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  • Police identify Manchester teen accused of stabbing Mass. state trooper

    10/22/2018 4:13:14 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 11 replies
    New Hampshire Union Leader ^ | 10-21-18 | Paul Feely
    Massachusetts state police have identified the Manchester teen they claim stabbed one of their troopers multiple times last Friday afternoon before being shot after a car chase across three states. Massachusetts State Police said Sunday night that Nghia Le, 18, of Manchester remains hospitalized at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester after being shot following an alleged attack on a Massachusetts state trooper in New Salem, Mass. Le is facing charges of armed assault with intent to murder and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and is being held on $1 million bail pending his arraignment sometime early this...
  • US mid-term elections: The Republican who changed his mind over guns

    10/22/2018 2:26:07 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 20 replies
    BBC News ^ | 22nd October 2018 | Anthony Zurcher
    Not long ago Republican Phil Scott was one of the most popular governors in America, poised for a comfortable re-election in November. Then, after a possible school shooting was discovered by police in Vermont, he decided to support sweeping gun-control legislation - and has reaped a political whirlwind. The Vermont governor stands at a lectern in front of the state capitol building in Montpelier on a grey, blustery April day earlier this year. His wife and various politicians, officials and dignitaries stand behind him. Before him, a motley crowd. Some are cheering; others are angry - and loud. He's talking...
  • Judge blocks new voting law, SB3, calling it burdensome (NH)

    10/22/2018 12:21:18 PM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 16 replies
    WMUR ^ | 10/22/2018 | John DiStaso
    The state has been blocked from using the new voter registration forms and affidavit set out in the controversial 2017 law known as Senate Bill 3 in the upcoming election, calling it burdensome, confusing and likely to create long lines at voting places. Superior Court Judge Kenneth Brown on Monday issued a preliminary injunction enjoining the state from moving forward with the provisions of the law, which was challenged shortly after it was signed last year by Gov. Chris Sununu. The ruling was in favor of the plaintiffs, the League of Women Voters, the New Hampshire Democratic Party and several...
  • Democrats Never Learn — You Can’t Win in November by Embracing Socialism

    10/22/2018 10:45:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 22, 2018 | Justin Haskins
    After months of promising a November “blue wave,” Democrats’ chances of taking back Congress are shrinking by the day.Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp is on track to lose her seat in North Dakota by double-digits. A recent New York Times/Siena poll has Republican senatorial candidate Marsha Blackburn ahead by more than 14 points. Sen. Ted Cruz is now consistently polling with at least a 7-point advantage.All told, Real Clear Politics is projecting Republicans will hold on to at least 50 seats in the Senate, and several of the remaining “toss-up” races are in states that normally lean Republican, including Arizona, Indiana, and Missouri. Republicans are...
  • Poll: GOP Vermont governor has 14-point lead on Dem challenger

    Vermont's Republican governor holds a 14-point lead over his Democratic challenger in the race with roughly two weeks to go until Election Day, according to a new poll. A VPR-Vermont PBS poll released Monday showed 42 percent of respondents support Gov. Phil Scott (R) for another term, while 28 percent back Democrat Christine Hallquist, who earlier this year became the first transgender candidate to win a major party's nomination for governor. Hallquist is a former chief executive of the Vermont Electric Cooperative. ADVERTISEMENT Scott is bolstered by a strong approval rating. The poll found 45 percent of respondents approve of...
  • Is Tulsi Gabbard The Latest 2020 Democrat Hopeful?

    10/21/2018 2:51:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/20/2018 | Karen Townsend
    Is Rep. Tulsi Gabbard preparing for a run in the 2020 Democrat primary for president? The Hawaiian representative is the first Hindu to serve in Congress and an Iraqi war veteran. She’s also a Bernie Bro anti-war progressive who has even managed to get sideways with Hawaii’s teacher union. That takes some doing for a Democrat to lose the endorsement of a teacher’s union. She was one of just three representatives and the only Democrat who refused to condemn Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad’s genocidal chemical attack on his own people. After the attack, Gabbard traveled to Syria to meet...
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Responds to Criticism of Her Posh Photo Shoot Outfit: ‘Get Used to Me...

    09/16/2018 10:18:47 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 71 replies
    Mediaite ^ | Sep 15th, 2018, 6:55 pm | Tamar Auber
    FULL TITLE: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Responds to Criticism of Her Posh Photo Shoot Outfit: ‘Get Used to Me Slaying Lewks’ Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is not letting the criticism of her photo shoot look go unnoticed. Talk of her too posh clothes has sparked a lot of talk in conservative circles lately. During a segment on Fox and Friends on Saturday, the hosts joined in the slamming of the congressional candidate for wearing an expensive outfit during a photo shoot. “And then there is this. The rising star of the Democratic Party has expensive tastes for a socialist,” guest host Katie Pavlich said....
  • Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: ‘tactics to defeat Nazi Germany can defeat global warming’

    10/20/2018 6:40:35 PM PDT · by Trump_the_Evil_Left · 98 replies
    Watts Up With That ^ | October 20, 2018 | Anthony Watts
    From the occasionally used cortex department: Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said on Friday at a campaign event that the United States’ blueprint for beating global warming needs to be the same as the blueprint the U.S. used for defeating Nazi Germany in the 1940s. “So we talk about existential threats, the last time we had a really major existential threat to this country was around World War II,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “And so we’ve been here before and we have a blueprint of doing this before.” “None of these things are new ideas,” Ocasio-Cortez continued. “What we had was an existential...
  • Ocasio-Cortez: We Must Use Blueprint From Defeating Nazis to Defeat Global Warming

    10/20/2018 6:36:18 AM PDT · by kevcol · 150 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 19, 2018 | Cameron Cawthorne
    Democratic congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Friday night said the way the Allied Powers defeated the Nazis during World War II provides a blueprint for how the United States should defeat global warming. Ocasio-Cortez appeared at a climate change town hall in College Point, a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens, where she discussed her "radical" plan to tackle global warming, according to a clip first flagged by the Republican National Committee.
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Picks And Chooses Which Parts of Her Life to Highlight – But Here's What...

    10/14/2018 4:36:43 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 14, 2018 | Beth Baumann
    Full title: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Picks And Chooses Which Parts of Her Life to Highlight – But Here's What She Left Out Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Democratic Congressional candidate from New York, hit the scene a few months ago and quickly became the face of the future of the Democratic Party. Her socialist positions made her popular with Bernie Sanders and other of the like. After all, she is a member of the Democratic Socialists of America. On Saturday, Ocasio-Cortez celebrated her birthday in an odd way: by bragging about her "accomplishments" and the life she's built over the last seven years....
  • Democratic Socialism: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Wears $3,500 Outfit For Working Class Photo Op

    09/15/2018 6:49:45 AM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    Townhall ^ | September 14, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    As many have said about socialism, the issue is that you eventually run out of other people’s money. Socialist and rising Democratic star Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is bound for Congress on an agenda that will cost trillions. $40+ trillion in the first decade alone for her left wing goodies of free college and single-payer health care, those are the two big items. In three decades, the price tag for American democratic socialism will hit $218 trillion. But remember, socialists, like the pigs in Animal Farm, they don’t have to sacrifice a thing. Is Ocasio-Cortez more of a limousine liberal than a...
  • Crowley plans his comeback after Ocasio-Cortez defeat (still on the ballot)

    10/13/2018 6:08:30 PM PDT · by Libloather · 33 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/12/18 | Carl Campanile
    **SNIP** Crowley has formed a state campaign committee “Joe for NY,” and is holding a fundraiser Oct. 29 at the Fitzpatrick Grand Central Hotel in Manhattan, where the maximum suggested donation is $10,000. According to an email sent to “Irish Americans & Friends Crowley” by Walter Swett of the firm Dynamic SRG, who is the Crowley committee’s campaign treasurer, the group was “established to position Joe for future opportunities in public service.” **SNIP** The IrishCentral website recently floated Crowley’s name for statewide office, noting that, “While white ethnic Catholic no longer plays that well in Queens, it is a powerful...
  • Joe Crowley plans his comeback after Ocasio-Cortez defeat

    10/18/2018 10:09:33 AM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 16 replies
    NYPOST ^ | Oct 12 | Carl Campanile
    Veteran Rep. Joseph Crowley, defeated by newcomer Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in a primary election that shocked the political world, is laying the groundwork for a comeback. Crowley has formed a state campaign committee “Joe for NY,” and is holding a fundraiser Oct. 29 at the Fitzpatrick Grand Central Hotel in Manhattan, where the maximum suggested donation is $10,000. According to an email sent to “Irish Americans & Friends Crowley” by Walter Swett of the firm Dynamic SRG, who is the Crowley committee’s campaign treasurer, the group was “established to position Joe for future opportunities in public service.” Crowley was re-elected as...
  • Ocasio-Cortez refuses to endorse Bernie Sanders 2020 run

    10/19/2018 6:35:42 PM PDT · by Libloather · 48 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/18/18 | Gregg Re
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Democratic socialist congressional candidate who has spent weeks campaigning with fellow socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders, on Thursday refused to endorse his prospective candidacy in the 2020 presidential race. Ocasio-Cortez, 29, worked as an organizer for Sanders' failed presidential campaign in 2016 before winning in a surprise upset over longtime establishment Rep. Joe Crowley, D-N.Y., in the state's 14th Congressional District primary in May. "She’ll see what the field looks like," Corbin Trent, Ocasio-Cortez’s communications director, said in an interview with Politico. "She’s focused on 2018, [Bernie’s] focused on 2018. We’re all focused on 2018."
  • 'Anti-racism' rally in Berlin calls for destruction of Israel

    10/17/2018 4:12:48 PM PDT · by SJackson · 16 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | October 16, 2018 | Benjamin Weinthal
    Demonstrators at the march hoisted symbols in support of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. BERLIN – A march estimated by police to have included 100,000 demonstrators took place in Germany’s capital on Saturday to protest right-wing extremism. Speakers urged the obliteration of the Jewish state and support for the BDS campaign against Israel. The Jerusalem Post reviewed a video showing two speakers who called for the “liberation of all of Palestine 48” and “We must take a stand and boycott Israel. BDS.” The slogan to “liberate all of Palestine” refers to the founding of the Jewish state...
  • New York cab driver shouting 'Allah' brutally beats man, 62, on his way to synagogue [tr]

    10/15/2018 6:05:30 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 15, 2018 | Staff
    A 62-year-old Jewish man claims his attacker repeatedly shouted 'Allah' as he beat him in the middle of the road in Brooklyn, New York Sunday morning. Lipa Schwartz was on his way to synagogue when livery driver Farrukh Afzal, 37, battered him until another Hasidic man came to the rescue. 'All of a sudden 'boom!' I tried to protect myself, run away. I fell. He come again on me,' Schwartz told ABC7 Eyewitness News.
  • Surveillance footage proves white woman falsely accused black 9-year-old boy of sexual assault

    10/13/2018 6:16:10 AM PDT · by grayboots · 73 replies
    Pix11 ^ | 10/12/2018 | ANDREW RAMOS
    BROOKLYN — A Brooklyn woman is under fire after calling 911 on a young child, claiming he had groped her inside a Brooklyn deli. The incident has sparked a firestorm on social media because the woman is white and the young child is black. It all happened Wednesday at the Sahara Deli Market on Albemarle Road in Flatbush. The woman identified as Teresa Klein was being rung up at the front counter when the child walked by. According to Klein, the boy “grabbed my ass,” prompting her to call 911. Video of the exchange outside the deli when Klein confronted...
  • Ocasio-Cortez: 'There's no debate' that fossil fuel production should stop

    10/12/2018 5:02:41 PM PDT · by Libloather · 96 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/12/18 | Lauren Lee
    Democratic House candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez rallied an audience of supporters in Washington Thursday evening with calls to implement single-payer health care and tuition-free college – along with an appeal to stop fossil fuel production entirely. Ocasio-Cortez, who is running to represent New York’s 14th Congressional District, has made no secret of her opposition to fossil fuels. She’s called for politicians to forsake donations from the industry and is pushing a “Green New Deal” plan which entails a shift to 100 percent renewable energy by 2035. But she cast her position in stark terms Thursday, during a fundraiser at a restaurant...
  • Medicare Part B Premiums Rise Modestly In 2019, Except For Hefty New Hit To Highest Earners

    10/12/2018 11:16:36 AM PDT · by TomGuy · 94 replies
    Forbes ^ | October 12, 2018 | Ashlea Ebeling
    For 2019, Social Security is getting a 2.8% increase. Medicare Part B is increasing from $134 to $135.50. Other rates for high earners.
  • Donald Trump: Democrats 'Medicare for All' plan will demolish promises to seniors

    10/12/2018 6:43:52 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 11 replies
    USA Today | October 10, 2018 | Donald Trump
    No excerpts allowed from USA Today, story here.