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  • Two more states are dumping Christopher Columbus to celebrate indigenous people instead

    04/22/2019 6:44:39 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 42 replies
    CNN ^ | April 21, 2019 | By Christina Maxouris
    More states are ditching Christopher Columbus. Vermont and Maine are the latest to join the growing number of cities, states and municipalities that have renamed the October holiday for the people who lived in America long before the explorer arrived. The legislatures of both states passed bills last week that would change Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples' Day. The bills are awaiting the governors' signatures. ACLU of Maine Advocacy Director applauded the state's efforts.
  • Trump Calls Bernie Sanders Crazy, Praises Him in Private

    04/22/2019 5:51:14 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 13 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 22 April 2019 | Asawin Suebsaeng and Gideon Resnick
    To his rally-goers, Donald Trump openly craves a 2020 showdown with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), salivating at the prospect of getting to run against an elderly, self-declared democratic socialist. But in private, his view of a potential run against the senator is a lot more complex and less swaggeringly self-assured. Those around the president say he’s been of two minds when the topic of facing Sanders in 2020 comes up. While he sees the senator as a vulnerable opponent, he also has offered begrudging respect for his political acumen. Trump will—sometimes unprompted—bring up Sanders’ own working-class support, and acknowledge that...
  • Sanders: Boston Marathon bomber should be able to vote from prison

    04/22/2019 7:27:25 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/22/19 09:29 PM EDT | JONATHAN EASLEY
    Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders (I) argued Monday that all prisoners, including domestic terrorists like the Boston Marathon bomber, should have the right to vote while they are incarcerated. Speaking at a CNN town hall, Sanders was asked if he believes the right to vote should extend to serious criminals, such as Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who is in prison and has been sentenced to death. “If somebody commits a serious crime, sexual assault, murder, they’re going to be punished,” Sanders said. “They may be in jail 10 years, 20 years, 50 years, their whole life. That’s what happens when...
  • Delocation: The Slow Burn of Cash Forces N.Y. Companies to seek Alternate Locations

    04/22/2019 5:53:01 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 34 replies ^ | April 15, 2019 |  St Pete EDC
    According to recent data from the US Census Bureau, businesses and residents are exiting New York in droves, as the state lost more of its population than it gained between July 2017- July 2018. The Empire State lost 180,306 people— the biggest decrease of any U.S. state, with Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, and Delaware not far behind.  Even more, of the 25 cities that millennials are moving to, not a single one is in the Northeast, according to data on migration patterns from SmartAsset. With increasing tax burdens, skyrocketing housing costs, and brutal winter months, business owners and job seekers are saying enough...
  • Pelosi Urges Caution on Impeachment as Some Democrats Push to Begin

    04/22/2019 5:53:31 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 19 replies
    The New York Slimes ^ | 22 April 2019 | Nicholas Fandos
    WASHINGTON — Speaker Nancy Pelosi, confronting a Democratic divide over the findings of the special counsel, urged her caucus on Monday to hold off impeaching President Trump for now, even as she denounced the “highly unethical and unscrupulous behavior” that she said had dishonored his office. Her comments, outlined in a letter to House Democrats on Monday and a subsequent conference call with them, seemed designed to increase support for the investigations already begun, rather than impeachment. But the conference call exposed the persistent divisions that Ms. Pelosi is trying to bridge, as several Democrats questioned the cost of not...
  • Biden expected to announce presidential run, hold rally in Pittsburgh

    04/22/2019 5:00:39 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 30 replies
    WTRF ^ | Apr 22, 2019 07:14 PM EDT | WTRF Web Staff
    PITTSBURGH, Pa. (WTRF) - Former Vice President Joe Biden is expected to announce his intention to run for President in 2020 Wednesday. Following the announcement, many anticipate Biden to travel to Pittsburgh for a rally.
  • Flight attendants know the real job killer isn’t the Green New Deal. It’s climate change.

    04/22/2019 4:59:29 PM PDT · by Libloather · 76 replies
    Vox ^ | 4/17/19 | Sara Nelson
    **SNIP** In my 23 years as a flight attendant and president of our union representing 50,000 others, I know firsthand the threat climate change poses to our safety and our jobs. But flight attendants and airline workers have been told by some pundits that the Green New Deal, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey’s environmental proposal, will ground all air travel. That’s absurd. It’s not the solutions to climate change that kills jobs. Climate change itself is the job killer. Severe turbulence is becoming more frequent and intense due in part to climate change. Research indicates that rising CO2...
  • Pelosi Pens Letter To Her Fellows Dems: We Can't Proceed With Impeachment, You Know

    04/22/2019 4:34:13 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 53 replies ^ | April 22, 2019 | Beth Baumann
    Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Monday penned a letter to her Democratic colleagues about the Mueller report. Without coming out and directly saying it, Pelosi told her caucus she doesn't want to go through with impeachment proceedings against President Trump. The reason? The American people will see their proceedings as an act of "passion or prejudice," not one of "truth finding." Here's the full letter (emphasis mine): April 22, 2019 Dear Democratic Colleague, As you know, last Thursday's release of the redacted Mueller Report has caused a public outcry for truth and accountability. Since its release, our Committees of jurisdiction...
  • Trump has unleashed a roaring economy and that's really bad news for 2020 Democrats

    04/07/2019 8:24:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 22, 2019 | Charlie Kirk
    In his magnum opus work, “The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money,” published in 1936, John Maynard Keynes made famous the reference to “animal spirits” – those things that relate to the instincts and emotions that can drive human behavior. Keynes wrote of them in the context of economics. The passage which has become the stuff of economic legend reads: “Most, probably, of our decisions to do something positive, the full consequences of which will be drawn out over many days to come, can only be taken as the result of animal spirits – a spontaneous urge to action...
  • Donald Trump ‘will win landslide second election victory in 2020’

    04/07/2019 7:41:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Metro ^ | March 21, 2019 | Jimmy McCloskey
    Donald Trump will win a second term as US president by a landslide, a host of respected pollsters have claimed. Multiple economic surveys with a strong record of predicting presidential winners and losers say Trump will win next year’s midterm elections by a mile – as long as the economy stays strong. Donald Luskin, whose firm TrendMacrolytics correctly predicted Trump’s 2016 win, told Politico: ‘The economy is just so damn strong right now and by all historic precedent the incumbent should run away with it. ‘I just don’t see how the blue wall (18 US states and District of Columbia...
  • The Thing is, Trump will Probably Win 2020

    04/07/2019 7:16:59 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Bipartisan Press ^ | April 2, 2019 | Winston Wang
    Donald Trump’s presidency has been anything but predictable. It’s a continuous roller coaster and no one can really know what might follow, but underneath all the noise, the commander-in-chief has actually done a better job than many might have thought. Yes, the presidency has been controversial with Trump often angrily-tweeting from behind his phone, but has he worked enough to get re-elected as Democrats gear up to remove the businessman-turned-politician out of the White House? With a successful midterm election from the Democratic Party, one might think the president holds a bleak chance of regaining office, however, things might not...
  • Sanders Campaign Rips Buttigieg for Comparing Bernie Supporters to Trump Voters

    04/22/2019 2:27:06 PM PDT · by chief lee runamok · 44 replies
    breitbart ^ | 04/22/2019 | Tony Lee
    The co-chairs of Sen. Bernie Sanders’s (I-VT) presidential campaign ripped South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg on Sunday evening for comparing Sanders’s supporters to those who voted for President Donald Trump in 2016.
  • Trump wins over big donors who snubbed him in 2016

    04/22/2019 2:02:11 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 36 replies ^ | 04/22/2019 | ALEX ISENSTADT
    Deep-pocketed Republicans who snubbed Donald Trump in 2016 are going all in for him in 2020, throwing their weight behind a newly created fundraising drive that’s expected to dump tens of millions into his reelection coffers. The effort involves scores of high-powered businessmen, lobbyists and former ambassadors who raised big money for George W. Bush, John McCain and Mitt Romney — and who are now preparing to tap their expansive networks for Trump after rebuffing his first presidential bid. The project, which is closely modeled after the famed Pioneers network that helped to fuel Bush’s 2000 campaign, is slated to...
  • John Kerry on climate change, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and 2020 hopefuls

    04/22/2019 2:06:35 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | April 22, 2019 | By LACY SCARMANA, ANTHONY MARTINEZ
    As secretary of state under President Obama, Kerry was instrumental in the 2016 signing of the international Paris climate agreement. Last year, the Trump administration announced its intent to withdraw from the agreement. "It's ideological, and frankly, it's short-sighted and it's stupid and it's dangerous," Kerry said. "President Trump's decision to pull out of Paris will cost lives, lives of Americans. It will cost billions of dollars." "There are countless economic analyses that show it is cheaper to make the investments and do the things we need to do now to prevent the damage than it is to wait for...
  • Wow: Ocasio-Cortez says we don’t need to reform the SCANDAL-ridden VA; ‘If it ain’t broke…’

    04/22/2019 12:41:23 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 38 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 4/22/19 | Jon Dougherty
    We are continually amazed at how tone-deaf freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) is when it comes to the issues of the day and wonder a) if she has anyone on her staff who is versed in them; and b) if not, why not? Because she really needs someone who is; she would avoid a great many faux pas if she did. Take her latest comments on the scandal-ridden Veterans Administration; she claims it “ain’t broke” so we ought not to be fixin’ it. At a town hall event in New York last week, she actually argued that the system provides...
  • Latino vote expected to be major factor for Trump

    04/22/2019 12:16:05 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 16 replies ^ | Monday, April 22, 2019 | J.M. Phelps
    Hispanics for Trump A national immigration analyst says President Donald Trump's popularity is continuing to grow among Hispanic Americans – a segment of the American population that's projected to become the largest voting minority in the 2020 presidential election. "Latinos are paying attention to what President Trump is doing," says Maria Espinoza, national director of The Remembrance Project, adding that they're also welcoming "the results of his America First policies." The Remembrance Project, a Texas-based not-for-profit, honors and remembers Americans and legal residents who have been killed by illegal aliens. Trump's approval among Hispanics is certainly seen in the polls,...
  • NYC Mayor de Blasio: ‘We Are Going to Ban’ Glass and Steel Skyscrapers

    04/22/2019 9:28:36 AM PDT · by rktman · 139 replies ^ | 4/22/2019 | Aidan McLaughlin
    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said on MSNBC Monday morning his city will ban “inefficient” steel and glass skyscrapers as part of their Green New Deal. While Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal sputtered in Washington D.C., her home city of New York has embraced key pillars of the plan. When asked about it on Morning Joe, de Blasio outlined the proposal. “We are making the Green New Deal come alive here in New York City,” he said. “It’s three very basic ideas. One, the biggest source of emissions in New York City is buildings.”
  • Bill de Blasio says Green New Deal will ban ‘inefficient’ steel and glass skyscrapers.

    04/22/2019 11:40:09 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 103 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/22/2019 | Lucia I. Suarez Sang
    f the Big Apple is to become the Green Apple, it will have to ban the steel and glass towers that form its signature skyline, according to Mayor Bill de Blasio. De Blasio, speaking on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” said that city’s most iconic structures – the tall skyscrapers seen from miles away – are the “biggest source of emissions” in New York City. The drastic change, and a switch to only renewable energy within five years, are necessary for Gotham to embrace the Green New Deal, de Blasio said.
  • The Left’s Bizarre, Irrational Hatred of MAGA

    04/22/2019 8:49:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies ^ | April 22, 2019 | Rachel Alexander
    Make America Great Again is a patriotic slogan that President Trump uses. It’s no different than phrases like “America the Beautiful” or “Let Freedom Ring.” But because it has become associated with Trump and Republicans, the left has developed an irrational hatred of it. The left is committing acts of violence against conservatives merely for wearing a MAGA hat. The hat doesn’t even say Donald Trump or Republican on it. It’s fairly tame free speech. But the left has become increasingly intolerant of free speech in recent years. And while acts of violence are committed against conservatives wearing MAGA hats,...
  • Ilhan Omar Slammed U.S. Soldiers Involved in ‘Black Hawk Down’ Incident

    04/22/2019 10:14:35 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 99 replies ^ | April 22, 2019 | John Rossomando
    The United States Army was the villain in the “Black Hawk Down” incident in Somalia, U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., wrote in a 2017 Twitter post. Omar, a Somali native elected to Congress last fall, was responding to a tweet that falsely described the 1993 Battle of Mogadishu as the worst terrorist attack in Somali history. The original tweet noted that 19 American soldiers were killed and 73 American soldiers were wounded. “In his selective memory, [the writer] forgets to also mention the thousands of Somalis killed by the American forces that day! #NotTodaySatan,” Omar wrote while still a Minnesota...