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The social-media spread of Trump/Mueller replies
Posted by Ida Lou Pino 3/25/2019 6:40:05 PM Post Reply
Since May 2017, 533,074 web articles have been published about Russia and Trump/Mueller, generating 245 million interactions — including likes, comments and shares — on Twitter and Facebook, according to data from social-media analytics company NewsWhip. Quick take: Now, think of how much cable time the coverage consumed. [Poster´s Note: This is the entire text of the article.]
Judge tosses Trump executive order, restores Obama drilling ban replies
Posted by Ida Lou Pino 3/31/2019 1:47:48 PM Post Reply
President Donald Trump exceeded his authority when he reversed bans on offshore drilling in vast parts of the Arctic Ocean and dozens of canyons in the Atlantic Ocean, a U.S. judge said in a ruling that restored the Obama-era restrictions. [SNIP] Gleason said. “The wording of President Obama’s 2015 and 2016 withdrawals indicates that he intended them to extend indefinitely, and therefore be revocable only by an act of Congress,”
NYC Mayor de Blasio: ‘We Are Going to Ban’ Glass and Steel Skyscrapers replies
Posted by Ida Lou Pino 4/22/2019 12:35:01 PM Post Reply
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said on MSNBC Monday morning his city will ban “inefficient” steel and glass skyscrapers as part of their Green New Deal. While Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal sputtered in Washington D.C., her home city of New York has embraced key pillars of the plan. When asked about it on Morning Joe, de Blasio outlined the proposal. “We are making the Green New Deal come alive here in New York City,” he said. “It’s three very basic ideas. One, the biggest source of emissions in New York City is buildings.”
Theresa May on track for the worst General Election result in Tory Party history replies
Posted by Ida Lou Pino 5/12/2019 1:33:56 PM Post Reply
The Brexit Party will earn more votes than Labour and the Conservatives combined in the European Parliament elections, and could even beat the Tories in a General election, two extraordinary polls revealed this morning. In an Opinium poll in the Observer, focused on this month´s European elections, Nigel Farage´s new party is predicted to hoover up 34 per cent of the vote. The same poll gave Labour 21 per cent and put the Tories in a miserable fourth place with 11 per cent.
Poway Synagogue Shooter Left a Manifesto – Calls President Trump a “Zionist, Anti-White, Traitorous, C*cks****r” replies
Posted by Ida Lou Pino 4/28/2019 7:19:33 PM Post Reply
Several people were shot on Saturday at a San Diego synagogue. Police have one man in custody. The shooting took place exactly six months after the Tree of Life Shooting in Pittsburgh. One of the victims is said to be the synagogue’s Rabbi, Yisorel Goldstein, who founded the Chabad center in 1986. There is at least one fatality. The mayor of Poway is calling this a hate crime.
Country House declared Kentucky Derby winner after ‘inquiry ruling’; Maximum Security disqualified, officials say replies
Posted by Ida Lou Pino 5/4/2019 8:55:03 PM Post Reply
Country House was declared the winner of the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on Saturday following “an inquiry ruling” and the disqualification of Maximum Security, officials said. The disqualification marked "the first time in 145 years" that "the horse who finished first in the Kentucky Derby was disqualified," the official Twitter account for the sporting event said. Country House was a 65-1 longshot in the race that included 18 other competitors.
Terminal 1 At LAX Evacuated,
Morning After Major Power Outage
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Posted by Ida Lou Pino 6/6/2019 10:27:02 AM Post Reply
Terminal 1 at LAX was evacuated early Thursday due to residual problems from a major power outage that lasted for nearly four hours Wednesday night. Terminal 1, home to Southwest Airlines, was evacuated just before 6 a.m. due to problems with passengers and baggage not being properly rescreened. Airport officials decided Thursday to clear the terminal and rescreen all passengers by the TSA. Officials said LAX Airport police had to clear the terminal before all guests could be rescreened, a process they estimated would take an hour. In the meantime, all arriving passengers coming in to Terminal 1 were being held on their planes until rescreening resumes.
DOJ Admits FBI Never Saw
Crowdstrike Report on DNC
Russian Hacking Claim
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Posted by Ida Lou Pino 6/15/2019 8:51:47 AM Post Reply
The foundation for the Russian election interference narrative is built on the claim of Russians hacking the servers of the Democrat National Committee (DNC), and subsequently releasing damaging emails that showed the DNC worked to help Hillary Clinton and eliminate Bernie Sanders. Despite the Russian ‘hacking’ claim the DOJ previously admitted the DNC would not let FBI investigators review the DNC server. Instead the DNC provided the FBI with analysis of a technical review done through a cyber-security contract with Crowdstrike.
Trump’s latest rally showed how
he can win — and how
he can lose
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Posted by Ida Lou Pino 6/20/2019 8:49:41 AM Post Reply
There were two President Trumps on display at the Orlando rally where he announced his intention to seek a second term. The first Trump spoke for the first 40 minutes; the second for the final 35. Trump I spent his time mostly complaining about how cruelly he has been treated. Trump II talked about what his administration had accomplished and what he’s sought to do for voters. Trump I would likely lose the 2020 election. Trump II would probably win it.
Colorado's snowpack is 40 times normal
after rare summer solstice dump
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Posted by Ida Lou Pino 6/25/2019 9:01:55 AM Post Reply
On summer's opening day, up to 20 inches of snow buried the high terrain of the Colorado Rockies, boosting the state's snowpack to extraordinary levels for the time of year. The solstice flakes marked a continuation of a snowy stretch that began in January and February and lingered through spring. Even before the solstice snow, The Denver Post wrote, the state's snowpack was "in virtually every numerical sense . . . off the charts." At the time, the snowpack was 751 percent above normal.
Trump reaches career-high
approval, yet faces a range
of re-election risks: Poll
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Posted by Ida Lou Pino 7/7/2019 5:00:36 PM Post Reply
Bolstered by a strong economy, Donald Trump reached the highest job approval rating of his career in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll and runs competitively for re-election against four of five possible Democratic contenders. Yet he remains broadly unpopular across personal and professional measures, marking his vulnerabilities in the 2020 election.
Roads become rivers,
drivers swim to safety
in DC flood emergency
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Posted by Ida Lou Pino 7/8/2019 1:10:04 PM Post Reply
The D.C. area is trying to dry out after a torrential rainstorm Monday morning left roads flooded, drivers stranded and several Metro stations a mess. The National Weather Service issued a rare Flash Flood Emergency — a rare warning reserved for exceptionally severe and life-threatening urban flood events — Monday morning; it expired later in the morning. “IMMEDIATE ACTION IS REQUIRED TO SAVE YOUR LIFE!,” the weather service said, in a rare all-caps alert.
France Announces 'Eco-Tax' Of Up To €18
On Tickets For All Flights Leaving Country
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Posted by Ida Lou Pino 7/9/2019 11:03:43 AM Post Reply
France will introduce an “eco-tax” of up to €18 (£16.19) on tickets for all flights leaving the country, the government has announced. Transport minister Elisabeth Borne told a news conference that the €180m (£162m) it is expected to raise annually from 2020 would help finance daily transport, notably rail, in the country. The new tax will range from €1.50 for short-haul flights and up to €18 for long-haul journeys in business class.
Surveillance Video Shows Group
Of About 60 Teens Vandalizing,
Looting Walgreens On South Street
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Posted by Ida Lou Pino 7/9/2019 4:27:58 PM Post Reply
Philadelphia police have released surveillance video showing dozens of teens vandalizing and stealing from a South Street Walgreens on the 4th of July. The incident happened at the store on the 1800 block of South Street in the Graduate Hospital section of the city. Surveillance cameras inside the store show about 60 boys and girls storming into the Walgreens at around 10 p.m. The group can be seen running around, knocking items off of the shelves and fleeing the store without paying for merchandise.
Britain's new leader Johnson
vows to get Brexit done
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Posted by Ida Lou Pino 7/23/2019 11:38:31 AM Post Reply
Boris Johnson, the Brexiteer who has promised to lead Britain out of the European Union with or without a deal by the end of October, will replace Theresa May as prime minister after winning the leadership of the Conservative Party on Tuesday. His convincing victory catapults the United Kingdom towards a showdown with the EU and towards a constitutional crisis at home, as British lawmakers have vowed to bring down any government that tries to leave the bloc without a divorce deal.
Collapsing California cliff
claims 3 lives along beach
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Posted by Ida Lou Pino 8/3/2019 11:08:12 AM Post Reply
A popular surfing beach was closed Saturday after a cliff collapsed, sending tons of sandstone onto beachgoers and killing three people. A 30-foot-long slab of the cliff plunged onto the sand near Grandview Beach north of San Diego. A KNSD-TV helicopter captured footage of beach chairs, towels, surf boards and beach toys strewn about the sand. Other beachgoers and lifeguards at a nearby tower scrambled to the towering pile of debris, which was estimated to weigh tens of thousands of pounds, to help dig out victims.
Trump might as well tell
the House to hurry up
and impeach him already
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Posted by Ida Lou Pino 10/22/2019 9:15:18 AM Post Reply
President Trump should want a rapid impeachment process. The Ukraine story hasn’t been good for him, and there is only one way out — to get impeached, and the sooner, the better. The president obviously hates the idea of being impeached. He thinks it’s unfair and is raging against the process with every political and legal argument his team can muster
Republicans have a good
argument to back Trump
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Posted by Ida Lou Pino 11/1/2019 8:09:29 AM Post Reply
Republicans have had trouble mounting an effective defense on President Trump’s Ukraine call, because they haven’t put down their stakes on the most defensible ground. Complaints about House Democrats’ less-than-transparent impeachment process, though justified, were clearly perishable once Democrats adopted more regular proceedings. The contention that Trump’s phone call to the Ukrainian president was “perfect” was never going to withstand scrutiny. The line that there was “no quid pro quo” has become steadily less plausible
Impeachment: Sifting the
serious from the silly
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Posted by Ida Lou Pino 11/1/2019 8:28:53 AM Post Reply
There are people for whom the very fact that President Trump breathes in oxygen and breathes out carbon dioxide constitutes an impeachable offense. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, who is running the impeachment inquiry that got approved by the House Thursday, is one of these people. Is he going to run a fair inquiry? What are you, crazy? As the “impeach-him-for- breathing” crowd would reply, where in the Constitution does it say Schiff has to be fair?
You Can Go to War but
You Can’t Have a Smoke
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Posted by Ida Lou Pino 12/17/2019 10:44:55 AM Post Reply
United States Congress is getting ready to ban tobacco sales to anyone under the age of 21 as part of a year-end spending deal. In its never-ending habit of trying to regulate any aspect of American life it can get its mitts on, the United States Congress is now set to ban the sale of tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21. The legislation is part of a year-end spending deal and has bipartisan support, according to The Hill and other outlets.
Liberal Media Scream:
New York Times' columnist demands
impeachment ‘to preserve America'
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Posted by Ida Lou Pino 12/17/2019 10:55:55 AM Post Reply
This week’s Liberal Media Scream features celebrated New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman declaring that only impeaching President Trump will preserve the nation. In a “Point-CounterPoint” segment on CBS’s Sunday Morning, Friedman declared: “President Trump not only should be impeached, he must be impeached, if we’re to preserve America as we’ve known it.” Responding to Eliana Johnson of the Washington Free Beacon, who argued against impeaching Trump, Friedman began his counterpoint: “President Trump not only should be impeached, he must be impeached, if we’re to preserve America as we’ve known it.
Latvian government says it
flagged ‘suspicious’ Hunter Biden
payments in 2016
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Posted by Ida Lou Pino 12/17/2019 5:01:00 PM Post Reply
As the U.S. presidential race began roaring to life in 2016, authorities in the former Soviet republic of Latvia flagged a series of “ suspicious” financial transactions to Hunter Biden and other colleagues at a Ukrainian natural gas company and sought Kiev’s help investigating, according to documents and interviews. The Feb. 18, 2016 alert to Ukraine came from the Latvian prosecutorial agency responsible for investigating money laundering, and it specifically questioned whether Vice President Joe Biden’s younger son and three other officials at Burisma Holdings were the potential beneficiaries of suspect funds.
Family Emergency Keeps Jerry
Nadler Out Of Impeachment Hearing
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Posted by Ida Lou Pino 12/17/2019 5:16:50 PM Post Reply
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler missed Tuesday’s impeachment hearing in the Rules Committee due to a family emergency. According to a report from Politico, Nadler went home to New York to handle a family emergency — the details of which were not initially disclosed — and was expected to return to Washington either late Tuesday or early Wednesday morning. Meanwhile, the hearing went on as scheduled, led instead by Democratic Maryland Rep. Jamie Raskin.
Trump-Hating NY Times Pouts
Trump Doesn’t Throw
Christmas Parties for Journalists
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Posted by Ida Lou Pino 12/26/2019 11:29:29 AM Post Reply
This Christmas, could you please spare a thought for the truly unfortunate: D.C. political journalists deprived of holiday parties surrounded by members of the Trump Administration (whom they despise)? The front of the New York Times Sunday Styles section was a microcosm of self-absorbed journalists indulging themselves over the holidays: “The Pall Before Christmas.” It was written by Shawn McCreesh, previously an editorial assistant to Maureen Dowd and who here shares Dowd’s contemptuous irreverence toward Trump
Bloomberg rises to third place
alongside Warren in national poll
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Posted by Ida Lou Pino 1/6/2020 9:30:18 AM Post Reply
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg saw a 6-point bump in the latest Hill-HarrisX survey of the Democratic presidential primary. The nationwide poll, which was released Friday, shows Bloomberg up from 5 percent to 11 percent support for the nomination nationally. The former New York City mayor is now in a dead heat for third place with top-tier candidate, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), who also received 11 percent support. Biden, meanwhile, continues to lead the Democratic field with 28 percent followed by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) at 16 percent.
Trump adds Ken Starr
and Alan Dershowitz
to impeachment defense team
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Posted by Ida Lou Pino 1/17/2020 11:12:21 AM Post Reply
President Donald Trump is adding three seasoned lawyers to his impeachment legal defense team, people familiar with the matter said, including Kenneth Starr, the hard-charging prosecutor whose work led to President Bill Clinton's impeachment. Alan Dershowitz, the constitutional lawyer, and Robert Ray, Starr's successor at the Office of Independent Counsel during the Clinton administration, are also joining the team, the people said. The three are expected to join a legal team headed by White House counsel Pat Cipollone and outside attorney Jay Sekulow, who are still expected to deliver statements on the President's behalf on the Senate floor.
AOC Mocks Rush Limbaugh’s
Appearance at SOTU
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Posted by Ida Lou Pino 2/5/2020 10:40:09 AM Post Reply
Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez didn’t attend last night’s State of the Union, but she was watching and streaming her reaction to her fans online. When asked her reaction to Rush Limbaugh receiving the presidential medal of freedom, AOC said “First of all, the Presidential Medal of Freedom is an extraordinarily sacred award. We’re talking about putting someone on the same level as Rosa Parks in terms of their contributions to American progress.” Has anyone told her that Joe Biden also received the award? AOC doesn’t even believe that she should be in the same party as Biden, so I’ll assume she doesn’t hold him in the same esteem as Rosa Parks.
Wray: FBI Agents Involved In FISA
Debacle Have Been Referred To
Bureau’s Disciplinary Office
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Posted by Ida Lou Pino 2/6/2020 10:09:17 AM Post Reply
FBI Director Christopher Wray said Wednesday that the FBI agents involved in the surveillance of Carter Page who are still at the bureau have been referred to the FBI’s Office of Professional Responsibility for possible disciplinary action. During a House Judiciary Committee hearing, Wray noted that most of the FBI officials who oversaw Crossfire Hurricane, which involved surveillance of Page, have left the bureau and are no longer subject to disciplinary review. He said the FBI personnel who worked on that probe and who still have jobs at the FBI are mostly line-level agents.
Deval Patrick drops out of
Democratic presidential race
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Posted by Ida Lou Pino 2/13/2020 9:25:00 AM Post Reply
Deval Patrick ended his long-shot Democratic presidential campaign after failing to gain traction during his last-minute bid in a crowded field of candidates. “The vote in New Hampshire last night was not enough for us to create the practical wind at the campaign’s back to go on to the next round of voting. So I have decided to suspend the campaign, effective immediately,” Patrick said in a statement Wednesday. Patrick, who was the first black governor of Massachusetts, holding office from 2007 to 2015, announced his candidacy in November
Donna Brazile Gets Reminded of
Some Inconvenient 2016 History
After Saying Trump Will ‘Cheat’
in 2020
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Posted by Ida Lou Pino 2/21/2020 9:25:43 AM Post Reply
Though predictable, one of the most frustrating things about how Democrats have behaved since 2016 is their penchant for undermining election results simply because they don’t like the outcome. They of course cranked up the “illegitimate” rhetoric within moments of Donald Trump’s November 2016 victory over Hillary Clinton. They’ve kept it up ever since by way of perpetuating the myth of Trump/Russia collusion even after it was determined that there wasn’t any.
Federal Reserve announces first
emergency rate cut
since the financial crisis
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Posted by Ida Lou Pino 3/3/2020 11:31:30 AM Post Reply
The Federal Reserve slashed interest rates by half a percentage point on Tuesday, a bold attempt to give the US economy a jolt in the face of concerns about the coronavirus outbreak. It was the first unscheduled, emergency rate cut since 2008, and it also marks the biggest one-time cut since then. The new benchmark interest rate is 1% to 1.25%. Although the fundamentals of the US economy remain strong, "the coronavirus poses evolving risks to economic activity," the central bank said in a statement. Just last week, several Fed officials said it was too early to cut rates in the face of the global virus outbreak.
Mike Bloomberg wins American Samoa —
after spending $500 million on ads
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Posted by Ida Lou Pino 3/4/2020 9:43:57 AM Post Reply
Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg came away the big winner Tuesday night — in the American Samoa caucuses. Bloomberg was awarded five of the six delegates from American Samoa, with Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, claiming just one. It amounted to his first victory from the Super Tuesday contests, after dropping $500 million on ads. Former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders were faring much better in the early voting, raising questions about the future of Bloomberg's campaign.
US crude prices briefly drop below $28
a barrel after OPEC deal failure
sparks price war
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Posted by Ida Lou Pino 3/9/2020 12:09:07 AM Post Reply
Oil prices plunged more than 30% after OPEC’s failure to strike a deal with its allies regarding production cuts caused Saudi Arabia to slash its prices as it reportedly gets set to ramp up production, leading to fears of an all-out price war. U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude briefly dropped 32.29% to $27.95 per barrel. International benchmark Brent crude futures also plummeted 29.03% to $32.13 per barrel.
After Getting Drunk and Being
Found in a Hotel Room with
Meth and an Alleged Gay Escort,
Andrew Gillum Heads to Rehab
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Posted by Ida Lou Pino 3/18/2020 8:46:54 AM Post Reply
Well, maybe this was a predictable result of what appears to be quite a night for former Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum. He was found in a hotel room last week totally drunk and incapable of speaking with police. Oh, and did we mention that there were bags of meth and reported gay escorts in the room as well? Yes. The other man involved was reportedly suffering a drug overdose.
'Whatever it takes': EU leaders
agree to 30-day entry ban
to fight coronavirus spread
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Posted by Ida Lou Pino 3/18/2020 8:58:39 AM Post Reply
All 27 European Union nations agreed to shut down entry into EU borders in an effort to fight the spread of the coronavirus pandemic that has claimed tens of thousands of lives across the continent. German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced the plan, set to last 30 days, on Tuesday during a teleconference meeting with other EU leaders. She said there would be "very, very limited exceptions." “The union and its member states will do whatever it takes,” said European Council President Charles Michel, who also noted the EU will arrange for the repatriation of citizens who live within the union.
Crisis Socialism: No Bailouts
for Open Borders Globalists!
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Posted by Ida Lou Pino 3/20/2020 9:37:28 AM Post Reply
No. No. No. No. No. The answer from the American people across the political spectrum to the airline industry's plea for a $50 billion taxpayer-subsidized bailout in the Age of WuFlu must be "Hell, no!" times 50 billion. Why should working-class American citizens being laid off from restaurants, bars, grocery stores, ports, gyms, entry-level service jobs and gig economy contracts rescue one of the beltway swamp's most powerful corporate lobbies
House Republicans demand hearing
on FBI FISA failures after
new bombshell revelations
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Posted by Ida Lou Pino 4/1/2020 10:43:02 AM Post Reply
House Republicans late Tuesday renewed their demands that the House Judiciary Committee hold hearings into the FBI spying on Americans after a new review found agents routinely used inaccurate or incomplete evidence to justify surveillance warrants. Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio, the panel's ranking member, sent Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., a letter requesting the hearings in response to a special investigative memo released by Justice Department inspector general Michael Horowitz earlier in the day.