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  • Sanders says he backs abolishing Electoral College (Pander 2020)

    07/11/2019 7:00:52 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/11/19 | Rachel Frazin
    Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Thursday night said he favored getting rid of the Electoral College. Sanders was pressed on the issue at a presidential town hall hosted by the League of United Latin American Citizens. “It is hard to defend a system in which we have a president who lost the popular vote by 3 million votes, so the answer is yes,” he said. Sanders had previously made similar remarks, but stopped short of calling for abolishing the voting body. "Presidential elections cannot be fought out in just a dozen 'battleground' states," he told The Washington...
  • Democrats' opposition research got exposed — this time, not by the Russians

    07/11/2019 7:00:10 PM PDT · by bitt · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/11/2019 | john Solomon
    When the Russians hacked the Democratic National Committee in summer 2016, one of the crown jewels obtained by Vladimir Putin’s team was the party’s opposition research files on then-GOP candidate Donald Trump. It was quite a blow to the DNC, because political parties usually guard their research zealously, hoping to use it with the news media and political commercials to help ding their political rivals without leaving fingerprints. But the Democratic Party committee that helps elects candidates to U.S. House seats has exposed scores of its own opposition research files on GOP candidates, past and present, on the internet. They...
  • The Mueller Investigation Failed to Provide Evidence That the DNC Was Actually Hacked

    07/11/2019 6:44:57 PM PDT · by bitt · 15 replies
    epoch times ^ | 7/10/2019 | Adrian Norman
    In 2017, a memorandum was sent to the White House from a group of former U.S. intelligence officials, including William Binney, former technical director at the National Security Agency (NSA). The team was a veritable who’s who of accredited technical wizards, comprising former top brass from the NSA, CIA, U.S. Air Force Intelligence, Defense Intelligence Agency, National Intelligence Council, Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and IBM. The subject of the memo was their forensic analysis of the emails that were allegedly obtained from a hack at the Democratic National Committee (DNC)—a basis for assertions that the campaign of then-candidate Donald Trump...
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claims that Nancy Pelosi is inciting death threats...

    07/11/2019 6:38:10 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 89 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 11 July 2019 | Rod Ardehali and Emily Goodin
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has claimed Nancy Pelosi is trying to incite death threats towards her, the latest in a long running tit-for-tat dispute between the pair. Democrat representative Ocasio-Cortez hit out at House Speaker following Pelosi's scolding of her and her 'squad' during a closed-door meeting with lawmakers in the Capitol. But AOC told reporters afterwards that that Pelosi's comments were incendiary and were 'singing out individuals' despite knowing 'the media environment that we're operating in' as well as being aware of the 'amount of death threats' she receives.
  • CBP Completes 50 Miles of New Border, 50 More Underway

    07/11/2019 6:33:51 PM PDT · by bitt · 27 replies
    epoch times ^ | 7/11/2019 | BOWEN XIAO
    About 50 miles of brand new wall has been completed by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) along the United States’ southwest border, with more expected to be constructed, according to acting Commissioner Mark Morgan. “Fifty miles of new border wall on the Southwest border and construction continues every day,” Morgan announced in a July 10 Twitter post. “Construction is underway for more than 50 additional miles and more contract awards are anticipated by the end of the year.” Accompanying Morgan’s Twitter post were a few photos, some showing the construction process—others depicting the finished product. It didn’t say exactly where...
  • Hamas Defection

    07/11/2019 6:06:13 PM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 5 replies
    Front Page Mag ^ | 7/11/'19 | Ari Lieberman
    The Hamas terrorist organization was stung by the recent high-profile defection of one of its top operatives, Suheib Yousef. Yousef is the son of Hamas co-founder, Sheikh Hassan Yousef. He is also the brother of Mosab Hassan Yousef, who defected from Hamas in the late 1990s. Mosab provided Israel’s Shin Bet counter-terrorist security service with information on Hamas and ultimately converted to Christianity. He also authored the book, “Son of Hamas,” exposing the group’s corruption, duplicity and brutality.
  • Bizarre twist in missing teen case as Vatican tombs unsealed

    07/11/2019 6:02:18 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 13 replies
    NY Post ^ | 7-11-19 | Lia Eustachewich
    The mystery behind the disappearance of an Italian teen 36 years ago intensified Thursday as the tombs of two 19th-century princesses buried at the Vatican were unsealed. Not only was the body of Emanuela Orlandi not found, but neither were the remains of Princess Carlotta Federica or Princess Sophie von Hohenlohe. “The last thing I expected was to find empty tombs,” said Orlandi’s brother, Pietro Orlandi, 60. Emanuela, the daughter of a Holy See employee whose family lived within the Vatican walls, was last seen leaving a music class at age 15 in 1983.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 12 July 2019

    07/11/2019 6:00:18 PM PDT · by beachn4fun · 74 replies
    July 11, 2019 | Rain Nymphs
    FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. FReeper Canteen Come on in, we're open Need a place just to hang out? This is it. It's casual FRiday here at the Canteen. Pull up a seat and relax. We serve coffee, tea, conversation and music. Our AWESOME military, our AWESOME allies, and their families are welcomed and honored here. No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe. Grab a cup or a glass, and start a conversation....
  • Democrats acknowledge questioning Mueller ‘will not be easy’

    07/11/2019 5:59:04 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 3 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | 7/11/2019 | MARY CLARE JALONICK and LISA MASCARO
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Some are watching old video of his previous testimony. Others are closely re-reading his 448-page report. And almost all are worrying about how they’ll make the most of the short time they’ll have for questioning.Robert Mueller, the Democrats know, will be tough to crack.The stern, reticent former FBI director has said he won’t answer questions beyond what is in the report on Russia’s election meddling and the Trump campaign and possible obstruction of justice when he comes to Congress on July 17.
  • 'You're a punk!': Sebastian Gorka confronts White House journalists in Rose Garden

    07/11/2019 5:50:29 PM PDT · by bitt · 52 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 7/11/2019 | Julio Rosas
    Former White House staffer Sebastian Gorka was caught on video shouting and getting into the face of journalists inside the Rose Garden on Thursday. The confrontation took place after President Trump hosted a press conference announcing an executive order to tally non-citizens through the Commerce Department. "You're a punk! You're not a journalist! You're a punk!" Gorka shouted at Brian Karem, a reporter for Playboy. Guests who were invited to the social media summit cheered on Gorka; another person can be heard saying he should not be "attacking journalists like this." A Secret Service agent then tried to keep the...
  • Trump says China is 'letting us down' by not buying US farm products during trade talks

    07/11/2019 5:38:58 PM PDT · by cba123 · 15 replies
    CNBC ^ | Published 10 Hours Ago Updated 8 Hours Ago | Jacob Pramuk | @jacobpramuk
    China is not purchasing U.S. crops as the world's two largest economies scramble to end their trade war, President Donald Trump said Thursday. The president tweeted that Beijing "is letting us down" by not buying American agricultural products "that they said they would." The development could bode poorly for efforts to reach a trade agreement, as U.S. officials have said they expect China to purchase crops as part of ongoing talks. "Hopefully they will start soon!" Trump said. (please see full article at the link)
  • Taxing tampons isn’t just unfair, it’s unconstitutional

    07/11/2019 4:43:23 PM PDT · by kaehurowing · 116 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 11, 2019 | Erwin Chemerinsky & Jennifer Weiss-Wolf
    If the government were to require that only men or only women had to pay a tax of several hundred dollars a year solely because of their sex, that would be an unconstitutional denial of equal protection under the 14th Amendment. Yet that is exactly the effect of the so-called tampon tax.
  • Release of illegals into the US drops 85% since Trump cut the new deal with Mexico

    07/11/2019 4:41:27 PM PDT · by Farcesensitive · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10 Jul 2019 | John Binder
    The release of border crossers and illegal aliens into the United States interior by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has been cut by 85 percent in the four weeks since President Trump announced a migration deal with Mexico. Between July 2 and July 9, DHS released about 1,500 border crossers and illegal aliens into American communities, federal data confirms. This indicates that DHS is releasing about 188 border crossers and illegal aliens every day into the country. This is a significant drop in the catch and release of border crossers and illegal aliens in just four weeks, since Trump...
  • Castro sushi restaurant with controversial rainbow rock has suddenly closed

    07/11/2019 4:18:10 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 39 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 7/11/19
    Izakaya Sushi Ran, the Castro's gastropub answer to the popular Sausalito restaurant Sushi Ran, has closed. Originally called Nomica when it opened in 2016, it changed names last fall and served izakaya-style small plates, mains, sushi rolls and cocktails. A message on the restaurant's website says the following: "Dear friends, Ya'll, we made a mistake! While rocks r a common prt of anti-homeless architecture, this particular rock is NOT. It's a Japanese garden. Izakaya Sushi is a valued member of the commnity & is supportive of its homeless neighbors. We apologize & offer deep appreciation to the staff https://twitter.com/TheCoalitionSF/status/1141401379094724608 …
  • Dems rush to support Pelosi amid fight with Ocasio-Cortez

    07/11/2019 4:05:33 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 113 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/11/19 | Mike Lillis and Cristina Marcos
    A growing number of progressive House Democrats, frustrated with an ongoing spat between Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D), are taking the freshman New Yorker to task for accusing Pelosi of treating minority women unfairly. The critics say Ocasio-Cortez, the youngest woman ever elected to Congress, crossed a line when she accused Pelosi of putting a target on “newly elected women of color” for their far-left policy positions. The remarks — and the media uproar they’ve created — led exasperated Democrats to sound off Thursday against the freshman social-media sensation, accusing Ocasio-Cortez of harboring unrealistic views...
  • Members to have little time to question Mueller

    07/11/2019 3:54:08 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 11, 2019 | Morgan Chalfant, Olivia Beavers
    Drama is building ahead of former special counsel Robert Mueller’s much-anticipated testimony on Capitol Hill. Democrats are working to solidify their strategy to effectively question Mueller in the limited time they have. Democrats say their plans are still in flux and that they’re still negotiating with Mueller and his team over the logistics of the appearance. As of Thursday, Mueller’s testimony was set to be capped at roughly two hours per committee. Under the current agreement, all 22 members of the Intelligence panel will get a question, as will 22 members of the 41-person Judiciary Committee. Those questions will be...
  • Lawmakers OK giving Trump a choice: Release taxes or skip California primary

    07/11/2019 3:53:52 PM PDT · by Coronal · 72 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 11, 2019 | Alexei Koseff
    SACRAMENTO — California lawmakers are seeking once again to force President Trump to release his tax returns by blocking access to the state primary election ballot if he does not. The matter is now in the hands of Gov. Gavin Newsom, after the state Senate gave final approval Thursday to SB27, which would require presidential candidates to release their last five years of income tax returns in order to be eligible for the primary election in California.
  • House Dem blasts 'juvenile' Ocasio-Cortez, chief of staff: 'Ignorance is beyond belief'

    07/11/2019 3:47:28 PM PDT · by Signalman · 48 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/11/2019 | Sam Dorman
    Rep. William Lacy Clay, D-Mo., added to the mounting Democratic criticism of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., reportedly calling her, her chief of staff, and the group Justice Democrats "juvenile." "Their ignorance is beyond belief," Clay, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, reportedly said while in the Speaker's Lobby. His comments followed a feud between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and freshman congresswomen, like Ocasio-Cortez, that involved racially-charged criticism. Ocasio-Cortez's chief of staff, Saikat Chakrabarti, previously compared moderate Democrats to racists -- prompting Pelosi, at the request of some of her members, warn House Democrats not to attack each other...
  • Punished for tweeting the truth

    07/11/2019 3:41:32 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 9 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | July 9, 2019 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    Twitter has locked my account. I can’t post anything or read messages from other users. The reason? In March, I tweeted that the perpetrator of the New Zealand mosque shooting was “a socialist, environmentalist, who hates capitalists & free trade.” I also wrote that the killer believed his attack would “lead to more gun control” in New Zealand and the United States.
  • Census Battle: Trump Signs Executive Order on Collection of Citizenship Information

    07/11/2019 3:29:40 PM PDT · by bitt · 79 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/11/2019 | Joshua Caplan
    President Donald Trump announced Thursday that he will take executive action to direct the Department of Commerce to obtain an estimate of U.S. citizens from records provided by federal government agencies. “Today, I am here to say we are not backing down on our effort to determine the citizenship status of the United States population,” the president stated in the Rose Garden of the White House with Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and Attorney General William Barr by his side. “We will leave no stone unturned,” the president added. President Trump had previously said an executive action was one of multiple...