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  • Iowa Rep. Steve King defeated in GOP primary

    06/02/2020 8:33:38 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 50 replies ^ | 6/2/2020 | Zachary Basu
    State Sen. Randy Feenstra defeated incumbent Rep. Steve King in Tuesday's Republican primary for Iowa's 4th congressional district, according to the Cook Political Report. Why it matters: King's history of racist remarks has made him one of the most controversial politicians in the country and a pariah within the Republican Party. House Republican leadership stripped the nine-term congressman of his committee assignments in 2019 after he questioned in an interview with the New York Times how the terms "white nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization" became offensive. The big picture: The Republican establishment coalesced around Feenstra beginning in January, when the...
  • Pelosi, holding a Bible, urges Trump to help the country heal

    06/02/2020 9:15:59 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 73 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06 02 2020 | Mike Lillis
    A reserved Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Tuesday called on President Trump to tone down his combative approach to the national protests for racial justice that have followed the death of an unarmed black man in Minneapolis last week. Clutching a Bible in the Capitol, Pelosi urged Trump to reach across the divides of race, party, region and religion to help the country heal instead. "We would hope that the president of the United States would follow the lead of so many other presidents before him to be a healer-in-chief, and not a fanner of the flame," she said.
  • Boston Police Caught With Truck Full of Bricks; Are They 'Planting' Them to Incite Violence?

    06/02/2020 9:45:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 128 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 06/02/2020 | By Manthan Chheda
    The anger over George Floyd's death has led to protests across the country and the situation is worsening by the day. While some are protesting peacefully, others have resorted to violence, looting and vandalism to rebel against the law enforcement after Floyd was killed in custody when a Minneapolis police officer pinned him down with his knee over his neck last week. A state of emergency has been declared in several states and the National Guard has stepped in to deal with the intensifying unrest. However, a new video clip has started circulating on social media suggesting that law enforcement...
  • Beast Mode: Trump Just Destroys Mayor de Blasio and Gov. Cuomo After Night of ‘Purge’-Like Violence in NY

    06/02/2020 10:01:16 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 23 replies
    RedState ^ | 6/2/2020 | Sister Toldjah
    The videos and images we’ve seen on social media and the news from all over the country over the last week have at times been moving, like in instances where police officers and legitimately peaceful protesters were actually engaging in respectful dialogue. Far more often, though, we’ve seen the highly disturbing images and videos of the rampant looting, arson, assaults, and destruction that is being orchestrated in American cities like Minneapolis and Los Angeles day after day from so-called “peaceful protesters” in the name of “Justice for George.” The state of New York was the grand central station of mass...
  • CNN’s Brian Stelter apologizes after falsely claiming St. John’s showed ‘no sign of smoke or fire’

    06/01/2020 10:57:39 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 01 2020 | Brian Flood
    CNN’s media pundit Brian Stelter apologized on Sunday after he was mocked for falsely claiming the historic St. John’s Church showed “no sign of smoke or fire” as it was shown ablaze live on television. As authorities clashed with demonstrators in Washington, D.C. for the third straight night, the parish house connected to the historic St. John’s Episcopal Church across the street from the White House was set on fire late Sunday — and the chaos was aired live on Fox News. A reporter tweeted that the landmark was on fire and CNN’s Stelter – who has become known in...
  • George W. Bush’s endorsement of Joe Biden ‘could change some votes’

    06/01/2020 4:01:56 PM PDT · by Menehune56 · 105 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 6/1/2020 | Shawn Langlois
    ‘Imagine if former President Bush, as Trump’s most recent Republican predecessor, backed a Democrat. Bush’s voice has the singular power to reach moderate Republicans and Republican-leaning independent voters, freeing them to walk away from the Party of Trump.’ That’s Fox News analyst Juan Williams musing in an op-ed for The Hill on Monday about what an endorsement from George W. Bush could mean for Joe Biden’s chances in the 2020 election.
  • Actress Yvonne Strahovski, Whose Parents Fled Communist Poland to Give Her A Better Life, Lectures Fans about White Privilege

    06/01/2020 3:28:10 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 23 replies
    Instagram ^ | June 1, 2020 | Yvonne Strahovski
    The people who choose to comment & say things like ‘can’t we just move on already?’ Yeh you - please, please - get online & educate yourself. Please. You are only perpetuating the issue here. Get familiar with what exactly #blacklivesmatter means. And white privilege. We all need to step up & LEARN & LISTEN & support each other right now. Please become part of the solution with respect & kindness.
  • IL Gov. Pritzker: God Is on the Side of the Protesters Cleared Out of Lafayette Square During Trump Church Visit

    06/01/2020 5:37:29 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 1, 2020 | Pam Key
    Monday on CNN, Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D-IL) said God would be with the protesters, some of which that faced tear gas and rubber bullets, that were cleared from Lafayette Square in Washington, D.C. so President Donald Trump could pay a visit to nearby St. John’s Church, which was damaged in a fire set during protests on Sunday night. Pritzker said, “Reject the notion that the federal government can send troops into the state of Illinois. The fact is that the president has created an incendiary moment here. He wants to change the subject from his failure over coronavirus, a miserable...
  • Donald Trump says 'I am your law and order president,' orders 'heavily-armed soldiers' to D.C. and threatens to deploy military nationwide - then has protesters tear-gassed outside White House so he can walk to a fire-damaged church and brandish a Bible

    06/01/2020 5:54:50 PM PDT · by Morgana · 84 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | June 1, 2020 | Emily Goodin
    President Donald Trump declared himself the 'law and order president' Monday night as law enforcement officials used rubber bullets, tear gas and officers on horse back to clear out protesters so Trump could walk to an historic church across from the White House for a photo-op. 'I am your president of law and order,' Trump said in the Rose Garden as the split screen on televisions across the nation showed peaceful protesters being fired upon and cleared out 30 minutes before Washington D.C.'s curfew went into affect. 'The biggest victims of the rioting are peace loving citizens in our poorest...
  • Trump called governors 'weak,' told them to 'dominate' protesters

    06/01/2020 10:28:01 AM PDT · by upchuck · 28 replies
    The Week ^ | June 1, 2010 | Tim O'Donnell
    President Trump called U.S. governors "weak" during a Monday phone call about nationwide protests, The Associated Press reports, and his rhetoric reportedly alarmed several people on the call, with one person describing his comments as "unhinged." The call seems to indicate the president may be siding with the faction of his advisers who want him to take a "hard line" on the unrest. The demonstrations against police brutality have taken place in several major cities over the last few days, and while most have remained peaceful, police and protesters have clashed violently on several occasions. Governors and mayors have expressed...
  • Roberts embraces role as Supreme Court swing justice, with latest church ruling

    Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts continues to position himself as the high court’s swing vote -- siding with both his conservative and liberal colleagues in close decisions -- including most recently in cases related to the coronavirus lockdowns. The latest instance of this came days ago when the court rejected an emergency appeal by a California church that challenged state limits on attendance at religious services.
  • Homicide is a ‘devastating plague’ on black communities, and it is time we stop ignoring it | COMMENTARY

    06/01/2020 7:54:56 AM PDT · by bitt · 29 replies
    BALTIMORESUN ^ | 4/3/2020 | john hudkins
    flashback 4/3/2020 There’s lots of talk about being too tough on crime. As Michael Bloomberg ran for president earlier this year he faced criticism for his “stop- and-frisk” policy when he was the mayor of New York City. Gov. Larry Hogan was at odds with the Maryland General Assembly during this year’s legislative session over his support of mandatory sentencing for gun violations. When Hillary Clinton ran for president nearly four years ago she was forced to apologize for once saying there were predators in the black community. Likewise there are well meaning progressives who are concerned about discriminatory policing,...
  • John Cusack: I Hope Riots Last ‘Till Trump Flys Away In a F**king Helicopter’

    06/01/2020 8:08:49 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 84 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 30, 2020 | DAVID NG and JEROME HUDSON
    That’s right. The Say Anything star is encouraging rioters and looters to keep up the chaos until President Donald Trump is driven from the White House. “I hope this keeps us till trump flys away in a fucking helicopter — it’s time,” Cusack tweeted early Saturday as riots still engulfed a number of cities. “People should NOT swallow another moment of fascism.” Cusack added: “Fight till he’s gone.”
  • Scarborough Declares Asian-American Cop at George Floyd Scene 'White'

    06/01/2020 7:24:49 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 28 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    "With the powers vested in me by the liberal media, I am pleased this morning to declare Tou Thao a white man." Joe Scarborough might as well have said that on today's Morning Joe. Expressing his outrage that the police officers who, in addition to Derek Chauvin, were on the scene when George Floyd died, have not been arrested, Scarborough said: "Three white men have not been charged for standing there and watching as life drained from a man in a slow-motion murder." Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • CNN’s Jim Acosta: Trump ‘is trying to silence fact-checking’

    06/01/2020 7:22:09 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 17 replies
    Accuracy in Media ^ | May 30, 2020 | SPENCER IRVINE
    CNN should have fact-checkers at the ready for its own reporters and hosts, especially after CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta claimed that President Donald Trump wants to silence fact-checking altogether after signing a social media executive order. CNN host Brooke Baldwin asked Acosta about Trump’s social media executive order, “Why is the president doing this?” “What this all boils down to is that the president is trying to silence fact-checking,” Acosta said. He added that the president did not want news organizations and social media platforms “to stamp what he says as false when he says false things.” Acosta...
  • Georgetown Professor Laments D.C. Rioters’ Failure to Attack Trump Hotel

    06/01/2020 7:09:53 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 45 replies
    freebeacon ^ | MAY 31, 2020 | David Rutz
    Georgetown University professor and former NPR editor Kitty Eisele lamented on Sunday that protesters in Washington, D.C., had not attacked the Trump International Hotel. "Shame they aren't noticing the Trump Hotel which costs more and has a more problematic clientele," she responded to a tweet noting the vandalism of the Hay-Adams, a luxury hotel near the White House. The Trump Hotel, also located near the White House, is a popular hangout spot for Trump administration members and allies. Formerly the Old Post Office and Clock Tower, Donald Trump developed the property into a hotel and opened it in 2016. Eisele,...
  • Civil unrest could influence Biden’s search for running mate

    06/01/2020 3:15:16 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 45 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | June 1, 2020 | By ALEXANDRA JAFFE and BILL BARROW
    WASHINGTON -- Joe Biden’s search for a running mate could be reshaped by the police killing of George Floyd and the unrest it has ignited across the country, raising questions about contenders with law and order backgrounds and intensifying pressure on the presumptive Democratic nominee to select a black woman. Biden, who has already pledged to pick a woman, has cast a wide net in his search. Even before the outcry over Floyd’s death, some Biden allies were already urging him to put a black woman on the ticket given the critical role African Americans played in his path to...
  • The riots are about more than George Floyd, the police, Donald Trump and the media

    05/31/2020 9:09:03 PM PDT · by sam_whiskey · 23 replies
    ABC ^ | 5/31/2020 | David Lipson & Emily Olson
    Trying to understand a riot is never easy, especially when it's still raging. The rolling unrest tearing through multiple American cities is many things. But it's not simple. The horrific slow death of a black man at the hands of an impassive white police officer was just the match that lit a building fury. The police statement — which described a suspect "under the influence" who suffered "medical distress", with no mention of the police officer pinning him down — didn't help. Neither did the four-day delay in bringing charges against the officer. And the President's tweet that "when the...
  • Susan Rice makes claim Russians could be behind violent George Floyd demonstrations

    05/31/2020 2:51:55 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 107 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 31 2020 | Gregg Re
    Former Obama administration national security adviser Susan Rice bizarrely suggested in a televised interview Sunday that the Russians could be behind the violent nationwide demonstrations following the in-custody death of George Floyd, although she offered no evidence for the incendiary claim. Rice's made the claim after top Democrats insisted for years that the White House had conspired with Russia, although Special Counsel Robert Mueller found no evidence to support any conspiracy with Russia by any U.S. actor to influence the 2016 election. Her remarks also came amid efforts by Democrats to pin the blame on outside white supremacist agitators, even...
  • Trump, White Supremacists And Russia: Here’s Who Democrats Have Blamed For Riots So Far

    05/31/2020 6:54:39 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 19 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 31 May 2020 | Virginia Kruter
    As riots take hold of major cities across the nation, Democrats have brought out the usual suspects in an effort to lay blame for the chaos and destruction. The massive protests were initially peaceful as people rallied over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died in police custody after Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck. Chauvin was later fired — along with the three other officers in the viral video of Floyd’s arrest — and he was charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter. But as the protests turned violent and rioters began to...