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  • California NIMBYs Kill Effort to Make Housing Affordable

    04/20/2018 7:18:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 04/20/2018 | Andrew Wilford
    California’s housing market faces challenges that have been building for decades. The median home price in the state has increased at several times the rate of median home prices across the country, leading to lower-income Californians fleeing the state in droves. One analysis estimated that housing problems cost California $140 billion annually in lost economic output. Faced with a means of addressing this issue, these activists pressured California legislators into killing reform legislation in its first committee hearing. California suffers from a severe housing shortage, as the state ranks 49th in housing density. Local governments have failed to allow sufficient...
  • Sacramento home for sale - to anyone who doesn't support Trump

    03/30/2018 7:05:45 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 56 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | March 30, 2018
    A Sacramento, Calif., area home is up for sale, but it comes with a catch. The homeowner has a political preference in mind for the next owner of her house, which has been in her family for decades. "She entertained people from all walks of life," said the homeowner who asked we not use her name for fear of retaliation. "I told her [the realtor] that I didn't want her to sell it to a Trump supporter," said the woman. She wants a sale contingent upon how someone votes, but is that legal?
  • Congress Has Defunded AFFH (Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing )

    03/29/2018 5:30:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    Powerline ^ | March 28, 2018 | Paul Mirengoff
    The omnibus bill Congress passed and President Trump signed last week is a disaster. However, one positive thing to come out of it, in addition of course to the increase in military spending, was the defunding of President Obama’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing regulation (AFFH). This is a move we’ve been advocating for some time. Finally, the Republican Congress pulled the trigger. AFFH enables the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to order more than 1,200 cities and counties that accepted any part of annual community development block grants to rezone neighborhoods along income and racial criteria. I have...
  • Does the right to bear arms extend to public housing?

    03/17/2018 8:49:34 AM PDT · by rktman · 38 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 3/17/2018 | Timothy Birdnow
    The Progressive left loves to assign "rights" to poor people who have no constitutional basis (the "right" to medical care, for instance) but is strangely reticent when it comes to your Second Amendment rights. Apparently, if you live in a housing project in East St. Louis, you had best surrender your guns at the door. From the Belleville News Democrat: The woman, who was identified in the lawsuit only as N. Doe, out of fear that her abusive ex-husband could find her if she was identified, has a valid Illinois FOID license and has been trained in firearm safety, according...
  • California to Take Over Housing Market

    03/11/2018 6:03:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 11, 2018 | Bruce Bialosky
    The California Legislature passed many bills this past session that were signed into law which gave the government greater control of the housing market. This is a perfect example of invasive government creating a problem, blaming others for the problem and then creating even more rules to destroy the market even further. The cost of housing in California is certainly a problem. The Business Insider identified that 18 of the top 25 most-costly housing markets in the U.S. are in California, with all of the top 10 being in the state. In a recent study by UC Berkeley, 56% of...
  • California’s housing crunch has turned liberals against one another

    03/01/2018 6:42:42 AM PST · by grundle · 39 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | February 28, 2018 | James Rainey
    BERKELEY, Calif. — A median-priced one-bedroom apartment in San Francisco rents for nearly $3,300 a month. In the Silicon Valley community of San Mateo, the median home will set you back almost $1.4 million. Even in semi-rural Petaluma in Sonoma County, at least an hour drive from the city, rent for a one-bedroom can reach $2,000 and more. To afford a place to live in the Bay Area, stressed workers and students are moving farther and farther out, commuting for hours a day from what used to be farm country. Others pile two and three to a room. In Los...
  • College Dropout Refuses to Leave her Dorm Room

    02/28/2018 9:01:38 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 62 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 28, 2018 | Julia Marsh and Ruthie Weissmann
    SNIP Hunter College is waging a court battle to evict a stubborn student who refuses to leave her dorm room some two years after dropping out. Delaware native Lisa S. Palmer — who has not paid rent since 2016 — refuses to leave Room E579 at the school’s 425 E. 25th St. co-ed dormitory, according to an eviction lawsuit filed in Manhattan Supreme Court. The 32-year-old “racked up a staggering $94,000 in unpaid residence hall charges on account of her continued occupancy, all the while ignoring Hunter College’s service of additional vacate notices,” said the suit. SNIP
  • L.A. County's homeless problem is worsening despite billions from tax measures

    02/19/2018 10:11:15 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 41 replies
    Los Angeles County's homeless population is increasing faster than the supply of new housing, even with the addition of thousands of beds in the last two years and millions of dollars beginning to flow in from two ballot measures targeting the crisis, according to a long-awaited report by the region's homelessness agency. The report showed that officials two years ago far underestimated how much new housing would be needed when they asked city and county voters to approve the tax measures. ... Peter Lynn, executive director of the homeless authority, said Friday that new cost figures had not been calculated,...
  • 'Declaration of war': liberals divided as California mulls housing push

    02/14/2018 10:14:44 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    The Guardian ^ | February 14, 2018 | by Erin McCormick
    Proposal aimed at keeping up with population growth would limit cities’ power over housing, handing more control to state. The mayor of Berkeley, California, has called it “a declaration of war”. A neighborhood group in Los Angeles said it would be akin to forcing Native Americans from their land. Amid a desperate housing crisis, legislators in the Golden State have prompted an outcry with new proposals that threaten to take the rulebook that governs American city planning and throw it out the window. Their proposition: reducing cities’ power to decide what gets built and putting more control into state hands....
  • 22 toxic days for Hillary Clinton (Waaaa! alert)

    10/19/2016 9:52:31 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | 16 October 2016 | Annie Karni and Glenn Thrush
    The polls point to the promised land. But she'll have to get past Trump and WikiLeaks first.___ The final three weeks should have been an anxious but happy time for a Hillary Clinton team on the cusp of making history. Her odds of victory, according to most prediction experts, sit north of 80 percent, and she has solidified modest but durable leads over Donald Trump in most battleground states. But Clinton's final sprint has become a joyless, nail-gnawing slog through Trump Tower’s moat of mudslinging — and the day-to-day worries of WikiLeaks’ dump of internal emails from campaign chairman John...
  • DNC Member: There's 'Less Funny Business' at the RNC

    12/12/2017 6:28:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 12, 2017 | Cortney O'Brien
    The DNC Unity Commission is going about as well as last year's unity tour. Tom Perez took over as Democratic National Committee chair in February and hoped to bring the wings of the party together, hoping to prove that Hillary Clinton supporters and Bernie Sanders supporters can get along. Instead, he was met with boos and heckles by frustrated liberals who believe the DNC rigged the primary for Hillary. That theory got plenty of traction from Donna Brazile's bombshell of a book. Failing to hold a fair election is bad enough, but according to one outspoken Democrat at the DNC...
  • Hillary Clinton Rips Matt Lauer Over Town Hall Interview in Her Book: ‘I Was Ticked Off’

    09/08/2017 1:14:10 PM PDT · by C19fan · 70 replies
    Mediaite ^ | September 7, 2017 | Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    In her new book What Happened, Hillary Clinton went after NBC’s Matt Lauer for his “Commander in Chief Forum” he held during the election. She explained about how upset she was that at a town hall interview that was supposed to focus on foreign policy, Lauer spent a substantial amount of time on her email scandal.
  • AFTER HILLARY CHOKED, HERE'S WHAT HAPPENED.

    10/18/2016 8:15:44 AM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 182 replies
    Web ^ | 10/18/2016 | Dick Bachert
    WHAT REALLY HAPPENED AT THE NBC PRESIDENTIAL FORUM WITH MATT LAUER DEMOCRAT HILLARY CLINTON’S BEHIND THE SCENES TIRADE AFTER NBC’s MATT LAUER ASKED CLINTON THE ONE QUESTION SHE HAD NOT PRE-APPROVED VETERAN NBC CAMERAMAN: ‘YOU REALLY HAD TO SEE THIS TO BELIEVE IT...SHE CAME APART – LITERALLY UNGLUED; SHE IS THE MOST FOUL-MOUTHED WOMAN I’VE EVER HEARD...AND THAT VOICE AT SCREECH LEVEL...AWFUL’ ”SHE LOOKED SO ENRAGED THAT WE ALL THOUGHT HER HEAD WOULD EXPLODE...IT WAS A FULL-ON MELT-DOWN AND THEN SHE SCREAMED SHE’D GET THAT F - - - ING LAUER FIRED FOR THIS. IT WENT ON FOR AT LEAST...
  • Donna Brazile Claims Emails She ‘Allegedly’ Sent CNN Questions to Clinton Team Don’t Tell ‘Complete

    02/27/2017 5:27:08 PM PST · by ColdOne · 26 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 2/27/17 | Stephen Obregon
    Full title.........................Donna Brazile Claims Emails She ‘Allegedly’ Sent CNN Questions to Clinton Team Don’t Tell ‘Complete Story’.................Former Democratic National Committee interim chairwoman Donna Brazile maintains that the Wikileaks emails showing her relaying CNN questions ahead of debates to Hillary Clinton during the Democratic primary do not "tell a complete story." In an interview with Politico published Monday, Brazile, a former CNN contributor, acknowledged the emails "allegedly" show her passing the information to the Clinton campaign. But she says the emails do not explain the full story. "You know, I think there's always a lot of confusion when something is put...
  • How Brazile’s book exposes liberal media’s Hillary health coverup

    11/07/2017 9:08:28 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 13 replies
    NY Post ^ | Nov 07, 2017 | Michael Goodwin
    Silly, silly Donna Brazile. She’s publishing a book detailing turmoil in the Democratic Party during the 2016 campaign, highlighted by her concern that Hillary Clinton was seriously ill and might need to be replaced by Joe Biden or Bernie Sanders. What’s the big deal? There’s no news here because all this was well-known and covered at the time by the big national newspapers and networks, right? Wrong. If Brazile were rehashing things we knew, there would be no book and no bombshell headlines now. Instead, she has thrown open a new and very big window on 2016 — and exposed...
  • Who got to her? Brazile suddenly changes tune on DNC 'rigging' for Hillary

    11/08/2017 10:19:55 AM PST · by ForYourChildren · 33 replies
    WND ^ | 11/07/2017 | Chelsea Schilling
    Clinton loyalists attack ex-DNC chair, who now says: 'I found no instances that the party rigged the process' Was the 2016 Democratic Party primary process between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders a “fair” fight? “I believe it was,” said former Democratic National Committee interim chair Donna Brazile, who was suddenly singing a very different tune Tuesday in an interview with CBS. In her new book released Tuesday, “Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns that Put Donald Trump in the White House,” Brazile had said exactly the opposite – indicating she doesn’t believe “the fight had been fair.”...
  • Hannity on Clinton-DNC Revelations: 'Highest Level of Corruption We Have Seen in Our Lifetime'

    11/04/2017 6:47:46 PM PDT · by topher · 51 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 4-Nov-2017 | FoxNews
    In his opening monologue tonight, Sean Hannity said Hillary Clinton has been "caught red-handed" after rigging the 2016 Democratic presidential primary. He explained that former interim Democratic National Committee chair Donna Brazile claims in her new book that she found proof that the Clinton campaign colluded with the DNC to rig the nomination process to ensure Clinton defeated Bernie Sanders.
  • DNC Chairman: Brazile's Claims Are 'Ludicrous,' Refuses To Say DNC Will Investigate

    11/06/2017 6:24:51 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 40 replies
    Townhall ^ | Nov 05, 2017 | Timothy Meads
    Current Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez joined Chuck Todd on Meet the Press today to discuss a wide variety of issues currently facing the DNC. Not surprisingly, much of the conversation centered around former interim DNC Chairwoman Donna Brazile's new book, Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump in the White House. In Hacks, Brazile alleges that the 2016 Democratic party primary was rigged via Clinton operatives within the DNC as well as a culture of corruption that slighted Bernie Sanders' primary efforts. Perez stressed his main focus as new DNC chair was...
  • Donna Brazile on FBI Re-Opening Clinton Investigation: It's 'Like an 18-Wheeler Smacking into Us'

    10/30/2016 12:26:34 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 40 replies
    Brietbart ^ | October 29, 2016 | Katherine Rodriguez
    Complete Headline: Donna Brazile on FBI Re-Opening Clinton Email Investigation: It's 'Like an 18-Wheeler Smacking into Us' Top Democratic officials and advisers to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton are worried about the new attention being brought to the re-opening of the Clinton email investigation and worry about its impact on the election. Clinton's advisers fear that the attention devoted to the emails could affect her chances in the election as well as candidates in down-ballot House and Senate races. "This is like an 18-wheeler smacking into us, and it just becomes a huge distraction at the worst possible time," said...
  • The Dam Breaks: Democrats Are Decisively Turning on Hillary

    11/02/2017 6:35:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 132 replies
    The National Review ^ | November 2, 2017 | David French
    But there’s still one last line they won’t cross. One of the most mystifying aspects of the 2016 election has been the short-term elevation of Hillary Clinton. She somehow went from being the “most qualified presidential candidate in history” to a spiritual figure, a person with a mystical presence. She walks the woods. She grants or denies absolution. When she speaks, grown women weep. Or at least they did yesterday. Today, things changed. Remember Donna Brazile? She’s the former CNN contributor and interim chairman of the Democratic National Committee. She last dominated the headlines in October of 2016, when a...