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  • Donald Trump is the New Palin Only Richer and Meaner

    08/27/2015 10:01:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Huffington Post's Latino Voices The Blog ^ | August 27, 2015 | Harry Franqui-Rivera, Ph.D. , Historian
    Jorge Ramos is the top news anchor at Univision and one of the most recognizable faces of the Latino community. On August 25, at a Donald Trump press conference in Dubuque, Iowa he was physically removed after asking tough questions on immigration to the presidential hopeful. Trump ordered him out after exclaiming "Go back to Univision". Once outside the conference room, one of Trump's supporters told Ramos: "It's not about you. Get out of my country! Get out! It's not about you." Those words translated Trump's true meaning. He has unleashed a campaign of hatred against the Latino community starting...
  • Democrats are Lyfting an Uber Opportunity Straight to the GOP

    08/20/2015 9:51:46 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 3 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 08-20-15 | Brother Bob
    It's no secret that Bernie Sanders hates Uber. So does Hillary. As Huffington Post's Jenny Che reports:Politicians are grappling with how to approach the ride-hailing app and the "on-demand economy," also referred to as the "sharing economy." In her economic policy speech Monday, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton seemed to distance herself from Uber, focusing instead on the implications for the labor market and the risks faced by drivers who aren't shielded by benefits and job security. “This ‘on demand’ or so-called ‘gig economy’ is creating exciting opportunities and unleashing innovation, but it’s also raising hard questions about workplace protections...
  • Washington, D.C. and Gun Violence Among Black Youth: A Bellwether City at a Crossroads

    08/20/2015 10:08:17 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    huffingtonpost.com ^ | 8/19/2015 | Dr. Lisa Fitzpatrick
    I don't imagine children in Georgetown or Chevy Chase would have similar reactions to the same sound. The episode is evidence of glaring disparities in safety and gun violence in Washington, D.C. This city the seat of international power and influence, yet parts of it, particularly the poorest parts, are being terrorized by gun violence. We desperately need solutions to this crisis. As the world watches, what will we do about it? Gun violence is on the rise in Washington, D.C. and the perpetrators are emboldened with violence spreading across the city. Those who pull the triggers are largely young...
  • Trump's Immunity and Why He Will Remain a Contender

    08/18/2015 8:10:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Huffington Post's Entertainment The Blog ^ | August 18, 2015 | Josh Nass, Public relations strategist
    By far the biggest story of the summer is Donald Trump's surging candidacy for the U.S. presidency. It's obvious why. Hate him or love him, Donald Trump knows how to captivate the public's attention. He seems immune from being hurt; I want to examine why. What is it about Donald Trump that allows him to survive any occurrence that no conventional political candidate could? And, not only that, but to use these instances to further galvanize his base of supporters, while growing it? This summer, we have seen example after example of this. People were horrified when he questioned Sen....
  • Hillary Clinton Is Overwhelmingly Popular Among Black Americans

    08/16/2015 3:26:11 PM PDT · by lbryce · 100 replies
    Huffington Politics ^ | August 11,2015 | Yujia Pan
    Black Americans view Hillary Clinton far more favorably than they do any other presidential contender, according to a Gallup survey released Monday. Eighty percent of black adults have a favorable impression of the Democratic front-runner and former secretary of state. Even when taking into account the percentage who view Clinton unfavorably, she still has a 68 percent net favorability rating among black Americans, a group that analysts at the Cook Political Report have called the "overlooked key to 2016." Clinton's favorability rating among black Americans eclipses those of the other Democratic hopefuls. The next highest rating belongs to Sen. Bernie...
  • Sharpton Calls For Black Churches To Lobby On Iran Deal

    08/16/2015 8:47:40 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 15, 2015 | By Mark Hensch
    Rev. Al Sharpton will push America’s black churches to lobby in favor of the Iran nuclear deal, a new report says. Sharpton is launching his push backing President Obama’s pact with Tehran this weekend, according to The Huffington Post. “I am calling on ministers in black churches nationwide to go to their pulpits Sunday and have their parishioners call their senators and congressmen to vote yes on the Iran nuclear plan,” he said Friday. “We have a disproportionate interest, being that if there is a war, our community is always disproportionately part of the armed services, and that a lot...
  • To the Angry Shopper Who Criticized Our Black Lives Matter Display

    08/13/2015 2:04:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    The Huffington Post's Black Voices The Blog ^ | August 13, 2015 | Jarek Steele, independent bookseller, writer and occasional activist
    This week, we received an anonymous letter in response to this window display commemorating the one year anniversary of Michael Brown's:There was no return address, and it wasn't signed. It was a very short message on a note card telling us that we had lost a customer. In it, the person said we stoked the flames of enmity between races and promoted division. The person asked us why we insisted upon doing that. It's hard to know how to respond. What I want to do is call up the customer and chat. I want to take him or her out...
  • Rand Paul: Income Inequality Comes From 'Some People Working Harder' Than Others

    08/09/2015 6:51:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Huffington Post's Politics ^ | August 9, 2015 | Dave Jamieson, Labor reporter
    "We all end up working for people who are more successful than us," the presidential hopeful said.Asked if his flat tax plan would further separate the haves from the have-nots, GOP presidential hopeful Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.) said Sunday that income inequality is the result of some Americans working harder than others, rather than economic policies. "The thing is, income inequality is due to some people working harder and selling more things," Paul told host Chris Wallace on "Fox News Sunday." "If people voluntarily buy more of your stuff, you'll have more money." Paul has proposed what he calls a...
  • Donald Trump, Black Lives Matter, And the Power of Disruption

    08/09/2015 7:28:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Huffington Post's Politics The Blog ^ | August 9, 2015 | Robert Kuttner, Co-founder and co-editor, 'The American Prospect'
    It was a good week for disruptive innovation. Three protestors affiliated with Black Lives Matter shut down Bernie Sanders yet again, this time at a Seattle rally Saturday afternoon. Meanwhile, Donald Trump escalated his disruptive impact on the Republican presidential field, with a post-debate remark implying that Fox reporter Megyn Kelly was menstruating when she asked him provocative questions, fittingly, about his coarse put-downs of women. The two forms of disruption invite comparison. BLM is disrupting the most progressive candidate in the Democratic field. Why? Because in the year since the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson, the issue of...
  • Advocacy Group Withholds Donations to Schumer over Iran Deal

    08/09/2015 9:36:48 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 37 replies
    Israel National News (INN) ^ | Sunday, August 9, 2015 | Cynthia Blank
    A "progressive" advocacy group in the US has pledged to withhold millions of dollars in campaign contributions to Sen. Chuck Schumer as well as other Democrats should they vote in Congress against the nuclear deal with Iran. Close to 18,000 people have signed a petition on MoveOn's website, called "No money for war hawks," the group told the Huffington Post on Friday. MoveOn, which touts itself as a "community of more than 8 million Americans...lead[ing] campaigns for progressive change," has committed in this latest petition to withhold $8.3 million that it would have otherwise donated to the Democratic Party. The...
  • T.D. Jakes Comes Out for ‘Gay Marriage’ and ‘LGBT Churches,’ Says Position is ‘Evolving’

    08/08/2015 9:27:02 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 72 replies
    http://christiannews.net ^ | August 7, 2015 | Heather Clark
    Megachurch leader and author T.D. Jakes says that homosexuals should attend congregations that affirm their lifestyle and that politics do not need to reflect biblical ethics, adding that his position on homosexuality is both “evolved and evolving.” During an interview with the Huffington Post on Monday, Jakes was asked by a viewer if he believes that homosexuals and the black church can co-exist. “Absolutely… I think it is going to be diverse from church to church. Every church has a different opinion on the issue and every gay person is different,” he replied. “And I think that to speak that...
  • A 25-Year-Old Documentary Donald Trump Tried To Ban Was Finally Released

    08/02/2015 11:53:36 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 113 replies
    Celeb Cafe ^ | 8/2/2015 | Jonatan Hoffman
    However, 25 years later the themes of this film still resonate with Trump's character. A quarter of a century later, here it is. In 1988, Leonard Stern commissioned the film as part of a celebrity businessman series. Here's a Huffington Post piece about the documentary by its original writer, and here's the press release announcing the online debut-it appears that the film covers some allegations... Trump grew wealthy during the 80's, the start of the "me generation" of moneymakers, and the "decade of greed". In it, he was revealed to be "the opposite of a small-government conservative" and someone who'd...
  • Trump’s teachable moment: Ralph Nader on what we should make of the billionaire's longshot candidacy

    07/27/2015 10:34:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | July 27, 2015 | Ralph Nader
    The brouhahas over billionaire Donald Trump show how broadcasters favor easy, juicy stories about powerful people’s bad words over harder, less sexy ones about their bad deeds. This is a teachable moment for the mass media. Failing to take Trump seriously could set a dangerous precedent for future candidates with fresh ideas, looking to shake up the controlling status quo. The Huffington Post, which carries my column, announced that it is excluding Trump from its political coverage and instead filing all stories about the man leading the Republican field, according to the most recent polls, under entertainment. If they existed...
  • HuffPo: Discovery of Planet Outside Solar System Is 'Bad News For God'

    07/25/2015 8:16:52 AM PDT · by PROCON · 95 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | July 24, 2015 | Matthew Balan
    Jeff Schweitzer heralded the discovery of an apparent Earth-like planet as a nail in the coffin for religion in a Thursday item on Huffington Post. Schweitzer, a scientist, "rationalist," and former Clinton administration senior policy analyst contended that "with this discovery, we come ever closer to the idea that life is common in the universe," and added that religions would "all will come out and say such a discovery is completely consistent with religious teachings. My goal here is to declare this as nonsense before it happens."The Huffington Post contributor led his article, "Earth 2.0: Bad News for God," by...
  • HuffPo Author: We Should Replace the Phrase "White Privilege" with "White Advantage"

    07/21/2015 11:55:05 AM PDT · by rightistight · 39 replies
    The Social Memo ^ | 7/21/15 | Aurelius
    Writing for the Huffington Post today, Daniel Cubias suggested that liberals get rid of the term "white privilege" with "white advantage," or another phrase that shows that whites receive societal benefits simply for being white. Cubias cautions in his piece Let's Get Rid of the Term 'White Privilege' that "white privilege" does indeed exist. However, the phrase itself is not catchy enough. Liberals were smart to change "global warming" to "climate change." He explains, "consider the worst branding decision of all time: "global warming". As we all know, climate deniers just scoff and say, "Then why was it so cold...
  • Huffington Post Will No Longer Report on Donald Trump in Political Coverage

    07/18/2015 6:08:20 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 29 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 07/17/15 | Jim Hoft
    Breaking today: The Huffington Post will no longer carry coverage of Donald Trump in their political coverage. He disagrees with them so he must be destroyed. How Stalinesque– Soviet leader Joseph Stalin would also airbrush political foes out of the news. They will carry coverage of Trump in the entertainment section. Breaking: Huffington Post Will No Longer Report on Donald Trump in Political Coverage Jim Hoft Jul 17th, 2015 1:19 pm 82 Comments Breaking today: The Huffington Post will no longer carry coverage of Donald Trump in their political coverage. He disagrees with them so he must be destroyed. trump...
  • Politics: Keeping Up With the Kardashians. And Sopranos.

    07/18/2015 5:51:28 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 7-18-2015 | MOTUS
    I heard that Huffpo will no longer be covering the Donald’s campaign as news: After watching and listening to Donald Trump since he announced his candidacy for president, we have decided we won't report on Trump's campaign as part of The Huffington Post's political coverage. Instead, we will cover his campaign as part of our Entertainment section. Our reason is simple: Trump's campaign is a sideshow. We won't take the bait. If you are interested in what The Donald has to say, you'll find it next to our stories on the Kardashians and The Bachelorette. Following their lead I will...
  • Liberal Panic: HuffPo Won’t Cover Trump in Politics

    07/17/2015 6:09:49 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 36 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 7-17-2015 | Julia Hahn
    As Donald Trump continues to rise in Republican presidential primary polls, The Huffington Post announced today that it will suddenly cease coverage of Trump’s campaign as part of its politics coverage. The news comes as a new slew of national polls places Trump at the top of the Republican field, threatening traditional Democratic and Republican interests who hope to keep issues like immigration off the national radar screen. The Huffington Post writes, “After watching and listening to Donald Trump since he announced his candidacy for president, we have decided we won’t report on Trump’s campaign as part of The Huffington...
  • Trump Slams ‘Unimportant’ HuffPost for Banishing Him from Politics Section

    07/17/2015 6:20:57 PM PDT · by GoneSalt · 25 replies
    Mediaite ^ | July 17, 2015 | Alex Griswold
    This led Trump to issue a blistering press release. “Mr. Trump is number one in the unimportant Huffington Post poll, along with all other recently released polls including Reuters, FOX, USA Today/Suffolk University and The Economist,” it points out. “If you read previously written Tweets [Ed. Note: We have], Mr. Trump has never been a fan of Arianna Huffington or the money-losing Huffington Post.”
  • HuffPo Treats Trump’s Campaign as ‘Entertainment’

    07/17/2015 12:04:49 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 17, 2015 | Cortney O'Brien
    Want updates on Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign? You’ll have to search next to their headlines on Kim Kardashian, says the Huffington Post. In a mocking note about the billionaire businessman Friday morning, the liberal site announced it would be treating the Donald’s White House run as “Entertainment.” After watching and listening to Donald Trump since he announced his candidacy for president, we have decided we won't report on Trump's campaign as part of The Huffington Post's political coverage. Instead, we will cover his campaign as part of our Entertainment section. Our reason is simple: Trump's campaign is a sideshow....
  • ‘Empowering’? Video shows Duke pornstar and ‘feminist’ being choked, degraded, and abused

    03/21/2014 8:04:00 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 42 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | March 20, 2014 | Ben Johnson
    DURHAM, NC, March 20, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – During a national media blitz, the Duke University student who makes pornographic films to pay her tuition has said her experience in the industry has left her feeling “empowered” and uplifted. But an anti-pornography activist has posted a shocking video graphically undermining her claims. “My experience in porn has been nothing but supportive, exciting, thrilling, and empowering,” Miriam Weeks, who revealed that she performs under the name Belle Knox, wrote on the feminist website xoJane.com last month. “For me, shooting pornography brings me unimaginable joy.” “It is my artistic outlet: my love, my...
  • HuffPo Writer: Pretty Much Everything is Racist

    07/14/2015 12:00:34 PM PDT · by rightistight · 40 replies
    The Social Memo ^ | 7/14/15 | Aurelius
    Huffington Post contributor John Metta published an article this past week in order to tell white people that pretty much everything in our culture is racist. According to Metta, this was originally "a "sermon" that I gave as a "congregational reflection" to an all White audience at the Bethel Congregational United Church of Christ." The piece, "I, Racist," lists a large number of things that sometimes don't even appear related to one another which are "racist," to the point where it seems that nearly everything that exists in American culture is problematic. Here are just a few things that Metta...
  • Huffington Post has Donald Trump in first place in the polls (Greta Wire)

    07/13/2015 2:36:55 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 26 replies
    Greta Wire. Fox News Insider ^ | 7/13/15 at 5:10 pm
    Headline only from Greta. Shows the aggregated results of polls with Trump 17.7% ahead of Jeb 13.9... .
  • Donald Trump: Resistance Leader

    07/12/2015 3:52:19 PM PDT · by Mariner · 81 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | 07/12/2015 5:32 pm EDT | Bill Schneider
    There's a reason why Donald Trump is stirring up the Republican race. The Republican Party has become a resistance movement, and Trump is leading the resistance. What it's resisting is the rise of the New America. That's the coalition of groups that were historically marginalized: immigrants, racial and religious minorities, gays, working women, single mothers, young people and "unchurched" Americans with no religious affiliation. It's a coalition united by a commitment to diversity and inclusion. And deeply opposed to symbols of exclusion like the Confederate flag, hostility to immigrants and homophobia. The coalition is growing in numbers as the U.S....
  • HuffPo Writer Horrified to Learn Daughter Likes the Color Pink, Imagines Herself as a Princess

    07/12/2015 9:51:39 AM PDT · by rightistight · 71 replies
    The Social Memo ^ | 7/12/15 | Aurelius
    Writing for AlterNet, Toni Nagy, who also writes for the Huffington Post and Salon, has written an article detailing her disappointment when she found out that her daughter likes the color pink and envisions herself as a princess. Her article, titled "What's a Feminist Mom to Do With a Disney Princess-Loving Daughter?" reads, "When I was pregnant, my prevailing philosophy was that gender was a construct created by social convention, and I was convinced my child would transcend the imposed definitions of femininity or masculinity." Ms. Nagy further "limited her screen time and tried to introduce a variety of stimuli...
  • HuffPo Article: "Racism was Created by White People"

    07/06/2015 10:28:58 AM PDT · by rightistight · 44 replies
    The Social Memo ^ | 7/6/15 | Aurelius
    Writing for the Huffington Post, Mandy Hitchcock declared that racism "was created by white people" and that it is entirely on white people to end it. In her article, titled "It's My Job to Raise Children Who Are Not Only Not Racist But Actively Anti-Racist," Hitchcock spends multiple paragraphs on the privileges that white people have. "Zero: the number of times I have discussed race or racism in any meaningful way with my white four-year-old son," Hitchcock writes. "Of all of the many privileges I enjoy as a white woman in America, this is by far the most significant." She...
  • Polygamy: The Marriage of the Tea Party, Wall Street, and Evangelicals Dissolves

    07/02/2015 7:18:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Huffington Post's Politics The Blog ^ | June 30, 2015 | Richard Brodsky, Senior Fellow, Demos
    It was a difficult marriage from the beginning. Its success was largely regional and state by state. But where it worked, it worked well, mainly the South and parts of the West. They papered over their differences for years. Now they've grown apart and a messy divorce looms. It wasn't exactly a shotgun marriage. The Wall Street/Koch Brothers crowd gleefully accepted the support of Tea Party and evangelical leaders, as long as austerity, high-end tax cuts and deregulation were part of the agenda. The cultural right needed money and legitimacy. Everybody got along. No more. The split was thrust into...
  • America Ferrera to Donald Trump: ‘No Chance of You Ever Winning This Election’

    07/02/2015 4:07:28 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 53 replies
    Yahoo TV ^ | July 2, 2015 | Joe Otterson
    “You see, what you just did with your straight talk was send more Latino voters to the polls than several registration rallies combined! Thank you for that,” Ferrerra wrote in a guest blog for the Huffington Post. “Here we are pounding the pavement to get American Latinos to the polls, while your tactic proves most effective,” she continued. “Remarks like yours will serve brilliantly to energize Latino voters and increase turnout on election day against you and any other candidate who runs on a platform of hateful rhetoric.”
  • Here Are The Best (Worst) Lines From Antonin Scalia's Raging SCOTUScare Dissent

    06/25/2015 8:39:25 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 32 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | June 25, 2015 | Ryan Grim and Dana Liebelson
    Backers of the Affordable Care Act were treated to twin delights on Thursday: First, the law was upheld, so nobody will be kicked off their insurance by the Supreme Court. And second, the dissent was written by Justice Antonin Scalia who, when angry (which is always), has a penchant for literary drama. "Words no longer have meaning," Scalia wrote in the dissent he read from the bench. They might not, but that didn't stop Scalia from piling them on top of each other in an angry heap. Here are some of the choicest of his meaningless words. [Snip] "Today's interpretation...
  • Community Organizer to Black Youth: Avoid Forgiveness, Do Not ‘Police Your Rage’

    06/22/2015 1:35:48 PM PDT · by don-o · 36 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | June 22, 2015 | Lee Stranahan
    In the wake of the gruesome massacre of nine black churchgoers by an angry racist white gunman in Charleston, South Carolina, comes an article that encourages black youth to be angry, racist, uninformed, unforgiving, intentionally opaque, and to explicitly exclude and ignore “white folks” in a direct call for unrest and anarchy. The most shocking part is that the call for uncivilized radical action comes not from some obscure underground revolutionary manifesto, but from an author with a conventional liberal resume, including a writing gig at the Huffington Post and a previous executive position with an ostensibly positive program working...
  • Jurassic World Called "Racist" Over Dinosaur Name

    06/21/2015 12:03:14 PM PDT · by rightistight · 76 replies
    The Social Memo ^ | 6/21/15 | Aurelius
    Some viewers of Jurassic World are taking offense to the film, calling one of the lines in the movie "racist." Specifically, the abbreviation of the dinosaur Pachycephalosaurus. During the course of the film, the Pachycephalosaurus escape from their enclosures, leading one character to shout, "The Pachys are out of containment!" This has led news outlets and Twitter users to call the film "racist." A British comedian originally brought attention to the line, offering a tongue-in-cheek rant against the dinosaur's name. However, people did not get the joke, and are actually calling the film racist. The Independent called the line "very...
  • NRA board member blames victim for Charleston shooting

    06/20/2015 4:27:34 AM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 37 replies
    AP ^ | 6/19/2015 | MICHAEL GRACZYK
    HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston attorney on the National Rifle Association's board of directors is blaming the deadly Charleston church shooting on one of the victims, saying the slain pastor had opposed concealed carry legislation as a state senator that could have saved him and his fellow worshippers. Related Stories 1. NRA executive suggests slain Charleston pastor to blame for gun deaths Reuters 2. Slain Pastor Clementa Pinckney’s Mission Suited His Storied Church The Wall Street Journal 3. And The First Person To Blame The Charleston Shooting On A Lack Of Guns In Church Is... Huffington Post 4. White gunman...
  • Jeb Bush Embraces Carbon Emissions Reduction To Address Climate Change

    06/19/2015 9:58:23 PM PDT · by plain talk · 93 replies
    Inquistr ^ | June 19, 2015
    Pope Francis weighing in on climate change in his latest encyclical is having an effect on the race for the GOP nomination, and candidate Jeb Bush, the Huffington Post is reporting today. Jeb Bush appears now to believe in human-caused climate change, and is embracing a reduction in carbon emissions. Bush was approached at the Road to Majority conference hosted by a reporter from the Undercurrent YouTube channel, who asked him what he planned to do about climate change. Jeb Bush answered, “Continue to embrace the reduction of carbon emissions that have taken place.”
  • A Sociologist Explains The Charleston Church Shooting And Racism In The U.S.

    06/19/2015 4:43:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Huffington Post's Science ^ | June 19, 2015 | Jacqueline Howard
    A shooting at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina, on Wednesday has shaken the country, leaving many reflecting on the state of race relations in the United States. Nine people, including Rev. Clementa Pinckney, the church's pastor and a South Carolina state senator, were shot to death by accused gunman Dylann Storm Roof at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. Authorities have called the shooting a hate crime. But how does one explain such a crime from a scientific perspective? What could lead someone to commit a racially motivated hate crime? What is racism -- and how can we...
  • Scott Walker Backs Constitutional Amendment Allowing States To Ban Same-Sex Marriage

    06/07/2015 2:53:20 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | June 7, 2015 | Amanda Terkel
    WASHINGTON -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) said Sunday that he supports a constitutional amendment that would bar the Supreme Court from granting marriage equality rights nationwide. The Supreme Court is expected to issue a decision this month that could grant, for once and for all, same-sex couples the right to wed across the country. But Walker said on ABC's "This Week" that he would support amending the constitution to protect states that still want to ban same-sex marriage. "I personally believe that marriage is between one man and one woman," Walker, a prospective GOP presidential candidate, said. "If the...
  • First Undocumented Immigrant '[bleep]ing Finally' Allowed To Practice Law In New York

    06/04/2015 12:52:46 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 59 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | June 4, 2015 | by Roque Planas
    The courts in New York have allowed an undocumented immigrant to practice law for the first time. Cesar Vargas, a leading voice in the immigrant rights movement, received the OK to practice his profession in a decision handed down Wednesday by a New York appeals court. "We find that the undocumented status of an individual applicant does not, alone, suggest that the applicant is not possessed of the qualities that enable attorneys to vigorously defend their client's interests within the bounds of the law," the ruling says, "nor does it suggest that the applicant cannot protect, as an officer of...
  • Americans (78%) Want Congress Members To Pee In Cups To Prove They're Not On Drugs

    06/02/2015 5:47:35 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 29 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 12-02-2013 | Staff
    While most Americans like the idea of drug testing for welfare recipients, they LOVE the idea of drug testing for members of Congress. According to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll, 64 percent of Americans favor requiring welfare recipients to submit to random drug testing -- a measure pushed by Republican lawmakers in recent years -- while 18 percent oppose it. But an even stronger majority said they're in favor of random drug testing for members of Congress, by a 78 percent to 7 percent margin. Sixty-two percent said they "strongly" favor drug testing for congressional lawmakers, compared to only 51 percent...
  • Ukraine Tries Adapting to Life Without Lenin

    05/26/2015 7:42:42 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 14 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 22, 2015 | Laura Mills
    [subtitle: New law bans Soviet street names, statues and other reminders of communist past, as some question priorities.] In a country where at least 4,000 localities had a main thoroughfare named after Lenin, outlawing remnants of the Soviet era like street names and statues was bound to cause problems... The phenomenon is so common now that it has its own name -- "Leninopad" or "Lenin-fall," a phrase that echoes the Ukrainian word for snowfall...
  • Gay Hotelier Mati Weiderpass Defends Hosting Ted Cruz In Impassioned New York Observer Op-Ed

    05/11/2015 3:21:50 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | May 11, 2015 | By JamesMichael Nichols
    Openly gay New York hotelier Mati Weiderpass penned an op-ed this week, lashing out at "gay extremists" for protests surrounding a discussion he hosted with presidential hopeful Ted Cruz in late April. Weiderpass and longtime gay business partner Ian Reisner are owners of the OUT NYC Hotel and 80 percent of the commercial property in New York's Fire Island Pines, among other properties patronized by the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. The two ignited large-scale backlash last month when they played hosts to a "fireside chat" with notoriously anti-gay presidential hopeful Sen. Ted Cruz in front of about...
  • Ted Cruz: Cop Helped Garland, Texas Shooters 'Meet Their Virgins'

    05/09/2015 4:19:04 PM PDT · by VinL · 70 replies
    HuffPost ^ | 5/9/2015 | S. Murdock
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) spoke about last week's shooting in his home state to supporters in South Carolina Saturday. “We saw the ugly face of radical Islam in Garland, Texas,” Cruz said, referring to the incident in which two gunmen opened fire near the Curtis Culwell Center before being shot and killed by police. "Thankfully, one police officer helped those terrorists meet their virgins," he said, according to The Hill. He delivered the speech at the South Carolina Freedom Summit in Greenville, which drew roughly a dozen Republican candidates and hopefuls, according to the Washington Post. Cruz shared three words...
  • Georgetown Professor Calls on Baltimore to Violently Riot

    04/29/2015 1:21:04 PM PDT · by rightistight · 41 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 4/29/15 | Aurelius
    Preston Mitchum, an adjunct professor at Georgetown and contributor to the Huffington Post and the Atlantic, incited rioters over the last few days, saying that protesters must "go forth with your righteous indignation." He also has shown a clear disdain of people's lives and property, writing that rioters have no other option than to attack their "oppressors." Mitchum seemed to go as far as telling protesters to destroy property, first saying that he doesn't care about people's homes and businesses: Then he tells rioters to "go forth with your righteous indignation:" And then says that burning down a CVS is...
  • Glenn Beck: 'The Good Has Far Out-Shadowed The Bad' In Ferguson

    09/04/2014 8:24:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | September 4, 2014 | Ashley Alman
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Conservative television and radio host Glenn Beck highlighted the good coming out of Ferguson, Missouri amid the protests and unrest that rattled the suburb following the Aug. 9 shooting death of Michael Brown. "Yes there were looters. Yes there were vandals. Yes there were bad cops. Yes there were good cops," Beck said. "The good, the good has far out-shadowed the bad." Beck commended Arianna Huffington for going beyond images of protests and tear gas to point to the good deeds being carried out in Ferguson. "At a time when most were using Ferguson to divide or gain power, Arianna...
  • Glenn Beck Ripped Conservatives While Trying to Get CNN Deal

    08/25/2014 6:46:28 PM PDT · by markomalley · 80 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 8/25/2014 | Tony Lee
    Glenn Beck was bashing Americans opposed to illegal immigration, decrying partisan politics, and positioning himself toward the center just as he was reportedly trying to strike a deal to get his programming on CNN.CNN's Brian Stelter reported that "the idea fizzled fast and talks aren't expected to resume." CNN and HLN are expected to lay off at least 550 more people in what is being called another "bloodbath," and Beck was reportedly trying to get on the HLN network, where he got his first break in cable television.Stelter, who is one of the best-sourced reporters in the television industry and...
  • Glenn Beck Rips Conservatives In The Huffington Post

    08/21/2014 6:51:34 PM PDT · by Viennacon · 71 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/21/2014 | John Nolte
    In a wide-ranging interview with The Huffington Post's Howard Fineman, Glenn Beck took the opportunity to again blast conservatives critical of his decision to greet the recent wave of underage illegal immigrants with toys and hot meals. "I don't understand those who cannot see the plight of children," Beck told HuffPo. The border issue is one example. Beck took heat from fellow conservatives for his decision to distribute large amounts of relief supplies through churches and other organizations in McAllen, Texas, to undocumented children caught at the southern border. Sen. Cruz was at his side. Beck's view is that the...
  • Story About First Business to ‘Publicly Vow to Reject Gay Weddings’ Was Fabricated Out of Nothing

    04/02/2015 7:01:12 AM PDT · by OttawaFreeper · 38 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 1, 2015 - 4:03 pm | Scott Ott
    The Huffington Post headline screams: Indiana’s Memories Pizza Reportedly Becomes First Business To Reject Catering Gay Weddings Memories Pizza is a nine-year-old shop in downtown Walkerton, Indiana, just a few blocks from John Glenn High School. It’s owned by an openly-Christian couple, the O’Connors, who decorate their shop with mementos of their faith in Christ. So how does a small business in a small town wind up making headlines around the world as the new avatar of Christian bigotry?
  • Lawyer In California Proposes Killing Gays With 'Sodomite Suppression Act'

    03/15/2015 9:28:46 AM PDT · by ToxicMich · 28 replies
    A lawyer in California has submitted a ballot initiative with the state Department of Justice calling for the death of anyone who engages in sodomy in the state, the San Diego Gay & Lesbian News reports.
  • Wisconsin and Minnesota: A One-Sided Political Competition

    03/12/2015 10:44:29 AM PDT · by Space Moose · 17 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 05 March 2015 | Steve Benen
    Wisconsin and Minnesota have long made fascinating bookends. As longtime readers may recall, the two neighboring states have similar sizes, similar populations, similar demographics, and even similar climates. But they don’t necessarily have similar politics, at least not lately. In the 2010 elections, the Badger State elected Scott Walker (R) governor and gave control of the legislature to Republicans, while the Gopher State made Mark Dayton (D) governor and, in 2012, elected a Democratic legislature*. The former got to work targeting collective bargaining and approving tax cuts, while the latter raised taxes on the wealthy and boosted in-state investments. Nearly...
  • Impossible to Resist: Addictive Food Report

    02/28/2015 5:44:37 AM PST · by xzins · 59 replies
    CBN ^ | February 25, 2015 | CBNNews.com
    If you feel like it is impossible to put certain foods down, there could be a reason. A new report is naming some of the most addictive foods and explaining why they are so hard to resist. According to the Huffington Post, the following foods are among the most addictive: pizza, chocolate, chips, cookies, and ice cream. The report shows foods that cause the most mental distress and physical discomfort are highly processed, as well as high in added fats and sugars. Food is not currently classified as an addiction, but experts say it can impact how you feel.
  • Lindros files lawsuit against former referee

    02/25/2015 2:31:31 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 28 replies
    TSN ^ | February 25, 2015 | Rick Westhead
    Eric Lindros has launched a $250,000 defamation lawsuit against former NHL referee Paul Stewart and the Huffington Post, after Stewart wrote a column for the online news website that allegedly made the former Philadelphia Flyers star forward look like a "dickhead." In documents filed in an Ontario court, Lindros says his reputation has been sullied after Stewart wrote about his poor on-ice relationship with Lindros, which was capped by an incident when Lindros allegedly tore up posters he was asked by Stewart to autograph for a charity.
  • AT&T Yahoo Home Page

    02/21/2015 3:44:20 PM PST · by donaldo · 10 replies
    Preponderance of left-wing drivel on AT&T Yahoo home page, specifically leading with loony Huffington Post stories.