December 5, 2019
Election Gazette – Tuesday, October 8th, 2019
01 Election Gazette
Politico: Impeachment a Flop in Key Suburban Swing District – Breitbart
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Politico: Impeachment a Flop in Key Suburban Swing District – Breitbart

Casten defeated long-term incumbent Republican Peter Roskam last fall in the 6th congressional district of Illinois, in the far western suburbs of Chicago, as part of a nationwide Democratic sweep of suburban districts. But his left-wing policies and bare-knuckle style were never a good fit — and now he is facing pushback.....
Michigan Dem Booed By Constituents for Supporting Impeachment – Washington Free Beacon
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Michigan Dem Booed By Constituents for Supporting Impeachment – Washington Free Beacon

Freshman Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D., Mich.) was greeted with jeers for publicly backing the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. Several constituents gathered at the American Legion Hall in Rochester, Mich. could be heard booing as she spoke. Some in the audience then began chanting, "Four more years," according to a clip flagged by the pro-Trump Congressional Leadership Fund super PAC.
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Sen. Susan Collins is an endangered Republican. Impeachment could make her more so. – NBC News

Susan Collins has built a brand as a moderate senator who isn't afraid to buck her party. But the Maine Republican is now facing her toughest challenge yet as she prepares to run for a fifth term in a blue state — the potential impeachment of a president she didn't vote for. While Maine's GOP chairwoman dismissed the Ukraine scandal as "another witch hunt," Collins on Saturday called Trump's public request to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden "completely inappropriate." But Collins has said she can't take a position on impeachment because she might be asked...
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Rep. Omar files for divorce – MinnPost

The rumors were true. The Sahan Journal reports: “Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar has filed for divorce from her husband, Ahmed Hirsi. … Ilhan officially filed for divorce on Oct. 4 — her birthday — in Hennepin County District Court. The divorce filing cites an “irretrievable breakdown” of their marriage relationship. … Ilhan and Ahmed were married to each other religiously for nearly two decades. They legally married on Jan. 5, 2018.”
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Mailer advertising white supremacist event at Belfast library a hoax – Bangor Daily News

No, the Maine Green Independent Party is not hosting a white supremacist gathering later this month at the Belfast Free Library. But an anonymous flyer mailed to some homes in the Somerset County town of Canaan is advertising otherwise. “It was a little surprising,” said Andrew Bourassa, a Skowhegan man who says he was sent a photo of the flyer Monday. “And kind of discouraging, as a lifelong Mainer.”
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New federal rules target Michigan’s Line 5 safety concerns – Interlochen

The federal agency that regulates pipelines across the United States announced new rules Tuesday. The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) implemented regulations that increase inspections and leak detection technology on pipelines, while also increasing oversight on damaged pipelines.
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McSally sidesteps questions about Trump’s Ukraine call – Kansas City Star

Republican U.S. Sen. Martha McSally of Arizona declined to say Monday whether she's troubled by President Donald Trump's efforts to get foreign governments to investigate his political rival. Asked repeatedly by reporters whether the president acted appropriately, McSally said she wants to wait until all the facts are gathered.
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Despite opposition, plans move ahead for Somali mall in Minneapolis – Star Tribune

Abdi Warsame came to the community center to talk about his vision for Africa Village, his long-envisioned mall for Minneapolis’ East African hub. He never got the chance. Protesters shouted and hoisted signs the moment the two-term City Council member entered the crowded room that night in August. He stood above his supporters in an attempt to address them, but gave up within a few minutes. A month later, at a coffee shop downtown, Warsame dismissed the opposition that night as “a little passionate discourse between the community.”
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A Trump Policy Shift Gives Farmers in Key 2020 States ‘Exactly What We Wanted’ – The New York Times

.....Midwestern farmers and politicians delivered a message to President Trump: Fix the policies hurting corn prices and prompting ethanol plants to close, or risk alienating one of the most loyal parts of your political base. And last week, after a flurry of pressure from senators and criticism from agricultural groups, the Trump administration relented, saying that it would put forth rules designed to increase ethanol demand
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The Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday on whether LGBT workers are legally protected – Chicago Tribune

The state Human Rights Department investigates private companies, state units, local governments, unions and staffing agencies. Starting July 1 of next year, the agency will be able to investigate employers with as few as one worker. Arthur Ehrlich, an attorney who works on employment discrimination cases, said people who live outside of the state but have jobs in Illinois are protected under the law; however, Illinois residents with jobs outside of the state are not.
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What will the candidates do about gun violence? – Las Vegas Sun

Polling shows that many Americans are in favor of additional gun safety legislation such as expanded background checks and an assault weapons ban. So where do 2020 presidential candidates stand on the issue? To find out, the Sun posed the following question to each candidate: If you are president, what steps will your administration take to address gun violence?
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Ancestral remains to be returned to Navajo and Hopi nations – High Country News

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Finland will repatriate more than 600 items to 26 tribes.

An Arizona State Museum worker points to baskets in the museum’s collection in this 2015 file photo. These were not excavated from Native American graves, as the items in Finland were, but are the type of objects typically found in burial settings.

Photo by Kristen Hwang/Cronkite News

The Hopi and Navajo are among 26 tribes that will see the return of ancestral remains from Finland, where the items have been held in a museum after being taken from Colorado almost 130 years ago.

The…

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While Congress Fiddles, LGBT Workers Turn To The U.S. Supreme Court For Protection – Forbes

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The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday will confront a difficult issue of statutory construction involving the language of the nation’s premier civil rights law.

The Court will decide whether discrimination because of an individual’s sexual orientation and gender identity constitutes discrimination “because of … sex” under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Under the American separation of powers doctrine, the U.S. Congress is the institution that is charged with making new laws. However, Congress, hopelessly mired in partisan politics, has made no effort to amend…

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A Lawsuit, to Clear the Internet of Google/Facebook/Social Media – Censorship!

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I need a lawyer, or a foundation to take up this lawsuit.  Let me know who is interested please…

This is my proposed lawsuit, against Facebook/Google and Social media, to make them abolish their algorithms, and any touching of any data, for the purpose of managing or manipulating it in any way, and just let the information superhighway completely alone.  Be the host of Facebook for the world, and Google for the world, but don’t touch any searches or posts, or anyone connected to them.  All users are to be left completely alone.  Abolish all “community standards” or…

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This Chef Says He’s Faced His #MeToo Offenses. Now He Wants A Second Chance – NPR

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After the allegations of sexual harassment surfaced, chef Charlie Hallowell issued an apology, saying he was “deeply ashamed and so very sorry.”

 

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After the allegations of sexual harassment surfaced, chef Charlie…

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Republican TV ads target Stevens, Slotkin on impeachment stances – The Detroit News

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Republicans are attacking two Michigan Democrats who flipped GOP House seats in 2018 with an advertisement wave sparked by the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, but the House speaker plans a counter-offensive to bolster them.

The Republican National Committee last week began airing television ads in Metro Detroit targeting Democratic U.S. Reps. Elissa Slotkin of Holly and Haley Stevens of Rochester Hills, criticizing their support for “endless investigations” and “endless hearings” to the detriment of “fixing health care” and “lowering drug prices.”

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ADL, Antifa and Koch: Toxic Anti-Trump League

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ADL, Antifa and Koch: Toxic Anti-Trump League
by Michelle Malkin
Creators Syndicate
Copyright 2019

The Anti-Defamation League is a joke.

Once a respected civil rights organization dedicated to fighting extremism and hate against Jews, the ADL lies in bed with violent antifa extremists and perpetuates hate against political opponents. The “progressive” group is now a brazenly partisan character assassination outfit headed by Jonathan Greenblatt, a Clinton/Obama operative and former George Soros-funded operative, whose contempt for President Donald Trump trumps all.

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Voter registration deadline set for Friday – Wakeweekly

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From staff reports

The final day to register to vote in Wilson County’s Nov. 5 municipal elections is this Friday. 

Applications are due for residents who: have not previously registered in Wilson County, have had a name change, want to change party affiliation, have been placed in an inactive voter registration file or have moved within Wilson County since previous registration. 

Forty-two candidates are vying for 42 seats in Wilson County cities and towns including Wilson, Black Creek, Elm City, Lucama, Saratoga, Sharpsburg, Sims and Stantonsburg.

Registration…

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John Hickenlooper posts Colorado fundraising record in his first six weeks as U.S. Senate candidate – The Colorado Sun

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John Hickenlooper raised more than $2.1 million for his U.S. Senate campaign in less than six weeks, a record haul in Colorado that affirms his Democratic front-runner status in a top-tier race.

The cash total positions the former two-term governor as the top fundraiser in his party primary but it falls short of Republican U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, who will report raising $2.45 million for his reelection bid in the three-month period that ended in June.

The Hickenlooper campaign told The Colorado Sun that 95% of the contributions from his announcement Aug. 22 through the Sept. 30…

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Byrne: The consequences of impeachment – Yellowhammer News – Yellowhammer News

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In the summer of 1973, as a student intern in Washington far from my home in Mobile, I got a firsthand view as the Senate held its Watergate hearings. For a young person, it was an amazing introduction to politics, and I was fascinated by what I saw.

I followed the subsequent impeachment proceedings in 1974 carefully. Unfortunately, as the facts came out, it was clear President Nixon couldn’t continue in office.

During the Clinton impeachment drama, I was a busy father, attorney and part-time state school board member. I could not pay as close…

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Senator Tina Smith visiting the area Tuesday and Wednesday – KWLM (Willmar Radio)

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(Redwood Falls MN-) Senator Tina Smith will be visiting the area today and tomorrow. At 1:45 p.m. Smith witll be at Stoney Creek Farm near Redwood Falls to tour the operation, view it’s soil conservation practices, and meet with owners Grant and Dawn Breitkreutz, as well as other local officials and farm leaders about the impact of current farm policies. Smith, who says she pushed to get a strong bipartisan Farm Bill signed into law late last year, will take a driving tour of the cattle farm to view many of the farming practices employed in the operation….

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Maine briefs: Green Independent member considers challenging Collins; Students protest school’s handling of sexual assault claims; Maine suspends pharmacy whose drugs killed 2 racehorses – Times Record

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Green Independent member considers challenging Collins 

SOLON, Maine (AP) — An environmental and peace activist is forming an exploratory committee to consider running against Republican Sen. Susan Collins in 2020. 

Lisa Savage, of Solon, would run as a Green Independent Party candidate. She said Monday she’d provide an alternative to the political establishment that brought “endless wars abroad, impoverished us at home, and sold our democracy to the highest bidder.” 

There’s another Green Independent, David Gibson, who says he intends to run. 

If three or more candidates…

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Lewandowski Joins Trump Backers At Rally-Like Protest Outside Shaheen’s N.H. Office – New Hampshire Public Radio

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A few dozen backers of President Trump, including his former campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, took to the street outside the Manchester office of U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen Monday to criticize Democrats.

The Trump re-election campaign and local Republican activists did what they could to bring a Trump campaign rally feel to the corner of Elm and Wall. 

There was music. There was Trump-like rhetoric from a bullhorn: “New Hampshire voters are sick and tired of these perpetual witchhunts.” 

And there Corey Lewandowski, posing for selfies,…

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Beto discusses immigration, education and gun control at Gentle Ben’s – Arizona Daily Wildcat

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Beto O’Rourke was the first Democratic presidential candidate of this election cycle to speak to students and locals during a town hall Sunday, Oct. 6. 

O’Rourke spoke to a full rooftop at Gentle Ben’s Brewing Company. 

“This is a moment of truth,” O’Rourke said. “It will define us forever and decide anything and everything that you care about in this country, forever going forward. No pressure, Tucson. The responsibility is ours at the moment.”

RELATED: Noam Chomsky speaks…

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Grant will help McCord’s Crossroads VFD get new protective equipment – Gadsden Times

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The firefighters who protect the McCord’s Crossroads community will be better protected while doing so, thanks to a grant for personal protective equipment.

McCord’s Crossroads Volunteer Fire Department Chief Richard Lindsey said the department will purchase 19 sets of PPE to replace gear that ranges from 13 to 14 years old. This structural turnout gear normally has a life expectancy of 10 years…

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WCBC » Blog Archive » Cardin, Van Hollen File Brief Supporting DACA – WCBC Radio

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October 7th, 2019 by WCBC Radio

U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (Both D-Md.), together with 49 senators and 123 U.S. Representatives and former lawmakers have filed an amicus brief in the Supreme Court in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.  The Supreme Court will hear arguments on DACA on November 12, 2019.  President Trump terminated the DACA program on September 5, 2017, throwing the lives of nearly 800,000 Dreamers into chaos.

 

“DACA recognizes that we should not hold hardworking,…

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Democrat Amy Klobuchar raises $4.8M for presidential bid – WTOP

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Amy Klobuchar said Monday that she raised $4.8 million in the third quarter for her 2020 presidential campaign, a total…

Amy Klobuchar said Monday that she raised $4.8 million in the third quarter for her 2020 presidential campaign, a total that places the Minnesota senator in the middle of the Democratic field in fundraising for the third straight quarter.

Klobuchar has raised more than some rivals but less than top-tier candidates such as Sen. Bernie Sanders, who raised $25.3 million last quarter, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who raised $24.6 million.

Klobuchar said…

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Jon Ossoff, Clarkston mayor Ted Terry make appearances on Georgia Southern campus ahead of senatorial race – The George-Anne

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STATESBORO — The Bulloch County Democratic Party hosted several senatorial candidates running against David Perdue in 2020 in the Williams Center multipurpose room on Friday night.

Johnathan McCollar, the mayor of Statesboro, said in his opening address that citizens should be involved in the political process by not only voting, but by being active attendees of local political meetings.

“Once you vote, show back up at the city council meetings, the county commission meetings, the board of education meetings,” McCollar said. “Let those individuals…

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Huxley Man Gifts Carson King a Year’s Supply of Busch Light – WHO TV Des Moines

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ALTOONA, Iowa — After raising millions of dollars for the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital, Carson King will end up with a year’s supply of Busch Light after all.

Mike Schonhorst of Huxley personally bought 30 cases of Busch Light and delivered it to King on Monday. That is 720 cans of beer, which means King can average about two beers a day for a whole year.

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Schonhorst, who owns General Insurance Agency in Huxley, said he didn’t do it to gain recognition. He wanted to give…

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2 local lawmakers criticize decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria – WZZM13.com

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WASHINGTON — The White House published a rare Sunday night press release this week. It said that U.S. troops in northeast Syria will move out of that region, which opens the door for Turkey to launch an assault on Kurdish troops there. 

For years, American forces have worked alongside Kurdish fighters to defeat ISIS in the region. There are about 1,000 U.S. troops in northern Syria who were patrolling the Turkey-Syria border. 

U.S. troops “will not support or be involved in the operation” and “will no longer be in the immediate area,”…

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Wyoming Area Catholic School holds annual balloon rosary event – Wilkes Barre Times-Leader

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PITTSTON — Paint Pittston Pink wrapped up on Saturday with a series of events that brought residents to its Main Street for competition and camaraderie, while raising money for breast cancer research.

The day’s 5K race and gentlemen’s dash are becoming tradition for many Pittston area residents, the “Hammer Out Cancer” event, in its first year was very well received.

Mary Kay Jones, who lost her daughter Lisa Jones Kutra last year to breast cancer, opened the day reminding those attending of the importance of…

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NFL plus Congress equals winning combo | Opinion – High Plains Journal

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Last week on Washington’s Gallaudet University campus, a matchup between former NFL players, members of Congress, and U.S. Capitol Police occurred in a friendly game of football.

The Congressional Football Game started in 2004. This year marked the 10th game played, as it occurs every other year (as to…

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