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American Indian and Alaska Native (2010 Census Bureau)One race: 2,932,248 are registeredIn combination with one or more of the other races listed: 2,288,331Total: 5,220,579

BuzzFeed News

Published  3 days ago

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — Sen. Kamala Harris told a crowd here Monday that she would push for the federal government to rename Columbus Day “Indigenous Peoples’ Day,” a focal point for some progressives who say the holiday should emphasize the history of Native Americans instead of the European conqueror.

“Sign me up,” Harris said in response to a voter’s question of whether she would support the initiative to rename the holiday. She spoke of her own efforts in the Senate to make lynching a federal crime.

Harris, who officially launched her campaign for president last month in Oakland, drew an overflow crowd on her first town hall in New Hampshire, the site of the country’s first presidential primary. They spilled out of a church and into the snowy streets of Portsmouth to hear her deliver a campaign message of “speaking truth” and “fighting for justice,” a refrain that focuses in part on her past as a prosecutor and law enforcement official.

Harris also committed to passing a “new Voting Rights Act” that would make Election Day a federal holiday and emphasize same-day voter registration.

“I was impressed that she answered specific tough questions in the affirmative,” said Chip Noon, a real estate photographer from Durham, New Hampshire, who came to Harris’s event with his daughter, Jen Hess.

“I was expecting her to wiggle out of the question,” Hess said. “I think people are tired of that kind of thing. Our B.S. meter is pretty high.”

Harris’s competitor in the Democratic primary, Sen. Cory Booker, was asked the same question in New Hampshire Sunday but did not commit to renaming the holiday.

“I’d like to talk more about why you think it’s important on a federal level,” Booker told voters. “My commitment to you and indigenous peoples is to tell the truth, to work to address the issues, and to find a way to have real recognition and healing.”

Washington Free Beacon

Published  3 days ago

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.) has ties to a group that includes numerous radical anti-American and anti-Israel activists on its board of directors.

Breaking911

Published  4 days ago

Today, Attorneys Lin Wood and Todd McMurtry filed their first lawsuit on behalf of Nicholas Sandmann against The Washington Post. The lawsuit filed is included below. “The suit seeks $250 million in both compensatory and punitive damages,” the announcement states. “Lin and Todd will continue to bring wrongdoers before the court to seek damages in […]

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

MAGAMEDIA

Published  1 week ago

Democrats are crazy. That’s all there is to it. Just plain crazy. The latest negotiations regarding the border wall have had lackluster results to say the least. Their latest demands call for…

I Love My Freedom

Published  1 week ago

Freshman Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has advocated, along with other liberals, for cities to stop recognizing "Columbus Day." Sandusky, Ohio took notice. Get Your "Build The Wall" Coin For 50% Off And We'll Send Nancy Pelosi A

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.

dailycaller

Published  1 week ago

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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Katrina Pierson

Published  2 weeks ago

As reported by Daily Caller

Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claimed on Thursday that Latinos have a right to migrate into the United States because they descend from Native Americans.

“We have to have respect for children, respect for families, respect for human rights and respect for the right to human mobility because it is a right,” Ocasio-Cortez told a crowd while speaking out against Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

“It is a right because we are standing on native land, and Latino people are descendants of native people,” she continued. “And we cannot be told and criminalized simply for our identity or our status.”

The self-proclaimed Democratic Socialist joined three of her fellow progressive congresswomen in calling for Democrats to reject any measure that funds additional appropriations to immigration enforcement.

Ocasio-Cortez, along with Democratic Reps. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, and Aryanna Pressley of Massachusetts have been promoting an anti-ICE/CBP petition which was first circulated by left-wing activist groups including Move On, United We Dream and the Center for Popular Democracy (CPD), reported The Hill. The petition has over 200,000 signatures.

The New York congresswoman notably brought a CPD executive director, Ana Maria Archila, to the State of the Union address as her guest. The Open Society Foundation, which was founded and funded by George Soros, is one of CPD’s largest donors, giving millions to the organization over the past few years.

“Until they can make a good faith effort to expand and embrace immigrants in this nation that have always been a core element of American democracy, until they can prove good faith to an America ideal, they do not deserve any resources for their radical agenda,” Ocasio-Cortez told the crowd.

Rantt

Published  2 weeks ago

Democrats probe Trump's corruption, Nancy Pelosi claps back at the State of the Union, Jeff Bezos makes a consequential accusation, and more in week 107.

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.

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

The Tennessean

Published  3 weeks ago

It’s okay for people to disagree with my support for Donald Trump, but it’s not okay for them to despise and attack me for the color of my skin.

Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists

Published  3 weeks ago

The World to Come

01/26 12:57 pm

The global ruling elites are preparing for dystopia. And we too should be.

The American Mind

Published  4 weeks ago

Smirking While White

01/23 11:46 am

Standing in silence with a smile is now a crime for deplorable white males of all ages.

Breitbart

Published  4 weeks ago

The Covington High School students have earned the support of an attorney who has threatened to sue New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman for the “obvious libel” of her accusations against them, Daily Wire reported.

Haberman initially claimed that the students from Covington Catholic High School in Kentucky were taunting a group of Native Americans. Haberman characterized them as Trump-supporting racists who were mocking a “Vietnam veteran.”

The paper later amended the report in several ways, including an addendum that said, “interviews and additional video footage have offered a fuller picture of what happened in this encounter.” The report was also amended to reveal that the Native American who led the group, Nathan Phillips, had misled about his military service. It turns out he only served during the Vietnam era. He never served in Vietnam nor did he go to war.

Ultimately, Haberman’s report was riddled with errors and characterized the Covington kids as the worst sort. The attack was brought to the attention of L.A. trial attorney Robert Barnes.

Barnes jumped to his Twitter account to warn the Times’ Maggie Haberman over her error-filled report on the Covington kids. Barnes tweeted, “I will represent the kids for free if they want to sue @maggieNYT for obvious libel.”

I will represent the kids for free if they want to sue @maggieNYT for obvious libel. https://t.co/VmqVqIVNoe

Barnes’ tweet attracted a large number of supporters:

Good show! I am happy to help too on a pro-bono basis!

— perdiemservices (@Perdiemservices) January 20, 2019

I'll happily help work the case for free as well. Evil needs to be stopped.

— Theodore Williams (@frozen_pundit) January 20, 2019

National Review

Published  1 month ago

There’s an alarming number of falsehoods, inconsistencies, and nonsensical statements.

The Gateway Pundit

Published  1 month ago

After it was proven that Native American far-left activist Nathan Phillips lied about being a Vietnam veteran, the media came to his aid stealth editing articles and claiming that he has only claimed to be a “Vietnam-time veteran” — but a new video has surfaced of him once again making the false claim. On Wednesday […]

Fox News

Published  1 month ago

If it were basketball, comedian Kathy Griffin might have been charged with a technical foul.

On Tuesday, Griffin reportedly deleted a Twitter message that included a photo of teens playing basketball that she captioned, "Covington's finest throwing up the new nazi sign,” a reference to the high school students seen in a viral video that showed the high schoolers with some Native Americans in Washington, D.C., over the weekend.

But what Griffin apparently thought was a white-supremacist hand gesture may have instead been a common and harmless "OK" sign, according to reports. The "OK" is typically seen on basketball courts after a player hits a three-point shot, the New York Post reported.

Griffin told the Post's Page Six that “MSNBC’s Chris Hayes was kind enough to reply and correct me, so I deleted the tweet.”

She had previously taken issue with the students of Covington Catholic, calling for them to be shamed for their behavior in Washington, D.C. But other reports surfacing later revealed a much broader story than much of the press initially reported.

Fox News’ Tyler McCarthy contributed to this report.

Daily Wire

Published  1 month ago

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While most who called for physical violence or even death to a group of high school students who were unfairly targeted as harassers will suffer no consequences for their actions, one media outlet has taken action against one of its own for his contribution.

A journalist who contributed to Vulture has been fired from his main job at INE Entertainment after he publicly wished for the Covington Catholic students and their parents “to die.”

“I don’t know what it says about me but I’ve truly lost the ability to articulate the hysterical rage, nausea, and heartache this makes me feel. I just want these people to die. Simple as that. Every single one of them. And their parents,” Erik Abriss said on Saturday in a tweet.

“'Racism is in its Boomer death throes. It will die out with this younger generation!’ Look at the shit-eating grins on all those young white slugs’ faces. Just perverse pleasure at wielding a false dominion they’ve been taught their whole life was their divine right. F–ing die,” he added in a follow-up tweet.

INE Entertainment, where Abriss was a post-production supervisor, fired him after the tweets, according to TheWrap.

“We were surprised and upset to see the inflammatory and offensive rhetoric used on Erik Abriss’ Twitter account this weekend. He worked with the company in our post-production department and never as a writer,” the company said in a statement to TheWrap.

“While we appreciated his work, it is clear that he is no longer aligned with our company’s core values of respect and tolerance. Therefore, as of January 21, 2019, we have severed ties with Abriss,” the company added.

Abriss did not respond to an inquiry from TheWrap, but has since set his Twitter account to private. Even after his tweet was written about, he continued to smear the Covington Catholic students, calling them “MAGA chuds” and “racist.”

The original misreporting of the incident claimed the white, male teenagers of Covington Catholic surrounded and harassed a group of Native Americans. In reality, the students themselves were harassed by a group of Black Hebrew Israelites who shouted racial and anti-gay slurs at the teenagers, who responded by singing school songs to drown out the hate. The Native Americans then entered the group of students and marched up to one, while the leader, Nathan Phillips, banged his drum in the face of one of the teens.

But since the incident was portrayed as white male Trump supporters harassing a Native American, the kids received threats of death and physical violence, which has led to the school closing its doors Tuesday due to security concerns.

Lawyers are now offering to help the students sue media outlets and individuals who helped spread misinformation against them, including The New York Times, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and comedienne Kathy Griffin. At the time of this writing, it is unclear whether any of the students have actually hired an attorney to assist them in this endeavor, but many on Twitter are collecting examples of alleged libel to be used if any student chooses to do so.

WLWT

Published  1 month ago

New video shows racial, homophobic slurs used against Cov Cath students.

www.theepochtimes.com

Published  1 month ago

After media misreported an incident involving Covington Catholic high school students, a lawyer who represents the students said they may pursue libel case.

nydailynews.com

Published  1 month ago

A photo said to be featuring Covington Catholic High School students clad in blackface during a 2015 basketball game made the rounds on Twitter Monday morning amid last week’s Indigenous Peoples March controversy.

While the photo’s origins couldn't be verified, the official Covington Catholic High School YouTube account published a video last January boasting its basketball school spirit, and several clips, including one from 2012, showcase attendees chanting in black face, a mockery of the opposing players. The school took down the video later on Monday.

The full-body black paint worn by the students in the school’s official video closely resembles that of the students in the photo being circulated on social media.

Sandmann, the Covington (Kentucky) junior donning a MAGA cap, tried to dispel reports that he was mocking Nathan Phillips and other Native Americans at the end of the Indigenous Peoples March as they performed the “American Indian Movement” song at the Lincoln memorial.

“I never interacted with this protestor,” Sandmann said in a statement. “I did not speak to him. I did not make any hand gestures or other aggressive moves.”

The Courier-Journal

Published  1 month ago

Louisville public relations firm RunSwitch PR confirmed helping Covington Catholic student Nick Sandmann and his family after viral video's backlash

The Atlantic

Published  1 month ago

Like many people who spend too much time on Twitter, I watched with indignation Saturday morning as stories began appearing about a confrontation near the Lincoln Memorial between students from Covington Catholic High School and Native Americans from the Indigenous Peoples March. The story felt personal to me; I live a few miles from the high school, and my son attends a nearby all-boys Catholic high school. I texted him right away, ready with a lesson on what the students had done wrong.

“They were menacing a man much older than them,” I told him, “and chanting ‘Build the wall!’ and this smirking kid blocked his path and wouldn’t let him leave.” The short video, the subject of at least two-thirds of my Twitter feed Saturday, made me cringe, and the smirking kid in particular got to me: his smugness, radiating from under that red MAGA hat, was everything I wanted my teenagers not to be.

“Where were they chanting about building the wall?“ my son asked. His friends had begun weighing in, and their take was decidedly more sympathetic than mine. He wasn’t sure what to think, as he was hearing starkly different accounts from people he trusted. I doubled down, quoting from the profile of Nathan Phillips that The Washington Posthad quickly published online, where he said he’d been trying to defuse a tense situation. I was all-in on the outrage. How could they parade around in those hats, harassing a man old enough to be their grandfather—a Vietnam vet, no less?

By Sunday morning, more videos had surfaced, and I started looking for the clip that showed them chanting support for the wall. I couldn’t find it, but I did find a confrontation more complicated than I’d first believed. I saw a few people yelling terrible insults at the students before Phillips approached, which cast an ugly pall over the scene. I saw Phillips approach the students; I believed him when he said he’d intended his drumming to defuse the tension, but I also wondered how a group of high-school students could have gleaned that when he didn’t articulate it in a language they might understand.

I hated the MAGA hats some of the kids were wearing, their listless tomahawk chops, the way some of their chanting mocked Phillips’s. But I also saw someone with Phillips yelling at a few of the kids that his people had been here first, that Europeans had stolen their land. While I wouldn’t disagree, the scene was at odds with the reports that Phillips and those with him were attempting to calm a tense situation.

As I watched the longer videos, I began to see the smirking kid in a different light. It seemed to me that a wave of emotions rolled over his face as Phillips approached him: confusion, fear, resolve. He finally, I thought, settled on an expression designed to mimic respect while signaling to his friends that he’s got this under control. Observing it, I wondered what different reaction I could have reasonably hoped a high-school junior to have in such an unfamiliar and bewildering situation. I came up empty.

Let’s assume the worst, and agree that the boy was being disrespectful. That still would not justify the death threats he’s been receiving. It would not justify the harassment of the other Covington Catholic student who wasn’t even in Washington, but who was falsely identified as the smirker by some social-media users. Online vigilantes unearthed his parents’ address and peppered his family with threats all weekend long, even as they were trying to celebrate a family wedding, accusing them of raising a racist and promising to harm their family business.

The story is a Rorschach test—tell me how you first reacted, and I can probably tell where you live, who you voted for in 2016 and your general take on a list of other issues—but it shouldn’t be. Take away the video and tell me why millions of people cared so much about an obnoxious group of high-school students protesting legalized abortion and a small circle of Native Americans protesting centuries of mistreatment who were briefly locked in a tense standoff. Take away Twitter and Facebook and explain why total strangers cared so much about people they didn’t know in a confrontation they didn’t witness. Why are we all so primed for outrage, and what if the thousands of words and countless hours spent on this had been directed toward something consequential?

If the Covington Catholic incident was a test, it’s one I failed—along with most others. Will we learn from it, or will we continue to roam social media, looking for the next outrage fix? Next time a story like this surfaces, I’ll try to sit it out until more facts have emerged. I’ll remind myself that the truth is sometimes unknowable, and I’ll stick to discussing the news with people I know in real life, instead of with strangers whom I’ve never met. I’ll get my news from legitimate journalists instead of an online mob for whom Saturday-morning indignation is just another form of entertainment. And above all, I’ll try to take the advice I give my kids daily: Put the phone down and go do something productive.

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JONATHAN TURLEY

Published  1 month ago

I have been writing and speaking about the movement to remove statues that range from confederate leaders to Columbus to Supreme Court justices to Founders (here and here and here and here). This includes the calls for the removal of monuments to George Washington and Columbus. Now, the University of Notre Dame President John Jenkins has announced that a historic mural by Luigi Gregori will be covered up due to objections to the harm caused to Native Americans by Columbus and those who followed him. The famous mural depicting Columbus’ life and exploration was completed in around 1882. As should not come as a surprise to many on this blog, I view the decision as a mistake and a missed opportunity.

President John Jenkins wrote to students and faculty that “as we prepare to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day . . . at Notre Dame, I write to let you know of a recent decision.” He noted that “[m]any have come to see the murals as at best blind to the consequences of Columbus’ voyage for the indigenous peoples who inhabited this ‘new’ world and at worst demeaning toward them . . . ” Accordingly, the university will cover up the mural. He explained that “many have come to see the murals as at best blind to the consequences of Columbus’ voyage for the indigenous peoples who inhabited this ‘new’ world and at worst demeaning toward them.”

I can understand that objection. However, rather than literally covering up a historic art piece, the University had the opportunity for a learning experience in placing works near the piece that give a more accurate representation of the period. It could also include discussion of the controversy and the decision to preserve a historical art piece while extending the context around the piece to address these issues.

There is no denying Columbus’ historical significance. Millersville University professor Thomas Tirado wrote in 2000 that “It is nearly impossible to over-exaggerate the historical significance of Christopher Columbus. The ultimate expression of the Columbian Legacy has been nothing less than global in its impact.”

Our art often captures our struggle for equality and truth. While originally meant as a celebration of Columbus, it now represents something different for different people. That contemporary meaning is part of the power of public art pieces. They often treat a lesson not intended by the original artists but perhaps of greater importance to our generation.

Jenkins’ letter could well have been memorialized in nearby representations and placards: “whatever else Columbus’ arrival brought, for these peoples it led to exploitation, expropriation of land, repression of vibrant cultures, enslavement, and new diseases causing epidemics that killed millions.”

So the mural will no longer be visible in the hallway due to woven coverings that will leave the aged art intact underneath. At least it will not be destroyed and perhaps a later Administration will see the value in both preserving and explaining historical works.

Fox News

Published  1 month ago

We live in the culture of the quick hit, the hot take, the hair-trigger tweet, and that often amounts to a rush to judgment.

WayneDupree.com

Published  1 month ago

Liberals are consumed with hatred for others. This typically happens when you hate yourself.

Kathy Griffin is back in the news for another stupid reaction to a blown out of proportion subject topic that was created to bring out the nastiness of Democrat voters against those who love to support Pres. Trump.

This time Griffin went after the Covington Catholic High School boys because her friend and media buddies pushed and shared this story. Griffin associated the Covington Catholic High School basketball team three-point gesture as a “nazi sign.”

On Tuesday, Griffin reportedly deleted a Twitter message that included a photo of teens playing basketball that she captioned, “Covington’s finest throwing up the new nazi sign,” a reference to the high school students seen in a viral video that showed the high schoolers with some Native Americans in Washington, D.C., over the weekend.

Related: FINALLY! Journalist Fired Over Covington Students Death Threats!

But what Griffin apparently thought was a white-supremacist hand gesture may have instead been a common and harmless “OK” sign, according to reports. The “OK” is typically seen on basketball courts after a player hits a three-point shot, the New York Post reported.

Griffin told the Post’s Page Six that “MSNBC’s Chris Hayes was kind enough to reply and correct me, so I deleted the tweet.”

Fascinating and infuriating. How can people (mostly liberals) trust their instincts when they are continuously wrong over and over?

Liberals are the thought control and message control fascists via their Goebbels media and swamp and are often insane and violent. If you haven’t figured this out, you must be sleeping. Assured of moral superiority and outrage, despite lacking all semblance of faith and decency their society pancakes into the third world, willingly.

But notice, no Democrat politicians have condemned her. Republican politicians recently condemned the words of a GOP politician but Democrats march in lockstep with people like Griffin.

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Daily Wire

Published  1 month ago

Catholics in America suffered yet another round of humiliation this past weekend when the Diocese of Covington, Kentucky, caved into mob pressure by maligning a group of innocent high schoolers based on a viral video taken wildly out of context.

"We condemn the actions of the Covington Catholic High School students towards Nathan Phillips specifically, and Native Americans in general, Jan. 18, after the March for Life, in Washington, D.C.," said the office of Bishop Robert Foys in a statement on Saturday. "We extend our deepest apologies to Mr. Phillips. This behavior is opposed to the Church’s teachings on the dignity and respect of the human person."

The statement condemning a group of minors to a life of ruin at the hands of an SJW mob remained on the Covington archdiocese's website well into Monday, even after evidence increasingly showed that the boys were not bullying a Native American protester and were in fact victims of racial harassment.

Rather than apologize to the students who will now have to walk with a scarlet letter across their chest for years to come, the Covington Archdiocese issued an "update" on Tuesday, saying a "third-party investigation" is underway to determine if any "corrective action" should be taken.

"Concerning the incident in Washington, D.C., between Covington Catholic students, Elder Nathan Phillips and Black Hebrew Israelites the independent, third-party investigation is planned to begin this week. This is a very serious matter that has already permanently altered the lives of many people. It is important for us to gather the facts that will allow us to determine what corrective actions, if any, are appropriate," the Jan. 22 statement read, according to LifeSiteNews.

"We pray that we may come to the truth and that this unfortunate situation may be resolved peacefully and amicably and ask others to join us in this prayer."

The Covington archdiocese issued this horrifically disgusting statement of moral abdication even as multiple pundits, journalists, and celebrities have issued apologies of their own for jumping to conclusions too soon. In the wake of this disgrace, members of the Covington Catholic community have been excoriating the diocese for shamelessly throwing these boys under the bus. LifeSiteNews has more:

Posting on the “Roman Catholic Diocese of Covington” Facebook page on December 19, Gillian Lawlee-Foster wrote, “Absolutely disgusted by the behavior of those highschool kids and by the adults responsible for raising, teaching and shepherding them. What a disgrace!”

But today Anna Dobin wrote, “You should have paused before you threw your children under the bus. You said there would be an investigation yet made a judgement.”

There are now over 200 comments on the diocese’ Facebook page, many of them chastising the bishop for the diocese’ condemnation of the teenagers.

Novelist James McElroy wrote a similarly scathing rebuke of the archdiocese in the American Conservative. "The most egregious adult failure came from the Kentucky diocese that threw its own children under the bus," McElroy wrote. "Responsible leaders would have waited for more information before issuing a statement. These kids were violently threatened by deranged lunatics only to be threatened with expulsion from their school."

"Church leaders are supposed to be shepherds, but they’ve been so beat up by the child abuse scandals that they no longer have any fight in them. And by failing to wait for the full story, the Church betrayed its youth once again, along with the entire pro-life movement by legitimizing propaganda against it," he continued.

The commissars in charge of Covington Archdiocese are not the only members of the American hierarchy behaving shamelessly during this railroading of innocent young boys. As of this writing, Cardinal DiNardo, president of the USCCB, has uttered not a word in the boys' defense, nor has he rebuked priests like Father Edward Beck (CNN Commentator) who doubled down on his condemnation of the boys even after evidence proved them innocent.

"My feelings about the #CovingtonBoys are unchanged since the first reporting and viewing many different videos," Beck tweeted. "The boys acted inappropriately and chaperones should have intervened. And boys should not have been permitted to wear MAGA hats if they were representing the school."

My feelings about the #CovingtonBoys are unchanged since the first reporting and viewing many different videos. The boys acted inappropriately and chaperones should have intervened. And boys should not have been permitted to wear MAGA hats if they were representing the school.

— Father Edward Beck (@FrEdwardBeck) January 21, 2019

The Gateway Pundit

Published  1 month ago

Catholic Bishop Roger Joseph Foys condemned the children of Covington Catholic High School in Kentucky after they were harassed and abused following the Right for Life March.

Bishop Foys of Covington, Kentucky, along with the Covington Catholic High School administration succumbed to the mainstream media’s leftist spin of the Friday, January 19 altercation, issuing a joint statement of condemnation.

“We condemn the actions of the Covington Catholic High School students towards Nathan Phillips specifically, and Native Americans in general, Jan. 18, after the March for Life, in Washington, D.C.,” the January 19 statement read.

Foys has still not apologized to the students and parents for his grossly inaccurate statement.

On Tuesday OANN reported that several Covington High School parents are pulling their children from confirmation until the far left bishop apologizes.

Via Jack Posobiec:

NEW: Covington parents are pulling their children out of Catholic confirmation ceremony next week unless Bishop Foys apologizes to the students – @OANN

— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) January 22, 2019

Chicks On The Right — Young Conservatives

Published  1 month ago

Hannah Bleau

I wrote an updated post on what REALLY went down between the Covington Catholic High School boys in MAGA hats and the Native Americans at the Indigenous Peoples March. You can catch up on the entire thing here.

The young men did NOT go up to a group of Native Americans and harass them. Quite the contrary. Nick Sandmann, a Covington Catholic High School junior who was featured in the videos, released a formal statement on what really happened.

Well MSM? Have anything to say about that?

The DC Chronicle

Published  1 month ago

Saturday Night Live is not new to controversy when it comes to getting involved in politics.

As many of you know by now, there was an incident that involved students from Covington Catholic High School and Native Americans this past weekend. Unfortunately the mainstream media made up the lies based on Nathan Phillips statement.

It’s now been proven that the kids never surrounded the Native Americans, and in fact video evidence shows the Native Americans walked right into the middle of the group of Covington students.

After further review of the events, the mainstream media has been in a downward spiral trying to delete tweets and articles shaming the students. Parents of the students are looking to file suit along with the school for slander of the teens.

Enter the picture one Saturday Night Live writer named Sarah Beattie. Sarah was named one of five Comedians Who Might Help You Stay Sane for the Next 4 Years by Vogue.

Sarah is offering a “blow job” to anyone who manages to “punch that MAGA kid in the face.”

Interesting, so you’re willing to offer fellatio to someone who punches a minor in the face? That’s a great way to stay classy as you can see from her own Tweet below.

I will blow whoever manages to punch that maga kid in the face

— Sarah Beattie (@nachosarah) January 21, 2019

Can you imagine if the group of teenagers were from an inner city school, and conservatives were tweeting out and offering sexual favors for anyone punching them in the face? It would be the biggest story for weeks in the media.

oh yes the kid who was marching against women’s reproductive rights while wearing a hat promoting an evil homophobic racist misogynistic sociopath was TOTALLY misrepresented

— Sarah Beattie (@nachosarah) January 21, 2019

As you can see from the tweet above, Sarah seems to be a kind soul towards minors.

As of completion of this article, the tweet has since been deleted. But have no fear America, we screen shot it for you to see.

UPDATE: She claims in a tweet she does not write for SNL anymore.

UPDATE #2: She just made this tweet, still trying to be funny. Sad!

I will blow anyone who will murder me

— Sarah Beattie (@nachosarah) January 22, 2019

Matt Couch is the founder of America First Media and the CEO of the D.C. Chronicle News Group. Follow Matt on Twitter and Facebook.

Daily Wire

Published  1 month ago

On Saturday, the whole country was furious at a bunch of kids from Covington Catholic High School in Kentucky. The media, leading the charge, claimed that the teenaged boys accosted and harassed a group of Native Americans in DC.

CBC

Published  1 month ago

A diocese in Kentucky is looking into videos that show youths, possibly from the diocese's all-male high school, mocking Native Americans at a rally in Washington.

Laura Keener of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Covington said Saturday it regrets the incident and is investigating, but didn't comment further.

The Indigenous Peoples March in Washington on Friday coincided with the March for Life, which drew thousands of anti-abortion protesters, including a group from Covington Catholic High School in Park Hills.

Videos circulating online show a youth standing extremely close to an elderly Native American as he chanted and played a drum. Other youths, some wearing clothing with Covington logos, surrounded them, laughing and shouting. Many of the youths were also wearing "Make America Great Again" hats.

An online news platform called Indian Country Today identified the elderly man as Nathan Phillips, an Omaha elder and Vietnam veteran who holds an annual ceremony honouring Indigenous American veterans at the Arlington National Cemetery.

"When I was there singing, I heard them saying 'Build that wall, build that wall,"' Phillips said, as he wiped away tears in a video posted on Instagram. "This is Indigenous lands. We're not supposed to have walls here. We never did."

He said he wished the group would put their energy into "making this country really great."

State Rep. Ruth Buffalo, a North Dakota state lawmaker and member of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, said she was saddened to see students showing disrespect to an elder who is also a U.S. military veteran at what was supposed to be a celebration of all cultures.

"The behaviour shown in that video is just a snapshot of what Indigenous people have faced and are continuing to face," Buffalo said.

She said she hoped it would lead to some kind of meeting with the students to provide education on issues facing Native Americans.

U.S. Rep. Deb Haaland of New Mexico sharply criticized what she called a display of "blatant hate, disrespect, and intolerance."

"This Veteran put his life on the line for our country," she tweeted Saturday. "Heartbreaking."

MLive.com

Published  1 month ago

Two Native Americans who spent time protesting at Standing Rock led the marchers in songs and chants.

The DC Chronicle

Published  1 month ago

The Democratic Congressman who just happens to be the Chairman of the House Budget Committee wants to ban MAGA hats over a story that’s already been debunked.

You just can’t make up this level of insanity America.

As many of you already know by now, a group of high school kids from Covington Christian School were visiting the capital yesterday. They are an all boys school, and were in the middle of doing one of their school cheers. A group of Native Americans lead by liberal activist Nathan Phillips walked right into the middle of them and started beating their drums.

The boys had no idea what was going on, and our team here has already written articles and posted videos of the Native Americans saying “White people go back to Europe where you came from.”

Here is the tweet from the disgrace of a Congressman below.

I am calling for a total and complete shutdown of teenagers wearing MAGA hats until we can figure out what is going on. They seem to be poisoning young minds. [1/2] https://t.co/yq5bLd4kE2

— Rep. John Yarmuth (@RepJohnYarmuth) January 20, 2019

The conduct we saw in this video is beyond appalling, but it didn’t happen in a vacuum. This is a direct result of the racist hatred displayed daily by the President of the United States who, sadly, some mistake for a role model. [2/2]

— Rep. John Yarmuth (@RepJohnYarmuth) January 20, 2019

The story has since been debunked, and the boys did nothing wrong. The school is now even rumored to be thinking about suing the Mainstream Media for making up the fake story and harassing the kids and school.

The chairman of the House Budget committee wants to ban MAGA hats over a story that has been debunked. https://t.co/n7gWEUKqtV

— Joe Concha (@JoeConchaTV) January 20, 2019

This Congressman is so dumb and evil, he makes Ocasio Cortez look smart and fair. It’s official – Dems are evil tyrants who want to ban free speech https://t.co/qTOeaPs00N

— Wayne Allyn Root (@RealWayneRoot) January 21, 2019

When will Democrats learn that we live in the technology and information age. Lies are going to be disputed. It’s time for Conservatives across America to rise up, and stop being bullied by these people. The time to stand up to the left America, is now.

Matt Couch is the founder of America First Media and the CEO of the D.C. Chronicle News Group. Follow Matt on Twitter.

The Gateway Pundit

Published  1 month ago

The same far left media that ran with the junk Buzzfeed report on Friday is now smearing a group of pro-life high school kids in MAGA hats. On Friday a group of pro-life high school boys who attended the March for Life went to check out the Lincoln Memorial. While standing at the memorial a […]

POLITICO

Published  1 month ago

A diocese in Kentucky is looking into videos that show youths, possibly from the diocese's all-male high school, mocking Native Americans at a rally in Washington.

Laura Keener of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Covington said Saturday it regrets the incident and is investigating but didn't comment further.

The Indigenous Peoples March in Washington on Friday coincided with the March for Life, which drew thousands of anti-abortion protesters, including a group from Covington Catholic High School in Park Hills.

Videos circulating online show a youth staring at and standing extremely close to an elderly Native American who was singing and playing a drum. Other youths, some wearing clothing with Covington logos, surrounded them, laughing and shouting. Many of the youths were also wearing "Make America Great Again" hats.

The "Indian Country Today" website identified the elderly man as Nathan Phillips, an Omaha elder and Vietnam veteran who holds an annual ceremony honoring Native American veterans at Arlington National Cemetery.

State Rep. Ruth Buffalo, a North Dakota state lawmaker and member of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, said she was saddened to see students showing disrespect to an elder who is also a U.S. military veteran at what was supposed to be a celebration of all cultures.

"The behavior shown in that video is just a snapshot of what indigenous people have faced and are continuing to face," Buffalo said.

She said she hoped it would lead to some kind of meeting with the students to provide education on issues facing Native Americans.

U.S. Rep. Deb Haaland of New Mexico sharply criticized what she called a display of "blatant hate, disrespect, and intolerance."

"This Veteran put his life on the line for our country," she tweeted Saturday. "Heartbreaking."

dailycaller

Published  1 month ago

gellerreport

Published  1 month ago

And for this she gets a quarter million dollar book deal, while Americans who work in defense of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, like my colleagues and me, are blacklisted and destroyed by the left-elite totalitarians. Under the left-wing pecking order, Islam trumps all — gays, women, blacks et al.

Rep. Ilhan Omar Defends Anti-Semitic Hate Group Which Calls for Death of Gays

By Daniel Greenfield, January 24, 2019:

After apologizing for claiming that Jews have hypnotized the world, she decided to jump on the Covington Catholic disaster with the worst possible hot take, by defending the black nationalist group involved in the confrontation.

Rep. Omar claimed that the students “were taunting 5 Black men”. The actual video shows that the Black Israelite hate group, a racist and anti-Semitic movement, was doing the taunting.

The men, belonging to a group called the Black Israelites, were actually the ones harassing the group of teenagers. The men shouted the students were “crackers,” “faggots,” and “pedophiles.”

It was also not just the white students that received the ire from the Black Israelites, but also an African-American student. They called him the n-word and warned him that his white friends were going to steal his organs.

Caitlin Flanagan at The Atlantic also has a good writeup.

It seems that the Black Hebrew Israelites had come to the Lincoln Memorial with the express intention of verbally confronting the Native Americans, some of whom had already begun to gather as the video begins, many of them in Native dress. The Black Hebrew Israelites’ leader begins shouting at them: “Before you started worshipping totem poles, you was worshipping the true and living God. Before you became an idol worshipper, you was worshipping the true and living God. This is the reason why this land was taken away from you! Because you worship everything except the most high. You worship every creation except the creator—and that’s what we are here to tell you to do.”

The Black Israelite hate group however reserves much of its hatred for Jews, as its members insist that they are the true Jews.

And the Jews are impostors.

The SPLC, which the media routinely cites as authoritative, had laid out in the past.

Around the country, thousands of men and women have joined black supremacist groups on the extremist fringe of the Hebrew Israelite movement, a black nationalist theology that dates back to the 19th century. Its doctrine asserts that African Americans are God’s true chosen people because they, not the people known to the world today as Jews, are the real descendants of the Hebrews of the Bible. Although most Hebrew Israelites are neither explicitly racist nor anti-Semitic and do not advocate violence, there is a rising extremist sector within the Hebrew Israelite movement whose adherents believe that Jews are devilish impostors and who openly condemn whites as evil personified, deserving only death or slavery.

“I’m talking about 99 million niggers! You talking about 6 million crackers?”

General Mayakaahla Ka is shouting at a college-aged Jewish kid outside the Market East Station in downtown Philadelphia. He and three other extremist Hebrew Israelite preachers, all wearing the Israelite School insignia of two swords crossed through a Star of David, berate their victim until he begins to weep. The altercation is part of an Israelite School recruiting video that began circulating this spring and has since been viewed more than 73,000 times.

“Are you saying the Holocaust is a joke?” the Jewish man asks.

“It’s a joke!” the “general” responds. “The Holocaust is a damn joke! Heil Hitler!”

These are the people that Rep. Omar is defending. And it’s no wonder why.

Extremist Hebrew Israelites have a long, strange list of enemies. At the top of the list are white people, who they preach are descended from a race of red, hairy beings, known as Edomites, who were spawned by Esau, the twin brother of Jacob (later known as Israel) in the Old Testament. Equally hated are “fraudulent” Jews, “the synagogue of Satan.” They’re closely followed in no particular order by Asians, promiscuous black women, abortionists, continental Africans (who, according to the extremist Israelites, sold the lost tribes of Israel, who were black, to European slave traders), and gay people, who according to extremist Israelites should all be put to death. (In December 2006, three gay men who were assaulted inside an Atlanta nightclub identified their attackers as Hebrew Israelites; no arrests were made).

Will the media hold Rep. Omar accountable? Of course it won’t.

Conservative News Today

Published  1 month ago

An appalling incident at the Women’s March not only has failed to make endless media headlines, it demonstrated again the blatant hypocrisy of the left. While liberals have been in a fevered meltdown over teens in MAGA hats and Native Americans, it seems the story of a blatant act of sexual assault caught on camera […]

The Gateway Pundit

Published  1 month ago

On Sunday incoming Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar posted a call to action on Twitter. Fact: Ilhan is an Muslim immigrant from Mogadishu, Somalia representing Minnesota’s 5th District. Fact: She is a darling of the left. Fact: She was at one time reportedly married to her brother. Here is her tweet: Today is the anniversary […]

Sean Hannity

Published  2 months ago

Actor Alec Baldwin escalated his all-out-war with President Trump Monday, viciously claiming the Commander-in-Chief was America’s “punishment” for “slavery, the slaughter of Native Americans, and Vietnam.”

Baldwin posted the hate-filled tirade on his charity’s social media account, writing “Trump is a curse, brought down on us as punishment 4 our sins. The slaughter of Native Americans, slavery, Japanese internment, Vietnam. Every hateful, misogynistic, racist notion, intertwined w our better nature, Trump embodies those. He is us. Now we can face it + exorcise it.”

Trump is a curse, brought down on us as punishment 4 our sins. The slaughter of Native Americans, slavery, Japanese internment, Vietnam. Every hateful, misogynistic, racist notion, intertwined w our better nature, Trump embodies those. He is us. Now we can face it + exorcise it.

— HABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) December 16, 2018

Baldwin made national headlines just weeks ago when he was arrested in New York City for allegedly assaulting an unidentified man over a Manhattan parking space.

Read the full story at Fox News.

Breitbart

Published  2 months ago

Actor and faux-President Donald Trump Alec Baldwin called the president a “curse” for the “sins” of America Sunday, saying that it is time to “exorcise” him from society.

“Trump is a curse, brought down on us as punishment 4 our sins. The slaughter of Native Americans, slavery, Japanese internment, Vietnam. Every hateful, misogynistic, racist notion, intertwined w our better nature, Trump embodies those. He is us. Now we can face it + exorcise it,” Alec Baldwin said.

Trump is a curse, brought down on us as punishment 4 our sins. The slaughter of Native Americans, slavery, Japanese internment, Vietnam. Every hateful, misogynistic, racist notion, intertwined w our better nature, Trump embodies those. He is us. Now we can face it + exorcise it.

— HABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) December 16, 2018

Baldwin’s rant not only fails to mention that the United States has done a great deal to right these historical wrongs, he also doesn’t mention that most of these tragedies took place under Democrats.

The Saturday Night Live star preceded this statement with another social media post, in which he called for all Americans to rally behind Trump’s eventual successor.

“Remember that once Trump is gone, by whatever means, + is replaced by a competent/duly elected successor, it will be necessary 4 all in this country 2 offer their support 2 that man/woman. Regardless of party. The period of healing for us will be long + will require our best.”

Remember that once Trump is gone, by whatever means, + is replaced by a competent/duly elected successor, it will be necessary 4 all in this country 2 offer their support 2 that man/woman. Regardless of party. The period of healing for us will be long + will require our best.

— HABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) December 16, 2018

The 60-year-old alleged parking lot-puncher recently called President Trump a “national socialist tumor.”

“The United States has a National Socialist tumor in its body and it is growing day by day. This alone should compel you to do everything in your power to get rid of Trump,” he said in a social media post last month.

The Hunt for Red October star also confessed in October that he is “horrified” every single day when he remembers that Trump is the president.

“Every day I wake up, I still am horrified. I feel like I’m in some dream that Trump is president of the United States. I almost can’t even say it,” he told reporters after a Democratic Party fundraiser.

Fox News

Published  2 months ago

As the old saying goes “Once is a mistake. Twice is a pattern. Three times is a habit.” There seems to be a habit of demonizing women in politics as they become more powerful. What starts as a whisper campaign becomes a hurricane of criticism that is designed to defeat them by demonizing them.

It’s simple, if voters don’t like you then it’s nearly impossible to win an election. Exploiting tired tropes about women combined with the toxic environment of politics today, fueled by millions of dollars in paid ads and televised rallies makes certain women are loathed by a segment of voters. More often than not it is personal not policy. But, make no mistake, it is designed to make them unacceptable. That‘s not a coincidence. And once you demonize one woman it becomes more acceptable to do the same to the next one.

The first example is Hillary Clinton. For over 40 years she has been the target of some of the harshest criticism of anyone in politics. As First Lady of the United States when she led health care reform the criticism was relentless. When she became a candidate in her own right for the Senate and then president the criticism only increased. In 2015 as Clinton was running for president, Congressman Kevin McCarthy, soon to be the Republican House Minority Leader, said “Everybody thought Hillary Clinton was unbeatable, right? But we put together a Benghazi special committee, a select committee. What are her numbers today? Her numbers are dropping. Why? Because she's un-trustable. But no one would have known any of that had happened had we not fought and made that happen." Clinton finished the 2016 election with an unfavorability rating of 52 percent.

However, the campaign to demonize Clinton reached its zenith with Donald Trump. To this day at Trump rallies his supporters still chant “Lock her up” for purported crimes, the claims of which certainly hurt her with voters in the 2016 election. Yet, ironically it was Trump who was under investigation throughout the 2016 election and could be on the verge of facing criminal charges as those around him plead guilty to crimes.

Next is Nancy Pelosi. The first woman Speaker in history, poised to claim that post again, has faced withering criticism as well. A favorite of Republicans, they use Pelosi to raise money and oppose Democrats, spending hundreds of millions of dollars in ads about her. In the last six weeks of the 2018 election alone over 61,000 ads featuring Pelosi were run by Republicans. Pelosi’s unfavorability rating is 48 percent in the latest Fox News poll.

There will be more women subjected to this campaign to demean and discredit them unless those who use these tactics pay a price for it.

In a recent White House meeting with Trump, he felt the need to try to diminish Pelosi by saying she was having a hard time getting votes to be Speaker. Pelosi not only chastised him for the characterization, but she also schooled him on rounding up votes for the budget, then wrapped up the race for Speaker in the wake of her performance.

Democrats aren’t innocent either in this case. Criticism of Pelosi’s age is used to suggest she’s past her prime. Yet for older men age is seen as experience. Congressmen Seth Moulton, D-Mass., and Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, opposed her bid for Speaker for seemingly no other reason than her age. Their opposition was couched in the veneer of “new leadership.” Yet, they were unwilling to run against her themselves and unable to find anyone to do it.

The latest target is Elizabeth Warren. As she prepares to launch a campaign for president many of the same attacks lodged against Clinton and Pelosi are now used against Warren. Trump’s Chief of Staff John Kelly called her an “impolite, arrogant woman.” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell famously tried to silence her on the Senate floor while she read a letter from the late Coretta Scott King critical of Attorney General Jeff Sessions. McConnell admonished Warren because she refused to stop speaking, then he banished her from the floor as a result, saying “and yet she persisted.” Warren finished her speech in the hallway on Facebook for the world to see and, yes, “persisted.”

Lately, it is the criticism of Warren’s heritage using a slur demeaning to Native Americans and women that started in her first Senate race. Now used by Trump and his supporters, it is the worst example of the effort to demonize Warren and make her unacceptable to voters. It is too early to measure her national unfavorability rating. But, make no mistake about it, the campaign to demonize Warren is well underway.

The fact is that Clinton, Pelosi, and Warren aren’t the only women subjected to this treatment. But they should be the last. There will be more women subjected to this campaign to demean and discredit them unless those who use these tactics pay a price for it. Despite the record number of women elected to Congress, most of whom are Democrats, and the historic gender gap of women voting for Democrats, that alone may not be enough to stop this approach. The strategy to demonize women, and those who practice it, has to become unacceptable in American politics.

When that day comes, then women can wage campaigns on the same terms as men and that will make our elections, our democracy, and our country better for it.

Mary Anne Marsh is a Democratic political analyst and a principal at Dewey Square Group in Boston where she provides strategic counsel for Fortune 100 companies, non-profits and political campaigns.

Change.org

Published  2 months ago

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Bishop of Covington Rev. Bishop Foys: Support the Covington Catholic Boys.

Big League Politics

Published  3 months ago

Less than 12 hours after Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III had to debunk a false BuzzFeed story that accused President Donald J. Trump of felonious activity, the website was back at it, this time smearing teenagers in MAGA hats who were confronted by an elderly Native American man at the March for Life in Washington, D.C. “The MAGA […]

The Gateway Pundit

Published  3 months ago

BuzzFeed and the hateful left-wing media is at it again — these MAGA teens were doxxed and are now in fear for their lives!  On Friday, a group of high school boys from Kentucky went to the Lincoln Memorial after attending the March For Life. While standing at the memorial a group(?) of Native Americans […]

Mother Jones

Published  3 months ago

"The wake-up call has already happened."

TheHill

Published  3 months ago

Women began placing "I voted" stickers on the grave of women's suffragist Susan B. Anthony on Tuesday, 146 years after she made history by illegally casting her ballot in a presidential election.

Fox News

Published  3 months ago

The North Dakota Democratic Party is discouraging hunters from voting in the upcoming election, claiming they could lose their out-of-state hunting licenses if they do so.

“Attention hunters: If you vote in North Dakota, you may forfeit hunting licenses you have in other states. If you want to keep your out-of-state hunting licenses, you may not want to vote in North Dakota,” the ad says, linking to a similar warning on the North Dakota Democratic-NPL website.

(Facebook/screenshot)

“By voting in North Dakota, you could forfeit your hunting licenses. You MUST be a resident of North Dakota to vote here. And if you are a resident of North Dakota, you may lose hunting licenses you have in other states,” the website said.

The ad is linked to the Hunter Alert Facebook page which appears to have been created earlier this week. Facebook notes it was paid for by the North Dakota Democratic-NPL.

A spokesman for the North Dakota Game and Fish Department said it was not involved in the ad and didn't back the message.

“I don’t know what they’re talking about,” Robert Timian, the chief game warden, told Fox News.

He said he wasn’t aware of any similar ads in the past.

North Dakota Secretary of State Al Jaeger also told political blogger Rob Port he’s never heard such a claim before.

North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, a Democrat, is in danger of losing her seat to Republican Rep. Kevin Cramer in next week’s election. Fox News has ranked the race as likely Republican.

Last week, Heitkamp gave almost $2.7 million of her campaign cash to the North Dakota Democratic Party to help with other races in the state.

“Heidi Heitkamp is using her anti-Kavanaugh campaign coffers to suppress voter turnout in North Dakota,” Jake Wilkins, the North Dakota GOP spokesman, told Fox News, adding she’s “made it clear that she only cares about winning re-election, not helping her constituents.”

Donald Trump Jr., the president’s oldest son, accused the party of trying to suppress voters.

“Only the party that wants to take your guns could do something so untruthful to suppress the North Dakota vote. This ad is false,” he said. “Don’t let these liar Democrats get away with it.”

Republicans, too, have been accused of voter suppression ahead of the election. A new law requires North Dakotans to have an ID that shows a name, birthdate and street address to vote. But many Native Americans, who tend to vote for Democrats, say a street address is not always evident on reservations.

A federal judge denied a request from a North Dakota tribe to block the state’s voter ID law earlier this week.

Neither Heitkamp’s campaign nor the Democratic Party responded to a request for comment from Fox News Friday morning.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Frontpage Mag

Published  3 months ago

Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch recently asserted that Voter ID laws are “designed” to “intimidate” and “scare people away from the [political] process.” Lynch's perspective—which represents that of the Democratic Party as a whole—s founded on the premise that the incidence of voter fraud is extremely rare, and that initiatives like Voter ID requirements, which have been put in place in 34 states, are unnecessary and constitute a form of vote suppression. A related argument holds that some demographic subgroups of the U.S. population—particularly nonwhite and low-income people—are considerably less likely to hold government-issued forms of identification than are their white, more affluent counterparts. Thus, say the critics, Voter ID laws discriminate against these subgroups and function as a modern-day equivalent of “poll taxes” that have the effect of disenfranchising certain groups.

The notion that voter fraud is an uncommon occurrence can be traced most significantly to Citizens Without Proof, a November 2006 report produced by the George Soros-funded Brennan Center for Justice, which stated that “fraud by individual voters is both irrational [because perpetrators risk penalties of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine] and extremely rare.”

Citizens Without Proof is most often cited for its widely circulated claim that about 25% of all African-Americans of voting age do not own a photo ID. But an August 2011 Heritage Foundation study exposed that report as being “dubious in its methodology and results, and suspect in its sweeping conclusions.” For example, Heritage noted that the Brennan Center had: (a) used biased questioning to obtain the results it wanted vis-à-vis minority voters; (b) based its report entirely on one survey of 987 “voting age American citizens,” but made no effort to determine whether the respondents were in fact citizens; (c) neglected to ask whether the respondents were actual voters, likely voters, registered voters, or even eligible to vote at all; and (d) failed to ask the respondents whether they possessed student or tribal ID cards, even though such cards are acceptable forms of Voter ID in some states.

Further, Heritage pointed out that the Brennan Center statistics were sharply at odds with the findings of other studies on voter-identification documents. For example, a 2008 American University survey in Maryland, Indiana, and Mississippi found that fewer than one-half of 1 percent of registered voters lacked a government-issued ID. Similarly, a 2006 survey of more than 36,000 voters found that only “23 people in the entire sample—less than one-tenth of one percent of reported voters—were unable to vote because of an ID requirement.” Heritage noted, moreover, that “every state that has passed a voter ID law has also ensured that the very small percentage of individuals who do not have a photo ID can easily obtain one for free if they cannot afford one.”

Lastly, the Heritage Foundation study identified footnotes within Citizens Without Proof that not only cast serious doubt on the results of the report, but actually contradicted its major claims. For example, Footnote 1 states that “the results of this survey were weighted to account for underrepresentation of race,” but nowhere is there an explanation of how this factor was weighted, making it impossible to determine the accuracy of the footnote’s claim. Footnote 3 states that “135 respondents indicated that they had both a U.S. birth certificate and U.S. naturalization papers,” suggesting confusion on the part of the respondents. And perhaps most significantly, Footnote 4 states plainly that “[t]he survey did not yield statistically significant results for differential rates of possession of citizenship documents by race, age, or other identified demographic factors.”

Notwithstanding the methodological flaws of the Brennan Center study, a host of left-wing groups and individuals have echoed its assertions that voter fraud is exceedingly rare, and that among voting-age adults, 25% of blacks, 16% of Hispanics, and 15% of those who earn less than $35,000 annually, lack a photo ID. Noting that the corresponding figures for voting-age adults in other racial, ethnic, and income categories are significantly lower, these same critics cite the foregoing figures as evidence of selective disenfranchisement.

In a December 2011 speech condemning Voter ID laws, for instance, Loretta Lynch's predecessor as Attorney General, Eric Holder, said: “It is time to ask: What kind of nation and what kind of people do we want to be? Are we willing to allow this era—our era—to be remembered as the age when our nation’s proud tradition of expanding the franchise ended?” In a May 2012 meeting of the Congressional Black Caucus and black church leaders, Holder revisited this theme:

“Despite our nation’s long history of extending voting rights to non-property owners and to women, to people of color, to Native Americans, and to younger Americans, today a growing number of our fellow citizens are worried about the same disparities, divisions and problems that nearly five decades ago so many fought to address. In my travels across this country, I’ve heard a consistent drumbeat of concern from citizens who for the first time in their lives now have reason to believe that we are failing to live up to one of our nation’s most noble ideals and some of the achievements that defined the civil rights movement now hang, again, in the balance.”

Holder's contention that Voter ID laws are unnecessary was dealt an embarrassing blow in early 2012, when James O'Keefe, a 28-year-old white investigative journalist, posted online a video of himself walking into the polling place in Holder’s District of Columbia precinct, falsely identifying himself as Eric Holder (a highly prominent 61-year-old African American), and asking for a ballot so he could vote in the Democratic primary which was being held that day. The video shows a poll worker responding to O'Keefe's request by willingly offering him Holder's ballot and making no effort to verify the young man's identity.

In February 2016, National Review Online reported that a recent study by Reuters "found almost no difference (2 versus 3 percent) in the number of white and black voters who lacked ID."

Voter fraud is much easier to carry out, of course, if the groundwork is first laid in the form of voter-registration fraud, typified by such tactics as falsifying registration forms with forged or duplicate signatures, names of dead or non-existent people, names of convicted felons who are ineligible to vote, fake Social Security numbers, incorrect birth dates, and non-existent addresses. The most infamous perpetrator of this type of voter-registration fraud was the community organization ACORN—now defunct as an national entity, but reconstituted under a variety of different names in several states. In both the 2004 and 2008 election cycles, ACORN registered at least several hundred thousand voters. As of October 2008, the group was under investigation for tens of thousands of acts of voter-registration fraud in 13 states.

In 2012, the Pew Center for the States estimated that approximately 24 million of the roughly 150 million voter registrations in the U.S. were ineligible, including “more than 1.8 million dead people listed as voters; about 2.75 million with voter registrations in more than one state; and about 12 million voter records with incorrect addresses, meaning either the voters moved or errors in the information make it unlikely any mailings can reach them.”

Like every other leading Democrat in the United States, Loretta Lynch and Eric Holder are very well aware of all the facts cited in this article. Nevertheless, they choose to portray Voter ID laws as racist measures designed to disenfranchise nonwhite minorities and the poor. The reason for this is not at all obscure: They are habitual liars whose only concern is to broaden the Democratic Party's power by absolutely any means necessary, including the propagation of voter fraud.

Dinesh D'Souza

Published  4 months ago

Plantation Politics and the Making of the Democratic Party

Who is killing America? Is it really Donald Trump and a GOP filled with white supremacists? In a major new work by #1 New York Times bestselling author Dinesh D’Souza, you will find a compelling case that Democrats are the ones killing America by turning it into a massive nanny state modeled on the Southern plantation system.

This sweeping alternative history of the Democratic Party goes back to its foundations in the antebellum South. The slaveholding elite devised the plantation as a means of organizing labor and political support. It was a mini welfare state, a cradle to grave system that bred dependency and punished any urge to independence. This model impressed northern Democrats, inspiring the political machines that traded government handouts for votes from ethnic immigrant blocs.

Today’s Democrats have expanded to a multiracial plantation of ghettos for blacks, barrios for Latinos, and reservations for Native Americans. Whites are the only holdouts resisting full dependency, and so they are blamed for the bigotry and racial exploitation that is actually perpetrated by the Left.

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Raw Story

Published  5 months ago

Actress Alyssa Milano went after Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Susuan Collins (R-ME) on Sunday after Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s sexual assault accuser came forward.

Collins told CNN when arriving back in Washington Sunday evening that she wasn’t ready to decide whether to believe the accuser or not. But when the shoe was on the Democratic foot, Collins was quick to call for Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) to step down.

“I did find the allegations against him to be both credible, disgusting and appalling and degrading to women,” she told host George Stephanopoulos during an appearence on his Sunday show “This Week.”

“A little reminder, @SenatorCollins,” Milano tweeted. “This, from 2017, one week after the allegations—

Collins: Franken allegations ‘credible, disgusting and appalling’ //politi.co/2j8fDFg

Your move. The women of America are waiting.”

A little reminder, @SenatorCollins. This, from 2017, one week after the allegations—

Collins: Franken allegations ‘credible, disgusting and appalling’ https://t.co/KtYbNfGSjY

Your move. The women of America are waiting. #WithdrawKavanaugh #PostponeTheVote #StopKavanaugh

— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) September 17, 2018

The same is true of the Alaska senator. While Murkowski has been ripped for potentially supporting Kavanaugh despite his opinions on Native Americans like the ones in her state, she hasn’t gotten much flack for her hypocrisy on Kavanaugh in wake of the assault accusations.

“We’re seeing a culture of harassment & assault being exposed on a daily basis,” Murkowski wrote on Twitter in 2017. “Whether you are in the media, politics, or anywhere else abuse of power is unacceptable & shouldn’t be tolerated at any place at any level. Sen. Franken must know that & that’s why he must step down.”

She has yet to call for Kavanaugh to step down.

“Your words. Your move. The women of America are waiting,” Milano tweeted.

A reminder @lisamurkowski!

In your own words on 12/6/17 below.

Your words. Your move. The women of America are waiting. #WithdrawKavanaugh #PostponeTheVote #StopKanavaugh https://t.co/Rioljsvxa1

— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) September 17, 2018

Washington Free Beacon

Published  5 months ago

I've seen my share of deception and chicanery from politicians in my thankfully brief time on this earth. And sure, I expected dumb hatchet jobs and pointless grandstanding in reaction to something as big as an open Supreme Court seat. But this tweet from California Senator Kamala Harris really takes the cake.

Kavanaugh chooses his words very carefully, and this is a dog whistle for going after birth control. He was nominated for the purpose of taking away a woman’s constitutionally protected right to make her own health care decisions. Make no mistake – this is about punishing women. pic.twitter.com/zkBjXzIvQI

— Kamala Harris (@SenKamalaHarris) September 7, 2018

"Kavanaugh chooses his words very carefully, and this is a dog whistle for going after birth control," the likely 2020 Democratic presidential candidate insisted. Ironically, Harris was the one choosing the words for him. The video in the tweet selectively quotes Brett Kavanaugh in a way that completely changes his meaning.

Here's what you hear Kavanaugh say in the ten-second video:

"Filling out the form would make them complicit in the provision of the abortion-inducing drugs that they were, as a religious matter, objected to."

Here's the longer, fuller quote:

"It was a technical matter of filing out a form in that case. But they said filling out the form would make them complicit in the provision of the abortion-inducing drugs that they were, as a religious matter, objected to."

The "they" Kavanaugh is alluding to is the pro-life Catholic Priests for Life, who sued for a religious exemption to the Affordable Care Act under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. When the case came before the Tenth Circuit, Kavanaugh dissented from the decision not to take up the case, and Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz asked during the hearing why he did so.

As the bolded section makes perfectly clear, Kavanaugh was summarizing the Priest for Life‘s position in that case, which is that the law made them complicit in the provision of birth control to their employees, contrary to Catholic teachings. Sure enough, the priest's brief said they objected to "abortion-inducing products, contraception … sterilization, or related counseling."

Kavanaugh made no comments during the hearing or in his opinion that suggesting he agreed with the priests' assessment of some forms of birth control. Nor did he need to. In religious liberty cases, it's irrelevant whether or not the judges believe the petitioner's religious beliefs are logical or rational. Surely eight Supreme Court justices didn't endorse the use of mind-altering drugs when they upheld Native Americans' right to use them in religious ceremonies (although some of Ginsburg's dissents make me wonder).

Set all that aside. Harris (or, let's be honest, her staff) took the video of Kavanaugh's comments and cut it off mid-sentence, and only left off the parts that indicated Kavanaugh was alluding to someone else's beliefs. The video even capitalizes "Filling" in the video's subtitles, making it seem like it was the start of a sentence. There's no way they didn't know what they were doing, and they did it with clear malice aforethought.

The best I can say for Harris is that she didn't come up with this lie, she was merely mimicking the hacks on social media who have gone gaga for her and her financial backer, Planned Parenthood. The latter was even almost-sort-of-kind-of called out by CNN in their story on Kavanaugh's comments:

In a press release, however, Planned Parenthood drew attention to the exchange but left out the words "they said," making it appear as if Kavanaugh was speaking for himself.

Beth Lynk, a spokeswoman for Planned Parenthood Federation of America, acknowledged the error, but still took issue with the fact that she said Kavanaugh had mischaracterized the case and also used a controversial term used by groups opposed to abortion.

Ah yes, it was an "error" that led Planned Parenthood to selectively quote the nominee they oppose. That's the sort of leeway that explains why they felt like they could get away with it in the first place. My hope is that they don't, that mainstream fact-checking websites and media outlets take a look at what Planned Parenthood, Harris, and other are spreading and call it what it is: a desperate, pathetic smear.

The Daily Beast

Published  5 months ago

Formerly confidential emails have been released that show the Supreme Court nominee contradicting statements he made under oath to the Senate.

BuzzFeed News

Published  5 months ago

St. Joseph’s Orphanage

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Millions of American children were placed in orphanages. Some didn’t make it out alive.

creators

Published  7 months ago

A man I have known since grade school changed his name, years ago, to an Arabic one. He told me he rejected Christianity as "the white man's religion that justified slavery." He argued Africans taken out of that continent were owed reparations. "From whom?" I asked.

Arab slavers took more Africans out of Africa and transported them to the Middle East and to South America than European slavers took out of Africa and brought to North America. Arab slavers began taking slaves out of Africa beginning in the ninth century — centuries before the European slave trade — and continued well after.

In "Prisons & Slavery," John Dewar Gleissner writes: "The Arabs' treatment of black Africans can aptly be termed an African Holocaust. Arabs killed more Africans in transit, especially when crossing the Sahara Desert, than Europeans and Americans, and over more centuries, both before and after the years of the Atlantic slave trade. Arab Muslims began extracting millions of black African slaves centuries before Christian nations did. Arab slave traders removed slaves from Africa for about 13 centuries, compared to three centuries of the Atlantic slave trade. African slaves transported by Arabs across the Sahara Desert died more often than slaves making the Middle Passage to the New World by ship. Slaves invariably died within five years if they worked in the Ottoman Empire's Sahara salt mines."

My name-changing friend did not know that slavery occurred on every continent except Antarctica. Europeans enslaved other Europeans. Asians enslaved Asians. Africans enslaved other Africans. Arabs enslaved other Arabs. Native Americans even enslaved other Native Americans.

He accused me of "relying on white historians" who, he insisted, had a "vested interest to lie."

What about Thomas Sowell, the brilliant economist/historian/philosopher, who happens to be black? Sowell writes: "Of all the tragic facts about the history of slavery, the most astonishing to an American today is that, although slavery was a worldwide institution for thousands of years, nowhere in the world was slavery a controversial issue prior to the 18th century.

"People of every race and color were enslaved — and enslaved others. White people were still being bought and sold as slaves in the Ottoman Empire, decades after American blacks were freed."

Sowell also wrote: "The region of West Africa ... was one of the great slave-trading regions of the continent — before, during, and after the white man arrived. It was the Africans who enslaved their fellow Africans, selling some of these slaves to Europeans or to Arabs and keeping others for themselves. Even at the peak of the Atlantic slave trade, Africans retained more slaves for themselves than they sent to the Western Hemisphere. ... Arabs were the leading slave raiders in East Africa, ranging over an area larger than all of Europe."

I asked my friend if his anger over slavery extended to countries like Brazil. "Brazil?" he said.

Harvard's Department of African and African American Studies professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. — who also happens to be black — wrote: "Between 1525 and 1866, in the entire history of the slave trade to the New World, according to the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database, 12.5 million Africans were shipped to the New World. 10.7 million survived the dreaded Middle Passage, disembarking in North America, the Caribbean and South America. And how many of these 10.7 million Africans were shipped directly to North America? Only about 388,000. That's right: a tiny percentage. In fact, the overwhelming percentage of the African slaves were shipped directly to the Caribbean and South America; Brazil received 4.86 million Africans alone!"

African tribes who captured other tribes sold them into slavery. For this reason, in 2006, Ghana offered an official apology. Emmanuel Hagan, director of research and statistics at Ghana's Ministry of Tourism and Diaspora Relations, explains: "The reason why we wanted to do some formal thing is that we want — even if it's just for the surface of it, for the cosmetic of it — to be seen to be saying 'sorry' to those who feel very strongly and who we believe have distorted history, because they get the impression that it was people here who just took them and sold them. It's something we have to look straight in the face and try to address, because it exists. So we will want to say something went wrong. People made mistakes, but we are sorry for whatever happened."

Over 600,000 Americans, in a country with less than 10 percent of today's population, died in the Civil War that ended slavery. "While slavery was common to all civilizations," writes Sowell, "...only one civilization developed a moral revulsion against it, very late in its history — Western civilization. ... Not even the leading moralists in other civilizations rejected slavery at all."

And, no, after all this, my friend did not reconsider his name change.

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Published  1 year ago

Rachel Martin talks to Kerry Hawk-Lessard of Native American Lifelines, who explains how her group will run out of money to pay for health services, if the government shutdown persists.

RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Throughout the course of the partial government shutdown, we've been taking a look at the impact on different communities and different industries. This morning, we focus in on Native Americans in this country and their ability to get medical care. I'm joined now by Kerry Hawk Lessard. She is the executive director of Native American Lifelines. It's a nonprofit contracted by the Indian Health Service, and it's based in Baltimore and Boston.

Thanks so much for being with us this morning.

KERRY HAWK LESSARD: (Speaking Lakota) Hihanni waste.

MARTIN: Can you start off by explaining how this shutdown is taking a toll, frankly, on Native Americans and their health care?

LESSARD: Sure. So as a contract site with the Indian Health Service, we operate on a cost-reimbursement basis, which means that we spend the money and send a voucher into the IHS, and then we get paid back. Before the shutdown, IHS owed us two months worth of vouchers. So when the shutdown occurred, any payments to us stopped, which means that we had to make some quick decisions about what we were going to do. And unfortunately after a meeting, our board of directors, in concert with our fiscal people, decided that we would have money to operate just to the end of this week. So at the end of this week, we are looking at laying off our employees and suspending medical services and mental health services to our clients in both Baltimore and Boston.

MARTIN: Can you give us a sense of how that affects the people who you serve? What's the scope of your work, and what's - how's this going to take effect in people's lives?

LESSARD: Sure. So we're considered an outreach and referral program, which means we don't provide direct medical services. But we do connect Native people to those services in our areas. But we do provide direct dental care, direct behavioral health care. And we pay for folks to get care at other places. Now keep in mind. In the Baltimore area, we are home to - in the state of Maryland, the Indian Health Service Headquarters. And we're also near Washington, D.C. So we're serving a lot of tribal citizens who've come from their homelands to serve in the federal government. So just a snapshot of what will happen in Baltimore - over the last two weeks, we've experienced four opioid overdoses, two of which have been fatalities. So for me, the thought that we won't be there to support grieving families or to connect people who have survived overdoses or who currently have substance abuse problems with treatment is really scary.

You know, in addition to the fact that 90 percent of my staff members are Native - and for us, you know, these are our relatives. So to, you know, think of telling your grandma, well, I'm sorry; I can't pay for your insulin this month because there's the federal government shutdown, and I don't know when I can pay for it again, it's really scary. Our people are already really burdened by high health care problems, behavioral health problems. So to know that there is no safety net for them is really scary. I can't tell any of my clients or vendors or even the people - you know, my car payment in real life. Well, I'm going to pay you in border wall. That's not an accepted currency right now.

MARTIN: So I imagine it is frustrating to have to think about layoffs, think about the repercussions of not giving these people access to healthcare as a casualty of this particular political debate about immigration.

LESSARD: It's really difficult for a lot of reasons. But I think primarily because all the services to Indian people are predicated on treaty rights and trust responsibilities. We paid well in advance in our lands and with our bodies. One of my ancestors is a survivor of boarding schools. So the fact that these things aren't available to us now because the government can't get along is just mind-boggling to me.

MARTIN: Kerry Hawk-Lessard is executive director of Native American Lifelines. Thanks so much for your time this morning.

LESSARD: Thank you.

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The Gateway Pundit

Published  1 year ago

President Trump delivered a major announcement Saturday afternoon concerning the “humanitarian crisis” at the border and the government shutdown. Before his announcement President Trump oversaw the swearing in ceremony of five new US citizens. Five legal immigrants from Iraq, UK, Jamaica, Bolivia, and South Korea became US citizens today. President Trump oversees naturalization ceremony in […]

Tammy Bruce

Published  7 years ago

Yesterday, newly-elected Muslim Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.-Liar) suddenly got around to apologizing for a 2012 anti-Israel tweet in which she used an anti-Semitic trope. This, after stating she had “no idea” why American Jews might be offended by her statement that Israel is “hypnotizing” the world.

Well, whatever.

Now, Omar really “stepped in it” again with this lying, disgusting tweet.

And the backlash was so intense, that I fortunately took a screen shot this morning, because the tweet has now been deleted.

And an apology? Probably by 2025.

Via Fox News.

Freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., has apparently deleted an overnight tweet going after Covington Catholic students anew, after facing a social media backlash for her comments.

Her tweet had been posted well after the initial round of misreporting on the students’ widely viewed confrontation with a Native-American elder in Washington last week. Media figures initially seized on the viral confrontation with Nathan Phillips, with an initial clip appearing to show the students antagonizing him. But additional video then emerged offering context, including that Phillips approached them amid a confrontation between the students and Black Hebrew Israelite protesters. The students pushed back on the initial criticism, and many of those critics have since retracted their statements….

The militant black supremacist lunatics who call themselves the Black Hebrew Israelites are a well known hate group, FYI. I'm sure you have a lot in common with them.

— Mark Dice (@MarkDice) January 23, 2019

Vile tweet. The kid who made who made the rape comment wasn’t Covington Catholic. The black adults were viciously taunting the kids with racist and homophobic comments.

Oh and any sane kid would use PR help if he could to write the most important statement of his young life. https://t.co/WjYW1hzdwD

— David French (@DavidAFrench) January 23, 2019

You are a shameless liar!

Not only did the boys not taunt the “5 black men,” but it was actually the 5 members of the Black Hebrew Israelites who taunted not only the boys, but other black men AND women who tried to interject & stop their racial slurs against Native Americans! pic.twitter.com/OqDqxqGr0I

— The Reagan Battalion (@ReaganBattalion) January 23, 2019

The Gateway Pundit

Published  9 years ago

A New Low by The Far Left — The same far left media that ran with the junk Buzzfeed report on Friday is now smearing a group of pro-life high school kids in MAGA hats. On Friday a group of pro-life high school boys who attended the March for Life went to check out the […]

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