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  • Time Person of the Year: Climate crisis activist Greta Thunberg.

    12/11/2019 5:23:11 AM PST · by carriage_hill · 152 replies
    CNN Business ^ | 12/11/2019 | Kerry Flynn
    Time magazine has chosen Greta Thunberg, a Swedish climate crisis activist, as person of the year. Each year, the magazine features the most influential person, group, movement or idea of the previous 12 months. Last year, it was "The Guardians," a group of journalists who have been targeted or assaulted for their work. In 2017, it was "The Silence Breakers," the group of people who came forward to report sexual misconduct. Past Persons of the Year include Adolf Hitler, Ayatollah Khomeini and Joseph Stalin.
  • VIDEO: Protesting students confront Border Patrol speakers at U. Arizona

    03/26/2019 6:44:37 AM PDT · by Midwesterner53 · 9 replies ^ | March 24, 2019 | Dave Huber
    Early last week a pair of Border Patrol employees speaking to a campus club at the University of Arizona faced an impromptu demonstration led, naturally, by a “studies” major. Mexican-American studies major “Denisse” saw the BP personnel addressing the Criminal Justice Organization and began questioning their presence, interrupting their talk. She was miffed at a story of a family that had been detained by the BP just four miles from campus.
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Makes Time Magazine Cover April 1st 2019 (No Fooling)

    03/21/2019 1:36:22 AM PDT · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 95 replies
    NY (Com)Post ^ | March 21, 2019 | Ben Feuerherd
    Freshman [Representative] Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will grace the front page of the April 1 [2019] edition of Time Magazine...The Bronx-native, who shook the Democratic establishment by defeating longtime congressman Joe Crowly in 2018, appears in a headshot taken by photographer Collier Schorr next to the headline: “The Phenom.” The story accompanying the front page, written by Charolette Alter, describes Ocasio-Cortez as “the second-most talked about politician in America...
  • Virginia Poll: Rep. Bart Struggles to Put Away Dem Spanberger

    10/30/2018 8:20:26 AM PDT · by beejaa · 17 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Oct. 29, 2018 | Eric Mack
    Voter enthusiasm might be the difference in Virginia's 7th Congressional District race between GOP incumbent Dave Brat and surging Democrat Abigail Spanberger, according to the latest poll from The Judy Ford Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University. The race is a statistical dead heat with Spanberger holding a 1-point edge on Rep. Brat 46-45 among likely voters, which is well within the poll's plus or minus 4.2 percentage point margin of error. Among the most committed voters, Spanberger's lead widens to 3 points 48-45 percent, albeit still within the margin. Voter turnout will decide this race and...
  • In Virginia, Dave Brat Runs to Represent His District, Not National Pundits

    10/26/2018 6:10:51 AM PDT · by C19fan · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | October 26, 2018 | Theodore Kupfer
    At a town hall last May in Blackstone, Va., congressman Dave Brat, representing that state’s seventh district, couldn’t get a word in edgewise. A comment about the importance of economic growth was met with jeers from the crowd of mostly women, many of whom were waving red rectangles of construction paper they had brought for the occasion. The town hall was one of many across the country that spring at which Republican congressmen were met with an angry reception, but Brat’s drew national attention. The congressman who had three years prior defeated House majority leader Eric Cantor on the back...
  • ‘Terror High’ Scandal Drags on Democrat Spanberger as GOP’s Dave Brat Leads in Latest Poll

    10/25/2018 5:54:43 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 3 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 October 2018 | John Binder
    Rep. Dave Brat (R-VA) is leading his Democrat opponent, Abigail Spanberger, in the district’s latest poll. A new Sienna College/New York Times poll reveals that Brat leads Spanberger in the race 47 percent to 43 percent with nine percent of likely voters in the district still undecided. The poll also found that 41 percent of voters in the district do not know who Spanberger is, while only 37 percent of voters view her favorably. Brat, on the other hand, is favored by 44 percent of voters in the district. Spanberger has been plagued with scandal throughout her race against Brat...
  • Dave Brat trailing in reelection bid

    09/25/2018 9:48:36 AM PDT · by lasereye · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/25/18 | MICHAEL BURKE
    Republican Rep. Dave Brat is trailing Democrat Abigail Spanberger by five points in a Virginia district that hasn't sent a Democrat to the House in more than 45 years, according to a new poll. Spanberger has the support of 47 percent of potential voters, compared to Brat's 42 percent, according to a Monmouth University survey released Tuesday. Spangberger's lead is just outside the poll's margin of error, which is 4.9 percentage points. Virginia's 7th Congressional District used to be solidly red, but courts forced the state to redraw it shortly after Brat was elected in 2014 following a shocking GOP...
  • Intern who cursed at Trump is identified, was suspended but not fired

    06/26/2018 8:09:18 AM PDT · by freeandfreezing · 55 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/25/18 | Chad Pergram
    The Congressional intern who hollered “Mr. President, f--- you!” across the Capitol Rotunda last week during a presidential visit has been identified. Sources tell Fox News the woman in question is 21-year-old Caitlin Marriott, who is interning in the office of Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H. Fox News is told she has not been terminated and will continue to work there through August.
  • Eric Cantor: Moore ‘deserves to lose’

    12/05/2017 9:58:01 AM PST · by x1stcav · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/5/17 | Max Greenwood
    Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said on Tuesday that he's bothered by the Republican National Committee's decision to its reinstate support for GOP Senate candidate and accused child molester Roy Moore, saying that Moore "deserves to lose." "I think he deserves to lose," Cantor said on CNN's New Day. "When I was in office as Majority Leader, I had the policy of zero tolerance for any of this kind of stuff."
  • Raucous, angry crowd grills Virginia Rep. Brat at town hall

    05/10/2017 12:14:02 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 9, 2017 11:00 PM EDT | Sarah Rankin
    Critics of Republican U.S. Rep. Dave Brat and the House health care bill he voted for packed a raucous town hall meeting in his Virginia district Tuesday night, booing and shouting down the congressman from start to finish. Brat is the latest in a series of lawmakers across the country who have gotten an earful from constituents at town hall meetings since last week’s passage of the House health care bill that would repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. […] A former economics professor who defeated then-House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in a historic 2014 upset, Brat briefly discussed...
  • Brat: New health care bill can be done in a week

    04/22/2017 12:38:33 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 32 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 04/21/2007 | Sally Persons
    Rep. Dave Brat said Friday the GOP can get the new health care bill done in a week. “It’s not really a new bill,” Mr. Brat, Virginia Republican and a member of the House Freedom Caucus, said on CNN’s “New Day.” “We’re still waiting on the official text.” Mr. Brat said that after the Republicans’ failed attempt at putting together a replacement plan for Obamacare last month, Vice President Mike Pence came together with House Republicans to work out the issues from the last bill. “Vice President Pence came over and met with all of us. He had a great...
  • ‘Military Brat:’ Do You Know Where The Term Comes From?

    04/17/2017 10:53:31 AM PDT · by carolinablonde · 70 replies
    DoDLive ^ | 4/13/2017 | Katie Lange
    We’ve all heard the term “military brat” before. It pertains to those children who grew up in military families. “Brats” wear the name like a badge of honor, often because of the moves, stressors and cultural experiences that make them more resilient than their civilian counterparts.
  • We Can Still Get Healthcare [insurance] Right [Rep. Dave Brat]

    03/27/2017 10:33:36 AM PDT · by Qiviut · 147 replies
    Facebook ^ | March 26, 2017 | Dave Brat
    Rep. Dave Brat is my rep. Yesterday, he posted an article to his constituents on his Facebook page. There are a lot of rumors & "who shot John" accusations flying around, but here it is straight from a Freedom Caucus & Conservative mouth as to what happened. There are a lot of terrific comments in this article and it's well worth reading. Personally, Dave Brat speaks for me ...... it was a great day when Eric Cantor was deposed from his self-assumed throne & I am grateful every day for Dave Brat. So far he has acted in the best...
  • Kid destroys $15,000 LEGO sculpture an hour after new exhibit opens

    06/03/2016 3:44:01 PM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies ^ | June 1, 2016 | Alicia Tan
    Children might be small in stature, but let's be honest, they can be rather destructive when left to their own devices. Such is the case with a young Chinese boy, who single-handedly pushed over a giant fox figurine of Nick from Zootopia on Sunday at the LEGO Expo in Ningbo, China. It so happened that it was the first day of the exhibition and the display had been open to the public for no more than an hour when the incident occurred. SEE ALSO: Search for 7-year-old boy left in forest by parents as punishment enters 4th day
  • [Video] 'Daddy went past a red light.' Boy calls 911 on dad

    06/01/2016 4:20:29 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 30 replies
    WCVB.COM ^ | 01 JUNE 2016 | WCVB.COM
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  • (Cincinnati) Zoo: Gorilla killed after dragging boy who fell into exhibit; child hospitalized

    05/28/2016 4:42:31 PM PDT · by xzins · 147 replies
    WCPO ^ | 28 May 16 | WCPO Staff
    CINCINNATI – A gorilla was killed after it dragged a 3-year-old boy that fell into its enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden Saturday, Zoo Director Thane Maynard said. The boy was hospitalized with injuries that were not life-threatening, police said. Police and EMTs were called to the zoo at about 4 p.m. for reports that a gorilla was "slamming the child into the wall." Maynard said the boy crawled through a barrier and landed in the moat. He was walking and splashing. Harambe, a 17-year-old male gorilla weighing more than 400 pounds, picked up the boy, Maynard said....
  • “World’s Meanest Mom” Sells Daughter’s Dream Truck on Craigslist

    04/21/2016 12:04:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    she calls herself the “World’s Meanest Mom,” but a Minnesota mother said she has a reason for selling her daughter’s dream truck on Craigslist. Amy Adams said her daughter “decided that her grades don’t matter, that she can disrespect myself and her siblings on a daily basis and that she has the right to skip school and run away from home.” Adams added her daughter, who was just about to get her driver’s license, “was on her ‘one more chance and the truck was getting sold.’ And, she blew that ‘one more chance’ on Monday when she decided to skip...
  • Cantor faces tea party fury in his back yard [2014]

    03/28/2016 5:24:09 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 10, 2014 | Jenna Portnoy
    Just a few miles from his family home, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) felt the wrath of the tea party Saturday, when activists in his congressional district booed and heckled the second-most powerful House Republican. (SNIP) “When I sit here and I listen to Mr. Brat speak I hear the inaccuracies — my family’s here.” Cantor said. As he was interrupted by the raucous crowd, Cantor’s anger was evident: “That’s enough — we are a country of free speech, so decency’s also part of this.” (SNIP) “It is easy to sit in the rarified environs of academia, in the...
  • He threw a tantrum. She ignored him.

    02/05/2016 4:56:59 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 77 replies
    The Week ^ | February 3, 2016 | Annabbel Monaghan
    I saw a woman leaving the YMCA recently with a baby strapped to her chest. She had a second, slightly larger baby in a stroller. And she had a tantrum-throwing three-year-old holding her hand. She was infested with small children. I couldn't help but stare... The three-year-old was trying to make a scene. I say "trying to make a scene" because he was waging war against his mother, and she was refusing to participate. With a steady gait and an even expression, she ignored him. It was the most spectacular moment in parenting I have ever seen. This woman, who...
  • Justin Bieber kicked out of Mexican archeological site

    01/08/2016 10:42:04 AM PST · by Red Badger · 21 replies ^ | 1/8/2016 | By Guy Hedgecoe
    Canadian singer Justin Bieber asked to leave ancient Mayan city of Tulum after trying to climb an off-limits ruin Canadian pop sensation Justin Bieber was expelled from an archaeological site in Mexico after trying to clamber up some of its ruins. Bieber, 21, was on holiday in the Yucatan Peninsula, which overlooks the Caribbean, where he visited the ancient Mayan city of Tulum on Thursday afternoon.