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  • Jeff Flake says 'at least 35' Republican senators would privately vote to impeach Trump

    09/26/2019 6:16:31 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 163 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 26, 2019 | Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    Former Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake made a bold claim on Thursday when he said "at least 35" GOP senators would privately vote for President Trump's impeachment. Appearing at the 2019 Texas Tribune Festival, Flake, a frequent critic of the president, offered his own reaction and predicted that close to three dozen Republican senators would back impeachment. "I heard someone say if there were a private vote there would be 30 Republican votes. That's not true," Flake said during a Q&A. "There would be at least 35."
  • Cory Booker: I can't stand the word 'realistically'

    07/14/2019 8:27:21 AM PDT · by Steve1999 · 31 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 07-14-19 | Naomi Lim
    PELHAM, New Hampshire — Cory Booker took a veiled dig at Democratic presidential candidates such as Joe Biden on Saturday, who err on the side of pragmatism. "There's one word I can't stand: it's 'realistically.' And the reason why I can't stand is because I was the mayor of a city that had decades of crime and corruption as its reputation," the New Jersey senator and former Newark mayor told voters in Pelham, New Hampshire, a Republican-heavy town in the Granite State. Booker then detoured into steps he took as chief executive of the state capital from 2006 to 2013...
  • ‘Black Magic’ Warrior Marianne Williamson Makes Next Debate Ahead of De Blasio

    07/04/2019 1:46:33 AM PDT · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 24 replies
    BLP ^ | July 3, 2019 | Patrick Howley
    Oprah Winfrey’s spiritual adviser Marianne Williamson will participate in the next Democrat debate round after meeting the threshold for support. Williamson made it while New York City mayor Bill de Blasio has still not qualified, according to the New York Times. Marianne Williamson is a proponent of “black magic” who said that politics is really a “psychic battle,” as I reported. Williamson said that the Left’s political battle is “black magic.” Trending: SLAVE REGISTERS FROM LONDON Name The Slaves Kamala Harris’ Ancestor Owned Williamson, who reportedly serves as Oprah Winfrey’s “spiritual advisor,” made the witchcraft-themed tweet on January 31, 2017....
  • Mitt Romney calls Rep. Amash's Trump impeachment comments 'courageous'

    05/19/2019 8:55:04 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 56 replies
    Newsweek ^ | May 19, 2019 | Chris Morran
    Utah Senator and one-time Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Sunday said fellow Republican lawmaker, Congressman Justin Amash was "courageous" for publicly stating his belief that President Donald Trump had "engaged in impeachable conduct," but that he didn't believe in moving forward with the process of removing the president from office. Amash issued a lengthy Twitter statement Saturday, claiming that after reading the full report on Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian election interference and possible obstruction of justice by the president, that Trump had indeed taken actions worthy of impeachment.
  • Buttigieg: ‘Think of Something Really Gay — That’s How Gay I Am’

    04/20/2019 12:36:42 PM PDT · by MNDude · 167 replies
    I’m from Indiana, I’m gay as a — I don’t know, think of something really gay — that’s how gay I am,” he said in an interview. “I’m used to bullying,” Buttigieg replied. “I think you confront it, initially, and move on.” He said that as a presidential candidate he would focus on calling out Trump’s behavior but remain intent on changing the subject to his own agenda. Buttigieg quoted Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. saying that “darkness cannot drive out darkness. Only light can do that.”
  • Pete Buttigieg says capitalism a threat to democracy

    04/07/2019 7:11:15 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 95 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 07, 2019 11:34 AM | Sean Higgins
    Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg said Sunday that capitalism is a potential threat to democracy, even in the United States. "America is a capitalist society but it has to be a democratic capitalism. That is really important and it is slipping away from us. When capitalism comes into tension with democracy, which is more important?" the South Bend, Ind., mayor said on NBC's "Meet the Press." "I believe democracy is more important. When you have capitalism capturing democracy, where you have the kind of regulatory capture where powerful corporations can arrange the rules for their benefit, that's not real capitalism,"...
  • Could Nancy Pelosi be the next president of the United States?

    01/15/2019 1:01:38 PM PST · by seanmerc · 56 replies
    The Hill ^ | 15 Jan 19 | Allan Lichtman
    It is unlikely, but now at least possible, that Nancy Pelosi will be the next president of the United States. It will not happen by election in 2020, but by succession to the White House this year. Some of you might recall that after the near assassination of Ronald Reagan, chaos ensued in the White House. Secretary of State Alexander Haig told reporters, “Constitutionally, gentlemen, you have the president, the vice president and the secretary of state, in that order.” He added, “As for now, I am in control here, in the White House, pending the return of the vice...
  • Opinion: As panic about climate change sets in, I’m thinking about escape – to Canada

    08/10/2018 8:51:50 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 62 replies
    The Guardian ^ | August 9, 2018 | by Emma Brockes
    The New York Times has devoted an entire edition of its magazine, some 30,000 words, to a terrifying piece about climate change. With 2C warming – an unlikely best-case scenario at this point, scientists were quoted as saying – the planet faces “long-term disaster”. I was having lunch with friends in Brooklyn on Sunday, in a low-lying area that will be under water when all of this comes to pass and, political analysis aside, all we could focus on was: what on earth are we going to do? More specifically, how to ensure the survival of our children, and should...
  • Romney: I will speak out against Trump on issues of 'substantial significance'

    06/24/2018 11:55:33 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 70 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/24/18 | Brett Samuels
    Mitt Romney said Sunday he will continue to speak out against President Trump when he sees fit, but acknowledged that he agrees with a number of the president's policies. Romney, who is campaigning for U.S. Senate in Utah, penned an op-ed for The Salt Lake Tribune. He sought to clarify his stance on Trump, whom Romney has alternately criticized and praised dating back to his own 2012 presidential campaign. "If you elect me your senator, I will fight with vigor for the interests of our state and nation. I will endorse the president’s policies that support those interests. Hopefully, there...
  • Extreme secrecy surrounds Comey book manuscript

    03/15/2018 7:39:00 AM PDT · by tired&retired · 34 replies
    POLITICO ^ | March 15, 2018 | ANNIE KARNI
    James Comey’s book is getting the Harry Potter treatment. “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership,” the upcoming memoir from former FBI director James Comey, is set for publication on April 18 — and with anticipation rivaling that of the cult children’s favorite, the publisher is taking extreme precautions to prevent potentially explosive revelations detailing Comey’s interactions with President Donald Trump from leaking. White House lawyer Ty Cobb wrote in an email that the government was expecting to get a copy for review, but that he has not been involved. Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders did not respond to a...
  • Justin Trudeau Is Ridiculed By Indians: We Do Not Dress Like This Sir

    02/22/2018 10:22:18 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 38 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | February 22, 2018
    Justin Trudeau has been ridiculed on social media by Indians for his 'tacky' and over the top outfit choices while on his first visit to their nation as Prime Minister. While many praised his clothing during the first two days of his trip, patience was wearing thin by the time he attended a Bollywood gala on Tuesday night, before the tide turned against him on Wednesday. Ministers, authors, journalists and ordinary Indians lined up to mock him on Wednesday, saying his wardrobe was 'fake and annoying'.
  • Justin Trudeau is ridiculed by Indians

    02/22/2018 3:02:17 PM PST · by Candor7 · 62 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 07:40 EST, 22 February 2018 | Chris Pleasance
    Justin Trudeau has come in for criticism for his outfit choices while visiting India, with even the former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister weighing in Bestselling author Bhaavna Arora was among the harshest critics, describing his wardrobe choices as 'fake and annoying' Bombay-based writer Shunali Khullar Shroff echoed the sentiments of many ordinary Indians when she suggested Trudeau looked dressed for a wedding. Kabir Taneja, a think-tank researcher, suggested Trudeau needs to 'chill' after he arrived at the airport in Amritsar in traditional Sikh dress Leading the criticism was Omar Abdullah, former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, who tweeted...
  • Why Fruitcake, the Maligned Holiday Treat, Is Finally Getting Some Respect

    12/25/2017 11:31:07 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    ADWEEK ^ | Robert Klara
    Business is brisk this season, whether you like it or not Fortunately for Kyrk and people like her, there’s good news to report on the fruitcake front. After decades of suffering slights of every description, the fruitcake industry is seeing not only vigorous sales, new brands and an increasing interest on the part of younger consumers, it actually seems to be getting something fruitcake-makers aren’t always used to—respect. “I’ve been surprised to hear from people who don’t have a history of fruitcake consumption that they’ve bought one recently,” says Valerie Neff-Rasmussen, marketing specialist for online gourmet shop Zingerman’s. The Ann...
  • Pelosi Claims Bizarre Poltergeist Encounter In White House

    08/10/2012 7:13:21 AM PDT · by yoe · 18 replies
    Vision To America ^ | August 10, 2012 | Staff
    I told you Nancy Pelosi belongs in a mental institution and she has definitely proved it now. She told a recent gathering of the Women’s Political Committtee that spirits of Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth cady Stanton and Alice Paul spoke to her at the White House. Seriously, I’m not kidding. She said she heard them say, “At last we have a seat at the table.” Pelosi tells the women, “He’s (Bush) saying something to the effect of we’re so glad to welcome you here, congratulations and I know you’ll probably have some different things to say about what is going...
  • Alabama Accuser Deletes Anti-Moore Postings from Facebook, Rants About Removing Trump from Office

    11/10/2017 8:19:50 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 140 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/10/2017 | Aaron Klein
    A woman who alleges that she engaged in a legal and consensual but inappropriate relationship with Republican senatorial candidate Roy Moore has deleted multiple political postings from her Facebook page. Some of those postings by Deborah Wesson Gibson were critical of Moore while one was related to Moore’s Democratic opponent, Doug Jones. One posting shows a picture of Gibson with Vice President Joe Biden and says that she did work for him in 2012. One older version of that image is still on her page while another more recent posting of that same image in response to a posting from...
  • 106-year-old Antarctic fruitcake found, might be edible

    08/12/2017 7:32:21 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 47 replies
    S F Gate ^ | Friday, August 11, 2017 | Mike Moffitt,
    The Antarctic dessert was found wrapped in paper in a decrepit tin. But despite its rotting container, the cake was said to be in "excellent condition." "There was a very, very slight rancid butter smell to it, but other than that, the cake looked and smelled edible," trust program manager Lizzie Meeks said. Conservators believe British explorer Capt. Robert Falcon Scott probably brought the cake, made by the British biscuit company Huntley & Palmers, to Antarctica during their ill-fated 1910-1913 Terra Nova expedition. The expedition's Northern Party took shelter in the Cape Adare hut, which had been built by Norwegian...
  • 100-Year-Old Fruitcake Found in Antarctica Is ‘Almost’ Edible

    08/11/2017 9:00:56 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 60 replies
    National Geographic ^ | 10 Aug 2017 | Christine Dell'Amore
    Famously indestructible, a fruitcake has withstood a century in the coldest, windiest, and driest place on Earth. "Fruitcake was a popular item in English society at the time, and it remains popular today,"
  • Man Demands to Wear Pasta Strainer on His Head for Photo ID due to Religious Freedom

    06/01/2017 5:59:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 49 replies
    KFOR ^ | JUNE 1, 2017 | HEATHER HOLEMAN
    An Arizona man is fighting for his right to wear his religious headwear - a spaghetti colander - in his drivers license photo. Sean Corbett is part of the "Pastafarian" religion, a belief that a flying spaghetti monster created the universe. According to the website of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, the religion became more mainstream in 2005 after an open letter concerning the teaching of Creationism in schools. The site states that all religions are welcome to join their community, which believes their heaven consists of a beer volcano and stripper factory. The church recommends wearing colanders...
  • Sasse: I Have ‘Lots of Anxiety’ About Trump’s Reality TV World’s Effect on Our Kids

    05/31/2017 7:17:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 94 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 30, 2017 | Pam Key
    During Politico’s “Off Message” podcast discussing his book “The Vanishing American Adult,” never-Trumper Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) said President Donald Trump “comes out of a reality TV world,” which gives him “lots of anxiety about whether or not that kind of world is really what we want for our kids.”
  • Dallas shooting forces rare move by Obama in Spain

    07/10/2016 4:52:19 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 49 replies
    CBSN ^ | 7/10/2016 | Staff
    MADRID - It took the White House more than seven years to lock in Spain on President Barack Obama's foreign travel schedule. But events beyond Mr. Obama's control have turned his first and only visit to Spain, the largest European country that had yet to welcome the president, into a rushed one. Instead of spending two days sightseeing in southern Spain and tending to more official business in the capital of Madrid, the White House scrapped some of Mr. Obama's events - including a staple of his foreign travels, a question-and-answer forum with young adults - and crammed the rest...