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  • Democrats End Sit-In After 25 Hours, Drawing Attention to Gun Control

    06/23/2016 11:27:40 AM PDT · by Innovative · 59 replies
    NY Times ^ | June 23, 2016 | DAVID M. HERSZENHORN and EMMARIE HUETTEMAN
    House Democrats ended their 25-hour sit-in over gun control legislation on Thursday, a protest Speaker Paul D. Ryan labeled a high-profile stunt that undermined the basic institutions of government. Mr. Ryan said he was “not going to allow stunts like this to stop us from carrying out the people’s business.” He added, “This is about a publicity stunt and now a fund-raising scheme.” But on legislative business, it was Mr. Ryan who prevailed. He personally reclaimed control of the House, pounding his gavel and muscling through a major appropriations bill that included funding for combating the Zika virus, without debate.
  • Barbara Bush Thinks Planned Parenthood Is an ‘Exceptional Organization’

    06/20/2016 10:51:09 AM PDT · by MNDude · 72 replies
    In the ongoing battle over women’s reproductive health, high-profile GOP politicians haven’t exactly praised Planned Parenthood. However, George W. Bush’s daughter, Barbara, spoke in favor of the organization. In a conversation with Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards for the New York Times, Bush said that part of the mission of her organization, Global Health Corps, is counting on millennials looking to effect change in the health industry. “So many young people want to work on social change. They want to do good,” she said. “Global Health started because this great talent pipeline was not moving into health care. It’s hard...
  • Trump in the Dumps

    06/18/2016 10:11:46 PM PDT · by Enchante · 49 replies
    New York Times ^ | 06/19/2016 | Maureen Dowd
    BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH damn that Catherine Zeta Jones
  • 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...
  • WATCH: Brooklynites Say Orlando Was ‘100 Percent the Republicans’ Fault

    06/17/2016 7:06:03 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 82 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 17, 2016 | Cortney O'Brien
    Omar Mateen pledged allegiance to ISIS while he opened fire on the Pulse nightclub in Orlando last weekend, proving his attack was borne out of radical Islam. Yet, if you ask some bystanders in Brooklyn, they’ll tell you the gunman’s rampage had nothing to do with religion. That’s what filmmaker Ami Horowitz found when he asked New Yorkers who was to blame for Sunday’s stark death toll. “I don’t think it had much to do with Islam, to be honest,” said one Brooklynite. “I don’t think it was a terrorist,” said another. Republicans and guns played a much larger role in...
  • 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...
  • Fighting ISIS With an Algorithm, Physicists Try to Predict Attacks

    06/16/2016 1:09:49 PM PDT · by Mariner · 36 replies
    The New York Times ^ | June 16th, 2016 | By PAM BELLUCK
    After Orlando and San Bernardino and Paris, there is new urgency to understand the signs that can precede acts of terrorism. And with the Islamic State’s prolific use of social media, terrorism experts and government agencies continually search for clues in posts and Twitter messages that appear to promote the militants’ cause. A physicist may not seem like an obvious person to study such activity. But for months, Neil Johnson, a physicist at the University of Miami, led a team that created a mathematical model to sift order from the chaotic pro-terrorism online universe. In a study published Thursday in...
  • The Corrosive Politics That Threaten L.G.B.T. Americans

    06/15/2016 5:59:44 AM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    NY Times ^ | June 15, 2016 | Staff
    As families began planning funerals for the victims of Sunday’s rampage at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla., gay Americans mourned a loss that extended beyond the lives cut short. Omar Mateen shattered the tenuous, hard-fought sense of personal safety that many gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Americans have begun to feel as the movement for equality has made significant gains in recent years. His bullets and the blood he left behind that early morning were a reminder that in many corners of the country, gay and transgender people are still regarded as sinners and second-class citizens who should be...
  • NYTimes Editorial: Congress Should Secretly Suspend Second Amendment Rights

    06/14/2016 12:10:43 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 89 replies
    Dailycaller.com ^ | 6-14-2016 | Casey Harper
    A New York Times editorial advocates for a new law allowing a secret court to take away citizens' right to own a gun at the discretion of the federal government.Citing the Orlando terror attack that left 50 dead including the shooter and 53 wounded at a gay nightclub, the piece advocates for a "no-buy" list similar to "no-fly" lists. Under the law, suspected terrorists would not be able to buy a gun. In an attempt to ensure the integrity of the lists and preserve due process, the author proposes people only be added to this no-buy list after a secret...
  • Media Ignore External Influences on 'Homegrown Extremist' Mateen

    06/13/2016 5:06:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | June 13, 2016 | Tom Blumer
    In his second speech on Sunday morning's terrorist massacre in Orlando, Florida, President Barack Obama said  on Monday that "the shooter was inspired by various extremist information that was disseminated over the Internet," that "we see no clear evidence that he was directed externally," and that "this is certainly an example of the kind of homegrown extremism that all of us have been so concerned about for a very long time." The press, led as usual by the Associated Press, is certainly cooperating with those characterizations. Presumptive Democratic Party presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has clearly made up her mind that...
  • NPR + NYT: A Recipe for Cluelessness

    06/12/2016 7:22:59 AM PDT · by detective · 11 replies
    Powerline ^ | June 11, 2016 | John Hinderaker
    What happens when a National Public Radio host interviews a New York Times reporter on the subject of Venezuela’s economic collapse? You get a perfect storm of cluelessness. The host is Terry Gross, the guest is New York Times reporter Nicholas Casey, and the program is Fresh Air. Gross asks Casey about the utter disaster that Venezuela has become. Casey understands the depth to which Venezuela has fallen–he lives in Caracas!–but he can’t bring himself to offer an honest diagnosis.
  • Did Bernie Sanders Hand Trump the Election?

    06/07/2016 7:26:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Vanity Fair | June 6, 2016 | T.A. Frank
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2016/06/did-bernie-sanders-just-hand-trump-the-election
  • Ay Carumba! Death Record For #JudgeCuriel Papa’s Proves New York Times Lying About U.S. Citizenship

    06/09/2016 10:33:44 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 172 replies
    gotnews ^ | June 9, 2016 | CHARLES C. JOHNSON
    The death certificate for the father of the controversial Mexican judge confirms that Curiel’s parents were not U.S. citizens when he was born. Death records from Indiana records confirm that Salvador Curiel died a Mexican citizen in 1964… not as the New York Times’s Alan Rappeport reported in an anti-Donald Trump article. But Rappeport claimed that the elder Curiel had died a U.S. citizen. He didn’t. Here’s what Rappeport wrote: Judge Curiel, 62, was born in East Chicago, Ind., to parents who had emigrated from Mexico. Raul Curiel said their father, Salvador, arrived in Arizona as a laborer in the...
  • State Department Funds Televised Call for Boycotting Israel; The New York Times Is Amused

    06/06/2016 5:09:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Algemeiner Journal ^ | 6/6/16 | Ira Stoll
    The State Department is using American taxpayer dollars to finance Palestinian Arabs celebrating violent attacks on Israelis and advocating a boycott of Israel and the division of its capital city. Where’s the outrage? Not in the New York Times, which treats the topic as subject for a light-toned feature article about what it describes as a Palestinian “reality television show.” The show features contestants who “run” for the job of Palestinian president. The Times article reports that “the three finalists all had similar platforms: Boycott Israel. Designate East Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine.” Later, the Times reports, almost in...
  • Sanders Fans, I Get Your Pain. But Let’s Unite Against Trump. [WARNING ! PROCEED WITH CAUTION !!]

    06/06/2016 5:51:58 PM PDT · by bryan999 · 27 replies
    The New York Times ^ | JUNE 6, 2016 | JAY CARSON
    I understand you may not love (or even like) Mrs. Clinton right now. Perhaps you can’t imagine knocking on doors for her in the cold or donating your hard-earned money to finance her campaign. I’m doing both of those things, but I realize that you may not want to. I felt the same way about Mr. Obama in 2008. In the end I didn’t work hard to get him elected (I really regret that now, by the way), but neither did I do or say anything that would harm his chances. I came to accept that he was, in fact,...
  • One of the world's greatest art collections hides behind this fence

    05/30/2016 6:24:20 AM PDT · by Republicanprofessor · 21 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 28 2016 | Graham Bowley and Doreen Carvajal
    The drab free port zone near the Geneva city center, a compound of blocky gray and vanilla warehouses surrounded by train tracks, roads and a barbed-wire fence, looks like the kind of place where beauty goes to die. But within its walls, crated or sealed cheek by jowl in cramped storage vaults, are more than a million of some of the most exquisite artworks ever made. Treasures from the glory days of ancient Rome. Museum-quality paintings by old masters. An estimated 1,000 works by Picasso. As the price of art has skyrocketed, perhaps nothing illustrates the art-as-bullion approach to contemporary...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Hillary 'triggered' suicide of President Bill Clinton's counsel Vince Foster when [tr]

    06/02/2016 8:54:36 AM PDT · by C19fan · 61 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 2, 2016 | Ronald Kessler
    Ronald Kessler, a former Washington Post and Wall Street Journal investigative reporter, is the New York Times bestselling author of The First Family Detail: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of the Presidents and The Secrets of the FBI. FBI agents investigating the death of Bill Clinton's Deputy White House Counsel found that Hillary Clinton 'triggered' his suicide when she attacked and humiliated her mentor from their former Rose Law Firm in front of other White House aides a week before he took his own life. Vince Foster's suicide has been the focus of much speculation since he shot...
  • Essay;Blizzard of Lies (Hillary flashback to 1996)

    06/02/2016 9:20:54 AM PDT · by McGruff · 14 replies
    The NY Times ^ | January 8, 1996 | WILLIAM SAFIRE
    Americans of all political persuasions are coming to the sad realization that our First Lady -- a woman of undoubted talents who was a role model for many in her generation -- is a congenital liar. Drip by drip, like Whitewater torture, the case is being made that she is compelled to mislead, and to ensnare her subordinates and friends in a web of deceit. 1. Remember the story she told about studying The Wall Street Journal to explain her 10,000 percent profit in 1979 commodity trading? We now know that was a lie told to turn aside accusations that...
  • Silicon Valley Finds Trump’s Disruption Unwelcome

    06/01/2016 6:36:36 PM PDT · by Mariner · 39 replies
    The New York Times ^ | June 1st, 2016 | Jason Henry for The New York Times
    PALO ALTO, Calif. — Donald J. Trump would not be Silicon Valley’s first choice as president. Or its second. Or maybe even its third. The presumptive Republican presidential nominee wants to restrict immigration while bringing back manufacturing. He compulsively uses tech products like Twitter but is not in awe of the people who built them. He made his fortune the old-fashioned way, by going into the family business, in the old-fashioned industry of real estate. He’s not the valley’s kind of entrepreneur. Worst of all, Mr. Trump is revealing Silicon Valley’s vulnerability. In recent years, technology companies have extended their...
  • Ann Coulter – Key to Trump’s Victory: Math

    06/01/2016 4:48:05 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1 Jun 2016
    With the California primary fast approaching, the media are rolling out their favorite fairy tale about how Republican Pete Wilson’s support for Proposition 187 in 1994 was a historic, game-changing error for the GOP, driving Hispanics from the party for good! Both CNN and MSNBC retold this completely bogus narrative this week. NPR rolls it out once every two weeks. I — along with other people capable of reading election returns — have written about this forever. I did most recently in “Adios, America,” in a chapter titled, “I Wrote This Chapter After Noticing How Stupid Rich People Are,” inspired...
  • NY Times: Trump, 800-Pound Media Gorilla, Pounds His Chest at Reporters

    05/31/2016 8:15:49 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 42 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 31, 2016 | James Poniewozik
    At a news conference in Trump Tower on Tuesday morning, the presumptive Republican nominee Donald J. Trump shared his thoughts about the political press and Harambe, the gorilla that Cincinnati Zoo officials shot and killed after a small child wandered into his enclosure. Mr. Trump had nicer things to say about the gorilla.
  • Success of Jerry Brown, and California, Offers Lesson to National Democrats

    05/31/2016 1:05:27 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 41 replies
    SACRAMENTO — When Bernie Sanders held a rally at an outdoor stadium here the other night, more than 15,000 people turned out in a display of cheering, chanting, singing and cartwheels. Gov. Jerry Brown, the state’s most prominent Democrat, was not there, but he might as well have been. Mr. Sanders’s speech was replete with the kind of to-the-barricades flourishes that have long been part of Mr. Brown’s campaign language. “The political establishment is getting nervous,” Mr. Sanders said. “The corporate establishment is getting nervous. And they should be nervous. Because real change is coming.” As the Democratic presidential primary...
  • Senior Sen. Inouye told Kirsten Gillibrand he liked his girls 'chubby,' report says

    09/22/2014 10:59:06 AM PDT · by Menehune56 · 29 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 9/22/2014 | Dylan Stableford
    The senior senator who once told New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand not to lose "too much weight" because he liked his girls "chubby" was the late Hawaii Sen. Daniel K. Inouye, the New York Times reports. In a memoir published earlier this month, Gillibrand revealed that some of her male colleagues in Congress felt free to comment about her weight. “Don’t lose too much weight now," one "of my favorite older members of the Senate" told her, squeezing her waist. "I like my girls chubby!”
  • The Press Conference Republican Voters Have Wanted to See for Years

    05/31/2016 12:20:22 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 101 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 5-31-2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Well, that's what you've all wanted. That's what everybody's been asking for I don't know how long. That was a press conference. That was a press conference. That was the kind of press conference Republicans voters have been dying to see for who knows how many years. Greetings, my friends. Great to have you here, and great to be back. A short busy broadcast week. Rush Limbaugh back at it. It is 800-282-2882 if you want to be on the program; the email address, ElRushbo@eibnet.com. Say what you will about Donald Trump -- how many years have...
  • Is This the West’s Weimar Moment?

    05/31/2016 8:06:01 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 14 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 5/31/2016 | Jochen Bittner
    Hamburg, Germany — WE Germans can never escape the trauma of our recent history. That has rarely been clearer than today, as we look around our Continent and across the Atlantic. There are almost too many differences to mention between what happened in the 1930s over here and what is going on today. And it goes without saying that Donald J. Trump and Austria’s Norbert Hofer are not Adolf Hitler. Still, Germany’s slide into a popular embrace of authoritarianism in the 1930s offers a frame for understanding how liberal democracies can suddenly turn toward anti-liberalism. Setting aside debate about whether...
  • Trump Not Fake Enough!

    05/29/2016 10:05:19 AM PDT · by OddLane · 22 replies
    Kausfiles ^ | May 29, 2016 | Mickey Kaus
    he NYT says “Donald Trump’s Campaign Stumbles As it Tries to Go Big.” Evidence of the stumbling? 1) Trump met with “dozens of female chief executives and entrepreneurs” last week but “never publicized” it! Instead of putting out this staged campaign news, Trump put out real news (that he’d fired political director RIck Wiley, the man who crash-landed Scott Walker’s campaign.) 2) Trump only has one communications aide. One! Why, Hillary has “a press team of more than a dozen, including people devoted solely to the news media for black and Hispanic audiences”! 3) Trump hasn’t yet violated the spirit...
  • 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.
  • 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,...
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • EgyptAir Was Aware of Threats to Security, Including One Scribbled on Plane

    05/22/2016 5:39:02 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies
    New York Times ^ | MAY 21, 2016 | DECLAN WALSH, NOUR YOUSSEF and KAREEM FAHIMMAY
    CAIRO — In an eerie coincidence, the EgyptAir jetliner that plunged into the Mediterranean on Thursday was once the target of political vandals who wrote in Arabic on its underside, “We will bring this plane down.” Three EgyptAir security officials said the threatening graffiti, which appeared about two years ago, had been the work of aviation workers at Cairo Airport. Playing on the phonetic similarity between the last two letters in the plane’s registration, SU-GCC, and the surname of Egypt’s president, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, some workers also wrote “traitor” and “murderer.”
  • Key G.O.P. Donors Still Deeply Resist Donald Trump’s Candidacy

    05/21/2016 10:19:49 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 33 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 21 2016 | JONATHAN MARTIN and ALEXANDER BURNS
    A powerful array of the Republican Party’s largest financial backers remains deeply resistant to Donald J. Trump’s presidential candidacy, forming a wall of opposition that could make it exceedingly difficult for him to meet his goal of raising $1 billion before the November election. Interviews and emails with more than 50 of the Republican Party’s largest donors, or their representatives, revealed a measure of contempt and distrust toward their own party’s nominee that is unheard of in modern presidential politics. More than a dozen of the party’s most reliable individual contributors and wealthy families indicated that they would not give...
  • Soros-Backed Group that Helped Sell Iran Nuclear Deal Funds Media, DC Think Tanks

    05/20/2016 9:06:22 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 13 replies
    BREITBART ^ | 20 May 2016 | Aaron Klein
    TEL AVIV – A group that advocates a nuclear-free world and was identified earlier this month by the White House as central in helping to market the Iran nuclear deal to the news media has funded National Public Radio since 2005, an Associated Press investigation has revealed. Think tanks funded by the Ploughshares Fund include the Arms Control Association, Brookings Institution, and the Atlantic Council, the AP reported. Unmentioned by the AP is that the Ploughshares Fund is financed by billionaire GEORGE SOROS' OPEN SOCIETY INSTITUTE. The involvement of Ploughshares in selling the Iran agreement to the public was revealed...
  • The Real O'neals: A real washout

    05/21/2016 10:41:01 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 16 replies
    Mainestategop ^ | Brian Ball
    Hey everyone been taking a break for awhile and I wanted to talk about a new TV show that really isn't that new its been around for awhile and I only recently began to watch some of it at the behest of my Catholic friends. They asked me to write about it and give my take on it because this show is Anti-catholic and irreverent. Also the main character is a queer. The writer is New York Times columnist and comedian Dan Savage, an Irish ex-Catholic homosexual liberal. Savage's articles are generally crap. Attacks on Christians, particularly catholics, attacks on...
  • Russia Urges Joint Action With US Against Syria's Al-Qaida

    05/20/2016 1:55:40 PM PDT · by Innovative · 21 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 20, 2016 | AP
    The Russian defense minister proposed on Friday that Russia and the U.S.-led coalition launch joint action against al-Qaida's branch in Syria, known as the Nusra Front. A spokesman for the U.S. State Department said no agreement on such action has been made with Russia. Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that Moscow had proposed to Washington that the coalition call on all factions eager to abide by a cease-fire in Syria to leave the areas where the al-Qaida branch is active by May 25. Then Russia and the U.S.-led coalition could conduct joint strikes against the Nusra Front and any other...
  • What Would It Take for Donald Trump to Deport 11 Million and Build a Wall?

    05/20/2016 8:39:08 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 145 replies
    The New York Times ^ | MAY 19, 2016 | JULIA PRESTON, ALAN RAPPEPORT and MATT RICHTEL
    He has said that the wall would be built from precast concrete and steel and that it could be 50 feet tall, if not higher. After calling for it to extend across the entire 2,000-mile southern border, he more recently said half that length could be sufficient because of natural barriers. He has pegged the cost at $4 billion to $12 billion, most recently settling on around $10b. Some see that as low. “There’s a lot of logistics involved in this, and I don’t know how thoroughly they’ve thought it out,” said Todd Sternfeld, chief executive of Superior Concrete, a...
  • White House snubs Chaffetz, refuses to let aide testify after controversial Iran remarks

    05/16/2016 4:01:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/16/16 | Fox news
    remarks Published May 16, 2016 FoxNews.com Facebook117 Twitter335 livefyre1070 Email Print Now Playing White House defends Iran deal in wake of Rhodes profile Never autoplay videos The White House confirmed Monday that Obama adviser Ben Rhodes will not be allowed to testify before House lawmakers on the Iran nuclear deal, after a last-ditch attempt by Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz to pry the controversial aide loose for the hearing. Chaffetz and the White House have been engaged in an escalating feud, all on the heels of a New York Times Magazine piece where Rhodes was quoted boasting about the administration’s success...
  • Ivanka Trump "bothered" by NYT story on her father (fires back in CBS interview)

    05/18/2016 8:39:00 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 30 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 18, 2016, 7:05 AM
    She spoke to Norah O'Donnell at Trump Tower, pushing back against latest accusations
  • Ivanka Trump responds to "disturbing" accusations about her father

    05/18/2016 6:30:06 AM PDT · by McGruff · 37 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 18, 2016
    The New York Times' front-page exposé of Donald Trump's comments and alleged behavior toward women has brought new scrutiny in recent days, but one powerful woman is standing up for him. Speaking both "in the capacity as a daughter and... as an executive who's worked alongside of him" for over a decade, Ivanka Trump defended her father, calling the latest accusations "disturbing," reports "CBS This Morning" co-host Norah O'Donnell. Ivanka Trump dismissed the charges, claiming that facts had been created to "reinforce" a "strong thesis" and that the facts would eventually "speak for themselves."
  • Sen. Cotton: White House Says One Thing In Classified Briefings, Another Thing To Public

    05/17/2016 4:23:20 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5/17/16 | Steve Guest
    Sen. Tom Cotton ?79% alleged Tuesday that President Barack Obama’s administration officials say one thing in classified briefings with members of Congress and another thing in public to the American people. “It’s time that the administration came clean and told the American people exactly what they tell Congress in a classified setting,” Cotton insisted. Appearing on the Hugh Hewitt Show on Tuesday, Cotton said that he “became public enemy number one at the White House… because I’m telling the truth about the Iran deal.” On Monday, during the White House press briefing, press secretary Josh Earnest claimed that Cotton “time
  • New York Times getting nervous polls that show Hillary leading might be wrong

    05/17/2016 2:54:33 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 52 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/17/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Gray Lady losing confidence in horrible, corrupt, shrill, dishonest, inept lady. Look, I don’t blame the New York Times one bit. If I was in the tank for a candidate as inept as Hillary Clinton, I’d be nervous too. It’s bad enough that she might lose. Anyone who looks at Hillary honestly can see what a horrible candidate she is. Of course she might lose. But how bad would it be if she lost to Donald Trump, even after the media did everything it could to paint him as some sort of a cross between Hitler, Gordon Gekko and Alfred...
  • Earnest: Wouldn't Be 'Fair' for Rhodes to Testify Before GOPs 'Who Lied About Iran Deal'

    05/17/2016 4:53:48 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 18 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 5-16-2016 | Bridget Johnson
    WASHINGTON -- The White House said Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes will not be testifying at a Tuesday House hearing because it's not "a fair deal for people who lied about the Iran deal to question the person that told the truth," in the words of press secretary Josh Earnest. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee called the hearing on the White House's messaging surrounding the Iran nuclear deal after a New York Times article detailed how Rhodes helmed the effort to spin the deal to sell it to Congress and the American public. (snip) "The truth is,...
  • WH: The GOP Lied About the Iran Deal, So Our Embattled Spinmeister Won't Testify

    05/17/2016 4:45:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 16, 2016 | Guy Benson
    White House Spokesman Josh Earnest repeatedly ducked questions about whether presidential national security adviser Ben Rhodes should testify before a Congressional committee hearing exploring the controversial Iran nuclear deal on Tuesday, instead asserting that Rhodes is the one who told the truth about the agreement, whereas multiple Republicans repeatedly issued false statements on the subject. Rhodes has come under fire after the New York Times published a profile piece in which President Obama's 39-year-old "mind meld" confidante on foreign affairs -- an "aspiring novelist" who holds academic degrees in political science, English and creative writing -- boasts of actively manipulating America's...
  • Rhodes won't show: White House raises 'constitutional concerns'

    05/16/2016 7:35:33 PM PDT · by Roos_Girl · 28 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 16, 2016 | Pete Kasperowicz
    The White House told the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Monday that Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes won't be testifying on Tuesday about his controversial comments on the Iran deal. In a letter to Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, Neil Eggleston, counsel to President Obama, said it would raise "constitutional concerns" if Rhodes were to testify. He also said Congress has been consulted enough. "While the administration will continue to consult closely with Congress on this important matter, testimony by one of the most senior advisers to the president raises significant constitutional concerns rooted in the separation of...
  • Senators Demand Obama Fire Top Aide for Iran Deal Deception

    05/16/2016 6:16:28 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 25 replies
    freebeacon ^ | May 16, 2016 | Adam Kredo
    Leading members of Congress are calling on President Barack Obama to fire one of his top advisers amid a deepening scandal over accusations the White House intentionally misled lawmakers and the American public about the contents of last summer’s comprehensive nuclear agreement with Iran, according to a letter sent Monday to Obama and obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. The lawmakers are pressing Obama to fire deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes following revelations he and other officials “spearheaded the charge to mislead elected lawmakers and the American people about the Iran nuclear deal and the negotiations that led to...