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  • Plague outbreak leaves 57 dead, more than 680 infected in Madagascar

    10/17/2017 2:22:25 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 1 replies
    CNN ^ | 10-16-17 | Meera Senthilingam
    The plague outbreak in Madagascar is continuing to spread at unprecedented rates, with 57 deaths and more than 680 cases. The latest figures are from October 12. An estimated 329 of these cases, and 25 deaths, were in the capital, Antananarivo. The cases, reported by both the World Health Organization (WHO) and the National Bureau for Risk and Disaster Management (BNGRC) in Madagascar, include probable and suspected cases as well those that have been confirmed by laboratory tests. While the country experiences regular outbreaks, with an estimated 400 cases of plague each year, this time things are very different, experts...
  • Why is Rick Perry's Energy Department proposing an anti-conservative reform?

    10/17/2017 2:21:15 PM PDT · by TBP
    Washington Examiner ^ | Oct 17, 2017 | by Devin Hartman
    Let's be clear: The Energy Department's proposed rulemaking before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to subsidize power plants with on-site fuel is the antithesis of economic conservatism. The anti-competitive DOE proposal is a recipe to stick consumers with billions in added costs without addressing priority electric reliability and resiliency concerns. The proposal calls for draconian, emergency subsidies to address a crisis that grid reliability experts say doesn't exist. The alarmist proposal is neither technically nor procedurally sound. Knowledgeable, principled conservatives are speaking out. Travis Kavulla, the Republican vice chairman for the utility regulator of Montana, called the DOE's proposal a...
  • Why is Rick Perry's Energy Department proposing an anti-conservative reform?

    10/17/2017 2:21:14 PM PDT · by TBP
    Washington Examiner ^ | Oct 17, 2017 | by Devin Hartman
    Let's be clear: The Energy Department's proposed rulemaking before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to subsidize power plants with on-site fuel is the antithesis of economic conservatism. The anti-competitive DOE proposal is a recipe to stick consumers with billions in added costs without addressing priority electric reliability and resiliency concerns. The proposal calls for draconian, emergency subsidies to address a crisis that grid reliability experts say doesn't exist. The alarmist proposal is neither technically nor procedurally sound. Knowledgeable, principled conservatives are speaking out. Travis Kavulla, the Republican vice chairman for the utility regulator of Montana, called the DOE's proposal a...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Cardinals Clash Over Interpretation of ‘Magnum Principium’

    10/17/2017 2:17:03 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Church Militant ^ | October 17, 2017 | Stephen Wynne
    A pair of Vatican heavyweights are clashing over Magnum Principium. Cardinals Reinhard Marx and Robert Sarah are in open disagreement over the impact Pope Francis' September motu proprio has on Vatican liturgical authority. A raft of amendments to the Code of Canon Law, allowing local bishops greater freedom to develop and adapt their own liturgical translations, Magnum Principium transfers power away from Rome to local bishops' conferences. Church liberals claim that it nullifies Pope St. John Paull II's 2001 instruction Liturgiam Authenticam, which demanded greater fidelity to the Latin original and authorized a more active, hands-on Vatican role in liturgical...
  • EXCLUSIVE: #JesusCampos intel report reveals he shared SSN w/ Jesus Quintero

    10/17/2017 2:14:51 PM PDT · by pissant · 13 replies
    Twitter ^ | 10.17.17 | Laura Loomer
    Is #JesusCampos an illegal alien? Does @MGMResortsIntl know?
  • NFL Doubles Down on Politics with Endorsement of Prison Reform Bill

    10/17/2017 2:12:51 PM PDT · by detective · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 Oct 2017 | Daniel J. Flynn
    The National Football League seeks to double down on politics despite the bad hand of anthem kneelers resulting in fans becoming boo-birds. The league recently formally endorsed the bipartisan Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act.
  • Trump drops 92 spots on Forbes' richest list

    10/17/2017 2:07:07 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/17/17 | Caitlin Yilek
    President Trump dropped 92 spots on Forbes' list of the 400 richest Americans in 2017.Trump now sits at No. 248, compared to being ranked No. 156 on the list last year. Forbes estimates the president's net worth to be $3.1 billion, a drop of $600 million since last year. Trump has claimed he worth's $10 billion.The magazine attributed the drop in Trump's fortune to "a tough New York real estate market, particularly for retail locations, a costly lawsuit and an expensive presidential campaign."Trump paid $25 million to settle three Trump University fraud lawsuits days before his was sworn in as...
  • GOP’s top Senate recruit in Missouri won’t commit to voting for McConnell as leader

    10/17/2017 2:06:54 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 5 replies
    heraldonline.com ^ | 10/17/17 | Lindsey Wise
    WASHINGTON Missouri Attorney Gen. Josh Hawley, Republicans’ top recruit to challenge Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill, won’t commit to voting for Mitch McConnell as Senate Republican leader if elected in 2018. Hawley’s campaign spokesman, Scott Paradise, was asked directly whether his boss would support McConnell. Paradise deflected the question. “The Senate is broken and failing the people of Missouri,” he said in an email. “Josh is running because he is not willing to tolerate the failure of the D.C. establishment any longer,” Paradise said. “He won’t tolerate Claire McCaskill’s failure. And he won’t tolerate Republican failure, either.”
  • Catholic Populist Elected Chancellor of Austria

    10/17/2017 2:05:25 PM PDT · by ebb tide
    Church Militant ^ | October 16, 2017 | Stephen Wynne
    In a surge of populist fervor, Austrian voters ousted leftist incumbents from office Sunday and swept a young conservative and his party into power. The center-right People's Party (OVP) claimed the top spot in the national elections, with 31 percent of the vote. As a result, party leader Sebastian Kurz is advancing to the chancellorship of Austria. At just 31, upon assuming office Kurz will be world's youngest national leader. After declaring victory, Kurz vowed that it's time for a change in Austria and thanked those for entrusting him to guide the country through the coming transformation, "Many people have placed great...
  • Biden calls Trump's conduct "absolutely bizarre"

    10/17/2017 2:05:00 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | October 17, 2017 | By EMILY TILLETT
    Former Vice President Joe Biden slammed President Trump on a range of issues and suggested that he has behaved in a way that's "dangerous." "We have a president who does not understand governance, forgets his policies -- he doesn't understand how the government functions," he said at an event with Ohio Governor John Kasich at the University of Delaware He added, "This breaking down of international and national norms is the glue that holds the entire world order together and holds together our system, that is what is being attacked now and that what's most dangerous." Biden said that the...
  • Fearless Goat-Herding Dog Refuses to Abandon Flock amid Deadly California Wildfires only for [Trunc]

    10/17/2017 2:04:24 PM PDT · by Cecily · 1 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | October 17, 2017 | Regina F. Graham
    A fearless goat-herding dog who refused to abandon his flock amid the deadly wildfires in California miraculously survived the flames that torched the property completely. Roland Tembo Hendel said his family and he were shocked to see that their dog, Odin, his sister Tessa, and their eight bottle-fed goats survived the deadly Tubbs Fire that destroyed his property in Sonoma County. He explained in a lengthy Facebook post that's gone viral how they had to leave Odin behind along with the goats after rushing to pack up their other dogs and cats to flee the fast approaching fire. 'By 11:10...
  • Mississippi Senator Roger Wicker Has Been Part of Haley Barbour’s Political Machine for Decades

    10/17/2017 2:04:10 PM PDT · by cotton1706
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/17/17 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS) has been part of former Governor Haley Barbour’s political machine for decades, a fact likely conservative Republican challenger Chris McDaniel is sure to highlight in the much anticipated rematch with that machine in 2018. Wicker’s role as an influential yet beholding cog in Barbour’s Mississippi Republican establishment machine was solidified in 2007 when he was appointed by then-Governor Barbour to replace Senator Trent Lott (R-MS), who resigned just one year into a six year term to begin a lucrative career as a K Street lobbyist. “I am a mainstream conservative in the mold of Trent Lott,...
  • The 10 Senate seats most likely to switch parties in 2018: October edition

    10/17/2017 2:01:25 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 5 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 10/17/17 | Eric Bradner
    President Donald Trump is an influential figure all over the 2018 Senate map. The problem for Republicans: He doesn't seem interested in using his power for the party's good. From labeling a top Democratic target a "good woman" to tacitly approving of his former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon's aggressive courtship of Republicans to run in the primary against sitting senators, the Trump factor is proving problematic as midterm election season heats up. Here's a look, more than a year out, at the 10 Senate seats most likely to switch parties in the November 2018 midterms:
  • ICE To Step Up Operations Against Companies That Hire Illegal Immigrants ['bout time!]

    10/17/2017 2:01:10 PM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/17/17 | Will Racke
    The Trump administration’s top immigration agent said Tuesday that he plans to ramp up investigations of businesses that knowingly employ illegal immigrants.Speaking at a panel discussion at the conservative Heritage Foundation, Immigration and Customs Enforcement Acting Director Thomas Homan said the agency will prioritize worksite enforcement as a way to reduce the flow illegal immigrants into the U.S.“Unless you remove the magnets [for illegal immigration], as long as they think they can come here and get U.S. citizenship and not get removed, they’re going to keep coming,” Homan said. “As long as they can come here and get a job,...
  • Women’s March Organizer Blames ‘White Male Aggression’ for Being Kicked Off Plane

    10/17/2017 1:59:04 PM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 10/17/17 | Alex Griswold
    A key Women's March organizer claimed Sunday that she had been kicked off an American Airlines flight earlier in the day and blamed "white male aggression" for the incident.Tamika Mallory said in a Facebook Live video that, before a flight from Miami to New York, she used a kiosk to change her seat assignment from a middle seat to an aisle seat, the Washington Post reported. But when Mallory went to board, she was told the aisle seat was now taken and she would have to take the middle seat.The gate agent laughed off Mallory's concerns, according to Mallory, saying that she did...
  • Hillary Clinton says she won't run again despite Donald Trump's urging

    10/17/2017 1:58:18 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | October 17, 2017 | By MEGHAN KENEALLY
    During an interview that aired today with BBC Radio 4 in the U.K., Clinton was asked whether she will make another run for the White House and she said, "No, I'm not going to run again." She maintained that she will continue to monitor and criticize Trump, saying she believes her voice will "be magnified because I am not running." This is not the first time she has said she will not make a third presidential bid, but this latest rebuttal comes after Trump said he would like to run against her again. "Oh, I hope Hillary runs,” he said...
  • Jaguars president apologizes to city official for anthem kneeling in London

    10/17/2017 1:56:47 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    ESPN ^ | 10/17/17 | Michael DeRocco
    Jacksonville Jaguars president Mark Lamping has apologized to the city of Jacksonville's director of military affairs chief and local military representatives for not fully understanding the potential impact of the decision several players made to kneel during the national anthem before their Sept. 24 game against the Baltimore Ravens in London. In a letter dated Oct. 6 and sent to Bill Spann, the city's director of military affairs and veterans department and local military representatives, Lamping said the organization did not fully consider the furor that would result from those actions, especially given that the entire team stood for "God...
  • Opinion: Trump's Evangelical Fans Preach the Gospel of Greed, Not Grace

    10/17/2017 1:51:16 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | October 17, 2017 | by Rev. Dr. William Barber
    The Christian nationalists Trump has emboldened pray in public and prey on the people in private. On Friday, President Donald Trump went before the annual Values Voter Summit and declared America "a country that never forgets that we are all, everyone one of us, by the very same God in heaven." Trump invoked the name of Jesus just a day after he announced his executive order to stop the federal government's Cost Sharing Reduction payments, which subsidize health care for lower-income families under the Affordable Care Act. The Christian nationalists Trump has emboldened do not follow the Jesus I know...
  • CNBCs own 'Dr. Doom' Faber: 'Thank God white people populated America'

    10/17/2017 1:50:53 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 29 replies
    CNBC ^ | Jeff Cox | @JeffCoxCNBCcom
    Market doomsayer Marc "Dr. Doom" Faber has launched a racially charged diatribe in his latest newsletter, alleging that the U.S. is great primarily because it is ruled by white people. The eccentric Gloom, Boom & Doom report author, who often speaks on CNBC and other financial media, generally forecasting some type of market downturn, focused his latest comments on the racial conflicts happening around the country. (A CNBC spokesperson said it will not book him in the future.) "And thank God white people populated America, and not the blacks. Otherwise, the US would look like Zimbabwe, which it might look...
  • Reese Witherspoon Reveals She Was Sexually Assaulted by a Director at 16

    10/17/2017 1:50:40 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 18 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 10/17/17 | Hilary Lewis
    The Oscar-winning actress spoke out about her experience at Elle's Women in Hollywood event Monday night. Reese Witherspoon opened up about her own experiences with sexual harassment and assault in Hollywood during a speech at Elle's Women in Hollywood event Monday night. The actress, who's been starring in movies since 1991, revealed she was sexually assaulted by a director when she was just 16 and said this wasn't the only time she'd experienced inappropriate behavior in her career, adding that she felt ashamed for staying silent. “[I feel] true disgust at the director who assaulted me when I was 16...