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  • Justin Trudeau Pledges Ban on ‘Military-Grade’ Semiautomatic Rifles

    09/20/2019 9:31:10 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 75 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 September 2019 | AWR Hawkins
    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pledged a ban on “military-grade” semiautomatic rifles in an attempt to redirect his campaign after his blackface controversy. City News reports that Trudeau announced the rifle ban on Friday in Greektown, Toronto, the area of the city in which a gunman shot 15 people, killing two, last year. Trudeau said, “We know you do not need a military-grade assault weapon – one designed to kill the largest number of people in the shortest amount of time – to take down a deer.” His ban includes a two-year amnesty for current owners of the rifles....
  • Mississippi governor signs 'heartbeat' abortion ban

    03/21/2019 1:33:36 PM PDT · by McQ444 · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | 03-21-19 | Gabriella Borter
    Mississippi’s Republican governor signed one of America’s strictest abortion bills on Thursday banning women from obtaining an abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected, which can often occur before a woman even realizes she is pregnant. Dubbed the ‘heartbeat bill,’ this is the second legislative attempt in less than a year aimed at restricting abortions in a state with a single abortion clinic. In a tweet earlier this week, Governor Phil Bryant thanked the state’s legislature for “protecting the unborn” by passing the bill and sending it to him for his signature.
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger comes to John McCain's defense, body shames Trump

    03/21/2019 7:23:45 AM PDT · by Steve1999 · 78 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 21-03-19 | Daniel Javita
    Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger came to the late Sen. John McCain's defense after President Trump spent the last week attacking his old critic. Schwarzenegger, 71, the Austrian-born politician who rose to fame with the U.S. by his roles in "Conan the Barbarian" and the "Terminator" movies, said the type of vitriol coming from the president is unbecoming of the office. “[McCain] was just an unbelievable person,” Schwarzenegger told the Atlantic. “So an attack on him is absolutely unacceptable if he’s alive or dead — but even twice as unacceptable since he passed away a few months ago. It doesn’t...
  • Eric Trump accuses CNN, New York Times of 'presidential harassment' in 'Fox & Friends' interview

    03/20/2019 10:49:26 AM PDT · by Steve1999 · 4 replies
    Fox ^ | 03-20-19 | Victor Garcia
    Eric Trump criticized social media platforms, said CNN is hurting the United States and accused the New York Times of “presidential harassment” while talking to “Fox & Friends” Wednesday. “It only goes one way. If you’re on the left you’re totally protected. If you’re on the right they absolutely try to kill you,” Trump said about social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook. Trump echoed the sentiments of his father, the president, and brother Donald Trump Jr. who have been vocal about bias among social media
  • Nancy Pelosi smacks down de Blasio’s 2020 bid

    03/20/2019 10:30:41 AM PDT · by McQ444 · 8 replies
    New York Post ^ | 03-20-19 | Nolan Hicks
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi offered a searing response Wednesday when asked about Mayor Bill de Blasio’s nascent presidential campaign — as the mayor stood nearby. “I always say when somebody is serious about running, I’ll be serious about commenting on it,” she said. “Well handled,” responded the mayor, trying to play down the slap.
  • Gillibrand: Give Social Security to illegal immigrants

    03/20/2019 9:33:48 AM PDT · by Monrose72 · 84 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 03-20-2019 | Joseph Simonson
    Democratic presidential candidate Kirstin Gillibrand wants to expand Social Security to people living in the United States illegally. "First, we need comprehensive immigration reform," the 2020 hopeful and New York senator said during a campaign stop in Davenport, Iowa. "If you are in this country now you must have the right to pay into Social Security, to pay your taxes, to pay into the local school system and to have a pathway to citizenship. That must happen." Gillibrand's comments are striking given her past as an immigration hawk. In 2009, the New York senator voted to increase funding for ICE...
  • Ten legit public policy questions to ask Ilhan Omar

    03/19/2019 6:21:07 AM PDT · by Steve1999 · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03-19-19 | Majid Mohammadi
    Every American citizen has the right to ask public policy questions from his lawmakers in the public sphere. Lawmakers also have the right to answer or refuse. Ms. Ilhan Omar is not an exception because she is a Muslim. Our Congress is not a safe zone for Muslims or any other group. Here are my ten questions: 1. Why don't you defend the rights of Muslim women in Somalia and other Muslim-majority countries?

    03/19/2019 6:12:20 AM PDT · by Monrose72 · 44 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 03-19-19 | SHANE CROUCHER
    Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez accused President Donald Trump of signaling to white supremacists that he would “look the other way” as they commit acts of violence. After the New Zealand mosque shootings by an self-described white supremacist, a reporter asked Trump if he saw white nationalism as a rising threat around the world. “I don't really. I think it's a small group of people that have very, very serious problems,” Trump replied, before saying he did not at that time know much about the details of the New Zealand attack but that it was "certainly a terrible thing.”
  • For the media to say that Trump hasn’t condemned neo-Nazis and white supremacists is ‘not true’

    03/19/2019 6:06:12 AM PDT · by McQ444 · 10 replies
    Fox ^ | 03-19-19 | Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    The Federalist senior editor Mollie Hemingway and Washington Post columnist Marc Thiessen butted heads during the Special Report “All-Star” panel over President Donald Trump’s response to the anti-Muslim shootings that took place in New Zealand last week. On Friday, President Trump expressed his condolences on Twitter for the 49 people who were shot in mosques by a white nationalist, but later dismissed the idea to reporters that white nationalism was “on the rise.” Thiessen began by calling the efforts made by Democrats and the media to link Trump to the terror attack “absurd,” but insisted that he’s “vulnerable” to such...
  • Trump calls Biden ‘another low I.Q. individual’ after 2020 slip

    03/18/2019 7:24:37 AM PDT · by McQ444 · 15 replies
    New York Post ^ | 03-18-19 | Mark Moore March 18, 2019 | 10:07am
    President Trump called former Vice President Joe Biden “another low I.Q. individual” for accidentally admitting in a speech on Saturday that he was entering the Democratic presidential race. “Joe Biden got tongue tied over the weekend when he was unable to properly deliver a very simple line about his decision to run for President. Get used to it, another low I.Q. individual!” Trump tweeted Monday. Speaking at a Delaware Democratic Party fundraiser, Biden defended his political stance against critics who say he would be a moderate if he ran among the current crop of Democratic candidates.
  • Cory Booker pledges to undo Trump's 'un-American' trans military ban

    03/18/2019 7:36:52 AM PDT · by Steve1999 · 40 replies
    NBC ^ | 03-18-19 | Charlie Neibergall
    Democratic White House hopeful Cory Booker said Sunday night he would reverse President Donald Trump’s ban on transgender individuals serving in the military if elected president. Speaking to a crowd of more than 300 voters in Davenport, the New Jersey senator answered a question posed by a woman who identified herself as transgender about what he would do to protect LGBTQ rights as president. “When I am president of the United States, right away I will end this ridiculous, insulting, un-American ban on transgender Americans serving in the military,” he said to cheers from the crowd.
  • Trump lashes out at GM and Ohio union official, calling for 'fast' action to reopen plant

    03/18/2019 7:29:36 AM PDT · by Monrose72 · 12 replies
    CNBC ^ | 03-18-19 | Jacob Pramuk
    President Donald Trump targeted both General Motors and an Ohio union official on Sunday over an assembly plant that the automaker closed earlier this month. His tweet amplifies the public pressure on GM to restart operations at the Lordstown, Ohio facility. Trump has frequently used his platform to push companies to take his preferred actions. Earlier this year, he threatened to cut the company's subsidies after it announced plans to slash production at several U.S. plants. On Sunday, Trump said he spoke to GM CEO Mary Barra about the facility and "asked her to sell it or do something quickly."...
  • Another Biden gaffe? Former VP claims he's 'most progressive' Dem 'running'

    03/17/2019 9:11:38 AM PDT · by Monrose72 · 16 replies
    Fox ^ | 03-17-19 | Louis Casiano
    Former Vice President Joe Biden told a Delaware audience Saturday he has the "most progressive" record of any Democrat "running" -- or at least considering a run, as Biden isn't yet officially in the race. The apparent slip-up came during a speech to members of the state's Democratic Party, where he argued that recent criticism he'd received from progressives was unfounded. "I'm told I get criticized by the 'New Left,' " Biden told the audience. "I have the most progressive record of anybody running for the ... anybody who would run."
  • O'Rourke candidacy asks: Can a moderate white male win the 2020 Democratic primary?

    03/17/2019 9:19:11 AM PDT · by McQ444 · 52 replies
    Reuters ^ | 03-17-19 | James Oliphant
    As he had done at several stops in his first campaign trip as a presidential candidate, Beto O’Rourke on Friday climbed atop a counter at a local Iowa business and addressed a small but adoring crowd. People clapped and cheered. Outside, some waited in the cold, hoping to catch a glimpse of him. By that measure, his tour across eastern Iowa last week was largely a success. But by no means was O’Rourke considered a front-runner. And that underscored the challenge he faces as he competes for the 2020 Democratic nomination. O’Rourke, a former three-term U.S. congressman from Texas, became...
  • linda sarsour ‘triggered’ by ‘hate mob’ against omar ‘giving condolences’ to muslim

    03/17/2019 10:06:15 AM PDT · by Steve1999 · 39 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 03-16-19 | Scott Morefield
    Liberal Muslim activist Linda Sarsour tweeted that she is “triggered” by a “hate mob” against Democratic Representative Ilhan Omar that is “now giving condolences” to the Muslim community in the wake of the Christchurch, New Zealand shootings. “I am triggered by those who piled on Representative Ilhan Omar and incited a hate mob against her until she got assassination threats now giving condolences to our community,” Sarsour tweeted Saturday morning. “What we need you to do is reflect on how you contribute to islamophobia and stop doing that.”
  • Trump 2020: a huge war chest, a million volunteers and a revamped digital campaign

    03/17/2019 9:36:50 AM PDT · by Steve1999 · 33 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 03-17-19 | David Smith
    Bernie Sanders is “the nutty professor”; Elizabeth Warren is “Pocahontas”; Beto O’Rourke’s hand movements are “crazy”. Donald Trump is already taking pot shots at his potential opponents in the 2020 presidential election, evoking memories of his chaotic 2016 campaign with its raucous rallies and taunting tweets. But something will be different this time. The US president is now backed by a Republican party reshaped in his image, a huge war chest and a newly sophisticated political data operation. Whereas some regard him as an accidental president who fluked his way to the White House in 2016, his lieutenants hope that,...
  • Illinois House votes to require LGBT history curriculum be taught in schools

    03/16/2019 1:50:32 PM PDT · by Monrose72 · 53 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03-16-19 | JOHN BOWDEN
    Lawmakers in the Illinois state House of Representatives voted Wednesday to approve a plan that includes historical figures in the LGBT civil rights movement in K-12 textbooks, NPR reported. The measure, which now heads to Gov. J.B. Pritzker's (D) desk for a signature, requires schools to include "the role and contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in the history of this country and this State" in official textbooks. Supporters of the rule say the measure is intended to reduce anti-LGBT bullying in schools by teaching students about the historical place of LGBT figures in American society.
  • Sanders is the only presidential candidate going directly after Trump

    03/16/2019 12:12:50 PM PDT · by Monrose72 · 37 replies
    MSN ^ | 03-16-19 | Alex Roarty and Adam Wollner
    Bernie Sanders didn't hold back on what he thinks of Donald Trump. The Democratic presidential candidate, speaking before an audience of a few thousand supporters gathered in a conference center here, called Trump "the most dangerous president in American history." Sanders said Trump "simply does not know the difference between truth and lies." And Sanders called Trump's criticism of the media "beyond disgraceful." "This is what demagogues always do," Sanders said, near the end of a six-minute attack last week focused exclusively on Trump. "Rather than accept responsibility for what they do, they claim what anyone is saying about them...
  • Trump on Mueller report vote: I encouraged Republicans to ‘vote for transparency’

    03/16/2019 9:58:20 AM PDT · by Steve1999 · 11 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 03-16-19 | Diana Stancy Correll
    President Trump said he encouraged Republicans to “vote for transparency” after the House unanimously voted on Thursday for the Justice Department to publicly release special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on his Russia investigation. “On the recent non-binding vote (420-0) in Congress about releasing the Mueller Report, I told leadership to let all Republicans vote for transparency,” Trump tweeted Saturday morning. “Makes us all look good and doesn’t matter. Play along with the game!” The resolution was introduced by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler of New York, who said there is “overwhelming public interest” to see the report. It would...
  • Trump supporters find new appreciation for safe spaces

    03/16/2019 11:08:35 AM PDT · by Monrose72 · 15 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 03-16-19 | Luke O'Neil
    Last week, a man named Dion Cini was refused service at a bar in New York City. He claims he had done nothing wrong and was discriminated against. A video of the incident confirms that Cini doesn’t appear overly inebriated or obviously violating any other rules of decorum at Jake’s Dilemma; instead he was kicked out for what he was wearing: a Maga hat. The owners of the bar have since apologized and said all are welcome there, and that the bartender in question has been disciplined, but the entire situation might have been avoided had a new app called...