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  • The fight over Confederate statues could make or break Democrats

    08/18/2017 10:50:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Vice News ^ | August 18, 2017 | Alex Thompson
    In February of 2003, then-aspiring Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean got applause at a Democratic National Committee meeting when he argued that “white folks in the South who drive pickup trucks with Confederate flag decals on the back ought to be voting with us.” More than a decade later, in the wake of the violent white supremacist rally surrounding a statue of Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville, Virginia, last wekend and President Trump’s full-throated defense of Confederate monuments, the politics have changed. What used to be a series of low-key, local fights has turned into a party-defining wedge issue with...
  • 13 NFL players called members of Congress in effort to advance Sen. Cory Booker's PRIDE Act

    07/08/2017 7:40:28 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | July 7, 2017 | Evan Grossman
    Activist NFL players continue to seek social change far from the football field. On Thursday, 13 players working toward criminal justice reform hit the phones to call members of Congress in an effort to advance Sen. Cory Booker's (D, N.J.) Police Reporting Information Data and Evidence (PRIDE) Act. Booker re-introduced the measure in May, which would make grants available to states that both make use-of-force law enforcement policies publicly available, and also report specific information about any incident involving the shooting of a civilian by a law enforcement officer. The grants would then be used to establish reporting systems to...
  • Cory Booker: Planned Parenthood Supporters Brave Like the Men Who Stormed the Beach at Normandy

    06/29/2017 6:10:13 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 50 replies
    Mediaite ^ | June 29, 2017 | Joe Bilello
    Did you ever see the beginning of “Saving Private Ryan“? Cory Booker and those who fight against the proposed defunding of Planned Parenthood apparently know just how those soldiers must have felt. On Tuesday, Senate Democrats held a “People’s Filibuster” against the GOP’s proposed repeal of ObamaCare, livestreaming the event on Facebook. The rally included representatives from Planned Parenthood, the Center for American Progress, the American Federation of Teachers as well as elected officials like Senators Chris Van Hollen, Cory Booker, Bernie Sanders and Jeff Merkley.
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 28 May 2017

    05/28/2017 4:23:41 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 187 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 28 May 2017 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows May 28th, 2017 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly; Sens. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Bill Cassidy, R-La.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Kelly; Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn.; former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Defense Secretary Jim Mattis.THIS WEEK (ABC): Kelly; Rep. Adam Schitf, D-Calif.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Sens. Linda Graham, R-S.C., and Cory Booker, D-N.J.; Mayor Rahm Emanuel of Chicago.
  • Cory Booker: 'I am not open to being president'

    01/22/2017 7:39:39 AM PST · by SMGFan · 50 replies
    New Jersey Democratic Sen. Cory Booker said Saturday he is not planning to run for president in 2020, telling CNN's Brooke Baldwin he wants to instead focus on running an effective opposition to the Trump administration. "Too many things can happen that can hurt people in our nation and around the globe if this President isn't checked," Booker told Baldwin, speaking at the Women's March in Washington. "Right now, I don't care about 2020. I don't care about 2018."
  • Sheriff Clarke on Sen. Booker: 'He Lied About Jeff Sessions' and 'Stabbed Him In The Back'

    01/17/2017 3:53:31 PM PST · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    CNSNews ^ | January 17, 2017 | Michael W. Chapman
    In reaction to liberal Senator Cory Booker's (D-N.J.) testimony against attorney general-nominee and fellow Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke said Booker's remarks were "phony," that "he lied about Jeff Sessions," and that he acted like a "poor man's Obama." Clarke added that Booker first called Sessions his "friend" and then "he turned around and just stabbed him in the back" with his testimony. VIDEO: Sheriff Clarke on Sen. Booker: 'He Lied About Jeff Sessions' and 'Stabbed Him In The Back' On the Jan. 11 edition of Fox's Hannity, host Sean Hannity asked Clarke, “Let me ask...
  • In Historic Move, Sen. Booker to Testify Against Sessions

    01/10/2017 3:57:46 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 90 replies
    NBC News ^ | Alex Johnson and Frank Thorp V
    Sen. Cory Booker, D-New Jersey, will apparently make history this week when he testifies before the Judiciary Committee against Sen. Jeff Sessions' nomination for attorney general in hearings that begin Tuesday. Booker's office said Monday that the Senate historian had been unable to find any previous instance of a sitting senator's testifying against a fellow sitting senator nominated for a Cabinet position. Noting that "I'm breaking a pretty long Senate tradition," Booker said Monday on MSNBC's "All In": "We've seen Jeff Sessions — that's Senator Jeff Sessions — consistently voting against or speaking out against key ideals of the...
  • The race for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination is now open

    11/27/2016 8:55:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 78 replies
    The Washington Post's Politics ^ | November 27, 2016 | Chris Cillizza
    By Election Day, ambitious Democrats had already resigned themselves to an eight-year wait for their chance in the national spotlight. Hillary Clinton was an overwhelming favorite against Donald Trump and, assuming she won, running a primary challenge against her in four years would be a fool’s errand. Then Clinton lost. Although this most stunning upset in modern presidential history has produced (and will produce) a thousand aftershocks, one of the most unlikely and important is that the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020 is now open. That opening is made all the more remarkable by the fact that there is simply...
  • Booker 2020 Back Chatter Begins

    11/15/2016 6:55:46 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 29 replies
    The Observer ^ | November 9, 2016 | Max Pizzaro
    As most Democrats try to peel themselves off the canvas today or simply choose to lie there inert for as long as it takes to not be seen or heard or to see or hear, sources close to U.S. Senator Cory Booker began quietly pounding the 2020 war drums for their guy. The Donald Trump stunned Hillary Clinton apparently had Booker on her VP short list, but opted instead for Virginia Senator Tim Kaine, who was supposed to pull Virginia and North Carolina for the doomed ticket. Kaine barely squeaked Virginia, but fumbled away NC, and appears hardly muscled up...
  • Booker a hit with Iowa Democrats

    07/28/2016 2:58:59 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 13 replies
    The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier ^ | July 28, 2016 | Erin Murphy
    PHILADELPHIA — As Cory Booker left a room full of Iowa Democrats, shaking hands and snapping selfies as he went, a man approached him and declared, “I hope to work for you in 2024!” During this week’s Democratic National Convention, Booker has helped his already-rising political star among Democrats, including from first-in-the-nation voting Iowa. The U.S. senator from New Jersey gave a well-received address to the convention earlier this week. On Wednesday morning he was similarly well received when he spoke to Iowa Democrats. Booker burst on the national scene years ago, first as mayor of Newark and then in...
  • Democrats' Mentions of Trump on Pace to Exceed RNC References to Clinton (138 on day one)

    07/26/2016 8:31:25 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 12 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jul 26, 2016, 12:35 AM ET | Adam Kelsey
    After watching Republicans invoke Hillary Clinton’s name almost 300 times in just four days last week at their convention, Democrats returned the favor on day one of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. The terms “Donald,” “Trump” or “Donald Trump” appeared in an ABC News transcript of the DNC 138 times unique times on Monday, including references to the Republican nominee as well as buildings, the university named for Trump and even the businessman’s line of steaks. Among notable speakers during the evening session of the convention, Trump was extremely popular. Major speakers such as New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker...
  • I wonder who wrote Corie Bookers's speech?

    07/25/2016 6:58:33 PM PDT · by cradle of freedom · 65 replies
    Corie Booker is quite the preacher, I wonder who wrote that pseudo "inspiring" speech?
  • DNC Convention Live Thread

    07/25/2016 1:09:49 PM PDT · by harwood · 1,560 replies
    For those who can bear to watch. I am watching on C-SPAN.
  • US arrests suicide bomb suspect in Kansas: Justice Dept (was doing it in the name of ISIS)

    04/10/2015 11:13:38 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 20 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 4/10/2015
    Washington (AFP) - The US Justice Department said Friday it arrested an Islamic State sympathizer who was plotting to carry out a suicide bomb attack on a US military base in Kansas. John T. Booker Jr, 20, is charged with "attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction... attempting to damage property by means of an explosive and one count of attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant," the Justice Department said. Booker was arrested earlier Friday near the Kansas city of Manhattan "as he made his final preparations for his planned assault"...
  • Cory Booker: Some Violent Crimes Should Not Be Defined as Violent Crimes

    05/18/2016 8:57:42 PM PDT · by george76 · 38 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 17 May 2016 | Katie McHugh
    New Jersey Democratic Sen. Cory Booker, who supports a pending sentencing reform bill that would reduce sentences for violent criminals, wants America to have a “candid conversation” about what violent crimes should be treated as violent crimes. ... Booker is a supporter of the bipartisan Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2015 (SRCA), which is being pushed by House Speaker Paul Ryan, resident Barack Obama ... Not likely to be included in this conversation: Victims of crime, such as Army veteran Stanley Carter. He died after Malcolm B. Benson robbed and shot him at a Detroit bus stop in September...
  • Ivanka Trump Switches Teams For Cory Booker [07/17/2013]

    10/16/2015 3:06:03 PM PDT · by JediJones · 42 replies
    ABC News ^ | 07/17/13 | Alisa Wiersema
    ...a high-profile event in New York City hosted by Ivanka Trump and her husband, businessman Jared Kushner. According to RollCall.com, Trump and Kushner have bundled contributions totaling more than $40,000 for Booker's campaign... Trump's involvement with a Democratic campaign is a sharp contrast to her family's tendency to side with Republican candidates in the past. In 2012, she and real estate mogul father Donald Trump praised Mitt Romney's business sense and endorsed him in the presidential election against Barack Obama.
  • Democrat Senators Push "CECIL ACT" To Ban Import Of Trophy Animals

    08/04/2015 4:03:02 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 39 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 4, 2015 | Awr Hawkins
    Amid the anti-trophy hunting hysteria sweeping certain parts of the country following the death of Cecil the Lion, Democrat senators have introduced the Conserving Ecosystems by Ceasing the Importation of Large (CECIL) Animal Trophies Act.
  • Friends of New Jersey Senator Cory Booker raking in the dough

    06/18/2015 8:21:30 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 2 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/18/15 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    The crazy corrupt corporation known as Newark Watershed Conservation Development Corporation (NWC) picks up about $10 MILLION a year from taxpayers to run a shadow government that allegedly funnels largess into the pockets of pals of US Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ). But true to form, New England media lefties zip their lips while pulling “SEND” off of their keyboards. And did we expect anything else? Reformers like Jeff Tittel of the Sierra Club calls the NWC the “Newark Watershed Development & Corruption Corp.” Supposedly set up to run land holdings around northwest New Jersey reservoirs, Tittel says, “the NWCDC was...
  • Kansas man accused of plotting to detonate bomb at Fort Riley military base

    04/10/2015 1:15:12 PM PDT · by VR-21 · 23 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 10 April 2015
    A 20-year-old Kansas man plotted to kill American soldiers with a vehicle bomb at the Fort Riley military base, an attack he planned to carry out on behalf of the ISIS terror group, prosecutors announced Friday. John T. Booker, also known as Mohammed Abdullah Hassan, was arrested as part of a lengthy FBI investigation. Federal authorities said he was arrested near the army base in Manhattan, Kansas, as he completed final preparations to detonate the bomb, which had, in fact, been rendered inert while he was under FBI surveillance. “As alleged in the complaint, John Booker attempted to attack U.S....
  • Corruption Charges Against Menendez Could Be Good News For Christie

    03/06/2015 4:29:15 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 11 replies
    fivethirtyeight.com ^ | Harry Enten
    The Department of Justice is preparing to charge New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez with corruption. Menendez, a Democrat, may not leave office quietly — his term isn’t up until 2018 — but if he does resign, it could present Republican Gov. Chris Christie with an opportunity to get back in the good graces of conservatives statewide and around the country. That’s because Christie would get to choose both the temporary replacement for Menendez and the date of a special election to fill the seat. Christie could choose a moderate Republican such as state Sen. Tom Kean Jr. or former Rep....