House Speaker Paul D. Ryan said Tuesday that the entire U.S. House will now face mandatory training to avoid sexual harassment and discrimination, moving to address the growing national scandal over behavior ranging from the boorish to the criminal. His comments came hours after a House committee held a hearing on harassment. Mr. Ryan said the House will now have a policy of mandatory training for every lawmaker and every staffer. “Our goal is not only to raise awareness, but also make abundantly clear that harassment in any form has no place in this institution,” he said.
In assessing the reliability of the Washington Post´s allegations against Judge Roy Moore, it is fair to ask whether the Post or its reporters have any skin in the game. That is, will they suffer significantly if the story turns out to be false? The answer is "no." The story is a free shot. If it succeeds in destroying Moore, the Post will be rewarded by its inside-the-Beltway significant others of both parties. If the story goes down in flames, then those S.O.s, who understand perfectly that the Post is a partisan warrior, will write it off as a good try
The most tiresome cliché of the climatistas is that “97 percent of scientists ‘believe’ in human caused climate change,” though I am always grateful for how they used the term “believe,” since the whole matter has taken on the attributes of religious commitment, if not fanaticism in many cases. The backup for this refrain is exceedingly weak. One study purporting to establish the “97 percent” consensus figure, from John Cook of the University of Queensland in Australia, does no such thing, which is obvious from reading just the abstract. (See my 2014 article in the Weekly Standard that goes through this
Senate GOP leaders said their tax reform bill will include repeal of Obamacare individual mandate The mandate requires most Americans to have some form of health coverage during the year or pay a tax penalty. An estimated 13 million fewer people would have insurance if the mandate were to be repealed, the Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) Senate Finance Committee to include repeal of individual mandate in tax bill 18 Mins Ago | 01:02 The proposed Republican tax reform bill will include repeal of Obamacare´s individual mandate requiring most Americans to have some form of health insurance or pay a tax penalty,
WASHINGTON – Emmy Award-winning actor Alan Alda of the television series M*A*S*H said it is “very hard” to make a connection between climate change and extreme weather events. Alda, who played Capt. Hawkeye Pierce on M*A*S*H, is currently running the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University. He was asked at a recent D.C. event to identify ways that scientists could better communicate the effects of climate change to the American public. Alda suggested that scientists make sure to “establish common ground between you and the person you are talking to” about climate change or related issues. Alda mentioned
Washington - U.S. lawmakers may have to pass another stop-gap spending bill in order to keep the federal government operating Dec. 8 when existing money runs out, U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan told reporters on Tuesday. Asked about the timing of the budget process and the measure now in place to fund government operations through early December at last year’s levels, Ryan told a news conference, “We might need a little bit more time to give the appropriators time to write their bill” for fiscal 2018 spending that would extend through next Sept. 30. Ryan said a temporary spending bill, if needed while the longer-term one is being
Famed engineer Marc Isambard Brunel lost a bid to design the US Capitol Building in Washington, DC, 224 years ago. Now, his design has been revealed after being tucked away in a large album in the Brunel family archive for more than 150 years. The drawing is tipped to sell at the auction in London on Wednesday for $19,600 (£15,000). Brunel, who went on to design the Thames Tunnel in London and was the father of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, submitted his plans to a committee which was appointed to choose the design for the Capitol Hill building in 1793. His
Republican Roy Moore is on the hot seat for alleged bad behavior around women and girls some 40 years ago. Why aren´t Democrats Joe Biden and Bob Menendez as well? Former vice president Biden, recall, has a long history of groping women, touching them inappropriately in public, making them obviously uncomfortable, as some of these photos show. Biden is in line as a top Democratic Party contender for the presidency, and nobody´s saying a thing about this. Substantially worse than Biden is Democratic senator Bob Menendez, now on trial in New Jersey for corruption. He´s been accused of having a penchant for
(Sara Stinson Tweet) Four people were killed and at least two children injured after a man opened fire at multiple locations in Northern California on Tuesday, authorities said. The suspected shooter, who was not immediately identified, was killed by officers. Authorities received 911 calls of shooting at multiple sites, including the Rancho Tehama Elementary School, Tuesday morning, Assistant Tehama County Sheriff Phil Johnston said. It was "very clear" early on that "we had a subject that was randomly picking targets," he said. Authorities were aware of a domestic violence incident reported by neighbors that involved the suspected
Black Christian Conservative Republican Lloyd Marcus here. I call upon all my fellow Christians not to abandon our brother Roy Moore who is running for U.S. Senate Alabama. Right before the election, 40-year-old sexual misconduct allegations have come out against Judge Moore, which he has denied. Judge Moore is hated by Leftists and establishment Republicans because he is an outspoken, character-driven Christian conservative; a faithful courageous defender of our Constitution, principles and values which have made America great. Moore elected to the U.S. Senate would be extremely helpful to Trump draining the swamp and making America great again. Judge Moore´s
The 23rd annual Conference of the Parties to the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change – dubbed COP23 – is being held in Bonn this week, with an "official" U.S. delegation mostly absent from the proceedings. A counter-culture delegation made the trip, but all of their activities are being held on the sidelines of the event. There was some U.S. participation in the formal proceedings. Notably, the president of the U.S. Energy Association, Barry Worthington, gave a speech making the commonsense point that fossil fuels are going to be a dominant source of energy for the foreseeable future,
Rancho Tehama, CA - At least three people are dead, including a suspected shooter, and multiple students are being treated after reported shootings at several scenes including Rancho Tehama Elementary School in Northern California, according to a Tehama County sheriff´s official. The official, who according to CBS affiliate KHSL addressed reporters near the scene, said deputies were first alerted to a shooting in Rancho Tehama at around 8 a.m. "That evolved to multiple victims and multiple shots at the school," the official said, adding that he´s been told the suspected shooter was shot and killed by law enforcement.
NBC Universal Senior Vice President for Booking, News & Entertainment, Matt Zimmerman, has been fired for sexual misconduct. “We have recently learned that Matt Zimmerman engaged in inappropriate conduct with more than one woman at NBCU, which violated company policy. As a result he has been dismissed,” a company spokesperson told TheWrap. Zimmerman was promoted to VP of booking back in 2014 to some fanfare. In a note to staff, “We are fortunate to have such great talent engaged in booking exclusive, powerful interviews across NBC News,” then NBC News President Deborah Turness wrote in a memo to staff, TVNewser
In the midst of the quondam Russia Investigation that seems to have been going on since the Peloponnesian War, our president tweeted out the following. When will all the haters and fools out there realize that having a good relationship with Russia is a good thing, not a bad thing. There always playing politics - bad for our country. I want to solve North Korea, Syria, Ukraine, terrorism, and Russia can greatly help! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 12, 2017 Shortly thereafter, Andrew McCarthy, a man I respect immensely and who only the day before had posted a brilliant article virtually eviscerating
The sexual harassment and assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein that rocked Hollywood and sparked a flurry of allegations in other American industries, as well as the political arena, are reaching far beyond U.S. borders. Emboldened by the women, and men, who have spoken up, the "Weinstein Effect" is rippling across the globe. Nearly half of the "#metoo" mentions since the movement has been launched have come from outside the U.S., and decades-old accusations have led to the downfall of some of those countries´ most powerful men. Here´s a look at where the fallout — and the falls — have reverberated most
Video released by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office shows a bus attendant allegedly abusing a special needs child on a school bus. Brenda Nelson, 65, was arrested on a child abuse charge Thursday. According to her arrest affidavit, an investigation started last week after someone reported seeing her hit a student on the bus coming from Doris Sanders Learning Center in Lakeland. Deputies say but surveillance video shows Nelson not only hit the restrained student in the head with her open palm, but also grab the girl by her hair and violently shake her back and forth. District officials interviewed Nelson about the
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Removal Operations (ERO) officers arrested 25 illegal immigrants in Long Island, New York – 24 were convicted of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. One of those is an MS-13 member. ERO officers arrested one other person for an immigration violation. The illegal aliens arrested during the six-day “Operation Secure Streets” sweep are being detained pending the finalization of immigration removal proceedings. The criminal illegal aliens who are already subject to outstanding deportation orders, or who re-entered after being deported, can be removed from the country immediately. Officials made these arrests in Nassau
In 2015, Kate Steinle was gunned downed on Pier 14 in San Francisco by an illegal alien with five felony convictions, and last week he went on trial for his heinous act. He was in our country because the city of San Francisco, among a growing number of others, is a sanctuary city. Elected officials instruct police and law enforcement to ignore federal immigration law. This anti-American phenomenon must be stopped, and here in Florida we’re doing something about it. The truth is, something should have already been done. Unfortunately, California responded to that tragedy recently by declaring itself a sanctuary state
Known for his insightful take on politics, journalist and author Thomas Wictor believes Judge Roy Moore’s signature in Gloria Allred accuser Beverly Young Nelson’s yearbook is a forgery. (Photo) The sevens in 1977 to the right of “Christmas,” are very different from the sevens in the date (12-22-77) above “Old Hickory House.” “Look at the two versions of the number “7,” tweeted Wictor. “”12-22-77” and “Olde Hickory House” were written by a different person,” he added. Next, Wictor points out “the “R” and “y” in “Roy,”” are not written the same way. The inflection of the “Y” is more pronounced
Three UCLA basketball players who were arrested in China for allegedly shoplifting while their team was in the country for a tournament last week were released and placed on a flight home Tuesday, Fox News confirmed. UCLA Men´s Basketball players LiAngelo Ball, Jalen Hill and Cody Riley were arrested after being accused of stealing designer sunglasses from a Louis Vuitton store next to the team’s hotel in Hangzhou. They boarded a plane on Tuesday and are headed back to Los Angeles. The rest of the team flew back last Saturday. Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott said Tuesday the matter "has been
Matt Drudge, the man behind one of the Internet´s most famous sites, The Drudge Report, blasted the Washington Post, after the paper accused Drudge of linking to and using Russian propaganda sites. According to a rather desperate WaPo article, seemingly designed to link the conservative news site to Russian sources, Drudge "regularly" linked to sites like Infowars, Russia Today, and Sputnik news, that often traffic in Russian propaganda. But WaPo´s earth-shattering revelation about Drudge seems less incendiary when you look at the numbers. Each of those sites had only a handful of links each during 2016 - and Drudge linked
European Islamist scion Tariq Ramadan was banned from the U.S. by the Bush administration in February 2004 for his financial support of a charity that funded terrorist groups. In January 2010, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton overturned that ban. Clinton personally approved a visa for the controversial grandson of the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood. Now, Tariq Ramadan is facing multiple accusations of rape and sexual assault of minors. Hillary Clinton´s visa for Tariq Ramadan was seen as part of the new Obama administration policy of embracing more hardcore Islamists. The New York Times reported in 2010: "Six years after using the Patriot
TAMPA — A 60-year-old man was shot and killed before dawn Tuesday morning in Seminole Heights, the fourth victim in a series of killings in the neighborhood that started last month, Tampa police said. The victim was identified as Ronald Felton, 60, of Tampa, an unemployed construction worker who volunteered several times a week at a food bank near the shooting scene. Police Chief Brian Dugan said police received reports of shots fired at 4:51 a.m. near Nebraska Avenue and E McBerry Street. Investigators believe the shooting is connected to the three previous slayings in Southeast Seminole Heights. "It’s very unfortunate here that we’ve
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Monday called on Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore to step aside, hours after a new accuser came forward alleging Moore sexually assaulted her when she was a teenager. “If he continues this will not end well for Mr. Moore,” Graham tweeted. (Snip) Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), on Monday called for Moore to “step aside,” and was followed by Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) and others. Some have suggested rallying a write-in campaign around Sen. Luther Strange (R-Ala.), who lost to Moore in a primary runoff in September.
The ´socialist´ doctor charged with cracking Senator Rand Paul´s ribs in a crunching blindside tackle may have harbored a secret grudge against his GOP neighbor for spoiling his lakeside views and ´devaluing´ his home, DailyMail.com can reveal. Rene Boucher, 59, told Paul in the wake of the mauling that he hadn´t been able to sell his $740,000 house for ten years because the congressman´s trees were ´in the way´. It´s believed Boucher was referring to woodland at the back of Paul´s property that blocks the doctor´s views of the picturesque private lake that forms the centerpiece of their upscale gated
Caitlin Flanagan at the Atlantic is horrified. The bill for defending Bill Clinton came in. The price is her silence as Judge Roy Moore stands accused of touching a 14-year-old girl back n the 1970s. Just like all the Hollywood apologists for Roman Polanski, Flanagan and her fellow feminists have absolutely no moral standing in this case.