Free Republic 1st Qtr 2020 Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $26,070
29%  
Woo hoo!! And now less than $330 to reach 30%!! Go, FReepers, GO!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Keyword: npr

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Trump praises Pompeo over handling of NPR reporter: 'You did a good job on her'

    01/28/2020 10:51:25 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01 28 2020 | Morgan Chalfant
    President Trump on Tuesday complimented Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for his handling of a dispute with an NPR reporter, making light of the incident and saying that the top diplomat “did a good job on her.” Trump recognized Pompeo as “our great secretary of State” during remarks announcing his administration’s Middle East peace plan alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House, before referencing his clash with the NPR reporter unprompted. “That’s impressive. That was very impressive,” Trump said, commenting on the applause that Pompeo received from the crowd when he said his name. “That reporter couldn’t...
  • Correspondents' Group: State Dept. Blocked NPR Reporter From Pompeo Trip

    01/27/2020 7:05:38 PM PST · by kevcol · 35 replies
    Newsmax ^ | January 27, 2020 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    The State Department has removed NPR reporter Michele Kelemen from a press pool of journalists traveling to Europe and Central Asia this week with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo after his tense interview and reported dustup last week with another NPR journalist, Mary Louise Kelly, according to an organization representing correspondents who cover the department.
  • City of Ithaca Creates New Position For Green New Deal - Director of Sustainability (only 10.98 years left)

    01/26/2020 6:20:27 AM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    WENY ^ | 1/22/20 | Christina Episcopo
    ITHACA, N.Y.(WENY) - The City of Ithaca is now looking for a Director of Sustainability to help launch the city into a organizational transformation initiative. This position was created to help meet the goals of the city's Green New Deal. WENY News Spoke with Ithaca City Mayor, Svante Myrick, to find out what he is looking for. "So we're looking for somebody with a particular set of skills, somebody who understands both environmental justice, as well as racial and social justice. Somebody who is capable of leading a broad community conversation around those issues, and somebody who's willing to work...
  • Liberal Hacks Compete For 2020’s Top (Or Worst?) Pundit Award

    01/26/2020 10:47:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    The Federalist, ^ | January 26, 2020 | Jeremy Senderowicz
    The other matchup that jumps out at me is the possibility of Jennifer Rubin matching up with her Washington Post teammate Max Boot with the Final Four on the line.This is a parody. This is not meant to reflect any beliefs or statements of ESPN or the personalities named in this parody, nor any of the actual mannerisms of such people. Scott Van Pelt: So one of the most eagerly awaited moments of the 2020 election year has finally arrived. The selection committee revealed its brackets for the Comfortably Smug #LiberalHack tournament, sponsored as always by the private equity firm...
  • Mike Pompeo: NPR Reporter Lied, Broke Off-the-Record Agreement

    01/26/2020 9:39:19 AM PST · by davikkm · 67 replies
    breitbart ^ | CHARLIE SPIERING
    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Saturday that National Public Radio reporter Mary Louise Kelly lied to him and broke an off-the-record agreement. “NPR reporter Mary Louise Kelly lied to me, twice,” Pompeo said in a statement. “First, last month, in setting up our interview and, then again yesterday, in agreeing to have our post-interview conversation off the record.” Pompeo and his staff said Kelly agreed that an interview with the secretary would be about Iran but that she asked questions about Ukraine and United States Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch. Kelly revealed on NPR that Pompeo afterward berated her...
  • Fact Check: AP Says Biden Getting Ukrainian Prosecutor Fired to Protect Hunter Is ‘False Narrative’

    01/25/2020 7:57:07 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 80 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Jan 2020 | Robert Kraychik
    The Associated Press (AP) described the matter of Joe Biden’s leveraging of U.S. foreign aid to pressure Ukraine to fire a prosecutor investigating corruption at Burisma — a Ukrainian energy company upon whose board of directors Hunter Biden sat — in order to protect his second son as a “false narrative.” The AP echoed similar news media outlets’ mischaracterization of the above-mentioned event, including the New York Times, Snopes, NPR, USA Today, Vox, and the Washington Post. In a column identifying differing perceptions of political goings on being related to varying news media consumption patterns, the AP dismisses Joe Biden’s...
  • Democratic senators send letter to Pompeo condemning 'insulting' behavior toward NPR reporter

    01/25/2020 2:51:13 PM PST · by kevcol · 42 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 25, 2020 | Mike Brest
    The letter, which was signed by ranking committee member Bob Menendez of New Jersey and Sens. Cory Booker of New Jersey, Tim Kaine of Virginia, Ed Markey of Massachusetts, and Jeff Merkley of Oregon, began with them expressing their "profound disappointment and concern" surrounding his response to Kelly. They also referenced journalists who are imprisoned or have been killed for their reporting and said his "insulting and contemptuous comments are beneath the office of the Secretary of State."
  • Remembering Jim Lehrer

    01/23/2020 10:23:19 AM PST · by hadrian · 66 replies
    PBS announces Jim Lehrer died this morning at age 85.
  • Chris Hayes and Rachel Maddow call on Sen. Feinstein to ‘resign tomorrow’

    01/23/2020 7:39:54 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 42 replies
    Twitchy ^ | JANUARY 23, 2020 | Greg P.
    MSNBC’s Chris Hayes and Rachel Maddow were furious with Senators who fell asleep or left the impeachment trial early, saying they should “resign tomorrow”: Mediaite ✔ @Mediaite MSNBC's Maddow, Hayes Torch Senators for Leaving Trial, Falling Asleep: If You Can't Sit There for Eight Hours, 'Resign Tomorrow' http://mediaite.com/a/bbdeq Chris Hayes: If Senators Can't Sit for Trial, Resign MSNBC's Rachel Maddow and Chris Hayes took the lead on Wednesday night as their panel trashed members of the Senate for not giving their full attention to President Donald Trump's impeachmen mediaite.com Well, if they’re serious, that means California’s Sen. Dianne Feinstein needs...
  • Why is the mainstream media so gentle to Joe Biden?

    01/22/2020 8:26:36 AM PST · by edwinland · 47 replies
    Press Watch ^ | 1/17/2020 | Dan Froomkin
    ... Biden’s pattern of gibberish If you expect a president to be able to speak coherently about the matters of the day ... Biden is not your man, at least not consistently. That’s simply a fact. The bigger issue is whether his speech is a reflection of an increasingly disordered brain. He interrupts himself in mid-sentence and goes on extended riffs, introducing new subjects that seem to have nothing to do with what he was just talking about. He is sometimes impossible to follow. And he can get quite irascible. He is in some ways the absolute verbal opposite of...
  • Trump Legal Team Accuses Democrats Of 'Dangerous Perversion' Of Constitution

    01/20/2020 9:40:09 AM PST · by bitt · 15 replies
    NPR.COM ^ | 1/20/2020 | tamara keith
    The White House is offering a fiery legal response to the articles of impeachment, in an executive summary of a legal brief obtained by NPR. Decrying a "rigged process" that is "brazenly political," President Trump's legal team accuses House Democrats of "focus-group testing various charges for weeks" and says that "all that House Democrats have succeeded in proving is hat the President did absolutely nothing wrong." They sum up the impeachment as "a dangerous perversion of the Constitution that the Senate should swiftly and roundly condemn." Read The Impeachment Managers' Response To The Senate Impeachment Trial Summons POLITICS Read The...
  • Bernie Sanders Said "Everybody Brings Some Negatives" When Asked If Gender Is An Obstacle For Women Running For Office

    01/19/2020 12:56:33 PM PST · by conservative98 · 23 replies
    Buzzfeed News ^ | Posted on January 19, 2020, at 3:03 p.m. ET | Ryan Brooks, Ruby Cramer
    CONCORD, New Hampshire — Bernie Sanders said at a forum in New Hampshire that women still face obstacles when they run for office, describing being a woman as a potential “problem” and noting that anyone who runs for office “brings some negatives” when it comes to appealing to the American electorate. The language instantly re-opened a conflict between supporters of Elizabeth Warren and Sanders over questions about electability, gender, and a private conversation between the two senators where they discussed whether a woman can win in 2020. “Everybody has their own sets of problems,” Sanders said during a forum sponsored...
  • Buttigieg says Oval Office needs wartime veteran

    01/18/2020 7:17:35 PM PST · by conservative98 · 81 replies
    AP ^ | 1/17/20 | THOMAS BEAUMONT
    ANKENY, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg said Saturday the Oval Office requires a wartime veteran, a niche he occupies exclusively among top-tier candidates in his party’s race for the 2020 nomination. During an interview on Iowa PBS in suburban Des Moines, Buttigieg was asked if there’s value in a president who had faced hostile fire. Buttigieg, a Naval intelligence officer in Afghanistan in 2014, noted he had been present for rocket attacks while stationed at Bagram Airfield, and later faced potential danger as an armed driver in Kabul. Another presidential candidate, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii, served...
  • Space Force Bible Blessing At National Cathedral Sparks Outrage

    01/13/2020 11:11:14 PM PST · by Swarthy Greek Immigrant · 39 replies
    https://www.npr.org ^ | January 13, 20205:43 PM ET | David Welna
    The blessing of what's being called "the official Bible for the new U.S. Space Force" at the Washington National Cathedral on Sunday is drawing an outpouring of criticism on social media and condemnation from a prominent religious freedom advocacy group. "The Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) condemns, in as full-throated a manner as is humanly possible, the shocking and repulsive display of only the most vile, exclusivist, fundamentalist Christian supremacy," MRFF founder and president Mikey Weinstein wrote in a statement denouncing the Bible blessing. "The utilization of a Christian bible to 'swear in' commanders of the new Space Force or...
  • PBS Pundit Mark Shields: Calm Pete Buttigieg Is 'The Mister Rogers of This Campaign'

    12/01/2019 6:12:25 AM PST · by rktman · 32 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 11/30/2019 | Tim Graham
    MARK SHIELDS: But you're talking about Donald Trump's counteroffensive. And I think the worst mistake that the Democrats could make is to look for a Democratic Donald Trump. I mean, somebody who can go toe to toe with him and insult to insult with him. American voters, after a president lets them down and disappoints, go looking for the exact opposite of what was missing. They went after George Bush and sort of the off-the-cuff anti-intellectualism. They sought the cerebral, almost removed presence of a Barack Obama. After Watergate and Vietnam and Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon and all that...
  • Trump calls for new nuclear deal while bashing old one with misinformation

    01/09/2020 11:34:05 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | January 8, 2020 | By Conor Finnegan (D-ABC News)
    Before President Donald Trump even said "good morning" in a televised address responding to Iran's strikes on U.S. targets, he announced, "As long as I am president of the United States, Iran will never be allowed to have a nuclear weapon." It's an often-repeated line from him, but there was one change in U.S. policy Wednesday: Trump called for other world powers to abandon the nuclear accord, which is barely surviving after he withdrew the U.S. in 2018 and Iran has unraveled its cooperation since 2019. Instead, Trump urged those countries that remain in the deal to pursue negotiations over...
  • Pelosi Signals An End To Her Hold On Articles Of Impeachment; Expects to Release It to Senate 'Soon'

    01/09/2020 9:52:51 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    NPR ^ | Dierdre Walsh and Kelsey Snell
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said she expects to release her hold on the two articles of impeachment against President Trump "soon," but for now she is still holding out to learn more about how Republicans plan to conduct a Senate trial. "No, I'm not holding them indefinitely," Pelosi told reporters Thursday at a weekly press conference. "I'll send them over when I'm ready. That will probably be soon." Pelosi refused to give any additional information about the timing, saying Democrats want to know what Senate Republicans are "willing to do and when they're willing to do it." Republicans have...
  • Qassem Soleimani Haunted the Arab World In much of the Middle East, and even in Iran, the military commander was feared, and his death has been greeted with elation.

    01/03/2020 1:12:07 PM PST · by C19fan · 30 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | January 3, 2020 | Kim Ghattis
    Within hours of Qassem Soleimani, the leader of the Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and a man most thought invincible and all-powerful, being confirmed dead, the debate began in Washington about the legality of the strike that killed him; of how the attack would play into the political cycle of impeachment and the 2020 presidential campaign; of what the consequences would be for any potential conflict with Iran. Yet in parts of the Middle East, the reaction was different. Soleimani was killed at about 1:00 a.m. just as he was leaving Baghdad airport and by 4:30 a.m.,...
  • U.S. Steps Up Deportations To Iraq, Despite Worsening Violence There

    12/29/2019 3:05:09 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 37 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | December 28, 2019 | Jane Arraf
    The apartment in Baghdad where Jimmy Aldaoud lived — and died, just two months after being deported from the U.S. — has been cleaned and emptied. But on the windowsill in the bedroom, there's a remnant of the fear he felt about being sent to a country where he'd never been: two plastic toy pistols with orange foam tips and bright pink suction-cup darts. "He would sleep with these in his hands," says Samir Kada, another deportee from the U.S. who lives next door and looked out for him. "He said, 'If anybody comes, I'm going to pull it on...
  • Steam On, Steamboat: The World's Tallest Active Geyser Has Another Record Year

    12/25/2019 10:22:37 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    NPR ^ | 12/24/2019 | Nell Greenfieldboyce
    Steamboat Geyser, the tallest active geyser in the world, erupted more times in 2019 than in any other year, baffling scientists who are trying to understand what triggered this unusual streak of activity. The geyser can shoot water more than 300 feet into the air, and this year it has erupted more than 45 times, surpassing the 32 eruptions recorded in 2018. In the three years before that, however, the geyser didn't erupt at all. Unlike Old Faithful, which is famous for its highly predictable eruptions, Steamboat is an erratic giant. "In the 1960s, there was another period where there...