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  • They Think We’re Stupid…And Maybe They’re Right

    05/29/2016 4:58:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 29, 2016 | Derek Hunter
    No question, the deterioration of modern society is a subjective thing. What some consider problematic, others cheer. What some see as economic stagnation, others call “recovery summer.” But some things are, or at least should be, beyond refute. They aren’t, not anymore.Katie Couric, formerly of the Today Show and now apparently host of a web show on Yahoo News (which, seriously … who watches it? Did you even know about it before you read it here?) produced a “documentary” about guns in America. I know what you’re thinking, “Finally, someone is going to cover the gun issue from a liberal...
  • Biden, Lady Gaga to team up for Oscars presentation

    02/25/2016 12:58:04 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 25 replies
    February 25, 2016, 09:11 am Biden, Lady Gaga to team up for Oscars presentation By Rebecca Savransky Vice President Joe Biden and Lady Gaga are teaming up for a special presentation during Sunday's Academy Awards focused on sexual violence. Biden will introduce Lady Gaga to perform her song "Till It Happens to You," the Los Angeles Times reported. The song, about campus sexual assault, was written with songwriter Diane Warren for "The Hunting Ground," a documentary about incidents of sexual assault on college campuses. After the song, Biden, the main author for the 1994 Violence Against Women Act, will discuss...
  • A message for my fellow Republicans: If you back Trump you will not be trusted again

    05/03/2016 1:02:46 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 167 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 03, 2016 | David Ross Meyers
    Donald Trump is unfit to be president of the United States for reasons almost too numerous to mention. [....] Voters will not forget those individuals who supported Mr. Trump. And any Republican who endangers our nation by supporting Donald Trump will not be trusted again. David Meyers worked in the West Wing of the White House as Assistant Staff Secretary from 2006 to 2009 and Communications Project Director. From 2009 to 2010, he worked as a Communications Advisor for the Senate Republican Leadership. He is now an actor, writer, and Ph.D. candidate in Political Science.
  • Paula Broadwell, David Petraeus and the Afterlife of a Scandal

    05/28/2016 6:04:45 PM PDT · by Theoria · 10 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 28 May 2016 | Jessica Bennett
    It was 6:30 a.m. at the United States Military Academy, the sun was rising over the Hudson River, and Paula Broadwell was in athletic gear. With a half-dozen women, she rotated between sprints and burpees. Sweating onto the pavement, the group was perched atop an overlook called Trophy Point, in the shadow of a 46-foot battle monument memorializing those killed in the Civil War. There is a female statue in bronze at the top, arms outstretched regally, who is said to represent “fame.” Ms. Broadwell was here in April for a 40th anniversary celebration for the academy’s first class of...
  • Pleading for Peace in Chicago: 'We Could Be Looking at a Blood Bath'

    05/28/2016 12:27:58 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 69 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 28, 2016 | Monica Davey and Mitch Smith
    The holiday weekend is often seen here as the start of heightened violence ... That has been particularly worrying this year to community leaders and city officials, as they grapple with a rise in gun violence that has traumatized some neighborhoods and left city officials searching for new ways to subdue street crime. "If something doesn't change, if we don’t get jobs for these kids, if we don’t change the economic situation, I'm worried that we could be looking at a blood bath," said the Rev. Corey Brooks, a pastor on the city’s South Side, a mostly African-American area where...
  • Hillary Clinton Struggles to Find Footing in Unusual Race

    05/28/2016 2:20:14 PM PDT · by Innovative · 67 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 28, 2016 | AMY CHOZICK, ALEXANDER BURNS and JONATHAN MARTIN
    Democrats could hardly believe their good fortune last month when it became clear that Hillary Clinton was headed to a general election showdown with Donald J. Trump. Mr. Trump carried so much baggage and had insulted so many voting blocs that some Clinton supporters began to imagine a landslide. But early optimism that this would be an easy race is evaporating. In the corridors of Congress, on airplane shuttles between New York and Washington, at donor gatherings and on conference calls, anxiety is spreading through the Democratic Party that Mrs. Clinton is struggling to find her footing.
  • Sanders: 'Terrible idea' to turn to Biden if Clinton is indicted

    05/28/2016 5:20:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box Blog ^ | May 28, 2016 | Jessie Hellmann
    Bernie Sanders says it would be a "terrible idea" for Democrats to recruit Vice President Joe Biden to run for president if Hillary Clinton is forced out of the race. "I think that would be a terrible, terrible idea," Sanders said Friday in an interview with The Young Turks, a pro-Sanders online news show. "That would say to the millions of people who have supported us, that have worked with us, that would say all of your energy, all of your votes, all of your beliefs are irrelevant. We're going to bring in someone else," Sanders said. "I happen to...
  • Never mind Trump, GOP uniting under banner: 'Never Hillary'

    05/28/2016 1:16:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 28, 2016 2:52 AM EDT | Julie Bykowicz and Julie Pace
    Donald Trump’s best ally in winning over skeptical Republicans is turning out to be Hillary Clinton. Having overcome a multimillion-dollar “Never Trump” campaign aimed at blocking him from the Republican nomination, he’s now benefiting from a wave of GOP donors, party leaders, voters and conservative groups that are uniting under a new banner: “Never Hillary.” “Nothing unites Republicans better than a Clinton,” says Scott Reed, a political strategist for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce who has advised previous GOP campaigns. While Reed says there remain “many unknowns” about Trump, he adds that “the knowns about Hillary are very powerful motivators...
  • Telemundo Caught Staging Shot at Anti-Trump Protest in San Diego

    05/28/2016 2:53:15 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 33 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 28, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    Apparently Telemundo believes it is perfectly alright to stage events and film them as authentic. In fact, as you can see in the video below, the Telemundo cameraman admits to filmmaker Andrew Marcus of Rebel Marcus that he is indeed staging the event. In this case, two young anti-Trump protesters in San Diego yesterday were holding the Mexican flag upside down and the Telemundo cameraman gave them directions on the proper way to hold the flag. This is followed by a really nasty attitude by one of the protesters including spitting in the direction of Marcus. But, hey, that behavior is understandable...
  • Mark Levin: Why’s Trump Cozying Up to Sanders But Still Trashing Cruz?

    05/28/2016 1:57:38 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 194 replies
    Mediaite ^ | May 28, 2016 | Josh Feldman
    Mark Levin still has serious problems with Donald Trump, and today he pointed to something odd Trump’s been doing recently that could be a turn-off for conservatives. Trump has been throwing compliments Bernie Sanders‘ way recently, saying he has some good ideas and the Democrats are being unfair to him and he should consider going third party, while at a rally yesterday Trump went back to trashing “Lyin’ Ted” Cruz. And that really pissed off Levin, who wondered, “Does he talk about Bernie Sanders this way? He treats Bernie Sanders with an odd respect.” He mocked the way Trump fans...
  • This is an American tragedy: Republicans must step up and defeat Donald Trump (Barf + LOL)

    05/28/2016 6:42:58 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 72 replies
    Salon ^ | May 28, 2016 | Seán Patrick Donlan
    Saturday, May 28, 2016 09:00 PM +0900 This is an American tragedy: Republicans must step up and defeat Donald Trump It's time for honest Republicans to speak out against this dangerous, unprincipled vulgarian. Who has the courage? Seán Patrick Donlan As a Democrat, part of me delights in the opportunities provided by the coming elections. With Trump at the top of the Republican ticket, Democrats might – just might – find themselves not only with the presidency, but in control of the Senate. But the state of our politics is so grave that it’s difficult to derive much joy out...
  • Judge orders release of internal Trump University documents

    05/28/2016 3:15:11 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 42 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Tom Hamburger
    A federal judge has ordered the release of internal Trump University documents in an ongoing lawsuit against the company, including "playbooks" that advised sales personnel how to market high-priced courses on getting rich through real estate. The Friday ruling, in which Judge Gonzalo Curiel cited heightened public interest in presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, was issued in response to a request by The Washington Post. The ruling was a setback for Trump, whose attorneys argued that the documents contained trade secrets. [Snip] Trump, who previously questioned whether Curiel's Hispanic heritage made him biased due to Trump's support for building...
  • Mika: It feels like Hillary Clinton is lying straight out (Andrea Mitchell looks devastated)

    05/28/2016 8:55:27 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 75 replies
    Wow, Mika and Andrea Mitchell are finally realizing Hillary has been lying to them Mika says that Hillary said what she did was allowed "time and time and time and time and time and time again." See the look on Andrea's face. Does she finally relize Hillary's troubles are real?
  • Andrea Mitchell: Hillary Email IG Report ‘Devastating’

    05/26/2016 3:01:36 PM PDT · by dennisw · 93 replies
    breitbart ^ | 26 May 2016 | by Jeff Poor
    Thursday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” NBC chief Washington correspondent Andrea Mitchell reacted to a State Department Inspector General report criticizing Hillary Clinton for her use of a private email server while she was serving as President Barack Obama’s secretary of state. Mitchell first dismissed the Clinton campaign’s defense, comparing Clinton’s behavior to that of her predecessor former Secretary of State Colin Powell and then declared the report to be hard to be seen as “anything but devastating.” “It was not allowed to not return those records before she left the State Department,” Mitchell said. “She violated the official records act...
  • Trump's San Diego rally draws more than 1,000 chanting protesters

    05/28/2016 7:29:51 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 72 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 28 May 2016 | Emily Stephenson and Marty Graham
    SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - Donald Trump brought his message of walls and deportations to the doorstep of America’s busiest border crossing on Friday as the presumptive Republican presidential nominee greeted supporters in San Diego, amid one of the largest counter-protests organized against him. The scene inside the San Diego Convention Center during Trump's speech was relatively placid, while outside demonstrators opposed to his controversy-ridden White House bid marched and chanted, carrying signs criticizing his rhetoric against illegal immigration. Waving U.S. and Mexican flags, more than 1,000 people turned out for anti-trump rallies in San Diego, a city on the U.S.-Mexico...
  • Donald Trump’s Campaign Stumbles as It Tries to Go Big (Desperate Media Alert)

    05/28/2016 4:47:07 AM PDT · by usafa92 · 63 replies
    New York Times ^ | 5/27/2016 | Ashley Parker
    BISMARCK, N.D. — A constant stream of changes and scuffles are unsettling Donald J. Trump’s campaign team, including the abrupt dismissal this week of his national political director. A sense of paranoia is growing among his campaign staff members, including some who have told associates they believe that their Trump Tower offices in New York may be bugged, according to three people briefed on the conversations. And there is confusion among his donors, who want to give money to a “super PAC” supporting Mr. Trump, but have received conflicting signals from top aides about which one to support. On Thursday,...
  • Katie Couric Regrets ‘Poor Decision’ to Insert Pause in Gun Documentary Interview

    05/26/2016 5:55:56 PM PDT · by McGruff · 92 replies
    The WRAP ^ | May 26, 2016 | Beatrice Verhoeven
    Katie Couric is upset that an eight-second pause inserted into an interview she did with gun rights activists in the documentary “Under the Gun” has drawn criticism, calling the edit an “unnecessary mistake,” according to an individual with knowledge of her thinking. The individual spoke to TheWrap and said that director Stephanie Soechtig inserted the pause, which critics are calling an example of “deceptive” and “appalling journalism.” “This was an unnecessary mistake,” the individual told TheWrap. “It did not represent editing someone’s sentences, there was no factual error, this is not a mistake that is a substantive mistake. It could...
  • ABC, CBS, Fox News Express Interest in Trump-Sanders Debate

    05/26/2016 4:28:00 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 71 replies
    Variety ^ | May 26, 2016 | 03:05PM PT | Daniel Holloway
    ABC, CBS and Fox News have expressed interest in hosting a debate between presidential candidates Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders. Sources with knowledge of the situation told Variety that CBS News and Fox News have been in contact with the campaigns about a possible debate. A Fox News spokesperson confirmed that the network has been involved in talks. Meanwhile, a spokesperson for ABC News told Variety, “I can tell you we’re always interested in more opportunities to hear from the candidates.” The idea of a debate between Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee, and Sanders, who trails frontrunner Hillary Clinton in...
  • Beck: Trump's Use of Nationalism, Populism 'Dangerous Combination,' 'Makings of Adolf Hitler'

    01/22/2016 10:46:43 AM PST · by springwater13 · 210 replies
    "That's why you should be freaking out," he added. "Look, we have nothing against Donald Trump as a man. We don't. It's just this is a very dangerous combination and I have been warning against it since Fox. I said keep your eyes open because it will come. The pendulum will swing the other way and it will be bad. The only other thing you have to add to that - he's talking about populism and nationalism. If you add socialism - populism, nationalism and socialism, you have the makings of Adolf Hitler. You don't somebody who is a nationalist,...
  • Authorities prepare for Trump rally, protests in Bismarck

    05/26/2016 5:35:00 AM PDT · by euram · 12 replies
    WDAY 6 ^ | May 25, 2016 | Kevin Wallevand
    Nearly 7,400 are expected to pack the Events Center downtown, where Trump will address the Energy Conference there. This evening, those who both support and those who loathe Trump, got ready.
  • Obama’s Legacy: Media Negligence Empowered Ben Rhodes to Prey on National ‘Stupidity’

    05/25/2016 2:07:16 PM PDT · by russbart · 7 replies
    With the clock winding down on Barack Obama’s presidency, historians are gearing up to write his legacy. They, unlike journalists reporting on daily issues, will engage in more detailed research to assess Obama’s tenure. Thus, the historian’s assessment should prove much more accurate—and telling.
  • Donald Trump in Anaheim: Tensions flare outside Convention Center

    05/25/2016 1:56:30 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 37 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | May 25, 2016 | By DAVID MONTERO
    They've tossed the first protester out of the Trump rally in Anaheim. As Trump launched into a speech that would touch on issues such as gun rights and the wall he'd like to build at the U.S./Mexico border, a protester tried to interrupt him. "Get him out of here. Out. Out. Out. Out," Trump, from the podium, told security officials. "Don't hurt him," he added. "I say that for the TV cameras, but don't hurt him." It's unclear what happened to the protester.
  • CNN host SILENCES talk of Bill Clinton’s sex scandals: ‘We’re not airing his dirty laundry here!’

    05/25/2016 2:13:43 PM PDT · by russbart · 44 replies
    “We are not airing all this dirty laundry here.” CNN’s Brooke Baldwin shut down all talk of Bill Clinton’s history of sex scandals when two pundits were disputing Donald Trump’s attack on the former president. Read more: http://www.bizpacreview.com/2016/05/25/cnn-host-silences-talk-of-bill-clintons-sex-scandals-were-not-airing-his-dirty-laundry-here-344541#ixzz49hhGU9ic
  • MSNBC Praises Violent Protesters as ‘Expressing Their Humanity;’ ‘Accomplished Their Goal’

    05/25/2016 2:35:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 25, 2016 | Kristine Marsh
    Update: Joan Walsh response to this blog post is featured below. Outside of a Trump rally Tuesday night in Albuquerque New Mexico, anti-Trump protesters showed up and became violent, throwing rocks, smashing doors, jumping on cop cars and setting Trump flags on fire. For a couple of hours, police tried to control the protesters and find a way to let the hundreds of people who attended the rally, trapped inside, out safely. An NBC reporter was even knocked down off camera as he reported on the scene. Yet his colleagues at sister network MSNBC were less than shocked by the...
  • As Donald Trump Pushes Conspiracy Theories, Right-Wing Media Gets Its Wish

    05/25/2016 4:56:03 AM PDT · by McGruff · 40 replies
    NY Times ^ | MAY 25, 2016 | JONATHAN MARTIN
    Ever since talk radio, cable news and the Internet emerged in the 1990s as potent political forces on the right, Republicans have used those media to attack their opponents through a now-familiar two-step. Political operatives would secretly place damaging information with friendly outlets like The Drudge Report and Fox News and with radio hosts like Rush Limbaugh — and then they would work to get the same information absorbed into the mainstream media. Candidates themselves would avoid being seen slinging mud, if possible, so as to avoid coming across as undignified or desperate.
  • Matthews on New Mexico Trump Protesters: ‘I Don’t Think They’re That Violent’

    05/25/2016 4:56:01 AM PDT · by detective · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 May 2016 | Ian Hanchett
    On Wednesday, MSNBC’s “Hardball” host Chris Matthews stated of the unrest outside presumptive GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump’s rally in New Mexico, “I don’t think they’re that violent.” Matthews said, while talking to Albuquerque Police Officer Tanner Tixier “I don’t see violence yet. I did see that police car with the windshield smashed. I’ve heard about other incidents of violence — low-key violence so far.”
  • Donald Trump is going to win: This is why Hillary Clinton can’t defeat what Trump represents

    05/24/2016 3:43:43 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 58 replies
    Salon.com ^ | May 24,2016 | Anis Shivani
    The neofascist reaction, the force behind Trump, has come about because of the extreme disembeddedness of the economy from social relations. The neoliberal economy has become pure abstraction; as has the market, as has the state, there is no reality to any of these things the way we have classically understood them. Americans, like people everywhere rising up against neoliberal globalization (in Britain, for example, this takes the form of Brexit, or exit from the European Union), want a return of social relations, or embeddedness, to the economy.
  • Video suggests Barbara Boxer really wasn't afraid of Sanders supporters

    05/23/2016 3:24:00 PM PDT · by ciparis · 18 replies
    A video has surfaced that is putting doubt on Senator Barbara Boxer’s claims that she feared for her safety while at the Nevada State Convention. During her contentious speech, Sanders delegates loudly booed her as she stood defiantly at the podium. Her response to Sanders delegates can only be described as arrogant. A video of that verbal assault has already circulated the internet. Not until five days after the convention did another video go viral: A video of Boxer walking casually from the podium, blowing sarcastic kisses to the Sanders delegates. As the video ends. Boxer throws up her left...
  • Brexit campaign leadership dominated by climate skeptics

    05/23/2016 10:17:55 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    EurActiv ^ | May 24, 2016 | James Crisp
    Leading figures in the Vote Leave referendum campaign to take Britain out of the EU have links to a controversial climate-skeptic think tank and question the science behind global warming. The group’s three leaders, Boris Johnson, Michael Gove and figurehead Lord Nigel Lawson, have cast doubt over man-made climate change, which is backed by most of the world’s credible experts.Lawson founded the Global Warming Policy Foundation in 2009 and is a noted climate skeptic. Both the foundation, which broke UK Charity Commission rules for anti-climate bias, and Vote Leave share rich donors. Gove — who tried to stop climate change...
  • Unethical journalism: Couric alters words of VCDL members

    05/23/2016 12:44:21 PM PDT · by RKBA Democrat · 50 replies
    Virginia Citizens Defense League Alert ^ | 5-23-16 | Philip Van Cleave
    “Creative” editing by Katie Couric, who must have graduated from the Joseph Goebbels School of Journalism, has intentionally and significantly changed the response of VCDL members in a new video called “Under the Gun” - and I have PROOF. VCDL APPROACHED TO BE PART OF A “DOCUMENTARY” I received an email in March of 2015 from Kristin Lazure, a producer for Atlas Films, asking if VCDL would be part of "a documentary about the gun violence prevention movement in America.” In the email, Kristin said, "Some of the storylines we're exploring include the legislative process on the federal and state...
  • Win Or Lose, A Third Party Run Would Be Mitt Romney’s Greatest Legacy [NeverTrump]

    05/23/2016 10:08:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 64 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | May 23, 2016 | Jamie Weinstein
    Mitt Romney may be the #NeverTrump movement’s last chance for a third party bid. Anti-Trump conservatives have so far been unsuccessful in recruiting a candidate to mount a third party run against Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Gen. James Mattis said no thanks. Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse said he is too busy raising his children to run for president. Former Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn said he is not interested.
  • Bernie Loses His Halo

    05/23/2016 6:50:48 AM PDT · by detective · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | May 23, 2016 | Bill Scher
    s the left turning on its darling, Bernie Sanders? On Friday, Netroots titan Markos Moulitsas, namesake of the liberal Daily Kos, dropped a rhetorical bomb on the Bern, blaming the candidate for doing too little to denounce death threats received by the Nevada Democratic Party after Sanders’ state convention delegates complained they had received unfair treatment. “The problem isn't Bernie Sanders' supporters,” Moulitsas wrote. “It's Bernie Sanders himself … [He] refuses to forcefully and unambiguously reject that violence, instead rationalizing and explaining it away with a mix of grievances and outright conspiracy theory.” Actually, Sanders hasn’t lost much support among...
  • Donald Trump denies climate change--but fears it could hurt his golf course

    05/23/2016 8:12:51 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 51 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 23, 2016 | By Rebecca Shabad
    Donald Trump has said he doesn't believe in man-made climate change and has called global warming a "hoax," but he's trying to protect a golf course he owns on the coast of Ireland from its effects. The presumptive GOP nominee applied for a permit to build a seawall next to Trump International Golf Links & Hotel Ireland in County Clare to prevent erosion, according to Politico. His application included an environmental impact statement that explicitly mentions "global warming and its effects." According to Politico's report, that statement says that rising sea levels in that region could accelerate erosion. The statement...
  • Why all the Hillary haters?

    05/23/2016 7:22:12 AM PDT · by Mariner · 104 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | May 23rd, 2015 | By Jack Ohman
    In this year of political rage, one aspect that baffles me somewhat is the absolute, electrified, apoplectic, blurred-vision hatred of Hillary Clinton. Nor do I get the similar outrage expressed about President Barack Obama, who in Comment Section World makes Donald Trump look like a lovable Disney character. I can only ascribe this Rage Against the Clinton Machine to misogyny. Yeah. I said it (send enraged emails to my boss, Dan Morain at dmorain@sacbee.com). Looking back on political figures, I can truly say that there are only a handful of people I could really get vein-popping angry about. â–ª Sarah...
  • Obama Braces for Donald Trump Questions From World Leaders

    05/22/2016 8:13:21 PM PDT · by Innovative · 51 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 22, 2016 | GARDINER HARRIS
    Officially, the top world leaders who gather Thursday at the Group of 7 summit meeting will talk about shared concerns, like global trade or the Islamic State. But their private discussions are likely to cover a topic that is not on the agenda: Donald J. Trump. President Obama now hears questions in his meetings with world leaders about whether Mr. Trump has a realistic shot at becoming president. For months, Mr. Obama has answered those questions with an emphatic “no.” But this week’s summit meeting in Japan is the first among major allies since Mr. Trump moved decisively toward securing...
  • Michelle Fields joins The Huffington Post, to cover Trump

    05/22/2016 6:28:05 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 70 replies
    politico ^ | 5-22-16 | HADAS GOLD
    The Huffington Post has hired former Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields, the site announced on Sunday. Fields will be on the political team covering presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump, an interesting position for Fields considering her history with the campaign. In March, Fields, who was then working for Breitbart, (FALSELY) accused Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski of forcefully grabbing her out of the way after she tried to ask Trump a question during an event in Florida. When the campaign initially denied the event took place and called Fields "delusional", Fields filed a police report which led to battery charges against...
  • Salon’s Todd Nickerson on Pedophilia: ‘I’m Not a Monster’

    05/22/2016 10:57:33 AM PDT · by Morgana · 66 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 18, 2016 | Mike Ma
    Salon writer Todd Nickerson has released a video in which he admits his love for a 5-year-old girl and why he thinks it’s justified. The three minute video begins with Nickerson describing how he first fell in love with a child he babysat when he was 18. “I remember looking up and just seeing her and just going… ‘Wow, she’s beautiful,'” Nickerson explains. “I knew I was in deep, I had fallen for the girl.” He goes on to explain that he never hurt the girl. Todd mentions that a lot of his fantasies revolve around young girls that are...
  • Why 'Antidumping' Tariffs Should Be Dumped

    05/22/2016 10:35:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 106 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 22, 2016 | Jeff Jacoby
    China produces more than 820 million tons of steel per year, of which about 100 million tons are exported and sold at a discount overseas. Only about 3 percent of those exports go to the United States, but American steel producers bristle at the competition. So in keeping with the time-honored practice of the US steel industry — "the backbone of American manufacturing," as it proudly calls itself — domestic producers are rising to the challenge.Are they doing so by making their operations more efficient? By improving the quality of the steel they sell? By cutting their prices to maintain market...
  • “Stanford douchebags” ruining San Francisco?

    01/30/2015 5:09:21 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 45 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | January 29, 2015 | Beth Spotswood
    Author, founder of Salon.com, and Bernal Heights resident David Talbot recently made a speech at Stanford which was then published in 48HillsOnline.com decrying “Stanford douchebags”, gentrification, and Mayor Ed Lee. Talbot’s strong words for Stanford students have struck a chord up north in San Francisco, and his speech is rapidly going viral.
  • Univision Promotes ‘Make America Mexico Again’

    05/22/2016 3:03:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 22, 2016 | Daniel Garza
    Univision’s May 19, 2016 edition of its late-night national news show Edición Nocturna featured a completely favorable story about drug legalization activist Jerónimo Saldaña, the creator and vendor of baseball caps that are stamped with the slogan “Make America Mexico Again.” Saldaña says he was inspired to start making and selling the hats after first seeing one on the Latino Rebels Facebook page and because, as he puts it, he just flat-out doesn’t like Trump. Surprising nobody, in its report Univision included no critical or opposing views against the hat. Not only did Univision give Saldaña their platform to promote...
  • Domenech: Beck, Erickson ‘Useful Idiots,’ ‘They Are Stupid and Both Men Should Be Ashamed’

    05/22/2016 2:47:07 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 24 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 22 May 2016
    Ben Domenech, publisher of The Federalist, calls Glenn Beck and Erick Erickson “useful idiots” regarding their defense of Facebook and its CEO Mark Zuckerberg. From The Federalist: Glenn Beck and Erick Erickson have both written pieces in response to this week’s meeting with Facebook – Beck as someone who attended, Erick as someone who didn’t. Both suggest the same thing about the conservative relationship with Facebook: that criticizing the corporate entity for its obvious bias in its news curation is an act of hypocrisy and nothing more than a Jesse Jackson-style shakedown. These are the complaints of useful idiots. They...
  • Hillary: Trump's Candidacy Poses A Danger To America

    05/22/2016 2:06:36 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 94 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 22,2016 | Pam Key
    Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton said presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s candidacy “poses immediate dangers” to America.
  • Former White House Reporter: Media 'Happy to Be Managed' by Obama

    05/22/2016 2:39:14 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 21, 2016 | 4:53 PM EDT | Tim Graham
    Retired USA Today White House reporter Richard Benedetto penned an op-ed for The Wall Street Journal on Friday titled “How Obama Gets Away With It.” He suggested “Usually when an incumbent president is leaving office and a slew of candidates are battling for his job, that departing chief executive’s record is a major campaign issue.” But Obama’s record in office is not an issue. Obviously, one reason is the Republican establishment didn’t want Obama to be an issue, which is why they moved to take any budget fight with Obama off the table for the rest of his presidency. …
  • Democrats’ demons: reason to fear convention chaos

    05/22/2016 1:36:42 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 34 replies
    NY Post ^ | 19 May, 2016 | Seth Lipsky
    The Democratic warhorse Dianne Feinstein is warning that Bernie Sanders’ campaign against Hillary Clinton could turn the party’s convention in Philadelphia into the kind of disaster that erupted in Chicago in 1968. “It worries me a great deal,” she tells CNN. I can understand why. I was there. Covering the Democrats’ 1968 convention for one of America’s greatest newspapers, the Anniston (Ala.) Star, I saw a bitterly divided party, riven by the Vietnam War and Jim Crow, met with violence in the streets. The convention finally handed up, in Vice President Hubert Humphrey, one of the finest liberals in history....
  • Untold Damage: America’s Overlooked Gun Violence

    05/22/2016 4:36:00 PM PDT · by golux · 53 replies
    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/23/us/americas-overlooked-gun-violence.html?_r=0 ^ | 16.05.22 | SHARON LaFRANIERE, DANIELA PORAT and AGUSTIN ARMENDARIZ
    Unlike the butchery that bookended it, it merited no presidential statements, no saturation television coverage. But what took place at 6101 Prentice Street on Aug. 21 may say more about the nature of gun violence in the United States than any of those far more famous rampages. It is a snapshot of a different sort of mass violence — one that erupts with such anesthetic regularity that it is rendered almost invisible, except to the mostly black victims, survivors and attackers (...) “Clearly, if it’s black-on-black, we don’t get the same attention because most people don’t identify with that. Most...
  • Hillary Clinton Warns Against Treating Donald Trump as ‘Normal’ Candidate

    05/22/2016 3:18:17 PM PDT · by Innovative · 67 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 22, 2016 | AMY CHOZICK
    Continuing to treat a victory over Senator Bernie Sanders as a fait accompli, Hillary Clinton on Sunday questioned Donald J. Trump’s business record and assailed his ideas, warning that the coming weeks represented a critical period in which, if left unchallenged, Mr. Trump could “normalize himself” as he seeks to broaden his support.
  • Primed To Fight The Government - WaPo hit piece

    05/21/2016 6:23:07 PM PDT · by Little Pig · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 5/21/2016 | Kevin Sullivan
    REDMOND, Ore. — B.J. Soper took aim with his AR-15 semiautomatic rifle and fired a dozen shots at a human silhouette target. Soper’s wife and their 16-year-old daughter practiced drawing pistols. Then Soper helped his 4-year-old daughter, in pink sneakers and a ponytail, work on her marksmanship with a .22-caliber rifle. Deep in the heart of a vast U.S. military training ground, surrounded by spent shotgun shells and juniper trees blasted to shreds, the Central Oregon Constitutional Guard was conducting its weekly firearms training. “The intent is to be able to work together and defend ourselves if we need to,”...
  • Podesta: 'Trump Is Simply Too Big of a Risk'

    05/03/2016 8:13:34 PM PDT · by Milhous · 101 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 10:20 PM, May 03, 2016 | Daniel Halper
    The chairman of the Hillary Clinton campaign, John Podesta, has released a statement framing the general election match-up. “Fundamentally, our next president will need to do two things: keep our nation safe in a dangerous world and help working families get ahead here at home. Donald Trump is not prepared to do either," Podesta's statement reads. "Throughout this campaign, Donald Trump has demonstrated that he's too divisive and lacks the temperament to lead our nation and the free world. With so much at stake, Donald Trump is simply too big of a risk.
  • NRA is now almost entirely a pro-Republican group, spending more money than ever(T)

    05/21/2016 8:56:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 45 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | 5/19/2016 | Mike Spies Sarah Ryley
    For four decades, the National Rifle Association has pumped millions of dollars into federal elections, supporting both Republican and Democratic candidates who voted in accordance with the gun group’s strict view of the Second Amendment. That era is over. During the last federal election cycle, in 2014, the gun group’s spending on behalf of Democrats dwindled to virtually nothing, even as its overall election-related spending soared to more than $32 million, an analysis by the Daily News and The Trace found.
  • Republican senator spent the end of his life apologizing to Muslims for Trump

    05/19/2016 4:08:29 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 144 replies
    MSN ^ | 5/19/2016 | Catherine Garcia
    Before he died May 4 from complications stemming from pancreatic cancer and a stroke, former GOP Sen. Bob Bennett of Utah asked his wife, Joyce, and son, Jim, if there were any Muslims in his hospital. If so, he wanted to "go up to every single one of them to thank them for being in this country, and apologize to them on behalf of the Republican Party for Donald Trump." Joyce and Jim Bennett shared this story with The Daily Beast, as well as other tales involving his disgust with "Donald Trump's xenophobia" and proposal to ban Muslims from...