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22 Democratic debate qualifiers and
20 spots. So who gets the little table?
Posted by PageTurner 6/11/2019 11:20:51 PM Post Reply
After saturating Twitter something fierce in a quest for $1 donations over the weekend, Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand has finally secured herself a spot on the Democratic Party's debate stage in June, bringing up the rear. According to the Daily Caller: New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has qualified for the Democratic presidential debates that will take place later in June, her campaign announced Monday. Gillibrand officially surpassed 65,000 donors
Texas Gov. Abbott signs law allowing
kids to run lemonade stands
Posted by JoniTx 6/11/2019 8:46:06 PM Post Reply
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed a bill into law that allows kids to run lemonade stands without being in fear of being shut down. The law goes into effect in September and prohibits cities and neighborhood associations from implementing rules that block or regulate children trying to sell nonalcoholic drinks such as lemonade on private property, according to the Texas Tribune. Republican state Rep. Matt Krause introduced the bill after police shut down a lemonade stand that was run by two daughters trying to raise money for a Father's Day gift in 2015. The bill was unanimously passed in both chambers and Abbott signed the bill on Monday.
Pelosi says she’s ‘done’ talking about
Trump, but admits Dem caucus ‘not
even close’ on impeachment
Posted by JoniTx 6/11/2019 8:31:18 PM Post Reply
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi admitted Democrats are “not even close” to impeaching President Trump. The California Democrat addressed impeachment and other question about Trump in sometimes rambling replies to CNN’s Manu Raju on Tuesday during the Fiscal Summit in Washington hosted by the Peter G. Peterson Foundation. (Video:CNN) Pelosi seemed visibly frustrated by the direction of the questions, often seeming to contradict her own statements. But on the direct question of impeachment, the Democrat was clear – in a still vague way. “It’s not even close in our caucus,” she told Raju. “Why are we speculating on hypotheticals?” she asked. “What we’re doing is winning in court.
‘Where are they!?’ Emotional Jon Stewart
rips Congress for not showing up
to hearing with 9/11 first responders
Posted by JoniTx 6/11/2019 8:23:02 PM Post Reply
Jon Stewart blasted lawmakers for their “shameful” decision not to show up for a 9/11 victim’s fund hearing in Congress.The former “Daily Show” host lambasted Congress Tuesday during a House Judiciary Committee hearing focused on the re-authorization of the September 11th Victims Compensation Fund, shaming the lawmakers who did not even attend the hearing for creating “a stain on this institution.” (Video) “As I sit here today, I can’t help but think what an incredible metaphor this room is for the entire process of getting health care and benefits for 9/11 first responders has come to,” Stewart said in his opening remarks at a hearing to urge Congress
Biden hits Trump over trade replies
Posted by JoniTx 6/11/2019 8:05:13 PM Post Reply
OTTUMWA — Former Vice-President Joe Biden hadn’t been speaking for five minutes at his Ottumwa campaign rally when a man in an American flag shirt stood up in the audience. The man shouted questions about Biden’s recent shift on the Hyde Amendment, which bans the use of federal funds for abortions. Biden had long supported the measure, but reversed course five days before his arrival in Ottumwa. The crowd booed. Biden waited. He said he would meet with the man after his speech, if he would end the disruption. “He was very friendly,” Biden said after the rally. “It’s a legitimate question for him to ask.”
Leftism Makes People Meaner replies
Posted by Judy W. 6/11/2019 8:04:19 PM Post Reply
The sadistic treatment of Paul Manafort illustrates something I have believed since I attended graduate school in the 1970s and saw the behavior of left-wing students: Leftism makes people meaner. There are kind and mean conservatives and kind and mean liberals. Neither liberalism nor conservatism makes people kinder or meaner. But this is not the case with leftism. With the handful of exceptions that accompany every generalization, leftism makes people meaner, even crueler. Take the transfer of Manafort, the one-time Trump campaign manager, from a federal prison to New York’s Rikers Island prison. Rikers Island is universally regarded as a wretched place.
Joe Biden slobbers all over himself at sad Iowa campaign event replies
Posted by jeb184 6/11/2019 7:57:43 PM Post Reply
In one of the worst staged campaign appearances ever seen, former Vice President Joe Biden stammered and crawled his way through a rambling incoherent speech. The badly stilted opening appearance in Iowa follows a series of missteps by the Biden campaign. Biden repeatedly attacked Donald Trump with a treasure trove of smears and insults, labeling him an “existential threat” to democracy.
Morning Joe: Trump Administration
Most Corrupt Since Harding
Posted by JoniTx 6/11/2019 7:43:19 PM Post Reply
On Monday, Politico ran a story alleging that Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao had steered DOT grants to Kentucky to benefit her husband, Kentucky Senator and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Her office fired back, saying that the projects went through the normal protocol and that they were “selectively isolated to misrepresent the work DOT does across the country.” For MSNBC, this was apparently the biggest scandal since Teapot Dome. On a Tuesday segment of Morning Joe, Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson made the wildly a historical and factually inaccurate claims that the Trump administration is the most corrupt since that of President Harding and that the Obama administration was “the cleanest
Rep. Omar filed joint tax returns
before she married husband
Posted by NorthernDog 6/11/2019 7:36:15 PM Post Reply
MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota campaign finance officials said last week that U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar misused campaign funds in violation of state rules. They also revealed that she had filed joint tax returns with her husband years before they were legally married and at a time when she was married to another man. The revelation put the freshman representative under more scrutiny from critics who have taken issue with her marital past. One tax expert said that if there is no criminal intent and the issue has been corrected, she's unlikely to face any criminal consequences. Some questions and answers about the
DOJ pushes back at Dem gloating over
Mueller report deal: ‘This isn’t a blank
Posted by earlybird 6/11/2019 7:32:37 PM Post Reply
Justice Department officials are pushing back on the suggestion that a recently struck deal with House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler will give Democrats unfettered access to documents pertaining to former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe. A source familiar with the negotiations told Fox News on Tuesday that while the agreement with Nadler, D-N.Y., would allow members of his committee to review certain underlying evidence associated with the Mueller report, he is not going to get access to “whatever documents he wants.”“This is not a blank check. They can’t just see whatever they want,”
America Divided–Courtesy of the Liberal Media replies
Posted by JoniTx 6/11/2019 7:28:51 PM Post Reply
Ever since the Mueller Report was released on April 18th, and as America moves closer to the 2020 presidential election, our country is quickly wrenching itself apart along partisan lines. Disturbingly, the media are enthusiastically throwing gasoline on this rift. Liberal journalists are not merely playing the role of partisan commentators. It’s bad enough that they are. Could it be as it appears, that some reporters may have actually colluded with entities at various government agencies throughout the ongoing Russia collusion saga? Indeed the media may be the “enemy of the people.” According to the Washington Examiner and other media outlets,
Just In: Democrat-Led House Committee
Win New Powers to Investigate President Trump
Posted by JoniTx 6/11/2019 7:23:56 PM Post Reply
The Democrat-controlled House on Tuesday voted 229-191 on a resolution giving the Judiciary Committee and other panels new powers to investigate President Trump and his associates.The resolution authorizes House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler to “initiate or intervene in judicial proceedings to enforce certain subpoenas and for other purposes.” Other powers given to Dems include: (via Axios) A subpoena for Attorney General Bill Barr to turn over the full, unredacted Mueller report and its underlying materials. A subpoena for former White House counsel Don McGahn, who has been blocked by the White House from cooperating, to turn over documents related to Trump’s potential obstruction of justice.
Pilot killed in New York helicopter crash
wasn't certified to fly in bad weather
Posted by earlybird 6/11/2019 7:19:46 PM Post Reply
The pilot killed Monday when his helicopter slammed into the roof of a New York City skyscraper was not authorized to fly in limited visibility, according to his pilot certification, raising questions about why he took off in fog and steady rain. Tim McCormack, 58, was only certified to fly under regulations known as visual flight rules, which require generally good weather and clear conditions, according to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The rules require at least 3 miles of visibility and that the sky is clear of clouds for daytime flights. The visibility at the time of Monday's crash was about 1 1/4 miles at nearby Central Park,
In the 1990s, Joe Biden said
William Barr was "one of the best"
attorneys general
Posted by JoniTx 6/11/2019 7:16:50 PM Post Reply
In 1995, Sen. Joe Biden offered high praise for William Barr, the once and future attorney general who has been roundly criticized by Democrats for his handling of special counsel Robert Mueller's report on the 2016 election. "As I know you know, but others should know, too, I truly enjoyed working with you when you were attorney general," Biden told Barr, who had served as President George H.W. Bush's attorney general in the early 1990s. "You were one of the best I have ever worked with, and there have been a lot of attorneys general since I have been here, and I mean that sincerely."When Biden made that remark,
John Dean, House Democrats
and the spirit of scandals past
Posted by earlybird 6/11/2019 7:11:42 PM Post Reply
John Dean? Really? If this was a Dickens story, John Dean would be playing the Spirit of Scandals Past, the forlorn and decrepit old spirit carted out to warn others. But his warnings are no more than craven fodder for the Spirit of Scandals Present, House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler. Why don’t the Democrats just admit they were wrong about collusion and move on rather than continuing to embarrass themselves? This is one step away from calling washed-up actor Tom Arnold and notorious Trump-hating Twitter stars, the Krassenstein Brothers, before Congress to testify on how they think the president of the United States is a criminal.
Virginia driver finds her Gay Pride
bumper sticker covered up with heinous
homophobic poster claiming 'gay people
live 30 years less' and '28% of gay men
will have 1000+ partners'
Posted by Ribicon 6/11/2019 6:42:00 PM Post Reply
As LGBTQ Pride Month celebrations entered their second weekend on Saturday, one West Virginia woman says she fell victim to a homophobic attack. Cynthia Moore had driven to work as usual to her job at Christ and Saint Luke's Episcopal Church in Norfolk, before making an upsetting discovery later that day. In anticipation of Pride, Moore had covered the vast majority of the back of her Chevrolet Spark in pro-LGBTQ rainbow stickers, but she emerged from work to find one unwelcome addition to her collection. Plastered over the top of her Virginia Beer Company Pride label sat another sticker, titled ‘Misplaced Pride
“China Joe” Biden Will Reverse and
Call China Geopolitical Threat…
Posted by earlybird 6/11/2019 6:35:13 PM Post Reply
According to two media reports democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden is scheduled to completely reverse his position on China, and outline the Asian nation as a global geopolitical threat in an Iowa speech today. That’s not a reversal or a flip-flop, that would be a triple-lindy. Since the first day he announced his candidacy Joe Biden has been saying China does not pose a threat to the U.S. or our global allies. He has consistently down-played any talk of China as an economic or geopolitical threat to the U.S. The Biden family has also made millions from their financial relationships with China, assisted by the family patriarch selling policy influence.
A mother was breast-feeding her
child at a public pool. Then the police came.
Posted by Cavallodifiero 6/11/2019 6:07:15 PM Post Reply
A Texas mother is standing her ground on breast-feeding in public places days after she was removed from a city pool during an argument with staffers over her right to nurse her baby. Misty Daugereaux, 32, said she had taken her 10-month-old son, 4-year-old son and 4-year-old nephew to swim Sunday at Nessler Park Family Aquatic Center in Texas City, Tex., outside Galveston. She said at one point, her infant became “fussy,” so while the older boys played, she adjusted her swimsuit
Mistrial declared on remaining
charges in Kellen Winslow II
case; jury 'hopelessly deadlocked'
Posted by Hazymac 6/11/2019 4:40:16 PM Post Reply
VISTA, Calif. – A judge declared a mistrial Tuesday on the remaining charges in Kellen Winslow II's rape trial, a day after a jury returned three convictions that could send the former NFL star to prison for up to nine years. San Diego County Superior Court Judge Blaine Bowman said the jurors were “hopelessly deadlocked” as he announced the mistrial. By varying counts, the jury favored conviction on the eight remaining charges but could not agree unanimously as required by California law. A retrial on those eight charges is expected later this year. The mistrial came a day after the jury announced it had found Winslow guilty of three of
Maine gov signs bill allowing
non-doctors to perform abortions
Posted by Ribicon 6/11/2019 4:25:24 PM Post Reply
Maine’s Democratic governor signed a bill into law this week that allows medical professionals other than doctors to perform abortions. The bill was introduced by Gov. Janet Mills and signed on Monday, allowing nurse practitioners, physician assistants and certified nurse-midwives to provide abortion medication as well as perform in-clinic abortions.(Snip) “By signing this bill into law, Maine is defending the rights of women and taking a step towards equalizing access to care as other states are seeking to undermine, rollback, or outright eliminate these services.” Most states only permit physicians to perform abortions.
Rep. Ilhan Omar slams 'bigoted'
Trump administration for barring
pride flag from foreign embassies
Posted by JunkYardDog 6/11/2019 4:07:00 PM Post Reply
Rep. Ilhan Omar, D., Minn., has accused the Trump administration of being "bigoted" amid reports that U.S. embassies have had requests to fly the rainbow Pride flag denied. June is Pride Month, promoting visibility for the LGBTQ community, and U.S. embassies in Israel, Germany, Brazil, and Latvia made requests to the Trump administration to fly the flag on the official embassy flagpole in honor of Pride. According to NBC News, those requests were denied by the State Department.
Instagram influencer regrets not being
honest about her Dominican Republic travels
Posted by NorthernDog 6/11/2019 3:48:52 PM Post Reply
An Instagram influencer who has traveled the globe says she regrets not being honest about her experiences in the Dominican Republic as the country faces scrutiny over recent tourist deaths. Cora Smith, who runs the Instagram along with her husband, Jay, traveled through the Dominican Republic for three months between March 2018 and June 2018 to kick off a two-year trip around the world. (Snip) In a story published in a blog post last year and shared to INSIDER this week, Smith claimed she was nearly kidnapped and sexually assaulted in separate incidences within weeks of arriving in the
What Jim Acosta is doing is exactly right replies
Posted by StormCnter 6/11/2019 3:07:02 PM Post Reply
Reading Jim Acosta's new book "Enemy of the People" is like watching a train wreck in progress, with passengers bracing for the inevitable crash. Friends and critics agree we have never seen a president like Donald J. Trump, whose disdain, even contempt and apparent hatred for many members of the press is almost daily on display. Acosta cites instance after instance when this President and many of his staff show that they are bent on interfering with the ability of reporters to bring the public an accurate account of the administration's stewardship.
Even Democrats Aren’t Sure Whether
John Dean Did Them Any Good
Posted by StormCnter 6/11/2019 2:55:28 PM Post Reply
It was supposed to be a made-for-TV moment for House Democrats: former Richard Nixon counsel and Watergate icon John Dean testifying before lawmakers in the Judiciary Committee’s first hearing solely devoted to the substance of Robert Mueller’s findings on whether President Trump obstructed the Russia investigation. After the four-hour hearing wrapped on Monday, though, not all Democrats were reveling in the testimony of Watergate’s star witness. Some were even wondering if anyone had bothered to watch. “I don’t know if there were any blockbuster events today,” conceded Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA), a Judiciary member. “It was kind of like a plotting exercise.”
Exclusive: First Family affair! Barack
Obama, Michelle and Malia cheer on Sasha
as she graduates from Sidwell, DC's most
elite private high school – and Uncle Joe
Biden turns up too
Posted by Ribicon 6/11/2019 2:03:11 PM Post Reply
The entire Obama family was seen cheering on Sasha Obama as she graduated from Sidwell, Washington DC's most elite private high school, can disclose. Barack, Michelle and Malia were photographed by fellow graduates' family members, who were delighted to see the former First Family at the ceremony on Sunday. Former Vice President and presidential hopeful Joe Biden and his wife Jill were in attendance for the big day, also celebrating their granddaughter Maisy's graduation from the prestigious school, which costs $40,000 per year.(Snip) Sidwell's Class of 2019 isn't the only graduating class to feature offspring of the political elite.
Saturday: #ImpeachTrump Day of
Action takes off, 133 events
Posted by JoniTx 6/11/2019 1:42:32 PM Post Reply
Saturday’s planned #ImpeachTrump Day of Action has expanded greatly in the past week with over 100 events now set around the nation to call for House impeachment hearings against President Trump.Organizers said that the number of events grew from 75 last week to 133 today.Several groups are involved including Indivisible, MoveOn, By the People, and nearly 20 others. Some of the events will be simple protests, and others will include the reading of pro-impeachment speeches from Democrats including Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Minnesota Rep. Rashida Tlaib.
Pete Buttigieg's high college
debt draws attention to the issue
Posted by NorthernDog 6/11/2019 1:34:27 PM Post Reply
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg knows firsthand the burden of six-figure student loan debt. He and his husband, Chasten, are far from alone, though, and their personal college indebtedness is helping to keep the issue on the national stage. With loans totaling more than $130,000, they are among the 43 million people in the United States who owe federal student loan debt. The debtors are so numerous and the total debt so high — more than $1.447 trillion, according to federal statistics — that several of the Democratic candidates have made major policy proposals to address the crisis. Their ideas
Rachel Maddow, Savannah Guthrie, Lester Holt
will moderate first Democratic presidential debate
Posted by NorthernDog 6/11/2019 1:23:23 PM Post Reply
WASHINGTON — On Tuesday, NBC announced its moderators for the first Democratic presidential debate: Lester Holt, Savannah Guthrie, Chuck Todd, Rachel Maddow, and José Díaz-Balart. Given the large number of presidential candidates, NBC plans to hold two different debates, on June 26 and June 27, in downtown Miami. Ten candidates will take part in each debate. The format of the debates will be the same on each night. Lester Holt will appear in both hours. Savannah Guthrie and Jose Diaz-Balart will join Holt for the first half. In the second half, Chuck Todd and Rachel Maddow will join as moderators.
Pence On Flying Gay Pride Flag
On U.S. Embassy Flagpoles: We
Have One American Flag
Posted by JoniTx 6/11/2019 1:06:14 PM Post Reply
Speaking with NBC News on Monday, Vice President Mike Pence did not back down when asked if he supported the State Department's decision not to fly the rainbow Gay Pride flag on the flagpoles outside American embassies.(Video) Pence stated, “I'm aware that the State Department indicated that on the flagpole of our American embassies that one flag should fly, and that's the American flag. And I support that. ... when it comes to the American flagpole at American embassies at capitals across the world, having the one American flag fly, I think, is the right decision.” Last Friday, NBC News reported that three American diplomats said
The strange-birds of ‘The 2020 Gang’ replies
Posted by ladydawgfan 6/11/2019 12:51:43 PM Post Reply
There are a lot of strange-birds in politics, but no one has ever seen anything quite like the positions being warbled by the 2020 gaggle of presidential candidates, a group of strange-birds being labeled “The 2020 Gang” by some observers. We have entered a political era when people with no substantive credentials and few life successes believe they are qualified to be the leader of the free world and to govern your life. This era started last decade when a little-known man became president, whose primary real-life achievement had been to run a rag-tag street pack in Chicago.
No bias? CNN slammed for hyperbolic
chyron, declares Biden to ‘eviscerate’
Trump in Iowa speech
Posted by ladydawgfan 6/11/2019 12:38:07 PM Post Reply

 CNN biased and hypocritical? Never that! Despite being maligned day in and day out by pesky conservatives over its alleged bias, anybody with common sense and reason knows that CNN is a wholly “fair and balanced” network … Just kidding! CNN is arguably a heavily partisan network whose contributors, anchors and pundits have no qualms about openly displaying their pro-Democrat, anti-Republican bias. Take for instance the glaringly biased chyron that appeared on CNN early Tuesday morning after 2020 contender former Vice President Joe Biden released a transcript of what he intended to say during an event in Iowa later that afternoon:

Gibson’s Bakery v. Oberlin College –
On eve of punitive damages hearing,
college plays victim
Posted by Harlowe 6/11/2019 12:29:27 PM Post Reply
As you know, last Friday the jury rendered a verdict of $11.2 million against Oberlin College and Dean of Students Meredith Raimondo for compensatory damages. (Snip) Something interesting, but not all that surprising, has happened. The ill-advised blast email from the college’s General Counsel criticizing the jurors portrayed the college as the victim, as if the college merely was protecting the free speech of students: (Snip) That was part of the defense previously, so it’s not entirely new, but the blast email made the point in a dramatic way. It’s a theme which is ridiculous
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is Already
Demanding Higher Pay, And Says She Will
Become Corrupt If Not Rewarded
Posted by Toledo 6/11/2019 12:21:21 PM Post Reply
To call Freshman Congress member Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez “brazen” is to traffic in redundancy. Since her arrival in D.C. she has moved between acting entitled to demanding obedience, well beyond her pay grade — and now she wants a higher pay grade as well. The subject of Congressional pay raises has come up and AOC, who has been on the job for mere months, is already stating she needs to be paid more. Maybe you can toss a hint of extortion in that mix as well. If you have ever worked in an office you may have encountered this type. More than ambitious, a new arrival is brought in who questions methods
Helicopter pilot killed in New York City
crash is former volunteer fire chief,
department officials say
Posted by earlybird 6/11/2019 11:37:21 AM Post Reply
NEW YORK CITY – The helicopter pilot killed in Monday’s crash in New York City has been identified as a former volunteer fire chief and a "dedicated, highly professional and extremely well trained firefighter," as well as a skilled pilot. Tim McCormack died Monday after he made a "crash landing" on the roof of 787 Seventh Avenue in Midtown Manhattan around 2 p.m. as rain and strong winds hammered the city, the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) said, McCormack had been a member of the East Clinton Volunteer Fire Department in Dutchess County, N.Y., for decades.
Joe Biden, 1973: Nixon Must Be Seen
as ‘Innocent’ Until Proven Guilty
Posted by earlybird 6/11/2019 11:17:58 AM Post Reply
Joe Biden delivered an impassioned plea for the public to presume then-President Richard Nixon “innocent until proven guilty” at the height of the Watergate scandal in 1973. On Friday, Breitbart News reported on a speech then-Senator Biden made to the City Club of Cleveland, Ohio on May 18, 1973. In his remarks, Biden made comments women might find offensive and used racially insensitive language, especially when lecturing on what he thought “was good for the Negro.” Although portions of the speech initially surfaced in a book by a leftist journalist and the full audio was published by
Paying Off the Many, At
the Expense of the Middle
Posted by earlybird 6/11/2019 11:07:43 AM Post Reply
Fifteen states have voted to recognize the National Popular Vote (NPV), a proposed interstate compact that pledges the electoral votes of every state to the winner of the overall popular vote in the next presidential election. Nine Democratic presidential candidates have pledged support for the idea. Why such enthusiasm? Hillary Clinton. Clinton won the popular vote without winning over middle America. (Snip) The Electoral College helps shape how people run for elections and it influences the way they govern. It forces a more generalized concern for the interests of all areas of the country rather than a special focus on
Donald Trump Threatens to Leave
Chamber of Commerce
Posted by earlybird 6/11/2019 10:44:25 AM Post Reply
President Donald Trump ripped the Chamber of Commerce on Monday for failing to support his use of tariffs as a negotiating tool, threatening to leave the organization. “I’m a member of the U.S. Chamber, maybe I’ll have to rethink that(Snip) Trump criticized China and Mexico for taking American jobs from U.S. companies and said the Chamber of Commerce was “right there with them.” The president called CNBC after Myron Brilliant, the head of international affairs at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, warned on CNBC that Trump’s tariff threats would hurt trade with the United States.
Another US Tourist Dies In The Dominican
Republic; Death Count Climbs To 6
Posted by NorthernDog 6/11/2019 10:43:57 AM Post Reply
Following a string of high-profile cases of American tourists getting sick, dying, and being assaulted, another American tourist has died in the Dominican Republic. The increase in the number of mysterious deaths and sudden illnesses at resorts in the Dominican Republic has drawn an unsettling amount of attention to the nation. The events, which have been widely reported, prompted government officials in the Dominican Republic as well as U.S. ambassadors to reassure travelers that the country is still safe. However, another death has just been reported. In the most recent incident, a man named Robert Wallace was vacationing in the
Acosta Issues Warning To
‘Conservative Media’
Posted by JoniTx 6/11/2019 10:38:22 AM Post Reply
CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta warned conservative media members Monday that there is “no guarantee that you get to stay in power forever,” during an interview with Anderson Cooper.Acosta was on Cooper’s show to discuss his new book, “Enemy of the People: A Dangerous Time to Tell the Truth in America,” which is scheduled to be released Tuesday. WATCH: “You’ve been accused, as you are well aware, of making yourself part of the story — of, you know, antagonizing [the White House] to get a sound bite — to have an exchange.” “The president of the United States, according to the Washington Post, has made approximately 10,000 false
Joe Biden Lied in 1987 with Claim
He Marched in Civil Rights Movement
Posted by earlybird 6/11/2019 10:31:41 AM Post Reply
Former Vice President Joe Biden, the 2020 Democrat frontrunner for president, lied in 1987 during his first of many runs for the Oval Office by claiming he marched in the Civil Rights Movement–something he never did. The New York Times‘ Matt Flegenheimer, in a Monday report, resurfaced the 1987 lie by Biden before an audience in New Hampshire, where he was campaigning for the Democrat nomination for president for the first time in his long political career. (Snip) “I marched with tens of thousands of others to change attitudes. And we changed attitudes.”
Vatican Rejects Gender Theory as
Contrary to ‘Right Reason’
Posted by earlybird 6/11/2019 10:22:44 AM Post Reply
The Vatican has condemned “gender theory” for attempting to separate a person’s gender from their biological sex, leading to an untenable “utopia of the neuter.” In its 30-page text, titled Male and Female He Created Them, the Vatican’s Congregation for Catholic Education denounces an “educational crisis” stemming from efforts to indoctrinate children with mistaken notions of gender fluidity and human sexuality. The text, whose release coincides with the LGBT celebrations of “Pride Month,” says that school curricula are being planned and adopted that “reflect an anthropology opposed to faith and to right reason.” This “disorientation” cancels
Michelle Obama leads celeb dodgeball team
‘gangsta style.’ And libs call Trump tacky?
Posted by JoniTx 6/11/2019 10:21:23 AM Post Reply
Former first lady Michele Obama is participating in activity deemed to be a tool of “oppression” that teaches young Americans “to dehumanize and harm their peers.”Better known as dodgeball. Mrs. Obama will lead a celebrity U.S. dodgeball team traveling to the U.K. to take on an all male team lead by CBS’s “The Late Late Show” host James Corden, who’s from England. We’re off to London next week and we’re kicking it off with an epic USA vs UK dodgeball game!@MichelleObama@melissamccarthy@AllisonBJanney@LenaWaithe#KateHudson#MilaKunis
Breaking Up Big Tech
Companies Is A Big
Government, Not Free
Market, Response
Posted by RockyTCB 6/11/2019 10:19:51 AM Post Reply
America’s tech giants have most certainly engaged in abusive practices. Demands that Washington break them up seem to grow by the day. Many of them are from brilliant people we respect and almost always agree with. That doesn’t make them right, though. Google, Facebook, Amazon, and others have just become too powerful, says the narrative. And it’s not just the political right, which is justified in being upset at Big Tech’s efforts to marginalize and silence it, that wants to use the nearly limitless power of the federal government to tame private businesses.
Payday: Congressional crime wave edition replies
Posted by PageTurner 6/11/2019 10:09:32 AM Post Reply
The Democrat-led House has been notoriously do-nothing about anything other than attempting to impeach President Trump. No budget, no promised infrastructure bills, no health care reforms, not even an explicit condemnation of anti-Semitism, and shamed by socialist-led Mexico for doing zero about a massive migrant surge pouring over our southern border. Actually, on that front, less than zero, given that they passed a bill to incentivize additional illegal immigration. A real bright bunch, and quite likely to be thrown out come 2020, given such a record reflected in their 20% approval rating.
Brown and Out in Beverly Hills replies
Posted by earlybird 6/11/2019 10:08:19 AM Post Reply
Leftists advance incrementally. Their template is as simple as it is predictable: Ask for a little, and swear that the demands will end there. (Snip) And now for the next assault: As we’re being forced to let anyone and everyone in, we’re also going to be forced to live next door to them. It’s not enough for the nation’s borders to be open; your neighborhood’s borders must be open too. Open-borders extremists are now claiming that immigrants should have the “right” to live in neighborhoods they can’t afford. Citizens don’t have any such right, but impoverished immigrants should.
Liberal Activists Prepare Secret List of Judges
for Potential Dem President
Posted by WhamDBambam 6/11/2019 10:00:11 AM Post Reply
Liberal activists are beginning to identify progressive judges to fill the courts should a Democrat win the presidency in 2020. An initiative called Building the Bench is preparing a list of replacements to fill potential judicial vacancies in seats currently held by judges appointed by Democratic presidents, the New York Times reports.
Attorney General Barr Sends DOJ
Review Scope Letter to Chairman
Nadler (full pdf)…
Posted by earlybird 6/11/2019 9:56:29 AM Post Reply
Responding to a request from Chairman Jerry Nadler, Attorney General William Barr has sent a letter (full pdf below)explaining the scope of the DOJ review of intelligence activities in the 2016 presidential campaign. According to the letter AG Barr says the review is “broad in scope and multifaceted,” and includes examining actions by US and foreign intelligence agencies, “as well as non-governmental organizations and individuals.” (Snip)…“It is now well established that, in 2016, the U.S. government and others undertook certain intelligence-gathering and investigative steps directed at persons associated with the Trump Campaign. …
‘Homework gap’ shows millions of
students lack home internet
Posted by mc squared 6/11/2019 9:54:16 AM Post Reply
With no computer or internet at home, Raegan Byrd’s homework assignments present a nightly challenge: How much can she get done using just her smartphone? On the tiny screen, she switches between web pages for research projects, losing track of tabs whenever friends send messages. She uses her thumbs to tap out school papers, but when glitches keep her from submitting assignments electronically, she writes them out by hand. “At least I have something, instead of nothing, to explain the situation,” said Raegan, a high school senior in Hartford.
Jordan and Gaetz Expose Pelosi and Nadler’s
Ridiculous Political Impeachment Stunt…
Posted by earlybird 6/11/2019 9:51:43 AM Post Reply
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Judicary Chairman Jerry Nadler constructed a political hearing to kick-off their impeachment narrative and fuel their base. In an effort to create the appearance of hearing credibility the plan was to use testimony from former Nixon White House Counsel John Dean. The plan failed, miserably… Dean was showcased for what he is, a political prop for the left-wing base of MSNBC moonbats. Committee members Jim Jordan and Matt Gaetz spotlight the ridiculous positions of Mr. Dean by highlighting his ideological history and presenting questions which showcase the absurdity of it all. First up,
Joe Biden Leaks Prepared Plan to
Attack Donald Trump in Iowa
Posted by JoniTx 6/11/2019 9:47:15 AM Post Reply
Former Vice President Joe Biden leaked details of his campaign speech in Iowa, as he will visit the state Tuesday at the same time as President Donald Trump.Excerpts of his speech were leaked to CBS News in an attempt to set up a showdown this evening between Biden and Trump.President Trump plans to attend Renewable Energy plant in Council Bluffs and deliver remarks at the Iowa Republican Party annual dinner in Des Moines. Biden plans to call Trump an “existential threat” to democracy and will challenge him on trade, foreign policy, and climate change.The former vice president will also criticize Trump
Biden’s slow rollout rankles Iowa Dems replies
Posted by NorthernDog 6/11/2019 9:40:31 AM Post Reply
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — When he first launched his presidential bid in April, Joe Biden promised he’d visit Iowa so often the state would be sick of him. They’re still waiting. After making just four appearances during a two-day swing here in late April, Biden has been AWOL from a key early state that’s accustomed to seeing presidential candidates in the flesh. He’ll be returning to Iowa Tuesday and Wednesday — and recently announced plans to add 50 paid staffers in the state by the end of the month — but Democratic officials say Biden has already fallen behind in
President Trump Calls Out Predatory Corporate
Lobbyists, The U.S. Chamber of Commerce….
Posted by JoniTx 6/11/2019 9:39:49 AM Post Reply
Do not overlook the importance of President Donald Trump publicly calling out the largest DC lobbyist group, and epicenter of Big Club corruption earlier today. During a widely discussed CNBC interview today President Trump landed two torpedoes directly below the waterline on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. (Photo) The U.S. CoC is the largest influence purchaser in Washington DC, and the benefactor of dozens of the highest politicians in both the House and Senate. The Wall Street funded CoC, and their President Tom Donohue, was already frustrated at their inability to influence President Trump and White House economic/trade policy. President Trump is now confronting
Capitalism Makes Miracles;
Socialism Makes Dust
Posted by JoniTx 6/11/2019 9:33:57 AM Post Reply
G.K. Chesterton once observed that "we are perishing for a want of wonder, but not for a want of wonders."It is a simple and profound observation of the human condition. I first read this sentence in Leonard E. Read's brilliant essay, "I, Pencil," which provides an essential and fascinating defense of a free market by breaking down the logistical marvels required to bring into existence the simplest of things. (Milton Friedman provides a good summation in this short video.)There was a time when I had never considered all of what goes into the production of what is now an 8-cent pencil. How many industrial miracles occur
Cory Booker Compares Border Security
to Turning Away People
Fleeing the Holocaust
Posted by M2 6/11/2019 8:58:22 AM Post Reply
On Saturday, Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), a candidate for president of the United States, drew a comparison between President Donald Trump’s support of border security and President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s rejection of Jewish refugees during the Holocaust. Booker made the comments at a campaign event in Iowa, where he first complained of the cost of border security: “Do you know how much billions of dollars we’ve done to increase the numbers of Customs and Border Patrol agents, of people involved in immigration?”
New York Times Ends Political
Cartoons After Antisemitism Scandals
Posted by M2 6/11/2019 8:53:39 AM Post Reply
The international edition of the New York Times will no longer feature editorial cartoons. The move to self-censorship follows the uproar sparked by publication of a widely denounced antisemitic caricature of Israeli Prime Minister Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The cartoon, published in April, depicted Netanyahu as a dog wearing a Star of David collar and leading a sightless U.S. President Donald Trump — who was wearing a Jewish skullcap. The offensive piece was drawn by Portuguese artist António Moreira Antunesas and published during the Passover holiday. The cartoon prompted an uproar within the Jewish community and sparked protests outside the Times’ office in New York City, with Israel’s ambassador to the U.N.
Just how deep and entrenched is the
Deep State?
Posted by Cavallodifiero 6/11/2019 8:42:51 AM Post Reply
A genuine irony exists today despite widespread mainstream media silence, in that a broader spectrum of Americans are beginning to realize that a Deep State of political elitists and a real Criminal Cabal exists at the core of the United States government. This entity, no matter how it is identified is only slowly coming out of the shadows and into the light. Nevertheless, public exposure and identification of the core criminal elements is a slow and
Leftism Makes People Meaner: Reflections
on the Torture of Paul Manafort
Posted by Toledo 6/11/2019 8:30:31 AM Post Reply
The sadistic treatment of Paul Manafort illustrates something I have believed since I attended graduate school in the 1970s and saw the behavior of left-wing students: Leftism makes people meaner. There are kind and mean conservatives and kind and mean liberals. Neither liberalism nor conservatism makes people kinder or meaner. But this is not the case with leftism. With the handful of exceptions that accompany every generalization, leftism makes people meaner, even crueler. Take the transfer of Manafort, the one-time Trump campaign manager, from a federal prison to New York's Rikers Island prison. Rikers Island is universally regarded as a wretched place. As Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz wrote
Dems halt effort to secure pay increase
for lawmakers, as contempt votes,
funding drama loom
Posted by Toledo 6/11/2019 7:11:16 AM Post Reply
House Democrats on Monday evening abruptly halted an effort to increase congressional pay for the first time since 2009, saying the proposal would be reviewed carefully after several freshmen Democrats made overt efforts to block it. Members of Congress generally make $174,000 per year, with senior leaders earning more, and no cost-of-living adjustments have been made in the past nine years. However, vulnerable swing-state Democrats, concerned how the proposed $4,500 pay hike would look if it didn't also have Republican support, had signed onto amendments rejecting the measure.
That’s Our Playbook: Why Trump Is
Making Some Of Obama’s Former Key
2012 Staffers Very Nervous
Posted by ladydawgfan 6/11/2019 7:08:33 AM Post Reply
If the election were held today, President Donald J. Trump would be re-elected. The economy is going strong, unemployment is at record levels, dipping below four percent, and paychecks are bigger. Consumer and small business confidence have reached their highest levels in decades. This, plus the power of incumbency and Democrats not really having a solid candidate, means Trump nabs a second term. Even Democratic strategist have to admit this (via The Hill):
D-Day anniversary a reminder of the lessons
Dad taught us on the home front
Posted by SurferLad 6/11/2019 6:45:31 AM Post Reply
Much of the Western world’s attention rightly focused in recent days on the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the beginning of the end of the Nazi Reich and the awful sacrifices made by so many, only a few of whom remain with us still. [Snip] That was the stark combat front. Another was the home front, which has drawn less celebration over the years of its commitments and sacrifices by millions back home building the war materiel and supporting the families who worked, waited and prayed. A far less lethal endeavor to be sure, but one that forged a
DOJ Letter Reveals Broad Scope of
John Durham’s Spygate Investigation –
“Much Larger Than Previously Known
Posted by ladydawgfan 6/11/2019 6:29:37 AM Post Reply
A new letter from the Justice Department addressed to Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) reveals John Durham’s investigation into Spygate is much larger than previously known. AG Barr’s review of the FISA abuses and surveillance against Trump’s campaign is “broad in scope and multifaceted,” according to the DOJ letter. The letter to Nadler, penned by Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd, indicates Fusion GPS, foreign intelligence services and non-governmental organizations and individuals are all a target of US Attorney John Durham’s investigation into the origins of Spygate.
One Year Later: The Internet
Thrives Without ‘Net Neutrality’
Posted by PageTurner 6/11/2019 5:50:49 AM Post Reply
It’s been a full year since the FCC repealed “net neutrality.” And how have the predictions of doom and gloom held up? In the short time these Obama-imposed rules were in effect, the regulations suddenly became the only thing standing between a vibrant internet and a hellscape of greedy Internet Service Providers blocking access to sites, creating slow lanes, making it impossible for new entrants to get a foothold. From every corner of the news media and advocacy world, we heard how repealing these onerous rules “would be the final pillow in (the internet’s) face” (The New York Times),
Is Joe Biden the new Hillary? Democrats
must have a real debate to avoid disaster
Posted by MissMolly 6/11/2019 5:41:16 AM Post Reply
In October of 2016, I had a chat with a senior adviser to Hillary Clinton. I had once worked for Bill Clinton but I’d spent the previous year arguing in Salon that Bernie Sanders was better on policy and a better bet to beat Donald Trump. Politicians remember what you did in the primary — the Clintons kept lists — so I was grateful for the chance to talk. Tim Kaine had just debated Mike Pence and talked way more about Trump’s ill character than Pence’s extreme economic views. (Pence opposed not just a living wage but the $7.25 national minimum wage that even most Republicans see as wage slavery.) Clinton
What's the matter with California? replies
Posted by MissMolly 6/11/2019 5:34:45 AM Post Reply
California wants to look after its people, so it keeps expanding its social safety net. It also wants to welcome all comers and so embraces illegal immigrants and protects them in sanctuary cities. To see how this is working out, visit Skid Row in L.A. or neighborhoods in San Francisco or elsewhere where homeless camps are spreading. Caring for all Californians is made harder by the state importing as many non-Americans as possible. It's almost incredible, but also entirely characteristic, that California lawmakers have now decided to give healthcare free to nearly 100,000 illegal immigrants aged 19 to 25.
Life In the Socialist Paradise
of Bernie Sanders and AOC
Posted by Pluperfect 6/11/2019 5:26:11 AM Post Reply

Venezuela is the latest chapter in the long story of socialist crimes against humanity. Venezuela reminds us how long a country can circle the drain, destroyed by socialism but still hanging on by its fingernails. Reuters, a liberal news source, has the latest on Venezuela’s long goodbye, but never mentions the fact that it is socialism that destroyed what once was one of the world’s richest countries: These days, its Caribbean shoreline flanked by forested hills receives a different type of visitor: people who walk 10 minutes from a nearby town carrying rice, plantains or bananas in hopes of exchanging them for the fishermen’s latest catch. With bank notes made useless

Emails Place Dossier Author
Steele a Step Closer to Clintons
Posted by Pluperfect 6/11/2019 5:16:52 AM Post Reply
Former British spy Christopher Steele, author of the infamous anti-Trump dossier bearing his name, was introduced by a key State Department aide to top executives of a firm founded by President Bill Clinton’s former White House Chief of Staff Mack McLarty, according to documents made public on June 10 by Judicial Watch. In multiple email threads included in the documents, Jonathan Winer, then the U.S. Department of State’s special coordinator for Libya, acts repeatedly on behalf of Steele, arranging meetings for him with other current and former top U.S. officials, as well as influential consultants and strategists like those at the McLarty firm.
Jerry Nadler’s Trump-bashing show is a bust replies
Posted by Pluperfect 6/11/2019 5:08:56 AM Post Reply
“You’re here as a prop. You’re functionally here as a prop because they can’t impeach Donald Trump”: Hand it to Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) for cutting to the heart of John Dean’s testimony Monday before the House Judiciary Committee. Chairman Jerry Nadler has to put on a show of pursuing President Trump because the party’s left wing demands it. But Speaker Nancy Pelosi won’t let Nadler go to impeachment hearings because she knows the broader public will see it as a partisan outrage. Pelosi’s bid to appease the extremists runs to quotes about how she wants to see Trump “in prison.” Nadler, meanwhile, must resort to, yes, props.
Again: Masterpiece Cakeshop Sued
For Third Time For Refusing
To Make A Cake That Conflicted
With Owner’s Religious Beliefs
Posted by Pluperfect 6/11/2019 5:04:24 AM Post Reply
Something here for everyone to hate. If you’re on Jack Phillips’s side you’re outraged that the campaign of harassing him with lawsuits is now in its seventh year, undeterred by a Supreme Court decision that sided with him over Colorado’s antidiscrimination tribunal on grounds that the panel showed anti-religious bias in evaluating the claim against him. If you’re in the gay-rights camp, you should be pi**ed that SCOTUS may get a second crack at Phillips’s case with new facts that make him appear even more sympathetic than he did before. The Court’s conservatives will not only have to decide next time whether free speech and free exercise require
Conservatives Are Waking Up
at Last
Posted by tisHimself 6/11/2019 4:56:17 AM Post Reply
I know I shouldn’t say this, but my mind turns to it after all the D-Day celebration last week. What if the Mueller probe was the deep state’s last desperate effort to stop the populist steamroller from looting and plundering its bureaucratic fiefs and dissolving its plush academic monasteries? What if the offensive has now failed, and all the best lefty troops were ground up in the Mueller Battle of the Bulge? I know, I know. Don’t get cocky, kid. And what if the social media deplatforming of obscure “far right” actors -- people who would be heroic “activists” if they were lefties -- is in fact directing attention to
NY Times will end its political
cartoons after 'anti-Semitic'
depiction of Netanyahu, cartoonist says
Posted by MissMolly 6/11/2019 4:53:24 AM Post Reply
The New York Times will no longer be publishing political cartoons following the uproar surrounding an anti-Semitic depiction of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, according to a political cartoonist whose work was featured in the paper. In April, The New York Times International published a cartoon featuring Netanyahu as a guide dog and wearing a Star of David around his neck being walked by President Trump seen wearing a yarmulke. After putting out a statement admitting the cartoon had "anti-Semitic tropes" and was an "error in judgment," the paper issued an apology. The cartoon received widespread condemnation, including from its own editorial board, which called it "obviously bigoted"
Former Trump chief of staff
Reince Priebus joins the Navy
Posted by MissMolly 6/11/2019 4:49:42 AM Post Reply
Reince Priebus, President Trump’s former chief of staff, has officially joined the Navy. At a commissioning ceremony Monday morning, Vice President Pence swore in Priebus as an ensign, an entry-level officer. Priebus and his family also met with Trump at the White House after the ceremony. Among those present for the ceremony were Sen. Ron Johnson (R), Priebus’s fellow Wisconsinite, and former White House press secretary Sean Spicer, a Navy Reserve commander. “Wonderful day — honored to be able to serve! #GoNavy!” Priebus, 47, said in a tweet. Reached by phone, he declined to comment further.
Why the deal with Mexico
is a good one
Posted by tisHimself 6/11/2019 4:48:39 AM Post Reply
It’s not easy being a Democrat, and it’s even more difficult to be a leader in the party, a speaker of the House or the leader of the minority in the Senate. It’s true that hard times can make a money eat red pepper, as the ancient wisdom goes, but Democratic hard times are encouraging a rare run on red pepper. President Trump won a dramatic victory last week with his tariff offensive against free-loading friends and allies. Mexico, which has been dumping migrants at its border with the United States
Judge says Missouri’s lone abortion
clinic must remain open for now
Posted by MissMolly 6/11/2019 4:44:55 AM Post Reply
Missouri’s only abortion clinic will remain open for now after a judge on Monday blocked state officials from closing it because of an ongoing licensing dispute. The state judge’s ruling kept Missouri from becoming the first state without an abortion clinic since the Supreme Court legalized the procedure nationwide in 1973. Judge Michael Stelzer had already granted Planned Parenthood a temporary reprieve on May 31 that blocked state officials from shuttering a St. Louis clinic the day its license to perform the procedure was set to lapse.
Justin Amash gone from House Freedom Caucus
after saying Trump's conduct was 'impeachable'
Posted by MissMolly 6/11/2019 4:37:48 AM Post Reply
Michigan Repubican Rep. Justin Amash announced Monday evening he was leaving the influential conservative House Freedom Caucus, just weeks after he attracted the ire of his colleagues by arguing in Twitter posts that President Trump had committed impeachable offenses, Fox News has learned. Amash, speaking at a Freedom Caucus board meeting, insisted his departure was voluntary. Amash said he did not want to continue to be a "further distraction" for the caucus, which is chaired by North Carolina GOP Rep. Mark Meadows. Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, a member of the Freedom Caucus, told Fox News' "Ingraham Angle" Monday evening that Meadows and Amash mutually came to the decision after several conversations.
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