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  • Did Al Franken Save Roy Moore’s U.S. Senate Bid?

    11/17/2017 6:26:44 PM PST · by markomalley · 84 replies
    Lombardi Letter ^ | 11/17/17 | Benjamin A. Smith
    Al Franken’s Sexual Misconduct May Have Saved Roy Moore’s U.S. Senate Bid in These 3 Ways The admission of Al Franken’s sexual misconduct continues to reverberate around the Internet. His admitted impropriety with a female reporter in 2006, along with shockingly inappropriate photographs, has received universal backlash. While Franken faces a potential ethics hearing on the matter, his conduct may have had another unintended consequence. It may have helped save Roy Moore’s U.S. Senate bid. We examine.In case you missed the unmissable, Minnesota Senator Al Franken (D-Min) was accused by news anchor Leeann Tweeden of sexual misconduct. She alleges that Franken, a comedian at the time, groped and forcibly kissed...
  • Trump adds 5 conservative judges to shortlist of potential SCOTUS nominees

    11/17/2017 6:22:15 PM PST · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 11/17/17 | William A Jacobson
    I noted yesterday that Chuck Grassley finally appears ready to clear the backlog in Judiciary Committee hearings on Appeals and District court judicial nominees, by preventing withholding of “blue slips” from becoming de facto filibusters, Chuck Grassley rips up “blue slip” stall, Al Franken left groping for alternative delay tactic.It then will be up to Mitch McConnell to get nominees floor votes, and to overcome Democrat stalling tactics to draw out each nominee, even the ones they don’t oppose. The goal has to be: Every single vacant seat should be filled as quickly as possible. Some progress is not good...
  • Ex-Clinton aide: ‘Strange’ it took Gillibrand 20 years to call for Bill to resign

    11/17/2017 6:14:35 PM PST · by markomalley · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/17/17 | Max Greenwood
    Former Hillary Clinton aide Philippe Reines on Friday called it "strange" that Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) waited nearly 20 years to say that former President Bill Clinton should have resigned as a result of the Monica Lewinski scandal. "Her point was strange to me because she probably didn't come to this feeling and thought and position yesterday," Reines on Fox News' "The Story with Martha MacCallum." "Why she wouldn't have in the last 20 years vocalized it is strange to me. Nothing was stopping her." Reines' comments came after Gillibrand told The New York Times in an interview on Thursday...
  • Sarah Sanders Asked About Hillary Condemning Trump’s Sexual Behavior – Her Response Is A...

    11/17/2017 6:10:22 PM PST · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/17/17 | Benny Johnson
    White House press secretary Sarah Sanders has received a wide array of sexual misconduct questions from the briefing room podium in recent days.Sexual misconduct allegations against Alabama senate candidate Roy Moore and Minnesota Senator Al Franken have reignited the past harassment allegations against numerous politicians, including President Trump. President Trump was accused of past sexual harassment by multiple women during the 2016 presidential campaign.The president has vociferously denied any wrongdoing. During Friday’s briefing, Sanders was asked about Trump’s 2016 presidential adversary, Hillary Clinton, weighing in on the sexual misconduct allegations against him. Clinton ominously said in a recent interview that...
  • Police: Teacher sold heroin at Maryland high school

    11/17/2017 4:17:51 PM PST · by markomalley · 23 replies
    WTVR ^ | 11/15/17
    SALISBURY, Maryland — A high school teacher has been charged with selling  heroin and prescription medications at the school where she worked.Monica W. Snee, 51, was arrested November 14 following a month-long investigation.“Throughout the investigation, it was gleaned that Snee was involved with these illicit sales at several locations throughout Wicomico County including the grounds of Parkside High School where she was employed,” a Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson said.On Tuesday, investigators stopped Snee’s car as she left school grounds.“During the ensuing search of her vehicle the deputies recovered over 100 capsules containing what was identified as heroin. Further search of...
  • After Muslim outrage, Miss Iraq apologizes for selfie with Miss Israel

    11/17/2017 5:59:32 AM PST · by markomalley · 21 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 11/17/17 | Robert Spencer
    This anger is not just political, just as the political conflict between Israel and the “Palestinians” isn’t political, either. The Qur’an depicts the Jews as inveterately evil and bent on destroying the well-being of the Muslims. They are the strongest of all people in enmity toward the Muslims (5:82); they fabricate things and falsely ascribe them to Allah (2:79; 3:75, 3:181); they claim that Allah’s power is limited (5:64); they love to listen to lies (5:41); they disobey Allah and never observe his commands (5:13). They are disputing and quarreling (2:247); hiding the truth and misleading people (3:78); staging rebellion...
  • Fox News Viewers Demand Shep Smith be Fired After Error-Filled Uranium One Report: ‘Send Him to CNN’

    11/17/2017 5:54:02 AM PST · by markomalley · 34 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 11/16/17 | Jerome Hudson
    In the wake of Fox News anchor Shepard Smith’s six-minute fallacy-filled Uranium One “fact check” rant on Tuesday, social media is brimming with enraged Fox viewers calling for the network to dump the longtime host and “send him to CNN.”Several left-wing and establishment media outlets reported some of the more searing social media screeds from fans of Fox, many of whom wished the cabler would part ways with its liberal broadcaster. Breitbart News has debunked the myths peddled in Smith’s monologue. Below is a roundup of some of the best headlines and social media posts from angry and disappointed Fox...
  • Feinstein seeks contact with FBI informant in Russia nuclear bribery case

    11/17/2017 5:47:25 AM PST · by markomalley · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/16/17 | John Solomon
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) has sought access to an undercover informant who helped the FBI chronicle bribery, kickbacks and money laundering inside Moscow's nuclear industry as part of an Obama-era Russia corruption case. Heather Sawyer, the general counsel for Feinstein – the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee – sent an email this week to the lawyer for the former FBI informant, William Campbell, seeking to be included in conversations involving the committee. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), the chairman of the committee, secured an agreement with the Justice Department to allow Campbell to talk to Congress about the evidence...
  • Papa John’s Surrendered To The Left This Week

    11/17/2017 2:26:52 AM PST · by markomalley · 17 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/16/17 | Scott Greer
    A business owner expressing concern that left-wing activism hurts the company’s earnings is apparently a grave offense nowadays.Papa John’s issued a lame apology Tuesday after the pizza chain was criticized for its CEO, John Schnatter, claiming the NFL national anthem protests were hurting his company’s sales. Papa John’s is a major sponsor of the football league, and that designation has come with consequences.“The NFL has hurt us,” Schnatter said during an earnings call earlier this month. “We are disappointed the NFL and its leadership did not resolve this. Leadership starts at the top, and this is an example of poor...
  • ‘We Are Not a Gun-Free Zone’: NY Church Encourages Parishioners to Bring Their Guns to Worship

    11/16/2017 4:13:37 PM PST · by markomalley · 8 replies
    MRC ^ | 11/14/17 | Monica Sanchez
    Image via Screenshot   After the Texas church mass shooting just over a week ago, a New York church is issuing a strong warning: “We say it again. We are not a gun-free zone.” A sign in front of Lighthouse Mexico Church of God in Oswego County in upstate New York makes the warning abundantly clear. Pastor Ronald Russell in an appearance on “Fox & Friends” on Monday explained that the church is “just putting out a warning that we believe in the Second Amendment and we do carry, and it's not going to happen in our church." "Ever since...
  • 'Beyond Vulgar': Human Hair Buildup in Metro System Poses Fire Threat

    11/16/2017 4:08:41 PM PST · by markomalley · 40 replies
    WRC ^ | 11/16/17
    Hair and other human fibers are accumulating in Washington D.C. Metro tunnels in such large quantities that the gunk poses a threat of electrical sparks and fire, a transit consultant tells News4.So much hair and skin cells build up on insulators that support the electrified third rails that the mess looks like a thick layer of felt, said a safety specialist from Amalgamated Transit Union, the largest labor union representing transit employees in North America."I was flabbergasted -- flabbergasted -- at the amount of hair that's in the Metro," Brian Sherlock said.It's not just hair and fibers -- dust and...
  • Phoenix man gets death sentence in death of girl in box

    11/16/2017 3:57:51 PM PST · by markomalley · 31 replies
    KGUN ^ | 11/16/17
    A Phoenix man has been sentenced to death for the 2011 death of a 10-year-old girl who was locked in a storage box in sweltering summer heat. Jurors in Maricopa County Superior Court deliberated for only a few hours Thursday before deciding that John Allen should get the death penalty. The jury previously determined that Ame Deal's death was especially cruel or heinous.
  • Lawsuit: Md. school became ‘breeding ground’ for child sex abuse

    11/16/2017 3:54:33 PM PST · by markomalley · 9 replies
    WTOP ^ | 11/16/17 | Amanda Iacone
    A fourth-grader tells an administrator about “nasty things” on the teacher’s aide’s cellphone, but is ignored. A student complains that Deonte Carraway pinched him and later misses classes after his complaints were dismissed. A student serves suspension after reporting that Carraway recorded boys in a bathroom. Recently filed court documents shed light on how a volunteer teacher’s aide, whose lawyers say has an IQ of 63, was able to sexually abuse 23 children. Judge Sylvania Woods Elementary School became an “unchecked breeding ground for sexual abuse” through a lack of supervision, and a failure to intervene and report suspicions of...
  • Hillary voters turn on Bill Clinton

    11/16/2017 3:49:12 PM PST · by markomalley · 32 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/16/17 | Bradford Richardson
    A majority of Hillary Clinton voters say the sexual misconduct accusations against Bill Clinton are “credible,” according to a new poll. The Huffington Post/YouGov survey released on Wednesday found 53 percent of those who voted for the former first lady believe the allegations against her husband have merit. Eleven percent say the accusations are “not credible,” and 36 percent are not sure or need more information. Among President Trump’s base, 84 percent say the accusations against Mr. Clinton are valid, while 4 percent say they are not. Overall, 57 percent of the country say the accusations against the 42nd president...
  • Illegal Alien Allegedly Impregnated Stepdaughter In An Effort To Avoid Deportation

    11/16/2017 3:45:34 PM PST · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/16/17 | Thomas Phippen
    An illegal immigrant has been charged with sexual assault after he allegedly impregnated his stepdaughter in hopes that having a child in the U.S. would prevent him from getting deported, according to police.Horacio Alvarado, now 32, allegedly impregnated the 15-year-old girl near Milwaukee, Wis. several years ago, and assaulted her from when she was 14, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.Alvorado was under the impression that having a so-called “anchor baby” born in the U.S. could protect him from deportation, according to a criminal complaint reviewed by the Journal Sentinel.The girl had the child in 2012, but Alvarado had been assaulting...
  • NBC’s Kasie Hunt Undermines Franken’s Alleged Victim: ‘Not Actually Groping’

    11/16/2017 2:15:47 PM PST · by markomalley · 55 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 11/16/17 | John Nolte
    Like something right out of the 1990s, when the news media did everything it could to undermine then-President Bill Clinton’s female accusers, Kasie Hunt, the Capitol Hill correspondent for NBC News, claimed that what Democrat Senator Al Franken did to journalist Leeann Tweeden is “not actually groping.” Appearing on MSNBC, the left-wing Hunt said, “And then [Franken] took a picture, which his office now says was a joke, that shows him not actually groping, but mock-groping her while she was asleep.” This was not a mistake on Hunt’s part. It is all-too obvious that NBC has already manufactured a false...
  • Sen. Franken claims comic’s privilege in groping saga: ‘Coming from the world of comedy…’

    11/16/2017 12:50:00 PM PST · by markomalley · 42 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | 11/16/17 | Neil W. McCabe
    Sen. Alan S. “Al” Franken (D.-Minn.) issued a new statement Thursday to supplement his previous short explanation about his take on the charge made earlier in the day by Leeann Tweeden that that Franken constructed a sexually awkward comedy skit for her to perform with him during their 2006 Middle East USO tour and that Franken insisted on a private rehearsal, where he groped and kissed her.After she shook off his sexually-tinged advances, Tweeden said Franken began ridiculing her for the rest of the tour–and at one point drew devil horns on a photo of her.Also after the rehearsal incident, Franken posed...
  • Sylvester Stallone Accused of Sexually Assaulting 16-Year-Old Girl

    11/16/2017 12:48:22 PM PST · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | 11/16/17 | Ben Kew
    Veteran actor Sylvester Stallone has been accused of forcing a teenage girl into a threesome with himself and his bodyguard.According to a police report filed in 1986 and obtained by the Daily Mail, Stallone was accused of “forcing” an unnamed 16-year-old girl into having sex with him and his bodyguard, Michael ‘Mike’ De Luca, at the Las Vegas Hilton hotel, while he was filming the movie Over the Top. [Warning: Explicit Details]The girl claimed that after having allegedly had sex with a 40-year-old Stallone, the actor invited De Luca to join them without her approval, making her feel she had “no choice.”...
  • Melanie Morgan: After TV appearance, Al Franken harassed me too

    11/16/2017 11:35:40 AM PST · by markomalley · 54 replies
    Media Equalizer ^ | 11/16/17 | Brian Maloney
    Exclusive to the Media Equalizer With additional reporting from Martin WalshImmediately raising questions about double-standards in the media and on Capitol Hill, a Los Angeles radio news anchor today accused Senator Al Franken (D-MN) of sexually assaulting her.Now, Media Equalizer Co-Founder Melanie Morgan has come forward as well, recounting her own experience with the onetime comedian, liberal radio host and activist. Morgan’s disturbing encounter was sparked by daring to disagree with Franken during an August, 2000 edition of ABC’s Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher.Earlier, a bombshell report published by KABC on-air personality Leeann Tweeden accused Franken of kissing and groping...
  • Here is the model and broadcaster that Sen. Al Franken groped during USO tour

    11/16/2017 9:26:22 AM PST · by markomalley · 34 replies
    American Military News ^ | 11/16/17 | Peter Reid
    Broadcaster and model Leeann Tweeden on Thursday said that now-Sen. Al Franken from Minnesota forcibly kissed her and also groped her without her consent while she was on a USO tour to entertain troops in late 2006, and that there is “nothing funny about sexual assault.” She announced her post on Twitter using the hashtag “me too.” Tweeden tweeted on Thursday that it was “time” to tell her story, and she linked to a post published on KABC, a Los Angeles station where she is a morning show anchor. Tweeden wrote that she was on her ninth USO Tour to...