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  • AFL-CIO Names Julie Greene to Lead Labor Campaign Efforts

    01/12/2018 7:26:39 PM PST · by mdittmar · 5 replies
    AFL-CIO ^ | January 11, 2018 | AFL-CIO
    Experienced campaign operative to lead national and political engagement (Washington, D.C., Thursday, January 11) — The AFL-CIO announced today that starting Feb. 1, Julie Greene will head its Mobilization Hub, which leads the federation’s grassroots operation, including engaging state and local bodies in campaigns to support political candidates that stand with working people at all levels of government. She also will work directly with the labor federation’s affiliated unions to coordinate and support their campaign efforts as well as member engagement. “We are excited to have Julie at the forefront of our campaign efforts to win for working families,” said...
  • Food riots grip western Venezuela, mob reportedly slaughters cattle in field

    01/12/2018 7:24:31 PM PST · by Wally_Kalbacken · 48 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12 January 2018 | By Anggy Polanco and Francisco Aguilar
    SAN CRISTOBAL/BARINAS, Venezuela, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Hungry mobs ransacked a food collection center, and a supermarket in Venezuela's western Andean state of Merida on Thursday and reportedly even slaughtered cattle grazing in a field as unrest over food shortages spread through the country. An opposition lawmaker from Merida, Carlos Paparoni, said four people had died and 10 were injured in the chaos over the last two days, but he did not specify the circumstances. Four years of recession and the world's highest inflation have plunged millions of Venezuelans into poverty, and President Nicolas Maduro's authoritarian socialist regime faces mounting...
  • Psychiatrists diagnosing the President smacked down by the APA

    01/12/2018 7:19:57 PM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | January 12, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    Not too long ago we talked about Ivy League psychiatrist Dr. Bandy X. Lee, who had briefed members of Congress (read: pretty much entirely Democrats) on President Trump’s mental health. Despite having never even met the President, say nothing of examined him, she apparently had quite a lot to say. Dr. Lee and her colleagues who jumped on the dogpile have been getting some significant pushback since then, with not only members of the press (a few of them, anyway) objecting, but drawing a formal rebuke from the American Psychiatric Association (APA) who called for an end to “armchair psychiatry.”...
  • Pelosi: Dems Will Use MLK Day to Organize ‘Teach-Ins’ on GOP ‘Tax Scam’

    01/12/2018 7:17:00 PM PST · by Libloather · 40 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 1/11/17 | Paul Crookston
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) said Thursday that her party will be using the weekend of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day to hold events criticizing Republicans' tax reform law. Speaking at a press conference, Pelosi said that, while a similar push against repealing Obamacare worked well last year, the tax reform bill has already become law. Still, she justified her push to discount the tax plan by noting that King supported equality and therefore would support Democrats' vision of "economic equality" through higher taxes on the wealthy. "This year on Martin Luther King weekend, we honor his commitment...
  • Democrats Fight Over Language as Immigration Negotiations Head South

    01/12/2018 7:14:32 PM PST · by Liberty7732 · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/12/18
    While the White House remains open to an immigration deal with the Republican establishment and Democrats, leaders in the Democratic Party have started fighting over politically correct language. This week, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) attacked a group of Democrat leaders who met with President Trump to discuss a deal on immigration.
  • The Democratic Response To Companies Doling Out Bonuses To Workers Remains Abjectly Pathetic

    01/12/2018 7:07:54 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 12, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Democrats are choking on crow for opposing this tax bill. Are they this economically illiterate? You pass the most extensive tax reform in nearly 30 years, it creates a better job creating and investing environment, and companies begin to boost U.S. investment, dole out bonuses to workers, some increase wages, and make declarations that charitable donations will go up. Yeah, that sounds bad, or something. It all centers on the notion that the Left thinks that your money is their money, and that the government, preferably run by over-educated, snobby liberal elitists, know best to allocate how that money is...
  • Starving mob beat cattle to death with rocks in desperate search for food... [Venezuela]

    01/12/2018 6:51:43 PM PST · by markomalley · 41 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/12/18 | Iain Burns
    A shocking video showing a starving Venezuelan mob beating a cow to death with stones has gone viral amid violent protests that have left four people dead.Dozens of men shout 'we are hungry' and 'people are suffering' as they surround the cow in the field, throwing stones at it and beating it with a stick.The helpless animal was slaughtered at the Hacienda Miraflores, in the fishing village of Palmarito in Merida, during a day deadly of civil unrest and looting in the state.
  • Flashback: That Time Dick Durbin Made Up A Story About A GOP Leader Insulting President Obama

    01/12/2018 6:51:34 PM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 12, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    It’s been widely reported that President Trump asked during immigration negotiations between congressional leaders why are we letting people from “sh*thole countries” to come here. We have some people who say that he said it, others don’t recall. Sens. Tom Cotton (R-AR) and David Perdue (R-GA) said in a statement: “In regards to Senator Durbin’s accusation, we do not recall the President saying these comments specifically but what he did call out was the imbalance in our current immigration system, which does not protect American workers and our national interest. We, along with the President, are committed to solving an...
  • Giddy Up – Friday Night Document Surprise from Office of Inspector General…

    01/12/2018 6:50:36 PM PST · by dontreadthis · 50 replies
    CTH ^ | 1/12/17 | sundance
    Well, well, well… here’s a surprise. Office of Inspector General has apparently begun giving Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte the 1.2 million pages of evidence from the year-long inspector general investigation into FBI and DOJ politicization:
  • Trey Gowdy Resigns as member of Ethics Committee

    01/12/2018 6:45:23 PM PST · by Revel · 111 replies
    Hon. Paul D. Ryan, Speaker, House of Representatives, Washington, DC. Dear Speaker Ryan: Thank you for the privilege of serving for the past 5 years on the House Ethics Committee. While few, if any, members seek this assignment, the collegiality of the members coupled with the seriousness of the jurisdiction have made it an experience I will treasure. When I became Chairperson of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform I knew I would not be able to keep all other committee assignments to include Judiciary, Intelligence and Ethics. Four committee assignments, including a Chairmanship, is a challenging workload. I...
  • CNN's Epic Meltdown Over Trump's 'S**thole Countries' Remark Was A Sight To Behold

    01/12/2018 6:39:50 PM PST · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 12, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    It doesn’t take much to set off the media. It really doesn’t. Last night, the entire media establishment went into full meltdown mode because the president reportedly asked why are we allowing people from ‘sh*thole countries’ to come here. This is anonymously sourced. It really hasn’t been verified, and no—Dick Durbin is not a credible source, having lied about White House meetings before. Regardless, CNN blew a gasket. Anderson Cooper cried, Chris Cuomo decided to take this lecture to the white board, and Don Lemon’s program was off the hinges.Vulgar CNN: Trump's 'S***hole' Quote Shows He's Clearly 'Racist' "Let me...
  • Former Pres of MD-Based Transport Co Indicted on 11 Counts...Foreign Bribery, Fraud & $$$ Laundering

    01/12/2018 6:35:04 PM PST · by smileyface · 7 replies
    An indictment against a former co-president of a Maryland-based transportation company that provides services for the transportation of nuclear materials to customers in the United States and abroad, was unsealed today for his alleged role in a scheme that involved the bribery of an official at a subsidiary of Russia’s State Atomic Energy Corporation. Acting Assistant Attorney General John P. Cronan of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, Acting U.S. Attorney Stephen M. Schenning of the District of Maryland, Principal Deputy Inspector General April G. Stephenson of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Inspector General (DOE-OIG) and Assistant Director in...
  • Silvio Berlusconi promises flat rate for all Italian taxpayers [23%]

    01/12/2018 6:28:55 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    TheLocal.it ^ | 12 January 2018 16:46 CET+01:00 | AFP
    A promise of a flat tax by former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi on Friday sparked sharp reactions from opponents ahead of a general election and head-scratching among economists. Campaigning ahead of a general election on March 4th at the helm of the conservative Forza Italia movement, Berlusconi said on TV late on Thursday that such a tax would start at the current minimum rate of 23 percent, before being brought down to below 20 percent. The remarks by Berlusconi — who never sought to introduce a flat tax during his three terms as prime minister — immediately drew criticism from...
  • Fired LSU professor's lawsuit against LSU dismissed by federal judge

    01/12/2018 6:18:00 PM PST · by aimhigh · 16 replies
    The Advocate ^ | 01/12/2018 | Joe Gyan Jr
    In a case that drew national attention and accusations of "political correctness run amok," a federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by a former LSU professor fired in 2015 for, among other things, using vulgar language in her classroom. Teresa Buchanan, who was a tenured education professor, claimed LSU violated her First Amendment free speech rights and also alleged the university's sexual harassment policies are unconstitutional. . . . In a lengthy decision, Dick said Buchanan's use of profanity and discussions regarding her own sex life and the sex lives of her students in the classroom "do not constitute First...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Tunes For Our Troops! ~ 13 January 2018

    01/12/2018 6:06:11 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 340 replies
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  • Broke California Looking to Take Money from the Pockets of Retired State Workers

    01/12/2018 6:04:54 PM PST · by BackRoads775 · 115 replies
    https://www.westernjournal.com ^ | January 11, 2018 at 8:39am | By Jonathan Pincus
    Public employees in California may have their pension benefits slashed due to the rollback of a longstanding rule in the state, Gov. Jerry Brown revealed in a recent budget briefing. The California governor revealed that he has a “hunch” legal proceedings could pave the way for cuts to public employees’ benefits. “There is more flexibility than there is currently assumed by those who discuss the California rule,” Brown said during the briefing.
  • Exclusive: Watch Chris Matthews Joke About His ‘Bill Cosby Pill’ Before Interviewing Hillary Clinton

    01/12/2018 6:04:23 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 19 replies
    The Cut ^ | January 12, 2018 | Noreen Malone
    On January 5, 2016, MSNBC Hardball host Chris Matthews interviewed Hillary Clinton in an Iowa fire station during the Democratic primary season. Network footage obtained by the Cut shows Matthews, during the interview setup, making a couple of “jokes” about Clinton. He asks, “Can I have some of the queen’s waters? Precious waters?” And then, as he waits for the water, he adds, “Where’s that Bill Cosby pill I brought with me?” Matthews then laughs, delighted with the line, for an extended moment, as the staffers around him react with disbelief, clearly uncomfortable. (Cosby has been accused of sexual impropriety...
  • The Clintons Fleeced Haiti

    01/12/2018 5:51:55 PM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 12, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I’m sure you have (chuckles) foreign countries have asked for American ambassadors, have summoned them to come explain whether or not Trump was talking about their countries? (laughing) Oh! (laughing) “Is he talking about us? Does he think we’re…?” (laughing) Hey, this is why you have diplomats. (laughing) This is why you have ’em. (laughing) “Well, yeah, what are the qualifications here for being one of those things that he said? What do we have to do to avoid that or be one? What are they? Can you tell us, Mr. Ambassador?” (laughing) RUSH: Elise in Victor, Montana. Great...
  • Moby Says CIA Agents Asked Him to Spread the Word About Trump and Russia

    01/12/2018 5:38:44 PM PST · by roses of sharon · 43 replies
    Pitchfork ^ | 1/12/18 | by Noah Yoo
    Talking with WFPK's Kyle Meredith, Moby cited “active and former CIA agents” who were “truly concerned” about Trump’s collusion with Russia. “They were like, ‘This is the Manchurian Candidate, like [Putin] has a Russian agent as the President of the United States,’” he said. “So they passed on some information to me and they said, like, ‘Look, you have more of a social media following than any of us do, can you please post some of these things just in a way that … sort of put it out there.’” He added, “It’s really disturbing and it’s going to get...
  • Why do so many in Alabama oppose same-sex marriage?

    01/12/2018 5:37:27 PM PST · by Bodleian_Girl · 62 replies
    The Birmingham News / AL.com ^ | 01 12 18 | Christopher Harress
    Ambrosia Starling, drag queen who prompted Judge Roy Moore's removal from Alabama Supreme Court. This story is a part of Ask Alabama, where you ask the questions, you vote to decide which questions we answer, and then we investigate. This week we're answering a question submitted by a reader who asked: Alabama has the lowest the percentage of citizens of any state who support same sex marriage. Why are so many Alabamans opposed? Same-sex marriage, and homosexual behavior, has seemingly always been frowned upon by much of the great state of Alabama. This is, after all, the center of the...