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  • FOX45 evacuated after reported threat, vehicle fire (Baltimore)

    04/28/2016 11:34:21 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 8 replies
    FOX 45 - WBFF ^ | April 28
    BALTIMORE (WBFF) -- The FOX45 offices on W 41st Street were evacuated Thursday afternoon after a threat was received at the building. Fire crews responded and extinguished a fire which appeared to have been set in the gas tank of a vehicle parked in the station lot
  • WANTED DESPERATELY: NOTA

    04/24/2016 7:44:23 PM PDT · by huckfillary · 17 replies
    Artful Dilettante ^ | April 24, 2016 | Artful Dilettante
    Ask a hundred U.S. citizens what the country needs more than anything and you’re likely to get a hundred answers. An end to poverty, an end to racism, an end to terrorism, free college, an end to liberals, an end to conservatives, an end to climate change, a balanced budget, and on and on. Most responses would be likely be well-meaning, pie-in-the-sky fantasies with little forethought as nearly all of us are inclined to do now and again. Including me. I know it’s hard to believe that the Artful Dilettante himself engages in such flights of fancy, with outcomes devoid...
  • Dear Bernie Sanders: Black votes matter

    04/23/2016 2:48:21 AM PDT · by Fasceto · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/22/2016 | Kathleen Parker
    This month, having lost massively to Hillary Clinton across the Southeast, Sanders commented that the bevy of early Southern primaries “distorts reality.” In other comments soon thereafter, perhaps covering for what was obviously a lapse in political acumen, he clarified that those early states are the most conservative in the country. Not really. And not really. While some segments of the South are undeniably conservative, Dixie is also home to a large and reliably Democratic cohort — African Americans. Many of the most liberal people serving in today’s Congress were elected by Southerners, and especially black Southerners. The reality is...
  • AstroTurf, Immigration, and the News

    04/22/2016 10:37:23 AM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 10 replies
    PoliticallyShort.com ^ | 04/18/2016 | PoliticallyShort
    What if all isn’t as it seems? What if the reality you found is completely false and contradictory to the reality you are told exists? The stories that now predominate the news headlines in America are not actually news at all. What passes for the news today is nothing more than carefully constructed narratives created by unseen special interests designed to manipulate your opinion while pushing an artificial agenda. This is the essence of what veteran investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson defines as astroturf. Attkisson explains that astroturf disguises itself as being legitimate while in actuality it’s not as astroturf is...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 22 April 2016

    04/21/2016 5:57:56 PM PDT · by beachn4fun · 164 replies
    April 21, 2016 | Canteen Crew
    FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe Come on in, we're open Need a place just to hang out? This is it. We serve coffee, tea,or maybe a tall brew? Topped off with great conversation and music. No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe. Grab a glass and start a conversation. You never know who you might meet in the Cafe. Glad you could join us. Enjoy your stay. Our...
  • Hamilton to stay on $10; Tubman replacing Jackson

    04/20/2016 12:41:47 PM PDT · by MNDude · 89 replies
    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on Wednesday will announce plans to both keep Alexander Hamilton on the front of the $10 bill and to knock Andrew Jackson off the front of the $20 in favor of Harriet Tubman, sources tell POLITICO. Lew is expected to roll out a set of changes that also include putting leaders of the women’s suffrage movement on the back of the $10 bill, and incorporating civil rights era leaders and other important moments in American history into the $5 bill. Also, Jackson isn’t getting completely booted off the $20 bill. He’s likely to remain on the...
  • Bernie Sanders: Meeting with pope was not political

    04/16/2016 9:32:30 AM PDT · by Fasceto · 31 replies
    CBS ^ | 4/16/2016 | CBS News
    Democratic presidential candidate and Vermont Sen.Bernie Sanders was invited to Vatican City to make a speech about income inequality. Despite the Vatican initially saying there would be no meeting between Sanders and Pope Francis, one happened anyway Saturday morning. Because of the political nature of the meeting, the Vatican initially had tried to distance itself from Sanders' visit, reports CBS News correspondent Seth Doane. But the Pope did meet Sanders and his wife in a brief meeting. On a terrace overlooking Vatican City, Sanders told CBS News "beauty" "resonated" from Pope Francis. "Are there pictures of this meeting with the...
  • Occupy Wall Street rises up for Sanders

    04/13/2016 2:05:44 PM PDT · by Fasceto · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | April 13, 2016 | Gregory Krieg
    (CNN)The forces of Occupy Wall Street, splintered and faded in the aftermath of their 2011 demonstrations, are getting the band back together to boost Bernie Sanders ahead of next week's critical New York primary. Nearly five years since Occupy was evicted from Zuccotti Park, blocks from the New York Stock Exchange in lower Manhattan, a coalition of organizers, labor leaders and progressive activists who lined up under the banner of "the 99 percent" are renewing their efforts in pursuit of a more traditional cause: Getting voters to the polls on April 19.
  • Sanders surrogates rip Clinton on driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants

    04/13/2016 2:17:15 AM PDT · by Fasceto · 9 replies
    Politico ^ | April 12, 2016 | Nick Gass
    Ratcheting up the rhetoric another notch ahead of Thursday's debate and next week's New York primary, Bernie Sanders’ campaign on Tuesday turned its focus back to Hillary Clinton’s past opposition to driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants. During a conference call organized by the Sanders team, an array of activists, public officials and an undocumented farm worker supporting the Vermont senator laid into Clinton’s record on immigration writ large. In particular, the call’s stated purpose was to center on Clinton’s 2007 stated opposition to then-New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer’s proposal to allow undocumented immigrants to get driver’s licenses.
  • The Latest: Sanders Says No Plans yet to Meet the Pope

    04/08/2016 10:00:17 AM PDT · by Fasceto · 10 replies
    AP ^ | April 8, 2016 | Associated Press
    Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders says he would "very much like to" meet Pope Francis when he travels to the Vatican next week but he has not received an official invitation from the Catholic leader. It's "not yet clear," Sanders told journalists in New York Friday, saying this pope is someone he has "enormous respect for in terms of the mental consciousness that he's raising." Sanders' campaign released a statement Friday saying that Sanders, who is the first Jewish candidate ever to win a presidential primary, will address a conference next week hosted by the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 8 April 2016

    04/07/2016 5:57:10 PM PDT · by beachn4fun · 96 replies
    April 7, 2015 | Canteen Crew
    FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe Come on in, we're open Need a place just to hang out? This is it. We serve coffee, tea,maybe a brew or two and plenty of conversation and music. Our AWESOME military, our AWESOME allies, and their families are welcomed and honored here. No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe. Grab a cup and start a conversation. You never know who you might...
  • Watch Anti-Trump Protesters Can't Specifically Explain Why They Are Protesting!

    04/01/2016 6:04:15 PM PDT · by 20yearsofinternet · 32 replies
    Do protesters of Donald Trump really know what they're protesting? Sean Hannity sent radio host David Webb to Wisconsin to find out if any of those who are vehemently opposed to the GOP frontrunner have specific grievances. Here's a sampling of what he found: What do you object to specifically? Donald Trump protesters. "All of it!" Donald Trump protesters. "Like, the things he says about women ... too many to name." A UAW member protests Donald Trump. "Donald Trump has accused me of ... whatever. I am union! Union is standing." LINK GOES TO VIDEO
  • Clinton: Trump's retreat from abortion comments unconvincing

    04/01/2016 9:50:07 AM PDT · by Fasceto · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 31st | JESSE BYRNES
    Hillary Clinton is signaling that she won't be letting up anytime soon on Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump's comments this week on abortion, calling his walk back "unconvincing." "It was outrageous that he would be advocating for women who exercise their constitutional right and have autonomy over their healthcare decisions would be criminals along with the doctors that served them," Clinton told Business Insider on Thursday.
  • Fed Source: About 12 FBI Agents Working on Clinton Email Inquiry

    03/30/2016 2:11:25 PM PDT · by Fasceto · 34 replies
    NBC ^ | March 30, 2016 | Ari Melber
    Sources close to the FBI investigation of Hillary Clinton's email are knocking down suggestions that 147 federal agents are working on the case, a figure first reported — and now revised — by the Washington Post, citing a lawmaker. The Post updated the figure on Tuesday, stating that while the "FBI will not provide an exact figure," there are "fewer than 50" FBI personnel involved in the case. But a former federal law enforcement official with direct knowledge of the Clinton investigation tells MSNBC an estimate anywhere near 50 agents is also off base.
  • Alan Gross upset by Bernie Sanders' praise of Cuban government

    03/30/2016 2:02:15 PM PDT · by Fasceto · 2 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | March 30, 2016 | Fox News Latino
    Alan Gross is not feeling the Bern. The former aid worker who spent who spent over four years behind bars in Cuba said he can’t tolerate Democratic president candidate and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ praise for some of the Cuban government’s accomplishments. Sanders was one of three senators who visited Gross while he was in a Cuban prison after being accused of being a spy and also helped to secure the aid worker’s eventual release. Gross, who was jailed in 2009, was eventually released in December 2014. “I had the impression that Bernie didn’t see that there was so much...
  • Judge rips thug: ‘Black lives don’t matter to black people with guns’

    03/30/2016 6:22:37 AM PDT · by oh8eleven · 11 replies
    NY Post ^ | 29 March 2016 | Rebecca Rosenber
    “Black lives matter,” Justice Edward McLaughlin told defendant Tareek Arnold, 24, as he sentenced him in Manhattan Supreme Court. “I have heard it, I know it, but the sad fact is in this courtroom, so often what happens is manifestations of the fact that black lives don’t matter to black people with guns.”
  • Former Obama campaign manager: 'Zero chance’ Clinton isn’t nominee

    03/29/2016 10:20:21 AM PDT · by Fasceto · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | Marh 28, 2016
    President Obama’s former campaign manager on Monday argued that Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has no hope of defeating Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination. “I believe Hillary Clinton has zero chance of not being the Democratic nominee,” David Plouffe wrote on Medium. "The Clinton lead is almost 300 in pledged delegates. And over 700 in total delegates. "Clinton will end the primary, even if she underperforms the rest of the way, with a pledged delegate lead greater than Barack Obama’s in 2008.”
  • Susan Sarandon: Trump Might Be Better For America Than Hillary Clinton

    03/28/2016 11:27:45 PM PDT · by Fasceto · 62 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 03.29.16 | MATT WILSTEIN
    The actress and activist has been a powerful surrogate for Sanders on the campaign trail over the past few months, and during an interview with MSNBC’s Chris Hayes Monday night, she said she doesn’t know if she can bring herself to vote for Clinton if it comes down to it. “I think, in certain quarters, there’s growing concern that the folks that are into Bernie Sanders have come to despise Hillary Clinton or reject Hillary Clinton and that should she be the nominee which is as yet undetermined, they will walk away,” Hayes said. “Tha’'s a legitimate concern,” Sarandon replied,...
  • Is Trump Wrong About A Border Wall? One Stunning Chart Has The Answer

    03/28/2016 7:22:32 PM PDT · by Rufus Shinra · 33 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 03/26/2016 | Jacob Bojesson
    Several European countries have erected fences to keep migrants out, and, according to the numbers, every case appears to have a large impact. Hungary was a popular pathway for refugees on their way to Germany during the fall. When the daily illegal border crossings were at 7,000 per day, Prime Minister Viktor Orban decided to erect a fence along the border to Serbia and Croatia. The result speaks for itself: When the fence went up Oct. 17, the influx went down to 870 from 6,353 only a day earlier. Illegal border crossing were steadily below 40 per day throughout the...
  • Al Jazeera announces 500 job cuts

    03/27/2016 7:09:04 AM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 8 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 03.27.2016 | Brian Stelter
    About 500 employees will be laid off beginning Monday, the broadcaster said on Sunday. The cutbacks are a result of budget cuts by Al Jazeera's owner, Qatar, tied to the falling price of oil. The Middle Eastern emirate is highly dependent on oil and gas revenues.
  • Defense secretary used personal email account for nearly a year

    03/27/2016 4:55:17 AM PDT · by Fasceto · 28 replies
    Defense Secretary Ash Carter used his personal email account for government business for nearly a year, until December 2015, when news reports revealed the practice, according to hundreds of Carter emails released by the Defense Department. The 1,336 pages of emails and attachments from Carter's personal account were released late Friday in response to Freedom of Information Act requests by The Associated Press and other news organizations. None contained classified information, and most pertained to routine business such as scheduling and logistics. When the New York Times was first to report Carter's use of a personal email account, on Dec....
  • Cruz Embroiled In Sex Scandal As Trump Denies Involvement

    03/25/2016 4:22:24 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 161 replies
    http://www.news.com.au ^ | MARCH 26, 2016
    TEXAS senator Ted Cruz is embroiled in a sex scandal befitting the bizarre nature of the current the Republican race for the presidential nomination. An angry Cruz has accused “Donald Trump and his henchmen” of feeding the National Enquirer a salacious story claiming the conservative Christian politician has had extramarital affairs with five different women. “This National Enquirer story is garbage. It is complete and utter lies,” Cruz snapped after a campaign stop in Oshkosh, Wisconsin on Friday. “It is a tabloid smear, and it is a smear that has come from Donald Trump and his henchmen.” The supermarket tabloid...
  • First Patient in Diabetes Trial is now Diabetes-Free

    03/25/2016 2:35:02 PM PDT · by Lizavetta · 33 replies
    True Activist ^ | 3/16/16 | Brianna Acuesta
    In a new clinical trial to observe a new method of injecting islet cells into a patient with Type 1 diabetes, doctors from the University of Miami’s Diabetes Research Institute have confirmed that their first trial patient no longer needs insulin therapy. Wendy Peacock, their first patient, has been giving herself insulin injections and following a strict daily schedule to take care of her diabetes since she was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at 17. Now 43, Peacock has undergone the surgery in this new trial and no longer needs injections because her body is producing insulin naturally. Since the...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 25 March 2016

    03/24/2016 5:57:27 PM PDT · by beachn4fun · 108 replies
    March 24, 2016 | Canteen Crew
    FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe Come on in, we're open Need a place just to hang out? This is it. It's casual FRiday here at the Canteen. Pull up a seat and relax. We serve coffee, tea, conversation and music. Our AWESOME military, our AWESOME allies, and their families are welcomed and honored here. No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe. Grab a cup or a glass, and...
  • 3 LDS missionaries from Utah injured in Belgium explosion, Church officials say

    03/22/2016 9:12:06 AM PDT · by MNDude · 33 replies
    (KUTV) Three missionaries with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have been "seriously injured" in the Brussels airports, LDS Church officials reported Tuesday morning. Bombs struck the Brussels airport and one of the city's metro stations, killing at least 31 people and wounding dozens of others.
  • Eiffel Tower Will Light Up in Colors of Belgian Flag After Brussels Attacks

    03/22/2016 7:39:44 AM PDT · by MNDude · 70 replies
    The mayor of Paris tweeted that the Eiffel Tower will be lit up in black, yellow and red in solidarity with Brussels following a series of deadly attacks Tuesday that left at least 31 dead and dozens injured. Anne Hidalgo wrote on Twitter, “In solidarity with the people of Brussels, Paris will light up the Eiffel Tower in the colors of the Belgian flag tonight.” She added the hashtag #NousSommesUnis, which means “We Are United.”
  • Sanders Criticizes Israeli Government for Treatment of Palestinians

    03/22/2016 4:52:38 AM PDT · by Fasceto · 11 replies
    ABC News ^ | March 22, 2016
    Sanders reminded the crowd of reporters and activists that he spent time living in Israel and working on a kibbutz, and argued that because of that he was “probably the only candidate” with “personal ties” to the country. He specifically called it “absurd” that a portion of Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu’s government suggested increased settlements in the West Bank and added that it was “unacceptable” that they had withheld tax revenue from Palestinians. He talked about water and economic rights for Palestinians and said ending the economic blockade of Gaza would also be necessary for sustainable peace.
  • Medved: All evidence points to Donald Trump losing momentum

    With so many wins, it appears Donald Trump is on his way to the Republican Convention in July with the hopes of walking away with the party's nomination. The primary results on March 15 seem to only further cemented that reality. But not so fast. KIRO Radio's Dave Ross with Seattle's Morning News and conservative voice Michael Medved joined the Jason Rantz Show after March 15 results were announced. According to the two men on the opposite sides of the political spectrum, the Republican Convention will likely be a contested one, with no clear candidate. Trump could still have an...
  • Trump supporter caught punching and kicking a protester at Tucson rally is charged with assault

    03/20/2016 2:48:41 PM PDT · by Stalwart · 180 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 3-20-2016 | Hannah Perry
    A Donald Trump fan who was filmed punching and kicking a protester at a rally in Arizona has been charged with assault. Tony Pettway, 32, who is African American, was caught on camera attacking white demonstrator Bryan Sanders as he was being escorted out of the Republican event in Tuscon on Saturday.
  • The very short, unhappy MSNBC career of {Obama stooge] Stephanie Cutter

    03/20/2016 9:15:19 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 21 replies
    hotair.com ^ | MARCH 19, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    The plan to further bend the media dial in the direction of liberal political goals-- regarding a staffing move at NBC News and MSNBC. OBAMA ALUMNI: “Stephanie Cutter has joined NBC News and MSNBC as a Political Analyst. She will contribute exclusively on a range of topics across all platforms including Meet the Press, TODAY, Nightly and MSNBC.” Stephanie Cutter is a veteran of the Obama political machine and the fact that she’s no longer directly on the administration payroll hasn’t changed the tune she sings. The NBC announcement came on the same day as another bit of breaking political...
  • Bernie Sanders on the Border: 'We Don’t Need a Wall'

    03/20/2016 5:24:40 AM PDT · by Fasceto · 45 replies
    ABC News ^ | March 19, 2016 | Maryalice Parks
    Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders called the controversy over immigration "trumped up" today during a visit to the U.S.-Mexico border near Nogales, Arizona, just days before the primary in this southwest state. "The so-called immigration problem we face today at this particular moment, is a trumped up and exaggerated problem," he said during a hillside press conference with the expansive, brown border fence stretching off into the distance behind him. His microphone was run off of a generator. Sanders went on to quote numbers from the Pew research center that indicate more people have been going from the United State to...
  • Bernie Sanders accuses an Arizona sheriff of ‘un-American’ tactics

    03/18/2016 1:38:24 AM PDT · by Fasceto · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 18 at 1:13 AM | John Wagner
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders on Thursday called a controversial Arizona sheriff a bully and accused him of engaging in "un-American and uncivilized" law enforcement tactics. Sanders's comments at a campaign rally here were directed at long-serving Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who prides himself on being “America’s toughest sheriff” and operates an infamous “tent city” jail where inmates endure extreme outdoor heat. Sanders’s appearance was part of a series of stops planned ahead of Tuesday’s primary in Arizona, which he hopes will help him regain traction in a Democratic nominating contest he is losing to Hillary...
  • Levin: How Lincoln Won a Brokered Convention (barf?)

    03/17/2016 1:37:45 PM PDT · by MNDude · 100 replies
    If you look at the media, Levin said, you would see them acting as if a brokered convention had never happened before. But that’s not true. - Levin’s point, in regaling his audience with this story, was to show that we’ve been through this process before. We’ve had a brokered convention before. And the party not only survived, but we nominated and elected one of the greatest American presidents in our nation’s history.
  • Ivana Trump Blasts Bernie as Big Commie

    03/17/2016 11:45:54 AM PDT · by Fasceto · 40 replies
    WorldnetDaily ^ | March 16, 2016 | Cheryl Chumley
    Ivana Trump, Republican presidential primary front-runner Donald Trump’s first wife, blasted Sen. Bernie Sanders as a “communist,” saying she has first-hand experience at identifying them. “Sanders is a communist,” she said to the New York Post’s Page Six. “I was born in a communist country, so I know when I see them or hear them.” Sanders has identified as a socialist and as a democratic-socialist on previous occasions. As senator, he’s caucused with Democrats and currently seeks the Democratic Party’s nod for the White House.
  • Jake Tapper Corners Sanders on the Recent Acts of Violence Shown by His Followers

    03/14/2016 10:07:15 AM PDT · by Fasceto · 18 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 3/14/2016 | J. D. Durkin
    During the Democratic Town Hall Sunday night, CNN moderator Jake Tapper pressed Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders on the topic of his passionate followers, some of whom have shown their strong political allegiance with displays of aggression. With many comparisons drawn between the candidacies — and followers — of Sanders and Republican frontrunner Donald Trump, the issue of aggressive political passion has become more heated than at any other point in this election. Tapper preempted a question by noting that he was looking to play devil’s advocate on a point regarding the the differences between Sanders supporters and those of Trump....
  • Bernie Sanders Calls Donald Trump a ‘Pathological Liar’

    03/13/2016 8:09:25 PM PDT · by Fasceto · 39 replies
    Fox40 ^ | March 13, 2016 | CNN Wire
    Bernie Sanders on Sunday slammed Donald Trump as a “pathological liar” who is “inciting violence” as Sanders kicked off a town hall duel with Hillary Clinton. “I hesitate to say this because I really don’t like to disparage public officials, but Donald Trump is a pathological liar,” Sanders said, in the first exchange of the event at Ohio State University hosted by CNN and TV One. Sanders also blasted Trump for saying that he might pay the legal fees of a man charged with punching a protester at one of his rallies, adding that doing so was tantamount to “inciting...
  • ‘Be careful Bernie': Trump threatens to send supporters to Sanders rallies

    03/13/2016 7:29:56 AM PDT · by Fasceto · 94 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 3/13/2016 | John Wagner
    Republican frontrunner Donald Trump threatened Sunday to send his supporters to infiltrate the campaign rallies of Democratic hopeful Bernie Sanders, whom Trump continued to insist was behind disruptions at his events. “Bernie Sanders is lying when he says his disruptors aren't told to go to my events,” Trump said on Twitter. “Be careful Bernie, or my supporters will go to yours!”
  • Hillary Clinton draws criticism for her response to violence at Trump’s Chicago rally

    03/12/2016 10:18:42 AM PST · by Fasceto · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 12, 2016 | Abby Phillip
    By Abby Phillip March 12 at 10:43 AM Hillary Clinton’s statement in response to an outbreak of violence at Republican Party front-runner Donald Trump’s Chicago rally was aimed at encouraging political unity. But instead, many reacted to her statement with disappointment. “The divisive rhetoric we are seeing should be of grave concern to us all,” Clinton said in the statement issued after midnight on Saturday morning. “We all have our differences, and we know many people across the country feel angry.”
  • Trump protest organizer calls raucous night a "win"

    03/12/2016 7:00:09 AM PST · by Fasceto · 67 replies
    CBS News ^ | Kylie Atwood
    hen protests broke out at a Donald Trump rally in Chicago on Friday night, so too did "Bernie, Bernie" chants. Trump eventually canceled the rally at the University of Illinois at Chicago Pavilion, and many of the protesters responsible for that were Bernie Sanders supporters. One of the leaders of the protest was a Sanders surrogate, 20-year-old Ja'Mal D Green, who describes the night as a "win." "Our whole purpose was to shut it down," said Green, a Chicago-based entertainer and activist. "Trump tried to bring his rally to one of the most diverse universities, and we had to show...
  • Cruz, Sanders Slam Trump After Postponed Chicago Rally

    03/11/2016 7:39:46 PM PST · by Fasceto · 131 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | March 11, 20163/12/2016
    “No we’re not going to hate Mexicans, we’re not going to hate Muslims, we’re not going to insult women, we’re not going to insult veterans, we’re not going to insult African Americans, we are going to bring our people together,” the Democratic presidential candidate said.
  • Bernie Sanders declines to retract positive statements on Fidel Castro

    03/10/2016 3:52:01 AM PST · by Fasceto · 18 replies
    The Week ^ | March 10, 2016 | The Week
    Near the end of Wednesday's CNN/Univision Democratic debate, Jorge Ramos gave Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders his "Welcome to Miami" question, asking if the candidates supported President Obama's detente with Cuba and considered Raul Castro a president or a dictator. Clinton said that she backs opening relations with Cuba, viewing it as a way to bring democracy to the island nation. She called Raul and Fidel Castro "authoritarian and dictatorial." Maria Elena Salinas tweaked the question for Sanders, noting that in the 1980s he had offered praise for Sandinista leader Daniel Ortega (who is once again leader of Nicaragua) and...
  • How Rubio can still win the nomination

    There's still a chance that Marco Rubio could secure the Republican nomination as the U.S. presidential candidate for 2016, with John Kasich as his running mate. My prediction, while seemingly improbable (though certainly no more so than if you had predicted Donald Trump would become the Republican front runner and discuss his manhood at a GOP debate) comes after careful consideration of the Florida senator's operations and ground game in Florida. Despite a poor showing in Tuesday's primaries and polls indicating Rubio is losing Florida, his knowledge of the Sunshine state and his grassroots support from locals could ultimately bring...
  • Report: Sanders proposes $15T in tax increases, hitting most taxpayers

    03/05/2016 4:59:38 AM PST · by Fasceto
    Politico ^ | March 4, 2016 | Brian Faler
    Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign is moving hard into Florida, where the senator from Texas hopes to knock out rival Sen. Marco Rubio and position himself as the only last alternative to front-runner Donald Trump. Cruz’s campaign announced Friday that it is opening 10 field offices in Florida, which holds a Republican primary March 15. Trump has a big lead in the polls there, but Cruz’s campaign thinks it can increase its support in the state by appealing to conservatives and positioning the candidate as an alternative to Trump. “We recognize that it’s an uphill battle for us, but it becomes...
  • Fox host Bill O'Reilly loses custody of children amid abuse allegations

    03/04/2016 6:46:56 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 84 replies
    RT ^ | March 01, 2016
    Fox host Bill O'Reilly loses custody of children amid abuse allegations Published time: 1 Mar, 2016 Fox News Channel host Bill O'Reilly lost custody of his teenage children over allegations of domestic abuse by his ex-wife. The New York Appellate Division unanimously ruled that O'Reilly's 13- and 17-year-old children should live full time with their mother, Maureen McPhilmy, who was married to the conservative commentator for 15 years. A 1,400 word opinion using anonymous names was issued by the court last week, but the media only figured out who it was this week. The ruling states it was the "clearly...
  • Security Logs of Hillary Clinton’s Email Server Are Said to Show No Evidence of Hacking

    03/03/2016 3:05:21 PM PST · by Fasceto · 49 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 3, 2016 | Matt Apuzo
    A former aide to Hillary Clinton has turned over to the F.B.I. computer security logs from Mrs. Clinton’s private server, records that showed no evidence of foreign hacking, according to people close to a federal investigation into Mrs. Clinton’s emails. The security logs bolster Mrs. Clinton’s assertion that her use of a personal email account to conduct State Department business while she was the secretary of state did not put American secrets into the hands of hackers or foreign governments.
  • 4 Teens Charged With Breaking Into School, Beating Student

    03/01/2016 8:25:40 AM PST · by MNDude · 42 replies
    Four teenagers have been charged with breaking into a Minneapolis school and beating up a student. It all allegedly began with an argument on Facebook. Three 17-year-olds and a 16-year-old then allegedly went into the school using a door that is typically locked to the outside. They found the student involved in the social media argument and ran for him, punching and kicking him, the charges state. A teacher tried to break it up and ended up with a broken finger.
  • Trump schedules last-minute Super Tuesday press conference

    03/01/2016 6:27:38 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 64 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2-29-16 | By Gabby Morrongiello
    Donald Trump has added a press conference at his Mar-A-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Fla., on Super Tuesday, fueling speculations of another high-profile endorsement. The billionaire will host separate campaign rallies in Ohio and Kentucky during the day Tuesday, before arriving in Florida. Some speculate that Florida Gov. Rick Scott could announce his support of Trump at the press conference, which is scheduled two weeks before Florida's Republican primary. Scott has not yet endorsed a candidate, but the two-term governor praised Trump's ability to attract frustrated Republican voters in an op-ed published in January by USA Today.
  • Bernie Sanders Is Getting Advice From Expert Who Cited Possible Israeli Ties to Chemical Attacks

    02/27/2016 5:46:13 AM PST · by Fasceto · 3 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 26, 2016 | First Draft
    Senator Bernie Sanders, looking to shore up his credentials on foreign policy, is seeking advice from a patchwork of experts, including Lawrence Wilkerson, who was chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin L. Powell and who has speculated that Israel might have carried out chemical attacks in Syria. Mr. Wilkerson, a former Army colonel who has become an ardent critic of the American invasion of Iraq in 2003, speculated about Israel’s possible role in a May 2013 interview with Cenk Uygur of Current TV. “This could’ve been an Israeli false-flag operation, it could’ve been an opposition in Syria,” he...
  • Top Jewish Leader Demands Bernie Apology For Adviser’s Obama Holocaust Reference

    02/26/2016 5:40:02 AM PST · by Fasceto · 34 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6:22 PM 02/25/2016 Zionist Organization of America president Morton Klein is urging Bernie Sanders t | Evan Gahr
    Zionist Organization of America president Morton Klein is urging Bernie Sanders to personally apologize because one of his economic advisers said on Wednesday blacks and Latinos suffered a “financial Holocaust” under Barack Obama. Klein said Sanders has a “unique obligation” to not let surrogates “trivialize” the Shoah because the secular Jewish socialist lost many family members to Nazi persecution. Klein contended that law professor William Black, who dropped the H-bomb during a campaign conference call with reporters, should have just called Obama’s economic policies “disastrous.”
  • Kansas Workplace Shooting Suspect Identified as Cedric Larry Ford, Sources Say

    02/26/2016 12:38:16 AM PST · by Fasceto · 27 replies
    ABC News ^ | Feb 26, 2016, | David Caplan
    The man accused of opening fire at a Kansas business and two other locations, killing three people and wounding 14, has been identified as Cedric Larry Ford, 38, according to two law enforcement sources familiar with the investigation. Harvey County Sheriff T. Walton and several employees said the shooter was an employee at Excel Industries in Hesston, the principal target of the shooting spree. Paul Mullet, the president and CEO of Excel Industries confirmed earlier the gunman was a current employee at the company, which manufactures heavy duty lawn care equipment, but did not mention him by name. Ford was...