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  • Cherokee Nation Blasts Elizabeth Warren For DNA Stunt: ‘Inappropriate And Wrong’
    'Using a DNA test to lay claim to any connection to the Cherokee Nation or any tribal nation, even vaguely, is inappropriate and wrong. . . Warren is undermining tribal interests with her continued claims of tribal heritage.'
  • Sen. Hatch Trolls Sen. Warren, Claims He’s 1/1032 T-Rex
    'These DNA tests are quite something'
  • Judge dismisses Stormy Daniels' Trump defamation lawsuit
    A federal judge dismissed Stormy Daniels' defamation lawsuit against President Donald Trump on Monday.
  • Robert Durst of ‘The Jinx’ struck fear in his wife before she disappeared in the ’80s: witness
    "She said that there were problems in her marriage and that things had escalated to the point she felt unsafe," said a witness.
  • Gerard Butler Says It Would Have Been ‘Insensitive’ To Travel To Saudi Arabia For Film Opening Due Journos Disappearance
    'The timing couldn't have been worse'
  • "People just can't know that." McCaskill Hides Agenda from Voters, "semi-automatic rifle ban"
    Skip to 2:49 for the beginning of the report.Project Veritas Action Fund has released a third undercover video from campaigns during this 2018 election season. This report exposes how incumbent Senator McCaskill and individuals working on her campaign conceal their liberal views on issues in order to court moderate voters.
  • Tucker Carlson Floats Idea That Senator Elizabeth Warren Pays The Boston Globe
    'I always wonder are they taking payment directly from or is it just a kind of moral payment?'
  • Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies at 65
    Paul Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with his childhood friend Bill Gates before becoming a billionaire philanthropist who invested in conservation, space travel, arts and culture and professional sports, died Monday. He was 65.
  • Louisiana company recalls over 30,000 pounds of meat and poultry
    The meat was not federally inspected.
  • New Caravan Masses Toward US Border; Doubles in size...
    New Caravan Masses Toward US Border; Doubles in size... (Second column, 1st story, link) Related stories:'March of the Migrant'... Advertise here
  • Trump surveys Michael's wrath, rescuers search for bodies
    U.S. President Donald Trump got a first-hand look on Monday at the “total devastation" that Hurricane Michael brought to Florida, as rescuers searched for scores of missing people and hundreds of thousands of residents remained without power.
  • Veritas Undercover Exposes MO Sen. McCaskill Hiding Liberal Agenda From Moderate Voters: "People Just Can't Know That"
    In the third undercover video filmed by Project Veritas  during the ongoing 2018 election season, Missouri Senator McCaskill's considerably more liberal views - "essentially the same as [Obama's]" - are exposed as she and her campaign staff conceals them in order to court moderate voters... and she needs them as her and her opponent are essentially tied: Via ProjectVeritasAction.com, Said James O’Keefe, founder and president of Project Veritas Action: “This undercover report shows just how broken our political system has become. Senator McCaskill hides her true views from voters because she knows they won’t like them.”  Senator McCaskill Talks Gun Bans on Tape Senator McCaskill revealed her intention to vote on various gun control measures in undercover footage: MCCASKILL: “Well if we elect enough Democrats we’ll get some gun safety stuff done. They won’t let us vote on it, we’ve got 60 votes for a number of measures that would help with gun safety, but McConnell won’t let ’em come to the floor.” JOURNALIST: “Like bump stocks, ARs and high capacity mags…?” MCCASKILL: “Universal background checks, all of that… But if we have the kind of year I think we might have I think we could actually be in a position to get votes on this stuff on the floor and we’d get 60 [votes]…” JOURNALIST: “So you would be on board with the bump stocks and… high capacity mags.” MCCASKILL: “Of course! Of course!” Despite her strong views on gun control, Senator McCaskill does not tend to promote them on the campaign trail or on her website. Rob Mills, who works on Senator McCaskill’s campaign, says that is “…because she has a bunch of Republican voters.” Another individual who works on Senator McCaskill campaign, Carson Pope, adds that “…a semi-automatic rifle ban is more so what she would support.” “People just can’t know that.” According to Mills, Senator McCaskill conceals her support of Moms Demand Action, a gun control group, and other similar organizations because they would “…hurt her ability to get elected.” MILLS: “But she doesn’t openly go out and support groups like ‘Mom’s Demand Action’ or just like other groups that are related to that. Because that could hurt, her ability to get elected. Because people like see that and they’re like well I don’t want to support her even though they stand for the same policies…” MILLS: “She’s worked out stuff with Mom’s Demand Action to make sure that she can support their goals without supporting the organization openly. And you know, Mom’s Demand Action does the exact same thing. Like a lot of our volunteers are actually from there. She’s really good about strategy and making sure she has a goal and can get there.” Nicolas Starost, another individual who works on Senator McCaskill’s campaign, explains how President Obama won’t campaign for Senator McCaskill in Missouri despite their similar views on politics. Starost says this is because Senator McCaskill needs to distance herself from the Democratic party to appeal to more voters: STAROST: “Because of how like, cause he’s a very liberal candidate. And like… Claire distancing herself from the party is gonna help her win more votes than it will saying like: “Oh here’s Obama, the former President of the United States, to now speak on my behalf.” Which is unfortunate because I love Obama to pieces, and I’d love to see him come here.” JOURNALIST: “And they essentially have the same views on everything?” STAROST: “Yeah. People just can’t know that.” Impeachment Another individual who works on Senator McCaskill’s campaign, Glen Winfrey, explains plans for the impeachment of President Trump: JOURNALIST: “So, here’s the real question, Claire holds off on impeachment to get the moderate. What do we tell the moderates when we drop the impeachment hammer afterward?” WINFREY: “Get over it. It was a national security question. That information was confidential, and she did her duty by not revealing the information until afterward.”
  • Cannabis Set To Disrupt $500 Billion Market Amid DEA Approvals And Canadian Legalization: Canopy Growth CEO
    The CEO of Canadian marijuana producer Canopy Growth says that marijuana is set to disrupt $500 billion in global markets. Bruce Linton - whose company recently shipped cannabis from Canada to the United States using a yet-undisclosed "DEA-approved partner," told CNBC's Jim Cramer that the "back-of-the-envelope math" pencils out - between therapeutic cannabinoid treatments to a cultural shift from alcohol and tobacco to recreational pot use.  "We disrupt alcohol potentially, cigarettes potentially, in terms of smoking cessation," he told Cramer. "We really disrupt pharmaceutical, because whether or not you're geriatric care, you're dealing with arthritic conditions, you're someone who can't sleep, you're going through an oncology treatment, I think you're going to find cannabinoid therapies really hit there." "And so you add all that together, plus the existing $200 billion illicit market, that pretty quickly gets you up around $500 billion," Linton continued. "It sounds like a 'How could it be?' but just do a bit of the back-of-the-envelope math. It's not crazy." Canopy made headlines last week after announcing several-billion-dollar investments from Corona parent company, Constellation Brands, as well as legal shipment of marijuana, a Schedule 1 drug, into the United States.  "Under [Drug Enforcement Administration] approval, we shipped, for the first time, legally — and I highlight 'legally' — cannabis from Canada to the U.S," Bruce Linton, the co-founder, Chairman and CEO of Canopy Growth, told CNBC's Jim Cramer. "The DEA-approved partner, which we haven't announced yet, can actually begin to do medical research, clinical trials if necessary, [and] create the data set that enables people to know when, what, where, and maybe it can become federally regulated in the U.S. with some input that way," Linton said in an interview on "Mad Money." -CNBC The positive news for Canopy comes on the heels of competitor Tilray announcing DEA approval to import cannabis into the United States for medical research at the University of California San Diego's Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research. As CNBC notes, California is one of eight states to fully legalize medical and recreational marijuana use, while thirty states currently legalize some form of medical marijuana.  Canada will fully legalize adult marijuana use next Wednesday, October 17, which is expected to result in a massive windfall for producers such as Canopy.  Linton says that Canada's legalization has forced governments worldwide to consider how they can get in on the action.  "Last week I was in the EU, the U.K. They know about Oct. 17 intimately and they're trying to figure out, 'Hm, if we're a government or businesses, how do we quit ignoring cannabis and govern it, regulate it, tax it and turn it into something that might be medicinal and for sure a much better formatted product for a party?'" he said. "And so what's going to be the big bump isn't just Canada," he said. "If we do it right, Canopy leads. That gives us the position globally that then, all of a sudden, you add a zero or two to the number of people we're trying to serve." Watch: 
  • Trump celebrates return of American pastor from Turkey
    "From a Turkish prison to the White House in 24 hours, that's not bad," Trump said.
  • Camille Paglia: Feminism Based on Destroying Men Is ‘Absolute Poison’ to Culture
    The brand of feminism recreated by Betty Friedan in the 1960s, Paglia said, is now based on “denigrating men” and “defining men as oppressors and tyrants through history.”
  • Three men arrested on assault, robbery charges in clash following speech by founder of far-right group
    Three men were arrested on assault and robbery charges in New York City on Friday following a violent clash after a speech by the founder of the "Proud Boys," a male-only, far-right group.The New York Police Depart...
  • Florida officials fear death toll will rise...
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  • 'We are fine': Melania dismisses gossip...
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  • 'Friendly fire' destroys Belgian warplane at base
    A Belgian air force mechanic servicing a warplane at a base in the south of the country opened fire and destroyed another F-16 jet fighter on the tarmac, public broadcaster VRT said on Friday, citing unidentified sources.
  • MASCOT completes first scientific 'stroll' across asteroid Ryugu
    The German lander MASCOT has completed its first scientific 'stroll' across the asteroid Ryugu.
  • Chicago Sues Trump Again — This Time To Force Justice Department To Release $2 Million Grant
    'We will not be bullied'
  • ABC Regrets Firing Roseanne; "We Didn't Think It Through Properly"
    ABC executives regret their "knee-jerk" decision to fire Roseanne Barr, and now believe that the network's spin-off series The Conners will fail under the weight of its own politically correct hubris, reports the Daily Mail, citing two anonymous execs.  "We didn't think it through properly. What Roseanne did was wrong but we shouldn't have rushed to fire her. It was almost a knee-jerk reaction by Ben [Sherwood] and Channing [Dungey] who should have launched an investigation," said one insider, who added "This would have given them more time to listen to the public, advertisers and cast members to determine the best decision."  The Roseanne reboot - which quickly became ABC's #1 top-rated series in April, was quickly derailed after the network suddenly fired star Roseanne Barr after she compared former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett to if the "Muslim brotherhood & Planet of the Apes had a bay," comments which were condemned by Dungey as "abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values."  Barr, 65, was fired before a single advertiser pulled out, just three months into the show's return. Her co-stars immediately turned on her, publicly shunning Roseanne for her tweet.  Roseanne immediately apologized:  Many conservatives at the time pointed out that while Roseanne was fired, MSNBC host Joy Reid was allowed to keep her job despite making anti-gay, anti-Muslim blog posts several years ago over a sustained period - and then lying about it.  The vastly different treatment of the two TV personalities has once again raised questions over the treatment of conservatives in Hollywood.  Although many applauded the network for taking swift action against the actress, the cancellation marked a premature and unfortunate end to the revival which had been considered an overall success. Prior to Barr's tweet, however, the show had already received criticism for Roseanne's portrayal of a Trump supporter and its attempts to confront social issues involving race and politics.   According to one source, ABC was aware of what they 'were getting' when they hired the outspoken actress and rebooted her show, but the inappropriate tweet was the last straw for Dungey, despite Barr's desperate attempts to save face.  'They could've suspended her from the first few episodes without pay and had her return later on in the season. I mean the season finale saw Roseanne going to the hospital for knee surgery,' the source added. 'While they worked out her fate, her character could have faced serious complications and fought for her life, while simultaneously making Roseanne fight for her career with a national apology tour. -Daily Mail ABC will now attempt to run The Conners on October 16 sans Roseanne - which execs now fear may not go so well.  "When we greenlit The Conners we thought that the public would tune in to see the family return but what we've discovered is that people want Roseanne - they don't want the family by themselves," another source told The Mail.  'The marketing and publicity teams are horrified as no matter what promotional material is released - and let's be honest it's been limited for a show that launches next Tuesday - Roseanne's fans come out in force stating that they won't watch the show.  'The comments on social media tend to skew in favor of Roseanne and slam The Conners and the cast members who came back. Even dedicated fans of the Conner family feel conflicted about supporting a show that so swiftly eliminated the show's matriarch and creator.' -Daily Mail "In the end the ratings are all that matter - and there are many people at Disney and ABC who are worried that firing Roseanne will see their Tuesday night ratings drop substantially. And should The Conners flop, Channing and her team will have many questions to answer." "The whisper across ABC is that they will not even be a quarter of what Roseanne achieved last season." An ABC spokesperson told the Mail denied that the network is concerned about the success of the Connors.  To hear more about her firing, supporting Trump, and much, much more, check out Roseanne's Thursday appearance on the Joe Rogan show: 
  • Stephen Miller's third-grade teacher suspended after saying he ate glue as child...
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  • Human eyeball parts grown in lab...
    Human eyeball parts grown in lab... (Third column, 14th story, link) Advertise here
  • Second Nasa space telescope shuts down after unexplained problem
    Problem comes just days after Kepler space telescope also entered 'safe mode'
  • The Roar...
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  • Panhandle pummeled; Mexico Beach Ground Zero...
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  • Melania breaks silence...
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  • Miracle escape for Space Station astronauts as rocket fails mid-launch...
    Miracle escape for Space Station astronauts as rocket fails mid-launch... (Third column, 3rd story, link) Related stories:Harrowing 7G 'ballistic re-entry'...Video...Russia 'launches criminal investigation'... Advertise here
  • Lena Dunham, HBO Face Rare Failure as New Series Gets Critical Roasting...
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  • Ascension Parish daycare to close until December following judge's ruling
    BATON ROUGE - An Ascension Parish daycare will have to close its doors following a hearing Tuesday morning.Alphabet Soup Learning Center will remain closed until a December 13 hearing. The daycare filed a motion to stay, which would have allowed the center to stay open during the appeal process; however, the judge denied that motion."Parents literally found out this morning they can't come back here tomorrow," said employee Alyssa Goodrich. Until its closure, the daycare looked after about 70 children.Starting Tuesday, daycare officials will start helping parents find new facilities for their children.  The closures stem from a previous ruling where a judge upheld the Louisiana Department of Education's decision to pull the license. The state department said there were 74 deficiencies over a two-year period. The state said one of the most egregious complaints, was over-medicating a child.Permalink| Comments
  • MSNBC’s Chris Hayes Floats Conspiracy Theory About Saudi Arabia And Trump
    'Would be nice to definitively rule out'
  • Twitter Bans Infowars Account for No Reason
    Big Tech doesn’t want you to see our midterm coverage!
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  • Pentagon reverses course in Trump campaign spy case
    The Pentagon A federal employee who claims he was punished for questioning a $1 million payment to a man who spied on the 2016 Trump presidential campaign has won a key concession. The Washington Times reports Pentagon officials have abruptly reversed course and will give a lawyer for Adam Lovinger access to an internal memo that concluded Lovinger was guilty of security violations before any investigation was completed. Lovinger contends his security clearance was revoked as retaliation for whistle-blowing. The Pentagon originally blocked access to the memo. It then handed over three blank pages to his attorney, who protested. On Oct. 1, the Pentagon finally provided the full document. Government watchdog Judicial Watch recently filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit to obtain copies of relevant documents in Lovinger’s case. “Americans want to know if the Defense Department was working with the corrupt FBI, DOJ and other Obama agencies to spy on Donald Trump,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton when the lawsuit was filed. Lovinger has questioned the government’s payment of about $1 million to Cambridge professor and FBI informant Stefan Halper to spy on the Trump campaign regarding it’s relationship with Russia. Judicial Watch said Halper also has high-level ties to both U.S. and British intelligence. Government records show the Office of Net Assessment, a small Defense Department unit known as the Pentagon’s think tank, paid Halper a total of $1,058,161 for four contracts that lasted from May 30, 2012, to March 29, 2018. More than $400,000 of the payments came between July 2016 and September 2017, after Halper offered work to a Trump campaign volunteer and a trip to London to entice him into disclosing information about alleged collusion between the Russian government and the Trump campaign, Judicial Watch said. Judicial Watch has been trying to obtain records related to Halper’s contract, the scope of the work, reports, analysis, abstracts, summaries and similar records. The internal memo could play a pivotal role in Lovinger’s case. Written by Barbara Westgate, who directs the Washington Headquarters Services, the memo was listed as evidence by the Pentagon’s Consolidated Adjudication Facility, which she oversees and which decided to remove Lovinger’s clearance. He was suspended without pay after a decade of Defense Department assignments. Westgate concluded Lovinger “violated security policies.” But his lawyer, Sean Bigley, told the Times the memo found his client guilty before the investigation was completed months later. Bigley told the Times the process is supposed to be objective. However, he said, that “didn’t happen here because they were unduly influenced by their superiors at WHS, who directed, managed and rigged this case from Day One.” The Times said conservatives have suggested that Lovinger, a Trump supporter, is a victim of the “deep state,” Obama administration holdovers obstructing the president’s agenda. Lovinger also had raised questions about “costly academic-type studies that seemed to him to be a waste of taxpayer money,” the report said.
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  • "We Crossed The Line" - Martin Armstrong Lashes Out At Hillary Advocating Violence Unless Democrats Win
    Authored by Martin Armstrong via ArmstrongEconomics.com, Some people have asked about the computer projections for a tremendous increase in civil violence. There is absolutely no resolution to the great divide that has unfolded politically. The Democrats advocate violence as Hillary clearly states... Hillary Clinton: "You cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for" https://t.co/8QI5BoEN6t pic.twitter.com/P04am7WREQ — CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) October 9, 2018 She says that civility can ONLY return when the Democrats take back the government. Clearly, this is throwing down the gauntlet that it shall be their way or no way. This is the end of Democracy for what she is saying is there is to be none. Back at the beginning of the current Private Wave on the Economic Confidence Model in 1985, I warned that we would face a Crisis in Democracy... It would begin as the government loses power over the economy and the people, it first becomes more abusive. We have been gradually witnessing this trend with the hunt for taxes. The next stage is the violence. This is what will carry us into the peak of 2032. By that time, the hatred we are witnessing today drawn on political lines is simply that what will happen is all civility vanishes and this will build into violence and end in civil war. Unfortunately, this is not my OPINION. It is simply a correlation of trends that repeat throughout history. Hillary is effectively advocating the destruction of the United States. She has simply stated bluntly that democracy will no longer be tolerated unless the Democrats win and then subjugate the opposition. She just can not see what she is doing. So welcome to the new reality of where this madness is going. The embattled Supreme Court nominee secured 50 votes in the Senate and was sworn in as Justice Brett Kavanaugh. The Democrats knew that they would lose so they turned the appointment into a dramatic confrontation that was so outrageous at this point NOBODY in their right mind would ever again throw their hat into the ring. This was all staged and it is intended to be taken all the way into 2020. My live sources say the strategy will make Kavanaugh as a poster child and they will label him as a rapist from here on out. We have crossed the line. There is no going back. We will now face the Decline & Fall of the United States and this is part of the shift of the Financial Capital of the world to China after 2032. When I lived in New Jersey, at the home next door, a bitter divorce took place. The wife refused to agree with anything and even refused to sign their taxes. The house had been on the market and was under contract for $2.6 million. She refused to sign just to spite her husband. The IRS seized the house, put it up for auction, and sold it for $750,000. Her bitterness wiped out her own future. This is what is taking place on a national level. *  *  * Social media seemed to agree with Armstrong... Not surprising that this wretched hag would jump on the violence bandwagon driven by Democrats these days. I guess they want civil war. That would be a terrible thing and surely would not end well for them. #DemocratViolence pic.twitter.com/LSzXc0ymCH — James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) October 10, 2018 Tucker Carlson explains...
  • Rosenstein Bails On Congressional Testimony
    Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will not appear in front of the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday to discuss reports that he wanted to secretly record President Trump and then use the recordings to remove him from office under the 25th Amendment, reports the Daily Caller's Chuck Ross, citing an anonymous House Judiciary Committee aide, and later confirmed by CNN. Rosenstein said he was joking when he made the comments to former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and FBI attorney Lisa Page, however that claim has been refuted by the FBI's former top attorney.  "We have many questions for Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein and expect answers to those questions. There is not at this time a confirmed date for a potential meeting," the aide told the Caller.  "Don’t think he is coming," added one Republican lawmaker on Wednesday.  The same lawmaker told TheDCNF on Tuesday that Rosenstein was likely to testify before the House Judiciary and House Oversight & Government Reform Committees to answer questions about claims he discussed wearing a wire during his interactions with Trump. Members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus had called on Rosenstein to testify about his remarks, which were first reported by The New York Times on Sept. 21. The conservative lawmakers, including North Carolina Rep. Mark Meadows and Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, have been staunch critics of Rosenstein because of his failure to respond to requests for documents related to the FBI’s handling of the Trump-Russia probe. -Daily Caller On Tuesday we reported that the FBI's former top attorney, James Baker, told Congressional investigators last week that Rosenstein wasn't joking about taping Trump.  "As far as Baker was concerned, this was a real plan being discussed," reports The Hill's John Solomon, citing a confidential source.  "It was no laughing matter for the FBI," the source added.  Solomon points out that Rosenstein's comments happened right around the time former FBI Director James Comey was fired.  McCabe, Baker's boss, was fired after the DOJ discovered that he had leaked self-serving information to the press and then lied to investigators about it. Baker, meanwhile, was central to the surveillance apparatus within the FBI during the counterintelligence operation on then-candidate Trump.  As the former FBI general counsel, Baker was a senior figure with a pivotal position who had the ear of the FBI director. Baker also is at the heart of surveillance abuse accusations, many from congressional Republicans. His deposition lays the groundwork for a planned closed-door House GOP interview with Rosenstein later this week. Baker, formerly the FBI's top lawyer, helped secure the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant on former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page, as well as three subsequent renewals. -Fox News Meanwhile, the New York Times noted that McCabe's own memos attest to Rosenstein's intentions to record Trump - which led to Rosenstein reportedly tendering a verbal resignation to White House chief of staff John Kelly.
  • Nikki Haley Just Screwed Conservatives Going Into Midterms: Bannon
    Former Trump chief strategist Steve Bannon slammed UN ambassador Nikki Haley's decision on Tuesday to announce her resignation, calling it "suspect" and "horrific," and that it overshadowed positive news that Trump and the Republicans need to build support going into midterms, according to Bloomberg.  "The timing was exquisite from a bad point of view," Bannon told Bloomberg News Editor-in-Chief John Micklethwait on Wednesday at the Bloomberg Invest London forum. "Everything she said yesterday and everything she said about stepping down could have been done on the evening of November 6. The timing could not have been worse." Haley's announcement, according to Bannon, took White House officials by surprise - and distracted attention from Brett Kavanaugh's first day as a justice on the Supreme Court, along with headlines over the lowest US unemployment rate in five decades. Haley's decision undermines Trump's message to Republican voters, said Bannon.  In the Oval Office on Tuesday, Trump said Haley told him six months ago she wanted a break after spending two years in the post. She’ll continue in her role until year-end. Haley said Tuesday that she was ready for a break after two terms as South Carolina’s governor and two years at the United Nations. -Bloomberg Bannon also says that he took Haley at her word that she has no political aspirations - particularly when it comes to running against Trump in 2020. She says that she looks forward to campaigning for Trump in two years. That said, Bannon calls Haley "ambitious" and "very talented," though he said so using a backhanded compliment.  "I think she is incredibly politically ambitious," Bannon added. "Ambitious as Lucifer but that is probably...I am probably taking Milton out of context." Trump defended the timing of Haley's departure on Wednesday, saying "there's no good time" for her to have announced her resignation - and that if she'd waited until after midterms, it would have raised questions as to whether her motive was based on the results.  
  • Eric Holder: 'When they go low, we kick 'em'
    (FOX) — Speaking on Sunday at a campaign event for local Georgia Democratic candidates, former Attorney General Eric Holder flatly rejected former first lady Michelle Obama’s widely cited call for civility and instead seemingly urged Democrats to brawl with Republicans. “It is time for us, as Democrats, to be as tough as they are, to be as dedicated as they are, to be as committed as they are,” Holder told a crowd of campaign volunteers and candidates. “Michelle always says — I love her; she and my wife are like, really tight, which always scares me and Barack — but Michelle always says, ‘When they go low, we go high.’ No. When they go low, we kick ’em.” After raucous applause, Holder, who served in the Obama administration from 2009 to 2015, added: “That’s what this new Democratic Party is about.”
  • Hurricane Michael smashes Florida Panhandle before being downgraded; at least 1 dead
    The most powerful hurricane on record to hit Florida's Panhandle left wide destruction and at least one person dead and wasn't nearly finished Thursday as it crossed Georgia toward the Carolinas.
  • Pompeo says release of American pastor by Turkish court would be 'important step'
    U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday that the release of American pastor Andrew Brunson by a Turkish court at his next hearing on Friday would be an important step and the right thing to do.

 

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