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  • Young Christine Blasey Ford remembered as popular figure in Dewey Beach bar scene in 1980s

    09/21/2018 1:35:51 PM PDT · by kathsua · 72 replies
    Washington times ^ | 9/20/18 | S.A. Miller and Seth McLaughlin
    DEWEY BEACH, Delaware — Christine Blasey Ford grew up in Washington’s affluent Maryland suburbs, graduated from an expensive all-girls private high school and spent summers immersed in the wild nightlife of this Eastern Shore resort town. She went on to become a clinical psychology professor at Palo Alto University in California, having earned a psychology degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, master’s degrees at Pepperdine and Stanford, and a Ph.D. in educational psychology at the University of Southern California. But it was those early days — when she was known as Chrissy Blasey, a student at...
  • Trump Jr. to Dem Senator: 'You admitted to hitting your wife so hard it gave her a black eye!'

    09/21/2018 10:50:15 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/21/18 | John Bowden
    Donald Trump Jr. mocked Democratic Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) on Friday over a decades-old admission of domestic violence after the senator criticized a member of the White House staff. In a tweet, the president's son brought up Carper's 1998 admission that he once slapped his wife, giving her a black eye. The incident was reported in a 1982 New York Post article that claimed his wife's two children from a previous relationship "were slapped around and bruised by Carper for doing such things as leaving the family dog on the bed." Carper said late last year that he never lied...
  • Joe Biden Suggests Me Too Should Mean Assuming Accused Men Are Guilty

    09/21/2018 10:45:28 AM PDT · by detective · 44 replies
    The Federalist ^ | September 21, 2018 | Emily Jashinsky
    I don’t know exactly what Norm Macdonald meant when he suggested Me Too has “slowed down.” But there’s some truth to his basic observation, and Joe Biden surfaced this week to remind us all why much of the public is less inclined to share the media’s boundless enthusiasm for the movement. Let’s first note that the great champions of women gathered at the Emmys on Monday dared not utter a direct word about Les Moonves (as flagged by Howard Stern). Had the allegations against him made their way into the New Yorker earlier in Me Too’s forceful first year, that...
  • Christine Blasey Ford remembered as popular figure in Dewey Beach bar scene

    09/20/2018 6:25:16 PM PDT · by gandalftb · 78 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 20, 2018 | S.A. Miller and Seth McLaughlin
    DEWEY BEACH, Delaware — Christine Blasey Ford spent summers immersed in the wild nightlife of this Eastern Shore resort town. Longtime residents of Dewey Beach, a Delaware resort known in the late 1980s as a place where the college students who worked the other resorts lived and partied, still remember her nights waitressing at the Waterfront, a raucous bayside bar. “Things that would be considered out of hand today was OK back then. Things have changed,” said a man who encountered her during those years. “That was the yuppie period of time and Dewey Beach was a yuppie town and...
  • Flashback: The 5th plane to be seized on 9/11, and the terrorists who got away

    09/11/2018 5:02:54 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 70 replies
    Have you heard about the airliner which was ordered back to the gate on 9/11 when the terrorist attacks began, only to have four young Arab passengers jump off the plane, after which box cutters and Al Qaeda documents were found in their abandoned bags? I’ve heard that story before, but since it was never reported by the U.S. government, and not mentioned by the 9/11 Commission in their official report, I thought it might be another of those urban myths. Until now. Yesterday’s Wilmington (Delaware) News-Journal featured a front-page article on the Delaware Air National Guard’s first female general,...
  • Leahy, most senior senator, to skip Netanyahu speech

    02/10/2015 10:28:14 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 32 replies
    Yahoo ^ | February 10, 2015 | DONNA CASSATA
    The Senate's most senior lawmaker said Tuesday he will skip the Israeli prime minister's speech to Congress next month on Iran, calling the invitation by Republicans without White House consultation a "tawdry and high-handed stunt." Related Stories Seven-term Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont joined a half dozen Democrats who have decided to boycott Benjamin Netanyahu's speech, which comes in middle of delicate negotiations involving the United States, Western powers and Iran over its nuclear program. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, invited Netanyahu to address a joint meeting of Congress on March 3. "The unfortunate way that House leaders have unilaterally...
  • Progressive candidates draw comparisons to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (will Crowley win?)

    09/06/2018 7:04:14 PM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    See BS ^ | 9/06/18 | GRACE SEGERS
    The Democratic side of Congress is almost certainly going to look a little different after the midterm elections this year, as a result of the success of women and minority candidates in primary contests. Race by race, they've begun to make inroads into the traditional white and male establishment of national politics. The victory of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in the Democratic primary against New York Rep. Joe Crowley -- a ten-term incumbent and the fourth highest-ranking Democrat in the House -- has been a beacon for other outsider progressive women and minorities trying to defeat entrenched Washington incumbents. **SNIP** Massachusetts' 7th...
  • Joe Biden Caught On Video Calling Tracker ‘A Real Pr**k’

    09/06/2018 1:42:54 PM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 9/6/2018 | Amber Athey
    Former Vice President Joe Biden was caught on camera calling a tracker for America Rising a “real prick” on Monday. In a short video posted to Youtube by America Rising PAC, Biden looks right at the camera and says, “you’re a real prick.” A woman in a white t-shirt near Biden appears to be trying to cover the tracker’s camera with her hand.
  • Biden feels the push to take on Trump in 2020

    09/04/2018 3:04:48 AM PDT · by ZeroToHero · 59 replies
    ABC ^ | 09/03/18 | DES MOINES
    Shortly after Joe Biden boarded a recent flight from Washington to New York, a string of passengers began stopping at his seat in coach to deliver some version of the same message: Run, Joe, run. "We're with you," one said, according to a Democratic strategist who happened to be on the plane and witnessed the scene. "You've got to do this," said another. Biden himself is more conflicted — but he is listening keenly to the supporters pushing him to run for the White House in 2020. Biden is convinced he can beat President Donald Trump, friends and advisers say,...
  • Three men unfit to eulogize John McCain

    09/02/2018 2:40:06 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 67 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 31, 2018 | Jennifer Rubin
    And then there were the three who spoke on Friday. You had to control your gag reflex watching Vice President Pence, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) extol McCain’s greatness as he was accorded the honor of lying in state. Consider Pence for a moment. He began with a ludicrous declaration that broke all records for disingenuousness: “The president asked me to be here on behalf of a grateful nation, to pay a debt of honor and respect to a man who served our country throughout his life, in uniform and in public...
  • Sen. John McCain's pallbearers to include Warren Beatty, Joe Biden, Gary Hart, plus (tr)

    08/27/2018 6:05:43 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 245 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 8/27/18 | Geoff Earle
    Full Title: Sen. John McCain's pallbearers to include Warren Beatty, Joe Biden, Gary Hart, plus billionaire Michael Bloomberg and FedEx CEO while his ushers include health and telecom execs McCain's office announced his pallbearers and other aspects of three days of services for hero Actor Warren Beatty will be among those serving as pall bearers Vice President Joe Biden, a friend from the Senate, also will be there Former Sens. Gary Hart, Phil Gramm, and Russ Feingold will join, as well Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Among those paying tribute to McCain at his memorial services will be Jeff Flake, Joe...
  • Dewey Beach audit report stirs controversy(1 arrest, 2 resignations)

    08/13/2018 8:26:30 AM PDT · by JustAGuyDE · 12 replies
    Cape Gazette ^ | 8/13/2018 | Ellen Driscoll
    meeting with a draft financial audit report. Two journalists who attended the meeting also took the report when they left the meeting. Jeffrey Smith of Dewey Citizens for Accountability arrived at the Aug. 3 meeting minutes before it adjourned. Smith said following the meeting, he left with a copy of TGM’s draft financial report, which was discussed at length during the meeting. Audit committee Chairman Larry Silver approached him after the meeting and insisted he give it back, Smith said. “Larry Silver ran/charged at me across the parking lot demanding I not leave with it,” Smith said in an email....
  • Joe Biden launches "As You Are" initiative to promote LGBTQ acceptance

    08/08/2018 1:53:46 PM PDT · by kevcol · 44 replies
    CBS News ^ | August 7, 2018 | Emily Tillett
    Former Vice President Joe Biden is launching an awareness campaign to promote the importance of family acceptance of LGBTQ youth. The vice president's Biden Foundation kicked off the "As You Are" initiative on Tuesday with a video campaign, featuring Biden, pop singer Cyndi Lauper, former NFL player Wade Davis and numerous LGBTQ advocates and activists.
  • Early polls favor Biden but Senate officials skeptical

    08/05/2018 6:06:33 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/05/18 | Alexander Bolton
    Joe Biden is leading the Democratic field in some early polls asking voters about the party’s prospective presidential candidates in 2020. But in his old stomping grounds in the U.S. Senate, there are plenty of skeptics who point to the former vice president’s age, his support for the Iraq War and his two failed presidential bids as reasons to doubt he would be successful. “It’s hard to see someone [winning] who voted for the Iraq war. People are looking to turn the page,” one senior Democratic aide said. A second senior Democratic aide said “polls show that voters want someone...
  • Police: Second woman tampered with Thin Blue Line flags [on Delaware highway]

    07/25/2018 6:53:21 PM PDT · by foreverfree · 18 replies
    [Delaware Beaches] Cape Gazette ^ | 7/25/18 | Melissa Steele
    What started out as a single flag in tribute to his friend has taken on a life of its own for a Lewes businessman. On July 10, Dave Repass put up a blue, black and white flag, known as a Thin Blue Line flag, on the northbound side of Route 1 over the Nassau Bridge following the sudden death of his friend, Delaware State Police Master Cpl. William Matt.
  • GOP leader blocks resolution backing intelligence community on Russia [Flake]

    07/19/2018 1:23:52 PM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/19/18 | Jordain Carney
    Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (Texas) blocked a resolution on Thursday that would have lent the Senate's support to the intelligence community's assessment that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election, which was offered up in the wake of President Trump’s Monday meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Sens. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) and Christopher Coons (D-Del.) tried to pass their resolution by unanimous consent, which requires the sign off of every senator. But Cornyn objected, saying senators should focus on passing new sanctions legislation and warning that they should work through the committee process. "It is purely a symbolic act...
  • Dem generation gap widens

    07/02/2018 6:41:53 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/02/18 | Scott Wong
    Some septuagenarian House Democrats have a message for their younger colleagues clamoring for a spot at the leadership table: Age ain’t nothin’ but a number. Democrats in their 70s have started pushing back against some of the more youthful members of the Democratic Caucus who are making noise about launching leadership bids in the wake of Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley’s stunning primary loss last week to 28-year-old Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in New York. Older lawmakers argue that just because Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.), 78, and her top lieutenants are getting up there in years doesn’t mean they’re not...
  • Joe Biden Rules Out 2020 Presidential Run

    06/26/2018 12:00:24 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 68 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 262018 | Joshua Caplan
    Former Vice President Joe Biden said in an interview published Tuesday that he will not run for president in 2020. “It makes me feel guilty about not wanting to [run for president],” Biden told Josh Rogin of the Washington Post during a wide-ranging interview on U.S.-EU relations under the Trump administration. “But it doesn’t make me want to. I’m not looking to live in the White House, I’ve seen it up close.” “But all kidding aside, I don’t know what I’m going to do,” the 75-year-old added. During a March 2017 event at Colgate University, Biden said he was “fairly...
  • Senators McCain and Coons call on Pompeo to withdraw immigration nominee

    06/20/2018 4:49:24 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 31 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 6/19/18 | Jamie Erlich
    A bipartisan pair of senators penned a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urging him to withdraw the Trump administration's nominee to a high-profile role over concerns that he has "spread misinformation" about immigrants and displayed a "lack of empathy" towards refugees.
  • 19 states sue Trump admin to keep funding Planned Parenthood

    05/21/2018 12:09:12 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 05/21/2018 | Calvin Freiburger
    LOS ANGELES, California, May 18, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) -- California’s Democratic Attorney General Xavier Becerra is leading a coalition of 20 attorneys general, representing 19 states plus Washington, D.C., opposing a Trump administration rule change that prioritizes abstinence education over contraception distribution in family planning funds. In February, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced that abstinence messages and natural family planning methods would be given priority in distributing $260 million worth of family planning grants. The announcement did not mention artificial birth control. In response, Planned Parenthood affiliates in Ohio, Utah, and Wisconsin, as well as the American...