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  • Labor Leaders Highlight Republican Tax Bill’s Devastating Effects On Working People

    12/15/2017 4:00:14 PM PST · by mdittmar · 16 replies
    AFL-CIO ^ | December 15, 2017 | AFL-CIO
    Today on a press call, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, AFT President Randi Weingarten and Bricklayers President Jim Boland highlighted the devastating impact the Republican tax bill will have on working people.  “President Donald Trump and the GOP are hustling for a tax plan that would change American life in terrible ways by cutting services, killing American manufacturing, outsourcing jobs, weakening our economy and undermining our future. Instead of giving a gigantic tax cut to the rich, Congress should focus on funding our domestic priorities, not just defense. That means fixing at risk pensions, protecting Dreamers and TPS recipients, providing Puerto Rico relief...
  • Dems Confused by Rosenstein Actions [semi-satire]

    12/15/2017 3:58:42 PM PST · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 17 Dec 2017 | John Semmens
    The emergence of evidence that several members on the staff of Special Investigator Robert Mueller engaged in partisan political activities aimed at thwarting Donald Trump's election and concocting an "insurance policy" to cope with an undesired election outcome has Democrats fuming. Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Maryland), one of 58 representatives to vote in favor of impeaching Trump, attacked FBI Deputy Director Rod Rosenstein, calling him "a turncoat. He may think that his responsibility for bringing down Donald Trump ended when he appointed Mueller to head the special investigation of Russian collusion and granted him an ethics waiver. But with the collusion...
  • 'Jingle Bells' Rooted in Racism, Boston University Professor Says (Who Knew?)

    12/15/2017 2:25:36 PM PST · by broken_arrow1 · 90 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12-15-2017 | Caleb Parke
    “Jingle Bells,” one of the most well-known Christmas carols in the world, is now being called racist. A Boston University theater professor claims the Christmas carol has a “problematic history” because it was originally performed to make fun of African Americans. “The legacy of ‘Jingle Bells’ is one where its blackface and racist origins have been subtly and systematically removed from its history,” Kyna Hamill, a BU theater historian, wrote in her “Theatre Survey” research paper on the story of “Jingle Bells.” “Although ‘One Horse Open Sleigh,’ for most of its singers and listeners, may have eluded its racialized past...
  • All main stock indexes close at records ahead of GOP tax bill draft [TRUMP EFFECT]

    12/15/2017 1:43:58 PM PST · by Enchante · 27 replies
    Morningstar ^ | December 15, 2017 | Sue Chang
    All main stock benchmarks closed at records on Friday with the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average extending their weekly winning streak to four as Republicans prepared to outline their final version of the tax bill. Stocks have been sensitive to developments from Capitol Hill on the tax bill and any news that is viewed as a step closer to enacting tax cuts tend to buoy market sentiment. The Dow rose 140 points, or 0.6%, to close at 24,648. The S&P 500 climbed 23 points, or 0.9%, to end at 2,675 while the Nasdaq Composite Index gained 80...
  • Stand Up To Hate-Spewing Dem Bullies

    12/15/2017 12:55:13 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/15/17 | Judi McLeod
    In short, stand up to all hate-spewing Dem bullies, both male and female, to bring them out under the much-needed spotlight. Why is it that the first three words that should be stoically stated by those wrongfully accused of sexual harassment are never heard? The three words should be “Show me the evidence” that brought about the accusations against me. Does anyone wonder why we have so far never heard these words?
  • Nevada Democrats blast party chair for ‘racist’ actions against black women

    12/15/2017 10:34:37 AM PST · by VegasVictor · 12 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | 12/14/2017 | Victor Joecks
    A meeting last week of the Clark County Democratic Party descended into chaos amid charges that party chair Donna West had engaged in “racist” behavior. This summer, Democrats elected Erika Washington, an African-American woman, to the CCDP’s No. 2 spot. One of her jobs was to fill the party’s Political Organizing Committee, which works on voter outreach and mobilization. Washington selected three African-American women to serve. That wasn’t acceptable to West, a white woman, because she felt it would put too many black women on the 13-member committee. “Also per the bylaws, the Political Action shall reflect the diversity of...
  • Democrats Mobilize Against Rod Rosenstein As I.G. Investigation Zeroes In On FBI

    12/15/2017 9:13:54 AM PST · by Signalman · 25 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/14/2017 | Peter Hasson
    Democrats are attacking Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s credibility after the Department of Justice released text messages showing a top FBI agent on both the Clinton email investigation and the Russia probe rooting for Clinton while he was investigating her and discussing an unknown “insurance policy” against Trump in case he won the election. The pro-Clinton, anti-Trump messages were, ironically, discovered as part of an investigation into the DOJ and FBI launched by the Department of Justice Office of Inspector General (IG) in response to Democratic politicians demanding a probe into possible anti-Clinton bias at the FBI. Democratic politicians and...
  • The Co-Dependents of the "Independent" Counsel

    12/15/2017 2:14:24 AM PST · by Enchante · 13 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | December 14, 2017 | Mark Steyn
    9) The above text explains why Mueller hired the same-old-same-old Hillary crowd for his supposed "independent" investigation into Trump: The same people had to run both investigations because otherwise the new investigators would discover the shenanigans of the old investigators. Putting Strzok and Page on the team was the FBI's way of protecting itself. 10) Nobody should accord this wretched and corrupted pseudo-investigation the figleaf of respectability. Even in the federal justice system, no successful prosecution by this conflicted team would withstand appeal. As to the ostensible crime they're investigating - "collusion" (which, in fact, is not a crime) with...
  • Eric Holder warns GOP: 'Any attempt to remove Bob Mueller will not be tolerated'

    12/14/2017 8:53:18 AM PST · by x1stcav · 216 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/14/17 | Mallory Shelbourne
    Former Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday warned congressional Republicans not to make any moves to remove special counsel Robert Mueller, saying such an attempt “will not be tolerated.” “Speaking on behalf of the vast majority of the American people, Republicans in Congress be forewarned: any attempt to remove Bob Mueller will not be tolerated,” Holder wrote on Twitter. “These are BS attacks on him/his staff that are blatantly political-designed to hide the real wrongdoing. Country not party,” he said.
  • California lawmakers propose health coverage for immigrants

    12/14/2017 4:04:20 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 28 replies
    Modesto Bee ^ | December 14, 2017 | JONATHAN J. COOPER
    California, flush with cash from an expanding economy, would eventually spend $1 billion a year to provide health care to immigrants living in the state illegally under a proposal announced Wednesday by Democratic lawmakers. The proposal would eliminate legal residency requirements in California's Medicaid program, known as Medi-Cal, as the state has already done for young people up to age 19.
  • California lawmakers propose health coverage for immigrants [illegal aliens]

    12/14/2017 1:31:40 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 46 replies
    The Spokesman-Review ^ | December 14, 2017 | By Jonathan J. Cooper (AP)
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California, flush with cash from an expanding economy, would eventually spend $1 billion a year to provide health care to immigrants living in the state illegally under a proposal announced Wednesday by Democratic lawmakers. The proposal would eliminate legal residency requirements in California’s Medicaid program, known as Medi-Cal, as the state has already done for young people up to age 19. It’s part of $4.3 billion in new spending proposed by Assemblyman Phil Ting, a San Francisco Democrat who leads the budget committee. While federal funds cover at least half – and as much 95 percent –...
  • Pelosi: GOP Congress ‘Robbing from Future by Increasing Debt;' She Upped Debt $5T in 4 Years

    12/14/2017 3:52:38 PM PST · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    CNSNews ^ | December 14, 2017 | Terrence P. Jeffrey
    39 second video of Pelosi at link (CNSNews.com) - House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, during whose four-year speakership the debt increased by more than $5 trillion, said at her press briefing today that the Republican-controlled Congress is “robbing from the future by increasing the debt.” Pelosi made the remark as part of her criticism of the Republican tax-reform plan. “This is who they are,” Pelosi said. “This is what they came here to do: tax cuts for the rich at the expense of the middle class, at the expense of the health and well-being of the American people. Robbing from...
  • Tom Carper Admitted to Hitting His Wife in 1998 Interview

    12/14/2017 10:49:42 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 69 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | December 14, 2017 | Brent Scher
    Delaware senator Tom Carper admitted to slapping his wife in a 1998 interview with a veteran political journalist in the state, confirming an accusation he denied when first running for Congress. *snip* "Did I slap my wife 20 years ago? Yes," Carper said. "Do I regret it? Yes. Would I do it again? No."
  • Paul Ryan Sees His Wild Washington Journey Coming to An End

    12/14/2017 10:23:07 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 50 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/14/2017 | TIM ALBERTA and RACHAEL BADE
    Spirits were high inside the House chamber on Thursday, November 16, when, in the early afternoon, the gavel fell and a measure to rewrite the American tax code passed on a partisan tally of 227 to 205. As the deciding votes were cast—recorded in green on the black digital scoreboard suspended above the floor—the speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, threw his head back and slammed his hands together. Soon he was engulfed in a sea of dark suits, every Republican lawmaker wanting to slap him on the shoulder and be a part of his moment. Ryan was the man...
  • Fusion GPS admits DOJ official's wife Nellie Ohr hired to probe Trump

    12/13/2017 5:30:00 PM PST · by Enchante · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 13, 2017 | Jake Gibson
    A co-founder of the opposition research firm Fusion GPS acknowledged in a new court document that his company hired the wife of a senior Justice Department official to help investigate then-candidate Donald Trump last year. The confirmation from Glenn Simpson came in a signed declaration filed in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., and provided a fuller picture of the nature of Nellie Ohr’s work – after Fox News first reported on her connection to Fusion GPS. Her husband, Bruce Ohr, was demoted at the DOJ last week for concealing his meetings with the same company, which commissioned the anti-Trump...
  • Salma Hayek accuses Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment: He's 'my monster too'

    12/13/2017 3:45:10 PM PST · by Enchante · 55 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | December 13, 2017 | Suzy Byrne
    Salma Hayek accuses Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment: He's 'my monster too' Suzy Byrne 5 hours ago Reactions Sign in to like Reblog on Tumblr Share Tweet Email VIDEO: Notable public figures accused of harassment since Weinstein's fall Scroll back up to restore default view. Salma Hayek has come forward to accuse Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment. The Oscar-nominated Mexican actress, whose films include Frida and Traffic, went public with her allegations on Wednesday, over two months after the movie honcho was first publicly accused of sexual misconduct in a New York Times piece. She shared her first-person story with...
  • bill o’reilly: liberal media to drop huge fake sex assault claim on potus trump in january

    12/13/2017 9:48:14 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 47 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 12/12/2017 | Jim Hoft
    On last Friday’s edition of the Glenn Beck’s radio program, former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly doubled down on claims about the existence of an audio recording of an anti-Trump individual offering “$200,000 to file sexual harassment charges against then-presidential candidate Donald J. Trump.” "Former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly is predicting a huge onslaught against President Trump in January based around fake accusations of sexual assault as Democrats panic that Trump’s chances of re-election are surging. Warning, “There’s going to be a tremendous assault on President Trump” beginning in January, O’Reilly says Democrats now feel they must go all...
  • Illinois Drives People Away

    12/13/2017 7:13:40 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 16 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 12/12/2017 | The Editorial Board
    If Republicans succeed in limiting the state-and-local tax deduction, one hope is that this could finally inspire a come-to-Jesus moment in prodigal high-tax states. Democrats in Illinois ought to be especially chastened by new IRS data showing an acceleration of out-migration. The Prairie State lost a record $4.75 billion in adjusted gross income to other states in the 2015 tax year, according to recently IRS data released. That’s up from $3.4 billion in the prior year. Many of the migrants were retirees who often flock to balmier climes. But millennials accounted for more than a third of the net outflow...
  • CNN Caught Falsely Claiming Abortions Go Down Under Democrats

    12/12/2017 2:27:46 PM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Dec. 12, 2017 | Steven Ertelt
    CNN has developed a poor reputation for accuracy, especially in the past few years. Recently one of its contributors, political analyst Kirsten Powers, made a misleading claim about abortions declining under Democratic leadership. The Daily Caller reports Powers made the comments while discussing the controversial Alabama Senate race with journalist Jake Tapper and Trump campaign strategist David Urban. “Can we talk about this thing that Republicans do with abortion?” Powers said. “The abortion rate is the lowest rate it has been in 20 years. That’s because of Democrats being in power. This is what happens — every time Democrats are...
  • Port Authority bombing suspect wrote on Facebook: 'Trump you failed to protect your nation'

    12/12/2017 9:48:55 AM PST · by ColdOne · 36 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 12/12/17 | Katherine Lam/ ap
    The Bangladeshi man accused of strapping a pipe bomb to his body and detonating it in a subway passageway Monday wrote on Facebook before the attack that President Trump “failed to protect” the U.S. and left handwritten notes in his home saying, “O America, die in your rage,” a criminal complaint against Akayed Ullah stated.