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  • Cosby prosecutor asks for 5 to 10 years in prison

    09/24/2018 6:53:16 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 22 replies
    apnews.com ^ | 9/24/198 | MARYCLAIRE DALE and MICHAEL R. SISAK
    NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Declaring Bill Cosby doesn’t deserve a free pass because of his advanced age, prosecutors on Monday asked a judge to sentence the comedian to five to 10 years in prison for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman, while the defense argued that he is too old and helpless to do time behind bars. “What does an 81-year-old man do in prison?” defense attorney Joseph Green asked on Day 1 of the sentencing hearing for Cosby, who is legally blind and dependent on others. “How does he fight off the people who are trying to extort him,...
  • Cop Killer Supporter Keith Ellison Calls Cops To Protect Him

    09/24/2018 4:04:56 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 19 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 09-24-2018 | Tim Brown
    *Shortened title* Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) is the epitome of an effeminate man today in America. He stands accused by two women who claim that he not only verbally abused them, but physically assaulted them as well, and no, these women didn't wait decades or even till there was a politically opportune time to voice their accusations. One even had reported him to the police. Investigative journalist Laura Loomer was informed by police in Minnesota that he wanted police protection from her when he found out she was attending the education forum that was held Saturday.
  • Celebs Join ‘National Walkout’ in Solidarity with Christine Blasey Ford

    09/24/2018 1:44:55 PM PDT · by budj · 88 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Sep 2018 | Justin Caruso
    Jamie Lee Curtis, Chelsea Handler, Samantha Bee, Alyssa Milano, and more major Hollywood women joined left-wing activist organizations Planned Parenthood and NARAL to push an anti-Brett Kavanaugh “walkout” Monday in solidarity with his accuser Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
  • Brett Kavanaugh, wife Ashley speak out on Supreme Court nomination controversy in Fox News exclusive

    09/24/2018 1:11:26 PM PDT · by be-baw · 67 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 24, 2018 | Fox News
    EXCLUSIVE – Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump's pick for the Supreme Court, and his wife, Ashley, are speaking out to Fox News in an exclusive interview Monday on the sexual misconduct accusations that have threatened to derail his confirmation. The interview is set to air at 7 p.m. ET on "The Story" with Martha MacCallum...
  • The disaster that is the modern Democratic Party began 50 years ago in Chicago

    09/20/2018 7:32:36 AM PDT · by cp124 · 45 replies
    Portland Press Herald ^ | 9/19/2018 | Charles Todorich
    SOUTH PORTLAND — Sometimes it takes a confluence of events to provide clarity to the muddle. The events in this case are the 50th anniversary of the riots surrounding the Democratic National Convention in Chicago in August 1968, the recent death of Sen. John McCain and the mind-numbingly idiotic statement by Fox News commentator Marie Harf on “Outnumbered” on Aug. 16 that “the highest form of patriotism is protest.” The muddle is the catastrophic state of the modern Democratic Party.....
  • GOP in striking distance to retake Franken seat

    09/17/2018 8:23:24 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/17/18 | Michael Burke
    Minnesota Sen. Tina Smith (D) holds a 7-point lead over Republican challenger and state Sen. Karin Housley ahead of November's midterms, according to a new poll publishing Monday. The Star Tribune/MPR News Minnesota poll found that Smith, who replaced former Sen. Al Franken (D) following his resignation in January, has the support of 44 percent of likely voters. Another 37 percent support Housley, while 15 percent of those surveyed say they remain undecided, according to the poll. Smith, the former Minnesota lieutenant governor, was tapped to replace Franken after he resigned amid allegations of sexual misconduct. Smith now faces Housley...
  • Feinstein and Ford Are Destroying the #MeToo Movement

    09/23/2018 9:56:06 AM PDT · by george76 · 37 replies
    PJ Media ^ | SEPTEMBER 22, 2018 | ROGER L SIMON
    It took the French Revolution ten years (1789-1799) to go from an idealistic fight for freedom to the one-man rule of Napoleon, but these are fast-moving times and the #MeToo movement has gone from the necessary correction of monsters like Harvey Weinstein to an all-out assault on the rule of law and hatred of the entire male sex in about eighteen months. (Well, it was men who came up with the Magna Carta.) Think I'm exaggerating? How about the nauseating misandry of the senator from Hawaii, Mazie Hirono? Not only, in the eyes of Ms. Hirono, is Brett Kavanaugh automatically...
  • Minnesota lawmaker quits campaign amid daughter’s inappropriate touching claims

    09/23/2018 7:48:31 PM PDT · by topher · 22 replies
    New York Post/AP ^ | 22-Sept-2018 | Associated Press
    ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota state Rep. Jim Knoblach abruptly ended his re-election campaign Friday amid allegations of inappropriate touching from his adult daughter. Minnesota Public Radio reported the announcement came hours after the St. Cloud Republican’s attorney, Susan Gaertner, denied the allegations in an interview with the station. She said the veteran lawmaker “does not want to drag his family through six weeks of hell.”
  • GOP heading for midterm wipeout as Blue Wave scenario gives Democrats 12-point generic ballot lead

    09/23/2018 8:47:37 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 169 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10-22-2018 | John Harwood
    The new NBC News-Wall Street Journal survey, taken six weeks before Americans head to the polls, shows Democrats leading Republicans by 52 percent to 40 percent for control of Congress. If it holds, that 12 percentage point margin would suggest a "blue wave" large enough to switch control of not just the House but also the Senate.
  • 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...
  • The allegations of abuse against Keith Ellison aren't going away

    09/23/2018 5:55:19 AM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/23/18 | Chris Cillizza
    She (Monahan) tweeted this: "Four people, including my supervisor at the time, stated that I came to them after and shared the exact story I shared publicly, I shared multiple text between me and Keith, where I discuss the abuse with him and much more. As I said before, I knew I wouldn't be believed." And this: "I expected everything that has taken place, before I decided to break my silence. I even stated it in my original statement. I showed up for myself & that was a huge piece of my healing." And, this: "My grand baby deserves a...
  • 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...
  • Did Anyone Notice Mazie Hirono?

    09/20/2018 6:13:39 PM PDT · by originalbuckeye · 31 replies
    Vanity | 9/20/18 | Originalbuckeye
    Did anyone notice Hirono ‘prompt’ Gillibrand this evening, when Gillibrand was braying about Kavanaugh?
  • Want to help prevent rape? Withdraw Kavanaugh’s nomination.

    09/20/2018 8:07:44 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 106 replies
    Want to help prevent rape? Withdraw Kavanaugh’s nomination . If we care about all the sexual assaults that haven’t yet occurred, we must treat attempted rape as disqualifying for a Supreme Court justice. By Sandra Newman Sandra Newman has written widely about sexual assault and is the author of several books, including the forthcoming novel The Heavens. September 20 at 3:19 AM When Christine Blasey Ford came forward with allegations that Brett Kavanaugh tried to rape her at a party when he was 17, it was no surprise that Republicans were quick to deny it ever happened. What was surprising,...
  • Xcel does an end run on the legislature — with an assist from Colorado’s PUC

    09/20/2018 7:02:33 AM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    Colorado Politics ^ | September 20, 2018 | Ray Scott
    When the Colorado Public Utilities Commission recently approved Xcel Energy’s Colorado Energy Plan, the commissioners made a highly politicized decision that ignored economic reality, bypassed the state legislature and allowed the company to break its promise to save customers money. Coloradans should be troubled not just by the plan itself, but by how it won approval through an end-run of the democratic process. In August 2017, Xcel unveiled the Colorado Energy Plan .. The plan’s cheerleaders, including Gov. John Hickenlooper and state agencies, celebrated the monopoly utility’s proposal to spend $2.5 billion on fuel switching ... Earlier in 2017, Xcel...
  • U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison's ex-girlfriend posts medical record alleging abuse

    09/20/2018 12:54:33 AM PDT · by Libloather · 41 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 9/19/18 | JESSIE VAN BERKEL
    U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison’s former girlfriend Karen Monahan has posted a medical document on social media that shows she told a doctor in 2017 that she had been in an abusive relationship with Ellison. Monahan, who said Ellison domestically abused her in 2016, shared the patient progress notes from Nov. 2017 on Twitter several times this week. Ellison, who is running for Minnesota attorney general, has denied the allegation, which emerged in August. Monahan’s son first told the story on social media, and she later confirmed what her son said. During a fight, Ellison pulled on her legs and feet...
  • #DearProfessorFord: Actresses support Brett Kavanaugh's accuser ahead of hearings

    09/19/2018 10:50:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    Mashable ^ | September 20, 2018 | Shannon Connellan
    Hollywood actresses and women from around the U.S., some being key members of the #MeToo and Time's Up movements, have shown their support for Christine Blasey Ford. Blasey, a professor at California's Palo Alto University, who recently accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, has seen significant public support after she made the difficult decision to publicly share her story. Now, the likes of Julianne Moore, America Ferrera, Gabrielle Union, Amber Tamblyn, Eva Longoria, Jamia Wilson, and Marisa Tomei, along with many other women from different situations, all read the same supportive letter to Ford, in a video...
  • MDI adds 100 jobs in Hibbing (Minnesota)

    09/19/2018 2:02:14 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Business North ^ | September 18, 2018 | Manja Holter
    MDI, producer of standard and custom corrugated plastic packing containers, is adding 160 jobs across its four locations, with the majority to be filled at its new Hibbing facility. One hundred jobs became available in the Northland this summer in the area of material handlers, maintenance and quality technicians, production workers and hand assemblers. Many positions are contract hires with potential to become full-time jobs. Consistent with the mission of the organization, MDI has a particular interest in creating employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities. The hiring spree is being driven by an order increase placed by the United States...
  • Hillary: Kavanaugh's Accuser Deserves 'the Benefit of the Doubt'

    09/18/2018 8:56:59 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 55 replies
    Grabien ^ | September 18, 2018
    RUSH EXCERPT: CLINTON: “What I would like to see is a democratic majority that actually has the chance to make that choice right now the Democrats have very few tools at their disposal to stop the Republicans from going full speed ahead and engaging in the kind of unprecedented behavior as they did with the Garland nomination. So I’m not in favor of either unilateral disarmament or defcon-10. I think there has to be some effort to try to get back to regular order, try to get back to having a system, a process in place so that we are...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Trump says exposing ‘corrupt’ FBI probe could be ‘crowning achievement’ of presidency

    09/18/2018 6:20:50 PM PDT · by bitt · 59 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/18/2018 | JOHN SOLOMON AND BUCK SEXTON
    President Trump in an exclusive interview with Hill.TV said Tuesday he ordered the release of classified documents in the Russia collusion case to show the public the FBI probe started as a “hoax,” and that exposing it could become one of the “crowning achievements” of his presidency. “What we’ve done is a great service to the country, really,” Trump said in a 45-minute, wide-ranging interview in the Oval Office. “I hope to be able to call this, along with tax cuts and regulation and all the things I’ve done… in its own way this might be the most important thing...