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  • 2020 Democrats Embrace Race-Conscious Policies, Including Reparations

    02/21/2019 12:00:20 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    The New York Times ^ | February 21, 2019 | By Astead W. Herndon
    From the very first day of the 2020 presidential race, when Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts blamed “generations of discrimination” for black families earning far less than white households, Democratic hopefuls have broadly emphasized racial justice and closing the wealth gap in their policy platforms. But in recent weeks, some candidates have started embracing specific goals and overtly race-conscious legislation that even the most left-wing elected officials stayed away from in recent years. Last week, Senator Kamala Harris of California agreed with a radio host’s recent suggestion that government reparations for black Americans were necessary to address the legacies of...
  • The good, the bad and the ugly: The Economic State of New York, Virginia and Florida Compared

    02/21/2019 10:04:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 02/21/2019 | Richard Rahn
    Last week, there was the pitiful scene of Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York begging President Trump to restore a tax provision which unfairly benefitted New Yorkers. It seems that many high-income New Yorkers have been moving their tax homes to Florida, undermining the New York tax base. Those who live in New York City may be paying state and local income tax rates, in addition to the federal tax, of over 12 percent, giving some an overall tax burden of approximately 50 percent. Florida imposes no state and local income taxes in addition to the federal income tax —...
  • Revolutionary War fighting ended in 1781. The last shots exploded 2 months ago.

    02/21/2019 4:36:13 AM PST · by csvset · 9 replies
    Daily Press ^ | February 20th 2019 | Joanne Kimberlin
    In an uh-oh episode of historic proportions, hand grenades from the last major battle of the Revolutionary War recently and repeatedly scrambled bomb squads in Virginia’s capital city. Wait – they had hand grenades in the Revolutionary War? Indeed. Hollow iron balls, filled with black powder, outfitted with a fuse, then lit and thrown. And more than two dozen have been sitting in cardboard boxes at the Department of Historic Resources, undetected for 30 years. Encrusted and corroded, no one realized what the grenades were when they were excavated in the 1980s along with 5,000 other relics from The Betsy,...
  • Farrakhan: You Know Who’s Behind All This Blackface Stuff, Right

    02/14/2019 7:35:46 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 44 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 02/14/2019 | JAZZ SHAW
    As the nation continues to try to sort out all of the Virginia Democratic Party blackface stories, plenty of questions remain. They involve not only the Governor but the Attorney General and others as well. Fear not, citizens. We’re finally getting some definitive answers as Louis Farrakhan’s Nation of Islam Research Group (NOIRG) has decided to weigh in on the subject and clear up any confusion. So why are we still dealing with this phenomenon? Who is at the heart of the problem? Racist southern whites? The Illuminati? Nope. It’s the Jews, of course
  • Richmond marchers demand Governor Northam’s resignation

    RICHMOND, Va. — A group of people gathered at Monroe Park in Richmond on Monday to participate in the "March of Reckoning," a protest that demanded the resignation of Virginia Governor Ralph Northam. Marchers carried signs -- advocating a variety of topics -- from the VCU Campus to Capitol Square. Northam has insisted he had no plans to resign following his blackface yearbook photo scandal which made international headlines earlier this month. "March of Reckoning" participants said they would not take no for an answer. "As we know nationwide many folks have been pushing for Northam's resignation as well," organizer...
  • Justin Fairfax accuser speaks out as Virginia House Democrats end calls for impeachment

    02/20/2019 7:54:12 AM PST · by fwdude · 13 replies
    CBS News ^ | February 20, 2019 | Emily Tillett
    Virginia House Democrats are deferring to law enforcement officials to carry out their investigation into accusations that Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax sexually assaulted two women. This comes after a delegate in the Virginia legislature backed down from calls he made to impeach Fairfax. Democrat Patrick Hope had threatened to introduce articles of impeachment against Fairfax, telling reporters that there is "no question that violent sexual assault qualifies as an impeachable high crime." Hope said that he had drafted language for his colleagues as a first step to take action against the Lt. Governor. ... But the Virginia House Democrats said...
  • Al Gore Says Ralph Northam Can Atone For Blackface Scandal By Opposing Gas Pipeline

    02/20/2019 8:47:33 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 61 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Feb. 20, 2019 | Michael Bastasch
    Former Vice President Al Gore said Democratic Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam can fulfill his “racial reconciliation” pledge by opposing the Atlantic Coast pipeline, which he called a “racist rip-off.” “This is an ideal opportunity for him to say, ‘I’ve seen the light,'” Gore said at an anti-pipeline town hall in a historically black part of Buckingham County, Virginia, as part of an “Environmental Justice Tour,” the AP reported. Gore appeared on stage with his daughter Karenna Gore, Rev. Dr. William Barber II, environmental activists and residents of Union Hill, a historically black neighborhood, who oppose the Atlantic Coast pipeline. Gore...
  • Warren’s dubious ancestry claims demand more apologies

    02/12/2019 6:09:05 AM PST · by luke1825 · 13 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 2/12 | peter lucas
    It’s just fine that Elizabeth Warren apologized to the Cherokees for falsely claiming to be one of them. It might be helpful if she also apologizes to the people of Massachusetts. She could have done it Saturday when she made her presidential campaign official, but she didn’t. Instead she reworked and expanded her attack on wealthy Americans who, she said, are not paying their fair share. Massachusetts is not Virginia where Gov. Ralph Northam, Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax and Attorney General Mark Herring, all Democrats, are all caught up in scandals of black face and sexual- harassment charges
  • Federal court orders Virginia to adopt redrawn House of Delegates map

    02/18/2019 7:53:42 AM PST · by csvset · 32 replies
    Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | 14 Feb 2019 | Graham Moomaw
    A federal court gave final approval Thursday to the redrawn Virginia House of Delegates map that a court-appointed expert created to resolve the state’s long-running racial gerrymandering case. In a 2-1 opinion, judges for the Richmond-based Eastern District of Virginia ordered the state to adopt the map created by University of California-Irvine political science professor Bernard Grofman. The map could boost Democrats’ chances of taking control of the House later this year by tilting six GOP-held districts toward Democrats and imperiling the re-election campaigns of two top Republicans. Republicans had called Grofman’s map “legally indefensible,” saying it “attempts to give...
  • Inslee Appointee Lied About Domestic Violence–Dems Confirm Anyway

    02/17/2019 8:59:58 PM PST · by Robwin · 11 replies
    News Talk ^ | February‎ ‎15‎, ‎2019 | John McKay
    Olympia is buzzing this week after it was learned that one of Gov. Jay Inslee's appointees to the Housing Finance Commission 'omitted' (some say lied) on his application, failing to list a 2005 domestic violence conviction that gave him a year in jail. Noe Castillo Jr. was appointed to the commission last November by Inslee, but had to wait til now to be officially confirmed by the Senate Housing Stability and Affordabability Committee before it became official. According to Senate Republicans, Castillo Jr. did list a 2002 Assault -4- charge on his application, but omitted a 2005 domestic violence conviction....
  • Rahm Emanuel warns Dems not to 'mimic' Trump’s politics, says Virginia's Northam shouldn't resign

    02/17/2019 6:37:44 PM PST · by SJackson · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2-17-19 | Louis Casiano
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel doesn’t agree with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that if President Trump can declare a national emergency to bypass Congress in order to secure funding for his long-promised border wall, a Democratic president can do the same for guns. “The one thing you don’t want to mimic … their politics,” Emanuel said during a guest appearance Friday on HBO’s’ Real Time with Bill Maher. “He [Trump] wants you on certain cases to actually mimic what he’s doing because then there’s a difference of nothing. That’s not where you want to go against him.” The conversation quickly moved...
  • Pictured: The woman who is facing an assault charge for attacking Kellyanne Conway (KOOK)

    02/17/2019 1:33:01 PM PST · by Libloather · 49 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/12/19 | David Martosko
    The woman who presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway says physically assaulted her in October is married to the CEO of a $43 million environmental charity and manages volunteers for a nonprofit that boasts 'empathy' as 'a priority skill' for 'living and working together in this radically different world.' DailyMail.com is picturing Beth Inabinett, 63, for the first time. She faces a March trial for second-degree assault in Montgomery County, Maryland. Inabinett could also be charged with a federal crime, according to a Justice Department official. The case stems from an incident during a birthday party at a restaurant near Washington, D.C....
  • How the Democrats Went Nuts in Three Months (Will Pelosi lose the House - again?)

    02/17/2019 11:26:18 AM PST · by Libloather · 51 replies
    National Review via Yahoo ^ | 2/15/19 | Michael Brendan Dougherty
    The Democrats swept to power in Congress by campaigning in a way that has been successful for Democrats for generations. “Republicans will take away your health care,” they said, after having focus-grouped it. Now we are preparing for a 2020 campaign in which Donald Trump and Republicans can as easily advertise to the public: “Democrats will take away cows, and your car.” What happened to Democrats? Back in November, it looked like Nancy Pelosi and the Democratic House caucus had found the perfect plan for their party in the era of Trump: Avoid talking about impeachment and stick to simple...
  • Federal workers could see 1.9 percent pay increase in bill to avoid shutdown

    02/14/2019 4:03:01 AM PST · by COBOL2Java · 45 replies
    WTOP News [Washington DC] ^ | February 13, 2019 7:14 pm | Mitchell Miller | @mmillerwtop
    Internal Revenue Service employee Mary Maldonado, of Dracut, Mass., center, displays a placard during a rally by federal employees and supporters, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, in front of the Statehouse, in Boston, held to call for an end of the partial shutdown of the federal government. WASHINGTON — Federal workers would receive a 1.9 percent pay increase under language included in legislation aimed at averting a government shutdown, according to House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md. The pay hike would be less than the 2.6 percent increase the military received in legislation that Congress passed last year. President Donald Trump...
  • Bill Cosby's spokesman says the comedian thinks prison is an 'amazing experience'

    02/14/2019 6:33:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | February 13, 2019 | Eric Levenson
    Despite the circumstances, Bill Cosby said his time in prison is an "amazing experience," his press spokesman Andrew Wyatt said in a TV interview. Wait, really? "Yeah, he used the term amazing experience," Wyatt said. Wyatt's interview with WCAU in Philadelphia provides new details of Cosby's time behind bars at SCI Phoenix, the prison outside Philadelphia. Cosby was sentenced in September to three to 10 years in prison for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand at his home in 2004. The case came after dozens of women came forward with accusations that Cosby had drugged and assaulted them in similar...
  • Furious Trump calls McCabe a ‘disgrace to the FBI and disgrace to our country’..

    02/14/2019 9:27:08 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 73 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | February 14, 2019 | Francesca Chambers
    Furious Trump calls McCabe a ‘disgrace to the FBI and disgrace to our country’ and claims he gave ‘Hillary a pass’ in return for his wife getting campaign cash Andrew McCabe, the former deputy director of the FBI, recounted a Justice Department plot to remove Donald Trump from office in a television interview In the next episode of '60 Minutes,' Scott Pelley, a correspondent for CBS, says McCabe will talk about a plot to remove Trump from office Pelley says McCabe told him about a plot to approach Mike Pence, the Vice President of the United States, and ask him...
  • Fairfax accuser to speak with prosecutor after he threatens to file criminal complaint

    02/14/2019 2:35:52 AM PST · by Libloather · 27 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/13/19 | Ruth Brown
    The woman who accused Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexually assaulting her in Boston 15 years ago says she will now share her allegations with the local district attorney — after the politician threatened to pursue her for filing a “false criminal complaint.” Suffolk DA Rachael Rollins said earlier Wednesday that she’d reached out to lawyers representing accuser Vanessa Tyson about her allegation that Fairfax forced her to perform oral sex on him during the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston. In a response to the Boston Globe, Fairfax’s spokeswoman reiterated his denial and said he’d cooperate with an...
  • Northam says he's restored voting rights of 10,000 former felons

    02/12/2019 10:37:25 AM PST · by maggief · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 12, 2019 | JOHN BOWDEN
    Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) announced Tuesday that since he took office, voting rights have been restored to more than 10,000 residents previously convicted of felony charges. The announcement comes as Northam has faced calls from prominent Democratic politicians in Virginia and elsewhere to resign after he admitted he wore blackface to a dance party during college. “I believe in second chances and making our Commonwealth more open and accessible to all,” Northam said in a statement released by his office. "Virginians who have repaid their debts should be able to return to society, get a good job, and participate...
  • MSNBC's Jason Johnson to VA Dems: To Thwart GOP, 'Back Off' Resignations

    02/09/2019 11:17:33 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 26 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    What a difference a week makes! Last Sunday on AM Joy, Roots editor and MSNBC contributor Jason Johnson accused Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam of "arrogance" for refusing to resign. Johnson railed: "He caused this problem on his own, and the best way to save his party would be for him to leave." But now that scandals have engulfed Virginia's Democratic Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General, Johnson has changed his tune. On Reid's show today, Johnson advised Dems to "back off" any resignation or impeachment talk, because the result could be to elevate a Republican to the governorship. Johnson never acknowledged...
  • Duke U. Player Corey Maggette Identified Along With Justin Fairfax As Raping Meredith Wilson

    02/12/2019 7:59:08 PM PST · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 63 replies
    CBS Sports & The New York Times ^ | February 12, 2019 | Matt Norlander & Kyle Boone
    Meredith Watson, who has also accused Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexual assault, said she was also raped by a Duke basketball player in 1999 that she didn't identify, according to USA Today. Monday, the [New York] Times reported Watson had told friends in the past that she was raped by Corey Maggette and that [Duke university] officials did not pursue the claim despite Watson allegedly reporting the incident to a dean at the university. Maggette, a Los Angeles Clippers analyst for Fox Sports West, did not appear in an originally planned broadcast on Monday. It was announced on...