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  • Marines Forced to Cut Readiness to Pay For Hurricane Damage, Unplanned Expenses

    03/25/2019 3:41:46 PM PDT · by robowombat · 12 replies
    USNI News ^ | March 22, 2019 2:42 PM | Megan Eckstein
    Memo: Marines Forced to Cut Readiness to Pay For Hurricane Damage, Unplanned Expenses By: Megan Eckstein Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Robert B. Neller speaks with a Marine during an exercise in Bridgeport, Calif., Feb. 11, 2019. Gen. Neller observed mountain warfare cold weather training and discussed ways to optimize training. This post has been updated to include a statement from Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer. The Marine Corps is facing “fiscal challenges without precedent” this year due to unexpected expenses forced on the small service by the Pentagon, the White House and Congress, and the commandant is looking...
  • [Kamala] Harris: Time For The Old Guard To “Pass The Baton” [ed]

    03/25/2019 12:27:14 PM PDT · by C19fan · 54 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 25, 2019 | Jazz Shaw
    One of the firmest rules in modern American politics these days is that candidates need to get out there and define themselves before somebody else gets a chance to do it for them. That seems to be a lesson that hasn’t been lost on California Senator and presidential hopeful Kamala Harris (D). Her greatest fear clearly appears to be the risk of being seen as part of the old Democratic establishment in an era of aggressive young socialists influencing their party. She made that point clear when she showed up for church services in Atlanta this weekend, talking about the...
  • Sen. Amy Klobuchar: 'We have to move on' from Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam blackface scandal

    03/24/2019 5:48:43 AM PDT · by Libloather · 33 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 3/18/19 | Valerie Richardson
    Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s blackface scandal has largely dropped from public view, and one Democratic presidential hopeful says it’s time to move on. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Minnesota Democrat, said Sunday that “we have to move on” after being asked about Mr. Northam in an interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” **SNIP** “If we spend our whole time, Chuck, talking about what men did wrong, we are never going to talk about what women can do right, including running for president and winning,” she said. After Mr. Todd said that the Northam situation wasn’t a “great picture” for Democrats, Ms. Klobuchar...
  • Republicans ask Waters to delay vote on marijuana banking bill (Anyone seen Mad Maxine?)

    03/23/2019 5:53:16 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 3/22/19 | Andrew Blake
    Republicans on the House Financial Services Committee are seeking to postpone consideration of marijuana banking legislation scheduled to be brought to vote next week by the panel’s Democratic chair, Rep. Maxine Waters of California. Ranking member Rep. Patrick McHenry of North Carolina and Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer of Missouri wrote Ms. Waters on Thursday raising concerns about Congress potentially passing the Secure And Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act, a bipartisan proposal meant to protect banks that work with marijuana businesses in weed-friendly states. “The impact that many state laws, which have legalized marijuana, have on the federal laws governing the manufacturing,...
  • 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 party’s presidential candidate. Convinced they were “on the right side of history,” Democrats believed Hillary was destined to succeed Barack Obama, America’s first black president, by becoming our first female president. The only real opposition to Mrs. Clinton’s nomination came from Bernie Sanders, the socialist senator from Vermont who had never previously identified as a Democrat. The weakness of Hillary’s candidacy was exposed in the 2016 primary campaign, when Bernie and his wild-eyed supporters very nearly derailed her nomination, being foiled by...
  • What Will It Take for the Congressional Progressive Caucus to Win? [BARF]

    03/21/2019 2:39:43 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 9 replies
    Splinter ^ | March 19, 2019 | Paul Blest
    All of a sudden, its popular to be progressive. The unexpectedly competitive Democratic primary of 2016, pitting Hillary Clinton against Bernie Sanders, quickly became a battle of "progressives" versus "progressives who get things done." And in the Democrats search for identity following Clintons soul-crushing general election loss to Donald Trump, Democratic candidates at all levels throughout the 2018 election cycle wore the progressive badge, even if their definition of "progressive" was sometimes rather ambiguous. Now, theres a Democratic majority in Congress, and along with it a diverse class of new lawmakers proposing an agenda which is resolutely radical by the...
  • Mark Meadows: US ambassadors conspired with DOJ to take down Trump

    03/18/2019 9:10:28 PM PDT · by bitt · 93 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 3/18/2019 | Diana Stancy Correll
    Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., hinted Monday the coming release of documents that will "show" U.S. ambassadors conspired with the FBI and the Justice Department to harm President Trump. “It's additional information that is coming out that will show not only was there no collusion, but there was a coordinated effort to take this president down,” Meadows told Fox News’ Sean Hannity. “We talk about the 'Deep State.' There are players now, even ambassadors, that are sitting ambassadors that were involved in part of this with the FBI-DOJ.” Meadows did not name any ambassadors. “As we look at this, it's time...
  • Two of Democrat Donors Are Named In Report ‘Terrorists In Suits’ For Hamas Financing

    02/13/2019 7:24:21 AM PST · by TexasGurl24
    Big League Politics ^ | 2-13-19 | Patrick Howley
    RICHMOND — Democrat Virginia 86th district delegate candidate Ibraheem Samirah accepted campaign contributions from Osama Abuirshaid and Rafeeq Jaber. (READ: Samirah Apologizes For Anti-Semitic Posts; Said Israel Worse Than KKK, Wished For Ariel Sharon To ‘Burn’). Osama Abuirshaid and Rafeeq Jaber are listed as donors to Samirah’s delegate campaign, according to the Virginia Department of Elections. Samirah is up for delegate on February 19th, running against Republican Air Force veteran Gregg Nelson. Samirah erased his state senator Jennifer Boysko’s endorsement after his anti-Semitic posts came to light. Both of these men — Abuirshaid and Jaber — were named by the...
  • “Hamilton” Star Tweeted About Blacks and Drunk Women on St. Patrick’s Day (& "Raping for Trayvon")

    11/22/2016 4:52:32 AM PST · by brucedickinson · 36 replies
    Irish Central ^ | 11-21-2016 | Niall O'Dowd
    But Dixon was guilty of a very bizarre comment himself involving St. Patrick's Day. The tweet from 2012 sprang back into prominence on Sunday because of the "Hamilton" furor with many commentators claiming it refers to blacks raping drunken girls on St. Patrick’s Day.
  • Virginia county approves Amazon incentives despite protests

    03/16/2019 9:51:39 PM PDT · by blueplum · 39 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 16 Mar 2019 | uncredited
    ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Protesters repeatedly shouted "shame" as a northern Virginia county board Saturday unanimously approved a $23 million incentives package for Amazon to build a new headquarters there. The Arlington County Board's 5-0 vote came after hours of heated public testimony, news outlets reported. Supporters said Amazon's plan to build a massive facility in Crystal City will lead to tens of thousands of good jobs and bring in hundreds of millions of dollars in tax revenue. Opponents, however, said the tech giant neither needs nor deserves public subsidies. They also said lower-income residents would be driven out by...
  • Family to 'encourage deportation' for undocumented immigrant sentenced to 14 months (trunc)

    03/16/2019 9:05:19 AM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 16 replies
    WTVD11 News ^ | 3/15/19 | WTVD11
    Full title of article: Family to 'encourage deportation' for undocumented immigrant sentenced to 14 months for killing Raleigh man in hit-and-run RALEIGH (WTVD) -- The family of a Raleigh man killed in a crash in September said he wouldn't be dead if the man who hit him had not illegally entered the country. The man who hit Jamar Beach, 26, pleaded guilty Friday to hit-and-run causing death--it was the only criminal charge prosecutors said they could defend in court. The judge in the case handed down the maximum sentence of 20-33 months in prison, but Beach's family said it's just...
  • Romney to vote against Trump's emergency declaration

    03/14/2019 10:42:15 AM PDT · by Eyes Unclouded · 116 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3-14-2019 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) said on Thursday that he will oppose President Trump's emergency declaration to build the U.S.-Mexico border wall. "I will vote today for the resolution of disapproval. This is a vote for the Constitution and for the balance of powers that is at its core," Romney said in a statement. Romney is the sixth Republican senator to say he will vote for the resolution of disapproval, which is getting a vote in the Senate later Thursday.
  • Exclusive — President Donald Trump: Paul Ryan Blocked Subpoenas of Democrats

    03/14/2019 10:55:05 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 54 replies
    www.breitbart.com ^ | 13 Mar 2019 | Alexander Marlow, Matthew Boyle, Amanda House, & Charlie Spiering
    President Donald Trump is not happy that former House Speaker Paul Ryan blocked subpoenas of people and entities Trump thinks the House GOP should have been investigating during the first two years of his administration. Trump told Breitbart News in an exclusive lengthy Oval Office interview that Ryan blocked issuance of subpoenas to people he thinks should have been investigated on the political left, and now that the Republicans no longer have the majority in the House, people Trump says Ryan protected may have gotten away with whatever they did that warranted investigation. Trump said that House Freedom Caucus Chairman...
  • GOP's Tillis comes under pressure for taking on Trump

    03/13/2019 2:10:58 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 13, 2019
    Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) is under fire from conservative activists for supporting a Democratic effort to block President Trump’s emergency declaration to fund his border wall. The activists have also raised Tillis’s legislation to shield special counsel Robert Mueller from any interference by Trump. Some county GOP party leaders are openly calling for Tillis to face a primary challenge. And while House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), a Trump loyalist, told The Hill he has no plans to run for the Senate, another conservative Trump ally, Rep. Mark Walker (R-N.C.), may heed the call. When "you have a Republican...
  • HALF THE 2020 FEMALE DEMOCRAT CANDIDATES COVERED UP SEXUAL HARASSMENT

    03/13/2019 11:55:19 AM PDT · by DFG · 12 replies
    Frontpagemag ^ | 03/13/2019 | Daniel Greenfield
    It’s no secret that the top ranks of the Democrat 2020 field have a #MeToo problem. Joe Biden is a walking #MeToo outrage. And one of his presidential campaign leftovers was recently dumped by Schumer’s office for “inappropriate encounters”. Bernie Sanders once wrote, "A woman enjoys intercourse with her man as she fantasizes being raped by 3 men simultaneously." His campaign was a swamp of sexism, sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior by staffers and political allies. And Beto O’Rourke’s former political outreach director has been accused of rape. That kind of behavior inspires Democrat activists to insist that we need...
  • Ocasio-Cortez and freshman allies amass power, creating problems for Pelosi and party

    03/12/2019 9:48:20 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 12, 2019 | Judson Berger, Chad Pergram
    Freshman Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s Twitter bio declares her the “Unbossed Congresswoman” for Michigan’s 13th District. While the moniker has roots in Shirley Chisholm’s successful campaign to become the first black congresswoman, nowadays it also could be seen as a blunt message to Democratic leadership: Nobody is bossing around the class of 2019. And that’s a problem for party bosses. On everything from the Green New Deal to impeachment to criticism of Israel, a squad of first-year congresswomen are flexing their muscle and posing an implicit challenge to Democratic honchos like Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Their stridently liberal agenda – and power...
  • Kamala Harris Says America Hasn’t Yet Had an Honest Conversation about Race

    03/11/2019 10:54:36 AM PDT · by C19fan · 126 replies
    National Review ^ | March 11, 2019 | Jim Geraghty
    Making the click-through worthwhile: Presidential candidate Kamala Harris laments that the country has not had an honest conversation about race for a long time, Does the 2020 Democratic crew sound like a return to normalcy? Last week, Kamala Harris declared, “For too long, frankly in our country, for too long we have not had these honest discussions about race. We’ve just not.” ..................................................... Really? After Charlottesville, Ferguson, Baltimore’s riots, Ralph Northam, Jussie Smollett, Roseanne Barr, Kanye West’s various rants, Philando Castile, #BlackLivesMatter, the Dallas police shootings, the Charleston church shooting, the removal of the Confederate flag from South Carolina state-capitol...
  • The Democrats - Owning Themselves Since 2016

    03/08/2019 2:12:37 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 8, 2019 | Kira Davis
    It’s hard to believe that the Democratic Party has managed to shred itself so quickly after so many years of unwavering support from media and culture outlets. The Clintons - perhaps the shadiest political dynasty of our modern age - enjoyed nearly absolute cover when it came to news of their misdeeds; news that should have made anyone with a shred of intellectual honesty even just slightly curious. Look at what Bill Clinton has survived even in the era of #MeToo. Even if you don’t believe the rape charges against him, the Lewinsky fiasco and the Clinton’s ensuing, merciless take-down...
  • Hate Crime Hoax - How the Left is Selling a Fake Race War

    03/08/2019 7:29:45 PM PST · by ppaul · 12 replies
    KVI - 570AM ^ | 03/08/2019 | KIRBY WILBUR & WILFRED REILLY
    INTERVIEW with Professor Wilfred Reilly, author of "Hate Crime Hoax - How the Left is Selling a Fake Race War," Simon & Schuster (2019)
  • Jim Kunstler : "You Can't Over-Estimate The Damage We've Done To Ourselves"

    03/09/2019 2:15:57 AM PST · by vannrox · 50 replies
    via Kunstler.com ^ | 8MAR19 | James Howard Kunstler
    Do you know your place? In these days of hysterical Wokesterism, the question would surely provoke a riot of cowbell-clanging Antifa cadres, fainting spells in the congressional black caucus, and gravely equivocal op-eds from David Brooks of The New York Times. Yet it’s a central, unacknowledged quandary of our time that so many Americans have no place and suffer terribly from it. Human beings need a place in the social order, in the economic order, and in actual geography in order to function optimally in a life fraught with the normal challenges and difficulties that reality presents. Let’s take these places in...