Wednesday, November 14, 2018

By The Hill, Nov. 13, 2018

Watergate reporting icon Bob Woodward argued that the remedy to President Trump’s decision to revoke Jim Acosta’s White House press credentials isn’t a lawsuit, “it’s more serious reporting about what he’s doing.”

Woodward made the remark at the Global Financial Leadership Conference in Naples, Fla.

By ABC WFTV, Nov. 14, 2018

ORLANDO, Fla. - A man who was banned from Disney World several weeks ago for unfurling a giant Donald Trump banner in the Magic Kingdom has been banned again.

He said after Disney officials took away his annual pass in September, they had a change of heart and let him back in.

By Daily Mail, Nov. 13, 2018

A lack of sunspots could herald in a 'Space Age record' for cold temperatures in the the Earth's upper atmosphere, a scientist has warned.

The mercury could plummet in the thermosphere - a layer of gases around 60 to 180 miles (100 to 300km) above the planet's surface - as a result of the sun's inactivity. 

By Real Clear Politics, Nov. 12, 2018

Tallahassee mayor and Democratic candidate for governor Andrew Gillum spoke at a largely African-American church Sunday, warning against vote suppression as Florida's Governor and Senator elections go to a recount.

Gillum also defended controversial Broward County Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes in a campaign-style speech at the church. The Democratic candidate implied Snipes, initially an appointee by then-Gov. Jeb Bush, is receiving criticism because she is an African-American woman.

By Real Clear Policy, Nov. 09, 2018

The watchword in American cultural discourse and research is “loneliness.” Over the last decade, research from economists and social psychologists has outlined the magnitude of Americans’ social isolation across demographic groups — old and young, rich and poor, and in every ethnic category. The impacts range from declining political participation to increasing suicide rates.

Princeton economists Anne Case and Nobel Prize winner, Angus Deaton, coined the term “deaths of despair” to describe deaths related to this disconnection from others and from civic institutions. As Deaton noted in the Wall Street Journal earlier this year, while the initial causes of death may be labeled as “overdose” or “self-inflicted gunshot,” the underlying reason is a “failure of spiritual and social life that drives people to suicide.”

By The Gateway Pundit, Nov. 12, 2018

Several women are seen on the floor bundling the ballots and stuffing them into blue canvas zip bags.

But once the women notice they are being filmed another elections official moves carts and makes a wall so the concerned citizen could not film what was going on.

By The American Mirror, Nov. 12, 2018

Rep. Maxine Waters, who has criticized President Donald Trump and Republicans for their “rhetoric,” has been cranking up her tone since Democrats won the U.S. House of Representatives last week.

During an interview on Sunday on MSNBC’s “AM Joy,” the California Democrat claimed that the Republican Party fears “strong, black” women like her. She also said she wishes Trump would “keep his mouth shut” about the issues plaguing her home state.

By Cosmopolitan, Nov. 12, 2018

While wildfires rip through parts of California, celebrities have taken to social media to encourage donations, give support for law enforcement, and some have even gone as far as delivering supplies themselves.

By Daily Caller, Nov. 13, 2018

President Donald Trump will nominate Neomi Rao, administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), for a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

Speaking at the White House’s Diwali celebration Tuesday, the president said he was slated to make the announcement on Wednesday, but was so delighted by the event he spontaneously decided to reveal Rao’s pending nomination. Diwali is a Hindu religious festival and Rao is Indian-American.

By CNN, Nov. 13, 2018

(CNN) - A photo showing a group of male, mostly white Wisconsin high school students with their arms raised in what appear to be Nazi salutes has sparked an investigation by police and the school district, along with criticism from a Holocaust memorial group.

The image of students in the Baraboo School District originally was posted on the @GoBaraboo parody account with the caption, "We even got the black kid to throw it up."

By PJ Media, Nov. 11, 2018

California Gov. Jerry Brown said all climate-change deniers are "definitely contributing" to the fatal wind-whipped wildfires that have pummeled northern and southern parts of the state over the past few days, as well as blazes "in the coming years."

The Camp Fire in Butte County, north of Sacramento in California's Gold Rush country, has claimed the lives of at least 29 people, according to Cal Fire incident stats this evening. The blaze, which started Thursday, has destroyed 6,453 residences and 260 commercial buildings, making it the most destructive fire in the state's history as it ripped through Paradise, Calif., at a speed of 80 acres per minute, and was 25 percent contained at 111,000 acres. The cause is still under investigation.

By SacBee, Nov. 11, 2018

As they worked this week to save lives, firefighters and police officers in Paradise had their own personal fear in the back of their minds:

Will my home survive the onslaught of the Camp Fire?

For many, the unfortunate answer is no. The massive wind-whipped fire that roared through Butte mountain towns and hamlets on Thursday appears to have spared little, including homes owned by Cal Fire crews, Paradise police and county sheriff’s deputies.

By Mercury News, Nov. 11, 2018

Just as Californians have long been told to prepare for earthquakes, they must now start protecting their health from the wildfires becoming more commonplace in this state, experts warned Sunday.

That means learning how to monitor the smoke-filled air from raging fires — and avoid breathing it.

By Ice Age Now, Nov. 12, 2018

“The sun is entering one of the deepest Solar Minima of the Space Age,” wrote Dr Tony Phillips just six weeks ago, on 27 Sep 2018.

Sunspots have been absent for most of 2018 and Earth’s upper atmosphere is responding, says Phillips, editor of

By AP News, Nov. 12, 2018

MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — The sky was black and flames on the next ridge were fast approaching when Paul Rasmussen, his pregnant wife and 6-year-old daughter fled their mountainside Malibu home Friday for what they thought might be the last time.

His only hope that the large home, once billed in real estate listings as “Shangri-La,” would survive was that his next-door neighbor, Randy Berkeley, would not only protect his own house, but also Rasmussen’s.

By KITV, Nov. 12, 2018

Parents of children who had a horrifying polio-like illness are accusing the Centers for Disease Control of hiding the deaths of two children who suffered from the condition.

The parents say by not publicly acknowledging the two deaths, the agency is intentionally downplaying the severity of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), a disease that paralyzes healthy children in a matter of hours.

By NBC News, Nov. 12, 2018

Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema is the apparent winner in the Arizona Senate race, narrowly defeating Republican Rep. Martha McSally, according to NBC News.

As of Monday night, Sinema had 1,097,321 votes, or 49.68 percent, while McSally had 1,059,124 votes, or 47.96 percent.

By TMJ, Nov. 12, 2018

Baraboo School District officials are launching an investigation after a photo of a large male group of students holding up what appears to be a Nazi salute went viral.

The post went out around 9 p.m. and has since has been deleted reported Channel 3000. 

By Yahoo, Nov. 12, 2018

Singer Neil Young’s home was also destroyed, his second house lost to fires in California.

He wrote a scathing post criticising Donald Trump via his website, after Trump made remarks blaming ‘gross mismanagement’ by the state of California rather than showing sympathy to the families of those who have lost their lives in the blaze.

By Town Hall, Nov. 11, 2018

The midterms left us with a lot of things to think about.  One of the most mind-numbing was when Oprah and Obama made it pretty clear that they believe America still oppresses black people.  

 “All of us may have been created equal,” a preachy Oprah said at her Stacey Abrams rally.  “But if ya woke! If you woke; if you woke just-a lil’ bit – you got sense enough to know that everybody’s not treated equally.  The reality is this: We see injustices – big and small – all around us every single day of our lives.  … (A)s our civil rights predecessors use to say, ‘We shall not be moved!’ … ‘Don’t let nobody turn you around!”

By NY Post, Nov. 09, 2018

As if we didn’t already have enough to worry about when it comes to artificially intelligent machines being able to perform many tasks faster and better than humans can, potentially stealing our jobs in the future and presenting what some technologists worry is an existential threat to humanity, now it appears AI will soon be able to match humans at being, well, human, too.

By AP News, Nov. 11, 2018

PARIS (AP) — World leaders with the power to make war but a duty to preserve peace solemnly marked the end of World War I’s slaughter 100 years ago at commemorations Sunday that drove home the message “never again” but also exposed the globe’s new political fault lines.

As Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin and dozens of other heads of state and government listened in silence, French President Emmanuel Macron used the occasion, as its host, to sound a powerful and sobering warning about the fragility of peace and the dangers of nationalism and of nations that put themselves first, above the collective good.

By CBS News, Nov. 10, 2018

PARADISE (KPIX) – Suspected looters hoping to take advantage of people evacuated from the Camp Fire were arrested in the town of Paradise Saturday.

Police arrested two men who they say may have been trying to impersonate U.S. Forest Service personnel to gain access to the area.