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  • My Advice to Judge Moore: Hire Hillary

    11/10/2017 12:47:54 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 8 replies
    The Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | 10 November 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    <p>RUSH: You know, these political sex scandals, they’re fascinating, folks. When the Democrats have one, you need to produce semen, you need the blue dress, you need transcripts of sexting, you need photos of people sneaking into hotel rooms like John Edwards. But when the 40-year-old childhood memories of a wacky woman and the Washington Post allege something about a Republican, all hell breaks loose.</p>
  • Trump to Critics: ‘How Can You Blame China For Taking Advantage of People That Had No Clue?’

    11/10/2017 12:46:31 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 21 replies
    CNS News ^ | 11/10/2017 | Patrick Goodenough
    President Trump hit back early Friday at critics at home for challenging his comments in Beijing on the massive trade deficit with China, doubling down on blaming not China but past U.S. administrations for the situation. “I don’t blame China,” Trump reiterated on Twitter. “I blame the incompetence of past Admins for allowing China to take advantage of the U.S. on trade leading up to a point where the U.S. is losing $100s of billions,” he continued. “How can you blame China for taking advantage of people that had no clue? I would’ve done same!” The unrepentant Friday morning tweet...
  • Whoa: Memo Presented by Russian Lawyer at Infamous Trump Tower Meeting Was Written By...Fusion GPS

    11/10/2017 12:42:30 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 17 replies ^ | Nov 10, 2017 | Guy Benson
    Earlier in the week, we learned that the female Russian attorney whose June 2016 meeting with Donald Trump, Jr., Paul Manafort, and Jared Kushner -- which remains the most (only?) concrete evidence of attempted collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government -- met with the founder of Democratic opposition research firm Fusion GPS on that very same day. Twice. Both before and after the truncated and much-discussed Trump Tower confab. As someone who cut Team Trump very little slack on the Don Jr. emails that preceded their huddle with Natalia Veselnitskaya, the revelations about her schedule on that...
  • Republicans Say Moore’s More Trouble Than a Senate Seat’s Worth

    11/10/2017 12:25:53 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 103 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | November 10, 2017 | by JONATHAN ALLEN
    WASHINGTON — Roy Moore could do more damage to the GOP brand than an Alabama Senate seat is worth. NBC News has not confirmed that (sic) allegations; the woman didn't file a police report or bring a civil suit. Moore, now 70, called the charges "completely false" in a statement released by his campaign Thursday. It's a "no-win situation through and through" for the GOP, said Doug Heye, a former Senate and House Republican aide. "He's not worth it," Heye said. The question of how to handle Moore has both political and moral components, said Republicans who spoke to NBC...
  • Texas church shooting not the first time a good guy with gun takes down mass shooter

    11/10/2017 11:57:49 AM PST · by rogerantone1 · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 9, 2017 | Andrew O'Reilly
    The armed civilian who used his assault rifle to stop Sunday’s mass murder of 26 Texas churchgoers has been hailed, rightly, as a hero, but Stephen Willeford is hardly unique. A number of armed American citizens have also used their firearms to stop or limit mass killings.
  • If You Refuse to Condemn Predators because of Politics, You’re Disgusting

    11/10/2017 11:47:51 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 219 replies
    National Review ^ | November 10, 2017 | by KATHERINE TIMPF
    The allegations against Roy Moore are disgusting — and if you find yourself reluctant to say so because of your politics, then you’re pretty gross, too. The Leigh Corfman story, reported by the Washington Post, is about so much more than just some older guy having a relationship with some younger girl. That, of course, would be bad enough — many girls haven’t even had their f***ing periods at age 14 — but this is also about a man who abuses his power to prey on the powerless. It’s about a respected district attorney finding a girl in a vulnerable...
  • Is Mueller About To Blow Up Washington? Rumors Swirl After 34 Cases Are Filed in D.C. Federal Court

    11/10/2017 11:43:38 AM PST · by gubamyster · 114 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/10/2017 | Joshua Caplan
    Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russia’s alleged interference in the 2016 presidential election continues to hang over Washington, D.C. like a dark cloud. The investigation, which has already produced two indictments, former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and business partner Rick Gates, may very soon engulf even more political figures. A lot of them. verified that there are currently 34 cases that have been filed under seal in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia between the dates of October 27th (when Manafort was indicted) and today’s date. While the sealed cases are certainly interesting to note,...
  • Opinion: The Roy Moore mess actually began with the Trump ‘Access Hollywood’ tape

    11/10/2017 11:39:06 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 10, 2017 | By Paul Waldman
    Roy Moore may or may not become a U.S. senator, but he was fortunate that the explosive allegations about him pursuing relationships with teenage girls (one as young as 14) while he was in his 30s emerged at a time in his party’s history when it had been preparing for years to defend something like this. If Moore’s political ambitions survive, he’ll have President Trump — and the way the GOP, in service to Trump, abandoned any pretense of moral principle — to thank. [snip] But if you read the story, it’s almost impossible to believe it isn’t true. Our...
  • Opinion: Roy Moore wreaks havoc in Alabama and beyond

    11/10/2017 11:27:46 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 77 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 10, 2017 | By Ed Rogers
    ... I have been fretting for some time about Roy Moore coming to the U.S. Senate. He embodies every negative stereotype anyone ever had of people from Alabama. As I wrote soon after his win in the GOP primary, “Moore is bad for Alabama and worse for the GOP.” Well, I didn’t think it was possible when I wrote that piece a couple weeks ago, but things have managed to get even worse. Suffice it to say, I was worried then — and more so now — that if anyone or any company considered moving jobs to Alabama, holding a...
  • Tearful meeting for pair forever linked by face transplant

    11/10/2017 11:09:33 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 10, 2017
    ROCHESTER, Minn. — Standing in a stately Mayo Clinic library, Lilly Ross reached out and touched the face of a stranger, prodding the rosy cheeks and eyeing the hairless gap in a chin she once had known so well. "That's why he always grew it so long, so he could try to mesh it together on the chin," she told Andy Sandness, as he shut his eyes and braced for the tickle of her touch on new nerve endings in the face that had been her husband's. Sixteen months after transplant surgery gave Sandness the face that had belonged to...
  • Alabama poll: Moore and Jones tied following scandal

    11/10/2017 11:08:17 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 87 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/10/2017 | Ben Kamisar
    Embattled Alabama GOP Senate nominee Roy Moore is tied with Democrat Doug Jones in a new poll on Friday, one day after accusations surfaced that Moore had inappropriate sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl decades ago. Moore and Jones are tied at 46 percent in the new poll by Decision Desk and Opinion Savvy, with 82 percent of respondents aware of the new allegations leveled by named accusers in The Washington Post. In an average of polls, Moore was previously leading Jones by six points. Most polls were taken before the allegations of Moore’s sexual conduct were reported. The new...
  • Peak Oil? Majors Aren’t Buying Into Threat from Renewables

    11/10/2017 11:04:04 AM PST · by Oatka · 14 replies
    Reuters via gCaptain ^ | Nov. 9, 2017 | Ernest Scheyder and Ron Bousso
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  • Kimberley Strassel: The Fusion GPS dossier was one of the dirtiest political tricks in US history

    11/10/2017 10:49:25 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    FOX News ^ | November 10, 2017 | by Kimberley Strassel
    The Steele dossier has already become a thing of John le Carré-like intrigue—British spies, Kremlin agents, legal cutouts, hidden bank accounts. What all this obscures is the more immediate point: The dossier amounts to one of the dirtiest tricks in U.S. political history. It was perpetrated by Team Clinton and yielded a vast payoff for Hillary’s campaign. “Details from the dossier were not reported before Election Day,” ran a recent CNN story. Hillary Clinton herself stressed the point in a recent “Daily Show” appearance. This is utterly untrue. In British court documents Mr. Steele has acknowledged he briefed U.S. reporters...
  • Alabama state rep: Moore’s accusers should be prosecuted

    11/10/2017 10:46:37 AM PST · by ForYourChildren · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/10/2017 | Avery Anapol
    An Alabama GOP state representative said Friday that he thinks legal action should be taken against the women who accused Roy Moore of sexual misconduct with a minor. State Rep. Ed Henry told The Cullman Times that he is “not buying” the Washington Post report, which was published with accounts from four women and backed up by 30 sources. The report accused Moore of kissing and sexually touching a 14-year-old girl when he was 32. “If they believe this man is predatory, they are guilty of allowing him to exist for 40 years,” Henry said. “I think someone should prosecute...
  • CNN faces another racial discrimination lawsuit, lawyer says

    11/10/2017 10:42:06 AM PST · by ForYourChildren · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/09/2017 | Brian Flood
    The Atlanta lawyer whose racial discrimination suit against CNN was dismissed earlier this year says he is re-filing the class action case – this time with a new set of plaintiffs and even more alleged victims. The network news channel’s alleged racial discrimination is “as abhorrent as all of the sexual harassment cases that are rightfully now being prosecuted,” Daniel R. Meachum told Fox News. “Educated, well-intentioned, experienced and talented African-Americans are being discriminated against.” Celeslie Henley, a plaintiff in the first version, said she worked at CNN for seven years until she was allegedly fired after emailing the human...
  • The New Age of Trump Oil

    11/10/2017 10:36:22 AM PST · by brownwill6767 · 12 replies
    Recently, President Donald J. Trump joined Energy Industry Executives, members of Congress, and Cabinet Officials at the Department of Energy to deliver remarks on unleashing America’s boundless capacity for energy production. “We’re here today to usher in a new American energy policy,” he declared. The President explained that his focus isn’t so much on “energy independence,” but rather dominance. In fact, the program is being called “American Energy Domination.”
  • Developing world says rich nations shirking on climate

    11/10/2017 10:32:20 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | November 10, 2017 | by Marlowe Hood
    The failure of wealthy nations to deliver on short-term climate commitments could hinder the rollout of a landmark treaty, a bloc of 134 developing countries, including India and China, warned Thursday at UN negotiations in Bonn. The diplomatic spat has underscored the difficulty of reaching a consensus at the 196-nation talks. "If we do not respect decisions that we have made, then how can we build trust among the parties?" said Chen Zhihua, China's senior negotiator, referring to long-standing pledges by rich nations to enhance financial support and "revisit" targets for curbing greenhouse gas emissions before 2020. "And how can...
  • Communist Drexel Professor Blames Texas Church Massacre On Whiteness, White People For The LV Attack

    11/10/2017 10:23:49 AM PST · by blam · 19 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 11-10-2017 | Alex Thomas
    A controversial Drexel University professor, who is already suspended from campus over comments he made following the Las Vegas Massacre, is now arguing that the recent Texas church shooting was specifically caused by “whiteness” while also attacking news outlets who reported on his previous disgusting comments about the attack in Vegas. In an interview with the left-wing show Democracy Now!, professor George Ciccariello-Maher once again shared his disgust for all white people while specifically pinning the blame for the church attack on the existence of whiteness itself. “Whiteness is never seen as a cause, in and of itself, of these...
  • Can direct democracy offer a third way to meet the climate challenge?

    11/10/2017 10:23:37 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    The Guardian ^ | November 10, 2017 | by John Gibbons
    In the medieval legend made famous by the brothers Grimm, the German town of Hamelin is besieged by a plague of rats, until the mysterious pied piper appears and agrees, for a fee, to rid them of the infestation. The mayor then reneges on payment and the piper exacts a savage revenge on the town’s ingrates by luring away their children, who are never seen again. The tale could also be an allegory for today’s grim intergenerational smash-and-grab – the global economy. Like the hapless mayor of Hamelin, elected officials all over the world are today blindly pursuing growth-as-usual, while...
  • Senate GOP Campaign Arm Severs Financial Ties To Roy Moore

    11/10/2017 10:17:39 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 97 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 11/10/2017 | Lachlan Markey and Gideon Resnick
    A day after explosive allegations of sexual assault surfaced against Alabama senate candidate Roy Moore, the Republican Party’s senate campaign arm has severed financial ties with the embattled former state supreme court justice. A joint fundraising committee benefitting Moore and a handful of Republican Party organs filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission on Friday removing the National Republican Senatorial Committee as one of its beneficiaries. Going forward, the committee’s fundraising will benefit Moore’s Senate campaign, the Alabama Republican Party, and the Republican National Committee but not the NRSC. The NRSC’s removal from the account is the most concrete step...