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Representative-elect Ocasio-Cortez is a Russian crawler, according to a brand-new batsh * t concept by Democrat Jen Kirkman.

The comic entered into complete crisis on Twitter today, declaring that anti-establishment political leader Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a Russian operative.

Rt.com records: Representative-elect Ocasio-Cortez is an increasing celebrity of dynamic national politics, whose method to nationwide prestige started after she beat experienced congressman Joe Crowley in an Autonomous primary. She works on a dynamic system and also desires similarly-minded individuals to obtain chosen similarly she did– by testing centrist Democrats and also hence moving the whole event to the left.

According to Kirkman, this is all a secret scheme of Russian Head of state Vladimir Putin, that intends to split the Democratic Celebration and also ” take control of America.” On Sunday, she shared her uncertainties concerning the political leader with her 260,000 Twitter fans in a long string that has actually given that go viral.

Browsing via the story is rather difficult, so right here is the brief variation. Ocasio-Cortez states Democrats ought to concentrate on problems pertinent to citizens as opposed to Trump-bashing and also Robert Mueller’s probe. As well as she likewise intends to test fellow Democrats via primaries. Kirkman assumes or else, yet when she speaks up she obtains slammed by what she thinks to be Russian robots.

Which implies Putin safeguards Ocasio-Cortez and also she and also her advocates are simply trustful devices of the ‘Russian Energetic Steps’ (yes, they need to be taken advantage of, due to the fact that obviously lowercased energetic steps are not frightening sufficient, for Kirkman). She recognizes everything about energetic steps. She when was a ” radicalized” follower of Bernie Sanders, believed Environment-friendly Celebration’s Jill Stein ” was official” and also thought NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden to be a hero. Evidently they all ended up being Putin’s devices, due to the fact that currently she recognizes far better.

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As well as currently a disappointed and also politically fully grown Kirkman is actually unfortunate when she is called a centrist. As well as she is ” attempting to be a voice for affordable individuals that recognize from years of advocacy and also the fundamental understanding of federal government that it’s OUTRAGEOUS to war your event stating they care way too much concerning the requisition of America by Putin.”

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Ideally, this was all some sort of tryout for MSNBC’s expanded Russiagate protection, due to the fact that if that tirade went from an all-time low of Kirkman’s heart, it’s actually troubling. Although the comic’s unsupported claims barely stands apart amongst what originates from centrist Democrats nowadays. All a lot of of them prefer to condemn Russia for Trump’s win and also brand name any individual testing their favored status Putin’s devices, “helpful morons” and also various other disparaging names than make a change.

Why that is taking place is an additional issue. One can condemn ideological rigidness, failure to self-reflect or commonplace concern of shedding company contributor loan over recommending a plan that the general public desires and also the companies despise. Best of luck wanting the Russia probe to obtain you a nationwide medical care system, Jen.

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Republican senators won’t budge on debt limit increase as Democrats push big spending bill

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WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) — Democrats and Republicans are facing off over whether to increase the nation’s debt limit. 

Democrats are moving to pass the increase along with a bill to fund the government. But Republicans say Democrats need to do it all—on their own.

“I’m not voting for something that’s gonna raise the debt ceiling,” Sen. Rick Scott R-Florida said Wednesday. 

Republicans, like Scott, aren’t budging on increasing the debt limit despite the predicted economic fallout. 

“Is it worth the risk of putting so many lives or jobs in jeopardy?” Washington Correspondent Kellie Meyer asked Scott Wednesday. 

“Well, the Democrats can do this on their own, they just don’t want to,” Scott said. 

Republicans said Democrats should use the same process they are trying to use to pass a multi-trillion-dollar spending bill. 

The House passed a bill on Tuesday that both funds the government and raises the debt ceiling. 

But Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said that won’t work in the Senate. 

“Don’t play Russian roulette without economy,” Sen. McConnell R-Kentucky said Wednesday. 

If Republicans won’t increase the debt limit, Democrats will have to decide if they’re going to keep the debt limit increase attached to the government funding bill—risking a potential government shutdown.

“Republicans are trying a dine and dash of historic proportions,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said Tuesday.

He slammed Republican’s refusal because a part of the needed increase is a result of the COVID-19 relief bill, which Republicans supported.

“Nothing would be more irresponsible than messing with the full faith and credit of the United States,” Virginia Senator Mark Warner D- Virginia said Tuesday.

Warner said if Congress defaults the consequences would be costly and is hitting back at Republicans.

“Do the right thing and let’s raise the debt ceiling,” Warner said.

A vote on the debt limit and government funding is expected by the end of the week.

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CSU Pueblo student arrested after weapons, ammo found inside truck, apartment

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Pueblo County detectives arrested a student at Colorado State University Pueblo Tuesday after he was discovered to have several guns and hundreds of rounds of ammunition inside his truck and on-campus apartment.

The Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office arrested Robert James Killis, 24, for unlawfully carrying or possessing a weapon on a university campus Tuesday after detectives executed a search warrant at his Walking Stick Village apartment Tuesday.

The sheriff’s office said Killis had recently threatened staff and students at the university. He had previous military experienced, and the sheriff’s office said witnesses told investigators he was talking about buying body armor, rifles, shotguns and other guns “and saying that he liked to kill people.”

On Monday, according to the sheriff’s office, detectives started monitoring Killis and could see an ammunition box, bulletproof vest and a case sitting out in the open inside his pickup truck.

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Clifton Park installing new pedestrian signals, crosswalks in Exit 9 area

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CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Clifton Park is expanding pedestrian access and safety in the area around Exit 9. The town secured $440,00 through a grant from the New York State DOT Pedestrian Safety Action Plan to complete improvements to multiple crosswalks. 

The improvements include new pedestrian signals with countdown times and push buttons. Crosswalks will also be replaced with high visibility marking and curb ramps. The town says the crosswalks will be accessible for those with disabilities.

The improvements will be completed in the following locations:

  • Intersection of Clifton Park Center Road, Clifton Country Road and Hollandale Lane – There will be 4 new crosswalks added at this location, and the median on the north approach will be extended to provide a pedestrian refuge.
  • Intersection of Clifton Park Center Road and Sitterly Road – There is one existing crosswalk at this intersection that will be upgraded.
  • Intersection of Clifton Park Center Road and Moe Road – There is one existing crosswalk at this intersection that will be upgraded.
  • Intersection of Clifton Park Center Road and Vischers Ferry Road – There are four existing crosswalks at this intersection that will be upgraded.
  • Intersection of Clifton Country Road and McDonough Way – There is one existing crosswalk at this intersection that will be upgraded.

The following uncontrolled crossings were selected for funding:

  • Intersection of Clifton Country Road and Wall Street
  • Clifton Country Road Mid-block Crossing
  • Clifton Park Center Road and School Drive

Construction crews will be working through the Fall.  The town urges motorists to use caution near construction zones for the safety of workers, pedestrians and fellow motorists.

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Local real estate update: Is it still a seller’s market?

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BALLSTON LAKE, N.Y. (NEWS10) —The real estate market has been hot since the pandemic began—low inventory and high prices. However, some new trends could mean the market is cooling off.

Since the pandemic began, the Capital Region has had fewer houses on the market.

“We’ve been seeing low inventory,” Lisa Wallock, Associate Broker for RE/MAX Platinum, said. “We’ve been seeing multiple offers. We’ve been seeing escalation clauses. The numbers have been crazy.”

According to RE/MAX’s August 2021 Housing Report, New York State’s month’s supply of inventory is down 23.4% this August compared to August 2020.

Beth Kayser, CPA, said she plans to put her house on Hunter Hill Road in Ballston Lake up for sale in just a few days.

“It’s an emotional decision, the amount of fun times we’ve had here,” Kayser said.

The median sales price continued to climb in August. The average home price was $395,000 in August 2020 compared to $204,000 last August. Meaning, the median sale price went up 29.9 percent.

“It’s been a lot of work to make sure it’s in pristine condition and ready for sale. I want to get the best price for my house,” Kayser said.

Although it’s still a seller’s market, Wallock said she’d seen a shift in the other direction on a local level.

Because the prices are so high, buyers expect perfection. Therefore, when houses don’t come up to snuff after inspection, buyers back out of their contracts. That means more homes are coming back on the market.

Some sellers are having a hard time fixing those issues on their property. Whether it’s before or after inspection, a backlog in construction materials and labor can hold them back.

“I’m very nervous about what will happen,” Kayser said. “What will happen with the market; It’s unsure,” Kayser said.

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House Democrats push abortion rights bill

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WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) — House Democrats are teeing up a vote on a sweeping abortion bill. The push comes as Democrats try to combat a wave of state laws looking to restrict abortion access as early as six weeks.

This is the latest effort from Democrats in Washington eager to combat what they call an assault on women’s reproductive rights.

House Democrats are hoping to pass their plan as early as this Friday.

“Women’s lives are at risk,” said Rep. Sylvia Garcia, D-Texas. “Women’s freedom to choose what to do with their bodies is hanging on by a thread.”

House Democrats are moving full steam ahead with the bill to protect and expand access to abortions in all 50 states.

Garcia says the bill is necessary to help women in states like Texas, which recently banned all abortions after about six weeks of pregnancy.

“This is outrageous. It must be stopped,” she said.

Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., says Congress needs to step in because the Supreme Court failed to strike down the Texas law.

“Most people don’t even know if they’re pregnant at six weeks,” Maloney. “The court has shown that we cannot depend on it to protect our rights.”

While the plan is expected to pass the House, Democrats do not have nearly enough Republican support in the Senate.

Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., says the American people stand with the GOP.

“The most anti-life legislation ever to be considered in the United States Congress,” Thune said. “A strong majority of Americans support at least some restrictions on abortion.”

Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., says he welcomes a debate on the Senate floor.

“I think that Roe versus Wade was wrongly decided, I think the federal government should not be in the business of mandating abortion on demand across the country,” Hawley said.

The Biden administration endorsed the Democratic proposal this week and already launched a lawsuit to fight the abortion ban in Texas.

While a vote is scheduled in the House, Democrats have not yet scheduled a vote in the Senate.

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Rochester man charged in hatchet murder back in custody after ‘Less is More’ release

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — According to authorities, a Rochester man who was in custody awaiting prosecution was released from Monroe County Jail on Tuesday as a result of the new “Less is More” law.

Joseph Rivera, 21, is facing a second-degree murder charge for the killing of Heather Majors, who died from her injuries after being brutally attacked with a hatchet. The 47-year-old victim was attacked in her apartment on July 10. Rivera, who had multiple parole violations, was identified as a suspect during the investigation and remanded into custody until December.

Rochester’s Major Crime Investigators said they were completely unaware of Rivera’s release and later requested the U.S. Marshals Violent Felony Fugitive Task Force to find the suspect and arrest him again. Rivera was eventually found on Eastman Avenue around 7 p.m. Tuesday and brought back into custody.

The Monroe County Police Chiefs Association said Rivera was among 17 people released from the Monroe County Jail Tuesday as part of “Less is More.” The law, signed Friday, eliminates jail time for most nonviolent parole violations.

Beginning in March, people on parole will no longer be jailed for technical parole violations, such as being late to a parole appointment, missing curfew, or failing to inform a parole officer of a job change. It is not immediately clear how Rivera was released, as he does not appear eligible to qualify.

Gates Police Chief James VanBrederode, who is president of the Monroe County Police Chiefs Association, said 22 people in the Monroe County Jail were ordered to be released under the new law. Of that 22, five stayed in jail on what he called “unrelated charges.”

“These are all little rules that we put in place to keep them on a straight and narrow lifestyle,” VanBrederode said of the violations. “We have found that when they start to violate those technical violations, they end up going off and getting themselves rearrested.”

VanBrederode went on to claim jailing people on parole for committing technical violations was in fact effective in preventing people from being jailed. “Those technical violations were a very good tool to keep them straight and keep them honest and keep them out of jail,” he said.

“When somebody starts testing positive for drugs, when they start staying out until 11 o’clock at night, they’re heading down the wrong path. The whole purpose of those technical violations was to kind of wake them up, say ‘Hey, stop what you’re doing. We’re going to hold you in custody for a week, two weeks, to kind of drive home that discipline issue.’”

VanBrederode said the local police chiefs were not told about the law or its effect until after it was signed. He said some of the people released under the law were involved in active investigations. “If we knew this was coming, we could lodge charges before they were released,” he said.

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US lawmakers and experts worry about kids and COVID-19

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WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) — United States lawmakers say not enough is being done to protect children during the pandemic.

“Communities and families are now struggling with the delta variant, a far more infectious version of the virus,” Rep. Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) said.

Pallone says local leaders need to be more responsible, especially for those too young to be vaccinated.

“The state and local actions that ignore or even contradict the science put our children at risk and undermine our ability to end the pandemic,” Pallone said.

The American Academy of Pediatrics reports that children now represent 25% of the country’s new COVID-19 cases and encourages schools to keep up mitigation efforts.

“To keep the school communities safe until vaccination rates are high enough to significantly reduce the spread of COVID-19,” AAP President Dr. Lee Beers said.

While opinions around masks and social distancing are still divided, lawmakers and experts agree other underlying issues are a huge concern. Rep. Morgan Griffith (R-Va.) says there should be more attention on mental health.

“Many of our children are suffering from elevated levels of anxiety, depression, obesity and eating disorders or lagging in educational, social development resulting from the pandemic and school closures,” Griffith said.

“School psychologists are critical to overcome learning loss and address behavioral health issues effectively,” American Psychological Association CEO Arthur Evans said.

Pfizer reported its vaccine had a positive response in young children and lawmakers say FDA approval for children under 12, will help relieve a huge burden from kids and their parents.

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Mike Schmidt: Bryce Harper is clear MVP, he’s Pete Rose with power

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It’s that time of the baseball year again, the individual award season. Who’s the MVP? Who’s the Cy Young winner? Rookie of the Year?

Does the MVP have to come from a team in the postseason? Does MVP mean “most valuable player to a team” or “best player in the league”? There’s never been a clear-cut answer to these.

I’ve got one clear-cut answer for you: Bryce Harper is THE most valuable player to his team in the National League. He’s the clear-cut MVP if the definition is truly Most VALUABLE Player.

Shouldn’t this award go to the position player whose team would be most at a loss without him? The Braves have Freddie Freeman, Ozzie Albies and Austin Riley, all at 30 homers or more. The Braves would contend if they lost any one of them. Max Muncy, a Dodgers candidate, is near 35 HRs and 90 RBIs, and Justin Turner and Will Smith each have 25 homers and upward of 80 RBIs, a pretty solid threesome.

Fernando Tatis Jr., with nearly 40 HRs and 100 RBIs, has had a magnificent year, some would say an MVP-caliber year. But he has support from Manny Machado, who will have 30 HRs and 100 RBIs, and the Padres have all but fallen out postseason contention. The Giants, a nice surprise in the NL, are getting big contributions from Buster Posey, Brandon Crawford and Brandon Belt.

Bryce Harper is an enigma. You either love him or hate him, as they say. He plays every day and he plays hard. He loves pressure and is not afraid to fail, and he puts “it” out there — “it” meaning he knows he’s the center of attention and enjoys being “the man.” Most players don’t have that kind of talent, or don’t want the pressure.

I can sum this all up: He is today’s Pete Rose with power.

From opening day till August 1, Harper would agree he was at best a mediocre player. He still looked much like the player he was in DC, where he couldn’t get away from that “all or nothing” trap. Occasional headlines, but consistent inconsistency. It’s easy to do that these days with the emphasis on the long ball.

He did not make the All-Star team with a .282 average, 15 HRs and 34 RBIs — decent numbers, but far from league leading.

In my opinion, this first-half performance was a combination of nagging injuries, poor hitting mechanics and no sense of urgency. He simply changed his approach to including left field, accepting walks and letting the game come to him.

Then came the big turnaround, when the team was under .500. On Aug. 1, Harper hit three doubles and started the Phillies on an eight-game win streak. He started to play the game, using the opposite field, bunting, aggressive baserunning, hell bent on sparking the team, Citizens Bank Park and grabbing the MVP.

Since then the Phillies are 27-21 and in contention. Harper has hit .345 with a league-leading OPS up around 1.250, 17 HRs, 42 RBIs, 40 walks, 36 extra-base hits, and an OBP over .460. He was hitting .385 with runners in scoring position, with 13 walks in those at-bats.

To make matters worse, Rhys Hoskins, his protection in the lineup, was lost for the season. Since August, there have been five different cleanup hitters behind Harper. His at-bats with RISP were seventh on the team, his teammates are getting more chances.

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U.S. jobless claims tick up from near a pandemic low

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WASHINGTON — The number of Americans applying for unemployment aid rose last week for a second straight week to 351,000, a sign that the delta variant of the coronavirus may be disrupting the job market’s recovery, at least temporarily.

Thursday’s report from the Labor Department showed that jobless claims rose by 16,000 from the previous week. As the job market has strengthened, unemployment aid applications, which generally track layoffs, have tumbled since topping 900,000 early this year, reflecting the economy’s reopening after the pandemic recession. The four-week moving average of claims, which smooths out week-to-week swings, registered its sixth straight drop — to a pandemic low of 336,000.

Jobless claims still remain somewhat elevated: Before the virus tore through the economy in March 2020, they generally numbered about 220,000 a week.

In a research report, Contingent Macro Advisors concluded that the recent jump in applications for unemployment benefits — especially so last week in California and Virginia — likely reflected a technical problem in processing the claims: “For now, the jump in claims in the last two weeks is not yet alarming but it certainly bears close watching in the coming weeks.”

America’s employers have rapidly increased their hiring since they slashed 22 million jobs in March and April 2020 as the pandemic — and the shutdowns that were meant to contain it — brought economic activity to a near-standstill. Since then, the economy has recovered about 17 million jobs as the rollout of vaccines encouraged businesses to open and expand hours and Americans to go back out to shop, travel and dine out.

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Vermont man arrested and charged with firearm offense after death of girlfriend

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Albany man arrested for drugs, stolen handgun

BURLINGTON, Vt. (NEWS10) — Cody Ahonen, 28, of Mt. Holly, was arrested by agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives on September 20. This comes after Ahonen’s girlfriend, Brittany Bouthiette, reportedly shot herself on September 15 while in a vehicle with him.

The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont says Ahonen is prohibited by federal law from possessing firearms due to a previous conviction for domestic violence.

Police say the gun used by Bouthiette belonged to Ahonen and Ahonen possessed the gun before her death. After Bouthiette was shot, Ahonen attempted to throw the gun into the woods. Police say they located a Glock pistol in a roadside ditch.

Beneath the vehicle, police located a quantity of suspected cocaine base. Inside the vehicle, troopers found an additional pistol, a rifle, a quantity of powder cocaine, hundreds of rounds of ammunition, a digital scale with white residue, and approximately $10,000 in U.S. currency.

The attorney’s office says if convicted of possessing a firearm having been previously convicted of domestic violence, Ahonen faces a maximum sentence of 10 years imprisonment and up to a $250,000 fine.

Ahonen made his initial appearance today in Burlington. He was ordered detained pending trial.

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