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  • The US-Saudi relationship must be preserved – our national interest demands it

    10/16/2018 9:22:22 PM PDT · by Innovative · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | Oct. 16, 2018 | Jim Hanson
    The concerted efforts now underway to derail the improved relations between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia established by the Trump administration are unhelpful at best and dangerous to America’s national and economic security at worst. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is a reformer trying to modernize his country. The steps he has taken so far are unprecedented. Letting that progress fall victim to mistakes by his government and attacks from opponents would be a massive mistake. The death of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi – a critic of the Saudi government, who has not been heard from since he...
  • BEN GOES BERSERK: Sen. Sasse Viciously Attacks Sean Hannity, Forgets Countless Interviews

    10/16/2018 8:57:20 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 34 replies
    Sean Hannity ^ | October 16, 2018 - 1 hour ago | Hannity Staff
    nti-Trump crusader and Nebraska GOP Senator Ben Sasse set his sights on Sean Hannity this week; accusing him of “grotesque distortions” in his new book while failing to disclose countless interviews where the Republican widely-agreed with the Fox News host. According to recently released excerpts from Sasse’s latest cash-grab, the Senator lashes-out at Hannity for a full twenty pages; saying he doesn’t “promote a particular conservative agenda, or to encourage American patriotism, or even to offer coherent arguments against liberalism. His core cause is to rage.” “Liberals are evil, you’re a victim, and you should be furious,” he adds. Sasse...
  • EXCLUSIVE: 'Life after Google: 10 Laws of the Cryptocosm'

    10/16/2018 6:46:22 PM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    Townhall ^ | Jul 17, 2018 | George Gilder
    Google’s security foibles, its “aggregate and advertise” model, its avoidance of price signals, its silos of customer data, and its visions of machine mind are unlikely to survive the root-and-branch revolution of distributed peer-to-peer technology, which I call the “cryptocosm.” Today, all around us, scores of thousands of engineers and entrepreneurs are contriving a new system of the world that transcends the limits and illusions of the Google realm. In the Google era, the prime rule of the Internet is “Communications first.” That means everything is free to be copied, moved, and mutated. While most of us welcome “free” on...
  • Llano River flooding in Central Texas

    10/16/2018 8:33:24 PM PDT · by rustbucket · 19 replies
  • Ukrainian Su-27UB Flanker Crashes, Reportedly Killing Ukrainian and U.S. Pilots Onboard (Updated)

    10/16/2018 7:58:57 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    Details about the mishap are still limited, but a Su-27UB Flanker combat jet from Ukraine's Air Force has crashed in that country, killing its Ukrainian pilot, as well as reportedly a member of the U.S. Air National Guard. The jet had been flying a training sortie as part of Exercise Clear Sky 2018, which began on Oct. 8, 2018. The accident occurred at around 5:00 PM local time on Oct. 16, 2018, near the village of Ulaniv, which is situated approximately 185 miles southwest of the Ukranian capital Kiev. Ukraine's military immediately launched a search and rescue operation that unfortunately...
  • Liberal Professors Launch Campaign To Pack Supreme Court After Kavanaugh Confirmation

    10/16/2018 7:40:01 PM PDT · by blam · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10-16-2018 | Gregg Re
    Less than a month after the confirmation of Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh entrenched a 5-4 conservative majority on the Supreme Court, leading law professors are urging Democrats to expand the size of all of the nation's federal courts and pack them with liberals. Far-left Harvard professors Mark Tushnet and Laurence Tribe are lending their support to the so-called "1.20.21 Project," which was launched by political science professor Aaron Belkin on Wednesday to counter "Republican obstruction, theft and procedural abuse" of the federal judiciary. That rhetoric reflects the professors' apparent surprise after Democrats lost the 2016 presidential election, which they had...
  • Two Lawsuits Target Georgia's Absentee Voting Rejections

    10/16/2018 7:00:28 PM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 17 replies
    GPB ^ | 10/16/2018 | Stephen Fowler
    Another part of Georgia’s elections infrastructure is being challenged in court this week, as two separate lawsuits are challenging parts of Georgia's mail-in absentee ballot process. … That lawsuit claims that Gwinnett County is rejecting absentee ballots at a rate higher than the rest of Georgia’s 159 counties, and that minority voters are disproportionately affected. As of Monday night, nearly 60,000 mail-in absentee ballots have been accepted according to the secretary of state’s office. 1,219 have been rejected, and 464 of them came from Gwinnett County.
  • Ancient beheading site found in Jerusalem, evidence of ‘holy’ king’s bloody rule

    10/16/2018 6:29:26 PM PDT · by SJackson · 14 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 12 October 2018 | Amanda Borschel-Dan 
    Archaeologists now know whodunnit — the Hasmonean king Alexander Jannaeus — after uncovering a 2,000-year-old mass burial ground in the municipality’s backyard Evidence of a mass slaying, including cruel beheadings, committed during the bloody reign of the Hasmonean king Alexander Jannaeus (103-76 BCE) was recently uncovered in a courtyard next to the Jerusalem municipality during excavations of an ancient water cistern. “We removed from the pit more than 20 neck vertebrae which were cut by a sword,” said Dr. Yossi Nagar, an anthropologist at the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA). “We discovered in the pit, bodies and body parts of infants...
  • Elizabeth Warren Was Celebrated As ‘First Woman Of Color’ At Harvard Law

    10/16/2018 6:26:38 PM PDT · by blam · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10-16-2018 | John Nolte
    In 1993, the Harvard Crimson reported that the “Law School faculty voted yesterday to offer a tenured position to Visiting Professor of Law Elizabeth Warren.” The article goes on to celebrate that this hiring “marks an advance in the student and faculty effort to improve faculty diversity[.]” Warren began teaching at Harvard in 1995. Then… In 1995, an article in the Harvard Crimson celebrated Warren as “Native American.” Although the conventional wisdom among students and faculty is that the Law School faculty includes no minority women, Chmura said Professor of Law Elizabeth Warren is Native American. In response to criticism...
  • Trump: Cohen provided ‘totally false’ testimony in plea deal

    10/16/2018 6:19:42 PM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 6 replies
    President Trump accused his former personal attorney Michael Cohen of providing “totally false” testimony when Cohen pleaded guilty to campaign finance violations made at the direction of Trump. Although prosecutors indicated Cohen was being truthful in his guilty plea, Trump slammed Cohen and characterized him as a “PR person who did small legal work.” He also claimed it was unfortunate Cohen pursued a plea deal to “achieve a lighter sentence,” the Associated Press reported. Cohen pleaded guilty to eight counts in August, including one count of willful cause of unlawful corporate contribution and one count of excessive campaign contribution related...
  • GOP group makes late play in Iowa seat once seen as lost

    10/16/2018 6:14:23 PM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/16/2018 | Reid Wilson
    The largest super PAC supporting House Republicans will spend a million dollars on a late advertisement meant to bolster Rep. Rod Blum (R-Iowa), one of the most vulnerable incumbents facing reelection this year. The Congressional Leadership Fund said Tuesday it would pay for advertising that paints state Rep. Abby Finkenauer (D) as a pawn of House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi.
  • Atlanta to Pay $1.2 Million to Former Fire Chief After Violating His First Amendment Freedoms

    10/16/2018 5:54:05 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 19 replies
    CBN News ^ | 10/16/18 | Steve Warren
    The City of Atlanta, Georgia has agreed to pay former fire chief Kelvin Cochran, $1.2 million after a Federal District Court ruled in December 2017 that the city's policies which led to Cochran's termination were unconstitutional. *** [I]n 2015 . . . the City of Atlanta fired him because he wrote a men's devotional book in his spare time – a book that briefly mentions his views on a biblical understanding of marriage and sexuality. As CBN News reported, the city did not approve of Chief Cochran's book. After a 30-day suspension without pay, in order to complete "sensitivity training,"...
  • James O’Keefe Uncovers Claire McCaskill’s Anti-Gun Extremism

    10/16/2018 5:42:57 PM PDT · by familyop · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 16, 2018 | John Nolte
    One campaign worker admits McCaskill would go as far as supporting a ban on semiautomatic rifles. Campaign worker Glen Winfrey describes how McCaskill intends to explain to voters why she flip-flopped on the issue of impeaching President Trump. He says she will tell Missourians, “Get over it. It was a national security question.” He adds that hiding her intent to vote for Trump’s impeachment will be explained as patriotic.
  • Cache of guns? Police clarify 3 rifles in cases found atop downtown garage before protest

    10/16/2018 5:40:00 PM PDT · by chief lee runamok · 18 replies
    oregonlive ^ | 10/16/2018 | Maxine Bernstein
    A day after Mayor Ted Wheeler called out right-wing group Patriot Prayer for bringing a cache of guns to a downtown rooftop before a summer protest, the mayor and police clarified significant details about the discovery and response.
  • Lt. Gov. Mallott steps down amid 'inappropriate comments'

    10/16/2018 5:27:51 PM PDT · by hattend · 37 replies
    KTVA TV ^ | 16 Oct 2018 | Steve Quinn
    Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott has stepped down after Gov. Bill Walker says he learned Mallott "made inappropriate comments that do not reflect the sterling level of behavior required in his role as Lieutenant Governor."
  • Dow spikes 548 points as investors cheer fat corporate profits

    10/16/2018 5:23:52 PM PDT · by John W · 35 replies
    CNN Business ^ | October 16, 2018 | Mart Egan
    New York (CNN Business)Corporate America is coming to Wall Street's rescue. The Dow soared 548 points, or 2.2%, on Tuesday as investors cheered fat profits from major companies and relative calm in the bond market. The huge rally, the Dow's best day since March, helped the index recover a chunk of last week's hefty losses. Tech stocks, the biggest losers during the market turmoil, raced back to life. The Nasdaq spiked nearly 3%, while the S&P 500 advanced 2.2%. Investors piled back into tech darlings. Amazon, Facebook and Netflix closed sharply higher.
  • Lying FBI Senior Official won’t face prosecution

    10/16/2018 5:09:09 PM PDT · by oldernittany · 50 replies
    Senior FBI official who too “gifts” (read bribes) from media and lied about it won’t be prosecuted.
  • Rubio: Worth blowing up US-Saudi relationship

    10/16/2018 4:18:20 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 113 replies
    CNN ^ | October 16, 2018
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) said the United States will lose its credibility on human rights if it does not take action against Saudi Arabia after the apparent death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

    10/16/2018 4:17:54 PM PDT · by 5150 FREEPER · 4 replies
    Brian Mudd Twitter ^ | 10/16/2018 | Brian Mudd
    WJNO talker Brian Mudd hosting The Mark Levin Show Tuesday night: made no mention about Mark's family or when he will return but Don Bongino said Monday night he was away due to an illness in the family, like Mark's father, Jack Levin. Prayers for the Levin family.
  • U.S. Is World’s Most Competitive Economy for First Time in a Decade

    10/16/2018 4:11:18 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 27 replies
    WSJ ^ | 16 Oct 2018 | Joanna Sugden
    The U.S. is back on top as the most competitive country in the world, regaining the No. 1 spot for the first time since 2008 in an index produced by the World Economic Forum, which said the country could still do better on social issues. America climbed one place in the rankings of 140 countries, with the top five rounded out by Singapore, Germany, Switzerland and Japan. All five countries’ scores rose from 2017, with the U.S. notching the second-biggest gain after Japan’s. The top spot hasn’t gone to the U.S. since the financial crisis stalled output and triggered a...