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  • Pentagon's top engineer blames Russia, China for militarizing space as Space Force takes shape

    08/10/2018 10:11:20 PM PDT · by cba123 · 22 replies
    CNBC ^ | 14 hours ago
    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The Pentagon's top engineer criticized Russia and China this week for militarizing space, a move the Trump administration wants to address with the formation of a sixth service branch dubbed Space Force. His remarks came a day before Vice President Mike Pence laid out President Donald Trump's vision for creating the Space Force by 2020. "We are not the people who choose to weaponize space, but if we are challenged we will respond," Dr. Michael Griffin said Wednesday at the Space and Missile Defense Symposium in Huntsville, Ala. "The Defense Department is today working on a means...
  • Pro-life activists up pressure on Donnelly

    08/10/2018 2:52:21 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 2 replies
    Hendrick's County Flyer ^ | August 9, 2018
    INDIANAPOLIS — A multi-million-dollar surge across states where Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanagh’s confirmation hangs in the balance is intensifying in Indiana, with Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly the target of several groups committed to securing Kavanuagh’s place on the bench. Among those ranks are pro-life activists, partisan lobbyists and judicial networks that have been on the search for a conservative, constitutionalist justice for years. And now, it seems, they’ve found the man for the job. But Donnelly has yet to be pinned down on where he stands on the nominee, and it appears he is prepared to take time to...
  • Ball State sees large response after Papa John's decision

    08/09/2018 6:14:44 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 19 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Aug 8, 2018 | AP
    MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — More than 500 people have emailed Ball State University about its decision to support Papa John's founder John Schnatter amid controversy over his use of a racial slur. Trustees decided Friday to support the pizza-chain founder, who graduated from the university in 1983, The Star Press reported . Since then, hundreds of people have emailed the university, taken to social media or signed a petition regarding the decision. The university is in the process of reviewing the messages, which have included both positive and negative reactions, university spokeswoman Kathy Wolf said. Wolf said university officials condemn...
  • Embattled Democratic Senator Joe Donnelly Would Okay Billions For Trump’s Wall

    08/08/2018 4:55:26 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 12 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 8/8/18 | Evie Fordham
    ndiana Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly said he would okay billions for President Donald Trump’s border wall in a break with his party’s stance on immigration. His statement comes as Donnelly is fighting to maintain his seat in a state that Trump won in 2016 by almost 20 points, according to Politico Wednesday. “I’m fine with providing [Trump] some more. I actually voted for border wall funding three different times,” Donnelly told Politico. “I’m fine with that. I’m fine with $3 [billion], $3.5, $4 or $5.”
  • Vulnerable Senate Dem: ‘I’m fine’ with more money for border wall (Donnelly, D-Ind.)

    08/08/2018 6:39:48 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/08/18 | Emily Birnbaum
    Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.), one of the most vulnerable Senate Democrats facing reelection in the fall, said he is "fine" with providing more money for the U.S.-Mexico border wall that President Trump has long touted as a staple of his hard-line immigration policies. "I’m fine with providing him some more," Donnelly told Politico. "I actually voted for border wall funding three different time. I’m fine with that." Donnelly also said that he is "fine" with approving up to $5 billion for the wall. Trump in recent weeks has threatened a government shutdown over full funding for his border wall, denouncing...
  • CNN Op-Ed slammed for comparing military to the media, says both are 'protecting our freedoms'

    08/07/2018 11:44:43 AM PDT · by Old Teufel Hunden · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | Aug 7, 2018 | Brian Flood
    CNN has been widely mocked for publishing an opinion piece calling for Americans to thank the media the way members of the military are acknowledged because they are both “protecting our freedoms” and “the stakes have never been higher.” University of Notre Dame management professor Joseph Holt wrote the essay headlined, “The press isn't the enemy, it's the protector,” which was published last week. The widely ridiculed piece is labeled “opinion” and notes “the views expressed here are solely the author's.” Holt defended CNN’s Jim Acosta, who was mocked by Trump supporters at a recent rally. Acosta then asked Press...
  • Judge grants preliminary injunction to allow EVSC transgender male to use men's restroom

    08/06/2018 1:39:42 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 27 replies
    Courier Press ^ | 08/06/18 | Megan Erbacher
    EVANSVILLE, Ind. — As Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp. students return to the classroom Wednesday, a student is now permitted to use the restroom consistent with his gender identity after an Indianapolis judge ruled in his favor. U.S. District Judge William Lawrence of Indianapolis issued a preliminary injunction Friday that requires the EVSC allow a transgender high school student who identifies as male to use male restrooms, according to an American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana news release. EVSC attorney Pat Shoulders said he will appeal the injunction. The 17-year-old transgender male filed a lawsuit through the ACLU in February suing...
  • Pence Denounces Nicaragua, China, North Korea, Russia and Iran For Brutalizing People Of Faith

    07/28/2018 9:48:37 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 5 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Jul 26, 2018 | Joshua Gill
    Vice President Mike Pence lambasted China, Nicaragua, North Korea, Russia and Iran Thursday for their systemic persecution of various faith groups. "Those nations that reject religious freedom breed radicalism and resentment in citizens. They sowed the seeds of violence within their borders. Violence that often spills over into their neighbors and across the world, and as history has shown too many times those who deny religious freedom for their own people have no qualms trampling upon the rights of other people undermining security and peace across the wide and world,” Pence said. Pence then called for an end to the...
  • 30 Hours at Trump-Speed… (well worth reading in full)

    07/26/2018 1:36:16 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 15 replies
    theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | 7/25/18 | Sundance
    Daughnworks247 encapsulates a media cycle at Trump-Speed: In the last 30 hours: 1. President Trump dropped a MOAB on the state of Georgia for Brian Kemp, and wiped the floor with the establishment GOPe, winning by 39 points. 2. President Travels to Kansas City, giving the speech which made us all cry, to the VFW. Embraces a 94 year old Sargeant and we immediately fall in love. 3. Our sheer perfection of a FLOTUS stops in Nashville at a children’s hospital. On the way back CNN reporter asks Stephanie Grisham about the Cohen tapes and tries to take a hit...
  • Donnelly becomes second Dem to agree to meet with Kavanaugh

    07/24/2018 4:50:43 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 24, 2018
    Sen. Joe Donnelly (Ind.) on Tuesday became the second Democrat to publicly announce that they will meet with Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump's latest Supreme Court nominee. Donnelly will meet with Kavanaugh on August 15, according to his office. "Donnelly has consistently said he would carefully review and consider Judge Kavanaugh’s record, meet with him, and follow his confirmation hearing," his office said in a press release. Donnelly's announcement comes after Sen. Joe Manchin (W.Va.) said on Monday that he will meet with Kavanaugh next week, becoming the first known meeting between Trump's nominee and a Democratic senator.
  • Mike Pence is coming to California to campaign for John Cox (GOP not giving up on the state yet)

    07/14/2018 11:33:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/14/2018 | Monica Showalter
    An interested reader sent us the following panicky email from California's Gavin Newsom for Governor campaign.  Get a load: That's weird stuff, indeed, given the punditocracy's comfortable assertion that Republican John Cox, who's challenging Democrat Gavin Newsom for the governor's seat in California, hasn't got a snowball's chance in Death Valley of getting elected.  After all, isn't California the immutable blue state?  The state that will never vote red?  Don't Democrat voter registrations outnumber Republican registrations twenty to one?  The state with all those Democratic Party voter registrations, buttressed by its motor voter law, registering all comers, illegal or otherwise? Trump himself has repeatedly stated he...
  • Five GOP lawmakers mulling bid to lead conservative caucus

    07/14/2018 10:15:37 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/14/18 | Scott Wong
    Early jockeying has begun in the race for chairman of the conservative Republican Study Committee — the largest caucus on Capitol Hill, and one that has seen its influence grow with Donald Trump in the White House. At least five House Republicans told The Hill they are weighing bids to replace the group's chairman, Rep. Mark Walker (N.C.). Known informally as the RSC, the caucus imposes a two-year term limit on its chairman, giving more members a chance to lead. So far, the possible contenders are: four-term Rep. Vicky Hartzler (Mo.); three-term Rep. Roger Williams (Texas); two-term Rep. Barry Loudermilk...
  • Red-state Dem tells Schumer to 'kiss my you know what' on Supreme Court vote

    07/14/2018 9:59:05 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 66 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/14/18 | Avery Anapol
    Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin (W. Va.) had strong words for Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s (N.Y.) efforts to unify the party against President Trump’s Supreme Court pick. Manchin suggested to Politico that Schumer does not have any influence over whether or not he supports Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination. “I’ll be 71 years old in August, you’re going to whip me? Kiss my you know what,” Manchin told Politico, referring to whipping votes among the party caucus. Schumer has spoken out harshly against Kavanaugh and vowed to oppose him “with everything I’ve got.” Democrats will need at least two GOP votes, in...
  • Voters in Red states w/ shaky Sen. Dems: Confirm Trump pick

    07/11/2018 8:46:28 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 24 replies
    OneNewsNow.com ^ | Wednesday, July 11, 2018 | Michael F. Haverluck
    A new poll shows that voters in battleground states represented by vulnerable Senate Democrats decisively want President Donald Trump’s nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, to replace Anthony Kennedy in the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS)... The poll conducted by the Tarrance Group between July 5 and 8 revealed that voters agree by a decisive margin of at least 12 percent that their senators should confirm the SCOTUS appointment Trump announced Monday night. After explaining that the U.S. Senate will vote on the president’s appointment to replace Justice Kennedy, it asked voters, “Do you think Senator [Nelson, Donnelly, McCaskill, Heitkamp, or...
  • Red State Democrats Really, REALLY Don't Want To Discuss SCOTUS Pick

    07/11/2018 4:54:17 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 11, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Judge Brett Kavanaugh is going to be a weeks-long torment for some on the Hill—and I’m talking about red state Democrats. Senate Republican moderates Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski have been very receptive to Kavanaugh’s nomination, easing pressure from the right that they could sink this SCOTUS nominee if they defect. That could be the case, but for now, pressure has ramped up on Sens. Jon Tester (D-MT), Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), Joe Manchin (D-WV), Joe Donnelly (D-IN), and maybe Bill Nelson (D-FL). Nelson needs help. Republican Gov. Rick Scott is outworking him on Hispanic outreach, and he’s beating Nelson...
  • The Numbers Are In, And It’s Looking Pretty Bad For Senate Dems In November

    07/10/2018 3:15:27 PM PDT · by detective · 65 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 07/10/2018 | Vandana Rambaran
    Democrats are in for an uphill battle in November’s midterm elections as they struggle to overtake the GOP-led Senate, according to an Axios and SurveyMonkey poll of key states released Tuesday. Although Democrats only need to pick up two seats to gain the majority in the Senate, they are struggling to control 10 states already held by Democratic senators. These states are now predominantly red states with voters who are strong supporters of President Donald Trump. They include Indiana, Missouri, Montana and North Dakota, all of which Trump won in 2016, while his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton couldn’t even win...
  • Red-state Dems decline invite to Trump's Supreme Court announcement

    07/09/2018 2:39:42 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/09/18 | Jordain Carney
    A trio of red-state Democratic senators have turned down invitations to attend President Trump's announcement of his nominee to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. Democratic Sens. Joe Donnelly (Ind.), Joe Manchin (W.Va.) and Heidi Heitkamp (N.D.) were invited but declined to attend the event at the White House at 9 p.m. Monday. Donnelly said in a statement that he declined so that his first meeting with Trump's pick will be "in a setting where we can discuss his or her experience and perspectives." "I appreciate the President inviting me to attend tonight's announcement at the WH. I look...
  • FDA: Parasites In Del Monte Vegetables Causing ‘Explosive’ Diarrhea

    07/09/2018 12:17:43 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 55 replies
    chicago.cbslocal.com ^ | July 9, 2018 at 10:36 am | Staff
    (CBS Local)– Over 200 people have now been infected by an outbreak of parasites linked to recalled vegetable trays from Del Monte. According to the CDC, 212 cases of cyclosporiasis – an intestinal infection caused by the cyclospora parasite – were reported as of July 5. The condition has been linked to “6 oz., 12 oz., and 28 oz. vegetable trays containing fresh broccoli, cauliflower, celery sticks, carrots, and dill dip,” which were recalled by Del Monte Fresh Produce on June 15. More than 200 hit by parasite from Del Monte vegetables; symptoms can include 'explosive' bowel movements https://t.co/bs63NaRJbM pic.twitter.com/XiYnkpXzxP...
  • Red-State Democrats Face ‘Terrible’ Bind on Supreme Court Pick

    07/07/2018 11:15:12 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 55 replies
    WRAL.com ^ | July 7,2016 | Carl Hulse, New York Times
    WASHINGTON — Democratic senators running for re-election in red states where President Donald Trump remains popular face an agonizing choice over his coming Supreme Court nominee: Vote to confirm the pick and risk demoralizing Democratic voters ahead of the midterm elections, or stick with the party and possibly sacrifice their own seats — and any chance at a Democratic majority in 2019. The actions of a handful of Senate Democrats struggling to hold their seats in those states — notably Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, Joe Donnelly of Indiana and Joe Manchin of West Virginia — will have broad implications...
  • Indianapolis church puts holy family in ‘ICE detention’ in bold statement about immigration policy

    07/03/2018 11:50:26 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 78 replies
    Christ Church Cathedral put up the display at their lawn on Monument Circle overnight. It shows statues of Mary, Joseph and Jesus in a cage. “On our lawn tonight we placed The Holy Family…in #ICE detention,” the church wrote on its Twitter page. The display has a sign saying #EveryFamilyIsHoly and its Spanish equivalent, #CadaFamiliaEsSagrada.