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  • Mulvaney insists no quid pro quo with Ukraine after WH comments: ‘I didn’t say that’

    10/20/2019 8:03:38 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/20/2019 | Ronn Blitzer
    Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney insists he did not admit to wrongdoing by President Trump after comments he made during a marathon press briefing Thursday were interpreted as evidence of a quid pro quo linking military aid to Ukraine with an investigation of potential Ukrainian involvement with Democrats during the 2016 election. Democrats have accused Trump of temporarily delaying $391 million in aid in order to leverage Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky into helping the probe. Mulvaney seemed to indicate that the two were connected, but now he claims it was a misunderstanding. “That’s what people are saying...
  • When the Dream of Owning a Home Became a Nightmare

    10/19/2019 4:22:22 PM PDT · by karpov · 75 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 19, 2019 | Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
    When tens of thousands of African-Americans held the keys to their first homes in the early 1970s as part of a new federal program that encouraged black homeownership, they thought they were about to fulfill the American dream. Instead they got an American nightmare. The story begins with the urban uprisings of the late 1960s, which were reactions to decades of poverty, racism and a lack of opportunity. According to the Kerner Commission, a major cause was government-sponsored housing segregation that had confined African-Americans to rental housing in urban neighborhoods while subsidizing white flight to the suburbs. Black people, too,...
  • Murder, rape, slavery and genocide. Here’s why California must ditch Columbus Day

    10/12/2019 6:01:51 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 50 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | October 11, 2019 | The Sacramento Bee Editorial Board
    Even by the dismal standards of the 1400s, Christopher Columbus was a terrible human being. So why does California continue to honor him with his own holiday when other states have already replaced it with Indigenous Peoples’ Day? A brief review of the terrors he unleashed reveals why it’s time to make Columbus Day a relic of the past.
  • McConnell reaffirms he has 'no choice': Senate will take up impeachment if it passes House

    09/30/2019 1:45:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 87 replies
    Yahoo “News” ^ | September 30, 2019 | Christopher Wilson
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Monday that if the House impeaches President Trump he will “have no choice” but to hold a trial in the Senate and a vote on removing the president from office. His comments in an interview with CNBC confirm the position he took in an interview with NPR in March, and the conclusion of a Senate staff memo that was obtained by HuffPost. “Under the Senate rules we’re required to take it up if the House does go down that path, and we’ll follow the Senate rules,” McConnell said Monday. “It’s a Senate rule related...
  • Dallas Fed's Kaplan: U.S. needs more, not less, immigration for economic growth

    09/28/2019 9:41:51 AM PDT · by bkopto · 125 replies
    WIQB/Rooters ^ | 9/26/2019 | Howard Schneider
    Proposals to curb immigration will weigh on economic growth in the United States where the existing workforce is growing more slowly as the population ages, Dallas Federal Reserve president Robert Kaplan said on Thursday. "If you think you are actually going to cut the number of immigrants and grow GDP, those two things do not go together ... You need to grow the workforce," Kaplan said. He suggested the United States consider reforms that would allow more immigration based on surveys of needed skills. "Trade and immigration loom very large as opportunities for the U.S. to grow faster as opposed...
  • UN releases first-ever report on anti-Semitism highlighting uptick

    09/23/2019 5:24:07 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | 09/23/2019 | Talia Kaplan
    The United Nations released an “unprecedented” report on anti-Semitism on Monday, which pointed out that the frequency appears to be increasing. It also linked anti-Semitism to denunciations of Israel as well as the Palestinian-led Boycott Divestment Sanctions (BDS) movement, which calls for a boycott of all Israeli products. The report stressed that the “prevalence of anti-Semitic attitudes and the risk of violence against Jewish individuals and sites “ is significant. The report, “Combating Antisemitism to Eliminate Discrimination and Intolerance Based on Religion or Belief,” was released on Monday by U.N. Human Rights Council’s special rapporteur on freedom of religion or...
  • Poway shooter: I was ‘defending our nation’

    09/21/2019 4:26:20 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 22 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/9/19 | Cnaan Liphshiz
    The accused gunman in the deadly shooting at a San Diego-area synagogue told a 911 operator in the moments after the attack that he did it to save white people from Jews. The recording was played Thursday at a preliminary hearing in San Diego to determine if the case should proceed to trial, the Associated Press reported. One woman was killed and three people were wounded in the April 27 shooting at the Chabad of Poway synagogue. “I’m defending our nation against the Jewish people, who are trying to destroy all white people,” John Earnest told the operator, adding that...
  • Pelosi Says Congress Should Pass New Laws So Sitting Presidents Can Be Indicted

    09/20/2019 2:23:24 PM PDT · by mplc51 · 67 replies
    NPR ^ | September 20, 2019 | Susan davis
    In an exclusive interview with NPR, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she has not changed her mind on pursuing impeachment but is ready to change the law to restrain presidential power and make it clear that a sitting president can, in fact, be indicted. "I do think that we will have to pass some laws that will have clarity for future presidents. [A] president should be indicted, if he's committed a wrongdoing — any president. There is nothing anyplace that says the president should not be indicted," Pelosi told All Things Considered host Ari Shapiro and NPR congressional correspondent Susan...
  • Critics blast new ‘Rambo’ as racist, pro-Trump

    09/20/2019 4:02:40 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 97 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | September 19, 2019 | Zachary Leeman
    Critics are branding the new “Rambo” movie as racist because it dares to depict the actual violence that takes place on the Unites States’ southern border. “Rambo: Last Blood” is being slammed by professional critics as xenophobic, racist, and a call for President Trump’s border wall thanks to its politically incorrect storyline.
  • Buttigieg Draws On Bible, Suggests Unborn Babies Can Be Aborted Up Until Their First Breath

    09/06/2019 6:10:40 PM PDT · by Morgana · 72 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | SEPT. 6, 2019 | Mary Margaret Olohan
    Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg suggested Friday that unborn babies can be aborted up until they draw their first breath, saying parts of the Bible mention “how life begins with breath.” The South Bend, Indiana, mayor spoke with “The Breakfast Club” on Friday morning about his comprehensive Douglass Plan, his thoughts on whether America is ready for a gay president, and whether black voters should vote for him. Buttigieg discussed how the Bible talks about life beginning with breath, and suggested this would be one way to determine when life began in relation to abortion debates. WATCH: **video on link**...
  • Entire fire company shuttered because they wouldn't address member's Proud Boys connection

    09/05/2019 1:21:52 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 80 replies
    NBC News ^ | Elisha Fieldstadt
    A Pennsylvania fire company was closed by town officials on Wednesday after the company's leadership refused to address that one its volunteer firefighters was affiliated with the extremist group the Proud Boys. Officials in Haverford Township, in Delaware County, were informed on Aug. 12 that a volunteer with the Bon Air Fire Company was affiliated with "an organization described as an extremist group," the township's manager David Burman wrote in a statement released Thursday. The township immediately launched an investigation, which included interviewing the volunteer, who admitted he was involved with the Proud Boys, Burman said. The volunteer revealed he...
  • Sun Belt or Rust Belt? Democrats search for path to power

    09/05/2019 1:43:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Associated Press ^ | September 5, 2019 | Nicholas Riccardi
    As Democrats try to win control of the White House and the Senate in 2020, they face a geographical puzzle — the path to the presidency may conflict with the one to a Senate majority. Democrats’ best shot at the White House is to win back their old turf — the Rust Belt states heavy with working-class white voters who have become increasingly difficult to hold in the party’s tent. But the path to winning the Senate travels through what many believe is the Democrats’ territory of the future. College-educated suburbanites, young people and minorities make up the winning coalition...
  • Democrats face identity crisis in next phase of 2020 race

    09/03/2019 7:19:18 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Associated Press ^ | September 3, 2019 | Steve Peoples
    Doug Ogden doesn’t know what to do. The 75-year-old retired law enforcement officer is disgusted by President Donald Trump. But he can’t imagine voting for a Democrat in 2020, either. A self-described independent in South Carolina, Ogden doesn’t recognize the modern-day Democratic Party. “The state of the Democratic Party is wild against wilder,” says Ogden, standing with his arms crossed at a recent town hall meeting for Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg. “It scares me.” At the core of Ogden’s concern is a broader question about the direction of the Democratic Party and its values in the age of Trump....
  • Remarks against Antifa prompt FBI seizure of former Marine’s weapons under Oregon’s ‘red flag’ law…

    09/01/2019 5:47:57 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 76 replies
    Fox News ^ | 09/01/2019 | Dom Calicchio
    A former Marine who said at a protest that he would “slaughter” Antifa members in self-defense, if attacked, recently had his five weapons confiscated by the FBI, according to reports. The temporary seizure came through the use of Oregon’s “red flag” law, which allows law enforcement agencies and family members to seek a court order to have weapons taken away from an individual viewed as potentially violent. Such laws are often opposed by supporters of Second Amendment gun rights. The former Marine, Shane Kohfield, 32, was not charged with any crime, but surrendered five guns, including an AR-15 rifle, according...
  • Hundreds of young people join Greta Thunberg in climate protest outside UN

    08/31/2019 3:45:23 PM PDT · by Libloather · 61 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 8/30/19 | Miranda Bryant
    Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg was joined by swelling and excited crowds of American teenagers at a protest outside the UN headquarters in New York on Friday, in a further blossoming of the youth environment movement given extra thrust by the Swede’s transatlantic boat crossing. Some US children said they were at their first ever climate demonstration; others said they had been passionate about the environment for a while but had been galvanized to act by Thunberg’s rising profile. On Friday afternoon, Thunberg and two young activists were spontaneously invited inside the UN for a meeting with a senior leader,...
  • Equality bill: Why you can still be fired in US for being gay (barf alert)

    08/30/2019 6:54:41 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 10 replies
    BBC News ^ | 29th August 2019 | Anthony Zurcher
    In May the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives passed sweeping new civil rights protections for LGBT Americans. The Republican-controlled Senate has yet to act, however, and supporters of the legislation - including pop star Taylor Swift - are getting frustrated. The Equality Act, as it's called, expands workplace, education and public accommodation protections that currently prohibit discrimination based on race, gender and disability to include sexual preference and gender identity. The federal law would nationalise legal safeguards that are currently afforded to varying extent in only 22 states and the District of Columbia. In the remaining states, it is legal for...
  • Former Canadian PM says she's 'rooting for a direct hit' of Hurricane Dorian on Mar-a-Lago

    08/29/2019 7:20:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 91 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08/29/2019 | Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    Former Canadian Prime Minister Kim Campbell said Thursday that she wished for Hurricane Dorian to make a “direct hit” on President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club in Florida. The strengthening storm churned over the warm, open waters of the Atlantic on Thursday as forecasts showed Dorian tracking toward Florida’s east coast — prompting Trump to warn Dorian “will be BIG!” Forecasters believe the storm will strengthen into a Category 3 hurricane by Friday, and stay well east of the southern and central Bahamas before making a turn toward Florida by Sunday afternoon. At that time, the latest NHC forecast is for the...
  • Democratic Party embraces nonreligious voters, criticizes 'religious liberty' in new resolution

    08/29/2019 12:05:14 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08/29/2019 | Caleb Parke
    The Democratic National Committee (DNC) passed a resolution Saturday praising the values of “religiously unaffiliated” Americans as the “largest religious group within the Democratic Party.” The resolution, which was unanimously passed at the DNC’s summer meeting on Aug. 24 in San Francisco, Calif., was championed by the Secular Coalition of America, an organization that lobbies on behalf of atheists, agnostics, and humanists on public policy. The group celebrated the DNC’s move as the first time a major party “embraced American nonbelievers.” “Religiously unaffiliated Americans overwhelmingly share the Democratic Party’s values,” said the resolution, which adds they should advocate for “rational...
  • Why Everything You Think You Know About Christian Zionism Is Wrong

    08/28/2019 8:31:47 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 79 replies
    Jewish Daily Forward ^ | August 26, 2019 | Raphael Magarik
    Evangelical Christianity remains one of the few topics about which it remains permissible, and possibly even praiseworthy, for a Jewish liberal to know nothing. Take evangelical attitudes toward Israel. Almost every time the subject comes up, someone will explain that Christian Zionism conceals, under a cloak of philo-Semitism, a nefarious agenda. Christian Zionists support Israel, supposedly, to hasten the end-times, when, as Bible professor Candida Moss writes, “Jews must convert or die.” Political scientist Elizabeth Oldmixon explains that evangelicals are part of “movement in Christianity that’s as old as Christianity itself,” and want to hasten “a millennium in the future,”...
  • ‘Peace park’ removes United Nations flag after objections [Sherborn MA]

    08/23/2019 6:48:41 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 23, 2019 | Philip Marcelo
    Who knew a “peace park” could be so contentious? The Pacifist Memorial in the Boston suburb of Sherborn has been forced to take down a United Nations flag after residents objected. Memorial founder Lewis Randa removed the flag and its flagpole last week because residents of the luxury townhome development where it’s now located say the items violated their property agreement. But Randa says he and others were simply restoring a flag, which he concedes was not part of the original memorial but had flown for decades on the grounds. He said it’s “inexcusable” that the UN flag isn’t allowed...