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  • Chicago named 'rat capital' of the country

    07/22/2018 4:05:19 PM PDT · by RouxStir · 20 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | July 22, 2018 | Travis Fedschun
    The Second City has been dubbed the "rat capital" of America according to apartment search service RentHop, which said Chicago had the highest amount of rat-related complaints of four major U.S. cities.
  • Where Do ‘Centrist’ Democrats Turn in 2020?

    07/21/2018 2:21:00 PM PDT · by Libloather · 70 replies
    NY Mag ^ | 7/21/18 | Ed Kilgore
    There’s no question that the story of the Democratic party right now is about the ascending left. There’s a bumper crop of self-consciously progressive candidates running for office this year, while many relatively non-ideological “Establishment Democrats” are embracing policy positions and political messages long associated with party insurgents. The relative strength of various Democratic factions in Congress won’t be possible to reliably measure until after the midterms. But with the 2020 presidential election cycle soon to begin (the first candidate debates will probably be held about this time next year), it’s looking like progressives may have many more viable options...
  • Chicago Named The ‘Rat Capital’ Of The U.S., Study Says

    07/20/2018 5:56:13 PM PDT · by McGruff · 57 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | July 20, 2018
    A new study names Chicago the rat capital of the U.S. According to a study by the apartment search service “Rent Hop,” the city received 50,963 rat complaints last year – more than any other city in the country. New York came in a distant second place, followed by Washington, D.C., and Boston.
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Occupy All ICE Offices, Borders, U.S. Airports, ‘Occupy All of It’

    07/17/2018 8:29:53 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 132 replies
    BREITBART.COM ^ | 17 JULY 2018 | JOHN BINDER
    Socialist Democrat candidate for Congress Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in New York’s 14th District is calling on left wing and open borders activists to “occupy” all United States airports, all borders in the U.S., and every office of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency. In a panel discussion with Democracy Now!, Ocasio-Cortez called for an uprising against President Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy at the U.S.-Mexico border where all border crossers and illegal aliens are being criminally prosecuted.
  • John Brennan: Trump's Press Conference an Impeachable Offense, 'Treasonous'

    07/16/2018 10:14:46 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 160 replies
    Grabien.Com ^ | Jul 16, 2018
    The Obama Administration's CIA director, John Brennan, charged that President Trump's post-summit press conference with Russia President Vladimir Putin was an act of treason. "Donald Trump's press performance in Helsinki rises to & exceeds the threshold of 'high crimes and misdemeanors,'" Brennan tweeted. "It was nothing short of treasonous. Not only were Trump's comments imbecilic, he is wholly in the pocket of Putin. Republican Patriots: Where are you???" Moments after tweeting, Brennan appeared on MSNBC and demanded Trump cabinet officials resign in protest.
  • Defeated Rep. Crowley tries easing tensions with Ocasio-Cortez, won't endorse Pelosi

    07/15/2018 6:04:54 PM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/15/18 | Andrew O'Reilly
    Rep. Joseph Crowley, D-N.Y., tried to ease the tensions between himself and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the insurgent Democrat who defeated the 10-term congressman in last month’s primary, after she bashed the incumbent last week for not getting his name off the ballot in the general election. “I don't want to take anything away from her win,” Crowley said Sunday on CBS News’ “Face The Nation.” “I did not do as I preached. I didn't remind folks of my accomplishments. I just took that for granted I think.” Ocasio-Cortez took to Twitter on Thursday accusing Crowley of purposely staying in the race,...
  • More than 20 Democratic House candidates want Nancy Pelosi to step aside after 2018

    07/13/2018 2:33:48 AM PDT · by Libloather · 26 replies
    MSN ^ | 7/12/18 | Ella Nilsen
    A close tally of Democratic House candidates who have said they won’t support House minority leader Nancy Pelosi indicates Democrats would either have to win by a huge margin in order for her to hang onto her top leadership post in 2019 — or those newly elected representatives would have to go back on a key campaign promise during their first vote in office. Pelosi has already said she will run for speaker if Democrats win in 2018. But her path to victory in such a scenario is looking very narrow. Vox has counted 23 candidates who have publicly said...
  • Dems' socialist meltdown

    07/10/2018 3:46:51 AM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    NJ Herald ^ | 7/10/18 | Michael Reagan
    What a great July 4. The skies over America the Beautiful were filled with fireworks, and the Twittersphere was filled with three Democratic senators blowing themselves up. My U.S. senator Kamal Harris, Massachusetts' Elizabeth Warren and New York's Kirsten Gillibrand spent their holiday week attacking President Trump in speeches and tweets. It was rough stuff from three lefties who think they're going to be the next president and apparently think that tweeting like Trump is going to make their delusion come true. Sen. Harris of California warned her followers that Trump is planning to nominate someone who'll overturn Roe v....
  • Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey says he'll oppose Trump's Supreme Court pick

    07/09/2018 12:55:30 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 77 replies
    Morning Call ^ | July 9, 2018
    Hours ahead of President Donald Trump’s prime-time announcement of his selection for the U.S. Supreme Court, and Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Casey has made up his mind.
  • VIDEO: Hillary keeps distance from Deplorables as she flies commercial

    07/09/2018 12:27:36 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 71 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | 8 Jul 18 | Kyle Olson
    Is Hillary attempting to fashion herself as just one of the people in preparation for a 2020 presidential run? Bill and Hillary Clinton were forced to fly with the unwashed masses recently, according to video posted on Twitter. The video shows the pair apparently sitting in the First Class section, captured across the aisle peons filed into coach.
  • From Kellyanne Conway to Stephen Miller, Trump’s advisers face taunts from hecklers around D.C.

    07/09/2018 12:04:12 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 31 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 9 Jul 18 | Paul Schwartzman and Josh Dawsey
    Just after arriving in Washington to work for President Trump, Kellyanne Conway found herself in a downtown supermarket, where a man rushing by with his shopping cart sneered, “You ought to be ashamed of yourself! Go look in the mirror!” “Mirrors are in aisle 9 — I’ll go get one now,” Conway recalled replying. She brushed off the dart with the swagger of someone raised in the ever-attitudinal trenches of South Jersey. “What am I gonna do? Fall apart in the canned vegetable aisle?”
  • Russian Bots Linked To Viral Twitter Attacks On ‘Hateful’ Dems

    07/08/2018 4:42:55 AM PDT · by Libloather · 74 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 7/08/18 | Mary Papenfuss
    It what may be an early onslaught of Kremlin-linked Twitter attacks ahead of the U.S. midterm elections, Russia bots appear to be fueling a wave of criticism against Democrats in part over a lack of “civility” and intimidation in political confrontations, according to bot trackers. Attacks with the hashtag #WalkAway purport to be from a “grassroots” wave of one-time Democrats who have left the party in part because they say they are so incensed by the hateful and divisive behavior of party members. The message is to “walk away” from ugly confrontations, “intolerance” and hate — and from the Democratic...
  • Billionaire Richard Branson: America should give out free cash to fix income inequality

    07/02/2018 2:57:13 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 84 replies
    CNBC ^ | 2 Jul 18 | Catherine Clifford
    One solution to income inequality is giving out free cash, according to the British billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson. “A basic income should be introduced in Europe and in America,” Branson told David Gelles of The New York Times. Branson was responding to the question, “What do you think those in positions of power should do to address social problems like income inequality?”
  • Hillary Refuses To Condemn The Left Becoming ‘Uncivil’ — Calls For ‘Strength’ To Resist Trump

    06/29/2018 11:18:42 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 53 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 29 Jun 18 | Justin Caruso
    Failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton rejected calls of civility in a recent interview, calling for “strength and resolve” to resist President Trump. The Guardian reports that when asked about some on the left becoming “uncivil” recently, she responded: “‘Oh, give me a break,’ she erupts, eyes widening into indignation. ‘Give me a break! What is more uncivil and cruel than taking children away? It should be met with resolve and strength. And if some of that comes across as a little uncivil, well, children’s lives are at stake; their futures are at stake. That is that ridiculous concept of bothsideism.'”
  • Ocasio-Cortez pushes back on Pelosi’s analysis of win: ‘...we’re in the middle of a movement’

    06/29/2018 2:27:48 AM PDT · by Libloather · 92 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/28/18 | Julia Manchester
    New York Democratic congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is pushing back on House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's (D-Calif.) characterization of her surprise primary win, saying the Democratic Party is in the midst of a movement. “I think that we’re in the middle of a movement in this country,” Ocasio-Cortez told CNN's Erin Burnett late Wednesday. “I feel this movement, but that movement is going to happen from the bottom up. That movement is going to come from voters.” **SNIP** Pelosi dismissed speculation in a news conference earlier Wednesday, saying Ocasio-Cortez's win should not be seen as a larger movement within the...
  • Barking mad and proud of it [Pruden on Maxine Waters; GRAPHIC IMAGE WARNING]

    06/26/2018 11:50:10 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 53 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 25 Jun 18 | Wesley Pruden
    Bonnie and Clyde sometimes called themselves “bank inspectors,” but they were only kidding. The Palestinian Authority, the famous terrorist collective pretending to be a nation, collects $350 million from the U.S. Treasury every year to pay “salaries” to imprisoned terrorists, make love offerings to families of dead terrorists, celebrate terrorists as heroes, build monuments to dead criminals, and other bad things. And that’s no joke. The Palestinian Authority was even invited to an international conference in Paris the other day to talk about how to prevent financing of terrorism, to behead the venomous snake before it bites. That’s the sickest...
  • The IT Guy and Wasserman Schultz (Imran Awan)

    06/16/2018 3:00:39 AM PDT · by Libloather · 31 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 6/15/18 | JENNA LIFHITS
    **SNIP** Awan was a congressional IT staffer. Numerous members of his family joined him on the congressional payroll. Now he is awaiting trial for bank fraud. What started in 2016 as an investigation into equipment and data theft has evolved into a case about falsely obtaining home equity loans and sending money to Pakistan. As the probe evolves, there have been dozens of shocking reports about the family’s activities and access. The plot twists have spawned numerous conspiracy theories. Awan’s lawyer Christopher Gowen says that all these reports are complicating the trial. “Every time we think it’s done, Johnny-on-the-spot over...
  • New York City’s rat problem is getting worse

    06/12/2018 8:10:09 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 50 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 12, 2018 | Danielle Furfaro
    Rats prefer the neighborhoods of Harlem, the Upper West Side, and Bedford-Stuyvesant — and they really like to party in the summer, a new study shows. Citywide, the rat population grew about 10 percent from 2016 to 2017 based on complaints filed to 311, the RentHop study released on Tuesday shows.
  • Bill Clinton: Norms of ‘What You Can Do to Someone Against Their Will’ Have Changed

    06/11/2018 10:52:14 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 83 replies
    NTK Network ^ | 11 Jun 18 | NTK staff
    President Bill Clinton’s new interview with PBS NewsHour, which aired last week, featured some shocking, and strikingly tone-deaf, comments from the former president about sexual harassment and assault, including his opinion that “what you can do to someone against their will” has changed.
  • Bill Clinton: Book PR Backfires, Ambushed by NBC, Today Show on Monica Lewinsky Story

    06/04/2018 11:07:29 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 37 replies
    Showbiz 411 ^ | 4 Jun 18 | Roger Friedman
    The president’s PR machine is missing. Bill Clinton didn’t have to write a mystery with James Patterson, but he did. And in doing publicity for “The President is Missing,” Clinton has walked into a PR buzz saw. On the Today show, in a pre taped interview, Clinton was ambushed on a number of subjects. But the worst of it was about Monica Lewinsky. In this new climate of #MeToo, Clinton left himself open to questions about his affair with Lewinsky, who was his White House intern when he was president in 1998. What was possible to get away with 20...