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  • Broaddrick: FBI Probe Ford Allegation? Then ‘Investigate My RAPE Allegations’ Against Clinton

    09/19/2018 11:12:29 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 16 replies ^ | 19 Sep 18 | Michael W. Chapman
    Commenting on Christine Blasey Ford's allegation that Brett Kavanaugh assaulted her at a beer party some 36 years ago and that the FBI must investigate the matter now before she will testify about the supposed incident, Juanita Broaddrick tweeted that if the FBI goes back that far then it must also "investigate my RAPE allegations against Bill Clinton, too." "If you want the FBI to go back that far @HillaryClinton @MSNBC to investigate Ford's allegations .... let's investigate my RAPE allegations against Bill Clinton, too. Seems only fair," Broaddrick tweeted on Sept. 18.
  • Feinstein says she referred letter concerning Kavanaugh to federal investigators

    09/13/2018 10:44:42 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 134 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 13, 2018 | Seung Min Kim and Elise Viebeck
    The top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee said Thursday that she received a letter from an individual about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and referred it to federal investigators. “I have received information from an individual concerning the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court,” Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said in a statement.
  • Obama slams 'crazy stuff' coming out of Trump White House, hits politicizing of Justice Department

    09/07/2018 11:05:33 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 42 replies
    NBC News ^ | 7 Sep 18 | Alex Seitz-Wald
    Warning that these are "extraordinary" and "dangerous" times, former President Barack Obama on Friday unleashed his most direct and forceful attack on President Donald Trump and said internal resistance in the administration is not the right way to stop him. During a speech at the University of Illinois, Obama slammed "crazy stuff" coming out of the Trump White House and blasted the president for trying to politicize the Justice Department.
  • Obama jumps back into political fray, calls out Trump by name: 'He is a symptom, not the cause'

    09/07/2018 10:55:13 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 52 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 7 Sep 18 | Gabriella Munoz
    Former President Obama on Friday lamented the state of politics today, calling out his successor, Donald Trump, by name as he started his push to ramp up Democratic energy for midterms. Mr. Obama made his return to the political arena by giving a speech at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign after receiving the Paul H. Douglas Award for Ethics in Government. He praised America’s accomplishments but said there is a darker side to progress when politicians peddle resentment and mistrust to preserve the status quo. “It did not start with Donald Trump. He is a symptom, not the cause,”...
  • Progressive candidates draw comparisons to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (will Crowley win?)

    09/06/2018 7:04:14 PM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    See BS ^ | 9/06/18 | GRACE SEGERS
    The Democratic side of Congress is almost certainly going to look a little different after the midterm elections this year, as a result of the success of women and minority candidates in primary contests. Race by race, they've begun to make inroads into the traditional white and male establishment of national politics. The victory of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in the Democratic primary against New York Rep. Joe Crowley -- a ten-term incumbent and the fourth highest-ranking Democrat in the House -- has been a beacon for other outsider progressive women and minorities trying to defeat entrenched Washington incumbents. **SNIP** Massachusetts' 7th...
  • Inside the makeover of the Democratic (/socialist) Party

    09/06/2018 3:00:51 AM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 9/05/18 | Bill Barrow, Juana Summers
    The Democratic makeover is in full swing. **SNIP** Those tensions could come to a head if Pelosi struggles to be elected speaker. Even if she wins, it could be difficult for her to preside over a more liberal caucus. James, of the Collective PAC, said that's exactly the idea. "The status quo to me doesn't mean getting rid of people who have been in office a long time," she said. "It means you can't have the same mentality, you can't have the same goals. You can't have the same playbook. You've got to switch it up."
  • Democrats move to adjourn Kavanaugh hearing, Grassley rejects motion

    09/04/2018 8:02:22 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 50 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 4, 2018 | Alex Swoyer
    Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing quickly devolved into a farce Tuesday morning with screeching protesters and Democrats demanding the committee be shut down immediately. The rough beginning underscored the stakes this week for the Judiciary Committee, which was trying to begin four days of hearings on Judge Kavanaugh’s record — but ran into trouble as soon as the gavel was rapped to open proceedings. “We cannot possibly move forward,” demanded Sen. Kamala Harris, California Democrat. “I move to adjourn!” added Sen. Richard Blumenthal, Connecticut Democrat. Committee Chairman Charles E. Grassley shot him down, saying they weren’t even in executive session...
  • Al Gore's Message to Pres. Trump? 'Resign'

    08/30/2018 1:34:34 PM PDT · by DFG · 46 replies
    Fox LA ^ | 08/30/2018 | Elex Michaelson
    Fmr. Vice President Al Gore has a message for President Trump: “Resign!” “I don’t mean to be flippant about this,” Gore told FOX 11 Los Angeles’ Elex Michaelson, host of “Good Day L.A.” and “The Issue Is,” in an exclusive interview. “I think everyone knows to discount what this current Administration is doing and saying. They’ve made the EPA the CPA! The Coal Production Agency! Instead of protecting the environment,” Gore said. Gore met with then-Pres. Elect Trump during the president transition, but said Mr. Trump hasn’t implemented his suggestions. “I don’t think he’s prepared to listen to advice about...
  • Dems reform superdelegates in olive branch to Sanders supporters

    08/26/2018 3:07:40 AM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    NY Post ^ | 8/25/18 | Mary Kay Linge
    The Democratic National Committee passed new rules Saturday that will sideline superdelegates in the presidential selection process — a radical shift that was pushed by the party’s left-leaning Bernie Sanders wing. The change will sharply reduce the power of party insiders in the 2020 primaries. Coming ahead of November’s crucial midterms, the move also signals the Democrats’ increasing reliance on young progressive voters who they hope will turn out in unprecedented numbers this fall. **SNIP** In 2016, Hillary Clinton used that history to her advantage. As the party establishment’s favorite, she locked up the support of a majority of the...
  • Ocasio-Cortez claims solidarity with cab drivers - while campaign buys rides from Uber...

    08/24/2018 5:48:52 PM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/24/18 | Lukas Mikelionis
    New York Socialist Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez once blamed ride-sharing giant Uber for leading a yellow cab driver to suicide. Her campaign then took $4,000 worth of Uber rides. But Ocasio-Cortez, who rose to prominence after defeating top Democrat Joe Crowley in the party’s U.S. House primary in June, is no fan of Uber, if you read her statements on social media. She frequently criticized the ride-hailing company for what she sees as underpaying its drivers, decrying their pay as “exploitation” if they don’t get at least $15 an hour, the so-called living wage.
  • Dan Rather: What Mueller Knows Will Make Cohen/Manafort "Pale By Comparison," "Stay Tuned"

    08/24/2018 5:35:52 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 105 replies
    realclearpolitics ^ | 08/23/2018 | Ian Schwartz
    Dan Rather warned Wednesday night that if you think Tuesday was a shock with the Cohen guilty plea and Manafort's conviction, then "stay tuned." The former news anchor said other things Mueller is working on will "make yesterday pale by comparison." "Always keeping in mind that Mueller knows so much more than he has shown," Rather said in an interview with CNN's Don Lemon. "If you think [Cohen guilty plea, Manafort conviction] was a shock to our democratic system, just stay tuned. Because the other things Mueller is working on, and sooner or later we'll find out what they are,...
  • As giant rodents thrive in Italy, mayor comes up with novel solution - eat them

    05/03/2018 10:57:12 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 42 replies ^ | 3 May 2018 • 12:42pm | Nick Squires
    As Italy struggles to deal with burgeoning populations of an introduced giant rodent, a mayor has come up with a novel solution – eat them. Coypu were introduced to Italy a century ago from their native South America to be farmed for their fur. But many escaped or were deliberately released after wearing fur fell out of fashion and the species is now thriving. They have fared particularly well in the flatlands of the Po valley in northern Italy, where farmers complain that they devour crops and destroy levees and embankments by digging burrows. Michele Marchi, the mayor of the...
  • Giant swamp rats are poised to dig into California. Should we eat 'em?

    03/05/2018 12:51:15 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 62 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Sunday, March 4, 2018 | Filipa Ioannou
    It's been about a month since California wildlife officials started sounding the alarm on nutria, invasive South American rodents that look like enormous, 20-pound rats and have the power to devastate wetlands. They're making a comeback after being eradicated in the 1970s and have been spotted in Stanislaus, Fresno, Tuolumne and Merced counties so far. "We didn't know at first if it was a small, isolated population," California Department of Fish and Wildlife spokesman Peter Tira told the Chronicle in February. "But it became clear that it's a breeding population, and they're reaching major waterways where they can move." It...
  • Invasive 20-pound rodents increasingly burrowing into California

    02/12/2018 2:52:03 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 53 replies
    sfgate ^ | 2/11/18 | Tom Miller
    A giant invasive rodent with the ability to destroy roads, levees and wetlands has been discovered in Stanislaus County. Weighing in at 20 pounds and measuring 2 feet, 6 inches long, plus a 12-inch tail, the nutria live in or near water. They're also incredibly destructive. “They burrow in dikes, and levees, and road beds, so they weaken infrastructure, (which is) problematic for flood control systems,” California Fish and Wildlife spokesperson Peter Tira said. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is sounding an alarm about the invasive nutria. When nutria aren’t burrowing, they’re eating. They can consume 25 percent...
  • Invasive 20-pound rodents increasingly burrowing into California

    02/11/2018 8:28:42 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 102 replies
    SF Gate ^ | February 11, 2018 | Tom Miller
    A giant 20-pound rodent with the ability to destroy roads, levees and wetlands has been discovered in Stanislaus County. A giant invasive rodent with the ability to destroy roads, levees and wetlands has been discovered in Stanislaus County.
  • South American Rodents Found in Seattle (Big 'uns! Hide yur cheese, They're here Alert!)

    04/15/2006 4:44:36 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 45 replies · 1,352+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/15/06 | AP
    SEATTLE - A water-loving rodent native to South America that has destroyed thousands of acres of wetlands in the southeast has been spotted near Lake Washington. Nutria are semi-aquatic, chocolate-colored rodents that can weigh more than 20 pounds and eat one-quarter of their weight a day in crops and plants of all varieties. Also called coypu, or swamp rats, they burrow through marshes and levies, and females can produce more than a dozen offspring a year. A trapper recently caught nine along the shores of Lake Washington. Two University of Washington students are studying the rodents to determine where they...
  • Snorkeler shooter says he thought man was a nutria

    02/09/2007 2:11:12 PM PST · by EveningStar · 44 replies · 1,996+ views ^ | February 9, 2007
    REEDSPORT, Ore. (AP) - The man accused of shooting a snorkeler in the head told investigators that he mistook the swimmer for a large, water-dwelling rodent...
  • Dangerous rodent spotted - Nutria invading Seattle

    07/06/2005 6:31:30 AM PDT · by djf · 125 replies · 3,116+ views
    KOMO | June, 2005 | April Zepeda
    SKAGIT COUNTY - A rodent that can decimate crop land has just been discovered in Skagit County -- an area with an economy that depends on agriculture. It's called nutria and it is native to South America. They look like a beaver, but they are much more dangerous. The nutria is a rodent that lives in the water and feeds on the land. It stops nothing short of eating every kind of crop, plant, marsh or forest. Bottom line: they are an enemy to the environment and a nightmare to farmers. "They eat everything. They are hungry, they breed like...
  • Rat-Like Rodent May Be Coming to S.C. (Nutria)

    01/23/2005 7:54:47 PM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 103 replies · 2,928+ views
    ap ^ | 1-23-05
    Rat-Like Rodent May Be Coming to S.C. 1 hour, 41 minutes ago Strange News - AP COLUMBIA, S.C. - State wildlife officials are concerned that a large, rat-like rodent called nutria may soon be showing up in the Savannah and Pee Dee river basins. The furry bucktoothed rodent looks like a mix between a beaver and a rat and weighs up to 20 pounds. They have become a nuisance in other southern states because they eat marsh plants and dig through dams. Nutria reach sexual maturity within a year and quickly reproduce. They are enough of a problem in Louisiana...
  • The Nutria Are Here

    04/22/2003 4:17:59 PM PDT · by Mister Magoo · 62 replies · 4,044+ views
    Dallas Observer ^ | April 17, 2003 | Cheryl Smith
    The Nutria Are Here The scourge of Louisiana has found a happy home in Dallas' man-made lakes Nutria can survive in lakes where little else can, and they reproduce and look like rats—giant ones, anyway, with sharp orange buck teeth. BY CHERYL SMITH You know it's springtime in Dallas when the crepe myrtles begin to bloom, native wildflowers start their sprouting and the nutria waddle from their drainage pipes and sewers to frolic like kittens in the warm air. With their native land of Argentina too far away for swimming or travel by webbed foot, and a bounty on their...