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  • Boston Schools Change Maps to “De-colonize” History

    03/22/2017 11:58:41 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 23 replies
    The Dennis Prager Show ^ | March 22, 2017 | Dennis Prager
    We’re all for accuracy. But that’s not why this change is being made. It’s being made for political purposes. Because Africa looks bigger on the new map that’s going to change the lives of black and other minority students? Really? No, it’s really about showing minority students how victimized they have been.
  • Warren Changes Media Strategy Amid Low Poll Numbers (Squaw make heap big schmooze with news)

    03/20/2017 12:33:39 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 29 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | March 20, 2017 | Madeleine Weast
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) has changed her media strategy amid low poll numbers in her home state by making herself more available to the press in Massachusetts. Warren's "creative media-dodging habits are a running joke among her home-state press corps," Politico reported over the weekend. "Whenever the senator makes a public appearance, Massachusetts reporters know to keep one eye fixed on the exit doors." Last week, however, the Massachusetts Democrat held three open-to-media events in her home state. Each event was followed by lengthy huddles with reporters. [Snip] Terry MacCormack, the Massachusetts Republican Party's communication director, does not find...
  • FBI, NFL believe Tom Brady’s stolen Super Bowl jersey has been located

    03/20/2017 6:26:35 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 52 replies
    FOX Sports ^ | 03-20-2017 | Cameron DaSilva
    The biggest mystery of the Super Bowl LI been solved, and, no, it’s not how the Atlanta Falcons managed to blow a 25-point lead in the second half. According to FOX Sports NFL Insider Jay Glazer, the FBI and NFL security believe they have found Tom Brady’s stolen jersey, which has been missing for a month and a half. Breaking: FOX Sports has learned the FBI & NFL Security believe they have located Tom Brady's (cont) https://t.co/kxAaxUl3c5 The NFL believes it was stolen by someone posing as a member of the international media. More breaking details: NFL believes the jersey...
  • Report: Before Retiring, Harry Reid Told Elizabeth Warren To Run For President In 2020

    03/14/2017 1:50:51 PM PDT · by drewh · 27 replies
    Vox ^ | Mar 14, 2017, 8:00am EDT | Tara Golshan
    Harry Reid, the former Democratic Senate Minority Leader, thinks Elizabeth Warren should run for president in 2020 — and he told Warren as much before he retired last year. Buried deep in a story about the future of the Democratic Party’s opposition movement in the Donald Trump era, the New York Times Magazine’s Charles Homans set the scene: Shortly before Thanksgiving, he summoned Warren to the minority leader's office. When she arrived, the room was littered with art supplies; on an easel was a half-finished portrait of Reid that would be unveiled at his retirement party the following month. Its...
  • Man eggs Trump Tower in New York

    03/13/2017 12:39:56 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 29 replies
    pix11.com ^ | Posted 11:18 AM, March 13, 2017 | by Aliza Chasan
    MANHATTAN — President Donald Trump found himself with egg on his face Sunday night; or at least his namesake tower did. A tourist from Cambridge, Massachusetts armed with eggs launched his yolk-filled ammunition at Trump Tower around 10:40 p.m., police said. No one was injured in the incident, but an unclear number of eggs were destroyed. President Trump was not in New York at the time. He has not visited his home city since his inauguration in January. An NYPD spokesman said Travis Moonschein, the 36-year-old alleged egg thrower, posed no threat to the President. Officers stopped Moonschein after he...
  • Gay veterans permitted to march in Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day parade

    03/11/2017 12:10:15 PM PST · by Timpanagos1 · 35 replies
    PBS ^ | 3/11/17 | MICHAEL D. REGAN
    Gay and transgender U.S. military veterans will be allowed to participate in the city of Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade next weekend, in a reversal made by organizers on Friday. In 2015 and 2016, members of the gay veterans’ group OutVets were allowed to march in the Boston parade, one of the largest in the country, after some sponsors threatened to pull funding from the event and local politicians threatened to boycott it. But despite OutVets’ recent participation, the South Boston Allied War Veterans Council, which organizes the parade, voted on Tuesday to exclude the group from this year’s parade...
  • Shattuck: No lamenting liberal Liz Warren’s fall from grace

    03/11/2017 4:43:46 AM PST · by calvincaspian · 30 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 03-11-17 | Tom Shattuck
    Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is useless, teetering close to the ragged edge of pointless. Apart from starring roles in childish protests and tough-guy Twitter rants, Warren is making no difference in Washington, D.C., and is no friend to her constituents in Massachusetts. She spent the primary election virtually huddled under her desk while progressives implored her to help send their once-in-a-lifetime socialist dream, Bernie Sanders, to the White House.
  • Four more states to challenge Trump travel ban

    03/09/2017 4:10:00 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 27 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/3/17 | Ben Ariel
    Democratic attorneys general in four states announced on Thursday that they will try to block President Donald Trump’s revised executive order on travel in court, The Hill reported. Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson said Thursday his office will file a motion asking U.S. District Judge James Robart, who issued the order blocking the first version of the ban, to reaffirm that the order applies to the new version of the travel ban as well. ..... The new ban, which was signed by Trump on Monday, blocks citizens of six Muslim-majority countries: Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. Iraqi citizens,...
  • 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.”
  • Fishers sue to get rid of Obama's New England ocean monument

    03/07/2017 8:04:15 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 7, 2017 7:26 PM EST | Patrick Whittle
    A coalition of commercial fishing groups filed a lawsuit on Tuesday to challenge the creation of a national monument off the coast of New England. President Barack Obama created the monument in September using executive authority under the Antiquities Act. The monument is called the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument, and it is made up of nearly 5,000 square miles of underwater canyons and mountains. The creation of the monument closed the area to most commercial fishing and has been opposed by fishing groups for months. A coalition of the groups filed their lawsuit Tuesday in federal court....
  • Baker promises funding to offset any Planned Parenthood cuts

    03/07/2017 6:19:25 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 22 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | Priyanka Dayal McCluskey
    Governor Charlie Baker is pledging to boost state funding for Planned Parenthood clinics in Massachusetts if his fellow Republicans in Washington push ahead with a plan to slash the flow of federal dollars to the organization. Massachusetts’ five Planned Parenthood clinics stand to lose a total of about $2 million a year, from a budget of $21.5 million, if the federal cuts take place.
  • Whites-only group explores its 'racist superiority' at MIT

    03/07/2017 10:11:37 AM PST · by C19fan · 36 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | March 7, 2017 | Anthony Gockowski
    The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) now has a “White Person’s Accountability Group” to help white people understand their “roles both in perpetuating systemic racism and in dismantling it.” According to a copy of the group’s mission statement, it was formed in reaction to the notorious “White Privilege Conference,” during which “a mixed-race group of MIT community members” realized “how different their experience had been in the WPC [White Privilege Conference] space and that there was a lot they could do with other white people to dismantle internal and structural racism.”
  • New England electricity prices 47% higher last month than national average

    03/06/2017 12:36:45 PM PST · by george76 · 28 replies
    Mass Live ^ | January 18, 2017 | Jim Kinney
    Households in New England paid electricity prices last month that were 47 percent higher than the national average.. Consumer energy information released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics for its Boston region showed the area's households paid an average of 19.5 cents per kilowatt hour for electricity, compared to the national average of 13.3 cents. The region includes Hampden and Worcester counties as well as Greater Boston and parts of New Hampshire, Connecticut and Maine. The figures came out one day after energy utility Eversource proposed a 10 percent increase in its electricity distribution rates beginning early next year. The...
  • Editorial: Elizabeth Warren takes a dive

    03/06/2017 4:16:08 AM PST · by Zakeet · 13 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | March 5, 2017
    Massachusetts' very own profile in courage - U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren - Thursday voted against the only African-American nominee to Donald Trump's Cabinet, Ben Carson, who was confirmed as secretary of Housing and Urban Development. The funny thing is that Warren was pretty much OK with voting in favor of the former neurosurgeon back when his nomination was being considered by the Senate Banking Committee - a mere five weeks ago. In fact, at the time Warren wrote an extensive Facebook post, defending her support for Carson even though "he is not the nominee I wanted." "But 'the nominee I...
  • Gobble gobble, toil and trouble! Sinister moment turkeys perform death dance around a dead cat.

    03/03/2017 11:06:04 AM PST · by sevinufnine · 18 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 03/03/2017 | Cameron Phelps
    Turkeys are omnivorous, meaning they will eat a wide range of foods but pretty much eat nuts, seeds and fruits. They also don't usually eat dead animals. Wildlife biologist Mark Hatfield told Gizmodo that the birds were probably just sizing up the cat. 'They're just making sure that it's no longer a threat,' Mr Hatfield said.
  • Elizabeth Warren calls for Jeff Sessions to resign 'now'

    03/02/2017 9:36:28 AM PST · by Zakeet · 72 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 2, 2017 | Susan Crabtree
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren called for Attorney General Jeff Sessions' immediate resignation after it was reported he had two contacts with the Russian ambassador during the 2016 presidential campaign, joining several other prominent Democrats who also pushed for his departure late Wednesday. [Snip] Warren labeled Sessions' alleged conflicts of interest when it comes to investigating Russia as a "serious threat to the national security of the United States." "This is not normal. This is not fake news. This is a very real & serious threat to the national security of the United States," she tweeted. "And we need Attorney General Jeff...
  • Democratic Rep. Stephen Lynch slams media’s ‘steady drumbeat of attack’ against Trump

    03/01/2017 5:41:11 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 30 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | Jessica Chasmar
    Democratic Rep. Stephen Lynch says the media’s “steady drumbeat of attack” against President Trump has destroyed their credibility. “I don’t think he’s been treated fairly in the media,” the Massachusetts representative told WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Joe Mathieu on Wednesday, Mediaite reported. “I thought that one of the biggest casualties of this past election was the credibility of the media,” Mr. Lynch said. “I read probably six or seven newspapers a day, my staff sends me the clips, and there was just a steady drumbeat of attack against Donald Trump. “It seemed like some press outlets became completely unshackled from responsible...
  • Harvard administrators accused of embezzling $110,000 spending it on luxuries including sex toys

    03/01/2017 2:07:23 PM PST · by billorites · 28 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | March 1, 2017 | Paddy Dinham
    Two Harvard administrators have been accused of spending $110,000 set aside for disabled students on luxury electronic items including sex toys. Meg DeMarco and Darris Saylors both left their jobs after their new superior spotted the six-figure hole in the budget and lodged a police investigation. As well as phones, tablets and computers that were purchased by the pair, 32-year-old Saylors, who worked in the Dean Of Students' office, is accused of spending money on sex toys. DeMarco, 33, who worked at Harvard Law School as Director of Student Affairs from August 2008 until November 2013, was confronted at a...
  • Cambridge man who says he invented email says he will challenge Elizabeth Warren in 2018

    03/01/2017 10:30:20 AM PST · by bryan999 · 50 replies
    In the wee hours of Saturday morning, the prospective field of 2018 Republican challengers to Sen. Elizabeth Warren added another name: Shiva Ayyadurai. The 53-year-old Cambridge resident and self-described inventor of email publicly announced his plans to run against the Massachusetts Democrat in a tweet at 4:23 a.m. Saturday. Ayyadurai, who says he is a Republican, tweeted Sunday night that he had opened a campaign office on Concord Avenue in Cambridge and called Warren a “fake fighter,” in addition to referencing the senator’s controverted claims of Native American heritage. According to a 2012 correction in the Washington Post, while Ayyadurai...
  • Congressional candidate: Moon-colonizing companies could destroy cities by dropping rocks (funny)

    02/28/2017 3:12:42 PM PST · by jazusamo · 114 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 28, 2017 | Bradford Richardson
    Democrat Brianna Wu claims that Moon valuable militarily because rocks ‘have power of 100s of nuclear bombs’A transgender-issues activist and Democratic candidate for Congress says the advent of the space tourism industry could give private corporations a “frightening amount of power” to destroy the Earth with rocks because of the Moon’s military importance. Brianna Wu, a prominent “social justice warrior” in the “Gamergate” controversy who now is running for the House seat in Massachusetts’ 8th District, suggested in a since-deleted tweet that companies could drop rocks from the Moon.
  • Democratic Socialist Group Seeks to Become a Registered Student Organization (Boston College)

    02/27/2017 2:09:57 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    The Heights (BC Student Newspaper) ^ | February 27, 2017 | by Chris Russo
    In light of President Donald Trump’s recent executive orders, forms of resistance against him, including protests, have become more prevalent in the United States. One group that organizes many of the protests is the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA). Boston College will soon see its own rising group of socialists, as the Young Democratic Socialists of BC (YDSBC) seek to become a registered student organization (RSO) on campus. “The primary purpose of the club will be to produce a more in-depth discussion [about socialism] on campus,” said Joshua Behrens, creator of the club and MCAS ’18. “I feel like critiquing...
  • Hasbro to Make Play-Doh American Again

    02/26/2017 2:52:33 AM PST · by GonzoII · 41 replies
    FOX ^ | February 25, 2017 | Paul Ziobro
    Play-Doh will soon be squeezed out of a factory in the U.S. again, as Hasbro Inc. brings manufacturing of the popular moldable clay back to America for the first time in years.  Hasbro said it is working with a manufacturing partner to make Play-Doh at a facility in East Longmeadow, Mass., starting in the second half of 2018. Although the preschool clay was invented in Cincinnati in the 1950s, it hasn't been made in the U.S. since 2004. 
  • Caetano Inspired Lawsuit against Massachusetts Stun Gun Ban

    02/25/2017 6:12:04 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    ammoland ^ | 18 February, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Arizona – -(Ammoland.com)-The last direct action by the United States Supreme Court on the Second Amendment was the decision of  Caetano v. Massachusetts. The case was decided in 2016. The Court unanimously held, in the Caetano PER CURIAM decision (pdf), that: The Court has held that “the Second Amendment extends, prima facie, to all instruments that constitute bearable arms, even those that were not in existence at the time of the founding,” District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U. S. 570, 582 (2008), and that this “Second Amendment right is fully applicable to the States,” McDonald v.Chicago, 561 U. S....
  • Column: Tom Brady Should Challenge Elizabeth Warren for Senate Seat In 2018

    02/22/2017 10:23:52 AM PST · by detective · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Feb 2017 | Dylan Gwinn
    After supporting friend Donald Trump in his quest to “Make America Great Again,” could the time soon come for President Trump to support his friend Tom Brady in a quest to “Make Massachusetts Great Again?” If Brady plays things out as laid out by political columnist Peter Lucas of the Lowell Sun, that time could be fast approaching. On the heels of recent polling which suggests that current Bay State Senator Elizabeth Warren’s popularity has taken a hit, Lucas makes the case for sending Mr. Brady to Washington.
  • Police halt High Five Friday after concerns from parents (Northampton, MA)

    02/21/2017 11:04:17 AM PST · by matt04 · 25 replies
    Students in Northampton used to begin Friday mornings with high fives and fist bumps from local police officers, but because of concerns from parents that program has been halted. The “High Five Friday” program aimed to bring uniformed police officers to the city’s elementary schools on Fridays to welcome students to school. The idea for the program began after a law enforcement conference in San Diego, in which High Five Fridays were promoted as a way for officers to engage with young people, WWLP reported. Northampton police said they received a lot of support for the program from the public,...
  • 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...
  • Joy Reid flips out when guest mentions Elizabeth Warren’s American Indian “stunt”

    02/19/2017 12:53:22 PM PST · by markomalley · 26 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 2/19/17 | William A Jacobson
    Joy Reid tends to get agitated when a guest doesn’t go in the direction she wants on her MSNBC show.Mark Finkelstein has featured her antics and those of her guests a number of times: Joy Reid Guest Calls Sessions a ‘Confederate Attorney General’Joy Reid Guest: Trump ‘Pushing Nation to Constitutional Crisis of Unprecedented Magnitude’Joy Reid Shuts Down Trump Surrogate for Saying Hillary Jeopardized National SecurityJoy Reid Chastises Trump Supporter: Don’t Say ‘Illegals’ on My Show Reid recently lost it with J.D. Hayworth.Newsbusters reports, MSNBC’s Reid Race-Baits With Phony Claims, Kicks GOP Guest off Show: On Saturday’s AM Joy on MSNBC, after...
  • Yale hires Kerry: Those who can't do...

    02/17/2017 2:32:48 PM PST · by kevcol · 34 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | February 17, 2017 | Emily Jashinsky
    the former secretary of state "will supervise the new school's Kerry Initiative as a distinguished fellow for global affairs," where he's set to teach a seminar next school year. Per Yale's description, Kerry will supervise, "an interdisciplinary program that will tackle pressing global challenges." . . . Now, Yale says, Kerry will work with researchers "on issues including climate change, global economic development, authoritarian populism and violent extremism."
  • Liz Warren: Trump's EPA pick 'has the nerve' to debate climate science

    02/17/2017 2:30:59 AM PST · by kevcol · 52 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | February 16, 2017 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Thursday criticized President Trump's nominee to lead the EPA for having "the nerve" to say the science behind climate change is still up for debate. Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt is expected to be confirmed Friday afternoon to lead the EPA, despite Warren's argument that he is a climate change denier who would dismantle the EPA's ability to mitigate the human activity that she said is warming up the plane
  • John Kerry 'hasn't ruled anything in or anything out' for 2020 run

    02/16/2017 6:25:18 PM PST · by kevcol · 76 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | February 16, 2017 | Anna Giaritelli
    Former Secretary of State John Kerry has not ruled out running for president again in 2020, according to a new interview. The 2004 Democratic presidential nominee, who lost to George W. Bush, is suggesting he could be up for potentially running against President Trump.
  • Poll: President Donald Trump would beat US Sen. Elizabeth Warren in possible 2020 matchup

    02/15/2017 10:17:01 AM PST · by ISTHISONETAKEN · 8 replies
    Despite the controversies that have surrounded President Donald Trump's first weeks in office, the Republican would win reelection in 2020 if he were to face the right Democratic opponent, a new survey suggests. A Politico/Morning Consult poll released Wednesday found that although more voters said they would cast their ballots for some nameless Democrat in the next presidential election, the commander in chief would hold on to his seat if challenged by U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts. Just over a third, or 35 percent, of voters said they would likely support a Trump reelection bid, compared to 43 percent who...
  • More Patriots players refusing to visit the White House; it could change a great tradition forever

    02/14/2017 12:28:18 PM PST · by Zakeet · 62 replies
    Yahoo ^ | February 12, 2017
    Six Patriots ... will not partake in the tradition. [Snip] In the past, most players avoided controversy by saying their decision was based on other factors, such as a scheduling conflict or family commitments. But with Trump in the White House, that tone seems to be changing. And now that the door to openly challenge the White House is open, more athletes could follow suit, just as some did when Colin Kaepernick of the San Francisco 49ers took a knee during the national anthem to protest police brutality. If declined White House visits become more common, it would be a...
  • No, Elizabeth Warren Is Not a Feminist Icon

    02/14/2017 8:33:25 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | February 13, 2017 | Rachel Bovard
    Last week, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., was vaulted to high status among feminists.What did she do? Did she lay down in the street to protect the voting rights of women? Did she take a stand against sex trafficking and female exploitation?No. She knowingly and flagrantly broke a long-standing rule of the Senate. And for this, the left made her a hero.The rule that Warren broke was Section 2 of Rule 19, a century-old prohibition on senators from attributing conduct or motives “unworthy or unbecoming” to another senator.If applied, it requires the offending senator to “take his (or her) seat,” meaning...
  • Taxpayer-Funded Study Asked if People Could Smell ‘Asparagus Pee’

    02/14/2017 6:28:37 AM PST · by kevcol · 59 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | February 14, 2017 | Elizabeth Harrington
    A taxpayer-funded study set to find out if people can smell their own "asparagus pee." Researchers at Harvard on two active studies that received over $3 million last year surveyed nearly 7,000 people to determine if their urine smelled funny after eating the vegetable. The results were published in the BMJ scientific journal . . . The results concluded a "large proportion of individuals of European-American descent cannot smell ‘asparagus pee'—the unpleasant odor present in urine after people eat asparagus," according to the T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
  • UMass-Amherst’s Mandatory Social Justice Classes Denounce ‘White Privilege’, ‘Cultural Imperialism’

    02/13/2017 6:19:49 AM PST · by C19fan · 24 replies
    Heat Street ^ | February 10, 2017 | Ian Miles Cheong
    Colleges are institutions of learning, not centers for indoctrination. But some schools are making “social justice” classes mandatory for students who want to acquire their degrees and diplomas. A student in one such program at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst has given a long interview detailing what actually happens in the classroom day to day—revealing some of the exercises that students are put through and the “facts” that are pushed on them.
  • Boston Is a Shooters’ Paradise [ 96% of Gunmen never arrested]

    02/12/2017 8:18:11 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 20 replies
    More than 96 percent of gunmen involved in non-fatal shootings are never arrested in Boston. The cops know it—but will they do anything about it? In response to such low numbers, officials at the BPD and the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office smile and claim they’re doing just fine. Non-fatal shootings are tough cases to solve, they argue, usually occurring outdoors, where it’s difficult to locate physical evidence. The task is made even harder, police say, because witnesses generally refuse to cooperate and help identify shooters. No matter how you parse the numbers, though, one thing has become alarmingly clear:...
  • Trump to Dems: 'Pocahontas is now the face of your party'

    02/10/2017 7:47:15 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 72 replies
    Trump to Dems: 'Pocahontas is now the face of your party' By Phil Mattingly and Ted Barrett, CNN Updated 10:01 PM ET, Fri February 10, 2017 Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump taunted Democrats by telling them "Pocahontas is now the face of your party" -- his insult of choice for Sen. Elizabeth Warren -- during a meeting with senators earlier this week, sources told CNN. The President also used the Thursday meeting at the White House to again surface unfounded claims of voter fraud during the 2016 presidential election. The sources said the Warren moment came up in the context of...
  • Baker's doing the Massachusetts shuffle on Trump

    02/10/2017 6:26:19 AM PST · by luke1825 · 10 replies
    Lowell Sun ^ | 2/10 | peter lucas
    If Gov. Charlie Baker really wants to prove his anti-Donald Trump street cred, he'll open the State House to illegal immigrants. That way he can help deal with the overflow of all the illegals who will seek sanctuary from deportation in Boston Mayor Marty Walsh's City Hall. The mayor, who went ballistic over the temporary initiation of extreme vetting of refugees and immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim countries, invited threatened illegal immigrants to seek safety in City Hall
  • Winter Storm Niko to Become a Northeast Snowstorm [as if you didn't know:)]

    02/09/2017 4:23:11 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 58 replies
    /weather.com/ ^ | 07:22:39 AM Thu, 02/09/17 | /weather.com/
    Winter Storm Niko will bring heavy snow to a sizable swath of the Interstate 95 Northeast corridor through Thursday. Many areas will pick up 6 to 12 inches of snow during this quick-hitting storm, with snowfall rates topping one inch per hour at times.(INTERACTIVE: Winter Storm Niko Snowfall Tracker) The snow will make for difficult road travel and will likely trigger significant flight delays Thursday in Boston, New York City and Philadelphia.(NEWS: Snow Emergency Declared) Current Radar, Temperatures, Conditions
  • Warren seizes spotlight after GOP rebuke (Squaw on the warpath alert)

    02/09/2017 1:34:46 AM PST · by Zakeet · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 8, 2017 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's (R-Ky.) decision to rebuke the Senate's most prominent liberal woman has significantly raised the temperature in what was already a ­red-hot chamber of Congress. [Snip] Warren, who is viewed as a top-tier 2020 presidential candidate, is usually very selective about her media interviews and generally does not engage with reporters in the Senate hallways. But on Wednesday, she went on a media blitz, which included interviews with CNN, MSNBC, ABC's "The View" and The Hill.
  • Elizabeth Warren silenced on Senate floor after quoting Coretta Scott King

    02/08/2017 11:14:36 AM PST · by TBP · 50 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 7, 2017 | 10:53pm | Marisa Schultz
    In a rare move, the Senate voted late Tuesday to silence Sen. Elizabeth Warren from speaking out against Sen. Jeff Sessions, President Trump’s nominee for attorney general. The Republican-led Senate voted 49-43 to uphold a floor ruling that Warren (D-Mass.) violated Senate Rule 19 by “impugning” the character of Sessions during her lengthy speech against his confirmation. A separate vote to allow Warren to continue to speak failed — effectively silencing the outspoken progressive from continuing her anti-Sessions speech. The dust-up on the Senate floor began shortly before 7 p.m. when Warren took the microphone to make a long, impassioned...
  • Curt Schilling Slams Liz Warren: Senator ‘Lieawatha’ Represents ‘Everything We Hate About Politics’

    02/08/2017 8:46:40 AM PST · by george76 · 49 replies
    Heat street ^ | February 7, 2017 | Andrew Stiles
    Former baseball star Curt Schilling is reportedly planning to run for Senate in Massachusetts against incumbent Elizabeth Warren, and he’s wasting no time attacking his would-be opponent. Warren, a favorite politician among the liberal activists, represents “everything we hate about politics,” the former Red Sox pitcher said during an radio interview on the Larry O’Connor show. Schilling thinks he could be successful against Warren because of the “disconnect” between the politics of average voters in Massachusetts and the senator’s left-wing beliefs. “As I talk about potentially running for Senate and running against ‘Lieawatha,’ I’ve talked about the fact that the...
  • Jeff Sessions: uproar as Republicans exploit procedure to silence Elizabeth Warren

    02/08/2017 3:38:36 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 63 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 2/7/2017 | David Smith
    (Watch videos at link) Senate Republicans voted on Tuesday night to silence Elizabeth Warren for reading out a letter from the widow of Martin Luther King during a debate over Senator Jeff Sessions’ nomination for attorney general, eliciting furious response from Democrats. Speaking on the Senate floor, Warren quoted from 30-year-old correspondence from Coretta Scott King relating to Sessions’ failed judicial nomination in the 1980s. It was part of a barnstorming speech by the Massachusetts Senator against Sessions’ suitability for the post and attacking his record on civil rights. Mitch McConnell, the Republican majority leader, objected that Warren had broken...
  • Senate Votes To Gag Elizabeth Warren After Anti-Sessions Outburst

    02/08/2017 12:28:59 AM PST · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 131 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | Feb 7, 2017 | Tyler Durden
    ollowing a scathing speech against Trump's nominee for Attorney General, Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell said Senator Elizabeth Warren had "impugned the motives and conduct of our colleague from Alabama," violating the so-called 'Rule 19'. By a vote of 49-43, Senator Warren was then barred from speaking on the floor until Senator Sessions nomination debate is complete (likely tomorrow evening).... McConnell defended the decision, noting Warren had been warned. "Sen. Warren was giving a lengthy speech. She had appeared to violate the rule. She was warned. She was given an explanation," he said after the vote. "Nevertheless, she persisted."
  • [Patriots] Martellus Bennett Will Skip Patriots White House Visit

    02/06/2017 6:44:21 PM PST · by markomalley · 33 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 2/6/17 | Mary Chastain
    New England Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett has announced he will skip the team’s trip to the White House when President Donald Trump honors them. The Patriots defeated the Atlanta Falcons in a thrilling Super Bowl on Sunday night: “I haven’t thought about it. I am not going to go,” the New England Patriots tight end said. “I can elaborate later on in life; right now I am just trying to enjoy this … People know how I feel about it, just follow me on Twitter.”Bennett added that he is “not really worried” about potential backlash over skipping the White...
  • Romney Could Run For Senate In 2018

    02/06/2017 1:37:33 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 27 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 6, 2017 | Phillip Stucky
    Former Governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney could run for the United States Senate in 2018, according to a Friday interview with Deseret news. The former presidential candidate will not commit to a Senate run, but refuses to rule out the possibility. “I don’t have any predictions on what I might do. I’m not going to open a door and I’m not going to close a door. All doors are open,” Romney said after mentioning the 2018 Senate race.
  • Patriots Tight End Won’t Attend White House Super Bowl Celebration

    02/06/2017 11:36:48 AM PST · by ColdOne · 138 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 2/6/17 | Jack Heretik
    New England Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett refuses to attend the team's reception at the White House after winning the Super Bowl LI because he doesn't support President Donald Trump. Bennett made the comments while both speaking with reporters and on Twitter, the Dallas Morning News reported on Monday. Will Patriots TE Martellus Bennett make trip to White House if team goes to honor Super Bowl win? "I'm not going to go." — Brandon George (@DMN_George) February 6, 2017
  • As Elizabeth Warren eyes White House run, Her Senate race could pose hurdle

    02/06/2017 7:51:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | 02/06/2017 | Fred Lucas
    Liberal icon Elizabeth Warren has emerged as the scourge of the Trump administration, grilling the president’s Cabinet nominees at every chance and coming out against Supreme Court pick Neil Gorsuch within minutes of his nomination. The moves are what one might expect from a presidential aspirant. But Warren, who is placed in the top tier of likely Democratic 2020 candidates in very-early polls, first has to keep her Massachusetts Senate seat. It’s not a sure thing. According to WBUR poll, just 44 percent of state voters think she deserves re-election, while a plurality – 46 percent – believes she doesn’t...
  • President Trump's Superbowl Champions Tweet

    02/05/2017 8:05:52 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 68 replies
    Twitter ^ | 2/4/17 | President Trump
    Donald J. Trump ‏@realDonaldTrump · 25m25 minutes ago What an amazing comeback and win by the Patriots. Tom Brady, Bob Kraft and Coach B are total winners. Wow!
  • Shooting at a mall in Massachusetts

    02/03/2017 5:17:00 PM PST · by AngieGal · 42 replies
    Fox 5 Atlanta ^ | 2/3/2117 | Fox 5
    This is a live feed from their Facebook page. I can't find this new story anywhere.