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  • Supreme Court Moments in History: Senate Rejects Robert Bork Nomination(FLASHBACK)

    09/25/2018 9:05:59 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 9 replies
    PBS NewsHour ^ | Jun 28, 2010 | PBS NewsHour
    From the NewsHour's video vault, watch Judy Woodruff's 1987 report on the failed Supreme Court confirmation of President Ronald Reagan appointee Judge Robert Bork. The Senate rejected Bork's nomination by a 58-42 vote on October 23, 1987.
  • GOP Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith Voted for Hillary Clinton in 2008 (June article)

    09/25/2018 7:35:06 PM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 14 replies
    Brietbart ^ | June 29 2018 | Sean Moran
    A previous leader of the Democratic party confirmed on Thursday that Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS) voted for Hillary Clinton in the 2008 Democratic presidential primary. Rickey Cole, the previous leader of the Mississippi Democrat Party, confirmed in a Facebook comment on Thursday. “Cindy was for Hillary in 2008,” Cole wrote in a Facebook comment on Thursday night. indy Hyde-Smith urged more women to run for office when asked about Hillary Clinton becoming the first woman nominated for a major political party in 2016. “We are always supporting women,” Hyde-Smith told the Clarion-Ledger. We want to promote women. I think women...
  • What happens if all the Democrats just vote present when it comes to confirming Kavanaugh?

    09/25/2018 6:53:48 PM PDT · by Jonty30 · 44 replies
    Do their votes get counted or is just the yea/nay votes that count?
  • Enjoy this clip of Joe Biden telling Clarence Thomas that an FBI report isn’t worth anything

    09/25/2018 4:57:18 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 17 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 09/25/2018 | Brett T
    Brett Kavanaugh’s opponents seem to have cooled a bit on their insistence that there must be a full FBI investigation into Christine Blasey Ford’s accusations before a confirmation vote can be put forward. But still, if you find anyone still insisting the FBI must investigate, please show them this clip of Joe Biden back during the Clarence Thomas hearings.
  • I Missed my 20-year Anniversary on FR!

    09/25/2018 3:59:09 PM PDT · by EarlyBird · 163 replies
    9/25/2018 | Me
    I just realized that I didn’t celebrate my 20th year anniversary with FreeRepublic! It was back in June. Thank you, FR! You have been my go-to site in all times of trouble! I will donate $50 right now to commemorate this belated anniversary!
  • UH OH! WaPo editor triggered by these 2 ‘chilling’ ‘dog whistle’ words in Trump’s UN speech

    09/25/2018 2:59:26 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 30 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 9-25-2018 | Doug P.
    President Trump spoke to the United Nations General Assembly today in New York City, and he used a couple words that Washington Post’s global opinions editor Karen Attiah finds troubling: Karen Attiah ✔@KarenAttiah Chilling to hear Trump use “sovereignty” and “patriotism” as dogwhistles in his #UNGA speech. Gives rhetorical ammunition for the nationalistic parties around the world who want to keep immigrants and refugees out. 11:19 AM - Sep 25, 2018 170 likes 458 people are talking about this Oh, the triggering. JWF @ JammieWF Can't understand why people find the media contemptible. 28 likes See JWF's other Tweets It’s...
  • Judge appears likely to toss Stormy Daniels' defamation suit against Trump

    09/25/2018 2:19:31 PM PDT · by Conserv · 11 replies
    Judge S. James Otero said in US District Court that a tweet the President wrote in April appears to be "rhetorical and hyperbole" and speech protected by the First Amendment.
  • Higher Dairy Consumption Reduces Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

    09/25/2018 1:55:53 PM PDT · by ETL · 51 replies ^ | Sept 17, 2018 | News Staff / Source
    The PURE study included data from 136,384 participants (35-70 years old) in 21 countries. They were grouped into four categories: no dairy (28,674 individuals), less than one serving per day (55,651), one-two servings per day (24,423), and over two servings per day (27,636).One standard serving of dairy was equivalent to a glass of milk at 244 g, a cup of yoghurt at 244 g, one slice of cheese at 15 g, or a teaspoon of butter at 5 g.Dairy consumption was highest in North America and Europe (368 g/day or above four servings of total dairy per day) and lowest...
  • Keith Ellison may soon see divorce records unsealed

    09/25/2018 1:55:15 PM PDT · by Conserv · 15 replies
    According to reports, the Star Tribune has joined the website Alpha News in a legal battle to find out more about the circumstances in Ellison's divorce.
  • Researchers Develop Way to 3D Print with Liquid-Crystal Polymers

    09/25/2018 1:19:12 PM PDT · by ETL · 11 replies ^ | Sept 25, 2018 | News Staff / Source
    A team of researchers at ETH Zürich in Switzerland has developed an approach to 3D print recyclable materials using cheap desktop printers that outperform state-of-the-art printed polymers and rival the highest performance lightweight materials.-snip- ETH Zürich researcher Silvan Gantenbein and co-authors were able to print objects from a single recyclable material with mechanical properties that surpass all other available printable polymers and can compete even with fiber-reinforced composites.“We were inspired by two natural materials: spider silk and wood,” they explained.“Spider silk gets its unrivalled mechanical properties from the high degree of molecular alignment of the silk proteins along the fiber...
  • First Lady Melania Trump Unveils Restored Historic Furniture Suite

    09/25/2018 12:44:44 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 55 replies
    Imperial Valley News ^ | 9/21/2018 | White House
    Washington, DC - Mrs. Trump is pleased to unveil the recently restored Bellangé suite, a collection of furniture made for the White House in 1817 by Pierre-Antoine Bellangé. In 2005, in response to the deteriorating condition of the historic Blue Room furniture, the White House curatorial staff began to study how to restore the suite to its original appearance. Plans were submitted to the Committee for the Preservation of the White House, which approved the restoration project. For over 10 years, a dedicated team of curators has been working with experts to complete the restoration. “It is my honor to...
  • Educational System / Millennials Vanity)

    09/25/2018 12:05:10 PM PDT · by maddog55 · 7 replies
    So I go to get a haircut about an hour ago. girls calls me back (Sports Clip) and I sit down. Standard conversation and weather comes up and the rain. I said yeas we've had a lot of rain this year. She says she has a 5 gallon bucket by her front door and it's almost full. She stopped for a second and said can you believe Maryland has had almost 5 gallons of rain this year? I paused and just said wow!
  • Box Office: 'Captain Marvel' Is Being Set Up To Fail

    09/25/2018 11:52:23 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 53 replies
    Forbes ^ | September 25, 2018 | Scott Mendelson
    [Snip] Captain Marvel could be another $1 billion+ worldwide grosser. However, that’s not remotely a guarantee at this premature juncture. It may not even match the domestic ($413 million) and worldwide ($821m) totals of Wonder Woman. Unless Marvel and Walt Disney went uncharacteristically over budget, it won’t have to. Should Captain Marvel find itself on the defensive when it “only” earns about what Ant-Man and the Wasp ($621m) pulled in? Wonder Woman benefited from rave reviews and a narrative of Gal Gadot’s female superhero “saving” the DCEU after the critically-slammed Batman v Superman and Suicide Squad. It offered a solo...
  • Wheaton (Il) man says he saw a mountain lion in his backyard

    09/25/2018 10:40:00 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 15 replies
    WGN ^ | 24 Sept 2018
    “Just though, ‘Oh my gosh. How can that be a cat when it’s that big? And it’s in my backyard,’” he said... In 2009, Chicago police shot a cougar in the Roscoe Village neighborhood... There have been a couple of similar sightings in the area in the last few days, according to social media posts.
  • Astronomers Detect Matter Falling into Black Hole

    09/25/2018 7:29:19 AM PDT · by ETL · 34 replies ^ | News Staff / Source | Sept 25, 2018
    University of Leicester’s Professor Ken Pounds and co-authors report the detection of matter falling into a black hole at 30% of the speed of light Using data from ESA’s XMM-Newton X-ray Observatory, Professor Pounds and colleagues looked at X-ray spectra from PG1211+143, a Seyfert galaxy (characterized by a very bright AGN resulting from the presence of the massive black hole at its nucleus) located in the constellation Coma Berenices, about one billion light-years away. The team found the spectra to be strongly red-shifted, showing the observed matter to be falling into PG1211+143’s black hole at the enormous speed of 30%...
  • Michelle Obama strikes a pose in her bathrobe in Instagram pic

    09/25/2018 5:59:07 AM PDT · by SJackson · 75 replies
    AOL ^ | 9-25-18 | Elise Solé
    A photo of Michelle Obama posing in her bathrobe shows the former first lady’s cheeky sense of humor. The Instagram pic shows Obama wearing a white bathrobe and a sultry look with her arm around longtime makeup artist Carl Ray, who posted it Thursday. “Hello from me and @michelleobama,” wrote Ray. “What an amazing 10 years it’s been…Happy to call her a Friend and Boss. We’re gearing up for her book tour ‘Becoming.’” collaborator,” telling Glamour in 2017 that the two “clicked immediately” the first time he did her makeup, at the 2009 Easter Egg Roll at the White House....
  • Columbia restaurant employee shoots, kills man in robbery attempt, police say

    09/25/2018 5:22:02 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 21 replies
    The State ^ | 9/2/10218 | Teddy Kulmala and Emily Bohatch
    COLUMBIA, SC — Police are investigating a deadly shooting that happened at a Columbia restaurant late Thursday. An employee at China Kitchen Restaurant allegedly shot a man who police believe was trying to rob the eatery, according to a statement Friday from the Columbia Police Department. The worker will not be charged, and police are calling the case “self-defense.” When police arrived on the scene at the Forest Drive restaurant at about 11 p.m. Thursday, they found a man on the ground who had been shot in the upper body, according to the statement. He was wearing all black and...
  • Fans complain as Michelle Obama book tour tickets go quickly, some for as much as $3,000

    09/25/2018 5:15:07 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 27 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/21/2018 | Caitlin Yilek
    Tickets to Michelle Obama’s upcoming book tour are selling out quickly, but some fans aren’t happy about the steep prices to see the former first lady. Tickets to hear her discuss her forthcoming memoir “Becoming” ranged from $29.50 to $3,000, according to the Washington Post. The most expensive tickets included front-row seats, an opportunity to meet Obama, and a signed book. Most of the cheapest seats were sold during the pre-sale. As of Friday afternoon, remaining tickets for her appearance on Nov. 17 at Capitol One Arena in Washington began at $850. Some fans complained about the remaining ticket prices...
  • How do we pass suggestions to Trump to get his message out more?

    09/25/2018 4:00:26 AM PDT · by Jonty30 · 32 replies
    I was thinking that it would be great if Trump held fireside chats with cabinet members and talk about what they have accomplished hope to accomplish in the near and long term. A really good way to tell the media to screw off.
  • Detroit Tigers' stadium server is arrested after video of him SPITTING on a customer's pizza[tr]

    09/25/2018 1:44:17 AM PDT · by kevcol · 11 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | September 24, 2018 | Megan Sheets
    The person who originally posted the video to Instagram, Quinelle May, claimed the worker was 'mad and having a bad day' when he spat on the pizza - but also said he had done it in the past. In the video caption, May described how he reported the video to management but was shut down and sent home. 'Every time I tried to talk, they told me to shut up,' he said.