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  • ABC’s Terry Moran Confronts Sarah Sanders

    12/18/2018 12:45:38 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 20 replies
    Mediaite ^ | December 18, 2018 | Aidan McLaughlin
    White House press secretary Sarah Sanders gave her first press briefing in weeks on Tuesday, and she faced a barrage of questions over President Donald Trump‘s demand for border wall funding. ABC News’s Terry Moran was scathing in his questioning, directly confronting Sanders over Trump’s nonsensical claim that his USMCA trade deal with Mexico will result in the country paying for a wall on its border.
  • Where Do Illinois Republicans Go From Here?

    11/25/2018 1:01:36 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 35 replies
    WTTW ^ | November 14, 2018 | Nicole Cardos
    Illinois has long been a blue state, mainly because of the way Chicagoans lean. But if state Republicans had hopes of gaining, or even maintaining ground last Tuesday, their hopes were quickly quashed. Democrats ousted Republicans in the race for governor and in two key congressional districts, and the General Assembly locked in Democratic supermajorities in both houses. So where do Republicans in Illinois stand today, and what’s to come?
  • Native Americans mark Thanksgiving with day of mourning

    11/22/2018 12:16:17 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 85 replies
    Yahoo ^ | November 22, 2018 | Yahoo/AP
    PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Thanksgiving is nothing to celebrate for Native Americans, who are gathering in the town where the Pilgrims settled for a solemn National Day of Mourning observance. Thursday's noon gathering in downtown Plymouth, Massachusetts, will recall the disease, racism and oppression that the European settlers brought. It's the 49th year that the United American Indians of New England have organized the event on Thanksgiving Day.
  • What happened to Charlie Skyes? Is his lack of GOP enthusiasm hurting Walker in Waukesha?

    10/31/2018 10:13:23 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 17 replies
    Guava Cheese Puff | October 31, 2018 | Guava Cheese Puff
    What's up with Charlie Skyes? He has been surly and gloomy since Donald Trump won the GOP nomination and the presidency in 2016. Is his lack of enthusiasm hurting Scott Walker in Wisconsin, especially conservative fortress Waukesha? What's going on over there? My friend lives in Waukesha and is worried about some guy Evers in the polls against Walker.
  • Social justice group demands ouster of Golden staffer Ian Reilly

    10/30/2018 7:20:01 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 6 replies
    Brooklyn Eagle ^ | October 29, 2018 | Paula Katinas
    The controversy over a campaign staffer to Republican state Sen. Martin Golden inviting an alt-right leader to speak at a GOP club continued to escalate as a Bay Ridge social justice organization demonstrated in front of the lawmaker’s campaign headquarters and supporters staunchly defended him. The group Bay Ridge for Social Justice held a protest rally outside Golden’s campaign office at 7615 Third Ave. on Oct. 21 to demand that the senator fire Ian Reilly.
  • Montgomery Co. {Maryland} Councilman not lovin' McDonald's PTA fundraisers

    02/01/2008 8:32:14 PM PST · by 3AngelaD · 18 replies · 495+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 1, 2008 | Leah Fabel
    WASHINGTON - A Montgomery County Councilman railed against a popular school fundraiser Thursday, comparing a McDonald’s McTeacher Night to inviting children to a tobacco shop....McTeacher Nights, held at local McDonald’s franchises, involve school staff working the registers while students and families stop in to eat. In exchange, the franchise donates a percentage of the night’s profit to the school. This year, PTAs at Baker Middle School in Damascus and Cedar Grove Elementary in Germantown sponsored such fundraisers. The flap over McTeacher nights arose during committee meetings in Rockville, where representatives from the Center for Science in the Public Interest presented...
  • Fourth Finds Times in Melancholy Mood: America Falls Short in World's View

    07/04/2007 4:43:04 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 25 replies · 626+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    I was confident the New York Times would find a way to pour cold water on the Fourth of July. Still, turning to it this morning, I was curious to see just what kind of wet [with that cold water]blanket the Times would throw on our national holiday. And the Grey Lady didn't disappoint, with a sour, melancholy editorial viewing America through the eyes of other countries -- and naturally finding us wanting. Looking Outward on the Fourth begins with a lament over "these very difficult times, four years deep into a war that has turned much of the world...
  • Hamas to fight ‘porn culture’

    04/07/2006 6:03:05 PM PDT · by voletti · 9 replies · 332+ views
    Daily Times ^ | 4/8/06 | Reuters
    GAZA: The new Palestinian culture minister has set his sights on stamping out pornography - and belly dancing. Atallah Abu Al-Subbah, a senior official of Islamist militant group Hamas, said belly dancing was “a form of striptease”. “I do not regard forms of pornography and striptease as culture. They are destructive,” Abu Al-Subbah told Reuters in an interview late on Thursday. Since Hamas swept parliamentary elections in January, fears among secular Palestinians that the group might crack down on various forms of entertainment and the drinking of alcohol have largely proven unfounded. Hamas took office last week. Abu Al-Subbah did...
  • We've GOT to keep working (vanity)

    09/05/2004 9:36:37 PM PDT · by sc2_ct · 16 replies · 308+ views | 9/6/2004 | sc2_ct
    I've seen a lot of self-congratulatory posts lately in light of the Time and Newsweak polling data as well as other sources showing Bush up by large margins. This has me very concerned, as nothing can lead to low voter turnout faster than a presumption that victory is a forgone conclusion. Now is the time to fight harder than ever if we hope to win this one. Whether it's just talking to friends and trying to influence them with good conversation over a beer or getting involved in your local GOP to help with the "get out the vote" effort,...
  • Bush Ten Points Down!!!

    09/04/2004 10:35:58 PM PDT · by sixxiron · 206 replies · 1,923+ views
    9/3/2004 | Sixxiron
    Nowthat the convetions are over, now that both candidates are out in "battleground" states, it is critical that we do not get over-confident in the commanding lead from our commander in cheif. I, like most of you are as bumped as I have ever been, but I am forcing myself to think of Bush as 10 POINTS DOWN! I am calling on all of you to take this stand and to work as hard as we possibly can to make sure that we close the deal on election day. On the day after the election, when we have "come back"...
  • A call for civility on Free Republic

    08/30/2004 10:05:23 PM PDT · by ChicagoHebrew · 649 replies · 9,946+ views
    Vanity | 08/31/04 | ChicagoHebrew
    I enjoy this forum, but lately I've noticed a troubling tendency for posters here to descend into horrible and immature name-calling. Such name-calling, and extremism without reason does nothing but harm our cause. It turns off casual lurkers and readers of this forum. It provides fodder for this forum to be demonized and non-respected elsewhere. Below I provide a few examples. I call on Freepers to stop using such terms voluntarily. If that doesn't work, I call on the moderators to warn, if not censor, posters who use such terms. I realize that Democratic Underground uses even more ridiculous terms...