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  • MA Representative won't join moment of silence for Vegas

    10/02/2017 8:36:18 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 47 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 10/2/17 | Bos Herald
    Massachusetts U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton says he will not participate in a moment of silence on the House floor after 50 people were killed in Las Vegas and more than 400 others were sent to area hospitals in the deadliest mass shooting in American history. The Democratic congressman, along with his Bay State colleague Katherine Clark, also did not participate in a moment of silence after a mass shooting in Orlando claimed the lives of 49 people in June 2016. The two joined other Democratic representatives to walk out on the moment of silence in a protest over a lack...
  • Elementary school librarian rejects books given by Melania Trump

    09/28/2017 2:20:38 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 73 replies
    Elementary school librarian rejects books given by Melania Trump By Max Greenwood - 09/28/17 01:42 PM EDT A Cambridge, Mass., elementary school librarian said in a blog post this her school will not be keeping a collection of books from Melania Trump, though the school later denied her rejection of the gift. Earlier this month, the first lady sent out collections of 10 Dr. Seuss books to one school in each state to mark National Read a Book Day. In a letter published on the Horn Book's Family Reading blog, Cambridgeport Elementary School librarian Liz Phipps Soeiro said that her...
  • Geauga County Sheriff nixes off-duty NFL details amid National Anthem controversy

    09/26/2017 7:10:10 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 30 replies
    www.news-herald.com ^ | Sept 26, 2017 | Jonathan Tressler
    Geauga County Sheriff Scott Hildenbrand on Sept. 25 issued a notification restricting all deputy sheriffs from accepting any off-duty work at National Football League games. He said the ongoing controversy involving professional sports players not standing for the National Anthem, and their team and league management apparently backing them, is the reason why. "Yesterday I attended the Browns game in Indianapolis with some friends. The stadium was almost full with 70,000 fans in attendance. During the National Anthem at least 21 Browns players kneeled as the entire stadium, made up of all races, ages, sex, religion and careers stood and...
  • Geauga sheriff prohibits deputies from working Browns games over protest during anthem

    09/26/2017 10:52:14 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    Cleveland.com ^ | September 26, 2017 | by Adam Ferrise
    CHARDON, Ohio -- The Geauga County Sheriff on Tuesday barred any of his deputies from working off-duty security at future Cleveland Browns games because of their protest during the national anthem. Sheriff Scott A. Hildenbrand in a memo to his employees posted on Facebook said the Browns protest, which came in response to President Donald Trump's statements that NFL players who kneel during the national anthem should be fired, was "disrespectful" to veterans and police officers alike. "I'm concerned when the main act stands in front of the crowd, before the game even starts, and commits a blatant disrespectful act...
  • Stephen Curry says he ‘wouldn’t’ visit White House, if invited

    09/25/2017 9:58:21 AM PDT · by Will88 · 40 replies
    The Mercury News ^ | June 14, 2017 | Anthony Slater
    OAKLAND — In exit interviews on Wednesday afternoon, available Warriors reiterated that the team hasn’t had an official discussion about whether or not they will go to the White House, if invited, as is custom for championship-winning sports teams. But perhaps the face of the franchise, Stephen Curry, made it pretty clear that he doesn’t have an interest in visiting Donald Trump. “Somebody asked me about it a couple months ago, a hypothetical, if a championship were to happen: ‘What would I do?'” Curry said. “I think I answered that I wouldn’t go. I still feel like that today.”
  • Golden State Warriors reject White House invitation after Trump rescinds offer to Stephen Curry

    09/23/2017 3:00:35 PM PDT · by be-baw · 65 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 23, 2017 | Andrew Blake
    (snip) None of the Warriors plan to visit the White House now, the team responded in an afternoon statement. “While we intended to meet as a team at the first opportunity we had this morning to collaboratively discuss a potential visit to the White House, we accept that President Trump has made it clear that we are not invited,” the team said. (snip)
  • Cleveland police, EMS unions won't hold flag for Browns after players knelt for anthem

    09/03/2017 2:18:19 AM PDT · by topher · 49 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 3-Sept-2017 | By Ryan Gaydos
    Cleveland police and emergency services unions have declined an invitation from the NFL's Cleveland Browns to hold an American flag for the team's season opener after some Browns players knelt for the national anthem during a preseason game. EMS union president Daniel Nemeth told Fox 8 Cleveland on Friday that the offer to participate in a pregame ceremony sounded great until a dozen Browns players refused to stand for the anthem, in support of free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
  • Why Democrats are snubbing their AL Senate candidate (to help Strange, like they helped Murkowski!)

    09/02/2017 4:43:53 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 26 replies
    http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/01/alabama-senate-democrats-doug-jones-242232
  • Donald Trump Blows Off Kennedy Center Honors; Avoiding “Political Distraction”

    08/20/2017 8:04:15 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 32 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | 8/19/2017 | Dominic Patton
    If you had been hoping to see Norman Lear and Donald Trump face off at the Kennedy Center Honors in December, the former Celebrity Apprentice host just dashed your dreams and likely avoided a very uncomfortable confrontation of sorts. “The President and First Lady have decided not to participate in this year’s activities to allow the honorees to celebrate without any political distraction,” coldly announced the White House early in the AM today regarding the 40th Honors. “First Lady Melania Trump, along with her husband President Donald J. Trump, extend their sincerest congratulations and well wishes to all of this...
  • Trumps skipping Kennedy Center Honors to prevent ‘political distraction’

    08/19/2017 6:20:21 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 51 replies
    NYPost ^ | August 19, 2017
    President Trump is skipping this year’s Kennedy Center honors after backlash from the honorees. Three of this year’s five award winners, including television icon Norman Lear, singer Lionel Richie and dancer Carmen de Lavallade, vowed to boycott the annual White House reception. Of the remaining honorees, Queens native and rapper LL Cool J hasn’t commented on whether he would attend, and singer Gloria Estefan pledged to use the event as an opportunity to influence Trump on immigration issues.
  • Black Journos Turn Backs on ‘Offensive’ Omarosa

    08/13/2017 5:50:38 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/12/2017 | Tony Lee
    Some attendees at the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) conference in New Orleans on Friday turned their backs on White House adviser Omarosa Manigault after she repeatedly did not take the bait to answer loaded questions about her personal conversations with President Donald Trump and involvement his administration. The black journalists turned their backs on Manigault even though she said she disagreed with Trump’s joke about how he did not want police to be “too nice” by putting their hands on top of the heads of “thugs” while throwing them “into the back of a paddy wagon.” Trump’s joke...
  • Trump refused phone call with Venezuelan president

    08/11/2017 11:53:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 11, 2017 | Max Greenwood
    President Trump declined to speak with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Friday after the South American leader requested a phone call with him, the White House said in a statement. "Since the start of this Administration, President Trump has asked that Maduro respect Venezuela’s constitution, hold free and fair elections, release political prisoners, cease all human rights violations, and stop oppressing Venezuela’s great people," White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement. "The Maduro regime has refused to heed this call, which has been echoed around the region and the world. Instead Maduro has chosen the path...
  • The Shameful Blackout of Thomas, Sowell and Williams

    08/10/2017 6:41:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 10, 2017 | Larry Elder
    Clarence Thomas, one of nine members of the Supreme Court and the second black to ever join the Court, is not in the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. Asked to explain Thomas' absence, the chief spokeswoman for the Smithsonian said, "The museum's exhibitions are based on themes, not individuals." Yet the museum plans to add a popular local D.C. television news broadcaster. The museum's founding director, Lonnie Bunch, said the broadcaster "symbolized that it was really important that America was changing and his presence was a symbol of that change." And Thomas, raised in...
  • Norman Lear plans to boycott Kennedy Center Honors reception hosted by Trump

    08/05/2017 8:15:57 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 60 replies
    LA Times ^ | 8/4/17 | Greg Braxton
    ...producer Norman Lear, one of the honorees of the upcoming Kennedy Center Honors, said he will not attend the pre-awards reception hosted by President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump in protest of some of the president’s policies. Lear said he will attend the award ceremony at the Kennedy Center on Dec. 3 but won’t go to the reception beforehand.
  • Days After It Filed Suit Against His Administration, Trump To Skip NAACP Speech

    07/22/2017 9:15:29 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 47 replies
    westernjournalism.com ^ | July 20, 2017 | Jack Davis
    On the same week the NAACP sued the Trump administration over its voter fraud commission, NAACP Board Chairman Leon Russell criticized President Donald Trump for not speaking at this year’s NAACP convention, which kicks off this weekend in Baltimore. On Wednesday, White House deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced that Trump was invited to speak but is not attending the event. “My understanding is that the invitation has been declined for this year, but certainly the invitation for dialogue with that group would happily take place, and we would certainly like to be able to continue to do that,” Sanders said....
  • Denmark said no to meeting with top US politicians

    07/15/2017 10:52:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    TheLocal.dk ^ | 13 July 2017 10:59 CEST+02:00
    Political representatives from the Nordic and Baltic parliaments recently took part in a top-level visit to Washington. Denmark was conspicuous by its absence. Parliamentary speakers from the northern European countries met powerful US politicians and diplomats during the official visit, which took place the week before last, reports Politiken. […] Speakers from each of the other seven countries were present, leaving Denmark’s Speaker of Parliament Pia Kjærsgaard, the former leader of the nationalist Danish People’s Party, as the only absentee. […] Former foreign minister and leader of the Venstre (Liberal) party Uffe Ellemann-Jensen told Politiken that he found it difficult...
  • Cops turn their backs on de Blasio at slain officer’s funeral [Miosotis Familia]

    07/11/2017 9:22:26 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 67 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 11, 2017 | Shawn Cohen and Max Jaeger
    Cops once again turned their backs on Mayor de Blasio at a police funeral. Scores of officers who assembled for assassinated police officer Miosotis Familia on Tuesday showed Hizzoner their backs during the mayor’s eulogy — a move reminiscent of the funeral for slain officer Wenjian Liu in 2015. --SNIP-- The protest comes after de Blasio skipped town for Germany Thursday — the day after Familia was assassinated by cop-hating gunman Alexander Bonds.
  • NBA Champ Steve Kerr, Said to be Balking, Urges Team To Go To White House: ‘Respect the Institution’

    06/22/2017 1:43:12 PM PDT · by drewh · 50 replies
    Mediaite ^ | | 3:34 pm, June 22nd, 2017 | by Joe DePaolo
    There’s been a lot of speculation that the NBA champion Golden State Warriors will not accept the traditional invitation to the White House, given that a number of the team’s star players and even the coach are outspoken critics of President Donald Trump. But as it turns out, the coach — despite his Trump opposition — still wants to go. In a podcast interview with Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News, Golden State coach Steve Kerr said he would want his players to strongly consider going. “Everybody knows I’ve been a very outspoken critic of Trump,” Kerr said....
  • Florida Democratic Party Chair: ‘They’re Like Children, These Black Lawmakers’

    06/20/2017 2:34:17 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 80 replies
    Washington Free Bacon ^ | 06/20/2017 | Conor Beck
    Florida Democratic Party chairman Stephen Bittel is considering resigning following backlash from racially charged comments he made toward members of the legislative black caucus. The tension started at a Saturday fundraiser for the Florida Democratic Party, the Miami Herald reports. Bittel shortened the program by removing a segment in which state legislators would be recognized. Bittel referred to the anger from lawmakers over the snub as "childish." Bittel also said State Sen. Oscar Braynon (D.), a black legislator who expressed lawmakers' unhappiness to the chairman, was acting "like a three year old." After the dinner, white State Sen. Lauren Book...
  • Trump's first overseas trip: Zero press conferences

    05/28/2017 3:17:06 PM PDT · by blueplum · 37 replies
    Nine days. Zero news conferences. There's one thing clear about President Trump's first trip abroad: He kept the press at arm's length. "It is unheard of to go overseas for nine days with the President of the United States and have the press corps there ... and not take formal questions," said April Ryan, a CNN political analyst and the White House correspondent for American Urban Radio Networks, on CNN's "Reliable Sources" on Sunday. ...Reporters were able to lob only five questions at the president in hallways or meeting rooms on the trip.