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  • The Clinton Cash documentary is now available on YouTube.

    07/26/2016 2:35:49 PM PDT · by Gunpowder green · 6 replies
    Clinton Cash, the long awaited documentary based on Peter Schweizer's book is up on YouTube. It documents the many years of corruption and dark financing surrounding the Clintons and their Foundation. Check it out: https://youtu.be/7LYRUOd_QoM
  • Prosecutors Drop All Charges Against Planned Parenthood Whistleblower David Daleiden

    07/26/2016 2:04:05 PM PDT · by GilGil · 19 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 7/26/2016 | Staff
    Houston prosecutors dropped all charges against Planned Parenthood whistleblower David Daleiden and his partner on Tuesday. Daleiden was the force behind a series of undercover videos that showed Planned Parenthood executives conspiring to traffic body parts harvested from aborted babies.
  • Keep Your Mouth Closed: Aquatic Olympians Face a Toxic Stew in Rio

    07/26/2016 1:19:47 PM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 50 replies
    New York Times ^ | 07/26/16 | Andrew Jacobs
    RIO DE JANEIRO — Health experts in Brazil have a word of advice for the Olympic marathon swimmers, sailors and windsurfers competing in Rio de Janeiro’s picture-postcard waters next month: Keep your mouth closed. Despite the government’s promises seven years ago to stem the waste that fouls Rio’s expansive Guanabara Bay and the city’s fabled ocean beaches, officials acknowledge that their efforts to treat raw sewage and scoop up household garbage have fallen far short. In fact, environmentalists and scientists say Rio’s waters are much more contaminated than previously thought. Recent tests by government and independent scientists revealed a veritable...
  • Rendell: Trump’s Trade Message Is Resonating in Pennsylvania — ‘This State Is in Play’

    07/26/2016 12:45:17 PM PDT · by 867V309 · 51 replies
    breitbart.com/ ^ | 26 Jul 2016 | Pam Key
    Rendell said, “I warn Democrats Donald Trump is giving a message that is resonating with white blue collar workers who worked in factory who worked on construction crews. We would be naive if we didn’t understand that exists So this state is in play.”
  • Leaked Emails Show DNC Pushed Narrative Against NC's Transgender Bathroom Law

    07/26/2016 12:07:50 PM PDT · by kaehurowing · 26 replies
    Christian Post ^ | July 26, 2016 | Samuel Smith
    Leaked Emails Show DNC Pushed Narrative Against NC's Transgender Bathroom Law BY SAMUEL SMITH , CP REPORTER July 26, 2016|2:38 pm The Democratic National Committee helped push a national narrative opposing the contreversial North Carolina transgender bathroom law and officials seemingly celebrated the potential for economic struggles to hit the state following the law's passage earlier this year, emails leaked by WikiLeaks last weekend show. After North Carolina passed a law in March that allows places of public accommodation to enforce their own bathroom policies and requires people to use state-run bathrooms consistent with their biological sex, LGBT rights groups,...
  • Bernie Sanders ‘Shunned’ His Socialist Friends

    07/26/2016 11:34:40 AM PDT · by Pollard · 30 replies
    daily caller ^ | 07/17/2015
    Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders “shunned” some of his closest personal friends as he moved away from Vermont socialist circles and into big-time Democratic Party politics, and the resentment still lingers today. Sanders’ political star is rising as he positions himself as a left-wing alternative to Hillary Clinton. His rallies are drawing major crowds and helping drive the Democratic Party’s voter registration and mobilization efforts among liberals disenchanted by Wall Street-friendly Clinton. But as the media praises Sanders’ “socialist” credentials, socialists in the senator’s home state said there’s no love lost between them.
  • Michelle Obama chooses a custom Christian Siriano dress for her Democratic convention speech

    07/26/2016 11:09:05 AM PDT · by McGruff · 120 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 26, 2016 | Adam Tschorn
    Michelle Obama went as low-key as Melania Trump had gone high-style, choosing to deliver her convention speech in a cobalt-blue silk crepe A-line dress with cap sleeves. The dress, custom-made by New York-based designer Christian Siriano, who shot to fame after winning the fourth season of “Project Runway” in 2008, fell to just below the knee and was paired with a pair of metallic heels that industry trade publication Footwear News identifies as Jimmy Choo pumps.
  • Prosecutors give up on felonies against baby body-parts investigators

    07/26/2016 11:00:05 AM PDT · by amorphous · 11 replies
    WND ^ | 26 July 2016 | Bob Unruh
    Felony counts that had been filed by a “rogue” prosecutor in Texas against two investigators who in 2015 released videos uncovering the baby body-parts trade of Planned Parenthood have been dismissed by a judge. The prosecutor, who had been the target of outrage when the charges against David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt were filed last winter, asked for the dismissal on Tuesday, and the request quickly was granted by the judge in the case. The videos revealed Planned Parenthood executives explaining how they could adjust abortion procedures to save the body parts requested by the undercover videographers, who were posing...
  • Trump in Toledo Wed 27 July

    07/26/2016 10:55:22 AM PDT · by W. · 5 replies
    E-mail alert | 7.26.2016 | W.
    Just a heads-up from my inbox, Donald Trump will be in Toledo OH 27 July @ the Huntington Center, 500 Jefferson Ave. Toledo OH 43604. Doors open 5:00, event begins @ 8:00. Register for tickets here.
  • EXCLUSIVE– Amish PAC Endorses Trump, Launches Billboards in Pennsylvania

    07/26/2016 10:28:47 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 94 replies
    Amish PAC endorsed Republican nominee Donald Trump and launched billboards in Lancaster, Pennsylvania — west of Philadelphia where the Democratic National Convention is being held this week. "Pennsylvania has a good shot of going Republican in November and these billboards will certainly help by getting people registered and to the polls," said Ben King, the outreach director for Amish PAC. The goal of the billboards is to educate Amish and Mennonite voters about Trump.
  • Petition To Remove Air Conditioning From State Department Has Over 1,800 Signatures [over 5000 now]

    07/26/2016 10:27:26 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 64 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 07/25/2016 | Craig Bordeau
    An online petition to remove all air conditioning from Department of State property has gotten more than 1,800 signatures since it was posted online Sunday.A Change.org user named Hopalong Ginsberg created the petition in response to remarks made by Secretary of State John Kerry claiming air conditioning and refrigerants are as much of a threat to the world as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The petition garnered 1,869 signatures by Monday afternoon.The petition states: “WHEREAS, Secretary of State John F. Kerry has suggested that air conditioners are as big a threat as ISIS, and WHEREAS, it is the duty of our elected...
  • Bernie Sanders Hears Boos Again as He Asks Supporters to Back Hillary Clinton

    07/26/2016 10:23:31 AM PDT · by McGruff · 18 replies
    NY Times ^ | JULY 26, 2016 | YAMICHE ALCINDOR and JONATHAN MARTIN
    Senator Bernie Sanders once again faced boos on Tuesday as his restive supporters continued to raise protests despite his efforts to persuade them that voting for Hillary Clinton is the best way to defeat Donald J. Trump. After making the rounds at several breakfasts, the Vermont senator was met with a loud chorus of boos from members of the California delegation. The booing started immediately, with many people in the audience giving Mr. Sanders a thumbs-down sign. But Mr. Sanders was quick to wave the crowd to be quiet and to chide them for their response. “It’s easy, it is...
  • Trump-Sanders Coalition Deconstructed

    07/26/2016 9:51:52 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 11 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | July 26, 2016 | Cliff Kincaid
    You know the terms "left" and "right" are losing meaning when left-wing websites are praising the Republican presidential candidate and attacking the Democrat, and Russia seems to be intervening in favor of the GOP. The Institute for Public Accuracy (IPA), which has been pulling for Bernie Sanders in the Democratic race, has sent out an advisory entitled, "What Trump is Right About: NATO." On the other hand, Mrs. Clinton's pick for her running mate, Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA), has been depicted by the same group as a creature of Wall Street. The IPA is not alone. Journalism Professor Jeff Cohen,...
  • Trump Enjoys Six Point Bump with Women Post-Convention

    07/26/2016 9:51:38 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 26, 2016 | ALEX SWOYER
    A Morning Consult survey taken over the course of six weeks from June through July showed only about 36 percent of women supported Trump. However, a post-convention poll taken last weekend following the Republican National Convention (RNC) gave Trump a bump with females. Support from women jumped to 42 percent for the billionaire. Prior to the RNC, independent women supported Hillary Clinton over Trump 33 percent to 31 percent. After the convention, independent women support Trump over Clinton 37 percent to 30 percent.
  • Sanders warns his supporters against choosing a third party

    07/26/2016 9:33:47 AM PDT · by McGruff · 26 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 26, 2016 | David Weigel
    Sen. Bernie Sanders rebuffed calls from the Green Party — and a loud minority of his delegates and supporters here — to abandon the Democratic Party and build a third force outside it. The Green Party, which has never again reached the heights of its 2000 performance under Ralph Nader, has held a series of Philadelphia events since the weekend aimed at persuading Sanders voters to make a "DemExit." Jill Stein, the party's likely nominee, has spoken even as rainstorms shut down meetings, repeatedly calling on Sanders to quit the Democrats and talk to her; Cornel West, a Sanders supporter...
  • Trump Takes 9-Point Lead Over Clinton in Granite State

    07/26/2016 9:25:51 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 27 replies
    An InsideSources/NH Journal poll finds that incumbent U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte is gaining momentum in her race against New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan. Ayotte leads Hassan 49 percent to 41.4 percent, with 9.6 percent undecided. Meanwhile, days after officially receiving the Republican nomination in Cleveland, the poll shows businessman Donald Trump leads former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton 47.9 percent to 38.5 percent in New Hampshire, with 13.6 percent undecided. InsideSources tested a negative message for each of the major party’s candidates for Senate. When voters were asked if Ayotte’s intention to vote for Donald Trump without endorsing him influenced...
  • Lessons: As US Debates Refugee Policy, Germany Suffers Three Attacks in Three Days

    07/26/2016 9:11:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 26, 2016 | Guy Benson
    Some commentators are scratching their heads over how Donald Trump could have earned a polling bump out of Cleveland, in light of its various mishaps and controversies (which the Democrats are working to match and surpass) -- and especially after such a dark and foreboding acceptance speech. The reason we predicted he'd get that bounce is because the public mood is dark. We see that reality reflected in national polling week after week. And we see its roots and causes playing out in headlines across the globe. In Germany over this past weekend alone, there were three terrible attacks -- two of which were...
  • DNC Convention 2016: Soviet Flags, Palestinian Flag – BUT NO US FLAGS

    07/26/2016 8:59:17 AM PDT · by NYer · 37 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | July 26, 2016
    DNC Convention 2016: Soviet Flags, Palestinian Flag – BUT NO US FLAGS Jim Hoft Jul 26th, 2016 8:28 am Leave a Comment The Democrat Convention kicked off Monday in Philadelphia.The far left Bernie supporters marched with Soviet flags down the street.Democrats waved the Palestinian flag from inside the Wells Fargo Convention Center. Didn't see any Palestinian flags at the #RNC. @TheDemocrats aren't hiding anything anymore. #DNCinPHL pic.twitter.com/Oo2fEuBQVo— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) July 26, 2016 But NO US FLAGS were visible from inside the convention hall.Of course, you couldn’t move inside the RNC without seeing an American flag.
  • Clinton aide on email leaks: 'I don't think they're done'

    07/26/2016 8:28:50 AM PDT · by ncfool · 117 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 26th, 2016 | Peter Schroeder
    PHILADELPHIA — Hillary Clinton's campaign is bracing for the possibility of more damaging emails being leaked to the public as the presidential campaign enters its home stretch. Jennifer Palmieri, communications director for Hillary for America, said it’s possible that more emails will be released at a time designed to inflict maximum political pain to Democrats. “The WikiLeaks leak was obviously designed to hurt our convention,” she told reporters. “I don’t think they’re done. That’s how they operate. “We can’t know, but it’s part of the reason that we wanted people to understand our belief that the Russians are behind this,”...
  • California’s War on My Religious College and Others

    07/26/2016 8:16:46 AM PDT · by milton23 · 8 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 7/25/16 | Katrina Trinko
    I had a very weird college experience. My memories aren’t of frat parties, of slugging down drinks in games of quarters or beer pong, of losing my voice cheering at big football games, and of hearing how evil Western civilization is in the classroom. Instead, when I think of my four years at Thomas Aquinas College, I think of drawing Euclidean propositions on a chalkboard, of lively debates about Aristotle’s claims about ethics, of earnest discussions about things as obscure as the nature of being.
  • Pelosi Calls Sanders Supporters’ Complaints About DNC ‘Legitimate’

    07/26/2016 8:03:48 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 14 replies
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) allowed that supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) have a “legitimate complaint” about the way the Democratic National Committee treated him during the primary race. Yet she pointed to the concessions made at this week's Philadelphia convention to assuage their concerns and the high stakes of this election to urge them to get behind Hillary Clinton. “In terms of how he has been treated at this point, they should have no complaint and many of them are declaring victory in that regard,” Pelosi said on MSNBC Monday night. DNC chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz...
  • What Bees Can Teach Us About Why People Should Run Their Own Lives

    07/26/2016 7:59:37 AM PDT · by John Conlin · 16 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 7/23/16 | John Conlin
    Individual honey bees aren’t very smart, yet honey bee hives, which may contain tens of thousands of individual bees, show remarkable intelligence. Scientists who study this type of swarm intelligence point out a key ingredient: no one is in charge. The hive functions just fine with no management, just countless interactions between individual bees with each following simple rules of thumb. A system like this is called self-organizing. Life itself is self-organizing. That’s how swarm intelligence works: simple creatures following simple rules, each one acting on local information. No bee sees the big picture. No bee tells any other bee...
  • Kerry discusses DNC email hack with Russia's top diplomat

    07/26/2016 7:39:32 AM PDT · by McGruff · 31 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 26, 2016
    Secretary of State John Kerry says he raised the email hack of the Democratic National Committee with Russia's top diplomat but stopped short of making any allegation about who might be responsible. Kerry told reporters Tuesday he brought the matter up with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at a meeting in Laos and explained that the FBI was investigating. He did not, however, repeat allegations or echo suspicions that Russia was responsible for the hack and said he would not draw conclusions until the probe is complete. "I raised the question and we will continue to work to see precisely...
  • DNC Leak Reveals Party Insiders Promised Access to Obama in Exchange for Cash

    07/26/2016 7:38:14 AM PDT · by Admiral_Zeon · 17 replies
    Wealthy potential donors to the Democratic National Committee (DNC) were courted with promises of access to the president, a Washington Post analysis of internal DNC emails released by WikiLeaks has found. The party insiders' pitches appear to be in violation of White House policy, the newspaper notes.
  • Rendell: PA in play for Trump

    07/26/2016 7:35:27 AM PDT · by randita · 12 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 7/26/16 | Chris Brennan
    Former Gov. Ed Rendell on Tuesday declared Pennsylvania "in play" for president, two days before his friend Hillary Clinton is slated to accept the Democratic nomination in Philadelphia. The reason? Republican nominee Donald Trump's rhetoric is resonating with "white, blue-collar workers," Rendell said at breakfast sponsored by Politico. "People have to understand, not withstanding presidential elections, Pennsylvania is not a blue state," Rendell said. "We have a Republican legislature." Rendell noted that Pennsylvania has more than 900,000 more registered Democrats than Republicans, but his party's voters "don't turn out nearly as well" unless the presidency is on the ballot. Pennsylvania...
  • Ouch! We Busted Wall Street Journal Reporter Running DNC Talking Points Essentially Verbatim....

    07/26/2016 7:26:21 AM PDT · by blueyon · 36 replies
    GotNews.com ^ | 7/26/15 | Charles C. Johnson
    "Ouch! We Busted Wall Street Journal Reporter Running DNC Talking Points Essentially Verbatim #DNCLeaks #DemsInPhilly" GotNews.com is finally getting around to the DNC leaks. And boy are they awesome. We found a reporter — Laura Meckler of the Wall Street Journal — who is basically a stenographer for the Hillary Clinton campaign. That might seem harsh but Meckler actually once used a sock puppet to try to get an interview with Obama so she’s used to being a puppet or getting stories planted.
  • Terror Attacks Now a DAILY Occurrence (vanity)

    07/26/2016 6:24:29 AM PDT · by pb929 · 16 replies
    Various
    Drop a frog in boiling water and he'll jump out, but put him in a pot of lukewarm water and slowly raise the temperature and he’ll just sit there and slowly cook. WE ARE BEING SLOWLY COOKED BY RADICAL ISLAMIC TERRORISM! There have been at least 10 Islamic terror attacks over the past month and 5 in the past 5 days alone. The jihadists are pressing their attack in all parts of the world and especially in Europe. The response of Western leaders is to downplay the Islamic link and pretend we can’t figure out the motivation for the attacks....
  • We found the Democratic speakers made a few false and misleading claims on opening night.

    07/26/2016 5:43:11 AM PDT · by randita · 33 replies
    factcheck.org ^ | 7/26/16 | Robert Farley
    PHILADELPHIA — The 2016 Democratic National Convention is underway, and the factual inaccuracies on the first night focused on income, college tuition and something the Republican ticket had said or done. Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey said Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump “would cut taxes for the richest Americans at the expense of the middle class.” But all income levels would get some tax relief under Trump’s plan. Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy wrongly claimed that Mike Pence, the GOP vice presidential nominee, “signed a law that would have forced women to hold funerals for fetuses.” The law said aborted or miscarried...
  • How Democrats Came to Embrace Taxpayer-Funded Abortions

    07/26/2016 5:39:58 AM PDT · by milton23 · 4 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 7/25/16 | Fred Lucas
    President Barack Obama signed an executive order in 2010 applying the Hyde Amendment, which bans taxpayer funding of most abortions, to Obamacare. Five years later, the White House referred to the Hyde Amendment while defending taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood. Now, the Democrats’ party platform is calling for repeal of the measure. According to a new poll, Americans are solidly opposed to public funding of abortion, including nearly half of voters who support abortion rights, and at least four out of 10 Democrats.
  • Justice Department Not too Busy to Sue Town Over Mosque

    07/26/2016 5:24:22 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 22 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 7/26/2016 | Michael Ware
    The Department of Justice has been swamped by the workload it has faced over the past several months. They have not had the time to deal with the illegal aliens that have not been processed. They could not look into the IRS and its treatment of conservative organizations. Neither did the DOJ have time to look into Lois Lerner. Amazingly, we find that it does have time to sue a small Pennsylvania township over a zoning issue. That’s right - the DOJ has filed suit against Bensalem Township over its zoning decisions. The Washington Post reports: The Justice Department is...
  • To Speed Economic Recovery, Release the Brakes

    07/26/2016 4:14:10 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 10 replies
    Reason.com ^ | July 25, 2016 | A. Barton Hinkle
    Back in January of 2015, Medarva asked for the state's permission to move two operating rooms from their current location at the Stony Point Surgery Center to the West Creek Medical Park, about a half-hour's drive away. You might think that the decision about whether Medarva moves a couple of operating rooms ought to be up to Medarva, and you would be right about that—in theory.In Virginia, however, such decisions require the state's approval, because the state maintains a Certificate of Public Need (COPN) law. Congress forced states to adopt such laws to address problems created by federal cost-plus reimbursement...
  • When It Comes to Islam, Western Leaders Are Liars or Idiots

    07/26/2016 3:14:40 AM PDT · by detective · 35 replies
    Frontpage ^ | July 26, 2016 | Raymond Ibrahim
    When it comes to the connection between Islam and violence against non-Muslims, one fact must be embraced: the majority of those in positions of leadership and authority in the West are either liars or fools, or both. No other alternative exists. The reason for this uncharitable assertion is simple: If Islam was once a faraway, exotic religion, today we hear calls for, and see acts of, violence committed in its name—or the name of its deity “Allahu Akbar!”—practically every day. And many of us still have “ears that hear and eyes that see.” It’s no secret: Muslims from all around...
  • Michelle Obama To DNC: ‘Big Men With Guns’ Took Our Daughters To School

    07/25/2016 10:32:45 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 25, 2016 | Awr Hawkins
    During her July 25 speech at the Democrat National Convention, Michelle Obama talked about moving into the White House and watching “big men with guns” take their daughters to school. She said this by describing life after taking up residence in the White House. She recalled her daughters “setting off for their first day at their new school,” adding, “I will never forget that winter morning as I watched our girls–just seven and ten years old–pile into those black SUVs with all those big men with guns.” The audience responded with a warm applause as Mrs. Obama talked about seeing...
  • Handy Graphic of Everyone Who Donated to the DNC Expecting Political Appointments

    07/25/2016 10:16:03 PM PDT · by Admiral_Zeon · 10 replies
  • Traffic delays and detours mark travel on first day of DNC

    07/25/2016 8:27:28 PM PDT · by randita · 5 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 7/25/16 | Jason Laughlin and Samantha Melamed
    The first day of the Democratic National Convention saw travelers by car, train, and bus delayed. Officials at transportation agencies said it was likely that traffic jams, bus detours, and unexpected disruptions would continue to be part of getting around Philadelphia until the donkeys leave town. The first troubles came on I-95 during the morning commute. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation had initially planned to keep all lanes open to passenger vehicles, but over the weekend found that truckers were not aware of a ban on vehicles weighing five tons or more and were still using the highway, said Eugene...
  • Bernie Sanders Memo Shows Demands: ‘A Plane–Or I Contest The Convention’

    07/25/2016 6:49:34 PM PDT · by curth · 89 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 25 2016 | Neil McCabe
    Sen. Bernie Sanders will back Hillary Clinton in exchange for speaking opportunities at fall campaign rallies, a fully-funded campaign aircraft and a share of the credit for her hoped-for election, according to a negotiating memo obtained by BuzzFeed News and dated two days before the June 7 California primary. “Request a plane and staff for a series of fall rallies in battleground states … plane would be paid for by the DNC,” according the the Sanders memo, titled “End Game 2016” and addressed to “Bernie 2016.” The memo’s authenticity has not been confirmed by Breitbart News, but it has not...
  • Donald Trump did it

    07/25/2016 6:28:33 PM PDT · by kindred · 27 replies
    On July 19, the American people won the Republican Nomination to be president for Mr. Donald Trump over the objections of the Republican Party big shots, the ultra bias news media, and the never Trump crowd, as it has turned out being led by Ted Cruz. Now, following his rousing America First acceptance speech, the battle goes on to secure the presidency for Donald Trump and the people. The two sides in this continuing battle remain the same, Donald Trump and the people on one side against the same Trump haters and doubters, including Hillary Clinton and her Socialist followers...
  • DNC BREAKS FEDERAL LAW AT CONVENTION: VIOLATION OF SECTION 8 U.S. Code § 1324

    07/25/2016 6:17:46 PM PDT · by blueyon · 50 replies
    DML DennisMichaelLynch ^ | 7/25/16 | Adm/CrazyLeft
    The DNC aided and abetted two illegal aliens on Monday night during the nationally televised DNC Convention 2016 in Philadelphia. Thus, according to the law, the DNC twice violated Section 8 U.S. Code 1324. At 8:04pm local time, the DNC invited an illegal alien to accompany her daughter to tout Hillary Clinton for president. During her speech, which was televised on national TV, the daughter explicitly said her mother is in the United States illegally. Minutes before the mother and daughter team took to the stage, the DNC played a video showing the daughter communicating with Hillary Clinton during one...
  • Furious Sanders Supporters, Angry Media, Blistering Chaos Marks First Day Of Democratic Convention

    07/25/2016 6:13:48 PM PDT · by lafroste · 35 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 7/25/2016 | Tyler Durden
    Democrats were delighted to watch as last week's scandal-plagued Republican National Convention lurched from one fiasco to another until.... the Democratic National Convention was on the verge of crashing and burning (and that is not a pun on the searing Philadelphia heat) during its own disoragnized launch among angry supporters, blistering temperatures, sheer chaos, and a fractured organization that has left Republicans stunned in amazement at a Democratic party seemingly torn in two. As documented earlier, Bernie Sanders supporters disrupted the first day of the Democratic convention, repeatedly chanting and booing mentions of Hillary Clinton's name as the party's hopes...
  • Mississippi flag won't fly in Philly

    07/25/2016 6:11:30 PM PDT · by randita · 31 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 7/25/16 | Chris Palmer and Amy S. Rosenberg
    Mississippi's state flag didn't last long on Broad Street in South Philadelphia. City workers on Monday removed the red, white, and blue banner - which has the Confederate flag in the top left corner - from a lighting standard near Passyunk Avenue after dozens of protesters and some local residents asked for it to be taken down, city officials said. It had been put up about two weeks ago among a collection of state flags on South Broad. It won't be put up again, said Brian Abernathy, a deputy managing director for the city, who said, "The Confederate flag raises...
  • The Democrats built a wall around the podium

    07/25/2016 6:02:20 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 58 replies
    The Democrats built a wall around the podium. Richard Grenell ‏@RichardGrenell
  • Obama stands by refugee pledge after attacks in Germany

    07/25/2016 5:03:52 PM PDT · by PROCON · 51 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | July 25, 2016 | SUSAN CRABTREE
    President Obama is standing by his decision to ramp up the admission of Syrian refugees to the United States even after three refugees from Islamic countries attacked people in Germany over the last week. The 10,000 Syrian refugees the president wants to admit by October are subjected to more thorough screening and vetting than anyone trying to enter the United States, White House spokesman Josh Earnest stressed Monday. "That's why the president has confidence ramping up the number of refugees admitted to the United States," Earnest told reporters during his daily briefing. "Obviously, almost all of them are innocent people...
  • Berniacs' long strange trip ends up in Philly...sort of

    07/25/2016 3:59:49 PM PDT · by randita · 9 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 7/25/16 | Will Bunch
    They say news travels fast. But a cynic might have wondered Sunday whether word that Sen. Bernie Sanders has ended his presidential campaign and endorsed Hillary Clinton ever reached the far corners of Washington State, some 3,000 miles from the Wells Fargo Center. How else to explain this craziness — a wired and tired 42-year-old Shanda Masta, cigarette dangling from her fire-engine red nails, telling the story of how she and 21 complete strangers all met up Thursday morning at Seattle’s Safeco Field and then drive 70 hours non-stop in four vans and a tricked-out RV called “The Berniemobile.” They...
  • FBI Now Investigating DNC Emails: Instead of Blaming Republicans, Dems are Now Blaming the Russians

    07/25/2016 3:58:39 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 115 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 25, 2016 | Justin Holcomb
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation is once again involved with Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party. On Monday, the agency confirmed that it is investigating the release of thousands of e-mails that explicitly show tactics used to prevent Bernie Sanders from winning the Democratic nomination. And once again, one of Clinton's counter-parts has suddenly resigned as a result of a tumultuous scandal. "The FBI is investigating a cyber intrusion involving the DNC and are working to determine the nature and scope of the matter," the agency said in a statement. "A compromise of this nature is something we take very...
  • Protest crowds disrupted Broad Street Line to DNC

    07/25/2016 3:51:22 PM PDT · by randita · 11 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 7/25/16 | Jason Laughlin and Samantha Melamed
    SEPTA has partially restored service on the Broad Street Line, but protesters are still blocking the subway station Democratic National Convention attendees were expected to use for the evening's events. Democracy Spring protesters attempt to block access to the Wells Fargo on Broad Street during the first day of the Democratic National Convention. Southbound trains to AT&T Station began running again shortly before 5 p.m., but northbound trains have been canceled for all but credentialed passengers from Oregon Station to AT&T Station since about 4:30 p.m. People who are cleared to enter convention events are being allowed on northbound trains,...
  • Byko: Protesters are Berning mad

    07/25/2016 3:45:54 PM PDT · by randita · 9 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 7/25/16 | Stu Bykofsky
    IN DISAPPOINTING numbers, but with chips the size of hassocks on their shoulders, the first Philadelphia assembly of the Bernie Sanders Brigade gathered on the plaza in front of the Municipal Services Building Sunday at 1:30 p.m., under blistering Sunday heat. The 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on July 25-28. Aloe Blacc, Joe Walsh, Jason Isbell and other DNC-related concerts Katie McGinty calls U.S. Senate rival Pat Toomey the a-word Protest crowds disrupted Broad Street Line to DNC Their common bond, according to the platform speakers and people I interviewed, was love for Bernie and loathing for Hillary Clinton,...
  • Arrests and heat injuries as DNC Day 2 protests continue

    07/25/2016 3:42:15 PM PDT · by randita · 11 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 7/25/16 | Samantha Melamed, Aubrey Whelan, Justine McDaniel & Jason Nark
    About nine people with the group Democracy Spring, protesting corruption in politics, climbed over a low metal police barricade and were arrested outside the entrance to the Democratic National Convention Monday afternoon. The 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on July 25-28. Aloe Blacc, Joe Walsh, Jason Isbell and other DNC-related concerts Katie McGinty calls U.S. Senate rival Pat Toomey the a-word Protest crowds disrupted Broad Street Line to DNC Don't miss the buzz around town: Get our special DNC newsletter, delivered daily during the convention. They were among throngs of demonstrators for a range of issues who clogged Broad...
  • Hillary Tells Veterans She Takes "nothing more seriously than our security."

    07/25/2016 3:32:31 PM PDT · by AJFavish · 59 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 25, 2016 | Allan J. Favish
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LLzKEudhgA Listen at 14:09 when Hillary says: "I take nothing more seriously than our security." She did not discuss what the FBI Director said about her private email server, or how her State Department denied our Ambassador in Benghazi additional security, how she and Obama refused to rescue the Americans in Benghazi when lives could have been saved.
  • The Hitlery camp is accusing Vladimir Putin of leaking the hacked DNC emails to help Trump

    07/25/2016 3:12:22 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 76 replies
    powderedywigysociety ^ | July 25, 2016 | Thomas Madison
    This is REALLY interesting! The Hitlery camp is blaming Vladimir Putin of leaking the DNC emails which sent Debbie Wasserman Schultz into her current crash and burn. Hitlery Campaign Manager, Robby Mook, is claiming that Putin is leaking the emails in an effort to help Donald Trump win the election. Is that any worse than the DNC conspiring to screw Bernie Sanders out of the nomination? I think not, pardon my digression. Of course, Putin denies it, and the Trump campaign, in the person of Paul Manafort, labels the charge "absurd." But is it? There is no question that Putin...
  • Bishop Tobin: Tim Kaine’s Abortion, Gay Views ‘Clearly Contrary’ to Catholic Teaching

    07/25/2016 2:26:57 PM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    CNS News ^ | July 25, 2016 | Michael W. Chapman
    Truncated title. Full title: Bishop Tobin: Tim Kaine’s Abortion, Gay Views ‘Clearly Contrary’ to Catholic Teaching and Pope Francis Although some analysts describe Hillary Clinton’s vice presidential pick, Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.), as a devout, “Pope Francis Catholic,” whose faith is “central” to his work, Bishop Thomas J. Tobin said Kaine’s pro-choice position on abortion and support for gay marriage and women priests are views “clearly contrary to well-established Catholic teachings.” Bishop Tobin, head of the diocese of Providence, R.I., added that Kaine’s positions on those issues are also “opposed by Pope Francis.”