Free Republic 3rd Qtr 2020 Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $32,471
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 36%!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: associatedpress

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Omar, seeking 2nd term, is targeted for her celebrity

    08/02/2020 5:21:17 PM PDT · by Libloather · 30 replies
    AP via MSN ^ | 8/02/20 | Steve Karnowski, Mohamed Ibrahim
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - As Democrat Antone Melton-Meaux meandered through racks of headscarves and clouds of spice and pepper, he carried a pointed message to the voters he courted at the city’s largest Somali market: I want to focus on the work, not being famous. There’s no missing the target of the dig: Rep. Ilhan Omar. Omar, a liberal Democrat, made history two years ago as the first Somali-American elected to Congress and went on to make countless headlines for making controversial statements on Israel, for tangling with President Donald Trump and for a personal life that became tabloid fodder. **SNIP**...
  • Man Gets 20 Years In Prison For Threatening Donald Trump, Prosecutor

    08/02/2020 9:58:09 AM PDT · by blam · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8-2-2020 | Amy Furr
    A Pennsylvania man convicted of threatening President Donald Trump and a district attorney was sentenced to 20 years in prison Thursday. “Authorities charged 28-year-old Shawn Christy of McAdoo with threatening to ‘put a bullet’ in Trump and then-Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli and threatening ‘lethal force’ against police,” according to the Associated Press (AP). Authorities caught Christy in Ohio in 2018 following a manhunt that spanned several states and Canada, WNEP reported. The article continued: While he was on the run, federal officials say Christy broke into several homes and businesses, stealing food, firearms, and vehicles. Federal officials said...
  • Trump on his own yet again as he skips farewell to Lewis

    07/29/2020 6:32:33 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 65 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | July 29, 2020 | By JILL COLVIN and JONATHAN LEMIRE
    One by one, they passed through the grand Capitol Rotunda to pay respects to the civil rights icon. It was a solemn display of unity as congressional leaders from both sides of the aisle offered praise for longtime Georgia Rep. John Lewis. There was House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who called Lewis the “conscience of the Congress”; and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who praised him as a model of courage. Vice President Mike Pence and former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee, came as well. But missing was a man whose absence spoke volumes: President Donald Trump. “No,...
  • Turkey to suspend research in waters disputed with Greece

    07/28/2020 8:33:51 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 6 replies
    Associated Press 17 hrs ago ^ | 7/28/2020 | By ZEYNEP BILGINSOY,
    Turkey will suspend research for oil and gas exploration in disputed waters in the Eastern Mediterranean that abruptly raised military tensions with neighboring Greece, a top Turkish official said Tuesday. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told his aides to “put this on hold for some time,” presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin told Turkish broadcaster CNN Turk. Last week, Turkey announced plans to dispatch research vessel Oruc Reis and two support ships to carry out operations through Aug. 2 south of the Greek islands of Rhodes, Karpathos, and Kastellorizo. The islands are close to Turkey's coastline.
  • Biden’s notes: ‘Do not hold grudges’ against Kamala Harris

    07/28/2020 5:36:11 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 72 replies
    AP News ^ | 35 minutes ago 7/28/20 | By BILL BARROW and ANDREW HARNIK
    WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Joe Biden was uncharacteristically tight-lipped on Tuesday about the final stretch of his search for a vice president. But the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee seemed prepared to talk about at least one leading contender: California Sen. Kamala Harris. As he took questions from reporters on Tuesday, Biden held notes that were captured by an Associated Press photographer. Harris’ name was scrawled across the top, followed by five talking points. “Do not hold grudges.” “Campaigned with me & Jill.” “Talented.” “Great help to campaign.” “Great respect for her.”
  • Officer challenges Trump administration’s account of violent clearing of protesters

    07/27/2020 10:58:44 AM PDT · by Midwesterner53 · 21 replies ^ | 7/27/20 | AP
    The U.S. Park Police began the violent clearing of protesters from Lafayette Square last month without apparent provocation or adequate warning to demonstrators, immediately after Attorney General William Barr spoke with Park Police leaders, according to an Army National Guard officer who was there. The account of Army National Guard Maj. Adam DeMarco challenges key aspects of the Trump administration’s explanation for the clearing of the protest in front of the White House, just before President Donald Trump walked through the area to stage a photo event in front of a historic church.
  • Cognitive Test. Trump. Biden. Campaign. Flashpoint.

    07/24/2020 3:30:34 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 49 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | July 24, 2020 | By JONATHAN LEMIRE, SETH BORENSTEIN and WILL WEISSERT
    It doesn’t quite have the ring of “Morning in America” and “I Like Ike.” But the phrase “Person. Woman. Man. Camera. TV.” is getting an unlikely moment in the spotlight as President Donald Trump has taken a detour into the politics of dementia three months before the election. Trump, 74, attempted to demonstrate his mental fitness by reciting five words - in order, importantly - over and over in a television interview broadcast Wednesday night. The Republican president said that collection of nouns, or ones like them, was part of a cognitive test he had aced while declaring that his...
  • Judge lifts gag order against officers in Floyd case

    07/22/2020 5:13:31 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 21, 2020 | Justin Wise
    A Minnesota judge on Tuesday lifted a gag order that restricted comments from attorneys and others associated with the criminal case concerning the four former Minneapolis police officers involved in the death of George Floyd. Hennepin County District Judge Peter Cahill vacated the order after the move was met with pushback from a coalition of news organizations and attorneys representing the former officers, The Associated Press reported. In making the decision, Cahill said that he agreed with the argument from defense attorneys that a gag order would unfairly prevent their clients from addressing negative press reports.
  • AP style will continue to lowercase the term white in racial, ethnic and cultural senses

    07/21/2020 11:40:34 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 41 replies
    AP ^ | 07 20 2020 | AP
    AP style will continue to lowercase the term white in racial, ethnic and cultural senses. This decision follows our move last month to capitalize Black in such uses. We consulted with a wide group of people internally and externally around the globe and considered a variety of commentary in making these decisions There was clear desire and reason to capitalize Black. Most notably, people who are Black have strong historical and cultural commonalities, even if they are from different parts of the world and even if they now live in different parts of the world. That includes the shared experience...
  • AP says it will capitalize Black but not white

    07/20/2020 12:20:43 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 65 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | July 20, 2020 | AP
    NEW YORK (AP) — After changing its usage rules last month to capitalize the word “Black” when used in the context of race and culture, The Associated Press on Monday said it would not do the same for “white.” The AP said white people in general have much less shared history and culture, and don’t have the experience of being discriminated against because of skin color. “We agree that white people’s skin color plays into systemic inequalities and injustices, and we want our journalism to robustly explore these problems,” John Daniszewski, the AP’s vice president for standards, said in a...
  • Prosecutor: Video shows NYC dismemberment suspect buying saw

    07/18/2020 4:12:23 PM PDT · by McGruff · 42 replies
    AP ^ | 7/18/2020
    Surveillance video shows the personal assistant charged in the death of a 33-year-old tech entrepreneur found dismembered in his luxury Manhattan condo buying the electric saw and cleaning supplies that were left near the body, prosecutors said Saturday. Tyrese Haspil, 21, was arraigned just after midnight on a charge of second-degree murder in the death of Fahim Saleh, whose beheaded and armless body was found Tuesday by a cousin. Haspil pleaded not guilty and was ordered held without bail. Investigators have recovered security video from Monday afternoon showing a man identified as Haspil following Saleh up the elevator to the...
  • Will the Associated Press Go Woke? We’ll Soon Find Out.

    07/18/2020 7:50:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | July 18, 2020 | Ken LaCorte
    On Juneteenth, the Associated Press announced it will capitalize “Black” when referencing people. AP executive John Daniszewski writes that now, “The lowercase black is a color, not a person.” For white people? The AP is making that decision this weekend. Who really cares if news articles capitalize one and not the other? You should. It’s more than a mere capitalization. Symbolically elevating one race over another based on skin color is the literal definition of racism. And it’s creepy. It leads to bizarre sentences such as: · “The Black girl handed the white girl a pencil.” · “We saw whites...
  • Biden warns of vote meddling (Russia, Russia, Russia!)

    07/17/2020 7:23:37 PM PDT · by RandFan · 34 replies
    AP ^ | July 17 | By WILL WEISSERT
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden said Friday night that he’s begun receiving intelligence briefings as he warned that Russia, China and other adversaries were attempting to undermine the upcoming U.S. election in November. The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee wasn’t specific and offered no evidence while addressing a virtual fundraiser with more than 200 attendees. But, in the process, he confirmed receiving classified briefings after saying as recently as late last month that he wasn’t getting them but might request one about reports of Russian bounties being offered on U.S. troops in Afghanistan. “We know from before, and I guarantee you...
  • Kansas GOP congressman charged with 3 felonies, including voter fraud

    07/16/2020 7:45:30 AM PDT · by LibertyWoman · 42 replies
    ... The charges against GOP Rep. Steve Watkins came three weeks before the state’s Aug. 4 primary election with fellow Republicans pushing to oust him from the eastern Kansas seat he barely won in 2018, even though he’s largely toed the conservative policy line and supported President Donald Trump. ... ... District Attorney Mike Kagay announced them less than half an hour before the three GOP candidates’ only scheduled debate began on three stations. ... The most serious criminal charge accuses Watkins of voting in the 2019 local city and school board election without being qualified. A first-time offender who’s...
  • Burger King addresses climate change by changing cows’ diets

    07/15/2020 1:54:01 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 15,2020 | AP
    Burger King is staging an intervention with its cows. The chain has rebalanced the diet of some of the cows by adding lemon grass in a bid to limit bovines contributions to climate change. By tweaking their diet, Burger King said Tuesday that it believes it can reduce a cows’ daily methane emissions by about 33%. Cows emit methane as a by-product of their digestion, and that has become a potential public relations hurdle for major burger chains. Greenhouse gas emissions from the agriculture sector made up 9.9% of total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions in 2018, according to the Environmental...
  • Goya CEO praises Trump at White House, backlash is swift

    07/10/2020 6:56:34 AM PDT · by ConservativeInPA · 36 replies
    Daily Herald ^ | July 10, 2020 | Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Goya Foods is facing a swift backlash after its CEO praised President Donald Trump at White House event...."We all truly blessed, at the same time, to have have a leader like President Trump who is a builder," Unanue said standing at a podium beside Trump....As clips of Unanue’s remarks circulated on social media Thursday, Latinos and longtime supporters of Goya’s food slammed the CEO’s commendation of Trump, citing the president’s incendiary rhetoric and controversial policies aimed at minority communities and immigrants. By early Friday, “Goya” was still a top trending term on Twitter along with the...
  • As UN panel examines 'systemic racism' in US, some countries say America is an unfair playing field

    06/17/2020 9:03:27 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/16/2020 | Frank Miles
    As the top human rights body of the United Nations seeks international scrutiny of systemic racism in response to the recent killings of African Americans by police, some countries are wondering if there is a double standard at play for America rather than the ways other countries are targeted for human rights violations because of dehumanizing their people. A draft resolution, a copy of which was obtained by The Associated Press, singles out the United States and could become the centerpiece of a hastily scheduled debate by the Human Rights Council in Geneva on Wednesday. The text calls for a...
  • At Mount Rushmore, Trump digs deeper into nation’s divisions

    07/04/2020 4:56:29 AM PDT · by C19fan · 94 replies
    AP ^ | July 4, 2020 | Stephen Groves, and Darlen Superville
    At the foot of Mount Rushmore on the eve of Independence Day, President Donald Trump made a direct appeal to disaffected white voters four months before Election Day, accusing protesters who have pushed for racial justice of engaging in a “merciless campaign to wipe out our history.” The president dug further into American divisions Friday, offering a discordant tone to an electorate battered by a pandemic and wounded by racial injustice following the high-profile killings of Black people. He zeroed in on the desecration by some protesters of monuments and statues across the country that honor those who have benefited...
  • Florida sheriff: I’ll deputize gun owners if violent protests erupt

    07/01/2020 7:13:25 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    AP ^ | July 1, 2020
    GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — A Florida sheriff says he will deputize every gun owner in his county to put down any violent protests his deputies can’t handle alone. Clay County Sheriff Darryl Daniels gave no indication in a three-minute video released Wednesday that any demonstrations are planned in his suburban Jacksonville county. Daniels also said he would protect any peaceful protests, but added that if anyone starts “tearing up Clay County, that is not going to be acceptable.”
  • 1989 FLASHBACK: U.N. Predicts Climate Disaster by 2000 if Global Warming Not Stopped

    02/26/2019 10:49:08 AM PST · by Moseley · 38 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | February 26, 2019 | Jonathon A Moseley
    Should you trust “experts” whose predictions are always wrong? It is too late to do anything about the unproven hypothesis that humans are causing enormous planet Earth’s climate to change. Maybe human activity is affecting the planet’s temperature (it isn’t). Maybe we could have done something about it (we never could, that’s ludicrous considering the size of the planet). But whatever we could have done, it’s too late now. We should just stop worrying about it. United Nations’ experts told us that by 1999 it was too late to halt global warming. In 1989, there was a 10 year window,...