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Democrat Edwards will face runoff in Louisiana governor's race

Source: Politico

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards, a Democrat, fell short of the majority of the vote needed to clinch reelection in Saturday's all-party primary and will face Republican businessman Eddie Rispone in a one-on-one general election next month.

Edwards was unable to pass the 50 percent threshold; he received 47 percent of the votes cast, according to the AP, with 99 percent of precincts reporting. Rispone, meanwhile, held off a fellow Republican, Rep. Ralph Abraham, 27 percent to 24 percent, to capture second place and earn a head-to-head shot against Edwards on Nov. 16.

The outcome of the primary sets up a potentially very competitive general election. While pre-primary polls showed Edwards with significant leads over both Republicans in possible runoffs, GOP candidates combined for more than half the vote on Saturday.

"Over half of Louisiana voters went to the polls today and cast a ballot for someone other than John Bel Edwards," noted Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts, the chairman of the Republican Governors Association, who added that Rispone "will unite Republicans and all Louisianans who want to build a better future for their state."

Read more: https://www.politico.com/news/2019/10/12/democrat-edwards-will-face-runoff-in-louisiana-governors-race-000285



Updated.

If Hillary Clinton had won and took office, do you think she would have renominated Merrick Garland?

Or do you think she would have nominated her own pick to the Supreme Court? Also, since the Senate Republicans retained their majority, do you think Mitch would have help up the vote for four years? That might have been a lot to do, there would be huge backlash.

ROB GARRISON 'KARATE KID' ACTOR DEAD AT 59

Source: TMZ

Robert Garrison -- the actor best known for playing Tommy in "The Karate Kid" and its sequel -- has died ... according to his family.

Garrison's sister-in-law tells TMZ ... he died Friday morning at a hospital in West Virginia. She says his passing wasn't sudden -- he had been in the hospital for over a month dealing with kidney and liver issues.

We're told the family is currently working on funeral arrangements.

Rob began as a child actor in the late '70s before landing a big role in the hit 1984 karate movie starring Ralph Macchio. Garrison played Tommy in the first film and "The Karate Kid Part II" ... he's the Cobra Kai member who famously yells, "Get him a body bag! Yeah!"

Read more: https://www.tmz.com/2019/09/27/karate-kid-actor-robert-garrison-dies-dead-played-tommy/



Cobra Kai never die. RIP.

VanDyke nominated for 9th Circuit Court seat

President Donald Trump has proposed a former Montana solicitor general to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.

Trump said Friday he would nominate Lawrence VanDyke, 46, who now serves as a deputy assistant attorney general for the environment and natural resources division at the U.S. Department of Justice. Nominees must be confirmed by the U.S. Senate, which now has a Republican majority.

From 2015 to 2019, VanDyke was the Nevada solicitor general, where he served as the state’s top appellate attorney and litigated cases on behalf of the state of Nevada in the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, Nevada Supreme Court and state and federal district courts, Trump said.

Before that, VanDyke served as the solicitor general of Montana. He was a candidate for the Supreme Court of Montana in 2014 but lost to Mike Wheat. He is married and has three children.



https://www.greatfallstribune.com/story/news/2019/09/23/president-nominates-vandyke-9th-circuit-seat

Ugg, 150 federal judges confirmed so far...and he has a free ride in the Senate for at least the next 16 months.

Troy Davis was executed by the state of Georgia 8 years ago last night

I still think he may have been innocent. Here are his last words:

"Well, first of all I'd like to address the MacPhail family. I'd like to let you all know, despite the situation – I know all of you are still convinced that I'm the person that killed your father, your son and your brother, but I am innocent. The incident that happened that night was not my fault. I did not have a gun that night. I did not shoot your family member. But I am so sorry for your loss. I really am – sincerely. All I can ask is that each of you look deeper into this case, so that you really will finally see the truth. I ask my family and friends that you all continue to pray, that you all continue to forgive. Continue to fight this fight. For those about to take my life, may God have mercy on all of your souls. God bless you all."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troy_Davis

Patrick Swayze died 10 years ago

I'm a day late actually, because he passed away on September 14, 2009. RIP sir.

Have a question about Medicare for all

Right now I'm making under $40,000 a year. Healthcare for me would be roughly $320 a month, with the ACA, and that's just basic coverage. It still costs money to get sick.

So, it if were repealed and replaced by Medicare for all, would it be completely free for myself and others in my income range? Would medicine cost $1?

NOAA backs Trump on Alabama hurricane forecast, rebukes Weather Service for accurately contradicting

Source: The Washington Post

The federal agency that oversees the National Weather Service has sided with President Trump over its own scientists in the ongoing controversy over whether Alabama was at risk of a direct hit from Hurricane Dorian.

In a statement released Friday afternoon, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) stated Alabama was in fact threatened by the storm at the time Trump tweeted Alabama would “most likely be hit (much) harder than anticipated.”

Referencing archived hurricane advisories, the NOAA statement said that information provided to the president and the public between Aug. 28 and Sept. 2 “demonstrated that tropical-storm-force winds from Hurricane Dorian could impact Alabama."

In an unusual move, the statement also admonished its National Weather Service office in Birmingham, Ala., which had released a tweet contradicting Trump’s claim and stating, “Alabama will NOT see any impacts from #Dorian.”

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2019/09/06/noaa-backs-president-trump-alabama-hurricane-forecast-rebukes-weather-service-office-that-accurately-contradicted-him/

Will our VP pick be someone that's running for President now?

History says no. Let's see some recent races:

2016: Clinton picked Tim Kaine and Trump picked Mike Pence. Both not running that year.

2012: Romney picked Paul Ryan. Not running.

2008: Obama picked Joe Biden and McCain picked Sarah Palin. Biden was running that year.

2004: Kerry picked John Edwards. He was running that year.

2000: Bush picked Dick Cheney and Gore picked Joe Liberman. Both not running.

1996: Dole picked Jack Kemp. Not running (although he did in in 1988, but I'm counting same election only).

1992: Clinton picks Al Gore. Not running (he did in 1988).

1988: Dukakis picks Lloyd Bentsen. Not running (although he did in 1976)

1984: Mondale picks Geraldine Ferraro. Not running.

So in the past 35 years, between both Parties it's happened only twice and back to back by us, in 2004 and 2008. Will it happen again in 2020?

Jeffrey Epstein hung painting of Bill Clinton in drag in his home

(JTA) — Jeffrey Epstein had an oil painting of former President Bill Clinton dressed in drag prominently displayed in his Manhattan townhouse.

The Daily Mail reported Wednesday that the painting featured the former American leader lounging in a blue dress in the Oval Office. A blue dress played a prominent role in Clinton’s own sex scandal — his affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky. The painting was identified as “Parsing Bill” by artist Petrina Ryan-Kleid.

Epstein, a Jewish financier, hanged himself in a New York jail over the weekend while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges.

Clinton and Epstein had numerous contacts over the years, with the former president even riding on Epstein’s private plane on more than one occasion.

http://www.jta.org/quick-reads/jeffrey-epstein-hung-painting-of-bill-clinton-in-drag-in-his-home



Don't look too deep into this. Perhaps he hung it up to mock Clinton because he refused his offers?
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