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  • As GOP...discuss Moore stepping aside, state election official says he can’t be removed

    11/10/2017 11:21:06 AM PST · by Cheerio · 33 replies
    WHNT19 ^ | November 9, 2017 | Chris Davis
    FULL TITLE - As GOP lawmakers discuss Roy Moore stepping aside, state election official says he can’t be removed from the ballot MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WHNT) - Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill tells WHNT News 19 Roy Moore's name was already printed on Alabama's ballot after the nominees were confirmed back in October. Merrill also pointed out many voters have already cast their ballot for Moore, considering absentee ballots were sent out October 15th. This comes as prominent members of the US Senate and the Republican Party, from Mitch McConnell to Richard Shelby to John McCain, say Roy Moore should...
  • Alabama poll: Moore and Jones tied following scandal

    11/10/2017 11:08:17 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 87 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/10/2017 | Ben Kamisar
    Embattled Alabama GOP Senate nominee Roy Moore is tied with Democrat Doug Jones in a new poll on Friday, one day after accusations surfaced that Moore had inappropriate sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl decades ago. Moore and Jones are tied at 46 percent in the new poll by Decision Desk and Opinion Savvy, with 82 percent of respondents aware of the new allegations leveled by named accusers in The Washington Post. In an average of polls, Moore was previously leading Jones by six points. Most polls were taken before the allegations of Moore’s sexual conduct were reported. The new...
  • Kimberley Strassel: The Fusion GPS dossier was one of the dirtiest political tricks in US history

    11/10/2017 10:49:25 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    FOX News ^ | November 10, 2017 | by Kimberley Strassel
    The Steele dossier has already become a thing of John le Carré-like intrigue—British spies, Kremlin agents, legal cutouts, hidden bank accounts. What all this obscures is the more immediate point: The dossier amounts to one of the dirtiest tricks in U.S. political history. It was perpetrated by Team Clinton and yielded a vast payoff for Hillary’s campaign. “Details from the dossier were not reported before Election Day,” ran a recent CNN story. Hillary Clinton herself stressed the point in a recent “Daily Show” appearance. This is utterly untrue. In British court documents Mr. Steele has acknowledged he briefed U.S. reporters...
  • Alabama state rep: Moore’s accusers should be prosecuted

    11/10/2017 10:46:37 AM PST · by ForYourChildren · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/10/2017 | Avery Anapol
    An Alabama GOP state representative said Friday that he thinks legal action should be taken against the women who accused Roy Moore of sexual misconduct with a minor. State Rep. Ed Henry told The Cullman Times that he is “not buying” the Washington Post report, which was published with accounts from four women and backed up by 30 sources. The report accused Moore of kissing and sexually touching a 14-year-old girl when he was 32. “If they believe this man is predatory, they are guilty of allowing him to exist for 40 years,” Henry said. “I think someone should prosecute...
  • MARK LEVIN Exposes WaPo Hit Piece on Judge Moore As Complete Fabrication

    11/10/2017 10:45:41 AM PST · by mojito · 55 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/10/2017 | Mark Levin & GWP Staff
    Mark asked his audience: How did the WaPo know there were four women, who they were, and how to contact them?… A Washington Post reporter just happens to be in Alabama talking to Roy Moore supporters… And he happens to hear what no one has reported in 38 years, no political opponents – No one… That Roy Moore, 38 years ago, made advances to teenage girls. Four of them. Now, the four girls do not know each other, they have never met. Yet the person who the Post reporter happened to run into and speak to, the person who supposedly...
  • CNN faces another racial discrimination lawsuit, lawyer says

    11/10/2017 10:42:06 AM PST · by ForYourChildren · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/09/2017 | Brian Flood
    The Atlanta lawyer whose racial discrimination suit against CNN was dismissed earlier this year says he is re-filing the class action case – this time with a new set of plaintiffs and even more alleged victims. The network news channel’s alleged racial discrimination is “as abhorrent as all of the sexual harassment cases that are rightfully now being prosecuted,” Daniel R. Meachum told Fox News. “Educated, well-intentioned, experienced and talented African-Americans are being discriminated against.” Celeslie Henley, a plaintiff in the first version, said she worked at CNN for seven years until she was allegedly fired after emailing the human...
  • The New Age of Trump Oil

    11/10/2017 10:36:22 AM PST · by brownwill6767 · 12 replies
    Recently, President Donald J. Trump joined Energy Industry Executives, members of Congress, and Cabinet Officials at the Department of Energy to deliver remarks on unleashing America’s boundless capacity for energy production. “We’re here today to usher in a new American energy policy,” he declared. The President explained that his focus isn’t so much on “energy independence,” but rather dominance. In fact, the program is being called “American Energy Domination.”
  • Developing world says rich nations shirking on climate

    11/10/2017 10:32:20 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | November 10, 2017 | by Marlowe Hood
    The failure of wealthy nations to deliver on short-term climate commitments could hinder the rollout of a landmark treaty, a bloc of 134 developing countries, including India and China, warned Thursday at UN negotiations in Bonn. The diplomatic spat has underscored the difficulty of reaching a consensus at the 196-nation talks. "If we do not respect decisions that we have made, then how can we build trust among the parties?" said Chen Zhihua, China's senior negotiator, referring to long-standing pledges by rich nations to enhance financial support and "revisit" targets for curbing greenhouse gas emissions before 2020. "And how can...
  • Senate GOP Campaign Arm Severs Financial Ties To Roy Moore

    11/10/2017 10:17:39 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 97 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 11/10/2017 | Lachlan Markey and Gideon Resnick
    A day after explosive allegations of sexual assault surfaced against Alabama senate candidate Roy Moore, the Republican Party’s senate campaign arm has severed financial ties with the embattled former state supreme court justice. A joint fundraising committee benefitting Moore and a handful of Republican Party organs filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission on Friday removing the National Republican Senatorial Committee as one of its beneficiaries. Going forward, the committee’s fundraising will benefit Moore’s Senate campaign, the Alabama Republican Party, and the Republican National Committee but not the NRSC. The NRSC’s removal from the account is the most concrete step...
  • LGBTQ Characters on U.S. TV at Record Highs

    11/10/2017 9:58:32 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 61 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | November 10, 2017 | by Reuters
    LOS ANGELES — The number of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer characters on U.S. television shows have reached record highs, and advocacy group GLAAD said on Thursday that their stories were more important than ever given moves in the United States to roll back LGBTQ acceptance. In it annual report on diversity on the small screen, GLAAD found 329 regular and recurring LGBTQ characters across all broadcast, cable and streaming TV platforms, including the first asexual and non-binary characters. GLAAD President Sarah Kate Ellis said TV was a critical place for the portrayal of LGBTQ characters and their lives....
  • Weekly Update: Comey’s Illegal Leak?

    11/10/2017 9:38:21 AM PST · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | November 10, 2017 | Tom Fitton
    Justice Department: Comey’s Leak to New York Times was Unauthorized, Compares to Wikileaks We Sue DOJ Over Comey’s Controversial Senate Testimony Happy Veterans Day Justice Department: Comey’s Leak to New York Times was Unauthorized, Compares to Wikileaks There are too many contradictions and curiosities in the James B. Comey affair for it to stay covered up forever. This week we announced that the Justice Department is now comparing former FBI Director Comey to WikiLeaks. After Comey was fired by President Trump on May 9, 2017, he gave the New York Times a February 14, 2017, memorandum written about a...
  • Sanders Urges DNC to Be More Transparent

    11/10/2017 9:13:29 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 16 replies ^ | Nov 10, 2017 | Cortney O'Brien
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), the purported victim of the DNC's rigged 2016 primary, has jotted down some thoughts on the Donna Brazile bombshell in a new op-ed. Brazile, the former acting DNC chair, released an excerpt from her new book "Hacks" last week detailing how the DNC already had side fundraising agreements with Hillary Clinton. She recalled being sick to her stomach having to call Sanders and tell him how the DNC was seemingly working behind the scenes for his opponent. In his response, Sanders, who had an inspired run against Clinton that lasted months longer than expected (many young...

    11/10/2017 9:04:15 AM PST · by drewh · 170 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 45 MINUTES AGO | BY CHRIS RIOTT
    One of President Donald Trump's most loyal insiders is the next target in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's sights. Hope Hicks, White House communications director, will be grilled by Mueller's team as early as next week, a source told Newsweek — and the questions will center on statements she helped produce about the campaign's contacts with Russian operatives during the 2016 election. At issue is a statement provided to the media just days after the election, when Hicks flatly denied any campaign member conducted meetings with Russian representatives.On thing is certain: Hicks's long established loyalty to Trump will certainly be tested....
  • Roy Moore’s Accuser Worked for Democratic Leaders and Is Actively Campaigning for Moore’s Opponent

    11/10/2017 8:44:11 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 127 replies
    We have just received information that one of the women accusing Alabama senatorial candidate Roy Moore of soliciting dates from her when she was a teenager and he was in his 30’s is not only a passionate progressive, but she has actually worked for the DNC and is actively campaigning for Moore’s opponent, Doug Jones. Deborah Wesson Gibson, aka Debbie Gibson, was named in the Washington Post article accusing Moore, and social media evidence makes clear that she is a fervent supporter of Jones and Democrats in general, and has even worked for the DNC. Wesson Gibson is a sign...
  • Oh Dear – Panama Papers Reveal Clinton Connection To Russia

    11/10/2017 8:42:57 AM PST · by detective · 13 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | April 7, 2016 | Sundance
    The revelations of the so-called Panama Papers that are roiling the world’s political and financial elites this week include important facts about Team Clinton. This unprecedented trove of documents purloined from a shady Panama law firm that arranged tax havens, and perhaps money laundering, for the globe’s super-rich includes juicy insights into how Russia’s elite hides its ill-gotten wealth. Almost lost among the many revelations is the fact that Russia’s biggest bank uses The Podesta Group as its lobbyist in Washington, DC. Though hardly a household name, this firm is well known inside the Beltway, not least because its CEO...
  • Judge dismisses lawsuit to force pursuit of more Hillary Clinton emails

    11/10/2017 8:28:09 AM PST · by Coronal · 18 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 9, 2017 | Todd Shepherd
    A federal judge in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia dismissed a case Thursday which would have compelled the State Department and the U.S. archivist to continue searching for emails from Hillary Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state in which she used a private email server and address. The case, brought by Cause of Action and Judicial Watch, didn’t stem from a Freedom of Information Act request, as is usually the case with those watchdog groups. Instead, the two groups were pressing the court to rely on a line from the Federal Records Act, which commands the archivist...
  • Alabama's only gay legislator: 'Men need to shut up' defending Roy Moore

    11/10/2017 8:17:36 AM PST · by deplorableindc · 74 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Nov. 10, 2017
    Alabama’s only openly gay legislator says she’s irritated to hear fellow state officials defend Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore, who was accused Thursday of romantically pursuing minors when he was in his 30s. “I hate to say this, but men need to shut up defending him and listen to the women's pain,” said Rep. Patricia Todd, a Democrat who Moore has dismissed in the past as a “liberal lesbian legislator.” “The cover seems to be ‘if it is true’ and I am so disappointed in my Republican peers who continue to support him,” Todd told the Washington Examiner. “We have...
  • [FLASHBACK] Mitt Romney and how he 'held down gay taunt student and chopped off his hair'

    11/10/2017 8:14:13 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | May 10, 2012 | By DANIEL BATES
    One of Mitt Romney's high school classmates says that the presumptive Republican presidential nominee was 'evil' in his younger years, and acted like he was a schoolboy gone mad 'like Lord Of The Flies'. The Romney camp was reeling after the revelations that he forcibly shaved the head of a high school classmate who was regularly taunted for being gay. The former governor of Massachusetts grabbed tearful John Lauber and hacked away with a pair of scissors because he thought his bleached blond hair was ‘wrong’. Mr Romney also supposedly mocked another student who was a closeted gay by shouting...
  • [FLASHBACK] Pro-Obama group blames Romney in woman's death

    11/10/2017 8:09:13 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    PolitiFact ^ | August , 2012 | By Jon Greenberg
    An ad from a pro-Obama super PAC suggests that Mitt Romney is responsible for a woman's death. The TV ad by Priorities USA Action has Joe Soptic, who has been used in Obama campaign ads, telling the story of what happened to his wife after Mitt Romney’s company, Bain Capital, closed the GST Steel plant where Soptic worked until 2001. On the screen are these words: "Mitt Romney and Bain Capital made millions for themselves and then closed this steel plant." Soptic says "I lost my health care. And my family lost their health care. And a short time after...
  • Trump Gives Hardline Trade Speech In Vietnam: We Are Not Going To Be Taken Advantage Of Anymore

    11/10/2017 8:06:06 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | November 10, 2017 | Ian Schwartz
    President Trump delivered a robust and forceful speech on international trade in an address Friday afternoon at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Da Nang, Vietnam. Trump told Asian leaders the U.S. "will not tolerate" trade abuses and lashed out at "unfair practices." Trump said he does not blame countries for "taking advantage" of the U.S. in trade deals, for that is their job, but he said it will no longer happen. He said the U.S. "did not do their job, but I will." "I do not blame China or any other country, of which there are many, for...