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  • Jake Tapper Mocks Breitbart on Twitter: ‘Good Doggy,’ ‘Go Get Your Treat From Bannon’

    02/17/2017 10:47:11 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 55 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 2-17-2017 | Alex Griswold
    Alt-right news website Breitbart attacked CNN host Jake Tapper on Twitter Friday, only for Tapper to hit back with his own cutting remark. Breitbart tagged Tapper in a tweet sharing their take on his recent on-air take-down of Trump. https://twitter.com/BreitbartNews/status/832614437626462208?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw
  • ABC News’ Terry Moran: Trump Inauguration Speech Had ‘Anti-Semitic Overtones’

    01/22/2017 1:32:48 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 51 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 Jan 2017 | by JOHN HAYWARD
    Terry Moran of ABC News put on his crypto-fascist hat and declared President Donald Trump’s inauguration speech had “overtones” of the 1930s “anti-Semitic movement” because the President dared to put the words “America’ and “first” together. Moran began by conceding Trump’s message was “why he was sent here, by people who want to hear that message of America first.” “However, it carries with it overtones from the 1930s, when an anti-Semitic movement saying, ‘We don’t want to get involved in Europe’s war. It’s the Jews’ fault in Germany,’” he pontificated, before adding ominously, “Charles Lindbergh led them.” “It is a...
  • Maddow: Trump’s Speech ‘Militant,’ ‘Dark,’ ‘America First Has ‘Dark Echoes’ of Anti-Semitism

    01/22/2017 1:28:37 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 Jan 2017 | by IAN HANCHETT
    During MSNBC’s coverage of Friday’s Inauguration, anchor Rachel Maddow stated that President Trump’s Inaugural Address “was militant, and it was dark,” and “America First” “means a specific thing in this country,” the “infiltrated by Nazis” and “anti-Semitic” America First Committee, and “to re-purpose it now, not that far down the historical path, it’s hard.” Maddow said, “This was a workman-like speech. He — it was short and he went through it quickly, and it was militant, and it was dark, the crime, the gangs, the drugs, this American carnage, disrepair, decay. You can’t imagine the outgoing president giving a speech...
  • Matthews: Trump’s Speech What Putin Has Been Saying, ‘America First’ Has ‘Hitlerian Background’

    01/22/2017 1:23:59 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 Jan 2017 | by IAN HANCHETT
    During MSNBC’s Inauguration coverage, anchor Chris Matthews stated he phrase “America first” has a “Hitlerian background to it,” and Donald Trump’s Inaugural Address was what Putin has been saying. Matthews said, “I’m thinking, when he said today, America first, it was not just the racial, — I mean, the — I shouldn’t say racial, the Hitlerian background to it, but it was the message. I kept thinking, what does Theresa May think of this, this morning, when she picks up the papers? … What if you’re Putin? You’re probably pounding the table, saying, that’s what I’ve been saying, Russia first,...
  • Pope warns against populism and 'saviours' like Hitler

    01/22/2017 1:19:30 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 71 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/22/2017 | No author given
    Madrid (AFP) - Pope Francis warned against populism, saying it could lead to the election of "saviours" like Hitler. In an hour-long interview with Spanish newspaper El Pais conducted as Donald Trump was being sworn in as US president, the pontiff also condemned the idea of using walls and barbed wire to keep out foreigners. "Of course crises provoke fears and worries," he said but added that for him "the example of populism in the European sense of the word is Germany in 1933. "Germany... was looking for a leader, someone who would give her back her identity and there...
  • Donald Trump's approval rating at 40%, lowest of any incoming president in decades

    01/17/2017 4:58:29 AM PST · by Zakeet · 91 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | January 17, 2017
    When President-elect Donald Trump takes the oath of office Friday, he'll be the most unpopular man to do so in decades, two new polls showed. A majority of Americans - 54% - have an unfavorable opinion of the incoming president, a Tuesday Washington Post/ABC News poll showed. A second survey, conducted by CNN and ORC, reported that 52% of people do not approve of the way the president-elect has been handling the transition. In each poll, just 40% of respondents said they view Trump and his transition team favorably.
  • College Professors Organize National ‘Teach-In’ to Challenge ‘Trumpism’

    01/16/2017 1:35:06 PM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Jan. 15, 2017 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Some 25 colleges and universities – many of them public – have answered a call by professors at UCLA to use their regular class time to “teach, organize, and resist” what they view as the discriminatory political agenda of President-elect Donald Trump. Slated for Wednesday, January 18, the teach-in, dubbed #J18, is taking place between the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday and Trump’s inauguration. The event’s planners say: Let it be known that on #J18 and beyond, universities, colleges, and high schools refused to bear silent witness to the politics of hate and fear; that in these times, these places...
  • Cornel West on Donald Trump: This is What Neo-Fascism Looks Like (Barf)

    01/15/2017 3:32:38 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 38 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1/12/17
    Trump is a fascist. He's picking on everybody. Waaaah!
  • Kremlin counts days to Trump's inauguration, blasts Obama

    01/15/2017 11:47:02 AM PST · by McGruff · 39 replies
    AP ^ | 1/15/2017 | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV
    Exulted by Donald Trump's victory in the U.S., the Kremlin is counting the days to his inauguration and venting its anger at Barack Obama's outgoing administration, no holds barred. Careful not to hurt chances for a thaw in U.S.-Russia relations, President Vladimir Putin and other Russian officials have deferred questions about their plans for future contacts with Trump and any agenda for those talks until he takes office on Friday. Trump's open admiration of Putin has brought wide expectations of improved Moscow-Washington relations, but Trump has not articulated a clear Russia policy. His Cabinet nominees include both a retired general...
  • Mel Gibson and Vince Vaughn Glare Daggers Through Meryl Streep's Anti-Trump speech (PICS!) Ed. TR.

    01/09/2017 7:05:16 PM PST · by brucedickinson · 43 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1-9-2017 | Kiri Blakeley
    Meryl Streep's speech condemning President-elect Donald Trump for perceived bullying tactics and intolerance didn't go over well with at least two of the stars in the gilded Golden Globes audience on Sunday night. Mel Gibson, known as conservative, and Vince Vaughn, known as libertarian, death glared throughout Streep's speech - with Vaughn demonstrating the ability to not blink for an uncomfortably long period of time. Gibson looked confused as he frowned and touched his chin as Meryl took Donald Trump to task for mocking a disabled reporter, bullying, and inciting disrespect and violence. Twitter noticed that the pair's stony mugs...
  • rush to throw out Obamacare could backfire

    01/09/2017 4:18:25 PM PST · by spintreebob · 52 replies
    georgia health news ^ | Jan 4, 2017 | Jack Bernard
    We are the most religious democracy in the world, and our Judeo-Christian ethic demands that we take care of the downtrodden. But we are also the only advanced democracy without universal health coverage. Are we confused . . . or just hypocrites? My bet is that we are very confused. The public’s reaction to Obamacare (also known as the Affordable Care Act, or ACA) is a prime example of our confusion. Most Americans are preoccupied with making a living and raising a family, and rightly so. They have no time to fully examine health care policy issues. Surveys show that...
  • Obama racial legacy: Pride, promise, regret — and deep rift [barf]

    01/04/2017 5:31:54 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 4, 2017 3:31 PM EST | Sharon Cohen and Deepti Hajela
    He entered the White House a living symbol, breaking a color line that stood for 220 years. Barack Obama took office, and race immediately became a focal point in a way that was unprecedented in American history. No matter his accomplishments, he seemed destined to be remembered foremost as the first black man to lead the world’s most powerful nation. But eight years later, Obama’s racial legacy is as complicated as the president himself. […] Perhaps most strikingly, the president’s successor, Donald Trump, is seen by many as the antithesis of a colorblind society, a one-time leader of the “birther”...
  • FBI had private company examine DNC's hacked servers

    01/04/2017 5:28:54 PM PST · by Cheerio · 87 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/4/17 | Anna Giaritelli
    The FBI did not look over the Democratic National Committee's servers before issuing a report that Russia had hacked the organization, according to a report published Wednesday evening. Other than the FBI, no federal agency has conducted an investigation into the DNC's email server since the incident was uncovered six months ago. "The DNC had several meetings with representatives of the FBI's Cyber Division and its Washington (DC) Field Office, the Department of Justice's National Security Division, and U.S. Attorney's Offices, and it responded to a variety of requests for cooperation, but the FBI never requested access to the DNC's...
  • Another judicial dirty trick from Senate Republicans

    01/03/2017 11:09:16 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 56 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | January 03, 2017 | The Editorial Board
    One of 2016’s most spectacular examples of government dysfunction was the U.S. Senate’s outrageous refusal to consider President Obama’s nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to replace the late Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court. That dereliction of duty by the Republican majority not only denied a sitting president his constitutional prerogative to fill vacancies in the court (so that the appointment would go instead to a hoped-for Republican successor). It also prevented the court from resolving a handful of cases because of a 4-4 split and probably discouraged the justices from accepting other cases because of the possibility of a...
  • Can the Democrats Win Back Trump Voters?

    01/03/2017 11:00:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Newsweek ^ | January 3, 2017 | Neil Buchanan
    As we face the new year and the realities of politics in a post-Obama world, the Democrats understandably feel the need to act as if some things are still normal. That is, even if they suspect that Donald Trump and the Republicans will soon turn the U.S. into a one-party state in all but name, the Democrats need to avoid admitting as much—to themselves or anyone else—to prevent their fears from become a self-fulfilling prophecy. This means that, in the hope of being able to win elections in the future, Democrats are trying to think through the various reasons that...
  • With No Warning, House Republicans Vote to Gut Independent Ethics Office

    01/02/2017 8:33:01 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 64 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | 01/02/2017 | Eric Lipton
    WASHINGTON — House Republicans, overriding their top leaders, voted on Monday to significantly curtail the power of an independent ethics office set up in 2008 in the aftermath of corruption scandals that sent three members of Congress to jail. The move to effectively kill the Office of Congressional Ethics was not made public until late Monday, when Representative Robert W. Goodlatte, Republican of Virginia and chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, announced that the House Republican Conference had approved the change. There was no advance notice or debate on the measure. The surprising vote came on the eve of the...
  • Impeaching Trump (Moonbat Derangement Alert)

    01/01/2017 10:52:07 PM PST · by goldstategop · 111 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 01/01/2017 | Robert Kuttner
    Trump is far more of a menace than Nixon. Trump will commit impeachable offenses. There is no way to contain him other than removing him from office, before the damage to our democracy is irrevocable. The process of building the impeachment case needs to begin now.
  • Russians breach Vermont utility

    12/30/2016 8:13:46 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 111 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 30, 2016 | By Evelyn Rupert
    Russian hackers tied to recent cyberattacks on U.S. political organizations breached a Vermont utility, the Washington Post reported Friday. A code associated with the Russian hacking operation aimed at the U.S. presidential election, which the intelligence community has named “Grizzly Steppe,” was detected within the Vermont system. The Russians did not disrupt electrical operations, officials told the Post. According to the Burlington Free Press, the city-owned Burlington Electric was the target of the hack. Vermont Public Service Commissioner Christopher Recchia said malware was discovered on a laptop that was not connected to the grid's operations. "The grid is not in...
  • Be Careful What You Wish For. Impeach Trump And You Get Pence

    12/30/2016 4:49:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | December 30, 2016 | Earl Ofari Hutchinson
    Put this in the category of be careful what you wish for. The instant that Trump won the White House, the chatter about impeaching him has been non-stop. The reasons many legal scholars, ethics experts, and political analysts give boil down to this. He has business dealings with foreign governments, most notably Russia, his family management arrangement still presents business conflicts, his possible violation of the Emoluments Clause, which prohibits presidents from buying influence with federal officials or receiving special treatment, and influence peddling and gift taking from foreign governments. These are all sticky points that Trump hasn’t done much...
  • AFP corrects misleading story that suggested Russia tampered with US election vote

    12/30/2016 4:39:46 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 11 replies
    http://www.thisisinsider.com/afp-russia-hack-election-votes-2016-12 ^ | December 29, 2016 | Oliver Darcy business insider
    The Agence France-Presse on Thursday updated a misleading headline that suggested that Russia manipulated US vote totals on Election Day through hacking. "US sanctions Russia over vote hacking," read an AFP headline. The Obama administration leveled sanctions against Russia on Thursday for election-related hacking. But there is no evidence that Russian hackers broke into election systems to change vote totals. The White House and US intelligence agencies have only accused Moscow of hacking the Democratic National Committee and political operatives. The AFP later corrected its headline to read: "US punishes Russia over election hacks." An editor's note was not attached...
  • Here Are 10 Videos Of Michelle Obama Dancing To Get You Through 2017 (Barf alert!)

    12/29/2016 6:57:22 PM PST · by simpson96 · 26 replies
    Bustle ^ | 12/29/2016 | Kelly Tunney
    As President Obama's second term winds down, now is a great time to look back at all of the joy the Obama family has brought to the country. And at a time when we're facing a Donald Trump presidency, we can use all of the positive feelings we can get. So, what better way to look back at the Obamas' legacy than remembering all the times Michelle Obama mom-danced her way through her role as First Lady. During Barack's presidency, Michelle has been very active in supporting causes she believes in. She's encouraged healthy eating habits, promoted an active lifestyle...
  • HuffPost Warns: 'Some' Trump Voters Will Be 'Pissed' at Defunding Planned Parenthood

    12/26/2016 5:00:28 PM PST · by kevcol · 43 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | December 26, 2016 | Tim Graham
    “Senior politics reporter” Laura Bassett acts as the abortion conglomerate’s publicist in a December 21 story headlined “Some Trump Voters Will Be ‘Pissed Off As Hell’ If He Defunds Planned Parenthood.” Their evidence is focus groups paid for by Planned Parenthood itself in four states, and a Politico poll. Get a load of the “Trump voters” whose quotes are salted through this thinly disguised press release opposing a defunding bill:
  • More States Consider Working Around the Electoral College

    12/23/2016 12:33:48 PM PST · by mdittmar · 154 replies
    abcnews ^ | Dec 23, 2016, | susan haigh, associated press
    Frustrated after seeing another candidate secure the presidency without winning the national popular vote, mostly Democratic lawmakers in several capitols want their states to join a 10-year-old movement to work around the Electoral College. In states including Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Ohio and New Mexico, legislators have said they plan to introduce legislation that would require their state's Electoral College voters cast ballots for the presidential candidate who earns the most votes nationwide, regardless of the statewide results. "Every vote in this country should have equal weight. The Electoral College is a relic of a bygone era, and we need to change...
  • Norman Lear Sitcoms ‘All in the Family,’ ‘The Jeffersons’ Being Eyed by Sony for Reboots

    12/19/2016 2:30:15 PM PST · by Red Badger · 78 replies
    variety.com ^ | December 16, 2016 | 07:00PM PT | Senior TV Reporter Daniel Holloway
    Sony Pictures Television is in very early stages of rebooting several classic sitcoms from TV legend Norman Lear as miniseries — including “All in the Family,” “The Jeffersons,” and “Good Times” — Variety has learned exclusively. The idea currently being discussed by Lear and Sony executives would be to have new actors recreate classic episodes of the shows, working from the original scripts, and package them as short, six-episode anthologies. The scripts would be treated similar to plays being mounted in new productions. “There is some talk about doing some of the original shows, redoing them with today’s stars,” Lear...
  • Under threat in Washington, first lady's food legacy may live on elsewhere

    12/18/2016 1:19:50 PM PST · by ColdOne · 17 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 12/18/16 | reuters
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Michelle Obama will be ceding the title of first lady to Melania Trump next month, but she may hold for some time the other distinction she earned during her time in the White House: America's best known advocate for healthy food. The non-profit organization she helped create as first lady, Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA), where she is honorary chair, will continue its work convincing food companies to improve nutrition content and labeling of products, the group said. "Michelle Obama has been a tremendous leader in this space," said Larry Soler, president and chief executive...
  • Russia’s Hacks Followed Years of Paranoia Toward Hillary Clinton

    12/16/2016 8:24:50 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 88 replies
    Russia’s Hacks Followed Years of Paranoia Toward Hillary Clinton Max Fisher Hillary Clinton last month Washington. “It’s not just they didn’t like Clinton, but they actually thought that she represented a threat,” said Mark Galeotti, a Russia expert at the Institute of International Relations. Cliff Owen/Associated Press Russia’s unprecedented intervention in the United States election came amid more than United States-Russia tension and Donald J. Trump’s praise of Vladimir V. Putin, the Russian president. It also coincided with a growing belief, in Moscow, that Russia faced an imminent threat in Hillary Clinton’s candidacy. Mrs. Clinton is viewed in Moscow as...
  • Top spy office: Intel agencies won't brief Electoral College members on alleged Russian interference

    12/16/2016 7:53:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Politico ^ | December 16, 2016 | Tim Starks and Josh Gerstein
    Spy agencies will not brief members of the Electoral College on alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential race before the Dec. 19 vote, despite pleas from 70 electors, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence indicated today. "Recently, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence has received requests from Members of Congress, several electors of the Electoral College and the general public for additional information on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election," the office said in a statement. President Barack Obama has ordered a "deep dive" on that alleged Russian interference that will be completed before...
  • Celebrities urge electors not to vote for Trump

    12/15/2016 1:17:46 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 78 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 14, 2016 | By Jennifer Calfas
    A group of celebrities created a video to urge Electoral College members to cast their votes for someone other than President-elect Donald Trump on Monday. “You have the position, the authority, and the opportunity to go down in the books as an American hero who changed the course of history,” several celebrities say in turn. Unite for America, a group formed to try to prevent Trump from becoming president, created the video published Wednesday, which features actors Martin Sheen, Debra Messing and Bob Odenkrik, among others. . . . . .Despite media coverage, chatter and protests from a handful of...
  • We Are Hitting the Wall of Maximum Grabbing (Illustrates almost everything wrong with the Left)

    12/14/2016 5:47:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Nation ^ | December 14, 2016 | Naomi Klein
    I would like to pay my respects to the elders both past and present of the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation on whose land we gather tonight. Tonight I will be speaking about the need to change our cultural stories so that they cease to pit us against one another and the earth. And our greatest teachers in this process of transformation must be the Indigenous people who have kept their stories and practices of right relationship alive for tens of thousands of years. Thank you David Hirsch, for this tremendous honor, and thanks to the members of the...
  • Five Questions About Russia's Election Hacking (David Frum)

    12/12/2016 5:22:57 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 73 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | Dec. 12, 2016 | David Frum
    Five Questions About Russia's Election Hacking As the culpability of Putin’s government becomes more clear, a host of other issues remain unresolved. David Frum The evidence to support the CIA’s conclusion that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to help Donald Trump remains mostly secret. But the outline of the case is no mystery. Both Democratic and Republican Party servers were reportedly hacked by foreign agents, yet the Moscow-friendly folks at Wikileaks somehow only obtained the contents of Democratic servers. Meanwhile, Donald Trump ran a campaign that sometimes seemed almost designed to please Russian President Vladimir Putin. Trump lavishly praised...
  • Cadillac apologizes for casting call seeking actors for an ‘alt-right (neo-Nazi)’ role

    12/12/2016 2:35:46 AM PST · by csvset · 28 replies
    WAPO ^ | The Washington Post | Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
    General Motors was under fire this weekend after a casting call for Cadillac sought members of the controversial alt-right movement. According to an image of the casting call posted by the news agency Reuters and many, many others, the notice said an agency filming the ad was looking for "any and all real alt-right thinkers/believers." "This is a beautifully artistic spot that is capturing all walks of life of America," the casting call says, adding that it would be filmed later this month. "Standing together as a union. This is not meant to be offensive in anyway. Just a representation...
  • Google CFO Ruth Porat: Clinton Trash-Talked Because She's a Woman

    11/27/2016 5:56:04 PM PST · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 34 replies
    Fortune ^ | 10-19-16 | Valentina Zarya
    Ruth Porat is no stranger to being singled out because of her gender. During Google parent company Alphabet’s annual meeting this summer, the company’s financial chief faced blatant sexism from a shareholder who referred to her as “the lady CFO” while referring to a man, Alphabet corporate secretary David Drummond, by name. http://fortune.com/2016/10/19/fortune-mpw-ruth-porat/
  • Liberals are doubling down on 'comedy news'

    11/24/2016 11:27:47 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 11 replies
    NY Post ^ | 21 Nov 2016 | Kyle Smith
    There’s been a lot of discussion in the media whether the president-elect of the United States should be “normalized.” I’d say that point became moot when Donald Trump reached 270 electoral votes around 2 a.m. on Nov. 9. Here’s a more relevant question: When will the media stop normalizing the political musings of Jon Stewart, Larry Wilmore, Trevor Noah and all the other late-night comics? When will the leading news organizations stop mistaking court jesters for seasoned experts? Implicitly, the members of this crew boast of their lack of interest in understanding political issues every time they try to deflect...
  • Spike in hate crimes prompts special NY police unit (Barf)

    11/21/2016 4:04:57 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 42 replies
    CNN ^ | November 21, 2016 | By Amy La Porte
    (CNN)An "explosion" in hate crimes since Election Day has prompted the creation of a special police unit to fight the uptick in New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday. The announcement coincided with an address at Harlem's Abyssinian Baptist Church, where Cuomo called for an end to the divisiveness that has gripped the country. . . . . .Calling this kind of prejudice a "social poison [in] the fabric of our nation," the governor cited a number of recent incidents, including a scourge of swastika graffiti and the case of black freshmen at the University of Pennsylvania being sent pictures...
  • Donald Trump Won Because of Facebook

    11/09/2016 1:41:47 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 60 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | November 9, 2016 | Max Read
    A close and — to pundits, journalists, and Democrats — unexpected victory like Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s is always overdetermined, and no one particular thing pushed Trump over the edge on Tuesday night. His chosen party’s lately increasing openness to explicit white nationalism, the still-recent global-scale failure of the liberal economic consensus, the apparently deep-seated misogyny and racism of the American electorate, Hillary Clinton’s multiple shortcomings as a candidate, or even the last-minute intervention of FBI director James Comey might each have been, on its own, sufficient to hand the election to a man who is, by any reckoning,...
  • Vladimir Putin: Why He Fears A Hillary Clinton White House

    11/03/2016 6:30:09 AM PDT · by Strategy · 39 replies
    Newsweek ^ | November 3, 2016 | By Leah McGrath Goodman
    On June 4, 2013, at the verdant plantation-style Inn at Palmetto Bluff in Bluffton, South Carolina, Hillary Clinton spoke in strikingly ambitious terms of her plans for America's energy boom to a private audience in a speech for the global investment bank Goldman Sachs. "The energy revolution in the Untited States is just a gift," she said in one of three speeches that year for which the bank paid her $675,000. "We can have a North American energy system that will be unbelievably powerful. If we have enough of it, we can be exporting and supporting a lot of our...
  • Donald Trump Reveals Evangelical Rifts That Could Shape Politics for Years

    10/18/2016 5:29:58 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 43 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 10/17/16 | Laurie Goodstein
    When Jen Hatmaker speaks to stadiums full of Christian women, she regales them with stories about her five children and her garden back in Austin, Tex. — and stays away from politics. But recently she took to Facebook and Instagram to blast Donald J. Trump as a “national disgrace,” and remind her legions of followers that there are other names on the ballot in November. “Trump has consistently normalized violence, sexual deviance, bigotry and hate speech,” she said in an email interview. “I wouldn’t accept this from my seventh-grade son, much less from a potential leader of the free world.”...
  • Bill Clinton Says ‘Make America Great Again’ Is Just A Racist Dog Whistle

    09/07/2016 9:02:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | September 7, 2016 | Sam Levine, Associate politics editor
    “If you’re a white Southerner, you know exactly what it means.” Former President Bill Clinton on Wednesday said Donald Trump’s campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again,” is a racist dog whistle. “I’m actually old enough to remember the good old days, and they weren’t all that good in many ways,” Clinton said at a rally in Orlando. “That message where ‘I’ll give you America great again’ is if you’re a white Southerner, you know exactly what it means, don’t you?” “What it means is ‘I’ll give you an economy you had 50 years ago, and I’ll move you back up...
  • ‘SHUT IT DOWN’: Reuters cuts only news video feed as black pastor thanks Trump

    09/04/2016 6:08:49 AM PDT · by Kyle Olson · 96 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | 9/4/2016 | Kyle Olson
    Reuters was reportedly the only news service to be providing video coverage of Donald Trump’s visit to a Detroit church on Saturday, and a mystery voice could be overheard ordering someone to “shut down” the feed before the event had concluded. Bishop Wayne T. Jackson was presenting Trump with a prayer shawl and two Bibles when a hushed voice off camera could be heard saying, “I’m shooting this, I don’t care what…” Moments later, the same voice said “Shut this down?” “Shut it, yeah,” another voice said.
  • Can Republicans Rock Cleveland?

    07/19/2016 4:29:03 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 17 replies
    NY Times ^ | JULY 19, 2016 | Emma Roller
    THE Republican Party is really trying to sell us on the rock ’n’ roll theme of this year’s convention... (Cleveland) It is also the home of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which is on point with an exhibit, “Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics,” about the intersection of rock and politics... Max Espinosa, the exhibit’s curator, admitted that the biggest challenge of putting it together was reconciling the fact that many of the featured musicians don’t like the Republican Party’s agenda. “Rock and roll is a lefty medium,” he said... ...a Frank Zappa quote: “Rock music was...
  • Editorial: Weakness of gun laws goes on display in Cleveland

    07/15/2016 5:23:18 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 27 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 15 july 2016
    On the streets outside a national political convention, citizens should have the right to give thundering voice to issues they care about. But how free will any protesters feel to shout out their minds at the Republican National Convention next week if others who disagree take advantage of Ohio’s lax laws to tote powerful weapons outside the hall? Although many protesters no doubt will show up in Cleveland, we wonder how many will quietly stay home, unnerved at the thought of marching amid so much firepower. The chilling effect is a problem cropping up even at local community meetings across...
  • F.D.I.C. Sues Neil Bush And Others at Silverado (1990 Flashback)

    03/08/2016 12:38:55 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 9 replies
    NY Times ^ | 9/22/1990 | STEPHEN LABATON,
    Federal regulators today sued Neil M. Bush, the President's son, and other directors, officers and lawyers of a defunct Denver savings and loan association, saying their ''gross negligence'' had led to a collapse that could cost taxpayers more than $1 billion. In a lawsuit filed in Federal District Court in Denver, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation stopped short of charging fraud. But it said that in the three years Mr. Bush was a director of the Silverado Banking, Savings and Loan Association, he violated conflict-of-interest regulations and failed to act to stop the institution from making improper loans, and in...
  • Don't Let Trump's Antics Distract You From Cruz's Unwavering Extremist Agenda

    03/07/2016 4:45:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Esquire ^ | March 6, 2016 | Charles P. Pierce
    One is theater. The other is terrifyingly real.​ FLINT, MICHIGAN--This is something that He, Trump said on Saturday night. I mention it because I think it marks a severe downturn in He, Trump's campaign. He prospered as a vulgar talking yam. Then, he became the most boring person on earth--the endless bore in the clubhouse bar who talks you through his entire round. "I hit a ball 280 yards. Stand up! Do I hit good? Do I hit it long? Is Trump strong? I simply held up the hands. They're fairly large, actually." First of all, I don't believe He,...
  • Chemical Weapons Found in Iraq Were Not Those Used to Justify Invasion

    02/15/2016 3:45:55 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 59 replies
    The New American ^ | 15 October 2014 | Warren Mass
    U.S. troops and U.S.-trained Iraqi forces uncovered about 5,000 chemical weapons in Iraq between 2004 and 2011 and soldiers were injured by these weapons in six instances. However, the weapons had not been manufactured during an active, ongoing chemical weapons program, which the Bush administration cited as justification for the 2003 invasion of Iraq.Details of the discovery of these weapons were published by the New York Times on October 14, in a lengthy, 9,000-word report written by former Marine Corps officer and veteran journalist C.J. Chivers.Despite injuries to our troops, the U.S. government withheld information about the discovery of the...
  • ANALYSIS: No, Hillary Clinton Did Not Commit a Crime ... at Least Based on What We Know Today

    02/01/2016 2:44:25 AM PST · by Zakeet · 79 replies
    ABC News ^ | February 1, 2016 | Dan Abrams
    It's critical to start by separating foolish and even potentially shady behavior from criminal. It should be clear to any objective observer that it was an enormous error for Clinton to use a homemade server for all of her emails while she was in a position that regularly handles and assesses the most sensitive of government secrets. She had admitted as much (although now she appears to be backtracking from that initial mea culpa). It is also indisputable that it was neither a crime nor even a violation of State Department procedure for Clinton to have used personal email for...
  • Hillary Clinton deserves Democratic nomination (BARF!)

    01/25/2016 1:08:47 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 33 replies
    America looks different in 2016 than it did the last time Hillary Clinton ran for president: The economy has come out of free fall, the military has left the quagmire of the Iraq war, barriers to equality have toppled, and universal access to health care has become a reality. Tumultuous as they’ve been, the Barack Obama years have proved transformative — and the priority for Democratic voters should be to protect, consolidate, and extend those gains.
  • The Standard of Excellence ("The Media Died" when MSNBC Fired Keith Olbermann)

    01/18/2016 3:42:04 PM PST · by presidio9 · 40 replies
    Washington Monthly ^ | January 10, 2016 | D.R. Tucker
    It was, perhaps, the day the media died. Next week marks the fifth anniversary of the bitter night-January 21, 2011-when progressive Americans, and indeed Americans of all political persuasions who value honor, truth, respect, intelligence and decency, were shocked to learn that MSNBC had decided to end Countdown with Keith Olbermann, perhaps the single best news program ever to air on cable television in the United States. The abrupt cancellation of Countdown was a victory for the dishonest political forces Olbermann had forcefully condemned during his nearly eight-year run-and a demoralizing defeat for democracy. Things just haven't been the same...
  • 10 reasons that Goldman Sachs loan is a nightmare for Ted Cruz

    01/14/2016 9:22:14 PM PST · by GilGil · 51 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 01/14/2016 | Jennifer Rubin
    1. He is still indebted to Goldman. (“As for the Goldman Sachs loan, it remains outstanding, though the balance has been reduced to between $50,000 and $100,000.”) Goldman, among other things, employs hundreds of workers on H-1B visas. Cruz used to advocate a huge increase in the number of H-1B visas, without, of course, saying he was on the hook to Goldman. Now, of course, Cruz wants to end H-1B visas. Maybe he should have taken out a loan from a bank that employed more Americans. 2. He didn’t simply “forget” to file the disclosure; he made up a self-reverential...
  • Public College Professor: Terrorists Are 90% White Christian Conservatives [VIDEO]

    01/13/2016 12:00:50 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 50 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | January 12, 2016 | Blake Neff
    A newly-released video shows a professor at the University of California, Merced (UC-Merced) teaching his students that 90 percent of terrorist attacks in America are conducted by white men who are "religiously motivated and politically conservative." WATCHThe video, recorded in October, was released by The College Fix. It shows professor Ross Avila lecturing his "Introduction to Psychology" class on the topic of heuristics, mental shortcuts people use when trying to assess information or solve problems. To illustrate his point, Avila said that most Americans assume Muslims are the country's largest terror threat because they haven't thought about the matter systematically....
  • How Hillary Clinton Went Undercover to Examine Race in Education

    12/27/2015 10:50:54 AM PST · by Timpanagos1 · 42 replies
    New York Times ^ | 12/27/15 | AMY CHOZICK
    DOTHAN, Ala. — On a humid summer day in 1972, Hillary Rodham walked into this town’s new private academy, a couple of cinder-block classrooms erected hurriedly amid fields of farmland, and pretended to be someone else. Playing down her flat Chicago accent, she told the school’s guidance counselor that her husband had just taken a job in Dothan, that they were a churchgoing family and that they were looking for a school for their son