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  • Why no one is talking about Trump’s game-changing deal

    11/18/2017 9:41:08 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom
    NY Post ^ | Nov 18, 2017 | Salena Zito
    Bad news travels fast. Good news, meanwhile, doesn’t seem to travel at all. Last weekend in Beijing, as part of his 12-day trip to Asia, President Trump announced that the US and China had signed an $83.7 billion deal to create a number of petrochemical projects in West Virginia over the next 20 years. If the agreement holds tight, it is an economic game changer for the state. And yet, speaking to the locals here, you wouldn’t even know it had happened. “I am surprised I heard nothing about it on the national news, nor in my local paper and...
  • Republicans Invade a Family Event

    11/18/2017 9:34:31 PM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | November 18, 2017 | Bruce Bialosky
    With Thanksgiving around the corner, I thought you would enjoy this family story. Everyone has tales of trauma from attending a family event. If you are a Jewish Republican, you may have a few more especially if you have family on the East Coast. Though we had an overall joyful experience (just travelling with our two grown children was rewarding enough), we had what most would consider a challenge because of the clash of cultures. We arrived for Friday night Shabbat services and then went to a family dinner immediately after. We were seated randomly at a table of older...
  • Roy Moore cashes in after he’s accused of chasing high school girls

    11/18/2017 9:32:27 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 4 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 18, 2017 | Mary Kay Linge
    Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore has been raking in the campaign cash ever since controversy exploded last week over allegations of his predatory behavior toward teenage girls in the 1970s. “Donations have been pouring in from Alabama and from all over the country in an unprecedented way,” Moore campaign manager Brett Doster told The Post on Saturday. Moore’s campaign raised $500,000 in three days last week and ramped up its online fundraising efforts, Doster said. The embattled Republican collected more online donations between Nov. 10 and Nov. 15 — the first six days after the scandal broke — than in...
  • Congress’s Sexual Assault on Taxpayers

    11/18/2017 9:20:04 PM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | November 19, 2017 | Paul Jacob
    Is it even humanly possible to be sleazier and more disgusting than the Harvey Weinsteins of Hollywood? Well, sadly, and clearly...yes. There are politicians. The rush of women coming forward to accuse powerful men of sexual assaults and harassments has hit our nation’s political class like Al Gore’s much-prophesied rising sea level, but all in one wave. Especially in Washington, where just this week a photo surfaced of Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) groping a sleeping Leeann Tweeden, who accused the senator of more misbehavior when she was awake, and two congresswomen announced that two unnamed congressmen — a Democrat and...
  • Beyonce 2020 Is Exactly What Democrats Need

    11/18/2017 9:00:51 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 12 replies
    Newser ^ | November 19, 2017 | Arden Dier
    After Donald Trump's election victory, Michael Moore suggested Democrats should run a celebrity in 2020. If they aren't already considering it, they should be, writes Jeet Heer at New Republic. Some argue that voters are actually turned off by celebrities, whose lectures can feel patronizing and whose bank accounts hardly make them relatable. But "we live in a media-saturated world where fame has persuasive power," and the political victories of Trump, Ronald Reagan, and Arnold Schwarzenegger prove that, Heer says. But whereas Republicans have used celebrity to their advantage, Democrats have chosen to hope for a candidate that's both smart...
  • Opposition to Judge Moore Crumbles

    11/18/2017 8:11:44 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 31 replies ^ | November 18, 2017 | Bill Still
    This is a good report from Bill Still. A lot of his reports were covered during last year’s election. He was particularly good at exposing fake polls. From the start he predicted Donald Trump would win the election.
  • 10 Year Old Journalist to 'Professionals': Do Whatever it Takes to Get to the Truth

    11/18/2017 8:10:25 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | November 18, 2017 | Timothy Meads
    Last year, Christine wrote about Hilde Kate Lysiak, a 9-year old reporter from Selinsgrove, PA. Lysiak had just broken a major murder story in the town of 5,000. This obviously irked some of the "professional" journalists in her area. Many were  quick to condemn Lysiak, but the determined reporter had a message for her critics: “If you want me to stop covering news, then you get off your computers and do something about the news. There, is that cute enough for you?” Her story is making the rounds again, after a Tweet highlighting an interview she recently had with the Society...
  • Glamour Magazine 2017 Award Show Completely Ignores Conservative Women

    11/18/2017 8:02:29 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | November 18, 2017 | Timothy Meads
    Kelsey Harkness of the Federalist noticed an interesting facet of this year’s Glamour magazine’s “2017 Women of the Year Awards." Despite plenty to choose from, none of the recipients of the female only awards were conservative. In fact, it appears that many of the award winners won these awards because of their liberal leanings. Harkness writes: "In all, Glamour honored 10 women at a splashy Brooklyn award show this week. No less than half were in part recognized for their advocacy on behalf of liberal causes. Of its decision to honor model Gigi Hadid as “The Supernova,” Glamour wrote: “[W]hile a...
  • Hollywood Split Over Al Franken; Former ‘SNL’ Cast Members Take Sides

    11/18/2017 7:50:58 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Deadline ^ | 11/18
    Should he stay or should he go? Hollywood, never as monolithic as Fox News viewers believe, certainly has reached no consensus on Al Franken, the Saturday Night Live veteran turned Minnesota senator. “Zero tolerance,” tweets Alyssa Milano, firmly in the he-needs-to-go camp. On the other side: “He made a mistake,” said Chelsea Handler, agreeing with a Franken-supporting Bill Maher on last night’s Real Time With Bill Maher. “He’s not a predator.” Maher neatly summed up the anti-resignation argument: “He did a bad thing and the condemnation has been universal, which he deserves. What he doesn’t deserve is to be lumped...
  • 'Exceptional' medieval treasure trove unearthed at abbey in France

    11/18/2017 7:26:20 PM PST · by vannrox · 7 replies
    The Local ^ | 15 November 2017 | Editorial staff
    An "exceptional and rare" medieval treasure trove including more than 2,200 gold and silver coins has been found in France in what has been called a "remarkable" discovery by archaeologists. It's the kind of discovery archaeologists dream of. While investigating an area next to the former Benedictine monastery Cluny Abbey in eastern France, a research group came across a pile of medieval treasure. Photo: Alexis Grattier/University of Lyon II "It's an exceptional and extremely rare treasure," said Anne Flamman from France's National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS). "We understood straight away that it was a unique discovery and I...
  • Charles Manson's condition remains a mystery, but officials say he is still alive

    11/18/2017 7:25:24 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 11/18 | Joseph Serna and Alene Tchekmedyian
    Mass murderer Charles Manson remained alive Friday, authorities said, but details of the illness that brought him to a Bakersfield hospital remain unclear. Vicky Waters, a spokeswoman with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, said only that Manson was still living and that the department could not provide any further details. Kern County Sheriff’s Lt. Bill Smallwood told The Times earlier this week that Manson was at a local hospital. In January, Manson, 83, was rushed to Mercy Hospital in Bakersfield for what authorities at the time would describe only as a serious medical problem. He was returned to...
  • John Schroder is Louisiana's new treasurer

    11/18/2017 7:20:44 PM PST · by abb · 6 replies
    The (New Orleans, LA) Times Picayune ^ | November 18, 2017 | Julia O'Donoghue
    Former state Rep. John Schroder, R-Covington, will be Louisiana's next state treasurer, as he was headed for a lopsided victory over Derrick Edwards with votes being counted Saturday (Nov. 18). A House member for nine years, Schroder spent most of his legislative career focused on fiscal policy and was a member of the House Appropriations Committee, which writes the state budget. While in the statehouse, Schroder was a vocal critic of the budget practices of both Gov. John Bel Edwards, a Democrat, and former Gov. Bobby Jindal, a Republican, for not forcing the state to "live within its means" when...
  • Harassment claims shine light on California Capitol partying

    11/18/2017 7:11:22 PM PST · by BusterDog · 2 replies
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s Capitol is awash in allegations of sexual harassment, creating an atmosphere that’s affecting how men and women interact. Holding meetings over drinks or winding down at a bar after a hectic day in the Legislature is a regular part of business in Sacramento, where policymaking and deal-cutting often depend on personal relationships. After-work campaign fundraisers and other evening events provide numerous opportunities for colleagues to do business and socialize. Those days may not be gone, but there’s unquestionably a changed sensitivity toward them.
  • Anti-gay supporters rally for Moore, worrying LGBT community

    11/18/2017 7:10:15 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 18, 2017 | Steve Peoples
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- A smiling Roy Moore stood shoulder to shoulder with his fiercest religious allies. Flanked by a huge sign for Moore's Senate campaign, one supporter railed against the "LGBT mafia" and "homosexualist gay terrorism." Another warned that "homosexual sodomy" destroys those who participate in it and the nations that allow it. And still another described same-sex marriage as "a mirage" because "it's phony and fake." Thursday's news conference was designed to send a powerful message to the political world that religious conservatives across America remain committed to Moore, a Christian conservative and former judge whose Alabama Senate...
  • Top Nuclear General Says He Would Refuse 'Illegal' Order From Trump to Launch Nukes

    11/18/2017 6:58:35 PM PST · by Liberty7732 · 55 replies
    PJMedia ^ | 11/18/17
    Air Force Gen. John Hyten, commander of the U.S. Strategic Command, told a security conference in Nova Scotia that he would refuse to obey an "illegal" order from Donald Trump to launch nuclear weapons. Asked if he has given much thought to how he would handle a nuclear strike order from President Trump that he thinks is unlawful, Hyten, who oversees the U.S. nuclear arsenal, answered, "I think some people think we're stupid. We're not stupid people. We think about these things a lot. When you have this responsibility, how do you not think about it?" "I provide advice to...

    11/18/2017 6:14:33 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 79 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 11/17/17 | CALLUM PATON
    KIM JONG UN MAY HAVE CAUSED A PARASITIC WORM EPIDEMIC IN NORTH KOREA BY MAKING FARMERS SPREAD HUMAN FAECES ON THEIR CROPS The prevalence of parasitic worms causing health problems in North Korea may be the result of a personal intervention by Kim Jong Un, who urged farmers to spread human excrement on their fields to fertilize crops. The hermit nation’s leader issued an instruction to farmers in 2014 telling them to use human faeces with animal waste and organic compost on their fields. With a lack of livestock to provide animal fertilizer, agriculturists poured the human excrement, also known...
  • Franken Remains Hidden After Sex Harassment Allegations

    11/18/2017 5:52:44 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 50 replies
    KTSP.COM ^ | 18 NOVEMBER 2017 | KTSP.COM
    Minnesota Sen. Al Franken remains out of the public eye two days after sex harassment allegations first surfaced on Thursday. Radio host and former model Leeann Tweeden said Franken kissed her against her will and posed for an inappropriate photo with her while she slept. The incidents occurred during a USO tour in the Middle East in 2006.
  • Hillary Clinton: Bill 'didn't tweet' about his problems in the White House

    11/18/2017 5:50:49 PM PST · by blueyon · 145 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 11/18/17 | Katie Leach
    Hillary Clinton took a jab at President Trump on Saturday, joking that as president, Bill Clinton didn’t tweet like Trump does. While addressing a crowd at the Clinton Presidential Center to mark the 25th anniversary of Clinton’s first election, former President Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton took time to criticize Trumps's administration while highlighting some of the successes of the Clinton era. “He didn’t tweet about it, he went to work about it, and he actually got things done,” Hillary noted, which got a loud round of applause.
  • Steps you can take if you suspect your neighbors are smoking cannabis.

    11/18/2017 5:44:59 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 56 replies
    Daily Mirror ^ | 16th November 2017 | Chris Mallett, Oliver Astley & Colleen Smith
    Nightmare neighbours smoking cannabis inside their own homes is a common problem for communities across Britain. The notoriously pungent stench may be a sign of a recreational user smoking the odd joint next door or the drug being grown in large quantities close by. And while you may not be bothered by what other people get up to in their own homes, there’s no denying the smell can be off-putting. So what action can you take if you suspect the drug is being used near your home? The Derby Telegraph and DevonLive took a closer look at the law surrounding...
  • Check out Bob Menendez’ latest explanation for why he was “persecuted”

    11/18/2017 5:25:32 PM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Hot ^ | November 18, 2017 | JAZZ SHAW
    As Ed Morrissey pointed out yesterday, New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez is off the hook… for now. Even if there isn’t another corruption trial to come (which is still up in the air) he will likely be facing a full investigation by the Senate Ethics Committee alongside other luminaries such as Al Franken and even Roy Moore if he somehow manages to win a seat.The Menendez victory dance was a bit offputting to say the least, and even in his moment of temporary victory he had to find someone to blame for all of his legal troubles. Who better than...