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  • Democratic Congressmen ...THEIR ‘Abolish ICE’ Bill — Say They’ll Vote No

    07/12/2018 9:56:42 PM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 28 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 07/12/2018 | Molly Prince
    Actual title: Democratic Congressmen Accuse Paul Ryan Of Political Stunt For Calling For Vote On THEIR ‘Abolish ICE’ Bill — Say They’ll Vote No Three Democratic congressmen declared on Thursday that they will vote “no” on their own legislation if House Speaker Paul Ryan puts their bill on the floor. Reps. Mark Pocan of Wisconsin, Pramila Jayapal of Washington and Adriano Espaillat of New York introduced the Establishing a Humane Immigration Enforcement Act earlier Thursday, which would abolish ICE within one year of enactment, and also assemble a commission tasked with setting up a new immigration enforcement agency. .... The...
  • ‘There are NAZIS in our neighborhood’ reads a new billboard on Tacoma’s Pacific Avenue

    07/12/2018 9:16:08 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 34 replies
    The News Tribune ^ | July 12, 2018 | Craig Sailor
    A billboard that went up Tuesday on Pacific Avenue in Tacoma doesn’t mince words. “There are NAZIS in our neighborhood,” it reads against a black background. Tacoma Against Nazis paid for the sign, which hovers over a bank just north of South 72nd Street. The same group held a protest outside a tattoo parlor in the 1100 block of South 72nd Street on June 22. The group contends the parlor’s owners and staff are white supremacists. The parlor is less than a mile from the billboard. “We wanted something close to the tattoo parlor but we also wanted something in...
  • Charges dropped against last of Inauguration Day protest defendants

    07/06/2018 5:38:48 PM PDT · by seacapn · 40 replies
    WTOP-FM (Washington, DC news radio) ^ | July 6, 2018 | Rick Massimo
    WASHINGTON — Charges have been dropped against the remaining defendants arrested in the wake of violent protests on Inauguration Day 2017. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia said in a statement Friday that they believe “evidence shows that a riot occurred on January 20, 2017, during which more than $100,000 in damage was caused,” and that 21 people have pleaded guilty for their actions that day, including one felony. “In light of the results in the cases brought to trial, however, the U.S. Attorney’s Office has now moved to dismiss charges against the 39 remaining defendants in...
  • AP Exclusive: Washington hospital is 'like going into hell'

    07/06/2018 9:30:15 AM PDT · by DFG · 20 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 07/06/2018 | MARTHA BELLISLE
    Behind tall brick walls and secure windows, hundreds of patients at Washington state's largest psychiatric hospital live in conditions that fail U.S. health and safety standards, while overworked nurses and psychiatrists say they are navigating a system that punishes employees who speak out despite critical staffing shortages. "They don't have enough staff to protect patients, or provide them with the bare minimum of care," said Lisa Bowser, whose mother spent two years at Western State Hospital and suffered dozens of falls and assaults. "Going there was like going into hell," said Bowser, who has sued the state-run facility. "I honestly...
  • George Washington: Inspiration in the Face of Danger

    07/04/2018 10:56:46 AM PDT · by jfd1776 · 5 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | July 4, 2018 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    At the end of March, 1776, following the year-long Siege of Boston, General George Washington and the Continental Army drove the British out of Boston, following their stunning victory in the Battle of Dorchester Heights, one of the true masterstrokes of the War of Independence. But the British just went to Halifax to regroup, and to gather reinforcements for a real assault, to follow that summer. In June, the expected redeployment of British troops began, as his forces headed south, bound for New York, to meet with other reinforcements he had called for. General Washington knew what was coming. In...
  • Seattle house boasts Trump countdown clock

    07/04/2018 9:18:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 4, 2018
    A house in Seattle is attracting a lot of attention for a sign posted outside with a countdown to the end of President Trump's first term in the White House, CBS affiliate KIRO 7 reported. The former homeowner made the countdown clock, and its corresponding Instagram account, just after Mr. Trump's inauguration, according to KIRO 7. Since then, the house has been sold to Lily Onnen and her husband. She says that it's in the contract for she and her husband to maintain the sign -- which they do happily. "It's a message of hope," Onnen told KIRO 7. "For...
  • NY Judge: Trump Admin Acted In 'Bad Faith' By Adding Citizenship Question

    07/04/2018 4:24:14 AM PDT · by wtd · 59 replies
    SW Dutchess Daily Voice ^ | 07/04/2018 | Zak Faila, Joe Lombardi
    NY Judge: Trump Admin Acted In 'Bad Faith' By Adding Citizenship QuestionCiting “bad faith,” a federal judge has ordered President Donald Trump’s administration to disclose additional information regarding its decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. Judge Jesse Furman of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York announced on Tuesday that lawyers representing the government must produce a log of documents that were being withheld, as well as provide an explanation for why the administration did so. Furman further demanded that the government include documents from the Commerce and Justice Departments...
  • Vanity - First look....Immigration Rallies today not faring well!!!

    06/30/2018 8:40:56 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 63 replies
    I was checking out the so-called massive attendance at the Immigration Rallies across the country this morning with spaese attenance in Washington, DC nor many folks in Atlanta. We were told by the "fake news" that hundreds and hundreds of thousand of marchers were going to be active today, across the entire country. So far....not so good for the Democrats, the America Haters, Thje Trump Haters, the Open Border folks, and the illegal immigrants, etc. We shall see as the day goes forward. Methinks it will not go well...across the board. Just a few screaming fools making idiots out of...
  • Supreme Court grants appeal of florist who refused to serve gay wedding

    06/25/2018 3:44:47 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 32 replies
    NBC news ^ | June 25, 2018
    WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday granted the appeal of a Washington state florist who was fined after she refused to sell flowers to a gay couple for their wedding, and the court erased a lower court ruling against her. The move came after the court gave a narrow victory on June 4 to a Colorado baker who refused to make a cake for a gay wedding. That decision affected only him and offered no guidance on how to referee similar disputes between same-sex couples and business owners who cite religious objections in refusing to serve them.
  • DC restaurant apologizes after expelling transgender woman for using women's bathroom

    06/24/2018 7:48:58 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 24, 2018 | MORGAN GSTALTER
    A Washington, D.C., restaurant issued an apology to a transgender woman who said she was kicked out for trying to use the women’s bathroom. Charlotte Clymer, a communications staffer for the Human Rights Campaign, wrote about the incident on a Twitter thread Saturday afternoon. Clymer wrote that she was at Cuba Libre Restaurant and Rum Bar on Friday night for a bachelorette party when a staff member asked for her ID. She said he told her the identification needed to read “female” in order to use the women’s restroom. Charlotte Clymer🏳️‍🌈 ✔ @cmclymer Last night, I was told by the...
  • Not a Surprise: DC Has Highest Concentration of Psychopaths in the United States

    06/18/2018 12:40:51 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 49 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 7/17/18 | Timothy Meads
    It is often said that Washington, DC is filled with a bunch of nerds dominated by psychopaths. Others say that politics is simply Hollywood for ugly people. These are usually said in a joking manner and often uttered after coming back from a young professional happy hour here in the swamp. Perhaps the most soulless congregation of folks ever assembled can be found at those kind of events. A report conducted by Ryan Murphy at Southern Methodist University found that Connecticut contained the most psychopaths per capita followed quickly by California. New Jersey and New York followed next. But our...
  • Fed Up in Seattle

    06/17/2018 3:09:10 PM PDT · by Angels27 · 33 replies
    Seattle City Journal ^ | 6-15-18 | Christopher F. Rufo
    Don’t believe the hype that “Amazon killed the Seattle head tax,” the new levy that the city recently passed on businesses to fund an affordable-housing initiative. The truth behind the city council’s stunning reversal—repealing the tax by a 7-2 vote, just four weeks after passing it 9-0—is that Seattle citizens have erupted in frustration against the city’s tax-and-spend political class that has failed to address the homelessness crisis, despite record new revenues. As recently as a few years ago, it seemed as if Seattle voters largely viewed our hyper-progressive city council as a harmless oddity in an otherwise tolerant, thriving,...
  • Mountain lion kills transgender biker in Seattle

    The 32-year-old biker who was killed in a horrific cougar attack in Washington State, has been identified as SJ Brooks (right). His friend, Isaac Sederbaum (left), 31, survived with injuries.
  • Gunman Opens Fire on Motorists Near Airport in Washington State

    06/14/2018 1:46:45 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    ktla ^ | June 14, 2018
    Police are asking the public for help as they try to find the shooter who opened fire and hit four vehicles driving on State Route 509 near Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. All of the drivers escaped without injury, local TV station KCPQ reported. The shootings took place as the vehicles were going southbound on SR 509 at about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. SR 509 was closed down between 160th and 188th streets for hours while police scoured the area on the ground and from the air for the shooter. No one was found, but evidence was collected and the highway was reopened...
  • Judge orders Washington prison to provide Ramadan meals

    06/11/2018 12:02:34 PM PDT · by PROCON · 54 replies
    AP ^ | June 11, 2018 | AP
    SEATTLE — A federal judge has ordered the Washington Department of Corrections to provide nighttime meals to Muslim inmates who have been fasting during the month of Ramadan, after several said prison officials refused to do so. The Council on American-Islamic Relations sued the department Sunday on behalf of four prisoners at the Washington State Reformatory in Monroe, including one who said he’s lost 15 pounds since Ramadan began in mid-May.
  • China Offers to Buy Nearly $70 Billion of U.S. Products to Fend Off Trade Tariffs

    06/05/2018 9:14:18 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 35 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 6/5/2018 | Lingling Wei in Beijing and Bob Davis in Washington
    China offered to purchase nearly $70 billion of U.S. farm, manufacturing and energy products if the Trump administration abandons threatened tariffs, according to people briefed on the latest negotiations with American trade officials. In weekend talks in Beijing, Chinese negotiators led by Liu He, President Xi Jinping’s economic envoy, presented a U.S. team headed by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross a package that includes Chinese companies buying more U.S. soybeans, corn, natural gas, crude oil, coal and manufactured goods. Chinese and U.S. officials estimated the value of the package at nearly $70 billion in the first year. President Donald Trump has...
  • Ron Rockwell Hansen: US arrests man for trying to spy for China

    06/04/2018 4:18:58 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | 6-4-2018 | Sarah N. Lynch
    A former officer with the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency was arrested over the weekend for allegedly trying to spy on the United States for China, the Justice Department said on Monday. The Federal Bureau of Investigation took Ron Rockwell Hansen, 58, into custody on Saturday while he was on his way to the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to get a connecting flight to China. The department said he has been accused of trying to transmit national defense information to China and with receiving "hundreds of thousands of dollars" while acting illegally as an agent for the Chinese government.
  • Trump: North Korean delegates are coming to Washington to deliver a letter from Kim Jong Un

    05/31/2018 9:23:26 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 19 replies
    CNBC ^ | 2018-05-31
    Trump: North Korean delegates are coming to Washington to deliver a letter from Kim Jong Un President Donald Trump said Thursday that North Korean delegates want to deliver to him a letter from Kim Jong Un, the latest sign that a summit between the two leaders may indeed happen after all. The president, speaking to reporters, said he believes the delegates will be coming to Washington on Friday. "We'll see what happens," he said Mike Calia | @Michael_Calia President Donald Trump said Thursday that North Korean delegates want to deliver to him a letter from Kim Jong Un, the latest...
  • Microsoft’s Brad Smith fears these 3 things will happen under Trump this summer (Ref: Immigration)

    05/30/2018 10:13:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Geek Wire ^ | May 30, 2018 | Monica Nickelsburg
    Most Pacific Northwesterners spend long, rainy months pining for summer. But Microsoft President Brad Smith is having a hard time celebrating because he sees three clouds on the political horizon. During an appearance at the Code Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., on Tuesday, Smith told Recode’s Kara Swisher that he has three immigration-related concerns that could make this “a tough summer.” If President Donald Trump takes any of the actions Smith warned about, Microsoft employees would be directly impacted. Smith told Swisher he is worried that Republicans and Democrats will fail to reach a compromise on DACA, a program...
  • Yakima officials return from South Korea with sister city enthusiasm

    05/26/2018 1:49:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Yakima Herald ^ | May 25, 2018 | Kaitlin Bain
    YAKIMA, Wash. -- Yakima City Councilwoman Holly Cousens is ready for Hadong County, South Korea, to become Yakima’s sister city. That sentiment comes after a weeklong trip to Hadong, during which she analyzed the city’s agriculture and education as well as possible cultural and emotional ties. The trip was completely funded by Hadong. “Today, more than ever, the concept of a sister city is not only endearing in that it brings communities together,” she said. “But it also stands as a beacon of hope and peace in a time I feel we need it the most.” Any action to form...