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Bill Maher Pours $2 Million Into Democrat Super PACs Ahead of Midterms

HBO’s Real Time host Bill Maher is throwing his financial support behind House and Senate Democrat super PACs ahead of the fast-approaching midterm elections to the tune of $2 million, according to newly released campaign finance disclosures.

The veteran comedian donated $1 million each to the Senate Majority PAC and House Majority PAC in August, joining the ranks of progressive billionaire George Soros and Newsweb Corporation Chairman Fred Eychaner as the summer’s top Democrat donors.

In a statement released last month, Senate Majority PAC president J.B. Poersch thanked Maher for his support: “We sincerely thank Bill Maher for his generous donation,” Poersch began. “Maher’s attention to our efforts this cycle underscores the building momentum and excitement for Democratic Senate candidates that we continue to see across the country. Every donation we receive is critical to help us ensure victory come Election Day.”

In July, Maher, a frequent critic of President Donald Trump, jokingly urged Republican Utah Senate candidate Mitt Romey to help remove the Commander-in-Chief from the White House. “I would gladly give Romney $1 million tomorrow if he would take over America. Swear to god!” Maher said to the failed presidential candidate. “I will become a Mormon, how about that?”

The Real Time host drew ire after admitting he hoped the United States would suffer an economic downturn, weakening President Trump’s support.

“That’s my question — I feel like the bottom has to fall out at some point, and by the way, I’m hoping for it because I think one way you get rid of Trump is a crashing economy,” the comedian mused in June. “So please, bring on the recession. Sorry if that hurts people but it’s either root for a recession, or you lose your democracy.”

Watch Live: 6 Women Speak Out in Support of Kavanaugh at '#IStandWithBrett' Conference

A group of six women who have known Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh personally or professionally dating back to his school days will speak at an “#IStandWithBrett” press conference at the JW Marriott hotel in Washington, DC, Friday.

The conference is organized held as Kavanaugh faces a sexual assault allegation never publicly revealed in the 35 or more years since the attack allegedly occurred. Accuser Christine Blasey Ford claims a 17-year-old Kavanaugh and another teenager forced her into a room and groped her in or around 1982 at a high school party.

The women of the #IStandWithBrett event will add to numerous people that have already made statements that the accusation does not match the character of the Brett Kavanaugh they have known for years. The six women met Kavanaugh at various stages of his life, including in high school days in which Ford claims he attacked her.

According to a release from organizers, the women include:

  • Sara Fagen, Longtime friend and former colleague
  • Maura Fitzgerald, Longtime friend since high school
  • Laura Cox Kaplan, Longtime friend and former colleague
  • Cathie Martin, Longtime friend and former colleague
  • Jenn Mascott, Former law clerk (2006 – 2007)
  • Meghan McCaleb, Longtime friend since high school

The conference is set to begin at 11 a.m. Eastern, with the livestream beginning shortly thereafter.

Mitch McConnell Predicts ‘Judge Kavanaugh Will Be on the United States Supreme Court’

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) predicted during the Values Voters Summit on Friday that “Judge Kavanaugh will be on the Supreme Court.”

Sen. McConnell predicted that the Senate will soon confirm President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee on Friday despite the accusations laid against Kavanaugh. Christine Blasey Ford, a California psychology professor, has accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when they were both in high school in the 1980s.

Ford alleges that in 1982, 17-year-old Kavanaugh and a friend pulled Ford into a room during a high school party in suburban Maryland, forced her onto a bed, and groped her over her clothing before she was able to escape.

McConnell continues to back Kavanaugh, saying that “President Trump has nominated a stunningly successful individual.”

Sen. McConnell charged that Senate Republicans must “wait out the obstruction” from Senate Democrats and that Kavanaugh will soon join President Trump’s other nominee, Neil Gorsuch, on the Supreme Court.

The Kentucky Republican said, “You’ve watched the fight. You’ve watched the tactics. But here’s what I want to tell you: in the very near future, Judge Kavanaugh will be on the United States Supreme Court,” to which the crowd erupted in thunderous applause.

“So my friends, keep the faith. Don’t be rattled by all of this. We’re going to plow right through it and do our jobs,” McConnell added.

“Even more nominees will be confirmed. They will be pro-family,” said McConnell.

McConnell also said that the record numbers of judicial confirmations are the “single most consequential things” the Senate does for the future of the country.

President Trump backed the Supreme Court nominee in a series of tweets on Friday, saying, “Judge Brett Kavanaugh is a fine man, with an impeccable reputation, who is under assault by radical left-wing politicians who don’t want to know the answers, they just want to destroy and delay. Facts don’t matter. I go through this with them every single day in D.C.”

Trump also called for Ford to provide details of Kavanaugh’s alleged assault against her.

“I have no doubt that, if the attack on Dr. Ford was as bad as she says, charges would have been immediately filed with local Law Enforcement Authorities by either her or her loving parents,” Trump added. “I ask that she bring those filings forward so that we can learn date, time, and place!”

Border Patrol Agents in Texas Town Apprehend 300 Migrants in One Day

Border Patrol officials in the Rio Grande Valley Sector say they are being “inundated” with large groups of migrant families and unaccompanied minors. In one day, they apprehended nearly 3o0 in a small border area near Granjeno, Texas.

McAllen Station agents working routine patrols between Granjeno and the Rio Grande River encountered a group of 170 migrants early Wednesday morning. The migrants were smuggled across the river on rafts or other small boats and assembled as a group to turn themselves in to authorities. Border Patrol agents found them shortly after midnight on Wednesday, according to Rio Grande Valley Sector officials.

The agents called for backup to help process the large group of Central American families and unaccompanied children.

Officials reported that human smugglers used this group of migrants as a distraction so that they could move other groups intending to evade apprehension.

Later that afternoon, McAllen Station agents working in the same area arrested 107 additional migrants in a single incident. The migrants turned themselves in to the first Border Patrol agents they could find.

Rio Grande Valley Sector officials said the 284 will be processed in accordance with sector guidelines.

The August Southwest Border Migration Report recently released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials revealed that agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector apprehended 16,752 migrants in one month. Of those, the agency reported the apprehension of 7,094 family units and 2,234 unaccompanied minors.

Bob Price serves as associate editor and senior political news contributor for Breitbart Texas. He is a founding member of the Breitbart Texas team. Follow him on Twitter @BobPriceBBTX and Facebook.

Donald Trump Challenges Brett Kavanaugh Accuser to Provide Detailed Police Evidence

President Donald Trump called out the woman who accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault on Friday to provide details of the alleged attack.

“I have no doubt that, if the attack on Dr. Ford was as bad as she says, charges would have been immediately filed with local Law Enforcement Authorities by either her or her loving parents,” Trump said. “I ask that she bring those filings forward so that we can learn date, time, and place!”

The president has so far resisted attacking the accuser Christine Ford, signaling instead his willingness to hear her claims against Kavanaugh before he is confirmed for the Supreme Court. Ford has said she did not report the details of the alleged incident to anyone after she claims it occurred over 30 years ago when they were both in high school.

Trump ridiculed the left for demanding an FBI investigation of the alleged incident before confirming Kavanaugh.

“The radical left lawyers want the FBI to get involved NOW,” he wrote. “Why didn’t someone call the FBI 36 years ago?”

Trump also expressed his frustration with the Democrats and leftists in Washington, DC, after they successfully delayed the vote to confirm his nominee by a week.

“Judge Brett Kavanaugh is a fine man, with an impeccable reputation, who is under assault by radical left-wing politicians who don’t want to know the answers, they just want to destroy and delay,” he wrote. “Facts don’t matter. I go through this with them every single day in D.C.”

Trump criticized Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Senate Democrats for delaying the release of the accuser’s letter until the hearings were over.

“Senator Feinstein and the Democrats held the letter for months, only to release it with a bang after the hearings were OVER – done very purposefully to Obstruct & Resist & Delay,” he wrote. “Let her testify, or not, and TAKE THE VOTE!”

Muhammad Names are Top For Baby Boys in England and Wales Sixth Year Running

Muhammad was the most popular name for baby boys in English regions London, the West Midlands, and Yorkshire and the Humber in 2017, government statistics show, with spelling variations in the name taking it to first place across England and Wales.

Officially Oliver remains the most popular name for newborn boys across the country, with 6,259 born last year. However, it is pushed into second place by Muhammad when slight spelling variations including Mohammed and Mohammad are included, which achieve 6,510 newborns between them.

The one-letter differences in spelling of the name between the three top-100 variants stem from the transliteration of مُحمّد‎ from Arabic into the Latin alphabet, which can be imprecise.

Even alone, Muhammad was the 10th most popular name in England and Wales last year, having slipped two places since 2016 but rising 28 places since 2007.

Taking the three English translations of the same Arabic name as one has left Muhammad the most popular boy’s name in England and Wales every year since 2011, as previously reported by Breitbart London.

The official top name Oliver also has a contraction, Ollie, listed at number 86. Counted together, Oliver and nickname Ollie account for 7,047 boys in 2017.

Olivia, the feminised variant of Oliver was the most popular girl’s name in 2017, followed by Amela, Isla, and Ava, all of which have risen steeply in popularity.

The statistics, released by the Office of National Statistics annually in September, also broke down top names by region.

While Muhammed didn’t feature at all in the top ten places in much of the country, it was outright the most popular even without spelling variations in the North West, Yorkshire and the Humber, the West Midlands, and London. It came second-place outright in the North West.

Spelling variation Mohammed was also in the top ten in Yorkshire and the West Midlands.

The United Kingdom is not the only European nation where the name Mohammed has seen a sudden and massive rise in popularity over the past decade. Breitbart London reported in January on German newborn names, where Mohammed has gone from 97th to 26th most popular in less than a decade. Like in Britain, this figure does not take into account variant spellings.

In Austria, Muhammed was the third most popular boy’s name in 2017, behind Alexander and Maximilian.

Oliver JJ Lane is the editor of Breitbart London — Follow him on Twitter and Facebook