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  • Rosie O'Donnell sparks outrage with Trump-killing game

    07/19/2017 11:07:48 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 35 replies
    USA Today ^ | 18 Jul 17 | William Cummings
    <p>Actress Rosie O'Donnell certainly knows how to push conservatives' buttons. And now she is drawing their ire by pushing her own button: one that makes President Trump jump off a cliff.</p> <p>"Push Trump Off A Cliff Again," O'Donnell tweeted Saturday in an apparent play on Trump's "Make America Great Again" slogan. The tweet links to a game in which the player can, as O'Donnell says, make the president jump off a cliff, again and again.</p>
  • California and 17 other states sue Education Secretary DeVos for delaying new student-loan rules

    07/06/2017 11:28:17 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 47 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 6, 2017 | by Jim Puzzanghera
    California and 17 other states on Thursday sued Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, alleging she unlawfully delayed new federal regulations designed to protect student loan borrowers from being ripped off by for-profit colleges and other schools. The rules, which would have made it easier for students to have loans forgiven if they were defrauded or deceived, were developed by the Obama administration and had been set to take effect last Saturday. But last month DeVos delayed their implementation and launched an effort to rewrite them, arguing they were unfair to students and schools while putting taxpayers at risk for “significant costs.”...
  • Elizabeth Warren: 'The next step is single-payer' health care (squaw puff loco weed alert)

    06/28/2017 12:38:08 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 42 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | June 27, 2017 | Andrew Breiner
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren said Tuesday that opposing the Republican health-care bill wasn't enough and the Democratic Party should start running on a new national single-payer plan. "President Obama tried to move us forward with health-care coverage by using a conservative model that came from one of the conservative think tanks that had been advanced by a Republican governor in Massachusetts," she told The Wall Street Journal. "Now it's time for the next step. And the next step is single payer." Polling has shown government-provided health care to be a very popular notion among Americans. Depending on whether it's described as...
  • GOP’s demonization of Pelosi is so effective that even Democrats believe it

    06/26/2017 10:38:07 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 50 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | June 26, 2017 | by Michael A. Cohen
    In the days since Democrats narrowly lost the fourth special election of 2017, House majority leader, Nancy Pelosi has become the primary target of frustrated Democrats. “It’s time for a new generation of leadership in the party,” according to Democratic Representative Seth Moulton of Massachusetts. Representative Kathleen Rice of New York echoed these sentiments in calling for Pelosi and the entire Democratic leadership team to be replaced. “We need a vision . . . and we need a message . . . We just don’t have either one of those in the present leadership.” Others have complained that there’s “a...
  • The Antithesis of Obstruction (Must Read)

    06/24/2017 7:50:01 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 6/24/2017 | ANDREW C. MCCARTHY
    Trump did not obstruct a valid FBI investigation; he demanded the exposure of a false one. The “collusion” narrative was a fraud, plain and simple. We know that now. Hopefully, it won’t take another six months to grasp a second plain and simple truth: Collusion’s successor, the “obstruction” narrative, is a perversion. The Left loves narrative. The ever-expanding story manipulates time, space, and detail to fit a thematic framework. Political narrative has some surface appeal, but it is deeply flawed. It obscures plain and simple truth. So let’s stick with the plain and simple: The essence of obstruction is to...
  • Obama slams Senate's GOP-written health care bill [auto barf]

    06/22/2017 2:08:06 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    President Barack Obama says the Senate's GOP-written health care bill will cause millions of families to lose health care coverage. Obama called Senate Republicans' health care bill a "massive transfer of wealth from middle-class and poor families to the richest people in America." He also says it "hands enormous tax cuts to the rich and to the drug and insurance industries, paid for by cutting health care for everybody else." The former president says amending the GOP-written bill "cannot change the fundamental meanness at the core of this legislation." "Simply put, if there's a chance you might get sick, get...
  • Law Enforcement Shares Findings of the Investigation into the June 14 Alexandria, Virginia Shooting

    06/21/2017 10:33:33 AM PDT · by detective · 19 replies
    FBI ^ | June 21, 2017 | &#65279;FBI Washington
    Today, law enforcement officials shared findings to date of the investigation into the shooting that occurred at the Eugene Simpson Stadium Park on Wednesday, June 14, 2017. The developments were announced by Andrew Vale, assistant director in charge, FBI Washington Field Office; Timothy R. Slater, special agent in charge, FBI Washington Field Office Criminal Division; Michael L. Brown, Chief, Alexandria Police Department; Matthew R. Verderosa, chief, United States Capitol Police; and Michael B. Boxler, special agent in charge, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) Washington Field Division.
  • Sanders to Supporter: Act in ‘Unprecedented’ Ways, Fight Back in Every Way That You Can

    06/20/2017 5:03:03 PM PDT · by Libloather · 32 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 6/20/17 | Andrew Kugle
    **SNIP** Sanders was responding to a question about what average citizens can do to stop and fight the proposed Republican health care bill. "We've got to stand up and fight back," Sanders said. "We've got to be involved in the political process in a way that we've never been before." Sanders went on to criticize Republicans for their health care bill and the secrecy surrounding the drafting of it. "So you have got to, Mary, act in an unprecedented way, think big, get involved in every way that you can," Sanders said. "So, Mary, stand up and fight back in...
  • Worth(?) $30 Million Himself, Rock Guitarist Tom Morello Attacks the 'One Percent

    06/17/2017 6:42:17 AM PDT · by rktman · 49 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 6/16/2017 | Madeleine Post
    Tom Morello constructed a band dedicated to bashing capitalism, among other supposed “injustices.” But beware, Morello fans: this guitarist is, unsurprisingly, worth millions. Tom Morello, lead guitarist of Prophets of Rage and Rage Against the Machine, takes to Twitter constantly – though not necessarily to discuss his music (given the band’s taste for screaming and ear-ringing metallica, maybe this isn’t such a bad thing). In light of his loud adherence to the Resistance, Morello has an unquenchable penchant for the political.
  • Hodgkinson’s Facebook page removed after getting quick initial reaction

    06/14/2017 1:21:20 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 39 replies
    bnd.com ^ | June 14, 2017 11:05 AM | Mary Cooley
    Hodgkinson’s page shows he has 403 Facebook friends, many of whom have “Resist” or show support to Bernie Sanders. Hodgkinson’s comment to another link to Change.org to remove the president and vice president, on March 22, said, “Trump is a Traitor. Trump Has Destroyed Our Democracy. It’s Time to Destroy Trump & Co.” No further public comment by Hodgkinson defined what he intended by “destroy.” ... His most recent public post, on May 24, was sharing a link to a Change.org petition to stop the NEXUS Pipeline. Hundreds of people from across the country and around the world quickly added...
  • Pope Francis' prayer intention for June: Eliminate arms trade

    06/02/2017 2:29:18 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    Vatican Radio ^ | June 2, 2017 | Vatican Radio
    Pope Francis \ Activities Pope Francis' prayer intention for June: Eliminate arms trade Pope Francis has released his June prayer intention video - ANSA 02/06/2017 14:37 SHARE: (Vatican Radio)  Pope Francis has released his video message accompanying his monthly prayer intention for June. This month’s intention is for the elimination of the arms trade. The text of the video message reads: "It is an absurd contradiction to speak of peace, to negotiate peace, and at the same time, promote or permit the arms trade. Is this war or that war really a war to solve problems or is it...
  • California Attorney General Wants More Money to Fight Trump

    05/05/2017 9:36:29 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | May 5, 2017 | By DON THOMPSON
    California's attorney general told state lawmakers on Thursday that he needs more money if he is going to continue fighting President Donald Trump's proposals. Attorney General Xavier Becerra's current budget was passed before Trump became president last year. He said he's had to juggle his budget to combat the Republican administration's proposals on immigration, the environment, women's rights and other issues. "Protecting and defending California families in this new environment takes a lot more effort," he told members of a Senate budget subcommittee. "I had to pull resources from wherever possible to respond to the federal administration's actions."
  • Is Britain already a Socialist Country? – It is in an “Economic Death Spiral”

    05/04/2017 11:26:45 AM PDT · by davikkm · 32 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    Recent figures show that in the UK, more than 50% of households receive more in State benefits than the pay in direct taxes (income tax, VAT etc…) to the Government. The Centre for Policy Studies says that “the average household paid Ł13,402 in taxes in 2013/14. Yet it received Ł12,939 in cash benefits and benefits in-kind” When this is added to education and health benefits shows that the majority of British people are a drain on the public purse. advertisement This is not to say that it is the public’s fault. The system in place means that people are given...
  • Barack and Michelle Obama Leave Tahiti as They Continue Post-White House Tropical Tour

    04/10/2017 12:22:33 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 47 replies
    People ^ | April 10, 2017 | BY PETER MIKELBANK
    Temperature 82 degrees with occasional clouds, and lagoon waters, clear as paradise… former President Barack Obama is wrapping up his month-long vacation in French Polynesia – with Michelle by his side. On Sunday, Tahiti television station TNTV revealed photos of Michelle Obama paddleboarding while the Barack swam in a Polynesian lagoon. The pictures were taken on the island of Moorea by fellow vacationers, who spotted the laid-back couple using a small boat for a late morning excursion. They were escorted by two other boats with their security detail, the station says. The former president has been staying out of the...
  • MSNBC host’s conspiracy theory: What if Putin planned the Syrian chemical attack to help Trump?

    04/08/2017 12:36:03 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 50 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 4/8/2017 | Avi Selk
    A volley of U.S. cruise missiles had barely been launched into Syria before the Internet filled up with fact-free theories about the real reason for an international crisis. A popular one on the right-most fringes: The U.S. government actually carried out the chemical weapons massacre in Syria last week — a “false flag” to trick President Trump into retaliating, thus entangling himself in a foreign war. A slightly more convoluted strain on the left: Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the chemical weapons massacre to help Trump — distracting Americans from an investigation into Trump's campaign ties to Russia by provoking...
  • Shia LaBeouf Explodes at Bowling Alley [Video at link; graphic language]

    04/06/2017 12:13:54 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 61 replies
    TMZ.com ^ | 6 Apr 17 | TMZ.com
    Shia LaBeouf got kicked out of an L.A. bowling alley Wednesday night after freaking out on a bartender, calling him a "f***ing racist." Shia was at Pinz in Studio City and according to one eyewitness, he was there for 3 hours pounding back beers. We're told Shia got rowdy in Jerry's Deli, which is connected to Pinz, and got into a verbal altercation when the staff told him to leave. We've obtained additional video that shows Shia was going off about a bartender refusing to serve him french fries. French fries.
  • Pelosi Implies Ivanka Trump Has Been ‘Complicit’ in Her Father’s Actions [GRAPHIC IMAGES]

    04/05/2017 12:31:56 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 20 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 5 Apr 17 | Nick Bolger
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) implied during a Wednesday press conference that President Donald Trump's daughter, Ivanka Trump, has been "complicit" in her father's actions, which the lawmaker described as "not acting in the interest of the American people." Pelosi's remarks came after she was asked about comments Ivanka Trump made during an interview on "CBS This Morning." CBS host Gayle King had asked Trump to address those who say she is "complicit" in her father's White House. "In an interview today, Ivanka Trump said, ‘I don't know what it means to be complicit' and that ‘not to...
  • Obama Is ‘Genuinely Concerned’ About Lack of Progress in Washington: Earnest

    04/01/2017 6:23:16 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 52 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | March 31, 2017 | by KALHAN ROSENBLATT
    Former White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said his old boss, former President Barack Obama, is worried about a lack of progress in Washington D.C. "[He's] viewing it from a distance, where he's writing a book, but I think that he's genuinely concerned," Earnest said on MSNBC on Friday. Earnest said Obama sees the White House and the federal government as "as an institution that could be used to advance the interest of the American public," and a lack of forward movement is a concern, "not just for the former president of the United States but Americans of both parties...
  • Here’s how much Gov. Jerry Brown wants to raise the gas tax to fix crumbling roads (GAG!)

    03/30/2017 11:11:51 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 51 replies
    AP ^ | 03/29/2017 | AP Staff
    California’s governor and legislative leaders on Wednesday proposed raising $52 billion to fix the state’s roads through a big gasoline tax increase, higher car registration fees and a charge on emission-free vehicles. The 10-year plan would boost gasoline excise taxes for the first time in more than two decades, raising them 12 cents per gallon — a 43 percent increase. The tax would rise automatically with inflation. For the first time, owners of zero emission vehicles would pay a $100 annual fee because they use public roads but don’t pay gasoline taxes that fund highway maintenance. The plan also includes...
  • Mo Dowd: "Donald, This I Will Tell You" [WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGE]

    03/28/2017 12:04:57 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 64 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 25 Mar 17 | Maureen "Time has passed me by" Dowd
    Dear Donald, We’ve known each other a long time, so I think I can be blunt. You know how you said at campaign rallies that you did not like being identified as a politician? Don’t worry. No one will ever mistake you for a politician. After this past week, they won’t even mistake you for a top-notch negotiator. I was born here. The first image in my memory bank is the Capitol, all lit up at night. And my primary observation about Washington is this: Unless you’re careful, you end up turning into what you started out scorning. And you,...