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  • The Real Lesson of Ossoff's Defeat is the Bay Area Can't Buy an Election

    06/21/2017 12:37:01 PM PDT · by detective · 16 replies
    Front Page ^ | June 21, 2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    The left is having a sad day after losing in Georgia despite the $23 million that was squandered to buy an election for a lefty rich kid from outside a Republican district. At the Washington Post, where democracy drowns in its own hateful saliva, the lesson is that Ossoff was just too "civil".   How do you get more civil than "Make Trump Furious"? And what better template is there for winning, what was supposed to be a stealth election in a basically Republican district than a lack of civility. Here's the actual lesson. The Bay Area poured a fortune into a special...
  • Congress Pushes Bill to Let Lawmakers Carry Concealed Weapons Anywhere in U.S.

    06/21/2017 12:31:18 PM PDT · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 61 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 6/20/17 | Adam Kredo
    Congress is considering new legislation that would permit lawmakers to carry a concealed firearm wherever they perform official duties across the United States, according to a copy of the new bill that marks an unprecedented effort to help lawmakers confront a growing threat to their safety.
  • Buck Up, Democrats

    06/21/2017 12:30:37 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 21, 2017 | by David Leonhardt
    Democrats just can’t seem to win an election in the Trump era. With last night’s losses in Georgia and South Carolina, Democratic House candidates are zero-for-four in special elections against Republicans this year. It’s easy to look at this pattern and think that Democrats are doing something fundamentally wrong — that they can’t close the deal with voters and are destined to keep coming up short in next year’s midterms. But if that’s the easy conclusion, it’s also the wrong one. Politically, Democrats are doing fine for a party out of power. It obviously would have been better to have...
  • [YT] Obama Admin's DHS Sec Can't Explain Why DNC Didn't Turn Hacked Servers Over to Law Enforcement

    06/21/2017 12:27:17 PM PDT · by johnk · 19 replies
    CSPAN ^ | Jun 21, 2017 | Washington Free Beacon
    TREY GOWDY Makes Obama’s DHS Secretary Squirm: “Why didn’t DNC turn over hacked servers?”
  • Analysis After bitter Georgia loss, Democrats struggle to chart a course

    06/21/2017 12:25:12 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 21, 2017 | by Evan Halper and David Lauter
    As battered Democrats assess their loss in Tuesday’s Georgia House race, they are finding that the path out of the wilderness which they had hoped had been carved by voter discontent with President Trump is full of tricky obstacles. The loss in Georgia was bitter, after Democrats, in the most expensive House race ever, invested tens of millions of dollars in a political newcomer and millennial, Jon Ossoff. Finger-pointing was immediate. Blame fell on House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, on the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, on the cautious neophyte candidate. The complaints about muddled strategy by the party were exacerbated...
  • Angry Democrats in Blame Game After Georgia Defeat

    06/21/2017 12:17:58 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 49 replies ^ | June 21, 2017 | by ALEX SEITZ-WALD
    Democrats are tired of losing and the accusations are flying. After going all in and coming up short in Georgia's special election Tuesday, Democratic lawmakers and political operatives are venting their frustration at losing every competitive special congressional election so far this year. Many were upset that Democrat Jon Ossoff blunted what was arguably his greatest asset — antipathy toward President Donald Trump — by going relatively easy on the president and avoiding controversy at all cost. Others, however, countered that Ossoff was a fine candidate who was the victim of a party that is too cautious and has lost...
  • Last Remaining Police Station in Migrant-Dominated Swedish Suburbs Forced to Close

    06/21/2017 12:15:55 PM PDT · by johnk · 40 replies ^ | 20 Jun 2017 | by VIRGINIA HALE
    “The violence against us in the police and the paramedics and firefighters, has become much worse. We’re talking about stone throwing, violence, fires. It has become much worse in recent years,” Swedish police Sergeant Peter Larsson told Norwegian state broadcaster NRK. Police officers, who wished to remain anonymous, slammed the move, saying it will have a negative effect on residents. “It is terrible that we can’t be close to the citizens, and sad and shameful to move the police station,” a source told SVT. “It hurts to know that residents will not be able to get the help and support...
  • Lawmakers call for removal of Trinity College professor following racially charged comments

    06/21/2017 12:07:13 PM PDT · by Puppage · 14 replies
    WTNH Television ^ | 06/21/2017 | Jesse Gosselin
    HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Two Connecticut lawmakers are calling for the dismissal of a Trinity College professor following comments he made in the aftermath of the shootings that took place Alexandria, Virginia last week.
  • Living in Illinois Teaches People to Hate Government

    06/21/2017 11:47:12 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 40 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | June 21, 2017 | Phil Kadner
    Illinois is the reason people hate government. The state is in the middle of a terrible financial crisis and two political titans are battling over bragging rights to the political carnage. Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner, who is likely to spend more than $100 million on his political campaign if he runs for re-election next year, claims to be on the side of reform. Rauner wants to freeze property taxes, cut worker’s compensation and undermine collective bargaining rights. He would also like term limits for state officials and reduce the gerrymandering of legislative districts. On the other side there is Michael...

    06/21/2017 11:40:04 AM PDT · by detective · 17 replies
    Illinois Comptroller ^ | Sasana Menendez
    As Illinois’ Chief Fiscal and Accountability Officer, my Office is responsible for managing the state’s financial accounts as well as providing the public and the state’s elected leadership with objective and timely data concerning the state’s difficult fiscal condition. As you are quite aware, I have been very vocal regarding these issues and the budgetary impasse since assuming office six months ago; however we are now reaching a new phase of crisis.   Accordingly, I must communicate to you at this time the full extent of our dire fiscal straits and the potential disruptions that we face in addressing even...
  • My Bold Pajama Boy Prediction Comes True

    06/21/2017 11:39:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Rush ^ | June 21, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Let me give you the short take-away here, folks. You have no idea the degree to which the media and the Democrat Party are destroyed today. I’m talking about how they feel. You have no idea. I don’t care what you watch, what you read, you will not be allowed a peek inside what they really feel. Complete and utter defeat, frustration, devastation, and they have no answers. Greetings, Rush Limbaugh here, great to have you. Telephone number, 800-282-2882. The email address, All they’ve got is chasing a bunch of Russian ghosts. They’re back at it again today...
  • California Good Samaritans save officer from highway beating

    06/21/2017 11:13:34 AM PDT · by Uncle Sam 911 · 50 replies ^ | 6/20/17 | unknown
    SOLANO COUNTY, Calif. (KTVU) - Two East Bay men are being hailed as heroes for helping save a female CHP officer who was being assaulted by a driver along a freeway shoulder in Solano County over the weekend. Witnesses say the driver was beating the officer along Interstate 80 westbound in American Canyon when a 61-year-old former linebacker, former cop and Greg Bunting, a 52-year-old motorcycle mechanic, jumped in to help. The incident happened around 8:30 Saturday morning. Witnesses say the suspect was actually reaching for the officers's gun when the two men, strangers to each other, came to the...
  • Rahm Emanuel: Democrats Are 1,000 Seats Behind Republicans

    06/21/2017 11:12:42 AM PDT · by davikkm · 32 replies
    breitbart ^ | PAM KEY
    This week at The National Press Club when asked if Democrats can retake the U.S. House of Representatives in the 2018 midterms, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D-IL) said that the Democratic Party was “1,000 seats” behind the Republican Party at this point. As a former DCCC chairman, Emanuel is credited for playing a key role in the Democratic Party regaining the majority in the House of Representatives in the 2006 election. Emanuel said, “Sure it can happen anybody that tells you it will happen this far out doesn’t hasn’t been in campaigns, it’s too far to predict, a lot of...
  • BREAKING: Republican who fought Planned Parenthood wins Georgia special Congressional election

    06/21/2017 11:11:54 AM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    Life Site News ^ | June 21, 2017 | Claire Chretien
    GEORGIA, June 20, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – Republican Karen Handel beat pro-abortion John Ossoff Tuesday in a runoff election for Georgia's sixth congressional district, which was vacated when President Trump appointed former Rep. Tom Price to be Secretary of Health and Human Services. CNN called the election for Handel at 10:06 p.m. As of 10:09 p.m., Handel is winning 52.5-47.5. The DJ at Ossoff's election night party cued "I Will Survive," CNN reported. Handel, a Republican, and Ossoff, a Democrat, were the top two candidates in the initial special election in April 2017. Handel is the author of Planned Bullyhood, which...
  • Don’t Tell Hillary a Woman Can Beat a Man

    06/21/2017 11:11:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Rush ^ | June 21, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I tell you, I wouldn’t want to be in the group of people that have to talk to Hillary Clinton today. You gotta go talk to Hillary, you gotta be careful not to tell Hillary, don’t tell Hillary that a woman can beat a man even when she’s outspent by a gazillion dollars. Trump spent a fraction of what Hillary spent and won going away. Ditto Georgia 6. Karen Handel spent a smidgen of what was arrayed against her, and she still won, and it wasn’t close. Last I looked it was 16,000 votes and a six-point spread. But...
  • Terrorist' knifeman shouting 'Allahu Akbar' repeatedly stabs cop in the neck at Michigan airport

    06/21/2017 11:06:57 AM PDT · by Freedom56v2 · 125 replies
    UK Mail ^ | JUne 21, 2017 | Ashley Coleman
    The FBI is investigating the stabbing of a police officer at Flint, Michigan's Bishop Airport as a 'possible act of terror'. A Canadian man yelling 'Allahu Akbar' repeatedly stabbed the officer including in the neck at the airport on Wednesday morning. The saying means 'God is great' in Arabic, and is often shouted by Islamic terrorists before attacks or suicide bombings. The police officer involved in the incident has been identified as Lieutenant Jeff Neville, who is retired from the Genesee County Sheriff's Department. Sources told WJRT that Neville was at his post at the top of a set of...
  • Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Signs Bill to Ban Late-Term Abortions on Unborn Children

    06/21/2017 11:06:22 AM PDT · by Morgana · 24 replies
    Life News ^ | June 21, 2017 | Steven Ertelt
    Last month, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam signed a pro-life bill to ban late-term abortions in Tennessee. Today he and pro-life leaders held a ceremonial bill signing at Legislative Plaza. The Tennessee Infants Protection Act (SB 1180 / HB 1189) establishes a presumption of fetal viability beginning at 24 weeks gestation and prohibits abortion except in medical emergencies once viability has been confirmed. The new legislation also requires a medical assessment for fetal viability before an abortion may be performed on unborn children at least 20 weeks old. Tennessee Right to Life celebrates the bill’s passage. “Tennessee is a pro-life state...
  • She Went There: Maddow Laments ‘Partisan Implications’ of ‘Bad Weather’ for Georgia Election

    06/21/2017 11:06:12 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 40 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 6/20/2017 | Curtis Houck
    Folks, you had to know it would happen. When it became clear on Tuesday that Georgia Democratic congressional candidate Jon Ossoff was going to blow tens of millions of dollars and lose to Republican Karen Handel, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow suggested that heavy rain in Georgia had “partisan implications” that affected the special election. Speaking to MSNBC elections guru Steve Kornacki, Maddow offered this spin/sad excuse for her snowflake viewers: "Steve, let me ask you one last question on this. If there was a turnout effect from the bad weather today in the district, does that have any partisan implications that...
  • Scalise upgraded as FBI says gunman James Hodgkinson had 200 rounds of ammo in storage

    06/21/2017 11:00:58 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 78 replies ^ | 6/21/17 | Chad Pergram/ap/Lucia I. Suarez Sang
    Meanwhile, FBI officials said leftist gunman James Hodgkinson had more than 200 rounds of ammunition at a local storage unit when he attacked Republican lawmakers as they practiced for the annual Congressional baseball game. Timothy Slater, special agent in charge of the FBI Washington field office, said Hodgkinson, 66, had rented a storage unit in Alexandria started April 16, which he visited more than 43 times between April and June. Also, Hodgkinson visited the office of Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., in mid-April and emailed Senators Tammy Duckworth and Dick Durbin, D-Ill., sometime between January 2017 and the shooting last week,...
  • Progressives already thought Democrats were aimless. The election wipeout might prove their point

    06/21/2017 11:00:15 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | June 21, 2017 | By Gregory Krieg
    The newly activated Democratic base -- the resistance! -- was tripping over itself for a fight. Their money arrived down South by the truckload. The Republican President's approval ratings are in the tank. And yet, another Election Day is gone, and Democrats are again asking where it all went wrong. By late Tuesday night, the answers were rolling in. Prominently mixed into this dog's breakfast of recriminations, mostly from the party's activist left, there is at least one recurring thread: Democrats do not have, either by omission or commission, a cohesive economic message. Operatives and consultants peddle tactics, electoral "paths"...