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  • Yankees Drop Kate Smith's Version of 'God Bless America' Because People Were Racist in the 1930s

    04/19/2019 11:48:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 04/19/2019 | Stephen Kruiser
    This is a tricky one, but is worth examining: Yankees drop Kate Smith’s "God Bless America" after questions of possible racism arise https://t.co/mbDdQ5OrgT— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) April 19, 2019 From The Washington Post: The New York Yankees reportedly confirmed Thursday that they were no longer playing a Kate Smith version of “God Bless America” during the seventh inning of home games, after the team learned of a Depression-era song she’d recorded that raised questions of possible racism. Two songs cited by the New York Daily News, which broke the story, included “That’s Why Darkies Were Born,” a 1931 hit for...
  • Parents drop legal fight over an Illinois school system’s transgender policy

    04/18/2019 6:07:19 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/17/2019 | Moraiah Balingit
    A group of parents who fought to keep transgender students out of locker rooms and bathrooms that match their gender identity abruptly dropped their lawsuit against a Chicago-area school district, ending a four-year legal battle that drew national attention. Students and Parents for Privacy sued Township High School District 211 in Palatine, Ill., after the school board, facing pressure from the Obama administration, voted to allow a transgender girl to use the girlsÂ’ locker room. The case drew national attention as schools throughout the country grappled with accommodating transgender people in bathrooms and locker rooms,(snip) In 2016, Students and Parents...
  • Admit it: Fox News has been right all along (WAPO!)

    04/17/2019 7:40:24 PM PDT · by bitt · 59 replies
    WAPO ^ | 4/15/2019 | Gary Abernathy
    Throughout most of southern Ohio, residents who watch cable news are predominantly glued to one channel: Fox News. People there don’t watch Fox News to know what to think; they already know what they think, and they avoid news channels that insult their intelligence and core beliefs. Yes, Fox News is an echo chamber for the right, but no more than CNN and MSNBC are for the left, as far as conservatives are concerned. To be fair, when a Democrat is in the White House, the networks switch places, with Fox News criticizing every move, and MSNBC and CNN defending...
  • Trump moves to resist House inquiries, setting up fight over congressional subpoena powers

    04/17/2019 9:46:42 AM PDT · by Innovative · 27 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Apr. 17, 2019 | Tom Hamburger , Karoun Demirjian , Josh Dawsey and Rachael Bade
    President Trump’s attorneys and the White House are moving to resist a growing number of congressional requests for information, increasing the likelihood of a protracted legal fight that could test the power of congressional subpoenas. The building battle will shape how much material House Democrats will be able to obtain about Trump’s policies and personal finances through multiple investigations launched by various congressional committees.
  • PRESIDENT TRUMP IS ELIMINATING A MAJOR FEDERAL AGENCY. THE WHITE HOUSE TOLD US WHY

    04/12/2019 2:34:00 PM PDT · by little jeremiah · 72 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9:47 AM 04/12/2019 | Molly Prince
    The White House is moving to dissolve the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and reorganize the agency’s responsibilities into three existing departments in order to “drive what is needed to support the mission in all of government.” “When we really look at the need for government overall, and we looked at the [OPM’s] design to support those needs, there was a fundamental structural misalignment between the challenges of today around our workforce and what OPM was conditioned to do,” Margaret Weichert, deputy director for management at the Office of Management and Budget and acting OPM director, told The Daily Caller...
  • Why The Media Is At War With Saudi Arabia

    04/10/2019 11:23:51 AM PDT · by detective · 12 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 10, 2019 | David Reaboi
    Most news consumers understand that media, in general, plays favorites. They cheer on and protect Designated Heroes, and with seemingly boundless energy relish every opportunity to assail Designated Villains. We’ve long known, from polling and other quantifiable metrics, that journalists have very pronounced political biases. Even as journalists often indignantly tout the objectivity of their work product and defend the credibility of others in their profession, the sorry results stand for themselves. It’s no longer controversial—other than in the most surreal, eye-rolling conversations with committed left-wing partisans—to say the American media leans overwhelmingly left and has a strong preference for...
  • Trump administration preparing to roll out Kushner's Israeli-Palestinian 'peace plan': Sources

    04/13/2019 1:07:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 11, 2019 | Jordyn Phelps
    With Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's reelection victory secured, the Trump administration is preparing to roll out Jared Kushner's "peace plan" as early as this month, sources familiar with the plan tell ABC News. President Donald Trump has been briefed on the plan, which Kushner and a small "peace team" have been quietly working on for months. The text itself remains a closely guarded secret -- even within the White House -- and has only been seen in its entirety by four people within the administration, the sources said.
  • Michael Moore, Mark Ruffalo claim to strategize for '2020 blue deluge'

    04/13/2019 9:42:15 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/21/2019 | Brian Flood
    Actor Mark Ruffalo and filmmaker Michael Moore claim to be strategizing for a “blue deluge” in 2020. Ruffalo, the far-left “Spotlight” and "Avengers" co-star, went on Twitter on Wednesday to tell his 4.7 million followers why he was hanging out with the liberal Moore. “Last night with @MMFlint and @WSUCampaign planning strategy for the 2020 blue deluge!” Ruffalo tweeted alongside a blue wave emoji. The liberal organization We Stand United was also tagged in the tweet. According to its website, the group was started “as an idea to foster connections and unity, and to provide a hopeful vision in the...
  • That time when Obama was considering dumping illegal aliens in Jeff Sessions' back yard

    04/12/2019 12:23:13 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 22 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 4/12/19 | Jon Dougherty
    Once again, Democrats are proving that in order to be a member of the Donkey Party you have to have been born without the hypocrisy gene. On Friday, the Washington Post, not much for journalistic ethics and integrity these days, ran with a story lamenting a Trump administration proposal to ‘relocate’ — as in, dump — masses of illegal aliens in cities where political rivals live. The Post noted: White House officials have tried to pressure U.S. immigration authorities to release detainees onto the streets of “sanctuary cities” to retaliate against President Trump’s political adversaries, according to Department of Homeland...
  • White House proposed releasing immigrant detainees in sanctuary cities, targeting political foes

    04/12/2019 3:47:25 AM PDT · by Libloather · 67 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 4/11/19 | Rachael Bade, Nick Miroff
    White House officials have tried to pressure U.S. immigration authorities to release detainees onto the streets of "sanctuary cities" to retaliate against President Donald Trump's political adversaries, according to Department of Homeland Security officials and email messages reviewed by The Washington Post. Trump administration officials have proposed transporting detained immigrants to sanctuary cities at least twice in the past six months - once in November, as a migrant caravan approached the U.S. southern border, and again in February, amid a standoff with Democrats over funding for Trump's border wall. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's district in San Francisco was among those...
  • Amazon employees push for company to 'be a climate leader' to combat global warming

    04/11/2019 9:44:16 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 44 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | April 10, 2019 | by Jason Abbruzzese
    More than 3,500 Amazon employees have signed a letter urging the e-commerce giant to take action on climate change, adding to growing activism by technology workers directed at their companies. The letter, published Wednesday on the blogging platform Medium, calls for Amazon to publicly detail how it plans to handle disruption brought on by climate change and reduce its dependence on fossil fuels. "Amazon has the resources and scale to spark the world’s imagination and redefine what is possible and necessary to address the climate crisis. We believe this is a historic opportunity for Amazon to stand with employees and...
  • Washington Post ‘conservative’ writer demands Barr be impeached

    04/10/2019 10:08:50 PM PDT · by MNDude · 68 replies
    Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin has called for Attorney General William Barr to be impeached. "[I]nstead of impeaching Trump why not impeach Barr?", Rubin tweeted minutes after the second day of Barr's hearing before the Senate Appropriations Committee concluded Wednesday. Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin has called for Attorney General William Barr to be impeached. "[I]nstead of impeaching Trump why not impeach Barr?", Rubin tweeted minutes after the second day of Barr's hearing before the Senate Appropriations Committee concluded Wednesday. If the investigators are right and there turns out to be a whole lot of evidence of wrongdoing, Barr should...
  • California Rep. Swalwell joins Democratic presidential race

    04/08/2019 4:45:58 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 119 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 8, 2019 | Associated Press
    California Rep. Eric Swalwell is officially in the running for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. Swalwell made the announcement during a taping Monday of CBS’ ”The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” The congressman says, “I see a country in quicksand, unable to solve threats from abroad, unable to make life better for people here at home.” He says, “None of that is going to change until we get a leader who is willing to go big on the issues we take on, be bold in the solutions we offer and do good in the way that we govern.” He says:...
  • The electoral college is a failure. The Founding Fathers would probably agree (Mega Barf Alert)

    04/08/2019 3:09:25 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 93 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | April 8, 2019 | Joshua Spivak
    As the presidential campaign heats up, so too has the movement to abolish or otherwise neutralize the electoral college. Some advocates argue that the electoral college was originally established to help less-populated states retain power, or to have every part of the country heard from in electing a chief executive. Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) claims the system was designed to help the slave states. But these are modern interpretations of what really happened at the Constitutional Convention of 1787. The electoral college was designed with two purposes: to separate the branches of government in an attempt to avoid “cabals” and...
  • On Joe McCarthy, Washington Post Gets It Embarrassingly Wrong

    04/06/2019 11:26:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 93 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 4/6/2019 | Jack Cashill
    The headline of Jonathan Zimmerman's article in the Washington Post, "How Trump finally turned Republicans against McCarthyism," alerted me to the possibility that Zimmerman has never spoken to a Republican in the wild. The subhead, "After nearly 70 years, Republicans have stopped defending Joe McCarthy," confirmed my suspicions. Zimmerman insists that the "new consensus" among Republicans is that "McCarthyism was, in fact, a massive, unpardonable assault on freedom, fairness and the rule of law." This is nuts. In reality, McCarthy's status among Republicans is higher now than it has been since his untimely death in 1957.
  • Inside the spectacular fall of the granddaddy of right-wing conspiracy sites (WND)

    04/03/2019 11:30:29 AM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 57 replies
    WaPo ^ | April 2, 2019 | Manuel Roig-Franzia
    In the feverish heyday of the “birther movement,” conspiracy-hungry readers swarmed to a website called WorldNetDaily for the latest on the specious yet viral theory that President Barack Obama was not born in the United States. The site’s founder, Joseph Farah — a former newspaperman with a dense, jet-black mustache and a cloak-and-dagger mystique — boasted in 2010 that he was well on the way to generating $10 million a year in revenue. His Northern Virginia-headquartered news site, known by the acronym WND, was having its moment by stoking rumors about Obama. But Farah — a conservative Internet pioneer who’d...
  • Trump incorrectly says that his father was born in Germany (making the rounds on MSM)

    04/03/2019 11:53:54 AM PDT · by gattaca · 100 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 2, 2019 | Justin Wise
    President Trump on Tuesday incorrectly said his father was from Germany while expressing frustration about the country’s payments toward NATO. "Germany, honestly, is not paying their fair share," Trump said at the White House before noting that he has "great respect" for German Chancellor Angela Merkel and "great respect for the country." "My father is German, was German," he continued. "Born in a very wonderful place in Germany, so I have a great feeling for Germany." The Washington Post said it as least the third time Trump has made this particular claim about his father, Fred Trump, who was born...
  • Washington Post: How Erdogan will respond to people's rebuke to him?

    04/02/2019 4:43:13 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 24 replies
    ANHA Hawar News ^ | 02 Apr 2019, Tue - 15:14 (2019-04-02T15:14:00) | NEWS DESK
    The editor of the Washington Post said that Erdogan who failed in the local elections has now refused to make concessions on Russian missiles or Syrian Kurds. Trump's administration will have no choice but to treat him as a rival. The editor wonders how Erdogan will react to the people's rebuke to him,The editor of the Washington Post talks about the results of local elections in Turkey, which he sees as a referendum on Erdogan's increasing authoritarian leadership.The editor notes that Erdogan used all his cheap tools that would have led the country to explosion in an attempt to rally...
  • Why I don't really, really understand the black middle class

    04/02/2019 9:37:25 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 18 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | June 19, 2018 | Professor Donald Collins
    It's amazing how similar middle-class and well-positioned African Americans are to white elites in their perspectives on US politics. They continue to play in the sandbox of respectability politics and civility, as if only since the election of Donald Trump as president has racial and socioeconomic progress been in jeopardy. Take Washington Post columnist Colbert I King's reaction to US Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement last month. The "honor - or from, my point of view, blame" for strengthening the right-wing hold on the Supreme Court
  • Whole Foods will slash prices on hundreds of items starting Wednesday

    04/01/2019 3:16:58 PM PDT · by Monrose72 · 45 replies
    CNBC ^ | 04-02-19 | Lauren Hirsch
    Whole Foods will slash prices on hundreds of items starting Wednesday, extending its focus beyond enticing Prime shoppers. The specialty grocer's last major price cut for all customers was in Nov. 2017. In the interim, it has been rolling out more perks catered to members of Amazon Prime, like offering them an extra 10 percent off discounted products. Amazon, which acquired Whole Foods in July 2017, had hoped to convert more Prime members into Whole Foods shoppers. The better Whole Foods is able to sync in-store shopping with Amazon Prime, the better it will be able to target its ads...