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  • Trump Facebook ads reassure supporters he will build border wall

    09/21/2017 12:51:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 20, 2017 | Ali Breland
    President Trump is using targeted Facebook ads to assure supporters he will build a wall on the U.S. border with Mexico, reports BuzzFeed News. "There's been a lot of noise and a lot of rumors," reads the ad from Trump's personal Facebook page. "WE WILL BUILD A WALL (NOT A FENCE) ALONG THE SOUTHERN BORDER OF THE UNITED STATES," it adds, calling the issue "non-negotiable." The ad has been targeted to specific Facebook users in recent days. Vice President Pence’s Facebook page is running a similar ad, according to BuzzFeed. Trump’s declaration comes after he tweeted last week that the...
  • A Personal Appeal to the Republican Members of the Electoral College from Michael Moore

    12/19/2016 12:34:06 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 55 replies
    Facebook ^ | 12/18/2016 | Michael Moore
    Dear Republican Electors: Ok, if you've read this far, knowing that it's me, Michael Moore, writing to you -- well, thank you for having an open mind and the willingness to listen to someone you don't agree with. I am writing you not as a card-carrying Democrat (I'm not) who voted for Hillary (I did), but simply because I am an American who, like you, deeply loves this country and its people. Tomorrow is the day you are supposed to gather with your fellow electors and choose the next President of the United States. I am not going to ask...
  • Clinton Adopts Key Piece of Sanders Student Debt Plan (Free college for most)

    07/06/2016 9:38:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    NBC News ^ | July 6, 2016 | Alex Seitz-Wald
    Extending an olive branch to Bernie Sanders and his supporters, Hillary Clinton on Wednesday will announce a plan to make in-state public colleges and universities free for students from families who make less than $125,000 a year. Sanders made free in-state tuition a core plank of his campaign for the Democratic nomination, and Clinton and Sanders discussed the issue in their meeting last month, according to a Clinton aide. Clinton often mocked that plan from Sanders during the primary, saying she didn't want taxpayers to pay for Donald Trump's kids' education. Her plan includes an income cap Sanders' did not....
  • Raiding Corporate Coffers....Again

    03/15/2014 3:49:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | March 15, 2014 | Charles Payne
    President Obama continues his push to tweak free market forces and buy votes with an executive move that will force businesses to pay extra for overtime work of certain salaried employees. Managers earning more than $455 a week are not eligible for overtime pay, even if those "managers" are really shift supervisors at a 7-11 or fast food restaurant. The number of potential people impacted by this change is hard to quantify. The law governing oversight is rooted in the Fair Labor Standards Act 1938. In 1975, the Department of Labor set the minimum to $250 a week, which...
  • Candy Crowley: If I’m Unemployed or on Minimum Wage, ‘Why Would I Become Republican?’

    01/05/2014 7:33:37 AM PST · by Hoodat · 93 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | January 5, 2014 | 10:08 | Noel Sheppard
    On CNN’s State of the Union Sunday, host Candy Crowley asked a question of Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wisc.) that should offend people on both sides of the aisle. “If I am an unemployed American…or if I am a minimum wage worker… why would I become a Republican?” (video follows with transcript and commentary): (video link) CANDY CROWLEY: If I am an unemployed American and I hear from Republicans that, “Yeah, you know, we should go ahead and do that provided we do the following three things,” and it’s a caveat approval of extending those [unemployment] benefits, or if I am...
  • Obama Proclaims: Stimulus Forever

    09/09/2011 5:40:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | September 9, 2011 | John Ransom
    Bet you didn’t know that cement was really, really bad for you.    It’s not actually bad for you, but that isn’t stopping the EPA from imposing more ridiculous rules, known as MACT, that will require the cement industry to invest billions in new technology over the next two years in order to improve air quality. Hey: We may not have jobs, but take a deep breath. Can't you breath easier knowing that you'll breath easier in the unemployment line now that Obama's extending the dole? All this as Obama calls on Congress to give him more money to create more...
  • An associate of Jerry Brown calls Meg Whitman a "whore" over pension reform (AUDIO)

    10/07/2010 7:28:01 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 24 replies · 1+ views
    la times ^ | oct 7, 2010
    An associate of Jerry Brown calls Meg Whitman a "whore" over pension reform (AUDIO) October 7, 2010 | 6:22 pm In a private conversation that was inadvertently taped by a voicemail machine, an associate of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown can be heard referring to his Republican opponent Meg Whitman as a “whore” for cutting a deal protecting law enforcement pensions as the two candidates competed for police endorsements. The comment came after Brown called the Los Angeles Police Protective League in early September to ask for its endorsement. He left a voicemail message for Scott Rate, a union official....
  • Obama signs emergency bill to halt teacher layoffs

    08/10/2010 4:38:51 PM PDT · by traumer · 92 replies · 1+ views
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Summoned back from summer break, the House on Tuesday pushed through an emergency $26 billion jobs bill that Democrats said would save 300,000 teachers, police and others from election-year layoffs. President Barack Obama immediately signed it into law. Lawmakers streamed back to Washington for a one-day session as Democrats declared a need to act before children return to classrooms minus teachers laid off because of budgetary crises in states that have been hard-hit by the recession. Republicans saw it differently, calling the bill a giveaway to teachers' unions and an example of wasteful Washington spending that voters...
  • Clinton Wedding Raises Questions of Interfaith Marriage

    07/29/2010 8:43:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 56 replies · 2+ views ^ | July 28, 2010 | Janice Shaw Crouse
    Click here to find out more! When asked about the significance of her daughter, Chelsea, marrying Marc Mezvinsky, who is Jewish, and thus being married in an interfaith union, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton responded, “Over the years, so many of the barriers that prevented people from getting married, crossing lines of faith or color or ethnicity have just disappeared.” True, the barriers have disappeared, but serious difficulties remain. While some scholars argue that mixed-faith unions “serve as a refiner’s fire” that make the relationships stronger, the statistical evidence indicates this is all too frequently not the outcome. The American...
  • Republican Immigration Position Likely To Alienate Latinos, Obama Officials Say

    07/19/2010 9:28:11 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 19th, 2010 | Michael D. Shear
    Republican Immigration Position Likely To Alienate Latinos, Obama Officials Say By Michael D. Shear Washington Post Staff Writer July 20, 2010 President Obama and his political aides privately acknowledge that the government's decision to sue Arizona over its new immigration law is helping to fuel an anti-immigration fervor that could benefit some Republicans in elections this fall. But White House officials have concluded that, over the long term, the Republicans' get-tough message is a major political miscalculation. They predict it will ultimately alienate millions of Latinos, the fastest-growing minority group in the nation. West Wing strategists argue that the president's...
  • McCain pledges $5K to 2 sheriffs' defense fund

    07/16/2010 5:47:45 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 23 replies · 1+ views
    Google ^ | 7/16/10 | (AP)
    PHOENIX — U.S. Sen. John McCain has pledged $5,000 to a legal fund for two Arizona sheriffs defending themselves against lawsuits over the state's new immigration enforcement law.Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu (BAB'-oh) and Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever have retained an attorney to defend their offices against federal litigation if they're prevented from implementing the law.
  • White House Faces Fresh Questions Over (Illegal) Back-Room Dealmaking

    06/03/2010 3:56:15 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 4 replies · 487+ views
    fox news ^ | 6/3/2010 | fox news
    The White House faced fresh questions over back-room dealmaking after a Democrat acknowledged he had been encouraged by one of President Barack Obama's top advisers to apply for an international development job instead of challenging the candidate whom the president favored in a Senate race. The revelation again called into question repeated promises by Obama to run an open government that was above private political horse-trading. In appealing to voters this election year, Republicans charge that Obama's promise to change the ways of Washington has given way to the craven politics he campaigned against. Former Colorado House of Representatives Speaker...
  • Gov't unveils plan to shrink some home loans

    03/26/2010 7:27:10 AM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 28 replies · 458+ views
    WASHINGTON—After months of criticism that it hasn't done enough to prevent foreclosures, the Obama administration is announcing a plan to reduce the amount some troubled borrowers owe on their home loans. Discuss COMMENTS (86) The multifaceted effort will let people who owe more on their mortgages than their properties are worth get new loans backed by the Federal Housing Administration, a government agency that insures home loans against default. That would be funded by $14 billion from the administration's existing $75 billion foreclosure-prevention program. But it could spark criticism that the government is shouldering too much risk by taking on...
  • Immigration reform rally draws tens of thousands to Washington (They want the "freebies")

    03/21/2010 11:23:03 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 37 replies · 708+ views
    la times ^ | 3/21/2010 | Clement Tan and Michael Muskal
    Reporting from Los Angeles and Washington Tens of thousands of people began assembling in Washington on Sunday to march for immigration reform, a politically charged issue that has been pushed to a back burner by the intense focus on healthcare. In a tactic that reflects the current economy, march organizers have tried to cast the immigration debate as part of economic recovery. "What's important today is that jobs and immigration go hand in hand," Marc Morial of the National Urban League said on Sunday in a television interview. "When you've got millions of undocumented workers working off the books, that...
  • DEAL WATCH: Boyd a “Yes” Vote on Gov’t Healthcare Takeover After His Forest Bill Passes House

    03/20/2010 10:53:11 AM PDT · by opentalk · 10 replies · 522+ views
    NRCC ^ | March 20, 2010 | NRCC
    Was this Yet Another Backroom Deal to Force Obama’s Bill Down the American People’s Throats? With a vote on Obama and Pelosi’s government takeover of healthcare expected tomorrow, Rep. Alan Boyd (D-FL) finally got off the fence and announced yesterday that he would vote “yes” for the bill. Boyd’s announcement came just days after one of his pet bills passed the House. Boyd is the sponsor of a bill, the Florida National Forest Land Adjustment Act of 2009 (H.R. 3954). The bill languished in committee after being introduced in October 2009. Suddenly, though, it received a vote Thursday in the...
  • More Deals In: Health Care Bill Gives Special Treatment (The bribes still coming in)

    03/20/2010 6:01:53 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 50 replies · 1,048+ views
    fox news ^ | 3/19/2010 | ap
    Bye bye, Cornhusker Kickback. Hello, special treatment for Tennessee and North Dakota. Democrats unveiling revisions Thursday to their health care overhaul bill decided to kill the extra $100 million in Medicaid funds for Nebraska that has become a symbol of backdoor deal making. But the 153 pages of changes to the massive health care package include extra money for hospitals in Tennessee that serve large numbers of low-income patients. And though the bill would revamp the nation's student loan system to make the government the only lender, one bank — the state-owned Bank of North Dakota — would be allowed...
  • Obama heads to Ohio looking for health care votes (Let the Bribes Begin)

    03/15/2010 10:37:24 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 19 replies · 606+ views
    Associated Press Via Google | March 15, 2010 | BEN FELLER
    WASHINGTON — Still seeking votes for his proposed health care overhaul, President Barack Obama appears ready to reverse his position and allow unpopular deal-sweetening measures in the hopes of finding Democratic support for legislation whose future will be decided in coming days. Increasingly eager to finish work on his top domestic priority, Obama was set to head to northeast Ohio on Monday with a final sales pitch for health care legislation that the top Democratic vote-counter in the House said lacked support to pass. Obama's top political adviser, David Axelrod, said he was "absolutely confident" the measure would pass during...
  • Where Is Obama's Nobel Prize Money?

    02/12/2010 11:59:18 AM PST · by American Dream 246 · 17 replies · 810+ views
    theobamafile ^ | 02/12/10 | theobamafile
    what Obama will do is simply leave the money in the bank, drawing interest, until he leaves the Oval Office, and everybody forgets about it. At that time, he'll press a button. Byron York says there's some buzz going around the net over the question of what Obama has done with the $1.4 million he won as part of the Nobel Peace Prize. Well before Obama accepted the award, the White House announced he would give the money to charity. Yet it's been two months since he went to Oslo, and there's no word of him giving it away. Some...
  • Democrats propose $50B for jobs-boosting projects

    12/15/2009 9:29:45 PM PST · by FromLori · 13 replies · 607+ views
    Business Week ^ | 12/15/09 | ANDREW TAYLOR
    Responding to calls among rank-and-file Democrats for more infrastructure spending, House leaders Tuesday unveiled a plan to add almost $50 billion in spending on highways, housing, and school repair as part of a year-end plan to create jobs. The measure is aimed at keeping the fragile economic recovery on track with money for teachers, the unemployed and small businesses. A vote is planned for Wednesday. The Senate, however, won't act until next month at the earliest and has less of an appetite for another costly round of economic stimulus measures. All told the measure tops $150 billion once additional help...
  • Criminal charges filed against ACORN, two employees [massive voter fraud in 2008]

    05/04/2009 12:28:51 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 41 replies · 2,453+ views
    The Las Vegas Sun ^ | 2009-05-04 | Mary Manning
    Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto and Secretary of State Ross Miller announced Monday that voter registration fraud charges have been filed against an organization that works with low-income people and two of its employees in its Las Vegas office. The complaint includes 26 counts of voter fraud and 13 counts for compensating those registering voters, both felonies. The Association of Community Organization for Reform Now, Inc., also known as ACORN, operated a Las Vegas office that helped register low-income voters last year. Throughout 2008, ACORN employed canvassers to register people to vote in Nevada, the complaint said. ACORN paid the...