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  • ‘Trauma Lives in the Black Body’ – Cori Bush, Dem Reps Call For $14 Trillion in Federal Reparations to Compensate Descendants of Enslaved Africans

    05/17/2023 6:47:51 PM PDT · by bitt · 94 replies
    gateway pundit ^ | 5/17/2023 | Cristina Laila
    Democrat Rep. Cori Bush introduced a resolution demanding what is estimated to be $14 trillion in federal reparations. Reps. Cori Bush, Rashida Tlaib, Jamaal Bowman and Barbara Lee unveiled the resolution on Wednesday. Bush said black people ‘continue to live under slavery’ because of the black-white wealth gap. Rep. Bowman said, “Trauma lives in the black body.” “Research has shown this from generation to generation trauma lives in the body and lives in the blood vessels and lives in the DNA and the cells and the mind,” Bowman said, according to the Daily Mail. The Daily Mail reported: A number...
  • Clyburn backs Lee in California Senate race

    05/03/2023 8:19:29 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/03/2023 | CAROLINE VAKIL
    Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.), assistant House Democratic leader, is throwing his weight behind Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) in the California Senate race to replace Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-Calif.). “Barbara Lee is the voice Americans need now in the U.S. Senate,” Clyburn said in a statement. “She stands by what she believes in, and she doesn’t back down. In the House, she is an extremely accomplished legislator with a record of delivering historical achievement to end poverty, eradicate HIV and AIDS, and work for global peace and security,” he continued. “In the Senate, she will use all of her experiences to...
  • Schiff edges out Porter in California Senate race poll

    02/23/2023 8:56:05 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02-23-2023 | STEPHEN NEUKAM
    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) edges Rep. Katie Porter (D-Calif.) in one of the first polls conducted in the race to replace retiring Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), who announced her retirement earlier this month. Schiff received 22 percent of support in the University of California, Berkeley-Los Angeles Times poll, with Porter garnering 20 percent — a difference that is within the poll’s 2.5 percent margin of error. Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), who launched her campaign for the seat earlier this week, polled at 6 percent and Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.), who is rumored to be considering a bid, came in at...
  • Rep. Barbara Lee Joins Race for California US Senate Seat

    02/21/2023 12:33:08 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    KSBW ^ | Feb 21, 2023
    U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee on Tuesday formally launched her campaign for the Senate seat held by the retiring Dianne Feinstein, joining two fellow House Democrats in the race in the nation's most populous state. --Video from previous coverage. In a video posted on Twitter, Lee ran through a list of the personal and professional battles she has taken on in her life, including fighting to be her school's first Black cheerleader, championing protections for survivors of domestic violence and being the only member of Congress to vote against the authorization for the use of military force after the Sept. 11,...
  • Rep. Barbara Lee tells colleagues she intends to run for Senate in Calif.

    01/11/2023 7:57:16 PM PST · by KingofZion · 8 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 11, 2023 | Dylan Wells
    Rep. Barbara Lee on Wednesday told colleagues that she intends to run for the U.S. Senate in 2024, according to a person familiar with the conversation, revealing her plans to join a race that several House Democrats have shown interest in this week. Lee informed fellow members of the Congressional Black Caucus of her thinking, according to the person, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe private deliberations. Lee’s remarks did not amount to a formal announcement, said this person, who added that Lee is “getting her ducks in a row and figuring things out” and has spoken...
  • Republican flips northern California congressional seat

    12/02/2022 10:19:12 PM PST · by blueplum · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02 Dec 2022 | BENJAMIN JOHANSEN
    Republican nominee John Duarte is projected to win the race in California’s 13th congressional district, beating his Democratic opponent, state Assemblyman Adam Gray....The Associated Press called the race at 10:06 p.m. Friday.... ...The district has not elected a Republican since 1974 and Democratic voters outnumber Republicans 42 percent to 24 percent...
  • Abbas told Pelosi Israel must halt Palestinian evictions in east Jerusalem

    02/19/2022 5:04:46 AM PST · by bert · 11 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | FEBRUARY 19, 2022 | TOVAH LAZAROFF
    Israel must end its evictions of Palestinian families in east Jerusalem, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas told US House of Representative Speaker Nancy Pelosi when the two met in Ramallah. Their meeting took place as tensions have flared in the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah, where at least 28 Palestinian families face eviction. Abbas spoke with Pelosi on Thursday about "finally putting an end to Israel’s expulsion of Palestinians in occupied Jerusalem," according to the Palestine News Agency Wafa. He similar called for Israel to respect the "status quo" on Jerusalem's Temple Mount and for it to put an...
  • Rep. Barbara Lee tests positive for COVID-19

    12/21/2021 7:34:33 PM PST · by KingofZion · 58 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 21, 2021 | Nolan McCaskill
    Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Oakland) has tested positive for COVID-19, she said Tuesday in a statement. Lee, who is fully vaccinated and had also gotten a booster shot, said she received her positive test result this week. “Fortunately, I have only mild cold-like symptoms, but I know it could have been much worse had I not been vaccinated and boosted,” she said. “I am isolating and will follow all of the required health protocols to keep my loved ones, my staff, and my community safe.” Lee is at least the fifth member of Congress this week to announce having tested positive...
  • Fat chance! Obese cons in line for early release in new bill [Ayanna Pressley]

    04/06/2021 5:15:00 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 7 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 1/26/2021 | Howie Carr
    Rep. Ayanna Pressley just doesn’t want to make sure no murderers are executed, she’s also pushing the immediate release of all … fat prisoners. Yes, it’s right there, in what she proudly calls the “landmark Dismantle Mass Incarceration for Public Health Act” which she filed last year with fellow squad member Rep. Rashida Tlaib and California Rep. Barbara Lee. It would “require States and units of local government to certify a commitment to release certain individuals from jails and prisons,” including those who are “diagnosed with obesity.” Would this have included the pleasingly plump Boston Mafia boss Carmen “the Cheeseman”...
  • The Secret History of the Shadow Campaign That Saved the 2020 Election

    02/05/2021 5:29:20 AM PST · by MNDude · 48 replies
    That's why the participants want the secret history of the 2020 election told, even though it sounds like a paranoid fever dream–a well-funded cabal of powerful people, ranging across industries and ideologies, working together behind the scenes to influence perceptions, change rules and laws, steer media coverage and control the flow of information. They were not rigging the election; they were fortifying it.“
  • Rep. Barbara Lee Says ‘It Would Be An Honor’ To Be The Next California Senator

    11/21/2020 8:24:30 AM PST · by DFG · 36 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | 11/20/2020 | Eric Quintanar
    The most left-wing member of the House of Representatives has publicly signaled interest in serving as the next U.S. senator from California, saying that “it would be an honor” if she was selected to finish the term of freshman Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA). Congresswoman Barabara Lee (D-CA), who has represented Oakland since 1998, showed her interest in a Twitter statement Thursday. According to GovTrack, Lee was the “most politically left” member of the House of Representatives in 2019.
  • Rep. Omar Co-Leads Comprehensive “THRIVE Agenda” to Address COVID-19, Climate Change, Racial Injustice, and Economic Crises

    09/11/2020 4:33:35 AM PDT · by Golden Eagle · 11 replies ^ | September 10, 2020 | Ilhan Omar Press Release
    WASHINGTON—Today, Rep. Omar, along with U.S. Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) and a coalition of grassroots groups; labor unions; Black, Brown and Indigenous leaders from across the country to introduce a bold plan for economic renewal known as the Agenda to Transform, Heal, and Renew by Investing in a Vibrant Economy, or THRIVE Agenda. In the Senate the resolution is led by Senator Markey, Cory A. Booker (D-N.J.), Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Jeffrey A. Merkley (D-Ore.), and...
  • Bernie Sanders Delegates from California Reject Kamala Harris as Running Mate

    07/20/2020 9:09:06 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 20 2020 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    A group of “progressives” representing a large proportion of delegates won by Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-CA) in California has signed a letter to presumptive Democratic Party presidential nominee Joe Biden urging that he pick a running mate from a short list of candidates that does to include local Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA). Instead, they say, he should choose Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA), Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA), or former Sanders campaign spokesperson Nina Turner, a former Ohio state legislator. The San Francisco Chronicle reports: California Sen. Kamala Harris is widely believed to be on Joe Biden’s short list for vice president,...
  • Rep. Barbara Lee wants to form a racial healing commission to reckon with 400 years of systemic racism

    06/09/2020 3:40:44 PM PDT · by Stravinsky · 73 replies
    Berkeleyside ^ | June 9, 2020 | Supriya Yelimili
    As sustained national protests to end police brutality enter their third week, East Bay Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-Oakland) is pushing for legislation to unpack and address the deep-rooted history of systemic racism in the United States and sustain the Black Lives Matter movement into the future. Last week, Lee called for the creation of a “Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation Commission.” The proposed commission would have a broad advisory goal, asking the United States to address a legacy of oppression beginning 400 years ago with slavery. It would then offer recommendations to catalyze progress in education, health care, employment, Social...
  • Balancing the ticket: Stacey Abrams, Kamala Harris top VP picks for 'She the People'

    03/16/2020 4:46:22 AM PDT · by kevcol · 70 replies
    NBC News ^ | March 11, 2020 | Alex Seitz-Wald
    Abrams, who narrowly lost a Georgia gubernatorial bid in 2018, was the clear front-runner, with 63 percent picking her. She was followed by Harris, the California senator and former presidential candidate, who was chosen by 42 percent of respondents. Other top VP options included Reps. Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts and Barbara Lee of California, who were both chosen by about 11 percent.
  • Omar rips Trump on new Iran sanctions: 'This is not a measured response'

    01/08/2020 12:45:37 PM PST · by jazusamo · 66 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 8, 2020 | Justine Wise
    Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) on Wednesday condemned President Trump's decision to impose further economic sanctions on Iran, saying that the move was not a "measured response" in the wake of escalating tensions in the Middle East. During a public address from the White House, Trump announced that the U.S. would implement "punishing" sanctions on the Iranian regime as it evaluated a response to Tehran's overnight missile attack on Iraqi military bases housing U.S. troops. The attack followed a U.S. airstrike that killed Gen. Qassem Soleimani, one of the most powerful officials in Iran and the leader of its elite Quds...
  • Is Iran Quietly Infiltrating Congress Through Democrats Like Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib?

    12/26/2019 2:38:08 PM PST · by bitt · 46 replies ^ | 12/23/2019 | tyler o'neill
    Earlier this month, House Democrats sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, urging sanctions relief for Iran. Among other things, they criticized "the designation of Iran's Central Bank under terror authorities," arguing that "the efficacy of sanctions is questionable." An organization long described as a front group for the Iran regime sponsored the letter and has embedded staffers with many of the letter's supporters in Congress, including Reps. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.). “Is Iran’s regime quietly infiltrating Congress?” M. Hanif Jazayeri, news editor at Free Iran, asked on Twitter. He pointed out that...
  • AOC, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren Back Bill Seen As “First Step” To Legalizing Prostitution

    12/23/2019 9:32:11 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 42 replies
    The Activist Mommy ^ | December 21, 2019 | The Activist Mommy
    The nation’s foremost leftist legislators are lending their voice to a new piece of legislation that is being heralded as the “first step” toward legalizing prostitution in America. The SAFE SEX Workers Study Act, introduced by Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), would toss taxpayer money into an in-depth study on the effects of two anti-sex trafficking bills that became law last year, the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act and the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (SESTA/FOSTA). The bill is co-sponsored in the House by Rep. Barbara Lee of California and in...
  • Here Are The 17 Members Of Congress Who Voted Against Condemning BDS

    07/24/2019 2:23:41 PM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 34 replies
    Forward ^ | 7/24/19 | Aiden Pink
    The House of Representatives voted Tuesday by an overwhelming margin to pass a resolution condemning the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel and to endorse a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The non-binding resolution passed 398-17. Resolution sponsor Rep. Brad Schneider, a Democrat from Illinois, told JTA that the measure’s resounding success shows that support for Israel is a bipartisan phenomenon. While the resolution also made clear that Americans had the right to petition the government in support or opposition to a particular foreign policy, some Democrats argued that the resolution, which has no force in law,...
  • So, who are the 17 members of Congress who voted against House (Anti-BDS) Resolution 246

    07/25/2019 7:15:32 PM PDT · by robowombat · 6 replies
    BARENAKEDISLAM ^ | JULY 25, 2019
    So, who are the 17 members of Congress who voted against House Resolution 246 which condemns the anti-Israel, terrorist-funded BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) movement? JULY 25, 2019 BY BARENAKEDISLAM The US House of Representatives voted 398 – 17 Tuesday to pass a non-binding resolution that opposes the BDS movement against Israel. 16 of the 17 “NO” votes were Democrats, including 3 of 4 members of the ‘Jihad Squad’ – Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Andre Carson (D-IN), a Muslim, also voted “NO.” The Dems that voted against HR 246 Rep Betty McCullom-Minnesota Rep Raul Grijalva-Arizona Rep Mark Pocan-Wisconsin Rep...