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  • What About Redistribution of Wealth?: O'Rourke Knocked for Not Sharing Record $38M Haul With Dems

    10/16/2018 9:33:39 AM PDT · by gattaca · 3 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | October 16, 2018 | Fox News Insider
    Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-Texas) said Monday that he will not share any of the record $38 million his campaign raised in the third quarter of the year with other Democratic candidates.
  • 'Game on, Tiny!' Donald Trump and Stormy Daniels go to war on Twitter..

    10/16/2018 9:31:30 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 10 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | October16, 2018 | Geoff Earle
    'Game on, Tiny!' Donald Trump and Stormy Daniels go to war on Twitter as he calls porn star 'Horseface' after she loses part of lawsuit against him - so she hits back by mocking his manhood and saying maybe he's into 'bestiality' Trump fired at Stormy Daniels in a Tuesday morning tweet He also blasted her attorney Michael Avenatti following court victory He mocked her as 'horseface' and a 'total con' Daniels slapped back with a claim about his anatomy she included in her book She also wrote perhaps the president has a penchant 'for bestiality' U.S. District Judge S....
  • Fusion GPS co-founder pleads the Fifth following House GOP subpoena

    10/16/2018 9:28:09 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 2 replies
    The Hill ^ | 0/16/18 | OLIVIA BEAVERS
    Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson on Tuesday pleaded the Fifth following a GOP-issued subpoena to testify behind closed doors before two House committees. Joshua Levy, a lawyer representing Simpson and the opposition research firm behind the “Steele dossier," said his client would not be participating in the Judiciary and House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s joint investigation, calling it a smear campaign that aims to undermine special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe. Simpson's attorney said the Republican-led Judiciary committee has turned a blind eye to “White House efforts to influence and interfere with the Justice Department’s investigation in this administration,”...
  • Hillary Clinton’s Van Crashes Before Bob Menendez Fundraiser (video)

    10/16/2018 9:24:12 AM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/16/18 | Charlie Spiering
    Failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s van crashed inside a parking garage prior to a fundraiser for Sen. Bob Menendez on Monday. Video obtained by NTK Network shows Clinton’s van pulling into a parking garage and crashing into something before Clinton and her top aide, Huma Abedin, exit the vehicle. The National Republican Senate Committee (NRSC) mocked the accident on Twitter: LIVE LOOK at @HillaryClinton trying to save @SenatorMenendez. (Spoiler alert: she crashes.) #NJSen — The Senate Majority (@NRSC) October 16, 2018 VIDEO
  • Cruz'in Toward Victory

    10/16/2018 9:23:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | October 16, 2018 | Bill Murchison
    There are tides in the affairs of men, we are reliably assured, which, taken at the flood, lead on to fortune. Does that mean Texans may expect the ascent of Rep. Beto O'Rourke to the U.S. Senate, on a flood of antagonism toward Donald Trump? Hanged if I see any such prospect cresting out there in the political sea. I say so in spite of all the cash supposedly deluging O'Rourke's campaign organization. I say so, additionally, despite the forest of "Beto" signs surrounding my premises. My conservative neighborhood has given over, at least somewhat, to admiration of a liberal...
  • Elizabeth Warren Will Not Let Donald Trump Define Her

    10/16/2018 9:21:14 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 35 replies
    The Nation ^ | 10/15/2018 | Joan Walsh
    Three things are true about Elizabeth Warren’s five-minute video debunking Donald Trump’s claim that she’s lying about her Native American roots. First, it’s a terrific introduction to her family history. Second, it won’t change any Republican minds. And third, that doesn’t matter. It’s aimed squarely at Democrats and the media—and yes, it’s an early salvo in what will certainly be a crowded Democratic presidential primary. I’ve sworn I would ignore 2020 politics until after the 2018 midterms, and that I will resist endorsing a Democrat as long as is humanly (for me) possible. With this piece, I’m breaking the first...
  • Pastor Brunson: Lord, give Trump wisdom, endurance, courage

    10/16/2018 9:20:26 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 3 replies
    One News Now ^ | October 15, 2018 (Monday) | Jody Brown
    One day after being released from house arrest in Turkey, American pastor Andrew Brunson was in the Oval Office, where he prayed over President Donald Trump. After spending nearly two years in jail and then some time under house arrest, Brunson was freed on Friday by a Turkish court despite the fact that the court found the pastor guilty on terrorism charges. Within hours he was spirited away, taken by military aircraft to Germany where he was examined at a U.S. military hospital then flown to the U.S.On Saturday, the just-released evangelical pastor and his family were hosted at the...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM, October 16, 2018

    10/16/2018 9:14:39 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 4 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | October 16, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    Good Morning/Afternoon, MEGARushContinuesEIBEXCELLENCEDITTOS!
  • All Things Considered x 3

    10/16/2018 9:12:58 AM PDT · by KierkegaardMAN · 8 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | Today | Richard Becker
    National Public Radio’s afternoon news program, “All Things Considered,” is about big stuff and small stuff, world-shaking events and minute ephemera. In that sense, it does approximate “all things,” indeed, and I’ve been a devoted fan since Terry, my college roomie, clued me in nearly 40 years ago. “What is this anyway?” I asked him one rainy Seattle morning. The radio was on, and the bumper music I’d been enjoying suddenly gave way to some guy (Bob Edwards?) reading the headlines. “NPR,” he replied flat out—as if I should’ve known better. He was right. I should’ve known better, but nobody...
  • U.S. Job openings hit record high of 7.14 Million

    10/16/2018 9:12:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/16/2018
    U.S. job openings jumped to a record high in August, far outpacing a rise in hiring, suggesting that companies could be increasingly having difficulties finding qualified workers. The Labor Department said in its monthly Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, or JOLTS, report on Tuesday that there were 7.14 million unfilled positions in the economy in August. That was the highest level since the series started in 2000 and compared to 7.08 million vacancies in July. The job openings rate also rose to an all-time high of 4.6 percent from 4.5 percent in July. Hiring increased to a record high...
  • FBI raids San Juan city offices weeks after Trump alleges corruption

    10/16/2018 9:12:04 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/16/18 | JOHN BOWDEN
    FBI agents raided San Juan's municipal building on Tuesday amid an investigation into purchasing practices used by city officials, including Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz. Video posted on Twitter shows several uniformed FBI agents proceeding into the building Tuesday morning. Local journalist Luis Guardiola noted in a tweet that "dozens" of FBI agents were involved in the raid. A spokesman for the agency told news service that Tuesday's raid was related to an ongoing investigation into whether the mayor's office and other city officials had shown favoritism when the city agreed to a contract with the company BR Solutions for...
  • Justice watchdog: FBI official accepted reporter’s tickets

    10/16/2018 9:09:44 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 16, 2018 10:08 AM EDT
    The Justice Department’s inspector general says a senior FBI official accepted two tickets to a sports event from a television news correspondent who regularly covered the bureau. The watchdog office said the official had not paid for the tickets. Initially, under oath, the official claimed to have done so, the watchdog said. The episode was briefly mentioned in a much broader report from last June about the FBI’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation. …

    10/16/2018 9:06:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 10/16/2018 | Rebecca Bynum
    Second wave feminism, edgy, in-your-face, bra-burning feminism reached its crescendo in the late sixties and early seventies. The Pill hit the market at the same time which immediately opened a brave new world – a world where sex was de-coupled from reproduction. Almost overnight, marriage and motherhood were deemed to be “below” the aspirations of young girls who were encouraged to pursue careers rather than eligible men. Gloria Steinem’s Ms. magazine was at the forefront of this movement. Marriage was out, children were out, free love was in, and it was definitely fun while it lasted. Soon, however, feminism...
  • Teachers, keep your politics on Kavanaugh hearings out of classroom

    10/16/2018 9:04:59 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/16/18 | ERIKA SANZI
    On the heels of the Kavanaugh hearings, some teachers have wondered aloud — via Twitter — how they should handle the contentious topic in their classrooms. While some teachers have no interest in touching the issue with a 10-foot pole, others may find it nearly impossible not to make mention of an event that consumed the nation for weeks. But we can learn a lot about how one educator in particular asked the Twitterverse for suggestions. “I’m a teacher, and I don’t know what I’m going to say to my students if Kavanaugh gets confirmed. Do I tell them that...
  • Donald Trump: ‘Phony’ Elizabeth Warren Took ‘Bogus DNA Test’

    10/16/2018 9:04:49 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 16, 2018 | Charlie Spiering
    President Donald Trump ridiculed Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday for her “bogus” attempt to prove her claimed American Indian heritage. “She took a bogus DNA test and it showed that she may be 1/1024, far less than the average American,” Trump wrote on Twitter, derisively calling the Massachusetts Senator “Pocahontas.” The president pointed to the Cherokee Nation’s statement calling Warren’s DNA test “inappropriate” and a “mockery.” “Even they don’t want her,” Trump wrote. “Phony!” Trump also praised the Cherokee Nation for calling Warren out. “Thank you to the Cherokee Nation for revealing that Elizabeth Warren, sometimes referred to as Pocahontas,...
  • Carter Page sues the Democratic National Committee

    10/16/2018 9:02:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/16/2018 | Monica Showalter
    Carter Page, the energy consultant and Trump advisor, is finally doing what needs to be done: He's suing the Democratic National Committee. According to Fox News: Former Trump campaign official Carter Page announced on Monday a defamation lawsuit against the Democratic National Committee (DNC) over the salacious dossier that claims he has ties to Russia. Page is also suing Perkins Coie and its partners, a law firm that represented Hillary Clinton’s campaign and hired Fusion GPS, an opposition research firm that hired former British spy Christopher Steele who compiled the unverified dossier concerning Trump, his associates, and Russia. Page...
  • Miami police: Possible sighting of missing Wisconsin girl

    10/16/2018 9:01:31 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 16 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | October 16, 2018 | AP Staff
    BARRON, Wis. (AP) — A girl resembling a missing teenager whose parents were found dead in their western Wisconsin home has been spotted at a gas station in south Florida, police said. Authorities have been searching for 13-year-old Jayme Closs since around 1 a.m. Monday, when sheriff's deputies responding to a 911 call for help at a home in Barron, Wisconsin, discovered the bodies of 56-year-old James Closs and his 46-year-old Denise Closs. Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said there were gunshots at the Closs home, but didn't specifically say Jayme's parents had been shot to death. He said Jayme...
  • US employers post record number of open jobs in August

    10/16/2018 9:00:16 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 16, 2018 10:43 AM EDT | Christopher Rugaber
    U.S. employers posted the most jobs in two decades in August, and hiring also reached a record high, fresh evidence that companies are desperate to staff up amid solid economic growth. Job openings rose a slight 0.8 percent to 7.14 million, the highest on records dating back to December 2000, the Labor Department said Tuesday. That is also far more than the 6.2 million of people who were unemployed that month. The number of available jobs has swamped the number of unemployed for five straight months. Hiring has been solid, which has pushed down the unemployment rate to a nearly...
  • US industrial production climbed 0.3 percent in September

    10/16/2018 8:53:28 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | October 16, 2018 | Paul Wiseman
    U.S. industry expanded again in September despite the impact of Hurricane Florence. The Federal Reserve said Tuesday that industrial production, which includes output at factories, mines and utilities, rose 0.3 percent last month. It was the fourth straight increase. The Fed said that Florence reduced September output growth by less than 0.1 percentage points. Over the past year, industrial production rose 5.1 percent. The increase was slightly higher than economists had expected and offered more evidence that the U.S. economy is in good health. Overall economic growth reached 4.2 percent from April through June, fastest in nearly four years. The...
  • Howie Carr: Fake news matched only by the fake Indian’s fake math [Fake Indian is settled science.]

    10/16/2018 8:51:16 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 11 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 10/16/18 | Howie Carr
    U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren poses by her former high school's mascot logo at Northwest Classen High School in Oklahoma City on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018. (Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman via AP) So Elizabeth Warren is a fake Indian — the evidence is in, her own “evidence,” as vague as it is, and it proves what all of us have been saying since 2012. She’s not an Indian according to the bylaws of the various Indian nations. She doesn’t meet Bureau of Indian Affairs standards. She … is … not … an … Indian. Period. Elizabeth Warren — fake Indian. It’s settled...