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  • CA Voter Fraud

    11/16/2018 9:48:09 AM PST · by kgrif_Salinas
    kgrif_salinas
    Ramp Voter fraud in CA.
  • Student delinquencies up as U.S. household debt hits another record

    11/16/2018 9:47:48 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer
    Reuters ^ | November 16, 2018 | by Jonathan Spicer
    The total debt shouldered by Americans has hit another record high, rising to $13.5 trillion in the last quarter, while an unusual jump in student-loan delinquencies could provide another signal that the U.S. economic expansion is growing old. Flows of student debt into serious delinquency - of 90 or more days - rose to 9.1 percent in the third quarter from 8.6 percent in the previous quarter, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York reported on Friday. That propelled the biggest jump in the overall U.S. delinquency rate in seven years. Total household debt, driven by a $9.1 trillion in...
  • Jimmy Kimmel Begs Michelle Obama to ‘Save Us’ from Trump

    11/16/2018 9:46:50 AM PST · by Sub-Driver
    Jimmy Kimmel Begs Michelle Obama to ‘Save Us’ from Trump Late-night comedian Jimmy Kimmel begged former First Lady Michelle Obama to “save” the United States from the Trump presidency, comparing her husband Barack Obama to Superman. “You see how much we miss you? I mean where did you go” Kimmel said after Michelle Obama sat down to continuous applause from the audience. “We need you back in the old house.” “You know how we feel?” Kimmel continued. “You remember the first Superman movie, Christopher Reeve. When he gave up his powers to save Lois Lane’s life and then he was...
  • Gov. Phil Murphy responds to criticism over winter storm response in New Jersey

    11/16/2018 9:45:49 AM PST · by SMGFan · 3 replies
    ABC NEWS 7 NYC ^ | November 16, 2018
    ) -- Commuters across New Jersey faced a slow ride to work one day after a blast of snow and sleet brought traffic to a stop and led to a wave of criticism of Gov. Phil Murphy. Murphy held a briefing in Woodbridge Friday morning to address the concerns. He was flanked by members of his administration who led the state's response to the storm. "I can understand and appreciate entirely and completely the frustration that I am hearing, and our team is hearing from commuters," Murphy said. "Every storm gives us a test. This is not the first, by...
  • Report: Stacey Abrams May Demand a New Vote Altogether

    11/16/2018 9:34:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 16, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    The Georgia gubernatorial race is not over yet. Republican Brian Kemp is ahead by about 18,000, but Stacey Abrams's campaign is trying to take the contest to court, in unprecedented fashion. Abrams’ campaign chairwoman Allegra Lawrence-Hardy said all options are on the table, including using a state law that has never before been attempted at this level of elections. They are filing a petition in the name of voter suppression. Allegra Lawrence-Hardy, Abrams’ campaign chairwoman, is overseeing a team of almost three-dozen lawyers who in the coming days will draft the petition, along with a ream of affidavits from voters...
  • Parents See Red Over Ketchup Limit at NY School District

    11/16/2018 9:31:11 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 20 replies
    USNews ^ | Nov. 16, 2018 | Staff
    Some parents are seeing red over a ketchup crackdown at a New York school district. Newsday reports that the Eastport-South Manor Central School District on Long Island is limiting students to two 9-gram packets of the condiment at lunch. Assistant Superintendent Timothy Laube told families in a letter this week that ketchup and other condiments "have little or no nutritional value." The district eliminated pump dispensers for condiments last year and switched to packets. Parent Tim Petrou called the condiment cap "a little ridiculous." He said kids "should be allowed to have ketchup." But school board member and parent Jeff...
  • Domestic Violence Arrest Has Not Dashed Avenatti's 2020 Presidential Hopes

    11/16/2018 9:27:29 AM PST · by rktman · 11 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 11/16/2018 | Leah Barkoukis
    Michael Avenatti said he is “still considering” running for president in 2020 even after being arrested Wednesday on suspicion of felony domestic violence. “I’m still considering it,” the lawyer told USA Today. He said his “first priority right now is clearing my name,” and argued that a person’s character is determined by how they overcome difficulties. "I will not be intimidated," he told the paper in a text message. "The measure of a person is how they get up when they are knocked down."
  • Donald Trump Hits a Congressional Wall on Border Wall Funding

    11/16/2018 9:26:36 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/15/2018 | NEIL MUNRO
    GOP senators are nudging President Donald Trump to give up hopes for a $5 billion down-payment on a border wall in 2019. “My goal is to get the [budget] bills passed” in December, said Sen. Richard Shelby, the GOP chairman of the Senate’s appropriations committee, said Nov. 15 after meeting Trump for a budget discussion. His committee has penciled in $1.6 billion for the wall in 2019, compared to the $5 billion in the draft House bill. “If it’s ‘Wall or nothing!’ they’re going to get nothing,” the top Democrat on the Senate’s appropriations bill, Sen. Patrick Leahy, said November...
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  • Media Skip Farrakhan and Hype 'Nazi' Prom

    11/16/2018 9:21:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 16, 2018 | Brent Bozell and Tim Graham
    It's very easy for media elites in Manhattan to decide that one tweet can prove small towns in Wisconsin are stuffed with racists and anti-Semites. On Nov. 12, ABC, CBS and NBC all leaped on a tweet from a contributor of the left-wing talk show "The Young Turks." It showed a months-old prom photo of a collection of teenage boys from Baraboo High School in Wisconsin who are positioned on the front steps of the Sauk County Courthouse and appear to be giving a "Nazi salute." The town of about 12,000 -- best known before now as the original headquarters...
  • Rejecting reality? Facebook blurs Presidential seal during Trump’s speech to veterans

    11/16/2018 9:15:25 AM PST · by Red Badger · 17 replies
    conservativefiringline.com ^ | November 16, 2018 | By Joe Newby
    On Thursday, President Trump gave a speech addressing the administration’s efforts to modernize the Department of Veterans Affairs. But for some reason, the Presidential Seal and the White House logo were blurred out of the Facebook Live video, something which didn’t go unnoticed. “The video of Trump giving gratitude to veterans has the Presidential Seal obscured. Pretty straightforward to do, like what Google does for faces and license plates on Streetview, but requires dedicated compute resources – it doesn’t happen by accident,” said a post at Free Republic. “Probably somebody inside the company thinking they’re doing something cheeky. This kind...
  • WATCH: Dashcam Video Shows Illegal Immigrant Opening Fire on Police Officer

    11/16/2018 8:42:19 AM PST · by rktman · 16 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 11/16/2018 | Leah Barkoukis
    Corporal Thompson could see the driver moving around in the seat, and could see there was a passenger with him as well. The driver of the vehicle eventually stopped on Steele Road. When Corporal Thompson exited his vehicle, the driver immediately opened his car door and began shooting at Corporal Thompson. Corporal Thompson returned fire and numerous rounds were exchanged before the suspect jumped back into his vehicle and took off, eastbound on Steele Road. He traveled a short distance, stopped and let a female passenger out of the vehicle, then took off again.
  • In Critical Broward County, Hope for Bill Nelson Fades as Hand Recount Begins

    11/16/2018 8:41:03 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 43 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | November 16, 2018 | Pema Levy
    As the hand recount in Florida’s contentious Senate election got underway in Broward County, it quickly became clear that Democrats were headed for a bad day. This is the county where incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson needed to net thousands of new votes on Friday. But minutes into the recount, that became unlikely. Broward County is at the center of Nelson’s hopes for defeating Republican Rick Scott, who currently leads by fewer than 13,000 votes, because there were tens of thousands of ballots in the county that registered no vote in the Senate race. Because Broward is a heavily Democratic county,...
  • Florida is the Florida of ballot-design mistakes

    11/16/2018 8:37:23 AM PST · by edwinland · 18 replies
    "Well designed ballot layouts allow voters to make their intentions clear; badly designed ballots invite voters to make mistakes. This year, the Florida Senate race may be decided by a misleading ballot layout—a layout that violated the ballot design recommendations of the Election Assistance Commission."
  • Amid Complaints, a Reason to Give Thanks

    11/16/2018 8:37:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 16, 2018 | Michael Barone
    "It's the worst of times." The words are Charles Dickens', from the opening paragraph of a novel set in the 1790s, but the sentiment is familiar today. Americans are divided as never before, we are frequently told, angrily at odds with one another, polarized politically, economically, culturally and in our entertainment preferences. Family elders fret about getting through Thanksgiving and the holidays without violent arguments, and more parents than ever say they'd be upset if their children were to marry across political lines. But are things really so bad? Last week's ceremonies commemorating the hundredth anniversary of the end of...
  • Substitute teacher says ... he got banned from Parkway school

    11/16/2018 8:37:16 AM PST · by rwa265 · 13 replies
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | 11/16/2018 | Rachel Rice
    A substitute teacher who has taught for years at Parkway South High School claims school administrators banned him from working there after he thanked students for saying the Pledge of Allegiance and a student complained. The substitute teacher, Jim Furkin, told the Parkway School Board his story at their meeting Wednesday night and asked them to look into it. “I’d like to know what happened,” Furkin said. ------------- Furkin told the Post-Dispatch that in late October he was the substitute teacher for a freshman English class at Parkway South High when the school made its daily announcements over the PA...
  • 10-year-old student forced to stand outside in rain, cold as punishment, mother says [GA]

    11/16/2018 8:35:47 AM PST · by Red Badger · 54 replies
    WSB Atlanta ^ | November 16, 2018 4:22 AM Updated: November 16, 2018 6:25 AM | Staff
    DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - A 10-year-old DeKalb County boy says his gym teacher forced him to stand in the cold and rain for more than 30 minutes as a form of punishment. And he didn't have a jacket. The boy's mother is furious and wants answers. She said her son’s teacher made him wait up against the wall on a day where it was around 41 degrees and pouring rain outside. “Everybody saw me like soaked,” the boy said. The boy described pulling his hands up into his shirt and holding his fists under his chin and biting his fingers...
  • John Kerry: Europe must tackle climate change or face migration chaos

    11/16/2018 8:24:05 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 43 replies
    The Guardian ^ | November 15, 2018 | by Patrick Wintour, Diplomatic editor
    Europe faces even deeper political turmoil and the possibility of mass migration from Africa unless the world urgently addresses the threat of climate change, the former US secretary of state John Kerry said on Thursday. In the discussion with the Observer Kerry said: “We are heading for catastrophe unless we respond to some life-threatening challenges very rapidly. We have a climate-denying president that pulls us out of the the Paris climate change agreement at a time when literally every day matters. “Europe is already crushed under this transformation that is taking place due to migration. In Germany Angela Merkel is...
  • Opinion: If celebrity victims of climate change can’t silence the deniers, who can?

    11/16/2018 8:13:00 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    The Guardian ^ | November 14, 2018 | vy Zoe Williams
    "Wildfires don’t care about wealth or status,” began the New York Times this week, describing the celebrity homes obliterated by fire in California. But what the report didn’t add, leaving it instead to Neil Young’s website, was that climate change cares even less. As President Trump took time out of his busy schedule protecting his hair and insulting the French to blame poor forest management, Young laid it on the line: “As a matter of fact this is not a forest fire that rages on as I write this. We are vulnerable because of climate change.” Nothing brings the environment...
  • Migrants Adopt Tactic for U.S. Entry: Come as a Family

    11/16/2018 8:10:55 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 28 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 16, 2018 | Ryan Dube and Robbie Whelan
    SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras—On this city’s violent outskirts, where families live in tin-roofed shacks on streets menaced by gangs, the word is out on how best to escape to the U.S. Bring the children. The number of Central American families with children arriving at the U.S. border seeking asylum has surged in recent years—and they keep coming, as more migrant caravans make their way through Mexico. Having children in tow can be a successful tactic because of American immigration rules. Families from crime-ridden Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador are able to gain entry by demonstrating a credible fear of returning...