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  • Howard Dean won’t run for Vermont governor

    05/20/2024 9:01:24 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/20/2024 | JULIA MUELLER
    Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean (D) dashed speculation about another gubernatorial run Monday, deciding against a bid to challenge Republican Gov. Phil Scott. “In theory, this is a winnable race. But I’ve been in state and national politics for a very long time, and there’s only one way to close a 10-point gap between two well-known candidates, and that’s to run a scorched-earth, negative attack campaign, like ones being run all over the country,” Dean said at a press conference, shared by WCAX. Dean knocked Texas and Florida, where, he argued, “creating enemies out of women, gay people and even...
  • Northern Border Apprehensions Highest in US History - Includes Terror Watch List Suspects

    05/13/2024 10:19:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/13/2024 | Karen Townsend
    The northern border shares something in common with the southern border of the United States - it is understaffed and Border Patrol agents are stretched thin. Despite a lack of proper support, agents at the northern border continue to apprehend a record number of illegal border crossers. In the busiest northern border sector of Swanton, Border Patrol agents made history by apprehending the greatest number of illegal border crossers in sector history of 1,109 in March, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection data. While the numbers are significantly lower than those apprehended at the southwest border, they are out...
  • State Libertarian Leaders Invite Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to Seek Libertarian Presidential Nomination

    05/05/2024 10:12:20 AM PDT · by Angelino97 · 24 replies
    Independent Political Report ^ | May 5, 2024 | Jordan Willow Evans
    State leadership and delegation chairs from several Libertarian Party chapters, including those in Florida, California, Colorado, Tennessee, Minnesota, Vermont, Nebraska, and the District of Columbia, have extended an invitation to independent Robert F. Kennedy Jr., urging him to seek the Libertarian Party’s presidential nomination. The letter, published on Friday by Libertarians for Kennedy and signed by various party leaders, including an alternative region representative on the Libertarian National Committee, urges Kennedy to seek the presidential nomination of the Libertarian Party, with the understanding that the undersigned would consider voting for him in the first round if he accepts. Notably, the...
  • Bernie Sanders Confronted About Ilhan Omar Saying ‘All Jewish Kids Should Be Kept Safe’ Even If They’re ‘Pro-Genocide’

    04/30/2024 10:23:32 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    MSN ^ | 4/28 | Jennifer Bowers Bahney
    CNN’s Dana Bash confronted Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) Sunday over Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-MN)’s visit to Columbia University, where she gave a statement about the pro-Palestinian protests. Omar’s own daughter was suspended from Columbia-affiliated Barnard College last week after being arrested at the Gaza Solidarity Encampment on the Morningside Heights campus. Omar was recorded saying, “I think it is really unfortunate that people don’t care about the fact that all Jewish kids should be kept safe and that we should not have to tolerate anti-Semitism or bigotry for all Jewish students, whether they are pro-genocide or anti-genocide.” Bash asked Sanders,...
  • Bernie Sanders' Vermont office is BURNED DOWN while staff were trapped inside - as cops hunt arsonist who set fire and fled

    04/06/2024 10:02:35 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 86 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 6 2024 | RACHEL BOWMAN
    Senator Bernie Sanders' Vermont office was set ablaze by a suspected arsonist who is on the run. Burlington firefighters were called to the senators office on the third floor of One Church Street around 10:45 am on Friday. Police said an unidentified man entered the vestibule of the office, sprayed an accelerant on the door and set it on fire, reported NBC5.
  • Vermont lawmakers want fossil fuel companies to pay for damages caused by weather events: 'Climate Superfund'

    04/04/2024 5:45:54 PM PDT · by Twotone · 40 replies
    The Blaze ^ | April 3, 2024 | Candace Hathaway
    The Vermont Senate voted 21-5 on Friday to advance the Climate Superfund Act, which would force fossil fuel companies to pay into a fund covering weather event-related damages. If passed into law, Senate Bill 259 would create a "Climate Superfund Cost Recovery Program" to finance "climate change adaptive or resilience infrastructure projects" in Vermont. "Under the Program, an entity or a successor in interest to an entity that was engaged in the trade or business of extracting fossil fuel or refining crude oil between January 1, 2000 and December 31, 2019 would be assessed a cost recovery demand for the...
  • Vermont advances bill requiring fossil fuel companies pay for damage caused by climate change

    04/02/2024 6:43:47 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 66 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | April 1, 2024 | BY LISA RATHKE
    The Vermont Legislature is advancing legislation requiring big fossil fuel companies pay a share of the damage caused by climate change after the state suffered catastrophic summer flooding and damage from other extreme weather. “In order to remedy the problems created by washed out roads, downed electrical wires, damaged crops and repeated flooding, the largest fossil fuel entities that have contributed to climate change should also contribute to fixing the problem that they caused,” Sen. Nader Hashim, a Democrat from Windham County, said to Senate colleagues on Friday. It’s a polluter-pays model affecting companies engaged in the trade or business...
  • Mohamed Abdou, Deep Admirer of Hamas, Now Teaching at Columbia-The self-described "Muslim anarchist" is "really proud" of his anti-Israel students

    03/28/2024 6:31:32 AM PDT · by SJackson · 24 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | March 28, 2024 | Hugh Fitzgerald
    Mohamed Abdou is an “Islamic scholar” who is lost in admiration for Hamas, and how it managed to launch its “stealth” attack on October 7. What most of the world sees as unspeakable atrocities, with Hamas operatives beheading babies, burning children alive, raping, torturing, mutilating, and murdering Israeli girls, cutting the breasts off women and using them to play catch, cutting off the genitalia and gouging out the eyes of men, murdering children in front of their parents and parents in front of their children, Mohamed Abdou sees as glorious deeds of derring-do, by a greatly outnumbered force of brave...
  • Kuwaiti Islamic Scholar And Muslim Brotherhood Leader Tareq Al-Suwaidan Discusses October 7 Hamas Attack: All Israelis Are Criminals And Deserve To Be Killed; There Are No Innocent Israeli Women, Unless They Are Disabled

    03/26/2024 7:23:31 AM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 32 replies
    MEMRI ^ | 3/25/24 | MEMRI
    Tareq Al-Suwaidan: "There are no civilians in Israel. Neither men nor women – there are no civilians. According to the Israeli military system, they are all soldiers, who take an 11-month break every year, in order to work. They return [to the army] when they are summoned. We are talking about soldiers here, not about innocent people. "Should women be taken captive? Yes, of course. If God forbid, Oman is attacked by women, would you not take women captive? What kind of mentality is this? "We draw a distinction between innocent people and criminals, and between combatants and civilians. The...
  • Sanders: Some Israeli Officials’ Views ‘Not a Whole Lot Different’ from Hamas, Need More Climate Cooperation with CCP

    03/28/2024 6:50:40 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/28/2024 | IAN HANCHETT
    During an interview released on Wednesday’s “Pod Save the World,” Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said that Israel “is a right-wing country, increasingly becoming a religious fundamentalist country” where some officials have a view that is “not a whole lot different, by the way, than what Hamas is saying.” And “Israel certainly had the right to defend itself, but it did not and does not have the right to go to war against the entire Palestinian people” in a way that is comparable to Putin’s war on Ukraine. He also called for America to work in a “much more cooperative way”...
  • Bernie Sanders’ four-day-work-week scheme is a prescription for poverty

    03/22/2024 6:40:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 22, 2024 | Rich Lowry
    Karl Marx would be proud: Bernie Sanders has urged taking another step toward the philosopher’s envisioned utopia by proposing to mandate a four-day work week. In communist society, Marx wrote, workers would be liberated to “hunt in the morning, fish in the afternoon, raise cattle in the evening, criticize after dinner, just as I have in mind, without ever becoming hunter, fisherman, shepherd, or critic.” Needles to say that’s not how communism turned out. Yet the belief that work is basically a capitalist imposition that is unnatural and bad for people still holds sway on the left, and Sanders is,...
  • ‘We’re So Sick of It’: Northern Border Crisis Gets Worse

    03/18/2024 4:33:21 PM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | March 17, 2024 | Allan Stein
    Border Patrol apprehensions of illegal immigrants at the northern U.S. border have jumped from 916 in fiscal year 2021 to 10,021 in fiscal 2023.. HIGHGATE, Vt.—At dawn or dusk, Kristy Brow used to enjoy alone time walking in the woods on her 21-acre property in Highgate, Vermont, a small rural town near the U.S.–Canada border. Lately, however, she’s cautious—she’s worried about potential encounters with illegal immigrants along the remote logging trail. “I don’t go out by myself anymore—especially at night,” said Mrs. Brow, who runs a dog obedience business from her home. “It’s unsettling. You can’t feel relaxed anymore,” she...
  • Senior Israeli Official: Biden Should Topple Hamas, not Netanyahu

    03/13/2024 8:42:17 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 12, 2024 | Joel B. Pollak
    A senior Israeli official said Tuesday that President Joe Biden should focus on toppling the Hamas terrorist group, rather than trying to topple the democratically-elected government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.The Israeli source was commenting in the wake of a report Monday that said U.S. intelligence agencies "expect" the Israeli prime minister's coalition government to collapse. The assessment, in the middle of a war, was the latest political attack by the Biden Administration against the Netanyahu government. Netanyahu pushed back, and told Fox News on Monday morning that "[t]o the extent that Hamas believes that there's daylight between us, that...
  • Bernie Sanders: ‘No More Money to Netanyahu’s War Machine to Kill Palestinian Children’

    03/10/2024 11:21:24 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 63 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/10/2024 | Pam Key
    Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation” that the United States should not send additional aid to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s “war machine.” Partial transcript as follows: MARGARET BRENNAN: You have long been a critic of Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The other night, President Biden was heard on a hot mic after the State of the Union address saying he has to have a come to Jesus talk with Netanyahu about letting humanitarian aid into Gaza. Have you spoken to President Biden about whether he’s had this conversation? If he hasn’t, what is he...
  • Sanders: Netanyahu’s ‘right-wing extremist’ government cannot continue to run Israel

    03/10/2024 1:46:56 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 73 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/10/2024 | Lauren Sforza
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) hit Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday for how he is running Israel amid its war with the militant group Hamas. Sanders has repeatedly called on the U.S. to halt its military aid to Israel, citing the humanitarian crisis that has been unfolding in Gaza for months. He reiterated his call for an end to funding Israel on CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday.
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 10 March, 2024

    03/10/2024 5:14:54 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 100 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 10 March, 2024 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows March 10th, 2024 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows:FACE THE NATION (CBS): Margaret Brennan anchors: Sen. Burnie Sanders (I-Vt.); A taped joint interview with Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.), chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee; and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), the committee's vice chairman; House Democratic Leader Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.); and IBM Vice Chairman Gary Cohn, former director of the National Economic Council.FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Anchor Shannon Bream: Sen. Katie Britt (R-Ala.); Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and a profile of former NFL player Tim Tebow, founder of the Tim Tebow Foundation,...
  • Girls’ high school basketball coach banned for forfeiting game over transgender player has no regrets: ‘Asking for injury’

    02/27/2024 11:53:51 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    New York Post ^ | Feb. 27, 2024 | Yaron Steinbuch
    The coach of a Vermont high school girls basketball team that was banned from state athletics after forfeiting a game against a squad with a trans player defended the decision — stressing the danger of a biological male playing against girls. “I’ve got four daughters. I’ve coached them all at one point in their careers playing high school basketball,” Chris Goodwin, coach of the girls’ team at the Mid-Vermont Christian School, said Monday on “Fox & Friends.” “I’ve also filled in for the boys’ coach when he can’t make a practice, and I run those practices, and boys just play...
  • Daily on Energy: $1B a year in funding needed to avoid blackouts in New England, grid operator warns

    02/23/2024 10:42:15 AM PST · by george76 · 18 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 22, 2024 | Breanne Deppisch
    NEW ENGLAND GRID NEEDS: New England’s grid operator warned that the region will need to invest nearly $1 billion in its electric transmission infrastructure per year through 2050 to avoid capacity shortfalls and handle the rising power demand—especially as wind and solar make up a rising share of its energy mix. Takeaways: The report modeled for several different demand scenarios through 2050. The low end of 51 GW could be achieved only if the region kept online some stored fuels like natural gas and oil—which is almost a certain impossibility, given the emissions reduction targets passed by several of the...
  • Chair of Harvard University History Department Belongs to Group Behind Grotesque Anti-Semitic Cartoon

    02/20/2024 6:51:08 PM PST · by george76 · 15 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | February 20, 2024 | Jessica Costescu
    Sidney Chalhoub pledged to support 'Palestinian liberation' as part of Harvard Faculty and Staff for Justice in Palestine ... The chairman of Harvard University's history department is a member of a faculty group, Harvard Faculty and Staff for Justice in Palestine, that posted an anti-Semitic cartoon over the holiday weekend depicting a hand emblazoned with the Star of David holding a noose around the necks of one black man and one Arab man. In the background, a black arm swings a machete scrawled with the phrase, "liberation movement." The image was posted alongside a message from the faculty group arguing...
  • Eagle-eyed residents reveal sophisticated migrant smuggling operation at northern US border

    02/19/2024 11:40:16 AM PST · by george76 · 12 replies
    New York Post ^ | Feb. 18, 2024 | Social Links forJack Morphet and Social Links forChris Nesi
    Unsettling Post footage and interviews with US residents along the Canadian border offer a rare glimpse into the thriving migrant smuggling operation that has taken hold up north in addition to the debacle to the south. ... smugglers have become so rampant that some locals are packing pistols to protect themselves and turning into amateur sleuths to help thwart them. “Now I’ve got the Border Patrol guys on speed dial,” local Chris Feeley, 52, recently grimly acknowledged. ... According to Customs and Border Protection (CBP) data, the number of migrants illegally entering the US at the northern border last year...