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  • 14-year-old boy uses legal quirk to run for Vermont governor

    08/13/2018 6:20:32 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 43 replies
    AP News ^ | August 12, 2018
    BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — One of the four Vermont Democrats seeking the party nomination to run for governor in the fall election isn’t old enough to vote, let alone drive. Ethan Sonneborn, 14, of Bristol, met the requirements to be on the primary ballot and is taking his place with the state’s more age-appropriate candidates on the Tuesday primary ballot, to say nothing of numerous candidate forums and debates. “I think Vermonters should take me seriously because I have practical progressive ideas, and I happen to be 14, not the other way around,” Sonneborn said in a recent televised gubernatorial...
  • Blumenthal a bloomin’ idiot

    08/02/2018 11:01:20 AM PDT · by yoe · 10 replies
    Powerline ^ | August 2, 2018 | Scott Johnson
    Whenever I get around to running a most punchable face contest on Power Line, Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal will be one of the contestants. Blumenthal’s outward appearance and visible affect are the least of it. Either he is a bloomin’ idiot or he thinks he is talking to bloomin’ idiots, or both. At a rally against the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh as Supreme Court justice yesterday on Capitol Hill, for example, Blumenthal warned that Kavanaugh’s confirmation would make Trump a monarch. Now that is stupid, but I thought Trump was Hitler already! This guy doesn’t even know how to do...
  • Hoyer: Trump ‘Seeks to Establish a More Authoritarian Regime’

    07/25/2018 11:02:30 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 61 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 25, 2018 | 11:49 AM EDT | Max Augros
    House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer said on Tuesday that President Donald Trump “seeks to establish a more authoritarian regime.” Houer was responding to a question about whether former CIA Director John Brennan should be allowed to keep his security clearance after calling a sitting president’s actions “treasonous.” At his regular pen-and-pad briefing with reporters, CNSNews.com asked Hoyer: “Former CIA Director John Brennan has publicly declared the sitting president ‘treasonous.’ Should he be permitted to keep his security clearance?” Hoyer responded: “I’m very, very concerned. This is one instance—but there are so many others—where this president opts to promote totalitarian responses...
  • Schiff: Trump’s Security Clearances Threat ‘What You See in Authoritarian Regimes’

    07/24/2018 6:50:04 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 104 replies
    brietbart ^ | 07/23/2018 | Ian Hanchett
    During a statement on Monday, House Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) said that the White House’s statement that President Trump is looking to revoke former CIA Director John Brennan’s security clearance as well as examining the clearances of several other former officials is “exactly what you see in authoritarian regimes.” Schiff said, “Today’s action, suggesting that we will punish critics of the president by stripping them of their security clearance, that is not what you see in a democracy. That is exactly what you see in authoritarian regimes.” He added that the move is a “despicable action…to...
  • Environmental regulations are the only thing between us and the sea | Opinion

    07/22/2018 12:34:37 PM PDT · by TaxPayer2000 · 54 replies
    nola ^ | July 22, 2018 | Bob Marshall, columnist
    If you're paying a mortgage on a house south of Interstate10, I have some bad news for you. For that matter, if you own a business, work or play south of that line (I'm thinking hunting and fishing) the news is just as dire: President Donald Trump and your GOP congressional delegation are preparing to increase the odds that the Gulf of Mexico will drown your homes and any future your grandchildren might have in south Louisiana. That's because Trump has nominated Brett Kavanaugh, a regular opponent of government regulations on businesses, to fill the coming vacancy on the Supreme...
  • Madeleine Albright: U.S. Needs Open Borders So It Can Demand Same from Europe

    07/04/2018 9:52:19 AM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 79 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 07/04/2018 | Virginia Hale
    Promoting her new book entitled Fascism: A Warning on the Andrew Marr Show, the former U.S. Secretary of State said she has been “very troubled” by the Trump administration’s moves to end the ‘catch and release’ of illegals into American communities while they await immigration hearings.
  • DNC chair: Ocasio-Cortez represents the 'future of our party'

    07/03/2018 3:08:53 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 126 replies
    DNC chair: Ocasio-Cortez represents the 'future of our party' By Aris Folley - 07/03/18 04:35 PM EDT Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairman Tom Perez said Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez represents the “future of our party” on Tuesday. "I have three kids. Two of them are daughters — one just graduated college, one who is in college. And they were both texting me about their excitement over Alexandria because she really — she represents the future of our party," Perez said on "The Bill Press Show." Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old self-proclaimed democratic socialist and organizer with Sen. Bernie Sanders's (I-Vt.) presidential campaign, rose to...
  • *How's that progressivism working out for you, Jeff Bezos?

    05/16/2018 8:42:48 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 16 May, 2018 | Thomas Lifson
    Is Jeff Bezos having second thoughts about his political ideology and that of his newspaper? The founder of Amazon and owner of the Washington Post – and the richest man in the world at the current Amazon stock price – is being targeted by leftists because he has been so successful. Not for any alleged misbehavior, but simply because he and his company Amazon (not the WaPo) have so much money. Yesterday, Bernie Sanders attacked him by name, noting that the three richest men in America have as much wealth as the bottom half. Apparently, he believe that if they...
  • Amazon Fights Back

    05/16/2018 7:10:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 16, 2018 | John Stossel
    Seattle is worried about the well-being of the poor and mentally ill people living there, so it's going to drive businesses out of town. OK, that's not how the politicians describe their plan, but that's probably how it will work out. Members of Seattle's city council want all big Seattle businesses to pay a tax of $500 per employee. In response, Amazon stopped building a new complex. Construction workers joined Amazon in protesting the new tax. On the other side are city council members like Kshama Sawant. She and members of her political party, Socialist Alternative, demonstrated in support of...
  • Seattle Head Tax: See results on exclusive KIRO 7 poll (voters don't want it)

    05/16/2018 6:44:49 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 12 replies
    KIRO7.com ^ | 5/14/2018 | Staff
    With all the controversy surrounding the proposed “head tax” in Seattle, KIRO 7 wanted to know how much support there is for the plan. We teamed up with Strategies 360 to conduct an exclusive scientific poll on the tax and whether you trust the city to properly spend the money it will raise. Below are the results, which were first shown on KIRO 7 Morning News. On behalf of KIRO-TV, Strategies 360 conducted a live telephone survey of 400 registered voters in the city of Seattle, WA. Interviews were conducted May 11-13, 2018. A combination of landline and mobile phones...
  • Amazon fires back at Seattle's proposed head tax, pauses construction projects

    05/15/2018 1:05:49 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 32 replies
    komonews.com ^ | 5/15/18 | KOMO Staff
    SEATTLE -- Amazon is flexing its muscles making its opposition known to a proposed Seattle tax by bringing a halt to all planning on a massive project scheduled for construction in Downtown Seattle, and may tweak its plans to occupy a new downtown skyscraper. “I can confirm that pending the outcome of the head tax vote by City Council, Amazon has paused all construction planning on our Block 18 project in downtown Seattle and is evaluating options to sub-lease all space in our recently leased Rainier Square building," says Amazon Vice President Drew Herdener. The proposed "head tax" would apply...
  • Seattle OKs taxing companies like Amazon to aid the homeless

    05/15/2018 10:43:32 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 38 replies
    AP ^ | 5 15 2018 | PHUONG LE
    Seattle’s largest businesses such as Amazon and Starbucks will have to pay a new tax to help fund homeless services and affordable housing under a measure approved by city leaders. The City Council unanimously passed a compromise plan Monday that taxes businesses making at least $20 million in gross revenues about $275 per full-time worker each year — lower than the $500 per worker initially proposed. The so-called “head tax” would raise roughly $48 million a year to build new affordable housing units and provide emergency homeless services. Etc...
  • Seattle head tax on employees

    05/15/2018 6:20:51 AM PDT · by em2vn · 29 replies
    Spartreport ^ | 05-15-18 | Spartareport
    The Seattle city council just voted 9-0 on an expansive tax that would seek to tax the city’s businesses that make over 20 million dollars a year in gross revenues. An earlier proposal that passed last week would have taxed businesses around $500 per employee per year. That measure — which passed 5-4 — Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan threatened to veto if it reached her desk.
  • Seattle City Council votes 9-0 for scaled-down head tax on large employers

    05/14/2018 10:38:16 PM PDT · by qaz123 · 66 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 14May18 | Day & Beekman
    After a weekend of high-stakes negotiations between Seattle City Council members and Mayor Jenny Durkan, the council voted unanimously Monday to tax the city’s largest employers to help address homelessness. Starting next year, the tax will be $275 per employee, per year on for-profit companies that gross at least $20 million per year in the city — down from a $500-per-head proposal that Durkan threatened to veto. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Having paused construction planning on an office tower over the larger proposal, Amazon now will move ahead with it, a spokesman said after the vote. But the company’s plans to occupy a...
  • Amazon reacts to Seattle head tax and ‘hostile’ rhetoric

    05/14/2018 6:24:04 PM PDT · by jeannineinsd · 40 replies
    Mynorthwest.com ^ | 5/14/18 | Mynorthwest.com
    Hours after the Seattle City Council passed a head tax on the city’s largest businesses Monday, Amazon issued a statement in response. The online shopping giant is grateful that the city amended its head tax proposal to a lesser amount, but notes that it is wary of city leaders’ attitudes toward business. Amazon’s statement is attributed to Vice President Drew Herdener: "We are disappointed by today’s city council decision to introduce a tax on jobs. While we have resumed construction planning for Block 18, we remain very apprehensive about the future created by the council’s hostile approach and rhetoric toward...
  • Seattle City Council votes 9-0 for scaled-down head tax on large employers

    05/14/2018 5:26:38 PM PDT · by jeannineinsd · 35 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 5/14/18 | Daniel Beekman
    The council approved a tax of $275 per employee, per year on for-profit companies that gross at least $20 million per year in the city — down from a $500-per-head tax Mayor Jenny Durkan had threatened to veto. The Seattle City Council voted unanimously Monday to adopt a new tax on the city’s largest employers to help address homelessness. The ordinance will impose a tax of $275 per employee, per year on for-profit companies that gross at least $20 million per year in the city — down from a $500-per-head tax that Mayor Jenny Durkan threatened to veto. -snip- The...
  • Seattle approves tax on businesses like Amazon, Starbucks to fight homelessness

    05/14/2018 5:24:41 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 39 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | May 14, 2018 | Associated Press
    The Seattle City Council has approved a tax on large businesses such as Amazon and Starbucks to fight homelessness. The council on Monday unanimously backed a compromise tax plan that will charge large businesses about $275 per full-time worker a year. It’s lower than the $500-per-worker tax initially proposed. The tax would begin in 2019 and raise about $48 million a year to pay for affordable housing and homeless services. Some council members acknowledged it wasn’t enough to address urgent housing needs but conceded they couldn’t get the six votes needed to override a potential veto by the mayor. Other...
  • Head tax supporters attended Sawant’s rally in Seattle

    05/12/2018 6:45:20 PM PDT · by jeannineinsd · 24 replies
    mynorthwest.com ^ | 5/12/18 | Mynorthwest.com
    Kshama Sawant’s rally “March on Amazon! Tax Big Biz to Build Affordable Housing!” was planned well before a committee passed a head tax on big businesses, including Amazon. The full Seattle City Council is expected to vote on the proposal on Monday. ”Our message today for the council is to stay strong,” Kshama Sawant – one of the most vocal proponents of the tax – told KTTH’s Jason Rantz at the rally. The rally on Saturday began at Seattle Central College Plaza and preceded a march to Amazon’s headquarters in South Lake Union. This is extortion,” the events Facebook page...
  • Bill Clinton, the nobody nobody sent [Sexual Predator Clinton = Persona-Non-Grata]

    02/16/2018 5:40:27 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 18 replies
    Tribune Content Agency ^ | February 15, 2018 | John Kass
    Chicago Democrats have a saying about unwanted help who may want to wet their beaks in the trough of public service: “We don’t want nobody nobody sent.” And former President Bill Clinton is now that nobody. National Democrats hugged him as recently as the 2016 presidential campaign, ... Now they don’t want him anywhere near the 2018 congressional midterm elections. How can you have Bill around while you reach for that weaponized #MeToo movement and rewrite your history? It would be so awkward. Politicians don’t want voters to realize that those who shout the loudest often sip their hypocrisy quietly,...
  • Dems Tap a Kennedy to deliver State of the Union Response.

    01/26/2018 5:58:36 AM PST · by Haiku Guy · 214 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/24/11https://nypost.com/2018/01/26/dems-tab-a-kennedy-to-deliver-state-of-the-union-response/ | AP
    WASHINGTON — Rep. Joe Kennedy III of Massachusetts will deliver the Democratic response to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address next week. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer made the announcement in a statement Thursday night. They say Kennedy is “a relentless fighter for working Americans.” The 37-year-old Kennedy is serving his third term in the House.