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  • Who is the most conservative Republican candidate for president? [CRUZ!]

    06/17/2015 9:45:26 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 93 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 16 at 2:00 PM | Pablo Barberá
    The Republican field is crowded, which implies that primary voters have little information about where some of the candidates stand. That is particularly the case this season, with a few relatively unknown contenders who lack legislative experience or a long history of campaign contributions that would allow researchers to precisely identify where they stand on the liberal-to-conservative political dimension.However, one characteristic all candidates share is that they have active and popular Twitter accounts. And as I showed in an article published earlier this year in the journal Political Analysis — now freely available online as an Editors’ Choice article —...
  • Ad Backing Martin O’Malley Jabs at Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush

    06/04/2015 2:00:05 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 11 replies
    NY Times ^ | 6/4/15 | Nick Corasaniti
    A new TV ad from the “super PAC” supporting former Gov. Martin O’Malley of Maryland is titled “Wall Street’s Public Enemy No. 1.” But it seems the intended target of the ad is Hillary Rodham Clinton and Jeb Bush. The ad from Generation Forward splices excerpts from Mr. O’Malley’s recent presidential announcement speech, centered around his suggestion that the head of Goldman Sachs would be “just fine with either Bush or a Clinton.” It then repeats his criticism that “the presidency is not a crown to be passed back and forth by you between two royal families.”
  • Forget Hillary and Jeb, here's who Wall Street really wants to run for president

    06/04/2015 11:24:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/04/2015 | LINETTE LOPEZ
    Wall Street wants Michael Bloomberg to run for president, but the billionaire isn't budging. At the Yale CEO Summit this week, the talk was of "drafting Bloomberg" however possible. The former New York City mayor seems like the perfect solution for Wall Street's problems with the current field of presidential candidates. The Street sees him as a centrist technocrat who adeptly managed one of the most complex cities in the world. They think he understands the global business community. Rumblings about a Bloomberg run are especially strong at several bulge bracket banks, including Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Merrill once...
  • What I learned about Bernie Sanders

    06/01/2015 5:35:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    Socialist Worker ^ | June 1, 2015 | Kristen Martin
    Kristen Martin recalls her time as an intern for Bernie Sanders, in a contribution to the left's discussion of Sanders' campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination.TO THOSE who have spent any significant amount of time in Vermont, it is clear that Bernie Sanders is widely beloved by his constituents. The support for "Bernie," as his supporters fondly call him, was clear on May 26 as thousands flocked to Sanders' presidential campaign kickoff rally on the edge of Lake Champlain in Burlington, Vermont. The "People's Assembly," organized by a group including former Occupy Wall Street activists and environmentalists, spoke to a...
  • The battle to define Hillary Clinton is on—and she’s losing

    05/10/2015 4:17:03 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 18 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 5/8/2015 | Mathew Continetti
    Hillary Clinton is moving so quickly to the left that it’s hard to keep up. Her aides are telling the New York Times she wants to “topple” the One Percent, she’s pledging solidarity with union bosses over lunch meetings at Mario Batali restaurants in Midtown, she supports a constitutional amendment to suppress political speech, she’s down with a right to same-sex marriage, she’s ambivalent over the Keystone Pipeline and the Trans-Pacific Partnership, she’s calling for an end to the “era of mass incarceration,” she wants to go “further” than President Obama’s illegal executive amnesty. It’s called pandering, but the press...
  • Occupy Gets Recycled And So Does Its Anger

    01/02/2015 3:38:53 AM PST · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | January 1, 2015 | John Sexton
    Occupy may be gone, but it is clearly not forgotten. The people protesting Eric Garner’s death in New York City were marching to a slightly different drum beat in 2011, but they seem to have returned, having learned something from their previous mistakes.
  • Journolist 2.0: OccupyDC Emails Show MSM, Dylan Ratigan, Working With Protesters To Craft Message

    10/16/2011 10:21:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 10/16/11 | Dana Loesch
    Big Journalism has learned that the Occupy Washington DC movement is working with well-known media members to craft its demands and messaging while these media members report on the movement. Someone has made the emails from the Occupy D.C. email distro public and searchable. The names in the list are a veritable who’s who in media. Journolist 2.0 includes well known names such as MSNBC’s Dylan Ratigan, Rolling Stone’s Matt Tiabbi who both are actively participating; involvement from other listers such as Bill Moyers and Glenn Greenwald plus well-known radicals like Noam Chomsky, remains unclear.
  • "Ownership Increasingly More Important Than The Job", says Reagan's economist

    04/17/2014 9:18:21 AM PDT · by se99tp · 7 replies
    ChristianConceptsDaily ^ | April 17th, 2014 | Dr. Norman Kurland
    The rich are not the problem, the greedy are not the problem, the crooked are not the problem - the problem is the system that brings them about. If the system is ours, the system means by the people, of the people, for the people, then now it is time to take it back. Now it is time to demand that it would be changed.
  • An Inconveniet Truth

    04/16/2014 4:35:44 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 3 replies
    The Market-Ticker ^ | April 16, 2014 | Karl Denninger
    We're better than those damned Russians and their Putin; we have democracy! Well, maybe not. Quote: Multivariate analysis indicates that economic elites and organized groups representing business interests have substantial independent impacts on U.S. government policy, while average citizens and mass-based interest groups have little or no independent influence. The results provide substantial support for theories of Economic Elite Domination and for theories of Biased Pluralism, but not for theories of Majoritarian Electoral Democracy or Majoritarian Pluralism. Lots of big words in that paragraph. Let's distill it down -- the argument presented is that America is really no different than...
  • Trial of Occupy activist struggles to find jurors impartial to protest movement

    04/13/2014 4:32:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | April 10, 2014 | Jon Swaine
    It is the most important question being asked of dozens of New Yorkers lined up as potential jurors for the trial of Cecily McMillan, an Occupy Wall Street activist accused of assaulting a police officer: what do you think of her protest movement? Unfortunately for those keen on the swift procession of justice, a series of Manhattan residents who presented themselves at the criminal courthouse this week declared that they strongly disagreed with it – and could not promise to be impartial about one of its members. “I’m involved in Wall Street things. I’m on the Wall Street side, not...
  • Is the U.S. stock market rigged?

    03/31/2014 8:56:49 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 48 replies
    CBSNews ^ | Mar 30, 2014 | Steve Kroft
    This month marks the fifth anniversary of the current bull market on Wall Street, making it one of the longest and strongest in history. Yet U.S. stock ownership is at a record low and less than half of Americans trust banks and financial services. And in the last two weeks, the New York attorney general and the Commodities Futures Trading Commission in Washington have both launched investigations into high-frequency computerized stock trading that now controls more than half the market. The probes were announced just ahead of a much anticipated book on the subject by best-selling author Michael Lewis called...
  • Occupier Wins $80,000 Settlement With City For Hurting His Thumb and Giving Him Nightmares

    12/14/2013 5:24:19 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 23 replies
    Mental Recession ^ | Dec. 9, 2013 | Rusty Weiss
    A perpetually arrested member of the Occupy Wall Street movement has settled his lawsuit with the city, claiming that he was the victim of multiple beatdowns at the hands of police at Zuccotti Park. Those beatings allegedly left Shawn Schrader with a “bleeding ear, a hurt thumb and nightmares about cops.” No explanation was given as to how the gentleman came about developing a nightmare about soap. Via the NY Daily News: The city will pay out an $82,500 settlement to an Occupy Wall Street activist who claims police beat him up and arrested him three times – the last...
  • Man climbs into pipeline in protest of Enbridge Inc. in Marshall

    06/24/2013 9:06:59 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 35 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | June 24, 2013 | Ursula Zerilli
    MARSHALL, MI – A man protesting the Enbridge Inc. pipeline, the source of the 2010 oil spill, has lodged himself into the open pipeline and is refusing to come out, according to reports. WWMT is reporting that the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Department and rescue crews are on the the scene and are worried about the man’s oxygen intake. Channel 3 is reporting a woman on the scene, who said she is with MI CATS, the Michigan Coalition Against Tar Sands, identified the man in the pipe as Chris Wahmhoff, an organizer for Occupy Kalamazoo. The group, which demands Enbridge remove...
  • Three Occupy Oakland Protesters Charged with Hate Crimes (Reign of Terror Continues)

    03/03/2012 10:25:02 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sat Mar 3, 2012 | Emmett Berg
    Three Occupy Oakland Protesters Charged with Hate Crimes (Reuters) - Three Occupy Oakland protesters accused of surrounding and taunting a woman before stealing her wallet were charged on Friday with robbery and hate crimes, authorities said. Michael Davis, 32, Nneka Crawford, 23, and Randolph Wilkins, 24, confronted the woman on the streets of Oakland in February after she told them not to riot in her neighborhood, the Oakland Police said in a written release. "She was surrounded by three protestors and battered as they yelled vulgar epithets regarding their perception of her sexual orientation," Oakland Police spokeswoman Johnna Watson said....
  • Occupy Louisville protester arrested for failing to register as sex offender

    03/02/2012 10:21:43 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 7 replies
    WAVE-TV ^ | Mar 1, 2012 | WAVE-TV
    LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – An Occupy Louisville protester was arrested and charged for failing to register as a sex offender. Donald Baum was arrested at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday and charged with failure to comply with the Kentucky Sexual Offender Registration. Baum was also arrested Sunday, during a protest at Chase Bank in the Highlands, where he was charged with 3rd degree assault of a police officer, resisting arrest, obstructing governmental operations and 2nd degree disorderly conduct.
  • Berkeley victim's call for help went unheeded (Victim dead; Delay due to Occupy Oakland event)

    02/22/2012 7:14:42 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 17 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Wednesday, February 22, 2012 | Henry K. Lee
    Berkeley victim's call for help went unheeded Thirteen critical minutes elapsed between the time a Berkeley hills homeowner called police about a trespasser and an attack by the intruder that left the man beaten to death, sources close to the investigation said Tuesday. Berkeley police have acknowledged they were keeping officers on standby for a lightly attended Occupy Oakland march, meaning no officer was dispatched when Peter Cukor, 67, first called at about 8:45 p.m. Saturday on a nonemergency line to report a suspicious person "hanging around" his property near Tilden Park. After phoning police, Cukor walked 160 feet from...
  • Time Person of the Year: The Protester

    12/14/2011 5:15:54 AM PST · by John W · 127 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | December 14, 2011 | Time Magazine
    No one could have known that when a Tunisian fruit vendor set himself on fire in a public square, it would incite protests that would topple dictators and start a global wave of dissent. In 2011, protesters didn’t just voice their complaints; they changed the world.
  • Daily Show Lampoons Occutards on Wall Street

    11/18/2011 7:13:25 AM PST · by peopleofows · 30 replies
    People of OWS ^ | 11/18/2011 | Wally Spotter
    Well, the occutards have finally been evicted, leaving untold amounts of filth in their wake. You know things are bad when even The Daily Show even starts making fun of them. Check out the video: Portrait of Hypocrisy -- OWS Becomes the Very Thing It Claims to Hate
  • Why Did The Occupier Cross The Road? (People's Cube Humor)

    11/14/2011 11:37:09 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 21 replies
    The People's Cube ^ | 11-11-11 | Dr. W. S. Palimpsest
    Why did the Occupier cross the road? Because his Mom called and said, “It’s time to come home, honey.” Because ‘Ketchup’ broke her glasses during a fit of righteous crying and had to go to Lynz-Krafterz Because some radicals thought “free love” meant “unsolicited surprise sex” Because three homeless guys were occupying his tent "Help, police..." Because a few "more-equal-than-thous" (aka, Party people) appropriated [sic, smoked up] his stach for the Greater Good -- he had to score another bag of kind bud Because the police car looked like a port-o-john Help me out, comrades! What are some other reasons...
  • OWS / OccupySanDiego Protester Assaults Citizen Journalist

    11/10/2011 10:27:11 AM PST · by ferrgus · 2 replies
    Breitbart.tv ^ | 11/10/2011 | Citizen Journalist
    Apparently it's okay for the occutards to film people in the Tea Party, but the reverse is not the case. I'm kinda wondering if that lovely specimen of humanity at the end was late for her anger management session. Occutard Assaults Citizen Journalist
  • For Your Amusement: 17 Occutard Cartoons

    11/09/2011 8:53:09 AM PST · by peopleofows · 22 replies
    People of OWS ^ | 11/09/2011 | Spotter
    Hi, folks. Here's a collection of some of the better Occutard political cartoons I've come across. Hope you enjoy! 17 Occutard 'Toons
  • House Oversight Chairman Calls for Probe into ACORN Role in Occupy Wall Street

    11/07/2011 2:14:19 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 8 replies · 1+ views
    FOX ^ | November 07, 2011 | Jana Winter
    House Oversight Chairman Calls for Probe into ACORN Role in Occupy Wall Street By Jana Winter Published November 07, 2011 | FoxNews.com House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa is calling for an investigation into allegations that ACORN-related group New York Communities for Change "engaged in fraud through its participation in the Occupy Wall Street protests." In a letter dated Monday, Issa, R-Calif., called for U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch of the Eastern District of New York to launch a probe into allegations first reported by FoxNews.com that NYCC may have "solicited donations from union members under false pretenses and misappropriated...
  • House Oversight Chairman Calls for Probe into ACORN Role in Occupy Wall Street

    11/07/2011 2:17:24 PM PST · by jazusamo · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 7, 2011 | Jana Winter
    House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa is calling for an investigation into allegations that ACORN-related group New York Communities for Change "engaged in fraud through its participation in the Occupy Wall Street protests." In a letter dated Monday, Issa, R-Calif., called for U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch of the Eastern District of New York to launch a probe into allegations first reported by FoxNews.com that NYCC may have "solicited donations from union members under false pretenses and misappropriated those funds to support the protesters." In an Oct. 26. report, FoxNews.com quoted sources within NYCC who said that the group --...
  • TheDC Morning: Occupy DC brings social justice through knocking down old ladies -

    1.) Occupy DC brings social justice through knocking down old ladies — On Friday night, a howling mob of Occupy DC geniuses stormed the Washington Convention Center, blocked traffic, hurt some elderly people, and kept parents with small children and a woman in a wheelchair from leaving. All because there was somebody inside they didn’t like. So where were the cops? TheDC’s Matthew Boyle reports: “Americans For Prosperity staffers told The Daily Caller that Washington, D.C. 911 operators hung up on them four times when they asked for extra police to help them deal with the Occupy DC protesters who...
  • Bill Clinton: Sympathy for 'Occupy'

    11/07/2011 2:05:41 PM PST · by IbJensen · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/7/2011 | M. J. Lee
    Bill Clinton says he can “sympathize” with the “resentments” that are fueling the Occupy Wall Street protests that have sprouted up across the country. “They have an amorphous set of resentments for which I sympathize,” Clinton said in an interview with USA Today. “I don’t think Americans can continue this level of income inequality.” But the former president’s advice to the Occupiers is that they need a clearer political agenda and that they should communicate more with political leaders. “They need to have some idea of what they want the country to do. If I were in their position,...
  • Occupy DC Protesters Use Toddlers To Block Exit from Reagan Tribute

    11/07/2011 4:51:17 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 7 replies
    Occupy DC Protesters Use Toddlers To Block Exit from Reagan Tribute By Michael W. Chapman November 7, 2011 Subscribe to Michael W. Chapman's posts (CNSNews.com) – Occupy DC protestors used two small children placed in a plastic wagon to help erect a barricade and block people from exiting the DC Convention Center on Friday as a conservative Americans for Prosperity event was winding down inside the complex. The protestors were forcibly removed by security officials. In addition, some of those same protestors used the two small children in the wagon to help block a crosswalk and prevent cars from exiting...