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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...
  • Jeff Bezos Earns Extra In 30 Seconds Than The Regular Worker Will make In A 12 months

    12/10/2018 8:24:24 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    ...ABC Finance has created a sequence of infographics that break down how a great deal the world’s wealthiest people today gain – and how it compares to the ordinary income for common non-billionaire workers.
  • 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...
  • Twitter: Leftists Now Blaming Russia for French Riots

    12/08/2018 7:35:25 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 17 replies
    Putin and Trump are both promoting the violent protests against Macron. This is the risk of being a centrist leader today: you will incur the wrath of the Illiberal International. My latest in @PostOpinions:
  • Joseph J. Flynn (Brother of Mike) Calls it Sedition

    12/07/2018 10:25:23 AM PST · by saywhatagain · 31 replies
    Joseph J. Flynn ^ | December 7, 2018 | Joseph J. Flynn
    Guess what, @IgnatiusPost.he (Mike Flynn) doesn't know you and could give two shits about your opinion. What we do know is that you are an accomplice to a crime.
  • Tucker Carlson says Trump is ‘not capable’ and hasn’t kept his promises

    12/06/2018 2:14:58 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 403 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | December 6, 2018 | Deanna Paul
    Fox News Channel host Tucker Carlson set straight any misinformation concerning his views on President Trump: “I don’t think he’s capable,” he said during an interview on Tuesday. Urs Gehriger, an editor at “Die Weltwoche,” the country’s leading German-language opinion weekly, noted that Carlson’s new book, “Ship of Fools,” is silent on Trump but comments on his critics. And so, Gehriger jump-started the conversation by asking what Carlson thought of Trump’s first two years in office. Carlson said he cannot stand Trump’s self-aggrandizement and boasting. Then, when asked whether Trump has kept his promises, the usually quick-witted and long-winded Carlson...
  • Corrosive Hatred of the Washington Post Tries to Steal Bush Eulogy

    12/06/2018 9:38:52 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/06/18 | Judi McLeod
    There is no light coming from the Washington Post, but only the kind of darkness that corrosive hatred brings The Washington Post headline on the Bush funeral shouts volumes: ‘Bush funeral: Trump sits with fellow presidents but still stands alone’. WaPo wants a grieving world to believe that “from the moment he crossed the transept of the soaring Washington National Cathedral, tore off his overcoat and took his seat in the front pew, President Trump was an outsider.” Wrong: Donald Trump “was an outsider” from the day he won the 2016 presidential election, something the mainstream and social media saw...
  • 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...
  • France suspends controversial fuel tax after weeks of unrest

    12/04/2018 3:56:36 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 99 replies
    France suspends controversial fuel tax after weeks of unrest By James McAuley December 4 at 6:40 AM PARIS — French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe announced Tuesday that the French government would temporarily suspend the controversial carbon tax plan that triggered weeks of often violent protests around the country. To help curb climate change, the government had proposed a slew of new carbon taxes that were slated to take effect in January 2019 and were designed to wean consumers off diesel and other polluting fuels and to favor electric cars. But the price hikes those taxes represented triggered a wave of...
  • Trump’s latest tweets cross clear lines, experts say: Obstruction of justice and witness tampering

    12/03/2018 4:56:11 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 74 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | December 3 at 7:29 PM | Deanna Paul
    President Trump took to Twitter Monday morning, haranguing special counsel Robert S. Mueller III and witnesses to his ongoing Russia investigation. His tweets have become a common morning occurrence, particularly in recent weeks. But legal experts are calling Monday’s missives a newsworthy development that amounts to evidence of obstructing justice. Trump’s first statement went out after Michael Cohen, his former personal attorney who pleaded guilty last week for lying to Congress about the president’s real estate project in Russia. In his tweet, Trump alleged that Cohen lied to Mueller and called for a severe penalty, demanding that his former fixer...
  • Ex-Marine admits he lured Seth Rich conspiracy theorist Jack Burkman to a hotel parking garage

    12/03/2018 1:10:14 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 39 replies
    WP ^ | 12/03/18 | Rachel Weiner
    A man who worked as an investigator for conspiracy theorist Jack Burkman will serve nine years in prison for shooting and wounding his ex-boss in a complicated plot involving a fake FBI exposé. Kevin Doherty, 46, said little as Judge William T. Newman Jr. sentenced him Monday for malicious wounding and use of a firearm in commission of a felony, but he acknowledged the veracity of a set of facts read by Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Evie Eastman detailing his “serious falling out” with Burkman and the “grand ruse” he concocted in revenge. Eastman said Doherty lured Burkman to a hotel...
  • In death, Bush becomes a yardstick for President Trump [tr]

    12/03/2018 4:06:46 AM PST · by C19fan · 79 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 3, 2018 | Greg Jaffe
    The tributes to former president George H.W. Bush poured in this weekend, each in their own way exposing the pitfalls ahead this week for the Oval Office’s current resident. The 41st president was remembered by Barack Obama, the 44th, as “a humble servant.” “Honorable, gracious and decent” were the words Bill Clinton used in praise of his immediate predecessor. House Speaker Paul D. Ryan’s encomium described Bush as “great in his character, leading with decency and integrity.”
  • 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...