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Elizabeth Ann Warren (née Herring, born June 22, 1949) is an American politician and academic serving as the senior United States Senator from Massachusetts, a seat she was elected to in 2012. Warren was formerly a professor of law and taught at the University of Texas School of Law, the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and most recently at Harvard Law School. A prominent scholar specializing in bankruptcy law, Warren was among the most cited law professors in the field of commercial law before she began her political career.

realclearpolitics

Published  6 hours ago

Anti-conservative censorship online has gone from bad to worse. As major social media platforms start to target me for censorship, I shudder to think what it that means for millions of other Americans, especially as we approach the 2020 presidential campaign.

As Jussie Smollett’s preposterous story about being beaten in a racist, homophobic attack was falling apart, I posted about it on Facebook-owned Instagram, pointing out how unbelievable his allegation was in the first place.

After I let my followers know my thoughts on the Smollett hoax, I received a notification that Instagram deleted my post. When I complained about this blatant censorship, Instagram claimed it was a mistake. My post had just been removed “in error,” the company said. Rather than get better, though, the situation just got worse. Conservatives soon let me know by direct message that Instagram was preventing them from following my account, or even sharing or liking any of my posts.

I’m sure Instagram will claim that this, too, was all just a terrible mistake. It’s funny how these “mistakes” never seem to happen to liberals at the critical moment of a news cycle. More to the point, if this is really a “mistake,” then why does it keep happening?

Just as the Smollett hoax is merely the latest of dozens of nonexistent hate crimes blamed on Trump supporters, my experience isn’t nearly the first time that conservatives have been censored by social media platforms.

Instagram also deleted a post from former Republican National Committee spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany when she tried to highlight Elizabeth Warren’s lies about her ancestry. As soon as censorship of McEnany became a headline, Instagram once again claimed it was all a “mistake.” If not for conservative media, the social media giant may never be held accountable.

Facebook offered the same lame excuse after banning several videos posted by conservative nonprofit PragerU for alleged “hate speech.” It was an “employee error,” the tech giant proclaimed after PragerU publicly complained about the censorship. Likewise, when Facebook encountered pushback for banning an ad for a Republican U.S. Senate candidate in the middle of last year’s midterm election campaign, it quickly restored the video and offered a weak apology for its “mistake.”

Even worse than the censorship itself is the fact that it takes public outrage just to get Big Tech to treat conservative voices fairly. When social media censorship comes after someone like me, a prominent businessman and the son the president of the United States, it’s a story. The same is not true for the millions of conservative Americans who have no recourse whatsoever when Twitter or Facebook bans their accounts, limits their reach, and otherwise silences their voices because of their political opinions. It is they who are hurt the most by Big Tech’s manipulative partisan agenda.

Worryingly, there seems to be no limit to that manipulation. The tech giants are now tinkering with their terms of service to mandate that users adhere to liberal orthodoxy in their posts. It is now, for example, a banishment offense to “misgender” or “deadname” transgender people on Twitter, as even a radical feminist discovered when she tweeted that “men are not women.”

The stakes in all this could not be higher. The social media revolution upended people’s relationship with the overwhelmingly liberal media. As the Smollett hoax illustrates, the political left and establishment journalists want nothing more than to return to a world in which their narrative is the only one that matters -- and the truth is whatever they decree it to be.

Unfortunately, Silicon Valley is showing us that tech companies, too, can manipulate information for partisan ends. Their censorship is increasing at an alarming rate, just in time for them to try to spoil my father’s re-election bid, but we won’t let them get away with it.

Those of us with a big enough public profile to hold the tech giants accountable for their partisan speech-policing have a duty to do so. Ordinary conservatives can’t force multibillion-dollar companies to guarantee their right to free speech, which is exactly what the liberals are counting on.

They’ve gone too far, though. They’ve poked the hornet’s nest of conservative activists, and we will continue to vigilantly shame them for their censorship, because so much is at stake.

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Fox News

Published  18 hours ago

Hillary Clinton has been meeting with many of the Democrats running – or gearing up to run – for the White House in 2020, a Clinton aide confirmed to Fox News on Friday.

Clinton, the 2016 Democratic nominee, met with former Vice President Joe Biden to discuss 2020 in early February at Biden’s request. Biden has been considering a run, but has not yet made an announcement about his plans.

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Meanwhile, Clinton huddled separately with several other Democrats who have announced presidential campaigns, including California Sen. Kamala Harris, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar and New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, the aide said. She also spoke by phone with Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, though they didn’t meet.

Other Democrats Clinton has met with about the 2020 race include former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, the aide said. Hickenlooper is believed to be considering a run, though Garcetti has since said he will not run.

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Clinton herself has not ruled out a run again for the White House, though she has not signaled she is gearing up for another campaign. During an October speaking event, Clinton was asked if she wanted to run again. Clinton responded “no” but then added, "I’d like to be president."

David Harris Jr

Published  1 day ago

Never before have we had someone who is as anti-American as Ilhan Omar, with the exceptions of Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer and almost any Democrat you can name. Omar traveled with the Witness for Peace delegation in 2017. Witness for Peace was formed during the cold war to espouse the Soviet Union. They also support the dictators in Cuba and Maduro in Venezuela. The group is communist in nature and opposes everything the United States stands for. If Omar, Tlaib, and AOC become the face of the Democrat party in 2020, the Democrats will be in a heap of big trouble, as Elizabeth Warren would say.

It is just the latest in a series of political gaffes and foreign policy revelations from the Muslim congresswoman. She recently accused the American Israel Public Affairs Committee of buying support for Israel from members of Congress.

She is also scheduled to fundraise for the pro-Hamas group Council for American-Islamic Relations in March and suggested that opposition to Venezuelan despot Nicolas Maduro amounted to an attempted “coup” by the United States.

Additionally, Ilhan criticized President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address for his remarks opposing late-term abortion policy. (RELATED: Rep. Omar Warns Trump About ‘Policing Women’s Bodies’ After President Commits To Banning Late-Term Abortion)

“After traveling to Honduras as part of the Witness for Peace delegation, I’ve returned homewith a heavy heart and deep concern for the electoral process and human rights crisis the people of Honduras are enduring,” Omar tweeted in 2017.

As Fox News noted Thursday, the latest revelation might affect Omar’s membership on the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

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Fox News

Published  1 day ago

Two leading Democratic presidential candidates -- U.S. Sens. Kamala Harris of California and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts -- have reportedly said they support reparations for black Americans affected by slavery, reflecting a shift in the importance of race and identity issues within the party.

The New York Times reported Thursday that Harris doubled down on her support for reparations after agreeing with a host on the popular radio show “The Breakfast Club” that the race-conscious policy was necessary to address the legacies of slavery and discrimination in the United States.

"We have to be honest that people in this country do not start from the same place or have access to the same opportunities," Harris said in the statement to the Times. "I’m serious about taking an approach that would change policies and structures and make real investments in black communities."

Warren also supports reparations.

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“We must confront the dark history of slavery and government-sanctioned discrimination in this country that has had many consequences, including undermining the ability of black families to build wealth in America for generations,” she told the Times. “We need systemic, structural changes to address that.”

"We must confront the dark history of slavery and government-sanctioned discrimination in this country that has had many consequences."

— U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass.

Julian Castro, another Democrat running for president, has indicated that he would support reparations.

Fox News reached out to all three campaigns but did not immediately hear back late Thursday.

Reparations would involve the federal government’s acknowledgment of the ongoing legacy of slavery and discrimination and providing payment to those affected. Policy experts say it could cost several trillion dollars.

Scholars estimate that black families earn just over $57 for every $100 earned by white families, according to the Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey.

U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., who is also running for president, has proposed helping poor children by giving them government-funded savings accounts that could hold up to $50,000 for the lowest income brackets, the Times reported. U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., supports a plan to allow Americans without checking accounts bank at their local post office.

Other prominent Democrats have stopped short of backing reparations, including U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, who dismissed the idea in 2016. Hillary Clinton and former President Barack Obama have also expressed reservations.

Supporting reparations could come with much political risk. Republicans have long attempted to paint Democrats who support policies aimed at correcting racial inequalities as anti-white, according to the Times, and polling shows reparations for black Americans remains unpopular.

Washington Examiner

Published  1 day ago

Democrats running for president in 2020 say the rapid job growth and low unemployment under President Trump is not enough and insist America needs to strive for a "moral" economy.

Their calls reflect a growing consensus among Democrats over how to deal with a healthy economy that is creating jobs and the rising influence of socialist candidates and lawmakers in the Democratic Party.

The U.S. economy added 304,000 new jobs in January, and the unemployment rate held steady at 4.0 percent, according to the Department of Labor. The country's gross domestic product increased last quarter by 3.4 percent.

Less than a year before the first primaries, Democrats seem to have settled on an argument that says the economic gains seen over the last two years aren't being "shared" with others.

"What happened to a moral responsibility, to a moral capitalism?" former Vice President Joe Biden asked an audience of students Tuesday during an event at the University of Pennsylvania.

The possible 2020 contender recalled his work with General Motors as part of the automobile industry bailout and criticized the corporation for not investing in worker training and modernizing when its fortunes improved.

"I'm not looking for charity. Business is not in business to be in charity, it's to make money. But the last dime does not dictate what corporate responsibility should be," the former 36-year longtime senator from Delaware said.

"And look, I don't begrudge anybody making a million or hundreds of millions of dollars, I really don't. But I do think there's some shared responsibility, and it's not being shared fairly for hard-working, middle-class, working-class people."

Sen. Kamala Harris of California, also running for president, made a similar pitch in New Hampshire. The former California attorney told the business-oriented attendees their success shouldn't be "vilified" because it was created in the "pursuit of the American Dream."

But she also accused those praising the Trump economy of valuing job quantity over the quality of those jobs.

"Yeah, people are working. They are working two or three jobs," Harris said. "We have to address these truths and do it in a way that recognizes that there is some course correction that needs to happen."

Pressed on Trump's economic record last weekend, Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey, a declared 2020 candidate, said: "Well, working Americans would tell you that the dignity of work is being stripped from them.

"Working Americans would tell you they're working harder than their parents and falling further behind. Working Americans will tell you that while their salaries may moderately have gone up, what's gone up more is the cost of prescription drugs, cost of child care, the cost of college."

Booker's answer was similar to that of another Democrat likely to run in 2020: Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio, who is currently on a "Dignity of Work" bus tour as a way of reaching people in early-voting states.

The message from the candidates reflect that of the Democratic Party hierarchy. "What Democrats are fighting for is prosperity that is shared. What Democrats are fighting for is a moral capitalism, a capitalism that understands that, when we all succeed, we all succeed," Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez told NBC News last weekend.

In the 2016 race, Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont targeted very wealthy Americans in his rhetoric and is set to ramp up criticism of billionaires during his 2020 run.

"You got three people who own more wealth than the bottom half of America. That is wrong. That's morally wrong, in my view. That is bad economics," he told CBS News this week.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts has led attacks on wealthy potential 2020 rivals like former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and ex-Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, arguing that using their own money to fund their campaigns undermines democracy.

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story indicated that there were 200,000 new jobs in January, and the unemployment rate was 4.1 percent. It has since been corrected to note that there were 304,000 new jobs alongside a 4.0 percent unemployment rate. The Washington Examiner regrets the error.

Breitbart

Published  1 day ago

This week on “Pod Save America,” Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) said her “ultra millionaires tax” will be “a big down payment on a Green New Deal.”

Warren said, “Workers get to elect 40 percent of the seats—this is a bill I’ve already put forward—40 percent of the seats on corporate boards, ways to get more power back into the hands of workers. That’s how we start to rewrite this economy. And I just keep working through that and every part of it, taxes, progressive taxation. I put an ultra millionaires tax out, a proposal on this.”

She added, “Think about this. If we taxed people, families, that have more than $50 million in assets if we charged them two percent a year and they put that back in the to help build opportunity for everybody else. We could pay for universal childcare. We could bring down student loan debt. We could make a big down payment on a Green New Deal. We could make the investments that make this country work, and that’s for me what this is all about.”

NBC4 Washington

Published  2 days ago

Coast Guard Lt. Accused of Plotting Attack

A lieutenant at U.S. Coast Guard headquarters in Washington, D.C., is under arrest for weapons violations but also stands accused of plotting a major attack and creating an apparent hit list of Democrats and media personalities.

In charging documents first posted by George Washington University’s Seamus Hughes and the News4 I-Team, federal prosecutors say 49-year-old Christopher Paul Hasson, of Silver Spring, Maryland, had illegal weapons and was collecting a list of names when he was arrested Friday.

Prosecutors wrote Hasson is a domestic terrorist who “intends to murder innocent civilians on a scale rarely seen in this country” and must be detained.

The feds shared images of a firearms stockpile in Hasson’s basement apartment.

(Published Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019)

They say internet searches show he was targeting top Democrats and created an Excel spreadsheet list of names, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, Sens. Tim Kaine, Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, Richard Blumenthal, Kirsten Gillibrand, Kamala Harris, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and former Rep. Beto O’Rourke. The list also included top names in media, like MSNBC’s Chris Hayes and Joe Scarborough and CNN’s Don Lemon.

Law enforcement sources told NBC News the feds caught on to Hasson because of searches made on his work computer.

He is accused of searching the following phrases on Google the morning of Jan. 17: “what if trump illegally impeached,” “best place in dc to see congress people,” “where in dc to congress people live,” “civil war if trump impeached” and “social democrats usa.”

His search history also included searches for pro-Russian and neo-fascist literature.

Hasson routinely read portions of a manifesto written by Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik that prosecutors said instructs would-be assailants to collect firearms, food, disguises and survival tools, court papers said. Breivik, a right-wing extremist, is serving a 21-year sentence for killing 77 people in a 2011 bomb-and-shooting rampage.

Prosecutors allege that Hasson visited thousands of websites that sold guns and researched military tactical manuals on improvised munitions.

In a deleted email subfolder, authorities found a draft by Hasson saying, “I am dreaming of killing almost every last person on the earth. I think a plague would be most successful … Start with biological attacks followed by attack on food supply.”

In a draft of a letter apparently intended for a known white supremacist leader, Hasson identified himself as a white nationalist for more than 30 years who advocated “focused violence” to create a “white homeland,” according to charging documents.

The chief at the federal defender's office in Maryland, which is representing Hasson, declined to comment on the allegations. The Coast Guard did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Hasson's arrest. No one answered the door Wednesday at the home address for Hasson listed in public records.

Hasson also is charged with possession of a controlled substance. He appeared to be a chronic user of the opioid painkiller Tramadol and had purchased a flask filled with four ounces of "synthetic urine" online, prosecutors said. Authorities suspect Hasson had purchased fake urine to use in case he was randomly selected for a drug test.

He is scheduled to appear in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt Thursday afternoon.

Copyright Associated Press / NBC4 Washington

The Daily Signal

Published  2 days ago

NPR reporters looked into the 235 shootings reported by the U.S. Department of Education and were only able to confirm 11 of them.

Fox News

Published  2 days ago

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., entered the 2020 presidential race this week promising to transform America with a left-wing vision of economic and environmental justice. But the self-described democratic socialist’s high-end income, multiple houses and fondness for air travel have already opened him up to criticism that his lifestyle doesn't always match the rhetoric.

POLITICO

Published  2 days ago

A U.S. Coast Guard officer has been arrested after federal investigators discovered a stockpile of illegal drugs and weapons in his home that they allege were part of a plot to commit acts of mass terrorism.

Prosecutors say Lt. Christopher Paul Hasson, who was arrested Friday, was intent on committing white-supremacist terror attacks. Though he was initially arrested on charges of illegal weapons and drug possession, a court filing says that those charges are “the proverbial tip of the iceberg.”

“The defendant is a domestic terrorist, bent on committing acts dangerous to human life that are intended to affect government conduct,” the filing alleges.

While searching Hasson’s suburban Maryland home, investigators found a number of files on his computer suggesting that Hasson planned to target members of Congress and media figures in the hopes of creating a “white homeland.”

“Liberalist/globalist ideology is destroying traditional peoples esp white,” Hasson wrote in a draft email, according to court documents. “No way to counteract without violence. It should push for more crack down bringing more people to our side. Much blood will have to be spilled to get whitey off the couch.”

Hasson referred to his targets as “traitors,” and appears to have named figures such as Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas), MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough and Hillary Clinton’s former campaign chairman John Podesta. He appeared to find inspiration in Russia for its antipathy toward American liberalism, and his browser history revealed searches including “what if trump illegally impeached” and “civil war if trump impeached,” according to the court filing.

“Looking to Russia with hopeful eyes or any land that despises the west’s liberalism. Excluding of course the muslim scum. Who rightfully despise the west’s liberal degeneracy,” Hasson wrote in a draft email according to the filings.

Hasson was also apparently inspired by Anders Behring Breivik, the Norwegian far-right terrorist who carried out two attacks in 2011 in Oslo and at a political youth camp. Breivik took a cocktail of steroids and other drugs, believing they would help him carry out the attacks. Similarly, investigators found steroids and the pain reliever Tramadol — a highly addictive controlled substance — in Hasson’s home.

Seamus Hughes, deputy director of the Program on Extremism at George Washington University, first reported Hasson’s arrest Wednesday afternoon.

Military.com

Published  2 days ago

A photo of weapons reportedly seized from Coast Guard Lt. Christopher Paul Hasson. Twitter photo 20 Feb 2019 Military.com | By A Coast Guard lieutenant assigned to the service's headquarters in Washington, D.C., has been arrested on drug and gun possession charges, a nd is accused of plans to "murder innocent civilians on a scale rarely seen in this country," according to documents filed in Maryland District Court. Lt. Christopher Paul Hasson, an acquisitions officer for the National Security Cutter

The Horn News

Published  2 days ago

The race for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination is officially underway.

With 11 top Democrats already in the fray, party leadership like Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi are eagerly watching the polls to get a sense of the early favorites.

But they didn’t see this coming.

The top two favorites to take on President Donald Trump in the upcoming election aren’t even in the race — and one has never held political office.

And it’s not even close.

That’s according to a Hill-Harris X poll released on Tuesday, which announced that the two most popular candidate for registered Democratic voters are former First Lady Michelle Obama and former Vice President Joe Biden.

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The two are tied as the favorite potential candidates among Democrats at 25 percent. That dwarfs the other top Democrats that are already spending millions on their campaign.

California Sen. Kamala Harris was third with 12 percent of support, while Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders — the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee runner-up — is fourth with 11 percent.

“Texas congressman Beto O’Rourke polled at six percent, with other candidates—including Senators Corey Booker and Elizabeth Warren —all polling at five percent,” Newsweek reported.

Don’t expect to see another Obama in the White House anytime soon, however.

Michelle told The London Times in July that she had no desire to run for political office.

“I will not be running for office,” she said. “It’s a gruelling thing for any family to go through. Barack made it look easy. It’s not.”

Biden is almost certainly set to enter the race soon, and has privately told associates and political allies that he has the best chance to defeat Trump in 2020.

— The Horn editorial team

The Gateway Pundit

Published  2 days ago

Elizabeth Warren is the first Democratic presidential candidate to push for reparations for black Americans.

Warren made headlines last year for lying about her own heritage for decades.

Warren told employers she was Native American to lift her career.

DNA testing revealed she was only 1/1024th Indian, less than the average white American.

Now Liawatha wants reparations for black Americans.

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) said Thursday she supports reparations for black Americans affected by slavery, The New York Times reports.

Warren said in an interview with the Times that “we must confront the dark history of slavery and government-sanctioned discrimination in this country that has had many consequences, including undermining the ability of black families to build wealth in America for generations.” She also said that “we need systemic, structural changes to address that.”

Warren did not provide any specifics about what her plan would be, but the Times notes that this is significant given that it’s a policy previous Democratic presidential candidates chose not to support. For instance, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who recently announced his 2020 bid, was not in favor of reparations in 2016, saying at the time that it would not pass Congress and would be “very divisive.” For that matter, neither was former President Barack Obama or former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Conservative Review

Published  2 days ago

Thursday night on the radio, LevinTV host Mark Levin took aim at recent calls for slavery reparations from Democrats on the campaign trail.

It’s reported that 2020 presidential candidates Sens. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Kamala Harris, D-Calif., both support the idea of reparations.

Levin explained that giving out reparations to people who have never been enslaved, in addition to being yet another Democratic proposal with a price tag in the trillions, is contrary to the ideals of the American experiment.

“This is not about racial equality,” Levin said. “This is about a massive takeover of the private sector, of the individual, of our institutions.”

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— LevinTV (@LevinTV) January 17, 2019

Daily Wire

Published  2 days ago

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Sen. Bernie Sanders (Loonbag - VT) is best labeled as not merely a "democratic socialist," as is voguish for the mini-Robespierres du jour. He is not even merely best described as a run-of-the-mill "socialist" — you know, your typical pothead college sophomore who hasn't even taken an introductory macroeconomics course but just knows that true justice requires state seizure of the means of production.

Instead, as Paul Sperry argued at the New York Post in 2016, Sanders is actually best described as a "diehard communist."

In the early ’70s, Sanders helped found the Liberty Union Party, which called for the nationalization of all US banks and the public takeover of all private utility companies.

After failed runs for Congress, Sanders in 1981 managed to get elected mayor of Burlington, Vt., where he restricted property rights for landlords, set price controls and raised property taxes to pay for communal land trusts...

In 1985, he traveled to [Nicaragua] to celebrate the rise to power of the Marxist-Leninist Sandinista government. He called it a "heroic revolution."...

Sanders also adopted a Soviet sister city outside Moscow and honeymooned with his second wife in the USSR. He put up a Soviet flag in his office, shocking even the Birkenstock-wearing local liberals. At the time, the Evil Empire was on the march around the world, and threatening the US with nuclear annihilation.

Then, in 1989, as the West was on the verge of winning the Cold War, Sanders addressed the national conference of the US Peace Council — a known front for the Communist Party USA, whose members swore an oath not only to the Soviet Union but to "the triumph of Soviet power in the US."

The Daily Wire has also covered Sanders' 1980s-era pro-communist, pro-Sandinista radicalism.

Let us state this as explicitly as possible. In the 1980s, in the midst of a Reagan-Gorbachev détente that ultimately led to the dissolution of America's existentially threatening superpower foe, the Marxist-Leninist Soviet Union, Bernie Sanders stood not with America — but with the Soviets.

That is not an exaggeration.

Toward the end of the hellish Cold War, facing a hegemonic Soviet arch-nemesis whose only reason for not annihilating us via nuclear holocaust was a game theory-backed faith in "mutually assured destruction," Bernie Sanders honeymooned with his second wife in the Soviet Union. Toward the end of the hellish Cold War, facing a hegemonic Soviet arch-nemesis whose only reason for not annihilating us via nuclear holocaust was a game theory-backed faith in "mutually assured destruction," Bernie Sanders flew a hammer-and-sickle Soviet flag in his Vermont mayoral office. At the end of the hellish Cold War, facing a hegemonic Soviet arch-nemesis whose only reason for not annihilating us via nuclear holocaust was a game theory-backed faith in "mutually assured destruction," Bernie Sanders willfully addressed a known front group for a political party whose members swear an oath of allegiance to that very hegemonic arch-nemesis.

As The Daily Wire's Matt Walsh wrote yesterday, this can only be described as "morally deranged" behavior.

[Sanders] is not some stupid college student who champions communism because he has no idea what happened in the world prior to 2005. He lived through much of the 1900s and very well knows that it was a century bathed in the blood shed by communist governments. He knows that communism very recently killed 100 million people, and that it continues to add to the body count even today. Yet he advocates for communist policies and wishes to see the great evil of the 20th century reborn in the 21st. What else can we call this but morally deranged?

Even holding aside rudimentary economic literacy and the uncontested macroeconomic wonders of free-market capitalism in lifting generations of people out of real, inflation-adjusted poverty, socialism is itself a stridently immoral ideology.

At its core, socialism is about not altruism, but about pure, self-aggrandizing selfishness. The economic class warfare that Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and the professional grievance peddlers push is, ultimately, rooted in nothing other than good ol'-fashioned envy. None of the great Western religions teach that envy of one's fellow man is anything other than sinful. In the Abrahamic tradition, envy violates at least one (and, arguably, more than one) of the Ten Commandments; in Catholicism, envy is one of the seven deadly sins. Indeed, America's entire founding political philosophy is based on a powerful rejection of envy as an overarching principle of governance: Our social contract, as established by the Declaration of Independence, is one of natural rights-based negative liberty. Free enterprise, then, is inherently moral insofar as it merely connects freedom of labor, freedom of contract, and private property protection to the natural right to liberty of which our Declaration speaks.

But Bernie Sanders' dystopian death cult ideology is even worse than merely being economically misguided or morally perverse. And the reason for that is simple: The loonbag openly, proudly, and defiantly stood with the genocidal, mass-murdering Soviet regime when that regime stood at existential loggerheads with the United States of America. The same Soviet regime that willfully committed the Holodomor mass famine in the Ukraine. The same Soviet regime that quite possibly — indeed, quite likely — ended up killing more innocents over the course of its bloody reign than did the Third Reich. The same Soviet regime that sent up to 18 million to the gulags. The same Soviet regime that brutally and persistently repressed Sanders' very own religious/ethnic brethren. The same Soviet regime that consistently meddled in domestic American political elections. The same Soviet regime that, for decades, constantly threatened to launch nuclear missiles into the heart of the American homeland.

Bernie Sanders' ideology is grotesquely immoral. But what he has publicly stood for throughout his career is not merely grotesquely immoral. It is also affirmatively evil.

Breitbart

Published  2 days ago

Democratic 2020 presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) confirmed in a Thursday interview with the New York Times that she supports slavery reparations for American blacks.

The New York Times reported that Warren expressed her support for a policy that would pay money to black Americans who have been affected by slavery.

Warren’s campaign staff declined to elaborate on how she would support reparations, but the calls for reparations came after she said the federal government should provide financial assistance to residents in poor communities affected by “redlining,” a practice where lenders refuse mortgages to people in financially risky areas.

Warren is not the first 2020 presidential candidate to call for reparations. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) announced in a Monday radio interview with New York City’s Power 105.1’s “The Breakfast Club” that “some type of” reparations should be provided to black Americans impacted by slavery.

Harris confirmed her comments calling for reparation in the radio interview with the Times on Thursday.

“We have to be honest that people in this country do not start from the same place or have access to the same opportunities,” Harris said in the statement. “I’m serious about taking an approach that would change policies and structures and make real investments in black communities.”

Other Democrats, including former President Barack Obama, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), former 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, have not expressed support for this policy.

Warren has received a lot of pushback on the campaign trail for her exaggerated claims of Native American ancestry. One heckler at Warren’s campaign rally in Georgia on Saturday yelled, “Why did you lie?” and held up a “1/2020th” sign before being escorted out of the campaign event.

The Massachusetts Democrat released results of a 2018 DNA test which revealed that she had between 1/64th and 1/1,1024th Native American ancestry after President Donald Trump and other Republicans criticized her for falsely claiming Native American ancestry.

Trump has frequently called Warren “Pocahontas,” most recently using the term to refer to Warren after she launched her bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination this month.

The Massachusetts Democrat issued an apology in January to the Cherokee Nation for taking the DNA test shortly after the results of the DNA test went public because Cherokee leaders thought modern DNA tests undermined centuries-old laws and traditions defining tribal heritage.

The Lutchman Review

Published  2 days ago

Kamala Harris & Al Sharpton in the same story… Yikes, can’t get much more scary than that.

But seriously, these two were one of the first to comment on the Jussie Smollett “hate crime” that turned out to be a hoax.

Their initial reaction was to run to the defense of Jussie and condemn Trump and his supporters. Now that everything has been discovered to be staged, reporters caught them outside and started asking questions. They’re response says it all.

From The Hill:

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) was peppered with questions about the actor Jussie Smollett on Thursday when leaving a meeting with the Rev. Al Sharpton in Harlem, N.Y.

Video captured after the event showed Harris briskly walking to a car while ignoring shouted questions regarding the Smollett case about which she had previously commented.

Smollett was arrested early Thursday and charged with one count of disorderly conduct in connection with filing a false police report over his claim that he was attacked in a Chicago neighborhood by two men yelling racist and homophobic slurs.

Harris was among the first 2020 Democratic presidential candidates to weigh in on Smollett’s case last month after he claimed to be the victim of a hate crime. Harris called the alleged attack a “modern-day lynching” in late January. President Trump also condemned the incident at the time, saying “it doesn’t get worse.”

On Monday, as questions regarding the credibility of Smollett’s story began to surface in media reports, Harris told reporters that the case needed further investigation.

“I will say this about that case,” she said Monday. “I think that the facts are still unfolding, and I’m very concerned about the initial allegation that he made about what might have happened.”

“And it’s something we should all take seriously whenever anyone alleges that kind of behavior, but there should be an investigation,” Harris added. “And I think that once the investigation has concluded then we can all comment, but I’m not going to comment until I know the outcome of the investigation.”

Thursday’s meeting with Sharpton at the Harlem soul food legend Sylvia’s Restaurant was meant to focus on “criminal justice reform and other critical issues,” Sharpton’s National Action Network told the New York Post.

Harris is vying for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination amid a crowded field of competitors including Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.), among others.

POLITICO

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A coordinated barrage of social media attacks suggests the involvement of foreign state actors.

Washington Free Beacon

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Priorities USA, the largest Democratic super PAC, announced on Thursday it will spend $100 million in four of the top swing states as part of an initial investment to try and defeat President Donald Trump.

Guy Cecil, the super PAC's chairman, held a briefing with reporters earlier in the morning, where he argued polling shows Democrats have "opportunity to expand the electorate to the largest, if not certainly the largest in a generation." In order to do that, the Democratic party shouldn't waste time and must start building an apparatus, he said. The group's initial investment will be in Florida, Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, according to NBC News.

Liberal billionaire George Soros donated at least $9.5 million during the 2016 election cycle and $5 million to the group during the 2018 election cycle, making him one of its biggest donors. They also received millions of dollars from the House Majority PAC, which accepts money from corporations and PACs.

"We are going to have a long, year-and-a-half long, sustained conversation with these 2, 2.5 million voters in these four states," Cecil said.

The four states represent 75 Electoral College votes and were critical in helping Trump defeat Hillary Clinton in 2016. A large majority of the $100 million investment will be spent on digital ads and infrastructure in the states, NBC News reported.

Cecil walked reporters through a detailed theory of the case—including how Priorities views the universe of potential Democratic persuasion and turnout targets, as well as the messages it believes is best suited to win over those voters.

He specifically called out the 16 percent of registered voters who did not vote for Democrat Hillary Clinton in 2016 that say they are open to supporting a Democrat in 2020. Of those, 51 percent did not vote in 2016, 20 percent voted for Trump because they opposed Clinton, 17 percent voted for a third party candidate and 12 percent voted for Trump because they supported him.

Like other Democratic groups that have done postmortems after the 2016 race, Priorities wants to prioritize issues like health care and wages over the more general concerns Democrats have about Trump's tweets and temperament. The group's polling has found that Democrats have the biggest advantages when message on those issues, and less of an advantage when trying to message directly on Trump's tone or rhetoric.

"Our job is to refocus as much of the conversation on economic issues—not on tweets or temperament or personality, but on how this administration affects them," Cecil said. "While people are talking about Mueller, we will be talking about high health care prices…When people are talking about Trump’s temperament, well be talking about how Trump's temperament relates to the rising cost of pharmaceuticals."

Looking ahead to the general election, the group has "developed a more permanent infrastructure for the left that isn't focused on one election," Cecil said. They will attack Trump "all the way through November" regardless of the eventual Democratic nominee's position on super PACs, he added.

Several of the Democratic candidates have already formally announced plans to reject donations from corporate PACs, including Julian Castro and several senators: Kamala Harris (D., Calif.), Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D., N.Y.), and Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.).

True Pundit

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Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) has released a plan to provide universal free child care to every American, paid for by a steep tax on those Americans she calls “ultra-millionaires.”

According to a news release on her Senate website, the Universal Child Care and Early Learning Act would provide federal funding for “a locally-run network of Child Care and Early Learning Centers and Family Child Care Homes so that every family, regardless of their income or employment, has high-quality, affordable child care options for their children from birth to school entry.”

These centers would be available for free to people below 200 percent of the federal poverty line. Families with higher incomes would have to pay for these options, but not “more than seven percent of their income.”

Warren said that she expected this plan to nearly double the number of children with access to formal child care, from 6.8 million to 12 million. The senator argued that the current “lack of access to high-quality, affordable care prevents parents from fully participating in the workforce, holding them back from career and educational opportunities and placing a drag on our entire economy.”

Critics, however, argue that it’s not clear what exactly the “high-quality” national standards Warren refers to in her plan are.- READ MORE

Breitbart

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Tuesday on CBS’s “The Late Late Show,” 2020 presidential hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) listed some of the reasons she would declare a national emergency if elected.

Host James Corden asked the senator what would constitute as a national emergency if she were in office, which Warren replied with climate change, gun violence and student loan debt “right off the top.”

“Oh, let’s do a list: climate change, gun violence, student loan debt — right off the top,” Warren told Corden. “That’s what we ought to be working on. And we ought to be working on it together. Congress, the president, as a country, those are things we should be working on.”

GOP

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Having moved the Democrat Party to the far-left, Bernie Sanders is back with fresh new plans to spend the country into oblivion and scandals to defend.

Medium

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Bernie Sanders has announced his 2020 Democratic primary run for president of the United States, to predictable sighs of relief from his…

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The Green New Deal blueprint introduced by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was crafted by three far-left organizations and is being pushed by a coalition of well-funded professional progressive groups and known leftist agitators. | Politics

Washington Examiner

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The entry of Sen. Bernie Sanders and 11 other White House challengers has not changed the gambling odds on the expectation that President Trump will win re-election.

Sara A. Carter

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Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is jumping into 2020’s presidential race according to a video announcement Tuesday. Sanders joins other 2020 Democratic hopefuls including Sens. Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, Elizabeth Warren, and Amy Klobuchar. This not Sanders’ first rodeo, in fact, he ran a 2016 presidential campaign.

Taking Down Trump

In his campaign announcement video, Sanders called President Trump “The most dangerous president in modern American history.” Sanders also called Trump a ‘pathological liar, a fraud, a racist, a sexist, a xenophobe, and an authoritarian.’

According to the newly launched campaign site, “No one candidate, not even the greatest candidate you could imagine, is capable of taking on Donald Trump and the billionaire class alone. There is only one way we win — and that is together.”

Trump told members of the press Tuesday that he likes “Bernie.”

“Personally, I think he missed his time. I wish Bernie well. It will be interesting to see how he does. He was not treated with respect by Clinton,” said Trump.

Trump: "I like Bernie." https://t.co/aJwJCumhJD

"Personally, I think he missed his time. I wish Bernie well. It will be interesting to see how he does. He was not treated with respect by Clinton." pic.twitter.com/YqX3p7pqYb

— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) February 19, 2019

The Socialist Revolution

Sanders’ campaign will focus on social, economic, and environmental justice. Sanders is a longtime opponent of the “top 1%”, referring to the American rich. The campaign is a grassroots movement with volunteers in all 50 states. His site explicitly says “Paid for by Bernie 2020 (not the billionaires)”

“They may have the money and power, we have the people,” said Sanders. The campaign has already raised $1 million in its first day.

Powerful special interests may have the money, but we have the people. Supporters from all 50 states have donated to our unprecedented grassroots campaign. Say you're in: https://t.co/4YhCuNlKEk pic.twitter.com/d32UxxRi9q

— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) February 19, 2019

Following Sexual Assault Allegations

The campaign announcement comes on the heels of sexual assault allegations from the 2016 campaign.

A Politico report highlighted that over two dozen 2016 campaign staffers requested a meeting to “discuss the issue of sexual violence and harassment on the 2016 campaign, for the purpose of planning to mitigate the issue in the upcoming presidential cycle,” according to a letter obtained by Politico.

.@BernieSanders on reports of sexism & sexual harassment in 2016 campaign: "I learned that that was true and it breaks my heart… In this campaign for president, we are going to have the strongest protocols to protect women and anybody else against any form of harassment." pic.twitter.com/xBf2FjDogT

— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) February 19, 2019

Sanders told CBS This Morning, “I learned that that was true and it breaks my heart… In this campaign for president, we are going to have the strongest protocols to protect women and anybody else against any form of harassment.”

Daily Intelligencer

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The official entrance of Bernie Sanders into the presidential race was greeted gleefully by the entire Republican Establishment. The White House has ramped up its message that the 2020 campaign is a choice between the whole of American history (as represented by Trump) and socialism — which it defines as Venezuelan-style government control combined with repression of dissent. Trump’s bizarre State of the Union declaration, “America will never be a socialist country,” has become his unofficial campaign motto.

This messaging strategy has been enabled by a wildly exaggerated sense of the Democratic Party’s leftward shift. The Democratic Party is still not “socialist” in any meaningful sense of the term, and to the extent socialism has exerted any influence upon it, it is not of the Venezuelan variety.

At the root of this fairy tale lie some tiny nuggets of truth. Bernie Sanders is an idiosyncratic bridge between Old Left fellow traveler and the mainstream liberalism of the Democratic Party. As a younger — or, I suppose, less old — politician, Sanders routinely praised communist leaders in places like Cuba and Nicaragua. Conservatives are gleefully dredging up old clips of Sanders praising the Soviet Union and even defending bread lines.

This 2020 Democrat primary is going to be BANANAS! The latest candidate LOVES bread lines!! pic.twitter.com/wrf73R8UyS

— ForAmerica (@ForAmerica) February 19, 2019

Sanders never completely abandoned the Marxist habit of describing American politics as a simple class struggle pitting the people against the “billionaire class.” The denouement of his presidential campaign has convinced a cadre of socialist activists to work within the Democratic Party, and they have established a foothold within it as foot soldiers and policy demanders. Some of these newly influential groups blur the line between liberal democracy and illiberal left-wing authoritarianism. The socialist magazine Jacobin, for instance, energetically defended the Chavez-Maduro regime. Left-wing activist Sean McElwee calls for the next Democratic administration to “dismantle Fox News” — which, as awful as Fox News might be, would be incompatible with small-d democratic government.

But, distressing though it may be, illiberalism remains a marginal tendency within the Democratic Party. Even Sanders, who is himself an outlier, has left behind his fellow-traveling habits. He is a political liberal who denounces authoritarian regimes like Venezuela (to the consternation of his most radical supporters) and openly defends the political rights of his opponents against left-wing efforts to shut them down.

Meanwhile Trump himself repurposes Stalinist lingo like “enemy of the people.” He routinely heaps praise on the most brutal dictators on the planet — not despite their brutality but precisely because of it. Republicans have selected Venezuela as their campaign theme in large part because it is one of the few dictatorships Trump does not admire. It is strange that Republicans are excitedly sharing 30-year-old clips of Bernie Sanders lauding aspects of the Soviet economy when Donald Trump is praising the North Korean economic model right now:

North Korea, under the leadership of Kim Jong Un, will become a great Economic Powerhouse. He may surprise some but he won’t surprise me, because I have gotten to know him & fully understand how capable he is. North Korea will become a different kind of Rocket - an Economic one!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 9, 2019

There is a bit more truth to the idea that the Democratic Party is moving left on economics. Still, the scale of the shift has been overplayed. Democrats may be moving left, but they remain to the right of most mainstream left parties in the world. News accounts have emphasized the trend rather than the level. The growing share of self-identified liberals within the party ranks has attracted far more attention than the fact that moderate and conservative Democrats still (slightly) outnumber liberals. Twitter battles pit leftists against liberals, but compared both to the Democratic Party’s elected officials and its voting basis, even the liberals occupy the left-of-center space.

The exaggeration of the party’s leftward shift is made apparent when the attempts to describe it try to summon specifics. Former president Bill Clinton’s “social and economic policies,” National Review’s David French asserts, “would make him right-leaning even within the modern Republican party.” Bill Clinton raised taxes on the rich, increased the Earned Income Tax Credit, raised the minimum wage, and attempted to pass universal health care, all of which are heretical positions within the GOP and were hysterically labeled as socialism by the GOP at the time Clinton did all these things.

Meanwhile, a New York Times account of Sanders’s influence begins, “Do you remember the old days of the Democratic Party? Universal health care was controversial. Boasting about taxing the rich was political suicide. And socialism was a dirty word.” In fact, the last two Democratic presidents openly tried to achieve universal health insurance, and both successfully raised taxes on the rich and boasted about it.

Socialism may not be a “dirty word,” exactly. But very few Democrats want to be associated with it — in part because it remains highly unpopular among the public at large.

Possible Democratic presidential nominees Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, and Beto O’Rourke have all explicitly disavowed the socialist label. Last year, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi bluntly told one questioner that the Democratic Party is capitalist.

I am old enough to remember when Pelosi was the prototype of the far-left ideology that would make Democrats radioactive in swing districts. (That was less than three months ago.) It is actually a form of progress that the liberal bogeyman has been replaced by the socialist bogeyman. For one thing, it’s much easier for Democrats to triangulate against socialism than it was for them to triangulate against liberalism. Trump’s campaign has given Democrats an easy way to position themselves in the center. All they need to do is say they believe in a role for free markets and reject socialism.

Parties move slowly and tend to change their character over long periods of time. The entrance of far-left policy demanders in the Democratic Party is a very notable development that might lead to important changes over the long run. In the short run, the party is mostly the same. And Trump’s notion that his reelection is all that stands between the United States and socialism is nothing more than a paranoid fantasy.

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Attention everyone: There’s a new “fundamental human right” that exists, according to Elizabeth Warren.

Child care. We have a “fundamental human right” to child care. I repeat, you have the RIGHT to a babysitter, FREE OF CHARGE FOR YOU.

She has an actual plan to roll this concept out.

“We must do better for our kids — and our parents. In the wealthiest country on the planet, access to affordable and high-quality child care and early education should be a right, not a privilege reserved for the rich,” she writes.

“That’s why I’m proposing a bold new Universal Child Care and Early Learning plan. My plan will guarantee high-quality child care and early education for every child in America from birth to school age,” she continued. “It will be free for millions of American families, and affordable for everyone. This is the kind of big, structural change we need to produce an economy that works for everyone.”

According to her plan:

Federal government will partner with local providers — states, cities, school districts, nonprofits, tribes, faith-based organizations — to create a network of child care options that would be available to every family.

These options would include locally-licensed child care centers, preschool centers, and in-home child care options.

Local communities would be in charge, but providers would be held to high national standards to make sure that no matter where you live, your child will have access to quality care and early learning.

Child care and preschool workers will be doing the educational work that teachers do, so they will be paid like comparable public school teachers.

Neat. So how are we going to pay for it?

And here’s the best part. The federal government will pick up a huge chunk of the cost of operating these new high-quality options. That allows local providers to provide access for free to any family that makes less than 200% of the federal poverty line. That means free coverage for millions of children.

No. That means taxpayers are picking up the tab YET AGAIN. This plan might as well be called, “How To Screw Over The American Taxpayer, Volume 932.”

You don’t have the “right” to have other people take care of your kids. I can’t believe that even needs to be said out loud.

Fox News

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As the race for the Democratic presidential nomination heats up, the candidates have engaged in an escalating competition to claim the most radical policy agenda.

The Babylon Bee

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—In a statement to D.C. police given Tuesday, senator and presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren claimed that two men in colonial outfits accosted her on the street and assaulted her with smallpox-infected blankets.

Warren claimed she was simply on her evening walk with her favorite peyote blend when the two men leaped out of the bushes, fired a round, spent several minutes reloading their muzzle-loading rifles, fired again, and then hollered "battle cries" as they hurled smallpox-infested blankets at her.

"The men fired muskets at me, threw several blankets infested with smallpox in my general direction, and told me this was colonial country," she said, holding back tears. "They told me to go back to my reservation and that I wasn't welcome here."

According to Warren, the men stuck a feather in her hair and then called her "macaroni" before dancing around her in a mock Native American rain dance.

"It is just despicable to me that in 2019 a woman can still be targeted for lynching because of her .0001% Indian heritage," she said in a press conference. "This is Trump's America, people."

Police quickly poked holes in Warren's story, such as the fact that she never dropped her peace pipe throughout the ordeal and that she left the smallpox blankets and mock Indian headdress on herself as she walked to the police department to make her statement.

Zero Hedge

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WaPo targeted Sandmann, the suit alleges, "because he was the white, Catholic student wearing a red 'Make America Great Again' souvenir cap on a school field trip to the January 18 March for Life in Washington, D.C..."

Breitbart

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The Green New Deal blueprint introduced by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was crafted by three far-left organizations and is being pushed by a coalition of well-funded professional progressive groups and known leftist agitators. | Politics

Fox News

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A U.S. Coast Guard lieutenant arrested last week on gun and drug charges is a white nationalist who apparently had a hit list of Democratic lawmakers and activists as well as prominent media personalities, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.

In a motion for pretrial detention filed in federal court in Baltimore, authorities said Lt. Christopher Paul Hasson was arrested Friday and charged with unlawful possession of a firearm and an opioid called Tramadol.

However, the filing described the charges as "the proverbial tip of the iceberg," and referred to Hasson as "a domestic terrorist" who meant to "murder innocent civilians on a scale rarely seen in this country."

The filing was first noted by researchers from George Washington University's Program on Extremism.

Prosecutors say Hasson regularly read a manifesto written by Anders Behring Breivik, a Norwegian far-right extremist who killed 77 people in a pair of 2011 terror attacks, and stockpiled weapons and ammunition. According to the documents, federal agents recovered 15 firearms and "conservatively" more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition from Hasson's "cramped basement apartment" in Silver Spring, Maryland.

According to the document, Hasson organized a spreadsheet of so-called "traitors" that he subdivided into three categories: A,B, and C. So-called "Category A" traitors included Democratic Sens. Chuck Schumer of New York, Tim Kaine of Virginia, Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut (referred to as "Sen blumen jew" in the spreadsheet), Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts (referred to as "poca warren") Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Cory Booker of New Jersey and Kamala Harris of California.

Also listed in "Category A" were House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Rep. Alexandria Oscasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., MSNBC personalities Joe Scarborough, Chris Hayes, and Ari Melber as well as CNN host Don Lemon. Names in the "Category B" list included Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., CNN personalities Chris Cuomo and Van Jones, and the Democratic Socialists of America.

Prosecutors say Hasson Googled topics including "what if trump illegally impeached," "best place in dc to see congress people," and "civil war if trump impeached" roughly a month before his arrest.

The filing said Hasson had "espoused extremist views for years" and quoted a letter he drafted to "a known American neo-Nazi leader" in September 2017, nearly two months after the deadly violence at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. In the letter, Hasson described himself as "a long time White Nationalist, having been a skinhead 30 plus years ago before my time in the military." Hasson added that "I fully support the idea of a white homeland ... We need a white homeland as Europe seems lost. How long we can hold out there and prevent n-----ization of the Northwest until whites wake up on their own or are forcibly made to make a decision whether to roll over and die and to stand up remains to be seen."

Three months earlier, prosecutors say Hasson drafted an email to "friends" in which he said he was "dreaming of a way to kill almost every last person on the earth. I think a plague would be most successful but how to I acquire the needed/ Spanish flu, botulism, anthrax not sure yet but will find something."

In the same email, Hasson mused: "Start with biological attacks followed by attack [sic] on food supply ... Two pronged [sic] attack seems it might before successful. Institute a bombing/sniper campaign."

Prosecutors said Hasson was an acquisitions officer for the National Security Cutter Acquisition Program who had been assigned to the Coast Guard's headquarters in Washington since June 2016. He previously served in the Marine Corps and the Army National Guard.

A detention hearing for Hasson is scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday.

Fox News' Jake Gibson contributed to this report.

mcall

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Anyone listening to President Donald Trump and to Democratic presidential hopefuls hears an almost Dickensian tale of two very different Americas.

The president takes "the best of times" view and spoke during his State of the Union address about "an unprecedented economic boom" in which "our economy is thriving like never before."

No compatible source was found for this media.

Democratic presidential hopefuls take the "the worst of times" view and speak of an America that works only for the rich, while working-class paychecks fail even to keep up with the cost of living and people are struggling to get by.

Is either side right?

The American public appears to increasingly share Trump's sunny view. A Gallup poll released on Monday, under the headline "Americans' Confidence in Their Finances Keeps Growing," found that more than two-thirds — 69 percent — of Americans expect to be better off in the coming year. That's "only two percentage points below the all-time high of 71%" recorded 20 years ago. The poll was based on telephone interviews with 1,017 adults conducted between Jan. 2 and Jan. 10.

Of those surveyed, 50 percent said they were "better off today than they were a year ago." That response is "a post-recession milestone — the first time since 2007 that at least half of the public has said they are financially better off than a year ago." There have only been 11 times in 109 Gallup polls since 1976 where "at least half of those polled said they were in better financial shape than they had been a year prior."

Those saying they are worse off than a year ago, those for whom the economy presumably is "just not working," fell to 26 percent, "the lowest level since October 2000."

The public's rising confidence isn't misplaced. The U.S. economy might not be in unprecedented good shape, but it is certainly thriving.

Economic growth during the first full six quarters of the Trump administration has averaged 3 percent, double the nearly 1.5 percent average for President Barack Obama's last six full quarters, according to the federal Bureau of Economic Analysis. For 2018, the first full calendar year following the Republican tax cuts and the president's regulatory reductions, it looks like gross domestic product will grow at a 3 percent or better pace for the first time since 2005.

The benefits of that growth appear widespread.

More Americans are working than ever before, and the unemployment rate has been at or below 4 percent for 11 straight months, the longest such streak in nearly 50 years. During that stretch, the unemployment rates for African Americans, Hispanics, Asian Americans, people with only a high school education, women, teenagers (ages 16-19), veterans and disabled Americans have all either hit or approached historic lows.

With employers competing for the best employees, wages rose last year at the fastest pace in a decade. It appears that this competition for employees will intensify. At the end of December, a record 7.3 million job openings were available, with only 6.3 million people unemployed (meaning they had looked for but not as yet found a job in the past 30 days). It was the 10th month in a row with more job openings than people unemployed.

The largest gains for December were in the construction sector (+88,000), as you would expect in a growing economy. For the first time in decades, blue-collar workers are more difficult to find than white-collar workers.

Yet contenders for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination see a different America. When announcing her candidacy this month, Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts described a country where "tens of millions of people are struggling just to get by." She berated "a rigged system that props up the rich and the powerful and kicks dirt on everyone else." In her view, the economy works for the rich and is "just not working for anyone else."

Sen. Kamala Harris of California kicked off her candidacy on Jan. 28 by bemoaning a United States in which the "economy today is not working for working people." Similar laments can be heard from other candidates.

Some of the contrast is political. Following the 2016 presidential election, Republicans and Democrats significantly altered their perceptions of how they were doing financially. Nonetheless, Gallup found that "among some of the key groups that generally vote Democratic, a plurality or majority say they are better off," including people under 30, women and liberals. Notably, this group also includes people with annual household incomes under $40,000, an impressive 45 percent of whom say they are better off, vs. 35 percent who say they are worse off.

It's a heavy lift to convince people they are worse off when more of them are working, earning higher wages and taking home more of what they earn because of tax cuts. Democrats seem to be asking: "Who are you going to believe, us or your wallets?"

Is it the best or the worst of times? It's still early, but these economic times are certainly the best that Americans have experienced in many years. And, not surprisingly, they know it.

Puzder is the former chief executive of CKE Restaurants and the author of "The Capitalist Comeback."

Fox News

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Attorneys representing the Kentucky high school student involved in a confrontation that went viral on social media last month announced Tuesday that they were suing The Washington Post for $250 million in compensatory and punitive damages.

The lawsuit, which was filed in federal court in Kentucky, accused The Post of practicing "a modern-day form of McCarthyism" by targeting Nicholas Sandmann and "using its vast financial resources to enter the bully pulpit by publishing a series of false and defamatory print and online articles ... to smear a young boy who was in its view an acceptable casualty in their war against the president."

Washington Post spokesperson Kris Coratti told Fox News in an email that the paper was "reviewing a copy of the lawsuit, and we plan to mount a vigorous defense."

COLORADO TEACHER FACES TERMINATION AFTER MISIDENTIFYING COVINGTON STUDENT, CALLING HIM 'HITLER YOUTH'

Sandmann, a junior at Covington Catholic High School, became a target for outrage after a video of him standing face-to-face with a Native American man, Nathan Phillips, surfaced in January. Sandmann was one of a group of students from Covington attending the anti-abortion March for Life in Washington, D.C., while Phillips was attending the Indigenous Peoples' March on the same day.

Sandmann and the Covington students were initially accused of initiating the confrontation, but other videos and the students' own statements showed that they were verbally accosted by a group of black street preachers who were shouting insults both at them and a group of Native Americans. Sandmann and Phillips have both said they were trying to defuse the situation.

The lawsuit claims The Post "ignored the truth" about the incident and says the paper "falsely accused Nicholas of ... 'accost[ing]' Phillips by 'suddenly swarm[ing]' him in a 'threaten[ing]' and 'physically intimidat[ing]' manner ... 'block[ing]' Phillips path, refusing to allow Phillips 'to retreat,' 'taunting the dispersing indigenous crowd,' [and] chanting, 'Build that wall,' 'Trump2020,' or 'Go back to Africa,' and otherwise engaging in racist and improper conduct. ..."Sandmann's attorneys accuse The Post of publishing seven "false and defamatory" articles about the incident between Jan. 19 and 21 and claim the paper "knew and intended that its false and defamatory accusations would be republished by others, including media outlets and others on social media."

Earlier this month, Sandmann's attorneys sent preservation letters to more than 50 media organizations, celebrities and politicians -- including The Post, The New York Times, CNN, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and actors Alyssa Milano and Jim Carrey -- the first step in possible libel and defamation lawsuits.

Last week, investigators hired by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Covington concluded that the students did not instigate the confrontation with Phillips. Bishop Roger Foys, who initially condemned the students' behavior, wrote in a letter to parents that they had been "placed in a situation that was at once bizarre and even threatening."

Fox News' Lucia I. Suarez Sang and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Daily Wire

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Lawyers representing Covington Catholic High School student Nick Sandmann filed a massive $250 million lawsuit against The Washington Post on Tuesday and warned "this is only the beginning."

Daily Wire

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Attorneys for Covington Catholic High School junior Nick Sandmann, who was at the center of a social media firestorm last month, say they will begin filing defamation lawsuits against celebrities, social media figures, and news organizations, now that Sandmann has been "cleared of wrongdoing" in a confrontation between students and an elderly Native American protester by the Catholic Diocese of Covington.

The Diocese released their independent investigation into the confrontation yesterday, according to the Detroit Free Press, several weeks after a video went viral showing Sandmann coming face to face with Nathan Phillips as he stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial waiting for a bus.

Social media users initially claimed that Sandmann, who was wearing a newly-purchased "Make America Great Again" hat, was "intimidating" Phillips, and that Covington Catholic students had mocked the protesters with racist slogans and gestures. Phillips also claimed that the students surrounded him, harassed him, and blocked his exit.

More complete video of the incident eventually emerged, showing that Phillips, not the students, instigated the confrontation, that he was never blocked from leaving, and that the students had themselves been the subject of racially-charged harassment from a different group of protesters shortly before Phillips and others appeared on the scene.

The Diocese hired Cincinnati, Ohio law firm Dressman Benzinger Lavell to conduct the investigation, which found no wrongdoing on the part of Sandmann or the other students. "Investigators interviewed 43 students and 13 chaperones, while examining 50 hours of internet activity including videos and news media reports. Nick supplied his publicized written statement, which investigators determined was accurate," according to The Washington Times.

"Our inquiry, conducted by a third party firm that has no connection with Covington Catholic High School or the Diocese of Covington, has demonstrated that our students did not instigate the incident that occurred at the Lincoln Memorial," Bishop Roger Joseph Foys of the Covington Diocese said in a statement posted to the Diocese website. "Our students were placed in a situation that was at once bizarre and even threatening. Their reaction to the situation was, given the circumstances, expected and one might even say laudatory."

Attorney L. Lin Wood, who is representing Sandmann, announced that the student's legal team would begin filing defamation lawsuits against roughly fifty potential defendants this week. Wood's firm previously sent "cease and desist" letters to dozens of celebrities, social media personalities, and news organizations who "reported" on the Covington Catholic incident. Those same letters demanded each potential defendant preserve any tweets or comments they had made on the confrontation, particularly those concerning Sandman.

“Nick Sandmann is 16 years old & has 2½+ years to identify accusers & sue them,” Wood said on Twitter, per The Washington Times. “No member of mainstream & social media mob who attacked him should take comfort from not being sued in initial round of lawsuits which will commence next week. Time is Nick’s friend, not his enemy.”

Likely recipients include, "CNN, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Jim Carrey, Alyssa Milano, Bill Maher, and even Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren," according to entertainment news site, Bounding into Comics.

Sean Hannity

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2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren pulled-back the curtains on her long-promised “Universal Child Care” proposal Tuesday; with analysts confirming the plan would likely cost $70 billion per year.

“Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren proposed a universal child care plan that would limit American families’ expenses to 7 percent of income regardless of how many children they have in care — paid for by a tax on the ultra-wealthy,” writes Bloomberg.

Our kids are our future – but right now, we’re shortchanging them. Add your name to the petition: Every kid aged 0 to 5 in America should have access to high-quality, affordable child care and early learning. #UniversalChildCare https://t.co/zRPQmKAvYo

— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) February 19, 2019

“Warren’s plan would cost taxpayers $70 billion per year, according to an analysis by Moody’s Analytics economists Mark Zandi and Sophia Koropeckyj,” adds the report.

Read the full report here.

Breitbart

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At a news conference after a rally in Las Vegas, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) told KLAS’s 8 News NOW that Trump administration officials “have a constitutional responsibility to invoke the 25th Amendment,” if they think it is needed.

Warren was asked about the CBS’s “60 Minutes” interview with former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, who claimed Justice Department officials discussed invoking the 25th Amendment.

Warren said, “I’m not the one who hangs out in his office and who sees him everyday and sees how well or how poorly he able to manage from day to day with the decisions he faces. But what I do know is there were a whole lot of people who do see him everyday who evidentially were talking about invoking the 25th Amendment.”

She continued, “My point here is that if they believe that Donald Trump cannot fulfill the obligations of his office, then they have a constitutional responsibility to invoke the 25th Amendment.”

She added, “Their loyalty under law is not to him personally. Their loyalty is to the Constitution of the United States and to the people of United States.”

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NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio suggested on Sunday that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) shouldn’t be celebrating a failed deal for an Amazon headquarters in Queens.

De Blasio and Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo had argued that the $2.8 billion in tax breaks offered to Amazon would bring in $27 billion in tax revenue.

De Blasio told Chuck Todd of NBC News’ Meet the Press the “$3 billion that would go back in tax incentives was only after we were getting the jobs and getting the revenue.”

Former Vice President Joe Biden told a German audience Saturday that America under the Trump administration is “an embarrassment.”

Speaking at the Munich Security Conference, the 2020 presidential hopeful said, “The America I see values basic human decency, not snatching children from their parents or turning our back on refugees at our border. Americans know that’s not right. The American people understand plainly that this makes us an embarrassment. The American people know, overwhelmingly that it is not right. That it is not who we are.”

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) delivered an “inaugural address” in her Congressional District on Saturday afternoon, declaring that issues like the “right to migrate” will not be negotiable.

Addressing hundreds of supporters in the Bronx, the freshman lawmaker even had a swearing-in ceremony before uttering mostly platitudes.

Defending the Green New Deal after she and her office botched the rollout to much ridicule this week, the Democratic Socialist claimed that the “Green New Deal is the legislation of indigenous communities in the United states” and many others.

Saturday Night Live actor Alec Baldwin complained that President Trump is threatening his family on Twitter.

“Nothing funny about tired Saturday Night Live on Fake News NBC!” Trump had tweeted about the show ridiculing him. “THE RIGGED AND CORRUPT MEDIA IS THE ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE!” he added.

“I wonder if a sitting President exhorting his followers that my role in a TV comedy qualifies me as an enemy of the people constitutes a threat to my safety and that of my family?” Baldwin responded on Twitter.

Disgraced former Representative Anthony Weiner (D-NY) has been released from prison and sent to a re-entry program in New York.

Weiner was transferred to a residential re-entry center in Brooklyn to serve the remainder of his 21-month sentence for sending sexually explicit texts to a 15-year-old girl. Also known as halfway houses, they are intended to allow inmates to “gradually rebuild their ties to the community and facilitate supervising ex-offenders’ activities during this readjustment phase.”

He is set to be released from prison in May, about three months early, because of good behavior.

A heckler at a rally in Georgia Saturday for 2020 presidential hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) repeatedly yelled, “Why did you lie?” while holding up a “1/2020th” sign in reference to Warren’s false claim of Native American ancestry.

The man heckled Warren as she told her backstory to a crowd of more than 1,000 supporters gathered at Central Gwinnett High School in Lawrenceville.

“Be easy, be easy,” Warren replied, while her supporters booed the heckler being led out of the campaign event.

weaselzippers

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Via The Hill:

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass), a 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful, on Sunday said that Trump administration officials have a constitutional duty to invoke the 25th Amendment if they believe the president cannot fulfill his job, saying their loyalty should be to “the Constitution” and not to the president.

“My point here is that if they believe that Donald Trump cannot fulfill the obligations of his office, then they have a constitutional responsibility to invoke the 25th Amendment,” Warren said during a news conference after a rally in Las Vegas, according to The Nevada Independent.

“Their loyalty under law is not to him personally. It is to the Constitution of the United States and to the people of United States.”

The comments from Warren came days after CBS aired a segment of an interview with former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe in which he said top Justice Department officials discussed launching an effort to invoke the 25th Amendment to force Trump out of office following former FBI Director James Comey’s firing in May 2017.

He also said Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein had offered to wear a wire around the president.

A spokesperson for McCabe walked back the remarks last week, saying that the former FBI official did not “participate in any extended discussions about the use of the 25th Amendment, nor is he aware of any such discussions.”

bostonherald

Published  4 days ago

Taking a page from Barack Obama’s playbook, Joe Biden — ahead of his presidential announcement — goes to Europe and apologizes for America. Biden calls our country an “embarrassment” for separating families at the border crossing. Never mind that the Obama administration, in which Biden served as vice president, also ramped up deportations — sending millions of illegal immigrants back where they came from. Biden is actively trying to rewrite his legacy on immigration.

“The America I see values basic human decency, not snatching children from their parents or turning our back on refugees at our border. Americans know that’s not right,” the former vice president told the Munich Security Conference. “The American people understand plainly that this makes us an embarrassment. The American people know, overwhelmingly, that it is not right. That it is not who we are.”

Leading Democrats like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi once favored funding for building a wall along the southern border. Now these liberals call it “immoral.” Some who are running for president even want to dissolve ICE.

Biden should not get away with slamming the kinds of policies the Obama administration also practiced.

When the issue of kids getting taken from their parents at the border first started being reported last summer one image of two kids in a cage circulated on the internet. Turned out to be a photo taken in 2014 when Obama and Biden were in office.

Currently Biden’s polling is quite strong over his potential opponents. So maybe the Democratic candidates who are farther left of Biden — Elizabeth Warren, for example — might want to remind voters what happened when Biden was Obama’s sidekick.

The 76-year-old certainly sounded like he was running during his speech.

“I have spent the better part of the last two years traveling throughout the United States of America, from Minnesota to Texas; from Boston to Birmingham,” Biden said. “I can assure you, that the American people, the ultimate wellspring of power in the United States of America, remain committed to engaging the world with decency and respect.”

If other Democratic candidates want Biden out of the way, it’s in their power to sideline him. Of course, that will also involve showing their own hypocrisy in relentlessly attacking Donald Trump for things they were silent about when Obama and Biden did them.

Blunt Force Truth

Published  4 days ago

It’s 2019 and we need some sort of law against public officials plotting coups.

After revelations that the FBI’s McCabe, a Clinton loyalist, and other DOJ officials had plotted a coup against the White House, Senator Elizabeth Warren endorsed a coup.

“My point here is that if they believe that Donald Trump cannot fulfill the obligations of his office, then they have a constitutional responsibility to invoke the 25th amendment,” Warren, a Democratic presidential candidate, said after a rally in Las Vegas. “Their loyalty under law is not to him personally. It is to the Constitution of the United States and to the people of United States.”

The law is very clear.

The 25th Amendment is not a means for officials, elected or unelected, to remove the President of the United States from office because you don’t like his policies.

That’s what impeachment is for.

Only Congress is meant to have that power.

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True Pundit

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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., was once again reminded that she exaggerated her Native American ancestry and was heckled during a campaign stop in Georgia.

While introducing herself to a crowd of about 1,000 supporters in a Lawrenceville high school, a man shouted “Why did you lie?” Warren replied back “Be easy, be easy,” while the crowd chanted her name and clapped.

The man was holding up a campaign sign that read “1/2020” as he was quickly escorted out of the building. Warren released DNA results examining her possible Native American ancestry last year in response to criticism from Republicans and President Donald Trump.

The test revealed she could be anywhere between 1/64th and 1/1,204th Native American. In early February, she apologized to the Cherokee Nation for taking the test, which angered some tribal leaders who felt that being apart of the nation was rooted in centuries of culture and laws, not through DNA tests.

The incident came just days after Warren suggested President Trump “may not even be a free person” in 2020.- READ MORE

dailycaller

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Donald Trump, Jr. slammed Instagram on Monday after he said the social media platform forced him to delete a post he made about reports that Jussie Smollett’s alleged attack might have been staged.

“Are you kidding me @Instagram? You took down this post??? I mean I got a message you took one down but you wouldn’t even let me see it or give me a real reason so I assume it’s this one or one like it,” Trump Jr. captioned his post, along with a screenshot of a tweet he made referencing CBS News’ post alleging Smollett had paid two men to fake a hate crime against him. (RELATED: Chicago Police Say ‘Empire’ Actor Refuses To Turn Over Phone Records)

A spokesperson for Trump Jr. told The Daily Caller that Instagram forced the president’s son to delete his post about Smollett, otherwise he would be unable to access his account.

Trump Jr.’s deleted post sarcastically joked that the alleged attack against Smollett “seemed so real.” (RELATED: Authorities Seeking ‘Persons Of Interest’ In ‘Empire’ Star Jussie Smollett’s Alleged Attack)

“Shocked, I really thought MAGA folks (who are all over downtown Chicago) were waiting with a rope/bottle of bleach to ambush a [rich] guy at 2am in minus 4 degrees because those are conditions where all people go out for Subway rather than order Seamless,” he wrote, adding three eye-roll emojis at the end.

A short time later, Trump Jr. made another post about Hollywood actors reportedly deleting their posts calling for justice for the “Empire” actor following his alleged assault, in light of news reports that Smollett might have staged the attack.

“Speaks for itself. I hope @Instagram wont arbitrarily choose to censor this one,” Trump Jr. wrote.

A spokesperson for Instagram apologized for removing the post Monday and told The Daily Caller that it was removed “in error.”

“This image was removed in error and has now been restored, we apologize for the mistake,” the spokesperson said, declining to indicate why the post was flagged in the first place.

The post was restored to Trump Jr.’s account as of approximately 5:30 p.m. EST.

GOP spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany faced similar censorship issues with Instagram recently, as she was asked to delete a post about Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s claims to Native American heritage.

McEnany’s post contained a copy of Warren’s Texas Bar registration in which she identified herself as an American Indian. The registration form also listed Warren’s old office address, which Instagram claimed to have incorrectly flagged as a home address.

“We incorrectly removed this image for including personal information, in this case the home address of someone else, which is not allowed on Instagram,” an Instagram spokesperson told the Caller. “On secondary review, we confirmed that the image included an office address and not a personal home address. The content has now been restored and we apologize for the mistake.”

vpr

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Sen. Bernie Sanders has confirmed to VPR that he is seeking the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.

Breitbart

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A heckler at Democrat 2020 presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-MA) Saturday rally in Georgia repeatedly yelled, “Why did you lie?” while holding up a “1/2020th” sign.

The man, who was mocking Warren’s exaggerated claims of Native American ancestry, heckled the Massachusetts Democrat as she told her backstory to a crowd of more than 1,000 supporters gathered at Central Gwinnett High School in Lawrenceville, the Daily Mail reported.

“Be easy, be easy,” Warren replied, while her supporters booed the heckler being led out of the campaign event.

“It’s ok, we’re good,” the 69-year-old Democrat told her supporters, who repeatedly chanted her name.

Warren released results of a 2018 DNA test which revealed that she had between 1/64th and 1/1,1024th Native American ancestry after President Donald Trump and other Republicans criticized her for falsely claiming Native American ancestry.

Trump has frequently called Warren “Pocahontas,” most recently using the term to refer to Warren after she launched her bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination this month.

The Massachusetts Democrat issued an apology in January to the Cherokee Nation for taking the DNA test shortly after the results of the DNA test went public.

Tribal leaders were angry with Warren for using a DNA test to back up her claims of Native American heritage because they felt being part of the tribe stemmed from traditions and laws dating back centuries instead of modern DNA tests.

“A DNA test is useless to determine tribal citizenship,” Cherokee Nation Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr. said in a statement. “Current DNA tests do not even distinguish whether a person’s ancestors were indigenous to North or South America.”

“It makes a mockery out of DNA tests and its legitimate uses while also dishonoring legitimate tribal governments and their citizens, whose ancestors are well documented and whose heritage is proven,” he continued. “Senator Warren is undermining tribal interests with her continued claims of tribal heritage.”

thenevadaindependent

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Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren said Sunday in Las Vegas that Trump administration officials have an obligation to invoke the 25th Amendment if they believe the president cannot fulfill his duties.

Sara A. Carter

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Sen. Bernie Sanders praised communism and “breadlines” from the start of his political activism career. Despite the hardships suffered in socialist nations, the 2020 presidential hopeful said in the video that bread lines are “a good thing.

Ironically, Sanders says he’s always supports American workers but opposes the “top 1%” of Americans, primarily wealthy business owners, who hire those workers.

I’m running for president because we need leadership that will fight for the interests of workers, not just the 1 percent. We must:

-Raise the minimum wage to a living wage of $15

-Provide pay equity for women

-Guarantee all workers paid family and medical leave

— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) February 22, 2019

In a video from 1985, Sanders reveals he advised the government of Nicaragua.

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“As a socialist, the word socialism does not frighten me and I think it’s probably fair to see the government of Nicaragua is primarily a socialist government,” he said.

Sanders also looked at the then USSR as a model for American governance.

He announced his 2020 run on Tuesday. So far, Sanders is up against Sens. Cory Booker, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, and Elizabeth Warren in the pool of Democrats, many who espouse socialist ideologies.

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I Love My Freedom

Published  5 days ago

Former President Barack Obama has been working behind the scenes and met with four top 2020 Democratic presidential candidates.

While he has not commented publicly on the field of candidates vying for the 2020 Democratic nomination, a new report from The New York Times states that Obama has been privately speaking with some of the leading contenders on how to defeat President Donald Trump.

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The Times reports that Obama-era advisers have been holding “auditions” with presidential hopefuls like “Senators Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, Amy Klobuchar, and Sherrod Brown” about how they are planning to run their 2020 campaigns.

The former president is apparently using his advisers to serve as third-party interviewers, meaning they meet with a candidate and then report back to Obama.

Obama reportedly plans to sit back and “let the primary unfold as a contest of ideas” before making any official endorsements.

As noted by The Daily Wire, that doesn’t mean Obama will stay on the sidelines during the Democratic primaries, which will kick off in a few months.

Like failed 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, Obama has been taking audiences with prospective nominees and giving them advice on how to handle a national campaign. So far, he’s believed to have spoken to Harris, Booker, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and some more unfamiliar potential candidates, like his former Attorney General, Eric Holder, who says he’s waiting until later in the process to decide whether to toss his hat into the ring.

Former Texas Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke admitted to Oprah, in his landmark interview with the daytime talk queen, that he’d pursued Obama’s advice in a sit down last year.

“During these informal conversations, usually at his office in Washington, Mr. Obama has offered a combination of supportive advice and sober warnings, cautioning candidates that running for president is a more punishing process than they could ever imagine, according to seven people who have spoken with him directly or were briefed in detail on the meetings,” the Times reports.

He’s mostly concerned, some sources told the Times, that candidates be ready and willing to “push back” on Donald Trump’s economic rhetoric, which Obama’s friends refer to as “bleak.” He’s still surprised, they say, that Trump won with a message of turning back the clock on Obama’s agenda, and doesn’t really understand how such an anti-Obama message resonated with Americans.

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Obama’s current close aides admitted to the Times that the former president will speak to any 2020 Democratic contender who comes seeking his advice.

Wow, how arrogant!

While Obama certainly could help a candidate draw bigger crowds and get more attention on their campaigns, the former president is likely still reeling from his defeats in the 2019 midterm elections.

Obama campaigned with and fought hard for Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams and Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum — both of which suffered bitter defeats.

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POLITICUSUSA

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Donald Trump's re-election hopes are in big trouble as every declared or potential Democratic contender is winning over 50 percent of the vote.

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Chicago police want to speak to Jussie Smollett as investigators believe he paid two men - Olabinjo Osundairo (top inset) and Abimbola Osundairo (bottom inset) - to stage an assault against him.

Fox News

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The Democratic presidential candidates are, with only a few exceptions, shunning the 'moderate' label as they court the party base.

Salon

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The Trump Organization scrapped plans for two new hotel chains targeting regions where President Trump is politically popular, citing the current political climate, the Washington Post reported.

The company, which the president still owns but is currently being run by his sons Donald Jr. and Eric, announced plans to build as many as 30 hotels under the lower-cost brands Scion and American Idea at a reception at Trump Tower soon after the president's inauguration.

Despite claims that the company was working on dozens of deals, not a single hotel has opened under the would-be new brands. Now Trump's children have announced that plans to move forward have been scrapped for the time being.

“We live in a climate where everything will be used against us, whether by the fake news or by Democrats who are only interested in Presidential harassment and wasting everyone’s time, barraging us with nonsense letters,” Eric Trump said in a statement Thursday. “We already have the greatest properties in the world and if we have to slow down our growth for the time being, we are happy to do it.”

Only one hotel was actually in the works, a 17-acre, 100-room hotel and conference center in Cleveland, Mississippi, through a partnership with local developers Dinesh and Suresh Chawla. That project was expected to cost the Trump Organization $20 million before they pulled out this week.

The New York Times reports that the company also faced local opposition for possible hotel deals in cities like Dallas and St. Louis, where potential partners were “scared away by the prospect of intense media coverage and legal and financial vetting.”

But more than future developments or tentative deals are at risk: The Trump Organization has repeatedly lost branding and management contracts with hotels in New York and overseas. The company was paid to have its name removed from two hotels in New York and Toronto. The majority owner of a Trump hotel in Panama ordered the the Trump name to be pulled off the entrance sign with a crowbar.

Trump is also facing multiple lawsuits accusing him of illegally profiting from the presidency. Two lawsuits filed by the attorneys general of Maryland and the District of Columbia allege that Trump is in violation of the Constitution’s emoluments clause, which prohibits gifts or payments from foreign governments. Lobbyists for countries like Saudi Arabia have bought up hundreds of rooms at Trump’s Washington hotel while doing business with the administration, The Post reported.

Earlier this month, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., demanded answers from the Trump Organization on why T-Mobile executives booked more than 50 rooms at the hotel while asking the Trump administration to approve a merger with Sprint.

The Trump Organization has also begun to purge undocumented workers from at least five of its golf properties after it was reported that federal and local investigators are probing the company’s hiring of such workers.

Trump’s longtime former lawyer, Michael Cohen, who also served as an executive at the Trump Organization, is expected to testify before three different congressional committees about a wide range of topics before he heads to prison on numerous federal charges.

The Trump Organization has also taken a hit from a self-imposed ban on foreign developments. During the campaign, Trump bragged to the New York Times that his company was working on 120 deals in countries like Saudi Arabia, China and Israel but any such deals were scrapped after he won.

Even Trump has admitted that becoming president has cost him a lot of money, an ironic twist for a candidate who was accused of trying to profit from his presidential run and was reportedly considering using his campaign to launch his own television network.

“I lost massive amounts of money doing this job,” Trump told the Times two weeks ago. “This is one of the great losers of all time.”

America First with Sebastian Gorka

Published  6 days ago

Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) has announced that she will be officially running to become the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee in 2020. To say that the Democratic field has become oversaturated with candidates is an understatement. At present, there are 11 Democrats who have officially announced their intentions to run for the White House. But, behind those confirmed candidates is an eclectic host of Democrats–and one independent, former Starbucks CEO, Howard Schultz–who are all vying to be the kind (or queen) of an increasingly radical political hill.

As time progresses, the winnowing out process will begin. Unfortunately, with presidential campaigns starting earlier and earlier, the American people will be inundated with an increasing array of radical and, frankly, fantastical ideas posited by the Democrats, all in an effort to appeal to the most fringe elements of the increasingly-radical Democratic Party. Each one of these candidates have proven themselves to be hypocritical–in many cases backpedaling on previously reasonable policy positions, such as support for a border wall. To prove that the 2020 Democratic Party’s presidential primary will be nothing more than the theater of the absurd, several confirmed candidates have had to march before the TV cameras, to engage in a litany of apologies for their previous, somewhat-reasonable, stances on issues ranging from gay marriage to immigration.

In order to be in the good graces of both the party leadership and most of the Democratic Party’s Leftist base, like the Communists of old, the candidates seeking high office must pass an ideological purity test. If they are found wanting–such as Howard Schultz, who was so frightened by the radicalism of the Left that he chose to forego the primary process entirely and contemplate running as an independent–they will be castigated as ideological deviants threatening the hive-like integrity of the all-important party, and cast aside before even being allowed to reach out to voters.

For example, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), has had to beg for forgiveness for her previous support of the Clintons. She had positioned herself as the rising star of the “Me Too” movement but now cannot have former President Bill Clinton’s past history of philandering interrupt her rise. Additionally, she accepted sizable campaign donations from the noted, serial sexual predator, Hollywood mogul, Harvey Weinstein for years. And, she previously supported sensible border controls! Now, however, she is attempting to airbrush her history in order to sanitize her past associations with the Clintons, and is calling to abolish the Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) bureau, so as to look “extra” hard-Left.

Another prime example is Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA). After having benefited for years by claiming Native American heritage in order to gain a prestigious teaching position at Harvard University, it was recently revealed that she also lied on her Texas Bar application in the 1980s by–yet again–claiming Native American ancestry. She has none. And, Warren has gone to great effort to hide the fact that she was a staunch Republican for most of her adult life. Now, instead, she parrots the correct political line about respecting LGBTQ issues, abortion (infanticide), and unfettered taxation upon “the rich.”

Then, there is Senator Corey Booker (D-NJ), a.k.a. “Spartacus.” Here is a man possessed seemingly of modest intellect and infinite means. The scion of a wealthy family, Senator Booker also has a tenuous relationship with the truth. Before he ran for the United States Senate, in 2013, it was Booked who claimed that he had a “good friend” who went by the name of “T-Bone” from 2002-08. According to Booker’s long-time mentor, Clement Price, a professor of history at Rutgers University, Booked confided to him in 2008 that T-Bone, the drug-addled junkie who, at one point had threatened Booker with physical harm, and at another point, hugged him, was a “composite of multiple people” who Booker knew in Newark. Offended, Professor Price warned Booker against using that reference publicly again, and so after 2008, “T-Bone” was scrubbed from Booker’s speeches. The biggest complain that Clement Price had about Booker’s depiction of a poor, African-American drug user from the inner city was that it had a “southern-infected name,” thereby compounding negative stereotypes against black people.

During the outrageous Supreme Court nomination hearings of Brett Kavanaugh, Senator Booker was one of Kavanaugh’s fiercest critics. Booker was so filled with hatred for Kavanaugh, that he helped promote vicious fabrications about the renowned district judge turned-Supreme-Court-nominee, such as claims that a young Brett Kavanaugh was a serial rapist who used his “white privilege” and power as a man to coerce young women into forced sexual encounters. Senator Booker promulgated these vicious lies, along with his partner-in-slime, Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA), in a bid to be made captain of the raging “Me Too” movement.

Then, there is the aforementioned Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA). A woman who was also born to upper-middle-class minority parents. Senator Harris also aspired to be the commanding of the new “Feminist” movement that had been pushing for the destruction of heteronormative masculinity and traditional American values. Harris viciously attacked Judge Brett Kavanaugh, in order to qualify her bona fides to the increasingly uber-radical Left. But, like her senate colleague, Kirsten Gillibrand, Harris’ sincere support for the nostrum underpinning the Feminist cause–that women are exactly equal to men and do not need special treatment from them–is questionable at best.

You see, in order to catapult her career to the stratospheric heights Senator Harris has achieved, she slept with a married man 30 years her senior, who was also the mayor of San Francisco when Harris was just starting out as an assistant district attorney in San Francisco. Whatever merits Senator Harris may possess, they were colored by the fact that her year-long tryst with the former San Francisco mayor, Willie Brown, in 2002 led to her making critical personal contacts with wealthy Liberal political donors, and resulted in Harris’ nomination to a highly lucrative position on the city commission.

These are just a few of the Democratic Party’s frontrunners who’ve announced their intentions to run for the presidency in 2020. They are proven liars, chameleons, and panderers. More disturbingly, though, these individuals are “democratic socialists.” In other words, they’re both your classic archetypal politicians (in terms of their disposition) while acting as the most destructive radicals this country has ever seen in Congress. Meanwhile, President Donald J. Trump has offered an alternative vision that has already yielded historic gains for all Americans; he has resoundingly defeated ISIS and continues to rely upon American strength to rollback strategic rivals, like China and Russia, while holding the line in the ongoing Culture War against the radical Left.

The President has also helped to usher in an economic renaissance, that has seen the return of almost five percent GDP growth, has the lowest unemployment rates in recent history–especially for minorities–and in which the stock market continues to soar to historic highs (benefiting everyone).

The divide going into 2020 is clear: do you want a clear track record of reason, strong leadership, and continued success of the sort that President Trump has given us? Or, do you want to support the Democratic Party which espouses the most radical positions on everything from race to infanticide to sexual politics–whilst insisting that the United States isn’t great?

Townhall

Published  6 days ago

Can we blame U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), really?

Being ambitious and bold are not usually considered bad things. And her most ambitious, boldest proposal is not exactly without precedent. A decade of quantitative easing, along with trillion-dollar annual deficits run up recently by congressional Republicans, have laid the debt-ridden tracks upon which she hopes her massive Green New Deal will glide.

Oh, sure, we can derisively point to the now-withdrawn FAQ, which the congresswoman’s staff “accidentally” posted onto the Web and sent out to reporters. Keep your balance near those computer keyboards, folks.

Remember, those answers to a ton of questions about this complete re-making of the economy and society as a whole were “unfinished,” and “erroneously” said things, such as that the Green New Deal (GND) would be “guaranteeing . . . Economic security for all who are unable or unwilling to work.”

Cut the green congresswoman some slack?

Slack or no, a reading of the actual totalitarian-esque not-yet-withdrawn House Resolution — calling for “a new national, social, industrial, and economic mobilization on a scale not seen since World War II and the New Deal era” and labeling it “a historic opportunity” — makes it all clear. You cannot tell me that silly FAQ wasn’t spot on.

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Timing wasn’t helpful to Ocasio-Cortez’s rollout of the GND, either. Who knew that, days after the GND offered to Americans the notion that high-speed train travel could be a human (almost religious) right, deepest blue-state Governor Gavin Newsom stopped California’s high-speed train projects in their tracks, looking at costs and declaring, “Let’s be real.”

Nonetheless, the Green New Deal enthusiastically promises to “create millions of good, high-wage jobs . . . provide unprecedented levels of prosperity and economic security for all people . . . and . . . counteract systemic injustices.”

But what about afterlunch?

The GND must produce a plethora of new positions in its trumpeted new Green economy, of course, after wiping out millions of jobsin private health insurance (500,000) and the fossil fuel industry (10 million) and who knows where else.

Meanwhile, more than 100 Democrats in Congress, including four declared presidential candidates — Sens. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) — have rushed in to endorse the Green New Deal resolution for Uber-unlimited government.

The Republican reaction provides a different kind of comedy. Kindly old Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that he will generously bring the GND to a vote in the U.S. Senate, helping Ocasio-Cortez in the upper house — and putting Senate sponsor Edward Markey, a Massachusetts Democrat, and all other senators squarely on the record. Just as it should be.

Has Sen. McConnell turned over a new green leaf? Or is the Senate’s “Napping Turtle” merely maniacally morphing the GND from a harmless progressive virtue-signaling prop into a weaponized boomerang to bop Dems in their too-Bolshevikian behinds? The comeuppance would come, according to this rationale, when the public realizes just how humongously big Big Government would be if only Democrats were voting.

So let’s vote.

“I’m going to stand up for Ocasio-Cortez,” announced Sean Hannity on his Fox News program, responding to charges the GND wasn’t serious. “I think she’s probably the most honest extreme radical democratic socialist in the country, in that she’s saying what they have wanted to do, incrementally, for years.”

Give AOC her due. Just when Big Brother most needed a facelift, she has brought fresh young energy to tired, old-fashioned socialism.

And leading Democrats out of the shadows.

Fox News

Published  6 days ago

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., was once again reminded that she exaggerated her Native American ancestry and was heckled during a campaign stop in Georgia.

While introducing herself to a crowd of about 1,000 supporters in a Lawrenceville high school, a man shouted “Why did you lie?" Warren replied back “Be easy, be easy,” while the crowd chanted her name and clapped.

The man was holding up a campaign sign that read “1/2020” as he was quickly escorted out of the building. Warren released DNA results examining her possible Native American ancestry last year in response to criticism from Republicans and President Donald Trump.

The test revealed she could be anywhere between 1/64th and 1/1,204th Native American. In early February, she apologized to the Cherokee Nation for taking the test, which angered some tribal leaders who felt that being apart of the nation was rooted in centuries of culture and laws, not through DNA tests.

The incident came just days after Warren suggested President Trump "may not even be a free person" in 2020.

Warren made the remark at the Veterans Memorial Building in Cedar Rapids in front of a crowd of several hundred. The Massachusetts senator argued that Democrats should resist the urge to respond to "a racist tweet, a hateful tweet, something really dark and ugly" when choosing whether or not to spar with Trump.

TRUMP NEEDLES NEW PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE WARREN ON NATIVE AMERICAN CLAIMS

“Are we going to let him use those to divide us?” Warren said, according to a report from the New York Times.

“By the time we get to 2020, Donald Trump may not even be president,” she continued. “In fact, he may not even be a free person.”

When asked to clarify her statements, Warren pointed to the multiple open investigations into the president, which includes the Russia probe by Special Counsel Robert Mueller and two additional investigations led by federal prosecutors in New York and Democrats who won back the majority in the House of Representatives this past November.

Warren's comments came after President Trump took a jab at her on Twitter shortly after she announced her presidential campaign.

"Today Elizabeth Warren, sometimes referred to by me as Pocahontas, joined the race for President," he tweeted. "Will she run as our first Native American presidential candidate, or has she decided that after 32 years, this is not playing so well anymore?"

POLITICO

Published  1 week ago

Bernie Sanders, inching closer to a second bid for the White House, has recorded a campaign video in which he says he is running for president in 2020, according to two people familiar with the spot.

It’s the latest sign the independent senator, the runner-up in the 2016 contest for the Democratic nomination, is nearing a presidential announcement.

Another hint that Sanders is getting closer to a launch: As POLITICO reported this week, the Sanders team has been interviewing people for top staff positions. Chuck Rocha, a political consultant who advised Sanders’ 2016 campaign, is expected to join him again if a second bid materializes.

It is unclear when, or even whether, the Sanders video will be released. It’s possible that Sanders could launch a 2020 campaign with an exploratory committee and then formally declare his candidacy later, a route other presidential candidates, such as Sen. Elizabeth Warren, have taken.

Sarah Ford, a spokeswoman for Sanders, did not respond to a request for comment about the video.

Tim Tagaris and Robin Curran, two 2016 alumni who helped power Sanders’ successful small-dollar fundraising program, have agreed to join any second presidential campaign.

The Sanders team has also been in talks with Means of Production, the filmmaking company that created Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s viral campaign video during the midterm election, about a major 2020 role.

Meanwhile, the group founded by Sanders has been readying its members in case he runs. Our Revolutionrevealed its plans this weekend for the second phase of its campaign to draft Sanders into the presidential race. In a fundraising email sent to supporters, Our Revolution political director David Duhalde asked for donations to help fund phone-banking, door-knocking, volunteer trainings, and other outreach strategies.

“We’re organizing every day so that if and when Bernie announces,” he said, “our members and our groups can hit the ground running.”

Washington Examiner

Published  1 week ago

A man who abruptly walked out of Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s presidential announcement speech on live TV said he left because he “couldn’t relate or identify with the things that she was saying” and thinks Warren is focused too much on raising taxes and not enough on increasing opportunities for minorities.

Johnhaynes Honeycutt, 23, a small business owner from western Massachusetts, told the Washington Examiner that he went to Warren’s launch speech on Saturday expecting to agree with the senator, but instead, he was frustrated over her comments about taxes and equality for minorities.

“I was an Elizabeth Warren supporter,” said Honeycutt. “But I found at the event there wasn’t any way for me to identify with the things she was saying. That was why I walked out.”

Honeycutt, who is African-American, said he was a volunteer at the event and was placed directly behind the senator during her announcement speech. About 40 minutes into the event, Honeycutt, who was wearing a lime-green shirt and waving an American flag, can be seen whispering to a female friend standing next to him. The two then abruptly turn and walk out of the speech.

Honeycutt said he believed Warren focused too much on tax hikes for the wealthy and injustices in the prison system but not enough on expanding opportunities for minorities and for people who are struggling financially.

“She’s a small-town girl, and her family were blue-collar, and now she’s in this position [as a presidential candidate]. Rather than taxing and fighting the rich and using that as her only focus, she should be focusing on opening up opportunities for the people that are in the same position she was once in,” said Honeycutt.

“There are so many minorities that are doing well in this country, and I feel like Elizabeth Warren should be using her platform to illustrate that end of it,” he added.

Warren was nearly an hour late to her scheduled outdoor rally, which took place outside a former textile mill in Lawrence, Mass. Her supporters waited for her to appear as temperatures hovered around 32 degrees.

The speech focused on her theory that Washington politics are "rigged" by millionaires and lobbyists and designed to take advantage of low-income people and on the notion that wealthy people aren't paying their fair share of taxes.

"We need to take power in Washington away from the wealthy and well-connected and put it back in the hands of the people where it belongs," said Warren.

She said the federal government needed to "start asking the people who gained the most from our country to pay their fair share" and called for "an ultra-millionaires tax to make sure millionaires start doing their part for the country that made them rich."

Fox News

Published  1 week ago

The House of Representatives on Thursday night approved the border security package to avert another government shutdown that was passed overwhelmingly by the Senate earlier in the day -- even as another legal showdown looms over the White House's plan to declare a national emergency to secure more wall funding.

Chicks On The Right — Young Conservatives

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Socialism Just Killed 25,000 Jobs In New York City, WATCH:

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and other lawmakers just proved what a harmful philosophy socialism, radical progressivism and hating the rich can do to a community.

Ocasio-Cortez and others like Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) had spoken out against a planned Amazon headquarters in New York, in Long Island City.

And ultimately Amazon decided to pull out, figuring it wasn’t worth the hassle.

“While polls show that 70% of New Yorkers support our plans and investment, a number of state and local politicians have made it clear that they oppose our presence and will not work with us to build the type of relationships that are required to go forward with the project we and many others envisioned in Long Island City.”

The company added that it is “disappointed to have reached this conclusion.”

The deal had been lauded as a major economic boost by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and others.

Ocasio-Cortez and Warren celebrated.

“Anything is possible: today was the day a group of dedicated, everyday New Yorkers & their neighbors defeated Amazon’s corporate greed, its worker exploitation, and the power of the richest man in the world,” she tweeted.

Democratic 2020 hopeful Elizabeth Warren also celebrated the decision, tweeting: “.@Amazon – one of the wealthiest companies on the planet – just walked away from billions in taxpayer bribes, all because some elected officials in New York aren’t sucking up to them enough. How long will we allow giant corporations to hold our democracy hostage?”

So what does that mean?

It means that Ocasio-Cortez just killed create 25,000 jobs for New Yorkers including many for her constituents and over $27.5 billion in tax revenue in 25 years for New York because she doesn’t like corporations.

Here’s her response:

She actually doesn’t seem to understand that a tax break is not the same as fungible money that can then be applied elsewhere. There isn’t money to apply elsewhere.

Sean Hannity

Published  1 week ago

Prominent Democrats -including Elizabeth Warren and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez- hailed Amazon’s decision to abandon its New York City headquarters Thursday; bizarrely calling the move to cancel 25,000 new jobs a win for “everyday New Yorkers.”

“Anything is possible: today was the day a group of dedicated, everyday New Yorkers & their neighbors defeated Amazon’s corporate greed, its worker exploitation, and the power of the richest man in the world,” tweeted Cortez.

Anything is possible: today was the day a group of dedicated, everyday New Yorkers & their neighbors defeated Amazon’s corporate greed, its worker exploitation, and the power of the richest man in the world. https://t.co/nyvm5vtH9k

— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) February 14, 2019

“One of the wealthiest companies on the planet – just walked away from billions in taxpayer bribes, all because some elected officials in New York aren’t sucking up to them enough. How long will we allow giant corporations to hold our democracy hostage?” added Warren.

.@Amazon – one of the wealthiest companies on the planet – just walked away from billions in taxpayer bribes, all because some elected officials in New York aren't sucking up to them enough. How long will we allow giant corporations to hold our democracy hostage? https://t.co/O9pz7en43B

— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) February 14, 2019

Read the full story at Fox News.

TheHill

Published  1 week ago

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass), a 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful, on Sunday said that Trump administration officials have a constitutional duty to invoke the 25th amendment if they believe the president cannot fulfill his job, saying their loyalty should be to "the Constitution" and not to the president.

“My point here is that if they believe that Donald Trump cannot fulfill the obligations of his office, then they have a constitutional responsibility to invoke the 25th amendment,” Warren said during a news conference after a rally in Las Vegas, according to The Nevada Independent.

“Their loyalty under law is not to him personally. It is to the Constitution of the United States and to the people of United States.”

The comments from Warren came days after CBS aired a segment of an interview with former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe in which he said top Justice Department officials discussed launching an effort to invoke the 25th Amendment to force Trump out of office following former FBI Director James Comey's firing in May 2017.

A spokesperson for McCabe walked back the remarks last week, saying that the former FBI official did not "participate in any extended discussions about the use of the 25th Amendment, nor is he aware of any such discussions."

The Justice Department also issued a statement reiterating Rosenstein's denial of his offer to wear a wire, which Rosenstein called "inaccurate and factually incorrect."

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Sunday vowed to "get to the bottom" of the alleged DOJ discussions about the 25th amendment.

"It's stunning to me that one of the chief law enforcement officers of the land, the acting head of the FBI, would go on national television and say 'Oh by the way, I remember a conversation with the deputy attorney general about trying to find if we could replace the president under the 25th amendment,' " Graham said on CBS's "Face The Nation."

"We're a democracy. People enforce the law. They can't take it into their own hands. And was this an attempted bureaucratic coup?"

Warren, a frequent Trump critic, said in a speech in Iowa last week that "by the time we get to 2020, Donald Trump may not even be president."

Trump has repeatedly derided Warren during his time in office, often referring to her as "Pocahontas" while taking aim at her claims of Native American heritage.

Conservative Tribune

Published  1 week ago

Imagine you’re Joe Biden. You’re sitting there at night, eating a Swanson’s frozen dinner and drinking a Tab, aimlessly circling episodes of “Family Feud” in the TV guide. You casually reach for “the clicker,” start flipping through the channels, and you land on CNN. You’re saddened to learn that Larry King isn’t on anymore, and you’re about to switch over to reruns of “Maude,” but then you hear something you can’t quite believe.

Cory Booker, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren are all running for President.

“Man, that job was supposed to be mine,” you mutter. “But they told me it was Hillary’s turn. Now these crackpot hacks are going after it? Well…. NOT ON JOE BIDEN’S WATCH!”

You have name recognition, old allies, a magnificent toothy grin, internal party popularity, and you’re absolutely crushing all these far-left loons in the early polling. There’s only one thing you can do. It’ time to run for President…. almost.

As the Hill reports, Biden’s all but in.

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“It’s pretty clear he’s jumping in,” said one source with direct knowledge of the would-be campaign’s moves, adding that Biden is “95 percent there.”

In recent days, Biden has sought to build support from grass-roots activists and is specifically asking donors for their help in the lead-up to an announcement, according to sources. In phone conversations, Biden has been making the case for why he’d be the best candidate in what is already a crowded field.

“Here are the facts: He’s coming off a great midterm,” said Robert Wolf, the Democratic mega-donor who confirmed he spoke to Biden on a 25-minute call on Wednesday.

“He has been the most popular surrogate during the midterms and one of the only surrogates that can play in all 50 states, and that has given him a lot of confidence that he can do well in a national election,” Wolf said.

“He can campaign everywhere and that’s certainly what many people would say is an incredible strength for him.”

As I’ve argued in the past, Joe Biden is currently the only Democrat who poses any sort of legitimate 2020 threat to the President. He’s easy to dismiss, but he’s someone that the GOP should be worried about. I’m not saying he’ll win, but he’s the one guy who can mount anything approaching dangerous campaign.

Conservatives may laugh at “Crazy Uncle Joe,” but the broader voting public views him favorably. He knows how to talk to the very same blue-collar voters who broke for Trump, and he has the air (if not the reality) of being a centrist at a time when people are sick of extremes. He can also, probably, find Wisconsin and Pennsylvania on a map, which is a bonus.

Yes, he has exploitable negatives, but so did Trump. Any limited baggage that Biden brings to the table pales in comparison to the steamer trunks our current President was hauling around. If Trump could overcome his less-dignified side, so can Biden.

Should the former VP pick a hard-left running mate, he could unite his fractured party and emerge as a genuine contender.

Don’t underestimate him.

The views expressed in this opinion article are those of their author and are not necessarily either shared or endorsed by the owners of this website.

I Love My Freedom

Published  1 week ago

So, is Kamala doing well in her fundraising, or NOT? If you believe the leftist news media, then you would probably think she's the best fundraising machine since Beto O'Rourke. As reported by Politico: Kamala Harris’ presidential campaign

Dan Bongino

Published  1 week ago

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) will allow a vote on Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-NY) radical Green New Deal.

Yesterday, McConnell told reporters, “I’ve noted with great interest the Green New Deal. And we’re going to be voting on that in the Senate. We’ll give everybody an opportunity to go on record and see how they feel about the Green New Deal.”

The Green New Deal proposal has come under fire by many on the right for its unrealistic and radical agenda and embarrassing “frequently asked questions” (FAQ) paper.

The FAQ document–which has since been scrubbed from Ocasio-Cortez’s website–promised to make air travel “unnecessary,” guaranteed a job for every person in America, and “economic security” for those “unwilling” to work.

The FAQ document also tackled the dire issue of “farting cows.” It states, “We set a goal to get to net-zero, rather than zero emissions, in 10 years because we aren’t sure that we’ll be able to fully get rid of farting cows and airplanes that fast.”

Even House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) seemed dismissive of the plan, telling Politico last week, “It will be one of several or maybe many suggestions that we receive. The green dream, or whatever they call it, nobody knows what it is, but they’re for it, right?”

Fox News points out that the Senate vote will have implications for Democrats running in the 2020 presidential race:

“But McConnell’s move to bring the plan to a vote on the Senate floor will be a key test for Democratic presidential candidates such as Sens. Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, Elizabeth Warren, Kirsten Gillibrand, who are running on the progressive platform in 2020.

While backing of the far-left proposal will ultimately improve their liberal bona fides and their support from the Democratic base, the support of the plan will undoubtedly be the target of attacks during the general election.”

Fox News

Published  1 week ago

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is taking a victory lap after delivering the goods in her fight against Amazon.

The star freshman Democrat – along with other lawmakers – had strongly criticized the planned opening of Amazon’s second headquarters in New York.

So, after Jeff Bezos’ tech giant announced Thursday it was pulling the plug on its proposed Long Island City location, the Bronx native had something to celebrate.

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“Anything is possible: today was the day a group of dedicated, everyday New Yorkers & their neighbors defeated Amazon’s corporate greed, its worker exploitation, and the power of the richest man in the world,” she tweeted.

Democratic 2020 hopeful Elizabeth Warren also celebrated the decision, tweeting: ".@Amazon – one of the wealthiest companies on the planet – just walked away from billions in taxpayer bribes, all because some elected officials in New York aren't sucking up to them enough. How long will we allow giant corporations to hold our democracy hostage?"

Other New Yorkers were not so pleased.

"Absolutely disgraceful that @amazon is driven from New York by left wing progressive politicians. Terrible loss of jobs for New York workers and New York economy," Rep. Pete King, R-N.Y., tweeted.

It came after Amazon said in a statement that pushback from New York lawmakers was a key factor in the decision to cancel its plans.

"After much thought and deliberation, we’ve decided not to move forward with our plans to build a headquarters for Amazon in Long Island City, Queens," the statement read.

"For Amazon, the commitment to build a new headquarters requires positive, collaborative relationships with state and local elected officials who will be supportive over the long-term.

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“While polls show that 70% of New Yorkers support our plans and investment, a number of state and local politicians have made it clear that they oppose our presence and will not work with us to build the type of relationships that are required to go forward with the project we and many others envisioned in Long Island City.”

The company added that it is "disappointed to have reached this conclusion."

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Earlier this month, Ocasio-Cortez trashed the plan – which had promised to create 25,000 jobs and over $27.5 billion in tax revenue in 25 years – and called on "everyday people" can "effectively organize against creeping overreach of one of the world’s biggest corporations."

Fox News

Published  1 week ago

Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer on Thursday ripped into Republicans for planning to force a vote on the Green New Deal, calling the plan a "stunt," a "cheap, cynical ploy" and "a game of political gotcha."

“The Republican leader announced he's going to bring up a resolution he intends to vote against,” Schumer said on the Senate floor. “Now that is what the American people hate about Congress -- the pointless partisan games.”

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Schumer is the latest Democrat to criticize Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for calling a vote on the plan that many in the party have already rallied behind. Still, Schumer, joined by colleagues on the Senate floor, said: "Bring it on." He said Democrats "believe that we need to do something about climate change" and added: "Do Republicans?"

Earlier this week, McConnell said Tuesday that the Senate will vote on the Green New Deal – endorsed by nearly all top 2020 Democratic presidential candidates – in an effort to force Democrats to officially go on the record for the radical proposal.

“I’ve noted with great interest the Green New Deal,” McConnell told reporters. “And we’re going to be voting on that in the Senate. We’ll give everybody an opportunity to go on record and see how they feel about the Green New Deal.”

The proposal, put forward by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., aims to transform the country's economy in a bid to combat climate change. It recently came under scrutiny after revelations that a related FAQ document included passages promising a job to “all people of the United States” – including those “unwilling to work” – and suggesting air travel could be made obsolete.

“We set a goal to get to net-zero, rather than zero emissions, in 10 years because we aren’t sure that we’ll be able to fully get rid of farting cows and airplanes that fast,” the now-deleted document also read.

But McConnell’s move to bring the plan to a vote on the Senate floor will be a key test for Democratic presidential candidates such as Sens. Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, Elizabeth Warren, Kirsten Gillibrand, who are running on the progressive platform in 2020.

While backing of the far-left proposal will ultimately improve their liberal bona fides and their support from the Democratic base, the support of the plan will undoubtedly be the target of attacks during the general election.

President Trump has already begun attacking the Green New Deal, claiming it would “shut down American energy” and describing it as “a high school term paper that got a low mark” during a rally Monday in El Paso, Texas.

Corbin Trent, a spokesman for Ocasio-Cortez, said that McConnell’s plan to bring the plan to the vote will only show “just how out of touch Republican politicians are with the American people.”

Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass, a co-sponsor of the plan, also decried McConnell’s move.

“Don’t let Mitch McConnell fool you: this is nothing but an attempt to sabotage the movement we are building. He wants to silence your voice so Republicans don’t have to explain why they are climate change deniers. McConnell wants this to be the end, this is just the beginning,” Markey said.

Fox News’ Chad Pergram and Lukas Mikelionis and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

NewsBusters

Published  1 week ago

Addressing the new “compromise” pertaining to border security, CNN Tonight host Don Lemon reiterated a tired old talking point attempting to smear the wall as racist; arguing that the purpose of the

quodverum

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Recent events indicate that President Donald J. Trump’s praetorian guard have been at work. As Rex explains, patriots should be grateful. And the enemies of the Republic, terrified.

Fox News

Published  1 week ago

Democratic Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, who launched her presidential bid at a snow-covered address in Minneapolis on Sunday, told Fox News' "Special Report with Bret Baier" on Tuesday that the "Green New Deal" proposal is merely "aspirational" and that she would likely oppose specific elements of the plan if they came up for a vote.

Morning Consult

Published  1 week ago

Drop in support comes as top Democrats hash out details of government-sponsored health care proposals.

The elimination of private insurance causes half of ‘Medicare for all’ supporters to rethink their position.

While top Democrats prepare to release health reform bills offering different iterations of single-payer systems and public insurance options and as Democratic presidential hopefuls begin building their health care platforms, “Medicare for all,” a long-cherished dream of progressive lawmakers and advocates, has come under increased fire from opponents who warn voters that they are at risk of losing their private insurance.

The laser focus on expanding the government’s role in health care has coincided with a double-digit slide in net support for “Medicare for all” among voters from January to February, according to new data from a Morning Consult/Politico poll.

Although “Medicare for all” enjoyed net support of 27 percentage points (calculated by subtracting the share of opponents from the share of supporters) among registered voters at the onset of 2019, that share dropped 15 points in the Feb. 7-10 survey, to 12 points.

The poll, which surveyed 1,991 voters and has a margin of error of 2 percentage points, found opposition to a system in which all Americans get their health insurance from the government grew among voters of both political parties, with net support sinking 11 points among Democrats and 21 points among Republicans.

The last few weeks have found 2020 Democratic candidates and hopefuls — many of whom have historically backed different variations of a universal health care system — fielding demands for clarity on exactly what the pursuit of universal coverage entails.

After Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), one of the top Democratic presidential contenders, embraced the possibility of enacting a “Medicare for all” health system that would completely eliminate the private insurance market, “Medicare for all” rapidly crystallized as the first major policy test for Democrats eyeing the nomination.

“Medicare for all” has enjoyed majority support since November, thanks to the widespread, bipartisan popularity of the Medicare program. A Morning Consult survey in July 2018 found 62 percent of adults more likely to vote for a candidate who backed establishing a government-run health system for all Americans.

But with the latest poll showing that 50 percent of voters support “Medicare for all” — now shy of a majority — Democrats are likely to find that turning “Medicare for all” from pipe dream to policy will be an uphill climb.

Under a single-payer system true to the textbook definition, the federal government acts as that single payer, ultimately shuttering the private insurance market with the exception of non-duplicative private insurance. While different Democratic proposals offer varying timelines for the eventual elimination of employer-sponsored health plans, both Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-Vt.) “Medicare for all” bill and the legislation to be introduced by Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) and the Progressive Caucus this week do eventually phase out duplicative insurance plans offered to Americans at work, while guaranteeing coverage for all Americans.

But the possibility of losing private insurance cuts support for “Medicare for all” in half. In the latest survey, when “Medicare for all” supporters were subsequently asked whether they would still back a government health system that eliminated the private insurance market, about 1 in 2 respondents (49 percent) reaffirmed their position, but just over one-fifth — or 22 percent — withdrew their support outright. Another 29 percent said they no longer knew or had no opinion.

Though more Republican voters overall opposed “Medicare for all,” 42 percent of GOP supporters of this system would still back a system that cuts out private insurers, along with 54 percent of Democrats and 46 percent of independents.

Sens. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), both supporters of Sanders’ “Medicare for all” bill, have stopped short of calling for the immediate elimination of private insurance. Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), who is weighing a bid for president, called pushing for a system that would pull the plug on employer-sponsored coverage “a bad opening offer.”

Instead, Bennet — alongside Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) — is proposing a public health insurance option, in which a federally run health plan would compete with, rather than replace, private insurers. Their “Medicare X” plan does not require a tax increase nor guarantee coverage for all Americans, but public plan enrollees would continue paying premiums.

Unlike the “Medicare for all” system, the popularity of the public health insurance option transcends party lines. About three-fourths of all voters (76 percent) support a system offering them the choice to purchase coverage either from the government or the private market.

Historically, public option proposals win broad appeal because they fulfill the promise long sought after by opponents of single-payer systems and the Affordable Care Act: If you like your plan, you can keep it.

Sens. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) and Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) and Reps. Brian Higgins (D-N.Y.) and Joe Courtney (D-Conn.) plan to announce a bill today giving adults between the ages of 50 and 64 the option to buy into Medicare.

Fox News

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's now infamous talking points on the Green New Deal are the most unintentionally honest explanation of the neo-socialism now gripping the Democratic Party. Too honest, apparently. After her office sent the "FAQ" to NPR, The Washington Post and other news organizations, and posted a similar version on her congressional website, they were met with withering criticism -- prompting Ocasio-Cortez to furiously backtrack, seeking to disown and discredit documents her office had produced, posted and distributed. Sorry, you don't get to do that. Ocasio-Cortez told us what is really behind her Green New Deal. Now she, and the Democrats who endorsed her plan, have to live with it.

Ocasio-Cortez has been pilloried for her plan to "get rid of farting cows and airplanes," upgrade or replace "every building in America," replace "every combustible-engine vehicle" and provide "economic security" for people "unwilling to work" -- and rightly so. The old five-year plans of the former Soviet Union are modest, by comparison, in their pursuit of full socialism.

Yet the big untold story is her admission that all of this cannot be paid for simply by taxing the rich. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., is campaigning for president on a wealth tax, while Ocasio-Cortez has proposed 70 percent marginal tax rates on wealthy Americans. The message is clear: We'll soak the millionaires and billionaires and mega-rich corporations so we can give you free stuff.

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But her talking points (even the watered-down version that was posted on her website) admit that won't come close to covering the full costs of her Green New Deal. "The level of investment required is massive," the talking points declare. "Even if every billionaire and company came together and were willing to pour all the resources at their disposal into this investment, the aggregate value of the investments they could make would not be sufficient." Her document says that funding the Green New Deal requires World War II levels of government spending of between 40 and 50 percent of gross domestic product.

Today, federal spending amounts to 21 percent of GDP, or $4.4 trillion annually. Increasing it to between 40 and 50 percent of GDP would require doubling government expenditures to between $84 and $105 trillion over 10 years (and that's without factoring in rising GDP). But Warren's wealth tax would raise just $2.75 trillion over 10 years. And according to the nonpartisan Tax Foundation, Ocasio-Cortez's 70 percent marginal rate might raise at best $189 billion over 10 years, and could actually cost the federal government $63.5 billion in lost revenue by stifling economic growth and encouraging capital flight.

Taxing the rich won't come close to covering the costs of the Green New Deal, which includes a bunch of socialist policies that have nothing to do with climate change. Manhattan Institute budget expert Brian Riedl has calculated the 10-year costs using liberal and nonpartisan sources. The results are stunning: $32 trillion for a single-payer health care plan; $6.8 trillion for a government jobs guarantee; $2 trillion for education, medical leave, job training and retirement security; and between $5 trillion and $40 trillion to fund universal basic income to support those who are "unwilling" to work. (The final price depends on how "universal" it is.) Grand total? Between $46 and $81 trillion.

The only way to raise the revenue for even the low end of that estimate, he calculates, would require establishing a European-style value-added tax of 87 percent on everything we buy, or a new 37 percent payroll tax for every American (on top of the current 15.3 percent payroll tax and all existing federal, state and local taxes.)

And that covers the price tag only before we even get to the energy and environmental policies in the Green New Deal. It is virtually impossible to accurately calculate the cost of replacing every vehicle that uses a combustion engine; bringing high-speed rail to every corner of America; upgrading or replacing every building in America; and replacing all fossil fuel energy with alternative energy sources. We're talking hundreds of trillions of dollars. It would be virtually impossible to pay for it. And Americans don't want to anyway. A recent Kaiser Family Foundation poll found that 56 percent say they support Medicare-for-all, but when they learn it requires more taxes, 60 percent oppose it.

With her FAQ, Ocasio-Cortez has inadvertently exposed the neo-socialist lie that you can get something for nothing. The Democratic Party's embrace of that lie is going to get President Trump re-elected

Marc Thiessen is a columnist at The Washington Post, a Fox News contributor and a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. Thiessen served as chief speechwriter to President George W. Bush and to Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.

Washington Examiner

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The Senate voted Tuesday to advance the nomination of William Barr, President Trump’s pick to serve as attorney general, to a final vote.

Barr’s confirmation cleared a procedural hurdle along mostly party lines, in a 55-44 vote. The vote followed a contentious Judiciary Committee hearing last week in which Democrats questioned Barr’s ability to fairly oversee special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into the Trump campaign’s alleged collusion with Russians.

Barr won the overwhelming support of Republican senators, who praised his long career as a lawyer and former attorney general for President George H.W. Bush.

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., called Barr “a tried and true public servant and a proven professional” who is committed to upholding the rule of law.

Despite initial support from senior Democratic lawmakers, Barr ended up passing with few Democratic votes.

Democrats said they were alarmed by a 20-page memo Barr authored in June questioning the legitimacy of the Mueller probe and making the case that Mueller should not demand Trump “submit to interrogation about alleged obstruction.”

Barr told Judiciary Committee lawmakers during his confirmation hearing his memo aimed to narrowly address the obstruction question and that he believes Mueller should be able to complete his investigation into alleged collusion.

Democrats said they were not convinced by Barr’s testimony and believe he's a Trump loyalist appointed to protect the president from Mueller.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., who is running for president, said Tuesday Barr has already taken extraordinary steps to undermine the Mueller probe by authoring the memo.

“Man, that is quite the cover letter for a job application, when the job is overseeing the very investigation you don’t think should exist in the first place,” Warren said.

Warren also criticized Barr’s views on women’s reproductive rights and immigration.

She said Barr would “continue to take our government further and further in favor of the powerful few over everyone else.”

Democrats backing bar were Sens. Doug Jones of Alabama, Joe Manchin of West Virginia, and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona.

“Today I will vote to confirm William Barr to be the next attorney general because he is well-qualified, and I am confident that he will faithfully execute the duties of the chief law enforcement officer of the United States of America,” Manchin said.

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. voted against Barr because of Barr’s support for warrantless surveillance.

Breitbart

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Since Democrats took control of the U.S. House of Representatives for the first time in nearly a decade, the Democrats have been riding high.

Fox News

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Labor Unions are voicing skepticism that the "Green New Deal" proposed by Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is workable in practice, signaling that the progressive proposal may be in for even more turbulence following a rocky rollout last week.

Fox News

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Arkansas Republican Sen. Tom Cotton unloaded on Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal and said the media were “complicit” in burying the most radical parts of the deal.

Cotton, a staunch Republican, appeared on The Hugh Hewitt Show on Tuesday and discussed the widely ridiculed Green New Deal that aims to implement sweeping changes across the nation.

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But what particularly caught Cotton’s eye was how the media became complicit in hiding the now-infamous FAQ document circulated by the Ocasio-Cortez office, which included lines such as promising a job to “all people of the United States” – including those “unwilling to work” – and making air travel industry obsolete.

“I understand the Democrats that proposed this immediately tried to retract that white paper that went along with their resolution,” Cotton added. “And too many people in the media have been complicit in the Stalin-like or 1984 technique of disappearing it, sending it down the memory hole.”

“And too many people in the media have been complicit in the Stalin-like or 1984 technique of disappearing it, sending it down the memory hole.”

— Arkansas Republican Sen. Tom Cotton

Hewitt asked whether the Democrats who immediately jumped to endorse the radical package have actually read what’s inside it.

“Sure. I mean, Hugh, it’s pretty remarkable that when these Democrats put out the Green New Deal last week that you had many Democrats running for president leap onto a proposal that was going to confiscate every privately owned vehicle in America within a decade and ban air travel so we could all drive or ride around on high-speed light rail, supposedly powered by unicorn tears, yes,” Cotton said.

KLOBUCHAR DOWNPLAYS GREEN NEW DEAL AS 'ASPIRATIONAL,' ADDRESSES BINDER-TOSSING REPORT

Multiple Democratic 2020 candidates such as Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, Kamala Harris, and Kirsten Gillibrand have endorsed the deal.

Cotton finished the interview the segment saying the Green New Deal, in essence, is what Democrats believe in and want for the U.S.

“But this is where their heart lies,” he said. “They believe that Americans driving around in trucks on farms, or commuting from the suburbs where they can have a decent home into the city to work are a fundamental threat to the world, and they have to have the power and the control of those Americans’ lives to implement their radical vision for humanity.”

Breitbart

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The Democrat Party is now defined my Ilhan Omar, Ralph Northam, Rashida Tlaib, Joy Reid, Dianne Feinstein and Louis Farrakhan.

The Gateway Pundit

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Bobby “Beto” O’Rourke led a march for open borders in El Paso. President Trump spoke to around 10,000 supporters Monday in El Paso, Texas. President Trump told the arena tonight that 69,000 people signed up for the rally tonight. Beto “Bobby” O’Rourke held a counter protest Monday in El Paso for open borders. Of course, […]

The Gateway Pundit

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In early February Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel filed a grievance against Elizabeth Warren with the State Bar of Texas.

In the letter, Chairwoman McDaniel requests disciplinary action be taken against Warren for lying and failing to correct a misrepresentation she made on her Texas Bar registration card where she identified as “American Indian.”

Elizabeth Warren is not a Native American, and therefore had no right to claim minority status.

On Tuesday the Washington Post released Elizabeth Warren’s registration card for the State Bar of Texas, revealing Warren identified as an “American Indian.”

Elizabeth Warren made up elaborate stories over the years to bolster her claims that she is Native American.

The Massachusetts Senator even claimed her parents had to elope because her father’s parents were racist and didn’t approve of their son’s Cherokee girlfriend — she shamelessly claimed her Pawpaw’s high cheekbones were proof she is of Native American descent.

In 1996 the Harvard Crimson identified Elizabeth Warren as a woman of color and Native American.

In 1998 Harvard bragged Elizabeth Warren, “who is Native American”, was their only minority tenured woman on staff.

Elizabeth Warren took what could have been given to a REAL Native American — she’s a white woman who stole from minorities and now she’s claiming she will fight for ‘people of color.’

If we had a real media, Elizabeth Warren would have resigned in disgrace years ago for her lies.

On Wednesday Elizabeth Warren had the nerve to show her face at Native American Conference.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is presented with a shawl of thanks from Native American women. (Huffington Post)

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) made a surprise appearance at a Native American conference on Tuesday.

Warren spoke at the National Indian Women’s “Supporting Each Other” lunch, where she introduced Cheryl Andrews-Maltais, the chairwoman of the Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts. The event took place during an annual meeting of the National Conference of American Indians.

Warren received a standing ovation from tribal leaders and other Native attendees as she approached the stage. She called on Congress to take more action on Native issues, including “the alarming number of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls,” suicide rates among Native people, housing, health care and addiction.

But most of her remarks were spent praising Native women, saying she was there to lift up Native voices. She specifically mentioned Reps. Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) and Sharice Davids (D-Kansas) ― the first two Native women elected to Congress ― and Andrews-Maltais, who was given an award.

chicagotribune.com

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi insisted that freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar apologize for tweets saying that members of Congress are being paid to support Israel.

Sean Hannity

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Liberal superstar Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez “retracted erroneous information” surrounding her Green New Deal this week; with key staffers saying “mistakes happen” after posting an “unfinished fact sheet” regarding the proposal.

“An early draft of a FAQ that was clearly unfinished and that doesn’t represent the GND resolution got published to the website by mistake,” said Saikat Chakrabarti, Ocasio-Cortez’s chief of staff.

“Mistakes happen when doing time launches like this coordinating multiple groups and collaborators,” added the key staffer.

Mistakes happen when doing time launches like this coordinating multiple groups and collaborators. It's hard to have both a transparent and open process with many stakeholders while keeping all info locked down. But what’s in the resolution is the GND.

— Saikat Chakrabarti (@saikatc) February 9, 2019

Despite the “mistake,” the Green New Deal has already been endorsed by key Democrats and liberal lawmakers; including Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, Kirsten Gillibrand, Bernie Sanders, and others.

Read the full report at the Washington Post.

Washington Examiner

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday he’ll soon bring up Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s “Green New Deal” resolution, a move designed to put Democrats on the spot on the controversial measure.

“I’ve noted with great interest the Green New Deal and we are going to be voting on that in the Senate,” the Kentucky Republican said Tuesday after meeting privately with senators. “We’ll give everyone an opportunity to go on record and see how they feel about the Green New Deal.”

Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., along with Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., introduced the resolution last week, and it currently has 67 co-sponsors, all Democrats, in the House.

There are no immediate plans to bring it up for a House vote. Instead, Democrats are waiting to see how many people sign on as co-sponsors, said House Rules Committee Chairman Jim McGovern, D-Mass.

The measure has attracted considerable criticism from Republicans. It calls for a 10-year plan to drastically cut carbon emissions and to replace fossil fuel with renewable energy sources such as wind and solar in the coming decades. The resolution was accompanied by a fact sheet produced by Ocasio-Cortez’s staff and posted on her congressional website that called for eliminating the need for air travel, retrofitting every house and building to green energy standards, and reforming the nation’s agricultural practices to eliminate cows.

Ocasio-Cortez has since scrubbed the fact sheet from her website and said it was mistakenly posted there.

Senate Republicans said holding a vote on the resolution in the Senate would force lawmakers to go on record as to whether they back the plan. Leaders did not say when the vote will be scheduled.

“It's an opportunity for members on both sides to weigh in on that,” Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., said. “Most of us in our conference believe a lot of the ideas contained in the 'Green New Deal' are going to be disastrous for our economy and for the American people.”

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said Republicans should consider their own version of the deal.

"The first question Republicans should answer is what is their answer on climate change, what are they going to put forward," he told reporters Tuesday.

Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin, D-Ill., didn't elaborate on how much support there was for the resolution within his caucus.

"I haven't heard any discussion about it," he said. "I'm just reading it for the first time. It's pretty long."

Several 2020 presidential contenders from the Senate, however, have voiced their support for the framework, including Sens. Cory Booker of New Jersey, Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Kamala Harris of California, Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts.

Naomi Lim contributed to this report.

LifeZette

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Don't we want American patriots who care about our safety?

Fox News

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Republicans have found their platform for 2020, and they have Democrats to thank. After a month in which a partial government shutdown battered President Trump’s approval ratings, a string of self-inflicted wounds by Democrats has abruptly shifted the political landscape, resuscitating discouraged Republicans and also setting the debate for 2020.

Fox News

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Hours after Massachusetts Democrat Sen. Elizabeth Warren kicked off her 2020 campaign, President Trump tweeted he would see her on the “trail,” twisting the knife deeper into a potent political wound.

Trump is relishing a match-up with Warren because he views her as damaged beyond repair. On that point, he might have found a rare piece of common ground with his liberal opposition. In the aftermath of the recent scandal around Warren, a column in her hometown Boston Globe – which has always treated the Cambridge Democrat with kid gloves – declared: “With latest revelation, Elizabeth Warren can’t beat Donald Trump.”

The president is partly responsible for Warren’s campaign being on life support. By using his bully pulpit to introduce a mass audience to the Native American controversy that has followed Warren since 2012, Trump goaded Warren into releasing the results of her DNA test last fall.

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But at its core, much like Hillary Clinton’s email server, the fiasco is a problem of Warren’s own making. It’s a result of her being deceitful about questions about honesty and integrity. It’s never really been about ancestry – it’s always been about character.

From high cheekbones to family lore, Warren has trotted out a range of excuses to explain her decision to self-identify as a minority. But she has never addressed why her ethnicity changed – or whether it benefitted her professional career.

Last week’s bombshell revelation came from the Washington Post, which found conclusive evidence that Warren had called herself an American Indian. The smoking gun came in Warren’s own handwriting on her application to join the Texas bar in the 1980s.

The revelation shed more light on Warren’s bizarre decision last week to proactively apologize to a leader of the Cherokee Nation. Her best efforts to get ahead of bad news did no good.

From high cheekbones to family lore, Warren has trotted out a range of excuses to explain her decision to self-identify as a minority. But she has never addressed why her ethnicity changed – or whether it benefitted her professional career.

Warren was soon back in all-out apology mode. Give her credit for one thing: Warren may be lagging in the polls, but she’s the undisputed leader of the Democratic apology tour. Ironically, during her first campaign for public office in 2012, Warren was demanding apologies from her opponent, then-Sen. Scott Brown (on whose campaign I served as communications director) when he raised similar questions. Now, the issue is the same, but the apologies are coming from the other side.

Warren’s presidential exploratory committee endured a rocky first month. The rollout of her only significant policy proposal, a wealth tax, didn’t go off without a glitch. First, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, hardly a right-wing demagogue, dismissed the scheme as “probably unconstitutional.” Then phenom freshman Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY, stole headlines with her own 70 percent tax proposal.

Since her New Year’s Eve announcement, at least seven viable contenders – including four fellow Democratic senators – have joined the field with dozens more potential heavyweights not far behind. One of her colleagues, Senator Kamala Harris, D-Calif, has eclipsed Warren not just in media coverage but also fundraising dollars. Harris raised $1.5 million dollars in her first 24 hours as a candidate, a haul nearly four times larger than Warren’s $299,000.

Which brings us back to the other fundamental problem of Warren’s candidacy. Hardly 24 hours after announcing, Warren’s news cycle was hijacked by another liberal Democratic senator, Minnesota’s Amy Klobuchar. By Monday, as a fresh news week begins, the political world has already moved on, and Warren feels a lot like yesterday’s news. Meanwhile, there are still dozens of other Democratic luminaries – including former vice president Joe Biden and last time’s runner-up, Bernie Sanders – moving closer to campaigns of their own.

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Even if Warren could do what Hillary Clinton couldn’t and put her character questions to rest, the damage is done. That bell can’t be unrung. Unlike 2016, liberal voters drawn to Warren’s message have other options to choose from. If you think Warren’s attacks on free enterprise or her wealth distribution schemes are what this country needs, there’s a host of other candidates to choose from without Warren’s scar tissue.

In a press conference with reporters before her announcement, Warren was asked if she was considering dropping out. She avoided the question, but the political consequences of her past decisions have caught up to her and won’t be ignored – by the media, her opponents or voters.

Colin Reed is a former campaign manager for Scott Brown and is a Republican strategist and managing director at Definers Public Affairs, a Washington, D.C. communications firm.

Fox News

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President Trump poked fun at Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Sunday for vowing to tackle climate change as she kicked off her 2020 presidential campaign in a snowy, freezing Minneapolis park.

Fox News

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A top adviser to New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has admitted that an official "Green New Deal" document posted by Ocasio-Cortez's office contained a guarantee of economic security even for those "unwilling to work" -- but not before he went viral in progressive circles for claiming the exact opposite, repeatedly, in an interview with Fox News' "Tucker Carlson Tonight."

TheHill

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Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) is facing scrutiny over her treatment of congressional staff and her workplace demeanor, just days ahead of her decision about whether she will run for president in 2020.

A number of former staffers who worked for Klobuchar spoke anonymously to BuzzFeed News, accusing the senator of often berating staff over small mistakes and creating a hostile work environment.

BuzzFeed interviewed eight former aides and reviewed dozens of emails.

A spokesperson for Klobuchar did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Hill.

BuzzFeed reported that Klobuchar often yelled, threw papers and flung objects and aides were regularly left in tears, citing four former staffers.

One staffer was hit with a binder, though Klobuchar did not mean to hit the person, somebody who saw the incident told the publication.

“I cried. I cried, like, all the time,” one former staffer told BuzzFeed.

Klobuchar will announce her decision about whether she will run for the Democratic presidential nomination on Sunday in Minneapolis.

She’s been considering a presidential run for months, but has signaled a likely bid amid news that she’ll be headlining a local Democratic banquet in Iowa on Feb. 21.

In emails reviewed by BuzzFeed, Klobuchar told staff their work was “the worst in ... years,” and “the worst in my life.”

In several emails, she reportedly criticized staffers, writing in all capital letters, after they made what they believed to be small mistakes or misunderstood her.

However, BuzzFeed also quoted staff who defended her.

Some previous aides spoke to BuzzFeed on the record to defend and praise Klobuchar as a boss.

Kali Cruz, who worked in Klobuchar’s office during her first Senate term, said that the Minnesota Democrat “cared deeply for me as her staffer,” adding that Klobuchar threw a baby shower for Cruz when she was pregnant.

A campaign spokesperson also defended Klobuchar.

"Senator Klobuchar loves her staff — they are the reason she has gotten to where she is today,” the campaign spokesperson for Klobuchar told BuzzFeed.

“She has many staff who have been with her for years — including her Chief of Staff and her State Director, who have worked for her for 5 and 7 years respectively, as well as her political advisor Justin Buoen, who has worked for her for 14 years — and many who have gone on to do amazing things, from working in the Obama Administration (over 20 of them) to running for office to even serving as the Agriculture Commissioner for Minnesota.”

The BuzzFeed story comes on the heels of a report from The Huffington Post that three potential candidates to lead her nascent presidential campaign declined the job, citing the mistreatment of staff.

If Klobuchar jumps into the race, she will be the fifth U.S. senator to run for president, joining Sens. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Kamala Harris (D-Calif.).

She’d be the second presidential candidate to hail from the Midwest, though Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) is still considering a bid and currently touring early primary states.

National Review

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Senator Elizabeth Warren apologized Wednesday for identifying herself as an “American Indian” on her application to the State Bar of Texas when confronted about the document by reporters on Capitol Hill.

Warren, who apologized earlier this month to the Cherokee Nation for publicizing the results of a DNA test in an attempt to corroborate her claims of Native American ancestry, explained that “family stories” informed her sense of her identity, but conceded that she failed to respect tribal sovereignty when claiming that identity in her professional life.

“This was about thirty years ago and I am not a tribal citizen. Tribes and only tribes determine citizenship. When I was growing up in Oklahoma, I learned about my family the same way most people do. My brothers and I learned from our moms and dads and brother and sisters, and those were our family stories.” Warren said. “There really is an important distinction of tribal citizenship. I am not a member of the tribe and I have apologized for not being more sensitive to that distinction.”

Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren apologizes for calling herself “American Indian”: “There really is an important distinction of tribal citizenship. I am not a member of the tribe and I have apologized for not being more sensitive to that distinction” https://t.co/fLDZs9Xfkw pic.twitter.com/6rS6vVq15S

— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) February 6, 2019

Warren also expressed regret for her history of leveraging her Native American identity for professional gain in a Tuesday interview with the Washington Post.

“I can’t go back,” Warren said. “But I am sorry for furthering confusion on tribal sovereignty and tribal citizenship and harm that resulted.”

The 2020 presidential hopeful had denied using her identity to advance professionally after it was revealed that her previous employers, including the University of Pennsylvania Law School, touted her Native American identity when announcing her hiring.

Sean Hannity

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2020 Democratic hopeful Elizabeth Warren escalated her war-of-words with the White House over the weekend; telling a packed crowd of supporters President Trump may be in prison by the time American voters head to the polls in November 2020.

Warren was speaking in Cedar Rapids, Iowa when she suggested the Commander-in-Chief “may not even be a free person” during the next presidential election.

Watch Elizabeth Warren Suggest Trump's Going to Prison: By 2020 'He May Not Even Be a Free Person' https://t.co/xYaG4CHZsM pic.twitter.com/7EldbMa3s2

— Tommy MMXIXtopher (@tommyxtopher) February 10, 2019

“Every day there’s a racist tweet, a hateful tweet, something really dark and ugly, and what are we as candidates, as activists, as the press, going to do about it?” asked Warren.

“Here’s what bothers me… By the time we get to 2020 Donald Trump may not even be the President. In fact, he may not even be a free person,” she added.

The Federalist

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Of course Democrats don’t want to vote on Green New Deal.  They prefer to incrementally, and deceitfully, pass it.

Grrr Graphics

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The New York Times, a declining and laughable rag filled with fake news, had the audacity to criticize the president for ‘racism’ because he criticized Elizabeth Warren for pretending to be a ‘native American.’ Warren lied

WSJ

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Two years after telling the network he had ‘more than circumstantial evidence’ he still hasn’t produced it.

Dan Bongino

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren suggested yesterday that President Trump may not be able to run for office in 2020 because he may already be in prison.

Speaking at a rally in Cedar Rapids, IA, the senator said, “Every day, there is a racist tweet, a hateful tweet, something really dark and ugly. And what are we as candidates, as activists, as the press, going to do about that? Are we going to chase after those every day? Are we going to let him use those to divide us?”

“You know here’s what bothers me,” she continued. “By the time we get to 2020, Donald Trump may not even be president. In fact, he may not even be a free person.”

She added, “Here’s how I see it. Donald Trump is not the only problem we’ve got. Yeah. Donald Trump is the symptom of a badly broken system.”

Warren has been embroiled in a scandal ever since she released the results of her DNA test which determined she was between 1/64 Native American and 1/1,024 Native American. At the time, Cherokee Nation said her test was “inappropriate and wrong” and “undermined” tribal interests.

Last week, after it was revealed that she had described herself as “American Indian” on her State Bar of Texas registration card, the senator indicated that even more documents from her past may include her “Native American” heritage claims.

When asked by reporters if other documents existed in which she labeled herself American Indian, Warren replied, “So, all I know is, during this time period, this is consistent with what I did because it was based on my understanding from my family’s stories ….”

“Look, this is who I grew up believing with my brothers,” Warren said. “This is our family’s story, and it’s all consistent from that point in time. But as I said, it’s important to note I’m not a tribal citizen and I should have been more mindful of the distinction.”

Breitbart

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President Donald Trump has mocked Democrats’ new radical policy, the “Green New Deal,” which calls for the elimination of fossil fuels in a decade, plus guaranteed income for all Americans “unwilling” to work.

The plan, introduced by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Thursday, quickly gained the endorsement and co-sponsorship of several major presidential candidates, as well as eleven Senators and 67 House representatives.

Republicans are thrilled at the prospect of their rivals embracing a policy that promises to wipe out massive portions of the American economy, and the president is no exception.

Trump tweeted on Saturday evening: “I think it is very important for the Democrats to press forward with their Green New Deal. It would be great for the so-called “Carbon Footprint” to permanently eliminate all Planes, Cars, Cows, Oil, Gas & the Military – even if no other country would do the same. Brilliant!”

I think it is very important for the Democrats to press forward with their Green New Deal. It would be great for the so-called “Carbon Footprint” to permanently eliminate all Planes, Cars, Cows, Oil, Gas & the Military – even if no other country would do the same. Brilliant!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 9, 2019

The latter point — that no other country would follow America’s example — is crucial, because developing nations like China are rapidly outpacing the U.S. as a source of carbon emissions. They have resisted efforts by developed countries to impose uniform restrictions on fossil fuel use, arguing that they deserve the opportunity to grow their economies and liberate their citizens from poverty, just as industrialized countries did in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Republicans have already begun attacking Democrats who have embraced the Green New Deal.

For example, CNBC reports that Brad Parscale, Trump’s 2020 presidential campaign manager, responded to Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) launching her campaign on Saturday with a statement noting her support for the Green New Deal: “The American people will reject her dishonest campaign and socialist ideas like the Green New Deal, that will raise taxes, kill jobs and crush America’s middle-class.”

Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News. He is a winner of the 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Alumni Fellowship. He is also the co-author of How Trump Won: The Inside Story of a Revolution, which is available from Regnery. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.

NewsBusters

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Megyn Kelly, she famously late of NBC, was fired not long ago from her NBC morning show. The New York Post’s “Page Six” headlined the Kelly story this way: “Megyn Kelly out at NBC After Defending

Breitbart

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Sunday at a campaign organizing event in Cedar Rapids, IA, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) suggested President Donald Trump could be in prison before the 2020 presidential election.

Warren said, “Here’s what bothers me, by the time we get to 2020, Donald Trump may not even be president.”

She added, “In fact, he may not even be a free person. But here’s how I see it: Donald Trump is not the only problem we’ve got. Donald Trump is the symptom of a badly broken system.”

Conservative Tribune

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Speaker Pelosi warned that if President Trump declares a national emergency it would set a precedent that a future Democratic president could use.

WayneDupree.com

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren is running for the Democratic Party’s 2020 nomination to be President Of the United States.

Warren stopped by Cedar Rapids, Iowa to attack Pres. Trump and dim some of the spotlights on her fraud situation coupled along with being tagged a liar for claiming she didn’t use the “American Indian” lie to get ahead.

Related: Warren Signals There COULD BE Other Documents Out There With Same Native American Claim

How do you shift the focus from your possible prison sentence to another topic? It’s called a projection. Warren purposely claimed to be an “American Indian” on her Texas State bar registration card, which is fraud. Warren thought since she was able to get applause by saying Trump might not be in the White House by 2020, she went even further to elude that he might end up in prison.

“Every day, there is a racist tweet, a hateful tweet, something really dark and ugly,”

“And what are we as candidates, as activists, as the press, going to do about that? Are we going to chase after those every day? Are we going to let him use those to divide us?”

“You know here’s what bothers me, by the time we get to 2020, Donald Trump may not even be president. In fact, he may not even be a free person.”

“Here’s how I see it. Donald Trump is not the only problem we’ve got. Yeah. Donald Trump is the symptom of a badly broken system.”

As I stated earlier, Warren and others are making lots of noise and threats to deflect attention away from their obvious illegal and immoral activities and in other words, creating smoke screens to get press time away from the accomplishments of Pres. Trump.

At every Warren rally, speech, or appearance, someone should stand up during the question-and-answer period, and begin their question with, “Senator Warren, as an American Indian,….”

Or, they could ask, “Senator Warren, three of my grandparents were White, and one of them was half-black. Can I self-identify as White, and take advantage of Affirmative Action policies?”

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Fox News

Published  1 week ago

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., formally announced her candidacy for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination on Saturday, saying she wants to fight for "an America that works for everyone."

"This is the fight of our lives. The fight to build an America where dreams are possible, an America that works for everyone. I am in that fight all the way," she told supporters in Lawrence, Mass.. "And that is why I stand here today: to declare that I am a candidate for President of the United States of America."

BACKDROP FOR WARREN CAMPAIGN LAUNCH IS SANCTUARY CITY, SITE OF MASSIVE FENTANYL BUST

In the announcement, she called President Trump "the latest -- and most extreme -- symptom of what's gone wrong in America."

"It won’t be enough to just undo the terrible acts of this administration. We can’t afford to just tinker around the edges – a tax credit here, a regulation there. Our fight is for big, structural change," she said to cheers from the crowd.

The left-wing firebrand, who launched an exploratory committee in December, made the announcement in Lawrence, a faded mill city with a heavily Latino population. The Warren campaign eyed it as the place where families fought back against mill owners who sought to slash wages in 1912.

“Lawrence has a history of working people coming together to make change, where the fight was hard the battle was uphill and where a group of women led the charge for all of us,” Warren said ahead of the announcement.

But Lawrence is also a sanctuary city in that it limits cooperation with federal immigration agencies to provide a safe haven for illegal immigrants. Last year it was the site of a major fentanyl bust.

The decision to pick Lawrence as the site for her campaign launch is in line with her presentation of herself as an economic populist fighting for the working and middle classes against the rich and big banks and corporations. She announced last month her plan to impose a "wealth tax" on Americans with more than $50 million in assets.

But amid what is likely to be a packed 2020 Democratic presidential field, Warren has struggled to shake the controversy over her past claims to have Native American heritage -- and recently apologized to the Cherokee Nation for taking a DNA test to prove her Native American ancestry.

On Saturday, the President Trump's 2020 campaign called her a "fraud" minutes before she made her announcement.

"Elizabeth Warren has already been exposed as a fraud by the Native Americans she impersonated and disrespected to advance her professional career, and the people of Massachusetts she deceived to get elected," campaign manager Brad Parscale said in a statement. "The American people will reject her dishonest campaign and socialist ideas like the Green New Deal, that will raise taxes, kill jobs and crush America's middle-class. Only under President Trump's leadership will America continue to grow safer, secure and more prosperous."

Fox News' Paul Steinhauser and Kellianne Jones contributed to this report.

Daily Wire

Published  1 week ago

On Thursday, Hill-HarrisX released a survey about health care. The survey, which was conducted between February 1-2, presented five statements regarding potential changes to the health care system in the United States, and asked respondents to indicate which statement they aligned with most.

15% of respondents agreed that "the government should remove itself from paying for all health care."

14% said "the current health care system should be kept as is."

26% said "any citizen should be able to sign up for Medicare/Medicaid regardless of age or income while those with private plans could keep their existing insurance."

32% said "Medicare/Medicaid should be expanded to cover all citizens regardless of age or income but people should be able to purchase private supplemental plans."

13% said "Medicare/Medicaid should be expanded to cover all citizens regardless of age or income and private health plans should be abolished."

Despite only 13% of respondents indicating they wanted to eliminate private insurance in favor of a government-run health care system, support for such a plan has become standard among declared 2020 Democratic presidential candidates.

During a CNN town hall on January 28, Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA), who declared her intention to run for president a week earlier, suggested eliminating private health insurance.

After an audience member asked the senator about health care, Harris replied in part:

I believe the solution — and I actually feel very strongly about this — is that we need to have Medicare for all. That's just the bottom line.

And I'll say this. And this is, I think, why you're also asking this question. What we know is that, to live in a civil society, to be true to the ideals and the spirit of who we say we are as a country, we have to appreciate and understand that access to health care is a— should not be thought of as a privilege. It should be understood to be a right.

... It is inhumane to make people go through a system where they cannot literally receive the benefit of what medical science can offer because some insurance company has decided it doesn't meet their bottom line in terms of their profit motivation. That is inhumane.

Jake Tapper then asked Harris: "So, just to follow up on that, and correct me if I'm wrong, to reiterate, you support the Medicare for all bill ... initially co-sponsored by Senator Bernie Sanders. You're also a co-sponsor onto it. I believe it will totally eliminate private insurance. So for people out there who like their insurance, they don't get to keep it?

Harries replied:

Well, listen, the idea is that everyone gets access to medical care, and you don't have to go through the process of going through an insurance company, having them give you approval, going through the paperwork, all of the delay that may require. Who of us has not had that situation, where you've got to wait for approval, and the doctor says, well, I don't know if your insurance company is going to cover this? Let's eliminate all of that. Let's move on.

This position isn’t just held by a single presidential candidate. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), all of whom have announced their respective presidential candidacies, are co-sponsors of Senator Bernie Sanders’ (I-VT) "Medicare for All" bill.

Obama-era Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julian Castro, who officially announced his presidential plans on January 12, also supports a "Medicare for All" style system.

Sanders’ bill would eliminate, or at the very least severely restrict, private health insurance providers by enacting a single-payer government health care system. The text of the bill can be read in its entirety here.

Additionally, there are rumblings that Sanders himself is planning a presidential run.

This would mean that at least six Democratic candidates jousting to unseat President Trump in 2020 would be on record supporting a universal, government-run health care system, which only 13% of Americans seem to want, according to the Hill-HarrisX survey.

dailycaller

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Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren contended that President Donald Trump “may not even be a free person” by the 2020 election.

The Massachusetts presidential candidate made the comments on Sunday during her first full day campaign stop in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, drawing cheers from the audience in attendance.

This is how Elizabeth Warren opened up her “first full day” of her presidential campaign: “By the time we get to 2020, Donald Trump may not even be president. In fact, he may not even be a free person. But here’s how I see it–Donald Trump is not the only problem we’ve got.” pic.twitter.com/hhzFiKdaC5

— Vaughn Hillyard (@VaughnHillyard) February 10, 2019

“One of the things we’re gonna have to decide about how campaigns go forward is about what Donald Trump does every day,” Warren told the crowd. “Every day, there is a racist tweet, a hateful tweet, something really dark and ugly. And what are we as candidates, as activists, as the press, going to do about that? Are we going to chase after those every day? Are we going to let him use those to divide us?”

“You know, here’s what bothers me,” she said. “By the time we get to 2020, Donald Trump may not even be president. In fact, he may not even be a free person.”

“Here’s how I see it,” Warren said after the crowd finished their applause. “Donald Trump is not the only problem we’ve got. Yeah. Donald Trump is the symptom of a badly broken system.” (RELATED: Liz Cheney Refuses To Attack Trump, Calls Warren ‘A Laughingstock Instead)

Asked about her comments later, Warren told reporters: “Come on, how many investigations are there now, into him? It’s no longer just the Mueller investigation … These are serious investigations.”

In a gaggle after Iowa City event, Warren is asked about her earlier comments about Trump not being a “free” person by 2020 Election Day: “Come on, how many investigations are there now, into him? It’s no longer just the Mueller investigation… These are serious investigations.”

— MJ Lee (@mj_lee) February 10, 2019

The Trump campaign responded to Warren’s Saturday presidential campaign announcement with a statement of its own via campaign manager Brad Parscale: “Elizabeth Warren has already been exposed as a fraud by the Native Americans she impersonated and disrespected to advance her professional career, and the people of Massachusetts she deceived to get elected. The American people will reject her dishonest campaign and socialist ideas like the Green New Deal, that will raise taxes, kill jobs and crush America’s middle-class.”

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NBC4 Washington

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Coast Guard Lieutenant Accused of Threats Detained

A Coast Guard lieutenant accused of being a white supremacist who stockpiled guns and compiled a target list of prominent Democrats will remain detained in federal custody after his arrest.

Federal Magistrate Judge Charles Day ordered 49-year-old Christopher Paul Hasson held Thursday but said he might be willing to reconsider later if the government hasn't charged him with more serious crimes in the next two weeks.

The U.S Attorney for Maryland, Robert Hur, told reporters outside the courthouse Thursday that the sheer number and force of the weapons recovered from Hasson's residence, coupled with the disturbing nature of his writings, "appear to reflect a very significant threat to the safety of our community," particularly given the position of trust that Hasson held with the U.S. government.

Hasson's defense attorney said the government made a histrionic characterization by filing inflammatory document to attract media attention and pressure the court to assure detention. His lawyer said Hasson is not a danger to the community, has no criminal record, has served the military for 28 years and is a good husband and father who should be with his family pending trial.

(Published Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019)

Hasson was arrested Friday on gun and drug charges, but prosecutors say those offenses are the "proverbial tip of the iceberg."

In a court filing, prosecutors say Hasson has espoused extremist views for years and drafted an email in which he said he was "dreaming of a way to kill almost every last person on the earth."

In a draft of a letter apparently intended for a known white supremacist leader, Hasson identified himself as a white nationalist for more than 30 years who advocated “focused violence” to create a “white homeland,” according to charging documents.

Prosecutors say federal agents found 15 firearms and more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition inside Hasson's Silver Spring, Maryland, apartment.

Prosecutors wrote Hasson is a domestic terrorist who “intends to murder innocent civilians on a scale rarely seen in this country” and must be detained.

They say internet searches show he was targeting top Democrats and created an Excel spreadsheet list of names, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, Sens. Tim Kaine, Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, Richard Blumenthal, Kirsten Gillibrand, Kamala Harris, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and former Rep. Beto O’Rourke. The list also included top names in media, like MSNBC’s Chris Hayes and Joe Scarborough and CNN’s Don Lemon.

(Published 4 hours ago)

"I feel very, very confident that our law enforcement at the federal and local levels is on top of these things and making sure all of us whose names were on the list are safe,” Schumer said.

Law enforcement sources told NBC News the feds caught on to Hasson because of searches made on his computer at Coast Guard headquarters in Washington, D.C.

He is accused of searching the following phrases on Google the morning of Jan. 17: “what if trump illegally impeached,” “best place in dc to see congress people,” “where in dc to congress people live,” “civil war if trump impeached” and “social democrats usa.”

His search history also included searches for pro-Russian and neo-fascist literature.

Hasson routinely read portions of a manifesto written by Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik that prosecutors said instructs would-be assailants to collect firearms, food, disguises and survival tools, court papers said. Breivik, a right-wing extremist, is serving a 21-year sentence for killing 77 people in a 2011 bomb-and-shooting rampage.

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Business Insider

Published  2 weeks ago

Warren's comments Saturday echo her December announcement she was launching an exploratory committee, which said her run was dedicated to defending the middle class.

Daily Intelligencer

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Unless they are really obscure, virtually all the 2020 Democratic presidential wannabes have baggage they’d like to jettison, from Joe Biden’s crime-bill sponsorship to Elizabeth Warren’s Native American association to the various things Bernie Sanders said and did in many decades of being a proud socialist. In national terms, New Jersey senator Cory Booker is still a fresh face with an unclear identity. But for progressives and labor activists with long memories, he’s got some issues, too.

He might be able to explain away his reputation for being a reliable friend of Wall Street as a matter of virtual constituent services given the financial industry’s importance to New Jersey and to the city of Newark where he served as mayor for seven years. But a more concrete problem involves his long history of support for any and every kind of school choice, including not just the charter public schools the Clinton and Obama administrations supported, but the private-school vouchers that most Democrats stridently oppose. What makes this history a fresh concern is the fact that Booker was once a close ally of the DeVos family, the Michigan gazillionaires and education privatization champions who gave the world Donald Trump’s secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos. Kara Voght has the story:

In 1999, when he was still a city councilman, Booker worked with a conservative financier and a New Jersey Republican mayor to co-found Excellent Education for Everyone, a group dedicated to establishing a school voucher program in the Garden State. The following year, Dick DeVos—the Republican megadonor, school choice evangelist, and husband to the nation’s 11th education secretary—invited the 31-year-old Newark councilman up to his home base of Grand Rapids, Michigan, to speak in defense of a ballot measure that would lift the state’s ban on school voucher programs …

Booker’s association with the DeVos couple continued as he progressed from City Council to Newark’s mayoral seat in 2006 to the US Senate in 2013. In the mid-2000s, Booker and DeVos served together on the board of directors of Alliance for School Choice (AFC), the precursor to the American Federation for Children, which DeVos eventually chaired. Booker twice spoke at the AFC’s annual School Choice Policy Summit: once in 2012 as a mayor and again in 2016 as a senator.

Booker did begin to talk a lot less about vouchers and more about charter schools as mayor and as senator, and ultimately voted against DeVos’s confirmation as Education Secretary. But he has never entirely turned the page on this issue. And as Voght reports, he’s still defending his charter-centric educational policies in Newark:

Though he’s been relatively quiet on the subject of school choice as of late, he’s been pushing back against the characterization of his school choice project as a failure. As he’s prepared for a 2020 run, Booker has twice sat down with education website The 74 to defend his work in Newark, citing new researchthat attributes the educational gains of the city’s students to the closing of low-performing schools and the introduction of charters.

The teachers unions that managed in 2016 to push Hillary Clinton into a far less supportive posture on charter schools than her husband had embraced are watching Booker and the rest of the 2020 field carefully, as Brookings Institution education wonk Paul Valant observes:

“I think most of these candidates want to be understood and identified as progressive, and to do that right now is not to actively support charter schools,” Valant says.

Will Booker be among them?

“Maybe Sen. Booker will, maybe he won’t,” [American Federation of Teachers president] Weingarten explains. “He’ll have to answer a lot of questions.”

The growing militancy of teachers unions and their tendency to make uncontrolled growth of charter schools a primary issue means Booker won’t be able to dodge or finesse the issue much longer. And the way the wind is blowing in Democratic circles was amply illustrated by a recent column from former Chicago mayor — and former Clinton and Obama staffer — Rahm Emanuel, who regretted his long battles with teachers over his advocacy of “education reform,” which often came across as simply union-bashing.

Booker could choose to flatly repudiate his past positions on education policy and take this issue largely off the table for the 2020 primaries. Or he could, as other Democrats have long done, draw a bright line between private-school vouchers and public charter schools, and reject unaccountable charters that exist to make profits. He could even double down on his heresies as a token of independence from Democratic interest groups. But at some point soon he’ll have to make up his mind.

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Fox News

Published  2 weeks ago

An Oklahoma Republican and enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation said Sen. Elizabeth Warren has been "caught in a lie" and she should abandon her plans to enter the 2020 presidential race.

Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.), the only Cherokee Nation citizen in Congress, joined Ainsley Earhardt on "Fox & Friends" Friday morning to react to the latest revelation in Warren's (D-Mass.) Native American heritage controversy.

The Washington Post reported Tuesday that Warren indicated that her race was "American Indian" in a handwritten registration form filed in 1986 with the Texas State Bar, which is the first known instance of Warren claiming Native American ancestry in an official document or in her own handwriting.

Warren has been accused by Republicans, including President Trump, of claiming Native American heritage to bolster her academic career.

In October, Warren released a DNA test that revealed "strong evidence" of a Native American ancestor dating back six to ten generations, which would make her between 1/64th and 1/1,024th Native American.

Last week, Warren apologized to the Cherokee Nation for taking the DNA test in an attempt to prove her ancestry claims, and on Tuesday, she again more broadly apologized for identifying as Native American for decades, according to The Post.

'She Should Be Lambasted Politically': Judge Nap on Sen. Warren's Heritage Claim

Mullin said that Warren "absolutely" used her heritage claims to get ahead professionally, and he believes she should be disbarred in Texas.

"She got caught in a lie," Mullin said. "It's obvious. It's in black and white. She wrote it in her own handwriting that she was 'American Indian.'"

"Now that she's caught, what she just needs to do is step back and say, 'Look, I'm not qualified even run for president,'" he said.

Earhardt noted that Warren has repeatedly apologized, and Mullin said he forgives her, but that doesn't mean she should be able to move forward with her political career.

"She didn't have the character to be president before this came to light. This just shows another flaw in her character."

Watch the "Fox & Friends" interview above.

Mulvaney: 'Stunning' to Watch Democrats Refuse to Applaud Trump for Denouncing Socialism

WayneDupree.com

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What should be more offensive is this woman’s misuse of minority status.

NBC News

Published  2 weeks ago

Virginia Democrats called on Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax to resign on Saturday after a second woman accused the political rising star of sexual assault, a revelation that came after the party's other two top Democrats admitted to wearing blackface in their youth.

On Saturday night, Fairfax released a statement saying the past week had been "devastating" for not only his family but for the state of Virginia. He reiterated that his past encounters with accusers Meredith Watson and Vanessa Tyson were consensual.

"The one thing I want to make abundantly clear is that in both situations I knew at the time, and I know today, that the interactions were consensual," Fairfax said.

Fairfax claimed he spoke with both women after the time the alleged the assaults occurred and said neither indicated that his interactions had "caused her any discomfort." He called on the FBI and other "appropriate and impartial investigatory authorities," to look into the allegations.

"I am asking that no one rush to judgment and I am asking for there to be space in this moment for due process," Fairfax said.

But amid his calls that "no one rush to judgement," the state party said on Saturday that Fairfax should step down.

The state chairwoman, Susan Swecker, said that the allegations of sexual assault needed be taken seriously. Because of the accusers' credibility, Swecker said Fairfax could "no longer fulfill the duties and responsibilities of his post."

"While the Lieutenant Governor deserves due process in this matter, it is in the best interest of the Commonwealth that he goes through this process as a private citizen," she said in a statement. "The Lieutenant Governor no longer has our confidence or support. He must resign."

The Democratic Lieutenant Governors Association on Saturday replaced Fairfax as chairman of the organization.

Once considered to have a bright future in the Democratic Party, Fairfax stands accused of sexual assault by two women. He has denied both allegations.

Watson said in a statement from her lawyer Friday that the lieutenant governor raped her while they were both students at Duke University in 2000. The lawyer, Nancy Erika Smith, described the attack as "premeditated and aggressive."

"Ms. Watson shared her account of the rape with friends in a series of emails and Facebook messages that are now in our possession," Smith said in the statement. "Additionally, we have statements from former classmates corroborating that Ms. Watson immediately told friends that Mr. Fairfax had raped her."

He called the accusation "demonstrably false" and called for an investigation.

"I will clear my good name and I have nothing to hide," the lieutenant governor said. "I have passed two full, field background checks by the FBI and run for office in two highly contested elections with nothing like this being raised before. It is obvious that a vicious and coordinated smear campaign is being orchestrated against me. I will not resign.”

Fairfax also denied an accusation made by Tyson, a college professor, that he forced her to perform oral sex while they were both at the Democratic National Convention in Boston in 2004.

Whatever his decision — stay or resign — Fairfax has lost the support of party leaders from the state, as well as many 2020 Democratic presidential contenders.

The list includes former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, Sens. Cory Booker of New Jersey, Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Kamala Harris of California and Kristen Gillibrand of New York.

"Lieutenant Governor Fairfax should resign. The allegations against him detail atrocious crimes, and he can no longer effectively serve the Commonwealth," said Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va. "We cannot ever ignore or tolerate sexual assault."

Conservative Review

Published  2 weeks ago

This is going mainstream in the Democratic Party.

WSJ

Published  2 weeks ago

She presented herself as a minority except when applying to the Ivy League?

TheHill

Published  2 weeks ago

President Trump’s campaign wasted no time going after Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) on Saturday shortly before she was expected to formally announce her candidacy for the White House in 2020.

“Elizabeth Warren has already been exposed as a fraud by the Native Americans she impersonated and disrespected to advance her professional career, and the people of Massachusetts she deceived to get elected,” Trump Campaign Manager Brad Parscale said in a statement.

“The American people will reject her dishonest campaign and socialist ideas like the Green New Deal, that will raise taxes, kill jobs and crush America's middle-class. Only under President Trump's leadership will America continue to grow safer, secure and more prosperous,” he added.

The statement came just before Warren was slated to give a speech in which she is widely expected to announce her bid for the presidency.

Warren, an outspoken critic of Trump and his administration, has maintained a fraught relationship with the president throughout his tenure.

Trump latched onto Warren's claims of Native American ancestry, often disparaging her as "Pocahontas" and questioning her claims.

Fox News

Published  2 weeks ago

Newly empowered Democrats in Washington and statehouses across the country are flexing their legislative muscle with a host of tax proposals that would affect billionaires and blue collar alike.  

Raw Story

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President Donald Trump was highly criticized on Saturday for making an apparent joke about genocide during political attack on a 2020 campaign challenger.

On Saturday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) announced she was running for the highest office in the land.

Trump, who has nicknamed Warren “Pocohontas” over her claims of Native American heritage, blasted the Massachusetts Democrat on Twitter.

Trump’s all-caps reference to “trail” was widely taken as a reference to the “trail of tears” — the forced relocation of Native Americans following the passage of the 1830 Indian Removal Act.

Thousands of Native Americans died.

Donald Trump, Jr. even shared an image on Instagram saying, “the Native American genocide continues with another murder by the president.”

A post shared by Donald Trump Jr. (@donaldjtrumpjr) on Feb 9, 2019 at 3:44pm PST

Here are some of the criticism of the commander-in-chief:

If the average American gave a shit about Native Americans and the apocalyptic genocide committed against them, we’d have to completely rethink literally everything about the United States of America lol

— Abraham Riesman אברהם ריזמאן (@abrahamjoseph) February 10, 2019

Breitbart

Published  2 weeks ago

During a speech on Saturday, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) announced she is running for president in 2020. Warren said, "We are here to take on a fight | Clips

Breitbart

Published  2 weeks ago

Six of the seven Democratic Party presidential candidates in the U.S. Senate voted against a pro-Israel bill this week that would make it easier for states to oppose the “boycott, divestment, sanctions” (BDS) movement.

Some critics have called BDS not only anti-Israel, but antisemitic, because it targets only Israel and not the Palestinians, and because it singles out Israel while ignoring human rights abuses committed by its neighbors.

As Ron Kampeas of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency noted (via the Jerusalem Post):

The Strengthening America’s Security in the Middle East Act (S.1), which the American Israel Public Affairs Committee said “contains critical pro-Israel provisions,” passed 77-23, earning yeas from every Republican but one, Rand Paul of Kentucky. It codifies $38 billion in defense assistance to Israel and provides legal cover to states that target the boycott Israel movement.

However, Democrats were split on the bill. Initially, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) even blocked the bill from coming to a vote, blaming the government shutdown at the time.

Democrats were almost evenly split on the final vote. As Kampeas notes, Sen. Amy Klobucher (D-MN), who is expected to announce her candidacy for president this weekend, was the only contender to vote for the bill.

The others — Kamala Harris (D-CA), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) — all voted against the bill. Most cited free speech concerns — though anti-BDS laws have been found not to violate free speech laws. Last month, for example, a federal judge in Arkansas upheld that state’s anti-BDS law, which prevents the state from doing business with companies that boycott Israel. Even left-wing California, Harris’s home state, has an anti-BDS law in force.

A likelier reason for their “no” vote has to do with the increasing importance of anti-Israel political forces in the Democratic Party coalition.

Last month, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) appointed the avowedly anti-Israel Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) to the House Foreign Affairs Committee, despite concern over her radical views and past antisemitic rhetoric.

Booker, once a favorite of Jewish donors in the Democratic Party, has effectively switched sides on the issue after supporting President Barack Obama’s ill-fated Iran nuclear deal in 2015.

Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News. He is a winner of the 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Alumni Fellowship. He is also the co-author of How Trump Won: The Inside Story of a Revolution, which is available from Regnery. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.

Conservative News Today

Published  2 weeks ago

Sen. Kamala Harris joined nearly every other candidate for the Democratic Party’s 2020 presidential nomination in endorsing the progressive disaster known as the “Green New Deal.” The California Democrat co-sponsored the bill introduced by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Thursday and was almost instantly mocked for it. I’m proud to co-sponsor @AOC and @EdMarkey‘s Green New Deal. We must […]

Conservative News Today

Published  2 weeks ago

Much like failed 2016 Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton, congresswoman and potential 2020 contender Sen. Amy Klobuchar has a reported habit of treating people like garbage. So much so, that she’s been unable to retain a campaign chief, according to HuffPost. “At least three people have withdrawn from consideration to lead Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s […]

The Federalist

Published  2 weeks ago

The Green New Deal is likely the most unserious plan that has ever been presented by any elected official to the American people.

WayneDupree.com

Published  2 weeks ago

If there are more documents out there that designate Sen. Elizabeth Warren as a Native American, they should be unearthed, exposed and released to the public.

Warren is a fraud and a cheat. She is a millionaire a few times over, yet she cries out against millionaires. If there ever was a poster child for someone not to be trusted, it’s the Senator from Massachusetts.

The strange thing about this entire situation is she didn’t have to do this. She has shown herself to be lower than low and to attach her story to Native Americans to get ahead is downright evil.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., on Wednesday was once again forced to apologize for claiming Native American ancestry on a 1986 registration card for the Texas state bar, and left the door open that there may be more documents out there with a similar claim.

Related: Elizabeth Warren Apologizes “Privately” For Identifying Herself As A Native American For Last Two Decades!

The controversy appears to be difficult for the senator to put behind her. She had been planning to formally launch her presidential campaign on Saturday. A reporter on Wednesday asked if she would drop out of the race and she responded, “Thank you.”

Warren, who apologized last Friday to the Cherokee Nation for revealing the results of a DNA test last autumn that showed just a trace amount of Native American lineage, was asked if there are any other documents where she claimed the ancestry.

“So all I know is during this time period, this is consistent with what I did because it was based on my understanding from my family’s stories,” she said. “But family stories are not the same as tribal citizenship.”

So basically, after decades of lying about being Cherokee, there are other documents out there that are part of her fraud. Her chances of winning anything are as dark as her skin color.

If I am giving off too much emotion during this story, it’s because I am angry she did this and continued to do it and then tried to hide it and to put the cherry on top, she’s trying to get away with it by apologizing to get past the story.

Warren is the embodiment of cultural appropriation for personal benefit. It dilutes that white privilege argument when people are pretending to be minorities to get ahead. How many applications has this woman falsified? If the country can slam and ridicule Rachel Dolezal for pretending to be black, then Warren should fall in the same category.

Let’s see, how many times has she apologized now? Like I tell my kids, be careful what you say cause you cannot take it back once it is said. Elizabeth, you are toast. You don’t have a snowballs chance in hello of getting the Democratic nomination. No dance around a fire will put this episode behind you.

Warren should’ve stuck to being a liberal Senator from Massachusetts; she could’ve ridden that gravy boat for a long time. But no, her lies came back to haunt her once she pursued more power. Based on the book she plagiarized “Pow Wow Chow” she should’ve resigned.

We have talked about the actions of people in high school and college recently as being exclusionary they should not hold office or be a judge here we have a woman as an adult lying. She has personally profited in business directly on her position in government and her fast and loose claim to be what she isn’t.

Democrats continue to come apart at the seams. But, the worst part about this story is that Warren will somehow figure out a way to deflect and blame Pres. Trump for it.

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TheHill

Published  2 weeks ago

A new Democratic Congress, a lost shutdown battle, a criminal investigation closing in on his inner circle — by all accounts, many would think that President Donald Trump is on a clear path to defeat in the next presidential election. But if you look at the massive organization his campaign is building online, it’s Trump who’s already winning 2020.

As someone who has run Democratic communications and media programs that focus on reaching and mobilizing voters online, what Trump has been able to build for his reelection campaign terrifies me. It has also made me a firm believer that unless Democrats recognize our own strategic shortcomings and tactical disadvantages, we may never win back the White House or build long-term progressive power.

We currently live in a time of political, social and technological disruption. The last time Democrats had a broad bench of candidates running for president, Twitter didn’t exist and the iPhone was one year old. Since then, the explosion of social media and mobile apps have transformed how we live our lives and how political elections are won or lost. Donald Trump’s campaign has taken advantage of these changes to build a highly strategic reelection campaign that any potential 2020 candidate should pay attention to:

His campaign manager is a “digital guy”

By elevating Brad Parscale (his 2016 Digital Director) to Campaign Manager, Trump is signaling that digital won’t just have a seat at the table — it will be an integral piece of every aspect of his reelection bid. From prioritizing digital channels over traditional paid media to leveraging social media platforms to fire up his base and raise money, he is utilizing a modern playbook to win.

Building massive lists through digital investments

For months (even before the 2018 midterm elections), Donald Trump’s campaign has consistently been a top political spender on Facebook focused on acquiring voter data and building potential supporter lists. Over the past few weeks, for example, Trump’s campaign spent a combined $778,000 on Facebook ads alone. That’s compared to $194,000 that Kamala Harris spent on Facebook the week she launched her presidential campaign and just $99,000 Elizabeth Warren spent over the last three weeks combined.

Defining the narrative

Trump's campaign has excelled at leveraging digital ad dollars to keep the controversies surrounding the Trump administration from reaching his supporter base online. Take the border wall and shutdown debate: In the days leading up to Trump’s primetime address this month, his campaign purchased the YouTube masthead ad space to drive their message.

Those ads reached tens of millions of voters in the most highly trafficked ad space available online, seen by every person who visits the YouTube homepage.

Coupled with President Trump’s own tweets, thousands of Facebook ads placed by his reelection campaign, and dozens of conservative “media outlets” driving the same narrative, Trump’s chosen message blanketed the feeds and phones of voters nationwide. Democrats, on the other hand, ran just a few hundred ads online leading up to the speech to push their own messages, paling in comparison to the hundreds of thousands (if not millions) of dollars the Trump organization and conservative media organizations leveraged online to capitalize on the moment.

Where do Democrats go from here?

There’s no denying that Democrats are entering the 2020 race at a disadvantage. However there are ways we can make up for this lost ground if we make a conscious effort to do so.

First, Democrats need to prioritize digital strategies. Democrats need to recognize that people increasingly live most every aspect of their lives — from the people they talk to, to the media they consume — online. So every aspect of a campaign must meet voters online as well as off.

Democrats must center their campaigns around digital talent and strategies. The investment in digital advertising can’t be an add-on to television budgets, but must be at parity with them.

Organizations also must see digital not simply as a way to raise money, but as a strategy to build networks of organizers and supporters who will amplify their messages and reach voters through the people they trust and listen to. That is how a campaign will build a movement that will carry them to victory.

As much as it pains me to say it — Democrats need to take a page out of Donald Trump’s playbook and beat him at his own game. Our democracy and the future of our party depend on it.

Tara McGowan is the founder and CEO of ACRONYM, a progressive c4 organization that ran over $15 million in digital programs to help elect more than 65 Democrats last cycle. She previously ran Priorities USA’s digital team in the 2016 election. Follow her on Twitter @Taraemcg.

Breitbart

Published  2 weeks ago

A poll of likely general election voters shows President Donald Trump beating three out of four possible Democrat presidential candidates.

The poll also shows that if former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz makes a run as an Independent, he is much more of a drain on the Democrat candidate than on Trump.

Without Schultz on the ballot, former Vice President Joe Biden beats Trump by seven points; 50 percent to 43 percent, with seven percent undecided.

With Schultz in the race, the race tightens with 45 percent choosing Biden, 43 percent choosing Trump, and six percent going for Schultz.

Head to head, Trump squeaks out a single point lead against Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), 45 percent to 44 percent (12 percent undecided).

With Schultz in the race, Trump beats Harris by four points, 42 percent to 38 percent. Schultz earns 7 percent of the vote.

The poll did not look at head-to-head competitions between Trump and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) or former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX), but with Schultz in the race, Trump beats Warren 42 percent to 39 percent; Schultz earns 8 percent.

Trump wallops O’Rourke 42 percent to 33 percent; Schultz earns nine percent.

As of now, Schultz has fairly high name recognition (48 percent), but only 18 percent view him favorable, while 40 percent view him unfavorably.

The Republican Party overall polls better than Democrats, with 39 percent choosing the GOP to “lead the country forward,” against 37 percent who say the same about Democrats. Only 19 percent want a third option.

Those polled are almost evenly split on the issue of building a wall at the southern border. A plurality of 48 percent oppose the wall, while 46 percent want to see it built.

Medicare for all is a loser; a plurality of 42 percent oppose it, with only 36 percent supporting “replacing our current healthcare insurance system with Medicare for all.”

The good news for Democrats is that, at least according to this poll, in Biden they have a candidate who can beat Trump. The bad news is that Biden has already made two presidential runs and flamed out both times. Biden is a terrible presidential candidate, prone to gaffes, bizarre outbursts, and getting a little handsy with the ladies, including with children.

In this #MeToo era, there is no way Biden can run a national campaign without being haunted by these photos.

As a successful vice presidential candidate in 2008 and 2012, the spotlight was not on Biden, and then there is the age issue: the Serial Young Girl-Toucher turns 78 in 2020.

Biden is also up against the Democrat’s activist base, which is desperate to run a woman or minority (preferably both) and leave the era of white males in the past.

A concern for Trump is that his highest number of support in any of these polls is 45 percent. An incumbent should be polling, at the very least, in the high forties if he wants to feel good about re-election.

But Trump won the presidency in 2016 with just 46.1 percent of the national popular vote (to Hillary’s 48.1 percent), and as much as he might like to break 50 nationally, the president knows this is a state-by-state dogfight for electoral votes; he knows winning Pennsylvania is the key to a second term, not the popular vote.

Fox News

Published  2 weeks ago

Sen. Elizabeth Warren repeatedly and deliberately sought to benefit in her personal, academic and employment life by posing as a Native American.

I Love My Freedom

Published  2 weeks ago

If Americans thought Donald Trump was unchained during the 2016 presidential race, they're in for some fireworks over the next two years. Take one of his tweets from today, for example. Get Your "Build The

SARAH PALIN

Published  2 weeks ago

After experiencing some backlash, American actor Rob Lowe was forced to delete his tweet about Democrat Senator Elizabeth Warren.

On Saturday, Warren announced her intention to run for the presidency in the 2020 election. Lowe, in a tongue-in-cheek joke, tweeted that her candidacy would give “a whole new meaning to Commander in ‘Chief.'”

Some people responded angrily to the tweet, causing Lowe to delete it.

“I deleted my Elizabeth Warren tweet. It was a joke and some peeps got upset, and that’s never my intention. On the GOOD side: I just got to use the Oxford comma!”

And, here’s the screenshot of the original:

Here’s how some people responded to Rob:

Fox News

Published  2 weeks ago

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., on Wednesday was once again forced to apologize for claiming Native American ancestry on a 1986 registration card for the Texas state bar, and left the door open that there may be more documents out there with a similar claim.

The controversy appears to be difficult for the senator to put behind her. She had been planning to formally launch her presidential campaign on Saturday. A reporter on Wednesday asked if she would drop out of the race and she responded, "Thank you."

KAYLEIGH McENANY SAYS INSTAGRAM REMOVED HER WARREN POST

Fox News' Shepard Smith called Warren's actions "cultural appropriation." A Boston Globe columnist wrote flatly: With latest revelation, Elizabeth Warren can't beat Donald Trump.

Questions about Warren’s heritage date to at least 2012, when her Republican opponent seized on the issue during her first Senate campaign to wrongly argue she identified as a Native American to advance her career. President Donald Trump frequently deploys a racial slur to criticize Warren.

Politico reported that Warren, who apologized last Friday to the Cherokee Nation for revealing the results of a DNA test last autumn that showed just a trace amount of Native American lineage, was asked if there are any other documents where she claimed the ancestry.

"So all I know is during this time period, this is consistent with what I did because it was based on my understanding from my family's stories," she said. "But family stories are not the same as tribal citizenship."

The registration card was first reported by The Washington Post. Fox News has verified the document, which marks the first known instance of Warren claiming Native American ancestry on an official document.

Fox News reached out to Warren’s office early Thursday about the potential for more documents and did not get an immediate response.

Hillary Chabot, a reporter at The Boston Herald, wrote that the senator is looking to distance herself from the scandal, but brought up the wealth issue as another potential headache for Warren.

"Warren has worked hard to craft a narrative as a scrappy Dust Bowl native ready to take down vast corporations and billionaires like Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz. But she usually fails to mention her own vast wealth," she wrote, pointing out that Warren and her husband are worth as much as $11 million.

Paulette Jordan, a former Democratic state representative in Idaho and a member of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe, told The Associated Press, “It’s not exactly how you’d want to enter the arena” as a presidential candidate.

She apologized in private last week to the principal chief of the Cherokee Nation for “causing confusion on tribal sovereignty and tribal citizenship and the harm that resulted,” said tribal spokeswoman Julie Hubbard.

“I am not a tribal citizen. Tribes, and only tribes, determine citizenship,” Warren said, adding, “I have apologized for not being more sensitive to that distinction. It’s an important distinction.”

Fox News' Paul Steinhouser and the Associated Press contributed to this report

I Love My Freedom

Published  2 weeks ago

New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez unveiled her "Green New Deal" today, which promises heavy financial burden on the American people. She proposes eliminating air travel altogether, among numerous other bogus objectives. Get Your "Build The Wall"

Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion

Published  2 weeks ago

Democrats are right to be worried that Elizabeth Warren’s Native American controversy is eating away at her viability as a national general election candidate. The analogy to Hillary’s emails is on point, an oozing campaign wound that saps the candidate’s strength.

The recent revelation that Warren signed her Texas State Bar registration card in 1986 as an “American Indian” comes on the heels of the disastrous DNA test rollout in October 2018.

We covered the latest in these posts:

Elizabeth Warren on Meet the Press (3-11-2018) said she “never used [Native American status] for anything”

There are at least two other aspects of the Texas State Bar card that deserve attention.

First, Warren is playing word games in her apology for not being sensitive to what tribal membership means. The issue is not just that she was not a member of any federally recognized Cherokee tribe. More fundamentally, she’s not Native American under any recognized standard, regardless of specific tribal membership. Warren cannot point to a single specific Native American ancestor or that she ever lived as or affiliated with Native Americans.

By focusing on tribal membership and sovereignty, Warren is creating a distinction that, while important in a general sense, is irrelevant to the falsehood Warren perpetrated. She signed her Texas State Bar registration as an “American Indian,” not as a member of a Cherokee tribe. She’s not and never has been an American Indian (or Native American, a synonymous term).

Second, there likely are documents Warren signed falsely representing herself to be an American Indian or Native American that have not yet surfaced. Warren admitted to this possibility when questioned about the Texas State Bar fiasco:

“Q: Could there be other documents out there with you self-identifying as American Indian?

Warren: So, all I know is, during this time period, this is consistent with what I did because it was based on my understanding from my family’s stories ….”

This second point, that there are more documents to drop, is more damaging to Warren in the Democratic primaries. Democrats may be willing to overlook a candidate who culturally misappropriated an ethnic identity. But will Democrats nominate someone as to whom there are more documents to drop on the most damaging aspect of the candidacy?

What might drop? How about Warren’s Harvard Law School hiring file, which never has been released. That file could somehow leak, or there might be a clamoring for Warren to authorize its release. If it turns out, despite all the campaign and sympathetic media claims to the contrary, that someone in the hiring process HLS knew about her Native American status prior to granting her tenure, Warren’s campaign would collapse in a heartbeat.

Even it not as dramatic as her HLS hiring file, more documents similar to the Texas State Bar registration card would paralyze Warren’s messaging.

Is that a risk Democrats are willing to take, when what’s at stake it preventing Donald Trump from becoming a two-term president?

Breitbart

Published  2 weeks ago

On Friday’s broadcast of HBO’s “Real Time,” host Bill Maher urged Democrats to not eat their own in 2020 and defended Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA), Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), and former Representative Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) from criticisms they have received.

Maher began by saying, “Let’s not eat our own, the way we nitpicked Hillary to death over her emails and other bullshit.”

He continued, “Kamala Harris has already had to play defense because it’s come out that when she was a prosecutor, she prosecuted people. Not very progressive. She should have found a way to apply more forgiveness, and the fact that she didn’t is unforgivable. Elizabeth Warren claimed to be Native American. So what? Trump claimed to be human. If you think this stupid, blown-out-of-proportion Indian controversy makes her inauthentic, you’re the phony. She is the champion of consumer rights in the age of income inequality. When it comes to Elizabeth Warren, I have no reservations. Bernie Sanders? We used to like him, but he didn’t personally chaperone everyone on his campaign, so he’s a sex monster once removed. A candidate has to have tough standards for their staff, but not too tough, that’s Amy Klobuchar. Oh yeah, last week, we learned she’s verbally abusive. Then again, this came from the Huffington Post. So, I gotta ask, do you mean actually abusive, or what millennials think of as abusive? … Beto O’Rourke took oil money. Yeah, he’s in Texas. All the money in Texas is oil money.”

Maher further criticized “ridiculous purity tests” in society.

The Babylon Bee

Published  2 weeks ago

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Senator Elizabeth Warren is embroiled in controversy once again, this time after she admitted to wearing racially offensive "paleface" at a costume party back in her college days.

"As a proud Native American woman, I now realize that dressing as a white woman at that party all those years ago was insensitive and offensive," she said in a heartfelt apology video. "It was wrong of me to culturally appropriate white culture, as I am only 1023/1024th white European colonizer."

"I only hope that my constituents can forgive me for who I was back in my college days," she added.

Warren was also photographed with a friend dressed as a KKK member, but she refused to distance herself from that photograph, calling the KKK "an important part of the history of abortion rights in America, for which I have fought my whole career."

Mail Online

Published  2 weeks ago

University of North Carolina Chapel Hill said they 'wholly condemn' the 'abhorrent' photos published 40 years ago in the 1979 yearbook. Governor Roy Cooper featured on another page.

Chicks On The Right — Young Conservatives

Published  2 weeks ago

Democratic politicians have been having a very bad week.

From imploding scandals in Virginia to President Donald Trump hitting it out of the park with his State of the Union address and exposing how bankrupt the Democrats are on border security and so many other issues, it’s been a difficult time.

In the midst of all that, the Washington Post dropped information on Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), a probable 2020 candidate for president, that she had claimed her race to be “American Indian” on a registration card for the State Bar of Texas.

On Wednesday, when reporters queried her on the subject, her response may just have put the final nail into the coffin of her potential campaign.

A reporter asked her if there were anymore documents like this upon which she may have claimed herself as an American Indian.

“Are there any more documents or any more forms like this out there that you have listed yourself as that could come out?” a reporter asked.

Warren answered, “Look, this is who I grew up believing with my brothers, this is our family’s story and it’s all consistent from that point in time, but as I said, it’s important to note I’m not a tribal citizen and I should have been more mindful of the distinction with tribal citizenship and tribal sovereignty and that is why I apologized to Chief Baker and why I’ve made a very public apology.”

“Could there be other documents out there with you self-identifying as American Indian?” another reporter added.

“So all I know is during this time period, this is consistent with what I did because it was based on my understanding from my family’s stories but family stories are not the same as tribal citizenship and this is why I have apologized both to Chief Baker who was very gracious about it and have apologized publicly,” Warren responded.

That’s some dodge and weave kind of an answer.

But it’s pretty clear from her reply that the answer is yes, it’s “consistent” with what she did.

Sean Hannity

Published  2 weeks ago

Embattled Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren suggested there could be more damaging documents related to her claims of Native American ancestry Wednesday; saying her BAR application was “consistent” with how she filed paperwork “at the time.”

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) says that her identifying “American Indian” was “consistent” with her actions at the time

"Have you considered dropping out of the race?" a reporter asks.

Warren walks away.pic.twitter.com/l8NamT618i

— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) February 6, 2019

“Could there be other documents out there where you self-identify as an ‘American Indian?’” asked one reporter.

“All I know, is during this time period this is consistent with what I did because it was based on my understanding from my family stories. But family stories are not the same as Tribal Citizenship,” said Warren.

The Washington Times

Published  2 weeks ago

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

Here’s a scoop for you: The so-called “Green New Deal,” onto which 70 leading Democrats have signed, doesn’t exist. Like a salesman parked at a corner hawking a small bottle filled with a mystery substance that will cure everything from insomnia to cancer, the Democratic Party is promoting a fraud-work quilt promising a cure for all.

In reality, this hoax targeting the liberal base, GenXers and progressives, is nothing more than an elaborate Get Out the Vote organizing effort. As a former community organizer, I respect that work when it’s about real proposals, actual legislation and serious ideas.

Yet, courtesy of a letter being sent by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York to Democratic colleagues in the House of Representatives, we now know that there is no package of implementable ideas or policy. What they do have is a press release word salad of platitudes, slogans and talking points.

Bloomberg reported on the letter, with a revealing headline: “Ocasio-Cortez begins to sketch out details of ‘Green New Deal.’ ” That confirms the thing Democrats, including Sens. Kamala D. Harris of California and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, have endorsed isn’t even formulated yet. As Winston Churchill might note, it’s a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma. It would be more honest to call it the “Green New Hoax.”

Bloomberg’s first paragraph outlining Ms. Ocasio-Cortez’s “blueprint” is at least honest: “Environmental legislation dubbed a ‘Green New Deal’ and championed by Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has drawn widespread attention — despite the fact that no one really knows for sure what it is.”

No one knows, because it doesn’t exist.

” ‘Next week, we plan to release a resolution that outlines the scope and scale of the Green New Deal,’ according to a letter the New York Democrat sent to colleagues. ‘In it, we call for a national, social, industrial and economic mobilization at a scale not seen since World War II,’ ” Bloomberg reported. “Goals laid out in the letter include reaching net-zero greenhouse gas emissions ‘through a fair and just transition for all communities and workers,’ creating millions of ‘good, high-wage jobs’ while ensuring prosperity and economic security for all, and investment in infrastructure and industry.”

Sounds like a cultural revolution to me. What’s the “fair and just transition for all communities” she’s talking about? Vague enough to be modeled on Pol Pot or Chairman Mao Zedong or maybe just Martha Stewart. Who knows, and that’s the point.

“The resolution will also call for clean air and water, climate resiliency, healthy food, access to nature and ‘a sustainable environment for all for generations to come,’ according to the letter. Lastly, the Green New Deal will ‘promote justice and equity by preventing current and repairing historic oppression to frontline and vulnerable communities,” the newswire reported.

Further proof of the lack of seriousness is this outrageous pitching of “protecting vulnerable communities,” as the young woman in front of this charade has said nothing in opposition to her party moving in several states to legitimize infanticide.

In December 2018, in a story about the genesis of the scheme, the New Yorker magazine inadvertently exposed the real agenda.

“Sunrise, founded a year and a half ago by a dozen or so twentysomethings, began its campaign for the Green New Deal last month, when two hundred activists occupied Nancy Pelosi’s office a week after the midterm elections. The movement has allied with the incoming congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. … Inside Luther Place Memorial Church, cheers erupted as activists unfurled a yellow and black ‘green new deal now’ banner from the balcony. The crowd hushed as the first speaker, Varshini Prakash, came to the microphone. Prakash … is one of Sunrise’s co-founders. She later told me that a highlight of her activism career was when she participated in a musical disruption of a Trump administration panel at the United Nations climate conference in Bonn, in 2017…” the New Yorker reported.

Included in its coverage is this comment from Ms. Prakash, who also happened to be a guest of Sen. Ed Markey of Massachusetts at the State of the Union address: “‘Our strategy for 2019 is going to be continuing this momentum to build the people power and the political power to make a Green New Deal a political inevitability in America,’ Prakash told me. ‘In 2020, we, along with our partners, are going to be attempting to build the largest youth political force this country has ever seen.’ “

Further, the New Yorker reported that the founders of “Sunrise” met through groups such as Occupy Wall Street and Black Lives Matter.

The Sunrise Movement’s website makes it clear — its members are all about organizing at the local level, highlighting their goal to “Build our movement in every corner of the country so we can reach the millions of young people who are scared about climate and keep building support for a Green New Deal.” Which, as we now know, is an apparition.

But one does need a cause — preferably one that is malleable and pushes all the right emotional buttons. No one asked former President Barack Obama for specifics of his “hope and change” plan, and we all know how that worked out. Now the same leftists trust you won’t ask for specifics as they plan the next round of wrecking your life.

• Tammy Bruce, president of Independent Women’s Voice, author and Fox News contributor, is a radio talk show host.

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Daily Wire

Published  2 weeks ago

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Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) claimed American Indian ancestry in her application for the State Bar of Texas, according to a new report documenting the previously undisclosed example of Warren claiming American Indian ancestry.

"Warren filled out the card by hand in neat blue ink and signed it," The Washington Post reported. "Dated April 1986, it is the first document to surface showing Warren making the claim in her own handwriting. Her office didn’t dispute its authenticity."

Here is the form Elizabeth Warren filled out for the State Bar of Texas claiming American Indian heritage. pic.twitter.com/VwHifS7BCL

— Amy Gardner (@AmyEGardner) February 6, 2019

The Post notes that this latest revelation is likely to cause problems for Warren because Democrats "want a nominee who can move beyond any problems in their past and present a strong challenge to President Trump."

"The Texas bar registration card is significant, among other reasons, because it removes any doubt that Warren directly claimed the identity," the Post added. "In other instances, Warren has declined to say whether she or an assistant filled out forms."

The post notes that the date on the State Bar of Texas registration card "coincided with her first listing as a 'minority' by the Association of American Law Schools."

"The date Warren reported herself as minority in the directory every year starting in 1986 — when AALS first included a list of minority law professors — to 1995, when her name dropped off the list," The Post continued. "Warren also had her ethnicity changed from white to Native American in December 1989 while working at the University of Pennsylvania. The change came two years after she was hired there."

The revelation comes after Warren apologized last week for to the Cherokee Nation for having claimed American Indian ancestry after her disastrous DNA test.

The New York Times reported that Warren "tried to put a nagging controversy behind her by apologizing privately to a leader of the Cherokee Nation for her decision to take a DNA test to prove her Native American ancestry last year, a move that had angered some tribal leaders and ignited a significant political backlash."

President Donald Trump has repeatedly mocked Warren over her claim, calling her "Pocahontas," a label that Warren has been unable to shake and continually draws attention to the issue.

"Advisers close to Ms. Warren said she has long expressed private concern that she may have damaged her relationships to Native American groups and her own standing with activists, particularly those who are racial minorities," the Times added. "However, as recently as December, Ms. Warren defended the decision to take a DNA test in an interview with The New York Times."

During her first 2020 campaign rally in Iowa earlier this month, Warren "was confronted by a voter in Sioux City on Saturday morning over her controversial decision to use a DNA test to prove her claims to Native American ancestry," according to CNN.

"I am not a person of color," Warren said. "I am not a citizen of a tribe. Tribal citizenship is very different from ancestry. Tribes — and only tribes — determine tribal citizenship, and I respect that difference."

"Pocahontas (the bad version), sometimes referred to as Elizabeth Warren, is getting slammed," Trump tweeted late last year. "She took a bogus DNA test and it showed that she may be 1/1024, far less than the average American. Now Cherokee Nation denies her, 'DNA test is useless.' Even they don’t want her. Phony!"

"Now that her claims of being of Indian heritage have turned out to be a scam and a lie, Elizabeth Warren should apologize for perpetrating this fraud against the American Public," Trump added. "Harvard called her 'a person of color' (amazing con), and would not have taken her otherwise!"

Townhall

Published  2 weeks ago

Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel has filed a grievance against Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) with the State Bar of Texas after Tuesday's revelation that Warren claimed to be American Indian on the registration card she filled out in 1986. The Washington Post obtained the document, which gave us the first instance of Warren claiming Native American heritage in handwriting.

"Attorney Warren should be disciplined for lying and failing to correct a misrepresentation," McDaniel writes to the State Bar.

The chairwoman goes on to cite language from the Texas Disciplinary Rules Of Professional Conduct, which clearly notes that an applicant to the bar shall not "knowingly make a false statement of material fact" or "fail to correct a misapprehension known by the person to have arisen in the matter, or knowingly fail to respond to a lawful demand for information from an admission, reinstatement, or disciplinary authority, except that this rule does not require disclosure of information otherwise protected." The RNC chair also quotes the bar's rules of admission, which demand applicants demonstrate “Good Moral Character and Fitness."

Warren, McDaniel writes, did not check any of those boxes.

"Attorney Warren is now apologizing for misrepresenting herself as an “American Indian” or Native American throughout her career," McDaniel wrote. "It has now been thirty-three (33) years since she made this representation to the Texas Bar and has never made an attempt to correct her registration card. Therefore it is clear that Attorney Warren lacked the “Good Moral Character” required for admission to the Texas Bar and should be disciplined for her three (3) decades of untruthfulness."

Before the State Bar of Texas discovery, we learned that Warren had used her supposed Native American ancestry to gain a position on Harvard University's staff. This past fall Warren tried to double down and prove her ancestry with DNA results. But after the Cherokee Nation shared its frustrations with her, she apologized for the stunt.

They now want her to issue another one.

Rebecca Nagle, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, told CNN’s Brooke Baldwin that Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) “needs to make a public apology” after falsely claiming to be Native American. pic.twitter.com/yICQ4zoFET

— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) February 6, 2019

This post has been updated.

The Washington Times

Published  2 weeks ago

The Republican National Committee asked the Texas state Bar to take disciplinary action against Sen. Elizabeth Warren after reports that she claimed Native American heritage on her law license.

Ms. Warren, Massachusetts Democrat, now says she is not Native American, but The Washington Post reported that when she applied for the bar in 1986 she listed herself as “American Indian.”

The RNC says that puts her in violation of the bar’s requirement to show good moral character.

“It has now been thirty-three (33) years since she made this representation to the Texas Bar and has never made an attempt to correct her registration card. Therefore it is clear that Attorney Warren lacked the ‘Good Moral Character’ required for admission to the Texas Bar and should be disciplined for her three (3) decades of untruthfulness,” RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel wrote.

Ms. Warren is listed as inactive in the Texas bar.

Her license, under bar card No. 20885410, was issued April 11, 1986.

She has no previous reported discipline.

Ms. Warren’s claims about her ancestry have landed her in the middle of political controversy.

Irked by President Trump’s jibes, she took a DNA test that revealed she could have native blood in her ancestry, but it dates back many generations.

She has since apologized to the Cherokee Nation for the DNA stunt.

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Fox News

Published  2 weeks ago

U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez responded to criticism from a top columnist on Tuesday that she had a "rare bad night" during President Trump's State of the Union speech.

Peggy Noonan, the Wall Street Journal columnist, tweeted that the 29-year-old Democrat looked "sullen, teenaged and at a loss" during a night where the freshman rep kept mostly silent and refused to applaud president Trump's remarks as he touted his administration's low unemployment numbers and efforts to cure AIDS and stop sex traffickers.

Ocasio-Cortez - a frequent critic of Trump - took to Twitter to defend herself.

"Why should I be “spirited and warm” for this embarrassment of a #SOTU? Tonight was an unsettling night for our country. The president failed to offer any plan, any vision at all, for our future. We’re flying without a pilot. And I‘m not here to comfort anyone about that fact," she wrote.

Ocasio-Cortez did clap when Trump recognized the number of women in Congress.

Trump's appeal for unity is unlikely to win over many of his Democratic critics in Congress. Before Trump even delivered his speech, California Sen. Kamala Harris, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, said, "We will hear insincere appeals to unity."

Also in the audience were several other Democrats running to challenge Trump in 2020, including Cory Booker of New Jersey, Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Kirsten Gillibrand of New York.

Noonan tweeted, "This has been a deeply adept speech in terms of policy. He cut to the muscle on legal and illegal immigration, on abortion and infanticide, on foreign wars. His vow on socialism will be remembered. Great heroes in the balcony, a real American panoply."

The Gateway Pundit

Published  2 weeks ago

RNC spokeswoman, Kayleigh McEnany said on Wednesday that Instagram, a photo-sharing app owned by Facebook, removed her Elizabeth Warren post and accused McEnany of ‘harassment,’ ‘bullying’ and ‘blackmail.’

“I have been warned by Instagram and cannot operate my account because I posted an image of Elizabeth Warren’s Bar of Texas registration form via Washington Post. I’m warned that I am “harassing,” “bullying,” and “blackmailing” her,” Ms. McEnany said in a tweet with a screenshot of the message from Instagram.

I have been warned by @instagram and cannot operate my account because I posted an image of Elizabeth Warren’s Bar of Texas registration form via @washingtonpost.

I’m warned that I am “harassing,” “bullying,” and “blackmailing” her.

(See below!) pic.twitter.com/uMMlmCbxjz

— Kayleigh McEnany (@kayleighmcenany) February 6, 2019

“This is outrageous. Instagram is targeting conservatives and actively trying to protect 2020 Dems. The censorship from big tech of conservatives has to stop,” McEnany added.

Kayleigh McEnany also said that Instagram will not allow her to operate her account unless she clicks “ok” and agrees that posting Elizabeth Warren’s Texas Bar registration card is “bullying,” “harassment,” and “blackmail.”

UPDATE: It’s 3:44pm & I still can’t access my @instagram account unless I hit “OK” & outrageously agree that posting Warren’s widely reported bar card is “bullying,” “harassment,” & “blackmail.”

I won’t agree to that illogical & asinine assertion. Shame on you @Instagram! pic.twitter.com/US4SqswuLg

— Kayleigh McEnany (@kayleighmcenany) February 6, 2019

The Washington Post first reported on Elizabeth Warren’s Texas Bar registration card Tuesday evening.

Using an open records request during a general inquiry, The Washington Post obtained Elizabeth Warren’s registration card for the State Bar of Texas, revealing Warren identified as an “American Indian.”

This Texas State bar registration card is the first document to be released showing Elizabeth Warren, in her own handwriting, indeed fraudulently used her ‘Native American’ heritage to get ahead.

Warren’s office did not dispute the authenticity of the document and it was widely reported by all major news outlets, but Instagram is not allowing the truth to be shared because they are running cover for a potential 2020 Democrat candidate.

Where the hell is Congress??

Dan Bongino

Published  2 weeks ago

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) has made yet another apology relating to the controversy surrounding her exaggerated claims of Native American heritage.

The apology comes as the Washington Post revealed she labeled herself Native American on her 1986 Texas state bar registration card.

The Massachusetts senator said to the paper, “I can’t go back, but I am sorry for furthering confusion on tribal sovereignty and tribal citizenship and harm that resulted.”

Donald Trump Jr. reacted to the news, writing on Twitter, “Suspicious timing for this to come out. It’s almost like Elizabeth Warren is trying to hide what I’ve said all along about taking advantage of her fake Native American heritage at the expense of real Native Americans and minorities.”

Suspicious timing for this to come out. It’s almost like Elizabeth Warren is trying to hide what I’ve said all along about taking advantage of her fake Native American heritage at the expense of real Native Americans and minorities. pic.twitter.com/ZeKbYa23Jq

— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) February 6, 2019

Last week it was revealed that Warren apologized to the Cherokee Nation for taking a DNA test to prove her scant Native American background.

Tribal leaders said Warren apologized, but would not specify what she said, according to Tulsa World.

In a statement, Cherokee Nation said, “Senator Warren has reached out to us and has apologized to the tribe. We are encouraged by this dialogue and understanding that being a Cherokee Nation tribal citizen is rooted in centuries of culture and laws not through DNA tests. We are encouraged by her action and hope that the slurs and mockery of tribal citizens and Indian history and heritage will now come to an end,” the Cherokee Nation said in a statement.”

Warren took a DNA test in October which determined she was between 0.09 and 1.5 percent Native American. At the time, Cherokee Nation said her test was “inappropriate and wrong” and “undermined” tribal interests.

Warren’s apologies come as she prepares to formally announce her 2020 run for president. She is expected to make her announcement on February 9 after recently visiting Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina.

Dan Bongino

Published  2 weeks ago

RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel has filed a grievance against Sen. Elizabeth Warren with the State Bar of Texas after it was revealed the Senator once claimed to be American Indian on her registration card.

The Hill writes that McDaniel “called that a misrepresentation and wrote to the state bar’s chief disciplinary counsel to argue the senator had failed to correct her registration card from 1986, and therefore violated the state’s requirements that applicants have ‘good moral character and fitness.'”

McDaniel wrote to the Texas Bar, “Attorney Warren is now apologizing for misrepresenting herself as an ‘American Indian’ or Native American throughout her career.”

She continued, “It has now been thirty-three (33) years since she made this representation to the Texas Bar and has never made an attempt to correct her registration card. Therefore it is clear that Attorney Warren lacked the ‘Good Moral Character’ required for admission to the Texas Bar and should be disciplined for her three (3) decades of untruthfulness.”

The Washington Post revealed yesterday that Warren listed herself as “American Indian” on her Texas Bar registration card.

Warren apologized for lying about her heritage, telling the paper, “I can’t go back, but I am sorry for furthering confusion on tribal sovereignty and tribal citizenship and harm that resulted.”

Warren took a DNA test in October which determined she was between 1/64 Native American and 1/1,024 Native American. At the time, Cherokee Nation said her test was “inappropriate and wrong” and “undermined” tribal interests.

Last week, it was revealed the Senator apologized to the Cherokee Nation for taking the DNA test.

In a statement, Cherokee Nation said, “Senator Warren has reached out to us and has apologized to the tribe. We are encouraged by this dialogue and understanding that being a Cherokee Nation tribal citizen is rooted in centuries of culture and laws not through DNA tests…”

Fox News

Published  2 weeks ago

The national spokesperson for the GOP claimed Wednesday that Instagram banned her access from the social media site after she posted a photo of Sen. Elizabeth Warren's registration form for the Texas Bar in which the senator identified as a Native American.

Kayleigh McEnany tweeted on Wednesday that Instagram shut down her access to the platform for posting the photo, which was first published by The Washington Post on Tuesday.

The photo shows that Warren, D-Mass., listed her race as "American Indian." The revelation came a week after the senator apologized to the Cherokee Nation for taking a DNA test to prove she had Native American ancestry.

WARREN CAMPAIGN LAUNCH CLOUDED BY LATEST ANCESTRY TWIST: 'THIS DRIP, DRIP, DRIP IS NOT GOOD POLITICS'

Instagram deleted McEnany's post of Warren's registration form because, according to a screenshot she posted of the notification, "it doesn't follow [Instagram's] Community Guidelines on harassment or bullying."

Instagram, according to McEnany, claimed that the photo of the form "targets private individuals to degrade or shame them," by using "personal information shared to harass or blackmail people."

McEnany said Instagram has locked her out of her account until she hits "OK" to agree to the community guidelines message, which she tweeted she won't do because she doesn't agree that it's harassment or blackmail.

"I won’t agree to that illogical & asinine assertion," she wrote. The removal of the post, she wrote, is Instagram "targeting conservatives and actively trying to protect 2020 Dems."

Warren is expected to formally announce she's running for president during a rally in Massachusetts on Saturday.

The Democratic senator grew up in Oklahoma and for decades claimed to have Native American heritage. But it wasn’t until her successful 2012 campaign for the U.S. Senate in Massachusetts that she revealed she had claimed minority status at universities where she worked.

She rolled out her DNA results weeks before the 2018 midterm elections. The revelations fueled claims by Republican critics that she used a trace amount of Native American heritage to advance her academic career.

The DNA test revealed strong evidence the Massachusetts senator had a Native-American ancestor dating back six to 10 generations. But that means if Warren’s great-great-great-grandmother were Native American, she would be considered 1/64 Native American. Should Warren’s ancestor date back 10 generations, she would be only 1/1,024 Native American.

Instagram did not immediately respond to Fox News' request for comment.

Fox News' Paul Steinhauser and Gregg Re contributed to this report.

Sara A. Carter

Published  2 weeks ago

A 1984 document obtained by The Washington Post revealed Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) identified her race as “American Indian” on her State Bar of Texas registration card. Warren claimed she had ties to the Native Americans on multiple occasions.

President Trump has referred to Warren as Pocahontas throughout his presidency. Moreover, Trump said he would pledge $1 million to the senator’s favorite charity if the DNA tests proved her alleged heritage.

Warren took the test at the end of 2018. The test results traced her Native American blood six to ten generations back, according to the Boston Globe. The results showed that Warren may only be 1/1024 Native American Indian. Warren’s elation with the news was quickly criticized. Cherokee Nation Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr. lambasted Warren in an op-ed for the Tulsa World.

NIWRC is a nonprofit working to protect Native women from violence. More than half of all Native women have experienced sexual violence, and the majority of violent crimes against Native Americans are perpetrated by non-Natives.

Send them your $1M check, @realDonaldTrump.

— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) October 15, 2018

“These events — and disparaging statements made by elected leaders and political pundits in response — may cause some to question the value of tribal citizenship.” said the Cherokee leader.

“When someone boasts they are Native American due to the results of a DNA test, it perpetuates the general public’s misunderstanding about what it means to be a tribal citizen,” the leader criticized the use of the DNA results as a means to getting ahead with no regard for community ties.

Warren later apologized to the Cherokee nation telling the Washington Post, “I can’t go back. But I am sorry for furthering confusion on tribal sovereignty and tribal citizenship and harm that resulted.”

Breitbart

Published  2 weeks ago

During President Donald Trump’s State of the Union Address (SOTU) on Tuesday evening, the president slammed the country’s political elite and donor class for supporting open borders for the nation while living “behind walls.”

“No issue better illustrates the divide between America’s working class and America’s political class than illegal immigration,” Trump said. “Wealthy politicians and donors push for open borders while living their lives behind walls, and gates, and guards.”

As Breitbart News has chronicled, this is true as many of the country’s political elite and donor class advocate for mass illegal and legal immigration while living in gated communities, walled-off mansions, and behind enormous barriers designed to keep intruders out.

Most notably are the gates, walls, and fences surrounding the homes of Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (D-NY), tech billionaire Bill Gates, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio (D), former House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D), and former President Barack Obama.

PHOTOS: From Vatican Walls to Obama’s Fence, 20 Barriers Around the Worldhttps://t.co/oHkPOTwIzx

The Clintons enjoy a massive white security fence around their Chappaqua, New York, home where onlookers can barely get a glimpse of their house because of the widescale barrier.

Billionaire Bill Gates, who dishes out hundreds of thousands of dollars every election cycle to pro-mass immigration lawmakers, enjoys safety and security at his mansion off Lake Washington as it is surrounded not only by enormous gates but also a natural lake and tree barriers.

Outside Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-MA) Cambridge, Massachusettes, home stands an iron fence that surrounds not only her front entrance but her entire yard to keep pedestrians off her property.

John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter at @JxhnBinder.

WayneDupree.com

Published  2 weeks ago

Sen. Elizabeth Warren is in freefall.

The Washington Post posted a Texas Bar Law registration card where she added “Indian” off to the side as if she thought about it at the last second. I just learned that Warren plagiarized a recipe from the New York Times and published it for her book. It’s all but certain that Warren is a fraud.

The Daily Mail ran a feature back in 2018 detailing Warren stealing a recipe and publishing it as her own. It was under the radar, but now that you have it in your hands, you can share too.

This woman has a real problem with the truth. It turns out her cookbook was full of recipes that were not family recipes at all.

Massachusetts Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren is yet again in hot water after new allegations have surfaced that she plagiarized her ‘Cherokee’ recipes in the book Pow Wow Chow from the New York Times and other publications.

Radio talk show host Howie Carr released damning evidence that appears to confirm that Mrs Warren’s weren’t handed down from generation to generation, they were picked up in the newspaper.

Related: Elizabeth Warren Apologizes “Privately” For Identifying Herself As A Native American For Last Two Decades!

Mrs Warren has been under scrutiny since she first claimed Native American heritage, arguing that because her great-great-great-grandmother was Cherokee, she is a member of the community.

The 1984 cookbook Pow Wow Chow was edited by Mrs Warren’s cousin Candy Rowsey and is billed as a collection of recipes from the Five Civilized Tribes.

Mrs Warren’s recipes are featured alongside her mother’s directions for sugar cake and her two children’s recipe for peach cobbler.

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I Love My Freedom

Published  2 weeks ago

Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren has backed off calling herself Native American after a DNA test showed she might be 1/1024th Indian. She said she never used her "Native American" heritage to get ahead in life. Get

dailycaller

Published  2 weeks ago

Instagram apologized Wednesday after erroneously removing a post by Republican Party national spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany.

McEnany revealed earlier Wednesday that Instagram removed an image of Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s Bar of Texas registration that she posted to her account. The registration was first reported out by The Washington Post and shows that Warren identified herself as an American Indian on the form.

McEnany’s Instagram post pointed out that Warren once claimed she never used her family’s claim to Native American heritage to her professional advantage — a claim called into question by the Texas registration.

However, McEnany’s post was removed for allegedly violating community guidelines, according to screenshots McEnany posted to her Twitter account.

I have been warned by @instagram and cannot operate my account because I posted an image of Elizabeth Warren’s Bar of Texas registration form via @washingtonpost.

I’m warned that I am “harassing,” “bullying,” and “blackmailing” her.

(See below!) pic.twitter.com/uMMlmCbxjz

— Kayleigh McEnany (@kayleighmcenany) February 6, 2019

A warning from Instagram claims McEnany violated the platform’s community guidelines on “harassment and bullying,” which prevents targeting private individuals or posting personal information, threats or intimate photos.

McEnany also said that she was unable to access her account until she agreed with Instagram’s assessment that her post violated community guidelines. (RELATED: Daily Caller Editor In Chief Locked Out Of Account For Tweeting ‘Learn To Code’)

UPDATE: It’s 3:44pm & I still can’t access my @instagram account unless I hit “OK” & outrageously agree that posting Warren’s widely reported bar card is “bullying,” “harassment,” & “blackmail.”

I won’t agree to that illogical & asinine assertion. Shame on you @Instagram! pic.twitter.com/US4SqswuLg

— Kayleigh McEnany (@kayleighmcenany) February 6, 2019

Instagram reviewed the post after an inquiry from The Daily Caller and revealed that they had made an error.

“We incorrectly removed this image for including personal information, in this case the home address of someone else, which is not allowed on Instagram,” an Instagram spokesperson told the Caller. “On secondary review, we confirmed that the image included an office address and not a personal home address. The content has now been restored and we apologize for the mistake.”

The Bar of Texas registration form contains an address for Warren that is clearly marked as “office.” Warren’s home address and birth date are blocked from view on the document.

Prior to the post being restored, McEnany accused Instagram of unfairly targeting conservatives on the platform.

“This is outrageous. @Instagram is targeting conservatives and actively trying to protect 2020 Dems. The censorship from big tech of conservatives has to stop,” she wrote on Twitter.

Breitbart

Published  2 weeks ago

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) identified as “American Indian” on her Texas Bar registration card, raising new questions about whether the 2020 Democrat presidential contender used her claim of Native American heritage to advance her career, according to a report released Tuesday evening.

The Washington Post obtained the registration card, which was previously undisclosed, during an open records request. As the Post noted, the card was handwritten using blue ink and signed by Warren. The card shows Warren wrote “American Indian” for her “race” and is dated April 1986. A spokesperson for the Massachusetts Democrat did not dispute the card’s authenticity, according to the newspaper.

Elizabeth Warren filled out a form for the State Bar of Texas in 1986 claiming American Indian heritage, according to documents reviewed by The Post https://t.co/YQjkCIxkDt

In a brief statement with the Post, Warren once again apologized for claiming Native American heritage.

“I can’t go back,” she said. “But I am sorry for furthering confusion on tribal sovereignty and tribal citizenship and harm that resulted.”

Warren, asked in a brief interview Tuesday if she’d intended the apology to include labeling herself as Native American when at the University of Pennsylvania and at Harvard University, replied “yes.” She gave the same response when asked if it included labeling herself as a minority in the Association of American Law Schools directory.

“I told him I was sorry for furthering confusion about tribal citizenship,” Warren said. “I am also sorry for not being more mindful about this decades ago. We had a good conversation.” CNN reported her broader apology on Monday.

This development comes after the Cherokee Nation confirmed Warren apologized for taking a DNA test to prove her Native American heritage.

Last Friday, Tribe spokeswoman Julie Hubbard said that the senator had apologized “for causing confusion on tribal sovereignty and tribal citizenship and the harm that has resulted.”

“I understand that she apologized for causing confusion on tribal sovereignty and tribal citizenship and the harm that has resulted,” said Hubbard. “The chief and secretary of state appreciate that she has reaffirmed that she is not a Cherokee Nation citizen or a citizen of any tribal nation.”

Warren released what she said were her DNA test results in October in a failed attempt to bolster her prior claims of Native American heritage.

The DNA test was conducted by a lab in Georgia, which provided no chain of custody of the DNA sample from Warren to them. They forwarded the data results of that DNA test to Stanford University professor Carlos D. Bustamante, who analyzed that data and wrote a report based on his analysis of it. Bustamante’s report stated that Warren shared DNA with residents of Colombia, Mexico, and Peru, not Native Americans who are members of tribes in the United States. The results of that analysis, published on October 16, showed Warren may have a common ancestor who lived approximately six to 10 generations ago with residents of Colombia, Mexico, and Peru. These results mean that at the very least, Warren shares 1/1024 common DNA with residents of Colombia, Mexico, and Peru. At the very most, she shares 1/64 common DNA with residents of Colombia, Mexico, and Peru.

She had previously said her Native American roots were part of “family lore.”

The Cherokee Nation complained then that tribal nations, not DNA tests, determine citizenship and that Warren was “undermining tribal interests with her continued claims of tribal heritage.”

“A DNA test is useless to determine tribal citizenship,” Cherokee Nation Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr. said at the time. “Current DNA tests do not even distinguish whether a person’s ancestors were indigenous to North or South America.”

“It makes a mockery out of DNA tests and its legitimate uses while also dishonoring legitimate tribal governments and their citizens, whose ancestors are well documented and whose heritage is proven,” he added.

Warren’s campaign declined to comment Friday.

Middle East Eye

Published  2 weeks ago

Senate passes Middle East bill that includes provision against Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement

WayneDupree.com

Published  2 weeks ago

The Law Offices of Hemmer Law sent letters to 54 individuals who allegedly defamed members of Covington Catholic High School and it's a long list. Todd V.

The Washington Times

Published  2 weeks ago

Sen. Elizabeth Warren claimed to be an “American Indian” when registering for the State Bar of Texas in 1986, the first example of her personally using her dubious accounts to further her career.

The Washington Post reported Tuesday that it had acquired, via an open records request, her registration card and a Post reporter tweeted out an image of the card.

The card, written in ink and signed personally by Ms. Warren, identifies her as an “American Indian.”

Here is the form Elizabeth Warren filled out for the State Bar of Texas claiming American Indian heritage. pic.twitter.com/VwHifS7BCL

— Amy Gardner (@AmyEGardner) February 6, 2019

The document had not been previously reported and Ms. Warren has downplayed similar claims in other venues such as the Harvard Law School faculty book, in part by saying the claim was made by others on her behalf.

According to the Post, Ms. Warren’s office didn’t dispute the card as an authentic document.

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The Gateway Pundit

Published  2 weeks ago

A breaking report by the Washington Post found Senator Elizabeth Warren claimed on the Texas State Bar Card in 1986 that she was ‘American Indian.” Warren was using this lie to advance her career way back in 1986. In 2018 Elizabeth Warren finally took a DNA test and found that she was less Native American […]

Breitbart

Published  2 weeks ago

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) hinted on Wednesday that there are more damaging documents in which she claimed to have Native American heritage.

Fox News

Published  2 weeks ago

Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who announced a sweeping "Green New Deal" on Thursday that promises to render air travel obsolete, get rid of flatulent cows and ensure economic security for everyone in less than a decade, seemingly contradicted herself in a span of twelve hours on the nature of the government's role in the massive undertaking.

MAGA Daily Report

Published  2 weeks ago

The fallout from the latest Elizabeth Warren debacle has been swift and fierce. Her presidential aspirations are over - believe me she will not survive this to run - leaving just one question, will she resign

The Gateway Pundit

Published  2 weeks ago

On Wednesday Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel filed a grievance against Elizabeth Warren with the State Bar of Texas. In the letter, Chairwoman McDaniel requests disciplinary action be taken against Warren for lying and failing to correct a misrepresentation she made on her Texas Bar registration card where she identified as “American Indian.” Elizabeth […]

Zero Hedge

Published  2 weeks ago

"Fauxcahontas" is never going to live this one down.

In a report published Tuesday night, just before President Trump started his State of the Union, the Washington Post revealed that it had discovered a document where 2020 Democratic presidential contender Elizabeth Warren, who was exposed by a DNA test that backfired late last year for having a negligible amount of Native American heritage, listed her race as "American Indian" on a registration card for the Texas State Bar in the mid-1980s.

The card lists Warren's name, gender and the address for the University of Texas law school in Austin, where she was working at the time. On the line for "race," Warren wrote: "American Indian." Meanwhile, lines for "National Origin" and "Physical handicap" were left blank.

One spokeswoman said Warren was sorry for "not more mindful of this" (presumably referring to the risks that this would all blow up in her face later in life), when she was younger, and for falsely identifying as a Native American for more than two decades.

"I can't go back," Warren told WaPo.

WaPo explained that it found the card through an open-records request.

Using an open records request during a general inquiry, for example, The Post obtained Warren’s registration card for the State Bar of Texas, providing a previously undisclosed example of Warren identifying as an "American Indian."

The card was filled out by Warren after she was admitted to the Texas bar. Her reasons for joining the bar are unclear: Though, at the time, she was doing legal work on the side, the work wasn't anything that required her to be admitted to the bar. The date on the card coincided with her fist self-identified listing as a "minority" by the Association of American Law Schools, where she reported herself as a minority in the directory every year beginning in 1986 (the year the Association started listing minority law professors). Her name dropped off that list in 1995.

Warren also famously had her ethnicity changed to Native American from "White" in December, 1989 while working at UPenn, two years after she was hired. She also listed her ethnicity as Native American when she started working at Harvard Law School in 1995.

In a sign that Warren's listing herself as Native American may have been more an act of self-delusion than an attempt to give herself a leg up in the world of academia, the card explicitly states that "the following information is for statistical purposes only and will not be disclosed to any person or organization without the express written consent of the attorney."

Back in October, Warren's decision to release her DNA test results revealed that she had a negligible level of Native American heritage (possibly as little as 1/1,024 Native) while the stunt - which backfired spectacularly - angered leaders of the Cherokee nation, who, as WaPo explained, typically exercise tight control over the process of connecting individuals with the tribe. Warren's apology for that incident hasn't been uniformly accepted, and there are still some who want to see a more thorough apology from Warren.

Whether this is enough to sink her primary bid remains to be seen. But one thing is for sure: We imagine President Trump will be weighing in with some more prospective campaign materials.

MAGA Daily Report

Published  2 weeks ago

Elizabeth Warren will not be able to squirm her way out of this blunder – no matter how many times she calls up the Cherokee’s and apologizes.

The Democrats are big proponents of setting aside special deals for people wronged by history and it is a good practice in theory.

But in reality, it leads to people like Elizabeth Warren trying to game the system for their benefit by claiming to be American Indian.

She danced around the subject and hoped it would go away, but a bombshell report by the Washington Post yesterday will sink her 2020 chances because they produced photographic evidence, in her own handwriting, of her trying to game the system by saying she was Native America.

From CNN: Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren listed her race as “American Indian” on a State Bar of Texas registration card in 1986, the Washington Post reported Tuesday.

The Post’s reporting represents a previously unknown instance of Warren claiming her race as Native American and the first document that appears to definitively show Warren making the claim in her own handwriting. According to the Post, Warren has previously declined to answer whether she or an assistant filled out forms in which her race was listed as Native American.

Warren’s longstanding assertions of having Native American heritage have dogged her political career and provided fodder for attacks from President Donald Trump. Her use of DNA testing to confirm her limited Native roots last year was met with fierce criticism from some Native American groups. The prospective 2020 Democratic presidential candidate is expected to formally announce her entrance into the race on Saturday after forming an exploratory committee on New Year’s Eve.

The card, obtained by the Post in an open records request, lists Warren’s alma maters of the University of Houston and Rutgers Law School but no other racial identifiers.

Well well well.

I've been told it was a "Faux News Myth" but here *in her own handwriting* Liz #Warren claims to be "American Indian" on her law school registration.

So she has been lying all this time.https://t.co/jmWK2WMWLr pic.twitter.com/jhiKEeubb0

— MJB Wolf (@mjbwolf) February 6, 2019

A Warren aide did not dispute to CNN the card’s legitimacy or Warren’s handwriting, and noted that the form was not a part of the application to the bar, but rather a registration card to the Texas Bar after the senator was already admitted. The aide declined to comment on whether there might be other unreported examples of Warren having claimed American Indian heritage.

“As Senator Warren has said she is not a citizen of any tribe and only tribes determine tribal citizenship. She is sorry that she was not more mindful of this earlier in her career,” said Kristen Orthman, a spokeswoman for Warren, in a statement.

Republican National Committee spokesman Mike Reed accused Warren of apologizing at a time that was politically convenient.

“Now, four days before her formal presidential launch, she’s issued a politically opportunistic apology that doesn’t go nearly far enough,” Reed said in a statement. “Warren pretended to be a minority to climb the Ivy League ladder — a lie that will continue to haunt her presidential ambitions.”

The Weekly Standard

Published  2 weeks ago

Elizabeth Warren, the Democratic candidate for Senate in Massachusetts running against incumbent Republican Scott Brown, received a 20-year interest-free loan from her employer, Harvard University, in 1996, the Boston Herald reports:

The Gateway Pundit

Published  2 weeks ago

HOLY CRAP!

FRAUDSTER CAUGHT!

Democrat elites take Elizabeth Warren out at the knees!

THIS WAS A BRUTAL HIT AGAINST A SERIAL LIAR!

The Washington Post reported this tonight!

Using an open records request during a general inquiry, The Washington Post obtained Elizabeth Warren’s registration card for the State Bar of Texas, revealing Warren identified as an “American Indian.”

Elizabeth Warren apologized for claiming to be Native American for nearly two decades as she struggles to put the scandal behind her as she prepares to announce her 2020 Presidential bid.

“I can’t go back,” Warren said in an interview with The Washington Post. “But I am sorry for furthering confusion on tribal sovereignty and tribal citizenship and harm that resulted.”

Warren apologized to the chief of the Cherokee Nation last week marking the first time she has ever apologized for falsely claiming Native American heritage.

The Democrat Massachusetts Senator created a firestorm recently after she took a DNA test which only proved she was 1/1024th ‘Peruvian.’

Elizabeth Warren released employment documents last summer to argue that she didn’t use her so-called ‘Native American’ heritage to further her career.

Now we have evidence to the contrary. Elizabeth Warren filled out the registration card by hand and signed it.

This Texas State bar registration card is the first document to be releases showing Elizabeth Warren indeed fraudulently used her ‘Native American’ heritage to get ahead.

Warren’s office did not dispute the authenticity of the document, the Washington Post reported.

Fox News

Published  2 weeks ago

New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Monday unveiled new details on the so-called "Green New Deal" she plans to introduce in a matter of days, as she worked behind-the-scenes to rally congressional support for the proposal that could cost as much as $7 trillion.

Daily Intelligencer

Published  2 weeks ago

Howard Schultz’s presidential campaign opened up to mixed reviews — within the prized demographic of socially liberal, fiscally moderate billionaire moguls. (Michael Bloomberg expressed disapproval, while Schultz himself expresses strong enthusiasm.) Every other demographic category has registered a catastrophically negative response. Change Research found Schultz’s favorable rating among the public is 4 percent, with 40 percent viewing him unfavorably, and the rest not knowing who this person is.

The poll even tested prompting respondents with favorable descriptions of Schultz — “Howard Schultz is a true American success story … He believes that the system is broken and there are extremists on both sides, and only an independent centrist can solve the problems that Republicans and Democrats refuse to fix.” — which nonetheless failed to coax more than 9 percent of the public to express support for Schultz’s campaign against any opponent. The polling still found that Schultz’s dismal percentage of support was nonetheless enough to swing the election to Donald Trump against most possible Democratic opponents. So it is simultaneously true that almost nobody likes Schultz and that he could pull enough votes to reelect Trump.

Perhaps in an effort to push back against this data, Schultz’s team released very partial internal polling data. Somewhat suspiciously, the data did not show what information the respondents were given about Schultz, to possibly prompt them to support him. The bottom-line figures showed Schultz drawing a whopping 17 percent of the national vote in a three-way race with Trump and either Kamala Harris or Elizabeth Warren. The same figures showed Trump beating both Democrats 33 to 32 percent.

In other words, Schultz’s own polling indicates he would lose badly, and would throw the race to Trump. The independent polling is even worse than that.

Partisan Republicans have supplied one of the few sources of support for Schultz’s candidacy. The Wall Street Journal has an editorial praising Schultz and attacking his Democratic critics for being afraid of his as-yet hypothetical ideas. “They seem to fear a policy debate,” sneers the editorial, which at no point contemplates even the possibility that Democrats actually fear Schultz’s spoiler potential. Schultz approvingly tweeted out the editorial.

Fox News reports that Schultz “told advisors that he was shocked by the stridency of the attacks made by Democrats,” a fact that, if true, would indicate an ignorance of the political system so proud it would be disqualifying. In case he hasn’t been following this closely, lots of people really want to defeat Trump and really do not want to open up a window for a historically unpopular president with a strong base but very low ceiling of approval to squeak through a split electorate with a minority of the vote.

Apparently Schultz expected his announcement to go over like the rollout of a new seasonal coffee flavor. Turns out people really dislike this Trump guy and don’t want some wealthy political tourist wandering into a political war they’ve been devoting every waking hour to winning! Who knew?

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Breitbart

Published  2 weeks ago

Nick Sandmann's legal team released a 15-minute video on Friday exposing "the truth" about what happened at the March for Life.

True Pundit

Published  2 weeks ago

BOSTON — U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren wants to make sure the United States never uses nuclear weapons first.

The Massachusetts Democrat has introduced a bill with Democratic U.S. Rep. Adam Smith of Washington that would make it the official policy of the United States not to use nuclear weapons first.

The lawmakers say the United States currently retains the option to be the first to use nuclear weapons in a conflict, even in response to a non-nuclear attack.

They said banning the use of nuclear weapons for first-strike purposes would “reduce the chances of a nuclear miscalculation.”- READ MORE

Washington Examiner

Published  2 weeks ago

Another instance has surfaced where Sen. Elizabeth Warren identified herself as Native American, this time when registering for the State Bar of Texas.

On the 1986 registration card, obtained by the Washington Post, the Democrat from Massachusetts identified her race as “American Indian.”

Warren, who is in the running for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020, has faced criticism, especially from President Trump, for her claims to Native American heritage decades ago when applying for law school professorships.

Trump has called Warren “Pocahontas” and said that he would donate $1 million to a charity of her choosing if she took a DNA test and proved that she is Native American.

Warren has maintained her claims to aboriginal blood, and publicized a DNA test that revealed she is as little as 1/1024th American Indian, which is less than the average European American.

Last week, Warren issued a private apology to the Cherokee Nation for making the test results public, the first time on record that she apologized for the ordeal. The specifics of the apology were not made public.

“I can’t go back,” Warren told the Post. “But I am sorry for furthering confusion on tribal sovereignty and tribal citizenship and harm that resulted.”

In the 2020 race, Warren will need to appeal to minority, nonwhite voters to be successful.

The Democratic field is expected to be crowded, and more than a half dozen have already entered a bid and launched their campaigns, including fellow Sens. Kamala Harris, Calif., Kirsten Gillibrand, N.Y., and Cory Booker, N.J.

The Palmieri Report

Published  2 weeks ago

A wealthy Democratic donor club plotting the future of the liberal movement hopes to be fighting for reparations by 2022, according to a document obtained by the Washington Free Beacon from the Democracy Alliance’s spring conference this week in Atlanta.

The desire was stated in the invitation for a Monday reception during the annual spring gathering, which was attended by top Democratic Party officials such as DNC chairman Tom Perez, former Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe, and Reps. Raul Grijalva (Ariz.) and Mark Pocan (Wis.).

The reception, “Way to Win: 2022 Victory Party,” was presented as a look forward at what’s possible if Democrats can be effective in coming elections.

“It’s 2022 and we are celebrating policy victories across the nation: Medicare for All and Free College, and next on the agenda is Reparations,” the group projected, according to an invitation to the event.

“Take a ride in our time machine to hear from the true political geniuses who made this happen,” it says.

The group further predicts that the successful implementation of universal health care and free college will lead to more sweeping election victories, including the governorship in Texas and its electoral votes in the 2024 presidential election.

“Because we’re governing with gusto, we’re seeing victories up and down the ballot—including winning a governorship in Texas and putting 38 electoral votes in grasp by 2024,” it says. “Stop in 2020 and 2019 when local power builders turned Arizona and Florida solidly blue and established Virginia as a progressive governance juggernaut.”

The event was headlined with a speech by Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, who the group predicted would “set the course for a new wave of leaders.” She was pictured on the night of the event with McAuliffe, who was also a featured speaker at the conference and is considering a run for president in 2020.

Abrams has not publicly backed plans for universal health care or free college tuition, both policy positions supported by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.). She has also not come out in support of reparations, a policy proposal that even Sanders has come out against.

Representatives for the DNC, which had a substantial presence at this week’s conference, did not respond to a request for comment on whether it thinks a push for policies such as reparations would be politically wise for the party.

The Democracy Alliance is the left’s biggest donor club and has been embraced in recent years by party leadership. Its donor conferences have featured appearances by Democratic minority leader Nancy Pelosi and prominent Democratic senators such as Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) and Kamala Harris (Calif.).

The “2022 Victory Party” event was cohosted by a number of prominent liberal groups such as Planned Parenthood Action Fund, the Collective PAC—a collection of entities with a mission to build “black political power”—and the Women Donors Action Network, which seeks to leverage the power of progressive women donors.

The Solidaire Network, a group of wealthy liberal donors who foster protest and direct action, was also involved with the event. The Solidaire Network joined forces with two other liberal groups to form a “resistance” fund that combats “immediate threats” to “immigrants, women, Muslim and Arab-American communities, black people, LGBTQ communities, and all people of color” and push back against Republicans.

The Center for Popular Democracy, a New York-based progressive advocacy group, was also a cohost. The Center for Popular Democracy’s sister organization, the Center for Popular Democracy Action Fund, leads a massive $80 million anti-Trump network that spans across 32 states.

Rep. Keith Ellison, the deputy chair of the DNC, last year publicly threw his support behind the network.

“This national network, led by working class people of color and immigrants, will supply the power and the fight we need to resist the Trump administration’s all-out assault on American values,” Ellison said. “I look forward to standing with CPD Action’s leaders in the streets and in Congress to win real progressive change.”

The Center for Popular Democracy, which has partnerships with more than 50 left-wing activist groups across the country, is also funded by the Democracy Alliance, whose members each vow to steer hundreds of thousands in funding to approved groups of the secretive donor network.

Neither the Democracy Alliance nor any of the event cohosts responded to requests for comment.

Sean Hannity

Published  2 weeks ago

Potential 2020 democratic hopeful Elizabeth Warren introduced legislation Monday to effectively ban the United States’ first-strike nuclear option; saying the bill would “reduce” the risk of a nuclear war.

“The Massachusetts Democrat has introduced a bill with Democratic U.S. Rep. Adam Smith of Washington that would make it the official policy of the United States not to use nuclear weapons first,” writes the Boston Herald. “The lawmakers say the United States currently retains the option to be the first to use nuclear weapons in a conflict, even in response to a non-nuclear attack.”

Elizabeth Warren introduces bill to ban U.S. first-strike nuclear option https://t.co/LbhgXf258H pic.twitter.com/FZa94rGJxj

— The Washington Times (@WashTimes) February 3, 2019

The legislation is co-sponsored by Sen. Ed Markey and California Democratic Rep. Ted Lieu.

Read the full report at the Boston Herald.

Fox News

Published  2 weeks ago

The single biggest political development of recent days has barely made news: Hillary Clinton’s ­political career is over, kaput, ­finished.

Sean Hannity

Published  2 weeks ago

A new poll published Monday shows a whopping 76% of registered voters think the federal government should raise taxes on America’s highest earners; making the issue a top liberal priority heading into the 2020 presidential election.

“Surveys are showing overwhelming support for raising taxes on top earners, including a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll released Monday that found 76 percent of registered voters believe the wealthiest Americans should pay more in taxes,” writes Politico.

“There is a deep wellspring in terms of perception of unfairness in the economy that’s been tapped into here that either didn’t exist five years ago or existed and had not had a chance to be expressed,” adds one economic insider.

The report comes as national Democrats -including Rep. Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Elizabeth Warren- suggested raising taxes to 70% on wealthy Americans to help finance massive entitlement programs -including ‘Medicare for All.’

Read the full report at Politico.

Fox News

Published  2 weeks ago

Too many Democrats have stopped believing in the American dream and instead favor big tax increases to funding expensive programs.

Fox News

Published  2 weeks ago

Congressional Democrats are using their guest lists for the State of the Union address on Tuesday to score political points against President Trump on immigration, the government shutdown and more. 

Conservative Tribune

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Fox News

Published  2 weeks ago

President Trump vowed during his State of the Union address Tuesday night that "America will never be a socialist country," in an apparent rebuke to self-described socialist Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Vermont Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders that drew loud cheers and a standing ovation from Republicans.

Blunt Force Truth

Published  2 weeks ago

HOLY CRAP!

FRAUDSTER CAUGHT!

Democrat elites take Elizabeth Warren out at the knees!

THIS WAS A BRUTAL HIT AGAINST A SERIAL LIAR!

The Washington Post reported this tonight!

Using an open records request during a general inquiry, The Washington Post obtained Elizabeth Warren’s registration card for the State Bar of Texas, revealing Warren identified as an “American Indian.”

Elizabeth Warren apologized for claiming to be Native American for nearly two decades as she struggles to put the scandal behind her as she prepares to announce her 2020 Presidential bid.

“I can’t go back,” Warren said in an interview with The Washington Post. “But I am sorry for furthering confusion on tribal sovereignty and tribal citizenship and harm that resulted.”

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Fox News

Published  2 weeks ago

Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren indicated that her race was "American Indian" in a handwritten registration form filed in 1986 with the Texas State Bar, according to a new report on Tuesday that documents the presidential hopeful's efforts to identify as a minority during her earliest days as a law professor.

The revelation, initially reported by The Washington Post, is the first known instance of Warren claiming Native American ancestry in her own handwriting. It threatened to add more ammunition to already-frequent attacks by Republicans, including President Trump, deriding Warren for claiming such ancestry to bolster her academic career.

Warren's office, questioned by The Post, did not dispute the authenticity of the bar card.

Last week, Warren apologized to the Cherokee Nation for taking a DNA test in an attempt to prove she had Native-American ancestry, and on Tuesday, she again more broadly apologized for identifying as Native American "for almost two decades," according to The Post.

TRUMP IN FOX NEWS INTERVIEW: WARREN'S 'PSYCHIATRIST' KNOWS WHETHER SHE THINKS SHE CAN WIN IN 2020

The bright-yellow bar card is dated April 1986, when Warren was a professor at the University of Texas School of Law. Past reporting by several outlets, including CNN, had indicated that Warren "had not" listed herself as a minorit in her "student applications and during her time as a teacher at the University of Texas."

The State Bar document, which functions as a kind of directory entry for lawyers, is among multiple instances in which Warren characterized herself as a Native American. She indicated that she was Cherokee in an Oklahoma cookbook called " Pow Wow Chow" in 1984, and listed herself as a minority in the Association of American Law Schools Directory of Faculty from 1986 to 1995 -- a move she said later was an effort to "connect" with other “people like me."

Warren dropped off the list in 1995, after moving to Harvard Law School. But in 1996, an article in the student-run Harvard Crimson apparently indicated that faculty members and administrators still believed Warren was Native American.

"Although the conventional wisdom among students and faculty is that the Law School faculty includes no minority women, Chmura said Professor of Law Elizabeth Warren is Native American," the article stated.

And a 2005 document obtained by The Hill indicated that the University of Pennsylvania Law School considered Warren among its past minority faculty members. Warren, who had resigned by the time the university published that document, taught at the law school in the 1980s and 1990s before taking a professorship at Harvard.

Warren's prospective presidential candidacy has had a rocky start since she announced that she had formed an exploratory committee for a White House bid on Dec. 31. That evening, Warren was widely mocked for appearing in an Instagram live feed and awkwardly telling the audience, "Hold on a second -- I'm gonna get me a beer."

Warren's' husband later walked into the kitchen, prompting Warren to tell him, "Thank you for being here." He replied, matter-of-factly: "Enjoy your beer."

Trump later savaged the episode as "the Elizabeth Warren beer catastrophe."

On Tuesday, filings revealed that Warren is worth more than $4 million -- complicating her effort to appeal to working-class voters with proposals like an unprecedented tax on wealth. in January, Warren proposed an unprecedented tax of 2 percent annually on all assets belonging to households worth more than $50 million, as well as a 1 percent tax on households with $1 billion or more.

Critics have charged that the idea is both dangerous and unconstitutional because it directly taxes wealth that is not transferred, invested, or earned as income, without ensuring the tax is evenly distributed across states.

And over the weekend, Harry Reid, the longtime Democrat who represented Nevada in the Senate for three decades and served as the Senate majority leader for eight years, declined to endorse Warren's nascent presidential run.

Although he called Warren a "good person" in an interview with The Boston Globe, Reid, 79, asserted that "my Nevada politics keep me from publicly endorsing her." He added that "anything I can do to help Elizabeth Warren short of the endorsement, I will do.”

Reid helped catapult Warren into the national spotlight by appointing her in November 2008 to the Congressional Oversight Panel, a five-member committee responsible for overseeing the federal bailout provided by the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act.

Breitbart

Published  2 weeks ago

Lawyers representing Covington Catholic student Nick Sandmann have announced the preparation of letters to address the slander of the student.

MAGA Daily Report

Published  2 weeks ago

Nick Sandmann's family is done playing games with the liberal goons who viciously trashed him by taking a video out of context. The media and many celebrities went after the kid in a manner never seen before -

Diamond & Silk

Published  2 weeks ago

People are now going to be held accountable for going after Covington student Nick Sandmann, his family and his fellow students. Here is the one video that perfectly shows how horribly this boy was treated: Even after

Fox News

Published  2 weeks ago

More than 50 media organizations, celebrities and politicians were sent letters from lawyers representing the Covington Catholic High School student seen in a controversial viral video -- the first step in a possible libel and defamation lawsuit -- and the teen's legal team also released a 15-minute video that they say shows "the truth" about his interactions at last month's March For Life.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., actors Alyssa Milano and Jim Carey, media organizations CNN, the New York Times and the Washington Post and the Diocese of Covington were among the dozens recently sent preservation letters, the text of which advised the parties not to destroy any documents in connection with the case. The Cincinnati Inquirer first reported on Friday the initial list of organizations, and attorney Todd McMurtry confirmed to Fox News on Monday that more organizations or individuals could also receive letters.

“It’s an enormous pool of possible defendants,” he said, adding only one party had responded to the letter, though he did not say which.

McMurtry, of the Hemmer DeFrank Wessels law firm in Ft. Mitchell, Kentucky, is part of the legal team representing Nick Sandmann, the Kentucky teenager vilified online after a viral video widely misrepresented him allegedly harassing a Native American man following a pro-life demonstration on Jan. 18 at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.

The incident sparked massive and widespread criticisms of Sandmann, who was seen in a brief snippet of the encounter smiling while standing in front of activist Nathan Phillips, and Sandmann's classmates.

Subsequent videos revealed the students – some, including Sandmann, wearing red “Make America Great Again” hats – were actually accosted and yelled at before Phillips and other Native American activists approached them. Another group – the so-called Black Hebrew Israelites – were heard and seen shouting at the students.

Both school officials and the Native Americans involved have said they’ve received death threats since the encounter.

McMurtry told the Inquirer the aftermath of the incident “permanently stained [Nick’s reputation]” and that the organizations and individuals addressed in the letters may have defamed or libeled Nick with false reporting.

He told Fox News that not everyone who received the letter could be called to defend themselves in a court, but that they have basis to believe that they could be sued. He added the documents that should be preserved for any future litigation include any drafts of stories, emails between colleagues discussing the incident, and, for celebrities and individuals, any tweets or statements sent to the public.

A spokeswoman for the Covington Diocese declined to comment. Emails to other organizations and individuals were not immediately returned.

KENTUCKY TEEN IN VIRAL VIDEO SAYS HE DID NOTHING PROVOCATIVE: 'I HAD EVERY RIGHT' TO STAND THERE

In addition to the letters, Sandmann’s legal team – which includes L. Lin Wood, a nationally-recognized attorney in the fields of libel, defamation and the First Amendment – also released a 15-minute video they say show "the truth" of what happened at the March for Life event.

“2 weeks ago, the mainstream media, politicians, church officials, commentators & celebrities rushed to judgment to wrongfully condemn, threaten, disparage & vilify Nick Sandmann based solely on a few seconds of an out-of-context video clip. It only takes 15 minutes to learn the truth,” the video description, posted on YouTube, stated.

On Twitter, Wood added: “Some say a 15-minute video is too long to go viral. Will we allow incomplete 30-second video clips to be basis for agenda-driven false accusations & threats against a 16-year old student? Please share the full truth about what was done to Nick Sandmann.”

Wood did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment Monday.

"For the mob to just go tear apart a 16-year-old boy is inexcusable," McMurtry told the Inquirer. "He'll never be able to get away from this."

Fox News

Published  2 weeks ago

Liberals blind indignation for President Trump is clouding their judgment and pushing them to the brink. 

Washington Examiner

Published  2 weeks ago

It has been a bad week for the Democratic Party and an even worse one for the press.

Prominent Democrats, including some 2020 hopefuls, came out this week in support of fundamentally radical positions. So, naturally, newsrooms are trying hard to make the story about the Republican efforts to take advantage of this.

And I’m not exaggerating when I say some Democrats have gone full radical. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., for example, advocated Monday for the elimination of private health insurance. She also endorsed banning private ownership of cars. Meanwhile, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., continued this week to defend her wealth confiscation tax, lashing out in response to criticism her plan received from former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz by accusing him of being a billionaire “ who [thinks he] can buy the presidency to keep the system rigged for” himself. Among the non-presidential candidates, Virginia Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam gave Democratic Virginia Del. Kathy Tran’s ultra-permissive late-term abortion bill an enthusiastic two thumbs up Wednesday. The bill removes current restrictions on third trimester abortions, allowing for the terminating procedure to be performed even when the mother is dilating.

On Thursday, after a week of Democrats going further to the hard left, the Washington Post published a headline that reads, “Republicans seize on liberal positions to paint Democrats as radical.” The print version of the headline reads, "As Democrats talk liberal positions, GOP pounces." The New York Times went with, “Trump, Pence Lead G.O.P. Seizure of Late-Term Abortion as a Potent 2020 Issue.”

There it is. There’s that dusty, well-worn “ Republicans pounce” trope. It never fails. In fact, newsrooms are so predictable when it comes to rolling out these “seize” and “pounce” headlines in the wake of Democratic debacles, that I’m convinced they do it now to troll right-leaning readers.

At the heart of these headlines is the belief that the real story is the reaction to radical policies championed by Democrats, not the fact that Democrats are championing radical policies. Imagine seeing a headline in 1979 that reads, “Critics seize on killing fields to paint the Khmer Rouge as brutal regime.” Well, yes. Acting like a brutal regime will win you that tag. Show me the lie.

The Post’s coverage of the Democrats’ continued descent into left-wing fanaticism is especially bad, so let’s focus on that.

“Sen. Kamala D. Harris is raising the possibility of eliminating private health insurance,” the Post’s story begins, softening the fact that the senator straight-up said, “let’s eliminate all of that.”

“Raising the possibility,” indeed.

The report adds, “Democrats, after two years largely spent simply opposing everything President Trump advocated, are defining themselves lately in ways Republicans are seizing on to portray them as far outside the American mainstream.” Yes, it is the GOP that is making Democrats seem like they’re “far outside the American mainstream,” and not Democrats themselves embracing things like abortions in the third trimester, which garnered support from only 13 percent of respondents in a Gallup poll from June 2018.

This is a shameless attempt to portray the Democratic Party as a passive victim of a vicious, political smear campaign.

“Abortion, taxes and health care have long been among the most combustible political topics,” the report continues. “But in the context of the energetic field of 2020 candidates and amid coarsening political rhetoric, they have taken on new gravity.” Ah, yes. It’s not that supporting late-term abortions and the elimination of private health insurance are extreme positions. It’s that our “coarsening political rhetoric” has made it even more difficult to embrace them!

The article then claims, “Democrats … were placed in a position that Republicans have grown familiar with over the past several years: trying to distance themselves from comments made by someone in their party. ... Unlike Republicans, who have been regularly called to answer for the remarks of their party’s leader, President Trump, Democrats face a more complicated dynamic. Out of power except in the House, they lack a single standard-bearer …”

First, the bit about Democrats being placed in a tough position isn't even true. Reporters haven't hounded them to respond to Northam, Tran, Harris, etc. The journalists who've tried to do this have been brushed off with feigned ignorance. Second, the Post story has exactly one quote from a Democratic lawmaker, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., whose version of "distancing" is literally her telling the newspaper that she is unfamiliar with the Virginia governor's remarks. Third, the way that the Post characterizes Democrats as trying to “distance themselves” from “someone in their party” is a bit cute, considering we’re talking about proposals championed by a governor and presidential candidates. Northam and Harris are not exactly fringe players who are simply making life difficult for mainstream Democrats. They are the mainstream Democrats. Lastly, who was the GOP standard-bearer in 2012 when Republican Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin talked about “legitimate rape”? Because I seem to remember every Republican, including the 2012 presidential nominee, being asked to respond to those remarks.

The report claims that “Some moderates argue that Republicans are overstepping voter sentiment and criticizing positions that are politically popular.” The article also claims that a "majority of Americans have long supported abortion rights, as well, although a majority also opposes late-term abortions, which are conducted amid dire medical problems.” And so on.

I could go on, but you get the general gist of the Post’s attempt to spin this week in a positive light for the party of restricted car ownership and up-to-the-moment-of-birth abortions. For fun, here are a few lines from the report. See if you can spot the common theme [emphases added]:

“There is legitimate concern among Democrats about policy and rhetoric that comes out of the very far left,” said Ed Rendell, the former governor of Pennsylvania and former chairman of the Democratic National Committee. “[Republicans] pounce on anything someone in our party says and make it seem like it represents the whole party.”

Republicans pounced on the governor as favoring infanticide. Northam on Thursday said he stood by his statement, which he characterized as having been taken out of context.

For the nation’s most powerful newsrooms, the real story is rarely the thing that may reflect poorly on Democratic officials or their allies. The real story is the Right’s supposed overreaction.

Katrina Pierson

Published  2 weeks ago

As reported by Breitbart Lawyers representing Covington Catholic student Nick Sandmann have announced the preparation of letters to be sent to various celebrities, media outlets, and individual journalists who immediately and falsely slandered Sandmann and his

Daily Wire

Published  2 weeks ago

Attorneys representing Covington Catholic High School student Nick Sandmann and his family indicated on Friday that they have sent letters for potential lawsuits to over 50 entities ranging from Democratic politicians to celebrities to media figures.

Fox News

Published  2 weeks ago

Kamala Harris and her fellow Democrats may think “Medicare-for-all” is their ticket to the White House. But voters are not interested in their plan to eliminate private health insurance.

Diamond & Silk

Published  2 weeks ago

There was good news this weekend when lawyers announced that they had sent out letters to media and celebrities who had wrongly targeted the Covington Catholic school kids and in particular 16 year old Nick Sandmann.

Sandmann and his family, as well as other students and member of the Covington community received hundreds of threats after the media falsely accused the boys of being racist and mocking Native American Nathan Phillips at the Lincoln Memorial where the boys were waiting for a bus home from the March for Life. The school even had to be closed for a day out of concerns for the safety of the students and staff.

This despite the fact that it was actually the Covington Catholic students who were harassed by both a group of the Black Hebrew Israelites as well as by members of the Native American group as well.

Lawyers from the Sandmann and his family are reviewing media and have sent out document preservation letters sent to over 50 media organizations and people they believe may have defamed or libeled Sandmann. Among the folks getting letters included CNN, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Alyssa Milano, Jim Carrey and Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN).

And now Sandmann’s lawyer has released a video of what actually happened to try to clarify the story and stop media from continuing to spread falsehoods.

A new fourteen-minute video of the incident in Washington, D.C., last month emphasizes the starring role Phillips took in spreading the fraudulent narrative and the supporting roles the uncritical media took in smearing the innocent kids.

The video was released Saturday by L. Lin Wood, the high-profile attorney who was retained by the family of Nicholas Sandmann, the 16-year-old who smiled at Phillips while the activist banged on a drum and chanted in his face. The initial viral video clip of that confrontation spurred widespread condemnation and death threats against the 16-year-old. Wood’s specialty is bringing “aggressive libel and slander suits against media organizations,” reportedly.

“Two weeks ago, the mainstream media, politicians, church officials, commentators, & celebrities rushed to judgment to wrongfully condemn, threaten, disparage & vilify Nick Sandmann based solely on a few seconds of an out-of-context video clip. It only takes 15 minutes to learn the truth,” Wood said in the YouTube description.

Here’s the video that lays it all out there.

And it you still know anyone who has it wrong, just show them this.

Breitbart

Published  2 weeks ago

Former Vice President Joe Biden, a possible 2020 presidential contender, joined a bipartisan chorus of calls for embattled Gov. Ralph Northam (D-VA) to resign after a photo emerged Friday of him and another man wearing blackface and Ku Klux Klan attire.

“There is no place for racism in America. Governor Northam has lost all moral authority and should resign immediately, Justin Fairfax is the leader Virginia needs now,” Biden said in a statement shared to Twitter Saturday:

In a photo first reported by Big League Politics and later obtained by the Virginian-Pilot, Northam’s 1984 yearbook features Northam and another man in blackface, a bowtie, plaid pants and KKK attire. According to a Virginia Democrat in contact with Northam, the embattled governor now believes he does not appear in the photo — a shocking reversal — after admitting in his Friday evening apology that he was, indeed, in the photo. He would not reveal which attire he wore.

In his first apology, Northam acknowledged the clothing he had on was “clearly racist and offensive” and said in his follow-up apology that he was “deeply sorry” yet fully committed to staying on as the state’s chief executive.

“I accept responsibility for my past actions and I am ready to do the hard work of regaining your trust,” said Northam.

Biden joins Democrat presidential candidates, including Sens. Kamala Harris (D-CA), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), in demanding Northam resign. “Leaders are called to a higher standard, and the stain of racism should have no place in the halls of government. The Governor of Virginia should step aside so the public can heal and move forward together,” said Harris.

Sens. Tim Kaine and Mark Warner (D-VA) issued their own statements on the matter, condemning Northam for appearing in the “racist” and “deeply offensive” photo. The top Virginia lawmakers did ask for Northam to step down. “The racist photo of Governor Northam’s 1984 yearbook is horrible. This causes pain in a state and a country where centuries of racism have already left an open wound,” Kaine said. “I hope the Governor–whose career as an Army officer, pediatrician and public official has always manifested a commitment to justice and equality for all–now takes the time to listen to those he has hurt and reflect on how to move forward.”

Warner, calling the unearthed photo “shocking and deeply offensive,” said it reopened wounds from Virginia’s “long and painful history of racism and violence toward African-Americans.”

“The Governor must now listen to the people and communities he has hurt, and carefully consider what comes next,” his statement concluded.

Northam is expected to address the matter in a press conference scheduled for Saturday at 2:30 p.m. local time.

The Gateway Pundit

Published  2 weeks ago

The lawyers representing Covington Catholic student Nick Sandmann have sent legal notices to over 50 media organizations, politicians, celebrities and reporters.

The list of potential lawsuits includes presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren, the New York Times, CNN, Maggie Haberman, Savannah Guthrie, Rep. Ilhan Omar, and many many more. Preservation letters were sent out on Friday.

One of the attorneys involved in the case, Lin Wood, confirmed the list to the Gateway Pundit on Saturday evening, adding that “it is still a work in progress. More preservation demand letters will go out next week.”

Others who will be receiving preservation letters include the Washington Post, NPR, Andrea Mitchell, Joy Reid, Chuck Todd, The Hill, The Atlantic, Kathy Griffin, GQ Magazine, The Guardian, TMZ, Capitol Hill Publishing Corp., Diocese of Covington, Diocese of Lexington, Archdiocese of Louisville, Diocese of Baltimore, Erin Burnett, Sara Sidner, Ana Cabrera, Amanda Watts, Elliot McLaughlin, Michelle Boorstein, Emanuella Grinberg, Cleve Wootson Jr., Antonio Olivo, Joe Heim, Michael Miller, Eli Rosenberg, David Brooks, Isaac Stanley-Becker, Kristine Phillips, Sara Mervosh, Emily Rueb, Shannon Doyne, Kurt Eichenwald, Bill Maher, HBO, Warner Media, Ilhan Omar, Noah Berlatsky, Elisha Fieldstadt, Eun Kyung Kim, Noah Berlatsky, Elisha Fieldstadt, and Eun Kyung Kim.

A team of seven lawyers have been working on the case, Cincinnati.com reports.

“The letters tell the organizations and individuals not to destroy any documents in connection with the case, the attorney said. For example, the documents could be drafts or early versions of articles or emails among staff discussing the story,” Cincinnati.com reports.

Fox News

Published  2 weeks ago

Liberal filmmaker Michael Moore is putting pressure on former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz as the billionaire mulls a possible run for president.

Schultz has ruffled feathers among Democrats after he announced that he was seriously considering an independent run in 2020, which many critics believe will aid President Donald Trump’s reelection.

Appearing on “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” Moore expressed his disdain for Schultz, mocking the potential candidate for describing himself as a “self-made billionaire."

MICHAEL MOORE DOUBLES DOWN ON CLAIM THAT TRUMP COULD BE AMERICA'S LAST PRESIDENT: 'I THINK IT'S POSSIBLE'

“Right away by admitting that you had subsidized public housing paid for by the tax dollars of the American people, you aren’t self-made. You got a hand-up from us like we wanted it,” Moore said of Schultz growing up in project housing in New York. “We want to help our fellow Americans. It’s a form of socialism, public housing, and yet he’s saying, ‘I’m all self-made.’ He went to public university, he went to Northern Michigan University actually, and you know, again, financed by taxpayer’s dollars. And he sells coffee, which is essentially water using city water systems, municipal water systems… You got to be a billionaire because we’re paying for the water!”

When asked whether Schultz should run for president, the political documentarian urged everyone not to go to Starbucks “until he announces he’s not running.” He also suggested setting up “lemonade stand”-like tables outside of Starbucks and sell their own coffee.

Moore shared his excitement over “outlawing billionaires,” calling their existence “immoral.” He then compared two news stories, one of a young mother who died trying to take a stroller up the subway stairs and the other of a man who bought a $238 million penthouse.

HOWARD SCHULTZ HITS BACK AT DEMS DECRYING POSSIBLE 2020 BID: THEY ‘NEED A LITTLE BIT LESS CAFFEINE’

Meyers also took a stab at Schultz, blasting the potential presidential candidate for his recent criticisms of high-profile Democrats including 2020 candidate California Sen. Kamala Harris for pushing Medicare For All and for Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren for pushing a wealth tax.

“Seriously, you think people are gonna vote for you, you over them because you’re the CEO of a coffee company?” Meyers asked. “If Schultz really doesn’t like the Democratic field, he can just run against them in a Democratic primary, but he wants to bypass the process because he thinks he’s entitled to it. That’s right, the guy who ran Starbucks doesn’t want to wait in line.”

“We don’t want a president who can’t separate his last job from his current job.,” Meyers continued. “[Trump] was a builder. Now all he does it talk about building a wall. Instead of health care, what are you gonna give us, cake pops?”

Meyers also mocked President Trump for tweeting that he hopes Starbucks is still paying him for his rent in Trump Tower.

“First of all, why would anyone in New York go to the Starbucks in Trump Tower? There’s two on every block. That’s like going to a Mets game just for the Shake Shack,” Meyers told his audience. “Second, Trump just admitted he still makes money from his businesses. You’re supposed to lie and say your business is separate. If Vladimir Putin announced that he was running for president, Trump would tweet, ‘I hope he’s still paying me bribes!’”

Conservative News Today

Published  2 weeks ago

Kellyanne Conway, the counselor to President Donald Trump, says if Democrat Senator Cory Booker were a Republican, he’d be viciously attacked as a “sexist” for choosing to run for president instead of supporting one of his female colleagues.

Obviously, Booker is running because he thinks he’s a better candidate than all the women from his party who are running.

Why Won’t Cory Booker Support His Female Peers?

“Welcome [to the race],” Conway told Fox & Friends. “He’s welcome to dive in ― along with 10, 15, 30 other Democratic candidates.”

When asked her reaction to Booker’s candidacy, Conway replied:

“I would ask him a couple questions today as he runs from my native New Jersey. One is: What’s wrong with the candidates that are already in there?

What is your objection to Kamala Harris running, Elizabeth Warren, Kirsten Gillibrand, these others who have already announced, Tulsi Gabbard, maybe?

If he were a Republican running against them, they would immediately call him a sexist for running against these women in the Democratic field.”

Conway: What Has Booker Accomplished?

Aside from his sexism, Kellyanne Conway says Cory Booker is not qualified to run for president.

Before becoming a US senator, Booker was the mayor of Newark, New Jersey from 2006 to 2013. During that time, crime in Newark soared and poverty remained a major problem in the embattled city.

“I would also ask him what exactly have you accomplished that qualifies you to be commander-in-chief and president of the United States?” Conway said.

Kellyanne also noted that Booker’s side gig as a “motivational speaker” is a disaster. She said even Democrat David Axelrod ― the former chief strategist for Barack Obama ― dissed Booker’s underwhelming “motivational-speaking” skills.

“I think people should go and look at his record in Newark, New Jersey.

Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, about 8 or 9 years ago, gave $200 million in matching funds to Newark for its school system and a whole bunch of that ― millions and millions of dollars ― went to politically-connected consulting firms.

I first came upon Cory Booker many years ago when he was a pro-school choice advocate. But the modern Democrat party…has moved so far to the left that he can’t even bring himself to continue to help these schoolchildren.”

Trump: ‘Spartacus’ Ran Newark Into the Ground

Meanwhile, check out President Trump’s brutal takedown of Booker after he tried to hijack the Senate Judiciary hearings in September 2018 by comically declaring “I Am Spartacus!”

“How about Cory Booker? Did you watch the performance?” Trump asked. “He ran Newark, New Jersey, into the ground and now he wants to be president? What was the moment he said he had? [‘Spartacus!’] I don’t think so. We’ll take Kirk Douglas at his prime. Booker ran Newark into the ground.”

While Booker condemned Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh over uncorroborated, decades-old groping allegations, he admitted that he groped a girl’s breast in high school without her consent.

Breitbart

Published  3 weeks ago

In a stunning reversal, Gov. Ralph Northam (D-VA) now says he does not believe he appears in a photo which shows two individuals in blackface and KKK uniform and has no immediate plans to resign, according to a Virginia Democrat who spoke to the embattled lawmaker, the Associated Press reports. On Friday evening, Northam acknowledged he was in the photo, yet declined to reveal which attire he wore.

The Democrat, who said they were “not authorized” to speak publically on the matter, told the news outlet that Northam is phoning state lawmakers Saturday in an attempt to shore up support that has all but evaporated the prior evening.

Northam has faced a torrent of criticism and calls for his resignation after a photo surfaced from decades ago that showed two people in racist costumes: One person is dressed in blackface, and another is wearing a full Ku Klux Klan uniform. The photo appeared in Northam’s 1984 medical school yearbook.

However, former political allies say Northam appears to have almost no choice but to resign after losing support from virtually the entire state Democratic party and other key allies, who late Friday urged the governor to leave office because of the racist photo.

The Virginia Legislative Black Caucus, the state House Democratic Caucus, and the state Senate Democratic Caucus all called on Northam to resign, along with several key progressive groups that have been some of the governor’s closest political allies.

Their calls for Northam to step down came in a wave late Friday after the Democrat had apologized for appearing in a photo in which one person is dressed in blackface and another is wearing a full Ku Klux Klan uniform. The photo appeared in his 1984 medical school yearbook.

The yearbook images were first published Friday afternoon by the conservative news outlet Big League Politics. The Virginian-Pilot later obtained a copy from Eastern Virginia Medical School, which Northam attended. The photo shows two people looking at the camera — one in blackface wearing a hat, bow tie and plaid pants; the other in a full Ku Klux Klan robe.

In his first apology, issued in a written statement, Northam called the costume he wore “clearly racist and offensive,” but he didn’t say which one he had worn.

He later issued a video statement saying he was “deeply sorry” but still committed to serving the “remainder of my term.”

“I accept responsibility for my past actions and I am ready to do the hard work of regaining your trust,” Northam said.

But Northam appears to have virtually no path forward to remain in office without any institutional support. His departure would mean current Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, a Democrat who is only the second African American to win statewide office in Virginia, would be the next governor. Northam’s term was set to end in 2022.

Black lawmakers said they met with Northam Friday evening and said in a statement they appreciate his service.

“But given what was revealed today, it is clear that he can no longer effectively serve as governor,” the Virginia Legislative Black Caucus said, “It is time for him to resign, so that Virginia can begin the process of healing.”

Several Democrat presidential hopefuls, including Sens. Cory Booker (D-NJ), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Kamala Harris (D-CA) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), have called on Northam to jettison his post. “Leaders are called to a higher standard, and the stain of racism should have no place in the halls of government. The Governor of Virginia should step aside so the public can heal and move forward together,” Harris said in a statement.

Sens. Tim Kaine and Mark Warner (D-VA) condemned Northam, calling the photo “racist” and “deeply offensive,” — however — the pair stopped short of calling on him to resign. The racist photo of Governor Northam’s 1984 yearbook is horrible. This causes pain in a state and a country where centuries of racism have already left an open wound,” said Kaine. “I hope the Governor–whose career as an Army officer, pediatrician and public official has always manifested a commitment to justice and equality for all–now takes the time to listen to those he has hurt and reflect on how to move forward.”

In a separate statement, Warner described the photo as “shocking and deeply offensive,” citing Virginia’s “long and painful history of racism and violence toward African-Americans.”

“The Governor must now listen to the people and communities he has hurt, and carefully consider what comes next,” he concluded.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Washington Examiner

Published  3 weeks ago

Former Vice President Joe Biden is the only potential presidential candidate who could beat President Trump in next year's general election, according to a new poll of Iowa voters.

In a direct match-up with Trump, Biden would prevail in 2020 with 51 percent of the vote to the president's 49 percent, Emerson College found in a survey released on Saturday. Other contenders eyeing the Democratic nomination, including Sens. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, and Kamala Harris of California, as well as former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke, earned enough support to fall within the research's margin of error.

Sunday marks one year until the 2020 Iowa primary caucuses. Ahead of the crucial first-in-the-nation vote, Emerson College found Biden led the Democratic field with almost 30 percent of the vote from Democrats planning to take part in the nominating process. That figure represents a 10-percentage-point advantage on Harris and Sanders, and is nearly 20 percentage points ahead of Warren.

The study also found that Trump would trounce former Ohio Gov. John Kasich, a possible Republican primary challenger, in a head-to-head-match-up in Iowa: 90 percent of the vote compared to 10 percent. The poll additionally suggests a third-party independent candidate like former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz would be a spoiler for a Democratic contender like Warren.

The Iowa Emerson College poll surveyed 831 registered voters in the state between Jan. 30 and Feb. 2, via landline telephones and an online panel. The poll's findings for the entire sample have a margin of error of plus or minus 3.4 percentage points. Its results for Democratic caucus-goers is based on a smaller sample size of 260 and is therefore less accurate, with a margin of error of plus or minus 6 percentage points.

Flag And Cross

Published  3 weeks ago

NBC News

Published  3 weeks ago

Experts who track websites and social media linked to Russia have seen stirrings of a possible campaign of support for Hawaii Democrat Tulsi Gabbard.

Sean Hannity

Published  3 weeks ago

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren continued her all-out assault on the nation’s wealthiest residents Friday; saying it’s time for billionaire “freeloaders” to pay their “fair share.”

"I want these billionaires to stop being freeloaders," Sen. Elizabeth Warren told @JimCramer on @MadMoneyOnCNBC last night. https://t.co/cV8Q6VdOVW pic.twitter.com/8hZn6wzo2z

“I want these billionaires to stop being freeloaders. I want them to pick-up their fair share. That’s how we make a system that works -not just for the rich and powerful- but for all of us,” said Warren.

“All I’m asking for is a little slice from the tippy, tippy-top. A slice that would raise about $2.75 trillion over the next ten years,” she added.

Fox News

Published  3 weeks ago

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-MA, apologized to the Cherokee Nation for taking a DNA test to prove she had Native American ancestry.

“Senator Warren has reached out to us and has apologized to the tribe. We are encouraged by this dialogue and understanding that being a Cherokee Nation tribal citizen is rooted in centuries of culture and laws not through DNA tests. We are encouraged by her action and hope that the slurs and mockery of tribal citizens and Indian history and heritage will now come to an end," the Cherokee Nation said in a statement.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

anitafinlay

Published  3 weeks ago

Sexist attacks are daily lobbed at Kamala Harris, Nancy Pelosi, Elizabeth Warren, Kirsten Gillibrand and Amy Klobuchar over social media and, of course, by the pundit class on mainstream media. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi spanked Trump hard on his horrid shutdown, reminding us how fierce she is at holding together her Parties’ coalition, rendering foolish anyone who called for “new blood” in opposing her return to leadership. Senator Kamala Harris’ successful presidential campaign launch in Oakland saw her immediately hit with “slept her way to the top” attacks from none other than a prominent Bernie supporter. Seeing a pattern yet?

Via the sexist bashing of Kamala Harris and all other women candidates, everyone can finally admit that it’s not just #Hillary. ANY woman getting close to the seat of power would get exactly what she got.#EverydayMisogyny https://t.co/m5JiXJXkCX

— Anita Finlay (@AnitaFinlay) January 30, 2019

Men and complicit women who said its ‘just Hillary’ who gets attacked owing to her “baggage” or “flaws” are, either consciously or otherwise, parroting GOP and corporate media talking points that they have been brainwashed to believe over time. It isn’t the first insult that takes you down. It’s the repetition. When Hillary Clinton ran in 2008 and in 2016, the attacks were so constant that even some allies had their doubts. That is by design.

A politically savvy progressive girlfriend once said “Hillary’s too brilliant to be President.” Did that mean nobody likes a smarty-pants? Camille Paglia accused her of “shiny careerism,” called her “frumpy, stumpy and myopic” and a “feminazi”. MSNBC’s Chris Matthews among many others referred to her as “hellish housewife,” “Nurse Ratched,” “she-devil” and “bitch.” How many bloody “think pieces” and TV commentaries did we have to endure about her “likeability” or “tone”?

What has changed? We remain uncomfortable with women who seek power. I wrote these words seven years ago in Dirty Words on Clean Skin:

Some college-aged women [said] they turned away from Hillary just so they wouldn’t be verbally attacked. To run from a candidate due to peer pressure, or a fear of being ostracized, makes clear we are not done with old battles on behalf of women’s rights.

A colleague of mine said she was in a supermarket and had encountered other Hillary supporters who spoke in whispers. “What happened to free speech?” she asked. I’d had the same experience in the workplace. I whispered my support so as not to “offend” opposing democrats. Yet they felt no need to whisper.

It could also be argued that even women who voted for Hillary were running from her, because they felt uncomfortable voicing full throated support. Feeling cowed about one’s passion for a candidate, at the very least, a woman might be less likely to encourage others to support Hillary, despite sticking with her in the privacy of the voting booth.

Mainstream media and every opponent—on both sides of the aisle—worked daily not only to discredit her but her supporters, making them cowed, and indeed, ashamed to support her. Her qualifications didn’t matter. 2016 was no different. The insulting verbiage was more subtle but just as devastating. So many of her supporters still resorted to private Facebook groups so as not to be attacked by GOP, Bernie Bros or Russian bots.

Accusations of inauthenticity, hawkishness, corporatism and using men for advancement are already being leveled at Senator Kamala Harris to diminish her. We must acknowledge that the easiest way to discredit a woman is also the oldest—call her duplicitous, greedy and a whore.

By now you know every tool in the sexist/misogynist arsenal. Are you going to let them get away with it again? Hillary Clinton is the trail blazer who has made it possible for Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, Kirsten Gillibrand and Elizabeth Warren to run for President. But make no mistake, the closer any one of them gets to the seat of power, the more viciously they will be demonized. Anyone who thinks any of them will get any better treatment than Hillary Clinton got isn’t paying attention.

Fight back. Zero tolerance. Don’t pretend you don’t know what’s coming.

This. Forever this. #NeverBernie A destructive force in 2016 and now.#GoKamala #GoHillary https://t.co/yn3vBveChb

— Anita Finlay (@AnitaFinlay) January 26, 2019

The Federalist

Published  3 weeks ago

Tax hikes, expansive and morally abominable new abortion laws, plus potential restrictions on gun rights make New York a worse and worse place to live.

Dan Bongino

Published  3 weeks ago

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) has apologized to the Cherokee Nation for taking a DNA test to prove her scant Native American background.

Tribal leaders said Warren apologized, but would not specify what she said, according to Tulsa World.

In a statement, Cherokee Nation said, “Senator Warren has reached out to us and has apologized to the tribe. We are encouraged by this dialogue and understanding that being a Cherokee Nation tribal citizen is rooted in centuries of culture and laws not through DNA tests. We are encouraged by her action and hope that the slurs and mockery of tribal citizens and Indian history and heritage will now come to an end,” the Cherokee Nation said in a statement.”

Warren took a DNA test in October which determined she was between 0.09 and 1.5 percent Native American. At the time, Cherokee Nation said her test was “inappropriate and wrong” and “undermined” tribal interests.

“Using a DNA test to lay claim to any connection to the Cherokee Nation or any tribal nation, even vaguely, is inappropriate and wrong,” they said in a statement. “It makes a mockery out of DNA tests and its legitimate uses while also dishonoring legitimate tribal governments and their citizens, whose ancestors are well documented and whose heritage is proven. Senator Warren is undermining tribal interests with her continued claims of tribal heritage.”

Warren’s apology comes as she prepares to formally announce her 2020 run for president. She is expected to make her announcement on February 9 after recently visiting Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina.

Breitbart

Published  3 weeks ago

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) has failed to disclose a $1.3 million line of credit provided to her by Bank of America, the Washington Free Beacon reports: | Politics

realclimatescience

Published  3 weeks ago

Elizabeth Warren will prevent the weather from getting either too hot or too cold.

Our children & grandchildren should grow up in a world where they can …… go outside without risking their lives in extreme temperatures.

Elizabeth Warren on Twitter: “Our children should go outside without risking their lives in extreme temperatures.

When Elizabeth is in charge, the weather will be just right ….

During January 1888, temperatures dropped 100 degrees in 24 hours over the Great Plains, and more than 200 children froze to death on their way home from school in a blizzard. According to this contemporary account, more than 1,000 people died in that storm. President Warren will prevent that from happening again – by building windmills.

Mary Connell, a school teacher near Cavowe, started home with two of her pupils, a boy and a girl. The boy left them and perished. Miss Connell put her dress folds about the little girl and made her walk all night, sheltering her charge with her body. They were found next morning, alive but horribly frozen.

Another teacher, Miss Jacobson near Stolof, started home with a little girl and both perished. When found, Miss Jacobson was crouched in a little hollow in the ground, with her arms about the little girl, and her dress skirt was wrapped about her. Her own bonnet was off her head and her hand clutched her dress at her throat, but there was a smile on her face.

Schoolhouse Blizzard January 12, 1888

19 Jan 1888, 1 – The Sumner County Standard at Newspapers.com

Breitbart

Published  3 weeks ago

Lawyers representing Covington Catholic student Nick Sandmann have announced the preparation of letters to address the slander of the student.

Fox News

Published  3 weeks ago

Democrats are furious at former Starbucks chief executive Howard Schultz for announcing that he may launch an independent campaign for president. They fear he will split the anti-Trump opposition and help reelect the president. But what angers them, even more, is that Schultz is calling Democrats out for how radical their party has become.

When Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., recently floated her new wealth tax, Schultz called it "ridiculous." When Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., said we should "eliminate" private health insurance, Schultz said, "That's not American." When Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., proposed a 70 percent marginal tax rate, Schultz dismissed it, saying "I don't think we want a 70 percent income tax in America." Indeed, Schultz has ripped the entire Democratic socialist agenda, declaring "Free Medicare-for-all, government-paid free college for all -- first of all, there's no free. I mean nothing is free."

No wonder Democrats are fuming. Instead of debating Republicans, they may spend the next two years fighting a liberal independent who is slamming their far-left policies.

Indeed, the neosocialist turn national Democrats have taken is precisely why Schultz decided to run as an independent. He calculated that he could not win the Democratic nomination running as a conventional, centrist Democrat. "I no longer feel affiliated [with the Democrats] because I don't know their views represent the majority of Americans," he says.

Schultz is right. In fact, a recent Pew Research poll found that 53 percent of Democrats want the party to move in a more moderate direction, not embrace the radical policies of Ocasio-Cortez. That is precisely what the party needs to do if it wants to beat President Trump. Democrats should be trying to win back the millions of once-reliable Democratic voters who twice cast their ballots for Barack Obama but switched to Trump in 2016.

But instead of tacking to the center to win back voters, Democrats are embracing leftist policies such as government-run health care, government-funded college for all, a government-funded job guarantee and a "Green New Deal." Together, these programs would cost $42.5 trillion -- about twice the national debt. And they are claiming they can pay for it all by taxing the very rich. That's impossible, and Americans know it. But it is what the most rabid elements of their party are demanding.

This is the problem with our politics today. Both sides have decided that the way to win is no longer to persuade those in the middle, but rather to throw red meat to their hardcore supporters and get them more worked up than those on the other side. Lost in the shuffle are millions of reasonable, persuadable citizens who are left to choose between two unpalatable alternatives.

This is the problem with our politics today. Both sides have decided that the way to win is no longer to persuade those in the middle, but rather to throw red meat to their hardcore supporters and get them more worked up than those on the other side. Lost in the shuffle are millions of reasonable, persuadable citizens who are left to choose between two unpalatable alternatives.

These are the new "forgotten Americans," and Schultz is betting they are looking for a leader. He calculates that there is an underserved population of voters who hate today's radical, polarized politics and want competent centrist leadership.

His candidacy would pose an existential threat to Democrats in 2020, so they will attack him as an out-of-touch billionaire who does not care about working people. It won't work. As a chief executive, he took groundbreaking steps to make sure his employees shared in Starbucks's success, giving his baristas stock compensation, offering full tuition at Arizona State University for an online bachelor's degree and providing even part-time workers with health plans. Schultz is betting this record and a platform of moderately liberal yet fiscally responsible policies can win the presidency.

Is he right? Probably not. There is a reason no independent has ever won the presidency. But Schultz is a visionary entrepreneur who saw a latent demand for a $3 cup of coffee before anyone else. Maybe he is also a visionary political entrepreneur who sees the latent demand for centrist leadership that everyone else is ignoring.

We will soon find out. Until then, he is doing the Democrats a favor by calling them back from the brink of fiscal and political insanity. After Schultz slammed Harris's call to eliminate private insurance, Harris's campaign backtracked, saying she has also supported more moderate options. Ocasio-Cortez and the neosocialists are pulling the Democratic Party to the left. Perhaps by threatening their prospects in 2020, Schultz can pull them back in the other direction. For that reason alone, he would do the American people a great service by running.

Marc Thiessen is a columnist at The Washington Post, a Fox News contributor and a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. Thiessen served as chief speechwriter to President George W. Bush and to Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.

Washington Examiner

Published  3 weeks ago

The laundry list of left-wing programs touted by the expanding progressive wing of the Democratic Party just keeps growing. Also adding up: the trillions of dollars Democrats will have to come up with to fund their authoritarian adventures.

A study of "Medicare for all," the single-payer healthcare program designed by Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., estimated (under favorable assumptions) that it would cost $32.6 trillion over its first ten years. This estimate is likely lower than the actual projected cost, as the economists studying the system assumed that physicians and hospitals would accept a 40 percent cut in their reimbursement rate. In reality, this would probably result in a mass exodus of providers from the market as seen in France, where physicians take home about half of what American doctors earn.

The "Green New Deal," favored by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and presidential hopeful Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., claims to combat climate change while banning nuclear power — our only currently feasible form of carbon-free energy — while initiating a federal jobs guarantee. A report from Power the Future prices the "Deal" at $49.109 trillion in the first decade that its enacted. The American Action Forum found that the regulatory and investment costs alone would come to $6.7 trillion.

[Related: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez suggests 60, 70 percent tax rate for the rich to pay for 'Green New Deal']

And that "Free College" plan backed by Sanders, Harris, and fellow presidential contender Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass ? That would cost taxpayers $47 billion per year, or half a trillion dollars per decade.

The few times journalists have actually asked the new socialist superstars of the Democratic Party how they actually plan on funding these projects, they've come up with a few variations of a fairly simple premise: make the 1 percent pay for it.

Warren wants a wealth tax on those with assets more than $50 million. It would raise $2.75 trillion over ten years, or about 1/16 of "Medicare for all."

Ocasio-Cortez wants to raise the top marginal income tax rate to 70 percent. The conservative Tax Foundation estimates it would accrue nearly $300 billion in a decade, and liberal economists for the Washington Post place the number closer to $700 billion per decade. But even by the Post's estimation, Ocasio-Cortez's tax would only pay for roughly two percent of "Medicare for all." (She also once cited cutting Pentagon waste to pay for single payer. Our entire defense budget is $600 billion annually. Eliminating it entirely to fund "Medicare for all" would cover about one-fifth of its costs.)

Sanders just released his estate tax plan, the "For the 99.8 Percent Act." It would raise $2.2 trillion, but, according to Sanders staffers, "over an unknown period of time, because it would only take effect once they die."

For posterity's sake, let's just say we took every member of the much reviled "1 percent," beginning with household incomes of nearly $400,000, took everything from them, and then locked them in the GULAG, how much could we fund then?

The nation's total net worth just passed the $100 trillion threshold. The much reviled one percent owns nearly 40 percent of that. So if you took all of their assets, you'd wind up with a one-time payment of a little less than $40 trillion. That's not even enough to cover the "Green New Deal," let alone free college, single payer. So then what?

Well, returns on capital far exceed returns on labor. None of these programs would grow the economy, and "Medicare for all" would shrink it in ways both intentional (by capping providers' prices) and unintentional. Considering that the 1 percent earns more than one-third of its income through capital gains, we can safely assume that investment, which alongside entrepreneurship and free trade is responsible for wealth creation, would see a significant decrease. As American entrepeneurship, investment, and medical research and development (responsible for most of the world's medical progress) ground to a halt, the world's overall economic engine would likely slow down and sputter. And all of the international single payer systems that currently depend on our pharmaceutical subsidies and technological advancement would likely see their healthcare systems collapse.

To quote the late and great Margaret Thatcher, the trouble with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money.

Daily Intelligencer

Published  3 weeks ago

There are enormous dangers in trying to legislate away the differences between social constructs and biological realities on the question of gender.

Fox News

Published  3 weeks ago

Calling for a sense of common purpose, Sen. Cory Booker on Friday morning declared his candidacy for president.

The high-profile Democrat from New Jersey announced his White House run with a new website that included a two-minute-long campaign launch video.

“I believe that we can build a country where no one is forgotten, no one is left behind; where parents can put food on the table; where there are good-paying jobs with good benefits in every neighborhood,” Booker said in the video.

The former mayor of Newark, known for his oratory skills, added that he envisions a country “where our criminal justice system keeps us safe, instead of shuffling more children into cages and coffins; where we see the faces of our leaders on television and feel pride, not shame.”

Booker’s entry into the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination race was widely expected. His jam-packed December visit to New Hampshire, the state that holds the first primary in the race for the White House, had the look and the feel of a presidential campaign trip. Aides confirmed that in recent weeks, Booker’s been hiring staffers for his emerging campaign.

Unlike some of his rivals for the nomination, Booker skipped setting up an exploratory committee as a first step toward running for the White House. Campaign aides said that next weekend (Feb. 8-9) Booker will visit Iowa – the state that holds the first-in-the-nation caucuses – and then head straight to South Carolina (Feb. 10-11) – which holds the first southern contest. They added that Booker – who turns 50 in April - will return to New Hampshire over President’s Day weekend.

Booker joins a growing field of candidates including Sen. Kamala Harris of California; former San Antonio mayor and former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro; Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii; and former Rep. John Delaney of Maryland. Sens. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Kirsten Gillibrand of New York have set up presidential exploratory committees, as has Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana.

Booker’s announcement came less than two weeks after Harris jumped into the race on Martin Luther King Day, followed by a massive rally in her hometown of Oakland, Calif., days later. The two senators, both African-American, are expected to battle for the influential black vote in the Democratic primaries.

In his video, Booker told the story of his parents' struggle to move their family into a predominantly white neighborhood with great public schools. He also highlighted how as an adult, he moved into Newark's Central Ward, a low-income inner-city neighborhood where he continues to live.

“Together, we will channel our common pain back into our common purpose,” Booker said at the end of the video announcement. “Together, America, we will rise.”

His campaign highlighted that Booker – like many of his primary rivals – would reject contributions from corporate political action committees (PACs) and federal lobbyists. They added that Booker also opposed the use of super PACs to help his campaign or those of his rivals.

Booker, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, last summer and fall was one of the Democrats leading the push against the confirmation of now-Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. He raised eyebrows and was widely mocked by Republicans for comparing himself to Spartacus, the Thracian gladiator and rebel slave who led a rebellion against the Roman Empire.

Booker was ridiculed by Republicans after threatening to defy the Senate rules and release what he thought were confidential documents concerning Kavanaugh’s past.

“This is about the closest I’ll probably ever have in my life to an ‘I am Spartacus’ moment,” he said at the time.

Fox News

Published  3 weeks ago

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., are preparing to introduce "Green New Deal” legislation -- marking a big step forward in the push to implement a massive package of big-government programs aimed at radically transforming the American economy.

Axios first reported that the lawmakers could introduce a bill as early as next week, though details are vague and it is unclear to what extent the proposal would stick to a draft document Ocasio-Cortez had circulated last year. A spokesperson for Markey confirmed to Fox News that the two lawmakers are working together -- on a proposal that has become a rallying cry on the left.

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While there is no legislative text yet available for the Markey/Ocasio-Cortez proposal, the draft circulated by Ocasio-Cortez envisioned a sprawling government expansion that would dwarf FDR's New Deal. Ocasio-Cortez has described it as “a wartime-level, just economic mobilization plan to get to 100% renewable energy.”

Seeking to tackle the challenges of income inequality and climate change, the draft text called for a select committee to be formed to create a plan, and lays out a framework that includes eliminating greenhouse gas emissions from manufacturing and agriculture, while “dramatically” expanding energy sources to meet 100 percent of power demand through renewable sources. The text calls it a "historic opportunity to virtually eliminate poverty in the United States and to make prosperity, wealth and economic security available to everyone participating in the transformation.”

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The plan goes well beyond environmental measures, however, offering a laundry list of left-wing promises like a job-guarantee program, basic-income programs, universal health care “and any others as the select committee may deem appropriate to promote economic security, labor market flexibility and entrepreneurism.”

To cover what would presumably be a gargantuan cost, it envisions financing that would be accomplished by “the federal government, using a combination of the Federal Reserve, a new public bank or system of regional and specialized public banks, public venture funds and such other vehicles or structures that the select committee deems appropriate, in order to ensure that interest and other investment returns generated from public investments made in connection with the Plan will be returned to the treasury, reduce taxpayer burden and allow for more investment.”

As it stands, any such proposal would be almost certainly dead on arrival in the Republican-controlled Senate, and also possibly the House -- where it is not clear if a majority of Democrats would back a plan. However, it is possible the plan Markey and Ocasio-Cortez propose could be a scaled-back version.

The broader idea of a Green New Deal, once an idea on the fringe of the party, has picked up mainstream Democratic support -- a sign of the Democratic Party’s lurch to the left in recent years.

An analysis by Fox News this month showed at least eight potential and current Democratic 2020 candidates have voiced support for or touted aspects of the proposal -- including Sens. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Cory Booker, D-N.J.

Breitbart

Published  3 weeks ago

Senator and presidential contender Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) recently apologized to the head of the Cherokee Nation for taking a DNA test to prove her Native American lineage.

Warren on Thursday phoned Bill John Baker, who serves as the Cherokee Nation’s principal chief, to apologize for her decision to take the test in what was a “brief and private” discussion, according to Julie Hubbard, a press representative for the tribe. “I understand that she apologized for causing confusion on tribal sovereignty and tribal citizenship and the harm that has resulted,” said Hubbard. “The chief and secretary of state appreciate that she has reaffirmed that she is not a Cherokee Nation citizen or a citizen of any tribal nation.”

The conversation comes as Warren is slated to formally launch her run for the White House after launching a presidential exploratory committee in late December.

The DNA test was conducted by Stanford University professor Carlos D. Bustamante, confirmed that Warren’s ancestry is mostly European, with a minor trace of Native American ancestry. The results, published October 16, showed a potentially Native ancestor to Warren lived approximately six to 10 generations ago, which would make her at the very least only 1/152th Native American.

Warren came under fire from tribes almost immediately after the results were released.

“A DNA test is useless to determine tribal citizenship,” Cherokee Nation Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr. said in a statement. “Current DNA tests do not even distinguish whether a person’s ancestors were indigenous to North or South America.”

“It makes a mockery out of DNA tests and its legitimate uses while also dishonoring legitimate tribal governments and their citizens, whose ancestors are well documented and whose heritage is proven,” he continued. “Senator Warren is undermining tribal interests with her continued claims of tribal heritage.”

President Donald Trump, who has frequently referred to Warren as “Pocahontas” — a jab repeatedly used by her detractors who note she has used her Native American heritage for career advancement — dismissed the results as “bogus.”

“She took a bogus DNA test and it showed that she may be 1/1024, far less than the average American. Now Cherokee Nation denies her,” the president tweeted. “Even they don’t want her. Phony!”

Pocahontas (the bad version), sometimes referred to as Elizabeth Warren, is getting slammed. She took a bogus DNA test and it showed that she may be 1/1024, far less than the average American. Now Cherokee Nation denies her, “DNA test is useless.” Even they don’t want her. Phony!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 16, 2018

Washington Examiner

Published  3 weeks ago

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., is proposing a one-time tax on the wealth of the rich, at a rate as high as 3 percent. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., is going much further, proposing a 77 percent death or inheritance tax.

The ideas of these two presidential aspirants are basically the same, merely imposed at different rates and at different times of life.

They're also both impractical and immoral ideas. Sanders is far worse on both counts. Both measures neglect what so many of today's self-styled revolutionaries fail to grasp: The Constitution enshrines the rights of everyone, and that even includes the wealthy.

Sanders' and Warren's ideas are both extreme proposals that would unfairly double-tax income. Having already earned the money and paid a high progressive marginal tax rate on it — in some cases higher than 50 percent when state and local taxes (and corporate taxes, in the case of stock and dividend income) are included — Americans who earned more would be called upon to pay yet another tax on whatever they should have left over. Such double-taxation is imposed on literally no one else.

Both Sanders' and Warren's taxes would punish those who save wisely, and it creates an effective deduction for those who spent their fortunes in foolish pursuits. Those who invested and created jobs in profitable businesses would suffer the most. All money spent on indulging whims would effectively be free from these taxes, whereas anything spent building a profitable (read: beneficial to society) business would compound double-tax liability.

Worst of all, both Sanders' and Warren's taxes would be levied against wealth that is not necessarily liquid and which might not be liquidated. Already, the existing inheritance tax forces profitable and socially useful enterprises that employ thousands of people to be liquidated in order to pay the tax — just ask the former family owners of the Buffalo News, who were forced to sell on the cheap to pay the tax. A wealth tax or a super-high inheritance tax would simply exacerbate this problem, devouring the jobs and livelihoods of many people who are not even thousandaires, let alone billionaires. And as usual, inheritance taxes merely force more and more property out of the hands of people and into corporate structures.

The purpose of tax policy is to fund necessary government services. It is not to impose economic equality. It is absolutely not to start people off on the same economic footing in life — an impossibility in any case, unless one plans to clone everyone from the same genes. Government is not entitled nor allowed by our Constitution to sit in moral judgment over any level of accumulated wealth, nor over how much, if any, one's descendants are worthy of inheriting.

With the exception of thieves, robbers, and those who monetize government service or government connections, the free-market system funnels wealth to those who make themselves most useful to society. Steve Jobs died a rich man not because he made someone else poor but because he came up with ideas that made everyone's life better. Profit is the incentive for innovation, and part of the goal of profit is that famous bit of the American Dream about leaving something to one's offspring.

The reckless destruction of profit by government is the opposite — it is the great destroyer of innovation and risk-taking.

The Democratic Party has lurched quite far to the left in recent years. It is now dangerously cultivating in its adherents a hatred for those who have earned money. Democrats should ask themselves whether this hatred and envy, similar as it is to what motivates the odious racists they rightly condemn, is a righteous motivator for their politics.

Truthout

Published  3 weeks ago

If passed, the bill would accomplish the longstanding GOP goal of completely eliminating the estate tax.

The Federalist

Published  3 weeks ago

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TheHill

Published  3 weeks ago

Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) on Thursday began calling members of Congress informing them he is running for president and is quietly making overtures to members for support, three congressional sources told The Hill.

"Yes, he is reaching out to members for their support,” said a former Democratic aide with direct knowledge of Booker’s intentions. "He's going to do it during Black History Month,” which starts on Friday.

“I don't know if it's going to be tomorrow, I just know it's going to be soon."

Among those who received a call Thursday were senior members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), of which Booker is a member.

“He’s making calls,” a fourth source, Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.), confirmed to The Hill on Thursday night. “He left me a voice message. I have to call him back.”

A Booker spokesman declined to comment for this story.

Booker’s entry into the 2020 Democratic presidential primary race was widely expected, but his announcement on the heels of the successful presidential launch of Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) suggests he and his team realized he could not allow his Senate colleague and fellow CBC member build too much momentum, some Democratic observers said.

Both Booker, 49, the former mayor of Newark, and Harris, 54, the former California attorney general, have been vying for endorsements from CBC members — a sign of the importance of the black vote in the Democratic primary, especially in states like South Carolina, Ohio and Georgia.

On Wednesday, both Booker and Harris attended the CBC’s annual policy retreat for more than an hour. Though their 2020 presidential bids were not the focus, both senators worked the room during breaks.

More than a dozen CBC members interviewed by The Hill said they were not ready to endorse anyone in yet with the 2020 field continuing to take shape.

As he left the meeting in the Capitol’s basement, Booker sidestepped a question about whether he felt any pressure to quickly launch a presidential bid now that Harris had begun to win congressional endorsements from lawmakers in her home state.

“I’m excited for the candidates already out there. It’s really good for the Democratic Party and it’s just a good thing,” Booker told The Hill. “I’m excited about Kamala’s candidacy. It’s incredible. It’s historic.”

The former Democratic aide said Booker will have a leg up on Harris with CBC members, because he's been a more active member of the group.

"He rarely misses a CBC meeting,” the former aide said. “Kamala Harris — great member — but that's just not her thing. ... So I could easily see Cory Booker getting more of their support."

The aide compared the situation to 2008, when Obama thought he'd lock down the support of CBC members because he was a part of the group. "But he never went to a CBC meeting," the former aide said, which allowed Hillary Clinton to gain the support of much of the caucus.

"Cory Booker has invested in the CBC relationships."

If Harris wins the nomination and defeats President Trump, she would become the first female to win the White House and the second African American after Barack Obama.

The Democratic primary is expected to be crowded, however. Aside from Harris and Booker, Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) are already running. So are Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii), former Rep. John Delaney (D-Md.), former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro and Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Ind.

“The field isn’t even half full yet,” one Democratic senator quipped.

Fox News

Published  3 weeks ago

As we watch the extreme radical left, it's really important that you ask yourself some questions.

Do you want the government to have more control over your daily life or less? Do you want the government to take more of your hard-earned money or less? Do you want the government to be more involved in your business or less involved? Do you want the government to have more control -- or total control -- of your health care or less? And do you believe the government has a duty to protect your borders from heroin, fentanyl traffickers, human traffickers, cartels, gangs, and the criminal elements -- not the good people that want a better life --- that come to our borders and access our country illegally?

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Because now, it is perfectly clear, that the lines have been drawn. Nearly every single elected Democrat -- almost all of those who want to challenge President Trump in 2020 -- want more and more total control of your life. They don't trust you, the American people. Remember, they think we are irredeemable, deplorable, that we cling to our God, our guns, our Bibles, and religion. We are the smelly Walmart people. Now, they want control of everything.

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It's actually beyond radical and extreme; it's scary. It's a failed ideology that's been tried over and over. It creates dependency.

They have made promises that never come true, have never come close to what they promise. And even worse, the people that are promising this great stuff -- keep your doctor, save money -- they really only want power for themselves.

Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. and far left Sen. Ed Markey are now set to unveil what they call their so-called "Green New Deal" legislation. This bill will dictate how you heat your home, cook your meals, and even how you commute to work. By the way, we just became the number one producer of oil on the planet, surpassing Saudi Arabia and Russia. All fuel and gas, fossil fuels -- we will not have them in 10 years under this Green New Deal. That is not just socialism. That is authoritarianism.

In fact, according to previous proposals, Ocasio-Cortez wants this country to literally nationalize enormous, profitable, private industry -- kill it off completely. That means all the millions of high-paying career jobs in the oil and gas and energy sector, guess what? Gone. It will force every American to pay drastically more for all forms of expensive energy, the lifeblood of our economy.

Actually, the future humanity faces far more risks from the authoritarian far-left socialists. Look at Venezuela. Oh, they have a lot of energy, but they don't have any money or food and poverty is rampant. Let's see, Cuba -- they didn't do too well there, either. The former Soviet Union? Oh. Communist China, how is that working out?

But according to Ocasio-Cortez, if the federal government doesn't take dramatic, authoritarian action, the world is going to end in 12 years. Well, that only gives us two years of our plan. Why bother? Anyway, she actually thinks the future of humanity is at risk because of energy independence. We have more energy. We can help our allies, our friends and create millions of high-paying jobs for Americans. We've tried your way before, Ocasio-Cortez. It doesn't work.

Actually, the future humanity faces far more risks from the authoritarian far-left socialists. Look at Venezuela. Oh, they have a lot of energy, but they don't have any money or food and poverty is rampant. Let's see, Cuba -- they didn't do too well there, either. The former Soviet Union? Oh. Communist China, how is that working out?

Look at what life is like in literally any country that nationalizes private industry and imposes a strict government controls over private businesses. But that is not stopping Democratic presidential hopefuls like Elizabeth Warren from declaring that capitalism can be good, but only if the government has more control. And only if she and her fellow Democrats have a chance to impose even more rules and regulations.

A lot of people risk a lot of money to start businesses. No help necessarily. They create goods and services that people want, need, and desire, and they either buy it or they don't. That has created a standard of living that is the envy of the world, while the unimaginable in most places on this Earth.

Adapted from Sean Hannity's monologue from "Hannity" on January 31, 2019.

thestar.com

Published  3 weeks ago

Although the leaders of the U.S., Canada and Mexico signed a trade agreement last November, there is a real chance the approval process will drag on into the next U.S. presidential term, which begins in 2021.

National Review

Published  3 weeks ago

Such legislation effectively legalizes third-trimester abortion, so long as a single doctor says it’s okay.

Fox News

Published  3 weeks ago

Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, in an interview with Fox News, fired back Wednesday at Democrats who are fuming over the possibility he could launch an independent presidential bid and claiming such a move would boost President Trump in 2020.

“I think the Democrats need a little bit less caffeine right now,” Schultz said.

Speaking to Dana Perino on “The Daily Briefing,” Schultz said critics claiming he'd play a spoiler role by siphoning off Democratic votes are overreacting and claimed he is just as likely to draw moderate Republican voters from Trump.

“I think they've over-rotated completely because it's very possible that if I run for president as a centrist independent that more lifelong Republicans will come my way than Democrats. So I think the whole thing is just an overreaction in 24 hours,” he said.

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The Democratic pushback over Schultz’s possible independent presidential run began immediately after he told “60 Minutes” on Sunday that he was considering a bid for the White House. Since then, prominent Democrats from David Axelrod, the former adviser to then-President Barack Obama, to Tina Podlodowski, the Democratic Party chairwoman in Washington state, have all urged him not to launch a campaign.

"For somebody who is professing to be a lifelong Democrat, I think to be running as in independent in this particular cycle is not a wise thing to do," Podlodowski said.

The 65-year-old Seattle billionaire launched a tour Monday to promote his latest book, "From the Ground Up: A Journey to Reimagine the Promise of America." He has stops this week in New York; Tempe, Arizona; Seattle; and San Francisco — but no dates listed for the early-voting states of Iowa or New Hampshire.

He's been mentioned as a potential candidate many times before, and he's done little to quell speculation about his presidential ambitions since saying when he retired from Starbucks last June that his future could include "public service."

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Schultz also responded to criticism from Democratic presidential candidate and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren that somebody like Schultz or former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg only want to run for president to “keep a rigged system in place.”

“I find that so offensive,” Schultz said. “First of all Elizabeth Warren doesn't know me. I mean I started from nothing. I'm self-made. Isn't that the promise of America to that regardless of your station in life or where you come from that you can be successful in this country?”

He added: “I also think it's ludicrous. Elizabeth Warren a number of years ago knocked on my door and asked me for money when she was running for the Senate.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Breitbart

Published  3 weeks ago

Your week in global warming started in the Midwest and Northeast of the U.S. as they are being ravaged by the Polar Vortex.

Washington Examiner

Published  3 weeks ago

Counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway said that if Sen. Cory Booker were a Republican, he would be accused of being sexist for entering the primary competition against so many women.

“[W]hat’s wrong with the candidates that are already in there? What is your [Booker’s] objection to Kamala Harris running, Elizabeth Warren, Kirsten Gillibrand, these others who have already announced, Tulsi Gabbard, maybe?” Conway told "Fox & Friends" on Friday morning after Booker announced his run.

“If he were a Republican running against them, they would immediately call him a sexist for running against these women in the Democratic field.”

Booker released a video on the first day of Black History Month that announced he is entering the race for the White House in 2020.

Several other Democrats have already launched their bids in what is expected to be a crowded Democratic primary competition– Sens. Warren, Mass., Gillibrand, N.Y., Harris, Calif., and Rep. Gabbard, Hawaii, among those who already announced.

Conway, who also hails from New Jersey, also questioned what qualifies Booker to succeed President Trump.

“I would also ask him what exactly have you accomplished that qualifies you to be commander-in-chief and president of the United States?” Conway said, referencing what she characterized as a poor record as mayor of Newark.

“I think people should go and look at his record in Newark, New Jersey. Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, about eight or nine years ago, gave $200 million in matching funds to Newark for its school system and a whole bunch of that, millions and millions of dollars, went to politically-connected consulting firms,” Conway said.