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  • Democrats to interview ousted State Department watchdog

    05/31/2020 4:44:34 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | May 31, 2020 | By MARY CLARE JALONICK and MATTHEW LEE
    WASHINGTON -- Members of three House and Senate committees will interview former State Department Inspector General Steve Linick on Wednesday as part of an investigation by House Democrats into his abrupt firing by President Donald Trump. The investigation is being led by House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., House Oversight and Reform Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., and New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez, the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Republicans on those panels will also be invited to question Linick and other witnesses. “If Secretary Pompeo pushed for Mr. Linick’s dismissal to cover up his own...
  • Leftists and the Lockdown. Why they did it. Perfect summation by Heather MacDonald TRANSCRIPT Tucker: If only authorities cared anywhere near as much about protecting you and me. Heather MacDonald has spent a lot of time writing on related topics. She is the author of the book, “The War on Cops.” We’re happy to have her on tonight. Heather, as you are so good at doing, give us the overview, what is this about, it’s not just some random response happening around the country, it’s part of some larger vision, what’s the vision? Heather MacDonald: Well it’s a very bizarre moment, Tucker. This is not a good look for government. It’s made...
  • Trump counting on Supreme Court to block probes, lawsuits

    05/22/2020 3:01:18 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | May 22, 2020 | By MARK SHERMAN
    WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump won at least a temporary reprieve from the Supreme Court earlier this week in keeping secret grand jury materials from the Russia investigation away from Democratic lawmakers. The president and his administration are counting on the justices for more help to stymie other investigations and lawsuits. The high court is weighing Trump’s bid to block subpoenas for his tax, banking and financial records. It will soon be asked by the administration to kill a lawsuit alleging that Trump is illegally profiting from his luxury hotel near the White House. And a dispute over Congress’ demand...
  • Democratic Socialists of America's membership surges amid coronavirus, report says

    05/18/2020 11:07:16 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 18 2020 | Gregg Re
    Even as virtually every country's economy has struggled in recent months amid state-imposed lockdowns intended to combat the coronavirus pandemic, some disaffected progressives are convinced that the problem is capitalism -- reportedly sending membership in the Democratic Socialists of America [DSA] surging by 10,000 since March, for a still-paltry total of 66,000 members overall. The coronavirus outbreak originated in China, a communist country, and went on to ravage several European countries with public health care systems, including Italy. With Bernie Sanders out of the presidential race, though, many socialists increasingly have sought a cause to support. They apparently found it...
  • AOC owes $2,000 in unpaid taxes from failed business venture

    05/18/2020 8:40:36 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 16 replies
    The New York Post ^ | May 18, 2020 | Carl Campanile
    US Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wants to raise taxes on the rich — but not pay her own. The Democratic socialist congresswoman from The Bronx still hasn’t paid a 7-year-old tax bill left over from a failed business venture. AOC had founded Brook Avenue Press, a publishing house that sought designers, artists and writers from urban areas to help paint The Bronx in a positive way in children’s stories, in 2012. As The Post previously reported, public records show the state dissolved the company in October 2016. The state can make such a move when a business fails to pay corporate...
  • Progressives thought they'd overtaken the Democratic Party. Now they're in despair.

    05/18/2020 3:23:28 AM PDT · by Libloather · 30 replies
    Politico via Yahoo ^ | 5/18/20 | Alex Thompson
    On the eve of the Nevada caucuses in February, Bernie Sanders and his supporters were feeling invincible. “I've got news for the Democratic establishment,” he declared on Twitter on Feb. 21, the day before he went on to a landslide win in the Nevada caucuses. “They can't stop us.” Since then, not only did the “establishment” stop Sanders - it stamped out the candidacies of a string of left-wing insurgents, leaving the progressive movement reeling and in a state of despair. Three highly-touted liberal House candidates - Jessica Cisneros in Texas, Robert Emmons in Illinois, and Morgan Harper in Ohio...
  • Far Left Florida Mayor Fills Skatepark With Mulch to Keep the Kids Out

    05/15/2020 8:04:44 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 63 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 15, 2020 | Jacob Engels
    Gainesville Mayor Lauren Poe, who has previously praised the violent acts of the domestic terrorist organization known as Antifa, has just filled the public funded skate park in Gainesville with mulch so that residents stuck at home are unable to utilize it.
  • California Senator to Unemployed Freelancers: You’re Upset Because We Took Away Your “Lollipops”

    05/15/2020 2:35:29 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 54 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 15, 2020 | Jim Hoft
    Democrat Hannah-Beth Jackson told them, “I appreciate that some independent contractors are upset… AB5 took away their lollipop.” She thinks their jobs are “lollipops”?
  • WATCH: MSNBC Commentator Anand Giridharadas Gets Triggered at ‘Freedom-Obsessed’ Americans

    05/06/2020 2:47:09 PM PDT · by JV3MRC · 59 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 5/6/2020 | Joseph Vazquez
    MSNBC commentator Anand Giridharadas attacked Americans’ obsession with freedom on Wednesday’s edition of Morning Joe, suggesting it blinded them to issues like the virus and “climate change.”After spending time bashing President Donald Trump’s senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner, co-anchor Willie Geist pivoted to ask Giridharadas about the pandemic: “What do we learn from this?” Giridharadas began with raising a question of his own: “What's going to be our relationship to government, the idea of government, after this?” Then he answered his own question, suggesting that “[t]here is a primordial American tradition going back to the founders of being freedom-obsessed...
  • House Dems drafting new 'multitrillion-dollar' coronavirus relief bill

    05/06/2020 1:05:15 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 6, 2020 | Marisa Schultz
    House Democrats are pushing forward with a massive fifth round of coronavirus relief legislation that could be their most far-reaching effort yet to address the economic fallout of the pandemic -- and come with another price tag in the trillions. While the House is still technically on recess, Democratic leadership and committee chairs have been drafting their legislative laundry lists for the relief package that could rival the cost of the $2.2 trillion CARES Act that passed in March, or exceed it. "We're looking at a multitrillion-dollar bill," one House Democratic aide told Fox News. While the text of the...
  • ACLU: How to Protest in a Pandemic

    05/01/2020 4:50:39 PM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    ACLU ^ | 5/01/20 | Emerson Sykes
    For centuries, Americans have taken to the streets when they’ve had grievances to share. We’ve taken to the streets to make our voices heard, to effect change, and to feel and display the power and solidarity of mass gatherings. But with physical distancing and shelter in place orders prevalent throughout the U.S. and the world, how do we responsibly exercise our First Amendment right to protest, which remains as essential as ever? Undoubtedly, there is a medical imperative to keep ourselves and our neighbors safe, and our hospitals from becoming overwhelmed. At the same time, public debate about urgent political...
  • Hilariously DEPRESSED Reactions to Bernie Sanders Dropping Out

    04/14/2020 1:02:01 PM PDT · by DeFault User · 8 replies
    Whatfinger ^ | April 13, 2020 | Dummie Funnies
    The announcement by Bernie Sanders that he is no longer campaigning for the Democrat presidential nomination has caused a wave of very depressed reactions from his supporters. Many of these reactions, as you can see in this video, are quite funny. The only person not depressed is the last guy who sees Sanders ending his campaign as a great opportunity to push for Communist revolution.
  • The end of Sanders’ campaign deepens crisis in Democratic Socialists of America

    04/14/2020 12:45:38 AM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    WSWS (World Socialist Web Site) ^ | 4/11/20 | Eric London
    In the aftermath of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders’ abandonment of his campaign, many members and supporters of the Democratic Socialists of America now see through the DSA’s cynical and duplicitous role as an accomplice of the Democratic Party. For years, even preceding the 2016 election, the DSA trumpeted Sanders as the fearless leader of a “political revolution” that would transform the Democratic Party into an instrument of far-reaching social change. But Sanders has slunk out of the fight for the nomination in a manner that invites contempt. There was nothing of an old fighter’s last hurrah. The aged senator did...
  • Sanders campaign spokeswoman: 'I don't endorse Joe Biden'

    04/13/2020 4:13:21 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    The Hill via MSN ^ | 4/13/20 | Jonathan Easley
    The former press secretary for Sen. Bernie Sanders's (I-Vt.) presidential campaign said Monday that she would not endorse former Vice President Joe Biden, shortly after Sanders appeared in an online video to announce support for his former rival in the general election against President Trump. Briahna Joy Gray, who was Sanders's national spokeswoman until the campaign was suspended last week, has become a Twitter sensation in recent days for her searing attacks against Biden. On Monday, just minutes after Sanders and Biden held a joint press conference to talk about how they would work together to defeat Trump, Gray responded...
  • ’No one went for a knockout blow’: Inside Bernie’s campaign nosedive

    04/11/2020 1:52:54 AM PDT · by Libloather · 25 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/11/20 | Holly Otterbein
    **SNIP** The stakes were high: In an email to senior staff, Tulchin said that moderate voters were beginning to unify behind Biden and that the consolidation would intensify if he won South Carolina, according to people familiar with the message. But on the stage that night, Sanders didn’t take his aides’ advice. Instead, he largely gave Biden a pass, bashed Bloomberg sometimes - but not over stop-and-frisk - and mostly stuck to his standard talking points. It wasn’t the first nor the last time Sanders eschewed his staffers’ suggestions to be more aggressive with his top rival. Their warnings proved...
  • Democrats demand a halt to border wall construction amid pandemic

    04/09/2020 8:31:02 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 51 replies
    UPI ^ | April 9, 2020 | By Darryl Coote
    Four Democrat congressmen, three of whom represent districts along the U.S. southern border, demanded the Trump administration halt border construction amid the coronavirus pandemic and direct the funds instead to fight the outbreak. In the letter dated Wednesday to the heads of the Justice Department, the Defense Department and the Department of Homeland Security, Reps. Raul Grijalva, Filemon Vela and Ann Kirkpatrick and House Homeland Security Committee chairman Bennie Thompson demanded border wall construction immediately cease to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. "At a time when we are all taking extraordinary steps to limit the death toll and economic devastation...
  • AP Exclusive: US talks secretly to Venezuela socialist boss

    08/19/2019 9:28:03 PM PDT · by hapnHal · 14 replies ^ | 19 Aug 19 | hapnHal
    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The U.S. has opened up secret communications with Venezuela’s socialist party boss as members of President Nicolás Maduro’s inner circle seek guarantees they won’t face retribution if they cede to growing demands to remove him, a senior U.S. administration official has told The Associated Press. Diosdado Cabello, who is considered the most-powerful man in Venezuela after Maduro, met last month in Caracas with someone who is in close contact with the Trump administration, said the official. A second meeting is in the works but has not yet taken place. The AP is withholding the intermediary’s name...
  • Stung by losses, progressive women aim for a win in Illinois

    03/13/2020 11:59:20 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | March 13, 2020 | By SARA BURNETT
    CHICAGO - Things were gloomy inside Elizabeth Warren’s Illinois campaign headquarters the day after Super Tuesday, where it had become clear the Massachusetts senator’s presidential bid was coming to an end. Staff in Chicago “floated around like ghosts” and tried to figure out what the roughly 40 people showing up for that night’s phone bank should tell voters, organizer Cat Valdez recalled. Another staffer came up with an idea: They would make calls for Marie Newman, a progressive trying to unseat Chicago-area Rep. Dan Lipinski, a staunch abortion opponent and one of the most conservative Democrats in Congress. By the...
  • Meltdown: Viral video captures trauma of young Bernie backers 'He just wants to help people. And nobody wants him to help'

    03/11/2020 8:09:16 AM PDT · by rktman · 33 replies ^ | 3/10/2020 | WND staff
    It looks like an act by a conservative trolling progressives, but a viral video of a college-age woman sobbing over the political demise of socialist presidential candidate Bernie Sanders no doubt reflects the emotional trauma of many in her generation.
  • The Simple Reason the Left Won’t Stop Losing

    03/10/2020 5:12:14 PM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    NY Times ^ | 3/08/20 | David Leonhardt
    How did the political left squander the opportunity that was the 2020 primary campaign? The Trump presidency has created tremendous energy among progressives. More than half of Democratic voters now identify as liberal. Most favor “Medicare for all.” A growing number are unhappy with American capitalism. This year’s campaign offered the prospect of transformational change, with a Democratic nominee who was more liberal than any in more than a half-century. Instead, the nominee now seems likely to be a moderate white grandfather who first ran for president more than 30 years ago and whose campaign promises a return to normalcy....