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  • Michael Bloomberg Gets First Endorsement From Member of Congress

    01/13/2020 11:24:23 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 75 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Monday, January 13, 2020 | Jimmy Vielkind
    U.S. Rep. Max Rose of Staten Island announced his endorsement of Michael Bloomberg’s presidential bid, making Mr. Rose the first member of Congress to back the former New York City mayor’s campaign. Mr. Rose, a Democrat, specifically cited Mr. Bloomberg’s management of the city in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Mr. Bloomberg was elected to the first of his three terms as mayor that year. “Mayor Bloomberg’s even-keeled and visionary leadership is what we need to reduce the chaos, partisanship and hyper-vitriol that has overtaken Washington,” Mr. Rose said. “Rather than submit to another stage of...
  • Rashida Tlaib: Bernie Sanders 'makes me feel less insane'

    01/12/2020 2:09:43 AM PST · by Libloather · 33 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/11/20 | Naomi Lim
    DAVENPORT, Iowa - Rep. Rashida Tlaib said socialist Bernie Sanders made her feel normal for being frustrated with the country's political climate. "He makes me feel - and many of you know what I mean by this - he makes me feel less insane," the Michigan Democrat said in Davenport, Iowa, on Saturday, referring to gripes, for example, with the country's healthcare system. She added, "We're not insane folks. We're actually real. We're humanists." **SNIP** Tlaib is accompanying Sanders on his three-day swing of the first-in-the-nation state. The pair will appear at a "Green New Deal" rally on Sunday in...
  • Yale Psychiatrist Issues Diagnosis of "Psychotic" for Defending Constitutional Rights

    01/12/2020 1:02:01 PM PST · by malach · 35 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | 01.11.20 | Alan M Dershowitz
    Dr. Bandy Lee is literally claiming that we are mentally ill and our views should be considered symptoms of our illness, rather than as legitimate ideas. Publicly offering "professional opinions" or diagnoses in the absence of a psychiatric examination, is a violation of psychiatric ethics and the rules of the American Psychiatric Association. Dr. Lee has a history of such unethical conduct.... Her resort to diagnosis rather than dialogue is a symptom of a much larger problem that faces our divided nation -- too many Americans are refusing to engage in reasoned dialogue with people with whom they disagree. Dr....
  • NY Times: 'Medicare for All' No Longer Key Part of Elizabeth Warren's Stump Speech after her boondoggle proposal.

    01/02/2020 10:02:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 01/02/2020 | Stephen Kruiser
    Elizabeth Warren's fortunes in the Democratic primary race have been headed in the wrong direction for over a month now. In what seems to be an unannounced strategy to revive her moribund campaign, Warren has largely abandoned speaking about the policy proposal central to her rise to the top tier: "Medicare for All."The New York Times: DES MOINES — In warm-up remarks introducing Senator Elizabeth Warren at campaign rallies, young volunteers often say they are supporting her because of her plan to transform the health care system through a single-payer “Medicare for all” program. It happened in Des Moines on Saturday...
  • Biden: "How Can We Repeal a Law No One Understands" [semi-satire]

    01/12/2020 10:35:16 AM PST · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 12 Jan 2020 | John Semmens
    Striving to burnish his image as the sole sane contender for the Democratic 2020 presidential nomination, former Vice-President Joe Biden tried to explain his support of Obamacare to a questioner at a campaign stop in Iowa. The voter recounted Obama's promises prior to the health care law's passage that "you can keep your doctor, you can keep your plan, your costs will go down. None of these promises were kept. Why should we keep Obamacare?" Biden responded saying that "there's two ways people know when something is important. One is when it's so clear when it's passed, that everybody understands...
  • Michael Bloomberg Is Open to Spending $1 Billion to Defeat Trump

    01/11/2020 4:19:10 PM PST · by karpov · 107 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 11, 2020 | Lisa Lerer
    SAN MARCOS, Texas — Michael R. Bloomberg on Saturday did not rule out spending a billion dollars of his own money on the 2020 presidential race, even if he does not win the Democratic nomination, and said he would mobilize his well-financed political operation to help Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren win in November if either is the party nominee, despite their sharp policy differences. Mr. Bloomberg’s plans would effectively create a shadow campaign operation for the general election, complete with hundreds of organizers in key battleground states and a robust digital operation, ready to be inherited by the party...
  • Trump administration asks Supreme Court not to rule on Obamacare ahead of election

    01/11/2020 1:18:17 PM PST · by be-baw · 19 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 10, 2020 | Kimberly Leonard
    The Department of Justice doesn't want the Supreme Court to fast-track a case that could result in Obamacare being thrown out ahead of the presidential election, despite its position that the healthcare law should be abolished. If the court agrees with the Trump administration, then President Trump and Republicans will be spared the possibility of having to come up with an Obamacare replacement in the middle of campaigning. ...
  • South Carolina Senate Will Vote on Bill to Ban Abortions When Unborn Baby’s Heart Begins Beating

    01/10/2020 11:37:14 AM PST · by Morgana · 13 replies
    Life News ^ | January 10, 2020 | Micaiah Bilger
    When the South Carolina Senate convenes Tuesday, lawmakers are expected to consider a bill to ban abortions once an unborn baby’s heartbeat is detectable. The heartbeat bill passed the state House in April, and Republican Gov. Henry McMaster said he would sign it. The South Carolina legislature has a two-year session. State House Bill 3020 requires abortion practitioners to test for an unborn baby’s heartbeat and prohibits the abortion if they detect one. An unborn baby’s heartbeat typically is detectable about six weeks of pregnancy, so the legislation would ban most abortions. It allows exceptions for rape, incest and risks...
  • Omar: ‘Religious Fundamentalists Are Currently Trying to Manipulate State Laws in Order to Impose Their Beliefs on an Entire Society’

    01/10/2020 10:37:19 AM PST · by Morgana · 53 replies ^ | January 09, 2020 | staff
    ( - Rep. Ilhan Omar (D.-Minn.) gave a speech on the House floor citing what she called the “hypocrisy” of “religious fundamentalists,” who are seeking to prohibit or restrict abortion. “Religious fundamentalists are currently trying to manipulate the State laws in order to impose their beliefs on an entire society, all with complete disregard for voices and the rights of American women,” she said in this speech that was delivered on May 22. “This isn't about religious morality or conviction,” she said, “because we have seen time and time again those who talk about their faith and want to push...
  • Justice Department Confirms ERA is Dead, Would Have Forced Americans to Fund Abortions

    01/10/2020 11:02:09 AM PST · by Morgana · 11 replies
    Life News ^ | January 08, 2020 | Micaiah Bilger
    A pro-abortion amendment to the U.S. Constitution cannot move forward, despite abortion activists’ attempts to revive it past the deadline, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) technically would ensure equality for women through the U.S. Constitution. However, pro-life leaders long have warned that it would be used to end all abortion restrictions and allow unborn babies to be aborted for any reason up to birth. U.S. Congress set a seven-year deadline for the ratification of the amendment, but it ended in 1982. Some pro-abortion lawmakers have ignored the deadline and passed the amendment anyway,...
  • Virginia Senate Committee Passes ERA That Would Force Virginians to Pay for Abortions

    01/10/2020 10:51:42 AM PST · by Morgana · 24 replies
    Life News ^ | January 10, 2020 | Micaiah Bilger
    Ignoring a deadline that ended more than three decades ago, a Virginia Senate Committee advanced a measure Thursday to ratify the pro-abortion Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) to the U.S. Constitution. The AP reports the committee voted 10-5 in favor of the ERA, including nine Democrats and one Republican, state Sen. Jill Vogel. The vote happened just days after the U.S. Department of Justice said the ERA is dead because the 1982 deadline set by Congress has passed. The ERA would amend the U.S. Constitution to guarantee equal rights for all born citizens no matter what their sex is. Though the...
  • Hollywood Rags Dub 'Mrs. America' Phyllis Schlafly ‘Slippery,’ ‘Polarizing’

    01/10/2020 11:20:35 AM PST · by Morgana · 26 replies
    mrcNewsbusters ^ | January 10, 2020 | Alexa Moutevelis
    On Thursday FX released a trailer for its upcoming series on Hulu Mrs. America about conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly’s fight against radical feminists and the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) in the 1970s. You can tell, based on the video and coverage of it, where sympathies are supposed to lie. When Cate Blanchett’s Schlafly character warns, “The Libbers [Women’s Liberation] want to create a sex-neutral, feminist, totalitarian nightmare,” audiences are meant to take it as a ridiculous joke instead of the astute prediction it truly was. In the preview, Schlafly is played as cold while the feminists are shown as cool....
  • Could raising the minimum wage prevent thousands of suicides?

    01/10/2020 6:33:23 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 91 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | January 10, 2020 | By Aimee Picchi
    * Fewer suicides occur when minimum wages are higher during periods of elevated unemployment, according to a new study. * Every $1 increase in the minimum wage is associated with a 6% reduction in suicide for high school grads. * Boosting the minimum wage by $1 could have saved 27,550 lives from 1990 to 2015, the study says. Raising the federal minimum wage, which hasn't increased in more than a decade, might accomplish far more than simply offering U.S. workers a boost in pay. New research suggests that lifting the baseline wage could also stop thousands of Americans from killing...
  • West Virginia Committee Passes Bill to Stop Infanticide, Care for Babies Born Alive After Abortions

    01/09/2020 5:22:46 PM PST · by Morgana · 4 replies
    Life News ^ | January 09, 2020 | Micaiah Bilger
    West Virginia lawmakers began the new year Thursday by advancing a bill to protect babies who survive abortions from infanticide. The West Virginia House Health and Human Resources Committee approved the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, or House Bill 4007, in a voice vote, WV Public Broadcasting reports. Democrat Del. Danielle Walker opposed the bill. The legislation would require abortionists to provide reasonable medical care to a baby who survives an abortion. It requires physicians to “exercise the same degree of reasonable medical judgment to preserve the life and health of the child as a physician would render to...
  • Pro-abortion South Carolina lawmaker wants pregnant women compensated as ‘gestational surrogates’ of the state

    01/08/2020 10:49:25 PM PST · by Morgana · 9 replies
    Live Action News ^ | January 07, 2020 | Kate Heiser
    A South Carolina senator has raised a bill that, if passed, would require the state to compensate women who are unable to obtain abortions because of a proposed ‘heartbeat bill’ banning abortion once a preborn child’s heartbeat can be detected. SB 928, entitled the “South Carolina Pro Birth Accountability Act,” states that a woman who is unable to have an abortion because of the law would be forced to be a “gestational surrogate” for the state “which cannot itself physically conceive or carry a child.” The bill refers to a preborn child as an “unborn embryo” and falsely claims that...
  • Pro Abortion Billboard in Salem, Virginia

    01/08/2020 11:04:58 PM PST · by Morgana · 6 replies
    Bobby Williams/facebook ^ | January 07, 2020 | Bobby Williams
    So this happened today in Salem, Virginia. Thoughts on this billboard or funding organization? Do they have a presence in WV? More info..FReepers this video is of a Planned Parenthood? Billboard that was put up in Salem, Virginia. For those of you who don't have bookface it reads as follows: "Abortion access for all. No shame. No stigma. Join the fight!" by DCABORTIONFUND.ORG On the bottom left it says "paid for by DC abortion fund" Is this taxpayers dollars? Does anyone know?
  • Washington Post Takes Pelosi and Reid to Task Over Hobby Lobby: “Rhetoric Not Facts”

    07/14/2014 7:52:36 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 16 replies
    Life News ^ | 7/14/14 | Steven Ertelt
    You know it’s bad when the liberal Washington Post takes top pro-abortion Democrats to task for their misstatements, exaggeration and overblown comments in reaction to the Supreme Court’s decision to protect Hobby Lobby.We at have profiled the myriad of ways in which the Post, over the years, has been a leader in media bias by virtue of its one-sided reporting on pro-life issues. Amazingly, the liberal giant took Pelosi, Reid and other top pro-abortion Democrats to task.It was bad enough when Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said “five white men” on the Supreme Court made the decision to protect...
  • ‘Transgender’ Files Complaint Against Hobby Lobby for Denying Use of Women’s Restroom

    07/15/2014 4:22:42 AM PDT · by massmike · 59 replies ^ | 07/15/2014 | Heather Clark
    AURORA, Ill. – A Hobby Lobby store in Illinois is facing a discrimination complaint after a ‘transgender’ employee was told that he may not use the women’s restroom until he has reconstructive surgery to switch from male to female reproductive organs. The employee, who goes by the name Meggan Sommerville, also professes to be a Christian. He has worked for Hobby Lobby since 1998, at which time he identified as male.However, in 2009, Sommerville began transitioning to look like a woman and changed his name. According to Sommerville, Hobby Lobby accommodated him by changing his gender in the company records...
  • Is Sen. Elizabeth Warren a Mere Hack or an Out-and-Out Sociopath?

    07/17/2014 3:23:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The PJ Tatler ^ | July 16, 2014 | Bryan Preston
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren now says that last year’s government shutdown was about birth control. Warren did not make the remark in an off-the-cuff setting. She made it in a prepared speech. Warren said it on the floor of the Senate while supporting a bill that she knows has absolutely zero chance of becoming law. “Remember last year’s government shutdown that nearly tanked our economy?” Warren asked. “That fight started with a GOP effort to hold the whole operation of the federal government hostage in order to try to force Democrats and the president to let employers deny workers access to...
  • Harry Reid: We’re not gonna let “five white men” have the last word on Hobby Lobby

    07/09/2014 9:06:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/09/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Have we reached Peak Reid Demagoguery yet? I thought we had yesterday when Democrats signed onto Harry Reid’s Kochsteria strategy for the 2014 midterms, but we actually missed the new nadir for America’s top-ranked demagogue — but our good friend Larry O’Connor at the Free Beacon didn’t. Yesterday, when addressing the media about the Democratic strategy to undo Hobby Lobby, Reid insisted that the Senate wouldn’t let “five white men” have the last word on contraception mandates.Um …CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO “The one thing we are going to do during this work period, sooner rather than later,...