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  • Trump visit did not help Luther Strange, new poll says; 4 polls give Roy Moore big lead

    09/25/2017 9:29:31 PM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 39 replies
    Al.com ^ | 09/25/2017 | Paul Gattis
    A Senate poll released less than 24 hours before polls open Tuesday finds that former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore still has a substantial lead over U.S. Sen. Luther Strange in the Republican primary runoff. It also indicates that President Trump's visit to Huntsville for a campaign rally for Strange did not give the president's preferred candidate a noticeable boost in the eyes of voters.
  • Trump predicts "Ray" Moore will struggle in Alabama Senate race

    09/25/2017 8:33:22 PM PDT · by upchuck · 43 replies
    Axios ^ | Sep 25, 2017 | Alayna Treene
    President Trump says he doesn't know much about Roy Moore, and seemed to unwittingly emphasize the point by twice referring to the Republican front-runner for Senate in Alabama as "Ray" during a radio interview on the "Rick and Bubba Show" ahead of Tuesday's primary, per Politico. Moore is up against incumbent Sen. Luther Strange, who Trump has publicly endorsed. "Luther Strange is going to be a great senator. He loves Alabama, he loves the states and he loves the country," Trump said Monday, according to AL.com. "He will absolutely win against the Democrat. Ray will have a hard time. If...
  • ‘Communism Will Win’: U.S. Army Infantry Officer Posts Message In Support of Kaepernick

    09/25/2017 4:30:28 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 148 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 25 Sep 2017 | Colin Kalmbacher
    As the discourse rolls on regarding former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick‘s decision to take a knee during the national anthem–and the movement his protest ignited–support for the blacklisted athlete-cum-activist is sprouting up across the country. Yesterday afternoon, on Twitter, some of that support came from U.S. Army Infantry Officer and U.S. Military Academy at West Point alumnus, Spenser Rapone. Rapone posts under the handle @punkproletarian and is a member of the Democratic Socialists of America. Under the hashtag #VeteransForKaepernick, he tweeted an image of himself raising the left clenched-fist of solidarity, support and resistance as well as the message, “Communism...
  • Steelers' Alejandro Villanueva has top-selling jersey after standing for anthem

    09/25/2017 11:44:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    UPI ^ | 09/25/2017 | Alex Butler
    Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Left tackle Alejandro Villanueva surprised his Pittsburgh Steelers teammates Sunday when he stood in the tunnel for the national anthem at Soldier Field. Several Steelers players told ESPN that they expected the entire team to stay in the locker room -- as planned -- for the pregame song. But the former Army Ranger decided to walk out of the locker room and stand in the tunnel with his hand over his chest during the rendition. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin stood on his team's sideline during the song, without his team behind him. Villanueva served multiple terms...
  • NFL sponsors unconcerned about national anthem protests: Official

    09/25/2017 11:12:06 AM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 138 replies
    The NFL’s top corporate sponsors haven’t expressed any concern about the unprecedented wave of player national anthem protests this weekend, a league spokesman said Monday. NFL players engaged in widespread demonstrations on Sunday, hours after President Donald Trump called on the league’s owners to fire ‘son of a [expletive]’ who kneel during the pregame national anthem. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and the vast majority of the league’s 32 owners issued statements in solidarity with players and condemned Trump for engaging in divisive rhetoric. “We talk to our sponsors all the time, whether it’s raining or the sun is out. We’ve...
  • North Korea Says US Declaring War, Threatens Countermeasures

    09/25/2017 10:58:24 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 24 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 25 Sep 2017
    North Korea's foreign minister said on Monday that U.S. President Donald Trump had declared war on North Korea and that Pyongyang reserves the right to take countermeasures, including shooting down U.S. strategic bombers even if they are not in the country's air space. "The whole world should clearly remember it was the U.S. who first declared war on our country," Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho told reporters in New York. "Since the United States declared war on our country, we will have every right to make countermeasures, including the right to shoot down United States strategic bombers even when they...
  • 25 Key Conservative Endorsements of Judge Roy Moore in Alabama Primary

    09/25/2017 10:39:03 AM PDT · by houeto · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9-25-2017 | Ben Kew
    Judge Roy Moore, the conservative candidate in the U.S. Senate GOP primary runoff in Alabama, continues to receive endorsements from conservatives within the populist nationalist movement. While the candidate Luther Strange has received the backing of the Republican establishment and perhaps surprisingly, President Donald Trump, his opponent, Judge Roy Moore, has received endorsements from many of the most important figures in America’s populist movement.
  • Disappointing victory for Angela Merkel as CDU sinks, nationalist AfD surges

    09/24/2017 8:22:07 PM PDT · by oblomov · 64 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 25 Sep 2017 | Elizabeth Schumacher
    Angela Merkel has won a fourth term, but official results have shown she'll have a "tough road" for coalition talks. While the CDU remains the largest party, the far-right AfD will be the third biggest political force. With all 299 constituencies reporting, Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and its Bavarian sister party the CSU came out ahead in Germany's national election on Sunday, with 33 percent of the vote. Rival Social Democrats (SPD) led by Martin Schulz tumbled to a mere 20.5 percent, while the Green and Left parties remained about the same as they did in 2013,...
  • Presidential Proclamation Enhancing Vetting Capabilities

    09/24/2017 6:27:33 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 16 replies
    White House ^ | September 24, 2017 | White House
    (Complete Title) Presidential Proclamation Enhancing Vetting Capabilities and Processes for Detecting Attempted Entry Into the United States by Terrorists or Other Public-Safety Threats ENHANCING VETTING CAPABILITIES AND PROCESSES FOR DETECTING ATTEMPTED ENTRY INTO THE UNITED STATES BY TERRORISTS OR OTHER PUBLIC-SAFETY THREATS - - - - - - - BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION In Executive Order 13780 of March 6, 2017 (Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States), on the recommendations of the Secretary of Homeland Security and the Attorney General, I ordered a worldwide review of whether, and...
  • Official says at least 6 hurt in Tennessee church shooting (1 dead)

    09/24/2017 10:59:03 AM PDT · by Hadean · 166 replies
    Fox News ^ | Sept. 24, 2017
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. –  Authorities in Tennessee say at least six people were injured in a shooting at a church in the Nashville area. Nashville fire department spokesman Joseph Pleasant tells the Tennessean newspaper that at least six to eight people were hurt and were being transported to Vanderbilt Medical Center. The nature of the injuries weren't immediately known. A dispatcher quoted by the newspaper said that the scene was still "active" at the Burnette Chapel Church of Christ as of 11:40 a.m. Sunday.
  • Kurdish president says partnership with Iraq is over

    09/24/2017 9:40:13 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 11 replies
    Associated Press News ^ | 9/24/2017 | AP Staff
    IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Iraq’s Kurdish region’s controversial vote on independence will go ahead as planned on Monday, despite mounting pressure to call off the referendum, the region’s president said at a press conference in Irbil Sunday. Masoud Barzani said that while the vote will be the first step in a long process to negotiate independence, the region’s “partnership” with the Iraqi central government in Baghdad is over. The Kurdish region’s president detailed the abuses Iraq’s Kurds have faced by Iraqi forces, including killings at the hands of former leader Saddam Hussein’s army that left more than 50,000 Kurds dead....
  • FYI: NFL Sponsors 2017

    09/24/2017 9:21:56 AM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 80 replies
    Anheuser-Busch Barclaycard US Bose Bridgestone Campbell's Soup Company Castrol Courtyard Marriott Dairy Management, Inc. (Fuel Up to Play 60) Dannon Extreme Networks FedEx Frito-Lay Gatorade Hyundai Motor America Mars Snackfood Microsoft Nationwide News America Papa John's Pepsi Procter & Gamble Quaker Verizon Visa USAA
  • Steelers will remain in locker room for national anthem in Chicago, Mike Tomlin says

    09/24/2017 8:58:47 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 242 replies
    Sporting News ^ | 11:26 a.m. ET | Tadd Haislop
    As part of a wave of protests throughout the NFL in the wake of President Donald Trump's NFL-related comments, the Steelers will not be on the field for the playing of the national anthem before their game against the Bears on Sunday. Coach Mike Tomlin told CBS his team would remain in the locker room for the playing of the Star-Spangled Banner.
  • Donald Trump urges NFL boycott as Wembley stars #takeaknee during anthem

    09/24/2017 7:26:01 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 134 replies
    Sky News ^ | September 24th 2017 | Sky News
    Donald Trump has renewed his attack on NFL stars kneeling during the national anthem, by urging fans to stop going to games "until players stop disrespecting our Flag & Country". In tweets posted on Sunday morning, the US President told fans if they boycott matches "you will see change take place fast. Fire or suspend!" He added: "...NFL attendance and ratings are WAY DOWN. Boring games yes, but many stay away because they love our country. League should back US." https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/911904261553950720?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fnews.sky.com%2Fstory%2Fdonald-trump-urges-nfl-fans-to-boycott-games-over-takeaknee-anthem-protest-11051259 https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/911911385176723457?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fnews.sky.com%2Fstory%2Fdonald-trump-urges-nfl-fans-to-boycott-games-over-takeaknee-anthem-protest-11051259 Mr Trump's latest criticisms of the protest brought an immediate response at Wembley Stadium, which hosted the NFL...
  • 'Hysteria Is Starting to Spread' As Humanitarian Crisis Grows in Puerto Rico After Maria

    "Hysteria is starting to spread. The hospital is about to collapse. It's at capacity," Mayor Jose Sanchez Gonzalez of the north coastal town of Manati told the Associated Press Saturday, crying. "We need someone to help us immediately." Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló told The Weather Channel they were attempting to reach the most remote areas of the island by helicopter, as travel has been crippled by debris and downed power lines on Puerto Rico's roads. Officials said Saturday they still could not communicate with more than half the territory's towns. Local newspaper El Nuevo Dia reported Saturday evening that...
  • Several NFL Owners Condemn President Trump’s Remarks on Players Who Protest the Anthem

    09/23/2017 7:46:06 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 180 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 23 Sep 2017 | Dylan Gwinn
    The sports world has responded to President Trump’s criticisms of NFL players who protest against the national anthem. On Friday night, Trump gave a fiery speech in Huntsville, Alabama, while speaking at a rally for Republican Senate candidate Luther Strange. President Trump referred to NFL players who protest the anthem as as “SOB’s.” He also said that it would be a winning public relations move if an NFL owner were to “fire” a player for such a protest. Trump said: See the video at the link. By Saturday evening, the NFL Players Association, Commissioner Goodell, and the leadership of several...
  • Trump rips NFL commissioner for 'trying to justify' players' 'disrespect' for country

    09/23/2017 5:55:31 PM PDT · by Enchante · 157 replies
    ABC via Yahoo News ^ | September 23, 2017 | MARK OSBORNE, LUKE BARR and DEAN SCHABNER
    President Trump turned on the NFL commissioner this evening, after Roger Goodell spoke out about the president condemning players who kneel in protest during the national anthem and calling on team owners to fire those players. In a tweet, Trump said Goodell is "trying to justify the total disrespect certain players show to our country."
  • North Korea: Tremor detected near weapon test site

    09/23/2017 5:07:51 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 41 replies
    BBC ^ | 09/23/17
    A magnitude 3.4 earthquake has been detected in North Korea. The earthquake occurred about 50km (31 miles) from a nuclear test site, monitors say. Previous quakes were caused by weapon tests. Chinese seismologists said it was a "suspected explosion" but South Korea says that it could be a natural quake not caused by a nuclear test. The US Geological Survey (USGS), meanwhile, said it could not yet make a judgment as to the cause. North Korea carried out a massive nuclear test on 3 September which was widely condemned at the UN. The size of Saturday's tremor is smaller than...
  • Earthquake detected in North Korea, but officials split on whether it was a new detonation

    09/23/2017 4:48:13 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 23 replies
    CNBC ^ | 2017/09/23
    Earthquake detected in North Korea, but officials split on whether it was a new detonation China detected a magnitude 3.4 earthquake in North Korea that it called a "suspected explosion" South Korea's weather agency said it believed it to be a natural earthquake Previous quakes from North Korea have indicated nuclear tests China's earthquake administration said on Saturday it had detected a magnitude 3.4 earthquake in North Korea that was a "suspected explosion", but it was still unclear whether the nation had actually conducted a new nuclear test. Amid a growing war of words between Pyongyang and Washington, Chinese officials...
  • Trump argues Roy Moore could lose general election in Alabama Senate race

    09/23/2017 2:03:55 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 121 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/22/2017 | Sarah Westwood
    President Trump said Friday that Roy Moore, the challenger to Sen Luther Strange for the Republican Senate nomination in Alabama, would be more likely to lose the general election to the Democratic candidate. "I have to say this-Luther will definitely win. Roy has a very good chance of not winning-in the general election" Trump said during a rally in Huntsville, Ala on Friday in honor of Strange ahead of Tuesday's GOP primary runoff......