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  • New York state Senate candidate accuses Netanyahu spokesman of sexual assault

    09/13/2018 6:49:17 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9-12-2018 | Andrew O'Reilly
    A candidate for the New York state Senate Tuesday accused a spokesman for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of sexual assault, amid fears that she would be ďoutedĒ by a news story concerning the incident. Julia Salazar, a 27-year-old Democratic Socialist looking to unseat Brooklyn state Sen. Martin Dilan in Thursday's Democratic primary, said in a statement on Twitter that she came forward about the alleged assault after being contacted by a reporter from the conservative website The Daily Caller.
  • Hispanic principal trying to rid school of Jewish teachers: suit

    09/10/2018 6:54:39 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 24 replies
    NY Post ^ | 9/10/2018 | Ruthis Weissmann and Selim Algar
    A Hispanic principal is systematically booting white, Jewish and older teachers from his Midtown high school, current and former staffers allege in lawsuits. ďI think he hates us,íí Peter Cohn, a former teacher at the HS of Art and Design, said of the schoolís principal, Manuel UreŮa. A Manhattan federal suit filed by teacher Todd Young claims UreŮa, who is of Dominican heritage, initiated a mass faculty replacement at the school after being appointed principal in 2016. Youngís suit accuses UreŮa of trumping up disciplinary and performance complaints against teachers to clear them out. ďSince Principal UreŮa has arrived at...
  • Bernie Sanders and the "The Medicare-for-All" Hoax

    09/12/2018 9:30:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Townhall ^ | 09/12/2018 | Betsy McCaughey
    President Barack Obama made a stunning policy shift on Friday, endorsing "Medicare-for-all" -- a single-payer health system -- for the nation. Most Democrats contending for the 2020 presidential nomination, and many Dems vying for Congressional seats this fall, are backing it, too. But beware. They're pulling a bait-and-switch. The phrase "Medicare-for-all" sounds as American as apple pie. A new Reuters poll shows 70 percent of Americans respond to it favorably. That's because the public isn't getting the truth about what it means. The actual plan these Democrats are pushing doesn't look anything like Medicare. They're slapping the Medicare label on...
  • NY Gubernatorial Candidate Cynthia Nixon: Pass Medicare For All, Figure Out How To Pay For It Later

    09/10/2018 1:43:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/09/2018 | Jazz Shaw
    It‚Äôs four more days until the big Democratic primary in New York, and gubernatorial candidate (and actress) Cynthia Nixon is pulling out all the stops. In an interview this week, she returned to one of the favorite talking points of Democratic socialists these days, Medicare for all. Speaking with the New York Daily News, Nixon was adamant that lawmakers should move forward and pass ‚Äúher plan‚ÄĚ rather than listening to Governor Andrew Cuomo who has managed to resist the idea so far. And how will New York pay for this massive show of generosity to its residents? Nixon openly...
  • Disgraced library boss raking in $150 an hour as public school consultant

    09/09/2018 8:59:23 AM PDT · by EinNYC · 7 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 8, 2018 | Isabel Vincent and Melissa Klein
    The disgraced former Queens Library chief who once built a smoking deck for himself with taxpayer funds could pull down as much as $7,500 a week at a Long Island school district where heís in charge of the very budget that pays him.
  • 'I had to be honest in my views': 'Plaid shirt guy' at Trump's rally in Montana

    09/07/2018 8:28:58 PM PDT · by Coleus · 48 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09.07.18 | David Choi
    A guy wearing a plaid shirt who made several animated facial expressions during a Trump rally in Montana on Thursday has been identified as Tyler Linfesty, a 17-year-old high school senior.Linfesty was positioned directly behind President Donald Trump and made several facial expressions as Trump spoke, before a staffer asked him to leave."I didn't really have a plan," Tyler told The Billings Gazette. "I was just going to clap for things I agreed with and not clap for things I didn't agree with."Tyler reportedly managed to have his picture taken with Trump while wearing a Democratic Socialists of America...
  • Ralph Nader: Trumpís Done Some Good, Clintonís Winning By ĎDictatorshipí

    05/13/2016 1:10:13 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 12 replies
    usnews.com ^ | David Catanese | May 13, 2016, at 1:00 p.m.
    Ralph Nader: Trumpís Done Some Good, Clintonís Winning By ĎDictatorshipí He heaps praise on Bernie Sanders, but wonít reveal how he'll vote in November. By David Catanese | Senior Politics Writer May 13, 2016, at 1:00 p.m. Ralph Nader, the former Green Party presidential candidate and lifelong consumer activist, says Donald Trump's dizzying presidential candidacy hasn't been all bad, while Hillary Clinton is winning the Democratic nomination by "dictatorship." And though he has heaps of praise for Bernie Sanders, Nader still won't say whom he voted for in the 2016 primary or which candidate he plans to cast a ballot...
  • Leahy, most senior senator, to skip Netanyahu speech

    02/10/2015 10:28:14 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 32 replies
    Yahoo ^ | February 10, 2015 | DONNA CASSATA
    The Senate's most senior lawmaker said Tuesday he will skip the Israeli prime minister's speech to Congress next month on Iran, calling the invitation by Republicans without White House consultation a "tawdry and high-handed stunt." Related Stories Seven-term Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont joined a half dozen Democrats who have decided to boycott Benjamin Netanyahu's speech, which comes in middle of delicate negotiations involving the United States, Western powers and Iran over its nuclear program. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, invited Netanyahu to address a joint meeting of Congress on March 3. "The unfortunate way that House leaders have unilaterally...
  • Leahy Predicts GOP Will ‚ÄėLose Control of the Senate‚Äô for Blocking SCOTUS Nomination

    02/16/2016 6:28:57 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 79 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 15, 2016 | 1:07 PM EST | Penny Starr
    Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, predicted on Sunday that if Republicans block President Barack Obama's nomination to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, voters will give Democrats a majority in the Senate in the next election. "I think what we ought to do is nominate somebody," Leahy told Dana Bash on CNN's "State of the Union" show, one day after the death of Scalia at age 79. "If the Republican leadership refuses to even hold a hearing, I think that is going to guarantee they lose control of the Senate, because I...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Manny Miranda's Statement to CBN News About Patrick Leahy Comments at Kavanaugh Hearing

    09/06/2018 7:40:05 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 10 replies
    CBN News ^ | 9/5/2018 | David Brody
    "Sixteen years ago, a colleague of mine on the staff of Senator Hatch discovered that Democrat staff of the Senate Judiciary Committee had negligently placed their documents on our shared server without protections. I admit that we exploited this to learn simple things about their plans to attack Bush judicial nominees at the behest of the left wing interest groups. I also did pursuant to my duty under the Code of Ethics for Government Service. The documents also revealed unlawful and unethical conduct by Senators. I reported this unethical conduct to the Senate Ethics Committee but never heard back. Among...
  • Watch Judge Kavanaugh Eviscerate A Nearly Inchoherent Senator Patrick Leahy During SCOTUS[tr]

    09/06/2018 9:36:31 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 42 replies
    DC Whispers ^ | 9/5/2018 | Staff
    Yet another aging Democrat put on a nationally-televised demonstration of the need for Congressional term limits. Watch as 78-year-old Patrick Leahy makes reference to an email that doesnít actually exist. Senator Leahy attempts to insinuate the email in question was stolen from him SIXTEEN YEARS AGO as nearly everyone in the hearing room, including Leahyís own staff, look on increasingly confused as to what the senator is talking about. For his part, Judge Kavanaugh shows a remarkable degree of patience while also managing to entrap the senator in his own confused lie. From there a badly beaten Leahy makes a...
  • Pat Leahy grills Trump judicial nominee: Do you think gay marriage is like marrying bacon?

    11/15/2017 3:33:26 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 38 replies
    Pat Leahy grills Trump judicial nominee: Do you think gay marriage is like marrying bacon? AllahpunditPosted at 5:31 pm on November 15, 2017 This is so pitifully stupid. Either Democrats are desperate for attack lines against Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett, Trumpís nominee for the Fifth Circuit, or Leahy is so out of touch after 42 years in the Senate that he canít recognize goofball humor when he sees it. Hereís the genesis of Willettís ďcontroversialĒ bacon analogy: I could support recognizing a constitutional right to marry bacon. pic.twitter.com/HKPW6tE4H6 ó Justice Don Willett (@JusticeWillett) April 30, 2015 If youíre...
  • Ex-Leahy staffer provides judicial oversight for Russia investigation

    08/10/2017 10:54:35 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 12 replies
    Powerline ^ | August 10,2017 | Paul Mirengoff
    The Daily Beast reports that Judge Beryl Howell is the jurist who signed off on Robert Muellerís request to convene a Washington, D.C. grand jury for the Russia investigation. It also says that, going forward, Howell ďwill be the umpire-in-chief: deciding whether or not Trump alliesí lawyers can quash subpoenas, and whether or not people like Jared Kushner can invoke whatís known as executive privilege to get out of testifying under oath before Muellerís grand jury.Ē Howell wonít have the final say. Her rulings will be subject to appeal and, to the extent they deal with matters like executive privilege,...
  • Leahy Botched Abortion Talking Point

    03/23/2017 4:26:47 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 10 replies
    freebeacon ^ | March 22, 2017 | Bill McMorris
    Pro-life leaders say his anecdote is about a Nazi-trained abortionist Sen. Patrick Leahy's attempt to defend Roe v. Wade won applause from pro-life activists on Wednesday, who said the anecdote he shared highlighted how safety laws would protect patients. Sen. Leahy (D., Vt.) recounted his experience prosecuting a Nazi-trained doctor who crossed the Canadian border to perform illegal abortions in Vermont to the Judiciary Committee during the third day of Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch's confirmation hearing. Leahy called the incident representative of the "dark days" before the Supreme Court struck down state laws against abortion in the landmark...
  • Pro-Abortion Democrat (Leaky Leahy) Shockingly Admits Abortion is Used to Exploit Women

    03/22/2017 4:58:20 PM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    life news ^ | march 22, 2017 | Micaiah Bilger
    U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy appeared to be trying to support abortion during his questioning of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch on Wednesday. It may not have been intentional, but the Vermont Democratís testimony actually reinforced a pro-life point about how abortion often is used to exploit women. Leahy brought up a personal experience he had before Roe v. Wade with an abortionist who botched a young womanís abortion and nearly killed her, along with her unborn child. That abortionist, he said, was Nazi-trained. The Washington Examiner reports: He discussed a case in which he, as a stateís attorney in...
  • Sen. Patrick Leahy wonít join Gorsuch filibuster

    03/27/2017 2:15:15 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 27, 2017 | Alex Swoyer
    The Senateís most senior Democrat says he probably wonít join his partyís effort to filibuster Judge Neil Gorsuch, in the first major indication that Republicans may not have to resort to the so-called ďnuclear optionĒ to fill the empty Supreme Court seat. Senator Patrick Leahy, Vermont Democrat, said heíll vote against Judge Gorsuchís nomination, but doesnít think a filibuster is the right path. ďI am not inclined to filibuster, even though Iím not inclined to vote for him,Ē Leahy told the Vermont Digger on Sunday.
  • Gorsuch rebuffs Leahy on Trump travel ban questions

    03/21/2017 1:08:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | March 21, 2017 | Cody Derespina
    Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy struggled to pin down Judge Neil Gorsuch Tuesday on President Trump's controversial travel ban, as the Supreme Court nominee smoothly sidestepped questions relating to the policy currently on hold by the courts. Gorsuch instead directed the contentious cross-examination into more general terrain where Gorsuch could advocate for religious liberty, without commenting on the specifics of the case. ďI will apply the law,Ē Gorsuch vowed, during the second day of his Senate confirmation hearing. Leahy initially had tried to get the 10th Circuit Court judge to comment on the notion of a ďreligious litmus test for entry...
  • The Leahy Rules for Supreme Court Confirmation Mean Gorsuch Must Be Confirmed

    03/17/2017 6:32:52 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 18 replies
    The Republican Lawyer ^ | March 16, 2017
    Thursday, March 16, 2017 The Leahy Rules for Supreme Court Confirmation Mean Gorsuch Must Be Confirmed In preparation for the Gorsuch hearing next week, we thought we would mention some of the Democrat Rules for confirmation of a Supreme Court Justice from their most senior member. The Leahy Rule (Part 1) on the Presidentís power to pick a Supreme Court Justice. And I think as members of the [Judiciary] Committee, we should respect the mandate the president has earned. The president had told us in 1980 and 1984 he would appoint judges of his philosophy. He was given a mandate...
  • Progressive candidates draw comparisons to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (will Crowley win?)

    09/06/2018 7:04:14 PM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    See BS ^ | 9/06/18 | GRACE SEGERS
    The Democratic side of Congress is almost certainly going to look a little different after the midterm elections this year, as a result of the success of women and minority candidates in primary contests. Race by race, they've begun to make inroads into the traditional white and male establishment of national politics. The victory of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in the Democratic primary against New York Rep. Joe Crowley -- a ten-term incumbent and the fourth highest-ranking Democrat in the House -- has been a beacon for other outsider progressive women and minorities trying to defeat entrenched Washington incumbents. **SNIP** Massachusetts' 7th...
  • Inside the makeover of the Democratic (/socialist) Party

    09/06/2018 3:00:51 AM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 9/05/18 | Bill Barrow, Juana Summers
    The Democratic makeover is in full swing. **SNIP** Those tensions could come to a head if Pelosi struggles to be elected speaker. Even if she wins, it could be difficult for her to preside over a more liberal caucus. James, of the Collective PAC, said that's exactly the idea. "The status quo to me doesn't mean getting rid of people who have been in office a long time," she said. "It means you can't have the same mentality, you can't have the same goals. You can't have the same playbook. You've got to switch it up."