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  • Democratic lawmaker unloads on Ocasio-Cortez, chief of staff for 'using the race card'

    07/11/2019 1:28:42 PM PDT · by C19fan · 71 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 11, 2019 | Jonathan Easley
    Rep. Wm. Lacy Clay (D-Mo.) unloaded on Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) on Wednesday for "using the race card” after Ocasio-Cortez accused Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) of being racially insensitive. Clay, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, fumed at Ocasio-Cortez and the group of progressive lawmakers that includes Reps. Rashida Tlaib (Mich.), Ilhan Omar (Minn.) and Ayanna Pressley (Mass.).
  • Popcorn will be scarce this year as Midwest rains prevent planting

    06/20/2019 2:22:39 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 53 replies
    UPI ^ | 06-20-2019 | By Jessie Higgins
    Bridgett O'Brian makes a fresh batch of popcorn in 2014. Popcorn prices are predicted to increase, as supplies dwindle from farmers unable to plant this spring. File Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI | License Photo =============================================================== EVANSVILLE, Ind., June 20 (UPI) -- Going to a movie could become pricier later this year for people who enjoy popcorn with a flick. The snack will be in short supply because relentless spring rain prevented many growers across the Midwest from planting. Popcorn processors estimate 30 to 40 percent of the nation's popcorn fields went unplanted this spring -- and the crops in many...
  • Jussie Smollett's Lawyer now Calls on Chicago Cops to Probe Nigerian Brothers' Role in 'Race [Trunc]

    03/27/2019 10:09:48 AM PDT · by Cecily · 31 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | March 27, 2019
    Empire star Jussie Smollett's lawyer is trying to shift attention back to two brothers who told police they were paid by the actor to help stage a racist attack on him. After all 16 charges were dropped against Smollett, his lawyer Patricia Brown Holmes said investigators should look into the role of Abimbola 'Abel' Osundairo and Olabinjo 'Ola' Osundairo, who are of Nigerian descent. Ms Holmes said: 'The two men who attacked him have indicated that they attacked him, so we already know who attacked him.'
  • The complete and utter collapse of Virginia's Democratic Party

    02/06/2019 4:20:14 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 71 replies
    Collectivist News Network ^ | Updated 5:52 PM ET, Wed February 6, 2019 | Analysis by Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large
    (CNN) - That sound you hear is Virginia's Democratic Party collapsing on itself. In the last six days, the following things have happened: Gov. Ralph Northam said he was in a picture in his medical school yearbook of two people -- one in blackface, the other in KKK robes. He then recanted and said he wasn't in that picture. But he added that he *had* darkened his face to look more like Michael Jackson for a dance contest in 1984. A woman named Vanessa Tyson accused Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of assaulting her during the 2004 Democratic National Convention in...
  • Transgender software engineer says Nike tolerated harassment, hostile workplace

    09/27/2018 11:04:37 AM PDT · by chief lee runamok · 28 replies
    oregonlive ^ | 09/26/2018 | Mike Rogoway
    A transgender software engineer working as a Nike contractor filed a complaint this week with state labor officials, alleging the company tolerated abuse and harassment by other contractors.
  • 'Mutiny' at UNRWA

    08/08/2018 10:22:54 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 26 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/8/18
    Workers have seized partial control of the headquarters of the UN agency for Palestinian Arab refugees and their descendants in Hamas-run Gaza, its head said Wednesday, accusing their union of "mutiny" over job cuts. The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) announced last month more than 250 staff in Gaza and Judea and Samaria would lose their jobs, after a $300 million cut in annual funding from the United States. The redundancies have prompted daily protests by the agency's labour union in the enclave, which UNRWA's Gaza head said have led to security concerns. "They have taken over the...
  • First they came for your shoes, then your water. Now TSA is coming for your snacks.

    06/30/2018 1:40:01 AM PDT · by T-Bird45 · 61 replies
    WaPo via MSN ^ | 6/29/18 | Martine Powers
    They came for your laptops. And for your liquids, and your shoes. Now, the Transportation Security Administration is coming for your snacks. Passengers at airports around the country — including all three of the Washington region’s major airports — are reporting that, increasingly, TSA agents are instructing them to remove their snacks and other food items from their carry-ons and place them in those ubiquitous plastic bins for separate screening. It’s not part of agency’s standard policy, according to TSA spokesman Mike England. It’s simply a recommendation issued by the agency last year to help speed the bag-check process. Screening...
  • LaColombe Coffee Just Got Political

    02/12/2018 7:36:56 AM PST · by SparkyBass · 34 replies ^ | 2/7/2017 | BrandonS
    "When I turned 18, I registered to vote and according to my grandfather, that’s the day I became a politician. “If you can vote, you’re a politician,” he would say. ... The policies and the rhetoric coming out of the Trump administration no longer represent the values that I hold true. The wealthy are favored at the expense of the vast majority of working and middle-class families. Too many are denied access to basic health care. Millions of people – mostly black and brown – are preyed upon by a system that favors profit-driven mass incarceration over rehabilitation. And the...
  • Gourmets And Good Eaters: It's National Popcorn Day!

    01/19/2018 7:04:44 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 22 replies
    Cape News ^ | January 18, 2018 | Gail Blakely
    Today is National Popcorn Day. Why today? Some pundits declare that it is scheduled around “big game” time, which perhaps does make some sense. At any rate, we have a few “big games” coming up, so consider this inspiration for the next couple of weeks. In the mid-1890s Charles Cretors, a candy store owner, developed a machine for popping corn with steam. As soon as the popped corn became easily available, people were clamoring for more. By 1900, Cretors had horse-drawn wagons selling it through the streets of Chicago. Around the same time, Louis Rueckheim had the idea of adding...
  • Republican Cheap Labor Open Borders oligarchy BACKSTABBING Trump with 1.1 Trillion to Dem Agenda

    05/01/2017 6:31:53 PM PDT · by ShivaFan · 105 replies
    05-01-2017 | opinion ShivaFan
    The Republican base that supported Trump are being betrayed on a scale unimaginable but so very predictable. It is perfectly clear now, the cheap labor, open borders oligarchy in the Republican Party are backstabbing President Trump and never intended to allow any of his agenda supported by the Republican Base and his voters to go forward. They want to give the majority back to the Democratic Party and all in the name of their cheap labor, open borders benefactors, the oligarchy and K-Street. Now the same Republicans have given 1.1 TRILLION dollars to the Democratic agenda, but NOTHING for us,...
  • Lawmakers strike budget deal to fund government through Sept. 30 (We are being screwed over again)

    05/01/2017 10:57:29 AM PDT · by Cubs Fan · 73 replies
    Congressional leaders have reached a deal to fund the government through the rest of the government's fiscal year, a congressional aide has confirmed to the Washington Examiner. Republican and Democratic lawmakers agreed to a $1.070 trillion package to fund the government through September 30. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., praised the budget deal as a "good agreement for the American people" that "takes the threat of a government shutdown off the table." "The bill ensures taxpayer dollars aren't used to fund an ineffective border wall, excludes poison pill riders, and increases investments in programs that the middle-class relies on,...
  • Nothing in This Budget Deal is Defensible, But Sean Spicer Gave It a Shot

    05/01/2017 2:39:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 73 replies
    Rush ^ | May 1, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: You know, the more you get into this, the worse it actually is. Listen to this. This is from the Washington Post story with the headline: “Eight Ways Trump Got Rolled in His First Budget .” This, in the Washington Post, is their number one roll, and it’s understandable. The only thing that didn’t get any money in this budget is Trump’s wall. Everything else — including everything Trump opposes — got a budget increase. Try this: “There are explicit restrictions to block the border wall. “We knew last week there would be no money to start construction on...
  • Democrats Are Fundraising in Celebration of Paul Ryan’s Budget

    05/02/2017 2:02:48 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 30 replies ^ | May 1st, 2017
  • Trump says open to raising gasoline tax to fund infrastructure: Bloomberg

    05/01/2017 10:42:33 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 85 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 1, 2017 | by Timothy Ahmann
    President Donald Trump said on Monday he would consider raising the federal tax on gasoline to fund infrastructure development "earmarked toward the highways," Bloomberg News reported. "It's something that I would certainly consider,” Trump told the news agency.
  • Freedom Caucus endorses revised ObamaCare repeal-and-replace bill

    04/26/2017 12:13:14 PM PDT · by johnk · 26 replies ^ | 04/26/17 01:02 PM EDT | By Cristina Marcos
    The House Freedom Caucus on Wednesday announced it will back the GOP's healthcare plan now that an amendment allowing states to opt out of key ObamaCare rules is included. The group of roughly 30 hard-line conservatives held out for weeks, scuttling a planned House vote on the bill last month after it became clear there was't enough Republican support to pass it. The group said it sees the new amendment, brokered by Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) and centrist Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-N.J.), as the best option short of fully repealing the 2010 law. "While the revised version still...
  • Ivanka Trump: Resettling Syrian Refugees In US Should Be ‘Part Of The Discussion’

    04/26/2017 12:07:05 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 154 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 04/26/17 | KAITLAN COLLINS
    Ivanka Trump said resettling Syrian refugees in the United States should be “part of the discussion.” “I think there is a global humanitarian crisis that’s happening,” Ivanka — who serves as a special assistant to her father — said during an interview with the “Today” show. “And we have to come together and we have to solve it.” When asked if that means letting Syrian refugees into the United States, Ivanka said, “That has to be part of the discussion, but that’s not going to be enough in and of itself.” Donald Trump signed an executive order in March that...
  • Trump: 'Dreamers' should 'rest easy'

    04/21/2017 11:45:23 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 106 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/21/2017 | Max Greenwood
    President Trump said Friday that undocumented immigrants who were brought illegally to the U.S. as children should "rest easy" and not fear deportation under his administration's efforts to ramp up immigration enforcement. The president told The Associated Press in an interview that his calls to crack down on illegal immigration are focused primarily on removing criminals from the U.S. and are not geared toward the so-called Dreamers. Trump's comments came on the heels of a lawsuit filed Tuesday alleging that a recipient of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which allows undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children...
  • CNN EXPOSES Trump For Golf & Mar a Lago Trips After Promising He Would Never Go On Vacation

    04/16/2017 3:53:37 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 246 replies
    CNN ^ | Apr 15, 2017 | CNN
    <p>Well CNN in this Youtube vid seems to be correct here, Trump said one thing on the campaign trail and now is doing another.</p> <p>Yes, it is amazing that CNN is finally covering presidential vacation costs.</p> <p>But two important distinctions, Trump is actually visiting his real home from his temporary White House residence. The 2nd is that if Trump were not president he could still do the same thing.</p>
  • Weiner Rising in White House: Ally of Disgraced Ex-Congressman Hired

    04/15/2017 2:12:05 PM PDT · by davikkm · 142 replies
    breitbart ^ | IAN MASON
    Jared Kushner and his wife Ivanka Trump enlisted the services of Risa Heller, a New York City public relations figure known for her work with Democrats including former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY), Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), and Gov. David Paterson (D-NY), when they came to Washington to take up their official posts in the Trump White House, according to a report in Buzzfeed. The revelation came amid reports that a New York City set with a history of friendly ties to the Democratic party is gaining traction in President Donald Trump’s White House, much to the chagrin of conservative commentators....
  • Sen. Cruz highlights danger of toppling Assad regime without a clear strategy

    04/12/2017 8:01:26 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 64 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | April 12, 2017 | Chris Pandolfo
    Cruz, up for reelection in 2018, is back home in Texas on a “two-week listening tour” with voters. In an interview with NBC 5 reporter Julie Fine, he explained the problem with pursuing regime change in Syria without a clear strategy or end game. "We are trapped between impossible options. On one hand, Bashar al-Assad is a monster. He has repeatedly used chemical weapons against his own citizens, against innocent men women and children. He is a bad, bad guy,” Cruz said. [cut] “But on the other hand, the opposition – many of the rebels fighting against him – are...