Truesee's Daily Wonder

Truesee presents the weird, wild, wacky and world news of the day.

Sunday, December 31, 2017

 

I Still Wish Hillary Clinton Were President

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/29/opinion/why-im-still-a-nevertrumper.html


Sunday, December 31, 2017

 

The Year in Weird: 15 Unforgettable Stories in 2017 World News

http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2017/12/22/the-year-in-weird-7-unforgettable-moments-in-world-news/


Sunday, December 31, 2017

 

Jailed Russian says he was ordered to hack DNC by Kremlin and says he can prove it

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/nation-world/national/article191857354.html


Sunday, December 31, 2017

 

Cal fed court rules hs football players can't be forced to stand for national anthem

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/12/31/california-federal-court-rules-high-school-football-player-cant-be-ordered-to-stand-for-national-anthem.html


Sunday, December 31, 2017

 

Multiple Deputies Down In Denver Suburb

http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/31/us/colorado-shots-fired/index.html


Saturday, December 30, 2017

 

As Trump Golfs For Fifth Straight Day, Let's Revisit Conservative Criticisms of Obama's Golfing

https://www.mediaite.com/online/as-trump-golfs-for-fifth-straight-day-lets-revisit-conservative-criticisms-of-obamas-golfing/


Saturday, December 30, 2017

 

Police fatally wound man at his home while responding to a fake call

http://www.kake.com/story/37155947/family-identifies-man-killed-in-wichita-officer-involved-shooting

 

 

 

http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/30/us/kansas-police-shooting-swatting/index.html


Saturday, December 30, 2017

 

The Five Most Outrageous Licensing Stories of 2017

http://reason.com/blog/2017/12/30/the-five-most-outrageous-licensing-stori


Saturday, December 30, 2017

 

138 Things Trump Did While You Weren't Looking

https://www.politico.com/agenda/story/2017/12/29/138-trump-policy-changes-2017-000603?lo=ap_e1


Friday, December 29, 2017

 

Man rigs front door to get rid of pregnant girlfriend

https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5a46a9a1e4b0b0e5a7a66dd6?ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009


Friday, December 29, 2017

 

Colts May Have To Refund Fans Upset With NFL Players Kneelimg During National Amthem

http://www.breitbart.com/sports/2017/12/29/colts-refund-upset-fans-players-kneel-anthem-new-law-passed/


Friday, December 29, 2017

 

Trump Fires Entire HIV/AIDS Council Via FedEx No Reason Given

https://www.mediaite.com/online/trump-fires-entire-hivaids-council-via-fedex-no-reason-given/


Friday, December 29, 2017

 

A new craze in San Francisco called 'millionaire breakfast' bacon cost $7 a slice

http://www.businessinsider.com/we-tried-millionaires-bacon-in-sf-2017-10


Friday, December 29, 2017

 

Was Nikki Haley Duped by Russian Comics to Comment on the Island of 'Binomo'? Which Doesn't Exist

https://www.mediaite.com/online/was-nikki-haley-duped-by-russian-comics-to-comment-on-the-island-of-binomo-which-doesnt-exist/


Thursday, December 28, 2017

 

Roy Moore Rejected Again

http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/28/politics/roy-moore-files-complaint/index.html


Thursday, December 28, 2017

 

Poll: 1/2 of Minnesotans Don't Think Al Franken Should Resign

http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/366653-poll-half-of-minnesotans-dont-think-franken-should-go-through-with


Thursday, December 28, 2017

 

Trump hits Vanity Fair for apologizing for Hillary video

http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/366670-trump-hits-vanity-fair-for-apologizing-for-hillary-video


Wednesday, December 27, 2017

 

No Surprise Here: Obama Most Admired Man In America 10th Time In A Row

https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5a441fcee4b07746bd4ff752?ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009


Wednesday, December 27, 2017

 

Right Loses It Over CNN Catching Trump Golfing

https://www.dailydot.com/layer8/right-cnn-catching-trump-golfing/


Wednesday, December 27, 2017

 

Obama Warns Social Media Risks Splintering Society

https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5a43a9e8e4b0b0e5a7a406b2?ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009


Wednesday, December 27, 2017

 

Santa Barbara News Press By-line Sparks Controversy

http://www.keyt.com/news/santa-barbara-s-county/santa-barbara-news-press-paper-byline-sparks-controversy/


Tuesday, December 26, 2017

 

Two charged with attempted robbery at Police Department

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/anne-arundel/ac-cn-annapolis-police-robbery-1227-story.html


Tuesday, December 26, 2017

 

The 7 biggest political scandals of 2017

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/12/25/7-biggest-political-scandals-2017.html


Tuesday, December 26, 2017

 

How Religion Made a Global Comeback in 2017

https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2017/12/religion-trump/548780/


Tuesday, December 26, 2017

 

The Teens Trapped Between a Gang and the Law

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/01/01/the-teens-trapped-between-a-gang-and-the-law


Tuesday, December 26, 2017

 

Govt Pleads With Prince Harry Not To Invite Barack Obama To Royal Wedding

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/5210122/harry-meghan-wedding-trump-obama/


Tuesday, December 26, 2017

 

Where is Trump's cabinet? It's anybody's guess

https://www.politico.com/story/2017/12/26/trump-cabinet-agenda-secret-319046


Tuesday, December 26, 2017

 

Seven Reasons 2017 Was The Year Of The Food Stamp Turnaround

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/12/25/seven-reasons-2017-was-the-year-of-the-food-stamp-turnaround/


Tuesday, December 26, 2017

 

This 70k light display has divided one New Jersey town

http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2017/12/a_nightmare_before_christmas_has_divided_this_nj_t.html#incart_river_mobile_home


Tuesday, December 26, 2017

 

Lifelong friends find out they're actually brothers

https://www.msn.com/en-nz/news/world/lifelong-friends-find-out-theyre-actually-brothers/ar-BBHmmB1?li=BBqdg4K


Sunday, December 24, 2017

 

North Korea Threatens Trump With Cannons As Kim Jong-un Increases Fears of WW3

https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/896249/world-war-3-north-korea-kim-jong-un-donald-trump-usa-cannons


Saturday, December 23, 2017

 

WH denies NYT report claiming Trump said Haitian immigrants 'all have AIDS'

http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/23/politics/donald-trump-oval-office-immigration/index.html


Saturday, December 23, 2017

 

The Four Threats to Robert Mueller

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/21/opinion/robert-mueller-investigation.html


Saturday, December 23, 2017

 

Chuck Schumer to GOP: Expect a 'reckoning next November'

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/chuck-schumer-to-gop-expect-a-reckoning-next-november/article/2644164


Friday, December 22, 2017

 

The Democrats' Wave Could Turn Into A Flood

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-democrats-wave-could-turn-into-a-flood/


Friday, December 22, 2017

 

Christmas Sidelined at German School After Muslim Complains Over Carols

http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/12/21/christmas-sidelined-german-school-muslim-complaint-carols/


Friday, December 22, 2017

 

How Using Eminent Domain to Seize Land for a Border Wall Harms American Property Owners

http://reason.com/volokh/2017/12/14/how-using-eminent-domain-to-seize-land-f


Friday, December 22, 2017

 

Trump Has Spent More Than 100 Days On His Properties

http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/22/politics/trump-mar-a-lago-golf/index.html


Friday, December 22, 2017

 

Top Marine General: There's A War Coming

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/366174-marine-corps-commandant-theres-a-war-coming


Thursday, December 21, 2017

 

Defying Trump, U.N. General Assembly Condemns U.S. Decree on Jerusalem

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/21/world/middleeast/trump-jerusalem-united-nations.html


Thursday, December 21, 2017

 

Memphis takes bold legal action to circumvent Tenn state rule of confederate statutes

https://www.rawstory.com/2017/12/watch-memphis-takes-bold-legal-action-to-circumvent-tennessee-state-rule-and-remove-confederate-statues/


Thursday, December 21, 2017

 

Tom Brokaw Declares "We're At War" After Donald Trump Tweets Another 'Fox & Friends' Love Letter

http://deadline.com/2017/12/donald-trump-tweets-fox-friends-to-brokaw-newt-gingrich-at-war-1202231049/


Thursday, December 21, 2017

 

In Final Senate Speech, Franken Says 'We're Losing The War For Truth'

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/franken-farewell-speech-republicans


Thursday, December 21, 2017

 

Trump Can't Believe No One's Thrown A Parade In His Honor

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/12/trump-cant-believe-no-ones-thrown-a-parade-in-his-honor


Wednesday, December 20, 2017

 

Donald Trump Celebrates Tax Cut Victory

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/12/20/donald-trump-celebrates-tax-cut-victory-its-a-lot-more-fun-when-you-win/


Wednesday, December 20, 2017

 

Roy Moore Still Won't Concede Defeat

https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5a38a472e4b0860bf4aa9f13


Wednesday, December 20, 2017

 

75 Most Influential In News Media 2017

https://www.mediaite.com/online/mediaites-75-most-influential-in-news-media-2017/


Wednesday, December 20, 2017

 

CEO's don't plan to spend tax savings to create jobs

http://money.cnn.com/2017/12/19/investing/tax-plan-jobs-trump-ceo-yale-survey/index.html


Wednesday, December 20, 2017

 

Joe Lieberman: The end of lawmaker entitlement and their hush fund

http://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/365704-joe-lieberman-the-end-of-lawmaker-entitlement-and-their-hush-fund


Tuesday, December 19, 2017

 

On Trail of the Pentagons Secret U.F.O. Program

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/12/18/insider/secret-pentagon-ufo-program.html


Tuesday, December 19, 2017

 

UPDATE: House must re-vote on tax bill changes

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/12/19/house-passes-bill-cut-taxes-households-businesses/


Tuesday, December 19, 2017

 

93-Year-Old Woman Arrested For Failing To Pay Rent

http://miami.cbslocal.com/2017/12/15/elderly-woman-arrested-florida/


Monday, December 18, 2017

 

Rosie O'Donnell Goes After Sarah Huckabee Sanders

WARNING!!!!

LANGUAGE MAY BE OFFENSIVE TO SOME

 

 

https://twitchy.com/sarahd-313035/2017/12/14/rosie-odonnell-takes-artistic-swipe-at-fcking-pie-baking-lying-sack-of-sht-sarah-sanders-pic/


Monday, December 18, 2017

 

The back story behind how Obama let Hezbollah off the hook

https://www.politico.com/interactives/2017/obama-hezbollah-drug-trafficking-investigation/


Monday, December 18, 2017

 

Sarah Palin's son arrested after attacking gun toting father

https://www.mediaite.com/online/sarah-palins-son-jailed-after-attacking-gun-toting-father/


Monday, December 18, 2017

 

Amtrak train derailment in Washington State leads to multiple fatalities

http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/18/us/amtrak-derailment-washington/index.html


Monday, December 18, 2017

 

Democrats' Bill Clinton Problem

https://nypost.com/2017/12/17/democrats-bill-clinton-problem/


Sunday, December 17, 2017

 

A War Trump Won

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/16/opinion/sunday/war-trump-islamic-state.html


Sunday, December 17, 2017

 

Trump On Verge Of Collapse As 72% Think He Did Something Wrong Or Illegal With Russia

http://www.politicususa.com/2017/12/15/trump-verge-collapse-72-wrong-illegal-russia.html


Sunday, December 17, 2017

 

Al Franken drags out Senate departure only mentions 'transition' after replacement named

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/12/16/al-franken-drags-out-senate-departure-only-mentions-transition-after-replacement-named.html


Sunday, December 17, 2017

 

Ex-fed prosecutor: Trump team playing politics by accusing Mueller of illegally obtaining emails

https://www.rawstory.com/2017/12/ex-federal-prosecutor-trump-team-is-playing-politics-with-accusations-mueller-obtained-emails-illegally/


Sunday, December 17, 2017

 

Chris Christie miffed after successor poses next to cutout photo of him on NJ beach

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/12/16/christie-miffed-after-successor-poses-next-cutout-photo-him-new-jersey-beach/958743001/


Sunday, December 17, 2017

 

Criminal Santa Gets Stuck In Chimney Calls 911 For Help

http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/crime/article190119899.html


Friday, December 15, 2017

 

A Year Into The Trump Era White House Turnover Is Off The Charts

https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/a-year-into-the-trump-era-white-house-staff-turnover-is-off-the-charts


Friday, December 15, 2017

 

GOP Tax Cut Plan Is Out and Here's What's In It

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/12/15/tax-cuts/


Friday, December 15, 2017

 

Democrats want to know why Justice Department released FBI texts

https://www.politico.com/story/2017/12/14/fbi-agents-text-message-justice-department-congress-democrats-297737


Friday, December 15, 2017

 

The Memo: Omarosa's exit is headache for White House

http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/365029-the-memo-omarosas-exit-is-headache-for-white-house


Thursday, December 14, 2017

 

When Will Paul Ryan Step Down?

https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5a31ce86e4b07ff75b00274d?ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009


Thursday, December 14, 2017

 

GOP on verge of passing tax bill Marco Rubio throws a wrench in it

https://www.politico.com/story/2017/12/14/rubio-tax-reform-vote-child-tax-credit-296083


Thursday, December 14, 2017

 

Man fakes cancer to get money then fakes own death

https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/scottsdale/2017/12/14/scottdale-man-accused-cancer-fraud-also-faked-own-death-records-man-faked-cancer-get-money-then-deat/951691001/


Thursday, December 14, 2017

 

Megyn Kelly Leads Renewed Targeting of Trump

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/12/megyn_kelly_leads_renewed_targeting_of_trump.html


Thursday, December 14, 2017

 

Omarosa reportedly physically dragged out of White House after trying to enter Trump residence

https://www.mediaite.com/online/omarosa-reportedly-physically-dragged-out-of-white-house-after-trying-to-enter-trump-residence/


Wednesday, December 13, 2017

 

Al Franken back at Senate job despite upcoming departure

http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2017/12/13/al-franken-back-at-senate-job-despite-upcoming-departure/


Wednesday, December 13, 2017

 

Ann Coulter: Why I Secretly Wanted Roy Moore To Lose

http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2017/12/13/ann-coulter-secretly-wanted-roy-moore-lose-brooks-2020/


Wednesday, December 13, 2017

 

Roy Moore Won't Concede Defeat Seeks Recount

https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5a30ba9fe4b07ff75afeb013?ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009


Tuesday, December 12, 2017

 

Rex Tillerson to U S Diplomats: Russia Interfered In Election

https://www.thedailybeast.com/exclusive-rex-tillerson-in-meeting-with-us-diplomats-says-russia-interfered-in-election


Tuesday, December 12, 2017

 

Andrew McCarthy: Real Collusion Was Obama Justice Dept and Clinton Campaign

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2017/12/12/andrew_mccarthy_the_real_collusion_was_obama_justice_department_and_the_clinton_campaign.html


Tuesday, December 12, 2017

 

Charles Barkley to Alabama: Stop looking like idiots

http://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2017/12/12/charles-barkley-doug-jones-alabama-senate-roy-moore-idiots-sot-wbrc.wbrc?iid=ob_lockedrail_topeditorial


Tuesday, December 12, 2017

 

Trump Sexual Misconduct Allegations Repeated by Some Accusers

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/12/11/us/politics/trump-accused-sexual-misconduct.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage


Monday, December 11, 2017

 

How these churches figured out how to bring millennials back to worship

http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article188544194.html


Monday, December 11, 2017

 

Judge sends woman to jail on her wedding anniversary over traffic tix

https://www.ajc.com/news/local/decatur-judge-resigns-after-sending-woman-jail-over-perjury-traffic-ticket/YMqCsWUBCwkoFQvKTCbPIK/


Monday, December 11, 2017

 

Behind Trump's plan to attack the federal safety net

https://www.politico.com/story/2017/12/11/trump-welfare-reform-safety-net-288623


Monday, December 11, 2017

 

Chinese rooftopper climbs 65 stories to film viral video

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5166849/Chinese-rooftopper-unwittingly-films-death.html


Monday, December 11, 2017

 

Woman: 'I Will Kill Everybody On This Plane' After She Was Caught Smoking

http://koin.com/2017/12/10/watch-woman-threatens-to-kill-everybody-on-this-plane/


Sunday, December 10, 2017

 

Sean Hannity: Obama is "obviously sick, pathetic, and twisted in this obsession with President Trump

https://www.mediamatters.org/video/2017/12/07/sean-hannity-obama-obviously-sick-pathetic-and-twisted-obsession-president-trump/218775


Sunday, December 10, 2017

 

Roy Moore accuser admits she wrote part of yearbook inscription attributed to Ala Sen candidate

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/12/08/roy-moore-accuser-admits-forged-part-yearbook-inscription-attributed-to-alabama-senate-candidate.html


Sunday, December 10, 2017

 

Is Jeff Sessions Being Blackmailed?

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2017/12/is_jeff_sessions_being_blackmailed.html


Sunday, December 10, 2017

 

Is Donald Trump Ending American Democracy?

https://www.rawstory.com/2017/12/is-donald-trump-ending-american-democracy/


Friday, December 8, 2017

 

Flashback: WaPo document expert said forged Roy Moore yearbook consistent with one writer

http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2017/12/08/flashback-wapo-document-expert-said-forged-roy-moore-yearbook-consistent-one-writer/


Friday, December 8, 2017

 

Ex-soldier injects himself with homemade muscle bulking potion

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/freakish-ex-soldier-who-injects-11659183?service=responsive


Friday, December 8, 2017

 

Father Lashes Out At Daughter Who Downloaded Snapchat

WARNING:  GRAPHIC and EXTREME VIOLENCE!!!! 

 

 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5159671/Video-shows-dad-beating-girl-belt-shaving-head.html


Friday, December 8, 2017

 

Obama invokes Nazi Germany warning about today's politics

http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/08/politics/barack-obama-nazi-germany/index.html


Thursday, December 7, 2017

 

Al Franken announces he will resign from the Senate

https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/franken-announcement-expected-thursday-as-fellow-democrats-demand-his-resignation/2017/12/07/61b60df2-db4b-11e7-b1a8-62589434a581_story.html

 

 

Al Franken announces he will resign from the Senate

 Ed O'Keefe, Elise Viebeck and Karen Tumulty

Senate Democrats call on Franken to resign

 

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A majority of Senate Democrats on Dec. 6 called on Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) to resign as he faces multiple allegations of sexual harassment. (Bastien Inzaurralde, Jordan Frasier/The Washington Post)

A majority of Senate Democrats on Dec. 6 called on Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) to resign as he faces multiple allegations of sexual harassment. (Bastien Inzaurralde,Jordan Frasier/The Washington Post)

Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) announced on the Senate floor Thursday that he is resigning in the coming weeks following multiple allegations that he sexually harassed women.

Franken’s decision comes a day after a majority of Senate Democrats called for his resignation after determining that they could no longer tolerate his presence.

They turned on one of their party’s most popular figures with stunning swiftness, led by the Senate’s Democratic women, who were joined in short order by more than half of the Democratic caucus.

Franken struck a defiant tone during his remarks on the Senate floor.

“Some of the allegations against me simply are not true, others I remember very differently,” he said.

But Franken said the situation had become too much of a distraction and would prevent him from fully fulfilling his duties as a senator if he stayed in office.

“But this decision is not about me. It’s about the people of Minnesota,” he said. “It’s become clear that I can’t both pursue the Ethics Committee process and at the same time, remain an effective senator for them.”

He added: “I may be resigning my seat, but I am not giving up my voice.”

The announcement comes amid a reckoning on Capitol Hill over allegations of sexual harassment against powerful lawmakers.

“Enough is enough,” Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) said at a news conference. “We need to draw a line in the sand and say none of it is okay, none of it is acceptable. We as elected leaders should absolutely be held to a higher standard, not a lower standard, and we should fundamentally be valuing women. That is where this debate has to go.”

When he steps down, a replacement will be appointed by Minnesota’s Democratic governor to serve until the 2018 election.

The drive to purge Franken, coming a day after Rep. John Con­yers Jr. (D-Mich.) resigned under pressure in the House, was a dramatic indication of the political toxicity that has grown around the issue of sexual harassment in recent months.

It also stood as a stark — and deliberate — contrast with how the Republicans are handling a parallel situation in Alabama, where Roy Moore, their candidate for U.S. Senate in next week’s special election, is accused by women of pursuing them when they were teenagers and he was in his 30s.

Although most of the alleged actions took place before he was a senator, Franken was becoming a growing liability to his party, and Republicans had seized upon the allegations against him.

At Moore’s Tuesday night rally, conservative pundit Gina Loudon declared that Republicans did not need lectures on morality from Democrats who had struggled with their own sex scandals, and cited both Conyers and Franken.

President Trump, himself the target of multiple allegations of sexual assault, has enthusiastically endorsed Moore, and the Republican Party is once again pouring money into the race after initially pulling back. Leading Senate Republicans have also toned down their negative comments about Moore, saying his fate should be up to the voters of Alabama and — if he is elected — the Senate Ethics Committee.

“I’m looking for where are the Republican voices? Where is their outrage?” Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) said on CNN.

Republican leaders remained quiet amid the developments.

Asked about Franken on Wednesday, Senate GOP Whip John Cornyn (Tex.) said he would “leave it up to [Democrats] to deal with members of their own party.”

The move by Senate Democrats to oust Franken marked a dramatic turnaround in the fortunes of the onetime “Saturday Night Live” star. The senator from Minnesota had emerged as one of the Trump administration’s sharpest foils on Capitol Hill — and as a potential 2020 presidential contender.

Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) stood in front of journalists outside his Capitol Hill office on Nov. 27 to comment on the sexual harassment allegations against him. (Melina Mara/The Washington Post)

Over the past three weeks, more than a half-dozen women have accused Franken of unwanted advances and touching. He apologized, saying in some cases that he had not intended to give offense and in others that he did not recall events as the women did.

The latest allegation against Franken came in a report published Wednesday by Politico. A former congressional aide whose name was withheld by the publication claimed that Franken had tried to forcibly kiss her after a taping of his radio show in 2006, two years before his election to the Senate.

The woman claimed that Franken had told her, “It’s my right as an entertainer.”

Franken’s alleged offenses were arguably less serious than those attributed to Moore, or to Conyers, the longest-serving member of Congress, who was accused of demanding sexual favors from the women who worked for him. Until late last week, it appeared that Franken’s fellow Democrats would allow his case to work its way through the Senate Ethics Committee, a process that would take months and perhaps years to reach a resolution.

As recently as Nov. 26, Sen. Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.), the Senate’s second-ranking Democrat, argued on CNN: “Al Franken has acknowledged what he did was wrong, and it was wrong. He has also submitted his whole case to the Senate Ethics Committee. I think that was the right thing to do. Let’s have a hearing, an investigation. Let’s let this really reach whatever conclusion it is going to reach, but through a due process.”

But on Wednesday, Durbin expressed no such forbearance. “Senator Franken’s conduct was wrong. He has admitted to it. And he should resign from the Senate.”

Even as Senate Democrats expressed support publicly for leaving Franken’s fate in the hands of the Ethics Committee, his female colleagues were increasingly unsettled as new accusers went public.

“People were at the edge of their patience with this. They’d had enough. One more allegation was going to be it,” said one senior aide, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe private deliberations.

Another said female Democratic senators had been discussing it among themselves “on the Senate floor, even in the ladies’ room.”

“Many people have been talking about this for some time,” Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) said. “It wasn’t coordinated. It just happened.”

Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), who has served in the Senate longer than most of her female colleagues, said it was “significant that the women on his side of the aisle led the way” and added that she believed the latest allegation was “in some ways the final straw for people.”

Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.), joined at left by Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), meets reporters following a closed-door strategy session on Capitol Hill on Tuesday. (J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press)

Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.), who had stood by his friend in the wake of the allegations, called Franken after the Politico story broke early Wednesday and told him directly he had to resign, according to a person familiar with the call, who added that this came before other senators began calling for him to step down.

Schumer also met with Franken and his wife at the leader’s apartment early afternoon to discuss resigning. The session ended without a firm commitment from Franken to do so, said the source, who was granted anonymity to speak frankly about the private exchange.

In recent days — before Wednesday’s report — Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), who has known Franken for nearly two decades, had also told Franken he needed to step down, aides familiar with their discussions said. On Wednesday, Warren issued a short public statement, saying, “I think he should resign.”

Franken had staved off public calls for his ouster last week, according to a person who has been in touch with the senator and his staff in recent days.

There was a “mad rush” last week to call on Franken to resign when more allegations surfaced, said the person, who was granted anonymity to speak frankly about private discussions. “I think that people were talked off the ledge at that point and wanted to recollect and figure out if the Senate Ethics investigation should just move forward.”

But, “I’m pretty sure that Al should have known that if there was another story that came out that there’d be a mass exodus away from him.”

Outside the chamber, growing numbers of Democrats had been making the case that it was untenable for Franken to remain in the Senate if their party hoped to maintain the high ground on the issue.

Among those calling for Franken to step down was Doug Jones, Moore’s Democratic opponent in Alabama.

And though she did not mention Franken by name, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) had declared a policy of “zero tolerance” when she called last week for Conyers to leave the House. On Wednesday, Pelosi declared that she was “very proud of the fact that people are taking this matter head on and are trusting women who come forward, what they have to say.”

 

 

 

 

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

 

Trump administration twists anti discrimination law to claim the KKK is a protected class

https://www.rawstory.com/2017/12/trump-administration-twists-anti-discrimination-law-to-claim-the-kkk-is-a-protected-class/


Thursday, December 7, 2017

 

Chris Christie Reveals Why He Was Pushed Off Trump Transition Team

http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2017/12/the_significant_reason_christie_was_pushed_off_tru.html


Thursday, December 7, 2017

 

Utah 'Monument' Was a Reward to a Clinton Donor

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/12/utah_monument_was_a_reward_to_a_clinton_donor.html


Wednesday, December 6, 2017

 

Paul Ryan: Republicans to target welfare, Medicare, Medicaid spending in 2018

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/12/01/gop-eyes-post-tax-cut-changes-to-welfare-medicare-and-social-security/?tid=pm_pop


Wednesday, December 6, 2017

 

John Conyers' Resignation 50 Years Too Late

http://www.wnd.com/2017/12/conyers-resignation-50-years-too-late/


Wednesday, December 6, 2017

 

Doug Jones attacks: Moore belongs in prison not the U.S. Senate

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/elections/doug-jones-attacks-moore-belongs-prison-not-u-s-senate-n826756


Wednesday, December 6, 2017

 

Police Release Body Cam Footage Of GOP Senator Found In A Compromising Situation

http://politicaldig.com/oklahoma-police-release-body-cam-footage-showing-gop-senator-in-hotel-with-teen-boy/


Wednesday, December 6, 2017

 

DNC Chair Tom Perez joins Democratic senators call for Franken to resign

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/dnc-chair-tom-perez-joins-democratic-senators-call-for-franken-to-resign/article/2642714


Tuesday, December 5, 2017

 

Erdogan: Recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital is 'red line' for Muslims

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/12/05/erdogan-recognizing-jerusalem-as-israel-s-capital-is-red-line-for-muslims.html?ICID=ref_fark


Tuesday, December 5, 2017

 

NAACP Denounces Trump Attending Civil Rights Museum Opening: His Record on Race Is Abysmal

https://www.mediaite.com/online/naacp-denounces-trump-attending-civil-rights-museums-opening-his-record-on-race-is-abysmal/


Tuesday, December 5, 2017

 

John Conyers: "I'm Retiring Today!"

http://www.breitbart.com/video/2017/12/05/conyers-i-am-retiring-today/


Monday, December 4, 2017

 

'Go Get 'Em Roy' Donald Trump Phones Roy Moore to Offer Support

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/12/04/go-get-em-roy-donald-trump-phones-roy-moore-offer-support/


Monday, December 4, 2017

 

Supreme Court lets full Trump travel ban take effect

http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/04/politics/supreme-court-travel-ban/index.html


Monday, December 4, 2017

 

'Christmas is about Jesus': Pastor ruins Christmas for kids tells them Santa isn't real

https://www.rawstory.com/2017/12/christmas-is-about-jesus-pastor-ruins-christmas-for-kids-by-telling-them-santa-isnt-real/


Monday, December 4, 2017

 

Hillary Clinton Should Run For Tom Cotton's Seat

https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/12/03/clinton-should-run-for-tom-cottons-senate-seat-216001


Monday, December 4, 2017

 

Donald Trump Defends Michael Flynn by Saying Hillary Clinton Is The Real Liar

https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5a255146e4b03c44072ed3e1?ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009


Sunday, December 3, 2017

 

Here's why you won't see bell ringers outside of some stores this Christmas

http://www.foxcarolina.com/story/36954376/heres-why-you-wont-see-bell-ringers-outside-belk-this-christmas


Sunday, December 3, 2017

 

Ravens, NFL scramble as fans stay home

http://www.baltimoresun.com/business/bs-bz-ravens-tickets-20171130-story.html#nt=oft12aH-1gp2


Saturday, December 2, 2017

 

Protestors Chant 'Lock Him Up' As Trump Motorcade Drives Through New York

http://www.newsweek.com/protesters-chant-lock-him-trump-new-york-turning-presidents-anti-clinton-729457


Friday, December 1, 2017

 

Locker Room Talk, Part II; Trump Reportedly Bragged 'Nothing in the World Like First Rate P'

https://www.mediaite.com/trump/locker-room-talk-part-ii-trump-reportedly-bragged-nothing-in-the-world-like-first-rate-pssy/


Friday, December 1, 2017

 

A year ago Trump promised Carrier workers help we're still waiting

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/posteverything/wp/2017/11/29/a-year-ago-trump-promised-carrier-workers-help-were-still-waiting/


Friday, December 1, 2017

 

Gay GOP group urges 'good Christians' to oppose Roy Moore

http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/362798-gay-gop-group-urges-good-christians-to-oppose-moore


Friday, December 1, 2017

 

Mitch McConnell: No One Allowed To Read Tax Bill Until After It Passes

http://www.politicususa.com/2017/12/01/mitch-mcconnell-admitted-allowed-read-tax-cut-bill-passes.html


Friday, December 1, 2017

 

Flynn pleads guilty to lying to FBi

http://www.wnd.com/2017/12/flynn-to-plead-guilty-to-lying-to-fbi/?cat_orig=world


Friday, December 1, 2017

 

Baltimore police commiss asks FBI to take over investigation of Det. Sean Suiter's death

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/crime/bs-md-ci-suiter-police-update-20171201-story.html


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