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  • Trump tops $100 million in fundraising for his own reelection

    10/15/2018 9:00:10 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 10 replies
    Geenwich Time ^ | 9:11 pm EDT, Monday, October 15, 2018 | Michelle Ye Hee Lee and Anu Narayanswamy, The Washington Post
    <p>President Donald Trump has topped $100 million in fundraising for his 2020 reelection bid - an enormous haul for a president barely two years into his first term, according to new figures reported by his 2020 campaign.</p> <p>Trump pulled in more than $18 million last quarter through his campaign committee and two joint fundraising committees with the Republican National Committee, for a total of at least $106 million since January 2017, according to his campaign and federal filings.</p>
  • Retired Feminist Professsor In WashPo: I ‘Wish All Men Were Dead’

    10/15/2018 7:50:47 PM PDT · by blam · 94 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10-15-2018 | Tom Ciccotta
    A retired history professor from Grinnell College and feminist announced that she wishes that “all men were dead” in a column for the Washington Post over the weekend. Retired history professor Victoria Bissell Brown published a bizarre column in the Washington Post on Friday in which she detailed an outburst she had at her husband that included her wishing for the death of all men. I yelled at my husband last night. Not pick-up-your-socks yell. Not how-could-you-ignore-that-red-light yell. This was real yelling. This was 30 minutes of from-the-gut yelling. Triggered by a small, thoughtless, dismissive, annoyed, patronizing comment. Really small....
  • Judge throws out Stormy Daniels’s lawsuit against Trump

    10/15/2018 4:26:45 PM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 80 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10-15-2018 | Elise Viebeck
    A federal judge on Monday dismissed a lawsuit from adult film actress Stormy Daniels in which she claimed that President Trump defamed her when he suggested her allegation that she was threatened to stay quiet about their relationship was a lie....... ....... The ruling ordered Daniels, whose given name is Stephanie Clifford, to pay Trump’s legal fees..........
  • Who is Jamal Khashoggi? (Journalist killed? in Turkey at SA Embassy)

    10/15/2018 12:20:25 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 37 replies
    VOA News -Middle East ^ | October 11, 2018 9:24 PM | VOA News
    One of the most influential Arab journalists in the world, Jamal Khashoggi, went missing after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last week. Turkish authorities have blamed the Saudis, but Riyadh has denied harming the veteran reporter.Jamal Khashoggi, 59, was born in Medina, Saudi Arabia, one of the holiest cities in Islam. Like many Saudis at the time, Khashoggi left to study abroad. He earned a business administration degree in 1983 at Indiana State University in the United States.Career in journalismKhashoggi began his career as a reporter for the English language newspaper Saudi Gazette. He went on to work for...
  • CNN Reports Saudis Preparing to Admit Jamal Khashoggi Was Killed in ‘Interrogation Gone Wrong’

    10/15/2018 12:28:36 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 91 replies
    Mediaite ^ | Oct 15th, 2018, 3:17 pm | Aidan McLaughlin
    CNN reported on Monday that Saudi Arabia is preparing a report in which they will admit that Jamal Khashoggi, the Washington Post columnist who went missing earlier this month, was killed in an “interrogation gone wrong.”
  • Saudi Arabia vows to retaliate if Trump follows through on 'severe punishment' threat over Khashoggi

    10/14/2018 10:28:22 AM PDT · by tkocur · 62 replies
    Fox News ^ | 14 Oct 2018 | Gregg Re
    The government of Saudi Arabia on Sunday vowed to retaliate with "greater action" if the Trump administration punishes the country for the apparently preplanned murder of a dissident earlier this month inside its Turkish Embassy. Jamal Khashoggi, who wrote columns in the Washington Post critical of the Saudi government, entered the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul October 2 and disappeared. Trump has said the U.S. would be “very upset and angry” if the Saudi government was behind it and, in an interview with "60 Minutes," he clarified that there would be "severe punishment." "The Kingdom affirms its total rejection of any...
  • Marco Rubio: Mnuchin should not visit Saudi Arabia amid search for missing journalist

    10/15/2018 6:31:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 61 replies
    CNN ^ | October 14, 2018 | Devan Cole and Laura Smith-Spark
    Sen. Marco Rubio said Sunday that Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin should not attend an upcoming investment conference in Saudi Arabia amid an ongoing investigation into the country's possible involvement in the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who went missing earlier this month in Turkey. "I don't think he should go," Rubio told CNN's Jake Tapper on "State of the Union," adding that he doesn't think any US officials should continue with their usual business in Saudi Arabia until Washington gets to the bottom of Khashoggi's disappearance. "I don't think any of our government officials should be going and pretending...
  • Rubio: Trump must respond with ‘more than words’ over Jamal Khashoggi

    10/14/2018 8:25:45 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 102 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 14, 2018 | Mark Moore
    Republican Sen. Marco Rubio said President Trump must respond with more than “just words” if Saudi Arabia is found to be behind the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi or it would undermine the United States’ reputation as a champion of human rights. “I’m glad the president didn’t tie his hands in terms of exactly what we are going to do. But it needs to be very strong and meaningful, it can’t be symbolic, it can’t just be words,” the Florida lawmaker said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union.” Trump has threatened “severe consequences” against Saudi Arabia but hasn’t gone...
  • Abbas on Khashoggi: The Palestinan People Stand with Saudi Arabia

    10/15/2018 2:35:39 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 5 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 10-14-2018 | Khaled Abu Toameh
    The Palestinian Authority President delivered his statement on Sunday as pressures mount on Saudi Arabia following the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas issued a statement on Sunday in which he voiced "full confidence" in Saudi Arabia and praised its leaders for their support for the Palestinians. The statement, which was published by the PA president's office, quoted Abbas as saying he has "absolute confidence" in Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman. "Palestine was - and shall remain - on the side of Saudi Arabia," Abbas said....
  • Officials broach idea of charging for National Mall protests

    10/13/2018 7:44:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 13, 2018 1:25 AM EDT | Kevin Freking
    The National Park Service is exploring whether to require protest organizers to pay for the cost of providing law enforcement and other support services for demonstrations held in the nation’s capital. The proposed rule also could shrink a significant portion of the sidewalk outside the White House that is accessible to pedestrians, leaving a five-foot wide sliver. The public has until the close of Monday to comment on the proposal. More than 7,600 comments have been submitted so far, the vast majority in opposition, including many who consider it an effort by the Trump administration to deter some of the...
  • WaPo Columnist Blames Trump For Americans Drinking More

    10/13/2018 4:16:07 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 47 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 13 Oct 2018 | Jazz Shaw
    Donald Trump is responsible for all manner of things, particularly if you ask anyone at MSNBC, CNN, the New York Times or the Washington Post. He’s caused unrest around the world using nothing more than tweets, sparked riots in the streets and I’m pretty sure at least a couple of people have blamed him for global warming. But perhaps his greatest trick of all has been to increase the rates of alcohol consumption in America. Or at least that’s the opinion of WaPo columnist Kathleen Parker. Amid hurricanes, a vanished journalist, the recent Supreme Court hearings, midterms and “mobs,” it...
  • Giselle Donnelly can finally be herself

    10/13/2018 3:51:49 AM PDT · by 4Runner · 32 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | October 12, 2018 | Josh Rogin
    The conservative national security community in Washington is not known for its enlightened thinking on gender identity. Yet, so far, Giselle said, she has received nothing but support from her bosses at the American Enterprise Institute, where she works as a resident fellow in defense and security studies. AEI President Arthur Brooks and Vice President for Foreign Policy Danielle Pletka told me their decision to support Giselle was a simple one, since she’s the same person dedicated to the same principles that made her a good fit for the institution all this time. “We are proud that she is part...
  • Five dead, one missing and half a million people are without power after Michael ravages Virginia

    10/12/2018 11:14:43 PM PDT · by Governor Dinwiddie · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 12, 2018 | Dana Hedgpeth , Justin Jouvenal and Lynh Bui
    The worst of Hurricane Michael’s remnants were supposed to track south of tiny Charlotte County in southern Virginia, but a desperate 911 call Thursday night told a different story: A car had been washed away in a torrential flash flood. When sheriff’s deputies raced to the scene on Mount Harmony Road after 11 p.m., county administrator Daniel Witt said they heard the screams of a 17-year-old boy clinging to a guardrail. The sheriff’s deputies and some bystanders linked arms and waded into the raging water, before tossing the teen a rope. He was pulled to safety, but his father and...
  • What the media aren’t telling you about Jamal Khashoggi (Saudi Consulate)

    10/12/2018 3:57:13 PM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 61 replies
    https://spectator.us ^ | Oct. 11 2018 | John R. Bradley
    Khashoggi never had much time for western-style pluralistic democracy. In the 1970s he joined the Muslim Brotherhood, which exists to rid the Islamic world of western influence. He was a political Islamist until the end, recently praising the Muslim Brotherhood in the Washington Post. He championed the ‘moderate’ Islamist opposition in Syria, whose crimes against humanity are a matter of record. Khashoggi frequently sugarcoated his Islamist beliefs with constant references to freedom and democracy. But he never hid that he was in favour of a Muslim Brotherhood arc throughout the Middle East. His recurring plea to bin Salman in his...
  • Strong earthquake strikes Papua New Guinea; tsunami possible

    10/10/2018 4:14:39 PM PDT · by topher · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10-Oct-2018 | AP
    PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea — A strong earthquake has hit Papua New Guinea and raised the possibility of a tsunami. The magnitude 7.0 quake struck Thursday morning about 118 kilometers (74 miles) east of Kimbe, West New Britain, on the Pacific island nation. It was followed by aftershocks of magnitude 5.7 and 5.9. Just over an hour later, a magnitude 6.3 quake hit farther northeast on the island. Pacific Tsunami Warning Center oceanographer David Walsh says any tsunami from the earthquake would only affect areas immediately around the epicenter. But scientists don’t have any tide gauges close to the...
  • Roberts refers judicial misconduct complaints against Kavanaugh to federal appeals court in Colorado

    10/10/2018 5:25:16 PM PDT · by tkocur · 140 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 10 OCT 2018 | Ann E. Marimow and Tom Hamburger
    Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. on Wednesday referred more than a dozen judicial misconduct complaints filed recently against Brett M. Kavanaugh to a federal appeals court in Colorado. The 15 complaints, related to statements Kavanaugh made during his Senate confirmation hearings, were initially filed with the federal appeals court in Washington, where Kavanaugh served for the last 12 years before his confirmation Saturday to the Supreme Court. The allegations center on whether Kavanaugh was dishonest and lacked judicial temperament during his Senate testimony, according to people familiar with the matter. Last month, a judge on the U.S. Court of...
  • Biden predicts Dems will win 40 House seats, take back Senate

    10/10/2018 12:26:34 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 83 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | October 10, 2018 | by Rachel Elbaum
    LONDON - Former Vice President Joe Biden predicted on Wednesday that the Democrats would win 40 seats in the House and would also take back the Senate in the November midterm elections. "I predict to you the Democrats will win 40 seats in the House. And I predict to you there's a slightly better than even chance we win the Senate," Biden said in a speech during a visit to London. He said a deep dissatisfaction with President Donald Trump and his administration would result in the Democratic wave. "President Trump is the only president - and I've been there...
  • DC Circuit Vacancy Buzz Ramps Up After Kavanaugh's Elevation

    10/10/2018 11:35:17 AM PDT · by Jaysin · 15 replies
    law.com ^ | 10-8-2018 | C. Ryan Barber and Ellis Kim
    Minutes after Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court, Kannon Shanmugam took to Twitter to publicly congratulate the new justice. Shanmugam’s tweet highlighted a July post in which the Williams & Connolly appellate partner congratulated Kavanaugh on his nomination to the high court. He gave similar congratulations to Justice Neil Gorsuch following his confirmation last year. Shanmugam, with at least three cases at the Supreme Court this term, has no shortage of business coming before Kavanaugh—unless the former clerk to Antonin Scalia gets a new gig. Kavanaugh’s elevation to the Supreme Court—he takes the bench Tuesday as a...
  • Kavanaugh's college roommate: He was lying

    10/09/2018 5:45:02 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 105 replies
    CNN ^ | 3/10/18
    James Roche, the college roommate of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, speaks to CNN's Anderson Cooper about his experience with Kavanaugh at Yale. .....
  • Prof Who Called for GOP Senators' ‘Deaths’ Admits to ‘Doxxing’ Her Haters’ Addresses, Phone Numbers

    10/09/2018 4:37:07 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 37 replies
    PJmedia.com ^ | 10-8-2018 | TONI AIRAKSINEN
    The Georgetown University professor who called for the "miserable deaths" of GOP senators admitted Thursday to PJ Media that she runs a "doxxing" blog where she posts the names, phone numbers, and addresses of people who send her rude emails.The blog -- "Sh_tMenSay" on Tumblr -- was launched by Professor Christine Fair in January 2017. First, she began by posting screenshots of the "hate mail" she was sent by Facebook and email, typically only including names and people's email addresses. Tumblr screenshot of Christine Fair's doxxing page. But as early as May 2017, Fair changed course. Instead of simply screenshotting...