Monthly Archives: November 2017

Alabama GOP State Rep Calls For Prosecuting Roy Moore’s Accusers: You Can’t Be A Victim 40 Years Later

The Cullman Times reports: State Rep. Ed Henry lashed out at Roy Moore’s accusers and Republicans who said the U.S. Senate candidate should back out of the special election in an interview Thursday evening with The Times. Henry said he believes legal action should be considered against Moore’s accusers, finding their story unbelievable. “If they believe this man is predatory, ...

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Jerry Falwell Jr. Backs Roy Moore: The Voters Know He’s More Credible Than The Women Who Accused Him

Religious News Service reports: “It comes down to a question who is more credible in the eyes of the voters — the candidate or the accuser,” said Jerry Falwell Jr., the president of evangelical Liberty University who has endorsed Trump and Moore, both Republicans. “The same thing happened to President Trump a few weeks before his election last year except ...

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Human Rights Campaign Revokes Walmart’s Perfect Score After EEOC Complaints By Transgender Workers

Bloomberg reports: The Human Rights Campaign has taken the rare step of suspending Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s perfect score for LGBT corporate equality after two federal complaints alleged the world’s largest retailer hadn’t protected transgender employees from discrimination. Wal-Mart received its first-ever perfect score last year after it agreed to add new policies favorable to transgender workers. The suspension of the ...

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GOP Senator Behind Multiple Anti-LGBT Bills To Roy Moore: Stop Money Begging With My Name And Face

The Hill reports: Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) has requested to be removed from Alabama GOP Senate nominee Roy Moore’s fundraising pitches after a Thursday report from the Washington Post detailed accusations of inappropriate sexual conduct between a 32-year-old Moore and a minor from decades ago. Moore released a fundraising pitch featuring Lee on Thursday just hours after the Washington Post ...

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REPORT: Papadopoulos Lied To FBI Out Of Loyalty To Trump, Didn’t Want To Contradict Him On Russia

ABC News reports: George Papadopoulos, the Trump foreign policy aide who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI, initially misled agents out of what he claimed was loyalty to President Donald Trump, according to a person with direct knowledge of the investigation. Trump had publicly denied that there had been any contact between his campaign and Russian officials, and Papadopoulos ...

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AUSTRALIA: 49% Say Businesses Should Have Right To Refuse Same-Sex Weddings On Religious Grounds

The Guardian reports: Almost half of Australians believe service providers should have the right to refuse same-sex weddings on the basis of their religious views, a poll has found. The Lonergan Research poll of 971 people found that 49% believed that service providers who refused same-sex weddings based on their religious views should be protected by law, compared with 35% ...

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Alex Jones: All Roy Moore Did Was Tell Some Girls They Were Pretty, That’s What You Do In The South

“They’re saying 35, 40 years ago, Judge Moore talked to teenage women. Never made sexual comments or advances. They even admit this, even if it’s true.  ‘He did not try to initiate sexual contact with them.’ But I guess at the soda fountain or something, women that were like 18 years old or whatever, he said they looked good, honey. ...

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Bannon Compares Roy Moore Scandal To Pussygate: The Washington Post Works For The Democratic Party

Politico reports: Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon on Thursday likened a report that Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore had a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old girl to last year’s publication of the infamous Access Hollywood tape, telling a New Hampshire audience that The Washington Post, which published both, is “part of the apparatus of the Democratic Party.” “The ...

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White House: Roy Moore Should “Step Aside” From Campaign If Underage Sex Allegations Are Proven True

ABC News reports: The White House reacted Friday to a series of sexual misconduct allegations leveled against Republican Senate candidate Judge Roy Moore, saying that President Donald Trump believes if they are proven true then Moore should “step aside.” “Like most Americans, the president believes we cannot allow a mere allegation, in this case one from many years ago, to ...

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Gates, Bezos, Buffett: America’s Three Richest People Are As Wealthy As 50% Of US Households Combined

The Guardian reports:  The three richest people in the US – Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos and Warren Buffett – own as much wealth as the bottom half of the US population, or 160 million people. Analysis of the wealth of America’s richest people found that Gates, Bezos and Buffett were sitting on a combined $248.5bn (£190bn) fortune. The Institute for ...

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82% Of Trump Voters Would Do It Again

Politico reports: One year after the 2016 presidential election, the vast majority of Donald Trump voters have no regrets. According to a POLITICO/Morning Consult poll conducted on the eve of the first anniversary of Trump’s historic election, 82 percent of those who say they supported Trump last year would vote for him again if they had to do it over. ...

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Alabama State Official Defends Roy Moore: The Virgin Mary Was Underage And She Gave Birth To Jesus

The Washington Examiner reports: “There is nothing to see here,” Alabama State Auditor Jim Ziegler told the Washington Examiner. “The allegations are that a man in his early 30s dated teenage girls. Even the Washington Post report says that he never had sexual intercourse with any of the girls and never attempted sexual intercourse.” “Take the Bible. Zachariah and Elizabeth ...

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Hawaii To Begin Monthly Tests Of Nuclear Attack Warning Siren Due To North Korean Threats [VIDEO]

The Honolulu Star Advertiser reports: The North Korean nuclear threat will soon enter Hawaii living rooms a little more forcefully as the state adds an “attack warning” wavering-tone siren to its monthly “attention alert” tests for hurricanes, tsunamis and earthquakes. At 11:45 a.m. Dec. 1, during regular siren tests on the first business day of each month, 50 seconds of ...

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Sen. Luther Strange Urged To Launch Write-In Campaign In Wake Of Allegations Against Roy Moore

The Hill reports: Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) said Thursday she has talked to Sen. Luther Strange (R-Ala.) about running a write-in campaign in the wake of an explosive new report that Roy Moore, the GOP candidate for Senate in Alabama, had inappropriate encounters with teenage girls. Strange challenged and lost to Moore in the Republican primary for the open Alabama ...

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Bodyguard Testifies That Trump Was Offered Five Women During Moscow Pageant, Offer Was Refused

NBC News reports: After a business meeting before the Miss Universe Pageant in 2013, a Russian participant offered to “send five women” to Donald Trump’s hotel room in Moscow, his longtime bodyguard told Congress this week, according to three sources who were present for the interview. Two of the sources said the bodyguard, Keith Schiller, viewed the offer as a ...

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GOP Fears Second Rout In 2018 Midterms

McClatchy reports: The Tuesday night rout of Republican candidates up and down the ballot has triggered alarm bells in Republican circles that a deteriorating political environment could set in motion a Democratic wave in the 2018 midterm elections. The most dramatic results unfolded in Virginia, where Democrats swept up victories in the governor’s race and delegate contests across the state, ...

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Roy Moore Accused Of Sex Encounter With 14 Year-Old Girl When He Was 32, GOP Leaders React Swiftly

The Washington Post reports: Leigh Corfman says she was 14 years old when an older man approached her outside a courtroom in Etowah County, Ala. She was sitting on a wooden bench with her mother, they both recall, when the man introduced himself as Roy Moore. It was early 1979 and Moore — now the Republican nominee in Alabama for ...

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AP Analysis Reveals Russian Twitter Trolls Worked To Deflect Attention From Trump’s #PussyGate Scandal

The Associated Press reports: Disguised Russian agents on Twitter rushed to deflect scandalous news about Donald Trump just before last year’s presidential election while straining to refocus criticism on the mainstream media and Hillary Clinton’s campaign, according to an Associated Press analysis of since-deleted accounts. Tweets by Russia-backed accounts such as “America_1st_” and “BatonRougeVoice” on Oct. 7, 2016, actively pivoted ...

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Roger Stone Crowdfunds Legal Bills, Seeks $500,000 From Supporters (No Charges Have Yet Been Filed)

USA Today reports: Former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone sent out an email Thursday asking supporters to help him raise $500,000 to clear his name of any wrongdoing in the investigation of Russian interference in last year’s presidential election. “Friend, I’m facing a $500K price tag to clear my name of the Deep State’s baseless charges!” the flamboyant Republican consultant ...

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BLUE CHECK BLUES: Twitter Halts Verifications After Uproar Over Verifying Virginia Nazi Rally Organizer

The Verge reports: After widespread criticism over its decision to verify the account of Jason Kessler, an organizer behind the far-right Unite the Right protest, Twitter said it has “paused” its verification process while it works on a new system. Twitter offers a blue checkmark to accounts that it has verified as authentic. Kessler, who describes himself on Twitter as ...

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