News Domestic and International

With No Way To Replace Him, Some Republicans Still Support Roy Moore

Newsy - Sun, 11/12/2017 - 23:19

Watch Video

Alabama Senate nominee Roy Moore is getting some support from the Republican Party despite facing widespread criticism over allegations of sexual misconduct.

The Washington Post reports four women have accused Moore of making sexual advances toward them while they were teenagers and he was in his 30s. The former Alabama Supreme Court justice has denied those allegations.

White House Director of Legislative Affairs Marc Short said people need to give Moore a chance to defend himself and that Moore has evidence of his innocence that he plans to bring forward this week.

SEE MORE: How Allegations Against A CW Producer Point To Another Hollywood Issue

Short isn't alone in his support. Republican Rep. Mo Brooks, whom Moore beat in the GOP primary, said he'll also continue to support him, and that it's important to focus on "bigger-picture issues."

Others, like State Auditor Jim Zeigler and Rep. Ed Henry, went a step further, saying they believe the allegations are false or aren't that big of a deal.

The race for Alabama's Senate seat has become embattled in the last few days. Recent polls show Moore and Democrat Doug Jones neck and neck, and that's making some of the Republicans who don't support Moore nervous.

Some Senate Republicans have reportedly talked about delaying the election, backing a write-in candidate or even not seating Moore if he wins — though it's not very clear if they can actually do that.

What's more, Alabama doesn't have a legal framework to replace a candidate. Should Moore drop out of the race, Jones would almost certainly win. So regardless of how Republicans feel about him, Moore will likely stay the party pick.

Brand New singer Jesse Lacey issues Facebook apology

Daily Mail - Sun, 11/12/2017 - 23:10
The 39-year-old was alleged to have solicited nude photos from a woman named Nicole Elizabeth Garey when she was just 15 and he was 24 years old.

MORE NFL HELL=> Houston Texans & Los Angeles Rams Play To Near Empty Stadium (VIDEO)

GatewayPundit - Sun, 11/12/2017 - 23:09

The Houston Texans are playing the Los Angeles Rams at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum this Sunday and it looks like the kneeling controversy is still hurting attendance in a big way. 

AP reports:

The Houston Texans defense is off to an impressive start against the high-powered Rams offense.

Jadeveon Clowney and his teammates limited Jared Goff and the Rams to 131 total yards in the first half at the Coliseum, keeping Los Angeles out of the end zone entirely. The Rams entered the game with the NFL’s highest-scoring offense at 32.9 points per game.

Greg Zuerlein hit three field goals for the Rams, who led 9-7 at halftime. Zuerlein has already surpassed his previous career-high for a season with 27 field goals in the first nine games for the Rams, who are mediocre in the red zone despite their prolific points totals.

Fox LA sports anchor Liz Habib took snaps of today’s game showing a more than half empty Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The stadium is more than half empty well into the first quarter.

Tweet credits: Liz Habib

Press Box seat #HOUvsLAR 1st Qtr.

— Liz Habib (@LizHabib) November 12, 2017

Who’s House? #LARams up 3-0.

— Liz Habib (@LizHabib) November 12, 2017

Game time tradition #selfie with @EricDickerson

— Liz Habib (@LizHabib) November 12, 2017

#1 #LARams fan. @officialDannyT

— Liz Habib (@LizHabib) November 12, 2017

Together. #HOUvsLA

— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) November 12, 2017

It’s clear by the second quarter that the stadium is more than half empty.

Since the @Eagles are on a bye, I’m back at the Coli as the #LARams came out of the tuuunnneeellllll! #HOUvsLA

— Kenny Lee (@kennylee446) November 12, 2017

The #HOUvsLA game isn’t the only one with major attendance issues today…

As The Gateway Pundit’s Jim Hoft reported, the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers have a historic rivalry.

But after several weeks of NFL National Anthem protests even Soldier Field in Chicago was half empty today.

#GBvsCHI #NFL (2/X) RT @OllieNanyes: Bears v. Packers. Rain @[me]

— Empty Seats Galore (@EmptySeatsPics) November 12, 2017

#EmptySeats #Bears #Packers Not good folks!

— South Side Cards (@southsidecards) November 12, 2017

This was the stadium 30 minutes before kickoff.

A light rain is falling at Soldier Field a little more than 30 minutes before kickoff.

— Kyle Nabors (@KyleNabors) November 12, 2017

The post MORE NFL HELL=> Houston Texans & Los Angeles Rams Play To Near Empty Stadium (VIDEO) appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

GOOD NEWS: Many Democrat-Run Cities Offering Free Legal Help To Illegal Aliens

DougRoss - Sun, 11/12/2017 - 23:06
By William Teach

Remember this one?

To the editor: Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and County Supervisor Hilda Solis in December announced the creation of a $10-million legal aid fund to “hire lawyers to defend local immigrants without legal status.” (“A $10-million fund will help immigrants fight deportations. But should it help those with violent criminal convictions?” April 17)

My street hasn’t been swept for years. When I tried to find out why, I was told that my area is not “on the list” because there are no longer enough machines and people to drive them. Services that I continue to pay for have been stopped.

If there is enough money around to help illegal immigrants, surely there is enough to begin sweeping my dirty street again. Shouldn’t citizens come before illegal residents?

No, sorry letter writer Arline, illegals do come before legal citizens:

Immigrants Fighting Off Deportation Just Got a Huge Boost in These 11 Cities and Counties

Eleven cities and counties across the United States announced on Thursday that they will provide free legal representation to immigrants facing deportation, part of a new initiative called the Safety and Fairness for Everyone (SAFE) Cities Network. The initiative, launched in collaboration with the Vera Institute of Justice, a national nonprofit and research organization, helps cities with funding and resources to help train legal service providers and share best practices.

Unlike in criminal court cases, immigrants generally do not have the right to a free court-appointed attorney during removal proceedings, and often have to bear the costs on their own. Nationally, only 37 percent of immigrants facing deportation proceedings get access to a lawyer, and only 14 percent of immigrants in detention do, according to a report from the American Immigration Council, a nonprofit and advocacy group. As Mother Jones has reported previously, studies have shown that access to legal representation can drastically improve an immigrant’s chances of winning relief from deportation or release from detention. Without it, often immigrants and families are quickly deported.

Realistically, the vast majority should have zero shots at winning relief when the answer to the question “is this person unlawfully present in the United States?” is “yes.”

Vera started soliciting competitive applications from cities and counties to be part of the network earlier this summer. Local governments had to commit some public cash, which Vera would then supplement with additional funding. Atlanta, GA, Austin and San Antonio, TX, Baltimore and Prince George’s County, MD; Chicago, IL; Columbus, OH; Dane County, WI, and Oakland/Alameda County, Sacramento, and Santa Ana, CA were selected.

So, they’re getting some sweet, sweet taxpayer cash to protect people who shouldn’t be in the country to start with, which means less cash to deal with things like cleaning streets. Or dealing with all the violence, especially in places like Atlanta, Baltimore, and Chicago. According to Neigborhood Scout, Baltimore ranks a 2, with 100 being the safest. Surprisingly, Chicago is an 11 (it’s very big, and the reported crime is confined within small areas). Atlanta is a 2. The other cities aren’t exactly great, either, excepting Santa Ana, which is a 24. That means that 76% of cities are safer. Some are more about property crime, some are more about violent crime, some are both.

Anyhow, this adds to the money already being appropriated by many cities to provide legal council to illegal aliens, meaning less money for law abiding/legal citizens. Let’s go back to the first article and another letter:

To the editor: So-called sanctuary cities and the state of California say they do not want to spend their precious resources on enforcing federal immigration laws because it is not the function of local government to do so.

Now for the irony: Both the city and the county of Los Angeles will spend millions of taxpayer dollars to defend people in federal immigration courts where the only action is a right to residency or potential deportation. In these cases, state laws are not at issue.

Either immigration is solely a federal function or it is not. It can’t be both depending on politics.

Lots of money and lots of irony.

Read more at The Pirate's Cove.

NFL players stand for the National Anthem on Veterans Day

Daily Mail - Sun, 11/12/2017 - 22:43
Almost no NFL players protested during the national anthem before early games as the league celebrated Veterans Day weekend by honoring the military.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Georgina Rodriguez have baby girl

Daily Mail - Sun, 11/12/2017 - 22:42
Portugal and Real Madrid football star Cristiano Ronaldo has tonight celebrated the birth of his fourth child - just hours after a reality TV star claimed he cheated on his girlfriend with her.

Police: 1 dead, 5 injured in shooting in New Orleans

Daily Mail - Sun, 11/12/2017 - 22:42
A man has been killed and five others were injured in a shooting in a New Orleans neighborhood. Police said five males and a woman were found on the street during a funeral.

'I’m so sick of bucket list bores' says MARION MCGILVARY

Daily Mail - Sun, 11/12/2017 - 22:41
Marion McGilvary asks if she is the only one appalled by the trend of dreaming up a bucket list of things to complete before death. She says her un-bucket list includes doing as she pleases.

AP Source: Uber nears deal for huge Softbank investment

TownHall - Sun, 11/12/2017 - 22:38
DETROIT (AP) — Ride-hailing giant Uber Technologies Inc. is close to finalizing a multibillion-dollar investment by Japanese technology conglomerate Softbank, a person briefed on the deal said.The investment could be announced Sunday, said the p

Ingram, Saints run up 47-10 win over porous Bills

TownHall - Sun, 11/12/2017 - 22:37
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Mark Ingram scored a career-best three touchdowns and the New Orleans Saints won their seventh straight game by plowing through a porous Buffalo Bills defense in a 47-10 rout on Sunday.Alvin Kamara also had a 3-yard tou

Iranian officials raise death toll to at least 61, more than 300 injured during earthquake on Iran-Iraq border region

TownHall - Sun, 11/12/2017 - 22:36
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian officials raise death toll to at least 61, more than 300 injured during earthquake on Iran-Iraq border region.

Hat-tossing Mary Tyler Moore statue back at Minneapolis site

TownHall - Sun, 11/12/2017 - 22:34
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A statue of Mary Tyler Moore tossing her hat in the air is back at its familiar spot in downtown Minneapolis.A bronze statue of the Emmy-winning star of "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" was returned Saturday to its original locatio

Christian Slater calls reporter a 'c**t' for past question

Daily Mail - Sun, 11/12/2017 - 22:32
Christian Slater - starring in Glengarry Glen Ross on West End - was finishing an interview with The Daily Beast's Nico Hines when he had the outburst.

Meet Robert Irwin's new sweetheart Tess Poyner

Daily Mail - Sun, 11/12/2017 - 22:29
He's Bindi Irwin's younger brother and budding wildlife photographer. 

The Latest: At least 30 dead, 200 hurt in Iran-Iraq quake

TownHall - Sun, 11/12/2017 - 22:28
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The latest on magnitude 7.2 earthquake that hit Iran-Iraq border region (all times local):1:50 a.m.An Iranian official says at least 30 people died in Iran when a magnitude 7.2 earthquake hit near the Iran-Iraq border

Croatia qualifies for World Cup after 0-0 draw with Greece

TownHall - Sun, 11/12/2017 - 22:27
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Croatia qualified for the 2018 World Cup finals after a 0-0 draw in the second leg of the playoffs against Greece on Sunday.With a considerable advantage from Thursday's 4-1 victory in Zagreb, Croatia easily held off the Gr

Pricing access to the Trump White House: the strange case of the Times social media policy (Jay Rosen/PressThink)

Memeorandum - Sun, 11/12/2017 - 22:25

Jay Rosen / PressThink:
Pricing access to the Trump White House: the strange case of the Times social media policy  —  “Any semblance of a political opinion must be squashed, with the appearance of neutrality and balance preserved at all costs.”  —  Follow these events with me.  Then I will share my view of what is going on here.

Lebanon PM says he will return to seek settlement

TownHall - Sun, 11/12/2017 - 22:22
BEIRUT (AP) — In his first TV interview since he announced his surprise resignation last weekend, Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri said Sunday he will return to his country from Saudi Arabia "within days" to seek a settlement with the militant group

“Trump Has Never Met an Authoritarian Leader He Hasn’t Liked” — Says the Man who Honeymooned in Soviet Union

GatewayPundit - Sun, 11/12/2017 - 22:20

The Democrat-Media Complex become more ridiculous by the day.

This is all they got folks!
President Trump and First Lady Melania are finishing up their magnificent tour of East Asia. The president started in Japan and made the rounds to Korea, China and Vietnam, and now is on the final leg of his trip in the Philippines.

The Democrat media had to find a way to attack President Trump after his outstanding performance.

So they settled on the nonsense that Trump kowtows to dictators.

They must have forgotten about Barack Obama.
In China.

In Cuba.

In Turkey.

And in Russia.

Bernie Sanders was the latest Democrat to attack Trump for his relationship building with authoritarian regimes.

Well, at least Trump is consistent. Abroad, he has never met a leader of an authoritarian nation (Russia, China, Saudi Arabia, Philippines) that he hasn’t liked. At home he shows contempt for the U.S. Constitution and democracy.

— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) November 12, 2017

This comes from the same man who honeymooned in the Soviet Union.

The post “Trump Has Never Met an Authoritarian Leader He Hasn’t Liked” — Says the Man who Honeymooned in Soviet Union appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.


Subscribe to RoderickE aggregator - News Domestic and International