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  • Here are the 10 senators who voted against Trump's North American trade deal

    01/17/2020 9:47:46 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 58 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/16/2020 | Sylvan Lane
    The Senate overwhelmingly passed President Trump's proposed replacement for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) on Thursday, sending the deal to the president’s desk for his approval. Passage of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) represents a rare moment of bipartisanship in a bitterly divided Congress. The deal cleared the Senate by a vote of 89 to 10 on Thursday, close to a month after passing the House by a vote of 385-41. Republicans were eager to help Trump accomplish a major pillar of his economic agenda despite their preferences for a deal with looser restrictions. Democrats, who broadly shared Trump’s...
  • Like Kamala Harris, Cory Booker Never Had A Chance

    01/14/2020 4:03:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | January 14, 2020 | Sheriff David Clarke, Ret
    The recent announcement that Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) suspended his campaign for President of the United States should come as no surprise even to his supporters. Booker, like Sen. Kamala Harris, never had a chance. They would tell you it was because of racism and sexism in the case of Harris. I beg to differ. On a side note, I love the word choice candidates use when they are quitting their quest for the White House. The word “suspended” is a temporary state. If a student is suspended from school, it means that at some point, the school will allow...
  • Michael Bloomberg Is Open to Spending $1 Billion to Defeat Trump

    01/11/2020 4:19:10 PM PST · by karpov · 107 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 11, 2020 | Lisa Lerer
    SAN MARCOS, Texas — Michael R. Bloomberg on Saturday did not rule out spending a billion dollars of his own money on the 2020 presidential race, even if he does not win the Democratic nomination, and said he would mobilize his well-financed political operation to help Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren win in November if either is the party nominee, despite their sharp policy differences. Mr. Bloomberg’s plans would effectively create a shadow campaign operation for the general election, complete with hundreds of organizers in key battleground states and a robust digital operation, ready to be inherited by the party...
  • Deceased Iranian General Soleimani surges into 4th place in Democratic primary race

    01/09/2020 5:49:14 AM PST · by Bruiser 10 · 43 replies
    Genesius Times ^ | 09 Jan 20 | Exavier Saskagoochie
    Relatively unheard of outside of intelligence circles, deceased Iranian General Qassem Soleimani has surged into 4th place in the national Democratic primary poll among likely Democratic voters. Just days after President Trump ordered Soleimani’s killing in Iraq for orchestrating an attack on the Iraqi US embassy and decades of bombings in the region, many Democrats think he has the stuff to beat Trump in the 2020 presidential election. “He was a great man,” Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN) said of Soleimani. “That’s why I am proud to endorse him as my favorite candidate in the 2020 primary.” Analysts are quick to...
  • U.S. oil industry warns of economic fallout from Democratic drilling ban

    01/09/2020 8:42:53 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 7, 2020 | by Valerie Volcovici
    The head of the largest U.S. energy industry group on Tuesday warned that Americans risk choosing the “wrong path” in the 2020 presidential election if they vote for a candidate seeking to fight climate change by banning drilling. The chief executive of the American Petroleum Institute said such proposals from Democratic candidates seeking to unseat Republican President Donald Trump pose a threat to the economy, and urged a room filled with nearly 800 energy executives to push back against them. The industry group also announced a multi-million dollar advertising campaign, focused on U.S. political swing states, that bills the oil...
  • The giant hole in Dems’ criticism of Trump’s attack on Qassem Soleimani

    01/07/2020 11:22:02 PM PST · by knighthawk · 3 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 2 2020 | Michael Goodwin
    When it comes to Iran, the Democrats who want to be president are full of sound and fury. They are certain President Trump has brought us to the brink of war and demand answers about the imminent threat of attack the administration cited. But if you ignore the noise and focus on their actual words, you notice a giant hole in the criticism. The leading Dems are not arguing that Trump was wrong to drone Qassem Soleimani, nor have they said flatly they would not have approved the mission. Their sound and fury, then, amounts to empty screeching and nothing...
  • Miracle at sea

    01/07/2020 5:53:24 AM PST · by fugazi · 16 replies
    Unto the Breach ^ | 6 January 2020 | Chris Carter
    In the pre-dawn hours of 30 December, Ensign Frank M. "Fuzzy" Fisler and his crew made their way through a blacked-out Pearl Harbor to the seaplane base. Their briefed flight plan was to take their PBY-5 Catalina out 500 miles on a heading of 258 degrees, turn right 90 degrees and fly 50 miles, then head home. Weather was forecasted to be rough with a winter storm passing through, churning up 30 to 40-foot seas. [...] By 1300 hours, the crew had finished their 50-mile cross-leg and made their turn for home when one of the men saw a smoke...
  • Schatz seeks to block Trump from attacking Iran

    01/07/2020 12:46:08 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 47 replies
    Hon ^ | Jan. 7, 2020 | William Cole
    U.S. Sens. Brian Schatz and Tim Kaine have introduced a War Powers Resolution in an attempt to force a debate and vote in Congress to prevent further escalation of hostilities with Iran, Schatz said. “Congress, not the president, has the constitutional authority to declare war, and I oppose a war with Iran,” Schatz, D-Hawaii, said Monday in a release. “No one mourns the death of Iranian Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani, a ruthless terrorist responsible for the deaths of thousands, including hundreds of Americans.” But Trump’s decision to have him killed him near Baghdad airport “carries serious strategic consequences for which...
  • CNBC uses wrong photos for Andrew Yang, Tulsi Gabbard

    01/06/2020 11:08:35 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01 06 2020 | Joe Concha
    CNBC displayed the wrong photos Monday of 2020 Democratic presidential candidates Andrew Yang and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) on its "Squawk Box" program. The error came as the show was discussing fourth quarter fundraising numbers. Redpoint Ventures founding partner Geoff Yang was shown in place of Andrew Yang, while Gabbard's photo was that of former 2020 presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), which quickly got the attention of Yang supporters on social media. SNIP
  • Pete Buttigieg says Donald Trump does NOT deserve credit for taking out Qasem Soleimani

    01/05/2020 12:10:29 PM PST · by ZagFan · 80 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1-05-2020 | Katelyn Caralle
    Pete Buttigieg said Sunday that terrorist Qasem Soleimani deserved death, but insisted Donald Trump does not deserve the credit for taking out the Iranian leader. 'You called Qasem Soleimani, the Iranian general who was killed, you called him a threat to the safety and security of the United States. So are you saying that President Trump deserves some credit for the strike?' CNN's Jake Tapper asked the presidential hopeful on Sunday morning. 'No, not until we know whether this was a good decision and how this decision was made. And the president has failed to demonstrate that,' Buttigieg responded.
  • Tulsi Gabbard hawking “No War With Iran” T-shirts

    01/05/2020 1:06:01 AM PST · by conservative98 · 46 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 5, 2020 | 2:26am | Laura Italiano
    Seems like Democratic presidential candidate Tusli Gabbard is hoping the threat of war with Iran will move some campaign merch. Gabbard, a congresswoman from Hawaii, is hawking T-shirts reading, “NO WAR WITH IRAN” on her campaign website. “Say no to war with Iran!” the ad enthuses. “How many more American lives, how many more trillions of dollars will be wasted before we exit? “It could be now, or it could be 10 or 20 years from now, but there is no American victory. Let’s bring our troops home from Iraq and Syria now!”
  • Gabbard blasts Iran strike: 'Trump's actions are an act of war'

    01/04/2020 5:41:57 PM PST · by McGruff · 98 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/03/20 | Tal Axelrod
    Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) ripped President Trump for approving an airstrike against Iran’s top general, calling the attack "an act of war." “Make no mistake: Trump’s actions are an act of war,” Gabbard, a presidential candidate, said in an email to supporters. “Taken without any authorization or declaration of war from Congress, seriously escalating this tit for tat conflict, pushing us deeper into an endless quagmire and dangerously undermining our national security.” Gabbard, an Iraq War veteran, has hinged much of her White House bid on ending America’s military involvements abroad and withdrawing troops from the Middle East. “We need...
  • Tulsi Gabbard is positioning herself to pick up the pieces after the Dems implode in the 2020 election

    12/29/2019 10:21:23 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/29/2019 | Thomas Lifson
    Even though she continues campaigning for the 2020 Democrat presidential nomination, it is now clear to me that Tulsi Gabbard’s real goal has nothing to do with wining the donkeys’ nod this election cycle. Her vote of “present” on the House’s articles of impeachment ensures that she has no chance this time around, and now, in an interview with ABC News (video not yet available), she goes even further and tips her hand. Gabbard campaigning in New Hampshire yesterday, YouTube screen grab The Hill reports: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hi.), a 2020 presidential candidate, elaborated on her rationale for voting “present” on...
  • Here's how much each presidential candidate raised in the fourth quarter

    01/04/2020 9:53:48 AM PST · by Zhang Fei · 21 replies
    CBS ^ | January 3, 2020 / 2:15 PM | Grace Segers
    Democrats Bernie Sanders: $34.5 million Pete Buttigieg: $24.7 million Joe Biden: $22.7 million Elizabeth Warren: $21.2 million Andrew Yang: $16.5 million Amy Klobuchar: $11.4 million Cory Booker: $6.6 million Tulsi Gabbard: $3.4 million Republicans Donald Trump: $46 million
  • PICTURE EXCLUSIVE: Man overboard! As Trump plotted Iraqi strike, shirtless Barack Obama enjoyed a paddleboarding session in Hawaii... before falling off

    01/03/2020 10:47:08 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 58 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | Carly Stern
    PICTURE EXCLUSIVE: Man overboard! As Trump plotted Iraqi strike, shirtless Barack Obama enjoyed a paddleboarding session in Hawaii... before falling off Former President Barack Obama, 58, has been vacationing in Hawaii since before Christmas On January 2, he was pictured paddleboarding in the Pacific Ocean while wearing black swimming trunks with a ying-yang A member of the Secret Service followed close behind in a kayak Meanwhile, President Donald Trump ordered an airstrike on Iran that killed Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander Qasem Soleimani Obama has been in his home state since mid-December and had previously been pictured golfing Former President Barack...
  • Iraqis 'dancing in streets' after Qassem Soleimani's death: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

    01/03/2020 7:06:40 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 73 replies
    India Today ^ | 1/03/2020
    raqis are celebrating the death of Iran's elite Quds Force chief, General Qassem Soleimani, by "dancing in the street", said US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo while sharing a video of people holding a rally. In the 22-second video which Pompeo shared on Twitter, people are seen running on a road carrying a several meter-long Iraq national flag. The video is of some unspecified location in Iraq. This comes hours after the United States confirmed that Soleimani has been killed in a defence strike near Baghdad International Airport. "Iraqis -- Iraqis -- dancing in the street for freedom; thankful that...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 12/27/2019 Newsdump Friday

    12/27/2019 8:42:21 PM PST · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 12/27/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    ..."its result will be to show that Iran cannot be isolated" The words of Iranian Rear Admiral Gholamreza Tahani describing the four day naval exercise in the Indian Ocean and Gulf of Oman involving Iranian Chinese and Russian warships that began today...... A US civilian contractor killed in a rocket attack on an Iraqi military base near Kirkuk Friday...... Russia says it will use its own pipe laying vessel to finish the Nord Stream 2 project...... Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu announced today that a regiment with the Avanguard hypersonic missile system became operational at 3 am Eastern US time........
  • Coast Guard Searching for Tour Helicopter With 7 Passengers Missing in Hawaii

    12/27/2019 11:14:47 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 50 replies
    KTLA ^ | 12/27/2019
    The owner of the helicopter company reached out to the Joint Rescue Coordination Center in Honolulu when the aircraft didn’t return from a tour of the Napali coast, the Coast Guard previously said. One pilot and six passengers were on the helicopter and two of those passengers are believed to be minors. The last communication came around 4:40 p.m. local time, Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Sara Muir told CNN Friday, about 40 minutes before the helicopter was due to return. At that time it was leaving Waimeia Canyon, Muir said. Muir identified the helicopter company as Safari Helicopters. When...
  • Former Hawaii Democratic governor calls on Gabbard to resign

    12/24/2019 5:05:09 AM PST · by fwdude · 65 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/23/19 | Christina Marcos
    Former Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie (D) on Monday called on Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) to resign from Congress, citing her "present" vote on impeaching President Trump and absence from Capitol Hill due to her presidential campaign. “I feel very strongly the 2nd District of Hawaii must be fully represented,” Abercrombie, a Democrat who previously served in the House for nearly two decades, said at a press conference, according to the Honolulu Civil Beat. Abercrombie said Gabbard should step down and allow a special election to fill her seat. Gabbard, who has served in the House since 2013, has already said...
  • DNC raises eyebrows snubbing Tulsi Gabbard from 2020 'unity' ad featuring other candidates

    12/24/2019 9:14:14 AM PST · by powermill · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | ·Published 59 mins ago | By Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    The Democratic National Committee (DNC) made a glaring omission from its new ad campaign urging "unity" among 2020 candidates. A new fundraising effort launched on Monday for the DNC's "Democratic Unity Fund" features 10 presidential hopefuls taking turns reading the same message. "I'm running to be your nominee, but no matter who ends up on that stage as our nominee in the convention, we need the whole Democratic Party to unite if we want to take back the White House and win seats all across the country and deliver a presidency consistent with our Democratic values," the candidates told viewers....