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Texas execution of Daniel Acker would be its second in 2 days

UPI - Thu, 09/27/2018 - 15:54
The state of Texas is planning to execute its second inmate in two days on Thursday, and its tenth so far this year.

Justice Ginsburg Weighs In On Kavanaugh Nomination With Official Statement

Federalist Papers - Thu, 09/27/2018 - 15:52

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has finally weighed in on the Brett Kavanaugh nomination. And what she had to say has thrown into question whether she’d even be willing to share the bench with him. From The Daily Wire: On the eve of the highly-anticipated U.S. Senate hearing regarding the dubious sexual misconduct allegations…

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Syrian refugee girl filmed studying in a pile of RUBBISH in Turkey

Daily Mail - Thu, 09/27/2018 - 15:51
The dedicated student was spotted next to several bins, with the footage leading to her being offered a place in a Turkish school.

Pollak: Dianne Feinstein's Opening Statement at Brett Kavanaugh Hearing Was a Mockery of Justice

Breitbart - Thu, 09/27/2018 - 15:50
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) delivered an opening statement Thursday to the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Christine Blasey Ford's accusations against Judge Brett Kavanaugh that represented a complete inversion of the principles of justice upon which our republic is founded.

Meghan Markle set to visit Sussex with Prince Harry

Daily Mail - Thu, 09/27/2018 - 15:46
The newlyweds, who officially became the Duke and Duchess of Sussex following their wedding on May 19, are set to visit some of the county's landmarks in a whistlestop tour next Wednesday.

New mother Laura Gallazzi talks about doctor who decapitated her baby

Daily Mail - Thu, 09/27/2018 - 15:44
Laura Gallazzi was just over 25 weeks pregnant when her baby was delivered at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee. She had expected to have a caesarean as the baby was in breech position.

Durham university study shows 'community care' drove human evolution

Daily Mail - Thu, 09/27/2018 - 15:38
Researchers led by Sharon Kessler from Durham University used computer modelling to simulate the evolution of care-giving in four different social systems.

Mother reveals her ex had their baby daughter's ears pierced in secret

Daily Mail - Thu, 09/27/2018 - 15:37
Posting on NetMums, the British woman revealed her infant daughter was returned home with two tiny earrings following an overnight stay at her father's.

In a Blow to Media Gun Narrative, Homicides Down in 2017

Info Wars - Thu, 09/27/2018 - 15:37
Why private gun ownership is so important for self-defense

The Fed Is Flying Blind

Info Wars - Thu, 09/27/2018 - 15:34
The effects of interest rate manipulation

Grassley Blasts Dems’ Obstruction as Sexual Assault Hearing Opens

LifeZette - Thu, 09/27/2018 - 15:32

Senate Committee on the Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) opened Thursday’s hearing on sexual assault claims against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh by bashing how Senate Democrats have handled the accusations.

“Dr. Ford first raised her allegation in a secret letter to the ranking member nearly two months ago in July,” Grassley said. “This letter was secret from July 30 to September 13, when I first heard about it. The ranking member took no action. The letter wasn’t shared with me, my colleagues, or our staffs. These allegations could have been investigated in a way that maintained the confidentiality that Dr. Ford requested.”

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) is the ranking minority member of the Senate panel to whom Grassley was referring. California psychology professor Christine Blasey Ford claims Kavanaugh and his friend, Mark Judge, assaulted her during a gathering in the early 1980s, when all of them were attending elite private high schools in suburban Maryland.

“Before his hearing, Judge Kavanaugh met privately with 65 senators including the ranking member. But the ranking member did not ask Judge Kavanaugh about the allegations when she met privately with him in August.”

“Before his hearing, Judge Kavanaugh met privately with 65 senators including the ranking member,” Grassley said. “But the ranking member did not ask Judge Kavanaugh about the allegations when she met privately with him in August. The Senate Judiciary Committee held its four-day public hearing from September 4 to September 7. Judge Kavanaugh testified for more than 32 hours in public. We held a closed session so members could ask sensitive questions on the last evening, which the ranking member did not attend.”

Kavanaugh has denied Ford’s allegations. He also expressed concern over the sexual assault allegations being weaponized for political gain in his prepared statements for the hearing. He declared in his testimony that he will not be intimidated into withdrawing.

Before Ford’s allegations became public, Democrats called for delaying the process because of different issues, such as unfulfilled records requests and legal concerns related to President Donald Trump. Senate Democratic leaders have echoed the calls for the nomination process to be stopped until a federal investigation can take place.

The post Grassley Blasts Dems’ Obstruction as Sexual Assault Hearing Opens appeared first on LifeZette.

California parents on trial after 'severely autistic' girl dies

Daily Mail - Thu, 09/27/2018 - 15:30
Mother Jill Williams, 36, and stepfather Steven Williams, 40 have been charged with murder after their 'severely autistic' daughter Kaylina Anderson,was found dead in their California home.

Captain Billy Haver mayday call reveals aftermath of hammer murder

Daily Mail - Thu, 09/27/2018 - 15:30
Franklin Freddy Meave Vazquez, 27, is charged with murder in the Sunday attack on board the Captain Billy Haver, which was trawling the waters about 55 miles off Massachusetts.

Leftist Hollywood Throws Its Support Behind Kavanaugh Accuser: ‘I Believe You’

LifeZette - Thu, 09/27/2018 - 15:29

It should come as no surprise at all that Hollywood’s most outspoken leftists were throwing their support behind the sexual misconduct allegations lodged against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh almost from the moment accuser Christine Blasey Ford began speaking on Thursday morning before members of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Ford (pictured above left) gave a statement to gathered lawmakers and described in detail the alleged sexual assault she says she experienced at the hands of both Brett M. Kavanaugh and his friend Mark Judge.

The alleged events took place in 1982 when Ford was 15 years old.

“I did not want to tell my parents that I, at age 15, was in a house without any parents present, drinking beer with boys. I convinced myself that because Brett did not rape me, I should just move on and just pretend that it had never happened,” Ford said as she explained why she did not report the incident at the time.

She said the alleged assault “drastically” altered her life for a “very long time.”

She said she was “too afraid and ashamed to tell anyone these details.”

Ford is one of multiple women to accuse Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct.

The Supreme Court nominee has vigorously denied the allegations.

President Donald Trump has thrown his support behind Kavanaugh and called allegations against the nominee “one big fat con job.”

Hollywood’s most outspoken leftists, true to form, jumped to social media to convey their support for Ford and to condemn Kavanaugh.

“Her testimony is terrifying and heartrending. She says they laughed while It was happening,” author Stephen King wrote on Twitter while Ford was testifying.

Her testimony is terrifying and heartrending.
She says they laughed while It was happening.

— Stephen King (@StephenKing) September 27, 2018

Controversial anti-Trumper and comedian Kathy Griffin also tweeted about the event and attempted to tell a joke, saying, “Anyone else watching this with their husband or boyfriend by their side?”

She added, “My boyfriend is slowly inching away for me for his own safety. He just keeps saying ‘I’m on your side! I’m on your side!'”

Anyone else watching this with their husband or boyfriend by their side? My boyfriend is slowly inching away for me for his own safety. He just keeps saying “I’m on your side! I’m on your side!” #Kavanaughhearings

— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) September 27, 2018

She also later insulted Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) by suggesting he is a woman.

“Oh lookee lookee here. Miss Lindsey Graham doesn’t have the b**** to speak up today does she?” she wrote crudely.

Take this in pic.twitter.com/5eWQls79S5

— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) September 27, 2018

“Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scandal” creator Shonda Rhimes also joined in the conversation and said “decency and ethics” were needed in the case of Ford.

“It is not a question of believing her. It is a question of whether politics will trump decency and ethics,” she wrote on Twitter.

It is not a question of believing her. It is a question of whether politics will trump decency and ethics. #KavanaughHearings

— shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) September 27, 2018

Actress Alyssa Milano, who attended the hearings as a guest of Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), also took to Twitter to show support for Ford.

“This is not a trial for Dr. Ford. It’s a job interview for Judge Kavanaugh.”

Thank you, @SenFeinstein. pic.twitter.com/8JmEgr2d4L

— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) September 27, 2018

I believe Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. pic.twitter.com/vkJ1NYU6pt

— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) September 27, 2018

Check out more reactions from Hollywood leftists — and Trump critics — below:

These hearings always leave me thinking, while this country takes monumental steps forward in regards to diversity and representation, the future of this country is still firmly in the hands of old rich white dudes. #KavanaughHearings

— Francis Maxwell (@francismmaxwell) September 27, 2018

Seriously, this woman is brave. Theres nothing 4 her to gain n its awful thing 2 hv 2 do on national TV. Cant imagine it. #KavanaughHearings

— Kathleen Madigan (@kathleenmadigan) September 27, 2018

Dr. Ford is a courageous and credible person. I have deep respect for her, and I thank her for her testimony.

— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) September 27, 2018

Check out the video below:

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Japan firm signs with SpaceX for lunar missions

Daily Mail - Thu, 09/27/2018 - 15:29
Private lunar exploration company ispace said it would blast a lander and rovers towards the moon on a SpaceX rocket on two separate missions. The spaceware will first orbit the moon in mid-2020.

Around 20,000 bees take a pit stop in a plane ENGINE causing flight delays at South African airport

Daily Mail - Thu, 09/27/2018 - 15:26
A swarm of bees halted a commercial plane, when the buzzing insects decided to take a break in the aircraft’s engine.

Ted Cruz Grills Google on Censored China Search During Senate Hearing

Breitbart - Thu, 09/27/2018 - 15:25
During a hearing for the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) grilled a Google representative on the company's operations in China, including its widely reported forthcoming censored search app.

Real News Coverage of Kavanaugh/Ford Hearing

Info Wars - Thu, 09/27/2018 - 15:24
Highly anticipated Senate hearing taking place now.

Live: Ford – Kavanaugh Hearing

Info Wars - Thu, 09/27/2018 - 15:24
Tune in now

Dianne Feinstein Brought A Famous Hollywood Actress To Sit In On Kavanaugh Hearing

Federalist Papers - Thu, 09/27/2018 - 15:24

By Molly Prince Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California invited actress and left-wing activist Alyssa Milano to attend Thursday’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing where Judge Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing him of sexual misconduct, are scheduled to testify. “Alyssa Milano gaggles with reporters,” tweeted Seung Min Kim, The Washington Post’s White…

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