The Democrats’ “Great Freshman Hope,” Sen. Kamala Harris, is heading to the Hamptons to meet with Hillary Clinton’s biggest backers. (Snip) Harris, a 52-year-old former prosecutor and San Francisco district attorney who went on to become California’s attorney general, was a star of the Senate intelligence committee hearing into President Trump’s ties to Russia, grilling US Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Harris has also opposed 18 of Trump’s 22 administration nominees. Plus, in 2013, former President Obama had to apologize after telling a group that, in addition to being “brilliant,” “dedicated” and “tough,” Harris “also
Comments: If you ever wonder what the mostly useless hearings on capitol Hill are for, this article explains it. You get "face time" at them to attack the opposition, no matter how ludicrous or scandalous your statements or questions are. Add to that being on the side that blocks much needed federal judges and you could be getting the next presidential nod, even though you dRATS party can´t explain what they stand for to their voters. Don´t forget the "sexist" comment 0bama made and apology accepted.
The "brilliant" Ms. Harris flunked the California Bar Exam the first time she took it. And she got her big start in politics because she was Willie Brown´s (former SF Mayor and big power broker in Cal state house) girl friend. Brown got her a $72k a year gig requiring attending a meeting a few times a year and she was good to go.
This is the new strategy, find someone with little or no paper trail, no real record to attack, no accomplishments, and push them to the top.
Wondering how many of those Democrat "elite" are minorities.
What Republicans need to realize is you can criticize someone for being liberal/progressive/socialist, and not be considered "racist". That´s the retort, it´s not about race, or gender, it´s about their policy agenda or ideas which are far too liberal for the average American.
The next great black Marxist hope. Unfortunately for her, she would not be the first black female President of the United States. And fortunately for us, it´s going to be a long, long, long, long time before voters are that stupid again.
I am sorry - but she scares the crap out of me. She is another version of 0bama. She is being groomed for the presidency with much fake media. Formulaic identity politics is how the Left works - and what their public expects.
A star? A Star? Maybe a flaming idiot. She was a rude, obnoxious, uninformed member that had to be reminded of basic manners and committee rules. If she thinks that kind of stage performance (and that was all it was) is going to endear her to the general voting public...well, just look what that type of behavior is getting Miss Elizabeth....snickers and eye rolling every time she opens her Cherokee mouth.
Are we going to have to go through all this crap again, like we did with Obama? She´s brilliant, she this, she´s that. (She´s none of those things, anymore than Obama was.) What she is, is a fart in a windstorm (just like Obama was, and is).
Right sex, right ethnicity, right party. The media has all it needs to know to baack her.
Lets play a game of what if--what it the current target of media-sharks feeding frenzy were democrat--and then change to spin to reflect it?
Freshman hope becomes, naive, inexperienced, oportunist, liar, etc? Palinized when rising young str Palin was chosen by old John McPain to bring the excitement to the GOP that a newby, leftwinger and freshman Denator from Illinois was wafting words into the great beyond?
As a Californian, from SF where she reigned with the horrible Gavin. They are two awful people who I pray do not advance any further. I am afraid they will advance however, since they both are fairly young and not ugly. The Dems have so few like that.
If she is not squeaky clean, the media ass-hats will make her so. She is the last great hope and they will throw everything they have into making her the new Queen- and she knows it. Expect this creepy witch to make you very tired of her by 2019 and beyond.
No background, no negative things to bring up, a woman can claim that any criticism is because of race AND gender to have the media "shame" any comments made.
A neophyte woman in the mold of Zero. All she needs now is to have the media use that same Nobama blueprint to NEVER do any background check and we get stuck again...
She is going to have to get in line or the media is going to have to make HER the "favorite" because Fauxcahontas, Cory Booker, VP Bite-me, and others will be climbing all over themselves to run like piglets trying to force the others away at feeding time from the sow.
Washington - U.S. President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, agreed in a phone conversation Monday to exert maximum pressure on North Korea over its nuclear and ballistic missile program, the White House said. The two leaders discussed "North Korea´s continued defiance of the international community and its efforts to destabilize Northeast Asia," it said in a summary of the call that followed North Korea´s launch of another ballistic missile over Japan on Friday. "The two leaders committed to maximizing pressure on North Korea through vigorous enforcement of United Nations Security Council
Transgender troops can continue receiving transition-related medical treatment for now, the Pentagon said Monday, amid mounting challenges to President Donald Trump´s effective ban on funding such procedures as well as enlisting new openly transgender personnel. Trump blindsided the Pentagon in July when he tweeted that transgender troops, who had been allowed to serve openly under rules implemented by Barack Obama´s administration, would be barred from the military. The White House formalized the decree in an August 25 directive, but Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has ordered the current Obama-era policy remain
(Video) - When Hollywood’s elite get together, it’s almost expected for there to be some sort of discussion about America’s political climate and the controversial moments President Donald Trump and his cronies have stirred up since Trump´s November 2016 election. The 2017 Primetime Emmy Awards was no different, as plenty of high-profile celebrities used their platform to eloquently and passionately condemn Trump, the alt-right and white supremacy. Knocking political agendas wasn’t the only thing up for discussion for the TV industry’s A-list. During award acceptance speeches, actors like Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman advocated for gender equality, calling for more opportunities for women
(Video) - US troops were present when Russian warplanes bombed US backed anti-ISIS fighters in Syria on Saturday, two US officials told CNN, highlighting how close the two countries came to a major international incident. A team of US Special Operations Forces were advising US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces at the location the Russians struck in Deir Ezzor in eastern Syria, one US official said. US personnel were "at most a couple of miles" away from the where the bomb landed, the official added. The US troops provided medical care to members of the Syrian Democratic Forces that were wounded in the airstrike,
Sen. Rand Paul said Monday that he will not support the Republicans’ latest attempt at Obamacare’s replacement plan. “Graham/Cassidy keeps Obamacare and tells the states to run it. No thanks,” Mr. Paul, Kentucky Republican, tweeted. The Graham-Cassidy bill, sponsored by Sens. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, aims to reallocate the Obamacare funds into block grants for the states to build their own individual health insurance programs. It would also repeal Obamacare’s mandates and the medical device tax. “No consevative [sic] should vote for a rebranded trillion dollar spending program just
White House officials told foreign energy ministers Monday that President Trump still intends to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement unless the U.S. obtains “more favorable” terms. At a breakfast meeting on the sidelines of the annual United Nations general assembly in New York, White House economic adviser Gary Cohn and other officials emphasized that Mr. Trump’s position hasn’t changed, the White House said. “We are withdrawing from the Paris Agreement unless we can reengage on terms more favorable to the United States,” a senior White House official said. “This position was made very clear
President Trump on Monday said that the United Nations is not reaching its full potential during his first remarks before the international organization. "It has not reached its potential because of the bureacracy and mismanagement," he said in New York City. "Focus more on people, less on bureacracy." Trump encouraged member nations to take a "bold stand" against typical U.N. practices rather than "be beholden to the ways of the past which are not working." The president also criticized America´s return on investment from funding the U.N., arguing that it is "not seeing results in line with U.S. investment."
Faced with continuing issues with the local homeless population, officials in Costa Mesa have again floated the idea of installing new public restrooms that would provide a hygienic and safe place for transients to use. City Councilman John Stephens broached the topic during Friday’s meeting of a liaison committee made up of representatives from the city, Costa Mesa Sanitary District, Mesa Water and Newport-Mesa Unified School districts. The agencies, he said, could consider a pilot project to install one or two new restrooms away from parks where families gather. No specific locations were mentioned during the meeting.
St. Louis police arrested dozens Sunday night following the latest round of clashes with demonstrators protesting the acquittal of a white police officer in the shooting death of a black man. At least 80 arrests were made in what was the third night of violence in the city, with hundreds of people protesting Friday’s court decision that found Jason Stockley, a 36-year-old cop, not guilty in the 2011 death of Anthony Lamar Smith. "There´s a big difference between protesters and rioters," Katie Pavlich said on "America´s Newsroom" today, pointing out that masked Antifa demonstrators often arrive at protests with violent
China´s first cargo spacecraft Tianzhou-1 separated from Tiangong-2 space lab at 4:15 p.m. BJT on Sunday. The cargo ship began disengaging from the space lab at 3:29 p.m. under orders from the ground. The craft is now operating at an orbit of about 400 kilometers above the earth. Tianzhou-1 will continue carrying out experiments before it leaves orbit as it seeks to gain experience in building and operating a space station. Tianzhou-1 was launched on April 20 from south China´s Hainan Province, and completed automated docking with the orbiting Tiangong-2 space lab on April 22. In the past five months, Tianzhou-1 has operated
The United States, South Korea, and Japan conducted joint military exercises over and near the Korean peninsula on Monday in a show of force to Kim Jong Un. Six American jets — two bombers and four fighters — flew alongside four South Korean and four Japanese fighter jets in the mission, US Pacific Command said. (Snip) The joint exercises come as North Korea continues to demonstrate its own military capabilities, and coincides with the first day of the United Nations General Assembly, where North Korea is expected to dominate debate.
A Soviet officer who prevented a nuclear crisis between the US and the USSR and possible World War III in the 1980s has quietly passed away. He was 77. In 2010 RT spoke to Stanislav Petrov, who never considered himself a hero. We look at the life of the man who saved the world. A decision that Soviet lieutenant colonel Stanislav Petrov once took went down in history as one that stopped the Cold War from turning into nuclear Armageddon, (Snip) It was later revealed that what the Soviet satellites took for missiles launch was sunlight reflected from clouds. Petrov’s action, however, received no praise, and he was
Poor Dana Milbank. For all of his life he has been the picture of perfect health. And then Donald Trump was elected President and completely ruined it to the point where he is now dying. Milbank discusses his health crises in his September 15 Washington Post column, President Trump is killing me. Really. President Trump is killing me. No, really. He’s killing me. It wasn´t one of his campaign promises but we´ll take it. I went for my annual physical last month, and, for the first time in my 49 years, I had to report that I’ve not been feeling
Georgia Tech police shot dead a barefoot student carrying a knife late on Saturday night. The student, 21-year-old Scout Schultz, who identified as gender non-binary, was seen walking toward police - who issued several warnings to drop what officers believed was a knife. The tense encounter was caught on camera - in which the student can be seen walking closer and closer to the police officers and shouting ´shoot me.´ (Snip) At Georgia Tech, Schultz was president of the school´s Pride Alliance, which is a student organization for LGBTQ students and allies. Schultz preferred ´they´ and ´them´ gender pronouns and identified
The 2017 Emmys Awards ceremony wasted no time getting political during Sunday’s opening segment, as host Stephen Colbert and friends made political jokes within the very first minute — and Colbert quickly accused President Trump of treason. Before his opening song, host Stephen Colbert chatted with Anthony Anderson and Allison Janney, and she complained about the current state of the world. The “Mom” actress mentioned global warming and fighting leaders, and joked that HBO was bringing back “the Confederacy,” a reference to the flap over HBO’s planned new drama series “Confederate.” Moments later, Colbert sang about the virtues of television,
While promoting her newly released memoir, Hillary Clinton has placed blame on several factors for her loss to Donald Trump last November — from her own mistakes, to Russian interference in the U.S. election, and the late intervention by then-FBI director James Comey. But Clinton has also spoken candidly about how deep-rooted sexism played a hand in her defeat, and about the double standards she faced as the first woman nominated by a major party for president in America’s 240-year history. In an interview with the New York Times published Saturday, Clinton spoke further about how misogyny is used as
The Big Idea: If I had to stock Hillary Clinton’s new memoir in a bookstore, I’d be tempted to place it in a section on self-help or bereavement. “What Happened” was quickly strip-mined for political nuggets after its publication last Tuesday. As I went through it over the weekend, though, what struck me most was how the wounded Democrat coped after her crushing defeat last November. In short, Clinton has read voraciously and eclectically — for escape, for solace and for answers. The collection of works that she cites across 494 pages showcases a top-flight intellect and would make for a compelling graduate school seminar.
ST. LOUIS -- Protests turned violent for second night near St. Louis following the acquittal of a white former police officer in the fatal shooting of a black man, as a small group of demonstrators refused to disperse, breaking windows at dozens of businesses and throwing objects at police, who moved in with hundreds of officers in riot gear to make arrests. The confrontation took place late Saturday night in the Delmar Loop area of University City, a suburb about 10 miles (16 kilometers) west of St. Louis near Washington University. The area is known for concert venues, restaurants, shops and
A woman police believe was pregnant was among five people killed and 13 wounded in Chicago shootings Friday into Saturday morning. The woman was one of four victims slain in a rifle attack in the Brighton Park neighborhood Friday night, police said. The quadruple homicide happened about 8:40 p.m. in the 4700 block of South Fairfield Avenue, police said. Three men and a woman were inside a vehicle when someone inside a white SUV opened fire on them with a rifle, police said. Responding police officers found their bodies inside the vehicle and they were pronounced dead on the scene. The
The silent coup has apparently succeeded. President Trump has been convinced to abandon his revolutionary program of putting “America First,” and has decided to play footsy with globalists like Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi.There have been signs since before Trump took office that he was not dedicated to accomplishing the goals he promised—whether that was building the wall, repealing Obamacare, cutting off funding for Planned Parenthood, lowering taxes, leaving NAFTA, or many more.[SNIP]The final nail in Trump’s and America’s coffin may be his decision to become the stepfather to President Obama’s illegal executive order establishing Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals.
People who claim to be shocked that Donald Trump is prepared to make an amnesty deal for the"Dreamers" -- most of whom are Mexicans who entered the USA at around the age of six -- are being more than a tad disingenuous. The president has been hinting as much for over a year to anyone paying attention. In fact, it´s hard to conceive how he could have done otherwise, considering the (excuse the cliché) "optics" of shipping 800,000 young people back to a homeland they may never have seen. The question is what your definition of amnesty is. It´s a
Yes, you read the headline correctly. In the latest example of identity politics taken to its absurd end, three Australian college professors believe that "Playful urination practices – from seeing how high you can pee to games such as Peeball (where men compete using their urine to destroy a ball placed in a urinal) – may give boys an advantage over girls when it comes to physics." The three professors didn´t publish their thoughts on a satirical website like The Onion. Instead, they published on Tes, a website that provides "Educational materials, jobs, news, and courses from the world´s best community
Hillary Clinton rejects the idea that a June 2016 meeting between her husband, former President Bill Clinton, and then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch critically damaged her White House bid. “I just don’t buy that,” Clinton said in a PBS interview aired Friday evening to promote her new book, “What Happened,” about her loss last year to Donald Trump. As Clinton has in several other, recent interviews promoting the book, she heaped much of the blame on then-FBI Director James Comey. Comey led the Justice Department investigation into Clinton’s use of private email servers as secretary of state, after Lynch stepped back
Mike Huckabee warned that many Republicans in Congress, far from trying to further President Trump´s agenda are actually afraid he will succeed and "drain the swamp." "I´m really more and more convinced that there are a lot of the Republicans in Washington who aren´t afraid that Donald Trump will fail. They´re afraid he will succeed and that he really will drain the swamp," the former 2016 presidential candidate told "Fox & Friends" on Saturday. "The Republicans are the ones who are stonewalling everything he´s trying to get done in Congress right now," the former Arkansas governor pointed out. Huckabee pointed