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  • JUST MINUTES AFTER NEW DNC CHAIR CHOSEN…Wikileaks Exposes Him...

    02/25/2017 5:19:57 PM PST · by Mechanicos · 128 replies
    100% FED Up ^ | Feb 25, 2017 | 100% FED Up
    Thank you Wikileaks! Just 18 minutes after a new DNC chair was chosen, Wikileaks tweeted out a link to emails exposing Tom Perez for sabotaging Bernie Sanders during the 2016 campaign. Bernie Sanders supporters took to twitter to protest with the hashtag: #Demexit :
  • Christie to lawmakers avoiding town halls: Go do your job

    02/26/2017 6:22:41 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Cable News Network ^ | 1:54 PM ET, Sun February 26, 2017 | Eric Bradner
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says Republican lawmakers should hold town halls even if that means confronting hundreds of angry progressive constituents. “Welcome to the real world of responsibility,” Christie told CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union” Sunday. The governor’s comments come after a week in which massive crowds turned up at GOP town halls to protest President Donald Trump and Republicans’ efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act. …
  • White House Blocks NYT, CNN And Other Outlets From Press Briefing

    02/26/2017 6:20:14 PM PST · by ReformedMedia · 21 replies
    The Washington Standard ^ | 02-26-2017 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    The White House blocked several mainstream media outlets from a press gaggle Friday with press secretary Sean Spicer. CNN, The New York Times, Politico, Buzzfeed and the Los Angeles Times were not allowed to attend the gaggle, which replaced Spicer’s daily briefing. Reporters from those outlets were surprised when White House aides denied them entrance to the gaggle, reports The New York Times. Incensed reporters quickly tweeted out the news, and several outlets boycotted the gaggle in protest. A partial list of outlets that were allowed to intend include The Wall Street Journal, CBS, NBC, ABC, Bloomberg, Fox News, Breitbart,...
  • [Calif.] Democratic leaders silence Nguyen, stir up old conflict

    02/26/2017 4:47:30 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 31 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | Feb 26 2017 | Dan Walters
    The state Senate’s Democratic leaders blew it badly Thursday when they forcibly prevented Republican Sen. Janet Nguyen, a refugee from Vietnam, from criticizing the late Tom Hayden. Earlier in the week, senators took turns lionizing Hayden, who served in the Senate, as a visionary progressive. Nguyen purposely waited two days before arising to present, first in Vietnamese and then in English, an alternative view of Hayden’s leadership of the antiwar movement in the 1960s and 1970s. Hayden not only opposed the Vietnam War as wrongheaded – a position shared by millions of Americans – but, with his then-wife, actress Jane...
  • These Iowans voted for Trump. Many of them are already disappointed.

    02/26/2017 4:43:56 PM PST · by SMGFan · 47 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 26, 2017
    Tom Godat, a union electrician who has always voted for Democrats, cast his ballot for Donald Trump last year as “the lesser of two evils” compared to Hillary Clinton. He’s already a little embarrassed about it. There’s a lot that Godat likes about President Trump, especially his pledge to make the country great again by ignoring lobbyists, challenging both political parties and increasing the number of good-paying jobs.
  • Melania and Ivanka's plastic feminism cover up Trump's misogyny (Docile and Compliant Women!)

    02/26/2017 4:36:06 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 77 replies
    CNN ^ | 2-23-2017 | Jill Filipovic
    In his press conference last week, in which President Trump ranted and raved that he wasn't ranting and raving, he answered a question about his wife, Melania. "That's what I call a very nice question," he said, apparently relieved to stop talking about his own policies, before saying the first lady feels very strongly about "women's issues" and "women's difficulties." Trump didn't specify what these "issues" and "difficulties" might be. One presumes that, despite the phrasing, he probably meant things like equal pay and health care, and not what old men usually mean when they cryptically speak about our "difficulties."...
  • Michelle Bernard on Trump Presidency: ‘You Can’t Help But Think’ Slavery Is Coming Back

    02/26/2017 3:30:58 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 99 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Feb 2017 | TRENT BAKER
    During a Saturday discussion on MSNBC about President Donald Trump’s presidency, Michelle Bernard, the president and CEO of the Bernard Center for Women, said she “can’t help but think” slavery is on its way back.
  • DARRELL ISSA GOES OFF THE DEEP END

    02/26/2017 2:32:42 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 32 replies
    Powerline ^ | February 25,2017 | Paul Mirengoff
    Maher undoubtedly wants Team Trump, and indeed President Trump, to be prosecuted. But on what basis? What crime are Trump’s people thought to have committed? What is the basis for believing they committed it? Maher didn’t say. Neither did Issa. Until there is good reason to believe that someone working on Trump’s behalf committed a crime, there is no reason to call for a special prosecutor. Moreover, Maher got his facts just about completely wrong when he tried to invoke as precedent the Hillary Clinton email scandal. Loretta Lynch did not recuse herself from the decision whether to prosecute Clinton;...
  • Perez Says Democratic Party’s Message Will Be Carried Out Through Lawsuits Against Trump

    02/26/2017 12:50:55 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 89 replies
    freebeacon. ^ | February 26, 2017 | Alyssa Canobbio
    The newly elected chair of the Democratic National Committee, Tom Perez, said Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press" that the Democratic Party's message will be carried out in part through lawsuits against President Trump. Perez, the former secretary of labor under President Obama, made the comment after host Chuck Todd asked if he is content with the Democratic Party being known as the party of "no." "Are you comfortable with the Democrats being known as the party of ‘no?'" Todd asked. Perez side-stepped the question, arguing the Democratic Party is the "party of opportunity and inclusion." "We are going to...
  • CPAC straw poll shows conservatives with Trump, think he's 'realigning' movement

    02/26/2017 12:38:39 PM PST · by Innovative · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | Feb. 25, 20117 | Fox News
    Conservatives appear fully behind new Republican President Trump, based on a straw poll Saturday at the annual CPAC summit in which attendees gave him an 86 percent approval rating and overwhelmingly agreed that he was “realigning” the movement. Trump, whose views do not always align with those of fiscal or social conservatives, received high marks in the poll’s 12 questions. Perhaps the most applause came when the event organizers announced that 33 percent of respondents said “reforming the tax code” was the biggest Trump campaign promise they wanted him to fulfill. “Donald Trump is actually doing things the conservative movement...
  • A referendum on Trump in Newt's old district

    02/26/2017 12:37:15 PM PST · by upchuck · 34 replies
    Wash Examiner ^ | Feb 16, 2017 | SALENA ZITO
    The headlines this week read: "Republican Lawmakers Face Hostile Town-Hall Crowds" in the Atlantic, "GOP Town Halls Are Getting Flooded with Angry Constituents" in Mother Jones, and "Angry political meetings ignite US town halls" in the Financial Times. The network and cable news stories are no different, highlighting congressional Republicans facing fiery, sometimes volatile constituents either unhappy with their congressional members or still burning from the November election results.The question is, will these dramatic events have the same disruptive impact that the Tea Party had on Democrats in 2010? Or are these just people unhappy with Donald Trump's election as...
  • Pelosi Says Trump ‘Has No Jobs Bill’ 4 Times When Asked if She Can Work With Trump (VIDEO)

    02/26/2017 12:15:21 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 51 replies
    Gateway Punit ^ | Feb. 26, 2017 | Ryan Saavadra
    On Sunday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) appeared on ABC’s This Week to answer questions from George Stephanopoulos about whether or not she can work with President Trump. Pelosi answered the question from George Stephanopoulos by calling President Trump the deflector-in-chief as she proceeded to deflect from the question by claiming 4 times that Trump ‘Has No Jobs Bill’.
  • New DNC Chair Tom Perez Has Problems W/ Email, Ethics, Racism and Perjury

    02/26/2017 11:21:06 AM PST · by RightGeek · 22 replies
    The Lid ^ | 2/25/2017 | Jeff Dunetz
    Anyone who believes the Democrats dodged a bullet by choosing Perez over Ellison is wrong. Perez was not only the choice of the Clinton wing of the party, but he has many of the same issues as Hillary Clinton, including email, ethics, telling the truth, and a belief that only Caucasians can commit race crimes. This past December The Hill exposed that as reported that Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Perez used a private email account violating the Federal Records Act, and then tried to cover it up. ... All told Perez violated the Federal Records Act 34 times...
  • Univision’s Jorge Ramos Tells Latinos America Is “Our Country, Not Theirs” (VIDEO)

    02/26/2017 10:46:14 AM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 74 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Feb. 26, 2017 | Joshua Caplan
    From NewsBusters: “ Further ramping up his open opposition to President Trump’s immigration law enforcement policies, Univision anchor Jorge Ramos has let loose with an outrageous tirade that could best be described as equal parts nationalistic identity politics, racially-driven demagoguery, and yet another instance of the irresponsible conflation of legal and illegal immigration. Here’s how the Univision/Fusion anchor kicked off his participation in the 2017 edition of the network’s annual entertainment awards show, Premios Lo Nuestro (“Our Awards”):
  • FAKE NEWS: New York Times Caught MAKING-UP False Quote From Trump’s CPAC Speech

    02/26/2017 10:15:24 AM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 86 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Feb. 26, 2017 | Ryan Saaverda
    New York Times Continues To Lie On Friday the New York Times published a piece titled Trump’s Blistering Speech at CPAC Follows Bannon’s Blueprint. In the article the New York Times intentionally tried to mislead readers and cause chaos and panic by lying about what President Trump said during his CPAC speech. From the NYT: “ His speech also included a promise to throw undocumented immigrants “the hell out of the country” and a recitation of his law-and-order campaign promises. Click on photo below to ENLARGE
  • Rick Wilson: CPAC Has Been Taken Over By Trump "Cult Of Personality"

    02/26/2017 10:12:01 AM PST · by EveningStar · 40 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | February 24, 2017 | Tim Hains
    On Thursday's edition of 'The Last Word' on MSNBC, GOP Never-Trump strategist Rick Wilson commented on the first day of CPAC which saw Steve Bannon and Reince Priebus laying out the basics of "Trumpism" and strategist Kellyanne Conway joking that they should rename the conference: TPAC.
  • Exclusive—Regnery: Anti-Trump Democrats’ Best Allies Are Senate Republicans

    02/26/2017 10:04:10 AM PST · by Bratch · 12 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | 25 Feb 2017 | ALFRED S. REGNERY
    So far, the Senate has confirmed 14 of the 549 senior federal positions that President Trump needs to run the government and who need Senate confirmation—Cabinet secretaries and people who run the departments, bureaus, agencies and the rest of the government. The rest of the government is being run by career bureaucrats and a few Obama holdovers. There are another 120 vacant federal judgeships and, of course, the Neil Gorsuch nomination to the Supreme Court. Each requires Senate approval. White House staff is busily choosing and vetting candidates for the rest of the positions, and there undoubtedly will be many...
  • Darrell Issa goes off the deep end

    02/26/2017 9:58:58 AM PST · by ColdOne · 30 replies
    powerlineblog.com ^ | 2/25/17 | Paul Mirengoff
    In November, Rep. Darrell Issa had what, for him, may have been a “near death experience.” He almost lost his congressional race. Perhaps this explains why he agreed yesterday with Bill Maher that a special prosecutor should investigate Russia’s alleged interference with the 2016 presidential election. Issa started out on solid ground, telling the lefty talk show host that House and Senate intelligence committees would look into Russia’s activities “within the special areas they oversee.” That’s how things should work. If there’s an issue relating to Russian intelligence activity and hacking capabilities, that’s for the intel committees, along with our...
  • Man In Hiding After Confessing To Illegal Fundraising For The Clintons: "Fears Untimely Death"

    02/26/2017 9:42:03 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 14 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 02/25/17 | Tyler Durden
    The pattern continues…   Those who are connected to the crimes and misdemeanors of the Clinton cartel live in hiding for fear of their lives.   Of course there was funneling of money going on. The Wikileaks and Guccifer 2.0 hacks went along way in documenting the quid pro quo nature of Clinton diplomacy.   Back in the 90s, it was selling nuclear secrets to China, and schmoozing with high powered Chinese individuals, caught up in real estate deals, fundraising schemes and the like.   So it is little surprising, though certainly alarming, that this story has surfaced of...
  • Donald Trump Calls On Supporters To Hold 'Biggest Ever Rally'

    02/26/2017 9:34:11 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 46 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 02/25/17 | ARIEL ZILBER
    President Donald Trump wants his supporters to counter the massive protests against his administration by staging a rally of their own. The president tweeted on Saturday that a demonstration staged by his voters would be 'the biggest of them all.' 'Maybe the millions of people who voted to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN should have their own rally,' Trump tweeted on Saturday. Since taking office and enacting controversial measures, Trump has watched as thousands have taken to the streets in the United States and abroad to denounce him. With the Academy Awards scheduled for Sunday, Hollywood has also waded into the political dispute. Jodie...
  • A student was punished for filming professor’s anti-Trump rant. Then came the backlash.

    02/26/2017 8:23:23 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 57 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 25, 2017 | Avi Selk and Peter Holley
    When suspending Caleb O’Neil for recording his professor’s rant against then-President-elect Donald Trump, the dean of Orange Coast College said that the punishment should make the student “truly think through your actions and the consequences of those actions.” But it was the college that rethought its actions — after two weeks of intense criticism that the California school was stifling a conservative student to protect a liberal professor.
  • Tom Perez: ‘White People NOT Entitled to Protection Under Voting Rights Act’

    02/26/2017 8:22:09 AM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 102 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Feb. 26, 2017 | Ryan Saaverda
    New DNC Chair, Tom Perez, fits right in with the values of the Democratic party, especially when it comes to victimizing minorities and labeling white people as privileged. An investigation into Perez revealed extreme views he holds according to A Review of the Operations of the Voting Section of the Civil Rights Division conducted by the Office of the Inspector General Oversight and Review Division in March of 2013. Perez told investigators that white people were not entitled to protection under the Voting Rights Act according to a report from the Washington Free Beacon.
  • #DemExit Trends on Twitter as Democrats are FURIOUS Over New Pick for DNC Chair

    02/26/2017 8:16:44 AM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 16 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Feb. 26, 2017 | Ryan Saavedra
    The only people who are angered by the decision to make Tom Perez the next DNC chair are the Democrats. Republicans are actually very happy that he was selected for the position although they would have been just as happy with Keith Ellison because both candidates ensure the Republicans are going to gain even more ground over the next few years as both are terrible candidates.
  • Tom Perez Isn’t As Liberal As Keith Ellison, But He’s Still Pretty Progressive

    02/26/2017 8:05:32 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 28 replies
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | 02.25.17 | Clare Malone
    Perez and Ellison laid out essentially identical visions for the party during the DNC race. Both called for a more decentralized organization that placed greater emphasis on the particular political climates and needs of each state, better candidate recruitment, and well-honed messages of economic populism that would speak to the party’s traditional base and beyond. And both Perez and Ellison are well to the left of center on the spectrum of beliefs within the Democratic Party, though Ellison’s views are more deeply left. In fact, he’s more liberal than 90 percent of House Democrats, according to FiveThirtyEight ideological ratings that...
  • Analyst Warns Obama Now Undermining Democrats

    02/26/2017 7:34:36 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 24 replies
    Tea Party ^ | 2/25/2017 | Obama Nation Staff
    An analyst is warning that Barack Obama, through his political organization and its army of 30,000 operatives, poses a threat to his own Democratic Party, says a report in Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin. The analysis comes from Martin Armstrong, whose Armstrong Economics provides commentary on a wide range of issues extending beyond economics, including history, global warming, real estate and world events. “Obama has circumvented the Democrats with [Organizing for America] and has established a clandestine unaccountable political party taking money from questionable people,” he writes. “There are many Democrats at the state level who are starting to see OFA...
  • ‘Hate Has No Home Here’ signs sprouting up on lawns in Glenside area

    02/26/2017 7:32:46 AM PST · by Phillyred · 100 replies
    It all started with a sign from a neighbor. Two months and 6,000 signs later, interest in “Hate Has No Home Here” signs has shown no sign of abating. After a neighbor asked Glenside resident Kate Thomson, a marketing consultant with two young children, in mid-December if she wanted one of the yard signs, Thomson said she thought “maybe 20 friends might be interested,” so she texted them and they wanted not one, but six or 10, she said. She decided to do her own print run of 100, but “one thing led to another and it turned into 700,”...
  • Mayor Clinton? Hillary Will Win Election For NYC Mayor Against All Opponents, Polls Show

    02/26/2017 6:53:12 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 60 replies
    International Business Tribune ^ | 02/16/2017 | Chris Riotta
    The mayor of New York City just may be the second most powerful elected position in U.S. politics, only behind the presidency. Located inside City Hall in the heart of Manhattan's bustling and brightly lit Broadway, the Big Apple's mayoral office is arguably the most influential in the world. And it looks like Hillary Clinton has her eyes all over it. The former Democratic candidate who won the popular vote in the 2016 presidential election but lost in a shocking electoral upset to President Donald Trump has reportedly been flirting with the idea of a run for New York City...
  • Tom Perez Beats Keith Ellison (aka Hakim Muhammad) for DNC Chair

    02/26/2017 6:29:38 AM PST · by ReformedMedia · 13 replies
    The Washington Standard ^ | 02-26-2017 | Pamela Geller
    Tom Perez’s victory as DNC Chair is a slick move. He was the lapdog for hardcore Muslim supremacists when he was Obama’s Assistant Attorney General, a gutless tool doing the bidding of the terror-tied groups. As Assistant Attorney General, Perez had a shameful record of pro-sharia initiatives and craven accommodation to Islamic supremacists at the DoJ. Perez sought to impose sharia blasphemy laws under the guise of hate speech laws. He refused to answer questions whether DoJ would advance a proposal to criminalize speech against any religion. He refused to commit to the House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on the Constitution...
  • A Weekly Dose of President Trump - Trump Family Train (2/26/17 to 3/4/17)

    02/26/2017 4:29:08 AM PST · by DollyCali · 421 replies
    FRiends and Deplorables | February 26, 2017 | DollyCali
  • Hillary Clinton Calls For 'Resistance': "We Need To Stay Engaged ... I'll Be With You ..."

    02/26/2017 4:21:56 AM PST · by Zakeet · 58 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | February 25, 2017
    Complete Headline: Hillary Clinton Calls For 'Resistance': "We Need To Stay Engaged ... I'll Be With You Every Step Of The Way" Last month we noted that Hillary Clinton is looking to start her own "fabulous" TV show in an effort to remain relevant following a disastrous Presidential election loss in 2016. The show, according to an insider, would be "completely controlled" and will likely focus on undermining the efforts of President Donald Trump, while whipping her supporters into a frenzy. Now, in a three minute video address to fellow Democrats, the former Secretary of State says she is going...
  • God help us if Chelsea Clinton runs for office

    02/26/2017 3:43:27 AM PST · by Zakeet · 63 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 25, 2017 | Maureen Callahan
    In the wake of Hillary Clinton's devastating electoral loss, it seems Chelsea Clinton, historically boring and opinion-free, is mulling a run for high office. [Snip] Last November, Page Six reported that Chelsea was being groomed for a Congressional run. The Clintons "will not give up," a source said. "Chelsea would be the next extension of the Clinton brand." That's the problem. Putting aside America's exhaustion with dynastic politics, Chelsea herself, as a potential candidate, comes loaded with Clintonian baggage: the greed, the entitlement, and her mother’s greatest flaw - an inability to connect with common people.
  • FULL EVENT: President Donald Trump Speech at CPAC 2017 (2/24/2017) Donald Trump Live CPAC Speech

    02/26/2017 1:48:00 AM PST · by GonzoII · 2 replies
    You Tube ^ | Streamed live on Feb 24, 2017 | Donald J. Trump
    President Donald Trump Speech at CPAC 2017 (Conservative Political Action Conference), Friday, February 24, 2017 - President Trump Live Speech #CPAC2017
  • Israeli intelligence minister says Trump created a new path to peace

    02/26/2017 12:38:09 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 26, 2017 | Ruth Eglash
    JERUSALEM — Israel’s Minister of Intelligence and Atomic Energy, Israel Katz, is known as a political bulldozer. It’s a label he is proud of and a trait, he believes, could bring about peace with the Palestinians. Albeit in a roundabout way. Katz’s plan, which he says has been adopted by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, is regional and multilayered. The creation of a Palestinian state or at least an autonomous, demilitarized entity will come by default at the tail end. “Netanyahu went to America after many discussions here in which we spoke about the idea for regional peace, based on...
  • Slime and the Slimers

    02/26/2017 12:16:00 AM PST · by upchuck · 9 replies
    Am Thinker ^ | Feb 26, 2017 | Clarice Feldman
    “There’s no Elmer’s Glue to be found anywhere on Oahu,” my eleven-year-old granddaughter announced dramatically as we got into the car at Honolulu airport last Sunday. Still groggy from the ten-hour flight across so many time zones and with my ears still stopped up, I thought I had misheard her. Asking for some explanation, I got a very rapid paced explanation. Every sixth grader on the island is making slime, a concoction composed of Elmer’s Glue, cornstarch, and some secret ingredients known only to very aware eleven-year-olds and which I’ve already forgotten. The run on glue was so substantial that...
  • Meet The New Boss (Obama's Man At The DNC)

    02/25/2017 10:21:15 PM PST · by OddLane · 6 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | February 26, 2017 | Gerard Perry s
    Keith Ellison’s loss is noteworthy for a number of reasons, many of them unrelated to the fact that his victorious opponent will be the first self-identifying Hispanic to preside over the Democratic National Committee. Yes, ethnicity/race did play a pivotal role in this intra-party election, but not in the way that the mainstream media and Democratic shills would have you believe. Perez’s victory is not so much a case of Democrats implicitly rebuking President Trump and his purportedly anti-latino immigration policies as Barack Obama’s man on the inside once again stepping on the Bernie Bros. The party hatchet-man who did...
  • 'Minimum Wage Laws Were Meant to Protect White Jobs From Black Workers'

    02/25/2017 9:16:18 PM PST · by TBP · 14 replies
    PJ Media ^ | FEBRUARY 24, 2017 | TYLER O'NEIL
    In a fiery speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), Breitbart author Sonnie Johnson declared that white supremacy and institutionalized racism are real in America today — but in the Democratic Party. "What if I told you I actually agree with Black Lives Matter?" Johnson asked a room full of conservatives. "What if I told you that institutionalized racism is real in America? What if I told you it started with a progressive Democrat named Woodrow Wilson, who resegregated both the government and the military? What if I told you it started with a KKK indoctrination video in the...
  • Law professors file misconduct complaint against Conway: report

    02/25/2017 9:14:29 PM PST · by The_Media_never_lie · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/24/17 | MARK HENSCH
    A group of 15 law professors nationwide has reportedly filed a professional misconduct complaint against White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, saying she "brings shame upon the legal profession."
  • Leslie Jones Makes Fun of White Women Supporting Black Lives Matter

    02/25/2017 8:19:52 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 24, 2017 | Christine Burroni
    Nothing is off-limits for Leslie Jones’ stand-up routine. “If I see another 45-year-old white woman from Williamsburg saying ‘black lives matter,’ I’m going to punch you in the mouth,” the “Saturday Night Live” star said during her recent four-night stint at New York comedy club, Carolines on Broadway. “Stop doing that.” In what the New York Times dubbed “a raucous, high-volume” set, the 49-year-old’s politically focused act tackled the Black Lives Matter movement and other protests that have followed Donald Trump‘s presidency.
  • How Perez Edged (Keith)Ellison for DNC Chair

    02/25/2017 8:16:35 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/25/17 | JONATHAN EASLEY
    One vote. That’s how close former Labor secretary Tom Perez was to defeating Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) on the initial ballot and becoming the next chairman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) in the first contested race in more than a decade. The hundreds of DNC members and liberal activists gathered inside the Atlanta Convention Center hall gasped when interim chairwoman Donna Brazile read the results. None of the candidates received a majority and there would have to be at least a second round of voting where anything could happen. When Perez supporters gathered at a party at the Westin...
  • Some of Trump's Picks Have Troubling Links to Globalism, CFR

    02/25/2017 5:41:58 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 56 replies
    The New American ^ | 25 February 2017 | Alex Newman
    After crushing the establishment and delivering a series of blows to globalism, President Donald Trump's winning spree against the powerful forces that opposed him appears to be slowing down. In fact, with his recent selection of Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster as National Security Adviser and Judge Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court — both of whom have been listed as members of the establishment globalist swamp known as the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) — concerns are growing even among Trump supporters and grassroots conservative activists. There were already several CFR-linked officials before the latest additions — the very same forces...
  • Bush daughter to headline Planned Parenthood fundraiser

    02/25/2017 5:20:34 PM PST · by boycott · 76 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2-24-2017 | BROOKE SEIPEL
    Barbara Pierce Bush, the daughter of former President George W. Bush, will headline a Planned Parenthood fundraiser next week in Texas, according to a report from the Texas Tribune. Bush is expected to be the keynote speaker at the Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas's annual Fort Worth fundraising luncheon. President Bush pushed for anti-abortion policies during his time in the White House, but his wife Laura Bush has supported legal abortion in the past. The announcement comes amid the continuing debate over federal funding for Planned Parenthood, which provides a variety of reproductive health services to women, including abortions. Barbara...
  • Trump won’t go to White House Correspondents Association Dinner this year

    02/25/2017 4:55:28 PM PST · by davikkm · 58 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | S.A. Miller
    President Trump announced Saturday that he would not be attending the White House Correspondents Association Dinner in April, punctuating his combative relationship with the news media. “I will not be attending the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner this year. Please wish everyone well and have a great evening!” tweeted Mr. Trump. The annual dinner is a light-hearted affair that traditionally featuring comedians and the president giving roast-style speeches. But Mr. Trump has been battling the press throughout the presidential campaign and has had repeated run-ins with reporters since taking office. He’s railed against what he calls “fake news” and recently...
  • May-June 2006 Message from Dan (Fallout from Century War with Islam story)

    02/25/2017 4:37:16 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    DanSimmons.com ^ | May 2006 | Dan Simmons
    Greetings Readers, Friends, and Other Visitors: It never occurred to me in my earlier creations of these freewheeling monthly or bimonthly "Messages from Dan" that I would have to write a Message about a previous Message. But it seems obvious that I must do just that. (For those visitors who may have missed the April 2006 Message, please find it in the archives linked above—or be warned that what follows here will be very cryptic, at best.)This writing a message-about-a-message feels incestuous. But there’s nothing to be done about that except to get it done and go on to other...
  • Hundreds Rally In Center City To Save Affordable Care Act

    02/25/2017 4:04:39 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 25 replies
    CBS PHILLY ^ | 25 FEBRUARY 2017 | CLEVE BRYAN
    “We have to keep having these events and giving people chances to have their voices heard,” says WMP co-chair Alexandra Hackett Ferber. The crowd included doctors and nurses. “In general healthcare providers feel that everyone should have access to care independent of income level,” says Dr. David Poll, a UPenn cardiologist. For some, protecting President Obama’s healthcare plan that mandates everyone have health insurance, while increasing assistance, is personal. Denise Major from Philadelphia says she didn’t have insurance for several years before the ACA and was suffering from a hole in lungs.
  • Meet the terrorist behind the next women’s march

    02/25/2017 3:40:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The New York Post ^ | February 25, 2017 | Kyle Smith
    Here’s the left’s next great idea for bringing down President Trump: another women’s march. Which means another public instance of Trump haters shouting slogans to one another and mistaking it for constructive politics. What progressives need to defeat Trump is outreach, but all they have is outrage. On March 8, organizers seem to be aiming for a different vibe than the librarians-in-pussy-hats element that made the first women’s march after Trump’s inauguration so adorable. Instead of milling around Washington, organizers have in mind a “general strike” called the Day without a Woman. In a manifesto published in The Guardian on...
  • Trump Performance Poll - Being Hammered By Libs?

    02/25/2017 2:30:04 PM PST · by Blackhawk45 · 20 replies
    SOS! FOX News published a poll asking people to rate President Trump's first month in office. Liberals appear to have hijacked the poll. We need everyone to go to the poll and rate Trump's performance "GREAT" and SHARE this everywhere!
  • Cardin, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Rescind Discriminatory Order on Immigration, Refugees

    02/25/2017 2:28:24 PM PST · by Tours · 16 replies
    Ben Cardin, U.S. Senate ^ | 1/31/2017 | Ben Cardin Office
    WASHINGTON — Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today cosponsored a bill to rescind President Trump’s discriminatory executive order barring immigrants from Muslim-majority countries and suspending the U.S. refugee program. In addition to Senator Cardin, the bill is cosponsored by Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Diane Feinstein (D-Calif.), Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Tom Carper (D-Del.), Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.), Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Maggie...
  • Is Trump building a blueprint for mass deportation?

    02/25/2017 2:27:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Fresno Bee ^ | February 25, 2017 | The Editorial Board
    It may not yet be the mass deportation that activists have been warning about. But it appears inevitable that many more undocumented immigrants will be swept up by the Trump administration’s more aggressive enforcement. The groups at risk of deportation have been expanded dramatically by President Donald Trump’s Jan. 25 executive orders and the enforcement memos issued last week by the Department of Homeland Security. In addition to targeting undocumented immigrants convicted of serious crimes – a perfectly appropriate step and the focus during most of the Obama years – federal agents will prioritize people guilty of any crime and...
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    02/25/2017 2:15:57 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Feb. 25, 2017 | Alfred S. Regnery
    So far, the Senate has confirmed 14 of the 549 senior federal positions that President Trump needs to run the government and who need Senate confirmation—Cabinet secretaries and people who run the departments, bureaus, agencies and the rest of the government. The rest of the government is being run by career bureaucrats and a few Obama holdovers.
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    02/25/2017 2:09:09 PM PST · by Tours · 50 replies
    TMZ ^ | 2/7/2017 | staff
    Senator Chuck Schumer wants to make one thing clear ... ain't no way he'll vote to confirm Neil Gorsuch's nomination to the Supreme Court if he supports Trump's travel ban. The New York Senator was on Capitol Hill Monday night when he made it clear to our photog, judges need to stand up to the prez, especially on the ban. The confirmation hearing should be interesting ... how Gorsuch deals with the question ... how would you vote?