Are Whites Being Setup For Genocide?

Identity Politics has responded with outrage against People Magazine's choice of white male country singer Blake Shelton as "sexiest man in the world." According to adherents of Identity Politics, the choice indicates that People Magazine is itself racist and part of the white supremacy movement to elevate white people above people of color.

Thousands of flights cancelled around the US – your expenses will…


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Thousands of flights around the country have been canceled due to a major winter storm, including a complete suspension of flights to or from New York's JFK airport. Because the disruptions are caused by weather, airlines aren't responsible for reimbursing your expenses like food, clothing, toiletries, or hotels if you're delayed or stranded.

Kelsea Ballerini shares wedding photos with her bridesmaids

Four Ohio teens were charged with murder on Tuesday for allegedly throwing sandbags from a highway overpass as part of a prank that left one man dead, police... -- 2017 was a tumultuous year on the global stage as world leaders confronted a morphing U.S. role in international affairs and crises across the world.President Do... Livestock producers are entering a time of year that, because of winter weather, can often be challenging for maintaining the health of their herds, but a host of management s... PHOENIX - Alex Delton ran for 158 yards and accounted for four touchdowns, leading Kansas State to a 35-17 Cactus Bowl victory over UCLA on Tuesday night in what could be the ... -- Here are the scores from yesterday's sports events:NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONDetroit 107, Indiana 83Dallas 98, Toronto 93Miami 107, Orlando 89Chicago ... -- Three major U.S. cities filed a civil lawsuit ... (more)

Trump has ambitious plans to campaign in 2018 midterms, including in Pa.

President Donald Trump is not on the ballot in 2018, but the White House is planning a full-throttle campaign to plunge the president into the midterm elections, according to senior officials and advisers familiar with the planning. Trump's political aides have met with 116 candidates for office in recent months, according to senior White House officials, seeking to become involved in Senate, House and gubernatorial races - and possibly contested Republican primaries as well.

Florida Gov. Scott mulls next political move

For more than a year, Florida Gov. Rick Scott has engaged in a guessing game about his political future: Will he challenge U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson in 2018? President Donald Trump has already publicly called on Scott to run, but Scott again this week insisted he had not made up his mind. And he sidestepped questions about whether the upset win of Democrat Doug Jones in the neighboring state of Alabama is a sign that a GOP candidate could have difficulty next year in a state that has backed candidates of both parties.

After Alabama loss, Trump has ambitious plans to campaign in 2018 midterms

President Donald Trump is not on the ballot in 2018, but the White House is planning a full-throttle campaign to plunge the president into the midterm elections, according to senior officials and advisers familiar with the planning. Trump's political aides have met with 116 candidates for office in recent months, according to senior White House officials, seeking to become involved in Senate, House and gubernatorial races - and possibly contested Republican primaries as well.

Catch Kelsea Ballerini’s “Legend”-ary performance on Lady A’s You Look Good Tour, tonight on TV

Billionaire Barry Sherman and his wife, Honey, have been found dead in their Toronto, Canada mansion, officials said.Two bodies were found at 50 Old Colony Road i... - Congressman Jeff Fortenberry and Congresswoman Debbie Dingell yesterday introduced the bipartisan Recovering America's Wildlife Act i... SEWARD, Neb. - The football careers of three Concordia University seniors will extend at least into this weekend.

Former Co Gop Chair Guilty of Voter Fraud and Other Ironies and Outrages: ‘BradCast’ 12/8/2017

And other ironies and outrages: SoCal fires spread; Trump dumps science; Election Integrity suit before AL election; House GOP ignores states' rights on guns; Listener e-mail... Trump rolls back protections for two national monuments; Tribes, conservationists sue; GOP tax bill slashes renewables; PLUS : Credit firm warns cities to address climate risks or else... Guest: Legal reporter Mark Joseph Stern; Also: Fires worsen in and near L.A.; Franken may be forced, by Democrats, to resign... Guest: Election integrity champ John Brakey; Also: Conyers resigns, Farenthold skates, RNC and Trump go all-in for accused pedophile... Trump rolls back protections for two national monuments; Tribes, conservationists sue; GOP tax bill slashes renewables; PLUS : Credit firm warns cities to address climate risks or else... Republican Senate rams through largest tax increase in U.S. history; Trump ... (more)

Neil Young releases vast archive and new politically loaded album

Neil Young on Friday opened an exhaustive online archive of his half-century career, as the rock legend charged ahead on a politically loaded new album. In a project whose breadth has no parallels among musicians of his level of fame, Young made all of his albums available for streaming alongside the accompanying lyrics, credits and artwork as well as videos and tour information.

Satellite calls from missing Argentine sub logged, giving hope for rescue effort

The company says in a news release Friday that ... -- Police have found a vehicle they believe was involved in the killing of a Pennsylvania cop during a traffic stop, officials said Saturday." We were able to find... -- Seven satellite calls have been logged that Argentine officials believe are being pinged from the submarine ARA San Juan, which has been missing since Wednesday... MANHATTAN, Kan.

Should California Deputies at the Vegas Shooting Get Worker’s Comp?


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The Orange County deputy sheriffs' union president, in a recent interview with the Orange County Register , made a shockingly cynical statement about the men and women he represents. His words probably were meant as a rhetorical device to muscle county taxpayers into paying some controversial workers' compensation claims, but I was nonetheless floored by what Tom Dominguez was quoted saying.

Today in History

On Oct. 20, 1967, a jury in Meridian, Mississippi, convicted seven men of violating the civil rights of slain civil rights workers James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner; the seven received prison terms ranging from 3 to 10 years. In 1947, the House Un-American Activities Committee opened hearings into alleged Communist influence and infiltration in the U.S. motion picture industry.

Authorities make final arrest in border agent’s killing

Former employees of a New Hampshire dog breeder say her home's floors were covered in dog urine and feces, and a police K9 officer says the property was such a mess it looked as though it had been burglarized when... Former employees of a New Hampshire dog breeder say her home's floors were covered in dog urine and feces, and a police K9 officer says the property was such a mess it looked as though it had been burglarized when 84 Great Danes were seized in June. Members of Minnesota's large Somali community are stunned by the bombing in their homeland that killed more than 300 people and left hundreds more injured.

County duo Big & Rich to perform at Las Vegas benefit

With the winds dying down, fire crews gained ground as they battled the wildfires that have devastated California wine country and thousands of people got the all-clear to return home. With the winds dying down, fire crews gained ground as they battled the wildfires that have devastated California wine country and thousands of people got the all-clear to return home.

Senate Democrats Urge Regulators To Review Possible Sprint Merger With T-Mobile Raw a ” 14 minutes ago

A merger between wireless carriers T-Mobile and Sprint could harm consumers, particularly low-income ones, Senate Democrats say in a letter to regulators. "Aggressive antitrust enforcement benefits consumers and competition in the wireless market," Sens. Amy Klobuchar , Al Franken and seven other lawmakers write in a letter sent late last week to the Federal Communications Commission and Department of Justice.

A weakened Nate brings flooding, power outages to Gulf Coast

Hurricane Nate brought a burst of flooding and power outages to the U.S. Gulf Coast before weakening rapidly Sunday, sparing the region the kind of catastrophic damage left by a series of hurricanes that hit the southern U.S. and Caribbean in recent weeks. Nate - the first hurricane to make landfall in Mississippi since Katrina in 2005 - quickly lost strength, with its winds diminishing to a tropical depression as it pushed northward into Alabama and toward Georgia with heavy rain.

‘We hurt with you’: Jason Aldean opens SNL with tribute to Las Vegas victims


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Saturday Night Live didn't begin how it normally does - with jokes at the president's expense - but rather with an emotional tribute to those affected by the Las Vegas shooting massacre. Country singer Jason Aldean delivered a brief monologue on the SNL main stage, saying "I'm struggling to understand what happened that night" and "so many people are hurting."

TS Nate kills 20 in Central America as it heads toward US

It is forecast to make landfall on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula on Friday with up to 8 inches of rain. An advisory from the US National Hurricane Center said warnings had been issued for portions of the Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama coastlines, with the storm expected to hit the region late Saturday or early Sunday as a Category 1 hurricane.

California Republicans Are Starting to Act Like Democrats

For the past decade, Democrats hoping to pass a big climate law have played Charlie Brown to the Republicans' Lucy. Despite the GOP making it clear it has no intention of holding the ball for a global warming kick, the left routinely convinces itself that their counterparts will kneel into position once it gets a running start.

Sing Me Back Home: RIP Don Williams

The great, tender, plain-spoken, big-hearted Don Williams, "gentle giant" of a Zen country music of grace and soul, has died at 78. Yeah, we know: country music? But Williams stood out from what was often dreck, and it's a grievous loss for those of us who used to listen to him on 8-track in our pick-ups gliding through the beatific woods. In scores of No 1 hits starting in Nashville in the '70s through his 2010 inductment into the Country Hall of Fame until his retirement last year, he crooned ballads of love and loss in a deep smooth voice "that walked the seam of a porch-front baritone and stage-ready tenor."

Public education in Michigan is in a free-fall

Don't let the opening days of another school year, or another Michigan win at the Big House, fool you: public education in this state is in steep decline. Out of the 50 states, Michigan ranks 37th in eighth-grade math and 41st in fourth-grade reading, says the nonpartisan Public Sector Consultants.

Shania Twain Walked Out on Top. Now She Wants Back In.

The last time Shania Twain released an album - the experimental country-but-not-quite opus "Up!" - it sold 874,000 copies in its first week, and went on to receive the Recording Industry Association of America's diamond certification for 10 million copies sold, her third album in a row to reach that milestone. That was in 2002, right around the peak of the CD age, and an era in which the pop mainstream hadn't yet fully absorbed hip-hop.

General Kelly Commands the White House, But He Can’t Control Trump

Since retired Marine Corps General John Kelly started as White House chief of staff last month, President Donald Trump has added a routine caveat before approving proposals advisers place before him: Check with "The General" before moving ahead. It's a marked departure from Trump's instinct to manage around Kelly's predecessor, Reince Priebus.

President Trump defends Confederatea

U.S. President Donald Trump makes a statement on the violence this past weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia at the White House on August 14, 2017. WASHINGTON Rekindling the firestorm over deadly violence in Charlottesville, President Trump on Thursday blasted two critical GOP senators and defended Confederate monuments a new flashpoint in the debate over how to bridge the nation's racial divide.

Trump defends monuments to the pro-slavery Confederacy

U.S. President Donald Trump dug in defiantly on Thursday in his response to racial violence in Virginia, echoing the position of white nationalists by intensifying his opposition to the removal of monuments to the pro-slavery Civil War Confederacy. In a series of Twitter posts, Trump also sharply criticized two fellow Republicans in the U.S. Senate, Jeff Flake and Lindsey Graham, while denying he had spoken of "moral equivalency" between white supremacists, neo-Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan, and anti-racism activists.

Trump decries monument removals and – history being ripped apart’

US President Donald Trump has decried the rising movement to pull down monuments to leading Confederate figures, declaring that the nation is seeing "the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart". Mr Trump's remarks came as the White House tried to manage his increasing isolation and the continued fallout from his combative comments on last weekend's racially charged violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Jury finds Taylor Swift told the truth

And so one of the stranger lawsuits in recent memory comes to a close. The DJ who sued a pop star to supposedly regain his reputation ended up proving her case to the jury without her attorney calling a single witness.

Toby Keith’s Put-in-Bay concert requires more than mainland preparation

The Put-in-Bay Airport, seen in the lower-right corner of this photo, will host Toby Keith and four other country bands on Thursday, Aug. 31. The Put-in-Bay Airport, seen in the lower-right corner of this photo, will host Toby Keith and four other country bands on Thursday, Aug. 31. PUT-IN-BAY, Ohio - Ohio's party island will be transformed into a country-music mecca later this month, in what local officials are calling the single most complicated event in recent Put-in-Bay history. Country star Toby Keith headlines a five-act show, dubbed Bash on the Bay , on Thursday, Aug. 31, in an event that involves: * Transporting by ferry two dozen semi-trucks, 10 tour buses, 15 food trucks and more, in the hours before the show.

Trump joins politicians in reaction to white nationalist rally in Virginia

The usually quiet university city of Charlottesville, Virginia, declared a state of emergency Saturday morning after a Unite the Right gathering of ... -- President Donald Trump spoke Friday with Guam Gov. Eddie Baza Calvo, who posted to his social media accounts a video of the three-minute phone conversation, as... The U.S. Grains Council will host a team of U.S. and Mexico-based and agriculture-focused media members to Texas and Mexico, August 6th-11th, to learn about the impact of U.S.... Portland, Ore.

C&L’s Music Club Remembers Glen Campbell

Ace studio musician, a bunch of chart topping songs in both the pop and country hit parade as a solo artist and a successful TV variety host. The whole reason why I ever picked up a guitar as a young child was because I wanted to play solos like the one in "Wichita Lineman."

Dems face fundamental problem in Texas: Getting people to vote

Urban growth and suburban sprawl have radically changed Lone Star country, which not so long ago was a largely rural state. Republicans control super majorities in both the state House and Senate, every statewide elected office and the vast majority of the 5,000 or so local elected positions throughout the state.

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President Donald Trump delivered a campaign-style speech heavy with patriotic themes and and support for American troops on Saturday night, and didn't spare the news media from another dose of the criticism dished out earlier in the day on social media. "The fake news media is trying to silence us, but we will not let them, because the people know the truth," the president said in a speech to the "Celebrate Freedom" event at Washington's Kennedy Center.

Toby Keith to Perform Men-Only Saudi Concert

Toby Keith is headed to the Middle East to join President Donald Trump on his trip to Saudi Arabia. The country singer will perform at a free, men-only concert Saturday in the capital city of Riyadh alongside Saudi singer Rabeh Saqer, AP reported.

Unreality check

Back in those early and innocent days of the last presidential campaign, the crowded Republican field was often referred to as a "clown car." It was funny at the time, if clichA d.

Five-stone popcorn ball returned to shop by mystery thief

US Police say a 70-pound popcorn ball worth almost $1000 that was swiped from a suburban Cleveland shop where it was being auctioned has been returned. Someone returned the popcorn ball, reported stolen Monday, sometime during the night Tuesday or Wednesday, Chagrin Falls Popcorn Shop manager Patti Raymond said.

Trump jabs fly at Oscars, awards go to Ali, Davis, ‘O.J.’

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This day in history

Today's birthdays: Author Gay Talese is 85. Former senator Herb Kohl, Democrat of Wisconsin, is 82. Reggae musician Brian Travers is 58. Comedy writer Robert Smigel is 57. Actor James Spader is 57. Country singer Garth Brooks is 55. Comedian Chris Rock is 52. Actor Ashton Kutcher is 39. In 1817, America's first public gas street lamp was lighted in Baltimore at the corner of Market and Lemon streets. In 1971, women in Switzerland gained the right to vote through a national referendum, 12 years after a previous attempt failed.

Today in History

On Jan. 21, 1942, pinball machines were banned in New York City by Mayor Fiorello La Guardia after a court ruled they were gambling devices that relied on chance rather than skill . In 1861, Jefferson Davis of Mississippi and four other Southerners whose states had seceded from the Union resigned from the U.S. Senate.

Today in History

On Jan. 1, 1942, 26 countries, including the United States, signed the Declaration of the United Nations, pledging "not to make a separate armistice or peace" with members of the Axis. The Rose Bowl was played in Durham, North Carolina, because of security concerns in the wake of Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor; Oregon State defeated Duke, 20-16.

U.S. Life Expectancy Declining


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That's Stevie Nicks in " Landslide ," a song capably reprised by The Smashing Pumpkins . Just how much older are people getting, though? According to the latest data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, life expectancy in America clocked in at 78.8 in 2015.

Beyonce-Dixie Chicks collab sparks a clash on social media

The surprise collaboration of Beyonce and the Dixie Chicks at the Country Music Association Awards was still rocking the music world on Thursday, but not all were impressed by the electric performance - and some country fans unleashed their anger on social media. MB FILE - Beyonce performs onstage with Emily Robison and Natalie Maines of Dixie Chicks at the 50th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 2, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Nothing Matters Now But Getting Out The Vote

I ran into an old friend, a Democratic operative, the other day. He's kind of Old School and when I asked him why contributions this late in the cycle-- after all there are only 10 days until all the ballots have been counted-- are important, his response was sickening.

Can This Woman Stop Trump’s Trainwreck?By Patricia Murphy

Donald Trump's new campaign manager Kellyanne Conway is a respected professional in Republican politics-but, her colleagues say, she can only help so much. Donald Trump is bleeding women voters out of his wherever, hemorrhaging support from this crucial piece of the electorate as fast as he can find new ways to frighten and offend them.

Dixie Chicks’ Natalie Maines blasts Donald Trump, country radio

Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks has had it with what she perceives as country radio's hypocrisy, at least when it comes to the presidential race currently taking place in the U.S. The singer, who has been publicly vocal about numerous issues in the past , called out a double-standard in the world of country music: Maines insists that country-music radio is fine with conservative commentary, but liberal points-of-view are immediately critiqued and shot down. Maines is specifically referring to GOP candidate Donald Trump's remarks about the Second Amendment , and his perceived call to "do something" about his opponent Hillary Clinton.

Dinesh D’Souza Drops Music Video for ‘Hillary’s America’ Doc Ahead of the DNC

Dinesh D'Souza released a music video Saturday for his latest documentary, Hillary's America , featuring Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers singing "Stand Up and Say So," the song they wrote and performed for the film, which opened Friday. The video features footage from the recent premiere of Hillary's America at the Republican National Convention, along with real and imagined video of Clinton, the presumptive Democratic nominee for president.

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'That view tho': Poignant final photo posted by hiker, 35, just hours before she plunged 400ft to her death at the Grand Canyon Officers claim they saw butt of a gun in Alton Sterling's pocket while trying to restrain him and then saw him reach for it before shooting him dead, affidavit reveals 'This won't tear our town apart': Tributes are paid to murdered Dallas cops in final emotional vigil before they are laid to rest 'We're asking cops to do too much in this country': Dallas police chief says officers can't cope with 'every societal failure' as he calls for young black protesters to become 'part of the solution' in the wake of shooting Tragedy as the body country music star Craig Morgan's son, 19, is found hours after tubing accident on Tennessee River Sharing your Netflix details could land you in jail: Login sharing is a federal crime under controversial new hacking ruling 'Yes, I ... (more)

Dolly Parton Clears Up Hillary Clinton Rumors, …

With reports of Dolly Parton 's alleged endorsement of Hillary Clinton all over Facebook and in the media, on Tuesday, the entertainment icon herself decided to set the record straight. "My comment about supporting a woman in the White House was taken out of context," Dolly said.

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This will be my second consecutive Fourth of July spent outside the United States. Last year, I celebrated our nation's birthday in Mariupol, Ukraine.

Donald Trump’s Fascism and His Appeasers

"It can't happen here? My friends, it is happening here." So says New York Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia near the end of the "The Plot Against America," the Philip Roth novel from 12 years ago that re-imagines American history if the isolationist, Hitler-sympathizing anti-Semite Charles Lindbergh had become president instead of Franklin Roosevelt.

McGraw, Underwood win big at CMT Awards; Pharrell performs

Williams will perform alongside Little Big Town at Wednesday's CMT Awards in Nashvi... . FILE - In this April 3, 2016 file photo, Jimi Westbrook, from left, Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman and Phillip Sweet, of Little Big Town, accepts the award for vocal group of the year at the 51st annual Ac... .

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Late last week, the inspector general of the State Department completed a yearlong investigation into the use by Hillary Clinton of a private email server for all of her official government email as secretary of state. The investigation was launched when information technology officials at the State Department under Secretary of State John Kerry learned that Clinton paid an aide to migrate her public and secret State Department email streams away from their secured government venues and onto her own, non-secure server, which was stored in her home.

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The Dixie Chicks kicked off the American leg of their MMXVI world tour last week on a, shall we say, memorable note. During a photo slideshow projected on a screen, the country group performed "Goodbye Earl" in front of a defaced photo of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.