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  • Judge rules deputy had duty to protect Parkland students, refuses to toss lawsuit

    12/12/2018 2:37:15 PM PST · by jazusamo · 39 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 12, 2018 | Terry Spencer & Curt Anderson-AP
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A judge has rejected a deputy’s claim that he had no duty to confront the gunman during the school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Refusing to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the parent of a victim, Broward Circuit Judge Patti Englander Henning found after a hearing Wednesday that ex-deputy Scot Peterson did have a duty to protect those inside the school where 17 people died and 17 were wounded on Feb. 14. Video and other evidence shows Peterson, the only armed officer at the school, remained outside while shots rang out. The negligence lawsuit was filed by...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,EST,12NOONPM-3PM,M-F,WOR AM,December 12,2018

    12/12/2018 8:29:12 AM PST · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | December 12, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    Good Morning/Afternoon,MEGAHUMPDayGreetingsDITTOS!
  • Trump Forces Chuck and Nancy to Debate Him in Front of America, They Didn't Like It

    12/11/2018 11:32:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 183 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 11, 2018 | Katie Pavlich
    For the first time since the 2018-midterm elections, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi met with President Trump at the White House Tuesday. Their meeting was originally supposed to be closed press, but that all changed when the White House press pool was invited into the Oval Office to broadcast their remarks. President Trump started the meeting by thanking Pelosi and Schumer for showing up and made his case for additional border security. "I am proud to shut down the government over border security," Trump said. "I will take the mantle." "They're pouring into our...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WOR AM,December 11,2018

    12/11/2018 8:59:11 AM PST · by Biggirl · 6 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | December 11, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    Good Morning/Afternoon,MEGARushReadyToRingInTheHolidaysWithEIBExcellenceDITTOS!
  • Frederica Wilson never got an apology from John Kelly. She got nooses from critics.

    12/11/2018 8:56:34 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 15 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | December 10, 2018 | Alex Daugherty
    Frederica Wilson says she never received an apology from outgoing White House chief of staff John Kelly after he falsely attacked her. Instead, she’s received death threats and nooses in the mail over the past year. The Miami congresswoman was part of a national firestorm a year ago when she criticized President Donald Trump’s handling of a phone call with the widow of La David Johnson, a constituent of Wilson’s who was killed under mysterious circumstances during a military operation in Niger. In response, Kelly took the unusual step of addressing the national media from the White House briefing room...
  • More than 6000 mail-in ballots in Florida were not counted: officials

    12/11/2018 1:53:54 AM PST · by SMGFan · 80 replies
    the hill ^ | December 10, 2018
    More than 6,000 mailed ballots in Florida went uncounted in November's midterm elections, according to a report by the Associated Press. Officials at the Florida Department of State informed a federal judge last week that 6,670 ballots that were mailed in ahead of the November 6 midterm election were left uncounted because they arrived after Election Day. Ballots mailed inside the U.S. must reach election offices by 7 p.m. on Election Day under current Florida law. It is not yet clear why the ballots did not make it to the election offices on time. According to The Associated Press, the...
  • Top Dem Says There Hasn't Been 'Adequate Justification' for Troops to Be at the Border

    Rep. Adam Smith (D-Wash.), the presumed incoming chairman for the House Armed Services Committee, voiced his extreme displeasure after the Department of Defense extended the deployment of active-duty service members on the U.S.-Mexico border. They will stay at the border until January 31.The Department of Homeland Security requested the extension due to the “ongoing threat” of large, and sometimes violent, migrant caravans.“I continue to strongly question the deployment of U.S. military service members at our southern border. Furthermore, the decision to extend this deployment to the end of January 2019 is not a responsible use of Department of Defense resources...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WOR AM, December 10,2018

    12/10/2018 8:05:54 AM PST · by Biggirl · 11 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | December 10, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    Good Morning/Afternoon, MEGAIAmBackForGoodDITTOS!
  • Rubio can't say whether he supports Trump picks for U.N., attorney general

    12/09/2018 2:25:39 PM PST · by conservative98 · 28 replies
    CBS News ^ | Dec 9, 2018 | KATHRYN WATSON
    [CUT - On Bill Barr:] "Well, I can't comment on whether I support [Barr] or not yet. I haven't even begun to review his qualifications or his record in the past," Rubio said Sunday. "I know he's been through the Senate process before. I'm going to watch the Judiciary process very closely. At the appropriate time I'll meet with the nominee and get my own take on it, and then I'll have a decision to make. I generally do not support nominees, for the most part, unless I know them personally [CUT - On Heather Nauert:] “Does she have detailed...
  • Rubio on Impeachment: The President Is Not Above the Law

    12/09/2018 1:16:10 PM PST · by conservative98 · 102 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 9, 2018 | Pam Key
    Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) said if President Donald Trump did direct his lawyer Michael Cohen to commit federal campaign finance felonies, he was not “above the law.”
  • Sen. Ted Cruz, others announce bill to fund $25 billion border wall

    12/06/2018 11:25:55 AM PST · by BeauBo · 203 replies
    KXAN ^ | 6 Dec 2018 | Tulsi Kamath
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz with three other senators introduced a bill Wednesday that is aimed at fully funding a wall along the US-Mexico border... The WALL Act would fully fund the border wall by closing existing loopholes that provide illegal immigrants with federal benefits and tax credits, without affecting the benefits and tax credits used by Americans.
  • New York Democrat Gillibrand mocked for saying future is 'female' and 'intersectional'

    12/06/2018 10:42:13 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 6, 2018 | Lukas Mikelionis
    The future may be female, but critics say Kirsten Gillibrand's role may be limited. The Democratic U.S. senator from New York was widely mocked Wednesday after saying the future is “female” and “intersectional,” in a wink to the progressive wing of her party. “Our future is: Female, Intersectional, Powered by our belief in one another. And we’re just getting started,” Gillibrand wrote in a tweet. Critics claimed Gillibrand was trying to pander to progressives ahead of a likely run for president in 2020, looking to portray herself as a feminist firebrand. U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., for one, fired back...
  • Miami Migrant-Asylum Denials Hit 18-Year High in 2018, Data Shows

    12/06/2018 7:15:09 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 2 replies
    MiamiNewTimes ^ | December 6, 2017 | Jerry Iannelli
    .... immigration-asylum applications in Miami were denied at rates virtually unseen in two decades, according to data released today by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), a group at Syracuse University. Immigration officials denied 86 percent of asylum applications during the 2018 fiscal year.... That's the highest denial rate in Miami since at least 2001... ... the nation saw a massive spike in asylum and immigration-court decisions in 2018, which suggests the Trump administration is pushing courts to churn through immigration cases much faster. Most of the new decisions were denials. TRAC noted that, though denial rates initially spiked when...
  • Democrats: Campaign Finance Admission Should ‘Disqualify’ Incoming Congressman

    12/06/2018 11:00:36 AM PST · by SMGFan · 14 replies
    rollcall ^ | December 6, 2018
    Rep.-elect Ross Spano’s Republican primary opponents are outraged, too. Revelations that GOP Rep.-elect Ross Spano violated campaign finance law by taking out personal loans and directing approximately the same amount to his campaign should disqualify him from serving in Congress, Florida Democrats say. Spano “knew exactly what he was doing when he took personal loans and used them as campaign funds, which is against the law,” Florida Democratic Party Chairwoman Terrie Rizzo said in a statement earlier this week. “This matter needs to be fully investigated, and appropriate actions taken.” The freshman Republican acknowledged transgressing rules against straw donations in...
  • Cowardice at Parkland Shooting: “Security” Recognized Shooter, Rifle Case

    12/06/2018 8:45:42 AM PST · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 4 December, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Evidence of more incompetence and cowardice has been exposed from the Parkland school shooting. Seventeen students and staff were murdered on February 14, 2018, at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas School.  I will not name the murderer. You have probably read and remember the armed school resource officer, Deputy Scot Petterson, failed to confront the killer immediately. He did not run to the sound of the gunfire. Instead, he waited outside the school for others to come. Eventually, there were seven or eight deputies outside the school waiting. Officers from another jurisdiction showed up and immediately entered, but it was...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WOR AM,December 6,2018

    12/06/2018 8:39:55 AM PST · by Biggirl · 1 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | December 6, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    Good Morning/Afternoon,MEGABACKHOMEDITTOS!
  • Florida’s Rick Scott Won’t Join the Senate Until Jan. 8

    12/06/2018 4:12:58 AM PST · by SMGFan · 23 replies
    rollcall ^ | December 6, 2018
    GOP senator-elect holding onto governor post until Ron DeSantis takes over Florida Sen.-elect Rick Scott has opted to remain governor of the Sunshine State until Republican Ron DeSantis takes over, delaying his swearing-in for the Senate to Jan. 8. His fellow senators-elect will join the chamber on Jan. 3 at the start of the 116th Congress. “Gov. Scott will remain governor until January 8th, 2019,” John Tupps, a spokesman for Scott, told the Tampa Bay Times. “U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has agreed to hold the ceremony for Governor Scott's swearing-in as U.S. senator from Florida that afternoon.” Tupps...
  • Why Did 101 Lawmakers Send Letters of Support to Israel-Bashing CAIR?

    11/05/2018 5:44:15 AM PST · by SJackson · 34 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 11-5-18 | Steven Emerson
    If the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) stuck to its stated mission statement and only did civil rights work protecting Muslim Americans from discrimination and bigotry, you likely would never see it mentioned on this site.But CAIR has a second, perhaps more paramount objective that it never directly acknowledges: To oppose Israel and promote Palestinian nationalism.CAIR’s mission statement makes no mention of Palestine. Instead, it says it aims to “enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.” It describes its lobbying arm as focusing “on issues related to Islam and Muslims. The department monitors legislation and government activities and responds...
  • How God prepared former Dodgers GM to fight sex trafficking: It’s spiritual warfare

    12/04/2018 5:14:47 PM PST · by huldah1776 · 6 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | Dec 4, 2018 | Samuel Smith
    Former Los Angeles Dodgers general manager and vice president Kevin Malone is a passionate man. It may well have been his passion that led to a confrontation with a fan in San Diego in 2001 that later resulted in his resignation from the senior circuit ballclub and proved to be the last moments of his 17-year Major League Baseball career. But in the years following Malone’s departure from baseball, God pointed his passionate heart toward a new area of interest, one that he wasn’t really fully aware of until he went on a trip to Thailand with his pastor at...
  • School shooting PR consultant apologizes after calling critics 'crazies' and reporter 'skanky'

    12/04/2018 11:44:57 AM PST · by Honest Nigerian · 10 replies
    A public relations consultant for the Broward school district apologized Tuesday after a video surfaced in which she described critics of the district in the Parkland massacre as “crazies” and a reporter as “skanky.” Sara Brady, who was paid nearly $75,000 to assist the district after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, told an audience of public relations professionals last July that critics of the school district’s controversial Promise program, which allowed students who commit minor crimes to avoid jail, were “crazies.” She criticized an unnamed reporter who routinely covers the district as “just a jerk” and then...