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  • Nissan Workers in Mississippi Reject Union Bid by U.A.W.

    08/04/2017 11:17:36 PM PDT · by SouthReb · 75 replies
    In a test of labor’s ability to expand its reach in the South, workers at a Nissan plant in Mississippi have overwhelmingly rejected a bid to unionize. Out of roughly 3,500 employees at the Canton-based plant who voted Thursday and Friday, more than 60 percent opposed the union. It was an emphatic coda to a yearslong organizing effort underwritten by the United Automobile Workers, which has been repeatedly frustrated in its efforts to organize major auto plants in the region.
  • Days After It Filed Suit Against His Administration, Trump To Skip NAACP Speech

    07/22/2017 9:15:29 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 47 replies ^ | July 20, 2017 | Jack Davis
    On the same week the NAACP sued the Trump administration over its voter fraud commission, NAACP Board Chairman Leon Russell criticized President Donald Trump for not speaking at this year’s NAACP convention, which kicks off this weekend in Baltimore. On Wednesday, White House deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced that Trump was invited to speak but is not attending the event. “My understanding is that the invitation has been declined for this year, but certainly the invitation for dialogue with that group would happily take place, and we would certainly like to be able to continue to do that,” Sanders said....
  • OJ Simpson's parole may be in jeopardy after he was caught masturbating (trnc)

    07/19/2017 8:47:10 AM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 90 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 19, 2017 | Alan Butterfield
    OJ Simpson could be denied parole after he was caught pleasuring himself in his cell - strictly verboten in federal prisons in the U.S. - a prison source has told 'OJ is facing a disciplinary hearing after being written up for masturbating in his prison cell,' said the source. 'He was caught by a female corrections officer making her normal rounds in late June.' confirmed with Lovelock Correctional Center that it does employ female corrections officers. When OJ, now 70, goes in front of the Nevada Department of Corrections Parole Board on Thursday, he still won't have faced...
  • Hillary Clinton: GOP can use my health care plan if they want

    07/05/2017 6:00:51 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 52 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 05 July 2017 | Christopher Brennan
    Hillary Clinton had a plan for health care before one of her other plans went awry. The former Secretary of State responded to Republicans' defense of their plan to repeal Obamacare by saying they could use her blueprint if they can’t find a way to bring Americans affordable care. “‘We’ve got to fix what’s broken.’ Where's your plan, @HillaryClinton?” the GOP’s main Twitter accounted posted on Wednesday afternoon.
  • Trump just ended a long tradition of celebrating Ramadan at the White House

    06/24/2017 2:33:59 PM PDT · by Hadean · 113 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | June 24, 2017 | Amy B Wang
    In the early days of December 1805, a handful of prominent politicians received formal invitations to join President Thomas Jefferson for a White House dinner. Whatever Jefferson could have foreseen for the young country’s future, it appears the modern-day White House tradition of marking Ramadan with an iftar dinner or Eid celebration has come to an end. Ramadan, which falls on the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar, started on May 27 this year and ends at sundown Saturday. Muslims around the world will mark the end of the holy month by celebrating the holiday Eid al-Fitr, the “feast of...

    06/13/2017 6:50:59 AM PDT · by DIRTYSECRET · 49 replies
    The GOP base(that's us) should have stepped up and paid ALL her legal bills when she was fighting the leftist cowards. Would she have quit anyway? We'll never know. Now she's just an ornament.
  • Ossoff Declines Nationally Televised Debate With Handel

    06/05/2017 5:12:20 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 6/4/2017 | Staff
    <p>ATLANTA (AP) — Democrat Jon Ossoff has declined to participate in an Atlanta Press Club debate with Republican Karen Handel that CNN had proposed to broadcast.</p> <p>The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Ossoff declined Sunday to participate in what would have been a nationally televised debate.</p>
  • Exclusive: Tillerson declines to host Ramadan event at State Department - sources

    05/26/2017 3:22:11 PM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 70 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 26, 2017 | Yeganeh Torbati
    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has declined a request to host an event to mark Islam's holy month of Ramadan, two U.S. officials said, apparently breaking with a bipartisan tradition in place with few exceptions for nearly 20 years. Since 1999, Republican and Democratic secretaries of state have nearly always hosted either an iftar dinner to break the day's fast during Ramadan or a reception marking the Eid al-Fitr holiday at the end of the month, at the State Department. Tillerson turned down a request from the State Department's Office of Religion and Global Affairs to host an Eid al-Fitr...
  • Workers at Boeing's South Carolina plant reject union

    05/05/2017 6:58:43 AM PDT · by central_va · 33 replies
    Business News ^ | Feb 15, 2017 | Alwyn Scott
    Boeing Co (BA.N) handily defeated a union drive by workers at the company's aircraft factory in South Carolina on Wednesday, as almost three-quarters of workers at the plant who voted rejected union representation. The secret ballot vote, conducted by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) at polling locations throughout the North Charleston plant, was the first for Boeing and a high-profile test for organized labor in the nation's most strongly anti-union state. The NLRB said 74 percent of the 2,828 workers who cast ballots voted against joining the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM).
  • Kony 2017: The Facebook World Didn't Catch Him

    03/29/2017 2:38:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | March 29, 2017 | Austin Bay
    In October 2011, the Obama Administration ordered 100 U.S. special operations troops to deploy to central Africa to help African and U.N. forces capture Joseph Kony, the psychopathic commander of the Ugandan rebel Lord's Resistance Army. Kony is an evil man. Note the present tense: is, not was. In the late 1980s, Kony took control of a movement whose goals linked the Acholi tribe's demands for autonomy in northern Uganda with a promise to govern Uganda according to the Ten Commandments. But Joseph Kony lived by a different testament. In 2005, the International Criminal Court indicted him on charges of...
  • New Yorkers To Hillary Clinton: No, Thanks

    03/08/2017 11:17:03 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 26 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | March 7, 2017 | Philip Stucky
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton didn’t perform well in the latest poll in the New York City mayor’s race, according to a new Rasmussen poll released Tuesday. Fifty-eight percent of likely voters in the city don’t want Clinton to run again, compared to just 23 percent of voters who wanted the former presidential candidate to run. Nineteen percent of voters hadn’t yet made up their mind. Current Mayor Bill de Blasio is set to run for reelection, but trails Republican challenger Paul Massey, Jr. in terms of fundraising. Massey raised $1.6 million in the race so far, compared to...
  • Transgender Models Find a Home

    03/03/2017 11:04:52 AM PST · by C19fan · 22 replies
    NY Times ^ | March 3, 2017 | Alyson Kruger
    As one of the fashion industry’s increasing numbers of a transgender models, Yasmine Petty has reached great success. Her sprawling penthouse in Lower Manhattan, with a terrace so large it has a pool and cabana, is full of magazines like Elle, W and Hercules that feature multiple-page spreads on her wearing clothing by brands like Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton. Ms. Petty’s closet, too, is full of clothes she has modeled at international events like New York Fashion Week, fashion shows put on by Italian Vogue, and Life Ball, Europe’s prestigious charity gala to support people with H.I.V. She has...
  • PETophile Snow Couple Arrested For Making Videos Of His Girl Doing The No Pants Dance With A Dog!

    03/01/2017 3:15:48 PM PST · by Morgana · 22 replies
    TNN RAW 2 ^ | march 1, 2017 | TOMMY SOTOMAYOR
    PETophile Snow Couple Arrested For Making Videos Of His Girl Doing The No Pants Dance With A Dog! ****warning language****
  • I will not be attending the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner this year.

    02/25/2017 1:57:54 PM PST · by SMGFan · 101 replies
    Real Donald Trump twitter account ^ | February 25, 2017 | President Donald Trump
    I will not be attending the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner this year. Please wish everyone well and have a great evening!
  • Cory Booker: 'I am not open to being president'

    01/22/2017 7:39:39 AM PST · by SMGFan · 50 replies
    New Jersey Democratic Sen. Cory Booker said Saturday he is not planning to run for president in 2020, telling CNN's Brooke Baldwin he wants to instead focus on running an effective opposition to the Trump administration. "Too many things can happen that can hurt people in our nation and around the globe if this President isn't checked," Booker told Baldwin, speaking at the Women's March in Washington. "Right now, I don't care about 2020. I don't care about 2018."
  • David Petraeus in the running to be Trump's secretary of state

    11/17/2016 12:30:36 PM PST · by conservativepoet · 116 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 11/17/16 | Julian Borger and David Smith
    David Petraeus – the former US army general and CIA director who was prosecuted for mishandling classified information – has entered the race to become Donald Trump’s secretary of state, diplomatic sources said on Thursday.
  • Democrat In Seat Targeted For Chelsea Clinton Run Has No Plans To Retire

    11/17/2016 7:27:49 AM PST · by simpson96 · 109 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/16/2016 | Kerry Picket
    WASHINGTON — The congressional district seat reportedly being targeted for a run by Chelsea Clinton may not be vacant any time soon. The New York Post reported last week that Democratic operatives within the Empire State are quietly grooming Chelsea to run in the Westchester seat currently occupied by longtime Democratic Congresswoman Nita Lowey. “There has been a lot of speculation within New York Democratic circles about Lowey’s retirement and Chelsea running for the seat. There is a belief that Chappaqua is a logical place for Chelsea to run, because it would be straightforward for her to raise money and...
  • Yoko Ono responds to Trump being elected

    11/16/2016 5:47:06 PM PST · by Morgana · 65 replies
    Donut Operator/youtube ^ | Published on Nov 11, 2016 | Donut Operator
    Yoko Ono responds to Trump being elected Yoko Ono has responded to Trump being elected with her new hit single "Dying Animal Asking For Sweet Sweet Release From This World"
  • Ben Carson Turns Down Cabinet Post in Trump Administration

    11/15/2016 9:42:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 47 replies ^ | November 15, 2016 | Katie Pavlich
    We're awaiting a slew of cabinet announcements today from President-elect Donald Trump but one high profile campaign surrogate won't be named. Dr. Ben Carson, who ran against Trump in the primary, has reportedly declined any kind of position inside the administration. Before declining, Carson was on the short list for Secretary of Education and Health and Human Services. Raffi Williams over at Circa has the scoop: According to Dr. Ben Carson's business manager Armstrong Williams, Dr. Ben Carson will not serve in President-elect Donald Trump's administration, a separate source confirmed that Carson was being offered a position as Secretary of Health and Human...
  • Gingrich makes case to be Trump's strategic planner

    11/14/2016 6:29:55 PM PST · by monkapotamus · 26 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | November 14, 2016 | Kyle Feldscher
    Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich said Monday he wants to be a long-term strategic planner for President-elect Donald Trump in order to transform the country. Speaking on Fox News Monday, Gingrich said his thoughts are already on how to hand off a successful Trump administration to a Republican successor in January 2025. He wants to work in the administration in such a way that would help him focus the administration on that lofty goal. "It's not a very normal position but this is not going to be a very normal presidency," he said... "I probably bring a different...