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Fox Business Anchor Suspended
Following Sexual Harassment Accusation

Washington Free Beacon, by Paul Crookston

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Posted By:MissMolly, 7/7/2017 4:27:48 AM

Fox Business Network anchor Charles Payne has been suspended pending an investigation into allegations of sexual harassment. A female analyst who had appeared on Fox News and CNN is alleging that she was blackballed from Fox after ending an affair with Payne, the Los Angeles Times reports. She also claims to have been coerced into a sexual relationship, and 20th Century Fox is investigating her allegations while other anchors fill in on Payne´s show "Making Money." HuffPost writer Yashar Ali reported that the woman in question was Scottie Nell Hughes, a pro-Trump commentator who also appeared frequently on CNN during the 2016

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Sorry. No one is "coerced into a sexual relationship". It´s voluntary or it´s rape.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: mollyb0122, 7/7/2017 4:57:24 AM     (No. 11311028)

It is all out war on the Fox male correspondents. With Murdochs´ daughter-in-laws in charge, we could be seeing the end of Fox as we know it. I personally think alot of Charles Payne.




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Reply 2 - Posted by: kiwikit, 7/7/2017 5:55:33 AM     (No. 11311042)

Charles is terrific and I hope this is all cleared up in his favor. I watch him frequently and can´t remember seeing this ´lady´ on there more than once. The smear machine is out for all conservatives and those are found on FNC/FBC only.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Flyball Dogs, 7/7/2017 6:09:49 AM     (No. 11311046)

I remember her. She had short skirts and plunging necklines when she was on his show in another format. Talked a lot. I was never impressed. She didn´t have much original thought, but favored platitudes and today´s talking points.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: DCGIRL, 7/7/2017 6:14:37 AM     (No. 11311047)

Sorry, I don´t buy it.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: jawjapeach, 7/7/2017 6:17:29 AM     (No. 11311048)

Not Charles!!!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 7/7/2017 6:32:34 AM     (No. 11311053)

There is a pink hat in the woodpile.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: toodles3956, 7/7/2017 6:32:57 AM     (No. 11311055)

The only way to stop this nonsense is to have a dress code for the women. May I suggest turtle necks and pants suits?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: AnnaS, 7/7/2017 6:51:24 AM     (No. 11311062)

What´s in the water at Fox is liberalism!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: fingerpicker, 7/7/2017 6:52:55 AM     (No. 11311063)

Her book jacket ("Roar") has the following review: “America has its modern-day superwoman—Scottie Nell Hughes. As a mother of two she’s head chef, homework checker, and person in charge of fun. As a private citizen she’s the protector of the Constitution, main street, and freedom. A purveyor of grassroots passion in all forms of media from radio to television to the Internet, her distinctive voice rings loud and clear. Some might even say it ROARS. It should make us all sleep easier knowing that Scottie, armed with Christian values and unparalleled determination, is always fighting for truth, justice, and the American way.”
—CHARLES PAYNE

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Reply 10 - Posted by: thelmalou, 7/7/2017 7:10:54 AM     (No. 11311071)

Scottie Nell Hughes?!? Oh, come on. I am sorely disapproving of her behavior...if it happened, that she would do such a thing and then to cry coersion...honey, please. If you weren´t forcibly raped, there was no coersion you couldn´t say no to. And if it didn´t happen, double shame for lying.

As for Charles - he´s one of my favorites. I hope it isn´t true. I´d be disappointed in him.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Kitty Myers, 7/7/2017 7:12:04 AM     (No. 11311072)

FTA: The woman told her lawyer that she expected Payne to help her become a regular contributor. Sources tell the Los Angeles Times that when she broke off the affair, her appearances were cut back drastically.

They had an affair, which both admit. Sounds she was trying to sleep her way to becoming "a regular contributor." So where´s the sexual harassment?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Paperpuncher, 7/7/2017 7:13:29 AM     (No. 11311073)

How about a polygraph test mandatory for any accuser. Employers can legally make this request.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: steveW, 7/7/2017 7:16:08 AM     (No. 11311077)

Seriously people, this is but part of a well-organised scheme to bring Fox News down, not anything to do with "sexual harassment", Oddly similar to the "Russian collusion" so-called investigation.

If Democrats are behind it, you know they´re lying.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Rusino, 7/7/2017 7:21:47 AM     (No. 11311079)

....looks like Hughes is hoping for a Big Payoff!
It seems to me she planned to Sleep Her Way to the Top! She throws herself at Payne, he catches. He is remorseful for betraying his family. Breaks away from Hughes and she seeks revenge!
He11 has no Fury like a Woman Scorned!



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Reply 15 - Posted by: winnie1, 7/7/2017 7:51:25 AM     (No. 11311107)

Sounds like Hollywood, sleeping your way up the ladder. I don´t believe this story of Scottie being coerced, sounds like an affair that went wrong when Charles said FOX is not hiring.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 7/7/2017 8:05:22 AM     (No. 11311123)

This is what happens when you pay big settlements after cursory two-week "investigations" into allegations of sexual harassment.



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Reply 17 - Posted by: chillijilli, 7/7/2017 8:05:57 AM     (No. 11311124)

Highly organized movement to completely dismantle FOX. If it isn´t, we´d be hearing the same accusations from women at ALL of the different networks. So this isn´t a WOMAN thing; it´s a FOX thing.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: tnorling, 7/7/2017 8:32:32 AM     (No. 11311146)

Cha ching! This little scenario stinks, and the stench isn´t coming from Payne, not matter the level of poor judgement he may have exercised. She should come with a warning sign on her derriere... break it you´ve bought it.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: starboard, 7/7/2017 8:42:46 AM     (No. 11311158)

Calling Lisa Bloom...another harassment claim.

Funny how this only happens at FOX.
I was happy that Hannity fought and won. Charles should do the same.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 7/7/2017 8:52:38 AM     (No. 11311173)

Conservative Blacks are a much targeted sector.

Charles is a favorite of mine.

May God bless and protect him.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: MsMontana, 7/7/2017 8:55:05 AM     (No. 11311177)

Of course, the allegations could very possibly BE true and he could very well be a scum bag just as she alleges, despite who her employer is.

I would also assert that just because we never hear anyone at FakeNews being sued for harassment, doesn´t mean it doesn´t happen. Let´s be real...

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Clinger, 7/7/2017 8:56:15 AM     (No. 11311179)

Let´s hope this a the Fox harassment scandal´s jump the shark moment.



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Reply 23 - Posted by: MsMontana, 7/7/2017 8:56:34 AM     (No. 11311180)

Anyone who thinks it´s okay to cheat on their spouse, for whatever reason, loses all credibility with me anyway.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua, 7/7/2017 9:01:56 AM     (No. 11311186)

A replacement for Fox News cannot come soon enough. More likely the Fox bosses are playing gotcha with their Conservative commentators.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: rightdog, 7/7/2017 9:09:16 AM     (No. 11311194)

Why don´t we hear about sexual harassment from female news readers at the liberal media outlets? Perhaps it´s because it´s the only way they can get a date, and they actually like the attention?


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Reply 26 - Posted by: savagerider, 7/7/2017 9:11:45 AM     (No. 11311197)

" ... alleging that she was blackballed from Fox after ending an affair with Payne, ..." After ending an affair, you are not welcome back at an ex´s work place.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: earlybird, 7/7/2017 9:37:22 AM     (No. 11311235)

Three years. Read her Wiki bio. This is a grownup woman, 37 years of age, educated and accomplished. She supposedly ended their “love affair” and is now accusing him of sexual harassment because Fox cut down her appearances there.

She is either not as smart as advertised or she has decided that she too should have a cut of the Fox Harassment Settlement Pie. Then she could spend more time with her kids.

I think Charles just might prevail on this one. Neither one is coming out well, but she is adding golddigger to her image.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: earlybird, 7/7/2017 9:40:06 AM     (No. 11311238)

Re #21, she stayed with him for 3 years. We’re not talking Bill Cosby one night stands here.

No one is denying they had a relationship. She has just changed it from “love affair” to harassment.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: mickturn, 7/7/2017 10:08:19 AM     (No. 11311288)

This follows the pattern...O´Reilly, Hannity now Payne...something really smells here! This is very likely part of the Leftist attack machine´s agenda!...more fake news!

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Reply 30 - Posted by: dvc, 7/7/2017 10:09:10 AM     (No. 11311290)

Standard MO for Fox when they don´t like a on-air personality.

I call BS.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Felixcat, 7/7/2017 10:28:33 AM     (No. 11311308)

My local talk radio station, WMAL 630 here in metro DC, had her on the Larry O´Connor show just last week. I do not like her: her voice, delivery, same old same talking points, etc. Apparently she is considering a run for Congress. hmmm

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Reply 32 - Posted by: salomar, 7/7/2017 11:07:46 AM     (No. 11311372)

This doesn´t pass the smell test!

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Reply 33 - Posted by: sorosisbehindit, 7/7/2017 11:11:55 AM     (No. 11311382)

When will men learn to shop for their women outside their work place?! It´s just lazy of you, fellas!!!


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Reply 34 - Posted by: Texas544, 7/7/2017 11:32:20 AM     (No. 11311399)

Crazy idea, but maybe people should get married before sleeping together... Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral" (Hebrews 13:4)... Are we allowed to quote the Bible here?

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Reply 35 - Posted by: dman, 7/7/2017 11:33:01 AM     (No. 11311402)

An article in the WFB, written by Crookston, based on a Huffpost report, posted here by "you know who" as part of her daily 4 AM dump, that would be a "twofer" by taking down Tea Party activist Scottie Nell and black conservative Charles Payne in one swoop? Really?

I´ll wait for some facts. I think too much of both of these "targets".

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Beca, 7/7/2017 11:54:22 AM     (No. 11311435)

No way of knowing what´s true and what´s not. I really like Payne. I hope this isn´t true I really do.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: TrueBlueWfan, 7/7/2017 11:59:41 AM     (No. 11311439)

I hope it is not true. It sounds like she´s a gold digger.

To the above posters that wonder why this never happens to liberal news networks - I think most of the men over there are gay! CNN is like the old Little Rascals´ "He-Man Woman Haters´ Club" only the "She-Man Trump Haters´ Club".

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Reply 38 - Posted by: fayebeck, 7/7/2017 12:00:43 PM     (No. 11311444)

#33 dittoes. nothing good comes from a workplace love connection. Now comes folks claiming to have found Mr. or Mrs. Right at the water cooler.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: papasparky, 7/7/2017 1:04:47 PM     (No. 11311502)

Concerning FNC (now becoming Faux Gnus).

Maybe second generation sons of founding entrepreneurs should be placed into cryogenic storage until successful brain cloning and transplantation sciences have been perfected! (Should it apply to daughters-in-law also??)

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Reply 40 - Posted by: Memphis, 7/7/2017 1:33:51 PM     (No. 11311549)

More than likely we are witnessing a "country gold digger". She will find her some money one day but the journalism days are over in TN. Forget it honey, you went about it the wrong way.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: Memphis, 7/7/2017 1:37:31 PM     (No. 11311554)

Ran up her credit cards and husband not going to pay them after he found out. No telling what she charged up. Just trash.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: harper, 7/7/2017 2:19:25 PM     (No. 11311595)

Standard MO for the Cuck Boyz controllers when they don´t like an on-air personality. There will be high fives for them at the next Manhattan Dimmi party. Enjoy your small-herd celebrity, girlz.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 7/7/2017 2:21:14 PM     (No. 11311597)

Depends on what they are using as a definition of coercion. Sometimes some predators will push buttons that leave a victim feeling like they have no other option. But when it comes to the business of television, I don´t buy it.

Sounds to me like she played the Hollywood game of sex for career advancement, and when she figured out she was being used, she retaliated. Just like all those women did to Cosby.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: Lawless11, 7/7/2017 2:30:33 PM     (No. 11311612)

I had never seen nor heard of her before this. She looks like a great big bag of crazy.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: Labrador heaven, 7/7/2017 3:22:00 PM     (No. 11311663)

On the surface, this is consensual - though stupid - relationship. Endings have consequences, or so the victimology goes these days.

Payne has long been a favorite of mine and our portfolio has benefited greatly from his insight, decisive commentary and not BS assessments. He worked hard to get his seat at FBN. His personal decisions, if carried to consensual affair, disappoint, but do not take away from his knowledge.

SHE however, sounds like a full-on opportunist. Little late in the game to toss a tissue-thin claim of harassment. Like..."me,too!!! HE did it!" Oh, please.

Get a frickin´ backbone, women. I fought absolute sexual come-on frequently in my career - by using equipment not even used today - a tape recorder and a overhead announcement system that went out to everyone and kept permanent records of all overhead announcements. Then, the Dolly Parton - rooster to hen in 5 seconds if it happens again. It NEVER did.

Everyone wants to be a victim and *someone* must pay...find that *someone* no matter who you ruin. Gloria and daughter Lisa have made millions off the one-off media conference, never to be seen again with said "victim."

This country will not survive pink hats, victim-everything, all men are evil meme, and safe spaces. I suggest a permanent kindergarten "space" for this entire mindset. Get over yourselves. And don´t ever, ever pretend you can lead ANYTHING, not even your way out of the safe space pink paper bag you inhabit.

Aside - have you ever wondered why so many 20 something *adult* teachers are having sex with their students? They are the same emotional age and have no sense of being an adult vs child. Stunted growth. It comes from self-centered world we have lived in esp in last 15 yrs.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: peasantnumberthree, 7/7/2017 4:00:45 PM     (No. 11311700)

So the disease at Fox News has now spread to the Fox Business Network.

Like the male Fox News anchors have been accused of sexual harassment, now a male Fox Business Network anchor has been accused of sexual harassment.

I don´t know the actual facts in each of these lawsuits, but I am assuming innocence on the part of all Fox anchors until/unless court decisions come down otherwise.

I like Charles Payne´s way of putting complicated financial situations into understandable English. I hope he weathers this storm.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: Boneshaker, 7/7/2017 4:45:13 PM     (No. 11311737)

Riding the Easy Money express again.....

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Reply 48 - Posted by: FelineFine, 7/7/2017 5:04:08 PM     (No. 11311769)

Please don´t tell me Lou Dobbs is next!

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Reply 49 - Posted by: lennon47, 7/7/2017 6:00:39 PM     (No. 11311819)

With the left, Dems & MSM (evils, all one in the same) hate for Fox the evils will plant females (whatever) into the Fox system to "take out the stars". The money the evils spend to cause harm to those they disagree is limitless. Soros would give $100,000s to a female to go inside Fox.

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Hillary Clinton compared herself to Revolutionary War hero Paul Revere on Tuesday, saying that she is “Paula Revere” sounding the alarm on Russian active measures during the 2016 presidential campaign. (Snip) In her interview, Clinton suggested that she has led the push to call out the Russian government and Russian president Vladimir Putin about their involvement in the U.S. election. “I am saying as clearly as I can — I feel like I’m a bit of a, you know, Paula Revere — I’m trying to sound the alarm about this,” Clinton said to a smattering of laughter and applause. Clinton’s

Christian Numerologist Says
World Will End On Sept. 23

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KYW-TV [Philadelphia, PA], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/20/2017 6:47:16 PM     Post Reply
If you had plans for the weekend, a Christian numerologist says you won’t get to them because the world is about to end. David Meade, a self-proclaimed “researcher,” is predicting that a series of apocalyptic events will begin on Sept. 23 and, “a major part of the world will not be the same.” According to Meade, the mysterious rogue planet Nibiru, also known as Planet X, is on a collision course with Earth, which will bring world-ending tsunamis and earthquakes. The numerologist claims the dates of recent events like the Great American Solar Eclipse and Hurricane Harvey’s flooding of Texas were all marked in the Bible.

Exclusive: Mueller team´s focus
on Manafort spans 11 years

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CNN, by Evan Perez    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 9/20/2017 6:15:51 AM     Post Reply
Special Counsel Robert Mueller´s team is reaching back more than a decade in its investigation of Paul Manafort, a sign of the pressure Mueller is placing on President Donald Trump´s former campaign chairman. The FBI´s warrant for a July search of Manafort´s Alexandria, Virginia, home said the investigation centered on possible crimes committed as far back as January 2006, according to a source briefed on the investigation. The broad time frame is the latest indication that Mueller´s team is going well beyond Russian meddling during the campaign as part of its investigation of Trump campaign associates. Manafort,

Clinton book has sold
more than 300,000 copies

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Associated Press, by Hillel Italie    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 9/20/2017 11:19:04 AM     Post Reply
Hillary Clinton´s "What Happened" had a big debut. Clinton´s book about her stunning loss in 2016 to Donald Trump sold more than 300,000 copies in the combined formats of hardcover, e-book and audio, Simon & Schuster told The Associated Press on Wednesday. The book´s hardcover sales of 168,000 was the highest opening for any nonfiction release in five years, according to NPD BookScan, which tracks around 85 percent of retail print sales. Mark Owen´s "No Easy Day," a 2012 memoir about the killing of Osama bin Laden, sold more than 250,000 copies in its first week. Sales for "What Happened"

Josh Earnest: Trump’s U.N. Speech
was ‘Foolish,’ Lacked ‘Coherence’

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Breitbart Video, by Pam Key    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/19/2017 5:51:09 PM     Post Reply
Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” while reacting to President Donald Trump’s speech at United Nations, former White House press secretary for the Obama administration Josh Earnest said the overall speech lacked “coherence,” and Trump mocking North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un was “foolish.” Earnest said, “Having sat in the hall of the United Nations where the president of the United States delivers an address for gathered world leaders — that’s something I did for the last three years—what you know world leaders are looking for in that room is a coherent strategy for taking on the biggest challenges around the

The Latest: Kerry Charges Trump
Speech to UN Was Too Harsh

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Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 9/20/2017 9:16:10 AM     Post Reply
United Nations - The Latest on President Donald Trump and North Korea (all times local): 8:00 a.m. Former Secretary of State John Kerry says President Donald Trump´s United Nations speech may have put America in isolation and danger. Appearing on MSNBC´s "Morning Joe" show Wednesday, Kerry criticized Trump´s harsh rhetoric against North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Kerry said, "You have to ask yourself: Is America safer because of ´rocket man?" He was referring to Trump´s characterization of Kim. Kerry said that kind of harsh language will make it harder for the United States to engage in diplomacy on

The Electoral College Is a
National Security Threat

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Politico, by Matthew Olsen & Benjamin Haas    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 9/20/2017 1:01:17 PM     Post Reply
In Federalist No. 68, his pseudonymous essay on “The Mode of Electing the President,” Alexander Hamilton wrote that the Electoral College could shield the United States “from the desire in foreign powers to gain an improper ascendant in our councils.” (Snip) Hamilton and his colleagues never could have envisioned a year like 2016, when an enemy state—Russia—was able to manipulate America’s election process with stunning effectiveness. But it’s clear the national security rationale for the Electoral College is outdated and therefore it should be retired. Simply put, it enables foreign powers to more easily pierce the very shield Hamilton imagined

California Gov. Compares Trump
Supporters To Ancient Cave People

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Daily Caller, by Jack Crowe    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 9/19/2017 7:40:41 PM     Post Reply
Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown of California compared President Donald Trump supporters to prehistoric cave dwellers Monday during a New York climate event. Brown, an outspoken Trump critic, issued an usually harsh derision of Trump supporters after dismissing the president’s rhetoric on climate change science and U.S. policy toward North Korea as “stupid and dangerous and silly.” “They’re both kind of very similar,” Brown said. “You should check out the derivation of ‘Trump-ite’ and ‘troglodyte,’ because they both refer to people who dwell in deep, dark caves.” Brown attended the climate event, which coincided with the U.N. meeting in New York,

Watch: James O´Keefe Announces New
Investigation: MSM Members Will
´Lose Their Jobs´

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Daily Wire, by Ryan Saavedra    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/19/2017 12:21:02 PM     Post Reply
Filmmaker James O´Keefe said on Monday that Project Veritas will be releasing the results of one of the largest investigations the organization has ever conducted. The Project, said O´Keefe, will lead to people being fired. "In the coming weeks, you’re going see one of the biggest investigations this organization has ever done," O’Keefe said. "It’s a continuation of American Pravda series. It’s aimed at the media. We’re going after their holy grail." "We have tripled our journalists in the field," he continued. "They are not even here, they are out there everyday. It’s gonna be big, it’s gonna be massive.

Gun-Wielding FBI Agents Busted into
Manafort’s Home While His Family Slept

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Gateway Pundit, by Jim Hoft    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/20/2017 12:24:54 PM     Post Reply
Armed FBI agenst with guns drawn busted into Paul Manafort’s home as Manafort and his wife lay in bed. The FBI agents insisted on searching Kathleen Manafort for weapons — after they barged into her home. This is Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ FBI. Sessions needs to go now. (Tweet) The New York Post reported: Gun-wielding FBI agents busted into Paul Manafort’s home as he was asleep in bed and even searched his wife for weapons, it was revealed Tuesday. Agents took an unusually tough approach in executing a search warrant, dealing with potential financial crimes by President Trump’s former campaign chief,

Reporters shaken by Trump´s tough
talk against North Korea

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Washington Examiner, by Eddie Scarry    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/19/2017 11:35:16 AM     Post Reply
President Trump disturbed some in the press after vowing in his United Nations speech to "destroy" North Korea should the country attack the U.S. In his speech, Trump referred to North Korean President Kim Jong Un as "Rocket Man" and said he was on a "suicide mission" in advancing the country´s nuclear weapons development. "The United States has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea," he said. On Twitter, MSNBC host Lawrence O'Donnell said Trump "threatened to commit a war crime" by threatening North Korea.

Wiretaps may prove Trump right —
and that’s absolutely terrifying

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New York Post, by Michael Goodwin    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 9/20/2017 4:42:23 AM     Post Reply
Over the years, a curious habit has taken hold at the United Nations. A body designed to strengthen the best of humanity has too often become a font of doublespeak and appeasement that protects the worst of humanity. That tragic comity was shattered when President Trump played the skunk at the garden party and dared to tell the truth. Many truths, in fact. Among them, that Islamic terrorism is a scourge that must be stopped. That Iran is controlled by a “murderous regime” bent on getting nukes. That North Korea’s “Rocket man is on a suicide mission” and the United States “will have


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