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  • [Weinstein] I'll fight the NRA to 'channel' my anger at myself for sexually harassing women

    10/05/2017 6:28:26 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 62 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 5, 2017 | Katie Leach
    Legendary Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein will channel his anger at himself for allegedly sexually harassing women for the last 40 years into trying to take down the NRA and President Trump. The New York Times reported that the Hollywood mogul has a number of former colleagues, including actress Ashley Judd, claiming that he made unwelcomed advances on them. The producer plans to take a leave of absence from work to "deal with this issue head on." "I am going to need a place to channel that anger so I've decided that I'm going to give the NRA my full attention,"...
  • Senate Intel Chair: Some News Outlets Will Have ‘Egg On Their Face’ For False Russia Reporting

    10/05/2017 5:35:44 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 19 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/05/2017 | Chuck Ross
    The chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee said Thursday that some news outlets will be left “with egg on their face” over their reporting on the Russia investigation. North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr issued the warning in an interview with CNN. He had been asked to respond to a tweet from President Trump calling on the committee to look into “Fake News Networks” in order to “see why so much of our news is just made up.” “FAKE!” Trump wrote on Twitter. .. In his remarks on Thursday, Burr did not say which news outlets have given inaccurate coverage of...
  • Officer shot in Texas ISIS attack sues FBI

    10/05/2017 5:07:44 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 25 replies
    WND ^ | 10/04/2017 | Art Moore
    Contends bureau allowed assault on 'Draw Muhammad' event! Claiming an FBI undercover agent bears responsibility for the ISIS-inspired terrorist attack at the “Draw Muhammad” free-speech event in Garland, Texas, in 2015, the security guard wounded in the incident is suing the bureau for damages. Bruce Joiner charges the FBI is liable because one of its agents “solicited, encouraged, directed and aided members of ISIS in planning and carrying out the May 3 attack,” according to court documents filed Monday, reported the Washington Examiner. As WND reported from the scene, two Muslims wearing body armor and armed with assault rifles who...
  • ‘An Everyday Reality’: How France’s Way of Life, Laws Have Evolved in the Face of Islamist Terrorism

    10/05/2017 4:39:13 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 12 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 10/04/2017 | Nolan Peterson
    About a third of the way up Paris’s iconic Avenue des Champs Élysées, in front of a Marks & Spencer store, the trunk of a trimmed horse chestnut tree is ringed by two knotted ropes from which dried, wilted flowers hang. The tree and the decaying tributes tied around it are easily overlooked, unless you know what happened here in April. In the nearby lampposts bullet holes remained gouged into the painted green metal like someone had pushed a finger into a pile of play dough. Evidence of when an Islamist militant fatally gunned down 37-year-old French police officer Xavier...
  • ADORBS: Kamala Harris lists 3 ‘functions’ of govt. to slam GOP budget, doesn’t get EVEN 1 right

    10/05/2017 4:31:58 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 64 replies
    twitchy ^ | 10/05/2017 | Sam J.
    Oh Kamala … we’re almost embarrassed for you. Almost. This is one of those instances where it’s better to be thought a fool than to open your mouth and prove otherwise. She really thinks government has three functions (huh?) and they are as follows: " A government has three functions: public health, public safety, and public education. The GOP budget doesn’t prioritize any of them. " — Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) October 5, 2017 Wrong. Wrong. Wrong. Wow, and this woman is a senator.
  • Will She Disavow? Embattled Hollywood Producer Harvey Weinstein Raised Big Bucks For Hillary Clinton

    10/05/2017 3:57:08 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 35 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | October 5, 2017 | Joshua Caplan
    Embattled Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein is the subject of a devastating expose detailing decades of sexual harassment. Weinstein is one of Hillary Clinton’s biggest donors, having raised mega bucks for the failed Democratic presidential candidate. Weinstein threw a fundraiser for Clinton back in June. Page Six reports Harvey Weinstein is throwing a starry fundraiser for Hillary Clinton on Monday with co-hosts Leo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lopez, Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick. Weinstein and his designer wife, Georgina Chapman, are planning a dinner and conversation with Clinton at their Manhattan home to benefit the Hillary Victory Fund. We’re told the event...
  • Lawyer For IT Aide Says Dem Congressmen To Blame For Falsified Spending Records

    10/05/2017 2:51:08 PM PDT · by Strac6 · 13 replies
    House Democrats ordered the systematic falsification of records showing how they spend their taxpayer-provided office budgets, according to lawyers for two former House information technology (IT) aides. It’s a remarkable accusation that pits sitting lawmakers against the former aides, Imran Awan, his brothers Abid and Jamal, and his wife Hina Alvi. Imran was arrested in July while trying to board a flight to Pakistan, and then indicted on four counts of bank fraud involving moving money to that country. Imran and Hina, who was also indicted, face a court date Friday. One of Imran’s lawyers, Aaron Page, acknowledged the invoicing...
  • Tim Murphy quits Congress amid claims he pressured woman to have abortion

    10/05/2017 2:34:34 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 24 replies
    The Guardian ^ | October 5, 2017
    Representative Tim Murphy of Pennsylvania will resign from Congress after claims that the anti-abortion Republican had urged a woman he was having an extramarital affair with to have an abortion. In the aftermath of reports about the affair, as well as allegations of abusive conduct against members of his staff, Murphy had initially said that he would retire from Congress at the end of his term on Wednesday.
  • Pro-Trump super PAC pressures Mitch McConnell to invest in Roy Moore’s Senate bid

    10/05/2017 2:00:44 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 10 replies ^ | 10/4/17 | Seth McLaughlin
    A pro-Trump group is calling on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to put his financial muscle behind Roy Moore’s bid for the Senate in the Alabama special election, saying the investment would be the best way for the Kentucky Republican to “atone” for previous political sins. In a head-to-head runoff race for the GOP nomination last week, Mr. Moore defeated Sen. Luther Strange, who had been appointed to the seat earlier this year. The incumbent had received support from Mr. McConnell and the aligned Senate Leadership Fund, which invested millions into bolstering Mr. Strange’s bid and tearing down his rivals....
  • Republican Senate candidate announces her bid by trashing the Republican Senate

    10/05/2017 1:57:26 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 38 replies ^ | 10/5/17 | Tara Golshan
    Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) launched her bid for Sen. Bob Corker’s seat Thursday, with a clear message against Republican leadership on Capitol Hill. “The United States Senate, it’s totally dysfunctional and enough to drive you nuts,” Blackburn said of the Republican-led upper chamber, in the first lines of a video announcing her candidacy. Instead, she framed herself as an anti-establishment conservative — a close ally to President Donald Trump, his anti-immigration message, and the right’s stand against “political correctness.” “I’m politically incorrect and proud of it, so let me just tell you how it is,” Blackburn said. “The fact that...
  • Marsha Blackburn Running for Senate in Tennessee

    10/05/2017 1:49:00 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 21 replies ^ | 10/5/17 | Simone Pathe
    Tennessee Rep. Marsha Blackburn announced Thursday she’s running for the seat Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker will vacate in 2018. “The United States Senate: it’s totally dysfunctional and it’s enough to drive you nuts. And that’s why I’ve decided to do something about it,” Blackburn said in her nearly three-minute long announcement video.  “I’m a hard core, card-carrying conservative. I’m politically incorrect and proud of it.” An early supporter of President Donald Trump, Blackburn was a frequent surrogate for him on TV and served on his transition team. Trump won Tennessee by 26 points last fall and his approval rating among...
  • Leading House Democrat Calls on Pelosi to Step Down

    10/05/2017 12:22:20 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 5, 2017 | by DARTUNORRO CLARK
    A high-ranking House Democrat on Thursday called on Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California to step down as minority leader to make way for a new generation. "Our leadership does a tremendous job," said Rep. Linda Sanchez of California, "but I do think we have this real breadth and depth of talent within our caucus, and I do think it's time to pass the torch to a new generation of leaders, and I want to be a part of that transition. I want to see that happen." Sanchez, the fifth-ranking Democrat in the House, was interviewed on C-SPAN by two reporters...
  • Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam Will Not Run for Bob Corker’s Senate Seat

    10/05/2017 12:01:38 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 20 replies ^ | 5 Oct 2017 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam announced on Thursday that he will not run for the Republican nomination to replace retiring Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) in the 2018 election. “Gov Bill Haslam will not run for the U.S. Senate seat held by retiring Sen. Bob Corker, leaving U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn as the likely frontrunner, if she chooses to run,” The Tennessean reported on Thursday morning: The governor, who is term-limited, made the announcement Thursday in a news release. “While Crissy and I will always be grateful for all of the encouragement and support to run for the United States Senate, I...
  • Nancy Sinatra: ‘Murderous’ NRA Members Should Face ‘Firing Squad’

    10/05/2017 11:03:37 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 119 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 5, 2017 | Daniel Nussbaum
    Singer-actress Nancy Sinatra blasted members of the National Rifle Association (NRA) on Twitter this week, writing that the “murderous” group members should face a “firing squad” for their support of firearm rights. The “These Boots Are Made for Walkin'” singer has called for tougher gun control measures in the wake of the mass shooting at a Las Vegas country music concert this week that claimed the lives of 59 people and left more than 500 others injured. “The murderous members of the NRA should face a firing squad,” Sinatra wrote on Twitter in response to a Daily Kos article posted...
  • Bobby Jindal As HHS Chief Is Trump’s Best Chance At Obamacare Repeal

    10/05/2017 10:43:27 AM PDT · by Mafe · 15 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 5, 2017 | John Daniel Davidson
    Make no mistake: Bobby Jindal is far and away the best choice to replace Tom Price as secretary of Health and Human Services. Dan McLaughlin at NRO and Steve Berman at The Resurgent both made the case earlier this week for why President Trump would be wise to pick Jindal, whose health-care policy chops and general seriousness about good governance are undisputed. Berman notes that, among all the other candidates floated recently by Axios and Politico, “Jindal is the best qualified person to run HHS, to craft health care policy, to shepherd legislation through Congress, and to speak intelligently on...
  • Schumer Asks Trump to 'Break from the NRA...And Work With Us'

    10/05/2017 10:21:47 AM PDT · by rktman · 65 replies ^ | 10/4/2017 | Susan Jones
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) told a news conference on Tuesday he's sent a letter to President Trump, asking for a meeting to discuss gun control. "I have requested of the President to call us together, Democrats and Republicans, to come up with a reasonable solution. Before he was a candidate and marched in lockstep to the NRA, Donald Trump expressed a very reasonable position on gun control," Schumer said. Schumer described the National Rifle Association, a group that supports Americans' constitutional right to keep and bear arms, as a swamp: "Look, this is, I mean, this is the...
  • Trump wants Senate to probe ‘fake news networks’

    10/05/2017 10:01:15 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 28 replies
    New York Post ^ | 10/05/2017 | Yaron Steinbuch
    President Trump questioned early Thursday why the Senate Intelligence Committee, which is probing Russian interference in the presidential election, wasn’t also targeting “Fake News Networks.” “Why Isn’t the Senate Intel Committee looking into the Fake News Networks in OUR country to see why so much of our news is just made up-FAKE!” Trump tweeted. His comments came a day after the committee’s chairman, Richard Burr, said the panel “has more work to do” to determine whether there was collusion between Russian officials and Team Trump during the 2016 presidential election. “The committee continues to look into all evidence to see...
  • Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam elects to not seek U.S. Senate seat in 2018

    10/05/2017 9:14:04 AM PDT · by SharpRightTurn · 29 replies
    WRCB TV ^ | Updated: Oct 05, 2017 11:21 AM EST | WRCB Staff
    NASHVILLE, TN (WRCB) - Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam says he will not be running for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by current U.S. Sen. Bob Corker. Haslam issued a statement earlier that reads:: While Crissy and I will always be grateful for all of the encouragement and support to run for the United States Senate, I am announcing today that I will not be a candidate for Senate in 2018. The primary reason is that I want to remain completely focused on my job as governor. I know that being a candidate for the Senate during my last 15...
  • Biden: Rich are as patriotic as the poor

    10/05/2017 9:07:04 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 24 replies
    Biden: Rich are as patriotic as the poor By Mallory Shelbourne - 10/03/17 02:48 PM EDT Former Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday told an Alabama crowd that wealthy Americans are “as patriotic” as Americans with a lower income, making a point of contrasting his remark with the rhetoric of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). Stumping for Democratic Senate nominee Doug Jones, Biden said the former U.S. attorney grasps “fairness” when it comes to the issue of taxes. “Doug understands about tax fairness,” Biden told the crowd. “Guys, the wealthy are as patriotic as the poor. I know Bernie doesn’t like...
  • Bharara, Yates tamp down expectations Mueller will bring criminal charges

    10/05/2017 8:55:09 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 56 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 4, 2017 | MAX GREENWOOD
    Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates and former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said Wednesday that it will be difficult for special counsel Robert Mueller to prove criminal conduct in his probe into possible coordination between the President Trump's campaign and Russia. “I know a lot of people are sort of putting all their hopes into Bob Mueller. And I’ve got tremendous confidence in Bob Mueller,” Yates said in a joint interview with Bharara at Vanity Fair's New Establishment Summit in New York, according to The Wall Street Journal. “But the fact of the matter is, he’s going to determine whether...