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  • Merkel moves to open up Germany to US gas imports after Trump's push: report

    10/22/2018 7:07:28 PM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/22/2018 | Megan Keller
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel is making a move to open up Germany's market to U.S. gas companies, following a lobbying push from President Trump, The Wall Street Journal reported. Merkel told a group of lawmakers over breakfast in October that her government will co-finance a $576 million liquified natural gas (LNG) shipping terminal in northern Germany, the Journal reported, citing people familiar with the meeting. The project had been stalled for years, but Trump has lobbied hard for Europe to increase LNG purchases from the U.S. while reducing their reliance on Russia. Germany gets most of its gas from Russia,...
  • AZ Sen: Democrat Kyrsten Sinema's Senate Bid Has Become A Total Train Wreck

    10/22/2018 5:19:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies ^ | October 22, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    The Arizona Senate race is one that Democrats think they can pick up. Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) is unpopular; the latest crop of Republicans that have represented the state have disappointed conservatives and its trending blue. It’s going to be tight. Right now, Republican Congresswoman Martha McSally and Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema are duking it out. Sinema had a commanding lead, but the vicious fight over the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh gave the GOP base a boost, plus the serial bad news from Sinema’s past activist history has turned her Senate run into something of a dumpster fire. There’s...
  • NBC News: Five myths about the Honduran Caravan Debunked

    10/22/2018 2:51:53 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 67 replies
    NBSEE News ^ | 1-22-2018 | Julia Ainsley and Daniella Silva and Ken Dilanian
    A caravan of thousands of Honduran migrants is headed north in hopes of crossing the U.S. border. You may have heard some scary things about it. What's true and what's false? Here are five allegations bouncing around the internet that are definitely "alternative facts." MYTH 1: It's being funded by Democrats. Trump said at a campaign rally on Thursday that "a lot of money has been passing to people" traveling north from Honduras. A Republican from Florida, Rep. Matt Gaetz shared a short video that Trump later promoted of migrants being given cash and suggested that they were being funded...
  • Donald Trump: US will build up nuclear arsenal

    10/22/2018 2:17:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    US President Donald Trump has warned that the United States intended to build up its arsenal of nuclear weapons to put pressure on Russia and China. Speaking to reporters, he repeated his contention that Russia had violated the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty, which he has threatened to abandon. Russia denies this. The Cold War-era treaty banned medium-range missiles, reducing the perceived Soviet threat to European nations. Mr Trump said the US would build up its arsenal "until people come to their senses". He went on: "It's a threat to whoever you want to include China and it includes...
  • 'Potentially catastrophic' Hurricane Willa takes aim at Mexico as a Category 5 storm

    10/22/2018 12:48:22 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 89 replies
    ABC News ^ | 22 Oct 18 | Max Golembo
    Hurricane Willa strengthened to a powerful Category 5 storm Monday morning, taking aim at the Mexican coast and threatening to deliver life-threatening storm surge, wind and rain. Now packing 160 mph winds, some strengthening was still possible for the storm Monday, making Willa "potentially catastrophic" for Mexico, the National Hurricane Center warned. It's expected to weaken when it makes landfall Tuesday but is forecast to bring large waves, dangerous storm surge, gusty winds and heavy rain. Mexico will begin to feel the impacts of Willa late Tuesday morning. The storm is forecast to make landfall south of Mazatlan Tuesday night...
  • Republicans outpacing Democrats in early voting in key states, NBC News finds

    10/22/2018 12:32:46 PM PDT · by Ravi · 20 replies
    nbc news ^ | 10/22/2018 | edelman
    Is the "blue wave" turning purple? Republican-affiliated voters have outpaced Democratic-affiliated voters in early voting in seven closely watched states, according to data provided by TargetSmart and independently analyzed by the NBC News Data Analytics Lab. GOP-affiliated voters have surpassed Democratic-affiliated ones in early voting in Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Montana, Tennessee and Texas, the data showed. Only in Nevada have Democratic-affiliated voters exceeded Republican-affiliated voters so far in early voting, according to the data.
  • NBC/WSJ Poll: Dont Look Now, But Here Comes Trump

    10/22/2018 9:44:08 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 30 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 22 Oct 2018 | Ed Morrissey
    Remember when Donald Trumps widespread unpopularity would fuel a blue wave in the midterms? Trumps still underwater on job approval, but a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll puts Trump at his best rating as president yet, 47/49. Republican interest in the election continues to rise, with both parties hitting a new record for midterm engagement: The Kavanaugh effect seems pretty well established now. Not only did it provide a catalyst for GOP enthusiasm, that burst hasnt subsided with Kavanaughs confirmation, either. On top of that, Republicans now have a +15 advantage on the economy, the highest level ever for...
  • BREAKING: President Trump Announces Aid Cuts to Multiple Countries Over Illegal Caravan

    10/22/2018 8:38:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 167 replies ^ | October 22, 2018 | Katie Pavlich
    President Trump announced Monday morning he is starting the process to cut or reduce aid to Central American countries that haven't stopped a caravan of illegal aliens. Over the past few days, the caravan has grown from 4,000 people to 7,000. Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador were not able to do the job of stopping people from leaving their country and coming illegally to the U.S. We will now begin cutting off, or substantially reducing, the massive foreign aid routinely given to them.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 22, 2018 Over the weekend, President Trump again threatened to seal...

    10/22/2018 8:29:48 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 583 replies
    Mother of all MAGA rallies tonight from Houston, TX at 6: 30 PM CDT. Before that, therell be a Texas-sized tailgater party!
  • Poll: Republican Mike Braun Surging with Two Weeks Left in Indiana Senate Race

    10/22/2018 7:21:48 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 51 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Oct 2018 | Sean Moran
    Hoosier businessman and Senate Republican candidate Mike Braun has surged in the Indiana Senate race only two weeks before the November election, according to a poll released on Monday. Sen. Joe Donnellys popularity has continued to plummet ever since he decided to vote against Judge Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court. Since the Senate confirmation vote, the incumbent Democrats favorability and his polling has bottomed out. According to a recent poll conducted by the Braun campaign from October 14-17, Braun leads Donnelly by 44 to 40 percent, with seven percent backing Lucy Brenton, and five percent of voters remain undecided....
  • Awesome FReeper-Patriot-Deplorables, & (FReeploaders: if any)! [FReepathon Thread XXII]

    10/22/2018 5:35:35 AM PDT · by onyx · 40 replies
    Free Republic | Monday, October 22, 2018 | onyx
    Click Here to Donate via Our New Secure Link SINCE 1996 Dearest Membership and Jim! As of 22 October, loyal Awesome-FReeper-Deplorable-Patriot-Donors have contributed 26% of the total needed for our 4th Quarter Freepaton with 65 Donations of $100.00 or more and 7 members signed up to Donate Monthly! Once again, this Freepathon has all the appearances of going into 45 or 60 days (and hopefully NOT more). I'm trying desperately to think of how to put this delicately, so here goes. Each of us know our own personal finances and of course, our finances are nobody's business but our...
  • 2018 November General Election Early Voting (all states tally)

    10/21/2018 6:01:53 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 53 replies
    Total number of ballots cast in all reporting jurisdictions: 4,710,599 Scroll down for a table of statistics on ballots returned and ballots requested or sent. This table has the most current tally of total returned ballots.
  • Democrat New Jersey Senator Cory Booker Accused Of Sexually Assaulting A Man

    10/21/2018 9:00:01 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 94 replies
    OANN ^ | 21 Oct 2018
    Democrat New Jersey Senator Cory Booker is now being accused of sexual assault by a man. On Saturday, an anonymous man released a detailed four page document on Twitter, claiming the incident happened when Booker visited his workplace back in 2014. He claims Booker followed him to the bathroom, touched him inappropriately, and approached him for oral sex. The man says he reached out to two lawyers earlier this month disclosing his name, date, location, corroborating evidence, and two possible hearsay witnesses. The reported victim also said watching Bookers defense of alleged sexual assault victims was laughably ironic, jarringly cringe-worthy,...
  • President Trump to pull U.S. out of INF Nuclear Treaty with Russia

    10/21/2018 8:02:53 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 19 replies
    BBC ^ | 21 Oct 2018
    Speaking to reporters, Mr Trump said Russia had "violated" the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty. The US would not let Russia "go out and do weapons while we're not allowed to", Mr Trump said. "I don't know why President Obama didn't negotiate or pull out," the president said after a campaign rally in Nevada. "They've been violating it for many years." National Security Adviser John Bolton is expected to tell the Russians of the withdrawal during talks in Moscow later this week.
  • RCP Predicts GOP takes 54 Senate Seats - Flip FL, ND, MO

    10/20/2018 7:20:06 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 90 replies
    See Map at the Link
  • Mexico opens border to women and children from migrant caravan

    10/20/2018 4:01:31 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 51 replies
    AFP ^ | 10-20-2018 | AFP
    Mexican authorities on Saturday allowed dozens of women and children from the Honduran migrant caravan to pass into its territory, the country's ambassador to Guatemala said. Luis Manuel Lopez told AFP the women and children would be processed by immigration authorities and taken to a shelter in the city of Tapachula, 40 kilometers (25 miles) away. The women ran forward when immigration officers unchained a gate that had been pinning back migrants at the crossing.
  • House Democrats hope for wave election diminishes as Republicans rebound

    10/20/2018 2:45:59 PM PDT · by NRx · 81 replies
    WaPo ^ | 10-20-2018 | Sean Sullivan
    Democratic hopes for a wave election that would carry them to a significant House majority have been tempered in recent weeks amid a shifting political landscape and a torrent of hard-hitting attack ads from Republicans. Democrats remain favored to win, but GOP leaders believe they can minimize the number of seats they would lose and, perhaps, find a path to preserving their advantage in the chamber. The tightening, with just over two weeks left, reflects how President Trumps rising approval rating and the polarizing fight over Supreme Court Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh appear to be boosting the partys candidates...
  • Migrants camp on bridge between Guatemala and Mexico as U.S. pressure mounts

    10/20/2018 12:46:36 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 112 replies
    Reuters ^ | 20 Oct 18 | Delphine Schrank
    TECUN UMAN, Guatemala (Reuters) - Hundreds of Central American migrants bedded down overnight on a bridge separating Guatemala and Mexico, many squeezed against a metal border gate, as efforts to halt a trek north by a caravan of thousands of people gathered pace under U.S. pressure. U.S. President Donald Trump has warned the Central American caravan must be stopped before it reaches the United States, and Honduras and Guatemala said late on Friday they were mobilizing to return Honduran migrants to their homeland. Earlier in the day, hundreds of migrants at the head of the caravan had poured through Guatemalan...
  • U.S. Atty Office filed highest number of narcotics violent crime indictments since 2005

    10/19/2018 7:09:48 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 8 replies
    US Justice Department ^ | 10/18/2018 | Dept of Justice
    U.S. Atty Office filed highest number of narcotics violent crime indictments since 2005 The U.S. Attorney's Office filed highest number of narcotics and violent crime indictments since at least 2005 Under the leadership of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the Department of Justice charged the largest number of violent crime and firearm defendants in its history in Fiscal Year (FY) 2018. According to data from the Executive Office of United States Attorneys (EOUSA), the number of defendants charged with criminal felony offenses increased by nearly 15 percent from more than 71,200 defendants in FY 2017 to more than 81,800 in...
  • Politico: Say, Republicans Might Hold Onto The House After All

    10/19/2018 4:01:51 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 97 replies ^ | 10/19/2018 | ED MORRISSEY
    Could Republicans do the unthinkable on November 6th and keep a majority in the House? Politicos Rachel Bade calls it unlikely, but not impossible. Bade hears from Republicans and even a few Democrats that the political winds have shifted enough this month that it might result in a slight GOP majority once all the votes have been counted. ....Just about every poll predicts it wont happen: Suburban voters are too fed up with Donald Trump, and Democrats too awash in cash, for Nancy Pelosis party not to seize the House on Nov. 6. And yet House Republicans and privately,...