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Trump Blasts Macron’s ‘Very Insulting’ EU Army Call

Breitbart News - Sat, 11/10/2018 - 01:02
President Donald Trump clapped back at French President Emmanuel Macron over Macron’s call for an EU Army to protect against countries including the United States this week.

CNN’s Toobin: Trump 'Is Always Attacking Black People'

Breitbart News - Sat, 11/10/2018 - 00:40
Friday on CNN’s “The Situation Room,” network legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin accused President Donald Trump of making “constant attacks on black people,” in light of the president’s negative comments about CNN’s Abby Phillip and American Urban Radio Network’s White House correspondent April Ryan. Toobin said, “What do all these people have in common? April, Abby Phillip, Yamiche Alcindor, who was also demeaned by the president yesterday—all black women. All black women. How about Don Lemon, how about LeBron James, how about the NFL football players? Constant attacks on black people.” He continued, “Colin Kaepernick, I mean, let’s be honest here, there is also a huge racial dimension to this. The fact that the president is always attacking black people.” He added, “The idea that this was some random selection of journalists he doesn’t like is not the case. It’s always black people with this president.” Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN

Dave Chappelle: Trump Tore Us Up -- He's 'Not Culturally Astute' Enough to Heal the Nation

Breitbart News - Sat, 11/10/2018 - 00:01
Friday 0n MSNBC’s “Deadline,” guest host John Heilemann played a clip from his Showtime show “The Circus” of an interview with comedian Dave Chappelle. When asked about President Donald Trump’s job performance, Chappelle said, “Apparently he is having a terrible go of it. I don’t think that he is living up to his part of the bargain, and I’m troubled by politicians that only speak to people that they believe will vote for them. And it is sad because, you know, he’s got the bully pulpit. It’s the highest office in our land. Hopefully, we can either hold him to task or get someone in there that will think about all of us.” He added, “I want the country to survive this guy, and I’m sure it will. But I think that there will be a hangover after this presidency, unlike anything that I’ve ever lived through. I think that we’ve gone far rhetorically. And I think that we just got a little mending to do. And I don’t think that he is the kind of person that is culturally astute enough to really lead the charge on mending the fence. But he sure did tear it the shit up didn’t he?” Follow

Midterm Consequences: Opponents of Pelosi’s Return to Speakership Down from 58 to 22

Breitbart News - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 23:53
Democrats retook the House in the 2018 midterm elections and Democrats are weighing in on whether Nancy Pelosi should return as Speaker.

Report: North Korea Has Made No Dismantlement Efforts Since August

Breitbart News - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 23:52
North Korea has failed to dismantle its key missile site further since August, South Korean news agency Yonhap reported, citing a U.S. website that monitors dictator Kim Jong-un’s regime.

Report: Trump May Designate Yemen's Iran-Allied Houthis as Terrorists

Breitbart News - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 23:45
U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration is considering branding the Iran-backed Houthis in Yemen a foreign terrorist organization (FTO), the Washington Post (WaPo) reported on Thursday.

Cuban 'President' Agrees to Bring 'Belt and Road' to West in China Visit

Breitbart News - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 23:40
Cuba's second-in-command, "President" Miguel Díaz-Canel agreed to participate in China's "Belt and Road" Initiative during talks with Chinese Communist Party leader Xi Jinping on Thursday.

Pray for California: Five Found Dead as Fire Incinerates Town

The Stream - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 23:33

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) -- Five people were found dead in their burned-out vehicles after a Northern California wildfire incinerated most of a town of about 30,000 people with flames that moved so fast there was nothing firefighters could do, authorities said Friday.

Only a day after it began, the blaze near the town of Paradise had grown to nearly 110 square miles (280 square kilometers) and was burning completely out of control.

“There was really no firefight involved,” Capt. Scott McLean of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said, explaining that crews gave up attacking the flames and instead helped people get out alive. “These firefighters were in the rescue mode all day yesterday.”

With fires also burning in Southern California, state officials put the total number of people forced from their homes at 157,000. Evacuation orders included the entire city of Malibu, which is home to 13,000, among them some of Hollywood’s biggest stars.

When Paradise was evacuated, the order set off a desperate exodus in which many motorists got stuck in gridlocked traffic and abandoned their vehicles to flee on foot. People reported seeing much of the community go up in flames, including homes, supermarkets, businesses, restaurants, schools and a retirement center.

Rural areas fared little better. Many homes have propane tanks that were exploding amid the flames. “They were going off like bombs,” said Karen Auday, who escaped to a nearby town.

McLean estimated that the lost buildings numbered in the thousands in Paradise, about 180 miles (290 kilometers) northeast of San Francisco.

A garage door stands among remains of a home in Paradise, Calif., Friday, Nov. 9, 2018.

“Pretty much the community of Paradise is destroyed. It’s that kind of devastation,” he said.

The massive blaze spread north Friday, prompting officials to order the evacuation of Stirling City and Inskip, two communities north of Paradise along the Sierra Nevada foothills.

The wind-driven flames also spread to the west and reached Chico, a city of 90,000 people. Firefighters were able to stop the fire at the edge of the city, Cal Fire Cpt. Bill Murphy said.

There were no signs of life Friday on the road to Paradise except for the occasional bird chirp. A thick, yellow haze from the fire hung in the air and gave the appearance of twilight in the middle of the day.

Strong winds had blown the blackened needles on some evergreens straight to one side. A scorched car with its doors open sat on the shoulder.

At one burned-out house, flames still smoldered inside what appeared to be a weight room. The rubble included a pair of dumbbells with the rubber melted off and the skeletons of a metal pullup bar and other exercise equipment. The grass and elaborate landscaping all around the brick and stucco home remained an emerald green. Red pool umbrellas were furled near lounge chairs and showed not a singe on them.

Evacuees from Paradise sat in stunned silence Friday outside a Chico church where they took refuge the night before. They all had harrowing tales of a slow-motion escape from a fire so close they could feel the heat inside their vehicles as they sat stuck in a terrifying traffic jam.

When the order came to evacuate, it was like the entire town of 27,000 residents decided to leave at once, they said. Fire surrounded the evacuation route, and drivers panicked. Some crashed and others left their vehicles by the roadside.

“It was just a wall of fire on each side of us, and we could hardly see the road in front of us,” police officer Mark Bass said.

Firefighter Jose Corona monitors a burning home as the Camp Fire burns in Magalia, Calif., on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018.

A nurse called Rita Miller on Thursday morning, telling her she had to get her disabled mother, who lives a few blocks away, and flee Paradise immediately. Miller jumped in her boyfriend’s rickety pickup truck, which was low on gas and equipped with a bad transmission. She instantly found herself stuck in gridlock.

“I was frantic,” she said. After an hour of no movement, she abandoned the truck and decided to try her luck on foot. While walking, a stranger in the traffic jam rolled down her window and asked Miller if she needed help. Miller at first scoffed at the notion of getting back in a vehicle. Then she reconsidered, thinking: “I’m really scared. This is terrifying. I can’t breathe. I can’t see, and maybe I should humble myself and get in this woman’s car.”

The stranger helped Miller pack up her mother and took them to safety in Chico. It took three hours to travel the 14 miles.

Concerned friends and family posted anxious messages on Twitter and other sites, saying they were looking for loved ones, particularly seniors who lived at retirement homes or alone.

About 20 of the same deputies who were helping to find and rescue people lost their own homes, Sheriff Kory Honea said.

“There are times when you have such rapid-moving fires … no amount of planning is going to result in a perfect scenario, and that’s what we had to deal with here,” Honea told the Action News Network.

A burned out car sits on the side of the road in Paradise, Calif., Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, after a wildfire swept through the area.

Kelly Lee called shelters looking for her husband’s 93-year-old grandmother, Dorothy Herrera, who was last heard from Thursday morning. Herrera, who lives in Paradise with her 88-year-old husband, Lou, left a frantic voicemail around 9:30 a.m. saying they needed to get out.

“We never heard from them again,” Lee said. “We’re worried sick. … They do have a car, but they both are older and can be confused at times.”

The missing included Richard Wayne Johnson and his wife, Suzanne, who lived in an RV park in Paradise that burned, according to his daughter Dawn Johnson of Independent, Oregon.

“He has Stage 4 prostate cancer. She’s in her 70s and mostly confined to her bed due to fibromyalgia,” Johnson said. “I would be very surprised if they had gas in their car to leave.”

She said the couple moved from Texas to the California foothill town about a year ago and were probably not prepared for wildfires.

Johnson said she has not been able to reach them by cellphone, and members of the couple’s Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall in Paradise told her they have not seem them at local shelters.

“I checked all over,” she said. “Red Cross, anything you can think of I’ve tried to do.”

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Associated Press writers Paul Elias in Paradise and Jocelyn Gecker, Janie Har, Daisy Nguyen, Olga R. Rodriguez, Sudhin Thanawala and Juliet Williams in San Francisco contributed to this report.

 

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Site of Thousand Oaks Mass Shooting a Gun-Free Zone

Breitbart News - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 23:26
The site of the Thousand Oaks, California, mass shooting was a state-mandated gun-free zone. 

Election Fraud Expert: Brenda Snipes Allowed Illegal Aliens and Felons to Vote; Illegally Destroyed Ballots

Breitbart News - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 23:22
Three statewide races in Florida are headed to a recount and all depend on results from a county whose supervisor of elections has a history of losing ballots and breaking laws by allowing illegal immigrants and felons to vote, as well as illegally destroying ballots.

WATCH: Terrified Bunnies Flee to Rock Wall to Escape California Wildfires

Breitbart News - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 23:12
A half dozen wild rabbits were seen huddling against a rock wall in Thousand Oaks, California, as their forest home burns in the Woolsey wild fire.

Hong Kong Bans Expelled Financial Times Editor from Visiting the City

Breitbart News - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 22:51
Hong Kong authorities stepped up their war against Financial Times editor Victor Mallet on Thursday by refusing to allow him to enter the city as a visitor.

We hear about US jobs outsourced overseas (‘stolen’) but what about the 7.1M insourced jobs we ‘steal’ from abroad? - AEI - American Enterprise Institute: Freedom, Opportunity, Enterprise

American Enterprise Institute - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 22:49

We’ve heard a lot of criticism over the last several years, especially from President Trump and many of his economic advisers and supporters, about US firms outsourcing factory jobs overseas, along with accusations that countries like Mexico, China, and Japan are “stealing US jobs” (see more than 20,000 Google search results for “Trump” + “stealing jobs”). Further, Trump warned after he was elected that his administration would punish US companies seeking to move operations and jobs overseas with “consequences.”

What we don’t hear very much about from Team Trump are the jobs that are “insourced” into every US state by foreign companies, even though those insourced jobs totaled more than 7.1 million Americans and represented 5.6% of all private sector US jobs in 2016 based on new preliminary data released this week by the Bureau of Economic Analysis on “Activities of U.S. Affiliates of Foreign Multinational Enterprises in 2016.” The map above (thanks to AEI’s Allison Torban for assistance) shows the thousands (and in half of the US states the hundreds of thousands) of insourced jobs in each US state in 2016.

Here are some key statistics on jobs insourced to the U.S. that highlight some of the significant economic benefits to the U.S. economy from the thousands of foreign-based firms that outsource jobs and production to the U.S.:

  • More than 6,000 US affiliates of foreign multinational enterprises (MNEs) employed 7.1 million American workers in 2016, an increase of 3.9% from 2015, adding roughly 300,000 to the US economy
  • Employment by US affiliates represented 5.6% of the total U.S. private industry employment in 2016 (126.8 million workers)
  • The current-dollar value added of majority-owned US affiliates, a measure of their direct contribution to US GDP, totaled $910 billion in 2016 and accounted for 6.4% of total US business-sector value added in 2016
  • US affiliates supported nearly 2.6 million factory jobs in 2016, accounting for 21% of total American manufacturing employment (12.35 million factory workers)
  • US affiliates of foreign MNEs supported an annual payroll of $625 billion in 2016—with an average compensation per worker of $80,028
  • US affiliates of foreign companies paid an average annual compensation of more than $92,000 in the manufacturing sector
  • US affiliates employed more than 410,000 US autoworkers in 2016, with average compensation per worker exceeding $76,000
  • US affiliates exported $379 billion in goods (26% of all US exports)
  • US affiliates imported $661 billion in goods (24% of all US imports)
  • US affiliates spent more than $65 billion on R&D in 2016 (12% of all US R&D)
  • US affiliates paid more than $48 billion in US income taxes
  • US affiliates spent $278 billion on new property, plant, and equipment in 2016
  • As a separate state, the $625 billion annual payroll of Americans working for foreign insourcing companies in the US would have ranked that group of American employees in 2016 as the seventh largest US “state” for Personal Income, just behind No. 6 Pennsylvania at $657 billion and ahead of No. 8 New Jersey at $555 billion

In other words, the insourcing of production and jobs to the US has a significant and positive impact on our economy, and yet this huge economic stimulus gets almost no attention. All we ever hear about from Team Trump is the jobs that are allegedly being “stolen” from us by China, Japan, Europe and Mexico.

Bottom Line: In today’s highly globalized economy, multinational firms operate in a world marketplace that increasingly makes national borders meaningless and irrelevant, as firms capitalize on hyper-efficient global supply chains that add enormous value, and ultimately result in lower costs and higher quality for the goods that consumers buy here and around the world. In the recent Trump-era discussions on US manufacturing, the outsourcing of production and jobs overseas, and the supposed “theft” of our jobs by Mexico, China and Japan, we lose sight of another big part of the global economy: the insourcing of millions of jobs into America by the 6,100 US-based affiliates of foreign multinational companies that operate here and employ millions of our workers.

Q: How could it possibly make sense for Trump to accuse Mexico, China and Japan of “stealing” our jobs, unless he also admits that the US is apparently then also “stealing” jobs from other countries, more than seven million in 2016? A more enlightened and up-to-date view of international trade would recognize the economic reality that modern businesses today operate in an increasingly globalized marketplace for their inputs, parts, materials, supplies along complex, cross-border supply and value chains that include multiple dozens of countries. In addition, those global companies serve retail markets in hundreds of countries around the globe.

Just like it makes economic and business sense for thousands of foreign companies to outsource jobs and production from their countries to every US state (perhaps because the US is one of their major retail markets), it also makes economic and business sense for thousands of US companies to outsource jobs and production from the US to foreign countries, perhaps also because overseas markets now represent more than 50% of retail sales for many US-based companies like Apple (63% of 2016 sales were in foreign markets), Procter and Gamble (58% sales were overseas), GE (62% foreign sales) and Pfizer (56% overseas sales). Hopefully, Team Trump will eventually move beyond a simplistic, nationalistic (“America First”), and outdated view of the global economy based on a fixed number of jobs where countries have to fight to “steal” jobs from each other in a zero-sum, win-lose world, to a more advanced and sensible view of a dynamic world of inter-connected, cross-border transactions where production and employment decisions are grounded in the reality of economics, and not politics.

Bonus: Venn diagram version below.

 

Bernie Sanders Supporter Adrian Fontes Overseeing Arizona Vote Record as Senate Race Flips

Breitbart News - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 22:47
The man in charge of overseeing the recording of ballots in Arizona’s largest county, Maricopa, as ballots are being counted in the very tight Senate race, is facing heat over his very public support of leftist politicians.

Republican Protesters Start 'Lock Her Up' Chant for Florida Election Chief Botching Ballot Count

Breitbart News - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 22:44
Republican protestors have begun chanting "lock her up" outside a Florida elections office as news breaks about how badly Broward County Board of Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes is botching the 2018 election returns.

Brenda Snipes Under Fire: Florida’s Broward County Election Official Hammered from All Sides

Breitbart News - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 22:35
As his margin continues to lessen, Rick Scott has filed a lawsuit against each county's election supervisor and called for an investigation after several Democrat votes were uploaded late in Broward County under Brenda Snipes' leadership.

It’s the Courts, Stupid

The Stream - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 22:34

When Bill Clinton was running for president in 1992, his campaign strategist James Carville gave him the formula for success: Focus on the economy. In Carville’s famous words, "It's the economy, stupid."

Today, President Trump could easily campaign with a similar mantra, since many Americans are pleased with the economic uptick under his leadership.

Sky’s the Limit

But, in terms of a lasting legacy, in terms of societal impact, the real mantra should be, "It's the courts, stupid." You can be assured that Trump and his Republican colleagues have a good grasp on this already.

And now, with a strengthened majority in the Senate, the sky is the limit with the good they can do.

Judicial activism has become a direct threat to our freedoms.

As noted (with great concern) by Jennifer Bendery in the Huffington Post, "With a newly strengthened Senate majority, Mitch McConnell can plow ahead with reshaping the nation's courts."

Yes, "McConnell has said all along that judicial confirmations are his No. 1 priority as Senate leader. That won't change going forward."

And this, in fact, is a major reason many of us voted for Donald Trump: Supreme Court appointees and, more broadly, federal court appointees at all levels. Transforming the courts was our number one concern.

Two Years of Trump Appointments

How much has been done already?

Bendery writes, "To date, the Republican leader has confirmed two Supreme Court justices, 29 circuit judges and 53 district judges. He's confirmed so many circuit judges -- many of whom are strongly anti-abortion, anti-LGBTQ rights and anti-voting rights, and nearly all of whom are ideologues handpicked by the conservative Federalist Society -- that 1 in 7 seats on the U.S. circuit courts are now filled by judges nominated by Trump."

Some might say, "But this is not healthy. The courts will now become distinctly conservative. They're supposed to be neutral and impartial."

To the contrary, the goal is to get the courts back to where they're supposed to be, namely, rightly interpreting our Constitution rather than creating new laws. Yet for decades, many of the courts have swung dangerously left, leading to rampant (and dangerous) judicial activism.

‘Still Reeling’ From Judicial Activism

Judicial activism, in turn, has become a direct threat to our freedoms. (For Mark Levin's now-classic expose, see here.)

A lengthy, 2013 article published by the Heritage Foundation gave three glaring examples of judicial activism whereby the courts were guilty of "Contorting the Text" (meaning the First Amendment), "Playing Legislator," and "Abusing Precedent." (For the liberal argument that it is conservatives who are the judicial activists, see here. For an effective rebuttal to this position, see here.)

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Since 2013, we have seen the courts redefine the very nature of marriage (in 1,000 lifetimes, the Founders would have never envisioned this) as well as rule against fundamental freedoms of conscience and speech. And it was judicial activism that made abortion legal in 1973.

Sixty-million slaughtered babies later -- far more than the population of Canada (about 38 million), even more than the population of England (about 55 million), and roughly equal to the population of Italy -- our nation is still reeling from this unjust and unconstitutional ruling.

It's about time we had a reformation in our courts.

More recently, what if the Supreme Court had ultimately ruled against Hobby Lobby? Against the Little Sisters of the Poor? Against Jack Phillips?

The Fallout From Removing Prayer

Back in 1962, without any legal precedent, the Supreme Court removed organized public prayer from our schools.

Fifty years later, on June 16, 2012, the Saturday Evening Post ran this story: "Atheists v. Evangelists: The School Prayer Decision of 1962

"50 years ago, school prayer was declared unconstitutional, causing Billy Graham to wonder if we were becoming a spiritually-bankrupt nation."

The article begins with these simple but striking lines: "How much has America changed in the past 50 years? Imagine kids in American public schools now starting each day with a prayer." (For my answer to the question of how much America has changed since the early 1960s, see here.)

Earlier in the year, Graham had warned Post readers that "if the Court decrees negatively, another victory will be gained by those forces which conspire to remove faith in God from the public conscience.

Transforming the courts was our number one concern.

"American democracy rests on the belief in the reality of God and His respect for the individual. Ours is a freedom under law. But it is also a freedom that will evaporate if the religious foundations upon which it has been built are taken away."

Of course, he was right, although he had no idea of just how radically the society would be transformed in the decades that followed.

As for prayer in the schools, from the founding of our nation until 1962, it never occurred to the courts that this was a violation of separation of church and state. It was judicial activism that made this landmark decision.

And even though the prayer itself was quite generic and any student could opt out of praying, it was the symbolism that mattered. Prayer no longer belonged in our schools.

All of which leads us back to where we started: It's the courts, stupid.

Doing Their Jobs

Thank God President Trump is keeping his promise to nominate conservative justices -- meaning, Constitutionalists -- to the courts. Keeping this up for two more years (or, better still, 6 more years) could well be his greatest legacy, not to mention the greatest legal bulwark against the loss of our fundamental freedoms.

As for those who protest, "Trump and the Republicans have no right to do this!", to the contrary, the American people elected them to office.

They are doing what we the people have empowered them to do.

The Kavanaugh debacle cost the Democrats the Senate - AEI - American Enterprise Institute: Freedom, Opportunity, Enterprise

American Enterprise Institute - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 22:30

Brett M. Kavanaugh must have been smiling as the returns came in on Election Day, because it is now clear that the Democrats’ campaign to destroy him will go down as a massive blunder. It failed to keep Kavanaugh off the court. It cost Democrats their chance to regain control of the Senate. And it gave Republicans an expanded Senate majority that will allow them to confirm an even more conservative justice next time around.

President Donald Trump and his nominee for the Supreme Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh talk during an announcement event in the East Room of the White House in Washington, July 9, 2018. Reuters

Today, Kavanaugh sits on the Supreme Court hearing cases. Meanwhile, Democratic Sens. Heidi Heitkamp (N.D.), Joe Donnelly (Ind.) and Claire McCaskill (Mo.) are packing up their Senate offices — thrown out by voters furious over their party’s brutal campaign of character assassination against Kavanaugh. Sen. Joe Manchin (W.Va.) was the only Democrat who voted for Kavanaugh, and he survived — but just barely. Two weeks before Election Day, Manchin was leading by double digits, but on Tuesday night he won by just over three points. Had he voted against Kavanaugh’s confirmation, he would likely have been toast as well.

The Democrats’ smear campaign also cost them the chance to pick up GOP seats. In Tennessee, Rep. Marsha Blackburn was trailing former Democratic governor Phil Bredesen by five points in a CNN poll before the Kavanaugh hearings. She ended up winning by just under 11 points, as the Democrats’ mistreatment of Kavanaugh united Tennessee Republicans behind her. The Kavanaugh smear no doubt also played a role in energizing GOP voters in Arizona, where Republican Rep. Martha McSally appears to have squeezed out a narrow victory, and in Texas, where Sen. Ted Cruz defeated Rep. Beto O’Rourke by just 2.6 points in one of the reddest states in the union.

None of that might have been possible had it not been for the Democrats’ horrific treatment of Kavanaugh. As Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell put it, the failed effort to stop Kavanaugh was “like an adrenaline shot” for the GOP base. Republican voters were outraged to see a good man accused, without a shred of corroboration, of sexually assaulting a teenage girl, exposing himself to a college classmate and participating in gang rapes in high school. They were disgusted by Senate Democrats’ insistence that the burden was on Kavanaugh to prove he didn’t do it and by Democrats’ blatant disregard for the presumption of innocence. They were energized by Kavanaugh’s willingness to fight back and declare his treatment by Democrats a “national disgrace.” And they punished the perpetrators of that disgrace at the polls on Tuesday.

Now Republicans have not only an expanded Senate majority but also a pro-life majority. Reports indicated that Trump was close to nominating Judge Amy Coney Barrett, a devout Catholic and mother of seven, to replace retiring Justice Anthony M. Kennedy. Barrett became a folk hero among religious conservatives after Diane Feinstein (Calif.), ranking Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, grilled her over her Catholic faith during her confirmation hearings as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit last year. “The dogma lives loudly within you,” Feinstein told Barrett, suggesting that her faith disqualified her. That outraged conservatives, who rightly castigated Feinstein for applying an unconstitutional religious test on Trump’s nominee. As Harvard Law School professor Noah Feldman explained, Feinstein “insinuated an anti-Catholic stereotype that goes back at least 150 years in the U.S. — that Catholics are unable to separate church and state because they place their religious allegiances before their oath to the Constitution.”

Barrett was confirmed for the Circuit Court. But when it came to the Supreme Court, Trump calculated that with a razor thin-GOP majority he needed what was supposed to be a safer pick and went with Kavanaugh instead. Now, with an expanded, pro-life Senate majority, Trump no longer has to worry about losing a few GOP votes next time around.

At every stage of recent Supreme Court fights, Democrats have miscalculated. Their mindless decision to filibuster Neil M. Gorsuch paved the way for Senate Republicans to get rid of the filibuster for Supreme Court nominees — which made it possible to confirm Kavanaugh by simple majority. And if Barrett ever makes it onto the Supreme Court, Democrats can thank their horrific, defamatory treatment Kavanaugh.

The lesson for Democrats should be clear: Character assassination does not pay. Quite the opposite, it backfired — big-time.

Suspected Mail Bomber Cesar Sayoc Indicted for 30 Felonies

Breitbart News - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 22:20
Cesar Sayoc, the suspected sender of mail bombs to several high-profile liberal politicians as well as to CNN and George Soros, was indicted on 30 felony charges Friday. The federal charges against Cesar Sayoc “include the use of a weapon of mass destruction, interstate transportation of explosives, illegal mailing of explosives and threatening interstate communications,” ABC News reports. If convicted, Sayoc could face life behind bars. Last month, apparent mail bombs were sent around the country, targeting CNN’s New York City office, as well as the homes of George Soros, Robert De Niro, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and other Democratic politicians. Sayoc was arrested in connection to the mail bombs in Plantation, Florida, on October 26th. WATCH: New video shows bombing suspect Cesar Sayoc being walked into FBI headquarters in handcuffs. https://t.co/cD9YHlzTQ3 pic.twitter.com/fZNRIqWE1U — CBS News (@CBSNews) October 26, 2018 His social media presence showed he was a strong supporter of President Donald Trump and a believer in many conspiracy theories. He also had a long criminal history, including previous bomb threats. President Trump strongly condemned the mail bombs, saying that the “egregious conduct is abhorrent to everything we hold dear as Americans.” “In these times, we have to unify, we

‘Westworld,’ 'Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman' Western Town Movie Set Burns in Ca Wildfire

Breitbart News - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 22:15
A famed old west town often used as the backdrop for TV shows like HBO's "Westworld" and "Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman" has burned to the ground in the Woolsey, California, wild fire.

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