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  • Cory Booker on future with Rosario Dawson: 'I have hope'

    11/18/2019 10:18:51 AM PST · by dead · 42 replies
    UPI ^ | ByAnnie Martin
    Cory Booker is optimistic about his future with his girlfriend, actress Rosario Dawson. The 50-year-old New Jersey senator and presidential hopeful discussed the possibility of marriage with Dawson during Monday's episode of The Wendy Williams Show. "Look, I have hope. I have hope!" Booker said. "This is something really special. She's challenged me in ways that I needed to be challenged." Booker promised host Wendy Williams he will buy a tasteful engagement ring for Dawson, should he propose. "She is this righteous activist," he said of Dawson. "She has a fashion line in Africa about empowering women, so whatever I...
  • How do Hogan and Jealous compare on transportation?

    11/04/2018 8:03:57 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 34 replies
    WTOP ^ | October 26, 2018 | Bruce DePuyt, Maryland Matters
    By Bruce DePuyt — When Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) announced a major plan to widen three Maryland roadways last year, even transportation insiders were caught off-guard. “I was surprised by it, but I rejoiced at it,” said John B. Townsend II, AAA mid-Atlantic’s manager of public and government affairs. “As much as people are loath to admit it, the congestion in Maryland has limited economic development in the state. And [it has] impacted the quality of life because of the amount of hours — more than 80 hours a year [on average] — we spend being stuck in...
  • Bernie Sanders Unleashed: Trump Is the 'Most Racist, Sexist, Homophobic, Bigoted President in...

    10/31/2018 6:31:12 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 90 replies
    Townhall ^ | Oct 31, 2018 5:00 PM | Lauretta Brown
    FULL TITLE: Bernie Sanders Unleashed: Trump Is the 'Most Racist, Sexist, Homophobic, Bigoted President in History' Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) went after President Trump Tuesday while he was campaigning for Maryland gubernatorial candidate Ben Jealous (D). He called Trump “the most racist, sexist, homophobic, bigoted president in history." Sanders told the crowd that Democratic campaign staffers across the country “are working to make certain that the agenda of the most racist, sexist, homophobic, bigoted president in history will go nowhere because Democrats will control the House and the Senate.” Unlike former Vice President Joe Biden, Sanders said earlier this week...
  • Democrat Ben Jealous' Twitter account 'liked' anti-police tweet mocking #BlueLivesMatter

    08/25/2018 10:42:45 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 9 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | August 23, 2018 | Doug Donovan
    he campaign of Ben Jealous removed a “like” this week by its Twitter account of a six-month-old tweet that characterized corrupt police officers in vulgar terms and mocked #BlueLivesMatter. A spokesman for the Democratic candidate for Maryland governor said the “like” by @BenJealous was an “accident” by a staffer and that the former president of the NAACP “disavowed” it. “This tweet was not liked by Ben and certainly doesn’t reflect his views on law enforcement,” Jealous campaign spokesman Kevin Harris said. “As Ben has said on several occasions, he values and respects law enforcement, including the several members of his...
  • Poll: Hogan (R) leads Jealous (D) in Maryland governor’s race by double-digits

    08/14/2018 10:46:08 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 34 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Aug 14, 2018
    Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) has a considerable lead over Democratic challenger Ben Jealous and is supported by slightly more than half of likely voters, according to a poll released Tuesday by Gonzales Research ...
  • Ben Jealous is demanding TV stations stop airing this commercial by his GOP opponent

    08/11/2018 7:21:45 AM PDT · by TBP · 25 replies
    The Blaze ^ | August 10, 2018 | Carlos Garcia
    Former NAACP president and current Maryland gubernatorial candidate Ben Jealous is demanding that television stations stop airing a commercial from his political opponent. “Evidence to the controversy” An attorney representing the Ben Jealous campaign sent a letter to four television stations telling them to pull down a political ad from incumbent Governor Larry Hogan. “The Republican Governor’s Association in this advertisement uses selective editing techniques to make the false claim that Mr. Jealous is a socialist, despite clear and repeated evidence to the controversy,” wrote James Temple Jr., which likely meant to say “evidence to the contrary.” Former NAACP president...
  • Maryland Commuters Are Stuck in Traffic: Which Candidates Have the Right Relief Plan?

    08/01/2018 12:14:41 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 38 replies
    MC GOP ^ | July 29, 2018 | Mark Uncapher
    Marylanders spend more time commuting to work than the residents of every other state, apart from New York. The time spent stuck in I-270 or Beltway traffic is maddeningly frustrating. Congestion results in less time spent with families and discourages workers from taking jobs involving longer commutes. Economists estimate that congestion costs run into the billions. The statewide cost of congestion based on auto delay, truck delay and wasted fuel and emissions was estimated at $2 billion in 2015. This is an increase of 22% from the $1.7 billion estimated cost for congestion in 2013. As serious a problem as...
  • There Is a Revolution on the Left. Democrats Are Bracing. [Barf.]

    07/21/2018 5:06:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | July 21, 2018 | Alexander Burns
    For Rachel Conner, the 2018 election season has been a moment of revelation. A 27-year-old social worker, Ms. Conner voted for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 primaries, spurning the more liberal Bernie Sanders, whom many of her peers backed. But Ms. Conner changed course in this year’s campaign for governor, after concluding that Democrats could only win with more daring messages on issues like public health and immigration. And so on a recent Wednesday, she enlisted two other young women to volunteer for Abdul El-Sayed, a 33-year-old advocate of single-payer health care running an uphill race in Michigan to become...
  • Ban Shotguns? Dem Maryland Guv Candidate Seems to Suggest It

    07/01/2018 6:19:22 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 64 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    So much for the liberals’ lie that they’re only advocating “sensible” gun-safety regulation . . . Appearing on Al Sharpton’s MSNBC show this morning, Ben Jealous, the former President of the NAACP and now Maryland Dem gubernatorial candidate, seems to suggest banning shotguns. Commenting on the deadly shooting at the Capital Gazette in Maryland, Jealous said: “We will, in the next [Maryland state] legislative session, have to have a real conversation about how we finish the job here of our assault weapons ban. But we have to go much further. Journalists were killed with a shotgun.” Get the rest of...
  • Anti-establishment fervor grips Dems

    06/29/2018 8:39:40 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/29/18 | Amie Parnes
    The public debate for Democrats has centered around whether the party is drifting to the left. But on the heels of Rep. Joseph Crowley’s (D-N.Y.) upset primary loss to 28-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the real battle is looking more like a fight between establishment and anti-establishment forces. “I think it’s less about left-right and more about new-old,” said Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.), who defeated a Democratic incumbent to win his seat in Congress in 2016. Khanna was a player in the Crowley battle with Ocasio-Cortez. He backed Ocasio-Cortez, though in a move that’s won him some criticism, he also endorsed Crowley....
  • Top Hillary Adviser Mocked, Plotted Attacks on Pro-Sanders Civil Rights Leader

    10/19/2016 2:39:09 PM PDT · by GilGil · 4 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 10/19/2016 | Bill McMorris
    Center for American Progress President Neera Tanden mocked and plotted attacks against the former president of the NAACP after he endorsed Bernie Sanders over Hillary Clinton. Hacked emails sent to Clinton Campaign Chairman John Podesta reveal that Tanden wanted to attack former NAACP CEO Ben Jealous for his work for Kapor Capital, an investment fund dedicated to helping start-up tech companies owned by women and minorities. She also mocked the “puritanical” beliefs of Sanders supporters. “If he does endorse Bernie, this is the firm he’s part of today. It’s a VC. As they go, not so bad, but still may...
  • Ex-NAACP Head: Black Youth Afraid For Their Lives With Police Like Colonists With Redcoats

    12/05/2014 11:46:51 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 46 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    You say you want a revolution? Former NAACP president Benjamin Jealous just analogized the fear for their lives that black youth feel about police to the fear the colonists felt toward the "Redcoats"—British soldiers during the time of the American Revolution. Jealous, now with the leftist Center for American Progress​, made his inflammatory claim to Ronan Farrow on the latter's MSNBC show today. Rather than challenging Jealous, Farrow thanked him for his "impassioned take." Has it come to this? A significant civil rights leader analogizes race relations in the United States to the revolution that led to the creation of...
  • MSNBC Guest Columnists Hint They'd Be Cool with Raising 'Age of Criminal Responsibility' to Say 25?

    01/08/2014 9:21:15 PM PST · by chessplayer · 53 replies
    "The New York State Legislature needs to Raise the Age of criminal responsibility, and they need to do it this year," demands the subheadline on MSNBC.com's landing page this afternoon for a story headlined, "Stop charging kids as adults." The column, co-authored by former NAACP president Ben Jealous and actress Rosario Dawson, promotes a push by the Citizens Committee for Children of New York [CCCNY] to change Empire State law so that minors aged 16 years old cannot be charged as adults. Jealous and Dawson don't disclose to what age they believe the age of criminal responsibility should be raised,...
  • Community organizer, elected president in 2008, Retires

    09/09/2013 12:33:43 PM PDT · by Red Statements · 3 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 09/09/2013 | Steven H Ahle
    <p>He was born of a mixed race parentage, who graduated from Columbia University, and worked as a community organizer, before being elected president. He has now announced his resignation.</p>
  • NAACP Pres. Ben Jealous to resign, leaves legacy of racial polarization

    09/09/2013 5:35:20 AM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 9/9/2013 | Mandy Nagy
    NAACP President Ben Jealous says he is stepping down at the end of the year to spend time with his family and pursue a career in teaching.From ABC News: NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Jealous, who is credited with boosting finances at the nation’s largest civil rights organization and helping to stabilize it, said Sunday that he plans to step down at the end of the year.The Baltimore-based National Association for the Advancement of Colored People said that its rosters of online activists and donors have grown tremendously during his five-year tenure. Jealous was the group’s youngest-ever leader when he...
  • NAACP President Ben Jealous to step down this year

    09/08/2013 1:48:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 8, 2013 4:39 PM EDT
    Benjamin Jealous, the president and CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, says he plans to step down by the end of the year. … Jealous is credited with improving the NAACP’s finances and donor base over the past five years and for improving its outreach. …
  • NAACP Pres: 'We Will Pass Trayvon's Law from Coast to Coast'

    08/24/2013 12:31:08 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 86 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | August 24, 2013 | Tony Lee
    Ben Jealous, the president of the NAACP, said on Saturday that "Trayvon's law" should be enacted across the United States in a speech at the "Realize the Dream March and Rally" in Washington. "Let us say, 'Yes we will pass Trayvon's law from coast to coast,'" Jealous said at the event commemorating the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech. .... "When they say, 'no you can't,' we say, 'yes we can,'" Jealous said, saying that marchers could also succeed in passing the DREAM Act, enacting marriage equality, abolishing the death penalty and expanding the Voting...
  • Next for Zimmerman: safety concerns, Justice weighing civil rights case

    07/14/2013 2:30:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 14, 2013
    The Justice Department said Sunday that it will review the George Zimmerman case for possible civil rights violations, after a jury acquitted the Florida neighborhood watch volunteer in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, while Zimmerman's attorney says his client's safety is at risk. NAACP President Benjamin Todd Jealous started the drive by posting a petition Sunday morning on the website MoveOn.org that is addressed to Attorney General Eric Holder. "The most fundamental of civil rights -- the right to life -- was violated the night George Zimmerman stalked and then took the life of Trayvon Martin," Jealous wrote...
  • The Week In Stupid

    01/06/2013 3:06:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 6, 2013 | Derek Hunter
    Sometimes there is so much stupid going on in the world that you have to just stop and take stock of it all. Al Gore sells Current TV to Al Jazeera. The Americans who owned the anti-American network Current TV soon will be replaced as owners by foreigners who operate the anti-American network Al Jazeera. I doubt any of the 40,000 regular Current TV viewers would have noticed had the news not gone public. Of course, most of them spend their time writing diaries at the DailyKos, when not being yelled at by their moms to clean their rooms. But...
  • National NAACP President calls for (CT) death penalty repeal

    03/29/2012 1:52:59 PM PDT · by matt04 · 8 replies
    The president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is visiting Connecticut's state Capitol to discuss the state's death penalty repeal effort with lawmakers, local leaders and Gov. Dannel Malloy. NAACP President Ben Jealous was originally scheduled to meet with lawmakers on Tuesday, but his visit was pushed to Thursday. Last week, the Judiciary Committee voted in favor of the death penalty repeal. Now, the bill awaits further legislative action in the state's Senate. The repeal effort being considered by the General Assembly would abolish the death penalty for all future cases and replace the punishment with...