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  • Holder: If Trump directed Cohen to lie, impeachment proceedings ‘must begin’

    01/18/2019 6:34:25 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 106 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/18/19 | Tal Axelrod
    Former Attorney General Eric Holder called for impeachment proceedings to begin if a report from Buzzfeed News saying President Trump directed Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about plans to build a Trump Tower in Moscow during the 2016 presidential campaign are true. “If true - and proof must be examined - Congress must begin impeachment proceedings,” Holder tweeted Friday. “[William] Barr must refer, at a minimum, the relevant portions of material discovered by Mueller. This is a potential inflection point,” he added, referring to Trump’s nominee for attorney general. Holder, who is reportedly considering a 2020 presidential run, has...
  • President Trump Directed His Attorney To Lie To Congress About The Moscow Tower Project

    01/17/2019 8:04:48 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 76 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | 01/17/19 | Jason Leopold
    President Donald Trump directed his longtime attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about negotiations to build a Trump Tower in Moscow, according to two federal law enforcement officials involved in an investigation of the matter. Trump also supported a plan, set up by Cohen, to visit Russia during the presidential campaign, in order to personally meet President Vladimir Putin and jump-start the tower negotiations. “Make it happen,” the sources said Trump told Cohen. And even as Trump told the public he had no business deals with Russia, the sources said Trump and his children, Ivanka and Donald Trump Jr.,...
  • John Kasich signs with CNN as senior political commentator

    01/15/2019 9:55:41 AM PST · by C19fan · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | January 15, 2019 | Brian Stelter
    John Kasich's time as Ohio governor just came to an end. And his time as a CNN commentator just began. On Tuesday morning CNN announced that Kasich is the newest addition to the network's stable of commentators. He will appear as a guest across an array of CNN programs. Kasich's first appearance will be on "Cuomo Prime Time" on Tuesday night. His hiring was first reported by Axios on Tuesday morning.
  • Vanity - I Was Hoping For More From Trump's Speech

    01/08/2019 7:55:48 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 174 replies
    Vanity | January 8, 2018 | Pinkbell
    I hoped for a long time for him to do this address, but I thought, while okay, it could have been better in terms of detail. I was hoping for something longer and infused with stats. I'm afraid what we heard was general comments usually made. I would have had border patrol there if I could have & local sheriffs - have a couple step forward & give their experience at the border & the impact a wall has had in the places where it is and would have. I guess the format I'd have used is: ~Number of illegal...
  • Moose wanders into Alaska hospital for a 'morning snack'

    01/08/2019 10:53:42 AM PST · by Red Badger · 50 replies
    www.foxnews.com ^ | By Lucia I. Suarez Sang
    Doctors, staff and patients at a hospital in Alaska’s largest city got the surprise of a lifetime when a large moose wandered inside for a quick snack. Video footage captured Monday by a worker at Alaska Regional Hospital in Anchorage shows the moose poking around some greenery near an entrance before it starts gazing in the camera’s direction. “Didn’t think we’d have a pet moose,” Stephanie Hupton, who works in billing at a physical therapy office inside the hospital and captured the footage, told the Associated Press. She told KTUU that she started recording after a patient mentioned to security...
  • The Economics of Soaking the Rich [Krugman <3 A.O.C.]

    01/05/2019 7:52:06 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 59 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | Jan. 5, 2018 | The Nobel Prize Winner Himself
    I have no idea how well Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will perform as a member of Congress. But her election is already serving a valuable purpose. You see, the mere thought of having a young, articulate, telegenic nonwhite woman serve is driving many on the right mad — and in their madness they’re inadvertently revealing their true selves. […] The controversy of the moment involves AOC’s advocacy of a tax rate of 70-80 percent on very high incomes, which is obviously crazy, right? I mean, who thinks that makes sense? Only ignorant people like … um, Peter Diamond, Nobel laureate in economics...
  • Border Wall A Symbol Of Our Symbolic Politics

    12/28/2018 8:53:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 28, 2018 | Jonah Goldberg
    As we close out 2018 with a partial government shutdown merely adding some extra spice to the monotonous stew of political rage served daily, it's worth noting that the primary sticking point isn't an ideological split over border security, nor is it the recalcitrance of the president or the Democrats. It's about symbolism, for want of a better word. I am in no way trying to minimize the disagreement. We often dismiss controversies or concerns by waving our hands and saying something like, "Oh, that's merely symbolic," as if the meaning we give to symbols is somehow irrelevant compared with...
  • Angelina Jolie doesn’t rule out move into politics

    12/28/2018 6:29:18 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 28, 2018
    Angelina Jolie has not ruled out a move into politics — and has joked that she might be tough enough to take the rough and tumble that comes with it. The American actress and U.N. envoy told BBC radio she “can take a lot on the chin” — a possible reference to her bitter divorce from Brad Pitt. […] Jolie is a special envoy for the U.N. refugee agency. She used her slot as a “guest editor” on the BBC to highlight refugee issues in the Middle East. …
  • Rep. Jackson Lee: Christmas ‘Is a Holy Time’ When ‘We Must Ensure Our Government Is Provided For’

    12/27/2018 6:01:26 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 56 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 27, 2018 | 5:02 PM EST | CNSNews.com Staff
    Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D.-Texas) took to the House floor on Dec. 12 to explain why, especially in the Christmas season, a shutdown of the federal government should be avoided. “This is a season where many in our Nation draw together with families and worship and celebrate,” Jackson Lee said. “It is a very honored time,” she said. “People of the Christian faith are engaged in the recognition and acknowledgment of the birth of baby Jesus. It is a holy time. It is a time when families need resources. Government workers need to ensure that their families are provided for,...
  • Pork pulled: Plug jerked out of beacon of bacon delight (BACON THREAD ALERT!)

    12/20/2018 7:18:33 PM PST · by dayglored · 26 replies
    The Register ^ | Dec 18, 2018 | Richard Speed
    Student vending machine project comes to a closeThe Vending Machine It is with great sadness that we must announce the passing of the Ohio Pork Council's bacon vending machine after an all-too-short sojourn at the Meat Sciences Department of Ohio State University.The vending machine allowed hungry students to sate their penchant for porcine produce with just a $1 bill. Alas, all good things must come to an end and, as scheduled, the plug has been pulled on the pilot piggy project that ran from the 6th to 13th December.The OPC pitched the wonderful machine as a way of "giving back...
  • Least-Educated State: California No. 1 in Percentage of Residents 25 and Older Who Never Finished

    12/19/2018 1:21:20 PM PST · by Red Badger · 44 replies
    CNS News ^ | December 19, 2018 | 12:49 PM EST | By Terence P. Jeffrey
    California ranks No. 1 among the 50 states for the percentage of its residents 25 and older who have never completed ninth grade and 50th for the percentage who have graduated from high school, according to new data from the Census Bureau. Texas ranks No. 2 for the percentage of its residents 25 and older who have never completed ninth grade and 49th for the percentage who have graduated from high school. 9.7 percent of California residents 25 and older, the Census Bureau says, never completed ninth grade. Only 82.5 percent graduated from high school. 8.7 percent of Texas residents...
  • Three Workers Fired For Posting ‘Abhorrent’ Camp Fire Wreckage Photos

    12/15/2018 10:22:38 PM PST · by familyop · 26 replies
    CBS, 5 KPIX ^ | December 15, 2018 | CBS, 5 KPIX
    PARADISE (CBS SF) — Three employees of a San Leandro construction company were fired Saturday for posting insensitive photos on social media from the wreckage left behind in Paradise by the deadly Camp Fire...Paradise officials posted on Facebook that police were looking into charges against the three workers...Several images were posted including a photo of someone’s beloved burned deceased cat with a beer bottle placed up to its mouth with this caption: “Dude… I was just chilling with my homies, having a couple of cold ones, and BAM… damn fire breaks out.”
  • Bush family wants funeral that avoids anti-Trump sentiment: report

    12/04/2018 11:30:09 AM PST · by Innovative · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | Dec. 4, 2018 | Amy Lieu
    The Bush family has taken great care to assure that services being held to honor the life and legacy of former President George H.W. Bush do not become a political platform for anti-Trump swipes. Such rhetoric was prominent in services for the late Sen. John McCain three months ago. But with the Bush family patriarch's casket lying in State at the U.S. Capitol this week ahead of Wednesday services in Washington, efforts have been made to avoid a politicized funeral. The family already contacted the White House this past summer saying that President Trump would be welcome at H.W. Bush’s...
  • Cops put on leave over ‘racist’ Christmas tree decorations

    12/04/2018 9:56:07 AM PST · by Innovative · 28 replies
    NY Post ^ | Dec. 3, 2018 | Alexandra Klausner
    Two Minnesota cops were placed on paid leave Friday after a photo of a Christmas display with “racist” ornaments outside a precinct surfaced on social media. The tree, displayed outside the Fourth Precinct of the Minneapolis Police Department, was littered with police tape, an empty can of Steel Reserve malt liquor, a cup from Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, bags of Takis chips and packs of Newport cigarettes, CBS reported. Black Lives Matter Twin Cities posted the photo online last week and it quickly spurred outrage from members of the black community as well as local officials. “These pieces of trash were...
  • (NJ) 'Mob Wives' daughters open pizza shop in Totowa

    11/29/2018 6:31:04 PM PST · by Coleus · 8 replies
    Bergen Record ^ | 11.29.18 | Esther Davidowitz
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  • The Depravity of Climate-Change Denial

    11/26/2018 7:50:07 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 55 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 26, 2018 | Paul Krugman
    The Trump administration is, it goes without saying, deeply anti-science. In fact, it’s anti-objective reality. But its control of the government remains limited; it didn’t extend far enough to prevent the release of the latest National Climate Assessment, which details current and expected future impacts of global warming on the United States. True, the report was released on Black Friday, clearly in the hope that it would get lost in the shuffle. The good news is that the ploy didn’t work. The assessment basically confirms, with a great deal of additional detail, what anyone following climate science already knew: Climate...
  • In the United States, right-wing violence is on the rise

    11/25/2018 7:52:03 PM PST · by Musket · 102 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 11-25-2018 | Wesley Lowery, Kimberly Kindy, Andrew Tran
    Over the past decade, attackers motivated by right-wing political ideologies have committed dozens of shootings, bombings and other acts of violence, far more than any other category of domestic extremist, according to a Washington Post analysis of data on global terrorism.
  • You’re Morally Obligated to Call Out Your Racist Relatives at Thanksgiving (barf!)

    11/21/2018 4:44:06 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 53 replies
    The Thanksgiving table has long served as a rhetorical battleground for American families. Whether it’s hot gossip about the cousin who’s headed for his fourth divorce or equally fiery political takes, moral and social wars have always been waged at the dinner table. But in this extremely tumultuous time, as children remain incarcerated on the Texas border and mass shootings dominate the news, moderates everywhere still insist that being nice to your racist, Trump-supporting relatives at the Thanksgiving table is somehow going to be the balm that prevents us from ending up in Margaret Atwood’s Gilead. Writing for the Denver...
  • awful. fox news host chris wallace tells president trump: you’re seen as a “beacon for repression”

    11/19/2018 1:43:37 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 106 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | November 19, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    It seems with each week FOX News loses a little more respect from its conservative and pro-Trump base.Last week FOX News jumped on a court case to support Jim Acosta’s right to be a jackass and hijack White House pressers. On Sunday FOX News Sunday anchor Chris Wallace told the US President in his one-on-one interview that he is seen as a “beacon of repression” around the world. The media is over 90% negative on Trump despite his record economy and stellar foreign policy and Wallace attacks the president for questioning the fake news media? How awful. Chris Wallace tells...
  • 'Rabid' Racoons Turn out to be Drunk on Fermented Crabapples

    11/15/2018 9:44:10 AM PST · by Jaded · 24 replies
    GMA/ABC News ^ | 11/15/18 | Bopha Phorn
    Police in West Virginia have apprehended masked bandits who were drunkenly acting up in town -- but they weren't humans. Neighbors had reported two raccoons that they thought were rabid to police, but it turned out they were just drunk on fermented crabapples, the Milton Police Department wrote on its Facebook page.