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  • Democrats officially introduce $15 minimum wage bill

    05/25/2017 1:15:36 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 13 replies
    Top congressional Democrats officially introduced legislation Thursday to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2024, up from its current level of $7.25. The move marks a stark policy change for the party, which was promoting an increase to just $10.50 as recently as 2015. "What we are here today to say is that a living wage is $15... If you are working 40 or 50 hours a week, you should not be living in poverty," said Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. He noted it had been almost a decade since the last time Congress had raised the...
  • Obama tells adoring crowd in Berlin: ‘We can’t hide behind a wall’

    05/25/2017 1:01:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | May 25, 2017 | Kate Connolly in Berlin
    Barack Obama received a hero’s welcome when he reunited with Angela Merkel for the first time since leaving office, calling on the audience to engage in democracy and telling the tens of thousands in Berlin: “We can’t hide behind a wall.” Speaking in front of the Brandenburg Gate, which was once cut off by the Berlin Wall, the former US president was greeted with cries of “Barack, Barack” as he urged the 70,000-strong crowd to “push back against those trends that would violate human rights or suppress democracy or restrict individual freedoms” and to “fight against those who divide us”....
  • Ariana Grande To Pay For Funeral Costs For Manchester Bombing Victims

    05/25/2017 12:58:51 PM PDT · by drewh · 35 replies
    OK Magazine ^ | May 24 2017 13:12 pm
    Ariana Grande To Pay For Funeral Costs For Manchester Bombing Victims Singer reaches out to those that have been tragically killed. Ariana Grande has reportedly offered to cover the funeral costs of the victims of the Manchester terror attack on Monday.An account dedicated to the singer claims that Ariana has pledged to help the families of the 22 people who lost their lives in the bombing following her concernt.
  • Paul Ryan calls on Gianforte to apologize

    05/25/2017 12:57:07 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 32 replies ^ | 5/25/17 |
    House Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday that Greg Gianforte, the GOP House candidate charged with assaulting a reporter, should apologize but added that it is now up to voters in Montana to choose whether they want him as their representative in Congress. "There's never a call for physical altercations," Ryan told reporters during his weekly press conference. "That is wrong and it should not have happened." "I think he should apologize," Ryan added.
  • A shocking new undercover video exposes the grisly reality of ripping apart fetuses.

    05/25/2017 12:53:47 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ^ | May 25, 2017 | Alexandra DeSanctis
    A shocking new video has just been released by the Center for Medical Progress, the undercover investigative group that in 2015 released videos showing that Planned Parenthood affiliates have profited from selling the body parts of aborted babies. This latest video is a preview of footage that CMP investigators gathered at the 2014 and 2015 National Abortion Federation conventions, attended by hundreds of members of the abortion industry each year. (The NAF is a major trade group of North American abortion providers, and Planned Parenthood makes up about 50 percent of its members and leadership.) Here are some of the...
  • Iranian President: ‘We Need Missiles’ to Confront Trump Admin, Enemies

    05/25/2017 12:50:39 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 5 replies ^ | 5/25/17 | Adam Kredo
    Recently re-elected Iranian President Hassan Rouhani lashed out at the Trump administration this week, describing it as ignorant and saying that Iran "needs missiles" to confront the United States and its allies, according to recent remarks certain to rile leaders in Washington, D.C. Just days after President Donald Trump blasted the Islamic Republic for its illicit ballistic missile program and support of terrorism in the Middle East, Rouhani confirmed that Iran would not cease its missile activity, despite repeated calls by U.S. officials. "We need missiles and the enemy should know that we make everything we need and we don't...
  • Hallmark Is Now Selling Cards to Celebrate Transgender People Who Are Transitioning

    05/25/2017 12:43:38 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 48 replies
    Glamour ^ | May 19, 2017 | Suzannah Weiss
    There are greeting cards to celebrate and support people through all stages of life, from graduations to career changes to birthdays. But until recently, these sentimental notes haven't always included words of encouragement for transgender people or offered congratulations for a major event in their lives: transitioning. That, however, is now changing: Hallmark has started selling cards geared specifically toward the transgender community. [Snip] One in every 137 teens is transgender, according to a UCLA School of Law study published earlier this year. Due to societal stigma, trans people - and trans youth in particular - have a higher...
  • Olympic Gymnastics Champion Aly Raisman Accuses TSA Agents of Making "Sexist" Comments

    05/25/2017 12:35:25 PM PDT · by drewh · 27 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 25, 2017, 1:41 PM | staff report
    Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman has accused two TSA agents of making "rude" and "sexist" comments about her appearance, CBS Boston reports. The Needham-native documented her "uncomfortable" encounter at the airport in a series of tweets. According to Raisman, a female TSA agent asked if she was a gymnast, and said she recognized her by her biceps. A male TSA agent then said, "I don't see any muscles," and continued to stare at her. Raisman called the comments "rude" and "uncomfortable." In her final tweet, the Olympian said, "I work very hard to be healthy & fit. The fact that a...
  • The "i" Word - Larry Elder

    05/25/2017 12:34:36 PM PDT · by SeanG200 · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 18, 2017 | Larry Elder
    Larry Elder discusses the non-evidence so far regarding Comey's firing and the "obstruction" charge. Larry Elder includes audio from a debate between Jeffrey Toobin (a lawyer and liberal/progressive blogger as well as CNN legal analyst) and Jonathan Turley (lawyer, legal scholar, legal analyst in broadcast and print journalism, as well as currently a professor at George Washington University). Later in the segment "The Sage" includes some audio (I insert the video) of Peter King wondering why Comey stayed silent if he feared instruction. I also have a short explanation of "Why Now," why Trump waited to fire Comey: ALSO,...
  • Comey Responded “NO” (Under Oath) To Obstruction

    05/25/2017 12:32:05 PM PDT · by SeanG200 · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 19, 2017 | Larry Elder
    Larry Elder takes us on a tour-de-force of Comey saying -- prior to the “memo,” he was not asked to stop the investigation[s]. BTW, no one has seen this memo… even the reporter who wrote the article. This is mainly a quick upload to show that “impeachment” cannot be a level reached – legally. EVEN Dennis Kucinich is worried about the Democratic machine [i.e., the “deep state”] left in the administration that wants to undermine Trump: ➤ “ Well, you have a politicization of the agencies. That is resulting in leaks from anonymous unknown people and the intention is to...
  • Fox News Says Sean Hannity Will Return to His Show

    05/25/2017 12:19:01 PM PDT · by drewh · 18 replies
    Variety ^ | 2 hours ago | Brian Steinberg
    Fox News Channel lent support to its best-known anchor Sean Hannity, saying Thursday that their most popular host would return to its air next week following a short Memorial Day holiday vacation – an effort to tamp down speculation that a controversy currently enveloping Hannity could escalate further. “Like the rest of the country, Sean Hannity is taking a vacation for Memorial Day weekend and will be back on Tuesday,” the 21st Century Fox-owned network said in a statement. “Those who suggest otherwise are going to look foolish.” Hannity has become embroiled in a furor over his recent promotion of...
  • Appeals court upholds block on Trump's travel ban

    05/25/2017 12:18:55 PM PDT · by Stopthethreat · 47 replies
    "The evidence in the record, viewed from the standpoint of the reasonable observer, creates a compelling case that (the executive order's) primary purpose is religious," the ruling states. "Then-candidate Trump's campaign statements reveal that on numerous occasions, he expressed anti-Muslim sentiment, as well as his intent, if elected, to ban Muslims from the United States."
  • 21 Across U.S. Are Indicted in ‘Modern-Day Sex Slave’ Ring

    05/25/2017 12:16:32 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 8 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 25, 2017 | Monica Davey
    CHICAGO — The young women, many of them from poor families in Thailand, were promised trips to the United States. They would also receive visas. Life in cities like Chicago would be rosy, they were told, and they would be able to help support their families back home. But the promises, federal authorities say, came with an enormous toll: The women were required to work as prostitutes in cities all over this country until they could pay off exorbitant “bondage debts,” set as high as $60,000, to the very people who had promised them better lives. Law enforcement authorities on...
  • Investigator Jack Burkman: Cops Hid Evidence, Halted Seth Rich Probe (offers $105k reward)

    05/25/2017 12:07:54 PM PDT · by drewh · 17 replies
    World Net Daily Exclusive ^ | 4 hours ago | Liz Crokin
    The head of a private investigative team in Washington, D.C., trying to solve the murder of Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich insists that officials with the Metropolitan Police Department – in collusion with the mayor – are withholding key evidence from the public and obstructing the investigation for political purposes. Jack Burkman, the head of the Profiling Project investigative team, said police are no longer cooperating with anyone, and he believes they’ve completely stopped the investigation into Rich’s murder. “The police have shut down all full operations,” Burkman told WND. “The police are not cooperating with us or anyone,...
  • President Trump Promises White House Leakers Will be ‘Prosecuted’

    05/25/2017 11:58:33 AM PDT · by Kevin in California · 34 replies
    The Political Insider ^ | 05-25-2017 | Paul
    In the 5 months that Donald J. Trump has occupied the White House, his administration has been forced to deal with a barrage of leaks aimed at damaging his agenda. On a near daily basis, some negative story leaks out of the White House, and many speculate that the source of the leaks are disgruntled former-Obama employees and D.C. insiders who oppose the president’s bold, conservative agenda
  • Style queen! Melania Trump, 47, upstages fellow first ladies - including France's grumpy (tr)

    05/25/2017 11:46:57 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 108 replies
    daily mail ^ | 5/25/2017 | By ERICA TEMPESTA FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
    Melania Trump did a quick change before meeting Queen Mathilde of Belgium at the Royal Castle of Laeken on Thursday evening. Earlier in the day, the 47-year-old donned a leather skirt suit by Belgian designer Maison Ullens and Manolo Blahnik snakeskin heels to visit to a children's hospital before meeting a group of NATO spouses, including French First Lady Brigitte Macron, to tour the Magritte Museum in Brussels. And while Brigitte, 64, and a few of the other women opted to leave on what they wore to the museum, Melania slipped on an off-the-shoulder, black lace gown and scrappy stiletto...
  • BREAKING: GOP Lawmaker Calls for Federal Investigation of Seth Rich Murder

    05/25/2017 11:44:18 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 32 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | May 25, 2017 | Jim Hoft
    The Corpus Christi Caller reported, via Free Republic: “ Corpus Christi Republican Congressman Blake Farenthold considers the source behind the 2016 hack of the Democratic National Committee’s email server an unanswered question and believes a federal investigation is warranted. Speaking on CNN Wednesday, the fourth-term congressman refuted a widely believed conclusion that the Russian government interfered with the U.S. presidential election to aid President Donald Trump’s campaign and instead indicated a conspiracy theory about a slain Democratic National Committee staffer could be true. “My fear is our constant focusing on the Russians is deflecting away for some other things that...
  • Out of my way, I'm in front! Trump shoves European leader aside to find his place at the center (tr)

    05/25/2017 11:44:04 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 53 replies
    daily mail ^ | 5/25/2017
    A Trump moment went viral for the wrong reason on Thursday as he and the leaders of 27 other NATO member countries assembled for a photo at the treaty organization's gleaming new Brussels, Belgium headquarters. As Trump made his way through the group to take his position in the front row next to Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, Montenegro's Prime Minister Duško Marković was in his way. So Trump put his hand on Marković's upper arm and shoved him aside. Read more: Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • As Clinton emerges from the woods, what will her role be?

    05/25/2017 11:41:34 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 44 replies
    AP ^ | May 25, 2017 | JOCELYN NOVECK
    Forty-eight years after she gave her first commencement address at Wellesley College, Hillary Clinton returns on Friday to offer another - and once again, she's at a crossroads in her life. The first time, she was 21 years old and eager to take on life's adventures, a graduating senior whose bold speech delighted her classmates, dismayed the school's president, and made it into Life magazine. The Hillary who will speak this year on Severance Green Lawn is the battle-scarred politician who came agonizingly close to becoming the first female president of the United States. Half a year after her stunning...
  • The “Food Stamp” Mantra from Democrats Rebutted

    05/25/2017 11:35:48 AM PDT · by SeanG200 · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 24, 2017 | Michael Medved
    Michael Medved responds to the food stamp issue that Democrats and the Left are bringing up. I take a clip from yesterday’s show and insert it into the middle of today’s show to give the listener some ammunition when these banal arguments come up. At the 5:17 mark, the caller mentions taxes for the millionaires as part of his argument. Medved Responds well to this challenge at the… and at the 6:24 mark you hear the caller respond with a bumper sticker jingle. In other words, talking about facts matters little to these people, but at least you will be...