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  • Warren denies using Native American claim to advance career

    02/14/2018 11:32:56 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 39 replies
    CNBC "News" ^ | February 14, 2018 | by Associated Press
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren says President Donald Trump disrespects Native Americans by referring to her as "Pocahontas," and she says that while she's not enrolled in any tribe, "I never used my family tree to get a break or ... advance my career." Warren says her parents married in Oklahoma in 1932, and that "the story they lived will always be a part of me. And no one — not even the president of the United States — will ever take that part of me away." Trump frequently refers to Warren as "Pocahontas" to mock the Democrat's claims about being part...
  • Liz Warren Makes Surprise Appearance At Tribal Nations Policy Summit

    02/14/2018 9:47:53 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 26 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | February 14, 2018 | Amber Athley
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren addressed claims of her Native American heritage at an American Indian policy summit on Wednesday. On Tuesday, The Daily Caller reported that Warren was conspicuously not scheduled to speak at the Tribal Nations Policy Summit in Washington, DC, despite being the only Senator to claim a Native American heritage. (RELATED: Elizabeth Warren Absent From Tribal Nations Policy Summit) Warren apparently changed her mind about appearing at the summit and made a surprise appearance on Wednesday, addressing allegations that she has lied about her ancestry. Cherokee genealogists have traced Warren’s family tree and found no evidence to support...
  • Elizabeth Warren disingenuously doubles down defending her fake Indian heritage claims

    02/15/2018 9:26:47 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/15//2018 | Thomas Lifson
    President Trump's needling of Senator Elizabeth Warren's unsupported claim to Native American ancestry has hit its mark.  Yesterday, the Massachusetts senator made an unannounced appearance before the National Congress of American Indians, the oldest national organization that claims to represent the interests of Native Americans, and repeated her previously debunked claims in a particularly offensive manner. The reliably progressive Boston Globe covered the speech with a straight face: Warren did not apologize for her undocumented claims that her mother's family had Cherokee blood – instead, reaffirming: "My mother's family was part Native American.  And my daddy's parents were bitterly opposed to their relationship.  So,...
  • WEEI hits mute button for sensitivity training as sponsors walk

    02/15/2018 5:32:44 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | Feb. 15, 2018 | Jessica Heslam
    Money talks. Loud enough that WEEI’s talkers are giving the city a daylong moment of silence. In an unprecedented move, Entercom execs are pulling the plug on WEEI’s live programming tomorrow so the sports station’s button-pushing talk jocks can undergo sensitivity training after several advertisers jumped ship. “It’s a matter of the corporate world of broadcast media colliding with the politically incorrect culture of sports talk radio,” said Michael Harrison, publisher of Talkers Magazine. “I salute Entercom for the effort. However, sensitivity training for sports talk hosts is like teaching NFL players how to tackle gently.”
  • Warren addresses claims of Native American heritage (squaw make heap big talk talk alert)

    02/14/2018 9:51:56 AM PST · by Zakeet · 60 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | February 14, 2018 | Matt Viser and Liz Goodwin
    Senator Elizabeth Warren made a surprise appearance at the National Congress of American Indians Wednesday morning, forcefully responding to President Trump’s derisively calling her "Pocahontas" and addressing her claims of Native American heritage more directly - and far more expansively - than she ever has before. [Snip] She did not apologize for her claims that her mother’s family had Cherokee blood — instead, reaffirming: "My mother's family was part Native American. And my daddy's parents were bitterly opposed to their relationship. So, in 1932, when Mother was 19 and Daddy had just turned 20, they eloped." "The story they lived...
  • Criminal justice reformers aim big by targeting local DA races [Soros funded]

    02/14/2018 8:40:50 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | February 14, 2018 | by JON SCHUPPE
    DALLAS - If you can’t win big, go small. That’s the strategy gaining momentum among criminal justice reformers in the age of Trump, as the federal government hardens its approach to law enforcement. Instead of pouring money and energy into squeezing change out of Washington, national civil rights organizations are teaming with local groups to push their agendas in county-level district attorney races, where a few thousand votes can determine who asserts the most influence over the local justice system. Picking their targets carefully, and crunching election data to influence pivotal voter blocs - and benefiting from the largesse of...
  • The Kuhner Report,Jeffrey T. Kuhner Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,February 12-16,2018,WRKO AM

    02/12/2018 9:47:26 AM PST · by Biggirl
    The Kuhner Report ^ | February 12, 2018 | Jeffrey T. Kuhner
    Good Afternoon And Welcome!
  • New Zealand meeting calls into question White House narrative on role in UN vote

    12/25/2016 6:18:39 AM PST · by ducttape45 · 106 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 12/24/2016 | Michael Wilner
    The US publicly told its partners on the Security Council that it would consider each draft resolution on its merit, but says that it never indicated how it would vote– up until the vote itself. WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration insists it was disciplined in its silence over how it would ultimately vote on resolutions related to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that ultimately reached the UN Security Council, where it holds veto power. Hours before such a vote was set to take place– on a resolution condemning Israel's settlement activity– one senior administration official told The Jerusalem Post that the president's...
  • Democrat Running in Virginia Discovers New Southern Accent in New Home State

    02/09/2018 6:18:29 AM PST · by markomalley · 50 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 2/9/18 | Brent Scher
    The leading Democratic candidate for a Virginia House seat the party is targeting in 2018 moved to the state just a year-and-a-half ago, but you'd never know it from watching his campaign's first ad.Roger Dean Huffstetler, who is both outraising and outspending his Democratic opponents in Virginia's largely rural fifth district, announced his campaign less than a year after he moved in the summer of 2016 to Charlottesville, a blue city located near the center of a rural red district. His first ad—which, based on a nearly $50,000 expenditure, appears to have been created by a major D.C. advertising firm...
  • Principal comes out as transgender

    02/09/2018 7:35:56 AM PST · by massmike · 38 replies
    Salemnews.com ^ | 02/09/2018 | Paul Leighton
    SWAMPSCOTT — An elementary school principal announced Tuesday that he is transgender and plans to start identifying and presenting himself as female. Stanley School Principal Tom Daniels made the announcement in a letter to members of the school community. He said he will begin using his middle name, Shannon. Superintendent Pamela Angelakis said she applauded Daniels' decision and admired his "courage, honesty and transparency." Daniels asked that he be called "Principal Daniels" and said the pronouns "he," "she" and "they" are all acceptable.
  • After fight to stay, Haverhill man deported St. Lucia

    02/08/2018 8:52:42 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    Eagle-Tribune (North Andover, MA) ^ | February 7, 2018 | by Peter Francis
    HAVERHILL — On Monday, Jacob Leonce, a 45-year old man originally from St. Lucia who has lived in the city for close to a decade, was deported back to the Caribbean Island from an Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility in Burlington. Leonce, a married father of two sons who were born in Haverhill, was first notified in December by immigration authorities that renewal of his work visa was being denied and that he would be deported in February. Since December, local activists, congregants at Leonce's church and state legislators have worked to try and keep Leonce in Massachusetts. But their...
  • Northeastern professor on Trump: ‘I wouldn’t mind seeing him dead’

    02/08/2018 8:47:44 AM PST · by jazusamo · 64 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 9, 2018 | Jessica Chasmar
    A professor at Northeastern University in Boston is under fire after he was recorded during a public lecture saying he “wouldn’t mind” seeing President Trump dead. “Sometimes I want to just see him impeached. Other times, quite honestly — I hope there are no FBI agents here — I wouldn’t mind seeing him dead,” Barry Bluestone, a professor of political economy, said during a Jan. 31 public event called “The Rule of Law in a Time of Polarization,” Campus Reform first reported.
  • ‘I am transgender,’ Swampscott principal proudly proclaims

    A Swampscott elementary school principal recently came out as transgender, according to letters released to the school community on Feb. 6 and, a day later, to the press. “I can now say it: I am transgender,” wrote Shannon Daniels, 52, principal of Swampscott’s Stanley Elementary School and who formerly went by the name Tom, in a letter to the community. “For me that means I identify as both a male and female, and I plan to move toward presenting myself and identifying as female.” Daniels wrote of struggling with her gender identity since she was in elementary school, suppressing the...
  • Warren to Hold Telephone Town Hall Commemorating ‘Nevertheless, She Persisted’

    02/06/2018 1:42:39 PM PST · by kevcol · 29 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | February 6, 2018 | Conor Beck
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) is hosting a "Nevertheless, She Persisted" telephone town hall on Wednesday to commemorate the one-year anniversary of her being formally silenced on the Senate floor. . . . The senator has made vast sums of money selling merchandise featuring the phrase, and she has used the phrase frequently in speeches.
  • West Virginia Bill Would Finally Ban Taxpayer Funding of Abortions

    02/06/2018 7:48:01 AM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Feb 5, 2018 | Micaiah Bilger
    A West Virginia bill that would end taxpayer funding for abortions in the state is slated for a public hearing Monday in the state House. West Virginia is one of 17 states that funds elective abortions for low-income women through Medicaid. State House Bill 4012 would end taxpayer funding for abortions except when medically necessary to save the mother’s life, the AP reports. Since 1977, state taxpayers have been forced to pay millions of dollars for tens of thousands unborn babies’ abortion deaths, according to West Virginians for Life. “The federal government limits tax funding of abortions to cases of...
  • The Kuhner Report,Jeffrey T. Kuhner Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,February 5-9,2018,WRKO AM

    02/05/2018 9:04:18 AM PST · by Biggirl · 1 replies
    The Kuhner Report ^ | February 5, 2018 | Jeffrey T. Kuhner
    Good Afternoon And WELCOME!
  • Eagles, Foles rally to stun Patriots in Super Bowl LII

    02/04/2018 7:55:16 PM PST · by Repeal 16-17 · 190 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 4, 2018 | Samuel Chamberlain
    This time, the New England Patriots were the victims of a Super Bowl comeback. MVP Nick Foles threw for three touchdowns and caught another as the Eagles defeated the Patriots 41-33 in Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis, Minn. Sunday night to win the franchise’s first NFL championship since 1960.
  • Yes, Pelosi Is Still Saying 'Crumbs'

    02/01/2018 1:33:07 PM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 1, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is being shunned by members of her own party for downplaying the benefits of tax reform. Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-NY) informed Pelosi that $1,000 bonuses were not "chump change."Crowley wondered whether those employers had already planned to dole out bonuses, despite the tax reform package. But, it's quite the coincidence when dozens of other companies have suddenly invested massively in their workforces after the vote. Boeing, AT&T, Darden Restaurant Group, Apple, and Starbucks to name a few.Yet, Pelosi continues to be a broken record. The employee bonuses are "crumbs" compared to the rewards large corporations...
  • East Bridgewater women disfigure child in Voodoo ritual, say police

    02/03/2018 9:24:04 AM PST · by markomalley · 17 replies
    The Enterprise ^ | 2/1/18 | Sara Cline
    Two East Bridgewater women tied up, burned and disfigured a 5-year-old Randolph girl to rid her of a demon that was making her misbehave, according to East Bridgewater police. The women, who are facing multiple assault charges, also threatened to cut off the head of the girl’s 8-year-old brother in what police described as Haitian Voodoo rituals inside a home at 31 West Union St., in East Bridgewater.The ritual was done upon the mother’s request, police said.Peggy LaBossiere, 51, and her sister, Rachel Hilaire, 40, were held without bail Monday after pleading not guilty during their arraignments in Brockton District...
  • Holy Cross student newspaper changes its name to 'The Spire' [trunc]

    02/02/2018 3:03:13 PM PST · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 13 replies
    MassLive ^ | 2.2.18 | Melissa Hanson
    Full title: Holy Cross student newspaper changes its name to 'The Spire' ahead of Board of Trustees decision about school's moniker 'The Crusader' A day before the College of the Holy Cross Board of Trustees is expected to decide whether or not to keep "The Crusader" as the school's moniker and mascot, the student newspaper has announced a change in the 93-year-old publication's name. The student newspaper will now publish under the name "The Spire," students wrote in a statement issued Friday. "The Spire" pays homage to the distinctive spires of Fenwick Hall, Holy Cross' main building and oldest structure,...