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  • These States Are Voting On Abortion Bills In The Midterms. Here’s What You Should Know

    10/15/2018 3:49:49 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 15, 2018 | Grace Carr
    Voters in Alabama, West Virginia and Oregon will cast their ballots in November against or in support of bills amending their state’s abortion laws. Alabama’s proposed constitutional amendment, “Statewide Amendment 2,” will ask voters to affirm that “the constitution of this state does not protect the right to abortion or require the funding of abortion.” It would also “recognize and support the sanctity of unborn life and the rights of unborn children.” “The real aim is to ban abortion, but that’s not what you see in the language. This is just very broad. We have seen some split among conservatives...
  • Bear spray, bloody brawls at Patriot Prayer 'law and order' march in Portland

    10/14/2018 8:42:28 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 38 replies
    The Oregonian/OregonLive ^ | Updated 10:32 AM; Posted Oct 13, 7:49 PM | Shane Dixon Kavanaugh
    Warning: This post contains graphic content A demonstration billed as a march for "law and order" in the streets of Portland descended into chaos as rival political factions broke into bloody brawls downtown Saturday night. Members of the right-wing group Patriot Prayer and their black-clad adversaries, known as antifa, used bear spray, bare fists and batons to thrash each other outside Kelly's Olympian, a popular bar on Southwest Washington Street. The melee, which lasted more than a minute, ended when riot cops rushed in and fired pepper balls at the street fighters. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSQrM3R-0HA The Portland Police Bureau reported seeing protest...
  • Portland mayor stands by decision to allow Antifa to block traffic, hassle motorists

    10/14/2018 9:43:31 AM PDT · by rktman · 97 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 10/14/2018 | Valerie Richardson
    Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler came under fire over a viral video showing Antifa protesters blocking traffic and harassing drivers, but he says he supports the decision by police to watch from a distance without getting involved. “I was appalled by what I saw in the video, but I support the Portland Police Bureau’s decision not to intervene,” he said at a Friday press conference. “This whole incident will be investigated.” The video posted by journalist Andy C. Ngo showed protesters, including members of Antifa and Black Lives Matter, blocking an intersection and attempting to direct traffic at while officers on...
  • Portland Oregonian Endorses Republican Knute Buehler for Governor

    10/14/2018 9:02:35 AM PDT · by nwrep · 33 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | October 14, 2018 | Editorial Board
    Simply, the Oregon governor's race is about who can best lead Oregon in tackling the human and economic crises unfolding on our home turf. From the state's distressed K-12 education system to the critical need for pension reform to encouraging more affordable-housing construction, Oregon is running out of time to responsibly address these challenges. With little vision and no urgency by Brown in her nearly four years as governor, and insufficient experience from Independent Party nominee Patrick Starnes, voters fortunately have a strong alternative. Oregonians should vote for the candidate who is willing to take courageous action on these entrenched problems and...
  • Patriot Prayer rally in Portland turns bloody; American flag saved from flames

    10/14/2018 5:24:59 AM PDT · by Libloather · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/14/18 | Louis Casiano
    Members of opposing groups violently clashed in downtown Portland, Ore., on Saturday night during an event that was billed as a march for “law and order.” Participants with the conservative Patriot Prayer group and counter-demonstrators with Antifa got into a bloody melee outside a popular bar where members on both sides used bear spray, fists and batons to beat each other, the Oregonian reported.
  • Portland Antifa and BLM vs Wheelchair lady (NSFW Language)

    10/13/2018 7:27:15 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 37 replies
    (VIDEO AT LINK) Added:3 days ago By: cracanata (2543.30) Tags: wtf, Portland, Antifa, BLM vs Wheelchair lady Location: Portland
  • Driver, 74, says he meant no harm, just wanted to get away from 'angry mob'

    10/13/2018 9:04:42 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 66 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 13, 2018 | Amy Lieu
    The driver of a car seen in a viral video driving through a protest in downtown Portland, Ore., last week said Friday that he never tried to run them over, according to reports. "When you have an angry mob yelling at you and beating on your car you just want to get out of there," Kent Houser, 74, told the Oregonian. The demonstrators were protesting last Saturday after a fatal police shooting that occurred the previous week.
  • Antifa’s Latest Targets: Elderly Women and The Handicapped

    10/10/2018 6:36:09 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 32 replies
    Constitution.com ^ | October 10, 2018 | Andrew West
    There’s something about the mob mentality that is inherently chaotic and frightening. You see, in “mob” situations, where emotions are running incredibly high, even the slightest movement among the crowd can create a tidal wave of force. A rumor, or an errant tweet, even, could send what was once a peaceful crowd into the rafters of anger. This is what sent citizens streaming out onto the nation’s highways years ago when Black Lives Matter still looked like it had a shot of being a productive movement. Of course, it has since devolved into a barbaric and murderous mess, as we...
  • Portland Police Want To Charge Driver With Crimes After Escaping Mob Protest . . . . .

    10/10/2018 6:54:11 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 104 replies
    gateway pundid ^ | 10-10-18
    As the videos from last weekend’s protest in Portland have gone viral, namely due to the dereliction of duty on the part of the Portland police allowing the violent leftist mob to take over the city, one particular video has caught the attention of police and Multnomah County district attorney Rod Underhill. The video in question shows a man in a silver car getting caught up in the protest. Apparently fearing for his safety, the man starts to drive through the protest. One genius decides he’s going to jump in front of the car and try to stop it, as...
  • Anarchy! Portland residents' fury at mayor for allowing Antifa activists to take over street

    10/09/2018 8:29:19 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 28 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 9 October 2018 | CHRIS PLEASANCE
    Anarchy! Portland residents' fury at mayor for allowing Antifa activists to take over street, direct traffic, abuse motorists and attack driver during march over police shooting of a black man Activists gathered in Portland Saturday to protest shooting of Patrick Kimmons 100 people including Kimmons' family met at parking lot where he was killed After a march they began directing traffic and were filmed abusing drivers At one point a man tried to drive through the group and had his car attacked ETC...
  • Antifa Takes Over Portland, Harasses Old Man for Disobeying

    10/08/2018 3:31:41 PM PDT · by chief lee runamok · 64 replies
    breitbart ^ | 10/08/2018 | Thomas Ciccotta
    A group of Antifa protesters in Portland, Oregon harassed an old man this week for disobeying their traffic orders, with apparently no action taken against them by the Portland police.
  • PVeritas: Secrets and Lies: Oregon Governor Kate Brown–Misuse of Public Funds, Conflicts of Interest

    10/08/2018 9:34:50 AM PDT · by maggief · 8 replies
    Project Veritas ^ | October 8, 2018
    On Hidden Camera: Former Campaign Manager, “She’s a really awful manager of people, operations and structures.” “The government side can’t direct the campaign side, which is what was happening.” Governor’s Chief of Staff Alleged to Have Illegally Fired Campaign Staff Using Government Funds for Campaign Expenses: “… [with Governor Brown] it happens all the time” “Yeah, it [Brown’s administration] was “shady as f**k,” Says Former Campaign Manager (Oregon) Project Veritas Action Fund has released undercover video which exposes widespread mismanagement and possible campaign law violations associated with Governor Kate Brown. The undercover report features a former campaign manager for Brown,...
  • Judge rejects Dem's bid to delay Kavanaugh vote [Sen. Merkley]

    10/05/2018 2:26:02 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 5, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    Sen. Jeff Merkley lost his bid to delay the Senate’s final vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh after a federal judge ruled Friday that he had waited too long to sue. Mr. Merkley had sued last week claiming that the president and Senate Republicans were violating the Constitution by denying him the chance to properly give vet Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination. He said the Constitution tasks senators with giving “advice and consent” on presidential picks, and he’s unable to carry that duty out without seeing more documents from the judge’s past.
  • Sen. Jeff Merkley demands immediate court ruling to halt Kavanaugh vote

    10/04/2018 4:16:07 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 102 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 4, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    Sen. Jeff Merkley asked a court Thursday afternoon to quickly step in and delay the Senate from voting on this weekend on Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court. Mr. Merkley has filed a long-shot lawsuit arguing President Trump has violated the Constitution by withholding documents from Judge Kavanaugh’s past, denying senators the ability to make an informed decision on the nomination. That, he says, violates the Constitution’s demand that the Senate give “advice and consent” on nominations. The Oregon Democrat asked for a hearing Friday afternoon or Saturday morning, just before the Senate is expected to hold a final...
  • Suspect kidnapped, tortured 89-year-old Marcine Herinck before killing her, indictment says

    10/03/2018 6:37:19 PM PDT · by hiho hiho · 39 replies
    KGW ^ | October 3, 2018 | Jared Cowley
    PORTLAND, Ore. — A murder suspect kidnapped, tortured, sexually abused, and maimed 89-year-old Marcine Herinck before killing her, according to an indictment. A grand jury returned the 23-count indictment against Timothy Mackley on Wednesday, which included multiple charges of aggravated murder, sex abuse and abuse of a corpse. Mackley, 58, will be arraigned Thursday at 9:30 a.m. at the Multnomah County Justice Center. He is currently being held at the Multnomah County Jail with no bail. Timothy Mackley was accused of murder after police found a dead body in a car during a traffic stop. (MCSO) Rollins, Michael Mackley was...
  • ICE union seeks criminal investigation of Ted Wheeler

    10/03/2018 3:47:53 PM PDT · by chief lee runamok · 4 replies
    oregonlive ^ | 10/03/2018 | Gordon Friedman
    The union representing Immigrations and Customs Enforcement employees has asked state and federal officials to open a criminal investigation of Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler over his direction of the police response to ICE protests this summer.
  • OR: Poll says governor's race a squeaker (

    10/02/2018 7:46:43 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 33 replies
    https://pamplinmedia.com ^ | Oct 2, 2018 | Pamplin Media Group
    Democrat Kate Brown and Republican Knute Buehler nearly tied, nonaffiliated voters lean toward GOP, in latest survey of likely voters The governor's race between Democratic incumbent Kate Brown and Republican candidate Rep. Knute Buehler remains surprisingly close, according to a new poll. The phone poll of 679 likely voters, held Sept. 20-23, shows that 41.7 percent would choose Brown, while 40.8 percent would vote for Buehler. The results have a 3.76- percent margin of error, according to Clout Research, an Ohio firm. The poll was commissioned by Leona Consulting Co., an Oregon conservative political and public affairs firm. The...
  • RESIST: Democrat Senator Filed An Injunction To Block Final Kavanaugh Vote

    10/02/2018 3:01:49 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 76 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 2, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Well, we all know the Republicans want to block the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh. The judge has been subjected to a vicious character assassination campaign from the Left. At the 11thhour, sexual misconduct allegations were dropped. There are three allegations that are without evidence or witnesses. The Democrats want an FBI investigation, though they’ve already made up their mind eons ago. Hence, the reason why the GOP never entertained their BS motions for more documents or the initial call for such an investigation. We all knew they would oppose. Then, Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) decided to muck up...
  • Julie Swetnick, a Kavanaugh accuser, faced misconduct allegations at Portland company

    09/28/2018 6:20:08 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | September 28, 2018 | Mike Rogoway
    Julie Swetnick, one of the women accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct, faced allegations of her own misconduct during a short stint at a Portland tech company 18 years ago. Swetnick, 55, became the third woman in recent weeks to raise allegations against Kavanaugh. She issued a statement Wednesday in which she claimed she'd observed Kavanaugh at alcohol-fueled parties where women were mistreated. Her attorney is Michael Avenatti, a fierce critic of President Donald Trump who is reportedly considering a presidential run in 2020. Avenatti also represents Stormy Daniels, an adult film actress who claims to have...
  • In Oregon, requests for indigenous language translators up

    09/28/2018 1:04:32 PM PDT · by chief lee runamok · 22 replies
    oregonlive ^ | 09/28/2018 | ap
    UMATILLA — In the Umatilla County courthouse, the question, "Do you swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth?" may be answered in a number of different languages. Across Oregon, requests for indigenous languages have spiked in the last year. As languages like Mam, Q'anjob'al and K'iche' become more common, so do requests for courtroom interpreters that speak them.