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  • #ThisIsOurLane: Doctors hit back at pro-gun group NRA

    11/12/2018 4:15:18 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 1 replies
    BBC News ^ | 11/12/2018
    When America's powerful pro-gun group told doctors to mind their own business, the response was swift, furious and viral. "Unless you've had someone's heart stop beating in your hands, you don't get to tell those of us who have what is and is not our 'lane'," trauma surgeon David Morris, 42, told the BBC. The National Rifle Association's tweet on Wednesday sparked anger. It came just hours before a gunman killed 12 people in a California bar. "Someone should tell self-important anti-gun doctors to stay in their lane," the NRA tweeted.
  • Eric C. Conn clients win reprieve in record-breaking Social Security scam

    11/12/2018 4:13:27 PM PST · by jazusamo · 1 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 12, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    Social Security beneficiaries snared in the largest disability scam in U.S. history won a reprieve last week when the government said it will put off decisions on revoking their benefits until the new year. The reversal by the Social Security Administration comes after the federal government finally took possession of and named receivers for thousands of case files from Eric C. Conn, the lawyer who orchestrated the disability-fraud ring. The files, which had been sitting in Conn’s law office for years, contain evidence that might help the beneficiaries prove they were entitled to benefits the government is now trying to...
  • Kansas City Health Department pours bleach on food meant for homeless people

    11/12/2018 4:00:27 PM PST · by grundle · 8 replies ^ | November 12, 2018
    KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI (Fox 32 News) - The Kansas City Health Department threw away and poured bleach on food meant for homeless people. The food was going to be distributed by a group called Free Hot Soup KC. The Kansas City Star said that the food, which included home-cooked chili, foil wrapped sandwiches and vats of soup, was destroyed on Sunday, Nov. 5, during a coordinated sting at several parks where volunteers had gathered. The Health Department said the group did not have a permit and was putting people at risk. "E. coli or salmonella or listeria can grow in...
  • 2020 Election: Maybe This Is Why Hillary Clinton Thinks

    11/12/2018 3:59:39 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | November 12, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    When it comes down to any contest, you size up the competition. So, given all of the negatives Hillary Clinton has right now, why is she possibly thinking about running again? Yes, Democrats like her, but I think if you were to ask a follow-up question concerning her running for president…again, the poll numbers would not be stellar. The progressive base of the Democratic Party, which isn’t small, wants her gone. A lot of the big wigs want a fresh start as well. Hillary comes off as inauthentic, not trustworthy, and someone who plays by their own rules. Worse, the Clintons...
  • Kemp Says Updated Vote Totals Affirm His Victory as Abrams Files Lawsuit

    11/12/2018 3:56:36 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 8 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | November 12, 2018 Updated: November 12, 2018 | IVAN PENTCHOUKOV AND ZACHARY STIEBER
    Georgia gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp said Nov. 12 that updated vote totals affirmed his victory as his opponent, Stacey Abrams, filed a lawsuit to stop counties from throwing out some rejected provisional and absentee ballots. As of Nov. 12, the reported vote totals showed Kemp ahead by nearly 58,875 votes, with 50.2 percent of the vote, compared with Abrams’s 48.7 percent. While Abrams has contended that the final vote count could see Kemp fall under 50 percent, which would trigger a runoff, Kemp said that won’t happen. According to a statement from Kemp’s campaign, no more than 13,360 ballots remain...
  • Andrew Cuomo Is Still Governor...But He Only Won How Many Counties North of NYC?

    11/12/2018 3:40:06 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | November 12, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) won re-election for the third time by 22 points last week. But a new report suggests it was nothing to brag about. He handily won New York City, but struggled in the rest of the state, winning only seven of the counties north of the city. In all, he lost 47 of the Empire State's 62 counties.Cuomo won Onondaga, Monroe, Albany, Erie, Ulster, and Tompkins Counties, which include major cities like Albany, Buffalo, Rochester, and Syracuse. All the other upstate counties overwhelmingly voted for Cuomo's Republican opponent Marc Molinaro, the Dutchess County executive. In...
  • Fox: Cable Group Seeks DOJ Probe of Comcast

    11/12/2018 3:39:40 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum
    Newsmax ^ | Monday, 12 November 2018 02:36 PM | Brian Freeman
    The American Cable Association has sent a letter to the Department of Justice demanding a probe into alleged antitrust violations committed by Comcast, Fox Business reported on Monday. In the letter the ACA, which is a lobbying group for midsize cable operators, the organization cited the “substantial competitive harm” the merger already has provided consumers. The DOJ is already appealing the AT&T-Time Warner deal over concerns the merger will harm competition. Both AT&T-Time Warner and Comcast-NBCU are vertical mergers, meaning the deals marry a content producer with a content distributor. ACA contends Comcast's cable distribution, combined with NBC’s content, make...
  • Falling Short: If Anti-Pelosi Democrats Stick Together, Pelosi Doesn't Have The Votes For Speaker

    11/12/2018 3:27:00 PM PST · by Kaslin · 45 replies ^ | November 12, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has done what we all knew she was going to do if the Democrats retook the House: mount a bid for speaker (again). It’s a slam-dunk, right? Well, she isn’t exactly the real face of the party. Moreover, she’s incredibly unpopular, a figure that jacks up the GOP base (and fills its campaign coffers), and a whole host of new Democrats don’t support her bid in the leadership. The question is whether the new class sticks to their word. Pelosi did raise money for them, despite their explicit opposition to her reassuming the House speakership. In all...
  • Florida braces for volatile recount as Trump ramps up attacks

    11/12/2018 3:26:10 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/12/18 | Lisa Hagen
    Democrats and Republicans are bracing for a protracted and volatile recount in Florida as election officials rush to meet a Thursday deadline to complete the process. Recounts in three statewide races were in full swing, with the nail-biter race between Sen. Bill Nelson (D) and Gov. Rick Scott (R) taking center stage. Votes are also being retabulated for the state's gubernatorial race between former Rep. Ron DeSantis (R) and Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum (D). The unfolding drama, and the legal battles surrounding it, are reminiscent of Florida’s presidential recount battle in 2000 that resulted in the election of former President...
  • Dead in cars and homes: Northern California fire toll at 29

    11/12/2018 3:22:28 PM PST · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 16 replies
    PARADISE, Calif. — The dead were found in burned-out cars, in the smoldering ruins of their homes, or next to their vehicles, apparently overcome by smoke and flames before they could jump in behind the wheel and escape. In some cases, there were only charred fragments of bone, so small that coroner's investigators used a wire basket to sift and sort them. At least 29 people were confirmed dead in the wildfire that turned the Northern California town of Paradise and outlying areas into hell on earth, equaling the deadliest blaze in state history, and the search for bodies continued...
  • New York State Episcopal Church Bishop Reaffirms Ban on Gay Marriage in Diocese

    11/12/2018 3:18:17 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 5 replies
    Christian Post ^ | November 12th 2018 | Michael Gryboski
    A bishop of The Episcopal Church whose diocese is based in the capital of New York has announced that his churches will not perform same-sex marriage ceremonies. Earlier this year, the Episcopal Church General Convention passed a resolution allowing for congregations to perform gay weddings even in dioceses where leadership objects. The new policy is scheduled to take effect on the first Sunday of Advent, Dec. 2. This stood in contrast to a resolution passed by the General Convention in 2015 that allowed bishops opposed to same-sex marriage to maintain a ban on such unions within their diocese. Bishop William...
  • Florida: We Counted Every Vote and Democrats Lost!

    11/12/2018 3:17:39 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Rush ^ | November 12, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Based on my wanderings around over the weekend, I think I know what many of you are asking. I know what many of you are discussing. Why is it that all of these elections that were called for Republicans are now too close to call? How does that happen? How do Republicans win these close elections and then all of a sudden they become too close to call, and concessions are rescinded, and all the newfound ballots that nobody knew existed on election night just magically happen to be Democrat ballots? And they find ’em in schoolrooms. And they...
  • MUST-SEE VIDEO: Broward County Elections Officials Block View as Ballots are Bundled and Bagged...

    11/12/2018 3:05:04 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 17 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | November 12, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    FULL TITLE: MUST-SEE VIDEO: Broward County Elections Officials Block View as Ballots are Bundled and Bagged in Davie, Florida Voting Center ANOTHER SHOCKING VIDEO FROM BROWARD COUNTY… A concerned citizen filmed Broward County Elections officials bundling and bagging votes at a Davie, Florida voting center. ** Several women are seen on the floor bundling the ballots and stuffing them into blue canvas zip bags. ** But once the women notice they are being filmed another elections official moves carts and makes a wall so the concerned citizen could not film what was going on. This is a STUNNING VIDEO! So...
  • Barbara McCarthy: 'I love America - but its attitude to guns is terrifying' (hurl alert)

    11/12/2018 2:50:53 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 38 replies
    Irish Independent ^ | November 12th 2018 | Barbara McCarthy
    When I was in a liquor store not far from Thousand Oaks, California, a few months back, a guy came up to the counter with his shirt half over his head and what I perceived as a gun protruding underneath it. I'm slightly (insanely) paranoid, so I ran out with my daughter in her pram, leaving my purchases on the counter, and legged it across the street. My daughter was wondering why we didn't get her apple juice, and I was vexed I didn't have my Mexican beers after my ordeal. You can't but be jumpy. There are up to...
  • Men burnt alive by mob after false WhatsApp messages accuse them of child kidnap [Mexico]

    11/12/2018 2:49:07 PM PST · by Red Badger · 13 replies ^ | 11/12/2018 | ByChris kitching
    WARNING - DISTRESSING CONTENT: The men were dragged out of a jail cell and killed as hundreds cheered Two innocent men were dragged out of a jail cell and burned alive by a cheering mob as rumours of child abductors spread rapidly on WhatsApp. The message talked of a "plague of child kidnappers" and three children, aged four, eight and 14, had been found murdered. It claimed the criminals were involved in organ trafficking, as the children were found with their abdomens sliced open and their organs removed. But the two men - an uncle and his nephew - who...
  • 1,282 out of 1,762 New Votes That Magically Appeared This Weekend in Georgia Went to Stacey Abrams

    11/12/2018 2:41:33 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 41 replies
    GP ^ | 11/12/18 | Jim Hoft
    The Georgia Democrat Party announced on SATURDAY that a handful of Georgia counties have suddenly discovered THOUSANDS of new votes that need to be counted. The Georgia Democrats say the new stash included absentee, early and election day votes. Democrats in Georgia mysteriously discovered 5,569 votes of which 4,804 were for Stacey Adams. They are going to steal the Georgia election too. On Monday the Georgia Democrat Party announced that another 1,282 out of 1,762 votes went to Stacey Abrams on Monday. Shocker: 1,282 out of 1,762 New Votes That Magically Appeared This Weekend in Georgia Went to Stacey Abrams...
  • Michelle Obama says Melania Trump has never reached out to her for advice

    11/12/2018 2:31:51 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 84 replies
    Michelle Obama says Melania Trump has never reached out to her for advice By Emily Heil November 12 at 5:19 PM When it comes to being the first lady, Melania Trump has apparently decided against the phone-a-friend option. Michelle Obama said the current FLOTUS has not reached out to her for advice, thankyouverymuch. During an interview that aired Sunday with ABC’s Robin Roberts, pegged to Obama’s forthcoming memoir “Becoming,” Roberts noted that Laura Bush had told her successor that she was there for her if she needed. “If you need any help, I’m a phone call away,” Bush told Obama,...
  • Trump effect: Food stamp usage lowest in a decade after two years of POTUS economy

    11/12/2018 2:29:15 PM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 8 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 11/12/18 | USA Features
    Winning: The number of Americans on supplemental food assistance fell dramatically during POTUS Donald Trump’s first two years in office and is now at its lower level since 2009. According to Department of Agriculture which manages the food benefits, 38,845,997 Americans participated in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) as of the end of July. That’s the lowest number since 38,184,306 people were on SNAP in 2009, Breitbart reported. Moreover, the total number of households on SNAP fell below 20 million to 19.5 million, the lowest since 2010.
  • [Vanity] Hillary Jennings Bryan!!!!!

    11/12/2018 2:28:26 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 9 replies
    Let her lose one more time just for the fun of it!! To paraphrase William Howard Taft in 1908, "You can vote for Hillary any time. Vote for Trump this year!!"
  • Rep. Jason Lewis blames House GOP defeat on John McCain

    11/12/2018 2:19:35 PM PST · by DoodleDawg · 36 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/12/18 | Felicia Sonmez
    Rep. Jason Lewis (R-Minn.), who lost his seat in last week’s midterm elections, is coming under fire for a Wall Street Journal op-ed in which he blames Republicans’ defeat at the ballot box on the late senator John McCain (R-Ariz.). In the piece, titled “Who Lost the House? John McCain,” Lewis makes a novel argument: that McCain’s famous thumbs-down vote last year against a “skinny” repeal of the Affordable Care Act doomed Republicans by making it more difficult for them to counter Democratic claims that GOP lawmakers would do away with protections for those with preexisting conditions. The catch, of...