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  • Bernie Sanders defends Fidel Castro's socialist Cuba: 'Unfair to simply say everything is bad'

    02/23/2020 6:49:34 PM PST · by karpov · 110 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 23, 2020 | Vandana Rambaran
    Sen. Bernie Sanders, the frontrunner for the Democrats' presidential nomination, doubled down on his support for some of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro's policies, saying in an interview that aired Sunday, "it's unfair to simply say everything is bad." Speaking to CBS News' "60 Minutes," Sanders, a self-proclaimed democratic socialist, pointed to social welfare programs introduced under Castro's regime that he described as redeeming, despite the communist dictator's often repressive human-rights violations against Cubans. "We're very opposed to the authoritarian nature of Cuba but you know, it's unfair to simply say everything is bad. You know? When Fidel Castro came into...
  • Exclusive: Trump's "Deep State" Hit List

    02/23/2020 6:48:09 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 75 replies
    Axios ^ | February 24, 2020
    The Trump White House and its allies, over the past 18 months, assembled detailed lists of disloyal government officials to oust — and trusted pro-Trump people to replace them — according to more than a dozen sources familiar with the effort who spoke to Axios. By the time President Trump instructed his 29-year-old former body man and new head of presidential personnel to rid his government of anti-Trump officials, he'd gathered reams of material to support his suspicions. A well-connected network of conservative activists with close ties to Trump and top administration officials is quietly helping develop these "Never Trump"/pro-Trump...
  • DHS whistleblower Philip Haney found dead

    02/22/2020 4:45:51 PM PST · by loucon · 66 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/22 | Fox News
    Haney reportedly died of a single, self-inflicted gunshot wound.
  • LIVE: Nevada Caucus

    02/22/2020 11:58:12 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 411 replies
    News Update Live ^ | February 22 | Staff
    Live Now | AREA OF THE BALLROOM WHEN THE CAUCUS BEGINS. BELLAGIO HOTEL BALLROOM, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, USA - People gather in community center to choose their preferred Democratic candidates in 2020 presidential race. SCHEDULE: 1800GMT - #NevadaCaucus meetings begin 2000GMT - Voting expected to begin 2200GMT APPROX - Voting expected to end
  • Addressing Beltway rumors: The Attorney General has no plans to resign.

    02/18/2020 10:25:40 PM PST · by Swarthy Greek Immigrant · 58 replies ^ | 10:28 PM · Feb 18, 2020 | KerriKupecDOJ @KerriKupecDOJ
    KerriKupecDOJ @KerriKupecDOJ Official DOJ Twitter account. AG Barr Spox; Dir. of Comms & Public Affairs @TheJusticeDept Addressing Beltway rumors: The Attorney General has no plans to resign. 10:28 PM · Feb 18, 2020
  • DOJ pushes back at reports Barr considered quitting over Trump tweets

    02/18/2020 8:34:23 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 101 replies
    Fox News ^ | 02/18/2020 | Morgan Phillips
    The Justice Department pushed back Tuesday night at multiple reports claiming Attorney General William Barr told people close to him he’s considering stepping down over President Trump’s tweets, days after Barr admitted that Trump’s tweeting made it “impossible for me to do my job.” “Addressing Beltway rumors: The Attorney General has no plans to resign,” DOJ spokeswoman Kerri Kupec tweeted. Barr “has his limits,” one person familiar with Barr’s thinking told The Washington Post. Its report suggested that Barr wanted Trump to “get the message” to stop weighing in publicly in ongoing criminal cases. An administration official gave a similar...
  • Rosario Dawson officially comes out as LGBTQ in latest interview (Cory Bookers' Girlfriend)

    02/18/2020 8:52:31 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 42 replies
    NBC ^ | 02 18 2020 | Gwen Aviles
    The actress Rosario Dawson has come out in a wide-ranging interview touching upon her latest projects, activism and her relationship with former Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker. In the interview with Bustle, Dawson clarified that a 2018 Instagram post about Pride, in which she stated that she was "sending love" to her "fellow LGBTQ+ homies," was mistaken as her coming out. “People kept saying that I [came out] ... I didn’t do that,” she told Bustle. “I mean, it’s not inaccurate, but I never did come out come out. I mean, I guess I am now.” While Dawson did not...
  • Topless protesters storm stage as Bernie Sanders campaigns in Nevada

    02/17/2020 1:24:25 AM PST · by bryan999 · 55 replies
    A group of protesters blew their tops — literally — as Sen. Bernie Sanders was campaigning in Carson City, Nev., on Sunday. The Democratic presidential hopeful had just finished introducing his wife Jane O'Meara Sanders as “the next First Lady” when a woman walked up to the mic and started rambling about subsidies for the dairy industry, video posted to social media showed. “Bernie, I’m your biggest supporter and I’m here to ask you to stop propping up the dairy industry and to stop propping up animal agriculture. I believe in you,” she exclaimed before the sound was cut. Two...
  • Rival Democrats accuse Bloomberg of trying to 'buy' election

    02/16/2020 4:33:19 PM PST · by Libloather · 80 replies
    RENO, Nev. - With the Nevada caucuses less than a week away, Democratic presidential candidates campaigning Sunday were fixated on a rival who wasn't contesting the state. Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden and Amy Klobuchar all targeted billionaire Mike Bloomberg, accusing him of buying his way into the election and making clear they were eager to take him on in a debate. “He thinks he can buy this election,” Sanders said of the former New York mayor at a rally in Reno. “Well, I’ve got news for Mr. Bloomberg - the American people are sick and tired of billionaires buying elections!”...
  • Trump to rev up Daytona 500 with historic lap in presidential limo, ‘The Beast’

    02/16/2020 10:27:36 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 148 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 16 | Stephen Sorace
    President Trump is set to rev up NASCAR’s Daytona 500 on Sunday with a lap around the famed oval track in the armored presidential limo, dubbed “The Beast,” a first for any U.S. president, Fox News has confirmed. Trump and first lady Melania Trump will make their historic trip in the 22,000-pound vehicle around Florida’s Daytona International Speedway ahead of the race, Fox News chief White House correspondent John Roberts reported.
  • BREAKING: Suspect who destroyed College Republicans’ booth at UCSC identified as queer activist

    02/15/2020 11:48:30 AM PST · by lowbridge · 46 replies ^ | February 14, 2020 | Andy Ngo
    The Post Millennial can report that one of the assailants who destroyed a College Republicans booth and assaulted a tabler at the University of California, Santa Cruz, has been identified as 23-year-old queer activist, Martina Martin, who also uses the name Artimus Martin.  On Feb. 7, Martin and another young woman were filmed vandalizing the booth at Quarry Plaza on the UCSC campus. Martin, who uses “they” and “them” pronouns, can be seen taking the lead on the attack by trying to forcibly yank a “Trump 2020” flag from Hayden Williams, who was tabling at the booth and was scheduled as...
  • Warren’s epic flop in New Hampshire leaves her no path to the Democratic nomination

    02/11/2020 8:01:24 PM PST · by catnipman · 132 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/11/2020 | Kaylee McGhee
    Elizabeth Warren admitted defeat in New Hampshire Tuesday night. She claimed to be still plotting a path forward for her presidential campaign, but, at this point, it has nowhere left to go. With results still coming in, MSNBC has projected that Warren will come out of the primary with zero delegates. At best, she'll be in a distant fourth, well behind Bernie Sanders, Pete Buttigieg, and Amy Klobuchar. This was a disastrous night for Warren on top of an already lackluster showing in Iowa last week.
  • DOJ expected to scale back Roger Stone's 'extreme' sentencing recommendation: official

    02/11/2020 10:02:30 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | 02/11/2020 | Jake Gibson, David Spunt
    The Justice Department is preparing to change its sentencing recommendation for Roger Stone after top brass were “shocked” at the stiff prison term initially being sought, according to a senior DOJ official. Federal prosecutors had recommended that Judge Amy Berman Jackson sentence Stone to between 87 and 108 months in prison for his conviction on seven counts of obstruction, witness tampering, and making false statements to Congress on charges that stemmed from former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. “The Department was shocked to see the sentencing recommendation in the filing in the Stone case last night,” the official told...
  • Pete Buttigieg Belches Loudly into a Microphone at New Hampshire Town Hall

    02/10/2020 8:29:38 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 66 replies
    Greg Jarrett ^ | 02/10/2020 | Jarrett Staff
    Mayor Pete might be in the running for biggest gaffe of the week after a bit of an audible outburst at a New Hampshire Town Hall. Watch the video:
  • Fox: Live: US AG Barr to announce a cyber-related enforcement action

    02/10/2020 8:25:37 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 43 replies
    FNC ^ | 10/2/20 | Barr
    Last question at about 33:50 is about Biden and whether there is an open investigation. He responds, "I don't comment on investigations, especially not open investigations". Then he leaves.
  • Sergeant from San Antonio killed in Afghanistan attack, per U.S. Army officials

    02/09/2020 1:25:58 PM PST · by sockmonkey · 25 replies
    KSAT ^ | 2-9-2020 | Cody King
    SAN ANTONIO – A San Antonio soldier was killed after a recent attack in Afghanistan, according to U.S. Army officials. Sgt. 1st Class Javier J. Gutierrez, 28, of San Antonio, died Saturday, Feb. 8 from wounds he sustained during a combat mission in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan. According to a report from The Associated Press, the U.S. Military said “an individual in an Afghan uniform opened fire on the combined U.S. and Afghan force with a machine gun. We are still collecting information and the cause or motive behind the attack is unknown at this time." Gutierrez was one of two...
  • Death toll in Thailand shooting rises to 21

    02/08/2020 4:23:39 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/2/20
    A member of the Thai security forces was killed in a raid into a shopping mall to try to stop a soldier who went a shooting rampage, bringing the total death toll to 21, the health minister said Saturday night, according to Reuters. The killings began when the soldier opened fire in a house before moving to an army camp and then to the mall in Nakhon Ratchasima in northeastern Thailand. Gunfire later broke out at the mall as security forces tried to dislodge...
  • US embassy says an American diagnosed with the new coronavirus died in Wuhan, China

    02/07/2020 10:27:54 PM PST · by PghBaldy · 24 replies
    CNBC ^ | February 8 | Christine Wang
    A U.S. citizen diagnosed with the new coronavirus died in Wuhan, China on Thursday, the U.S. embassy said in a statement. “We can confirm a 60-year old U.S. citizen diagnosed with coronavirus died at Jinyintian Hospital in Wuhan, China on February 6. We offer our sincerest condolences to the family on their loss. Out of the respect for the family’s privacy, we have no further comment,” the embassy said.
  • Passengers quarantined on cruise ship are desperate to escape coronavirus that infected 64 fellow travelers [florida couple on quarantined cruise ship in japan]

    02/07/2020 9:46:23 PM PST · by varina davis · 41 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 7, 2020 | Washington Post
    <p>YOKOHAMA, Japan —For now, only the sick can leave.</p> <p>Growing desperate after days of being cooped up, Vana Mendizabal, 69, suddenly realized: What if her only escape route from the ship and the mandatory 14-day quarantine would be to come down with the virus?</p>
  • Trump Fires Gordon Sondland Hours After Dismissing Impeachment Witness Alexander Vindman

    02/07/2020 3:59:49 PM PST · by grayboots · 311 replies
    NYSlimes ^ | 2/7/2020 | Peter Baker, Maggie Haberman, Danny Hakim and Michael S. Schmidt
    President Trump and his aides wasted little time opening a campaign of retribution against those he blames for his impeachment, firing on Friday two of the most prominent witnesses in the inquiry against him barely 48 hours after the Senate acquitted the president. Emboldened by his victory and determined to strike back, Mr. Trump fired Gordon D. Sondland, the ambassador to the European Union, within hours of the White House dismissing Lt. Col. Alexander S. Vindman, a decorated Iraq war veteran who was a Ukraine expert on the National Security Council. Both officials testified to a House committee about the...