‘Fantastic’ Robert O’Rourke Gets Endorsement From Former Mexican President Vicente Fox

His campaign is frijoled.

Via Fox News:

Vicente Fox, the former president of Mexico who famously said his country will not (expletive) pay for President Trump’s proposed border wall on Thursday announced his support for the “great American” and “fantastic” Democratic Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke.

“Wow! What a candidate! What a man! Beto, you are fantastic,” Fox said in a video posted to Twitter. “You’re great! You’re an all-American.”

With just a few weeks left before the midterm elections, O’Rourke is in a tight race with Republican Sen. Ted Cruz.

Fox, who served as Mexico’s president from 2000 to 2006, has openly voiced his discontent for Trump and his immigration policies – including the hotly debated wall along the southern border.

“I’ve been an opponent and resistant (of Trump) because I feel as part of this nation — I am part of this nation — and I don’t like what I’m seeing,” Fox said during a speech at Northwestern University on Tuesday night, according to the Chicago Tribune.

The former Mexican president praised O’Rourke as compassionate and intelligent who understands Americans, “but you also understand we are human beings.”

“You are the enlightenment for Texas and I hope every single Mexican, Latin, every Hispanic in that great state of Texas is going to vote for you,” Fox said. “You deserve it because you are going to respond to the hope and expectations of Texas, understanding what they need and understanding what America needs.”

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If You Haven’t Had Enough Of Her Yet, Prepare For Hillary 3.0…

She thinks she lost because she wasn’t close enough to media. She’s got to be the most clueless person ever.

Via Daily Wire:

Hillary Clinton is giving signs that she is seriously mulling another run for the White House, and a top aide and ally is not dissuading people from believing just that.

Clinton has been communicating with reporters covering the White House, having convinced herself her sour relationship with the press sabotaged her 2016 presidential effort, according to Politico, which reports that after President Trump criticized ABC News’ Cecilia Vega at a news conference, Clinton left a voicemail for Vega.

Clinton penned a new afterword for her book “What Happened” that includes her current attempts to frame Trump’s actions as an “assault on our democracy.” Cleaning up the mess left by her husband’s sexual behavior in the wake if the #MeToo movement, she insisted last week that his affair with aide Monica Lewinsky was not an abuse of power because Lewinsky was an “adult.”

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McCaskill’s Campaign Manager Calls For Investigation Of Footage Taken By Project Veritas Of Her Campaign

She didn’t say what she said. Update to this story.

Via KMOV:

Missouri Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill’s campaign manager on Wednesday called for her Republican rival Josh Hawley to launch an investigation of footage of her campaign taken by a conservative group known for “sting” videos of liberal organizations.

“We have reason to believe that fraud has been committed against our campaign,” McCaskill campaign manager David Kirby said, later adding that “there’s no question that the videos were captured under false pretenses and misrepresentations, which under Missouri law is fraud.”

But McCaskill’s campaign backed off her suggestion Tuesday that Hawley, the attorney general challenging McCaskill in a tight Senate race, may have been behind the sting.

“It is startling that Josh Hawley would be part of fraudulently embedding somebody in my campaign,” McCaskill told KOLR-10 in Springfield, Missouri on Tuesday.

Hawley fired back Wednesday, calling that assertion “absurd.” When pressed by reporters Wednesday, Kirby said Hawley is “perpetrating this fraud by promoting it and encouraging it.”

In a fundraising pitch emailed to supporters, Hawley said “we cannot allow Senator McCaskill to stay in office after this.”

“Senator, accusing people of crimes is a serious thing,” Hawley tweeted. “If you have evidence of a crime, please come forward with it immediately. Otherwise, please stop politicizing the legal process for your re-election.”[…]

McCaskill told KOLR-10 that she’s been “very upfront about all my positions.” She said she remembers the videographer tried to get her “to say something different than what my positions are.”

“And I said: ‘No, you’ve just got to tell the people on the doors it is what it is,'” McCaskill said.

Kirby did not directly answer a reporter’s question on whether the staffers quoted in the videos will face discipline, saying he’s “not going to comment on what a 25-year-old kid says behind closed doors when they’re not authorized to talk for the campaign.”

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U.S. Puts $15 Million Bounty On Heads Of Al Qaeda Leaders

Have gun, will travel.

Via Free Beacon:

The Trump administration announced on Thursday it is willing to pay up to $15 million for information leading to the capture of two senior al Qaeda leaders organizing terrorist operations across the Middle East.

The State Department has placed a $5 million bounty of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, or AQAP, senior regional leader Khalid Saeed al-Batarfi and a $10 million bounty on AQAP leader Qasim al-Rimi.

The rewards are paid out for information leading to the identification, location, arrest, and conviction of the two leaders.

Al-Rimi took the reins as AQAP’s leader in June 2015, when he swore allegiance to al Qaeda head Ayman al-Zawairi “and called for renewed attacks against the United States,” according to the State Department.

Al-Rimi is responsible for organizing an assassination plot on the U.S. ambassador to Yemen, which led to his arrest and subsequent escape from prison in 2006.

“Al-Rimi is linked to the September 2008 attack on the U.S. Embassy in Sana’a that left 10 Yemeni guards, four civilians, and six terrorists dead, and the December 2009 attempted suicide bombing by ‘underwear bomber’ Umar Farouq Abdulmutallab aboard a U.S.-bound airliner,” according to the State Department.

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Democrat-Run Charlotte Spent Millions On Low-Income Housing, But Poor People Can’t Afford It

Looked good on paper.

Via Charlotte Observer:

Over the last 16 years, the city of Charlotte has spent or committed at least $124 million to build affordable housing. Next month, city leaders will ask voters for $50 million more.

But the money hasn’t helped people like Curtis Simpson.

He’s worked full-time as a custodian for nine years at Independence High School, but on his $25,500-a-year salary, he said he can’t find a decent place to live.

Simpson said he and his longtime partner, Tameka Boone, and their four children once lived in a motel room for a year because they could not afford an apartment near good schools. Three years ago, the family moved into a duplex east of uptown. They were nearly evicted in May when medical debts piled up and they fell two months behind on rent.

Simpson said he juggles bills to pay $650 a month for a three-bedroom duplex with roaches, mold and plumbing so bad sometimes he can’t take a bath. Simpson said he wants to move because the conditions in the duplex aggravate his 16-year-old son’s asthma, but he found nothing he can afford.

“I work my butt off to pay the bills,” said Simpson, 47, a lifelong Charlotte resident. “My reward is to fix this and fix that. It makes you feel like something less than a man.”

The Charlotte City Council has countered rising housing costs by using the Housing Trust Fund to help developers finance construction of homes for people with lower incomes.

Voters provide the money by approving bonds every two years. The City Council then offers grants and low-interest loans to developers who agree to include affordable housing in their projects.

Charlotte leaders are asking voters to approve $50 million in bonds on November’s ballot, instead of the $15 million they have asked for in the past.

No one disputes the Housing Trust Fund can be a key to keeping Charlotte affordable for people with modest incomes.

But over the last decade, Charlotte’s affordable housing shortage has grown more severe despite the city’s spending.

A city report says Charlotte lacks about 34,000 affordable housing units needed to meet demand. That’s roughly double the number from a decade ago.

The city’s rapid population growth, rising land costs and resistance from neighbors opposed to affordable housing helped create the problem, but the City Council’s decisions have also played a role, an Observer investigation found.

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Democratic Senator Brown Accused Of Sexual Misconduct In ’80s, Calls It ‘Character Assassination’

If uncorroborated allegations from 1980s against a conservative = guilty. If against Democrat = character assassination.

Via Daily Wire:

This sounds vaguely familiar.

In what Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio is decrying as nothing less than “character assassination,” Republican senate candidate Rep. Jim Renacci’s campaign issued a news release late Thursday detailing the unsubstantiated allegations of an unnamed woman who said that Brown made an “an unexpected, uninvited, unwanted, and sudden advance” on her, “roughly pushing her up against a wall” in the late-1980s.

The Renacci campaign news release features a statement from attorney Laura Mills, who is a supporter and former business partner of the congressman, who said she was put into contact with the unnamed accuser by a friend. Like the accusations against now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, the allegation against Brown includes no date, location, or corroborating evidence. And, like, the first allegations against Kavanaugh, the accuser is described as “very credible” and a “professional woman.” Below is Mills’ summary of the accuser’s claims:

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Beto O’Rourke Says He’d Vote To Impeach Trump During CNN Town Hall

He’s a real lunatic. And far left too. And this is their ‘star of tomorrow.’

Via Daily Caller:

Congressman Beto O’Rourke stood by previous statements he made saying he’d vote to impeach President Trump during his CNN townhall on Thursday night.

O’Rourke said, “To quote George Will — very conservative columnist — when we saw [Trump] on that stage in Helsinki defending Vladimir Putin, the head of the country that attacked our democracy in 2016, instead of this country and its citizens and this amazing democracy, that was collusion in action.”

O’Rourke was referencing Trump’s meeting with Putin back in July.

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Watch: Nikki Haley Roasts Elizabeth Warren For Failing DNA Test

Nicely done.

Via Daily Wire:

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley made fun of Sen. Elizabeth Warren at a charity dinner on Thursday night after the Massachusetts Democrat released the results of her DNA test, which blew up in her face.

Haley made the remarks while she attended the annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner, which raises money for underprivileged children.

“But I do understand why you invited me,” Haley said. “Two years ago President Trump was here and he made some waves with his remarks, apparently no one here could have predicted that.”

“So last year, last year you went with Paul Ryan, who’s a boy scout,” Haley continued. “And that’s fine, but a little boring. So this year, you wanted to spice things up again, right?” Haley said. “I get it. You wanted an Indian woman, but Elizabeth Warren failed her DNA test.”

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Yikes: Guess Who Would Be In Charge Of Critical Committees If Democrats Took Over House

If this doesn’t give Americans incentive to get out and vote red…

Via Fox News Insider:

In her Ingraham Angle commentary, Laura Ingraham listed the far-left Democrats who are poised to take over the House of Representative’s most important committees if their party wins in November — and what that means for you.

Besides Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) likely making a run for speaker of the House and Rep. Adam Schiff projected to take over for fellow Californian Devin Nunes in the Intelligence Committee, Ingraham said that there are many more obscure but noteworthy politicians who will have great effect on the average American.

Every voting member of the House faces reelection in 2018, but with the assumption that all of the high-profile Democrats will be reelected, Ingraham said there is much concern for the future.

Rep. Maxine Waters of California, who has repeatedly said she wants to impeach President Trump, could be the chairwoman of the powerful financial services committee.

Rep. Jerrold Nadler, a longtime Democratic fixture from Manhattan’s Upper West Side, is reportedly hoping to ascend to the chairmanship of the judiciary committee.

Ingraham said Nadler is anxious to further investigate Justice Brett Kavanaugh and sexual misconduct claims against him.

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Texas Dems Under Investigation After Sending Voting Applications With Citizenship Box Pre-Checked To Non-Citizens

Just an accident.

Via Fox News:

The Texas Democratic Party is under investigation after being accused of sending out voter-registration applications to non-citizens with the citizenship box already checked “Yes.”

The possible violation was first raised Thursday by the Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF), a nonprofit specializing in election integrity, which alerted both state and federal authorities.

Following the reports of the alleged violation, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said the issue is “is being investigated” and “there will be serious consequences” if confirmed.

“A complaint says the Texas Democratic Party asked noncitizens to register to vote, sending applications with citizenship box pre-checked. This is being investigated. If true there will be serious consequences,” he wrote in a tweet.

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Free Stuff! Kamala Harris Bill Could Give Many Americans $500 A Month

Keep it, we couldn’t afford the taxes.

Via Sacramento Bee:

American families making less than $100,000 a year could be eligible for a monthly tax credit of up to $500, or $6,000 a year, under new legislation announced Thursday by Democratic U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris of California.

Individuals making less than $50,000 would be eligible for up to $250 a month, $3,000 a year.

“Americans are working harder than ever but stagnant wages mean they can’t keep up with cost of living increases,” Harris, a likely presidential candidate in 2020, said in a statement.

Harris’ office cited a 2017 survey from the website Bankrate.com that found more than half of Americans cannot afford a $500 unexpected expense, such as a rent increase, medical bill or child care.

According to Harris’ office, recipients could receive the money in either monthly payments or annually.

“The Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy estimates the (bill) would impact one in every two workers and two out of every three children in America,” according to Harris’ office, in addition to approximately 1 million Pell Grant-eligible college students.

Harris’ announcement also included endorsements from several elected officials and organizations, including Alice Huffman, president of the California NAACP, Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg, Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs and the mayors of Los Angeles, San Francisco, Oakland and Long Beach.

Tubbs, has drawn national attention for a “basic income” program that begins next year for city residents. It, too, will offer $500 a month to residents who meet income requirements.

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HT: LaMan

FBI Raids Chicago Home, Makes Arrest As Part Of Terrorism-Related Investigation

Chicago, another sanctuary city.

Via Chicago Tribune:

The FBI raided a North Side home Wednesday in connection with a terrorism-related investigation.

The search warrant was executed around 9 a.m. in the 5200 block of North Virginia Avenue in the Budlong Woods neighborhood.

A man who lives in the two-story brick apartment building was arrested at another location on charges that remain under seal. Details of the investigation were not immediately available, but a source described the probe as a matter of national security.

When a Chicago Tribune reporter neared the home Wednesday afternoon, a man got out of a black car parked in front of the building, identified himself as “state police” and said not to get any closer.

“There’s an investigation going on,” he said.

Another dark car parked along Virginia had a placard in its front windshield that said, “JTTF, Joint Terrorism Task Force.”

At least five agents in street clothes were stationed at a back entrance to the building Wednesday afternoon, occasionally walking in and out. Meanwhile, a neighbor pacing nervously outside the building said the officers had told her “not to talk” to anyone.

Several neighbors along the quiet residential block said Wednesday they are familiar with the people who live at the two-story apartment building but don’t know much about them.

“They wave and say hello,” said a man who lives across the street. He said he tried to ask officers about the raid, but they told him to stay away. The officers did say that residents were safe, he said.

Another neighbor, Roger McAlister, said it’s a “very diverse” neighborhood.

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Rosie O’Donnell: I Was Physically Sick The Night Trump Won…

Feel good story of the day.

FRIDAY OPEN THREAD…

All are welcome,.

MSNBC: Unhinged Liberal Rosie O’Donnell Says She Wants “To Send The Military” To Get Trump…

Wow.

Michigan Pizzeria Employee Makes ‘Epic’ Delivery For Terminally Ill Man Nearly 500 Miles Away

Via Fox News:

Talk about service.

A Michigan pizzeria employee went out of his way – quite literally – to deliver a couple of pies to a man battling cancer.

When Julie and Rich Morgan lived in Battle Creek 25 years ago, Rich would always bring home Steve’s Pizza for dinner each payday, even though money was tight. The couple has since relocated to Indianapolis, but those pizzas – the taste and the memories – have stuck with them.

In fact, the Morgans had planned to visit Battle Creek and Steve’s Pizza for a weekend getaway. But after a trip to the emergency room, their plans changed; Rich is now home with hospice care as his battle with cancer comes to a close, Julie said in a Facebook post.

Knowing how much that pizzeria meant to the couple, Julie’s dad called Steve’s Pizza to see if someone could send a card or text to cheer them up. But Dalton Shaffer, a manager, had a different idea.

“Well, what kind of pizza do they like?” Shaffer asked Julie Morgan’s father, according to MLive.com.

Her father quickly sought to clarify that he was calling from Indianapolis – nearly 200 miles away and in a different state. Shaffer, 18, said he understood and promised to make the special delivery of two 16-inch pepperoni and mushroom pizzas as soon as he closed the restaurant just after 10 p.m.

“And so, while Rich and I slept, at 2:30 a.m., Dalton rolled into our driveway, left the car running and delivered two extra special pizzas to my waiting family,” Julie said. “He told them we were in his prayers, and offered to help in any way he could.”

Julie said Shaffer also refused an offer from the family to put him up in a hotel. He also immediately left, she said, so he could make it home in time for work in the morning.

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U.S. And Mexico Agree On Plan To Deal With Migrant Caravan

Cutting them off before they get to our border.

Via Fox News:

U.S. and Mexican officials have agreed on a plan to handle the approaching migrant caravan making their way up from Central America, a senior administration official told Fox News on Thursday.

Under the deal, which was developed over the course of several months, Mexico will request that the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) establish shelters along its southern border with Central America, the official said.

Mexican Ambassador to the U.S. Geronimo Gutierrez elaborated on the request, during an interview on Fox News’ “Special Report.”

“Just today, the Mexican government, and this is a very important step, requested the intervention of the U.N., the Office of the High Commissioner on Refugees, to help Mexico review any asylum claims from the members of the caravan,” Gutierrez said. “That will allow us to have a process by which in our border we will make sure that of serving human rights, respecting international law, if there are legitimate claims to refugee, those can be processed in a very clear way.”

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Kyrsten Sinema Spread Wild Conspiracy Theories About George W. Bush

She’s running against a former fighter pilot in a race that shouldn’t be tight. But McSally has picked up ground since and is now ahead by some reports after Sinema’s background has all come tumbling out.

Via Free Beacon:

A newly released email sent by Arizona Democratic Senate candidate Kyrsten Sinema in 2002 accuses former President George W. Bush of various malevolent schemes.

The email appears to be an invitation to a protest of Bush’s policies.

“Meet at Patriot Square Park at 3pm (tentative time), then march to the downtown Civic Center Plaza, where we’ll protest Bush’s well…. pretty much everything the man does is worthy of protest, s [sic] you can pick from the following,” the email reads.

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Kristen Bell Blasts Prince Charming For Kissing Snow White ‘Without Her Permission’

Is there nothing they don’t twist?

Via Washington Times:

Actress Kristen Bell, who played the voice of Anna in Disney’s “Frozen,” argued there are plots points in the 1930s classic “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” that could be problematic for young children.

Mrs. Bell, who has two young daughters with her husband, actor Dax Shepard, told Parents magazine that she points out those problems every time she reads the book with her children.

“Don’t you think that it’s weird that the prince kisses Snow White without her permission?” she said she asks her daughters. “Because you can not kiss someone if they’re sleeping!”

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MSNBC Analyst Defends Warren, Suggests Cherokee Nation is Racist For Criticizing Her

You knew in a choice of Democrat and power vs. people of color, they would side with the Democrat.

Via Newsbusters:

Desperate to defend Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren’s disastrous political stunt of taking a DNA test to try to prove Native American heritage, late Thursday morning, MSNBC Political Analyst and SiriusXM Director of Progressive Programming Zerlina Maxwell actually insinuated that the Cherokee Nation was racist, following their statement condemning Warren.

Noting that Warren “long claimed that she’s part Cherokee,” anchor Craig Melvin cited: “Cherokee Nation, Secretary of State Cherokee Nation, said in a statement, ‘DNA testing cannot prove that Warren is Cherokee or any other tribe.’” The host asked: “Do we think that the decision itself was a mistake? Do we think that the timing was a mistake?”

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