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Signs the economy will escape the worst-
case pandemic scenario
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Posted by ladydawgfan 6/6/2020 2:20:20 AM Post Reply
The economy won’t suffer the worst-case scenario following the pandemic, if the most recent signs are predictive. Employers added 2.5 million jobs in May, the Labor Department reported Friday in a report that shocked forecasters, who expected millions more in job losses. The details of the report suggest that workers who were laid off as social distancing began are beginning to get rehired and that aspects of the government effort to keep them connected to their old jobs are working. “Given that the data for this month’s report were collected toward the beginning of May, at a time when only limited ‘reopening’ measures had begun,
Republicans cheer: The Trump recovery is
ahead of schedule
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Posted by ladydawgfan 6/6/2020 2:17:04 AM Post Reply
President Trump claimed vindication Friday as a surprise positive jobs report previewed what he called the “greatest comeback in American history” for a coronavirus-crippled economy — and perhaps for his own reelection campaign. Unemployment dropped to 13.3% in May as the economy added 2.5 million jobs, the Department of Labor reported. Forecasters had expected a loss of 8 million jobs and an unemployment rate of 20%. Trump himself might not have been expecting such success so soon. He had been predicting a “transition to greatness” as federal relief spending and reopening from the coronavirus-induced shutdowns pulled the economy out of a Depression-like stupor into a strong fourth quarter
White House to be under siege Saturday as
protesters plan massive swarm on Washington
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Posted by ladydawgfan 6/6/2020 2:12:27 AM Post Reply
Demonstrators are expected to swell the area around the White House Saturday, placing President Trump and the White House under siege and testing his law-and-order message. D.C. Metropolitan Police said the event "may be one of the largest we've had in the city." Calls for action shared on Twitter, including one by a group called Refuse Fascism, say demonstrators will meet outside Lafayette Park, an area forcefully cleared of people on Monday before Trump's trip across the square for a photograph holding a Bible in front of St. John's Episcopal Church.
Warnings issued for Gulf states as Tropical
Storm Cristobal turns north toward the US
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Posted by ladydawgfan 6/6/2020 2:04:30 AM Post Reply
Some states along the U.S. Gulf Coast are preparing for a tropical storm that could bring storm surge and flooding. Tropical Storm Cristobal, which set a record for the earliest third named storm in the Atlantic, is now forecast to make landfall along the Louisiana coast sometime this weekend. The storm was packing winds of 40 mph and heading north from near Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula at 13 mph, according to a Friday afternoon update by the National Hurricane Center. [Tweet] Tropical storm warnings have been issued for parts of coastal Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida.
Ivanka Trump's commencement speech
was canceled because social justice is a
disease
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Posted by ladydawgfan 6/6/2020 2:00:48 AM Post Reply
Academia is where the absolute horror called “social justice” multiplies, so it was only predictable that White House adviser Ivanka Trump, daughter of the president, would be the latest casualty of that sick ideology. A commencement address previously recorded by Trump was set to air Saturday at Wichita State Tech’s graduation ceremony in Kansas. She had been invited back in February to deliver some remarks, but on Thursday, an assistant professor at Wichita State University, the tech school’s parent campus, wrote a whiny letter to faculty about how “horrified and disgusted” she was by Trump’s scheduled appearance. The letter, written by Jennifer Ray, complained that as an administration official,
Minneapolis Mayor Asks Trump For Aid After
Riots Cause At Least $55 Million In Damage
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Posted by ladydawgfan 6/6/2020 1:25:39 AM Post Reply
The Minneapolis mayor is asking for federal help cleaning up and rebuilding his city after rioters caused at least $55 million worth of damage through looting, burning, and defacing public and private property. That cost estimate is likely to increase in the coming days as government officials continue to tally the damage done in the wake of George Floyd’s death, Mayor Jacob Frey said according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz and the state’s congressional delegation are also pushing the Trump administration and Congress for funding. On Tuesday, city officials released an initial estimate of $55 million in damage done to at least 220 buildings.
Trump’s Choice For VOA Director Finally
Confirmed. Iranian, Chinese Dissidents
Praise Trump, Celebrate.
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Posted by Imright 6/6/2020 1:10:15 AM Post Reply
On Friday, President Trump celebrated the Senate confirmation of his nominee for new director at the Voice of America (VOA), Michael Pack, and he was not the only one celebrating: Iranian and Chinese dissidents who oppose the tyrannical regimes of their countries also celebrated as they have felt the VOA has supported those same tyrannical regimes.As Monica Showalter of the American Thinker noted as she documented just some of the dissidents who expressed their gratitude and praised President Trump, the extended battle over Pack’s confirmation was “sort of miracle, given the dirty, protracted battle from deep state’s Obama holdovers
Jimmy Carter Claims Police, Justice System
‘Racially Discriminatory’ In Floyd Statement
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Posted by ladydawgfan 6/6/2020 1:09:14 AM Post Reply
Former President Jimmy Carter labeled police and the U.S. justice system “racially discriminatory” on Wednesday in a statement addressing recent riots that have rocked the country. The death of George Floyd, a black man, in Minnesota on May 25 sparked protests that have spread to the largest cities across the country. Floyd died after a Minneapolis police officer held his knee on Floyd’s neck for roughly nine minutes. The incident was caught on video that was spread over social media. The protests have largely been hijacked with violent rioters and far-left activists from the decentralized group known as Antifa. Thousands of rioters and looters have pillaged and burned numerous businesses
David Horowitz’s Thumbs-up for Trump replies
Posted by Imright 6/6/2020 1:03:42 AM Post Reply
Three years ago, the inauguration of the forty-fifth president of the United States was commemorated by a concert featuring Lee Greenwood and Jon Voight, a parade, three official inaugural balls, massive women’s marches, the writing of a fishy e-mail to herself by outgoing National Security Advisor Susan Rice, and the January 17 publication of David Horowitz’s Big Agenda: President Trump’s Plan to Save America. The book, a comprehensive account and vigorous vindication of Trump’s platform, became a New York Times bestseller.Now, with the 2020 elections approaching, Horowitz has published a follow-up book entitled Blitz: Trump Will Smash the Left and Win. Short, snappy, and supremely savvy, it’s the definitive summing-up
Swalwell Likens Grenell To Chief Nazi
Propagandist. Jewish Organization Fires
Back. Then Swalwell Attacks Trump.
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Posted by ladydawgfan 6/6/2020 12:58:43 AM Post Reply
On Tuesday, Rep. Eric Swalwell, infamous for making outrageous statements (remember when he responded to a gun owner who said there would be a war if the government attempted to confiscate guns by tweeting, “And it would be a short war my friend. The government has nukes”) attacked former Acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell by likening him to the infamous Reich Minister of Propaganda of Nazi Germany from 1933 to 1945, Joseph Goebbels. The vicious name-calling from Grenell was prompted by Grenell chiding various journalists for their reporting on the protests at Lafayette Park, which many journalists reported were peaceful.
GM designates $10 million to
promote inclusion, racial justice
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Posted by Ribicon 6/6/2020 12:49:59 AM Post Reply
Detroit—General Motors Co. on Friday said it has designated $10 million to support organizations that promote inclusion and racial justice, with an initial $1 million going to the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. Recipients of additional funding will be determined with input from GM’s Employee Resource Groups and the recently announced GM Inclusion Advisory Board, which will consist of leaders from inside and outside the company. GM CEO Mary Barra will chair the board. Barra was one of nine Detroit business executives on Wednesday to publicly commit to rejecting all forms of racism, sexism and violence and to support reforms
Black Lives Matter Sues Trump, Barr For
Clearing Lafayette Square
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Posted by ladydawgfan 6/6/2020 12:34:47 AM Post Reply
Black Lives Matter's Washington, D.C., affiliate is suing President Donald Trump over the measures his administration took to disperse protesters in Lafayette Square ahead of his June 1 visit to St. John's Episcopal Church. In a new federal lawsuit, the affiliate's ACLU lawyers say the government had "no legitimate basis" to clear the square, arguing that the use of flash bombs and rubber bullets against protesters "is a continuation of an unlawful history of oppression of civil rights activists." Attorney General William Barr, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, various agency heads, and unidentified law enforcement officers are also named as defendants. The lawsuit accuses Trump, Barr, and others of constitutional violations
Hickenlooper Guilty on Ethics Charge replies
Posted by ladydawgfan 6/6/2020 12:31:07 AM Post Reply
A state ethics committee ruled on Friday that former Colorado governor and current Senate candidate John Hickenlooper (D.) violated a ban on accepting gifts while in office. The Colorado Independent Ethics Commission decided that Hickenlooper's flight on a campaign donor's private jet, as well as his attendance at a conference in Italy, violated the ban, according to the Colorado Sun. Hickenlooper initially refused to appear at the hearing, prompting the condemnation of a federal judge and members of the commission. "If we allow this kind of special privately financed treatment for elected officials it just accentuates the cynicism in the public that led to Amendment 41," one commission member said.
Many LA County COVID-19 deaths could've
been prevented if everyone had same
access, public health says
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Posted by Ribicon 6/6/2020 12:30:50 AM Post Reply
Los Angeles—Public Health said Friday that several hundred of the county's COVID-19 deaths could've been prevented if minority groups and those at lower poverty levels had the same income levels and access to healthcare as white residents. “Excess deaths assumes that if one group in your community that observes a relatively better outcome, then that should be able to be experienced by every other community,” explained the county's Public Health Director, Dr. Barbara Ferrer. According to Ferrer, if the rate of deaths was the same for every group as it was for the group with the lowest death rate, i.e. white residents,
Appeals Court Bench Blocks Universal
Vote-By-Mail In Texas
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Posted by ladydawgfan 6/6/2020 12:20:03 AM Post Reply
The Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday blocked an order requiring Texas officials to make mail-in ballots available to any voter who wants one due to the coronavirus ahead of elections in July. Mail-in ballots are available in Texas if the applicant is over the age of 65. Voters under 65 must demonstrate that they will be outside the state or have a disability to vote by mail. Texas Democrats challenged those rules, arguing among other things that they violate equal protection and the 26th Amendment's bar on age discrimination in voting. U.S. District Judge Fred Biery sided with the Democratic plaintiffs in a May 19 order
In another step to reduce environmental
regulations, Trump allows commercial fishing in
nation’s only marine monument in the Atlantic
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Posted by poster 6/6/2020 12:08:18 AM Post Reply
Overturning one of his predecessor’s more far-reaching environmental measures in New England, President Trump on Friday signed a proclamation allowing commercial fishing in nearly 5,000 square miles of protected waters off Cape Cod. The decision undermines one of the main goals of the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument, a controversial preserve about 130 miles southeast of Provincetown that President Barack Obama designated in his final year in office. It was the first marine monument in the Atlantic Ocean. The Connecticut-sized area features a range of unique coral, rare fish, endangered marine mammals, and sea turtles. It contains three underwater canyons deeper than the Grand Canyon and four underwater mountains.
Gibson’s Bakery v. Oberlin College – Appeal
Brief Filed – NAACP Supporting College
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Posted by Harlowe 6/5/2020 11:41:26 PM Post Reply
Oberlin College and Dean of Students Meredith Raimondo have filed their Appeal Brief (pdf.) in the Gibson’s Bakery case. The NAACP also has filed an Amicus Brief (pdf.) in support of the college.(Snip)The Oberlin College Brief is redacted because some information was filed under seal (the information at issue in the various motions to unseal we previously covered). It’s not clear whether any Amicus Briefs will be filed supporting the Gibsons, to my knowledge no one is coming to their assistance. Gibson’s Bakery has 20 days to respond, unless they get an extension of time.
Florida attorney seeking probe
of Derek Chauvin's voting record
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Posted by Ribicon 6/5/2020 11:18:43 PM Post Reply
A Florida attorney wrote a letter Friday to a state prosecutor alleging that the former Minneapolis police officer charged with murdering George Floyd while in police custody had voted illegally in Florida in 2016 and 2018. Derek Michael Chauvin, 44, is listed as having property in both Oakdale, Minn., and Windermere, Fla. On Friday, Dan Helm, a Florida attorney and candidate for Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections, asked Orange County State Attorney Aramis Ayala to prosecute Chauvin for violating the state’s election laws when he voted in Florida elections. Helm said the violation is a third-degree felony. Orange County, Fla., voting records list
NYPD officer appears to make white
power sign at protest, prompting probe
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Posted by NorthernDog 6/5/2020 11:09:46 PM Post Reply
A video of a uniformed New York City police officer appearing to make a white power symbol at a George Floyd protest Saturday in New York City has prompted an internal review. The video showing the officer making the apparent "OK" hand gesture — touching the thumb and index finger to make a circle, with the remaining three fingers held outstretched — was posted to social media over the weekend. NBC News is not publishing or linking to the video to avoid providing a platform to apparent expressions of hate or white supremacy. The "OK" gesture has been used by people around
Newark Mayor Baraka introducing
legislation outlawing white
supremacy groups
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Posted by Ribicon 6/5/2020 11:05:20 PM Post Reply
Newark—Newark's mayor is introducing legislation to denounce hate crimes, racism, police brutality and to declare white supremacy groups terrorists in his city. Mayor Ras Baraka announced the proposals Friday. “We are long overdue on a measure such as this,” Mayor Baraka said. “For this country to heal, we must begin to legally challenge the insidious and dehumanizing tenets of white supremacy, once and for all.(Snip) “This ordinance is no publicity stunt,” Baraka said. “These groups are a serious threat right here in New Jersey.” The ordinance also closes a precinct of the Newark Police Division by the end of 2021,
‘Get a good liver or kidney shot’:
Antifa ‘fight club’ exposed, radical leaders
train members for violent mayhem
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Posted by Imright 6/5/2020 9:44:24 PM Post Reply
A new undercover video from Project Veritas shows, for the first time, Antifa instructors training members how to fight and disable opponents, which would likely include law enforcement officers sent to quell riots.(Photo) The undercover video posted Friday as part of Project Veritas’ “Expose ANTIFA” project contains footage of instructors and students who belong to New York City’s “RefuseFa” group, which is aligned with the loose-knit Left-wing anarchist movement that was declared a terrorist organization last month by President Donald Trump.In the newly released video, a ‘fight club’ instructor is seen teaching students how to kidney-punch and how to break ‘floating ribs
Biden rips Trump ‘crowing’ over jobs
report, calls president’s remarks on Floyd
‘despicable’
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Posted by Imright 6/5/2020 9:37:26 PM Post Reply
Joe Biden called the news that the nation’s sky-high unemployment level dropped “a sigh of relief,” but he accused President Trump of “spiking the ball” on Friday’s jobs report and argued the president was “completely oblivious” to the tens of millions of Americans still out of work. (Photo) The former vice president and presumptive Democratic nominee also described as “despicable” remarks Trump made earlier in the day about George Floyd looking down and seeing “a great day” for the nation.Biden gave his brief address about two hours after the president repeatedly touted the jobs report as he spoke for 40 straight minutes in the Rose Garden
NYT Writer Describes ‘Civil War’ Raging
Within Company, Says One Side Believes
In ‘Safetyism’ Over ‘Free Speech’
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Posted by Imright 6/5/2020 9:30:51 PM Post Reply
The New York Times staff is apparently in the midst of a “civil war” between two groups, with one side pushing for the idea of “safetyism,” NYT reporter Bari Weiss tweeted following public clashes over an op-ed published Wednesday. NYT employees openly rebelled against the publication’s decision to publish Republican Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton’s op-ed calling for the U.S. military to be deployed in an effort to “restore order” amid nationwide protests over the death of George Floyd. During the debacle, Weiss, a staff editor and NYT opinion writer, tweeted about the two sides currently at war
“USA! USA!” – Supporters Line Up to
Cheer President Trump as He Arrives
in Guilford, Maine (Video)
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Posted by Imright 6/5/2020 9:26:49 PM Post Reply
President Trump traveled to Guilford, Maine on Friday.Trump supporters lined the streets and chanted “USA! USA!” WATCH: (Tweet/Video) President Trump visited Puritan Medical Products on Friday, a producer of medical swabs used in Coronavirus testing. President Trump also spoke to fishermen in Bangor, Maine.WATCH: (Video)
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