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  • As senator, Clinton promised 200,000 jobs in Upstate New York. Her efforts fell flat.

    08/07/2016 8:18:15 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 17 replies
    Wshington Post after vetting by DNC ^ | Aug 7,2016 | Wshington Post after vetting by DNC
    In her presidential bid, Hillary Clinton has made job creation a centerpiece of her platform, casting herself as a pragmatist who would inspire “the biggest investment in new, good-paying jobs since World War II.’’ Her argument that she would put more Americans to work has focused on her time in the Senate, when she took on the mission of creating jobs in chronically depressed Upstate New York. As her husband, former president Bill Clinton, put it recently, she became the region’s “de facto economic development officer.” But nearly eight years after Clinton’s Senate exit, there is little evidence that her...
  • Khashoggi's final words: I can't breathe [per CNN source]

    12/09/2018 7:33:18 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 71 replies
    INN ^ | 12/10/18 04:33 | Ben Ariel
    “I can’t breathe” were the final words uttered by Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi after he was set upon by a Saudi hit squad at the country’s consulate in Istanbul, a source briefed on the investigation into his killing told CNN on Sunday. The source, who has read a translated transcript of an audio recording of Khashoggi’s painful last moments, said it was clear that the killing on October 2 was no botched rendition attempt, but the execution of a premeditated plan to murder the journalist. During the course of the gruesome scene, the source describes Khashoggi struggling against a group...
  • Trump administration resists global climate efforts at home and overseas

    12/09/2018 5:04:53 PM PST · by bitt · 28 replies
    WAPO ^ | 12/9/2018 | David Nakamura Darryl Fears
    The United States joined a controversial proposal by Saudi Arabia and Russia this weekend to weaken a reference to a key report on the severity of global warming, sharpening battle lines at the global climate summit in Poland aimed at gaining consensus over how to combat rising temperatures. Arguments erupted Saturday night before a United Nations working group focused on science and technology, where the United States teamed with Russia, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait to challenge language that would have welcomed the findings of the landmark report, which said that the world has barely 10 years to cut carbon emissions...
  • OPINION: Pearl Harbor Day One For Which Franklin Delano Roosevelt Shoulders Infamy

    12/08/2018 2:26:02 PM PST · by rktman · 98 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 12/7/2018 | Daniel Oliver
    On Dec. 7, 1941, the Empire of Japan bombed the U.S. Pacific Fleet which was stationed in Pearl Harbor on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. In addressing Congress the next day, President Roosevelt called it “a date which will live in infamy.” But Roosevelt’s reputation should live in infamy too. The line that Roosevelt enthusiasts and left-wing historians have peddled for so many years is that the attack was a complete surprise. Here’s a sample from The American Pageant, a typical left-wing American history textbook widely used in American high schools: Officials in Washington, having “cracked” the top-secret code of...
  • DC Council Bills Taxpayers Half A Million To Avoid Enrolling Themselves In Obamacare

    12/07/2018 11:03:01 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 8 replies
    The Federalist ^ | DECEMBER 7, 2018 | Christopher Jacobs
    On the first of the month, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser held an event at Freedom Plaza to celebrate the start of Obamacare’s annual open enrollment period. She appeared with Mila Kofman, head of the District’s health insurance exchange, D.C. Health Link. In conjunction with the event, the mayor issued a proclamation declaring the open enrollment period “Get Covered, Stay Covered” months, and noting that “residents should visit [D.C. Health Link’s website] to shop for and compare health insurance.” But in encouraging others to “get covered,” and promoting the D.C. Health Link site, Bowser omitted one key detail: She does not...
  • Anal(sic) Clooney Accuses Trump of Giving the 'Green Light' to Attack Journalists Through

    12/07/2018 8:48:45 AM PST · by rktman · 36 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 12/7/2018 | Lauretta Brown
    International human rights attorney Amal Clooney accused President Trump of putting the lives of journalists in danger with his rhetoric in a speech at the United Nations Correspondents Association Awards this week. She said that journalists were “under attack,” in “autocratic regimes from North Korea to the Philippines to Hungary.” “The U.S. president has given such regimes a green light and labeled the press in this country the ‘enemy of the people,’” she argued. President Trump has used and tweeted the “enemy of the people” label about media he considers to be “fake news.” “And of course, two months ago,...
  • More fired track inspectors blamed for ‘falsified’ reports get jobs back at Metro ( DC )

    12/06/2018 8:34:00 AM PST · by george76 · 12 replies
    WTOP ^ | December 5, 2018 | Max Smith
    WASHINGTON — Track workers blamed for what Metro had called faked inspection reports are getting their jobs back, after an arbitrator found the reports were done as Metro had instructed. A court filing this week suggested Metro and five track workers who had filed a federal lawsuit over their firings reached a settlement in the case, and Metro and Amalgamated Transit Union Local 689 confirmed Wednesday that an agreement covers most of the at least 16 front-line workers and five supervisors who were publicly disciplined about two years ago. Three of the workers who challenged their firings are not covered...
  • Why Did 101 Lawmakers Send Letters of Support to Israel-Bashing CAIR?

    11/05/2018 5:44:15 AM PST · by SJackson · 34 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 11-5-18 | Steven Emerson
    If the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) stuck to its stated mission statement and only did civil rights work protecting Muslim Americans from discrimination and bigotry, you likely would never see it mentioned on this site.But CAIR has a second, perhaps more paramount objective that it never directly acknowledges: To oppose Israel and promote Palestinian nationalism.CAIR’s mission statement makes no mention of Palestine. Instead, it says it aims to “enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.” It describes its lobbying arm as focusing “on issues related to Islam and Muslims. The department monitors legislation and government activities and responds...
  • 2 Attorneys General to Subpoena Trump Organization, Treasury

    12/04/2018 2:52:27 PM PST · by blueyon · 12 replies
    WMAL.com ^ | 12/04/18 | WMAL/AP???
    SEE article at link as not sure of copyright laws
  • WaPost fact-checker gives Ocasio-Cortez four Pinocchios for Pentagon claim

    12/04/2018 2:29:57 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/04/18 | Joe Concha
    The Washington Post "Fact-checker" column awarded Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) "four Pinocchios" on Tuesday after she said in a tweet that a "$21 trillion mistake" by the Pentagon could have paid for about two-thirds the cost of a Medicare for all bill. “$21 TRILLION of Pentagon financial transactions ‘could not be traced, documented, or explained.’ $21T in Pentagon accounting errors. Medicare for All costs ~$32T. That means 66% of Medicare for All could have been funded already by the Pentagon," she wrote to her 1.46 million followers. The column said the tweet was wrong on a couple of counts. First,...
  • Maryland, DC plan flurry of subpoenas in emoluments lawsuit

    12/04/2018 1:47:29 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/04/18 | Eric Garcia
    The Maryland D.C. attorneys general plan a flurry of subpoenas to prove that President Trump has illegally profited from the presidency. The subpoenas are part of the discovery phase of a lawsuit Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh and D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine have against the president alleging Trump violated the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution by accepting payments from foreign and state governments through the Trump International Hotel. Racine’s office said subpoenas will go to the state of Maine, 13 Trump organizations, five federal agencies and 18 entities that compete with the Trump Hotel. The five agencies include the...
  • More Anti-Trump Propaganda flowing out of the Main-stream Media - This times it's China.

    12/04/2018 9:14:49 PM PST · by vannrox · 11 replies
    Self | 5DEC18 | editorial staff
    It started with the Washington Post... The story (or narrative) from The Washington Post was about the "successful trade talks" between Donald Trump and Xi Peng in China. WaPo claimed that it wasn't true. They went on to say that the talks were all nonsense and confusion. They went ahead, quoting a former U.S. government official (unnamed, of course, but implied that he was an expert who was said to have been in contact with Chinese officials. This "expert" claimed that Beijing are “puzzled and irritated” by the Trump administration’s behavior, and widespread confusion across media claiming the 'truce' as...
  • DC officer says department is massaging the numbers when it comes to violent crime

    12/04/2018 7:59:45 AM PST · by george76 · 15 replies
    FOX 5 ^ | Dec 04 2018 | Marina Marraco
    Crime is an affliction that plagues all major cities. In the District, the past three years have seen an ebb and flow of violence ... But a close look at DC police crime stats reveals ... One veteran DC police officer is blowing the whistle on what he calls years of corruption and crime reclassification by the department. "If it's a burglary and someone enters the home, but nothing was taken they'll have us re-classify it as Unlawful Entry which brings the crime down from a felony to a misdemeanor ... Felonies are reported to the FBI – the Uniform...
  • Joy Reid Suggests Accusations against Bill Clinton by Broaddrick, Paula Jones “Adjudicated” False

    02/11/2018 10:22:54 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 62 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Joy Reid has falsely implied that the accusations of sexual misconduct made against Bill Clinton by, among others, Paula Jones and Juanita Broaddrick, have been "adjudicated" at great public expense to be false. On her MSNBC show this today, Reid said: "Was Donald Trump careful when he and his friend Roger Stone brought the accusers of Bill Clinton — something that was adjudicated into the tens of millions of dollars by the American taxpayer -- he brought those women to one of the debates just as a way to troll Hillary Clinton. I don’t think that he was being careful...
  • Jennifer Rubin: “I Can No Longer Identify with the Republican Party”

    01/21/2018 8:18:31 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 130 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Don’t let the door hit you on the way out, Jennifer . . . Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin has now joined with Joe Scarborough as a proud member of the Society of Ex-Republican Media Members. Appearing on Joy Reid’s MSNBC show this morning, Rubin declared: “It should be self-evident why I, and I think any reasonable person, can no longer identify with the Republican party.” Rubin was responding to a Republican commercial [see below] on immigration, highlighting the case of illegal immigrant Luis Bracamontes, accused of killing two police officers. Bracamontes bragged in court: “the only thing that I...
  • On MSNBC, WashPost's Rubin: 'Special Place in Hell' for Kellyanne Conway

    11/25/2017 3:58:50 PM PST · by Kaslin · 97 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | November 25, 2017 | Brad Wilmouth
    On Saturday's AM Joy, Washington Post columnist and frequent MSNBC guest Jennifer Rubin was near breaking her own record for aiming vitriol at Republicans as she declared that "there is a special place in hell" for Kellyanne Conway because the White House advisor recently advocated voting for Roy Moore in spite of sexual molestation accusations against the Alabama Republican. On MSNBC, WashPost's Rubin: 'Special Place in Hell' for Kellyanne Conway After playing a clip of Conway from FNC's Fox and Friends suggesting that voters should vote for Moore, host Joy Reid turned to Rubin and posed: "So, yes, vote Roy...
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson says Trump's Space Force could be a 'fatal mistake' if done wrong

    10/13/2018 5:49:47 PM PDT · by Innovative · 34 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Oct. 13, 2018 | Adriana Belmonte
    President Trump raised eyebrows earlier this year when he announced plans to create a “Space Force,” which would become the sixth branch of the military. Vice President Mike Pence later announced in a speech that the branch was needed in order for the US to maintain military dominance in space. The proposed Space Force is estimated to cost $13 billion in its first five years. And despite some snickers among political observers, renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson doesn’t think the Space Force is that crazy of an idea. But Tyson, one of the authors of “Accessory to War: The Unspoken...
  • Certification in limbo in N.C. House race as fraud investigation continues

    11/30/2018 2:02:28 AM PST · by SMGFan · 25 replies
    MSN/ Washington post ^ | November 29, 2018
    Mounting evidence of voter fraud in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District could indefinitely delay the certification of a winner, as state election officials investigate whether hundreds of absentee ballots were illegally cast or destroyed. The North Carolina State Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement has no plans to certify Republican Mark Harris’s 905-vote victory over Democrat Dan McCready, according to an agenda of a board meeting scheduled for Friday morning. The board is collecting sworn statements from voters in rural Bladen and Robeson counties, near the South Carolina border, who described people coming to their doors and urging them to...
  • Washington Post admits gaffe after putting story on Kavanaugh coaching basketball in ‘Public Safe...

    11/29/2018 9:10:49 AM PST · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | Brian Flood
    Full title: Washington Post admits gaffe after putting story on Kavanaugh coaching basketball in ‘Public Safety’ sectionThe Washington Post admitted it made a blunder on Wednesday by placing a story about Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh coaching youth basketball under the “Public Safety” section online. Kavanaugh, who recently returned to coach his daughter’s basketball team, was famously accused of sexual assault during his Supreme Court confirmation hearing. Kavanaugh denied all allegations and was confirmed after an FBI investigation. Media watchdogs were then shocked when Ann Marimow’s Nov. 27 piece on his youth coaching appeared in the “Public Safety” section. However,...
  • Half the land in Oklahoma could be returned to Native Americans. It should be.

    11/29/2018 2:31:07 AM PST · by T-Bird45 · 72 replies
    WaPo via Outline.com ^ | 11/29/18 | Rebecca Nagle
    A Supreme Court case about jurisdiction in an obscure murder has huge implications for tribes. On the morning of June 22, 1839, the Cherokee leader John Ridge was pulled from his bed, dragged into his front yard and stabbed 84 times while his family watched. He was assassinated for signing the Cherokee Nation’s removal treaty, a document that — in exchange for the tribe’s homelands — promised uninterrupted sovereignty over a third of the land in present-day Oklahoma. That promise was not kept. Sixty-seven years later, federal agents questioned John’s grandson, William D. Polson. They needed to add him to...