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  • Can a Republican take on Trump and survive? Mitt Romney is proving it’s possible. [Hurl Alert]

    02/18/2020 9:21:56 AM PST · by C19fan · 48 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 17, 2020 | Griff Witte, and Ashley Parker
    Since Mitt Romney became the first senator in history to defy his party with a vote to convict in an impeachment trial, he's been called a "disgrace" by President Trump. He's been pilloried as a traitor each night on Fox News. And he's been formally censured by GOP organizations as far away as Louisiana.
  • Jeff Bezos commits $10 billion to fight climate change

    02/18/2020 6:58:05 AM PST · by red-dawg · 64 replies
    NY Post ^ | Feb 17, 2020
    Amazon founder Jeff Bezos said Monday that he plans to spend $10 billion of his own fortune to help fight climate change. Bezos, the world’s richest person, said in an Instagram post that he’ll start giving grants this summer to scientists, activists and nonprofits working to protect Earth. “I want to work alongside others both to amplify known ways and to explore new ways of fighting the devastating impact of climate change,” Bezos said in the post.
  • Advice to Democrats: Forget Iowa and New Hampshire

    02/16/2020 4:59:38 PM PST · by Libloather · 36 replies
    Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate and voting rights advocate Stacey Abrams hit the nail on the head, telling voters not to let two small, virtually all-white states tell them whom to pick as the Democratic presidential nominee: ‘We need a more representative sample’ — Exclusive: @staceyabrams believes that our Iowa and New Hampshire first primary system is silencing voters of color She makes the logical case that only 65 delegates have been selected (distributed rather evenly among several candidates) — out of a grand total of 1,991 who would need to be pledged to win the nomination on the first ballot....
  • Klobuchar Slams Bloomberg: Stop Hiding Behind Airwaves and Ad Buys

    02/16/2020 1:13:51 PM PST · by CheshireTheCat · 13 replies ^ | February 16, 2020 | Beth Baumann
    Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) was asked, point-blank, what she thought of a report in The Washington Post that accuses former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg of "making crass remarks, objectifying women and creating a sexist culture in the workplace." Although Bloomberg has denied the allegations, Klobuchar said he needs to stop hiding behind massive ad buys and sit down on a TV show and answer questions.
  • Drudge puppet? Rumored Bloomberg-Clinton ticket is just a distraction from the booklet WaPo published

    02/16/2020 8:20:14 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 10 replies
    NOQ Report ^ | 16 Feb 2020 | JD Rucker
    All day, I’ve been waiting for someone to debunk the claim on Drudge Report that Mike Bloomberg is considering Hillary Clinton as his running mate. All day, I’ve been disappointed. I’ve watched my favorite conspiracy theory sites. I’ve watched the usual suspects among Bernie Bro journalists, MAGA-hat-wearing bloggers, and DNC shills on Twitter. Nothing. Nobody’s talking about the sham of this news report. It seems that everyone took the bait for one reason and one reason only: It was broken by Matt Drudge. For over two decades, he’s dropped several scoops on his homepage regarding scandals that usually turned out...
  • Amazon founder Jeff Bezos buys 'most expensive home' in Los Angeles

    02/13/2020 8:45:10 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 64 replies
    SKY News ^ | February 13, 2020
    Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has bought a Beverly Hills mansion from media mogul David Geffen in a record-breaking transaction for Los Angeles, according to the Wall Street Journal. The world's richest man is said to have paid $165m (£126m) for the property - known as the Warner Estate - which would make it the most expensive home in the Los Angeles area. It beats the previous record set last year when Fox Corporation chief executive Lachlan Murdoch bought the Chartwell estate in the city's Bel Air neighbourhood for $150m (£115m). The 9.4-acre Warner Estate was built in 1937 by its...
  • Washington Post wants you to believe Trump's peace deal will deport Arabs from Israel

    02/13/2020 6:50:22 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/13/2020 | By Michael Berenhaus
    The Washington Post in their article, "How peace plan could dispossess Arab Israelis" (2/9/20) has dispossessed and manipulated the truth. The Post uses a device called a "straw man argument" to indoctrinate its readers. In the article, which describes the recently proposed Trump administration peace deal, the Post states that "many [Israeli Arabs] say [the deal] would amount to a forced deportation from Israel, where their families have lived for generations." Who are these "many" individuals? Nonexistent straw men. No Israeli Arabs would be "deported" in the peace plan. The peace plan expressly states that no one would be deported,...
  • New Hampshire's political geography

    02/12/2020 12:00:36 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Feb 7, 2020 | David Weigel
    ... Since January 2017, when the president was sworn in, democratic registration has shrunk by 3,071 voters, Republican registration has shrunk by 15,554 voters, and 9,529 new voters have climbed on to the rolls with no party registration...
  • Judge Orders Navy to Release USS Thresher Disaster Documents

    02/11/2020 6:16:15 PM PST · by bkopto · 77 replies
    USNI News ^ | 2/11/2020 | ben werner
    A U.S. District Court judge ordered the Navy to start releasing unclassified documents related to the sinking of USS Thresher (SSN-593), 57 years after 129 officers, sailors and shipbuilders died in the nation’s worst nuclear submarine disaster. Retired Navy Capt. James Bryant, a former Thresher-class submarine commander, sued the Navy in July to force the release of unclassified investigation documents detailing Thresher‘s operation during its final dive. The Navy previously rebuffed Bryant’s request for records under the Freedom of Information Act. During a Monday court hearing, Judge Trevor McFadden ordered the Navy to start releasing the requested material. Bryant, while...
  • Federal judge indefinitely postpones sentencing of Michael Flynn

    02/10/2020 3:02:13 PM PST · by Jack Black · 85 replies
    Fox News ^ | Feb 10, 2020 | Andrew O'Reilly
    A federal judge on Monday indefinitely postponed the sentencing date for President Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn on charges of lying to the FBI in the Russia investigation. The move by Judge Emmet Sullivan comes a day after federal prosecutors filed a rare Sunday motion to delay a number of approaching deadlines that would ultimately make Flynn’s Feb. 27 sentencing unlikely. The delay also comes weeks after Flynn withdrew his guilty plea. In their filing, prosecutors argued that Flynn’s former attorneys should testify after he claimed to have received ineffective assistance from them. Flynn had previously hired the...
  • Joe diGenova: White House Official Who Penned Anonymous NYT Op-Ed About Resisting Trump Has Been Identified

    02/10/2020 9:33:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Townhall ^ | 02/10/2020 | Julio Rosas
    Joe diGenova, a former U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, claimed to 105.9 WMAL on Monday the anonymous White House official who wrote the New York Times op-ed describing how they were resisting President Trump from within had been identified and will be leaving their job soon. "I am told that soon there will someone else leaving the White House, who wrote that article. Apparently they have identified 'anonymous' and we were told that – Victoria and I were at dinner with a senior government official last week — and we were told that by this person they have,...
  • Amazon wants to depose Trump over loss of military contract

    02/10/2020 8:14:39 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 44 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | February 10, 2020
    WASHINGTON -- Amazon wants to depose President Donald Trump over the tech company’s losing bid for a $10 billion military contract. The Pentagon awarded the cloud computing project to Microsoft in October. Amazon later sued, arguing that Trump’s interference and bias against the company harmed Amazon’s chances of winning the contract. The company said in a federal court filing in Washington on Monday that Trump has a “well-documented personal animus towards” Amazon, its CEO Jeff Bezos and The Washington Post, which Bezos owns. Amazon says that Trump is the only who can testify about the “totality of his conversations and...
  • WaPo, Trying To Tank Bernie Sanders: Let’s Face It. None Of These Democrats Are “Centrists”

    02/09/2020 8:20:06 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/09/2020 | Jazz Shaw
    The Washington Post editorial board is fed up with all of you people talking about the Democratic primary as some sort of internecine civil war between the far left and centrists. This week they point out that it’s simply not accurate to describe either Pete Buttigieg or Joe Biden as “centrists.” In fact, the entire field is chock full of socialists.Okay… they didn’t actually say “socialists” but that’s the general feeling they’re trying to get across. Everyone’s policies are way to the left, though some are a bit more left than others. IT HAS become an unchecked assumption about...
  • Trump trashes Nigeria and bans its immigrants. Nigerians love him for it.

    02/09/2020 5:10:53 PM PST · by Sertorius · 50 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani
    "President Trump doesn’t want Africans flooding into his country. But let’s be honest. Who really does? Certainly not any other world leader of this era. Trump just happens to be the one bold or uncaring enough to say the quiet part out loud. He’s the rare white politician sparing us the trouble of deciphering what he might think. And Nigerians love him for it."
  • Why Would a Billionaire Charge the Secret Service $650 a Night?

    02/08/2020 6:00:14 AM PST · by where's_the_Outrage? · 116 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | Feb 7, 2020 | David A. Graham
    Last year, Eric Trump was asked about Secret Service protection at Trump Organization properties. “If my father travels, they stay at our properties for free,” he said. “So everywhere that he goes, if he stays at one of his places, the government actually spends, meaning it saves a fortune because if they were to go to a hotel across the street, they’d be charging them $500 a night, whereas, you know we charge them, like $50.” You will be stunned to learn this is not remotely true. Instead, as the indefatigable David Fahrenthold and three colleagues at The Washington Post...
  • Hi, I’m on the [bleep] Media Men list, but maybe you already knew that (cancel culture & #metoo)

    01/30/2020 4:45:47 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 12 replies
    medium ^ | JAN 29 2020 | mike tunison
    <p>In October 2017, I was one of roughly 70 men included in the Shitty Media Men list, a crowdsourced spreadsheet of anonymous, unvetted allegations of sexual misconduct and assault. No words can describe my astonishment and horror at finding myself accused of “harassment,” “stalking” and “physical intimidation.” In the decade leading up to the list, my work was regularly published by more than a dozen outlets and I was frequently offered work. After the leak, that work screeched to a stop.</p>
  • ‘Being Wrongly #MeToo’d Has Ruined my Life’

    02/03/2020 11:14:21 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 1, 2020 | Mike Tunison
    Last spring, during my first week as a janitor at a Dave & Buster’s, I struck up a conversation with a co-worker who served 17 years in prison. Swapping life stories, I sheepishly divulged that I used to work for The Washington Post, that I had a book published by HarperCollins, and that I had been the editor of a popular website. SNIP For the life of me, I couldn’t begin to explain how I went from having a life and career I felt proud of, to being publicly shamed by my peers and punished for things I didn’t do....
  • Trump: I Don’t Think I Can Work With Democrats After Impeachment

    02/03/2020 9:35:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 101 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/03/2020 | Ed Morrissey
    More to the point, Donald Trump doesn’t think Democrats can work with him either. In his Super Bowl interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity, Trump complained bitterly about the “damage” done to his family and the country in the impeachment and trial. “I’d like to” work with Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi, Trump told Hannity, but they’re so dishonest and obsessed with winning that he doesn’t think it’s possible.That sounds like exactly what Pelosi and Schumer would say, too: HANNITY: Two hundred and seventy days from now, I guess the ultimate jury –the American people — go to...
  • Turkish military convoy crosses into rebel-held NW Syria

    02/02/2020 10:05:02 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    Washingtn Post ^ | Feb. 2, 2020
    A large Turkish military convoy rumbled into rebel-held areas of northwest Syria on Sunday, witnesses on the ground and activists said. Separately, airstrikes on a rebel-held village in Syria’s northwest killed at least seven people, opposition activists said. Elsewhere, rebel shelling killed a woman and wounded at least three journalists, Syrian state TV reported. The violence and troop movements came amid a Syrian government offensive into the country’s last rebel stronghold, located in Idlib province and parts of the nearby Aleppo region. Turkish troops are deployed in some of those rebel-held areas to monitor a cease-fire that has since collapsed....
  • GOP lawmaker offers bills to formally recognize CNN, Washington Post as 'fake news'

    02/02/2020 7:32:31 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 29 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Thursday, January 30, 2020 | Andrew Blake
    Tennessee would officially consider both CNN and The Washington Post to be “fake news” outlets under a resolution proposed by a Republican state lawmaker. Introduced Wednesday by Tennessee state Rep. Micah Van Huss, the bill would “recognize CNN and The Washington Post as fake news and condemn them for denigrating our citizens,” according to its language. “I’ve filed HJR 779 on behalf of a constituency that’s tired of fake news and Republicans who don’t fight,” Mr. Van Huss said on social media. “Over 60% of Tennessee voters voted for President Trump, and CNN and The Washington Post denigrated them for...