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  • ‘Antifa’ Grows as Left-Wing Faction Set to, Literally, Fight the Far Right

    08/17/2017 9:38:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The New York Times ^ | August 17, 2017 | Thomas Fuller, Alan Feuer and Serge F. Kovaleski
    OAKLAND, Calif. — Last weekend, when a 27-year-old bike messenger showed up at the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Va., he came ready for battle. He joined a human chain that stretched in front of Emancipation Park and linked his arms with others, blocking waves of white supremacists — some of them in full Nazi regalia — from entering. “As soon as they got close,” said the young man, who declined to give his real name and goes by Frank Sabaté after the famous Spanish anarchist, “they started swinging clubs, fists, shields. I’m not embarrassed to say that we...
  • Democratic congressman to introduce articles of impeachmen

    08/17/2017 8:11:32 PM PDT · by Innovative · 22 replies
    CBSNews ^ | Aug. 17, 2017 | Reuters
    Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tennessee, announced Thursday that he plans to introduce articles of impeachment against President Trump. Cohen cited potential obstruction of justice and violations of the Constitution's Foreign Emoluments Clause as the reasons for impeachment while also addressing his own strong moral opposition to the president's words and actions relating to the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend.
  • Art of the Deal co-author predicts Donald Trump is about to resign <b>BIG TIME BARF ALERT</B>

    08/17/2017 7:20:30 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 41 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 8/17/17 | Maya Oppenheim
    The co-author of Donald Trump’s memoir The Art of the Deal has predicted the US President is going to resign by autumn if not sooner. Tony Schwartz, who claims to have ghostwritten the 1987 best-selling business book, argued Mr Trump is on the brink of stepping down and said he would be shocked if his presidency lasts until the end of the year. Related Searches Tony Schwartz And Donald TrumpWill Trump Resign SoonWill Trump Resign Mr Schwartz, who has been a vocal critic of President Trump and spent 18 months interviewing and shadowing him in the 1980's, suggested he would...
  • Trump Is Just Six Senate Votes Away From Impeachment

    08/17/2017 7:08:02 PM PDT · by blueyon · 143 replies
    newsweek ^ | Aug 17, 2017 | Elaine C. Kamarck
    At some point in 2019 (if not sooner) a Republican Senator may walk into the Oval Office and say to President Trump: “Mr. President, we don’t have the votes,” at which point the Trump presidency will end in a resignation or a conviction in the Senate. This scenario actually occurred forty-three years ago this summer when Republican Senator Barry Goldwater walked into the Oval Office and told Republican President Richard Nixon that they didn’t have the votes in the Senate to save his presidency.
  • Trump Lacks Stability and Competence for Job, Corker Says

    View at link https://www.arcamax.com/politics/politicalnews/s-1988593
  • Kentucky shows why Democrats need a new message to attract moderate voters

    08/17/2017 6:29:07 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 14 replies
    Pally.com ^ | August 17,2017 | Salena Zito
    In truth, she didn’t — her party did. The Democratic Party has suffered broadly in the middle of the country in the last few years, largely on the backs of its pull left under the presidency of Barack Obama. Though progressivism fit well for Democrats in urban areas, it fell flat and was widely rejected in places like Madison County. It is not that voters liked or loved Republicans or found them more virtuous; it is that they found Democrats less aligned with their values, more likely to look down their noses at them, and not at all interested in...
  • Wasserman Schultz' ex-IT aide indicted on 4 counts

    08/17/2017 5:51:36 PM PDT · by Magnatron · 86 replies
    Fox News ^ | 17 Aug 17
    Imran Awan, a former IT aide for Democratic Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, was indicted Thursday on four counts including bank fraud and making false statements.
  • Study What General Pershing Did To Terrorists When Caught

    08/17/2017 4:58:47 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 38 replies
    President Trump viaTwitter ^ | 08/17/17 | President Trump
    Study what General Pershing of the United States did to terrorists when caught. There was no more Radical Islamic Terror for 35 years! -President Trump
  • Filmmaker Michael Moore says Trump will 'get us all killed'

    08/17/2017 4:45:27 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 33 replies
    August 17, 2017 / 11:01 PM / 42 minutes ago Filmmaker Michael Moore says Trump will 'get us all killed' Alicia Powell 3 Min Read NEW YORK (Reuters) - Documentary filmmaker Michael Moore is trading screen time for the stage in a one-man show now on Broadway that is a call to action over the current state of U.S. politics. The show, "The Terms of My Surrender," uses Moore's satirical brand of humor to target U.S. President Donald Trump and encourage liberals to turn resentment over Trump and the Republican political agenda into actual resistance. "This guy's going to get...
  • Blitzer: There Will Be Questions About Whether Barcelona Attack Is ‘A Copycat Version’

    08/17/2017 4:25:29 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 Aug 2017 | IAN HANCHETT
    (Full title) Blitzer: There Will Be Questions About Whether Barcelona Attack Is ‘A Copycat Version’ of Charlottesville Attack On Thursday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Wolf,” anchor Wolf Blitzer stated that there will be questions about whether the Barcelona terror attack was a copycat of the Charlottesville, Virginia car attack. CNN Chief National Security Correspondent Jim Scuitto said, “[I]n light of the uproar over the last several days, five days apart, you have white supremacists in Charlottesville use a vehicle to kill, and here you have — attackers at least following the modus operandi of terrorists using vehicles, apparently to kill as...
  • DOJ Demands Files On Anti-Trump Activists, And A Web Hosting Company Resists

    08/17/2017 4:11:23 PM PDT · by EarlyBird · 40 replies
    NPR ^ | August 15, 2017 | Laurel Wamsley
    At the intersection where protections against unreasonable search and seizure meet the rights to free speech and association, there is now a web hosting company called DreamHost. The California-based company is resisting a Department of Justice warrant that demands it hand over all files related to DisruptJ20.org, a website created by one of its customers to plan and announce actions intended to interrupt President Trump's inauguration. In D.C., Group Of Protesters Breaks Windows; Police Use Pepper Spray THE TWO-WAY In D.C., Group Of Protesters Breaks Windows; Police Use Pepper Spray Inauguration Day protests in Washington, D.C., turned violent; 230 people...
  • Seattle mayor requests removal of Lenin, Confederate statues

    08/17/2017 4:11:16 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 33 replies
    Seattle Mayor Ed Murray expressed his displeasure in a Confederate statue Lake View Cemetery on Wednesday. Now, on Thursday, he’s officially asking for its removal. That and the removal of the Lenin statue in Fremont. RANTZ: Murray should mind his own business See his entire statement: “In the last few days, Seattleites have expressed concerns and frustration over symbols of hate, racism and violence that exist in our city. Not only do these kinds of symbols represent historic injustices, their existence causes pain among those who themselves or whose family members have been impacted by these atrocities. We should remove...
  • Let President Trump Do His Job

    08/17/2017 3:58:06 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 2 replies
    Youtube ^ | 08/13/17
    AD CITES MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS, INCLUDING JOBS, THE ECONOMY AND MILITARY STRENGTH EXCORIATES MEDIA “ATTACKING OUR PRESIDENT” AND “POLITICIANS STANDING IN THE WAY”  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vptm8IvmPck
  • Native Americans attacked the USA. Should N.A. reservations, monuments, statues be destroyed?

    Native American warriors attacked and butchered American troops and innocent American men, women and children. They owned slaves long before Columbus.
  • Mayor Orders Removal of Wisconsin Confederate Memorial

    08/17/2017 3:44:22 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 115 replies
    Caledonia Patch ^ | August 17, 2017 | Scott Anderson
    Wisconsin is quietly home to America's northernmost Confederate cemetery. On Thursday, Madison Mayor Paul Soglin ordered it taken down. MADISON, WI — As public officials across the country grapple with calls to take down Civil War statues erected in honor of the Confederacy's military history, the Mayor of Madison, Wis. has ordered the removal of the state's lone memorial to fallen Confederate soldiers. About 140 Confederate soldiers died at Camp Randall during the Civil War as prisoners of war, and their graves were honored in the "Confederate Rest Cemetery" within the Forest Hill Cemetery. Soglin stated he ordered staff to...
  • Apple Donates $1 Million to SPLC, Claims Trump Equated ‘Nazis and Those Who Oppose Them’

    08/17/2017 3:43:24 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 65 replies
    CNS News ^ | 08/17/2017 | Gage Cohen
    In a memo to employees of Apple, Inc., CEO Tim Cook announced that the tech giant would be donating $1 million each to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and Anti-Defamation League (ADL), matching donations by employees “two-for-one,” and allowing iTunes users to directly support “the work of the SPLC.” “I believe Apple has led by example, and we’re going to keep doing that,” said Cook. “We have always welcomed people from every walk of life to our stores around the world and showed them that Apple is inclusive of everyone.” “In the wake of the tragic and repulsive events...
  • Stonewall Jackson's great-great-grandsons call for statue of their ancestor to be taken down

    08/17/2017 3:18:07 PM PDT · by ZagFan · 46 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8-17-2017
    The great-great-grandsons of Thomas 'Stonewall' Jackson said the monument to the legendary Confederate general and others in Virginia's capital city were constructed as symbols of white supremacy and should be taken down. They added: 'While we are not ashamed of our great great grandfather, we are ashamed to benefit from white supremacy while our black family and friends suffer. We are ashamed of the monument.'
  • AP FACT CHECK: Viral photo doesn't show 'antifa' beating cop

    08/17/2017 3:12:02 PM PDT · by FourtySeven · 20 replies
    MSN ^ | 17 Aug 2017 | AP
    A widely spread photo that appears to show an anti-fascist activist beating a police officer is a doctored image. The image showing a man wielding a club and wearing an "antifa" jacket while standing over a downed officer was widely shared after the deadly violence at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. The image has been circulating for several months among those opposed to the antifa movement, which is comprised of far-left-leaning militant groups that resist neo-Nazis and white supremacists.
  • Donald Trump has no grasp of what it means to be president

    08/17/2017 3:04:08 PM PDT · by detective · 53 replies
    The Economist ^ | Aug 19th 2017
    DEFENDERS of President Donald Trump offer two arguments in his favour—that he is a businessman who will curb the excesses of the state; and that he will help America stand tall again by demolishing the politically correct taboos of left-leaning, establishment elites. From the start, these arguments looked like wishful thinking. After Mr Trump’s press conference in New York on August 15th they lie in ruins. The unscripted remarks were his third attempt to deal with violent clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend (see article). In them the president stepped back from Monday’s—scripted—condemnation of the white supremacists who had...
  • Rohrabacher meeting WikiLeaks’ Assange: We talked about ‘what might be necessary to get him out’

    08/17/2017 3:03:56 PM PDT · by dennisw · 13 replies
    latimes ^ | AUG. 17, 2017 | Christine Mai-Duc
    Far-right blogger and provocateur Chuck C. Johnson said on Thursday that he helped arrange a highly unusual meeting between Orange County GOP Rep. Dana Rohrabacher and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange this week. Rohrabacher said in a statement that he plans to bring information to President Trump from the three-hour meeting, which took place Wednesday in London at the Ecuadorian Embassy, where Assange has been living in asylum since 2012. He would not detail that information to The Times, but in an interview Thursday morning with the Daily Caller, Rohrabacher was more explicit, saying he and Assange talked about “what might...