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  • Rabbi Shmuley Boteach Attacks Cong. Ilhan Omar in WaPo Ad

    03/25/2019 5:27:38 PM PDT · by SJackson · 17 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | March 25, 2019 | Hana Levi Julian
    “America’s Rabbi” Shmuley Boteach pointed the finger at U.S. Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and accused her of blatant anti-Semitism in a public, full-page ad printed in Sunday’s Washington Post just in time for this week’s 2019 American-Israel Public Affairs Committee Policy Conference in Washington DC. Boteach placed Omar’s own anti-Semitic words alongside some of the most anti-Semitic tropes of all time together with a full-length photo of the freshman Congresswoman. He brought along a copy of the attack ad to the AIPAC conference, waving it at anti-AIPAC demonstrators at the Washington Convention Center as they chanted “Shame on you!” at...
  • Schumer accuses Republicans of using anti-semitism 'to score political points'

    03/25/2019 5:04:20 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 25, 2019 | Gabriella Munoz
    Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer strongly pushed back against the anti-semitic label Republicans have been pushing on Democratic party, arguing that Israel needs a united front from its ally. “Not only is it demonstrably false to say Democrats are anti-Israel. It also hurts the Israel-US relationship,” Mr. Schumer said at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee policy conference Monday. “Those who seek to use Israel as a means of scoring political points do a disservice to both Israel and the United States.” His comments come after Democrats have struggled to address anti-semitic controversies surrounding some of its own freshman...
  • This tight end quit the NFL to become a crystal healer

    03/25/2019 4:49:46 PM PDT · by DFG · 30 replies
    NY Post ^ | 03/25/2019 | Lauren Steussy
    Former NFL player Devon Cajuste is trading the ultraphysical for the metaphysical. Cajuste, a Seaford, LI, native, who walked away from the game in January, has spent the first few months of his retirement working as a crystal healer. He’s using his arsenal of 100 precious stones and gems — worth more than $20,000 — to tap into the transcendental energy of an entirely different fan base. “Football was not my passion,” says Cajuste, 26, a towering 6-foot-4 former tight end. “The feeling that I got from [crystals] was greater than any play I made in the game.” A little...
  • McConnell blocks resolution calling for Mueller report to be released publicly

    03/25/2019 4:08:16 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 25, 2019
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Monday blocked a resolution calling for special counsel Robert Mueller's report to be released publicly. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) asked for unanimous consent for the nonbinding resolution, which cleared the House 420-0, to be passed by the Senate following Mueller's submission of his final report on Friday. "Whether or not you're a supporter of President Trump ... there is no good reason not to make the report public," Schumer said from the floor. "It's a simple request for transparency. Nothing more, nothing less." But McConnell objected, noting that Attorney General William...
  • Trump campaign sends memo to television producers warning about 'credibility' (trunc)

    03/25/2019 2:52:47 PM PDT · by grayboots · 38 replies
    CNBC ^ | 3/25/2019 | Tucker Higgins
    Full Title: Trump campaign sends memo to television producers warning about 'credibility' of six Trump critics who it says spread false claims about collusion Trump's re-election campaign sent a memo to television producers on Monday instructing them to "employ basic journalistic standards when booking" six current or former government officials that the campaign said "made outlandish, false claims, without evidence" while on air. The memo names: Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn. Rep. Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., the chair of the House Judiciary Committee Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez John Brennan, the former director of the Central Intelligence Agency Rep. Adam Schiff,...
  • Pelosi And Schumer: We Can’t Trust AG Barr’s Summary Given His Bias Against The Mueller Probe

    03/25/2019 2:04:33 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/25/2019 | Allahpundit
    Meh. Full transparency would be best, but I find it hard to believe Barr would have distorted or “shaded” Mueller’s findings in his summary knowing the enormous risk that to his and the DOJ’s reputations if the truth leaked. Mueller knows what the report says. So do Mueller’s deputies. So does Rod Rosenstein. So do any other higher-ups at the Department who consulted on the summary. If Barr’s being cute about what the report describes, all it would take is one person whispering to the media about it and he’d be at risk of impeachment.But yes, let’s have the...
  • Communities struggle to cope after killings that authorities have linked to illegal immigrants

    03/24/2019 4:58:11 PM PDT · by SJackson · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3*24*19 | Louis Casiano
    Emotions ran high at a San Jose, Calif. community meeting this week where residents questioned local officials about the brutal stabbing death of Bambi Larson, who was allegedly killed by an undocumented immigrant wanted by federal immigration officials for deportation. Authorities said Carlos Eduardo Arevalo Carranza – a native of El Salvador with a long criminal history and admitted gang ties -- stalked Larson, 59, before the February attack in her home. A Message from accenture.com Sponsored Video Watch to learn more “He had a crime record,” San Jose resident Connie Schneider told the Bay Area's FOX 2. “He shouldn't...
  • [Kamala] Harris: Time For The Old Guard To “Pass The Baton” [ed]

    03/25/2019 12:27:14 PM PDT · by C19fan · 53 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 25, 2019 | Jazz Shaw
    One of the firmest rules in modern American politics these days is that candidates need to get out there and define themselves before somebody else gets a chance to do it for them. That seems to be a lesson that hasn’t been lost on California Senator and presidential hopeful Kamala Harris (D). Her greatest fear clearly appears to be the risk of being seen as part of the old Democratic establishment in an era of aggressive young socialists influencing their party. She made that point clear when she showed up for church services in Atlanta this weekend, talking about the...
  • Sean Hannity Show,M-F,3PM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM,March 25-29,2019

    03/25/2019 12:28:58 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 1 replies
    Sean Hannity Show ^ | March 25, 2019 | Sean Hannity
    Good Afternoon And WELCOME To The Sean Hannity Show!
  • New York Rep. José Serrano has Parkinson’s, won’t seek re-election

    03/25/2019 12:11:52 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 18 replies
    Roll Call ^ | March 25, 2019 | Bridget Bowman
    New York Democratic Rep. José E. Serrano announced Monday that he has Parkinson’s disease and will not seek re-election in 2020. The 75-year-old said he plans to finish his current term, which is his 15th full one in Congress, as the disease has not yet impacted his ability to work. “Today, I am announcing that I am living with Parkinson’s disease,” Serrano said in a statement. “After my diagnosis, I initially planned to continue my work representing the people of the South Bronx far into the future — a responsibility that brings me great joy."
  • Petition Emerges To Suspend Shep Smith From Fox News Amid Sex Assault Allegation

    03/25/2019 8:59:35 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 55 replies
    bigleaguepolitics.com ^ | Mar 25, 2019 | By Patrick Howley
    Fox News daytime anchor Shep Smith is facing intense backlash after Big League Politics published an audiotaped interview with John Doe #1, a 35-year old man who describes Smith sexually attacking him in New York City in 2004. Smith did not immediately stop his aggression as the alleged victim tried to fight Smith off, according to John Doe #1’s account of the incident. A petition at Ourstand.org states its mission: “Demand Fox News Suspend Shep Smith to Investigate Sexual Assault Claim.” The petition reads: “According to a new bombshell report from BigLeaguePolitics, Shep Smith has been accused of Sexual Assault...
  • Businesses, Residents Plan to Leave New York

    03/25/2019 5:28:09 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 74 replies
    free beacon ^ | March 24, 2019 | Mary Lou Lang
    A new poll shows a third of New York residents plan to move because they can't afford to stay. Businesses that are closing cited "economic" reasons for their decision. They represent a wide array of industries including a biotech company, investment bank, internet services, commercial printer, and a Walmart online ordering processor. New York governor Andrew Cuomo (D.), who is still reeling from the loss of Amazon, told CBS local news on Wednesday he was "sick to my stomach" and it was the "greatest tragedy I have seen since I've been in government." Amazon's deal would have provided $27 billion...
  • In speech at Trump hotel, Gillibrand to call Trump a coward

    03/24/2019 9:29:13 AM PDT · by Mariner · 35 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | March 24th, 2019 | JUANA SUMMERS
    NEW YORK (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand is calling President Donald Trump a "coward" who "punches down" and says that he is "tearing apart the moral fabric of our country." Gillibrand is set to say even more about Trump on Sunday as she stands in front of one of his signature New York properties. In what her campaign is calling Gillibrand's first major speech as a presidential candidate, the New York senator says in prepared remarks that the Trump International Hotel & Tower in Manhattan is "a shrine to greed, division and vanity." The Associated Press obtained the...
  • NYU Journalism School Hires Ex-New Yorker Fact Checker Who Falsely Said ICE Agent Had Nazi Tattoo

    03/24/2019 8:32:05 PM PDT · by OddLane · 10 replies
    The wrap ^ | 3/20/19 | Jon Levine
    New York University has hired Talia Lavin as an adjunct journalism professor less than a year after the former New Yorker fact checker resigned after falsely accusing an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent of having a Nazi tattoo. Lavin’s undergraduate course “Reporting on the Far Right” will kick off in the fall semester of 2019 at NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. In its official faculty bio, the university billed Lavin as an expert in “far-right extremism and social justice.”
  • Doug Collins On Democrats Investigating Russian Collusion: ‘It’s All They Have’

    03/24/2019 3:50:12 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 12 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 24 March 2019 1:26 PM | Jason Hopkins
    Georgia Republican Rep. Doug Collins ripped apart plans by House Democrats to continue investigating President Donald Trump over allegations of collusion. WATCH: “There was no collusion,” Collins said on Fox News Sunday. “I’m waiting to see the conclusions that Bill Barr is going to give us, hopefully as early as today. Then we can actually show to the American people what the investigation meant, and how far it went, and also the fact that now we can hopefully begin to move on from this two-year cloud of an investigation.” However, host Chris Wallace pushed back on Collins’ suggestion that Congress...
  • What to ask Chirlane McCray (Mrs. de Blasio) about the ThriveNYC debacle

    03/24/2019 5:59:59 PM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    NY Post ^ | 3/24/19 | DJ Jaffe
    City First Lady Chirlane ­McCray will appear before the City Council Tuesday to ­explain what exactly her mental-health project, ThriveNYC, has achieved before giving her $250 million a year for the next four years. New Yorkers can be forgiven for failing to notice positive results, what with the ever-growing ranks of homeless mentally ill in our streets and subways (and prisons). As these pages have repeatedly argued, ThriveNYC hasn’t been focused on helping the most seriously mentally ill. Here, then, are 10 questions council members should ask the first lady to get to the root of that problem. **SNIP** Two:...
  • The Brains Behind AOC Part II

    03/24/2019 1:03:09 PM PDT · by Pelham · 15 replies
    YouTube ^ | 3-22-2019 | "Mr Reagan"
    There is a lot more to this video than just something about AOC. It's about the brains behind the whole New Congress/ Justice Democrats movement that elected AOC, Tlaib, Omar and the rest. The "brain" is Zack Exley, who has managed to stay out of the spotlight. Zack and his comrades. What they have managed to do is identify and exploit a weakness in our nominating process. They pose a serious threat to American elections. And they plan to do to Republican districts what they did to Democrats this last time.
  • Rep. Ilhan Omar's 'anti-Semitic tropes' prompt Jewish New York Dem to apologize to constituents

    03/24/2019 12:16:40 PM PDT · by SJackson · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | Fox News | Gregg Re
    U.S. Rep. Max Rose, a Jewish New York Democrat in his first term in Congress, apologized to visibly frustrated constituents at a town hall in Staten Island on Tuesday for not "protecting them" from fellow freshman Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar's repeated use of "anti-Semitic tropes." Rose's comments came as Minnesota Democrats are seriously considering the prospect of supporting an unprecedented primary challenge against the 37-year-old Omar in 2020, following bipartisan condemnation of several of her remarks, according to officials and state representatives. Earlier this month, the House passed a bipartisan resolution condemning hate of all kinds in the wake of Omar's comments. But Democrats kept Omar's...
  • Nadler: It would be ‘cover-up’ for Barr to withhold Mueller report

    03/24/2019 7:43:38 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 38 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 24, 2019 | Mark Moore
    Rep. Jerry Nadler, the head of the House Judiciary Committee, said it would amount to a “cover-up” if Attorney General William Barr fails to release the entire special counsel’s report along with the underlying evidence that led Robert Mueller to his conclusions. Because the Justice Department believes by law that a sitting president cannot be indicted, Congress needs to be able to see the Mueller report to fulfill its constitutional oversight duty, the New York Democrat said on Sunday. “If that is the case, and they can’t hold him accountable, the only institution that can hold a president accountable is...
  • Top-Ranking Democrat Says Mueller Report Doesn’t Matter — ‘We Know There Was Collusion’

    03/24/2019 9:42:30 AM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 88 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 03/24/2019 | Virginia Kruta
    House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler confirmed Sunday that Congress will continue to investigate President Donald Trump regardless of the conclusions reached by special counsel Robert Mueller. “We know there was collusion,” Nadler insisted several times during an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union” with guest host Dana Bash. “Why there’s been no indictments, we don’t know.”