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    Today, 05:35 PM
    Michael Avenatti, who skyrocketed to fame as a chief critic of President Donald Trump and the lawyer for porn actress Stormy Daniels, was taken into police custody Wednesday following an allegation of domestic violence, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press. Police had responded to a domestic violence incident Tuesday and took a report, but Avenatti was taken into custody Wednesday, the official said. The official wasn't authorized to discuss the matter publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. Avenatti remained in custody Wednesday afternoon and a call and text message seeking comment weren't immediately returned. More at: https://newsok.com/article/feed/7192391/official-michael-avenatti-in-los-angeles-police-custody
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    Today, 05:34 PM
    There are plenty of excellent reasons to deport the invaders, the point of this story is that the current regime is coddling them to encourage them to try to take over.
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    Today, 05:31 PM
    Republican Sen. Jeff Flake said Wednesday that he won't vote to confirm judicial nominees unless GOP leaders hold a vote on legislation to protect special counsel Robert Mueller from being fired. Flake of Arizona and Democratic Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware went to the Senate floor on Wednesday and tried to bring the legislation up for a vote. But Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell objected. McConnell has said that the legislation is unnecessary because he believes Mueller won't be fired. Flake and Coons called for the vote in the wake of Attorney General Jeff Sessions' departure. President Donald Trump pushed Sessions out last week and temporarily replaced him with a loyalist, Matt Whitaker, who has criticized the Mueller investigation. The special counsel's probe is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and Russian ties to Trump's Republican campaign. "This is not a moment for our leadership to be weak or irresolute or compromised in any way," Flake said, adding that "the president now has this investigation in his sights and we all know it." He said the appointment of Whitaker was a "blatant" move that increased the urgency for the legislation. Flake, who retires in January, said he wouldn't vote to confirm judges on the Senate floor or to advance them out of committee until there was a vote on the Mueller bill. He said he'd continue to come to the Senate floor to call for one.
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    Today, 05:25 PM
    Democrats have won two Republican-held California state Senate seats in the Central Valley, giving the party veto-proof supermajorities in both chambers of the Legislature. Vote totals updated since Election Day made winners Monday of Melissa Hurtado and Assemblywoman Anna Caballero. Caballero won the open 12th District seat while Hurtado defeated Republican Sen. Andy Vidak in the neighboring 14th District. Both are in the Fresno area. Vidak, of Hanford, has held the seat since a special election in 2013. The victories give Democrats a two-thirds advantage in the 40-member Senate. The party also has that advantage in the 80-seat Assembly. The party also holds every statewide office, led by Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom. Two-thirds majorities allow Democrats to raise taxes, suspend legislative rules and override vetoes without Republican votes. More at: https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/california/articles/2018-11-12/democrats-gain-veto-proof-majority-in-california-legislature
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    Today, 05:15 PM
    The Democrat majority’s legislative priorities in the House will fight to “let everybody vote – everybody,” declared Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) Schumer outlined House Democrat’s legislative priorities during a press conference on Wednesday, saying they would fight for “real reforms” to allow “everybody” to vote, and to not allow that to happen would be “despicable.” “We’re going to fight for real reforms, to loosen the grip of special interests in Washington – and to let everybody vote. Everybody – not stand in the way of people voting, which is a despicable, despicable thing for people to do. It’s against the wellspring of our democracy,” Schumer said. “We hope our colleagues in the House will have success in passing bills like this. We will be relentless here in the Senate in pressuring Senator McConnell and Republicans in the Senate to put them on the floor or pay the consequences.” Several Democrat campaigns have already invited non-citizens to vote during the midterm elections. “A complaint says the Texas Democratic Party asked noncitizens to register to vote, sending applications with citizenship box prechecked,” Abbott tweeted in October. “This is being investigated. If true, there will be serious consequences.”
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    Today, 05:11 PM
    Payment processor PayPal has permanently banned video platform BitChute from using its services. BitChute, a competitor of Google’s video giant YouTube, released a statement addressing PayPal’s decision to sever ties with the company on Wednesday. “A few hours ago BitChute received a notice that our PayPal account has been permanently limited, with immediate effect, and that we will no longer be able to accept or send payments,” the statement reads. PAYPAL BANS BITCHUTE @bitchute https://t.co/MPkH4Ejoux pic.twitter.com/uqzmMbH2hd — Nick Monroe (@nickmon1112) November 14, 2018 “BitChute is pro-free expression which is a universal human right. Furthermore, censorship and deplatforming are poor ways to tackle societal problems as they merely create echo chambers that can lead to bigger problems in the long run.” “It’s important to platform all ideas, as this exposes them to immediate opposition and allows for a public deconstruction of any flaws they may contain. If you are against bigotry or racism or hateful ideologies, you should be pro-free expression,” the statement concluded. More at: https://www.infowars.com/paypal-bans-youtube-competitor-bitchute-without-explanation/
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    Today, 05:09 PM
    The Green Party in Sweden has suggested confiscating the homes of citizens and giving them to migrants if the property is deemed to be too large or if the owner has more than one residence.Blogger Katerina Janouch reveals how the party wanted to introduce a new law which would allow “Municipalities to seize housing to give them refugees.”Under the proposal, authorities would be able to “evacuate people who have too large housing,” for example “couples where the children moved home or cohabited where the partner has a residence elsewhere.”Under any such legislation, homeowners wouldn’t even be compensated, whereas before the government would have had to pay them at least 125% market value.After attracting controversy, the proposal was apparently withdrawn. A list of names of people who were liable to have their homes confiscated was also reportedly circulated, although in the article it’s not clear whether this occurred in Sweden or Norway.The Green Party is by no means a fringe force in Swedish politics, being a minority member of the country’s coalition government. More at: https://www.infowars.com/sweden-green-party-suggests-confiscating-citizens-homes-to-give-them-to-migrants/
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    Today, 05:08 PM
    A migrant from Ghana, notorious for his shoplifting sprees and violent outbursts, was arrested 107 times in Berlin, but none of them stuck. He even walked free after threatening to hack a woman with a meat cleaver. For years, a 59-year-old man known as Bismark B. made a living out of stealing from supermarkets in central Berlin. He would show up “three to four times a week” to steal food, a store employee told local media. Witnesses also said that he often grabbed the most expensive items and kept a journal of the things he stole. Bismark B. racked up 107 arrests, but was released each time because he was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. In November 2017, the man threatened a female store employee with a meat cleaver. “He suddenly kicked me in the chest. If a customer wouldn’t have defended me, he would have beaten me,” the woman said. The incident got him arrested again, but even after that violent outburst, he was let go. Five months later, Bismark B. was caught trying to steal seven bottles of shower gel from a drugstore. He resisted and threatened to kill the store’s employees as they tried to apprehend him. The court has finally opened a case to decide whether to put Bismark B. in a mental institution. In a similar case, a migrant from Africa had more than 540 criminal proceedings opened against him and was allowed to walk free in Frankfurt. Since the man had no documents, the authorities didn’t know his country of origin and couldn’t deport him.
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    Today, 04:52 PM
    Neither do you.
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    Today, 04:00 PM
    I had only sporadic access to the internet at the time and I can't find any polls I posted and I don't believe that there were any (I have every reason to believe that you are lying as is your habit), post links if you have any. Here are some of my earliest posts about Trump:
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    Today, 03:33 PM
    Chinese telecoms giant ZTE is helping Venezuela build a system that monitors citizen behavior through a new identification card. The "fatherland card," already used by the government to track voting, worries many in Venezuela and beyond. In April 2008, former Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez dispatched Justice Ministry officials to visit counterparts in the Chinese technology hub of Shenzhen. Their mission, according to a member of the Venezuela delegation, was to learn the workings of China’s national identity card program. Chávez, a decade into his self-styled socialist revolution, wanted help to provide ID credentials to the millions of Venezuelans who still lacked basic documentation needed for tasks like voting or opening a bank account. Once in Shenzhen, though, the Venezuelans realized a card could do far more than just identify the recipient. There, at the headquarters of Chinese telecom giant ZTE Corp, they learned how China, using smart cards, was developing a system that would help Beijing track social, political and economic behavior. Using vast databases to store information gathered with the card’s use, a government could monitor everything from a citizen’s personal finances to medical history and voting activity. “What we saw in China changed everything,” said the member of the Venezuelan delegation, technical advisor Anthony Daquin. His initial amazement, he said, gradually turned to fear that such a system could lead to abuses of privacy by Venezuela’s government. “They were looking to have citizen control.” The following year, when he raised concerns with Venezuelan officials, Daquin told Reuters, he was detained, beaten and extorted by intelligence agents. They knocked several teeth out with a handgun and accused him of treasonous behavior, Daquin said, prompting him to flee the country. Government spokespeople had no comment on Daquin’s account. The project languished. But 10 years after the Shenzhen trip, Venezuela is rolling out a new, smart-card ID known as the “carnet de la patria,” or “fatherland card.” The ID transmits data about cardholders to computer servers. The card is increasingly linked by the government to subsidized food, health and other social programs most Venezuelans rely on to survive.
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    Today, 03:30 PM
    California House Representative Kevin McCarthy was elected to the position of Republican House Minority Leader by his caucus on Wednesday morning. McCarthy had already been serving as House Majority Leader, but the impending loss of the House Speakership by the GOP means that Minority Leader will be the most powerful Congressional position held by House Republicans. Many had wondered if McCarthy, who was presented as the heir apparent to Paul Ryan for the speakership in the event that House Republicans had managed to maintain control of the chamber, would face a strong challenge from a Freedom Caucus member of the House GOP. McCarthy did in fact face competition for the role from Freedom Caucus stalwart Jim Jordan, but easily beat down the challenge, winning the support of House Republicans for the position in a landslide vote of 159 to 43. More at: https://bigleaguepolitics.com/kevin-mccarthy-takes-house-minority-leader-position/ :down:
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    Today, 03:28 PM
    A Republican congressional candidate from New Mexico is on the verge of being beaten by a Democratic opponent after she says thousands of ballots mysteriously appeared after the election. “Everybody goes to bed on Tuesday night thinking that I’ve been declared the winner, and then suddenly on Wednesday morning they start hearing that there were 8,000 ballots that came up out of nowhere,” Rep. Yvette Herrell (R-N.M.) said on Fox News Tuesday night. A Santa Fe New Mexican report said that it took election officials all night last Tuesday to count the 8,000 absentee ballots, up from just over 3,000 during the 2016 presidential campaign – where overall voter turnout was much higher. One county was still counting provisional ballots as of Monday, adding 1,100 Democrat votes to the final tally for Xochitl Torres Small, Herrell’s opponent. According to Herrell, there were over 100 documented complaints about the election in New Mexico’s 2nd Congressional District. Right now, Torres Small has a 3,500 vote advantage while Herrell refuses to concede the race. This report comes amid new scrutiny regarding provisional and absentee ballots around the country. More at: https://bigleaguepolitics.com/thousands-of-provisional-and-absentee-ballots-found-in-new-mexico-democrat-leads-republican/
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    Today, 03:15 PM
    The Florida Department of State (DoS) last week has asked federal prosecutors to investigate official election documents with the dates changed, which the department says can be tied to the Florida Democratic Party, according to Politico. The concerns,which the department says can be tied to the Florida Democratic Party, center around date changes on forms used to fix vote-by-mail ballots sent with incorrect or missing information. Known as “cure affidavits,” those documents used to fix mail ballotswere due no later than 5 p.m. on Nov. 5 — the day before the election. But affidavits released on Tuesday by the DOS show that documents from four different counties said the ballots could be returned by 5 p.m. on Thursday, which is not accurate. -Politico Unsurprisingly, one of the counties under scrutiny is Broward - which is now conducting no less than six recounts, after the results of three statewide races and three local legislative races have been called into question amid mysteriously found ballots and lingering questions over the chain of custody governing the proper handling of voting materials. More at: https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-11-14/feds-investigating-altered-election-documents-tied-florida-democratic-party
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    Today, 02:55 PM
    He bragged about negging me and then whines when I give him one back. What does that make him?
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    Today, 02:53 PM
    More lies, I wasn't here during the primaries and my earliest posts regarding Trump were hostile before he exceeded my expectations.
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    Today, 02:45 PM
    :rolleyes:
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    Today, 02:41 PM
    US financials stocks have tumbled from opening higher after Rep. Maxine Waters - soon to to take over the powerful House Financial Services Committee when the new Congress convenes in January - laid down the law on what will and won't happen under Democrat rule. As CNBC reports, the California Democrat said efforts to loosen the reins on Wall Street financial institutions won't be tolerated should she be committee chair, as expected. "Make no mistake, come January, in this committee the days of this committee weakening regulations and putting our economy once again at risk of another financial crisis will come to an end," Waters said. More at: https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-11-14/bank-stocks-dive-after-maxine-waters-threatens-end-regulation-rollback
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    Today, 02:39 PM
    The Mexican Peso and Canadian loonie are tumbling after New Jersey Democrat, Rep. Bill Pascrell - who’s in line to chair the House Ways and Means Trade subcommittee - said the USMCA trade agreement between the U.S., Mexico and Canada is dead unless President Trump renegotiates it. “If he wants a Democratic votes they need to be not only changes in the legislation but more enforcement,” Pascrell says. Pascrell added that "there will not be a quick solution" to USMCA issues. More at: https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-11-14/peso-loonie-tumble-after-dems-demand-changes-nafta-20
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    Today, 02:27 PM
    OPEC and the non-OPEC partners in the deal are discussing potentially cutting oil production by as much as 1.4 million bpd to try to lift oil prices out of the current rout, Reuters reported on Wednesday, citing three sources familiar with the talks. A proposal to reduce oil supply by 1.4 million was one of the options that the OPEC/non-OPEC joint committee discussed at their meeting in Abu Dhabi on Sunday, according to Reuters’s sources, who added that OPEC’s Iran and the leader of the non-OPEC group Russia have yet to be convinced to back such a proposal. “I believe a cut of 1.4 million bpd is more reasonable than above it or below it,” one source told Reuters. After the OPEC-Non-OPEC Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee (JMMC) meeting on Sunday, OPEC said that the Joint Technical Committee (JTC) that reviews the state of the oil market is tasked to come up with “options on new 2019 production adjustments, which may require new strategies to balance the market.” This was OPEC’s admission that an oversupply may be coming next year. Russia’s official position is ‘wait and see’ and not to rush into hasty decisions. After the Abu Dhabi meeting, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said that the partners need to continue monitoring the market situation and that they discussed continuing their cooperation into 2019. “We need to look at the situation very carefully to see how it will develop so that we don’t end up changing our course by 180 degrees every month,” Novak told CNBC on Sunday. “We are not excluding cuts,” Novak told Bloomberg on Monday, but noted that he wouldn’t want to put an accent only on this measure.
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    Today, 02:21 PM
    Blood pressure medicine recall expands amid cancer concerns
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    Today, 02:21 PM
    I didn't hear anyone ask for Denathor's opinion.
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    Today, 02:02 PM
    So is Tulsa.
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    Today, 01:59 PM
    Trump is trolling the Dems, Nancy will be a disaster for them and many of them know it, that is why he even offered to get her some R votes to be speaker. You started it.
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    Today, 01:49 PM
    Tulsa's actions speak louder than your words. I also support Rand over Trump but Tulsa supports Demoncrats over Trump.
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    Today, 01:36 PM
    A constant trickle of invaders is actually more deadly than a single army, if they came all at once or in a few large groups we would never have let 20+ Million of them in and nobody would be agitating to give them amnesty. The caravans are a gamble to see if we have grown so stupid that they can start coming in ever larger numbers but they are failing because the large groups are waking people up to the threat.
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    Today, 01:07 PM
    It's probably a false flag to create an excuse for a crackdown on AfD and anyone else with half a brain that wants to stop the insanity.
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    Today, 01:04 PM
    It is and you called for a ban on ALL political ads. Even if we just discuss McCain-Feingold it was designed to protect incumbents from challengers and citizen groups, YOU are the one advocating for a position that gives politicians and corporations an advantage over citizens. Hooray for taxes!:sarcasm: Since you have TDS you should agree with this: But since you are really here to promote Demoncrats you will ignore it.
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    Today, 12:56 PM
    LOL That is a lie, but it is the only way you can try to justify your love of government censorship so you just keep repeating it.
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