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    11/14/2018 8:59:07 PM PST · by bitt · 8 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/14/2018 | BENNY JOHNSON
    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump sat for an exclusive Oval Office interview Wednesday with The Daily Caller’s Saagar Enjeti and Benny Johnson for approximately 31 minutes. The transcript is as follows: THE DAILY CALLER: Let’s get the news of the day out at the top. There’s all of these things that are being discussed about the chief of staff [John Kelly], about Kirstjen Nielsen. Why are you disappointed in the DHS secretary and is John Kelly going to be staying in his job right now? POTUS: So, you know, always in an administration after the midterms you make changes, so,...

    11/14/2018 4:40:11 PM PST · by spintreebob · 7 replies
    Kaiser Health News ^ | 11/13/2018 | Stephen Gurley
    While Georgians may not yet know who will occupy the Governor’s Mansion in January, there is something Georgians know for sure: They want Medicaid expansion. A recent AJC poll found that 73 percent of Georgians, including 51 percent of Republicans, support expanding Medicaid. Georgians know that expanding Medicaid will allow those without insurance to finally get the coverage they need and deserve. This is true for all Georgians, but is especially true for women, particularly those that live outside of metro Atlanta. The state is currently failing its women. Georgia ranks 48th among the states for health insurance coverage for...
  • Divided We Stand The country is hopelessly split. So why not make it official and break up?

    11/14/2018 4:00:34 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 75 replies
    NYMAG ^ | 11/14/2018
    Let’s just admit that this arranged marriage isn’t really working anymore, is it? The partisan dynamic in Washington may have changed, but our dysfunctional, codependent relationship is still the same. The midterm results have shown that Democrats have become even more a party of cities and upscale suburbs whose votes are inefficiently packed into dense geographies, Republicans one of exurbs and rural areas overrepresented in the Senate. The new Congress will be more ideologically divided than any before it, according to a scoring system developed by Stanford political scientist Adam Bonica: the Republicans more conservative, the Democrats more liberal The...
  • Republican opportunity with young blacks

    11/14/2018 2:39:41 PM PST · by Red Badger · 5 replies ^ | Wednesday, November 14, 2018 | Star Parker
    Buried in the mounds of data fleshing out what happened in the midterm elections is an interesting take on blacks. Nationwide data on black voting in this election cycle do not point to much change. Various polls over recent months seemed to indicate that blacks were starting to warm up to Republicans and President Donald Trump. But blacks went 90 percent for Democrats and 8 percent for Republicans. Pretty much business as usual. However, digging down, we find something interesting. Blacks ages 18 to 29 voted 82 percent for Democrats and 14 percent for Republicans. That seems to point to...
  • 'Never Nancy': Democrats ramp up efforts to sideline Pelosi, without offering an alternative

    11/14/2018 1:42:46 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | November 14, 2018 | By BENJAMIN SIEGEL
    A band of House Democrats determined to oppose House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's speaker bid are planning to release a signed letter as soon as this week indicating that they have gathered enough support to deny her the 218 votes needed to win the gavel on the House floor in January. "This is a simple letter saying we want new leadership, which is what a vast majority of Democrats and the American people want," Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Mass., a member of the group, told reporters Tuesday. Pelosi's critics argue that she has an increasingly apparent math problem. While she's expected...
  • Monica Lewinsky opens up old wounds in "The Clinton Affair"

    11/14/2018 1:34:52 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 43 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | November 14, 2018
    A new documentary series offers an emotional look behind the mask of someone who has stood stoic in the public eye for decades. In the A&E series, "The Clinton Affair," Monica Lewinsky is more forthright than she's been in years about her relationship with former President Bill Clinton. In the A&E series, which premieres this Sunday, Lewinsky talks about the highs of her time at the White House. At one point she describes how she felt being called in by Clinton, "I don't think my heart had ever beat as fast." And the lowest of lows, when she was confronted...
  • Palm Beach election chief says overheated machines working again, brushes off Trump attacks

    11/14/2018 1:27:50 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | November 14, 2018 | By Alex Seitz-Wald
    RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. - Palm Beach County's ballot-counting machines are working again after mechanical issues caused by overheating delayed the ongoing statewide recount, the elections chief said Wednesday — but the county may still miss Florida's Thursday deadline. "We're doing everything in our human power possible to make this happen," election supervisor Susan Bucher told reporters when asked if she would make the deadline. Bucher has faced a growing chorus of criticism, including from President Donald Trump, but she was defiant when asked about calls for her resignation. "I'm working as hard as I can," she said. "You can see...
  • How ZTE helps Venezuela create China-style social control

    11/14/2018 11:34:26 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 14, 2018 | By ANGUS BERWICK
    Chinese telecoms giant ZTE is helping Venezuela build a system that monitors citizen behavior through a new identification card. The "fatherland card," already used by the government to track voting, worries many in Venezuela and beyond. At the headquarters of Chinese telecom giant ZTE Corp, they learned how China, using smart cards, was developing a system that would help Beijing track social, political and economic behavior. Using vast databases to store information gathered with the card’s use, a government could monitor everything from a citizen’s personal finances to medical history and voting activity. As part of a $70 million government...
  • Opinion: On climate change, our plan is to wait for emergency evacuation of the planet

    11/14/2018 11:24:03 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 13, 2018 | By Tom Toles, Editorial cartoonist
    There are tentative efforts being made to put a few people on Mars to try and survive in a bunker under constant high radiation in sub-frigid temperatures in an atmosphere 100 times thinner than Earth’s. If we make good progress on this endeavor, we will be able to evacuate the population of Earth into space around the year Never. But this is apparently our plan to deal with climate change, because we don’t have any other one. Because the best current estimates are that we need to start significant action on the problem right now, and what we see is...
  • Climate change may be dissolving the ocean floor. Here's why we should be worried.

    11/14/2018 11:07:13 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 60 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | November 14, 2018 | By Shoshana Wodinsky
    From heat waves to severe storms and wildfires, the effects of climate change are visible all around us - and new research suggests that the impact of a warming world extends all the way to the bottom of the ocean. A study published Oct. 29 in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows that high levels of carbon dioxide - the heat-trapping greenhouse gas that is a key contributor to Earth's warming climate - have made parts of the North Atlantic Ocean and the Southern Ocean so acidic that the chalky white mineral that makes up the...
  • Scientists behind ocean warming study say errors were made

    11/14/2018 10:59:40 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    CNN ^ | November 14, 2018 | by Laura Smith-Spark
    Scientists behind a study that found the world's oceans were warming faster than previously believed have said their work contained errors, which means they cannot reach conclusions with such certainty. The issues "do not invalidate the study's methodology or the new insights into ocean biogeochemistry on which it is based," said co-author Ralph Keeling. But they do mean the scientists must redo their calculations. Since publication, two problems had come, Keeling said, one of them related to incorrectly treating systematic errors in the measurements of oxygen. "We expect the combined effect of these two corrections to have a small impact...
  • Sperm don't like heat, so climate change could damage male fertility, study says

    11/14/2018 10:53:28 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 62 replies
    USA Today | November 13, 2018 | by Doyle Rice
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  • Judiciary Committee processes Trump nominees over Democrats' objections

    11/14/2018 10:51:11 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 14 replies ^ | 11/13/18 | Alex Swoyer
    Senators returned to Washington Tuesday and immediately picked up where they left off — processing President Trump’s judicial nominees, over the objections of Democrats. The Judiciary Committee held a hearing for Paul B. Matey, nominated to the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, and for four district court picks. Mr. Matey’s nomination is particularly controversial because it marks another round in the fight over Senate traditions and courtesies and their abuse in the era of Mr. Trump. Mr. Matey is slated to fill a seat on the appeals court that’s traditionally ascribed to New Jersey. But that state’s senators, both...
  • Why Democrats Would Dare To Steal Elections in Plain Sight

    11/14/2018 9:45:30 AM PST · by jazusamo · 50 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 14, 2018 | Robert Spencer
    The brazenness of the theft is astounding. Democrat election officials in Arizona and Florida, not finding the will of the people to their liking, are manufacturing a will of the people of their own. In Florida, they’re miraculously finding ballots -- overwhelmingly votes for Democrats, of course -- that were somehow inexplicably overlooked on election day. In Arizona, the Republican Party has accused Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes of “premeditated destruction of evidence” leading to “voting irregularities.” The Democrats are determined to overturn the Republicans’ gain last Tuesday of two Senate seats, and are in the process of stealing...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WOR AM,November 14,2018

    11/14/2018 9:34:56 AM PST · by Biggirl
    The EIB Network ^ | November 14, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
  • Matt Gaetz: Democrats 'Stress-Testing Elections' to 'Steal 2020'

    Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) told Breitbart News Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow that Democrats are “stress-testing the integrity of our election system” to build a “road-map on how to steal the election from Donald Trump in 2020,” offering his remarks on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily. Gaetz discussed ostensible vote recount efforts in Florida: “The law requires certain reporting and transparency to occur regarding who voted, when they voted, and by what means they voted. That transparency isn’t just to make us feel better, it’s the kryptonite to fraud, because if we know how people are voting you’re able to triangulate against any...
  • Macron’s Faux Pas on Nationalism

    11/14/2018 7:31:13 AM PST · by Brilliant · 26 replies
    WSJ ^ | Nov. 12, 2018 | Walter Russell Mead
    ...French President Emmanuel Macron publicly condemned nationalism as “the opposite of patriotism” as self-proclaimed nationalist Donald Trump looked on stonily... However tangled its history, nationalism is an important force in global affairs that world leaders should respect. Mr. Macron’s disdainful remarks made for good headlines, but his inability to appreciate the role of nationalism in world politics exemplifies the failure of imagination at the root of many of Europe’s troubles. The instinctive antinationalism of leaders like Mr. Macron is rooted in the belief that Western Europe is the real Europe and that its history is a universal history with lessons...
  • A Glimpse Into a World Without Men

    11/14/2018 7:05:54 AM PST · by Pining_4_TX · 57 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/14/18 | Selwyn Duke
    Ah, to have an all-female workplace, full of sugar and spice and everything nice and absent #MeToo turpitude and transgressions. Are you in, ladies? Well, before signing on that dotted line, you may want to consider the experiences of the sugar-and-spice girls at Sweden’s new Gender Equality Authority. Yes, that sounds like what’s birthed when Orwell’s 1984 meets The Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death (Bill Maher’s most memorable movie), but it wasn’t mainly men being consumed in this bureaucracy. As Sweden’s FriaTider reports (auto-translated and corrected for grammar): The New Gender Equality Authority has a leadership consisting...
  • Adam Silver supports 'Enough' T-shirts, players speaking out(expert athletes)

    11/14/2018 6:34:11 AM PST · by rktman · 17 replies ^ | 11/12/2018 | ohm youngmisuk
    With NBA commissioner Adam Silver in the stands and supporting the cause, the Los Angeles Lakers and Atlanta Hawks honored the victims of the Thousand Oaks shooting by wearing black T-shirts with the message "Enough" on the front. The Lakers and Hawks followed what the Clippers and Milwaukee Bucks did on Saturday when players from both teams first wore the T-shirts. "As I've always said, our players aren't just ballplayers, they're citizens," Silver told ESPN after watching the Lakers beat the Hawks 107-106 on Sunday. "They have strong feelings about what's happening in society and they react to them. I...
  • Google Confronts Its Bolsheviks: Political activists inside the company aim at white males at top

    11/14/2018 6:06:55 AM PST · by Brilliant · 35 replies
    WSJ ^ | Nov. 13, 2018 | Holman W. Jenkins, Jr.
    ...Google’s leaders conspicuously put their tails between their legs in response to employee protests... that executives were allowed to leave with nest eggs intact after being accused of inappropriate sexual conduct... A more telling loss of control was Google’s surrender to mau-mauing employees when it walked away from a Pentagon deal to develop algorithms to speed the extraction of meaningful information from... drone footage, as well as ...participate in a 10-year project to build out the military’s cloud infrastructure... The Google protests have been led by a group calling itself the Tech Workers Coalition, whose avowed purposes are ideological rather...