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  • More than 130 arrested at Pelosi's Capitol Hill office amid environmental-activist demonstration

    12/11/2018 5:54:15 AM PST · by JonnyFive · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/11/18 | Frank Miles
    U.S. Capitol Police told Fox News 138 people were arrested Monday during demonstrations by Green New Deal supporters at the Capitol Hill office of House Speaker-designate Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. “Today, the United States Capitol Police arrested 138 individuals for unlawfully demonstrating in the Cannon and Longworth House Office Buildings. All were charged with D.C. Code §22-1307, Crowding, Obstructing, or Incommoding,” Eva Malecki, communications director of the United States Capitol Police, said.
  • US undermining 'last chance' climate talks, experts charge

    12/10/2018 3:59:29 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 39 replies
    Collusion "News" Network ^ | Updated 5:18 PM ET, Mon December 10, 2018 | John D. Sutter, Mark Tutton and Nick Paton Walsh,
    Katowice, Poland (CNN)The American delegation came to promote coal. And the kids laughed in their faces. That was the bizarre and symbolic scene that unfolded Monday at the UN COP24 climate talks at a spaceship-shaped conference center in Polish coal country. The nations of the world are meeting here to hash out a "rulebook" to help ensure the viability of humanity -- preventing runaway global warming from causing even greater calamity in the form of superstorms, searing droughts and deadly heat waves. That work, which follows up on the 2015 Paris Agreement, is seen as more critical now than ever....
  • Mrs. Fields Cookies settles discrimination claim for $26K

    12/10/2018 10:38:50 AM PST · by LiberalismDestroys · 29 replies
    KSL.com ^ | 12/10/2018 | Associated Press?
    Cookie retailer Mrs. Fields will pay more than $26,000 in penalties to settle a claim that it discriminated against non-U.S. citizens authorized to work. The U.S. Department of Justice announced the agreement in a news release Thursday with the Broomfield, Colorado-based company
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez reveals Jewish ancestry at Hanukkah celebration

    12/10/2018 9:43:19 AM PST · by Libloather · 130 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 12/10/18 | Isaac Stanley-Becker
    Hanukkah celebrates the miracle that oil thought to be enough for only one day burned instead for eight. So the Jewish festival of lights is also, in a way, a celebration of surprise. A temple in Queens got a small dose of surprise on Sunday - the final night of Hanukkah - when Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the New York Democrat with a knack for dramatic flourish, told those gathered to light the menorah that her ancestors were Jewish. ‘‘One of the things that we discovered about ourselves is that a very, very long time ago, generations and generations ago, my...
  • Alleged Russian Spy Maria Butina Reaches Plea Deal with Prosecutors

    12/10/2018 8:39:30 AM PST · by Coronal · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | December 10, 2018 | Jack Crowe
    Maria Butina, a Russian national and former American University student accused of acting as an undeclared Kremlin spy, reached a plea deal with prosecutors Monday months after initially pleading not guilty to illegally acting as a foreign agent. Butina, who stands accused of infiltrating Republican political circles to advance Russian interests during the 2016 presidential campaign, has maintained her innocence since she was arrested in July. Her attorneys have filed a request for a “change of plea” hearing for as soon as Tuesday.
  • Macron facing a crisis that he created by baiting Trump

    12/10/2018 5:57:52 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Thomas Lifson
    An arrogant politician expressing contempt for Donald Trump and his supporters experienced a surprising and humiliating defeat in late 2016 in our presidential election. A corresponding scenario seems to be playing itself out again in Paris. A year and a half ago, in the wake of President Trump leaving the Paris Climate accord, France’s President Emmanuel Macron asked for a fight on climate change, in an address delivered in English, making it clear that his target was Donald Trump and the American electorate. As Andrew Bolt, writing for the Herald-Sun in Australia noted, he asked for a fight and “He...
  • Fox News goes full MSM; informs top reporters to cease & desist investigations of FBI & Obama era..

    12/10/2018 5:50:40 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 112 replies
    Truepundit ,com ^ | July 23, 2018 | Unknown
    Truepundit.com is reporting this story: Full headline: Fox News goes full MSM; informs top reporters to cease & desist investigations of FBI and Obama- era corruption Fox News in recent days told its top reporters to cease and desist working on any investigative stories that expose FBI corruption and probes of wrongdoing during the Barack Obama administration. “This place has gone downhill fast,” a well-placed Fox insider said. “Basically we all have been told all Fox wants is to cover breaking news and have pundits talk about breaking news live from news published by other outlets. So the format Fox...
  • Morning Joe Revels in Trump Travails: 'Will Pay for Rest of his Life'

    12/10/2018 5:36:24 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 43 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    What they call "cable news" these days often is a repetitive exercise in speculating that the worst for Donald Trump is always right around the corner. On Monday, the doomsaying ghouls of Morning Joe reveled in Trump's troubles, prematurely dancing on the President's political grave. But not even the prospect of Trump being hounded from office satisfied them. No, they gleefully predicted that even as an ex-President, Donald Trump would be beset with problems "for the rest of his life." [snip] Donny Deutsch then delivered the coup de un-grace, proclaiming that the President's current predicament is: "Just the beginning. This...
  • USA Today Faces Backlash After Shaming Heisman Winner for Tweets Posted When He Was a Teen

    12/09/2018 6:56:01 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 55 replies
    IJR.com ^ | 09 DEC 2018 | Madison Dibble
    Kyler Murray won one of college football’s highest honors on Saturday as he was awarded the Heisman Trophy for his excellence as quarterback for Oklahoma, but USA Today wasn’t focused on his football accomplishments. In a report published late Saturday night, USA Today dug up several tweets and claimed that Murray had made homophobic statements on Twitter. According to the report, Murray called one of his friends a “queer” in 2012. He was 15 years old at the time of the tweet. In response to this hit from USA Today, Murray humbly apologized for the comments he had made when...
  • Khashoggi's final words: I can't breathe [per CNN source]

    12/09/2018 7:33:18 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 65 replies
    INN ^ | 12/10/18 04:33 | Ben Ariel
    “I can’t breathe” were the final words uttered by Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi after he was set upon by a Saudi hit squad at the country’s consulate in Istanbul, a source briefed on the investigation into his killing told CNN on Sunday. The source, who has read a translated transcript of an audio recording of Khashoggi’s painful last moments, said it was clear that the killing on October 2 was no botched rendition attempt, but the execution of a premeditated plan to murder the journalist. During the course of the gruesome scene, the source describes Khashoggi struggling against a group...
  • Google Approves App For Muslims To Report People Who Commit Blasphemy

    12/09/2018 7:40:07 PM PST · by MNDude · 72 replies
    A new Android app has launched with the focus of allowing Muslims to report individuals who commit blasphemy, or insult Islam. No, this is not a joke. The app, “Smart Pakem”, which launched in Indonesia last month at the request of the Indonesian government, will allow users and government officials to uphold Sharia law and target and report people who hold “misguided” beliefs in violation of Islamic law, which forbids insults of Islam, insults against the Prophet Mohammed, or the recognition of any other religion besides Islam.
  • Did President Trump’s actions as alleged cost democrats the White House? leading democrat has answer

    12/09/2018 4:46:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    MSNBC ^ | December 9, 2018 | Alex Witt
    Rep. Steve Cohen talks about President Trump's actions as alleged in court filings and whether they cost democrats and Hillary Clinton the White House. Cohen also gives his take on James Comey's testimony before the Judiciary Committee....
  • CNN’s Stelter Takes Shots at ‘Criminal Presidency’ Ran By Trump, Fox News

    12/09/2018 4:54:16 PM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | December 9, 2018 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    CNN media reporter and TV host Brian Stelter’s hatred for President Trump and Fox News was on full display during Sunday’s “Reliable Sources”. He spent most of the show decrying the President and Fox News while relegating the disturbing and horrific revelations in the sexual misconduct allegations against former CBS executive Les Moonves to a segment during the latter half of the program. In the first segment of the show, Stelter was speaking with CNN political analyst and former Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein about the similarities between the scandals for former President Richard Nixon and President Donald Trump. “After you...
  • Trump administration resists global climate efforts at home and overseas

    12/09/2018 5:04:53 PM PST · by bitt · 28 replies
    WAPO ^ | 12/9/2018 | David Nakamura Darryl Fears
    The United States joined a controversial proposal by Saudi Arabia and Russia this weekend to weaken a reference to a key report on the severity of global warming, sharpening battle lines at the global climate summit in Poland aimed at gaining consensus over how to combat rising temperatures. Arguments erupted Saturday night before a United Nations working group focused on science and technology, where the United States teamed with Russia, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait to challenge language that would have welcomed the findings of the landmark report, which said that the world has barely 10 years to cut carbon emissions...
  • Macron plans 'important announcements' after fourth week of protests

    12/09/2018 5:23:47 PM PST · by mdittmar · 35 replies
    UPI ^ | 12/9/2018 | UPI
    Dec. 9 (UPI) -- More than 1,000 people were arrested during another weekend of protests in France, as President Emmanuel Macron plans to hold talks with business leaders and trade unions Monday. France's Interior Ministry said 1,723 people were taken in for questioning, 1,220 were taken into custody and 135 were injured over the weekend as "gilets jaunes" or "yellow jacket" demonstrators took to the streets for a fourth weekend in protest of rising living costs, elimination of the "fortune tax" and a lack of government effort to address inequality, CNN reported.Following the meetings Monday, Macron is expected deliver an...
  • Trump should 'dig in,' not 'give in' when it comes to border wall, Lindsey Graham says

    12/09/2018 5:32:27 PM PST · by conservative98 · 38 replies
    Fox Business ^ | December 9, 2018 | Matthew Kazin
    Sen. Lindsey Graham said on Sunday that President Trump should not give in when it comes to the spending battle with Democrats over funding for the wall on the U.S. southern border with Mexico. “I’d want the whole five billion [dollars] because the caravan is a game-changer,” Graham, R-S.C., told “Sunday Morning Futures.” “One point six [billion dollars] is available to the president. He wants five. And after the caravan if you don't see the need for additional border security, you're just not paying much attention. So, Mr. President, dig in, do not give in when it comes to the...
  • Fourth woman accuses Neil deGrasse Tyson of sexual assault, claiming he groped her [tr]

    12/06/2018 7:17:40 AM PST · by C19fan · 39 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 6, 2018 | George Martin, and Chantalle Edmunds
    A fourth woman has come forward to accuse scientist and TV host Neil deGrasse Tyson of sexual assault. Two more allegations against the renowned scientist came to light last week after an original allegation Tyson drugged and raped former classmate Tchiya Amet in 1984. But on Wednesday a fourth sexual assault claim was published by Buzzfeed News from a woman who says Tyson propositioned her at a party in the American Museum of Natural History, New York in 2010. According to the article, the unidentified woman said Tyson, who is director of the museum, 'drunkenly approached her' while 'making sexual...
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson investigated by Fox, NatGeo Networks [for sexual misconduct]

    11/30/2018 9:50:01 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 74 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 1, 2018
    Renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson will be investigated by Fox and National Geographic Networks after allegations of sexual misconduct were leveled against him. Patheos.com published accounts Thursday from two women who say that Tyson behaved in a sexually inappropriate manner with them. Tyson was host of “Cosmos” on Fox in 2014 and a new edition of the series was to air on National Geographic next year. Tyson has not commented publicly and an email request for comment to his representative was not immediately returned. …
  • Two More Women Accuse Neil deGrasse Tyson of Sexual Misconduct

    11/29/2018 2:33:11 PM PST · by sitetest · 91 replies
    Patheos ^ | November 29, 2018 | David G. McAfee
    Two more women, including a fellow astronomer, say Neil deGrasse Tyson is guilty of inappropriate sexual conduct. Dr. Katelyn N. Allers, Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Bucknell University, told me that she was “felt up” by Tyson at an after-party following a meeting of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) in 2009. AAS didn’t have a mechanism for reporting sexual harassment at the time, but Dr. Allers says she probably would report the incident if it had happened today. --- snip -- Dr. Allers didn’t feel like she was in danger during her encounter with Tyson, but she did...
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson: Why Elon Musk is more important than Jeff Bezos, Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg

    11/26/2018 4:06:46 PM PST · by EveningStar · 25 replies
    CNBC ^ | November 20, 2018 | Tom Huddleston Jr.
    Which of this generation's biggest tech luminaries and innovators will ultimately be remembered for having the greatest lasting effect on the world? It's a tough question, especially when you consider the role that people like Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos and Mark Zuckerberg play in our everyday lives. But, if you ask renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, the answer is simple: Elon Musk. "As important as Steve Jobs was, no doubt about it — [and] you have to add him to Bill Gates, because they birthed the personal computing revolution kind of together — here's the difference: Elon Musk is trying...