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  • Pro-Doug Jones Ad Removed By Google ‘at the Request of the Alabama Secretary of State’s Office’

    12/07/2017 6:08:48 AM PST · by x1stcav · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/7/17 | Jeff Poor
    Late Wednesday, the Alabama Secretary of State’s office issued a statement claiming what it described as a “misleading” ad from the Birmingham-based pro-Doug Jones super PAC Highway 31 was removed by Google at its behest. According to the release, the office headed by John Merrill required “several intense discussions,” but resulted in Google removing the ad. “Secretary Merrill’s team contacted the Media and Advertising team at Google (YouTube’s parent company) and through several intense discussions and many references to Alabama State Law the team at Google felt the ad should be “disapproved” and that it was in violation of the...
  • ‘Dilbert’ creator Scott Adams talks new book and why he backs Donald Trump

    12/07/2017 6:06:20 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 14 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | December 7, 2017 | Chuck Barney
    If you spent Election Night last November in utter disbelief and concluded that Donald Trump was a clown who stumbled into a lucky win, you missed “one of the most important perceptual shifts” in human history.
  • Weinstein's Complicity Machine (Huge Ties to Hillary & Campaign)

    12/07/2017 5:53:52 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 36 replies
    The NY Times ^ | 12-6-2017 | Megan Twohey & Staff
    Harvey Weinstein built his complicity machine out of the witting, the unwitting and those in between. He commanded enablers, silencers and spies, warning others who discovered his secrets to say nothing. He courted those who could provide the money or prestige to enhance his reputation as well as his power to intimidate. In the weeks and months before allegations of his methodical abuse of women were exposed in October, Mr. Weinstein, the Hollywood producer, pulled on all the levers of his carefully constructed apparatus. He gathered ammunition, sometimes helped by the editor of The National Enquirer, who had dispatched reporters...
  • Oscars adopts code of conduct after Weinstein expulsion

    12/07/2017 5:43:32 AM PST · by Zakeet · 37 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 7, 2017
    The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science announced Wednesday that it has adopted its first code of conduct for its 8,427 members. [Snip] The new code of conduct stipulates that the academy is no place for "people who abuse their status, power or influence in a manner that violates standards of decency."
  • Will God Bless Trump for Moving Our Embassy to Jerusalem?

    12/07/2017 5:42:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 8, 2017 | Michael Brown
    Ben Shapiro listed 7 reasons why Trump’s decision to move our embassy to Jerusalem is right, calling it “an act of not only political bravery but moral courage.” But is it an act that God Himself will bless? Is there spiritual significance to this decision as well?Earlier this year, a pastor asked me if there was any way to get a message to the president. With great passion, he said to me, “During the campaign, Donald Trump promised to move the embassy his first day in office, but he didn’t do it. And when did the protest marches against...
  • Days of Media Rage about Jerusalem (The bad arguments against recognizing Israel’s capital)

    12/07/2017 5:20:48 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 20 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | December 6, 2017 1:48 pm | Noah Pollak
    I lived in Jerusalem, Israel, for two happy years, and much of my work ever since has involved U.S.-Israel relations. I should know better, yet still I am surprised at the rending of garments and apocalyptic predictions pouring forth from western pundits over something that will not change a single stone in the holy city, or a single person’s access to its holy sites, or a single border—and that overwhelming majorities of Congress and virtually every president and presidential candidate has endorsed for decades. Chalk it up in part to the hysteria that has characterized our political debates in the...
  • Remembering Pearl Harbor

    12/07/2017 4:55:52 AM PST · by central_va · 23 replies
    Navy.mil ^ | No date | Survivors
    In the early morning hours of December 7, 1941 the mettle and determination of a generation were challenged when the Imperial Japanese Navy unleashed a sneak attack on the U.S. Navy fleet at anchor in Pearl Harbor. In the face of these attacks the Sailors of the U.S. Navy responded with honor, courage and undying commitment. Heroic actions were embodied by common men who, when suddenly faced with the challenge of battle, responded with the resolve and character that defined the Navy and nation. The personal stories and accounts listed here provide a chance to reflect upon, ponder and understand...
  • New Emails Show Special Counsel 'Pit Bull' Cheered Sally Yates For Blocking Trump Travel Ban

    12/07/2017 4:52:40 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 19 replies
    townhall ^ | Dec 05, 2017 | Katie Pavlich
    New documents obtained by government watchdog Judicial Watch show a top DOJ prosecutor, who is now working as a deputy on Special Counsel Bob Mueller's investigation, cheered the decision by former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates to defy orders and refusal to enforce President Trump's first travel ban in January. Yates was the acting attorney general at the time and was promptly fired for her defiance. Emails show Andrew Weissmann, who served as chief of the Justice Department’s Criminal Fraud Section under President Obama, loved Yates' refusal to implement the ban. “I am so proud. And in awe. Thank you...
  • Ann Coulter: Jerry Seinfeld Endorses Roy Moore?

    12/07/2017 4:48:06 AM PST · by EliRoom8 · 4 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 6, 2017 | Ann Coulter
    Apparently, the GOP is now the party of CHILD MOLESTATION! At least the media tell me that’s the meaning of President Trump’s endorsement of Senate candidate Roy Moore. Are we allowed to mention that Moore denies the charges? It’s hard to disprove accusations from 40 years ago — that’s why we have statutes of limitations — but, despite that, there are a surprising number of problems with the allegations against Moore. One accuser has been called a liar by her own stepson, who says he’s voting for Moore. Another neglected to mention that Moore sent her brother to prison.
  • Huckabee Sanders Vindicated: Bloomberg and WSJ Walk Back Deutsche Bank Subpoena Story

    12/07/2017 4:48:05 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6 Dec 2017 | John Carney
    Several major news organizations were forced to provide corrections or clarifications on stories that initially claimed investigators had subpoenaed Donald Trump’s financial records from a German bank. After an initial report about a subpoena from the German daily Handlesblatt, Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal and other news outlets reported that Deutsche Bank had received a subpoena from Special Counsel Robert Mueller targeting Trump and his family’s bank records. Those reports were disputed by White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Trump’s personal lawyer. “We confirmed that the news reports that the special counsel had subpoenaed financial records related to the...
  • State Department Just Issued a Worldwide Warning for US Citizens

    12/07/2017 4:41:32 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 07, 2017 | Leah Barkoukis
    The State Department has issued a warning for U.S. citizens traveling anywhere in the world after the Trump administration announced its decision to move the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, recognizing it as the capital of Israel. The alert, posted on December 6, is a “worldwide caution” that asks U.S. citizens to be on high-alert when traveling. “As terrorist attacks, political upheaval, and violence often take place without any warning, U.S. citizens are strongly encouraged to maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to increase their security awareness when traveling,” it reads. “In addition to concerns...
  • Report: Iran-backed militia threatens US forces over J'm decision

    12/07/2017 4:19:59 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/12/17
    An Iranian-backed militia in Iraq threatened on Thursday to attack US forces in the country over US President Donald Trump recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. "The decision by Trump on Al-Quds [Jerusalem] makes it legitimate to strike the American forces in Iraq," Al-Nojaba militia chief Akram al-Kaabi said in a statement. The group, established in 2013 and supported by Iran's Revolutionary Guards, numbers around 1,500 fighters and is part of the Hashed al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization) auxiliary force that has fought alongside the army against ISIS. Following Trump’s announcement, Iran strongly condemned the decision, saying it threatened a...
  • Hanks: Calling CNN ‘Fake News’ is ‘Monkeying Around With Constitution'

    12/07/2017 4:09:52 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 87 replies
    MRC Newsbusters ^ | December 5, 2017 | Corinne Weaver
    When did actors become the ultimate authority on the constitution? CNN’s David Axelrod (who, lest we forget, was Obama’s political guru) interviewed actor Tom Hanks on The Axe Files on December 2, and pushed Hanks to pontificate on Donald Trump, the constitution, and fake news. When Axelrod asked Hanks whether he was “concerned” by the president “target[ing] news organizations,” Hanks responded, “As an American, it concerns me because it’s monkeying around with our Constitution.” Again, this is David Axelrod, who worked for Barack Obama. He now has a show on CNN. He’s asking wonderfully leading questions about Donald Trump’s criticism...
  • Muslim Prince Spends $450 Million On A Painting Of Jesus

    12/07/2017 4:04:14 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 40 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | Robert Donachie
    A Saudi Arabian prince is the mysterious buyer who paid a record-breaking $450.3 million for Leonardo da Vinci’s painting of Jesus Christ. Bader bin Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Farhan al-Saud was recently discovered to be the buyer of da Vinci’s painting “Salvator Mundi,” The New York Times reports. Prince Badar’s purchase of the image of Christ comes at a time when elite Saudi’s are highly concerned about an ongoing “purge” of influential national figures at the bequest of the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman. Badar is reportedly a close friend and confidant of the crown prince, who...
  • 'Jeopardy!’ winner charged with computer crimes in Michigan

    12/07/2017 3:46:25 AM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Wish TV ^ | 12/07/17
    ADRIAN, Mich. (AP) — Cyber shenanigans for 200? A former “Jeopardy!” winner has been charged with illegally accessing co-workers’ email accounts at a small Michigan college. Stephanie Jass is a former history professor at Adrian College. She appeared in Lenawee County court on Tuesday, charged with unauthorized access to a computer and using a computer to commit a crime.
  • Czech president appoints Andrej Babis as new prime minister

    12/07/2017 3:43:54 AM PST · by Redmen4ever · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12/6/17 | Petra Vodstrcilova
    Czech billionaire businessman Andrej Babis was appointed prime minister on Wednesday …
  • Gaggle of good Samaritans chase down purse snatcher in Chester

    12/07/2017 3:24:10 AM PST · by csvset · 21 replies
    WTVR ^ | 6 Dec 2017 | Wayne Covil
    Man runs down thief who grabbed 77-year-old`s purse: `I got him on the ground` CHESTER, Va. – A 77-year-old woman put her purse down in the front seat as she loaded into the backseat groceries she had just bought at the Kroger in Chester. Meanwhile, Justin Watkins was inside Lowe’s picking up items for a construction job when he heard a loud commotion of people. "We proceed to check out and while we're standing in this checkout line, people start hollerin'… they're saying, ‘stop stop stop…he's got her purse,’” Watkins said. Witnesses in the Kroger Parking lot chased the suspect,...
  • DC-area drivers blast I-66 tolling system as fees hit $40 mark

    12/07/2017 3:11:40 AM PST · by markomalley · 80 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/5/17 | Greg Norman
    Outraged Washington, D.C.-area commuters and politicians took to social media Tuesday to blast a new tolling scheme on a busy interstate heading from Virginia into the nation’s capital, as fees along the route peaked to an eye-popping $40 during the morning rush hour. The Interstate-66 tolling plan, which launched Monday, opens up express lanes on the highway in northern Virginia to single drivers, as opposed to just carpoolers. But the sticker shock prices being posted on electronic signs along the roadway led some commuters and residents to give the roadway a new nickname. “This is #highwayrobbery. People are just trying...
  • A Conyers Civil War In Detroit's Dirty Dynasty

    12/07/2017 3:06:28 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 22 replies
    FrontPageMag ^ | Dec 07, 2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    After spending almost 60 years in Congress as a politician and a staffer, Rep. John Conyers II has to decide which of his many relatives to pass Michigan’s 13th congressional district to. It’s like King Lear, if Shakespeare’s fictional monarch had been forced to step down after groping a woman in church. The 13th is a very nice district to inherit. Conyers has won it by 77%, 79% and 82%. Fidel Castro couldn’t ask for better elections. Whichever Conyers clan member gets it will be staying in Congress for 60 years. And will inherit Rep. Conyers’ government Cadillac Escalade. The...
  • Tidalgate: Climate Alarmists Caught Faking Sea Level Rise

    12/07/2017 3:00:44 AM PST · by markomalley · 40 replies
    Big Government ^ | 12/6/17 | James Delingpole
    Alarmist scientists have been caught red-handed tampering with raw data in order to exaggerate sea level rise.The raw (unadjusted) data from three Indian Ocean gauges – Aden, Karachi and Mumbai – showed that local sea level trends in the last 140 years had been very gently rising, neutral or negative (ie sea levels had fallen). But after the evidence had been adjusted by tidal records gatekeepers at the global databank Permanent Service for Mean Sea Level (PSMSL) it suddenly showed a sharp and dramatic rise.The whistle was blown by two Australian scientists Dr. Albert Parker and Dr. Clifford Ollier in a paper for Earth Systems and Environment.