Joe Jervis

Nation’s Oldest Nuclear Power Plant Shuts Down

Courthouse News reports: The oldest nuclear power plant in the country will shut down later today, months earlier than scheduled and a decade before its license runs out. Located by the Jersey Shore, about 50 miles east of Philadelphia in Lacey Township, Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station went online on Dec. 1, 1969, and was granted the country’s first nuclear ...

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Ben Shapiro To Host Fox News Election Series

The Hill reports: Fox News announced Monday that conservative commentator Ben Shapiro will debut a four-episode midterm election series airing on Sunday nights beginning Sept. 23. Shapiro, founder and editor-in-chief of online publication The Daily Wire, “will be joined by a panel of experts along with influential guests to discuss the major headlines of the week and their impact on ...

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Grassley: Kavanaugh’s Accuser Deserves To Be Heard

Via press release from GOP Sen. Chuck Grassley: Anyone who comes forward as Dr. Ford has deserves to be heard, so I will continue working on a way to hear her out in an appropriate, precedented and respectful manner. The standard procedure for updates to any nominee’s background investigation file is to conduct separate follow-up calls with relevant parties. In ...

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Christian Prophet: McCain Was Executed By A Tribunal

Kyle Mantyla reports at Right Wing Watch: Mark Taylor, the so-called “firefighter prophet” and radical conspiracy theorist about whom Liberty University is making a movie, appeared on “The Sharpening Report” last week, where he declared that the late Sen. John McCain had not died of brain cancer but had actually been executed by a military tribunal. Taylor also claimed that ...

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Indicted GOP Rep Reverses, Will Seek Reelection

The Buffalo News reports: Rep. Chris Collins will stay on the congressional ballot in November even though he remains under indictment on insider trading charges, according to four sources familiar with the situation. The sources, who asked not to be identified, say Collins has heeded the advice of his criminal attorneys who fear the potential complications of protracted election law ...

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Leaked Doc Shows Assange Sought Russian Visa

The Associated Press reports: Julian Assange had just pulled off one of the biggest scoops in journalistic history, splaying the innards of American diplomacy across the web. But technology firms were cutting ties to his website, WikiLeaks, cable news pundits were calling for his head and a Swedish sex crime case was threatening to put him behind bars. Caught in ...

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Some Illinois Schools Install Active Shooter Alarms

The Chicago Tribune reports: The more than 700 students enrolled at St. Ben’s this year were greeted by 30 new bright blue pull boxes on the walls, fixtures installed because of concern about the possibility of a deadly school shooting. The school also spent $40,000 on new security cameras. More than 20 schools in Illinois, including St. Ben’s, now have ...

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NORTH CAROLINA: Wilmington Cut Off By Flooding

USA Today reports: Storm-weary residents of North Carolina struggled Monday to loosen the grip of Florence, the lingering killer that has closed more than 100 roads, cut off power to almost 500,000 homes and businesses and essentially cut off the city of Wilmington from the world. At least 17 people have died in the wreckage of the hurricane-turned-tropical depression that ...

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Hillary: My Fears About Trump Were Not Overblown

Hillary Clinton has penned an essay for The Atlantic. An excerpt: It’s been nearly two years since Donald Trump won enough Electoral College votes to become president of the United States. On the day after, in my concession speech, I said, “We owe him an open mind and the chance to lead.” I hoped that my fears for our future ...

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Salesforce CEO Buys Time Magazine For $190 Million

The Guardian reports: Time Magazine is being sold by Meredith to Marc Benioff, a co-founder of Salesforce, and his wife, it was announced on Sunday. Meredith announced that it was selling Time for $190m in cash to Benioff, one of four co-founders of Salesforce, a cloud computing pioneer. The Benioffs are purchasing Time personally, and the transaction is unrelated to ...

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Junior Ridicules Kavanaugh’s Accuser On Instagram

CBS News reports: Trump Jr. posted a meme on Instagram Monday with the caption “Judge Kavanaugh sexual assault letter found by Dems…” The photo attached shows a crumpled-up piece of notebook paper with a scribbled message: “Hi Cindy will you be my girlfriend, Love Bret.” The note, which has boxes to check for “yes” or “no,” seemingly compares Kavanaugh’s accuser ...

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Coca-Cola In Talks To Produce Pot-Infused Drink

Bloomberg reports: The world’s largest beverage company may be the next industry giant to jump into the cannabis drinks business. Coca-Cola Co. says it’s monitoring the nascent industry and is interested in drinks infused with CBD — the non-psychoactive ingredient in marijuana that treats pain but doesn’t get you high. “We are closely watching the growth of non-psychoactive CBD as ...

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Trump Threatens Unspecified Countries With Tariffs

Business Insider reports: President Donald Trump escalated his trade-war rhetoric on Monday, threatening unspecified countries with tariffs if they “will not make fair deals with us.” The US is already engaged in a trade war with China and is expected to levy new tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods as soon as Monday, on top of the tariffs ...

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GOP Sen. Jeff Flake Calls For Pause In Kavanaugh Vote

Politico reports: Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court hit a serious roadblock Sunday night, as GOP Senate Judiciary Committee member Jeff Flake said he is uncomfortable voting to advance Kavanaugh’s nomination later this week after the nominee’s sexual assault accuser went public. Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), who is not a member of the committee but whose vote is critical ...

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Conway: Brett Kavanaugh’s Accuser Should Be Heard

Reuters reports: White House adviser Kellyanne Conway said on Monday the woman who accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct will be heard as part of sworn testimony before the committee weighing his nomination. “This woman should not be insulted and she should not be ignored,” Conway said in an interview with Fox News. She said she had ...

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Kavanaugh Accuser Willing To Testify Before Senate

CNN reports: Debra Katz, the lawyer for a woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct, said Monday that her client would be willing to testify in public to the Senate Judiciary Committee. “The answer is yes,” Katz, who represents Christine Blasey Ford, said on CNN’s “New Day.” Ford is the author of a private letter sent to ...

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Tom Arnold Scuffles With Producer Of The Apprentice

Variety reports: The tension between Tom Arnold and Mark Burnett boiled over into a physical altercation at Sunday’s Evening Before Emmy party, a fundraiser for the Motion Picture Television Fund. Details of the incident are still unclear. According to a source with knowledge of the situation, Burnett and Arnold arrived at the event held at the Lawn at Century Park ...

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CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Billboard Magazine reports: Paul McCartney is aiming for his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart in 36 years, as industry forecasters expect his latest effort, Egypt Station, could enter atop next week’s list. If Egypt Station arrives at No. 1, it would mark McCartney’s first debut at No. 1 ever, and his first No. 1 since Tug ...

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College Professor Comes Forward As Brett Kavanaugh’s Accuser: “I Thought He Might Inadvertently Kill Me”

California college professor Christine Ford has come forward as the author of the letter accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault when both of them were in high school. The Washington Post reports:  Speaking publicly for the first time, Ford said that one summer in the early 1980s, Kavanaugh and a friend — both “stumbling drunk,” Ford alleges ...

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Lindsey Graham: Trump And I Seriously Considered Pulling US Military Dependents Out Of South Korea

Politico reports: Sen. Lindsey Graham confirmed on Sunday “there was a point in time” when he and President Donald Trump had seriously discussed pulling U.S. military dependents out of South Korea — a move that would have been widely seen as a precursor to military action on the peninsula. The South Carolina Republican said that at the time, “it looked ...

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