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  • State trooper, an 11-year veteran, shot dead during traffic stop in North Carolina

    10/17/2018 8:14:44 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 18 replies
    News Channel Nebraska ^ | Oct 17, 2018 | ABC News Radio
    (COLUMBUS COUNTY, N.C.) — A veteran state trooper in North Carolina was shot dead while making a traffic stop early Wednesday, authorities said. The deadly confrontation unfolded when Kevin Conner, an 11-year veteran, stopped a pickup truck for speeding in Columbus County just after midnight, the North Carolina Department of Public Safety said. The driver pulled onto the shoulder, and when Conner approached, the driver allegedly fired several shots, authorities said. The suspected shooter then fled the scene and led police on a car chase, authorities said. His car became stuck while trying to drive over a railroad crossing, authorities...
  • *2018-2019 Winter Outlook...looks like a cold and snowy winter*(I95 Corridor)

    10/17/2018 6:23:34 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 22 replies
    perspectaweather.com ^ | Oct 12, 2018 | Meteorologist Paul Dorian
    ...The bottom line A detailed analysis of many different factors suggests to me that much of the eastern half of the nation should experience a colder-than-normal winter with more snow than normal. Coastal storms in the eastern US will be much more of a threat this winter as compared to last year when La Nina conditions dominated in the equatorial Pacific. Overall temperatures in the Mid-Atlantic region are likely to end up about 1.5-3.0 degrees (F) below-normal for the winter season and perhaps an even more dramatic chill will take place in the Southeast US where overall temperatures may average...
  • Young Virginia Voters Aren’t Sending In Their Ballots Because…

    10/16/2018 7:27:57 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 46 replies
    12160 ^ | Oct 16, 2018 | Diana. Is Hotair
    Democrats are already worried about turnout this November, particularly because polling shows that the youngest voters – college students in particular – are the least enthusiastic and the least likely to show up at the polls. That gap extends up through the age bracket of the youngest millennials but mostly focuses on what’s now being called Generation Z. In Virginia, however, it appears that enthusiasm isn’t the only problem they have. Young voters there are complaining that they can’t mail in their absentee ballots. Why? Because many of them can’t figure out where and how to purchase stamps to send...
  • Trump allies double down on 'mob' attack in final stretch of midterms (America First ad buy)

    10/16/2018 4:06:31 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 32 replies
    KTVZ ^ | Oct 16, 2018 | Sarah Westwood
    (CNN) - President Donald Trump's allies are increasingly embracing his argument that Democrats have become a "mob" heading into the final stretch of the midterm election, echoing his incendiary language in the hopes of motivating Republican voters to head to the polls in just three weeks. America First Policies, the non-profit arm of the political action committee aligned with Trump, will launch a multi-state ad buy Tuesday aimed at turning out voters across 15 states with competitive Senate or congressional races. The $1.2 million digital campaign's first spot, titled "Division by Intimidation," will feature Democrats and protesters engaging in the...
  • NASA Sees Climate Cooling Trend Thanks to Low Sun Activity

    10/16/2018 1:22:54 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 34 replies
    The New American ^ | Oct 1, 2018 | James Murphy
    The climate alarmists just can’t catch a break. NASA is reporting that the sun is entering one of the deepest Solar Minima of the Space Age; and Earth’s atmosphere is responding in kind. So, start pumping out that CO2, everyone. We’re going to need all the greenhouse gases we can get. “We see a cooling trend,” said Martin Mlynczak of NASA’s Langley Research Center. “High above Earth’s surface, near the edge of space, our atmosphere is losing heat energy. If current trends continue, it could soon set a Space Age record for cold.” The new data is coming from NASA’s...
  • UK weather forecast: Britain braces for ‘SEVERE snow’ - FREAK SOLAR STORM warning

    10/16/2018 12:53:02 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 37 replies
    UK Express ^ | Oct 16, 2018 | Nathan Rao
    Freak changes in the composition of space around the sun are about to drive a chain of meteorological events locking the UK into a savage early Arctic freeze, it has been claimed. The so-called solar corona has become dotted with holes on its Earth-facing side threatening serious knock-on effects to the flow of the jet stream and the weather this winter. Temperatures are expected to nosedive towards the end of October bringing ‘substantial snowfall’ across Scotland, northern and central England. It could herald the start of a four-month Polar assault with snow and sub-zero temperatures threatening to grip the nation...
  • ABC: Generic Ballot In Battleground Districts Is … R+1?

    10/15/2018 4:37:06 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 56 replies
    Long room.com ^ | Oct 15, 2018
    The key to voter enthusiasm in this midterm cycle may be the same as it is in real estate: Location, location, location. ABC News’ Rick Klein takes a look at the current generic-ballot polling from the latest Washington Post/ABC partnership and notes that the double-digit Democratic lead would normally spell curtains for the GOP. However, Klein points out that almost all of it comes in districts well in hand for Democrats — and that the battleground looks different: If this was a national referendum on President Donald Trump, he’d be set for a thumping, or a shellacking, or whatever word...
  • GA: Absentee ballots, initial in-person voting lines in Cobb showing early election enthusiasm

    10/15/2018 4:19:45 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 15 replies
    Marietta DIly Journel ^ | Oct 15, 2018 | Jon Gargis
    Vote early, and often. The oft-used mantra seems to have been taken to heart by many Cobb residents based on initial election turnout numbers released Monday before the end of the first day of early voting. Votes submitted by absentee mail as of Friday, prior to the start of Monday’s in-person early voting, totaled 6,379 — nearly four times the number of votes returned by the same time ahead of the 2014 general election: 1,659. Absentee ballots issued for this year’s election total 21,689 — more than triple the 6,496 issued in 2014 prior to in-person voting then. This year’s...
  • High rate of absentee ballots thrown out in Gwinnett

    10/15/2018 1:44:24 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 24 replies
    AJC ^ | 15 Oct 2018 | Mark Neisse and Tyler Estep
    Nearly one in 10 vote-by-mail ballots have been rejected by Gwinnett County election officials, alarming voting rights groups. Gwinnett is throwing out far more absentee ballots than any other county in Georgia, according to records from the Secretary of State’s Office. Ballots were discarded because of allegedly mismatched signatures, incomplete forms or missing residential addresses....
  • CNU Poll: Incumbent Scott Taylor posts lead over Democrat in Va.’s 2nd Congressional District

    10/15/2018 4:59:30 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 15 Oct 2018 | Gregory S. Schneider
    RICHMOND —Rep. Scott Taylor (R-Va.) leads Democratic challenger Elaine Luria 50 percent to 43 percent in Virginia’s 2nd Congressional District, according to a new poll released Monday by Christopher Newport University’s Wason Center for Public Policy. Taylor has a 7-point lead among likely voters, suggesting that voters are not troubled by his involvement in a scandal in which his campaign staffers submitted fraudulent signatures in a failed effort to get another candidate onto the ballot. The poll had a margin of error of about 4 percentage points.
  • Protester during national anthem (NFL) in Dallas urges fans to 'Vote Republican'

    10/14/2018 4:19:16 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 33 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Oct 14, 2018 | Jay Busbee
    Once again, a protester took action during the national anthem prior to an NFL game, speaking out on a cause important to them and using the anthem and an NFL game as a platform for their views. But this time, the protester wasn’t a player, and he wasn’t speaking out against racial inequality. During Sunday’s national anthem, an as-yet-unidentified protester raised a “Stop Abortion / Vote Republican” sign and walked across the roof of AT&T Stadium’s field suites just prior to the Dallas Cowboys’ game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. According to observers on the scene, the protester carried a sign...
  • NYT Upshot / Siena College Poll Minnesota’s 8th: Stauber (R) 51%, Radinovich (D) 32%

    10/12/2018 6:37:07 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 50 replies
    NYT ^ | 12 Oct 2018 | NYT
    ... This union-heavy and mostly white working-class district covers one of the most reliably Democratic areas of the 20th century. No battleground district swung more from Barack Obama to Donald Trump. Republicans, on the defensive in so much of the country, have one of their best pick-up opportunities here. We polled this district Sept. 6-9, showing a close race. Just 23 percent of adults have a college degree, and 94 percent of eligible voters are white. Other organizations’ ratings: Cook Political Report: Tossup FiveThirtyEight: Tossup Center for Politics: Tossup
  • WI: New Marquette Poll shows a tie in governor’s race (Walker comeback)

    10/12/2018 2:56:43 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 23 replies
    WXOW ^ | Oct 11, 2018
    La Crosse, WI (WXOW) The latest Marquette University poll shows Governor Walker has closed the gap. In September, the Marquette Poll showed Tony Evers with a 49 – 44 lead. Those numbers today are 47 percent support for Governor Walker, 46 percent for Tony Evers, a statistical tie. UW-La Crosse political analyst Tim Dale says in general, more people are paying closer attention to the race. You can watch Dale’s analysis of that race and the Senate race in Wisconsin Monday, October 15th, on News 19 Live at Five.
  • Medieval Knight Re-enactor Killed After Accidentally Impaling Himself with His Lance

    10/11/2018 6:27:33 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 44 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Oct 10, 2018
    Friends and family of a beloved Medieval knight re-enactor have been left “stunned” after the Virginia man accidentally impaled himself with his lance during a re-enactment event over the weekend. Peter Barclay, 53, was competing in an equestrian game in front of a crowd in Williamstown, Kentucky Saturday when he was fatally injured. Participating in events under the knight name of Master Terafan Greydragon, Peter went to spear a paper plate while on horseback when something went wrong and his lance impaled him under his sternum, WLWT confirms. Peter, a military veteran, was airlifted to a hospital but died en...
  • New poll shows Democrat Shalala trailing GOP opponent in a district Trump lost badly

    10/11/2018 3:09:15 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 92 replies
    .miamiherald.com ^ | Oct 11, 2018 | BY ALEX DAUGHERTY AND DAVID SMILEY
    WASHINGTON Donna Shalala may be in trouble. Shalala, a Democrat running in a district that President Donald Trump lost by nearly 20 percentage points in 2016, is trailing Republican TV journalist Maria Elvira Salazar by 2 percentage points in a Mason Dixon-Telemundo poll. The independent poll’s margin of error was 4 percentage points and included a pro-Trump non-party candidate who could siphon votes from Salazar. Salazar’s unique background as a journalist in a party dominated by President Donald Trump and her appeal with older, Spanish-speaking voters has enabled the GOP to remain competitive. Shalala, one of the most experienced first-time...
  • Another NV Senate poll has Heller (R) +2

    10/11/2018 5:23:34 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 29 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | Oct 11, 2018
    NY Times/Siena 10/8 - 10/10 642 LV 4.0 47 45 Heller +2 NBC News/Marist 9/30 - 10/3 574 LV 5.5 46 44 Heller +2 CNN* 9/25 - 9/29 693 LV 4.6 43 47 Rosen +4
  • Fresh off Kavanaugh win, Republicans aim to confirm more than 40 judges before midterms

    10/10/2018 5:56:11 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 56 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Oct 10, 2018 | Alex Swoyer
    With the Supreme Court nomination of Brett M. Kavanaugh completed, GOP senators are quickly pivoting to filling out the rest of the federal courts, eyeing more than 40 district and circuit judges they want to confirm before the end of the year. One top priority is filling the seat left vacant on the powerful D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals when Justice Kavanaugh was elevated. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles E. Grassley, Republicans’ point man on the issue, said if the White House can nominate someone this week, lawmakers could have Justice Kavanaugh’s replacement seated by Christmas. That would be in...
  • Poll: Washington State Battleground District Moving Safely Back to GOP

    10/10/2018 3:29:36 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 63 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Oct 10, 2018
    A new poll from Washington’s eighth congressional district shows Republican Dino Rossi raking a commanding lead over Democrat Kim Schrier in the wake of Democrats’ failed smear attempt on Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. The poll, published Wednesday, shows Rossi with a commanding 10-point lead in the battleground district in his race against Schrier to replace retiring Rep. Dave Reichert (R-WA) in one of the districts that could determine the fate of the majority of the House of Representatives. At 49 percent, Rossi leads Schrier’s 39 percent, well outside the poll’s five percent margin of error. The survey of 400...
  • Fox News draws a big(est) audience for final Kavanaugh vote (since Katrina)

    10/09/2018 1:36:11 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 12 replies
    Clarke Broadcasting ^ | Oct 9, 2018 | AP News
    NEW YORK — The U.S. Senate’s vote confirming Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh was a time to celebrate at Fox News Channel. The network recorded its biggest Saturday audience in more than a decade. The Nielsen company said Fox reached 4.34 million viewers for the Senate vote, the biggest Saturday audience since Hurricane Katrina coverage in 2005. Saturday’s prime-time lineup did even better, drawing Fox’s largest crowd since the Iraq War in 2003. CNN and MSNBC viewers found something better to do. The two networks combined on Saturday reached just over 2 million viewers for the Senate vote. Things were...
  • Republican Poll Shows Rep. Don Bacon Has 9-Point Lead in Nebraska House Race

    10/09/2018 9:57:36 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 14 replies
    Rollcall ^ | Oct 9, 2018 | Stephanie Akin
    A poll conducted for Republican Rep. Don Bacon found he leads by 9 points in a House race Democrats have pegged as their best pick-up opportunity in Nebraska. Bacon led Democrat Kara Eastman 49 percent to 40 percent, with 9 percent undecided, according to a telephone survey of 400 registered voters conducted by Rob Autry and Kayla Dunlap. Republicans have held the 2nd District, which encompasses Omaha and contains some of Nebraska’s few pockets of Democratic strength for the better part of the last quarter century — barring two years Democrat Brad Ashford was in office from 2014 to 2016....