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  • Illinois Morgue Smells, Prompting Calls for Upgrades

    06/17/2018 3:24:00 AM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | 6/15/18
    The odor of decomposing bodies has renewed calls to replace a county morgue in northern Illinois. The Daily Herald reports the Kane County morgue only has room for two bodies in its freezer. The facility has seen a sudden influx of decomposing bodies over the past few weeks. Officials have been storing the bodies in coolers, which doesn't completely mask the smell. Employees in neighboring buildings have started to complain.
  • No Judges Confirmed This Week

    06/16/2018 2:18:17 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 7 replies
    This will be a weekly post. Count remains at 42.
  • Texas woman sentenced five years in prison for casting ballot while ineligible to vote

    06/15/2018 5:12:11 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 31 replies
    CBS News ^ | 6/15/2018 | Staff
    A Texas woman plans to challenge a judge's decision to deny her a new trial after sentencing her to five years in prison for voter fraud. Crystal Mason was convicted in March of voting illegally in the 2016 presidential election. Texas law makes the 43-year-old ineligible to vote because she was on probation for tax fraud. Mason says she didn't know about that law. When Mason showed up to vote last November, her name wasn't on the voter roll, so she was asked to fill out and sign a provisional ballot. That's when elections workers discovered she was a convicted...
  • Republican Establishment Punishes Virginia GOP For Choosing Corey Stewart

    06/15/2018 2:06:08 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 36 replies ^ | 6/15/18 | Shane Trejo
    When the Republican Party elite don’t get their way, they will often retaliate, and that is what we are seeing in Virginia right now. After Corey Stewart defeated his establishment-backed opponent Nick Freitas by a narrow margin in the Republican primary race for US Senate earlier this week, the Republican establishment is now punishing Virginia for its choice. According to the Bull Elephant, Americans for Prosperity (AFP) spent $2.6 million in Virginia on behalf of establishment Republican Ed Gillespie as he tried to defeat Ralph Northam for Governor last year. They will be withholding their big money for Stewart, whose...
  • GOP muscles judicial election change into redistricting bill

    06/15/2018 1:59:38 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 9 replies ^ | 6/12/18 | MARK SCOLFORO
    HARRISBURG — Republicans in the Pennsylvania Senate on Tuesday moved to capitalize on the political momentum behind adopting a less partisan redistricting system to overhaul how state appeals judges are elected, drawing howls of protest from Democrats. The GOP majority muscled provisions into a redistricting bill so that appeals court judges would be elected by district, rather than statewide. The measure would address long-standing Republican complaints that candidates from the Philadelphia and Pittsburgh regions win a disproportionate share of statewide judicial races, compared to candidates from the rest of the state. The vote was 31-18, with every Democrat and two...
  • How Donald Trump Shivved a Compromise GOP Immigration Bill

    06/15/2018 11:57:18 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 47 replies ^ | 6/15/18 | John T. Bennett
    Senior White House officials worked with House Republicans for weeks on a compromise immigration measure, but were careful to avoid saying anything publicly that would sink the measure. That changed Friday morning when President Donald Trump walked out to the White House’s North Lawn. House Republicans reached agreement on a sweeping immigration overhaul measure after conservatives, moderates and leaders negotiated behind closed doors for weeks — with White House legislative affairs director Marc Short also involved. Members said Thursday they had reached a deal to vote on two measures: a measure favored by conservatives and a compromise version in which...
  • The Ignorant, Godless Left Can’t Help Themselves

    06/15/2018 5:15:04 AM PDT · by DWW1990 · 9 replies ^ | 6/14/2018 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    It seems the Republican National Committee’s cash advantage over the Democratic National Committee is even more pronounced than the numbers—$43.8 million to $3.4 million—indicate. As long as democrats like Nancy Pelosi vainly continue to attempt to ignore, downplay, or even bad-mouth good to excellent to record breaking economic numbers—and in the process be-clown themselves—the RNC will have to spend next to nothing when it comes to creating ads for the midterm elections. Pelosi, in particular, is the gift that keeps on giving to the GOP. Cementing herself as one of our nation’s most morally and economically ignorant citizens, just prior...
  • IG refers five FBI employees for investigation, as more anti-Trump messages revealed

    06/14/2018 5:03:56 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/14/2018 | Brooke Singman
    The Justice Department inspector general has referred five FBI employees for investigation in connection with politically charged texts, revealing in its report on the Hillary Clinton email case that more bureau officials than previously thought were exchanging anti-Trump messages. The long-awaited report largely dealt with the Justice Department and FBI's handling of the Clinton case but uncovered numerous messages that “appeared to mix political opinion with discussions about the MYE investigation." MYE, or "Midyear Exam," was the code used in the FBI to refer to the investigation into Clinton’s private email server. “Some of these text messages and instant messages...
  • This IG Report is Devastating for the FBI; The Next One Will be Even Worse (excellent analysis)

    06/14/2018 3:28:37 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 76 replies ^ | 6/14/18 | David Blackmon
    Now, what this report does a great job of is setting the stage for the next report, which will be the climax of Horowitz’s work. It’s like Act I of a three act play. Here is the scene it sets:
  • GOP Senate nominees Cramer, Stewart sought support of extreme anti-gay group (here come the smears!)

    06/14/2018 2:31:32 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 16 replies ^ | 6/14/18 | Andrew Kaczynski
    Two Republican Senate nominees sought and received the support of an anti-LGBT group that links homosexuality to pedophilia and defends conversion therapy. North Dakota's Kevin Cramer and Virginia's Corey Stewart, who both won the Republican nomination in their respective states on Tuesday, filled out a "Senate Candidate Survey" for the group Public Advocate of the United States. The survey asks eight questions about a candidate's positions on LGBT issues, including whether a candidate would "oppose all efforts to make public restrooms and changing-rooms unsafe through so-called 'Transgender Bathrooms' legislation and regulations - which have the effect of encouraging and protecting...
  • Legal challenge launched in Ken Bennett's bid for Arizona governor (McCain's machine takes action!)

    06/14/2018 2:27:17 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 14 replies ^ | 6/14/18 | Howard Fiscner
    Political allies of incumbent Gov. Doug Ducey are going to court to keep him from having to face a challenger in the Republican primary. A lawsuit filed by attorney Kory Langhofer cites a laundry list of what he says are irregularities and mistakes in the petitions submitted by Ken Bennett in his bid for the GOP nomination. The allegations range from signatures that do not match what is on voter registration rolls and the failure of signers to also print their names to incomplete or illegible addresses. There also are complaints that some petitions were not properly verified, meaning all...
  • Corey Stewart does divide -- but like Trump, can conquer

    06/14/2018 3:51:21 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 24 replies ^ | 6/14/18 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Corey Stewart, Virginia’s voter-chosen Republican to fight for Democrat Tim Kaine’s U.S. Senate seat, is a divisive guy who calls it like it is, cares little for political correctness and who finds himself in frequent defensive stand-offs with a hostile press. In other words, he has a really good chance of winning this November. snip But all that, in this political climate, means zero-to-nothing. Stewart’s a guy whose entire political career with the Board of Supervisors in Prince William County, Virginia, has stirred pots of controversy. For instance: He was the face of hate to the left during the widely...
  • Mitch McConnell to Kentucky Gov. Bevin: Stay home and run for re-election

    06/14/2018 3:36:23 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 20 replies ^ | 6/13/18 | Lesley Clark And Daniel Desrochers
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is making it clear: He wants Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, a potential re-election rival, to stay home. Bevin, a Republican, has yet to say whether he will seek a second term in 2019, prompting speculation he's interested in unseating McConnell in 2020 — or that he's hoping for a Trump administration gig. McConnell made it plain in an interview with the Lexington Herald-Leader that he'd prefer Bevin run for another four year term as governor. "I hope he runs for re-election and finishes the job by serving the full eight years that are allowed under...
  • ‘This is the new Republican Party’ (Politico laments)

    06/14/2018 3:16:55 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 38 replies ^ | 6/13/18 | EDWARD-ISAAC DOVERE
    The final GOP holdouts to Donald Trump whimper into oblivion. Put a blond combover on the elephant. Take down the pictures of Abraham Lincoln and Ronald Reagan. It’s over. It’s Donald Trump’s GOP. The anti-Trump candidates are fleeing, and the ones who stick around are getting trampled. The chill has gone out among whoever’s left: there’s no more speaking up, and if there is, it’s just for the sake of a speech, a protest quote that quickly disappears. They chalk it up to party loyalty, or staying unified for the midterms. They say they still believe in the principles, but...
  • He’s pro-incest, pedophilia, and rape. He’s also running for Congress from his parents’ house

    06/14/2018 12:55:43 AM PDT · by OneVike · 40 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 2 | Eli Rosenberg
    Seriously, the Democrat party should embrace this guy as their poster child candidate. ======================================= He believes in instituting a patriarchal system, with women under the authority of men; he supports abolishing age restrictions for marriage and laws against marital rape; he believes that white supremacy is a “system that works,” that Hitler was a “good thing for Germany,” and that incest should be legalized, at least in the context of marriage. And at one point in a conversation with The Post, he seemed to express admiration for the system run by the Taliban in Afghanistan, noting that the country’s birthrate...
  • Senate GOP campaign arm has no plans to endorse Republican nominee in Virginia

    06/13/2018 2:23:06 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 63 replies ^ | 6/13/18 | Jordain Carney
    The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) has no plans to endorse Corey Stewart, the party's Senate nominee in Virginia, the group's chairman said Wednesday. "We have a big map, right now we are focused on Florida, North Dakota, Missouri, Indiana. I don’t see Virginia in it," Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), who leads the Senate GOP campaign arm, told CNN.
  • MARK SANFORD: We Ned More Takedowns

    06/13/2018 6:56:42 AM PDT · by DIRTYSECRET · 34 replies
    I'm happy the looker took him out. He had no business being a Kasich wannabe regarding Trump. Stick a fork in him-he's done. On the other hand I'm glad he was forgiven when he won back his old House seat. Most of us men can only dream to be hopelessly in love like he was, giving up everything. Hurt a lot of family members but it happens all the time. Men AND women. He'll never miss a meal in his remaining years and there will be plenty of them to reflect. I say thank him for his conservative service.
  • It's Trump's night as his candidates sweep GOP primaries

    06/13/2018 8:56:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/13/2018 | Rick Moran
    Donald Trump erased all doubts about who owns the Republican Party on Tuesday night as several Trump-backed candidates swept to victory in GOP primaries. Primaries were held in Maine, South Carolina, Virginia, Nevada, and North Dakota.  Po-Trump candidates win crucial races.  The most notable among Trump's victories occurred in South Carolina, where former governor and current GOP incumbent Congressman Mark Sanford, a bitter critic of the president, went down to defeat. CBS: In the most dramatic result in primaries across five states Tuesday, Sanford was the second incumbent House Republican to lose a primary this year – and the latest victim of...
  • Dennis Hof, Nevada's most famous pimp, wins GOP primary

    06/13/2018 4:12:33 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 42 replies
    AP ^ | 6/13/18 | Michelle L. Price
    Pimp Dennis Hof, the owner of half a dozen legal brothels in Nevada and star of the HBO adult reality series "Cathouse," won a Republican primary for the state Legislature on Tuesday, ousting a three-term lawmaker. Hof defeated hospital executive James Oscarson. He'll face Democrat Lesia Romanov in November, and will be the favored candidate in the Republican-leaning Assembly district. Hof celebrated his win at a party in Pahrump with Hollywood Madam Heidi Fleiss at his side. "It's all because Donald Trump was the Christopher Columbus for me," Hof told the Associated Press in a phone call. "He found the...
  • Trump: Mark Sanford MIA and nothing but trouble, better off in Argentina

    06/12/2018 1:53:22 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 22 replies ^ | 6/12/18 | Donald J. Trump
    Mark Sanford has been very unhelpful to me in my campaign to MAGA. He is MIA and nothing but trouble. He is better off in Argentina. I fully endorse Katie Arrington for Congress in SC, a state I love. She is tough on crime and will continue our fight to lower taxes. VOTE Katie!