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Your Daley Gator CCW News Update For Friday (12/14/18)


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DOJ Inspector General Discovers 19,000 Missing Strzok-Page Text Messages – Sean Hannity
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A stunning new report released by the Office of the Inspector General confirmed Thursday that their investigation recovered over 19,000 “lost” text messages exchanged between former DOJ officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page.

“The Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General initiated this investigation upon being notified of a gap in text message data collection during the period December 15, 2016 through May 17, 2017, from Federal Bureau of Investigation mobile devices assigned to FBI employees Peter Strzok and Lisa Page relevant to a matter being investigated by the OIG’s Oversight and Review Division,” writes the report.

“The OIG forensically recovered thousands of text messages from FBI mobile devices issued to Strzok and Page through its multiple extraction efforts…

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Federal Judge Demands Exculpatory Documents In Flynn Case – PJ Media

The federal judge overseeing former national security advisor Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn’s criminal case is demanding that Special Counsel Robert Mueller turn over all of the government’s documents related to Flynn’s questioning by 3:00 p.m. EST Friday.

The documents requested by U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan include potentially exculpatory “memoranda” pertaining to Flynn’s case.

This comes after a sentencing memo filed by Flynn’s defense team on Tuesday showed that Former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe suggested that then-national security adviser Flynn not have a lawyer present for his interview with two bureau agents at the White House on Jan. 24, 2017.

That interview with FBI agents Peter Strzok and Joe Pientka ultimately led to Flynn’s guilty plea on one count of making false statements regarding wiretapped communications with former Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak. Flynn “clearly saw the FBI agents as allies” and was “relaxed and jocular,” according to the 302 prepared by the agents…

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Florida School-Massacre Panel: Arm Teachers! – WorldNetDaily
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Teachers should be allowed to carry concealed guns on campus to stop future shootings, a panel investigating the Florida high school massacre recommended Wednesday.

In a 13-1 vote, the Associated Press reported, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission urged the Legislature to allow the arming of teachers who volunteer and undergo extensive background checks and training.

The panel concluded that having one or two police officers or armed guards on campus is not sufficient to stop the kind of shooting that took 17 lives in Parkland, Florida, on Feb. 14.

A Florida law already allows districts to arm non-teaching staff members such as principals, librarians and custodians…

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Feds Collect Record Taxes Through November; Still Run $305.4 Billion Deficit – CNS

The federal government collected record total tax revenues of $458,653,000,000 in October and November, the first two months of fiscal 2019, according to the Monthly Treasury Statement released today.

Even with these record tax collections, however, the government still ran a deficit of $305,394,000,000 for the first two months of the fiscal year. That is because while collecting that record $458,653,000,000 in taxes, the government spent $764,046,000,000.

The record $458,853,000,000 in federal taxes in October and November was up $5,280,090,000 from the $453,372,910,000 in total taxes in constant November 2018 dollars that the federal government collected in October and November of fiscal 2018.

Although the total federal taxes collected in October and November set a record, individual income tax collections did not set a record. In October and November of last year, the federal government collected $231,465,760,000 in individual income taxes…

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Apple To Build $1 Billion Campus In Texas – Circa
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Apple will build a $1 billion campus in Austin, Texas, break ground on smaller locations in Seattle, San Diego and Culver City, California, and over the next three years will expand in Pittsburgh, New York and Colorado.

The tech giant said Thursday that the new campus in Austin, less than a mile from existing Apple facilities, will open with 5,000 positions in engineering, research and development, operations, finance, sales and customer support.

The site, according to Apple, will have the capacity to eventually accommodate 15,000 employees. The three other new locations will have more than 1,000 employees each. Early this year, Apple said that it would make more than $30 billion in capital expenditures in the U.S. over the next five years…

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Factory Robot Malfunctions And Skewers Chinese Worker With Ten, Foot-Long, Steel Spikes – Daily Mail

A factory worker was skewered with ten huge steel spikes after a rogue robot malfunctioned and impaled the man. The incident occurred in China and the man managed to survive after the robot’s arm fell onto him and plunged the spikes into his chest and arm.

Surgeons managed to removed the spikes from the 49-year-old known as Zhou, through emergency surgery. One of the robot’s pins was just 0.1 centimetres (0.04 inches) from a major artery.

Each of the sharp steel bars measured 30 centimetres (one foot) in length and 1.5 centimetres (0.59 inches) in diameter, according to a Chinese hospital which treated the factory worker.

The man is in stable condition, according to the Xiangya Hospital in Changsha. The victim works for a porcelain factory in Zhuzhou in southern China’s Hunan Province. It is said that the accident took place last Tuesday when Mr Zhou was working a night shift…

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Pentagon: U.S. Army Could Fund, Build Sections Of President Trump’s Border Wall – America One News
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The Pentagon has responded to President Trump’s suggestion the U.S. military could build the border wall.

In a statement Wednesday, the Defense Department said it currently has no plans to build the wall, but could take part in the construction of border projects in the near future.

The Defense Department said U.S. law allows the Pentagon to use its budget for border security purposes. This comes as Democrats refuse to meet the president’s funding requests for the project, prompting him to threaten a government shutdown.

“When you look at what happened with the caravans, with the people, with a lot – we shut it down, we had no choice, we shut it down,” stated President Trump…

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DHS: New Border Wall Stops “Violent Mob Of 1,000 People”; No Breaches – CNS

“Walls Work,” the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) declared Wednesday, highlighting how new wall in California successfully thwarted “a violent mob of 1,000 people” on Sunday – without a single breach:

“On Sunday when a violent mob of 1,000 people stormed our Southern border, we found the newly constructed portions of the wall to be very effective… All of the individuals were either apprehended or retreated into Mexico. That evening, the fence was repaired. There were no breaches along the newly constructed border wall areas.”

But, in places where wall had not yet been constructed, the outdated fencing was breached by the violent mob, which assaulted border agents, DHS reports:

“In the area of the breach, a group of people tore a hole in the old landing mat fence constructed decades ago and pushed across the border. U.S. Border Patrol agents who responded to the area ultimately dispersed the crowd, which had become assaultive, and apprehended several individuals.”…

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First Lady Melania Trump Visits With Service Members, Children In Hampton Roads – WAVY
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First Lady Melania Trump was in Hampton Roads on Wednesday morning visiting with troops and their families. Mrs. Trump made a quick stop at Joint Base Langley-Eustis. There were hundreds of service men and women in the crowd along with children from Bethel Manor and Burbank Elementary Schools.

The First Lady was met with cheers and lots of excitement as she took the stage.

“I’ve been teaching for a long time and when we told them, I’ve never heard kids scream louder than when we told them we were coming here,” said Michelle Rumschlag, a 5th grade teacher at Bethel Manor Elementary.

FLOTUS addressed hundreds in the crowd, many who just returned from deployment…

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Chinese Auto Sales Accelerate Historic Collapse, Set For First Annual Decline In 30 Years – Zero Hedge

Progress in the United States/China trade war seems to be happening at just the right time.

The automobile industry in China has been crippled, partly as a result of this trade war, partly due to the ongoing domestic economic slowdown in the mainland, and absent major subsidies – which don’t appear to be coming – the outlook for the rest of 2018 and 2019 is not promising. The collapse has been historic and according to new data, continued through November.

November data confirmed a continuation of the ugly trends that we discussed last month. For instance, passenger vehicle wholesales were down 16.1% on the year, according to the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers. This data includes sedans, SUVs and crossover utility vehicles.

November vehicle wholesales were also down well into the double digits, dropping 13.9% to 2.55 million units year-over-year. Total retail passenger vehicles fell 18% on the year and SUV sales fell 20.6% year-over-year to 854,289 units, according to the Passenger Car Association…

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Trump Signs Order Aimed At Revitalizing Economically Distressed Communities – The Hill
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President Trump on Wednesday signed an executive order aimed at helping economically distressed communities, building off a provision in his tax-cut law.

The order creates a White House panel dubbed the Opportunity and Revitalization Council, which will be led by Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson and consist of representatives from 13 federal agencies.

At a signing ceremony at the White House, Trump called the council a “very big thing” and said that the council will help utilize government resources to rebuild “impoverished neighborhoods that have been ignored by Washington in years past.”…

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British PM Theresa May Survives No-Confidence Vote Despite Brexit Chaos – Fox News

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May survived a vote of confidence in her leadership of her party Wednesday, but not until after a bruising challenge in which she reportedly promised she would step down before the next general election.

A leadership vote had been triggered after 48 Conservative Party MPs had written letters expressing no confidence in her leadership – 15 percent of the party’s members in the Commons.

But the vote of confidence of the broader bloc of Tory MPs went in her favor – with 200 MPs backing her leadership and 117 voting against her.

The victory means not only that May holds onto power, but also that now she cannot be formally challenged by her own party for a year. However, it also means that a third of her party voted against her, a factor that may only increase calls for her to step down in the coming months…

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Mueller’s Collusion Hoax Collapses – Conrad Black
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The sudden death of the unutterable nonsense of collusion between the 2016 Trump campaign and the Russian government, announced as it was in the hand-off to the Southern New York U.S. Attorney of the shabby fruit of Michael Cohen’s plea bargaining, has divided onlookers into three communities of opinion.

The true believers in the collusion canard are left slack-jawed, like the international Left after the announcement of the Nazi-Soviet Pact: an immense fervor of faith is instantly destroyed; it is the stillness of a sudden and immense evaporation.

The professional Trump-haters, the Democratic Party assassination squads in the Congress and media, like disciplined soldiers, have swiveled with parade ground precision and resumed firing after a mere second to reload, at the equally fatuous nonsense about illegal campaign contributions…

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No, The Deficit Isn’t ‘Soaring’, And Yes, Tax Revenues Are At Record Highs – Investor’s Business Daily

Budget: In the first two months of the new fiscal year, tax revenues are up. But so is the deficit. Why? Because spending continues to outpace revenues. So why do tax cuts keep getting blamed?

The latest monthly budget report from the Congressional Budget Office shows the deficit jumping $102 billion in just the first two months of the new fiscal year.

That sure looks like the deficit is “soaring,” as one news outlet claimed. But as the CBO makes clear, almost all that deficit increase was the result of quirks of the calendar. Depending on where weekends fall, significant sums of spending can get shifted into different months.

A true apples-to-apples comparison, the CBO says, shows that the deficit climbed by just $13 billion.

So, no, the deficit is not soaring. Nor are tax cuts to blame for the relatively small increase so far this year. In fact, the CBO report shows that overall tax revenues climbed by $14 billion in the first two months of the year…

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Google Hosts Sharia Law App Enabling Muslims To Report Blasphemy And Heresy To The Police – PJ Media
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On December 7, 2018, the Google Play Store approved the latest version of “Smart Pakem,” an app that allows Muslims in Jakarta, the capital of the largest Muslim country on earth, to report violations of Sharia law such as blasphemy and even heresy.

The app allows users to report people who practice unrecognized religions or unorthodox interpretations of Indonesia’s six officially recognized faiths: Buddhism, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Protestant Christianity, and Roman Catholic Christianity.

According to Google’s translation on the Google Play Store, “Smart Pakem” intends “to make it easier to find information and manage religion, belief flow and community organizations in the jurisdiction of DKI Jakarta,” the capital of Indonesia…

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Three Clinton Foundation Whistleblowers To Testify About Tax Crimes, Pay-For-Play – Zero Hedge

Following allegations of sloppy accounting, potential tax fraud and pay-to-play, the Clinton Foundation will be under a Congressional microscope this week after three whistleblowers have come forward and agreed to testify – one of whom secretly submitted 6,000 pages of documents to the IRS and FBI in August of 2017, and all three of whom have submitted various documents to Congressional investigators.

Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC), Chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, told Fox News’s Martha MacCallum on Monday night that there are three whistleblowers who have spent the past two years investigating the Clinton Foundation, and have “explosive” allegations which they will share during Thursday testimony on Capitol Hill.

MACCALLUM: OK. With regard to the investigation, which doesn’t get a lot of attention, into the Clinton foundation, the DOJ designated John Huber to look into this. They have 6,000 pages of evidence that they’ve gone through. The foundation raised $2.5 billion, and they’re looking into potential improprieties…

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Memo: FBI Recommended Michael Flynn Not Have Lawyer Present During Interview, Did Not Warn Of False Statement Consequences – Washington Examiner
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Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, who arranged the bureau’s interview with then-national security adviser Michael Flynn at the White House on Jan. 24, 2017 – the interview that ultimately led to Flynn’s guilty plea on one count of making false statements – suggested Flynn not have a lawyer present at the session, according to newly-filed court documents.

In addition, FBI officials, along with the two agents who interviewed Flynn, decided specifically not to warn him that there would be penalties for making false statements because the agents wanted to ensure that Flynn was “relaxed” during the session.

The new information, drawn from McCabe’s account of events plus the FBI agents’ writeup of the interview – the so-called 302 report – is contained in a sentencing memo filed Tuesday by Flynn’s defense team…

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Parasitic Leftists Update: California Drafting Plan To Tax Text Messages – Daily Wire

In California’s never-ending quest to tax everything, there are new reports that the liberal state may soon levy a tax on text messages.

California state regulators are working on a plan to charge cell phone users a fee for text messaging, all in the name of collecting taxpayer money to pay for programs to make phone service cheaper to low-income residents, the San Jose Mercury News reported.

No one yet knows how much cell phone users would be charged, but the News says the fee would “likely would be billed as a flat surcharge per customer – one of those irksome fees at the bottom of your wireless bill – not a fee per text.”

And cell phone users might have to retroactively pay the fee for the last five years.

Business groups, including the Bay Area Council, California Chamber of Commerce and Silicon Valley Leadership Group and others opposing the idea, calculated the new charges for wireless consumers could total about $44.5 million a year…

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President Trump Stands Firm On Wall Funding After Meeting With DemoNazis Schumer And Pelosi At White House – Daily Caller
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After a fiery Oval Office meeting between President Donald Trump and Democratic leaders Tuesday, the White House is standing firm in its demand for more border wall funding in a spending bill set to expire Dec. 21.

“President Trump had a constructive dialogue with Democrat Leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said, adding, “President Trump made clear that any government funding measure must include responsible border security, including a wall, to protect the American people from drugs, crime, terrorism, public health threats, and the severe straining of the social safety net.”

“So far, the Democrat Party has made clear they would rather keep the border open than the government open,” Sanders continued…

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“Your Time Is Up, White People”: South African Government Sets Date For White Farmers To Give Up Land Without Compensation – Gateway Pundit

South African lawmakers passed a proposal to change the country’s constitution to make land grabs legal. The government voted in agreement to take land from white farmers without compensation. This same plan turned South Africa’s neighbor Zimbabwe from a state of plenty to a starving state.

The parliament sang before voting to take white-owned land without compensation.

The Star reported:

The country’s National Assembly approved a proposal to change the constitution to make the so-called reforms legal in a vote of 183 to 77. This paves the way for land to be taken from farmers without giving any kind of compensation.

And now lawmakers have agreed to set up a committee that will write and introduce a new bill for land expropriations. A deadline of the end of March next year for the committee to present its first report to parliament has also been agreed…

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Everything You Need To Know About This Dog’s Breakfast Of A Brexit Fiasco – James Delingpole
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This Brexit is a dog’s breakfast of a cock-up of a disaster of a fiasco.

I’ve been looking for guidance from some wise columnist who can explain what is happening and then reassure me that it’s all going to be OK in the end.

But such a person does not exist for the simple reason that no one knows anything: everything is up in the air, everybody is lying, cheating or on manoeuvres, everyone is partisan and betraying their own biases and wishful thinking.

That’s why I feel free to offer my own hot takes on the issue, confident that no one can gainsay me because my guesses are as good as anyone else’s.

Here is where I think we are…

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Your Daley Gator CCW News Update For Friday (11/16/18)


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DC Bans Churches From Handing Out Straws With Free Coffee – Washington Free Beacon
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Washington, D.C., will begin enforcing its ban on plastic straws on Jan. 1, which would penalize churches for offering free coffee if it comes with a stirrer.

The Department of Energy and Environment tweeted Thursday that Mayor Muriel Bowser has a “list of recyclables and compostables” banning plastic straws and stirrers. However, businesses, churches, and nonprofits can hand out straws and coffee stirrers if they are made from hay.

“On January 1, 2019, new restrictions on the use of single-use plastic straws and stirrers will take effect,” according to the D.C. Department of Energy and Environment. “DOEE will begin inspecting businesses for compliance with the District’s single-use straw and stirrer requirements on January 1st, 2019,” the department said…

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School Punishes Male Teacher For Refusing To Watch A Naked Girl In The Boys’ Locker Room – The Federalist

A Florida school district allowed a self-described transgender female student regular access to the boys’ locker room, with no advance warning to the boys or their parents.

The first time she walked in, she caught “boys (literally) with their pants down, causing them embarrassment and concern by the fact that they had been observed changing by an obvious girl,” says a complaint letter to Pasco County School District from Liberty Counsel, a pro-bono constitutional law firm.

With a “gag order,” school administrators forbade teachers from talking about the change, and ordered a male P.E. teacher to supervise the potentially undressed girl in the Chasco Middle School locker room, the letter says.

When he refused to “knowingly place himself in a position to observe a minor female in the nude or otherwise in a state of undress,” administrators told him “he will be transferred to another school as discipline for ‘not doing your job in the locker room.’”…

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DemoNazi Senator Compares ICE To The KKK – Townhall
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On Wednesday, Senator Kamala Harris compared the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) service to the Ku Klux Klan, insisting that certain “communities” view the agency as a “domestic terrorist group” that deliberately uses “fear and intimidation” to specifically target “immigrants coming from Mexico and Central America” based on their racial or ethnic background.

The California Democrat made these remarks during a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing meant to determine whether acting ICE Director Ronald Vitiello will become the agency’s newest official head. In spite of Harris repeatedly formulating her comparison of ICE to the KKK as the “perception” of some distant third party, Vitiello saw through the senator’s transparent attempt to smear him and his agents and denied that any parallels existed between the two groups [emphasis mine]:

VITIELLO: Well, the Klan was what we would call today a domestic terrorist group.

HARRIS: Why? Why would we call them “domestic terrorist group” [sic]?

VITIELLO: ‘Cause they tried to use fear and force to change political environment[sic]…

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Family Outraged After Scumbag Sentenced To Less Than 3 Years For Raping Their Dying Daughter – Circa

A Snohomish County, Washington, man was sentenced to 34 months in prison after admitting he raped a young woman while she overdosed on drugs, then let her die.

Brian Varela, 20, pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter, third-degree rape and unlawful disposal of remains Thursday.

He admitted he raped 18-year-old Alyssa Noceda last February while she overdosed in his bedroom. He did nothing to help. He even sent photos of her mostly nude body to his friends, mocking her as she lay there dying.

Then he tried to cover up Noceda’s death by disposing of her body, but police caught him first. In court, Varela said, “I’m sorry for my foolish actions. Whatever I get is what I deserve.”

A judge sentenced Varela to 34 months in prison Thursday, acknowledging she felt it was inadequate, but state law required her to follow sentencing guidelines. Varela had no criminal history…

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Rick Scott Declares Victory Again As Florida Orders Manual Recount In Senate Race – Washington Times
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Florida’s Republican Gov. Rick Scott declared victory in his Senate bid for a second time Thursday after a state-mandated machine recount widened his lead over incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson.

But Mr. Nelson’s legal team, insisting there is not “one universe of votes,” vowed Thursday evening to press on and predicted their candidate eventually will emerge as the winner.

While the election results are not official until certified by the secretary of state, a move that should come after the Elections Canvassing Commission’s Nov. 20 meeting, the unofficial recount expanded Mr. Scott’s edge by 865 votes, leaving him with a margin of 13,427.

That’s a bigger edge than any recount in U.S. history has overcome…

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The Top Ten University Leaders Who Are Supporters Of Terror – Frontpage

For nearly two decades, the campus organization Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) has established a beachhead of support for anti-Israel terrorists on American campuses, resulting in a dramatic rise in anti-Semitic incidents and the harassment of Jewish students.

After many years of denial, the American and Jewish press have finally begun to take notice of this epidemic of hostility towards Jews and supporters of Israel, but the true depravity of SJP still escapes their notice.

While most of the press coverage debates whether SJP’s anti-Zionism has crossed the line into anti-Semitism, this discussion misses the larger and far more sinister truth that SJP is not just the leading promoter of Jew hatred on American college campuses, nor does it content itself to spread anti-Semitic lies and propaganda defaming Israel, the only liberal democracy in the Middle East as an “apartheid state”- though assuredly it does these things.

The media posturing misses the truth that SJP is a full-fledged arm of the anti-Israel terror group Hamas…

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Theresa May Vows To Fight On In The Face Of Cabinet Resignations And An All-Out Tory Brexiteer Bid To Oust Her – Daily Mail
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Theresa May vowed defiance tonight after Brexiteers effectively declared war – with Cabinet ministers quitting and an all-out bid to oust her. The Prime Minister used a press conference in Downing Street to double down on her determination to press ahead with her controversial pact with the EU.

Despite a slew of high-profile resignations and the near-certain prospect of a Tory no-confidence vote in her leadership, Mrs May insisted she would keep ‘putting the national interest first’.

‘I believe with every fibre in my body that the course I have set out is the right one,’ she said. She admitted that the burden of leadership was ‘heavy’ at the best of times and even tougher when Brexit pervaded every part of the UK economically and socially…

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Elon Musk’s SpaceX Wins FCC Approval To Deploy 7,518 Satellites – Bloomberg

Elon Musk’s SpaceX won permission to deploy more than 7,000 satellites, far more than all operating spacecraft currently aloft, from U.S. regulators who also moved to reduce a growing risk from space debris as skies grow more crowded.

Space Exploration Technologies Corp. has two test satellites aloft, and it earlier won permission for a separate set of 4,425 satellites – which like the 7,518 satellites authorized Thursday are designed to provide broadband communications. It has said it plans to begin launches next year.

Space companies riding innovations that include smaller and cheaper satellites – with some just 4 inches long and weighing only 3 pounds – are planning fleets that will fly fast and low, offering communications now commonly handled by larger, more expensive satellites.

Right now there are fewer than 2,000 operating satellites, and the planned additional space traffic demands vigilance, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said…

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Roy Clark, Country Music Legend And ‘Hee Haw’ Star, Dead At 85 – Fox News
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Country star Roy Clark, the legendary singer and multi-instrumentalist with an ear-to-ear smile who headlined the hit TV show “Hee Haw” for nearly a quarter century, has died. He was 85. A rep for the singer told Fox News Clark died on Thursday at his Tulsa, Okla., home due to complications from pneumonia.

Clark was the “Hee Haw” host or co-host for its entire 24-year run, with Buck Owens his best-known co-host. The country music and comedy show’s last episode aired in 1993, though reruns continued for a few years thereafter.

“‘Hee Haw’ won’t go away. It brings a smile to too many faces,” Clark said in 2004, when the show was distributed on VHS and DVD for the first time…

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Wisconsin Company Gives All Its Employees Handguns For Christmas – Daily Caller

A Hortonville, Wisconsin business chose to give each and every one of its 16 employees a unique gift for Christmas this year – a handgun.

To Ben Wolfgram, co-owner of BenShot – a manufacturer of bullet embedded glassware – the decision was made to promote team building and safety, according to the Hortonville Post Crescent.

The business, which employs a mix of military veterans as well as several who have never fired a weapon, was started in 2015 in a garage workshop. Wolfgram told the Post Crescent that this is the first time his company has ever given such a gift, and that most employees were excited.

Employee Chelsea Priest said she felt empowered by the gift, which she believes will help keep her safe.

“I’ve never been a part of anything like this,” said employee Chelsea Priest, who, according to the Post Crescent, “felt empowered by the gift.”…

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Creepy Porn Lawyer Michael Avenatti Arrested On Felony Domestic Violence Charges – Washington Times
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Anti-Trump attorney Michael Avenatti was arrested Wednesday on charges of felony domestic violence that reportedly left the woman with a “swollen and bruised” face.

The lawyer for porn star Stormy Daniels and one of Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh’s less-credible accusers was taken into custody Wednesday, the Los Angeles Police Department confirmed.

“We can confirm that today LAPD Detectives arrested Michael Avenatti on suspicion of domestic violence. This is an ongoing investigation and we will provide more details as they become available,” the L.A.P.D. wrote on its official Twitter account.

According to celebrity-news site TMZ, the arrest occurred after a confrontation “at an exclusive apartment building in the Century City area of L.A.”…

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‘Alarming’ Study Claiming Global Warming Heating Up Oceans Based On Math Error – Washington Free Beacon

A highly circulated study claiming oceans are warming at a much higher rate due to global warming contains “key errors,” forcing researchers to issue a correction.

The study published by the journal Nature on Oct. 31 by researchers at Princeton University and UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography claimed the oceans were warming at a rate 60 percent higher than previously thought.

However, a mathematical error discovered by independent climate scientist Nic Lewis after he perused the study’s first page has led the journal to retract its key finding. The study has a much larger margin of error, making their findings of a 60 percent increase in ocean warming less precise, and actually between 10 percent and 70 percent.

The lead researcher now says its findings are practically meaningless, with a margin of error “too big now to really weigh in” on ocean temperatures.

When first published, the study led to “alarming” warnings in mainstream media outlets…

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Feds Investigating Altered Election Documents Tied To Florida Democrat Party – Zero Hedge
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The Florida Department of State (DoS) last week has asked federal prosecutors to investigate official election documents with the dates changed, which the department says can be tied to the Florida Democratic Party, according to Politico.

The concerns, which the department says can be tied to the Florida Democratic Party, center around date changes on forms used to fix vote-by-mail ballots sent with incorrect or missing information.

Known as “cure affidavits,” those documents used to fix mail ballots were due no later than 5 p.m. on Nov. 5 – the day before the election. But affidavits released on Tuesday by the DOS show that documents from four different counties said the ballots could be returned by 5 p.m. on Thursday, which is not accurate. – Politico

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Fake News Update: Fox News Backing CNN’s Lawsuit Against White House – Breitbart

Fox News Channel announced Wednesday it will support CNN’s lawsuit against the White House over the temporary suspension of White House correspondent Jim Acosta’s “hard pass” press credential, revealing the company will file an amicus brief in defense of the partisan network.

Fox News issued a statement accusing the White House of “weaponizing” Secret Service passes for reporters:

Fox News supports CNN in its legal effort to regain its White House reporter’s press credential. We intend to file an amicus brief with the U.S. District Court. Secret Service passes for working White House journalists should never be weaponized. While we don’t condone the growing antagonistic tone by both the President and the press at recent media avails, we do support a free press, access and open exchanges for the American people.

In a brief statement shared to Twitter, CNN thanked Fox News for backing its lawsuit against the White House…

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First Wave Of Central American Invaders Arrives At U.S.-Mexican Border – Desert Sun
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The first large wave of the migrant caravan arrived in Tijuana early Tuesday morning. About 400 migrants, mostly from Central America, rolled into the border city on nine buses. Some hung out of bus windows and cheered; at least one Honduran flag fluttered outside a window.

The migrants are reaching their final destination in Mexico amid inflamed tensions on both sides of the California-Mexico border.

At the El Chaparral port of entry earlier Tuesday morning, people who have been waiting weeks to claim asylum said many migrant shelters along the border are nearing capacity. They expressed concern that the caravan would jeopardize their chances of entering the United States…

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New Report Shows How Incredibly Wrong Obama Was About Energy Independence – Investor’s Business Daily

Energy: Has any politician ever been more wrong than Barack Obama was about U.S. oil production and energy independence? Based on the latest report from the International Energy Agency, the answer is unequivocally no.

On Tuesday, oil prices fell for the 12th consecutive decline. And amid that decline, the International Energy Agency forecasts that the U.S. will account for 75% of the growth in global oil production through 2025.

That’s a stunning finding that shows how dynamic the domestic oil and gas industry has become.

Crude oil production in the U.S. has climbed more than 67% in just the past six years. And the Department of Energy expects it will climb an additional 11% next year.

Earlier this year, U.S. production hit 11 million barrels a day, surpassing Russia as the world’s largest oil producer, after having blown past Saudi Arabia in February…

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Florida Man Breaks Into Restaurant, Strips Naked, Eats Noodles, Plays Bongos – Circa
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According to the Tampa Bay Times, a St. Petersburg police officer was investigating a break-in at The Chattaway restaurant, reviewing surveillance video that shows a burglar eating a plate of chicken wings and drinking a beer inside the kitchen on November 6. The officer also discovered footage from another incident that happened the night before.

Video shows a different man riding his bike up to the restaurant. He strolled around the parking lot for 10 minutes before entering through the back gate. He would later open the door to a shed after wandering and remove a set of bongos.

The man then went into a restaurant bathroom with clothes on but left the bathroom naked. He sat at one of the restaurant’s picnic tables and ate a bowl of instant Ramen noodles, which he brought with him…

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Acting AG Whitaker In 2016: ‘Special Counsel Is Required’ To Investigate Clinton Foundation – CNS

Matthew Whitaker, the acting attorney general of the United States and a former U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Iowa, said in a 2016 interview that there is enough evidence “in the public domain” to warrant the appointment of a “special prosecutor” to investigate the Clinton Foundation.

He added that the Foundation was “clearly a pay-to-play situation” where if you gave money to the Foundation, you got “preferential treatment” at the State Department, which was headed by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton from 2009 to 2013.

Hillary Clinton’s emailing of classified documents through her private computer server was a “serious” problem, but the “real ballgame” is “where Clinton Foundation donors were given preferential treatment,” said Whitaker in an Aug. 25, 2016 interview with Breitbart News Daily.

“It’s very interesting to watch the Clinton camp try to explain away these meetings,” said Whitaker…

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Proves Once Again That She’s Dumber Than A Box Of Hair – BizPac Review
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez railed against Amazon in a tweetstorm targeting the company that may be locating a new headquarters in New York City. The democratic socialist representing New York’s 14th Congressional District tweeted Monday that her constituents in Queens had voiced “outrage” about Amazon planning a Long Island City headquarters.

“We’ve been getting calls and outreach from Queens residents all day about this,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote. “The community’s response? Outrage.”

Despite the reported 25,000 employees the e-commerce giant will hire in the proposed new headquarters locations in New York City and Virginia’s Arlington County, according to the Wall Street Journal, nearby Queens residents found the move “extremely concerning.”…

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Disney World Bans Veteran After Holding ‘Trump 2020’ Sign On Ride – Washington Standard

An ex-Marine veteran was banned from Walt Disney World and all its parks after waving a “Trump 2020” banner while riding Splash Mountain. Interestingly enough, Disney apparently thought he was such a threat that they used 40 employees to escort out the 49-year-old veteran.

“I held up the sign for two seconds so I can take a picture,” Dion Cini told the New York Post. “You’re allowed to hold up signs on Disney rides – cameras, cellphones, and other stuff like that. People have been doing it for years. They just kicked me out ’cause of the context of the sign.”

Cini took to Facebook to share his story writing, “Trespassed from WDW for holding a Trump 2020 banner on Splash Mountain. – feeling super at Walt Disney’s Magic Kingdom.”

Disney didn’t think this through. Now, this story is going to go viral, Trump will get some major advertising from this and they are probably going to lose some business over this. The guy was a loyal patron, Disney. You just don’t do that.

Of course, this wasn’t Cini’s first encounter over promoting Donald Trump…

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Crazed Dipshit Storms Into McDonald’s, Attacks Manager For Failing To Provide Her With Ketchup – Daily Mail
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Police in California have released the surveillance footage of a McDonald’s manager being attacked by a woman who was upset over missing packs of ketchup.

According to the Santa Ana Police Department, the suspect entered the restaurant from the employee back door and asked for ketchup. But when the store’s manager told the woman she couldn’t be in the building, the suspect became combative.

The woman had apparently asked for ketchup when she placed her order but didn’t receive it in her bag.

In the shocking footage, the woman is seen pushing, punching and choking the manager near the restaurant’s drive-thru window…

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Parasitic Leftist Judge Blocks Keystone Pipeline – Daily Wire

On Thursday, a federal judge in Montana blocked the Keystone XL oil pipeline and President Trump’s permit for the Canada-to-Texas pipeline, which Trump signed within days of taking office in January 2017.

The Keystone XL is designed to transport heavy crude oil from Alberta, Canada, to Nebraska, then connect with another pipeline to travel to Illinois.

Judge Brian Morris of the District Court for the District of Montana, who was nominated to his position by former President Barack Obama, ruled that the Trump administration’s reversal of Obama’s denial to give the pipeline a permit lacked proper justification. Morris claimed that the State Department, which analyzed the pipeline, “simply discarded” climate change concerns related to the project.

Morris stated that the State Department did not factor in low oil prices, the cumulative impacts of greenhouse gases and the risk of oil spills when it executed its analysis…

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Paradise Lost: Devastating Wildfire Blazes Through California Town – Circa
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A fast-moving wildfire that ravaged a Northern California town Thursday sent residents racing to escape on roads that turned into tunnels of fire as thick smoke darkened the daytime sky, wiping out what a Cal Fire official said was a couple of thousand structures.

“We were surrounded by fire, we were driving through fire on each side of the road,” said police officer Mark Bass, who lives in the hard-hit town of Paradise and works in neighboring Chico.

He evacuated his family and then returned to the fire to help rescue several disabled residents, including a man trying to carry his bedridden wife to safety. “It was just a wall of fire on each side of us, and we could hardly see the road in front of us.”…

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Rick Scott Files Lawsuits Against Lying, Cheating, Leftist Supervisors Of Elections In Broward, Palm Beach – WPLG

For some, this year’s midterm elections in Florida felt like Déjà vu from 2000, when Broward and Palm Beach counties were the focus of national attention. There were vote-counting problems in those counties during the presidential recount.

Gov. Rick Scott ran against Democratic incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson for Senate, and two days after his victory speech, he was facing the possibility of a recount. The deadline to certify this year’s midterm election results is Nov. 20.

During a Thursday night speech delivered in front of the governor’s mansion in Tallahassee, Scott announced he and the National Republican Senatorial Committee filed lawsuits against Broward Supervisor of Elections Brenda C. Snipes and Palm Beach Supervisor of Elections Susan Bucher.

As both counties were still counting votes, Scott read a statement saying “unethical liberals” and “left-wing activists” were trying to “steal the election” by “coming up with more and more ballots out of nowhere.”…

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Teacher Says She Discovered Ballot Box Left Behind At Florida Polling Site – The Hill
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A Florida teacher says she discovered a locked ballot box that was left behind at a polling site in Miramar. Teacher Lakeisha Sorey told The Sun-Sentinel she came across the box on Thursday afternoon and said it was located in the same area at Sunshine Elementary School where voting had been held earlier this week.

Sorey said she was concerned the box, which was labelled “provisional ballots,” might have contained uncounted ballots and decided not to meddle with it. “I didn’t want to touch it,” Sorey told the local paper.

Sorey said she also reportedly contacted her friend, Democratic State Rep. Shevrin Jones, who the newspaper noted was a close confidante of Tallahassee mayor and Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum (D), seeking help about the discovery…

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More Broward County Shenanigans: U.S. Senate Gets 24,000 Fewer Votes Than Governor – Gateway Pundit

Florida is once again bracing for recounts – this time there are no ‘hanging chads,’ but Democrat lawyers are descending on the State to steal the election. Broward County and Palm Beach County in Florida, both Democrat strongholds are still counting ballots 43 hours after the polls closed and Senator Marco Rubio is blaming elections supervisor Brenda Snipes.

Earlier Thursday, Senator Rubio said Broward County and Palm Beach County refused to disclose how many ballots they have left to count.

Something strange is happening in Broward County, says Politico reporter Marc Caputo. The U.S. Senate candidates in Florida received 24,000 fewer votes than the Gubernatorial candidates. How is this possible? (We know the answer already)

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Meanwhile, questions continued about why more than 24,000 people voted for governor but not for Senate in Broward…

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Florida Official Overseeing Vote Count Destroyed Ballots, Accused Of Not Removing Dead Voters From Rolls – Breitbart
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The Florida official put in charge of counting votes in Broward County – the most liberal county in the state – for the gubernatorial and Senate race previously destroyed voter ballots, a judge ruled, and was most recently accused of not removing dead voters from the voter rolls.

Broward County Board of Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes is in charge of vote counting in the area and has yet to disclose how many ballots are still not counted despite the election for governor and Senate occurring two days ago.

Currently, in the Senate race, Republican Rick Scott is leading Democrat incumbent Bill Nelson by more than 20,000 votes. Nelson is hoping for a blowout in Broward County to push him over the edge for re-election…

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Texas State Lawmaker Wins Reelection From Jail – The Hill

A state lawmaker in Texas this week was reelected to his fifth term from jail, where he is serving a yearlong sentence. State Rep. Ron Reynolds (D) received nearly 50,000 votes in his unopposed bid for reelection, according to The Dallas Morning News.

Reynolds was convicted in 2015 of five misdemeanors for using a middleman to drive business for his law firm. The lawmaker did not have to resign his seat because the charges were misdemeanors.

Reynolds’s conviction reportedly stemmed from an undercover investigation in 2012 that found a chiropractic firm influenced patients to hire Reynolds after they were hurt in accidents.

Those charges were later dropped because investigators were accused of stealing evidence in an unrelated case. But a year later, Reynolds was arrested and found guilty of being involved in a $25 million kickback scheme involving the owner of a pair of chiropractic clinics…

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Left-Wing Terrorists Surround Tucker Carlson’s Home: ‘You Are Not Safe’ – Daily Wire
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On Wednesday night, a leftist mob showed up at Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s Washington, D.C. home while he was on-air taping his show, “Tucker Carlson Tonight.” In the video posted to social media by leftist group “Smash Racism DC,” the angry mob outside Carlson’s home chanted that they will “fight” him and demanded he leave town. Carlson has a wife and four children.

“Activists ring doorbell, hold protest at the Washington DC area home of [Tucker Carlson], racist, sexist, bigoted FOX News personality. So far no one has opened the door,” says a caption to one of the videos. “Tucker Carlson, we will fight! We know where you sleep at night!”

“We are outside your home to protest against your fascism and racism,” the mob can be heard saying in the video…

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Hollywood Producer Booed Off Stage For Slamming Trump During Israel Film Festival – American Mirror

Hollywood producer Jason Blum decided to vent his frustrations about President Trump at the Israel Film Festival in Los Angeles on Tuesday, and the audience returned the favor by booing him off stage.

Blum was accepting an award when his speech devolved into a lecture about the direction of the country that took direct aim at the president. The crowd didn’t take kindly to the remarks, and weren’t shy about expressing its disapproval.

“The great thing about this country is you can like Trump, but I don’t have to… I don’t like him,” Bloom said. “You can boo all you want, that’s the great thing about America.

“As you can see from this auditorium we have seen the end of civil discourse,” he said. “We have a president who calls the press the enemy of the people. Thanks to our president, anti-Semitism is on the rise in the United States.”…

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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Fractures 3 Ribs In Fall – Fox News
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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was hospitalized Thursday after fracturing three ribs on her left side in a fall at her office a day earlier, the court said in a news release.

Ginsburg, 85, initially went home after the accident, which occurred in her Supreme Court office. But she later reported experiencing some discomfort, and was admitted to George Washington University Hospital “for observation and treatment.”

Ginsburg has survived a series of health scares. She broke two ribs in a fall in 2012, has had two prior bouts with cancer and had a stent implanted to open a blocked artery in 2014. Despite the issues, Ginsburg has yet to miss a single day of oral arguments during her tenure, The Washington Post reported…

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Socialist Hellhole Update: Venezuela’s Annual Inflation Hit 833,997 Percent In October – Reuters

Venezuela’s consumer prices rose 833,997 percent in the twelve months through October, according to a report by the opposition-controlled Congress published on Wednesday, the latest sign that policy changes in August failed to halt rampant hyperinflation.

Monthly inflation decelerated to 148 percent from 233 percent in September, the data showed, but left the OPEC nation on track to reach the 1 million percent inflation in 2018 expected by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) after five straight years of recession.

“The figure is still scandalously high,” said opposition lawmaker Angel Alvarado. The legislature has become the only source for economic indicators after the central bank stopped publishing such information nearly three years ago as the economy unraveled amid a collapse in crude oil prices.

Socialist President Nicolas Maduro in August slashed five zeroes off the ailing bolivar currency and boosted the minimum wage thirty-fold in an effort to stabilize inflation…

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Dubai Police Begin Training On Flying Motorcycles – Daily Mail
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Dubai police officers have begun training on flying motorbikes with four propellers to help them fight crime from the skies. Police believe the S3 2019 hoverbike, designed by a California tech firm, will help them reach hard-to-access areas when they respond to emergencies.

Footage shows one officer wearing a motorcycle helmet taking off from a football pitch in a flying lesson in front of Dubai’s skyline. The hoverbikes will be in action by 2020 with two crews already learning how to pilot them, CNN reported.

‘Currently we have two crews already training and we’re increasing the number,’ said Khalid Nasser Alrazooqi of Dubai Police…

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White House Suspends Jim Acosta’s Press Pass After Combative Briefing – Breitbart

The White House on Wednesday evening suspended CNN reporter Jim Acosta’s White House press room pass after a combative exchange with President Trump in which he refused to give up the microphone and wrangled with a female intern trying to take it back.

“President Trump believes in a free press and expects and welcomes tough questions of him and his Administration. We will, however, never tolerate a reporter placing his hands on a young woman just trying to do her job as a White House intern,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement.

“This conduct is absolutely unacceptable. It is also completely disrespectful to the reporter’s colleagues not to allow them an opportunity to ask a question.”

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President Trump has given the press more access than any President in history. Contrary to CNN’s assertions, there is no greater demonstration of the President’s support for a free press than the event he held today…

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Abbott To Probe Bragging Poll Workers’ Election Day Admissions: ‘Tons Of Non-Citizens’ Illegally Voting In Texas – BizPac Review
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Texas Governor Greg Abbott promised an investigation after an undercover Project Veritas video showed election officials admitting “tons” of non-citizens were voting in Texas. The Project Veritas video caught the attention of the Republican governor who vowed to get to the bottom of what appeared to be election officials encouraging non-citizens to vote.

In the video released Tuesday, a Project Veritas undercover journalist asked a Texas poll worker identified as Deborah Brooks if her “DREAMer” boyfriend could vote since he is registered to vote and has a driver’s license.

“If he has his ID that’s all he needs. If he’s registered,” Brooks responded.

“Right. It doesn’t matter that he’s not a citizen?” the undercover journalist asked…

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Pro-Life Win In West Virginia – Washington Free Beacon

Abortion supporters suffered a major setback in West Virginia after voters amended the state constitution. On Tuesday 52 percent of the state’s voters approved Amendment 1, which overturned a 1993 court ruling that allowed taxpayer-funded abortions.

The ballot measure specifically said that the West Virginia constitution does not include the right to kill a baby in the womb, opening the door for restrictions on the practice, as well as prohibition if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade. Pro-lifers celebrated the result.

“West Virginians value life and reject abortion on demand,” said Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List. “Over the years, West Virginia taxpayers have been forced to fund the destruction of more than 35,000 innocent unborn children – including late-term abortions – at a cost of nearly $10 million. This outrageous abuse ends now.”

SBA List was one of the biggest backers of the amendment. Its volunteers visited more than 110,000 voters to support the measure…

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Waste Of Space Jeff Sessions Resigns As Attorney General At The “Request” Of President Trump – Fox News
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Jeff Sessions, once one of President Trump’s most loyal and trusted advisers before infuriating Trump over his recusal from the Russia investigation, has resigned as attorney general at the request of the president. “At your request, I am submitting my resignation,” Sessions wrote in a Wednesday letter to Trump.

The president tweeted that Matthew Whitaker, chief of staff to Sessions, will become the acting attorney general. Whitaker, according to sources, is now overseeing everything at the Justice Department, including the Russia investigation – despite calls from Democrats to recuse himself.

“We are pleased to announce that Matthew G. Whitaker, Chief of Staff to Attorney General Jeff Sessions at the Department of Justice, will become our new Acting Attorney General…

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Our New Muslim Representatives – Robert Spencer

As expected, two Muslim women, Rashida Tlaib in Michigan and Ilhan Omar in Minnesota, have been overwhelmingly elected to Congress. The establishment media will celebrate these victories as triumphs of America’s “diversity”; unfortunately, in reality neither one is worth celebrating.

Tlaib is a vociferous foe of Israel. With the Democrats now regaining control of the House, Tlaib is likely to be an energetic proponent of the new majority’s vendetta against the Middle East’s only democracy.

The House is likely to do all it can to roll back President Trump’s pro-Israel polices, with Tlaib as well as Omar as becoming the public faces of the effort.

According to the JTA, when Tlaib was asked if she would vote against military aid to Israel, Tlaib responded: “Absolutely, if it has something to do with inequality and not access to people having justice. For me, U.S. aid should be leverage. I will be using my position in Congress so that no country, not one, should be able to get aid from the U.S. when they still promote that kind of injustice.”…

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President Trump To CNN’s Jim Acosta: “You Are A Rude, Terrible Person” – The Hill
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President Trump on Wednesday sparred with reporter Jim Acosta in a press conference, at one point calling him a “rude, terrible person” and telling him CNN should be “ashamed” of employing him.

The heated exchange began after Acosta questioned Trump over his characterization of the migrant caravan heading toward the southern U.S. border. As Acosta pressed Trump on his past comments regarding the caravan, the president appeared to grow increasingly angry.

“CNN should be ashamed of themselves, having you working for them,” Trump said after Acosta gave up the mic. “You are a rude, terrible person.” He then said Acosta shouldn’t be working for the network…

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Psychopathic Fucktards Win Slight Majority In U.S. House Of Representatives; Normal People Retain Control Of Senate – Zero Hedge

Despite record voter turnout and a staggering $5 billion political spend between both parties, Democrats’ hoped-for ‘blue wave’ failed to materialize on Tuesday. Instead, the reality was closer to a purple wash.

Democrats won a slight majority in the House – they were up 26 seats at last count, three more than the 23 needed to flip control, with more races expected to be called in their favor on Wednesday – but Republicans picked up seats in the Senate, solidifying what had been a razor-thin majority.

Almost all of those seats were won by staunch conservatives who are expected to back the Trump agenda. Meanwhile, it’s unlikely that the Democrats will come anywhere close to the 40 seats they would have needed to signify a “tsunami-like” victory.

However, at least one Democratic narrative was validated as 18 of the 29 Republican districts that flipped to the Democrats were won by women, cementing the ‘year of the woman’ narrative…

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Michigan Becomes 10th State To Legalize Recreational Marijuana – Reason
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Michigan just became the 10th state, and the first in the Midwest, to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. On Tuesday, the state’s Marijuana Legalization Initiative, a.k.a. Proposal 1, was favored by 57 percent of voters with two-thirds of precincts reporting.

Proposal 1 allows adults 21 or older to possess 2.5 ounces or less of marijuana in public, transfer that amount to other adults “without remuneration,” possess up to 10 ounces at home, and grow up to 12 plants for personal consumption.

The initiative charges the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs with creating a licensing system for commercial production and distribution, subject to a 10 percent tax on retail sales…

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Socialist Douchebag Andrew Gillum Concedes Florida Governor’s Race To Republican Ron DeSantis – The Hill

Democrat Andrew Gillum has conceded the race for Florida governor to Republican Ron DeSantis, marking a major win for the GOP in their bid to hold on to the top job in the nation’s largest swing state.

“Earlier this evening, I called Mr. Ron DeSantis and congratulated him on what we expect will be him as the next governor of the great state of Florida,” Gillum told supporters Tuesday night. “I want you to know that in spite of our congratulating him on his victory this evening, nothing we believe in has been compromised.”

DeSantis’s apparent victory is a key accomplishment for Republicans, who feared that an energetic Democratic base and dissatisfaction with President Trump among moderate voters could cost them the governorship in the country’s third-most-populous state.

The win is also likely to be seen as a bellwether for Trump’s support in the nation’s largest swing state ahead of his 2020 reelection bid…

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2019 Tax Refunds Will Be 26% Higher, Morgan Stanley Says – Fortune

Odds are you’re paying too high a tax bill today. The good news, though, is that means you could see a notably higher refund next year. A research note from Morgan Stanley estimates 2019 refunds will top this year’s by 26%, working out to an extra $62 billion given back by the Internal Revenue Service.

Payroll taxes are where people have been overpaying, says the investment firm, as most haven’t changed their withholding. Combine that with the GOP’s tax bill, which was passed last December and it increases the odds of a nice refund.

The bulk of the refunds, says Morgan Stanley, will be sent in February. And that could have some positive effects for the economy.

“We expect this boost in tax refunds to result in a sharply higher savings rate and elevated sales of big-ticket items in February and March 2019,” the firm wrote. The bulk of people getting refunds – some 65% – tucked them into savings this year…

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Washington Teacher Accused Of Groping Taxi Driver Shot And Killed Special-Ed Teacher Before Turning Gun On Himself, Police Say – Fox News
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A Washington teacher, who was charged with groping a female taxi driver, shot and killed a special education teacher before turning the gun on himself Wednesday, police said.

Dustin Altshuler, 37 and Laura Cole, 35, both taught in the Pasco School District. Altshuler taught high school computer-assisted drafting and robotics. Cole taught special education at Whittier Elementary.

Kennewick police were called to Altshuler home in Kennewick after a relative called authorities for a welfare check, KEPR-TV reported.

“Officers went to the house. All the doors were locked. They looked in the windows and couldn’t see anything…

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John Bolton: Trump Slaps ‘Tough’ Sanctions On Venezuela, Targets Gold Sector – Yahoo News

The White House imposed “tough” new sanctions against Venezuela on Thursday, denouncing Caracas as being part of a “troika of tyranny” that includes Cuba and Nicaragua.

National Security Advisor John Bolton told an audience at Miami Dade College that the sanctions would particularly target Venezuela’s gold sector, which “has been used as a bastion to finance illicit activities, to fill its coffers and to support criminal groups.”

Bolton, a longtime foreign policy hawk, said the elections of far-right Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil and conservative Ivan Duque in Colombia were “positive signs for the future of the region” that demonstrate a regional commitment to free markets and “accountable governance.”

“The troika of tyranny in this hemisphere will not endure forever,” Bolton said, referring to Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua. “Like all oppressive regimes and ideologies, it too will meet its demise.”

The new sanctions against Venezuela came in the form of an executive order signed by President Donald Trump…

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‘Nobody Needs To Know’: O’Rourke Campaign Appears To Illegally Support Caravan Migrants, Report Suggests – Daily Wire
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James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas released an undercover sting video on Thursday night that appears to show campaign staffers for Texas Democratic Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke “illegally using campaign resources to buy supplies and help transport Honduran aliens,” according to Project Veritas.

The video, which comes just a few days before the midterm elections, poses potential legal problems for the O’Rourke campaign. A Project Veritas Action attorney who reviewed the footage released the following statement:

The material Project Veritas Action Fund captured shows campaign workers covering up the true nature of spending of campaign funds and intentionally misreporting them…

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156,562,000: Record Employment For 12th Time Under Trump – CNS

The economy is the second most important issue for registered voters as the midterm election nears, a new Gallup Poll says. And there was very good economic news on Friday, as the Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics rolled out the October employment report – the final one before next week’s midterm election.

The number of employed Americans has never been higher. The 156,562,000 Americans employed in October is the twefth record set under President Donald Trump.

In October, the number of employed men age 20 and up – 80,405,000 – set the 12th record since Trump took office; and likewise, for the 12th time, the number of employed women age 20 and up set a record, reaching 70,909,000 in October.

The unemployment rate held at 3.7 percent, the same as September, which is the lowest it’s been in decades – since the end of 1969. And the Hispanic unemployment rate, 4.4 percent, has never been lower…

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College ‘Commie’ Convinced Nazis Are Taking Over Throws Milk At Campus Republicans In Epic Meltdown – BizPac Review
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A triggered college student wearing a communist button threw milk at members of Florida State University’s Republican club, who were campaigning on campus for gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis.

In a profanity-laced tirade, the clueless communist accused the Republican students of “supporting Nazis.” She shrieked: “Do you understand that fascism is here? Do you understand that Nazis are f*cken here?”

Many on Twitter mocked the commie’s meltdown, saying she sounded deranged and irrational and couldn’t even make a cogent argument to support communism. Hunter Pollack, an FSU student whose sister Meadow was killed in the Parkland, Florida shooting, slammed the “vile attack.”…

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L.A. Times Endorses 3 White Candidates In English And Their Latino Rivals In Spanish – Breitbart

The Los Angeles Times is facing criticism after it endorsed three white candidates in its English edition, but endorsed their Latino opponents in its Spanish edition. The discrepancy was caught by a Latino-themed website, latinorebels.com.

The races include:

* U.S. Senate, where the English version endorsed incumbent Sen. Dianne Feinstein, but the Spanish version endorsed challenger State Sen. Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles);

* California Insurance Commissioner, where the English version endorsed independent (and former incumbent) Steve Poizner, but the Spanish Version endorsed State Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens); and

* L.A. County Sheriff, where the English version endorsed incumbent Jim McDermott, but the Spanish version endorsed challenger Alex Villanueava.

In addition, the center-right “OC Political” blog notes, the English and Spanish versions differed on two ballot propositions…

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President Trump Has “Very Good Conversation” With Xi Jinping On Trade, Schedules Meeting With Chinese Leader For Next Month – Washington Examiner
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President Trump on Thursday talked up prospects for a meeting on trade issues he has tentatively scheduled with Chinese President Xi Jinping next month at the G-20 summit in Argentina.

Trump tweeted that he had a productive conversation with Xi regarding the meeting, trade and other issues, calming earlier fears that the U.S. might impose new tariffs on Chinese products if the meeting went poorly.

“Just had a long and very good conversation with President Xi Jinping of China. We talked about many subjects, with a heavy emphasis on Trade. Those discussions are moving along nicely with meetings being scheduled at the G-20 in Argentina. Also had good discussion on North Korea!” the president said…

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Ex-Goldman Banker To Plead Guilty To 1MDB Criminal Charges, Forfeit $44 Million – Zero Hedge

Last we checked in with former Goldman Sachs SE Asia chairman Tim Leissner, the banker was nearing the nadir of a dramatic fall from grace that resulted in him being terminated from the bank, as it sought to distance itself from a series of shady bond underwritings organized by Leissner.

Goldman, as first reported in 2016, was deeply involved with the Malaysian government’s efforts to seed the 1MDB development fund, which, as we now know thanks to the DOJ, was used by former Malaysian President Najib Razak as his own personal slush fund, with most of the money going to purchase luxury yachts, paints – and some of the money was even used to help finance the Hollywood blockbuster “The Wolf of Wall Street”.

In total, Razak and his cronies are believed to have stolen nearly $700 million.

Back in July, it was believed that Leissner was planning to cooperate with federal authorities, raising the possibility that he could help expose some of the endemically corrupt practices happening behind the scenes at the Vampire Squid…

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Drunk Baggage Handler Falls Asleep In Cargo Hold, Flies To Chicago – Tampa Bay Times
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Police say a baggage handler told them he was drunk when he fell asleep in a cargo hold and flew from Kansas City to Chicago.

American Airlines says the Piedmont Airlines employee was working American Flight 363 on Saturday when the Boeing 737 left Kansas City International Airport with the handler in a heated and pressurized cargo hold.

Chicago Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says he was found when the flight landed about an hour later at Chicago’s O’Hare airport. The spokesman says the handler told police he was intoxicated and had fallen asleep.

No charges were filed, and he was sent back to Kansas City…

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Winning: U.S. Productivity Pops 2.2% In Third Quarter, Caps Best Back-To-Back Gain In Four Years – MarketWatch

U.S. productivity rose at 2.2% annual pace in the third quarter after a strong gain in the spring, marking the best back-to-back performance in four years in a good sign for the economy. Companies increased the amount of goods and services they produced, known as output, by 4.1% in the three months stretching from July to September.

The hours workers spent on the job rose by a smaller 1.8%, the government said Thursday. Productivity also rose at a revised 3% annual rate in the second quarter. Rising productivity in the long run is the key to a higher standard of living.

Even with two straight strong gains, however, productivity only rose at a mild 1.3% rate over the past 12 months. That matches the annual average from 2007 to 2017, but it’s well below the 2.1% average since the end of World War II.

What happened: Businesses pumped out more goods and services to keep up with rising sales and strong demand by customers…

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Is This The Best Halloween Costume Of 2018? You Decide – New York Post
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This is downright frightening. A little girl in the Philippines is going viral for her spectacularly spooky Halloween costume.

The 2-year-old, named Maya, from Southbay Village, went trick-or-treating dressed up in a flowered dress carrying her own bloodied severed head on a plate.

Maya’s mom, Krystal Hwang, shared images and a video of her daughter in the custom-made costume she designed. She even shared a peek at the process of making the elaborate look.

“For those who are asking… Yes, I did make her headless costume. Maya has been excited and super game with everything even when I had to wrap her with strips and strips of duct tape to form the fake body. What a trooper!” Hwang wrote…

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British Woman Claims To Have Had Sex With 20 Ghosts, Now Engaged To One – People

A 30-year-old woman from England isn’t worried about being ghosted by men in real life. Why? Because the woman claims to have fallen in love with a specter she met while sky-high.

Amethyst Realm told The Sun and ITV This Morning that she has had 20 paranormal lovers throughout her life, but it wasn’t until she flew to Australia on a business trip earlier this year that she came across an unboo-lievable surprise.

“I’d not had a phantom fling for a while and as I was away on business, starting a new relationship was the last thing on my mind,” Realm, a spiritual counselor, told The Sun. “Then one day, while I was walking through the bush, enjoying nature, I suddenly felt this incredible energy. A new lover had arrived.”

When it came time to fly back to England, Realm was worried she would have to leave her new lover behind since ghosts tend to stick to one place, she explained. Yet, once she boarded the plane, Realm said she felt the spirit’s presence and realized he was coming along for the ride…

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Russia’s Only Aircraft Carrier Is Damaged When Dock Sinks, Crane Punches Huge Hole In Ship – Military Times
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Russia’s only aircraft carrier was damaged in a dock accident Tuesday that left one person missing and four injured, officials said.

A floating dock sank early morning in Murmansk, dropping a crane on the deck of the Admiral Kuznetsov carrier, the United Shipbuilding Corporation said. The corporation’s chief, Alexei Rakhmanov, said the 70-ton crane left a hole of 215 square feet, but added that it didn’t damage any of the ship’s vital systems.

The accident happened as the ship was leaving the dock following repairs. Rakhmanov said it may have been caused by a sharp power surge that led to pumps’ failure. Four workers were injured and one is still missing, Murmansk governor Marina Kovtun said…

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Meet The Mob Hitman Suspected Of Killing Whitey Bulger – New York Post

An ex-Mafia hitman who’s being eyed as the prime suspect in the fatal beatdown of James “Whitey” Bulger can guarantee his status as a boss behind bars – if he really was behind the infamous Boston gangster’s death.

Fotios “Freddy” Geas is suspected of rubbing out Bulger, 89, on Tuesday morning – hours after the aging mobster was transferred to Hazelton federal penitentiary in West Virginia.

“He’s a rich man now. He’ll run any prison he’s in,” a law enforcement source told MassLive.com.

Geas, 51, is serving a life sentence at Hazelton for the 2003 murders of one-time mob boss Adolfo “Big Al” Bruno and associate Gary Westerman. The former West Springfield, Massachusetts, resident has not disputed his role in the death of Bulger, according to the Boston Globe.

A law enforcement source said the wheelchair-bound Bulger was “badly beaten” by a group of inmates, including one who used a padlock wrapped in a sock…

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Florida’s Gillum Exposed: Staffers For Democrat Gubernatorial Candidate Admit Their Man Is Hiding His Extreme Leftist Views From Public In Undercover Video – Dan Bongino
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Explosive new footage released Wednesday by Project Veritas and James O’Keefe shines a blaring spotlight on Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum; showing the stunning depths the Democratic hopeful is willing to go to deceive voters throughout the state.

The video shows Gillum’s staffers and aides openly discussing his willingness to shift positions and outright lie in order to get elected; going so far as to say “Fairy tales in the modern-day begin with ‘once I am elected.’”

“None of the programs that people are hoping for would happen” but “That’s not for [voters] to know,” said one insider. “You whip ’em up. The poor, the middle income. You have to whip them up into a frenzy in order for them to vote,” they added…

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MAGA Update: U.S. Wages Jumped 3.1% In 12 Months, Highest Level In 10 Years – Observer

Average wages and salaries of U.S. workers posted a long-awaited jump in the third quarter, shown in the Labor Department’s latest employment cost index released on Wednesday, finally showing the benefits of strong economic growth and an ultra-low unemployment rate through real income.

The employment cost index, which tracks the hiring cost for U.S. employers quarterly, rose 0.8 percent during the third quarter, beating the estimated 0.7 percent that economists surveyed by Refinitiv ahead of Wednesday’s release predicted.

In the breakdown of the index, private-sector wages and and salaries jumped 3.1 percent over the 12-month period ending in September, the biggest annual increase since 2009. Employers’ benefits costs rose 2.5 percent on an annual basis.

For state and local government workers, average pay grew at a slower rate of 2.5 percent for the same period, but benefits costs for these employers rose faster than in the private sector at 3.1 percent…

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Newest Ocasio-Cortez Campaign Email Is Chock-Full Of Hate And Insanity – Daily Wire
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If her latest email to supporters provides any indication, the future socialist congresswoman from New York, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, is ginning up voter enthusiasm by scaring them out of their wits, warning them of the coming white supremacist apocalypse that will surely come if the GOP wins the mid-terms in November.

Throughout the email, Ocasio-Cortez makes not a single campaign promise other than the promise to protect voters from the “white supremacist forces” that are apparently terrorizing the United States under President Trump.

“Six days from now, we can defeat the brutal white supremacist forces of anti-Semitism, anti-immigrant nativism, and racism,” says the famed socialist…

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Nearly $6 Billion Belonging To Dead Libyan Dictator Gaddafi Has Gone Missing – Zero Hedge

Nearly nine months after Politico first reported that interest payments stemming from nearly $70 billion in frozen assets formerly belonging to the regime of deceased Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi had been paid to opaque accounts belonging to the Libyan Investment Authority, UN investigators are finally looking into where the money went.

At last count, RT reported that interest payments generated by the assets had reached $5.7 billion.

According to public broadcaster RTBF, which cited anonymous sources familiar with the money flows, the money may have gone to accounts controlled by Libyan militia groups that have been accused of human rights abuses.

Back in 2011, as NATO bombs were falling over Tripoli, the United Nations voted to sanction Libya and freeze all assets belonging to the Gaddafi regime that were being held abroad. As Politico explained, the regime had spread its capital across Europe and North America, investing in companies as diverse as the Italian bank UniCredit to the British publisher Pearson…

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Porn Star Receives Bill From President For $341,559.50 – Washington Examiner
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President Trump wants more than $300,000 in legal fees from porn star Stormy Daniels, after a federal judge dismissed her defamation lawsuit against the president and determined he was entitled to attorney fees.

In a court filing on Monday, Trump’s attorneys said they are seeking $341,559.50 in attorney’s fees from Daniels, who has been involved in a legal battle with Trump since the beginning of this year due to an alleged extramarital affair. She filed a separate defamation lawsuit against Trump in the spring for suggesting she lied.

The filing claims that Daniels “filed this action, not because it had any merit, but instead for the ulterior purposes of raising her media profile…

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The Anti-Semitic Media Fights Anti-Semitism – Daniel Greenfield

The fake news media has made it official.

Criticizing George Soros, an anti-Semite and alleged Nazi collaborator, is anti-Semitic. The Washington Post alone ran two dishonest screeds, “Conspiracy Theories about Soros Aren’t Just False, They’re Anti-Semitic” and “A Conspiracy Theory about George Soros and a Migrant Caravan Inspired Horror.”

The former comes from Talia Lavin, a former New Yorker fact checker who had to resign after falsely claiming that a wheelchair bound ICE agent’s Afghanistan platoon tattoo was Nazi insignia. Seeing her potential for smearing people, Media Matters hired her as a “researcher” on “far-right extremism”.

What wasn’t good enough for the New Yorker was good enough for the Washington Post, which brought in a disgraced employee of Media Matters, an organization funded by George Soros, to accuse Soros critics of anti-Semitism…

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Deep State Update: FBI Leaker Sentenced To 4 Years In Prison For Giving Classified Documents To Press – Law & Crime

Terry Albury, the former Minnesota FBI counterterrorism agent who leaked classified documents to the press, was sentenced to 48 months in prison on Thursday. This comes roughly six months after Albury pleaded guilty to one count of making an unauthorized disclosure of national defense information and one count of unlawful retention of national defense information.

“Terry Albury betrayed the trust bestowed upon him by the United States,” said U.S. Attorney Tracy Doherty-McCormick said in a statement when Albury first agreed to plead guilty.

Albury faced a maximum of ten years behind bars per count going into his sentencing hearing.

A statement from his attorneys when the plea was announced explained that Albury was willing to accept responsibility for his actions, but felt the need to leak information in order to serve as a whistleblower against what he felt was the FBI’s racist treatment of minorities…

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You Can Now Rent A Sex Doll Replica Of Your Loved One After They Die – Circa
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A sex doll rental company in the United Kingdom is offering dolls that resemble loved ones who pass away. The goal is to provide comfort by matching the doll to the person’s likeness.

“We have a lot of people approach us who have dolls made that resemble a partner they have lost,” Jade Stanley, the business owner told The Sun. “It can be very beneficial for them and helps them keep a piece of their loved one, it provides them with comfort and people don’t always buy the dolls for a sordid reason.”

Stanley started her service after reading about it in the newspaper. She also currently owns a chain of tanning salons.

“I’d seen a lot of press about the dolls and started doing my own research,” Stanley said…

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Muslim Rape Gang Of 20 Men Whose Trial Led To Tommy Robinson’s Arrest Are Jailed For More Than 220 Years For Sexually Assaulting White Girls As Young As 11 – Daily Mail

A gang who sexually abused vulnerable girls as young as eleven in Huddersfield have been jailed for a combined total of over 200 years in the latest Asian sex ring to be brought before the courts.

The gang carried out the ‘cynical’ exploitation of the girls – aged between just 11 and 17 – often included plying them with alcohol and drugging them before carrying out horrific sexual assaults.

The court heard evidence from 15 victims during the trials and the judge said he fears none of them will ever recover from their ordeals. The pattern of exploitation of mainly white girls by groups of men of mainly Pakistani heritage mirrors what has happened in a number of other towns including Rotherham, Rochdale and Telford.

The Leeds trials attracted protests by right wing groups and EDL founder Tommy Robinson, who was jailed for contempt for endangering one of the cases with social media posts. He has since been freed but faces another hearing…

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Texas Democrats Ask Noncitizens To Register To Vote, Send Out Applications With Citizenship Box Pre-Checked – Washington Times
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The Texas Democratic Party asked non-citizens to register to vote, sending out applications to immigrants with the citizenship box already checked “Yes,” according to new complaints filed Thursday asking prosecutors to see what laws may have been broken.

The Public Interest Legal Foundation alerted district attorneys and the federal Justice Department to the pre-checked applications, and also included a signed affidavit from a man who said some of his relatives, who aren’t citizens, received the mailing.

“This is how the Texas Democratic Party is inviting foreign influence in an election in a federal election cycle,” said Logan Churchwell, spokesman for the PILF, a group that’s made its mark policing states’ voter registration practices…

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Illegal Alien Accused Of Raping 72-Year-Old Handicapped Woman At Bus Stop – Breitbart

An illegal alien has been accused of raping a 72-year-old handicapped woman at a bus stop in Springfield, Missouri.

Patricio Romero-Enriquez, an illegal alien with a Mexican passport, was arrested and charged with raping the elderly, mentally handicapped woman at a bus stop, admitting to police he did have sex with the woman but claims it was consensual, according to the Springfield News-Leader.

The 72-year-old woman, according to police, has the mental capacity of an eight-year-old child.

The illegal alien says he and the elderly woman have been friends for three years and that they communicate through sign language.

When interviewed by law enforcement officials, the woman says she has been raped by the illegal alien three times in total, saying “He doesn’t understand when I shake my head.”…

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ICE’s Most Wanted Fugitive Captured In Louisiana – Fox News
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A Mexican national and convicted child sex offender was arrested Wednesday morning at his Louisiana home by a division of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, a Department of Justice press release said.

Jose Melchor Martinez, 48, was arrested in his Church Point home by an Enforcement and Removal Operations team, which is a component of ICE. He is one of ICE’s most wanted fugitives, according to the release.

Martinez was convicted on a felony charge of “taking indecent liberties with a child” in North Carolina in November 2002, according to an ICE press release. After being released from criminal custody, he was deported to Mexico in 2003…

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Winning: U.S. Is Seeing ‘Relentless Rise In Household Wealth,’ Credit Suisse Report Says – CNBC

Household wealth in the U.S. is continuing to see an “unbroken spell of wealth gains” but China has replaced Japan in second place in the world wealth hierarchy, according to Credit Suisse’s latest report on global wealth.

During the 12 months since the bank’s last report to mid-2018, aggregate global wealth rose by $14 trillion to $317 trillion, representing a growth rate of approximately 4.6 percent, according to the Global Wealth Report 2018, published by Credit Suisse’s Research Institute on Thursday.

This growth rate was lower than last year, but higher than the average growth rate in the post-2008 era, the report noted.

“The United States continued its unbroken spell of wealth gains since the global financial crisis, adding another $6 trillion to the stock of global wealth,” Credit Suisse’s annual report noted, saying that rising household wealth in the U.S. was “seemingly relentless.”…

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Private Spaceflight Company Rocket Lab Chooses Wallops Island, Virginia As American Launch Site – Popular Mechanics
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Rocket Lab, the New Zealand-based launch startup, just announced Wallops Island, Virginia as its choice for a site to launch rockets from the U.S. Wallops won out over finalists Vandenberg Air Force Base (California), the Pacific Spaceport Complex (Alaska), and Cape Canaveral (Florida).

The company cited the relatively quiet nature of Wallops as an appealing fact, whereas SpaceX and others are busy upping their launch schedules at some of those other sites.

It’s been a down-and-then-up last five years for Wallops Island. As we wrote in this piece back in 2013, the place had a long history in launch as the oldest continuous rocket launch range in the United States, but nearly shuttered in the 1990s…

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Federal Judge Says State Department Provided False Statements To Derail Lawsuits Over Hillary Clinton’s Private Server – Gateway Pundit

Conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch is still fighting to get Hillary Clinton to answer questions under oath about her private email server.

Thanks to Judicial Watch, the public became aware of Hillary Clinton’s private email server. Clinton used a private email account to conduct official business while she was the head of the Department of State in order to conceal her Clinton Foundation pay-to-play and influence peddling.

On Friday, a federal judge told Judicial Watch in a court hearing that he was shocked Hillary Clinton’s aide-turned-lawyer Cheryl Mills was given immunity. The federal judge also said the State Department provided false statements to derail the lawsuits over Hillary Clinton’s private server.

U.S. District Court Judge Royce C. Lamberth strongly criticized the U.S. Department of State, stating, “The information that I was provided was clearly false regarding the adequacy of the [Clinton email] search…

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President Trump: If Mexico Won’t Stop Migrant Caravan, I Will Use Military To Close Border – Breitbart
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President Donald Trump threatened Thursday to send the military to block the migrant caravan heading for the United States border.

“I must, in the strongest of terms, ask Mexico to stop this onslaught – and if unable to do so I will call up the U.S. Military and CLOSE OUR SOUTHERN BORDER!” Trump wrote on Twitter.

The caravan of migrants that began in Honduras has grown to several thousand people after passing into Guatemala as it heads for the Mexican border. Other Hondurans are leaving the country to join it.

Trump threatened to stop all federal payments to Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador if the countries failed to block the flow…

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Trump Asks Cabinet Agencies To Cut 5% From Budgets – Washington Times

President Trump asked his Cabinet secretaries Wednesday to cut their budgets by 5 percent, mindful that the government reported a $117 billion increase in the federal deficit just three weeks ahead of the midterm elections.

“Get rid of the fat, get rid of the waste,” Mr. Trump said at a Cabinet meeting. “I’m sure everybody at this table can do it. It’ll have a huge impact. That’s a very, very important request that I’m making.”

He said the Defense Department, which has received a two-year rebuilding plan totaling $1.416 trillion, would be exempt.

“Now that we have our military taken care of, we have our law enforcement taken care of, we can do things that we really weren’t in a position to do when I first came,” the president said. “I made deals with the devil in order to get that done.”…

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MAGA Update: U.S. Steel Workers Set To Get Biggest Pay Raise In Years – Reuters
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United States Steel Corp (X.N) workers are set to get the biggest wage jump in at least six years under a new deal negotiated with the company, providing early signs that gains from U.S. President Donald Trump’s clampdown on foreign imports are finally trickling down.

The agreement, reached on Monday, proposes a cumulative 14 percent wage increase over a four-year period, three sources familiar with details of the negotiations told Reuters on Tuesday.

Wages were frozen in the last contract, which ended on Sept. 1, as the Pittsburgh-based company was suffering losses from a slump in the domestic steel prices. The 2012-2015 agreement raised wages by an average of about 1.5 percent per year over three years, according to the workers’ union…

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Trump Administration Moves To Stop Subsidizing Chinese Mail – WTKR

The Trump administration is moving to raise postage rates for foreign companies that ship packages to the United States.

Some countries, including China, currently benefit from subsidized postal rates set by the Universal Postal Union, a United Nations agency.

On Wednesday, U.S. officials will initiate a withdrawal process from the UPU, which was established in 1874 and has 192 member countries. The process to withdraw will take at least a year, and the administration intends to negotiate new rates with the group during that time.

Under the current rules, the UPU sets lower rates for developing countries. It makes it possible to mail a package from Beijing to New York for less than it costs to send it from San Francisco to New York, for example.

China, Singapore, Germany, France and some other countries benefit from the policy, said a senior White House official on a call with reporters…

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“Look At This Fucking White Guy!” Black Thug Yells Before Brutally Attacking Man In Bronx Pizzeria – New York Daily News
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A bigoted attacker screamed anti-white statements at a man sitting in a Bronx pizzeria, then punched him in the face and fractured his eye socket, cops said Wednesday.

The 59-year-old victim was sitting at a table in Ray’s Pizza on E. 138th St. at St. Ann’s Ave. in Mott Haven Oct. 6, using his laptop, when another man stormed in and started yelling, police said.

“Look at this fucking white guy! These fucking white people think they own the world!” the man bellowed. The victim tried to leave, but the man blocked his path, then punched him in the face, hitting him hard enough to fracture his eye socket and tear his retina, cops said.

The victim, Chris Bilcik, told NBC 4 he’s lived in the neighborhood for 18 years…

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Leftist Professor Calls For Harassing Republicans At Restaurants, Sticking “Fingers In Their Salads” – Washington Times

The University of Mississippi has condemned a tweet by a faculty member that called on activists to abandon civility and harass Republican senators in public.

“Don’t just interrupt a Senator’s meal, y’all,” James Thomas, an assistant professor of sociology, tweeted from his @Insurgent_Prof account on Oct. 6, the day Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh was sworn into the Supreme Court.

“Put your whole damn fingers in their salads,” he wrote. “Take their apps and distribute them to the other diners. Bring boxes and take their food home with you on the way out. They don’t deserve your civility.”

Without specifically naming Mr. Thomas, Ole Miss Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter issued a statement Sunday condemning a “recent social media post by a UM faculty member,” Campus Reform reported…

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The Incredibly Fake End Of Elizabeth Warren – Daniel Greenfield
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Elizabeth Ann Herring has been many things in her life. All of them fake.

She represented an insurance company in an asbestos case before becoming a consumer rights crusader. She was paid $350,000 to teach a single course before deciding to fight student debt. She was a Republican, then became a socialist, and then announced, “I am a capitalist to my bones.”

She’s also the fake minority professor who plagiarized the recipes of a French chef for the Pow Wow Chow cookbook and killed her shot at 2020 with a DNA test which claimed that she wasn’t lying about her Cherokee background because she might have a 1/1,024th ancestry from somebody from Peru…

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Grandmother Charged With Murder After Baby Found Stabbed And Put In Oven – The Indep3endent

The grandmother of a 20-month-old girl has been charged with murder after the child was found stabbed and burned inside the oven of a Mississippi home. Carolyn Jones, 48, has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of Royalty Marie Floyd in the town of Shaw.

Authorities are waiting on an autopsy from the state crime lab in the city of Pearl to determine whether the child had died been burnt to death, or whether she had died from stab wounds. Police reported that the child’s great-uncle found her body in a still-warm oven, according to Fox News.

Police reported that no one other than Ms Jones was in the residence when officers arrived. They arrested Jones and took her in for questioning, and subsequently charged her. Ms Jones is awaiting trial, and her bail has been set at $500,000. It is not immediately clear who is Ms Jones’s legal representation.

Boliver County police chief Kelvin Williams said: “This is one of the most horrible things I’ve seen in doing law enforcement…

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President Trump Awards Medal Of Honor To Marine Sergeant Major John L. Canley For Heroism In Vietnam – Breitbart
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President Donald Trump awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor to retired Marine Sergeant Major John L. Canley on Wednesday for his heroic actions in the Vietnam War.

Dozens of marines attended the ceremony, including Commandant of the Marine Corps General Robert Neller, Marine Corps General Joseph Dunford, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and former Marine General John Kelly, the president’s chief of staff.

The Marines in the audience shouted with pride and applauded each of their comrades during Trump’s speech highlighting Canley’s heroic actions during the Tet offensive and the battle of Hue City. The president praised Canley for bravely leading the Marines under his command in multiple combat missions…

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Deep State Update: Treasury Employee Charged With Leaking Financial Information On Trump Campaign Officials – Fox News

A Treasury employee has been arrested and charged with leaking multiple reports about financial transactions relating to former Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort, campaign official Richard Gates, accused Russian agent Maria Butina and the Russian Embassy, federal law enforcement officials said Wednesday.

Natalie Mayflower Sours Edwards is accused of illegally photographing Suspicious Activity Reports (SARS) – which are sent by banks and other financial institutions to alert law enforcement to potential illegal activity – and leaking them to the press

Edwards worked as a senior adviser at the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, according to a press release by the Southern District of New York.

“In her position, Edwards was entrusted with sensitive government information. As we allege here today, Edwards violated that trust when she made several unauthorized disclosures to the media,” FBI Assistant Director-in-Charge William F. Sweeney Jr. said…

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Democrat Operative For Soros-Funded Group Attacked Female GOP Campaign Manager, Report Says – Daily Wire
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Law enforcement officials arrested a Democratic operative on Tuesday for attacking the female Republican campaign manager for Nevada GOP gubernatorial nominee Adam Laxalt, the second time this year that the operative has been arrested for allegedly physically attacking Republican women.

Las Vegas City Marshals arrested 50-year-old Wilfred Michael Stark III – a left-wing operative for American Bridge 21st Century, “a group founded by David Brock and funded by liberal billionaire George Soros,” Fox News reported.

“He was arrested by our city marshals last night about 7 p.m. after Kristin Davison contacted them saying Mr. Stark had grabbed her by the arm and pushed her,” the city marshal’s office said in a statement to Fox News…

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Salvini Furious After French Confirm Their Police Dumped Migrants In Italian Town – Breitbart

Populist Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini had harsh words for French President Emmanuel Macron after French police confirmed they dropped off unwanted migrants in Italy, claiming it was a mistake.

Mr Salvini criticised the French after they claimed the migrants had been dropped off in the Italian town of Claviere by mistake, saying: “What happened to Claviere is an unprecedented offence against our country.”

“I wonder if international organisations do not find it sick to leave people in an isolated area, without assistance and without reporting it?” Salvini added, according to Il Giornale.

The remarks came after the French authorities in Hautes-Alpes claimed the entire affair was a mistake, saying: “The Gendarmes, who had arrived only a few days ago in the Hautes-Alpes, had little knowledge of the place and entered into Italian territory in circumstances that required clarification.”…

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Magic Wand Update: Unemployment Rate Falls To Lowest Level Since 1969 – Business Insider
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Initial jobless claims fell last week to a 48-year low. First-time filings for unemployment benefits totaled 210,000, the lowest level since December 1969, data from the Department of Labor showed on Thursday. It was a decrease of 10,000 from the prior week and below economists’ forecast for 225,000 claims, according to Bloomberg.

The weekly-jobless-claims data offers the most real-time look into the labor market, since many people file for unemployment benefits not long after they lose their jobs. The four-week moving average of claims, which irons out some of the week-by-week volatility, fell by 5,000 to 220,500 – also the lowest since 1969.

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Witness Told FBI That Ford’s ‘Allies’ Pressured Her To Change Story, Report Says – Daily Wire

A woman that Christine Blasey Ford claimed was at the party where Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh allegedly assaulted her circa 1982 told FBI investigators that Dr. Ford’s “allies” tried to pressure her to change her story about what happened.

Leland Keyser told investigators that Ford’s friend, former FBI agent Monica McLean, had urged her to alter the original statement that she gave about not remembering any such party and not knowing Kavanaugh, The Wall Street Journal reported.

The Journal noted that Keyser’s statement to the FBI offered “a glimpse into how Dr. Ford’s allies were working behind the scenes to lobby old classmates to bolster their versions of the alleged incident.”

A source close to the situation told the Journal that Dr. Ford’s friends “including Ms. McLean, had contacted Ms. Keyser after her initial statement to warn her that her statement was being used by Republicans to rebut the allegation against Judge Kavanaugh.”…

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302 Leftist Assclowns Arrested In Anti-Kavanaugh Protests At Senate Buildings – Washington Examiner
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U.S. Capitol Police arrested and charged more than 300 protesters Thursday afternoon for unlawfully demonstrating inside Senate office buildings following the FBI’s release of a report that found no corroborating evidence regarding sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Around 3:30 p.m. local time, police assigned to the Capitol grounds arrested 293 people for crowding, obstructing, or incommoding in the Hart Senate Office Building. Nearly two hours later, nine more people were taken into custody at the Dirksen Senate Office Building on the same charges.

All 100 U.S. senators have offices in either of the two buildings. The Senate is tasked with approving or denying all presidential nominations, including that of Kavanaugh…

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Judge Strikes Down Abortion ‘Sanctuary City’ Ordinance – Washington Free Beacon

St. Louis violated the First Amendment rights of its residents when it tried to become America’s first “sanctuary city” for abortion, according to a federal court.

Judge Audrey Fleissig ruled that the city could not compel religious organizations, pro-life nonprofits, and employers to hire abortion proponents, rent property to abortion clinics, or cover abortions in health plans – a requirement brought about when Democratic mayor Lyda Krewson attempted to add “reproductive health decisions” to the city’s nondiscrimination policy in 2017.

Fleissig, who was appointed by President Obama at Democratic senator Claire McCaskill’s recommendation, said that ordinance violated Missouri’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act and federal law. The decision stopped short of calling the rule unconstitutional but renders enforcement nearly impossible.

“The City has failed to meet its burden to prove that the Ordinance is essential to further a compelling governmental interest and is not unduly restrictive,” the ruling says…

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Ted Cruz Announces $12 Million Fundraising Haul In Third Quarter – The Hill
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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said he raised $12 million in the third fundraising quarter of the year. The number is a huge spike in his fundraising as he faces a tough challenge against well-funded Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas).

Cruz made the announcement at a Wednesday night rally alongside President Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., according to The Texas Tribune. The GOP senator hasn’t announced his cash-on-hand total from the end of September. Both candidates are required to file fundraising reports by Oct. 15.

The amount is Cruz’s largest fundraising quarter to date, which ran from July to September. In the second fundraising quarter, he raised more than $4 million, which was his largest haul at the time…

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Rasmussen: Donald Trump Back At 50 Percent Approval – Breitbart

President Donald Trump is back at a 50 percent approval rating as the raging conflict over his Supreme Court nominee continues.

Rasmussen’s daily tracking poll showed that 50 percent of likely U.S. voters approved of President Trump’s job performance on Thursday.

Forty-nine percent disapproved.

Trump has not reached a 50 percent rating in the Rasmussen poll since August 2018. In May, he earned a 51 percent approval rating.

Rasmussen’s daily tracking results are collected via telephone surveys of 500 likely voters per night and reported on a three-day rolling average basis and contacts likely voters with an online survey tool of randomly selected participants.

The margin of sampling error for the full sample of 1,500 Likely Voters is +/- 2.5 percentage points.

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Pro-Abortion Male Hairstylist Suddenly Roundhouse Kicks Pro-Lifer As She Peacefully Protests At Anti-Abortion Rally In Toronto – Daily Mail
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This is the shocking moment a man performs a vicious roundhouse kick on a woman as she takes part in a peaceful protest against abortion. The irate stranger targeted Marie-Claire Bissonnette, 27, after she accused him of vandalising pro-life activists’ signs and clothing with permanent marker pens.

Jaw-dropping footage shows the seemingly unprovoked assault at the annual Life Chain street demonstration in Toronto, Canada, on Sunday.

Miss Bissonnette took out her phone and filmed as the man became increasingly aggressive and challenged her views on abortion rights for rape victims. When she replied ‘it’s a baby’ and abortion was ‘killing’, the man spun round and kicked her in the shoulder…

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U.S. Navy Planning Global Show Of Force Against China – PressTV

The United States Navy is reported to be planning a global show of force to show China that the U.S. is ready to engage it militarily.

The classified plan being drawn up by the U.S. Navy’s Pacific Fleet recommends the U.S. Navy to carry out a series of operations across the world during a week in November, the CNN reported Thursday citing several unnamed military officials.

Aimed at warning the adversaries about America’s ability to take on adversaries on several fronts, the “highly focused and concentrated” drills would involve warships, combat aircraft and troops, the officials said.

The plan specifically suggests sending ships and aircraft near China’s territorial waters in the South China Sea and Taiwan Strait, as part of Washington insists are “freedom of navigation operations” to protect movement in the sea. This means that the U.S. military would get close to Chinese military forces…

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Politician Who Funded Anti-Trump ‘Resist March’ Threatened With Recall – Daily Wire
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Los Angeles residents angry over proposed homeless housing sites have threatened to launch a recall effort against a city councilman who quietly funded an anti-Trump “Resist March” last year.

At a recent neighborhood meeting, constituents lashed out at L.A. Councilman David Ryu, 42, while expressing concerns that two suggested shelter locations would attract more vagrants to their community, increase crime, and lower property values.

“As soon as Councilmember Ryu got the microphone and started to talk, it all broke loose,” Robin Marcelli, who resides in the Sherman Oaks neighborhood, told LAist.

The Los Angeles Daily News recently reported…

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Mitch McConnell Sets Up Final Kavanaugh Vote For Saturday – Washington Examiner

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., took steps Wednesday that will set up a Saturday afternoon vote to confirm Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

McConnell filed a motion to end debate on Kavanaugh’s nomination, and that motion will get a vote on Friday. Assuming at least 50 senators agree to end debate, Kavanaugh’s final confirmation vote will come Saturday.

McConnell has pledged that Kavanaugh would get an up or down vote this week. “It looks like we have to be here this weekend,” Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, told reporters Wednesday.

Four key lawmakers remain undecided, including three Republicans, two of which are needed to get Kavanaugh through.

McConnell set up the vote as lawmakers await a supplemental FBI background report on Kavanaugh…

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Chairman Grassley: ‘No Hint Of Misconduct’ In FBI’s New Kavanaugh Report – Washington Times
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Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles E. Grassley said Thursday the FBI’s updated background report doesn’t provide any new evidence to corroborate the allegations of sexual misconduct against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Mr. Grassley, the Iowa Republican in charge of shepherding Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination, said there’s “no hint of misconduct” after a dayslong review of allegations of sexual assault at a high school party, made by Christine Blasey Ford, or that the judge exposed himself at a college party, made by Deborah Ramirez.

“These uncorroborated accusations have been unequivocally and repeatedly rejected by Judge Kavanaugh, and neither the Judiciary Committee nor the FBI could locate any third parties who can attest to any of the allegations,” he said…

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Court: CAIR Must Stand Trial For Fraud – WorldNetDaily

A consumer fraud case against one of the nation’s best-known Muslim advocacy groups, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, will go to trial early next year.

A federal court in Washington, D.C., denied a motion by CAIR on Wednesday to dismiss a case brought by five Muslims who claim they were victims of a CAIR staffer who falsely claimed to be an attorney and mishandled their cases.

Citing CAIR documents showing there were hundreds of victims of the staffer, Morris Days, the lawsuit alleges CAIR knew of the fraud and conspired to hide it from the victims. Represented by the American Freedom Law Center, the plaintiffs charge breach of fiduciary duty and common law fraud along with violations of Virginia’s statutory consumer fraud.

AFLC said the decade-long litigation exposes CAIR to more than a million dollars in legal fees alone. David Yerushalmi, the lead counsel, noted that in its dismissal of the motion, the court found CAIR’s purported lawyer undoubtedly committed consumer fraud, common law fraud and breach of fiduciary duty…

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Former Democrat Staffer Arrested For Doxing GOP Senators – Breitbart
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United States Capitol Police (USCP) arrested a suspect on Wednesday who allegedly posted private and identifying information (doxing) on Wikipedia about Republican senators last Thursday, shortly after Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

USCP released the following statement:

Today, the United States Capitol Police arrested the Suspect who allegedly posted private, identifying information (doxing) about one or more United States Senators to the internet.

Jackson A. COSKO, age 27, of Washington, D.C., has initially been charged with 18 USC § 119 Making Public Restricted Personal Information; 18 USC § 1512(b)(3) (Witness Tampering); 18 USC § 875(d) (Threats in Interstate Communications)…

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Explosive Report Details Chinese Infiltration Of Apple, Amazon And The CIA – Zero Hedge

One week ago, President Trump stood up at a meeting of the United Nations Security Council and accused China of attempting to tamper with US elections – mimicking some of the same allegations that had first been levied against Russia nearly two years prior.

In his speech, Trump claimed that China was working to undermine Republicans, and even the president himself, warning that “it’s not just Russia, it’s China and Russia.”

While the media largely shrugged off this proclamation as more presidential bombast probably inspired by the burgeoning U.S.-China trade beef, the administration continued to insist that it was taking a harder line against Chinese efforts to subvert American companies to aide the Communist Party’s sprawling intelligence apparatus.

As if to underline Trump’s point, the FBI had arrested a Taiwanese national in Chicago the day before Trump’s speech, accusing the 27-year-old suspect of trying to help China flip eight defense contractors who could have provided crucial intelligence on sensitive defense-related technology…

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DACA Recipient Arrested For Smuggling Over $34,000 Worth Of Meth – Daily Caller
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A Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipient from Mexico was arrested at the California-Mexico border Tuesday morning after Border Patrol agents found an estimated $34,284 worth of methamphetamine in the trunk of his car.

The 22-year-old suspect was attempting to enter the U.S. at the El Centro Sector checkpoint in Salton City, Calif. when a Border Patrol canine detection team prompted agents to discover 14 vacuum-sealed packages in the trunk of the suspect’s vehicle, according to the CBP.

The packages, which totaled over 17 pounds, tested positive for the characteristics of methamphetamine, and have an estimated street value of more than $34,000. “Every drug seizure our agents make is an important step forward to secure our streets from dangerous narcotics and dangerous people,” Chief Patrol Agent Gloria I. Chavez said…

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“I Will F#cking Kill You”: Mom Allegedly Threatened Cop After Using Son’s Sippy Cup To Sneak Booze Into Movies – Law & Crime

Police in Georgia have issued a warrant for a mother who they claim smuggled drugs and alcohol into a movie theater by hiding them inside of her son’s spill-proof drinking cup.

The alleged sippy cup caper was said to have been committed by Kristina Gibson, who allegedly secreted liquor and possibly prescription drugs into the Merchant Walk Stadium Cinema in East Cobb County, Georgia on Monday.’ The arrest warrant for Gibson notes:

Gibson filled her 5-year-old son’s sippy cup with a strong alcoholic beverage and became intoxicated in the theater.

According to WSB-TV, at some point during the film Gibson’s five-year-old son began to cry, which annoyed her fellow moviegoers. Soon, the other patrons began to complain. Gibson was then apparently asked to leave by employees at the theater.

Police told the outlet that after Gibson became increasingly drunk and/or high, she was eventually unable to exercise basic motor or parental skills like walking, talking, or taking care of her son…

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CaliforNazism Update: Governor Moonbeam Signs Law Requiring Companies To Have Women On Board Of Directors – Inde3pendent Journal Review
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California is now the first state to require corporations to have women on their board of directors. Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill on Sunday to require California-based companies to have at least one woman of their board of directors by 2019.

According to the bill, this is an attempt to close the gender wage gap and give more opportunities to women. Some have questioned the legality of the bill, but Brown stated that he signed the bill to make a point.

“I don’t minimize the potential flaws that indeed may prove fatal to its ultimate implementation,” Brown said in a statement. “Nevertheless, recent events in Washington, D.C. – and beyond – make it crystal clear that many are not getting the message.”…

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Congress Can Slash The Cost Of Health Care Premiums By As Much As A Third; Here’s How – Doug Badger

A proposal to repeal Obamacare entitlements and replace them with grants to states would reduce premiums for individual coverage by as much as 32 percent, according to an analysis by the Center for Health and Economy.

The Health Care Choices Proposal also would modestly reduce the deficit, increase the number of people with private health insurance, and cut Medicaid spending, according to Center for Health and Economy.

The proposal, the product of national and state think tanks, policy analysts, and others in the conservative community, embarks on a new path to empower consumers and return authority to the states to provide people with better and more affordable health coverage options.

The Center for Health and Economy developed the study, at the commissioning of The Heritage Foundation, by applying its independent model to the published Health Care Choices Proposal…

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Alex Jones Sues PayPal For Discriminating Against Conservatives – Your News Wire
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Broadcaster Alex Jones is suing PayPal over their decision to ban Infowars from using their platform and discriminate against conservatives.

Jones’ company, Free Speech Systems, LLC, was banned from PayPal because Infowars apparently “promoted hate and discriminatory intolerance against certain communities and religions.”

In the complaint filed by Jones’ lawyers, Marc Randazza Legal group, they accuse PayPal of banning Infowars “for no other reason than a disagreement with the message plaintiff conveys” and call the ban “unconscionable” because PayPal has never advised users that “it might ban users for off-platform activity.”…

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It’s All Gone: The Democrats’ Dead Ideals – Roger Kimball

As the spurious case against Brett Kavanaugh disintegrates, splinters, and re-forms into a cacophony of whiny, irrelevant expostulations, it is instructive to step back and survey the field upon which this battle took place.

The ground is littered with dead and wounded ideals: civility, dead; basic decency, dead; the presumption of innocence, gravely wounded, ditto for the idea of due process. And this disgusting carnage is all on you, O ancient one, Dianne Feinstein, and your self-important, preposterous colleagues.

You were desperate to keep Brett Kavanaugh off the Supreme Court so you abandoned any semblance of decency and respect. You travestied the processes of the United States Senate for the sake of a cynical grab at power.

I’d say that you should be ashamed of yourselves, but, like the thugs that you are, you have no shame. You believe the acquisition of power is a magical antidote to shame…

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‘Rolls Royce’ Of Whiskies Sold For Record $1.1 Million At Auction – Reuters
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One of the world’s most sought-after whiskies, a 60-year old The Macallan Valerio Adami 1926, was auctioned for a record 848,750 pounds ($1.1 million) on Wednesday. The buyer was a private collector from Asia who bid by phone, auctioneer Bonhams said.

The firm sold one of 12 other bottles with a label by the Italian artist Adami in May this year for 814,091 pounds. Such whiskies are collectors’ items because of their rarity and will probably not actually be drunk, said Martin Green, whisky specialist at the auctioneer. “It’s the Rolls Royce of malts,” he said.

“Obviously we don’t know what will happen to it, but anyone who can spend around a million pounds for a bottle of whisky could afford to drink it. But it’s an object of beauty in its own right – almost a museum piece.”…

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GOP Gives Up On Repealing Obamacare – Matthew Vadum
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Republican lawmakers have made it clear they have no intention of repealing Obamacare in the current Congress.

Republicans in the nation’s top lawmaking body have never really wanted to get rid of Obamacare. They would prefer to present the program, which David Horowitz correctly describes as “the greatest assault on individual freedom and individual choice in our lifetimes,” as a villain and whip up sentiment against it and run against it every election.

They view Obamacare as good for the business of politics. They may chip away at it from time to time or tinker with it at the margins, but make no mistake: these creatures of Washington want to keep it in place. This is the Republicans’ dirty secret…

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USAID Spends $89.7 Million Finding Jobs For 55 Afghan Women – Washington Free Beacon

A federal government program to promote gender equality in Afghanistan and help women find employment is costing taxpayers over $200 million but has only found jobs for 55 women.

The United States Agency for International Development program promised to “empower 75,000 women” but so far has shown little progress, according to a new report released by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR). “It is unclear whether the agency can deliver the opportunities it promised the women of Afghanistan,” the inspector general said.

The USAID program, Promoting Gender Equity in National Priority Programs, or Promote, is a five-year $216 million effort. USAID has spent $89.7 million in three years but “has not demonstrated whether the program has made progress” toward its goals.

Promote is USAID’s “largest single investment to advance women globally” and was tasked with helping over 2,000 Afghan women find jobs…

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Secessionists Exploit Red States’ ‘Deep Hatred For California’ In Bid To Exit Union – Washington Times
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California secessionists have what may be a tempting proposal for the red states: Help the Golden State secede by voting to kick it out of the union.

Citing a looming court fight over state-splitting, Calexit organizers have postponed their ballot strategy and launched a campaign to convince red-state legislators to vote in favor of telling California to take a hike.

“We are going to rely on the deep hatred for California that exists in red America,” said Louis Marinelli, a founder of Yes California, the Calexit campaign. The plan is to convince 25 of the 31 Republican-held legislatures to pass “consent to secede” resolutions, then place the question before California voters in the form of a ballot measure…

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After Dismissing Bias At Google As A ‘Conspiracy Theory’, CNN Refuses To Report On Google Tape That Proves Bias – Daily Caller

After Breitbart published a leaked video of Google employees reacting to President Donald Trump’s victory in 2016 on Thursday, CNN left its viewers in the dark by spending no time on-air covering the story and assigned no reporter to write about it for its website, according to a search by The Daily Caller News Foundation.

Ironically, just a few weeks ago in late August, CNN analyst Chris Cillizza dismissed a tweet alleging that Google had “rigged” search results against him as a “conspiracy theory.”

“What the President of the United States is peddling to his 54 million Twitter followers, then, is an anecdote hung on a flawed analysis of media partisanship,” Cillizza wrote on Aug. 28.

Since the release of the video, however, CNN has not devoted any time on its cable network or its website to cover its contents. The Twitter feeds of prominent CNN journalists like Cillizza, Oliver Darcy, and Brian Stelter were also empty of any reference to the Breitbart story…

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As Many As 20 Gas Explosions Reported In Lawrence, Andover And North Andover, Massachusetts; Evacuations Ordered – WHDH
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As many as 20 gas explosions have rocked multiple homes and buildings in Lawrence, Andover and North Andover, leaving at least two people with injuries, officials said.

Troopers, firefighters and emergency crews are responding to the areas of Springfield Street and Chickering Road in Lawrence, as well as Phillips and North Main streets in North Andover, according to state police.

Lawrence police say a woman who was left trapped in a home on Chickering Road suffered leg injuries, while a man in a car nearby was seriously hurt.

Video from Sky7 HD showed fires burning at multiple homes and buildings. One home appeared to be completely leveled and many others were seriously damaged…

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Google Employees Mocked For ‘Cult-Like’ Propeller Caps – Breitbart

Following Breitbart Tech’s release of a leaked 2016 Google “TGIF” meeting on Wednesday, which showed Google executives’ negative reactions to the election of President Trump, some viewers expressed confusion and mockery over the multi-colored propeller caps worn by employees in the audience.

For many people, it was the first time they had seen the hats – which are iconic at Google – but more or less unknown in the general populace. The caps are called “Noogler” hats, and are given to new employees at the company during their first TGIF all-hands meeting.

“If you’re new to Google, expect to be called a Noogler. Pronounced ‘new-gler,’ these people are identifiable thanks to the Google-colored propeller caps they receive,”…

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Leftist Hose Beast Dianne Feinstein Refers Mystery Matter Concerning Brett Kavanaugh To Federal Investigators In Pathetic Attempt To Delay Confirmation Vote – Washington Examiner
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Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., said Thursday she has referred a matter involving Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh to “federal investigative authorities,” but declined to provide further details on the information she received.

“I have received information from an individual concerning the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court,” Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said in a statement. “That individual strongly requested confidentiality, declined to come forward or press the matter further, and I have honored that decision. I have, however, referred the matter to federal investigative authorities.”

Feinstein’s statement follows a report published by The Intercept on Wednesday describing a letter the California senator was given by Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Calif…

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12,774 Family Units Apprehended At Border In August; Up 38.1% From July – CNS

U.S. Customs and Border Protection apprehended 37,544 individuals crossing into the country illegally in August. Another 9,016 people were deemed inadmissible and turned away at ports of entry, for a grand total of 46,560 people who tried to take advantage of the nation’s broken immigration system in August alone.

That compares with the 40,011 apprehended/deemed inadmissible in July; and the 30,567 apprehended/inadmissible in August 2017.

Of particular concern last month was the increase in family units. CBP says 12,774 family units tried to cross into the U.S. in August, a 38.1 percent increase from the 9,247 family units picked up in July. That 12,774 number is the highest ever posted for the month of August. (An additional 3,181 family units were deemed inadmissible at Southwest ports of entry.)

The number of unaccompanied children apprehended at the border also increased by 12 percent in August, to 4,396 from 3,920 in July. (Another 376 UACs were deemed inadmissible.)…

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New York Times Covered Up Google Tape’s Most Newsworthy Details – Breitbart
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The New York Times reported on the explosive Google Tape back in March but chose not to informs its readers of virtually all the key details revealed during this company town hall.

On Tuesday, Breitbart News obtained video of an hour-plus long company meeting at Google that took place shortly after the 2016 presidential election.

You can watch the full video to judge the context of these individual quotes for yourself – but in my view, what you have here is a smoking gun proving the biggest Internet search engine in the world (by far) intends to abuse its corporate power to affect the outcome of elections, to manipulate searches in a way that will result in political outcomes desired by a multinational corporation and Silicon Valley…

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Man Gets Prison For Drunkenly Shooting At Nonexistent Clowns – Circa

A Pennsylvania man who admitted he drunkenly fired a shotgun inside his apartment because he feared there were clowns inside could spend the next five years in prison.

Reading police didn’t find anyone inside of 35-year-old Nathan Matthias’ second-floor apartment, and say the shooting put his first-floor neighbor in danger.

The Reading Eagle reports he was sentenced Monday to 22 months to five years in state prison after pleading guilty in July to discharging a firearm and to an unrelated drunk driving charge.

Police say they found Matthias clutching a shotgun outside his house, claiming he was trying to shoot two small clowns.

Matthias’ attorney says his client wasn’t trying to harm anyone but was reacting to “some type of hallucinatory event.”

Matthias took full responsibility and apologized…

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It’s Official: Google Is A Democratic Party Front – John Hinderaker
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Someone leaked to Breitbart an hour-long video of an “all hands” Google meeting that was held just after the 2016 election. The video features Google’s co-founder, Sergei Brin, its CEO, Sundar Pichai, and numerous other high-ranking “Googlers” speaking in turn about the election’s tragic outcome. It is stunning.

All of the speakers express grief over Donald Trump’s election. All of the speakers assume that every Google employee is a Democrat and is stunned and horrified that Hillary Clinton – the worst and most corrupt presidential candidate in modern history – lost.

There is much discussion about what Google can do to reverse the benighted world-wide tide exemplified by Brexit and Trump’s election…

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Trump Derangement Syndrome Reaching Epidemic Levels As We Head Toward Midterms – Debra Heine

As America heads toward the final months of the president’s second year in office, Trump Derangement Syndrome seems to be reaching epidemic levels across the country.

Those affected by the disorder are so consumed by their hatred of the president that they feel driven to attack him or anyone they deem to be in support of him. TDS was a huge problem shortly after President Trump was elected. It’s becoming a serious issue again.

For those of you keeping score, in just the past couple of weeks, we’ve seen a knife attack on a Republican congressional candidate in California, a threat of mass murder against supporters of President Donald Trump gathering at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., a GOP office in Wyoming attacked by an arsonist, and a conservative journalist going into hiding after receiving serious death threats.

During a festival in Castro Valley, Calif., 35-year-old Farzad Fazeli approached Republican congressional candidate Rudy Peters at his booth “in an aggressive manner…

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Crossdressing Pedophile Charged With Rape Gets Put In Women’s Prison Where He Sexually Assaults Four Female Inmates – PJ Media
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A man who believes he is a woman was charged with raping a woman (guess “she’s” a lesbian) and was housed in a female prison. In a case of “well, duh,” this rapist did what rapists do – he sexually assaulted four female inmates.

The story reveals such mind-boggling stupidity as to read as satire. Except, of course, it’s 2018 and leftist idiocy is running amok through Western society. For evidence, allow The Telegraph to fill in the absurd yet shameful details:

Convicted paedophile Karen White, who was born Stephen Wood, was undergoing gender reassignment, but had not undergone full surgery, when she was accused of repeatedly raping a woman in 2016…

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Illegal Aliens Cited In Theft Of 39 Million Social Security Numbers – Washington Examiner

Nearly 40 million Social Security numbers have been stolen and used by illegal immigrants and others to get work, according to agency records obtained by an immigration reform group.

The Immigration Reform Law Institute said that from 2012 to 2016 there were “39 million instances where names and Social Security numbers on W-2 tax forms did not match the corresponding Social Security records.”

The group said that there is a “thriving black market” used by illegal immigrants to get Social Security numbers needed to get a job. Their report draws attention to a move by former President Barack Obama to stop sending so-called “no match” letters to employers notifying them that numbers used by employees on the wage forms do not match their identity.

The change followed the president’s decision to approve amnesty for some 700,000 younger immigrants let into the U.S. under his Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Some of those have been dubbed “dreamers.”…

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Traitor John Kerry Secretly Meeting With Iran To Undermine Trump Administration – Washington Free Beacon
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Former Secretary of State John Kerry disclosed that he has been conducting rogue diplomacy with top Iranian officials to salvage the landmark nuclear deal and push the Islamic Republic to negotiate its contested missile program, according to recent remarks.

Kerry, in an interview with radio host Hugh Hewitt to promote his new book, said that he has met with Iranian Former Minister Javad Zarif – the former secretary’s onetime negotiating partner – three or four times in recent months behind the Trump administration’s back.

“I think I’ve seen him three or four times,” Kerry said, adding that he has been conducting sensitive diplomacy without the current administration’s authorization. Kerry said he has criticized the current administration in these discussions…

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Great Again: U.S. Median Household Income Equals All-Time High – CNS

Real median household income in the United States hit $61,372 in 2017, equaling the nation’s all-time high, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

“Median household income was $61,372 in 2017, an increase in real terms of 1.8 percent from the 2016 median of $60,309,” the Census Bureau said. “This is the third consecutive annual increase in median household income.”

Table A-1 in the annual income and poverty tables released today by the Census Bureau showed median household income going back to 1967 in constant 2017 dollars. In this table, the $61,372 median household income for 2017 was the highest in any year.

The second highest median household income was $60,062 in 1999, and the third highest was $59,534 in 2007. However, in a telephone press conference this morning the Census Bureau cautioned that the $61,372 median household income in 2017 was not a stand-alone all-time high for median household income in the United States…

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Biggest Gold Nugget In History Weighing 198 Pounds, Worth $2.6 Million Found In Australia – Fox News
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A mine in Australia has produced what its owner believes are two of the biggest gold specimens in recorded history. The biggest of the stones came in at 198 pounds and is estimated by the company to contain about 143 pounds of gold, a total that at current prices would be worth around $2.6 million.

The second-biggest piece weighed 132 pounds and was valued at about $1.95 million. Early estimates from RNC Minerals have put the total take of coarse gold from the cut at more than 562 pounds, or more than $10.4 million worth.

Airleg driller Henry Dole has been credited with uncovering the astonishing find at the 45-year-old Beta Hunt gold mine near Kambalda…

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U.S. Now World’s Largest Crude Oil Producer – Breitbart

President Donald Trump’s America First energy policy has catapulted the United States to the world’s largest global crude oil producer, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA).

EIA’s Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO) report states preliminary estimates show the U.S. feasibly overtook Saudi Arabia and Russia to become the top crude oil producer earlier this year. The report notes U.S. crude production in February outstripped Saudi Arabia’s for the first time in over 20 years. Further, U.S. crude production in June exceeded Russia’s crude oil output for the first time since February of 1999.

EIA data signals the U.S. will maintain its position as the world’s largest global crude oil producer through 2019.

“U.S. crude oil production, particularly from light sweet crude oil grades, has rapidly increased since 2011…

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Mysterious Crack Pipe Vending Machines Baffle New York Authorities – Zero Hedge
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Officials in Suffolk County, New York are baffled after at least three “crack pipe vending machines” appeared on Long Island – sparking concerns that there may be more.

Residents of Brookhaven complained to authorities about the machines last weekend, while two have been removed and one was partially destroyed by the community, according to WABC-TV.

The blue and white vending machines, which featured the words “Sketch Pens” on the outside in black and red font, were mounted in cement into the ground and would dispense a small glass tube and a filter. Included was the top of a pen, which could be put into the glass tube to form a pen, along with an ink tube…

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Georgia School Brings Back Paddling To Punish Students – Fox News

A school in Georgia that takes disciplining their students “very seriously” has reportedly instilled a corporal punishment policy in which parents can consent to having their child hit with a paddle.

The Georgia School for Innovation and the Classics, in Hephzibah, sent consent forms to students’ homes recently requiring parents to opt-in to utilize the “tool” in the school’s “disciplinary toolbox,” WDRW-TV reported.

Superintendent Jody Boulineau told the news station the school “takes discipline very seriously,” and that there was once a period in history “where corporal punishment was kind of the norm in school and you didn’t have the problems that you have.”

Parents of students in the kindergarten through 9th grade charter school received a “consent to paddle form” which details the corporal punishment, which would occur on the student’s third offense…

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Trump Wins Lawsuit Filed By Smarmy Leftsit Douchebags – Washington Examiner
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A federal appeals court on Tuesday tossed out a lawsuit that claimed President Trump incited a riot when he ordered three protesters to be removed from a rally in Kentucky during the 2016 presidential campaign.

A three-judge panel on the 6 th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the three demonstrators didn’t state a valid claim under state law and found Trump’s comments were protected by the First Amendment, since he “did not specifically advocate imminent lawless action.”

“In the ears of some supporters, Trump’s words may have had a tendency to elicit a physical response, in the event a disruptive protester refused to leave, but they did not specifically advocate such a response,” Judge David McKeague wrote in an opinion…

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