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After Recount, Democrat Gillum Concedes Florida Governor Race to Republican DeSantis

Breitbart News - Sat, 11/17/2018 - 23:37
After a strenuous recount process that ended Thursday, Democrat Andrew Gillum has thrown in the towel and conceded the Florida governor's race to Republican Ron DeSantis, making DeSantis Florida's governor-elect.

VIDEO: Employees, Customers Brawl Inside Louisiana McDonalds

Breitbart News - Sat, 11/17/2018 - 22:56
Customers and employees brawled inside a Louisiana McDonalds, throwing punches in several different directions, according to a video posted Friday.

VIDEO: Teacher Banned After Thanking Students for Standing for the Pledge

Breitbart News - Sat, 11/17/2018 - 22:41
A Missouri substitute teacher claimed he was asked not to return to teach at a high school because he thanked his students for standing up for the Pledge of Allegiance.

Caruso: CNN Uses Private Hiring Info from Years Ago to Attack Conservative Commentator Over Criticism of Network

Breitbart News - Sat, 11/17/2018 - 22:28
CNN hit a new low Thursday, with its “Communications and Digital Partnerships” vice president Matt Dornic disclosing private information about his company’s hiring process in order to demean a conservative reporter. The Daily Caller’s Benny Johnson sent a tweet mocking CNN Wednesday, to which CNN’s Matt Dornic responds, “Hey bennyjohnson. Don’t you think you should disclose that you wanted to work at CNN — and we almost hired you — until you were discovered to be a pathological plagiarist?” Hey @bennyjohnson. Don’t you think you should disclose that you wanted to work at CNN — and we almost hired you — until you were discovered to be a pathological plagiarist? https://t.co/ZaEGxIwXpV — Matt Dornic (@mdornic) November 15, 2018 Dornic’s tweet was ridiculous, mean-spirted nastiness. Benny was indeed fired from Buzzfeed in 2014 for plagiarizing, although that seems like an odd thing for CNN to take the moral high ground on, considering the fact that they still employ Fareed Zakaria despite his multiple plagiarism scandals. Johnson responded to the tweet, saying, “You’re right Matt. CNN did offer me a job 5 years ago. As I recall, Tucker Carlson used to work at CNN, too. We’re both certainly in better places now.

Another 3,300 Caravan Migrants Arrive in Tijuana, Says Mexico

Breitbart News - Sat, 11/17/2018 - 22:08
Nearly 3,300 additional Central American caravan migrants arrived at the Mexican northern border city of Tijuana on Saturday, authorities in Mexico stated.

Watch: Actor David Arquette Takes Brutal Beating in Savage Wrestling Match

Breitbart News - Sat, 11/17/2018 - 21:59
Actor David Arquette was left covered in blood Friday after being pummeled in a "Death Match" at a professional event in Los Angeles.

Caruso: Tucker Carlson Blasts CNN, Brian Stelter for Defending Antifa: 'I Hope You're Ashamed of Yourself'

Breitbart News - Sat, 11/17/2018 - 21:56
Fox News host Tucker Carlson blasted CNN and its head media reporter Brian Stelter Friday, accusing the network of "defending Antifa" after Stelter challenged a claim made by Carlson regarding Antifa's harassment of his home.

Michelle Obama's Memoir Sells 725,000 Copies on First Day

Breitbart News - Sat, 11/17/2018 - 20:27
Former first lady Michelle Obama's memoir, Becoming, sold 725,000 copies on its first day on the market, making it the biggest opening for a book in 2018 under publishing company Penguin Random House.

Jemele Hill Stands by Claim That Trump Is a 'White Supremacist' During 'Late Show' Appearance

Breitbart News - Sat, 11/17/2018 - 19:23
Former ESPN host and current Atlantic writer Jemele Hill doubled down on her accusation that President Donald Trump is a "white supremacist," in a visit with left-wing Late Show host Stephen Colbert.

Michael Avenatti Law Firm Evicted from CA Office for Skipping $213,000 in Rent

Breitbart News - Sat, 11/17/2018 - 18:59
A judge affirmed his order Friday to evict Michael Avenatti's law firm from a California office building for skipping out on $213,000 in rent over four months.

Joy Reid: 'Interesting' that Pelosi and Clyburn Get Challenges and Hoyer Doesn't

Breitbart News - Sat, 11/17/2018 - 18:40
On Saturday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “AM Joy,” host Joy Reid said it’s “interesting” that House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and House Assistant Democratic Leader James Clyburn (D-SC) face challenges to their candidacies for House Democratic leadership posts, while House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) doesn’t, and “the African-American guy and the woman get challengers, and everyone’s saying they’ve got to go in order to save the party’s soul.” MSNBC Contributor and the Root Politics Editor Jason Johnson speculated that the talk about Representative Marcia Fudge (D-OH) challenging Pelosi for the speakership might be Clyburn “asking her to step forward and challenge Nancy Pelosi so Pelosi will come and support him. Because he’s got a real challenger. I think there’s a lot going on behind the scenes here.” Reid asked, “I wonder why people don’t look at Steny Hoyer, who’s one year older than Nancy Pelosi, who’s been there as long as she has. They were elected the same year. Why is it Nancy Pelosi that’s the focus, and not someone like Hoyer or Clyburn who’ve both been around a long time too?” Towards the end of the segment, Johnson re-iterated that Clyburn is facing a serious challenge in his leadership

Rhodes: House Dems Should Investigate What Trump Knew About Khashoggi and When

Breitbart News - Sat, 11/17/2018 - 18:40
On Saturday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Up,” MSNBC Contributor and former Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes stated House Democrats should investigate whether the White House knew that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was responsible for the murder of Washington Post writer Jamal Khashoggi and lied about it, and why the White House is “covering up for the Saudi murder of a dissident in a third country?” Rhodes said, “I think what’s very important here, and one of the things I want to know about is, what did Trump know and when did he know it? Because the US intelligence community…Saudi Arabia is something that they follow very closely. And so, the idea that something like this would happen without our intelligence agencies knowing something about what happened, I always thought was very unlikely. And so, what we’ve seen over the last few weeks is Trump kind of trying to get through this, and trying to avoid blaming Mohammed bin Salman, this person who he’s held in a full embrace since the beginning of his presidency. He’s acted almost like the defense attorney for Mohammed bin Salman, trying to figure out what the cover story is today.” He continued, “And they just felt like

Brexiteer Predicts No Confidence Could Start Monday, Says May's Deal Will Force Britons into 'Serfdom'

Breitbart News - Sat, 11/17/2018 - 18:14
Nadine Dorries predicts that the process for a no-confidence vote in Theresa May could start Monday, warning the current Brexit deal would force Britons into "serfdom."

Pop Star Zayn Malik Leaves Islam: ‘I Don’t Believe Any of It’

Breitbart News - Sat, 11/17/2018 - 17:53
Former One Direction member and pop superstar Zayn Malik revealed he is no longer a practicing Muslim, principally because he does not believe in the teachings of Islamic theology.

Actress Emma Thompson Reveals the Sex Book She Wrote for Her Daughter

Breitbart News - Sat, 11/17/2018 - 17:33
Actress Emma Thompson revealed in a recent interview that she wrote a book about sex for her now-18-year-old daughter Gaia Romilly Wise, humorously referring to the deed as "shavoom."

Brooks: Both Extremes in WH-Acosta Press Pass Fight Are Wrong

Breitbart News - Sat, 11/17/2018 - 17:24
On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,” New York Times columnist David Brooks discussed the lawsuit over the revocation of CNN Chief White House Correspondent Jim Acosta’s press pass and argued that both the White House’s position and “The other extreme, that anybody should have complete access,” are both incorrect. Brooks stated, “[T]here’s just such a vast middle here. The White House is — their argument was clearly ridiculous, that they can totally control, when they’re just doing a public service, they’re part of a public servant. On the other hand, if there is some complete troublemaker…who has reported — becomes a reporter, that person doesn’t get to monopolize the room. … Nobody in that White House room is well outside the bounds right now.” He concluded, “And so, the one extreme, which was the White House position, is clearly wrong. The other extreme, that anybody should have complete access, that is also wrong. It’s just a question of discretion.” Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett

Brooks: Court Ruling on Acosta's Press Pass 'Basically a Win for Civility'

Breitbart News - Sat, 11/17/2018 - 17:24
On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,” New York Times columnist David Brooks stated that the court ruling that the White House must give back CNN Chief White House Correspondent Jim Acosta’s press pass “is basically a win for civility.” Brooks stated, “You know, when you have grownups behaving like grownups, you don’t need to have these big confrontations. … But then you get one person in the room who breaks all the norms, and, in this case, it’s the president, and then the other people, in order to be heard, have to get a little ruder. And then it just escalates. And because it’s America, it has to go to a law — and have somebody sue each other. And so, what Acosta did was marginally rude, I think only marginally, but given the atmosphere that Trump has set, well within the bounds of what is now the normal.” He continued, “What — the White House overreacted. So I think this is basically a win for civility. It’s just sad that we have to be in a case where people are shouting at each other in this way.” Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett

Washington State Police Chief Vows Zero Enforcement of Newly Passed Gun Controls

Breitbart News - Sat, 11/17/2018 - 17:18
Police Chief Loren Culp of Republic, Washington, says the gun controls in the newly passed Initiative 1639 will not be enforced in his county.

Trump to Visit California Fire Scene as Death Toll Rises

The Stream - Sat, 11/17/2018 - 17:07

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) -- President Donald Trump heads to Northern California on Saturday to see firsthand the grief and devastation from the deadliest U.S. wildfire in a century, as confusion continued over how many people remain unaccounted for.

Authorities confirmed a new death toll of 71 and say they are trying to locate 1,011 people even as they stressed that not all are believed missing.

California’s outgoing and incoming governors, both Democrats and vocal critics of Trump, planned to join the president Saturday. Gov. Jerry Brown and Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom welcomed Trump’s visit, declaring it’s time “to pull together for the people of California.”

The blaze that started Nov. 8 all but razed the town of Paradise, population 27,000, and heavily damaged the outlying communities of Magalia and Concow. It destroyed more than 9,800 homes and at its height displaced 52,000 people.

Details of Trump’s itinerary had not been released late Friday.

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More than 5,500 fire personnel were battling the blaze that covered 228 square miles (590 square kilometers) and was 50 percent contained officials said.

Firefighters were racing against time with a red flag warning issued for Saturday night into Sunday, including winds up to 50 mph and low humidity. Rain was forecast for mid-week, which could help firefighters but also complicate the challenging search for remains.

“It’s a disheartening situation,” Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea told a news conference Friday. “As much as I wish we could get through this before the rains come, I don’t know if that’s possible.”

The number of people unaccounted for grew to more than 1,000 on Friday. But Honea acknowledged the list was “dynamic” and could easily contain duplicate names and unreliable spellings of names.

The roster probably includes some who fled the blaze and do not realize they’ve been reported missing, he said.

“We are still receiving calls. We’re still reviewing emails,” Honea said. “This is a massive undertaking. We have hundreds and hundreds of people working on this.”

Families searching for loved ones have scoured shelters and social media and say they understand the chaos of the situation, But the wait for information is agonizing.

For one family, good news arrived by telephone.

Monica Whipple said Friday she was boarding a plane back to North Carolina from Northern California when she got a call two days ago that her mother, Donna Price, had been found alive. Price had been presumed missing but was tracked down at a shelter.

“It was so crazy, I started crying in front of everybody,” Whipple said. “She’s doing OK.”

For too many others, the wait to learn a loved one’s fate has ended with bad news.

Sol Bechtold searched for his 75-year-old mother, Caddy, posting flyers of her on bulletin boards and searching for her in shelters.

On Thursday, Bechtold went to the Butte County Sheriff to provide DNA samples. As he was driving back to his home in Pleasanton, California, he got a call from an officer with the coroner’s unit of the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office and was told his mother’s remains were found in her home in the community of Magalia. The home had burned down to its concrete foundation.

“It’s hard to realize your mother is gone,” Bechtold said.

Family members remembered her personality, her wonderful heart and great smile, he said. She raised four children.

“It’s been a pretty emotional 24 hours. Lots of tears,” he said.

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Associated Press writers Kathleen Ronayne in Chico and Jocelyn Gecker, Janie Har and Olga Rodriguez in San Francisco contributed to this report.

 

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Finding Our Identity in Christ

The Stream - Sat, 11/17/2018 - 17:00

How do we find our identity to know who we are? You know, where do we fit in? I think the best way to find our identity is to know who we are in Christ. We’re a uniquely designed part of his body, his purpose, his will. And you’ve been designed to fulfill a purpose.

 

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