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  • Jane Fonda says coronavirus is 'God's gift to the left' because it could help Biden defeat Trump

    10/07/2020 10:59:18 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 61 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 07 2020 | Brian Flood
    Actress Jane Fonda called coronavirus "God's gift to the left" because it allowed Americans to see President Trump isn’t helping the working class. The far-left star was busy urging Americans to vote for Democratic nominee Joe Biden and said the upcoming election is a crossroads for the nation. “We are people who can help determine which way humanity goes. What a great gift, what a tremendous opportunity, we’re just so lucky, we just have to use it with every ounce of intelligence and courage and wherewithal we have,” Fonda said in a video published online.
  • Nancy Pelosi Proposes 1,120-Page Coronavirus Bill Stuffed with Special Interest Goodies

    03/23/2020 1:18:16 PM PDT · by DOC44 · 122 replies
    Increased fuel emission standards for airlines receiving funds and carbon offsets: Payment for up to $10,000 in student loans Same-day voter registration, early voting, voting by mail, ballot harvesting The expansion of wind and solar tax credits. Automatic extension of nonimmigrant visas. and much more at link
  • Dumped amid coronavirus, former Bloomberg campaign aides sue for pay and benefits

    03/23/2020 1:22:43 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 23, 2020 | by Sharon Bernstein
    Former organizers for Michael Bloomberg’s unsuccessful presidential bid sued the billionaire’s campaign on Monday, saying he laid them off amid the global coronavirus pandemic after promising pay and benefits through the November election. Employees resigned from good jobs to take positions with Bloomberg’s campaign, and they now face unemployment and the loss of their health insurance in the midst of the spreading virus, field organizers Alexis Sklair, Sterling Rettke and Nathaniel Brown said in their complaint, one of two proposed class action lawsuits potentially representing thousands of workers. “They promised salaries nearly double that of other campaigns,” alleged their complaint,...
  • Maureen Dowd: “Trump Makes Us Ill”

    03/01/2020 11:39:34 PM PST · by seanmerc · 74 replies
    New York Times ^ | 29 Feb 2020 | Maureen Dowd
    Donald Trump was right. Germs are scary. For three decades, I talked to Trump about his fear of germs. When I interviewed him at the Trump Tower restaurant during the 2016 race, the famous germophobe had a big hospital-strength bottle of hand sanitizer on the table, next to my salad, ready to squirt. He told me about the nightmarish feeling he had when a man emerged from the bathroom in a restaurant with wet hands and shook his hand. He couldn’t eat afterward. Today, in a stunning twist of fate, germs are infecting his presidency and threatening a bad prognosis...
  • Anonymous author raises questions over Donald Trump's mental fitness

    11/08/2019 11:03:12 AM PST · by seanmerc · 71 replies
    DailyMail.com ^ | 8 Nov 19 | Emily Goodin
    The anonymous author of a tell-all tome on the Donald Trump administration raises questions about the president's mental fitness to hold office. The author, who is described a 'senior official in the Trump administration,' claims Trump stumbles, slurs and is easily confused. 'I am not qualified to diagnose the president's mental acuity,' Anonymous writes, according to a copy of the book obtained by The Washington Post. 'All I can tell you is that normal people who spend any time with Donald Trump are uncomfortable by what they witness. He stumbles, slurs, gets confused, is easily irritated, and has trouble synthesizing...
  • Jane Fonda returns to civil disobedience for climate change

    10/19/2019 4:49:39 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 34 replies
    AP News ^ | 19 Oct 19 | ELLEN KNICKMEYER
    Inspired by the climate activism of a Swedish teenager, Jane Fonda says she’s returning to civil disobedience nearly a half-century after she was last arrested at a protest. Fonda, known for her opposition to the Vietnam War, was one of 17 climate protesters arrested Friday at the U.S. Capitol on charges of unlawful demonstration by what she called “extremely nice and professional” police. Fellow actor Sam Waterston was also in the group, which included many older demonstrators. Now 81, Fonda said she plans to get arrested every Friday to advocate for urgent reduction in the use of fossil fuels. She...
  • Hillary Clinton says Tulsi Gabbard is a 'Russian asset' groomed to ensure Trump reelection

    10/18/2019 9:31:54 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 265 replies
    www.washingtonexaminer.com ^ | October 18, 2019 11:35 AM | Tim Pearce
    Hillary Clinton said that Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is being groomed by Moscow to run as a third-party spoiler candidate in 2020 to help President Trump win reelection. The former secretary of state pushed the theory on the Campaign HQ podcast hosted by David Plouffe, President Barack Obama’s campaign manager in 2008. Plouffe and Clinton discussed hurdles the Democratic nominee would face and compared the 2020 race to Clinton’s loss to Trump in 2016. Plouffe asked Clinton about the part third-party candidates, such as Jill Stein of the Green Party, played in 2016, allowing Trump to secure key states. "They are...
  • JANE FONDA ARRESTED IN D.C. Protesting Climate Change

    10/11/2019 11:05:19 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 49 replies
    TMZ ^ | 10/11/2019 | tmz
    Jane Fonda is willing to go to jail over climate change -- she just got busted outside the U.S. Capitol during a massive protest. Jane was arrested Friday along with a number of other protesters on the steps on the east side of the Capitol building. In video from the demonstration, you see Jane being placed in handcuffs and escorted into a police van. Jane was demonstrating with the group Oil Change International over the climate change crisis. The protest is part of Jane's "Fire Drill Fridays" initiative -- she's vowed to protest outside the Capitol every Friday, rain or...
  • 'Crooked Hillary should try it!' Donald Trump dares Clinton

    10/09/2019 10:45:47 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 24 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | October 9, 2019 | Geoff Earle
    'Crooked Hillary should try it!' Donald Trump dares Clinton to enter crowded Democratic presidential field a THIRD time after she claims she could beat him 'again' Trump dares 'Crooked Hillary' Clinton to enter the 2020 presidential race She had tweeted 'Dont tempt me,' after he jabbed that she should challenge Elizabeth Warren but only if she came clean about her email scandal Clinton has said she won't run for president a third time But she said Tuesday night on PBS that 'maybe there does need to be a rematch; I mean, obviously, I can beat him again' Clinton lost to...
  • Ahead of Pelosi impeachment rollout, all 13 Texas Dems now in line on Trump's possible removal

    09/24/2019 12:41:59 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 92 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 9-24=2017 | Tom Benning and Todd J. Gillman
    Speaker Nancy Pelosi plans to end months of caution on impeachment Tuesday afternoon, launching a formal inquiry aimed at removing President Donald Trump over allegations he withheld aid from Ukraine to pressure that country to launch a corruption inquiry aimed at damaging former Vice President Joe Biden. All 13 Texas Democrats in Congress support impeachment or are at least open to it, after five holdouts joined the chorus in the hours before her announcement, some more enthusiastic than others. Texas Republicans remained unified in their opposition to impeachment, even as Democrats around the country lined up to demand impeachment on...
  • The Latest: Warren calls on Senate to impeach Trump

    05/07/2019 11:09:47 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 56 replies
    AP ^ | 7 May 19 | AP
    The Latest on Congress and the special counsel’s Russia report (all times local): 1 p.m. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren says the House should begin impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump. The Democratic presidential candidate went to the Senate floor on Tuesday to reiterate her call for impeachment hours after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell declared “case closed” on the Russia probe and potential obstruction by Trump. Holding a copy of Mueller’s report, Warren responded to McConnell that “wishing won’t make it so.”
  • Joe Biden Is Running for President

    04/19/2019 12:42:05 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 52 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 19 Apr 19 | Edward-Isaac Dovere
    Joe Biden is running. The former vice president will make his candidacy official with a video announcement next Wednesday, according to people familiar with the discussions who have been told about them by top aides. Seriously, he’s actually made a decision. It’s taken two years of back-and-forth, it’ll be his third (or, depending on how you count, seventh) try for the White House, and many people thought he wouldn’t do it, but the biggest factor reshaping the 2020 Democratic-primary field is locking into place. He wants this. He really wants this. He’s wanted this since he was first elected to...
  • Chelsea Handler admits she's 'sexually attracted' to Special Counsel Robert Mueller

    04/08/2019 1:37:39 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 68 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8 Apr 19 | Caitlyn Becker
    Chelsea Handler has a crush. The 44-year-old comedian dropped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Monday and made quite the confession about the new man who has captured her heart: Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
  • ‘Pretend you have a cold’: Pelosi advises Biden on women

    04/02/2019 1:15:39 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 25 replies
    AP ^ | 2 Apr 19 | THOMAS BEAUMONT and STEPHEN BRAUN
    As former Vice President Joe Biden’s camp scrambles to contain any political damage over his past behavior with women, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has some words of advice: Keep your distance. “Join the straight-arm club,” Pelosi told a breakfast hour Washington event on Tuesday. In other words, keep your handshakes at arms’ length and don’t be touchy-feely. “Just pretend you have a cold and I have a cold,” Pelosi said. Pelosi, D-Calif., told the event, which was sponsored by Politico, that Biden “has to understand that in the world we are in now people’s space is important to them and...
  • Michael Dukakis rips ‘draft-dodger’ Trump after tank photo joke

    03/21/2019 12:46:32 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 74 replies
    New York Post ^ | 21 Mar 19 | Mark Moore
    President Trump’s joke about Michael Dukakis tanked with the former Democratic presidential nominee. Dukakis, who ran against George H.W. Bush, wasn’t happy about Trump mocking him for donning a helmet and riding in a tank during the 1988 campaign. “I want to get into them but then I remember when a man named Dukakis got into a tank,” Trump said to laughter Wednesday during a visit to a tank factory in Lima, Ohio. “The helmet was bigger than he was. That was not good.”
  • Ocasio-Cortez staff received risk assessment training from police due to death threats: report

    03/21/2019 12:38:11 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 21 Mar 19 | Justin Wise
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's (D-N.Y.) staff has reportedly been trained on performing risk assessments due to the amount of death threats the congresswoman has received. Aides to Ocasio-Cortez told Time magazine that U.S. Capitol Police trained them how to vet visitors after multiple people threatened to kill the first-term lawmaker. Staffers say they are now tense whenever they hear a knock on the door of her Capitol Hill office, according to Time.
  • Hillary Clinton's ex-campaign chairman,[SNIP], thinks cell door will shut on Roger Stone

    02/26/2019 12:25:15 PM PST · by seanmerc · 16 replies
    ABC News ^ | 26 Feb 19 | Cecilia Vega, Chris Vlasto, Matthew Mosk and John Santucci
    Hillary Clinton’s former campaign chairman John Podesta still harbors strong emotions about Roger Stone, the Republican dirty-trickster he believes played a role in releasing his hacked personal emails to try and gain an edge in the final month of the 2016 presidential contest.
  • Could Nancy Pelosi be the next president of the United States?

    01/15/2019 1:01:38 PM PST · by seanmerc · 56 replies
    The Hill ^ | 15 Jan 19 | Allan Lichtman
    It is unlikely, but now at least possible, that Nancy Pelosi will be the next president of the United States. It will not happen by election in 2020, but by succession to the White House this year. Some of you might recall that after the near assassination of Ronald Reagan, chaos ensued in the White House. Secretary of State Alexander Haig told reporters, “Constitutionally, gentlemen, you have the president, the vice president and the secretary of state, in that order.” He added, “As for now, I am in control here, in the White House, pending the return of the vice...
  • Bloomberg says he’d self-fund possible 2020 White House bid

    01/11/2019 12:53:19 PM PST · by seanmerc · 23 replies
    AP News ^ | 11 Jan 19 | Will Weissert
    Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says that if he runs for president, he’ll pay for it himself, defending candidates who use personal riches to bankroll campaigns. Bloomberg’s comments to reporters in Texas on Friday follow a jab from another top 2020 contender. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren recently decried the Democratic presidential nomination becoming “one more plaything that billionaires can buy.”
  • Nolte: Tyrannical Democrats Introduce Bill to Kill Electoral College

    01/04/2019 10:47:06 AM PST · by seanmerc · 70 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4 Jan 19 | John Nolte
    Desperate to bring the Tyranny of the Majority to our representative democracy, on the first day Democrats assumed control of the House of Representatives, Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) submitted a bill to kill the electoral college.