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  • James Comey Would Like to Help

    10/12/2019 4:25:45 PM PDT · by Magnatron · 32 replies
    New York Times ^ | 12 October 2019 | Matt Flegenheimer
    James Comey [snip] daydreams about deleting the civic-minded Twitter feed where a bipartisan coalition pronounces him a national disgrace. He sleeps soundly — 9 hours a night, he ballparks — and organizes the self-described “unemployed celebrity” chapter of his life around a series of workaday goals. “One of my goals has been to get to 10 consecutive pull-ups,” Mr. Comey said in an interview, legs crossed on the back porch [snip]. “I’m at nine now. So, I’ve been doing a lot of pull-ups.” He writes and thinks and reads and worries from a tidy downstairs office surrounded by the trinkets...
  • Sanders unveils $2.5 trillion 'Housing for All' plan

    09/18/2019 6:05:06 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 70 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/18/19 | Tal Axelrod
    White House hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Wednesday released a $2.5 trillion plan to guarantee housing for every American. Sanders said the plan would “guarantee every American — regardless of income — a fundamental right to a safe, decent, accessible, and affordable home” and would be paid for by a wealth tax on the top one-tenth of 1 percent of income earners. “There is virtually no place in America where a full-time minimum wage worker can afford a decent two bedroom apartment. At a time when half of our people are living paycheck to paycheck, this is unacceptable,” he...
  • Biden compares Trump's election to assassinations of Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King

    06/23/2019 12:14:28 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 48 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 23,2019 | Jon Brown
    Former Vice President Joe Biden likened the cultural effects of President Trump's election to the assassinations of former Sen. Robert F. Kennedy and Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., in a Saturday interview with Al Sharpton. During a discussion in South Carolina that touched on criminal justice reform, Biden argued that Trump's rise to power had awakened an entire generation to the necessity of getting involved in politics, much like the violent murders of political figures did for baby boomers in the 1960s. "I think what’s happening now is, I think that Donald Trump may have reawakened sensibilities in this country...
  • Natural Health

    03/19/2019 5:52:42 PM PDT · by little jeremiah · 595 replies
    vanity ^ | March 19 2019 | little jeremiah
    Many FReepers have knowledge to share about improving and maintaining health and would like to share it and learn from others; and others may not know much yet but want to learn. Some of us don't have much money for good insurance or doctors, some want to try other methods besides prescription meds, and some have experience in treating and solving health problems. More and more "regular" doctors have accepted treatment methods such as the benefits of acupuncture, massage for many conditions, better diet, use of herbs and so on. There are limits, and often side effects, to some standard...
  • Nebraska state senator compares American flag to Nazi swastika

    02/22/2019 8:14:13 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 77 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Feb. 21, 2019 | John Gage
    Nebraska state Sen. Ernie Chambers on Tuesday compared the American flag with the Nazi swastika on the floor of the legislature. “I don't come here for this rag every day, and it's a rag. That's all it is to me,” said Chambers about respecting the flag. “When you show a way to persuade Jews to sanctify and worship the swastika, when you show me that I'll come up here and stand while you all hypocritically pretend that rag is something that it definitely is not.“ The comments were in response to a bill put before the Nebraska legislature that would...
  • 'Statue of Liberty climber' detained after eight-hour protest atop Southwest Key

    02/21/2019 3:06:34 PM PST · by bgill · 40 replies
    kvue ^ | Feb. 20, 2019 | Drew Knight
    After approximately eight hours perched atop the Southwest Key building, a protester finally came back to ground level and into police custody Wednesday night. The woman, who garnered national attention in July 2018 by climbing the Statue of Liberty as part of an immigration protest, was spotted in Austin on Wednesday performing another protest. Therese "Patricia" Okoumou, 44, climbed Austin's Southwest Key building surrounded by police and EMS officials. Seventy officers were on the scene throughout the day, straining police resources in the area. Southwest Key is a local contractor that houses immigrant children who are detained at the border....
  • Hawaii Democrat Ed Case claims he's 'an Asian trapped in a white body'

    01/16/2019 1:52:27 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 46 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, January 16, 2019 | By Jessica Chasmar
    Rep. Ed Case apologized Wednesday after he claimed at an event for Asian American and Pacific Islander voters that he’s an “Asian trapped in a white body.” Mr. Case, a Hawaii Democrat, sparked a social media backlash over the reported comment he made Tuesday at a Washington event billed as a “celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander members of the 116th Congress.” According to National Journal fellow Nicholas Wu, Mr. Case, who represents a majority Asian district in Honolulu, declared at the event, “I’m an Asian trapped in a white body.”
  • The Real Blue Wave Could Come in the States

    10/11/2018 9:28:58 AM PDT · by The Pack Knight · 35 replies
    The Cook Political Report ^ | October 9, 2018 | Charles E. Cook
    There are a lot of great political stories out there right now, so it’s easy to miss that the biggest one might be happening below the federal level. Nationally, what appears to be the blue Democratic tidal wave is arguably really a pink wave, with women voters, donors, and candidates driving much of the movement in favor of Democrats. We are seeing eye-popping gender gaps, with the Republican edge among men dwarfed by the Democratic advantage among women. In the mid-September NBC News/Wall Street Journal national poll, men narrowly favored Republicans in preference for control of the House, 47 to...
  • Robert Redford: ‘I Feel Out of Place in the Country I Was Born Into’

    10/09/2018 3:09:27 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 124 replies
    indiewire.com ^ | 10/6/18 | Michael Nordine
    "Our civil servants have failed us," he said in a statement.______ Robert Redford may be done acting, but he’s not riding off into the sunset anytime soon. The actor, filmmaker, and Sundance Film Festival founder published “A Brief Statement About Big Things” on the Sundance Institute’s website yesterday, writing that he feels “out of place in the country I was born into” for the first time he can remember and that he has “watched with sadness as our civil servants have failed us.” The overtly political speech was published the same day that Brett Kavanaugh’s ascension to the Supreme Court...
  • Avenatti Bombshell: Kavanaugh Must Be Asked About This Entry In His Yearbook "FFFFFFFourth Of July"

    09/23/2018 8:29:16 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 180 replies
    twitter.com ^ | 9/23/2018
  • Christine Blasey Ford’s Big Tease

    09/21/2018 8:04:01 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/21/18 | Judi McLeod
    The will-she-or-won’t-she brouhaha of Ford showing up will hang over the hearings like Damocles Sword. When Democrats have complete media attention, THE. SHOW.MUST.GO.ON! Nobody should hold their breath over the weekend waiting on Professor Christine Blasey Ford’s Big Tease about showing up for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s hearings next week, because much more than their faces could turn blue. “Will she or won’t she?” has become the front page headline of the day.
  • Gillibrand: Kavanaugh’s Accuser Shouldn’t Testify at ‘Sham Hearing’

    09/20/2018 2:40:12 AM PDT · by kevcol · 55 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 19, 2018 | Jeffrey Cimmino
    Gillibrand said the Committee is mistreating Ford, telling CNN, "Well, you know, I stand with her [Ford] and she is being bullied by this committee. It’s outrageous that this committee has not moved forward despite the rest of the world. They’re stuck in decades ago."
  • California professor Christine Ford claims Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her: 'It derailed me'

    09/16/2018 12:06:55 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 500 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/16/2018 | Greg Re
    The woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault came forward with her explosive allegations on Sunday, saying the supposed attack "derailed me substantially for four or five years" and claiming that the episode rendered her "unable to have healthy relationships with men." The woman, Christine Ford, is a professor at Palo Alto University, according to The Washington Post, which published her account on Sunday. Her decision to go public caps a whirlwhind week that began when Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., sent shockwaves through Washington by releasing a statement saying she turned over information about Kavanaugh from an...
  • California will launch 'its own damn satellite' as a swipe at Trump, 'Governor Moonbeam' says

    09/15/2018 4:36:14 PM PDT · by familyop · 59 replies
    Fox News ^ | 15SEP18 | Lukas Mikelionis
    "We're going to launch our own satellite — our own damn satellite to figure out where the pollution is and how we’re going to end it," Brown told the audience at the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco..."In California, with science under attack, in fact we’re under attack by a lot of people, including Donald Trump, but the climate threat still keeps growing," Brown added. "So, we want to know, what the hell is going on all over the world, all the time?"..."If Trump turns off the satellites, California will launch its own damn satellite," Brown said back in...
  • Maine Senator Compares 9/11 Attack to Russian Meddling

    09/11/2018 1:41:31 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 12 replies
    Eagle Action Report ^ | 9/11/2018 | EAR Staff
    Politicizing the anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks by comparing alleged Russian hackers to the al Qaeda hijackers who killed 3,000 Americans? For shame. Maine Senator Angus King, an Independent who votes with Democrats, made these comments this morning in Lewiston, Maine. He said that 9/11 was "the beginning of an attack that's continuing today. They used airplanes into towers, now people can use the click of a computer key in St. Petersburg, Russia."
  • Kamala Harris Dismisses Kavanaugh’s Pocket Constitution: ‘That Book You Carry’

    09/07/2018 3:47:14 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 59 replies
    The Dailer Caller ^ | 09-07-2018 | Amber Athey
    Democratic Senator Kamala Harris referred to SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s pocket Constitution as “that book you carry” on Thursday. Harris was listing what she believes to be unenumerated rights that are not explicitly listed in the U.S. Constitution and asked Kavanaugh which ones he would get rid of.
  • Benedict XVI and the Jews: New Ratzinger Essay on Judaism causes Controversy

    09/06/2018 11:53:12 AM PDT · by Repent and Believe · 48 replies
    Novus Ordo Watch ^ | September 6, A.D. 2018 | Editor
    In his self-created role as the “contemplative member” of an “expanded papacy”, Fr. Joseph Ratzinger — aka “Pope Emeritus” Benedict XVI — has a lot of time on his hands these days, and he uses some of it to write on theological matters. Back in 1972, Fr. Ratzinger was very busy with a lot of things, such as arguing for the permissibility of public adulterers to receive Holy Communion in “individual cases”. At the time he also co-founded the theological journal Communio, together with such unsavory characters as Fr. Hans Urs von Balthasar, Fr. Karl Lehmann, and others. Last year,...
  • Kentucky Woman Relentlessly Pushes Senators to Block Kavanaugh Confirmation

    08/30/2018 7:37:09 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 38 replies
    Spectrum News ^ | 8/30/2018 | Eva McKend
    WASHINGTON-With confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh set to start next week, a young woman with ties to Lexington is gaining attention for her activism on Capitol Hill. Reproductive justice advocate Angela Maske has been working to meet with key players for more than a month. Washington reporter Eva McKend has the details. For Angela Maske, this work is personal. “My interests in reproductive justice actually stemmed from my time living in Kentucky. In middle school in particular, we didn’t have much sex ed. In fact, in high school, we didn’t have any sex ed really. I remember...
  • Is this the most ‘DRAMATIC’ tweet yet from David Hogg? You be the judge…

    07/22/2018 4:47:24 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 50 replies
    twitchy ^ | 7/22/18 | David Hogg and a cast of thousands
    Parkland survivor and now professional activist David Hogg warned everyone on Sunday the the upcoming election “could be the last election in our lifetime”:
  • U.S. Promises "Full Implementation" of UN Gun-control Agreement

    07/04/2018 10:00:36 PM PDT · by nevadapatriot · 58 replies
    The New American ^ | 7/2/2018 | Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.
    June 29 marked the end of the Third Review Conference (RevCon) of the United Nations’ Programme of Action (PoA) on Small Arms and Light Weapons. Delegates at the conference, including representatives of the United States, worked on producing updates to the global gun-control agreement. According to the text of the latest draft of the agreement, the PoA will serve as an “international instrument to enable states to identify and trace, in a timely and reliable manner” the small arms and light weapons that are the target of the scheme. In practice, this means that the governments of member nations (including...