Michael Avenatti’s Law Practice Evicted From Offices

This guy is like Ocasio-Cortez, a continual gaffe machine. And naturally, he spread lots of bull about the situation.

Via NY Post:

Stormy Daniels’ embattled lawyer Michael Avenatti lost a last-ditch appeal Friday to block the eviction of his law practice from its California offices, according to a new report.

Avenatti — who was busted earlier this week in LA on domestic violence allegations — now needs to move out of his ocean-view suite in a Newport Beach office building after Orange County Superior Court Judge Robert J. Moss affirmed an October order that the attorney and his staff vacate the premises, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Avenatti’s longtime firm, Eagan Avenatti, had skipped four months of rent payments — totaling $213,254 — prompting the landlord, Irvine Co., to sue for eviction.

The landlord won the case last month, during a trial that Avenatti skipped, according to the report. Then, the local sheriff’s office posted a notice demanding that the firm vacate by early on Nov. 1.

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GOP Will Audit Elections Office In Arizona County That Swung Elections To Democrats

They improperly allowed early voting for some people after the time stated.

Via Daily Caller:

The Arizona Republican Party will conduct an independent audit of the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office after three statewide Republican candidates who initially led on election night saw their races swing the other way as outstanding ballots were counted.

Despite leading on election night and for some time afterward, GOP Rep. Martha McSally ultimately lost her Senate campaign to Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema. The neck-and-neck race took almost a week to call. The former Air Force pilot initially led her Democratic challenger by about 16,000 votes the day after Election Day. However, the slow count of mail-in ballots pushed Sinema into the lead and eventually handed her victory.

McSally wasn’t the only Arizona Republican who saw her lead vanish as outstanding ballots trickled in.

Republican Frank Riggs initially led Democrat Kathy Hoffman in the race for Arizona superintendent of public instruction. He went on to lose about a week later. Katie Hobbs, the Democratic candidate for Arizona Secretary of State, had been trailing Republican Steve Gaynor on Election Day, and The Associated Press went so far as to project Gaynor the winner that night. However, after several days of ballot counting, the Democratic candidate is expected to win that race.

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Watch: Trump Reveals What He’s Going To Do Next Time Acosta Misbehaves

HT: Daily Wire

Broward County Hand Recount Wraps Up More Quickly Than Expected, And It’s ‘Bad News’ For Democrats

Via Daily Wire:

According to reports from Broward County, after election officials failed to submit the results of the machine recount in time — which showed Republicans’ vote margins increasing — thus nullifying them, they managed to get through the hand recount much more quickly than Democrats hoped they would.

Mother Jones’ Pema Levy, who has been tracking the developments in Broward and Palm Beach, reported Friday that the hand recount had already wrapped up, and incumbent Democrat Sen. Bill Nelson “didn’t come close” to making up the votes he needed to try to catch up with Republican Rick Scott.

“The hand recount in Broward is over for the Senate race,” Levy tweeted. “It was a blur it went so fast. Looks like Nelson didn’t come close to making up the ground he needs.”

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Maxine Waters Threatens Betsy DeVos For Protecting Due Process Rights

We already have to pay tons to protect DeVos because of threats incited by people like Waters and Joe Kennedy.

Via Twitchy:

Maxine Waters is all fired up because Betsy DeVos is protecting the civil rights of all students.

To be fair, Maxine would throw a hissy fit if Betsey sent her a gorgeous bouquet of glowers because Trump appointed her but yeah, this outrage about protecting the due process of all students seems ridiculous.

And basically threatening Betsy seems STUPID.

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People Challenge Dem Congressman’s Call To Confiscate Guns, His Response, ‘Gov’t Has Nukes’

Because that’s a sane response? He’s going to take out Oklahoma if they don’t give up their guns?

This guy is considering a 2020 run.

Breaking: Democrat Candidate Gives Up, But Doesn’t ‘Concede’ In Hard-Fought Georgia Governor’s Race

Slapped by reality.

(Reuters) – Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams said on Friday that her Republican opponent Brian Kemp would be officially declared the victor in the race, but she said her announcement was not a concession because that would acknowledge “an action as right.”

“I acknowledge that former (Georgia) Secretary of State Brian Kemp will be certified as the victor,” Abrams told supporters in Atlanta. “But to watch an elected official who claims to represent the people in this state baldly pin his hopes for election on the suppression of the people’s democratic right to vote has been truly appalling.”

“So, let’s be clear, this is not a speech of concession, because concession means to acknowledge an action as right, true or proper,” she said.

Dem Congressman: Force Gun Owners To Get Rid Of Assault Weapons Or Face Prosecution

Here come the gun grabbers again…

Via NBC:

WASHINGTON — A Democratic congressman has proposed outlawing “military-style semiautomatic assault weapons” and forcing existing owners to sell their weapons or face prosecution, a major departure from prior gun control proposals that typically exempt existing firearms.

In a USA Today op-ed entitled “Ban assault weapons, buy them back, go after resisters,” Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., argued Thursday that prior proposals to ban assault weapons “would leave millions of assault weapons in our communities for decades to come.”

Swalwell proposes that the government should offer up to $1,000 for every weapon covered by a new ban, estimating that it would take $15 billion to buy back roughly 15 million weapons — and “criminally prosecute any who choose to defy [the buyback] by keeping their weapons.”

In the past, Democrats and gun safety groups have carefully resisted proposals that could be interpreted as “gun confiscation,” a concept gun rights groups have often invoked as part of a slippery slope argument against more modest proposals like universal background checks.

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Sarah Sanders Responds To Acosta Ruling “There Must Be Decorum At The White House”

Set up the rules, then dump him when he breaks them, which he will.

Via Daily Wire:

Sarah Sanders announced that the White House will restore CNN correspondent Jim Acosta’s hard press pass following a federal judge’s ruling on Friday that asserted that Acosta’s Fifth Amendment right to due process was violated when the White House pulled the pass.

“Today, the court made clear that there is no absolute First Amendment right to access the White House,” Sanders said in a statement. “In response to the court, we will temporarily reinstate the reporter’s hard pass. We will also further develop rules and processes to ensure fair and orderly press conferences in the future.”

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Grassley To Step Down As Judiciary Committee Chairman, Graham Positioned to Take His Place

He earned it.

Via Free Beacon:

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) is poised to lead the Senate Judiciary Committee after Sen. Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa) announced he is stepping aside from that role to become chairman of the Senate Finance Committee.

Graham would oversee judicial confirmations if he becomes Judiciary Committee chairman. Grassley said he would work for more tax relief as Finance Committee chairman, the Associated Press reports.

Graham said in September he would remember how Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation process played out if he was to become committee chairman.

“If I am chairman next year, if we keep the majority and Senator Grassley (R., Iowa) moves over–and I hope he doesn’t because I think he’s done a great job–I’m going to remember this,” Graham said.

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NARAL And Rep. Joseph Kennedy Spread Falsehood That Title IX Change Would Require Accused Abusers To Cross-Examine Victims

Both NARAL and Rep. Joseph Kennedy spread the falsehood that proposed changes from the Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos would require schools to allow the accused to cross-examine their alleged victims of sexual assault. NARAL tweeted the lie out to their 107,000+ followers, then Kennedy tweeted it out to his 700,000 followers.

But the article NARAL cited doesn’t say that at all.

Here’s what the reported change says:

So yes, it’s protecting the accused due process rights which are in many colleges not being protected now. But it is not giving the right or requiring schools to have the accused personally cross-examine the alleged victim, as NARAL and Kennedy claimed. Indeed, it says that when the alleged victim is questioned the accused can’t even be in the same room.

So either NARAL and Kennedy don’t know how to read or they are knowingly spreading false information.

And this again targets Sec. Betsy DeVos who is already under protection because of the threats from crazy leftists. So spreading more falsehoods like this is inciting people against her.

Both NARAL and Kennedy have been informed that their claims are false. They have not yet deleted their tweets.

Maine’s Bruce Poliquin Loses In Ranked-Choice Voting, Wiping Out All New England Republicans In The House

By hook or crook. Update to this story.

Via Roll Call:

Democrat Jared Golden has defeated Maine Rep. Bruce Poliquin in the nation’s first use of ranked-choice voting for a congressional race, according to state election officials.

The Democrat won just over 50 percent of the vote in the ranked-choice tabulation, meaning he’ll be the next congressman from the 2nd District unless Poliquin’s legal challenges to the voting system prevail.

A Golden win in the 2nd District, which President Donald Trump carried in 2016, mean Democrats have picked up 35 seats and wiped out all New England Republicans in the House.

Poliquin led Golden by less than a point on the first count, but since neither candidate received 50 percent of the vote, the state’s ranked-choice voting system kicked in to determine the winner.

The new system, which voters have twice approved at the ballot box, lets voters rank candidates in order of preference. If no one receives a majority, the last-place finisher is eliminated and his or her votes reallocated to the candidates whom voters ranked second. The process continues until someone secures more than 50 percent of the vote.

A federal judge on Thursday morning rejected a lawsuit from Poliquin that sought to stop the secretary of state from running the ranked-choice voting tabulation. But Poliquin’s suit had also asked the district court judge to rule ranked-choice voting unconstitutional, and in a statement after Thursday morning’s ruling, his campaign said it planned to further litigate its constitutional concerns over the voting system, even if Poliquin had won under the new system.

Poliquin reiterated that commitment in a statement after the ranked-choice tabulation resulted in a win for Golden.

“It is now officially clear I won the constitutional ‘one-person, one-vote’ first choice election on Election Day that has been used in Maine for more than one hundred years,” Poliquin said. “We will proceed with our constitutional concerns about the rank vote algorithm.”

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Batkid Saved San Francisco Five Years Ago, And His Cancer’s Been In Remission Ever Since

Update to this story.

Via USA Today:

Five years after he saved San Francisco from villainy, received cheers from a crowd of 20,000 and earned kudos from the president, Miles Scott — the Make-A-Wish recipient who, for a day, became Batkid — lives today in remission from leukemia.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation announced that Miles, now in fifth grade, enjoys life as “a typical kid” and has seen reduced signs of the blood cancer each year since he donned the cape and cowl in 2013.

After Miles, who was diagnosed with the life-threatening illness at age 1, told the foundation that he wanted to be Batman, the entire Bay Area became swept up in making the then-5-year-old’s wish come true.

Police and fire services teamed up with the San Francisco Giants to stage an adventure for Miles as he battled bad guys, rode in the Batmobile and received a key to the city. […]

Today, Miles enjoys science and robotics and plays baseball, the foundation said. He helps on his family’s farm and sold his first goat at a local fair. His mom, Natalie, contacted Make-A-Wish about volunteering to help grant wishes for other children in need.

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HT: OOO Buck

Violence Breaks Out At Tijuana Border As Migrant Caravan Arrives To Already Crowded City

Mexico for Mexicans.

Via Desert Sun:

Hundreds of people who arrived in Tijuana with the first wave of the migrant caravan planned to spend Wednesday night in a makeshift camp by the Pacific Ocean, steps from the tall border fence that separates Mexico and the United States. But those plans shifted in the evening, after local and state officials opened a temporary shelter – and about 300 local residents gathered by the encampment to demand the migrants leave the upscale Playas de Tijuana neighborhood and go to the facility.

During a confrontation that lasted more than three hours, area residents sang the Mexican national anthem and waved Mexican flags. They chanted “Mexico! Mexico!” each time a bus transporting migrants left the beach for the temporary shelter. Mostly women and children went to the shelters, while young men from the caravan said they were determined to stay together at the beach and await the estimated 2,000 more caravan members on their way to Tijuana.

Pushing, shoving, kicking and a couple of blows broke out between masses of residents and migrants, illuminated by the crescent moon and mobile light towers, set up by authorities on the beach on the U.S. side of the border. More than three dozen municipal and federal police watched, separating people and trying to prevent the situation from devolving into fistfights and chaos.

After midnight, residents assaulted journalists, injuring at least three, according to reporters on the scene.

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Bernie Sanders Unveils Stop Walmart Act

Bernie is a jobs killer.

New York (CNN Business)Fresh off a campaign to get Amazon to raise its minimum wage, Senator Bernie Sanders is now shining his progressive spotlight on Walmart.

Sanders on Thursday introduced a bill, titled the Stop Walmart Act, that would prevent large companies from buying back stock unless they pay all employees at least $15 an hour, allow workers to earn up to seven days of paid sick leave and limit CEO compensation to no more than 150 times the median pay of all staffers.

Calling Walmart the poster child for corporate greed, Sanders noted that the company made $13 billion in profits last year and paid CEO Doug McMillon more than $22 million, or 1,188 times its typical worker, who earned $19,177.

almart, which this past February raised its minimum wage to $11 an hour, said it offers competitive wages and benefits, as well as the opportunity to advance and earn higher pay.

“We have increased our starting wages by more than 50% in the last three years and currently have an average hourly total compensation of more than $17.50 an hour,” the company said in a statement. “At the same time, we’ve also added new benefits like paid time off, advanced job training, paid family leave and college for $1 a day.”

The new legislation marks a change in Sanders’ tactics for pressuring companies to raise their wages. In September, he unveiled the Stop BEZOS Act, which called for levying a tax on large companies equal to the value of the public benefits that their workers receive. A month later, Amazon announced it would raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour, starting November 1. However, it also eliminated bonuses and stock awards for hourly workers.

In a call with reporters, the independent senator from Vermont reiterated his praise of Amazon, saying that he believes every worker impacted by the change saw their overall compensation rise, with some employees seeing huge pay increases of up to 50%.

Sanders has also called out other profitable companies, including American Airlines and McDonald’s, for paying low wages.

The Walmart legislation is the latest progressive effort aimed at improving the lots of low-income and working Americans. Sanders and Rep. Ro Khanna, a California Democrat who co-sponsored both the Bezos and Walmart bills, are also looking to re-introduce legislation in January to raise the national minimum wage to $15 an hour, from the current $7.25 an hour.

The legislation stands a better chance in the newly Democratic-controlled House than in the Senate, which remains in Republican hands.

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Hillary Clinton: If Stacey Abrams ‘Had A Fair Election, She Would Have Already Won’

Setting the narrative that the GOP stole the election.

Via NRO:

Hillary Clinton said Tuesday that Democratic Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams has been unfairly kept out of office through illicit electoral practices.

“I know Stacey [Abrams] well – she was one of my really strong surrogates in the campaign. If she’d had a fair election, she already would have won,” Clinton said while receiving the Arena Award from the LBJ School of Public Affairs in Austin, Texas.

Abrams’ race against Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, the Republican gubernatorial candidate, remains officially undecided, although Kemp lead by 55,000 votes as of Wednesday.

Prominent Democrats have increasingly accused Kemp of interfering in the election through his role as secretary of state, casting his efforts to secure voter rolls as an attempt at voter suppression. Specifically, critics have cited Kemp’s October attempt to purge some 53,000 voters, whose registration information did not match existing information in state databases, from the rolls.

“If Stacey Abrams doesn’t win in Georgia, they stole it,” Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown said of Ohio said Wednesday while speaking at the National Action Network conference in Washington. “It’s clear. It’s clear. I say that publicly and it’s clear.”

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Man Who Shouted ‘Hail Hitler, Heil Trump’ At ‘Fiddler On The Roof’ Was Anti-Trump

A fact some media are burying.

Via Daily Caller:

The man who shouted “Heil Hitler! Heil Trump!” during the intermission of “Fiddler on the Roof” on Wednesday reportedly did it because he hates President Donald Trump and his supporters.

Baltimore police identified the man as 58-year-old Anthony M. Derlunas II.

Derlunas reportedly told police he had been “drinking heavily throughout the night,” and that he yelled what he did because the scene prior to the “intermission reminded him of his hatred for President Trump,” according to the New York Times. He also reportedly stated that the anger directed at him after his outburst was reason to believe there were a high percentage of Trump supporters in the audience.

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Rubio: No Evidence Of Election Fraud? Look What We Just Learned Democrats Did In Florida

This is now under investigation by federal prosecutors. They shouldn’t be counting fraudulent ballots.

Via Daily News:

With the machine recounts finished — reportedly resulting in a net gain for Republican Rick Scott of 41 votes, putting him ahead of Bill Nelson by 12,603 votes, and a one-vote gain for Democrat Andrew Gillum, which leaves him still trailing Ron DeSantis by 33,683 votes — and the hand recounts underway, Republican Sen. Marco Rubio sounded the alarm over potential voter fraud by Democrat officials.

“No evidence of fraud in #FloridaElection?” wrote Rubio in a post Thursday. “Dems got voters to use altered forms to fix & submit as many mail ballots as possible after FL deadline in hopes that a judge would later order state to count them. Today that’s exactly what a federal judge did.”

Rubio linked to a story by the Naples Daily News, which detailed an effort by Democrats to swing the election outcome by giving Democrat voters altered absentee ballots with the hopes of getting a judge to admit them. “A day after Florida’s election left top state races too close to call, a Democratic party leader directed staffers and volunteers to share altered election forms with voters to fix signature problems on absentee ballots after the state’s deadline,” the outlet reports.

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Abrams Pondering Lawsuit Asking For ‘Do-Over’ Of Election In Georgia

And Gillum is still refusing to concede in Florida, despite the fact that it’s over there in his race, there are no more recounts. Florida and Georgia need to certify the races and have done with this nonsense.

Via Daily Wire:

Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams and her campaign, claiming that her loss to GOP gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp was caused by voting irregularities, are preparing to take a drastic step in order to derail Kemp taking office if state officials declare Kemp the winner: a legal challenge that would call for an entirely new election.

As the Associated Press (AP) reports, Adams and her team may rely on a state statute that has never been used for a race as important as a governor’s race in Georgia. Even before the election, Abrams ripped Kemp, saying on MSNBC, “Brian Kemp has been an exquisite architect of voter suppression for the last decade, and the outside agitators he so blithely dismisses include Asian American groups based in the state of Georgia, Latino groups based in the state of Georgia, African American community organizations based in the state of Georgia who have been doing this work for decades.”

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Breaking: Judge Orders White House To Return Press Pass To CNN’s Jim Acosta

Crazy. And just to be clear, it’s just a TRO not a decision on the merits or a First Amendment determination.

Via Fox News:

A federal judge ruled in favor of CNN on Friday, allowing the network’s star reporter Jim Acosta to temporarily regain access to his White House press credential.

“I will grant the application for the temporary restraining order I order the government reinstate the pass,” U.S. District Judge Timothy J. Kelly ruled from Washington.

Kelly – who rescheduled Thursday’s planned hearing for Friday morning – heard lengthy oral arguments earlier in the week about the cable news network’s request for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction. The administration suspended Acosta’s “hard pass,” which provided expedited access to the White House grounds.

Kelly’s decision is temporary and further hearings are expected to take place in the next few weeks to determine whether or not yanking the credential violated CNN and Acosta’s First and Fifth Amendment rights.

“We are gratified with this result and we look forward to a full resolution in the coming days. Our sincere thanks to all who have supported not just CNN, but a free, strong and independent American press,” CNN said in a statement.

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