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  • The media is missing the Republican takeover in New England

    10/02/2017 5:36:22 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 22 replies
    Nypost.com ^ | 9/30/17 | Salina Zeto
    On Sept. 19, Politico congressional reporter Burgess Everett tweeted that he suddenly “[Remembers Vermont has a Republican governor].” His tweet prompted Seung Min Kim, a fellow Politico reporter who covers the US Senate, to reply that she “[Learns Vermont has a Republican governor].” That, in turn, instigated a response by Wall Street Journal congressional reporter Byron Tau: “[Googles the name of Vermont’s Republican governor].” To which Phil Scott, Vermont’s Republican governor, responded that he “[Is Vermont’s Republican governor].” The moment was comical but also insightful, underscoring just how little Washington’s political class knows about who holds the executive power in...
  • Public university to host retreat solely for ‘Women of Color’ [U Vermont]

    09/20/2017 10:28:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | September 20, 2017 | Toni Airaksinen
    The University of Vermont will soon host a leadership retreat exclusively for “women of color” to participate in “self-care.” The “Women of Color Leadership Retreat”—open only to non-white, female students, faculty and staff—will be held November 3 to November 5, and was launched under a partnership between the school’s Women’s Center and Student Center in a collaborative effort “to celebrate our women of color and to help women grow in their leadership journey.”
  • The Expense of Free College

    09/17/2017 7:50:37 PM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 16 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 17, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Free College is becoming such an expensive proposal that even Democrats are starting to notice. "When congressional Democrats recently rolled out a new economic policy agenda aimed at staking out a new, populist-leaning course for the Democratic Party—dubbed 'A Better Deal'--one idea was conspicuously missing: free college," Anne Kim wrote in The Washington Monthly on September 12, 2017. For one thing, there’s the cost. "One reason for this lack of enthusiasm might be the price tag," Kim writes. "Even the skimpiest of benefits would be enormously expensive in the aggregate." For example, U. S. Senator Bernie Sanders, D-VT, father of...
  • 2020: Sanders has big lead, Zuckerberg the dark horse, McAuliffe dead last

    09/13/2017 6:42:32 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 52 replies
    The upcoming 2020 Democratic presidential is Sen. Bernie Sanders' to lose, according to a new election poll. Sanders has a huge lead over rivals Sen. Elizabeth Warren and former Vice President Joe Biden, both of whom are eyeing a bid. The dark horse appears to be Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a media and Clinton favorite, is dead last with just 1 percent supporting his candidacy in the Zogby Analytics survey of likely Democratic primary voters provided exclusively to Secrets. Sanders, who was edged out by Hillary Rodham Clinton in 2016, is her heir apparent. Some 28 percent...
  • If voter fraud by out-of-state Democrats swayed New Hampshire elections, implications are huge

    09/10/2017 1:42:53 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 49 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9-8-17 | John Fund
    Did voter fraud in New Hampshire save ObamaCare from being repealed? The Presidential Commission on Election Integrity is meeting Tuesday in New Hampshire and may eventually provide an answer. The election featured a photo-finish race for president – Hillary Clinton won by 2,467 votes – and in the race for the U.S. Senate. Democrat Maggie Hassan narrowly defeated incumbent GOP Sen. Kelly Ayotte by only 1,017 votes.
  • Money-Gruber: Obamacare's sneering architect caught with his hand in the till

    08/21/2017 11:25:46 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 16 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 8-21-17 | Monica Showalter
    Remember Jonathan Gruber?  The loathsome, contemptuous architect of Obamacare has been caught out by Vermont's attorney general for corruption in a fraudulent billing scheme.  According to the Daily Caller, Gruber sent out double-invoices and invoices for work that was never done in a disgusting scheme to foist single-payer insurance onto Vermont a couple years earlier.  The program was so bad that its left-wing governor scrapped it as something that would never work. The Daily Caller writes: Donovan, the attorney general and still another Democrat, said his office determined that Gruber did, in fact, violate the Vermont Civil False Claims Act, according to the Herald. Specifically, investigators concluded that...
  • Man Stabbed By Antifa Mob Outside His Home For Not Condemning ‘Nazis’ Hard Enough

    08/16/2017 4:43:46 PM PDT · by scooby321 · 18 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | 8/16/217 | Cassandra Fairbanks
    A Vermont man says he was stabbed outside his home by a group of five masked men armed with box cutters on Tuesday, after being labeled a “Nazi sympathizer” for denouncing attempts to ruin the life of a Unite the Right rally attendee — even though he himself strongly disavows white supremacy.
  • Then They Came For Ben & Jerry's

    08/11/2017 9:35:01 PM PDT · by American Quilter · 59 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 12 Aug 2017 | Brian McNicoll
    Ben & Jerry’s ice cream had to figure it would be one of the last firms in America to come under attack from the liberal misinformation complex. It has created flavors to honor Democrat politicians, contributed to Democrat campaigns and positioned itself well to the left on social and employment issues. It has cultivated an image of the “good capitalist,” which can create jobs, lead in its field and do it all in a sustainable and environmentally friendly way. But when there became a bigger fish to fry, all the loyalty the company thought it had earned suddenly dried up....
  • Bernie Sanders Releases Guide Book on Political Revolution For Teens

    08/08/2017 11:04:11 AM PDT · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8.8.17
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is writing a book for teenagers on how to conduct a political revolution. "Bernie Sanders Guide to Political Revolution" will be released August 29 and will include infographics on progressive economic issues.
  • CRAAP From Librarians

    07/25/2017 9:45:01 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 17 replies
    Accuracy in Academia | July 25, 2017 | Brian McNicoll
    Don't look now, but your local school library soon could be getting into the liberal indoctrination racket. School librarians have taken it upon themselves to teach students how to identify fake news. They say they do this by helping them understand the CRAAP that comes their way. CRAAP, which stands for Currency (timeliness), Relevance (importance), Authority (source), Accuracy (reliability) and Purpose (reason), "helps students sort through the overwhelming flood of digital information," according to a recent story in USA TODAY. "These are the questions we have to introduce these ideas to kids before they think they know everything," Shannon Walters,...
  • License, Registration and Pronoun: Troopers Take Transgender Training (Vermont)

    07/19/2017 3:17:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    Seven Days ^ | JULY 19, 2017 | Alicia Freese
    In between shifts Monday afternoon, 13 Vermont State Police troopers, outfitted in beige and green, tentatively discussed their preferred pronouns. "Bob," said Sgt. Bob Lucas. "Uh, 'he.'" "I'm Steve. I go by 'he,'" said Trooper Steve DiGregorio, a youthful officer. "My name is Andy," said Cpl. Andy Leise, the only one who seemed at ease during the exercise. "I like to be referred to as 'he.'" Spoiler alert: All 13 were "cis" — identifying with the gender assigned to them at birth. The officers sat in mismatched swivel chairs in the windowless office of a converted warehouse that serves as...
  • FBI probe of Bernie Sanders' wife closely tracks Hillary's secret campaign plan

    07/14/2017 9:38:49 AM PDT · by Strac6 · 24 replies
    Sen. Bernie Sanders’ claims that an ongoing FBI probe of his wife is based on partisan politics don’t square with the fact that it began under President Obama and appears to closely track Hillary's opposition research. The FBI and U.S. Attorney in Vermont are investigating Jane O’Meara Sanders in a failed $10 million college land deal that she orchestrated. John Podesta, the Clinton team wrote an extensive political opposition memo entitled “Sanders Top Hits-Thematics. Members of the lending agency expressed concern that if O’Meara Sanders was not involved, the loan would not have been approved.” The opposition research also highlighted...
  • Weekly Update: Judicial Watch Sues Veterans Affairs for Violating Protester’s Constitutional Rights

    07/08/2017 10:17:35 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | July 7, 2017 | Tom Fitton
    Judicial Watch Sues Veterans Affairs for Violating Protester’s Constitutional Rights Sanders’ Wife Tried Evicting a Disabled Group after Shady College Deal Judicial Watch Sues Veterans Affairs for Violating Protester’s Constitutional Rights The VA is a mess of a government agency and too often abuses the rights and interests of veterans it is supposed to protect. This is highlighted in new our lawsuit against several Veterans Affairs police officers and officials for violations of the constitutional rights of Robert L. Rosebrock, a 75-year-old Vietnam era veteran, who for nearly a decade has protested misuse of a 388-acre parcel of prime...
  • Bitter Clinton Supporters Try to Unseat Bernie Sanders in Senate Race

    07/07/2017 12:01:09 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    Observer ^ | July 7, 2017 | By Michael Sainato
    Vermont resident Jon Svitavsky announced on July 5 that he is challenging Sen. Bernie Sanders in his upcoming re-election in 2018. In his most recent race for re-election, Sanders won over 71 percent of the vote and the Democratic Party didn’t bother to run a candidate. In the 2016 presidential primaries, Sanders received over 86 percent of the vote in Vermont. Among the small percentage of people who voted for Hillary Clinton in the state was Svitavsky, a homeless shelter director who is beginning to receive support from other disgruntled Clinton supporters across the country. In October 2016, Politico ran...
  • Here's why the feds are investigating Bernie Sanders' wife Jane

    07/03/2017 10:18:03 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 12 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 7/3/17 | Todd Shepherd
    Here's a walk-through of the background events that have led to this point. Bernie Sanders met Jane O'Meara in 1981, when Sanders was still the mayor of Burlington, and the two were married in 1988. In 2004, Mrs. Sanders took over as the president of Burlington College, a small liberal arts college that had a student body that normally floated around 200 students. Prior to that, she had served briefly as the acting president of her alma mater, Goddard College. A real estate deal initiated during Mrs. Sanders' time at Burlington College is the crux of the problems and resulting...
  • Sanders investigation: Bernie's wife attempted to evict disabled group home residents, report claims

    06/30/2017 3:58:17 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 10 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 6/30/17 | foxnews
    Sen. Bernie Sanders’s wife has been accused of heartlessly trying to boot disabled group home residents when she was president of a Vermont college and closed on a real estate deal now under FBI scrutiny. The home with 16 residents was on property Jane O’Meara Sanders purchased for Burlington College in 2010 as part of an expansion project, the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch claimed Thursday. Reports this week say Sanders is under FBI investigation in connection with her role in securing financing for the project which didn’t pan out and led to the college’s closure.
  • Sen. Sanders' Wife Tried Evicting Disabled Group Home Residents after Closing Shady College Deal ...

    06/30/2017 7:11:22 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 33 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 29, 2017
    Complete Headline: Sen. Sanders’ Wife Tried Evicting Disabled Group Home Residents after Closing Shady College Deal Under FBI Probe Amid a deepening federal investigation of Jane Sanders, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders' wife, Judicial Watch has obtained records that paint a rather disturbing personal portrait of a heartless spouse—and longtime political advisor—of the Democratic Socialist candidate for president of the United States. ... The school, Burlington College, was in a small city with the same name in northwestern Vermont. It's a quaint town of about 42,000 that sits on the eastern shoreline of Lake Champlain and prides itself on having "diverse,...
  • Berniegate: How Jane Sanders Offers a Window into Liberal Scheming

    06/29/2017 6:40:21 AM PDT · by pgkdan · 18 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 06/29/17 | William F. Marshall
    "The road to hell is paved with good intentions," goes the line so often used to describe hare-brained liberal schemes. That vintage phrase captures perfectly the quagmire in which Bernie and Jane Sanders find themselves rapidly sinking in the saga of Burlington College. But the tale provides so much more than affirming that age-old aphorism. It offers a microcosmic view into the mind and methodology of liberal policymakers everywhere. In short, the scheme concocted by the former Democratic Socialist presidential candidate's wife, Jane Sanders, when she was president of Burlington College serves up everything we've come to expect of modern...
  • Bernie Sanders rips FBI’s ‘pathetic’ probe into his wife

    06/28/2017 4:29:13 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 68 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 6/27/17 | Chris Perez
    Sen. Bernie Sanders didn’t mince words on Tuesday when asked about the FBI’s investigation into his wife — calling it a “pathetic” and politically motivated attack, spurred by President Trump. “My wife is about the most honest person I know,” the Vermont lawmaker told CNN. “All that I will tell you now is it’s a sad state of affairs in America when not only we have politicians being destroyed… but when you go after people’s wives. That’s pretty pathetic,” he said.
  • Sanders Fraud Family: Claims of Nepotism over a “Sweetheart Deal” for Bernie Sanders’ Step-Daughter

    06/25/2017 10:23:37 AM PDT · by george76 · 37 replies
    Daily Westerner ^ | June 14, 2017
    While one deal struck by Jane O’Meara Sanders during her time as Burlington College’s president has triggered a federal investigation, another arrangement she engineered is breeding claims of nepotism and allegations of veiled threats against her husband’s presidential campaign. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ wife, Jane Sanders, is facing criticism over a “sweetheart deal” granted to a school founded by her daughter while president of the now-defunct Burlington College. Carol Moore, who served as the final president of the college from 2014 until its closure in May 2016, says Jane Sanders approved a deal for the college with Vermont Woodworking School...