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  • Fox News Poll: Jones leads Moore by 8 points in Alabama Senate race

    11/16/2017 6:45:43 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 100 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 16, 2017 | Dana Blanton
    Alabama voters want a candidate who will represent their state with honor -- and they think Doug Jones has strong moral character and Roy Moore doesn’t....    Jones is up by eight points over Moore among Alabama likely voters, 50 percent vs. 42 percent, in a Fox News Poll conducted Monday through Wednesday evenings.  His lead is outside the poll’s margin of sampling error (±3.5 percentage points).  Nine percent are undecided or plan to vote for someone else. Alabama voters decide who will fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions in a December 12 special election. ...
  • Woman with crude anti-Trump truck decal arrested

    11/16/2017 7:18:57 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 16, 2017 10:01 PM EST | David Warren
    The driver of a pickup displaying an expletive-filled message to President Donald Trump and his supporters in the Houston area was arrested Thursday on an outstanding warrant. Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office records show Karen Fonseca was arrested about 2 p.m. Thursday on an outstanding fraud warrant issued in August by the Rosenberg Police Department. She remained in the county jail Thursday night with bond set at $1,500. A sheriff’s spokesman has not answered a message seeking details behind the warrant. Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls had threatened Fonseca with a disorderly conduct charge over the decal. However, District...
  • CNN Panel Brushes Aside Franken Allegations to Knock Moore; ‘He Was Just a Comedian’

    11/16/2017 5:38:25 PM PST · by Kaslin · 60 replies ^ | November 16, 2017 | Curtis Houck
    A Thursday afternoon CNN Newsroom panel showcased political tribalism as three liberal journalists downplayed the disturbing sexual misconduct allegations against Democratic Senator Al Franken (Minn.) by harping on the fact that Franken was “just a comedian” while those against Roy Moore and President Trump were far more serious. “But just out of the gate, the fact that you have Gloria, you know, Mitch McConnell and Chuck Schumer, right, from the left and right, both saying there needs to be an ethics investigation. I realize that this was years and years ago, this story, and he was a private citizen at...
  • The gun numbers: just 3% of American adults own a collective 133m firearms

    11/16/2017 4:18:00 PM PST · by BackRoads775 · 98 replies ^ | Wednesday 15 November 2017 02.00 EST | Lois Beckett
    You’ve heard the statistics before: Americans have more guns per head than any nation on earth – along with gun violence rates that are dramatically higher than other rich, developed countries. But these big-picture facts can be misleading. Not every American is packing heat and gun violence is intensely concentrated in small neighbourhoods. Here’s a look at the dramatic concentration of America’s guns – and America’s violence:
  • School nixes boy's 'Fake News' T-shirt on field trip to CNN

    11/16/2017 1:07:33 PM PST · by DFG · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/16/2017 | Brian Flood
    A Georgia family is under fire for allowing a seventh grader to wear a T-shirt that mocked liberal news network CNN on a school field trip to CNN’s Atlanta headquarters -- but the boy's parents think the school violated the First Amendment by making their son take it off. Nancy and Stan Jester, of Dekalb, are both local elected officials, she a county commissioner and he is a member of the local school board. Their son, seventh-grader Jaxon, wore a shirt mocking the CNN logo as “FNN” with the caption, “Fake News Network.”
  • Chelsea Handler To Juanita Broaddrick: I Believe Bill Clinton Raped You

    11/15/2017 9:09:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | November 15, 2017 | Chuck Ross
    Liberal comedian Chelsea Handler apologized on Wednesday to the Arkansas woman who accused Bill Clinton of raping her in a Little Rock hotel room in the 1970s. “I apologize to you for not knowing your story,” Handler told Juanita Broaddrick on Twitter. “I believe you,” she added. Handler, a Hillary Clinton supporter, was responding to a tweet Broaddrick posted over the weekend in which she called out the celebrity for ignoring her allegations about Clinton. Broaddrick, a retired nursing executive, alleged that Clinton, who then served as Arkansas’ attorney general, raped her in a Little Rock hotel room in 1978...
  • Two more women describe unwanted overtures by a Roy Moore at Alabama Mall

    Gena Richardson says she was a high school senior working in the men’s department of Sears at the Gadsden Mall when a man approached her and introduced himself as Roy Moore. “He said, ‘You can just call me Roy,’ ” says Richardson, who says this first encounter happened in the fall of 1977, just before or after her 18th birthday, as Moore, then a 30-year-old local attorney, was gaining a reputation for pursuing young women at the mall in Gadsden, Ala. His overtures caused one store manager to tell new hires to “watch out for this guy,” another young woman...
  • Roy Moore faces another woman accusing him of sexual misconduct

    11/15/2017 4:10:07 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 80 replies
    msn ^ | November 15, 2017 | Rebecca Shabad
    Roy Moore, the GOP Senate candidate in Alabama, faces another woman accusing him of sexual misconduct. She says that in the early 1990s, he grabbed her buttocks during a meeting at his law office. Tina Johnson, who was 28 years old in 1991, told, that she went to Moore's law office in Gadsden, Alabama with her mother. "He kept commenting on my looks, telling me how pretty I was, how nice I looked," Johnson told the news outlet. "He was saying that my eyes were beautiful." She said she was at Moore's office to sign over custody of her...
  • Political History Laughs: Sen. Kerry: Nation is 'Polarized' - The challenger on...

    11/15/2017 7:09:31 PM PST · by lefty-lie-spy · 26 replies
    NBC News ^ | 11/1/2004 | Tom Brokaw
    I stumbled across this and had a wonderful laugh. This is an interview Tom Brokaw did with John Kerry just before the election in 2004 when he F-in' lost miserably to George W. Bush. Enjoy the historical laughs.
  • Two more women describe unwanted overtures by Roy Moore at Alabama mall

    11/15/2017 5:36:57 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 113 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 15 ,2017 | By Stephanie McCrummen, Beth Reinhard and Alice Crites
    Gena Richardson says she was a high school senior working in the men’s department of Sears at the Gadsden Mall when a man approached her and introduced himself as Roy Moore. “He said, ‘You can just call me Roy,’ ” says Richardson, who says this first encounter happened in the fall of 1977, just before or after her 18th birthday, as Moore, then a 30-year-old local attorney, was gaining a reputation for pursuing young women at the mall in Gadsden, Ala. His overtures caused one store manager to tell new hires to “watch out for this guy,” another young woman...
  • Science proves kids are bad for Earth. Morality suggests we stop having them.

    11/15/2017 11:54:55 AM PST · by C19fan · 121 replies
    NBC News ^ | November 15, 2017 | Travis Rieder
    A startling and honestly distressing view is beginning to receive serious consideration in both academic and popular discussions of climate change ethics. According to this view, having a child is a major contributor to climate change. The logical takeaway here is that everyone on Earth ought to consider having fewer children. Although culturally controversial, the scientific half of this position is fairly well-established. Several years ago, scientists showed that having a child, especially for the world’s wealthy, is one of the worst things you can do for the environment. That data was recycled this past summer in a paper showing...
  • NRSC poll: Moore trails Jones by 12 (outlier?)

    11/15/2017 12:42:25 PM PST · by Signalman · 54 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/15/17 | Alex Isenstadt
    Republican Roy Moore is trailing Democrat Doug Jones by 12 points in the Alabama special Senate election, according to a poll conducted by the National Republican Senatorial Committee after five women accused Moore of pursuing them as teenagers. Jones led Moore 51 to 39 percent, according to the survey taken Sunday and Monday. The NRSC withdrew its support for Moore after the Washington Post published the first allegations against Moore on Thursday, and the group’s chairman, Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) said Moore should be expelled from the Senate if he wins on Dec. 12.
  • Atlanta will be Amazon's new home

    11/15/2017 8:49:54 AM PST · by RegulatorCountry · 69 replies
    Sperling's Best Places ^ | November 15, 2017 | Sperling's Best Places
    November 15, 2017 - It's been two months since Amazon announced they will be searching for a site for their new co-headquarters, resulting in hundreds of applications and endless speculation. Now we have the answer. Trust us - it's going to be Atlanta. So says the collective wisdom of urbanists, researchers, pundits and publications. The team at Sperling's BestPlaces collected 18 of the most reputable lists and rankings of potential Amazon HQ2 locations. Using those rankings, we created one huge super-study which tallied how each location performed and from that, we generated a score for each place. Sperling's Amazon HQ...
  • House Dems introduce articles of impeachment against Trump

    11/15/2017 8:06:09 AM PST · by Hadean · 116 replies ^ | Nov. 15, 2017 | John Bowden
    Several House Democrats introduced articles of impeachment targeting President Trump on Wednesday, asserting that Trump has violated the Constitution. Democratic Reps. Steve Cohen (Tenn.), Luis Gutiérrez (Ill.), Al Green (Texas), Adriano Espaillat (N.Y.), Marcia Fudge (Ohio) and John Yarmuth (Ky.) said the five articles of impeachment come out of concern for the country's national security. "We believe that President Trump has violated the Constitution, and we've introduced five articles of impeachment," Cohen said at a press conference.
  • EU willing to increase resources to counter Russian interference

    11/14/2017 10:07:37 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    EurActiv ^ | Nov 14, 2017 | Jorge Valero
    Following developments in Eastern Europe and Catalonia, EU foreign affairs ministers pledged more resources to fight against foreign interference in Europe, in particular coming from Russian actors. […] Propaganda and disinformation activities generated and multiplied by foreign actors based in Russia have become a concern, primarily in Ukraine and eastern EU member states. But following a swathe of fake news stories during the French elections and, more recently, during the Catalan crisis, ministers agreed that more needs to be done to counter this new type of threat aimed at destabilizing the bloc. After referring to the Catalan example, Spanish Foreign...
  • Claire McCaskill: I was sexually harassed as an intern in Congress

    11/14/2017 7:22:37 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 87 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/14/2017 | by Laura Barrón-López
    Sen. Claire McCaskill on Tuesday said she was sexually harassed when she interned in Congress more than 40 years ago. The Missouri Democrat made the disclosure to reporters when asked if she thinks the environment is changing on Capitol Hill, given increased calls by lawmakers for mandated training to prevent sexual harassment. "Well I don't know, I will tell you I interned here in college and I was definitely sexually harassed as an intern in Congress back in the summer of 1974," McCaskill said, standing just off the Senate floor. "I was definitely sexually harassed." McCaskill has said before that...
  • Steve Bannon And Allies Have Second Thoughts About Roy Moore, Sources Say

    11/14/2017 3:51:30 PM PST · by Alter Kaker · 147 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 11/14/2017 | Lachlan Markay and Asawin Suebsaeng
    Donald Trump’s former chief strategist Steve Bannon is keeping the door open to ditching Roy Moore as the sexual-assault allegations against the Alabama Republican Senate candidate continue to pile up.
  • The Justice Department shouldn’t even be considering prosecuting Hillary Clinton

    11/14/2017 1:18:54 PM PST · by SSS Two · 52 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 14 at 3:50 PM | Barbara McQuade
    The Justice Department’s declaration that Attorney General Jeff Sessions is considering appointing a special counsel to investigate Hillary Clinton in response to demands by Republicans should alarm anyone who cares about the independence of the department. On Monday, news broke that the department had sent a written response to letters from House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), requesting investigations into “a plethora of matters connected to the 2016 election and its aftermath.” Sessions confirmed the content of the DOJ letter during his testimony Tuesday before the House Judiciary Committee. Goodlatte’s letter reads like a laundry list of Republican grievances about...
  • Democrats concerned Trump too 'unstable' to be trusted with nukes

    11/14/2017 12:07:10 PM PST · by Zakeet · 59 replies
    CNN ^ | November 14, 2017 | Zachary Cohen
    Congressional lawmakers raised concerns about President Donald Trump's ability to use nuclear weapons during a hearing Capitol Hill Tuesday amid bipartisan anxiety over launch process procedures and indications that the administration has considered the option of a first strike on North Korea. Members of the Senate foreign affairs committee called into question a decades-old presidential authority to deploy nuclear weapons in what was the first congressional hearing on nuclear authorization in decades. "We are concerned that the President of the United States is so unstable, is so volatile, has a decision-making process that is so quixotic that he might order...
  • MSNBC host has perfectly logical reason for not covering Menendez trial

    11/14/2017 11:05:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Hot ^ | November 14, 2017 | JAZZ SHAW
    Today the jurors in the corruption trial of Senator Bob Menendez (D – NJ) will go back to work on orders of the judge, seeking to break what appears to be heading for a deadlock. Of course, if you don’t read conservative blogs or watch Fox News, you probably didn’t know that. There’s been a vacuum in terms of coverage on the major networks and most of cable news. One glaring example of this is MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell, who freely admits that he hasn’t mentioned the trial once since it began.Why is that? He was actually asked about it...