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  • Trump says Cuomo is having a ‘total meltdown’

    08/16/2018 6:08:19 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 19 replies
    NYPost ^ | August 14, 2018
    President Trump mocked Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday for saying America “was never that great.” “ ‘WE’RE NOT GOING TO MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN, IT WAS NEVER THAT GREAT.’ Can you believe this is the Governor of the Highest Taxed State in the U.S., Andrew Cuomo, having a total meltdown!” Trump tweeted in the wake of Cuomo’s gaffe. Cuomo tweeted back at Trump 25 minutes later: “What you say would be `great again’ would not be great at all.” “We will not go back to discrimination, segregation, sexism, isolationism, racism or the KKK,” Cuomo continued. “Like NY’s motto says: Excelsior...
  • Elizabeth Warren's Accountable Capitalism Act would force companies to look beyond shareholders

    08/16/2018 5:46:35 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 22 replies
    WSJ ^ | August 15, 2018 | Brittany De Lea
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat from Massachusetts, introduced legislation on Wednesday that intends to completely upend the idea that companies are only accountable to shareholders. The Accountable Capitalism Act, as the measure is called, would require corporations with more than $1 billion in annual revenue to get a federal charter of corporate citizenship, which would give it fiduciary responsibilities beyond maximizing shareholder value. As noted by Vox, the senator essentially wants to require corporations to have the same responsibilities under the social contract as the average U.S. citizen. clip A host of experts, however, are taking issue with some of...
  • Weekly Standard Founder Bill Kristol Caught Up in Spygate Scandal and Linked to Peter Strzok

    08/16/2018 5:46:35 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 24 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 8/16/18 | Jim Hoft
    Oh, how the mighty have fallen. Bill Kristol, from the Weekly Standard, went from a leading conservative voice and Obama critic to a Trump hater who worked with Obama to derail the Trump Campaign. Kristol fell so far that he started pushing the Trump – Russia dossier at the same time as John Brennan and the Obama team. Kristol went from leading conservative voice to being the leader of the anti-Trump “conservative” movement in a matter of a few years. Kristol and The Weekly Standard published articles smearing The Gateway Pundit for supporting the Republican Presidential candidate.
  • Nancy Pelosi Wants to Be House Speaker Again to Provide ‘Check and Balance on the President

    08/16/2018 5:37:31 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 5 replies
    brietbart ^ | 08/15/2018 | Penny Starr
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) told the Chicago Tribune editorial board on Tuesday that Democrats need to take back the Chamber in November’s midterm elections so she may be restored as speaker of the House to provide “a check and balance” on President Donald Trump. Although Pelosi did not credit Trump for any of the many accomplishments of his short tenure as president, including — in the board’s words — his role in the economy, which is now “roaring.” The article also noted her stance seems to ignore “joblessness at a record low for Hispanics and near a record...
  • The RULING OLIGARCHY is apoplectic about Brennan losing his security clearance

    08/16/2018 4:57:04 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 10 replies
    The OLIGARCHY don't like their perks and privileges touched! Their little tricks are being removed. Remember how James Comey could pass information to his buddy at Columbia without any legal reprisal? That's because his buddy, as a former FBI employee, had clearance to see it. And then it was passed on to the New York Times. The media-government complex feed each other information. If that dries up, how can they destroy republicans??
  • Andrea Mitchell: Trump’s Cancellation of Brennan Clearance Could be “Obstruction of Justice”

    08/16/2018 4:40:37 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 85 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Can doing something you have the legal right to do nevertheless constitute a crime? Yes . . . according to Andrea Mitchell. On today’s Morning Joe, just moments after acknowledging that President Trump “has the legal right” to have canceled John Brennan’s security clearance, Mitchell continued: “Arguably, some people will say, and I’m not a lawyer, but I’m certain that Mueller is looking into this, that this could be another issue of potential obstruction of justice. Whether it is of criminal import or not, it certainly is a question.”Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • American Airlines kicks 'intoxicated' 'F**k Donald Trump' rapper YG off one of its flights

    08/16/2018 4:18:22 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    Rapper YG took to Instagram after American Airlines kicked him off his flight for allegedly being too drunk. The artist claimed the airline was being discriminatory and racist.... .....YG is the latest name in a long list of rappers who have had problems with American Airlines, including Rich The Kid, Joey Bada$ and Offset, to name a few. YG drew media attention when he had 20,000 people screaming obscenities at President Donald Trump at Coachella earlier this year. He riled up the crowd calling for riots and the assassination of the US President. The song FDT was a three-minute rant...
  • ‘I’m Not a Racist, But...’: Sweden Faces Historic Upset in Election

    08/16/2018 12:18:28 AM PDT · by aquila48 · 27 replies
    BloombergQuint ^ | August 14, 2018 | Amanda Billner
    Viking rock music and whole pigs roasting on spits drew thousands of Swedes to a festival hosted by nationalists poised to deliver their country’s biggest political upheaval in a century. ..... The Sweden Democrats have been led since 2005 by a clean-cut and bespectacled man, Jimmie Akesson. He’s gentrified a party that traces its roots back to the country’s neo-Nazi, white supremacist fringe. Some polls now show the group may become the biggest in Sweden’s parliament after general elections on Sept. 9. Such an outcome would end 100 years of Social Democratic dominance. For Sweden, a tipping point was the...
  • Sanders: I'm Declining Dem Nomination and Running as an Independent

    08/15/2018 9:54:01 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 47 replies
    On Tuesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “All In,” Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) stated that, despite winning the Democratic primary, he will run for re-election in 2018 as an Independent. Sanders said, “I have always run as an Independent, and that’s what I will do. And I think people in Vermont understand that. We have a very good relationship with the Democratic Party. I suspect that this coming campaign we’ll be putting more money — our campaign will be putting more money into the Vermont Democratic Party than anybody else and supporting a whole lot of good Democratic candidates.” Host Ali Velshi...
  • Ed Henry presses Katrina Pierson over recorded Omarosa call

    08/15/2018 7:42:36 PM PDT · by lionstar · 25 replies
    YouTube ^ | Aug 15, 2018 | Fox News
    Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman claims new audio shows Trump campaign staffers discussing racial slur.
  • New Texts Reveal Steele Anxious Over Comey Testimony, Hopes “Firewalls Will Hold”

    In March, 2017, two days before former FBI Director James Comey testified to lawmakers that the bureau had an open counterintelligence investigation into President Trump’s campaign, former British spy Christopher Steele sent an urgent message to Department of Justice official Bruce Ohr hoping that “important firewalls will hold” when Comey testified. The text message from Steele, who compiled the infamous unverified dossier on Trump, was sent on March 18, 2017, to Ohr and obtained by SaraACarter.com from a government source, familiar with the ongoing investigation.
  • !Trump Approval Ratings with Black Voters Soars to New All-Time High at 36%

    08/15/2018 6:48:57 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 82 replies
    GP ^ | August15,2018 | Jim Hoff
    The liberal mainstream media likes to paint President Trump as a racist every time he criticizes ANY person of color. Now we know why. President Trump’s approval rating with African Americans hit 31% on Monday. This is a HISTORIC NUMBER! And today Trump’s approval with African Americans “>jumped again… to 36% The president’s approval is up 19 points since last year at this time. In the last ten presidential election cycles the highest black vote share for a Republican was 12% for Bob Dole in 1996. If Donald Trump captured 25 percent of the African American vote he would win...
  • Kuhner's Corner: Warren’s "Deplorables" Moment

    08/15/2018 6:29:13 PM PDT · by taildragger · 3 replies
    WRKO Radio Webpage, Kuhner's Corner ^ | Aug 15, 2018 | Jeff Kuhner
    <p>Elizabeth Warren is an extremist. And everyone now knows it.</p> <p>The liberal firebrand recently spoke out at historically black Dillard University in New Orleans. She said “the hard truth about our criminal justice system: It’s racist … I mean front to back.”</p>
  • Bannon’s New Group Issues a Midterm Plea: Save Trump

    08/15/2018 5:00:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The New York Times ^ | August 15, 2018 | Maggie Haberman and Jeremy W. Peters
    Stephen K. Bannon, the former White House chief strategist, is forming a group to try to sell voters on a midterm message that they should support Republicans to defend the Trump agenda and save the president from impeachment. The group, Citizens of the American Republic, is Mr. Bannon’s new vehicle after he was pushed out of the White House last summer and then parted ways with the conservative website Breitbart. Mr. Bannon declined to describe his donors or how much money the group has raised. One person close to the group said that Rebekah Mercer, the hedge fund billionaire who...
  • The 2018 elections: Will it be a Blue Wave or a Red Ripple?

    08/15/2018 3:51:51 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 38 replies
    NJ.com ^ | August 12,2018 | Mulshine
    Actually, one guy did. That's Bergen County pollster Raghavan Mayur. I called Mayur to get his view on how the Congressional elections will turn out this year. It's tough to predict, he said, because this isn't one race. It's 435 individual House races and 35 individual Senate races. Traditionally, the party holding the White House loses an average of 30 House and four Senate seats in a midterm. That makes this an uphill battle for the Republicans, but "This is going to be a good fight," Mayur said. The Democrats still haven't come to terms with the way in which...
  • James Clapper Whines About Trump Revoking Security Clearances

    08/15/2018 3:11:38 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 49 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 15, 2018 | Katie Pavlich
    Press Secretary Sarah Sanders announced from the daily briefing Wednesday afternoon President Trump has revoked the security clearance of former CIA director John Brennan and is considering doing the same for other politically motivated, former officials. "I have also begun to review the more general question of the access to classified information by former government officials," Sanders said on behalf of President Trump. "As part of this review, I am evaluating action with respect to the following individuals: James Clapper, James Comey, Michael Hayden, Sally Yates, Susan Rice, Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, and Bruce Ohr. Security clearances...
  • "Christine" Hallquist: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

    08/15/2018 2:58:06 PM PDT · by libh8er · 51 replies
    Hallquist married a woman named Pat, and had three children, whom they raised in Vermont. She confided to Pat that she felt like a woman trapped in a man’s body — but she also promised Pat that she would not reveal that to the world. She eventually changed her mind, after struggling with a bout of intense depression that convinced her to transition to living as a woman.
  • New Texts Reveal Steele Anxious Over Comey Testimony, Hopes “Firewalls Will Hold”

    08/15/2018 2:51:28 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 33 replies
    saraacarter.com ^ | August 15, 2018 | 4:37 PM EDT | Sara Carter
    Newly released text messages between Steele and Ohr before Comey's congressional testimony raise questions In March, 2017, two days before former FBI Director James Comey testified to lawmakers that the bureau had an open counterintelligence investigation into President Trump’s campaign, former British spy Christopher Steele sent an urgent message to Department of Justice official Bruce Ohr hoping that “important firewalls will hold” when Comey testified. The text message from Steele, who compiled the infamous unverified dossier on Trump, was sent on March 18, 2017, to Ohr and obtained by SaraACarter.com from a government source, familiar with the ongoing investigation. Ohr...
  • Congratulations to Leah Vukmir of Wisconsin on your great win last night. You beat a very tough...

    08/15/2018 2:38:55 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 32 replies
    Real Donald Trump Twitter ^ | August 15, 2018 | President Donald Trump
    Congratulations to Leah Vukmir of Wisconsin on your great win last night. You beat a very tough and good competitor and will make a fantastic Senator after winning in November against someone who has done very little. You have my complete and total Endorsement! 8:54 AM - 15 Aug 2018
  • Chelsea Clinton: Legalized Abortion Has Added $3.5 Trillion to the Economy

    08/15/2018 2:21:08 PM PDT · by ncfool · 67 replies
    PJ Media ^ | August 15, 2018 | John Ellis
    No one can accuse the Clintons of failing to prioritize profit over ethics. Giving a gross demonstration of this familial trait, Chelsea Clinton applauded abortion by claiming that the Roe v. Wade decision has added three and a half trillion dollars to the economy. Pro-life people have been aware of this for a long time, but it's nice, I guess, to see the other side admit, from their perspective, that there is a price point that justifies killing babies. In a speech given at "Rise Up for Roe," an event aimed at expressing feminist displeasure with the nomination of Brett...