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Nate Silver: Tucker Carlson is racist but advertisers shouldn't decide who's racist

In a bizarre tweetbait, the white mathematician says that he thinks Tucker Carlson is racist, but advertisers who have dropped him for being racist shouldn't think he's racist.

Kirsten Gillibrand worried that top three Democrats are white men

Because we are a diverse nation, senator Kirsten Gillibrand is worried that the top three contenders for the Democratic nomination according to polls are white men.
When van Jones asked her whether she was nervous about it, she answered yes at the 20 second mark of this clip:

U.S. Homebuilder Confidence Unexpectedly Slumps To Three-Year Low In December

Source: Nasdaq

After reporting a sharp pullback in U.S. homebuilder confidence in the previous month, the National Association of Home Builders released a report on Monday unexpectedly showing a continued deterioration in confidence in the month of December.

The report said the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index dropped to 56 in December after tumbling to 60 in November. Economists had expected the index to inch up to 61.
With the unexpected monthly decrease, the housing market index tumbled to its lowest level since hitting 54 in May of 2015.

"The fact that builder confidence dropped significantly in areas of the country with high home prices shows how the growing housing affordability crisis is hurting the market," said NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz.

He added, "This housing slowdown is an early indicator of economic softening, and it is important that builders manage supply-side costs to keep home prices competitive for buyers at different price points."

Read more: https://www.nasdaq.com/article/us-homebuilder-confidence-unexpectedly-slumps-to-threeyear-low-in-december-20181217-00662

New York Fed Manufacturing Index Tumbles to Lowest in 19 Months

Source: Bloomberg News

Factories in New York state reported a sharp slowdown in business, sending a Federal Reserve index tumbling this month to a 19-month low and adding to signs U.S. economic growth is moderating.

The New York Fed’s Empire State manufacturing index fell 12.4 points to 10.9, according to a report Monday. That’s the lowest level since May 2017 and the biggest one-month decline since May 2016. The figure indicates business activity grew at a slower pace in December than in the prior month.

The gauge is the first of several regional Fed indexes to be reported this month, and may bolster the case for the central bank to be more cautious on interest-rate hikes in 2019 following an expected increase at this week’s meeting. Other gauges from the Philadelphia, Richmond, Kansas City and Dallas district banks will give more detail on factory activity around the U.S.

The Empire State survey showed weaker readings for new orders, shipments and unfilled orders, though the measure of employment jumped to 26.1, a record in data going back to 2001. That figure indicates “very strong growth in employment levels,” the New York Fed said.

Read more: Link to source

Maria Butina to participate in a "Grand Jury"

A private filling made it to the public by error, where prosecutors ask a judge to allow Maria Butina to go in and out of jail in order to participate in a grand jury.
No mention of the target in the Grand Jury.

Emerson Dem primary poll a bit different from CNN

In this poll, Beto's strength is confirmed at 15% in third place.
Biden (the leader) and Sanders are closer to each other compared to CNN at 26 and 22% respectively.



Joe Biden, Beto O'rourke Reportedly Met to Discuss Potential 2020 Presidential Ticket

Source: Newsweek

The Associated Press reports that former Vice President Joe Biden met with Texas Democrat Beto O'Rourke to discuss the possibility of O'Rourke joining Biden for a 2020 presidential campaign. 

Sources spoke to the Associated Press under the condition of anonymity but said that two men have engaged in discussions about the election. 

The hope is, sources said, that Biden would be bolstered by a younger running mate as many have expressed concerns about his age. In elected in November 2020, Biden will be 77-years-old, which would make him the oldest president voted into office. Ronald Regan is the current oldest president, having been elected for his second term at 73. Donald Trump was elected at age 70.

Biden is reportedly going to decide in January or February if he will run for the Democratic nomination, and while the former VP is a favorite in some early polls, others have expressed doubts in relation to his age.

Read more: https://www.newsweek.com/joe-biden-beto-orourke-reportedly-met-discuss-potential-2020-presidential-1260164

CNN poll: Biden 30%, Sanders 14%, O'Rourke 9%


Mueller Target Raised $25,000 In Charity To Pay Cancer Doctor Who Doesn't Appear To Exist

Source: Daily Caller

Jerome Corsi, the right-wing author ensnared in the special counsel’s probe, raised tens of thousands of dollars on his website and web show over the summer for an Alaskan man who claimed he needed experimental cancer surgery from an Israeli physician.

To help raise the funds, Corsi touted Dr. Eliat Mendelsohn, claiming the oncologist miraculously cured his relative’s stage-4 liver cancer. Corsi claimed on his website Mendelsohn would use similar techniques to try to cure Thomas Sickler, 33, of bladder cancer.

Sickler needed $25,000 for the surgery since his insurance wouldn’t cover the experimental procedure.

Corsi claims the effort was successful, telling The Daily Caller News Foundation he believes Sickler is healed.

Read more: https://dailycaller.com/2018/12/13/corsi-mueller-doctor-cancer/

The rule against posting right wing links should be waived in this instance, since the Daily Caller has the exclusive story and it is critical of a right wing scammer who is suing Mueller.

7-year-old migrant girl taken into Border Patrol custody dies of dehydration, exhaustion

Source: Washington Post

"A 7-year-old girl from Guatemala died of dehydration and shock in Border Patrol custody last week after crossing into the United States illegally with her father and a large group of migrants along a remote span of New Mexico desert, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Thursday.

The child’s death, which has not been previously reported, is likely to intensify scrutiny of detention conditions at Border Patrol stations and CBP facilities that are increasingly overwhelmed by large numbers of families with children seeking asylum in the United States.

According to CBP records, the girl and her father were taken into custody at around 10 p.m. on Dec. 6 south of Lordsburg, N.M., as part of a group of 163 people who approached U.S. agents to turn themselves in.
More than eight hours later, the child began having seizures at 6:25 a.m., CBP records show.

Emergency responders who arrived soon after measured her body temperature at 105.7 degrees, and according to a statement from CBP, she “reportedly had not eaten or consumed water for several days.”"
Read the rest of the story on The Washington Post: https://wapo.st/2GhITrT

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/7-year-old-migrant-girl-taken-into-border-patrol-custody-dies-of-dehydration-exhaustion/2018/12/13/8909e356-ff03-11e8-862a-b6a6f3ce8199_story.html

Donald Trump is a murderer
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