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  • Ronan Farrow’s Kavanaugh story causes media meltdown

    09/24/2018 6:28:13 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 12 replies
    New Yorker writers Ronan Farrow and Jane Mayer pushed back Monday against the New York Times’ coverage of the latest sexual-misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. ** The paper said it interviewed “several dozen people” in a vain attempt to find someone with “firsthand knowledge” to corroborate Ramirez’s allegations. The Times also said Ramirez contacted former classmates to see if they remembered the alleged incident — and told some she wasn’t sure it was Kavanaugh who exposed himself. But in a Twitter post Monday, Farrow said it was “not accurate” for a Washington Post columnist to have tweeted...
  • The Preachers of the Great Awokening

    09/24/2018 5:23:02 PM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 2 replies
    https://quillette.com ^ | September 21 2018 | by Bo Winegard and Ben Winegard
    From the sun-blanched beaches of California to the snow-covered cities of New England, a religious fervor is sweeping the United States. PhD-toting preachers spread the faith with righteous zeal, denouncing those who violate its sacred principles. Sinners are threatened not by an angry god, but by a righteous mob. The impenitent among them are condemned to be outcasts, while the contrite, if they properly mortify themselves and pledge everlasting fealty to the faith, can secure enough lost status to rejoin society, perhaps forever marked by a scarlet epithet. Racist. Sexist. Ableist. This is the religion of Wokeness, and this is...
  • U.S. Urged to Rapidly Prepare for Electromagnetic Pulse Attack

    09/24/2018 5:09:22 PM PDT · by upchuck · 45 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | Seep 24, 2018 | Bill Gertz
    The United States is vulnerable to a devastating electromagnetic pulse event caused by a high-altitude nuclear blast or solar superstorm, according to a recently published book. Peter Pry, a former CIA analyst and author of the book EMP Manhattan Project, is urging the government to rapidly harden the U.S. electric power system against EMP similar to the three-year crash program to build the first atomic bomb in 1942. "Today the United States and the world faces another existential threat—from an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) catastrophe that can be caused by nature or man, and topple the technological pillars of modern electronic...
  • Half of Voters Say Reporters Aim to Defeat Kavanaugh’s Confirmation

    09/24/2018 5:06:54 PM PDT · by familyop · 23 replies
    Rasmussen ^ | September 24, 2018 | Rasmussen
    Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation has been top news for weeks, but voters don’t think the media is trying to do him any favors. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 47% of Likely U.S. Voters think when most reporters write or talk about Kavanaugh, they are trying to defeat his confirmation. Just eight percent (8%) think most reporters are trying to help Kavanaugh win the Senate confirmation, while 37% think most reporters are simply interested in reporting the news in an unbiased manner. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
  • Baltimore police: Suspect dead, officer wounded in shootout

    09/24/2018 3:44:02 PM PDT · by Governor Dinwiddie · 10 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | September 24, 2018 | AP
    BALTIMORE — Baltimore’s interim police chief says an officer has been shot and wounded and a suspect fatally shot in an exchange of gunfire.
  • First soldier remains sent from North Korea identified

    09/24/2018 2:31:25 PM PDT · by PROCON · 32 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | Sept. 20, 2018 | KATHRYN WATSON
    The first remains of soldiers killed in the Korean War and sent from North Korea have been identified as belonging to Army Master Sgt. Charles H. McDaniel of Indiana and Army Pfc. William H. Jones of North Carolina, President Trump shared through Twitter on Thursday.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~SNIP~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Army Pfc. William H. Jones, killed during the Korean War, was identified in September 2018. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSEArmy Master Sgt. Charles H. McDaniel, killed during the Korean War. He was identified in September 2018. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
  • Judicial Watch Statement on Kavanaugh Allegations

    09/24/2018 2:29:08 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 59 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | September 24, 2018 | Tom Fitton
    (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton made the following statement in response to the latest efforts to delay Judge Kavanaugh’s Senate confirmation: Americans should brook no further delay of a full Senate vote on Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court. Let’s be clear: Leftists are trying to blow up the Senate confirmation process with shady smears. There is no legitimate reason that these last-minute allegations can’t be summarily evaluated, and a Judiciary Committee vote taken this week. Leftist law breaking, rule breaking, violence, and disruption have already marred the public Kavanaugh confirmation hearings. One can only imagine...
  • Collins: I don’t believe Kavanaugh will repeal Roe v. Wade

    09/24/2018 2:17:22 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 83 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 24, 2018
    Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) says she doesn’t believe Brett Kavanaugh will overturn a landmark abortion ruling if he’s confirmed to the Supreme Court. "Well first of all I do not believe he's going to repeal Roe v. Wade," Collins told Showtime’s "The Circus," when asked about how she could potentially be "the vote" that puts Kavanaugh on the court and leads to the landmark 1973 case being repealed.
  • Twitter: Snowflakes Melt on Capitol Hill

    09/24/2018 2:16:18 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 66 replies
    The entire hallway is in tears. We are at a moment in history where women have to repeat their trauma to the masses to literally beg Senators to vote with moral clarity. #StopKavanaugh #BelieveSurvivors #BeAHero
  • Why aren't liberals fun anymore?

    09/24/2018 2:09:45 PM PDT · by Magnatron · 85 replies
    The Hill ^ | 24 September 2018 | Stephen Moore
    The views expressed by contributors are their own and not the view of The Hill Several months ago, the very night the Stormy Daniels story broke, I appeared on Don Lemon’s show on CNN. The producer told the guests a few minutes before we went on air that Lemon wanted our reaction to the Daniels allegations. The first guest said something trite about how “she may be doing this to call attention to herself, but we have to treat these charges against Trump very seriously.” Next, Lemon turned to me for my reaction. I really had no opinion about this...
  • Celebs Join ‘National Walkout’ in Solidarity with Christine Blasey Ford

    09/24/2018 1:44:55 PM PDT · by budj · 86 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Sep 2018 | Justin Caruso
    Jamie Lee Curtis, Chelsea Handler, Samantha Bee, Alyssa Milano, and more major Hollywood women joined left-wing activist organizations Planned Parenthood and NARAL to push an anti-Brett Kavanaugh “walkout” Monday in solidarity with his accuser Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
  • Media: The Democrat Enforcer

    09/24/2018 1:43:35 PM PDT · by Kenny · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 24, 2018 | Peggy Ryan
    The novel The Godfather tells the story of a Mafia don or boss, Vito Corleone, and how he runs "the business."  One of the most famous lines from the movie is the Godfather explaining how he'll prevail, how he'll get what he asks for: "I'll make him an offer he can't refuse.” One such offer is made to a big band leader who won't release Vito's godson from a contract: $10,000 to sign the release.  When the offer's refused, Vito goes back to the band leader with his enforcer, Luca Brasi.  Luca holds a gun to the man's head, and Vito explains that...
  • Yale cancels classes to allow students to protest Kavanaugh on campus and in Washington, DC

    09/24/2018 1:15:12 PM PDT · by detective · 80 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 24, 2018 | John Sexton
    Students held a sit-in today at Yale Law School to protest the Kavanaugh nomination while some of their classmates traveled to Washington, D.C. for a similar protest. Classes were canceled to make time for all the protesting. From the Cut: Today, 115 YLS students bussed down to the U.S. Capitol, while dozens of others are occupying their school’s halls in a sit-in to demand that the Senate committee conduct a fair and impartial investigation into the mounting sexual-assault allegations against Kavanaugh. By early Monday morning, members of the law school faculty had already cancelled 31 of the day’s scheduled classes...
  • Brett Kavanaugh, wife Ashley speak out on Supreme Court nomination controversy in Fox News exclusive

    09/24/2018 1:11:26 PM PDT · by be-baw · 65 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 24, 2018 | Fox News
    EXCLUSIVE – Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump's pick for the Supreme Court, and his wife, Ashley, are speaking out to Fox News in an exclusive interview Monday on the sexual misconduct accusations that have threatened to derail his confirmation. The interview is set to air at 7 p.m. ET on "The Story" with Martha MacCallum...
  • Some 129 countries sign up to Trump's pledge at U.N. to fight drugs

    09/24/2018 1:02:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 24, 2018 | Michelle Nichols and Jeff Mason
    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Some 129 countries at the United Nations signed on to a U.S.-drafted pledge to fight the global drug problem on Monday that U.S. President Donald Trump warned presented a public health and national security threat. In order to attend the brief U.N. event with Trump, countries had to sign the one-page “call to action on the world drug problem.” Trump held a similar event at the annual gathering of world leaders in New York last year, focused on U.N. reform....
  • Kavanaugh to Appear on Fox Tonight with His Wife

    09/24/2018 12:58:05 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 35 replies
    Kavanaugh and his wife Ashley sat for an interview with @marthamaccallum. that will air on Fox News tonight at 7 p.m
  • The Democrats Have An Endless Supply Of Kavanaugh Accusers

    09/24/2018 12:56:42 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 42 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 24, 2018 6:00 AM | JAZZ SHAW
    It’s time for the Republicans on the committee to make some hard decisions and the clock is ticking. Ford’s story is looking worse by the day – something I’ll have more on here a little later this morning – and this one comes off like a steaming pile. The Democrats have already declared that this is the hill they are willing to die on. Keeping Kavanaugh from taking a seat on the Supreme Court is their purpose in life right now and the rules are clearly out the window. It’s probably time to pull the trigger and let the chips...
  • Activist federal staffer who said she 'can't really get fired' no longer working at DOJ

    09/24/2018 12:56:19 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 24, 2018 | Valerie Richardson
    Resistance leader Allison Hrabar said in an undercover video that as a federal employee, she couldn’t be fired, but she may have overstated her case. Project Veritas released a statement Monday from Justice Department spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores indicating that Ms. Hrabar, formerly a federal paralegal, has either resigned or been dismissed. “She is no longer an employee,” Ms. Flores said in the statement.
  • Jane Mayer: Accuser Told Ronan Farrow She Wasn’t Sure of Story

    09/24/2018 12:47:07 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 57 replies
    www.nationalreview.com ^ | September 24, 2018 9:25 AM | By Jack Crowe
    Jane Mayer said on Monday that Deborah Ramirez, who accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexually harassing her, told her New Yorker colleague Ronan Farrow that she couldn’t be sure of the Supreme Court nominee’s guilt. Confronted with a New York Times report indicating Ramirez expressed doubts about Kavanaugh’s guilt to former Yale classmates, Mayer said Ramirez shared those doubts before they published their bombshell report on Sunday. “To Ronan she said she wasn’t absolutely certain, she needed to make certain before she was going to say anything publicly. She remembered the specifics, the graphic specifics, and she tried to remember for...
  • MCCONNELL: Senate to votes up or down on Kavanaugh “in the near future”

    09/24/2018 12:43:26 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 91 replies
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh will receive an up-or-down vote in the Senate "in the near future."