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  • New Senate poll gives Roy Moore biggest lead yet

    10/19/2017 10:28:43 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 8 replies ^ | Oct 19, 2017 | Paul Gattis
    A Senate poll commissioned by Raycom News Network indicated that Republican candidate Roy Moore has a double-digit lead over Democrat Doug Jones. Moore's 11-point lead over Jones is his biggest yet in five polls conducted during the general election campaign and comes two days after a Fox News poll had the race tied. Moore had 51 percent support among those polled to Jones' 40 percent. Nine percent were undecided. The survey polled 3,000 likely voters on Monday and had a margin of error of 2-3 percent. "I think the challenge for the Jones campaign is bigger than what these numbers...
  • Notice how Komen Foundation is NO LONGER MENTIONED during "Breast Cancer" month of October?

    10/19/2017 3:44:16 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    10/19/17 | sff
    no link, just an observation.... open to correction...BUT. While October has been hyped in the media as a "pink" month, standing for breast cancer research, have you noticed that THIS year, the Susan G Komen Foundation--big Planned Parenthood funders--are NOT mentioned prominently? I wonder if SGK is still behind these efforts, but are choosing to mute its involvement. Recall a few years back many of us chose to STOP donating to Komen when the organization BACKTRACKED on a pledge to stop giving money to the abortion mills.
  • U.S.-backed force claims capture of Islamic State’s de facto Syrian capital Raqqa

    10/17/2017 7:15:59 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 23 replies
    WaPo ^ | 17 Oct 2017 | Louisa Loveluck and Liz Sly
    BEIRUT — U.S.-backed forces in Syria claimed full control of the Islamic State’s onetime capital of Raqqa on Tuesday, heralding an end to the militants’ presence in their most symbolically important stronghold and bringing closer the likelihood of their complete territorial demise. Talo Silo, a spokesman for the Syrian Democratic Forces, or SDF, said that military operations have halted and that members of the joint Kurdish-Arab force are clearing the city of explosive devices and hunting for sleeping cells. It was still unclear whether some Islamic State pockets remained, but the SDF portrayed the battle for Raqqa as effectively over....
  • How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love The Donald

    10/18/2017 4:28:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    American ^ | October 18, 2017 | Pennel Bird
    It is an article of faith among many that some of the most patriotic Americans are immigrants. Leaving one's country and culture in search of a better life has a way of clarifying the reasons for making such a consequential choice. The freedoms and opportunities we enjoy as native-born citizens, but can sometimes take for granted, are often even more deeply cherished by new Americans in their adopted homeland. Trading up carries with it a reminder of what one has lived down – and can be all the more meaningful for it. In a similar way, it may also be...
  • FBI Helps Spain Catch Suspected Isis Recruiter

    10/17/2017 11:15:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    The Local (Spain) ^ | 17 October 2017 | Lee Roden
    A woman has been detained near Girona by Spain's Guardia Civil police force suspected of collaborating with terrorists through recruiting and sending jihadists to conflict zones. The 21-year-old "formed part of an international network of people loyal to Isis thought to have participated in forums used to recruit women with the goal of sending them to conflict zones," Spain's Interior Ministry (Ministerio del Interior) said in a statement. The woman, who was born in northern Spain, "went through a process of virtual self-radicalisation, consuming propaganda products from jihadist groups containing extremely violent content," the statement continued. It revealed that the...
  • NFL TV ratings continue decline in early part of 2017 season

    10/17/2017 11:30:52 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 28 replies ^ | Oct 17, 2017 | Brent Axe
    NFL television ratings continue a downward trend in the early part of the 2017 season. CBS' NFL ratings are down 17 percent year over year compared to 2016. Fox's NFL ratings are down seven percent for the first five weeks of the season year over year. CBS' broadcast of the Pittsburgh Steelers-Kansas City Chiefs, which went to 86% of the country, drew a 14.0 rating. The 14.0 is the lowest for the Week 6 national window since 2006 (13.5), per Sports Business Daily. Later in the day, NBC pulled a 10.9 for the winless Giants against the Broncos on Sunday...
  • Senate GOP to Back Trump on Border Wall, Risking Shutdown Fight

    10/17/2017 7:30:51 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 31 replies
    AG Web ^ | Oct 17, 2017
    Senate Republicans have drafted a Homeland Security spending bill that includes the full $1.6 billion President Donald Trump wants for a wall at the Mexican border, increasing the chances of a shutdown fight before current government funding runs out Dec. 8. Bill author Senator John Boozman of Arkansas told reporters Tuesday the border wall funds would be resolved in a giant trillion-dollar spending bill in December, along with the issue of whether to continue work permits for immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children, known as Dreamers. "That will be part of the negotiations," he said. "I think at...
  • US Backed Forces Celebrate Defeat of ISIS In Raqqa

    10/17/2017 11:21:58 AM PDT · by drewh · 22 replies
    CBS News ^ | October 17, 2017 | Holly Williams
    U.S.-backed forces in Syria are celebrating the defeat of ISIS in its former stronghold of Raqqa. Fighters from the Syrian Democratic Forces danced and chanted in the streets. Losing Raqqa is a major blow for ISIS as the terror group once called the city its capital.
  • Pa. insurance department says Obamacare rates to rise 30.6 percent

    10/17/2017 7:27:55 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 13 replies
    Post-Gazette ^ | 10/16/2017 | Kris Mamula
    Pennsylvania insurers offering Obamacare plans will need to raise premiums an average 30.6 percent in 2018, nearly four times the increase that had been anticipated before President Donald Trump scrapped government subsidies five days ago. The new numbers come from the state Insurance Department, which on Monday released the rate hikes that it had approved after calculating the impact of the president’s move. Earlier this year, the Pennsylvania Insurance Department had projected an average 7.6 percent rate hike for individual health insurance plans purchased through the Affordable Care Act’s government exchange in this state. Acting Commissioner Jessica Altman said she...
  • POTUS: "Obamacare Is Finished, It's Dead, It's Gone... There Is No Such Thing Anymore."

    10/16/2017 10:33:07 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 41 replies
    POTUS: "Obamacare is finished, it's dead, it's gone... There is no such thing as Obamacare anymore."
  • Trump and the dismantling of Obama's legacy

    10/15/2017 9:58:20 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 22 replies
    AFP via Yahoo ^ | 10/15/17 | Jerome Cartiller
    Washington (AFP) - Brick by brick, the demolition job has begun: since taking office less than a year ago, Donald Trump has launched an all-out assault on the legacy of Barack Obama. Climate, free trade, health care, immigration, foreign policy -- the 45th US president has set about undoing just about everything done by the 44th. All new presidents, of course, break with their predecessor once in the Oval Office, especially if they come from a rival political party. But what is striking is how systematic the hammer blows to Obama's legacy have been. And rather than throw his weight...
  • Donald Trump's Middle East masterstroke

    10/14/2017 5:10:16 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 20 replies ^ | Joe Herring and Mark Christian
    "Why does he keep stirring the pot?" "He should just keep his mouth shut and do his job!" I'm sure you've heard many express these sentiments regarding Trump and his penchant for tweeting, commenting, and poking at the perpetually aggrieved left and their fellow travelers in the "Never Trump" establishment. But while you (and the media) were distracted by the latest shiny object dangled by the president, some tectonic plate-shifting occurred in the Middle East. Representatives of Hamas and Fatah (competing groups seeking control over the Palestinians) have met in Cairo at the invitation of Egypt's President El-Sisi to craft...
  • Dozens of ISIS fighters reportedly surrender in Raqqa

    10/14/2017 11:17:58 AM PDT · by Enchante · 39 replies
    AP via NY Post ^ | October 14, 2017 | Staff
    Earlier this week, the coalition estimated that 300 to 400 militants remained in the city. On Friday, a local official said an estimated 100 militants surrendered.
  • ISIS is On The Run Under Trump: After 8 years of Obama’s lies and failures leading to genocide.

    10/14/2017 12:20:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 10/13/2017 | Joseph Klein
    Last week Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announced that ISIS’s "fraudulent caliphate in Iraq and Syria is on the brink of being completely extinguished," and credited "an aggressive new strategy led by the president." President Trump trusted his military to carry out a robust strategy to quickly eliminate ISIS’s control of territories from which it could plan and direct terrorist attacks worldwide. As Defense Secretary Jim Mattis explained last May, "First, he delegated authority to the right level to aggressively and in a timely manner move against enemy vulnerabilities. Secondly, he directed a tactical shift from shoving ISIS out of...
  • EPIX Documentary, Election Day: Lens Across America

    10/14/2017 6:21:20 PM PDT · by Kickass Conservative · 6 replies
    EPIX | 2017-10-14 | Kickass Conservative
    For those who have ATT U-verse, EPIX is having a Free Weekend Viewing. Not sure if it Free on other Services.
  • Trump Ends Obama-era War on Coal; Scraps Clean Power Plan

    10/14/2017 12:15:42 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    The Associatoin of Mature American Citizens ^ | October 13, 2017 | John Grimaldi
    WASHINGTON, DC, Oct 13 – “The ‘climate changers’ came out in full force when the EPA announced earlier this week that it was ending the Obama-era war on coal by scrapping Mr. Obama’s Clean Power Plan. But, America has the world’s largest reserves of coal—an asset that should not be dismissed out of hand for a variety of reasons, according to Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC].Weber says that extreme restrictions on the use of coal to generate electricity “acted like a national energy tax. They minimized the positive impact of our lowest cost and...
  • Unemployment claims fall to lowest level in 43 years, despite hurricanes

    10/12/2017 8:06:25 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 8 replies ^ | Oct 12, 2017, 8:31 AM | by Joseph Lawler
    The total number of laid-off workers receiving unemployment benefits fell to 1.89 million at the end of September, the Department of Labor reported Thursday, the lowest such mark in nearly 44 years. And new claims for unemployment benefits dropped 15,000 to 243,000 in the first full week of October, according to the agency, as the job market bounces back from hurricane damage even faster than forecasters expected. Low new jobless claims are a good sign. They indicate that layoffs are rare, and accordingly that job creation is strong. Unemployment benefits are available for up to 26 weeks in most states....
  • Democrats Are Playing Checkers While Trump Is Playing Chess

    10/12/2017 6:22:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 12, 2017 | Thomas B. Edsall
    For Democrats, the warning shots are coming thick and fast. “More than half of Americans don’t think Donald Trump is fit to serve as president, yet he has a clear path to winning reelection,” Doug Sosnik, who served as President Bill Clinton’s political director, wrote in the Washington Post last week. “Are Democrats Headed for a McGovern Redux?” Alan Greenblatt asked in Politico on Oct. 9. On the same day, a New York Magazine headline declared: “No One Should Rule Out a Trump Re-election in 2020.” What can Democrats do? A Pew Research Center survey released earlier this month documented...
  • National Anthem Protests Put Pressure on Lawmakers to Defund Sports Arenas

    10/12/2017 6:57:04 PM PDT · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 23 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 09/24/17 | Kerry Picket
    Senators proposed a bill this summer to prevent federal taxpayer funding from going towards the construction of professional sports arenas, and after more players began supporting the protest of the national anthem before games, the legislation may begin to pick up steam. A companion measure to the legislation was already proposed in the House back in March by Oklahoma Republican Rep. Steve Russell.
  • Trump Support Underrated in Surveys, says Ex-Clinton Pollster

    10/12/2017 6:58:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Newsmax ^ | October 12, 2017 | James Morrison
    A top Democrat pollster warned Thursday that surveys showing President Donald Trump with low approval ratings make the same mistakes as those last year that predicted a massive victory for Hillary Clinton. "The polls that failed to detect the full strength of President Trump on Election Day continue to underestimate the president's support for the job he is doing, paying way too much attention to the Twitter wars and ignoring the public support for many of the actions he is undertaking," wrote Mark Penn, a pollster for former President Bill Clinton and chief strategist for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. "Polls...