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  • Warren took DNA test to help rebuild “trust in government” [barf]

    10/21/2018 10:02:32 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 22, 2018 12:50 AM EDT | Verena Dobnik
    Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren said Sunday that she changed her mind recently and took a DNA test proving her heritage because Americans’ trust in government is “at an all-time low” and she wanted to help rebuild it by being transparent. The incumbent Massachusetts senator spoke at her second debate against Republican state Rep. Geoff Diehl in the U.S. Senate race. […] Ultimately, she said, she took a DNA test because she believes one way to rebuild trust in government is by posting her full family history online “so anybody can take a look. … I believe one way that...
  • Special counsel examines conflicting accounts as scrutiny of Roger Stone and WikiLeaks deepens

    10/21/2018 9:21:42 PM PDT · by Reverend Wright · 27 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Oct 21, 2018 | Carol Leonig
    In recent weeks, a grand jury in Washington has listened to more than a dozen hours of testimony and FBI technicians have pored over gigabytes of electronic messages as part of the special counsel’s quest to solve one burning mystery: Did longtime Trump adviser Roger Stone — or any other associate of the president — have advance knowledge of WikiLeaks’ plans to release hacked Democratic emails in 2016? While outwardly quiet for the last month, Robert S. Mueller III’s investigators have been aggressively pursuing leads behind the scenes about whether Stone was in communication with the online group, whose disclosures...
  • BREAKING: Trump to rally in Murphysboro (Illinois)

    10/21/2018 9:11:13 PM PDT · by Paul R. · 11 replies
    WPSDLocal6 ^ | 10/20/2018 | Krystle Callais
    MURPHYSBORO, IL. — U.S. Representative Mike Bost announced Sunday that President Donald Trump intends to visit Southern Illinois for a campaign rally on Saturday, October 27.
  • Trump to hold 'Big Texas Tailgater' ahead of Ted Cruz Houston rally

    10/21/2018 9:00:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    KXAN-TV ^ | October 21, 2018 | Chelsea Moreno
    HOUSTON (KXAN) -- President Trump is planning a Texas-sized tailgate before his Houston Make-America Great Again rally scheduled at the Houston Toyota Center on Monday. His campaign decided to host what they are calling the 'Big Texas Tailgater' after receiving 100,000 requests for tickets to the previously planned rally with Ted Cruz. The tailgate party will feature food trucks, music by the Marcus Eldridge Band and the Will Carter Band, appearances by Trump Campaign spokespeople and big screens to see President Trump’s speech. “Texas is big and so will be the turnout for our MAGA rally in Houston, Texas Monday,”...
  • Texas Border Patrol Chief Begs For Help as Over 12,000 Illegals Caught in Last Three Weeks (tr)

    10/21/2018 8:43:27 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 64 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | October 21, 2018 | Kristinn Taylor
    Thousands of illegal aliens are swarming the Texas border this month in advance of the migrant caravan marching through Mexico, prompting Chief Patrol Agent Manuel Padilla, Jr., the Customs and Border Patrol Sector Chief of the Rio Grande Valley, to beg for help dealing with the onslaught of illegal aliens, gang members and drug cartel smugglers. Just on Saturday over 700 illegal aliens were caught, with over 12,000 caught in the past three weeks. In addition, safe houses have been busted and drug smugglers intercepted by the overstretched CBP in the Rio Grande Valley. 16,000 “family units” were reported caught...

    10/21/2018 7:58:49 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 24 replies
    Republican Party of Florida ^ | October 21, 2018 | RP of FL
    **GILLUM FACTS** TEN REASONS WHY ANDREW GILLUM IS TOO RADICAL, TOO CORRUPT FOR FLORIDA TAMPA, FL- At tonight’s Florida Gubernatorial Debate hosted by CNN, Andrew Gillum tried to downplay his radical agenda and failed record as mayor of Tallahassee. The Republican Party of Florida has compiled ten reasons why Andrew Gillum is too radical and too corrupt to lead our state. 10 REASONS ANDREW GILLUM IS TOO RADICAL, TOO CORRUPT FOR FLORIDA 1. Saw Tallahassee’s Average Murder Rate Increase by 52% on his watch from 2010-2017. Gillum says he has provided exemplary leadership as a mayor, but in reality more...
  • Michael Avenatti Lived the High Life While Owing Millions to IRS

    10/21/2018 7:27:17 PM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 10.21.18 | Kate Briquelet
    As Michael Avenatti floats a 2020 presidential run, court records reveal the lawyer and his companies owed millions in unpaid taxes and judgments. ... questions over his finances remain—and could become a sore spot on the campaign trail, as creditors pursue him and his former companies. Both the Eagan Avenatti law firm and a shuttered Seattle coffee chain, which Avenatti says he no longer owns, owe millions in unpaid taxes and judgments.. ... Tax liens filed in Orange County also show that Avenatti has personally owed at least $1.2 million in federal taxes on top of the corporate debts. ......
  • Ben Sasse: We Need a President Who Does ‘Not Pretend That Beating Up a Reporter Is OK

    10/21/2018 6:13:01 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 64 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Oct 2018 | Pam Key
    Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) said President Donald Trump’s compliment of Rep. Greg Gianforte (R-MT) for assaulting a reporter last May was “not OK.” Sasse said, “I believe the First Amendment is the beating heart of the American experiment. We need to have a president who celebrates the First Amendment and not pretends that beating up a reporter is OK. What you hear from Nebraskans who also tune out most of the rallies is that there’s a short-term, long-term thing going on and feel that the president’s rhetoric is short-term playful. I don’t think...
  • Nevada Early/Absentee Voting Statistics

    10/21/2018 7:15:39 PM PDT · by Ravi · 35 replies
    NV Sos ^ | 10/21/18 | me
    See Comments if interested...
  • Processing the asylum seekers - lessons learned from the Department of Motor Vehicles. (vanity)

    10/21/2018 6:48:50 PM PDT · by penmack · 5 replies
    The Three-toed Sloth is considered to be the slowest moving mammal on earth. As such, it is a role model for the work efforts of state Department of Motor Vehicle (dmv) customer service representatives (csr's). You may not have a three-toed sloth in your backyard to study but we can learn some things from DMV csr's. First of all, they're incredibly slow. It takes them fifteen seconds to pickup a pencil. They are unresponsive to most environmental stimuli. People waiting in line may think there is a mannequin behind the counter or at least a person who consumes a lot...
  • 2018 November General Election Early Voting (all states tally)

    10/21/2018 6:01:53 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 51 replies
    Total number of ballots cast in all reporting jurisdictions: 4,710,599 Scroll down for a table of statistics on ballots returned and ballots requested or sent. This table has the most current tally of total returned ballots.
  • Democrats look to Latinos to provide midterm support

    10/21/2018 5:35:42 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 20 replies
    ap ^ | 10/21/2018 | NICHOLAS RICCARDI
    “They say it doesn’t do anything,” said Lugo, 56, a promoter for a footwear chain. “And it doesn’t matter who votes because (politicians) do whatever they want anyway.”Trump rode to his improbable victory in 2016 by winning a troika of Rust Belt states where there are relatively few Latinos. This was supposed to be the election Latinos struck back.Many Democrats presumed that Latinos, who are largely clustered in a handful of states, would be better-positioned to flex their muscles and punish the president for his actions and rhetoric targeting Latino immigrants — most recently when he pledged to send troops...
  • Pennsylvania Republican Party Election Update ("surpassed the Democrats ballots returned")

    10/21/2018 5:02:58 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 34 replies ^ | Sunday, October 21, 2018 | Val DiGiorgio
    ... As of Friday, we officially surpassed the Democrats in the number of absentee ballots returned. We have made an incredible push over the last weeks, and look to continue over the last week to increase our margins. Compared to this point in 2014, the Republican Party of Pennsylvania has doubled absentee returns. This is an incredible sign for us as we are now just over two weeks away from Election Day...
  • Gun Control Group Urging People to Text Authorities and Report Armed Citizens

    10/21/2018 4:54:51 PM PDT · by familyop · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 21, 2018 | AWR Hawkins
    The gun control group “Guns Down America” is asking citizens to send a text alerting authorities if they see an armed citizen near a polling area. They suggest their request is made out of concern of the political climate under President Trump.
  • The Trailer: The 2020 Democrats are already battling for the black vote

    10/21/2018 4:48:40 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 35 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 21,2018 | David Weigel
    GREENVILLE, S.C. — The chanting began moments after Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) arrived at Friday's get-out-the-vote rally at a black church: “The next president! The next president! The next president!” One day earlier, in Orangeburg, Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) plunged into a crowd of hundreds at Betty Henderson's annual Democratic Party cookout for a full hour of selfies, hugs and hundreds of black voters telling him to run for president. “Don't let that handsome man leave without taking a picture with me!” said Henderson, a longtime local party leader. The race for the first Southern primary, which has become a...
  • 'We Won't Be Broken.' Caravan of Migrants Sets Sights on U.S., Defying President Trump's Threats

    10/21/2018 4:18:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | October 21, 2018 | Ioan Grillo
    Lining up on the rocky bank of the Suchiate river, which runs along Mexico’s southern border with Guatemala, a thronging crowd from the migrant caravan shouted to their companions squatting on the international bridge. “Venganse,” they chanted, come on over. Minutes later, groups from the bridge poured down the hill to jump on rafts made with tires and crossed into Mexico. No police stopped them. With large numbers making it over the river into Mexico by late Saturday, participants from the caravan of Hondurans and other Central Americans settled temporarily in the plaza of this border city. Some lay exhausted,...
  • Liz Warren Says ICE ‘Not Making Us Safer’ After Agency Seized Enough Fentanyl to Kill 5M Americans

    10/21/2018 4:17:49 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Oct 2018 | John Binder
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren says the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency is “not making us safer” just weeks after ICE agents conducted a live-saving drug seizure. During a debate with her opponent, State Rep. Geoff Diehl (R-MA), Warren said ICE does not make the United States “safer,” moving back on her previous position that ICE should be abolished by now saying she wants to see the agency “reformed.” “I want to see this agency reformed,” Warren said. “Because an agency that can’t tell difference in the risk between a seven-year-old girl, between a woman going in for brain cancer surgery,...
  • No More Hope for Democrats

    10/21/2018 10:12:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies ^ | October 21, 2018 | Jeff Crouere
    Over the next several weeks, Americans will be going to the polls in the most eagerly anticipated and consequential mid-term election in our nation’s history. Voters will decide whether to continue the President’s agenda which includes cutting regulations and taxes, boosting our military, renegotiating our trade deals, and focusing on border security. This agenda has produced incredible economic results in less than two years. This week, the World Economic Forum rated the United States as the most competitive economy among the 140 countries ranked. This is the first time since 2008 that the United States has topped this important list....
  • Doctor Who takes on worst enemy yet as show tackles racism for the first time

    10/21/2018 4:06:26 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 62 replies
    Doctor Who is about to do battle with a new deadly enemy...racism. Sunday’s episode centres around Rosa Parks who refused to give up her seat in the “colored section” of an Alabama bus to a white passenger. The outcry over her 1955 arrest spark­­ed the start of the civil rights movement. In her latest adventure, Time Lord Jodie Whittaker lands in America’s Deep South as an evil alien tries to disrupt the historic confrontation. She and her team have to ensure the pivotal moment is not sabotaged. Sidekicks Ryan Sinclair and Yasmin Khan face discrimination as they are refused entry...
  • Michael Avenatti backs off Texas 'resistance' rally on same day as Trump's

    10/21/2018 3:56:53 PM PDT · by grayboots · 25 replies
    Washinton Examiner ^ | 10/21/2018 | Daniel Chaitin
    Michael Avenatti has backed off his pledge to hold a "resistance" rally in Texas on the same day President Trump holds one for Sen. Ted Cruz in Houston. As the Trump campaign announced that more than 100,000 requests were made for tickets for the event Monday, Avenatti told Geoff Bennett of NBC News that a scheduling conflict prevented him from holding a counter-rally. "It's Beto's show because it's his race," Avenatti was quoted as saying, referring to Cruz's Democratic challenger, Rep. Beto O'Rourke. Early last month, Avenatti, who is the lawyer to porn star Stormy Daniels, said he would hold...