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  • Christian conservatives believe in Trump's power to turn away a Democratic 'blue wave'

    09/24/2018 10:35:49 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 23, 2018 | Seth McLaughlin
    Predictions of a looming Democratic “blue wave” haven’t soured Christian conservative activists, who say President Trump has notched so many surprise wins that they have faith he will again defy the naysayers and deliver Republican victories in November. Leaders on the religious right are more measured, saying Republican control of the House is very much in jeopardy and warning the Republican faithful not to become overconfident in Mr. Trump’s ability to deliver the impossible. The midterms could be much closer than many expect, Tony Perkins, head of the Family Research Council, told reporters last week. “I think what you are...
  • The Grand Chess Master: Destroying the Deep State(How Francisco replaces Rosenstein)

    09/24/2018 9:59:50 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 33 replies
    You are watching a game of chess. President Trump and his Administration are 12 moves ahead of the cabal. I will explain, but first lets review some recent DoJ history: •Jeff Sessions: On November 18, 2016, President Trump nominated Jeff Sessions to become the 84th Attorney General of the United States. Mr. Sessions was confirmed by a very close 52-47 vote on February 8, 2017, and then sworn into office on February 9, 2017. On March 2, 2017, Mr. Sessions recused himself from Russia investigations. This was done by design - but that's another story. •Rod Rosenstein: On February 1,...
  • Rosenstein - live thread

    09/24/2018 9:23:01 AM PDT · by Cold War Veteran - Submarines · 87 replies
    Vanity | Self
    Resign, Fire and where is Jeff?
  • Top Democrat cites Kavanaugh's 'outcome-driven' legal philosophy as reason to deny him due process

    09/24/2018 1:29:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 23, 2018 | Gregg Re
    Sen. Mazie Hirono on Sunday suggested that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's "outcome-driven" conservative judicial philosophy directly undermines the credibility of his denials that he sexually assaulted California professor Christine Ford at a house party more than three decades ago. Speaking to CNN's "State of the Union," Hirono, D-Hawaii, called for an independent FBI investigation of Ford's claims, before explaining why the presumption of innocence and due process should not apply to Kavanaugh's case. "I put his denial in the context of everything that I know about him in terms of how he approaches his cases," Hirono told host Jake...
  • Police warn parents after drugs found disguised as lollipops, candy cartoon characters

    09/23/2018 6:28:51 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    News4jax ^ | 9/23/18 | Carianne Luter
    HAPEVILLE, Ga. - Georgia police have a warning for parents after a recent bust found drugs disguised as colorful candy cartoon characters and lollipops. Police found two firearms (one stolen), cash, suspected marijuana, pills, cannabis pops, and suspected powder cocaine after a drug bust in Hapeville, police said. The drugs look like Hello Kitty and the minions from “Despicable Me.” This could be dangerous if found by children.
  • President Trump returns to Wheeling to rally for Morrisey

    09/23/2018 6:01:39 PM PDT · by Sam_Damon · 12 replies
    WTRF.com ^ | September 23, 2018 | Staff
    WHEELING, W.Va. (WTRF) - President Trump is coming to WesBanco Arena in Wheeling on Saturday September 29th. The Donald J. Trump for President campaign has announced that The President is coming back to West Virginia for his second campaign rally for Attorney General Patrick Morrisey.
  • Crews wash hundreds of fish off I-40 after Florence flooding recedes

    09/23/2018 5:09:33 PM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    WATE ^ | 9/23/18
    WALLACE, N.C. (WNCN) - - It's no secret that Interstate 40 between Raleigh and Wilmington has been covered with floodwaters since Hurricane Florence hit. But, crews got a surprise Saturday when they went to areas where the waters had receded and found -- a highway covered in dead fish. The Penderlea Fire Department had to hose down a stretch of I-40 on Saturday because of what appeared to be hundreds of dead fish that were left behind by the flooding. "Well, we can add 'washing fish off of the interstate' to the long list of interesting things firefighters get to...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: General Raymond Davis ~ 24 September 2018

    09/23/2018 5:04:05 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 23 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    Our Troops Rock!  Thank you for all you do!   For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces.   Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today!     ~ Hall of Heroes ~General Raymond DavisInfo and photos from this website.             General Raymond G. Davis, 13 Jan 1915 - 03 Sept 2003,who earned the Medal of Honor in Korea in 1950, retired from active duty March 31, 1972, after more than 33 years on active duty. His last assignment was as Assistant...
  • Soros’s Son Pours Nearly $3 Million Into Democratic Coffers for Midterms...

    09/23/2018 3:53:58 PM PDT · by caww · 36 replies
    freebeacon ^ | 9/23/2018 | Joe Schoffstall
    Alex's largest donation this cycle was for $2 million to the Senate Majority PAC (SMP), a committee launched by former staffers of retired Nevada senator Harry Reid that is dedicated to electing and keeping Democrats in the Senate. SMP reports nearly $80 million in contributions this cycle, and Alex's $2 million donation makes him one of the top donors to the PAC, its filings show. The group has already dished out more than $30 million in independent expenditures this cycle backing Democrats. Alex added $33,900 to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's coffers. Another $101,700 was given to the committee's headquarters...
  • Fox News Poll: Record number of voters oppose Kavanaugh nomination

    09/23/2018 3:10:26 PM PDT · by familyop · 90 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 23, 2018 | Dana Blanton
    Voter support for Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court is down in the wake of Christine Ford’s assault allegations, as more believe her than him. Currently, 40 percent of voters would confirm Kavanaugh, while 50 percent oppose him, according to a Fox News poll. Last month, views split 45-46 percent (August 19-21)...White voters divide by education: those with a college degree believe Ford by a 14-point margin, while those without a degree side with Kavanaugh by 17...The Fox News poll is based on landline and cell phone interviews with 1,003 randomly chosen registered voters nationwide and was conducted...
  • Christine Ford Will Testify Against Brett Kavanaugh on Thursday

    09/23/2018 12:37:59 PM PDT · by bitt · 83 replies
    nymag.com ^ | 9/23/2018 | chas danner
    It’s official: Christine Blasey Ford will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday regarding her allegation that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh attempted to rape her when they were teenagers. Ford committed to testify after she and her lawyers reached a deal with Committee aides on Sunday. Some details still need to be resolved ahead of the hearing, Ford’s lawyers said, but nothing that would prevent her from testifying. Kavanaugh, who has repeatedly denied Ford’s accusation, will also testify this week. Ford’s public testimony will come just 11 days after she came forward with her allegation and upended what...
  • Ellison accuser: Dems 'smeared, threatened, isolated' me

    09/23/2018 8:57:13 AM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/16/18 | EMILY BIRNBAUM
    The woman who accused Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) of emotional and physical abuse is claiming that the Democratic Party "smeared, threatened [and] isolated" her after she went public with the allegations. Karen Monahan's comments come as a growing number of Democrats have expressed support for the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, saying they find her allegations credible. Monahan on Monday tweeted that Democrats have not stood by her. "I've been smeared, threatened, isolated from my own party," Monahan tweeted. "I provided medical records from 2017, stating on two different Dr. Visits, I told them about...
  • Whoa, Nelly: WSJ Columnist Notices Something Odd About WaPo's Initial Report On Kavanaugh Accuser

    09/23/2018 8:45:46 AM PDT · by bitt · 73 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 9/23/2018 | Matt Vespa
    Okay—so, the Brett Kavanaugh drama is heating up. Christine Blasey Ford has lobbed a grenade at Judge Brett Kavanaugh, accusing him of a drunken episode in which he attempted to sexually assault her at a party some 30-plus years ago. Kavanaugh was 17-years-old. It’s a serious charge—and it should be dissected before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Give Ms. Ford her day to detail this episode…if she can find the time. The committee and Ford’s lawyers, one of which, Debra Katz, is publicly anti-Trump (she’s and more of an operative) are still trying to hash out the details. Par for the...
  • To align with Trump's policy, immigration officials get more leeway to start deportation process

    09/23/2018 12:27:32 AM PDT · by vannrox · 4 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 7jul18 | By Daniel Shoer Roth
    The Trump administration has expanded the list of categories for which immigrants can be sent before immigration judges to start deportation procedures against them. Measures announced Thursday by the Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will tighten the Department of Homeland Security's controls on immigrants, affecting not only undocumented foreigners but legal immigrants who lose their immigration benefits or status. The change is tied to Notices to Appear, a document issued to non-citizens instructing them to appear in immigration court. The NTAs normally mark the start of deportation procedures. A USCIS announcement said its officials will issue NTAs for a broader...
  • ‘Rape Enabling C***’: Kavanaugh’s Family Received Haunting Threats over Accusations

    09/22/2018 10:25:06 PM PDT · by Hostage · 37 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | Sep 22, 2018 | BY CILLIAN ZEAL
    “I hope that each and every one of us will immediately denounce the horrific treatment of Dr. Blasey Ford,” Feinstein wrote on Twitter Friday. ---skip--- No sane person wants Ford to be threatened, of course. But apparently, that same concern isn’t being shown to the Kavanaugh family, who are undergoing threats of their own. (Don’t expect to see it played up in the biased mainstream media.) According to an article by Fox News, the Kavanaugh family has received threatening emails since Ford has come forward, emails that have included death threats. We warn you that there’s some graphic language ahead...
  • America Will Suffer Same Fate as Saddam Hussein, Says Iran's Rohani

    09/22/2018 8:54:42 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 28 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Haaretz
    U.S. President Donald Trump will fail in his confrontation with Iran, just like Iraq's Saddam Hussein, Iranian President Hassan Rohani said on Saturday, referring to the war between the two Middle Eastern powers and vowing that Tehran will not abandon its missiles. Tensions have ramped up between Iran and the United States after Trump withdrew from a landmark multilateral nuclear deal in May and reimposed sanctions on the Islamic Republic last month.
  • Ellison again denies abuse as ex-girlfriend’s allegations aired during A.G. debate

    09/22/2018 7:16:52 PM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Twin Cities ^ | 9/21/18 | DEANNA WENIGER
    DFL candidate Keith Ellison continued to deny allegations of domestic abuse Friday night, at times fending off questions from both moderators and opponent Doug Wardlow during the first post-primary debate for Minnesota attorney general hosted by TPT’s “Almanac” public affairs show. Ellison, a six-term member of the U.S. House from Minneapolis, has been accused by former girlfriend Karen Monahan of domestic abuse. She has said he dragged her off a bed by her feet during a fight before they separated in 2016 and alleges years of emotional abuse. During the “Almanac” debate, Ellison said “it simply isn’t true.” **SNIP** Will...
  • MQ-9 Gets First Air-to-Air Kill in Training Exercise, Air Force Official Says

    09/22/2018 6:32:14 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 12 replies
    Military.com ^ | Oriana Pawlyk
    NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- An MQ-9 Reaper drone has bagged its first air-to-air kill of another small, aerial vehicle in a controlled simulation, an official revealed to Military.com this week. The successful test late last year showed the U.S. Air Force that an unmanned vehicle like the MQ-9 has the ability to conduct air-to-air combat, much like its manned fighter brethren such as an F-15 Eagle or F-22 Raptor, according to Col. Julian Cheater, commander of the 432nd Wing at Creech Air Force Base, Nevada. "Something that's unclassified but not well known, we recently in November … launched an air-to-air...
  • Breaking: Kavanaugh Accuser Christine Blasey Ford Testimony ‘Tentatively Scheduled’ for Thursday as

    09/22/2018 6:00:44 PM PDT · by bitt · 64 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 9/22/2018 | Kristinn Taylor
    Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s attorneys have reached a tentative agreement during a conference call with bi-partisan committee staffers for her to testify on Thursday before the Senate Judiciary Committeewho regarding her uncorroborated accusations that Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her decades ago at a drunken high school pool party. Kavanaugh adamantly denies Blasey Ford’s accusations and has had dozens of women who have known him for decades come to his defense as character witnesses.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ TRANSITIONS ~ 23 September 2018

    09/22/2018 5:02:12 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 44 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
            TRANSITIONS It's a "red letter" day at our household today...(and maybe a time for some "red eyes" as well). It is a time of real adjustment...so much so that my daughter asked to stay home from school. And my wife has been dreading the inevitable battle with emotions...one which she will probably lose. There were phone calls from family and friends, and parties over the weekend. Old scrapbooks were dusted off and passed around. Memories of other times and events were recalled and relived. There was some good-natured "ribbing" and some nervous laughter, all leaning...