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  • Bye Bye Newsom? California Governor Recall campaign logs nearly two million signatures.

    03/15/2021 8:17:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 03/15/2021 | Lloyd Billingsley
    The campaign to recall California Governor Gavin Newsom has collected 1,950,000 signatures, Katy Grimes of the California Globe reports, far more than the 1.4 million signatures needed to qualify the recall for the ballot. A full 1.6 million signatures were collected entirely by volunteers, and according to organizer Orrin Heatlie, 31.5 percent of the signers were “other than Republicans.” As the recall effort surges, Democrats turn up the volume against it. “Right-wing Republicans in CA are trying to recall Gavin Newsom for the crime of telling people to wear masks and for listening to scientists during COVID,” tweeted Sen....
  • Was the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act Authored By a Cuban Agent?

    03/13/2021 3:13:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | March 13, 2021 | Humberto Fontova
    “Lawmakers in the House passed a bill this week aimed at reforming policing in this country. It's called the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act…this bill would ban chokeholds and make it easier to pursue misconduct claims against officers, among other reforms. The lead author is Congresswoman Karen Bass from California,” reported NPR on March 5.Well, Rep. Karen Bass certainly qualifies as an expert on “police misconduct,” considering that for decades she’s been providing aid and comfort to a police state that jailed and tortured political prisoners at a higher rate than Stalin’s during the Great Terror and murdered more...
  • California's most intense campaign: The private pursuit of Harris' Senate seat

    11/01/2020 6:50:35 PM PST · by KingofZion · 23 replies
    Politco ^ | October 28, 2020 | Carla Marinucci
    *** A week before the election — and potentially weeks before the outcome is known — California Democrats are elbowing each other for the chance to sway Newsom on how to fill the state’s junior senator seat should Joe Biden and Harris (D-Calif.) head to the White House. At least a dozen California Democrats are seriously in the mix, and their supporters, donors and staffers are jostling behind the scenes to make their case. In this deep-blue state, where no Republican has won statewide in 14 years, a Senate seat could be the closest it gets to a lifetime appointment....
  • By Their Red Stars You’ll Know Them

    08/11/2020 9:40:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | August 11, 2020 | Robert Knight
    Bob Avakian, chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party USA (RCPUSA), has endorsed Joe Biden for president.  Mr. Avakian, who has led the party since 1979, says he doesn’t particularly like Mr. Biden, but that electing him is necessary for “the overthrow of this system, as the fundamental solution to the continuing horrors this system causes for the masses of humanity.”That “system” is our self-governing republic with its constitutionally-guaranteed rule of law, property rights, the freedoms of religion, speech, press and assembly, and free market economics. All of this has produced the freest, most prosperous and most generous nation in history. It’s...
  • Possible Biden VP pick Rep. Karen Bass spoke at socialist forums

    08/10/2020 7:08:54 PM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 13 replies
    New York Post ^ | 8/10/2020 | Ebony Bowden
    Rep. Karen Bass, who is on the shortlist of Joe Biden running mates, was a keynote speaker at two socialist events in Los Angeles in the 1980s and ’90s, The Post can reveal. The revelation comes as the powerful chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus faces increased scrutiny over controversial past remarks praising Communist leaders and for her links to the Cuban regime.
  • Karen Bass’s Campaign Gave Nearly $100K to Nonprofit She Co-Founded Which Paid Her $70K+ for ‘Consulting’

    08/06/2020 6:37:48 PM PDT · by bitt · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/6/2020 | rebecca mansoor
    Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA) nearly doubled her income in 2010 from consulting fees she received from a nonprofit she co-founded, and Bass’s re-election campaign donated nearly $100,000 to that nonprofit between 2008 and 2011, the Los Angeles Times reports. Bass, a vice presidential contender on Democratic presumptive nominee Joe Biden’s VP shortlist, co-founded a South Los Angeles-based nonprofit called the Community Coalition in 1990. Her community organizing with the Coalition laid the groundwork for her successful run for the California State Assembly in 2004, where she would eventually rise to the position of Speaker in 2008. A Los Angeles Times...
  • Karen Bass Praised the Church of Scientology and Leah Remini Stepped in to School Her

    08/05/2020 7:20:33 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies ^ | 8/4/2020 | Beth Baumann
    "I know that the Church of Scientology has made a difference because your creed is a universal one that speaks to all people everywhere," Bass said. "I look forward to helping you bring about the difference for everyone in this city, the Golden State of California and from here, the nation, and from the nation, the world." Remini, who was raised in the Scientology religion and has a show dedicated to exposing the church's wrongdoings, said Americans deserve to have a vice presidential pick that stands "for the good and decent when it’s not convenient, who are willing to fight...
  • VIDEO: Watch Jill Biden Hyping Castro's Cuba

    08/04/2020 7:01:45 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 30 replies
    YouTube ^ | August 4, 2020 | DUmmie FUnnies
    VIDEO There is a lot of controversy brewing about Joe Biden's possible VP pick Karen Bass praising Fidel Castro as well as her participation in the Venceremos Brigade which supported the communist regime. However, as you can see in this video, Biden's own wife (and Edith Wilson wannabee) Jill Biden also hyped Castro's Cuba without a word of criticism of the brutal government controlling every aspect of life there. Instead, you can see Jill Biden being treated to the rosy Potemkin Village presentation in which she was a very willing participant during her visit to Cuba in 2016. We...
  • Cuba spells trouble for Bass's VP hopes

    08/03/2020 5:48:45 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08 03 2020 | Niall Stanage and Amie Parnes
    The momentum that had been building around Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) as a possible vice presidential pick for Joe Biden has come to an abrupt halt amid controversy over Cuba. The suggestion that Bass harbored some degree of past sympathy for the late Cuban leader Fidel Castro has caused consternation among Democrats in Florida. They worry that selecting Bass could seriously endanger Biden’s chances in the largest of the battleground states. The stakes could hardly be higher, they warn. Picking Bass “violates the central tenet of a vice presidential selection, which is ‘Do no harm,’” according to Florida-based pollster and...
  • Cuban-American Republicans attack potential Biden VP pick Karen Bass over Cuba ties

    08/03/2020 12:58:28 PM PDT · by rintintin · 16 replies
    McClatchy via Fresno Bee ^ | Aug 1 2020 | ALEX DAUGHERTY
    Florida’s two highest-ranking Cuban-American Republicans are preemptively attacking California Rep. Karen Bass, one of Joe Biden’s potential vice president picks, due to her past work in Fidel Castro’s Cuba with the Venceremos Brigade, a group that has organized annual trips to Cuba for left-leaning Americans since 1969. U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio and Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nuñez criticized Biden for including Bass on his shortlist and said picking her would hurt his electoral prospects with Hispanic voters in South Florida.
  • Democrat VP Candidate Karen Bass: On Second Thought, Maybe Fidel Castro Wasn’t So Wonderful

    08/03/2020 9:38:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/03/2020 | Jazz Shaw
    As some of our other writers here have already noted, there’s been quite a bit of chatter among politicos this week suggesting that California Congresswoman Karen Bass (D) may be rising near the top of the stack in the Joe Biden veepstakes. That choice would have struck me as slightly odd even without her documented record of being a cheerleader for Fidel Castro’s Cuban regime when she was younger. But with that added wrinkle in the story, Bass seemed like even less of an optimal pick. Now it looks like somebody must have slipped her a note about how...
  • Was Karen Bass To Be Joe Biden’s VP Pick — Until The Daily Caller’s Revelations About Her and Scientology?

    08/02/2020 7:46:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Red State ^ | 08/02/2020
    <p>As was reported here yesterday by my colleague Becca Lower, without warning the Biden Campaign announced that Joe Biden’s selection of his 2020 running mate was being postponed for two weeks.</p> <p>Also yesterday, the Daily Caller reported on leading VP contender Karen Bass’s history of praising the “Church” of Scientology in Los Angeles, and its founder, science fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard.</p>
  • Rep. Karen Bass: I'm Not A Commie Lover, Just a Slow Learner

    08/02/2020 4:19:48 PM PDT · by rktman · 34 replies ^ | 8/2/2020 (1433 edt) | Bronson Stocking
    California Congresswoman Karen Bass (D) is reportedly in the race to be Joe Biden's running mate. Bass was born both black and a woman, Biden's criteria for picking the person one heartbeat away from the presidency. Biden's affirmative action policy has the finalists doing some last-minute scrambling to get on the ticket. Rep. Bass was on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace where she was forced to address comments she made in 2016 mourning the death of communist dictator Fidel Castro. "As Cuba begins nine days of mourning, I wish to express my condolences to the Cuban people and the...
  • Karen Bass renounces her praise for Fidel Castro

    08/02/2020 2:54:52 PM PDT · by Libloather · 84 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/02/20 | Zachary Warmbrodt
    Rep. Karen Bass on Sunday walked back 2016 comments praising Cuban leader Fidel Castro, as scrutiny of her views toward the Communist government threatened her potential selection as former Vice President Joe Biden's running mate. On “Fox News Sunday,“ the California Democrat faced questions about several visits to Cuba in the 1970s and a statement she released after Castro's 2016 death saying, "the passing of the Comandante en Jefe is a great loss to the people of Cuba.” Bass told Fox host Chris Wallace that her perspective "developed over time" and that she now understood that the Castro government "was...
  • Rumored Biden VP pick Karen Bass praised the Church of Scientology in 2010 and sympathized with Cubans over death of Fidel Castro

    08/01/2020 11:41:58 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 23 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 01 2020 | JAMES GORDON
    Rep. Karen Bass, a possible top-tier contender to be Joe Biden's running mate has had to row back on remarks she made in 2010 where she was heard praising the Church of Scientology. On Friday, video emerged of an event from 2010 at which the California Democrat spoke at a ceremony for a renovated Scientology Church in Los Angeles. During her remarks, while calling for peopel to treat one another with respect and fight oppression, she also spoke highly of the Church's controversial founder, L. Ron Hubbard.
  • Biden’s VP ‘Short-Lister’ Karen Bass was Organizer for the KGB/Cuban-Intelligence Founded Venceremos Brigades

    08/01/2020 4:11:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies ^ | August 1, 2020 | Humberto Fontova
    “In the mid-1970s, California Congresswoman Karen Bass, who is now under consideration to be Joe Biden’s running mate, was an organizer for the Venceremos Brigade… An event blurb in an October 1975 issue of the communist Daily World newspaper describes Bass, then 22, as “leader of the Venceremos Brigade in southern California….As a ‘brigadista’ and then organizer for the Venceremos Brigades, Karen visited Cuba every 6 months.” (Tablet magazine, 7/28.) In that heady Age of Aquarius hundreds of starry-eyed college kids were volunteering to “help build Cuban Socialism” and “fight U.S. Imperialism,” mostly by joyfully cutting Cuban sugar cane and...
  • Tucker Carlson warns 'fraud' Kamala Harris or 'unapologetic,' 'extreme' Karen Bass could run US if Biden wins

    07/29/2020 11:28:31 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 29 2020 | Charles Creitz
    Tucker Carlson opened Wednesday night's edition of "Tucker Carlson Tonight" by taking a closer look at Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and Rep. Karen Bass, D-Calif., two lawmakers believed to be on the shortlist to become Joe Biden's running mate. "Joe Biden cannot govern the country. He isn't capable of it," said Carlson, who cited reports the former vice president may only serve one term if elected. "So Biden's running mate will be the most consequential VP pick in American history." Turning first to Harris, Biden's onetime rival for the Democratic nomination, the host paid particular attention to remarks she made...
  • House votes to remove Confederate statues from Capitol

    07/22/2020 8:50:19 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07 22 2020 | Cristina Marcos
    The House voted Wednesday to approve legislation to remove statues in the Capitol of people who served the Confederacy or otherwise worked to defend slavery, a moment sparked by the demonstrations for racial justice across the country. The legislation was approved in a 305-113 vote. All of the "no" votes came from GOP lawmakers, while 72 Republicans voted to remove the statues. “Just imagine what it feels like as an African American to know that my ancestors built the Capitol, but yet there are monuments to the very people that enslaved my ancestors,” Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), the leader of...
  • Bernie Sanders Delegates from California Reject Kamala Harris as Running Mate

    07/20/2020 9:09:06 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 20 2020 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    A group of “progressives” representing a large proportion of delegates won by Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-CA) in California has signed a letter to presumptive Democratic Party presidential nominee Joe Biden urging that he pick a running mate from a short list of candidates that does to include local Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA). Instead, they say, he should choose Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA), Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA), or former Sanders campaign spokesperson Nina Turner, a former Ohio state legislator. The San Francisco Chronicle reports: California Sen. Kamala Harris is widely believed to be on Joe Biden’s short list for vice president,...
  • Castro Fan Karen Bass Vetted for Biden VP

    07/02/2020 7:47:37 AM PDT · by SJackson · 17 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | Jul 2, 2020 | Lloyd Billingsley
    Los Angeles Democrat seeks “new path of support and collaboration” with Communist Cuban regime. “Congresswoman Karen Bass, chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, is undergoing vetting as a candidate to be Joe Biden’s running mate,” Bo Erickson of CBS News reported on June 24. In March, the five-term Los Angeles Democrat endorsed Biden for president, but even some Democrats were troubled by one of Bass’s previous endorsements. “The passing of the Comandante en Jefe is a great loss to the people of Cuba,” said Bass in a statement after Fidel Castro passed away on November 25, 2016.  “I hope together,...