Doug Jones beats child predator in Alabama race for the Senate

In a shocking turn of events in deep red Alabama, Democratic nominee Doug Jones beat Republican Roy Moore in the states special election for the Senate seat.  The pro-choice Democrat beat the pro-life candidate in a narrow race with the results at 50% – 49.8%.

 

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Results via CNN

 

This race was expected to be heated from the start after allegations starting popping up against Roy Moore about him being attracted and advancing girls as young as 12 years-old while he was in his 30’s. On top of that, a cop has come out saying how they had a specific duty of keeping Moore away from the local mall because he would approach young girls. But Moore & his supporters have turned a blind eye saying it was okay because at the time people could marry at the ages of 13 or 14.  These people were seriously defending pedophilia because it was legal at the time.

 

President Donald Trump also tweeted out to congratulate Jones on his victory also saying Republicans will have another shot at the seat in the near future. In all of his tweets, this one seemed to be tamer than people were expecting from him.

 

 

 

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Via Donald Trumps Twitter feed

 

The seat that the two were running for was previously Jeff Sessions before becoming Attorney General under the Trump administration. The last election Jeff Sessions ran in was 2014 against only a write-in candidate that got 2.7% of the vote, leaving Sessions the winner holding 97.3% of the vote.

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The fact that Doug Jones was able to win this seat shows that people are getting involved in politics and won’t stand for criminals & predators to hold seats that decide the laws.

Jones promises a living wage for the citizens of Alabama, investing & fixing the crumbling school system, a clean energy plan, justice reform and protecting civil rights.

The age of Trump has died within his first year of being in office. 2018 leaves open a number of important seats for the GOP and we are seeing voters turn out in large numbers against their agenda.


patrick

 

 

Former Trump aides enter FBI custody

Former campaign manager for United States President Donald Trump Paul Manafort and associate Rick Gates turned themselves over to the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Monday.

This comes amid a probe into allegations regarding Russia’s influence on the 2016 presidential election.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller charged Mr. Manafort and Mr. Gates with a 12-point indictment that includes conspiracy against the US and conspiracy to launder money.


Read the full indictment


Beyond these two charges, the pair faces the following: unregistered agent of a foreign principal, false and misleading FARA statements and seven counts of failure to disclosed foreign bank and financial accounts.

Mr. Trump responded on Twitter a few hours after the charges were laid out, saying “sorry, but this is years ago, before Paul Manafort was part of the Trump campaign”.

He also called for investigation focus on “crooked” former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party.

 

The president followed up with a second tweet saying there is “no collusion!”

The indictment revealed that former foreign affairs aide to Mr. Trump George Papadopoulos secretly plead guilty in lying to FBI agents during the investigation.

Manafort and Gates will appear in court at 1:30 pm ET.

The White House has yet to formally respond to the incidents.


More details to follow. Image 1 of Paul Manafort from CNN.


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Controversial EPA nominees approved by Senate

On Wednesday, the Environmental Protection Agency and the United States Senate approved four nominees for key posts at the EPA including one, who will head the agency’s office of chemical safety, with ties to the chemical industry.

Senator Tom Carper, the top Democrat on the committee, said two of the nominees gave him cause for “grave concern” Bill Wehrum, nominated for assistant administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation, and Michael Dourson to head the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention.

He also said that Dourson was “one of the most troubling nominees I have ever considered during my time on the committee.”

Senator James Inhofe of Oklahoma, whose state economy has a lot of oil business in it, the panel’s senior Republican, was very happy about the passage of the nominees and urged the Senate to confirm so they can “improve public health within the scope of the EPA’s authority.”

Republicans said that the EPA under former President Barack Obama had overstepped its authority to regulate. President Donald Trump’s EPA advisor Scott Pruitt said the agency had an “activist agenda” under Barack Obama’s administration.

Pruitt has been working to do away with rules and regulation instated and approved by the Obama administration including getting rid of the Clean Power Plan and is trying to alleviate the restrictions on emissions linked to climate change.

Pruitt had sued the agency multiple times when he was the attorney general of Oklahoma.

Jeff Holmstead, head of EPA air and radiation office under former President George W. Bush said that Wehrum is the “ideal person to shepherd Administrator Pruitt’s reforms through the regulatory process.”

Environmental activists have called upon the Senate as a whole “All four of these nominees, especially Wehrum and Durson, would accelerate Scott Pruitt’s mission to dismantle the EPA from the inside.” said Sarah Chieffo, vice president for government affairs at the League of Conservation Voters.

The other two nominees approved by the Senate today are Matthew Leopold for assistant administrator for the Office of General Counsel, and David Ross for the Office of Water.


More details to follow.


gavin