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Venezuela Declared in Default
by S&P After Missing Bond Payments
Bloomberg News, by Katia Porzecanski    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 11/13/2017 10:02:18 PM     Post Reply
Venezuela, one of the world’s riskiest credits, was declared in default by S&P Global Ratings after missing two interest payments on its debt. The nation, home to the world’s largest oil reserves, owed investors about $200 million and failed to make those payments by the end of a 30-day grace period that expired over the weekend, S&P said in a statement in which it lowered the country’s rating to SD. Plagued with payment delays and running low on cash, it’s the first time in recent years the government has exceeded the buffer period on its bonds. State oil producer Petroleos de

GOP Senator: I’d rather see
a Democrat win than Roy Moore
New York Post, by Marisa Schultz    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 11/13/2017 8:53:00 PM     Post Reply
Republican Sen. Jeff Flake says he would rather see a Democrat win Alabama’s open Senate seat than accused teen groper Roy Moore — and compared the GOP candidate to former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke. “If the choice is between Roy Moore and a Democrat, if I were in Alabama I’d vote for the Democrat,” the Arizona senator?, who recently announced he would not seek reelection,? said Monday. “There was a time when Republican senators would go and campaign for a Democrat rather than seat a Republican who would be so repugnant to the party and would diminish the party’s chances

The GOP is in a civil war, and Mitch
McConnell is making it worse
Washington Examiner, by James Wallner    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 11/13/2017 8:41:03 PM     Post Reply
The Republican Party is in the middle of a civil war. And instead of trying to resolve it, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is making it worse. According to a recent report, the Senate majority leader has decided to escalate his feud with Steve Bannon, the former adviser to President Trump and current Breitbart News executive chairman. McConnell’s allies cite the decision as evidence of his toughness. But it illustrates instead the limits of his leadership. While long considered a canny operator, the reality is that McConnell has been unsuccessful in leading Senate Republicans in the current environment. And the decision

  

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President Trump Asia Trip Day 11 and
12 Schedule: East-Asia Plenary
Session Then Back Home…
Conservative Tree House, by Sundance    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 11/13/2017 8:36:50 PM     Post Reply
On Tuesday (local), Monday Night (U.S. EST) President Donald J. Trump will participate in the 12th Annual East Asia Summit Head of State and Government Luncheon, followed by an official photograph. The President will then participate in the 12th East Asia Summit plenary session. (Photo) Later in the afternoon, President Trump will depart the Philippine International Convention Center for the Philippine International Convention Landing Zone via motorcade en route to Ninoy-Aquino International Airport. The President will then depart Ninoy-Aquino International Airport for Hickam, HI en route to Washington D.C. SCHEDULE: (Photo) 12:15pm (local Philippines) / 11:15pm (U.S. EST) THE PRESIDENT

Breaking: Armed police descend on
Middlesbrough pub in ´major incident´
Daily Express [UK], by Taryn Tarrant-Cornish    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 11/13/2017 8:36:45 PM     Post Reply
ARMED police descended on a pub in Middlesbrough closing roads in the centre of the town, reports claim. Police carrying guns and shields were seen at the Springfield Hotel pub at 9:30pm where officers were heard shouting to anyone inside before entering the building. The A66 was later closed westbound after a dozen police vehicles swooped on the pub. It is unclear whether the road closure is related to the armed police incident. Officers were reportedly heard shouting: “Armed police, anyone inside show yourself.” Six to seven officers were seen entering the large pub and are thought to be searching it.

FBI seeks Senate documents, signaling
possible probe into sale of fetal tissue
The Hill [Washington, DC], by John Solomon    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 11/13/2017 7:46:26 PM     Post Reply
The FBI has asked the Senate for unredacted documents it obtained from abortion providers, signaling agents may be investigating whether Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers illegally sold fetal tissue and body parts, according to sources familiar with the document request. The request was made in recent days, the sources said, to the Senate Judiciary Committee, whose chairman, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), last December referred Planned Parenthood and several other abortion providers to the FBI for investigation after a lengthy probe into the transfers of fetal tissue. Grassley said at the time that his committee had uncovered enough evidence in

Sessions directs prosecutors to ´evaluate
certain issues´ involving Uranium One and
Clinton, leaves door open on special counsel
Fox News, by Brooke Singman & Jake Gibson    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 11/13/2017 7:35:41 PM     Post Reply
EXCLUSIVE – Attorney General Jeff Sessions directed senior federal prosecutors to evaluate “certain issues” requested by congressional Republicans, involving the sale of Uranium One and alleged unlawful dealings related to the Clinton Foundation, leaving the door open for an appointment of another special counsel. In a letter first obtained by Fox News, the Justice Department responded to July 27 and September 26 requests from House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., and other committee members, who called for the appointment of a special counsel to investigate the matters in question. The letter comes on the eve of Sessions’ testimony before the same

  


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Biden says blue-collar voters
‘love’ him more than Trump:
‘They call me Middle-class Joe’
Washington Times, by Douglas Ernst    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 11/13/2017 7:14:17 PM     Post Reply
Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden told an NBC audience Monday that he wouldn’t worry much about a potential 2020 matchup against President Trump because he’s “Middle-class Joe.” A hypothetical election showdown between Mr. Biden, 77, and Mr. Trump was laid before a “Megyn Kelly Today” audience to start the week when the former vice president said blue-collar voters “love” him more than the president. He said that while he is still unsure about future plans, his connection with middle-class voters is not in doubt. (Snip) “I understand the Rust Belt. Donald Trump has no notion what those people are

Bill Clinton: A Reckoning
The Alantic, by Catilin Flanagan    Original Article
Posted By: Lucky5- 11/13/2017 7:01:17 PM     Post Reply
The most remarkable thing about the current tide of sexual assault and harassment accusations is not their number. If every woman in America started talking about the things that happen during the course of an ordinary female life, it would never end. Nor is it the power of the men involved; history instructs us that for countless men, the ability to possess women sexually is not a spoil of power; it’s the point of power. What’s remarkable is that these women are being believed. Most of them don’t have police reports or witnesses or physical evidence; many of them are recounting

Hundreds show support for veterans
at Farmingdale tavern that holds
NFL blackout
Asbury Park Press (NJ), by Amanda Oglesby    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 11/13/2017 6:58:56 PM     Post Reply
FARMINGDALE - It was a risk for the owners of Woody´s Roadside Tavern in Farmingdale to turn off the televisions on Sunday to protest the National Football League and honor veterans instead. The risk proved fruitful. (Photos) As word spread that Woody´s was raising money for the Special Forces Association Chapter 19 and military families while holding an NFL blackout, hundreds of veterans and supporters filled the tavern. (Photo) They packed the bar, restaurant and outdoor deck. They sang the national anthem in unison. Waiters ran out of glasses within an hour of the fundraiser starting. "You´ll have to go

State Dept Is Withholding Paris Accord
Documents, So A Think Tank Is Suing It
Daily Caller, by Michael Bastasch    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 11/13/2017 6:53:42 PM     Post Reply
The libertarian Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) is suing the Department of State for “illegally” withholding documents related to the Obama administration’s decision to keep the Paris climate accord away from Congress. CEI filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request in October asking for emails between two Obama administration State Department officials and a lawyer for the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, which is chaired by Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker. The State Department has not provided any records, so CEI filed suit on Monday. “As the Senate and now two administrations continue to remain silent about how our treaty process was ignored in

  


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Backbearings
PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 11/13/2017 6:39:24 PM     Post Reply
When faced with a muddled trail investigators sometimes go back to the beginning and take backbearings. That´s was George Smiley´s plan when he wanted to find out how the rot started in the Circus. (Snip) George Smiley is fictional and British. Still it may be profitable in real life Washington to go back a few years, as Dana Priest in the New Yorker does, to unravel a problem similar to that which baffled Sherlock: why did the dog did not bark in the night? Or as Priest puts it,why couldn´t the Obama era intelligence community detect Russian meddling. "After failing

Pioneer Woman Ree Drummond is revealed
as 23rd largest landowner in US with 433,000
acres-and the government paid her family
$23.9 MILLION in rent over the past decade
Daily Mail (UK), by Chris Spargo    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 11/13/2017 6:25:45 PM     Post Reply
Ree Drummond may present herself as a modern day Laura Ingalls Wilder or Willa Cather on her Pioneer Woman blog and TV show, but the self-made entrepreneur has far more in common with the Queen of England than her prairie home companions. In its annual list of America´s 100 largest landowners, The Land Report reveals that as of 2016 the Drummond Family owns an astonishing 433,000 acres of property. Drummond, her husband Ladd and their four teenage children make their home just two hours down the road from Oklahoma City in Pawhuska, which is where her husband Ladd´s family put

Madagascar plague death toll rises
to 165 as scientists fear deadly virus
will reach US, Europe and Britain and
could mutate to become untreatable
Daily Mail [UK], by Stephen Matthews    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 11/13/2017 6:08:59 PM     Post Reply
The plague death toll shows no sign of slowing as official figures reveal 165 have now lost their lives in Madagascar´s ´worst outbreak in 50 years´. Data shows a 15 per cent jump in fatalities over three days, with scientists concerned it has reached ´crisis´ point and 10 countries now placed on high alert. (Snip) Two thirds of cases have been caused by the airborne pneumonic plague, which can be spread through coughing, sneezing or spitting and kill within 24 hours. It is strikingly different to the bubonic form, responsible for the ´Black Death´ in the 14th century, which strikes the country

Not so Glamour-ous! Frugal Chelsea Clinton
wears a ladylike black dress as she attends
magazine´s Women of the Year event-but her
favorite nude heels look VERY worse*
Daily Mail (UK), by Charlie Lankston    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 11/13/2017 6:06:26 PM     Post Reply
Chelsea Clinton opted for classic black to take the stage at Glamour magazine´s Women of the Year Live Summit, and when it came to choosing heels to match her outfit, she turned to her favorite pair of damaged nude pumps. The 37-year-old, who was named Glamour Woman of the Year in 2014, donned a simple, yet elegant A-line dress featuring scallop detailing on the bodice and hem for the event that was held at the Brooklyn Museum on Monday. Chelsea accessorized her look with a delicate gold necklace and her favorite patent leather pumps, which looked incredibly torn up after

  


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Judge Moore’s Wife Kayla Moore:
We Are Gathering Evidence of
Money Being Paid to Accusers
Gateway Pundit, by Jim Hoft    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 11/13/2017 6:00:10 PM     Post Reply
Judge Roy Moore is running for US Senate in Alabama to replace Jeff Sessions. Judge Moore has NEVER been accused of inappropriate sexual conduct in his 38 years of public service before the charges this past week. Today Gloria Allred held a press conference with Beverly Young Nelson from Alabama who accused Judge Moore of attempted rape 30+ years ago. On Monday Roy Moore’s wife of 30 years Kayla Moore wrote that they are gathering evidence the accusers are being paid to speak out against her husband. Kayla Moore posted this on Facebook on Monday: This is the same Gloria Allred

Shock: More Than Half of California
Pregnancies Unintended
PJ Media, by Tyler O´Neil    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 11/13/2017 5:55:53 PM     Post Reply
On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court announced it would take up the abortion case National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA) v. Xavier Becerra. The legal brief for Becerra — which defends a California law mandating crisis pregnancy centers post information about abortion — stated an eye-popping figure. According to the State of California, more than half of pregnancies in the state are unintended. "Some 700,000 California women become pregnant each year, and over half of these pregnancies are unintended," the brief states. Let that sink in: More than half of the pregnancies in California are unintended. That means

Americans’ worst fears are
changing with the times
Hot Air, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 11/13/2017 4:48:03 PM     Post Reply
In this modern age, Americans’ worst fears seem to be shifting sharply from personal safety to electronic security. See Also: New Roy Moore accuser: He sexually assaulted me when I was 16 Two recent Gallup Polls confirm this change. The first poll this month found that citizen concerns about walking alone at night near their home have fallen to a 52-year-low of 30%. The average fear level since 1965 has been 38%, the poll reported, with the highest level coming in at 48% in 1982. [Snip] Conversely, far more Americans — fully two-out-of-three — worry most today about cyber-crime, mainly the

White House officials float possibility of
replacing Roy Moore with Jeff Sessions
Washington Examiner, by Gabby Morrongiello    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 11/13/2017 4:35:02 PM     Post Reply
White House officials have reportedly floated a scenario in which Alabama Senate Republican nominee Roy Moore, who was accused of sexual misconduct last week, could be replaced by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Two White House officials mentioned the idea to the New York Times on Monday, claiming that Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey could appoint Sessions to his old seat if Moore is blocked from occupying it by Senate officials if he wins the election. However, Sessions´ camp seemed to immediately shoot down the idea. A reporter for ABC said a source close to Sessions called this idea "wishful thinking."

Lagerfeld sparks fury over
migrants Holocaust comments
Agence France-Presse, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 11/13/2017 4:15:17 PM     Post Reply
Paris - Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has sparked outrage by evoking the Holocaust as he attacked German Chancellor Angela Merkel for opening the country´s borders to migrants. "One cannot -- even if there are decades between them -- kill millions of Jews so you can bring millions of their worst enemies in their place," he told a French television show. "I know someone in Germany who took a young Syrian and after four days said, ´The greatest thing Germany invented was the Holocaust,´" he added. Several hundred people lodged official complaints about Lagerfeld´s comments, the French media regulator said Monday

  



Corrine Brown won´t learn fate
until Dec. 4
News4Jax.com, by Jenese Harris, Jason Mealey*    Original Article
Posted By: mc squared- 11/13/2017 4:13:45 PM     Post Reply
Former Congresswoman Corrine Brown won´t learn her fate in her federal corruption case until Dec. 4. Judge Timothy Corrigan said that Brown´s hearing will take place as scheduled Thursday, but that he will not announce his sentence for several weeks. Sentencing hearings will take place as scheduled on Wednesday for Brown´s co-conspirators, Carla Wiley and Ronnie Simmons. Corrigan also set time limits on Brown´s character witnesses. Three of them can speak for five minutes; everyone else is afforded two minutes. Brown´s attorney said he plans to bring dozens of witnesses to testify to Brown´s good works and contributions to the

U.S. court lets Trump travel
ban go partially into effect
Reuters, by Lawrence Hurley    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 11/13/2017 3:56:55 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON - A U.S. appeals court in California on Monday let President Donald Trump’s latest travel ban go partially into effect, ruling the government can bar entry of people from six Muslim-majority countries with no connections to the United States. (Snip) The action means the ban will apply to people from Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia and Chad who do not have connections to the United States. Those connections are defined as family relationships and “formal, documented” relationships with U.S.-based entities such as universities and resettlement agencies. Those with family relationships that would allow entry include grandparents, grandchildren, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law,

Senate GOP campaign chair:
Moore should be expelled if elected
Politico, by Seung Min Kim    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 11/13/2017 3:43:24 PM     Post Reply
Sen. Cory Gardner, the chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, said the Senate should vote to expel Roy Moore if the Alabama GOP Senate candidate wins the Dec. 12 election. "I believe the individuals speaking out against Roy Moore spoke with courage and truth, proving he is unfit to serve in the United States Senate and he should not run for office," Gardner wrote in a statement. "If he refuses to withdraw and wins, the Senate should vote to expel him, because he does not meet the ethical and moral requirements of the United States Senate." ORIGINAL STORY: Senate

´Transracial´ man born white
feels like he is Filipino
WTSP 10 (Tampa Bay, FL), by Garin Flowers    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 11/13/2017 3:37:13 PM     Post Reply
TAMPA, Fla.- Riding in a flamboyant purple vehicle, Ja Du shows up to a coffee shop to open up about his new identity. Ja Du, born a white male named Adam, now considers himself a Filipino. Turns out the purple ride he drives around in is called a Tuk Tuk, an Asian-derived vehicle used for public transit in the Philippines he says. Ja Du is part of a small, but growing community of people who considers themselves transracial. It refers to someone born one race, but identifies with another. Sound weird? Not to them. Ja Du says he grew up

Woman accuses Roy Moore
of trying to rape her when
she was a teenager
CNBC, by Christina Wilkie     Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 11/13/2017 3:22:51 PM     Post Reply
A woman on Monday alleged that Roy Moore, the Republican nominee for Senate in Alabama sexually assaulted her when she was a minor. Beverly Young Nelson said Moore groped her and tried to force her to perform oral sex when she was 16 and she worked at a restaurant that Moore frequented. In a statement, Nelson said that Moore attacked her in his car after offering her a ride home. According to Nelson, instead of driving her home, Moore parked in a lot behind the restaurant. "Mr. Moore began groping me, putting his hands on my breasts. I tried fighting him off, while yelling

Klobuchar: If Moore Wins He Can Be
Expelled After an Ethics Committee Investigation
Breitbart Video, by Pam Key    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 11/13/2017 3:14:20 PM     Post Reply
Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) discussed the report in The Washington Post that accused former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore engaged in inappropriate sexual conduct. She said if Moore were to win in the December 12 U.S. Senate special election, he could be expelled if an ethics committee finds wrongdoing in an investigation. Klobuchar said, “We may not have much choice on that, but we have choice on something else. That is that you can expel a senator once they are in with two-thirds of the vote after the ethics committee does an investigation.

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