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  • Mitt Romney Says He May Vote For His Wife Instead Of Donald Trump

    06/30/2016 7:13:47 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 95 replies
    Mitt Romney still can’t see himself voting for presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. However, he can’t bring himself to vote for the Democratic counterpart, Hillary Clinton, either. But the 2012 GOP nominee has a solution: putting his own wife’s name on the ballot. “It’s a matter of personal conscience,” Romney told CBS News’ John Dickerson Wednesday at the Aspen Ideas Festival. “I can’t vote for either of those two people.” Romney explained that he simply cannot get behind Trump’s divisive character. “Our nominee is saying, ‘Hey look it’s these people here. It’s these Mexicans coming across the border... it’s...
  • Is Elizabeth Warren Native American or What?

    06/29/2016 6:18:48 PM PDT · by bryan999 · 88 replies
    Elizabeth Warren is not a citizen of the Cherokee Nation. Elizabeth Warren is not enrolled in the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. And Elizabeth Warren is not one of the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee. Nor could she become one, even if she wanted to. Despite a nearly three week flap over her claim of "being Native American," the progressive consumer advocate has been unable to point to evidence of Native heritage except for a unsubstantiated thirdhand report that she might be 1/32 Cherokee. Even if it could be proven, it wouldn't qualify her to be a member of a...
  • Cigarettes Are Hazardous, But Some Lawmakers Are Worse

    06/29/2016 11:13:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 29, 2016 | Jeff Jacoby
    IN HAWAII and California, the minimum age for buying cigarettes was raised recently to 21. Now Massachusetts lawmakers, addicted to the rush that comes from limiting other people's choices, are keen to jump on the bandwagon.A bill banning the sale of tobacco products to anyone younger than 21 — and, for good measure, making it a crime to sell cigarettes in drugstores — passed the state Senate by an overwhelming vote last month. The bill is now before a House committee; it could reach the full House for a vote in a matter of days. Soon after the Fourth of July, adults...
  • A majority of millennials now reject capitalism, poll shows

    06/28/2016 5:00:42 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 77 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 26, 2016 | Max Ehrenfreund
    In an apparent rejection of the basic principles of the U.S. economy, a new poll shows that most young people do not support capitalism. The Harvard University survey, which polled young adults between ages 18 and 29, found that 51 percent of respondents do not support capitalism. Just 42 percent said they support it. It isn't clear that the young people in the poll would prefer some alternative system, though. Just 33 percent said they supported socialism. The survey had a margin of error of 2.4 percentage points. The results of the survey are difficult to interpret, pollsters noted. Capitalism...
  • Morning Joe Goes Gaga Over Elizabeth Warren as Hillary VP Pick

    06/28/2016 8:15:58 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 44 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Go ahead, Hillary: make our day . . . In the wake of Elizabeth Warren’s joint appearance with Clinton in Ohio yesterday, today’s Morning Joe panel went gaga pver Warren, promoting her for Hillary’s VP pick. Joe Scarborough proclaimed that Warren “is Led Zeppelin” for the way she fills a stage. Mika Brzezinksi, long a big Warren booster, suggested that because Hillary wants to win, she will put Warren on the ticket. Scarborough went so far as to declare that any Hillary VP pick other than Warren would “look like a dud.” View the video here.
  • Idiot Caucus' antics evidence of its Mass. appeal

    06/28/2016 7:53:53 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 1 replies
    lowelll sun ^ | june 27 | Peter Lucas
    Members of the Massachusetts delegation to Congress, in a display of strength and unity, have created their own congressional caucus. It is called the Idiot Caucus, or CIC for short (Congressional Idiot Caucus), and it will be made up of all nine members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the two members of the U.S. Senate. All of them are Massachusetts Democrats, of course. Yes, we have no Republicans. There are scores of caucuses in Congress, ranging from the Congressional Black Caucus, the most well known, to the lesser known Congressional Azerbaijan Caucu
  • Actually, Elizabeth Warren is a terrible candidate

    06/27/2016 9:18:53 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 26 replies
    Enthusiasm for Warren is artificially amplified by a sympathetic media echo chamber. This phenomenon is not unlike Huntsman ’12… (SNIP) I know what you’re thinking: Warren beat Brown. Scott Brown out-campaigned Warren in MA Senate ’12– and would have won, were it not for 3 factors out of his control… (SNIP) Despite Obama’s landslide victory (61-38), Warren won by a narrow margin: 53-47, meaning a significant number of Obama voters defected to Brown. (SNIP) That cycle, many Democrat Senate candidates– running in much less favorable territory– won by greater margins: √ Tom Carper 66.4% √ Sheldon Whitehouse 64.8% √ Joe...
  • Clinton-Warren together: Is America ready for all-female ticket?

    06/27/2016 9:04:05 PM PDT · by Mariner · 73 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | June 27th, 2016 | By Anita Kumar
    WASHINGTON - As Hillary Clinton campaigned with Elizabeth Warren for the first time Monday, the joint appearance raised the question: Is America ready for two women on a presidential ticket? Clinton is, of course, the first woman ever to clinch a major-party nomination for president. And she’s considering adding a second woman to the ticket, with Warren, a Democratic senator from Massachusetts, as a running mate. “There is a wow factor to having two women on the ticket,” said Jim Hodges, a former governor of South Carolina and a Clinton ally who urged the campaign to select a woman. “It’s...
  • Scott Brown says Warren could ‘take a DNA test’ to prove she’s part Cherokee

    06/27/2016 2:37:31 PM PDT · by BigEdLB · 65 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6/27/16 | David Weigl
    As Donald Trump continues to call Elizabeth Warren "Pocahontas" for claiming Native American heritage, former Massachusetts senator Scott Brown -- who lost to her in 2012 -- is defending that line of attack. "As you know, she's not Native American," Brown, an early Trump endorser, told reporters on a conference call organized by the Republican National Committee. "She's not 1/32 Cherokee."
  • The Kuhner Report,Jeffrey T. Kuhner Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WRKO AM,June 27-July 8,2016

    06/27/2016 8:44:17 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 3 replies
    The Kuhner Report ^ | June 27, 2016 | Jeffrey T. Kuhner
    About Jeff Kuhner Jeffrey T. Kuhner is the host of the "Kuhner Report," a daily political talk show on WRKO 680-AM from 6-9 AM and 11:00 AM-Noon (EST). His official motto is "The Last Honest Man in Washington." He is also known as "Liberalism's Worst Nightmare." Kuhner is a conservative nationalist, who champions God, country and family. His show deals with cutting-edge, hot-button political, social and foreign policy issues. Jeff is one of the most vocal and principled critics of the Obama regime. Jeff defends free-market capitalism, traditional family values and winning the war against radical Islam. In addition to...
  • Robichaud: Picking Elizabeth Warren as VP would be kiss of death

    06/27/2016 5:48:40 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 45 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 6/27/16 | Holly Robichaud
    Someone needs to send an apology to Ohio. I did not vote for Elizabeth Warren, so you cannot blame me for what is about to happen. Today, our Massachusetts nightmare hits the campaign trail for the Democratic presidential ticket. U.S. Sen. Warren will be stumping with Hillary Clinton in the swing state. Will they do a sit-in to demand votes for the ticket? That’s the only way they are going to get support for this already flawed ticket if Warren is chosen for the vice presidential slot. It’s no surprise that Warren is being considered. She has been working hard...
  • Why People Love Trump: A Case Study of Milo Yiannopoulos

    06/24/2016 11:23:41 AM PDT · by Enchante · 19 replies
    Harvard Political Review ^ | June 18, 2016 | Akash Wasil
    The rise of Yiannopoulos can help to explain the rise of Donald Trump. Both have attracted followers that feel silenced, ignored, and invalidated by the left. Both will continue to receive sympathy and exposure if their opponents continue to aggressively and instinctually dismiss their views. And perhaps both can be defeated—or at least weakened—through respectful and empathic discourse. More broadly, the story of Yiannopoulos is useful to understand today’s political climate. There is an ever-growing number of Americans—liberals and conservatives—who feel like their voices are not being heard. Americans are increasingly identifying with their party, race, gender, or sexuality—and are...
  • Former Romney Adviser on Trump Alternative: ‘Until Donald Trump Has the Nomination…All Things Are..

    06/24/2016 8:04:49 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 38 replies
    ABC ^ | Jun 24, 2016 | NOAH FITZGEREL
    Former Romney Adviser on Trump Alternative: ‘Until Donald Trump Has the Nomination…All Things Are Possible’ By NOAH FITZGEREL Jun 24, 2016, 5:01 AM ET There remain deep rumblings inside the establishment of the Republican Party about presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. This week’s episode of ABC’s "Powerhouse Politics" podcast paints a picture in which the Republican National Committee may focus its efforts on down-ticket races to hedge the risk of losing the White House in November to presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, leaving a Trump operation with little infrastructure of its own scrambling to catch up. Noting the frustration...
  • Brad Thor Announces Candidacy for President as Third Party Option (Stabby the Clown show continues)

    06/24/2016 7:07:45 AM PDT · by CreviceTool · 69 replies
    GlennBeck.com ^ | June 23,2016 | Ted
    Brad Thor dropped a major bomb-shell on Glenn’s radio program Thursday, saying he’s committed to running for president of the United States. Glenn introduced his friend by reminding listeners about the author’s courage in the face of controversy. “I believe Brad is one of the most courageous people out there. Because — he is in business. You’re selling a book. And what you said — I shouldn’t say what you said — because what you said was not controversial,” Glenn said. Some may recall the flak Glenn received following Thor’s fiery remarks about Donald Trump in his previous interview on...
  • 72 Killed Resisting Gun Confiscation In Boston

    06/23/2016 5:03:52 PM PDT · by vannrox · 61 replies
    zero hedge ^ | Jun 20, 2016 1:33 PM | Tyler Durden
    It could never happen here, right? Boston – National Guard units seeking to confiscate a cache of recently banned assault weapons were ambushed by elements of a Para-military extremist faction. Military and law enforcement sources estimate that 72 were killed and more than 200 injured before government forces were compelled to withdraw. Speaking after the clash, the Massachusetts Governor declared that the extremist faction, which was made up of local citizens, has links to the radical right-wing tax protest movement. The Governor blamed the extremists for recent incidents of vandalism directed against internal revenue offices. The governor, who described the...
  • Garrett: Boeing deal with Iran proves crony capitalism is alive and well (Press Release)

    06/23/2016 1:31:36 PM PDT · by FreedomNotSafety · 7 replies
    House.Gov ^ | Scott Garrett
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Scott Garrett (NJ-05) released the following statement in response to reports that Boeing has reached a multibillion-dollar deal to sell commercial passenger planes to Iran. Boeing is one of the largest beneficiaries of the Export-Import (Ex-Im) bank which perpetuates corporate welfare to mega corporations by handing out taxpayer-backed loans. "This agreement between Boeing and the world's largest state sponsor of terrorism is extremely troubling and shows that crony capitalism remains alive and well in Washington. Not only has Boeing lobbied for years to keep the taxpayer-backed Export Import bank alive, it now has also used its...
  • Ex-Clinton official got Boeing bucks while pushing Iran nuke pact – before $25B jet deal

    06/23/2016 2:48:28 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 17 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 6/23/16 | Adam Shaw/AP
    A former top Clinton administration diplomat who used his political sway to garner support for the Iran nuclear deal apparently was being bankrolled the entire time by Boeing -- which is set to make billions off a jet deal with Tehran now that sanctions have been lifted. ADVERTISEMENT Thomas Pickering, who also served as co-chairman of the board examining the Benghazi attack response, publicly pushed for the nuclear deal before its approval last year. He did so by penning op-eds, writing to high-level officials and even testifying before Congress. With the deal in place, Boeing has since moved forward on...
  • Court: Man can't be punished 'simply for being homeless' [Boston MA]

    06/23/2016 11:26:35 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun. 23, 2016 1:47 PM EDT | Denise Lavoie
    A homeless man convicted of criminal trespassing for taking shelter in privately owned buildings during harsh winter weather won a new trial Thursday when the state’s highest court ruled that he should have been allowed to argue it was his only way to protect himself from the cold. The Supreme Judicial Court found that the judge at David Magadini’s trial was wrong to deny a request to instruct the jury on a so-called necessity defense. Magadini wanted to use that defense to argue that his behavior was justified for a person trying to escape extreme temperatures. […] The owners of...
  • Climate change could be even worse for Boston than previously thought [IEEEEE!]

    06/23/2016 6:35:55 AM PDT · by pabianice · 48 replies
    Boston Fishwrap ^ | 6/27/16 | Abel
    The consequences of climate change on Boston are expected to be far more calamitous than previous studies have suggested, a new report commissioned by the city says. In the worst-case scenario, sea levels could rise more than 10 feet by the end of the century — nearly twice what was previously predicted — plunging about 30 percent of Boston under water. Temperatures in 2070 could exceed 90 degrees for 90 days a year, compared with an average of 11 days now. And changes in precipitation could mean a 50 percent decline in annual snowfall, punctuated by more frequent heavy storms...
  • Putin’s Russia is a poor, drunk soccer hooligan

    06/22/2016 9:54:15 AM PDT · by NRx · 115 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 06-22-2016 | Scott Gilmore
    Russia is not the country you think it is. Its economy is smaller than South Korea’s. Its people are poorer than Kazakhstan’s. It trails Finland in technology. And it has a smaller military budget than Saudi Arabia... ...Russia hosted the Olympics, punched Georgia in the nose, took back the Crimea, invaded Ukraine, flew bombers through NATO airspace, built military bases in the Arctic, and generally flexed and posed like an oiled, aged, but still buff, body builder. And we’ve been paying increasingly rapt attention, not noticing the geriatric walker hidden just off stage. A closer look is almost shocking. According...
  • California tobacco tax measure targets an industry under pressure

    06/22/2016 7:27:06 AM PDT · by Drango · 21 replies
    Sac Bee ^ | June 20 | TARYN LUNA
    On a cool spring day at the Capitol, Toni Atkins delivered a series of blows unlike anything the tobacco industry had ever felt in California. Then speaker of the Assembly, the San Diego Democrat had been a lame duck for the last six months since the house elected Anthony Rendon to replace her. It was a Thursday morning in March and her final session as speaker, a tenure that lasted just shy of a year and 10 months. In a series of quick votes, the Assembly passed six smoking bills, the most significant of which raised the age to buy...
  • Clinton Superdelegate Chaka Fattah Found Guilty on Corruption Charges

    06/21/2016 3:34:15 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies
    FreeBeacon.com ^ | 6/21/16 | Joe Schoffstall
    Rep. Chaka Fattah (D., Pa.), a Hillary Clinton superdelegate, was convicted on Tuesday on corruption charges stemming from a racketeering conspiracy in which the congressman and four associates misappropriated thousands of dollars from federal, campaign, and charitable sources. Fattah and four associates were indicted in July 2015 on 29 corruption charges including racketeering, bribery, money laundering, mail and wire fraud, bank fraud, and falsification of records, among other charges. The Department of Justice said Fattah took an illegal $1 million loan from his failed Philadelphia mayoral bid in 2007 and disguised it as a loan to his consulting company. At...
  • HuffPost: Fight Imperialism, No More US 'Citizens'

    06/21/2016 12:17:53 PM PDT · by CptnObvious · 29 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | June 21, 2016 | 9:42 AM EDT | Elliot Polsky
    Suddenly the picture becomes clear! If the U.S. says some people are on U.S. soil illegally and others are there legally, then the U.S. creates a culture in which some people have human rights and some don’t. But everyone deserves human rights. So, by modus tollens, we must abandon the concept that some people can be in the U.S. “illegally,” that some people are citizens and some aren’t. Open border for everyone!
  • CNN/ORC Poll: Clinton Leads Trump by 5 Points

    06/21/2016 9:38:03 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 40 replies
    http://www.newsmax.com ^ | June 21, 2016 | Brian Freeman
    Democrat Hillary Clinton leads Republican Donald Trump 47 percent to 42 percent in a new CNN/ORC poll released Tuesday. When voters are given a choice of a four-way race, Clinton's advantage over Trump narrows to 42 percent to 38 percent, with Libertarian Gary Johnson receiving 9 percent and Green Party candidate Jill Stein 7 percent.
  • DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz Is Finally Kicked to the Curb

    06/20/2016 2:14:40 PM PDT · by detective · 58 replies
    Th Observer ^ | 06/20/16 | Michael Sainato
    DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz has turned over her duties to Brandon Davis, National Political Coordinator for the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), who was installed by the Clinton campaign. Wasserman Schultz will retain her title as DNC Chair until the Democratic Party votes on a successor. While Democratic presidential nominees traditionally appoint election managers after the primaries end—as Barack Obama did in 2008—the alleged removal of Wasserman Schultz as DNC chair was nothing more than a publicity stunt. In effect, the move allows Clinton to tout an image of responding to Wasserman Schultz’s poor favorability without actually having to...
  • Trump Regrets Calling Elizabeth Warren ‘Pocahontas’

    06/20/2016 9:07:28 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 45 replies
    Dailycaller.com ^ | 6-20-2016 | Steve Guest
    Donald Trump admitted that he regrets calling Sen. Elizabeth Warren "Pocahontas" because "I think it's a tremendous insult to Pocahontas." In an interview with Fox News's Bill O'Reilly on "The O'Reilly Factor" on Monday, Trump unleashed on Warren, arguing that she "wouldn't" be his first choice to be ambassador to Tonga. "You know she's been a very, very poor senator," Trump insisted. "You know the funny thing about Elizabeth Warren, she's been a lousy senator. She's done a terrible job." When asked if he regrets calling Warren "Pocahontas," Trump replied, "I do. I do regret calling her Pocahontas because I...
  • Poll: After Orlando, Huge Spike in Voters’ Concerns About Security (Clinton 38 Trump 38 Johnson 10)

    06/20/2016 10:52:30 AM PDT · by usafa92 · 89 replies
    Morning Consult ^ | 6/20/2016 | Cameron Easley
    A new Morning Consult poll shows national security is back at the forefront of voters’ minds following the mass shooting in Orlando that left dozens dead and injured. In a national survey taken in the days after Omar Mateen’s attack on Pulse, a gay nightclub, almost three out of 10 voters (29 percent) said security was their top issue under consideration when casting their vote — a 10-point increase from a poll in early June. Similar spikes in voters’ concerns about national security were observed following the attacks in Paris, San Bernardino and Brussels. Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump...
  • Why Does President Obama’s Twitter Account Follow Porn Stars?

    05/14/2016 8:47:03 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 32 replies
    fastcompany.com ^ | 5/13/16 | Sarah Kessler
    President Obama’s Twitter account, which is run by his "Organizing for Action" staff, follows 636,000 accounts. Many of them you might expect: Michelle Obama, Joe Biden, John Kerry. Even Mariah Carey and Snoop Dogg don't really raise an eyebrow. But several accounts on the presidential follow list fit a different theme: Asa Akira, a porn star who has 653,000 followers and, in her Twitter bio, states "I have an award-winning a****le." Joanna Angel (390,000 followers), who describes herself as a "multiple award winning punk porno princess;" Penthouse Pet Of The Year Nikki Benz (808,000 followers); and Ashley Steel (138,000 followers),...
  • The Kuhner Report,Jeffrey T. Kuhner Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WRKO AM,June 20-24,2016

    06/20/2016 8:58:47 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 4 replies
    The Kuhner Report ^ | June 20, 2016 | Jeffrey T. Kuhner
    Jeffrey T. Kuhner is the host of the "Kuhner Report," a daily political talk show on WRKO 680-AM from 6-9 AM and 11:00 AM-Noon (EST). His official motto is "The Last Honest Man in Washington." He is also known as "Liberalism's Worst Nightmare." Kuhner is a conservative nationalist, who champions God, country and family. His show deals with cutting-edge, hot-button political, social and foreign policy issues. Jeff is one of the most vocal and principled critics of the Obama regime. Jeff defends free-market capitalism, traditional family values and winning the war against radical Islam. In addition to his radio work,...
  • Busted:Feds,Chelsea Police Squash ES$G and 18th Street Gangs

    06/20/2016 7:48:06 AM PDT · by glorgau · 11 replies
    Chelsea Record ^ | June 17, 016 | Seth Daniel
    In an affidavit issued in federal court late last week, special agents detailed numerous firearms sales, attempted murders, huge amounts of drug sales and a gang that said it was ready to go to war with the Chelsea Police. In an early morning raid last Thursday, June 9, federal, state and local law enforcement cracked down on the East Side Money Gang (ES$G) and the 18th Street Gang in Chelsea – arresting at least 12 targeted members in Chelsea alone and leveling charges against 66 members of those two gangs and another gang in Jamaica Plain. In total, 53 defendants...
  • First on CNN: Priebus probes state GOP leaders over anti-Trump push

    06/19/2016 8:22:18 PM PDT · by Innovative · 79 replies
    CNN ^ | June 17, 2016 | Sara Murray, CNN
    Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus has been quietly having conversations with state party leaders to discuss the latest push by convention delegates to nominate anyone other than Donald Trump. Priebus has spoken with GOP party chairmen in multiple states in recent days in part to get a better sense of how large the anti-Trump faction is among their convention delegations, according to two people familiar with the conversations. While Priebus has made clear in these conversations that he is not spearheading the latest push for a coup, his involvement sends a signal that the RNC is taking this effort...
  • Priebus chooses Romney ally to chair convention rules committee

    06/18/2016 7:43:29 AM PDT · by maggief · 125 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 18, 2016 | Rick Moran
    RNC Chairman Reince Priebus tapped former congressman Enid Mickelsen to chair the all-important rules committee during the convention. Just two weeks ago, Enid had this to say about the presidential race: Ryan Struyk @ryanstruyk Enid Mickelsen just named chair of GOP convention rules panel. Here's what she told Salt Lake Tribune two weeks ago. She has also spoken approvingly of the idea that the rules could be changed to allow delegates to vote for someone other than a candidate they are bound to by result of primary or caucus. It's unkown if Trump was consulted about the choice.
  • The Perot-Myth and the Bush Family

    06/19/2016 9:39:18 AM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 47 replies
    vanity | self
    Since 1992, Republicans have been smarting their loss by claiming that Ross Perot stole enough votes to elect Bill Clinton. Even as much as the loyal opposition seeks to demystify the winner's victory, the Perot-elected-Clinton lie has only served to force the GOP to adopt pro-immigrant pro-big-gov narratives. Perot was more liberal than Slick Willie himself. http://www.ontheissues.org/Ross_Perot.htm He was pro-abortion, pro-homo, and for tax hikes on fossil fuel, the driver of American jobs. Bush I's job approvals in 1992 were as low than Jimmy Carter's in 1980 http://spectator.org/63682_bushioisie-wrong-ross-perot-didnt-cost-ghw-bush-white-house-1992/ http://www.gallup.com/poll/116677/presidential-approval-ratings-gallup-historical-statistics-trends.aspx Of course Bush was 1000x better than Surrender Monkey Dhimmi, but...
  • VIDEO SURFACES=> HILLARY CLINTON Defended WALL STREET – Blamed Homeowners During Financial Crisis

    05/24/2016 5:28:55 PM PDT · by blueyon · 33 replies
    The Gateway Pundt ^ | 5/24/16 | Jim Hoft
    On Tuesday Hillary Clinton accused Donald Trump of “cheering” the housing crisis that saw millions of Americans lose their homes. Hillary Clinton was probably hoping her comments during the crisis would not surface.
  • Muslim Leader Says MBTA’s Response To Prayer Was ‘Understandable’

    06/18/2016 5:56:30 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 56 replies
    Boston.CBSLocal.com ^ | 6/17/16 | Christina Hager
    Local Muslims want the public to know their religion does not condone any violence, and clearly not the horror in Orlando. “This barbaric act has no place in Islam,” said Tahir Ali during a vigil on the steps of Worcester City Hall. Members of the Islamic Society of Greater Worcester gathered along with other clergy and political leaders for a public service at the end of a difficult week for the Islamic community. At the MBTA, anti-Muslim graffiti was discovered in a train. In another instance, guards responded with machine guns to a report of a Muslim couple praying on...
  • Dear Government: Leave Me the Hell Alone (UBI)

    05/13/2016 10:21:39 AM PDT · by blam · 19 replies
    TDR ^ | 5-11-2016 | Michael Covel
    May 11, 2016 Michael Covel An insidious new fantasy is blooming in Washington, D.C, academia and the media… Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders dreams about it in between bong hits. It’s lovingly endorsed by “off the wall” left-wing economist Paul Krugman. And the ultra-progressive Huffington Post calls it “the idea that could revolutionize the 21st century.” The hype surrounding this “revolutionary” idea will soon be an everyday talking point. And if you’re a hard-working citizen who takes care of your own responsibilities, you should pay extra close attention… Because you’re about to get fleeced and forced to enjoy it… Utopian...
  • Republican elites retreat to a Trump-safe space: Mitt Romney's place

    06/08/2016 4:03:37 PM PDT · by lodi90 · 114 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/8/2016 | Theodore Schleifer
    (CNN)One year ago the question hovering over Park City, Utah, was which presidential candidate could capture the hearts of Mitt Romney's friends. Less than a week later, Donald Trump said he was running for president and made them his enemy. And he beat them. Now, with Trump as the GOP nominee, those same Republican fundraisers, business titans and longtime friends of Romney are back to huddle far from Trump Tower. Attendees caution that Romney's annual summit -- The Experts and Enthusiasts, or E2, retreat -- is not an exclusive conclave for the #NeverTrump movement. Yet it is the closest thing...
  • Judge nixes 'ridiculous' EPA request to block testimony in coal case

    06/17/2016 11:41:02 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 17, 2016 | Timothy Cama
    A federal judge ruled Friday that a lobbyist and former Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) official can testify for a coal company in its lawsuit against the agency. The EPA had sought to block Jeff Holmstead, who led the EPA’s air pollution office under then-President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2005, from appearing as an expert witness in Murray Energy Corp.’s case. The agency argued that Holmstead’s time at the EPA is a significant conflict of interest and his testimony would amount to little more than unreliable legal conclusions. The EPA “effectively argues that, because Mr. Holmstead once worked at...
  • Donald Trump’s Use of ‘Pocahontas’ Has Native Americans Worried

    06/17/2016 10:38:47 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 101 replies
    Donald Trump’s Use of ‘Pocahontas’ Has Native Americans Worried Alan Rappeport Donald J. Trump is heading west this weekend for rallies in Las Vegas and Phoenix and a fund-raiser at Barry M. Goldwater’s old estate, known as Be-nun-i-kin, Navajo for “house on top of the hill.” But it is the prospect of Mr. Trump’s gathering with members of the Navajo Nation that is creating the most intrigue around the trip of the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. His repeated use of the name “Pocahontas” to deride Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, has stirred a debate among Native Americans about how they...
  • Island ambulance service bears the cost of Obama vacation

    06/15/2016 7:47:53 PM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    The Martha's Vineyard Times ^ | Jun 15, 2016 | Rich Saltzberg
    When resident Obama returns to Martha’s Vineyard in August, Tri-Town Ambulance will be expected to dedicate a crew to the security detail. In the last year of his residency, and for the seventh time in eight years, resident Obama and his family will vacation on Martha’s Vineyard in August. Past vacation itineraries have included almost daily golf outings, trips to the beach, and dinner out with friends. Each time the resident sets out on Island roadways, he will be accompanied by a security contingent that will include State Police and Secret Service. And within the motorcade as it speeds along...
  • Massachusetts AG Investigating Conservative Groups With Ties to ExxonMobil

    06/15/2016 2:15:49 PM PDT · by milton23 · 22 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 6/15/2016 | Michael Bastasch
    Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is now the latest state prosecutor to start investigating conservative groups with supposed ties to ExxonMobil, after she issued a subpoena for 40 years of internal company documents and communications with a handful of think tanks. Healey’s office subpoenaed Exxon as part of a multi-state effort among liberal attorneys general to investigate Exxon for allegedly trying to cover up global warming science. Healey charges that the oil giant lied to shareholders and consumers about the risks of global warming in its communications and shareholder filings, according to a copy of the subpoena obtained by The...
  • Former GOP senator endorses Clinton after Orlando shooting

    06/13/2016 3:32:14 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 107 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 13, 2016 | Tim Devaney
    A former Republican senator is endorsing Hillary Clinton for president after the mass shooting in Orlando, Fla., citing her support for gun control. Former Sen. Larry Pressler (R-S.D.) called for universal background checks on all gun sales and an assault weapons ban Monday in the wake of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. “I can’t believe I’m endorsing Hillary Clinton for president, but I am,” said Pressler, who spoke with The Hill on Monday after endorsing Clinton in a statement issued over the weekend. “This morning, I woke up and told my wife, ‘Did I really do that?’” he...
  • Rep. Barney Frank says Orlando shooting reinforces case for surveillance of 'Islamic Element'

    06/13/2016 1:48:10 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 42 replies
    MassLive.com ^ | 06/13/2016 | Michelle Williams
    Barney Frank, a long serving member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts, voiced concerns regarding the safety of gay Americans, an "Islamic element" in terrorism and an increased need for surveillance and gun control. Frank spoke of the attack at a gay nightclub in Orlando this weekend in an interview with the New York Times Monday. "It's an attack against gay people but it does not reflect a general deterioration of our standing in America," he said. "It reflects the virulence of the hatred in this sector of Islam." Frank represented Massachusetts in the House for 32 years,...
  • Are we ready for the 'United States of Everybody?'

    06/14/2016 5:17:23 AM PDT · by luke1825
    Lowell Sun ^ | June 13 | Peter Lucas
    What if Columbus was Jewish? Would the politically correct Cambridge City Council still have voted unanimously to change Christopher Columbus Day to Indigenous People's Day? Maybe, but maybe not. Could a purge of fellow Italian born explorer Amerigo Vespucci be next?
  • The Secret History of Superdelegates

    06/13/2016 11:33:45 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 13 replies
    Moyers & Company ^ | Branko Marcetic
    Just 712 Democratic officials will decide whether Clinton or Sanders wins the nomination. Documents show that's what the party planned all along. This post originally appeared at In These Times. Since its launch, a specter has haunted Bernie Sanders’ run for the Democratic nomination. It’s not his age, though at 74 he would be the oldest president in American history. And it’s not that he’s an avowed socialist, the label that a mere eight years ago was used to smear Barack Obama as a sinister, alien threat to the American way of life. Rather, it has been the so-called superdelegates...
  • Gary Johnson: Orlando mass shooting is no reason to ‘politicize or jump to conclusions’

    06/13/2016 9:52:49 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Politics ^ | June 12, 2016 | David Weigel
    Gary Johnson, the Libertarian presidential candidate who is polling in the low double digits since winning his party’s nomination, offered two careful responses to the mass shooting in Orlando. In a Sunday afternoon tweet, Johnson called for “a time to mourn, be strong & be what makes America great.”(continued)
  • Libertarian Stripper Banned From Party

    06/13/2016 9:36:20 AM PDT · by Cyberman · 28 replies
    Livingston Daily ^ | 06/13/2016 | Wayne Peal
    The Howell man whose impromptu strip tease last month at the Libertarian Party's national convention made headlines across the U.S. has been suspended from the party. James Weeks II announced Sunday evening that Libertarian Executive Committee officials approved his suspension earlier in the day because of his actions. Weeks, chairman of the party's Livingston County branch and an announced party candidate for county sheriff, said "the reasoning behind this suspension is their disapproval of my use of free expression in lieu of a speech during my run for Libertarian Party chair at the national convention." Weeks has maintained his dance...
  • The Kuhner Report,Jeffrey T. Kuhner Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WRKO AM,June 13-17,2016

    06/13/2016 9:12:37 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 21 replies
    The Kuhner Report ^ | June 13, 2016 | Jeffrey T. Kuhner
    About Jeff Kuhner Jeffrey T. Kuhner is the host of the "Kuhner Report," a daily political talk show on WRKO 680-AM from 6-9 AM and 11:00 AM-Noon (EST). His official motto is "The Last Honest Man in Washington." He is also known as "Liberalism's Worst Nightmare." Kuhner is a conservative nationalist, who champions God, country and family. His show deals with cutting-edge, hot-button political, social and foreign policy issues. Jeff is one of the most vocal and principled critics of the Obama regime. Jeff defends free-market capitalism, traditional family values and winning the war against radical Islam. In addition to...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Top Gazan Jihadist Claims Orlando Shooter Was Terror Group Member

    06/12/2016 10:23:30 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 12,2016 | Aaron Klien
    TEL AVIV – A top Islamic State-tied jihadist in the Gaza Strip claimed in an interview on Sunday that he “knows” that Omar Mateen, the Orlando club shooter, was a member of a terrorist organization. Abu al-Ayna al-Ansari, a Salafist movement senior official in the Gaza Strip, claimed he was told that Mateen was a member of one of the groups that fall under the jihadiya Salafiya franchise, meaning the network of loosely-based Salafist jihadist groups such as the Islamic State, Al-Qaeda, and the Al Nusra Front. Ansari made the claim in a pre-recorded interview to air in full tonight...
  • Romney rips 2016 also-rans for losing to Trump

    06/11/2016 1:33:35 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 148 replies
    Politico ^ | June 11, 2016 | By Alex Isenstadt
    Mitt Romney laid into the large and rambunctious group of 2016 Republican candidates here on Saturday, arguing that they deserved a share of blame for the rise of Donald Trump. During a question-and-answer session with CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer before around 250 Republican donors gathered here for the Romney-hosted Experts and Enthusiasts summit, the former Massachusetts governor said this year’s group of primary candidates misplayed their hand. By spending months attacking each other and ignoring Trump, he argued, they made a severe tactical error that allowed Trump — who Romney has criticized as a "con man" and a "fraud" —...