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  • Aretha Franklin reported to have pancreatic cancer

    12/08/2010 4:02:39 PM PST · by DemforBush · 57 replies
    Reuters (via Yahoo) ^ | 12/8/10 | n/a
    DETROIT (Reuters) – Soul singer Aretha Franklin, who recently underwent surgery for an undisclosed health issue, was reported to be suffering from pancreatic cancer, the Detroit News said on its web site. Publicists for the 68-year-old singer, who has canceled all her appearances through May 2011, could not immediately be reached for comment...
  • Exclusive: Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul, Gravely Ill in Detroit, Winner of 18 Grammy Awards

    08/13/2018 7:07:11 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 18 replies
    www.showbiz411.com ^ | August 12, 2018 7:28 pm | by Roger Friedman
    This is exclusive, and heart breaking for me and for the family and friends of the great Aretha Franklin. She is gravely ill in Detroit. The family is asking for prayers and privacy. Originally diagnosed with cancer in 2010, Aretha, who turned 76 in March, bravely battled back and refused to be knocked out by illness. Her last performance as on November 2, 2017 for the Elton John AIDS Foundation in New York. Her final public performance was at Philadelphia’s Mann Center in August 2017. It was a miraculous show as Aretha was already then fighting exhaustion and dehydration. Aretha...
  • Conservative activist disrupts campaign event for Muslim candidates

    08/12/2018 2:38:06 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/12/18 | Avery Anapol
    A conservative activist crashed a campaign event for two Muslim candidates on Saturday, interrupting them with shouted questions about Hamas and “terrorist groups.” Laura Loomer, formerly of the group Project Veritas, shared images and video of the incident on Twitter, calling the candidates "Jihadi" and writing that she was helping Minnesotans “break free from Sharia.” The event supported Minnesota state Rep. Ilhan Omar (DFL) and former Michigan state Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D). Omar is a Somali-American candidate running to fill the congressional seat vacated by Rep. Keith Ellison (D), who is running for Minnesota attorney general. Tlaib, meanwhile, won the...
  • FATHER OF NEW MEXICO ISLAMIST COMPOUND LEADER IS LINDA SARSOUR'S 'MENTOR' ( Siraj Wahhaj )

    08/11/2018 10:05:13 AM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | August 10, 2018 | Leo Hohmann
    Training camp for child terrorists has chilling connection to top Democratic Party operative. Siraj Ibn Wahhaj Jr., 40, of Clayton County, Georgia, was arrested along with his two sisters and two other adults last Friday in New Mexico on charges of felony child abuse ... But there is more to this story that is not appearing in the nightly news accounts we've all been following. Nobody is talking about Wahhaj's well-connected father, Siraj Wahhaj Sr., a radical Brooklyn imam who is the spiritual adviser to Democratic Socialist and Bernie Sanders supporter Linda Sarsour. The elder Wahhaj also has ties to...
  • Think Confederate monuments are racist? Consider pioneer monuments

    08/09/2018 6:58:38 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 13 replies
    In San Francisco, there is an an 800-ton monument that retells California history, from the Spanish missions to American settlement. Several bronze sculptures and relief plaques depict American Indians, white miners, missionaries and settlers. A female figure symbolizing white culture stands atop a massive stone pillar. The design of the “pioneer monument” was celebrated in newspapers across the country when it was erected in 1894. Today, however, apctivists argue that the monument – particularly its depiction of a Spanish missionary and Mexican “vaquero,” or cowboy, towering over an American Indian – is demeaning to American Indians. Should the city take...
  • White Republican Michigan Voters Chose a Black Conservative Over a White Billionaire

    08/10/2018 6:57:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/10/2018 | Lloyd Marcus
    White Republican voters chose a black conservative over a white billionaire in Michigan.  How can that be?  Democrat Andre Carson of the Congressional Black Caucus said the Tea Party (conservatives and Republicans) is racist and wants to see blacks "hanging on a tree."  Folks, as a black Tea Party activist since 2008, I can tell you this is the evil slander of salt-of-the-earth patriotic white voters I have been fighting.  Black conservative John James won Michigan's U.S. Senate Republican primary because he shares the values of most Americans.  James boldly expresses his desire to help Trump Make America Great Again.  Voters chose James because of...
  • Michigan county investigating ballot shortage in election

    08/08/2018 11:08:43 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/08/18 | Brett Samuels
    Local officials are investigating after a Michigan county ran short on ballots after a historic voter turnout for a spate of elections on Tuesday, The Detroit Free Press reported. The news outlet reported Wednesday that 34 percent of voters attempted to cast a ballot in a host of state, local and national elections on the ballot in Oakland County. That number was five percentage points higher than area officials were expecting. Officials attributed the shortage to a confluence of factors, including two open Congressional seats to replace Reps. David Trott (R) and Sander Levin (D). Oakland County Clerk Lisa Brown...
  • How Donald Trump just keeps winning

    08/08/2018 4:00:39 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 41 replies
    CNN ^ | 8 Aug 2018 | Chris Cillizza,
    Here's an amazing stat: In the last 14 contested Republican primaries where President Donald Trump has endorsed a candidate, his pick has won -- or is leading -- all 14 times. That's remarkable. (Hat tip to WaPo's James Hohmann for doing the math!) And it speaks to the fact that despite Trump's weak numbers among the general populace, he remains a massively powerful force within the GOP -- someone who can make and break candidacies with a single tweet. Take Tuesday night. Trump endorsed John James in Michigan's Republican Senate primary, Bill Schuette in the Michigan governor's race and Kris...
  • Green party spoiler candidate in Ohio...says his ancestors were from another planet

    08/08/2018 11:47:35 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 35 replies
    U.K. Daily Mail ^ | August 8. 2018 | DAVID MARTOSKO
    A Green Party candidate for Congress in Ohio's nail-biter contest who won nearly enough votes to throw the race into an automatic recount – gave a speech-slurred interview this year in which he couldn't remember his own website address. Joe Manchik also says he's descended from aliens and hails from the town of Hell, Michigan. In Tuesday's closely watched special election, 1,127 Ohioans chose him over Republican Troy Balderson and Democrat Danny O'Connor.
  • Winning Primary for Conyers' Seat, Bernie-Style Dem Poised to Become First Muslim Woman in Congress

    08/08/2018 8:37:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 08/08/2018 | Bridget Johnson
    WASHINGTON -- A former Michigan state legislator is poised to become the first Muslim woman elected to Congress after emerging on top of a crowded Democratic primary Tuesday night to fill the seat vacated by Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.). Conyers, the sixth-longest serving member of Congress given his election in 1965, resigned in December due to sexual harassment and his use of taxpayer money to settle a harassment claim. His western Detroit district is all but a lock for Dems, as Republicans didn't put forth a candidate. Rashida Tlaib, a Palestinian-American and socialist Dem in the mold of Sen. Bernie...
  • Socialist star Ocasio-Cortez strikes out: All endorsed candidates lose Tuesday primaries

    08/07/2018 7:56:28 PM PDT · by OneVike · 142 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | 8-7-18 | KYLE OLSON
    Too bad, so sad, NOT! Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s record on Tuesday night for her chosen primary candidates was as bare as a Venezuelan supermarket shelf. The socialist pulled off a stunning victory last month in New York, and is now attempting to parlay that win into helping other leftists win Democratic primaries.
  • Socialist 'Future of the Democrat Party' Just Had a VERY Bad Night

    08/07/2018 9:42:42 PM PDT · by montag813 · 130 replies
    24News ^ | 08/08/2018 | Chuck Rudolph
    by Chuck Rudolph | 24NewsAlexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s record on Tuesday night for her chosen primary candidates was as bare as a Venezuelan supermarket shelf. The socialist pulled off a stunning victory last month in New York, and jet-setted across America for 3 weeks trying to parlay that win into helping other leftists win Democratic primaries. Cortez held a whirl-wind tour of the U.S., stumping for Abdul El-Sayed for governor of Michigan, Fayrouz Saad in Michigan’s 11th Congressional District, Cori Bush in Missouri’s 1st District, and is backing Congressional candidate Kaniela Ing in Hawaii. How did she do? BRUTALLY. Every single one of...
  • John James wins Michigan's U.S. Senate Republican primary

    08/07/2018 7:39:26 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 56 replies
    MLive.com ^ | 8/7/2018 | Lauren Gibbons
    John James has won the Republican nomination in Michigan's U.S. Senate race. With 29 percent of precincts reporting, initial results on Tuesday night showed James with 56.96 percent of the vote to opponent Sandy Pensler's 43.04 percent. The Associated Press called the race for James at 10:11 p.m. James will go on to face incumbent Democrat Debbie Stabenow in the general election. Stabenow, who was unopposed in the Democratic primary, was first elected to represent Michigan in the U.S. Senate since 2000. In a statement following the call, James said Stabenow "better get ready for the fight of her political...
  • Michigan Primary Election Results [John James running away with the race]

    08/07/2018 6:30:47 PM PDT · by usafa92 · 36 replies
    Failing New York Times ^ | 8/7/2018 | NYT
    Michigan Republican Senate Primary Results.
  • 'The new Obama': will Abdul El-Sayed be America's first Muslim governor?

    08/06/2018 11:21:06 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 41 replies
    Guardian ^ | 24 Aug 2017 | Drew Philp
    At seven years old, Abdul El-Sayed sat in the eye of Hurricane Andrew, the most destructive hurricane in US history until Katrina. Living near Miami, El-Sayed drank juice while swaddled under mattresses between his father and stepmother, who was holding El-Sayed’s newborn baby brother just home from the hospital. The 1992 storm had taken an unexpected turn southward, and the El-Sayeds could not be evacuated. The wind made an awful rattling sound on the screens. The front door blew in. The wind and the rain whipped into the house, “as if the ocean was coming at you”. El-Sayed’s father, Mohamed,...
  • TRUMP DOUBLES DOWN ON HIS SUPPORT FOR COMBAT VET AND BUSINESSMAN JOHN JAMES

    08/06/2018 3:28:36 PM PDT · by MarMema · 12 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 08/06/2018 | Henry Rodgers
    President Donald Trump doubled down on his support for U.S. Army combat veteran John James in Michigan’s Republican primary for U.S. Senate just over one week after fully endorsing him. Trump called James “a potential Republican Star” and hinted he would be the best candidate to take on Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow in the Nov. 6 general election. The tweet comes after Trump gave James his full endorsement in late July, telling voters to get out and vote Aug. 7. Donald J. Trump ✔ @realDonaldTrump John James is a potential Republican Star who has a Senate primary election tomorrow in...
  • Trump Tweet: Vote for John James in MI primary tomorrow; Will beat Stabenow in Nov (US Senate race)

    08/06/2018 2:16:45 PM PDT · by Ken H · 12 replies
    Twitter ^ | August 06, 2018 | President Donald J Trump
    @realDonaldTrump John James is a potential Republican Star who has a Senate primary election tomorrow in Michigan. If he becomes the Republican candidate, he will beat the Open Borders, weak on Crime, Democrat, Debbie Stabenow. Vote for John James and Make America Great Again! 3:13 PM · Aug 6, 2018
  • 80-year-old medical mj patient with expired card jailed for less than an eighth [oz] of cannabis

    08/06/2018 6:52:15 AM PDT · by Ken H · 52 replies
    Fox 17 West Michigan ^ | August 03, 2018 | Dana Chicklas
    CLARE COUNTY, Mich. -- An 80-year-old grandmother in Clare County was jailed for the first time in her life, because she had a small amount of cannabis at home but her Michigan medical marijuana card expired. -snip- June 13 around 9 p.m., Clare County Sheriff's Deputy Ashley Gruno knocked on Delores’ door. According to court records, Gruno was trying to locate Saltzman's great granddaughter, and return her lost phone and ID. That’s when the deputy smelled marijuana from Saltzman's porch. "[The deputy] asked whose it was, correct?" Mark Saltzman asked his mother. "Right, and I told her it was mine,"...
  • John McCain passes the torch at the International Republican Institute

    08/04/2018 8:31:52 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 51 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 3, 2018 | Josh Rogin
    For the first time in 25 years, the International Republican Institute will have a new leader. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), who is battling brain cancer, has decided to step down from his role as chairman of the board of the organization, which for decades he has helped to fight for democracy, freedom, civil society, the rule of law and human rights around the world. McCain’s handoff to IRI’s next chairman, Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), is not a signal that McCain’s health is declining. In fact, several McCain associates say his condition hasn’t changed in recent months and he remains actively...
  • Early polls favor Biden but Senate officials skeptical

    08/05/2018 6:06:33 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/05/18 | Alexander Bolton
    Joe Biden is leading the Democratic field in some early polls asking voters about the party’s prospective presidential candidates in 2020. But in his old stomping grounds in the U.S. Senate, there are plenty of skeptics who point to the former vice president’s age, his support for the Iraq War and his two failed presidential bids as reasons to doubt he would be successful. “It’s hard to see someone [winning] who voted for the Iraq war. People are looking to turn the page,” one senior Democratic aide said. A second senior Democratic aide said “polls show that voters want someone...