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  • Feinstein Plays Unbilled Role in Taiwan Dispute

    09/24/2018 4:27:38 PM PDT · by ptsal · 28 replies
    LA Times ^ | 22-March-1996 | Edwin chen
    WASHINGTON — Over the years, Sen. Dianne Feinstein has come to view herself as a China hand. And now, amid mounting tensions between China and Taiwan, the California Democrat is increasingly asserting herself behind the scenes as a would-be peacemaker. In the process, Feinstein is playing on a rare set of personal relationships that she has nurtured with the three men now at the center of the standoff: the presidents of China, Taiwan and the United States. To each, Feinstein has been dispensing strong and unequivocal advice. "I sometimes say that in my last life maybe I was Chinese," Feinstein...
  • In a rebuke to Trump, ...Brown signs bans on short-term health plans, Medi-Cal work requirements

    09/23/2018 10:18:37 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    L A Times ^ | Melanie Mason and John Myers
    As a left-leaning state that has embraced the expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, California is unlikely to pursue work requirements for that program. But with the Trump administration backing efforts by a handful of states to impose such requirements, backers of the measure said it was important to enshrine in state law that California would not do the same. Critics have said that work requirements will limit the care of those unable to work, including those with chronic physical ailments, mental illness or substance abuse problems. Four states have already taken action to move toward work mandates,...
  • Why does NY refuse to name the woman who admits that she falsely accused two men of rape?

    09/23/2018 2:22:10 PM PDT · by grundle · 20 replies
    wordpress ^ | September 23, 2018 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Why is the New York government hiding the name of a woman who admitted that she had falsely accused two men of rape after her false accusation caused them to spend 26 and 11 years in prison? I recently came across this New York Times article from May of this year.It says that two innocent men were falsely accused of rape, and were convicted largely based on the testimony of the alleged victim.One of the innocent men spent 26 years in prison. The other innocent man spent 11 years in prison.The woman now says that the rape “never happened.”The New York...
  • Leaked NPR Emails: Call Kermit Gosnell a “Doctor” Not an “Abortion Doctor”

    09/18/2018 10:05:57 PM PDT · by OddLane · 19 replies
    Lifenews.com ^ | September 18, 2018 | Micaiah Bilger
    NPR described Kermit Gosnell as an “abortion doctor” back in 2013 when a Philadelphia court convicted him of murdering babies. But last month, the taxpayer-funded radio group rejected an ad that used the exact same term to describe Gosnell, claiming it is not “value neutral,” according to The Daily Beast. The makers of the movie “Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer” have been hitting roadblocks since they began their project more than four years ago. Their struggles started when the crowdfunding site Kickstarter refused to allow filmmakers Phelim McAleer and Ann McElhinney to fundraiser there. They later broke...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Trump says exposing ‘corrupt’ FBI probe could be ‘crowning achievement’ of presidency

    09/18/2018 6:20:50 PM PDT · by bitt · 59 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/18/2018 | JOHN SOLOMON AND BUCK SEXTON
    President Trump in an exclusive interview with Hill.TV said Tuesday he ordered the release of classified documents in the Russia collusion case to show the public the FBI probe started as a “hoax,” and that exposing it could become one of the “crowning achievements” of his presidency. “What we’ve done is a great service to the country, really,” Trump said in a 45-minute, wide-ranging interview in the Oval Office. “I hope to be able to call this, along with tax cuts and regulation and all the things I’ve done… in its own way this might be the most important thing...
  • TV Guide on Tom Arnold: ‘Bob Woodward and I’ ‘Are Basically the Same Guy’

    09/18/2018 5:55:07 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 17 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | September 18, 2018 | P.J. Gladnick
    Tom Arnold's The Hunt for the Trump Tapes premieres on Tuesday but unfortunately there seems to be nefarious forces out there trying to hinder his quixotic quest. According to Arnold, one of those trying to stop his hunt is the former producer of The Apprentice, Mark Burnett, whom Arnold is accusing of choking him at a pre-Emmys party in Los Angeles on Sunday night. In another interview, TV Guide summerized the comedian: "Bob Woodward and I" "are basically the same guy."  A barely coherent red-faced Arnold describes the confrontation to a flock of reporters who might be wondering if the former...
  • Not the First Time Dianne Feinstein Has Endangered Lives (Article from 2014 re: Night Stalker

    09/14/2018 9:35:57 AM PDT · by Signalman · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/18/2014 | Marco Milaneci
    (Richard) Ramirez was a serial killer who terrorized the populations of Los Angeles and San Francisco from June of 1984 to August of 1985, claiming 14 victims. The crimes were huge news at the time. Few Americans had seen anything like it in their lifetimes. Ramirez was so aggressive and cocky, scrawling pentagrams on walls in victims’ homes and even making his final known rape victim swear allegiance to Satan. The public was desperate to see him captured. By July of 1985, Ramirez had already committed some 13 murders, 5 rapes including sodomy, and 3 attempted murders, yet it seemed...
  • Jane Fonda says Les Moonves ouster is ‘only the beginning’

    09/14/2018 8:55:11 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 60 replies
    pagesix.com ^ | 09/14/2018 | Dave McNary
    ane Fonda believes the downfall of Leslie Moonves won’t be the last we’ll see among powerful entertainment industry executives. “It’s a shame he didn’t behave, [but now] it’s come back to get him,” Fonda said at Thursday night’s Los Angeles premiere of the HBO documentary “Jane Fonda in Five Acts” at the Armand Hammer Museum. Moonves departed on Sunday amid a cascade of sexual assault and misconduct allegations. “This has been happening for a long time and it’s been an epidemic of behavior like this on the part of people who have power,” Fonda said. “I think the #MeToo movement...
  • BREAKING: Reddit Shuts Down Second-Largest Pro-Trump Subreddit (LIB TROLLS IDENTIFIED AS CAUSE)

    09/13/2018 8:41:45 AM PDT · by bitt · 82 replies
    bigleaguepolitics.com ^ | 9/12/2018 | PATRICK HOWLEY
    ...."Top Reddit moderators have provided Big League Politics with information showing that left-wing operatives including an employee of CBS have been involved in posing as Trump supporters to post offensive anonymous content on Reddit in order to get pro-Trump subreddits flagged. BLP will be rolling out that information today as this censorship purge goes into high gear. ...More than 30 covert left-wing actors have been identified coordinating with Phillips, including activists linked to Media Matters and the ACLU."
  • Maxine Waters goes on Trump 'impeachment' tear, vows to 'get him'

    09/10/2018 5:07:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 10, 2018 | Andrew O'Reilly
    Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters escalated her rhetorical assault on President Trump over the weekend – vowing to "get him" and repeating the word "impeachment" over and over. Waters, who took heat earlier this year for urging her supporters to confront Trump administration officials in public, told a group gathered in Los Angeles that some Democratic leaders have asked her to stop talking about impeaching Trump. “There’s a difference in how some of our leadership talk about how we should handle all of this,” Water said. “They say, ‘Maxine, please don’t say impeachment anymore.'” “And when they say that, I say...
  • Maxine Waters vows to 'get' Pence once Trump impeached

    09/10/2018 1:50:44 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 103 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 10, 2018 | Jessica Chasmar
    Rep. Maxine Waters promised a crowd of young Democrats over the weekend that she would go after Vice President Mike Pence once President Trump is removed from office. The California congresswoman accepted a lifetime achievement award from the Stonewall Young Democrats on Saturday in Los Angeles, telling the enthusiastic crowd that Mr. Trump threatened Americans’ way of life and deserved to be impeached. “I’m gonna get him,” Ms. Waters said, according to a video published by progressive activist and attendee Edward Garren. “I’m in this fight and I’m not gonna move.
  • Maxine Waters: I threaten Trump supporters 'all the time'

    09/10/2018 9:44:47 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/10/18 | Megan Keller
    Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) mockingly said in a speech last weekend that she she threatens Trump supporters all the time, defending her comments in June urging supporters to harass members of President Trump's administration. Waters said she was not threatening Trump supporters or constituents when she called on people to confront Trump Cabinet members and supporters in June — and said President Trump was wrong to accuse her of doing so at the time. "I did not threaten [Trump] constituents and supporters. I do that all the time, but I didn't do that that time," Waters said to laughter from...
  • MAXINE WATERS: ‘I wake up in middle of night and all I can think about is I’m gonna get’ Trump

    09/10/2018 7:41:56 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 73 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | SEPTEMBER 9, 2018 | KYLE OLSON
    Mad Maxine Waters is obsessed with President Trump. The California Congresswoman went after the president while accepting an award from the Stonewall Young Democrats on Saturday in Los Angeles. At one point in the 20-minute speech, she bragged about threatening Trump supporters. Speaking about Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s apology to Judge Brett Kavanaugh for the dozens of people interrupting his confirmation hearing this week, Waters said, “We don’t ask permission to protest. We protest,” triggering cheers. “When we understand that we have to make America hear us and see us, and understand that we all have something to say,” she said,...
  • After Being Destroyed, Trump's Walk of Fame Star Multiplies

    08/09/2018 3:55:49 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 75 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | August 9, 2018
    A crew laminated vinyl stars and placed them on blank squares in Hollywood. Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame — destroyed on several occasions by detractors who sometimes wield a pick-ax — mysteriously multiplied over night so that on Thursday morning there were several dozen stars. The effort comes from a conservative street artist who wishes to remain anonymous, but says he was motivated not only by the destruction of the president's real star, but also a recent unanimous vote by the West Hollywood City Council to recommend the removal of Trump's star due to accusations he...
  • L.A. Times, S.F. Chronicle: Kamala Harris ‘Failed Miserably’ at Brett Kavanaugh Hearing

    09/07/2018 9:46:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 58 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 9/7/2018 | Joel Pollak
    Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) is receiving dismal reviews from the usually-friendly liberal California media for her performance Thursday at the Senate Judiciary Committee during the Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Harris questioned Kavanaugh about whether he had ever had a conversation with someone at a law firm founded by President Donald Trump’s former lawyer about the investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Kavanaugh seemed not to know what she was talking about, and Harris hinted that she may have had evidence to back up her line of questioning. But in...
  • How eight elite San Francisco families funded Gavin Newsom’s political ascent

    09/07/2018 8:39:50 AM PDT · by DFG · 10 replies
    LA Times ^ | 09/07/2018 | SEEMA MEHTA, RYAN MENEZES, MALOY MOORE
    Gavin Newsom wasn’t born rich, but he was born connected — and those alliances have paid handsome dividends throughout his career. A coterie of San Francisco’s wealthiest families has backed him at every step of his political rise, which in November could lead next to his election as governor of California. San Francisco society’s “first families” — whose names grace museum galleries, charity ball invitations and hospital wards — settled on Newsom, 50, as their favored candidate two decades ago, said Willie Brown, former state Assembly speaker and former mayor of the city.
  • Trump’s dipping approval is putting Republicans in dangerous territory (LOL LOL LOL)

    09/06/2018 5:38:53 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 41 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | September 6 at 3:35 PM | Paul Waldman
    “We’re doing a great job,” said President Trump yesterday in a surprise endorsement of his own success. “The poll numbers are through the roof. Our poll numbers are great. And guess what? Nobody is going to come close to beating me in 2020 because of what we’ve done.” Though Trump can always be counted on to testify to his unblemished record of winning, it was odd he chose to focus on poll numbers right at the moment, because one place they are not going is “through the roof.” In fact, Trump’s numbers are dropping to near the lowest point of...
  • TRIGGERED Podcast: About That POS Anonymous Trump Official Who Wants To Torpedo

    09/06/2018 5:16:39 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 6, 2018 | Townhall.com Staff
    It’s day two of the Brett Kavanaugh hearings. Democrats are still annoying. The protesters are still unhinged. And everyone on the Left cannot seem to grasp what is reality: Brett Kavanaugh is going to be confirmed. Conservatives will have a 5-4 majority on the Court. You’ve lost. Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) performed a great show, wanting to release confidential documents relating to racial profiling during Kavanaugh’s time in the Bush administration. He said he was willing to be expelled for releasing this document, which by the way, was already cleared for release by the committee and the Bush team....
  • Melania Trump calls out anonymous writer of NYT op-ed: 'You are not protecting this country'

    09/06/2018 6:26:46 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Thursday, September 6, 2018 | Gabriella Muńoz and Dave Boyer
    First lady Melania gave a rare outspoken criticism Thursday by calling out the White House official who attacked President Trump anonymously in print, accusing the person of subversion. Her statement addressed the anonymous writer of the New York Times op-ed directly: “You are not protecting this country, you are sabotaging it with your cowardly actions.” She criticized the media’s use of anonymous sources. “If a person is bold enough to accuse people of negative actions, they have a responsibility to publicly stand by their words and people have the right to be able to defend themselves,” Mrs. Trump said in...
  • Anonymous NYT Editorial: "Senior Officials" Sounds Like Reporter Jargon

    09/06/2018 1:31:37 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 31 replies
    Self | September 6, 2018 | PJ-Comix
    One thing that sticks out to me reading the anonymous editorial in the New York Times is that it doesn't sound like a government official wrote it. The big "tell" is the use of the term "senior officials" in one form or similar at three points in the body of the editorial. Do regular people write like that? Not really but you know who does? Reporters. Think about it. How often do you see reporters using the term "senior officials" when writing on background? It is fairly frequent. In contrast how often do high level officials in the government refer...