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  • Donald Trump had a fantastic day in the Supreme Court today (Liberals are now panicking)

    04/25/2024 12:55:09 PM PDT · by Az Joe · 110 replies
    Vox ^ | 04/25/2024 | Ian Milhiser
    Thursday’s argument in Trump v. United States was a disaster for Special Counsel Jack Smith, and for anyone who believes that the president of the United States should be subject to prosecution if they commit a crime.
  • Biden is weak — and unstoppable

    02/23/2024 3:10:21 PM PST · by packagingguy · 69 replies
    MSN ^ | February 23, 2024 | Eric Levitz
    The notion that Biden is less mentally fit for the presidency than Trump is extremely dubious. The president has been involved in public policy for more than half a century and Biden has almost certainly forgotten more about geopolitics and the federal bureaucracy than Trump has ever learned. Age notwithstanding, Biden remains far more cognitively qualified for the presidency than his 77-year-old rival... The president’s mental competence is similarly well established. Last year, then-House Speaker Kevin McCarthy told allies that he “found the president sharp and substantive in their conversations,” as Politico put it. This comports with the assessment of...
  • 'He Speaks in Gibberish': Yet Another Liberal Thought Leader Demands Biden Drops Out

    02/18/2024 5:00:56 PM PST · by Red Badger · 55 replies
    Red State ^ | By Ben Kew | 12:43 PM on February 18, 2024
    Yet another Democratic Party thought leader has demanded that Joe Biden drop out of the 2024 presidential race. Ezra Klein, the co-founder of Vox and now a columnist and podcast host at The New York Times, said he understood that many liberals would be angry at him for calling on Biden to go but that it was necessary. "I want to say this clearly: I like Biden. I think he’s been a good president. I think he is a good president. I don’t like having this conversation. And I know a lot of liberals, a lot of Democrats are going...
  • The chances that Trump will be a convicted felon by Election Day have dropped

    02/03/2024 11:19:55 AM PST · by Signalman · 35 replies ^ | 2/2/2024 | Andrew Prokop
    Democrats perturbed about Donald Trump’s lead in 2024 polling have long had a comforting hope to fall back on: that Trump, who is facing four criminal prosecutions, will likely become a convicted felon before Election Day — or even be sent to prison. That’s still possible — but it’s not as sure a bet as it once seemed. Delays have piled up in federal court proceedings in the District of Columbia case about Trump’s attempt to steal the 2020 election and the Florida classified documents case against Trump, making it unclear whether either case will go to trial before November....
  • Chaos in Madrid: Thousands of protesters clash with police at Socialist Party HQ

    11/09/2023 11:13:56 PM PST · by Paul R. · 20 replies
    YouTube ^ | 11/9/2023 | Sky News Australia
    Violence has erupted between police and thousands of protesters during the fourth consecutive night of demonstrations outside the Spanish Socialist Party's headquarters in Madrid. On Thursday night, footage captured protesters throwing bottles, beer cans, and fireworks at a police cordon protecting the headquarters. Police used batons, tear gas, and rubber bullets to disperse the crowd as tensions rose. The protests were triggered by the Socialist Party's deal with a Catalan separatist party, granting amnesty for those involved in a failed secession bid. In exchange, the separatist party supports acting Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez's bid to form a new government. Earlier...
  • Republicans can’t sugarcoat their losses on abortion rights anymore

    11/09/2023 1:02:40 PM PST · by entropy12 · 131 replies
    Vox ^ | Nov 8, 2023 | Rachel M. Cohen@rmc031
    Even before Tuesday’s elections, many progressives insisted the question of whether protecting abortion rights wins elections was already asked and answered. Democrats made abortion rights the centerpiece of their campaign advertising during the 2022 midterms, a cycle where Democrats outperformed expectations, kept control of the US Senate, and staved off a red wave. Polls last year also found abortion rights to be a significantly motivating issue for both independent and Democratic voters. Abortion rights ballot measures won in all six states where they appeared in 2022, including states like Montana, Kentucky, and Kansas that otherwise elected Republican candidates.
  • Spanish fury at Pedro Sánchez' controversial amnesty plan for power

    11/08/2023 6:03:29 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    He is preparing for an investiture vote which is expected to see him form a new government and avoid a repeat election. That can only happen if he can secure the parliamentary support of Catalan separatists. The Socialists were runners-up in July's general election, behind the conservative People's Party (PP). However, PP leader Alberto Núñez Feijóo failed to form a government in an investiture vote in September, receiving only the support of the far-right Vox out of the main parties. It is now Mr Sánchez's turn and he is close to securing enough parliamentary support to form a new administration...
  • #HEADDESK: No, Matthew Yglesias, ‘Biden’s Economy’ Is NOT ‘Great Everywhere’

    10/23/2023 12:37:13 PM PDT · by JV3MRC · 15 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 10/23/2023 | Joseph Vazquez
    Liberal journos like Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias continue to treat struggling Americans as stupid for not giving President Joe Biden kudos on his so-called “great” economy. Yglesias published a ludicrous Oct. 22 op-ed for Bloomberg Opinion with a headline that was nothing short of comical: “Biden’s Economy Is Great Everywhere Except in the Polls.” In Yglesias’s condescending, escapist worldview, those darn average Americans just don’t know what’s good for them: “Like a lot of world leaders, the US president must contend with voters who remain unhappy even as economic conditions improve.” Yglesias even outrageously attempted to make Biden out to...
  • How Florida became the center of the Republican universe

    09/18/2023 2:29:23 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 7 replies
    Vox ^ | Sep 18, 2023 | Nicole Narea
    Carlos Campos came to Miami from Venezuela in 1979, before dictator Hugo Chávez’s socialist revolution brought about the unraveling of the oil-rich country. But it wasn’t until 2016 that Campos became actively engaged in US politics. Donald Trump’s “America First” message stirred something in him. Sitting down at a Cuban restaurant just minutes from the Trump National Doral golf resort — one of the former president’s major Miami-area properties aside from his Mar-a-Lago estate — Campos described how he came to the realization that his values aligned more closely with Republicans than Democrats. He attends Alpha & Omega, a Spanish-language...
  • Spain election: Exit polls suggest far-right Vox could help Popular Party take power

    07/23/2023 12:33:03 PM PDT · by Redmen4ever · 33 replies
    Sky News ^ | 7/23/23
    The right-wing Popular Party (PP) is projected to be ahead after a general election in Spain - but it is likely to need the support of the far-right to govern.
  • Spain swings right in local and regional elections

    05/29/2023 7:19:29 AM PDT · by cll · 9 replies
    Spain’s conservative opposition Popular Party (PP) made significant gains in local and regional elections, offering a perilous assessment of public feeling towards the country’s ruling left-wing coalition ahead of general elections in December. MADRID -- Spain's conservative opposition Popular Party made significant gains in Sunday's local and regional elections, offering a dire assessment of public feeling towards the ruling left-wing coalition ahead of general elections in December. In the local vote, the Popular Party, or PP, won 31.5% of votes compared with 28.2% for the Spanish Socialist Workers Party, or PSOE, which leads the central government, with more than 97%...
  • Fetterman debate fiasco proves journalists ‘lied’ to cement Democratic power in the Senate: JNS column

    10/29/2022 11:50:13 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 29, 2022 | Gabriel Hays
    Jewish News Syndicate editor-in-chief and National Review contributing writer Jonathan Tobin claimed that journalists who pushed the narrative that Democratic U.S. Senate candidate John Fetterman was completely healthy to run for office "lied" in order to ensure that Democrats "maintain control of the Senate." In his column for The Jewish News Syndicate, Tobin declared that these "team blue journalists" "were prepared to cover up or falsify the facts about his health in order to advance his candidacy." [cut] Tobin’s piece, titled, "The painful truth about media bias: Some journalists lie," began with the observation that the debate between Fetterman and...
  • America’s Trumpiest court just declared an entire federal agency unconstitutional

    10/21/2022 7:19:30 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 69 replies ^ | Oct 20, 2022 | Ian Millhiser
    Three judges appointed by former President Donald Trump handed down an astonishing decision on Wednesday, effectively holding that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the federal agency charged with protecting consumers from a wide range of predatory activity by lenders and other financial services, is unconstitutional and must be stripped of its authority. The decision by the conservative United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit relies on a novel reading of an obscure provision of the Constitution, and is entirely at odds with a Supreme Court decision that rejects the Fifth Circuit’s reading of that provision. This is not...
  • The Atlantic, Vox, and more rally behind Fetterman, say stroke gives him ‘just-like-us’ appeal

    10/18/2022 3:47:38 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/18/22 | Nikolas Lanum
    Liberal media outlets are rallying around Pennsylvania Democratic Senate candidate John Fetterman after an NBC News reporter said he had difficulty understanding their conversation during a sit-down interview. On Monday, The Atlantic’s Elaine Godfrey wrote that despite his "relatively privileged upbringing," Fetterman has long been recognized as a "consummate everyman" and a straight talker. Speaking with Fetterman supporters during the campaign trail, Godfrey reported that supporters of the stroke survivor appeared unfazed by the candidate’s recent health challenges, and that he has now become "more relatable than ever." "Which is to say that Fetterman’s just-like-us appeal before his stroke may...
  • Too many Americans live in places built for cars — not for human connection

    08/27/2022 5:37:03 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 87 replies
    Vox ^ | August 25, 2022 | Muizz Akhtar
    I’ve lived in Houston for most of my life, and there’s never been a time when I’ve reasonably been able to walk anywhere. Houston is practically the poster child for American urban sprawl — the landscape is dominated by spread-out neighborhoods with single-family homes and massive “stroads” (street-road hybrids with the worst aspects of both) lined with strip malls and expansive parking lots, connected by miles and miles of highways. It’s an environment designed to be solely traversed by car, not by foot. That had a dramatic effect on the friends I could make, especially when I was younger and...
  • Wolf Blitzer presses Saudi diplomat who was in meeting with Biden on Khashoggi's murder

    07/16/2022 1:07:23 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    CNN's Wolf Blitzer presses Saudi diplomat Adel al-Jubeir, who was in the room during President Joe Biden's meeting with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, about the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Video at source.
  • Biden arrives in a Saudi Arabia where human rights violations go far beyond Khashoggi’s murder

    07/15/2022 6:55:21 PM PDT · by anthropocene_x · 10 replies
    Vox ^ | Jonathan Guyer | 15 July, 2022
    Lina al-Hathloul is an activist from Saudi Arabia whose sister, Loujain, was imprisoned and tortured from 2018 to 2021. She traveled to Washington this week to explain to policymakers just how devastating it is that President Joe Biden has traveled to the Middle East to meet Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud, known as MBS. “The thing is, Saudi Arabia is now a police state. So whatever reforms they brag about having, concretely, it really depends on the will of MBS,” Lina al-Hathloul told me. “It’s a dictatorship and a dark era for Saudi that we’ve never experienced...
  • Vox Mourns 'Imperiled' New York Investigation of Trump

    02/26/2022 10:46:10 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 23 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | February 26, 2022 | P.J. Gladnick
    Vox senior politics correspondent Andrew Prokop is rather upset. Why? Because as he wrote, "Donald Trump may be about to escape legal peril yet again."Prokop explains in more detail the reasons for being bummed out about Trump possibly escaping "legal peril again" on Wednesday in "New York investigation into Trump’s business looks imperiled after prosecutors quit."
  • Establishment Conservatives Falter, Spain’s Populist-Right Surges Past in Polls

    02/25/2022 8:47:10 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 8 replies
    An opinion poll released on Wednesday, February 23rd by the firm Electomania has populist party VOX in second place with 23 per cent, just four percentage points behind the ruling Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party (PSOE), and well ahead of the People’s Party (PP) which scored just 17 per cent in the poll. The poll shows that if an election were called, VOX would likely win as many as 92 seats in the Spanish parliament, nearly doubling its current number of seats, which stands at 52. Earlier this month, VOX polled ahead of the PP to become the second-largest political force...
  • Yglesias: A good way to reduce racism might be to do away with mandatory diversity training

    11/22/2021 1:13:49 PM PST · by DeweyCA · 20 replies ^ | 11-22-21 | John Sexton
    Showing once again why he didn’t fit in with the progressive orthodoxy at Vox, Matt Yglesias has a piece up on his Substack today arguing that diversity training might be doing more harm than good. The whole piece covers a lot of territory but he starts by arguing that there’s not a lot of certainty about what works in terms of anti-racist training, but there is some evidence about what doesn’t work. …as best I can tell, none of the literature seems to support the idea that in-your-face calling-out tactics are effective. What seems to work best are fairly gentle...