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Report: Merkel Govt May Have Let In Thousands of War Criminal Migrants replies
Posted by M2 3/10/2019 10:16:54 AM Post Reply
A damning new report has claimed that since 2014, the government of German Chancellor Angela Merkel has allowed thousands of war criminal migrants to enter the country. The new report claims that from 2014 to 2019, the German government not only let in around 5,000 migrants who were subject to investigation for violating international law, but only investigated a handful of them itself, German tabloid Bild reports. The paper states that the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) tipped the government off to around 5,000 migrants they believed had been involved in war crimes or other crimes against humanity.
Orban: No Place for Multiculturalism in Hungary replies
Posted by M2 3/10/2019 10:18:15 AM Post Reply
Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orbán has hit back at Western European critics, stating clearly that multiculturalism has no place in his country. The new statements come from an interview of Orbán by French politician Philippe de Villiers as part of the newly released book, I Pulled the Thread of Lies, and Everything Unravelled, according to a press release from the Hungarian prime minister’s office. “What outrages our opponents the most is the fact that in our Constitution we have written that Hungary has Christian roots; that here there is no place for multiculturalism; that a child has the right to a mother
Trump Gives GM Ultimatum: Reopen Closed Lordstown, Ohio, Plant replies
Posted by M2 3/18/2019 8:38:25 AM Post Reply
President Donald Trump this weekend called out multinational corporation General Motors (GM) for closing its first of four U.S. assembly plants it expects to shutter this year, urging GM CEO Mary Barra to quickly reopen the plant. Trump called out the automaker and Barra for laying off thousands of American workers and the recent closing of the Lordstown, Ohio, assembly plant. This year, GM announced it would stop production at four of its U.S. plants, including Detroit-Hamtramck and Warren Transmission in Michigan, Lordstown Assembly in Ohio, and Baltimore Operations in Maryland. Trump initially blasted the decision, saying, “This country has
Stress Mess: 3 In 5 Millennials Say Life More Stressful Now Than Ever Before replies
Posted by M2 3/19/2019 8:18:21 AM Post Reply
Smartphones and digital technology are supposed to make our lives easier, but for young adults, it seems that things may only be getting tougher — and for a slew of reasons. According to one recent survey, about 3 out of 5 millennials (58%) feel life is more stressful right now than ever before. In fact, the survey of 2,000 American millennials, commissioned by CBD oil company Endoca, reveals that one-third of millennials believe their lives are more stressful than the average person’s life. The survey also pointed to numerous causes of the frustration for this young segment.
Omar Holding Secret Fundraisers With Islamic Groups Tied to Terror replies
Posted by M2 3/22/2019 5:45:40 PM Post Reply
Democratic freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.) has been holding a series of secret fundraisers with groups that have been tied to the support of terrorism, appearances that have been closed to the press and hidden from public view. The content of these speeches, given to predominately Muslim audiences, remains unknown, prompting some of Omar´s critics to express concern about the type of rhetoric she is using before these paying audiences, particularly in light of the lawmaker´s repeated use of anti-Semitic tropes in public. Omar recently spoke in Florida at a private event hosted by Islamic Relief, a charity
Charlie Kirk: President Trump Recognizes the Importance of the Culture War replies
Posted by M2 3/24/2019 8:11:11 AM Post Reply
Turning Point USA founder and Executive Director Charlie Kirk told Breitbart News that President Donald Trump “recognizes the importance of the culture war” and that when the president sees his supporters — as well as constitutional liberties — under attack, he “has an obligation to have their backs.” Kirk offered his remarks in a Saturday interview on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily with host Matt Boyle. “What the president did this week is so historic,” said Charlie Kirk, “The signing of an executive order that any institution of higher learning that does not protect the First Amendment rights of their students will
Jussie Smollett is nominated for an NAACP Award, and host Anthony Anderson hopes he wins replies
Posted by M2 3/29/2019 7:26:00 AM Post Reply
Just days after the prosecutors dropped all charges against Jussie Smollett, who had been indicted on 16 counts of disorderly conduct, the "Empire" actor could again make headlines. Smollett is nominated for the 2019 NAACP Image Awards, scheduled for Saturday. Six-time host and "Black-ish" star Anthony Anderson told Variety on Wednesday that he hopes to see the controversial actor there. “I hope he wins," Anderson added. "I’m happy for him that the system worked for him in his favor because the system isn’t always fair, especially for people of color. So I’m glad it worked out for him."
Exclusive– Democratic Rep. Ro Khanna Calls for Bipartisan Coalition to Work with Trump on Ending Foreign Wars: ‘I Think We’re All on the Same Team’ As Americans replies
Posted by M2 4/1/2019 12:35:40 PM Post Reply
Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA), a progressive Democrat who is the co-chairman of the 2020 Democrat presidential campaign for Vermont independent Sen. Bernie Sanders, told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview that he hopes a bipartisan coalition comes together to work with President Donald Trump to end a number of wars and U.S. military conflicts worldwide. Ro Khanna argued that if the United States stops its backing of Saudi Arabia in Yemen’s civil war, finally ends the war in Afghanistan, withdraws troops from Syria once and for all, resists temptations by some to get militarily involved in Venezuela, and completes successful
MN Investigating Ilhan Omar for Possibly Using Campaign Funds for Divorce, Travel replies
Posted by M2 4/2/2019 12:09:46 PM Post Reply
An investigation into whether Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) misused campaign funds for her personal use is slated to conclude, according to a report. ABC local affiliate 13 WHAM-TV reported Monday that officials have recently concluded their probe and are will soon reveal the findings of two complaints against the controversial freshman congresswoman. The pair of complaints, which were reportedly filed as Omar campaigned for the House last year, were brought by State Rep. Steve Drazkowski (R). In his complaint to the Minnesota Campaign Finance Board, Drazkowski accused Omar of spending nearly $6,000 in campaign money on a trip to Boston and
Buttigieg Pushes Wealth Tax: ‘People in This Country Are Not Paying Their Fair Share’ replies
Posted by M2 4/2/2019 12:12:07 PM Post Reply
Monday on MSNBC’s “The Last Word,” 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Mayor Pete Buttigieg supported the idea of a wealth tax, arguing that “some people” were not paying their”fair share.” When asked if he would repeal the Trump tax cuts, Buttigieg said, “Yes, at least the tax cuts on the wealthiest because that has blown a huge hole in the treasury that my generation is going to be forced to pay. We’re going to have to pay for it probably in the form of reduced services if we don’t come up with revenue. There’s no need for some of these giveaways to
Nielsen Orders ‘Emergency Surge Operations’ on Southwest Border replies
Posted by M2 4/2/2019 12:15:12 PM Post Reply
The Trump administration is speeding up the temporary deployment of another 750 Customs and Border Protection (CBP) personnel – and possibly more – to parts of the Southwest border most affected by the influx of migrants. The administration also has directed CBP to return to Mexico hundreds of migrants more each day than are currently being sent back. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen issued the directives in a memorandum to CBP Commissioner Kevin McAleenan on Monday, telling him to initiate “emergency surge operations.” She instructed CBP to speed up the planned reallocation of up to 750 officers to sectors “affected by the emergency,”
Major Upset: Conservative Wisconsin Supreme Court Candidate Shocks Liberals With Surprise Victory replies
Posted by M2 4/3/2019 4:11:22 PM Post Reply
It was a statewide race that only the nerdiest of political nerds were following at the national level, but suffice it to say that we´d be hearing a lot about it if the expected outcome had come to pass. By way of background, Wisconsin´s Supreme Court has been decidedly conservative for years, but when a liberal justice won a resounding 12-point victory last fall (Badger State voters choose Supreme Court members in nominally "non-partisan" elections), the Left immediately set it sights on the 2019 contest. If a left-leaning candidate had defeated another right-leaning jurist --
Exclusive–Brandon Judd: DHS Can End Catch and Release by Empowering Border Patrol to Judge Asylum Claims replies
Posted by M2 4/4/2019 8:17:26 AM Post Reply
National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd says the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is considering a plan to allow U.S. Border Patrol agents to administer “credible fear” interviews to border crossers that would “exponentially” drive down soaring illegal immigration levels. During an exclusive interview with SiriusXM Patriot’s Breitbart News Tonight, Judd said illegal immigration at the U.S.-Mexico border could be quickly cut and the policy of Catch and Release could be ended if DHS authorized Border Patrol agents to conduct immediate interviews with illegal border crossers claiming asylum. As Breitbart News has reported, less than ten percent of the
Rep. Jayapal: Protect Transgender Freedom by Regulating All Americans replies
Posted by M2 4/4/2019 8:19:59 AM Post Reply
The federal government must regulate behavior by 330 million Americans to protect the freedom of transgender people, says progressive Democratic Rep. Pramila Jayapal. “My beautiful, now 22-year-old child told me last year that they were gender nonconforming,” she tearfully said Tuesday, while using the “their” pronoun in place of “he.” She described how her son claims to be neither male nor female: I came to understand what their newfound freedom ? it is the only way I can describe what has happened to my beautiful child, what their newfound freedom to wear a dress, to rid themselves of some conformist stereotype of
Sen. Udall: ‘We Now Have a New Kind of Refugee - Climate Refugees’ replies
Posted by M2 4/4/2019 11:28:36 AM Post Reply
Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) used his opening statement at an Appropriations subcommittee hearing on the Environmental Protection Agency’s 2020 budget request to warn about the existence of “a new kind of refugee - climate refugees” - a byproduct of climate change. “First and foremost, this administration has abandoned all efforts to fight climate change, and you’ve personally doubled down on that by denying climate change is even a major crisis. Administrator Wheeler, climate change is a major and very real crisis,” said Udall, ranking member of the Subcommittee on Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies.
Lara Logan calls out CNN anchors Don Lemon and Chris Cuomo: ´Are these opinion shows or news programs?´ replies
Posted by M2 4/4/2019 11:31:17 AM Post Reply
Former CBS News journalist Lara Logan has taken aim at two CNN primetime hosts. Logan, a former “60 Minutes” reporter, criticized Don Lemon and Chris Cuomo for not clearly stating whether they are journalists or “opinion hosts.” “My concern as a journalist is trying to figure out what the facts are and trying to figure out what people are actually representing and what they’re trying to do in the election,” Logan said during “Hannity” on Wednesday night. “As journalists, it seems to me, our job is to do that. That is our duty. But what I really want to know, Don Lemon, Chris
You elected them to write new laws. They’re letting corporations do it instead. replies
Posted by M2 4/4/2019 11:37:24 AM Post Reply
Each year, state lawmakers across the U.S. introduce thousands of bills dreamed up and written by corporations, industry groups and think tanks. Disguised as the work of lawmakers, these so-called “model” bills get copied in one state Capitol after another, quietly advancing the agenda of the people who write them. A two-year investigation by USA TODAY, The Arizona Republic? and the Center for Public Integrity reveals for the first time the extent to which special interests have infiltrated state legislatures using model legislation. USA TODAY and the Republic found at least 10,000 bills almost entirely copied from model legislation were introduced nationwide in
Poll: Americans give social media a clear thumbs-down replies
Posted by M2 4/5/2019 12:46:34 PM Post Reply
The American public holds negative views of social-media giants like Facebook and Twitter, with sizable majorities saying these sites do more to divide the country than unite it and spread falsehoods rather than news, according to results from the latest national NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. What’s more, six in 10 Americans say they don’t trust Facebook at all to protect their personal information, the poll finds. But the public also believes that technology in general has more benefits than drawbacks on the economy, and respondents are split about whether the federal government should break up the largest tech companies like Apple,
Donald Trump Skipping White House Correspondents’ Dinner Again replies
Posted by M2 4/5/2019 12:48:12 PM Post Reply
President Donald Trump confirmed that he would again skip the White House Correspondents’ Dinner in favor of a political rally. “I’m going to hold a rally, because the dinner is so boring and so negative, that we’re going to hold a very positive rally,” Trump told reporters at the White House. Trump commented on his plans as he left the White House for a trip to visit the Southern border. He said that the site of the rally was yet to be determined, but said he was narrowing it down to about three different sites. “Everybody wants it, it’ll be a big one,
Mormons ease opposition to same-sex couples and their kids replies
Posted by M2 4/5/2019 12:50:01 PM Post Reply
he Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Thursday repealed rules that banned baptisms for children of gay parents and that labeled same-sex couples as sinners eligible for expulsion — marking a reversal of policies condemned as jarring detours from a push by the faith to be more compassionate about LGBTQ issues. LGBTQ church members and groups that support them expressed relief about what they called an important step forward for the faith. However, they also said they were angry about the harm the 2015 policies had caused and the lack of an apology by church leaders. In a statement posted
Michelle Wolf Attacks Trump: He Doesn’t Have a ‘Big Enough Spine’ to Go to White House Correspondents’ Dinner replies
Posted by M2 4/6/2019 10:40:54 AM Post Reply
Comedian Michelle Wolf, who made headlines last year for mocking White House press secretary Sarah Sanders’ looks at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner (WHCD), declared that President Donald Trump won’t go to the dinner because he’s afraid. “You got to love someone that just can’t handle being made fun of,” Michelle Wolf told Variety at Lifetime’s “Power of Women” event. “I think he doesn’t have a big enough spine to attend. If a president can’t take someone making fun of them, I don’t really care about ’em.” Michelle Wolf hosted last year’s WHCD, using the event to viciously attack press secretary Sarah Sanders
Ocasio-Cortez: Draft ‘All Genders’ for the Military replies
Posted by M2 4/6/2019 10:45:08 AM Post Reply
The Pentagon should draft all “genders,” not just men and women, according to New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. She casually spotlighted her revolutionary rejection of biology, sex, and the male-or-female society during a live Facebook chat in which she was asked about her views on the military draft. “As long as we have a draft, I support people of all genders being drafted,” she said. Male and female are the two sexes — but transgender advocates now claim more than 50 “genders” — including agender, bigender, gender fluid, gender non-conforming, genderqueer, intersex, two-spirit, etc, plus “cis-gender” for the 99+ percent
Swastika-Clad Protesters Interrupt Trump Speech to Jewish Republicans replies
Posted by M2 4/7/2019 9:43:08 AM Post Reply
A group of protesters — at least one of whom was wearing a swastika T-shirt — interrupted President Donald Trump’s address to the Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) on Saturday before being ejected by security. The demonstrators clambered on top of their seats in the ballroom at the Sands Expo and began chanting slogans against the Israeli “occupation” of the West Bank. (Israel considers the area, which Jews calls Judea and Samaria, to be “disputed,” not “occupied.”) At least one of the protesters, who happened to stand up a few rows in front of this reporter, was wearing a t-shirt emblazoned
Democrats Will Regret Not Walking Away When They Could replies
Posted by M2 4/8/2019 12:52:43 PM Post Reply
One can imagine a future in which Democrats, reflecting on our present, are shouting to their past selves, “Walk away!” As I will show below, the Democrat’s continued obsession with opening the pandora’s box of the Mueller report will only make things worse for the get-Trump crowd as the hoax chickens increasingly come home to roost. Politico recently reported the Special Counsel’s office rapidly wound down operations after delivering the report to Attorney General Barr. It took most of a weekend for Barr to wade through the report before issuing the summary. Calls for a full, unredacted release of the report
College President Argues Against Free Speech on Campus replies
Posted by M2 4/8/2019 12:55:00 PM Post Reply
Union College President David R. Harris recently penned an argument against free speech on college campuses, claiming that institutions of higher learning have a responsibility to manage speech by providing “constructive engagement,” so that students can have an optimal learning experience. Union College president David R. Harris penned an op-ed, entitled, “A Campus Is Not the Place for Free Speech,” in which he argues that it is the role of colleges and universities to filter the conversations on campuses to provide “constructive engagement.” “I oppose free speech on college campuses,” states Harris in his op-ed, “I think college campuses should be safe
O’Rourke: Netanyahu A ‘Racist’ Prime Minister, Defies Prospects Of Peace replies
Posted by M2 4/9/2019 7:28:58 AM Post Reply
Democrat presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke had harsh words for Israel’s prime minister at a recent rally. While speaking in Iowa City Sunday, O’Rourke slammed Benjamin Netanyahu’s policies in Israel by saying the prime minister defies the prospects of peace in the region. Netanyahu is up for reelection and Israeli voters are set to head to the polls Tuesday. O’Rourke called America’s relationship with Israel “one of the most important on the planet,” which must transcend a “racist” prime minister. “That relationship, if it is to be successful, must transcend partisanship in the United States and
Crosses in Italian Cemetery Covered to Avoid Offence to Other Religions replies
Posted by M2 4/9/2019 11:43:45 AM Post Reply
The crosses on graves in an Italian cemetery in Pieve di Cento have been covered with black cloth so as not to offend those who may come from another religion. The cemetery, which is located in Bologna in a town of around 7,000 people, has also installed motorised blackout curtains in a local chapel following renovations to hide Roman Catholic symbols during ceremonies involving other denominations, Il Giornale reports. Following the reports of the coverings of the symbols, many have expressed criticism including Forza Italia (Forward Italy) deputy Galeazzo Bignami who denounced the move saying those looking not to offend were disrespecting
David Hogg: Trump ‘Supports’ ‘Terrorism’ Against Black Churches replies
Posted by M2 4/9/2019 11:45:21 AM Post Reply
David Hogg accused President Donald Trump of supporting “terrorism” against black churches on Monday because Trump had not tweeted about the three historically black churches that recently burned down in Louisiana. “You won’t see Donald Trump tweeting about this terrorism because it’s the kind he supports,” the gun control activist tweeted while linking to a Reuters article describing the “suspicious fires that destroyed three predominantly black churches in 10 days” in Louisiana’s St. Landry Parish. You won’t see Donald Trump tweeting about this terrorism because it’s the kind he supports. https://t.co/IMwDZnYwaL — David Hogg (@davidhogg111) April 8, 2019 According to the Lafayette Daily Advertiser,
De Blasio Declares Health Emergency, Orders Measles Vaccinations In Williamsburg replies
Posted by M2 4/9/2019 3:46:15 PM Post Reply
Mayor Bill de Blasio declared a public health emergency in parts of Williamsburg and said unvaccinated people in several ZIP codes will be required to get an MMR vaccine as a measles outbreak continues to swell in the Orthodox Jewish community. Under the mandatory vaccinations, members of the city´s Health Department will check the vaccination records of any individual who may have been in contact with infected patients. Those who have not received the MMR vaccine or do not have evidence of immunity may be given a violation and could be fined $1,000. A strong jump in measles cases over
California Parents Protest Explicit Sex Ed, Gender Fluidity Lessons in Elementary Schools replies
Posted by M2 4/10/2019 12:25:15 PM Post Reply
An estimated 500 protesters gathered at the steps of the Sacramento Capitol Building on March 28 to protest explicit sex education, including gender fluidity lessons, being taught in the state’s elementary schools. The protest was organized by the Informed Parents of California (IPCA), which was established following the enactment of the California Healthy Youth Act in January 2016. That legislation was initially called the California Comprehensive Sexual Health and HIV/AIDS Prevention Education Act and was designed to provide “comprehensive sexual health education and HIV prevention education” to California kids in grades seven through 12. “They want to teach our children how to
Scientists put human gene into monkeys to make them smarter, human-like replies
Posted by M2 4/11/2019 8:07:48 AM Post Reply
Making monkeys more smart and human-like, scientists have used gene-editing to insert human brain gene in a monkey. For the first time, a team of Chinese scientists made use of gene-editing techniques to make monkey brains more human-like. By the end, the monkeys, rhesus macaques, got smarter and had superior memories as compared to the unaltered monkeys. Researchers edited the human version of a gene known as ‘MCPH1’ into the macaques. The gene made the monkeys’ brain develop along a more human-like timeline. The gene-hacked monkeys showed better reaction times and improved short-term memories in comparison to their unaltered peers,
William Barr Confirms Breitbart News, Mark Levin on Obama Administration ‘Spying’ on Trump Campaign replies
Posted by M2 4/11/2019 10:19:44 AM Post Reply
Attorney General William Barr told the Senate on Wednesday that he believed the Obama administration did, in fact, spy on President Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. Democrats and their media allies howled in outrage and derision. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said that Barr “is going off the rails.” NBC News’ Chuck Todd said that Barr “gave credence to a factless conspiracy theory.” But Barr merely confirmed what is already known. As conservative radio host Mark Levin and Breitbart News pointed out in March 2017, based solely on reporting by the mainstream media itself (using leaks from law enforcement and
McConnell: We’re Seeing ‘Full Socialism on Display’ in the 2020 Dem Presidential Primaries replies
Posted by M2 4/11/2019 10:21:27 AM Post Reply
Thursday on Fox News Channel’s “Special Report,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) acknowledged that it was his view “full socialism” was on display in the Democratic Party, especially among that party’s 2020 presidential hopefuls. McConnell was asked about a proposal by his colleague Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) to make Medicare available for all. The Kentucky Republican said that was a sign of just how the Democratic Party has embraced socialism. “Not as long as I’m majority leader. It ought to be called Medicare for none because as the setup piece pointed out 180 million American’s would lose the private health insurance
A Man for This Season replies
Posted by M2 4/11/2019 10:23:53 AM Post Reply
Disclosure requires at the outset that I mention Victor Davis Hanson wrote a very generous foreword to my book on President Trump, though from a somewhat different angle. I would have declined this assignment if it required, in all honesty, to write a less than favorable review. That is not a problem. This is, and as any Hanson reader would expect, an excellent book. The title is in some respects misleading, as the author does not make the case for Trump as an advocate; he neutrally presents the reasons why an adequate number of Americans, conveniently distributed electorally, chose him
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says stress is ´making me lose weight´ replies
Posted by M2 4/12/2019 10:43:26 AM Post Reply
The stress of working in Congress is taking a toll on Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s health, she says. Want daily pop culture news delivered to your inbox? for Yahoo’s newsletter. In an Instagram Stories appearance with Florida congresswoman Lois Frankel, the 29-year-old Washington, D.C. newcomer admits that “stress is making me lose weight.” The comment came after Frankel offered her tips for surviving as a freshman congresswoman. After schooling her on the importance of “good shoes” with rubber soles — as opposed to the “ridiculous” heels Ocasio-Cortez tends to wear — Frankel shared her second piece of advice. “You have to watch what you eat,”
Mueller Report: No Collusion or Obstruction. Period. replies
Posted by M2 4/19/2019 10:18:43 AM Post Reply
RUSH: Hi, folks. Rush Limbaugh here and the Excellence in Broadcasting Network. I’m just jumping straight into it. This report is exactly what I thought it was gonna be, and it is being reacted to exactly as I thought it would be reacted to. There is no need for a 400-page report. There’s only one reason for a 400-page report, and that is to create the news environment that is occurring right now. This report could have been issued in one page: We found no evidence of collusion between the Russians and the Trump campaign, period, and we don’t have enough to
George Conway: Congress Has ‘Constitutional Duty’ to Remove ‘Cancer’ Trump replies
Posted by M2 4/19/2019 10:20:37 AM Post Reply
Attorney George Conway, husband of White House aide Kellyanne Conway, called on Congress to remove President Donald Trump from office following the Thursday release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report. “What the Mueller report disturbingly shows, with crystal clarity, is that today there is a cancer in the presidency: President Donald J. Trump,” Conway wrote in a Washington Post opinion-editorial. “Congress now bears the solemn constitutional duty to excise that cancer without delay.” The frequent Trump critic went on to argue that Mueller’s findings lay out how the president committed wrongdoing disqualifying him from the presidency. “The investigation that Trump tried to interfere
Exclusive–Bill Cassidy Designing Republican Federalist Healthcare Plan replies
Posted by M2 4/19/2019 10:23:23 AM Post Reply
Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview Thursday that Republicans need to counter Medicare for All with their own proposal. Cassidy revealed that he continues to work on his own proposal, based on the successful CHIP program, that would allow states to design a healthcare plan that works best for their citizens. Sen. Cassidy, a doctor and one of the Senate’s foremost experts on health care, spoke with Breitbart News regarding his many many proposals to lower healthcare costs, as President Donald Trump recently declared that the Republican party would become the party of health care.
Maxine Waters: ‘I Call Out’ the ‘Patriotism’ of Those Standing with Trump replies
Posted by M2 4/22/2019 8:08:01 AM Post Reply
Sunday on MSNBC’s “AM Joy,” Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) said she questioned the patriotism of Republicans who are supporting President Donald Trump after the release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 election. While discussing Sen. Lindsey Graham’s (R-SC) support for Trump, Water said, “One of the things you have to think about is this; who are the patriots? Who will stand up for America when our obvious enemy is basically hacking into our electoral systems? Who is going to stand up for America and claim to be a patriot when they see that there are
Pete Buttigieg: Gun Control ‘Compatible with the Second Amendment’ replies
Posted by M2 4/22/2019 8:09:54 AM Post Reply
Democrat presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg used a question and answer session during an Iowa speech to claim numerous gun controls he supports are “completely compatible with the Second Amendment.” C-Span published the question and answer session, wherein an audience member stood and read aloud a question centered on school shootings. The questioner identified himself as a millennial, “a hunter,” and “a responsible gun owner.” He asked what “policies and measures [Buttigieg] would take to ensure responsible gun laws.” Buttigieg replied: Like you, I come from a place where gun rights are taken very seriously, and that’s okay. The reality is,
Linda Sarsour Urges Muslims to Support Rep. Ilhan Omar, ‘The Best Our Community Has to Offer’ replies
Posted by M2 4/22/2019 8:12:55 AM Post Reply
Palestinian-American activist Linda Sarsour urged a group of Muslims demonstrating outside the White House on Sunday to support Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) – “the best that our community has to offer” – and to prepare in the 2020 election to “say no to fascism,” bigotry and Islamophobia. Sarsour called on Muslims to pray during Ramadan for Omar, fellow Muslim Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) – like Omar an outspoken critic of President Trump – and other community leaders and activists. “Sister Ilhan Omar is the best that our community has to offer: She’s black, she’s Somali, a former refugee,” she said. “She’s bold,
Obama, Clinton, Democrats Denounce Attacks on ‘Easter Worshippers,’ Not ‘Christians’ replies
Posted by M2 4/22/2019 12:02:42 PM Post Reply
Former President Barack Obama, former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, and several other leading Democrats denounced terror attacks on what they called “Easter worshippers” — not Christians — Sunday in Sri Lanka. Suicide bombers murdered nearly 300 people and wounded 500 more in attacks on three churches, three hotels, and a housing complex. Many were killed as they attended Mass for Easter Sunday. The government reportedly suspects that the bombers, all Sri Lankans, were members of “a domestic Islamist terror group named National Thowfeek Jamaath.” Yet Obama, Clinton, and other Democrats — including 2020 presidential contender Julián Castro — could not bring
Harvard Poll: Young Voters Siding More with Democrats replies
Posted by M2 4/23/2019 7:51:41 AM Post Reply
Young voters are increasingly siding with Democrats, but young Republicans concerned about the direction of the country are growing more socially conservative than their elders, according to a Harvard poll published Monday. There was record youth voter turnout in the 2018 midterms, with two-thirds of young voters picking a Democrat, according to the poll, conducted by Harvard’s Institute of Politics and published by Time. The overall turnout was 31 percent — the highest since the mid-1990s, according to the poll. Youth voters were defined as those falling between ages 18 to 29. “We’ve been seeing a growing divide
Harris: I’ll ‘Take Executive Action’ if Congress Doesn’t Pass Gun Legislation in First 100 Days replies
Posted by M2 4/23/2019 7:57:58 AM Post Reply
During a town hall on CNN on Monday, 2020 presidential candidate Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) vowed that if Congress doesn’t pass gun legislation within the first 100 days of her administration, she will “take executive action.” Harris said, “Upon being elected, I will give the United States Congress 100 days to get their act together and have the courage to pass reasonable gun safety laws, and if they fail to do it, then I will take executive action.” She continued, “And specifically, what I will do is put in place a requirement that for anyone who sells more than five guns a
No Senate Intelligence Committee Republicans Publicly Stand Up for Richard Burr’s Rogue Donald Trump Jr. Subpoena replies
Posted by M2 5/9/2019 9:49:01 AM Post Reply
Not one GOP senator on the Senate Intelligence Committee was willing to publicly align himself or herself on Wednesday evening with the panel’s chairman, Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC), after Burr made the determination, against indications from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, to issue a subpoena to Donald Trump Jr. to testify again on the Russia probe. News broke late Wednesday afternoon that Burr had issued Trump, Jr. a subpoena to try to compel the president’s eldest son to testify again. The subpoena is in contravention of a previous promise Burr made to Trump, Jr. that he would only need to testify
Linda Sarsour Posts Selfie on Private Jet While Complaining about ‘Injustice’ replies
Posted by M2 5/9/2019 9:51:41 AM Post Reply
Women’s March leader Linda Sarsour was ripped on social media after posting a selfie with Roger Waters on a private jet with an accompanying text extolling the Pink Floyd frontman’s “empathy” and “personal risk” in standing up for the Palestinians. Sarsour wrote: Kind, compassionate, humble, active listener — that’s Roger Waters. I spent the entire day with him yesterday and we had great conversations about injustice, empathy, morals. He listened intently as I shared with him my story, what I believe, what hurts, what we must do to make this world a better place. We won’t always agree on everything but Roger
Louisiana Poll: Republican Ralph Abraham Surging in Governor’s Race Against Democrat Incumbent John Bel Edwards replies
Posted by M2 5/9/2019 9:54:24 AM Post Reply
A newly released poll of likely voters in Louisiana’s upcoming gubernatorial election found that Republican candidate Rep. Ralph Abraham (R-LA) is surging into a near statistical tie with incumbent Democrat Gov. John Bel Edwards, a potential sign of serious problems for the Democrats in a deep-red state that President Donald Trump will visit next week. The upcoming governor’s race in the fall in Louisiana marks one of the biggest regularly scheduled general elections between now and November 2020, when President Trump will face off against whomever the Democrats nominate from their growing field of presidential candidates, now totaling more than 20. The
Comey: ´The FBI Doesn´t Spy…Republicans Need to Breathe Into a Paper Bag´ replies
Posted by M2 5/9/2019 9:56:04 AM Post Reply
In his first TV interview since the Mueller report was released, former FBI Director James Comey told CBS News Wednesday morning that he disagrees with Attorney General William Barr, who thinks that "spying did occur" on the Trump campaign. "Yeah, I have no idea what he´s talking about," Comey said. "The FBI doesn´t spy. The FBI investigates. We investigated a very serious allegation that Americans might be hooked up with the Russian effort to attack our democracy. The Republicans need to breathe into a paper bag. “If we had confronted the same facts with a different candidate, say, a Democratic candidate
US college scandal: How much difference does going to a top university make? replies
Posted by M2 5/9/2019 10:00:36 AM Post Reply
The US admissions scandal has seen dozens of people charged following claims wealthy parents paid bribes to get their children places at elite colleges. But how much does which university you attend really matter? Not much, according to research - and it looks as if it matters least of all for those from the most privileged backgrounds Many affluent parents may be spending a huge amount of time, money, and energy to secure a bumper-sticker-worthy college place, with little by way of tangible results. Instead, it is those from the most deprived backgrounds who stand to gain most but are least able to access
´Not above the law´: Trump indictment in play after presidency, James Comey says replies
Posted by M2 5/10/2019 7:41:20 AM Post Reply
Former FBI Director James B. Comey said Thursday that he thinks President Trump likely has committed crimes that could be cause for indictment once he leaves office and, were he not president, likely would already have been indicted. In a CNN town-hall-style meeting, Mr. Comey was asked by host Anderson Cooper whether Mr. Trump acted with corrupt intent to interfere with an ongoing investigation. “It sure looks that way,” Mr. Comey replied, saying he based that judgment on his reading of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report and leaning most heavily on Mr. Trump’s
Mark Meadows: FBI ‘Well Aware the Dossier Was a Lie’ Before Moving to Spy on Trump Campaign replies
Posted by M2 5/10/2019 11:31:00 AM Post Reply
A newly-uncovered document suggests that the Obama Department of Justice (DOJ), including the FBI, was “well aware” that foreign agent Christopher Steele was trying to interfere in the 2016 presidential election with disinformation — and yet still used his materials to spy on American citizens and the Trump campaign, according to Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC). “[O]fficials at the FBI and (Department of Justice) DOJ were well aware the dossier was a lie — from very early on in the process all the way to when they made the conscious decision to include it in a FISA application,” Meadows said Tuesday
Levin: Only Way to Make Dems Stop Using Soviet Tactics Against Republicans Is if Soviet Tactics Are Used Against Them replies
Posted by M2 5/10/2019 11:32:53 AM Post Reply
Thursday on Fox News Channel’s “Hannity,” conservative talker Mark Levin, author of “Unfreedom of the Press,” made the argument for a criminal grand jury to be impaneled and a special counsel to be appointed to “get to the bottom of” the events that led to the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe based on allegations of Trump-Russia collusion. Levin argued that if Democrats were going to use “Soviet tactics” against Republicans, it was up to Republicans to reciprocate. Partial transcript as follows: SEAN HANNITY, “HANNITY” HOST: Joining us now with reaction to all of this Author of Unfreedom of the Press, which
Pentagon Sends Lincoln Strike Group To Persian Gulf replies
Posted by M2 5/13/2019 5:41:52 PM Post Reply
The Pentagon is sending additional marines and assets to the Persian Gulf as tensions between the U.S. and Iran escalate. This comes just days after National Security Advisor John Bolton announced that the super carrier USS Abraham Lincoln and its strike group would be deployed to the area. One America’s Neil W. McCabe has more from the White House.
President Trump Says It’s A ‘Big Mistake’ For Iran To Threaten U.S., Allies replies
Posted by M2 5/13/2019 5:44:13 PM Post Reply
President Trump issued a stern warning to Iran during his meeting with Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban Monday. He told the Ayatollah regime to not take irresponsible steps in its foreign policies or threaten the U.S. and its allies. The president also left all options on the table in dealing with Iran. “We’ll see what happens with Iran, if they do anything it will be a very bad mistake if they do anything,” stated President Trump. “It’s going to be a bad problem for Iran if something happens, I can tell you that, they’re not going to be happy
Trump Approval May 14, 2019 replies
Posted by M2 5/15/2019 9:51:09 AM Post Reply
A new Zogby Poll® of 852 likely voters nationwide in the U.S., conducted from 5/2/19-5/9/19, with a margin of sampling error of +/-3.4 percentage points, shows President Trump´s job approval rating at its best since we´ve been tracking the figure. Currently, he stands at 51% approve/48% disapprove, while 2% are not sure. President Trump´s job approval rating has seen a post Mueller Report boost! We called it a few weeks ago. But that´s not the complete story as to why the president has reached a peak in his job approval rating. Trump is also riding high on positive economic news...
New York City Council Considering Banning Fur replies
Posted by M2 5/15/2019 9:55:20 AM Post Reply
Lawmakers in New York City will hold a hearing Wednesday on a measure that would ban the sale of nearly all new fur products. City council Speaker Corey Johnson sponsored the fur ban that will be the centerpiece of a hearing at City Hall Wednesday afternoon. The bill bans the sale of all fur, except for sales of used fur apparel and fur garments worn for religious reasons. The bill is fervently supported by radical animal rights activists and leftwing celebrities. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals claim that the industry is cruel to animals. Actress Angelic Huston wrote an op-ed
Inside Chile´s Amaranta school for transgender children replies
Posted by M2 5/15/2019 10:06:27 AM Post Reply
A school believed to be the first in the world predominantly for transgender children and their siblings opened in Chile last year. It is named after the Mexican transgender politician Amaranta Gómez Regalado, and caters for children aged between 6 and 17. Many of the students dropped out of their previous schools once they began to transition. They learn traditional subjects like maths, science, history, English and art and take part in state exams. The BBC´s Gender and Identity reporter Megha Mohan reports.
´Resistance is not futile´: Red Hen owner says booting Sarah Sanders was great for business replies
Posted by M2 5/15/2019 10:09:26 AM Post Reply
The owner of a small eatery in Virginia, which gained national attention last summer for kicking out White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, says she remains proud of that decision. In fact, booting Sanders from the establishment has been great for business, claims Stephanie Wilkinson, the owner of the Red Hen in Lexington, in a Washington Post op-ed published Tuesday. Wilkinson said she was flooded with emails, letters and packages after the story of her encounter with Sanders went viral, many of them full of anger and wishes "that our business die a painful death." "After nearly a year, I’m
Pope Francis: Human History Marked by ‘Mysterious Evil’ replies
Posted by M2 5/15/2019 10:15:29 AM Post Reply
“There is an evil in our life, which is an indisputable presence,” Pope Francis told pilgrims Wednesday as he continued his reflections on the Lord’s Prayer. “History books are the desolate catalog of how much our existence in this world has been an often-failed adventure,” the pope said on a drizzly morning in the Vatican’s Saint Peter’s Square. “There is a mysterious evil, which surely is not the work of God but that penetrates silently into the folds of history.” “Silent like the snake that carries its poison silently,” he continued. “At times it seems to take over and on certain days
Four in 10 Americans Embrace
Some Form of Socialism
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Posted by M2 5/21/2019 6:38:25 AM Post Reply
Americans today are more closely divided than they were earlier in the last century when asked whether some form of socialism would be a good or bad thing for the country. While 51% of U.S. adults say socialism would be a bad thing for the country, 43% believe it would be a good thing. Those results contrast with a 1942 Roper/Fortune survey that found 40% describing socialism as a bad thing, 25% a good thing and 34% not having an opinion. The Roper/Fortune survey is one of the oldest trend questions measuring attitudes on socialism in the U.S. Gallup's update of the question in an April 17-30 survey finds
11h ago Federal Wall Funding of $1.57 Billion
Yields 1.7 Miles of Fence
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Posted by M2 5/22/2019 6:14:12 AM Post Reply
U.S. Customs and Border Protection has put up just 1.7 miles of fencing with the $1.57 billion that Congress appropriated last year for President Donald Trump’s wall along the Mexican border, a federal judge was told. A lawyer for the U.S. House of Representatives provided the information Tuesday to the judge in Oakland, California, who is weighing requests from 20 state attorneys general and the the Sierra Club to block Trump from using funds not authorized by Congress to build the wall. "The administration recently provided updated information to Congress on the status of its efforts as of April 30, 2019," the attorney, Douglas Letter, said in a court filing.
Nevada passes National Popular Vote bill
in bid to upend Electoral College
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Posted by M2 5/22/2019 6:17:50 AM Post Reply
The Nevada Senate approved Tuesday a National Popular Vote bill on a party-line vote, sending the legislation aimed at upending the Electoral College to the governor. Assembly Bill 186, which passed the Senate on a 12-8 vote, would bring Nevada into the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, an agreement between participating states to cast their electoral votes for the winner of the popular vote.
BBC and Attenborough Accused of Fake News Misinformation on ‘Climate Change: The Facts’ replies
Posted by M2 4/28/2019 10:34:04 AM Post Reply
The Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF) has made a formal complaint to the BBC about the series of gross inaccuracies in its recent documentary Climate Change: The Facts. As wags have quipped, the programme presented by Sir David Attenborough was so riddled with errors it really should have been called Climate: Change The Facts. Now the GWPF has written to the BBC Complaints department listing just a few of them. The letter can be read here. According to the GPWF, the programme “went far beyond its remit to present the facts about climate change, instead broadcasting a highly politicised manifesto
California Inmate Accused of Torturing, Beheading Cellmate replies
Posted by M2 4/28/2019 10:35:51 AM Post Reply
A California inmate now stands accused of torturing and beheading his cellmate, according to reports. Convicted murderer Jaime Osuna has been accused of the brutal torture and death of his cellmate at Corcoran State Prison in the Fresno suburb of Corcoran, California. The man was killed in the early morning of March 9 and died of blood loss from “multiple sharp force trauma injuries,” charging documents state. The 31-year-old convict is accused of using a sharp metal object wrapped in string to act as a handle to murder his cellmate, 44-year-old Luis Romero, KCRA reported. The attack occurred overnight, and prosecutors are not
Report: Mueller Objected to Barr’s Report Rollout But Did Not Say It Was Inaccurate replies
Posted by M2 5/1/2019 8:13:33 AM Post Reply
Special Counsel Robert Mueller wrote Attorney General William Barr a letter in late March complaining that Barr’s four-page letter to Congress describing the conclusions of the investigation “did not fully capture the context, nature, and substance” of the special counsel’s investigation, the Washington Post reported Tuesday. Mueller’s March 27 letter “revealed a degree of dissatisfaction with the public discussion of the special counsel’s work that shocked senior Justice Department officials,” the Post reported, citing “people familiar with the discussions.” Mueller reportedly wrote: The summary letter the Department sent to Congress and released to the public late in the afternoon of March 24 did
CNN sees ratings swoon in April replies
Posted by M2 5/1/2019 4:43:47 PM Post Reply
CNN´s prime-time ratings dropped a whopping 26 percent in April compared to last year, according to Nielsen Media Research. MSNBC´s ratings were down 14 percent in April 2019 compared to April 2018, while Fox News´s ratings overall were flat. The sharp decrease for CNN marked its lowest-rated month in total viewers since October 2015. In the 25- to 54-year-old demographic that advertisers covet most, it was the network´s least-watched month since Aug. 2015. In prime time, Fox News finished first with an average of 2.4 million viewers. In April 2018, the network also averaged 2.4 million viewers, according to Nielsen.
Buttigieg meets with Hillary Clinton replies
Posted by M2 5/1/2019 4:46:30 PM Post Reply
Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg sat down with Hillary Clinton on Tuesday, sources tell The Hill. Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Ind., who has been recently surging in the polls, requested the meeting, the sources say. He´s the latest 2020 contender to meet with Clinton, the 2016 Democratic nominee, as she offers advice on what she learned from her race. Others who have met with her include Sens. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.). “She has a lot to share and is happy to give advice to the 2020 candidates,” one Clinton ally said.
Hirono to Barr: ´You Lied to Congress ... You Lied ... You Should Resign!´ replies
Posted by M2 5/2/2019 8:17:48 AM Post Reply
At a hearing on Russian interference in the 2016 election held today by the Senate Judiciary Committee, Democratic Senator Mazie Hirono (Hawaii) spent nearly all of her allotted time not asking questions of the witness, Attorney General William Barr, but berating him as a flunkie for President Trump and repeatedly accusing him of lying to Congress. "You lied to Congress," claimed Hirono. "You told Rep. Charlie Crist [D-Fla.] that you didn´t know what objections Mueller´s team might have to your March 24th so-called summary. You told Sen. Chris Van Hollen [D-Md.] that you didn´t know if Bob Mueller supported your conclusions,
AG Barr Skipping House Judiciary Hearing, Nadler Threatens Contempt Citation replies
Posted by M2 5/2/2019 8:21:02 AM Post Reply
Attorney General William Barr is skipping testifying on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report in front of the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday over a fight with House Democrats over what the hearing format should be. Democrats want committee members to have one round of questioning of Barr, and then to turn it over to the staffs’ counsels to continue questioning him. They also want the attorney general to stay for a closed hearing where they could discuss redacted information in Mueller’s report. In addition to Barr’s decision to skip the hearing, the Justice Department notified Nadler on Wednesday afternoon that
Democrat on Abortion: ‘Some Kids Are Unwanted, So You Kill Them Now or You Kill Them Later’ replies
Posted by M2 5/2/2019 8:23:56 AM Post Reply
Alabama state Rep. John Rogers, a Democrat, said, while debating a bill that would ban most abortions in the state, “Some kids are unwanted, so you kill them now or you kill them later.” “You bring them in the world unwanted, unloved, you send them to the electric chair,” Rogers continued. “So, you kill them now or you kill them later.” (tweet) U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne, a Republican from Alabama who is challenging Sen. Doug Jones in 2020 for his Senate seat, tweeted: (tweets) The Alabama state House overwhelmingly approved a measure Tuesday that would ban most abortions in the
Jeb Bush Uses Democrat Talking Point: ‘Not Sure’ Sanctuary Cities for Illegals Are a ‘Problem’ in Florida replies
Posted by M2 5/2/2019 11:23:51 AM Post Reply
Former Florida governor and failed presidential candidate Jeb Bush (R) is questioning why Florida’s current governor, Ron DeSantis (R), is pushing to ban sanctuary cities that protect criminal illegal aliens in the state. As Breitbart News has chronicled, DeSantis has led an initiative in Florida to ban sanctuary city jurisdictions across the state. The plan, which has already passed the state Senate, would fine a locality or county $5,000 every day that it enforces a sanctuary policy. Bush used the same rhetoric that elected Democrats have used against the sanctuary city ban, claiming DeSantis is only trying to score political points and
Teachers leave classrooms in S.C., N.C. take part in May Day rallies replies
Posted by M2 5/2/2019 11:27:11 AM Post Reply
Teachers in South Carolina rallied Wednesday for the usual demands: more money, smaller classes, and more support staff. The protest in the state capital of Columbia was organized as part of the ‘Red for Ed’ movement, and was organized by an activist group known as South Carolina for Education. They did not want to call it a walk out, but promoted it, instead, as a day of reflection by telling teachers to take a personal day so they could participate. A reported substitute shortage forced some districts to close for the day. Schools in North Carolina also planned early on
Nadler: Barr ´Terrified´ to Take Questions From Committee Staff Attorneys replies
Posted by M2 5/2/2019 11:29:10 AM Post Reply
(Update: Nadler adjourned the hearing shortly after it began. Ranking Member Doug Collins (R-Ga.) fumed in his opening statement that Nadler is trampling the rights of the minority, refusing to consider their points of order. At the end of the brief and contentious hearing, Nadler turned off the microphone of one Republican, Rep. Matt Gaetz, whose point of order was ignored.) (CNSNews.com) - An empty chair was the only witness at this morning´s brief hearing of the House Judiciary Committee. Attorney General William Barr told the committee he would not appear Thursday morning, given the Democrats´ insistence that he
Sen. Josh Hawley: Prejudiced FBI Officials Tried to Overturn Results of a Democratic Election replies
Posted by M2 5/3/2019 9:54:19 AM Post Reply
Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO), during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Wednesday, said officials like former FBI agent Peter Strzok tried to overturn the results of a democratic election by launching an investigation into the Trump campaign for Russian collusion. Hawley read aloud a text from Strzok to his former lover and former FBI lawyer Lisa Page on August 26, 2016: “Just went to the southern Virginia Walmart. I could SMELL the Trump support.” “Smell is capitalized,” he said. “In my view, you want to know what’s really going on here? You want to know why the counterintelligence investigation really
Joe Biden: ‘Jim Crow Is Sneaking Back’ Under ‘Clown’ Donald Trump replies
Posted by M2 5/5/2019 7:57:11 AM Post Reply
Former Vice President Joe Biden took shots at President Donald Trump on Saturday, calling him a “clown” who was allowing “Jim Crow” racism to return to the United States. Biden kicked off his rally in Columbia, South Carolina with a string of warnings about racism and hatred rising under Trump’s presidency, in an effort to win support from African-Americans Democrats in the state. “Folks, last year, 24 states introduced or enacted at least 70 bills to curtail the right the vote. And guess what, mostly directed at ‘people of color,´” he said. “You see it. We have Jim Crow sneaking
Report: Dream Act ‘On Hold’ After Amnesty Activists Demand Criminals Get Path to Citizenship replies
Posted by M2 5/5/2019 7:59:26 AM Post Reply
The DREAM Act has reportedly temporarily stalled in the House because amnesty activists are insisting that Democrats grant a pathway to citizenship to illegal immigrants who have committed crimes. According to a Thursday evening Politico report, the pro-amnesty legislation that House leaders have prioritized as one of the most important of this Congress is now reportedly “on hold, with Democrats scrambling to draft language that can secure enough votes in committee and on the floor” without exposing moderate Democrats to some uncomfortable votes before their 2020 reelection races. The bill, authored by Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA), would give so-called Dreamers
Live Updates - 3 Israelis Dead in Rocket Barrages, Israel Kills Key Hamas Operative replies
Posted by M2 5/5/2019 12:25:04 PM Post Reply
The conflict between Israel and Gaza factions entered its second day Sunday, after a night that saw the first Israeli fatality. More than 450 rockets have so far been launched at Israel, as the Israeli army struck hundreds of Hamas and Islamic Jihad targets in the Strip.Three Israeli men and eight Palestinians, including a pregnant woman and her infant niece, were killed so far since tensions ratcheted up along the border on Friday. Three Israelis were wounded as rockets fell on the Israeli south on Saturday.
Ilhan Omar Wrongly Refers to Gaza as ‘Occupied’ replies
Posted by M2 5/6/2019 12:17:17 PM Post Reply
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) wrongly referred to Gaza as “occupied” in a tweet supporting Palestinian terrorists against Israel on Sunday, as hundreds of rockets were fired at Israeli civilian population centers, killing four Israelis. Omar, who supports the anti-Israel “boycott, divestment, sanctions” (BDS) movement, and who has a long history of antisemitic rhetoric relating to the issue, weighed in on the conflict Sunday, calling it a “cycle of violence” but clearly blaming Israel: (tweet) The “protesters” to which Omar refers were
U.S. Sends Aircraft Carrier Strike Group, Bomber Task Force to Deter Iran replies
Posted by M2 5/6/2019 12:18:58 PM Post Reply
National Security Advisor Ambassador John Bolton issued an extraordinary statement from the White House on Sunday evening, announcing that the U.S. was deploying new forces to the Middle East to deter an Iranian attack. The statement read: In response to a number of troubling and escalatory indications and warnings, the United States is deploying the USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group and a bomber task force to the U.S. Central Command region to send a clear and unmistakable message to the Iranian regime that any attack on United States interests or on those of our allies will be met with unrelenting force.
Maine Gov. LePage Vetoes Gay Conversion Counseling Ban replies
Posted by M2 5/6/2019 12:22:22 PM Post Reply
Republican Gov. Paul LePage of Maine vetoed a proposed gay conversion therapy ban on July 6, preventing Maine from becoming the 14th state where such counseling is prohibited. The legislation sought to ban individuals under the age of 18 from receiving gay conversion counseling. As a summary of the amended bill explains, the bill “provides that advertising, offering or administering conversion therapy to individuals under 18 years of age in the State is an unfair trade practice.” An exception was included allowing members of the clergy to engage in conversion therapy. LGBT activists were disappointed with LePage’s decision. The Bangor Daily News reported
Democrats prepare to hold William Barr in contempt replies
Posted by M2 5/6/2019 12:31:19 PM Post Reply
The House Judiciary Committee has taken its first formal step toward holding Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress for defying a subpoena for special counsel Robert Mueller´s unredacted report on Russian interference in the 2016 election, as well as the underlying evidence. The panel announced on Monday that it will consider a contempt citation against Barr on Wednesday. A vote of approval from the Democrat-led committee would send the measure to the full House for consideration later this month. “The attorney general’s failure to comply with our subpoena, after extensive accommodation efforts, leaves us no choice but to
Why the Left Mocks the Bible replies
Posted by M2 5/7/2019 7:17:57 AM Post Reply
At PragerU, we have released about 400 videos on virtually every subject outside of the natural sciences and math. Along with two billion views, the videos have garnered tens of thousands of comments. So we have a pretty good handle on what people most love and most hate. For example, any video defending America or Israel inevitably receives many negative responses. But no videos elicit the amount of contempt and mockery that videos defending religion, explaining the Bible, or arguing for God do. Why is that? There is a good reason.
Zuhdi Jasser: ‘Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib Are Normalizing’ Radical Islamism replies
Posted by M2 5/8/2019 10:37:11 AM Post Reply
Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, president of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy, warned that Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) are “normalizing” Islamism in American politics and culture, offering his remarks in a Tuesday interview on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily with host Alex Marlow. Marlow invited Jasser’s comments on a Friday report of a video depicting Muslim children wearing Palestinian attire and singing jihadist songs and shared on the Muslim American Society Islamic Center in Philadelphia’s (MAS Philly) Facebook page. “People see these clips and they think it’s just an aberration or a one-off,” said Jasser. “Even the bizarre Philadelphia Enquirer
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Discovers a Garbage Disposal, Asks if It Is ‘Environmentally Sound’ replies
Posted by M2 5/8/2019 10:39:23 AM Post Reply
After her recent move to Washington D.C., Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has allegedly discovered what a garbage disposal is, describing it as “terrifying” in a series of photos and videos she shared to her Instagram account. “This DC apartment is bougie and has things I’ve never seen before. Like what is a garbage disposal really for,” Ocasio-Cortez asked in the video caption. “Is it better or worse to than throwing something in the garbage? Most importantly why is it so loud and yelling at me?” “OK everyone I need your help because I just moved into this apartment a few
Nadler Goes for Contempt: ´We Cannot Have a Monarch´ replies
Posted by M2 5/8/2019 10:41:30 AM Post Reply
At 10 o´clock this morning, the House Judiciary Committee, chaired by Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), will vote along party lines to recommend that Attorney General William Barr be held in contempt of Congress for refusing a subpoena to hand over the unredacted Mueller report, along with all the underlying documentation, for all members of Congress to see and discuss. When it comes to the contempt resolution, "We have no choice," Nadler told CNN Wednesday morning. "He either has to comply with the subpoena or he will be held in contempt." After the committee vote, the contempt recommendation moves to the House floor
Mark Levin: What Are Dems Going to Hold AG Barr in Contempt for – for Following the Law? replies
Posted by M2 5/8/2019 10:44:12 AM Post Reply
On his nationally syndicated radio talk show “The Mark Levin Show” on Monday, host Mark Levin asked what Democrats were going to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt for – for following the law? “So, they [Democrats in Congress] want to hold him in contempt and create another pseudo-issue,” stated Mark Levin. “‘Now we have an attorney general held in contempt.’ For what – for following the law? For following the law?” Mark Levin’s comments came after House Judiciary Committee member Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.), according to Breitbart, stated that if Attorney General William Barr doesn’t comply with the committee’s subpoenas, the
NYT: Trump ‘Siding with Autocrats’ by Weighing Terror Label for Muslim Brotherhood replies
Posted by M2 5/8/2019 12:57:31 PM Post Reply
U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration would be “siding with autocrats and roiling [the] Middle East” if it joins several Islamic countries in designating the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) a terrorist organization, the New York Times (NYT) argued this week. NYT has itself in the past sided with several leftist leaders including Russia’s Joseph Stalin in lying about the Soviet genocide; with Cuba’s Fidel Castro in inflating the size of his guerrilla prior to the Cuban Revolution; and taking money for ads from socialist Nicolás Maduro’s regime. The Trump administration has been considering labeling MB a terrorist group since soon after taking
Man allegedly hiding drugs in butt
accidentally shoots himself in testicles
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Posted by M2 5/23/2019 6:23:27 AM Post Reply
A bungling felon from Washington state made a series of blunders when he shot himself in the testicles and tried to hide the weapon — all while storing drugs in his anus, a report said Wednesday. Cameron Jeffrey Wilson, 27, was carrying a pistol in his front pocket while in his Cashmere, Wash., apartment on April 5 when the firearm accidentally discharged and pierced his groin and thigh, according to the Wenatchee World News. Wilson, who is a 13-time convicted felon, told his girlfriend to dispose of the weapon before heading to the hospital, the paper said.
Obama Judge: Congress Can
Subpoena Trump’s Personal Finances
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Posted by M2 5/23/2019 6:44:43 AM Post Reply
Another federal judge appointed by Barack Obama has ruled that House Democrats can subpoena President Donald Trump’s personal and business finance records, with Wednesday’s decision from New York following on the heels of a similar Monday ruling from a court in Washington, D.C. House Democrats are pursuing members of the president’s family and private family-owned businesses, demanding banking records and financial statements. As part of this partisan attack strategy, two committees in the U.S. House of Representatives controlled by Democrats – the Financial Services Committee and the Select Committee on Intelligence – issued subpoenas to
Maxine Waters: ‘We’re Not Going to Allow’ Trump to ‘Blackmail,’ ‘Threaten’ Congress replies
Posted by M2 5/23/2019 6:47:22 AM Post Reply
Wednesday on MSNBC’s “Hardball,” Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) said Congress would not allow President Donald Trump to use infrastructure to “blackmail” Congress to stop investigations into him and his administration. Waters said, “I was concerned about the fact that he even pretended that he was going to negotiate with the speaker and with Schumer about infrastructure. I never trusted him and, of course, it turns out, today he’s made up an excuse about why not going to proceed with them on infrastructure and, basically, blackmailing them and talking about if you want to get infrastructure, you got to stop all investigations. I think that’s outrageous.
Facebook Rejects Ad for Dennis Prager’s
‘No Safe Spaces’ Screening as ‘Partisan’
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Posted by M2 5/26/2019 6:54:06 AM Post Reply
Facebook has rejected an advertisement for a screening of Dennis Prager’s new film No Safe Spaces over a charter school’s refusal to identify the event as “partisan.” According to a report from the Hollywood Reporter, Facebook has rejected an advertisement for a screening of Dennis Prager’s new No Safe Spaces film, on the grounds that screening’s host refused to answer intrusive questions about the nature of the event. Matt Beaudreau, the CEO of the charter school where the event is scheduled to take place, told the Hollywood Reporter that they refuse to identify the event as “partisan” because the school is not a political entity. “Facebook said
Ted Cruz slams Ilhan Omar
over now-deleted tweet
on immigration
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Posted by M2 5/29/2019 7:01:00 AM Post Reply
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Tex, called out Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn, over a now-deleted tweet that suggested having a merit-based immigration system would disadvantage Latino migrants. Earlier this month, President Trump unveiled his plans for immigration reform, including the installation of a merit-based system that grants migrants entry into the United States based on their trade, skill level, and education. On Tuesday night, Omar slammed Trump's proposal in a tweet that has since been deleted from her Twitter page. (tweet) A "merit based" immigration policy is fueled by racism towards the Latinx community,"
Biden Praises 10-Year-Old Girl
as ‘Good Looking’ and Holds
Her Shoulders
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Posted by M2 5/29/2019 7:03:35 AM Post Reply
Former Vice President Joe Biden cozied up to a 10-year-old girl on Tuesday, despite his promise to control his personal interactions with women and children. “I’ll bet you’re as bright as you are good-looking,” Biden said to a girl who asked him a question at an American Federation of Teachers town hall in Houston, Texas. He exclaimed when the girl told him that she wanted to be a journalist, and led her over to meet the reporters in the room. As he introduced the child to the press, he leaned over and spoke in her ear, before finishing his speech. “By the way, as these guys will tell you,
Socialist Group Applauds Rep. Ilhan Omar’s
CAIR Speech, Calls Pro-Trump
Protesters ‘Fascists
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Posted by M2 5/29/2019 7:05:56 AM Post Reply
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) spoke on Saturday at a Washington branch of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) fundraiser in Seattle, Washington, where security was tight and protesters showed up in support of Omar and others came to condemn her antisemitic remarks. On Monday, Liberation, the Newspaper of the Party for Socialism and Liberation, announced it was behind the pro-Omar protests. The local media outlet Crosscut reported: In Bellevue, outside of Meydenbauer Center, both sides of the controversy that has followed Omar gathered on the pavement, with dozens facing each other and hurling angry accusations. The two groups were separated by
Supreme Court: You Can Abort
a Baby Because She's a Girl
--For Now
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Posted by M2 5/29/2019 10:51:42 AM Post Reply
A mother and father in Indianapolis have only one child, a little girl who is 2 years old. The mother becomes pregnant with another. She and her husband have decided they want only two children — and they want the second to be a boy. Eighteen weeks into pregnancy, the mother undergoes a screening that determines her unborn child is a girl. With the full support of her husband, she decides to abort this little girl so they can have another try at conceiving a boy. Whose side will the Supreme Court take on the question of whether the mother has a constitutional right to kill this unborn child
Geraldo Rivera, Dan Bongino
Defend Chick-fil-A from
P.C. Cultural Coercion
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Posted by M2 5/29/2019 11:13:53 AM Post Reply
A fast food franchise like Chick-fil-A shouldn’t be discriminated against due to the religious views of its owner, political pundits Geraldo Rivera and Dan Bongino told Fox News host Sean Hannity on Tuesday. Rivera and Bongino denounced the cultural bullying and business boycotts currently being waged against the Christian-owned chicken franchise, such as two recent airport bans.
Nancy Pelosi Says the Kennedy
Family is ‘a Model of Faith’
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Posted by M2 5/29/2019 11:17:35 AM Post Reply
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi celebrated the Kennedy family as “a model of faith and hope” as she accepted the “Profile in Courage Award” from John F. Kennedy’s daughter Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston on May 19. “The Kennedy family has given so much to America’s history and to America’s future,” Pelosi said in her acceptance speech. “We remain in awe of the courage that is the Kennedy constant: their courage to accept the best and the saddest that God’s will has descended upon them and their courage to be a model of faith and hope,” she said.
Maxine Waters Attacks Trump
as ‘Traitor,’ ‘Porn Star Fornicator’
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Posted by M2 5/29/2019 11:20:03 AM Post Reply
Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), one of Congress’s loudest and consistent voices advocating impeachment, is ratcheting up her criticism of President Donald Trump after he mocked former Vice President Joe Biden during a recent visit to Japan. Over Memorial Day weekend, President Trump insulted Biden after North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un referred to the leading 2020 Democratic presidential candidate as a “fool of low IQ.” “I have confidence that Chairman Kim will keep his promise to me, & also smiled when he called Swampman Joe Biden a low IQ individual, & worse,” the president wrote in a since-deleted tweet. On Tuesday, Waters fired off a trio of tweets denouncing
Trump Deletes Tweet Admitting
Russia Helped Him Get Elected (Updated)
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Posted by M2 5/30/2019 3:21:13 PM Post Reply
Evidenced by his Twitter feed, President Donald Trump woke up Thursday morning with Special Counsel Robert Mueller — and his stunning nine-minute press conference — very much on his mind. In a remarkable development, however, it appears that Trump is publicly admitting, for the first time at least, that Russia interference helped get him elected president, as has been stated repeatedly by numerous U.S. intel and Justice Department investigations, including the office of Special Counsel. That is until he deleted the tweet. Here are the screenshots of the tweets in which Trump says he “had nothing to do with Russia helping me get elected.” (tweets) V
Nikki Haley begins experiment
in political life after Trump
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Posted by M2 5/31/2019 6:09:47 AM Post Reply
The former U.N. ambassador, a rare official to leave on good terms with the president, is re-emerging on the 2020 campaign trail. Of the many senior officials to leave the Trump administration over the past two years, few have exited on better terms than former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley. Before her departure last December, President Donald Trump feted Haley with an Oval Office photo-op and declared that his U.N. diplomat “has been very special to me.” And while many former Trump officials, from former White House chief of staff John Kelly to former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis,
Nearly 9-in-10 Illegal Aliens Recently Released into
U.S. Not Showing Up to
Court Hearings
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Posted by M2 5/31/2019 6:23:19 AM Post Reply
Nearly 9-in-10 illegal aliens who have been recently released into the interior of the United States while they await their asylum hearings are not showing up to their court dates, according to a federal pilot program. For almost half a year, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has ramped up its catch and release of border crossers and illegal aliens, specifically those arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border with children. Since December 21, 2018, DHS has released at least 190,500 border crossers and illegal aliens into the interior of the United States. Acting DHS Secretary Kevin McAleenan told Congress this month that those foreign nationals are eventually given
Nevada Gov. Steve
Sisolak Vetoes National Popular Vote Bill
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Posted by M2 5/31/2019 6:57:24 AM Post Reply
Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak (D) on Thursday vetoed a bill which would have pledged the state’s six electoral votes to the winner of the popular vote for President of the United States. Assembly Bill 186, which recently passed the Senate on a 12-8 vote, would have seen Nevada join with 14 other states in an agreement to vote for the winner of the popular vote. The Assembly had voted in favor of the measure 23-17. “Once effective, the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact could diminish the role of smaller states like Nevada in national electoral contests and force Nevada’s electors to side with whoever wins the nationwide popular vote
COMB ON OVER Donald Trump
gets slick new hairdo just
in time to meet the Queen
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Posted by M2 6/2/2019 9:30:29 PM Post Reply
DONALD Trump has showed off a slick new hairdo as he prepares to meet the Queen during his first official state visit to the UK. The US President’s new look, no doubt achieved with copious amounts of gel or styling product, is a far cry from his trademark yellow bouffant.He debuted the sleek style on Sunday during a special church service praying for victims of the Virginia Beach mass shooting. Trump made an unannounced stop at the McLean Bible Church in Virginia after leaving his private golf club in nearby Sterling. Wearing khakis and a jacket over a polo shirt and holding a golf hat, Trump was applauded by
US military personnel ordered
to paint border barriers
to improve 'aesthetic appearance'
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Posted by M2 6/6/2019 3:48:09 PM Post Reply
United States military personnel deployed near the U.S.-Mexico border have reportedly been assigned to paint certain barrier structures to strengthen their “aesthetic appearance.” Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said on Twitter on Wednesday afternoon that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) informed Congress that troops are going to spend the next month painting barriers and that “the primary purpose is to improve the aesthetic appearance.”(snip) While the primary purpose is to improve the aesthetic appearance of the wall, there may also be an operational benefit based on our experience with painted barrier in Nogales, Arizona," the email read, CBS News noted.
CNN's Don Lemon Reveals He Was Called
"F***ot" Recently While Filming Show
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Posted by M2 6/7/2019 6:21:44 AM Post Reply
I was doing a shoot in the park the other day and someone said, 'We built this country. I can't wait for CNN to fire your black ass,'" the anchor said. At an industry conference on Thursday, CNN anchor Don Lemon revealed the depth of the harassment he has endured since becoming a high-profile target of President Donald Trump and his supporters. "I was doing a shoot in the park the other day and someone said, 'We built this country. I can't wait for CNN to fire your black ass, you faggot,'" Lemon told the crowd. The anchor said the president's attacks "take a toll on me, on my privacy and safety
DHS Frees 5.5K Illegal Aliens into
U.S. in a Week; 196K Released
in 5 Months
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Posted by M2 6/7/2019 6:59:01 AM Post Reply
President Trump’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released about 5,500 border crossers and illegal aliens into the interior of the United States over the past seven days, federal data confirms. From May 28 to June 3, DHS released 5,500 border crossers and illegal aliens into American communities in various states across the country. The latest federal data, obtained by Breitbart News, finds that DHS, in the last week, released nearly 800 border crossers and illegal aliens into the U.S. every single day.The catch and release process often entails federal immigration officials busing border crossers into nearby border cities — as well as flying them into the interior of the country
WATCH: Candace Owens Blasts
Scam of Feminism in Passionate
TPUSA Speech
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Posted by M2 6/7/2019 11:48:15 AM Post Reply
Candace Owens kicked off Turning Point USA’s Young Women’s Leadership Summit Thursday afternoon and blasted the “scam” of feminism during a passionate speech. Candace Owens gave the audience of young women a brief background on her past as a liberal Democrat. It was a college course — Feminism 101 — that made her realize that feminism was not for her. The “BLEXIT” founder argued that feminism — once a good thing — has been hijacked by the left. “What the left is really good at doing is hijacking a term that once meant something and pretending that it’s still the same thing when, in fact, it’s not,” Owens said.
Sen. Marsha Blackburn to Conservative Women:
Be a Force the Left Can’t Ignore
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Posted by M2 6/7/2019 11:49:49 AM Post Reply
Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) joined Turning Point USA’s Young Women’s Leadership Summit in Dallas, Texas, Thursday where she discussed the things that she believes “sets conservative women apart.” “One of the things that I think sets conservative women apart is we are truly constitutionalist,” Marsha Blackburn said to an audience of more than 1,000 young, conservative women. “We realize that it is our structure of government that makes this country truly unique. We understand that loving our country means valuing freedom, free people, and wanting the best for each and every individual.
President Trump More Popular in
California than Democrat Legislature
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Posted by M2 6/7/2019 11:51:43 AM Post Reply
A survey recently released by the Public Policy Institute of California found that President Donald Trump is more popular in the deep blue state than the Democratic legislature. Democratic consultant Steve Maviglio recently told the Los Angeles Times, “All they hear from Sacramento are proposals for more taxes and more spending for everyone except the middle class. And they rightfully wonder where the high taxes they already are paying are going.” While the president’s approval ratings are underwater with only 38 percent of Californians approving of his job, this pales in comparison to the state legislature having only 34 percent among likely voters having confidence in them.
Trump Deal with Mexico Likely
Ends Catch-and-Release,
Defunds Cartels
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Posted by M2 6/8/2019 7:45:57 AM Post Reply
President Donald Trump has announced an immigration reform deal with the Mexican government which likely will allow border officials to end the catch-and-release of Central American migrants. Ending catch-and-release is a huge win for Americans and Trump because it means border officials now have a legal alternative to the catch-and-release rules which allow migrants to legally enter the United States if they bring children and claim asylum. Those catch-and-release rules set by Congress and the courts also allow the migrants to get work permits before their asylum court hearings, which are now backlogged for two or more years. Instead of catch-and-release, the migrants can be returned to Mexico
Allie Stuckey: Society Has ‘Exchanged
the God of Scripture for
the God of Self’
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Posted by M2 6/8/2019 7:49:49 AM Post Reply
Conservative commentator Allie Stuckey spoke at TPUSA’s Young Women’s Leadership Summit Friday afternoon and deconstructed society’s embrace of godless narcissism. Stuckey told the large crowd of young conservatives that women are “probably the most targeted group by deception than any other group” in the country. We are told in a very dogmatic and bullying way that– not just to be a good person, not just to be a decent human being, but to be a woman– you’ve got to be a die-hard feminist. You’ve got to be for on-demand abortion. You’ve got to be for the radical leftist feminist agenda, or else you’re not a female at all
Alabama Legislature Bans ‘Free
Speech Zones’ On College Campuses
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Posted by M2 6/8/2019 7:54:33 AM Post Reply
In a victory for the First Amendment on campus, a bill that will effectively ban “free speech zones” on Alabama college campuses passed last week. According to a report by a local news outlet, the Alabama state legislature voted in favor of a bill that will ban “free speech zones” on college campuses in the state. In recent years, many colleges have restricted the areas on campus where free expression is permitted by creating “free speech zones,” which are areas on campus where students are supposed to go when they want to engage in free speech. Breitbart News has reported extensively on the topic. Recently, courts
Abortion Survivor: ‘Without First the
Right to Life, There Are No Other Rights’
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Posted by M2 6/8/2019 7:57:11 AM Post Reply
An abortion survivor testified before Congress Tuesday about how she was born alive during a botched saline abortion and left to die before a nurse saved her and rushed her to the hospital. “I’m here today to give a face and a voice to women whose rights are not just being threatened, but have been under attack for the past 46 years in our country and are clearly being even more heavily threatened as abortion throughout all nine months of pregnancy, with no restriction, are being introduced and celebrated in states like New York, Illinois and now, Nevada,” Melissa Ohden, founder and director of the
Aw, Shucks: PETA Fights for
Oysters’ Rights in Push for Veganism
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Posted by M2 6/9/2019 11:11:11 AM Post Reply
In its new crusade for veganism, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has rushed to the defense of oysters and other bivalves, insisting they should be respected and never eaten. “Oysters are never vegan,” PETA announced in a short video presentation on Twitter Saturday. “Bivalves are animals that deserve our consideration and should never be eaten or used in any other way.” In its attempt to tug at the heartstrings of possible sympathizers, PETA underscored the cruelty with which oysters are treated just to feed undeserving human beings. “Their shells are torn open and their bodies are cut up,” the video proclaimed.
Iran Warns U.S. Navy and ‘Zionist’ Military:
Prepare to Be Crushed
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Posted by M2 6/9/2019 11:13:14 AM Post Reply
U.S. Navy forces now gathered in the Persian Gulf region will be hit with “unimaginable reciprocal blows” if any attack is made on Iran, a top military aide to the country’s leadership said Sunday. “Zionists” were also warned they face the same fate in the announcement. General Rahim Safavi told the local Fars newsagency Iran has the ability to hit far beyond its borders and its enemies should take note. He said: We are not the starter of any war and aggression against any country and this has several times been stated by Supreme Leader [Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei who is also commander-in-chief of the Iranian
Conservative gains at Supreme Court
leading to anger, frustration and
'peeks behind the curtain'
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Posted by M2 6/9/2019 11:15:08 AM Post Reply
The Supreme Court decided an Indiana abortion case last month with an unsigned, three-page compromise opinion that had something for both conservative and liberal justices to like. They quarreled anyway. It's been that way a lot this term. "Justice (Ruth Bader) Ginsburg's dissent ... makes little sense," Associate Justice Clarence Thomas wrote in a footnote to a 20-page concurrence. He said the state's regulation of fetal remains disposal, which the court upheld, does not burden the "mother's right to abort that (already aborted) child." "Justice Thomas's footnote displays more heat than light," Ginsburg responded, adding pointedly that "a woman who exercises her constitutionally protected right to terminate a pregnancy is not a 'mother.'"
Hillary Clinton: Mueller Report
Clearly Shows Trump Obstructed Justice
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Posted by M2 6/10/2019 6:39:09 AM Post Reply
Failed Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton claimed Saturday that one “cannot read” special counsel Robert Mueller’s report without concluding that President Donald Trump committed obstruction of justice. “You cannot read the report, chapter and verse, fact after fact, without reaching those conclusions,” Clinton then stated the American public is expecting fatigue with respect to the media’s insistent covering of the special counsel’s findings and want to get on with their “normal lives.” “People just want to quit hearing about it and get back to their normal lives. There is nothing normal about undermining the rule of law,” she said, per the Associated Press. “There is nothing normal about attacking the press.
Pro-Life Victory in Connecticut
as Anti-Pregnancy Center Bill Dies
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Posted by M2 6/10/2019 6:43:05 AM Post Reply
Pro-life activists in Connecticut say the fact that a bill intended to place faith-based pregnancy care centers under the thumb of the state attorney general died in the State Senate this week is miraculous. (Tweet) olfgang also told CT Mirror the death of the bill in the State Senate after it passed the House – with Democrat majorities in each chamber – was “an act of God.” The bill, introduced by Democrats and lobbied for by abortion industry advocates such as NARAL, made the claim pro-life pregnancy centers engage in “deceptive advertising practices” that lure women into believing they offer abortions.
CNN’s Acosta ‘Regrets’
Media Did Not Stand in Solidarity
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Posted by M2 6/10/2019 6:46:29 AM Post Reply
Sunday on CNN’s “Reliable Sources,” CNN White House chief correspondent Jim Acosta revealed one his “regrets” in life is the media not standing together in solidarity. Acosta lamented he has “missed some opportunities” to challenge President Donald Trump labeling the media “the enemy of the people.” “You know, I wish at times that the press had been a bit more in solidarity with one another in standing up to this White House and saying, ‘Listen, ‘You know, the president can’t call us the enemy of the people. We’re not going to go along with that.’ Acosta told host Brian Stelter. “I think we’ve missed some opportunities here and there to challenge that.”
New Quinnipiac poll shows Biden leading Dems,
Trump not getting credit for the economy
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Posted by M2 6/10/2019 6:54:42 AM Post Reply
A newly released Quinnipiac University Poll shows that that favorable feelings about the economy aren't helping President Donald Trump's approval ratings — even though the state of the economy is one of his favorite talking points. It also shows that Joe Biden has the highest favorability ratings among the Democratic field. According to the poll, 71% of the voters say that the economy is "good" or "excellent," the highest proportion of favorable feelings on the economy in nearly 18 years of Quinnipiac's polling. Last month's economic data showed that unemployment in the United States had fallen to 3.6%, a 50-year low. That said, 45% of voters disapproved
New York Times Ends Political
Cartoons After Antisemitism Scandals
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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.
Cory Booker Compares Border Security
to Turning Away People
Fleeing the Holocaust
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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?”
Don Lemon and Jim Acosta assert
CNN is not an anti-Trump outlet
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Posted by M2 6/12/2019 2:22:56 PM Post Reply
CNN White House reporter Jim Acosta and host Don Lemon said the network is not an anti-President Trump outlet, they are simply "holding their feet to the fire" because they will ask the hard questions to anyone who is in power. "I think what the president fails to understand is that we're not here to do a commercial for him. We’re not part of the Trump Organization. We’re here to do the news for the American people and just like the folks who work at that White House need to keep in mind they work on behalf of the American people ... and I see journalists and you and
Joe Biden: ‘Wasn’t One Single Hint
of a Scandal or a Lie’ in Obama Years
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Posted by M2 6/12/2019 2:25:31 PM Post Reply
Former Vice President Joe Biden claimed Wednesday that there were no scandals or lies in the Obama-Biden administration. “Know what I was most proud of?” he asked voters in Iowa. “For eight years, there wasn’t one single hint of a scandal or a lie.” Video of his remark was captured by The Hill. Former President Barack Obama won the “Lie of the Year” by the left-wing fact-checker PolitiFact in 2013 for saying that Americans could keep their health care plan if they liked it despite Obamacare. Biden also failed to mention the failure to protect Americans at the consulate in Benghazi, Attorney General Eric Holder’s role in covering up the
James O’Keefe: Pinterest Listed
‘Bible Verses’ on ‘Sensitive Terms’ List
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Posted by M2 6/12/2019 2:27:17 PM Post Reply
James O’Keefe, founder and head of Project Veritas, joined Tuesday’s edition of SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Tonight with hosts Rebecca Mansour and Joel Pollak to discuss how Pinterest secretly used censorship against news media outlets such as Gateway Pundit, PJ Media, and Zero Hedge. He also explained how the social media company placed the term “bible verses” on its own “sensitive terms” list. “This is an insider who worked at Pinterest,” said O’Keefe of his organization’s latest exposé. “He was fired by the company this afternoon for what he revealed today. He was escorted out of the building, actually, but he revealed documents from inside Pinterest
FBI Notes on Clinton
Emails Go Missing
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Posted by M2 6/12/2019 2:39:20 PM Post Reply
Given the FBI’s repeated intransigence over the years in responding to our FOIA requests, I’m not of a mind to assume this story represents simply an innocent mistake. The FBI has released 277 pages of redacted records that show the FBI failed to produce information from an August 2015 meeting with Intelligence Community Inspector General about Hillary Clinton’s email server. The FBI claimed that notes are “missing” and the CD containing notes from meeting is likely “damaged” irreparably.he records, which were posted on the FBI’s website, are the 32nd release of documents in response to our 2016 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit, Judicial Watch
'I think I’d take it': In exclusive interview,
Trump says he would listen if foreigners
offered dirt on opponents
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Posted by M2 6/13/2019 8:04:55 AM Post Reply
President Donald Trump may not alert the FBI if foreign governments offered damaging information against his 2020 rivals during the upcoming presidential race, he said, despite the deluge of investigations stemming from his campaign's interactions with Russians during the 2016 campaign. Asked by ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos in the Oval Office on Wednesday whether his campaign would accept such information from foreigners -- such as China or Russia -- or hand it over the FBI, Trump said, "I think maybe you do both." "I think you might want to listen, there isn't anything wrong with listening," Trump continued. "If somebody called from a country,
Donald Trump Announces
Tom Homan as ‘Border Czar’
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Posted by M2 6/14/2019 9:55:26 AM Post Reply
President Donald Trump announced Friday that former Acting Director of ICE Tom Homan would be the new immigration czar for his administration. Trump broke the news during a morning phone conversation with Fox and Friends. The president said that Homan would take a “border czar” position and would report directly to him. “He’ll be a border czar, he’ll be very much involved with the border, he’ll be reporting directly to me, he’ll be probably be working out of the White House but probably spending a lot of time at the border,” Trump said. “He’s a good man. Done a good job.” Homan served as the acting director
ICE Arrests 140 Illegal Aliens,
42 with Criminal Records,
in Midwest Raid
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Posted by M2 6/14/2019 9:57:24 AM Post Reply
The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency has arrested 140 illegal aliens, nearly a third of which have criminal records, in a five-day raid across multiple Midwest states. ICE agents last conducted a raid across Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, and Wisconsin that resulted in the arrest of 140 illegal aliens, five of whom were women and the other 135 of whom were men. Almost a third of the illegal aliens arrested in the raid, 42 in total, had prior criminal records and convictions but continued to live illegally in the U.S. after serving time. Those criminal records include convictions for crimes such as domestic violence, drunk driving, drug trafficking, identity
Blue State Blues: Conservatives Face
‘The Great Shunning’ over Trump
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Posted by M2 6/14/2019 9:59:46 AM Post Reply
One of the most powerful forces shaping the 2020 presidential election, and American society in general, is what I call “The Great Shunning”: the intense pressure of “enlightened” public opinion on conservatives and Trump supporters. By now we are used to the spectacle of people being physically attacked or threatened simply for wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat. The MAGA-hatted students of Covington Catholic High School were smeared by the media as white supremacists when left-wing activists went after them. Disgraced former Empire actor Jussie Smollett even incorporated MAGA-like red hats into his fraudulent hate crime setup on a frigid night in Chicago this past winter.
Rep. Ocasio-Cortez: ‘Unspeakable Horrors
Have Been Executed by the U.S.
in the Name of Citizenship’
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Posted by M2 6/14/2019 10:02:03 AM Post Reply
Including a citizenship question in the U.S. Census would be a horror as unspeakable as the Dred Scott decision or the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) told a House hearing Wednesday. “Citizenship” is “an acknowledge of power” and comes from being “a person in our democracy,” and not from a Supreme Court decision, Ocasio-Cortez said, alluding to the high court’s anticipated ruling on the constitutionality of adding a citizenship question to the Census: “Unspeakable horrors have been executed by the United States in the name of citizenship. In the name of determining who is a citizen.
Pew: Illegal Alien Population Booms
in Red States Ahead of 2020 Election
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Posted by M2 6/15/2019 7:38:24 AM Post Reply
The illegal alien population has boomed in at least three red states won by President Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election, new analysis reveals. Pew Research Center analysis finds that in Louisiana, North Dakota, and South Dakota — three states that went overwhelmingly for Trump over failed Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election — the illegal alien population has increased over the last ten years. Between 2007 and 2017, Louisiana — which went nearly 60 percent for Trump in the 2016 election — has an illegal alien population that has grown by 15,000. In North Dakota, where Trump won with 63 percent of the vote,
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Signs
Sweeping Bill Banning Sanctuary Cities
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Posted by M2 6/15/2019 7:40:55 AM Post Reply
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) made good on his campaign promise to stand against impractical and dangerous policies that promote illegal immigration and signed a bill into law Friday, effectively banning sanctuary cities in his state. “Earlier this year, I made a promise that we would ban sanctuary cities in Florida and today we are delivering on that promise,” DeSantis announced in a tweet. “I am proud to sign the bill presented to me by the FL Legislature to uphold the rule of law and ensure that our communities are safe,” he added.
AOC, Bernie Vow to Shut Down
Amazon’s New ‘Credit Builder’ Card
replies
Posted by M2 6/15/2019 7:44:13 AM Post Reply
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) have a new target for their ongoing mission to craft legislation that would force credit card companies to cap interest rates at 15 percent after Amazon announced it is offering a “credit builder” card for people with no credit or bad credit. Synchrony Financial and Amazon are partnering to offer the “Amazon Credit Builder” that “lets users build up credit through a secured card, alongside budgeting tools and tips. It allows people eventually to ‘graduate’ to another Amazon Store card once they’ve established credit,” CNBC reported.
Trump: 'We Are Going to Have Over 400 Miles
of Wall Built by the End of Next Year'
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Posted by M2 6/15/2019 7:48:03 AM Post Reply
"So the wall is going up, it's going up rapidly," President Donald Trump told "Fox & Friends" on Friday. "We are going to have over 400 miles of wall built by the end of next year. The wall is very important, it's hard to breach it, it's high, it's strong, it's powerful and it's going up at a much lower cost than the wall that was planned prior to me getting there -- it's much better wall, too." Trump said the sections of wall built before he became president are a "disgrace." And we are actually fixing it, and in some cases, we have to take down fairly new wall
Alaska Supreme Court rules
state sex offender registry law
unconstitutional
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Posted by M2 6/15/2019 8:18:50 AM Post Reply
The Alaska Supreme Court ruled that a state law requiring the registry of all sex offenders is unconstitutional because it violates offenders' rights to due process. The ruling was issued Friday. In a 3-2 decision, the court said an offender must be given the chance to prove he or she is rehabilitated and no longer remains a threat to the public. “Our decision requiring an individualized risk-assessment hearing is based on the judicial power,” the court wrote in its opinion. If an offender "can show at a hearing that he does not pose a risk requiring registration, then there is no compelling reason requiring him to register, and the fact that
Why Evangelical Christians are the key
to compassionate, comprehensive
immigration reform
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Posted by M2 6/15/2019 8:21:35 AM Post Reply
President Trump owes his presidency largely to evangelical Christians. With four out of five white evangelical voters supporting President Trump in 2016, they made up the core of his voting base. But unless he takes a more compassionate approach to immigration reform, he may not be able to count on the same support in 2020. In recent years, evangelical Christians have been seen as staunchly unsympathetic to immigrants. This view is somewhat merited: A 2017 poll found that three-quarters of white evangelicals supported the “travel ban” preventing refugees and others from Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S.
Donald Trump: US president in
'Prince of Whales' Twitter error
replies
Posted by M2 6/15/2019 8:28:16 AM Post Reply
US President Donald Trump has caused a splash on Twitter after he tweeted to say he had met the "Prince of Whales". Mr Trump made the mistake, intending to refer to Prince of Wales, Prince Charles, in response to articles following an ABC news interview. He said he would listen if a foreign government gave damaging information about a political rival without necessarily reporting it to the FBI. In the tweet, he accused media reporting the statement of "fake news". (tweet) Mr Trump subsequently deleted his tweet and corrected his error. Referring to his recent UK state visit, the president initially wrote on Twitter: "I meet and talk to 'foreign governments' every day.
Reality is Not an Option replies
Posted by M2 6/15/2019 11:08:33 AM Post Reply
Recently, my local morning news channel aired a story about a body discovered in a city park. Sadly, that’s not especially unusual. I was still a little bleary from having just gotten out of bed, so I don’t recall many details. I think they said the body was aged thirty or so, but I remember very clearly that they said it was the body of a man. I remember this because, being of a cynical turn of mind whenever I am conscious at all, I asked my wife -- “How do they know it was a man?” My wife ignored me, of course, either because she was asleep or
Dear Diary, Nobody likes me.
Nobody wants to buy my book
about how I hate Trump...
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Posted by M2 6/15/2019 11:11:13 AM Post Reply
CNN blowhard Jim Acosta is having a hard time selling his book to the public. That's the verdict at the Daily Caller and Fox News, both of which have spotted evidence that CNN's self-regarding hairspray boy's melodramatically titled: "The Enemy of the People: A Dangerous Time to Tell the Truth in America" isn't exactly selling like hotcakes. Despite Acosta's built-in soapbox for hawking the whole thing to the public, the book sports a mere #179 rating for all titles on Amazon.com. So now he's taken to doing desperate things. According to Fox News's Hannity: CNN’s White House Correspondent Jim Acosta posted multiple sections of his new book on social media
The American Founding’s
High-Minded Purposes
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Posted by M2 6/15/2019 11:13:40 AM Post Reply
James Madison is justly celebrated for his frequently stated opinion that “all power in just and free Government is derived from compact.” But Madison’s view is not endorsed by all purported champions of the founders. A recent article, “Our Unwritten Constitution: Orestes Brownson and the Foundation of American Liberty,” published as part of the Real Clear Policy series on the American Project and co-authored by Richard M. Reinsch II and the late Peter Augustine Lawler, argues that Madison is utterly mistaken in his claim. In fact, the authors claim that reliance on “Lockean contract theory” produced a constitution that was “devised solely in the interest of the rights of individuals”
To beat Trump, Dems must practice
a politics of modesty
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Posted by M2 6/16/2019 6:40:47 AM Post Reply
"It is a great advantage to a president,” said the 30th of them, “and a major source of safety to the country, for him to know he is not a great man.” Or, Calvin Coolidge would say today, a great woman. While today’s incumbent advertises himself as an “extremely stable genius” and those who would replace him promise national transformation, attention should be paid to the granular details of presidential politics, which suggest that a politics of modesty might produce voting changes where they matter, and at least 270 electoral votes for a Democrat.
U.S. Escalates Online
Attacks on Russia’s Power Grid
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Posted by M2 6/16/2019 6:54:56 AM Post Reply
The United States is stepping up digital incursions into Russia’s electric power grid in a warning to President Vladimir V. Putin and a demonstration of how the Trump administration is using new authorities to deploy cybertools more aggressively, current and former government officials said. In interviews over the past three months, the officials described the previously unreported deployment of American computer code inside Russia’s grid and other targets as a classified companion to more publicly discussed action directed at Moscow’s disinformation and hacking units around the 2018 midterm elections.
‘Not True!’—Trump Calls NYT Report on Russian Cyber Attacks ‘Virtual Act of Treason’ replies
Posted by M2 6/16/2019 7:21:28 AM Post Reply
President Donald Trump on Saturday denied a New York Times report claiming the U.S. is ramping up cyber attacks against Russia, calling the decision to run the article a “virtual act of treason.” According to the Times, the U.S. is increasingly targeting Russia’s electric power grid and has even gone as far as to install debilitating code inside it. The operation is the first of its kind, according to the newspaper, which also claimed two administration officials said President Donald Trump is believed not to have been briefed on the mission. Reacting to the report in a pair of tweets, President Trump wrote
Exclusive: Pro-Trump PAC Eyes
Big Investment in 2020 Battlegrounds
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Posted by M2 6/17/2019 11:47:48 AM Post Reply
A pro-Trump political group is eyeing a big investment in four 2020 battleground states. The Committee to Defend the President told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview it would invest $1 million each in Pennsylvania, Florida, Michigan, and North Carolina ahead of the 2020 presidential election. Its efforts will be primarily focused on mobilizing and registering one million new voters from those jurisdictions. Ted Harvey, the group’s chairman, told Breitbart News it was “crucial” for President Donald Trump to be reelected so he could continue to move the country forward for all Americans. “You look at what the president has done without even having Congress on his side,”
Peter Navarro: Trump’s Tariffs Accomplished
More in Two Days Than Congress in 20 Years
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Posted by M2 6/17/2019 11:49:48 AM Post Reply
During an appearance on “Sunday Morning Futures” on Fox News Channel, senior White House trade adviser Peter Navarro praised the tariffs used by President Donald Trump. According to Navarro, the tariffs achieved more in two days on immigration than Congress was able to accomplish in 20 years. “Polls show that about 80 percent of Americans believe there’s a crisis at the border. If you ask Americans in a poll, what do you think about 100,000 illegal aliens moving every day on a conveyor belt from Guatemala up to San Diego and El Paso, I’d say about 90% of them would object to that. And the tariffs that President Trump used,
Comcast Launches Eye Control For
The TV, An Aid For Physically Disabled Viewers
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Posted by M2 6/17/2019 11:52:33 AM Post Reply
Comcast has launched a feature enabling viewers with physical disabilities like spinal cord injuries or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) the ability to navigate their television using only their eyes. Xfinity X1 eye control is a web-based remote for tablets and computers that pairs with an existing eye gaze system and allows viewers with a single glance to change the channel, access the DVR or search for programs. The free service addresses a sizable population of TV viewers. According to Comcast, more than 48 million people in the U.S. have physical or mobility disabilities, and every day about 15 people are newly diagnosed with ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Emails Show Obama State Department’s
Role in Anti-Trump Coup Cabal
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Posted by M2 6/18/2019 6:47:04 AM Post Reply
John Kerry, President Obama’s secretary of state, seems to be having trouble staying within the legal bounds of the Logan Act, so it’s not surprising that his State Department lieutenants were getting their hands dirty in the conspiracy to bring down Donald Trump. Judicial Watch now has received more evidence of this anti-Trump conspiracy. With The Daily Caller News Foundation, they just released 16 pages of documents revealing senior State Obama officials – Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland and Special Coordinator for Libya Jonathan Winer – coordinated with incoming House Majority Whip Steny Hoyer’s (D-MD) national security advisor, Daniel Silverberg, to work on Russia dossier information provided by Christopher Steele.
School Officials Complain as Trump’s
Migration Reforms Redirect
Funds to American Children
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Posted by M2 6/18/2019 6:49:38 AM Post Reply
President Donald Trump’s migration reforms are cutting the flow of taxpayer funds to the American teachers and schools that welcome the children of illegal migrants, say education industry insiders. Federal funding for Baltimore’s John Ruhrah Elementary/Middle School has declined because many adults migrants are refusing to enroll in federal anti-poverty welfare programs, the New York Times reported June 16. The migrants are avoiding the welfare programs because of fear they will get deportation notices instead of green cards: The southeast Baltimore school lost more than $240,000 for the next school year after it was dropped from a federal anti-poverty program, called Title I
BANG FOR YOUR ZUCK? Facebook unveils ”its most invasive and dangerous
form of surveillance
yet’ with launch of Libra cryptocurrency
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Posted by M2 6/18/2019 4:58:58 PM Post Reply
FACEBOOK is launching cryptocurrency next year that will allow people to move money from their smartphone into a digital "wallet". The currency is known as Libra, which the social network says it has "no special role" in governing and will manage equally with a group of big companies. Experts have branded the move a dangerous power grab that marks Facebook's "most invasive" form of surveillance yet. So far, Facebook has enlisted 28 firms, including Spotify and Uber, who each had to invest a minimum of £8million to be a founding member of the Libra Association, an independent not-for-profit membership organisation. It wants to attract 100 businesses in time for launch,
N.Y. Budget Would Fund Expenses
of Poor Women Traveling to City for Abortions
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Posted by M2 6/19/2019 11:16:27 AM Post Reply
The New York City Council and Mayor Bill De Blasio (D-N.Y.) agreed on Friday to a New York City 2020 Budget that would allocate $250,000 to the New York Abortion Access Fund, a non-profit abortion organization that helps arrange transportation for poor women seeking an abortion to more abortion-friendly states, reported the New York Times. “This initiative not only makes New York the first city in the nation to directly fund abortion services, but also lets any American who is facing increasing abortion restrictions in their home state know that they can come and get the services they need in the Five Boroughs,” said city councilwoman Carlina Rivera (D-N.Y.)
Feds Seize 16.5 Tons of Cocaine
at Philly Port Worth over $1 Billion
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Posted by M2 6/20/2019 11:32:37 AM Post Reply
Federal authorities have confiscated 16.5 tons of cocaine from a ship at a port in South Philadelphia. The U.S. Attorney’s office reported the illegal drug was found in a ship at the Packer Marine Terminal on Tuesday, Fox 32 reported. Officials estimate the seized shipment of 33,000 pounds of cocaine has a street value of over $1 billion. The Attorney’s office noted some members of the ship’s crew had been arrested in the largest drug seizure in the history of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Officials also said the search is still underway and they feel there may be even more of the drug hidden on board.
Democrats fear Trump,
Republicans are making inroads
with Hispanic voters in Florida
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Posted by M2 6/20/2019 4:44:36 PM Post Reply
When Donald Trump’s campaign manager said in Miami recently that he planned to launch a national Hispanic outreach effort in Florida, Democrats took notice. The state’s 2.2 million Hispanic voters make up an outsized portion of Florida’s electorate, and nearly two-thirds voted in 2016 for Hillary Clinton. Last year, Trump’s hard-line immigration policies and rhetoric contributed to sweeping Republican losses around the country as strong Hispanic turnout helped Democrats take the House of Representatives. But the belief in demographic destiny is dead among Florida Democrats, crushed in November by victorious Trump-backed candidates who more than
Trump Approves Strikes on Iran,
but Then Abruptly Pulls Back
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Posted by M2 6/21/2019 6:30:32 AM Post Reply
President Trump approved military strikes against Iran in retaliation for downing an American surveillance drone, but pulled back from launching them on Thursday night after a day of escalating tensions. As late as 7 p.m., military and diplomatic officials were expecting a strike, after intense discussions and debate at the White House among the president’s top national security officials and congressional leaders, according to multiple senior administration officials involved in or briefed on the deliberations.
Toys ‘R’ Us,
Back From the Dead,
Will Open U.S. Stores in 2019
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Posted by M2 6/22/2019 6:43:14 AM Post Reply
Maybe American kids will only have to live through one Christmas without Toys “R” Us. About a year after shuttering U.S. operations, the remnant of the defunct toy chain is set to return this holiday season by opening about a half dozen U.S. stores and an e-commerce site, according to people familiar with the matter. Richard Barry, a former Toys “R” Us executive who is now CEO of new entity Tru Kids Inc., has been pitching his vision to reincarnate the chain to toymakers, including at an industry conference this week, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the plans aren’t public.
Iranian-Americans March in D.C.,
Call for Regime Change in Iran:
‘Down with Terrorist Regime in Iran’
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Posted by M2 6/22/2019 6:46:38 AM Post Reply
Thousands of Iranian-Americans took to the streets of Washington, DC, on Friday to march and voice their support for those seeking regime change in Iran, an issue that past presidential administrations have seemed to avoid. The bi-partisan Free Iran Rally, which began at the U.S. State Department and concluded outside of the White House, was run by the Organization of Iranian American Communities – USA and featured many prominent political voices. Prominent speakers at the event included retired four-star general and former Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army General Jack Keane, former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, former Sen. Robert Torricelli, California Republican Congressman Tom McClintock, and
Poll: Support for Florida Gov. DeSantis
Surges After Sanctuary City Ban
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Posted by M2 6/22/2019 7:01:53 AM Post Reply
Support for Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) is surging in recent weeks following a major legislative victory that banned sanctuary cities across the state. The latest Quinnipiac Poll reveals that across the board, more voters in every demographic group in Florida — except with Democrat voters and black Americans — approve of the job DeSantis is doing as governor than those who disapprove. Specifically, DeSantis’s total approval among all Florida voters stands at 55 percent with only 22 percent disapproving of the job he is doing thus far. About 83 percent of Republican voters approve of DeSantis and 51 percent of swing voters say they
US struck Iranian
military computers this week
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Posted by M2 6/23/2019 7:13:41 AM Post Reply
U.S. military cyber forces launched a strike against Iranian military computer systems on Thursday as President Donald Trump backed away from plans for a more conventional military strike in response to Iran’s downing of a U.S. surveillance drone, U.S. officials said Saturday. Two officials told The Associated Press that the strikes were conducted with approval from Trump. A third official confirmed the broad outlines of the strike. All spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly about the operation. The cyberattacks — a contingency plan developed over weeks amid escalating tensions — disabled Iranian computer systems that controlled its rocket and missile launchers, the officials said.
Bernie Sanders Falsely Wraps
‘Democratic Socialism’
in the Flag of Roosevelt’s New Deal
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Posted by M2 6/23/2019 7:18:37 AM Post Reply
A June 12 headline in Politico might need some unpacking. It reads: “Sanders goes full FDR in defense of democratic socialism.” FDR, of course, is Franklin D. Roosevelt, the 32nd president of the United States, in office from 1933 to 1945, leading the nation during the New Deal of the 1930s and then, in the 1940s, to victory in World War II. Along the way, FDR won four landslide elections, in 1932, 1936, 1940, and 1944. In addition, FDR’s hand-picked successor, Harry Truman, won a fifth national victory in 1948. As such, with those five consecutive victories, FDR’s New Deal coalition
US to Hit Iran with
‘Major’ New Sanctions Monday: Trump
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Posted by M2 6/23/2019 7:22:36 AM Post Reply
President Donald Trump said Saturday that the United States would impose “major” new sanctions on Iran in two days — a move sure to exacerbate tensions with the Islamic republic inflamed by the downing of a US spy plane. Trump tamped down the threat of military action on Friday, when he called off retaliatory strikes at the last minute because the response was not “proportionate” to the drone’s destruction over the Strait of Hormuz. But he had said military action is still an option and brandished the threat of sanctions ever since. Now, he has set a timetable for fresh punitive economic measures to heap more pressure on an Iranian economy already reeling
Exclusive – Donald Trump Jr.: 2020
Re-election Campaign a ‘Movement’
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Posted by M2 6/23/2019 7:26:52 AM Post Reply
The upcoming presidential election is not about the Trumps — it is about the American people and the unmissable victories they have experienced over the last two years, Donald Trump Jr. said during an interview with Breitbart News Saturday. Trump spoke with Breitbart News’s Washington Political Editor Matt Boyle Saturday and talked about the significance of the Trump campaign’s theme: This election is about “you.” “This was a theme I heard from your speech, from the vice president’s speech, from your dad’s speech. You guys were all talking about this being a movement. This is bigger than any one person. This is bigger than any one candidate,” Boyle said.
Project Veritas – Google Exec Decries
Trump’s Election: ‘How Do We Prevent
It from Happening Again’
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Posted by M2 6/24/2019 10:04:00 AM Post Reply
Undercover videos recorded by Project Veritas reveals that Google is determined to prevent the re-election of Donald Trump in 2020, and is altering its products with this aim in mind. The report includes undercover footage featuring a top Google executive, Jen Gennai, discussing how Google might prevent an electoral outcome like 2016 from happening again. Here’s what Gennai says in the undercover video: We all got screwed over in 2016, again it wasn’t just us, it was, the people got screwed over, the news media got screwed over, like, everybody got screwed over so we’re rapidly been like, happened there and how do we prevent it from happening again.
Report: Christian Persecution 2019
a Scourge of ‘Mammoth Proportions’
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Posted by M2 6/24/2019 10:06:53 AM Post Reply
June 2019 is an “especially menacing time” for Christians both on the domestic and international fronts, writes Christian persecution expert John L. Allen in a report Sunday. The U.S. Catholic Church is facing “one of the most serious potential violations of religious freedom in its history in the form of SB 360 in California,” writes Allen, author of the 2013 bestseller The Global War on Christians: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Anti-Christian Persecution, since the bill would compel priests to reveal information learned while hearing confessions as evidence against possible sex offenders. “The bill passed the California senate in late May by a 30-2 vote and is expected to be considered
Trump: I’m ‘Not’ Prepared to Lose 2020;
There Was Voter Fraud in 2016
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Posted by M2 6/24/2019 10:09:30 AM Post Reply
Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” President Donald Trump said he was not prepared to lose the 2020 presidential election. When Chuck Todd asked the president if he was prepared to lose the election, Trump said, “Probably not. Probably not. It would be much better. It would be much better if I said, ‘Yeah.’ It would be much easier for me to say, ‘Oh, yes.’ No, I’m probably not too prepared to lose. I don’t like losing. I haven’t lost very much in my life.” Todd asked, “You didn’t like the fact you lost the popular vote. That bothered you, didn’t you?” Trump said, “I’ll say something that, again, is controversial.
The young are regarded as the
most tolerant generation. That's why
results of this LGBTQ survey
are 'alarming'
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Posted by M2 6/24/2019 10:13:19 AM Post Reply
Young people are growing less tolerant of LGBTQ individuals, a jarring turn for a generation traditionally considered embracing and open, a survey released Monday shows. The number of Americans 18 to 34 who are comfortable interacting with LGBTQ people slipped from 53% in 2017 to 45% in 2018 – the only age group to show a decline, according to the annual Accelerating Acceptance report. And that is down from 63% in 2016. Driving the dilution of acceptance are young women whose overall comfort levels plunged from 64% in 2017 to 52% in 2018, says the survey conducted by The Harris Poll on behalf of LGBTQ advocacy group GLAAD.
Democratic presidential candidates are
scaring off Never Trumpers. Big mistake.
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Posted by M2 6/24/2019 10:18:48 AM Post Reply
Never Trumpers would probably accept creeping or trotting liberalism. But Democratic presidential candidates are pledging liberalism at a full gallop. Democratic presidential candidates keep raising the stakes, particularly on the economy, making the choice for Never Trump Republicans and independents increasingly difficult. For purposes of this column, let’s define Never Trumpers as people who are center to center right on policy, so there is a lot that Donald Trump has done as president that they like. They nevertheless find his behavior, as president and as a candidate, abhorrent. And his impulsive and erratic conduct of the nation’s business, internationally and domestically, a threat to stability and tranquility.
Powell says economy facing
growing uncertainties
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Posted by M2 6/25/2019 2:16:47 PM Post Reply
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Tuesday the economic outlook has become cloudier since early May, with rising uncertainties over trade and global growth causing the central bank to reassess its next move on interest rates. Speaking to the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, Powell said the Fed is now grappling with the question of whether those uncertainties will continue to weigh on the outlook and require action. Powell did not commit to a rate cut but said the central bank will closely monitor incoming data and be prepared to “act as appropriate to sustain the expansion.” Many economists believe the Fed could decide at its next meeting
Latinos for Trump Break Out in
‘Build the Wall’ Chant at
Pence’s Miami Event
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Posted by M2 6/25/2019 2:19:27 PM Post Reply
Chants of “build the wall” broke out at Tuesday’s rollout of the Donald J. Trump for President Latino Coalition event in Miami, Florida. Vice President Mike Pence was headlining the launch of the Trump 2020 presidential campaign event when chanting broke out among what was described by New York Times Miami Bureau Chief Patricia Mazzei as a largely Cuban/Venezuelan/Nicaraguan American crowd, “Build the wall.” “We need four more years for President Donald Trump,” Pence said sparking the crowd to begin chanting those same words. It’s notable that Pence did this event in Miami on Tuesday because on Wednesday and Thursday in the same city the Democrat candidates for
Elizabeth Warren to Upstage
Debate Rivals with
Visit to Migrant Shelter
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Posted by M2 6/26/2019 9:25:41 AM Post Reply
Sen. Elizabeth Warren is one-upping her Democratic rivals by promising to make a pre-debate, TV-magnified visit to a nearby center that shelters foreign youths before they are handed over to U.S.-based “sponsors.” “We have to shut down that facility and shut it down now,” Warren told supporters, according to a tweet by a Washington Post reporter. The crowd enthusiastically chanted, “Shut it down!” Warren’s gambit highlights the growing number of progressives who emotionally oppose the federal agencies’ efforts to identify — although not actually stop — the huge wave of Central American migrants and their children who are walking into Americans’ blue-collar workplaces, schools, and neighborhoods. Amid the emotion, and its use by
Majority of Working Class:
High Immigration Driving Up Crime in U.S.
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Posted by M2 6/26/2019 9:26:53 AM Post Reply
The majority of working-class Americans say the country’s mass legal and illegal immigration policies are driving up crime in the United States, a new survey finds. The latest Gallup survey finds that among Americans with less than a college degree, more than one-in-two, or 51 percent, said immigration to the U.S. has made crime across the country worse. About 41 percent said immigration has not had much impact on crime, and only seven percent said immigration has decreased crime. Overall, more Americans say immigration is driving up crime than those who say immigration is decreasing crime.
WATCH: US Women’s Soccer Star
Megan Rapinoe: ‘I’m Not Going
to the F*ck*ng White House’
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Posted by M2 6/26/2019 9:28:57 AM Post Reply
U.S. Women’s National Team (USWNT) star and co-captain Megan Rapinoe, says she’s “not going to the f*ck*ng White House” if her team wins the World Cup. Rapinoe made her feelings known in explicit fashion during an interview with Eight by Eight Magazine. Rapinoe was asked if she was “excited” about making the trip to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, should her team win the World Cup. “I’m not going to the f*ck*ng White House,” Rapinoe responded. “No. I’m not going to the White House. We’re not going to be invited… I doubt it.” Watch:
Rep. Meadows: 'Bob Mueller Better Be
Prepared' for Republican Cross-Examination
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Posted by M2 6/26/2019 9:30:32 AM Post Reply
In a joint statement Tuesday night, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) announced that "Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III has agreed to testify before both Committees on July 17 in open session." Nadler and Schiff said Mueller agreed to come before both of their committees -- in back-to-back hearings -- after they issued subpoenas for his testimony. “We look forward to hearing his testimony, as do all Americans,” Nadler and Schiff stated. Be careful what you wish for, Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) told Fox News's Laura Ingraham Tuesday night:
Justice Department sues former Trump
staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman,
seeks $50,000 penalty
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Posted by M2 6/26/2019 9:43:03 AM Post Reply
The Justice Department filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Omarosa Manigault Newman alleging that the former "Apprentice" star who served as an adviser to President Donald Trump before becoming a prominent critic of his administration failed to file a financial disclosure report after she was fired from the White House. In a civil complaint filed in federal court in Washington, the department said Manigault Newman failed to file the report despite several emails reminding her to do so. Such a report is required of employees who leave government jobs. The Justice Department is seeking a $50,000 penalty against Manigault Newman. Manigault Newman was unavailable for comment. Her attorney, John Phillips, accused
White House Threatens To Veto
House Bill Over Lack Of Critical Border Funding
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Posted by M2 6/26/2019 9:45:00 AM Post Reply
The Trump administration is threatening to veto the House border funding bill. In a statement released Monday, the Office of Management and Budget criticized the Democrats’ $4.5 billion plan for not setting aside enough money for critical border programs. It goes on to call it a “partisan bill that under funds necessary accounts, and seeks to take advantage of the current crisis by inserting policy provisions that would make our country less safe.” The overcrowding at some facilities has reportedly left officials with bare-bones resources to care for unaccompanied migrant children and migrant families. On Monday, the Border Patrol moved hundreds of migrants kids from a detention center in
AOC on Dem Debate:
Like High School Kids Who
Didn’t Seem to Read the Book
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Posted by M2 6/27/2019 7:10:30 AM Post Reply
Wednesday on CBS’s “The Late Show,” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said “some folks” during the MSNBC Democratic candidates’ debate were like high school students who “didn’t seem like they read the book.” Partial transcript as follows: OCASIO-CORTEZ: I think sometimes with the debate stage this big, it can kind of seem like a high school classroom, and so there are some folks that, like, didn’t seem like they read the book, and then they got called on. And then — COLBERT: Anybody in particular? OCASIO-CORTEZ: “You know, you kind of like— it depends on the question. So— so they’ll answer the question or they’ll get called on, and
Cory Booker: We Need to Talk More
About Transgender Americans
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Posted by M2 6/27/2019 7:12:05 AM Post Reply
Sen. Cory Booker argued during the Democrat presidential debate on Wednesday that Americans need to talk more about transgender people. “We do not talk enough about trans-Americans, especially African American trans-Americans, and even incredibly high rates of murder right now,” he said. He compared the transgender rights struggles to the civil rights of black Americans, recalling a time when they were lynched in America. Booker also said that up to 30 percent of LGBT schoolchildren were afraid to go to school. He then argued that Democrats needed to do more than just support the Equality Act proposed in Congress. “We need to have a president that will fight to protect LGBTQ
Tim Ryan: Democrats Have ‘Lost All
Connection’ to Working-Class People
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Posted by M2 6/27/2019 7:14:08 AM Post Reply
Ohio Democrat Rep. Tim Ryan admitted that Democrats have lost touch with “working class people” while being questioned during the first presidential debate held in Miami, Florida. After he answered a question regarding solutions to climate change, Ryan jumped to respond to a previous question on “real politics.” “We could talk about climate, we could talk about guns, we could talk about all of these issues that we all care about,” Ryan told MSNBC’s Chuck Todd. “We have a perception problem with the Democratic Party.” “We are not connecting to the working class people in the very states that I represent in Ohio, in the industrial midwest,”
Supreme Court tosses citizenship
question from 2020 census forms,
a victory for Democratic states
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Posted by M2 6/27/2019 11:20:15 AM Post Reply
The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the Trump administration cannot include a question about citizenship on the 2020 census form that goes to every U.S. household, giving a win to mostly Democratic populous states that said the question would discourage legal and illegal immigrants from responding and make the population count less accurate. The court was deeply fractured on the issue, but on the section that essentially eliminated the citizenship question, the vote was 5-4, with Chief Justice John Roberts joining the four-member liberal wing of the court. The court's majority said the government has the right to ask a citizenship question, but that it needs to properly justify changing
Evangelical group to spend $50M
on get-out-the-vote efforts
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Posted by M2 6/27/2019 11:26:16 AM Post Reply
Veteran conservative activist Ralph Reed said Wednesday that the faith-based group he leads plans to spend at least $50 million on get-out-the-vote efforts in 2020. It's part of a large-scale marshaling of evangelical resources that's poised to benefit President Donald Trump's reelection campaign. After Trump spoke to an annual conference hosted by Reed's group, the Faith & Freedom Coalition, the longtime GOP strategist previewed a voter outreach plan for 2020 that he said would include significant investment in Latino voters of faith. Of the $50 million the group has set aside to spend on communicating with voters, Reed said $4 million would go toward contacting socially conservative and religious Latino voters in swing
Watch – Cruz to Christian Conservatives:
We Are Not Going to Let
Big Tech Silence Us
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Posted by M2 6/29/2019 7:08:42 AM Post Reply
Speaking at Faith and Freedom Coalition’s Road to Majority event on Thursday, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) recalled when a Twitter executive couldn’t answer whether a tweet with Mother Theresa’s quote “Abortion is profoundly anti-woman” was considered hate speech by the social media platform.
Tensions between trans women
and gay men boil over
at Stonewall anniversary
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Posted by M2 7/1/2019 5:55:03 AM Post Reply
A black transgender woman wanted to be heard, but the white men wanted to celebrate. The scene at New York City's Stonewall Inn on Saturday, as reported by multiple witnesses on social media, showed how long-simmering tensions between transgender women of color and white gay men have boiled over during the celebration of World Pride and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising. The unidentified woman wanted to address the crowd inside the Greenwich Village gay bar where patrons fought back against police harassment 50 years ago, birthing the LGBTQ movement. She arrived unannounced and disrupted a drag show, drawing an unfriendly response at first.
MSNBC’s Guest: African-Americans
Who Don’t Vote Democrat
‘Colonized by the Republicans
or by Russia’
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Posted by M2 7/1/2019 6:16:11 AM Post Reply
Sunday on MSNBC’s “AM Joy,” network regular Elie Mystal took a shot at African-American voters who cast a ballot for Republicans. In reference to questions from Donald Trump, Jr. about Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) and her race, Mystal accused African-American voters that vote Republican of having their votes “colonized” by Republicans or Russia. Donald Trump Jr., talking about whether Kamala Harris is black enough is like me talking about whether Idris Elba is hitting the gym hard enough,” Mystal said. “It’s dumb, it’s ridiculous. Obviously, look: There’s always going to be five, to ten, to 12 percent of African-Americans who have their vote colonized by the Republicans, or by
Kamala Harris: I Will Not Let Trump
Take America Back to Before Same-Sex
Marriage Was Legal
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Posted by M2 7/1/2019 8:57:32 AM Post Reply
On Sunday MSNBC played a clip from the Alice B. Toklas Club Annual Pride Breakfast in San Francisco in which 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) said she was running for president so President Donald Trump could not take the country back before all couples could marry. Harris said, “The current occupant of the White House has no appreciation, no interest clearly and probably no knowledge of this history, of this work.” She continued, “He says he wants to make America great again. Again for whom? Back before couples could marry, all couples? Back before gay couples could adopt? ” She added, “Well, I’m president because we’re not going back.”
Unanimous Supreme Court:
It’s ‘Predictable’ That Noncitizens
Will Act ‘Unlawfully’
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Posted by M2 7/1/2019 8:59:12 AM Post Reply
On its way to ruling by a 5-4 majority that the Secretary of Commerce improperly decided to include a citizenship question in the 2020 Census, the Supreme Court unanimously concluded that states had legal standing to sue the federal government over this issue based on the court’s conclusion that it is “predictable” that noncitizens will act “unlawfully” by declining to fill out the Census questionnaire. The court explained its conclusion on this question in Part II of its opinion, which all nine justices joined. “To have standing,” Chief Justice John Roberts wrote in this unanimously-joined part of his opinion in Department of Commerce v. New York, “a plaintiff must
Climate change could
put these colleges underwater.
Why they're staying put
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Posted by M2 7/1/2019 9:04:42 AM Post Reply
The leaders of Texas A&M University's seaside Galveston campus had a choice to make. It was 2008, and Hurricane Ike had just devastated the Gulf Coast, forcing the university to move its students 145 miles inland to College Station for a semester. Should the school retreat inland and close down its former campus? Or would it build more structures and place an emphasis on coastal resiliency? “Of course, it’s Texas A&M, and they said, 'Let’s double down,' " said Sam Brody, a professor at the university and the director of the Center for Texas Beaches and Shores. Now, the university is committed to a future in Galveston –
Democrats: Love and Aid for
Illegal Migrants, Nothing for Americans
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Posted by M2 7/2/2019 8:51:15 AM Post Reply
Democrats promised aid and love for illegal migrants — but did not mention border protections or the concerns of ordinary Americans — during a raucous Monday visit to the Clint Border Patrol Station, just two miles from the Mexican border in Texas. “This is about the preservation of our humanity, and this is about seeing every single person there as a member of your own family,” Massachusetts Rep. Ayanna Pressley told protesters and the assembled media on Monday. “We love you and that we will never stop fighting for your dignity, for your humanity, and for the preservation of your family,” she said towards the legally detained migrants.
Nadler: Trump Admin Committing
Child Abuse — ‘There Ought to Be
Prosecutions’ of Agency Heads
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Posted by M2 7/2/2019 8:52:52 AM Post Reply
Monday on MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show,” House Judiciary Committee chairman Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) commented on a video obtained by The Associated Press in which a 12-year-old migrant girl tells a lawyer how she and her 6-year-old sister were “treated badly” in a Texas border facility. Nadler said, “What we saw today was disgusting. When we were at the border a couple of months ago, although they didn’t let us talk to the kids, we saw very disgusting conditions then. This is inhumane and criminal. Frankly, I think it’s criminal. There ought to be prosecutions of some of the agency heads and some of the people for child abuse.
Castro: ‘We Already Pay for the
Health Care’ of Illegal Aliens -
‘It’s Called the Emergency Room’
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Posted by M2 7/2/2019 8:55:12 AM Post Reply
Former HUD Secretary Julian Castro told ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopolous” on Sunday that Americans already pay for the health care of illegal immigrants – “it’s called the emergency room.” “Let’s talk of the debate Wednesday night. You did have a breakthrough performance. You talked a lot about wanting to decriminalize immigrants coming into the United States right now, make it a civil penalty. Again, you’ve drawn a lot of heat for that, also for the plans that all the Democrats said they wanted to give access to health care for undocumented immigrants,” Stephanopolous said.
Limbaugh: Kaepernick-Nike Shoe Saga
Proof NFL Kneeling Not About Police Brutality —
‘He Opposes Honoring the Flag’
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Posted by M2 7/3/2019 6:19:59 AM Post Reply
uesday on his nationally syndicated radio show, conservative talker Rush Limbaugh argued that former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s opposition to Nike’s so-called Betsy Ross footwear was proof Kaepernick’s kneeling was not about alleged police brutality but animosity toward the American flag. Nike pulled the product line based on Kaepernick’s opposition, which came because the footwear featured the Betsy Ross flag. Partial transcript as follows (courtesy RushLimbaugh.com): The Washington media-political complex, if you will, authors the daily script. It’s one-sided. How does Nike let one person sway them into ditching an entirely already-made shoe, featuring — by the way — a flag designed by Betsy Ross.
Donald Trump: ‘We’re Not in the
Hospital Business’ for Migrants
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Posted by M2 7/3/2019 6:22:15 AM Post Reply
President Donald Trump defended on Monday the treatment of detained migrants and illegal immigrants caught crossing over the border. “We’re not in the hospital business. We’re in the border security business at the border,” Trump said. “And all of a sudden, we’re forced to be in the hospital business.” The president spoke to reporters about the flood of migrants crossing into the United States after signing a bill of emergency funding to improve the conditions of border detainment facilities. Trump said that most migrants and illegal immigrants were coming to the United States for economic reasons.
California Democrats Push Bill
Allowing Illegals Party Roles:
‘They’re Already Leaders’
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Posted by M2 7/3/2019 6:25:40 AM Post Reply
A bill proposed last week by California lawmakers could grant illegal aliens the ability to serve in Democrat Party leadership positions locally and statewide. The new bill, SB 288, would allow them to be part of shaping the party’s platform, including serving as state convention delegates and county committee leaders. Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) told reporters Friday that he wants the bill to send a loud message to America. “We need to continue to send a very, very loud message that we are … going to embrace and uplift and support all American immigrant neighbors,” he said, adding that the bill would “allow Dreamers and
Rouhani: Iran will enrich uranium
to ‘any amount we want’
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Posted by M2 7/4/2019 6:34:33 AM Post Reply
Iran’s president warned that Tehran will increase its enrichment of uranium to “any amount that we want” beginning on Sunday, putting further pressure on European nations to save its faltering nuclear deal and offer a way around intense U.S. sanctions. President Hassan Rouhani’s threat, combined with Iran surpassing the stockpile limits of the 2015 atomic accord, could narrow the estimated one-year window it would need to produce enough material for a nuclear weapon, something Iran denies it wants but the deal sought to prevent. But as tensions rise a year after President Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew America from the deal, it looks unlikely that
Boom! America Created 224,000
Jobs in June!
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Posted by M2 7/5/2019 11:00:12 AM Post Reply
Job creation reignited in June, with nonfarm payrolls rising 224,000 and unemployment ticking up to 3.7 percent. The June number will be closely watched after a surprisingly poor showing in May, when the U.S. economy was initially reported to have added just 75,000 jobs. That number was revised even lower on Friday, to just 72,000. April’s number was revised down to 216,000 from 224,000. Economists surveyed by Econoday had been looking for a gain of 165,000 for June and for unemployment to remain steady at 3.6 percent. The June number will also be looked to as a barometer for the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy. Last month,
Boom! America Created 224,000
Jobs in June!
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Posted by M2 7/5/2019 11:00:18 AM Post Reply
Job creation reignited in June, with nonfarm payrolls rising 224,000 and unemployment ticking up to 3.7 percent. The June number will be closely watched after a surprisingly poor showing in May, when the U.S. economy was initially reported to have added just 75,000 jobs. That number was revised even lower on Friday, to just 72,000. April’s number was revised down to 216,000 from 224,000. Economists surveyed by Econoday had been looking for a gain of 165,000 for June and for unemployment to remain steady at 3.6 percent. The June number will also be looked to as a barometer for the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy. Last month,
Boom! America Created 224,000
Jobs in June!
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Posted by M2 7/5/2019 11:00:19 AM Post Reply
Job creation reignited in June, with nonfarm payrolls rising 224,000 and unemployment ticking up to 3.7 percent. The June number will be closely watched after a surprisingly poor showing in May, when the U.S. economy was initially reported to have added just 75,000 jobs. That number was revised even lower on Friday, to just 72,000. April’s number was revised down to 216,000 from 224,000. Economists surveyed by Econoday had been looking for a gain of 165,000 for June and for unemployment to remain steady at 3.6 percent. The June number will also be looked to as a barometer for the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy. Last month,
Jonah Goldberg to NPR:
Justin Amash ‘Might Have
More Appeal than People Think’
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Posted by M2 7/5/2019 11:03:55 AM Post Reply
National Public Radio (NPR) turned to Never Trump pundit Jonah Goldberg on Friday morning to explain the implications of the decision this week by Rep. Justin Amash to leave the Republican Party. Goldberg told Morning Edition‘s Steve Inskeep that Amash’s departure was “a sign of many of the symptoms he’s talking about,” including the increased partisanship of American politics — which, Goldberg argued, was ironically a result of the weakening of the traditional parties in the face of challenges by outsiders like Donald Trump and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT). Amash, he said, reacting to the report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, which did not fit into the GOP’s partisan paradigm.
Biden Slams Trump: 'He Is Incapable of
Celebrating What Makes America Great'
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Posted by M2 7/5/2019 11:06:21 AM Post Reply
Former Vice President Joe Biden, running for president once again, told a gathering in Iowa Thursday that ever since the nation's founding, presidents and patriots have marked the Fourth of July by reflecting on the "greater meaning" of "this American experiment." Biden quoted a few of America's most famous presidents, praising their pursuit of "liberty," then he turned to the current occupant of the White House: You know, what I wonder -- what will Donald Trump say this evening? I mean, I'm being sincere. When he speaks to the nation at an event designed more to stroke his ego than celebrate American ideals.
7.1 Quake Rocks SoCal, Searles Valley
Hit Hard For Second Time In 24 Hours
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Posted by M2 7/6/2019 6:37:51 AM Post Reply
A 7.1 quake rocked Southern California Friday evening. The quake struck at 8:21 p.m. KCAL9 anchor Sara Donchey held co-anchor Juan Fernandez’ arm as she steadied herself before ducking under her desk. He, meanwhile, reported feeling nauseous about the quake that felt like it wasn’t going to stop. Friday’s 7.1 and Thursday’s 6.4 both had epicenters near the community of Ridgecrest. The Thursday quake was already the biggest to hit Southern California in 20 years. The quake Friday evening obliterated that mark.
Trump reaches career-high approval,
yet faces a range of re-election risks: Poll
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Posted by M2 7/8/2019 6:13:55 AM 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. Forty-four percent of Americans approve of Trump’s overall job performance, up a slight 5 percentage points from April and 2 points better than his peak early in his presidency. Still, 53% disapprove, keeping him at majority disapproval continuously for his first two and a half years in office, a record for any president in modern polling.
President Trump Torches Fox News:
‘They Forgot the People
Who Got Them There!’
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Posted by M2 7/8/2019 6:31:44 AM Post Reply
President Donald Trump offered an unusually strident criticism of the Fox News Channel on Sunday evening, after the network aired the New York Times‘ defense of its claims about harsh conditions in facilities for migrants at the border. (Tweets) Fox News anchor Jon Scott had earlier aired a report on FOX Report Weekend that covered the dispute between the president and the Times over its reporting. The Times claimed, in a front-page story Sunday, that conditions inside a facility in Clint, Texas, were the “stuff of nightmares.” Many of the migrant facilities currently in use were opened during the Obama administration, when there was a surge of illegal
Watch–Ken Cuccinelli: ICE Ready to
Deport Approximately 1M Illegal
Aliens with Final Deportation Orders
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Posted by M2 7/8/2019 6:34:03 AM Post Reply
Acting United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director Ken Cuccinelli says the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency is ready to deport about a million illegal aliens who remain in the country despite having final orders for deportation. During an interview with CBS News on Sunday, Cuccinelli said despite a delay of mass deportations by President Trump two weeks ago, ICE agents are ready to detain and deport the roughly one million illegal aliens who have been ordered deported from the country. Cuccinelli said:
Google keeps track of anything
you've ever bought using Gmail,
even if you delete emails
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Posted by M2 7/8/2019 7:01:16 AM Post Reply
Google and other tech companies have been under fire recently for a variety of issues, including failing to protect user data, failing to disclose how data is collected and used and failing to police the content posted to their services. Companies such as Google have embedded themselves in our lives with useful services including Gmail, Google Maps and Google Search, as well as smart products such as the Google Assistant which can answer our questions on a whim. The benefits of these tools come at the cost of our privacy, however, because while Google says that privacy should not be a “luxury good, ”
Linda Sarsour’s Tweets About Jesus
Echo Claims of Numerous Palestinian Officials
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Posted by M2 7/8/2019 7:05:25 AM Post Reply
Controversial Palestinian-American activist Linda Sarsour ignited a kerfuffle on Twitter over the weekend by tweeting that Jesus was “a Palestinian.” After drawing strong reactions, she fell back to a position of saying there were “multiple truths” about Jesus – that he can be seen to have been both Jewish and a Palestinian. The “Jesus was a Palestinian” claim is one frequently made by supporters of the Palestinian cause, for political purposes. Sarsour kicked off the row with a Friday night tweet, saying, “Jesus was Palestinian of Nazareth and is described in the Quran as being brown copper skinned with wooly hair.”
Report: Teachers Inserting Climate Change
into Curriculum Without Training, Textbooks
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Posted by M2 7/8/2019 7:13:26 AM Post Reply
Despite the unsettled science and evidence to the contrary, teachers without training or textbooks are giving lessons to U.S. public school students on the threat of manmade climate change. An article from the Hechinger Report picked up by the Washington Post reports: Teaching global warming in a charged political climate. … Their training doesn’t cover it and many textbooks don’t touch it but teachers are taking on climate change anyway. (Tweet) The article focuses on a school in Oklahoma, where many students have parents who have good jobs in the flourishing oil and gas industry in the state, that promotes environmentalists’ belief that fossil fuels are the main culprit causing climate change.
Family brawls at Disneyland
as children watch
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Posted by M2 7/8/2019 2:49:45 PM Post Reply
A Disneyland guest recorded a violent brawl that broke out between family members at Disneyland on Sunday. The video, dated July 6, 2019, shows at least two men and two women involved in the fight at Mickey’s Toontown, with others trying to intervene and stop the altercation. Children, along with other park guests, witnessed the fight. At one point a woman involved in the altercation could be seen hobbling out of her motorized chair and falling.Another woman could be seen spitting in a man’s face. He then punched her in retaliation. The people involved in the fight were immediately escorted out of the park, a Disneyland official told KTLA
Mike Pence Takes Apparent Swipes
at Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar
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Posted by M2 7/9/2019 6:53:09 AM Post Reply
Vice President Mike Pence made veiled attacks Monday against Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Ilhan Omar (D-MN), referencing Ocasio-Cortez’s comparison of border detention centers to Nazi concentration camps and calling for Omar’s removal from the House Foreign Affairs Committee where Pence once served. “To compare the humane work of dedicated men and women of Customs and Border Protection with the horrors of the Holocaust is an outrage,” Pence said at the Christians United for Israel summit in Washington, DC. “The Nazis took lives. American law enforcement saves lives every day.”
Chinese Christians Worship Freely
for First Time in Taiwan
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Posted by M2 7/9/2019 6:57:51 AM Post Reply
Some members of the persecuted Early Rain Covenant Church in China were reportedly able to worship publicly for the first time on Sunday in democratically ruled Taiwan after communist authorities shut down their congregation in China as part of Beijing’s widespread crackdown on ethnoreligious minorities across the Asian country. A family from the persecuted congregation, once home to hundreds of worshippers, joined the much smaller Reformed Presbyterian Xinan Church in Taiwan after fleeing alleged threats to their safety and pressure to renounce their faith in China.
Protecting Dems: CNN Releases
Rules for Next Democrat Debate
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Posted by M2 7/10/2019 7:03:24 AM Post Reply
CNN released the outline for the second round of Democrat primary debates Tuesday evening, but some of the rules have critics wondering if the network is rushing to protect Democrats. The debates – scheduled for 8:00 p.m. ET July 30 and 31 in Detroit – have different rules than the first, with CNN banning shows of hands, one-word responses, and down-the-line questions. Candidates will get 60 seconds to respond to moderator questions and 30 seconds for rebuttals. Additionally, candidates who “consistently” interrupt will have their time reduced. Details via CNN: * Colored lights will be used to help the candidates manage their remaining response times: 15 seconds = yellow
Ilhan Omar Slams America
to 400 High School Students as ‘Unjust’
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Posted by M2 7/10/2019 9:12:15 AM Post Reply
A recent profile of Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) said the freshman lawmaker slammed America as unjust in a recent speech to high school students, denigrated America for not meeting her expectations, and even criticized her fellow Democrats in Congress. According to the profile by the Washington Post, Omar recently addressed 400 high school students in Minnesota about her personal experience in coming to America from a Kenyan refugee camp, and how it was nothing like she expected. “I grew up in an extremely unjust society, and the only thing that made my family excited about coming to the United States was that the United States was supposed to
Watch – Rep. McCaul on Antisemitism
in Congress: ‘Omar Has to Go’
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Posted by M2 7/10/2019 9:14:18 AM Post Reply
Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX) said on Monday at the Christians United for Israel summit in Washington, DC, that Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) should be removed from the House Foreign Affairs Committee for her antisemitic remarks about Israel and the Jewish people. McCaul, who is ranking member on the committee, made the remarks in an interview with Michelle Makori, anchor and editor-in-chief at the Israeli news outlet i24NEWS. “Now the U.S. and Israel enjoy a very special relationship,” Makori said. “It’s a mutually beneficial relationship. Israel is the U.S.’s only ally in the Middle East that shares the U.S.’s values.” “But that relationship, congressman, is coming under increased scrutiny and open hostility from certain
Democrats Delete Tweet Using
Obama-Era Migrant
Shelter Picture of ‘Kids in Cages’
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Posted by M2 7/10/2019 9:18:56 AM Post Reply
House Oversight and Reform Committee Democrats tweeted, and then deleted, a picture Tuesday of an Obama-era migrant detention center to attack Republicans ahead of a Wednesday hearing on President Donald Trump’s policies of “putting migrant kids in cages.” On Tuesday, the House Reform and Oversight Committee Democrats used a picture from 2014, during the Obama administration, in a tweet to attack Republicans and President Donald Trump ahead of their Wednesday hearing on alleged “inhumane treatment at the border.” The House Oversight and Reform Committee has since deleted the tweet. The Trump War Room account noted that the picture depicted a migrant crisis during which Joe Biden was vice president.
AOC: Pelosi Saddling Me with
Work to Keep Me out of Spotlight
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Posted by M2 7/10/2019 11:59:21 AM Post Reply
The civil war between the Democratic Party’s left flank and extreme left flank is heating up. Days after Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi mocked Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and trio of her freshmen colleagues — Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), and Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) — for focusing on Twitter and PR at the expense of legislation, AOC issued another broadside against Pelosi. "All these people have their public whatever and their Twitter world," Pelosi told the New York Times’ Maureen Dowd published Saturday. "But they didn't have any following. They're four people and that's how many votes they got."
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Calls Pelosi
Racist: ‘Singling Out … Women of Color’
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Posted by M2 7/11/2019 6:46:19 AM Post Reply
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) accused Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) of racism on Wednesday, telling the Washington Post that Pelosi was guilty of “the explicit singling out of newly elected women of color.” Pelosi and Ocasio-Cortez — also known as “AOC” — have feuded ever since the “democratic socialist” newcomer upset incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley (D-NY), a member of the party’s leadership team under Pelosi, in last year’s primary race. The latest spat began on Saturday, when columnist Maureen Dowd of the New York Times reported that Pelosi had disparaged AOC and her allies on the left (original links):
FNC’s Carlson: Nothing Ilhan Omar and
Her Friends Say on Race Is ‘Sincere’ —
‘All a Hustle Designed to
Get Them What They Want’
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Posted by M2 7/11/2019 6:49:50 AM Post Reply
Wednesday on Fox News Channel’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” host Tucker Carlson responded to Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), who referred to Carlson’s show as a “nightly platform to white supremacist rhetoric,” and called on advertisers drop their sponsorship of his program for remarks he made a night earlier. (Tweet) After recounting his remarks the night before, Carlson declared it wasn’t about race and accused Omar of using race to get what she wants. “It’s not about race,” Carlson said. “But of course, Omar and her friends already know that. Nothing they say on the subject of race is sincere. It’s all a hustle designed to get them what they want.
California Gives Green Light to
Health Care for Illegal Aliens
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Posted by M2 7/11/2019 6:55:05 AM Post Reply
California is the first state to allow taxpayer-funded health care benefits to go towards people residing in the U.S. illegally. Democrat Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill into law on Tuesday which would allow low-income adults under the age of 25 to receive state Medicaid benefits through its Medi-Cal program regardless of immigration status. Officials say the plan should cost taxpayers $98 million to cover 90,000 people, although the state already covers children 18 and younger through the state’s Medicaid plan. The recently signed law would only cover illegal aliens with an income low enough to qualify for the program. Newsom had been championing the
Dr. Christine Blasey Fraud replies
Posted by M2 7/11/2019 8:43:10 AM Post Reply
RUSH: “Christine Blasey Ford scrubbed social media profile before sending letter detailing alleged sexual assault.” As we all knew, there was nothing genuine or real about anything involving Christine Blasey Ford. The whole thing was a manufactured setup that was executed after immense detailed planning and coordination with the Democrat Party. And the truth has been revealed...So let’s go to from there to America’s number one victim of men, Christine Blasey Ford. The universe the left asks us to occupy with them, on the same day, on one hand we have all of these great female champions who are willing to throw that aside and
Trump: 'Fake News Is Not As Important
or As Powerful As Social Media'
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Posted by M2 7/11/2019 8:44:46 AM Post Reply
President Donald Trump, a Twitter devotee, announced on Thursday -- via Twitter, of course -- that the White House is hosting a "very big and very important Social Media Summit today." (Or, as CNN phrased it: "Some of the right-wing media universe's biggest stars are set to descend on the White House Thursday for what has been billed as a "social media summit" and will likely become a forum for airing claims of anti-conservative social media bias.") The president also dinged "Fake News," saying it's not as important or powerful as social media is. And he tweaked his critics, predicting what will happen "when I
Our Free Speech Crisis replies
Posted by M2 7/11/2019 8:48:11 AM Post Reply
The First Amendment to our Constitution was proposed by the 1788 Virginia ratification convention during its narrow 89 to 79 vote to ratify the Constitution. Virginia's resolution held that the free exercise of religion, right to assembly and free speech could not be canceled, abridged or restrained. These Madisonian principles were eventually ratified by the states on March 1, 1792. Gettysburg College professor Allen C. Guelzo, in his article “Free Speech and Its Present Crisis,” appearing in the autumn 2018 edition of City Journal, explores the trials and tribulations associated with the First Amendment. The early attempts to suppress free speech were signed into law by President
Donald Trump to Unveil Executive
Action on Census Citizenship Question
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Posted by M2 7/11/2019 11:11:43 AM Post Reply
President Donald Trump is expected to announce new executive action Thursday during a news conference on the 2020 census and his push to include a citizenship question. Trump tweeted Thursday morning that he planned “a News Conference on the Census and Citizenship” after a White House Social Media Summit. A senior administration official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to preview the plans, said the president would be announcing new action, but the official did not elaborate. Trump said last week that he was “very seriously” considering executive action to try to force the question’s inclusion, and that it was among four or five options he’d been weighing.
Lindsey Graham on Battle Between
Pelosi and AOC, ‘Fab Four’: GOP ‘More
Likely’ to Take Back House Because of
This Breakdown
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Posted by M2 7/12/2019 7:10:59 AM Post Reply
Thursday during an appearance on Fox News Channel’s “Hannity,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) argued the turmoil within the House Democratic caucus was lending itself as net positive for Republican chances in 2020. Graham told host Sean Hannity the scenario was setting up a no-win situation for Democrat members that won Trump districts in 2018. “What does this really mean?” Graham said. “I think Republicans are more likely to take the House back because of this breakdown because there are 31 Democrats that hold their seats where President Trump won their congressional district. What does it mean to these 31?”
Maxine Waters to ‘SOB’ Trump:
‘We Don’t Take Sh*t from Nobody’
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Posted by M2 7/12/2019 7:13:44 AM Post Reply
Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) over the weekend reportedly called President Donald Trump an “SOB” and declared, “We don’t take sh** from nobody.” Waters ripped Trump at Essence Fest for labejlling NFL national anthem protesters like Colin Kaepernick “sons of bitches” and reportedly said of Trump, “He’s the only SOB I know.” “I’m not intimidated. I’m not afraid,” Waters reportedly added. “All of my life I have been trained to deal with demagogues like him. I will take him on any day of the week. And so what I want to leave with you today is this is our time, ladies.”
Rep. Ilhan Omar Spars With USAID
Official Over Family Planning Funding
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Posted by M2 7/12/2019 11:46:08 AM Post Reply
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) on Thursday drew a link between access to family planning and education and employment for women. She then slapped down a USAID official when he pointed to work the agency does to advance education and employment for women. “That’s well and dandy,” interjected Omar, cutting off USAID chief human capital officer Bob Leavitt. “My question was investments in family planning.” The exchange occurred as House Foreign Affairs Committee members asked officials about the administration’s State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development operations budget request for fiscal year 2020.
Video — Rosie O’Donnell Leads Protest
Against Migrant Shelters: ‘Take the
Fascist Out of the White House’
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Posted by M2 7/13/2019 10:37:12 AM Post Reply
Rosie O’Donnell attended one of the many far-left vigils across the country Friday night, protesting migrant shelters and amping up fellow activists to “take the fascist out of the White House.” O’Donnell spoke at the vigil in New York City Friday night, asking the crowd to “look around” and see what “America stands for.” “The signs are beautiful. The sentiment here is beautiful. Don’t forget people. Look around. This is who we are,” she said. “This is what America stands for. All colors all shapes all sizes, all nationalities, sexualities, genders, transgender.” “Freedom is what we were founded on. Freedom and decency are what we must demand from this government
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Bans
ICE from Police Database Before Raids
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Posted by M2 7/13/2019 10:41:56 AM Post Reply
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D) said Wednesday that the Windy City has made moves to bar Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) from accessing its police databases amid reports of potential raids in more than 10 major U.S. cities slated for Sunday. “They will not team up with ICE to detain any resident. We have also cut off ICE access from any CPD databases and that will remain permanent,” Lightfoot said. “Chicago is and will always be a welcoming city that will never tolerate ICE tearing our families apart.” In a statement to the Chicago Tribune, police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said the city’s Citizen and
Study: Deporting Illegal Aliens
Saves Americans Billions in Tax Dollars
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Posted by M2 7/13/2019 10:43:42 AM Post Reply
Deporting the roughly 11 to 22 million illegal aliens living across the United States saves American taxpayers hundreds of billions in public costs, analysis finds. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is expected to conduct a mass deportation effort next week, where at least 2,000 illegal aliens who have final orders for removal will be arrested, detained, and deported from the U.S. American taxpayers stand ready to benefit significantly from the deportation of thousands of illegal aliens, all of whom have been ordered deported and have refused to leave. The latest analysis from the Center for Immigration Studies Director of Research Steven Camarotta compared and contrasted the cost
Trump ally Lindsey Graham says
president should 'admit climate change is real'
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Posted by M2 7/13/2019 10:48:01 AM Post Reply
President Donald Trump should "admit that climate change is real" and start figuring out ways to confront it. That wasn't advice from prominent congressional Democrats Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer or Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez but rather from one of the president's staunchest allies in Congress: Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina. "I'm tired of playing defense on the environment," Graham told reporters on Capitol Hill Wednesday as he and other GOP lawmakers announced the formation of the Roosevelt Conservation Caucus, which will "embrace and promote constructive efforts to resolve conservation and environmental problems." In response to a question about the president's environmental record, Graham said Trump should agree
Rep. Ilhan Omar: Trump ‘Worst,
Most Corrupt and Inept
President We Have Ever Seen’
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Posted by M2 7/15/2019 9:03:17 AM Post Reply
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) threw President Donald Trump’s own words back at him as the two exchanged insulting tweets on Sunday. Responding to a Trump tweet attacking “'Progressive' Democrat Congresswomen,” in which he suggested that the policies the unnamed congresswomen advocate come “from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world,” Omar replied by calling Trump “the worst, most corrupt and inept president”: Mr. President, As Members of Congress, the only country we swear an oath to is the United States. Which is why we are fighting to protect it from the worst, most corrupt and inept president we have ever seen.
Andrew Gillum Using Private Nonprofit
to ‘Flip Florida Blue’ by
Registering 1 Million Voters
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Posted by M2 7/15/2019 9:07:28 AM Post Reply
In an effort to register 1 million new voters in Florida ahead of the 2020 presidential election, failed Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum has shifted tactics from using a political committee required to report every expenditure to a private nonprofit that can disclose much less financial data, including the sources of donations. Gillum’s use of the nonprofit, calling itself Forward Florida Action, is notable given the Florida politician’s warning last February about the influence of “dark money” in his own race for governor, referring to entities that obscure their donors. Gillum is deploying his nonprofit for the voter registration drive instead of utilizing his political committee, Forward Florida. The Tampa Bay
Radical Jews Weaponize Holocaust
Against ‘Concentration Camps’ at U.S. Border
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Posted by M2 7/15/2019 9:10:42 AM Post Reply
A small far-left group of radical Jews, Never Again Action, has been organizing protests against Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and migrant detention facilities in an effort to close down what they liken to “concentration camps.” Last month, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) outraged mainstream Jewish organizations by comparing the migrant facilities to concentration camps, adding, “Never again” — a clear reference to the Nazi murder of six million Jews in World War Two. Critics noted that the Nazi concentration camps were intended to murder Jews, and to enslave those who remained alive. The Nazis also invaded other countries and rounded up Jews. Jews were trying to leave Nazi-occupied Germany,
Pro-Family Advocates: Opposition to
California’s Graphic
Sex-Ed Curriculum Grows
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Posted by M2 7/16/2019 6:46:04 AM Post Reply
As the new school year approaches, churches, parents, and family advocacy groups are sounding the alarm about the comprehensive sex education curriculum being put into place in schools throughout California based on a 2015 law passed in the state. “Assembly Bill 329 forced all schools to adopt the new ‘comprehensive sexual education’ requirements for students,” Capitol Resource Institute (CRI) and Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) wrote in literature about the law. “These ‘comprehensive’ requirements force schools to promote the sexual practices of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender lifestyles.”
Rashida Tlaib: Trump ‘Hates Our Country’ replies
Posted by M2 7/16/2019 6:49:18 AM Post Reply
Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) on Monday evening accused President Donald Trump of hating America and using “racist” tweets to distract voters from his “lawless presidency.” “I think he’s the one who hates our country because I’m an American just like anyone else, and I can tell you this is a failed presidency,” Tlaib told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer when asked why she was one of the lawmakers Trump singled out as someone who is disloyal and hates America. “And He knows it. He has a failed border policy where right now there are children dying in our care.” Over the weekend, Trump said The Squad—Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY),
House divided: Vote temporarily halted
after Pelosi calls Trump comments
'racist' on the floor
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Posted by M2 7/16/2019 4:20:11 PM Post Reply
A vote to rap President Donald Trump for his tweets about four Democratic House members was trapped in partisan gridlock Tuesday after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi referred to the "president's racist tweets." "These comments from the White House are disgraceful and disgusting and the comments are racist," Pelosi said as she introduced a resolution condemning Trump's incendiary remarks about four Democratic congresswoman. "Every single member of this institution, Democratic and Republican, should join us in condemning the president's racist tweets.To do anything less would be a shocking rejection of our values and a shameful abdication of our oath of office to protect the American people. I urge a unanimous vote," Pelosi said.
Politician Pushing ‘Gender Neutral’
Toilets Charged with Child Sex Crimes
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Posted by M2 7/18/2019 9:45:26 AM Post Reply
A politician who pushed for the introduction of “gender neutral” toilets shortly after his election has been charged with nine counts of sexual touching of a child. David Smith successfully petitioned the Mayor of Middlesborough to trial gender neutral toilets at Middlesbrough Council shortly after his election to the local authority in Teeside, Yorkshire, as a politician representing the Conservative Party, according to the BBC. Councillor Smith resigned from the notionally right-leaning party — described as “not really conservative” by Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage in a recent interview with Breitbart News — with “immediate effect in light of the allegations” against him. He added that he “completely reject[s]” the
‘Hope is Back’: Trump Helps Save
Christians, Yazidis in Iraq from Extinction
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Posted by M2 7/18/2019 9:46:51 AM Post Reply
U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration is helping bring Christians and Yazidis in Iraq back from the brink of extinction fomented by a genocidal campaign at the hands of the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL), religious minority representatives declared this week at the second Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom convened by the Department of State. The U.S. government has officially determined that ISIS committed genocide against Christians, Yazidis, and other religious minorities during its reign of terror in the Middle East that began in 2014, prompting the Trump administration to launch a multi-million-dollar program to help the victims.
Netflix Loses Subscribers in U.S.
for First Time Since 2011
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Posted by M2 7/18/2019 9:50:04 AM Post Reply
Streaming giant Netflix lost subscribers in the United States for the first time in nearly a decade, dropping a net 130,000 over the second quarter of 2019 while also adding nearly two million fewer customers than predicted. Although overall paid subscribers rose by 2.7 million, this was well below Netflix’s target of adding five million subscribers worldwide. The platform also lost 130,000 subscribers across the United States, marking the first decline since 2011 — sending the company’s stock tumbling by over 12 percent in after-hours trading. “Our missed forecast was across all regions, but slightly more so in regions with price increases,” Netflix CEO Reed Hastings wrote in a letter to shareholders.
Omar: End 'Capitalist System.'
Guarantee Jobs, Housing, Medicare
and Abortion for All
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Posted by M2 7/18/2019 9:54:16 AM Post Reply
In the new nation that Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota seeks to create, the "capitalist system" will be left behind in pursuit of a "fair and just economy" where the federal government guarantees everybody jobs, housing, health care and free abortions. How can we know this? She has declared it in writing. Omar's campaign website includes a section called "Ilhan's Vision." The agenda it presents contradicts foundational American principles — particularly the rights to life and property — that were spelt out in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. The declaration says that "all men are created equal" and "endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights."
Drag Queen Reads ‘What Color
Is Your Underwear?’ to Young Children
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Posted by M2 7/20/2019 6:28:45 AM Post Reply
A “Drag Queen Story Hour” event at a Dallas, Texas, library last Saturday featured two drag queens, one of whom read the story What Color Is Your Underwear? to small children. More than 50 parents brought their children to the story hour held at the Grauwyler Park Branch Library and hosted by drag queens “Cassie Nova” (aka James Gary Love) and “Jenna Skyy” (aka Joel S. Hoselton). “My little cousin dressed me,” Cassie, with pink and orange hair, told the children, reported Dallas Voice. “So, I’m wearing A LOT!” Cassie reportedly also read My Cat Jack to the children, encouraging them to yawn, stretch, and scratch like cats.
Angela Merkel, Justin Trudeau Back
‘Squad’ After Trump’s ‘Go Back’ Tweets
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Posted by M2 7/20/2019 6:31:04 AM Post Reply
World leaders are expressing support for four far-left Congresswomen in the wake of a series of comments in which President Donald Trump challenged the lawmakers to leave the United States if they continue to criticize the country. On Friday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel claimed President Trump’s remarks about the “Squad” — made up of Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) — “undermine America’s strength.” She also said she stands “solidarity” with the lawmakers.
Judge to Slash Planned Parenthood
Lawsuit Against Undercover
Baby Parts Videos
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Posted by M2 7/20/2019 6:34:29 AM Post Reply
A federal judge said Wednesday he intends to decisively cut back a lawsuit filed by Planned Parenthood against the undercover citizen journalists who documented the organization’s alleged sales of aborted baby body parts for profit. In what was a surprising victory for the First Amendment rights of the citizen journalists, Judge William Orrick III of U.S. District Court in San Francisco, delivered a tentative ruling, which Center for Medical Progress (CMP), the producer of the videos, said Orrick instructed should be treated as substantially final. (Tweet) In his ruling, Orrick wrote he was “inclined to exclude from the case all damages that stem from third parties’
Everything I Don’t Like Is Racist replies
Posted by M2 7/21/2019 6:27:21 AM Post Reply
There is a new trend in politics that’s a hit with all the kids. It’s been around for a while, but was never really as popular as it is right now. So, in the interest of science, I’ve decided to hop on “The Squad” train and try thinking like a progressive member of Congress. How hard could it be? I was driving to the grocery store the other day and the person in the left turn lane ahead of me did not turn when there was clearly enough room for him to go. I sat there, angry, and then I asked myself, “What would Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez do?”
Stephen King: Can’t Wait to Fire
This ‘Vile, Racist Bag of Guts’ in 2020
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Posted by M2 7/21/2019 6:43:45 AM Post Reply
Author Stephen King took to Twitter Friday to express his disdain for President Trump, telling his five million Twitter followers that he hopes to fire the “vile, racist, and incompetent bag of guts and waters” in 2020. “I think we all agree that Donald Trump is a vile, racist, and incompetent bag of guts and waters. How happy I would be to tell him ‘YOU’RE FIRED’ next November,” King tweeted. (Tweet) The Pet Sematary author has a history of lashing out against Trump and Republicans. Last May, he called the entire White House staff “bad tempered, arrogant, insensitive, and largely incompetent.” “What does that say about the boss?” he asked.
Donald Trump Jr. Savages Michael Avenatti:
‘Really Enjoyed Meeting Your Ex-Wife
at My Speech’
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Posted by M2 7/21/2019 6:56:07 AM Post Reply
Donald Trump Jr. trolled Michael Avenatti on Saturday, sharing a photo on social media of himself with the befallen lawyer’s ex-wife at a recent event. “Hey Creepy Porn Lawyer, appreciate you flagging this,” Trump Jr. wrote on Twitter with a photo posing with Lisa Storie at a joint event for the Lincoln Club of Orange County and the New Majority. “By the way, really enjoyed meeting your ex wife at my speech last night. It was a packed house unlike your presser.” The event was in support of Trump Victory, a joint fundraising committee for Donald J. Trump for President the Republican National Committee (RNC).
Ocasio-Cortez: Trump is 'putting
millions of Americans in danger'
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Posted by M2 7/21/2019 9:13:44 AM Post Reply
Democratic representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has reacted to President Trump's comments about her and three other congresswomen - in which he told them to 'go back' to 'the totally broken and crime infested placed from which they came.' Speaking at a town hall event in her own New York district, she said the remarks endangered millions of Americans.
Ted Cruz, progressive hero?
Texan defies hard-liner image with
AOC cooperation and more
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Posted by M2 7/21/2019 9:23:09 AM Post Reply
Something's changed about Ted Cruz – and it’s not just the beard. First, there was the common ground with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Then, there was the push for people to donate supplies to detained migrants at the border. Then, Cruz called out Tennessee for honoring a Confederate Army general with an ugly past. Is the senator from Texas – the unapologetic conservative who ran for president in 2016 saying Republicans win by painting “in bold colors, not pale pastels”– making a conscious effort to expand his appeal beyond conservatives? “I do think it’s intentional,” said Brendan Steinhauser, a Republican consultant based in Austin who was active in the Tea Party movement. Steinhauser
Republicans raise $20.7M in June --
more than double Dems' $8.5M haul
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Posted by M2 7/21/2019 9:26:51 AM Post Reply
The Republican National Committee raised more than twice as much as the Democratic National Committee in June – $20.7 million compared to the DNC’s $8.5 million, according to Federal Election Commission filings, Politico reported. “Our record-smashing fundraising haul is a testament to the ongoing enthusiasm for President Trump and the pro-growth agenda that is delivering for every American across this country," GOP Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said in a statement to Fox News last week. The RNC currently has $43.5 million, more than double the cash on hand as the DNC’s $9.3 million. The DNC spent heavily on events related to the debates and the presidential candidates last month,
Booker says Trump uses
"race like a weapon"
to divide the country
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Posted by M2 7/21/2019 11:08:38 AM Post Reply
New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, one of the two dozen Democrats competing for the party's presidential nomination, said President Trump is weaponizing racial animus to sow division in the country for his own political gain. "He is somebody that is using race like a weapon to divide our country against itself," Booker said on "Face the Nation" Sunday. "He's been using it since before he became president as a way to accelerate his gaining of political power." The New Jersey Democrat was referring to the president's recent attacks against four progressive lawmakers of color. Last week, Mr. Trump posted a series of racist tweets suggesting that Reps. Ilhan Omar of
Elijah Cummings says his constituents
are "scared" of Trump
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Posted by M2 7/21/2019 11:10:29 AM Post Reply
House Oversight Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) said on ABC's "This Week" that there's "no doubt" that President Trump is a racist, and that for the first time in his 37 years in public service, he has constituents telling him that they're "scared of their leader." CUMMINGS: "George, no matter where I go, what I'm hearing over and over again from my constituents is, "Please save our democracy. Please save our country." And you know something else they say, George? They say "I'm scared." I have never, in my total of 37 years in public service, ever heard a constituent say they were scared of their leader."
We Hear You: What American
Socialists Say They Want
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Posted by M2 7/21/2019 11:13:40 AM Post Reply
Dear Daily Signal: Anyone who wants to understand why American political life is so debased should consider what socialist influences have done to our public schools; that’s my response to Jarrett Stepman’s commentary (“I Went to a Socialism Conference. Here Are My 6 Observations).” The promises are relentlessly upbeat and even humanistic. The reality is always more decay, more mediocrity, more people prevented from reaching their potential. My thesis is that public schools are the political reality served up billboard-size. Everyone can understand if they bother to look. For example, public schools claim to teach reading, but we have 50 million functional illiterates. That’s socialism in action, also known as liberalism,
AOC: U.S. Must Have ‘Lifelong
Commitment’ to Migrant Children—
Healthcare Services for Life
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Posted by M2 7/23/2019 6:37:47 AM Post Reply
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said over the weekend that the United States government must have a “lifelong commitment” to illegal immigrant migrants separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border and provide “mental healthcare services” to them “for the rest of their lives.” Speaking at a town hall event in Queens, New York, Ocasio-Cortez, who has referred to migrant detention centers as “concentration camps,” reportedly argued that the U.S. government must make a “lifelong commitment” to migrant children because “even if you separate a kid from their parents for two days, you have already created life-long lasting trauma.”
Tlaib: Let’s Take Money from Rich,
Give It ‘Back to the People that Earned It’
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Posted by M2 7/23/2019 6:40:13 AM Post Reply
Far-left “Squad” member Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) spoke at the NAACP convention over the weekend and railed against the GOP tax cuts in a pitch for her anti-poverty BOOST Act, promising to take money from the rich and give it “back to the people that earned it.” Tlaib introduced her anti-poverty legislation – the Building Our Opportunities to Survive and Thrive (BOOST) Act – last month and spoke about it at the NAACP convention over the weekend. The proposal offers a guaranteed income – up to $6,000 per year – to families and individuals under certain financial thresholds via a “refundable tax credit that can be paid monthly.”
Poll: Moderate Democrats Turned Off by
Party’s 2020 Open Borders Agenda
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Posted by M2 7/23/2019 6:42:52 AM Post Reply
The Democrat Party’s open borders, mass immigration platform for the upcoming 2020 presidential election is turning off moderate Democrat voters, a new poll reveals. For months now, Democrats running in the presidential primary have largely presented platforms promoting amnesty for all 11 to 22 million illegal aliens, free health care for illegal aliens, and the decriminalization of illegal immigration at the United States-Mexico border. This open borders agenda, spearheaded by a select group of white liberals in the party’s ranks, is causing a rift among Democrats. The latest NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist Poll finds that a plurality of 47 percent of moderate Democrat voters say providing free health care
DOJ warns Robert Mueller
not to veer from Russia
report's written conclusions
at Capitol Hill hearing
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Posted by M2 7/23/2019 6:48:23 AM Post Reply
The Justice Department Monday warned former special counsel Robert Mueller that his upcoming congressional testimony should not stray from the written conclusions outlined in the 448-page final report of the two-year investigation into Russian election interference. "Any testimony must remain within the boundaries of your public report because matters within the scope of your investigation were covered by executive privilege, including information protected by law enforcement...and presidential communications privileges," Associate Deputy Attorney General Bradley Weinsheimer wrote in a two-page letter to Mueller two days before his scheduled testimony before the House Judiciary and Intelligence committees.
Schiff: ‘We Don’t Recognize’
DOJ’s Limitation on Mueller Testimony
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Posted by M2 7/24/2019 6:20:50 AM Post Reply
While speaking to reporters on Tuesday, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) stated that he doesn’t recognize the Department of Justice’s limitation on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s testimony. Schiff said, “We don’t recognize that limitation at all, and what’s more, they don’t recognize that limitation. They say that it’s well-established DOJ policy that the prosecutor can’t talk about this, or the department doesn’t comment on people not indicted. Tell that to Bill Barr. If the attorney general ignores DOJ policy, then how does he have any right to ask Bob Mueller or anyone else to follow this policy, when it’s not a policy at all?”
2015 Rashida Tlaib on Donald Trump
After Travel Ban Rollout:
‘Deport This A**hole!’
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Posted by M2 7/24/2019 6:24:21 AM Post Reply
Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), in 2015, called for the deportation of then-presidential candidate Donald Trump. In response to Trump rolling out his travel ban idea in December 2015, a version of which he would later successfully implement as president despite legal challenges, Tlaib said on Twitter: “Deport this a55hole!” Trump, like Tlaib, is an American citizen, so deporting either would not be possible. But this tweet carries particular irony now, given Trump’s comments about Tlaib and her fellow members of the so-called “Squad”–Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA)–in recent weeks, where President Trump has said in tweets of his own that they should go back
EXCLUSIVE: Completed Section of
Trump’s New Wall Helping
Secure Border, Say Agents
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Posted by M2 7/24/2019 6:28:52 AM Post Reply
Border Patrol agents insist that completed new sections of border barriers are helping them to secure the border and making the agents safer in the process. This comes on the heels of media reports inaccurately asserting that no new barriers have been constructed during the Trump Administration. Border Patrol Agent Mike Matzke told Breitbart News, “New sections of Trump’s wall have been built and anyone claiming that a 30-foot barrier that replaced a 10-foot high sheet metal fence isn’t new barrier doesn’t know what they are talking about. The old legacy landing mat fence in our sector wasn’t effective and really bad people were jumping all day and night.”
Rep. Omar Berates Questioner
for Asking Her to Condemn
Female Genital Mutilation
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Posted by M2 7/24/2019 6:33:35 AM Post Reply
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) became agitated when asked at an event in D.C. this week if she and fellow Muslim congresswoman Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) would condemn female genital mutilation. She decried what she called “assumptions about what our value basis might be because of where we might come from, and who we pray to.” Awkwardly, the question came from Ani Zonneveld, president of Muslims for Progressive Values and also a featured speaker on the Muslim Caucus Collective for Equitable Democracy event, where the exchange took place. Zonneveld drew attention to a Detroit judge’s ruling last November that a 22-year-old federal law making female genital mutilation (FGM) a crime was unconstitutional.
Robert Mueller’s Most Misleading
Claim Was Ignorance of Fusion GPS
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Posted by M2 7/25/2019 6:28:13 AM Post Reply
A defining moment of today’s televised hearings came when former Special Counsel Robert Mueller claimed that he was “not familiar” with the controversial Fusion GPS firm. Fusion GPS, of course, was paid by Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign and the Democratic National Committee to produce the infamous Christopher Steele dossier that reportedly played a central role in sparking the FBI’s questionable Russia collusion probe involving the very claims that Mueller’s team was purportedly established to investigate. Unsubstantiated Fusion GPS charges were reportedly utilized as evidence in successful FISA applications to obtain successive warrants to conduct surveillance on Carter Page, a former adviser to President Trump’s 2016 campaign who was also a
Matt Drudge on ‘Dazed and Confused’
Mueller: ‘Drug Test Everyone in Washington!’
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Posted by M2 7/25/2019 6:31:31 AM Post Reply
Matt Drudge, an Internet pioneer who founded the Drudge Report, wrote that Robert Mueller appeared “dazed and confused” giving testimony before the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday morning (Tweet) He later tweeted that everyone in Washington, DC, should be drug-tested for going along with this testimony. “Drug test in Washington, everyone!” Drudge, the legendary news pioneer who only sounds off occasionally on social media, tweeted. Drudge is the latest to chime in on Mueller’s testimony among the punditry, with countless numbers of journalists and opinion leaders doubting Mueller’s ability to stand behind the contents of his report.
Bette Midler: ‘Trump Rapes Us All with Impunity’ replies
Posted by M2 7/25/2019 6:37:22 AM Post Reply
After the former special counsel Robert Mueller’s disastrous testimony before a House committee, Wednesday, actress Bette Midler jumped to Twitter to accuse President Donald Trump of “raping us all with impunity.” The extreme, left-wing actress also called the president a “cancer.” “Mr Trump rapes us all with impunity,” she wrote, adding, “Now he’s Pres he get big time immunity.” Midler concluded saying, “Mr Mueller’s a kind man. But he isn’t a blind man. And #Trump is a cancer on the community.”
Omar: Trump rally will be 'defining
moment in American history'
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Posted by M2 7/25/2019 8:58:30 AM Post Reply
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) in an op-ed piece published Thursday said a July rally in which Trump supporters chanted “send her back” in reference to her will be a “defining moment in American history.” In the op-ed published by the New York Times, the freshman lawmaker discusses Trump’s ongoing attacks against her and three other progressive minority congresswomen, Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), which led up to the chants at his rally last Wednesday. “The president’s rally will be a defining moment in American history. It reminds us of the grave stakes of the coming presidential election: that this fight is not merely about policy ideas;
Six takeaways from Mueller's
day before Congress
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Posted by M2 7/25/2019 9:01:02 AM Post Reply
Two things can be true about former special counsel Robert Mueller’s congressional testimony yesterday. It was damaging to President Trump, contradicting the president’s key claims and defenses about the Russia probe. And it all but closed the door on the likelihood of Democrats impeaching the president – given the congressional math. Here’s a fuller breakdown on our six takeaways from yesterday: Mueller contradicted Trump’s story on the Russia probe: “It is not a witch hunt,” Mueller said… “It was not a hoax.”… Russia’s intervention helped Trump’s campaign — not Hillary Clinton’s… Trump was NOT exonerated by the report… And “problematic is an understatement” is how Mueller described Trump’s use of the WikiLeaks
Fox News Anchor Contacted 70
House Dems To Appear On Her
Show After Mueller Hearing. No One Responded
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Posted by M2 7/25/2019 9:03:34 AM Post Reply
Fox News anchor Shannon Bream took to Twitter to challenge House Democrats, 70 of whom had already been contacted for an appearance on her 11 p.m. show. “Our amazing @FoxNewsNight staff – including @BrigidMaryMcD – has reached out to roughly 70 Dem offices to get a Member to join our show tonight,” Bream wrote. “Crickets. So, if you’re a House Dem and willing to talk about the Mueller hearing – let us know ASAP. See the rest of y’all at 11p!” (tweet) Mueller’s Wednesday appearance before the House Intelligence Committee did not live up to the expectations of many Democrats who appeared to be expecting fireworks or some new
Is Mueller Hearing This
Stuff for the First Time?
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Posted by M2 7/25/2019 9:33:09 AM Post Reply
RUSH: You know, I just saw something here, and… Ha! I’m not sure what I saw, but I’m gonna tell you what I think it is. Devin Nunes is just completing his opening statement after Schiff, little Pencil Neck, chairman of the Judiciary Committee. He’s finished his statement. Devin Nunes just concluded his. It was just perfection. (snip) Mueller was listening to Nunes with rapt attention. He was laser-like focused. But the facial expression was almost like of somebody hearing something for the first time, and I’m asking myself, “Can this possibly be true?” And I think it may be.
Melania Trump faces scrutiny
for tweeting about Christmas
during Mueller testimony
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Posted by M2 7/25/2019 10:03:31 AM Post Reply
First lady Melania Trump faced scrutiny on Wednesday for tweeting about Christmas while special counsel Robert Mueller was testifying in front of two House committees. "#Christmas planning has begun in the East Wing at the @WhiteHouse," Melania Trump tweeted. "I'm looking forward to sharing our final vision for this unique tradition in the coming months." Many questioned the timing of her tweet considering it came as Mueller was concluding his testimony in front of the House Judiciary Committee. He was testifying about the two-year long investigation that concluded that no member of the Trump campaign knowingly conspired with Russia to win the election.
Rachel Maddow Told Viewers
Yesterday Was A ‘Remarkable Day’
For Democrats; Then Reports A New Lie
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Posted by M2 7/25/2019 11:08:11 AM Post Reply
There is a reason why MSNBC host Rachel Maddow’s ratings have cratered so dramatically recently. Here’s what she told her viewers on Wednesday night about former special counsel Robert Mueller’s disastrous performance before House lawmakers. I will tell you, I was not quite sure what to expect from today’s testimony by Robert Mueller. If you had told me that today, we would get from Robert Mueller over the course of these seven hours such a blunt accounting from him…of who in the president’s campaign was compromised by Russia, and how, specifically how they were compromised by Russia, including the president. That’s certainly putting a positive spin on the day, isn’t it?
CNN Editor Resigns After History
of Antisemitism Resurfaces
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Posted by M2 7/26/2019 7:00:43 AM Post Reply
An editor at CNN has resigned after a series of antisemitic comments he made resurfaced on Thursday. (tweets) CNN’s statement accepting the resignation of the editor makes clear the editor had worked at CNN for some time, and had made the antisemitic statements back in 2011. The tweets from Mohammed Elshamy, a photo editor for CNN, first surfaced earlier on Thursday. They were until then still public on Elshamy’s Twitter account:
Bernie Sanders Campaign Accused
of Retaliating Against Staffers for Unionizing
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Posted by M2 7/26/2019 7:03:08 AM Post Reply
Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-VT) presidential campaign has been accused of retaliating against staffers for unionizing, as new details of the federal labor complaint made on July 19 continue to surface. An unnamed individual filed the complaint to the National Labor Relations Board on July 19 and alleged five potential violations, including retaliation, discipline, discharge, interrogation, and repudiation. Details of the complaint against the Bernie Sanders campaign have been scarce, but Bloomberg Law obtained a copy of the charge, which details the allegations further. While anyone can file a charge, the individual claims to be a staffer, who accused the Sanders campaign of retaliating after he or she “organized the bargaining unit.”
Jesuit Magazine Makes
‘Catholic Case for Communism’
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Posted by M2 7/26/2019 7:05:27 AM Post Reply
The Jesuit flagship publication in the United States, America magazine, has published an article defending Marxism and comparing the murderous, atheist ideology to Christianity. In “The Catholic Case for Communism,” America writer Dean Dettloff says that the militant atheism of Marxist politics is “understandable” because “Christianity has so often been a force allied to the ruling powers that exploit the poor.” As a number of prospective presidential candidates from the Democrat party are openly donning the mantle of socialism, America took the issue one step further, suggesting that the negative reaction to “Bernie Sanders’s inspiring 2016 primary bid and the electoral success of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and
Hollywood Demands Impeachment
After Mueller Testimony:
‘No More F*cking Around’
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Posted by M2 7/26/2019 7:09:39 AM Post Reply
The Hollywood left called on Democrats in Congress to impeach President Donald Trump after former special counsel Robert Mueller testified before Congress on Wednesday. It is imperative: Congress must start an Impeachment Inquiry. This President colluded with a foreign enemy power to undermine our Democracy,” said director Rob Reiner, who regularly demands Democrats to begin impeachment proceedings against Trump. “Then Obstructed Justice to cover that up. Period. Speaker Pelosi, with all due respect, NO MORE F+CKING AROUND!”
Religious, constitutional illiteracy
persistent in U.S.
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Posted by M2 7/26/2019 10:53:43 AM Post Reply
I'm mortified. I just took the 15-question multiple-choice quiz on religious knowledge that Pew included in its new survey of Americans' religious knowledge...and I got one of them wrong. Which one, you're asking? It was: "Which of the following is one of Buddhism's four 'noble truths'?" I chose "the truth that every living being has an immortal soul" instead of "the truth of suffering." OK, so I got 14 of them right, and when I look at the full 32-question survey, I figure I'd score a 31. But I teach religion, for crying out loud, and I fit into all the right categories besides.
Rand Paul: Maybe Ilhan Omar Would
‘Appreciate America More’ if She Visited Somalia
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Posted by M2 7/27/2019 7:12:07 AM Post Reply
Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) told Breitbart News on Wednesday that maybe if Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN) visited Somalia, “she might come back and appreciate America more.” The senator was responding to a question on why he defended President Donald Trump over his recent tweets that had sparked outrage among many on the left. “I’ve met people who have come here from behind the Iron Curtain,”Paul said. “They got away from communism, they’re some of the best Americans we have, because they really appreciate how great our country is, and then I hear Representative Omar say America is a terrible place.” “Well, she came here and we fed her, we clothed her,
Gallup: 40% of Americans
Believe in Creationism
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Posted by M2 7/27/2019 7:17:11 AM Post Reply
A survey released today shows that 40% of American adults believe in creationism, that "God created them in their present form within roughly the past 10,000 years," reported Gallup. For comparison, only 22% of adults believe mankind developed over millions of years from less advanced forms of life and that God had no part in the process. On a related note, the survey found that 33% believe human beings developed from simple life forms with God's help over millions of years.
$250 million Sandmann lawsuit
against Washington Post dismissed
by federal judge
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Posted by M2 7/27/2019 11:37:47 AM Post Reply
The $250 million lawsuit filed by Nick Sandmann against the Washington Post has been dismissed by a federal judge. William Bertelsman, who heard oral arguments in the case earlier this month, issued the ruling Friday. Nick and his attorneys, Todd McMurtry and L. Lin Wood, alleged that the gist of The Washington Post's first article conveyed that Nick had assaulted or physically intimidated Nathan Phillips, engaged in racist conduct, and engaged in taunts. But, Bertelsman wrote, "this is not supported by the plain language in the article, which states none of these things." Bertelsman accepted Nick's assertion that he was only standing motionless across from Phillips, without ill intent. But the Eastern District of
After Elijah Cummings Attack,
Donald Trump Taunts Nancy Pelosi
and ‘Failing’ San Francisco
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Posted by M2 7/28/2019 8:58:04 AM Post Reply
President Donald Trump shifted his attacks Sunday from Rep. Elijah Cummings for failing Baltimore to Speaker Nancy Pelosi for failing San Francisco. “Speaking of failing badly, has anyone seen what is happening to Nancy Pelosi’s district in San Francisco.” Trump wrote on Twitter. “It is not even recognizable lately. Something must be done before it is too late.” Enraged Democrats on Saturday condemned Trump’s criticism of Cummings as “racist” after the president described Cummings’ district in Baltimore as a “disgusting, rat and rodent-infested mess.” “Rep Cummings is a champion in the Congress and the country for civil rights and economic justice, a beloved leader in Baltimore, and deeply valued
NAACP: Impeach ‘Occupant’ of WH
for ‘Vile Racist Attack’ on Cummings
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Posted by M2 7/28/2019 9:00:13 AM Post Reply
The Chairman of the NAACP board of directors on Saturday said President Donald Trump should be impeached for his “vile racist attack” on Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) and the “despicable” attacks on Baltimore. Leon W. Russell, the chairman, also accused Trump of running a “criminal enterprise” and turning the White House into a “racist cesspool.” “Today is the absolute low point in an otherwise abysmal Presidential Administration. The vile racist attack on Congressman Elijah Cummings and the City of Baltimore is despicable. The White House is the seat of a criminal enterprise and a racist cesspool,” Russell said. “Given the racist and criminal nature of the occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue,
12 Injured, at Least 3 Killed
at Garlic Festival Shooting
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Posted by M2 7/29/2019 6:48:36 AM Post Reply
Reports of an active shooter at a garlic festival in gun-controlled California are being investigated, with reports of casualties but no precise numbers. Update: Gilroy City Councilmember Dion Bracco told ABC 7 that a suspect is in custody after the Garlic Festival shooting. He also noted that at least three people were killed and 12 were injured in the attack. NBC Bay Area reports that police responded to reports of an active shooter at the Gilroy, California, festival. They report that “Ambulance crews were told 11 people were down,” but other news outlets have not reported any injuries. Reuters quoted the NBC Bay Area report to say 11 were reported down,
Tlaib on Trump’s Cummings Attacks:
‘Our President Has a Hate Agenda’
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Posted by M2 7/29/2019 6:55:00 AM Post Reply
unday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) reacted to President Donald Trump’s attacks on Rep Elijah Cummings (D-MD) and Baltimore. Tlaib said, “He continues to say things about American cities across this country. Look, our president has a hate agenda. He doesn’t have a policy agenda, and that is what he falls down on. Right now as people are in my district every single day I talk to folks losing jobs, not getting paid what they need, they’re working three or four jobs just to make ends meet. So many folks at the front line are really suffering. And they want somebody that is going to follow
Democrats Melt Down over
Trump’s Criticism of Cummings:
‘Disgusting and Racist’
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Posted by M2 7/29/2019 6:57:42 AM Post Reply

Democrats flicked the switch to hyperbolic outrage Sunday as they struggled to outdo each other in condemning President Trump for calling Rep. Elijah Cummings a “brutal bully” to border patrol officials and suggesting he should help fix the city of Baltimore. Trump added the congressman’s district should be investigated for all of the federal money invested there despite its being a “corrupt mess.” First off was Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT on CNN’s “State of the Union” who said:

PBS Aired ‘Rat Film’ Documentary
About Baltimore’s Rodent Problem in 2018
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Posted by M2 7/29/2019 8:26:49 AM Post Reply
More than a year before Donald Trump criticized Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) in a tweet on Saturday for ignoring his Baltimore district’s “disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess,” PBS aired a documentary titled Rat Film about the city’s rodent problem. The Baltimore Sun reported on February 26, 2018, that the documentary “about Baltimore’s rodent fight” was scheduled “to air on PBS” that evening: Across walls, fences, and alleys rats not only expose our boundaries of separation but make homes in them. “Rat Film” is a feature-length documentary that uses the rat—as well as the humans that love them, live with them, and kill them–to explore the history of Baltimore.
Sen. Rand Paul offers Rep. Ilhan Omar
a trip back to Somalia to
'appreciate America more'
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Posted by M2 7/29/2019 8:59:09 AM Post Reply
Republican Sen. Rand Paul is offering to buy Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar a plane ticket to visit her home country of Somalia to learn to be more grateful for living in the United States. Omar is one of four congresswomen — known as "The Squad" — who President Donald Trump told to “go back" to their ancestors' countries instead of criticizing U.S. policies. A few days later, Trump held a campaign rally in North Carolina where the crowd chanted "send her back" when the president spoke of Omar, a Somalian refugee who came to the U.S. as a child. Trump condemned the chant when later asked by reporters
Suburban women recoil as
Trump dives into racial politics
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Posted by M2 7/30/2019 6:35:43 AM Post Reply
Carol Evans approves of Donald Trump’s immigration policy. She gives him credit for the strong economy. But the Republican from the affluent Milwaukee suburbs of Waukesha County, a GOP bedrock in the state, just can’t commit to voting for the president next year like she did in 2016. “I just don’t like the way he talks about other people,” Evans, a 79-year-old retired data entry supervisor, said recently as she walked through a shopping mall in Brookfield, Wisconsin, days after Trump fired off a racist tweet at Democratic congresswomen. The president’s recent return to racial politics may be aimed at rallying his base of white working-class voters across rural America.
Virginia’s Black Lawmakers to
Boycott Trump at Jamestown Ceremony
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Posted by M2 7/30/2019 8:53:32 AM Post Reply
African-American state lawmakers from Virginia will boycott President Trump’s scheduled speech in Jamestown on Tuesday at a ceremony to commemorate the 400th anniversary of representative democracy in the Western Hemisphere, citing the president’s inflammatory comments about critics of color. The Virginia Legislative Black Caucus, which represents members of the House of Delegates and State Senate, said in a statement that its members cannot “in good conscience sit silently” as a president who has promoted racial divisions is given such a prominent platform. Mr. Trump is due to fly to Virginia and speak at the Jamestown Settlement Museum at 11:15 a.m.
Anti-Tech Wave Grows with New
Justice Department Antitrust Efforts
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Posted by M2 7/30/2019 8:57:06 AM Post Reply
The U.S. is moving against big tech in a big way. Last week, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a broad antitrust investigation into whether unnamed technology companies have engaged in anti-competitive activities. This is in addition to DOJ's joint antitrust efforts with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC); DOJ is tackling Apple and Google, while the FTC has Amazon and Facebook. The FTC formed a separate task force to monitor competition in the technology industry earlier this year. Oh yeah, and the House Judiciary Committee is sniffing around for Silicon Valley shenanigans, too. So far, the DOJ has not named names. Since "search, social media, and some retail services online"
Hyped-Up Fake Meat Product
Finds Stock Tanking
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Posted by M2 7/30/2019 9:15:19 AM Post Reply
“Beyond Meat” is a newly marketed meat substitute that is all the rage. Everywhere you turn, there’s a story hyping up this unnatural, processed product meant to replace good old American meat. One iteration of the fake meat product, the “impossible burger,” is even available in fast food form at Burger King in an “Impossible Whopper.” Self Magazine tells you that this item is convincing meat eaters to eat plant burgers (not this meat eater.) CNN comforts you with the news that the “impossible burger” shortage is over. The company has numerous high-profile partnerships including Dunkin’ Donuts, Tim Hortons, Blue Apron, TGIFs and Del Taco. What a success, right?
Sen. Ted Cruz jeered at LAX
with 'free the children' chants
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Posted by M2 7/30/2019 9:18:14 AM Post Reply
Sen. Ted Cruz was ridiculed by a crowd of travelers at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Sunday chanting “free the children,” referencing migrant detention facilities. He attempted to smile and laugh it off as the crowd chanted “Americans will not be silenced” and “free the children” while he was waiting for his luggage. At one point he attempted to take a photo with a woman, but a protester jumped in between them in the camera, continuing the chant. Mr. Cruz was eventually moved to a private area. The Texas Republican has been a staunch advocate for President Trump’s border policies, which has resulted in a higher amount of migrants, including children, being detained.
Exclusive–GOP’s House Campaign Arm
Launches National Ad Highlighting
Socialists Burglarizing America
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Posted by M2 7/30/2019 9:20:30 AM Post Reply
House Republicans have launched a national ad campaign that includes several district-specific targets during the August recess depicting Democrat socialists burglarizing America’s homes – an effort by the GOP to expose H.R. 1, a bill that would take Americans’ money away and use it for Democrat campaigns. The ad campaign also represents a kickoff of sorts for Republican efforts to retake the House majority since losing it in the 2018 midterm elections, representing a sustained push by national Republicans to bring the heat on the Democrat Party as a whole and specific vulnerable Democrat members. “It’s clear the 2020 election will be a choice between two futures:
Tour de France Winner Hugs Family
and Makes Sign of the Cross After Big Win
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Posted by M2 7/30/2019 9:31:58 AM Post Reply
After he finished the final leg of the Tour de France on Sunday, and winning the celebrated bicycle race, Egan Bernal, a Columbian, slowly hugged his younger brother, held his face, and then the two of them made the sign of the cross, a traditional Catholic gesture that shows one is a Christian and thankful to God for His blessings. Bernal then did the same with his mother, who was standing there. Bernal, 22, is the youngest cyclist in 110 years to win the Tour de France. He is also the first Latin American to ever win the race. Bernal's mother is Flor Gomez, his younger brother is Ronald Bernal,
Human-animal hybrids to be
developed in Japan after ban controversially lifted
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Posted by M2 7/30/2019 3:11:04 PM Post Reply
Human-animal hybrids are to be developed in embryo form in Japan after the government approved controversial stem-cell research. Human cells will be grown in rat and mouse embryos, then brought to term in a surrogate animal, as part of experiments set to be carried out at the University of Tokyo. Supporters say the work – led by renowned geneticist Hiromitsu Nakauchi – could be a vital first step towards eventually growing organs that can then be transplanted into people in need.
5th Republican in a week
decides to quit Congress
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Posted by M2 7/31/2019 9:40:33 AM Post Reply
Rep. Mike Conaway (R-TX) is holding a press conference Wednesday where he is expected to announce he will not seek reelection in 2020, according to Politico, making him the fifth House Republican in a week — and the second from Texas — to bail on running in 2020. Conaway, who represents a relatively reliable Republican district that includes Midland, is currently serving his eighth term. He's the top Republican on the House Agriculture Committee and previously served on the House Intelligence Committee. Conaway ended his career as a staunch Trump loyalist, voting the way Trump wanted 99% of the time, according to FiveThirtyEight. House Republicans seem to be
Trump says he'll cut budget in
second term after military is rebuilt
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Posted by M2 7/31/2019 9:43:25 AM Post Reply
President Trump said Wednesday that he wants to cut spending in his second term because the military “is very close to being totally rebuilt.” In an interview with C-SPAN political editor Steve Scully, Mr. Trump suggested he’ll take a more aggressive approach to the budget if he’s reelected next year. “I think getting costs — now that the military is very close to being totally rebuilt — I think costs are going to be a big factor,” Mr. Trump said. The Senate is set to vote Wednesday on a two-year budget deal, negotiated by the administration, that raises spending about $320 billion above caps set in 2011. It also
Washington National Cathedral condemns
Trump's rhetoric as 'dangerous'
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Posted by M2 7/31/2019 10:17:32 AM Post Reply
Leadership at the Washington National Cathedral released a statement Tuesday criticizing President Trump’s rhetoric after he attacked House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman Rep. Elijah E. Cummings and the “Squad” of four congresswomen of color. In a rare political statement from the church, leaders said Mr. Trump’s “dangerous” diction is being seen as a white supremacist “call to action,” adding that “violent words lead to violent actions.” “As faith leaders who serve at Washington National Cathedral — the sacred space where America gathers at moments of national significance — we feel compelled to ask: After two years of President Trump’s words and actions, when will Americans have enough?” they said.
‘Witches’ for Marianne Williamson
Launch ‘Occult Task Force’
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Posted by M2 8/1/2019 6:51:25 AM Post Reply
A group of supporters of 2020 White House hopeful and Marianne Williamson has put together an “occult task force” in support of the spiritual guru; however, her campaign is none too pleased about the move. In an interview with the Washington Post, the anonymous individual heading up the “task force” told the Jeff-Bezos owned newspaper that 13 witches, chaos magicians, and energy workers performed “gestures” in an effort to get Williamson more speaking time during Tuesday’s Democrat presidential primary debate in Detriot, Michigan.
Prince Harry Says People ‘Don’t
Understand’ Their ‘Unconscious’ Racism
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Posted by M2 8/1/2019 6:54:34 AM Post Reply
Progressive Prince Harry has said that people expressing “racist” behaviour do so because of their upbringing, but may not know they are acting in a racist way because they “don’t understand” their “unconscious biases”. The Duke of Sussex made the comments whilst he was interviewing famed anthropologist Dr Jane Goodall for September’s issue of Vogue magazine, which is being guest-edited by his wife, American former TV actress Meghan Markle. Speaking of the “stigma” which is “handed down from generation to generation”, Prince Harry said that “unconscious bias” is “something which so many people don’t understand”.
Jeff Daniels to Stephen Colbert:
America Needs Someone Who Can
Punch Trump in the Face
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Posted by M2 8/1/2019 6:57:43 AM Post Reply
Actor Jeff Daniels appeared on The Late Show Tuesday evening and said that President Donald Trump’s challenger needs to be somebody who can “punch him in the face.” Daniels, who stars as Atticus Finch in Broadway’s To Kill A Mockingbird, said America needs to “do better” and expressed hope that President Trump’s challenger will be someone who can “punch him in the face.” “You know, I — whittle it down, but we need somebody that can take this guy on, that can punch him in the face,” he said. Colbert sparked Daniels’ answer after talking about the play and how it is “about different people in the
Jewish Democrat: GOP Only Opposes
Antisemitism to Get Money from Jews
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Posted by M2 8/1/2019 7:00:51 AM Post Reply
Republican opposition to antisemitism is a political ploy to glean money from Jewish donors, said Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-MI) at a “Jewish Democratic summer conference.” Audio of her remarks was captured and published at the Washington Free Beacon: There has been a lot of discussion for the past 9 months or so, 8 months, about, anti-Semitism. We have, what I believe is a full-on attempt by the Republican Party to grab a different community and bring them into the fold, and I will just be very honest, right, they are not looking for our votes, because we are a relatively small community, they are looking for our donors, right?
Michael Moore urges Michelle
Obama to run against Trump
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Posted by M2 8/1/2019 10:43:27 AM Post Reply
Filmmaker Michael Moore said in a new interview that there is only one candidate up to the challenge to “crush” President Trump in 2020, “and her last name rhymes with Obama.” “In fact, it is Obama — Michelle Obama,” Moore said on MSNBC. “Everybody watching this right now knows she is a beloved American and she would go in there and she would beat him.” Moore said it is not enough to have a Democratic candidate who will defeat Trump, noting that his 2016 Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, won 3 million more votes nationwide. “The only way to remove trump is to crush Trump. And that’s the question
Sen. Thune: Dems Using ‘Religious Test’
to Stop People of Faith
from Serving in Office
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Posted by M2 8/1/2019 10:52:14 AM Post Reply
In remarks given to the Senate on Thursday about the confirmation of candidates for federal judgeships, Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) said some Democrats are using a "religious test" to try to prevent people, especially faithful Catholics, from serving in public office. “Mr. President, as I said earlier, we confirmed two excellent judicial nominees this week, unfortunately, one ran into some Democrat opposition during the confirmation process because he was Catholic,” said Thune on Thursday. “That’s right. Apparently the fact that he takes his faith seriously enough.”
Biden: Drug Companies Will Have to
‘Come to Us’ and ‘We Will Set the Price’
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Posted by M2 8/1/2019 10:56:48 AM Post Reply
Companies that develop drugs will have to go to the Health and Human Services Department (HHS) to be told what they’ll be allowed to charge for their products if Joe Biden is elected president, the former vice president declared Wednesday during the Democrat presidential debate. Biden made the claim while defending his health care plan against the charge that it would not cover everyone in America, adding that his administration would also dictate any price increases:
Gillibrand Would Explain to
White Suburban Women 'What
White Privilege Actually Is'
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Posted by M2 8/1/2019 10:58:36 AM Post Reply
"What would you do for Baltimore and other cities that need help?" several Democrats were asked at Wednesday's CNN-hosted debate. When her turn came to answer that question, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) invoked her own "white privilege." So I don't believe that it's the responsibility of Cory and Kamala to be the only voice that takes on these issues of institutional racism, systemic racism in our country. I think as a white woman of privilege, who is a U.S. senator, running for president of the United States, it is also my responsibility to lift up those voices that aren't being listened to.
Warner calls on Trump to order
review of Jared and Ivanka's
security clearances
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Posted by M2 8/1/2019 11:19:31 AM Post Reply
Sen. Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, wants President Trump to order a review of White House security clearance procedures. The senator from Virginia wrote to Trump Thursday and urged him to green-light a review, sighting reports of flawed procedures that have permitted those without full clearances to have access to classified materials. “We believe a new review is necessary to address the allegations that have been raised and, if necessary, implement corrective action,” Warner said. “Without such a review, it will be incumbent upon Congress to take a more direct role in overseeing and legislating on EOP security clearances to protect national security.”
Graham immigration bill disrupts
Senate Judiciary Committee
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Posted by M2 8/1/2019 11:22:34 AM Post Reply
The Senate Judiciary Committee is engaged in a heated battle over immigration policy as chairman Lindsey Graham threatens to upend the rules to advance a detention bill that Democrats oppose. It’s one last battle, being led Thursday by a top ally of President Donald Trump, before senators break for a long August recess and the start of 2020 campaigning. Graham gaveled open the hearing saying he wasn’t going to wait any longer. He says he failed to reach a compromise with Democrats over detention policies for children at the border. The South Carolina Republican, who faces his own re-election race alongside Trump
Trump Rips California Democrats For
Destroying San Francisco, Los Angeles
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Posted by M2 8/2/2019 6:49:24 AM Post Reply
President Donald Trump addressed a large rally crowd in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Thursday evening, telling them that Democrats had mis-governed many big cities — especially in California. Trump said: The conditions in Nancy Pelosi’s once-great city of San Francisco are deplorable. [Crowd boos] They’re deplorable. Do you remember the word “deplorable”? Crowd: Yeah! Do you remember when Hillary used the word “deplorable” — she used two words. She used “deplorable” and “irredeemable.” And only being a politician for a few years. I said, “What a terrible mistake that she used the word “irredeemable.” But it turned out to be “deplorable.” “Deplorable” was not a good day for Hillary.
Joe Biden Dodges on Obama’s Deportations:
Those Conversations Were Private
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Posted by M2 8/2/2019 6:52:33 AM Post Reply
Former Vice President Joe Biden dodged questions from debate challenger Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York City on deportations during the second day of CNN’s Democrat debates on Wednesday, saying those conversations were private. The two were debating comprehensive immigration reform when De Blasio was seeking answers from the former vice president on the issue of deportations under the Obama administration. “You were vice president of the United States. I didn’t hear whether you tried to stop them or not, using your power, your influence in the White House. Do you think it was a good idea, or do you think it was
You First, Dude replies
Posted by M2 8/2/2019 10:00:10 AM Post Reply
It has recently come to my attention that there is a movement, or a school of thought, that says: Western classical music is bad — because it is racist, hegemonic, and so forth. This is apparently a going concern, including among professors of musicology! Someone sent me an article headed “It’s Time to Let Classical Music Die” (here). I have two answers: “No.” And “You first.” COMMENTS P.S. I often quote Charles Rosen, the late scholar-pianist, who said, “The death of classical music is perhaps the oldest tradition of classical music” — because, in every generation, people say, “This is it. Classical music is no more.” But it endures
A Fraternity Member Who Had
"A Fascination With Death" Allegedly
Encouraged Five People To Kill Themselves
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Posted by M2 8/2/2019 10:02:27 AM Post Reply
A lawsuit alleges a former fraternity member at Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri, had a “fascination with death” and successfully encouraged five people to kill themselves within a year. The parents of two of the dead men — Alex Mullins, 21, and Joshua Thomas, 18 — are suing Brandon Grossheim for providing “step-by-step” directions for how to carry out the suicides. The 22-year-old was also one of the last people to see each of them alive and was found near their bodies after their deaths, the parents claim. The lawsuit, based on police investigation reports, says that Grossheim told people he saw himself as a “superhero” who gravitated toward
Twitter Mocks Ilhan Omar for Ghana
Photo Op With Pelosi After
Trump's 'Go Back' Comments
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Posted by M2 8/2/2019 10:06:32 AM Post Reply
US President Donald Trump caused much uproar last month by urging a handful of Democratic Congresswomen to "go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places which they came from". Freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) took aim at US President Donald Trump on Thursday by sharing a photo of herself and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in Ghana, having captioned it, "They said 'send her back' but Speaker Pelosi didn't just make arrangement to send me back, she went back with me".
Andrew Yang: 'I was just telling it
like it is' on climate change
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Posted by M2 8/2/2019 10:14:34 AM Post Reply
Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang on Thursday said he was just “telling it like it is” when he suggested at Wednesday’s debate that it was way too late to solve the climate crisis and that people should start looking for higher ground. “My campaign is built around telling it like it is,” he said on CNN. “I wish I could, say, ‘hey, if we get our [act] together, were going to reverse climate change, everything is going to be as it is for us, for our kids,’ but that’s not what the science is saying.” Mr. Yang had said at Wednesday’s debate that “we are 10 years too late.”
Michelle Obama says there’s ‘zero
chance’ she’ll run for president
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Posted by M2 8/2/2019 10:51:47 AM Post Reply
Michelle Obama is still resistant to calls for her launch a 2020 bid for president. The former first lady told Amtrak magazine the National there is “zero chance” she will challenge President Trump for the White House, saying there are plenty of other ways she can improve the country without being president. “There are so many ways to improve this country and build a better world, and I keep doing plenty of them, from working with young people to helping families lead healthier lives. But sitting behind the desk in the Oval Office will never be one of them. It’s just not for me,” she said. Obama has long been
Ken Starr: IG Report Will Show How
Trump Probe Began And The "House Of
Cards" Will Collapse
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Posted by M2 8/2/2019 10:56:25 AM Post Reply
Former Independent Counsel Ken Starr predicts that DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz and his report will show that there was no Russian collusion or conspiracy. KEN STARR: I think what comes next is the revelation of truth, how it all began. So much of this is going, Bill, to how did this get started? Let's go to Genesis, chapter one. And that again is what leads us right back to Michael Horowitz and his report. And I think where it will lead us -- and this is a predictive judgment and I may be proven wrong -- is that the entire house of cards collapsed. There was no Russian collusion.
White House: US to sell more of its
‘great beef’ to EU
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Posted by M2 8/2/2019 11:03:56 AM Post Reply
The White House’s top economic adviser says the U.S. will be selling more beef to the European Union. President Donald Trump is set to make the announcement Friday afternoon at the White House. Kudlow tells reporters that “America has great beef” and “we get to sell more.” The announcement comes the day after Trump increased pressure on China to reach a trade deal by saying he will impose 10% tariffs Sept. 1 on the remaining $300 billion in Chinese imports he hasn’t already taxed. The European Commission announced in June that it had reached an agreement with the U.S. to allow more hormone-free U.S. beef onto the European market. The agreement could end
Chick-fil-A Tops Poll as
America’s Favorite
Fast Food Restaurant
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Posted by M2 8/3/2019 6:52:16 AM Post Reply
Chick-fil-A has topped an annual nationwide poll as America’s favorite fast food restaurant, surpassing In-N-Out Burger. Market Force, a customer satisfaction company, released its annual look at “America’s favorite” fast food chains this week, polling more than 7,600 consumers about their favorite fast foods. Chick-fil-A received the highest overall score across all categories of restaurants, with a 79 percent “loyalty rating,” placing it above In-N-Out, which was No. 1 last year. In-N-Out still holds the top spot as America’s favorite burger chain, with a 73 percent customer satisfaction rating. Chipotle was No. 1 among Mexican chains, while Jersey Mike’s topped the list of sandwich shops. This year, Chick-fil-A became the
Two Far-Left Progressives Qualify for
Runoff Election in Nashville Mayoral Race
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Posted by M2 8/3/2019 6:54:27 AM Post Reply
Metro Councilman At-Large John Cooper won 35 percent of the votes in Thursday’s Nashville mayoral election, significantly shy of the 50 percent he needed to win the election outright, but setting him up for a September 12 runoff election with incumbent Mayor David Briley, who finished in second place with 25 percent of the vote. Former Vanderbilt professor Carol Swain, a conservative, finished in third place with 22 percent of the vote, missing the runoff by finishing three points behind Briley. Cooper’s brother, Rep. Jim Cooper (D-TN), has represented Nashville in the U.S. House of Representatives since 2003.
Defying U.S. Sanctions, Countries Have
Taken Oil From 12 Iranian Tankers
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Posted by M2 8/3/2019 7:07:30 AM Post Reply
China and other countries are receiving oil shipments from a larger number of Iranian tankers than had been previously known, defying sanctions imposed by the United States to choke off Tehran’s main source of income, an investigation by The New York Times has found. At least 12 Iranian tankers have loaded and delivered oil across Asia and the Mediterranean since May 2. Countries that take the oil risk economic penalties from the United States.
Candace Owens Tells “Good-for-Nothing,
‘He’s a Racist,’ Democrat-plantation
Celebrities” to “Shut Up”
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Posted by M2 8/3/2019 7:26:56 AM Post Reply
Race-baiting celebrities should shut up for at least a week, black conservative commentator and Blexit leader Candace Owens said on Friday. Replying to a tweet by President Donald Trump annoucing that rapper ASAP Rocky has been released from a Swedish prison and is on his way home to the U.S., Owens lashed out at liberal celebrities who call Trump a racist: “To every single one of you good-for-nothing, “he’s a racist”, Democrat-plantation celebrities...shut up. “I want silence from every single one of you for at least a week.”
GOP anxiety spikes after retirements,
Democratic gains in Texas
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Posted by M2 8/3/2019 10:20:01 AM Post Reply
Republicans have long idealized Texas as a deep-red frontier state, home to rural conservatives who love President Donald Trump. But political turbulence in the sprawling suburbs and fast-growing cities are turning the Lone Star State into a possible 2020 battleground. "The president's reelection campaign needs to take Texas seriously," Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said in an interview. He added that while he remains optimistic about the GOP's chances, it is "by no means a given" that Trump will carry Texas - and win its 38 electoral votes - next year or that Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, will be reelected. For a state that once elevated the Bush family and was forged into
Joe Biden Vows to ‘Beat the NRA’
Following El Paso Shooting
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Posted by M2 8/4/2019 7:35:57 AM Post Reply
Former Vice President Joe Biden (D) vowed to take on the National Rifle Association (NRA) following the deadly shooting in El Paso Saturday, telling a crowd of supporters that he has beaten it before and intends to do so again. Police responded to reports of a gunman opening fire at an El Paso Walmart Saturday morning. While numbers have been fluctuating, El Paso Police Chief Greg Allen told reporters that there are at least 20 casualties and 26 injuries. The suspect is in police custody, and a motive is not yet known. As Breitbart News reported: Chief Allen referenced a manifesto that is
Pete Buttigieg on El Paso Shooting:
America ‘Under Attack’ from
‘White Nationalist Terrorism’
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Posted by M2 8/4/2019 7:39:09 AM Post Reply
Pete Buttigieg, 2020 White House hopeful and South Bend, Indiana, mayor on Saturday reacted to the deadly shooting at an El Paso, Texas Walmart, claiming the United States is “under attack” from “homegrown, white nationalist terrorism.” “America is under attack from homegrown, white nationalist terrorism,” Buttigieg said in his opening statement before the AFSCME 2020 Public Service Forum in Las Vegas. “We have to talk and act about two things in this country: first of all, we are the only country in the world with more guns than people. It has not made us safer. We can respect the Second Amendment
Hollywood Blames Trump for
El Paso Shooting: ‘The President of the
United States Bears Responsibility’
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Posted by M2 8/4/2019 7:41:45 AM Post Reply
Some of Hollywood’s most politically active and vocal figures reacted to the mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, on Saturday by blaming Republicans and President Donald Trump and calling on Congress to pass more laws restricting the Second Amendment right of law-abiding gun owners. “I’m sick of: ‘my thoughts and prayers’ they do nothing to stop the slaughter of innocent Americans at work and play. We need to have gun control now!! Not one more life should be lost to senseless preventable gun shootings!” actor John Leguizamo said. “I blame trump! His hate speech is triggering all this violence against Latinx in America! Shameful and horrorful!” the John Wick actor later added.
Cotton: 'The Democrats have
truly lost their mind'
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Posted by M2 8/4/2019 7:57:27 AM Post Reply
Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) said the Democratic presidential primary contenders have “lost their mind” with a slate of progressive policies. “We are going into a highly consequential election. The Democrats have truly lost their mind,” Cotton said on John Catsimatidis’ radio show Sunday. Cotton was responding to this week’s presidential primary debates in which the contenders discussed several policies including implementing health care systems that would eliminate private coverage, abolishing the death penalty and decriminalizing unauthorized border crossings. “This is truly … an election about whether America will be a socialist nation. I don’t think Americans want to be a socialist nation. But it will be incumbent upon all
Trump's economy is booming—
repealing tariffs will boost it even more
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Posted by M2 8/4/2019 8:02:50 AM Post Reply
You have probably heard the saying “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” That saying could be applied to our economy right now. In this regard, it seems that President Trump can do almost no wrong, with the Dow and S&P 500 hitting all-time highs in July, job growth continuing to exceed expectations, and unemployment at a 50-year low. The catalyst for this booming economy can be found in the president’s regulation slashing early in his presidency and his signing of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which put more money back in the hands of American companies and families.
Facebook hit with new questions
over Cambridge Analytica
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Posted by M2 8/4/2019 8:12:00 AM Post Reply
Facebook is facing new questions over its handling of the Cambridge Analytica debacle even after a record settlement with the FTC ended a year-long investigation by regulators into the matter. Facebook has maintained that it first became aware of Cambridge Analytica's illegal harvesting of user data in December of 2015, when The Guardian first reported it. But internal emails from Facebook employees, first described in a lawsuit from the attorney general for Washington, D.C. in March, show that Cambridge Analytica had been flagged within the company as early as September 2015 over suspicions that it had been “scraping” Facebook data in violation of the platform’s policies.
Cummings invites Trump to visit Baltimore replies
Posted by M2 8/4/2019 10:17:28 AM Post Reply
House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings reportedly invited President Trump to visit Baltimore amid ongoing fallout over Trump’s criticism of the Maryland Democrat and his characterization of Cummings’s hometown. “We are a great community,” Cummings said Saturday at the opening of a new public park in what had previously been a vacant lot, according to The Associated Press. “Come to Baltimore. Do not just criticize us, but come to Baltimore and I promise you, you will be welcomed,” he added. Cummings did not initially mention Trump by name in his remarks, but when asked by reporters if his invitation extended to the president, he responded,
'This Is a Sickness.' 2020 Democratic
Candidates Point to NRA in Wake of Mass
Shootings
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Posted by M2 8/4/2019 10:20:52 AM Post Reply
Democratic presidential candidates expressed outrage Saturday that mass shootings have become chillingly common nationwide and blamed the National Rifle Association and its congressional allies after a gunman opened fire at a shopping area near the Texas-Mexico border. “It’s not just today, it has happened several times this week. It’s happened here in Las Vegas where some lunatic killed 50 some odd people,” Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders said as he and 18 other White House hopefuls were in Nevada to address the nation’s largest public employees union. “All over the world, people are looking at the United States and wondering what is going on? What
Ex-Employee: Google Will Try
to Prevent Trump's Re-Election
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Posted by M2 8/4/2019 10:31:50 AM Post Reply
With "very biased people," Google is ostensibly going to do what Russia is excoriated for having done in 2016 – meddle in the election – albeit this time to work against President Donald Trump being re-election, according to a former Google engineer. "I do believe so," Kevin Cernekee, who claims he was fired for being conservative, told Fox News' "Tucker Carlson Tonight" on Friday. "I think that's a major threat. They have openly stated that they think 2016 was a mistake. They thought Trump should have lost in 2016. They really want Trump to lose in 2020. That's their agenda." Cernekee, a Google employee for three years,
US Vice President Pence Demands
Iran Release Christian Sentenced to Prison
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Posted by M2 8/4/2019 10:47:37 AM Post Reply
The Iranian regime’s incarceration of a woman who converted to Christianity prompted US Vice President Mike Pence on Friday to urge the clerical regime in Tehran to free the persecuted woman. “I am appalled to hear reports that Iran’s despotic rulers have punished yet another Christian woman for exercising her freedom to worship,” the vice president tweeted to his 7.7 million followers. He added that, “Iran must free Mahrokh Kanbari today. Whether Sunni, Sufi, Baha’i, Jewish or Christian, America will stand up for people of faith in Iran like Mahrokh and Pastor [Victor] Bet-Tamraz, whose persecutions are an affront to religious freedom.” According to a Thursday report on the website of
Don't Blame Trump': Manifesto
Tied to El Paso Shooting
Rants About Democrats,
Hispanics Invading Country
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Posted by M2 8/4/2019 11:27:08 AM Post Reply
A manifesto tied to the El Paso, Texas, shooter included ranting about Hispanic immigrants "replacing" European-American culture and pre-emptively defended President Donald Trump from media criticism. Patrick Crusius, 21, of Allen, Texas, was arrested Saturday without law enforcement firing a single shot after he allegedly gunned down dozens of people, killing at least 20. The manifesto was posted to the website 8chan about an hour-and-a-half before the El Paso Walmart shooting began. Authorities have not yet definitively said whether the manifesto was written by Crusius and said they were still investigating the hateful screed. The manifesto has been published in its entirety by conservative website,
Democratic socialists convention
erupts due to 'sensory overload,'
gendered pronoun usage
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Posted by M2 8/4/2019 11:30:39 AM Post Reply
The Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) National Convention in Georgia this weekend came to a screeching halt when one delegate formally complained of "sensory overload" from "guys" whispering in the room -- prompting another "comrade" to grab the microphone to angrily demand an end to the use of "gendered language." The back-to-back moments of impassioned hypersensitivity at the gathering of the largest socialist organization in the United States prompted bipartisan mockery from commentators, who compared the scene to something out of the sitcom "The Office." "Uh, quick point of personal privilege, um guys," began one delegate, who identified himself as James Jackson from Sacramento, using the "he/him" personal pronouns.
Twitter Suspends Account Allegedly
Linked to Ohio Shooter
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Posted by M2 8/5/2019 6:52:55 AM Post Reply
Twitter suspended an account Sunday evening allegedly linked to the gunman who killed nine and wounded dozens outside a Dayton, Ohio, bar early Sunday morning, after several reports identified the account and noted its left-wing political orientation. The user, “@iamthespookster,” identified as a “leftist,” according to the Twitter profile. The suspended account tweeted in support of socialism, against the election of President Donald Trump, and in favor of Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) for president in 2020. Breitbart News obtained several screenshots from the account before it was suspended:
Elizabeth Warren Lashes Out at
Fox News in Wake of El Paso Massacre
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Posted by M2 8/5/2019 6:56:31 AM Post Reply
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) continued her assault on Fox News on Sunday evening in the wake of the El Paso, Texas, mass shooting the day before, tweeting: “We need to call it out: Fox News is a hate-for-profit machine that gives a megaphone to racists and conspiracists.” Warren was responding to a tweet by Leah Greenberg, one of the leaders of the “Indivisible” movement that helped Democrats re-take the House in the 2018 midterm elections. (Tweet) There is no evidentiary link between Fox News and the shooting in El Paso. An online manifesto suspected of being written by the shooter targeted Hispanics but claimed to have drawn inspiration from
Dayton Shooter Was A Pro-Satan Leftist
Who Supported Warren, Sanders, Antifa
And Communism
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Posted by M2 8/5/2019 7:19:06 AM Post Reply
It has been a tumultuous weekend for the country, which suffered two consecutive mass shootings over the last 48 hours in both El Paso and Dayton. And while the media was eager to quickly expose the El Paso shooter as a right-wing extremist with the implication that he is merely following Trump's belligerent rhetoric, only few details had emerged about the Dayton, Ohio shooter although we certainly understand why the mainstream media may not have rushed to make these alleged details public - because according to Heavy.com, the Dayton shooter was an Elizabeth Warren (and Bernie Sanders) supporter who advocated for socialism, communism and supported Antifa.
Gays Against Guns Take to the
Streets After El Paso, Dayton Shootings
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Posted by M2 8/5/2019 9:13:05 AM Post Reply
A rainbow flag with the words “Gays Against Guns” unfurled in Times Square as activists chanted “GOP. NRA. How many people did you kill today?” As the nation still reeled from back-to-back mass shootings at a Walmart in El Paso, Tex., and an entertainment district in Dayton, Ohio, Gays Against Guns rallied for gun control in New York City. “They say more guns will help,” said activist Marti Gould Cummings. “Well, Walmart sells guns. Did it help?” Gays Against Guns, a group formed in the aftermath of the Pulse shooting in Orlando, has lobbied for gun control through three years of die-ins and protests. The event also drew speakers from other organizations
Shoehorning Multiple-Causation
Shootings into Single-Cause Narratives
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Posted by M2 8/5/2019 9:15:15 AM Post Reply
On Saturday afternoon, after the El Paso shooting but before the Dayton shooting, New York Daily News opinion editor Josh Greenman observed, “It’s never just guns. It’s never just mental health. It’s never just radical ideology. It’s never just sad manhood. It’s almost always a toxic combination.” We keep hearing the same kinds of anecdotes after a mass shooting. The details change, but the gist is the same. Often but not always, there’s no father in the home. Often but not always, the shooter has few or no friends and nothing resembling a real support network. Often but not always, the shooter is unemployed or barely employed. Often but not always,
Ohio Shooting Suspect Described
Himself as a Socialist, Advocated
Violence Against ‘Facists’
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Posted by M2 8/5/2019 10:24:29 AM Post Reply
Ohio shooting suspect Connor Betts was a registered Democrat who posted pro-socialist content on a social media account along with repeated indications that he favored gun control, pushing for violence against “fascists” and white supremacists, and describing himself as a Satanist. Betts described himself as a “leftist” on his Twitter profile and used hashtags on one selfie that included “selfie4satan” and “HailSatan.” Betts shared videos from Some More News that were anti-Republican, including one from host Cody Johnston that claimed “the president wants to shoot migrants at the border.” Betts also repeatedly indicated his support for gun control, writing in one missive, “This is America:
Morning Joe Host Blasts
Donald Trump's 2020 Re-Election
Donors For 'Funding This
White Supremacy
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Posted by M2 8/5/2019 10:29:43 AM Post Reply
SNBC's Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough aimed at those donating to President Donald Trump's re-election campaign on Monday, accusing them of "funding" white supremacy in the wake of the El Paso mass shooting that left 20 people dead and 26 wounded. "For those of you funding Donald Trump's re-election campaign, you may want to take note, that because you keep writing checks to this president, it's on you," Scarborough, who previously served as a Republican congressman but now identifies as an independent, said on his MSNBC morning show. "You are funding this white supremacist campaign," he continued, specifically calling out CEOs, business people, millionaires and billionaires that back Trump.
Fox & Friends Defends
Trump From Mass Shooting Blame:
'These People are Crazy'
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Posted by M2 8/5/2019 10:33:47 AM Post Reply
Fox & Friends host Ainsley Earhardt insisted President Donald Trump's rhetoric is in no way tied to the country's most recent rash of mass shootings, instead labeling the shooters just "crazy." Earhardt joined her morning Fox News crew of Steve Doocy and Pete Hegseth in railing against 2020 Democrats for "politicizing tragedy" of mass shootings in order to push for gun control measures. And while that stance is common on Fox & Friends, Earhardt appeared to mock the mental health problems of past and present "lone wolf" shooters as simply "crazy." Her dismissal of mental health issues contributing to mass shootings has long been a line of defense
Nadler: Judiciary panel could recommend
articles of impeachment by late fall
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Posted by M2 8/5/2019 10:38:29 AM Post Reply
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler said Monday that his panel could recommend articles of impeachment by late fall, sketching a rough timeline for potential efforts to remove President Donald Trump just days after a majority of House Democrats signaled their willingness to support an impeachment inquiry. "If we decide to report articles of impeachment, we could get to that late in the fall, in the latter part of the year," Nadler said on MSNBC. Nadler is petitioning a federal judge to get lawmakers access to grand jury evidence collected by former special counsel Robert Mueller, and his committee is preparing to sue former White House counsel
Federal Election Commission
investigating ex-AOC chief of
staff Chakrabarti
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Posted by M2 8/6/2019 7:12:17 AM Post Reply
Two organizations linked to Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her outgoing senior aides are the subject of a Federal Election Commission investigation into alleged campaign finance violations, the Washington Examiner has learned. The FEC opened an official case on March 7 to examine complaints against Justice Democrats and Brand New Congress, two campaign committees started by Ocasio-Cortez’s former chief of staff Shaikat Chakrabarti, according to an FEC confirmation letter disclosed to the Washington Examiner. The matter was assigned a case number and remains open.Ocasio-Cortez also sat on the board of Justice Democrats from December 2017 to June 2018, the Daily Caller reported.
Ex-girlfriend of Dayton shooter says
she saw red flags and a
dark side while they dated
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Posted by M2 8/6/2019 10:42:46 AM Post Reply
A former girlfriend of Connor Betts, the man who went on a shooting rampage outside a bar in Dayton, Ohio, said a number of warning signs led her to break up with the 24-year-old. Caitlyn “Adelia” Johnson, 24, and Betts briefly dated this spring, NBC reported. She told The (Toledo) Blade the two met in their psychology class at Sinclair Community College. They bonded over their struggles with mental illness; Johnson said she has depression and anxiety, and Betts told her he was bipolar and had Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. At first, Johnson found Betts "kind of charming" and intelligent, The Blade reported. She said he was outgoing and willing to start
The Left Needs To Heed Trump’s Call For
Unity If We’re Going To Stop Mass Violence
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Posted by M2 8/6/2019 10:45:27 AM Post Reply
Political differences have become so personal and hate-filled that violence always feels like it’s just a few steps away these days. We must all recognize that mass shooting are not a Republican or a Democrat issue; they are an American issue. Instead of using the recent tragedies in Dayton and El Paso as an excuse to ramp up the partisanship even further, we should all cool down the rhetoric so that more lives aren’t put in harm’s way. Setting a moral example, President Trump immediately expressed his condolences to the victims of the shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, as well as his gratitude to the
McConnell’s Team Responds After
Ocasio-Cortez Asks ‘Are You Paying For
Young Men To Practice Groping’
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Posted by M2 8/6/2019 10:51:06 AM Post Reply
Mitch McConnell’s campaign responded to accusations he is paying “for young men to practice groping” after a photo of teens in “Team Mitch” shirts posing lewdly with a cardboard figure of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez surfaced. “These young men are not campaign staff, they’re high schoolers and it’s incredible that the national media has sought to once again paint a target on their backs rather than report real, and significant news in our country,” the Kentucky Republican senator’s campaign manager Kevin Golden said, according to The Washington Post. “Team Mitch in no way condones any aggressive, suggestive, or demeaning act toward life sized cardboard cut outs of any
Misogyny and murder often
go hand-in-hand
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Posted by M2 8/6/2019 10:53:43 AM Post Reply
We probably should have seen Connor Betts coming. Betts killed nine people — including his own sister — during a shooting spree Sunday in Dayton, Ohio. He harbored violent fantasies about raping women and killing classmates. And his dark predilections were no secret. His friends knew. One says she urged him to get counseling. His school knew. He reportedly was once suspended for compiling a hit list of people he wanted to kill. "This isn't a mystery to me," a middle school classmate told reporters. But nobody stopped him from obtaining a firearm and committing a massacre, even though the red flags were there for everybody to see.
The Language of the Trump Era replies
Posted by M2 8/6/2019 10:58:00 AM Post Reply
erhaps it isn’t possible to establish a direct connection between the El Paso massacre and the president. Anticipating that Trump would be held responsible, the killer insisted in an online rant that his own white-supremacist views predated the 2016 election, and that blaming the president would be “fake news.” Perhaps the killer’s denunciations of a “Hispanic invasion” and of Democratic politicians using “open borders” to achieve political power resembled the president’s language by sheer coincidence. Perhaps the killer’s retweets and shares of Trump’s Twitter posts can’t be laid at the president’s feet. Terrorism in America isn’t state-sponsored, and Trump isn’t the kind of strongman who orders
Iran unveils three new 'precision guided
missiles' and warns of the 'mother of all
wars' if the US attacks amid tensions in the Gulf
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Posted by M2 8/6/2019 11:13:58 AM Post Reply
Iran unveiled what it described as three new precision guided missiles on Tuesday as President Hassan Rouhani warned of the 'mother of all wars' if the US attacks. Defence Minister Brigadier-General Amir Hatami said it proves Iran 'will not hesitate for a moment to defend [itself]' as he viewed the weapons in front of TV cameras. It comes after President Hassan Rouhani warned the US of the 'mother of all wars' if tensions in the Gulf spill over into conflict. While stressing that Tehran is willing to negotiate over its nuclear programme, Rouhani said that America must drop all sanctions before the country will talk. While stressing that Tehran is willing to negotiate over
Kacey Musgraves calls for gun control
following Dayton, El Paso mass shootings
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Posted by M2 8/6/2019 2:25:23 PM Post Reply
Kacey Musgraves called for Donald Trump and Sen. Mitch McConnell to pass gun control measures following the mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas, this weekend. She tweeted early Monday, “Don’t you hear us, @realDonaldTrump? Don’t you hear our pain? You have the power to become a hero. Why don’t you take it?” “For a man who clearly loves being well-liked, it’s indescribably mind-numbing to see him blatantly and murderously ignore doing ONE THING that would not only make people happy but would SAVE PEOPLE’S LIVES," she added. "True leaders don’t stand back and watch the world burn.”
House Democrats request
Justice Brett Kavanaugh's White House
records for review
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Posted by M2 8/6/2019 2:28:19 PM Post Reply
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler asked the National Archives Tuesday to provide his committee records related to Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh’s time working in the White House for President George W. Bush. The move gives House Democrats a chance to relitigate the partisan confirmation battle through the committee’s oversight efforts. The New York Democrat said the Senate Judiciary Committee failed to review documents from Justice Kavanaugh’s time as a staff secretary in the White House from 2003 to 2006. Former Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles E. Grassley, Iowa Republican, had requested documents related to Justice Kavanaugh’s work in the White House Counsel’s office from 2001 to 2003.
Court revives Sarah Palin defamation
case vs NY Times over
editorial on shootings
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Posted by M2 8/6/2019 2:41:30 PM Post Reply
A federal appeals court revived former U.S. vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin’s defamation lawsuit against the New York Times, over an editorial that she said maliciously linked her to the 2011 mass shooting that seriously wounded Representative Gabrielle Giffords. In a 3-0 decision on Tuesday, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan said the judge who dismissed Palin’s case ran afoul of federal rules designed to ensure fairness by first hearing testimony from Times editorial page editor James Bennet, and accepting it as credible. Circuit Judge John Walker also said Palin had plausibly alleged that the Times defamed her, though she still bore the
‘Flagrantly illegal.’ Trump sues California
over new law targeting his tax returns
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Posted by M2 8/6/2019 2:45:19 PM Post Reply
President Donald Trump, the California Republican Party, and the national GOP joined together Tuesday to sue California over a new tax-return law Gov. Gavin Newsom signed last week. The law requires Trump and other presidential candidates to release the last five years of their tax returns to get their names on the state’s 2020 primary ballot. Trump has yet to weigh in on the issue himself. His personal attorney Jay Sekulow criticized “California’s attempt to circumvent the constitution.” “Today we have taken decisive action in federal court challenging California’s attempt to circumvent the U.S. Constitution,” Sekulow said in a statement. “The issue of whether the president should release his federal
Why We Need a Senate Resolution
Denouncing Socialism
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Posted by M2 8/6/2019 2:54:20 PM Post Reply
Montana Republican Sen. Steve Daines’ new resolution – S. Res. 289, “expressing the sense of the Senate that socialism poses a significant threat to freedom, liberty, and economic prosperity” – takes three pages of text to say what can essentially be said in four words: “Stop socialism. Choose freedom.” Don’t get me wrong – Daines (pictured) is to be commended for pushing his resolution. It has gotten so bad recently that it seems necessary to put the United States Senate on record declaring that “Marxism and socialism are failed ideologies” that “pose a significant threat to the freedom, liberty, and economic prosperity of all countries and peoples around the world
The Reflex toward Illiberal Democracy replies
Posted by M2 8/7/2019 6:39:35 AM Post Reply
There’s always an emergency, it seems, to justify the Left’s rush to tyranny. There are two rules for illiberal democracy. The first rule is that during an emergency certain illiberal and anti-democratic measures are necessary to ensure public safety, national security, and the practice of democracy itself. The second rule is that there is always an emergency. With the horrifying massacres in El Paso and Dayton, political entrepreneurs already are taking recourse to the tenets of illiberal democracy. But because this is the United States, and the most powerful nation in the world is governed by criminals, miscreants, and morons, illiberal democracy is not the scoundrels’ last recourse — it is their first recourse.
Biden says Trump's `toxic tongue'
linked to U.S. mass shootings
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Posted by M2 8/7/2019 6:44:14 AM Post Reply
Democratic presidential front-runner and former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden accused President Donald Trump of fuelling the white supremacy that’s blamed for several mass shootings in the United States, according to a speech Biden was due to deliver on Wednesday. Biden, 76, was scheduled to speak in Iowa after back-to-back mass shootings this past weekend in the United States. In the first, on Saturday, a gunman killed 22 people in El Paso, a Texas city on the border with Mexico. Law enforcement agencies say he apparently was driven by hatred for Hispanics. In the second mass shooting, a gunman in Dayton, Ohio, killed nine people,
Dear God, Are You There? replies
Posted by M2 8/7/2019 6:51:54 AM Post Reply
Dear God, This letter was prompted by the 22 precious lives taken in El Paso on August 3, 2019, by a 21-year-old white supremacist gunman. He told investigators that he wanted to kill as many Mexicans as possible — people who Donald Trump, in his campaign for the office of president, described as criminals “bringing drugs” and “bringing crime,” and as “rapists.” Just hours after I sat down to write, I heard about the horrible killings of nine more people, this time in Dayton, Ohio, carried out by a 22-year-old white male gunman. How much can any of us take? We are failing ourselves. We are not asking the right questions
Biden Says Trump’s Words Not So
Different From El Paso Shooter’s
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Posted by M2 8/7/2019 6:54:23 AM Post Reply
President Donald Trump has encouraged white supremacy to come out of the shadows, Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden will say Wednesday, adding that there’s very little that distances Trump’s rhetoric from the anti-immigrant screeds of mass shooters like the suspect in the recent El Paso, Texas, attack. “How far is it from Trump’s saying this ‘is an invasion’ to the shooter in El Paso declaring ‘his attack is a response to the Hispanic invasion of Texas?’ Not far at all,” Biden plans to say during a campaign stop in Iowa, according to excerpts of his prepared remarks provided by his campaign.
Texas congressman who tweeted names
of Trump donors accused of ‘encouraging violence’
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Posted by M2 8/7/2019 6:57:28 AM Post Reply
The 44 names Texas congressman Joaquin Castro tweeted have at least two things in common: they are all constituents in his district and moreover, they all donated the maximum amount to Donald Trump’s campaign this year. The Democrat brother of presidential hopeful Julián Castro said the people listed – including retirees, business owners and other individuals whose names are public record – were “fuelling a campaign of hate.” He wrote: “Sad to see so many San Antonians as 2019 maximum donors to Donald Trump – the owner of ⁦@BillMillerBarBQ⁩, owner of the ⁦@HistoricPearl, realtor Phyllis Browning, etc. Their contributions are fuelling a campaign of hate that labels Hispanic immigrants as invaders.”
Owner of infamous website
8chan called before U.S. Congress
replies
Posted by M2 8/7/2019 7:02:02 AM Post Reply
Online message board 8chan’s fortunes worsened on Tuesday, as it was once again made homeless by a technical services provider and its owner was called to testify to the U.S. Congress after 8chan was linked to a weekend mass shooting in El Paso, Texas. The House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee demanded that owner Jim Watkins, an American living in the Philippines, testify about 8chan’s efforts to tackle “the proliferation of extremist content, including white supremacist content.” The committee’s Democratic chairman, Bennie Thompson, and Mike Rogers, its ranking Republican, sent a letter to Watkins to appear, calling the El Paso massacre “at least the third act of supremacist violence
Elizabeth Warren Proposes A Public
Option For The Internet
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Posted by M2 8/7/2019 9:29:13 AM Post Reply
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) announced a plan Wednesday to create a public option for the internet, aiming to ensure universal broadband access. Warren, who’s seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, unveiled the policy at the start of a four-day tour across Iowa as part of a broader package of reforms she calls her “plan to invest in rural America.” To enact her plan, Warren hopes to first pass a federal law preventing state-level restrictions that have hampered municipalities that want to pursue a public internet system. She would then create an $85-billion federal grant program to shoulder 90% of the costs for utility cooperatives, nonprofits, cities, counties
Monica Lewinsky to produce American
Crime Story drama about Clinton scandal
replies
Posted by M2 8/7/2019 9:32:36 AM Post Reply
Monica Lewinsky is among the producers on a new series of American Crime Story focusing on the Bill Clinton sex scandal. Titled Impeachment: American Crime Story, the Ryan Murphy-helmed anthology drama will recount the notorious affair between the then US president Clinton and former White House intern Lewinsky, and the subsequent impeachment proceedings called against him by the US House of Representatives. Booksmart star Beanie Feldstein will star as Lewinsky, with Sarah Paulson playing Linda Tripp, the civil servant who secretly recorded phone calls the 22-year-old made about her affair with Clinton, who was 27 years her senior.
Democrats outnumber Republicans
in longtime GOP stronghold Orange County
replies
Posted by M2 8/7/2019 9:39:01 AM Post Reply
Democrats outnumber Republicans in Orange County, California for the first time in decades. The region, a longtime Republican bastion, now has more Democrats than Republicans, according to data released Wednesday by the county registrar. There are now 547,458 Democrats compared to 547,369 Republicans who are registered to vote in Orange County. The last time Democrats outnumbered Republicans was in 1978. The county, where Richard Nixon was born and raised and which helped fuel Ronald Reagan’s political rise, has been swaying left in recent years. Democratic candidates won four Republican-held congressional seats in Orange County in the 2018 midterm elections. Hillary Clinton beat President Trump there in the 2016 presidential election. Democratic leaders connected
Warning: How the
VA 'Red-Flags' Patriots
replies
Posted by M2 8/7/2019 9:41:12 AM Post Reply
Gun-grabbing crisis vultures just can't let the latest mass shootings go to waste. "Red flag" laws are now all the rage in the Beltway as the magic pill to prevent homicidal maniacs from wreaking havoc on the nation. Even President Donald Trump has endorsed the idea of preemptively confiscating people's firearms if they are deemed a "threat." But if you want to know how this American version of China's social credit system would work in practice, let me remind you of how Veterans Affairs recklessly red-flags "disruptive" citizens without due process, transparency or accountability in the name of "safety." Government bureaucrats routinely deprive our nation's heroes of
Durham and Graham obtained
deposition of Clinton 'dirt' tipster
Joseph Mifsud
replies
Posted by M2 8/7/2019 9:48:21 AM Post Reply
U.S. Attorney John Durham and Sen. Lindsey Graham, leading separate inquiries into the origins of the Trump-Russia investigation, have obtained an audio deposition of Joseph Mifsud, the mysterious Maltese academic who claimed Russia had “dirt” on Hillary Clinton. The revelation about Mifsud came from The Hill’s John Solomon, who spoke with Sean Hannity on Fox News last Thursday. Solomon’s widely reported bombshell last week was that Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz had criminally referred former FBI James Comey to the DOJ because of his alleged leaking of classified information in his memos and a lack of candor with investigators, but the DOJ declined prosecution. But this tidbit about
What the research says about
hormones and surgery
for transgender youth
replies
Posted by M2 8/7/2019 9:51:59 AM Post Reply
In the interest of examining this important news topic through a research lens, Journalist’s Resource collaborated on this story with The Burlington Free Press, where it first appeared. This piece is part of the newspaper’s series of stories about transgender youth in the state. As Vermont regulators consider changes to Medicaid that would expand access to gender confirmation surgery for transgender youth, researchers and physicians point to a growing body of peer-reviewed academic scholarship in support of the new proposal. Among other changes, the proposed rules would eliminate the requirement that transgender individuals on Medicaid must wait until the age of 21 to receive surgery. Individuals over the age of 18
Florida governor gives Jeffrey Epstein
case to state law enforcement
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Posted by M2 8/7/2019 9:55:02 AM Post Reply
Florida's governor is asking state law enforcement officials to take over a criminalhttps://www.foxnews.com/category/us/crime investigation of irregularities in the handling of convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. At Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw's request, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday ordered the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to review a work release program that allowed Epstein to visit his office while staying at the county jail a decade ago. DeSantis also requested an inquiry into other irregularities. Last month, Bradshaw opened criminal and internal affairs investigations into Epstein's 13-month stay at the Palm Beach County stockade. Epstein pleaded guilty in 2008 to prostitution-related charges involving underage girls. Epstein was allowed to spend most
NYC Businesses Cut Staff,
Raise Prices Due to $15 Minimum Wage
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Posted by M2 8/7/2019 10:02:49 AM Post Reply
The $15 minimum wage has forced some business owners in New York City to cut staff and raise their prices. Susannah Koteen, the owner of Lido Restaurant in Harlem, said the minimum wage has directly impacted her business, and she worries that it could get worse as time goes by. “What it really forces you to do is make sure that nobody works more than 40 hours,” Koteen told reporters. “You can only cut back so many people before the service starts to suffer.” Thomas Grech, president of the Queens Chamber of Commerce, said he has seen an increase in small-business closures since the $15 minimum wage was implemented
Free Speech on the Internet
Continues to Confuse Everyone
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Posted by M2 8/7/2019 10:06:48 AM Post Reply
There's a lot of weird and bad information these days about the federal law known as Section 230. The New York Times even put out an op-ed trying to fight the common myth that social media companies are "platforms" that lose legal protections provided by Section 230 if they start making editorial decisions like "publishers." (In reality, the law makes no distinction and requires no such neutrality.) Nonetheless, the Times has started spreading its own extremely misguided analysis of the law. So misguided that the paper was forced to issue a correction, after running a headline on the front page of Tuesday's business section claiming that Section
Trump complains of double standard in
shooting response, cites apparent
liberal views of Ohio gunman
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Posted by M2 8/7/2019 11:18:56 AM Post Reply
President Trump on Wednesday complained of a double standard in the political response to the mass shootings over the weekend -- as he headed to the sites of those tragedies to pay his respects and offer support for victims and law enforcement. Trump’s visits to El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio are likely to be tense, emotional and politically charged as he visits the sites where 31 people were killed and dozens more injured in two shootings. "It's a terrific opportunity really to congratulate some of the police and law enforcement, the job they've done is incredible, really incredible," he said. Democrats and media pundits have cited reports that the El Paso
Trump circumvents Congress to block foreign aid replies
Posted by M2 8/7/2019 11:21:41 AM Post Reply
The Trump administration has frozen at least $2 billion in foreign aid and ordered a review of the spending, which has already been approved by Congress, reports the Washington Post. Why it matters: President Trump is circumventing Congress in a move one Democratic aide told the NYT could "set a precedent for future administrations to ignore spending bills and eliminate spending obligations." Trump's previous attempts to cut foreign aid in budget proposals were rejected by Congress, per the NYT. The big picture: Trump has been itching to limit foreign aid spending, per the NYT. This move could cut funding for all programs and projects that have yet to receive money this year.
Democrats at a crossroads:
Is go big or go home really the
right strategy for 2020?
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Posted by M2 8/7/2019 11:25:07 AM Post Reply
Democratic candidates for president are having a difficult time these days grabbing public attention to distinguish themselves from each other. With 40 wannabes on the debate stage — or was it only 20? — no one gets much time to do more than utter glib sound bites. Not counting several months of warmups and rumors, U.S. presidential campaigns now drone on for about 22 months, almost half a presidential term. That’s great for TV ad revenues in Iowa and New Hampshire. But such prolonged political marathons provide little evidence of a better outcome than those countries that manage national democratic leadership selections in six weeks.
White House to host roundtable on online
extremism after mass shootings
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Posted by M2 8/7/2019 11:29:00 AM Post Reply
The White House will host a meeting about online extremism with an array of tech and internet companies this week after a mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, was linked to an anti-immigrant manifesto posted online. The meeting will come days after Trump called for the Department of Justice (DOJ) to work closely with social media companies to identify potential mass shooters based on their online footprints. "The White House has invited internet and technology companies for a discussion on violent extremism online," White House spokesman Judd Deere said in a statement.
Joaquin Castro facing backlash from all
sides for posting Trump donor information
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Posted by M2 8/7/2019 11:30:32 AM Post Reply
Democratic Rep. Joaquin Castro is facing a mounting backlash -- and not just from Republicans -- for posting the names and employers of dozens of Trump campaign donors in the San Antonio area, even as the Texas congressman defends his actions. Prominent figures from outlets including MSNBC and The New York Times have called out Castro for the potentially dangerous post. “This is dangerous, by any campaign,” Times reporter Maggie Haberman tweeted in response to a post from the Washington Examiner’s David Drucker. Haberman specifically said she did not want to retweet the image herself “because I don’t want to put these people’s names in my feed.”
MSNBC's Geist presses Castro on
sharing Trump donors names:
These people 'are already being harassed'
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Posted by M2 8/7/2019 11:33:25 AM Post Reply
https://thehill.com/homenews/media/456537-msnbcs-geist-presses-castro-on-sharing-trump-donors-names-these-people-are
‘Stop hate and racism, starting
with yourself’: Catholic archbishop hits out at Trump
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Posted by M2 8/7/2019 11:36:13 AM Post Reply
Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller of San Antonio, one of the highest ranking Mexican American Catholic leaders in the country, was left in shock on Saturday when he heard about the mass shooting in El Paso that killed at least 22 people in his state. Garcia-Siller said there was “no justifiable explanation for such scenes of horror.” But what was clear to the archbishop, who recently supported migrants and asylum seekers crossing the southern border, was that President Trump’s “invasion” rhetoric against Hispanics, language echoed in a manifesto police believe was posted by the alleged El Paso gunman, helped create a climate that led to the tragedy. The 62-year-old archbishop
‘The Squad’ Is the Future of the Democratic Party replies
Posted by M2 8/8/2019 6:23:47 AM Post Reply
Representative Ayanna Pressley broke with traditional diversity politics last month when she said at a conference in Philadelphia, “we don’t need black faces that don’t want to be a black voice.” Instead, “we need you to represent that voice.” The members of the so-called squad who were also on the panel nodded in agreement. They are the defiant and unapologetic voices of the communities that produced them. Since being elected last fall, these four progressive Democratic congresswomen have pushed the limits of what most liberals mean by the contested term “diversity. ” Some of their colleagues may have preferred that they simply come in and add color to the ro
ICE Arrests 680 Illegal Aliens in
Largest Single-Stat
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Posted by M2 8/8/2019 6:41:49 AM Post Reply
The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency arrested 680 illegal aliens who had been working at seven Mississippi food processing plants, federal officials confirmed on Wednesday. ICE agents conducted the largest single-state raid in United States history and the largest workplace raid in the last 11 years when they arrested 680 illegal aliens at seven food processing plants across six cities in Mississippi, including plants in Bay Springs, Carthage, Canton, Morton, Pelahatchie, and Sebastapol. Not since 2008 — when about 595 illegal workers were arrested — has this many illegal aliens been arrested in a workplace raid by ICE.
CNN: El Paso Shooting Suspect’s Mom
Called Police Weeks Before Attack
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Posted by M2 8/8/2019 6:44:26 AM Post Reply
The El Paso shooting suspect’s mother reportedly called police weeks prior to the August 3, 2019, attack that killed 22 people. CNN reports that the suspect’s mother “called the Allen, Texas, Police Department…because she was concerned about her son owning an ‘AK’ type firearm.” She expressed concern over her son being able to own the firearm, “given his age, maturity level and lack of experience handling such a firearm.” The mother was told that her son, a 21-year-old, was legally of age to possess the firearm. Attorney’s for the suspect’s family indicate the mother was not calling to report her son as a danger. Rather, they describe her call
Poll: Majority of Blacks, Hispanics
Support Anti-Illegal Immigration
2020 Candidates
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Posted by M2 8/8/2019 6:47:06 AM Post Reply
The overwhelming majority of American voters say they are more likely to support 2020 presidential candidates who oppose illegal immigration to the United States, a new poll finds. The latest Harvard/Harris Poll reveals that about 70 percent, or seven-in-ten, U.S. voters said they would be more likely to support a 2020 presidential candidate who stands for “strengthing our border to reduce illegal immigration” to the country. Only 30 percent of U.S. voters said they would be less likely to support a 2020 presidential candidate who supported reducing illegal immigration.
Rosanna Arquette: ‘I’m Sorry I Was Born
White and Privileged. It Disgusts Me’
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Posted by M2 8/8/2019 6:50:41 AM Post Reply
Hollywood Actress Rosanna Arquette is apologizing for being born white, saying she’s ashamed of the privilege she believes her skin brings. “I’m sorry I was born white and privileged. It disgusts me. And I feel so much shame,” the Pulp Fiction actor said on Wednesday. I’m sorry I was born white and privileged. It disgusts me. And I feel so much shame. — Rosanna Arquette (@RoArquette) August 7, 2019 It’s not clear exactly why the award-winning actress, whose net worth is estimated at about $9 million, announced her shame for being white. But the Crashing star is certainly no stranger to outrageous statements. On Monday, Arquette posted a photo of herself kneeling
‘Elites’ Kill ‘Deplorables’ In New Horror Film replies
Posted by M2 8/8/2019 6:56:20 AM Post Reply
The Hunt is about a group of left-wing “elites” who hunt “deplorables.” and is scheduled to open everywhere September 27. More from the far-left Hollywood Reporter: “Did anyone see what our ratfucker-in-chief just did?” one character asks early in the screenplay for The Hunt, a Universal Pictures thriller set to open Sept. 27. Another responds: “At least The Hunt’s coming up. Nothing better than going out to the Manor and slaughtering a dozen deplorables.” In the aftermath of mass shootings within days of one another that shocked and traumatized the nation, Universal is re-evaluating its strategy for the certain-to-be-controversial satire. The violent, R-rated film from producer Jason Blum’s Blumhouse follows
Attacker Kills Four, Wounds Two
in California Stabbing Rampage
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Posted by M2 8/8/2019 7:05:15 AM Post Reply
A man who was “full of anger” stabbed, slashed and robbed his way across two Southern California cities in a bloody rampage that killed four people and wounded two others who were apparently targeted at random, authorities said. The 33-year-old man from Garden Grove robbed more than half a dozen businesses and killed two men at his own apartment complex during the two-hour wave of violence Wednesday, police said. He was arrested as he walked out of a convenience store in neighboring Santa Ana, dropping a knife and a gun he had taken from a security guard he had just killed. The attacker’s name wasn’t immediately released.
Everything They’re Telling You About
Mass Shootings Is Wrong
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Posted by M2 8/8/2019 8:42:52 AM Post Reply
Democrats have complained about police brutality for years. The police, they assure us, are out of control. And, the story goes, they have it in for anyone whose skin is not lily white. You can’t trust the racist cops, they tell us. Remember Ferguson, Missouri, Eric Garner, Philando Castile, Tamir Rice, and others. But these same Democrats also tell us that the police are the only ones who should have guns, which is to say that the police we’re not supposed to trust, who are guilty—in their view—of unspeakable crimes against Americans, should be given a monopoly on physical force and that private citizens should
Major banks hand over wealth of
information on Russians linked to
Trump family to Congress: report
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Posted by M2 8/8/2019 10:12:12 AM Post Reply

According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, major Wall Street financial institutions have handed a wealth of information on Russians linked to Donald Trump and members of his family to congressional committees. The report states, there are “thousands of pages of documents related to Russians who may have had dealings with Mr. Trump, his family or his business,” according to sources. “Some banks are also giving documents related to Mr. Trump’s business, the Trump Organization, to New York state investigators,” the report continues. Among the institutions turning over documents, are Bank of America Corp. , Citigroup Inc., Deutsche Bank AG , JPMorgan Chase & Co.,

Biden: ‘We Choose Truth Over Facts’ replies
Posted by M2 8/8/2019 4:41:23 PM Post Reply
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden told a crowd of supporters on Tuesday that "we choose truth over facts," apparently referring to the Democratic Party. "We choose science over fiction; we choose truth over facts," Biden said, drawing applause.(tweet) The former vice president has a history of tripping over his words. Biden continues to hold a formidable lead in national Democratic primary polls. He leads the next two closest opponents, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I, Vt.) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.), by over 15 percentage points. Although he avoided another awkward exchange with Sen. Kamala Harris (D., Calif.) in the most recent Democratic debates, some in the media
Ninth Circuit Advances $35 Billion Privacy
Suit Against Facebook
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Posted by M2 8/8/2019 4:49:07 PM Post Reply
Rejecting arguments that Facebook users suffered no “concrete harm” by having their facial data mapped and stored, the Ninth Circuit advanced a $35 billion class action against the social media giant Thursday. Facebook sought to swat down the lawsuit last year after U.S. District Judge James Donato ordered it to alert users about an upcoming trial on claims that it harvested facial data in violation of an Illinois privacy law. The Ninth Circuit granted Facebook’s eleventh-hour request for a stay pending appeal in May 2018. A lawyer representing a class of Facebook users said the ruling sends a strong message that Facebook can be held accountable for
Poll: Majority of Pennsylvania’s Working-Class
Voters Back Trump Reelection
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Posted by M2 8/9/2019 7:13:30 AM Post Reply
A majority of Pennsylvania’s working class voters want to see President Donald Trump reelected in 2020, according to new poll out of the state. A poll released by Franklin & Marshall College on Thursday indicates that 51 percent of Pennsylvania voters with a high school degree or less believe Trump deserves a second term. Conducted between July 29 and August 4 by surveying 627 registered voters, the poll is good news for the president’s reelection chances.
Rocker Tommy Lee Warns Trump
Supporters: ‘We’re Going to Pay You Back
So F*cking Hard cking Hard for All This Sh*t’
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Posted by M2 8/9/2019 7:17:32 AM Post Reply
Mötley Crüe frontman Tommy Lee warned that supporters of President Donald Trump would face “pay back” if the Democrats win back the White House. His missive ended with the threat that the payback would see a “gargantuan metal mountain” made of confiscated guns “emblazoned with the face of Hillary Clinton.” The text escalates with every sentence, offering increasingly declarations of how the Left would get its revenge on supporters of the Trump administration. “You Trumpsters better pray that liberals never gain control of the WH again,” Tommy Lee wrote, “because we are going to pay you back so f##king hard for all of this $hit.”
MSNBC Guest Elie Mystal:
‘I Want Pitchforks and Torches Outside’
Trump Donor’s House in the Hamptons
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Posted by M2 8/9/2019 9:53:27 AM Post Reply
Thursday on MSNBC’s “All In,” network regular and Above the Law executive editor Elie Mystal called for aggressive protesting outside of the home of Stephen Ross, the owner of SoulCycle and the Miami Dolphins, for holding a fundraiser for President Donald Trump. Mystal said acknowledged the Hamptons were “very nice,” but indicated it didn’t have to be. “People of color are already targets under this administration,” he said. “I have no problem with shining the light back on the donors who fund this kind of racialized hate. I mean, I go further. I want pitchforks and torches outside this man’s house in the Hamptons.”
UN Latest Climate Change Report:
Saving Planet Will Require ‘Drastic
Changes’ in Land Use, Human Diets
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Posted by M2 8/9/2019 9:54:54 AM Post Reply
The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a report on Thursday that calls for letting agricultural land return to the wilderness and for people to eat more plants and fewer animals. The report reiterates the globalist organization’s claim that man’s use of natural resources to improve people’s lives around the world is making “global warming” worse and will make food more scarce, more expensive, and less nutritional. “The cycle is accelerating,” NASA climate scientist Cynthia Rosenzweig, a co-author of the report, said in an Associated Press report. “The threat of climate change affecting people’s food on their dinner table is increasing.”
Jerry Nadler Gets Called Out For
Claiming 'Formal Impeachment
Proceedings' Underway
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Posted by M2 8/9/2019 9:59:56 AM Post Reply
House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) said in an interview with CNN Thursday that “formal impeachment proceedings” are underway, prompting GOP Rep. Doug Collins to call him out for being off the mark. “This is formal impeachment proceedings,” Nadler told CNN’s Erin Burnett. “We are investigating all the evidence, gathering the evidence. And we will [at the] conclusion of this — hopefully by the end of the year — vote articles of impeachment to the House floor. Or we won’t. That’s a decision that we’ll have to make. But that’s exactly the process we’re in right now.” (tweet) Nadler's comments come after House Judiciary Democrats last month
McConnell in ‘Major War’ With Twitter;
GOP Committees, Campaigns,
Super PACs Suspend Advertising
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Posted by M2 8/9/2019 10:10:12 AM Post Reply
Twitter’s decision to lock the account of Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s reelection campaign – for posting a video showing protestors making violent threats against him – sparked an avalanche of announcements Thursday by major Republican campaign committees, super PACs, and lawmakers to buy no advertising on the social media platform. National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) spokesman Jesse Hunt called Twitter’s decision to suspend the @Team_Mitch account “another ridiculously hostile act toward conservatives” and announced that the NRSC will stop spending on the platform as a result.
Redskins Dwayne Haskins: ‘Satan’s
Biggest Fear is for You to Become
Everything God Created You to Be’
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Posted by M2 8/9/2019 10:11:41 AM Post Reply
Redskins rookie quarterback Dwayne Haskins—who will be playing his first NFL preseason game tonight—retweeted a tweet by Ray Lewis on Wednesday advising people: “Stay in Faith.” The tweet by Lewis that Haskins retweeted featured a graphic that said: “Satan’s Biggest Fear Is For You To Become Everything That God Created You To Be.” Above this graphic, Lewis said: “When you’re in doubt, look to what God says He has planned for your life. Don’t stray from that. Stay focused. Stay consistent. Stay in Faith.
Universal Pictures ‘Temporarily’ Pauses
Ads for Movie Showing ‘Elites’ Gunning
Down ‘Deplorables’
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Posted by M2 8/9/2019 10:14:29 AM Post Reply
Universal Pictures is pausing the ad campaign of a movie depicting elites hunting “deplorables” in the wake of the recent mass shootings. “The Hunt,” is as an R-rated satire coming out on Sept. 27 that features 12 strangers who “wake up in a clearing” and “don’t know they’ve been chosen” for the hunt. It was produced by Jason Blum, who also produced “The Purge” and “Get Out.” “In the shadow of a dark internet conspiracy theory, a group of elites gathers for the very first time at a remote Manor House to hunt humans for sport. But the elites’ master plan is about to be
Gaffes Renew Doubts from the Left About
Joe Biden’s Capabilities
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Posted by M2 8/10/2019 7:05:16 AM Post Reply
A string of high-profile gaffes within the past 24-hours have renewed doubts, especially on the left, over former Vice President Joe Biden’s capabilities as a candidate. When Biden first appeared in Iowa this week, it was as a returning champion. Not only had the frontrunner bested his most vocal challenger at the second Democrat presidential debate last week, but Biden had also succeeded in deflecting some of the attention from his mounting family troubles by attacking President Donald Trump. Even critics, like former Obama strategist David Axelrod, admitted Biden’s campaign seemed to be finding its groove. “By far, this is best Joe Biden moment of the campaign
Report: Donald Trump Will Use FCC, FTC
to Fight Social Media Censorship
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Posted by M2 8/10/2019 7:11:10 AM Post Reply
The White House is reportedly planning an executive order that would give the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) a role in determining what gets censored on big tech platforms. According to CNN, which obtained a draft copy of the order, the White House will ask the FCC to develop regulations aimed at clarifying the laws determining how social media companies are allowed to police speech on their platforms. The existence of the draft order was first revealed by Politico earlier this week. The draft executive order is currently titled “Protecting Americans from Online Censorship.” Via CNN:
Limbaugh: Breitbart’s Pollak ‘Traveling
Around Trying to Set the Record Straight’
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Posted by M2 8/10/2019 7:13:29 AM Post Reply
Friday on his nationally syndicated radio show, conservative talker Rush Limbaugh said Breitbart News’ Joel Pollak was “traveling around trying to set the record straight” on President Donald Trump’s comments after the violence in Charlottesville, VA. Partial transcript as follows: LIMBAUGH: Joel Pollak at Breitbart is traveling around with Biden and challenged him. You know, Biden’s running around saying that Trump spoke positively of the neo-Nazis at Charlottesville, said there’s “good people” in the neo-Nazis, and Joel Pollak is running around every time Biden says this challenging him on it saying, “You know that Trump didn’t say that. You know that that’s not what Trump said.”
Donald Trump Thunders Against ‘Racist’
Hollywood: ‘They Create Violence,
Then Try to Blame Others’
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Posted by M2 8/10/2019 7:17:38 AM Post Reply
President Donald Trump criticized Hollywood as “racist” and creators of “violence” on Friday as critics reacted to the controversial movie The Hunt. “Liberal Hollywood is Racist at the highest level, and with great Anger and Hate!” Trump wrote on Twitter. The president did not specify a particular movie but mocked Hollywood for creating violence and chaos in the United States. “The movie coming out is made in order to inflame and cause chaos,” he said. “They create their own violence, and then try to blame others.” Liberal Hollywood is Racist at the highest level, and with great Anger and Hate! They like to call themselves “Elite,” but they are not Elite.
Why gun control might backfire on the Democrats replies
Posted by M2 8/10/2019 7:21:06 AM Post Reply
America's debate over guns has gotten so stale that a secondary argument over "thoughts and prayers" had to break out to keep it interesting. On one side, there are largely law-abiding firearms owners, frequently immersed to some extent in gun culture, who fear being disarmed in response to crimes mostly being committed by other people. On the other side are people who largely lack familiarity with guns who don't see why certain weapons are necessary for civilian use or how mild restrictions would really disarm or even inconvenience anybody in the first group. The two camps have largely talked past each other, using the same set of arguments, for decades.
Epstein Accuser: Donald Trump ‘Didn’t
Partake” in Sex with Any of Us and
He “Never Flirted with Me”
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Posted by M2 8/10/2019 10:00:57 AM Post Reply
Over two thousand court previously sealed court documents involving the Jeffrey Epstein child sex abuse case were released this week and are now available. Cernovich.com reported on the highlights earlier today. According to one document Bill Clinton held a private party on Jeffrey Epstein’s pedophile island. According to Mike Cernovich: (insert document) Democrat Senator George Mitchell and Former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson (Democrat) were also named in the documents. And despite the constant fake news by the liberal media that Trump was a top client of the convicted pedophile — the latest court documents completely clear Donald Trump.
Florida Making Billions as
Americans Flee High-Tax States
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Posted by M2 8/10/2019 10:07:33 AM Post Reply
The state of Florida is making billions in tax revenue due to an influx of new residents fleeing high-tax states. A new study performed by LendingTree found that the Sunshine State is “the number one largest beneficiary from relocations out of all 50 states — by a landslide,” according to Fox Business. The 2016 IRS data analyzed showed that individuals who relocated to Florida brought in a combined adjusted gross income (AGI) of nearly $30.2 billion. “Meanwhile, people who left took roughly $12.5 billion in income with them, leaving Florida to enjoy a net influx of about $17.7 billion in AGI,” the study said. On July 21, Breitbart News
Joe Biden: No More ICE
Workplace Enforcement, Deportations
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Posted by M2 8/10/2019 10:16:52 AM Post Reply
The Democrats’ leading 2020 candidate, Joe Biden, posted a tweet suggesting he would bar the arrests and deportation of illegal migrants who are hired by companies in place of Americans. “This is who Donald Trump is: a president determined to terrorize immigrant communities and rip apart families — at the border and across our country,” Biden tweeted images of migrants’ upset children in Morton, Mississippi. The photos were taken as enforcement agencies arrested hundreds of foreign migrants who were working in local slaughterhouses. “We are a nation that will end these cruel policies,” Biden wrote. The migrants had replaced American job-seekers in Mississippi, helping to ensure the state has the lowest
'This smells very fishy': Skepticism
ensues after shocking Epstein suicide death
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Posted by M2 8/10/2019 10:20:27 AM Post Reply
Many reactions to the Saturday morning suicide death of alleged sexual predator Jeffrey Epstein expressed suspicion around the circumstances of his death. Epstein allegedly hanged himself in his cell at the Manhattan Correctional Center early Saturday morning, despite previous reports that he was under suicide watch. He had been indicted on several charges of exploiting underage girls, sex trafficking, and other crimes related to activities that took place between 2002 and 2005 over several different locations, including the billionaire's private island in the Bahamas. His death follows the unsealing of 2,000 pages of documents on Friday that implicated many other high-profile individuals in Epstein's alleged sex trafficking ring.
A Lost Generation In Love With Socialism replies
Posted by M2 8/10/2019 10:23:20 AM Post Reply
Following the weekend social media circulation of clips from The Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) conference in Atlanta, and news that the political affiliation of at least one of the mass shooters leaned far to the left, the reality that more and more young people are embracing a violent form of socialism is moving from amusing to disconcerting. A consequence of this fascination with socialism, says Charlie Copeland, president of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI), is revealed in the results of a recent poll from Insights College Pulse which shows 30% of college students believe China to be the most powerful country in the world, compared to 48% who
Hackers break into voting machines to
expose vulnerability
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Posted by M2 8/10/2019 10:27:10 AM Post Reply
At the Def Con conference, hackers were challenged to break into election technology to reveal vulnerabilities. NBC’s Jake Ward reports for Weekend TODAY. (VIDEO)
Trump lashes out at NYT reporter
over Dayton, El Paso coverage
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Posted by M2 8/10/2019 10:32:27 AM Post Reply
President Trump lashed out at New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman early Saturday, claiming that the veteran journalist had misrepresented his trips to Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso this week to meet with people affected by last week's mass shootings there. “Maggie Haberman of the Failing @nytimes reported that I was annoyed by the lack of cameras inside the hospitals in Dayton & El Paso, when in fact I was the one who stated, very strongly, that I didn’t want the Fake News inside & told my people NOT to let them in. Fake reporting!” Trump tweeted Saturday morning.
New Research Shows There's One and
Only Way To Combat Obesity
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Posted by M2 8/10/2019 10:40:43 AM Post Reply
Like death and taxes, obesity research and dietary advice are both unavoidable and to be avoided at all costs. Tamar Haspel of the Washington Post became fully convinced last month by a new study that says we know highly processed food makes us fat. (She's not alone.) Others argue that it's not just processed food but cheap processed food that makes us fat. Still others are equally convinced now that genes and molecular stuff make us fat. Or maybe it just boils down to our gut bacteria. Elsewhere, new research suggests empowering America's youth could be the key to stopping obesity in its tracks. But why stop there? Could empowering cats
Reuters: Prison Guards Skipped Mandatory
Checks Before Jeffrey Epstein’s Death
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Posted by M2 8/11/2019 7:23:46 AM Post Reply
Guards at the New York City jail where millionaire investor Jeffrey Epstein was found dead Saturday did not conduct required checks on prisoners the previous night, according to a report. Epstein died of a suspected suicide after being found unresponsive in his Manhattan Correctional Center cell where he was being held on sex trafficking charges. At approximately 6:30 a.m., Epstein was “found unresponsive in his cell in the Special Housing Unit from an apparent suicide,” the Federal Bureau of Prisons said in a news release. Staff conducted life-saving measures and Epstein was transported by ambulance to a hospital where he was pronounced dead, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons.
Alleged Trafficking Victim Names Two
Democrats in Jeffrey Epstein Case
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Posted by M2 8/11/2019 10:39:03 AM Post Reply
An alleged victim of Jeffrey Epstein’s trafficking scheme named two prominent Democrats as part of a group of men with whom she was forced to have sex, unsealed documents revealed Friday. The more than 2,000 papers released by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York allege that Virginia Roberts Giuffre, 33, claimed in May 2016 that she was trafficked by Jeffrey Epstein to have sex with and give erotic massages to several politicians, foreign leaders, and businessmen, Fox News reported. “There’s a whole bunch of them — it’s just hard for me to remember,” Giuffre said, according to the documents. “My whole life revolved around just pleasing
Elizabeth Warren Defends Calling Trump
a White Supremacist, Repeats Charlottesville Hoax
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Posted by M2 8/11/2019 10:42:12 AM Post Reply
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) doubled down Thursday, telling NBC News that President Trump is, unequivocally, a white supremacist and used debunked narratives – including the “very fine people” hoax – to back up her egregious claims. Warren told the New York Times that Trump is a white supremacist and proudly repeated her answer on Twitter later in the day. “Today I was asked whether the president is a white supremacist,” she wrote. “I said yes”: (tweet) She doubled down, defending her answer by listing a series of debunked fake news narratives, including what has been dubbed the “very fine people” hoax. “I gave an honest answer,” Warren said of her previous decision
Illegal Alien Accused of Killing Mollie Tibbetts
Claims ‘Constitutional Rights’ Violated
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Posted by M2 8/12/2019 6:26:01 AM Post Reply
Illegal alien Cristhian Bahena Rivera claims in new court filings that his constitutional rights were violated by Iowa law enforcement officials after being interrogated for allegedly murdering 20-year-old college student Mollie Tibbetts in Brooklyn, Iowa, last year. In August 2018, Bahena Rivera, a 25-year-old illegal alien from Mexico, was charged with Tibbetts’ murder after police said he admitted to confronting and chasing down the young woman. After a nationwide search, Tibbetts’ body was found in a cornfield in Poweshiek County, Iowa. The illegal alien lived in a region of Iowa that was surrounded by sanctuary cities, as Breitbart News noted, and worked on a dairy farm using a stolen
McAuliffe: Trump’s 2020 Strategy Is
Attracting ‘Neo-Nazis and White Supremacists’
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Posted by M2 8/12/2019 6:30:02 AM Post Reply
On Sunday’s “The Cats Roundtable” on New York AM 970 radio, former Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe (D) weighed in on President Donald Trump’s 2020 reelection campaign. McAuliffe said Trump’s “acts of division and racism” appear to show his political strategy is to attract “neo-Nazis and white supremacists.” “I think it’s highly highly unlikely that Trump wins,” McAuliffe told host John Catsimatidis. “He can’t get above 40, 42%. These actions of division and racism that he talks about – I guess his political strategy, John, is that there are a lot of neo-Nazis and white supremacists that didn’t come out in [2016] and he’s going to get
Poll: Iowa Democrats Prefer Public
Option to Medicare for All
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Posted by M2 8/12/2019 7:03:22 AM Post Reply
A majority of likely Iowa Democrat caucus voters prefer a public option, compared to only one-fifth of Democrats who prefer Medicare for All, according to a poll released this week. A Monmouth University poll found that 56 percent of likely Iowa Democrat caucus voters say that they would prefer to opt into Medicare alongside other health insurance options on the Obamacare exchanges, otherwise known as a public option, compared to only 21 percent that prefer Medicare for All, 13 percent that would prefer tighter cost regulations on the current Obamacare system, and only four percent that want to leave the current system intact.
Simone Biles won her sixth national
all-around title and landed a triple double
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Posted by M2 8/12/2019 8:54:23 AM Post Reply
Simone Biles made history more than once this weekend during the US Gymnastics Championships in Kansas City, Missouri. The five-time Olympic medalist and 14-time world champion became the first woman to ever land a triple-double in competition during her floor routine Sunday night. She also snagged her sixth national all-around title with a score of 118.500 , nearly five points ahead of second place finisher Sunisa Lee. Biles' stunning floor routine Sunday included several astounding flips and jumps but it was her insane triple-double -- two backflips and three twists while in the air -- that wowed judges and fans alike.
The Strange Case of ‘White Supremacy’ replies
Posted by M2 8/12/2019 8:59:49 AM Post Reply
ny majority population must be careful not to revert to pre-civilized tribalism and oppressing minority groups. The United States, like every other country that enjoys diverse populations has struggled from its beginning to ensure equality, sometimes unsuccessfully, and only at the cost of thousands of lives. While the United States was founded originally mostly by those of European ancestry and was plagued by the endemic racism of the age, especially in regard to African slaves and Native Americans, nonetheless its unique Constitution, embedded within a larger framework of the Western Enlightenment, institutionalized self-reflection and the chance for amendment. America’s founding documents were unique in their singular
The Link between Today's Leftists
and Yesterday's Nazis
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Posted by M2 8/12/2019 9:03:04 AM Post Reply
August eight just came and went. Supposedly, now the date has significance to neo-Nazis. H is the eighth letter of the alphabet, and "Heil Hitler" is HH, or "88." The number has long been used as a neo-Nazi symbol. The link to August 8 is tenuous. Nevertheless, there is a leftist meme started on MSNBC that President Trump ordered the U.S. flag to be raised on August 8, following is lowering in response to last week's shootings, as a message to his neo-Nazi supporters. Despite Trump's support of Israel and Jews, or rather in part because of it, "progressives" regularly call Trump a Nazi-supporter.
The party of Robert F. Kennedy is dead replies
Posted by M2 8/12/2019 9:08:28 AM Post Reply
In the aftermath of the murder of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1968, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, then a candidate for president, went forward with a planned rally at 17th and Broadway in the heart of Indianapolis' African American community. The country had witnessed more than 100 race riots that left at least 83 dead and 1,800 injured the previous summer, and Kennedy knew that news of King's assassination could result in similar violence. Instead, he called for "an effort to understand with compassion and love." Kennedy's speech is rightfully hailed as one of the great moments of American political rhetoric. His plea was tragically not successful:
Master Plan on Radical Side Is to
Incrementally Outlaw
All Privately-Owned Firearms
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Posted by M2 8/12/2019 10:13:23 AM Post Reply
Some of the Democrat presidential candidates wasted no time in blaming the mass shooting at the Walmart in El Paso on President Trump. That is both dumb and stupid and tantamount to blaming all the police shootings on Barack Obama for his careless remarks about the police acting “stupidly,” or blaming Bernie Sanders for the attempted murder of then Majority Whip Steve Scalise and other Republican lawmakers at a softball game practice because the perpetrator was one of his supporters, or blaming the Dayton shooter because he was a supporter of Elizabeth Warren. No, this is simply political desperation by also-rans trying to get a little
Jeffrey Epstein's prison guards: 1 not a
regular officer and both were
working overtime, report says
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Posted by M2 8/12/2019 10:17:18 AM Post Reply
In the hours before accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein's apparent suicide early Saturday morning, the two corrections officers assigned to watch over the disgraced financier in a special unit of New York City's federal lockup were reportedly in the midst of working overtime shifts -- and one of the individuals wasn't a regular guard, according to a union head. Epstein, 66, was found unconscious in his cell Saturday at the Metropolitan Correctional Center and later pronounced dead — immediately prompting questions about how such a high-profile inmate could have killed himself inside an ultra-secure facility just over two weeks after officials believed Epstein may have previously attempted suicide. Serene Gregg,
Media Obsesses Over Massacres,
Shocked When Copy Cats Appear
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Posted by M2 8/12/2019 10:23:29 AM Post Reply
On Saturday, a would-be gun man was thwarted from attacking a mosque near Oslo, Norway. According to progressive media blog The Guardian, the thwarted shooter “was inspired by recent white extremist attacks in New Zealand and the US.” The failed attacker “claimed he was ‘chosen’ by ‘Saint REDACTED’, the gunman who killed 51 people at mosques in New Zealand in March.” “My time is up, I was chosen by Saint REDACTED after all … We can’t let this continue, you gotta bump the race war threat in real life … it’s been fun,” one post reads. REDACTED is described as having “addressed the Muslim problem” while
Ilhan Omar Falsely Claims That
'White Men' Are Greater Threat Than Jihadis
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Posted by M2 8/12/2019 10:25:38 AM Post Reply
The famously winsome and charming Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), in a 2018 interview that recently resurfaced, fed the fires of the “white supremacist terror” hysteria when she asserted that “our country [no, not Somalia] should be more fearful of white men across our country because they are actually causing most of the deaths within this country.” She also offered a ready solution: “Profiling, monitoring, and creating policies to fight the radicalization of white men.” Amid a general clamor on the Left over “white supremacist terrorism,” this is even crazier than most claims, as commonplace as it is. But the reality is that the idea that there is a massive
Rev. Graham: “The Very Development &
Filming of ‘The Hunt’ Shows Just How
Sick Liberal Left in Hollywood Are”
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Posted by M2 8/12/2019 10:29:53 AM Post Reply
Even though the release of a film about men hunting supporters of President Donald Trump has been cancelled, the very fact that Hollywood greenlighted the project for development and production is a sign of the sickness that has infected the industry, Reverend Franklin Graham said Sunday. In a series of tweets replying to a story in “The Hill” reporting that the movie’s release has been cancelled in the wake of recent mass shootings, Rev. Graham denounced Universal’s “The Hunt,” a movie in which Trump supporters (dubbed, “deplorables” by Democrat Hillary Clinton) are hunted for sport. The approval, financing and production a film that suggests politically-motivated violence is acceptable
CNN’s Chris Cuomo Filmed Erupting at
Heckler Who Called Him ‘Fredo’:
‘I’ll F*cking Ruin Your Sh*t’
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Posted by M2 8/13/2019 6:24:46 AM Post Reply
CNN’s Chris Cuomo erupted at a man who apparently called him “Fredo,” in a video that went viral Monday night. The encounter between Cuomo and the man happened at a Shelter Island bar on Sunday. CNN’s Chris Cuomo Threatening Trump Supporter with Violence! “I’ll throw your punk ass down the stairs!”pic.twitter.com/QOmdxwivWX — THAT’S THE POINT with Brandon (@THEECONSTITUTI1) August 13, 2019 On 8/11/19 in Shelter Island, NY. My source that sent this in says he was just asking for a photo and thought his name was Fredo from being an avid listener of @RushLimbaughEIB — THAT’S THE POINT with Brandon (@THEECONSTITUTI1) August 13, 2019 “Punk-ass bitches from the right call me Fredo,” Cuomo told the man
Meanwhile, This Is What LGBTQ
Organizations Are Doing to Society
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Posted by M2 8/13/2019 6:32:22 AM Post Reply
Virtually every week, there seems to be another issue that preoccupies the country. But while our attention is focused on President Donald Trump, Google, Charlottesville, Russia, impeachment, Jeffrey Epstein, the next elections, racism, a trade war with China, the #MeToo movement or something else, LGBTQ organizations are quietly going about their work dismantling ethical norms, making a mockery of education, ruining innocent people's lives and destroying children's innocence. If you think this is overstated, here are some examples...Last month, a transgender weightlifter won multiple gold medals at the 2019 Pacific Games in Samoa. Laurel Hubbard of New Zealand won two gold medals and a silver in the three heavyweight categories
Federal Judge Continues Chelsea Manning’s
Confinement and $1000 a Day Fine
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Posted by M2 8/13/2019 8:56:53 AM Post Reply
MARC STEINER: Welcome to The Real News Network. I’m Marc Steiner. Good to have you with us. Chelsea Manning had been in jail 147 days when Federal Judge Anthony Trenga refused to reconsider the exorbitant fines levied against her. She now owes $38,000 in fines. That’s just a few days ago. If this keeps up, she could spend another 400 days in jail, owe at least $441,000 by the time this impaneled grand jury ends its term. Well, there’s little if any precedent in jailing and at the same time fining someone for contempt. Judge Trenga said, who was appointed, by the way, by George Bush in
Schumer to Urge Trump to Reallocate
$5 Billion In Border-Wall Money to Fight
Gun Violence, White Supremacy
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Posted by M2 8/13/2019 9:02:28 AM Post Reply
Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer is expected to formally petition President Trump to withdraw his request for $5 billion in border-wall funding and redirect the funds to combat “the dual scourges of gun violence and violent white supremacist extremism.” COMMENTS Schumer will ask that Trump reallocate the border-wall funds funds, which he appropriated without congressional consent by declaring a national emergency, to programs such as the Department of Homeland Security counter-violent extremism programs, FBI domestic terrorism investigations and Center for Disease Control gun violence research, Politico reported Monday.
10% of 2020 Voting Machines
Are Vulnerable to Hacking
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Posted by M2 8/13/2019 9:08:07 AM Post Reply
More than one in 10 voters could cast ballots on paperless voting machines in the 2020 general election, according to a new analysis, leaving their ballots vulnerable to hacking. A study released by the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law on Tuesday evaluates the state of the country’s election security six months before the New Hampshire primary and concludes that much more needs to be done. While there has been significant progress by states and the federal government since Russian agents targeted U.S. election systems before the 2016 presidential election, the analysis notes that many states have not
Joe Biden Pledges To Eliminate
All Trump Tax Cuts
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Posted by M2 8/13/2019 9:17:56 AM Post Reply
Joe Biden pledged to eliminate all of President Donald Trump’s tax cuts when campaigning in Iowa over the weekend. Biden, who has made no effort to hide his ambition to raise taxes if elected in 2020, told a crowd in the Hawkeye State that by eliminating the tax cuts Trump passed during his first year in office, the country could spend more on healthcare and other items. The former vice president, however, did not just promise to roll back some of the cuts for the wealthy, like his other 2020 competitors, but he pledged to “eliminate” all of them.
NY Post: Jeffrey Epstein Used
Bedsheet to Hang Himself
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Posted by M2 8/13/2019 9:20:56 AM Post Reply
Accused sex child trafficker Jeffrey Epstein was discovered Saturday inside his New York City prison cell with a bedsheet wrapped around his neck that was tied to his bunk bed. “The convicted pedophile, who was 6 feet tall, apparently killed himself by kneeling toward the floor and strangling himself with the makeshift noose, a law enforcement source said Monday,” according to the New York Post. Law enforcement received a call at 6:39 a.m. local time that Epstein was in cardiac arrest and was later pronounced dead at NewYork-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital. Epstein was facing charges of sex trafficking that stemmed from activities over a period of three years in the early 2000s.
Iranians on Holy Pilgrimage in Mecca
Chant ‘Death to America! Death to Israel!’
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Posted by M2 8/13/2019 9:22:41 AM Post Reply
Iranians who gathered in Islam’s holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia over the weekend for the annual hajj pilgrimage called for Israel’s destruction and chanted “Death to America.” Every year, millions of Muslims make the annual religious pilgrimage to Mecca, which began Friday. At a “disavowal of polytheists” ceremony in Mecca, the reading of a message from Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei reportedly prompted a crowd of Iranian hajj pilgrims to chant, “Death to America! Death to Israel! … America is the enemy of Allah! Israel is the enemy of Allah [and] should be erased from the face of the Earth!”
In Win for Due Process,
American Bar Association Voted
Against Affirmative Consent
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Posted by M2 8/13/2019 9:28:20 AM Post Reply
The American Bar Association's House of Delegates rejected a resolution to endorse the affirmative consent standard, which holds that an encounter should be considered assault unless each participant obtained a clear yes before every sexual act. The House of Delegates meets yearly, voting on whether to reject or adopt various proposals that then become formal ABA policy. The affirmative consent proposal went doubt to defeat by a vote of 256-165. The resolution called for state legislatures to "define consent in sexual assault cases as the assent of a person who is competent to give consent to engage in a specific act of sexual penetration, oral sex, or sexual contact" and "provide
Bully Gets Knocked Out By Brutal Punch
After Spitting On A Kid In Unbelievable Video
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Posted by M2 8/13/2019 10:48:23 AM Post Reply
)ne bully was taught a very harsh lesson in an unreal viral video. Watch the unbelievable video below. (video) It really doesn’t get much worse than that video above. Not at all. There’s nothing, and I mean nothing, that’s better than watching a bully get lit up. In a video posted on LiveLeak, a bully can be seen taunting and verbally going after a kid with an injured arm. Things escalated when he pushed the kid and spit on him. My friends, that was a very poor decision on the part of the bully. Another guy stepped in and absolutely obliterated him.
Bully Gets Knocked Out By Brutal Punch
After Spitting On A Kid In Unbelievable Video
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Posted by M2 8/13/2019 10:49:39 AM Post Reply

One bully was taught a very harsh lesson in an unreal viral video. Watch the unbelievable video below. (video) It really doesn’t get much worse than that video above. Not at all. There’s nothing, and I mean nothing, that’s better than watching a bully get lit up. In a video posted on LiveLeak, a bully can be seen taunting and verbally going after a kid with an injured arm. Things escalated when he pushed the kid and spit on him. My friends, that was a very poor decision on the part of the bully. Another guy stepped in and absolutely obliterated him.

Cuomo ridiculed for comparing
'Fredo' to N-word
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Posted by M2 8/13/2019 10:51:00 AM Post Reply
CNN anchor Chris Cuomo is facing backlash after suggesting that calling an Italian "Fredo" is equivalent to the N-word. Cuomo, 49, made the comparison after someone called him "Fredo," a reference to the weak character from The Godfather. “No, punk-ass b--ches from the Right call me ‘Fredo.’ My name is Chris Cuomo. I'm an anchor on CNN,” the newsman said. “‘Fredo’ was from The Godfather. He was a weak brother and they use that as an Italian slur — are any of you Italian?”
'Socialism' label hurts Democrats'
policies: Poll
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Posted by M2 8/13/2019 10:54:07 AM Post Reply
Labeling Democrats’ agenda “socialist” does leave a taint in voters’ minds, according to a poll released Tuesday by the American Action Network, which said there’s an opportunity for Republicans. In order to harness that opposition, the conservative-leaning group said, GOP politicians must figure out ways to connect the policies to harmful consequences for average voters. The AAN had the Tarrance Group poll 1,000 people in 30 congressional districts. To some, it posed questions with about a policy such as the Green New Deal and labeled it as socialist, while in other cases the socialist label was absent. It made a difference. “Highlighting the liberal view as ‘socialist’ creates +10 points of n
The White Supremacy Hoax replies
Posted by M2 8/13/2019 11:03:53 AM Post Reply
The specter of white supremacy haunts America. Let us empower the government to crush it. Just yesterday, “the deplorables” were to be deplored because they were “racist, sexist, homophobic,” clingers to “God and guns,” and Russian dupes to boot. Today, the agility and unanimity with which our politicians and media—heck, the ruling class—have shifted to indicting roughly 72 percent of the population as white supremacists, likely violent, would fill with envy their homologues in China, Cuba, North Korea, and other tyrannical places. By comparison, Joseph Goebbels had sloppy message discipline. Not even the Soviets in their salad days were so “on message!” One may suppose that our ruling class merely intends
California Readies New Anti-Semitic
Curriculum for High School Students
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Posted by M2 8/13/2019 11:08:20 AM Post Reply
alifornia plans on adding a big fat healthy dose of antisemitism into its high school curriculum. Perhaps this is why the Qatar foundations has been spending millions of dollars in the American education system? According to Adam Kredo at Free Beacon: The California Department of Education is facing backlash after permitting a host of anti-Israel activists t