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  • DNC leader says GOP is 'the party of racism'

    08/12/2017 2:52:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | August 12, 2017 | Chris Moody
    A top Democratic National Committee leader called the Republican Party "the party of racism" at a conference for liberal activists Friday, pointing to President Donald Trump's positions on immigrants and refugees. "You hear Republicans say, 'We're the party of Lincoln.' He wouldn't recognize these people," said Rep. Keith Ellison, a congressman from Minnesota and Democratic National Committee deputy chairman. "The fact is that the Republican Party today is the party of racism. Now I'm not saying every Republican is a racist, but I'm saying their party does hold that up. ... It is the Republican Party in 2017 that says,...
  • Obama to re-emerge in 'delicate dance' with Dems

    08/11/2017 3:35:15 AM PDT · by John W · 37 replies
    thehill.com ^ | August 11, 2017 | Amie Parnes
    Former President Obama will re-emerge on the national scene this fall, though Democrats expect him to do so with caution. One aide describes the beginning of a "delicate dance" that aims to put Obama in the Democratic fray, but prevent him from remaining the face of the party. Aides will huddle with Obama in the coming weeks to plot out what shape the former president's fall schedule will take. Advisers close to him say that while he will play an active role in helping his party rebuild, much of his work will be behind the scenes.
  • New Orleans flood, pumps debacle: Recap of new information released Thursday

    08/10/2017 10:42:46 AM PDT · by abb · 41 replies
    The (Baton Rouge, LA) Advocate ^ | Thursday, August 10, 2017 | Staff
    The fallout from last weekend's New Orleans flash flood continued Thursday. A state of emergency has been declared for Orleans Parish as drainage complications persist with the possibility of heavy rain Thursday and Friday. Here's a rundown of the new information unveiled so far Thursday... Fire damages turbine that powers pumps Much of New Orleans is at high risk of flooding Thursday and Friday because a fire overnight damaged the power source that runs most of the city’s pumps, Mayor Mitch Landrieu said early Thursday. The fire damaged one of five ancient turbines that power the Sewerage & Water Board’s...
  • Private eye: Cops bailed from meeting on Seth Rich, Russia probes

    07/31/2017 3:13:39 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 35 replies
    WND ^ | Jul 27, 2017 | Alicia Powe
    Detectives leading the Seth Rich murder investigation agreed to meet with Capitol Hill investigators to discuss evidence surrounding the alleged hacking of Democratic National Committee emails during the 2016 presidential election, a private eye claims. But the Metropolitan Police Department canceled its meeting with House investigators on the Hill just hours before it was scheduled to take place, according to former Washington, D.C., homicide detective Rod Wheeler. “I’ve been following the arrest of Awan – this is a guy whose name came up a couple of times in my investigation as someone that I should look at,” he said in...
  • Trump Throws Out Bombshell Accusation That Comey Tried to Hold Dirt Over His Head

    07/20/2017 9:39:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 90 replies
    Law Newz ^ | July 19, 2017 | Rachel Stockman
    In a wide ranging interview with The New York Times, Trump threw his Attorney General Jeffrey Sessions under the bus for deciding to recuse himself from the Russia probe. A decision Trump called “very unfair” to the president. But, maybe even more shocking, he claims that FBI Director James Comey tried to hold the salacious dossier over his head, in order to gain “leverage” over him. It had previously been reported that when administration officials briefed the president at Trump Tower in January, Comey pulled him aside and told him about the details of the now infamous dossier which included...
  • BREAKING: Feds explain sweet deal for billionaire sex offender Epstein

    06/22/2017 5:54:22 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 59 replies
    BREAKING: Feds explain sweet deal for billionaire sex offender Epstein Jane Musgrave Palm Beach Post Staff Writer 6:46 p.m Thursday, June 22, 2017 Palm Beach County Crime WEST PALM BEACH Federal prosecutors went on the offensive this month, denying allegations that they bowed to pressure from billionaire Palm Beach resident Jeffrey Epstein and his high-priced lawyers at the expense of dozens of teenage girls he sexually abused. In their first public comment since 2007 — when they negotiated a deal that allowed Epstein to escape federal charges — prosecutors filed hundreds of pages of documents in U.S. District Court, explaining...
  • Rep. Ellison Statement on Former FBI Director Comey’s Senate Testimony

    06/10/2017 12:19:31 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 36 replies
    Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) ^ | Jun 8, 2017 | Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN)
    Press Release Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) released the following statement after former FBI Director James Comey testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee: “Former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony today revealed several things: First, that President Trump demanded Comey’s loyalty and tried to get him to beg for his job. Second, that President Trump asked Comey to end the investigation into Michael Flynn in order to cover up his campaign’s collusion with Russia. And third, that the President, his campaign, and the Administration repeatedly lied to the American people.    “This is obstruction of justice.    “Republicans must now stop tying...
  • California may end ban on communists in government jobs

    05/08/2017 6:51:55 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 58 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | May 8, 2017 | Sophia Bollag
    Being a communist would no longer be a fireable offense for California government employees under a bill passed Monday by the state Assembly. Lawmakers narrowly approved the bill to repeal part of a law enacted during the Red Scare of the 1940s and '50s when fear that communists were trying to infiltrate and overthrow the U.S. government was rampant. The bill now goes to the Senate. It would eliminate part of the law that allows public employees to be fired for being a member of the Communist Party.
  • Felony charges for 2 who secretly filmed Planned Parenthood

    03/28/2017 8:58:08 PM PDT · by blueyon · 81 replies
    AP ^ | 3/28/17 | ANDREW DALTON
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- California prosecutors on Tuesday charged two anti-abortion activists who made undercover videos of themselves trying to buy fetal tissue from Planned Parenthood with 15 felonies, saying they invaded the privacy of medical providers by filming without consent. The charges against David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt of the Center for Medical Progress come eight months after similar charges were dropped in Texas. State Attorney General Xavier Becerra, a longtime Congressional Democrat who took over the investigation in January, said in a statement that the state "will not tolerate the criminal recording of conversations."
  • Obama didn't know it when "FBI probe of Trump-Russia ties began last summer"? (vanity)

    03/21/2017 3:12:17 AM PDT · by granada · 34 replies
    vanity ^ | 2017/3/21 | Granada
    And no surveillance (including wiretapping) on Trump?
  • Unreal: Chicago Names City Street After Terrorist

    02/26/2017 4:09:47 PM PST · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 26, 2017 | Leah Barkoukis
    In truly progressive fashion, Chicago renamed one of its streets after a terrorist. Earlier this month Alderman Robert Maldonado submitted a proposal to name three blocks of a city street after Oscar Lopez Rivera, the founder of the Puerto Rican terror group FALN, which was responsible for 120 bombings and armed robberies in the U.S. during the ‘70s and ‘80s that killed nine and injured hundreds of others. On Wednesday, aldermen approved the measure honoring Lopez Rivera, the terrorist whose 70-year sentence was recently commuted by Barack Obama. Aldermen also voted to approve an honorary street re-naming for Puerto...
  • California Democrat to First Lady: ‘Show Us Your Papers!’

    01/31/2017 2:32:35 AM PST · by markomalley · 60 replies
    Breitbart California ^ | 1/30/17 | Tom Donnelly
    California State Sen. Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) is renewing a demand to see First Lady Melania Trump’s immigration papers — an issue Democrats first raised during the election campaign.Skinner expanded on her demand in an interview with Politico this week: “No one in the Trump operation has released any of the documentation to indicate what was the circumstance, or whether she had full legal status. … We only know they had a lawyer look at whatever papers she chose to give.”In 2010, when Arizona passed a controversial immigration law that allowed state and local law enforcement officers to check the immigration status of anyone...
  • ‘Get my cat ears going here’: Travis County judge dons Women’s March ‘pussy hat’ in courtroom

    01/30/2017 6:47:41 PM PST · by markomalley · 72 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 1/30/17 | Brett T
    A photo that appeared on Reddit last week of Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt wearing a pink “pussy hat” in the courtroom made the rounds on Twitter Monday. The knit cap, which recently made the cover of TIME, was conceived by two women in Los Angeles who envisioned “a sea of pink hats” at the Women’s March on Washington.
  • Trump fires acting AG after Justice Department staff told not to defend refugee order

    01/30/2017 6:46:27 PM PST · by Kaslin · 151 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | January 30, 2017
    President Donald Trump relieved acting Attorney General Sally Yates of her duties Monday night after she directed Justice Department attorneys not to defend Trump's controversial executive refugee and immigration ban. Yates, a holdover from the Obama Administration, was replaced as acting attorney general by Dana Boente, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia. White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Yates had "betrayed the Justice Department" by refusing to enforce Trump's order, which temporarily halted the entire U.S. refugee program and banned all entries from seven Muslim-majority nations for 90 days.
  • The United States also denied refuge to Jews fleeing Hitler, fearing they might be Nazis

    01/29/2017 6:25:16 AM PST · by lowbridge · 76 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 25, 2017 | Radley Balko
    The United States is often described as “a nation of immigrants.” That’s certainly true. But a more accurate statement might be that we’re “a nation of immigrants who overcame intense hostility to immigration.” (If you’re really cynical, you might add, ” . . . and then showed hostility to future waves of immigrants.”) President Trump is expected to sign an executive order halting the admission of Syrian refugees into the United States. He’s also expected to cancel visas from a curiously curated list of majority-Muslim countries. (It doesn’t include Saudi Arabia, for example.) The order would be consistent with Trump’s...
  • Mayor Sylvester Turner Issues Statement on Immigration [“HPD is not the INS"]

    01/27/2017 5:02:09 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 44 replies
    Houstonia Magazine ^ | 1/26/2017 | By Katharine Shilcutt
    ONE OF PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP’S MANY CAMPAIGN PROMISES was to ”end sanctuary cities.” On Wednesday, Trump took his first steps toward that end, issuing an executive order called ”Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States." Among other actions outlined in the order, cities that do not comply with federal immigration enforcement agents “are not eligible to receive Federal grants, except as deemed necessary for law enforcement purposes by the Attorney General or the Secretary.” In addition, the order restored both the Immigration and Nationality Act Section 287(g) and the Secure Communities Program, which are used to compel...
  • More than 40 Democratic lawmakers now skipping Trump’s inauguration

    01/17/2017 3:25:55 AM PST · by EBH · 108 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 17 at 12:08 AM1/17/2017 | Elsie Viebeck
    A growing group of Democratic lawmakers will boycott President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration Friday as a protest of Trump’s worldview and his criticism of civil rights icon John Lewis, congressman of Georgia There are now more than 40 House Democrats — 42, at last count — who have declared that they will not attend the inauguration on Capitol Hill this week. The number rose sharply after Trump tweeted Saturday that Lewis is “all talk, talk, talk” and should “finally focus on the burning and crime infested inner-cities.” Lewis, who sees Trump’s Nov. 8 win as illegitimate because of Russia’s alleged interference...
  • California Republican challenges state's hiring of Eric Holder to fight Trump policies

    01/09/2017 11:06:10 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Jan 9, 2017 | 9:45pm EST | Sharon Bernstein
    A California Republican state lawmaker is challenging the legality of a move by Democrats in the legislature to hire former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to help in any legal battles with President-elect Donald Trump’s administration. Assembly member Kevin Kiley has requested a formal ruling from state lawyers on whether the decision by Democratic legislative leaders to hire Holder and his firm, Covington & Burling, for $25,000 a month violated a provision in the state’s constitution that bans hiring outside counsel for work the state’s own lawyers can do. […] Kiley’s request came on the eve of hearings in the...
  • PERFECT: DNC CHAIR CANDIDATE FORUM TO BE HELD AT ANTI-ISRAEL RESTAURANT

    01/06/2017 5:48:18 AM PST · by DFG · 12 replies
    Powerlineblog ^ | 01/05/2017 | PAUL MIRENGOFF
    Brent Scher of the Washington Free Beacon reports that the Democratic party’s slate of nominees for DNC chair has agreed to participate in a candidate forum hosted at a restaurant owned by a rabid critic of Israel. The decision to hold it there may give the leading contender for DNC chair — the rabidly anti-Israel and one-time Louis Farrakhan backer Keith Ellison — something of a “home field” advantage. Sadly, however, it’s far from clear that any of the participants will feel out of place. (Tom Perez is the only contender who has not confirmed he will attend.) The restaurant...
  • Reid: If Hillary wins and Dems retake the Senate, expect Dems to use the Nuclear Option for SCOTUS

    01/04/2017 4:16:05 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 37 replies
    legalinsurrection.com ^ | October 25, 2016 | Posted by William A. Jacobson
    Outgoing Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) said he is confident that he has laid the groundwork for Democrats to nuke the filibuster for Supreme Court nominees if they win back the Senate in November. Envisioning Hillary Clinton in the White House and Democrats controlling the Senate, Reid warned that if a Senate Republican minority block her Supreme Court nominee, he is confident the party won’t hesitate to change the filibuster rules again. Such a move would be an extension of what Reid did in 2013 when he was still majority leader, eliminating filibusters (with a simple majority vote) on...