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  • WATCH Nathan Phillips From The Last Time He Accused Students of Racism In 2015 - (Video)

    01/21/2019 8:01:38 AM PST · by blueyon · 34 replies
    BigLeaguePolitics.com ^ | 01/21/19 | Patrick Howley
    Native American activist Nathan Phillips confronted MAGA hat-wearing teens from Covington Catholic high school at the March for Life, where video of his interaction with the students went viral in the mainstream media. This is not the first time Phillips has garnered media attention accusing students of racism. Phillips previously accused students from Eastern Michigan University of being racist toward him in 2015. (READ: Phillips Starred In Skrillex Video About Attacking Police). In that 2015 instance, Phillips also approached the students, not the other way around, though he claimed the students called him over. Here is Phillips describing the encounter,...
  • Are There Any Freepers Who Live Near Washtenaw County In Southern Michigan?

    01/21/2019 5:23:35 AM PST · by an amused spectator · 60 replies
    Free Republic ^ | January 21, 2019 | moi
    The native American activist Nathan Phillips who is involved in the targeting of the Covington teens is a REAL sketchy character. He apparently has TWO active voter registration records in Ypsilanti (the Berkeley of Michigan). He's a "Vietnam veteran" - but was born in 1955... His wife also has an active voter registration record in Ypsi. She died in 2014...
  • Native American claims racial harassment by EMU students dressed as indians (same guy as MAGA mob)

    01/20/2019 9:56:28 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 25 replies
    Fox 2 Detroit ^ | April 22, 2015 | Dave Spencer
    An Ypsilanti man says he was trying to teach a few students dressed in American Indian theme party about respecting Native Americans. Not long afterward, Nathan Phillips said that an interaction with party-goers and students turned ugly. Nathan Phillips says he was out for a noon walk on a Saturday in mid-April. He walked by a home where he saw Eastern Michigan University students dressed as Native Americans. "They had little feathers on, I was just going to walk by," Phillips said. "A group of them said 'Come on over, come here.'" He says he walked over to the...
  • GOP lawmaker pushes to derail Tlaib from leading delegation to West Bank

    01/20/2019 7:30:25 AM PST · by SJackson · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/17/19 | John Bowden
    A Republican congressman is urging Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to block freshman Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), the first Palestinian-American woman in Congress, from leading a delegation to the West Bank, arguing that the trip would hurt U.S.-Israel relations. Tlaib's planned delegation to the West Bank, which is set for the same time as the American Israel Public Affairs Committee's (AIPAC) trip for new members of Congress, would be "inconsistent with our national values," Texas Rep. Brian Babin (R) argued in a letter. "I am writing to express my extreme concern that a newly elected Member of Congress, Rep. Rashida Tlaib,...
  • Women's March splinters over name with local chapters insisting they're independent...

    01/19/2019 2:50:17 PM PST · by Libloather · 23 replies
    Stl Today ^ | 1/15/19 | Marissa J. Lang
    **SNIP** Four organizations have sued the national Women's March group — led by activists Bob Bland, Tamika Mallory, Carmen Perez and Linda Sarsour — over efforts to trademark the name, arguing that no entity can own the march or the activism it has inspired. Some groups have sought to rebrand to shed the "Women's March" name and the tumult that comes with it. As they prepare for the third annual Women's March on Saturday, leaders are grappling with the question: What is in a name, and is the name "Women's March" worth fighting for? "There's power in the name because...
  • The BDS Campaign: Anti-Jew Leftists Breaking Federal Anti-Boycott Law

    01/19/2019 10:38:49 AM PST · by Moseley · 22 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | January 18, 2019 | Jonathon A Moseley
    Anti-Semites are violating federal law by boycotting Israel and Israeli companies and institutions. Activists in the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement, one of the highest-profile global projects of the left, are subject to criminal and financial penalties, including jail time of five years and fines up to $50,000. A U.S. exporter can lose the right to export any products to any country. So why isn’t the U.S. Department of Justice enforcing the anti-boycott laws? President Donald Trump should order the Office of Antiboycott Compliance to come out of cryogenic stasis and get back to work, and order DOJ to...
  • Romney backs Trump in shutdown showdown, questions Pelosi

    01/18/2019 5:16:03 PM PST · by conservative98 · 49 replies
    ABC News ^ | 1/18/19 56 Minutes Ago | BRADY McCOMBS
    U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah said Friday he supports President Donald Trump's push for a border wall that has led to a government shutdown and questioned why Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi won't agree to "another few miles" of barriers on the U.S.-Mexico border. Romney also said he plans to keep working with other senators to find interim solutions, such as legislation that would make sure essential government employees still working get paid now. The 2012 GOP presidential nominee and new Utah senator acknowledged that it "takes two to tango" but backed Trump's position and chided Pelosi for hers....
  • World Tribune: Rep. Rashida Tlaib Was Paid by Soros and Failed to Disclose It

    01/17/2019 12:13:01 PM PST · by Red Badger · 32 replies
    www.centerforsecuritypolicy.org ^ | January 11, 2019 | Christopher Holton
    WorldTribune.com and the Washington Free Beacon both reported this week that the anti-semitic member of Congress, Rep. Rashida Tlaib, failed to disclose that she was paid $85,000 by a George Soros front group for a “Leadership in Government Fellowship.” Tlaib disclosed other sources of income, raising suspicions that she intentionally attempted to conceal her ties to the controversial tycoon who has spent a fortune promoting Leftist causes and attacking conservatives. This revelation is significant for two primary reasons: It shows the continued insidious influence of the Soros syndicate of NGOs on Left-wing politics in America. Over the past decade or...
  • [snip] Tesla founder 'would be interested' in taking over General Motors' idled factories

    12/07/2018 5:48:24 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 26 replies
    daily mail ^ | Dec. 7, 2018 | ANNIE PALMER
    Full Title: Could Elon Musk save the jobs of GM workers? Tesla founder 'would be interested' in taking over General Motors' idled factories Elon Musk is eyeing General Motors' once-occupied plants. The billionaire tech mogul said it's 'possible that [Tesla] would be open' to taking over automakers' old plants, such as the five factories closed by GM last month. The comments came during Musk's wide-ranging interview with CBS' '60 Minutes.' GM CEO Mary Barra announced in November that the car manufacturer would close five factories in North America and lay off some 14,700 workers as a result. Musk indicated that...
  • The 7 Republicans who voted against back pay for furloughed workers

    01/14/2019 8:39:57 PM PST · by RandFan · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | NIV ELIS AND JULIEGRACE BRUFKE
    The House and Senate this week voted overwhelmingly to provide back pay to about 800,000 federal workers who are going without paychecks because of the partial government shutdown. But seven lawmakers — all House Republicans — opposed the measure. Those "no" votes came from Reps. Justin Amash (Mich.), Andy Biggs (Ariz.), Paul Gosar (Ariz.), Glen Grothman (Wis.), Thomas Massie (Ky.), Chip Roy (Texas) and Ted Yoho (Fla.). President Trump on Thursday indicated he would sign the bill, leading to its passage by unanimous consent in the Senate later that day. On Friday, the House cleared the measure in a 411-7...
  • Another GOP lawmaker calls on Steve King to resign over white supremacy comments

    01/14/2019 8:41:15 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 86 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1 14 2019 | Justin Wise
    Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) on Monday called on fellow GOP Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) to resign over recent comments he made about white supremacy and white nationalism. "I wish he’d resign, frankly," Stewart said on CNN's "Cuomo Prime Time." "He’s lost the trust and faith of his comrades. For the good of the party, for the good of the American people, I think it’s time for us to make a change." His comments came just hours after GOP leaders in Congress stripped the Iowa congressman from any committee assignments in the new Congress. Stewart said that he "absolutely" agreed with...
  • Politicians Never Lied Before Trump

    01/14/2019 7:48:47 PM PST · by OddLane · 15 replies
    wall st. journal ^ | 1/11/19 | Holmon Jenkins
    An aide to President Obama boasted to the New York Times about lying and manipulating the media to sell the administration’s Iran policy. Mr. Obama himself proselytized for his health-care plan by saying that, despite mandatory requirements that outlawed millions of individual health plans, you’d be able to keep your existing plan. Nor is there the slightest ambiguity now: His administration deliberately lied to the American people about the origins of the 2012 terrorist attack on a U.S. consulate in Libya. We could go on. Candidate Obama, in a formal address, explained that Detroit’s financial troubles were due to its...
  • Steve King slams GOP leaders for 'political decision' over comments on white supremacy

    01/14/2019 5:53:31 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 130 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/14/19 | Justin Wise
    Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) on Monday denounced GOP leaders' move to remove him from all committee assignments, calling it a "political decision that ignores the truth." “[House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s (R-Calif.)] decision to remove me from committees is a political decision that ignores the truth," King said in a statement shortly after McCarthy told reporters that the Iowa congressman would not receive any committee assignments in the new Congress. King was previously a member of the House Judiciary, Agriculture and Small Business committees. He had also served as chairman of a House Judiciary subcommittee on the Constitution and...
  • Romney calls on Steve King to resign after comments on white supremacy

    01/14/2019 3:53:32 PM PST · by SMGFan · 126 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 14, 2019
    Newly-elected Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) on Monday called for conservative Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) to resign from the House because of his remarks questioning whether white supremacy is "offensive." “I think he ought to step aside and I think Congress ought to make it very clear he has no place there,” Romney told CNN’s Manu Raju on Monday. A spokeswoman for Romney confirmed the statement. Romney is the latest high-profile Republican voice to condemn King’s comments made in an interview with The New York Times in which he said, “white nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language...
  • Pro-Hezbollah activist posts photos with Rashida Tlaib at swearing-in ceremony

    01/14/2019 2:21:13 PM PST · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 14, 2019 | Valerie Richardson
    Rep. Rashida Tlaib, Michigan Democrat, was called out Monday after Palestinian activist Abbas Hamideh, a staunch defender of the terrorist group Hezbollah, posted photos of the two of them posing at her swearing-in ceremony in Detroit. Mr. Hamideh tweeted a photo of himself Saturday with Ms. Tlaib along with the caption, “I was honored to be at Congresswoman @RashidaTlaib swearing in ceremony in #Detroit and private dinner afterward with the entire family, friends and activists across the country.” Critics were quick to point out that Mr. Hamideh, a co-founder of the pro-Palestinian group Al-Awda, which means “right of return,” has...
  • School superintendent under fire for defending child molester at sentencing hearing (New York)

    01/11/2019 2:28:41 PM PST · by george76 · 5 replies
    EAG News ^ | JANUARY 9, 2019 | VICTOR SKINNER
    A New York school superintendent recently testified as a character witness for a neighbor who was convicted last year of fondling an 11-year-old boy. Sweet Home schools superintendent Anthony Day testified at the sentencing hearing for Luiz Pereira in December to help his friend and neighbor avoid jail and defend his character. A jury convicted Pereira, a 54-year-old college administrator, of felony unlawful contact with a minor ... Despite some backlash, school board members have stood firmly behind the superintendent. Six board members signed a statement to district parents and staff defending Day’s testimony ... Judge Anthony Vardaro ultimately sentenced...
  • Donald Trump rejects Mitt Romney's ironic tax attack

    02/24/2016 7:03:02 PM PST · by EveningStar · 44 replies
    CNN ^ | February 24, 2016 | Stephen Collinson, Jeremy Diamond and Hasan Khan
    Donald Trump is leaving the door open to not releasing his tax returns, just hours after Mitt Romney warned Wednesday that the billionaire's tax documents could contain a "bombshell." The GOP front-runner said in an interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper that he will "make a determination over the next couple of months" as to whether he will release his tax returns... It was also an attack steeped in irony, since Romney was on the receiving end of similar claims by then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, when Democrats eviscerated him over his fortune and business record during the 2012 campaign. Reid...
  • Romney 2020 touted by Nevada’s Harry Reid, calling Trump ‘amoral’

    01/11/2019 4:12:55 AM PST · by C19fan · 27 replies
    Bosotn Herald ^ | January 10, 2019 | Staff
    Former Nevada Sen. Harry Reid is pushing for a Mitt Romney challenge to President Trump in 2020, saying Thursday that Trump has no conscience. “I’ve had dealings with the man,” Reid said of Trump. “I think he’s amoral. I don’t think he has a conscience.” Reid said he and Romney had differences in the past. But he said he likes Romney and thinks he’s “a moderate voice the Republicans need.” He also insisted that he had claimed Romney hadn’t paid “his fair share of taxes,” rather than no taxes and said he was glad he had raised the issue.
  • Ocasio-Cortez passed over for influential House committee (Somali Muslim ditched by Dems, as well)

    01/11/2019 3:35:42 AM PST · by Liz · 52 replies
    NYPOST.COM ^ | 1/10/19 | Marisa Schultz
    Ocasio-Cortez didn’t get a seat on the powerful tax writing committee she sought to push her progressive agenda of Medicare for All, free college tuition and a green new deal. Instead, the New York slot on the House Ways and Means went to a moderate Democrat, Long Island Rep. Tom Suozzi, a former CPA, attorney and county executive. Suozzi will assume the committee seat of Rep. Joe Crowley, the Queens Democrat Ocasio-Cortez defeated last year in a stunning upset. Ocasio-Cortez sought the spot (which is usually off limits to freshman reps) with the backing of progressive groups that pushed for...
  • Fifth SEIU Official Ousted After Being Accused of Sexual Assault

    11/21/2017 4:49:28 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 18 replies
    freebeacon ^ | November 20, 2017 | Alex Griswold
    Another official at the Service Employees International Union has been ousted following accusations of sexual assault. Pedro Malave was first fired from a local Boston-area SEIU chapter in 2014, only to be later rehired at two other local chapters in California, the labor website Payday Report reported last week. Politico‘s Morning Shift newsletter flagged the report on Monday and confirmed that the locals dismissed Malave after they learned of his past alleged conduct. In the summer of 2014, the Boston-area 32BJ SEIU Local 615 investigated Malave, then the assistant director, after a co-worker, Daria Alladio, accused him of sexual assault....