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  • The Strangest Thing about the Debate

    02/27/2020 1:07:38 PM PST · by Twotone
    American Institute for Economic Research ^ | February 26, 2020 | Jeffrey A. Tucker
    It struck me about one hour into what Politico calls “the snarling incoherence of the latest Democratic presidential debate” that was “painfully hard to follow.” What precisely was so painful? It was not what divided this gaggle of politicians vying for your affection. It was what united them. They all agree that their job is to have a plan for your life. This is the source of the pain. How did it happen that all these candidates have come to believe that it is their job to plan the economy, manage your finances, fix your job, improve your wages, get...
  • Was the Coronavirus Outbreak Caused by a Lab Accident? It's possible, says a microbiology expert

    02/27/2020 1:06:38 PM PST · by SeekAndFind
    The Street ^ | 02/27/2020 | Adam Smith
    Did the Wuhan coronavirus originate from a wild animal market -- or a laboratory accident? TheStreet posed the question of a top microbiology expert who said either was possible. But, he cautioned, any idea that this particular virus was "created" in a lab can be easily tossed in the wastebasket. "Based on the genome sequence and properties of the virus, there is no basis to suspect the virus was engineered," said Prof. Richard H. Ebright, the laboratory director at the Waksman Institute of Microbiology and a professor of chemistry and chemical biology at Rutgers University. It is important to distinguish,...
  • Democratic Superdelegates Say They’re Willing To Prevent Sanders From Becoming The Nominee

    02/27/2020 1:01:04 PM PST · by rktman · 9 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 2/26/2020 | andrew kern
    Dozens of Democratic superdelegates say they’re willing to sacrifice party cohesion to prevent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders from becoming their party’s nominee at the Democratic National Convention in July. The New York Times spoke with 93 superdelegates following Sanders’s victory in the Nevada caucuses on Feb. 22, the vast majority of which said they believe the Democratic Party is headed toward a contested convention. Of the superdelegates interviewed, 84 said Sanders does not deserve to become the party’s nominee based solely on having secured the most, but not over 50%, of the delegates during the primaries and caucuses.
  • Poll: Joe Biden Takes Lead in Florida, Bernie Sanders Loses Traction After Castro Remarks

    02/27/2020 12:51:09 PM PST · by rktman · 15 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 2/27/2020 | hannah bleau
    Joe Biden (D) has retaken the lead in Florida from Mike Bloomberg (D) while Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), who is rising nationally and dominating in several Super Tuesday state polls, continues to fail to gain traction in the Sunshine State, a St. Pete Polls survey released Thursday showed. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) continue to fail to make any significant strides in Florida, coming in a distant third place with 13 percent support. His failure to gain traction in Florida has been a reality but solidified following his controversial remarks on Fidel Castro’s Cuba, praising the literacy rates under his oppressive...
  • Devin Nunes: 'Deep state' is 'much worse than even I thought it ever was'

    02/27/2020 12:45:26 PM PST · by Red Badger · 7 replies
    www.washingtonexaminer.com ^ | | February 27, 2020 08:30 AM | Updated Feb 27, 2020, 10:25 AM | by Daniel Chaitin
    The scope of the "deep state" caught one top Republican by surprise. California Rep. Devin Nunes, the ranking member on the House Intelligence Committee, spoke to Fox News host Sean Hannity on Wednesday about his efforts to raise awareness of bureaucracy within the federal government believed to be undermining President Trump. "One thing that I tell the American people every time that I speak and I go out on the road and I talk to people is that, remember, the deep state here is much worse than even I thought it ever was," Nunes said in an interview along with...
  • California is monitoring at least 8,400 people for the coronavirus

    02/27/2020 12:27:58 PM PST · by Tench_Coxe · 56 replies
    CNBC ^ | 02/27/2020 | Berkeley Lovelace Jr., William Feuer
    California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Thursday that 33 people have tested positive for COVID-19 and the state is currently monitoring at least 8,400 others —a day after U.S. health officials confirmed the first possible community transmission of the coronavirus in a Solano County resident.
  • TRUMP AGGRESSIVELY COURTING BLACK VOTES

    02/27/2020 12:27:01 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 18 replies
    Powerline ^ | FEBRUARY 27, 2020 | JOHN HINDERAKER
    Great news from the Washington Examiner: President Trump is opening 15 urban campaign field offices in an aggressive bid to improve his performance with black voters, who for decades have been an overwhelmingly Democratic constituency. Sleek and situated in retail shopping districts to generate foot traffic, this unique collection of regional “community centers” is a critical component of the Trump campaign’s multimillion-dollar strategy to double in 2020 the 8% support the president received from black voters nearly four years ago. Where will these “community centers” be? Five offices are slated for Florida: Tallahassee, Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa, and Miami. In North...
  • Biden up 20 in South Carolina

    02/27/2020 12:25:22 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 40 replies
    Monmouth ^ | February 27, 2020 | Staff
    Biden: 36% Sanders: 16% Steyer: 15% Warren: 8% Buttigieg: 6% Klobuchar: 4% Gabbard: 1%
  • Coronavirus Could Break Iranian Society: The government has refused to impose quarantines and is encouraging people to visit the city of Qom, the center of the outbreak.

    02/27/2020 12:19:45 PM PST · by C19fan · 34 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | February 27, 2020 | Graeme Wood
    Picture the following sacred but unhygienic scene: Pilgrims from a dozen countries converge on one small city. They stay in cramped hotels, using communal toilets and eating meals together. For their main ritual, they converge on the tomb of a woman, the sister of a holy man, and as they get closer, they feel with rising intensity grief over her death and the deaths of her kin. The grief is a commandment: Each tear, according to one tradition, will be transformed in the afterlife into a pearl, and an angel will compensate them for their tears with a bucket of...
  • Search for Source of Coronavirus Stymied by Chinese Regime’s Lack of Openness, Experts Say

    02/27/2020 12:14:35 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | 02/27/2020 | Cathy He
    Nearly two months after news of the novel coronavirus first emerged in China, there is still much that scientists don’t know about the source of the outbreak. The race to find the virus’s provenance, however, has been made more difficult by the Chinese regime’s lack of transparency, according to experts. “There are so many questions about the origins of the virus because the Chinese government didn’t provide enough transparency regarding the early investigation of the outbreak,” Sean Lin, a former virology researcher for the U.S. Army, told The Epoch Times. Chief among these questions is where the outbreak originated. While...
  • The Coronavirus Outbreak: How Democratic Taiwan Outperformed Authoritarian China Proving the Value of Free Flow of Information

    02/27/2020 12:00:09 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | 02/26/2020 | Victor Pu
    The novel strain of coronavirus (officially dubbed COVID-19) that originated in Wuhan, China has spread to almost 30 countries, including regional neighbors like South Korea, Japan, and Taiwan, and countries as far away as the United States, Canada, and Brazil. As of February 26, more than 81,000 cases have been confirmed worldwide, and the death toll has surpassed 2,700, mostly in China. The epicenter of the virus crisis, China, has been suffering socially and economically not only on account of the virus, but also because of the Chinese government’s problematic policies. The Chinese government has been working to tackle the...
  • Philippines' Duterte says country can fight insurgents, Muslim extremists without US military

    02/27/2020 11:58:50 AM PST · by Twotone · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 26, 2020 | AP Staff
    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday said Filipino forces can fight insurgents and Muslim extremists without American military help, in a defense of his recent decision to terminate a U.S. security pact. Duterte also said in a speech that he would stick to a decision made early in his presidency, when he was enraged by then-President Barack Obama’s criticism of his deadly anti-drug crackdown, that he will not travel to the United States. The brash Philippine leader has often criticized U.S. security policies while praising China and Russia since taking office in mid-2016 for a six-year term. U.S. President Donald...
  • The Media Is Lying About What I Said on the Coronavirus

    02/27/2020 11:51:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 27, 2020 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Once again, ladies and gentlemen, your host all over the news proving that it is the media attempting to politicize this coronavirus. There can’t be any doubt about it. I am being lied about, misunderstood on purpose, taken out of context. I got the audio sound bite roster today, and I’m all over it. BREAK TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Then there’s a headline here at TheHill.com: “Limbaugh: Bernie Sanders And The Democratic Party Pose ‘Far Greater Threat To This Country’ Than Coronavirus.” There’s no doubt. Socialism, if we elect socialism we got four years of an utter disaster on our hands...
  • ‘Shark Tank’s’ Barbara Corcoran fell for this very common phishing scam — and it cost her almost $400,000

    02/27/2020 11:43:45 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 14 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | Feb 27, 2020 | Nicole Lyn Pesce
    This common email phishing scam just caught a Shark. “Shark Tank” star and real estate mogul Barbara Corcoran revealed Wednesday that she lost almost $400,000 after scammers tricked her bookkeeper by sending a bill that appeared to come from her assistant. “Lesson learned: Be careful when you wire money!” Corcoran tweeted on Wednesday. She also confirmed to ABC News that, “This morning I wired $388,000 into a false bank account in Asia.”
  • Socialized Medicine Killed Princess Diana, Surgeon Tells CPAC

    02/27/2020 11:32:38 AM PST · by jazusamo · 36 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 27, 2020 | Matt Margolis
    NATIONAL HARBOR, MD — Congressman Steve Scalise introduced a panel discussion called “Prescription for Failure: The Ills of Socialized Medicine" at CPAC on Thursday. He established what was at stake in 2020: “2020 will be a contrast election,” he said, between Trump’s freedom agenda or socialism. “You don’t want socialism, you surely don’t want socialized medicine,” he said. “Tens of thousands of Canadians come to America for life-saving treatment. Do you see Americans going to Canada for life-saving treatment?” he asked rhetorically. “Healthcare is only one example of what’s at stake in this election,” he said, before concluding that individual...
  • Marine commandant banishes Confederate symbols from all Corps installations

    02/27/2020 11:30:53 AM PST · by veritasdavino · 37 replies
    taskandpurpose ^ | FEB 26, 2020 | JEFF SCHOGOL
    Marine Corps Commandant Gen. David Berger has ordered all Confederate-related paraphernalia to be removed from Marine Corps installations, his spokesman confirmed on Wednesday. A document showing the commandant’s decision appeared online on Wednesday, though it did not say when all of the Confederate-related paraphernalia needed to be removed by. Berger’s spokesman confirmed to Task & Purpose that the commandant had sent a directive to his senior staff ordering all installations to get rid of symbols of the Confederate States of America. “Last week, the Commandant of the Marine Corps directed specific tasks be reviewed or addressed by Headquarters Marine Corps...
  • Bernie Sanders takes double-digit lead over Democratic field in new Marquette University poll

    02/27/2020 11:17:52 AM PST · by Redmen4ever · 24 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 2/27/2020 | Molly Beck
    Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has taken a double-digit lead over his Democratic rivals in Wisconsin, according to a new poll.
  • Coronavirus Precautions: Hundreds In New York State (700+?!) Asked To Isolate Themselves, Including 112 On Long Island, 8 In Westchester

    02/27/2020 11:03:51 AM PST · by jstolzen · 90 replies
    CBS News NY ^ | 2/27/20
    CBS2 has learned hundreds of people are being monitored for possible coronavirus exposure in New York state. The Health Department says 700 people in the state have been asked to voluntarily self-isolate for two weeks. That includes 83 people in Nassau County, 29 in Suffolk County and eight in Westchester. It’s important to point out there are no confirmed cases here, and no one in New York City or in New Jersey is being monitored. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it’s not a matter of if, but when the coronavirus becomes a bigger issue in the United...
  • Sanders presidency could start with $300 billion U.S. jobs program: adviser

    02/27/2020 10:54:09 AM PST · by karpov · 61 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 27, 2020 | Howard Schneider
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Bernie Sanders presidency could begin modestly with a roughly $300 billion federal jobs guarantee before pushing for trillions of dollars in new spending on health care, the environment and infrastructure, says a key adviser to the U.S. Democratic front-runner. Sanders, a U.S. senator from Vermont and self-described democratic socialist, has promised a sweeping transformation of the U.S. economy if he wrests the keys to the White House from President Donald Trump in the November 2020 election. A jobs guarantee, which would see the federal government ensure employment for anyone who wanted to work, would be a...
  • Ocasio-Cortez: Pence ‘Not Qualified’ to Lead Coronavirus Effort — He ‘Literally Does Not Believe in Science’

    02/27/2020 10:42:59 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 108 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/27/2020 | Joshua Caplan
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) on Wednesday decried President Donald Trump’s appointment of Vice President Mike Pence to lead the administration’s effort to combat the potential spread of deadly Chinese coronavirus in the United States, claiming he is unqualified for the role. “Mike Pence literally does not believe in science. It is utterly irresponsible to put him in charge of US coronavirus response as the world sits on the cusp of a pandemic,” the New York Democrat wrote on social media. “This decision could cost people their lives. Pence’s past decisions already have.