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  • New Book: Obama Said Buttigieg Couldn’t Win Presidency Because ‘He’s Gay’ And ‘Short

    03/06/2021 10:40:45 AM PST · by rktman · 28 replies ^ | 3/5/2021 | Mary Margaret Olohan
    Former President Barack Obama reportedly said the former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg couldn’t win the presidency because “he’s gay” and “short,” according to a new book on the 2020 presidential election. Obama expressed confidence in former presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren during an October 2019 meeting with elite black donors in New York City, The Hill’s Amie Parnes and NBC’s Jonathan Allen described in the new book “Lucky: How Joe Biden Barely Won the Presidency.” During the same meeting, the former president also joked about Buttigieg, citing his age, sexuality, and height, as reasons why he could not win the...
  • Unreleased White House report shows coronavirus rates spiking in heartland communities

    05/12/2020 6:43:05 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 58 replies
    NBC "News" / Comcast ^ | May 11, 2020 | By Jonathan Allen, Phil McCausland and Cyrus Farivar
    Coronavirus infection rates are spiking to new highs in several metropolitan areas and smaller communities across the country, according to undisclosed data the White House's pandemic task force is using to track rates of infection, which was obtained by NBC News. The data in a May 7 coronavirus task force report are at odds with President Donald Trump's declaration Monday that "all throughout the country, the numbers are coming down rapidly." The 10 top areas recorded surges of 72.4 percent or greater over a seven-day period compared to the previous week, according to a set of tables produced for the...
  • NBC Analysis: Two months in, Trump's coronavirus response creates more chaos

    04/05/2020 8:31:23 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 95 replies
    NBC "News" / Comcast ^ | April 5, 2020 | By Jonathan Allen (D-NBC)
    WASHINGTON - More than two months into what President Donald Trump calls a "war" against COVID-19, his administration's efforts to combat the deadly disease, along with its disastrous effects on the U.S. economy, are often creating more problems than they solve. Bidding wars for life-saving equipment, a power struggle between Trump's son-in-law and the vice president, political gamesmanship, the centralization of authority and decentralization of accountability, and the creation of new government programs while standing bureaucracies are ignored, have all contributed to chaos within the political, economic and health care systems. Banks haven't been able to process loan applications for...
  • NBC Analysis: Trump sees ghosts of hometown past and election future in COVID-19

    04/01/2020 4:19:11 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    NBC News / Comcast ^ | March 31, 2020 | By Jonathan Allen (D-NBC)
    If he had done nothing at all, President Donald Trump said Tuesday, the American death toll from the coronavirus would be geometrically higher than the low six-figure count he now expects. In other words, it could have been worse. Looking like he'd been visited by the ghosts of hometown past and election future, Trump deviated from his typically ebullient, brash and optimistic style to deliver a somber message much more in line with that of his leading scientists. In doing so, a president who played down the threat of the virus for weeks, mocked critics who urged him to take...
  • In coronavirus crisis, Cuomo and Trump show contrast in leadership

    03/23/2020 3:24:37 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 76 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | March 22, 2020 | By Jonathan Allen (D-NBC)
    Analysis: Two of the nation's most powerful executives are exhibiting nearly opposite leadership styles, policy instincts and public relations strategies. One day, President Donald Trump told Americans that he bore no share of the blame for testing missteps that have increased the devastation wrought by coronavirus. "I don't take responsibility at all," he said. A few days later, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo welcomed accountability for the extraordinary measures his state has put in place to stop the spread of the virus, including the closure of "nonessential" businesses beginning at 8 p.m. Sunday. "If someone wants to blame someone, blame...
  • Democrats in a Super Panic on Super Bowl Sunday

    02/02/2020 4:39:04 PM PST · by EyesOfTX · 60 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    No, the Des Moines Register Poll did not kill itself. – The leaders in the Democrat Party are now in full-blown panic as The Commie closes in on a win in Iowa. So panicked, in fact, that they almost certainly spiked the final Des Moines Register poll – a tradition for 76 years running – that was to be released on Sunday. The narrative being pushed by the corrupt news media is that the Register, and its co-sponsor, CNN (because of course it’s CNN) decided to scrap the poll because one of the people conducting the poll consistently mispronounced the...
  • Report: John Kerry Concerned As Joe Biden Plummets-Both Had Sons Cash-in on China/Ukraine

    02/02/2020 4:53:08 PM PST · by CheshireTheCat · 34 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | February 2, 2020 | Sundance
    Chris Heinz and Hunter Biden were friends in business together, each cashing-in on the influence held by their fathers’ John Kerry and Joe Biden. Considering the likelihood Joe Biden was only running for President in order to: (1) shield himself from scrutiny, and (2) establish the cornerstone of the impeachment effort; it makes complete sense for John Kerry to be the participating campaign handler. With Biden’s impeachment usefulness now exhausted by DC engineers, there’s no reason to prop-up his candidacy. He’s dropping like a proverbial rock. However the risk to Biden and Kerry still exists (see Lindsey Graham interview today),...
  • John Kerry overheard discussing possible 2020 bid amid concern of 'Sanders taking down the Democratic Party'

    02/02/2020 1:54:41 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 60 replies
    NBC ^ | 02 02 2020 | Jonathan Allen and Allan Smith
    Former Secretary of State John Kerry — one of Joe Biden's highest-profile endorsers — was overheard Sunday on the phone at a Des Moines hotel explaining what he would have to do to enter the presidential race amid "the possibility of Bernie Sanders taking down the Democratic Party — down whole." Sitting in the lobby restaurant of the Renaissance Savery hotel, Kerry was overheard by an NBC News analyst saying "maybe I'm f---ing deluding myself here" and explaining that in order to run, he'd have to step down from the board of Bank of America and give up his ability...
  • John Kerry overheard discussing possible 2020 bid

    02/02/2020 1:17:11 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 109 replies
    NBC News ^ | February 2, 2020 | By Jonathan Allen and Allan Smith
    DES MOINES, Iowa — Former Secretary of State John Kerry — one of Joe Biden's highest-profile endorsers — was overheard Sunday on the phone at a Des Moines hotel explaining what he would have to do to enter the presidential race amid "the possibility of Bernie Sanders taking down the Democratic Party — down whole." Sitting in the lobby restaurant of the Renaissance Savery hotel, Kerry was overheard by an NBC News analyst saying "maybe I'm f---ing deluding myself here" and explaining that in order to run, he'd have to step down from the board of Bank of America and...
  • Trump schools the Senate on the exercise of power

    01/24/2020 12:46:24 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | January 23, 2020 | By Jonathan Allen
    The lesson of this impeachment so far for President Donald Trump and his successors is that there are major strategic and tactical advantages to simply refusing to send witnesses and documents to Congress. Not only has the president benefited from blocking the evidence itself, but his defenders have argued - compellingly in the minds of some observers - that the House Democrats' case against him on both articles of impeachment is weaker because they did not wait to see if courts would compel testimony and the production of documents at issue. But it's not clear that the president, who has...
  • Trump's defense looks shaky on first day of impeachment trial

    01/21/2020 7:37:00 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 75 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | January 21, 2020 3:31 PM | Jonathan Allen
    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's defense failed him at the opening of his Senate impeachment trial on Tuesday. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., had one job. He just had to collect 51 votes for the trial rules he had written, in close consultation with White House officials, to deliver Trump an acquittal quickly, quietly and with as few surprises as possible. He couldn't do it. Fellow Republicans balked at his plan so late in the game — moments before the start of the trial — that he had to order up handwritten changes sought by Democrats just to secure...
  • NBC News Analysis: Officials handed the House a pile of evidence for impeachment

    11/22/2019 12:03:05 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 58 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | November 22, 2020 | By Jonathan Allen (D-NBC)
    Analysis: Yet, as Democrats move toward a pre-Christmas vote, they still find a wall of Republican loyalists at President Donald Trump’s side. President Donald Trump presented little in the way of defense in the opening phase of his impeachment proceedings. He refused to give Congress documents. He ordered subordinates to defy subpoenas. And he issued blanket proclamations of his innocence, over Twitter and in exchanges with reporters, without testifying under oath on Capitol Hill. Meanwhile, as Democrats moved one step closer to a House floor vote on impeachment that they expect to hold before Christmas, a string of current and...
  • Here's the price Mitt Romney is paying for standing against Trump

    10/28/2019 12:52:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 27, 2019 | Adam Edelman and Jonathan Allen
    SALT LAKE CITY — One man is an island: Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah. The 72-year-old former Republican presidential nominee has isolated himself from Republicans in the Senate, in his home state and across the country by occasionally — but strongly — criticizing President Donald Trump, including the president's efforts to enlist the aid of foreign governments to probe a leading political opponent. "By all appearances, the President's brazen and unprecedented appeal to China and to Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden is wrong and appalling," Romney tweeted earlier this month. In recent weeks, the senator's acts of rebellion against the...
  • African American Employee's Office Vandalized Inside Education Department

    08/23/2019 1:51:47 PM PDT · by gop4lyf · 71 replies
    NBC News ^ | 8/23/2019 | Suzy Khimm, Heidi Przybyla, Jonathan Allen and Laura Strickler
    The office of an African American employee of the U.S. Department of Education was vandalized earlier this week, and other employees have expressed concern that the attack may have been racially motivated. African art figurines were found beheaded, with their limbs removed, and a school desegregation poster was damaged, according to Education Department employees and a congressional aide. The incident happened at the department’s Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, the employees and the aide told NBC News. The department said the employee had been out of the office for several days and reported the incident on Tuesday afternoon. The...
  • NBC News Analyst: Donald Trump Wins First Democrat Debate

    06/27/2019 4:37:14 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 June 2019 | Katherine Rodriguez
    An NBC News analyst declared President Donald Trump the winner of the first Democrat presidential debate of the 2020 election season. Jonathan Allen, who is also an author and reporter, said he was surprised to hear that Trump was “unscathed” while the crowded field of candidates avoided taking direct pot-shots at him. Allen added most Democrats in the debate wanted to win over far-left primary voters instead of people in the general election pool who could swing the election later in the season. In his analysis on NBC News, Allen wrote: For long stretches, it seemed, they completely forgot about...
  • More House Democrats grow ready to impeach Trump, making Pelosi's job tougher

    06/01/2019 5:45:37 AM PDT · by Libloather · 38 replies
    NBC News ^ | 5/31/19 | Jonathan Allen
    WASHINGTON — Speaker Nancy Pelosi likes to talk about the numbers to defend her go-slow approach to launching a formal impeachment process against President Donald Trump. "I think it's like 35 of them out of 238, maybe its 38 out of 238, have said they wanted to be outspoken on impeachment and many of them are reflecting their views as well as those of their constituents," Pelosi said at a Commonwealth Club of California Wednesday. "Yes, there are some, and the press makes more of a fuss about the 38 than the 200." But there are strong signs that the...
  • NBC Reporter: DNA Test Is Proof That Tomahawk Liz Committed 'Some Level of Fraud'

    10/25/2018 4:46:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies ^ | October 25, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) released her DNA tests recently, and it showed what we’ve known for years: she’s not really Native American. The allegation has hung around her neck since 2012. Warren has claimed that she has Cherokee ancestry. She doesn’t. She is 1/1024th Native American. I have more Native American blood than Warren…and I have none. All credit for that line goes to Donald J. Trump.If this is the new benchmark established by liberals to shield their own from terrible acts of cultural appropriation for personal gain, then I guess we can be whomever the hell we want.So, what to...
  • Trump is winning — but are voters tired of it?

    10/08/2018 6:39:09 AM PDT · by Zuben Elgenubi · 145 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 8, 2018 | Jonathan Allen
    <p>Analysis: President Donald Trump has racked up a series of policy victories. The question now is whether that helps his party do the same at the polls next month — or whether it could cost them.</p> <p>WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has radically transformed American domestic and foreign policy, and — with the confirmation now of two of his picks for the Supreme Court — that legacy now promises to long outlive his presidency.</p>
  • A dark day for Trump. The darkest day for the presidency since Watergate.

    08/23/2018 5:13:07 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 81 replies
    nbcnews ^ | 08/21/2018 | Jonathan Allen
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — There hasn't been a darker moment for a president — or for the presidency — since Richard Nixon resigned on the verge of impeachment in 1974. On Tuesday, Michael Cohen, the president's longtime fixer and former personal lawyer, pleaded guilty to felony crimes that included illegally paying women hush money to help Donald Trump win the presidency in 2016. Most important, he said he did so at Trump's direction. In other words, Trump cheated to win the White House, according to one of his closest former associates. Cohen's admissions were so damaging for the president, both legally...
  • Facing GOP attacks, more Democratic candidates ditch Pelosi

    03/28/2018 10:14:47 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | March 28, 2018 | by Alex Seitz-Wald and Jonathan Allen
    WASHINGTON — A growing number of Democratic congressional candidates are bailing out on Nancy Pelosi as they try to inoculate themselves against Republican attacks on the House Minority Leader. "I'm not supporting Nancy Pelosi," Democrat Andrew Janz, who is running against Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., told NBC News in a recent interview. "I think she's done a lot of good for the party; I think she's done a lot of good for the country," he added. "However, I think it's time for a new generation of leaders to go to Washington, and this is with respect to both Democrats and...