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  • Breaking down the big impeachment rally mystery (IMPEACHMENT HELD HOSTAGE - DAY 18)

    01/05/2020 2:58:10 AM PST · by Libloather · 1 replies
    NBC 'News' ^ | 1/04/20 | Lauren Egan
    WASHINGTON — It was Dinetta Gilmore’s second impeachment rally within 12 hours. After joining hundreds of protesters in New York City’s Times Square last month on the eve of the House impeachment vote, the Brooklyn native packed a bag full of homemade “Reclaiming My Country” flags and caught a 2 a.m. bus to make it to Washington in time for the day-of-the-vote rally that morning on Capitol Hill. “Yes, the fix is in, but that doesn’t mean we roll over and take it,” Gilmore, 60, said then of the likelihood that the Senate would vote to acquit President Donald Trump....
  • Leading House Dem defends Pelosi, blames McConnell for delay in Senate impeachment trial

    12/27/2019 4:43:10 PM PST · by Libloather · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/27/19 | Sam Dorman
    House Chief Deputy Whip Dan Kildee, D-Mich., defended House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and criticized her Senate counterpart amid controversy surrounding the Speaker's decision not to release the articles of impeachment for a trial in the Senate. "She is making the right decision," Kildee told CNN on Thursday. "The House of Representatives is not absent from the Senate trial. We're not sort of bystanders to it." He added: "We have to appoint impeachment managers and organize the case around the structure that the Senate arrives at in order to present our case in the most compelling way. Determining who the...
  • A Science-Based Case for Ending the Porn Epidemic

    12/17/2019 6:13:28 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 73 replies
    American Greatness ^ | December 15, 2019 | Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
    They say the first step is admitting you have a problem. I think many readers of this article will respond with outrage, and many will see it says things they already knew to be true—and I think these two groups will largely overlap. The most powerful obstacle to confronting a destructive addiction is denial, and collectively we are in denial about pornography. Since it seems somehow relevant, let me state at the outset that I am French. Every fiber of my Latin, Catholic body recoils at puritanism of any sort, especially the bizarre, Anglo-Puritan kind so prevalent in America. I...
  • Moderate Dems warn against 'kitchen sink' impeachment push

    12/05/2019 2:40:56 PM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/04/19 | SARAH FERRIS, HEATHER CAYGLE
    A group of House Democratic centrists is warning its caucus that any case against President Donald Trump should steer clear of Robert Mueller - resurfacing an ugly internal debate on impeachment that could complicate the coming weeks. Multiple moderates - including freshman lawmakers deemed most at risk in 2020 - have urged Democrats not to relitigate the issues in the Mueller report in their own investigation into the Ukraine scandal. But key Democrats, including House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler, have suggested that it could be included in eventual articles of impeachment, with many in the caucus still eager to repudiate...
  • ‘Are you ready?’: Pelosi preps Democrats for next steps on impeachment

    12/04/2019 7:33:24 PM PST · by Libloather · 33 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/04/19 | SARAH FERRIS, HEATHER CAYGLE
    Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday held a special closed-door huddle with her caucus to discuss impeachment, one day after Democrats unveiled a damning report on President Donald Trump's role in the Ukraine scandal that could lead to a vote to oust the president by year’s end. In a sign of the moment’s gravity, Pelosi and her leadership team ensured that the members-only gathering was tightly controlled, even more so than Democrats’ weekly caucus meetings. Lawmakers were not allowed to bring phones and a sign on the door read “no entrance” to keep out all staff, even senior aides who regularly...
  • Fearless rat goes on the attack by pouncing towards dog and cat when they corner it [tr]

    11/19/2019 6:42:14 AM PST · by C19fan · 20 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 19, 2019 | Nick Enoch
    A courageous rat decided to fight back when it was confronted by a cat and dog in a house in Thailand. Footage shows the vermin as it squares up against the two pets in the rubbish-strewn home on Sunday, November 10. During the three-minute scrap, the rat leaps and squeaks menacingly whenever the larger animals try to corner it. The trio are first seen in the front section of the house but the tactical rat then takes the fight nearer the back - and uses cookery ware on the floor as a hiding place, and a launchpad for a counterattack.
  • Democrats to Israel: Go to Hell

    11/17/2019 11:20:19 PM PST · by knighthawk · 17 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 17 2019 | Karol Markowicz
    Last week, Israel once again faced a barrage of rockets from Gaza while most of the mainstream Democratic candidates whistled and looked away. Candidates don’t have to comment on every event happening around the world, but the ­silence of much of the Democratic field feels like more than passing disinterest. And when Vice President Joe Biden offered even a bland message of support for Israel that would have been unremarkable a few years ago, he got massive pushback from the left on Twitter. And it’s those activists on Twitter, and in the campus fever swamps, who shape the progressive conversation...
  • Pro-life scorecard alert on the abortion-expansive 1972 “Equal Rights Amendment”

    11/13/2019 9:12:41 PM PST · by Morgana · 16 replies
    National Right to Life ^ | Nov. 12, 2019 | National Right to Life
    Re: Pro-life scorecard alert on the abortion-expansive 1972 “Equal Rights Amendment” Dear Member of Congress: On November 13, the Judiciary Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives will vote on H. J. Res. 79, a measure that purports to erase, ex post facto, the seven-year ratification deadline that Congress included in the ERA resolution submitted in 1972. The full House is expected to vote on this measure in the not-distant future. National Right to Life is strongly opposed to H. J. Res. 79, and intends to include the roll call in our scorecard of key pro-life votes of the 116th...
  • Anonymous author raises questions over Donald Trump's mental fitness

    11/08/2019 11:03:12 AM PST · by seanmerc · 71 replies ^ | 8 Nov 19 | Emily Goodin
    The anonymous author of a tell-all tome on the Donald Trump administration raises questions about the president's mental fitness to hold office. The author, who is described a 'senior official in the Trump administration,' claims Trump stumbles, slurs and is easily confused. 'I am not qualified to diagnose the president's mental acuity,' Anonymous writes, according to a copy of the book obtained by The Washington Post. 'All I can tell you is that normal people who spend any time with Donald Trump are uncomfortable by what they witness. He stumbles, slurs, gets confused, is easily irritated, and has trouble synthesizing...
  • Greedy killer monkeys found eating large rats in Malaysia, leaving scientists ‘stunned’

    10/22/2019 3:36:28 PM PDT · by Boomer · 33 replies
    FNC ^ | 10/22/19 | Sean Keach
    Greedy killer monkeys were found to be catching and gobbling up large rats in Malaysia. Shocked scientists uncovered the rat-catching macaques on palm oil plantations – and say the hungry predators could be used as pest control. The southern pig-tailed macaques were typically thought to chow down on fruit. They would also hunt for meaty prey sometimes, but generally only small lizards and birds. Now scientists have confirmed that these monkeys are also regularly snatching and devouring large rats.
  • Chicago Once Again Tops List of Rattiest Cities in US

    10/22/2019 8:00:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | 10/22/2019
    Chicago is once again the "rattiest" city in the country. For the fifth consecutive year, Chicago ranked first on Orkin's list of the most rat-infested cities in the United States. The pest control company, which bases its assessment on the number of residential and commercial rodent treatments the company performed during the past year. "Unfortunately, residential properties offer the ideal habitat for rodents because of access to food and water sources, potential entry points and hiding places," Orkin entomologist Chelle Hartzer said in a statement. "A rat can squeeze through an opening as small as a quarter, while a mouse...
  • Jane Fonda returns to civil disobedience for climate change

    10/19/2019 4:49:39 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 34 replies
    AP News ^ | 19 Oct 19 | ELLEN KNICKMEYER
    Inspired by the climate activism of a Swedish teenager, Jane Fonda says she’s returning to civil disobedience nearly a half-century after she was last arrested at a protest. Fonda, known for her opposition to the Vietnam War, was one of 17 climate protesters arrested Friday at the U.S. Capitol on charges of unlawful demonstration by what she called “extremely nice and professional” police. Fellow actor Sam Waterston was also in the group, which included many older demonstrators. Now 81, Fonda said she plans to get arrested every Friday to advocate for urgent reduction in the use of fossil fuels. She...
  • Hillary Clinton says Tulsi Gabbard is a 'Russian asset' groomed to ensure Trump reelection

    10/18/2019 9:31:54 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 265 replies ^ | October 18, 2019 11:35 AM | Tim Pearce
    Hillary Clinton said that Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is being groomed by Moscow to run as a third-party spoiler candidate in 2020 to help President Trump win reelection. The former secretary of state pushed the theory on the Campaign HQ podcast hosted by David Plouffe, President Barack Obama’s campaign manager in 2008. Plouffe and Clinton discussed hurdles the Democratic nominee would face and compared the 2020 race to Clinton’s loss to Trump in 2016. Plouffe asked Clinton about the part third-party candidates, such as Jill Stein of the Green Party, played in 2016, allowing Trump to secure key states. "They are...
  • California woman is found living with 320 RATS in her broken down van [tr]

    10/18/2019 8:18:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 46 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 18, 2019 | Isabella Nikolic
    A homeless woman has been found living in a van alongside 320 rats that burrowed their way into its seats in San Diego. Authorities found that the rats had clawed into upholstery, burrowed into the seats and gnawed the engine wiring, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported. After receiving several complaints about the rats, the Humane Society stepped in and offered to help rehouse the rodents. The woman, known only as Carla, started with just two rats. But the rodents give birth every four weeks and produce a dozen in a litter so multiply in no time.
  • The eye-popping cost of Medicare for All (the Fauxcahontas $34 trillion wet dream)

    10/16/2019 6:36:44 PM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    The Atlantic via MSN ^ | 10/16/19 | Ronald Brownstein
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s refusal to answer repeated questions at Tuesday night’s debate about how she would fund Medicare for All underscores the challenge she faces finding a politically acceptable means to meet the idea’s huge price tag — a challenge that only intensified today with the release of an eye-popping new study. The Urban Institute, a center-left think tank highly respected among Democrats, is projecting that a plan similar to what Warren and Sen. Bernie Sanders are pushing would require $34 trillion in additional federal spending over its first decade in operation. That’s more than the federal government’s total cost...
  • 'Reagan' tops Google search during Dem debate for atheist group ad: 'Not afraid of burning in hell'

    10/16/2019 4:09:49 PM PDT · by Libloather · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/16/19 | Caleb Parke
    Ron Reagan was not on stage Tuesday night for the Democratic presidential primary debate, but his provocative plug for a prominent atheist group earned him the top spot on Google after he declared himself a "lifelong atheist, not afraid of burning in hell." Reagan, the 61-year-old son of the late President Ronald Reagan, made the pitch for the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF), a group that targets religion in public schools and government across the nation. “Hi, I’m Ron Reagan, an unabashed atheist,” he said in the 30-second spot, "and I'm alarmed by the intrusion of religion into our secular...
  • Tuesday's Democratic debate could be make or break for these four candidates

    10/14/2019 3:08:51 PM PDT · by Libloather · 38 replies
    Fake News Network ^ | 10/14/19 | Harry Enten
    (CNN) — Tuesday night's CNN/The New York Times debate stage will feature a record 12 candidates. It could be the last debate appearance for up to 33% of them. Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro, Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar and former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke are all in deep danger of not making November's debate. That means Tuesday may be the last chance fo those four to give their campaigns a realistic chance to have a measure of success. Fundraising and polling qualification thresholds have been bumped up once again for November's debate. Jumping...
  • JANE FONDA ARRESTED IN D.C. Protesting Climate Change

    10/11/2019 11:05:19 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 49 replies
    TMZ ^ | 10/11/2019 | tmz
    Jane Fonda is willing to go to jail over climate change -- she just got busted outside the U.S. Capitol during a massive protest. Jane was arrested Friday along with a number of other protesters on the steps on the east side of the Capitol building. In video from the demonstration, you see Jane being placed in handcuffs and escorted into a police van. Jane was demonstrating with the group Oil Change International over the climate change crisis. The protest is part of Jane's "Fire Drill Fridays" initiative -- she's vowed to protest outside the Capitol every Friday, rain or...
  • 'Crooked Hillary should try it!' Donald Trump dares Clinton

    10/09/2019 10:45:47 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 24 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | October 9, 2019 | Geoff Earle
    'Crooked Hillary should try it!' Donald Trump dares Clinton to enter crowded Democratic presidential field a THIRD time after she claims she could beat him 'again' Trump dares 'Crooked Hillary' Clinton to enter the 2020 presidential race She had tweeted 'Dont tempt me,' after he jabbed that she should challenge Elizabeth Warren but only if she came clean about her email scandal Clinton has said she won't run for president a third time But she said Tuesday night on PBS that 'maybe there does need to be a rematch; I mean, obviously, I can beat him again' Clinton lost to...
  • Trump rips reports of 2nd 'Deep State' whistleblower: 'Keep them coming!'

    10/06/2019 8:52:27 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 63 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Sunday, October 6, 2019 | Valerie Richardson
    President Trump took aim late Saturday at reports that a second whistleblower has emerged, accusing his foes of “going to the bench” after the first complaint filed about his conversation with the Ukraine president. “The first so-called second hand information ‘Whistleblower’ got my phone conversation almost completely wrong, so now word is they are going to the bench and another ‘Whistleblower’ is coming in from the Deep State, also with second hand info. Meet with Shifty. Keep them coming!” tweeted Mr. Trump. Mark Zaid, the attorney representing the first whistleblower, told ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos that a second intelligence...