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Is Kamala Harris telling the
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Posted By: StormCnter, 6/28/2019 5:16:31 PM

Last night, Kamala Harris repeated her story about how, thanks to busing, she was able to be part of only the second class to integrate in the Berkeley public school system. She used this story to thrash Joe Biden, who offered anti-busing legislation as a U.S. Senator in the 1970s. Last year, I questioned Harris’ story: [I]s it. . .true that Harris was in only the second class to integrate at Berkeley public schools? Based on an examination of old yearbooks from Berkeley High, Freida Powers reports that classrooms at Berkeley High were already integrated in 1963, a year before Harris was born. I wondered whether Harris

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Reply 1 - Posted by: trackman999 6/28/2019 5:25:20 PM (No. 109160)
She lied. Berkeley public schools were integrated in 1963 , Harris was born in 1964. She also left out that from age 7 through high school she went to school in Canada, where her family had moved to.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: hammondb3 6/28/2019 5:27:42 PM (No. 109161)
I went to public schools in DeKalb County, a county that overlaps into the City of Atlanta. I was in 6th grade in 1968 at the beginning of the school year. We were busing that year and I vividly recall rather fond memories of all the new kids I was meeting and, despite having grown up in the south, thought at the time that busing was a good thing in order to help white kids meet and befriend black kids. Still do feel that way. To think that California would be LAGGING Georgia in this regard is laughable. The southern states put up a fight that they lost in the late 60's. As the author states, nobody seems to recall that Berkeley was even segregated. I suspect that Harris just rode a bus and somehow thought that conferred hero status to her. Again, the left triumphs symbolically while failing miserably at anything they attempt in the real world.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Jerseyden 6/28/2019 5:30:26 PM (No. 109162)
I’m convinced Dems are incapable of telling the truth. Her parents were a college professor and mother a scientist. She was never forced into busing, but parents wanted he to go to a better school.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: MDConservative 6/28/2019 5:46:51 PM (No. 109171)
Everybody needs a little "hero" status these days. 99 percent is bullstuff, but this is politics - if they like you, no one checks. If they do, no one cares.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: enemyofthestate 6/28/2019 6:01:27 PM (No. 109179)
Dems present themselves to the voters as something they are not. Their "strategists," paid deceivers, tell them how to present themselves, put words in their mouths because they are usually not imaginative enough to think on their feet.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: jinx 6/28/2019 6:03:31 PM (No. 109181)
I would like to see her held to the same standard as a Conservative Republican. She would not be able to stay in the race. Wonder if anyone dare ask her about sleeping her way to the top? Hmmmmmm
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Reply 7 - Posted by: DVC 6/28/2019 6:11:34 PM (No. 109189)
Kame-face lying is like the sun rising in the east, nobody should be surprised, everyone should KNOW it will happen.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: bighambone 6/28/2019 6:14:15 PM (No. 109191)
Harris has shown both during Senatorial Committee hearings and in last night’s debate that she is one nasty piece of work. Chances of her ever being elected as US President in her own right are zip.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Highlander 6/28/2019 6:15:19 PM (No. 109193)
What’s to believe about K. Harris, or any other democrat? She told one phony story after another to fit the liberal narrative. She lied about doing that “Jamaican thing,” smoking weed. Her own father called her out on that. Now, she’s identifying with blacks who did the Selma thing, when she was nowhere near that kind of experience. It seems her whole life, as she present it to the public, is one big fat lie.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Avanti1 6/28/2019 6:27:05 PM (No. 109200)
Kamala is one nasty, arrogant, self-centered, elitist, lying, selfish piece of work - and I am being kind. She does not deserve to be a local dog catcher, much less US Senator or higher.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: HotRod 6/28/2019 6:40:30 PM (No. 109205)
Maybe this, maybe that... Camel face Harris lied! Say it! Free your soul from political correctness! We all know.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: PESSIMIST 6/28/2019 6:57:08 PM (No. 109216)
It appears she's telling the truth, sort of. But mostly she's disingenuous and even dishonest. People who've noticed that Berkeley High School was integrated before Harris was born are correct, but it was the city's only high school, guaranteeing its integration as a practical matter; the neighborhood K-8 schools in Berkeley reflected neighborhood populations. This was not a a legal violation -- Berkeley, a very liberal town, NEVER bused black children to keep them away from whites -- but the liberals of Berkeley decided to force integration by cross-busing pre-high schoolers between black and white neighborhoods. Ironically, this supports Joe Biden's defense of himself -- he said local communities should be free to tinker as they please, but the federal government should not interfere or force busing. What he suggested is what happened in Berkeley. Further, Harris's poignant claim of how busing liberated her is nonsense. For one, I believe she only went to the integrated school for one year before moving with her mother to Canada. In any event, Harris came from a financially comfortable home with enormous amounts of cultural capital -- both parents were university professors in serious subjects. She was bound to college from birth. If anything, her intellectual attainments are disappointing to me in light of her advantages. And she should learn how to spell busing -- not with two s's.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: red1066 6/28/2019 7:01:30 PM (No. 109222)
If her mouth is moving, she's lying.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Jebediah 6/28/2019 7:03:13 PM (No. 109223)
Isn't this the same Kamala Harris who bolstered her career by having an affair with the much older and married Willy Brown? Ambition, thy name is Kamala.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Calico Al 6/28/2019 7:09:47 PM (No. 109231)
The thing about busing my kids at that time was we lived 3 houses from the school that they were originally going to. That meant that the kids had to get up earlier to catch the bus at the school where they had gone to.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: bad-hair 6/28/2019 7:31:50 PM (No. 109243)
It's BS but it's take down the old white guy BS so it will work. I am actually in favor of Harris winning the primary because she has to lie her way in and it keeps Mooshell OUT.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: NorthernDog 6/28/2019 7:40:28 PM (No. 109246)
The funny part is that her family had moved to Montreal by the time Biden showed up in Congress. Nothing he did had any affect on her.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Sorosisbehindit 6/28/2019 8:36:17 PM (No. 109272)
Democrat voters don't require truth...any good story will be rewarded.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: tom7 6/28/2019 9:07:54 PM (No. 109283)
Kameltoe would not recognize truth if it was perched on her nose. She has a foreigner's disdain for America - except the pot. I hear she like the pot.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Nimby 6/28/2019 9:59:20 PM (No. 109326)
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Grounded 6/28/2019 10:46:33 PM (No. 109347)
I rode the bus to school in '61-62 and '64-65 and for the same reason: the school we were assigned to attend was nowhere near our neighborhood. Race had zip, zero, nada to do with it. Totally a function of geography. If as someone stated that Berkeley was busing for racial balance voluntarily and not under judicial compulsion, then she got away with one while giving ol' Sleepy Joe a big chingas.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: RenoVet68 6/29/2019 12:15:28 AM (No. 109389)
Willie Brown said she wasn't that great, either.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: anniebc 6/29/2019 7:05:13 AM (No. 109474)
Is Kamala Harris telling the truth about her Berkeley days? You know the answer to that question. Leftists don't have a familiarity with truth. Of course not.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: Lazyman 6/29/2019 7:22:21 AM (No. 109483)
Her qualifications to be the leader of the free world is that she is black and a female. Look for 0 to endorse her too for the same reason. Biden thought 0 liked him but the reality is race is the only thing for 0.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: edgar 6/29/2019 7:44:53 AM (No. 109493)
I searched, "Fact check Kamala Harris busing" and CNN 'fact checkers' (yes, there is an alleged CNN fact checker) confirm that Harris is telling the truth. She attended Thousand Oaks Elementary School in 1968, which was the second year the school was integrated. Just passing this along for what it is worth.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: M2 6/29/2019 7:54:23 AM (No. 109504)
No one ever went broke overestimating the truthfulness of Democrats.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: starboard 6/29/2019 8:39:22 AM (No. 109535)
Kamala is a good actress and loves to play the victim card with her lies. Who does she remind of? Yep! She's another Hillary. Remember Hillary's story about landing under sniper fire when arriving in Bosnia. Same thing. I wonder which of the Dem candidates will attempt to take Kamala down. From what I heard, she was not on the progressive side of many cases she prosecuted. President Trump will have a lot of fun with her on the campaign trail. Also like Hillary, she's not likable.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: Strike3 6/29/2019 8:50:17 AM (No. 109543)
I remember busing as being a huge money-wasting feel-good project that forced many children to stand at a bus stop before 7 am in the snow and endure an hour-plus ride just so they could integrate when the closest school was 15 minutes away. There is no such thing as a "better school" it's the teachers and administration that makes the difference and they were all much better in those days, even in the inner city, no matter which building served as the school. Today we need to bus public school children to other countries to see any kind of "better" education. As for Kamala, she's a racist, bitter, lying liberal and it doesn't matter where she was "educated" she is a sub-standard human being.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: Jebediah 6/29/2019 9:05:33 AM (No. 109554)
This woman is dangerous-----take a look at the Kavanaugh hearings, at who she went after as D.A., her ambitious affair with Willy Brown, her constant flip flops (3 in the past couple of days) re: healthcare......she wants the Presidency and won't get it, but would settle for the VP spot if some idiot is ready to put her in just to have a woman.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: winnie1 6/29/2019 9:10:24 AM (No. 109559)
What's good for the goose is good for the Gander. I am referring to the Kavanaugh hearings
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Reply 31 - Posted by: winnie1 6/29/2019 9:14:13 AM (No. 109562)
Harris is moving on up to the west side with Willie Brown!
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Reply 32 - Posted by: Congar 6/29/2019 10:10:53 AM (No. 109627)
I would be astonished if Harris told the truth about anything.
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Reply 33 - Posted by: jerrodmason 6/29/2019 10:12:26 AM (No. 109630)
#2 writes "I suspect that Harris just rode a bus and somehow thought that conferred hero status to her. " Perhaps it was the short bus.
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Reply 34 - Posted by: franq 6/29/2019 10:12:48 AM (No. 109632)
Snoop Harris, busted again. CNN fact check? Please.
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Reply 35 - Posted by: BeatleJeff 6/29/2019 10:45:41 AM (No. 109666)
Democrats, by definition, are pathological liars.
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Reply 36 - Posted by: ussjimmycarter 6/29/2019 10:47:37 AM (No. 109669)
Ha! Glorious stuff! It will be a joy to watch this disaster movie to the end when Godzilla Trumpus Magnus takes over!
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Reply 37 - Posted by: janjan 6/29/2019 10:51:15 AM (No. 109671)
None of these moonbats have a prayer of winning the nomination unless they can confer some kind of victimhood on themselves even if they have to lie to do it. They are all first and foremost victims of their own stupidity so you would think that would suffice.
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Reply 38 - Posted by: little guy 6/29/2019 10:58:45 AM (No. 109673)
Willy Brown's arm-candy and former "gumada" (as we say in Italian) is basically a whore in more ways than one. Obviously not only will she say anything to get what she wants but will DO anything to advance herself. She basically had no problem with this slob publicly and flagrantly cheating on his wife (who threw him out back in 1982 because of his philandering --- but is still legally married to the 85 year old! Community property state after all.) Kamala is a fraud who will take what she wants, rather than earn it, which is why she can relate to all illegal aliens. They're cut from the same cloth! Last point, all those Senators she's crying about being racists were all Democrats! Look at the vote for the 1964 and 1965 civil rights acts. Who filibustered? Al Gore's father was one!
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Reply 39 - Posted by: MrBaht 6/29/2019 11:59:16 AM (No. 109729)
Willie Brown said that he enjoyed it when Horizontal Harris's lips moved. When her lips move she is either lying or pleasuring him..
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Reply 40 - Posted by: michimatician47 6/29/2019 12:25:35 PM (No. 109740)
She is a slightly more masculine version of Obama who, if possible, might have smoked even more weed than the 44th President. She seems addled and annoyed when asked to recall her past with specificity. Short-tempered, ill-informed, self-indulgent... this is not the person I want in the room with Xi or Putin or whatever weasel speaks for Iran these days. Unqualified.
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Reply 41 - Posted by: TrueBlueWfan 6/29/2019 12:26:17 PM (No. 109741)
Busing destroyed cities because anyone that could flee, fled. The cities are still feeling the pain from it. I suppose that is not politically correct, but I don't know anyone that lived in that era that thought busing was a good idea.
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Reply 42 - Posted by: kono 6/29/2019 12:31:03 PM (No. 109743)
According to the wikipedia page on her, the 2nd-year-of-integration claim is rather narrower than the general statements being made here. According to Harris, hers was only the second year when children of Indian and Jamaican graduate students at University of California, Berkeley like herself were allowed to study along with white students. How many children of Indian and Jamaican grad students could there have been to begin with? I think she should add her name to the list of traits, to let her say she was the first (not part of the second). In any case, the need to parse the campaign claims about this slimy ho is off the charts.
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Reply 43 - Posted by: kono 6/29/2019 12:34:03 PM (No. 109745)
And does the specificity of the claim imply that Berkeley public school had children of Indian and Jamaican grad students from Stanford or some other college before?
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Reply 44 - Posted by: kono 6/29/2019 12:37:13 PM (No. 109749)
Never mind - comment 40 only made sense as further detail to the comment I had just posted, which disappeared. Not a great fan of the new comment-management system or its interface. Even the kludge that we had before that seemed better.
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Reply 45 - Posted by: Wary American 6/29/2019 12:44:15 PM (No. 109757)
Has CABALla Harris ever told A TRUTH...that is the real question.
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Reply 46 - Posted by: BarryNo 6/29/2019 12:52:40 PM (No. 109767)
She's just copying the Shrillery. Remember that witch claiming she was named for Sir Edmund Hillary? Except, he climbed Everest 6 years after she was born. Or Algore, who claimed to have invented the internet, or any number of lying, self-serving Democrats.
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Reply 47 - Posted by: RedWhite&Blue2 6/29/2019 1:27:42 PM (No. 109801)
She has 3 things that automatically qualify her as a viable rat party candidate: Black.....female...liar Learned it all under willie brown.. Bleeeecchh!!
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Reply 48 - Posted by: mamabear 6/29/2019 1:41:08 PM (No. 109812)
#12 and #25: Yes but, her inference that the school was not integrated until 1968 and when she showed up in 1969 is false. MORE LIGHT: .
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Reply 49 - Posted by: Lawsy0 6/29/2019 1:44:38 PM (No. 109818)
In Tennessee, integration was incremental. They started with either the 1st or the 3rd grade in our country. Then the city and county governments joined into a municipal structure and two different school systems became one. After some ugly messes in other parts of the state and the south, our city was pretty much peacefully integrated. Then busing became an issue that lasted until the late 60s. My husband was from Ohio and the schools there were ''always'' integrated -- he was 20 years older than I; and he wondered what was the big hairy deal. All in all, it was a good thing which the Democrats tried to stop.
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Reply 50 - Posted by: mountain oyster 6/29/2019 2:16:44 PM (No. 109850)
I feel like Rip Van Winkle, just woke up from the last election, are we talking about skin color all over again? I thought Govenor George Wallace and his demands passed away. Busing ? Hate? Poor education due to all you rich folks. Geeze Peeze. We have come pretty far, more to go still, sure. I had no idea those candidates suffered so much until the election camera lights were focused on them. The poor babies, where does it hurt? How about now and how about now? Got any long term views and ideas?
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Reply 51 - Posted by: Pepper Tree 6/29/2019 2:41:25 PM (No. 109868)
Who would be surprised if Krama lama dingdong has never set foot on a bus in her life? She has told us her mother was given the stink-eye and mistaken for a cleaning woman. Where, was that, Montreal Canada? Seems like Senator mattress has been blaming imaginary misfortunes from her childhood and teens on the wrong country.
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Reply 52 - Posted by: fairplay 6/29/2019 2:51:05 PM (No. 109881)
Canadiens don't get to see many black people, especially in the 1970s.
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Reply 53 - Posted by: America Rising 2020 6/29/2019 3:55:07 PM (No. 109922)
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Reply 54 - Posted by: snapper451 6/29/2019 4:31:29 PM (No. 109955)
The picture she posted the morning after looked like a 3rd or 4th grader, certainly not a high school girl. The lie multiplies itself. Her outrage is as justified as Jussie Smollett.
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Reply 55 - Posted by: Omen55 6/29/2019 5:00:40 PM (No. 109984)
If she gets the nom & tries this with Trump in the debates she's gonna get hurt bad.
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Reply 56 - Posted by: starboard 6/29/2019 6:48:57 PM (No. 110024)
If someone else wins the nomination, which will happen, she will not be selected as the VP. Why? Because she brings nothing with her. The Dems already have California and the nominee wouldn't want to have an untrustworthy angry woman by his side.
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Reply 57 - Posted by: Old Army Vet 6/29/2019 6:54:49 PM (No. 110028)
No one is going to call her on this. She is black and a woman, both groups bring terror into the lame stream media. Man up guy, call them like everyone sees them.
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A new bill would calculate potential costs of reparations — and by Yahoo Finance estimates, these could reach as high as $17.1 trillion. Last week, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties held the first hearing in a decade on H.R. 40, the Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act. The bill was first introduced in 1989 by former Congressman John Conyers (D-MI). Conyers reintroduced the bill each year until his retirement in 2017 — and each year, the bill languished in Congress. The bill’s focus was not to pass reparations, but
Top conservative calls for impeachment
of Chief Justice Roberts
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Posted by Ribicon 6/28/2019 8:27:33 AM Post Reply
A high-profile conservative leader called Thursday for the impeachment of Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. after he provided the crucial fifth vote in the Supreme Court decision heading off President Trump’s goal of including a question on citizenship on the 2020 census. Matt Schlapp, chairman of the American Conservative Union and husband of top Trump White House aide Mercedes Schlapp, said the ruling showed the chief justice was not the conservative-minded jurist he’d been touted to be, noting his previous decision essentially preserving Obamacare. “I’m for impeaching the chief justice for lying to all of us about his support
Judge blocks Trump
from using billions in military
funds for border wall
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Posted by tisHimself 6/29/2019 5:29:56 AM Post Reply
A federal judge on Friday issued a ruling blocking the Trump administration from tapping billions of dollars in military funds to construct a wall on the United States's southern border. U.S. District Judge Haywood Gilliam issued the permanent injunction in a California federal court, after initially ruling last month to temporarily halt the administration’s use of military funds for the border wall.
Soccer star Megan Rapinoe accepts invitation
to hang with AOC instead of Trump
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Posted by Imright 6/29/2019 1:47:20 PM Post Reply
Megan Rapinoe accepted Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's invitation for the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team to tour the House of Representatives after Rapinoe rejected an invite to the White House."Consider it done @AOC," Rapinoe said Friday after the New York congresswoman extended the invite and the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team beat France 2-1 in the quarterfinal of the Women's World Cup."It may not be the White House, but we’d be happy to welcome @mPinoe & the entire #USWMNT for a tour of the House of Representatives anytime they’d like," Ocasio-Cortez said.
California is set to become the first
state to ban discrimination against black
people's natural hair styles
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Posted by Imright 6/29/2019 1:43:26 AM Post Reply
California is poised to become the first state to pass a law banning workplace discrimination against black people for wearing natural hair styles. The bill dubbed the CROWN Act (Create a Respectful and Open Workplace for Natural Hair) passed California's Assembly on Thursday with a vote of 69-0.The bill previously passed California's state Senate in April, and now awaits signature from Governor Gavin Newsom, a Democrat.The new law would prohibit employers from firing or punishing employees for wearing 'protective hairstyles' such as 'braids, locks, and twists.'
The first black Barbie to use a
wheelchair is here, and people are
loving the message it sends to kids
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Posted by NorthernDog 6/28/2019 10:15:02 PM Post Reply
A black Barbie who wears her natural hair and uses a wheelchair has become an internet sensation. The doll is the first black Barbie to use a wheelchair, and is featured in Mattel's Fashionista line, which is a part of the company's ongoing attempt to create more inclusive toys. The Barbie was announced during the New York Toy Fair in February 2019, and officially launched in June. Mattel's newest doll retails for $19.99 and can be purchased from Target and other major retailers around the world. On Thursday, a Twitter user shared a photo of the Barbie, which comes with
Pelosi: 'It Shouldn’t Be a Crime'
to Cross Into U.S. Illegally
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Posted by Imright 6/28/2019 9:27:36 PM Post Reply
The Speaker of the House of Representatives on Thursday said it shouldn't be a crime to cross into the United States illegally. "It shouldn’t be a crime to have a visa -– to have a status violation. If somebody commits a crime or is guilty of a crime, and they’re in our country, prosecutorial discretion would warrant that they, or justify that they be sent away," Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told a news conference.
Alert: Former Obama Officials Caught
Working With Iran To Defeat U.S. Foreign Policy
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Posted by earlybird 6/29/2019 10:22:06 AM Post Reply
Yet another HUGE story that has been largely ignored by the mainstream media. Thankfully, OAN has been following the ongoing developments that outline how former Obama officials in conjunction with multiple contacts in Congress, have recently been caught working with Iranian officials to defeat the remarkably successful Trump administration’s actions in isolating and possibly hastening the collapse of the #1 sponsor of state terrorism that is the Iranian regime. Let that sink in. Former Obama officials and current members of Congress are working to support and maintain one of the worst human rights violators in the entire world.
Kamala Harris responds to criticism that
she delivered "low blow" to Joe Biden
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Posted by NorthernDog 6/28/2019 4:12:15 PM Post Reply
2020 contender Kamala Harris came out swinging with a memorable performance in the second night of Democratic debates in Miami. It was Harris' confrontation with former Vice President Joe Biden where she pressured to get him on the record on his past support of segregation-endorsing Democrats and as well as his past stance against busing to desegregate public schools, that left a mark on would-be voters' minds. In an interview with "CBS This Morning" Friday, Harris responded to criticism from Biden's camp that the contentious moment was a "low blow." "It was about just speaking truth and as I've said
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