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Estonia Backs Orban on Need for Walls as Pope Francis Demands Baltics Open the Borders

Breitbart News - Sun, 09/23/2018 - 15:51
While Pope Francis demanded the tiny Baltic nations open up to mass migration Saturday, Estonia said it backs Viktor Orbán over the need to seal European borders against the third world influx.

Man Carrying a Taser Arrested at Buckingham Palace

Breitbart News - Sun, 09/23/2018 - 15:25
A man has been arrested Sunday afternoon outside of Buckingham Palace on suspicion of carrying a taser.

Graham: Ford’s Testimony Won’t Change My Vote -- 'Unless There’s Something More'

Breitbart News - Sun, 09/23/2018 - 15:08
On this weekend’s broadcast of “Fox News Sunday,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said the testimony of Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser, Christine Blasey Ford would not change his mind, but he added that caveat that “unless there’s something more.” When asked if there “is anything Ford could say” that would change his vote for Kavanaugh, Graham said, “I want to listen to her, but I’m being honest with you and everybody else. What do you expect me to do? You can’t bring it in a criminal court. You would never sue civilly. You couldn’t even get a warrant. What am I supposed to do? Go ahead and ruin this guy’s life based on an accusation? I don’t know when it happened, I don’t know where it happened, and everybody named in regard to being there said it didn’t happen.” He continued, “Unless there’s something more, no I’m not going to ruin Judge Kavanaugh’s life over this. But she should come forward. She should have her say. She will be respectfully treated.” He added, “I‘m not going to play and game here and tell you this will wipe out his entire life. Because if nothing changes, it won’t with me.” Follow Pam Key

Former ESPN Host Jemele Hill to Narrate LeBron James' 'Shut Up and Dribble' Documentary

Breitbart News - Sun, 09/23/2018 - 14:59
Former ESPN reporter Jemele Hill wasn't unemployed long. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Hill, who recently left ESPN after 12 years, will narrate LeBron James' upcoming Showtime series, "Shut up and Dribble," which debuts in November.

Chris Matthews: GOP Has an 'I Love Lucy'-Era Thinking of Women

Breitbart News - Sun, 09/23/2018 - 14:58
Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” MSNBC host Chris Matthews said the way the Republican Party has handled Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations against Judge Brett Kavanaugh showed an “I Love Lucy”-era in thinking of women. Matthews said, “There’s something in the Republican conversation last week that was different than that, there’s sort of an ‘I Love Lucy’-era in thinking of women and the way they’re portrayed by it. Plow through it, no, it’s a person. I like the way Nikki Haley, when someone called her confused she said I don’t get confused. I think the fact that women are confused or mistaken as Orrin Hatch put it is really a problem for the Republicans with women. Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN

Sen Murray: There Could Be an Investigation in Maryland If Kavanaugh Was On the Court

Breitbart News - Sun, 09/23/2018 - 14:56
Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) said there could be an investigation in Maryland of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations even if Supreme Court associate justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Supreme Court. Murray said, “I understand there could be allegations filed in Maryland still on this if he was on the court. So it’s important that we get this right.” She added, “Here’s what I do know, if the Senate plows through this, if it’s a hiccup, if they don’t do it right, there will be a tremendous backlash again.” Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN

Peak Davos: BlackRock Prepares to Launch Biggest, Most Globalist, Most Europhile Fund Evah

Breitbart News - Sun, 09/23/2018 - 14:49
BlackRock -- the dubious investment firm which pays ex-UK Chancellor George Osborne £650,000 a year for one day week, for no obvious reason other than his contacts book -- is set to launch the world's biggest, most rampantly Europhile, and arguably most dangerous investment fund.

Haley: ‘We Shouldn’t Second-Guess’ Kavanaugh’s Accuser

Breitbart News - Sun, 09/23/2018 - 14:14
Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union.” U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley said Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct, should not be second-guessed. Haley said, “Every accuser always deserves the right to be heard. At the same time, I think the accused deserves to be heard. I think that’s going to happen, which is great. The Senate has a huge responsibility here. They have to make sure it’s fair. They have to make sure it’s responsible. And they have to take the politics out.” She added, “Accusers go through a lot of trauma. Some handle it one way, and some handle it another way. Regardless, It’s not something we want to do to blame the accuser or try and second guess the accuser. We don’t know the situation she was going through 35 years ago. We don’t know the circumstances.” Haley was responding to a question about President Donald Trump’s tweet. I have no doubt that, if the attack on Dr. Ford was as bad as she says, charges would have been immediately filed with local Law Enforcement Authorities by either her or her loving parents. I ask that she bring those filings forward so that we

Swedish Populists Win So Many Seats They Have Difficulty Filling Them

Breitbart News - Sun, 09/23/2018 - 14:11
The populist Sweden Democrats won so many votes in the country's recent elections that they won more seats in local governments than they had candidates to fill them.

Hirono: There May Be an Investigation of Kavanaugh if He Is Confirmed

Breitbart News - Sun, 09/23/2018 - 13:56
Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) said there may be an investigation of Brett Kavanaugh over Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations even if he is confirmed to the Supreme Court. Hirono said, “Frankly I have such concerns about this person getting to the Supreme Court. Maryland has eliminated the Statutes of limitations for kidnapping and for sexual assault of a minor and I think that is still out there. And so there may be an investigation along those lines. I think this is a situation that will not go away.” Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN

Durbin: Republican Senators Have 'Assured' Us They Will Consider Ford's Testimony

Breitbart News - Sun, 09/23/2018 - 13:53
Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) told viewers that Republican senators have assured their Democratic colleagues they will take into account the testimony of professor Christine Blasey Ford. Ford as accused Supreme Court associate justice nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct. Durbin said “In this circumstance to have a categorical denial by Kavanaugh and an assertion by Dr. Ford that really is extremely serious as far as I’m concerned, even though it was 35 years ago, to have that situation. Members on the committee on both sides want to be fair, at least I hope they do, want to be fair to both. I have Republican senators who have reached out to Democratic senators and assured them that they are looking to this to kind of a determination of how their final vote will be cast.” He added, “Just remember, this Senate Judiciary Committee, the conversation is 11 Republicans, 10 Democrats. If one Republican senator should decide that Dr. Ford’s allegations, assertions, are true and that they are serious, it could make a big difference in the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh.” Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN

Swiss Region Votes Overwhelmingly for Burqa Ban

Breitbart News - Sun, 09/23/2018 - 13:31
Geneva (AFP) -- A second Swiss canton will introduce a regional "burqa ban", after voters in St. Gallen overwhelmingly voted Sunday to prohibit all face-covering garments in public spaces.

Dana Rohrabacher Backs Brett Kavanaugh; Left Outraged

Breitbart News - Sun, 09/23/2018 - 12:58
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) backed Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh last weekend -- and the left is outraged.

Delingpole: He Did Build That! Obama Caused the 2008 Banking Crash

Breitbart News - Sun, 09/23/2018 - 12:48
As we remember the tenth anniversary of the 2008 banking crash which led to the Great Recession, let us not neglect to give credit to the man who, almost more than anyone, made the disaster possible.

Stream Splashes: September 16-22 in Review

The Stream - Sun, 09/23/2018 - 12:00

Every week, The Stream rounds up some highlights from the recent news. We call these our "splashes": everything from insightful commentary on the week's big events to small inspiring stories you may have missed.

 

It's Not Kavanaugh. It's Roe.

Jennifer Hartline It's Not Kavanaugh. It's Roe.

I do not know if Brett Kavanaugh is guilty of what he's accused of doing when he was a teenager. His innocence or guilt is a separate matter.

What I do know is that the anti-Kavanaughs -- i.e. the Left, the Democrats -- could not care less whether he's innocent or guilty. They do not care what he may have done as an intoxicated teen. Nor are they racing to defend the honor of Ms. Ford.

This is about abortion.

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With the Church in Crisis, Let's Recover the Ember Days Fasts

Jay Richards With the Church in Crisis, Let's Recover the Ember Days Fasts

On August 18th, Madison, Wisconsin Bishop Robert Morlino wrote a powerful letter decrying "all the sins of sexual depravity committed by members of the clergy and episcopacy." He pledged to offer a public Mass of Reparation, which was held on the 14th. He also said he would be keeping the traditional Ember Days fasts near the end of September (starting Wednesday, the 19th), and invited the Catholic faithful in his diocese to do the same.

If you heard about this, you probably thought: Ember what? Even though I'm working on a book on fasting, I first learned about these fasts only a few months ago.

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‘Unplanned’: Major Movie on Planned Parenthood Clinic Director Turned Pro-Life Activist Coming Soon

Josh Shepherd ‘Unplanned’: Major Movie on Planned Parenthood Clinic Director Turned Pro-Life Activist Coming Soon

This week, producers of the upcoming film Unplanned announced principal photography on the long-rumored Abby Johnson biopic has been completed. With a cast including Ashley Bratcher (War Room), Robia Scott (CSI) and Emma Roberts (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay), Unplanned has been slated for release on March 22, 2019.

Midway through shooting in May, filmmakers invited The Stream to Stillwater, Oklahoma, for interviews with the actors and their real-life counterparts.

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Ready for Some Good News?

Mark Hendrickson Ready for Some Good News?

We are constantly bombarded with bad news. There are disasters, dangers, challenges and woes. On the political scene, we find perpetual discord peppered with lurid denunciations and shrill condemnations. Media reports are alternately dismaying, disappointing, distressing, disgusting, or depressing. But despair not, friends: All is not lost!

Here let me serve you a heaping helping of good news: The world is more prosperous and more peaceful than it has ever been before.

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Swiss-Flagged Cargo Ship Attacked by Pirates off Nigeria's Coast, 12 Crew Kidnapped

Breitbart News - Sun, 09/23/2018 - 11:24
BERLIN (AP) - A Swiss shipping company says that a bulk carrier has been attacked by pirates off Nigeria's coast and 12 of its 19 crew members have been kidnapped.

Kavanaugh Bombshell: Female Classmate Ford Claims Was at Party Denies Being There

The Stream - Sun, 09/23/2018 - 11:23

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and a woman accusing him of sexually assaulting her decades ago (all times local):

12:10 a.m.

The lawyer for a woman who Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser has said attended the 1980s party at which he allegedly molested her has told Senate Republican investigators that the woman doesn’t recall such a gathering or know the Supreme Court nominee.

The Washington Post reports Saturday that Christine Blasey Ford told them that Leland Keyser was at that high school party.

A GOP Judiciary Committee investigator contacted Keyser last Tuesday, saying Keyser had been “identified” as attending that party and wanted to talk to her. Committee spokesman Taylor Foy said Keyser’s name “came up” in its investigation.

But in an email late Saturday, Keyser attorney Howard Walsh told the committee she “does not know Mr. Kavanaugh and she has no recollection” of ever attending a gathering with Kavanaugh.

That response seemed a setback to Ford supporters’ efforts to corroborate her claim.

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7:55 p.m.

A tentative agreement has been reached for the Senate Judiciary Committee to hear testimony Thursday from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman accusing him of sexual assault from decades ago.

That’s according to a person briefed on the matter who isn’t authorized to discuss it by name.

The person says that lawyers for Christine Blasey Ford and bipartisan representatives of the committee came to the tentative agreement Saturday. Other terms of the public hearing will be negotiated Sunday.

The tentative accord could close days of brinkmanship over whether Ford would testify.

Ford alleges Kavanaugh assaulted her at a party when they were teens. Now an appeals court judge, Kavanaugh denies the allegations. He has said he wants to testify as soon as possible to clear his name.

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5:20 p.m.

Lawyers for the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of a decades-old sexual assault say she has accepted a Senate committee’s request to tell her side next week.

But they want to resume negotiations over the exact terms of her appearance. It’s not immediately clear whether the Republican-run Senate Judiciary Committee will agree to more talks.

Also unclear is what day she might come to Capitol Hill and whether she’s offering to speak in a public session or a private one.

Her lawyers’ letter to the committee’s GOP majority was released just at Saturday deadline set by the chairman, Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley.

As Republicans considered their next move in private talks, they also made it clear they viewed Ford’s offer as a way to delay voting on President Donald Trump’s pick for the court.

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3:20 p.m.

The White House is casting doubt on the willingness of a college professor to speak publicly about her sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

Attorneys for Christine Blasey Ford told the Senate Judiciary Committee she would be willing to appear next week. But they want to set up a time later Saturday to keep discussing the terms of her appearance.

A senior White House official deemed it a stalling tactic and an effort to “push off” the confirmation vote.

The official claimed it was a “clever way” to continue negotiations “without committing to anything.”

The official was not authorized to speak publicly about ongoing negotiations and spoke on condition of anonymity.

The White House response shows a fresh willingness to attack Ford, coming after a series of critical comments from President Donald Trump the day before about her credibility.

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2:50 p.m.

Lawyers for the woman who’s accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of a sexual assault decades ago when they were teenagers say they’ve accepted the Senate Judiciary Committee’s request for her to tell her story.

But attorneys for Christine Blasey Ford say in a letter to the committee’s Republican majority that they want to set up a time later Saturday to keep discussing terms of Ford’s appearance.

The letter says Ford “accepts” the committee’s request that in the coming week she would “provide her first-hand knowledge of Brett Kavanaugh’s sexual misconduct.”

The lawyers say they are “hopeful that we can reach agreement on details” of Ford’s appearance.

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12:10 p.m.

Vice President Mike Pence calls Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh “a man of integrity with impeccable credentials.”

Pence tells a gathering of evangelical activists in Washington that the appeals court judge’s record and career deserve “the respect of every member of the United States Senate.”

The vice president says the way that some Democrats have conducted themselves during the confirmation process “is a disgrace and a disservice to the Senate and the American people.”

Pence also says that he and President Donald Trump are confident that Republicans will handle that process “with the utmost respect for all concerned.” Pence says he believes Kavanaugh will soon join the high court.

Pence made no reference to Christine Blasey Ford, whose accusations about Kavanaugh’s behavior 35 years ago have roiled the confirmation.

 

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100 Years Ago, US Fought Its Deadliest Battle

The Stream - Sun, 09/23/2018 - 11:00

PARIS (AP) -- It was America’s deadliest battle ever, with 26,000 U.S. soldiers killed, tens of thousands wounded and more ammunition fired than in the whole of the Civil War. The Meuse-Argonne offensive of 1918 was also a great American victory that helped bringing an end to World War 1.

A remembrance ceremony will take place on Sunday afternoon in the Meuse-Argonne cemetery, which is surrounded by green fields and forests in Romagne-sous-Montfaucon, a village in northeastern France. More than 14,000 graves will be lit with candles to honor those buried there.

Early Sunday, volunteers began reading the soldiers’ names aloud, while others were in charge of placing candles on all the crosses. Covering 52 hectares (130 acres), Meuse-Argonne is the largest American cemetery in Europe.

William M. Matz, secretary of the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) that maintains the site, told The Associated Press that this piece of history must be retold to younger generations.

“I think it’s important for their teachers, their parents to bring them to these beautiful sites, let them walk through the rose of crosses, let them look at the walls of remembrance, let them go into the cemetery chapels and let them learn the history of what these men did 100 years ago,” he said.

“It’s because of their brave deeds, their acts of valor and courage and commitment … that these young folks are able to live and enjoy the life that they’re living,” he added.

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During seven weeks of combat, 1.2 million American troops led by Gen. John J. Pershing fought to advance on the entrenched positions held by about 450,000 Germans in the Verdun region.

The offensive that started on Sept. 26, 1918, was one of several simultaneous Allied attacks that brought the war which started in 1914 to an end, leading the Germans to retreat and sign the armistice on November 11.

Pershing said “the success stands out as one of the very great achievements in the history of American arms.”

At the cemetery, eight wide grave sections with long regular rows of crosses stretch between the trees on the gentle slopes of a hill. On top is a chapel where the names of 954 missing American soldiers, whose bodies were never found or identified, are engraved.

 

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Pope Warns Lithuanians to Guard Against Anti-Semitism

Breitbart News - Sun, 09/23/2018 - 10:41
KAUNAS, Lithuania — Pope Francis warned Sunday against any rebirth of the “pernicious” anti-Semitic attitudes that fueled the Holocaust as he marked the annual remembrance for Lithuania’s centuries-old Jewish community that was nearly wiped out during World War II.

Theresa May’s Aides ‘Plotting’ General Election by November to ‘Save Brexit'

Breitbart News - Sun, 09/23/2018 - 10:33
Theresa May’s aides have begun contingency planning for a snap election in November to save her job and stop Brexit being blocked in parliament. 

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