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  • Ex-South Carolina cop Michael Slager sentenced to 20 years for Walter Scott shooting death

    12/07/2017 9:56:42 AM PST · by Coronal · 32 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | December 7, 2017 | David Boroff
    The white ex-South Carolina cop who shot an unarmed black man in the back as a passerby videotaped the stunning death received a 20-year federal prison term Thursday. Former North Charleston officer Michael Slager was sentenced by U.S. District Judge David Norton, who earlier ruled the cop’s shooting of Walter Scott during a traffic stop was second-degree murder. “This is a tragedy that shouldn’t have happened,” said Norton, who could have thrown the disgraced law enforcer behind bars for 24 years. Slager, 36, was also declared guilty of obstruction of justice for the bogus version of the April 2015 shooting...
  • Bah Humbug! Belk Bans Salvation Army Bell Ringers

    12/04/2017 9:16:50 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 58 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 04, 2017 | Todd Starnes
    Belk has given Salvation Army bell-ringers and their iconic red kettles the heave-ho — just in time for the Christmas season.. The national department store chain will no longer allow Salvation Army volunteers to man kettles outside their stores — a move that is expected to result in a $1 million drop in donations. “It’s a huge impact for us,” Salvation Army Lt. Rob Dolby told the Todd Starnes Show. “Those funds go to operate Christmas programs serving tens of thousands of kids.” Dolby works with the Salvation Army in Anderson, South Carolina. He said the money dropped into those...
  • Democrat: Pelosi ‘ceded the moral high ground’ on sexual harassment

    11/29/2017 5:28:41 PM PST · by markomalley · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/29/17 | Josh Delk
    Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-N.Y.) tore into House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi for her comments on NBC's "Meet the Press" earlier this week, saying Pelosi "ceded the moral high ground," by praising Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.) amid sexual misconduct allegations. “I think that her comments on Sunday set women back and — quite frankly, our party back — decades,” Rice told reporters Wednesday, according to Politico. “I think that we ceded the moral high ground on Sunday when our leader said on ‘Meet the Press’ that John Conyers was an icon and we don’t even know who these women are,...
  • Black caucus members urge U.S. Representative Conyers to resign: sources

    11/28/2017 4:54:16 PM PST · by mdittmar · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 28, 2017 | Richard Cowan
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Some of Democratic U.S. Representative John Conyers’ colleagues in the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) are pressing the 88-year-old lawmaker to resign amid sexual harassment allegations against him, two senior House Democratic aides said on Tuesday.The aides, who asked not to be identified, did not say how many lawmakers were involved in the effort but confirmed a report by CNN that it was underway.
  • Congressional Black Caucus members pushing John Conyers to resign: Report

    11/28/2017 6:42:41 PM PST · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/28/17 | Katie Leach
    Several members of the Congressional Black Caucus are speaking with Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., a founding member of the group, about resigning in an effort to salvage his legacy after sexual misconduct allegations, according to a report Tuesday.“There is a feeling among some of our members that we need to protect his legacy," one Democratic staffer told CNN. The members of the caucus who are pushing for Conyers' resignation were not named in the report.Conyers, who has been in the House of Representatives for over 50 years, was a founding member of the Congressional Black Caucus and a leader in...
  • Sexual Harassment Standard Different For Congress, SC’s Representative Clyburn Suggests

    11/30/2017 9:59:38 AM PST · by blam · 31 replies
    The State ^ | 11-30-2017 | Noah Feit
    WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn could find himself in hot water. A flippant response the Columbia Democrat made to reporters while walking in the Capitol is drawing the ire of many. When asked about sexual harassment allegations against colleague Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), Clyburn seemed to suggest elected officials should be held to a different standard than other public figures. In a video posted on Twitter, the 77-year-old Clyburn is walking to an elevator with Congressional Black Caucus chairman Cedric Richmond (D-La.), when asked “Other men in other industries have faced similar accusations … and gotten out of the...
  • Republican Senator Has Best Response Ever When Hollywood Brat Asks If He’s Ever Been Poor

    12/01/2017 4:36:31 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 65 replies
    GP ^ | December 1,2017 | Joshua Caplan
    <p>On Friday, Hollywood actress Alyssa Milano urged her Twitter followers to watch Republicans debate the tax overhaul bill hours before its scheduled vote.</p> <p>“watching…..Senator Tim Scott “$100 a month is real money” to struggling families ? Is he F**KING kidding ? HOW MUCH does $100 buy in this day ? Costs me $50 to fill my f**king gas tank FFS,” replied Twitter user Cherl Criss.</p>
  • The growing push for John Conyers to resign, but not Al Franken, has some claiming racial bias

    11/30/2017 3:15:19 PM PST · by Zakeet · 58 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 30, 2017 | Eugene Scott
    The racial dynamics of the sexual harassment allegations against Congress' longest-serving member are causing division within the Democratic Party. [Snip] Some have noted that the response to Conyers, who many consider a civil rights icon, seem harsher than how party leaders have responded to other Democrats facing allegations. The congressman's attorney told CNN that Pelosi has to "explain what the discernible difference between Congressman Conyers and Sen. Al Franken is." Conyers's district is predominantly black and includes large portions of Detroit. Franken, who has been accused of sexual misconduct by at least five women, represents constituents in Minnesota who are...
  • With Conyers almost gone, pressure mounts on Franken

    11/30/2017 1:00:46 PM PST · by leaymane · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/30/2017 | Chris Stirewalt
    It is remarkable to note that as Congress wrestles with enormously significant legislative proposals that the biggest story in Washington (or any place else) remains the “reckoning” over workplace sexual harassment. Now, we know that part of this is prurient. Talking about sexual conduct, even in a negative context, is always going to be more interesting than corporate tax rates. But the other, more significant part of all this is that the direction and work of the government very much depends on how these matters play out and who is the next to fall. Democrats are currently bowing to reality...
  • The Real Reason Pelosi is Calling On Conyers to Resign

    11/30/2017 12:27:25 PM PST · by Cubs Fan · 48 replies
    why is pelosi calling for the resignation of a black democrat (which, to liberals is about as close to godlike as a human being can get) Why would she do that? Here's why IMO-- Conyers is 88 years old. He will most likely retire, fall ill or die soon. So losing him shortly is going to happen either way. Whereas losing Franken could potentially be the loss of a career democrat with many years ahead of him. Going after conyers allows pelosi to look like she actually cares about women being harassed, without sacrificing much in the way of dem...
  • Pelosi Calls on Conyers to Resign

    11/30/2017 8:24:01 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 102 replies
    rollcall.com ^ | November 30, 2017 | Lindsey McPherson
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday called for Rep. John Conyers Jr., the longest-serving member, to resign amid multiple allegations of sexual misconduct. “I pray for Congressman Conyers and his family,” Pelosi said. “However, Congressman Conyers should resign.”
  • Conyers hospitalized in Detroit

    11/30/2017 6:45:35 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 210 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11-30-2017 | Mallory Shellbourne
    Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), who is embroiled in a sexual misconduct scandal, is hospitalized in his home state due to stress, according to two local reports on Thursday. "I just spoke with Monica Conyers on the phone and we want you to know that the congressman is resting comfortably in an area hospital. He's doing OK, as well as he can be expected for a gentleman that's approaching 90 years of age," Sam Riddle, a Conyers consultant, told WDIV TV. "The congressman's health is not what it should be and lot of that is directly attributable to this media assault."
  • Report: Conyers To Announce Retirement In January

    11/29/2017 6:00:29 PM PST · by markomalley · 45 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 11/29/17 | Allahpundit
    In the end this may have been the only compromise available to Pelosi. She couldn’t force him to resign and his allies in the House may have resented any attempt to make him do so, knowing that it would have appeared as though he was stepping down in disgrace. Which, ah, he would have been.So Conyers gets to finish out his two years, leaving on “his own terms” replete with plenty of pomp and circumstance in the House about his glorious legacy, and then he’s gone. And in the meantime Democrats get to cross their fingers and hope that there...
  • Rep. James Clyburn Compares John Conyers’ Accusers to Notorious Murderer, Implies He is Victim of...

    11/29/2017 5:56:50 PM PST · by blueyon · 14 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/29/17 | Cassandra Fairbanks
    """Rep. James Clyburn Compares John Conyers’ Accusers to Notorious Murderer, Implies He is Victim of White Women""" During Wednesday morning House Democratic caucus, South Carolina Rep. James Clyburn compared the women who have accused John Conyers of sexual harassment to child murderer Susan Smith. The congressman also reportedly noted that Conyers’ accusers are “all white women.” The remarks were first reported by Robert Draper, a writer for The New York Times Magazine, who insists that Clyburn has made the statements multiple times to both staffers and other members of Congress.
  • Rep. James Clyburn Compares John Conyers’ Accusers to Notorious Murderer, Implies He is Victim of...

    11/29/2017 5:56:16 PM PST · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/29/17 | Cassandra Fairbanks
    The congressman also reportedly noted that Conyers’ accusers are “all white women.”The remarks were first reported by Robert Draper, a writer for The New York Times Magazine, who insists that Clyburn has made the statements multiple times to both staffers and other members of Congress.Clyburn took to Twitter to deny the allegations, but Draper stuck with his story and asserted that his sources are solid.“This is inaccurate in many regards. That discussion had nothing to with Conyers,” Clyburn tweeted at Draper.In response, the reporter quoted Clyburn’s tweet and asked, “that discussion was specifically & exclusively about Conyers, according to 2...
  • Clyburn: Charges against Conyers might be false because all complaining women are white

    11/30/2017 9:59:38 PM PST · by bkopto · 36 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/29/2017 | victor morton
    The assistant leader of the House Democrats reportedly said Wednesday that the sexual-misconduct charges against Rep. John Conyers Jr. might be false because all the complaining women are white. Rep. James E. Clyburn, South Carolina Democrat, made the purported remarks Wednesday at a meeting of the House Democratic Caucus, according to Robert Draper, a reporter for New York Times Magazine and National Geographic. “At this morning’s House Democratic caucus: James Clyburn compared Conyers‘ accusers to the child murderer Susan Smith, who initially claimed a black man had abducted her kids. Clyburn said, these are all white women who’ve made these...
  • Oh My: Democratic Rep Suggests John Conyers Accusers Shouldn't Be Believed Because They're White

    11/30/2017 10:35:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 64 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 30, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    We didn’t go there, did we? I mean seriously? Did Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC), the third ranking member of the House Democratic Caucus, pretty much insinuate that the accusations against Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) shouldn’t be believed because the accusers are white? Conyers is under fire for sexual misconduct. In 2015, he settled a sexual harassment claim to the tune of $27,000 in taxpayer money. Melanie Sloan, a Washington lawyer, claimed to be the subject of verbal abuse by Conyers, even walking into his office to have the Michigan Democrat half-dressed. She has not alleged any sexual harassment, but Deanna...
  • Sexual harassment standard different for Congress, SC’s Clyburn suggests

    11/29/2017 4:29:33 PM PST · by The_Media_never_lie · 26 replies
    The State ^ | NOVEMBER 29, 2017 | NOAH FEIT
    A flippant response the Columbia Democrat made to reporters while walking in the Capitol is drawing the ire of many. When asked about sexual harassment allegations against colleague Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), Clyburn seemed to suggest elected officials should be held to a different standard than other public figures.
  • Looking a little closer at Garrison Keillor's last creepy old guy dispatch from Charleston

    11/29/2017 4:03:03 PM PST · by The_Media_never_lie · 68 replies
    Charleston City Paper ^ | Wed, Nov 29, 2017 | Sam Spence
    Garrison Keillor, who pined so dearly for a carefree world consumed by mundane everyday life that he named his fictional radio town Lake Wobegon, is the latest major media dude to be canned for reported sexual misdeeds. Minnesota Public Radio, the distributor of A Prairie Home Companion, has reportedly cut ties with Keillor, the show's creator. In light of that news, it's only appropriate to find that the last time Keillor traveled to Charleston a year ago, he recorded his adventures in perfect character for his recurring Washington Post column. Upon entering Jestine's Kitchen, Keillor fixates on the first waitress...
  • DACA Supporters Plan Huge Push

    11/26/2017 3:51:24 PM PST · by RightGeek · 17 replies
    Valley News (McClatchy) ^ | 11/23/2017 | Franco Ordonez, Emily Cadei And Andrea Drusch
    With prospects dimming for a deal this year to prevent young immigrants brought the to U.S. as children from deportation, sympathetic groups are planning a big push over the next few weeks to force the issue back to the top of Washington’s agenda. Activists see their December bid as their last, best shot to save 800,000 young immigrants protected by the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program. They face a tough challenge, with the White House distracted by tax reform and Congress reluctant to act quickly to save the program. [SNIP] The multiple initiatives to save the...