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  • 'Tijuana first!': protests grow against migrant caravan in Mexico

    11/19/2018 1:20:53 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Guardian ^ | 18/11/18
    Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VYRKtUrnuw Tensions have risen in Tijuana as members of the Central American migrant caravan continue to arrive at the Mexican border city, while US troops continue to tighten security along the frontier. On Sunday, anti-caravan protesters chanted: “Out Hondurans, we don’t want you here”, “Tijuana first” and “Long live Mexico”, and waved Mexican flags and signs reading “no to the invasion” and “no more migrants”. The group, which at its height numbered about 300, gathered in front of a statue of the Aztec warrior Cuauhtémoc before making their way to a sports complex serving as a temporary shelter to...
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  • CNN asks for emergency hearing after Trump threatens to revoke Acosta's press pass again

    11/19/2018 7:08:56 AM PST · by conservative98 · 89 replies
    CNN ^ | November 19, 2019 | Brian Stelter
    CNN) The White House has issued a new warning to CNN's Jim Acosta, saying his press pass could be revoked again at the end of the month. In response, CNN is asking the U.S. District Court for another emergency hearing. "The White House is continuing to violate the First and 5th Amendments of the Constitution," the network said in a statement Sunday. "These actions threaten all journalists and news organizations. Jim Acosta and CNN will continue to report the news about the White House and the President." Last Friday CNN won a temporary restraining order, forcing the White House to...
  • Final Florida Senate Count (Scott wins by 10,033)

    11/18/2018 10:29:55 AM PST · by TexasGurl24 · 165 replies
    Florida Department of Elections ^ | 11/18/2018 | Florida Department of Elections
    United States Senator Rick Scott 4,099,505 50.05% Bill Nelson 4,089,472 49.93% Machine and Manual Recounts Completed
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 18 November 2018; Pres. Trump on FNS

    11/18/2018 4:26:31 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 189 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 18 November 2018 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows November 18th, 2018 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): President Donald J. Trump. The panel will be former Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah; former Rep. Donna Edwards, D-Md.; Gerald Seib of The Wall Street Journal; and Jonathan Swan of Axios. MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio; Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. The panel will be Yamiche Alcindor of “PBS NewsHour,” John Harwood of CNBC, Hallie Jackson of NBC and Rich Lowry of National Review.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky.; Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md.; Sen. Joni Ernst,...
  • Facebook investors call on Mark Zuckerberg to resign as chairman following damaging report

    11/17/2018 6:31:09 PM PST · by bitt · 60 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 11/16/2018 | James Cook
    Facebook investors have called on the company’s chief executive Mark Zuckerberg to step down as chairman, following reports that the company hired a public relations firm to smear its critics by drawing links to George Soros. The attack on Mr Zuckerberg is set to complicate the daunting challenge facing Sir Nick Clegg, Facebook's new global head of policy and communications, who joined last month and has been asked to conduct a review of Facebook's use of lobbying firms. Jonas Kron, a senior vice president at Trillium Asset Management, a US investor which owns an £8.5m stake in Facebook, last night...
  • Dem rep talks of use of nukes if people will not submit to gun confiscation

    11/16/2018 12:54:53 PM PST · by dirtboy · 209 replies
    Twitter ^ | 11/16 | Rep. Eric Swalwell
    And it would be a short war my friend. The government has nukes.
  • The Latest: Abrams Says She Can't Win Georgia Governor Race

    11/16/2018 2:31:53 PM PST · by Trump_the_Evil_Left · 118 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 16, 2018 | AP staff
    Democrat Stacey Abrams says she can’t win the Georgia governor’s race, effectively ending her challenge to Republican Brian Kemp. Her speech Friday effectively puts a stop to the contest. The final result had been in doubt for 10 days after the election.
  • Judge Grants CNN’s Motion to Restore Jim Acosta’s White House Press Pass

    11/16/2018 7:33:48 AM PST · by bitt · 250 replies
    WSJ ^ | 11/16/2018 | Byron Tau
    WASHINGTON—A federal judge granted an emergency motion to restore the White House press credential of CNN correspondent Jim Acosta—a victory for the network in a closely watched press-freedom case. The lawsuit could determine whether the government can ban individual reporters from public buildings. District Judge Timothy Kelly, who was appointed to the bench by President Trump, granted CNN’s request for a restraining order temporarily restoring Mr. Acosta’s press access to the White House while the case proceeds. Lawyers for Mr. Acosta, the network’s chief White House correspondent, argued that the unusual revocation of a reporter’s press pass by the White...
  • Broward Finished Hand Recount!

    11/16/2018 7:33:06 AM PST · by TexasGurl24 · 107 replies
    Twitter.com ^ | 11/16/18 | Perma Levy
    Breaking: Broward County just finished its hand recount in the Senate race. Waaaaay ahead of schedule. This is bad news for Nelson/Democrats! Miami Dade is finished as well: https://twitter.com/doug_hanks/status/1063447118197731328
  • Florida orders first ever statewide hand-recounts as legal fights continue

    11/15/2018 2:55:02 PM PST · by Red Badger · 95 replies
    www.tampabay.com ^ | 11/15/2018 | By David Smiley
    Following a five-day machine recount of the more than 8.3 million votes cast in the Nov. 6 elections, Secretary of State Ken Detzner ordered hand recounts Thursday afternoon. An unprecedented statewide hand recount is now under way in the Sunshine State, further extending a high-stakes, partisan battle over every last vote in Florida's crucial U.S. Senate race. Following a five-day machine recount of the more than 8.3 million votes cast in the Nov. 6 elections, Secretary of State Ken Detzner ordered hand recounts Thursday afternoon in the race between U.S. Sen Bill Nelson and Gov. Rick Scott, and also the...
  • Scott GAINS votes in recount.

    11/15/2018 12:33:45 PM PST · by TexasGurl24 · 115 replies
    ScottforFlorida ^ | 11/15/18 | Rick Scott
    With the statewide machine recount finished, our margin of victory has increased by nearly 1000 votes. @SenBillNelson, it’s time to admit this race is over.
  • Trump: Mueller investigation a 'total mess,' 'screaming and shouting,' 'threatening' witnesses

    11/15/2018 7:50:23 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 106 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 15, 2018 07:45 AM | Katelyn Caralle
    President Trump on Thursday accused special counsel Robert Mueller and his team of "screaming and shouting" at people and "threatening" them in an effort to find evidence that Trump colluded with Russia. Trump, who had been silent about Mueller on Twitter for the last few weeks and was thought to be preparing written answers to his team, said investigation is now a "total mess." “The inner workings of the Mueller investigation are a total mess,” Trump said Twitter. “They have found no collusion and have gone absolutely nuts. They are screaming and shouting at people, horribly threatening them to come...
  • Democrats get cold feet on Michael Avenatti after domestic-violence charges

    11/14/2018 5:31:23 PM PST · by gandalftb · 90 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, November 14, 2018 | Victor Morton
    The Vermont Democratic Party had two events planned for this weekend with the anti-Trump lawyer, one each in Burlington and White River Junction. But after the news of the felony domestic-violence case against him broke, party officials started getting cold feet. “The Vermont Democratic Party has canceled Mr. Avenatti’s forthcoming scheduled appearances in Vermont, and will be refunding all ticket sales,” state-party spokesman R. Christopher Di Mezzo said in a statement posted on social media. The party scrubbed promotions for the events, set for Friday and Saturday, on its website.
  • McCarthy defeats Jordan for House minority leader, as Liz Cheney joins GOP leadership

    11/14/2018 11:52:25 AM PST · by grayboots · 182 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/14/2018 | Andrew O'Reilly
    ep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., beat back a challenge from dark horse candidate, Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, on Wednesday for the role of House Minority Leader, with Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., nabbing the title of GOP conference chairman. The California lawmaker took a decisive victory against Jordan, bringing in 159 votes to the Ohio representative’s 43 votes. McCarthy was initially elected to the House in 2006 and has served as the House Majority Leader since 2014. McCarthy "knows what he needs to do," said GOP Whip Steve Scalise, the Louisiana Republican who was gravely wounded in last year's congressional baseball practice...
  • Federal Prosecutors Investigating ‘Altered’ Election Documents Tied to Florida Democrats

    11/14/2018 10:03:45 AM PST · by katieanna · 50 replies
    The Political Insider ^ | November 14, 2018 | Jim E.
    Federal prosecutors are reportedly looking into “altered” election documents tied to Florida Democrats, a move that is lending legitimacy to the notion that there is election tampering going on in Florida.
  • Matthew Whitaker Can Legally Serve as Acting AGl, JD Says

    11/14/2018 7:34:51 AM PST · by CaptainK · 140 replies
    WSJl ^ | 11/14/2018 | Sadie Gurman
    Trump’s DOJ says Whitaker can serve in acting role without Senate confirmation. Matthew Whitaker can properly serve as acting attorney general without Senate confirmation, the Justice Department said in a legal opinion released Wednesday, though the document is unlikely to end the debate over Mr. Whitaker’s installation as the country’s top law-enforcement officer.
  • Rubio: Democrat lawyers want judge to change Florida law to steal election

    11/14/2018 5:47:20 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 31 replies
    Conservative Firing Line ^ | November 14, 2018 | Joe Newby
    In a series of tweets issued Tuesday, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., warned that Democrat lawyers now want a judge to unilaterally change Florida law in order to let Democrats steal the election in Florida. “Imagine if NFL team was trailing 24-22 but in final seconds hits a 3 pt kick to win. Then AFTER game lawyers for losing team get a judge to order rules changed so that last second field goals are only 1 point,” he said on Twitter. “Well that’s how democrat lawyers plan to steal #Florida election.” “For example, #Florida law requires that the voter signatures on...
  • First victims of Paradise fire are identified as death toll rises to 42 with 220 still missing...

    11/13/2018 1:41:17 AM PST · by Morgana · 87 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | November 13, 2018 | Valerie Edwards For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: First victims of Paradise fire are identified as death toll rises to 42 with 220 still missing making it the deadliest in state history with remains found in charred cars and the ruins of their homes Four victims of what has now been confirmed as the deadliest wildfire in the history of the state of California have been identified as three men and a woman. The official death toll in Northern California's Camp Fire has climbed to 42 after local authorities revealed that the remains of another 13 people were found on Monday. Ernest Foss, 65, of Paradise...
  • Trump is preparing to remove Kirstjen Nielsen as Homeland Security secretary, aides say

    11/12/2018 8:07:15 PM PST · by Publius · 131 replies
    Washingt Post via MSN ^ | 12 November 2018 | Nick Miroff, Josh Dawsey, Philip Rucker
    President Trump has decided to remove Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, and her departure from the administration is likely to occur in the coming weeks, if not sooner, according to five current and former White House officials. Trump canceled a planned trip with Nielsen this week to visit U.S. troops at the border in South Texas and told aides over the weekend he wants her out as soon as possible, these officials said. The president has grumbled for months about what he views as Nielsen’s lackluster performance on immigration enforcement and is believed to be looking for a replacement who...