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  • Dem Rep. Seth Moulton Enters 2020 Presidential Race

    04/22/2019 8:54:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 62 replies ^ | 4/22/2019 | Leah Barkoukis
    Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) has joined the long list of Democrats who’ve entered the 2020 presidential race. “I’m running for President to build a strong and safe country, create the jobs of the future, and elect leaders we can be proud of,” the former Marine said on Twitter Monday morning. "I'm running because we have to beat Donald Trump, and I want us to beat Donald Trump because I love this country. We've never been a country that gets everything right. But we're a country that, at our best, thinks that we might," he said in his video announcement. “Decades...
  • Nancy Pelosi plans Monday meeting on Mueller report (a “grave matter”)

    04/19/2019 6:41:21 AM PDT · by Libloather · 83 replies
    Huffington Post via AOL ^ | 4/19/19 | Carla Herreria
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) organized a meeting with House Democrats scheduled after the Easter weekend to discuss what to do next in response to the release of Robert Mueller’s long-awaited redacted report. Pelosi asked for the conference call to take place on Monday in a letter to Democrats. In her letter, Pelosi described the special counsel’s findings as a “grave matter.” The speaker also said the nature in which the Justice Department released the findings was “disrespectfully late” and “selectively redacted.” “The Caucus is scheduling a conference call for Monday to discuss this grave matter, which is as soon...

    04/18/2019 4:56:11 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 124 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 4/18/19 | SHANE CROUCHER
    Right-wing pundit and immigration hawk Ann Coulter said she could vote and perhaps even work for democratic socialist Bernie Sanders if he stuck to his “original position” on U.S. border policy... “If he went back to that position, I'd vote for him, I might work for him. I don't care about the rest of the socialist stuff.
  • THE ISO’S (International Socialist Organization) VOTE TO DISSOLVE AND WHAT COMES NEXT

    04/14/2019 6:57:17 AM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    THE ISO’S VOTE TO DISSOLVE AND WHAT COMES NEXT April 2, 2019 reports on the results of an organization-wide online poll to determine what’s next in the wake of the ISO’s organizational crisis. MEMBERS AND recent ex-members of the International Socialist Organization (ISO) have decided to dissolve the organization and end publication of over the coming weeks, but also to support several working groups and initiatives going forward, and to work toward continued collaboration in rebuilding independent revolutionary socialist organization. These decisions followed a week of online voting that ended March 29 on nearly two-dozen proposals put forward...
  • AOC faces backlash for telling war vet Crenshaw he should 'go do something' about domestic terror

    04/12/2019 7:21:35 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 70 replies
    FOX News ^ | 04-12-2019 | By Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., faced mounting criticism Thursday for feuding with freshman colleague Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, over his response to domestic terrorism. The dustup began after Crenshaw reacted to comments made by Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., who had been criticized for characterizing the 9/11 terrorist attacks as “some people did something.” “First Member of Congress to ever describe terrorists who killed thousands of Americans on 9/11 as ‘some people who did something.’ Unbelievable,” Crenshaw tweeted. That prompted Ocasio-Cortez to defend her Minnesota ally, going after the Texas congressman for not co-sponsoring the 9/11 Victim’s Compensation Fund. “In 2018, right-wing...
  • Pelosi takes jab at AOC over attention to Twitter followers

    04/09/2019 2:10:22 AM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies
    NY Post ^ | 4/08/19 | Nikki Schwab
    WASHINGTON – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi took an indirect swipe at Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Monday, saying passing legislation should take priority over amassing Twitter followers. “While there are people who have a large number of Twitter followers, what’s important is that we have a large number of votes on the floor of the House,” Pelosi told USA Today. She was asked how she was balancing her social media-savvy socialist-leaning members like “AOC” with those from purple states who won the House majority for the Democrats. Pelosi said Democrats should fight for the “boldest common denominator.”
  • Chelsea Handler admits she's 'sexually attracted' to Special Counsel Robert Mueller

    04/08/2019 1:37:39 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 68 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8 Apr 19 | Caitlyn Becker
    Chelsea Handler has a crush. The 44-year-old comedian dropped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Monday and made quite the confession about the new man who has captured her heart: Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
  • Yes, Virginia: Hitler really was a socialist

    04/08/2019 9:18:46 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 55 replies ^ | April 5, 2019 | Glenn Beck
    Yes, Virginia: Hitler really was a socialist Much hay has been made of late regarding a decades-old debate as to whether Adolf Hitler and the Nazis were socialists. On the face of it, the argument may seem ridiculous. … After all, the name of the party was National Socialist German Workers' Party. For some, it should be as simple as that. They called themselves socialists, so they were socialists. However, proponents of the idea that Hitler and the Nazis were diametrically opposed to socialism point out numerous reasons that this simple explanation is, by itself, insufficient, and in fact can...
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez America’s Biggest Socialist-Scripted Act

    04/07/2019 7:32:40 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/07/19 | Judi McLeod
    "Hijacked by Asses” Much is being written and said about Modern Day Harpy Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC), but no one sys it better than author/journalist Marilyn MacGruder Barnewell: Through AOC, “We’re actually living SNL!”(Saturday Night Live). SNL became a surrealistic every day reality, when top staff of Bolshevik Bernie Sanders opened Pandora’s Box and let a rarin’ to go, fully scripted, screaming meemie AOC out. AOC was born from a political casting call that chose her from a cast of 10,000 entrants.
  • Investor calls Cortez 'financially illiterate' for her role in destroying the Amazon deal

    04/06/2019 7:11:51 PM PDT · by Libloather · 54 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/06/19 | Lauren Fruen
    An investor has labelled Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez 'financially illiterate' for her role in destroying the Amazon deal which saw the retail giant pull out of New York. Tracy Maitland, president and chief investment officer of Advent Capital Management, was speaking at an Al Sharpton conference in the city where AOC had herself earlier unveiled a radical 2020 victory plan for Democrats. During a panel discussion Maitland said: 'The people campaigning against the Amazon campus are financially illiterate.' He later told The New York Post: 'This was a disgrace. I partially blame AOC for the loss of Amazon. She doesn't know what...
  • Harris Says She’s Open To All-Female 2020 Ticket (Mad Maxine?)

    04/06/2019 7:23:13 AM PDT · by Libloather · 52 replies
    (CBS SF / CNN) — It wasn’t a pledge or a promise, but Kamala Harris on Friday heartily embraced the idea of choosing a female vice president to create an all-woman ticket in her quest for the White House. “Wouldn’t that be fabulous?” the California Democratic senator told the Rev. Mark Thompson on SiriusXM’s Make It Plain with Mark Thompson. When asked whether America is ready for that, Harris demurred. “We’ll see if it happens,” she replied. **SNIP** It’s a particularly good talking point for Harris, whose advisers believe that her path to Democratic nomination hinges on her ability to...
  • Ocasio-Cortez Shuts Down Accent Critics: I’m From The Bronx, I Talk Like It (Step off!)

    04/06/2019 7:03:45 AM PDT · by Libloather · 80 replies
    Huffpost ^ | 4/06/19 | Lee Moran
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) has fired back at conservative critics who accused her of adopting a faux “Southern drawl” for her speech at Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network convention in New York on Friday. Ocasio-Cortez tweeted that “folks talking about my voice can step right off.” “Any kid who grew up in a distinct linguistic culture & had to learn to navigate class enviros at school/work knows what’s up,” she added. “My Spanish is the same way.”

    04/03/2019 12:17:32 PM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 153 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 4/3/19 | Ramsey Touchberry
    esponding to fresh criticism from President Donald Trump Tuesday evening that her Green New Deal climate change proposal was “ done by a young bartender,” Democrat Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez told Newsweek Wednesday that the “last guy who underestimated me lost.” “That’s all I gotta say about that,” she added. In an unexpected upset, the freshman New York congresswoman and former bartender unseated incumbent Democratic Congressman Joseph Crowley in her 2018 primary election. Ocasio-Cortez has faced continued criticism from Republicans and the president for her ambitious climate change proposal, which seeks to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and for the...
  • Bernie Sanders Press Secretary Says Young Voters ‘Want Daddy Bernie’

    04/01/2019 6:28:04 PM PDT · by Libloather · 30 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 4/01/19 | Tommy Christopher
    Briahna Joy Gray, national press secretary for Independent Vermont Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, says that a new poll shows young voters “want daddy Bernie.” On Monday morning, Gray tweeted out the results of a new Harvard Institute of Politics poll of young voters, along with the message that “The youths have spoken. They want daddy Bernie.” Gray explained in a follow-up tweet that this was a reference to a 2016 quote from rap superstar Cardi B, who told fans “Vote for Daddy Bernie, bitch!”
  • "The Twilight Zone," then and now

    03/31/2019 2:19:57 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 102 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 31, 2019 | CBS Sunday Morning
    In 1959 Rod Serling's TV series, "The Twilight Zone," made its debut on CBS. Though not a major success at the time, the show that served up horror and science fiction stories as winking tales of contemporary society has taken on legendary status, influencing films and TV ever since. David Pogue looks at how Serling crafted a TV classic with New York Times television critic James Poniewozik, and talks with the writer's daughter, Jodi Serling, about the influence that his hometown, Binghamton, N.Y., had on Serling's allegorical tales. Pogue also talks with Jordan Peele, the writer-comedian behind the Oscar-winning "Get...
  • Joe Sanberg Dares Trump to Call Him a Socialist

    03/29/2019 8:26:51 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 47 replies
    theatlantic ^ | 03/29/2019 | Edward-Isacc Dovere
    AMES, Iowa—Joe Sanberg thinks there just might be a long-shot presidential campaign for him if he can roll his unique attributes together: growing up poor, succeeding in business, making millions on Wall Street, embracing progressive values, and celebrating his Jewish heritage. Medicare for all, the Green New Deal, increasing corporate regulation, and investing in food stamps and Medicaid to help the poor are the kinds of issues that chased Mike Bloomberg out of the race and Howard Schultz out of the party. Sanberg’s twist: He thinks the policies coming out of his party’s left are actually the best ways to...
  • 'People are dying': Ocasio-Cortez defends Green New Deal from 'elitist' knock

    03/27/2019 7:29:58 PM PDT · by Libloather · 68 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3/27/19 | Dylan Stableford
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., on Tuesday tore into a Republican colleague who suggested the so-called Green New Deal she is championing is “elitist.” “This is not an elitist issue; this is a quality-of-life issue,” Ocasio-Cortez said during a House Financial Services Committee meeting. “You want to tell people that their concern and their desire for clean air and clean water is elitist? Tell that to the kids in the South Bronx, which are suffering from the highest rates of childhood asthma in the country." “Tell that to the families in Flint whose kids have their blood ascending in lead levels,...
  • Ocasio-Cortez says she no longer suffers from ‘imposter syndrome’

    03/27/2019 5:30:11 PM PDT · by Libloather · 46 replies
    NY Post ^ | 3/26/19 | Nikki Schwab
    WASHINGTON — Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Tuesday she no longer suffers from “imposter syndrome” after hearing Republican Sen. Mike Lee’s pronouncement that “babies” are the solution to climate change. “Like many other women + working people, I occasionally suffer from imposter syndrome: those small moments, especially on hard days, where you wonder if the haters are right,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted Tuesday. Impostor syndrome leaves a person doubting their accomplishments and feeling like a fraud. “But then they do things like this to clear it right up,” the New York Democrat continued. “If this guy can be [a] Senator, you can do...
  • Literary lovers mark Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s 100th birthday

    03/25/2019 9:17:32 AM PDT · by Borges · 6 replies
    SF Chronicle ^ | 3/24/2019 | Sam Whiting
    Philip Adam, a visitor from England, was walking down Columbus Avenue shortly after 1 p.m. Sunday, March 24, when he fell into a line of people that jammed the entrance to City Lights Booksellers & Publishers. “Are they giving something away?” he inquired. They were. At that moment, renowned North Beach poet Jack Hirschman was standing on the floor of the famous bookstore, giving away his reading of the Lawrence Ferlinghetti poem “At Sea.” It was a rare occasion that drew crowds of people who were pressed into the shelves, down the stairs to the cash registers and out the...
  • Bernie Sanders' hiring of non-American campaign advisers may violate federal election laws

    03/23/2019 4:57:24 AM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/23/19 | Lukas Mikelionis
    Bernie Sanders was hit a complaint this week, claiming his presidential campaign violated federal election laws by employing non-Americans in advisery positions. A new complaint by the Coolidge Reagan Foundation filed with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) notes that three members of the Sanders campaign are foreign nationals, which appears to be a violation of federal election laws that prohibit foreign interference. Maria Belén Sisa, Sanders’ deputy national press secretary who joined the campaign last month, was among the staffers named in the complaint, as first reported by the Washington Free Beacon. Sisa claims to be an illegal immigrant whose...