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  • Al Franken hit with groping allegation from second woman

    11/20/2017 11:58:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Fox News. com ^ | November 20, 2017
    Days after a photo surfaced of Sen. Al Franken grabbing a woman’s breasts as she slept, a second woman has come forward with allegations the Minnesota Democrat inappropriately touched her in 2010. The woman alleges Franken grabbed her buttocks while posing for a photo with her at the Minnesota State Fair, according to CNN. The woman, Lindsay Menz, first tweeted about the alleged incident last Thursday, in response to explosive claims by Los Angeles radio anchor Leeann Tweeden that Franken forcibly kissed and groped her during a 2006 USO tour. "In August 2010, @alfranken grabbed me while taking a photo...
  • Franken Reportedly Will Not Resign

    11/20/2017 8:06:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 109 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 20, 2017 | Leah Barkoukis
    Despite calls from his Republican and Democratic colleagues alike to step down after allegations of sexual misconduct, Sen. Al Franken is reportedly refusing to go anywhere.When his hometown paper The Star Tribune asked over the weekend whether he planned to resign, a spokesperson for the Minnesota Democrat said, “no.”“He is spending time with his family in Washington, D.C., and will be through the Thanksgiving holiday,” the staffer told the paper by text, “and he’s doing a lot of reflecting.”Sports broadcaster Leeann Tweeden accused Franken of forcibly kissing and groping her without her consent. She even tweeted a photo of the...
  • Germany's Merkel suffers blow as FDP pulls out of coalition talks

    11/20/2017 3:54:34 AM PST · by Spiridon · 25 replies
    BBC News ^ | 11/20/2017 | BBC
    Talks on forming a coalition government in Germany have collapsed, leaving Angela Merkel facing her biggest challenge in 12 years as chancellor.......
  • President Trump [Does] the Impossible: Reduces Debt to GDP Ratio by 1% His 1st Year in Office

    11/19/2017 4:59:03 PM PST · by upchuck · 43 replies
    GP ^ | Nov 19(?), 2017 | Joe Hoft
    President Trump’s policies have decreased the Debt to GDP ratio by 1% while at the same time the Atlanta Fed announced yesterday that the 4th Quarter GDP estimates have increased by 0.2% to 3.4%. Since his inauguration President Trump has focused his efforts on the security of the country and on the prosperity of its economy. The results of his actions are taking shape.The US GDP has increased each quarter in 2017 with the 3rd Quarter GDP increasing to $19.496 trillion – the highest GDP for any country in world history.On the other hand, the President has curtailed US spending....
  • Calls Grow for Arrest of Gloria Allred Over Forged Document – Including Accuser’s Stepson!

    11/19/2017 12:10:49 PM PST · by doug from upland · 139 replies
    gateway pundit ^ | 11-19-17 | Jim Hoft
    Following The Gateway Pundit’s viral story on Judge Roy Moore’s alleged signature inside accuser Beverly Young Nelson’s yearbook, more evidence suggested it was a forgery. The signature says “To a sweeter more beautiful girl I could not say, ‘Merry Christmas.’ Love, Roy Moore DA, 12-22-77, Olde Hickory House.” Strangely, “To a sweeter more beautiful girl I could not say, ‘Merry Christmas.’ Love, Roy,” is written in black ink, while “Moore DA, 12-22-77, Olde Hickory House,” is in blue ink. And then there’s this… Judge Roy Moore was not the DA in 1978. He would not have signed a signature with...
  • NeverTrumper Jeff Flake Was Foreign Lobbyist Working For Uranium Firm With Ties to Iran

    11/19/2017 12:40:50 PM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 43 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | November 19, 2017 | Joshua Caplan
    Since announcing he will not seek re-election in 2018, Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) is on a warpath against President Trump. While Flake is lamenting President Trump's rhetoric and nationalist, populist policies, it's important to remember the Arizona lawmaker has a checkered past as a foreign lobbyist who worked for a uranium mining firm with ties to Iran. Yahoo News reports: [Flake] came back to Washington [from Namibia] in 1990 and launched a consulting firm, Interface Public Affairs; he signed up the Rossing uranium mine, one of the new nation's economic drivers, as a client. Flake signed on as the mine's...
  • Trump regulators signal new antitrust approach with AT&T merger

    11/19/2017 8:41:56 AM PST · by mac_truck · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/18/2017 | HARPER NEIDIG
    The Trump administration’s antitrust enforcers have fired a warning shot to AT&T and other companies hoping to pull off massive mergers. Makan Delrahim, the Justice Department’s antitrust chief, is reportedly expected to take AT&T to court over its proposed $85 billion deal with Time Warner. Earlier this month, in an unusually public spat, it was reported that Department of Justice (DOJ) officials had demanded that AT&T sell off CNN’s parent company, Turner Broadcasting, from Time Warner if it wanted the deal approved. DOJ sources told The Hill and other outlets that AT&T had offered to follow through with divesting from...
  • AL Gov. Kay Ivey Still Supports Moore because of the Supreme Court

    11/18/2017 3:53:19 PM PST · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 18, 2017 | Tomothy Meads
    The preponderance of alleged sexual impropriety committed by Alabama Republican senate candidate Judge Roy Moore has yet to dissuade several prominent Republicans from voting for him. Alabama Governor Kay Ivey announced Friday she still supports Moore. Ivey specifically said she does so due to potential Supreme Court vacancies. "I believe in the Republican Party, what we stand for, and most important, we need to have a Republican in the United States Senate to vote on things like Supreme Court justices, other appointments the Senate has to confirm and make major decisions,ā€¯ Ivey told reporters on Friday. Ivey also said she...
  • US warship collides with Japanese tug boat, latest mishap for the Navy's 7th Fleet

    11/18/2017 10:54:56 AM PST · by OwenKellogg · 67 replies
    ABC ^ | 11/18/17 | JULIA JACOBO Luis Martinez EMILY SHAPIRO Morgan Winsor
    A U.S. warship collided with a Japanese commercial tug boat in Japan's Sagami Bay on Saturday, marking the fifth time this year that a ship in the U.S. Navy's 7th Fleet in the Pacific has been involved in a crash. The Japanese tug boat lost propulsion and drifted into the USS Benfold during a towing exercise. The U.S. guided-missile destroyer sustained minimal damage, and there were no reported injuries on either vessel, according to a press release from the U.S. Navy's 7th Fleet. The USS Benfold, which is awaiting a full damage assessment, remains at sea under its own power....
  • [Flashback] FBI uncovered Russian bribery plot before Obama admin. approved nuclear deal with Moscow

    11/18/2017 9:44:10 AM PST · by mojito · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/17/2017 | John Solomon and Alison Spann
    Before the Obama administration approved a controversial deal in 2010 giving Moscow control of a large swath of American uranium, the FBI had gathered substantial evidence that Russian nuclear industry officials were engaged in bribery, kickbacks, extortion and money laundering designed to grow Vladimir Putin’s atomic energy business inside the United States, according to government documents and interviews. Federal agents used a confidential U.S. witness working inside the Russian nuclear industry to gather extensive financial records, make secret recordings and intercept emails as early as 2009 that showed Moscow had compromised an American uranium trucking firm with bribes and kickbacks...
  • Al Franken accuser says disgusting USO tour grope photo was an 'in your face' parting shot [TR]

    11/18/2017 5:04:39 AM PST · by McGruff · 66 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 17 November 2017 | David Martosko
    The radio host groped and forcibly kissed by now-Senator Al Franken during a 2006 USO show says the now-infamous photo of the Democrat's hands on her breasts while she slept wasn't meant as a joke: It was an 'in your face' parting shot after nearly two weeks of being 'belittled and humiliated.' The lawmaker issued a third apology to former Playboy model Leeann Tweeden on Friday afternoon just before she appeared on 'The View,' a sign that he may feel support slipping among advocates who want him to weather the storm and refuse to resign Tweeden said hours earlier on...
  • Supreme Court Justice Bill O'Neill, responding to Franken allegations, claims bedding 50 women

    11/17/2017 4:32:58 PM PST · by springwater13 · 72 replies
    Ohio Supreme Court Justice Bill O'Neill, a Democratic candidate for governor, apparently trying to head off any criticisms from his opponents, revealed what he says are his sexual escapades over the years on a Facebook post. A post on O'Neill's official Facebook said he was speaking up "on behalf of all heterosexual males" after allegations against Democratic U.S. Sen. Al Franken came to light Thursday. O'Neill, a Chagrin Falls native, said he had been "sexually intimate" with "approximately 50 very attractive females." O'Neill said he was disappointed by the "national feeding frenzy about sexual indiscretions decades ago" and wanted to...
  • Gov. Kay Ivey [R-AL] to vote for Roy Moore in U.S. Senate race

    11/17/2017 2:39:49 PM PST · by advance_copy · 57 replies
    AL.com ^ | 11/17/2017 | Mike Cason
    Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey said today she plans to vote for Roy Moore in the Dec. 12 election for the U.S. Senate despite allegations of Moore's sexual encounters with teenage girls about 40 years ago, which Moore has adamantly denied. Ivey, answering questions from reporters after the traditional Thanksgiving turkey pardon event at the governor's mansion, said protecting the Republican majority in the Senate was a major factor. "I'm going to cast my ballot on December the 12th, and I do believe the nominee of the party is the one I'll vote for," Ivey said. "I believe in the Republican...
  • Workers on Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders Campaigns Claim Sexual Harassment

    11/17/2017 10:24:31 AM PST · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 96 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 17 Nov 2017 | by Adam Shaw
    Campaign workers on the Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders Democratic 2016 presidential campaigns alleged in a report published Friday that they were harassed while campaigning for their respective candidates and that the campaigns failed to address the claims properly — the latest sexual misconduct revelations to rock the Democratic Party. Lilian Adams, a Clinton campaign worker, and Zoey Jordan Salsbury, who worked for the Sanders primary campaign, both told HuffPost that they were sexually harassed by fellow campaign workers and that the campaigns were “ill-equipped” to cope. Adams, who relocated to Colorado to work for the campaign as a paid...
  • Hatch Blows Up On Dem Sen. Brown: Tired Of "That Crap" That Republicans Only Help The Rich (WOW)

    11/17/2017 7:49:57 AM PST · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 97 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | November 16, 2017 | Ian Schwartz
    With Video ----------------------- Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) admonished Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) for accusing Republicans of writing the tax bill "for the rich" at a late night hearing on amendments and markups. "With all due respect, I get sick and tired of the rich getting richer," Brown said in a diatribe against Republicans. "I come from the poor people, and I have been here working my whole stinkin' career for people who don't have a chance, and I really resent anybody that says I'm doing it for the rich. Give me a break. I...
  • Donald Trump breaks silence to back Roy Moore staying in Senate race

    11/16/2017 8:36:10 PM PST · by Innovative · 168 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | Nov. 16, 2017 | Ben Riley-Smith
    Donald Trump has backed Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore remaining in the election race despite multiple claims of sexual harassment of teenage girls.   Mr Trump believes that “Alabama should take the decision” about their next senator and that Mr Moore should only quit if the allegations are proved.
  • Trump offers North Korea a nuclear deal

    11/16/2017 2:39:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Nikkei Asian Review ^ | November 7, 2017 | Kim Jae Won
    SEOUL -- During his first visit to South Korea, President Donald Trump suggested on Tuesday that North Korea enter into talks over scrapping its nuclear and missile programs, apparently keeping the door open for dialogue with Pyongyang after months of tough talk on both sides. The U.S. president called on China and Russia to play roles in ending the Kim Jong Un regime's nuclear weapons program, urging both countries to cease trade and business with the belligerent communist nation. Trump is due in Beijing on Wednesday following his two-day visit to South Korea. "I really believe that it makes sense...
  • Alabama GOP Officially Stands by Roy Moore

    11/16/2017 2:27:16 PM PST · by Innovative · 63 replies
    MSN ^ | Nov. 16, 2017 | Bridget Bowman
    The Alabama Republican party is officially standing by Roy Moore as the GOP nominee in the Senate race, closing the door on one of the few options to block Moore from being elected. “The ALGOP Steering Committee supports Judge Roy Moore as our nominee and trusts the voters as they make the ultimate decision in this crucial race,” said Alabama GOP Chairwoman Terry Lathan in a statement Thursday.
  • Senator Al Franken Kissed and Groped Me Without My Consent, And There’s Nothing Funny About It

    11/16/2017 7:29:13 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 291 replies
    KABC 790 ^ | 11/16/17 | By Leeann Tweeden
    In December of 2006, I embarked on my ninth USO Tour to entertain our troops, my eighth to the Middle East since the 9/11 attacks. My father served in Vietnam and my then-boyfriend (and now husband, Chris) is a pilot in the Air Force, so bringing a ‘little piece of home’ to servicemembers stationed far away from their families was both my passion and my privilege. Also on the trip were country music artists Darryl Worley, Mark Wills, Keni Thomas, and some cheerleaders from the Dallas Cowboys. The headliner was comedian and now-senator, Al Franken. Franken had written some skits...
  • Catch-and-release of illegals restarted in Texas, border patrol agents say

    11/16/2017 3:07:54 AM PST · by markomalley · 43 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/16/17 | Stephen Dinan
    The Trump administration reinstated a de facto catch-and-release policy for illegal immigrants nabbed crossing the border in Texas, with Border Patrol agents being told Wednesday not to even bother turning them over for speedy deportation because there was no bed space, a top agent said. The problem, said Brandon Judd, an agent and president of the National Border Patrol Council, is that illegal immigration has surged once again after dipping during the early months of President Trump’s tenure. That has left the deportation agency, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, struggling to find beds to hold the illegal immigrants. As a...