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  • Nine Democrats call for release of jailed lawyer who took on Chevron

    11/30/2021 3:26:10 AM PST · by Political Junkie Too · 28 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | November 30, 2021 | Vishal Vivek and Ann Maria Shibu
    Nine U.S. House Democrats have asked the Justice Department to release American environmental lawyer Steven Donziger, who spent decades battling Chevron Corp over pollution in the Ecuadorian rainforest. The disbarred lawyer was handed a six-month imprisonment sentence in October for criminal contempt arising from a lawsuit brought by the oil company. The Democrats including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib on Monday said in a letter addressed to Attorney General Merrick Garland that the lawyer was jailed for "petty contempt of court". "As the United States is a party to the District Court case against Mr. Donziger, we request that you...
  • New York Magazine editors putting together a book of essays on AOC’s beauty, rare authenticity, and social media greatest hits

    11/29/2021 7:07:36 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 40 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 29 Nov 2021 | Brett T
    We trust Seth Mandel, but we had to check for ourselves to be sure. In answer to the question, “Why are Republicans so obsessed with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez,” the editors of New York Magazine are compiling a book of essays on AOC that will be released February 1. As Mandel points out, there will be essays on subjects from AOC’s beauty to her social media greatest hits. Amazon’s description reads, in part:An engaging, all-encompassing biography of Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in the bestselling tradition of Notorious RBG and Pelosi that explores her explosive rise and impact on the future of American...
  • GOP eyes booting Democrats from seats if House flips

    11/28/2021 4:25:57 AM PST · by Libloather · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/27/21 | Cristina Marcos
    Multiple House Democrats who are frequent top targets of the far right face the prospect of losing their committee assignments if Republicans win back the chamber next year. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) has threatened to retaliate after Democrats stripped GOP Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene (Ga.) and Paul Gosar (Ariz.) of committee seats this Congress, warning that some liberal lawmakers “will need the approval of a majority to keep those positions in the future.” None of the Democrats singled out by McCarthy as examples of who could be removed from House committees have embraced conspiracy theories or promoted violence...
  • Democrats Have a Waukesha Problem. The massacre at a Christmas parade reveals the dangers of their crime policies.

    11/26/2021 8:16:28 AM PST · by karpov · 31 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 25, 2021 | Kimberley A. Strassel
    Here’s the common reaction to the Waukesha, Wis., murders: It’s nuts that the suspect, with his long criminal history, was free on $1,000 bail posted days before the automotive rampage. Here’s New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, in a tweet the day after the Waukesha murders: “Today, we sent a letter . . . to NYC’s 5 District Attorneys requesting information on excessive bail in the NYC court system.” The letter was also signed by fellow New York Democrat Carolyn Maloney and Maryland’s Jamie Raskin. That disconnect will haunt Democrats. Waukesha is one of those rare moments when the consequences of...
  • AOC blasts Democrats for not using her in Virginia election: 'It was a mistake'

    11/22/2021 3:16:53 PM PST · by PROCON · 68 replies ^ | Nov. 22, 2021 | Jessica Chasmar
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., said Democrats made a "mistake" by not using her and fellow progressives during the Virginia gubernatorial race, where Republican Glenn Youngkin narrowly defeated Democrat Terry McAuliffe.During an interview with The New York Times published Monday, Ocasio-Cortez complained that she wasn’t invited to campaign with McAuliffe or help out with the race in any way.
  • Cheney, Kinzinger signal they'd back Gosar censure

    11/12/2021 8:45:47 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 54 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/12/2021 | CRISTINA MARCOS
    Reps. Liz Cheney (Wyo.) and Adam Kinzinger (Ill.), are expressing support for censuring their fellow Republican Rep. Paul Gosar (Ariz.) for posting a photoshopped anime video this week depicting himself killing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.). Cheney and Kinzinger have frequently criticized their own party over its continued ties to former President Trump, but it is nevertheless extraordinarily rare for lawmakers to back censure efforts against members of their own party. A group of House Democrats, led by Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.), formally introduced a resolution on Friday to censure Gosar over the video, which the Arizona Republican defended as a...
  • Pelosi calls for ethics, criminal investigations into Gosar

    11/09/2021 12:08:41 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/09/2021 | Mike Lillis
    Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is calling for a series of investigations into Rep. Paul Gosar after the Arizona Republican took to Twitter this week to advertise violence against Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and President Biden. The Speaker is also urging House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) to join Democrats in backing investigations into Gosar by both the House Ethics Committee and outside law enforcement agencies. "Threats of violence against Members of Congress and the President of the United States must not be tolerated," Pelosi tweeted Tuesday. "@GOPLeader should join in condemning this horrific video and call on the Ethics Committee...
  • Ocasio-Cortez: Gosar so weak he 'couldn't open a pickle jar'

    11/09/2021 12:01:08 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 55 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/09/2021 | SARAKSHI RAI
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) excoriated Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) on Twitter Monday after he posted an anime video with his face superimposed on a figure violently attacking characters depicting Ocasio-Cortez and President Biden. "This dude is a just a collection of wet toothpicks anyway," Ocasio-Cortez wrote in a tweet thread. "White supremacy is for extremely fragile people &sad men like him, whose self concept relies on the myth that he was born superior because deep down he knows he couldn’t open a pickle jar or read a whole book by himself," she added.
  • MSNBC Regular: 'Sick of White Men' Like Carville, 'Shut the F Up'

    11/08/2021 8:29:09 AM PST · by rktman · 61 replies ^ | 11/7/2021 1430 hrs ET | Brad Wilmouth
    On Saturday morning's The Cross Connection, MSNBC viewers got a triple helping of racist comments as frequent guests Roland Martin and Elie Mystal took aim at whites. After Mystal claimed in the show's first hour that blue-collar whites only care about "using their guns on black people and getting away with it." And in the second hour, Martin declared that he was "sick of white men" like veteran Democratic strategist James Carville criticizing the far left, adding that he should "shut the F up." After Martin's racially specific hit on Carville evoked laughter from the panel, host Tiffany Cross mused...
  • James Carville blames 'stupid wokeness' for election losses: 'These people need to go to a woke detox center'

    11/03/2021 11:27:01 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 26 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11/3/21 | CARLOS GARCIA
    Veteran Democratic strategist James Carville blamed "stupid wokeness" for the resounding losses the Democratic Party sustained in Tuesday's elections across the country. Carville made the comments while being interviewed by Judy Woodruff on "PBS Newshour" Wednesday. "What went wrong is just stupid wokeness. Alright, don't just look at Virginia and New Jersey. Look at Long Island, look at Buffalo, look at Minneapolis, even look at Seattle, Washington. I mean, this 'defund the police' lunacy, this take Abraham Lincoln's name off of schools. I mean that — people see that," Carville said emphatically. "It's just really — has a suppressive effect...
  • Carville blames "stupid wokeness" for Democratic losses

    11/03/2021 7:20:06 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/3/2021 | Joseph Choi
    Democratic political strategist James Carville blamed his party's recent losses and weak performance in state elections on "stupid wokeness" on Wednesday. "PBS NewsHour" host Judy Woodruff asked Carville what went wrong for the Democratic Party in the Virginia gubernatorial race in which Republican Glenn Youngkin beat former Gov. Terry McAuliffe. "What went wrong is just stupid wokeness. Don't just look at Virginia and New Jersey. Look at Long Island, look at Buffalo, look at Minneapolis, even look at Seattle, Wash. I mean this 'defund the police' lunacy, this take Abraham Lincoln's name off schools. I mean that-people see that," Carville...
  • AOC insists the Democrats' 'woke problem' is made up by Republicans and critics wanting party to run away from racial justice and voting rights

    11/08/2021 3:38:11 PM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/08/21 | Katelyn Caralle
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Democrats' so-called 'woke problem' was 'made up' to try and push the left away from fighting for racial injustice and election reform, which she claims could help them win. 'One dangerous aspect of thinking there's a 'woke problem' is that Dem chances for re-election or majorities in House, Senate, & WH rely on the racial justice issue of voting rights,' the New York representative tweeted Sunday evening. She added: 'Dems distancing from racial justice makes protection of voting rights less likely, ensuring losses.' Republicans and establishment Democrats claimed that the party's embracing a more progressive agenda and...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Biden Admin Detaining Migrants Outdoors Under Texas Border Bridge Again in Winter Weather

    11/07/2021 9:07:26 AM PST · by DFG · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/07/2021 | Randy Clark
    DEL RIO, Texas — The Biden administration reopened the infamous outdoor detention area that once held 15,000 mostly Haitian migrants for processing and transport. According to a source within U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Border Patrol officials detained more than 100 mostly Central American migrants under the Del Rio International Bridge on Saturday as overnight temperatures fell into the low 50s. The source, not authorized to speak to the media, told Breitbart Texas some 1,500 migrants are also being detained in temporary holding cells at several Border Patrol stations within the Del Rio, Sector. The overcrowding of facilities is once...
  • Sen. Chuck Schumer is seen breaking Puerto Rico's strict mask rules while dancing the merengue and celebrating the Democrats' infrastructure bill win

    11/07/2021 7:01:18 AM PST · by marcusmaximus · 32 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/7/2021 | James Gordon
    Chuck Schumer was spotted celebrating the passing of President Biden's infrastructure bill on Friday night, but the Senate Majority Leader who was in Puerto Rico, appeared to let the win for the Democrats go to his head and forgot to wear a face mask. Strict local rules on the Caribbean island are still in place and require those in public places indoors to wear face coverings, regardless of their vaccination status. Schumer, 70, was seen embracing island life as he attempted to perform the merengue alongside New York City Council member Carlina Rivera who was also maskless. 'Sen. Majority Leader...
  • Rep. Boebert Steals The Show With ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ Dress In AOC-Inspired Fashion

    11/05/2021 7:16:26 AM PDT · by rktman · 31 replies ^ | 11/4/2021 2316 hrs EDT | SHAKHZOD YULDOSHBOEV
    Republican Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert was wearing a dress that had the words “Let’s Go Brandon” during a Thursday event at Former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort. Boebert wore the dress in an apparent reference to Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s mid-September performance with a “Tax The Rich” dress at the Met Gala. The Colorado rep. posted a photo of herself alongside Trump on Twitter, captioning it, “It’s not a phrase, it’s a movement! #LGB.”
  • AOC says Dem Election Day losses result of running 'fully 100% super moderated campaign'.

    11/04/2021 10:34:54 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 69 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11.4.2021 | Emma Colton
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claimed that Republican Glenn Youngkin won the Virginia gubernatorial election because Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe ran a "100% super moderated campaign" that didn't "energize a progressive base."
  • Man punches woman who told him to take ‘chill pill’ on subway: video

    10/31/2021 10:29:15 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 61 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/28/21
    Video @link Viral video shows the moment an enraged man slugs a woman in the face in a crowded Big Apple subway car during rush hour — after she tells him to take a “chill pill.” The disturbing incident — initially posted on TikTok and reshared on Twitter Wednesday, where it’s received 2.4 million views — unfolded on a D train near 145th Street in Harlem around 5:50 p.m. Monday, the original poster said. The disturbing incident — initially posted on TikTok and where it’s received 2.4 million views — unfolded on a D train, though the exact date and...
  • House Dems Praise Designated Terrorist Groups for ‘Courageous Work’

    10/31/2021 1:02:14 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 18 replies
    freebeacon ^ | October 29, 2021 | Matthew Fold
    A group of House Democrats will propose a resolution urging the Biden administration to condemn Israel and support six Palestinian groups designated as terrorist organizations by the Jewish state. Rep. Betty McCollum (D., Minn.) plans to introduce a resolution celebrating the designated Palestinian groups for the "value and importance" of their "courageous work," according to Haaretz. The resolution will be cosponsored by several House Democrats, including Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D., Mich.), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.), and Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.). Among the groups backed in the Democratic resolution are the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, which is designated...
  • Take note, AOC — Kyrsten Sinema’s bad style actually makes a statement

    10/29/2021 10:10:27 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 30 replies
    NY Post ^ | Kristen Fleming
    By now we all know the tale of socialist Cinderella, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez hitting the Met Gala red carpet to hobnob with the wealthy and powerful in a pricey couture gown emblazoned with the phrase, “Tax the Rich.“ If it was a sartorial effort to show solidarity with her working-class constituents, it only seemed to get “yas kween” snaps from the fancy people inside the fancy museum. Enter Kyrsten Sinema who basically said, “hold my Keystone Light… and Marlboro Reds.” This week, the 45-year-old presided over the Senate in a denim vest, looking like Ponyboy’s long lost sister who made...
  • AOC-Squad backed pol beaten in closely watched Ohio House primary; loser co-chaired Sanders prez bid

    10/25/2021 1:45:45 PM PDT · by Liz · 28 replies ^ | 8/4/21 | Samuel Chamberlain
    Far-left Democrats were dealt a big blow as former Ohio state Sen. Nina Turner, co-chair of Bernie Sanders’ 2020 presidential campaign, was defeated by Cuyahoga County Councilwoman Shontel Brown in a much-anticipated special US House primary election. With 96.5 percent of precincts reporting, Brown led Turner by 4,380 votes out of more than 71,000 votes cast. Turner conceded the race soon after 10 p.m. local time, telling supports: “On this night, we will not cross the river.” The contest in Ohio’s 11th District, a deep-blue constituency that includes most of Cleveland, parts of Akron and several majority-black precincts in between...