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  • Here's Why John F. Kennedy Once Passionately Argued To Keep The Electoral College

    03/24/2019 3:53:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 21, 2019 | Scott Morefield
    The days of New York City’s Tammany Hall and the Windy City’s “Chicago Machine” may be technically over, but that doesn’t mean Democrats have given up trying to rig and steal elections in a neverending power grab that would make Mayor Daley blush. Not by a long shot. In fact, you can bet the farm that virtually any cockamamie proposal put out there by anyone with a D beside their name is specifically designed to do one thing and one thing alone - get votes. Oh, I know they like to pretend they’re all about “virtue” and “values” and helping the...
  • Elizabeth Warrens attack on Electoral College pandering at its worst

    03/23/2019 6:36:23 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 29 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 3/19/19 | Joe Battenfeld
    U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warrens blatantly partisan push to eliminate the Electoral College would disenfranchise vast swaths of America and make liberal cities the Kingpins of presidential politics. Warrens new push for a popular vote is pandering at its worst dangling an idea that would unabashedly aid the Democrat-controlled coasts of the country and turn the country into virtual one-party rule. Switching to a popular vote would only widen the current cultural divide that is gripping the nation, pitting the East and West coasts against the Heartland and rural America. The cities of Los Angeles and New York already decide...
  • Kamala Harris White Supremacy is Rising Around the Globe. We Need a President Who Will Speak Truth

    03/23/2019 12:45:56 PM PDT · by rktman · 139 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 3/22/2019 | staff
    Sen. Kamala Harris (D.-Calif.) has pinned to the top of her Twitter feed a Tweet she sent out on March 16 noting that white supremacy is rising around the globe and stating that Americans need a president who will speak truth and fight fort the people. The real national emergency is the failed leadership of this president, Harris said in the Tweet. Americans are dying in the streets from gun violence, too many are working more for less, and white supremacy is rising around the globe, she said.
  • Elizabeth Warren: White Supremacists Pose a Threat to the United Stateslike ISIS, like Al Qaida

    03/23/2019 12:45:52 PM PDT · by rktman · 82 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 3/22/2019 | staff
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D.-N.Y.) said in a townhall meeting hosted by CNN in Jackson, Miss., on Monday night that white supremacists post a threat to the United Stateslike ISIS, like al Qaida. A person at townhall asked Warren: Since the election of Donald Trump, the number of hate crimes has increased and white supremacists have become more emboldened online and in public. What are your plans to unite the country? Warren responded: Oh, good. Thank you for that question. You know, it starts with the fact that we've got to recognize the threat posed by white nationalism. White supremacists pose...
  • Escaping the Clown-Car Campaign

    03/23/2019 7:14:09 AM PDT · by Twotone · 7 replies
    American Spectator ^ | March 22, 2019 | Robert Stacy McCain
    Four years ago, Democrats were gearing up for a pre-determined outcome, the anointing of Hillary Clinton as the partys presidential candidate. Convinced they were on the right side of history, Democrats believed Hillary was destined to succeed Barack Obama, Americas first black president, by becoming our first female president. The only real opposition to Mrs. Clintons nomination came from Bernie Sanders, the socialist senator from Vermont who had never previously identified as a Democrat. The weakness of Hillarys candidacy was exposed in the 2016 primary campaign, when Bernie and his wild-eyed supporters very nearly derailed her nomination, being foiled by...
  • Without The Electoral College, The United States Is No Longer A Republic

    03/23/2019 8:18:16 AM PDT · by Twotone · 72 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 22, 2019 | Sumantra Maitra
    During the dying days of the Roman Republic, with effete senators stabbing each other in the back when they were not busy in orgies, Julius Caesar followed the exact trajectory of a Leviathanwhat Thomas Hobbes described beautifully hundreds of years later. Caesar, by this time opposed to the Senate, which obstructed his imperial aims, decided to cross the river Rubicon, thereby declaring war on the last vestiges of the craven republic. After crossing the river, Caesar famously said Alea Eacta Est, or the die is cast. Thus crossing the Rubicon is now considered a revolutionary act that aims to destroy...
  • GARY HART: Clinton billion dollar campaign should frighten Americans; alarmed at dynastic politics

    04/06/2015 6:14:46 AM PDT · by Liz · 26 replies
    politico.com ^ | 4/6/15 | Jonathan Topaz
    The prospect of a billion-dollar Clinton campaign ought to frighten every American, the two-time Democratic presidential candidate said......The post-Citizens United campaign finance environment has sullied the presidential process, benefiting establishment politicians who cater to financial backers. He pointed to his own experience; he and his wife mortgaged their home for $50-$75,000 which made a significant difference in his 1984 primary campaign where he finished Hart finished second to Mondale. If you need a billion dollars, how many people can do that? Only the Clintons and the Bushes and one or two others, he said. Hart is alarmed by current...
  • As Biden and Kerry Went Soft on China, Sons Made Nuclear, Military Business Deals with Chinese Gov't

    03/22/2019 9:54:42 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 16 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 3/21/2019 | Tyler O'Neil
    In 2013 and 2014, China embarked on an aggressive air and island campaign to dominate the South China Sea, much to the dismay of Japan and other countries in the region. When Vice President Joe Biden visited the country in 2013, he emphasized trade between the U.S. and China and did not focus on the South China Sea. Secretary of State John Kerry did the same in 2014. Meanwhile, Biden's son Hunter and Kerry's stepson Chris Heinz carried out massive business deals with Chinese officials and the state-owned Bank of China. Worse, Hunter Biden and Chris Heinz even invested in...
  • AIPACs competition Obama to host Dems on Monday night of policy conference

    03/22/2019 7:09:00 AM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Former President Barack Obama will host a reception for freshman House Democrats on Monday evening at the home of Ambassador Esther Coopersmith in Washington, D.C, Jewish Insider has learned. Coopersmith, known as one of the best at playing the Washington networking game, was appointed by Obama as a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador in 2009. On Monday night, AIPAC will also hold its leadership reception, perhaps AIPACs most-significant annual gathering, which typically puts the vast majority of members of Congress, AIPACs leadership, board and national council all in one room, during the same block of time. Several progressive 2020 presidential hopefuls, including...
  • Multiple 2020 Democrats say they wont attend AIPAC summit

    03/21/2019 7:24:39 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 67 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 21, 2019 | Juana Summers and Elana Schor
    Multiple Democratic presidential candidates said Thursday that they wont attend the American Israel Public Affairs Committees annual conference in Washington next week. Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, former U.S. Rep. Beto ORourke of Texas, Sen. Kamala Harris of California and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, are among the 2020 contenders who have decided not to attend. Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, who is considering an independent bid for president, will also avoid the AIPAC conference. It comes as the liberal advocacy group MoveOn has called on Democratic presidential candidates to skip this years policy...
  • Michael Dukakis rips draft-dodger Trump after tank photo joke

    03/21/2019 12:46:32 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 74 replies
    New York Post ^ | 21 Mar 19 | Mark Moore
    President Trumps joke about Michael Dukakis tanked with the former Democratic presidential nominee. Dukakis, who ran against George H.W. Bush, wasnt happy about Trump mocking him for donning a helmet and riding in a tank during the 1988 campaign. I want to get into them but then I remember when a man named Dukakis got into a tank, Trump said to laughter Wednesday during a visit to a tank factory in Lima, Ohio. The helmet was bigger than he was. That was not good.
  • Filmmaker Ken Burns joins effort to save Hampshire College

    03/20/2019 5:52:05 PM PDT · by matt04 · 8 replies
    One of Hampshire Colleges best-known alumni, documentary filmmaker Ken Burns, has joined the effort to help the college endure financial troubles, President Miriam Nelson confirmed in a letter to the college community Wednesday afternoon. Burns, 65, and seven others are members of the newly created Presidents Options Working Group, appointed by Nelson. Burns, who graduated from Hampshire in 1975, is known for documentaries including the Emmy Award-winning Civil War and Baseball series. Nelson described the panel as off-campus community stakeholders who would be a sounding board for the trustees and me, conducting their deliberations independently, and a vehicle for communicating...
  • Stop & Shop union says contract offers draconian cuts as employees rally at Chicopee store

    03/20/2019 5:34:53 PM PDT · by matt04 · 23 replies
    Hundreds of union members and their supporters rallied Wednesday at the Memorial Drive Stop & Shop, calling on the company to offer employees represented by United Food & Commercial Workers locals in New England a better contract and threatening to strike if it doesnt happen. What do we want," the call and response chant went. Contract! If we dont get it? Shut it down! ... UFCW says Stop & Shop is proposing a bad deal for workers that would cut current benefits, including health and welfare and pension plans, replace Sunday time-and-a-half pay with a smaller wage premium and cut...
  • Scarborough Thinks John Kerry Would Be Stone-Cold Lock to Beat Trump

    03/20/2019 9:14:14 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 91 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Time for Teresa to dust off her recipe for gin-soaked raisins? Of all the Dems vying for the presidential nomination, Joe Scarborough has singled out one who's not even in the race as the person who not only could, but would, beat President Trump in 2020: John "Liveshot" Kerry. [snip] Said Scarborough: "John Kerry, if he ran, would win. That's all I'm going to say. That's all I'm going to say. He would be the 46th president of the United States if he announced today he was running. And nobody could stop him." Get the rest of the story and...
  • Warren Tells Mississippians at Town Hall: Get Another State Flag Sans Confederate Symbol

    03/19/2019 6:52:02 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19 March 2019 | Penny Starr
    CNN hosted a town hall on Monday in Mississippi with presidential candidate and Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) where she answered questions on a range of issues, including the Mississippi flag, which features in its field a Confederate symbol. Mississippis the only state in the country that still has the Confederate battle emblem on the state flag do you think Mississippi should adopt a new flag? Jake Tapper, CNN anchor who moderated the town hall, asked Warren. Warren replied with one word Yes and was met with loud applause from the crowd, CNN reported on its event....CNN also...
  • Boston Woman Sentenced for $2.7M Bank Fraud Scheme

    03/18/2019 7:00:06 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 16 replies
    www.bankerandtradesman.com ^ | 03/18/2019 | www.bankerandtradesman.com
    A Boston woman was sentenced last week in federal court in Boston for her role in a scheme to embezzle more than $2.7 million from Bank of America using fraudulent donations to nonprofit organizations. Brianna Alexis Forde, 36, was sentenced to four months in prison and two years of supervised release, including six months of home detention. She was also ordered to pay $778,000 in restitution.
  • Howie Carr Show,M-F,3PM-6 PM,EDT,WRKO AM,March 18-31,2019

    03/18/2019 11:20:52 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 2 replies
    Howie Carr Show ^ | March 18, 2019 | Howie Carr
    WELCOME To The Howie Carr Show!
  • Beto O'Rourke raised massive $6.1 million his first day in the 2020 race, campaign says

    03/18/2019 6:43:36 AM PDT · by C19fan · 56 replies
    CNN ^ | March 18, 2019 | Eric Bradner
    Beto O'Rourke raised $6.1 million in the first 24 hours of his presidential campaign, his campaign said Monday, in what amounts to the largest announced first-day haul of any 2020 Democratic contender to date. The former Texas congressman raised $6,136,763 in online donations from all 50 states in the first day, his campaign said. That tops the $5.9 million one-day total Sen. Bernie Sanders announced after he launched his campaign. The closest other 2020 Democratic candidate to publicize their first-day fundraising total was California Sen. Kamala Harris at $1.5 million.
  • The Kuhner Report, Jeffrey T. Kuhner Show,M-F,PAM-12NOONPM,EDT,WRKO AM,March 18-31,2019

    03/18/2019 8:12:01 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 1 replies
    The Kuhner Report ^ | March 18, 2019 | Jeffrey T. Kuhner
    Good Morning And WELCOME!
  • MASSACHUSETTS COUNTY RANKS AS AMERICA'S MOST INTOLERANT 95% of residents identify as ... Democrats

    03/17/2019 8:16:28 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 48 replies
    WND ^ | March 17, 2019 | Unattributed
    A new study reveals the most intolerant county in America is not Rabun County in northeastern Georgia, where the film Deliverance was shot. Nor was it Albany County, Wyoming, where Matthew Shepard was killed. And it was not Tallahatchie County, Mississippi, where Emmett Till was lynched more than a half-century ago, explained a report by the Foundation for Economic Education. Its Suffolk County, Massachusetts, and its mostly white population of just under 800,000 that includes the heart of the Boston-Cambridge-Newton region. Politically, Suffolk County is about as progressive as America gets. The countys three congressional districts the 5th, 7th,...