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  • Rand Paul rips "Leftwing media" for focusing on COVID-19 cases: "Mortality rates are plummeting"

    10/28/2020 3:46:05 AM PDT · by RandFan · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | Oct 27 | BY JOE CONCHA
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) criticized the media in a Tuesday tweet for what he said was it not reporting a drop in the COVID-19 mortality rate in Spain, which is experiencing a surge in new coronavirus cases. “New COVID infections up 33% in Spain but mortality down 82%,” Paul tweeted while sharing a link to Spain's coronavirus totals. “The Leftwing media reports the new cases but refuses to let anyone hear the good news — mortality rates are plummeting!” According to Worldometers, Spain recorded 17,396 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, along with 93 deaths. The country recently declared a state...
  • Ex-postal worker charged with tossing ballots in construction dumpster

    10/27/2020 1:04:32 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 25 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 27, 2020 | 3:09pm | Jackie Salo
    DeShawn Bojgere, 30, who no longer works for the USPS, was charged with delay or destruction of mail in connection with the ballot dump earlier this month in Louisville, US Attorney Russell Coleman’s office said. More than 100 general election absentee ballots being sent out to voters were discarded in a construction dumpster, prosecutors said.
  • McConnell Speaks Before Senate Confirms Judge Barrett

    10/27/2020 6:32:55 AM PDT · by CodeToad · 18 replies ^ | 26 October 2020 | U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY)
    McConnell Speaks Before Senate Confirms Judge Barrett ‘The Senate will render one of the most consequential judgements it can ever deliver. We will approve a lifetime appointment to our nation’s highest court. Since the ink dried on the Constitution, only 114 men and women have been entrusted to uphold the separation of powers, protect people’s rights, and dispense impartial justice on the Supreme Court. In a few minutes, Judge Amy Coney Barrett of Indiana will join their ranks. WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Judge Amy...
  • Democrats urge Bloomberg to invest in Senate races as McConnell-linked super PAC spends big

    10/26/2020 9:51:19 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 8 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10/26/2020
    Democratic fundraisers are privately urging billionaire former presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg and his team to invest in hotly contested Senate races with just over a week until Election Day, according to people familiar with the matter. The pleas come as a super PAC aligned with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell floods these races with cash on behalf of the GOP candidates. The Senate Leadership Fund, which is run by allies of McConnell, is outraising and often outspending its Democratic counterpart, Senate Majority PAC, down the stretch. The Democratic group is linked to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. Bloomberg’s response to...
  • Rand Paul suggests restaurants should hire COVID-19 survivors as servers during pandemic

    10/26/2020 9:43:51 PM PDT · by RandFan · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/26/20 05:19 PM EDT | BY CAMERON JENKINS
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said he would like restaurants hire more staff that have previously contracted the coronavirus, according to The Daily Beast. During a rally for Nick Freitas, a Republican candidate for Congress, in Central Virginia on Sunday, Paul suggested to a crowd that he would make the call himself if he had a restaurant. "If I owned a restaurant, I’d have a whole wing for senior citizens or for anybody who is worried about getting sick, and I would say, 'All my servers have already had it,'" Paul told the crowd, according to The Daily Beast. "If I...
  • George Takei: Ours is a cold and righteous anger, Mr. McConnell. When you lose your senate majority

    10/26/2020 6:44:29 PM PDT · by White Lives Matter · 139 replies
    George Takei on Twitter ^ | October 26, 2020 | George Takei
    George Takei @GeorgeTakei Ours is a cold and righteous anger, Mr. McConnell. When you lose your senate majority and your claws no longer pull the levers of the White House, our retribution for your brazen acts of court packing will be as bold as they are decisive. Democrats, do not fear to strike back. 4:27 PM ˇ Oct 26, 2020ˇTwitter
  • Senator Rand Paul announces support for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett

    10/26/2020 1:03:14 PM PDT · by RandFan · 18 replies
    News Journal ^ | Oct 26 | Sen. Rand Paul
    After President Donald Trump nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett, who currently sits on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, I said I believed Judge Barrett would make an excellent justice that would serve our country and Constitution well. Since then, I’ve continued to be truly impressed by Judge Barrett, and after meeting with her this past week, I am proud to reaffirm my position and give her my full support. During our meeting, I enjoyed hearing from her directly about her judicial philosophy — a careful, impartial, and grounded approach...
  • Kentucky: U.S. Postal Employee ‘No Longer Employed’ After 112 Ballots Found in Dumpster

    10/26/2020 8:05:59 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 60 replies ^ | - on October 26, 2020 | By Pamela Geller & Joshua Caplan
    A U.S. Postal Service employee is out of a job amid an investigation into over 100 absentee ballots discarded in a dumpster in Louisville, Kentucky. A contractor found the unopened 112 ballots while renovating a home in Jefferson County on Thursday. Additionally, two political flyers were discovered by special agents with the Postal Service Office of the Inspector General. “When the investigation is concluded, the case will be presented for federal prosecution to the U.S. Attorney’s Office,” Special Agent Scott Balfour said in a statement. The case has been turned over to the U.S. attorney’s office, Balfour said. Such incidents...
  • McConnell tees up floor vote on Amy Coney Barrett nomination after Schumer attempts delay tactic

    10/23/2020 1:36:06 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 50 replies
    Faux News ^ | October 23, 2020 | Marisa Schultz
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., took the first steps Friday to advance Amy Coney Barrett for a Supreme Court confirmation vote despite delay tactics from Democrats, including forcing a rare closed-door session that's typically reserved for national security matters. Senate Republicans voted in favor of a procedural motion to enter executive session to begin debating Barrett's nomination -- teeing up a final vote on Barrett's nomination Monday. "Let's get on with it. Let's do our jobs," said McConnell, while hitting Democrats for efforts to undercut Barrett and previous GOP nominees. "We will give this nominee the vote she deserves...
  • Mitch McConnell dodges health questions despite bruised face, bandaged hands

    10/23/2020 10:56:42 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 114 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 23, 2020 | 10:31am | By Lia Eustachewich
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he has no health issues of concern — despite sporting bruises and bandages on his hands this week. The 78-year-old Kentucky senator dodged questions about his health from reporters in the Capitol Thursday, CNN reported. Asked whether he had any health issues, McConnell answered, “of course not,” and then didn’t respond when asked if he was being treated by a doctor. Later, McConnell — who is up for re-election — said there were “no concerns” when asked by the network about the bruises on his hands and whether he had any other health issues
  • Kentucky Democrats outpace Republicans in absentee voting

    10/21/2020 3:38:22 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 22 replies ^ | Oct 21, 2020 | BY BRUCE SCHREINER ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Kentucky Democrats have sent in absentee ballots at more than twice the rate as Republicans, but more GOP voters are turning out for early in-person voting, according to voting numbers. Through Tuesday, more than 282,400 Democrats statewide had returned absentee ballots, compared with nearly 116,000 Republicans, according to numbers provided Wednesday. Absentee ballots had been sent to nearly 422,000 Democrats and more than 188,000 Republicans. Meanwhile, more than 197,300 Republicans had voted in-person, compared with more than 156,000 Democrats. Early in-person voting began Oct. 13.
  • Rand Paul shares study that shows Masks don't work

    10/21/2020 2:11:16 AM PDT · by RandFan · 29 replies
    Twitter ^ | Oct 20 | Sen. Rand Paul
    @RandPaulTo the scolds blaming ⁦@realDonaldTrump infection on not wearing mask: the only published randomized clinical study of cloth masks shows 97% penetration of particles & higher infection rate than control. But never mind, it’s all about submission... Study:
  • Senate Will Hold Amy Coney Barrett Confirmation Vote on Hillary Clinton’s Birthday

    10/20/2020 5:45:53 PM PDT · by mmanager · 37 replies
    Bongino Report ^ | October 20, 2020 | Matt Palumo
    2016 presidential election silver medalist Hillary Clinton will be celebrating her birthday next Monday, and will be provided with yet another reminder that she’s not president, and the consequences that has caused for her party. President Donald Trump has already confirmed two Supreme Court justices, and Republicans have the votes in the Senate to confirm his third nominee, Amy Coney Barrett. Mitch McConnell announced earlier today that the vote on Barrett will be held on October 26th – which just so happens to be Hillary’s birthday.
  • Grand jurors can talk publicly about Breonna Taylor case, judge rules

    10/20/2020 12:34:27 PM PDT · by Severa · 11 replies ^ | Oct 20, 2020 |
    A grand juror in the Breonna Taylor case will be able to speak publicly about what happened during the proceedings. An anonymous juror filed a motion late last month following the conclusion of the case in which one officer, Brett Hankison, was indicted, and the charges were not related to Taylor's death. While grand jury proceedings are typically secret, the juror felt talking about the case would provide more transparency about how and why jurors came to their decisions.
  • Federal Appeals Court Upholds Kentucky Law to Save Babies From Abortions

    10/19/2020 12:02:01 PM PDT · by xomething · 3 replies
    lifenews ^ | 10/19/2020 | micaiah bilger
    Kentucky may enforce its law requiring abortionists have transfer agreements with local hospitals for patient emergencies after the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the state Friday.Abortion groups in Kentucky are challenging the life-saving 1998 law, claiming it imposes an “undue burden” on a woman’s right to abortion. Planned Parenthood and EMW Women’s Surgical Center have argued that they may have to close because they cannot meet the safety requirement, thus preventing women in Kentucky from getting abortions.According to Reason, the Sixth Circuit panel disagreed with the abortion groups’ argument and reversed a lower court ruling blocking...
  • MCCONELL details $500 billion COVID-19 bill set for Wednesday vote

    10/18/2020 3:45:28 AM PDT · by RandFan · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/17/20 05:05 PM EDT | BY JORDAIN CARNEY
    The Senate will vote on a $500 billion GOP coronavirus relief bill on Wednesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announced on Saturday. The bill — which is less than a third of the size of the $1.8 trillion offer from the White House — will include a federal unemployment benefit and another round of small-business assistance under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) The bill, according to McConnell, will also include more than $100 billion for schools as well as money for testing, contact tracing, and vaccine development and distribution. McConnell will require Democratic help to get the 60 votes...
  • Absentee ballots among discarded mail bound for Jeffersontown (KY)

    10/15/2020 3:18:12 PM PDT · by libertylover · 15 replies
    WAVE TV Louisville, KY ^ | Oct 15, 2020 | Gray Media
    A person found a pile of discarded USPS mail, including 112 absentee ballots for the upcoming election, on Thursday. A statement from a spokesman for the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General said the ballots, as well as two political advertisements, were already “returned to the USPS and will be delivered to customers today.” The statement said the discarded mail was intended for delivery in the Jeffersontown area, the 40299 zip code in particular. Below is an excerpt from the statement from Special Agent Scott Balfour:
  • University Of Kentucky Segregated Residential Assistance Training By Race, Sent White People To ‘White Accountability Space’

    10/15/2020 9:40:31 AM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 34 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | 10/20/2020 | Asche Schow
    Whites and non-whites training to be Residential Assistants at the University of Kentucky were segregated according to their race and put through different presentations. The separate trainings were provided to Young America’s Foundation through the organization’s Campus Bias Tip Line, which included emails and documents about the training. White RAs were sent to a “White Accountability Space” where they were given a document that listed 41 “common racist behaviors and attitudes of white people.” ... The person who alerted YAF to the segregation wished to remain anonymous and said that white students were required to have the document on their...
  • (KY) AG Daniel Cameron will have armed security the rest of year due to ’credible threats'

    10/15/2020 6:44:46 AM PDT · by libertylover · 5 replies
    WKYT TV ^ | Oct. 14, 2020 | Victor Puente
    (Kentucky) Attorney General Daniel Cameron will have armed security through the end of the year. This comes after he received threats to his safety following the decision made in the Breonna Taylor case. None of the officers involved were charged for her death. State contracts show approval of $300,000 to be used to provide around the clock armed security for Attorney General Daniel Cameron and his family. The contract provides 24/7 security to the attorney general through the end of the year.
  • McConnell Says Senate Will Vote On "New Funding" For PPP; Democrats Turn On Pelosi For Refusing $1.8 Trillion From Trump: Some Democrats Say, "Nancy, Take The Deal!"

    10/13/2020 8:32:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Remark Board ^ | 10/13/2020 | Tyler Durden
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) says the Senate will vote on roughly $300 billion in "new funding" for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) aimed at helping struggling small businesses, as early as next week, according to Politico's Jake Sherman. NEW … MCCONNELL says the Senate will vote on “new funding” for the PPP next week. Dems have suggested in the past they would not accept this. — Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) October 13, 2020 "When the full Senate returns on October 19th, our first order of business will be voting again on targeted relief for American workers, including new...