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Glitch Leaves Airline Without Pilots For Xmas Rush

CNBC reports: A scheduling glitch that allowed American Airlines pilots to take vacation at the same time has left thousands of flights during the busy holiday travel period next month without pilots assigned to them. American Airlines, the largest U.S. airline, is now offering pilots 150 percent of hourly pay to work those dates, an airline spokesman said. The scheduling ...

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Breitbart Slams Trump For “Hate Speech” Retweets

InfoWars and Breitbart turn on Trump in the same day. From Breitbart senior editor Joel Pollak: Even without knowing more about [Jayda] Fransen or Britain First, the president was wrong to retweet what she had posted. There is no way of knowing whether the videos are authentic, and — most important — when and where they were made. That is ...

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Garrison Keillor Fired Over “Inappropriate Behavior”

The Associated Press reports: Garrison Keillor, the former host of “A Prairie Home Companion,” says he’s been fired by Minnesota Public Radio over allegations of improper behavior. Keillor told The Associated Press of his firing in an email. In a follow-up statement, he says he was fired over “a story that I think is more interesting and more complicated than ...

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Former Bosnian Croat General Drinks Poison In Court And Dies After Losing War Crimes Appeal [VIDEO]

The Guardian reports: A former Bosnian Croat general has died after drinking a phial of poison at a UN tribunal in The Hague, where his war crimes sentence of 20 years was upheld on Wednesday, a court spokesman has confirmed. Seconds after his sentence was upheld at the international criminal tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), Slobodan Praljak, shouted out ...

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NBC News Fires Matt Lauer Over Sex Allegations

Will this never end? The New York Times reports: NBC has fired its leading morning news anchor Matt Lauer over sexual harassment allegations, the network’s president for news said in a memo to staff on Wednesday. “On Monday night, we received a detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace by Matt Lauer,” Andrew Lack, the ...

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Pelosi Mocks Trump’s “Sad!” Empty Chair Photo Op

“Donald Trump now knows that his verbal abuse will no longer be tolerated. His empty chair photo opp showed he’s more interested in stunts than in addressing the needs of the American people. Poor Ryan and McConnell relegated to props. Sad!” – House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. Earlier today Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer canceled their White House ...

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Pentagon: Today’s North Korean Missile Launch Could Have Reached Anywhere In The World [VIDEO]

CNN International reports: North Korea fired what the US military believes to be an intercontinental ballistic missile on Tuesday as the Pentagon confirmed that it detected and tracked a single North Korean projectile at 1:17 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. “The missile was launched from Sain Ni, North Korea, and traveled about 1,000 kilometers before splashing down in the Sea of ...

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World Net Daily: Michelle Obama Will Run For President

Oddly, I’m totally OK with this. From World Net Daily founder Joseph Farah: Is she or isn’t she? That’s the question about Michelle Obama’s intentions regarding a possible run for president in 2020. While she has consistently denied any interest in running, how plausible does that really sound? If the Democratic Party needed her and pleaded with her to run, ...

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Dems Cancel White House Meeting After Trump Rant

USA Today reports: Democratic leaders pulled out of a meeting scheduled with President Trump after the president tweeted that he didn’t see any possibility of striking a deal with them on immigration or other issues. “Given that the President doesn’t see a deal between Democrats and the White House, we believe the best path forward is to continue negotiating with ...

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New Doug Jones Ad Reminds Us That Roy Moore Thinks Preschool Is “Nazi-Style Indoctrination” [VIDEO]

Here’s what today’s Doug Jones ad is about: Many states and localities are looking to expand the availability of preschool, but Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore apparently believed this push was misguided and could result in the Nazi-style indoctrination of America’s children. In 2007, Moore wrote an op-ed on the conservative site WorldNetDaily saying preschool was “detrimental to children ...

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CALIFORNIA: State Assembly Democratic Majority Whip Resigns After Multiple Sexual Misconduct Allegations

The Associated Press reports: California Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra is resigning immediately following multiple allegations of sexual misconduct. The Los Angeles Democrat had previously said he wouldn’t seek re-election and would leave office at the end of the next legislative session. He said Monday that he’s decided to leave immediately following reflection over the Thanksgiving weekend and conversations with family, friends ...

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Dictionary.com’s 2017 Word Of The Year: Complicit

USA Today reports: Ivanka Trump’s choice to remain involved in her father’s presidency helped make “complicit” Dictionary.com’s word of the year, but the site said the word resonates with a number of 2017’s biggest stories from Washington to Hollywood. “The word ‘complicit’ has sprung up in conversations this year about those who speak out against powerful figures and institutions and ...

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TEXAS: Man Dies After Being Accidentally Shot In Head During 12 Year-Old Son’s First Gun Lesson [VIDEO]

A Texas man has died after being accidentally shot in his head by his 12 year-old son during the child’s first gun lesson. San Antonio’s NBC affiliate reports: The Comal County Sheriff’s Office says the 53-year-old man was teaching his son how to shoot on a more than 10 acre private property in Bulverde when it happened. Deputies say it ...

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GOP Frets Over Dem Lead In Generic House Ballot

The Hill reports: Republicans head into the holiday season with a daunting number hanging over their heads — 10.7 percent. Democrats lead their Republican rivals by 10.7 percent on the generic congressional ballot, according to the most recent RealClearPolitics average of available polling data. That mark is the highest that average has gone since just before the 2010 elections, where ...

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Prince Harry Gets Engaged To American Actress

NBC News reports: One of the world’s most eligible bachelors is officially off the market. Britain’s Prince Harry is engaged to American actress Meghan Markle, Kensington Palace announced in a statement Monday. The wedding will take place in the spring. The venue was not immediately revealed with royal officials saying more details would be announced “in due course.” Markle stars ...

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John Conyers Steps Down From House Leadership Post

NBC News reports: Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., stepped down as the ranking Democratic member of the House Judiciary Committee on Sunday, following multiple sexual harassment accusations. The 27-term congressman said he denied the allegations, but was stepping down because of the ongoing House Ethics Committee investigation. “I deny these allegations, many of which were raised by documents reportedly paid for ...

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Billionaire Tom Steyer Dodges On Senate Bid [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Democrat mega-donor Tom Steyer on Sunday dodged questions about whether or not he will run for Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s (D-Calif.) seat in the upper chamber. “Well, I haven’t said I’m [considering] running. What I said is I haven’t ruled it out,” Steyer told CNN’s “State of the Union” when asked if he would make a better senator ...

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Lindsey Graham Laments GOP “Baggage” Of Having Roy Moore In The Senate: A Lose-Lose Situation [VIDEO]

CNN reports: Sen. Lindsey Graham bemoaned President Donald Trump’s support for Alabama Senate Republican candidate Roy Moore on Sunday, calling the move a lose-lose situation. “If he wins, we get the baggage of him winning, and it becomes a story every day about whether or not you believe the women or Roy Moore, should he stay in the Senate, should ...

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Nancy Pelosi Defends “Icon” John Conyers, Says He Deserves “Due Process” On Sex Allegations [VIDEO]

Axios reports: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Rep. John Conyers — who has been accused of sexual harassment by multiple women — is an “icon in our country.” She added, “He has done a great deal to protect women … I believe he understands what’s at stake here, and he will do the right thing.” Pelosi made the comments ...

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Jared Kushner: We’re Here To Stay [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: Following recent reports, which the White House denied, that the president privately blames Kushner for special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s widening probe, ­Breitbart, the conservative website, snarkily dubbed him “Mr. Perfect.” The nickname originated from promotional material Kushner’s own family used, when trying to lure Chinese investors to their New Jersey real estate projects. When Kushner’s ...

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