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Roy Moore declines to debate Dem opponent
The Hill [DC], by Julia Manchester

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 11/10/2017 4:22:03 AM

Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore (R) has turned down an opportunity to debate his opponent, Doug Jones (D), because the differences between the two candidates are "crystal clear," according to Moore´s campaign. "While we appreciate the invitation from WHNT, the differences between the two candidates are crystal clear," Moore´s campaign chairman, Bill Armistead, said in a statement to WHNT-TV in northern Alabama. The CBS affiliate said on Wednesday that Moore´s campaign had declined to debate Jones, adding that the station would have allowed both campaigns to agree on a preferred format and offered six potential dates between Nov. 27 and Dec. 7. "We


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Reply 1 - Posted by: miceal, 11/10/2017 4:46:53 AM     (No. 11447521)

Good. Stand on your record Judge Moore and let your opponents be damned...!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: winnie1, 11/10/2017 5:40:35 AM     (No. 11447533)

This Roy Moore is carrying too much baggage. Time to go I think he is insane. I also think if these allegations against him on these sexual activities are true he is cooked. I wouldn´t put this scandal was cooked up by Mitch McConnell who hates this man. And I´m sure Mitch finds Moore not worthy to join his elitist Senate Club.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 11/10/2017 6:00:22 AM     (No. 11447541)

A true dilemma this is.
The Left is not above creating scandal from whole cloth yet if true then Moore must demure.
The very late nature of the charge is suspicious. The Left has all but eliminated the future of non-violent political civility.
When the balance of the Senate is at stake the Left has a long and nasty record of trumped up scandal and trickery. It´s not helpful that sexual abuse is the ´crime du jur´.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: califedup, 11/10/2017 6:24:06 AM     (No. 11447548)

Seems that if these allegations are true, Turtle Mitch McConnell and his swamp minions would have played this smear card during the primary. Probably Turtle Neck McConnell never thought Moore would win the primary.

McConnell and the communist party democrats, who are his natural allies in the swamp sharing the same common goal, cooked this one up out of desperation. Certainly reveals that McConnell, McCain, Flake, and the rest of the republicans are absolutely no different that the communist democrat party which is the sworn enemy of we the people. Look how they are trying to force Moore out without a single shred of evidence beyond what is being alleged about acts many, many years ago.

Remember what they did to Herman Cain and as soon as he dropped out nothing was ever heard from his accusers. This reeks of the same despicable tactics.

This looks like a smear job.

McConnell has to go.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: turninggrey, 11/10/2017 6:35:32 AM     (No. 11447553)

I think that anyone who gives these allegations any credibility is an idiot. The left has proven itself over and over to lie. Even the folks saying "if these things are true......" are being used as useful idiots. At this point we need to stick behind this guy because if we go the "old route" of demanding perfection, we fall into the worn out trap of the left.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Spidey, 11/10/2017 6:56:36 AM     (No. 11447558)

Moore might be OK. I just heard his 3 accusers are backing off some of their claims and none have said he sexually assaulted them. No to defend this kind of activity but older men and young girls were common in the south back then. I´m sure you all heard of Jerry Lee Lewis,an early pioneer in the rock and roll era.IIRC,he married his underage cousin an dit didn´t hurt his career one bit.Goodness gracious,great balls of fire.

The log end of this you´re going to see i to get harder and harder to get someone to run for public office. Liberal women may benefit in the age of a male white privilege backlash.I mean a black woman from Somalia was just elected mayor in a town in Montana.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: earlybird, 11/10/2017 7:01:26 AM     (No. 11447562)

Moore has been a public figure for some years. Where were these accusers then? The Dems are masters at oppo research and use of anything they turn up. Or have manufactured.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: earlybird, 11/10/2017 7:03:18 AM     (No. 11447564)

BTW, the accusations against Moore would mean nothing to the Dems. Look at Weiner. Menendez. Clinton. These accusations are intended to hit Moore’s conservative base, the Christian right. When it comes to moral issues, just a whiff sends them running. Never mind proof.

Think about it...

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Reply 9 - Posted by: StormCnter, 11/10/2017 7:13:47 AM     (No. 11447573)

The defense of others do it too and they are worse is no defense at all. Judge Moore either did this or he did not. He is furiously denying the charge. That gal better have some proof. But will the hint of scandal be enough to lose that seat in Alabama? The polls are close.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Envirodude, 11/10/2017 7:16:34 AM     (No. 11447575)

McConnell, McCain, and the other gang of morons that are demanding him step down should, themselves, step down when these are proven false.

I am done with the republicans. Let them burn in Hades.


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Reply 11 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 11/10/2017 7:22:31 AM     (No. 11447587)

This thing of sexual misconduct is disgusting. And on the democratic side we have BJ, Anthony Weiner, Weinstein, John Podesta, Bob Menendez, John Young, Allan Howe, and...

WHy do they do it? Because they can and without remorse.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: LadyVet, 11/10/2017 7:31:01 AM     (No. 11447593)

The Post was advertising for stories. The reporter has an irresponsible background. The accuser has a very shady background. The Dems obviously knew the WaPo story was coming and timed their demand for a debate so that Moore would look like he was ducking the charges. This is all very coordinated. The Dem has probably done much worse stuff, but we are are not trying to peep in his window or do a body cavity search.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: fed-up, 11/10/2017 7:31:28 AM     (No. 11447595)

It is of no use to point out the hypocrisy of the left. What is worth noting is the response of the GOP members that were quick to jump on the bandwagon. Of course, it´s a disgusting story! But.. I don´t for one minute think that this would have been used against him before now as controversial as he has been over the years. I mean come on!

To wait until it is too late to get another candidate on the ballot proves the set up to me.. If we lose the senate because of this, or lose any votes, its beyond dirty tricks. Maybe Sessions should set down and reclaim his Senate seat? Can he do that?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: jinx, 11/10/2017 7:32:29 AM     (No. 11447597)

I had a thought. Didn´t Prince Charles marry Princess Diana when he was 30 and she was 19? No one thought he was a dirty old man. He had to have been dating her when she was 18. Older Hollywood men have been dating and hooking up with very young girls for a long time. Why is that ok. I don´t believe the rumor that is being put out but I´m just saying.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Udanja99, 11/10/2017 7:51:59 AM     (No. 11447616)

#8, it didn’t work with Trump and it probably won’t work with Alabama Christians. After all, Moore is the one who tried to defy the removal of the Ten Commandments from the courthouse where he worked. Christians won’t fall for this smear.

As to the debate - why should Moore subject himself to a bunch of leftist “moderators” armed with bundles of Gotcha questions for him and softballs for his opponent?

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Reply 16 - Posted by: dolphin, 11/10/2017 7:53:22 AM     (No. 11447618)

We are reliving the Salem Witch Trials. Made-up stories. Things taken out of context. Mass hysteria.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: dman, 11/10/2017 8:10:03 AM     (No. 11447626)

Judge Moore is smart not to give his Democrat opponent any opportunity to further give voice to the smear against him.

As with the Luther Strange "money dunp" primary runoff: the good people of Alabama know how to handle this smear. Since the accusations cannot be resolved before December 12: vote for Judge Moore if you had been inclined to do so before the accusations broke.

That will be a protest against the smear and those who are promulgating it - Jeff Bezos, Mitch McConnell, John McCain, Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, and other RINOs, Democrats, and press lackeys (all of whom are simply the Establishment who hate Judge Moore´s independent Christianity).

Then let things play out after the election. If Moore loses, then the Establishment wins again, regardless of the truth in this, and the Democrats will pick up the seat. If Moore wins, then let justice prevail. If the accusations prove true, then Moore will be removed and Governor Ivey (R) can appoint another Republican to hold the seat (Mo Brooks would still be available /s). If the accusations are frivolous and/or malicious, then they will magically "disappear", as with previous political smears.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: chillijilli, 11/10/2017 8:11:44 AM     (No. 11447627)

The GOP should just shut up and stand united---using a technique the Demos have perfected. During the entire Clinton impeachment they never once wavered. They refused to discuss it. It didn´t matter if they were establishment Demos or off-the-wall nutcase radical liberals---they just stayed united.
But the Republicans? One orchestrated attempt at smear after another and they run TO the microphones, elbowing each other out for sound bites of indignation and moral outrage.
We will apparently never learn.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: OBX Pete, 11/10/2017 8:17:00 AM     (No. 11447628)

Only two people know if this accusation is true or false.....he and she. There seems to be more and more of these charges being thrown about these days. I would suggest that the accuser be able to prove, beyond doubt, what they are saying. False accusations can ruin a persons life and if proof cannot be presented the accuser should be sued to the limit for defamation of character. It seems that the demoncrats are masters of the art when it comes to falsely charging opponents with being racists, hatemongers, sex perverts, etc. It is time to put a stop to these mere rumors or accusations. Huge lawsuits may be the answer !!!

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Reply 20 - Posted by: gone2pot, 11/10/2017 10:39:20 AM     (No. 11447649)

Why now?

When this could have been done during the primaries, the GOP would have to take the risk of the story being proven false or like Trump´s locker room interview, could have been dismissed by the voters the same way it was dismissed by Trump voters. They couldn´t risk that. Remember, the GOP wanted Hillary and still does. The GOP would rather have the Marxist instead of a conservative and especially instead of a constitutional conservative.

Funny how Juanita Broadrick and all the other bimbo eruptions are inconsequential and this 30 some year old accusation is the absolute truth. Funny how the atheist, antifa, Bernie supporter, occupy murderers and attackers are not to be exposed or discussed and are also inconsequential as well. But if you simply disagree with a Marxist leader, you are a hater, racist, violent, whatever-aphobic, and must be eliminated from society. I wonder why that is.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: JediJerry, 11/10/2017 10:46:34 AM     (No. 11447665)

But Bill Clinton set the standard of sexual misconduct acceptability. Whaaaaahappened?! It’s only sex, who cares? No big deal. Remember the string line of defenders on tv around the clock defending BJ and his sexual misconduct issues which were real and true? If the same standards were being insisted on then as they are now, then he would have been forced to step aside before being impeached. This entire situation is produced and promoted by Mitch McConnell who is stopping to a new low to out a threat to his power base and get Luther Strange on the ballot. You can tell he’s responsible by the way all of his Senator Tino Progressive buddy’s gladly run to a tv camera and mic and spew the issued talking points. It’s shameful and disgusting and another reason to drain Mitch The Swamp Creature. I’m going to donate some hard earned $ to Roy’s campaign. We can not let the enemy win. Let’s roll.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Udanja99, 11/10/2017 10:57:44 AM     (No. 11447684)

I just donated. Roymoore.org

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Robert Jones, 11/10/2017 11:18:06 AM     (No. 11447707)

How did this come out now after all those years? Would appear the FBI and the deep state played a roll.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: p51dmustang, 11/10/2017 11:30:16 AM     (No. 11447736)

Until the Rats can answer

Who perpetrated these improprieties, and who is the accuser;

What actually happened,

When did this crime occur and who witnessed it or was told about the crime at the time,

Where did it occur and where were the parents?

All of these claims will need to be verified under oath. Until then these lies and smears are fake accusations.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: little guy, 11/10/2017 11:35:46 AM     (No. 11447746)

In his 40+ career going all the way back to Assistant D.A, then running for judge and a Senate primary etc. not a peep about this. Really?? So ONE person can derail a man´s career? We´re going to grant that power to the left? Not me.

I say run and hold the seat for the Republicans and if there is any real proof, then he´ll need to resign and the governor can appoint another Republican. The Left wants to win at all costs and they want this seat! Screw ´em.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua, 11/10/2017 11:41:55 AM     (No. 11447759)

Just remember, it is now considered sexual assault to merely touch a woman. Look what happened to Bush I. This is what political correctness gets you. They have made all sexual assault accusations questionable.

What is happening to Roy Moore is complete utter BS. What is happening to Moore is nothing more than theatre put together by our ´ruling´ class that doesn´t like him and wants to destroy him.

This happened 35 years ago. If it was investigated back then, nothing happened, and case closed. If she never came forward, she decided to move on without pursuing it. Now she changes her mind 35 years later? How much money was she paid?

Don´t buy this for a second.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: happy conservative, 11/10/2017 1:44:25 PM     (No. 11447875)

This is the same bullying as impeachment of our President. Aren´t we tired of DC picking winners and losers? Now the Establishment is trying to force Luther Strange as a write-in candidate. Judge Moore needs to stay the course--NEVA GIVE UP if these accusations are untrue. The timing is Dan Rather-ish.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: redwhite&blue2, 11/10/2017 3:41:58 PM     (No. 11447978)

Russian Collusion?...Nope
Sex with a 14 year old?...Nope

You American liberal idiots believe any BS that the devil left throws out there..

I call it...Trolling for Dumbasses!

And damn if it doesn´t WORK!

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Reply 29 - Posted by: harleynyc, 11/10/2017 3:43:50 PM     (No. 11447979)

BREAKING! Roy Moore’s Accuser Worked for Democratic Leaders and Is Actively Campaigning for Moore’s Opponent- https://activistmommy.com/breaking-roy-moores-accuser-worked-democratic-leaders-actively-campaigning-moores-opponent/

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Reply 30 - Posted by: paperpuncher, 11/10/2017 3:45:44 PM     (No. 11447982)

OK, there seems to be a lot of McConnell bashing going on here. We should not forget we would not have The Supreme Court now if it were not for McConnell taking a stand and sticking with it for almost a year.

The man also fought hard and used evert tactic at available while Obama and the rats had the Senate.

I´m not a big fan either. But, how about we cut the man a break. Geese

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Reply 31 - Posted by: saguni, 11/10/2017 4:05:22 PM     (No. 11448010)

Poster #3: It´s not helpful that sexual abuse is the ´crime du jur´.

The situation with all these women claiming sexual assault is reaching the level of claiming "you are racist!"

As a survivor, I think any wom--person who reports an assault should be "heard" and the crime/perpetrator investigated...when the assault happens. Waiting decades does not improve one´s credibility, why wasn´t it reported earlier?

In this specific case, I heard on the radio this morning that WaPo sent 2 female reporters to badger the "victim" until she agreed to claim the event happened. If true, it would seem to me that Roy Moore might have a case against WaPo and the individual reporters.

If I were in Roy Moore´s position, I would only agree to debate if I had veto over who could be the moderator, I wouldn´t even consider a LIEberal journalist.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 11/10/2017 4:26:29 PM     (No. 11448037)

Smear job.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: StormCnter, 11/10/2017 4:27:12 PM     (No. 11448038)

Futile effort, #30. I´ve tried, too.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: rocco49, 11/10/2017 5:22:45 PM     (No. 11448093)

"McConnell bashing".."Cut the man a break"...
"I´ve tried too"....

Someone opened a portal to the HuffPo!

McConnell is a swamp rat!

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Reply 35 - Posted by: starboard, 11/10/2017 6:28:55 PM     (No. 11448134)

It´s funny how money comes knocking on the women´s door just at the right time to smear a leading Republican politician.

Here are a few simple questions:
If true, was this women 14 years old but said she was 16 years old? Was she promiscuous? Why did she go back a second time? Why didn´t she come forward sooner?
What is her economic status? What is her record? Why should we believe her?
Who is she?

I have no doubt this was a well planned set up. Democrats are pros on how to play the set up card. Funny how this story broke right after Tuesday´s election. They couldn´t wait to get it out.

Judge Roy Moore has no choice but to go for broke at this point. Resigning is for punks and losers and we have enough of them in the party. I believe he could win if he convinces Alabamans he´s innocent and money comes pouring in from around the country. Additionally, he gets a backlash that this was a set up by the Democrats. Remember Paul Wellstone. And most of all, Moore can really win if Trump supports him and pounds the hell out of the fake news junkies.

Another angle. Today, I heard Rush say, what if Trump fires Sessions and he goes back to Alabama and reclaims his Senate seat. Is that possible?...Interesting scenario!!

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Reply 36 - Posted by: redwhite&blue2, 11/10/2017 7:30:19 PM     (No. 11448189)

McConnell is the LOWEST rated member of the Senate, #30 and #33!!!!

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WASHINGTON- President Donald Trump relentlessly congratulates himself for the healthy state of the U.S. economy, with its steady growth, low unemployment, busier factories and confident consumers.But in the year since Trump´s inauguration, most analysts tend to agree on this: The economy remains essentially the same sturdy one he inherited from Barack Obama.Growth has picked up, but it´s not yet clear if it can sustain a faster expansion. Hiring and wage growth actually slowed slightly from Obama´s last year in office. Consumers and businesses are much more optimistic, but their spending has yet to move meaningfully higher. "I don´t see any

Cory Booker slammed for ´mansplaining,´
insulting DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen

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Fox News, by Brooke Singman    Original Article
Posted By: Harlowe- 1/17/2018 6:18:57 PM     Post Reply
Republicans are slamming Democratic Sen. Cory Booker for “mansplaining” to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen in a sharp and one-sided exchange Wednesday before a Senate committee. The New Jersey lawmaker blasted Nielsen´s "silence and amnesia" after failing to get the response he sought on her recollection of statements President Trump made in a meeting last week. Booker´s hostile tone prompted Republican National Committee Rapid Response Director Michael Ahrens to invoke the millennial term for males talking down to women.

Cory Booker completely loses it
at DHS secretary Kirstjen Nielsen

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American Thinker, by M. Catharine Evans    Original Article
Posted By: steveW- 1/17/2018 5:46:21 AM     Post Reply
A crazed, bug-eyed Cory Booker, junior senator from New Jersey, blasted Department of Homeland Security secretary Kristjen Nielsen during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing yesterday on immigration. Booker became so unhinged in his staged outrage that he repeatedly threatened Nielsen, with clenched fists pointed in her direction. Equal to Booker´s overt violation of Nielsen´s right to be treated without hostility and intimidation was the deranged content of his tirade. Nielsen had stated earlier she did not hear the president say the "s-hole" word at last week´s White House meeting on DACA. Booker went ballistic and accused Nielsen of covering up

The Male Dress Now On The Rise
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Daily Wire, by Paul Bois    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 1/18/2018 4:22:06 AM     Post Reply
Men can now look forward to a liberated future of wearing dresses. One such fashion designer, Alejandro Gomez Palomo of Spain, is helping to rush in that new era. According to the 25-year-old Palomo, whose public appearance looks as if Dracula spent a weekend at Liberace´s house, gender fluidity is a way of life he hopes that future men can share. In an interview with AFP, Palomo likened his fashion revolution to the ones ushered by Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent in the 20th century. "Chanel liberated women (after World War I) by dressing them in male fabrics like tweed,"

Pope Francis Honors Dutch Abortion
Activist with Pontifical Medal of Knighthood

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Breitbart National Security, by Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 1/18/2018 11:51:32 AM     Post Reply
Pope Francis has conferred the title of “Commander of the Pontifical Equestrian Order of St. Gregory the Great” on Lilianne Ploumen, a Dutch politician and vocal agitator for abortion rights. Last year, Ploumen founded a pro-abortion organization called She Decides, which offers funding and support for international NGOs that provide, facilitate or campaign for abortion. In an email to the Catholic Herald, Ms. Ploumen said that she was “very honoured” by the pontifical medal, which was sent via the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs last month. In an interview with Dutch radio, Ploumen said she views the honor as a

Barack Obama Promises Supporters
He’ll “Rip Trump A New One”
During the 2018 Midterms

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DCWhispers, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 1/18/2018 1:45:35 PM     Post Reply
Obama’s current office, which is run by former de facto President Valerie Jarrett, is just a mile or so from the White House. It is at that location one sees a daily procession of donors, political operatives, party affiliates (BOTH Democrat and Republican) media friends (of which there are many) and more shadowy figures representing a myriad of foreign interests. And each day this office and its two primary inhabitants – Obama and Jarrett, are asked the same question: WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO ABOUT TRUMP? Obama being Obama, with his solar-system-sized ego intact, has been promising to do

Watch: CNN’s Sanjay Gupta Diagnoses
Donald Trump With Heart Disease

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Breitbart Video, by Jeff Poor    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 1/17/2018 10:10:42 AM     Post Reply
Wednesday on CNN’s “New Day,” Dr. Sanjay Gupta, the network’s chief medical correspondent, proclaimed that based on President Donald Trump’s coronary calcium scores going back to the previous decade, Trump has heart disease. Gupta’s diagnosis came a day after Trump’s doctor, Navy Rear Adm. Dr. Ronny Jackson, offered his assessment of Trump’s health at a White House press briefing. “When you look at the findings you just put up there, Alisyn — this coronary calcium score is a score a lot of cardiologists use to try and be predictive and be proactive,” Gupta said. “And if the number gets up

Sanjay Gupta: By all standards,
Trump has heart disease

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The Hill [Washington, DC], by Rebecca Savransky    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 1/17/2018 9:01:31 AM     Post Reply
CNN´s chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta said Wednesday that he believes tests reveal that President Trump has heart disease. Gupta said dating back to 2009, President Trump started to have "these tests that are actually looking for the presence of calcium in the blood vessels that lead to the heart." "Steadily, up until just this past week when he had it performed again, those numbers have gone up," he said. "When they get to a certain range ... that means he has heart disease." Gupta then talked about his interaction Tuesday with President Trump´s doctor, Navy Rear Adm. Dr.

Microwaves are as damaging to
the environment as cars

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The Sun, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: mc squared- 1/18/2018 9:25:20 AM     Post Reply
Microwaves are as damaging to the environment as cars and users must be taught how to cook more efficiently, scientists say. The ovens are responsible for 7.7 million tons of the ­carbon dioxide pumped out from the EU each year — the equivalent of 6.8 million cars. Researchers say they are fueling global warming with consumers overcooking food to blame. Microwaves account for the largest percentage of sales of all types of oven in the EU, with numbers set to reach 135 million by 2020. But scientists at the University of Manchester — the first to assess the environmental impact

Mr. President, stop attacking the press
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Washington Post, by John McCain    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 1/18/2018 7:35:35 PM     Post Reply
After leaving office, President Ronald Reagan created the Ronald Reagan Freedom Award to recognize individuals who have fought to spread liberty worldwide. Nancy Reagan continued the tradition after her husband’s death, and in 2008 she bestowed the honor on human rights icon Natan Sharansky, who credited Reagan’s strong defense of freedom for his own survival in Soviet gulags. Reagan recognized that as leader of the free world, his words carried enormous weight, and he used it to inspire the unprecedented spread of democracy around the world. President Donald Trump does not seem to understand that his rhetoric and actions reverberate in

GOP mega-donors
backing Mitt Romney
for Senate amid possible
move up the leadership ranks

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Fox Business, by Brian Schwartz    Original Article
Posted By: tisHimself- 1/18/2018 8:06:06 AM     Post Reply
In an exclusive interview with Utah Gov. Gary Herbert, FOX Business was told that Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, will likely receive the backing of mega-donors, not just within Utah, but across the country as he gets ready to announce his candidacy. “He’s given me every indication that he’s running. He’ll have a lot of support from the wealthy people that he knows from when he ran for president. The people on the same list of donors that he had before for 2012, including those from Utah, is a very good place for him to raise money,” Herbert, a

McCain rips Trump for attacks on press
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The Hill [Washington, DC], by Brett Samuels    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 1/17/2018 6:26:00 PM     Post Reply
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Tuesday condemned President Trump’s combative attitude toward the press and called on Congress to protect journalists worldwide. “Whether Trump knows it or not, these efforts are being closely watched by foreign leaders who are already using his words as cover as they silence and shutter one of the key pillars of democracy,” McCain said in an opinion piece published in The Washington Post. McCain called the Trump administration’s treatment of journalists “inconsistent at best and hypocritical at worst,” particularly when it comes to condemning attacks on the press abroad. McCain cited foreign leaders who have

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