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  • Supreme Court gives president power to fire head of financial watchdog agency created by Elizabeth Warren

    06/29/2020 9:12:56 AM PDT · by bitt · 35 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 6/29/2020 | nihal krishan
    The Supreme Court ruled Monday that the structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is unconstitutional, determining that its head must be removable at the will of the president. The decision reduces the power of the agency, the brainchild of Elizabeth Warren, and is a victory for business groups. The court stopped short, though, of eliminating the bureau, as sought by conservatives. "The agency may therefore continue to operate, but its Director, in light of our decision, must be removable by the President at will," Chief Justice John Roberts wrote for the 5-4 majority. The decision agreed with a California-based...
  • Column: I love Elizabeth Warren, but I hope Joe Biden doesn’t choose her for a running mate

    06/23/2020 7:32:41 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | June 22, 2020 | HEIDI STEVENS
    I love Elizabeth Warren. She’s got the the intellectual breadth of a policy wonk; the strategic touch of a U.S. senator who’s served on banking, housing, health, education, labor and pensions committees; the gentle, no-nonsense grace of a longtime schoolteacher; a progressive agenda; boundless energy; a sly wit and an enormous heart.
  • Biden officially forms transition team [Biden's handlers]

    06/22/2020 4:35:50 AM PDT · by Thebaddog · 20 replies
    cnn ^ | 6.22.20 | sarah mucha
    Joe Biden has officially formed a transition team that will be led by former Delaware Sen. Ted Kaufman, a longtime Biden adviser who also led his transition as vice president in 2008, a Biden campaign aide confirmed to CNN. This team is a preliminary group that will focus on developing the infrastructure of the transition effort. The full rollout of the team is expected later this fall, the aide said, noting that the timing of today's announcement falls in line with the timeline of past non-incumbent candidates who developed a transition team.
  • Biden VP Pick Odds: Susan Rice Surges; Harris Strengthens

    06/22/2020 8:06:26 AM PDT · by kevcol · 79 replies
    bookies.com ^ | June 21, 2020 | Michael Kates
    Susan Rice, a former UN ambassador and national security advisor under President Barack Obama, has skyrocketed up the odds to be Joe Biden’s running mate. Rice is +650 in odds posted Sunday at 888sports' UK-facing betting site, the third choice just behind Florida Rep. Val Demings, who is at +550. California Sen. Kamala Harris remains the favorite at -134. That marks Harris' best odds ever. Ten days ago, Rice was +2500 to be Biden’s running mate before reports emerged that she was one of six women seen as serious contenders and on the short list.
  • Saturday News Roundup: Trump Tires of Fauci, Grenell Pummels CNN, and Biden Veepstakes Odds

    06/20/2020 6:53:41 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 15 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    President Trump has had enough of Anthony Fauci’s bullsh*t. – Last night, President Donald Trump issued the following tweet: Donald J. Trump ✔ @realDonaldTrump Informed Dr. Fauci this morning that he has nothing to do with NFL Football. Forced Democrat run Minnesota to bring in the National Guard & end rioting & looting after seeing the destruction & crime in Minneapolis. 100% successful! Waiting to hear from Dem run Washington State... 91.5K 9:42 PM - Jun 19, 2020 Twitter Ads info and privacy 33.7K people are talking about this Trump’s tweet came after Fauci, in an interview on CNN, injected...
  • Amy Klobuchar withdraws as potential Biden running mate, urges ‘woman of color’ VP nod

    06/18/2020 8:27:48 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 68 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 18, 2020 | 11:08pm | Vincent Barone
    Vice President Amy Klobuchar is not in the cards. The Minnesota senator withdrew her name from the list of possible running mates Thursday night, reasoning Democratic nominee Joe Biden should use the “moment to put a woman of color” on his ticket.
  • Planned Parenthood Plays with Pro-Life Language in Biden Endorsement

    06/18/2020 10:24:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 18, 2020 | Katie Yoder
    The nation’s largest abortion provider regularly claims that it provides “life-saving” services while highlighting “pro-life” abortionists. But as it continues toying with double entendres, Planned Parenthood’s language appears less as a mere coincidence and more as a blatant mockery of the pro-life movement. The latest example came on June 15, when Planned Parenthood Action Fund, the abortion giant’s political arm, announced its endorsement of presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden as he challenges President Trump in the upcoming election. According to Planned Parenthood’s acting president, the November election will be a matter of “life and death.” Speaking with NPR, Alexis McGill...
  • Biden Ties Climate Change to the Struggle for Racial Equality

    06/17/2020 12:26:42 AM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    6/17/20
    Bloomberg on MSN - https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/biden-ties-climate-change-to-the-struggle-for-racial-equality/ar-BB15Aw3T?ocid=a2hs
  • Charles Curtis was 1st VP of color and he was a Republican elected over 90 years ago

    06/18/2020 7:35:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 6/17/2020 | Ryan Foley
    It's impossible not to notice that the left has made a cottage industry out of trashing Republicans and conservatives as racists and "angry white guys" while elevating Democrats as the party of racial diversity. As the Washington Examiner pointed out, "Joe Biden's pledge to choose a woman as his running mate, and his consideration of several black female officeholders for the role, has spurred considerable chatter about diversity in the nation's second-highest office." Charles Curtis, a Republican, was the first individual "with acknowledged non-European ancestry" to become vice president, the outlet reported. Serving under Herbert Hoover from 1929 through 1933,...
  • Confederate base names stir tensions over America's dark past

    06/11/2020 8:18:23 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 48 replies
    BBC ^ | 11 June 2020 | Jonathan Marcus
    This week, if there had been no pandemic, I would have been on leave, heading for Gettysburg in Pennsylvania - the site of the famous battle in the American Civil War of 1861-65. For some reason this conflict captured my interest as a child. I've always wanted to attend the Gettysburg College Civil War Institute's annual summer school. Sadly, that has been cancelled this year because of Covid-19. On frequent trips to the States, I used to buy a historical magazine about the war whose masthead slogan proclaimed: "For those who still hear the sound of the guns." This reference...
  • Warren Amendment Calls For The Destruction Of Confederate Monuments In Graveyards

    06/11/2020 8:37:48 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 161 replies
    Ryan James Girdusky ^ | Jun 12, 2020
    The Warren Amendment didn't just call changing the names of military bases. It called for the destruction of Confederate monuments inside military graveyards including Arlington Cemetery. During the voice vote, only Sens. Hawley and Cotton voiced opposition to the destruction of anything inside graveyards. Other Republicans on the committee were completely silent. Senate Republicans are now scrambling, believing Trump will veto the defense bill if it includes the Warren Amendment. The amendment was passed with a voice vote, so there's no record on how any individual senator voted. I was told, "this isn't the hill to die on"... I can't...
  • Senate committee adopts amendment requiring renaming of military bases

    06/11/2020 10:55:31 AM PDT · by Stravinsky · 123 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 11, 2020 | Melissa Quinn
    Washington — The Senate Armed Services Committee approved an amendment to the annual military spending bill that would require the Defense Department to change the names of military bases and assets named for Confederate leaders. A source familiar with the proceedings confirmed to CBS News that the GOP-led panel on Wednesday approved the amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) offered by Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts via voice vote. According to a summary of the NDAA released by the committee Thursday, the measure requires the Defense Department to rename posts and assets — streets, aircraft, ships, and...
  • Breaking News: Republican senators def Donald Trump by voting to strip Confederate generals' names from Army bases — despite White House threatening a veto

    06/11/2020 7:44:12 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 204 replies
    Daily Wail (UK) ^ | 10:27 EDT, 11 June 2020 | Nikki Schwab
    Republican senators rebelled against Donald Trump late Wednesday by voting to tell the Army to rename bases named after Confederate generals within the next three years. The Armed Services Committee, whose members include Trump ultra-loyalist Tom Cotton, voted behind closed doors for the move, Roll Call first reported. The voice vote was on an amendment to the annual Pentagon policy bill — the Defense Authorization Act — which was put forward by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, the Massachusetts Democrat and former presidential candidate. It came hours after Donald Trump tweeted furiously that he will “not even consider” renaming Forts Bragg, Hood,...
  • Ex-Warren surrogate blasts white Democrats for kneeling in African cloth: 'This has to be hell'

    06/08/2020 3:19:31 PM PDT · by Libloather · 110 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/08/20 | Sam Dorman
    A former national surrogate for Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., ripped into white congressional Democrats on Monday after they wore African-patterned garb and knelt in a demonstration against racism and police brutality. "I still can’t wrap my mind around the fact that they draped these white people in kente cloth to 'honor' him. This has to be hell," author Frederick Joseph tweeted, also arguing that black Americans are "being pandered to, and ultimately, disrespected." In a tweet thread, he argued that Democrats were failing in their attempts to be helpful amid ongoing strife surrounding George Floyd's death. He specifically took aim...
  • VIDEO: When Will Jacobin Left Demand Biden Removal from Democrat Ticket?

    06/07/2020 10:14:53 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 36 replies
    YouTube ^ | June 7, 2020 | DUmmie FUnnies
    VIDEO Just as the Jacobins of the French Revolution ended up eating their own including Danton and Robespierre, we are now seeing the Jacobin Left in America doing the same. The latest example was when the the squishy liberal mayor of Minneapolis, Jacob Frey, was just denounced and booed because he would not agree to defunding the police department which, of course, would mean its abolition. So the question has to be asked, how long before the Jacobin Left demand the removal of the author of the 1994 crime bill, Joe Biden, from the Democrat ticket? If Frey is...
  • Are Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris on Joe Biden’s running mate shortlist?

    06/06/2020 4:06:19 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 76 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 06 2020 | Mary Kay Linge
    The Democratic Party’s veepstakes may have narrowed down to two top contenders. Out of all the potential running mates thought to be on Joe Biden’s shortlist, only two — California Sen. Kamala Harris and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren — spoke at the Texas Democratic Party’s state convention, which ended Saturday. “These things don’t happen by accident,” Democratic strategist Brad Bannon told The Post. “I think those two are getting an audition in Texas.”
  • Biden resists pressure to commit to woman of color VP pick or rule out Klobuchar amid George Floyd fallout

    05/29/2020 5:53:30 PM PDT · by kevcol · 20 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 29, 2020 | Emily Larsen
    "I’ve already said I’m going to pick a Supreme Court justice who is a woman of color," Biden said. "I’ve already said my cabinet will be full of people of women of color. Men and women of color. I also already said that there are women of color under consideration. That is not the only criteria to determine who will be the vice president of the United States of America that I’ll choose as a running mate. It is just beginning the process. I guarantee you, there are more — there’s more than one African American woman being considered for...
  • Van Jones Warns Democrats: Trump Is Helping African-Americans ‘In Real Life’

    02/05/2020 9:23:48 AM PST · by Conserv · 47 replies
    CNN contributor Van Jones warned fellow panelists, and Democrats in general, on Tuesday evening that President Donald Trump was helping African-Americans “in real life” and reaching out to them for their vote in 2020. Jones was reacting to the president’s State of the Union address, in which the president mentioned several efforts to help African-Americans specifically: What he was saying to African-Americans can be effective. You may not like it, but he mentioned HBCUs [historically black colleges and universities] — our black colleges have been struggling for a long time, a bunch of them have gone under — he threw...
  • Van Jones: It's Not The Racist White Person We Have to Worry About, It's The White Liberal Hillary Clinton Supporter

    05/29/2020 10:54:20 AM PDT · by Conserv · 33 replies
    It's not the racist white person who is in the Ku Klux Klan that we have to worry about. It's the white liberal Hillary Clinton supporter walking her dog in Central Park who would tell you right now, you know, people like that, 'I don't see race, race is no big deal to me, I see us all as the same, I give to charities,' but the minute she sees a black man who she does not respect or who she has a slight thought against, she weaponized race like she had been trained by the Aryan nation. A Klansmember...
  • CNN's Chris Cillizza Displays Incredibly Poor Timing on Amy Klobuchar Hype

    05/25/2020 5:04:59 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 9 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | May 25, 2020 | P.J. Gladnick
    CNN's Chris Cillizza might want to reconsider his Amy Klobuchar hype. It's not too late for a major revision. At 4:34 PM ET on Thursday, CNN's Chris Cillizza had his vice presidential rankings published. It is something Cillizza has done for the past few weeks in which the women that apparent Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden might pick are ranked as to their order of probability of being chosen. For the past few weeks, Senator Amy Klobuchar has settled in at second spot right behind Senator Kamala Harris in first place. However, Cillizza also added a bit of hype for...