News alert: Thousands flee as California wildfire grows again (AP) Thousands of additional residents are being evacuated from areas near the Thomas Fire, now the third-largest wildfire in modern California history.
Fueled by high winds, the fire north of Ventura has burned 259,000 acres, Cal Fire said Saturday morning. That's up from 256,000 acres on Friday.
The blaze broke out 12 days ago and has killed a firefighter and a woman trying to flee.
I don’t know whether this is comedy or a sign that in rural America, Democrats really don’t have anyone to run in statewide races. There were rumors that Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) could become the next director of the CIA, current CIA Director Mike Pompeo would become secretary of state, and current Secretary of State Rex Tillerson would be asked to take a hike. Talk about some unwelcome Thanksgiving news if you’re Tillerson. The Trump White House has rejected the notion that this plan is in the works. Tillerson himself said he’s never considered leaving his current post.
When Sheila Nevins first started working in television in the 1970s, she thought “being touched by a man inappropriately was part of the rules of the game.” “I had no way of knowing,” says the profane, glamorous and gloriously inappropriate 78-year-old president of HBO Documentary Films over a chopped seafood salad at the Carlyle Hotel. “I had no one to go to, and I didn’t suffer. I just allowed it. Now I feel a little bit guilty for allowing it, but I have to say, it’s like a wound that healed, or a wound that never was. I’m not sure that
If an adult chosen at random were asked to name the biggest story of the week, odds are low that he’d say a Muslim immigrant terrorist set off a bomb in a New York subway station in an attempt to kill unknown numbers of innocent people. That’s because national news editors and TV producers decided that story wasn’t as important as a Republican´s election loss and endless commentary that imagined President Trump slut-shaming Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s words, not mine). Example: After Roy Moore’s defeat in Alabama, the New York Times immediately ran four op-eds and an editorial
It’s an industry.Thanks to Lisa Bloom, spawn of Gloria Allred, we now know that Trump accusers are paid $750,000 by top Democrat donors to accuse the billionaire president of sexual abuse.With Democrats it’s all about power by any means necessary. (Photo) Democrats paraded out three Trump accusers this week. Someone needs to check their bank accounts.Josh Caplan reported this earlier today by The Hill: A well-known women’s rights lawyer sought to arrange compensation from donors and tabloid media outlets for women who made or considered making sexual misconduct allegations against Donald Trump during
Best known for their viral videos in support of the president, social media stars Lynnette "Diamond" Hardaway and Rochelle "Silk" Richardson ripped the left for "disrespecting" President Trump at every turn. Diamond & Silk said that since Inauguration Day, when several Democrats boycotted the ceremony and left-wing protesters rioted in the District of Columbia, Trump has not been shown the respect his office deserves. "[Trump] could be living the good life, but he decided to put that on the back burner," Silk said on "Fox & Friends Weekend." "If any of this [public disrespect] was going on [during the Obama
Washington — Once again, black women showed up for Democrats, with nearly all of them voting in Alabama for new Sen. Doug Jones, just as they did for Democratic candidates up and down the ballot in other states over the last few months. The same women, having proven their loyalty by voting 98 percent for Senator Jones, now wonder whether the Democratic Party will return the favor by sharing some of the party´s political power, handing over places at the negotiating table and pushing legislation that speaks to their unique issues. "Black women showed up and showed out," said Kimberlè
New evacuation orders were issued in Santa Barbara County on Saturday morning as the Thomas fire took aim at the hills above Montecito, with some wind gusts reported up to 65 mph. The so-called sundowner winds are pushing south from the mountains down to the coast — removing moisture along the way — and are expected to present firefighters in Santa Barbara County with their biggest challenge since the Thomas fire roared back to life a week ago, officials said. “When the sundowners surface in that area and the fire starts running down slopes, you are not going to stop it,” Mark
For much of the year, Kirsten Gillibrand’s critics — sensing a presidential aspirant in their midst — had assumed that the New York senator could not hear enough about herself. For one day at least, it appeared she had. It had been about 10 hours since President Trump accused her of “begging” for campaign contributions that she “would do anything” to secure, and the Ms. Gillibrand, driving with her 14-year-old son on Tuesday evening, flipped on the radio looking for an update on the Senate race in Alabama. The top story, instead, was her. The radio went off again. What, exactly,
Despite the bone-chilling weather and a steady icy rain, Karen and Morrill Worcester joined a crowd at the Pentagon 9/11 Memorial on Saturday to remember those who died in the 2001 terror attack and to lay wreaths on the graves of men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice throughout the nation’s history.(Video) The Worcesters have for more than two decades placed wreaths on the graves of the fallen at Arlington Cemetery — the final resting place for more than 400,000 American warriors. Six years ago their Wreaths Across America project added the Pentagon for special recognition of the victims
Austria’s anti-mass migration Freedom Party (FPÖ) has finalised their coalition agreement with the Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP), securing several major ministries including the Interior Ministry, Defence Ministry, and Foreign Ministry. The coalition agreement, which began negotiations shortly after the national election in October, was finalised on Friday evening and announced by conservative ÖVP leader Sebastian Kurz, who has become the country’s new Chancellor. The agreement is the first time the populist FPÖ has been in government since 2005. Party leader Heinz-Christian Strache has been able to claim many major ministries, which will allow them to advance their programme of anti-Islamisation and combat
NEW YORK CITY, New York — The Democrats’ draft Dream Act amnesty would likely add as many chain-migration foreigners to the United States population as are added by the total number of Americans who are born in four years’ time. As House and Senate Republicans, Democrats, the big business lobby, the cheap labor industry, and the open borders lobby have teamed up to push an amnesty for potentially millions of illegal aliens who are enrolled and eligible for the President Obama-created Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, the impact the move would have on Americans would be likely unprecedented. Under the
Democrats, who have a monopoly of power in California politics, are proposing to spend $1 billion a year to provide health care to illegal immigrants living in the state. Medi-Cal, which is the state’s Medicaid program, would eliminate legal residency requirements.The proposal was offered as part of a $4.3 billion proposal from San Francisco Democrat Assemblyman Phil Ting, the head of the Assembly budget committee. According to NBC Bay Area, 7% of people residing in California lack health coverage, many of them illegal immigrants. California has already eliminated legal residency requirements for Medicaid coverage for
Legalizing 2 million illegal immigrant “Dreamers” would cost the government $25.9 billion over the next decade, as those now-legal people would claim more tax, education and other benefits they haven’t been able to get before, the Congressional Budget Office said Friday. The CBO also said newly legalized Dreamers would sponsor 80,000 more immigrants to enter the country as part of “chain migration.” Immigrant-rights activists have argued that legalizing Dreamers would be a financial boon to the country, but the CBO and the Joint Committee on Taxation suggested otherwise, saying that while they would pay somewhat
A preschool donnybrook broke out during the annual Christmas pageant at the First Baptist Church in White Pine, Tennessee. Teegan Benson, playing the part of a two-year old sheep, went off script and decided to snatch the Little Lord Jesus asleep on the hay. "My daughter has a great love for babies," Tana Benson told the Todd Starnes Radio Show. "She had her eye on baby Jesus for quite a while during the show -- and she found Jesus to be irresistible." While the rest of the children were singing "Away in a Manger," the little girl who played the part of
A mother-of-three successfully delivered sextuplets this Monday less than a year after suffering a heartbreaking miscarriage. In just four minutes, Courtney and Eric Waldrop, 35, welcomed three boys and three girls to the world to join their three older sons, making them parents of nine. The sextuplets were born premature at 30 weeks old but doctors said the babies are all in good condition and will remain in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) for several weeks. New pictures have been released of the days-old infants who range from two pounds four ounces to two pounds 14 ounces. The parents
The Naples Cat Sanctuary was a place where abused and neglected felines were supposed to be safe. Scores of cats roamed its three acres in the rural Golden Gate area. A fence kept them penned in. But the fence didn’t keep out an intruder that in a week killed at least six of the sanctuary’s inhabitants, convincing its owner to shut the place down. The sanctuary’s caretaker estimated that this brings the total number of cats killed in the past year to 60. The perpetrator may be another cat. A very big one. An endangered Florida panther, in fact. The caretaker, Tracy Schneider,
On the heels of its multiple failures to repeal Obamacare, the troublesome Senate has finally gotten its act together enough to pass a $1.6-trillion tax cut. If it passes as expected, Americans can finally get the tax cut they elected a Republican Congress for, following years of Obama-era tax-harvestings and stagnation. But it was a close call. One name stands out as a stinker here, and it still stands out as a stinker even though he´s now voting yes: Senator Marco Rubio. The supposed conservative from Florida was willing to derail the whole thing for all of us and cost the
…Giddy up! Democrats just realized the years-long DOJ Office of Inspector General (OIG) investigation is about to bite them, hard. We are now entering the political combat zone where congressional democrats will attack the IG, in advance of the pending report. Ironically, the Inspector General investigation led by Michael Horowitz was originally a lame-duck request (January 12, 2017) by Democrats prior to President Obama leaving office. [OIG Origination pdf HERE] That’s one of the more brilliant aspects towards its value. The resulting investigation into the politicization of the FBI and DOJ is revealing details of how both departments were corrupted by
The Trump administration is striking seven words and phrases — including “science-based” and “diversity” — from official budget documents, according to a Friday report. Analysts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say they were given a list of terms that are now banned from any budgetary requests sent to the Trump White House, according to The Washington Post. The forbidden language includes “entitlement,” “transgender,” “fetus,” “vulnerable,” and “evidence-based,” the paper reported. The now-taboo terms will not be used in official documents from the Atlanta institute, which issues reports on health promotion and disease prevention in the United States.
Activist Zephyr Teachout, who ran for governor in 2014 and Congress in 2016; she lost both times, is troubled by Sen. Al Franken’s (D-MN) resignation. Mind you, the Minnesota Democrat has not packed up his bags and left. He said he would resign in the near future. It was one of the most soporific and non-introspective resignation speeches—and it wasn’t just conservatives who noted this. Some journalists noted that Franken never apologized for his actions. True. He also called his accusers liars, which is also true. The man didn’t want to go, possibly because he thought his party affiliation could
Just a few days before the start of the Jewish holiday of Hannukah, a white swastika was spray-painted at UC Santa Cruz’s East Remote Lot on Saturday or Sunday, according to the campus’s Chancellor’s Office and Hate Bias Response Program. An email from several campus officials sent to UCSC students Monday stated, “This incident is distressing to our Jewish community and to the campus community as a whole. To come just before the first night of Hanukkah and during finals week, when students are focused on marking the holiday and concluding their academic quarter, only further contributes to high Headline split, source corrected by Staff. Please read Rules.
The Golden Globe Award nominations have been announced, and once again, the Hollywood judges really know how to find the worst junk to honor. Two nominations went to stay-classy Showtime’s program called “SMILF,” for “single mother I’d like to f—.” The show’s lead actress is also its creator and executive producer. Her name is Frankie Shaw and she says she picked this profane title as a “deliberate” feminist move to take back the sexist phrase “MILF” from “male objectification.” Try deciphering that one. Obviously, (CBS-owned) Showtime executives also designed it to nudge people to click on it because they know it’s
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) is “worried” the House Intelligence Committee is about to pull the plug on the Russia investigation. In a Friday Tweetstorm, the Committee’s ranking Democrat fretted about the future of the probe — which Schiff believes is something of a sham. “Republicans have scheduled no witnesses after next Friday and none in 2017,” Schiff wrote. “We have dozens of outstanding witnesses on key aspects of our investigation that they refuse to contact and many document requests they continue to sit on.” The California Democrat added, “It appears Republicans want to conduct just enough interviews to give the
We didn’t pay much attention to the big press conference last week featuring President Trump’s sexual-misbehavior accusers because a) there was nothing new; b) there was nothing all that shocking; c) some of it was over 40 years old. If it’s news to you that Donald Trump had a history as a bit of a playboy cad, I don’t know what to tell you. There’s this rich, famous guy named Donald Trump . . . But there’s something new now. Attorney Lisa Bloom, who oh by is Gloria Allred’s daughter, was apparently hitting up big-money donors to raise money to
On Friday night, Laura Ingraham and conservative commentator Michelle Malkin slammed Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, for his handing of their ongoing Russia investigation. “If you’re dying to see California Congressman Adam Schiff, just turn on the television at any point in the day,” Ingraham began. “Any time. Any channel. Because the top ranking Dem on the House Intelligence Committee is the main proponent of the Russia collusion narrative.” The Fox News host then played a montage of various soundbytes Schiff gave throughout the year to the press about his committee’s investigation into