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  • Quitting Time Broward Elections Supervisor Resigns

    11/18/2018 9:12:33 PM PST · by Freedom of Speech Wins
    World Net Daily ^ | 11/18/18 | NA
    In the Florida election mess of 2018, her name has become infamous. And Sunday evening, Broward County Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes has submitted her resignation, just hours after completing a high-profile recount. “It is true. She did send it,” Burnadette Norris-Weeks, an attorney who works as counsel to elections office told the Sun-Sentinel. https://www.wnd.com/2018/11/quitting-time-broward-elections-supervisor-resigns/
  • Voters Find Trump More Likable Than Pelosi

    11/18/2018 8:46:22 PM PST · by Az Joe · 2 replies
    Rasmussen ^ | 11/15/2018
    Republicans overwhelmingly view President Trump as likable, but Democrats aren’t as enthusiastic about likely new House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. But among all voters, both Trump and Pelosi aren’t very beloved.
  • For the first time, researchers say Facebook can cause depression

    11/18/2018 8:41:50 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 6 replies
    For the first time, researchers say Facebook can cause depression Published: Nov 18, 2018 10:10 a.m. ET By Brett Arends Columnist The findings are published in the December Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology Spending too much time on “social media” sites like Facebook is making people more than just miserable. It may also be making them depressed. A new study conducted by psychologists at the University of Pennsylvania has shown — for the first time — a causal link between time spent on social media and depression and loneliness, the researchers said. It concluded that those who drastically cut...
  • 'We don't want you here': Mexicans protest against migrant caravan (Video 1:24)

    11/18/2018 8:31:15 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 15 replies
    The Guardian /Reuters ^ | November 18, 2018
    Hundreds of residents of the Mexican border city of Tijuana protest the thousands of Central American migrants who have arrived in the hope of starting a new life in the US. On Sunday, local residents waved Mexican flags, sang the national anthem and chanted 'Out! Out!' At one point, police formed a barrier between the Central American migrants and protesting locals. Protesters have called the migrant caravan an 'invasion' and are accusing the migrants of being messy, ungrateful and a danger to Tijuana. They are concerned Mexican taxes might be spent to care for the group as they wait, possibly...
  • Devin Nunes: 'Fourth bucket' of classified emails show info withheld from FISA court

    11/18/2018 7:22:16 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 18 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 18, 2018 01:25 PM | Updated Nov 18, 2018, 06:00 PM | Daniel Chaitin
    House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., revealed the existence of a "fourth bucket" of information related to potential misconduct by the FBI that he wants declassified. On his way out as chairman, as Democrats will take control of the House next year, Nunes said his panel's investigation into the Justice Department and FBI is largely complete. Still, he said the public release of these "buckets" would help give his efforts a sense of "finality." Speaking with anchor Maria Bartiromo on her Fox News program "Sunday Morning Futures," Nunes said the first of three "buckets" were the Russia-related documents President...
  • KIDS BRAINWASHED TO HATE WHITE PEOPLE [VIDEO]

    11/18/2018 7:16:27 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 13 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | Nov 18, 2018 | Paul Joseph Watson
  • [SC-01] Drilling proved to be key in 1st Dist.; Area has strong ties to conservation ... [tr]

    11/18/2018 6:55:57 PM PST · by Steve Schulin · 6 replies
    The Post and Courier (Charleston SC) ^ | November 18, 2018 | Chloe Johnson
    In the waning days of her congressional race, Republican Katie Arrington attempted to paint her opponent as a one-issue candidate, concerned only with offshore drilling. The issue, however, is likely one of the main forces that helped Democrat Joe Cunningham turn the 1st Congressional District blue for the first time in four decades. And it may have resonated with an important constituency that Cunningham’s staunch opposition to fossil fuel exploration likely spoke to: conservation-minded conservatives. “It’s a huge group in the 1st District,” said outgoing Rep. Mark Sanford. Sanford, who lost to Trump loyalist Katie Arrington in a primary for...
  • Trump Labels Adam Schiff As ‘Little Adam Schitt’

    11/18/2018 6:30:24 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 35 replies
    nypost.com ^ | November 18, 2018
    The “Schitt” hit the fan. President Trump blasted Rep. Adam Schiff for questioning why his acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker wasn’t confirmed by the Senate – misspelling the Democrat’s last name as “Schitt.” Earlier Sunday, Schiff said that Democrats will challenge Whitaker’s appointment because he hasn’t been confirmed by the Senate. “Yes and yes. I think the appointment is unconstitutional.” Schiff told ABC’s “This Week.”
  • Brenda Snipes submits her resignation as Broward elections supervisor

    11/18/2018 6:25:20 PM PST · by bryan999 · 54 replies
    Just hours after finishing a tumultuous election recount on Sunday, Broward Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes submitted her resignation. “It is true. She did send it,” said Burnadette Norris-Weeks, an attorney who works as counsel to the Supervisor of Elections Office. Evelyn Perez-Verdia, a former office spokeswoman who left several years ago, said Sunday evening she was told by people in the office that the letter was sent “to Tallahassee” earlier in the day. Norris-Weeks said she saw an early draft of the letter. In the version she saw, she said Snipes, 75, expressed a desire to spend more time...
  • Stalemate at APEC Forum Over U.S.-China Trade Dispute: 'Entire World Is Worried'

    11/18/2018 6:08:15 PM PST · by cba123 · 9 replies
    The NYT ^ | November 18, 2018 | By Damien Cave
    SYDNEY, Australia — The trade dispute between the United States and China has led to a standoff at a summit meeting of Pacific Rim leaders in Papua New Guinea, leaving the gathering of 21 nations without a joint closing statement on Sunday for the first time since the forum was founded. The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, known as APEC, has not ended without a joint statement since 1989, when the forum was established in Australia. Experts said the stalemate would set up a high-stakes showdown at the Group of 20 conference in Argentina this month - which President Xi Jinping of...
  • The Late Great (Again) Planet Earth

    11/18/2018 6:05:27 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 6 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 18 Nov 218 | Michael Walsh
    George Monbiot, the man who gave his name to the term "moonbat," is back, like some hair-shirted lunatic screaming on a street corner, saying that we're all doomed: It was a moment of the kind that changes lives. At a press conference held by climate activists Extinction Rebellion last week, two of us journalists pressed the organisers on whether their aims were realistic. They have called, for example, for UK carbon emissions to be reduced to net zero by 2025. Wouldn’t it be better, we asked, to pursue some intermediate aims? A young woman called Lizia Woolf stepped forward. She...
  • Demonstration Events Conclude in Downtown Portland -- Six People Arrested (Antifa)

    11/18/2018 5:52:16 PM PST · by lowbridge · 11 replies
    portlandoregon.gov ^ | November 17, 2018
    On Saturday, November 17, 2018, during protest events near Terry Schrunk Plaza and Chapman Square Park, six people were arrested.  The General Services Administration, the federal agency responsible for Terry Schrunk Plaza, approved a permit for a group to use the plaza today. As part of the General Services Administration permit, the permit holder had the authority to determine who could and could not enter the park while the permit was in effect. In preparation for today's permit, the Federal Protection Service erected fencing around the perimeter of Terry Schrunk Plaza.  There was also a demonstration in Chapman Square today....
  • The M1917 Enfield: America's WWI Workhorse

    11/18/2018 5:34:43 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 20 replies
    Shooting Illustrated ^ | 11 Nov 2018 | Wiley Clapp
    As firearms go, the M1917 Enfield was not the handsomest ever issued to a U.S. Soldier. It’s true that no one ever guaranteed our guys were going to get good-looking guns, but that is exactly what happened at several points in history. The M1 Carbine—World War II’s “War Baby”—was a gun that just about everyone felt was a good one. The Colt Peacemaker of 1873 had a wonderful set of contours that evolved into the classic cowboy six-shooter. But the gun at hand was a military service rifle that wasn’t just good, but rather very good. Against its contemporaries—Mauser, Lee-Enfield,...
  • Geraldo riles his co-workers, wants ‘wink-and-a-nod’ for caravan, defends migrants waving own flags

    11/18/2018 5:09:05 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 28 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | November 18, 2018 | Samantha Chang
    Liberal Fox News pundit Geraldo Rivera said President Trump and other Americans are being too harsh in their skepticism of the migrant caravans of illegals defiantly waving their own nations’ flags while stampeding the US border. Many pointed out that the gesture is one that an invading army would make — and not the conciliatory posture one expects from refugees desperate to flee their oppressive countries. “You’re being way too harsh,” Rivera told Fox & Friends. “These are very unsophisticated people. They are an uneducated group. They cling to some symbols of stability in their lives. All they want to...
  • One eastern Washington town could become a "sanctuary city" for gun rights

    11/18/2018 4:59:04 PM PST · by mdittmar · 12 replies
    yakima herald ^ | Nov 16, 2018 | Will Campbell Spokesman-Review
    The Republic, Washington, City Council is mulling legislation to shield itself from state and national laws that limit Second Amendment gun rights, including the recently passed Initiative 1639. Republic Mayor Elbert Koontz said on Monday the Republic City Council will begin discussing the idea of becoming a “sanctuary city.” The move has widespread support within the city, he said. “Everybody in Republic seems to like it and has decided that it seems like a great thing,” Koontz said. The idea was sparked by a message Republic police Chief Loren Culp posted last week to the Republic Police Department’s Facebook page....
  • Hollywood Actors Threaten Boycott Of Georgia After Kemp Victory

    11/18/2018 4:46:40 PM PST · by ColdOne · 109 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 11/18/18 | Jason Hopkins
    Several Hollywood actors have called for a boycott of Georgia’s film industry after Republican Brian Kemp officially won the state’s gubernatorial contest. There are over 20 productions shooting in Georgia. Is the entertainment industry willing to support the economy of a totally corrupt state that suppresses democracy; where the winner isn’t the best choice for the people but the best schemer or crook? — Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) November 17, 2018 To all my friends who are studio and network executives, if you choose to shoot movies and tv in Georgia, don’t bother to call me. https://t.co/gtIKNJBhNF — Ron Perlman (@perlmutations)...
  • Mexican Protesters in Tijuana March to Kick Out Migrant Caravan

    11/18/2018 4:12:21 PM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Nov 2018 | Ildefonso Ortiz and Brandon Darby
    Mexican protesters took to the streets on Sunday to protest the growing influx of Central American migrants who have made their way to the border city of Tijuana. In the most recent protest, groups of Tijuana residents want to evict the migrants from a shelter where approximately 2,000 Central Americans are staying. The Tijuana government set up the shelter as the city witnessed a reported buildup of federal and state police forces while the numbers of migrants continue to climb. In two videos shared online by U.S. journalist Emily Green, dozens of protesters, some wearing wrestling masks and bandanas, can...
  • Senate barrels toward showdown over Trump's court picks

    11/18/2018 4:06:35 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/18/18 | Jordain Carney
    The Senate is bracing for an end-of-the-year brawl over President Trump's judicial nominations. Republicans view filling the lifetime court seats as their top priority and are expected to confirm as many nominees as possible before the Senate adjourns for the year, infuriating Democrats and their allies who are powerless to stop Trump’s picks. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is already teeing up votes for two nominations — Jonathan Kobes to be an 8th Circuit Court judge and Thomas Farr to be a district court judge — for when senators return from their Thanksgiving recess. And Republicans expect McConnell to barrel...
  • Prison Reform: Major Achievement for President Trump

    11/18/2018 6:49:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 18, 2018 | Ken Blackwell
    The FIRST STEP Act is the beginning of a transformation of America’s federal criminal-justice system into what it should have always been: a system that makes America safer. This legislation unites conservatives, police and civil rights advocates, civil libertarians, business leaders and supporters of social justice. Supporting this legislation means supporting ideas that all Americans want - from police to Democrats to Republicans - an America that is fair, an America that puts Americans first, and that makes America safe. The fact that law enforcement groups like the Fraternal Order of Police and The International Association of Chiefs of...
  • Migrants get cool reception in Mexican border town

    11/18/2018 4:01:13 PM PST · by mdittmar · 18 replies
    ap ^ | 11/17/2018 | JULIE WATSON
    <p>TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Many of the nearly 3,000 Central American migrants who have reached the Mexican border with California via caravan said Saturday they do not feel welcome in the city of Tijuana, where hundreds more migrants are headed after more than a month on the road.</p>