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Partner, father and liberal Democrat. I am a native Michigander living in San Francisco who is a citizen of the world.

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The Kavanaigh mess brings me back to this ep. of 'All in the Family', especially the final 7 minutes

Female Marvel TV Series In Development By Wonder Woman Writer

ABC has given a production commitment to an untitled hourlong drama from Heinberg, Marvel Television and ABC Studios. Written by Heiinberg, it is about female characters with superpowers.

In typical Marvel fashion, further details are being kept close to the vest, but I hear the drama is based on lesser-known Marvel characters. There have been a number of fairly obscure female superhero team-ups that have appeared sporadically in Marvel comics over the years, including A-Force, Lady Liberators and Fearless Defenders.

Heinberg, who is under an overall deal at ABC Studios, is executive producing the potential series with Marvel Television’s Jeph Loeb.

Launching a new Marvel series has been a priority for ABC, with the Heinberg project emerging as a strong contender from the get-go, I hear.

“In terms of Marvel, we have some things that we are in discussions with them right now that we are in development,” the network’s entertainment president Channing Dungey told Deadline last month. “I’m very excited about it.”


Progressive blog reminds Andy Gillun that purity is more important than accomplishment


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Reminder: Six Judiciary Republicans voted NO on Violence Against Women Act


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Kavanaugh pal Mark Judge defended pedophile priest at Georgetown Prep

room with friend Mark Judge. Judge has since come to Kavanaugh’s defense with emphatic declarations about their lives at Georgetown Prep. But one fellow classmate is calling Judge out for his history of victim-shaming.

According to a Facebook post by Eric Ruyak, Judge went on the attack after Ruyak alleged a priest from Georgetown Prep molested him.

“For those of you who don’t know, I went to Georgetown Prep, where both Kavanaugh and Gorsuch went as well,” wrote Ruyak. “When I came forward with allegations regarding Gary Orr, a former priest, sexually assaulting me…Mark Judge (Kavanaugh’s friend in this who despicable story of sexual assault) reached out to alums saying that Gary Orr was a great priest and that I had obviously been corrupted by liberalism into a homosexual and therefore was most definitely lying.”

Years later, Orr admitted to raping many children and Georgetown Prep confessed to the incident in a letter to parents and students.


Franklin Graham: Attempted rape is not a crime.

He told CBN News Tuesday, "it's just a shame that a person like Judge Kavanaugh who has a stellar record--that somebody can bring something up that he did as a teenager close to 40 years ago. That's not relevant."

He added, "We've got to look at a person's life and what they've done as an adult and are they qualified for this position so this is just an attempt to smear him."

Graham said, "I hope the Senate is smarter than this and they're not going to let this stop the process from moving forward and confirming this man."

When questioned about the message that such a view sends to sexual abuse victims Graham said, "Well, there wasn't a crime committed. These are two teenagers and it's obvious that she said no and he respected it and walked away."


NV-SEN: Heller Embraces Trump In Effort to Win Re-Election

Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV) called President Trump “a great leader” who had revived Nevada’s economy, a striking departure from the arm’s-length approach Mr. Heller took with Mr. Trump in the 2016 campaign and in the first months of his presidency, the New York Times reports.

“In a private conference call with White House aides, other Nevada Republican officials and local activists, Mr. Heller — the most endangered Senate Republican up for re-election this November — offered an unqualified embrace of the president.”

Said Heller: “Our arms are wide open. We’re so thrilled to have the president.”




FLIPPABLE: Lisa Mathis for NC-HD51

My grandparents settled in a western Pennsylvania community of farmers and coal miners, working hard to makeends meet. Growing up, dad watched his father cobble together a living through coal mining, raising animals, growing vegetables, and working as a handyman. With little opportunity in this rural community, my dad chose to join the military and became the first in his family to go to college.

During my dad's career, our family was stationed all over the United States and the world. Moving every few years was tough, but mom was our rock; she created a home that was grounded in the bonds of family and friends. Being a military kid was challenging, but it gave me courage, adaptability, and a deep respect for the sacrifices of our service members and their families.

​As we moved, I attended public schools. My parents instilled in me the value of education, both within the classroom and outside of it. When I was 16, armed with their encouragement and with their hard work ethic ingrained in me, I took my first real job - working the early morning shift at our local McDonald’s, and later, as a short order cook at a small-town restaurant. During college, I continued working various jobs including a daycare center, galleries, internships and the Smithsonian Institution. These opportunities taught me skills I couldn’t learn in a classroom – how to treat customers, build relationships, do quality work and run a good business.

I married my college sweetheart Brian, and we chose to make Sanford, North Carolina the place where we would put down roots because of its small-town charm and the opportunity for us to make a positive impact. I worked as a designer for a few years after college and at 25, I took a leap of faith and started my first business – a graphic design company. Starting a business takes courage, commitment, and the conviction that we can build our own future.

After 21 years, Sanford has truly become our home. It’s a community where we raised our two children, and where I started yet another small business. In 2003, I opened ArtStudio in downtown Sanford as a place for children and adults to explore their creativity. When I drive around Lee and Harnett counties, I see each small business as a place where someone once took that same leap of faith and had the courage to step out on their own.

Many of our kids and families in Lee and Harnett Counties aren’t getting a fair shot. Families in our district are having to make tough decisions of whether to sacrifice even more to make ends meet or leave our district, altogether. It's apparent that too many of our residents are not being heard by those who could legislate in ways to improve the lives of our hard-working neighbors. I am running for North Carolina House District 51 because I cannot ignore the needs of my neighbors while seeing that politicians in Raleigh continue to look out for the best interests of the privileged, while leaving our children and working families behind. I want every child and every family in Lee and Harnett Counties to have better and accessible opportunities to thrive. The challenges that have afflicted our area can be solved by leaders who have the will and commitment to care for our neighbors as deeply as we care for our own families, and that starts by showing up and listening.


FLIPPABLE: Darryl Moss for NC-HD02

Darryl D. Moss began his career in public service being elected to the Creedmoor Planning Board in 1987.

He was elected to Creedmoor’s Board of Commissioners in 1989. In 1999 he was elected as mayor of Creedmoor, where he served until 2017 after not seeking reelection.

In 2003 and 2004 Mayor Moss served as president of the North Carolina Black Elected Municipal Officials.

In 2007 Mayor Moss was appointed represent municipal government on the North Carolina Environmental Management Commission. He served as chairman of the Water Allocations Committee and on the Air Remissions Committee. Also, was a Hearing Officer the Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations statewide public hearings.

Moss served on the North Carolina League of Municipalities Board of Directors. He was elected to the National League of Cities (NLC) Board of Directors, served as chairman of the NLC Advisory Board and was on the NLC Information Technology Steering Committee.

Locally he represented Creedmoor on the Kerr-Tar Council of Governments, the Capitol Area Metropolitan Planning Organization and the Upper Neuse River Basin Association.

Under his leadership, the city of Creedmoor built a new city hall, celebrated its centennial in 2005 and was recognized as an 11-time “Playful City, USA” highlighted by the construction of new playgrounds at Lake Rogers and Pecan Hill.

Mayor Moss was invited to the White House multiple times to meet with President Barack Obama and the administration. Each time he was not shy about talking about the needs of his community.

In 2010 Mayor Moss spearheaded efforts to secure $9.3 million in Stimulus Funds for Creedmoor to upgrade its water and wastewater system that was built in 1939. He lead the way for the city’s effort to secure a $2.1 million Clean Water Management Trust Fund Grant to purchase 142 acres for a park and $1 million from the Federal Highway Trust Fund to build and expand the city’s sidewalk infrastructure.

One of his greatest accomplishments was partnering with local elementary schools create Government Day. This initiative brought 2nd graders to City Hall to serve and mayor and commissioner for the day to learn about their local government.

Darryl now serves on the Federal Bureau of Prisons Community Relations Board, the Vance-Granville Community College Endowment Board, Families Living Violence Board of Directions and was an organizing Director of Union Bank.

Darryl attended South Granville High School and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Darryl is married to Michelle Braswell Moss. They have two daughters, Mary, a North Carolina public school teacher and Rachel, a media manager in New York.

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