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  • Los Angeles: 'Artsakh Avenue' named in honor of Glendale's Armenian Community

    10/15/2018 8:59:26 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 9 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Oct 02, 2018 | Lila Sideman
    A sign for Artsakh Avenue — formerly a stretch of Maryland Avenue — was unveiled Tuesday, October 2, during a street naming ceremony hosted by the city of Glendale. The event drew officials from near and far: All five Glendale City Council members were present, in addition to state Sen. Anthony Portantino and Robert Avetisyan, a US representative for Artsakh, which is a contested republic between Armenia and Azerbaijan. In June, the City Council voted 4-0 to rename a two-block section of Maryland Avenue, between Wilson Avenue and Harvard Street, to Artsakh Avenue. During the decision-making process, Councilman Ara Najarian...
  • Republicans warn: There's a 'big fight' brewing over Trump's border wall.

    10/14/2018 2:09:28 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 36 replies
    CNN ^ | 10-13-18 | Clare Foran
    Even with the midterm elections looming, Republican leaders in Congress made clear this week they're paying close attention to a looming battle over President Donald Trump's promised border wall. On Monday, House Speaker Paul Ryan predicted a "big fight" over border security on the horizon, while Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Wednesday that the GOP is "committed" to working to secure the funding the President wants for his signature campaign pledge.
  • Here's how Democrats can hit back against Trump's angry white man base.

    10/14/2018 4:08:16 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 73 replies
    NBC News ^ | Oct.14.2018 | Opinion - Howell Raines
    Democrats can defeat the Trump base. But only if they ditch Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi — and rally female voters What the angry white male writing this column wants to know is who will hit back for the Democrats? My polling cohort, older white men, took a public-relations beating during the Brett Kavanaugh hearings — and I say it’s about time. Never in modern political history have so many been given so much by our culture and yet have been so casual about the health of the Republic.
  • Newt Gingrich: Here's a leader with a plan to genuinely control our southern border. He needs our...

    10/13/2018 9:10:29 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 45 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 13, 2018 | Newt Gingrich
    Full title: Newt Gingrich: Here's a leader with a plan to genuinely control our southern border. He needs our supportWhen House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., introduced the Build the Wall, Enforce the Law Act he set the stage for a vital national debate on important questions. Does our safety matter? Does the safety of our children matter? Does the safety of our neighborhoods and communities matter? Every American should be grateful that McCarthy is boldly setting out a plan to genuinely control our southern border and provided the resources and organization needed. He has written a bill that he...
  • Amal Clooney criticizes Trump for controversial comments on Christine Blasey Ford...

    10/13/2018 4:40:41 PM PDT · by bkopto · 64 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 10/13/2018 | elizabeth zwirz
    Amal Clooney reportedly took aim at President Trump on Friday for his previous controversial remarks about Christine Blasey Ford, who accused now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault. The remarks from the human rights attorney came during her address to the Pennsylvania Conference for Women, Philadelphia Magazine reported. The conference announced in April that she would be headlining the event as a keynote speaker. “A president shouldn’t ridicule a woman who courageously comes forward to allege abuse,” Clooney told the crowd in Philadelphia, according to the outlet.
  • Drones swamp US-Mexico border but federal agents powerless to stop them

    10/13/2018 3:07:06 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 73 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12 OCT 2018 | Anna Giaritelli
    The Department of Homeland Security and the FBI identified this week unmanned aerial systems, or drones, as one of the greatest national security threats to America — rating it as severe a concern as cybersecurity hacks, critical infrastructure attacks, and terrorism. While drones are often thought of as techie toys, officials are becoming increasingly worried about the threat they pose and are warning it's only a matter of time until the devices are used to drop a bomb or fentanyl powder on people in a populated area. Drones are already used by transnational criminal syndicates and drug cartels. The technology...
  • Trahan welcomes Pelosi at fund-raiser but won’t say whether she will support her for leader

    10/13/2018 3:46:14 AM PDT · by Libloather · 2 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 10/12/18 | Matt Stout
    As she’s campaigned in the Third Congressional District, Lori Trahan has repeatedly left open this question if elected: Would she back Nancy Pelosi for minority leader or speaker of the House? Whether she’ll campaign with her, however, is a different answer. Trahan is welcoming Pelosi, the current House minority leader, to a fund-raiser Tuesday in Concord, using the California Democrat’s name and standing to help generate cash in the closing weeks of her race against GOP nominee Rick Green. In a statement, Trahan said she was grateful Pelosi is “once again doing everything she can to get Democrats elected in...
  • The Scourge of ‘Diversity’ (interview with Heather Mac Donald)

    10/13/2018 5:34:29 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 14 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 12, 2018 | Jillian Kay Melchior
    ... When it comes to race, Ms. Mac Donald’s views are more conventionally conservative. She argues that minorities could overcome economic and educational disparities by embracing “bourgeois values.” She opposes all forms of affirmative action, and believes admissions and hiring should be based solely on aptitude tests and objective measures of performance. She even opposes the University of California’s guaranteed-admissions plan, which admits the top 9% of students from every California high school, regardless of the school’s overall performance. The mechanism is a covert way to reintroduce race into admissions, she says, in violation of Proposition 209, which prohibits race...
  • Carpetbagging: 99.7 Percent Of Donations From Hollywood Executives Go To Democrats

    10/12/2018 8:57:26 PM PDT · by blam · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10-11-2018 | Justin Carusco
    While Hollywood constantly preaches diversity, some of the entertainment industry’s most powerful and influential executives have given almost exclusively to Democrat candidates and left-wing PACs. According to The Hollywood Reporter, nearly 100 percent of the millions donated from the top executives in Hollywood went to Democrats or PACs working to elect Democrats. Of the more than $4 million in federal donations made by the top Hollywood executives and entertainers, 99.7 percent went to Democrats and Democratic-leaning political action committees or organizations, according to a Hollywood Reporter data review of Federal Election Commission records. Only three members of this year’s THR...
  • Trump Defies California Senators With 9th Circuit Judge Nominations

    10/12/2018 2:10:20 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 163 replies
    sacbee.com ^ | October 11, 2018
    After months of negotiations and delays, the White House is moving to fill California’s three vacancies on the influential 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals — over the strenuous objections of the state’s two Democratic senators. President Trump’s nominees for the appeals court — litigators Daniel Collins and Kenneth Lee and Assistant United States Attorney Patrick Bumatay — are all based in Southern California, are prominent members of the conservative Federalist Society, and have worked for Republican administrations. None of the three were approved by Feinstein or Harris via a process known as a “blue slip,” the senators’ offices confirmed...
  • Protesters Disrupt Stanford Pro-Kavanaugh Rally; Student GOP Leader Alleges Assault

    10/12/2018 7:08:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    KPIX-TV ^ | October 12, 2018 | Melissa Caen
    STANFORD (KPIX 5) — Politics led to tempers flaring on the Stanford campus and one disagreement among students got physical this week. Campus Republicans were holding an event in support of Brett Kavanaugh Tuesday when other students came up and started tearing up their posters. The president of the Stanford College Republicans, John Rice-Cameron, also claims he was shoved by a fellow student Melinda Hernandez. The incident was first reported by the Stanford Daily. Rice-Cameron is the son of Susan Rice, fomer U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and National Security Advisor under President Barack Obama. Last week, Rice made...
  • Ocasio-Cortez: 'There's no debate' that fossil fuel production should stop

    10/12/2018 5:02:41 PM PDT · by Libloather · 95 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/12/18 | Lauren Lee
    Democratic House candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez rallied an audience of supporters in Washington Thursday evening with calls to implement single-payer health care and tuition-free college – along with an appeal to stop fossil fuel production entirely. Ocasio-Cortez, who is running to represent New York’s 14th Congressional District, has made no secret of her opposition to fossil fuels. She’s called for politicians to forsake donations from the industry and is pushing a “Green New Deal” plan which entails a shift to 100 percent renewable energy by 2035. But she cast her position in stark terms Thursday, during a fundraiser at a restaurant...
  • Abortion Activist Trying Again to Force Little Sisters of the Poor to Fund Abortions

    10/12/2018 4:43:57 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | October 11, 2018 | Steven Ertelt
    The Little Sisters of the Poor took their fight to not have to pay for abortions in their health care plan all the way to the Supreme Court and won. So that should be the end of the battle right? Not so much. Last year, pro-abortion attorneys general in Pennsylvania and several other states filed lawsuits to overturn new religious protections issued by the Trump administration. The new rules protect the nuns and other religious employers from having to pay for drugs that may cause abortions in their employee health care plans. A federal judge blocked the rule in response...
  • Deranged media gets Trump advisor Stephen Miller’s 3rd grade teacher to badmouth him (And Rabbi)

    10/12/2018 3:36:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | October 11, 2018 | William A. Jacobson
    So many lines have been crossed by Democrats and their supportive media, IÂ’m not sure there are any lines left. Stephen Miller, advisor to Trump, is hated by Democrats and other leftists because of his role helping elect Trump and MillerÂ’s strong positions on immigration. MillerÂ’s condo building has been the subject of protests. The New York Times investigated MillerÂ’s high school and college years: Mr. MillerÂ’s journey to this point, outlined over dozens of interviews with friends, classmates and current and former colleagues, is a triumph of unbending convictions and at least occasional contrivance. It is a story of...
  • Flake calls Trump supporters' 'lock her up' chants 'disturbing,' fears for future of GOP

    10/11/2018 9:34:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 11, 2018 | Nicole Darrah
    Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., said in a recent interview that he hopes somebody runs against President Trump in the 2020 election, and that Trump supporters' continued chants of "lock her up" — typically in reference to Hillary Clinton — are "disturbing." In his retirement interview with C-SPAN, Flake said the chants, which were sparked by Trump's campaign and have continued throughout his presidency, are more concerning than the controversial things Trump says. "The disturbing thing isn’t so much what [Trump] says anymore, it’s the cheers from people behind him and the chants of, 'Lock her up!' for example that’s just...
  • Border fence replacement hailed by Trump is completed in Calexico

    10/11/2018 8:44:29 PM PDT · by blueplum · 17 replies
    LA Times via MSN ^ | 11 Oct 2018 | Kate Morrissey
    Construction workers last week put up the final panel of a new border barrier in Calexico, Calif., a project touted by President Trump as the first part of his promised wall between Mexico and the U.S..... ...The estimated $18-million project replaced just over two miles of a 1990s barrier made of Vietnam War-era military aircraft landing mats with 30-foot bollards — poles placed close together to restrict entry but allow people on either side to see through. While Department of Homeland Security officials previously called existing border barriers “fences,” after construction began in Calexico, they began to refer to both...
  • Who Is A Female? New California Statute Provides An Answer (FINALLY!)

    10/11/2018 4:07:31 PM PDT · by Libloather · 39 replies
    Natlawreview ^ | 10/11/18 | Keith Paul Bishop
    California's new gender quota law, SB 826, has attracted widespread attention. The law mandates that a publicly held domestic or foreign corporation principal executive offices, according to the corporationÂ’s SEC Form 10-K , are located in California must have a minimum of one female director on its board by the close of 2019. No later than the close of 2021, the corporation must have a minimum of three female directors, if its number of directors is six or more; a minimum of two female directors if its number of directors is five, or a minimum of one female director if...
  • Sen. Feinstein says White House didn't consult on judicial nominees

    10/11/2018 3:36:40 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 148 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 11, 2018 | Alex Swoyer
    The top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee blasted the White House Thursday for picking nominees for the West Coast’s appeals court without consulting her, and saying one of the three doesn’t have any judicial experience. President Trump named a new slate of court picks Wednesday, including three judges to sit on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. But Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California objected, saying she had tried to consult with the White House but was rebuffed. She said she would withhold her blue slip, in a signal that she doesn’t acquiesce to the picks. Blue slips are a...
  • Sen. Cotton: "The Schumer Political Operation" Was Behind Release Of Dr. Ford's Letter (t)

    10/11/2018 9:49:56 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 32 replies
    Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) told nationally-syndicated radio talk show host Hugh Hewitt on Tuesday that Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-New York) and his "political operation" was behind the leaking of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford "from the very beginning." @@ SEN. TOM COTTON (R-ARKANSAS): Hugh, I believe the Schumer political operation was behind this from the very beginning. We learned last week that a woman named Monica McLean was Ms. Ford’s roommate, and she was one of the so-called beach friends who encouraged Ms. Ford to go to Dianne Feinstein and the partisan Democrats on the Judiciary Committee. Well, it just turns...
  • Con job or hit job? There is a lot more to the Kavanaugh confirmation saga than meets the eye.

    10/11/2018 7:40:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/11/2018 | Scott S. Powell
    Was Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony against Judge Brett Kavanaugh a total con job? It had all the earmarks of an 11th-hour ambush, facilitated by the dismissal of the lack of corroborating evidence, a predictable presumption of guilt ginned up by a media that feeds sensationalism and mob rule, and the calculated protection of the impenetrable shield of the #MeToo movement. It almost worked. There are also fingerprints of a Deep State political hit job. The Steele Dossier and Kavanaugh accusation have a lot in common, each being based on uncorroborated charges involving sex -- tailor-made to foment a media circus,...