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  • Al Franken says he ‘crossed a line’ while hugging women

    11/23/2017 10:42:02 PM PST · by conservative98 · 69 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 23, 2017 | 7:42pm | David K. Li
    Sen. Al Franken apologized on Thursday amid allegations that the Minnesota Democrat had groped women at campaign events— admitting that he “crossed a line” in some instances when embracing constituents. The Minnesota Democrat, accused by four women of creepily touching them, issued his most detailed statement yet in explaining how he made such unwanted contact. “I’ve met tens of thousands of people and taken thousands of photographs, often in crowded and chaotic situations. I’m a warm person; I hug people,” according to Franken. “I’ve learned from recent stories that in some of those encounters, I crossed a line for some...
  • Two More Women Accuse Sen. Al Franken Of Inappropriate Touching

    11/22/2017 4:40:12 PM PST · by navysealdad · 68 replies
    Two more women have told HuffPost that Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) touched their butts in separate incidents. These are the third and fourth such allegations against Franken in the past week. Leeann Tweeden, a radio host, wrote last week that Franken had kissed and groped her without her consent during a 2006 USO tour. On Monday, Lindsay Menz accused Franken of groping her at the Minnesota State Fair in 2010.
  • Charlie Rose Is the Latest Liberal “Everybody” Knew About, So Why Out Him Now?

    11/21/2017 1:31:05 PM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 21, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: You know, folks, I realize I’m America’s Real Anchorman and America’s Truth Detector, but I gotta tell you, I’m starting to feel like I work for Peephole magazine. Not People, Peephole, Peephole, Tattle, or whatever. What a bunch of absolute perverts! By their own definition, these guys are, and the vast majority of them happen to be liberal Democrats. You know, folks, by the way greetings and welcome. It’s great to have you here, Thanksgiving week and the EIB Network. 800-282-2882, if you want to be on the program. Let’s take a look at this, Charlie Rose, eight women....
  • Woman says Franken inappropriately touched her in 2010 (2nd accuser)

    11/20/2017 6:19:57 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 67 replies
    A woman says Sen. Al Franken inappropriately touched her in 2010, telling CNN that he grabbed her buttocks while taking a photo at the Minnesota State Fair. It is the first allegation of improper touching by Franken, who is a Democrat, while he was in office. It comes just days after Leeann Tweeden, a local radio news anchor in California, said that Franken forcibly kissed and groped her in 2006, when Franken was a comedian. Franken has since issued an apology to Tweeden and faces a potential investigation by the Senate Ethics Committee.
  • WATCH: Roy Moore holds news conference

    11/13/2017 6:01:10 PM PST · by Mariner · 95 replies
    ABC 33 Birminham AL ^ | November 13th, 2017 | by Jeff Wyatt
    Roy Moore spoke to reporters in front of a crowd of supporters and denied the allegations against him. In his press conference, Moore denied his fifth accuser's allegations saying, "I don't even know the woman." On Monday, Beverly Young-Nelson accused Moore of sexually assaulting her when she was 16-years-old. Young-Nelson told reporters that she would be willing to testify under oath.
  • 50 pastors sign letter of support for Roy Moore

    11/13/2017 2:39:49 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 17 replies
    AL.com ^ | 11/13/2017 | Leada Gore
    Kayla Moore, wife of Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, shared a letter on Facebook over the weekend indicating support from more than 50 Alabama pastors. Not all the pastors said they gave permission for their name to be be used, however. Moore's wife Kayla posted the letter to her Facebook page Sunday after days of controversy surrounding her husband and allegations he had sexual contact with a 14-year-old in 1979 when he was 32-years-old. Three other women said Moore pursued them as teenagers. The letter was posted before a fifth woman, Beverly Young Nelson, came forward with additional charges Monday....
  • Wayne Allyn Root Defends Roy Moore: "Every Time I See Joe Biden, he’s got hands on a woman’s butt”

    11/13/2017 1:10:17 PM PST · by drewh · 23 replies
    Right Wing Watch ^ | November 13, 2017 11:55 am | Kyle Mantyla
    Right-wing radio host Wayne Allyn Root delivered a furious rant in defense of Roy Moore on his radio program after reports surfaced that Moore had pursued sexual relationships with teenage girls when he was in his 30s, demanding to know why the press never investigated reports that both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama had gay relationships. “They’re scumbags,” Root said of Moore’s critics, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, whom Root insisted is “evil” and “looks like he died 20 years ago.” Root said that based on the photos he has seen of the women who have accused Moore of...
  • Roy Moore's campaign dismisses new sexual assault charge, calls lawyer Gloria Allred...

    11/13/2017 7:07:25 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 27 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | Nov 13, 2017, | Melissa Quinn
    [FULL TITLE] Roy Moore's campaign dismisses new sexual assault charge, calls lawyer Gloria Allred a 'sensationalist leading a witch hunt' Roy Moore’s Senate campaign dismissed the latest allegation of sexual assault against him Monday, and also criticized the accuser's lawyer as someone who promoted the death of unborn children by supporting abortions. "Gloria Allred is a sensationalist leading a witch hunt, and she is only around to create a spectacle,” Moore’s campaign said in a statement Monday, calling out the accuser's lawyer by name. “Allred was the attorney who claims credit for giving us Roe v. Wade which has resulted...
  • Gadsden locals say Moore's predatory behavior at mall, restaurants not a secret

    11/13/2017 7:05:47 PM PST · by boycott · 221 replies
    AL.com ^ | 11-13-2017 | Anna Claire Vollers
    Roy Moore's penchant for flirting with teen girls was "common knowledge" and "not a big secret" around Gadsden, according to some area residents. The Senate candidate has denied any wrongdoing in the wake of a report from The Washington Post in which four women accused Moore of inappropriate advances - and in one instance, a sexual encounter - toward them when they were teens and he was in his early 30s. One of the four women claims she was 14 at the time, making her the only one whose claim would represent a legal violation. Moore has said he never...
  • GOP mobilizes against Moore

    11/13/2017 7:03:16 PM PST · by BackRoads775 · 53 replies
    http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/360216-gop-mobilizes-against-moore ^ | 11/13/17 08:28 PM EST | By Alexander Bolton and Jordain Carney
    Senate Republicans on Monday signaled that they will do whatever it takes to prevent Roy Moore from becoming the next senator from Alabama, though hopefully without letting the seat fall into Democratic hands. (R-Ky.) called on Moore to withdraw from the Senate race and said he believes the women who are accusing the former judge of sexual misconduct. Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), the leader of the campaign arm of Senate Republicans, went one step further, urging his colleagues to expel Moore from the Senate should he win the special election on Dec. 12.
  • Republican senators wrestle with their Roy Moore problem

    Senate Republicans are stepping up pressure on Roy Moore to withdraw from the Alabama Senate race after new sexual misconduct allegations on Monday, but many stopped well short of pledging to expel him if he wins the special election next month. Republican are wrestling with what to do about the conservative candidate in the wake of a bombshell report about Moore making sexual advances toward teenage girls, and a fifth woman coming forward on Monday who said he sexually assaulted her when she was 16.
  • Sixth Accuser: Woman Claims George H.W. Bush Groped Her When ‘I Was a Child’

    11/13/2017 8:54:11 AM PST · by bkopto · 63 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/13/2017 | John Nolte
    Texas woman Roslyn Corrigan claims that former President George H.W. Bush groped her when she was just 16 years old. According to Corrigan, the groping occurred in November of 2003 at an event in The Woodlands, Texas. This is the sixth woman to publicly accuse the 41st president of grabbing her butt without consent. Speaking to Time magazine, Corrigan, who is now in her early 30s, said, “My initial action was absolute horror. I was really, really confused. The first thing I did was look at my mom and, while he was still standing there, I didn’t say anything,” she...
  • GOP lawmaker: Senate should expel Moore if he wins

    11/10/2017 5:48:39 PM PST · by BackRoads775 · 134 replies
    http://thehill.com ^ | 11/10/17 07:12 PM EST | By John Bowden -
    A GOP lawmaker is calling for the Senate to refuse to swear in Roy Moore (R) if the Alabama Senate candidate defeats Doug Jones (D) in a December special election.
  • Two GOP senators withdraw Roy Moore endorsements after sexual misconduct allegations

    11/10/2017 4:51:24 PM PST · by BackRoads775 · 77 replies
    http://thehill.com ^ | 11/10/17 06:07 PM EST | By Brandon Carter
    Two Republican senators have unendorsed Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore (R) following reported allegations of sexual misconduct against him. Both announced they would no longer endorse Moore for Senate on Friday night.
  • Republicans float pushing back Alabama special election

    11/10/2017 3:44:33 PM PST · by BackRoads775 · 100 replies
    http://thehill.com ^ | 11/10/17 06:03 PM EST | By Lisa Hagen and Ben Kamisar
    Republicans are exploring ways to get embattled Alabama GOP Senate nominee Roy Moore’s name off the ballot, including floating the possibility of changing the date of next month’s special election in the wake of years-old allegations of sexual misconduct against Moore. Some party members are reportedly considering getting Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey (R) to move the date of the Dec. 12 special election to early next year, according to The New York Times. Based on Alabama law, it’s too late to remove Moore’s name from the ballot this close to Election Day. Moore, a former state Supreme Court chief justice,...
  • Women rescued by Navy insist they’re telling the truth

    11/01/2017 4:22:06 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 65 replies
    AP ^ | October 31, 2017 | By Associated Press
    Coast Guard officials told the Associated Press on Monday that the two women had an emergency beacon but never turned it on because they did not fear for their lives. If they had, rescue would have been headed their way in a matter of minutes. The women said Tuesday they did not use the beacon because they never felt they were in immediate danger, yet they have been quoted as saying they did not think they would survive another day, and that they were fearful during a dramatic tiger shark attack that lasted six hours. Furthermore, the pair said they...
  • Here they are: Hillary's 22 biggest scandals ever

    10/26/2017 10:55:25 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 22 replies
    WND ^ | 05/18/2015 | na
    During his 1992 campaign for the presidency, Bill Clinton was fond of promising America, “You get two for the price of one,” indicating Hillary Clinton would act as his co-president. But the nation got much more than it bargained for, as the top power couple brought a load of baggage with them into the White House from their days in Arkansas. After the Clintons moved into the presidential mansion, the political scandals multiplied – from use of the IRS and FBI to target political opponents to stalking and harassing subjects of Bill Clinton’s sexual advances and even attempts to loot...
  • Clinton Campaign, DNC Paid for Research that Led to Russia Dossier

    10/24/2017 3:50:36 PM PDT · by kristinn · 193 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 6:21 p.m. EDT Tuesday, October 24, 2017 | Adam Entous, Devlin Barrett and Rosalind S. Helderman
    The Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee helped fund research that resulted in a now-famous dossier containing allegations about Donald Trump’s connections to Russia and possible coordination between his campaign and the Kremlin, people familiar with the matter said. Marc E. Elias, a lawyer representing the Clinton campaign and the DNC, retained Fusion GPS, a Washington firm, to conduct the research. Fusion GPS hired dossier author Christopher Steele, a former British intelligence officer with ties to the FBI and the U.S. intelligence community. Elias and his law firm, Perkins Coie, retained the firm in April 2016 on behalf...
  • McKayla Maroney alleges past abuses by Larry Nassar as early as 13

    10/18/2017 6:33:40 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 26 replies
    Espn ^ | October 18, 2017
    McKayla Maroney, a two-time Olympic medalist who helped the "Fierce Five" U.S. women's gymnastics team to the gold medal at the 2012 Summer Games, has alleged that she was abused as early as age 13 by former Michigan State and USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, who already faces 22 counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and could receive a sentence of life in prison. Maroney, now 21, spoke out early Wednesday as part of the "Me too" movement on Twitter, saying, "silence has given the wrong people power for too long, and it's time to take our power back." Maroney...
  • Angie Everhart: Weinstein masturbated in front of me

    10/13/2017 2:44:29 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 108 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 13, 2017 | Lindsey Kupfer
    Former “Sports Illustrated” model Angie Everhart says Harvey Weinstein masturbated in front of her on a boat during the Cannes Film Festival over 10 years ago. “This isn’t really easy to talk about,” she told TMZ on Friday. “I was on a friend’s boat. Harvey walked in, walked in front of me, took his pants down, did his thing, exited on the floor, if you know what I mean, pulled his pants back up, said ‘You’re a really nice girl. Don’t tell anybody about this,’ and left.” She added that she had just arrived at the festival and went to...