Patriots owner Robert Kraft fired Antonio Brown over threatening texts
on September 21, 2019 at 06:20
Kraft became enraged on Friday afternoon when he learned of ‘intimidating and threatening’ text messages that Brown sent to one of the women accusing him of sexual misconduct, sources said.
Even Saudis don’t believe in fiction of Iranian attacks on oil plants – Zarif
by RT on September 21, 2019 at 06:12
Iranian involvement in the attaclks on Saudi Arabia oil facilities is the thing even Saudis themselves can hardly believe, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said. Read Full Article at RT.com
Amazon employees walk out of Seattle headquarters over retailer’s inaction on climate change
on September 21, 2019 at 06:05
The Amazon protest took place at about 11.30am Friday and involved more than 1,800 employees from across the US and around the world, Amazon Employees for Climate Justice said.
Black conservative Candace Owens says ‘white supremacy and white nationalism are not a problem’
on September 21, 2019 at 06:01
Black conservative activist Candace Owens said white supremacy and white nationalism are not a problem for minorities during a hearing on white nationalism in Washington D.C.
Two gunmen in Pennsylvania run around a minivan shooting each other – forcing kids to run for cover
on September 21, 2019 at 06:00
Video footage captured two men run around a mini van while shooting each other while nearby children are forced to run for cover near an elementary school one block away in Chester City, Pennsylvania
13 Marines charged in human smuggling case
by Morgan Phillips on September 21, 2019 at 00:43
Thirteen Marines have been formally charged for involvement in smuggling undocumented immigrants into the U.S., the Marine Corps announced Friday.&nbs
China develops handheld sonic weapon for crowd control: report
by Christopher Carbone on September 21, 2019 at 00:37
China has developed the world’s first portable sonic gun to control riots, the Chinese Academy of Sciences announced.
Court denies Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten’s bid for release
by Louis Casiano on September 21, 2019 at 00:28
Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten’s latest bid for freedom was denied by a California appeals court Friday.
House Minority Leader McCarthy defends Trump in wake of Ukraine report: ‘More facts’ are needed
by Victor Garcia on September 21, 2019 at 00:25
House Minority leader Kevin McCarthy defended President Trump Friday from a new report that alleges he asked the president of Ukraine numerous times in a single phone call to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden’s son.
‘Almost impossible mission’: The 8,000-mile non-stop flight to save a US soldier’s life
by Lucas Tomlinson on September 20, 2019 at 23:46
Three military aircraft, 18 medical personnel, 24,000 gallons of fuel and 26 gallons of blood were spent to save the life of this critically wounded soldier.
Billy Bush finalizes divorce from Sydney Davis after nearly 20 years of marriage: report
by Mariah Haas on September 20, 2019 at 23:38
Billy Bush and Sydney Davis are officially divorced.&nbs
Juan Williams reacts to Charles Barkley, credits Obama for current economy over Trump
by Victor Garcia on September 20, 2019 at 23:35
Friday, “The Five” discussed remarks made by NBA basketball legend Charles Barkley who chastised Democrats for taking black voters for granted and ripped Republicans for ignoring them.
Pentagon announces more US troops, but ‘not thousands’ more, will deploy to Mideast
by Melissa Leon on September 20, 2019 at 23:33
The U.S. will deploy more troops to the Middle East to deter Iran’s increasingly aggressive behavior in the region, top military officials said Friday night.
Thousands of patient records found at Indiana abortion clinics run by doctor who hoarded remains at home
by Vandana Rambaran on September 20, 2019 at 23:33
Medical records for thousands of women who had abortions performed by a doctor who hoarded 2,246 fetal remains at his home in Illinois were found abandoned at his medical clinics in Indiana, authorities said Friday.
Billionaire keeps promise to wipe out student loan debt for 2019 Morehouse graduates
by Louis Casiano on September 20, 2019 at 23:18
Robert Smith, the private equity billionaire and philanthropist who shocked Morehouse College at their May graduation when he pledged to pay off their student loans, followed through on his promise.
Global climate strike: Greta Thunberg and school students lead climate crisis protest – live updates
by Maanvi Singh (now), Mark Oliver, Haroon Siddique, and Naaman Zhou (earlier) on September 21, 2019 at 00:37
Millions of people from Sydney to Manila, Dhaka to London and New York are marching for urgent action on climate breakdownWhy the Guardian is changing its environment languageHow you can get involved | Are you taking part in today’s protests?Please support the Guardian’s independent journalism 1.30am BSTThese puppers want action on climate change right now. And maybe also a treat, please?This dog gets it. Climate strike in San Francisco pic.twitter.com/URVintNKlDI’m scared about our government’s lack of meaningful climate action too, doggo! #ClimateStrike #Melbourne pic.twitter.com/y0ZJCBXYZj#ClimateStrike #Hobart #Tasmania Clever doggo pic.twitter.com/j5OXXQkf7A 12.57am BSTWorkers from Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Facebook, and Twitter staged walkouts in what may be the largest coordinated worker action in the history of the tech industry. Seattle tech workers are out here!! #TechClimateStrike pic.twitter.com/x8nIzSDyzOHere we go! We’re marching side-by-side with @TwtAction for #ClimateStrike. pic.twitter.com/Bne4UdMfxXTwitter, Amazon, and Google workers marching together for climate justice! pic.twitter.com/JTQgT3968i Continue reading…
US to deploy more troops to Saudi Arabia after attack on oil industry
by Associated Press on September 21, 2019 at 00:10
Trump has for now decided not to authorize an immediate military strike on Iran in response to attackThe Pentagon says the US will deploy additional troops and military equipment to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to beef up security, as Donald Trump has at least for now decided against any immediate military strike on Iran in response to the attack on the Saudi oil industry. Related: Iran threatens ‘all-out war’ if action taken over Saudi oil strike Continue reading…
‘Save us, save the world’: Pacific climate warriors taking the fight to the UN
by Kate Lyons in Funafuti on September 20, 2019 at 23:30
Frank Bainimarama, Enele Sopoaga and Hilda Heine hope their urgent demands for action will save their island nations from the rising wavesIt is the final night of the Pacific Islands Forum in Tuvalu and the Fijian prime minister is explaining how to drink kava.“You clap first,” says Frank Bainimarama, as the smooth wooden bowl is passed around the circle. “Then you have to gulp in one go; then you clap again – one, two, three.” Continue reading…
Trump denies Hillary Clinton claim he sought foreign help for 2020 election
by David Smith in Washington and Andrew Roth in Moscow on September 20, 2019 at 23:27
White House rocked by whistleblower complaint as reports say Trump pressured Ukraine president to investigate Joe Biden’s sonDonald Trump on Friday denied an accusation from his political rival Hillary Clinton that he sought help from a foreign government to help his bid for re-election – a potential replay of Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential campaign. Related: Pelosi: whistleblower complaint raises ‘urgent concerns for national security’ – live Continue reading…
High-octane glitz for Versace as J-Lo brings the house down
by Hannah Marriott Fashion editor on September 20, 2019 at 22:08
The actor’s appearance in ‘That’ dress from 2000 had the crowd in Milan whoopingOne of the lesser-known aspects of Versace’s brand mythology is its role in the inception of Google Images.The story goes like this. In the year 2000 – as fashion scholars will recall – Jennifer Lopez wore a sheer, low-cut green Versace dress to the Grammys. “The whole world wanted to see that dress,” said Donatella Versace at a press conference in Milan on Friday. And so the world surfed the net – as we used to say – but couldn’t find the picture within the mainly text-based system. And lo, Google Images was born. Continue reading…
LA ‘predator’ Ed Buck had at least 10 victims and drugged unconscious men, complaint says
by Sam Levin in Los Angeles on September 20, 2019 at 20:53
Court records reveal disturbing details about how Buck allegedly targeted and assaulted homeless men struggling with addictionEd Buck, the Los Angeles political activist accused of preying on gay black men and forcibly injecting them with fatal doses of drugs, had at least 10 victims, would drug them while they were unconscious and was known locally as “Doctor Kevorkian”, according to new court records.The wealthy Democratic donor, 65, was arrested this week and charged with running a drug den more than two years after 26-year-old Gemmel Moore fatally overdosed in Buck’s West Hollywood home. On Thursday, federal prosecutors charged him with administering methamphetamine to a victim who died and released new details about how he targeted men struggling with homelessness and addiction. Continue reading…
Democracy And America’s Foreign Policy Identity
on October 4, 2019 at 09:44
In the News featuring Condoleezza Ricevia Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan A Master Class With Former U.S. Secretary Of State Condoleezza Rice, Hosted By John Ciorciari, Director Of The Weiser Diplomacy Center.
66th Secretary Of State Condoleezza Rice To Speak At U-M
on October 4, 2019 at 08:33
Image credit: Steve Gladfelter, Stanford Visual ArtsIn the News featuring Condoleezza Ricevia Michigan NewsA conversation with Condoleezza Rice, the 66th U.S. Secretary of State, moderated by Michael Barr, dean of the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. She is expected to discuss a number of topics, including her career in public service and the current state of foreign affairs.
Report: Trump urged Ukraine’s president to reopen investigation of Hunter Biden
by Paul Mirengoff on September 21, 2019 at 04:35
(Paul Mirengoff) The Wall Street Journal reports that President Trump, in a July phone call, repeatedly pressed the president of Ukraine to investigate Hunter Biden, son of Joe Biden. According to the Journal, Trump urged Volodymyr Zelensky about eight times to work with Rudy Giuliani, his personal lawyer, on a probe of Hunter Biden: “[Trump] told [Zelensky] that he should work with [Giuliani] on Biden, and that people in Washington wanted to
Biden blasted at LGBT forum for previously calling Vice President Pence a ‘decent guy’
by Breck Dumas on September 21, 2019 at 04:04
Democratic presidential frontrunner and former vice president Joe Biden was called out during an LGBT forum on Friday, when a moderator questioned how the community could trust him after he referred to Vice President Mike Pence as a “decent guy.” What are the details? Biden was participating in an Iowa candidate’s forum sponsored by GLAAD when he was questioned by Cedar Rapids Gazette columnist Lyz Lenz, who said, “In 1994 you did voted for ‘don’t ask don’t tell,’ and in 1996 you voted for the Defense of Marriage Act. You did vote to repeal both of those, but you have also praised Vice President Mike Pence as a ‘decent guy.'” The audience booed in reaction to Lenz’s last line. Biden responded to her, “You’re a lovely person.” “I’m just asking the questions that people wanna know,” Lenz replied, gaining loud applause. “Alright, fire away,” Biden responded. To which Lenz said, “So, I guess it goes without saying Pence is opposed to LGBTQ rights, so, the question that arises from these is, how can LGBTQ people trust that you won’t compromise on issues that put them at risk, in order to cross the aisle to people like Pence.” Biden went on to tout his credentials as “the first person nationally to come out” in support of gay marriage. Lenz bragged later on Twitter, “As I was walking off the stage with @JoeBiden he said to me dryly, “You’re a real sweetheart.” She then told her followers, “This is why,” posting footage of their exchange. On social media, folks were quick to note the fact that the forum’s audience considered calling a political foe a “decent guy” was worthy of ridicule. T. Becket Adams of The Washington Examiner tweeted, “I love that calling Mike Pence a ‘decent guy’ is lumped into the same category as voting for Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell and DOMA.”
Democrat Lawmaker Defends Obama Admin’s Spying on Trump Campaign during Committee Hearing
by Jim Hoft on September 21, 2019 at 04:00
The House sub-committee on Oversight of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) met earlier this week on Capitol Hill. The FISA Court was originally set up to empower federal agencies to spy on lone wolf terrorists and conduct roving wiretaps on potential terrorists. In 2016 and 2017 the Obama administration used the FISA Court to […] The post Democrat Lawmaker Defends Obama Admin’s Spying on Trump Campaign during Committee Hearing appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.
Trump Sends Troops and Missiles to Saudi Arabia
by Keith Koffler on September 20, 2019 at 23:07
Seems to me like a strong, yet measured response. According to the Washington Examiner: The Pentagon is sending additional troops and missiles to Saudi Arabia in response to Iran’s attack on Saudi oil facilities last weekend. “The president has approved the deployment of U.S. forces which are primarily defensive in nature,” Defense Secretary Mark Esper
WSJ: Trump Repeatedly Urged Ukraine to Probe Biden but Offered No Quid-Pro-Quo
by Keith Koffler on September 20, 2019 at 20:06
All the speculation that President Trump offered military aid to the Ukrainians to investigate Joe Biden, down the drain. But asking foreign governments to investigate your political opponents is egregious. Not sure if it’s illegal, but it is the wrong thing to do. According to the Wall Street Journal: President Trump in a July phone
Back Into Politics? Nikki Haley Moves Back to South Carolina
by Keith Koffler on September 20, 2019 at 19:06
I doubt, though, that this is about a statewide run. It’s about running for president in 2024. She was living in New York City. I don’t think she can run as a southern conservative when she’s living in New York. It’s not easy to run as any kind of conservative if you’ve abandoned South Carolina
Video || Trump to the Media: “You’re a Joke”
by Keith Koffler on September 20, 2019 at 18:00
This was in response to a question about the story about a whistleblower concerned about President Trump’s conversation with a foreign leader, apparently the prime minister of Ukraine.
Trump Meets with Mark Zuckerberg
by Keith Koffler on September 20, 2019 at 13:01
President Trump met with Mark Zuckerberg, who is in Washington on a charm offensive as lawmakers try to determine whether he has too much control over the information Americans get and the way they share it. According to the Wall Street Journal: With his company under a regulatory spotlight, Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg
Are Dr. Phil and Robin McGraw Getting Divorced?
by David Mikkelson on September 21, 2019 at 00:10
“I think it’s the belief that you can’t live in Hollywood and be happily married, but you can,” Robin McGraw declared.
Former Charlie Rose Makeup Artist Sues, Alleging Harassment
by AP News on September 20, 2019 at 22:51
The former chief makeup artist at Charlie Rose’s interview show is suing him and saying the disgraced television journalist ran a “toxic work environment” for women.
The A.V. Club is recapping Disenchantment
by The A.V. Club on September 20, 2019 at 22:00
Episode 1: “The Disenchantress” | “Stairway To Hell” | “The Very Thing” | “The Lonely Heart Is A Hunter” | “Our Bodies, Our Elves” | “The Dreamland Job” | “Love’s Slimy Embrace” | “In Her Own Write” | “The Electric Princess” | “Tiabeanie Falls” | Read more…
Is This a Photo of 5 People Atop a Skyscraper Spire?
by Dan Evon on September 20, 2019 at 21:59
Regardless of the authenticity of this picture, we’re not sure it lives up to being the “mother of all selfies.”
O’Rourke Not Alone in Support of Mandatory Buyback
by Robert Farley on September 20, 2019 at 21:20
Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke has faced backlash from Republicans, and some Democrats, for his debate-night advocacy of a mandatory buyback program for so-called assault weapons. But Sen. Chuck Schumer went too far when he said, “I don’t know of any other Democrat who agrees with Beto O’Rourke.” The post O’Rourke Not Alone in Support of Mandatory Buyback appeared first on FactCheck.org.
Beto O’Rourke: Hero Of The Second Amendment
by Tom Knighton on September 21, 2019 at 00:00
There are a lot of pro-gun politicians out there who it’s hard not to admire. Rep. Steve Scalise, for example, was shot by a domestic terrorist who only wanted to kill Republicans, yet his stance on guns has been resolute throughout. I can’t even imagine what he went through, yet he’s not budged a single […] The post Beto O’Rourke: Hero Of The Second Amendment appeared first on Bearing Arms.
FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS: Nitecore P20 & AA Powered EA42
by Nicholas C on September 21, 2019 at 00:00
After our last Nitecore review, NItecore sent us their P20 and EA42. I was interested in the EA42 since it is a AA powered light that puts out a respectable 1800 lumens. While the P20 is their basic 800 lumen tactical flashlight. Let us first take a closer look at the Nitecore P20 and then […] Read More … The post FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS: Nitecore P20 & AA Powered EA42 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
POTD: Joint Warfighter Series in Australia 2019
by Eric B on September 20, 2019 at 23:30
Unfortunately, we don’t go “down under” too often in Photo Of The Day, but today we go to Australia for the Joint Warfighter Series which took place in July 2019. This is the end of Battle Group Lion’s four-week Warfighter exercise, that culminated with an impressive display of live-fire action at Shoalwater Bay Training Area. […] Read More … The post POTD: Joint Warfighter Series in Australia 2019 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
5.11 AMPC 16L Plate Carrier / Tactical Backpack – Gear Review
by Rex Nanorum on September 20, 2019 at 23:00
The 5.11 AMPC is not only well made as a standalone day-pack, its versatility as a plate carrier add-on just gives increased value. The post 5.11 AMPC 16L Plate Carrier / Tactical Backpack – Gear Review appeared first on AmmoLand.com.
Featured Deals of the Week – 9/20/19
by Benjamin F on September 20, 2019 at 23:00
It’s that time of the week again boys and girls. Break out your piggy banks and get ready to sacrifice some savings. Here’s a bunch of gun deals. Aero Precision M4e1 Cerakoted receiver sets – $174.99 What the deal is: Aero Precision fills that niche where you want something better than PSA or Anderson, but […] Read More … The post Featured Deals of the Week – 9/20/19 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Bonus Quote of the Day
by Taegan Goddard on September 21, 2019 at 00:52
“A president is sitting in the Oval Office, right now, who continues to commit crimes. He continues because he knows his Justice Department won’t act and believes Congress won’t either. Today’s news confirmed he thinks he’s above the law. If we do nothing, he’ll be right.” — Sen. Elizabeth Warren, on Twitter.
Trump Has Done Plenty to Warrant Impeachment
by Taegan Goddard on September 21, 2019 at 00:50
George Conway and Neil Katyal: “It is high time for Congress to do its duty, in the manner the framers intended. Given how Trump seems ever bent on putting himself above the law, something like what might have happened between him and Ukraine — abusing presidential authority for personal benefit — was almost inevitable. Yet
Trump Tries to Quell Scandal Saying Quiet Part Out Loud
by Taegan Goddard on September 21, 2019 at 00:46
Washington Post: “Much as he did three years ago — when he asked Russia to hack the emails of his Democratic rival — President Trump on Friday seemed to make a similar request of Ukraine, all but urging the Eastern European nation to investigate Joe Biden, his potential Democratic opponent.” “For Trump, controversial public disclosures have
Country, Smoothed Over
by Tim Riley on September 21, 2019 at 00:23
Ken Burns’ documentary “Country Music” and its book tie-in present country music with a naive affection that misses key American tensions.
Here Are The 3 Crimes Trump Committed In His Phone Call With Ukraine
by Jason Easley on September 20, 2019 at 23:52
Former CIA and DOD Chief Of Staff Jeremy Bash outlined three felony crimes that Trump committed when he tried to pressure Ukraine to investigate Biden.