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  • Vermont doctors push back against assisted-suicide requirement

    07/22/2016 2:51:26 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 11 replies
    Megynkelly.org ^ | July 21, 2016 | Bradford Richardson
    Vermont doctors and health care professionals are pushing back against an interpretation of state law that they say requires them to help kill patients who wish to die. Members of two medical groups, the Vermont Alliance for Ethical Healthcare and Christian Medical & Dental Associations, filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against officials in two state medical agencies responsible for the interpretation. The lawsuit says these agencies have interpreted a 2013 physician-assisted suicide law, Act 39, in a way that would require health care professionals to counsel terminally ill patients about the option to commit suicide. Additionally, under such an interpretation...
  • APNewsBreak: 2 Vermont DNC delegates replaced due to gender

    07/21/2016 11:13:42 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 21, 2016 6:02 PM EDT | Dave Gram
    A complaint to the Democratic National Convention says two male Vermont delegates were replaced by women in the name of “gender balance” and without adequate due process. The complaint, filed by 21 Vermont Democrats including 16 women, says the national party this month strong armed the state party to replace Vermont Sen. Tim Ashe and party stalwart Ken Dean, although Dean and Ashe were elected June 11. Dean is among the 21 complainants; Ashe is not. …
  • DNC replaces two Vermont delegates - because they're men

    07/21/2016 2:07:20 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 35 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 21, 2016 | Ashe Schow
    The Democratic National Convention ordered the state party of Vermont to replace two delegates — because they're men. State Sen. Tim Ashe and party insider Ken Dean were ordered to be replaced by the DNC so that the party could achieve a gender balance. Dean and Ashe have filed a formal complaint with the DNC's credentials committee, according to the Associated Press. Dean and Ashe were elected by the people of Vermont to serve as delegates on June 11. Everything was fine until July 5, when the DNC ordered the state party to replace the two men with women. This...
  • 2 Transgender Women Make History With Congressional Primary Wins

    07/10/2016 9:47:24 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 70 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | June 29, 2016 | Jennifer Bendery
    WASHINGTON — Transgender women won two congressional primary races Tuesday night — and made history as the first trans people to become major candidates for the U.S. House or Senate. Utah voters chose Misty Snow (D) to run against Sen. Mike Lee (R) in November. In Colorado, voters backed Misty Plowright (D) to take on Rep. Doug Lamborn (R). It’s a long shot for either to get elected. Utah is a solidly Republican state, and Lamborn’s district in Colorado is extremely conservative. Still, it’s a positive sign that transgender candidates aren’t just out there, they can also succeed. “In what...
  • Clinton backers nix Israel 'occupation' add to Democratic platform

    07/10/2016 1:26:50 AM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 9 replies
    Supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Saturday rejected a proposal to include a statement in the party's platform calling for Israel's "end to occupations and illegal settlements," CNN reported. ... While the committee voted against the addition 95-73, CNN reported that the move garnered the loudest negative response of the day from the audience. ... One crowd member was escorted out of the meeting after he stood up and yelled that the party had "sold out" to AIPAC (the American Israel Public Affairs Committee).
  • Sanders dealt trade defeat at Democrat platform meeting (Hillary Delegates Stop Anti-TPP)

    07/09/2016 1:38:16 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 10 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | July 9, 2016 | Jeff Weiner
    Bernie Sanders supporters lost a debate over international trade that divided Democrats during a meeting in Orlando on Saturday to draft their party platform. Sanders supporters had hoped the party's official position statement for 2016 would include language explicitly rejecting the Trans-Pacific Partnership, while backers of Hillary Clinton, the presumptive nominee, argued for softer language. Both presidential candidates oppose the controversial trade agreement, but it was championed by President Barack Obama, leaving the party in an awkward position.
  • Geneologist with the Cherokee Nation investigates Elizabeth Warren's family history

    07/08/2016 10:04:51 AM PDT · by briancraigshow · 106 replies
    Libsyn ^ | July 8th, 2016 | Brian Craig
    I interviewed a Genealogist from the Cherokee Indian Nation. She has investigated the entire family history of Elizabeth Warren and have found she is a complete fraud. It is clear she is not an Indian! Listen to the interview for the details
  • Jill Stein: Prosecute Clinton for Reckless Abuses of National Security [Green Party]

    07/06/2016 11:24:51 PM PDT · by Robwin · 47 replies
    Jill2016 ^ | 07/06/16 | Jill Stein
    Jill Stein made the following statement about the FBI decision regarding Hillary Clinton's violations of national security laws as Secretary of State. Today FBI Director James Comey described Hillary Clinton's email communications as Secretary of State as "extremely careless." His statement undermined the defenses Clinton put forward, stating the FBI found 110 emails on Clinton's server that were classified at the time they were sent or received; eight contained information classified at the highest level, "top secret," at the time they were sent. That stands in direct contradiction to Clinton's repeated insistence she never sent or received any classified emails....
  • Discovered papers: Hanoi directed Kerry [2004]

    01/29/2013 3:19:13 AM PST · by RaceBannon · 81 replies
    world net daily ^ | Published: 10/26/2004 at 1:00 AM | Art Moore
    memory hole reminder The first documentary evidence that Vietnamese communists were directly steering John Kerry’s group Vietnam Veterans Against the War has been discovered in a U.S. archive, according to a researcher who spoke with WorldNetDaily. Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2004/10/27207/#615wufvA5oZXKuWK.99
  • Mika Accuses: People Are ‘Hostages’ To Notion Hillary Deserves Special Treatment

    07/07/2016 8:38:18 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 23 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Mika Brzezinski makes no bones about being a liberal Democrat. She was big on Bernie, even more enthusiastic about Elizabeth Warren, whom she repeatedly urged to run for president. But while she might well vote for Hillary in the end, Brzezinski is anything but a Clinton acolyte. Her aversion was on display on today’s Morning Joe. A clip rolled of Speaker Paul Ryan saying that as a candidate Hillary should be denied classified briefings, given FBI Director Comey’s finding that she had been “extremely careless” with classified information. Panelists Harold Ford, Jr., Jim VandeHei and Michael Steele scoffed at the...
  • House Democrats boo Bernie Sanders in contentious meeting

    07/07/2016 10:10:06 AM PDT · by blueyon · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | 07/06/16 | By Deirdre Walsh,
    House Democrats roughed up Sen. Bernie Sanders in a closed-door session Wednesday after he deflected questions about when he would formally back Hillary Clinton for president, with a group of members booing him at one point, according to three Democrats who attended the meeting.
  • Bernie Sanders: Democrats Need to Wake Up

    06/28/2016 5:48:03 PM PDT · by GilGil · 22 replies
    NYT ^ | 6/28/2016 | Bernie Sanders
    Let’s be clear. The global economy is not working for the majority of people in our country and the world. This is an economic model developed by the economic elite to benefit the economic elite. We need real change... We need a president who will vigorously support international cooperation that brings the people of the world closer together, reduces hypernationalism and decreases the possibility of war. We also need a president who respects the democratic rights of the people, and who will fight for an economy that protects the interests of working people, not just Wall Street, the drug companies...
  • Sanders supporters melt down over FBI's Clinton decision

    07/05/2016 12:44:58 PM PDT · by Mariner · 83 replies
    CNN ^ | July 5th, 2016 | By Gregory Krieg
    (CNN)It's not only Donald Trump and Republicans expressing their indignation at the FBI's decision not to recommend charges against Hillary Clinton over her handling of classified materials on a private email server. The Tuesday announcement also set off a torrent of anger and frustration among some of Bernie Sanders' most diehard supporters, a vocal minority who have been agitating for an indictment of the former secretary of state in the hopes it would vault the Vermont senator to the Democratic nomination. Trump and the Sanders bitter-enders had played up the possibility, pointing to what they called an "FBI convention" that...
  • Bernie Sanders Offers No Concession in Address to Supporters

    06/17/2016 5:57:22 AM PDT · by Eddie01 · 27 replies
    NBCNEWS ^ | Jun 17 2016, 7:40 am ET | Alex Seitz-Wald
    Bernie Sanders is not ready to concede his presidential campaign, nor is he ready to throw his support behind Hillary Clinton, leaving his political future murky. [snip]
  • Sanders is itching for a convention fight

    07/01/2016 1:07:29 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | July 1,2016 | DANIEL STRAUSS
    If platform flash points aren't resolved, the Vermont senator says he'll take his battle to the floor of the Democratic convention. While he admits that some gains are better than none at all, Sanders himself has already begun voicing his dissatisfaction. In an email to supporters on Thursday (titled "We're going to the convention") Sanders wrote that "we are going to take our political revolution into the halls of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia where we will fight to place a $15 minimum wage, opposition to TPP, and a ban on fracking directly into the Democratic Platform." That email...
  • Video: Clinton Delegate Attacks Bernie Supporter With His Cane

    06/23/2016 7:35:29 AM PDT · by rustyweiss74 · 5 replies
    The Mental Recession ^ | 06/23/2016 | Rusty Weiss
    A Democrat party meeting in New York erupted in chaos earlier this week, as Bernie Sanders supporters were denied a motion to vote for DNC chairman and had their microphone cut during an objection. In the ensuing commotion, a delegate for Hillary Clinton allegedly smacked a woman of color twice, once with his hand and another time with his cane.
  • Hacker Docs Show DNC Allied With Hillary Clinton Against Bernie Sanders

    06/18/2016 6:51:33 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 17, 2016 | Dustin stockton
    Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ primary campaign was undermined by supposedly neutral party officials, according to a document snatched from Democratic National Committee by the hacker who calls himself “Guccifer 2.0.” The document shows that Clinton and the DNC have been working in together against Sanders from at least the spring of 2015. The document, dated May 26, 2015, shows that the DNC had already chosen Clinton as the party’s expected nominee and was going to work with reporters from mainstream outlets to downplay Clinton’s negatives and to highlight her positives throughout the course of the primary. The document was created...
  • Sanders worries Trump is benefiting politically from Brexit

    06/29/2016 10:55:34 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 29, 2016 7:14 AM EDT
    Sen. Bernie Sanders is arguing that “the global economy is not working for the majority of people in our country and the world.” Sanders, who hasn’t yet abandoned his presidential campaign, writes in a New York Times op-ed Wednesday that Republican Donald Trump “could benefit from the same forces” that led Britain to vote to leave the European Union. He says that any political advantage flowing to Trump from this market-moving vote “should sound an alarm for the Democratic Party.” …
  • Sanders delegates shocked they need cash for DNC trip

    07/04/2016 10:51:46 PM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 48 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 7/4/2015 | Mary Kay Linge
    Some of Bernie Sanders’ 1,831 New York delegates can’t scrape up enough cash to attend this month’s Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia — so they’ve turned to crowdfunding websites to raise the cash. “The cost definitely was a surprise,” said Jessica Frisco, 23, a delegate from the Upper West Side. “People are freaking out.” Unlike the savvy operators who usually win slots as convention delegates, some from Sanders’ campaign say they had no idea they would have to spend up to $5,000 on travel expenses.
  • Sen. D’Amato Drops Bomb: Hillary Allowed Russia to Take Ownership of US Uranium to Sell to Iran

    07/05/2016 3:28:29 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 84 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 07/03/016 | Jim Hoft
    Former Senator Al D’Amato (R-NY) dropped a bomb on Sunday Morning Futures this AM. D’Amato told Maria Bartiromo that Hillary allowed Russia to take ownership of US uranium so they could sell it to Iran. Hillary made it possible for the Russians to take control of one of our huge uranium producers and allow them to own the company, export the uranium and who do they sell the uranium to? Iran! Now if people knew that and that the foundation as a result of that got $135 million. I think people would start saying, “What?” Former Senator Al D’Amato (R-NY)...
  • SEGMENT: BERNIE SANDERS B!TCh SLAPS HIS SUPPORTERS (Diamond and Silk!)

    07/03/2016 12:37:49 PM PDT · by GilGil · 6 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7/3/2016 | Diamond and Silk
    Bernie Sanders burns his supporters literally by selling out to the corrupt system and the lies of Hillary Clinton. He said that she is not qualified to be president yet he plans to endorse Crooked Hillary for president. Such a hypocrite. Welcome aboard Ex Bernie Sanders supporters.
  • Why I, a Bernie supporter, prefer Trump to Hillary Clinton [Millenial Mom for Trump]

    07/02/2016 6:57:24 AM PDT · by Future Useless Eater · 18 replies
    YouTube ^ | 26-June-2016 | Cassandra Fairbanks
    Over the past few days, I've taken a massive amount of sh*t for saying I would support Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton. To the point where people were trying to get me fired. Which by the way is not being successful. So I figured I would explain myself a little bit, because its completely out of control. I've been called a Nazi, a sexist, a racist, you name it, for the past three or four days, and its just completely absurd. So, I would like to clarify a little, why I think Donald Trump is the better option than...
  • 6 states don't require background checks for nurses

    06/29/2016 6:21:02 PM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    Becker's Healthcare ^ | June 27, 2016 | Tamara Rosin
    Nurses with convictions for crimes of violence, sexual offenses and drug thefts are able to evade detection in six states, which have far fewer protections in place than most states when it comes to licensing healthcare workers ... While candidates for jobs such as massage therapists or private investigators are required to submit a fingerprint for checks against state and FBI conviction records, the nurse licensing systems in Colorado, Wisconsin, New York, Vermont, Maine and Hawaii rely on self-disclosure and complaints. The porous process allows nurses disqualified from obtaining licensure in other states to obtain a license in one of...
  • Actually, Elizabeth Warren is a terrible candidate

    06/27/2016 9:18:53 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 26 replies
    Enthusiasm for Warren is artificially amplified by a sympathetic media echo chamber. This phenomenon is not unlike Huntsman ’12… (SNIP) I know what you’re thinking: Warren beat Brown. Scott Brown out-campaigned Warren in MA Senate ’12– and would have won, were it not for 3 factors out of his control… (SNIP) Despite Obama’s landslide victory (61-38), Warren won by a narrow margin: 53-47, meaning a significant number of Obama voters defected to Brown. (SNIP) That cycle, many Democrat Senate candidates– running in much less favorable territory– won by greater margins: √ Tom Carper 66.4% √ Sheldon Whitehouse 64.8% √ Joe...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 26 June 2016

    06/26/2016 4:32:23 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 206 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 26 June 2016 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows June 26th, 2016 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Robby Mook, campaign manager for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton; former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va.; Paul Manafort, adviser to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.THIS WEEK (ABC): Labor Secretary Tom Perez; Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders; Sen. Bob Corker, Tenn.
  • Democratic platform drafters align on Israeli-Palestinian stance

    06/23/2016 8:01:06 PM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 6 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | June 23, 2016
    Two delegates to the Democratic Party’s platform drafting committee — one appointed by Hillary Clinton and the other by Bernie Sanders — said the platform must reflect the hardships faced both by Israelis and Palestinians. [Reps. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., and Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., appointed by Sanders and Clinton respectively, said] “Palestinians struggle under an unjust occupation that deprives them of the rights, opportunities and independence that they deserve. That is the reality of a conflict that has gone on for far too long and at a terrible cost.” The statement was released by J Street, the liberal Middle East policy...
  • Bernie Sanders versus the Pentagon

    06/22/2016 10:22:52 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 7 replies
    POLITICO ^ | February 18, 2016 | Michael Crowley
    In 1995, he introduced a bill to terminate America’s nuclear weapons program. As late as 2002, he supported a 50 percent cut for the Pentagon. And he says corrupt defense contractors are to blame for “massive fraud” and a “bloated military budget.” Since he arrived in Congress, Bernie Sanders has been a fierce crusader against Pentagon spending, calling for defense cuts that few Democrats have been willing to support. Should he defeat Hillary Clinton, analysts say, he will likely be the biggest critic of the Pentagon to win a major party nomination since World War II. Story Continued Below “He...
  • Clinton Superdelegate Chaka Fattah Found Guilty on Corruption Charges

    06/21/2016 3:34:15 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies
    FreeBeacon.com ^ | 6/21/16 | Joe Schoffstall
    Rep. Chaka Fattah (D., Pa.), a Hillary Clinton superdelegate, was convicted on Tuesday on corruption charges stemming from a racketeering conspiracy in which the congressman and four associates misappropriated thousands of dollars from federal, campaign, and charitable sources. Fattah and four associates were indicted in July 2015 on 29 corruption charges including racketeering, bribery, money laundering, mail and wire fraud, bank fraud, and falsification of records, among other charges. The Department of Justice said Fattah took an illegal $1 million loan from his failed Philadelphia mayoral bid in 2007 and disguised it as a loan to his consulting company. At...
  • HuffPost: Fight Imperialism, No More US 'Citizens'

    06/21/2016 12:17:53 PM PDT · by CptnObvious · 29 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | June 21, 2016 | 9:42 AM EDT | Elliot Polsky
    Suddenly the picture becomes clear! If the U.S. says some people are on U.S. soil illegally and others are there legally, then the U.S. creates a culture in which some people have human rights and some don’t. But everyone deserves human rights. So, by modus tollens, we must abandon the concept that some people can be in the U.S. “illegally,” that some people are citizens and some aren’t. Open border for everyone!
  • DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz Is Finally Kicked to the Curb

    06/20/2016 2:14:40 PM PDT · by detective · 58 replies
    Th Observer ^ | 06/20/16 | Michael Sainato
    DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz has turned over her duties to Brandon Davis, National Political Coordinator for the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), who was installed by the Clinton campaign. Wasserman Schultz will retain her title as DNC Chair until the Democratic Party votes on a successor. While Democratic presidential nominees traditionally appoint election managers after the primaries end—as Barack Obama did in 2008—the alleged removal of Wasserman Schultz as DNC chair was nothing more than a publicity stunt. In effect, the move allows Clinton to tout an image of responding to Wasserman Schultz’s poor favorability without actually having to...
  • The Perot-Myth and the Bush Family

    06/19/2016 9:39:18 AM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 47 replies
    vanity | self
    Since 1992, Republicans have been smarting their loss by claiming that Ross Perot stole enough votes to elect Bill Clinton. Even as much as the loyal opposition seeks to demystify the winner's victory, the Perot-elected-Clinton lie has only served to force the GOP to adopt pro-immigrant pro-big-gov narratives. Perot was more liberal than Slick Willie himself. http://www.ontheissues.org/Ross_Perot.htm He was pro-abortion, pro-homo, and for tax hikes on fossil fuel, the driver of American jobs. Bush I's job approvals in 1992 were as low than Jimmy Carter's in 1980 http://spectator.org/63682_bushioisie-wrong-ross-perot-didnt-cost-ghw-bush-white-house-1992/ http://www.gallup.com/poll/116677/presidential-approval-ratings-gallup-historical-statistics-trends.aspx Of course Bush was 1000x better than Surrender Monkey Dhimmi, but...
  • Worlds largest 'FART-IN' planned for Hillary Clinton's acceptance speech in Philadelphia

    06/19/2016 10:31:47 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 67 replies
    Liveleak ^ | 6/18/16 | liveleak
    The Dirty Bernie supporters/delegates are holding a massive bean-dinner the night before and are encouraging everybody who's anybody to eat beans, show up, and let the world know that the way the Dem elections were run, some say defrauding Dirty Bernie of his rightful place as the Dem Candidate for POTUS (law suits in several States) really stinks. Just a few of the plethora of sources: http://www.truthdig.com/eartotheground/item/worlds_largest_fart-in_planned_for_hillary_clintons_acceptance_speech_in_ph http://www.topix.com/forum/philly/T8T2D4QDQC3LC9N3D http://www.democraticunderground.com/10141493594 Read more at http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=26f_1466305429#60PhfxET8WEmKuX9.99
  • VIDEO SURFACES=> HILLARY CLINTON Defended WALL STREET – Blamed Homeowners During Financial Crisis

    05/24/2016 5:28:55 PM PDT · by blueyon · 33 replies
    The Gateway Pundt ^ | 5/24/16 | Jim Hoft
    On Tuesday Hillary Clinton accused Donald Trump of “cheering” the housing crisis that saw millions of Americans lose their homes. Hillary Clinton was probably hoping her comments during the crisis would not surface.
  • Dear Government: Leave Me the Hell Alone (UBI)

    05/13/2016 10:21:39 AM PDT · by blam · 19 replies
    TDR ^ | 5-11-2016 | Michael Covel
    May 11, 2016 Michael Covel An insidious new fantasy is blooming in Washington, D.C, academia and the media… Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders dreams about it in between bong hits. It’s lovingly endorsed by “off the wall” left-wing economist Paul Krugman. And the ultra-progressive Huffington Post calls it “the idea that could revolutionize the 21st century.” The hype surrounding this “revolutionary” idea will soon be an everyday talking point. And if you’re a hard-working citizen who takes care of your own responsibilities, you should pay extra close attention… Because you’re about to get fleeced and forced to enjoy it… Utopian...
  • Rep. Barney Frank says Orlando shooting reinforces case for surveillance of 'Islamic Element'

    06/13/2016 1:48:10 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 42 replies
    MassLive.com ^ | 06/13/2016 | Michelle Williams
    Barney Frank, a long serving member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts, voiced concerns regarding the safety of gay Americans, an "Islamic element" in terrorism and an increased need for surveillance and gun control. Frank spoke of the attack at a gay nightclub in Orlando this weekend in an interview with the New York Times Monday. "It's an attack against gay people but it does not reflect a general deterioration of our standing in America," he said. "It reflects the virulence of the hatred in this sector of Islam." Frank represented Massachusetts in the House for 32 years,...
  • The Secret History of Superdelegates

    06/13/2016 11:33:45 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 13 replies
    Moyers & Company ^ | Branko Marcetic
    Just 712 Democratic officials will decide whether Clinton or Sanders wins the nomination. Documents show that's what the party planned all along. This post originally appeared at In These Times. Since its launch, a specter has haunted Bernie Sanders’ run for the Democratic nomination. It’s not his age, though at 74 he would be the oldest president in American history. And it’s not that he’s an avowed socialist, the label that a mere eight years ago was used to smear Barack Obama as a sinister, alien threat to the American way of life. Rather, it has been the so-called superdelegates...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Top Gazan Jihadist Claims Orlando Shooter Was Terror Group Member

    06/12/2016 10:23:30 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 12,2016 | Aaron Klien
    TEL AVIV – A top Islamic State-tied jihadist in the Gaza Strip claimed in an interview on Sunday that he “knows” that Omar Mateen, the Orlando club shooter, was a member of a terrorist organization. Abu al-Ayna al-Ansari, a Salafist movement senior official in the Gaza Strip, claimed he was told that Mateen was a member of one of the groups that fall under the jihadiya Salafiya franchise, meaning the network of loosely-based Salafist jihadist groups such as the Islamic State, Al-Qaeda, and the Al Nusra Front. Ansari made the claim in a pre-recorded interview to air in full tonight...
  • BUILD BRIDGES, NOT WALLS HILLARY SAID, SO THEY BUILT A FENCE

    06/11/2016 10:42:03 AM PDT · by SJackson · 18 replies
    Hillary told Univision (the Mexican Cable TV Station) that we should be “building bridges, not walls.” Of course in reference to Donald Trump’s stand that we need to secure our borders with a ‘wall.’ So in preparation for the DNC Convention in Philadelphia, they are erecting a huge fence to keep out…Sanders supporters? Wait, isn’t a fence like a wall? If they can build one, why can’t we? “I think the idea of building walls as an answer to issues that confront our country is just not the right approach. We should be building bridges, we should be building understanding.”...
  • Sanders: I'm staying in the race

    06/09/2016 10:15:27 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 112 replies
    Politico ^ | June 9, 2016 | Nick Gass
    After spending an hour meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House, Bernie Sanders vowed to stay in the race for Tuesday's District of Columbia primary while acknowledging that he would work with Hillary Clinton to defeat Donald Trump in the general election. Sanders ticked through a list of his priorities, promising to take those issues to the convention in Philadelphia next month.
  • Obama Debate Comments Set Off Firestorm (Obama vs. Hillary 2007 Blast from the Past)

    06/09/2016 1:54:04 PM PDT · by SaveFerris · 4 replies
    Wash Post ^ | Tuesday, July 24, 2007; 11:12 PM | By TOM RAUM The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON -- Barack Obama's offer to meet without precondition with leaders of renegade nations such as Cuba, North Korea and Iran touched off a war of words, with rival Hillary Rodham Clinton calling him naive and Obama linking her to President Bush's diplomacy. Older politicians in both parties questioned the wisdom of such a course, while Obama's supporters characterized it as a repudiation of Bush policies of refusing to engage with certain adversaries. It triggered a round of competing memos and statements Tuesday between the chief Democratic presidential rivals. Obama's team portrayed it as a bold stroke; Clinton supporters saw...
  • Politico Quickly Changes Story to Make Sanders Campaign Exit Seem Likely

    06/09/2016 1:49:40 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 9 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 9, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    Sneaky, sneaky, sneaky. Oh Politico! You're going to have to wake up a lot earlier in the morning to sneak a fast one by your humble correspondent. And in this case, Politico tried to sneak a major story change by at 1:18 in the afternoon. What happened is that at 12:48 PM today, Politico published a story about Bernie Sanders staying in the race. That is big news since it means that Sanders will probably stick it out he until he goes to the Democrat convention in late July. However, if you now go to the story, you will see that...
  • Stick a Fork in Warren, She’s Done

    06/09/2016 12:28:56 PM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 42 replies
    Lifezette ^ | 9 June 2016 | Edmund Kozak
    Elizabeth “Fauxcahontas” Warren is constantly mentioned as a top choice for Hillary Clinton’s ticket as vice president, but few have bothered to examine whether she would be a disastrous for an already troubled candidate. A Clinton-Warren ticket could actually make winning over the Democratic far-left harder for Clinton. Some argue that Warren, a popular progressive, could boost Clinton’s appeal to former supporters of Bernie Sanders, but a closer examination suggests a Clinton-Warren ticket could actually make winning over the Democratic far-left much harder for Clinton. [SNIP] Moreover, many Sanders supporters are angry at Warren for not endorsing him — shocked...
  • Obama to meet with Sanders Thursday

    06/08/2016 9:39:30 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 15 replies
    thehill.com | 6/8/16 | Jonathan Easley
    Sanders and Obama will meet in person Thursday, according to the press release, to “continue their conversation about the significant issues at stake in this election that matter most to America's working families.” “The President looks forward to continuing the conversation with Senator Sanders about how to build on the extraordinary work he has done to engage millions of Democratic voters, and to build on that enthusiasm in the weeks and months ahead,” the White House said in a statement. Obama is believed to be close to officially endorsing Clinton for president.
  • Inside the bitter last days of Bernie's revolution

    06/08/2016 1:44:57 AM PDT · by Enchante · 69 replies
    Politico ^ | 06/07/16 | By EDWARD-ISAAC DOVERE and GABRIEL DEBENEDETTI
    There’s no strategist pulling the strings, and no collection of burn-it-all-down aides egging him on. At the heart of the rage against Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party, the campaign aides closest to him say, is Bernie Sanders. It was the Vermont senator who personally rewrote his campaign manager’s shorter statement after the chaos at the Nevada state party convention and blamed the political establishment for inciting the violence. He was the one who made the choice to go after Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz after his wife read him a transcript of her blasting him on television....
  • Under Dem pressure, Sanders giving mixed messages on post-primary plans

    06/07/2016 12:49:32 PM PDT · by Innovative · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 7, 2016 | Fox News
    Bernie Sanders is blasting out mixed messages about his presidential campaign plans once the dust settles from Tuesday’s last major batch of primaries – on one hand vowing to fight to the convention, and on the other saying he’ll “assess” his options Wednesday, as he returns home to Burlington. The speculation is swirling as Sanders faces mounting pressure from senior Democrats to step aside and let likely nominee Hillary Clinton charge ahead in the general election battle against Donald Trump. President Obama reportedly is expected to get behind Clinton in a matter of days. But Sanders’ plans are the big...
  • The Six Day War Remembered-A reflection on the "what-might-have-beens. "

    06/07/2016 4:28:36 AM PDT · by SJackson · 28 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 6-7-16 | Joseph Puder
    The Six Day War Remembered A reflection on the "what-might-have-beens. " June 7, 2016 Joseph Puder    This May, Israel celebrated its 68th year of independent statehood. On June 5th, Israel commemorated the 49th anniversary of the Six Day War, in which it liberated the Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem’s Old city, including the Western Wall.  The Etzion Bloc, Jewish property seized by Jordan’s Arab Legion and held for 19 years was also liberated.  The proverbial Israeli “David” of the pre-1967 years has been transformed by the international press and western academia into the post-1967 “Goliath.”  In the process, Israel...
  • 'Our family bought this land, it belongs to Jews'

    06/07/2016 4:39:46 AM PDT · by SJackson · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6-6-16
    Descendants of Israel Dov Frumkin, who purchased land near Old City of Jerusalem, celebrates campaign to redeem property. While the Jewish community in the neighborhood of Silwan (Shiloach) in eastern Jerusalem has elicited fierce criticism from the Israeli left and even the American government, descendants of the original owner of the “Kfar HaTeimanim” (Yemenite Village) area in Silwan celebrated the planned construction of an additional apartment building for the growing Jewish population. Yair Frumkin and his sister are direct descendants of Israel Dov Frumkin, who purchased the land the predominantly-Arab neighborhood of Silwan now sits back in 1882. The land...
  • Trump, Clinton, Sanders and the anti-Semites

    06/07/2016 4:44:12 AM PDT · by SJackson · 24 replies
    Israel Hayom ^ | 6-7-16 | Richard Baehr
    In the past few weeks, there have been a series of stories by Jewish writers about ‎what happened to them when they seemingly unleashed the fury of right-wing anti-‎Semites online by writing something deemed unfriendly toward or critical of ‎Donald Trump, or in one case, his wife, Melania. The toxic response from the angry ‎internet/social media mob, now commonly described as part of the alt-right ‎‎(alternative right) movement, has seemed to confirm what writers on the Left have ‎believed for a long time: that while the Left may be critical of Israel, or its settlement ‎policy, or of Prime Minister...
  • Sanders’ bigoted appointees endanger Clinton’s election

    06/07/2016 4:47:52 AM PDT · by SJackson · 14 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 6-7-16 | ALAN DERSHOWITZ
    It is up to centrist Democrats, who still represent a majority of the party, to resist this attempt, and to ensure that support for Israel remains a point of bipartisan consensus. For many years now support for Israel has been a rare point of bipartisan consensus in an increasingly polarized political climate. Bernie Sanders apparently seems determined to undermine that consensus. Sanders has demonstrated a consistent bias against the nation-state of the Jewish people and surrounded himself with foreign-policy “experts” who often describe Israel as an apartheid state, and have repeatedly accused the IDF of committing war crimes. Sanders has...
  • Bernie Sanders, the Non-Jewish Jew and Non-American American

    06/07/2016 5:17:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 7, 2016 | Dennis Prager
    If you want to understand Sen. Bernie Sanders, this is what you need to know: He is the quintessential modern identity-free man. He is a non-Jewish Jew and a non-American American. In Sanders' speeches and interviews, there is virtually no mention of his being a Jew (unless he's asked about it), and -- what's truly amazing for an American presidential candidate -- there are few mentions of America, except to lament American inequality, Wall Street corruption and other American evils. The term "non-Jewish Jew" is not mine. It is generally attributed to a Jewish historian, Isaac Deutscher, who wrote an...