Pelosi visit sparks fury in Parkland victim’s father, slams Democrats for failing his daughter: ‘Go to Hell’

The father of a Parkland school victim slammed Democrats for their gun control plans if they take back the House in the November elections. Andrew Pollack, the father of 18-year-old Meadow who was killed in the February massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, minced no words, telling Democrats they could “go to hell” for failing his daughter and the other victims. (Image: screenshot)   Pollack was reacting to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s visit with Parkland students and parents in South Florida earlier this week, as she called the anti-gun activists a “blessing to our country,” and promised...

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Russian Woman Charged With Interference in US Elections

Elena Khusyaynova, 44, is accused of attempting to “sow discord” Friday, a Russian woman was charged for allegedly interfering in US elections, including the 2018 midterms. The Department of Justice indicated that the criminal charges are not indicative of interference to the degree that electoral outcomes were swayed. Elena Khusyaynova, 44, is accused of attempting to “sow discord”, “as part of a conspiracy that exploited thousands of social media accounts and emails that claimed to be owned by U.S. residents, authorities said,” reports CNBC. Russian national charged with interfering in 2018 election from CNBC. CNBC has more: A Russian...

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Tom Friedman doubles down on magical thinking

To figure how not to think about events in the Middle East, it’s often useful to consult Tom Friedman. Yesterday, Friedman appeared on PBS with Christiane Amanpour to discuss the murder of Jamal Khashoggi. Friedman looks like a fool in the wake of the murder because last year he wrote a gushing column praising Mohammed bin Salman (MBS), Saudi Arabia’s powerful crown prince, for implementing a “top-down Arab spring.” Friedman later went so far as to direct profanity at those who criticized him for this stance. Amanpour asked Friedman about his praise of MBS in view of the crown prince’s probable involvement in the murder of Khashoggi. Friedman prefaced his answer by saying he wanted to address this on Amanpour’s program, as opposed (I assume) to a regular cable news show, because the question requires time to answer. Friedman is right that there’s no short explanation for his failure to get MBS right. As it turned out, though, there’s no coherent satisfactory long explanation, either. Friedman said he always knew there was a big upside and big downside to Khashoggi. He hoped the big upside would prevail. That it hasn’t is due, according to Friedman, to dark forces that, behind closed doors, managed to gain sway over MBS. Dark forces influencing Saudi policy? Who could have foreseen that? But how, Amanpour wanted to know, should the U.S. proceed if...

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No, really, why does Ben Sasse want to be a senator?

I have little to add to this Philip Klein piece from a few days ago. I offer it to you because I know the question he asks has occurred to you before, just as it’s occurred to everyone who’s heard Sasse discuss his job over the past few years. Why does this guy hold the job he does? Until recently, when Sasse pushed an ethics-reform package, he hadn’t made any bright legislative marks. He clearly disdains what the Senate has become, for understandable reasons. His contempt for what his party has become has driven him to the point of...

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Illegal Caravans Encouraged by Honduras and Soros

AMERICAN THINKER: Just in time for the midterms, another “spontaneous” migration from Central America began with a bevy of allegedly oppressed and downtrodden Hondurans leading the way. Pressured by a threat from President Trump to cut aid to Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador if the caravan is not stopped, some moves by these governments have been made. Yet evidence exists that these migrations are not spontaneous, with both of the governments in question encouraging them as a political and economic safety valve and a source of foreign currency, financed in part by foreign leftists with connections to George Soros....

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Remember All the Stories That Were Going to End Trump?

RUSH: It’s amazingly Russian collusion stories disappeared from the media’s radar. The only thing I compare it with is how gun control completely disappeared, too. Amazing? Gun control gone, Russian collusion gone, and yet Russian collusion was going to be how the Democrats would win the House back! Remember? What happened to it, hmm? Must not have been any, hmm? At least by Trump and the Republicans, hmm? BREAK TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Let’s review some things that were in the news 24/7. And the reason they were in the news 24/7, because this was how the Drive-By Media, working with...

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McCaskill’s husband was accused of abuse by ex-wife

In this Nov. 6, 2012 file photo, Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., touches the face of her husband, Joseph Shepard, while declaring victory in the Missouri Senate race in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill’s husband was accused of domestic violence by his ex-wife, and his company once victim-blamed a woman who sued for sexual misconduct, Fox News has learned. A graphic protection order once filed by Joseph Shepard’s ex-wife even alleged he hit her, tripped her and “peed on” her. Shepard, who married McCaskill in 2002, has come under increasing scrutiny amid media reports detailing his financial...

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Major @Facebook Shareholders Join Call To Boot Mark Zuckerberg As Chairman

Mark Zuckerberg’s forehead is likely a little more moist than usual this afternoon. On Wednesday, several major public funds issued a statement backing a push to remove the Facebook founder from his position as chairman of the board. Amid countless scandals and a steadily dropping stock price, the effort would be all but certain to succeed at any other company. This morning, the state treasurers of Rhode Island, Illinois, and Pennsylvania joined forces with the comptroller of New York City to sign on to a proposal first issued by Trillium Asset Management in June. Between them, the officials control hundreds of billions of...

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Nancy Pelosi says ‘collateral damage’ may be necessary for some who don’t ‘share our view’

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi warned a New York audience that Americans who do not agree with the Democrat Party may suffer “collateral damage.” Pelosi’s remarks came in a sometimes rambling monologue delivered in New York City on Sunday where she was being interviewed by left-wing New York Times columnist, Paul Krugman. “We have to have total clarity about what we do, when it comes to everything — a woman’s right to choose, gay marriage … whether it’s about immigration, whether it’s about gun safety, whether it’s about climate …,” the California Democrat said, sometimes stumbling over her own words. Krugman,...

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Poland Signs US Gas Deal to Ease Dependence on Russia

The deal “better than the terms on which Poland was currently buying gas from Russia,” official polish sources say. Poland has signed a long-term gas deal to buy natural gas from the United States to ease its reliance on Moscow. Polish state-run energy company PGNiG signed a 20-year supply contract with Louisiana-based Venture Global LNG. “Today we can fulfill our efforts to improve the sovereignty, security, and competitiveness of our gas sector,” Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki told reporters on Wednesday. Under the deal that comes into effect in 2022, Poland will import 2 million tons of liquefied natural gas each...

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The Democrats’ Leftward March

Years ago, back in the early 1980s, I had a conservative friend in England who liked to say, “The great thing about America is that you either vote Tory or you vote Tory,” meaning that the Carter-Mondale Democratic Party of that time wasn’t very far to the left at all. I tried to explain why American conservatives didn’t see it that way, but you have to understand that from his point of view, with a Labour Party committed then to pacifist disarmament to the Soviet Union and full socialism at home, it made some rough sense. And to be sure, Bill Clinton, for all of his duplicitous politics and appalling personal behavior, yanked the Democrats back to the center on economic policy, such that today the left hates on Clinton for being (along with Tony Blair) a “neoliberal,” which is about the worst thing you can be called on a college campus these days. It is popular on the left these days to charge that the polarization and bitterness of today’s politics is entirely the fault of Republicans, who, the thesis runs, have steadily lurched to the right since 1980. This is the thesis, for example, of my old pals Norm Ornstein and Tom Mann, such as in this article in The Atlantic. This thesis relies in part on the work of several political scientists who purport to measure...

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Disney Princess movies are now problematic

This week there have been stories about two different Hollywood actresses who both find Disney Princess movies to be problematic in some way. Once celebrities are talking about it, it’s sure to become a trend if it wasn’t one already. First up is actress Keira Knightley who told Ellen Degeneres that she doesn’t allow her daughters to watch Cinderella or the Little Mermaid. From the BBC: Knightley told Ellen DeGeneres that 1950’s Cinderella “waits around for a rich guy to rescue her. Don’t! Rescue yourself. Obviously!” She said of Little Mermaid: “I mean, the songs are great, but do...

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Rush on Hannity for the Full Hour

HANNITY: We are in the studios of Rush Limbaugh. First, I want to congratulate you: 30 years talk radio, the king of talk radio and going stronger than ever. RUSH: It’s amazing. It really is. You know, I’m enjoying it as much as I ever have, if not more so. I get more thrills from it, I get more satisfaction from it than I’ve ever had. If you would have told me 30 years ago or even 40 when I was dreaming about this, that by the time I reached 65 that it would be more competitive than ever,...

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Ocasio-Cortez refuses to endorse Bernie Sanders 2020 run

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Democratic socialist congressional candidate who has spent weeks campaigning with fellow socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders, on Thursday refused to endorse his prospective candidacy in the 2020 presidential race. Ocasio-Cortez, 29, worked as an organizer for Sanders’ failed presidential campaign in 2016 before winning in a surprise upset over longtime establishment Rep. Joe Crowley, D-N.Y., in the state’s 14th Congressional District primary in May. “She’ll see what the field looks like,” Corbin Trent, Ocasio-Cortez’s communications director, said in an interview with Politico. “She’s focused on 2018, [Bernie’s] focused on 2018. We’re all focused on 2018.” For his part, the...

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Gillum says he stopped campaigning, but he really didn’t

Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum announced early Thursday morning that he was back on the campaign trail. Gillum took pause from campaigning to lend support to the Hurricane Michael recovery effort in the panhandle, but did he really take time off the campaign trail? It appears that Gillum got back on the campaign trail days before he announced he did. Let’s look at Gillum’s Twitter feed to see exactly what he was up to post Hurricane. October 11, 2018—Hurricane Michael strikes Florida Gillum was all hands on deck and working in his official mayoral capacity October 12, 2018  Gillum...

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Trump Threatens To Send Military To Block Honduran Migrant Caravan

This is the second time a caravan of migrants have gotten together and seem intent on pushing towards and across the US/Mexico border.  As a result of the news, President Donald Trump has threatened to send the military to the border to block them. Reuters reports on the caravan. More Honduran migrants tried to join a caravan of several thousand trekking through Guatemala on Wednesday, defying calls by authorities not to make the journey after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to cut off regional aid in reprisal. The caravan has been growing steadily since it left the violent Honduran...

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‘Strong evidence’? Warren coverage sparks feisty battle between former CNN commentator & network chief

A former CNN political commentator sparked an intense debate with a senior executive at the network over their coverage of Sen. Elizabeth Warren‘s ancestry. CNN vice president of communications, Matt Dornic, slammed Buck Sexton, the host of The Hill TV, on Tuesday, accusing him of “shoveling sh** on Twitter to score cheap points.” Sexton tweeted Tuesday that CNN was “blatantly complicit in the massive, unforced error Warren pulled yesterday,” referring to the Massachusetts Democrat announcing the results of a DNA test which showed “strong evidence” of Native American ancestry. It’s a good thing CNN wasnt blatantly complicit in the massive, unforced...

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Feinstein ‘Absolutely’ Will Reopen Kavanaugh Investigation If Dems Retake Senate

During a debate, Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) said she approves of reopening the sexual assault investigation against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh if the Democrats win the Senate. From The Washington Post: “Oh, I’d be in favor of opening up the allegations. Absolutely,” Feinstein said. Kavanaugh’s confirmation proceedings were roiled by allegations of decades-old misconduct from three women, including Christine Blasey Ford, who testified to the Judiciary Committee that a drunken Kavanaugh assaulted her while both were in high school. Kavanaugh vigorously denied all allegations.  Feinstein’s opponent Kevin de Léon agreed with her and...

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Rooney moves DC United to verge of playoffs

When Wayne Rooney joined DC United this summer, some folks wondered whether he would play hard or was just in it for the pay check. Others wondered whether he had enough left to make a difference even playing hard. These people hadn’t been paying attention. Anyone familiar with Rooney’s playing career knows what a fierce competitor he is. And, as I noted here, during the 2017-18 English Premier League season, Rooney was one of the better players on a mid-table Everton team. The better players on a team in England’s second-tier league normally are capable of making a splash...

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Evergreen State College’s enrollment is both better and worse than expected

How can it be both? Well, that requires a bit of explanation. In September a professor at the school named Mike Paros wrote that there would be less than 300 freshmen at the school this year. I was one of the first to write about Paros’ claim and it spread quickly. Two days after that story circulated, the official Evergreen Twitter account tweeted this: We estimate we will have 350 new freshmen this year, and new student enrollment of 700 to 735, bringing us to about 3100 students this academic year. We’re a vibrant learning community, focused on the...

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Stoned Driver Crash Risk Grows as Legal Pot Spreads in the U.S.

BLOOMBERG: As the push to legalize marijuana gains momentum, so is evidence that more permissive policies on the drug are putting motorists at risk. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found, in a study to be released on Thursday, that traffic accidents are rising in states that have legalized recreational marijuana. That followed stark warnings from the National Transportation Safety Board, which on Tuesday issued several recommendations to combat drug-impaired driving. “The last thing in the world that we want is to introduce another legal substance where we may be adding to that toll and to the carnage on...

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El Rushbo Blows Up the Khashoggi Apple Watch Narrative

RUSH: Snerdley came to me today. He said, “You know what? You don’t even know what you did yesterday, do you?” I said, “Well, yeah, I have a good memory, and I remember what I did.” “No. You don’t know. You don’t remember what you did with your watch story.” I said, “You mean about Khashoggi?” He said, “Yeah.” I said, “Well, what do you mean?” “You blew up the entire intelligence community excuse or story for having evidence of how Khashoggi died. “They were out there saying that they were probably gonna get proof of his interrogation and...

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Protester filmed screaming ‘I hate Ted Cruz,’ tearing up signs in Houston neighborhood

A vandal screaming “I hate Ted Cruz” was caught on camera tearing up the Texas senator’s campaign signs in a Houston neighborhood while being confronted by a pro-Cruz resident. “I’m just gonna take them down,” the man calmly says at the start of the video as he begins going after the Cruz campaign yard signs in the Montrose neighborhood of Houston, Texas. Alfredo Ramos, who posted the encounter on social media, can be heard telling the man that the sign was his property. Ramos told Fox News that the incident started after the man in the video cheered on a homeless person for tearing down his sign and “threw a small American flag on the street.” “As I went to reinstall the sign and flag, the guy decided to walk across the street from our local coffee shop to initiate the confrontation,” Ramos continued. “This culture of intolerance and behavior of aggressive confrontation is getting out of hand. What I want to remind people is that your vote is your voice. No need to go nuts.” The vandal backs off and goes for a sign across the road. Ramos warns the man against destroying his neighbor’s property, saying he’s a “gun owner.” “Oh. I’m a gun owner, too,” the man replied. “If you guys shoot me over that, that would be great. That would be really, like — an appropriate response,” he says...

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Fed Will Continue To Hike Interest Rates Despite Criticism

The Federal Reserve has indicated that they will continue to hike up interest rates in spite of criticism from president Donald Trump and others who see the hike as damaging to the economy.  The Feds officials are dedicated to the belief that rising rates will contribute to a more stable economy. If you have student loans, credit card debt, or a home equity line of credit, you may be seeing the cost of those loans jump up yet again.  A summary of the September 25-26 Federal Open Market Committee session reflected both confidence in the rate of economic growth...

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