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  • Judges signal they'll revive Sarah Palin defamation lawsuit against N.Y. Times

    09/21/2018 4:27:15 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 34 replies
    The London Free Press ^ | 09/21/2018 | AP
    A federal appeals panel seems poised to reinstate a defamation lawsuit Sarah Palin brought against The New York Times. A three-judge panel found it unusual that a judge tossed the lawsuit last year after hearing testimony from a single witness. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel heard oral arguments Friday.
  • Rosenstein rips NYT for ‘inaccurate’ story on Trump recordings

    09/21/2018 12:19:41 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 46 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/21/18 | Morgan Chalfant
    Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is challenging a bombshell story in The New York Times alleging that he discussed secretly recording President Trump last year, calling it “inaccurate” and “factually incorrect.” Rosenstein in a statement released by the Justice Department also said that there was “no basis” to invoke the 25th Amendment, after the Times reported that he proposed recruiting various Cabinet officials to take such a step in order to remove Trump from office over his unfitness. “The New York Times’s story is inaccurate and factually incorrect,” Rosenstein said. “I will not further comment on a story based on...
  • Rosenstein denies that he proposed secretly taping Trump

    09/21/2018 11:39:42 AM PDT · by Innovative · 69 replies
    KVOA News Tucson ^ | Sept. 21, 2018 | Site Administrator
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is denying a report in The New York Times that he suggested last year he secretly record President Donald Trump in the White House to expose chaos in the administration. Rosenstein says the story is “inaccurate and factually incorrect.”
  • Sen. Gillibrand: Asking Kavanaugh’s Accuser to Testify ‘Is Silencing Her’

    09/21/2018 11:57:02 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 84 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | 20 Sep 18 | Craig Bannister
    Giving Christine Blasey Ford the opportunity to testify about her unsubstantiated accusations of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is, somehow, silencing her, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) declared Wednesday night. Refusing to launch an FBI investigation into Ford’s claims is also “silencing her,” Sen. Gillibrand said in a tweet: “Denying Dr. Ford an FBI investigation is silencing her. Forcing her into a sham hearing is silencing her. And pushing through Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation is silencing her.”
  • 'Code for no black people': New York bar's 'racist' dress code sparks online debate

    09/21/2018 11:42:07 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 86 replies
    Yahoo ^ | September 21, 2018 | Kerry Justich
    Rochester, N.Y., resident Herbert Smith wasn’t aware of the controversy he was about to create when he was moved to post a photo of a local bar’s dress code to his Facebook page. But since he took to social media to share the long list of items that can’t be worn inside the Murphy’s Law Irish Pub in his neighborhood, some people are calling out the bar for enforcing a “racist” dress code. While making plans with a friend to meet up at a nearby bar, Smith received a picture of the questionable dress code posted in the front window...
  • Rosenstein Suggested He Secretly Record Trump and Discussed 25th Amendment

    09/21/2018 11:00:27 AM PDT · by rumrunner · 188 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Adam Goldman adn Michael Schmidt
    WASHINGTON — The deputy attorney general, Rod J. Rosenstein, suggested last year that he secretly record President Trump in the White House to expose the chaos consuming the administration, and he discussed recruiting cabinet members to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Mr. Trump from office for being unfit.
  • 5 People, Including 3 Infants, Stabbed at NYC Day Care; Butcher Knife, Meat Cleaver Found at Scene

    09/21/2018 7:34:47 AM PDT · by ETL · 44 replies
    NBC News ^ | Sept 21, 2018 | Katherine Creag, Pei-Sze Cheng and Benjamin Carroll
    A 52-year-old day care worker allegedly stabbed five people, including three baby girls no more than a month old, at an overnight facility in Queens early Friday, and cops say they found a butcher knife and meat cleaver at the scene. A 3-day-old girl and a 1-month-old girl were stabbed in the stomach; a 20-day-old girl had a laceration to her ear, chin and lip. All are in critical but stable condition, authorities said. Two other people, a father of a child at the day care and another woman who worked there, were also stabbed at the Flushing center just...
  • Dow set for best week since July as stocks push deeper into record territory

    09/21/2018 7:14:09 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 4 replies
    www.marketwatch.com ^ | 09/21/2018 | By Ryan Vlastelica
    U.S. stocks rose in early trading on Friday, with Wall Street extending its recent uptrend and pushing further into record territory. Where are the major benchmarks trading? The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.18% rose 81 points, or 0.3%, to 26,738, hitting an all-time intraday high in early trading. The S&P 500 SPX, +0.24% gained 8 points to 2,939, a rise of 0.3% that took it to new records of its own. The Nasdaq Composite Index COMP, +0.12% which remains about 1% below record levels, rose 21 points, or 0.3%, to 8,049.25. The S&P 500 is on track for its...
  • Infants among stabbing victims at New York City day care, police say; suspect in custody

    09/21/2018 4:42:36 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 21, 2018 | Ryan Gaydos
    A suspect was in custody after at least five people, including three infants, were slashed at an overnight New York City day care facility early Friday, police said. The wounded were found inside the Queens home around 3:30 a.m., according to NBC New York. The injuries were not considered to be life threatening, police said. [Snip] The suspect, identified as a 52-year-old woman, was found in the basement of the home with self-inflicted cuts on a wrist, according to the station.
  • What Democrats Have Become

    09/20/2018 7:52:31 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 40 replies
    WSJ ^ | 19 Sep 2018 | Daniel Henninger
    Brett Kavanaugh is a casualty of an anything-goes political resistance. Consider the spectacle: Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination for the U.S. Supreme Court, the embodiment of a modern rule of law, is being decided in the Senate by the medieval practice of trial by ordeal, such as surviving immersion in fire or ice. Trial by ordeal was outlawed by the Lateran Council in 1215. Or worse, the standards of the mob in the Roman Colosseum, turning thumbs up or down on the combatants. Though unlike the Senate Democrats, the Roman mob at least had an open mind. Incidentally, the standard trope that...
  • Nikki Haley: New York Times ‘knew the facts’ about curtains and still released story

    09/20/2018 8:37:06 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/20/18 | Megan Keller
    Nikki Haley, President Trump's ambassador to the United Nations, said Thursday that The New York Times knew she had not been involved in the purchase of expensive curtains for her New York residence when it printed a story implying she did. "They knew the facts and they released the story anyway," Haley told Fox News' "The Story." "I hadn't even taken the job when these curtains were picked out," she said. "We told the reporters that these were the facts." The Times issued an editor's note at the top of its piece, which was originally titled "Nikki Haley's View of...
  • Percoco sentenced to six years for corruption(Cuomo's Right Hand Man)

    09/20/2018 2:16:30 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 9 replies
    Albany Times Union ^ | 09/20/2018 | Robert Gavin
    A federal judge sentenced Joseph Percoco, the former right-hand man to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, to six years in prison Thursday for accepting more than $320,000 in bribes from businessmen looking to buy state influence. "The motive for this crime was greed and arrogance," Judge Valerie Caproni told Percoco at the sentencing in the Thurgood Marshall U.S. Courthouse in lower Manhattan.
  • The Case for Impeaching Kavanaugh (NYT alert)

    09/20/2018 12:22:11 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 60 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 20, 2018 | Ronald J. Krotoszynski Jr.
    Charles Grassley, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader, seem determined to call a vote next week on the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to be an associate justice of the Supreme Court, even in the face of this week’s sexual assault allegations against him. Senate Republicans assume, correctly, that if they can hold the party line, his installation on the Supreme Court is a sure thing. This is certainly true — even if the Democratic caucus in the Senate holds firm against Mr. Kavanaugh, they simply lack the votes to block him....
  • Ford opens door to testifying next week

    09/20/2018 12:13:16 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 96 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 20,2018 | Gregg Re
    According to an email sent by Ford's lawyers and obtained by The New York Times, she would appear as long as senators provide “terms that are fair and which ensure her safety." In the letter Thursday, Ford's attorneys wrote that it “is not possible" for Ford to testify on Monday. The lawyers added that "the Committee’s insistence that it occur then is arbitrary in any event.”
  • Jobless claims fall again to reach new 49-year low of 201,000

    09/20/2018 6:08:58 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 15 replies
    www.marketwatch.com ^ | Published: Sept 20, 2018 8:37 a.m. ET | By Jeffry Bartash
    The numbers: The number of Americans who applied for unemployment benefits in mid-September fell to a fresh 49-year low, more proof that a growing labor shortage and surging economy have given workers greater job security. Initial jobless claims, a rough proxy for layoffs, fell by 3,000 to 201,000 in the seven days ended Sept. 15. That’s below the 208,000 MarketWatch forecast and marks the lowest level since Nov. 12, 1969.
  • Gillibrand: Kavanaugh’s Accuser Shouldn’t Testify at ‘Sham Hearing’

    09/20/2018 2:40:12 AM PDT · by kevcol · 55 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 19, 2018 | Jeffrey Cimmino
    Gillibrand said the Committee is mistreating Ford, telling CNN, "Well, you know, I stand with her [Ford] and she is being bullied by this committee. It’s outrageous that this committee has not moved forward despite the rest of the world. They’re stuck in decades ago."
  • Democrats Make Last-ditch Effort To Block Trump Declassification

    09/18/2018 8:29:00 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 81 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 09/18/2018
    Leading congressional Democrats are looking to stall the process to release documents related to the Russia investigation, which President Donald Trump ordered declassified on Monday. Reps. Nancy Pelosi and Adam Schiff and Sens. Chuck Schumer and Mark Warner, sent a letter Tuesday asking Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, FBI Director Christopher Wray and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats to provide an “immediate briefing” to the Gang of Eight before declassifying and releasing the documents. The four Democrats expressed “profound alarm” at Trump’s order to declassify the records. Trump ordered the Justice Department and Office of the Director of National...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Trump says exposing ‘corrupt’ FBI probe could be ‘crowning achievement’ of presidency

    09/18/2018 6:20:50 PM PDT · by bitt · 59 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/18/2018 | JOHN SOLOMON AND BUCK SEXTON
    President Trump in an exclusive interview with Hill.TV said Tuesday he ordered the release of classified documents in the Russia collusion case to show the public the FBI probe started as a “hoax,” and that exposing it could become one of the “crowning achievements” of his presidency. “What we’ve done is a great service to the country, really,” Trump said in a 45-minute, wide-ranging interview in the Oval Office. “I hope to be able to call this, along with tax cuts and regulation and all the things I’ve done… in its own way this might be the most important thing...
  • Pelosi/Schumer/Schiff/Warner order intel agencies to ignore declassify until they are consulted

    09/18/2018 6:36:25 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 247 replies
    Showdown? In letter, Pelosi/Schumer/Schiff/Warner order intel agencies to ignore presidential order on declassification until consulting with Congres
  • HEAVILY ARMED INDIVIDUALS CAUGHT ON CAMERA ENTERING COUNTRY ILLEGALLY THROUGH AZ RANCH

    09/18/2018 11:06:35 AM PDT · by bitt · 127 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/12/2018 | John Wellington
    Video footage from a ranch in Arizona shows thousands of illegal aliens marching into the United States uninterrupted because there is no border wall, nor border patrol, to stop them.