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  • ‘Saturday Night Live,’ politics, diversity could rule Emmys [or ruin]

    09/16/2018 9:49:37 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 16, 2018 11:54 AM EDT | Lynn Elber
    There are critical points about the 70th Emmy Awards to keep in mind, starting with this: The ceremony airs Monday. Typically held on a Sunday, it was punted one day so this year’s host network, NBC, could accommodate its “Sunday Night Football” franchise (New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys, for viewers inclined toward that spectacle). As for what the 8-11 p.m. EDT awards telecast will offer, the basics are 26 categories with nominees including defending drama champ “The Handmaid’s Tale.” It’s challenged by 2016 winner “Game of Thrones,” which aired outside the eligibility window for last year’s awards and wants...
  • New 1st Grade Textbook Lionizes CA Gov. Candidate for his Gay Activism

    09/15/2018 10:42:29 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 24 replies
    California Family Council ^ | 9-14-18 | Greg Burt
    A new state recommended social studies and history curriculum is being introduced in public schools around California that blatantly promotes a bias perspective on the policy achievements of governor candidate Gavin Newsom. Dubbing him “Champion for People’s Rights,” the first grade textbook teaches kids about “respecting the rights” of others by pointing to Newsom’s advocacy for same-sex marriage, while mayor of San Francisco. The text doesn’t even try to be objective and fails to mention that marriages for same-sex couples were not an established right at the time, but a brand new concept and only legal in a select number...
  • So THIS is what Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s secret Brett Kavanaugh letter was about?

    09/13/2018 8:04:05 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 112 replies
    As Twitchy reported earlier, Sen. Dianne Feinstein announced that she’d turned over to authorities a letter that had some incriminating information about SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh and a woman, possibly reaching back as far as his high school years. Of course, idiots like ThinkProgress’s Ian Millhiser floated the idea that Kavanaugh “may have committed a very serious crime — possibly even a sex crime.” A lot of people starting making #MeToo accusations. With that insinuation floating around all day, The Guardian has a source who claims to know the contents of the letter, and … well, it doesn’t even rise...
  • Nebraska Sen. Sasse says he ‘regularly’ mulls leaving GOP

    09/08/2018 9:14:37 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 59 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 08, 2018 2:05 PM EDT
    A Republican who’s among President Donald Trump’s most vocal critics in the Senate says he “regularly” considers leaving his party and becoming an independent. That’s what Nebraska’s Ben Sasse writes on Twitter in response to a commenter who said she believed changing her Democratic affiliation to “no-party” would be “part of the solution.” She then asked the first-term senator whether he might follow suit. His response: “yep — regularly consider it (except the ‘from Dem’ part)” …
  • Will Trump Be Meeting With His Counterpart — Or His Handler? A plausible theory .....

    07/27/2018 9:06:47 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 18 replies
    NY Mag ^ | July 8, 2018 9:00 pm | By Jonathan Chait
    n June 14, 2016, the Washington Post reported that Russian hackers had broken into the Democratic National Committee’s files and gained access to its research on Donald Trump. A political world already numbed by Trump’s astonishing rise barely took notice. News reports quoted experts who suggested the Russians merely wanted more information about Trump to inform their foreign-policy dealings. By that point, Russia was already broadcasting its strong preference for Trump through the media. Yet when news of the hacking broke, nobody raised the faintest suspicions that Russia wished to alter the outcome of the election, let alone that Trump...
  • Washington Mourned John McCain. President Trump Played Golf.

    09/01/2018 3:40:51 PM PDT · by McGruff · 211 replies
    NY Times ^ | Sept. 1, 2018 | Katie Rogers
    For the clusters of onlookers, besuited power players and three former presidents who had all traveled to Washington National Cathedral, the muggy day was a historic opportunity to memorialize the life of Senator John McCain, who was remembered as a deeply patriotic war hero, a former Republican presidential candidate and a scrappy, humanly flawed, ultimately idealistic lawmaker. For President Trump, it was Saturday. In the many discussions about how to mark his life that Mr. McCain had with his staff and family before he died, he had made clear he did not want Mr. Trump to participate in anything they...
  • Irish activists pledge to protest against Donald Trump visit

    09/01/2018 10:20:25 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 22 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 09/01/18
    Politicians and activists in Ireland have pledged to protest against Donald Trump when he visits in November. On Friday, the White House announced the visit to Ireland would take place as part of a European tour that would also see the US president travel to Paris for a commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Armistice after the first world war. A White House statement said Trump’s visit would “renew the deep and historic ties between our two nations”. The Irish Labour party, Greens and Solidarity – People Before Profit all pledged to organise protests surrounding the visit, within an...
  • Pelosi: ‘I Pray a Lot’ for Defeat of Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court Nomination

    08/30/2018 6:07:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 60 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 30, 2018 | 5:36 PM EDT | CNSNews.com Staff
    House Minority Leader said at an event in San Francisco last week that she prays “a lot” in the hopes of stopping the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to be a Supreme Court Justice. “I believe in the power of prayer and I think it is urgent,” Pelosi said at an August 22 event sponsored by the Public Policy Institute of California. She was responding to a question from someone in the audience who asked: “Speaking of women’s rights, can we stop Kavanaugh and how?” […] … “Elections have ramifications. People didn’t turn out. They were overconfident maybe that Hillary...
  • Poll: Facebook at Risk of Losing 32% of Conservative Users [only 32%?]

    08/30/2018 8:13:04 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 29, 2018 | 1:29 PM EDT | Craig Bannister
    Facebook is at risk of losing 32% of its conservative users due to concerns the social media giant is censoring its content, a new national omnibus survey by McLaughlin & Associates reveals. Sponsored by the Media Research Center (MRC), the national survey of conservatives who are likely voters, conducted August 22-27, 2018, shows that 89.5% of conservatives have used Facebook at some point and that less than half (47.7%) are both using it and committed to continuing to do so: Of conservatives who have used Facebook, 32.3% say they have either left (7.5%), or are considering leaving (24.8%), Facebook due...
  • Defiant Pelosi says she’s staying: ‘I can take the heat’

    08/23/2018 9:20:20 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug. 23, 2018 6:17 PM EDT | Lisa Mascaro
    Nancy Pelosi is the chief villain of Republican campaign ads. The leader some Democrats promise to vote against. The subject of much speculation that her grip on power is coming to an end. Nevertheless, she says she’s not going anywhere — and certainly not while President Donald Trump is in the White House. “This is not anything to make a big fuss over, it’s politics,” Pelosi said in a 35-minute phone interview with The Associated Press. “I can take the heat and that’s why I stay in the kitchen.” Pushing back on those who say her leadership position is in...
  • British ‘New Yorker’ Writer Self-Deporting Due to Trump’s Immigration Enforcement

    08/18/2018 6:57:07 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 67 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 17, 2018 | John Binder
    A British writer for the New Yorker — who became a naturalized American citizen — announced that she plans to self-deport due to President Trump’s enforcement of federal immigration law. Rebecca Mead, a newly naturalized citizen in the U.S., wrote in the New Yorker that Trump’s enforcement of immigration has been influential in her decision to move back to her native England after arriving in New York about 30 years ago.
  • When Feminism Is White Supremacy in Heels

    08/18/2018 5:45:27 AM PDT · by C19fan · 44 replies
    Harper's Bazaar ^ | August 16, 2018 | Rachel Elizabeth Cargle
    When I heard about the tragic murder of 18-year-old Nia Wilson, who was stabbed to death in an unprovoked attack in Oakland last month, I could feel my heart begin to bleed. My community of black women were grieving yet again. As we grappled with the realities of Nia’s death, I began to use Instagram to facilitate a discussion and flesh out questions like: How many more black women and girls must die before mainstream media considers it a worthy story to cover? How could they possibly take away her white male murderer so gently in handcuffs, while black men...
  • Mark Warner to reveal amendment to ‘block’ Trump from ‘arbitrarily revoking security clearances’

    08/17/2018 6:05:47 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 85 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 17, 2018 | Elizabeth Zwirz
    Virginia Democratic Sen. Mark Warner on Friday said he plans to present an amendment preventing President Trump from “arbitrarily revoking security clearances.” Warner’s announcement came after Trump earlier this week revoked the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan and hinted Friday that he would soon do the same for Department of Justice official Bruce Ohr. “I will be introducing an amendment next week to block the President from punishing and intimidating his critics by arbitrarily revoking security clearances,” Warner tweeted. “Stay tuned.”
  • Nancy Pelosi: Maxine Waters ‘Strikes Fear in the Heart’ of Trump

    08/16/2018 10:26:45 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 70 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/15/2018 | Tony Lee
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) claimed on Wednesday that Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) “strikes fear in the heart” of President Donald Trump. Pelosi was responding to Trump’s tweet that wished “Happy Birthday to the leader of the Democrat Party, Maxine Waters!” ... Over the weekend in interviews with MSNBC and PoliticusUSA, Pelosi claimed that Republicans were scared of Waters and her because the California Democrats were effective female legislators. Pelosi, who got Democrats Obamacare and infamously said that Congress had to pass the bill to find out what was in it, even said Republicans were scared of her because...
  • Gubernatorial Candidate Seeking Ban on ‘High Magazine Cartridges’ Also Wants Gun(T)

    08/16/2018 7:29:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 77 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/15/2018 | AWR Hawkins
    The New Mexico gubernatorial candidate seeking a ban on “high magazine cartridges” is now campaigning on firearm confiscation orders and universal background checks. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) is making clear that gun control will be an important part of her agenda if the people of New Mexico elect her. The Albuquerque Journal reports that Lujan Grisham wants to “expand background checks to all gun purchases” and wants to put a process in place “to allow family members or law enforcement to seek temporary court orders to confiscate firearms from someone they fear may hurt themselves or others.”
  • Catholic Teaching on Homosexuality Evil, Says [Former Irish President] McAleese

    08/09/2018 7:22:28 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    BBC ^ | 8/7/18
    The Catholic Church's teaching on homosexuality has been described as "evil" by a former Irish president. Mary McAleese said she was hopeful the Pope would change the church's position on the issue. Pope Francis is due to visit the Republic of Ireland this month for the World Meeting of Families, a major event for the Church. Mrs McAleese, who was president from 1997 to 2011, said she hoped it would be free of "homophobic messages". The Pope's two-day tour will be the first papal visit to Ireland for almost 40 years. 'Exploded that myth'Mrs McAleese made her comments about the...
  • Trump proposes car-mileage rollback; states sue in protest

    08/02/2018 6:06:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 97 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug. 02, 2018 7:11 PM EDT | Ellen Knickmeyer and Tom Krisher
    Citing safety, the Trump administration on Thursday proposed rolling back car-mileage standards, backing away from years of government efforts to cut Americans’ trips to the gas station and reduce unhealthy, climate-changing tailpipe emissions. If the proposed rule becomes final, it could roil the auto industry as it prepares for new model years and weaken one of the federal government’s chief weapons against climate change — regulating emissions from cars and other vehicles. The result, opponents say, will be dirtier air and more pollution-related illness and death. The proposal itself estimates it could cost tens of thousands of jobs — auto...
  • Hundreds of teens descend on Broad St. damaging property, fighting [Philadelphia]

    08/01/2018 6:39:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 62 replies
    WPVI, ABC 6 ^ | Monday, July 30, 2018 07:33PM
    Investigators are reviewing surveillance video along North Broad Street after a group of about 300 teenagers crowded the area Sunday night. It’s not clear why the large group descended onto Broad Street at around 7:30 p.m. Police are looking to identify a small fraction of the kids; those who were fighting and damaging property inside a Wendy’s fast-food restaurant near the Liacouras Center and one other business, flipping over tables and chairs. […] Police are reviewing social media to determine if this was a planned meet-up. Police Commissioner Richard Ross says often times investigators can stop social media meet-ups before...
  • Planned Parenthood CEO: “We Cannot Allow Our Children to Have Fewer Rights”

    08/01/2018 11:07:58 AM PDT · by Morgana · 39 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | August 1, 2018 | Christina Vazquez
    There is a special sort of irony in the idea that some abortion advocates want to protect their children by keeping pro-abortion legislation in place. With midterm elections coming up this fall, Boise Weekly published a column chronicling the “fight” that abortion advocates have supposedly endured in trying to keep abortion rights intact. Many abortion advocates are fearful of President Donald Trump’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh. “We take Trump at his word that Brett Kavanaugh would overturn Roe v. Wade,” said Jennifer Allen, CEO of Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest and Hawaii. “This nomination puts Roe v....
  • White, and in the minority

    08/01/2018 9:56:42 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 58 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 30, 2018 | Terrence McCoy
    SNIP In a country where whites will lose majority status in about a quarter-century, and where research suggests that demographic anxiety is contributing to many of the social fissures polarizing the United States, from immigration policy to welfare reform to the election of President Trump, the story of the coming decades will be, to some degree, the story of how white people adapt to a changing country. It will be the story of people like Heaven Engle and Venson Heim, both of whom were beginning careers on the bottom rung of an industry remade by Latinos, whose population growth is...