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  • As Biden and Kerry Went Soft on China, Sons Made Nuclear, Military Business Deals with Chinese Gov't

    03/22/2019 9:54:42 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 16 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 3/21/2019 | Tyler O'Neil
    In 2013 and 2014, China embarked on an aggressive air and island campaign to dominate the South China Sea, much to the dismay of Japan and other countries in the region. When Vice President Joe Biden visited the country in 2013, he emphasized trade between the U.S. and China and did not focus on the South China Sea. Secretary of State John Kerry did the same in 2014. Meanwhile, Biden's son Hunter and Kerry's stepson Chris Heinz carried out massive business deals with Chinese officials and the state-owned Bank of China. Worse, Hunter Biden and Chris Heinz even invested in...
  • AIPAC’s competition — Obama to host Dems on Monday night of policy conference

    03/22/2019 7:09:00 AM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Former President Barack Obama will host a reception for freshman House Democrats on Monday evening at the home of Ambassador Esther Coopersmith in Washington, D.C, Jewish Insider has learned. Coopersmith, known as “one of the best at playing the Washington ‘networking’ game,” was appointed by Obama as a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador in 2009. On Monday night, AIPAC will also hold its leadership reception, perhaps AIPAC’s most-significant annual gathering, which typically puts the vast majority of members of Congress, AIPAC’s leadership, board and national council all in one room, during the same block of time. Several progressive 2020 presidential hopefuls, including...
  • Multiple 2020 Democrats say they won’t attend AIPAC summit

    03/21/2019 7:24:39 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 66 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 21, 2019 | Juana Summers and Elana Schor
    Multiple Democratic presidential candidates said Thursday that they won’t attend the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s annual conference in Washington next week. Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, former U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke of Texas, Sen. Kamala Harris of California and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, are among the 2020 contenders who have decided not to attend. Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, who is considering an independent bid for president, will also avoid the AIPAC conference. It comes as the liberal advocacy group MoveOn has called on Democratic presidential candidates to skip this year’s policy...
  • Michael Dukakis rips ‘draft-dodger’ Trump after tank photo joke

    03/21/2019 12:46:32 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 73 replies
    New York Post ^ | 21 Mar 19 | Mark Moore
    President Trump’s joke about Michael Dukakis tanked with the former Democratic presidential nominee. Dukakis, who ran against George H.W. Bush, wasn’t happy about Trump mocking him for donning a helmet and riding in a tank during the 1988 campaign. “I want to get into them but then I remember when a man named Dukakis got into a tank,” Trump said to laughter Wednesday during a visit to a tank factory in Lima, Ohio. “The helmet was bigger than he was. That was not good.”
  • Filmmaker Ken Burns joins effort to save Hampshire College

    03/20/2019 5:52:05 PM PDT · by matt04 · 8 replies
    One of Hampshire College’s best-known alumni, documentary filmmaker Ken Burns, has joined the effort to help the college endure financial troubles, President Miriam Nelson confirmed in a letter to the college community Wednesday afternoon. Burns, 65, and seven others are members of the newly created President’s Options Working Group, appointed by Nelson. Burns, who graduated from Hampshire in 1975, is known for documentaries including the Emmy Award-winning “Civil War” and “Baseball” series. Nelson described the panel as “off-campus community stakeholders” who would be a “sounding board for the trustees and me, conducting their deliberations independently, and a vehicle for communicating...
  • Stop & Shop union says contract offers ‘draconian’ cuts as employees rally at Chicopee store

    03/20/2019 5:34:53 PM PDT · by matt04 · 22 replies
    Hundreds of union members and their supporters rallied Wednesday at the Memorial Drive Stop & Shop, calling on the company to offer employees represented by United Food & Commercial Workers locals in New England a better contract and threatening to strike if it doesn’t happen. “What do we want," the call and response chant went. “Contract! If we don’t get it? Shut it down!” ... UFCW says Stop & Shop is proposing a bad deal for workers that would cut current benefits, including health and welfare and pension plans, replace Sunday time-and-a-half pay with a smaller wage premium and cut...
  • Scarborough Thinks John Kerry Would Be Stone-Cold Lock to Beat Trump

    03/20/2019 9:14:14 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 91 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Time for Teresa to dust off her recipe for gin-soaked raisins? Of all the Dems vying for the presidential nomination, Joe Scarborough has singled out one who's not even in the race as the person who not only could, but would, beat President Trump in 2020: John "Liveshot" Kerry. [snip] Said Scarborough: "John Kerry, if he ran, would win. That's all I'm going to say. That's all I'm going to say. He would be the 46th president of the United States if he announced today he was running. And nobody could stop him." Get the rest of the story and...
  • Warren Tells Mississippians at Town Hall: Get Another State Flag Sans Confederate Symbol

    03/19/2019 6:52:02 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19 March 2019 | Penny Starr
    CNN hosted a town hall on Monday in Mississippi with presidential candidate and Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) where she answered questions on a range of issues, including the Mississippi flag, which features in its field a Confederate symbol. “Mississippi’s the only state in the country that still has the Confederate battle emblem on the state flag — do you think Mississippi should adopt a new flag?” Jake Tapper, CNN anchor who moderated the town hall, asked Warren. “Warren replied with one word — ‘Yes’ — and was met with loud applause from the crowd,” CNN reported on its event....CNN also...
  • Boston Woman Sentenced for $2.7M Bank Fraud Scheme

    03/18/2019 7:00:06 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 16 replies
    www.bankerandtradesman.com ^ | 03/18/2019 | www.bankerandtradesman.com
    A Boston woman was sentenced last week in federal court in Boston for her role in a scheme to embezzle more than $2.7 million from Bank of America using fraudulent donations to nonprofit organizations. Brianna Alexis Forde, 36, was sentenced to four months in prison and two years of supervised release, including six months of home detention. She was also ordered to pay $778,000 in restitution.
  • Howie Carr Show,M-F,3PM-6 PM,EDT,WRKO AM,March 18-31,2019

    03/18/2019 11:20:52 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 2 replies
    Howie Carr Show ^ | March 18, 2019 | Howie Carr
    WELCOME To The Howie Carr Show!
  • Beto O'Rourke raised massive $6.1 million his first day in the 2020 race, campaign says

    03/18/2019 6:43:36 AM PDT · by C19fan · 56 replies
    CNN ^ | March 18, 2019 | Eric Bradner
    Beto O'Rourke raised $6.1 million in the first 24 hours of his presidential campaign, his campaign said Monday, in what amounts to the largest announced first-day haul of any 2020 Democratic contender to date. The former Texas congressman raised $6,136,763 in online donations from all 50 states in the first day, his campaign said. That tops the $5.9 million one-day total Sen. Bernie Sanders announced after he launched his campaign. The closest other 2020 Democratic candidate to publicize their first-day fundraising total was California Sen. Kamala Harris at $1.5 million.
  • The Kuhner Report, Jeffrey T. Kuhner Show,M-F,PAM-12NOONPM,EDT,WRKO AM,March 18-31,2019

    03/18/2019 8:12:01 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 1 replies
    The Kuhner Report ^ | March 18, 2019 | Jeffrey T. Kuhner
    Good Morning And WELCOME!
  • MASSACHUSETTS COUNTY RANKS AS AMERICA'S MOST INTOLERANT 95% of residents identify as ... Democrats

    03/17/2019 8:16:28 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 48 replies
    WND ^ | March 17, 2019 | Unattributed
    A new study reveals the most intolerant county in America is not Rabun County in northeastern Georgia, where the film “Deliverance” was shot. “Nor was it Albany County, Wyoming, where Matthew Shepard was killed. And it was not Tallahatchie County, Mississippi, where Emmett Till was lynched more than a half-century ago,” explained a report by the Foundation for Economic Education. It’s Suffolk County, Massachusetts, and its mostly white population of just under 800,000 that includes the heart of the Boston-Cambridge-Newton region. “Politically, Suffolk County is about as progressive as America gets. The county’s three congressional districts – the 5th, 7th,...
  • Damn Right Capitalism’s Been A Force For Good, Says … Elizabeth Warren? (You're not hallucinating)

    03/14/2019 7:44:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/14/2019 | AllahPundit
    Via the Free Beacon, you are not hallucinating. This actually happened.In fact, that’s not the most surreal part. The surreal part is that this is obviously the answer John Hickenlooper should have given when he was recently asked whether he’s a capitalist and botched it royally. Read that again: A twice-elected governor from a swing state is less politically adept than Elizabeth Warren.If I were him I’d drop out today in shame.On Earth 2, Warren is being asked this same question amid news that Bernie Sanders has decided to pass on running for president again in 2020. How does...
  • Exclusive — President Donald Trump: Paul Ryan Blocked Subpoenas of Democrats

    03/14/2019 10:55:05 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 54 replies
    www.breitbart.com ^ | 13 Mar 2019 | Alexander Marlow, Matthew Boyle, Amanda House, & Charlie Spiering
    President Donald Trump is not happy that former House Speaker Paul Ryan blocked subpoenas of people and entities Trump thinks the House GOP should have been investigating during the first two years of his administration. Trump told Breitbart News in an exclusive lengthy Oval Office interview that Ryan blocked issuance of subpoenas to people he thinks should have been investigated on the political left, and now that the Republicans no longer have the majority in the House, people Trump says Ryan protected may have gotten away with whatever they did that warranted investigation. Trump said that House Freedom Caucus Chairman...
  • Romney to vote against Trump's emergency declaration

    03/14/2019 10:42:15 AM PDT · by Eyes Unclouded · 116 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3-14-2019 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) said on Thursday that he will oppose President Trump's emergency declaration to build the U.S.-Mexico border wall. "I will vote today for the resolution of disapproval. This is a vote for the Constitution and for the balance of powers that is at its core," Romney said in a statement. Romney is the sixth Republican senator to say he will vote for the resolution of disapproval, which is getting a vote in the Senate later Thursday.
  • Elizabeth Warren Has ‘Zero’ Sympathy for People Involved in Alleged Fraudulent Entry into Colleges

    03/13/2019 2:33:08 PM PDT · by budj · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 March, 2019 | Pam Key
    Wednesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) commented on the college admissions scandal in which the Justice Department has charged several wealthy parents.
  • Stop & Shop union plans rally at Chicopee store; 31k...workers without a contract

    03/13/2019 12:38:44 PM PDT · by matt04 · 14 replies
    The union local representing about 1,300 Western Massachusetts Stop & Shop workers will host a rally next week in hopes of spurring negotiations for a new contract. ... Five New England UFCW Locals representing over 30,000 Stop & Shop workers have been without a contract since late February. All five locals have voted to authorize a strike. UFCW says Stop & Shop has proposed a bad deal for workers that would cut current benefits, including health and welfare and pension plans, replace Sunday time-and-a-half pay with a smaller wage premium, and cut paid holidays, vacations and sick days for new...
  • Massachusetts Bill Would Remove “Mother” and “Unborn Child” From Legal Definition of Pregnancy

    03/12/2019 3:16:30 PM PDT · by detective · 22 replies
    Life News ^ | Mar 11, 2019 | Micaiah Bilger
    A Massachusetts bill would hide the truth about abortion by stripping the terms “mother” and “unborn child” from the legal definition of pregnancy. The state Remove Obstacles and Expand Abortion Access Act (ROE Act) is similar to a radical new pro-abortion law in New York that legalized abortion for basically any reason up to birth. The Massachusetts bill would expand late-term abortions after 24 weeks for any loosely defined “health” reason, and repeal the state law requiring parental consent for minors. It also would end the state law that requires basic medical care for infants born alive from botched abortions....
  • Exclusive: Biden to run for White House, says Dem lawmaker

    03/12/2019 10:20:16 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/12/19 | cott Wong and Amie Parnes
    Former Vice President Joe Biden will run for president in 2020, a senior Democratic lawmaker told The Hill on Tuesday, a move that will shake up the crowded Democratic primary field and make him the clear front-runner for his party’s nomination against President Trump. “I’m giving it a shot,” Biden said matter-of-factly during a phone call with a House Democratic lawmaker within the past week — a conversation the congressman recounted to The Hill and interpreted as a sure sign that Biden will run in 2020. In the brief phone call, the former vice president asked if he could bounce...