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  • How do Democratic candidates plan to combat climate change?

    02/18/2020 6:39:04 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | February 18, 2020 | By Evan Halper
    ... Every one of the party’s presidential candidates has a robust climate action agenda. It is a rare area in this primary where candidates are marching mostly to the same beat. They almost universally support a Green New Deal. They all vow to immediately reenlist the U.S. in the Paris accord to fight global warming. The differences lie in how far, how fast and how much to spend. We break down where they stand and what climate policy would look like under the vision offered by each of the Democratic hopefuls. Former Vice President Joe Biden unveiled a bold $1.7-trillion...
  • Why the Drive-Bys Went Batty Over What I Said About Mayor Pete

    02/17/2020 11:10:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 62 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 17, 2020 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: This Mayor Pete stuff. What do you think the main reason the Drive-Bys went batty over this? I didn’t lecture Mayor Pete on anything. I didn’t say anything anti-gay. I didn’t even offer an opinion of my own. I was asking people to analyze — asking people to imagine how the Democrat power base was looking at their options after the Hawkeye Cauci and New the Hampshire primary. I’ll replay the bite for you. It takes about two minutes to go through, but at no point was there a lecture of Mayor Pete on family values or anything else....
  • Japanese man who visited Hawaii confirmed with coronavirus

    02/15/2020 5:18:43 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    AP via San Francisco Chronicle ^ | February 14, 2020 | by Jennifer Sinco Kelleher
    HONOLULU -- A man who visited Hawaii was confirmed to have coronavirus when he returned home to Japan, Hawaii officials said Friday. Health officials were tracking down details about his travel in the Aloha State, including his flight information and people with whom he had close contact. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notified Hawaii about the man having the illness known as COVID-19 on Friday morning, Hawaii Health Director Bruce Anderson said. The man was in Hawaii Jan. 28 to Feb. 7. He first visited the island of Maui, where he had no symptoms, Anderson said. He...
  • The Incompetence Party. The Democrats’ biggest problem isn’t Bernie Sanders. It’s that many voters doubt the party’s ability to govern anymore.

    02/13/2020 6:38:55 AM PST · by karpov · 19 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | February 12, 2020 | Daniel Henninger
    Now that Bernie Sanders—once an obscure socialist senator from Vermont—is officially the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination, it is time to confront what that means. It does not mean the U.S. is flirting with socialism. That’s not going to happen. The meaning of Bernie’s ascent is that the Democratic Party, older even than he is, has simply run out of gas. The Democrats resemble Europe’s aging political parties—Britain’s Labour, France’s Socialists, Germany’s Social Democrats and Christian Democrats. All have simply deflated with voters. Signs of public fatigue with the Democrats could be seen in Iowa and New Hampshire. Besides...
  • Tulsi Gabbard organizing protest at venue for CNN’s town hall

    02/04/2020 11:19:20 PM PST · by knighthawk · 16 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 4 2020 | Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, is protesting CNN after the network snubbed her from a Democratic town hall just days before the New Hampshire primary on Feb. 11. Last week, CNN announced its lineups for a two-night town hall event set in New Hampshire on Wednesday and Thursday. The event is set to feature eight Democrat candidates: former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass.; businessman Andrew Yang and billionaire Democratic donor Tom Steyer on the first night, and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.; former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and former Gov. Deval Patrick, D-Mass., on...
  • Gabbard Campaign to Protest CNN Townhall over New Hampshire Snub

    02/06/2020 1:37:35 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | February 6, 2020 | by Tobias Hoonhout
    Representative Tulsi Gabbard (D., Hawaii) is scheduling a protest outside the New Hampshire venue where CNN is hosting town halls ahead of the state’s primary next week, after Gabbard was excluded from the two-night lineup — despite out-polling townhall guests Andrew Yang, Tom Steyer, and Deval Patrick in New Hampshire. “This attempt to silence Tulsi is bigger than one person — it’s our right as voters to hear from ALL the candidates, and to have our voices represented. No institution should be allowed to get away with censoring democracy: That’s why we’re standing up to CNN on Wednesday, February 5th,...
  • Judicial Watch: Eight Iowa Counties Have Total Registration Rates Larger than Eligible Voter Population – at Least 18,658 Extra Names on Iowa Voting Rolls

    02/03/2020 8:59:04 AM PST · by jazusamo · 64 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | February 3, 2020 | Tom Fitton
    (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced that eight Iowa counties have more voter registrations than their eligible voting-age population. According to Judicial Watch’s analysis of data released by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) in 2019 and the most recent U.S. Census Bureau’s five-year American Community Survey, eight Iowa counties are on the list of 378 counties nationwide that have more voter registrations than citizens living there who are old enough to vote, i.e., counties where registration rates exceed 100%. These 378 counties combined had about 2.5 million registrations over the 100%-registered mark. In Iowa, there are at least...
  • Dems kick off Iowa caucuses amid worry over beating Trump

    02/03/2020 8:03:12 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | February 3, 2020 | By STEVE PEOPLES, THOMAS BEAUMONT
    DES MOINES, Iowa -- A Democratic campaign that has cost more than $1 billion, dashed the ambitions of veteran politicians, forced conversations about race, gender and identity and prompted fierce debate over health care and taxes crests Monday in the Iowa caucuses. By day’s end, tens of thousands of Democrats will have participated in the famed Iowa caucuses, the premiere of more than 50 contests that will unfold over the next five months. The caucuses will render the first verdict on who among dozens of candidates is best positioned to take on President Donald Trump, whom Democratic voters are desperate...
  • Hillary Clinton ‘intimidated’ by Tulsi Gabbard's $50M lawsuit, won’t accept legal documents, lawyer claims: report

    01/29/2020 11:16:41 PM PST · by knighthawk · 71 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 29 2020 | Dom Calicchio
    Hillary Clinton or her representatives have, on at least two occasions, declined to accept legal papers delivered in connection with Tulsi Gabbard’s lawsuit against her, Gabbard’s attorney claims. Gabbard, a Democratic congresswoman from Hawaii who is seeking the party's 2020 presidential nomination, filed a $50 million lawsuit against Clinton last week over the former secretary of state’s insinuation that Gabbard was a “Russian asset.” Brian Dunne, an attorney representing Gabbard, told the New York Post that Secret Service agents turned away a process server Tuesday when the server tried to deliver the lawsuit to Clinton’s home in Chappaqua, N.Y., north...
  • Hawaii's New Asset Forfeiture Rules Take Effect Jan. 17

    01/28/2020 12:47:43 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    New requirements will apply to local enforcement authorities in seizing cars and other property of criminals under long-awaited asset forfeiture rules issued by the Hawaii attorney general on Dec. 31. The rules take effect Jan. 17 and require county prosecutors to describe the crimes that justify the seizure of private property under state statutes and to petition the attorney general for approval. The seizure program, known as civil asset forfeiture, is used in all 50 states to confiscate financial and other property of criminals. Some states require a criminal conviction before the property can be taken but most jurisdictions, including...
  • Idaho court order demands Lori Vallow to produce missing children; couple found in Hawaii

    01/27/2020 6:25:31 AM PST · by bgill · 10 replies
    Fox10 Phoenix ^ | Jan. 27, 2020 | Justin Lum
    The mother and step-father of two missing children from Arizona were reportedly contacted by police at a resort in Hawaii Sunday after months of searching for the couple. According to a statement obtained by FOX 10's Justin Lum from Idaho authorities, a child protection action has been filed on behalf of Joshua "JJ" Vallow and Tylee Ryan, and a court has ordered Lori to physically produce the two children to the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare in Rexburg within five days of being served with the order. The order, according to the statement, was served to Vallow in Princeville,...
  • CNN poll: Sanders adds to momentum with lead in New Hampshire; Sanders 25, Biden 16, Buttigieg 15, Warren 12

    01/26/2020 9:14:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    CNN ^ | 01/26/2020 | Jennifer Agiesta
    Bernie Sanders leads the race for the Democratic nomination in New Hampshire, according to a new CNN Poll conducted by the University of New Hampshire. Overall, 25% of likely Democratic primary voters back the Vermont senator, with former Vice President Joe Biden (16%), former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg (15%) and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren (12%) battling for second place. Behind these four, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar (6%), Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (5%) and businessman Andrew Yang (5%) make up a third tier of candidates. Sanders' edge in New Hampshire, a state he won by more than 20 points...
  • White Political Identity Is An Emerging And Dangerous Force [Barf Alert]

    01/23/2020 12:24:40 PM PST · by kaehurowing · 44 replies
    Honolulu Civil Beat ^ | January 23, 2020 | Neil Milner
    Neal Milner: White Political Identity Is An Emerging And Dangerous Force A significant and fast-growing portion of white people now think of their white-people selves as a political group with cohesive interests. By Neal Milner The 2020 presidential race may appear to be about impeachment, Donald Trump’s character, and the state of the economy. But lurking within all of this is a more significant issue. It’s whiteness. White political identity may seem to be in the shadows. And it is, in the sense that it is almost never discussed explicitly, certainly not by candidates. Even in the shadows, it will...
  • Hillary Clinton Accidentally Posts Condolences For Tulsi Gabbard's Suicide One Day Early (satire)

    10/24/2019 3:31:00 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 11 replies
    Babylon Bee ^ | October 23 2019
    U.S.—Oops! A social media scheduling error apparently caused Hillary Clinton to post her condolences for Tulsi Gabbard's suicide one day early. This morning, Clinton posted that she felt "great sadness" at hearing that Gabbard had killed herself. In subsequent tweets, she detailed how "tragic" it was that Gabbard had broken her own kneecaps, stuck her feet in concrete, then tossed herself off the docks near a seedy warehouse. "It's just terrible what happened, and though we disagreed, I hope we can all take a few minutes to send thoughts and prayers to the family," Clinton concluded. The post was deleted...
  • Dems Round 2: Harris Wilts, Biden Survives, Gabbard's Pantsuit Wins

    08/01/2019 6:26:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 08/01/2019 | Stephen Kruiser
    Night Two of the second round of Democratic presidential primary debates was expected to be a fireworks display between former Vice President Joe Biden (D-Del.) and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), and CNN did its best to light the fuses early on. Sadly -- for the viewers who didn't want to be bored, anyway -- all of those fuses were duds.The following is my assessment of the painful display, using some of my live tweets from the evening rather than having to type more. Thank you in advance for indulging me, dear readers.The first ten minutes of Wednesday's debate was...
  • Key Quotes From Tulsi Gabbard’s Lawsuit Against Hillary Clinton

    01/22/2020 9:58:23 AM PST · by rintintin · 13 replies
    Forbes ^ | Jan 22 2020 | Lisette Voytko
    Tulsi Gabbard sued Hillary Clinton for defamation (and $50 million) Wednesday morning over Clinton’s comments about a “Russian asset” in the 2020 race, and the suit is filled with charged language accusing Clinton and “political elites” of harming democracy. The 16-page lawsuit includes lengthy descriptions of Gabbard’s call to public service, her childhood spent cleaning litter from beaches in Hawaii, the importance of 9/11 in her life, and her National Guard service, which she mentions 13 times. During an October 19 guest appearance on the Campaign HQ with David Plouffe political podcast, Clinton made comments about a potential third-party presidential...
  • Tulsi Gabbard sues Hillary Clinton for defamation over Russia remarks

    01/22/2020 10:02:10 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 11:23 AM ET, Wed January 22, 2020 | Dan Merica
    Washington (CNN) -- Tulsi Gabbard filed a defamation lawsuit against Hillary Clinton on Wednesday, alleging the former secretary of state and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee "lied" about the Hawaii congresswoman's ties to Russia during a 2019 interview. The lawsuit stems from an October 2019 interview in which Clinton said that a Democrat running in the presidential primary was being groomed to run as a third-party candidate and was a favorite of the Russians. "I'm not making any predictions, but I think they've got their eye on somebody who is currently in the Democratic primary and are grooming her to be...
  • Tulsi Gabbard sues Hillary Clinton for $50M

    01/22/2020 9:41:23 AM PST · by rintintin · 16 replies
    NBC ^ | Jan 22 2020 | Erik Ortiz
    Democratic presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard filed a defamation lawsuit Wednesday against Hillary Clinton seeking $50 million in damages, claiming the former Democratic presidential nominee "carelessly and recklessly impugned" her reputation when she suggested in October that one of the 2020 Democratic candidates is "the favorite of the Russians." The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, says it aims to hold Clinton and other "political elites" accountable for "distorting the truth in the middle of a critical Presidential election." It also says Gabbard suffered an economic loss to be proven at trial.
  • It Begins, And Probably Ends: Tulsi Gabbard Sues Hillary For Defamation Over “Russian Asset” Accusation

    01/22/2020 9:31:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/22/2020 | Ed Morrissey
    As a matter of law, this will go nowhere. As a matter of politics, it’s Pass the Popcorn material. And as a matter of entertainment, the complaint itself is golden. With access to the next debate stage still within reach, Tulsi Gabbard announced that she has filed a defamation suit against Hillary Clinton in a New York federal court for calling her a “Russian asset” last October. At the time, Gabbard’s attorneys warned that she might sue, and the congresswoman from Hawaii finally delivered on that threat this morning.Gabbard’s campaign released this statement shortly after filing the lawsuit: Tulsi...
  • Gabbard suing Clinton for defamation over 'Russian asset' comments

    01/22/2020 6:13:04 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 62 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01 22 2020 | Rebecca Klar
    Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) is suing Hillary Clinton for defamation over the former secretary of state's remarks on a podcast characterizing the Democratic presidential candidate as a Russian asset. Gabbard filed the defamation lawsuit Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Gabbard’s lawyers allege that Clinton’s comments have “smeared” Gabbard’s “political and personal reputation.” “Tulsi Gabbard is a loyal American civil servant who has also dedicated her life to protecting the safety of all Americans,” Gabbard’s lawyer Brian Dunne said in a statement. “Rep. Gabbard’s presidential campaign continues to gain momentum, but she has...