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  • Bernie Sanders to propose a plan to guarantee a job to all Americans

    04/24/2018 7:23:07 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 40 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 24 Apr, 2018 | Rick Moran
    The socialist Senator from Vermont, Bernie Sanders, will propose a federal program that would guarantee a job to any American who "needs or wants one." The proposal would include funding for hundreds of federal programs that would pay $15 an hour and include health benefits. Bernie is going full socialist this time around. He and other leading Democratic contenders for president will not even bother trying to hide their radicalism. I'd like to say that this would lead to their certain defeat, but the fact that they have come out in the open with these proposals means that they have...
  • Politico Reporter: With DNC Lawsuit, Democrats Worry Their Party

    04/23/2018 7:37:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 23, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    The cash-strapped Democratic National Committee has decided to be clown itself further by suing Wikileaks, Russia, and the Trump campaign for collusion during the 2016 election. For a party that’s tired of the media talking about Hillary and 2016, this is a way to keep both issues front and center. It’s going to re-open the wounds between the left and far left of the Democratic Party, erecting another obstacle for unity as the party heads into the 2016 election. Is the DNC's Trump-Russia conspiracy lawsuit a "political stunt?"Now, if you’re a Democrat, it keeps Russia in the news, as the...
  • Bernie Sanders to unveil plan to guarantee every American a job

    04/23/2018 12:14:09 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 184 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 04/23/18 | Jeff Stein
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) will unveil a plan for the federal government to guarantee a job paying $15 an hour and health-care benefits to every American worker who wants or needs one, embracing the kind of large-scale government works project that Democrats have shied away from in recent decades. Sanders's jobs guarantee would fund hundreds of projects throughout the United States aimed at addressing priorities such as infrastructure, caregiving, the environment, education and other goals. Under the job guarantee, every American would be entitled to a job under one of these projects or receive job training to be able to...
  • Vermont Gov. Caves, Signs Ban on Private Gun Sales After Campaigning on No New Gun Control

    04/18/2018 3:10:26 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 72 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 Apr 2018 | AWR Hawkins
    Vermont Gov. Phil Scott (R) has caved and signed a ban on private on gun sales after running a gubernatorial campaign in which he rejected the need for more gun control. The legislation banning private gun sales also bans the sale of high capacity magazines and bump stocks. And it raises the age for long gun purchases to 21 throughout the state. The Washington Free Beacon reports that the high capacity magazine ban limits rifle magazines to 10 rounds and handgun magazines to 15 rounds.Scott pointed to a foiled attack on Vermonts Fair Haven Union High School as justification for...
  • Vermont Governor Flips, Signs Massive New Gun-Control Law

    04/18/2018 3:19:39 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 81 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 12, 2018 4:25 pm | Stephen Gutowski
    In a stark reversal Vermont governor Phil Scott (R) signed a sweeping new gun-control bill into law on Wednesday.To shouts of "traitor" and "BS," Scott signed S. 55, which institutes sweeping new gun-control measures. The law bans the sale of any firearms to most adults under 21, bans the sale of rifle magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds and handgun magazines capable of holding more than 15 rounds, bans private sales of used firearms unless facilitated by a federally licensed gun dealer, and bans the sale and possession of bump-fire stocks. Anyone convicted of breaking the provisions of...
  • Why I Left the Anti-War Right

    02/09/2004 2:37:49 AM PST · by kattracks · 50 replies · 1,625+ views
    FrontPageMagazine ^ | 2/09/04 | Anthony Gancarski
    <p>If someone had told me a few months ago that Id be writing a piece for Front Page on this theme, I wouldve dismissed him as a lunatic. After all, then I was supporting the positions expected from those on the so-called antiwar right. I was harshly critical of Israeli defense initiatives, more willing to talk up for Noam Chomsky than the sitting President, and insistent upon baiting neo-conservative Michael Ledeen of National Review into admitting that he sought to see the regime in Tehran overthrown by any means necessary, including US Military involvement.</p>
  • Attack of the Dean-Leaners The Libertarian Case for the Democrats

    10/14/2003 5:07:32 PM PDT · by RJCogburn · 26 replies · 110+ views
    Reason ^ | October 14, 2003 | Julian Sanchez
    I think I must have been ill that day. At some point, no one can say precisely when, libertarians apparently swore a feudal oath of fealty to the Republican Party. In response to an American Prospect article on libertarian disenchantment with the Bush administration, Reason's own former editor in chief Virginia Postrel explained that "real Dean voters don't like Jeff Flake. (I do.)" On the Crossfire view of politics, this makes sense: You pick your team and root for it, come hell or high water. The Platonic Real Dean Voter can't possibly hold any affection for a member of the...
  • Schultz: MSNBC Fired Me Because They Were 'In the Tank for Hillary' and I Supported Bernie

    04/17/2018 5:48:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 55 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 17, 2018 | Leah Barkoukis
    Former MSNBC host Ed Schultz opened up in a recent interview about why he believes he was fired in 2015.Schultz, whos now anchor of a show on RT,told National Reviews Jamie Weinstein that he believes it was because he supported Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), which was problematic, he charged, because the network was in the tank for Hillary Clinton.He described how MSNBC chief Phil Griffin was a "watchdog" who closely managed which stories were covered, and relayed one incident where his story about Sanderss launch of his campaign was bumped in favor of other news. Sanders gave his official campaign...
  • Saudi Arabias Top Cleric: Fighting Jews Forbidden, Hamas a Terror group

    11/19/2017 5:39:32 PM PST · by smileyface · 56 replies
    United with Israel ^ | Nov 17, 2017 | United with Israel Staff
    The Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia issued a ruling forbidding war against the Jews and proclaiming that Hamas is a terror group. The Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia, Abdulaziz Al Sheikh, issued a surprising religious ruling, saying that fighting against Israel was inappropriate and that Hamas is a terror organization. The Muslim cleric issued the ruling while answering a question on a television program regarding the Palestinian riots surrounding the Temple Mount in July, Turkeys Anadolu news agency reported. Israels Communications Minister Ayoub Kara welcomed the unexpected decision and invited the Mufti to visit Israel.
  • Bernie Sanders press secretary, CNN analyst Symone Sanders detained at airport after outburst

    04/13/2018 5:16:43 PM PDT · by bkopto · 37 replies
    fox news ^ | 4/13/2018 | ryan gaydos
    Symone Sanders, a CNN political commentator and former press secretary for Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., was reportedly detained by police after an outburst Thursday morning at LaGuardia Airport. Sanders, 28, was in line at the security checkpoint when TSA agents asked her to step out of line, PIX 11 reported. Sanders reportedly started to curse in front of patrons and young children. She was accused of disorderly conduct and given a summons, according to PIX 11. Sanders has had issues at airports in the past. American Airlines called the police on Sanders last year after an incident while she was...
  • Vermont: Republican governor signs gun control package into law

    04/12/2018 7:51:19 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 65 replies
    Guns.com ^ | 04/12/18 | Chris Eger
    Among both cheers and jeers, Gov. Phil Scott approved a series of new gun restrictions Wednesday in a public bill signing. Scott, a Republican who is avowedly a supporter of the Second Amendment, signed bills H.422, S.221, and S.55, into law on the steps of the Statehouse in Montpelier, surrounded by a crowd divided over the issue of gun politics. The measures would remove guns from those thought to be at risk and from those arrested or cited on domestic assault charges as well as place restrictions on magazine capacities, bump stocks and gun sales to those under age 21....
  • Bernie: Hell Yes, We Need to Repeal and Replace the GOP Law With Higher Taxes

    04/11/2018 4:57:39 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 11, 2018 | Guy Benson
    Step one: Scream that the GOP tax reform bill would be a "massive attack" on the middle class.  Step two: Concede that actually yes, nearly all middle income earners would get a tax break under the bill.  Step three: Call for its repeal anyway, effectively demanding a tax increase -- a "massive attack," one might even say -- on middle class Americans and US businesses.  It sounds like Bernie Sanders has picked up the same tax hike hymnal from which Nancy Pelosi was singing last week: Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., called Monday for the Republican tax law to be repealed...
  • Zuckerberg Confirms Facebook Is Working with Robert Muellers Investigation

    04/11/2018 8:35:24 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 10, 2018 | Kristina Wong
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday confirmed that Facebook is working with the special counsel investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 election and potential collusion with the Trump campaign. The revelation came during Zuckerbergs appearance in front of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee and Senate Judiciary Committee joint hearing on Facebook. Asked by Sen. Pat Leahy (D-VT) whether the special counsel team had subpoenaed Facebook, he responded, I actually am not aware of of a subpoena. I believe that there may be, but I know were working with them. During the more than five-hour hearing, Democrats sought...
  • No, the Democratic Party isnt divided or in disarray

    04/05/2018 1:12:17 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 5, 2018 | By Paul Waldman
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) hasnt lost his ability to make Democrats mad, and once again, he has triggered an intraparty kerfuffle on social media. As we head towards the next presidential cycle, many people on the right, the left and in the media will be saying Democrats are in the throes of an identity crisis, a struggle for their partys soul that will tear them apart. But they arent, and they wont be. The Democratic Party screws up plenty and contains its share of idiots, but when it comes to its identity, its doing just fine. On Wednesday,...
  • Here Are the Hamas Terrorists, Bernie Sanders Called Non-Violent Protesters

    04/03/2018 3:18:54 PM PDT · by detective · 12 replies
    Front Page ^ | April 3, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    Bernie Sanders doubled down on his smear of Israel during his CNN appearance. On both Twitter and CNN, the anti-Israel National Socialist insisted that Israel had killed non-violent protesters. Here are the non-violent Hamas terrorist protesters.
  • Bernie Sanders mourns 'tragic' deaths of Gaza protesters

    04/01/2018 4:20:43 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 50 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/4/18 | JTA
    JTA - Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders criticized Israels use of force on the border with Gaza in a tweet. The killing of Palestinian demonstrators by Israeli forces in Gaza is tragic. It is the right of all people to protest for a better future without a violent response, Sanders, who was a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016 and the first Jewish presidential candidate to win nominating contests in a major party, tweeted on Saturday. The tweet garnered 26,000 likes. He also tweeted: Meanwhile, the situation in Gaza remains a humanitarian disaster. The U.S. must play a...
  • Free high-capacity magazines given out at gun rights rally

    04/01/2018 9:27:14 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 202 replies
    Chron ^ | 03/31/18
    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) Gun rights supporters protesting gun restriction legislation have gathered outside the Vermont Statehouse to urge the governor not to sign the bill. Police estimate hundreds of protesters turned out Saturday to show their opposition a day after the Vermont legislature passed the gun restrictions package. Protesters were giving away 1,200 30-round magazines. The legislation would ban high-capacity magazines and rapid-fire devices known as bump stocks, in addition to raising the legal age. It also would expand background checks for private gun sales. People who own high-capacity magazines before the law takes effect can keep them. Gun...
  • Free rifle magazines handed out at gun rights rally in Vermont

    03/31/2018 6:02:45 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 8 replies
    WFAA.COM ^ | 31 MARCH 2018 | Nicole Higgins DeSmet
    The rally, which drew hundreds of people to the steps of the Statehouse, was a protest against restrictions on gun ownership and a lawsuit fundraiser as Second Amendment advocates vowed to take the fight to the court system if Scott signs the bill into law. The state Senate on Friday approved raising the legal age for gun purchases, expanding background checks for private gun sales and banning high-capacity magazines and rapid-fire devices known as bump stocks. The state House approved the measure earlier this week.
  • 13-year-old running for Vermont governor highlights gun control in platform

    03/30/2018 6:28:24 PM PDT · by Revel · 65 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/30/18 | Avery Anapol
    A 13-year-old running for governor in Vermont is highlighting gun control in his platform. Ethan Sonneborn, who declared his candidacy last year, is calling for stricter gun control in his home state, and told CNN in an interview published Friday that the refreshed national conversation on guns in the aftermath of the Florida school shooting presents a good opportunity to make change. There's always been a sense of, 'We don't talk about that in politics.' That's what I wanted to change," Ethan told CNN. "I wish it didn't take a tragedy for us to become involved in a national dialogue...
  • Amazon deletes one-star reviews of Hillary Clinton's new book

    09/13/2017 11:38:46 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 51 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12 September 2017
    Amazon has been monitoring and deleting reviews after Hillary Clinton's new book was greeted with a torrent of criticism on the day it was released. What Happened, which covers the former Secretary of State's unsuccessful election campaign against Donald Trump, was published on Tuesday. Clinton and her publisher Simon & Schuster claimed the book would offer a candid account of her failure and her own reflection on it. Reviews of What Happened have been mixed, with some suggesting it Clinton uses it as an opportunity to blame others such as Bernie Sanders and Vladimir Putin for her failure,...