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  • Grassley: ‘Kavanaugh Hearing Could Be Cancelled If Accuser Doesn’t Respond’

    09/19/2018 12:39:51 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 19 replies
    citizenfreepress.com/ ^ | 9/19/18 | Gail
    From the post by Gail: Democrat perverts have gone too far with their turning every issue into a sex issue. The country cannot allow a delusional woman to disrupt the country’s business with an unsubstantiated claim of some sort of sex dream she may have had over 36 years ago. Her story keeps changing and she doesn’t know where or when this delusion may have occurred. She has had over 36 years to resolve her issue, but chose to wait until the last moment of a judicial appointment to make her claim. She bypassed all the prescribed opportunities to address...
  • Kavanaugh’s Wife Takes Cupcakes To Press Camped Outside Her Home

    09/19/2018 12:11:58 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 30 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 09/18/2018
    When press and camera crews from a number of outlets gathered outside her door — as a sexual assault allegation left the Supreme Court nomination of her husband, Brett Kavanaugh, hanging in the balance — Ashley Estes Kavanaugh delivered cupcakes. According to at least one reporter, CBS’ Kathryn Watson, Kavanaugh offered up cupcakes from Sprinkles, a cupcake bakery in Georgetown. Watson’s tweet spurred several reactions. First, people asked, “why are you at his house?” and criticized the media for camping out at his house.
  • Head of French OBGYN union attacked by gov’t, media for saying abortion takes a life

    09/19/2018 12:01:57 AM PDT · by wardaddy · 2 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 9-18-18 | Risden
    BROU-SUR-CHANTEREINE, France, September 18, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – A pro-life French obstetrician who described abortion as homicide is drawing fire from France's pro-abortion media and the country's government itself. Even his own union is distancing itself from the pro-life physician's comments on abortion. Dr. Bertrand De Rochambeau, president of France's union of gynecologists and obstetricians, stood up for his right to refuse to commit abortions in an interview with a French television reporter. Reporter Valentine Oberti states in that interview that a conscientious objector clause to allow physicians in France to opt out of committing abortions is something that angers some...
  • Kudlow suggests entitlement reform is coming

    09/18/2018 11:17:23 PM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 22 replies
    CNBC ^ | 9-18-18 | Jacob Pramuk | @jacobpramuk
    President Donald Trump's top economic advisor has given Democrats fresh ammunition for one of their most used midterm attacks. Asked Monday if the Trump administration would address "entitlement reform," White House chief economic advisor Larry Kudlow said it will "probably" look at "larger entitlements" next year. Entitlement reform generally refers to changes or cuts to large government social programs such as Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid or food stamps.
  • Sachio Kinugasa, Japanese Baseball’s Iron Man, Is Dead at 71

    09/18/2018 10:51:24 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 4 replies
    NY Times ^ | April 26, 2018 | Richard Sandomir
    Sachio Kinugasa, the Japanese slugger who in 1987 broke Lou Gehrig’s record for consecutive games played, only to see his testament to durability exceeded nine years later by Cal Ripken Jr., died on Monday. He was 71. The cause was colon cancer, according to reports in the Japanese news media, which did not specify where he died. In Japan, Kinugasa embodied consistency and effort by playing in game after game for the Hiroshima Toyo Carp over 17 years despite broken bones, slumps and age. Even after a pitch fractured his left shoulder blade in 1979 — about halfway through his...
  • Kavanaugh's accuser and the curious George Soros links

    09/18/2018 10:38:45 PM PDT · by Marcus Licinius Crassus · 24 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 9/19/2018 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Look at what’s going on with Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation proceedings for the Supreme Court, and the fingerprints of George Soros are all over it. First there was a report from June in the Daily Caller that found “a new political advocacy group that vowed to put $5 million behind an effort to stop … Kavanaugh’s confirmation has significant ties to the liberal financier” Soros. What are those ties? The group, Demand Justice, established in 2018, gets its money from the Sixteen Thirty Fund — and the Sixteen Thirty Fund received roughly $2.2 million from the Open Society Policy Center,...
  • Trade war escalates as China announces tariffs on U.S. imports

    09/18/2018 10:02:30 PM PDT · by cba123 · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | September 18, 2018 | Joe Mcdonald
    BEIJING – China on Tuesday announced a tariff increase on $60 billion of U.S. products in response to President Donald Trump’s latest duty increase in a dispute over Beijing’s technology policy. The announcement followed a warning by an American business group that a “downward spiral” in their conflict appeared certain following Trump’s penalties on $200 billion of Chinese goods. The Finance Ministry said it was going ahead with plans announced in August for the increases of 10 percent and 5 percent on 5,207 types of U.S. goods. A list released last month included coffee, honey and industrial chemicals. Please see...
  • Decades of 'Fancy meeting you here!' for Gorsuch, Kavanaugh

    09/18/2018 9:43:35 PM PDT · by libh8er · 12 replies
    Daily Herald ^ | 8.24.2018 | Jessica Gresko
    Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh first crossed paths over plates of beef stroganoff, shepherd's pie and chicken cubes in a thick, yellow sauce. They weren't business meals. They shared lunch period at their elite private high school. Now, the two may dine together for decades, this time at the Supreme Court. If Kavanaugh is confirmed following hearings in September, he will join his fellow Trump nominee at the high court, where tradition is that justices lunch together on days when they hear arguments. Gorsuch and Kavanaugh's bonds go well beyond a common conservative ideology and their days at the all-boys...
  • Trump: I hope voters pay attention to Dem tactics amid Kavanaugh fight

    09/18/2018 9:27:24 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/18/18 | Brandon Conradis
    President Trump on Tuesday night said he hopes voters are paying attention to the Democratic "playbook" amid the tumultuous nomination process for his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, which has recently been plagued by sexual assault allegations. "The Supreme Court is one of the main reasons I got elected President. I hope Republican Voters, and others, are watching, and studying, the Democrats Playbook," Trump tweeted.Senate Republicans have been determined to get Kavanaugh confirmed before the November midterm elections, where Democrats are hoping to ride out a "blue wave" and retake both chambers of Congress. But Kavanaugh's confirmation, which until recently...
  • What You Need to Know About Amendment 73 and Public Education Funding (Colorado)

    09/18/2018 7:33:28 PM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    Independence Institute - Fiscal Policy Center ^ | September 18, 2018 | Linda Gorman
    In November 2018, voters will decide on Amendment 73, a state constitutional amendment which would increase income, property and corporate taxes in Colorado .... Amendment 73 effectively ends protections against continuous increases in residential property taxes. It increases the state residential property tax assessment rate for school districts. Commercial property will enjoy reduced rates. ... Amendment 73 reduces legislative oversight by locking increased spending into the state constitution. There is no guarantee that more spending will increase educational opportunities for existing students.
  • GOP candidate scores upset win in Texas state Senate runoff

    09/18/2018 8:47:08 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/18/18 | John Bowden
    A Republican candidate won an upset victory Tuesday night in the runoff for a Texas state Senate seat that had been held by Democrats for more than a decade. Pete Flores (R), a conservative former leader of the state Parks and Wildlife Department’s law enforcement division, won a surprise victory over Democrat Pete Gallego. The runoff election was held following the resignation of the seat's previous holder, state Sen. Carlos Uresti (D), after Uresti was found guilty of charges related to defrauding investors in an oil services company and sentenced to prison. Uresti previously defeated Flores in 2016 by double...
  • RNC poll finds GOP voters aren’t worried about midterms. That’s bad

    09/18/2018 8:30:46 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 44 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 9/18/18 | Chris Pandolfo
    Fully half of self-identified Republicans don’t believe Democrats are likely to win back the House. And within that group, 57 percent of people who describe themselves as strong Trump supporters don’t believe Democrats have a chance (37 percent believe they do). … “If overconfident Republican voters stay home, Democrats could win a landslide,” Josh Green writes. “The report urges GOP officials to yank their voters back to reality: ‘We need to make real the threat that Democrats have a good shot of winning control of Congress.'”
  • Democrats Make Last-ditch Effort To Block Trump Declassification

    09/18/2018 8:29:00 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 63 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 09/18/2018
    Leading congressional Democrats are looking to stall the process to release documents related to the Russia investigation, which President Donald Trump ordered declassified on Monday. Reps. Nancy Pelosi and Adam Schiff and Sens. Chuck Schumer and Mark Warner, sent a letter Tuesday asking Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, FBI Director Christopher Wray and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats to provide an “immediate briefing” to the Gang of Eight before declassifying and releasing the documents. The four Democrats expressed “profound alarm” at Trump’s order to declassify the records. Trump ordered the Justice Department and Office of the Director of National...
  • Grassley: No reason to delay Kavanaugh hearing

    09/18/2018 7:52:25 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/18/18 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) is pressing forward with a hearing scheduled for Monday after a woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault called for the FBI to investigate her claims before she testifies. Grassley, on Monday evening, said there was "no reason" to delay the hearing. Republicans have invited both Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, his accuser, to testify publicly. “Dr. Ford’s testimony would reflect her personal knowledge and memory of events. Nothing the FBI or any other investigator does would have any bearing on what Dr. Ford tells the committee, so there is no reason for...
  • Chuck Grassley Responds to Christine Ford: ‘There is No Reason’ to Delay Hearing

    09/18/2018 7:48:09 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 25 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 09/18/18
    Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley responded on Tuesday night to the letter from Christine Ford announcing that she would not testify to his committee before the FBI investigated her allegation against Brett Kavanaugh. In a letter sent to Grassley on Tuesday, Ford’s lawyers rejected an invitation to testify before the committee on Monday, arguing instead that “a full investigation by law enforcement officials will ensure that the crucial facts and witnesses in this matter are assessed in a non-partisan manner, and that the Committee is fully informed before conducting any hearing or making any decisions.” In response to the letter,...
  • Stanford Doctors: It's Time To Ban All Semi-Automatic Firearms

    09/18/2018 7:47:50 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 75 replies
    Townhall ^ | 09/18/18 | Beth Baumann
    Over 2,500 medical students and healthcare professionals at over 30 leading medical centers held events on Monday urging the public to treat "gun violence" as a public health crisis, The Mercury News reported. The events were part of Scrubs Addressing the Firearms Epidemic (SAFE), a non-partisan action co-founded by Stanford’s Professor of Medicine Dr. Dean Winslow, a Republican, and fourth year medical student Sarabeth Spitzer, a Democrat. Winslow is a retired U.S. Air Force colonel and flight surgeon who was deployed six times to Iraq and Afghanistan. At Stanford, healthcare professionals spoke about the health risk associated with guns, the...
  • Mark Levin: DIANE FEINSTEIN AND CHUCK SCHUMER TURNED THE KAVANAUGH HEARING ON ITS HEAD

    09/18/2018 7:43:54 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 17 replies
    Mark Levin Facebook ^ | 9/18/2018 | Mark Levin
    Mark Levin shared LevinTV's video. 2 hrs · DIANE FEINSTEIN AND CHUCK SCHUMER TURNED THE KAVANAUGH HEARING ON ITS HEAD FOR THEIR AGENDA.
  • Former NHL Player Receives Death Threats After Legally Hunting A Grizzly Bear

    09/18/2018 7:43:37 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 24 replies
    Townhall ^ | 09/17/18 | Beth Baumann Beth Baumann
    Former professional hockey player Tim Brent, who played for the Toronto Maple Leafs and Carolina Hurricanes, has received death threats after legally harvesting a grizzly bear, The Resurgent reported. Brent, who's married to well-known hunter Eva Shockey, posted a picture of his harvest on social media. It wasn't long before anti-hunters chimed in and ridiculed him for his actions: Brent harvested the grizzly and a moose with his father-in-law in the Yukon. People, however, were more upset by the pictures of the grizzly than they were the moose. Here are just a few of the responses Brent received: So there...
  • Kavanaugh accuser forced out of her home over threats, lawyers say

    09/18/2018 7:31:09 PM PDT · by Magnatron · 136 replies
    The Hill ^ | 18 September 2018 | John Bowden
    The woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault has been forced out of her home due to death threats, her lawyers said Tuesday. Christine Blasey Ford's lawyers told Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) in a letter that the Palo Alto University professor has been effectively forced into hiding over violent messages targeting her and her family. "In the 36 hours since her name became public, Dr. Ford has received a stunning amount of support from her community and from fellow citizens across our country. At the same time, however, her worst fears have...
  • Flores defeats Gallego in Senate District 19 [Repub Wins Special Election In District Hillary Won]

    09/18/2018 7:19:31 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 63 replies
    mysanantonio.com ^ | 9/19/2018
    Voters elected political newcomer Pete Flores to the Texas Senate on Tuesday, flipping a Democratic district red for the first time in 139 years and further bolstering Republicans’ supermajority in the chamber ahead of the November elections. A retired game warden, Flores defeated former state and U.S. Rep. Pete Gallego for the Senate District 19 seat after receiving backing from some of the state’s most prominent politicians, including Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, and U.S. Sens John Cornyn and Ted Cruz. “We conservatives are conservative in the way we make approaches. The gun fight’s not over until the...