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  • Poll: Majority Backs AOC’s 70 Percent Top Marginal Tax Rate

    01/19/2019 12:30:00 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 55 replies
    NYMAG ^ | 15 January 2019 | Eric Levitz
    Earlier this month, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez went on national television and said that the United States should tax incomes above $10 million at a 70 percent rate. In response, some centrist pundits pronounced the Democratic Party dead by political suicide: National Journal reporter Josh Kraushaar argued that, while congresswoman Rashida Tlaib’s profane call for Trump’s impeachment was getting more attention, Ocasio-Cortez “calling for a 70 percent tax rate on the nation’s most-watched news show a whole lot more politically damaging for Ds.” There was never much evidence for this assessment. In public opinion polls, raising taxes on the rich consistently ranks...
  • Report on Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Cancer NOW SAYS She Contracted Pneumonia – Is Fighting for Her Life

    01/17/2019 10:25:48 AM PST · by WWG1WWA · 192 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 1/17/19 | Jim Hoft
    Title had to be truncated: BREAKING: First Media Outlet to Report on Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Cancer NOW SAYS She Contracted Pneumonia – Is Fighting for Her Life Now The Santa Monica Observer says Ruth Bader Ginsburg has pneumonia and is fighting for her life. And… That Ginsburg will retire in January.
  • Death At National Park Unreported For Week Amid Government Shutdown: Report [huff post]

    01/04/2019 6:59:44 PM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 51 replies
    Huffington Post via Yahoo! ^ | 1/4/19 | Antonia Blumberg
    A visitor at Yosemite National Park reportedly fell to his death on Christmas Day, and the incident went unreported until now due to the ongoing government shutdown, a National Park Service spokesman said. “The incident remains under investigation, which is taking longer than usual because of the shutdown,” Andrew Muñoz, a public affairs officer for the National Park Service, told Outside Magazine Thursday. “A news release wasn’t issued because of the shutdown. We aren’t releasing more details.” NPS representatives did not respond to HuffPost’s requests for comment. (The NPS has said media lines would also be impacted by the shutdown.)...
  • Retired Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal: President Donald Trump immoral, doesn't tell the truth.

    12/30/2018 8:05:20 PM PST · by carriage_hill · 145 replies
    ABCNews ^ | 12/30/2018 | ROEY HADAR
    The former top commander of U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan, retired four-star Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal, criticized President Donald Trump's behavior and handling of the presidency, saying the commander-in-chief is dishonest and immoral. “I don’t think he tells the truth,” McChrystal said in an exclusive interview on “This Week” when asked by Co-Anchor Martha Raddatz if he believes the president is a liar. “Is Trump immoral, in your view?” Raddatz asked. “I think he is,” he said.
  • Selling your Soul to Satan for Fame and Fortune has Consequences

    12/25/2018 11:14:11 PM PST · by vannrox · 92 replies
    Exposing Satanism ^ | 21SEP17 | Jon Watkins
    Lady Gaga says: “Fibromyalgia Is Punishment for Joining the Illuminati” Excerpted from Your News Wire – Lady Gaga believes her illness is a physical manifestation of the dark forces that seized control of her body and soul after she joined the Illuminati early in her career, according to production staff from Gaga’s new documentary. The Netflix produced Gaga: Five Foot Two is a warts-and-all documentary portrait of the troubled star – or at least it appears to, with fly-on-the-wall footage of rehearsals, studio sessions, public appearances, private late-night conversations, medical appointments, and multiple tearful breakdowns. Describing scenes from the documentary...
  • SARAH SANDERS TORCHES COMEY TESTIMONY AFTER SECOND CONGRESSIONAL HEARING

    12/18/2018 6:46:57 AM PST · by Steve1999 · 11 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2018-12-18 21:00 | Saagar Enjeti
    White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders went after FBI Director James Comey after he delivered the second round of testimony on Capitol Hill Monday, in an evening tweet. Comey’s testimony marks the second time in recent weeks he has appeared before joint House committees to investigate his decision-making process and knowledge of investigations ranging from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server to the Trump 2016 campaign.
  • CNN's Gloria Borger: Source close to Cohen says he has 'the goods'

    11/29/2018 6:39:49 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 73 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/29/18 | Emily Birnbaum
    CNN chief political analyst Gloria Borger on Thursday said a source close to Michael Cohen told her that Cohen has "the goods" on his former boss, President Trump. "'Michael has the goods,'" Borger said on CNN, reading her source's quote. "'He has extremely valuable information.'" Cohen, Trump's longtime fixer and attorney, pleaded guilty Thursday for misstatements he made to Congress while testifying about his contacts with Russians during the 2016 presidential campaign. Cohen appeared in a federal court in Manhattan after reaching a plea deal with special counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating ties between Trump's presidential campaign and Russia....
  • Obama Created More Jobs In His Last 21 Months Than Trump Created in His First 21 Months

    11/06/2018 4:30:18 PM PST · by EveningStar · 60 replies
    Second Nexus ^ | November 5, 2018 | Alan Jude Ryland
    Ed Henry, the chief national correspondent for Fox News, fact-checked weekend ‘Fox & Friends’ host Pete Hegseth on Saturday after Hegseth claimed that former President Barack Obama should not be given credit for the healthy economy.Hegseth began:“Democrats want to talk about health care. They don’t want to talk about immigration. They can’t talk about the economy. I mean Barack Obama is trying to say he rebuilt the economy.”At which point Henry chimed in: “You’ve read the numbers, I’m sure. Barack Obama created more jobs in his final 21 months than President [Donald] Trump has created in his first 21. I’m not saying...
  • Jewish leaders tell Trump he's not welcome in Pittsburgh until he denounces white nationalism

    10/28/2018 4:10:50 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 224 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/28/18 | Morgan Gstalter
    <p>A group of Jewish leaders told President Trump that he is no longer welcome in Pittsburgh until he denounces white nationalism following the shooting at a synagogue there over the weekend.</p> <p>Eleven members of the Pittsburgh affiliate of Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice penned a letter to Trump following the Saturday shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue.</p>
  • Random Thoughts on PC Sports

    10/27/2018 1:08:44 PM PDT · by sodpoodle · 16 replies
    email from a friend | 10/27/2018 | email to Clarence Page
    No matter which side you are on in the matter of renaming the Washington Redskins, this is funny. This guy is hilarious. Here is an e-mail sent to Clarence Page of the Chicago Tribune after an article he published concerning a name change for the Washington Redskins. Dear Mr. Page: I agree with our Native American population. I am highly insulted by the racially charged name of the Washington Redskins. One might argue that to name a professional football team after Native Americans would exalt them as fine warriors, but nay, nay. We must be careful not to offend, and...
  • Wile E. Democrat sent those 'bombs'!

    10/24/2018 12:09:41 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 132 replies
    This is the supposed 'bomb'.Observations: TWO wires? That's Road Runner Show material. Two wires doubles the chance of a screwup. A skilled operator would put ONE wire in ONE end, that wire consisting of two leads. And put each wire on OPPOSITE ENDS? What, are you planning to run current through the entire payload? How about you simply run the one wire to a detonator device? And look at the timer. It's HUGE. You could definitely get the same job done with a much smaller, much more efficient device... and even pack it into the pipe. This setup screams "Look...
  • Elizabeth Warren releases DNA analysis backing Native American ancestry claims

    10/15/2018 4:47:18 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 279 replies
    Boston25News.com ^ | October 15, 2018
    Senator Elizabeth Warren has released an analysis of her DNA showing that she has Native American blood. An analysis of Warren's DNA sample showed she had a Native American ancestor in her family dating back six to 10 generations. The release of the analysis comes after President Trump has mocked her repeatedly for her claim that she has Native American blood and called her "Pocahontas." Critics have charged that Warren has advanced her career with a narrative she is a descendant of Cherokee and Delaware tribes. A report released Monday says that the majority of Warren's ancestry is European but...
  • Red wave? Not so fast, Republicans

    10/07/2018 8:06:37 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 87 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/07/18 10:00 AM EDT | DOUGLAS SCHOEN, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR
    Many Republicans believe that the Senate vote to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court will shift the tide of a blue wave and increase Republican enthusiasm as we approach the November midterm elections. There is, however, a stronger chance that Democrats will benefit the most, politically, from the confirmation of a new justice. Indeed, Democrats will make significant gains among female voters who are deeply troubled with the way that Senate Republicans handled the very serious and very credible allegation of sexual assault made against Justice Kavanaugh by Christine Blasey Ford in her testimony before the Senate Judiciary...
  • California professor Christine Ford claims Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her: 'It derailed me'

    09/16/2018 12:06:55 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 500 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/16/2018 | Greg Re
    The woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault came forward with her explosive allegations on Sunday, saying the supposed attack "derailed me substantially for four or five years" and claiming that the episode rendered her "unable to have healthy relationships with men." The woman, Christine Ford, is a professor at Palo Alto University, according to The Washington Post, which published her account on Sunday. Her decision to go public caps a whirlwhind week that began when Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., sent shockwaves through Washington by releasing a statement saying she turned over information about Kavanaugh from an...
  • Read the letter Christine Blasey Ford sent accusing Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct

    09/16/2018 4:49:34 PM PDT · by Magnatron · 211 replies
    CNN Fake News ^ | July 30 2018 | Christine Blasey Ford
    Senator Dianne Feinstein Dear Senator Feinstein; I am writing with information relevant in evaluating the current nominee to the Supreme Court. As a constituent, I expect that you will maintain this as confidential until we have further opportunity to speak. Brett Kavanaugh physically and sexually assaulted me during high school in the early 1980's. He conducted these acts with the assistance of REDACTED. Both were one to two years older than me and students at a local private school. The assault occurred in a suburban Maryland area home at a gathering that included me and four others. Kavanaugh physically pushed...
  • Energized against Donald Trump, Democrats reach +14 in the midterms

    09/04/2018 4:23:10 PM PDT · by vannrox · 138 replies
    ABC ^ | 4sep18 | Gary Langer
    With their supporters energized in opposition to Donald Trump, Democrats hold their widest advantage in midterm election vote preferences since 2006, when they seized control of both houses of Congress. Rebounding from a tighter contest in the spring, Democratic House candidates now lead their Republican opponents nationally by 52-38 percent among registered voters in a new ABC News/Washington Post poll – a lead that holds up across a range of likely voter models.
  • Michael Cohen's lawyer has done real damage to the case against Trump

    08/27/2018 7:14:37 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 22 replies
    News Times ^ | 8/27/2018 | Aaron Blake
    One of the most bizarre aspects of the investigations engulfing the Trump administration is the lawyers involved. Here we have a presidency on the line, and this is Trump's team? The top legal spokesmen for each side are . . . Rudy Giuliani and Lanny Davis!? Up until this point, though, Giuliani was the Great Contradictor and Davis was merely a colorful character. Now that has changed in a big way. In a new interview with The Washington Post's Tom Hamburger and Rosalind S. Helderman, Davis is backing off two massive claims he made in recent weeks, including that former...
  • Why Trump Won’t Be the GOP Nominee in 2020

    08/07/2018 7:13:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 135 replies
    The American Prospect ^ | August 7, 2018 | Robert Kuttner, Co-Founder and Co-Editor
    There is a saying attributed to various wise men: “Never make predictions, especially about the future.” Allow me to tempt fate and offer some musings about the 2020 election and America’s democratic future: The Republicans. I will be amazed if Donald Trump is the Republican nominee. The water around him is rising fast, and he is likely to be long gone by 2020, either via impeachment or resignation in a deal that spares him prosecution. Trump’s Sunday morning tweet admitted that a June 2016 Trump Tower meeting between campaign aides and a Kremlin-linked lawyer was designed to “get information on...
  • (Florida) ‘Stand your ground’ law protects shooter in deadly fight over parking space: sheriff

    07/21/2018 10:33:56 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 311 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 20, 2018 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    An argument over a handicapped parking spot at a convenience store in Florida led to a fatal shooting and the man who pulled the trigger won’t be arrested under the state’s “stand your ground” self-defense law, authorities said. Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri told reporters during a Friday press conference that Thursday’s shooting death of Markeis McGlockton, a 28-year-old father of three, is “within the bookends of stand your ground and within the bookends of force being justified,” the Tampa Bay Times reports. “I’m not saying I agree with it, but I don’t make that call,” Gualtieri told reporters, adding...
  • EU warns Trump: Retaliation for car import tariffs may cost US $300bn

    07/01/2018 2:57:55 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 64 replies
    US president Donald Trump’s threat to hit car imports with punitive tariffs risks sparking global retaliation against as much as $300 billion of US products, Brussels has warned. The warning is the first time that the European Commission, in a written submission to the US Department of Commerce seen by the Financial Times, has set out a detailed response to Mr. Trump’s threat to slam punitive tariffs on imported vehicles, with EU capitals increasingly convinced that the unpredictable US president will act soon. Mr. Trump on Sunday said that the EU was “as bad” as China when it came to...