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  • Trump Administration Announces New Conscience Exemptions for Contraceptive Mandate

    11/08/2018 6:23:38 PM PST · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    Organizations and individuals objecting to the mandate’s provisions on either religious or moral grounds will be exemptThe Departments of Health and Human Services, Treasury, and Labor released two updated rules concerning conscience protections for organizations and individuals in relation to the HHS contraception mandate. Under the new rules, organizations and individuals objecting to the controversial mandate’s provisions on either religious or moral grounds will be exempt. According to a press release from HHS, the new rules “provide an exemption from the contraceptive coverage mandate to entities and individuals that object to services covered by the mandate on the basis of...
  • Pope Says Entrepreneurship Needed in Face of ‘Scandalous Poverty’

    11/08/2018 6:20:12 PM PST · by marshmallow · 30 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 11/8/18 | Courtney Grogan
    'The possession of goods is an opportunity to multiply them with creativity and use them with generosity,' the Pope saidPope Francis spoke of the need for creative entrepreneurship in the face of “scandalous poverty” Wednesday, stressing the importance of generosity with one’s possessions. “If there is hunger on earth, it is not because food is missing!” Pope Francis said in St. Peter’s Square Nov. 7. “What is lacking is a free and far-sighted entrepreneurship, which ensures adequate production, and a solidarity approach, which ensures fair distribution,” he continued. “Possession is a responsibility,” Francis stressed. “The ownership of a good makes...
  • Russian Orthodox Church Has No Business in Ukraine – Poroshenko

    11/08/2018 6:16:55 PM PST · by marshmallow · 13 replies
    Interfax ^ | 11/7/18
    Kiev, November 7, Interfax - The Russian Orthodox Church has no business in Ukraine, Ukrainian President Pyotr Poroshenko said. In his speech at the high-level international conference "Lessons of a Hybrid Decade: What One Must Know to Move Forward Successfully" in Kiev on Wednesday, Poroshenko said, citing Putin, that Russia rests on two pillars: the Russian Orthodox Church and nuclear weapons. "Is it okay that the Russian Security Council immediately meets under the leadership of Putin with one issue on the agenda - how to protect the Russian Orthodox Church in Ukraine? My dear, you have no business here. Your...
  • Rick Scott sues Broward County elections chief, citing concern of 'rampant fraud'

    11/08/2018 6:16:34 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 83 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | 11-8-2018 | Skylar Swisher
    Gov. Rick Scott’s campaign for Senate filed a lawsuit Thursday night against Broward County’s election head and questioned whether “rampant fraud” could be happening with the counting of votes in South Florida’s Democratic stronghold counties. Scott, a Republican, holds a 15,079 vote advantage over incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson. In a news conference at the governor’s mansion, Scott questioned how “votes are coming out of nowhere” in Democratic-leaning Broward and Palm Beach counties. He said he has ordered the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to investigate. He blasted Palm Beach elections chief Susan Bucher and Broward elections head Brenda...
  • Conservatives agitate for change after GOP loses the House

    11/08/2018 6:15:05 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 8, 2018 | Lisa Mascaro and Alan Fram
    As Nancy Pelosi wrangles votes in her bid for House speaker, another leadership battle is playing out on the Republican side, where Kevin McCarthy faces a challenge from conservative Freedom Caucus co-founder Jim Jordan to lead the new GOP minority. Republicans lost the House majority in this week’s midterm elections, and conservatives are blaming the GOP establishment and angling for changes. McCarthy burned up the phone lines Thursday shoring up his support. And down ballot, the GOP will add a familiar name to the leadership lineup — Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming, a daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney...
  • Chris Wallace: Jim Acosta 'embarrassed himself,' is a showboat [VIDEO]

    11/08/2018 6:14:47 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 8 replies ^ | Nov 8, 2018 | Washington Free Beacon
  • Australian Archbishop Outlines Problems with Youth Synod and its Final Document

    11/08/2018 6:14:22 PM PST · by marshmallow
    LifeSite News ^ | 11/5/18 | Lisa Bourne
    VATICAN CITY, November 5, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – There is a real danger in allowing synods to drive the Church’s doctrinal practice, an archbishop involved in the Vatican’s Synod on Youth has said. There were numerous issues with how the recently-concluded synod was carried out, and its final document was not clear on Church teaching, Archbishop Anthony Fisher of Sydney, Australia, said, noting the concept of “synodality” appeared in it as if out of nowhere. The final document is too long and convoluted in parts, the archbishop said, and its preparation was rushed. The archbishop also cited the call for the...
  • Tucker Carlson: I Think One of the People Who Attacked my House 'Has Been a Guest on our Show'

    11/08/2018 6:12:05 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 61 replies
    my Twitter account ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Calling into his show tonight, guest-hosted by Brian Kilmeade, Tucker Carlson, speaking of the attack on his home by Antifa radicals, said: "I think we know who these people are. In fact I think one of the people screaming at my wife last night is someone who has been a guest on our show. I can't prove that: we're going to find out." View the video here.
  • Rick Scott: 'Unethical liberals' trying to 'steal election'

    11/08/2018 6:06:05 PM PST · by 50mm · 58 replies
    News4 Jacksonville FL ^ | 11/8/2108 | Rick Scott
    Governor Rick Scott announced Thursday that he and the National Republican Senatorial Committee plan to sue the Broward County Supervisor of Elections over ballot counting.
  • Governor Rick Scott warns of 'rampant fraud' possible in Broward, Palm Beach counties

    11/08/2018 6:03:55 PM PST · by springwater13 · 26 replies
    Governor Rick Scott delivered a blistering report Thursday on the offices of supervisors of elections in Broward and Palm Beach counties. Addressing the media in front of the governor's mansion, Scott said there could be "rampant fraud" in the election practices of the two counties. Scott said at the end of election night, the Broward County Supervisor of Elections Office said 634,000 votes had been cast. By 2:30 p.m. Thursday, the office reported 712,040 ballots counted with an unknown number of ballots remaining. Scott said his office has filed a lawsuit and is asking the Florida Department of Law Enforcement...
  • James Woods doing yeoman-like work on Twitter tonight

    11/08/2018 5:55:44 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 20 replies
    James Woods ^ | 11/8/18 | BTLD
    James Woods on Twitter tonight helping people find their missing loved ones in the wake of the Paradise, CA wildfire. Nice work, James!
  • Howard Dean: Georgia Election 'Almost Certainly Stolen' by Kemp; Tells Abrams Not to Concede

    11/08/2018 5:53:44 PM PST · by rktman · 35 replies ^ | 11/8/2018 | Chris Queen
    After a hard-fought and often nasty campaign, Georgia’s Secretary of State Brian Kemp has won the race to become the state’s next governor over House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams. Kemp eked out a victory with fewer than 70,000 votes separating him from Abrams. Quixotic Libertarian candidate Ted Metz picked up just over 37,000 votes. Howard Dean ✔ @GovHowardDean She should not concede. The election was almost certainly stolen by a candidate who supervised his own “election”
  • [Catholic Caucus] Bishop Athanasius Schneider’s analysis of Youth Synod final document

    11/08/2018 5:47:19 PM PST · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | November 7, 2018 | Diane Montagna
    EXCLUSIVE: Bishop Athanasius Schneider’s analysis of Youth Synod final document ROME, November 7, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) — The final document of the recently concluded Vatican Youth Synod “abounds in expressions of sentimentalism,” and also demonstrates in key passages that senior hierarchy “used the young people” to further their own agenda, Bishop Athanasius Schneider has said. “The basic approach of the document clearly manifests a tendency towards naturalism, anthropocentrism, doctrinal ambiguity, vague sentimentalism, and subjectivism,” the auxiliary bishop of Astana, Kazakhstan said in an exclusive interview with LifeSite on Nov. 5. “This tendency can be identified unmistakably as neo-pelagianism clothed in clericalism,” he added. He went on...
  • Rapper Travis Scott leaving Astroworld Festival tickets for fans at... polling locations (trunc)

    11/08/2018 5:46:04 PM PST · by a fool in paradise · 5 replies
    ABC 13 Houston ^ | Tuesday, November 06, 2018 02:36PM | no byline
    Missouri City native Travis Scott is encouraging people to vote by leaving tickets to his highly anticipated sold out Astroworld Festival at polling locations. The rapper tweeted about it Tuesday afternoon writing," Saved some tix for the city at these voting locations. Go vote." Limit two tickets per person. The Astroworld Fest Twitter account tweeted that the tickets are $150. The tickets have been left at the Frenchy's Chicken at 3919 Scott St. and the Missouri City Community Center at 1522 Missouri City Dr. Scott has been spotted at Rep. Beto O'Rourke's rallies around the Houston area.... ...The Astroworld Festival...
  • Ducey vs Garcia

    11/08/2018 5:44:33 PM PST · by originalbuckeye · 28 replies
    Vanity | 11/8/18 | Originalbuckeye
    How could anyone believe that a state that voted for the Republican Governor 57%-40% over the Democrat, those same people would vote for a person like Sinema??
  • Rick Scott and the NRSC sue Brenda Snipes and Broward County

    11/08/2018 5:43:29 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 53 replies
    National Review ^ | November 8, 2018 | George T. Levesque
    EMERGENCY COMPLAINT TO ENFORCE FLORIDA’S PUBLIC RECORDS ACT AND REQUEST FOR IMMEDIATE HEARING Plaintiffs, the National Republican Senatorial Committee and Rick Scott for Senate sue Defendant, Dr. Brenda C. Snipes, in her official capacity as Broward County Supervisor of Elections, Florida (“Supervisor of Elections”), and state as follows: 1. This action concerns Plaintiffs’ rights to access public records, pursuant to Article I, Section 24 of the Florida Constitution, and Chapter 119 of the Florida Statutes (the “Public Records Act”). 2. Voting in the 2018 General Election concluded November 6, 2018. Two days after voting has concluded, the Supervisor Of Elections...
  • Andrew Gillum May Retract Concession As Recount Looms In Florida Governor Race

    11/08/2018 5:42:56 PM PST · by rktman · 33 replies ^ | 11/8/2018 | Chuck Ross |
    Andrew Gillum may retract his concession in the Florida governor’s race. Gillum, the mayor of Tallahassee, conceded the race in a speech on Tuesday, after polls showed him down one percentage point to Republican Ron DeSantis, a former congressman who is close to President Donald Trump. But DeSantis’s vote margin dwindled on Wednesday as absentee and provisional ballots continued to be counted.
  • Hoyer Announces Bid for Majority Leader

    11/08/2018 5:40:33 PM PST · by mdittmar · 19 replies
    House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer ^ | November 7, 2018 | House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer
    WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today to announce his bid for Majority Leader: “I’ve spoken to many of my Democratic colleagues, and I appreciate the support I’ve received from every part of our Caucus for returning to my position as Majority Leader. In the next Congress, our Caucus must be united in our efforts to clean up government corruption, expand economic opportunity to all Americans, and bring down health care costs. We will need to listen to the ideas and views of all our Members. As Majority Leader, I will work...
  • Shannon Watts from Moms Demand Action Exposed!

    11/08/2018 5:33:32 PM PST · by deandg99 · 3 replies
    DC Dirty Laundry ^ | 11/08/2018 | Lance D Johnson
    It’s a mother’s instinct to protect her children, to nurture and care for them. Why would a self-ascribed “mom” go on a crusade to take away the right of mothers and fathers to protect their children? Why would this heroic mom want to restrict the family’s ability to protect the ones they love? Why would that mother want to take away protections for school kids, emboldening evil by creating and promoting more gun-free zones? Why would anyone get behind that same “mom” who worked for Monsanto, who promoted cancer-causing herbicide in children’s breakfast cereals? Who is this mom and what...
  • What Can the Pro-Life Movement do about Planned Parenthood’s $1 Rent in Austin, Texas?

    11/08/2018 5:32:44 PM PST · by Morgana · 15 replies
    Texas Right to Life ^ | November 7, 2018 | Jackson Milton
    Austin City Council has given the pro-abortion movement another gift paid for by taxpayer dollars. On Thursday, Austin City Council voted to renew an unethical arrangement with Planned Parenthood, in which the abortion business is only required to pay $1 a year to rent downtown property owned by Austin. The fair market value of the property is $111,000, indicating Austin is forfeiting large sums of money even though the city is bedeviled by financial problems. Fortunately, the Texas Legislature is planning to address this type of corruption and abuse of power through priority Pro-Life legislation. The dollar-a-year rental agreement between...