Ben Carson defends Kavanaugh, says opponents ‘desperate’ to control courts

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson speaks to the 2018 Values Voter Summit in Washington, Sept. 21, 2018.  (Associated Press) The controversy surrounding Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination was created by opponents who have become “desperate” to regain control of the courts, a member of President Trump’s Cabinet said Friday. Ben Carson, secretary of … Continue reading Ben Carson defends Kavanaugh, says opponents ‘desperate’ to control courts

Ballot measures, where voters decide, offer opportunity for ‘direct democracy’

Voters in 38 states will practice “direct democracy” in November when they decide on a total of more than 160 ballot measures.  (.) The U.S. has a long, proud tradition of its people voting, even if it took some time for everyone to be included. Ever since the Constitution was ratified — at a time … Continue reading Ballot measures, where voters decide, offer opportunity for ‘direct democracy’

Grassley grants Kavanaugh accuser another extension

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, is at the center of negotiations on whether Christine Blasey Ford, inset right, will address the panel regarding allegations against Judge Brett Kavanaugh, inset left.  (.) Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley late Friday night granted another extension to Christine Blasey Ford to decide on whether she will testify … Continue reading Grassley grants Kavanaugh accuser another extension

Minnesota state lawmaker ends reelection bid amid daughter’s allegations of inappropriate touching

Rep. Jim Knoblach announced Friday that he will not be seeking reelection amid allegations by his adult daughter, Laura, that her father inappropriately touched her for over 10 years.  (Minnesota House Republican Majority) Minnesota state Rep. Jim Knoblach announced Friday that he would be ending his reelection campaign amid allegations he inappropriately touched his adult … Continue reading Minnesota state lawmaker ends reelection bid amid daughter’s allegations of inappropriate touching

Maher: Kavanaugh ‘Shouldn’t Be Up’ for SCOTUS ‘It Should Be Merrick Garland’

On Friday’s broadcast of HBO’s “Real Time,” host Bill Maher argued Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh “shouldn’t even be having this hearing because he shouldn’t be up for the Supreme Court. Because it should be Merrick Garland.” Maher said, “[H]e shouldn’t even be having this hearing because he shouldn’t be up for the Supreme … Continue reading Maher: Kavanaugh ‘Shouldn’t Be Up’ for SCOTUS ‘It Should Be Merrick Garland’

Maher: Kavanaugh’s Defenders Want Us To Believe Ford ‘Traveled Back in Time’ to Mess Up Kavanaugh’s Life

On Friday’s broadcast of HBO’s “Real Time,” host Bill Maher stated Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s defenders want people to believe that Dr. Christine Blasey Ford “traveled back in time to when she was 15 to fuck up Brett Kavanaugh’s life? And put a witness in the room? And the one asking for the … Continue reading Maher: Kavanaugh’s Defenders Want Us To Believe Ford ‘Traveled Back in Time’ to Mess Up Kavanaugh’s Life

Trump: Get Out and Vote in the Midterms ‘Because You’re Voting for Me in 2018’

President Trump delivered a rousing appeal to his supporters to get-out-the-vote for Republican candidates at a rally in Springfield, Missouri on Friday night in support of Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley, the GOP nominee for the U.S. Senate seat on the ballot this November. The president also strongly supported Judge Brett Kavanaugh, his nominee to … Continue reading Trump: Get Out and Vote in the Midterms ‘Because You’re Voting for Me in 2018’

Stumping in Missouri, Trump says he’ll clear out ‘lingering stench’ at FBI, DOJ

During a rally in Springfield, Missouri, Friday night, President Trump took aim at the FBI and the Department of Justice, vowing to “get rid of” what he described as “a lingering stench.” His remarks come amid reports that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein last year suggested secretly recording Trump to expose chaos in the White House … Continue reading Stumping in Missouri, Trump says he’ll clear out ‘lingering stench’ at FBI, DOJ

Daughter: U.S. Pastor Imprisoned in Turkey for Terrorism by ‘Christianization’

U.S. NATO ally Turkey’s indictment against American pastor Andrew Brunson deems “Christianization” as his terrorism-related crime, the preacher’s daughter declared during a religious liberty panel discussion at the 2018 Values Voter Summit on Friday. The pastor’s daughter Jacqueline Furnari declared, “A year and a half after his initial detention [in October 2016], Turkey finally charged him … Continue reading Daughter: U.S. Pastor Imprisoned in Turkey for Terrorism by ‘Christianization’

Kavanaugh Accuser’s Lawyers Refuse to Meet Grassley’s Final Deadline

UPDATE: Approximately 90 minutes after the expiration of the 10:00 p.m. deadline, Chairman Grassley took to Twitter, where he made clear that, despite his repeated extensions, he is offering yet another extension to Christine Blasey Ford’s legal team, presumably until Saturday, for her to decide whether to testify, in line with attorney Deborah Katz’s demands: … Continue reading Kavanaugh Accuser’s Lawyers Refuse to Meet Grassley’s Final Deadline

Kavanaugh Accuser’s Lawyers Refuse to Meet Grassley’s Final Deadline for Setting Up Monday Vote

Lawyers for Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, refused Friday to reply in time to meet Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley’s (R-IA) final deadline to agree to have their client testify. Ford’s lead attorney, Democratic donor Deborah Katz, sent Judiciary Committee staff an email shortly after 9:00 p.m. refusing to give an answer. … Continue reading Kavanaugh Accuser’s Lawyers Refuse to Meet Grassley’s Final Deadline for Setting Up Monday Vote

Attorneys for Christine Blasey Ford ask for another day to make decision to testify

Attorneys for Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, asked the Senate Judiciary Commitee on Friday night for an additional day to make her decision to testify.  Senate Republicans earlier Friday extended a counteroffer to Ford to testify on Capitol Hill next Wednesday, amid negotiations over … Continue reading Attorneys for Christine Blasey Ford ask for another day to make decision to testify

Donald Trump: Sen. Claire McCaskill ‘Loves the Swamp’

President Donald Trump criticized Sen. Clare McCaskill on Friday for her voting record in Washington, DC. “Claire McCaskill will never ever vote our way because she loves the swamp, she’s part of the swamp, you have a true swamp in Washington,” Trump said. The president commented on the Senate race during a political rally in … Continue reading Donald Trump: Sen. Claire McCaskill ‘Loves the Swamp’

Trump: Democrats ‘Held Hostage’ by Antifa, ‘Deep State Radicals, Establishment Cronies’

President Donald Trump on Friday evening mocked Antifa protesters during a rally in Springfield, Missouri, describing members of the far-left group as basement-dwellers with small muscles. [embedded content] While rallying in support of Republican Senate candidate and current Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley, President Trump said of Antifa: “The Democrat Party is held hostage by far-left activists, by angry mobs—Antifa! … Continue reading Trump: Democrats ‘Held Hostage’ by Antifa, ‘Deep State Radicals, Establishment Cronies’

Ted Cruz: Beto O’Rourke Voted 67 Times to Keep Obamacare

Sen. Ted Cruz called for keeping pre-existing condition coverage during Friday night’s debate while slamming Democrat opponent Rep. Beto O’Rourke for voting to keep Obamacare despite rising insurance premiums. Moderators at the Dallas debate asked Cruz about his fight to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), commonly referred to as Obamacare. “I believe Obamacare has … Continue reading Ted Cruz: Beto O’Rourke Voted 67 Times to Keep Obamacare

Josh Hawley: Missouri Rally So Big We Had to Turn Away 20,000 Trump Supporters

Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley said about 20,000 supporters of President Donald Trump were unable to attend his political rally because the crowd was so big. “Do you know we had to turn away about 20,000 people or something who could not get into the stadium to be here tonight and see this man,” Hawley … Continue reading Josh Hawley: Missouri Rally So Big We Had to Turn Away 20,000 Trump Supporters

Ted Cruz, Beto O’Rourke clash in first debate over Trump, immigration and the Supreme Court

Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Democratic congressman Beto O’Rourke met Friday night at Southern Methodist University in Dallas in the first debate of three scheduled prior to the Nov. 6 vote over Cruz’s seat. In a substantive but often contentious back-and-forth, the two men tackled a variety of issues ranging from immigration to the … Continue reading Ted Cruz, Beto O’Rourke clash in first debate over Trump, immigration and the Supreme Court

Source in room says Rosenstein’s ‘wire’ comment was case of sarcasm

FILE – In this June 7, 2017, file photo, FBI acting director Andrew McCabe listens during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing about the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, on Capitol Hill in Washington. McCabe, the former FBI deputy director fired this year amid repeated attacks from President Donald Trump and a critical Justice Department report, has … Continue reading Source in room says Rosenstein’s ‘wire’ comment was case of sarcasm

Trump, at Missouri campaign rally, says Democrats are ‘dangerous,’ ‘crazy’

President Donald Trump waves as he arrives at Springfield-Branson National Airport before attending a campaign rally on Friday in Springfield, Missouri.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) President Trump held a rally on Friday night in Springfield, Missouri in support of state Attorney General Josh Hawley, who is attempting to unseat Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill. Trump said that … Continue reading Trump, at Missouri campaign rally, says Democrats are ‘dangerous,’ ‘crazy’

Sexy ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Costume Provokes Online Backlash

Fashion brand Yandy posted a “brave red maiden” costume based on the dystopic Handmaid’s Tale book and television series but removed it under a tsunami of criticism. “An upsetting dystopian future has emerged where women no longer have a say,” the storefront description read. “However, we say be bold and speak your mind in this exclusive … Continue reading Sexy ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Costume Provokes Online Backlash

Donald Trump to Republicans: ‘We Have to Fight’ for Judge Brett Kavanaugh

President Donald Trump revealed to his supporters on Friday that he wanted to fight for Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court and ignore the Democrats. The president revealed his feelings about the Senate Judiciary Committee’s decision to delay the vote to confirm Kavanaugh during a political rally with supporters in Missouri. He referred … Continue reading Donald Trump to Republicans: ‘We Have to Fight’ for Judge Brett Kavanaugh

Donald Trump: ‘There’s Still a Lingering Stench’ at the FBI

President Donald Trump indicated that he had further work to do in order to purge the FBI and the Justice Department of politically biased officials on Friday. “You got some real bad ones, you see what’s happening at the FBI … They’re all gone,” he said. “But there’s a lingering stench and we’re going to … Continue reading Donald Trump: ‘There’s Still a Lingering Stench’ at the FBI

Watch: Beto O’Rourke Responds to Questions About DWI with Lesson on White Privilege

When Texas Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate Rep. Robert “Beto” O’Rourke (D-TX), was questioned over his own ordeal with the criminal justice system, a drunk driving arrest in 1998, at his debate with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) Friday, he took the opportunity to address his “privilege” as a “white man in this country.” “I can … Continue reading Watch: Beto O’Rourke Responds to Questions About DWI with Lesson on White Privilege

Schiff: ‘Can’t Dismiss’ Possibility That Rosenstein Report ‘Being Teed Up’ To Get Rid of Him

On Friday’s broadcast of CNN’s “AC360,” House Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Adam Schiff (D-CA) reacted to reports that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein considered recording the president and discussed the 25th Amendment by stating, “we can’t dismiss the possibility, maybe the probability, that this is being teed up by the president’s allies who want to get … Continue reading Schiff: ‘Can’t Dismiss’ Possibility That Rosenstein Report ‘Being Teed Up’ To Get Rid of Him

GoFundMe Campaign Aims to Support Widow, Orphaned Children of Terror Victim Ari Fuld

A fundraising campaign seeks to raise money to support the widow and orphaned children of Ari Fuld, the dual U.S.-Israeli citizen who was brutally murdered by a Palestinian terrorist on Sunday. After being mortally stabbed in the back, Fuld pursued his 17-year old attacker, using his last conscious seconds to chase and shoot the terrorist … Continue reading GoFundMe Campaign Aims to Support Widow, Orphaned Children of Terror Victim Ari Fuld

Maine Health Department Prohibits Restaurant Giving Lobsters Marijuana

The Main Department of Health and Human Services is shutting down attempts by Charlotte’s Legendary Lobster Pound to relieve trauma to lobsters by getting them high before they are killed. Owner Charlotte Gill claims that she and her employees have successfully calmed lobsters before killing them by pumping marijuana vapor into the water in their holding … Continue reading Maine Health Department Prohibits Restaurant Giving Lobsters Marijuana

Ted Cruz Ties Beto O’Rourke to Hillary Clinton Over Support of Anti-2nd Amendment Justices 

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said Friday evening during a highly-anticipated debate against his Democrat Senate opponent Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) in Dallas, TX, that the progressive congressman — akin to Hillary Clinton — supports the appointment of Supreme Court Justices that would “effectively write the Second Amendment out of the Constitution.” (Watch: 16:07 – 18:07) [embedded content] A partial transcript is … Continue reading Ted Cruz Ties Beto O’Rourke to Hillary Clinton Over Support of Anti-2nd Amendment Justices 

Watch–Beto O’Rourke: Amnesty for 12M Illegal Aliens Necessary to Fill Jobs at Cotton Gins

Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) says amnesty for all of the estimated 12 million illegal aliens living in the United States is necessary in order to fill jobs at cotton gins and other blue-collar industries. During a debate on Friday night in Dallas, Texas, O’Rourke said he supported amnesty for all illegal aliens in the U.S. … Continue reading Watch–Beto O’Rourke: Amnesty for 12M Illegal Aliens Necessary to Fill Jobs at Cotton Gins

Politicians caught padding their resumes, from fake diplomas to biographical discrepancies

Several political candidates have been accused of padding their resumes as they hit the campaign trail in recent months.  (Julia Salazar for State Senate/Facebook) Within the past year, several political candidates have gone to great lengths to prove they’re worthy of election — even if that means exaggerating on their resumes to get ahead. From … Continue reading Politicians caught padding their resumes, from fake diplomas to biographical discrepancies