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  • 'Look at this f---ing white guy!' bigot yells before brutally attacking man in Bronx pizzeria

    10/18/2018 8:59:05 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 20 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 10/18/2018 | JOHN ANNESE
    A bigoted attacker screamed anti-white statements at a man sitting in a Bronx pizzeria, then punched him in the face and fractured his eye socket, cops said Wednesday. The 59-year-old victim was sitting at a table in Ray’s Pizza on E. 138th St. at St. Ann’s Ave. in Mott Haven Oct. 6, using his laptop, when another man stormed in and started yelling, police said. “Look at this f---ing white guy! These f---ing white people think they own the world!” the man bellowed. The victim tried to leave, but the man blocked his path, then punched him in the face,...
  • Environmentalists file 3rd lawsuit over Trump wall plans

    10/18/2018 8:58:12 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 18, 2018 11:49 AM EDT | Nomaan Merchant
    Environmental groups filed another lawsuit Thursday challenging the Trump administration’s use of waivers to speed up construction of a border wall, this time in Texas. Three groups sued the Department of Homeland Security, a week after the agency waived environmental laws along a roughly 25-mile (40-kilometer) stretch of border in the Rio Grande Valley, which is the southernmost point of Texas. […] In Texas, the government wants to connect existing sections of fencing on river levees in Hidalgo County and to close other gaps in fencing in neighboring Cameron County. […] Environmental groups say DHS is wrongly using authority that...
  • Illegal Caravans Encouraged by Honduras and Soros

    10/18/2018 8:58:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/18/2018 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Just in time for the midterms, another "spontaneous" migration from Central America began with a bevy of allegedly oppressed and downtrodden Hondurans leading the way.  Pressured by a threat from President Trump to cut aid to Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador if the caravan is not stopped, some moves by these governments have been made.  Yet evidence exists that these migrations are not spontaneous, with both of the governments in question encouraging them as a political and economic safety valve and a source of foreign currency, financed in part by foreign leftists with connections to George Soros. As Fox News's Laura Ingraham noticed in...
  • ARABIAN JEWEL? Has WWE Crown Jewel been axed and what has been said about the Saudi Arabia event?

    10/18/2018 8:57:42 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 3 replies
    The Sun UK ^ | 10-18-2018 | Adam Storer
    The wrestling event was set to be another highlight for Vince McMahon - but has been cancelled after ongoing issues in the Middle East WWE Crown Jewel was set to be another blockbuster event in Saudi Arabia - following the Greatest Royal Rumble in April. That show was as part of a new 10-year deal with the Middle Eastern nation, only for their very next event to be cancelled. Has WWE Crown Jewel been axed? According to reports, the event is set to be cancelled - in Saudi Arabia at least anyway. The Middle Eastern country has been embroiled in...
  • The Khashoggi Scandal: Context Matters; The goal is still to roll back Iranian influence

    10/18/2018 8:52:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/18/2018 | Seth J. Frantzman
    The disappearance of Saudi journalist and former kingdom insider Jamal Khashoggi sent shockwaves across the Middle East and Washington. On October 10, President Donald Trump said that the US was “demanding” answers after the writer went missing while visiting the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Saudi Arabia’s King Salman on Tuesday. American Senators and congressmen have urged the White House to support an investigation into the missing man’s whereabouts and Vice President Mike Pence has offered FBI support. U.S.–Saudi relations, which have warmed under Trump after being on the rocks during the...
  • Ted steamrolls Beto

    10/18/2018 8:52:09 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies ^ | 10/18/2018 | Apolo Villalobos
    The televised debate on Tuesday between Ted Cruz and Beto O'Rourke was a massacre. O'Rourke has been reluctant to debate Cruz from the beginning, and with good reason (ironically, as a rule, an incumbent shuns debate) – Cruz has successfully argued cases before the Supreme Court. O'Rourke was occasionally flustered and almost succeeded in hiding it, while Cruz was confident and occasionally laughed at some of his opponent's assertions. But more than that, Beto relied on vague generalities about specific questions and on a couple of questions tried the politicians' tried and true tactic of avoiding answering a question by...
  • Blackburn thanks restaurant owner for hosting event after social media backlash

    10/18/2018 8:50:37 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 4 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/18/18 | MEGAN KELLER
    Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) thanked the owner of a Tennessee restaurant on Thursday for hosting a campaign event for her after the owner received death threats and insults for letting Blackburn rent an event room at his establishment. "The radical Left is out of control, and their angry mob is right here in Tennessee," Blackburn tweeted alongside an article from local paper, The Wilson Post, describing the backlash restaurant owner Tom Courtney and his staff have received. "Tom, we appreciate your opening your restaurant up to us, and we hope you are treated with the same respect as you treat...
  • China ‘Sputtering’: Beijing Latches on to Pentagon as U.S.-China Relations Sour

    10/18/2018 8:43:17 AM PDT · by chief lee runamok · 3 replies
    breitbart ^ | 10/18/2018 | Kristina Wong
    The Chinese government, blindsided by the Trump administration’s trade offensive, has been working overtime to keep its relationship with the Pentagon afloat as others have been sinking, according to U.S. defense officials.
  • VP Mike Pence backing Geoff Diehl in race for Senate (MA--Warren GOP opponent)

    10/18/2018 8:41:33 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 10 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 10-18-18 | Joe Dwinell
    GOP Senate candidate Geoff Diehl is being backed today by Vice President Mike Pence in the first concrete sign of national support for the Whitman state rep. The Diehl campaign tells the Herald today that the vice president is putting out a fund-raising appeal around noon asking Republican donors to help the underdog candidate in his quest to topple U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren. A copy of that email blast obtained by the Herald states, in part: "As we rapidly approach the pivotal 2018 midterm elections, one race stands out: commonsense conservative Massachusetts Republican Geoff Diehl's challenge against radical leftist Democrat...
  • Please keep those donations coming in, folks. We need to get this FReepathon moving. [Thread XVIII]

    Congratulations, Justice Kavanaugh!! Now the restoration of our constitution finally commences. First conservative court in our lifetimes! Best election, best POTUS, evah!! MAGA!! Prayers up for a great election next month and for continuing progress and success. Please get your donations in early so we can wrap this baby up early!! Would be great if we can get 'er done within 60 days!! Greater yet if we can do it in 30 days or less!! Go, FReepers, GO!! FR is funded solely by contributions made by the liberty loving patriots who love and use it. We are beholden to no...
  • Former AG Grant Woods endorses Democratic candidate Tipirneni

    10/18/2018 8:39:09 AM PDT · by KC Burke · 6 replies
    KTAR ^ | 10/03/2018 | Staff
    PHOENIX — Former attorney general of Arizona Grant Woods, a Republican contemplating a switch in political parties, has endorsed Democrat Dr. Hiral Tipirneni in her congressional bid against incumbent conservative Debbie Lesko. Woods, the onetime chief of staff to the late Arizona Sen. John McCain, Woods and Tipirneni appeared together at a town hall in Surprise on Tuesday night. “She’s smart, independent, articulate and understands the complexities of important issues. In other words, she is just what our country needs in Congress,” Woods said of the Congressional District 8 candidate. {SNIP}
  • Doctors in Milan successfully treat spina bifida in unborn baby

    10/18/2018 8:37:37 AM PDT · by Salman · 2 replies
    The Local ^ | 18 October 2018 | The Local
    In the first operation of its kind in Europe, the San Raffaele hospital in Milan has used new technology to correct the congenital defect, which affects some 20,000 babies worldwide. Doctors in Milan have successfully used a new technique to correct spina bifida in an unborn baby at 22 weeks. A team of gynecologists and neurosurgeons at the city’s San Raffaele Hospital have successfully performed the "complete neurosurgical correction of spina bifida in utero," local media reports. The condition was diagnosed at the 19th week of pregnancy, and the operation, which lasted just over two hours, was carried out three...
  • This 101-year-old veteran has finally retired from his weekly job in Dallas

    10/18/2018 8:36:54 AM PDT · by DFG · 6 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 10/18/2018 | Brandon Meyer
    All he wanted was a little more sleep. It was 5:45 a.m., 15 minutes before his alarm was set to ring, and Chester Hollingsworth lay in bed, tired, especially after a weekend celebrating a birthday he never thought he'd make. A few more hours of rest, he thought, would do him well. But today was a Tuesday. And on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Hollingsworth goes to work. The alarm clock rang. It was time to get out of bed. He dug both elbows into the mattress and carefully twisted his body on its side. He dropped his legs off the edge,...
  • Mueller assembles team of cooperators in Russian probe

    10/18/2018 8:30:29 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/18/18 | MORGAN CHALFANT
    Special counsel Robert Mueller has assembled a list of figures cooperating with his Russia investigation that could provide him with substantial insight into the workings of the Trump campaign. Mueller’s ability to turn associates of President Trump into cooperators has been a key facet of his investigation, lending both strength to a probe that has pressed on for nearly a year and a half amid withering public scrutiny. Legal analysts expect former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and other recruits to bring the special counsel closer to getting to the bottom of whether there was collusion between the Trump campaign...
  • President Trump Makes Third Trip to Campaign in Montana

    10/18/2018 8:24:04 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 3 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | October 18, 2018
    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Outside groups and individual donors have poured more than $45 million into Montana’s U.S. Senate race as President Donald Trump prepares a third trip to the Big Sky state in his crusade to unseat two-term Democratic Sen. Jon Tester. The contest is on pace to be the most expensive in Montana history, and it’s been driven by Trump’s apparent personal interest in Tester’s defeat and his efforts to ensure Republicans keep power in the Senate. Republican challenger and Trump loyalist Matt Rosendale is far behind in fundraising. But he’s stayed competitive with $14 million spent by...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,October 18, 2018,WOR AM

    10/18/2018 8:17:12 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 2 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | October 17, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • Blackburn backlash shocks Mt. Juliet restaurant owner

    10/18/2018 8:16:27 AM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 35 replies
    The Wilson Post ^ | 10/17/18 | LAURIE EVERETT
    Courtney’s Restaurant and Catering owner Tom Courtney said he’s experienced a strong social media backlash because he rented the event room at his Mt. Juliet business to U.S. Senate candidate Rep. Marsha Blackburn on Saturday. Courtney said he’s been called a Nazi, an abuser, had his life threatened and said his staff has been verbally attacked. Hundreds of posters on social media said they would boycott his restaurant because it was a local venue to Blackburn, who is running for a seat in the U.S. Senate against former Democratic Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen. “People have posted they love our food,...
  • World Economic Forum confirms the US is great again under Trump

    10/18/2018 8:14:26 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 3 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/18/18 | PAUL RODERICK GREGORY
    The World Economic Forum’s (WEF) 2018 World Competitiveness Report ranks the United States No. 1 in global competitiveness, up from No. 3 in the past few years and its first top ranking in a decade. A high ranking matters. As the WEF reports: “Global competitiveness is determined by the set of institutions, policies and factors that determine the level of productivity of a country … And productivity leads to growth ... and improved well-being. The U.S.’s top ranking therefore suggests a lot of growth and prosperity to come." According to the Davos elite (who are no fans of Donald Trump),...
  • Betomania: Why Democrats are crazy for their 'authentically cool' Senate candidate

    10/18/2018 8:11:42 AM PDT · by C19fan · 53 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 17, 2018 | Alex Seitz-Wald
    Britt Daniel, the lead singer of venerable indie band Spoon, has started noticing something unusual in the streets of New York City, where he's been spending time with his girlfriend, thousands of miles away from his native Texas: Stickers and T-shirts for Beto O'Rourke. "Maybe there are some Texans up here," Daniel said in an interview. "But it does seem like even non-Texans have taken a lot of interest in this race. Maybe they just see him as someone who has a future for the party, a future in politics, or maybe they're just genuinely inspired by him."
  • Did prosecutor violate election laws in courtroom voter registration push? [VIDEO]

    10/18/2018 8:10:32 AM PDT · by · 1 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | OCT 11, 2018 | Dale Russell
    ATLANTA - An unusual voter registration drive inside a courtroom in session has caught the eye of our FOX 5 I-Team. An Atlanta area prosecutor offered defendants in South Fulton municipal court reduced fines if they registered to vote or had already registered to vote. But, senior I-Team reporter Dale Russell says one election lawyer says the courtroom offer violates state and federal election laws. Taylor Swift was the big winner and a big hit with the audience at last night's American Music Awards. She also used the winner's circle to promote voter registration photo One local prosecutor referenced Taylor...