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  • How U.S. polls got it wrong in 2016 — and why they're more likely to get it right this time

    10/17/2020 8:49:24 AM PDT · by mkleesma · 61 replies
    CBC News ^ | 10/17/20 | Eric Grenier
    Donald Trump's victory in the 2016 U.S. presidential election defied long odds and the widespread assumption that Hillary Clinton had the contest in the bag. That experience led many to suspect that — no matter how big Joe Biden's lead is this time — it's inevitable that Trump will prove the polls wrong again. That's a possibility, of course. But a lot has changed since 2016. The CBC's Presidential Poll Tracker gave Clinton a 3.4-point lead in national polls over Trump on election day. She was projected to win North Carolina and Florida by narrow margins, with Michigan, Pennsylvania and...
  • Rep. Richmond to Barr: Keep John Lewis' Name Out Of The Department of Justice's Mouth

    07/29/2020 7:45:35 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 30 replies
    RCP video ^ | 7-28-2020 | Ian Schwartz
    Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA) scolded Attorney General William Barr ... in his opening statement. "When you all came here and brought your top staff, you brought no Black people. That, sir, is systematic racism. That is exactly what John Lewis spent his life fighting,” Richmond said. "I would just suggest that actions speak louder than words and you really should keep the name of the Honorable John Lewis out of the Department of Justice’s mouth."
  • Nancy Pelosi: “As Isaiah Says, ‘For the Lord Will Have a Day of Reckoning…Woe to Those Who Make Unjust Laws’

    06/16/2020 7:57:52 AM PDT · by kevcol · 56 replies
    CNS News ^ | June 16, 2020
    ( - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) opened a letter to her Democratic colleagues yesterday by quoting Isaiah 2:12 and Isaiah 10:1-2 in an apparent reference to corrupt police officers and Trump administration. “As Isaiah says, ‘For the Lord will have a day of reckoning… Woe to those who make unjust laws, to those who issue oppressive decrees, to deprive the poor of their rights and withhold justice from the oppressed,’” Pelosi said. “A reckoning is here for justice in policing, and I commend Chair Karen Bass and the Congressional Black Caucus on their important leadership in presenting the George...
  • Black lawmakers rally behind Engel in primary fight

    06/15/2020 9:26:42 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06 15 2020 | Scott Wong and Mike Lillis
    Powerful Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) members are rallying behind longtime Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) as he fends off a tough primary challenge from a progressive African American candidate, Jamaal Bowman. Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.), whose endorsement helped propel Joe Biden to the presidential nomination, and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.), the caucus chairman seen as the heir apparent to Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-N.Y.), threw their support behind Engel, a pro-Israel Jewish American and 16-term House veteran, over the weekend. So has the influential House Financial Services Committee chairwoman, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), and the CBC’s political action committee, led by...
  • 'Slap in the face to black people': Trump faces backlash over rally on Juneteenth

    06/11/2020 2:24:57 PM PDT · by Dahoser · 109 replies
    NBC News ^ | June 11, 2020 | Rebecca Shabad
    President Donald Trump was hit with strong backlash Thursday over his decision to hold a campaign rally next week on Juneteenth, a holiday marking the end of slavery, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the site of one of the deadliest race riots in American history, in 1921. Rep. Karen Bass, D-Calif., chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus, said the decision to hold a rally there on June 19 "is disrespectful to the lives and community that was lost during the Tulsa race riot." . . . "To make matters worse, he has chosen Juneteenth, a day of our emancipation. This is ridiculous...
  • Dem Rep Calls for ‘Secretary of Reconciliation’ to Eliminate Racism

    06/10/2020 8:43:51 AM PDT · by kevcol · 66 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 9, 2020 | Paul Crookston
    Rep. Al Green (D., Texas) said Tuesday that a new cabinet-level position should be created to "eliminate racism and discrimination in all its forms." "We ought to have a secretary of reconciliation who reports directly to the president of the United States, whose job it will be to eliminate racism and discrimination in all of its forms," Green told MSNBC's Craig Melvin.
  • Joseph Lowery, civil rights leader, dies at 98

    03/28/2020 9:20:50 AM PDT · by Borges · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | Amir Vera and Tricia Escobedo
    The Rev. Joseph Lowery, a leader in America's civil rights movement, died Friday. He was 98. Lowery's death was confirmed by family representative Imara Canady, who said he died of natural causes. Often called the "dean" of the civil rights movement, he worked hand in hand in the movement's formative years with the Revs. Martin Luther King Jr. and Jesse Jackson.
  • Why the Left Calls Good People Racist

    02/25/2020 3:22:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies ^ | February 25, 2020 | Dennis Prager
    A few weeks ago, I devoted my column to an article about me published in Newsweek under the headline "Conservative Radio Host Ridicules Anne Frank." As the full context of my comments in the video made clear, it was a lie. To its credit, after its editor was notified of this fact, Newsweek changed the headline and made revisions to the article and issued a correction. Since then, two more smears have been spread about me, one by an official at Purdue University and the other by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the major source of news in Canada. The Jan....
  • Network CUTS Trump Cameo from ‘Home Alone 2’ in Christmas Eve Broadcast

    12/26/2019 9:21:52 AM PST · by montag813 · 47 replies
    24News ^ | 12-26.2019 | Joe Callen
    by Joe Callen Trump Derangement Syndrome just hit Christmas! Canadian Broadcasting Corporation has removed a cameo scene featuring an appearance from Donald Trump in its broadcast of the film Home Alone 2: Lost in New York. A 10-second cameo scene in Home Alone 2: Lost in New York — which shows Donald Trump giving Kevin McCallister (played by Macaulay Culkin) directions to the hotel lobby — has been removed by Canadian Broadcaster Corporation (CBC). “Excuse me, where’s the lobby?” asks the Home Alone 2 character Kevin McCallister in the film. “Down the hall and to the left,” responds Donald Trump. Watch the cameo scene below:
  • 'Awakening': Black voters 'abandoned' by Democrats warm to Trump

    12/23/2019 4:37:33 PM PST · by jazusamo · 49 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 23, 2019 | Dave Boyer
    Former NFL player Jack Brewer once raised campaign money for President Obama, but now he’s among the increasing number of black voters who support President Trump. “There is an awakening going on right now in the country,” Mr. Brewer said of black voters who traditionally support Democrats. “I’m going to take the guy who’s actually putting in the policies that are going to make life better for my young black son and my young black daughter, versus somebody who gives me lip service — like, unfortunately, the Democrats have done for our community for years.” Mr. Trump and his reelection...
  • Lawmakers come together to honor Cummings: 'One of the greats in our country's history'

    10/24/2019 10:49:39 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 58 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/24/19 | Cristina Marcos and Mike Lillis
    Hundreds of lawmakers from both parties came together Thursday in the Capitol to honor the late Rep. Elijah Cummings, the son of sharecroppers who rose to become a giant of the Democratic Party and a principal figure in the impeachment investigation of President Trump. One by one, congressional leaders and Cummings’ closest allies paid tribute to the Maryland Democrat, 68, who passed away last week after a lengthy illness and lay in state Thursday in Statuary Hall, the old House chamber in the Capitol. It was a rare display of comity for a Congress that’s been entrenched for weeks in...
  • Canada Election Thread (Live)

    10/21/2019 3:35:11 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 335 replies
    CBC ^ | 10/21/2019 | CBC News
    Polls just closed in Atlantic Canada. Post results here.
  • U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings has died at 68

    10/17/2019 2:01:17 AM PDT · by Libloather · 110 replies
    WUSA9 ^ | (5:02 AM) Updated: 1:04 PM EDT October 17, 2019 | Khalida Volou
    Just announced. He was 68.
  • Elijah Cummings dead at 68.

    10/17/2019 4:29:37 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 187 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10.17.2019 | Edmund DeMarche, Alex Pappas
    Rep. Elijah Cummings, the powerful House Democrat who represented Baltimore for more than two decades and was a vocal critic of President Trump, died early Thursday after battling health problems, his office said in a statement. Cummings, who was 68, died at Gilchrist Hospice Care, a Johns Hopkins affiliate. As chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, he was one of the most powerful Democrats in Washington, and played a key role in the House Democrats' ongoing efforts to impeach Trump.
  • Doug Jones is a racist': wants black Alabama officials to 'pick the cotton'

    09/24/2019 5:22:33 AM PDT · by ManHunter · 26 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 23 SEP 2019 | Kerry Picket
    A top Democratic official in Alabama has said that one of his party's U.S. senators in the state "is a racist" and accused him of marginalizing black party members and wanting them "to pick the cotton" but not "manage the plantation." The Democratic National Committee's Black Caucus Vice Chairman Randy Kelley, who is black, blasted Doug Jones, who is white, and his allies in the DNC for pressuring African Americans to increase the representation of Hispanic, Asian, youth, gay, and disabled party members in a new "Diversity Caucus," a move he argues would reduce the influence of black Democrats. Kelley...
  • Rep. Jackson Lee: ‘America Is Ready’ for Reparations Because of Trump’s ‘Attitude’

    08/27/2019 6:51:11 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 64 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 August 2019 | Pam Key
    Lee said, “The commission would study reparation proposals. We would not dictate to the commission its design but, clearly, it would be designed for those descendants of slavery. Tragically, 250 years of slavery in the United States for those enslaved Africans did not receive workman’s comp, salary, 401(k), or anything, and literally built the wealth of the United States and Europe. That’s why it was called the trans-Atlantic slave trade, taking enslaved Africans from Africa, frankly, from many parts of Africa. This commission would have the authority appointed by the President, the Majority Leader, the Speaker, and scholars, to really...
  • Irrefutable Evidence That Omar Is A Dangerous Racist & Bigot.

    07/24/2019 11:24:46 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 29 replies
    Twitter ^ | 07/24/19
    Irrefutable evidence that @IlhanMN is a dangerous racist & bigot. 
  • Rep. Elijah Cummings: 'No Doubt' Donald Trump is a racist

    07/21/2019 8:29:59 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 95 replies
    aol ^ | Jul 21st 2019 | HAYLEY MILLER
    Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) said he has “no doubt” President Donald Trump is a racist following the president’s recent attacks on four Democratic congresswomen of color in which he told them to “go back” to other countries. “What I’m hearing over and over again from my constituents is, please save our democracy,” Cummings told ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday. “They say, ‘Im scared.’ And I have never in my total of 37 years in public service ever heard a constituent say that they were scared of their leader,” Cummings said, referencing Trump. Asked if he believes Trump is a racist,...
  • Racial politics roil Democratic Party

    07/13/2019 7:10:43 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/13/19 | Jonathan Easley
    Democrats who have called President Trump and his polices racists are now pointing fingers at each other on issues of race. Allegations of racial insensitivity are flying between the 2020 Democratic contenders, as well as between House Democrats, raising concerns that internecine squabbles over identity and race are tarnishing party leaders and distracting Democrats from their goal of ousting the president in 2020. The racially-charged controversies, which have swirled around former Vice President Joe Biden, 76, and Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), 79, have also put a spotlight on a generational rift within the party. Longtime Democratic leaders are facing new...
  • Oh-oh! Ocasio-Cortez and 'Justice Democrats' have ticked off the Congressional Black Caucus

    07/12/2019 10:57:33 AM PDT · by libstripper · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 12, 2019 | Thomas Lifson
    This may be the moment that political life starts to turn to crap for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Richard Baehr observes, "Criticism from conservatives attacking AOC, Omar, Tlaib, and Pressley wash off them. But when the Congressional Black Caucus goes after them and Pelosi gets ticked off at them, then they will be marginalized."