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  • Tim Kaine Addresses Crowd in Spanish, Promises Amnesty Plan ‘In the First 100 Days’ in Office

    07/23/2016 3:30:57 PM PDT · by maggief · 69 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 23, 2016 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) was officially announced as Hillary Clinton’s running mate in Miami this afternoon as she introduced him as a “progressive who likes to get things done.” “Hey, guys. Thank you!” he said as he took the podium, before immediately launching into a message in Spanish. Kaine repeatedly referred to his missionary work in Honduras, where he learned to speak fluent Spanish. (snip) “In our administration in the first 100 days we’ll put forward a comprehensive immigration reform package that includes a path to citizenship,” he shouted.
  • Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation to Exempt Sales and Use Taxes on Feminine Hygiene Products

    07/23/2016 7:45:33 AM PDT · by Kudsman · 33 replies
    New York State ^ | 7/21/16 | New York State
    TOP Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation to Exempt... SHARE Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed legislation that eliminates sales tax on feminine hygiene products. The bill (A.7555-A/S.7838) exempts these products from local and State sales tax. “This is a regressive tax on essential products that women have had to pay for far too long and lifting it is a matter of social and economic justice,” Governor Cuomo said. “I commend Assemblywoman Rosenthal and Senator Serino on their strong advocacy and for hard work in passing this important legislation.” Feminine hygiene products have been taxable since the state sales tax was first...
  • Mayor de Blasio and wife defend Black Lives Matter movement

    07/11/2016 8:05:43 AM PDT · by EinNYC · 22 replies
    NY PostHB ^ | July 11, 2016 | David K. Li
    Mayor de Blasio and wife Chirlane McCray called the Black Lives Matter movement a “force for good” that has changed the “national discussion,” as the pair defended the group on Monday from criticisms by Police Commissioner Bill Bratton, who blasted it as too intent on protesting against cops rather than engaging in productive dialogue.
  • Sheriff Clarke SLAMS Hillary’s Pandering To Black Church In EPIC Way!

    07/09/2016 4:36:17 AM PDT · by WayneDupreeShow · 36 replies
    Newsninja2012 ^ | 7-9-16 | Wayne Dupre
    On Friday, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton pandered to a black congregation after the killing of two black men on Thursday. Clinton told the members that white people needed to listen to black people more. Clinton has been pandering to the black community for years, resulting in nothing but unfulfilled promises and continued lies. Sheriff Clarke also spoke on Black Lives Matter, Jesse Jackson and said White America needs to fight back against the Black Lives Matter false narrative to help fix things in this country. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUkS8eMPZvQDon’t forget to follow the Wayne Dupree Show on Facebook, Google Plus, & Twitter. You can...
  • Clinton Adopts Key Piece of Sanders Student Debt Plan (Free college for most)

    07/06/2016 9:38:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    NBC News ^ | July 6, 2016 | Alex Seitz-Wald
    Extending an olive branch to Bernie Sanders and his supporters, Hillary Clinton on Wednesday will announce a plan to make in-state public colleges and universities free for students from families who make less than $125,000 a year. Sanders made free in-state tuition a core plank of his campaign for the Democratic nomination, and Clinton and Sanders discussed the issue in their meeting last month, according to a Clinton aide. Clinton often mocked that plan from Sanders during the primary, saying she didn't want taxpayers to pay for Donald Trump's kids' education. Her plan includes an income cap Sanders' did not....
  • Pandering Polly! Hillary Clinton: White Terrorism Is On Same Level As ISIS

    06/20/2016 5:34:42 AM PDT · by WayneDupreeShow · 33 replies
    Newsninja2012 ^ | 6-20-16 | Wayne Dupree
    I wrote a piece a while ago about Barack Obama being mentally ill because of the fatal decisions he makes for this country's future and how he comes to conclusions to make them. Well, after you watch the video below, you'll see a woman who got so lost in the question, she needed a search and rescue team to find her. Democratic presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton isn't the smartest cookie in Washington, DC but then again everyone knows this. When she speaks, she had 4-5 hot words she has to say during her speeches to get an applause and keep her...
  • After Cutting Military Healthcare, Obama Calls for "Good Healthcare" for Vets

    05/31/2016 9:46:44 AM PDT · by detective · 20 replies
    Frontpage ^ | May 30, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Obama decided to commemorate Memorial Day (after denouncing the US military from Vietnam to Japan) by calling for "good healthcare" for veterans. President Obama called for veterans to receive better healthcare and good-paying jobs during a Memorial Day speech at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. “We have to be there not only when we need them, but when they need us,” Obama told the crowd of survivors who have lost loved ones in battle.
  • Trump aide on VP: Picking a woman, minority 'would be viewed as pandering'

    05/26/2016 6:09:24 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 34 replies
    kcci.com/CNN ^ | David Wright CNN
    Paul Manafort, a top aide to Donald Trump, said the presumptive Republican nominee is unlikely to pick a woman or minority for the position because "that would be viewed as pandering, I think." In a lengthy interview with the Huffington Post, Manafort also said Trump's selection needs to be well-seasoned in politics. "He needs an experienced person to do the part of the job he doesn't want to do. He sees himself more as the chairman of the board, than even the CEO, let alone the COO," Manafort said. The veteran political operative suggested that the highly anticipated choice should...
  • Ted Cruz Attacks Trump Over Support For Transgender Men "Pretending" To Be Women

    04/22/2016 11:51:18 AM PDT · by Mariner · 158 replies
    Real Clear Polirtics ^ | April 22nd, 2016 | By Tim Hains
    Ted Cruz's campaign produced and released this attack ad overnight, after Donald Trump came out in favor of allowing transgender people to use the bathroom of their choice, rather than the bathroom corresponding to their birth. The Cruz campaign has seized on this issue as a clear indicator that Donald Trump is "not a conservative." "Leave it the way it is," Trump said. "There have been very few problems." "Should a grown man pretending to be a woman be allowed to use the women's restroom?" asks the Cruz campaign, calling the bathroom issue "PC Nonsense that is destroying America." "North...
  • [1 Min Preview of ABC News Clip] Trump to Pittsburgh: 'We Are Going to Bring Back Your Coal Industr

    04/14/2016 1:31:35 PM PDT · by ifinnegan · 160 replies
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    Donald Trump states in Pittsburgh he will bring back Pittsburgh's coal industry, clean coal. And also he will bring back Pittsburgh's steel industry.
  • Hillary Clinton's love of hot sauce is not political pandering

    04/19/2016 4:05:29 AM PDT · by Marcus · 23 replies
    Blasting News ^ | April 19, 2016 | Mark R. Whittington
    When Hillary Clinton revealed that she carries a bottle of hot sauce in her purse, some understandably speculated that she was pandering. Beyoncé, after all, made a reference to hot sauce in her latest single “Formation.” But, as Time Magazine suggests, the revelation is a very rare example of authenticity coming from the former secretary of state
  • Hillary Clinton Tells Black Radio Host She Carries Hot Sauce In Her Purse

    04/18/2016 9:16:58 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 71 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | April 18, 2016 | Kaitlan Collins
    During an interview with "The Breakfast Club" Monday morning, Angela Yee asked the Democratic candidate what she always has in her purse. "Hot sauce," Clinton answered. "Yeah." "Now listen, I want you to know that people are going to see this and say, 'She's pandering to black people,'" Charlamagne Tha God told Clinton.
  • WATCH: Clinton boogies to Latin music in N.Y.

    04/17/2016 10:53:17 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 15 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 17, 2016 | Daniel Chaitin
    An ebullient Hillary Clinton danced to latin music with New York officials while campaigning in New York City's heavily Dominican Washington Heights neighborhood on Sunday. After joining Rep. Charlie Rangel, who represents the area in Congress, at a block party, Clinton busted a few moves on stage with State Sen. Adriano Espaillat and State Assemblyman Keith Wright, CNN reported.
  • In meeting with Orthodox, Donald Trump reveals Israel advisers: His Jewish lawyers

    04/15/2016 4:30:45 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 17 replies
    Jerusalem Post (jpost.com) ^ | 2016 April 15 | Uriel Heilman
    There were a few things Donald Trump made clear when he met Thursday with a select group of Jewish reporters, almost all of them Orthodox, at his corporate offices in Manhattan. Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly was the one who initiated Wednesday's one-on-one powwow with Trump to mend fences, not him. He's a great friend of Israel. He has many Orthodox Jewish friends, including his chief lawyer, Jason D. Greenblatt. And he considers himself a very loyal boss. But in a 20-minute question-and-answer session that touched on religious liberty in the workplace, US foreign policy in the Middle East and...
  • Texas Sen. Ted Cruz: Hispanics Don't Beg Or Panhandle [2013]

    03/01/2016 1:39:41 AM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 50 replies
    houstonpublicmedia.org/ ^ | August 20, 2013 | Carrie Feibel
    The comments came during a speech Cruz gave Tuesday morning in Houston. Cruz was speaking at a breakfast event held by the Houston Realty Business Coalition at The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa. (SNIP) “And I’ll tell you I don’t think I’ve ever seen a Hispanic panhandler,” Cruz continued. “Now why is that? Because in our community it would be viewed as shameful to be out there on the street begging. Now you want work on your house? You’ll see men and women lining up to work their fingers to the bone to provide for their kids to put food...
  • Sanders: I've been made an honorary woman by Gloria Steinem, you know

    02/19/2016 5:43:35 PM PST · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | February 19, 2016 | ED MORRISEY
    The hugs from John Kasich and even Hillary Clinton offered a small bit of authentic humanity to relentlessly packaged presidential campaigns. However, this grab at ersatz identity in the middle of the MSNBC townhall last night by Bernie Sanders exposes the more mundane lack of authenticity seen on the trail. When asked by a woman how “a white male” like Sanders could understand the “intersectional identities” faced by minorities, Sanders responded that he’s actually an honorary woman. Ohhhhhhhhhhh-kay:"Gloria Steinem once made me an honorary woman many...Transcript included for full context: UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Good evening. Thank you, Senator Bernie Sanders. My...
  • White Lady with $650K Speaking Fee Wants Black Americans to Know She's Down with Their Struggle

    02/17/2016 6:31:41 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 23 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 2/16 | Stephen Kruiser
    In a high-profile speech in Harlem on Tuesday, Hillary Clinton is expected to address the issue of systemic racism, and offer solutions for how to break down the barriers that hold back African American families. The speech is part of Clinton’s effort in recent days— as she closes in on the South Carolina primary and turns her attention toward more diverse March states — to show that she views racism and discrimination as stand-alone problems in American in need of their own solutions. Her approach appears designed to highlight the contrast with her chief rival Bernie Sanders, who so far...
  • Live Thread Democrat Debate on PBS (keep your enemies close)

    02/11/2016 6:05:32 PM PST · by Yaelle · 264 replies
    PBS ^ | 02/11/16 | Self
    Anyone have strong enough stomach and information junkie brain to dare watch with me?
  • Delaware Governor signs resolution apologizing for slavery; didn’t slavery end over 150 years ago?

    02/11/2016 12:07:54 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 51 replies
    ABC News ^ | Randal Chase
    Gov. Jack Markell signed a resolution Wednesday apologizing for Delaware's role in slavery and wrongs committed against blacks during the Jim Crow era. Calling slavery an "egregious sin," Markell said it cannot be separated from the challenges facing modern America in ensuring that everyone has an opportunity to pursue his or her potential. "A candid acknowledgment and acceptance of our past is the only way to understand our present and to take full responsibility for our future," he said. Along with signing the resolution, which was passed by state lawmakers last month, Markell presented a proclamation recognizing African American History...
  • Hillary Clinton To Campaign With The Mothers Of Trayvon Martin And Eric Garner

    02/10/2016 6:07:21 PM PST · by Zakeet · 53 replies
    Fader ^ | February 10, 2016 | Noah Yoo
    Sources say she will hone her message on systematic racism and criminal justice reform. Senator Bernie Sanders won the New Hampshire primary last night, beating out Hillary Clinton with almost 60% of the vote. According to a report from Politico this morning, the loss is causing the Clinton campaign to re-focus their attention on racial injustice and criminal justice reform. In addition, Clinton will be hitting the campaign trail with Sybrina Fulton and Gwen Carr, who are the mothers of Trayvon Martin and Eric Garner respectively. Both Fulton and Carr endorsed Clinton last month, citing their faith in Hillary's stance...
  • When Being Pro-Life Didn't Make You a Republican

    01/24/2016 6:06:05 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | 11/23/15 | Robert Tracy McKenzie
    Historians have a favorite saying: "The past is like a foreign country." When we travel there, we meet people who think and act very differently. We return home with a new perspective, recognizing how much we take for granted, how much is far from inevitable. For a powerful illustration of this truth, look no further than Daniel K. Williams's masterful new book, Defenders of the Unborn: The Pro-Life Movement before Roe v. Wade (Oxford University Press). When readers turn the final page, they may feel like they have visited not just a different country, but a different universe.
  • Trump calls for higher ethanol mandate

    01/19/2016 12:47:48 PM PST · by Nervous Tick · 359 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/19/2016 | Timothy Kama
    Donald Trump said Tuesday that federal regulators should increase the amount of ethanol blended into the nation’s gasoline supply. Speaking at an event hosted by the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association, Trump, a real estate mogul and the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination, said the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ought to follow the ethanol volumes Congress set in 2007. “The EPA should ensure that biofuel ... blend levels match the statutory level set by Congress under the [renewable fuel standard],” Trump said. The mandate is popular in Iowa, which hosts the nation's first caucuses.
  • Watch Hillary Clinton Set White People Back 100 Years With Cringe-Worthy Dance Moves [Video]

    01/12/2016 7:41:29 AM PST · by Zakeet · 15 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | January 11, 2016 | Christian Datoc
    Hillary Clinton tries very hard to convince people she isn't 68 years old. Case in point, the Democratic presidential front-runner appeared on "Ellen" Monday morning and hit a particularly cringe-worthy version of the "Dab," the new dance popular with NFL players and eleven-year-olds across the country.
  • Washington State bathroom bill obliterates men’s and women’s rooms

    01/08/2016 12:41:24 PM PST · by wagglebee · 45 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/8/16 | Lisa Bourne
    OLYMPIA, Washington, January 8, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Washington State will now require public buildings, including schools, to allow individuals to use bathrooms and locker rooms of the opposite sex. Having taken effect on December 26, the transgender bathroom rule was created by the State Human Rights Commission and has been in the works since 2012. It eliminates a previous separate standard for schools, which allowed them to look at locker room use for transgender students on a case-by-case basis. Human Rights Commission executive director Sharon Ortiz, along with ACLU staff attorney Margaret Chen, said the rule clarifies law that previously...
  • Cruz to kill Iran nuclear deal, move embassy to Jerusalem on first day as president

    12/29/2015 9:07:27 AM PST · by Isara · 155 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/29/15 | Paul Bedard
    Surging Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz is laying out what would be the most aggressive first day in office ever for a new president, starting with the elimination of "every single illegal and unconstitutional" executive action taken by President Obama.In an epilogue to his father Rafael Cruz's upcoming autobiography, the Texas senator also said that he would rip up Obama's controversial deal with Iran, open an investigation into Planned Parenthood's abortion practice, end the IRS's "persecution of religious liberty," and shift the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem."All of that is on day one. It is an example of...
  • Trump: As president, I will mandate the death penalty for anyone who kills a police officer

    12/11/2015 11:28:14 AM PST · by BAW · 104 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 12/11/2015 | Allahpundit
    From last night's speech to the New England Police Benevolent Association, which voted to endorse him. Rarely can you tell whether a new Trump policy idea was gamed out beforehand or just something he came up with on the fly while in front of a mic, and this is no exception. His advisor, Dan Scavino, tweeted it out after Trump said it, though, so if it wasn't official campaign policy before, I guess it is now. Is it worth critiquing this? Krauthammer’s ready to give up on arguing against Trump policies, partly because they're all obviously political panders rather than...
  • Surge of illegal children, families accelerates

    10/23/2015 6:58:27 PM PDT · by 100American · 7 replies
    http://www.washingtontimes.com/ ^ | Wednesday, October 21, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/oct/21/surge-illegal-children-families-accelerates/ Border Patrol officials in Washington blamed violence and poor economic conditions in Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras for pushing illegal immigrants to flee their homes and head north, but agents on the ground said the problem is lax U.S. enforcement, which entices migrants to make the dangerous journey, assured that they will be allowed in the U.S. rather than turned away at the border. “We’re talking about the rule of law in other countries; we’re not enforcing the rule of law in this country,” Chris Cabrera, an official with the National Border Patrol Council, the labor union for line...
  • OBAMA DEFENDS BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT

    10/23/2015 9:46:13 AM PDT · by 100American · 45 replies
    ap.org ^ | Oct 22, 5:51 PM EDT | DARLENE SUPERVILLE
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Defending the Black Lives Matter movement, President Barack Obama said Thursday the protests are giving voice to a problem happening only in African-American communities, adding, "We, as a society, particularly given our history, have to take this seriously." Obama said the movement, which sprung up after the deaths of unarmed black men in Florida, Missouri and elsewhere, quickly came to be viewed as being opposed to police and suggesting that other people's lives don't matter. Opponents have countered that "all lives matter."
  • Hillary tells Black Lives Matter she’ll end private prisons

    10/09/2015 2:35:34 PM PDT · by PROCON · 22 replies
    thehill.com ^ | Oct. 9, 2015 | Bradford Richardson
    Hillary Clinton reportedly told leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement on Friday she will get rid of private prisons. The meeting with Black Lives Matter comes a day after Clinton was heckled by a protester at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute gala over her ties to the private prison lobby. The former first lady spoke with activists for 90 minutes in Washington, D.C., and discussed the policies she will promote in her yet-to-be-released racial justice platform. Activist Deray McKesson, who was in the meeting, said on MSNBC’s “Live with Thomas Roberts” that Clinton "did come out and say she...
  • Marco Rubio’s Black Lives Matter commentary is suddenly relevant, for some reason

    10/04/2015 9:07:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | October 3, 2015 | Janell Ross
    There’s a kind of narrative that tends to develop about every candidate for president. Donald Trump is a braggart willing to mercilessly criticize anyone who dares to criticize him. Ben Carson’s patrician, maybe even laconic public speaking style camouflages his controversial -- even incendiary -- ideas. Former Florida governor Jeb Bush is a well-funded and cerebral but socially awkward WASP. And Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), the boy wonder, has purchased real estate in the safest and most carefully staged campaign zip codes, biding his time for when Trump flames out. You’ll note that beyond perhaps Trump, not one of the...
  • Paul’s Pandering, and His Attack on Cruz

    09/30/2015 8:06:46 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 15 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 9-30-2015 | Daniel Horowitz
    Does Rand Paul believe the road to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is paved with endless pandering? At a time when GOP leaders, led by Mitch McConnell, are engaging in the ultimate betrayal and funding Planned Parenthood and all their butchery, Rand Paul is training his fire on….Ted Cruz! He lashed out at the senator from Texas, predicting that he’s “done for in the Senate.” He seemed particularly perturbed by Cruz calling McConnell a liar, even though the senior senator from Kentucky indeed engaged in one of the most verifiable and public acts of lying earlier this year. Sadly, the negativity Rand...
  • Pope Francis Greets Family of Syrian Refugees Welcomed By the Vatican (Catholic Caucus)

    09/19/2015 12:38:53 PM PDT · by NYer · 126 replies
    The family of Syrian refugees being hosted by the Vatican parish of Santa Anna had the opportunity to thank Pope Francis in person for his hospitality, the Vatican reported. Their Saturday morning visit came shortly before the Holy Father departed for Cuba and the United States.The family, consisting of mother, father and two children, are members of the Greek Catholic Melkite Church in Damascus. They fled the war in their country and are living in an apartment belonging to the Vatican in the vicinity of St. Peter’s Basilica. They have already asked for international asylum.On Saturday, they were accompanied by the Pontifical...
  • Obama to rename nation’s highest mountain

    08/30/2015 2:40:46 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 90 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 30, 2015 | Timothy Cama -
    President Obama on Monday will announce a plan to rename Alaska’s Mount McKinley to Denali, the name that nearby natives have long used. By taking action to officially name the 20,000-foot peak Denali, Obama will take the Alaskan Natives side in a dispute that has stretched on for more than a century. “Generally believed to be central to the Athabascan creation story, Denali is a site of significant cultural importance to many Alaska Natives,” the White House said in a Sunday fact sheet. “The name ‘Denali’ has been used for many years and is widely used across the state today.”...
  • Jeb Bush calls for financial help for Puerto Rico

    07/27/2015 7:48:26 PM PDT · by House Atreides · 25 replies
    Orlando Sentinal ^ | July 27, 2015 | Scott Powers
    On his first official foray into Central Florida as a presidential candidate, Jeb Bush called Monday for debt relief for Puerto Rico, while declaring himself the positive Republican choice for the nation's top job. Speaking to about 75 mostly Puerto Rican religious leaders in east Orange County, Florida's former governor said the island's financial crisis must be addressed. "I think we ought to have structured recasting of their debt and structured recasting of their social obligations," Bush said.
  • Walmart Will Stop Selling Confederate Flag Merchandise

    06/22/2015 5:54:40 PM PDT · by markomalley · 63 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 6/22/15 | Josh Feldman
    After days of dancing around the matter, a score of South Carolina legislators (including the governor and both of its senators) stood united to say the Confederate flag should be removed from the state capitol.The controversy over the flag renewed after pictures were uncovered of the Charleston church shooter having a Confederate flag license plate. People have argued the kind of hate the flag represents has no place in modern America.Well, now Walmart is taking action too. According to CNN, the retail giant will no longer sell any merchandise with Confederate flags on them.A spokesperson explained, “We never want to...
  • This Is How Jeb Bush Plans To Reach Out To Latino Voters

    06/17/2015 7:01:28 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 13 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 6/16/15 | Adrian Carrasquillo
    “It will be as big or bigger than anybody else in this election, Democrat or Republican,” Hispanic outreach director Jose Mallea told BuzzFeed News. A laser focus on getting Latino voters to meet and get to know Jeb Bush and his family. Jeb Bush was loose before his campaign kickoff event Monday in Miami, joking around backstage and letting loose a dirty word in Spanish, a “colloquial street Miami thing,” said Jose Mallea, Bush’s hire for connecting with Hispanic voters. “I don’t want to repeat it, it was a curse word,” he said in a phone interview. That wasn’t all,...
  • Hillary Clinton Mimics Accents — But So Do You, Probably

    06/06/2015 2:46:41 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 65 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | June 6, 2015 | Melissa Dahl
    Recently, Hillary Clinton made what was ostensibly an ordinary campaign stop in Columbia, South Carolina. Or, perhaps I should say — as Clinton herself did at one point — South Carolahnah. Clinton, as a few reporters immediately noted, at some points during her speech slipped into the faintest hints of a Southern accent; you can mostly hear it in the softening of the vowel i: retirement became retahrment, I sounded more like Ah. Here's a short clip from her appearance: [clip] Clinton is far from the only politician to be accused of putting on a fake accent in order to...
  • Hillary Clinton plays to raucous but HALF-EMPTY arena at black university as she claims opponents...

    06/05/2015 1:20:46 AM PDT · by Libloather · 37 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/04/15 | David Martosko
    Hillary Clinton plays to raucous but HALF-EMPTY arena at black university as she claims opponents want to 'disempower and disenfranchise people of color' Hillary Clinton closed a three-day campaign fundraising swing through Texas and New Mexico on Thursday with a rare public appearance at Texas Southern University in Houston and a stemwinder on voting rights. She took no questions and spoke with no reporters, but angrily complained that Texas voters can present their concealed-carry gun permits as a voter ID, but not their college student identification cards. Clinton was received with wild applause at the historically black college, but organizers...
  • Hillary Rodham Romney

    05/08/2015 3:46:59 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 12 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | May 8, 2015 | Matthew Continetti
    Hillary Clinton is moving so quickly to the left that it’s hard to keep up. Her aides are telling the New York Times she wants to “topple” the One Percent, she’s pledging solidarity with union bosses over lunch meetings at Mario Batali restaurants in Midtown, she supports a constitutional amendment to suppress political speech, she’s down with a right to same-sex marriage, she’s ambivalent over the Keystone Pipeline and the Trans-Pacific Partnership, she’s calling for an end to the “era of mass incarceration,” she wants to go “further” than President Obama’s illegal executive amnesty. It’s called pandering, but the press...
  • Obama: ‘Young People’ Like Trayvon Martin ‘Just as Talented as Me’

    05/04/2015 2:05:48 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 69 replies
    Grabien ^ | May 4, 2015
    BARACK OBAMA: "That's why we've invested in ideas from support for new moms to summer jobs for young people, to helping more young people afford a college education. [Snip] "In every community in America there are young people with incredible drive and talent. ... They are just as talented as me. Just as smart."* *And they're called morons! Note to Admin Moderator: I felt that it was necessary to add this footnote to the excerpt to make Obama's comment more accurate.
  • Top Obama Official: Reading Koran Reminds Me of “Quintessentially American Values”

    03/26/2015 4:20:30 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 49 replies
    gateway pundit ^ | march 24, 2015 | jim hoft
    Obama Department of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson told the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) that reading the Koran reminds him of “quintessentially American values.”
  • Obama International Airport? Emanuel floats idea of renaming O'Hare, Midway

    03/26/2015 2:51:16 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 39 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | March 25, 2015 | Bill Ruthhart
    Could Mayor Rahm Emanuel be thinking about renaming Chicago’s airports, perhaps after President Barack Obama? Emanuel brought up the airports' names during a candidate forum Wednesday night at Chicago State University. The topic came up as the mayor fielded a question on why he quickly proposed, then abandoned efforts to name a new North Side high school after Obama and the South Side’s Stony Island Parkway after the late Arthur Brazier, a revered African-American civic leader who founded the Woodlawn Organization and was pastor of the Apostolic Church of God for 48 years. "We have to, in some way, whether...
  • [Jeb] Bush touting conservative policies to aid middle class

    02/04/2015 11:59:10 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 4, 2015 2:08 PM EST | Thomas Beaumont
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is to deliver what aides call an “optimistic, conservative vision for the future” in his first unpaid speech since declaring his interest in a bid for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. […] Wednesday’s speech is the first in a series of stops his aides call his “Right to Rise” tour, borrowing from his economic mantra and the name of the political action committee he formed in December. Bush’s speech, aides said, is aimed at underscoring his desire to reinvigorate the middle class, which he argues has languished despite the ongoing economic recovery. Conservative economic policies,...
  • Forget ObamaCare, Boehner Wants Congressional Hearings on Garner

    12/05/2014 5:25:29 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 25 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | Daniel Greenfield
    No reason to waste time on crazy stuff like defunding ObamaCare. Let’s pander to the left and the rioters instead. House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday that he hasn’t ruled out holding congressional hearings on the circumstances surrounding the police killing of Eric Garner. “The American people deserve more answers about what really happened here,” the Ohio Republican said, Buzzfeed reported. “And was our system of justice handled properly?” It’s not “our” system John, unless you’re planning to move down to New York City. It’s the New York system of justice and it worked as intended. If you do, maybe...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz, ’16 Presidential Hopeful, Woos New York Jewish Donors – UPDATED

    11/26/2014 12:32:51 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    New York Observer ^ | November 25, 2014 | Ken Kurson
    UPDATE: This story has been updated to reflect the correct location of the meeting between Mr. Cruz and Mr. Adelson, as well as a different characterization of the results of that meeting. Jewish life in New York is dominated by ritual. Holidays. A pastrami reuben on a hero at Katz’s. The reading of holy books in cycles that take a year (the Torah) or seven and a half years (the Talmud). And just as reliably, there’s the ritual of presidential candidates sniffing around for dough right after the midterm elections. That last one got going in earnest yesterday and today,...
  • Misuse of a Grand Jury

    11/17/2014 12:01:59 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 65 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | November 16, 2014 | Rev. Al Sharpton
    It has been over three months since the horrific death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. It has been over three months since Brown's parents and loved ones began awaiting a semblance of justice and closure on this painful chapter in their lives. And it's been over three months since a community started searching for answers and justice after another one of its children died at the hands of police.
  • Rand Paul Visits Ferguson Ahead of Fresh Protests

    10/10/2014 3:36:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | October 10, 2014 | Alex Rogers and Michael Scherer in Ferguson
    Paul is the first potential 2016 contender to visit the city.Sen. Rand Paul met with civil rights leaders Friday in Ferguson, Missouri, the city torn apart by racial unrest following the August shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer. During his visit, the Republican Senator, who is seen as a likely presidential candidate, stated his concerns about long prison sentences for nonviolent crimes, the loss of voting rights for felons and military programs to give unused equipment to local police departments. “I wanted to find out what we could do to make the situation better,” Paul...
  • Newt Gingrich says this is the single most ‘damaging thing the Bush family has done to politics’

    07/23/2014 6:56:28 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 14 replies
    TheBlaze Books ^ | 7/23/2014 | Benjamin Weingarten
    Halper believes that the Clintons’ effort to in effect keep their friends close while turning enemies into friends has been a masterful and hugely overlooked part of the rebuilding of their machine: "What has been little understood in the past decade, from 2001 to the present, is how successfully the Clintons undertook a systematic, comprehensive, and sustained effort to win over leaders in the GOP, especially figures who were once the biggest critics. In return, both Clintons were able to develop a bipartisan, statesmanlike image that had eluded them through eight years in the White House."
  • Obama Makes Surprise Appearance to Kick Off Gay Games

    08/10/2014 2:22:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    The PJ Tatler ^ | August 9, 2014 | Paula Bolyard
    President Obama made a surprise video appearance at the opening ceremonies of the 2014 Gay Games in Cleveland on Saturday. Joining Greg Louganis, Lance Bass, the Pointer Sisters, and Broadway’s Andrea McArdle and Alex Newell in celebrating the event, Obama said, “Since 1982 the Gay Games have given lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender athletes and supporters around the world a chance to come together to compete, celebrate, and inspire others.” President Obama, who is vacationing on Martha’s Vineyard, noted how the country has changed since the games began in 1982. “We’ve also seen America change in that time, even since...
  • Ellison urges Minnesota to aid immigrant children

    07/22/2014 12:17:59 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 18 replies
    SFgate ^ | 7-22-14 | ap
    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota Democratic congressman is leading efforts to bring to the state more unaccompanied children who've fled Central America for the U.S. However, immigration advocates and nonprofit groups that serve refugees are concerned Minnesota might not be able to handle a crush of children who need care and have complex legal issues. Rep. Keith Ellison says Minnesota is as well-equipped as any other state to handle the children. The Democratic congressman has been a leader in the national push for immigration reform. "We have capacity to help here and we should," Ellison said Monday at...