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  • ‘This hurts so much’: Federal workers speak out about shutdown hardships

    01/08/2019 4:19:30 AM PST · by COBOL2Java · 181 replies
    WTOP News [Washington DC] ^ | January 7, 2019 9:40 pm | Dick Uliano
    Members of the American Federation of Government Employees and other government employee unions detailed the problems of working without a predictable paycheck on Monday, Jan. 7, 2019. (WTOP/Dick Uliano) UPPER MARLBORO, Md. — Federal workers caught up in the partial government shutdown — now in its third week — said that without a regular paycheck, they’re having to make some very tough choices. A dozen unionized federal employees and union leaders, assembled by Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., said the hardship is growing from the shutdown. Some spoke of cash-flow problems in the absence of a paycheck. “I got to...
  • Caravan migrants accuse US border agents of 'repression' by using tear gas

    11/27/2018 8:14:30 PM PST · by bitt · 63 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 11/27/2018 | Samuel Chamberlain
    A group of Central American migrants camped at the U.S.-Mexico border said Tuesday that they were "victims of repression" by American border agents who launched tear gas over the weekend at a crowd that included angry rock-throwers and crying children. "We were only walking [to the border checkpoint] so that we could be visible, so that they would recognize that we are a large group of people who just want to be heard so that international law can protect us as we migrate and seek to improve our lives," the group, calling itself Central American Exodus for Life, said in...
  • Ocasio-Cortez Complains About Not Getting Congressional Paycheck Yet: ‘How Do I Get An Apartment?’

    11/09/2018 6:06:33 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 59 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | 11/09/18 | Martin Walsh
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez apparently believes the “electoral system” is unfair because she can’t receive her congressional salary until she’s actually sworn in as a member of Congress. On Thursday, the 29-year-old socialist spoke with The New York Times about her election victory on Tuesday. But rather than discuss her ideas for Congress, Ocasio-Cortez complained about not being able to afford an apartment in Washington, D.C. Given that she will not be sworn in as a member of Congress until January, the Democratic socialist complained about not receiving her congressional salary for another three months. “I have three months without a salary...
  • For Migrant Families in Mexico, Threat of Separation Puts Plans in Doubt

    06/19/2018 7:54:08 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 88 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 19, 2018 | Kirk Semple
    ... Word of the Trump administration’s new “zero tolerance” policy, which calls for prosecuting everyone who crosses the border illegally, has been traveling along the migrant trail that winds through Mexico and Central America. People learn of it by television, by social media and, mostly, by word of mouth. While the policy has stirred controversy in the United States, with lawmakers from both parties calling for its end in the face of defiance from the Trump administration, it has sowed confusion for the migrants bound for the United States, who are struggling to make sense of what it means for...
  • The hidden crisis on college campuses: 36 percent of students don’t have enough to eat

    04/03/2018 5:06:12 PM PDT · by bgill · 193 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | Caitlin Dewey
    Caleb Torres lost seven pounds his freshman year of college — and not because he didn’t like the food in the dining hall. A first-generation college student, barely covering tuition, Torres ran out of grocery money halfway through the year and began skipping meals as a result. He’d stretch a can of SpaghettiOs over an entire day. Or he’d scout George Washington University campus for events that promised free lunch or snacks. Torres told no one what he was going through, least of all his single mom. "She had enough things to worry about," he said... Now a senior and...
  • Twitter Explodes After Another White QB Is Signed Before Kaepernick

    10/04/2017 9:41:32 AM PDT · by rktman · 86 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 10/4/2017 | David Hookstead
    The Twitter universe exploded with plenty of hot takes after another white backup quarterback was signed before the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, who infamously refused to stand for the anthem. Dear @NFL, Colin Kaepernick is a better quarterback than Brandon Weeden. We all know that. Let him play! Sincerely, America — Michael Skolnik (@MichaelSkolnik) October 3, 2017 Colin Kaepernick when he sees the Titans sign Brandon Weeden pic.twitter.com/Ib1AGAOrjH — Dan Roche (@RochesRWinners) October 3, 2017 Brandon Weeden over Colin Kaepernick is booger over steak. Owners can kneel, loop arms all they want. It’s bullshit spin PR. Nothing more. —...
  • 'It hurt': Clinton says Sanders dragged out nomination fight

    09/12/2017 9:41:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 79 replies
    Yahoo ^ | September 12, 2017 | Dylan Stableford
    Hillary Clinton says Bernie Sanders’s reluctance to concede the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination before the party’s convention was disrespectful, hurtful and stood in stark contrast to the way she handled her primary loss to Barack Obama in 2008. “I had such a different experience in ’08,” Clinton said in an interview with the “Pod Save America” podcast that was posted on Tuesday. “Once it was over, it was over. And I quickly endorsed President Obama. I worked really hard to get him elected. I was still arguing with my supporters at the Denver convention, telling people, ‘Don’t be ridiculous. You’ve...
  • 'He is going to be the death of me': Huma Abedin broke down sobbing in front of Hillary....

    09/05/2017 10:32:57 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 83 replies
    'He is going to be the death of me': Huma Abedin broke down sobbing in front of Hillary Clinton after Anthony Weiner's underage sexts led to FBI probe of emails days before election Hillary Clinton reportedly reveals in her memoir that Huma Abedin broke down after emails found on husband Anthony Weiner's computer led to FBI probe 'This man is going to be the death of me!' a 'stricken' Abedin said to Clinton before 'bursting into tears' in front of her boss Weiner had his laptop seized by the FBI after DailyMail.com revealed that he had been sexting a 15-year-old...
  • US federal staff being forced to watch Fox News instead of CNN, leaked email suggests

    05/07/2017 8:52:35 AM PDT · by TaxPayer2000 · 58 replies
    The Independent via Yahoo! ^ | May 6, 2017 | Narjas Zatat
    An email has been sent to staff at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announcing that all their agency’s televisions will show Fox News, apparently by order of the Trump administration. Journalist Paul Thacker tweeted a screengrab of the message, but an FDA spokesperson denied there had been any such order. It reads: “Please excuse me for sending this out to your entire group via your listserv, but I was alerted by a member in your group and I wanted to let everyone know that the reason for the change from CNN to Fox. “The reason for the change is...
  • San Francisco artist is evicted from his rent control apartment after 34 years

    02/04/2016 6:53:38 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 43 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | February 4, 2016 | Jim Edwards
    If you're interested in whether rent control makes rent prices go down — and plenty of people think it actually makes them go up — then stop what you're doing and watch this video on San Francisco's real-estate war, by my colleague Andrew Stern. The video features a heartbreaking interview with artist David Brenkus, who has lived in a rent-controlled apartment on Walter Street for 34 years.
  • Greta lets Trump Smear Cruz Directly without Greta Stating that CNN Announced Carson Exit

    02/03/2016 4:12:12 PM PST · by mitchell001 · 93 replies
    February 3, 2016 | Ralph Mitchell
    Greta did not even mention that CNN originated that Carson was leaving the race. Greta let Trump say that Cruz lied about Carson, when it was the Cruz campaign was repeating the CNN Carson story.
  • For young Muslims, the struggle to belong is 'emotionally draining'

    12/15/2015 6:49:20 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 70 replies
    Los Angles Times ^ | Peter H. King
    They come to him — students, co-workers and congregants alike, sometimes in tears — with their questions: What should we do, Imam Zaid? What should we do about the suspicion, about the hatred, about the second glances and the threat of confrontations on the street? What should we do about Donald Trump and his rhetorical attacks on Muslim immigrants? And how do we process the deadly attacks by people who invoked our religion? Should we return to our ancestral home countries, hunker down in the shadows?
  • Nihad Awad of CAIR whines about surge in anti-Muslim hate crimes ONLY because of Donald Trump

    CAIR spokesjihadists try to divert the conversation away from ISIS and Islam to white supremacist shootings being a bigger threat to America than Islam.
  • Burned Mosque Worshipers: Blame Trump

    12/13/2015 4:20:53 PM PST · by yongin · 72 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 12/12/15 | M.L. Nestel
    COACHELLA, California — Holy prayers at a mosque here on Friday were canceled with families gawking behind fire lines after discovering the front of their holy house had become one big fireball. Late Friday night, authorities announced that they believe the fire was deliberately set, and the local branch of the FBI is investigating as a possible hate crime. In addition, a person of interest has been detained, but not identified. Members of the congregation are blaming GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump for setting the ugly tone that charred their house of worship. The mosque began to burn at around...
  • CAIR: Recent anti-Islam acts attributed to Trump

    12/13/2015 3:47:43 PM PST · by Ray76 · 31 replies
    CNN editor Arsalan Iftikhar, formerly of CAIR, blames Donald Trump for anti-Muslim acts.
  • Muslims in U.S. report spike in discrimination, threats

    12/07/2015 10:22:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    CBS News ^ | December 7, 2015 | Omar Villafranca
    In the wake of the attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, Muslims around the U.S. say the rhetoric against them has becoming increasingly incendiary. A few weeks ago, armed protesters picketed a mosque in Irving, Texas, some chanting "Every Muslim is a terrorist!" In Virginia, tempers erupted at a meeting over building a mosque -- one man yelled "every one of you are terrorists" at a Muslim man. Sunday night in Philadelphia, a severed pig's head was found outside a mosque....
  • 80% of California Latino Illegal Immigrant Families Live in Poverty – Need Government Assistance

    08/12/2015 12:28:55 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 54 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 11, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    A staggering 80% of Latino illegal immigrant families in California are living in poverty and need government assistance. The Obama administration wants to open to door to millions more. http://www.ocregister.com/articles/percent-676592-california-state.html
  • Undercover in White America: Why Black Rage is Conscious, Justified, and Long Overdue

    09/07/2014 4:27:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 131 replies
    Black Agenda Report ^ | August 27, 2014 | Colin Jenkins
    The logic of Black rebellion is lost on much of the privileged white population and the corporate media, which perceive Black rage as irrational. However, the Black response to white supremacy “is not ‘senseless’ or ‘visceral’; it is the product of a life full of experiences that have tried to beat them down to their knees.”“I wanted revenge on those racist bullies who had joyfully traumatized a pair of 9-year-old boys walking to the store.” On a crisp, Fall evening in 1992, while I was a freshman at a SUNY (State University of New York) school, the campus erupted after...
  • Let’s Stop Idealizing the Home-Cooked Family Dinner

    09/04/2014 1:11:30 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 262 replies
    Slate ^ | September 3, 2014 | Amanda Marcotte
    The home-cooked meal has long been romanticized, from ’50s-era sitcoms to the work of star food writer Michael Pollan, who once wrote, “far from oppressing them, the work of cooking approached in the proper spirit offered a kind of fulfillment and deserved an intelligent woman’s attention.” In recent years, the home-cooked meal has increasingly been offered up as the solution to our country's burgeoning nutrition-related health problems of heart disease and diabetes. But while home-cooked meals are typically healthier than restaurant food, sociologists Sarah Bowen, Sinikka Elliott, and Joslyn Brenton from North Carolina State University argue that the stress that...
  • Bergdahl attorney says client has been vilified

    08/06/2014 10:12:36 PM PDT · by Rabin · 11 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 16, 2014 | Molly Hennessy-Fiske
    Bergdahl, 28, "sent back" after years held by Suni Dominants. Obama agenda of the moment ordered Bergdahl's release from Haqqani in trade for five Taliban, some of the deadliest against U.S. forces in Afghanistan.