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  • 1 Year Out: A divided nation lurches toward 2020 election

    11/03/2019 12:32:23 PM PST · by 4Runner · 36 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 3, 2019 | Julie Pace, Emily Swanson, Josh Boak, Thomas Beaumont
    “It seems like Republicans and Democrats are intractable,” said Mark Updegrove, a presidential historian and chairman of the Lyndon Baines Johnson Foundation. “They are both adhering to their own versions of reality, whether they’re based in truth or not.” [snip] The biggest known unknown for both parties may be how the ongoing impeachment proceedings will be viewed by Americans one year from now. [snip] Updegrove, the presidential historian, said the question a year from now will be whether that matters. “If not, what will matter to the American people as a whole?” he asked. “Is there anything?”
  • Federal judge blocks California law to force disclosure of Trump’s tax returns

    09/19/2019 2:06:00 PM PDT · by Innovative · 29 replies
    LA Times ^ | Sept. 19, 2019 | John Myers
    A federal judge ordered a temporary injunction Thursday against California’s first-in-the-nation law requiring candidates to disclose their tax returns for a spot on the presidential primary ballot, an early victory for President Trump but a decision that will undoubtedly be appealed by state officials. U.S. District Judge Morrison England Jr. said he would issue a final ruling in the coming days but took the unusual step of issuing the tentative order from the bench. He said there would be “irreparable harm without temporary relief” for Trump and other candidates from the law signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom in July. Morrison...
  • California adds Iowa to 'travel ban' over refusal to fund gender transitions

    09/16/2019 6:50:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 50 replies
    Fox News ^ | 09/16/2019 | Gregg Re
    California announced last week that it has added Iowa to the list of states on its ever-expanding “travel ban” list because of that state’s new prohibition against funding gender-transition surgeries under Medicaid. The announcement by state Attorney General Xavier Becerra means that as of Oct. 4, California will no longer offer taxpayer-funded trips to Iowa for any public employee or student at a state-run university. Becerra’s authority came from a 2016 California law signed by then-Gov. Jerry Brown that bars state-funded travel to other states that undercut LGBT rights. The blacklist already included Alabama, Kentucky, North Carolina, Texas, Oklahoma and...
  • The U.N. is flying and busing migrants through Mexico back to Central America

    09/11/2019 4:31:37 PM PDT · by libstripper · 59 replies
    LA Times ^ | Aug. 30, 2019 | Molly Hennessey-Fiske
    JUAREZ, Mexico — A United Nations agency, with funding from the U.S. State Department, is transporting thousands of immigrants from the U.S.-Mexico border back to Central America in a program that has drawn the ire of migrant legal advocates. The advocates question whether migrants fully understand their rights when they accept free plane and bus tickets home.
  • Equinox developer targeted by anti-Trump protesters is big player in downtown L.A.

    08/12/2019 3:37:48 PM PDT · by Innovative · 2 replies
    LA Times ^ | Aug. 12, 2019 | David Zahniser
    The billionaire real estate developer whose support for President Trump sparked calls for a consumer boycott is also behind one of the flashiest redevelopment projects coming to downtown Los Angeles. Protesters in West Hollywood and elsewhere called last week for customers to cancel their memberships with luxury gym Equinox and SoulCycle studios after learning that Stephen M. Ross, chairman and founder of the Related Cos., was planning a Trump fundraiser at his home. Ross has a minority stake in Equinox and SoulCycle, said Related spokesman Glenn Gritzner. In L.A., Related has a major project under construction called the Grand, which...
  • San Diego’s city attorney is taking away hundreds of guns from those who shouldn’t have them

    08/12/2019 12:56:03 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 35 replies
    latimes.com ^ | AUG. 12, 2019 | GEORGE SKELTON
    ... Under California’s red flag law, enacted in 2014, a law enforcement official or immediate family member can ask a judge to issue a Gun Violence Restraining Order if a gun owner is feared to be a danger to himself or others. If the order is issued — and it almost always is — the gun owner’s weapons will be seized by law enforcement for up to a year. After a year, the restraining order can be renewed. Elliott was the first to create a restraining order program. So far, she has obtained roughly 300 orders and 400 firearms have...
  • Nearly 84,000 duplicate voter records found in audit of California’s ‘motor voter’ system

    08/09/2019 7:46:53 PM PDT · by bitt · 37 replies
    laTIMES ^ | 8/9/2019 | John Myers
    A new independent audit found multiple errors and flaws in the rollout of California’s automated “motor voter” system California’s ambitious effort to automate voter registration at Department of Motor Vehicle offices produced almost 84,000 duplicate records and more than twice that number with political party mistakes, according to an audit released Friday by state officials. The analysis covered just the first five months of the new “motor voter” program, which was launched in April 2018. It found a wide array of problems with the rollout of the DMV system, including a limited amount of testing as well as inconsistent and...
  • RACIST Al Sharpton's Racial, Homophobic Rants

    07/29/2019 5:08:20 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 13 replies
    BreitbartGeniusLives Youtube Channel ^ | Published on Mar 13, 2012
    Al Sharpton in reality is America's biggest racist
  • Hypocrites who voted for Obama falsely blame Trump for the high cost of Obamacare

    07/20/2019 7:55:48 AM PDT · by grundle · 8 replies
    Wordpress ^ | July 20, 2019 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Hypocrites who voted for Obama falsely blame Trump for the high cost of Obamacare The Los Angeles Times recently published this article, which is called, “Rising health insurance deductibles fuel middle-class anger and resentment.”The article cites numerous examples of middle class people who are having trouble paying their health care bills, despite the fact that they have the Obamacare mandated health insurance that became law in 2010.The article states:“Half of Democrats struggling with the costs of their job-based health coverage blame the Trump administration for the cost pressures.”This belief is completely irrational. The health insurance that these Obama voters are complaining...
  • Stephen King Calls the Trump Presidency ‘Scarier’ Than Any of His Novels — Watch

    07/13/2019 6:27:36 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 80 replies
    Indiewire ^ | July 13, 2019 | Jude Dry
    With “Midsommar” earning raves and performing well at the box office, horror has never been hotter. And if, as Justin Chang argued in the Los Angeles Times back in 2017, horror has become the defining genre of the Trump presidency, then Stephen King is its patron saint. The master of horror’s many works have seen renewed interest thanks to a slew of successful adaptations, from the box office record-breaker “It,” to its much-hyped follow-up “It: Chapter Two,” and many more projects currently in the works. And while the master of horror certainly is the king of scary set-ups, he says...
  • California billionaire Tom Steyer poised to announce White House run

    07/08/2019 5:28:38 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 48 replies
    LATimes ^ | 7-8-2019 | Evan HAlper
    California billionaire and liberal activist Tom Steyer will announce this week that he plans to enter the already crowded field of candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination, according to a person close to him. The decision by Steyer, one of the biggest donors to Democratic politicians, was unexpected. He had traveled to Iowa earlier in the year to announce he would not run, but would instead focus on his large grass-roots campaign to impeach President Trump. But Steyer now appears to see an opening. The Democratic primary field remains unsettled. Former Vice President Joe Biden’s poor debate performance last month...
  • ‘Dark patterns’ are steering many internet users into making bad decisions

    06/25/2019 8:30:01 AM PDT · by Mariner · 28 replies
    LA Times ^ | June 25th, 2019 | By David Lazarus
    Even if you’ve never heard the phrase “dark patterns,” you’re almost certainly familiar with them. They’re the sneaky ways online companies trick you into agreeing to stuff you’d normally never assent to. Classic example: You encounter a prompt asking if you want to sign up for some program or service, and the box is already checked. If you don’t uncheck it — that is, if you do nothing — you’re enrolled. A bipartisan bill has been introduced in Congress that would prohibit websites and online platforms (hi, Facebook!) from employing such deliberately deceptive tactics, and would empower the Federal Trade...
  • South Bend's Black Voters Revolt Against Pete Buttigieg, Threaten to Derail His 2020 Campaign

    06/25/2019 8:06:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 06/25/2019 | Tyler O' Neil
    Black voters in South Bend, Ind., have vocally opposed Mayor Pete Buttigieg, blaming him for leaving the city to campaign for president amid the tense aftermath of a police shooting that claimed the life of a 54-year-old black man. The tensions broke out afresh at a town hall event on Sunday evening."We don't trust you!" a woman hollered as Buttigieg attempted to address the issue, The Los Angeles Times reported.Last Sunday, Sergeant Ryan O'Neill shot and killed 54-year-old Eric Jack Logan. Logan was allegedly breaking into cars with a knife in hand. O'Neill has been accused of racist behavior by...
  • The working witches of Los Angeles just want you to be your best self

    06/16/2019 10:57:39 AM PDT · by thecodont · 11 replies
    Los Angeles Times / latimes.com ^ | Jun 11, 2019 | 3:00 AM | By Deborah Netburn
    [...] What do you think of when you hear the word “witch”? Pointy black hats? The Salem witch trials? The free-spirited members of the pagan religion Wicca? Today’s working witches, whose prominence is growing thanks to social media, primarily see themselves as healers. They help clients who are struggling to cope with life’s hurdles — heartache, aging, misogyny, work stress — and who find that more culturally accepted remedies, such as therapy and meditation, aren’t enough. They want to help you be your best possible self, or as the Oracle puts it, “My contribution is to … cultivate beauty and...
  • Left normalizes Hitler

    06/10/2019 2:15:36 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 12 replies
    Don Surber Blogspot ^ | 10 June 2019 | Don Surber
    The Los Angeles Times ran a piece that is demonstrated just what is wrong with today's ramped up rhetoric. The headline read, "Call immigrant detention centers what they really are: concentration camps." No. That is a lie. The centers are nothing like concentration camps. No one is tattooed with a number. No one is worked to death. No one is sent to gas chambers. There are no mass cremations in fact there are no cremations at all. Running that piece was irresponsible because it downplays the evil that Hitler and his nation did. The American left has demoted Hitler. He...
  • This painting was looted by the Nazis, then seized from my living room

    12/04/2016 10:13:48 AM PST · by EveningStar · 100 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 4, 2016 | Craig Gilmore
    Two agents from U.S. Homeland Security’s ICE unit arrived at my door in September looking for a Polish lady — not a person, but a painting: Melchior Geldorp’s “Portrait of a Lady.” She had, they informed me, been looted by the Nazis from the National Museum in Warsaw. Unsure if these gentlemen were indeed who they claimed to be, I didn’t invite them in. But I knew exactly what they were seeking: My partner, David, and I had purchased this very portrait — ostensibly the work of a different artist — a decade earlier from a major auction house in...
  • House Dems Don’t Have Majority for Impeachment, But Support Growing

    06/06/2019 10:16:30 AM PDT · by Mariner · 21 replies
    LA Times via Liberty Headlines ^ | June 6th, 2019 | Jennifer Haberkorn and Sarah D. Wire
    WASHINGTON — When House Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke last weekend at the California state Democratic Party convention, she was greeted with cries of “Impeach! Impeach!” from the crowd. The reality, however, is far different: Among House Democrats, a majority do not currently support even opening a formal impeachment inquiry, let alone an actual vote to impeach President Donald Trump, House members and staff say. About one-quarter of House Democrats publicly support opening an impeachment inquiry against Trump. More say they are moving closer to that position as the White House continues to defy congressional demands for documents and witnesses. The...
  • A devastating analysis of the tax cut shows it’s done virtually no economic good (barf alert)

    06/01/2019 8:40:47 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 26 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 5/29/2019 | MICHAEL HILTZIK
    You may remember all the glowing predictions made for the December 2017 tax cuts by congressional Republicans and the Trump administration: Wages would soar for the rank-and-file, corporate investments would surge, and the cuts would pay for themselves. The nonpartisan Congressional Research Service has just published a deep dive into the economic impact of the cuts in their first year, and emerges from the water with a different picture. The CRS finds that the cuts have had virtually no effect on wages, haven’t contributed to a surge in investment, and haven’t come close to paying for themselves. Nor have they...
  • Reporter Declined to Reveal His Source. Then Police Showed Up at His Front Door With Guns.

    05/12/2019 6:47:55 AM PDT · by Galatians328 · 55 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 12 hours ago | Eli Rosenberg
    Bryan Carmody, a freelance reporter in San Francisco, awoke Friday to the sounds of someone trying to break into his house.
  • When a reporter would not betray his source, police came to his home with guns and a sledgehammer

    05/12/2019 6:13:27 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 36 replies
    After police came into his home, officers handcuffed him for six hours as they collected his equipment. The search warrant for his home said officers were investigating “stolen or embezzled” property. It was unclear whether he was handcuffed because of the guns he says he legally owns. Carmody said the guns were locked in a safe, and he said that over the hours-long search, it was evident officers didn’t view him as a threat. At one point, some police took off their bulletproof vests on account of the heat, he said. While he was shackled, officers got a second warrant...