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  • Justice of the peace challenger focuses campaign on Twin Peaks shootout bonds(Waco)

    10/23/2018 7:08:49 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 1 replies
    WacoTrib ^ | 10/23/2018 | TOMMY WITHERSPOON
    W.H. "Pete" Peterson had just left church on May 17, 2015, and was on his way to his granddaughter's high school baccalaureate ceremony when he got the call of mass casualties during a biker brawl that shattered the otherwise calm of the Sunday afternoon. Like many others that day, Peterson, a Vietnam veteran and a 38-year law enforcement officer, was not prepared for what he saw at the Twin Peaks crime scene after rival biker groups and police officers were involved in the deadly shootout that left nine dead and 20 injured. As McLennan County Justice of the Peace for...
  • Jorge Ramos Defends Migrant Caravan on Fox News: ‘There’s No Invasion Here’

    10/23/2018 6:32:09 PM PDT · by familyop · 35 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | October 23, 2018 | John Binder
    Fox News on Monday hyped an interview with open borders advocate and Univision anchor Jorge Ramos,...Last year, Ramos declared that the U.S. belonged to Hispanic immigrants, not American citizens. “...Let me repeat this: Our country, not theirs. It is our country. And we are not going to leave,” Ramos said at the time. “We are nearly 60 million Latinos in the United States. And thanks to us, the United States eats, grows and, as we’ve seen today, sings and dances.”
  • THE FREEPER CANTEEN - Can You Identify These TV Show By Their Halloween Costumes? - Wed, 10-24-18

    10/23/2018 6:00:40 PM PDT · by LUV W · 60 replies
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  • New polling nightmare: Trump supporters 'won't say it out loud (from 2017)

    10/23/2018 5:55:27 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 40 replies ^ | Oct 4, 2017 | by Paul Bedard
    ... At Rasmussen Reports, which was the most accurate 2016 pollster, questions on Trump often see a spike in those who check "don't know." Francis Coombs, Rasmussen managing editor, said, "In most surveys, you generally get 4 or 5 percent who say they are undecided, but if you ask about a controversial issue, particularly one involving Trump, that figure often jumps to the high teens — 17 percent or 18 percent. That tells me that a lot of those people agree with the president but just aren't going to say it out loud."
  • Suspect in deadly robbery: “We were broke and needed money”

    10/23/2018 3:51:16 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 65 replies
    WTOL ^ | 22 OCT 18 | WTOL staff
    KAIT) - A woman whose boyfriend was shot and killed during Thursday's robbery of a Brookland vape shop told investigators she knew he was going to rob the store, but said they were "broke and needed money." Kory Taylor Kampmeyer, 25, of Bassett appeared in Craighead County District Court Friday where Judge David Boling found probable cause to charge her with aggravated robbery, a Class Y felony. According to the court documents, she said her boyfriend, 25-year-old Billy Carl Raines, had been talking about robbing places in Jonesboro because they were broke and needed money. On Thursday, the couple drove...
  • Betomania: O'Rourke Fans Make Some Cringeworthy Videos

    10/23/2018 10:56:43 AM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 23 replies
    Townhall ^ | 10/22/2018 | Lauretta Brown
    In addition to the multitude of flattering media profiles, O’Rourke has a series of odd fan-made videos that got some attention on Twitter Monday. These include a "Beto flash mob" version of the YMCA song and plenty of tributes from female fans.
  • Republicans lead in early ballot returns in Colorado. Only 159,312 people have voted so far.

    10/23/2018 10:27:13 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 36 replies
    Colorado Independent ^ | Oct 23, 2018 | Cory Hutchins
    Republicans in Colorado have cast 2,245 more votes than Democrats in the past week, leading the very early vote count, according to data released today by the Secretary of State. Voters turned in a total of 159,312 ballots by Oct. 23 at around 8:30 a.m., a small sample that might mean little when trying to draw any conclusions thus far. There are 3,282,947 active voters in Colorado who received ballots last week. Election Day is Nov. 6. So far, 57,695 Republicans have voted versus 55,450 Democrats and 44,300 unaffiliated voters. Voters between the ages of 61 and 70 voted more...
  • Poll: Indiana Senate Race Trending Towards Republican Mike Braun

    10/23/2018 9:39:19 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Oct 2018 | Sean Moran
    The Indiana Senate race continues to trend towards Hoosier businessman and Republican candidate Mike Braun over Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-IN), according to a poll released on Tuesday. An Indy Politics & Mason Strategies poll released on Tuesday found that Braun leads Donnelly by four points—47 to 43 percent—with Libertarian Lucy Brenton capturing three percent and seven percent of Hoosiers remain undecided. Josh Kelley, a campaign spokesman for Braun, said in a statement that Braun has the momentum on his side two weeks ahead of the November midterm election. “Mike Braun has all the momentum in this race because Hoosiers are...
  • FL: Republicans mailing in more ballots than Democrats; (Conservative) Lee County is No. 1

    10/23/2018 8:06:31 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 35 replies ^ | Oct 23, 2018 | Steve Bosquet
    It's still early, but there's no sign of a blue wave in the initial wave of mail ballot returns in Florida. Figures filed Wednesday with the state show that more Republicans than Democrats are returning their mail ballots, 20 days before Election Day. Nearly 2.6 million voters have been sent mail ballots — what used to be called absentee ballots — and 554,000 arrived through Tuesday. Republican mail ballot returns of 247,530 accounted for 45 percent of the total returns statewide, even though Republicans account for 35 percent of all voters. The Democratic returns of 207,171 accounted for 37 percent...
  • FL: More than 100,000 ballots cast on first day of early voting

    10/23/2018 6:50:02 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 40 replies
    The Capitolist ^ | Oct 23, 2018 | John Lucas
    Nearly 114,000 Florida voters took advantage of the first day of early voting Monday and cast ballots in one of 31 counties that opened early voting sites. Just over 50,000 of those early ballots were cast by Democrats compared to more than 45,500 submitted by Republicans. But the GOP still maintains a strong lead in the number of vote-by-mail ballots — a nearly 60,000 ballot lead. As of Tuesday morning, numbers compiled by the state Division of Elections shows 454,275 Republican voters have returned their mail-in ballots, while Democrats have returned 396,008. Despite the current lopsided lead the GOP holds...
  • India nationals illegally crossing the US-Mexico border in record numbers, pay smugglers up to $25G

    10/23/2018 3:22:05 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | Aug 10, 2018
    The surge of Central Americans crossing into the U.S. claiming asylum is no secret around the world. Just a snapshot of those caught entering on any given day is stunning – Nigeria, Romania, Nepal – in addition to the hundreds of Mexicans, Guatemalans and Hondurans. But one of the fastest-growing groups of illegal immigrants come not from the barrios of South America or the slums of Africa, but mega-sized cities in India – 8,000 miles away from the tiny town of El Centro, California, where a handful of Indian nationals are illegally entering the U.S. every day, officials say. "It's...
  • Early Voting Surges Across North Carolina, With Republicans Seeing Big Increase

    10/23/2018 1:58:10 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 18 replies
    WFAE ^ | Oct 22, 2018 | Steve Harrison
    After five days of early voting in North Carolina, turnout resembles early voting from the presidential election in 2016 – not a mid-term election. Even though there is no Senate race on the ballot, both Republicans and Democrats seem eager to cast a vote in a mid-term election that President Trump has said is a “referendum about me.” During the presidential election two years ago, 410,000 North Carolinians had voted after four days of early voting — with 13 days of early voting remaining. This year, nearly 431,000 people have voted after five days of early voting and with 13...
  • Should Mass. Pike remain elevated or come back to earth?

    10/23/2018 12:13:28 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | September 24, 2018 | Adam Vaccaro
    Talk to neighbors and transportation activists, and you’ll get pretty much the same answer: The best option for replacing the aging Massachusetts Turnpike viaduct in Allston is a new stretch of highway at ground level. Ask state Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack, who will make the final call, and, well, she’s still wondering if the state should just build another viaduct. Pollack will know more soon, when a consultant is expected to weigh in with a deep analysis of the options for the $1 billion-plus project to straighten the turnpike where it curls around an old rail yard in Allston, the...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Fort Campbell, Kentucky ~ 23 October 2018

    10/22/2018 6:02:37 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 56 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Fort Campbell, KentuckyFort Campbell is a United States Army installation located astraddle the Kentucky-Tennessee border between Hopkinsville, Kentucky, and Clarksville, Tennessee. Fort Campbell is home to the 101st Airborne Division and the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment. The fort is named after William Bowen Campbell, a former Tennessee governor and a Civil War Union brigadier general.Fort Campbell is proud to be the home of the only Air Assault Division in the world, the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). Fort Campbell is also the home of two Special Operations Command units, the...
  • Trump on migrant caravan: 'Onslaught of illegal aliens' represents 'disgrace' to the Dems

    10/22/2018 12:03:34 AM PDT · by ZeroToHero · 59 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/21/18 | Nicole Darrah
    President Trump tweeted on Sunday that border security officials continued their "full efforts ... to stop the onslaught of illegal aliens" attempting to travel to the U.S. southern border via a large migrant caravan — while also describing such caravans as "a disgrace to the Democrat Party." "People have to apply for asylum in Mexico first, and if they fail to do that, the U.S. will turn them away," Trump tweeted. "The courts are asking the U.S. to do things that are not doable!"
  • Blue Wave Collapsing? Early Voting Shows GOP Outpacing Dems In Key States

    10/22/2018 4:10:06 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 17 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 22 Oct 2018 | John Sexton
    This looks like another sign that the highly-anticipated blue wave could disappoint next month if it arrives at all. NBC News has looked at early voting data (provided by a company called TargetSmart) in eight states and found that GOP-affiliated voters are outpacing Democratic voters in seven of those. GOP-affiliated voters have surpassed Democratic-affiliated ones in early voting in Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Montana, Tennessee and Texas, the data showed. Only in Nevada have Democratic-affiliated voters exceeded Republican-affiliated voters so far in early voting, according to the data… The latest data suggests robust enthusiasm among early Republican voters that could...
  • Lawyer for indicted Russian firm says special counsel (Mueller) 'made up a crime'

    10/22/2018 4:08:47 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    ABC News ^ | 10/15/18
    **SNIP** In a hearing in a Washington, D.C. courtroom on Monday, Eric Dubelier of the American law firm Reed Smith argued that the case against the Russian consulting company known as Concord, which allegedly operated a “troll factory” in which the Russians created or stole the identities of hundreds of Americans online in order to sow discord and spread propaganda, should be dismissed. If people lying about who they are on the Internet and engaging in political speech is a crime, he argued, then every politician in America would be in prison. “This argument is beyond belief,” Dubelier said. “They...
  • Enthusiasm bump not reflected in early California voting (“leans Republican white and Older”)

    10/22/2018 12:11:01 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 9 replies
    The Fresno Bee ^ | Oct 22, 2018 | KATHLEEN RONAYNE Associated Press
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. Nearly 570,000 Californians have already voted in the November election. That's about 100,000 more than voted at this point in the 2014 election. But roughly 3 million more Californians received mail-in ballots this year, about 12.5 million people total. Political Data Inc., which tracks voter data, shows the early voting pool leans Republican, white and older. That's typical compared to past elections. Democrats are hoping for more enthusiasm among their voters to win competitive U.S. House seats.
  • Donnelly, Braun nearly even in Downs Center poll

    10/22/2018 11:35:31 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 16 replies ^ | Oct 22, 2018 | BRIAN FRANCISCO
    Democratic U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly leads Republican challenger Mike Braun by a single percentage point in polling results released Monday by the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics at Purdue University Fort Wayne. Donnelly is favored by 41 percent of likely voters, Braun by 40 percent and Libertarian Lucy Brenton by 8 percent, with 11 percent of respondents undecided. The poll of 816 likely voters was conducted Oct. 12 through 16 by SurveyUSA and has a 4.6 percent credibility interval, akin to margin of sampling error. "Whether Brenton is pulling more voters from one candidate than the other and who...
  • Michael Avenatti Lived the High Life While Owing Millions to IRS

    10/21/2018 7:27:17 PM PDT · by george76 · 21 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. ......