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  • GOP Sen. Lankford apologizes to Black constituents for opposing election results

    01/15/2021 10:22:58 AM PST · by Presbyterian Reporter · 95 replies
    the hill ^ | jan 16 2021 | MORGAN GSTALTER
    Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) on Thursday wrote a letter apologizing to Black constituents for opposing the Electoral College results, saying he didn't realize the attempt would cast doubt "on the validity of votes coming out of predominantly Black communities." In a letter addressed to "My friends in North Tulsa" obtained by Tulsa World, Lankford acknowledges that his actions "caused a firestorm of suspicion among many of my friends, particularly in Black communities around the state. I was completely blindsided, but I also found a blind spot." Lankford last month signed onto a letter from Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) saying he...
  • "I fear we'd lose our country forever" says State House Speaker on overturning election results

    12/14/2020 1:12:01 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 135 replies
    Fox17 ^ | 14 Dec 20 | Zac Harmon
    Michigan's Speaker of the House Lee Chatfield says he will not attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 Presidential election in Michigan. In a statement released hours before Electoral Voters cast the state's 16 votes for the Presidency, Chatfield says having state lawmakers decide the outcome "unpresidented." "I can't fathom risking our norms, traditions and institutions to pass a resolution retroactively changing the electors for Trump, simply because some think there may have been enough widespread fraud to give him the win," said Chatfield. Read the full statement by Speaker Chatfield below. “I was raised to respect our system...
  • Wayne County Board of Canvassers vote to certify election results (Republicans cave)

    11/17/2020 6:32:04 PM PST · by Stravinsky · 40 replies
    WXYZ Detroit ^ | December 17, 2020 | WXYZ Detroit
    WAYNE COUNTY, Mich. (WXYZ) — After initially being deadlocked on a vote to certify election results, The Wayne County Board of Canvassers voted unanimously to certify election results Tuesday evening. The motion to hold another vote came following hours of public comments condemning Republican canvassers' decisions to vote against the certification. The board of canvassers vote initially tied 2 to 2 along party lines. But just before 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, the board filed a motion and voted to certify the results under the stipulation that Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson does a comprehensive audit of the election in the county.
  • Sen. Sherrod Brown to Trump, ‘His Spineless Followers’: We Will Count All the Votes

    11/04/2020 1:49:35 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/04/2020 | Pam Key
    Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) said Wednesday on MSNBC to President Donald Trump and “his spineless followers” that former Vice President Joe Biden would win the presidential election when all the votes are counted. Brown said, “I mean, Joe Biden won this election, it looks like he won, I’m pretty sure he won because he was the most pro-worker candidate that we’ve nominated in either party for a generation.”
  • LeBron James Responds After Colby Covington’s ‘Spineless’ Insult

    09/21/2020 7:16:42 AM PDT · by md1986 · 32 replies
    Game 7 ^ | September 21, 2020 | Anthony Amador
    LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers won Game 2 of their Western Conference Finals showdown against the Denver Nuggets on Sunday night. Following the game, James sent a clear message to his critics.
  • Republican Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan may vote for Biden

    07/28/2020 11:07:16 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 25 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | | July 27, 2020 03:25 PM | David M. Drucker, Senior Political Correspondent |
    Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is leaving open the possibility of crossing party lines this November to vote for presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden over President Trump. "Like everybody else, I get to go into the voting booth and pull the lever for the person that I think is going to do the best job. And we’re going to figure that out in the next 100 days," the Republican chief executive said Monday in an interview with conservative talk radio host Hugh Hewitt. "I’m going to try to make that decision like everybody else in America."
  • McDonald's BLM Statement Completely Rejected by Leftists

    07/01/2020 12:41:25 PM PDT · by Java4Jay · 61 replies
    On June 3 the company posted a video that’s now its Twitter background, remembering seven people: Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Alton Sterling, Botham Jean, Atatiana Jefferson, Ahmaud Arbery, and George Floyd.
  • Seattle mayor (Durkan) says barriers in 'CHOP' zone will come down Sunday

    06/27/2020 7:18:43 PM PDT · by Libloather · 29 replies
    King 5 ^ | 6/27/20 | Amy Moreno
    SEATTLE - Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan said the barricades around the Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHOP) zone will come down this weekend. Durkan did not speak directly with KING 5 after a meeting with organizers Friday evening, but one of the protesters inside said the mayor said the barriers would likely be removed Sunday morning. The city later confirmed the plans. Some barricades will remain around the police station, where demonstrators plan to continue to protest. The mayor met with CHOP organizers following a tense morning Friday when protesters blocked Seattle Department of Transporation (SDOT) crews from moving into the...
  • Mike Gundy Apologizes, 'Disgusted' by OAN's Stance on Black Lives Matter

    06/16/2020 4:59:14 PM PDT · by Stravinsky · 145 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | June 16, 2020 | Scott Polacek
    After a picture of Mike Gundy wearing a One America News shirt circulated and drew backlash from members of the Oklahoma State football team, the Cowboys head coach apologized to current players, former players and players' families Tuesday. Gundy said of a meeting with the team: "They helped me see through their eyes how the T-shirt affected their hearts. Once I learned how that network felt about Black Lives Matter, I was disgusted and knew it was completely unacceptable to me." He also said the meetings with his team have been "eye-opening."
  • Second City CEO steps down amid claims of racism at theater

    06/06/2020 8:50:36 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 18 replies
    AP ^ | 6/6/2020 | Staff
    Andrew Alexander, the CEO and co-owner of famed The Second City improv theater, said he is stepping down after a former performer leveled accusations of racism against the comedy institution. In a lengthy letter posted on the company’s website, Alexander said he “failed to create an anti-racist environment wherein artists of color might thrive. I am so deeply and inexpressibly sorry,” He vowed Friday that he will be replaced by a person of color.
  • [Catholic Caucus] Archbishop Gregory has indicated (all)Masses ... will not be celebrated starting this Saturday, March 14th until further notice.

    03/12/2020 7:34:50 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 22 replies
    A Priest for Life ^ | March 12, 2020 | Fr. Kevin M. Cusick
    [Catholic Caucus] Archbishop Gregory has indicated Masses open to the public, in ALL archdiocesan parishes, missions, and campus ministries will not be celebrated starting this Saturday, March 14th until further notice. Archbishop Gregory has indicated Masses open to the public, in ALL archdiocesan parishes, missions, and campus ministries will not be celebrated starting this Saturday, March 14th until further notice. “Archbishop Gregory has indicated Masses open to the public, in ALL archdiocesan parishes, missions, and campus ministries will not be celebrated starting this Saturday, March 14th until further notice. Weddings and funerals may proceed but attendance should be limited to immediate...
  • Fox News Host Neil Cavuto Blasts Donald Trump For Network Criticism: “I Don’t Work For You”

    09/01/2019 2:40:06 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 153 replies
    Decider ^ | Aug 31, 2019 | Michael Haskoor
    This week on Fox News, host Neil Cavuto blasted President Donald Trump‘s criticism of the network in a monologue dubbed “Common Sense” that he delivered on Thursday. Cavuto claims that the president makes clear that “to fact check him is to be all but dead to him” and that “my job is to cover you, not fawn over you.” The host of the right-leaning network seemed to have had enough of Trump’s backsliding every time the network reports on something negative. “First of all, Mr. President, we don’t work for you.” he declared. “I don’t work for you.”
  • Arizona GOP governor reverses course after Betsy Ross flag controversy, now 'welcomes' Nike facility

    07/11/2019 7:18:18 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 54 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/11/19 | Owen Daugherty
    A little more than a week after pulling state incentives from Nike following its decision to pull its Betsy Ross Flag shoes after former NFL star Colin Kaepernick raised issues around them, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R) reversed his stance. Ducey tweeted Thursday welcoming a Nike facility to Goodyear, Ariz., saying the company will bring more than 500 jobs and $184 million to the state. Ducey was one of many conservatives to publicly blast Nike and announced he would instruct the state to pull financial incentives for Nike after the company decided not to fully release a Betsy Ross flag...
  • Dems hope Pelosi’s resistance to impeachment will crack in June

    06/02/2019 4:55:26 PM PDT · by Libloather · 34 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/02/19 | KYLE CHENEY, ANDREW DESIDERIO
    For the House’s growing impeachment caucus, June is shaping up to be the most critical month to make their case to a reluctant Speaker Nancy Pelosi. A month packed with subpoena fights, hearings on obstruction of justice and legal battles over Trump’s financial records is certain to provide fresh ammunition to grow the pro-impeachment ranks. “The temperature’s rising, the plot is thickening. It’s hard for me to imagine Congress certainly leaving for the August recess without some closure on this,” said Rep. Jared Huffman (D-Calif.), who supports impeachment. “The Hamlet act is, I think, wearing thin, and it’s becoming untenable...
  • Top House Democrat: 'We can move' on impeachment once public is on our side

    06/02/2019 3:35:22 PM PDT · by Innovative · 91 replies
    CNN ^ | June 2, 2019 | Eli Watkins
    A senior member of Democratic leadership suggested Sunday that the House will eventually begin formal impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump after building public support. "We think that we have to bring the public along," House Majority Whip James Clyburn said on CNN's "State of the Union." He continued, "We aren't particularly interested in the Senate. We do believe that if we sufficiently, effectively educate the public, then we will have done our jobs, and we can move on an impeachment vote and it will stand, and maybe it will be what needs to be done to incent the Senate...
  • Medicare for All Loses Momentum Among Democrats

    03/01/2019 8:36:18 PM PST · by Libloather · 25 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 3/01/19 | Stephanie Armour, Kristina Peterson
    Democratic support for Medicare for All is slipping from the high levels seen around the November midterm elections as voters worry about its price tag and the toll it would take on both private and employer health coverage. The proposal seeks to provide everyone in the U.S. with access to health coverage under a federal system that would replace Medicaid, Medicare, most private insurance and employer coverage. Progressive candidates issued full-throated endorsements during campaigns for congressional and state-level elections last November. As the message resonated among voters, even some centrist candidates joined as well. Now, enthusiasm for the proposal is...
  • Hollywood’s Stunt Industry Grapples With Issues of Race and Skin Color

    03/01/2019 6:57:52 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 28 replies
    Variety ^ | March 1, 2019 | Todd Longwell
    In August, a photo surfaced of a boy in an Afro wig with makeup-darkened skin standing in for 11-year-old African-American actor Keith L. Williams on the Vancouver set of “Good Boys,” a comedy about three sixth-graders who ditch school and wind up on a road trip. The image sparked online outrage, and Seth Rogen, one of the film’s producers, quickly apologized, declaring that on all future projects his team would “take every precaution to make sure something similar does not take place again.” It turned out that the boy in the makeup, reportedly the son of a stuntman, was African-American...
  • Romney: My Op-Ed Was About My Relationship With Trump "And How We'll Work Together"

    01/02/2019 9:34:29 PM PST · by bitt · 184 replies ^ | 1/2/2019 | Ian Scwartz
    In an interview with CNN's Jake Tapper, Senator-elect Mitt Romney (R-UT) expounds on his controversial op-ed that attacked President Trump. "What I did in my op-ed was not just talk about the president and my relationship with him and how we’ll work together, but also I laid out my perspectives and priorities on a very broad basis on everything from trade to China to our allies around the world, immigration and so forth," Romney said. Romney told Tapper while he is "not looking for the next election," he has not decided who will endorse in 2020. "I haven’t decided who...
  • Sweden to expel 6-year-old orphan to Ukraine while granting amnesty to 9,000 Afghans

    10/16/2018 10:16:15 AM PDT · by Midwesterner53 · 16 replies ^ | 10/16/18 | Emma R.
    The humanitarian superpower Sweden has once again shown that it has no problem giving one vulnerable person preference over another when deciding whom to expel and who should be allowed to stay for humanitarian purposes. When Denis was only 5 years old, his mother was found dead in an apartment in Södertälje. As his Ukrainian father has renounced custody, he is now an orphan. Now the Swedish Migration Agency has decided that he will be expelled to Ukraine all by himself. There, he will probably end up in an orphanage since he has no family there who can take care...
  • Graham Rips 'Disgraceful' Practice of Separating Families at Border

    06/16/2018 11:41:00 AM PDT · by Mariner · 102 replies
    Newsmax ^ | June 14th, 2018 | By Bill Hoffmann
    Evangelist Franklin Graham says the practice separating children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border is "disgraceful.” But the North Carolina-based preacher isn’t blaming the Trump administration and its zero-tolerance policy toward people who enter the United States illegally. "I think it's disgraceful, it's terrible, to see families ripped apart, and I don't support that one bit,” Graham, president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, said Wednesday in an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network. "I blame the politicians for the last 20, 30 years that have allowed this to escalate to the point where it is today....