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    10/12/2017 7:42:25 PM PDT · by bitt · 64 replies
    WND ^ | OCT 12, 2017 | ALICIA POWE
    Multiple reports have detailed the equipment and nearly $6 million a Pakistani family of IT specialists allegedly took from the U.S. government while running computer networks for numerous congressional Democrats. But that’s only money and equipment, says a U.S. congressman who contends that the biggest problem is the classified information to which the Awan family had access. The taxpayers’ dollars confiscated from Congress is “not the highest of our concerns,” Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, told WND in an interview about the case of IT staffer Imran Awan, his brothers Abid and Jamal, and their wives Natalia Sova and Hina Alvi.
  • Hillary Clinton 'appalled' by Weinstein allegations, will donate his contributions

    10/12/2017 7:35:42 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 41 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | OCTOBER 11, 2017 | OLIVER GETTELL
    Hillary Clinton said in a CNN interview Wednesday that she was “sick” and “shocked” to learn of sexual misconduct allegations against Hollywood mogul and longtime Democratic donor Harvey Weinstein, adding she will give away his past contributions to her political campaigns to charity. “I was appalled,” Clinton said of the accusations. “It was something that was just intolerable in every way. And, you know, like so many people who’ve come forward and spoken out, this was a different side of a person who I and many others had known in the past.” Speaking to Fareed Zakaria as part of her...
  • McCain could give the same thumbs-down to a tax overhaul as he did to health care

    10/12/2017 7:23:22 PM PDT · by JP1201 · 80 replies
    It’s a specter that should stalk the nightmares of Republican leaders: a Senate chamber, packed on Christmas Eve, as lawmakers gather to decide the fate of a tax package that will shape the GOP’s political fortunes. The bill remains one vote shy, and then Sen. John McCain walks in, pauses before the desk, and delivers his second thumbs-down dagger of the year. For that reason, the Arizona Republican, who is fighting a public battle with brain cancer, will be among his party’s most closely watched as the year winds down and the tax debate gears up. Yet over his decades...
  • [N. Korea] Trump calls for ‘tip-top shape’ nukes, NK claims ‘balance of power’ with US

    10/12/2017 7:19:47 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 30 replies
    Korea Herald ^ | Oct 12, 2017 | Choi He-suk
    Trump calls for ‘tip-top shape’ nukes, NK claims ‘balance of power’ with US By Choi He-suk Published : Oct 12, 2017 - 16:23 Updated : Oct 12, 2017 - 16:23 US President Donald Trump on Wednesday said that he is “stronger and tougher” on North Korea than others, while Pyongyang’s top diplomat claimed that the regime was nearing a “balance of power” with the US. Speaking to reporters following his meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the White House, Trump said that he would have the US nuclear arsenal in “tip-top shape” and denied reports that he wanted...
  • Mexican, Canadian leaders reaffirm commitment to NAFTA

    10/12/2017 7:15:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 12, 2017 9:56 PM EDT
    Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau have reaffirmed their commitment to a trilateral renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Speaking during a state visit by Trudeau in Mexico City, the leaders dodged questions seeking their reaction to comments made a day earlier by President Donald Trump about the possibility of the U.S. seeking bilateral agreements if it walks away from NAFTA. …
  • 5 reasons that Trump hates the Iran deal

    10/12/2017 7:15:16 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 7 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | October 12, 2017 | Carol Morello and Julie Vitkovskaya
    President Trump hasn't been shy expressing his distaste for the Iran nuclear deal negotiated under his predecessor. He has called the 2015 agreement disastrous, horrible, and one-sided, and he has vowed to get rid of it or renegotiate the terms. Trump has already given his approval twice to preserve the agreement, albeit grudgingly. But now, he is poised to go a step further, potentially setting it on the path to oblivion. Trump must decide by Sunday whether to certify again that Iran is complying with its commitments under the deal. The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) — which took...
  • Multiple people shot at 'several locations' in Swedish town of Trelleborg - police declare [TRUNC]

    10/12/2017 7:07:05 PM PDT · by SSS Two · 41 replies
    The Mirror (U.K.) ^ | 00:16, 13 OCT 2017 | Jamie Bullen
    Armed police have cordoned off Trelleborg town centre where several people were found with suspected gunshot injuries The shooting is believed to have carried out in the old part of the town in an area surrounded by homes and shops. Early reports state gunfire broke out at a busy market in the town and that police had launched a hunt for the shooter. Swedish police said at least four men had been taken to hospital but did not indicate the severity of the injuries. It has been reported police said the incident was not terror related. Police Skåne spokesman Fredrik...
  • Trump Support Underrated in Surveys, says Ex-Clinton Pollster

    10/12/2017 6:58:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Newsmax ^ | October 12, 2017 | James Morrison
    A top Democrat pollster warned Thursday that surveys showing President Donald Trump with low approval ratings make the same mistakes as those last year that predicted a massive victory for Hillary Clinton. "The polls that failed to detect the full strength of President Trump on Election Day continue to underestimate the president's support for the job he is doing, paying way too much attention to the Twitter wars and ignoring the public support for many of the actions he is undertaking," wrote Mark Penn, a pollster for former President Bill Clinton and chief strategist for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. "Polls...
  • National Anthem Protests Put Pressure on Lawmakers to Defund Sports Arenas

    10/12/2017 6:57:04 PM PDT · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 23 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 09/24/17 | Kerry Picket
    Senators proposed a bill this summer to prevent federal taxpayer funding from going towards the construction of professional sports arenas, and after more players began supporting the protest of the national anthem before games, the legislation may begin to pick up steam. A companion measure to the legislation was already proposed in the House back in March by Oklahoma Republican Rep. Steve Russell.
  • Utah's 'Negro Bill Canyon' renamed after years of debate [now Grandstaff Canyon]

    10/12/2017 6:43:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 81 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 12, 2017 6:51 PM EDT
    After years of debate, a U.S. government board has voted to rename Utah’s Negro Bill Canyon, overruling a recommendation by Utah officials to keep the name. The U.S. Board on Geographic Names decided Thursday to rename it Grandstaff Canyon to get rid of an offensive name, The Salt Lake Tribune reports. The vote was 12-0, with one member declining to vote. The decision comes 16 years after the board voted to keep the name. The new name honors black rancher and prospector William Grandstaff, whose cattle grazed there in the 1870s. “His name was Grandstaff; it was not Negro Bill,”...
  • If Hillary Had Won, We Might All Be Getting Paid to Live in America

    10/12/2017 6:34:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Cheat Sheet ^ | October 12, 2017 | Sam Becker
    Hillary Clinton gave consideration to a national basic income program in 2016. •The goal was to raise incomes using “the Alaska model.” •If the chips had fallen in the right places, it could have led to every American getting a monthly check from the government. Most Americans are sick of hearing about Hillary Clinton. Enough people didn’t trust her, didn’t like her, or couldn’t be persuaded to vote for her, which led to Donald Trump’s victory. After that, we expected her to fade away — to ride off into the sunset with Bill and enjoy retirement. She did fade away...
  • Roy Moore: Mitch McConnell Won't Get My Vote

    10/12/2017 6:31:28 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 19 replies ^ | 10/12/17 | John Gizzi
    The man eyeing Attorney General Jeff Sessions' Senate seat, Roy Moore, was unequivocal when asked whether he has ruled out re-electing Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell as majority leader. “Yes.” Moore replied without hesitation. “He has repeatedly let down the president’s agenda and the proof is in the inaction we see on ending Obamacare, toughening immigration laws, and getting tax reform on the road to passage.” Asked whom he would support over McConnell, the former judge told me: “Let’s see who’s running against him.”
  • Amazon Studios Chief Suspended After Sexual Harassment Claim

    10/12/2017 6:23:40 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 62 replies
    Roy Price, the executive in charge of Amazon’s growing investment in movies and television shows, was suspended by the company on Thursday after a Hollywood producer publicly accused him of making unwanted sexual advances toward her. Mr. Price, the head of Amazon Studios, was accused of lewdly propositioning Isa Dick Hackett, a producer of one of its most popular shows, in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter published earlier in the day. In the interview, Ms. Hackett, an executive producer of the Amazon series “The Man in the High Castle,” said that Mr. Price had repeatedly made unwanted sexual advances...
  • Jane Fonda: I knew about Weinstein, and I'm 'ashamed' I didn't say anything

    10/12/2017 6:23:14 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 69 replies
    CNN ^ | October 12th 2017 | Jackie Wattles
    Jane Fonda regrets not speaking up earlier about Harvey Weinstein. The film star, who is also an active women's rights advocate, told CNN's Christiane Amanpour on Thursday that she "found out about Harvey about a year ago." "I'm ashamed that I didn't say anything right then," Fonda said. The Oscar award winning actress said that she was never assaulted by the movie mogul. In the past week, multiple women have come forward accusing Weinstein of rape, assault and other misconduct. The movie producer denies the charges and released a statement earlier this week, through a representative. "Mr. Weinstein obviously can't...
  • Democrats Are Playing Checkers While Trump Is Playing Chess

    10/12/2017 6:22:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 12, 2017 | Thomas B. Edsall
    For Democrats, the warning shots are coming thick and fast. “More than half of Americans don’t think Donald Trump is fit to serve as president, yet he has a clear path to winning reelection,” Doug Sosnik, who served as President Bill Clinton’s political director, wrote in the Washington Post last week. “Are Democrats Headed for a McGovern Redux?” Alan Greenblatt asked in Politico on Oct. 9. On the same day, a New York Magazine headline declared: “No One Should Rule Out a Trump Re-election in 2020.” What can Democrats do? A Pew Research Center survey released earlier this month documented...
  • [ND] Edgeley landowner Gene Hanson on his latest message in a bean field

    10/12/2017 6:13:07 PM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    KFGO ^ | 10/11/17 | Cally Musland
    Edgeley landowner Gene Hanson has received media attention in the past for his messages plowed in his fields. Hanson says it started with "Happy Mother's Day" and "Happy Easter" sentiments, but his messages took a political turn in recent years. Most recently, Hanson plowed the message "We Stand For The National Anthem" in a bean field. The message even garnered the attention of President Donald Trump, who has been critical of NFL players who take a knee in protest during the national anthem. Trump took to social media to recognize Hanson: "Thank you Gene Hanson — a GREAT American (and...
  • Prince Harry will attend first Obama Foundation summit

    10/12/2017 6:08:06 PM PDT · by markomalley · 31 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/12/17 | Ariella Phillips
    Prince Harry will attend the Obama Foundation's first summit in Chicago later this month on Halloween, Kensington Palace announced Thursday.Harry will discuss youth leadership, including his involvement in the Full Effect project, a U.K. initiative that gives opportunities to young people, at the event on Oct. 31. Former President Barack Obama visited with Harry on a trip to London in May. Last month, the two sat together at a wheelchair basketball game for Harry's Invictus Games.Also expected at the event are former first lady Michelle Obama, former Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, and Chicago-based artist Theaster Gates, among others.
  • Even Pokémon Go used by extensive Russian-linked meddling effort

    10/12/2017 6:06:27 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 17 replies
    CNN fakenews ^ | 10-12-17 | Donie O'Sullivan and Dylan Byer
    Russian efforts to meddle in American politics did not end at Facebook and Twitter. A CNN investigation of a Russian-linked account shows its tentacles extended to YouTube, Tumblr and even Pokémon Go. One Russian-linked campaign posing as part of the Black Lives Matter movement used Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr and Pokémon Go and even contacted some reporters in an effort to exploit racial tensions and sow discord among Americans, CNN has learned. The campaign, titled "Don't Shoot Us," offers new insights into how Russian agents created a broad online ecosystem where divisive political messages were reinforced across multiple platforms,...
  • British Persecution of Catholics Leads to Searchable Ancestry Archive

    10/12/2017 6:01:06 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 10/10/17 | Anita Carey
    Officials attempted to stop the spread of CatholicismDETROIT ( - British anti-Catholic laws have resulted in the compilation of a searchable ancestry database of hundreds of thousands of Catholics. Launched on October 7, the Catholic Family History Society provides resources and help for Roman Catholics to trace their ancestry. So far, the records of about 275,000 English, French, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Welsh, Scottish and Irish Catholics living in England from 1607–1840 have been transcribed into a searchable database. Brother Rory Higgins, an Australian monk, compiled the records and named the database after his mother. The Margaret Higgins Database is...
  • Which Democrats could run for president in 2020?

    10/12/2017 5:59:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    CBS News ^ | October 12, 2017 | Kathryn Watson
    The 2016 presidential election was just 11 months ago, and President Trump has yet to finish his first year in office, but politicians -- including the president himself -- are already looking ahead to 2020. President Trump filed paperwork for reelection on Inauguration Day, and -- as long as a political scandal larger than anything we've seen yet or the Russia investigation doesn't bring him down -- he's showing so far that he intends to run for a second term. Public opinion polls continue to show Mr. Trump's approval ratings are stuck in the high 30s, and since the beginning...