Tuesday Top Headlines

by Media Editors: Brett Kavanaugh denies sexual misconduct in candid interview: “I know I’m telling the truth” (Fox News)

Mitch McConnell: Kavanaugh will receive a vote in the Senate (The Washington Free Beacon)

Backpedaling? Christine Blasey Ford’s lawyer sends a letter to Senate Judiciary Committee chairman with grave concerns (Townhall)

Future attorneys of America: Yale Law School cancels classes so students can protest Kavanaugh (The Daily Wire)

Midterm buoy? Republican Party favorability highest in seven years (Gallup)

White House: Rod Rosenstein and President Trump will meet on Thursday (The Washington Free Beacon)

U.S. warns Russia against selling missile system to Syria (National Review)

Pentagon fears losing race for 5G to China (The Hill)

Trump secures first trade deal — with South Korea — hailing it as “historic milestone” (CNS News)

“Here with a bang”: Trump touts North Korea progress, seizes initiative at UN General Assembly (The Washington Times)

U.S. approval of $330 million military sale to Taiwan draws China’s ire (Reuters)

FBI: Crime rate fell in 2017, after two years of gains in the violent-crime rate (USA Today)

BLS: Americans spent more on taxes than on food and clothing combined in 2017 (CNS News)

Repealing SALT deduction cap would largely benefit the wealthy (The Hill)

Nation’s largest jail system to host voter registration event for “justice-involved” inmates (The Daily Wire)

The Left is hoping to eliminate steak, hamburgers, and bacon (PJ Media)

Humor: God checks Twitter, immediately bumps up date for Apocalypse (The Babylon Bee)

Policy: Why states are leaving Common Core in droves (The Daily Signal)

Policy: American farmers don’t need subsidies (Real Clear Policy)

~The Patriot Post

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Judge Pirro Slams dummycrats-Dems Handling of Kavanaugh Allegation

by rickwells.us

{ rickwells.us } ~ Judge Jeanine Pirro delivered a resounding rebuke of Christine Blasey Ford and her defenders Saturday… saying in effect that their disdain and disregard for basic jurisprudence threaten to undermine America’s entire justice system. She began her rant by noting that the justice system is based on these fundamental principles: Every accused party has a right to due process, a right to a speedy trial, a right to have no charges/warrants filed without probable cause, a right to a trial by jury, a right to confront his/her accuser and a right to the presumption of innocence. The problem is that Ford and her liberal dummycrats-Democrat sycophants want to abandon these fundamental principles, as evidenced by their outlandish demands, including that she allowed to testify after Kavanaugh and that she not be questioned by his attorneys. Were these requests approved, they would undermine America’s longstanding judicial process…  https://rickwells.us/judge-pirro-democrats-allegation/

VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNBbtjwb6v4

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New Yorker Publishes Accusation Containing ZERO Evidence to Support, and 100% of Evidence To Refute

by sundance

{ theconservativetreehouse.com } ~ This is beyond bizarre. Seriously. Forget the salacious details in the story…. the construct of the story is so stunningly flawed it is jaw-dropping as presented. The New Yorker runs an article about an accusation made by a woman named Deborah Ramirez 53, about a freshman party at Yale, where she claims she was in a drunken stupor and Judge Brett Kavanaugh, then 18, pulled out his penis during a drinking game. The accuser did give the New Yorker six names to support her claim. Six witnesses Deborah Ramirez stated could substantiate her accusation. And when the New Yorker interviewed them, ALL SIX said it never happened. […] “In a statement, two of those male classmates who Ramirez alleged were involved the incident, the wife of a third male student she said was involved, and three other classmates, Dino Ewing, Louisa Garry, and Dan Murphy, disputed Ramirez’s account of events: “We were the people closest to Brett Kavanaugh during his first year at Yale. He was a roommate to some of us, and we spent a great deal of time with him, including in the dorm where this incident allegedly took place. Some of us were also friends with Debbie Ramirez during and after her time at Yale.” “We can say with confidence that if the incident Debbie alleges ever occurred, we would have seen or heard about it—and we did not. The behavior she describes would be completely out of character for Brett. In addition, some of us knew Debbie long after Yale, and she never described this incident until Brett’s Supreme Court nomination was pending. Editors from the New Yorker contacted some of us because we are the people who would know the truth, and we told them that we never saw or heard about this.”” ..https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/09/23/new-yorker-publishes-accusation-containing-zero-evidence-to-support-and-100-of-evidence-to-refute/

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Report to Congress on Status of Iran’s Nuclear Programs

by news.usni.org

{ news.usni.org } ~ Iran’s nuclear program began during the 1950s. The United States has expressed concern since the mid-1970s that Tehran might develop nuclear weapons… Iran’s construction of gas centrifuge uranium enrichment facilities is currently the main source of proliferation concern. Gas centrifuges can produce both low-enriched uranium (LEU), which can be used in nuclear power reactors, and weapons-grade highly enriched uranium (HEU), which is one of the two types of fissile material used in nuclear weapons. The United States has assessed that Tehran possesses the technological and industrial capacity to produce nuclear weapons, but has not yet mastered all of the necessary technologies for building such weapons. Whether Iran has a viable design for a nuclear weapon is unclear. A National Intelligence Estimate made public in 2007 assessed that Tehran “halted its nuclear weapons program” in 2003. The estimate, however, also assessed that Tehran is “keeping open the option to develop nuclear weapons” and that any decision to end a nuclear weapons program is “inherently reversible.” U.S. intelligence officials have reaffirmed this judgment on several occasions. Obtaining fissile material is widely regarded as the most difficult task in building nuclear weapons. As of January 2014, Iran had produced an amount of LEU containing up to 5% uranium-235 which, if further enriched, could theoretically have produced enough HEU for as many as eight nuclear weapons. Iran had also produced LEU containing nearly 20% uranium-235; the total amount of this LEU would, if it had been in the form of uranium hexafluoride and further enriched, have been sufficient for a nuclear weapon. After the Joint Plan of Action, which Tehran concluded with China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States collectively known as the “P5+1”, went into effect in January 2014, Iran either converted much of its LEU containing nearly 20% uranium-235 for use as fuel in a research reactor located in Tehran, or prepared it for that purpose. Iran has diluted the rest of that stockpile so that it contained no more than 5% uranium-235…  https://news.usni.org/2018/09/23/report-congress-status-irans-nuclear-programs?utm_source=USNI+News&utm_campaign=5a68c9da01-USNI_NEWS_DAILY&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0dd4a1450b-5a68c9da01-231491269&mc_cid=5a68c9da01&mc_eid=3999f18767

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Grassley: dummycrats-Dems Withheld Information on New Kavanaugh Allegation

by EMILY BIRNBAUM

{ thehill.com } ~ A spokesperson for Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) on Sunday night said… the panel will “attempt to evaluate” new allegations of sexual misconduct regarding Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. The spokesperson in a statement slammed dummycrats-Democrats for “withholding information” regarding the allegations. “Yet again, Senate dummycrats- Democrats actively withheld information from the rest of the Committee only to drop information at politically opportune moments,” the statement said, doubling down on his remarks that dummycrats-Democrats withheld the first allegation against Kavanaugh from Christine Blasey Ford, who went public last week. The spokesperson said the dummycrats-Democrats appear to be “more interested in a political takedown” than “pursuing allegations through a bipartisan and professional” investigation. “Of course, we will attempt to evaluate these new claims,” the statement added. Deborah Ramirez in a New Yorker report alleged that Kavanaugh exposed himself without her consent during a Yale University gathering in the 1980s, when they were both students. She said he thrusted his penis in her face, forcing her to touch it when she pushed him away… https://thehill.com/business-a-lobbying/408033-grassley-panel-will-attempt-to-evaluate-new-kavanaugh-allegations

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Destroying Kavanaugh, One Scripted Attack at a Time

by Nate Jackson: dummycrats-Democrats sure know how to script a thorough character assassination.

On Sunday, Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) announced a deal with Christine Blasey Ford to testify before the Senate this Thursday regarding allegations that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh attempted to rape her when he was a drunk 17-year-old and she was a drunk 15-year-old, approximately in 1982 (she’s not sure). Contemporaries have lined up to deny Blasey Ford’s allegation.

The Party of liar-Bill Clinton waited until that hearing had been set before launching a second accusation Sunday night. Indeed, it’s obvious now that dummycrats-Democrats delayed Blasey Ford’s testimony at least in part in order to wait for the second story to break. Sen. Dianne Fein-stein (D-CA), puppet master of this whole contemptible charade, wasted no time in demanding “an immediate postponement of any further proceedings related to the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh.” That is dummycrats-Democrats’ endgame, after all. The delays will already almost certainly keep Kavanaugh from joining the Court before the beginning of its term on Oct. 1.

Grassley has given dummycrats-Democrats everything they wanted.

The second allegation was reported by The New Yorker’s Ronan Farrow and Jane Mayer. The pair also broke Blasey Ford’s allegation without naming her, and Farrow authored the original #MeToo story blockbuster about Harvey Weinstein. Yet right off the bat, this latest scoop falls flat. For one thing, the authors don’t even get to the allegation until they tell us in the first paragraph thatdummycrats-Democrats are taking it “very seriously.”

Did someone say “collusion”? Then on Monday, Farrow said the accuser “came forward because Senatedummycrats- Democrats came looking for this claim.” You don’t say.

Deborah Ramirez, a classmate of Kavanaugh’s at Yale and a registered dummycrats-Democrat, “was at first hesitant to speak publicly, partly because her memories contained gaps because she had been drinking at the time of the alleged incident,” The New Yorker tells us. Fair enough. Hesitance doesn’t prove or disprove anything, as lots of women are afraid to report legitimate sexual assault, especially if they were too drunk to truly consent, fully function, or remember details.

But the report continues, “In her initial conversations with The New Yorker, she was reluctant to characterize Kavanaugh’s role in the alleged incident with certainty. After six days of carefully assessing her memories and consulting with her attorney [emphasis added], Ramirez said that she felt confident enough of her recollections to say that she remembers Kavanaugh had exposed himself at a drunken dormitory party, thrust his penis in her face, and caused her to touch it without her consent as she pushed him away. Ramirez is now calling for the F.B.I. to investigate Kavanaugh’s role in the incident. ‘I would think an F.B.I. investigation would be warranted,’ she said.”

As with Blasey Ford’s allegation, the FBI has no jurisdiction to investigate and has already conducted multiple, thorough background checks on Kavanaugh.

Later in the story, we learn that Ramirez admits to being “on the floor, foggy and slurring her words,” and she wasn’t even sure it was Kavanaugh, though she insists she remembers another student yelled, “Brett Kavanaugh just put his penis in Debbie’s face.” The report also cites an unidentified student who wasn’t at the party but says another student told him about an incident vaguely resembling the accusation at the time. Counter to that flimsy hearsay, “The New Yorker has not confirmed with other eyewitnesses that Kavanaugh was present at the party.” Moreover, six witnesses reached by The New Yorker — including Ramirez’s best friend — “disputed Ramirez’s account of events.”

Yes, these unbelievably glaring weaknesses appear in a story hit piece meant to ruin Kavanaugh’s career.

For his part, Kavanaugh said in a statement, “This alleged event from 35 years ago did not happen. The people who knew me then know that this did not happen, and have said so. This is a smear, plain and simple. I look forward to testifying on Thursday about the truth, and defending my good name — and the reputation for character and integrity I have spent a lifetime building — against these last-minute allegations.”

Another major point against The New Yorker — The New York Times declined to publish the story, saying (buried deep in its own Kavanaugh report after Farrow’s scoop): “The Times had interviewed several dozen people over the past week in an attempt to corroborate her story, and could find no one with firsthand knowledge. Ms. Ramirez herself contacted former Yale classmates asking if they recalled the incident and told some of them that she could not be certain Mr. Kavanaugh was the one who exposed himself.”

So to sum up, there’s as much corroboration for this story as there was for Blasey Ford’s — precisely none.

Yet dummycrats-Democrats are gleefully using these coordinated and orchestrated attacks to destroy a good man, all as his wife and daughters endure death threats. Furthermore, these fake, uncorroborated, and unsubstantiated claims, politically scripted by Fein-stein and company, undermine the credibility of legitimate claims of abuse, and thus do enormous damage to those who have actually been abused.

Thus dummycrats-Democrats leave a Category 5 wake of destruction in their crusade to destroy our republic.

~The Patriot Post

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