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Sen. Jeff Flake douses speculation he’ll run for president in 2020

Nov 20, 2018 — News on the Net

U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake dampened speculation about his presidential ambitions on Sunday, saying he didn’t think he would be the conservative candidate he wants to challenge President Donald Trump in 2020.

Speaking on CNN’s “State of the Union,” the retiring Arizona Republican said he still thinks someone should contest the GOP nomination, but there are better options.—MORE…

PRESIDENT TRUMP to Hold TWO RALLIES in Mississippi on Monday, November 26

Nov 20, 2018 — News on the Net

The Trump campaign announced on Monday they will hold TWO political rallies next Monday for Republican candidate Cindy Hyde-Smith

Democrats are hoping to smear Cindy Hyde-Smith before the runoff election next Tuesday, November 27th.

They hope to use the same tactics that allowed them to win so many additional races after election day this past week.—More…

White House officials sent Acosta a letter stating they made a “preliminary decision” to suspend his

Nov 20, 2018 — News on the Net

White House will suspend CNN reporter Jim Acosta again, according to a report by CNN’s Brian Stelter.

Stelter writes:

If you thought the Trump administration would seek to settle CNN and Jim Acosta’s lawsuit out of court… think again.

After CNN won a temporary restraining order on Friday, forcing the White House to restore his press pass for 14 days, White House officials sent Acosta a letter stating that his pass is set to be suspended again once the restraining order expires.—More…

Proud Boys classified by FBI as ‘extremist group’ with ties to white nationalism: report

Nov 19, 2018 — News on the Net

The FBI has been classifying the Proud Boys as an extremist group since at least this past summer, according to a law enforcement official in Washington state.

“The FBI categorizes the Proud Boys to be an extremist group with ties to white nationalism,” wrote Commander Michael McCabe, author of the document that was completed Aug. 10.—More…

Republicans had a secret weapon in the Florida recount fight

Nov 19, 2018 — News on the Net

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Jessica Furst Johnson was supposed to fly from Washington to Orlando this week for a post-election Walt Disney World vacation with her husband and their two small children.

Instead, Johnson, the 37-year-old general counsel to the National Republican Senatorial Committee, found herself in Tallahassee, quarterbacking the GOP’s legal response to the two-recount Senate contest between the Democratic incumbent, Bill Nelson, and Gov. Rick Scott, his Republican challenger.—MORE…


Nov 19, 2018 — News on the Net

Conservative Republicans in the House of Representatives on Friday demanded that LGBT-friendly language be removed from the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA) before it’s ratified by Congress.

The language became part of the trade agreement at the insistence of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who wanted the final treaty to include commitments to social policies on gender equality, labor rights, climate change and LGBT rights.—More…

Facebook investors call on Mark Zuckerberg to resign as chairman following damaging report

Nov 17, 2018 — News on the Net

Facebook investors have called on the company’s chief executive Mark Zuckerberg to step down as chairman, following reports that the company hired a public relations firm to smear its critics by drawing links to George Soros.

The attack on Mr Zuckerberg is set to complicate the daunting challenge facing Sir Nick Clegg, Facebook’s new global head of policy and communications, who joined last month and has been asked to conduct a review of Facebook’s use of lobbying firms. —More…

MARCO RUBIO BOMBSHELL: Democrats Planned Voter Fraud Day After Midterm Election—And There’s P

Nov 16, 2018 — News on the Net

Marco Rubio has been leading the charge against Democrat Party voter manufacturing and voter fraud in the state of Florida.

Rubio called out Broward County two days after the election after the corrupt Democrat elections officials manufactured over 80,000 new ballots after Election Day.—More….

President Trump Press Briefing as Judge Orders White House Return CNN Jim Acosta Press

Nov 16, 2018 — News on the Net

Betsy DeVos Wants New Regulations That Protect Students Accused Of Sexual Assault And Their Schools

Nov 16, 2018 — News on the Net

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Friday released new proposed regulations on how schools should handle sexual assault that will give more benefit of doubt to the accused and walk back Obama-era directives that critics said were unfair to men.

The proposals, which would affect the way schools must interpret the federal Title IX gender equity law, were months in the making and contained some major surprises, including a new requirement that colleges conduct live hearings for sexual assault cases.—More…

Abrams preparing new challenge in Georgia race

Nov 16, 2018 — News on the Net

ATLANTA (AP) — Stacey Abrams’ campaign is preparing an unprecedented legal challenge in the unresolved Georgia governor’s race that could leave the state’s Supreme Court deciding whether to force another round of voting.

The Democrat’s longshot strategy relies on a statute that’s never been used in such a high-stakes contest. It is being discussed as Georgia elections officials appear to be on the cusp of certifying Republican Brian Kemp as the winner of a bitterly fought campaign that’s been marred by charges of electoral malfeasance.—More….

Ruling expected in CNN White House credentials case

Nov 16, 2018 — News on the Net

WASHINGTON (AP) — A judge is expected to announce Friday whether he will order the Trump administration to return the White House press credentials of CNN reporter Jim Acosta.

U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Kelly, an appointee of President Donald Trump, has set a hearing for Friday morning to announce his decision. —More…

California GOP ponders way forward after stunning losses

Nov 16, 2018 — News on the Net

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a speech to fellow Republicans in May, U.S. Rep. Mimi Walters issued an ominous warning about the coming election — California Democrats, she said, were “coming for all of us.”

She was right.

The congresswoman’s stunning defeat Thursday in the heart of Orange County, once a nationally known Republican stronghold, extended a Democratic rout that has seen five GOP-held House seats fall in the state, with another one threatened.—More….

Fire refugees camp in Walmart parking lot amid uncertainty

Nov 16, 2018 — News on the Net

CHICO, Calif. (AP) — Fire refugee Anna Goodnight sat on an overturned shopping cart Thursday in a Walmart parking lot as she ate scrambled eggs and tater tots while her husband drank a Budweiser.

The couple was trying to put a good face on a weeklong ordeal that left them uncertain of the fate of their home and now had them camping next to the store with hundreds of others forced to flee from a deadly Northern California wildfire . But William Goodnight finally lost it and began to cry.—More…

ABC, NBC Refuse to Announce DeSantis as Winner of Florida Governorship

Nov 16, 2018 — News on the Net

The mandatory machine recount in Florida wrapped up Thursday to the joy of Congressman Ron DeSantis as he unofficially became governor-elect. DeSantis won by 0.4 percent over Democratic Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum. In spite of these facts, broadcast networks ABC and NBC, along with Spanish-language networks Telemundo and Univision, all refused to report DeSantis’s victory during their evening news programs.

Both ABC and NBC reported on the ongoing drama in the Florida recount, but they chose to focus only on the Senate race between current Republican Governor Rick Scott and incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson.—More…

Ron DeSantis is Florida’s next governor. Margin barely budges after machine recount

Nov 16, 2018 — News on the Net

Nine days after Election Day, and one machine recount later, it is all but official: Ron DeSantis is Florida’s next governor.

The results of the statewide machine recount, which rolled by the Thursday 3 p.m. deadline, solidified what most already knew, as DeSantis has already busied himself with transitioning to power and creating a new government.—MORE….

President Reagan Reacting to a Balloon Popping 2 Months After He Was Shot

Nov 16, 2018 — News on the Net

Check out President Reagan’s reaction to a balloon popping a mere 2 months after his attempted assassination. This occurred during a speech he was giving in West Berlin, Germany in 1981.

(H/T—Twisted Swifter)

Florida Dem Officials Sent Out Altered State Forms to Obtain More Votes After Election Day

Nov 16, 2018 — News on the Net

Florida Democratic officials intentionally sent false information to voters in a last-minute attempt to drive up the number of absentee ballots for Sen. Bill Nelson (D.) in his tight race for reelection.

USA Today’s Florida network obtained an email showing Florida Democrats engaged in a statewide effort “to give voters the altered forms to fix improper absentee ballots after the Nov. 5 deadline.” Those altered forms gave voters a false deadline to send in their absentee ballots, in the hopes a judge would allow those ballots to be counted.—More…

Top Dem Donors to Receive Closed-Door Briefing from Adam Schiff

Nov 16, 2018 — News on the Net

Democratic congressman Adam Schiff, the soon-to-be chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, will give an exclusive closed-door briefing to members of the liberal Democracy Alliance donors club on Friday morning.

Schiff will brief partners of the secretive dark money group as part of its annual fall meeting, which this year is taking place just blocks from the White House in downtown Washington, D.C. The briefing, like the rest of the events at the secretive three day conference, is closed to the press, and open to only Democracy Alliance partners, who are each obligated to give at least $200,000 a year to approved liberal groups, according to a copy of the conference agenda obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.—More…