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  • White House proposed releasing immigrant detainees in sanctuary cities, targeting political foes

    04/12/2019 3:47:25 AM PDT · by Libloather · 67 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 4/11/19 | Rachael Bade, Nick Miroff
    White House officials have tried to pressure U.S. immigration authorities to release detainees onto the streets of "sanctuary cities" to retaliate against President Donald Trump's political adversaries, according to Department of Homeland Security officials and email messages reviewed by The Washington Post. Trump administration officials have proposed transporting detained immigrants to sanctuary cities at least twice in the past six months - once in November, as a migrant caravan approached the U.S. southern border, and again in February, amid a standoff with Democrats over funding for Trump's border wall. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's district in San Francisco was among those...
  • Amazon employees push for company to 'be a climate leader' to combat global warming

    04/11/2019 9:44:16 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 44 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | April 10, 2019 | by Jason Abbruzzese
    More than 3,500 Amazon employees have signed a letter urging the e-commerce giant to take action on climate change, adding to growing activism by technology workers directed at their companies. The letter, published Wednesday on the blogging platform Medium, calls for Amazon to publicly detail how it plans to handle disruption brought on by climate change and reduce its dependence on fossil fuels. "Amazon has the resources and scale to spark the world’s imagination and redefine what is possible and necessary to address the climate crisis. We believe this is a historic opportunity for Amazon to stand with employees and...
  • California Rep. Swalwell joins Democratic presidential race

    04/08/2019 4:45:58 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 119 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 8, 2019 | Associated Press
    California Rep. Eric Swalwell is officially in the running for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. Swalwell made the announcement during a taping Monday of CBS’ ”The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” The congressman says, “I see a country in quicksand, unable to solve threats from abroad, unable to make life better for people here at home.” He says, “None of that is going to change until we get a leader who is willing to go big on the issues we take on, be bold in the solutions we offer and do good in the way that we govern.” He says:...
  • The electoral college is a failure. The Founding Fathers would probably agree (Mega Barf Alert)

    04/08/2019 3:09:25 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 93 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | April 8, 2019 | Joshua Spivak
    As the presidential campaign heats up, so too has the movement to abolish or otherwise neutralize the electoral college. Some advocates argue that the electoral college was originally established to help less-populated states retain power, or to have every part of the country heard from in electing a chief executive. Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) claims the system was designed to help the slave states. But these are modern interpretations of what really happened at the Constitutional Convention of 1787. The electoral college was designed with two purposes: to separate the branches of government in an attempt to avoid “cabals” and...
  • Investor calls Cortez 'financially illiterate' for her role in destroying the Amazon deal

    04/06/2019 7:11:51 PM PDT · by Libloather · 54 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/06/19 | Lauren Fruen
    An investor has labelled Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez 'financially illiterate' for her role in destroying the Amazon deal which saw the retail giant pull out of New York. Tracy Maitland, president and chief investment officer of Advent Capital Management, was speaking at an Al Sharpton conference in the city where AOC had herself earlier unveiled a radical 2020 victory plan for Democrats. During a panel discussion Maitland said: 'The people campaigning against the Amazon campus are financially illiterate.' He later told The New York Post: 'This was a disgrace. I partially blame AOC for the loss of Amazon. She doesn't know what...
  • On Joe McCarthy, Washington Post Gets It Embarrassingly Wrong

    04/06/2019 11:26:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 94 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 4/6/2019 | Jack Cashill
    The headline of Jonathan Zimmerman's article in the Washington Post, "How Trump finally turned Republicans against McCarthyism," alerted me to the possibility that Zimmerman has never spoken to a Republican in the wild. The subhead, "After nearly 70 years, Republicans have stopped defending Joe McCarthy," confirmed my suspicions. Zimmerman insists that the "new consensus" among Republicans is that "McCarthyism was, in fact, a massive, unpardonable assault on freedom, fairness and the rule of law." This is nuts. In reality, McCarthy's status among Republicans is higher now than it has been since his untimely death in 1957.
  • Inside the spectacular fall of the granddaddy of right-wing conspiracy sites (WND)

    04/03/2019 11:30:29 AM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 57 replies
    WaPo ^ | April 2, 2019 | Manuel Roig-Franzia
    In the feverish heyday of the “birther movement,” conspiracy-hungry readers swarmed to a website called WorldNetDaily for the latest on the specious yet viral theory that President Barack Obama was not born in the United States. The site’s founder, Joseph Farah — a former newspaperman with a dense, jet-black mustache and a cloak-and-dagger mystique — boasted in 2010 that he was well on the way to generating $10 million a year in revenue. His Northern Virginia-headquartered news site, known by the acronym WND, was having its moment by stoking rumors about Obama. But Farah — a conservative Internet pioneer who’d...
  • Trump incorrectly says that his father was born in Germany (making the rounds on MSM)

    04/03/2019 11:53:54 AM PDT · by gattaca · 100 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 2, 2019 | Justin Wise
    President Trump on Tuesday incorrectly said his father was from Germany while expressing frustration about the country’s payments toward NATO. "Germany, honestly, is not paying their fair share," Trump said at the White House before noting that he has "great respect" for German Chancellor Angela Merkel and "great respect for the country." "My father is German, was German," he continued. "Born in a very wonderful place in Germany, so I have a great feeling for Germany." The Washington Post said it as least the third time Trump has made this particular claim about his father, Fred Trump, who was born...
  • Washington Post: How Erdogan will respond to people's rebuke to him?

    04/02/2019 4:43:13 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 24 replies
    ANHA Hawar News ^ | 02 Apr 2019, Tue - 15:14 (2019-04-02T15:14:00) | NEWS DESK
    The editor of the Washington Post said that Erdogan who failed in the local elections has now refused to make concessions on Russian missiles or Syrian Kurds. Trump's administration will have no choice but to treat him as a rival. The editor wonders how Erdogan will react to the people's rebuke to him,The editor of the Washington Post talks about the results of local elections in Turkey, which he sees as a referendum on Erdogan's increasing authoritarian leadership.The editor notes that Erdogan used all his cheap tools that would have led the country to explosion in an attempt to rally...
  • Why I don't really, really understand the black middle class

    04/02/2019 9:37:25 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 18 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | June 19, 2018 | Professor Donald Collins
    It's amazing how similar middle-class and well-positioned African Americans are to white elites in their perspectives on US politics. They continue to play in the sandbox of respectability politics and civility, as if only since the election of Donald Trump as president has racial and socioeconomic progress been in jeopardy. Take Washington Post columnist Colbert I King's reaction to US Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement last month. The "honor - or from, my point of view, blame" for strengthening the right-wing hold on the Supreme Court
  • Whole Foods will slash prices on hundreds of items starting Wednesday

    04/01/2019 3:16:58 PM PDT · by Monrose72 · 45 replies
    CNBC ^ | 04-02-19 | Lauren Hirsch
    Whole Foods will slash prices on hundreds of items starting Wednesday, extending its focus beyond enticing Prime shoppers. The specialty grocer's last major price cut for all customers was in Nov. 2017. In the interim, it has been rolling out more perks catered to members of Amazon Prime, like offering them an extra 10 percent off discounted products. Amazon, which acquired Whole Foods in July 2017, had hoped to convert more Prime members into Whole Foods shoppers. The better Whole Foods is able to sync in-store shopping with Amazon Prime, the better it will be able to target its ads...
  • News Summary And Intelligence Report Sunday 3/31-Monday 4/1/2019

    04/01/2019 4:53:30 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 5 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 3/31/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    A private investigator for Amazon and "Washington Post" owner Jeff Bezos says that Saudi Arabia hacked into Bezos's phone and accessed his data...... North Korea says a raid on its embassy in Madrid, Spain was a "grave terrorist attack"..... In Malaysia, A Vietnamese woman accused of spraying the nerve agent VX onto the face of North Korean ruler Kim Jong-un's half brother Kim Jong-nam has entered a guilty plea to a lesser charge..... German police released 11 men who were arrested in pre-dawn raids early Saturday morning...... He's a comedian who's portrayed the President of Ukraine, but now Volodymyr Zelenskiy...
  • Hillary Clinton surprises guests in rock-star fashion at National Portrait Gallery exhibition[tr]

    03/31/2019 3:51:35 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 73 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 3/29/2019 | Sarah Polus
    “Our next guest needs no introduction,” Rep. Doris Matsui (D-Calif.) told the crowd gathered in the atrium of the National Portrait Gallery on Thursday night. “A former first lady …” Excited murmurs start growing in the audience gathered to celebrate the museum’s newest exhibition, “Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence,” ahead of next year’s 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment. A younger girl turns to her friend. “Oh, my God. … Do you?” “A former secretary of state,” the Democratic congresswoman from California continues. “Hillary?” another guest excitedly whispers, eyes widening. Then Matsui hits the nail on the head:...
  • Trump calls for revoking New York Times, Washington Post Pulitzers for Mueller coverage

    03/30/2019 4:27:25 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 19 replies
    Pollutico ^ | 03/29/2019 08:49 PM EDT | CHRISTIAN VASQUEZ
    President Donald Trump on Friday called for the New York Times and the Washington Post to have their Pulitzer prizes rescinded for their coverage of the special counsel's Russia investigation. “So funny that The New York Times & The Washington Post got a Pulitzer Prize for their coverage (100% NEGATIVE and FAKE!) of Collusion with Russia - And there was No Collusion! So, they were either duped or corrupt? In any event, their prizes should be taken away by the Committee!” Trump tweeted. Trump has lashed out at the media in recent days after a synopsis of special counsel Robert...
  • Ocasio-Cortez Mocked With Hilarious Billboard After ZERO Senators Voted For Her Green New Deal

    03/28/2019 1:09:53 PM PDT · by yoe · 36 replies
    I Love My Freedom ^ | March 28, 2019 | Martin
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been mocked with another billboard after zero senators voted for her socialist Green New Deal this week. The Job Creators Network scorched Ocasio-Cortez with two gigantic billboards in New York City after the Senate voted down the Green New Deal bill,
  • Only black reporters allowed in Georgia mayoral race event

    03/28/2019 3:51:19 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 45 replies
    Online Athens ^ | 3/27/19
    Race was front and center on Wednesday night during a meeting coordinated to garner support for just one black candidate in Savannah’s mayoral election. With signs stating “Black press only” on the doors of the church where the meeting was held, white reporters were barred from entry, while black reporters for at least two television stations were permitted inside. The event was coordinated by the Rev. Clarence Teddy Williams, owner of the consulting firm, The Trigon Group, who declined to discuss the entry policy. Former Savannah Mayor Edna Jackson declined to comment before going inside, as did Chatham County Commissioner...
  • Abrams Adviser Rips ‘Exploitative’ Biden’s ‘Entitlement’...

    03/28/2019 7:11:51 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 Mar 19 | Tony Lee
    An adviser to failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams on Wednesday evening ripped former Vice President Joe Biden for his “entitlement” for wanting Abrams “to save his ass” in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary. In a BuzzFeed report that details the blowback from Abrams’ supporters that even surprised Abrams after various outlets reported that Biden was considering naming Abrams as his vice presidential pick when he announces his candidacy, an Abrams adviser told the outlet that the stories were “particularly exploitative” because “Biden couldn’t be bothered to endorse Stacey in the gubernatorial primary.” “Now he wants her to save his...
  • Time to Investigate the Washington Post’s Qatari Collusion?

    03/28/2019 1:36:28 PM PDT · by detective · 11 replies
    Front Page ^ | March 28, 2019 | Daniel Greenfield
    Even as the New Zealand government was condemning the Erdogan regime for using mosque shooting footage in its election rallies, the Washington Post decided to give the Islamist tyrant a platform. It was the second time in six months that The Post had given Erdogan a platform. Recep Tayyip Erdogan has prisons full of political dissidents. He has silenced the media and has tortured opponents. His brutal Islamist regime has been described as the world’s biggest jailor of journalists. It’s been estimated that a third of the world’s imprisoned journalists have been locked up by his regime. But that didn’t...
  • Mr. President, beware the mistakes of Richard Nixon

    03/26/2019 10:14:12 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 60 replies
    washingtonpost ^ | 03/22/2019 | Patrick Leahy
    was first elected to the Senate in November 1974, just three months after President Richard M. Nixon resigned. Congress and the nation were both shaped and scarred by the Watergate scandal, by the strain it placed on our democratic institutions, and the mistrust in government that ensued. Those years serve as a reminder that a democracy hidden from the people is no democracy at all. The parallels between then and now are many. In both sagas, a politically motivated theft — one a burglary, the other a hacking — led to an investigation described by the president as a “witch...
  • George Conway: Trump is guilty — of being unfit for office

    03/26/2019 8:24:57 PM PDT · by BurgessKoch · 65 replies
    WaPo ^ | March 26, 2019 | George Conway
    Very little was surprising about the conclusion of the special counsel’s investigation. For one thing, it wasn’t surprising that Robert S. Mueller III’s probe prompted great commotion — a federal investigation involving a sitting president is a momentous event, and concluding it, a historic moment. And most, but not all, of the details in the attorney general’s letter of “principal conclusions” were unsurprising as well. Let’s start with question of “collusion.” It was never precisely clear what that nonlegal concept meant. If it means what Mueller reasonably took it to mean — an “agreement,” “tacit or express,” with the Russians...