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  • Keith Ellison allegations 'disturbing,' DNC says

    08/15/2018 6:37:28 PM PDT · by Libloather · 58 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 8/15/18 | Jessica Chasmar
    The Democratic National Committee said it is reviewing allegations against its deputy chair, Rep. Keith Ellison, three days after he was accused of physically and verbally abusing his ex-girlfriend. “These allegations recently came to light and we are reviewing them,” the DNC told NPR in a statement Tuesday evening. “All allegations of domestic abuse are disturbing and should be taken seriously.” **SNIP** Just hours after the DNC said it was reviewing the allegations, Mr. Ellison went on to win the Democratic primary for Minnesota attorney general, easily besting four other challengers Tuesday evening.
  • Hundreds Of Newspapers Denounce Trump's Attacks On Media In Coordinated Editorials

    08/16/2018 3:46:24 AM PDT · by Libloather · 87 replies
    WBUR ^ | 8/16/18 | James Doubek
    More than 300 news publications across the country are joining together to defend the role of a free press and denounce President Trump's ongoing attacks on the news media in coordinated editorials publishing Thursday, according a tally by The Boston Globe. The project was spearheaded by editorial staff at the Globe, who write, "This relentless assault on the free press has dangerous consequences. We asked editorial boards from around the country – liberal and conservative, large and small – to join us today to address this fundamental threat in their own words." Editorials are typically written by opinion writers and...
  • 'Lies My Teacher Told Me,' And How American History Can Be Used As A Weapon

    08/11/2018 7:06:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 33 replies
    npr.org ^ | 8/9/2018 | Anya Kamenetz
    ....concepts that still help me make sense of the world, like the "racial nadir" — the downturn in American race relations, starting after Reconstruction, that saw the rise of lynchings and the Ku Klux Klan. In doing so, Lies My Teacher Told Me overturned one assumption embedded in the history classes I'd been sitting through all my life: that the United States is constantly ascending from greatness to greatness. "I started out the new edition with the famous two photographs of the inaugural crowds of this guy named President Obama, his first inauguration, and this guy named President Trump, his...
  • Why We Know So Little About the U.S.-Backed War in Yemen

    08/11/2018 9:56:16 PM PDT · by robowombat · 16 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | JULY 27, 2018 10:53AM ET | MATT TAIBBI
    Thursday, from Al Jazeera: “Yemen ‘on Brink of New Cholera Epidemic,’ Charity Warns.” The piece details how recent developments in the Yemeni civil war — specifically, the possible siege of the port city of Hodeidah — may cause a surge in cholera cases. There were over a million reported cases of cholera between the fall of 2016 and spring of 2018, the largest documented outbreak in modern times. The rate of infection had slowed, but observers now fear resurgence. Since the conflict began, medical services have been devastated across the war-torn country, and children in particular have been affected, with...
  • Get It Through Your Head That Progressives Hate You

    08/05/2018 9:41:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 77 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 6, 2018 | Kurt Schlichter
    Some of you need to cease the denial and accept the harsh reality that the left hates you. It’s a fact, as much as the liberal gaslight gang and the conserva-sissy weakhearts deny it. You can tell that leftists hate you by the way that leftists tell you that they hate you.Take Sarah Jeong, please – hey, the New York Times was happy to get this bitter creep onboard because of her history of virulent racism. The Times saw her hate as a plus, not a negative, an asset, not a liability. You can’t draw any other conclusion – if you...
  • Question --what do you think are the five biggest problems our country faces right now???

    08/05/2018 12:22:05 PM PDT · by Cubs Fan · 74 replies
    Thank you in advance for your responses. have at it.
  • Opinion: Calling The Press The Enemy Of The People Is A Menacing Move (NPR)

    08/05/2018 11:11:18 AM PDT · by Drango · 134 replies
    NPR ^ | Aug 4 '18 | Scott Simon
    "Enemy of the people" is an incendiary phrase. It's been uttered by some of history's most vicious thugs — Robespierre, Goebbels, Lenin, Stalin, Mao — to vilify their opponents ... who were often murdered. President Trump must know that history by now when he calls the press "the enemy of the people." As he must also know the anti-Semitic and racist history of the America First slogan, by which the president describes many of his policies. But Sarah Sanders, the White House press secretary, pointedly declined the chance this week to say, as Ivanka Tump did, "I do not feel...
  • Media continue attacking Trump despite his week of accomplishments and strong economic growth

    07/30/2018 11:30:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 29, 2018 | Dan Gainor
    If Ronald Reagan was the “Teflon president,” Donald Trump must be the Incredible Hulk president. The more the left and the media attack him, the stronger he gets. This past week was a great example. It began with CNN worrying that fears of Russian collusion had seeped into the “bloodstream” of American politics after President Trump’s Helsinki press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin. CNN’s Reliable Sources newsletter described the situation ominously: “When historians look back on the Trump presidency, they'll say that last week was the moment something changed – when uncomfortable Q's about Russia moved into the mainstream...
  • 538 Acts of Media-Approved Violence and Harassment Against Trump Supporters

    07/30/2018 10:29:42 AM PDT · by Stayfree · 12 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 5, 2018 | John Nolte
    It is open season on Trump supporters, and the media is only fomenting, encouraging, excusing, and hoping for more…
  • 30 Hours at Trump-Speed… (well worth reading in full)

    07/26/2018 1:36:16 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 15 replies
    theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | 7/25/18 | Sundance
    Daughnworks247 encapsulates a media cycle at Trump-Speed: In the last 30 hours: 1. President Trump dropped a MOAB on the state of Georgia for Brian Kemp, and wiped the floor with the establishment GOPe, winning by 39 points. 2. President Travels to Kansas City, giving the speech which made us all cry, to the VFW. Embraces a 94 year old Sargeant and we immediately fall in love. 3. Our sheer perfection of a FLOTUS stops in Nashville at a children’s hospital. On the way back CNN reporter asks Stephanie Grisham about the Cohen tapes and tries to take a hit...
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez calls out Allie Stuckey for parody interview

    07/26/2018 2:37:05 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 39 replies
    Washington Times ^ | July 24, 2018
    Allie Beth Stuckey and CRTV are facing criticism Tuesday over a satirical interview with rising Democratic Socialist star Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Ms. Stuckey and CRTV released a parody interview with the Democratic nominee from the Bronx Monday night. The nearly 2˝-minute video strings together clips from Ms. Ocasio-Cortez‘s viral interview with Margret Hoover on PBS’ “Firing Line.” The video cuts back and forth between the footage from PBS and separately recorded video of Ms. Stuckey. Ms. Ocasio-Cortez’s answers from “Firing Line” were rearranged to match questions and comments posed by Ms. Stuckey.
  • Journalist Sees 'Almost No Daylight' Between Fox News And White House Agendas (NPR)

    07/16/2018 1:44:32 PM PDT · by Drango · 22 replies
    NPR ^ | July 12 '18 | TRERRY is GROSS
    TERRY GROSS, HOST: This is FRESH AIR. I'm Terry Gross. President Trump's connections to his favorite TV network, Fox News, got even stronger last week with his appointment of Bill Shine to serve as deputy chief of staff for communications. When Roger Ailes was president of Fox News, Shine served as his vice president and was considered Ailes' enforcer. When Ailes was ousted after several women at Fox alleged he'd sexually harassed them, Shine became co-president of Fox. But then he was forced out for having helped enable a climate of sexual harassment in the Ailes era. Shine was named...
  • GOP Enthusiasm Fueled By Trump Could Undercut Democrats' Midterm Hopes

    07/09/2018 8:22:46 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 43 replies
    NPR ^ | Jul 8, 2018 | Asma Khalid
    Mike Davis didn't think Donald Trump could get elected. Davis is the kind of Republican who backed Ohio governor John Kasich in the 2016 primaries, the kind of Republican who subscribes to the Wall Street Journal. Davis, 64, is the former mayor of Dunwoody, Ga., a small city in the state's 6th Congressional District, one of the most highly-educated districts in the country. Ultimately Davis voted for Trump, mainly because he was worried about the tilt of the Supreme Court. With the nomination of another conservative justice expected on Monday, following the confirmation of Neil Gorsuch in 2017 and a...
  • Rod Rosenstein’s Right-Hand-Man Who Oversees Mueller Probe Abruptly Resigns

    07/04/2018 9:21:39 AM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 20 replies
    full title - Rod Rosenstein’s Right-Hand-Man Who Oversees Mueller Probe Abruptly Resigning from Justice Department The Justice Department’s senior-most career attorney, Associate Deputy Attorney General Scott Schools, is planning to step down for a job in the private sector, according to a source familiar with the matter. Schools works under Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and has had a significant role helping manage special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. NPR previously reported his departure. As the highest-ranking career official, Schools has served as a key adviser on many sensitive matters within the department, including the firing of former FBI Deputy...
  • President Trump Needs To Defund NPR Immediately - Enough Is Enough

    06/20/2018 1:01:14 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 28 replies
    NPR ^ | 05/29/18 | Brian Naylor
    "FACT CHECK: Are Democrats Responsible For DHS Separating Children From Their Parents?" "In an interview with NPR's Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep Tuesday, former President Barack Obama's domestic policy director, Cecilia Muńoz, stated unequivocally that separating children from their parents was not a policy the Obama administration followed. "The Obama administration did not do that, no. We did not separate children from their parents," Muńoz said. "This is a new decision, a policy decision put in place by the attorney general," which Muńoz said "puts us in league with the most brutal regimes in the world's history."https://www.npr.org/2018/05/29/615211215/fact-check-are-democrats-responsible-for-dhs-separating-children-from-their-pare
  • Bill Clinton: Lewinsky Paid ‘Quite a Price’ for Affair

    06/08/2018 10:42:40 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 34 replies
    Bill Clinton: Lewinsky Paid ‘Quite a Price’ for Affair BY: Conor Beck Follow @cb0321 June 8, 2018 12:34 pm Former President Bill Clinton said Thursday that former White House intern Monica Lewinsky "paid quite a price" for the affair that roiled his presidency. PBS's Judy Woodruff followed up on widely criticized comments Clinton made Monday and asked the former president how he thought the scandal impacted Lewinsky. "You paid a price. Do you think Ms. Lewinsky paid a higher price, a harder price?" Woodruff asked. "Oh, I don’t know. I think she paid quite a price. But the price that...
  • IHOP Says 'IHOb' — And The Internet Says, What?

    06/06/2018 7:01:44 AM PDT · by BBell · 106 replies
    https://www.npr.org/ ^ | 6/6/18 | BILL CHAPPELL
    International House of Pancakes has created a stir by saying that after being IHOP for 60 years, it is "flippin' our name to IHOb" — setting off speculation over what that mysterious b could signify. For now, the company isn't saying. IHOP promises to reveal the meaning on June 11.But the Internet isn't big on waiting. Hungry for answers, people responded to the cryptic tweets: Could it be breakfast? Biscuits? Brunch? The improbable bancakes? Simply, and minimally, bacon? The on-trend bitcoin? Those are a few of the more popular guesses on IHOP's Twitter feed, in a thread that's littered with...
  • THE NEW "FIRING LINE" IS PATHETIC

    06/02/2018 12:26:26 PM PDT · by DIRTYSECRET · 19 replies
    I could only watch half of it. A ditzy young blonde interviewing our RINO Speaker. She was like a chicken, squawking constantly. I remember Buckley leaning back in his chair, through in his thoughts and speaking so eloquently. The old show was a good intellectual exercise for 60 minutes. This show is 30 minutes-that's good. My question: Why did PBS bother to call this show by that name? A missed opportunity-big time.
  • McConnell says he backs Mueller probe after classified briefing

    05/25/2018 12:40:31 AM PDT · by gattaca · 92 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 24, 2018 | Max Greenwood
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Thursday after attending a classified briefing that he continues to support special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow. McConnell told NPR that Mueller's investigation and a separate probe by the Justice Department's inspector general into the FBI's actions during the 2016 election will ultimately provide answers to a number of questions swirling around the presidential race. "The two investigations going on that I think will give us the answers to the questions that you raise — the [inspector general] investigation in the Justice Department and the...
  • Climate Change Means More Landslides In Pittsburgh's Future

    05/10/2018 11:40:28 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    Pittsburgh's NPR News Station ^ | May 10, 2018 | By SARAH BODEN
    In Spring Hill, early 20th Century houses look out over cinematic views of downtown Pittsburgh. The front of 36-year-old resident Randal Miller’s home appears fine, but the back is a mess. Part of it was slammed by a landslide this February. Landslides have always been an issue for the city due to its steep hills, clay soil and narrow valleys, but they usually occur in late spring and early early summer. Winter is typically Pittsburgh’s driest period, which is good, because the soil at that time is very wet as plants have yet to sprout and pull water from the...