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  • Rasmussen Poll: Republicans Want Mike Lindell for RNC Chair — Certainly Not Ronna McDaniel

    01/26/2023 7:01:24 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 01/26/2023 | Catherine Salgado
    Fewer than one in five Republican voters want Ronna McDaniel to be Republican National Committee (RNC) chair again, according to a new Rasmussen Reports poll, and of the three candidates — McDaniel, attorney Harmeet Dhillon, and MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell — Lindell surpassed Dhillon by a 10-point margin. Republican voters want radical change in their party, and this poll shows that they want an outsider with a track record of defying the establishment to enact that change.Rasmussen found in its survey of Republican voters that 30% support Mike Lindell for RNC chair, 20% support Harmeet Dhillon, and only 15% support...
  • Alabama GOP won’t support Ronna McDaniel as party’s national chair

    01/10/2023 6:00:31 AM PST · by Red Badger · 14 replies ^ | Published: Jan. 09, 2023, 3:19 p.m. | By Mike Cason
    The steering committee of the Alabama Republican Party issued a statement of no confidence in Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel and said it would not support her reelection for the position. The RNC is scheduled to elect its next chair at a meeting in February. McDaniel, former leader of the Republican Party in Michigan, has been RNC chair since 2017, when she became the second woman elected to the position. Harmeet Dhillon, an attorney from California, is challenging McDaniel for chair. The Alabama Republican Party steering committee, a 21-member panel, is the main governing body for the state GOP....
  • Black support for GOP ticked up in this year’s midterms

    12/30/2022 10:11:30 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 31, 2022 | Ayanna Alexander and Gary Fields
    Black voters have been a steady foundation for Democratic candidates for decades, but that support appeared to show a few cracks in this year’s elections. Republican candidates were backed by 14% of black voters, compared with 8% in the last midterm elections four years ago, according to AP VoteCast, an extensive national survey of the electorate. In Georgia, Republican Gov. Brian Kemp more than doubled his support among black voters to 12% in 2022 compared with 5% four years ago, according to VoteCast. He defeated Democrat Stacey Abrams both times. If that boost can be sustained, Democrats could face headwinds...
  • Adams set to unveil sweeping plan to speed up development amid housing crunch

    12/10/2022 7:09:14 AM PST · by millenial4freedom · 12 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/08/22 | Sally Goldenberg
    Mayor Eric Adams has focused much of his energy on public safety, as other crises receiving less attention have deepened. Now, as his first year in office draws to a close, Adams is ready to take aim at one of the largest problems escalating across the city: An acute housing shortage that has driven up the cost of renting and buying a home. Adams plans to announce as early as Thursday a set of over 100 reforms designed to ease development by minimizing regulations, modernizing arcane rules and trimming costs for builders, according to a summary of the proposals obtained...
  • Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee, Star Fleetwood Mac Singer Dies at 79 [Christine McVie]

    11/30/2022 12:39:33 PM PST · by Seeing More Clearly Now · 11 replies
    Western Journal ^ | Nov. 30, 2022 | Associated Press
    Christine McVie, the British-born Fleetwood Mac vocalist, songwriter and keyboard player whose cool, soulful contralto helped define such classics as “You Make Loving Fun,” “Everywhere” and “Don’t Stop,” has died at age 79. Her death was announced Wednesday on the band’s social media accounts. Her family said in a statement posted to Instagram that the singer died following a “short illness.” “She was truly one-of-a-kind, special and talented beyond measure,” the band’s statement reads in part....
  • Unearthed videos provide additional evidence of Ellison’s ‘anti-cop’ record (MN AG)

    11/03/2022 8:04:51 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 2 replies
    Alpha News ^ | 11/03/22 | Evan Stambaugh
    Video from the mid-1990s has surfaced showing Keith Ellison doubting the legal culpability of a convicted cop killer. Power Line’s Scott Johnson recently posted unearthed footage from a November 1996 panel discussion Ellison participated in regarding the death penalty. Working as an attorney at the time, Ellison claimed the death penalty was one of several “racially biased” institutions that disproportionately affect black Americans and “oppressed nationalities.” He cited the example of Mumia Abu-Jamal, a black man who was sentenced to death in 1982 for the first-degree murder of Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner. Despite the guilty conviction, Ellison claimed without...
  • Omar has spent over $100,000 on security after call to defund police

    10/31/2022 4:39:39 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 21 replies
    Alpha News ^ | 10/30/22 | Law Officer Staff
    Rep. Ilhan Omar’s campaign recently dropped tens of thousands of dollars on private security services following her calls to defund the police and support for a campaign to dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department, federal filings show. According to Federal Election Commission records, the campaign spent $27,081.14 on “security services” between July and September, the highest quarter to date. Before the third quarter, her campaign paid roughly $83,000 to private security firms between May 2019 and July this year, according to a review of federal filings. The payments also follow Omar’s calls to defund police and her support for a campaign...
  • The New Progressives Progressive Fight Against Consumer Welfare

    10/26/2022 9:46:22 PM PDT · by Anon Cohen
    American Action Forum ^ | October 26, 2022 | Fred Ashton
    The consumer welfare standard has been the backbone of antitrust policy for over 40 years and provides a consistent basis for the enforcement of antitrust law. The consumer welfare standard is measurable using economic analysis and empirical evidence, facilitating a reliable and objective application of antitrust law. Commandeering antitrust policy as a tool to solve other societal ills including depressed employee wages and harm to competitors risks creating uncertainty, stifling innovation, and slowing economic growth. Read more: Follow us: @AAF on Twitter
  • Candidate says white people who quote MLK are ‘trying to uphold white supremacy’ (MN)

    10/22/2022 10:43:05 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 55 replies
    Alpha News ^ | 10/22/22 | Sheila Qualls
    Centennial School Board candidate Jessica Schwinn suggested white people who quote Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. are racist and accused them of advocating for white supremacy. Schwinn called a “family meeting” in an undated TikTok video to reprimand white people, calling them racist and uninformed. They are “upholding” white supremacy, she said. Schwinn is running for school board with a slate of candidates calling themselves “4Centennial,” which includes Andrew Meyer, Laura Gannon, and Kara Schmitz. The Centennial School District encompasses Blaine, Centerville, Circle Pines, Lexington, and Lino Lakes. The text introducing the video reads: “ATTN: white people: Family meeting time....
  • WCCO wants evidence Ellison is ‘anti-cop.’ Here it is (MN AG)

    10/21/2022 10:12:23 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 2 replies
    Alpha News ^ | 10/21/22 | Anthony Gockowski
    WCCO claims to be lacking evidence that Attorney General Keith Ellison is “anti-cop,” as a Republican Attorneys General Association ad has it. The station ran a fact-check on the ad Monday, asking for “more specifics” on the “serious accusations” that Ellison has been “anti-cop forever” and “supports convicts.” In the article, University of Minnesota professor Larry Jacobs, without specifying, said “some” of the “claims” in the ad are “outright wrong.” Much of this information on Ellison has been discussed in the past. Power Line’s Scott Johnson has been writing about Ellison’s early life on and off for the past 15...
  • Libertarian candidate Bedonie: GOP’s Ronchetti ‘cannot win with me in the way’ (New Mexico)

    10/18/2022 10:11:37 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 33 replies
    The Piñon Post ^ | October 17, 2022 | Piñon Post staff
    On Sunday night, a video began circulating showing a Republican-turned-Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Karen Bedonie saying her Republican rival Mark Ronchetti “cannot win” with her in the race. Both are running to unseat Democrat first-term Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham. In the video shared on Twitter, Bedonie says, “The only comfort I find in this race is that man (Ronchetti) cannot win with me in the way. That man cannot win this race. He will never be governor as long as I am alive and well and in this race. The snippet appears to be taken from a previous live stream Bedonie...
  • State rep deletes tweet saying she supports abortion because motherhood is hard (MN)

    10/12/2022 12:37:06 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 24 replies
    Alpha News ^ | 10/12/22 | Evan Stambaugh
    A Democrat state representative with children deleted a tweet saying abortion should be legal because being a mother is difficult. Rep. Liz Boldon, a mother of three children who serves the Rochester area in the Minnesota House of Representatives, tweeted Sunday morning that motherhood is the “hardest job” she’ll “ever have” and added that “no one should be forced to be a parent.” “Being a mom is the hardest job I’ll ever have. No one should be forced to be a parent. #AbortionIsHealthcare,” she said. Boldon deleted the tweet after receiving significant backlash, but not before others took screenshots of...
  • DFL candidate defends rioting, supports ‘abolishing’ police

    10/05/2022 12:11:29 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 23 replies
    Alpha News ^ | 10/05/22 | Anthony Gockowski
    A DFL candidate who has the support of some of the party’s top officials wants to abolish the police and defended rioting during a June speech. Leigh Finke won the DFL nomination for House District 66A in August and will likely win November’s election in the solidly-blue district. Finke, who is transgender, previously worked for the ACLU, authored a guide for “LGBTQ+ Christian teens,” served on the Stonewall DFL board, and produced a documentary called “White Savior,” which explores “racism in the American church.” Finke repeatedly called for abolishing the police throughout 2021, according to Facebook screenshots provided to Alpha...
  • Walz changes story 3 times on when he knew about Feeding Our Future fraud (MN)

    10/01/2022 11:48:54 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 8 replies
    Alpha News ^ | 10/1/22 | Anthony Gockowski
    Gov. Tim Walz was first alerted to Feeding Our Future’s suspicious activity in April or May 2020, or possibly the summer of 2020, and maybe even November 2020. That’s the story he and his office gave the Minnesota Reformer in an article published Friday. Officials with the Minnesota Department of Education told a Senate committee earlier this year they first detected the fraud scheme a month after it began, which U.S. Attorney Andy Luger said was April 2020. Luger’s office charged 49 people last week for allegedly defrauding the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Federal Nutrition Programs of $250 million intended...
  • REPORT: Dean Phillips has 34 potential stock trading conflicts (MN)

    09/14/2022 12:58:46 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 12 replies
    Alpha News ^ | 9/14/22 | Evan Stambaugh
    The New York Times has reported that nearly 100 current members of Congress have bought or sold stocks related to their work in office. One of those identified is Rep. Dean Phillips of Minnesota, who sits on the U.S. House Ethics Committee and the Financial Services Committee. The Times found that he has reported trades in 276 companies and has 34 possible conflicts of interest — one of the highest tallies among the 97 members of Congress listed. Phillips’ trading chiefly involved stocks and bonds “issued by more than two dozen banking companies,” according to the Times. Phillips, a Democrat,...
  • Thirty-Six Percent of College-Educated White Liberal Women Believe Men Can Get Pregnant

    09/09/2022 11:57:20 AM PDT · by navysealdad · 58 replies
    Recent political polling tells us that 36% of white college-educated women who are registered Democrats believe that “some men can get pregnant.” This is markedly higher than the 29% of white non-educated college women who believe this. It is certainly interesting that non-college educated women have a better understanding of basic human reproduction than their more educated college-graduate sisters.
  • Fellow veteran speaks out on Walz’s misleading statements about military record (MN)

    09/07/2022 7:25:11 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 5 replies
    Alpha News ^ | 9/6/22 | Liz Collin
    On a 150-year-old farm in Brewster, Tom Behrends hopes his tell-it-like-it-is style will finally get the attention he believes it deserves in Minnesota’s race for governor. “The public needs to know how pathetic his leadership was as a National Guardsman,” Behrends said about Gov. Tim Walz. He’s back again to wage a public war of words against Walz. This is what his grain bin looked like in the 2018 election: “He abandoned us. What the hell kind of leader does that? As soon as the shots were fired in Iraq, he turned and ran the other way and hung his...
  • One Minnesota: Walz claims Republicans ‘naturally inclined’ to ‘demonize’ others

    09/03/2022 10:33:22 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 38 replies
    Alpha News ^ | 9/3/22 | Anthony Gockowski
    Gov. Tim Walz, running for reelection on a promise of “One Minnesota,” once described Republicans as naturally inclined to “demonize” others before mockingly accusing them of using “The Handmaid’s Tale” as an “operator’s manual.” “The Handmaid’s Tale” is a book by Margaret Atwood, popularized by a hit television adaptation, wherein women are essentially enslaved, raped, and forced to bear children for a class of male rulers called “commanders.” This is the reality Republicans want, according to Walz, who is attempting to position himself as the “bipartisan” candidate in the race for governor. But he didn’t stop there. “If you don’t...
  • Grand Juries, Not Committees.

    08/15/2022 8:35:22 AM PDT · by knarf · 34 replies
    self ^ | August 15, 2022 | knartf
    I suggest;When the Conservatives overwhelmingly take control of the political United States,and they ponder who, what and when to do with the enemies that have stacked up around us over the last 14 years,instead of forming a committee to study a person or situation to determine what to do,we instead call for a Grand Jury investigation.We already know the culprits,We already know the charges,and we already know what we believe should be the penalty.Let's bypass every middle man and go right for the jugular.They've attacked this nation is SO many ways not the least, most obvious and latest being the...
  • (Tom) Emmer says IRS will be ‘weaponized against conservatives’ just like FBI

    08/12/2022 12:16:27 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 10 replies
    AlphaNews ^ | 8/12/22 | Evan Stambaugh
    Rep. Tom Emmer has warned that thousands of proposed new IRS agents could easily be “weaponized against conservatives.” The Minnesota congressman appeared on Fox News Wednesday morning to discuss the recent FBI raid of former president Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence, saying “everyone should be concerned” about the weaponization of the Justice Department, which oversees the FBI. “Republican, Democrat, other — everyone in this country should be concerned when the Department of Justice has been weaponized against American citizens, and in this case by the Biden administration against their political opponents,” he said. Emmer added that the same dynamic could play...