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In The News:

Georgia woman shot at parents because father refused to turn off college football game, cops say

A Georgia woman chased her parents out of their home at gunpoint and fired several shots at the couple as they fled — all because the woman’s dad wouldn’t let her switch off a University of Georgia football game, cops said.

Tambria Chaprii Palmer, 28, was arrested Saturday after allegedly shooting at her parents at their Baldwin County home — because her father wouldn’t change the channel from the college football game, the Macon Telegraph reported.

Ohio woman steals more than $1,600 worth of Girl Scout cookies, police say

Noel Hines

Noel Hines allegedly stole a “large order of Girl Scout cookies”

Following “multiple” attempts over the past six months to contact Hines about the cookies, authorities filed theft charges against the woman.

On Tuesday, police arrested Hines while she was at the North College Hill Mayors Court for “unrelated charges,” according to the North College Hill Police Department, which joked: “That’s the way the cookie crumbles.”

Lockdown lifted at JB San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston after two people run the gate

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Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston was put on lockdown early Friday morning after a vehicle with two occupants ran a gate.

One of the alleged gate-runners has been detained, but the other is still at large.

The 502nd Air Base Wing, which is the host unit for the joint base, said in a release that the lockdown began at about 4 a.m, after the vehicle ran the Schofield gate. Security forces pursued the vehicle, and the two occupants ditched the vehicle and fled on foot, when one was caught.

California bar shooter posted to social media while inside Borderline Bar & Grill, cops say

Ian David Long

Ian David Long

Ventura County Sgt. Eric Bucshow told Fox News that Ian David Long posted on Instagram during the shooting but could not confirm what was posted as the gunman methodically shot and reloaded. The Instagram account has been taken down but it was up for several hours after the shooting — until law enforcement became aware of it.

The authorities have sent what is called a “preservation letter” to Instagram which is designed to make sure the account is not altered, and it gives law enforcement time to get a search warrant to go through the contents of the account.  The search warrant is required by law.

Exclusive — NYC 9/11 Top Cop Bernard Kerik: FBI Must Classify ANTIFA as a ‘Domestic Terror Group’

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Kerik’s comments were made during a discussion of left-wing activists threatening and intimidating Tucker Carlson’s family on Wednesday night outside of the Carlson family’s home in Washington, D.C.

Kerik said, “In the most minimal definition of terrorism, it’s the unlawful use of violence and intimidation — especially against civilians — in pursuit of political aims. Antifa is a domestic terror group. I strongly believe that the FBI and the Department of Justice should classify them as such.”

George Lopez charged with battery after Hooters fight with man voicing pro-Trump rhetoric

George Lopez (Getty Images)

George Lopez (Getty Images)

Law enforcement sources confirmed to Fox News that the actor and comedian was charged with misdemeanor battery over a clash that’s said to have occurred after he allegedly tried to fight the man who attempted to film him while in a Las Cruces Hooters.

TMZ obtained footage of an unidentified man who started hectoring Lopez with comments about his politics and yelling, “MAGA.”

At the beginning of the video, the man appears to be waiting for Lopez as the star enters the restaurant. The man can be heard saying, “Here comes my boy, George.”

Friday round-up- SCOTUSblog

Yesterday the court held a formal investiture ceremony for the newest justice, Brett Kavanaugh.

Amy Howe offers a firsthand account of the event for this blog, in a post that first appeared at Howe on the Court. For The Wall Street Journal, Jess Bravin and Brent Kendall report that “[a]lthough it followed an age-old ceremonial script, Thursday’s investiture couldn’t avoid implicit references to the political struggles surrounding the court.”

EXCLUSIVE: Berkeley student senator disavowed over Christian beliefs responds to calls to RESIGN

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A University of California-Berkeley student senator is facing calls to resign after expressing her traditional Christian views.

Isabella Chow is an elected student senator who represents the Associated Students of the University of California party Student Action. But after choosing to abstain from voting on a resolution to oppose the recent Title IX changes proposed by President  DonaldTrump, Chow’s own party disavowed her.

California man accused of killing gay University of Pennsylvania student pleads not guilty to hate crime charge

Samuel Woodward

Samuel Woodward leaves a court hearing at the Harbor Justice Center in Newport Beach, California, on Aug. 22. (Paul Bersebach/Orange County Register via Getty Images)

A California man accused of killing a gay University of Pennsylvania student pleaded not guilty to committing a hate crime on Friday.

Samuel Woodward, 21, faces a number of murder charges in the January death of 19-year-old Blaze Bernstein, including a charge that he allegedly committed the murder because of homophobia, and pleaded not guilty on the murder allegations at an earlier hearing.

Woodward is said to have picked up Bernstein from his parents’ home in Lake Forest on Jan. 2, and the pair went to the park where the body was ultimately found. The two had known each other from high school. Bernstein, a college sophomore studying pre-med, was home on break.

Army to launch large-scale ‘major warfare’ tabletop war games

File photo - Tank crewmen from Bravo Company “Eager Arms”, 2nd Battalion, 8th Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team,

File photo – Tank crewmen from Bravo Company “Eager Arms”, 2nd Battalion, 8th Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division maneuver a M1A2 Abrams tank during their company-level situational training exercise in preparation for Saber Strike in Drawsko Pomorskie Training Area, Poland, on June 12, 2018. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Ron Lee, 382nd Public Affairs Detachment, 1ABCT, 1CD/Released)

What would it look like if a “red” force took on the role of the Russian Army and launched a massive air-ground invasion of the Baltics or other areas of Eastern Europe? The blue team would consist of Combatant Commanders making decisions in response while taking Russian tanks, missiles, drones and weapons into account.

A Rand Corporation War game took up this question several years ago. The exercise found that Russian forces would quickly overwhelm NATO resistance in the Baltics. The finding of this study wound up being a decisive factor in a US Army decision to send more troops to the region.

“How many combat vehicles does an enemy have? Or let’s say an enemy has a bullet that goes 1000 miles – let’s wargame what that means,” the official said. “Just because their weapons may be able to shoot a certain range, that does not mean they can hit a target. What kinds of sensors do they have? What kind of network? “

Migrant caravan plows on as Trump tightens asylum rules

Caravan departs Mexico City for Tijuana as the White House moves to require asylum-seekers to enter through official ports of entry; William La Jeunesse reports from alongside the group.

ICE: MEXICAN NATIONAL RELEASED BY SANCTUARY COUNTY WENT ON TO COMMIT TRIPLE MURDER

Luis Perez, 23,

Luis Perez, 23,

A Mexican national charged with killing three people in Missouri in early November was released from a New Jersey county jail in 2017, despite being the subject an active immigration detention request, federal authorities said Friday.

Luis Perez, 23, allegedly killed two of his ex-roommates in Springfield, Missouri, on Nov. 1 and then, a day later, shot and killed a woman who had accompanied him to the first two murders.

Nine People Arrested After Officials Bust Illegal Voting Scheme in Texas

The scheme involved political workers recruiting people who agreed to fraudulently claim residential addresses so they could vote in specific races in the city of Edinburgh.

“Illegal voting, particularly an organized illegal voting scheme orchestrated by political operatives, is an affront to democracy and results in corruption at the highest level,” Attorney General Ken Paxton said in a statement.

Protesters, Trucks Appear Outside Broward County Elections Office in Florida

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It comes after President Donald Trump, Sen. Marco Rubio, and others highlighted what they say may be election fraud.

Rubio, a Florida Republican, tweeted on Nov. 9: “How can anyone have confidence that the #BrowardCounty election supervisor will be fair when last night she made clear her personal animus toward Gov. Scott & towards the states top law enforcement agency when she claimed he “owns” the #Florida Department of Law Enforcement?”

Clinton campaign lawyer with ties to Trump dossier leads Democrat recount effort in Florida

The Clinton campaign’s top lawyer who was behind the controversial anti-Trump dossier is spearheading the recount effort to keep Floridian Bill Nelson in the U.S. Senate, and is already facing accusations he is trying to “steal” the seat from under the noses of the Republicans.

Marc Elias, of Seattle-based law firm Perkins Coie, retained opposition research firm Fusion GPS which hired former British spy Christopher Steele to compile the dossier which included salacious and unverified allegations about President Trump’s visit to Russia before he was elected to the White House.

Accusations fly over Broward County ballot shenanigans: Mystery truck deliveries, slow counting and more

Lawyers are descending on Florida as the state braces once again to become ground zero in a national election fight, and the epicenter appears to be Broward County where late-arriving ballots in Democratic strongholds are fueling accusations of political shenanigans.

Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio has highlighted a range of possible problems in the county—including a suspected mystery truck delivery of ballots—and has criticized local officials for their molasses-like process of counting ballots in the Senate race between Republican Rick Scott and incumbent Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson.

RNC POINTS OUT 12 TIMES FLORIDA’S BROWARD COUNTY ELECTIONS SUPERVISOR HAS BEEN ‘INCOMPETENT AND POSSIBLY CRIMINAL’

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As both parties scrutinize the vote count in Florida’s Broward County, with the state’s gubernatorial and senatorial races closing in on a tie, Sen. Marco Rubio said the county’s elections office has a history of malfeasance.

“This is at a minimum a pattern of incompetence. Voters deserve better,” the Florida Republican said Thursday on “Tucker Carlson Tonight.” “This is not even a partisan thing. This is a county that apparently cannot even count votes as well as a county that just got wiped out by a hurricane.”

SEN. GRAHAM COMPARES FLORIDA VOTE COUNTS TO KAVANAUGH: ‘THE LAW BE DAMNED!

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South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham took aim at the vote count confusion taking place in Florida, tweeting on Friday that — just like during Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation process — Democrats don’t allow the law to stand in the way of the desired outcome.

Graham began his thread by quoting a tweet from current Gov. (and, for now, Senator-elect) Rick Scott about the ongoing drama along with his own assessment.

He said, “When it comes to confirming judges and counting votes, Democrats are amazingly consistent — The law is NO obstacle to the outcome they seek.”

Trump snarks ‘blame the Russians’ over slow vote count in Florida, Georgia

President Trump on Friday sarcastically snarked “blame the Russians” for the slow vote count and missing ballots in Florida and Georgia.

“You mean they are just now finding votes in Florida and Georgia—but the Election was on Tuesday? Let’s blame the Russians and demand an immediate apology from President Putin!” Trump tweeted Friday morning.

Trump to reporter: ‘You ask a lot of stupid questions’

President Trump on Nov. 9 dismissed a “stupid” question about the Russia probe from CNN’s Abby Phillip.

Trump Unleashes On Obama, Says He’ll “Never Forgive” Him For What He Did To The U.S. Military

President Donald Trump spoke to the press outside the White House on Friday to discuss everything from Jim Acosta to the Russian investigation, but he also turned his attention to his predecessor.

Michelle Obama’s new book, set to release Tuesday, mentions that she will never forgive Trump for the birther conspiracy he circulated during Obama’s run for President in 2012. Upon asking for his comment Trump responded by saying that he’s got some things he’ll never forgive the Obama’s for either.

Specifically, what Obama did to the United States military.

FLASHBACK: OBAMA ADMIN’S HISTORY OF EDITING TRANSCRIPTS LINKED TO ISIS, IRAN

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders’s decision to release a video of CNN’s Jim Acosta refusing to hand a microphone over to a White House staffer led many in the press to attack the Trump administration as trying to mislead the public — citing the fact that some of the frames in the video appear altered.

Yet despite the fact that the frame changes seem like an innocent file conversion error, the media’s attempt to paint the incident as some sort of unprecedented act of propaganda by the Trump administration forgets that the Obama administration edited an audio tape by the terrorist behind the Orlando nightclub shooting, leaving out his true motivations.

GOP Elects First Korean American Woman To Congress. But You Wouldn’t Know It.

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ROBYN BECK / Contributor / Getty Images

While leftists are howling at the moon over the ascent of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the youngest woman elected to Congress, the media has almost virtually ignored another historic victory from Tuesday night’s midterm: Young Kim of the CA-39, the first Korean American elected to Congress, who is also a Republican.

The CA-39 has been a Republican stronghold for well over 20 years now and Democrats were hoping to flip it blue with the retirement of Congressman Ed Royce. They picked the perfect candidate for it: MegaMillions jackpot winner Gil Cisneros, who turned to philanthropy after a lucky lotto ticket secured him $266 million.

FACT CHECK: ARE REPUBLICANS TRYING TO ELIMINATE SOCIAL SECURITY, MEDICARE AND MEDICAID?

Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island claimed that Republicans are seeking to “get rid of Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.”

Verdict: False

Republican leaders have not called for entitlement programs to be eliminated, although they have said they are looking to reform the programs in the coming years.

While Republican leaders have said that entitlement programs need to be reformed, they have not called for their elimination.

“Frankly, it’s the health care entitlements that are the big drivers of our debt. So we spend more time on the health care entitlements because that’s really where the problem lies, fiscally speaking,” Ryan said on KHOW, a Denver talk radio station, in December 2017.

World News:

First euthanasia prosecution launched in the Netherlands

Dutch authorities are prosecuting a doctor for performing euthanasia on a patient in the first case of its kind since its legalisation 16 years ago.

The decision was taken after a regional euthanasia review board found she had “overstepped the mark” in euthanising the 74-year-old Alzheimer’s patient.

Prosecutors allege the patient’s will was “unclear and contradictory” when it came to her final wishes.

Spain – Record Refugee Arrivals Fuels Support For Nationalist Rightwing Party ‘Vox’

9,000 people showed up in Madrid last week to support Spain’s first right-wing nationalist party ever since the biggest country on the Iberian Peninsula chose for democracy rather than the dictatorship of Franco in the 1970s.

Following in the footsteps of Britain’s UKIP, France’s National Front, the Alternative for Germany (in Germany), the PVV in the Netherlands, the Sweden Democrats (in Sweden) and the Lega Nord in Italy, VOX has ridden the backlash to open immigration to electoral success.

As Italy started turning away ships and Hungary closed the Balkan route, Spain is the only entry to Europe left for African immigrants. The record numbers of arrivals this year mean that more people are supportive of voting for an anti-immigrant party like Vox.

Floods kill 4 in Jordan, visitors seek high ground in Petra

Flash floods caused by heavy rain across Jordan killed four people Friday and forced hundreds of tourists to seek higher ground in the kingdom’s ancient city of Petra, government officials said.

About two dozen people were hurt and dozens more evacuated from their homes in several locations in the kingdom, as flood waters rose rapidly.

REPORT: ISLAMIC TERRORISTS KILL 20 IN MOGADISHU CAR BOMBING

Opera Snapshot_2018-11-09_125650_plus.google.comA series of four Islamic terrorist car bombings killed at least 20 people outside a hotel in the Somalian capital of Mogadishu Friday, The Associated Press reported.

Three of the suicide bombers struck in quick succession outside the hotel — blasting a hole in the wall — while a fourth waited to strike until medics arrived, according to the AP. Four gunmen tried to storm the Sahafi Hotel through the breach from the first three explosions, but guardsmen gunned them down before they could enter.

Al-Shabab, the main Islamic terror organization in Somalia, took credit for the attack.

BRITISH, BELGIAN PRIME MINISTERS UNHURT IN MOTORCADE ACCIDENT

British Prime Minister Theresa May and Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel are uninjured after a Friday traffic accident involving their motorcade.

The incident occurred in the town of Mons in Western Belgium, where May and Michel were riding in separate armored cars, according to a Belgian government official who spoke with Sky News.

Two police motorcycles crashed into one another when an unauthorized car entered the convoy, an official said. Michel got out of his car to check on the condition of the officers before they were taken to an area hospital, Sky News reported.

Commentary/Opinion:

Mark Levin takes Laurence Tribe to school on Whitaker appointment

Tribe argues that the appointment of Whitaker, who previously served as chief of staff to former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, is unconstitutional.

Levin explains that the appointment is perfectly lawful under federal law governing Cabinet vacancies and eligibility to temporarily act as attorney general while President Trump seeks a new nominee to send to the Senate for confirmation.

Ingraham: Refusing to accept the agony of defeat

In close or particularly contentious races, Democrats – more so than Republicans – seem to have a problem conceding defeat.

Bongino, Gorka on unacceptable tactics of left-wing mob

Radical Antifa protesters surround and vandalize Tucker Carlson’s Washington home.

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