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  • Kerry - If Israel rejects a two-state solution, "it can be Jewish, or it can be democratic."

    11:45 a.m. Secretary of State John Kerry says that if Israel rejects a two-state solution for peace with the Palestinian people, "it can be Jewish or it can be democratic."
  • Most Germans think Trump won't last four years in office [per YouGov]

    03/27/2017 4:09:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 58 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 27 March 2017 17:36 CEST+02:00 | Emma Anderson
    Early on in Donald Trump’s American presidency, Germans still hold relatively negative views of the US leader, a poll released on Monday revealed. More than half of Germans (55 percent) don’t think Trump will last as president for his entire four-year term, according to a survey released by YouGov on Monday. The opinion research group polled more than 1,000 people between February 20th and 23rd. Most Germans polled have generally voiced negative views of Trump since before the November election, when another YouGov poll days before voting day showed 65 percent of Germans said they would feel “afraid” if he...
  • Ellison says Democrats must fight Republicans at all levels

    03/26/2017 8:11:47 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 25, 2017 5:51 PM EDT | Kathleen Ronayne
    Democrats need to prepare for an ongoing fight against Republicans at all levels of government, not just the White House, their newly appointed deputy national chairman said on Saturday. “We can’t just say it’s all about Trump,” Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., said at the New Hampshire Democratic Party’s annual meeting. Ellison, who lost his bid for chairman of the Democratic National Committee to former Labor Secretary Tom Perez, said the party had lost focus on state legislatures and governorships. Democrats, he said, need a cohesive national message that can inspire ordinary Americans. “We’ve got to have a higher vision than...
  • A Roadblock to the Court for Neil Gorsuch

    03/24/2017 9:55:39 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 49 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 24, 2017 | The Editorial Board
    Senate Republicans had to know there would be a price for their unprecedented theft of President Barack Obama’s final Supreme Court pick last year. On Thursday, Chuck Schumer, the Senate minority leader, named it: Either find 60 votes to overcome a filibuster of President Trump’s extremely conservative nominee, Judge Neil Gorsuch, or find another, more moderate choice. The last four Supreme Court nominees — two from Mr. Obama and two from President George W. Bush — all met the 60-vote threshold, Mr. Schumer said, so it was fair to require the same of Judge Gorsuch.
  • Beautiful Blonde Conservative TV Host Tomi Lahren Fired From The Blaze For Her Pro Choice Stance!

    03/23/2017 8:18:20 PM PDT · by Morgana · 108 replies
    TNN RAW 5 ^ | march 23, 2017 | TOMMY SOTOMAYOR
    Beautiful Blonde Conservative TV Host Tomi Lahren Fired From The Blaze For Her Pro Choice Stance!
  • Obama's top civil rights lawyer to lead advocacy coalition

    03/23/2017 3:21:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 23, 2017 5:45 PM EDT | Sadie Gurman
    The Obama administration’s top civil rights lawyer announced Thursday she will lead a coalition of civil and human rights organizations at a time when they see the Justice Department softening its focus on a number of their priorities. Vanita Gupta, who was head of the Obama Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, said she will become the new president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights amid an “unprecedented assault on civil rights.” […] During Gupta’s time at the department, the federal government inserted itself in various matters on behalf of transgender people, prisoners and the homeless....
  • YouTube reverses some restrictions on gay-themed content

    03/20/2017 8:32:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 20, 2017 6:17 PM EDT | Barbara Ortutay
    The YouTube video shows two women, dressed in suits and ties. They smile; they sniffle back tears; they gaze into each other’s eyes. They are reading their wedding vows to one another. The four-minute video titled “Her Vows” contains no nudity, violence or swearing. There’s no revealing clothing. No one is engaging in activities that have a “high risk of injury or death.” And yet, YouTube had deemed the video unsuitable for people under 18. YouTube acknowledged Monday that it might have made a mistake, saying in a tweet, “Some videos have been incorrectly labeled and that’s not right. We’re...
  • Mom: I never questioned transgenderism… until I met a man in the Disneyland bathroom

    03/19/2017 5:06:43 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 46 replies
    Leftists smugly ask what they perceive to be THE “gotcha” question about trannies in restrooms: “So, are we going to have genital police?” To those smugsters, I ask, “How will you determine whether the burly, bearded, bulging-biceped person in the women’s restroom or locker room is a member of the “trans” cult or a predator pretending to be a member of the “trans” cult?” Please read this short blog post from liberal California mom Kristen Quintrall whose eyes were (partially) opened by an experience in the women’s restroom at Disneyland: I didn’t know if I was going to write this...
  • Transgender bride who will appear on Say Yes to the Dress admits she didn't think [tr]

    03/17/2017 9:37:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 47 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 16, 2017 | Erica Tempesta and Carly Stern
    A transgender bride from Southern New Jersey wasn't even planning to buy her wedding dress at Kleinfeld Bridal in New York City when she scheduled her appointment — but she ended up being asked to appear on Say Yes to the Dress. Gabrielle Gibson, 33, figured that because her body is difference from many brides', she'd need to get her gown custom-made, but she still wanted to have the wedding dress shopping experience with her mother.
  • Germany and China to 'fight together' for free trade, says Merkel

    03/16/2017 3:33:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 16 March 2017 16:59 CET+01:00 | AFP
    Chancellor Angela Merkel and Chinese President Xi Jinping Thursday stressed their commitment to free trade ahead of a G20 finance ministers’ meeting set to be dominated by debate on protectionism. The two leaders spoke by telephone and said in a statement issued in Berlin that they would “together fight for free trade and open markets”. Finance ministers from the world’s top economies are gathering in Germany from Friday as fears grow that US President Donald Trump could upend the global economic order with his “America First” policy challenging open markets. Meanwhile, Merkel is set to hold her first meeting with...
  • Bill pressuring Trump to disclose tax returns to get vote [in NJ Assembly]

    03/16/2017 6:03:24 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 16, 2017 12:28 AM EDT
    President Donald Trump might not make it on the ballot in 2020 in New Jersey if he doesn’t disclose his tax returns under a bill getting a vote in the state Assembly. The Democrat-led Assembly is scheduled to vote Thursday on the legislation inspired by the Republican president’s failure to disclose his tax returns during the campaign. The measure requires presidential and vice presidential candidates to release five years’ worth of federal tax returns in order to appear on the state’s ballot. …
  • Understanding the Angry Mob at Middlebury That Gave Me a Concussion

    03/13/2017 10:17:45 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 56 replies
    The Slimes ^ | MARCH 13, 2017 | Allison Stanger
    There’s nothing like a little violence to focus the mind. I am the Middlebury College professor who ended up with whiplash and a concussion for having the audacity to engage with the ideas of Charles Murray, a scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. Though he is someone with whom I disagree, I welcomed the opportunity to moderate a talk with him on campus on March 2 because several of my students asked me to do so. They know I am a Democrat, but the college courses I teach are nonpartisan. As I wrote on Facebook immediately after the incident, this...
  • A conspiracy site with White House press credentials revives a debunked birther story

    03/10/2017 10:43:07 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 47 replies
    WaPo ^ | March 10, 2017 | Philip Bump
    On Thursday evening, precisely 49 days, five hours and 11 minutes after Barack Obama was no longer the president of the United States, the conspiracy-enthusiastic site Gateway Pundit posted a new story: "Breaking: Malik Obama Tweets Alleged Barack Obama Birth Certificate In Kenya" Gateway Pundit never met an anti-Obama or anti-Hillary-Clinton story that it didn’t like. On any number of occasions, the site’s articles have been demonstrably false, as collated by the liberal watchdog group Media Matters. Despite that — or perhaps because of its ferocious defenses of then-candidate Donald Trump over the course of 2016 — an employee of...
  • The Witches’ Cauldron of Intersectionality

    03/10/2017 10:32:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Agemeiner ^ | March 10, 2017 | Ruthie Blum, managing editor
    If you’re not an American millennial or university professor, you might be confused by the concept of “intersectionality.” First coined in 1989 by race theorist Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw, it has become a left-wing buzzword to define the lumping together of all self-described “oppressed” groups under a single umbrella. According to proponents of this radical fad — which amounts to an elimination of independent critical thought — not only must a person toe a particular ideological line, but he may never slip, even accidentally, into the realm of nuance or distinction. Someone who supports gay marriage, for example, has to oppose...
  • Canada pushes to legalize, expand abortion worldwide

    03/10/2017 7:24:29 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    INN ^ | 03/10/17 09:04 | Arutz Sheva Staff
    While Canada has some of the most libertine abortion laws in the world, with no national restrictions whatsoever on the termination of pregnancies and only limited local statues, the government of Justin Trudeau is looking to advance the cause of abortion even further, funding an effort to battle protections for unborn children abroad. Prime Minister Trudeau announced on Wednesday that his government would spend $650 million to promote birth control access and abortion abroad. Among other things, the plan entails funding for foreign NGOs battling laws restricting abortion in their home countries. …
  • Son of Sen. Tim Kaine one of six arrested after protesters disrupt Trump rally at state Capitol

    03/08/2017 2:59:47 AM PST · by iowamark · 45 replies
    TwinCities.com ^ | 3/8/2017
    The youngest son of U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, Hillary Clinton’s 2016 running mate, was one of six people arrested Saturday after counter-protesters disrupted a rally in support of President Donald Trump at the Minnesota State Capitol. Linwood Michael Kaine, 24, and four others were arrested on suspicion of second-degree riot after the “March 4 Trump” rally in St. Paul; a sixth person was cited for disorderly conduct. Counter-protesters clashed with Trump supporters in the Capitol rotunda after they disrupted the proceedings with air horns, whistles and chants. At one point, someone set off a smoke bomb. Linwood Kaine, a Minneapolis...
  • Lynne Stewart, lawyer who represented blind sheik, Black Panthers, dead at 77

    03/08/2017 11:04:46 AM PST · by DFG · 51 replies
    AP via Fox News ^ | 03/08/2017 | AP
    An outspoken New York civil rights lawyer who represented clients ranging from small-time criminals to radicals and was released early from prison three years ago because she was expected to die of cancer has died. Lynne Feltham Stewart was 77. Her husband, Ralph Poynter, says Stewart died Tuesday in the Brooklyn home where she lived after receiving a "compassionate release" from prison in January 2014. Stewart was disbarred after she was convicted of helping a terrorist client communicate with followers.
  • 39.1%: CBO Says U.S. Has Highest Top Statutory Corporate Tax Rate in G20

    03/10/2017 4:06:25 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 9, 2017 | 9:36 AM EST | Terence P. Jeffrey
    The United States has the highest top statutory corporate tax rate—39.1%—of any nation in the G20, according to a study released Wednesday by the Congressional Budget Office. That rate is nearly twice as high as the 20-percent rate in Russia, which, along with Saudi Arabia and Turkey, has the lowest statutory corporate tax rate in the G20. The U.S. won the top spot on the statutory-corporate-tax-rate list after Japan and Germany, which formerly ranked first and second, cut their rates. “The United States made no change in federal corporate tax rates between 2003 and 2012,” said the CBO, “and by...
  • Former CBS anchor Dan Rather writing book on patriotism [cataclysmic barf]

    03/09/2017 10:07:03 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 58 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 9, 2017 10:59 AM EST | Hillel Italie
    Dan Rather, the former CBS anchor who has become a prominent voice against President Donald Trump, is working on a book about patriotism. Rather’s “What Unites Us” will be published Nov. 7 by Algonquin Books, the publisher told The Associated Press on Thursday. The book is a collection of essays about topics ranging from civil rights to schools and libraries and what it means to be an American. Rather’s previous works include the memoirs “Rather Outspoken” and “I Remember.” …
  • Franken: Jeff Sessions Committed Perjury

    03/08/2017 6:42:58 PM PST · by Angels27 · 50 replies
    RCP ^ | 3-8-17 | Ian Scwartz
    Sen. Al. Franken tells CNN's Jake Tapper he thinks Attorney General Jeff Sessions committed perjury when he failed to mention to him his contacts with the Russian ambassador during his confirmation hearings. JAKE TAPPER, CNN 'THE LEAD' HOST: So, yesterday, Attorney General Sessions sent a letter defending what he told you during his confirmation hearing. Just to bring our viewers back to what this is about, your question talked about the story CNN broke at that moment about whether there may have been contacts between Trump campaign advisors and Russians known to U.S. intelligence and whether U.S. intelligence had been...
  • Uproar after gay veterans group denied spot in Boston St. Patrick's Day parade

    03/08/2017 1:31:45 PM PST · by tekrat · 29 replies
    CBS News ^ | 3/8/2017
    A gay veterans group said Wednesday it has been denied permission to march in this year’s Boston St. Patrick’s Day parade just two years after organizers made the groundbreaking decision to allow gay groups to participate for the first time. OutVets, which marched in Boston’s 2015 St. Patrick’s Day parade after decades of resistance from organizers, said on its Facebook page that the reason for the denial to this year’s parade is unclear, but “one can only assume it’s because we are LGBTQ.”
  • Coca-Cola serves up gay-friendly ad for all genders, generations

    03/06/2017 6:43:19 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 90 replies
    reuters ^ | Patricia Reaney
    Soft drinks maker Coca-Cola Co has launched a gay-friendly ad featuring a brother and sister vying for the attention of a handsome pool boy in the campaign that has won praise for diversity and inclusion. "Sibling rivalry never looked more inclusive," Out Magazine said of the commercial that debuted last week. Marketing Week also approved. The ad, part of the company's global "Taste the Feeling" campaign, features a teenage girl ogling the pool boy from a downstairs window while her brother does the same from upstairs. The duo race to the refrigerator and try to trip each other in a...
  • Paul Wolfowitz on Russian Interference: 'The American People Need To Know the Truth' [barf]

    03/06/2017 4:17:08 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | March 03, 2017 12:01 PM
    In an interview with Spiegel, former United States Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz has called for the declassification of intelligence service reports on Russian meddling in the U.S. election. “The American people need to know the truth about Russian interference in last year’s elections completely and quickly,” Wolfowitz told Spiegel in this week’s cover story. “The reports that have been the basis for various anonymous leaks should be made public as fast as possible,” he said. “The relevant committees of Congress, along with the FBI, have the ability to uncover the truth and to make it public and they...
  • SPD, Germans prod CDU, CSU to embrace marriage equality

    03/06/2017 3:51:42 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 03.06.2017 | Carla Bleiker
    Social Democrats want to put marriage equality on the table, and over 80 percent of Germans support expanding the right to marry to same-sex couples. But many Christian Democrats are still pushing back. Marriage equality is legal in 22 countries, including Argentina, South Africa and the United States. Germany is not one of them. But now members of the junior governing Social Democratic Party (SPD) are pushing to change that. They are calling on their coalition partners, the conservative Christian Democrats (CDU) and Christian Social Union (CSU), to go along with a change of law that would grant same-sex couples...
  • Another Bloomberg Mayor against Guns Arrested (Again){Mares against guns?}

    03/06/2017 10:39:57 AM PST · by rktman · 12 replies
    ammoland.com ^ | 3/6/2017 | David Codrea
    Adding to a long list of mayors supporting Michael Bloomberg’s citizen disarmament agenda who have been arrested for criminal activities, former Stockton Mayor Anthony Silva was taken into custody at San Francisco International Airport Sunday, KCRA News and other outlets are reporting. “According to jail records, Silva was booked into San Joaquin County Jail on felony charges of money laundering, embezzlement by a public officer, grand theft and embezzlement worth more than $400,” the report notes. “His bail is set at $1 million.” [Log in to see inmate information.] The charges add to a list of legal issues Silva’s conduct...
  • Here’s How Donald Trump’s Election Is Testing My Generation

    03/06/2017 7:39:54 AM PST · by rktman · 26 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 3/5/2017 | Katie Frates
    The 2016 presidential election was America’s first test run of the effects of safe-space parenting. Its results were disheartening at best. The scene outside the Javits Center in New York City could have been taken straight out of “The Walking Dead.” As I walked past a cordoned-off portion of the street around the time it became clear the glass ceiling would remain intact, I was forced to step over a disoriented, sobbing woman splayed out on the ground while being interviewed. Her appearance was not dissimilar to Rick Grimes in episode one, season one of the apocalyptic zombie show. What...
  • Pence criticizes AP for publishing his wife's email address

    03/04/2017 6:54:00 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 4, 2017 8:13 PM EST
    Vice President Mike Pence is criticizing The Associated Press for listing his wife’s email address in a story about his frequent resistance to public records requests while Indiana’s governor. In a tweet Saturday, Pence said that by publishing the personal AOL address of his wife, Karen, the AP “violated her privacy and our security.” The vice president posted a letter his counsel sent to Gary Pruitt, the AP’s president and CEO. …
  • Obama admin. sent taxpayer money to campaign to oust Netanyahu

    03/04/2017 4:15:32 PM PST · by boycott · 14 replies
    WashingtonTimes.com ^ | July 12, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    The State Department paid hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxpayers grants to an Israeli group that used the money to build a campaign to oust Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in last year’s Israeli parliamentary elections, a congressional investigation concluded Tuesday. Some $350,000 was sent to OneVoice, ostensibly to support the group’s efforts to back Israeli-Palestinian peace settlement negotiations. But OneVoice used the money to build a voter database, train activists and hire a political consulting firm with ties to President Obama’s campaign — all of which set the stage for an anti-Netanyahu campaign, the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations...
  • So much for party loyalty: Michelle Obama's good friend George W. Bush praises Kimmel's 'damn good'…

    03/03/2017 11:24:24 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 09:16 EST, 3 March 2017 | Jennifer Smith and Ariel Zilber
    George W. Bush heaped praise on Jimmy Kimmel for his anti-Trump opening monologue at the Oscars on Thursday night, telling the comedian enthusiastically that his performance was “damn good”. In a rare and lighthearted television appearance, Bush steered clear of mentioning the current president by name but was led into several subtle jabs at him by his mischievous host. Among the slights was a compliment for Kimmel’s decidedly anti-Trump debut at the Academy Awards. “I saw your opening. I thought it was damn good!” he enthused, adding later that Kimmel was a “funny guy”. […] But Bush didn’t stop there...
  • The Brawny Man is now a Brawny Woman

    03/03/2017 9:18:20 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 37 replies
    AV club ^ | 3/3/17 | Marah Eakin
    Wrap it up ladies, because we’ve finally accomplished it all: The Brawny Man is being turned into a Brawny Woman. As part of Georgia-Pacific’s #StrengthHasNoGender initiative, Wal-Mart will be selling special commemorative “Brawny Woman” 8-packs of paper towels all March, which just happens to be Women’s History Month. Pick some up to clean up all your kids’ kitchen messes, ladies! You’re doing the cleaning, after all, whether you’re on the label or not. And here’s hoping Wal-Mart has them on sale, since you’re going to need a deal, given that you’re making just $.79 for every male dollar, and your...
  • Why has Al Franken not been asked what he askes Sessions?

    03/03/2017 7:09:25 PM PST · by tophat9000 · 26 replies
    3-3-17
    So I know Franken and we'll tow the party line but I just wanted to get him on record. Senator Franken and what was the intent of your question Were you asking had Senator Sessions ever met with any Russian officials in the context of the election? Or were you asking if Senator Sessions at ever met with any Russian officials ever? If your question was the later do you think your question was clear on that point of Harry ever met with any Russian officials for any reasons.... and as working Senator Franken you would know that in your...
  • Joe Biden: Attacks on news media, courts are dangerous

    03/02/2017 8:30:06 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 45 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 2, 2017 8:54 AM EST
    Former Vice President Joe Biden defended the courts and the news media, saying attacks against those institutions are dangerous. Biden was speaking Wednesday night at the Newseum in Washington, where he accepted an award from the Bipartistan Policy Center. News outlets report that the Democrat didn’t mention Republican President Donald Trump by name but said he was worried by the “almost drumbeat of denigration of the institutional structures that govern us.” …
  • Trump's speech and our infantile left

    03/01/2017 10:07:39 AM PST · by detective · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 1, 2017 | Patricia McCarthy
    Tuesday's address to a joint session of Congress was without a doubt the best speech President Donald Trump has ever given, perhaps the best speech to a joint session of Congress since the great Ronald Reagan.  But who could watch it and not be embarrassed by our infantile, bitter Left? It was uplifting, optimistic, full of unifying words, and obvious to everyone. The pathetic exception was the Democrats in Congress. And those were the ones who did not boycott the event.   Like spoiled children, who had not gotten their way, they refused to applaud at the most obvious good-for-the-country...
  • Michael Moore: Trump used Navy SEAL’s widow as ‘f-you’ to critics

    03/01/2017 7:57:15 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/01/2017 | BY JOE CONCHA
    Liberal filmmaker Michael Moore on Tuesday slammed President Trump’s address to Congress, saying the president "used" the widow of a slain Navy SEAL as an “f-you” to those criticizing the raid on an al Qaeda base in Yemen that killed him. Carryn Owens, the widow of Chief Petty Officer William "Ryan" Owens, was in the audience during Trump’s speech and received a standing ovation from the chamber as she fought back tears. Moore said Trump invited Owens as a prop to deflect criticism of the mission. “That’s why she’s there, as sort of an ‘f-you’ to the people who are...
  • George W. Bush Favors A ‘Welcoming’ Immigration Policy, Says Media Is ‘Indispensable’ To Democracy

    02/27/2017 9:59:23 AM PST · by servo1969 · 93 replies
    Dailycaller.com ^ | 2-27-2017 | KAITLAN COLLINS
    George W. Bush said he favored a welcoming immigration policy and warned that the media is "indispensable to democracy" in an interview with Matt Lauer Monday that seemed to take several shots at President Trump. When Lauer asked Bush directly if he was for or against Trump's immigration ban, Bush said, "I am for an immigration policy that's welcoming and upholds the law." "I think it's very important for all of us to recognize that one of our great strengths is for people to be able to worship the way they want to, or not worship at all," Bush said....
  • Pelosi Says Trump ‘Has No Jobs Bill’ 4 Times When Asked if She Can Work With Trump (VIDEO)

    02/26/2017 12:15:21 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 53 replies
    Gateway Punit ^ | Feb. 26, 2017 | Ryan Saavadra
    On Sunday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) appeared on ABC’s This Week to answer questions from George Stephanopoulos about whether or not she can work with President Trump. Pelosi answered the question from George Stephanopoulos by calling President Trump the deflector-in-chief as she proceeded to deflect from the question by claiming 4 times that Trump ‘Has No Jobs Bill’.
  • Christie to lawmakers avoiding town halls: Go do your job

    02/26/2017 6:22:41 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Cable News Network ^ | 1:54 PM ET, Sun February 26, 2017 | Eric Bradner
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says Republican lawmakers should hold town halls even if that means confronting hundreds of angry progressive constituents. “Welcome to the real world of responsibility,” Christie told CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union” Sunday. The governor’s comments come after a week in which massive crowds turned up at GOP town halls to protest President Donald Trump and Republicans’ efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act. …
  • NRA Head Compares Anti-Trump Protester Violence to Terrorism

    02/25/2017 8:33:14 AM PST · by PROCON · 16 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | Feb. 24, 2017 | ANDREW RAFFERTY
    The head of the National Rifle Association painted anti-Donald Trump protesters as violent extremists and compared their disruptions to terrorism during a speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday. "Ladies and gentlemen, another definition of terrorism is violence in the name of politics," said Wayne Lapierre, executive director of the NRA. "And criminal violence has no place in political debate." Police have clashed, at times, with crowds gathered to protest the new president. But the hundreds of demonstrations that have taken place around the globe have been largely peaceful.
  • CBS Cancels ‘Doubt,’ the First Primetime Network Drama with a Transgender Series Regular

    02/24/2017 5:15:27 PM PST · by SMGFan · 77 replies
    Indiewire ^ | February 24, 2017
    It took two years and two tries for “Doubt” to make the CBS lineup – but now the show has been canceled after just two weeks. The Eye network has pulled the plug on the show effective immediately; next week, CBS will air a repeat of “Bull” in the show’s Wednesday 10 p.m. (ET) time slot. The second season of “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders” will then slide into the spot permanently on Wednesday, March 8, following a two-hour “Survivor” premiere.
  • Are You Going To Cast A Spell On Trump?

    02/24/2017 7:36:37 AM PST · by Morgana · 43 replies
    elle.com ^ | Feb. 23, 2017 | Jaya Saxena
    Those who don't like Donald Trump and the current Republican administration are mobilizing in all sorts of ways. They're speaking up in town halls and calling their representatives. They're organizing protests and demonstrations. And, for the magically-inclined, they're casting spells. Starting at midnight on Friday, witches around the country are calling for a mass spell to be cast on Donald Trump every night of a waning crescent moon until he's driven from office. The spell was publicized by Michael M. Hughes, who told ELLE.com that it was tweaked from multiple spells he saw going around private witchcraft groups. He published...
  • Would Jesus Scold Trump on Refugees? Leftist commentators manipulate scripture

    02/24/2017 7:19:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/24/2017 | Peter Heck
    Who would have thought that just a month into the Trump presidency and the progressive left would be demanding our society ask itself what Jesus would do about foreign refugees? Apparently on some issues, that wall between church and state they’re always harping about is almost as porous as our southern border. But before we get caught up in appropriating Jesus to our side of a political issue, I think it is important to be wary of those who prefer selective application of Biblical principle when it comes to the great moral issues of our day. If God’s word should...
  • NBC Touts Norway as Fix for America's 'Flawed Democracy'

    02/23/2017 4:27:39 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 23, 2017 | 12:06 PM EST | Craig Bannister
    A hypocritical NBCNews.com article argues that America is a “flawed democracy” that can be fixed by copying the “World’s Best Democracy” — Norway. In “Norway Is the ‘World’s Best Democracy’ — We Asked Its People Why,” NBC pretends to provide an objective look at why the Economist Intelligence Unit — based in London, where the country’s parliament actually considered banning America’s president — downgraded the U.S. to a “flawed democracy” and rated Norway the best. The article doesn’t mention one reason the U.S. is a flawed democracy: it isn’t one; it’s actually a Republic. […] Feigning fairness, the article points...
  • Washington Post adopts new motto, 'democracy dies in darkness,' says it has nothing to do with Trump

    02/22/2017 4:13:15 PM PST · by pissant · 56 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/22/17 | Byron York
    The Washington Post has a new motto, displayed right below the paper's logo on its homepage: "democracy dies in darkness." It's a new thing for the paper, which never had a motto or slogan in its 140-year history. Not through World War I, or the Great Depression, or World War II, or the Cold War, or Vietnam, or Watergate, or the War on Terror, or — or anything. Through all that time, including the period when the Post was lionized for shining light on Watergate, did the paper have a motto. But now, it is "democracy dies in darkness." The...
  • Kansas lawmakers fail to override veto of income tax hikes

    02/22/2017 3:18:19 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 22, 2017 5:32 PM EST | John Hanna
    Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback on Wednesday vetoed a bill that would undo his signature income tax cut and his allies prevented the Legislature from overriding him, setting up future confrontations over balancing the state budget. Less than two hours after Brownback vetoed the bill, the state House voted 85-40 to override him, giving supporters one vote more than the two-thirds majority they needed. But the vote in the Senate hours later was 24-16, which was three shy of a two-thirds majority. By not overriding the veto, lawmakers will have to draft another plan aimed at closing projected budget shortfalls totaling...
  • Canada's PM Trudeau: No, we won’t be stopping illegal border crossings. Why do you ask?

    02/22/2017 8:09:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/22/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    The other day we looked at a somewhat amusing story of people illegally crossing the border from the United States into Canada. The numbers remain only a tiny trickle compared to the flow of illegal aliens coming into the United States across our southern border, but the trend should still be worrying for Canadians. Or at least so you would think. This is not a view shared by the country’s prime minister it seems. When pressed by reporters, Justin Trudeau said that he has no intention of stopping people coming into his nation illegally. (Newsweek) Canada will continue to...
  • Swiss army wants to recruit more women

    02/22/2017 5:59:40 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    TheLocal.ch ^ | 22 February 2017 11:03 CET+01:00
    Increasing the number of women recruits would be “beneficial” to the Swiss army, a top commander has said. “For me, it would be desirable if we could significantly increase the proportion of women in the medium term,” said Corps Commander Daniel Baumgartner in an interview with Neue Zürcher Zeitung published on Wednesday. “Women think and act differently. That would be good for the army,” he added. While Baumgartner did not suggest that compulsory military service should be extended to women, he said a compulsory ‘information day’ should be introduced where women can find out about the opportunities the army could...
  • Ellison holds edge in DNC race

    02/22/2017 5:39:35 AM PST · by yoe · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 22, 2017 | Ben Kamisar and Owen Eagan
    As Democrats head to Atlanta this weekend to vote on their party’s next chair, the race to lead the Democratic National Committee chair is coming down to its two leading candidates. Rep. Keith Ellison (Minn.) has the edge over former Labor secretary Tom Perez in The Hill’s new survey of DNC members. But while both men claim they are close to securing commitments from the majority of the 447 voting members, neither candidate is assured victory.
  • Michael Moore Launches Website With Goal To Remove Trump From Office

    02/21/2017 6:45:44 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 49 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 02/20/17 | KATIE JERKOVICH
    Michael Moore launched a website Monday with the goal of having President Donald Trump removed from office. The 62-year-old filmmaker announced on his Facebook page the start of the “Resistance Calendar” website. The website promotes any kind of anti-Trump event across all fifty states that is geared to “stop the Trump madness.” “GOOD NEWS FRIENDS,” Moore wrote in the lengthy post. “I’ve promised you a one-stop site, a clearinghouse of all actions–a RESISTANCE CALENDAR–where you can find EVERY upcoming action, protest, march, sit-in, town hall, anti-Trump, pro-democracy event in all 50 states! A site where YOU can post your own...
  • Psychiatrists debate on whether or not Donald Trump is mentally ill

    02/20/2017 7:17:11 AM PST · by Zakeet · 90 replies
    Pulse / NY Times ^ | February 19, 2017 | Maria Fernanda Guanipa
    On Tuesday, American psychiatrists, psychologist, and mental health experts signed a letter warning about Trump's mental health. They believe that Trumps' emotional instability is reflected in his speeches and actions, and therefore he is not capable of serving safely as a president. A lot of people have questioned President Trump' mental health. The concern has even gotten to the Congress, where representatives have considered proposing legislation that would require a psychiatrist in the White House. As well, NGOs, such as Change.org, have started petitions to remove Trump from the office given his mental condition. [Snip] Trump is a narcissist and...
  • U-M Course Aims To Help Students Spot ‘Fake News’

    02/20/2017 7:23:35 AM PST · by Eddie01 · 23 replies
    CBS Detroit ^ | February 16, 2017 5:20 PM | Staff
    One of the course designers, Doreen Bradley, director of learning programs and initiatives at the U-M Library, says misinformation, disinformation, half-truths and propaganda have always been around, but are these days so readily sharable that students encounter a much greater volume than ever before. Students taking the class will: •Learn how to find trusted sources of statistics. •Be challenged to confront their own biases. •Consider how their opinions, and the opinions of others, can affect the interpretation of news items. •Practice dissecting a news graph in order to understand the message that graph is trying to convey. •Assess how their...