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  • FBI Raids Home Of Biden Campaign Surrogate After Pedophilia, Underage Sex Allegations

    09/16/2020 4:05:18 PM PDT · by montag813 · 21 replies
    24News ^ | 09-16-2020 | Jacob Harding
    by Jacob Harding A campaign surrogate of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is under federal  investigation for soliciting sex with minor boys. Federal agents raided the Illinois home of Jerry Harris, who gained notoriety due to his role in the Netflix documentary Cheer, Monday afternoon as part of a probe into messages sent to minors asking for explicit photos and to meet for sex. The solicitations were flagged for authorities by the 21-year-old's employer. The Biden campaign had been using Harris, who has over a million followers on Instagram, as part of Biden's push to sway young voters and "win...
  • The Left’s Moral Compass Isn’t Broken …

    09/16/2020 3:00:03 PM PDT · by MacNaughton · 41 replies
    Dennis Prager Show ^ | 9/15/2020 | Dennis Prager
    All of my life, I have said that the left’s moral compass is broken. And all of my life, I was wrong. Why I was wrong explains both the left and the moral crisis we are in better than almost any other explanation. I was wrong because in order to have a broken moral compass, you need to have a moral compass to begin with. But the left doesn’t have one. This is not meant as an attack. It is a description of reality. The left regularly acknowledges that it doesn’t think in terms of good and evil. Most of...
  • Bernie Sanders ‘expressing concerns’ Joe Biden’s campaign isn’t progressive enough to energize Democrat base

    09/12/2020 5:47:32 PM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies
    The Sun ^ | 9/12/20 | Lucy Sherriff
    SENATOR Bernie Sanders' has been expressing concerns over Joe Biden's presidential campaign, the Washington Post has reported, and is urging Biden's team to appeal to liberal voters. According to three people familiar with Sanders' private conservations, Sanders has said Biden is at risk of losing the election if he continues to be too centrist. Biden should talk more about health care, economic plans, and should campaign more alongside individuals who are popular with youths, such as Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Sanders has reportedly said. Faiz Shakir, Sanders' campaign manager, released a statement regarding the alleged comments: “Senator Sanders is confident that...
  • California Is Coming for You: Its energy, tax and regulatory failures are the Democrats’ ideal for national policy.

    08/31/2020 2:09:28 PM PDT · by C19fan · 10 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 30, 2020 | Andy Kessler
    I didn’t have to read the entire Democratic Party platform, let alone the spend-tasmagoric Biden-Sanders Unity Task Force recommendations. Sitting here in California, I’m already living it. If polls are to be believed, left-coast policies are coming to you soon—and you’re not going to like it. California is an early glimpse for the rest of the country of a blackout-rolling, water-deprived, tax-hiking, spending-spiking one-party state longing for its old incandescent glow. The U.S. may flip to one party rule; California is...
  • The One Tweet That Pretty Much Captures How Progressives Feel About Kamala Harris as Biden's VP Pick

    08/14/2020 3:46:14 AM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Townhall ^ | 8/13/20 | Matt Vespa
    Granted, this sharp criticism hurled at Biden-Harris 2020 was from a Bernie Sanders supporter, but this is certainly not what a lot of Democrats wanted to happen regarding the 2020 ticket. Sanders’ former national press secretary Briahna Joy Gray’s tweet has been making the rounds, shining a light on how the far-left of the Democratic Party feels about the VP selection. It’s not good. “We are in the midst of the largest protest movement in American history, the subject of which is excessive policing, and the Democratic Party chose a ‘top cop’ and the author of the Joe Biden crime...
  • Sanders: Biden ‘Said to Me’ that He Will Be ‘the Most Progressive President Since FDR

    07/23/2020 5:10:27 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 22 2020 | PAM KEY
    Wednesday on CNN International’s “Amanpour,” Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said if elected, Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden has promised to be “the most progressive president since” Franklin D. Roosevelt. Amanpour said, “So, senator, I think I quote you as saying it, that Biden could be the most progressive president since FDR. If you did say that, it’s pretty dramatic. You’re really going far, far out on a limb there. That means you must support what he’s doing, and, therefore, do you believe that your supporters will vote for him?”
  • Andrew Yang: Moderate Biden Can ‘Mainstream’ Progressive Ideas

    07/31/2020 5:57:29 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/31/2020 | Tony Lee
    Former Presidential candidate Andrew Yang this week said former Vice President Joe Biden’s moderate image will potentially allow him to enact some of the most progressive policies since the New Deal era. “If someone like Joe says, ‘Hey, we need to do things differently on the economy or on climate change,’ that also becomes the mainstream. It’s very powerful. I think Joe has those instincts where he doesn’t try and chime in on every new issue. In part, that will help him move the entire center of gravity. If you look at his proposal on addressing climate change, it was...
  • In New York, AOC's candidate won the primary. Nationally, progressives are losing.

    07/18/2020 3:00:37 AM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    NBC 'News' ^ | 7/17/20 | David Mark
    **SNIP** But to believe Bowman’s ouster of Engel is a sign that the Ocasio-Cortez wing of the Democratic Party is taking over would be a severe misreading of the political landscape at the congressional level - and nationally. She attracts an inordinate amount of attention for a first-term lawmaker, keeping up an active and innovative social media presence, and appearing frequently on television. It’s easy to conflate the publicity with political influence. In fact, the vast majority of Justice Democrats who have run over the past two House cycles have lost, often in humiliating fashion. Since emerging on the national...
  • San Gabriel Mission Church Fire Began in Choir Loft, Official Says

    07/15/2020 5:58:46 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    San Gabriel Valley Tribune ^ | 7/13/20 | Ruby Gonzales
    A weekend fire that gutted the Mission San Gabriel Arcangel church started in the choir loft on the second floor, then spread to the ceiling and the wooden roof, authorities said Monday. But investigators have not yet determined what started the blaze, which broke out early Saturday morning at the 215-year-old church on West Mission Drive. Investigators took collected materials over to a lab, San Gabriel Fire Capt. Antonio Negrete said. The fire began at the choir loft, which is about 250 square feet, he said, adding that there was substantial burning in one area. It spread to the ceiling....
  • Pope: Cooperatives for Clean Energy Against Climate Change

    07/10/2020 6:02:00 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Vatican News ^ | 7/4/20 | Robin Gomes
    In a tweet to mark the International Day of Cooperatives, Saturday, Pope Francis notes that cooperatives across the globe are making a real difference in the fight against climate change.For the past 97 years, the International Day of Cooperatives has been celebrated each year on the first Saturday of July. Since 1995, the United Nations and the International Cooperative Alliance have chosen the theme of the annual day. The focus for this year is on climate action for sustainable development for a healthier, fairer and more united economy. In a tweet for Saturday’s observance, Pope Francis also focused on the...
  • Democratic Task Forces Deliver Biden A Blueprint For A Progressive Presidency

    07/08/2020 4:50:28 PM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    NPR ^ | 7/08/20 | Scott Detrow
    A joint effort by former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders to unify Democrats around Biden's candidacy has produced a 110-page policy wish list to recommend to the party's presumptive presidential nominee. Throughout the Democratic primary, Biden stuck to a more moderate platform, while Sanders, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and much of the rest of the crowded field courted progressives and advocated for broader structural changes. But as the United States faces a growing pandemic and unemployment rates at the highest levels in generations, Biden has been talking more and more about a presidency that approaches Franklin...
  • Monmouth University renaming Woodrow Wilson Hall

    06/22/2020 2:54:26 AM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 21, 2020 | Zack Budryk
    Monmouth University will remove Woodrow Wilson's names from the university's marquee building, citing the 28th president's racist policies, at a time when numerous monuments and honors given to figures associated with segregation or racism are being reassessed. The decision comes four years after the New Jersey university's trustees voted to keep Wilson's name on the building amid student calls to rename it. President Patrick F. Leahy said "the context has changed" since then.
  • Damn, Okay, Seattle City Council Has a Lot of Progressive Revenue Options Now

    06/20/2020 4:26:52 AM PDT · by Libloather · 37 replies
    The Stranger ^ | 6/18/20 | Nathalie Graham
    Not to count our chickens before they hatch, but Seattle is poised to actually follow through on a progressive revenue option. Or three. As long as the council doesn't pull some of that 2018 head tax nonsense. There are multiple tax options that the Seattle City Council is considering: Councilmembers Kshama Sawant's and Tammy Morales' Tax Amazon package or Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda's JumpStart Seattle plan. And, it looks like Councilmember Andrew Lewis just introduced a capital gains tax proposal: Councilmember Andrew J. Lewis @CMAndrewJLewis 1/ We live in a time of enormous inequity and our regressive tax system isn't helping....
  • The Squad in the spotlight: AOC, progressive peers face primary challenges of their own

    06/16/2020 3:05:30 AM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | 6/12/20 | Joseph Ax, Susan Cornwell
    (Reuters) - Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's stunning upset over a member of the Democratic congressional leadership in 2018 made her a household name and inspired similar insurgent campaigns around the United States. Now the democratic socialist from New York City, best known by her initials AOC, must survive her own challenge from within the party in a June 23 primary election. Two other members of "the Squad" – four women of color who, in their first terms, have become the face of the U.S. House of Representatives' liberal wing – also face primary challengers. Like Ocasio-Cortez, Michigan's Rashida Tlaib and Minnesota's Ilhan...
  • Wokescold Madness

    06/08/2020 7:19:45 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    MOTUS ^ | 6-8-20 | MOTUS
    As this once great land descends even further into this “check your privilege” wokescold madness the lawless not only want to govern your actions, but your thoughts as well. What so many are hailing as a transformative moment in American history is really a dystopian thought-policing nightmare. – Stephen Kruiser Some things that your great grand children may never know if progressives are allowed to complete their cultural revolution: Simple fun: driving their own car to a happy neighborhood bistro. Whiling away the afternoon drinking coffee and reading a book of their choice… Although their “choice” will be somewhat...
  • Editor of progressive newspaper celebrates protestors—then they stormed and trashed her office

    06/01/2020 11:49:02 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 35 replies
    The Post Millennial ^ | June 01 2020 | Collin Jones
    A news editor for a small, independent outlet was in support of the protests-turned-riots, until they broke into her office and she had to take cover in the basement. A news editor for a small, independent newspaper was in support of the protests-turned-riots, until they broke into the paper's office and she had to take cover from looters and vandals in the basement. Leigh Tauss, an editor for the progressive news outlet Indy Week in North Carolina, was stunned to find that the protesters-turned-rioters did not look favorably upon her business when they swept the area.
  • A Confession

    05/27/2020 6:59:05 AM PDT · by street_lawyer · 4 replies
    Bad News Journal ^ | May 27, 2020 | Bad News Journal
    By: BNJ Editor and Chief At Large I did not create the BNJ for profit. The BNJ informs and is therapeutic. My desire is to publish both sides of an issue from a neutral perspective. The mendacity of the national media is frustrating me to no end, as I assume it is doing the same for you. The BNJ is an outlet for our frustration. We can reach 100 or 1000 people. That makes a difference and you can help. The BNJ is not right or left. It presents both sides. I don’t want to turn off either side. My...
  • Conservative Americans see Coronavirus hope in progressive Sweden

    04/30/2020 9:18:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Politico via Yahoo news ^ | 04/30/2020 | By Tina Nguyen ,Politico
    Conservatives have developed a fascination with Sweden’s hands-off approach to the coronavirus — an unexpected twist for a country that once served as a Republican punchline for Bernie Sanders jokes. On the surface, Sweden’s approach to containing the coronavirus pandemic is a libertarian dream: Restaurants remain open, as long as they adhere to social-distancing rules. Schools are in session. Salons are in business. And by some metrics, Sweden has fared roughly as well as many of its European neighbors, all of which have instituted much stricter lockdown measures. The combination has made Sweden an object of curiosity — and a...
  • Democrats Are Regressive Ultraconservatives Not Progressive Liberals

    04/24/2020 10:06:34 PM PDT · by kathsua · 28 replies
    Janitor's view ^ | April 24, 2020 | Reasonmclucus
    Conservatives should stop helping ultraconservative Democrats lie by agreeing with the Democrats' false claim that Democrats are liberals instead of ultraconservatives. Conservatives should also stop calling outdated Democratic ideas "progressive". Conservatives, like many Americans, falsely believe there are only two political "attitudes" in the United States. One attitude is called "liberal". The other is called "conservative". There is a third attitude called "ultraconservative" which has at times adversely affected American society. Real liberals are open-minded and sometimes overly optimistic about the positive impact of change. Democrats are closed-minded True Believers who tend to believe they are Right about everything and...
  • AOC: The Wuhan Coronavirus Shows Us How Great the Progressive Movement Truly Is

    03/24/2020 2:02:57 AM PDT · by Libloather · 31 replies
    Townhall ^ | 3/23/20 | Beth Baumann
    Progressive darling Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) made the case that the proposed Wuhan coronavirus relief package that's currently floating in Congress shows why progressive ideas and the progressive movement are achievable. "It's actually a fascinating progressive moment because what it's shown is that all of these issues have never been about how are you going to pay for it. It's never been about whether we have the capacity to do these things or if the logistics have worked out," AOC explained in a video for Sen. Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign. "All of these excuses that we have been given as...