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  • Want to help prevent rape? Withdraw Kavanaugh’s nomination.

    09/20/2018 8:07:44 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 106 replies
    Want to help prevent rape? Withdraw Kavanaugh’s nomination . If we care about all the sexual assaults that haven’t yet occurred, we must treat attempted rape as disqualifying for a Supreme Court justice. By Sandra Newman Sandra Newman has written widely about sexual assault and is the author of several books, including the forthcoming novel The Heavens. September 20 at 3:19 AM When Christine Blasey Ford came forward with allegations that Brett Kavanaugh tried to rape her at a party when he was 17, it was no surprise that Republicans were quick to deny it ever happened. What was surprising,...
  • Xcel does an end run on the legislature — with an assist from Colorado’s PUC

    09/20/2018 7:02:33 AM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    Colorado Politics ^ | September 20, 2018 | Ray Scott
    When the Colorado Public Utilities Commission recently approved Xcel Energy’s Colorado Energy Plan, the commissioners made a highly politicized decision that ignored economic reality, bypassed the state legislature and allowed the company to break its promise to save customers money. Coloradans should be troubled not just by the plan itself, but by how it won approval through an end-run of the democratic process. In August 2017, Xcel unveiled the Colorado Energy Plan .. The plan’s cheerleaders, including Gov. John Hickenlooper and state agencies, celebrated the monopoly utility’s proposal to spend $2.5 billion on fuel switching ... Earlier in 2017, Xcel...
  • Drip…Keith…Drip…Ellison…Drip…Drip…

    09/20/2018 6:41:41 AM PDT · by Sam_Damon · 18 replies
    Powerline Blog ^ | September 19, 2018 | John Hinderaker
    Money quote from linked article: Do Minnesota’s alleged “me too” feminists care that a former girlfriend had to call 911 on the violent Keith Ellison? Evidently not: Ellison leads among women by 16 points, 46-30.
  • U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison's ex-girlfriend posts medical record alleging abuse

    09/20/2018 12:54:33 AM PDT · by Libloather · 41 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 9/19/18 | JESSIE VAN BERKEL
    U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison’s former girlfriend Karen Monahan has posted a medical document on social media that shows she told a doctor in 2017 that she had been in an abusive relationship with Ellison. Monahan, who said Ellison domestically abused her in 2016, shared the patient progress notes from Nov. 2017 on Twitter several times this week. Ellison, who is running for Minnesota attorney general, has denied the allegation, which emerged in August. Monahan’s son first told the story on social media, and she later confirmed what her son said. During a fight, Ellison pulled on her legs and feet...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Trump says exposing ‘corrupt’ FBI probe could be ‘crowning achievement’ of presidency

    09/18/2018 6:20:50 PM PDT · by bitt · 59 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/18/2018 | JOHN SOLOMON AND BUCK SEXTON
    President Trump in an exclusive interview with Hill.TV said Tuesday he ordered the release of classified documents in the Russia collusion case to show the public the FBI probe started as a “hoax,” and that exposing it could become one of the “crowning achievements” of his presidency. “What we’ve done is a great service to the country, really,” Trump said in a 45-minute, wide-ranging interview in the Oval Office. “I hope to be able to call this, along with tax cuts and regulation and all the things I’ve done… in its own way this might be the most important thing...
  • Before Kavanaugh Was Even Nominated, ‘Reluctant’ Ford Sent Letter To Congresswoman And Called WaPo

    09/17/2018 6:28:17 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 47 replies
    https://freedomoutpost.com ^ | September 17,2018 | Elizabeth Vaughn
    In less than 24 hours, Christine Ford went from obscurity to becoming the most talked about woman in America. She claims she was reluctant to come forward with her accusations. Yet, when Brett Kavanaugh's name was first raised as a possible candidate for the nomination, she contacted both her Congresswoman, Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA), and the Washington Post tip line. Kavanaugh had not even received the nomination and she had already written a letter to a politician and contacted a major newspaper. Does that sound like someone who is wrestling with a decision? This woman has placed herself right at...
  • Feinstein hints more secrets on Kavanaugh are coming as she stops cooperating with Grassley

    09/17/2018 6:49:05 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 185 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | 09-17-2018 | Tom Tilleson
    The likely goal of Democrats is to delay a vote on confirming Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court and Sen. Diane Feinstein, who produced the letter of a woman accusing the nominee of inappropriate behavior, has yet another trick up her sleeve. Adding to the cause to delay the vote, Feinstein says there’s still more that senators don’t know about Kavanaugh, according to Talking Points Memo.
  • Shooting holes in agenda journalism

    09/17/2018 10:58:04 AM PDT · by John David Powell · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 9/17/18 | John David Powell
    Lots of folks like to throw around the term “fake news” to describe stories they do not like or stories that are, well, fake. I prefer the term “agenda journalism” because it does not make a judgment on the veracity of the reporting, and it can be easier to spot than the fake stuff that always has an agenda. The Huffington Post ran such a piece last week called “Gun owners more likely to vote than non-gun owners.” Do not accuse me of journalism profiling, because I believe even the editors of the HuffPost would eagerly agree they have a...
  • Why The GOP Should Confirm Kavanaugh In Spite Of This Last-Minute Accusation

    09/17/2018 11:03:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 09/17/2018 | David Marcus
    Sen. Dianne FeinsteinÂ’s September surprise exploded yesterday as Christine Blasey Ford, a professor in California, came forward as the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault in 1981. The Washington Post broke the tale she was apparently reluctant to tell. With Kavanaugh about to swing the court to fascism, according to the left, well, her reluctance relented. Now we must decide how the Senate should react to this last-gasp attack.The answer is pretty simple: He should be confirmed. For whatever reason, Feinstein decided that these allegations should remain under wraps even from other Democrats during the...
  • Lawyer for Kavanaugh accuser downplayed sexual misconduct allegations against Clinton, Franken

    09/17/2018 11:39:25 AM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 17 replies
    http://www.foxnews.com ^ | September 17 2018 | Alex Pappas
    Attorney Debra Katz made the rounds Monday on morning television to argue her client’s sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh should be taken seriously, an appeal accepted even by the White House. But while her client's claims have raised bipartisan concerns about Kavanaugh, Katz, a longtime Democratic donor known for representing sexual harassment accusers, also has a history of downplaying or dismissing accusations made by women against Democratic politicians -- including former President Bill Clinton and former Minnesota Sen. Al Franken.
  • Senator Dianne Feinstein Won’t Set Up Call for Kavanaugh Accuser to Testify

    09/17/2018 12:15:25 PM PDT · by gattaca · 60 replies
    Political Insider ^ | September 17, 2018 | Jim E
    Senator Dianne Feinstein Won’t Set Up Call for Kavanaugh Accuser to Testify It’s now official: This entire situation is a farce that needs to end immediately. Anything less shows the Democrats are profoundly unserious about the allegations being made against Brett Kavanaugh. Over the weekend, Senator Dianne Feinstein made waves by going public with accusations against President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee. First, she revealed that someone who knew Kavanaugh in high school accused him of sexually assaulting her. Then the accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, actually came out publicly. Senate Republicans tried to pull a fast one on her by challenging...
  • Kavanaugh confirmation: Four ways Democrats' plan to derail nomination could backfire

    09/17/2018 12:26:17 PM PDT · by libstripper · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | Sept.17, 2018 | Curt Levy
    During Judge Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing earlier this month, Senate Democrats seemed content just scoring points with their base by quizzing the Supreme Court nominee about President Trump, abortion, dark money, racial issues and the like. Now, in the wake of Christine Ford's sexual assault allegation against Kavanaugh, Democrats appear to be shifting to a new strategy aimed at delaying the final confirmation vote until after the November 6 election and actually defeating the nominee. Playing to the base while implicitly acknowledging that Judge Kavanaugh's confirmation was unlikely to be slowed or stopped was a safe strategy. The same cannot...
  • Kavanaugh Accuser’s Lawyer: It’s Not Her Job To Corroborate Her Story

    09/17/2018 12:35:28 PM PDT · by detective · 152 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/17/2018 | Amber Athey
    Debra Katz, the attorney for the woman accusing Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, said that it is not her client’s job to corroborate her claims. Katz said on CNN on Monday that investigators should be responsible for proving Christine Blasey Ford’s claim that Kavanaugh held her down and drunkenly groped her while at a party in high school. During the interview, Katz revealed that there was another girl present at the party, which allegedly took place in 1982 while Kavanaugh was attending Georgetown Prep. Ford previously told the Washington Post that there were four boys at the party but never...
  • Trump: Kavanaugh nomination will 'work out very well'.....

    09/17/2018 12:54:56 PM PDT · by caww · 56 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 9/17/2018 | Robert Donachie
    President Trump said Monday that he believes Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh's nomination is not in danger,....."We want to go through a full process ... and hear everybody out," the president told reporters Monday. "If it takes a little delay, it'll take a little delay. Shouldn't be much delay. I'm sure it will work out very well."
  • Kavanaugh Wasn't at the Party in Question.

    09/17/2018 12:21:43 PM PDT · by STJPII · 292 replies
    BREAKING: Kavanaugh told Sen. Hatch he wasn't even at the party in question. OK, this is getting weird. Kavanaugh knows more about the party than Blasey-Ford?
  • Trump on Kavanaugh: 'If it takes a little delay,' that's OK

    09/17/2018 12:24:39 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 41 replies
    CNBC Breaking ^ | 17 SEP 18 | Christina Wilkie | @christinawilkie
    President Donald Trump on Monday said that "if it takes a little delay" to confirm Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, that's alright. Trump stressed that Kavanaugh "never even had a little blemish on his record," adding, "He is somebody very special." The White House was reeling on Monday in the wake of explosive allegations by a California professor, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who alleged that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at a party when they were teenagers. The allegations only became public in the past week, as Kavanaugh's confirmation seemed all but assured. Yet two Democratic lawmakers had known of them...
  • Brett Kavanaugh DENIES being at the drunken teen party where professor claims she was sexually ..

    09/17/2018 12:42:23 PM PDT · by bitt · 167 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 9/17/2018 | ADMIN
    Brett Kavanaugh DENIES being at the drunken teen party where professor claims she was sexually assaulted by him in the 1980s - as Supreme Court nominee again tells senators he is innocent and believes his accuser is 'mixed up' Brett Kavanaugh is denying he was at the party in question where Christine Blasey Ford said he attempted to rape her as a friend watched Kavanaugh spoke with Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, for about 10 minutes Monday afternoon Kavanaugh denied to him that he was at the high school-era party in question President Trump...
  • Sen. Collins Criticizes Democrats' Handling of Christine Blasey Ford's Accusations Against Kavanaugh

    09/17/2018 7:44:15 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 43 replies
    Townhall ^ | September 17, 2018 | Lauretta Brown
    “What is puzzling to me is the Democrats, by not bringing this out earlier, after having had this information for more than six weeks, have managed to cast a cloud of doubt on both the professor and the judge,” Sen. Collins commented. “If they believed Professor Ford, why didn’t they surface this information earlier so that he could be questioned about it?” she wondered. “And if they didn’t believe her and chose to withhold the information, why did they decide at the 11th hour to release it? It is really not fair to either of them the way it is...
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg Calls Kavanaugh Hearings a ‘Highly Partisan Show’

    09/14/2018 10:03:28 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 51 replies
    National Review ^ | September 13, 2018 | Jack Crowe
    In a Wednesday appearance at George Washington University Law School, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg lamented the degree to which partisanship has infected the judicial-confirmation process, calling Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanuagh’s recent confirmation hearing a “highly partisan show.” Contrasting Kavanaugh’s hearings last week with her own, which occurred in 1993, Ginsburg called the partisan grandstanding of Democrats “wrong” and expressed a desire to return a spirit of collegiality to the process. “The way it was was right. The way it is is wrong,” Ginsburg said to applause. “The atmosphere in ’93 was truly bipartisan. The vote on my confirmation was...
  • Democrats Blow Up Future Confirmations, #MeToo Is Collateral Damage

    09/17/2018 9:47:13 AM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 36 replies
    The current strategy being employed by Democrats to stop President Trump’s nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court has already probably damaged the #MeToo movement. But worse, if successful the strategy will make future Supreme Court confirmations nastier and uglier and turn them into brief, brute force actions by the party in power. The merit of the candidate will become irrelevant. The #MeToo movement at one point had so much potential to return male-female relationships to a safer, more responsible, less promiscuous condition than what has been trending since the 1960s. That has probably been lost now by Democrat’s use of...