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  • Sorry, President Trump. Here’s why American Jews aren’t abandoning the Democratic Party.

    03/22/2019 3:03:26 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 22, 2019 | Michael Tesler
    President Trump has recently encouraged Jewish Americans to eschew their long-standing affiliation with the Democratic Party — a movement he and others refer to as “Jexodus.” He tweeted out claims that Jews are now leaving the Democrats over the party’s position on Israel. “Jewish people are leaving the Democratic Party. We saw a lot of anti Israel policies start under the Obama Administration, and it got worsts & worse. There is anti-Semitism in the Democratic Party. They don’t care about Israel or the Jewish people.” Elizabeth Pipko, Jexodus. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 12, 2019 The president then cited...
  • Inslee: I Have ‘Humility About Being a Straight White Male’

    03/11/2019 5:50:49 AM PDT · by ManHunter · 51 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 10 MAR 2019 | Andrew Kugle
    Washington governor and 2020 candidate Jay Inslee (D.) said on Sunday he thinks he has humility about being a straight white male, saying he recognizes the advantages he's received as a result of that identity. "Our new CNN/Des Moines Register poll shows only 38 percent of likely Democratic caucus-goers in Iowa say they would be satisfied with a straight white male nominee," CNN anchor Jake Tapper said. "So why are you as a straight white male the right person to lead the Democratic party if there's so much skepticism from Democrats in Iowa?"
  • Thomas Friedman: Ilhan Omar Has Come To Be A 'Bridge Destroyer' Between Muslims and Jews

    03/09/2019 10:51:30 AM PST · by Kaslin · 65 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 9, 2019 | Timothy Meads
    New York Times foreign affairs columnist Thomas Friedman had some choice words for Rep. Ilhan Omar after the recently elected congresswoman has displayed antisemitic rhetoric during her short tenure in Congress via her comments about Israel and big money in politics. Friedman said Rep. Omar had a "perfect" opportunity to be a bridge builder between Muslims and Jews but instead has opted to be a "bridge destroyer" because she has not offered "constructive" criticism. "Ilhan Omar represents, I believe, the largest Jewish community in the whole upper Midwest...She also represents a Somali immigrant community that have come to our city and...
  • Germany will not list Iran-allied Hezbollah as terrorist: minister

    03/08/2019 10:03:22 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 03.08.2019 | Chase Winter
    Germany will not declare Lebanon’s Hezbollah movement a terrorist organization, a top official said Friday. Deputy Minister in the Foreign Ministry Niels Annen told news magazine Der Spiegel that the Iran-backed Shiite Islamist movement is a relevant factor in Lebanese society and part of the complex political landscape in the country. The comments come after Britain last month banned Hezbollah’s political wing, accusing the movement of destabilizing the Middle East. “The British move is a national decision that has no direct impact on the position of the German government or the EU,’ said Annen. The European Union had already added...
  • Here's How Lucid Motors Will Neutralize Tesla's Supercharger Advantage

    03/03/2019 5:13:53 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    The Motley Fool ^ | September 27, 2018 | John Rosevear
    Lucid Motors, a Silicon Valley start-up that is gearing up to launch an advanced electric luxury car, said that it has struck a preliminary deal with Electrify America to provide its future customers with a nationwide recharging plan. This is an important deal. Tesla's (NASDAQ:TSLA) Supercharger network has given it a big advantage in winning buyers away from internal-combustion alternatives. Any company looking to challenge Tesla will be at a disadvantage unless it can also provide its buyers with assurance that they'll be able to access high-speed chargers on road trips. Lucid isn't yet public, but it just won a...
  • Meet He-She, the most unsung comic book villain ever

    03/01/2019 4:05:35 PM PST · by EveningStar · 16 replies
    io9 ^ | January 24, 2012 | Cyriaque Lamar
    For most comic fans, Two-Face is the gold standard for bilateral asymmetry (though I'm sure there's a small band of Ultra the Multi-Alien loyalists among you). But did you know that there was a malefactor who debuted around the same time as Two-Face who was twice as weird? Meet Charles Biro's He-She, a bad guy whose tagline is so poetically idiotic I must quote it verbatim: The deadliest of the species is the female! The strongest of the species is the male! Combine these with the killer instinct and you have the most cunning, the most vicious, the most fiendish...
  • Analysis: GOP senators struggle to escape no-win border vote

    03/02/2019 2:37:08 PM PST · by Mariner · 52 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | March 2nd, 2019 | LISA MASCARO
    WASHINGTON (AP) — One by one, the Republican senators floated their ideas. They were trying to find a way out of a seemingly impossible dilemma: how to support President Donald Trump's U.S.-Mexico border wall without approving the national emergency declaration he invoked to build it. And one by one, during a private lunchtime meeting that ran hot at times, they found no easy answers. As a deadline for voting looms, it's increasingly clear that Republican senators are deeply uncomfortable with Trump's use of executive power to build the wall and desperate to devise a way around the vote. Senators know...
  • NBC Admits Hillary Clinton Used her Job to Cover up Pedophile Rings as Secretary of State

    03/01/2019 3:51:53 PM PST · by MNDude · 72 replies
    The NBC investigation was broadcast at a time when they were a real news organization rather than a branch of the Democratic Party’s PR department, and provided internal State Department memos to back up claims of a massive Hillary Clinton elite pedophile ring cover-up. “Serious allegations concerning the State Department,” the NBC anchor announced, before launching into the disturbing details that mainstream media would be unable to report on in 2017. “There is an old saying in Washington that the cover-up is worse than the crime. But in this case both parts of it are disturbing,” Chuck Todd continued. “Allegations...
  • New Poll: The Media is Fake, and the Public Knows

    03/01/2019 5:25:04 AM PST · by EyesOfTX · 19 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Today’s Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) Gosh, so hard to imagine why this would be the case, right? – A new Columbia Journalism Review poll finds that trust in our fake news media has pretty much gone as low as it can go, with the only group expressing a more positive than negative view of the press being … wait for it… DEMOCRATS. Because of course the group in our society whose personal biases are the same as those reporting and shaping what passes for the “news” these days are going to tend to trust the press. I...
  • More than 50 ex-national security officials tell Trump his national emergency is not justified

    02/25/2019 10:38:26 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 110 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | February 25, 2019 | by Julia Ainsley (D-NBC)
    WASHINGTON - Fifty-eight former U.S. national security officials told the Trump administration in a letter on Monday that they are aware of "no emergency that remotely justifies" diverting funds to build a border wall. The officials, who served in both Democratic and Republican administrations, include former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, who served in the Clinton administration, and former Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, a Republican who served in the Senate and the Obama administration. Others include Leon Panetta, former secretary of defense and director of the CIA; Gil Kerlikowske, former head of Customs and Border Protection; John Kerry, former secretary...
  • Report: Leftist Interest Groups Calling The Shots At Many American Universities

    02/25/2019 9:41:52 AM PST · by blam · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2-25-2019 | Tom Ciccotta
    According to a recently published investigative report, leftist interest groups are secretly playing a major role at many American Universities, often funded in part by mandatory student fees. According to a report by the Capital Research Center, “public interest research groups” are playing a silent yet major role at many major American universities. The report makes the case that these interest groups use universities and their students to advance a progressive partisan agenda. Public interest research groups often raise funds via dishonest or deceitful methods. For example, many groups are funded by mandatory student fees. According to the report, the...
  • Stop the online conspiracy theorists before they break democracy

    02/18/2019 9:32:20 AM PST · by MNDude · 39 replies
    Across Europe, conspiracy theories that mix old antisemitic tropes with new ones that demonise migrants and Muslims have gained huge traction since the refugee crisis in 2015. A recent study showed that a stunning 60% of Brits believe in at least one conspiracy theory. The ideas that a cabal of global elites run the world, that there is a plot to replace white English natives with Muslim migrants and that the authorities are covering up immigration numbers are among the most commonly held. In QAnon forums, it is hard to overlook the holy mess of logical fallacies and contradictions. Its...
  • Surge in Ivy League anti-Trump courses, ‘imminent apocalypse,’ ‘fascism’....

    02/18/2019 10:54:28 AM PST · by caww · 39 replies
    washingtonexaminer. ^ | 2/18/2019 | Paul Bedford
    Report from Young America’s Foundation, The leading conservative youth organization, looked at some 50 top colleges and found 250 examples of courses that question conservatism and Trump. Beyond the inane, identity- and intersectionality-obsessed topics, these classes advance a liberal agenda, malign conservatives and their values, and shut out ideological diversity,” said YAF spokesman Spencer Brown, author of the 25th annual Comedy and Tragedy Report. The reports on the courses, he said in a release, “peel back the shiny veneer colleges and universities place on themselves in the name of ‘higher’ education to reveal a stark reality: campuses devoid of intellectual...
  • Here’s What I Want Donald Trump And Everyone Else To Know About My Late-Term Abortion (HuffPo)

    02/10/2019 7:20:37 AM PST · by gattaca · 107 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | Feb. 7, 2019 | Jennifer Gorman
    I spent the first half of 2015 pregnant and then I had a “late-term abortion.” My husband and I decided early that year to try to start a family. I succeeded almost immediately in getting pregnant. There was obviously a healthy mix of excitement and terror. While it happened a little quicker than we anticipated, we wanted our baby.
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus Tears Into ‘Pretend President’ Trump

    02/10/2019 8:07:09 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 96 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9 Feb 2019 | Jerome Hudson
    Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus took several swipes at President Donald Trump and his agenda on Friday during the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour in Los Angeles. “I am a patriot and I am very unhappy with our current political situation. And this, by the way, has nothing to do with Veep, this is me talking right now,” Julia Louis-Dreyfus told the crowd, speaking about her hit HBO comedy series. Telling the audience that she’s “not a fan” or the current president, Dreyfus said, “I have no idea who I am going to support in 2020 except to say that it...
  • As Many As 2,100 People Have Lost Media Jobs in the Past Two Weeks

    02/05/2019 10:35:58 AM PST · by ameribbean expat · 101 replies
    The start of 2019 has been brutal to the media industry, with as many as 2,100 writers, editors, and other workers losing their jobs in the past two weeks. On February 1, The Hollywood Reporter reported that Vice Media would be laying off 10 percent of its staff, or approximately 250 workers, as part of a reorganization effort; just hours later, the Miami New Times reported that McClatchy, which operates newspapers across the country, had offered voluntary buyouts to 450 workers. These reports come just one week after Verizon (which owns HuffPost, Yahoo, and AOL) laid off 7 percent of...
  • Stacey Abrams SOTU response role comes with guaranteed privilege, hero status (doesn't hold office)

    02/04/2019 8:00:53 PM PST · by caww · 67 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 2/4/2019 | Eddie Scarry
    She’s a female minority who can’t be held politically accountable for anything because she doesn't hold any office.......There is no other person on the national scene who enjoys more privilege among the national press than Abrams, who lost her bid for Georgia governor last year and refused to accept the result long after the writing was already on the wall. Even if she botches the response on Tuesday, Abrams will still be a hero for having taken on white male Trump. That's because she can expect the national media to frame the conflict as an epic battle between white and...
  • Tulsi Gabbard to Join Veterans at Standing Rock to Protest Dakota Access Pipeline

    11/28/2016 8:02:49 PM PST · by ifinnegan · 25 replies
    Observer ^ | 11/28/16 | By Michael Sainato and Chelsea Skojec
    The veterans will be joined by Tulsi Gabbard, the Democratic representative from Hawaii, who has developed a positive reputation among Republicans and Democrats alike. "Next weekend, the congresswoman will be joining thousands of veterans from across the country to stand in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux in North Dakota who are protesting the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline through their tribal lands, with grave concerns about the contamination of their major water source,” Gabbard’s Press Secretary Emily Latimer confirmed in an email to the Observer.
  • Super Bowl LIII Halftime Controversy Continues, As Colin Kaepernick Attorney Attacks Adam Levine

    02/02/2019 3:19:32 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 45 replies
    Deadline ^ | February 2, 2019 | Bruce Haring
    The controversy surrounding Super Bowl LIII’s halftime show continues, as Colin Kaepernick’s attorney Mark Geragos called Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine’s rationalization on his participation “a cop out.” Speaking on Good Morning America on Friday, Geragos called on Levine to admit what he’s doing by appearing in the NFL Super Bowl halftime. “If you’re going to cross this idealogical or intellectual picket line, then own it, and Adam Levine certainly isn’t owning it,” Geragos said. “It’s a cop-out when you start talking about, ‘I’m not a politician; I’m just doing the music.’ Most of the musicians who have any kind...
  • Is the collusion theory dead? (Yes)

    02/02/2019 8:55:01 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/02/19 | Jonathan Turley
    “Whom did Donald Trump Jr. speak to on his phone in between calls setting up the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting with Russians?”ť That is the question the New York Times asked about “one of the more tantalizing mysteries of the whole Russia affair”ť in a glossy report on the campaign. Hundreds of stories referenced the “blocked numbers”ť and speculated that those belonged to President Trump, who wanted an update on collusion efforts from his son. Last year, when asked by Wolf Blitzer of CNN if he was confirming that Trump Jr. phoned his father, House Intelligence Committee member Andre...