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  • Democratic Senator Touts Debunked WaPo Power Grid Story In DHS Confirmation Hearing

    01/11/2017 2:28:43 PM PST · by Red Badger · 27 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 6:20 PM 01/10/2017 | Chuck Ross
    New Hampshire Sen. Maggie Hassan appeared to be unaware during a Senate confirmation hearing on Tuesday that a Washington Post story about Russian hacking into the Vermont power grid has been completely debunked and retracted. “Two weeks ago The Washington Post reported that a hacking group connected with the Russian government managed to infiltrate the Burlington Electric power company in Vermont,” Hassan said to retired Marine Gen. John Kelley during his confirmation hearing to head the Department of Homeland Security. Hassan, who took office this month after serving as governor of New Hampshire, showed no indication during the questioning that...
  • Washington Post Corrects Story of Russian Hack of Vermont Utility

    01/02/2017 2:24:09 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 16 replies
    The New American ^ | 02 January 2017 | Bob Adelmann
    Assuming that the story was true — that Russian hackers had gained access to a Vermont utility’s software — members of the mainstream media piped its echoes across the Internet:ABC News: Russian Hacking Malware Found on Vermont Utility Computer International Business Times: Vermont Electric Grid Targeted by Russian Hackers Chicago Tribune: Russian hack of Vermont utility shows risk to power grid Each of these stories is now between one and two days old, with no follow-up once the Washington Post edited its original article:An earlier version of this story incorrectly said that Russian hackers had penetrated the U.S. electric grid. Authorities...
  • Vermont Residents Don’t Want To ‘Foot The Bill’ For Syrian Refugees

    01/02/2017 10:04:02 AM PST · by kevcol · 87 replies
    The Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | January 2, 2017 | Saagar Enjeti
    Some small-town residents of Rutland, Vt. are upset at their mayor’s decision to resettle 100 Syrian refugees throughout 2017 in the area. Rutland Mayor Christopher Louras defended his decision, saying the town’s demographics are declining, and they are having trouble recruiting younger workers. He also thinks refugees will bring cultural diversity. . . . Louras’s decision sparked outrage among some residents who say they had little say in the mayor’s decision, which would effect them all.
  • Geraldine Ferraro's son pardoned for 1988 cocaine conviction

    12/31/2016 5:17:43 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 31, 2016 1:50 PM EST
    … John Zaccaro Jr. was a Middlebury College student when he was arrested in 1986 and accused of selling $25 worth of cocaine to an undercover state police officer. He was convicted in 1988 and served four months under house arrest. At the time, Ferraro accused prosecutors of unfairly targeting her son because of her high profile after becoming the Democratic vice presidential nominee in 1984. Outgoing Gov. Peter Shumlin, a Democrat, pardoned Zaccaro and nine others Saturday. …
  • Russia Hysteria Infects WashPost Again: False Story About Hacking U.S. Electric Grid

    12/31/2016 10:22:28 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 32 replies
    The Intercept ^ | December 31, 2016 | By Glenn Greenwald
    The Washington Post on Friday reported a genuinely alarming event: Russian hackers have penetrated the U.S. power system through an electrical grid in Vermont. The Post headline conveyed the seriousness of the threat: Russian Hackers Penetrated U.S. Electricity Grid Through A Utility In Vermont, Officials Say The first sentence of the article directly linked this cyber-attack to alleged Russian hacking of the email accounts of the DNC and John Podesta – what is now routinely referred to as “Russian hacking of our election” – by referencing the code name revealed on Wednesday by the Obama administration when it announced sanctions...
  • Leahy Reaction On Russian Hacking Of A Vermont Electric Utility

    12/31/2016 6:49:41 AM PST · by Skepolitic · 46 replies
    Senate Office ^ | 12/30/2016 | Patrick Leahy
    Press Release 12.30.16 Leahy Reaction On Russian Hacking Of A Vermont Electric Utility Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy On Russian Hacking Friday, December 30, 2016 State-sponsored Russian hacking is a serious threat, and the attempts to penetrate the electric grid through a Vermont utility are the latest example. My staff and I were briefed by Vermont State Police Colonel Matthew Brimingham this evening. This is beyond hackers having electronic joy rides – this is now about trying to access utilities to potentially manipulate the grid and shut it down in the middle of winter. That is a direct threat to...
  • Russians breach Vermont utility

    12/30/2016 8:13:46 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 111 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 30, 2016 | By Evelyn Rupert
    Russian hackers tied to recent cyberattacks on U.S. political organizations breached a Vermont utility, the Washington Post reported Friday. A code associated with the Russian hacking operation aimed at the U.S. presidential election, which the intelligence community has named “Grizzly Steppe,” was detected within the Vermont system. The Russians did not disrupt electrical operations, officials told the Post. According to the Burlington Free Press, the city-owned Burlington Electric was the target of the hack. Vermont Public Service Commissioner Christopher Recchia said malware was discovered on a laptop that was not connected to the grid's operations. "The grid is not in...
  • Stop calling almond, soy and rice milks 'milk,' 25 members of Congress say

    12/24/2016 5:05:30 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 141 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | December 23, 2016 | Associated Press
    Got milk? Twenty-five members of Congress say if it's from soybeans, almond or rice, it should not be labeled as milk. Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) and Rep. Mike Simpson (R-Idaho), leading the bipartisan charge against “fake milk,” signed a letter along with other congressional members, asking the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to investigate and take action against manufacturers of “milk” that doesn't come from cows.
  • Taxpayers Foot Bill for ‘Doggie Hamlet’

    12/20/2016 4:28:51 AM PST · by kevcol · 16 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | December 20, 2016 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The National Endowment for the Arts is spending $30,000 for a series of dance performances, including Doggie Hamlet. The “conceptual art” features actors yelling and running at sheep in a field in Vermont. Dartmouth College received the funding in the latest round of NEA grants released this month. . . . “Doggie Hamlet recalls the bucolic impression of a landscape painting or a 3D pastoral poem,” the group said. “The sheep, the dogs, the human performers, and the earth’s surface are at once performing as themselves and as living symbols in this work.”
  • Senate Dems Pen Letter Indicating Fight Against Jeff Sessions’ AG Nomination

    11/30/2016 7:57:13 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 105 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 30, 2016 | Adelle Nazarian
    Senate Democrats are making it clear that Sen. Jeff Sessions will not have an easy time being confirmed as President-elect Donald J. Trump’s first attorney general. In a letter addressed to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Democrats on the committee pushed for extensive confirmation hearings, indicating that they plan resistance, despite the fact that they referred to him as “a colleague” with whom they “have a personal and cordial relationship.” The senators also requested that Grassley allow for outside witnesses to testify on Sessions’ track record on immigration, civil and voting rights, women’s rights, and government oversight due...
  • ELECTION THROWS US PLANS FOR SYRIAN REFUGEES INTO QUESTION

    11/27/2016 12:21:58 PM PST · by PROCON · 29 replies
    AP ^ | Nov. 27, 2016 | WILSON RING
    RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) -- Arabic language classes are drawing 25 to 30 people a week in preparation for the new arrivals in town. High school students are helping collect furniture and housewares for them, and employers have inquired about giving them jobs. For the past several months, Rutland has been getting ready to receive 100 mostly Syrian refugees beginning early next year. But with Donald Trump taking office in late January, Rutland's plans and those of other U.S. cities that have agreed to take in people fleeing the civil war have been thrown into question, given the incoming president's hostility...
  • Bernie Sanders Shuns Joining Democrats: "I Will Finish This Term As An Independent"

    11/17/2016 10:17:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 11/17/2016
    In yet another slap in the face of the Democratic party, The Hill reports that Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) won’t officially join the Democratic Party even though he was appointed to a leadership position within the Senate Democratic caucus this week. "I was elected as an Independent and I will finish this term as an Independent,” Sanders said at a breakfast Thursday morning hosted by the Christian Science Monitor. Sanders has long caucused with Democrats as an independent. That has annoyed some Democrats as Sanders’s star has risen on the left. They are frustrated by his influence within a party...
  • Republicans governorships rise to highest mark since 1922

    11/09/2016 3:23:53 PM PST · by PROCON · 11 replies
    AP ^ | Nov. 9, 2016 | DAVID A. LIEB
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Republican power in state capitols will be at its strongest levels in nearly a century when several newly elected governors take office next year. A remarkable election that propelled Republican Donald Trump to the White House also resulted in Republican wins in a trio of governorships previously held by Democrats in Missouri, New Hampshire and Vermont. The only potential Republican setback came in North Carolina, where Democratic Attorney General Roy Cooper declared victory over Gov. Pat McCrory in a race that remained too close to call Wednesday.
  • Big Wind Tries Voter Payola in Vermont

    10/23/2016 3:50:54 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 11 replies
    A foreign wind-energy company is in such a hurry to collect the maximum possible amount of subsidies from the U.S. Treasury that it has taken an unprecedented step: It has promised to share the federal gravy with individual voters in two Vermont towns, Grafton and Windham. Earlier this month, Spanish energy company Iberdrola announced that it plans to distribute about $565,000 per year among 815 registered voters in the two towns. The payments would continue for 25 years.
  • Write-ins could propel Bernie Sanders in Vermont, even though he doesn’t want to win

    10/15/2016 8:06:36 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 16 replies
    McClatchy DC ^ | 10/14/2016 | Alex Daugherty
    WASHINGTON Bernie Sanders doesn’t want to be president, but he could snatch three electoral votes in Vermont. That’s because Vermont is one of seven states that allow voters to write in anyone for president, even if they have no intention of running for office. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are two of the most disliked presidential candidates ever, and Google searches for write-in ballots are skyrocketing. Vermont is one of the states asking Google about write-in votes the most. A write-in vote for Sanders in Vermont would be treated like a vote for Trump or Clinton. Only Vermont, Pennsylvania, New...
  • Is Watertown, NY next on the list of towns to be seeded with third worlders?

    10/15/2016 5:27:57 AM PDT · by george76 · 36 replies
    RRW ^ | October 13, 2016 | Ann Corcoran
    People ask me all the time: How do I find out if my town is targeted? Frankly there is no list put out by the federal government and its paid resettlement contractors. They are very secretive about the selection process. We heard recently that there are 47 new sites and we have only so far identified those listed below. But, this article from Watertown, NY is a prime example of how you get a hint that something is up! Usually a local newspaper writes a puffy piece like this one about how great it would be for Watertown to revitalize...
  • Quest to change Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day sails ahead

    10/10/2016 2:47:34 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 36 replies
    CNN ^ | October 10, 2016 | Marilia Brocchetto and Emanuella Grinberg
    The state of Vermont and the cities of Denver and Phoenix joined the growing list of places celebrating Native Americans on the federal holiday named for Christopher Columbus. Since Columbus Day 2015, at least 14 communities in the United States have passed measures designating the second Monday in October Indigenous Peoples Day.
  • Vermont police say 5 people killed by wrong-way driver

    10/09/2016 8:39:47 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 32 replies
    AP via Fox News ^ | October 09, 2016 | AP
    WILLISTON, Vt. – A man driving the wrong way on an interstate highway in Vermont spawned several crashes that left five high school juniors dead, an unknown number injured and at least two vehicles in flames, including a stolen police cruiser, state police said Sunday.
  • Vermont congressman says he represents 'Sanders wing' of GOP [Peter Welch]

    10/07/2016 8:54:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 7, 2016 4:30 PM EDT | Dave Gram
    Democratic Congressman Peter Welch of Vermont is feeling the love from Republicans. Welch won both the Democratic and Republican nominations in August for re-election this year to a sixth term, and faces a little known candidate in November from the small Liberty Union political party. Winning both major party nominations is rare but not unheard of. Welch also was the pick of both parties in 2008 for Vermont’s only seat in the U.S. House. This year, he’s the only congressional candidate nominated by both the Democrats and the Republicans. Known as an open-minded liberal, Welch is praised by GOP leaders...
  • Judicial Watch: Federal Contractor Tells Local Official to Keep Syria Refugee Plans Secret

    10/07/2016 3:48:43 PM PDT · by PROCON · 58 replies
    judicialwatch.org ^ | Oct. 7, 2016
    (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today released 128 pages of documents it obtained from the mayor of Rutland, Vermont, showing a concerted effort by the mayor and a number of private organizations to conceal from the public their plans to resettle 100 Syrian refugees into the small southern Vermont town. The documents include an April 14, 2016, email from Amila Merdzanovic, executive director of the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program, to Mayor Christopher Louras, in which she wrote: I want to share with you the concern my HQ has about holding a public forum. If we open it up to anybody...
  • Weekly Update: JW on Obama Enemies List?

    10/07/2016 3:20:45 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | October 7, 2016 | Tom Fitton
    Judicial Watch Targeted by Obama Administration Federal Contractor Tells Local Official to Keep Syria Refugee Plans Secret Judicial Watch Targeted by Obama Administration Three years ago we reported on videos produced by the Government Services Administration (GSA) that show senior GSA officials and staff participating in costumed playacting and parodies. Here’s a flavor: The Rocky Jog – With the Rocky movie theme blaring in the background, senior GSA officials lead employees on an extended jog through the corridors of the GSA’s New York office and the streets of Manhattan. The jog is initiated by Ben Kochanski, deputy regional commissioner,...
  • University of Vermont is offering a three-day White Identity Retreat where students [tr]

    10/06/2016 12:24:56 PM PDT · by C19fan · 42 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 6, 2016 | Staff
    The University of Vermont is holding a free three-day retreat 'specifically for white students' to 'engage in building a stronger and inclusive campus community.' The program entitled Examining White Identity: A Retreat for Undergraduate Students Who Self-Identify as White, is being sponsored by the university's African, Latino, Asian, Native American and Bi/Multiracial Student Center (ALNA). ALNA's new retreat will take place over a November weekend, nearly a year after it held a similar three-day retreat discussing the topic of white privilege.
  • Awkward: Sanders-Clinton joint appearance cancelled in wake of Hillary insulting Sanders supporters

    10/03/2016 4:40:06 AM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 3, 2016 | Thomas Lifson
    Awkward: Sanders-Clinton joint appearance cancelled in wake of Hillary insulting Sanders supporters as basement dwellers ( Full title ). Democrats are scrambling to paper over the rift in their party between the Clinton faction, bought off by globalist crony capitalists, and the Sanders-supporting, debt-ridden, lumpen college graduates who want free stuff. Among her wealthy peers at a fundraiser, Hillary Clinton condescended to the basement-dwelling unfortunates who have mortgaged their futures in return for a college degree providing no useful skills valued in the marketplace. Sanders, basking in the newfound, post-campaign fame and wealth (he just bought his third house for...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 25 September 2016

    09/25/2016 4:36:39 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 126 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows Sep 25th, 2016 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence; Joe Benenson, chief strategist for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton; Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Clinton Campaign Chair John Podesta, Trump adviser Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn (Ret.) FACE THE NATION (CBS): Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine, Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence; House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. THIS WEEK (ABC): Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway; Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook; Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson;...
  • BLM flag flying alongside American flag at UVM

    09/23/2016 10:16:03 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 28 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | September 23, 2016 | Anthony Gockowski
    The University of Vermont’s Burlington campus is flying a Black Lives Matter flag alongside both the American and state flags. Several students from the school took to social media to express their support for the move, with some saying the school is “winning for this” and another noting that since the school is supportive of the movement, “we should be too.”
  • Reuters Poll: High Confidence Of Trump Win In VERMONT

    09/17/2016 6:08:02 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 255 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 09/17/2016 | Alex Pfeiffer
    The Reuters polling of the nation as of Thursday shows “high confidence” in a win by Republican candidate Donald Trump in Vermont. Reuters did not give a margin for Trump’s victory but instead said it has “high confidence” in a GOP win. According to their polling standards, “a state is reported as ‘high confidence’ for a candidate if they win 95 percent or more of the simulated elections.”
  • Berkshire is accused in NY lawsuit of workers' comp 'siphoning'

    09/12/2016 2:22:11 PM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sep 12, 2016 | Jonathan Stempel
    Berkshire Hathaway Inc has been sued by a New York bicycle courier company over an alleged illegal scheme to cheat employers buying workers' compensation policies. The complaint, filed late Friday by Breakaway Courier Systems, came as Berkshire's Applied Underwriters unit faces scrutiny over its workers' compensation policies, including some that have been banned by California, Vermont and Wisconsin. Breakaway, with about 300 employees, accused Berkshire and Applied of "siphoning" premiums through a web of illegal shell companies, with diverted premiums going to unlicensed out-of-state insurers. The plan amounted to a "reverse Ponzi scheme" where unsuspecting employers expecting to buy affordable...
  • WikiLeaks Founder Just Revealed Why Sanders Really Dropped Out (Threatened)

    09/03/2016 4:25:41 PM PDT · by Be Careful · 117 replies
    USA Politics ^ | Sept 3, 2016 | usapoliticsnow admin
    The revelation caused outcry among Sanders’ supporters with accusations that the system had been rigged and that Bernie never had a chance. Although the emails show evidence of bias on the part of the DNC, Sanders nonetheless endorsed Clinton, citing party unity and the importance of preventing a Trump presidency. However, Assange says that he knows the real reason Sanders dropped out: He was threatened.
  • Howard Dean: Trump "Has No Conception Of What Being A Racist Is Because He Is One"

    09/05/2016 9:58:06 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 61 replies
    Breibart.com ^ | September 5, 2016 | Pam Key
    Monday on MSNBC, former Democratic National Committee chairman and former Gov. Howard Dean (D-VT) said Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s outreach to minority voters will fail because he lacked the “conception” of knowing what a racist is “because he is one.”
  • Sanders' wife defends non-disclosure, vacation home buy

    08/19/2016 12:11:03 AM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 62 replies
    WRAL TV ^ | 8/18/16 | Dave Gram, AP
    MONTPELIER, Vt. — Sen. Bernie Sanders has pushed hard for transparency on U.S. trade and campaign finance, but has been far less aggressive in disclosing his own personal finances. Now his wife and campaign confidante, Jane O'Meara Sanders, is defending the senator's decision not to file a candidate personal finance disclosure and talking about the purchase of a new vacation home.
  • Socialist Sanders buys $600,000 home lakefront property on island)

    08/10/2016 3:52:42 AM PDT · by NYer · 50 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 10. 2016 | Ethel C. Fenig
    The post-election season has been very, very good for wealth redistribution, raging against income inequality, free stuff for all, conveniently Democrat, and hypocritical – or typical – Socialist Senator Bernie Sanders (Evil 1%-Vt.). Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is the proud new owner of a summer home in the Champlain Islands, Seven Days has confirmed. The Burlington resident last week plopped down nearly $600,000 on a lakefront camp in North Hero.  Sanders’ new crib has four bedrooms and 500 feet of Lake Champlain beachfront on the east side of the island — facing Vermont, not New York. The Bern will keep his...
  • Sanders buys $600K summer home

    08/09/2016 7:58:58 PM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | Mark Hensch
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has purchased a nearly $600,000 summer retreat on Vermont’s Champlain Islands, the Vermont newspaper Seven Days reported Monday. “We’ve traveled up to the islands many times over the years — almost always on day trips,” Jane Sanders, the former White House contender's wife, said in a statement. "The entire family is very excited about it.” “We’ve always been impressed with the North Hero community, eaten at the North Hero House and Shore Acres and have suggested them to friends who were looking for a beautiful place to stay or have dinner. St. Anne’s Shrine in Isle...
  • Bernie Sanders Buys a Summer Home in North Hero

    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is the proud new owner of a summer home in the Champlain Islands, Seven Days has confirmed. The Burlington resident last week plopped down nearly $600,000 on a lakefront camp in North Hero. Sanders’ new crib has four bedrooms and 500 feet of Lake Champlain beachfront on the east side of the island — facing Vermont, not New York. The Bern will keep his home in Burlington and use the new camp seasonally.
  • Bernie Sanders Buys Third House – A Mere $600k “Summer Vacation House”…

    08/09/2016 3:05:44 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 45 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | August 9, 2016 | Sundance
    Keeping up with his ‘man of the people image‘ Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has purchased this third house, a $600,000 lakefront vacation chalet in Champlain Islands. bernie and hillary Part of the traditional campaign negotiations between various camps is the willingness of the endorsed candidate to absorb the campaign debt of the endorser. The tighter the race, the more value is assigned to it. Subsequently, it shouldn’t necessarily come as a surprise to see Sanders financially benefiting from his endorsement of Hillary Clinton. How else does a Senator afford three homes on a congressional salary. Senator Sanders owns one house...
  • Final primary spending numbers are in; see who's more embarrassed than Lindsey Graham

    07/30/2016 7:37:06 PM PDT · by kevcol · 16 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | July 30, 2016 | Scott Morefield
    The most "inefficient" candidate? Why, Lindsey Graham, of course. I know, I know. Did ANYONE vote for Lindsey Graham? Well, 5,623 souls to be exact, or enough to fill up a Columbia 1-AA football stadium. Since Graham paid a total of $5,700,248 for all those votes, or $1,013.74 per vote, he wins the prize for electoral waste. . . In fairness to Graham and others who exited the race early, generally those who invested a ton of money in the early primaries only to fail and drop out were by far the least efficient candidates. For example, Jeb Bush spent...
  • Bernie threatened with loss of committee position if he didn’t endorse Hillary

    07/28/2016 6:26:19 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 32 replies
    Fellowship Of The Minds ^ | 7/27/2016 | Dr. Eowyn
    Watching Sen. Bernie Sanders hoarsely shouting his praises of Hillary Clinton at the Democratic National Convention — and knowing that the hacked emails of the corrupt Democratic National Committee (DNC) reveal its machinations to undermine Bernie’s campaign — did you wonder as I did why Bernie would be so servile? The Yiddish words schmuck and schlemiel come to mind. I thought that Hillary probably bought Bernie off with promises of some plum assignment in her administration. But I should know better because the Clintons are nasty pieces of work who wouldn’t use the carrot when the stick is so much...
  • SANDERS LEAVES DEM PARTY

    07/27/2016 8:17:02 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 98 replies
    http://www.drudgereport.com/ ^ | 7/27/2016 | http://www.drudgereport.com/
    SANDERS LEAVES DEM PARTY -Will return to his Senate seat as an Independent.
  • Bernie Sanders Leaves the Democratic Party

    07/27/2016 6:53:51 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 43 replies
    By Emily Zanotti | 5:41 pm, July 27, 2016 The nomination was barely sealed up at the Democratic National Convention before Bernie Sanders, who had campaigned against Hillary Clinton for the party’s nod, went back to being an Independent. Sanders, who considers himself, officially, an Independent in Congress because his views lean further left than the Democratic party’s platform, caucuses with Democrats. But until declaring an intention to run for the presidency in 2015, he had rarely, if ever, identified as a member of the Democratic Party (he’s been in politics since 1979). And now, despite pleading with his base...
  • Bernie Sanders to revert to independent for rest of Senate term

    07/27/2016 2:33:00 PM PDT · by randita · 24 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 7/26/16 | Peter Nicholas
    Bernie Sanders said he plans to return to the Senate as an independent, despite winning 13 million votes in the Democratic Party’s presidential primary contest. “I was elected as an independent; I’ll stay two years more as an independent,” Sanders said. Speaking at the Bloomberg Politics breakfast on Tuesday, Sanders also said the resignation of Debbie Wasserman Schultz as chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee doesn’t go far enough in fixing the situation and that more staff members need to leave following embarrassing disclosures of thousands of internal emails. “We need a DNC which has as very different direction,” he...
  • Vermont doctors push back against assisted-suicide requirement

    07/22/2016 2:51:26 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 11 replies
    Megynkelly.org ^ | July 21, 2016 | Bradford Richardson
    Vermont doctors and health care professionals are pushing back against an interpretation of state law that they say requires them to help kill patients who wish to die. Members of two medical groups, the Vermont Alliance for Ethical Healthcare and Christian Medical & Dental Associations, filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against officials in two state medical agencies responsible for the interpretation. The lawsuit says these agencies have interpreted a 2013 physician-assisted suicide law, Act 39, in a way that would require health care professionals to counsel terminally ill patients about the option to commit suicide. Additionally, under such an interpretation...
  • APNewsBreak: 2 Vermont DNC delegates replaced due to gender

    07/21/2016 11:13:42 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 21, 2016 6:02 PM EDT | Dave Gram
    A complaint to the Democratic National Convention says two male Vermont delegates were replaced by women in the name of “gender balance” and without adequate due process. The complaint, filed by 21 Vermont Democrats including 16 women, says the national party this month strong armed the state party to replace Vermont Sen. Tim Ashe and party stalwart Ken Dean, although Dean and Ashe were elected June 11. Dean is among the 21 complainants; Ashe is not. …
  • DNC replaces two Vermont delegates - because they're men

    07/21/2016 2:07:20 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 35 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 21, 2016 | Ashe Schow
    The Democratic National Convention ordered the state party of Vermont to replace two delegates — because they're men. State Sen. Tim Ashe and party insider Ken Dean were ordered to be replaced by the DNC so that the party could achieve a gender balance. Dean and Ashe have filed a formal complaint with the DNC's credentials committee, according to the Associated Press. Dean and Ashe were elected by the people of Vermont to serve as delegates on June 11. Everything was fine until July 5, when the DNC ordered the state party to replace the two men with women. This...
  • 2 Transgender Women Make History With Congressional Primary Wins

    07/10/2016 9:47:24 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 70 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | June 29, 2016 | Jennifer Bendery
    WASHINGTON — Transgender women won two congressional primary races Tuesday night — and made history as the first trans people to become major candidates for the U.S. House or Senate. Utah voters chose Misty Snow (D) to run against Sen. Mike Lee (R) in November. In Colorado, voters backed Misty Plowright (D) to take on Rep. Doug Lamborn (R). It’s a long shot for either to get elected. Utah is a solidly Republican state, and Lamborn’s district in Colorado is extremely conservative. Still, it’s a positive sign that transgender candidates aren’t just out there, they can also succeed. “In what...
  • Clinton backers nix Israel 'occupation' add to Democratic platform

    07/10/2016 1:26:50 AM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 9 replies
    Supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Saturday rejected a proposal to include a statement in the party's platform calling for Israel's "end to occupations and illegal settlements," CNN reported. ... While the committee voted against the addition 95-73, CNN reported that the move garnered the loudest negative response of the day from the audience. ... One crowd member was escorted out of the meeting after he stood up and yelled that the party had "sold out" to AIPAC (the American Israel Public Affairs Committee).
  • Sanders dealt trade defeat at Democrat platform meeting (Hillary Delegates Stop Anti-TPP)

    07/09/2016 1:38:16 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 10 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | July 9, 2016 | Jeff Weiner
    Bernie Sanders supporters lost a debate over international trade that divided Democrats during a meeting in Orlando on Saturday to draft their party platform. Sanders supporters had hoped the party's official position statement for 2016 would include language explicitly rejecting the Trans-Pacific Partnership, while backers of Hillary Clinton, the presumptive nominee, argued for softer language. Both presidential candidates oppose the controversial trade agreement, but it was championed by President Barack Obama, leaving the party in an awkward position.
  • Geneologist with the Cherokee Nation investigates Elizabeth Warren's family history

    07/08/2016 10:04:51 AM PDT · by briancraigshow · 106 replies
    Libsyn ^ | July 8th, 2016 | Brian Craig
    I interviewed a Genealogist from the Cherokee Indian Nation. She has investigated the entire family history of Elizabeth Warren and have found she is a complete fraud. It is clear she is not an Indian! Listen to the interview for the details
  • Jill Stein: Prosecute Clinton for Reckless Abuses of National Security [Green Party]

    07/06/2016 11:24:51 PM PDT · by Robwin · 47 replies
    Jill2016 ^ | 07/06/16 | Jill Stein
    Jill Stein made the following statement about the FBI decision regarding Hillary Clinton's violations of national security laws as Secretary of State. Today FBI Director James Comey described Hillary Clinton's email communications as Secretary of State as "extremely careless." His statement undermined the defenses Clinton put forward, stating the FBI found 110 emails on Clinton's server that were classified at the time they were sent or received; eight contained information classified at the highest level, "top secret," at the time they were sent. That stands in direct contradiction to Clinton's repeated insistence she never sent or received any classified emails....
  • Discovered papers: Hanoi directed Kerry [2004]

    01/29/2013 3:19:13 AM PST · by RaceBannon · 81 replies
    world net daily ^ | Published: 10/26/2004 at 1:00 AM | Art Moore
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