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  • Chris Matthews: ‘The Worst You Can Say About Democrats Is They’re Too Pure’

    12/08/2017 5:57:52 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 75 replies
    freebeacon ^ | December 7, 2017 | Paul Crookston
    MSNBC’s Chris Matthews said Thursday that Democrats are setting such a high standard for personal property that they can only be criticized for their purity. Matthews described the pain that Democrats went through to "sacrifice" the "respected" Sen. Al Franken (D., Minn.) in the service of purifying the party. Franken announced his resignation Thursday in the face of mounting allegations of groping, although he focused his speech on accusing Republicans of wrongdoing and insisting that he is not guilty. Matthews ascribed Franken’s resignation to Democrats’ strong support of women’s rights, and he asked his guests if this would cause more...
  • Senator Al Franken Resigns

    12/07/2017 8:53:31 AM PST · by dragnet2 · 272 replies
    https://kfiam640.iheart.com/ ^ | 12/7/2017 | KFI AM radio Los Angeles
    Just reported via KFI radio, Los Angeles AM 640 -- Senator Al Franken Resigns
  • Britain might willingly surrender itself to domination by mutant rats

    12/05/2017 1:12:54 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    British scientists have proposed introducing mutant lab rats into the wild rodent populations tormenting Londoners as a means of pest control, The Telegraph reports. Despite similar schemes leading to Attack of the Giant, Mutant Rats in 99 percent of fictional cases, the real world science involves genetically "editing" rodents so that they simply cannot have female offspring: The technique suggested for rodents is known as "x-shredding." Male mammals have both an "x" and "y" sex chromosome, while females need two "x" chromosomes. The scientists want to insert "x shredder" code into the DNA of male rats which would destroy the...
  • City needs good dogs to handle rat epidemic The Chicago Way

    11/15/2017 8:01:59 AM PST · by simpson96 · 26 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 11/10/2017 | John Kass
    Chicago is said to be the rat capital of America. The city is expected to break last year’s record for the number of rat complaints. “Walking to the subway after work, I looked down and there was a rat walking alongside me,” said a trained journalist not given to exaggeration. “It was gigantic, like a small dog or a fat squirrel. It just walked along without fear.” But don’t worry, Chicago. I’ve got a guy. And I hope Mayor Rahm Emanuel is listening. Jordan Reed, the legendary American rat catcher, is known far and wide in the rat-hunting community for...
  • House Dem's new demand: Impeach Trump by Christmas

    11/08/2017 1:36:36 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 43 replies
    Texas Democrat Al Green said Wednesday he’s giving his colleagues in the House a Christmas deadline to vote on impeaching President Trump. “I now announce that before Christmas, there will be a vote on the chief inciter of racism, bigotry, hatred, xenophobia, sexism and ethnocentrism,” he said on the House floor, adding that he prayed the United States will “continue to reject what the inciter in chief, Donald J. Trump has been causing this country to have to endure.” This is hardly the first time Green has called for impeaching the president, though he hasn't put a timeframe on it...
  • In Virginia, Ex-Felons Voted For The First Time After Regaining Their Rights

    11/08/2017 6:57:40 AM PST · by sdthree · 46 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 11/07/2017 09:59 pm ET | Sam Levine
    During Tuesday’s election in Virginia, Williams had originally planned to go and vote right at 6 a.m., but her ride was delayed a few hours. Williams, a former felon, lost her right to vote decades ago because she was convicted of a felony and Virginia bars felons from voting unless that right is restored by the governor. Williams, who is now back in school working to earn a degree that will help her become an auto-mechanic, said she was last in prison in 2014, but only recently had her voting rights restored by Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D). And so on...
  • Tucker Reveals CNN Told Hosts To Discredit Donna Brazile To Cover For Clinton

    11/06/2017 6:41:36 PM PST · by markomalley · 75 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/6/17 | Justin Caruso
    Fox News’ Tucker Carlson reported Monday that according to sources, CNN had reporters discredit former DNC interim chair Donna Brazile over her revelations that made Hillary Clinton look bad.WATCH:(video at link)Carlson said, “According to highly informed sources we spoke to–highly informed–top management at CNN directed its employees to undermine Brazile’s credibility. Anchors and producers were vocally offended by her attacks on their friends, the Clintons. If you’ve been watching that channel, you may have noticed CNN’s anchors suggesting that Donna Brazile cannot be trusted, precisely because she took part in efforts to break the primaries for Clinton.” The Daily Caller co-founder then played a clip of CNN hosts trying to make...
  • Donna Brazile's Curious Account of the 2016 Election

    11/02/2017 10:55:27 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | November 2, 2017 | by David A. Graham
    The former DNC chair seems eager to jump on the Bernie Sanders bandwagon, but her claims of ignorance about party favoritism toward Hillary Clinton don’t add up. For defeated politicians, the period after an election is for score-settling. For defeated political operatives, it’s about positioning for the next race. And if a juicy excerpt from Donna Brazile’s new book Hacks is an indication, the longtime Democratic operative and former interim chair of the Democratic National Party seems to think the future is Bernie Sanders. Brazile’s piece, in Politico Magazine, is a fascinating document, though maybe not always for the reasons...
  • Inside Hillary Clinton’s Secret Takeover of the DNC (Suspected was True!)

    11/02/2017 6:37:22 AM PDT · by CptnObvious · 85 replies
    Politico ^ | Nov. 2 2017 | DONNA BRAZILE
    Due to Copyright laws only the Title is used here but it is a bombshell. Donna cites a document proving Hillary took over the DNC BEFORE SHE WAS THE NOMINEE rigging it against Bernie. It is a good read because she exposes the shenanigans inside the party.
  • Rosie O'Donnell Breaks Her Silence on Donald Trump: "I Seriously Worry Whether I Will Be Able...”

    10/25/2017 7:42:06 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 45 replies
    W Magazine ^ | 24 Oct 17 | Brooke Marine
    As someone who's always been outspoken and especially so about her politics, it’s been an unexpectedly quiet year for Rosie O’Donnell. Donald Trump has publicly feuded with and bullied O’Donnell since December 2006, when she called him a “snake oil salesman” during a segment on The View, on which she had a brief run as co-host. For years, Trump called O’Donnell a “loser” and other epithets, bringing up O’Donnell’s appearance as fodder in the primary debates during the 2016 presidential campaign. For her part, O’Donnell has publicly criticized Trump and his politics for over a decade, responding in protest on...
  • Clinton campaign, DNC paid for research that led to Russia dossier

    10/24/2017 3:45:52 PM PDT · by mairdie · 158 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 24, 2017 | Adam Entous, Devlin Barrett and Rosalind S. Helderman
    <p>The Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee helped fund research that resulted in a now-famous dossier containing allegations about Donald Trump’s connections to Russia and possible coordination between his campaign and the Kremlin, people familiar with the matter said.</p>
  • 1 dead in fiery crash following congressional motorcade roadblock

    01/25/2017 9:53:14 PM PST · by VeniVidiVici · 64 replies
    Frederick News-Post ^ | Jeremy Arias
    When Patricia Nazzal videotaped a congressional motorcade passing her car on Interstate 70, she ended up documenting a fatal crash just ahead of her. Maryland State Police said one person was killed Wednesday morning in a four-vehicle crash as other motorists stopped for the motorcade on westbound I-70 at the ramp from northbound Interstate 270. Police had not released the identity of the person who died as of late Wednesday night. The motorcade was part of a trip by U.S. Senate Democrats to Shepherdstown, West Virginia, where they gathered Wednesday for a retreat. Authorities did not say who was in...
  • DNC creates new restrictions for corporate donations (as donors dry up)

    10/22/2017 4:57:38 PM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    The Hill via MSN ^ | 10/21/17 | John Bowden
    The Democratic National Committee (DNC) on Saturday passed a resolution banning donations from corporate contributors whose areas of interest come into conflict with the DNC's stated values. The resolution, which was introduced by California member Christine Pelosi, passed unanimously. Pelosi is the daughter of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) Pelosi has introduced similar resolutions before that were shot down over concerns over which industries the measures would target. The move was celebrated on Twitter by progressive members of the Democratic Party who have been pushing to reduce corporate influence in the party.
  • DNC enters 2018 in cash panic (donors take a knee)

    10/22/2017 4:48:58 PM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/22/17 | GABRIEL DEBENEDETTI, EDWARD-ISAAC DOVERE
    LAS VEGAS — The Democratic National Committee is reeling, facing a turnaround that's proving a much bigger lift than anyone expected as it struggles to raise enough money to cover its basic promises. Many donors are refusing to write checks. And on-the-ground operatives worry they won’t have the resources to build the infrastructure they need to compete effectively in next year’s midterms and in the run-up to 2020. Here in the halls of Bally's hotel and casino for the DNC's fall meeting through the weekend, state committee chairs and operatives echoed a now-common concern among donors and strategists: The DNC's...
  • Chicago Tops Orkin Top 50 "Rattiest Cities List" for Third Time

    10/16/2017 2:19:11 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    Orkin.com ^ | October 16, 2017
    Fall temperatures are on the way and so are the rodents. Orkin released its Top 50 Rattiest Cities list today. For the third consecutive ranking, Chicago takes the top spot. The metro regions are ranked by the number of rodent treatments the company performed from September 15th, 2016 – September 15th, 2017. This ranking includes both residential and commercial treatments. 1. Chicago 2. New York 3. Los Angeles (+1) 4. San Francisco – Oakland (+1) 5. Washington, DC (-2) 6. Philadelphia (+1) 7. Detroit (+2) 8. Baltimore (-2) 9. Seattle – Tacoma 10. Dallas – Ft. Worth (+4) 11. Denver...
  • New York City's mayor pledges $750K to fight rats in parks

    09/29/2017 3:12:33 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 31 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 29, 2017
    New York City's mayor is doubling down on the war on rats, pledging three-quarters of a million dollars to fight the scourge. Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio (dih BLAH'-zee-oh) made the announcement Thursday at a park in the Upper West Side. Parents have complained that rats have taken over parks in the area, with some residents saying the animals have attempted to jump into their children's strollers. The mayor says his administration plans to replace wire trash cans with 29 solar compactors and four solid steel cans at eight playgrounds and parks. City officials say parks enforcement officers also will...
  • Found, giant rat that cracks open coconuts with its teeth: 18-inch long rodent [tr]

    09/27/2017 5:57:30 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 26, 2017 | Victoria Allen
    f you're scared of rats, you may want to look away now. For scientists have identified one of the largest species in the world – and it can crack open coconuts with its bare teeth. The giant rat – named Uromys vika – is a foot-and-a-half long and weighs up to two pounds. It nests up to 30ft high in trees in the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific. However only one has been found, and it died shortly after capture. The animal is more than four times the size of British black rats, which grow no more than ten...
  • 'It hurt': Clinton says Sanders dragged out nomination fight

    09/12/2017 9:41:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 79 replies
    Yahoo ^ | September 12, 2017 | Dylan Stableford
    Hillary Clinton says Bernie Sanders’s reluctance to concede the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination before the party’s convention was disrespectful, hurtful and stood in stark contrast to the way she handled her primary loss to Barack Obama in 2008. “I had such a different experience in ’08,” Clinton said in an interview with the “Pod Save America” podcast that was posted on Tuesday. “Once it was over, it was over. And I quickly endorsed President Obama. I worked really hard to get him elected. I was still arguing with my supporters at the Denver convention, telling people, ‘Don’t be ridiculous. You’ve...
  • 'He is going to be the death of me': Huma Abedin broke down sobbing in front of Hillary....

    09/05/2017 10:32:57 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 83 replies
    'He is going to be the death of me': Huma Abedin broke down sobbing in front of Hillary Clinton after Anthony Weiner's underage sexts led to FBI probe of emails days before election Hillary Clinton reportedly reveals in her memoir that Huma Abedin broke down after emails found on husband Anthony Weiner's computer led to FBI probe 'This man is going to be the death of me!' a 'stricken' Abedin said to Clinton before 'bursting into tears' in front of her boss Weiner had his laptop seized by the FBI after DailyMail.com revealed that he had been sexting a 15-year-old...
  • New Clinton book blasts Sanders for 'lasting damage' in 2016 race

    09/05/2017 10:30:04 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 48 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/5/2017 | Dan Merica
    (CNN) — Hillary Clinton casts Bernie Sanders as an unrealistic over-promiser in her new book, according to excerpts posted by a group of Clinton supporters. She said that his attacks against her during the primary caused "lasting damage" and paved the way for "(Donald) Trump's 'Crooked Hillary' campaign." Clinton, in a book that will be released September 12 entitled "What Happened," said Sanders "had to resort to innuendo and impugning my character" because the two Democrats "agreed on so much." The excerpts represent a small number of the roughly 500-page book in which Clinton reflects on her stunning loss to...