Texas Senate seat competitive battle between Cruz, O’Rourke: A look at the candidates

Sen. Ted Cruz (right) is in a tough battle for re-election with Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke.  (AP Photo) Incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz is locked in a competitive race for re-election in Texas as Rep. Beto O’Rourke has outraised him and garnered national attention. As the gap between the two men continues to close as November … Continue reading Texas Senate seat competitive battle between Cruz, O’Rourke: A look at the candidates

Report: New Facebook ‘Portal’ Smart Device Features Facial Recognition Camera

Facebook will release a smart display device named Portal later this month with a camera capable of recognizing users and following them around the room, according to the gadget website Cheddar. The new Portal device, estimated to cost around $400, is similar to that of the Amazon Echo Show in that it allows users to view … Continue reading Report: New Facebook ‘Portal’ Smart Device Features Facial Recognition Camera

Report: Google Censors Internal Memo Detailing China Censorship Project

Google recently directed its employees to delete a memo revealing confidential details of the company’s development of a censored search engine in partnership with the Chinese government, according to a report Friday at the Intercept. According to the Intercept, the censored search engine code-named Dragonfly will track users’ locations and search histories; user data will then be … Continue reading Report: Google Censors Internal Memo Detailing China Censorship Project

Cornell Orientation Packet Tells Students if They Are ‘Privileged’ or ‘Oppressed’

An orientation packet handed out to freshmen at Cornell University this year separates “privileged” from “oppressed” students. The packet, which was first reported on by Campus Reform, shows a list of identity markers that allegedly determine whether a student is “privileged” or “oppressed.” The packet lists gender, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, age, class, educational … Continue reading Cornell Orientation Packet Tells Students if They Are ‘Privileged’ or ‘Oppressed’

Susan Collins: ‘I Was Appalled’ by Trump’s Tweet About Kavanaugh Accuser

Friday, Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) said she was “appalled,” by President Donald Trump‘s tweet about Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser Christine Blasey Ford. Collins said, “I was appalled by the president’s tweet. First of all, we know that allegations of sexual assault – I’m not saying that’s what happened in this case – but we know allegations … Continue reading Susan Collins: ‘I Was Appalled’ by Trump’s Tweet About Kavanaugh Accuser

Pompeo: Trump may hold 2nd meeting with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un in ‘near future’

The Trump administration is working on a second summit between President Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un, said Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. “There’s still a little bit of work to do left to make sure that the conditions are right and that the two leaders are put in the position where we … Continue reading Pompeo: Trump may hold 2nd meeting with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un in ‘near future’

Women rally in support of Kavanaugh: ‘We know the man, we know his heart’

Dozens of female colleagues, classmates and friends of Brett Kavanaugh rallied in support of the embattled Supreme Court nominee on Friday, saying they don’t believe the sexual assault allegation against him.  (Lauren Lee/Fox News) Dozens of female colleagues, classmates and friends of Brett Kavanaugh rallied in support of the embattled Supreme Court nominee on Friday, … Continue reading Women rally in support of Kavanaugh: ‘We know the man, we know his heart’

Rosenstein reportedly discussed wearing ‘wire,’ invoking 25th Amendment against Trump

The Trump administration was rocked Friday afternoon by a bombshell report saying Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein last year suggested secretly recording President Trump to expose chaos in the White House and enlisting Cabinet members to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove him from office. Rosenstein adamantly denied the accusations.  “The New York Times’s story … Continue reading Rosenstein reportedly discussed wearing ‘wire,’ invoking 25th Amendment against Trump

Senate Republicans make counteroffer to Kavanaugh accuser for Wednesday hearing

Senate Republicans on Friday extended a counteroffer to Christine Blasey Ford to testify on Capitol Hill next Wednesday, amid negotiations over whether Ford will elaborate on her allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in public. Fox News was told that the Republican senators want an answer “by the end of the day.” “We need … Continue reading Senate Republicans make counteroffer to Kavanaugh accuser for Wednesday hearing

Keith Ellison accused by former girlfriend of emotional, physical abuse: What to know

While senators grapple over what to do with the sexual assault accusation levied against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, a Minnesota political activist is continuing to allege Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., was physically and emotionally abusive when they dated. Karen Monahan, a Sierra Club activist, accused Ellison of abuse in August after her son publicly posted … Continue reading Keith Ellison accused by former girlfriend of emotional, physical abuse: What to know

Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt Predicts Internet Split: American vs. Chinese

Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt has predicted that the Internet will split into two over the next ten years, resulting in an American Internet and a Chinese Internet. “I think the most likely scenario now is not a splintering, but rather a bifurcation into a Chinese-led internet and a non-Chinese internet led by America,” Schmidt … Continue reading Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt Predicts Internet Split: American vs. Chinese

Joe Biden, Jeffrey Katzenberg Team for Beverly Hills Fundraiser for Democrats

Former Vice President Joe Biden and Hollywood mogul Jeffrey Katzenberg are teaming up for a Beverly Hills fundraiser to shore up cash for Democrats ahead of the midterm election, according to reports. Slated for October 3, proceeds of $5000-per-plate pow-wow will go towards Biden’s American Possibilities super PAC, tasked with supporting Democrat causes and candidates. According to the former … Continue reading Joe Biden, Jeffrey Katzenberg Team for Beverly Hills Fundraiser for Democrats

Watch: High School Friend Says Kavanaugh Allegation ‘Inconsistent with Everything I Have Known About Him as a Person’

Maura Fitzgerald, a friend of Judge Brett Kavanaugh since the two were in high school who briefly dated the future judge in college, defended the Supreme Court nominee along with more than 75 other women at Friday’s “#IStandWithBrett” press conference. “I want to make something clear — very, very clear. For me, this is not … Continue reading Watch: High School Friend Says Kavanaugh Allegation ‘Inconsistent with Everything I Have Known About Him as a Person’

Howie Mandel: Political Correctness Is Killing Comedy

Comedian Howie Mandel slammed political correctness in an interview with TMZ uploaded Friday. “I’m having a tough time right now. We’re too politically correct. I have really funny answers for you, that I can’t give you anymore,” Howie Mandel said. [embedded content] “Comedy was fun. When I came out here, I couldn’t wait to hit … Continue reading Howie Mandel: Political Correctness Is Killing Comedy

Feminists on Kavanaugh-Ford: ‘We Don’t Need to Prove This Beyond a Reasonable Doubt’

Assorted heads of feminist organizations described Christine Blasey Ford as a “survivor” of sexual assault — accepting Ford’s allegations against Judge Brett Kavanaugh prima facie — during a Thursday conference hosted by the Feminist Majority Foundation in Washington, DC. The word “survivor” was used 32 times by the conference’s featured speakers, according to C-SPAN’s automated transcription … Continue reading Feminists on Kavanaugh-Ford: ‘We Don’t Need to Prove This Beyond a Reasonable Doubt’

Whoopi Goldberg: Trump’s ‘Nasty’ Tweet About Ford So ‘Dense’ It Is ‘Freaky’

Friday on ABC’s “The View,” the panel discussed President Donald Trump‘s tweet about Judge Brett Kavanaugh ‘s accuser Christine Blasey Ford. I have no doubt that, if the attack on Dr. Ford was as bad as she says, charges would have been immediately filed with local Law Enforcement Authorities by either her or her loving … Continue reading Whoopi Goldberg: Trump’s ‘Nasty’ Tweet About Ford So ‘Dense’ It Is ‘Freaky’

Trump touts economy ahead of midterms but is the message getting through?

Four percent growth, unemployment at a 40-year low, trillion-dollar tax cuts and a big boost in federal spending that helped U.S. stocks reach record highs on the Dow, Nasdaq and S&P. Two years after being elected, President Trump has steered the U.S. economy from predicted peril to financial success.  It’s unquestionably good news for Republicans … Continue reading Trump touts economy ahead of midterms but is the message getting through?

President Tran Dai Quang of Vietnam Dies of Unspecified ‘Rare and Toxic Virus’

President Tran Dai Quang of Vietnam died at the age of 61 on Friday. According to a government spokesman, he was felled by an unspecified “rare and toxic virus” despite the efforts of doctors from both Vietnam and Japan. As the Associated Press reported on Friday, the statement on Quang’s death from Vietnamese government officials … Continue reading President Tran Dai Quang of Vietnam Dies of Unspecified ‘Rare and Toxic Virus’

Dershowitz: Ford Requesting Kavanaugh Go First ‘Anti-Due Process,’ I Agree With Witness and FBI Requests

On Friday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz stated that the demand from Dr. Christine Blasey Ford that Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh testify first is “the most absurd, anti-due process, anti-American concept.” Dershowitz agreed with Ford that any possible witnesses should be brought forward and … Continue reading Dershowitz: Ford Requesting Kavanaugh Go First ‘Anti-Due Process,’ I Agree With Witness and FBI Requests

Report: Rod Rosenstein Wanted 25th Amendment Ouster for Trump, Secret Oval Office Recordings

A new report claims Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein offered to secretly tape President Donald Trump inside the Oval Office and wanted to “recruit” top administration officials to oust the president with a vote among Cabinet leaders. The New York Times writes that Rosenstein shared these plans with “other Justice Department and FBI officials,” all … Continue reading Report: Rod Rosenstein Wanted 25th Amendment Ouster for Trump, Secret Oval Office Recordings

Christine Blasey Ford Wants Thursday Hearing to Stop Brett Kavanaugh from Joining Supreme Court Oct. 1

Christine Blasey Ford, the California psychology professor who has emerged to accuse Judge Brett Kavanaugh of groping her in high school over 35 years ago, wants to move Monday’s scheduled hearing to Thursday instead, among other demands. There is only one possible reason that Dr. Ford and her attorneys could want a Thursday hearing — … Continue reading Christine Blasey Ford Wants Thursday Hearing to Stop Brett Kavanaugh from Joining Supreme Court Oct. 1

Paraplegic Man Flees Venezuela on Wheelchair in Search of Medicine

José Agustín López Pérez, a paraplegic man, has begun a nearly 400-mile journey in a wheelchair from western Venezuela into Colombia seeking life-saving medicine, the man told the Agence France-Presse in a report Thursday. His story is representative of the desperation that has led thousands of Venezuelans to flee the country on foot, flooding neighboring … Continue reading Paraplegic Man Flees Venezuela on Wheelchair in Search of Medicine

Watch: Close Friend ‘Heartbroken’ over How Kavanaugh Family Has Been Treated

Laura Cox Kaplan joined more than 75 other women Friday at the #IStandWithBrett press conference and expressed her outrage over how close friend Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh and his family have been treated after Christine Blasey Ford’s allegation. “The nomination process should be one that weeds out those who are not qualified or suited … Continue reading Watch: Close Friend ‘Heartbroken’ over How Kavanaugh Family Has Been Treated

Twitter Approves Ads in Favor of Female Genital Mutilation After Blacklisting Pro-Lifers

Twitter promoted a post advocating for female genital mutilation (FGM) this week, after building a history of blacklisting promoted ads from pro-lifers, before claiming it was an “error.” The tweet, which was made by Dawoodi Bohra Women for Religious Freedom (DBWRF), attempted to make FGM, named “khafz” by the group, look like a normal and … Continue reading Twitter Approves Ads in Favor of Female Genital Mutilation After Blacklisting Pro-Lifers

Kavanaugh Accuser’s Attorney Cancels Fundraiser for Democrat Senator

A fundraiser for Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) slated for October at the office of Katz, Marshall & Banks, LLP — the firm where Debra Katz, attorney for Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, is a partner — was canceled once news of the partisan event surfaced. Katz and attorney Lisa Banks were listed as headliners … Continue reading Kavanaugh Accuser’s Attorney Cancels Fundraiser for Democrat Senator

Watch: Former Colleague Recounts Brett Kavanaugh Caring for Her on 9/11: ‘Was a Gift’

Sara Fagen, a friend and former colleague of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, recounted Friday how the future Judge offered her moral support moments following the terror attacks of September 11, 2011. Speaking before the “#IStandWithBrett” press conference in Washington, DC, Fagen, a George W. Bush White House political director, said of Kavanaugh, “Our friendship was forged … Continue reading Watch: Former Colleague Recounts Brett Kavanaugh Caring for Her on 9/11: ‘Was a Gift’

Video: Venezuelan Socialists Force Children to Sing Profane ‘Yanqui Go Home’ Hate Song

Venezuelans captive to the state propaganda that has become the only viewing option on television captured a segment making social media rounds Thursday featuring children singing a song called “Yanqui Go Home,” insulting starving Venezuelan refugees and telling them to “go to your mother’s c*nt and see if shit goes better there for you.” The … Continue reading Video: Venezuelan Socialists Force Children to Sing Profane ‘Yanqui Go Home’ Hate Song

PayPal Blacklists Infowars for ‘Promoting Hate’

Internet payment services giant PayPal has blacklisted Infowars from its platform for allegedly promoting “hate and discriminatory intolerance against certain communities and religions.” Infowars was informed of the ban this week, and it claims to have been told “off record” that the ban was due to “criticism of Islam and opposition to transgenderism being taught … Continue reading PayPal Blacklists Infowars for ‘Promoting Hate’

Google: Third-Party Gmail Apps Can Still Read Your Emails

A new report suggests that third-party Gmail apps, like those that provide read receipts, still have access to reading user emails. This week, Google responded to inquiries from Republicans on the Senate Commerce Committee regarding privacy on their popular email hosting platform, Gmail. Google revealed this week that third-party app developers still have access to … Continue reading Google: Third-Party Gmail Apps Can Still Read Your Emails

Timeline: Democrats’ Changing Demands for Christine Blasey Ford’s Testimony

The timeline of events following Christine Blasey Ford’s decision to go public with her allegations against Judge Brett Kavanaugh can be characterized as a series of solicitous accommodations on the part of the Senate Judiciary Committee and its chairman, followed by shifting demands and stonewalling from Democrats and Ford’s lawyers. The letters, statements, and public … Continue reading Timeline: Democrats’ Changing Demands for Christine Blasey Ford’s Testimony