Bill Nelson concedes Florida Senate race to Rick Scott

ㅤ"Scott announced the concession in a statement, saying, ‘I just spoke with Senator Bill Nelson, who graciously conceded, and I thanked him for his years of public service.’
ㅤNelson will make a statement at 3 p.m. ET on Sunday, his campaign announced.’"

Full story at CNN. Posted here on 11/18/18. See "rick scott, florida, conservative, politics."

Creepy Democrat Lawyer Avenatti Arrested for Beating a Woman

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Full story at Trigger Reset. Posted here on 11/18/18. See “michael avenatti, stormy daniels, domestic violence”.

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Michael Avenatti, a frequent President Trump critic and the attorney for adult film star Stormy Daniels, was arrested Wednesday on domestic violence charges, police announced.

“We can confirm that today LAPD Detectives arrested Michael Avenatti on suspicion of domestic violence,” the LAPD tweeted. “This is an ongoing investigation and we will provide more details as they become available.”

The charges arose from an alleged Tuesday incident, prompting authorities to respond and take a report, an unidentified law enforcement official told The Associated Press.

Avenatti released a statement through his law office denying the allegations.

“I wish to thank the hard working men and women of the LAPD for their professionalism they were only doing their jobs in light of the completely bogus allegations against me,” the statement said. “I have never been physically abusive in my life nor was I last night. Any accusations to the contrary are fabricated and meant to do…

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Fake News On School Shootings

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Full story and video at Sutter Media. Posted here on 11/18/18. See “fake news, school shootings”.

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…via Freedom Toons:

Some information shared in this brief political cartoon worth highlighting:

Democrats, progressives, and other gun control advocates regularly claim there were over 240 incidents of school shootings this year. They did the same thing in 2017 and 2016. But as shown above, that number includes a man going to a deserted school parking lot at night and shooting himself, no children or other adults present at the time. And though it’s not mentioned in the toon, I recall those statistics also including incidents like a stray shot fired from somewhere (no one knew where it came from) and going through a school window. Why is that counted?

According to the data these studies use, any discharge of a weapon counts as a “school shooting”, which anti-gun activists then purposely conflate with “mass shootings” even though the vast majority of the 240 incidents didn’t even involve injuries…

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“The Truth is There are no Races”

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Full story and video at The Conversation Room. Posted here on 11/18/18. See “kwame anthony appiah, race, skin colour”.

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“The truth is that there are no races” Kwame Anthony Appiah controversially wrote in 1985 launching him into fame and notoriety among his professional peers.

In this fascinating conversation between two of the most esteemed and provocative thinkers on racial identity, Appiah sits down with Professor Priya Gopal to unpack the philosophy of race, it’s historical development and why it’s not a ‘biological category.’

For both, race should be understood as a historical categorisation usually used to otherise people by physical characteristics or geographical location.

One of the most interesting talking points of the conversation is the question of “mixed-race” identity. Taking the example of Barack Obama, Gopal explains that despite having a white mother and black father Obama does not walk in the world as a white man. He is racialised as black and American society categorises him as if he had two black parents.

Similarly Gopal is racialised…

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France's President Emmanuel Macron's Popularity Falls to 25 Percent

ㅤ"The poll by research group Ifop was published in the Journal du Dimanche a day after a nationwide ‘yellow vest’ protest against high fuel prices that analysts say has come to represent widespread frustration with the 40-year-old President.
ㅤThe results of the widely watched poll showed an overall fall of four points in November from the previous month, with only four per cent of respondents saying they were ‘very satisfied’ with Macron’s performance, while 21 per cent were ‘mostly satisfied’.
ㅤThirty-four per cent were ‘mostly dissatisfied’ while 39 per cent were ‘very dissatisfied’, according to the poll."

Full story at Breitbart. Posted here on 11/18/18. See "emmanuel macron, macron."

Clashes reported at conservative rally in Philadelphia

ㅤ"While the event page said ‘Any violence, racism, or display of hate by any group or individual is extremely prohibited,’ clashes were reported as groups like the far-right Proud Boys came head to head with counterprotesters, some of whom belonged to antifascist group Antifa."

Full story at The Hill. Posted here on 11/17/18. See "antifa, proud boys."

CIA concludes Saudi crown prince ordered Khashoggi murder: report

ㅤ"The CIA has concluded that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the country’s consulate in Istanbul last month, The Washington Post reported Friday.
ㅤThe agency has high confidence in its assessment, the newspaper reported. The CIA reportedly examined multiple sources of intelligence in reaching its conclusion, including a call between the crown prince’s brother Khalid bin Salman and Khashoggi."

Full story at The Hill. Posted here on 11/16/18. See "cia, jamal khashoggi."

Winning! U.S. Manufacturing Output Comes in Stronger than Expected

ㅤ"U.S. manufacturing output increased in October, the Federal Reserve said on Friday. This was the fifth straight monthly output increase.
ㅤThe Federal Reserve said manufacturing production rose 0.3 percent last month. Data for September was revised up to 0.3 percent from the 0.2 percent previously reported."

Full story at Breitbart. Posted here on 11/16/18. See "manufacturing, economists."

Supreme Court to hear case in census citizenship question

ㅤ"The Supreme Court announced Friday it will grant an expedited hearing on the Trump administration’s request to add a question concerning citizenship to the 2020 census.
ㅤThe justices set oral argument for February, converting what had been a narrow request involving one part of the case into a full grant of review.
ㅤAt stake is one of President Trump’s key goals — asking people to disclose their citizenship when they take part in the 2020 count."

Full story at The Washington Times. Posted here on 11/16/18. See "census, citizenship, supreme court."

Broward County Hand Recount Wraps Up More Quickly Than Expected, And It's 'Bad News' For Democrats

ㅤ"Mother Jones’ Pema Levy, who has been tracking the developments in Broward and Palm Beach, reported Friday that the hand recount had already wrapped up, and incumbent Democrat Sen. Bill Nelson ‘didn’t come close’ to making up the votes he needed to try to catch up with Republican Rick Scott."

Full story at Ben Shapiro’s Daily Wire. Posted here on 11/16/18. See "broward county, rick scott."

The Latest: Judge rejects challenge to rules of hand recount

ㅤ"A Florida judge is rejecting a challenge to the rules that will be used in a hand recount in the state’s contentious U.S. Senate race.
ㅤU.S. District Judge Mark Walker late Thursday ruled against Sen. Bill Nelson and Democrats in another one of the lawsuits surrounding the recount.
ㅤDuring the hand recount, election officials look at just the ballots that weren’t recorded by voting machines.
ㅤUnder state law, voters must use only approved markings or their ballot is disqualified. And they can’t simply cross out a mistaken vote but must explain in writing why they did so…"

Full story at The Washington Times. Posted here on 11/16/18. See "florida, bill nelson, recount."

U.S. Military, DHS Conduct Training Exercises Ahead of Caravan Migrants

ㅤ"U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers in the Tucson Sector teamed up with Department of Defense (DOD) personnel to conduct training exercises and harden ports of entry in advance of the anticipated arrival of Central American caravan migrants. Officials estimate the region could become saturated with thousands seeking asylum or crossing the border illegally."

Full story at Breitbart. Posted here on 11/15/18. See "caravan, migrants, border."

Trump Issues Warning To Antifa About Their Opposition

ㅤ"Asked about how police should ‘handle’ Antifa, the President responded, ‘These people, like the Antifa you’re talking about, the Antifa — they better hope that the opposition to Antifa decides not to mobilize. Because if they do, they’re much tougher. Much stronger. Potentially much more violent. And Antifa’s going to be in big trouble. But so far they [opposition] haven’t done that, and that’s a good thing.’"

Full story at Ben Shapiro’s Daily Wire. Posted here on 11/15/18. See "antifa, trump."

Democrats Boast Net Gain of at Least 35 House Seats

ㅤô¿ô …It surprises me that many Americans’ desire for a balance of power has rarely been cited as a factor in midterm results. Trump’s aggressive agenda and Republican control of Congress are certainly reasons to vote for a balance of power.
ㅤBalance of power may explain why independents favored Democrats in the midterms, which the pundits claim is responsible for the flips.

Full story at Breitbart. Posted here on 11/15/18. See “house of representatives, conservative, politics.”