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  • People Are Dying in Racial Violence So That Democrats Can Win Elections - Greenfield

    01/14/2020 9:55:27 AM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 16 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | 1/14/20 | Daniel Greenfield
    People Are Dying in Racial Violence So That Democrats Can Win Elections And the dead and wounded are paying the price for their power. Tue Jan 14, 2020 Daniel Greenfield 80 Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism After a black nationalist attack on a Jewish supermarket in Jersey City, a member of the Jersey City Board of Education defended the murder of two Jewish people and a Latino employee. "Drugs and guns are planted in the Black community,” Joan Terrell Paige ranted...
  • Nadler says he expects to be named impeachment manager

    01/14/2020 9:55:23 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 76 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01 14 2020 | John Bowden
    House Judiciary Committee chairman Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) said Tuesday that he expects to be named an impeachment manager by House Democrats following Wednesday's floor vote to send articles of impeachment to the Senate. Nadler told reporters in the Capitol that he didn't know the names of lawmakers Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) plans to announce as prosecutors for the Senate impeachment trial, but when asked directly by CNN's Manu Raju if he would be named one, Nadler replied: "I'd expect so." His comments come ahead of Wednesday's planned vote on a resolution to name the impeachment managers and send the...
  • Elizabeth Warren Wants to Start Erasing Student Debt on Her First Day in the White House ( By Executive Order)

    01/14/2020 9:36:55 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 58 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | 1-14-2020 | Andy Kroll
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has already pledged that, if elected president, she would erase student-loan debt for the vast majority of the 45 million borrowers in America. On Tuesday, she went one step further, saying she would use executive authority to begin wiping out student debt on the first day of a Warren presidency. She appears to be the first 2020 presidential candidate to have a day-one plan to use presidential executive authority on student-debt relief. In all, borrowers currently hold more than $1.5 trillion in student-loan debt in this country, a slow-motion crisis that economists say dampens home purchases,...
  • St. Louis chief prosecutor accuses city of racist efforts, citing Ku Klux Klan Act

    01/14/2020 9:34:35 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | January 14, 2020
    Top prosecutors from across the country are expected to gather in St. Louis Tuesday to expose what they say are coordinated and racist efforts to block criminal justice reform. They're supporting the city's chief prosecutor, Kim Gardner, who filed an unprecedented federal lawsuit Monday night against her own city and its main police union. Gardner claims she's being forced out. The union called the lawsuit "the last act of a desperate woman." Gardner is the first African-American circuit attorney in St. Louis, elected two years after the protests and unrest in Ferguson. She and other black female prosecutors from seven...
  • Sanders needs to light a fire now. The question is whether he can control the blaze.

    01/14/2020 9:27:16 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | January 14, 2020 | By Jonathan Allen and Lauren Egan
    DES MOINES, Iowa — Sen. Bernie Sanders has stepped up an undeclared war on his top rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination — and left himself open to counterattack — because it's do-or-die time for him. Sanders, I-Vt., and his supporters are tangling with former Vice President Joe Biden over foreign policy, trade and race, and with Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., over policy purity, elitism and whether he said a woman can't win the presidency. The skirmishes rile up his base at the expense of alienating other Democrats. While that's a strategy that makes more sense here and in other...
  • Judicial Watch: Federal Court Orders Snap Hearing on Awan Brothers, Congressional Democrat IT Scandal After DOJ Files Document Under Seal

    01/14/2020 9:25:43 AM PST · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | January 14, 2020 | Staff
    (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that a federal court yesterday ordered a snap hearing after the Justice Department submitted information under seal on Friday following the court’s demand for an explanation of why no records have been produced in the ongoing legal battle for documents about the Congressional Democrat IT (information technology) scandal involving the Awan brothers. The hearing is set for tomorrow, January 15, at 10 am. In November 2018, Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the FBI over two FOIA requests for records related to the Awan brothers ( Judicial Watch...
  • Warren Calls for SEC Probe Into Whether Trump Tipped Off Mar-a-Lago Pals to Soleimani Attack

    01/14/2020 9:24:13 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 42 replies
    thedailybeast ^ | 01/14/2020 | Erin Banco/Asawin Suebsaeng
    2020 presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is calling on financial regulatory agencies to investigate whether President Donald Trump broke the law when he told associates and attendees of his Mar-a-Lago club to expect something “big” in response to Iran’s killing of an American contractor in Iraq. The Daily Beast previously reported that Trump told allies at his Palm Beach club, that he had something “big” in the works to address Iran’s aggressive behavior in the region and that they would read about it “soon.” The president specifically mentioned to some of his associates at Mar-a-Lago that he’d been in...
  • California drivers aren’t paying traffic fines. Here’s what Gov. Newsom plans to do

    01/14/2020 9:22:37 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 63 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | JANUARY 14, 2020 | TONY BIZJAK
    Turning right on a red light without fully stopping will cost you $500 in California. Parking blocking a wheelchair access curb could get you a $1,100 ticket. Is your license plate paint peeling? Some car owners have been hit with a $1,000 ticket for that. State officials who set those fees are now acknowledging that the high amounts are threatening the financial stability of lower-income drivers who can’t afford to pay those amounts.
  • #Expose2020: Sanders Campaign Part 1; Field Organizer "[bleep] Cities Burn" if Trump Re-Elected

    01/14/2020 9:20:25 AM PST · by maggief · 46 replies
    Project Veritas Action ^ | January 14, 2020
    • Kyle Jurek, Iowa Field Organizer, Sanders Campaign: “I’m Ready to Throw Down Now…The Billionaire Class.
  • Canadian PM Justin Trudeau blames downing of Ukraine jet on US ‘escalation’

    01/14/2020 9:19:41 AM PST · by conservative98 · 47 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/14/30 11:18am | Yaron Steinbuch
    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday appeared to cast blame on President Trump and the US for the downing by Iran of a Ukrainian jetliner that was allowed to take off from Tehran following an Iranian airstrike on US troops in Iraq just hours earlier. “I think if there were no tensions, if there was no escalation recently in the region, those Canadians would be right now home with their families,” Trudeau told Global News television.
  • WHO says new China coronavirus could spread, warns hospitals worldwide

    01/14/2020 9:12:47 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 14, 2020 | by Stephanie Nebehay
    GENEVA - There may have been limited human-to-human transmission of a new coronavirus in China within families, and it is possible there could be a wider outbreak, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that can cause infections ranging from the common cold to SARS. A Chinese woman has been quarantined in Thailand with a mystery strain of coronavirus, Thai authorities said on Monday, the first time the virus has been detected outside China. In all, 41 cases of pneumonia have been reported in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, which preliminary...
  • Global warming could harm tardigrades

    01/14/2020 8:59:29 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 39 replies
    UPI ^ | January 13, 2020 | By Brooks Hays
    Tardigrades are known for their remarkable resiliency. The tiny organisms are capable of withstanding extreme conditions, but new research suggests they're not immune to the effects of global warming. Tardigrades, sometimes called water bears or moss piglets, are microscopic invertebrates with barrel-shaped bodies and four pairs of legs. The micro-animals are found in a variety of environs, including marine, freshwater and terrestrial micro-habitats, and feed on plant cells, algae and other small invertebrates. To measure the impacts of global warming on tardigrades, scientists exposed dozens of water bears to elevated temperatures in the lab. "The specimens used in this study...
  • New climate models suggest Paris goals may be out of reach

    01/14/2020 8:54:33 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    AFP via Yahoo! News ^ | January 13, 2020 | by Marlowe Hood
    Paris - New climate models show carbon dioxide is a more potent greenhouse gas than previously understood, a finding that could push the Paris treaty goals for capping global warming out of reach, scientists have told AFP. Developed in parallel by separate teams in half-a-dozen countries, the models -- which will underpin revised UN temperature projections next year -- suggest scientists have for decades consistently underestimated the warming potential of CO2. Vastly more data and computing power has become available since the current Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) projections were finalised in 2013. "We have better models now," Olivier...
  • House to investigate Trump 'remain in Mexico' policy

    01/14/2020 8:50:42 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/14/20 11:33 AM EST | JOHN BOWDEN
    The House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday announced that it plans to investigate the Department of Homeland Security's Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), which encourages migrants from Central America to seek asylum in Mexico rather than in the U.S. News of the letter comes just hours after Fox News reported that the Trump administration has begun sending Mexican migrants from non-border states on flights to central Mexico, a policy that reportedly began last month. DHS officials told the news outlet that the agency could fly two flights a week totaling 250 migrants per week under the program. Dozens of Senate Democrats wrote...
  • Why Are Volcanoes All Over The Globe Suddenly Shooting Giant Clouds Of Ash?

    01/14/2020 8:50:06 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 128 replies
    PNW ^ | 1/14/2020 | Michael Snyder
    There certainly hasn't been a lack of seismic activity so far in 2020. Just a few days ago, I wrote about the horrific earthquake swarm that Puerto Rico is currently experiencing. More than 1,000 earthquakes have rattled Puerto Rico so far, and as you will see below, it was just hit by another very large earthquake. But right now volcanic eruptions have taken center stage. In particular, a massive eruption in the Philippines is making headlines all over the world, but what most people don't realize is that several other volcanoes have also blown their tops in spectacular fashion within...
  • The GOP establishment is dead, thanks to the Trump Revolution. And that's fantastic news

    01/14/2020 8:40:05 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 13, 2020 | Steve Hilton
    I want to talk about the "Trump Revolution" because I don't think there's been proper recognition of the substance and significance of what this president is doing .It's completely different from what we've seen before. It doesn't fit into the establishment's traditional ideological boxes and that's why they waste our time with pointless political games like impeachment. We saw the new approach clearly with Iran. The Democrats, never-Trumpers and their media lackeys lurched wildly from calling Trump weak to branding him a warmonger. \So they can write whatever pompous, self-righteous nonsense they want in The New York Times. The establishment...
  • Dear FRiends, We need your help to get this FReepathon moving. [Thread XIV]

    Happy New Year, everyone!! Here's hoping 2020 is the best year yet!! President Trump should take the win in the Senate trial without dragging it out, then concentrate on winning the 2020 election with wide coattails, then bide his time as the cases against the various coup plotters wind their way through the justice system. Win the election, hold the senate, take back the house!! And then continue the work of making America great again: Build the wall, enforce the law, deport them all!! End DACA!! End sanctuary cities!! End anchor babies!! Continue cutting regulations, cutting government, cutting spending and...
  • Elizabeth Warren says her plan to eliminate student loan debt can bypass Congress

    01/14/2020 8:21:30 AM PST · by mykroar · 61 replies ^ | 2/14/2020 | Tucker Higgins & Annie Nova
    Presidential contender Sen. Elizabeth Warren said on Tuesday that she would begin to forgive student loan debt on the first day of her administration, using legal tools that would allow her to bypass Congress. The announcement, which comes just weeks before voting begins in the first primary and caucus states, adds urgency to legislation she introduced over the summer to cancel the bulk of the nation’s outstanding student loan debt. That bill, introduced with Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C., would forgive up to $50,000 in student debt for individuals with household incomes under $100,000. But Warren wrote in her plan on...
  • Vermont Attacks the US Constitution (Again): Closing the 'Charleston Loophole'

    01/14/2020 8:19:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    American ^ | January 14, 2020 | John Klar
    Vermont’s progressive, gun-fearing state legislature commenced its 2020 session on Jan. 7, using its large Democrat majorities in both houses to ramrod a host of ambitious bills down the throats of the citizenry, beginning with an ill-considered “gun bill” which hit the House Judiciary Committee the morning of Jan. 9. The arrogance of this overwrought (and overconfident) cabal is evident to all but themselves. The “Firearms and Domestic Violence Bill” (H 610) is the first of a phalanx of intended assaults on the Bill of Rights. But its proponents forgot something -- the pretense of constitutionality. This bill seeks to...
  • New Poll Shows Open Race In Iowa With Less Than A Month To Go

    01/14/2020 8:04:35 AM PST · by libstripper · 10 replies
    The Federalist ^ | Jan. 11, 2020 | Tristan Justice
    A new poll released Friday shows the race in Iowa is still anybody’s game with less than four weeks until the first-in-the-nation caucus. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders narrowly leads the pack with 20 percent, according to the new poll conducted by CNN and the Des Moines Register. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren follows behind in a close second, having garnered 17 percent, with former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg earning 16 percent and former Vice President Joe Biden at 15. With a +/-3.7 percent margin of error, however, the race remains in a virtual dead heat without any clear leader.