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  • Another GOP lawmaker calls on Steve King to resign over white supremacy comments

    01/14/2019 8:41:15 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 85 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1 14 2019 | Justin Wise
    Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) on Monday called on fellow GOP Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) to resign over recent comments he made about white supremacy and white nationalism. "I wish he’d resign, frankly," Stewart said on CNN's "Cuomo Prime Time." "He’s lost the trust and faith of his comrades. For the good of the party, for the good of the American people, I think it’s time for us to make a change." His comments came just hours after GOP leaders in Congress stripped the Iowa congressman from any committee assignments in the new Congress. Stewart said that he "absolutely" agreed with...
  • Project Veritas Wins Suit

    01/14/2019 12:11:49 PM PST · by WellyP · 15 replies
    Project Veritas ^ | December 10, 2018 | by Staff Report
    “[T]he Court holds that [Massachusetts law] may not constitutionally prohibit the secret audio recording of government officials…”
  • Steve King slams GOP leaders for 'political decision' over comments on white supremacy

    01/14/2019 5:53:31 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 126 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/14/19 | Justin Wise
    Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) on Monday denounced GOP leaders' move to remove him from all committee assignments, calling it a "political decision that ignores the truth." “[House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s (R-Calif.)] decision to remove me from committees is a political decision that ignores the truth," King said in a statement shortly after McCarthy told reporters that the Iowa congressman would not receive any committee assignments in the new Congress. King was previously a member of the House Judiciary, Agriculture and Small Business committees. He had also served as chairman of a House Judiciary subcommittee on the Constitution and...
  • Romney calls on Steve King to resign after comments on white supremacy

    01/14/2019 3:53:32 PM PST · by SMGFan · 126 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 14, 2019
    Newly-elected Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) on Monday called for conservative Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) to resign from the House because of his remarks questioning whether white supremacy is "offensive." “I think he ought to step aside and I think Congress ought to make it very clear he has no place there,” Romney told CNN’s Manu Raju on Monday. A spokeswoman for Romney confirmed the statement. Romney is the latest high-profile Republican voice to condemn King’s comments made in an interview with The New York Times in which he said, “white nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language...
  • Trump references 'Wounded Knee' in tweet mocking Warren

    01/13/2019 8:05:02 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 46 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/13/19 | Emily Birnbaum
    President Trump on Sunday night mocked a video of Democratic presidential contender Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) by saying the video would have been a "smash" if she filmed it in "Bighorn or Wounded Knee," a reference to her Native American heritage. Trump suggested that Warren's husband, who appears in the video, should have worn "full Indian garb." The president also renewed his use of his racially charged nickname for Warren: Pocahontas. "If Elizabeth Warren, often referred to by me as Pocahontas, did this commercial from Bighorn or Wounded Knee instead of her kitchen, with her husband dressed in full Indian garb,...
  • Boston Mayor’s Office to Force Doctors to Identify and Document Patients Who Own Guns

    01/11/2019 7:10:11 PM PST · by bitt · 114 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 1/10/2019 | Jim Hoft
    Joseph Stalin’s firearms registration and confiscation was a tremendous success for the Socialist state. Under the Tsar, Russia was one of the most heavily armed societies on earth. That all changed when Stalin and the communists took control. Stalin was able to control, starve, punish and imprison a defenseless people… after he took their guns. (Zinnfigur) This video is a shocking reminder on how Stalin was able to control, starve, punish and imprison a defenseless people. It’s no secret that Democrats are hoping to repeat this history here in the United States. The Boston Mayor’s Office is pushing a new...
  • Massachusetts a breeding ground for the worst

    01/11/2019 8:05:38 AM PST · by Hemingway's Ghost · 67 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 11 January 2019 | Howie Carr
    Doesn’t it sometimes seem like almost every sanctimonious jerk in politics and the left-wing media has some kind of connection to Massachusetts? The commonwealth has become a magnet for a hugely disproportionate number of America’s most obnoxious know-it-alls — they’re not all natives, but so many of the nation’s most insufferable idiots have spent time here, and they all have one thing in common: They’re smarter, more moral and just generally better than the rest of us, and they want to inform us of their superiority 24/7, whether we want to hear about it or not. This state has turned...
  • Facing Legal Action, Insurer Now Will Cover People Taking Truvada, an H.I.V.-Prevention Drug

    01/11/2019 6:25:10 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 18 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 10, 2019 | Gina Kolata
    Settling allegations of discrimination filed by the Massachusetts attorney general’s office, Mutual of Omaha has agreed not to deny insurance to people who use medications to prevent H.I.V. infection. The insurer also has settled a lawsuit brought by an unidentified gay man in Massachusetts who was turned down for long-term-care insurance after acknowledging that he took an H.I.V.-prevention drug called Truvada. “Consumers looking to protect themselves from H.I.V. transmission should not be excluded from buying insurance,” Maura Healey, the attorney general of Massachusetts, said in a prepared statement. The company admitted no wrongdoing in the settlements and will make a...
  • Romney 2020 touted by Nevada’s Harry Reid, calling Trump ‘amoral’

    01/11/2019 4:12:55 AM PST · by C19fan · 27 replies
    Bosotn Herald ^ | January 10, 2019 | Staff
    Former Nevada Sen. Harry Reid is pushing for a Mitt Romney challenge to President Trump in 2020, saying Thursday that Trump has no conscience. “I’ve had dealings with the man,” Reid said of Trump. “I think he’s amoral. I don’t think he has a conscience.” Reid said he and Romney had differences in the past. But he said he likes Romney and thinks he’s “a moderate voice the Republicans need.” He also insisted that he had claimed Romney hadn’t paid “his fair share of taxes,” rather than no taxes and said he was glad he had raised the issue.
  • Fifth SEIU Official Ousted After Being Accused of Sexual Assault

    11/21/2017 4:49:28 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 18 replies
    freebeacon ^ | November 20, 2017 | Alex Griswold
    Another official at the Service Employees International Union has been ousted following accusations of sexual assault. Pedro Malave was first fired from a local Boston-area SEIU chapter in 2014, only to be later rehired at two other local chapters in California, the labor website Payday Report reported last week. Politico‘s Morning Shift newsletter flagged the report on Monday and confirmed that the locals dismissed Malave after they learned of his past alleged conduct. In the summer of 2014, the Boston-area 32BJ SEIU Local 615 investigated Malave, then the assistant director, after a co-worker, Daria Alladio, accused him of sexual assault....
  • More SEIU leaders ousted after sexual harassment allegations

    11/05/2017 9:29:52 AM PST · by rktman · 22 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 11/3/2017 | John Sexton
    While not on a par with what is happening in Hollywood, the SEIU has its own sexual harassment scandal going on. Buzzfeed reports that one union leader has been fired and another resigned after complaints about their interactions with female staffers..... More than a dozen current and former staffers interviewed by BuzzFeed News said complaints about top-level staff on the Fight for 15 were an open secret, and that complaints about abusive behavior by organizers who reported to top strategist Courtney led to no action. In October, the union suspended Courtney, following his marriage to a union employee. Sources said...
  • Owner of Historic Boston Restaurant Says Minimum Wage Hikes Hastened Its Demise

    01/10/2019 3:40:16 PM PST · by lowbridge · 57 replies
    intellectualtakeout.org ^ | January 8, 2019 | Jarrett Stepman
    Durgin-Park, a renowned Boston restaurant, has been around for a long time. It opened in 1827, when Massachusetts’ own John Quincy Adams was president of the United States. Phil Klein of the Washington Examiner wrote: “The restaurant, located in Boston’s Faneuil Hall, was an institution and tourist attraction, serving New England staples, such as chowder, shepherd’s pie, prime rib, pot roast, and Boston cream pie.” But now, after nearly two centuries, it’s closing. Why? The owner says it’s due in part to a recently passed law that raised the minimum wage from $11 to $12 an hour on Jan. 1, and will further increase it...
  • The 10 Most Liberal States in America

    01/10/2019 1:38:58 PM PST · by EveningStar · 55 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 10, 2019 | Nick Johnson
    America is more and more divided these days. In this video, we analyze the most liberal states in America, taking into account recent voting patterns, agendas, laws and regulations.
  • Cambridge city council votes to add gender neutral birth certificates

    01/09/2019 8:54:28 PM PST · by massmike · 15 replies
    boston25news.com ^ | 01/09/2019 | n/a
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The City of Cambridge voted Monday night to offer gender neutral birth certificates. Cambridge wants to add a third gender option for the transgender community. In addition to male and female, the city wants to add the option "X" on its birth certificates. Cambridge's policy order is just a preliminary step. Members of the public wll have a chance to weigh in on the proposal, before its sent to the state legislature for final approval. If passed, Cambridge would be the first Massachusetts city to ad an X option.
  • Howie Carr: Dems flip-flop on border security

    01/08/2019 2:26:31 PM PST · by george76 · 19 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | January 8, 2019 | Howie Carr
    As much as they hate to admit it now, national Democrats were against illegal immigration before they were for it. All quotes guaranteed verbatim: Barack Obama, 2005: “We simply cannot allow people to pour into the U.S. undocumented, undetected, unchecked, circumventing the people who are waiting patiently, diligently, lawfully to become immigrants in this country.” Hillary Clinton, 2014: “I voted numerous times when I was a senator to spend money to build a barrier to try to prevent illegal immigrants from coming in and I do think you have to control your borders.” Sen. Chuck Schumer, 2009: “People who enter...
  • Romney and the Never Trumpers Are Hiding Behind "Character" (Really good)

    01/07/2019 8:55:16 PM PST · by servo1969 · 52 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 1-7-2019 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I have been alleging, alluding to the Mitt Romney piece, and I want to dissect this very briefly, and not so much as to go after Romney, but rather what Romney represents. Romney represents the greatest blown opportunity in modern American politics. Romney represents the 25-year-old Republican establishment. He also represents the Never Trumpers, which are part of the out-of-touch Republican and in some cases conservative establishment. They are so out of touch and they're so focused on things that are not relevant today that were 25 or 30 years ago. They have been unable to adapt. They're still...
  • Pelosi and Warren obviously need a history lesson

    01/07/2019 7:48:57 AM PST · by george76 · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 7, 2019 | Jack Hellner
    Nancy Pelosi said it looks as if Trump just wants to abolish Congress and that a border wall is immoral. Elizabeth Warren says the Republican Party is corrupt and caters to the rich and powerful .... Here is just a small sample of what Pelosi, Warren, Obama, the Clintons, and other Democrats have done over the years where the media and other Democrats not only didn't care, but supported the moves wholeheartedly. Obama, the authoritarian, couldn't get DACA through Congress, so he dictatorially and unconstitutionally implemented it. Pelosi didn't care about Obama usurping congressional authority. ... The immoral and corrupt...
  • Elizabeth Warren's First Week On The Stump Filled With Missteps (Squaw look heap dumb)

    01/06/2019 11:16:26 PM PST · by Zakeet · 29 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | January 6, 2019 | Amber Athey
    Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren kicked off her 2020 presidential campaign with a series of awkward gaffes and lingering questions about her alleged Native American ancestry. The day Warren announced she was launching an exploratory committee for a 2020 bid, she appeared on Instagram Live with her husband, Bruce Mann. In the video, Warren attempts to appear folksy as she tells viewers, "Hold on a sec, I'm gonna get me, um, a beer." Warren returns to the frame with a bottled beer and then wraps her entire mouth around the bottle neck as she takes a sip. Her husband declines...
  • Elizabeth Warren makes fiery campaign debut in Iowa after a whirlwind kickoff week

    01/05/2019 3:19:55 AM PST · by Libloather · 57 replies
    Turnto23 ^ | 1/04/19
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren delivered her first live pitch to presidential primary voters in Iowa on Friday night with a signature and searing indictment of the powerful interests she blames for corrupting government and decimating the American working class. The trip is an early test for the Massachusetts Democrat's growing political operation, which unveiled a slate of touted hires this week, and a candidate determined to show that her populist economic message can conjure up excitement for her campaign in Iowa's traditional proving grounds. **SNIP** Warren's remarks, which were briefly rendered almost inaudible when her mic lost power, included a call...
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's 'Green New Deal' is more dangerous than you think

    01/04/2019 6:52:19 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 60 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3 Jan 2019 | Justin Haskins
    Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., hasn’t officially started her first term in office, but she’s already pushing a massive, far-left proposal that would fundamentally transform much of the economy and push the country closer than ever to socialism. For several weeks, you might have heard Ocasio-Cortez reference the creation of a “Green New Deal,” but until recently, few people knew what would be included in the plan. In a draft resolution to form a select committee in the House that would help develop legislation to put her plan in action, Ocasio-Cortez finally outlined numerous proposals that she says should be part...