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  • Woodall’s lead narrows in closely-contested 7th District race

    11/14/2018 2:57:03 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel
    Political Insider ^ | 13 Nov 18 | Tamar Hallerman and Tyler Estep
    Democrat Carolyn Bourdeaux narrowed her deficit in Georgia’s 7th District race late Tuesday after the Gwinnett elections board counted a trove of provisional ballots, all but assuring the state’s only unresolved congressional contest will drag on for several more days. Roughly 500 votes now separate the Georgia State University professor from incumbent Republican Rob Woodall. That puts the contest within recount territory should the margins hold after Gwinnett tallies several hundred previously-rejected absentee ballots later this week. Georgia law allows candidates to request a recount if they trail the vote leader by less than 1 percentage point after election results...
  • Here Are The Investigations You Can Expect Democrats To Open When They Take Control Of The House

    11/14/2018 2:34:39 AM PST · by kevcol · 4 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 13, 2018 | Henry Rodgers
    “Schiff has made it clear that the Democrats’ priority as [House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence] HPSCI majority will be to run endless investigations of the Trump administration designed to invent some pretext for impeachment, whether Russia-related or not. He’s even publicly outlined Trump investigations he wants to see other committees run, so we expect they’ll have very little on their agenda beyond that sort of political messaging,” a Republican HPSCI aide told The Daily Caller News Foundation Tuesday.
  • Rick Perry: We Shouldn't Let Russia Use Energy as a Weapon

    11/14/2018 2:13:59 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 2 replies
    The Hill ^ | Nov 2018 | Megan Keller
    “We should no longer allow the Kremlin to use energy as a weapon,” Rick Perry told a news conference in Budapest... The Trump administration worked to open up the European energy market, which Russia has long dominated. America's lobbying efforts have paid off in Poland and Germany. Last Thursday, Poland signed a 24-year deal to buy liquified natural gas (LNG) from the United States during a visit from Perry. It was the second major deal for U.S. LNG that the country has signed in the last few months. Weeks prior, German Chancellor Angela Merkel began making moves to open up...
  • College Library Prepares For Thanksgiving By Sharing Guideline On ‘Decolonizing’ The Holiday

    11/14/2018 2:03:13 AM PST · by kevcol · 12 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 13, 2018 | Neetu Chandak
    The article also includes also a list of resources for educators and family members that help them teach Thanksgiving in a “socially responsible” way. One of the resources suggested was “Ten Ways to Make Your Thanksgiving about Social and Environmental Justice,” by Eve Bratman. . . “Many Native Americans do not celebrate the arrival of the Pilgrims and other European settlers,” the group’s website says. “Thanksgiving day is a reminder of the genocide of millions of Native people, the theft of Native lands, and the relentless assault on Native culture.”
  • Pro Bernie-Sanders AZ Vote Recorder Was Attorney for Fast and Furious Gun Buyer

    11/14/2018 12:13:36 AM PST · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 1 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/10/2018 | Michelle Moons
    The Maricopa County vote recorder employing controversial vote-counting practices was the defense attorney for an accused Mexican cartel gun straw purchaser. Maricopa County recorder Adrian Fontes defended Manuel Celis-Acosta in 2011 after an arrest for involvement in the Fast and Furious government gun-running scandal. “Before he was elected in 2016 as Maricopa County recorder, Adrian Fontes was an attorney representing clients in narco-terrorism and firearms scandals,” Fox News reported. Celis-Acosta reportedly transferred thousands of guns to the Sinaloa Cartel. This included the firearm used to kill Border Patrol agent Brian Terry.
  • Young Marxists are going missing in China after protesting for workers

    11/13/2018 11:13:52 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | 1:28 AM ET, Wed November 14, 2018 | Ben Westcott and Yong Xiong
    Hong Kong (CNN) Fear is sweeping through the campuses of China's elite universities following a nationwide government crackdown aimed at silencing left-wing student activists, who had been campaigning for greater rights and protections for ordinary workers. Since August at least nine young Chinese labor advocates have been forcibly detained in major cities across the country, a sharp escalation in Beijing's campaign against student activism on university campuses. "The whole of Peking University is like under the white terror now, (the security guards) will come after you even if you were just at the scene where the student activists were distributing...
  • Eye-Opening Ground Report Video From Inside Migrant Caravan Shows Truth of Motivation and Intent…

    11/13/2018 11:05:04 PM PST · by bitt · 21 replies
    Excellent reporting from Ami Horowitz (Daily Wire) who traveled to Mexico to find out the real reason why there is a caravan of migrants on its way to the United States’ border with its southern neighbor. Within the video report you can get an understanding of who is inside the group (95% young males); and why they are making the journey. Horowitz actually embeds with the migrants to ask questions and understand how it is logistically possible for tens-of-thousands of people to travel, eat and sleep over such a great distance. What he discovers is the network of facilitating agencies...
  • AZ voter requirements. Read this and your blood will boil

    11/13/2018 9:34:34 PM PST · by MNDude · 41 replies
    A person must be a U.S. citizen in order to register and vote. A person who submits valid proof of citizenship with his or her voter registration form (regardless of the type of form submitted) is entitled to vote in all federal, state, county and local elections in which he or she is eligible. The voter registration form otherwise must be sufficiently complete. A person is not required to submit proof of citizenship with the voter registration form, but failure to do so means the person will only be eligible to vote in federal elections (known as being a “federal...
  • Opinion: The End Game in Afghanistan is Beginning

    11/13/2018 8:29:17 PM PST · by Pining_4_TX · 38 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/13/18 | Lawrence Sellin, Retired Colonel, US Army Reserve
    Other than a “presence” in Afghanistan, the United States has no strategic cards to play. There is no military solution in Afghanistan, at least from the standpoint of the manner in which we have conducted the war. After an initial small-footprint victory in late 2001, driving the Taliban out of Afghanistan, the U.S. chose to mount an exhaustive and expensive counterinsurgency campaign with its nation-building component. At the same time, Pakistan, sustaining the Taliban, waged a proxy war in Afghanistan, much like Pakistan’s and, indirectly, China’s reported support and use of the Islamic extremist group Lashkar-e-Taiba and its affiliates against...
  • 72 percent say media ‘dividing Americans,’ spreading ‘hate’

    11/13/2018 8:21:56 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 18 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 13, 2018 | Paul Bedard
    Nearly three-quarters of the country believes that the media is “dividing Americans” along political, racial, and gender lines, a stunning condemnation of the press, according to a new national survey. What’s more, the Zogby Analytics poll provided to Secrets said that the media bias is sparking hate and misunderstanding. And while Americans also blame President Trump for dividing voters, the survey analysis said the media is worse. Those surveyed, said Zogby Analytics, “felt the mainstream media spreads hate and misunderstanding, also felt that President Trump is responsible for the spread of hate and misunderstanding, but more voters overall, and in...
  • CNN Has Played Right Into Trump’s Hands

    11/13/2018 8:21:05 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 41 replies ^ | 11-13-18 | Ryan Bort
    In what has become one of the dumbest stories of the year, CNN sued President Trump Tuesday. The litigation alleges the White House did not have grounds to revoke the press credential of reporter Jim Acosta, whom Trump berated during a post-election press conference last Wednesday. “CNN filed a lawsuit against the Trump Administration this morning in DC District Court,” read a statement from the network. “It demands the return of the White House credentials of CNN’s Chief White House correspondent, Jim Acosta. The wrongful revocation of these credentials violates CNN and Acosta’s First Amendment rights of freedom of the...
  • Graham backs bill to protect Mueller

    11/13/2018 7:31:49 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 67 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/13/18 | Chris Mills Rodrigo
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Tuesday said that he would support a bill to protect special counsel Robert Mueller. “I would certainly vote for it,” he told reporters, according to Reuters. “I don’t see any movement to get rid of Mueller. But it probably would be good to have this legislation in place just for the future.” Graham co-sponsored a bill to protect the Mueller investigation in April 2018 that would codify Department of Justice regulations that say only a senior official can fire Mueller or another special counsel. The special counsel is examining ties between President Trump's campaign and...
  • BREAKING: Citizens Fill Up Georgia Election Board Office To ‘Stop The Fraud’

    11/13/2018 7:28:03 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 44 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | Nov 13, 2018 | Patrick Howley
    American citizens are pouring into the Gwinnett County Election Board Office in Georgia as of press time Tuesday to “Stop The Fraud” that is threatening to turn the Peach State’s election process into absolute chaos. Republican Brian Kemp, the declared winner of the governor’s race, has begun his transition to office as Governor-Elect, but the Stacey Abrams campaign and the Georgia Democrats are running a persistent effort to prolong provisional vote-counting in some counties, despite no statistical possibility of an Abrams win or recount. The Democrats are using phone banking, emails, texts, and even a campaign-style ad to find provisional...
  • Wisconsin company giving every employee a handgun for Christmas

    11/13/2018 7:12:45 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/13/18 | Owen Daugherty
    A Wisconsin company is giving every employee a handgun for Christmas. The company, BenShot, sells novelty glassware with bullets embedded, according to the Appleton Post-Crescent. The gift idea is part of an effort to promote personal safety and team building, owner Ben Wolfgram told the newspaper. “For us, now, we have an entire armed staff,” he said. “I think that’s pretty good.” All 16 full-time employees will be able to pick their choice of revolver. Wolfgram said most employees, including some who had never shot a gun, were excited about the company's announcement. Wolfgram said at least two employees initially...
  • Denham loses GOP seat in California

    11/13/2018 7:07:01 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/13/18 | Mike Lillis
    Democrat Josh Harder has defeated Rep. Jeff Denham (Calif.), a week after the midterm elections were held, knocking off a Republican long seen as vulnerable. The Associated Press called the race for Harder on Tuesday night. Denham had sought to distance himself from President Trump on immigration, helping to launch the upstart effort from moderate Republicans to force votes on legislation protecting the so-called “Dreamers,” undocumented immigrants brought to the country illegally as kids, even as GOP leaders were fighting to keep the issue off the floor. Denham’s discharge petition gambit ultimately failed, however, as conservatives maneuvered successfully to block...
  • Progressive House Dem pushes for vote on 'Medicare for all' bill

    11/13/2018 7:03:00 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/13/18 | Peter Sullivan
    Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), a top progressive Democrat in the House, on Tuesday called for hearings and a vote on "Medicare for all" legislation now that her party has taken back the House. “We are going to be pushing for it to get a have this debate on the floor,” Jayapal said on an organizing call with the National Nurses United union on Tuesday night. Jayapal, who is co-chair of the Medicare for All caucus in the House, said it is not enough for Democrats to just say they are cosponsors of Medicare for All. Now that Democrats have...
  • The underestimated cooling effect on the planet from historic fires

    11/13/2018 6:50:30 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 16 replies
    sciencedaily ^ | August 9,2018 YES August | University of Leeds
    Historic levels of particles in the atmosphere released from pre-industrial era fires, and their cooling effect on the planet, may have been significantly underestimated according to a new study. Historic levels of particles in the atmosphere released from pre-industrial era fires, and their cooling effect on the planet, may have been significantly underestimated according to a new study. Fires cause large amounts of tiny particles, known as aerosols, to be released into the atmosphere. These aerosols, such as the soot in smoke or chemicals released by burning trees, can cool the planet by reflecting sunlight back into space and increasing...
  • Sinema Meets With Schumer After Previously Saying She Would Not Support Him for Leadership

    11/13/2018 6:27:41 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 38 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | November 13, 2018 4:10 pm | Cameron Cawthorne
    Senator-elect Kyrsten Sinema (D., Ariz.), who said back in July that she would not support Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer's (D., N.Y.) bid to remain Democratic Party leader in the Senate, met with him and Senate-elect Jacky Rosen (D., Nev.) on Tuesday. "Women of the West. Two new great women Democratic senators from the western part of the United States, Kyrsten Sinema from Arizona and Jacky Rosen from Nevada. So proud we’ll be working with them in January," Schumer tweeted.
  • Monica Lewinsky says 'grief' led her to take part in new docuseries 'The Clinton Affair'

    11/13/2018 6:22:07 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 50 replies
    MSN 'News' ^ | November 13, 2018 | Jayme Deerwester
    With "The Clinton Affair," Monica Lewinsky is ready to revisit the 1998 sex scandal that nearly unraveled Bill Clinton's presidency, and she hopes by doing so she can retire the term "Lewinsky scandal" once and for all. "I think 20 years is enough time to carry that mantle," the former White House intern, now 45, writes in a new Vanity Fair essay published Tuesday. In the essay, she explains what motivated her to take part in the 6 1/2-hour series, which premieres Sunday (9 EST/PST) from Emmy-winning producer Blair Foster ("Get Me Roger Stone," "Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind")...
  • Donald Trump: NYT Story on North Korea Missile Bases ‘More Fake News’

    11/13/2018 6:09:38 PM PST · by familyop · 7 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | November 13, 2018 | Charlie Spiering
    “We fully know about the sites being discussed, nothing new – and nothing happening out of the normal,” he wrote. “Just more Fake News.” He assured Americans that he would respond accordingly if North Korea’s actions posed a threat. “I will be the first to let you know if things go bad!” he wrote.