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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (born October 13, 1989) is an American politician, educator, community organizer, and political activist. On June 26, 2018, Ocasio-Cortez won the Democratic primary in New York's 14th congressional district, defeating the incumbent, Democratic Caucus Chair Joe Crowley, in what has been described as the biggest upset victory in the 2018 midterm-election season. Ocasio-Cortez is a member of the Democratic Socialists of America and has been endorsed by various politically progressive organizations and individuals.

Business Insider

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Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced a ban on all "military-style semi-automatic weapons" and assault rifles 6 days after a mass shooting kills 50.

Business Insider

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Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Thursday.

Google has been fined $1.7 billion by the European Union for its third breach of EU antitrust rules in three years. The fine relates to Google's abuse of its dominance in search advertising, with the firm pressuring third-party publishers to use its AdSense tool.

Huawei's CTO for Germany has dismissed spying claims as absurd and "technically impossible." The entire debate, he said, was being conducted by non-technical experts and related to politicians' wider concerns about China.

Apple finally launched its second-generation AirPods, which offer hands-free Siri support and the option for wireless charging. The new AirPods are powered by Apple's new H1 chip, which should make it possible to connect to devices more quickly and deliver more talk time.

Google is going to make it easier for Android users in Europe to select competing browsers and search apps. According to the firm's policy chief, Google will ask existing and new Android users in Europe which browser and search apps they would like to use.

It isn't clear how great an experience Google's new Stadia cloud gaming service will be for most users. Comments from Google suggest players will need not just fast internet, but a connection that remains pretty stable.

A number of internet service providers in Australia temporarily blocked sites that hosted footage of the New Zealand gunman carrying out an attack on two mosques. The ban included platforms such as 4chan, 8chan, and LiveLeak.

The success of "Fortnite" has helped the game's creators carve out a major stake in the PC gaming market. During a keynote address at the Game Developers Conference earlier today, Epic Games announced that its digital storefront surpassed 85 million users in less than four months.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez spoke out about criticism of the opposition she took to the deal New York struck for Amazon's HQ2. At a community-board meeting, she emphasized that her problem was with the process of how the deal was made, its lack of transparency, and a lack of enforcement of how promises made by Amazon would be kept.

Former AOL CEO Tim Armstrong is getting a $60 million payout package from Verizon. The so-called golden parachute follows Armstrong's departure from the company in October, and comes after Verizon wrote down about about half of Oath's $9 billion value.

Bill Gates is $9.5 billion richer than he was one year ago, despite many people thinking his philanthropy is shrinking his wealth. He's now one of two people with a net worth of $100 billion — the only other person is Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.

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Business Insider

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Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York applauded New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern for taking legislative action after her country faced its deadliest shooting in history.

Ardern on Thursday announced a sweeping ban on "military-style semiautomatic" firearms — including assault weapons — following the attacks in Christchurch.

"Christchurch happened, and within days New Zealand acted to get weapons of war out of the consumer market," Ocasio-Cortez said on Twitter. "This is what leadership looks like."

Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York applauded New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern for taking legislative action within days after her country faced its deadliest shooting in history.

Ardern announced a sweeping ban on "military-style semiautomatic" firearms — including assault weapons — six days after 50 people were killed and over 40 were wounded in shootings at two mosques in Christchurch last week.

"The time for the mass and easy availability of these weapons must end," she said. "And today they will."

Ocasio-Cortez recalled the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, in which 20 children and six adults were killed in December 2012.

"Sandy Hook happened 6 years ago and we can't even get the Senate to hold a vote on universal background checks w/ #HR8," Ocasio-Cortez said on Twitter. "Christchurch happened, and within days New Zealand acted to get weapons of war out of the consumer market. This is what leadership looks like."

Following the Sandy Hook shooting, President Barack Obama delivered an emotional speech advocating new legislation. He would later describe meeting the victims' parents as "the toughest day of my presidency."

"We will be told that the causes of such violence are complex, and that is true," Obama said at the time. "No single law — no set of laws — can eliminate evil from the world or prevent every senseless act of violence in our society."

"But that can't be an excuse for inaction," he added.

The Democrat-held Senate failed to secure 60 votes to pass a background-check amendment months after the shooting.

"All in all, this was a pretty shameful day for Washington," Obama said in 2013. "But this effort is not over."

Business Insider

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55% of Americans think members of Congress should get a pay cut. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez thinks they should get a raise.

Sean Hannity

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Embattled Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez escalated her war-of-words with the Republican Party this week; bizarrely stating it’s been “The GOP vs. the people of the United States” for almost her “entire life.”

“True. It’s been GOP vs. the people of the United States for almost my entire life,” posted the self-described Democratic-Socialist on social media.

True. It’s been GOP vs. the people of the United States for almost my entire life https://t.co/4veHq1i5hh

— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 12, 2019

Cortez made national headlines over the weekend when she viciously referred to American policies as “garbage” and slammed FDR’s ‘New Deal’ as inherently racist against “black and brown people.”

I Love My Freedom

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is blaming a pipeline that has not been built for an oil spill that never happened. During a House hearing Tuesday, the New York lawmaker made a complete fool of herself while questioning

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In 2007 House Speaker Nancy Pelosi tasted power for the first time. That was the year that she became the first woman to serve as speaker in the House of Representatives. When Democrats lost control of the House and Republicans had the majority after the mid-term election in 2010 she lost that power. Her removal from power as House Speaker in 2010 was not enough to stop Nancy Pelosi. Instead of stepping to the side and allowing others a chance to rise through the ranks to become a leader Nancy Pelosi would spend the next four election cycles hoping that the Democrats would once again reclaim control of the House. Last November Democrats made the comeback that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi spent four election cycles fighting for and she was able to take back the seat she first held in 2007.

It took Nancy Pelosi less than three months before she lost control of her party. The new Democrat majority did not line up and come together under her vision for how she wants things to do. The first signs that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi does not have control of these Democrats came when House Republican Kevin McCarthy forced Democrats to take a stand and vote on tough issues. He used a maneuver that is known as a motion to recommit. McCarthy was victorious more than once when he got moderate Democrats to vote with the Republicans on important issues.

Watching her Democrats vote with the Republicans did not sit well with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. After the votes took place Pelosi would scold the Democrats who did not vote in line with their party because of the lack of the unity that their votes showed. She tried to pressure them into seeing that Congress is a “team” sport. Moderate Democrats saw through her words and realized that her arguments were insincere at best. They argued that they needed to vote to protect themselves and ran on restoring bipartisanship to Congress. They knew that bowing down to Nancy Pelosi and the other Democrats who support her meant going against the Americans who voted for them.

Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar has not made things any easier for Pelosi who is struggling to get House Democrats to unite as one voice. On more than one occasion Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar from Minnesota has made anti-Semitic comments. In one of her controversial statements Omar claimed that support for Israel was “all about the Benjamins.” We all know what she was saying when she made that tweet. Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar was claiming that American politicians had been bought and paid for by Jewish money. She offered a piss poor half-hearted apology that time. The anti-Semitism from Omar did not end there. When she claimed that Jews who support Israel aren’t loyal to the United States she didn’t even attempt to make another half-assed piss poor apology.

I’m not a fan of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, but I will acknowledge she demanded a retraction on Ilhan Omar’s offensive statement and developed a resolution to rebuke Omar’s words. Republicans did the same thing against Steve King in January. The difference between Nancy Pelosi and the Republicans is that the Republicans stood tall, they stayed strong and severely punished one of their own. Nancy Pelosi, on the other hand, did just the opposite.

When a scandal arose due to statements from Omar House Speaker Nancy Pelosi turned weak. Instead of standing her ground when Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and others defended Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar and challenged her authority, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi hesitated. The discipline that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was originally prepared to enforce upon Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar turned into the anti-hate resolution that was passed last week. The wording of the resolution was so different from the original resolution that would have disciplined Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar that Omar laughed in Pelosi’s face when she voted for it.

The Republicans stood tall and strong against Republican Rep. Steve King who has been in the House for nine terms. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi broke and kissed the ass of a woman who has been in the House for less than six months. A leader does not break. A leader can’t allow themselves to break. A leader has to stand strong against those who are underneath them. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has clearly demonstrated that she is no leader. It takes more than a gavel, a nice office, and a title to make one a leader. Nancy Speaker may hold the title House Speaker, but that’s all she holds…an empty title.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is not the one calling the shots. She is just another place holder. She is nothing more than a glorified front person and that is only until Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar and her supporters decide it’s time for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to go. If Democrats maintain the majority during the next election cycle Americans should not be surprised if House Speaker Nancy Pelosi finds herself replaced by Ilhan Omar or one of her supporters.

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Former Democratic U.S. Senator and vice presidential candidate Joe Lieberman told Sean Hannity Monday that the Democratic Party's "loudest voices" cannot be seen as denigrating the United States and its economic system.

"Our economic system has worked for most of the American people. It's working for most of the American people today. Unemployment is at a very low level," said Lieberman, who was Al Gore's running mate in 2000 and served in the U.S. Senate until 2013.

Lieberman, who caucused with Democrats but was an independent in his final term, emphasized that some of the new voices in the party - including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.) - are putting forth policies that are unrealistic.

"The government simply cannot afford everything they’re promising. ... Who’s going to pay for it? You can’t get enough money out of the top one percent to pay for this. It’s going to be the middle class," he said, adding that he doesn't recognize the party as the same one he joined when John F. Kennedy was president.

The Jewish Connecticut native also took issue with Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) for her recent criticism of Israel, labeling her rhetoric as "blatantly anti-Semitic."

He said Omar's "lies" do not represent how Democrats feel about Israel, but she was not strongly condemned by her House colleagues.

"If you let lies live unresponded to, they will spread," he warned.

Watch the full interview above.

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The Washington Times

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ANALYSIS/OPINION:

For two years, Democrats and their leadership have been haranguing the people of the United States with hysteria claiming that President Trump was an agent of the Russians, stole the election, is mentally disturbed or unfit and obstructed justice — among other bizarre and crazed accusations. Yet Nancy Pelosi, the speaker of the Democratically-led House, has announced that impeaching Mr. Trump is “not worth it.”

In an interview for The Washington Post magazine, conducted on March 6, Mrs. Pelosi said, “I’m not for impeachment. … This is news. I haven’t said this to any press person before. But since you asked, and I’ve been thinking about this, impeachment is so divisive to the country that unless there’s something so compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan, I don’t think we should go down that path because it divides the country. And he’s just not worth it.”

This new revelation from Mrs. Pelosi is another example of Democrats casually admitting that everything they’ve done to this country through their obscene accusations against the president and his supporters was a sham.

After all, if you believe that the duly elected president of the United States is actually a foreign agent for a nation that has historically been an enemy of this country, you should be shocked at Mrs. Pelosi walking away from the idea of taking action.

Glenn Greenwald of The Intercept made this observation on Twitter: “Anyone who has ever believed Trump is controlled & blackmailed by Putin to the point that Putin makes Trump treasonously sacrifice America’s interests for Russia’s — and there are a lot of you — should be marching in fury in the streets over Pelosi’s refusal to impeach Trump.”

But this isn’t the only example of the fraud perpetrated by the Democrats on their own base and this country. Recently, Hillary Clinton noted that she was not going to run for president again in 2020. This on the heels of 2016 supporters telling her to not run. A CNN panel in early March, comprised of 2016 Hillary voters, made it clear her supporters want her gone.

Host Alisyn Camerota asked if Mrs. Clinton had a role in 2020. “No,” answered one male immediately. Another woman said, “No, stay away.” And another was empathic, “Look, I love you, Hillary — I love you, I love you, but stay away. We are so divided right now that anything that has Hillary on it is automatically going to separate us again.” Another piped up with: “I just think her time is done. I think it’s been — it’s done. We do need something new.”

That’s pretty harsh. We’ve been told every day since the election that she won that election in 2016. That Donald Trump stole that election. That Mr. Trump used the Russians to help him steal it from her. In fact, 2020 would simply be her re-election to her second term.

The answer to this is the same as Mrs. Pelosi’s decisions: The Democratic grass-roots have known all along the accusations against Mr. Trump have been a fraud. The 2016 election was fair. Mrs. Clinton did not lose because it was stolen; she lost because she took people and things for granted, didn’t go to Wisconsin and arrogantly wrote off blue states as guaranteed. In other words, Hillary lost because she was Hillary. And they know it.

The aftermath of then-Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation hearing is another good example of how gaslighting the public is now a Democratic art. We were told for weeks that he was a drug-dealing pimp who organized gang rape parties. And this was just in high school.

Despite his eventual confirmation to the high court, Sens. Kamala D. Harris and Cory Booker, two of those prominently leading Democrats who attempted virtual character assassination, who strutted and preened on television with their furrowed brows during the persecution, aren’t demanding that Justice Kavanaugh be removed; they aren’t out there organizing rallies to protest the horrible man who has been put on the Supreme Court.

Instead, they’re running for president, because the Democrats think that attempting to destroy an innocent man for political gain should get you promoted.

In assessing these politicians, the American people have two options: National Democrats are either the most incompetent leaders in the history of the country, losing interest and walking away from two evil, corrupt men who hold incredible positions of power. Or the more obvious choice: All these accusations against Mr. Trump and Justice Kavanaugh (like those against the Covington Catholic High School kids and actor Jussie Smollett’s imagined “MAGA Country” attackers) were false from the start, revealing a political and media elite that see the nation as a horse to ride and abuse until it drops and dies.

At first, Democratic leadership may have been excited that someone like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York was pushing Democratic support for infanticide, open borders and controversies involving blackface, Klan outfits and allegations of sexual assault, out of the headlines.

Those issues, however, are not forgotten by the American people. Neither is anti-Semitism. The American family is driven by a much longer-term outlook, which includes being concerned about what kind of country our children will be inheriting. Since at least January, the Democrats have had the very bad luck of being seen for what they are, and it is not what the American people imagine, or want, for their future.

• Tammy Bruce, president of Independent Women’s Voice, author and Fox News contributor, is a radio talk show host.

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Marco Rubio continues to earn widespread praise for his Venezuela work, but his Twitter account amplified three inaccurate reports in recent days, giving fodder to those who oppose ousting Nicolas Maduro.

Daily Wire

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Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) tried to grill Wells Fargo CEO Timothy Sloan during a House Financial Services Committee Hearing on Tuesday and ended up getting embarrassed.

LifeZette

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Its CEO fired back at her for that inaccuracy — and others

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U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tried this week to delegitimize ethics complaints lodged against her by falsely linking watchdog groups to a totally separate Republican super PAC that received a record fine from the FEC over foreign money.

Seemingly frustrated with the ethics complaints that allege off-the-books operations and misuse of congressional resources, the rookie Democratic congresswoman from New York went on Twitter to incorrectly link watchdog groups to Right to Rise, a pro-Jeb Bush super PAC that was hit with a $390,000 fine for accepting more than $1.3 million in illegal donations from Chinese nationals.

OCASIO-CORTEZ DENIES DARK-MONEY ALLEGATIONS IN FEC COMPLAINT: ‘THERE IS NO VIOLATION’

“Whoah: the creepy org filing bogus ethics complaints against me just *actually* got hit with one of the biggest fines in FEC history,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote in a tweet.

But multiple social media users have called out Ocasio-Cortez, noting that the PAC has nothing to do with the groups that lodged the complaints against her.

She then issued something of a correction, claiming it was “Rather same guy who operated at the org,” but the Daily Caller noted her secondary remark also was false.

Former Right to Rise operative Luke Thompson, whom the congresswoman was referencing, was neither mentioned in the complaint against the Republican group nor is he filing ethics complaints against her.

Ocasio-Cortez's posts came in the wake of multiple ethics complaints that allege impropriety by her.

One complaint filed by the Virginia-based National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC) alleges that Ocasio-Cortez and her chief of staff Saikat Chakrabarti funneled nearly $1 million in contributions from political action committees – set up by Chakrabarti – to private companies that he also controlled.

OCASIO-CORTEZ, CHIEF OF STAFF ILLEGALLY MOVED $885G IN CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS 'OFF THE BOOKS,' FEC COMPLAINT ALLEGES

The group claimed the scheme was devised to illegally dodge detailed legal reporting requirements of the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, which are designed to track campaign expenditures. Ocasio-Cortez told Fox News that “there is no violation.”

Another complaint, filed by the Coolidge Reagan Foundation, a political nonprofit, claims that Ocasio-Cortez used her newly found congressional privileges in an unethical manner when she set up the House email address for Riley Roberts, boyfriend of Ocasio-Cortez.

“This Complaint alleges Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez improperly converted U.S. House resources to her non-official, personal use by obtaining an official ‘@mail.house.gov’ e-mail address for her boyfriend, despite the fact he was not employed by her congressional office,” reads a line from the complaint obtained by Fox News.

“Moreover, it appears she obtained the e-mail address for him by falsely designating him a ‘staff’ member.”

Fox News’ Perry Chiaramonte and Gregg Re contributed to this report.

True Pundit

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A former member of the Federal Election Commission (FEC) called for an investigation Sunday into alleged campaign finance violations by Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her top aide Saikat Chakrabarti.

Ocasio-Cortez and Chakrabarti have since December 2017, held legal authority over Justice Democrats, the outside PAC credited with orchestrating her upset primary victory over incumbent Democratic New York Rep. Joe Crowley in June 2018, The Daily Caller News Foundation reported last week.

The conservative National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC) also filed an FEC complaint last week, first reported by the Washington Examiner, alleging that Justice Democrats and another PAC controlled by Chakrabarti, Brand New Congress, funneled $1 million into two private companies under his control during the 2018 midterms.

“As a former FEC commissioner who has studied the complaint against Ocasio-Cortez and Chakrabarti, I have concluded that there is unquestionably more than enough evidence to justify the FEC opening a civil investigation,” Hans von Spakovsky, now a Heritage Foundation senior legal fellow, wrote in a Fox News op-ed Sunday.

“There seems to be enough evidence here to justify opening a criminal investigation,” he added.

Ocasio-Cortez never disclosed to the FEC that she and Chakrabarti, who served as her campaign chair, controlled Justice Democrats while it was simultaneously supporting her primary campaign. If the FEC finds that her campaign and the political action committee were operating in affiliation, it could result in her campaign receiving excessive contributions, former FEC commissioner Brad Smith told TheDCNF.

“If someone gave Ocasio-Cortez a $2,700 contribution and then gave another contribution to either of the other two PACS that Ocasio-Cortez and/or Chakrabarti were running, her campaign violated federal law by receiving and keeping a contribution above the legal limit,” von Spakovsky explained.

Ocasio-Cortez called the NLPC’s complaint a “conspiracy theory” propagated by conservative groups looking to receive airtime on Fox News. However, she hasn’t addressed TheDCNF’s reporting surrounding her and Chakrabarti’s “legal control over” Justice Democrats starting in December 2017.

The two continue to serve as “governors” of Justice Democrats, according to the PAC’s business filings in Washington D.C.

CNN, ABC News, NBC News and The Washington Post also didn’t disclose the facts surrounding Ocasio-Cortez’s control over Justice Democrats in stories about the freshman Democrat’s mounting campaign finance scandals.

Von Spakovsky said Chakrabarti’s use of two LLCs under his control to fund “campaign infrastructure and fundraising” services for his PACs and 12 political candidates, including Ocasio-Cortez, runs counter to Ocasio-Cortez’s call for more transparency in government.

“Is the New York congresswoman – who claims to be an honest and upstanding crusader for good government and transparency – really a hypocrite who improperly hid her own campaign spending in a complex maze of fundraising groups?” von Spakovsky asked.

Von Spakovsky said he expects the four active FEC commissioners, two Republicans, one Democrat and one independent, will vote in favor of opening an investigation into Ocasio-Cortez “given all the evidence of possible violations of the law that has already been made public.”

“We don’t know what further investigation will find,” he said. “But it is clear an investigation is needed to determine if Ocasio-Cortez and Chakrabarti broke the law.”

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Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez blamed the Keystone XL pipeline for leaking about 5,000 barrels of oil in rural South Dakota about two years ago.

There’s just one problem: The Keystone XL pipeline has not been built yet.

During a House hearing Tuesday, Ocasio-Cortez claimed that “Keystone XL, in particular, had one leak that leaked 210,000 gallons across South Dakota” while she questioned Wells Fargo president and CEO Timothy Sloan.

And then @RepAOC shifts to asking about #WellsFargo‘s role in the Dakota Access Pipeline#NoDAPL pic.twitter.com/pCYTYZHOZx

— Alexis Goldstein (@alexisgoldstein) March 12, 2019

Ocasio-Cortez probably confused the Keystone XL pipeline with the Keystone pipeline, which has been operating since 2010. Keystone XL is still under construction, but would also bring oil sands from Canada to Nebraska where it would connect to existing pipeline.

Environmentalists spent years opposing the Keystone XL pipeline, filing court challenges and successfully lobbying former President Barack Obama to personally reject the project in late 2015. President Donald Trump reversed that decision in early 2017, but Keystone XL’s progress has since been delayed by activist lawsuits.

The existing Keystone pipeline, however, was responsible for leaking up to 9,700 barrels in South Dakota in 2017. The initial estimate for the spill was about 5,000 barrels, or 210,000 gallons of oil. Both Keystone and the planned XL line are operated by Canadian pipeline giant TransCanada.

TransCanada said it repaired the pipeline and cleaned-up the spill, Reuters reported in 2018, though the event has been used by environmental activists to gin up opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline.

Ocasio-Cortez, who recently introduced the Green New Deal resolution, also took aim at Wells Fargo’s financing of the Dakota Access Pipeline, which sparked violent protests along the project’s planned route throughout 2016. (RELATED: Greenpeace Tries To Erase Inconvenient Co-Founder From History)

Like Keystone XL, the Trump administration reversed the Obama administration’s blocking of the project. Dakota Access went into service in 2017. TransCanada had plans to begin building the Keystone XL pipeline later this year, but a February federal court ruling could delay construction until 2020.

Ocasio-Cortez also grilled Wells Fargo’s Sloan over their financing of the Dakota Access Pipeline, asking the bank CEO if his company should be responsible for cleaning up any oil spills. The freshman Democrat also claimed the Dakota Access pipeline has leaked five times since it began operating two years ago.

“So, hypothetically, if there was a leak from the Dakota Access Pipeline, why shouldn’t Wells Fargo pay for the cleanup of it, since it paid for the construction of the pipeline itself?” Ocasio-Cortez asked in Tuesday’s hearing.

“We don’t operate the pipeline, we provide financing to the company that’s operating the pipeline,” Sloan said, also noting Wells Fargo had an environmental oversight group.

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is facing another fact-check, this time for claiming President Trump did not transfer any money to address the country’s opioid crisis.

“Amount President Trump has transferred from other agencies to fund his ‘Build the Wall’ Emergency: $10s of millions, & has identified billions more. Amount he’s transferred to address the Opioid National Emergency: $0,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted Friday night.

The tweet included a previous CSPAN post of a five-minute clip taken as the New York Democrat was questioning James W. Carroll, the White House director of drug policy. The tweet included the caption: “@AOC compares #OpioidCrisis to #SouthernBorder: ‘So, we've got two emergencies, one is treated with an actual action and the other is just to raise awareness.’”

The Washington Post’s Glenn Kessler dished out a “three Pinocchio” rating, which the Post assigns for comments containing a “significant factual error and/or obvious contradictions.”

The main point of contention for the Post was Ocasio-Cortez trying to connect the two scenarios.

“Ocasio-Cortez is making a highly misleading comparison,” Kessler wrote, before adding: “the situations are not comparable.

While Congress refused Trump $6 billion for a wall, Kessler noted, "Congress acted to give the administration more than $6 billion for the opioid crisis, so there was little need for him to transfer funds without congressional authorization."

He concluded: “Trump has no need to transfer billions of dollars for the opioid emergency because Congress already has appropriated billions of dollars. Trump’s backing of a national public-health emergency did more than raise awareness; it triggered a congressional response. So it’s the exact opposite of the standoff over the wall.

“One can question the effectiveness of the Trump response to the opioid epidemic without resorting to red herrings and false equivalency.”

Tuesday’s rebuke from the Post is not the first time the newspaper has taken issue with one of Ocasio-Cortez’s claims.

WASHINGTON POST FACT CHECKER DEFENDS COLUMN AFTER OCASIO-CORTEZ CALLOUT: 'SHE'S WRONG'

In January, Kessler defended his decision to give the Democrat another "three-Pinocchio" rating after she criticized the move.

Ocasio-Cortez claimed the Post columnist relied on a "Walmart-funded" study when he analyzed her statements that the vast majority of the country doesn't earn the minimum wage.

"If the point of fact-checking is to enforce some objective standard, why would @GlennKesslerWP use a Walmart-funded think tank as reference material for wage fairness? That’s like citing the foxes to fact-check the hens. Here’s 4 Geppettos for your contested Pinocchios," she wrote.

In his response, Kessler tweeted a screenshot of an addition to his story that said Jason Furman – the author of the study – previously served as the chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers under former President Barack Obama, before telling his followers "don't always believe what you see on Twitter."

Dan Bongino

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In a move that would make Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) proud, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announced yesterday that he would be implementing a city-wide “Meatless Monday” for all NYC public schools to keep a green planet “for future generations to come.”

The program will begin in the 2019-2020 school year and will offer only vegetarian menus for breakfast and lunch on Mondays. The idea was first piloted in 15 Brooklyn schools in Spring of 2018.

“Cutting back on meat a little will improve New Yorkers’ health and reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” said de Blasio in a press statement.“We’re expanding Meatless Mondays to all public schools to keep our lunch and planet green for generations to come.”

Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza said, “Meatless Mondays are good for our students, communities, and the environment. Our 1.1 million students are taking the next step towards healthier, more sustainable lives. Our students and educators are truly leaders in this movement, and I salute them!

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Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) has not learned anything from House Democrats’ weak resolution on antisemitism. In fact, she feels vindicated by it — so much so that she retweeted an attack on Meghan McCain on Thursday accusing McCain of “faux outrage” over the issue.

Instead of showing any sort of contrition whatsoever, @ilhanmn @ilhan is retweeting attacks on ⁦@MeghanMcCain⁩ for daring to criticize her antisemitic remarks pic.twitter.com/zrNIcLMihS

When Omar accused pro-Israel groups of bribing members of Congress last month, Democratic leaders forced her to apologize. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) warned of “further action” if she persisted.

Last week, when Omar claimed that pro-Israel Americans had “allegiance to a foreign country,” Rep. Eliot Engel, the chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, accused her of making a “vile anti-Semitic slur” and demanded that she retract and apologize, though he stopped short of saying she should be kicked off the committee (as the Republicans had kicked Rep. Steve King of Iowa off his committees after comments about white supremacy.)

The party also promised to pass a resolution condemning antisemitism on Wednesday, hoping that would solve the problem.

But under pressure from the radicals in the caucus, Democrats delayed their vote and watered down the resolution to include almost every other group that could conceivably have been a target of discrimination. The text did not even mention Omar (though a resolution rebuking King had mentioned him by name in the very first sentence).

After the vote Thursday, Omar offered no statement of contrition. Instead, she took a victory lap, celebrating what she called “the first time we have ever voted on a resolution condemning Anti-Muslim bigotry in our nation’s history.” (In fact, Congress voted to condemn anti-Muslim bigotry in the days after the September 11, 2001 terror attacks, showing extraordinary grace after nearly 3,000 Americans had been killed in the name of radical Islam.)

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) told reporters Thursday that she would not ask Omar to apologize, saying, “I do not believe she understood the full weight of the words.”

Fellow “Justice Democrat” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said that Omar’s remarks were “part of a learning process.” Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) also offered excuses: “I think this is a learning moment for her.”

Update: On Friday, Pelosi continued in that vein, saying that Omar “doesn’t understand” the meaning of words:

But Jewish Democrats in Minnesota had enough of such excuses long ago.

Last month — before the latest episode of Omar’s antisemitism — the Twin Cities Pioneer Press reported that State Sen. Ron Latz (D-St. Louis Park) had organized “an anti-Semitic intervention of Omar” late last year, out of concern over her past rhetoric on Jews and Israel, in the hope that she would be more sensitive when she took up her congressional seat in Washington.

As Latz put it, the effort was a failure. He concluded: “At some point, it becomes a little tired to hear her say she’s being ‘educated.’”

So this certainly is a learning moment — but Omar is learning the opposite lesson of the one intended. She is learning she can attack Jews with total impunity.

And perhaps Jewish Democrats are learning where their party really stands.

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

The Federalist

Published  1 month ago

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's decision not to impeach Donald Trump is the clearest indication possible that Democrats do not believe he colluded with Russia.

Blunt Force Truth

Published  1 month ago

Far left Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her top aide could be in serious trouble. A former FEC commissioner has taken notice of some of the financial irregularities of her campaign and says an investigation is justified.

The Daily Caller reports:

THERE’S ENOUGH EVIDENCE TO JUSTIFY A CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION INTO OCASIO-CORTEZ, FORMER FEC COMMISSIONER SAYS

A former member of the Federal Election Commission (FEC) called for an investigation Sunday into alleged campaign finance violations by Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her top aide Saikat Chakrabarti.

Ocasio-Cortez and Chakrabarti have, since December 2017, held legal authority over Justice Democrats, the outside PAC credited with orchestrating her upset primary victory over incumbent Democratic New York Rep. Joe Crowley in June 2018 […]

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I Love My Freedom

Published  1 month ago

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has recently been under fire for a potential Federal Election Commission violation involving her top aide Saikat Chakrabarti.

According to the Daily Caller, this potential violation is so serious that a former member of the FEC has already called an investigation into Ocasio-Cortez for a violation of campaign finance laws.

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According to the Washington Examiner, the National Legal and Policy Center filed a complaint last week as well, alleging that Chakrabarti funneled $1 million from a PAC into two private companies that were in his control.

In a Fox News op-ed, former FEC commissioner Hans von Spakovsky said, “As a former FEC commissioner who has studied the complaint against Ocasio-Cortez and Chakrabarti, I have concluded that there is unquestionably more than enough evidence to justify the FEC opening a civil investigation,” and later added that, “There seems to be enough evidence here to justify opening a criminal investigation.”

Interesting how the woman who is preaching socialism and going up against the “greedy rich,” seems to be just as corrupt as everyone else who she is speaking out against.

Check out what the Daily Caller reported:

Ocasio-Cortez never disclosed to the FEC that she and Chakrabarti, who served as her campaign chair, controlled Justice Democrats while it was simultaneously supporting her primary campaign. If the FEC finds that her campaign and the political action committee were operating in affiliation, it could result in her campaign receiving excessive contributions, former FEC commissioner Brad Smith told TheDCNF.

“If someone gave Ocasio-Cortez a $2,700 contribution and then gave another contribution to either of the other two PACS that Ocasio-Cortez and/or Chakrabarti were running, her campaign violated federal law by receiving and keeping a contribution above the legal limit,” von Spakovsky explained.

According to Ocasio-Cortez, this is all a “right-wing conspiracy theory” however she has not produced any real evidence that proves she is not guilty of these crimes.

Von Spakovsky continued by saying that Chakrabarti’s use of two different LLC’s to control “campaign infrastructure and fundraising” for Ocasio-Cortez goes completely against the congresswoman’s calls for “more transparency.”

“Is the New York congresswoman – who claims to be an honest and upstanding crusader for good government and transparency – really a hypocrite who improperly hid her own campaign spending in a complex maze of fundraising groups?” von Spakovsky asked.

Von Spakovsky stated that he expects the FEC commissioners will vote in favor of opening an investigation into the congresswoman, “given all the evidence of possible violations of the law that has already been made public.”

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“We don’t know what further investigation will find,” he said. “But it is clear an investigation is needed to determine if Ocasio-Cortez and Chakrabarti broke the law.”

Isn’t it interesting that one of the most corrupt politicians in Washington D.C. is a socialist?

Ocasio-Cortez is great at talking about how “evil” and “corrupt” everyone else is, but the fact of the mater is that she is just as corrupt as everyone else she talks about.

She has also been slapped with three ethics violations in less than a month.

What are your thoughts? Let us know in the comments below!

Fox News

Published  1 month ago

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer of Maryland hit back at some of the most visible new Democrats in Congress when asked Monday by Fox News about the push to impeach President Trump: “We’ve got 62 new (Democratic) members. Not three.”

Hoyer apparently was referring to Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, who regularly have fought the Trump administration's policies since entering Congress.

TLAIB SAYS SHE’LL INTRODUCE ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT AGAINST TRUMP THIS MONTH

Earlier Monday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., revealed she’s opposed to impeachment in the absence of evidence that is “compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan.”

“I’m not for impeachment,” Pelosi told The Washington Post in an interview published Monday. “Impeachment is so divisive to the country that unless there’s something so compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan, I don’t think we should go down that path, because it divides the country. And he’s just not worth it.”

Ocasio-Cortez replied in a Washington Examiner interview: “I happen to disagree with that take.” The congresswoman added, “But you know, she’s the speaker. … I think we’ll see.”

Hoyer also said about Pelosi’s words: “It seems to me that she said what we’ve been saying. Maybe a little stronger.”

He also said he thought anything the House might attempt would die in the Senate, which requires 67 yeas to convict and remove the president: “Nobody thinks there is going to be a conviction in the Senate.”

Tlaib said she would introduce articles of impeachment against Trump later this month. She and Omar last month signed a “pledge” to impeach Trump.

Fox News’ Chad Pergram contributed to this report.

Frank Miles is a reporter and editor covering geopolitics, military, crime, technology and sports for FoxNews.com. His email is Frank.Miles@foxnews.com.

I Love My Freedom

Published  1 month ago

In perhaps a moment of clarity, Speaker Nancy Pelosi dropped some big news about President Trump. The California Democrat says she does not want to see POTUS impeached. Claim Your Free Trump 2020 Hat - Just

The Political Insider

Published  1 month ago

Speaking at the South by Southwest Conference in Austin, Texas, this weekend, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez suggested that the current state of America is “garbage.” The New York socialist was discussing what […]

National Review

Published  1 month ago

Representatives of America’s largest organized-labor group predicted that the recently introduced Green New Deal resolution would bring “immediate harm” to millions of workers if enacted in a letter sent to the plan’s sponsors on Friday.

“We welcome the call for labor rights and dialogue with labor, but the Green New Deal resolution is far too short on specific solutions that speak to the jobs of our members and the critical sections of our economy,” reads the letter, which was signed by ten national labor unions on the AFL-CIO’s energy committee. “We will not accept proposals that could cause immediate harm to millions of our members and their families. We will not stand by and allow threats to our members’ jobs and their families’ standard of living go [sic] unanswered.”

The @AFLCIO, which represents 12.5 million workers & includes 55 labor unions, slams the #GreenNewDeal in a letter to @SenMarkey & @AOC:

“We will not accept proposals that could cause immediate harm to millions of our members and their families.”

I agree with the AFL-CIO. pic.twitter.com/pEVhr9Ricr

— Sen. John Barrasso (@SenJohnBarrasso) March 11, 2019

The Green New Deal resolution, which was introduced by Senator Ed Markey (D., Mass.) and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.), calls for a massive restructuring of the American economy in order to completely phase out the use of fossil fuels within ten years. The plan, which has received the support of every major Democratic presidential contender, promises to retrofit every building in the country with renewable-energy technology and provide a well-paying job in the clean-energy sector to every American who wants one.

The resolution’s architects did not address how the plan, which is expected to cost trillions of dollars, will be funded, other than making brief mention of low-interest credit drawn from specially designated “public banks.”

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced last month that the resolution will receive a vote this legislative session in order to “give everybody an opportunity to go on record.”

New York Post

Published  1 month ago

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez likened the Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin college admissions scam to the US election process on Tuesday night — saying it “isn’t that different.”

The freshman congresswoman was responding to a tweet from Bitch Media co-founder Andi Zeisler when she drew the comparison.

“Perhaps this is a good time to talk about all the perfectly legal ways the wealthy are both allowed and expected to manipulate college-admissions systems while teaching their children to disparage ‘affirmative action,'” Zeisler tweeted.

“I guess college admissions isn’t that different from elections, where lots of money can buy your spot too,” replied Ocasio-Cortez. “Also an enviro where those who make it despite the odds are suspected to not have ‘earned’ it, not truly belong, or assumed to not be able to perform at the same level.”

Huffman and Loughlin — who starred on the television shows “Desperate Housewives” and “Full House” respectively — were both charged Tuesday for allegedly paying their children’s way into college as part of a widespread bribery scandal. They were among a group of 50 people to get busted.

Republican Whip

Published  1 month ago

Democrats promised results, restraint, and responsibility to the American electorate. What did we get instead? Liberal lunacy. Words have consequences. Speaker Pelosi and her party must be held accountable for the outrageous rhetoric of their members. Check below for a list of Democrats’ most careless quotes ↓   Sen. Bernie Sanders on climate change: “We […]

Washington Examiner

Published  1 month ago

House Democrats aren’t giving up on attempting to impeach President Trump, even though Speaker Nancy Pelosi all but dismissed it in an interview published Monday.

“I happen to disagree with that take,” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., told the Washington Examiner Monday night, responding to the Pelosi interview. “But you know, she’s the speaker. … I think we’ll see.”

Pelosi told the Washington Post she doesn’t support the House trying to impeach Trump. “He’s just not worth it,” the California Democrat said in the interview.

Pelosi’s comments contradict the views of many House Democrats who are eager to pursue a path to impeachment, either from the findings of special counsel Robert Mueller’s ongoing probe or new, broad House investigations that will examine Trump’s business dealings and potential conflicts of interest.

Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., said her constituents are demanding that Congress investigate Trump and even attempt to remove him from office if the findings call for it.

Jayapal is definitely not abandoning impeachment, she told reporters.

“It’s not about whether or not it’s worth it,” Jayapal said. “It’s our obligation to the American people and the Constitution. That’s how I think about it.”

Jayapal said it’s too soon to decide Trump shouldn’t be impeached, in part because the House probe alone could take months. “We haven’t had done any investigation,” Jayapal said.

Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif., said he did not interpret Pelosi’s comments to mean she is ruling out a vote to oust the president.

“I think we have to look at all the evidence in the report and where it will lead us, and not prejudge the issue,” Khanna said. ”I think she was making an off-the-cuff statement. I don’t think she was making a statement about Congress’ constitutional responsibility to look at evidence and look at where the hearings are. I think she even said it depends on what is in the reports.”

Ocasio-Cortez agreed that Pelosi’s impeachment views are not absolute.

Pelosi in many recent interviews has downplayed impeachment and said she wants House Democrats to focus on their agenda. Democrats will introduce bills to end pay discrimination and to legalize Dreamers in the coming days.

Pelosi has often said she is awaiting Mueller’s findings, Democrats said Monday.

“I wouldn’t say she’s completely concrete,” Ocasio-Cortez told the Washington Examiner. “She’s always demonstrated leadership that takes all kinds of factors into account. Should the Mueller report drop and we see something, I wouldn’t count anything out.”

Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio, who has served in the House for 10 years and whose state voted for Trump, agreed with Pelosi that it would not be worth it to pursue impeachment.

“I don’t think the country has the stomach for any more divisiveness,” Fudge told the Washington Examiner. “So if we can find a way to get through this term and do what we need to do to run the right candidate, to do what we believe can be done in terms of flipping the White House, that is where we should focus our efforts. I believe in winning.”

WayneDupree.com

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I am very regularly on President Trump, defending him and yet holding him accountable for what I think are bad mistakes but wow. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is an embarrassment. She lacks in the mental department.

Whoever writes her statements and questions needs to use smaller words as this idiot can’t even read those long words much less understand them.

Amazingly funny how out of her league she is but she undoubtedly feels intellectually empowered by the position she holds. And while I’ve complained about the exorbitant amount of free coverage she gets, I have to admit that her shenanigans are quite entertaining.

Ocasio-Cortez used her time during the hearing to push her political agenda against Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and against the fossil fuel industry.

“Why was the bank involved in the caging of children and financing the caging of children to begin with?” Ocasio-Cortez asked.

“I don’t know how to answer that question because we weren’t,” Sloan responded.

“Uh, so in finan–, you’ve, you were financing, involved in debt financing in CoreCivic and GEO group, correct?” Ocasio-Cortez responded.

“For a period of time, we were involved in financing one of the firms, we are not anymore,” Sloan responded. “I’m not familiar with the specific assertion you are making, we were not involved in that.” [excerpt via Daily Wire]

The calm responses destroyed her smug line of specious questioning cooly reframed her agenda. He was good. He knew exactly where she was going to go. She got busted, but she hung in there.

She got winged, but not fatally wounded. She has no second act – that is her chief liability. The more she is on the stage, the quicker she will burn out. There is no there, there unless pre-programmed.

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Why on earth would the bank be responsible? It is stupid of her to ask that they take responsibility for what the loans were for; it is the borrower who should be responsible. And she majored in finance? The scariest part is that several million people nod their head in agreement at her idiotic line of questioning. To them, she makes perfect sense.

Make no mistake; this is how the left intends to go after the gun and ammo industries. They will pass legislation that allows a manufacturer to be held liable for every gun death. Then they will extend that to hold liable the material suppliers, and the shipping companies and the banks and any other business that is in any way remotely connected to a gun or ammo manufacturer. Once no other companies can afford the liability of doing business with the gun industry, they will effectively be strangled out of business, all without ever passing legislation to ban guns.

There is a reason why activist freshman representatives are generally not placed on committees. But when you have brain-dead senior reps like Waters around, I guess the bar is pretty low to start.

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Sean Hannity

Published  1 month ago

Embattled Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez left millions of Americans scratching their heads over the weekend; bizarrely suggesting automation and robotics will simply give the nation’s workers more time to “create art” and “go to space.”

“We should be excited by that. But the reason we’re not excited by it is because we live in a society where if you don’t have a job, you are left to die. And that is, at its core, our problem,” said Cortez while speaking at the South by Southwest Conference in Texas.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says "we should be excited about automation" https://t.co/O4KPOATE9f pic.twitter.com/vBwcFPHDu9

— The Verge (@verge) March 10, 2019

“We should be excited about automation, because what it could potentially mean is more time educating ourselves, more time creating art, more time investing in and investigating the sciences, more time focused on invention, more time going to space, more time enjoying the world that we live in,” she added.

WayneDupree.com

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Rep. Rashida Tlaib raised up the religious victory flag during her keynote address at the Council on American-Islamic Relations’ (CAIR) 15th annual banquet.

Amy Mek of the Federalist Papers highlighted this so-called victory speech in her article. Tlaib has been running around with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar creating havoc inside the Democratic Party and building the pillars of a takeover.

“‘We always said ‘the Muslims are coming’… I think we’re here! We’re not only everywhere in all kinds of different governments but, mashallah, we’re in the United States Congress,” she said.

They sure are and their goal have never changed, only their tactics. We keep saying that the United States will never become what happened in the U.K. but things are not slowing down. Americans had better educate themselves and use the Bible and the story of Isaac and Ishmael as a starting point.

Hassan Shibly, Executive Director of CAIR-FL, had a huge smile bringing Tlaib up to the stage with a hearty “Allahu Akbar! The first Palestinian-American Congresswoman, our dear sister Rashida Tlaib!” he said.

Rashida Tlaib presents at HAMAS-linked CAIR-Chicago Conference

Rashida explains that envisioning her enemies (Lobbyists & Special Interests groups) DEAD brings her joy & inspiration

CAIR is established by U.S. Muslim Brotherhood’s “Palestine Committee” which is Hamas in America pic.twitter.com/yc7kkT7PHl

Tlaib introduced herself to this nation, and possibly foreign news reporting sources too, who may be judging her, but hopefully not judging all American women attaining elective office in Washington, DC., in the worst possible way. I had never heard of Tlaib before, but her political introduction laced with profanity will assure that she won’t be forgotten for the vulgar hateful language she carried into her very beginning as an elected Congresswoman, D-MI.

This woman’s lack of class, exemplified by her language and usage in front of her son is a good example of the Democrats entering congress today; along with the likes of Nancy Pelosi and Maxine Water’s who care and have done nothing for their constituents are going to be the ruination of this country. If individuals like them who embrace socialistic/Marxist philosophies continue to be elected and our constitution ignored, there is little hope for this nation. A lawless society has no future!

Trump Derangement Syndrome is really a fact, and the Democrat Party search for quality of its Representatives has obviously been lowered, if it ever existed.

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I Love My Freedom

Published  1 month ago

After decades of adopting and implementing socialist policies, New York City is on the verge of going bankrupt for the first time in nearly 40 years.

According to Breitbart, financial experts are predicting — and warning — that there are signs that the city is headed for a financial disaster.

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The experts argue that many individuals and businesses leaving the city for lower tax areas coupled with city government spending being at an all-time high is also having a major effect on the Big Apple.

Making matters even worse, the last time New York City almost filed for bankruptcy was in 1975, when former President Gerald Ford was in office and would not give the city a bailout package to settle its massive debt.

Here’s more from the Breitbart report:

“The city is running a deficit and could be in a real difficult spot if we had a recession, or a further flight of individuals because of tax reform,” economist Milton Ezrati told the New York Post. “New York is already in a difficult financial spot, but it would be in an impossible situation if we had any kind of setback.”

The city’s budget deficit has reached an all-time high over the past year. New York City’s long-term liabilities— including pensions, bonded debt, and retirement benefits for city government employees— reached a record-high $257.3 billion, according to an October 2018 Citizens Budget Commission report.

Even though the city’s budget deficit has reached record highs, Mayor Bill de Blasio has shown no signs of curbing the city’s spending.

In fact, de Blasio is adding $3 billion in spending to the current $89.2 billion budget, and spending money at a rate that is three times the rate of inflation, according to the Post.

It also appears that de Blasio will not get help from fellow Democrat Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who is trying to address a $2.3 billion state budget deficit by using auditors to bill wealthy residents fleeing the state for lower-tax regions.

Cuomo’s preliminary budget proposed $600 million in cuts to money allocated to New York City.

For starters, the Big Apple has been behind Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s socialist “Green New Deal,” which studies reveal could bankrupt the entire nation.

One study revealed that the price tag for socialist measure comes out to $7 trillion, with another finding that it could actually cost nearly $50 trillion, which would be roughly seven times more than the original study.

The same goes for the “Medicare for All,” another socialist idea that NYC has been behind.

A study from the Mercatus Center at George Mason University found that the “Medicare for all” plan would increase government health care spending by $32.6 trillion over 10 years.

While getting “free” Medicare and health benefits sounds appealing, notable socialists fail to mention how taxpayers will be stuck footing the $32.6 trillion bill over 10 years.

A second study from Vox.com revealed that the “Medicare for All” plan would cost the United States a jaw-dropping $218 trillion over the next 30 years.

All of those socialist policies and agendas sure are expensive, and it could be pushing New York City into a total collapse.

dailycaller

Published  1 month ago

A Venezuelan expatriate condemned New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other Democrats for promoting socialist policies.

“Socialism is what destroyed Venezuela. There’s nothing for free in the world. Somebody is going to have to pay for it. The people who will have to pay for it will end up being us — young people, millennials,” said Martino. (RELATED: Ocasio-Cortez Bungled Green New Deal’s Release. Her Staff Took Its Webpage Offline)

Martino was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela. He moved to the United States in 2016 and is studying economics at Indiana University and Purdue University Indianapolis.

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I Love My Freedom

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WOAH! Democrat Adam Schiff, the man who is leading a corrupt investigation into President Trump, recently agreed with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi that impeaching Trump without clear evidence of major crimes, is probably not going to happen.

While speaking to CNN, Schiff, arguably the most insane person in congress behind Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, claimed that impeaching President Trump is not the end game.

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“In the absence of very graphic evidence, it would be difficult to get the support in the Senate needed to make an impeachment successful. Again, my feeling is let’s see what Bob Mueller produces. But the evidence would have to be pretty overwhelming,” Schiff said.

A pretty alarming thing to say considering Schiff is one of the leaders of the ‘impeachment’ agenda.

This statement comes right after Pelosi stated that, “I’m not for impeachment. Impeachment is so divisive to the country that unless there’s something so compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan, I don’t think we should go down that path, because it divides the country. And he’s just not worth it.”

Wow! Maybe these radical Democrats are finally realizing that President Trump will not be impeached because he didn’t even commit a crime in the first place! Both members of congress have talked a lot about impeachment and removing Trump from office but they are worried that if they try to do so before 2020, the Trump base will get very angry which would probably give him an easy win.

Check out what the Daily Wire reported:

Back in October, Schiff mentioned impeachment directly, though according to the Washington Examiner he walked back his plan to impeach the president in February, around the time rumors began to surface that Special Counsel Robert Mueller was nearing the end of his probe into whether the Trump campaign had actively colluded with Russian officials to impact the outcome of the 2016 presidential elections, and had found little evidence to support Democrats’ theories of Russian intervention.

Mueller is funded through October of 2019, leaving Democrats at least a little hope that the Special Counsel’s inquiry isn’t fully over, but, last week, “placeholder” links began appearing on Amazon, touting the report’s release date as “March 26th” — just a little over a week away. And although Mueller has managed to indict and convict several Trump associates, none are guilty of active collusion during the 2016 election period.

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With the Mueller report coming out soon, Schiff and Pelosi are probably getting the feeling that the report will show that the Trump campaign did NOT collude with Russia so they are wanting to lower expectations for the Democrat base.

Even thought Schiff admitted that impeachment is unlikely, this isn’t stopping him from his corrupt investigation into President Trump. The congressman from California has made it clear that he will stop at NOTHING to dig up anything Trump has ever done in his past. Schiff has made it a priority to investigate the President instead of serving the American people.

What are your thoughts? Let us know in the comments below!

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Sara A. Carter

Published  1 month ago

The U.S. national debt is at a $22 trillion, and according to the Congressional Budget Office, that number will continue to rise with the federal deficit projected to exceed “$1 trillion each year beginning 2022.”

But for a large number of Democrats, who support socialism ideals and who believe that more government spending is the solution, is a problem that they fail to recognize it. Elizabeth Warren along with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are calling for more government spending and entitlement programs as the solution for our future.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass), among many other extreme ideas, is now calling for breaking up the largest technology companies, including Amazon.com Inc., Alphabet Inc.’s Google and Facebook Inc., calling them anti-competitive behemoths that are crowding out competition.

“Twenty-five years ago, Facebook, Google, and Amazon didn’t exist,” Warren wrote in a post on Medium Friday. “Now they are among the most valuable and well-known companies in the world. It’s a great story — but also one that highlights why the government must break up monopolies and promote competitive markets.”

In an interview with Bloomberg, the Democrat senator is calling for legislation that would designate the companies as “platform utilities” and the appointment of regulators who would unwind technology mergers that undermine competition and harm innovation and small businesses.

If this is not Socialism, what is it? Share your thoughts and comment below.

The Gateway Pundit

Published  1 month ago

Bill de Blasio, the Communist Mayor of New York took a page out of Kim Jong Un’s playbook and announced “Meatless Mondays” will be implemented in public schools across NYC beginning in the 2019-2020 school year.

Bill de Blasio, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other Communists in the Democrat party are now trying to control how much meat Americans eat.

The government believes that vegetarian meals, which are deficient in many vitamins and minerals only found in meat and poultry, are “healthier” for Americans, so that’s what will be served to the kids on Mondays.

“Cutting back on meat a little will improve New Yorkers’ health and reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” De Blasio said. “We’re expanding Meatless Mondays to all public schools to keep our lunch and planet green for generations to come.”

We’re doing Meatless Mondays citywide for the future of our planet AND our @NYCSchools students! https://t.co/v3ZdrbcEfU

— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) March 11, 2019

The Democrats want to control every aspect of our lives and are waging war on meat eaters by pushing vegan diets onto Americans — Veganism is just a form of starvation.

Bill de Blasio, Cory Booker and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez sure sound a lot like North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, who fed his people fake meat dubbed “injogogi,” to help North Koreans survive the decades of famine.

“Injogogi” means “man-made meat” — in other words, it’s similar to what vegan Cory Booker eats and now the Democrat Communist lawmakers want us to eat it too.

Fox News

Published  1 month ago

The Democrats are in a leftward lurch that could ruin their chances of retaking the White House.

americanthinker

Published  1 month ago

Can the vast majority of American Jews who espouse liberal and left-wing ideas finally see that the American left has an endemic anti-Semitism problem?

Chicks On The Right — Young Conservatives

Published  1 month ago

Cows and birds can’t be looking kindly on Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY).

She made it plain in her FAQ statement accompanying her Green New Deal that they wanted to work on getting rid of the farting cows.

But it looks like now the birds may be in trouble too.

Ocasio-Cortez and other congressional Green New Deal supporters say they would replace existing conventional energy sources powered by fossil fuels primarily with wind and solar power. This would be tremendously harmful to the environment, especially animals.

Wind turbines kill hundreds of thousands of birds every year. One study published in the academic journal Biological Conservation estimates as many as 328,000 birds are killed annually from collisions with wind turbines, even though wind turbines accounted for only 6.6 percent of U.S. energy generation in 2018.

Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal resolution would require most energy generation to come from wind and solar power. Powering half the United States using wind power would necessitate about 234,000 additional wind turbines, resulting in the death of as many as 1.5 million more birds every year from wind-turbine collisions. If the entire country were to be powered by wind turbines, as many as 3 million birds would die from wind-turbine collisions annually, or about 30 million per decade.

But that’s not all.

As stunning as these figures are, they represent just one relatively small part of the Green New Deal’s bird-pocalypse. Currently, 8 million to 57 million birds die each year from colliding with power lines. This figure would likely increase substantially if the Green New Deal were to become law.

Renewable energy sources like wind and solar require much more land and facilities to generate power than many forms of existing electricity generation, such as nuclear and natural gas power. That means more transmission lines would be needed if existing energy facilities were replaced.

As Forbes writer Michael Shellenberger noted in a 2018 article about renewable energy transmission lines, “It would take 18 of California’s Ivanpah solar farms to produce the same amount of electricity that comes from our Diablo Canyon nuclear plant. And where just one set of transmission lines are required to bring power from Diablo Canyon, 18 separate transmission lines would be required to bring power from solar farms like Ivanpha.”

Add onto that, even more lines to transmit to areas that were not conducive to wind and solar and even more millions of birds killed.

If humans’ CO2 emissions are causing global warming, the Green New Deal won’t stop it. So, why should we sacrifice hundreds of millions of birds, tear up tens of thousands or even hundreds of thousands of acres of land, and decimate the U.S. economy in the process of rolling out this disastrous legislation?

Members of the environmental left know about these problems (and many more, too) but they are more concerned about advancing socialism than actually protecting the environment.

So how will Ocasio-Cortez and the environmentalists justify this?

And how ridiculous to do all this with no evidence that it actually would make change anything in terms of the climate?

But of course it would change society, destroy the economy and give government control.

So if that’s the aim, it certainly would do that.

The Gateway Pundit

Published  1 month ago

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) went full Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez communist in a statement posted to Twitter Sunday morning, proclaiming there is a conspiracy to keep working people down that keeps the plentiful money in the country and the world in the “wrong hands”. NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, screen image. “All over […]

I Love My Freedom

Published  1 month ago

Radical Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is at it again, this time trashing America and Ronald Reagan. During a talk on Saturday, Ocasio-Cortez stated that America is “garbage” and that Reagan presented a “racist” vision for the U.S.

During a conference in Austin, Texas, the radical socialist had some outlandish things to say:

“One perfect example, I think a perfect example of how special interests and the powerful have pitted white working-class Americans against brown and black working-class Americans in order to just screw over all working-class Americans, is Reaganism in the ’80s when he started talking about welfare queens,” Ocaiso-Cortez said. “So you think about this image of welfare queens and what he was really trying to talk about was … this like really resentful vision of essentially black women who were doing nothing that were ‘sucks’ on our country.”

“And it’s this whole tragedy of the commons type of thinking where it’s like because these one, this one specific group of people, that you are already kind of subconsciously primed to resent, you give them a different reason that’s not explicit racism but still rooted in a racist caricature,” Ocasio-Cortez continued. “It gives people a logical reason, a ‘logical’ reason to say, ‘oh yeah, no, toss out the whole social safety net.'”

“RACISM RACISM RACISM. EVERYTHING IS RACIST.” This radical agenda by the Left continues and it doesn’t seem that it will end any time soon.

WATCH the video below provided by Ryan Saavedra of the Daily Wire below:

Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) suggests former President Ronald Reagan was a racist and claims he "pitted white working-class Americans against brown and black working-class Americans to screw over all working-class Americans" pic.twitter.com/oxM2QPRgrB

— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) March 9, 2019

Ocasio-Cortez went on to talk about her ‘Green New Deal,’ Medicare for all and her $15 minimum wage proposal, all of which are destined for failure. This is what she said:

“I think the thing that is really hard for people to sometimes see is that when we are on this path of a slow erosion and a slow, slow, slow, just like move away from what we’ve always been, we’ll be a hundred miles, you’ll, you know you won’t even realize that you’ve drifted a hundred miles,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “So, when someone’s talking about our core, it’s like oh this is radical, but this isn’t radical, this is what we’ve always been.”

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“It’s just that now we’ve strayed so far away from what has really made us powerful, and just, and good, and equitable, and productive, and so I think all of these things sound radical compared to where we are but where we are is not a good thing,” Ocasio-Cortez continued. “And this idea of like 10% better from garbage, is, shouldn’t be what we settle for, it’s like this like it feels like moderate is not a stance it’s just an attitude toward life of like hmmm.”

Keep in mind that this is all coming from the woman who is defending Ilhan Omar (an anti-Semite), proposed a deal that bans all forms of transportation and someone who is knee deep in campaign finance violations. She is the LAST person who should be trashing our country.

What are your thoughts? Let us know in the comments below!

Axios

Published  1 month ago

Generation Z has a more positive view of the word "socialism" than previous generations, and — along with Millennials — are more likely to embrace socialistic policies and principles than past generations, according to a new Harris Poll given exclusively to Axios.

Why it matters: The word "socialism" does not carry the same stigma it did in the past, now that it has been resurrected by celebrity politicians like Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Young people's political views often change as they grow older, but their support for socialistic policies is a sign that the old rules of politics are changing fast.

Gen Z and Millennials are projected to make up 37% of the electorate in 2020, and what they're looking for in a presidential candidate is shifting.

The top three voting issues for Gen Z, according to the Harris poll, are mass shootings, racial equality, and immigration policy and treatment of immigrants.

Millennials' top issues are access to health care, global warming/climate change and mass shootings.

Gen X‘s top issues are: Access to health care, terrorism/national security and the national debt — the same top issues for Boomers and older.

Go deeper:

www.theepochtimes.com

Published  1 month ago

President Donald Trump’s claim that “the Democrats hate Jewish people” is giving a boost to what appears to be an embryonic movement encouraging Jews, traditionally a key Democrat voting bloc, to abandon the Democratic Party.

Axios reported the president made the comments to Republican donors March 8, based on statements by attendees. Trump also reportedly said he couldn’t grasp how any Jew could vote for a Democrat these days, given the party’s track record.

The news report didn’t mention if he referenced numerous comments by Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), a Muslim, that were widely perceived as anti-Semitic. Congressional Democrats refused to condemn Omar by name and instead, on March 7, the House approved a watered-down resolution denouncing “anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, racism and other forms of bigotry.”

Trump’s comments give voice to growing sentiments among Jewish Democrats and others that the party’s tolerance of heightened anti-Semitism in its ranks and its hostility to the Jewish state of Israel should cause Jews to stop supporting it.

As Democrats have lurched leftward, they have also generally been reluctant to condemn the flagrant anti-Semitism of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, and of Women’s March organizers Linda Sarsour and Tamika Mallory, as well as that exhibited by leaders of Black Lives Matter, a movement that the Democratic National Committee formally endorsed in 2015.

Lifelong Democrat Andrew Stein, who was a New York state assemblyman, wrote in a Fox News op-ed that three newly elected radical House Democrats–Omar, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York—“have demonstrated repeatedly their hatred of Israel in an increasingly disturbing pattern of anti-Semitism.”

“Apologies are no longer enough. That is why I am calling on my fellow Jews to join me in pulling our support from the Democratic Party,” he wrote. Trump and the Republicans are now “the true friends of Israel and the Jewish people” and have “embraced values that were once embraced by the Democratic Party,” by, for example, relocating the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem and opposing Palestinian terrorism.

Others are already using the new portmanteaus “Jexit” and “Jexodus,” which couple “Jewish” with “exit” and “exodus,” respectively, to describe this budding movement. The linguistic innovation is modeled after “Brexit,” the movement to take Britain out of the European Union, and, in the United States, after “Blexit,” a movement to get blacks to quit the Democratic Party.

Radio host Wayne Allyn Root is calling upon his “fellow American Jews” to “JEXIT” the party which “coddles, caves and embraces Jew hatred.”

“It’s time to escape to the promised land of the GOP, where Jews are welcomed and appreciated; where capitalism is embraced; where extreme vetting is in place to keep bad people out, who would do harm to Jews; where Israel is America’s best friend in the world.”

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center, is using a different portmanteau, “Jexodus,” to describe the effort. The Democrat-controlled Congressional Progressive Caucus and Congressional Black Caucus are closing ranks to defend Omar’s anti-Semitic comments, Greenfield wrote at FrontPageMag.

The “Jexodus momentum is slowly building,” he wrote. “It will decisively split millennials between Jewish and leftist allegiances … [and] be a slow and ugly process.”

“Exile is a difficult condition … [but] [t]here is no future for the Jews on the Left. History amply testifies to that, from the Soviet Union to Latin America. The Jexodus is inevitable.”

A website, Jexodus.org, has appeared online. It states: “We are proud Jewish Millennials tired of living in bondage to leftist politics. We reject the hypocrisy, anti-Americanism, and anti-Semitism of the rising far-left. … We’re done standing with supposed Jewish leaders and allegedly supportive Democrats who rationalize, mainstream, and promote our enemies. We’d rather spend 40 years wandering in the desert than belong to a party that welcomes Jew-haters.”

Salon

Published  1 month ago

Constitutional treasure hunters, stay on your toes these these next few days, because they reveal a giant "X marks the spot" on our collective expedition back to that lost democratic paradise: a Congress that represents the will of the people.

Here’s what’s happening: The Democratic House passed a bill to prevent President Donald Trump from using his power to declare a national emergency in order to fulfill his campaign promise of constructing a 2,000-mile vanity wall across the southern border, which automatically sent the bill to a vote in the Republican Senate, where it has just garnered the votes to pass. Checks: balanced.

Did you catch the golden distinction right there in the middle? The National Emergencies Act contains a crucial provision: When one Congressional chamber votes to override an emergency declaration, it automatically goes up for a vote in the other chamber. That makes this the rare occasion Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., cannot stand in the way of our representatives voting on a popularly-supported bill by just not scheduling it for a vote.

Let me simplify: If you take away the Senate majority leader’s power to schedule or not schedule votes, government works. Open sesame.

Let’s back up. In the throes of the longest government shutdown in U.S. history – over funding for the president’s campaign promise of a boarder wall to his base – Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., seemingly spotted the keystone that would topple the wall between us and functioning democracy. “We have secured enough Republican votes in the Senate to reopen the government,” she wrote. “Our obstacle now is Mitch McConnell, who won’t call the vote.”

McConnell was using his power to determine the schedule of votes to singlehandedly veto any popularly-supported legislation that would have reopened the federal government. McConnell and the other senators who came before him who had the title “leader” in front of their names have used this impenetrable power to stall progress for decades. Might we even deploy capital letters and brand it the “Scheduling Veto?”

In case it wasn’t abundantly clear: McConnell himself circled, highlighted and double-underlined the problem of his “Scheduling Veto” so you couldn’t miss it. Responding to a question Thursday about why the Senate wouldn’t be taking up a House bill to fix partisan gerrymandering, increase voter turnout, and get big money out of electoral politics, McConnell answered with his trademark grin, "Because I get to decide what we vote on.”

Recent years are littered with wreckage of progress blocked by this “Scheduling Veto.” In 2013, for example, during the last period when the House and Senate were held by opposing parties, comprehensive immigration reform was popular (supported by between 70 and 80 percent of Americans), bipartisan (passed the Democratic Senate with significant Republican votes) and had a real possibility to become law (President Obama said he had the votes in the House to pass it). However, then-Speaker of the House John Boehner refused to schedule a vote in his chamber.

In that same session, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), a bill that would have made it illegal to fire Americans based on their sexual orientation or gender identity, was popular (about 70 percent of Americans supported it), bipartisan (it passed the Senate by a margin of 32 votes), and had a real possibility to become law (it had several House GOP co-sponsors). But Boehner wouldn’t schedule a vote.

But perhaps the most awful, egregious, anti-Democratic of them all was this: In 2016, when President Obama nominated the popular and moderate Judge Merrick Garland for the Supreme Court, whom conservative Republican Senators like Utah’s Orrin Hatch praised effusively, McConnell declared that he would not schedule a vote on Garland under any circumstance.

Climate change legislation, gun safety measures and criminal justice reform are just a few matters that have been stalled by the “Scheduling Veto” at one point or another. The battle to pass the latter of these provided perhaps the starkest illustration last year. As the AP reported, “[Senator Chuck] Grassley says more than two-thirds of the Senate supports [criminal justice reform]. But McConnell is refusing to bring the legislation forward . . . ‘What’s holding it up is our leader, the majority leader,’” Grassley said at the time.

During that fight, Senator Rand Paul, R, Ky., Described the situation in far more blunt terms “. . . Sen. McConnell — he has all the power to allow it or not allow it.”

How is it possible that one man, for whom odds are neither you nor I voted, has absolute control over the ignition switch to our country, as well as the brakes, the gas, the wheels, the seats and the windows? After a bloody revolution to escape monarchical rule, our Congress was designed to be a conference of extraordinary citizens representing a polity of constituencies as equals, pushing and pulling our country towards the truest manifestation of the popular will. It’s why we call it the People’s House. But instead, “Mitch and Nancy” and their predecessors have enjoyed unchecked rule.

It wasn’t always like this. The Speaker of the House role, for instance, was initially quite objective, gradually consolidating powers via the adoption of new House rules until the early 1900s, when a pair of Republican speakers – Illinois Rep. Joseph Gurney Cannon and Ohio Rep. Nicholas Longworth – took full control of the House’s legislative agenda along with the coercive power to appoint committee chairs and members. Majority leaders in the Senate, on the other hand, weren’t even conceived of until 1920, let alone did they wield such imperatorial powers.

In a democracy, what comes to a vote should be determined by a process, a system, a democratic mechanism – not the whims of one person. If a bill fulfills some reasonable procedural trigger point, it should automatically go up for a vote by the entire body.

While there are no signs of improvement on the Senate side, baby steps in the House were recently taken that at least recognize the problem. Under its new Democratic leadership, any legislation that achieves 290 co-sponsors will automatically get a floor vote in the House. That threshold, however, is exceedingly high and not so different than the almost never used “Discharge Petition,” which already allows the House to force a vote if an absolute majority of 218 members sign a petition for it. A democratic process should be regular order – not an act of defiance.

In lieu of voluntarily disarmament, the matter could be taken up in the courts. Just as the Supreme Court took away former President Bill Clinton’s “line-item veto” on the grounds that it gave the presidency unconstitutional legislative authority, they should take away this unconstitutional “Scheduling Veto” from both the speaker of the House and Senate majority leader, as well. It can be done: in the United States v. Ballin case of 1892, the Supreme Court ruled that while Congress may have significant deference to determine its own rules, those rules may not violate the Constitution or fundamental rights.

This won’t fix all this of the problems of our democracy alone, but it could have an outweighed impact. There are numerous, near-universally supported policies that would likely pass if only they could be brought up for a vote. Universal background checks, a pathway to citizenship for DREAMERS, the ability for Medicare to negotiate down drug prices, are a few. Lives would be saved and enriched; our country would be healthier and safer. Except for the will of the majority leader

It’s not uncommon for political commentators to advocate reigning in the powers of the presidency. Far less common is a serious conversation about recalibrating the powers of both the speaker of the House and the Senate majority leader, who all but single-handedly control what has the chance to become law in this country. Now is the time to make our way back to democratic order, and vanquishing the “Scheduling Veto” is an obvious first step on that journey.

Washington Examiner

Published  1 month ago

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., lied at this weekend’s South by Southwest Conference and Festivals when she implied that former President Reagan was a racist. Her claim that Reagan"pitted" white working class people against minorities in order "to screw over all working-class Americans,” particularly African-Americans and Hispanics, is both false and malicious. He did no such thing.

Had Ocasio-Cortez bothered to do her homework, she would have found otherwise.

As governor of California, Reagan appointed more African-Americans to government positions than any previous chief executive of the state. In the 1980 presidential campaign, Reagan was endorsed by civil rights leaders Ralph Abernathy, Charles Evers, and Hosea Williams.

It was Reagan who signed the bill that made the birthday of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. a national holiday. Here’s part of what he said at the signing ceremony:

In America, in the '50s and '60s, one of the important crises we faced was racial discrimination. The man whose words and deeds in that crisis stirred our nation to the very depths of its soul was Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. … Now our nation has decided to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., by setting aside a day each year to remember him and the just cause he stood for. We’ve made historic strides since Rosa Parks refused to go to the back of the bus. As a democratic people, we can take pride in the knowledge that we Americans recognized a grave injustice and took action to correct it. And we should remember that in far too many countries, people like Dr. King never have the opportunity to speak out at all. … But traces of bigotry still mar America. So, each year on Martin Luther King Day, let us not only recall Dr. King, but rededicate ourselves to the Commandments he believed in and sought to live every day.

President Reagan appointed the first African-American, Colin Powell, to be national security adviser, and the first Hispanic, Lauro Cavazos, to a cabinet position as the secretary of education.

In 1980, then-candidate Reagan received over 43 percent of the Hispanic vote.

Reagan supported statehood for Puerto Rico.

As for one most common story used to tar Reagan as a racist, the corruption of Linda Taylor — the Chicago “welfare queen” to whom Reagan referred in speeches — was documented in both the The Washington Post and The New York Times. He had not made this up.

The Reagan administration created more than 18 million jobs and kicked off a 26-year run of economic growth. Far from being a divisive force, Reagan left office with the support of 70 percent of the American people at large and 41 percent of African-Americans specifically. His was the most unifying president since John F. Kennedy.

Reagan supported enterprise zones as a means of bringing more prosperity to the inner city, but was blocked for eight years by Speakers Tip O’Neill, D-Mass., and Jim Wright, D-Texas.

Reagan has been accused of many things, but no one who knew or studied him ever suggested he was a racist. He never judged anyone on the basis of skin color because he was raised to treat everyone the same. His father, Jack, refused to allow his son to see “The Birth of a Nation” because of its racist content, even though it was one of Woodrow Wilson’s favorite movies. Reagan carried that feeling of equality in his heart for his entire life.

It is well known that while in college, on a football team road trip in 1931, Reagan’s team stayed at a hotel that did not allow African-Americans. So Reagan took two of his fellow players, who happened to be African-American, to his nearby home, where they spent the night with his family instead.

Ocasio-Cortez is entitled to advocate for whatever positions she wishes, no matter how antithetical they may be to American values and our way of life. That is the beauty of our system. But she is not entitled to lie; no one in public office is. She owes Ronald Reagan and the public an apology.

Craig Shirley is the author of four bestsellers on former President Reagan and is the Visiting Reagan Scholar at Eureka College. Mark Weinberg, a longtime aide to President Reagan both during and after his presidency, is the author of Movie Nights with the Reagans .

americanthinker

Published  1 month ago

The power-drunk House Democrats will not know what hit them.

dailycaller

Published  1 month ago

Co-founder of environmental organization Greenpeace Patrick Moore said Tuesday that the climate change crisis driving much of liberal politics today “is not only fake news. It’s fake science.”

Moore also wondered during his appearance on “Fox & Friends” why people would be worried about global warming: “A little bit of warming would not be a bad thing, for myself being Canadian.”

Moore bounced back into the climate change debate last week with an online feud with New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez after he blasted her Green New Deal for being not ambitious but ridiculous. (RELATED: Report: Rep. Ocasio-Cortez Has Violated Her Own Green New Deal)

“Well, it’s a silly plan; that’s why I suggested she was a pompous little twit, twit meaning silly in the British lexicon,” Moore told Fox, adding, “She really rubbed me the wrong way when she said she’s ‘the boss’ because she can make up a proposal that’s completely ridiculous and nobody else did.”

Moore, who now sits as a director on the CO2 Coalition, a group of American and Canadian scientists who refute man-made climate change, says carbon dioxide is “the main building block of all life” and that it is good for the environment. “There is nothing to be afraid of, he said.

He doesn’t deny climate change. “Of course climate change is real: it’s been happening since the beginning of time but it’s not dangerous and it’s not created by people … a completely natural phenomenon.”

Moore questioned why so many scientists who promote a climate change crisis receive “perpetual government grants,” insist “the science is settled and say people like myself should just shut up. On the other hand, they keep studying it forever as if there’s something new to find out.”

The former Greenpeace director says the organization helped found has been “hijacked by the extreme left.” (RELATED: Greenpeace Admits Anti-Logging Campaign Is Based On ‘Subjective Opinion’)

Getting back to the Green New Deal, Moore insisted the plan is recipe for catastrophe: “You cannot do agriculture for 8 billion people, produce the food for 8 billion people without fossil fuels.”

Daily Wire

Published  1 month ago

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday that NYC's public schools will be going vegetarian one day per week in order to save the Earth.

Local New York media reports that the "Meatless Mondays" pilot program, which brought vegetarian meals to around 15 Brooklyn schools, will expand city-wide for the 2019-2020 school year, and "all schools will serve vegetarian menus on Mondays" to the city's 1.1 million students.

De Blasio told a press conference Monday that the change will help improve the health of New York's students, and will hopefully have an impact on climate change.

“Cutting back on meat a little will improve New Yorkers' health and reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said. “We're expanding Meatless Mondays to all public schools to keep our lunch and planet green for generations to come.”

"Meatless Monday" options will include things like "whole grain rotini pasta with herbed marinara sauce," and the likely less popular, "kid friendly kale salad."

The program, at least, is "cost neutral," since the city already spends money on feeding students; in this case, they're simply adjusting the menu to accommodate one vegetarian meal per week. Like other cities, New York is teetering on the edge of bankruptcy and a costly experiment in vegetarianism might just be what sends the city — and the city's residents — over the edge.

Cows have been "public enemy number one" of the environmentalism movement since Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) introduced their "Green New Deal" last month. According to a "fact sheet" released with the Green New Deal and posted on Ocasio-Cortez's website, the ultimate aim of the GND will be to transition Americans to a fully vegetarian diet in the name of halting apocalyptic climate change. The document, which has now been scrubbed from the web, even suggested a permanent solution to methan-producing cattle.

Environmental activists have, in recent years, pushed the idea that going vegetarian is the only way to effectively "save the planet," and according to The Atlantic, several legislators have even proposed taxing meat as if it were a "vice" item, like cigarettes or alcohol.

The theory behind it is that cows produce methane, which has an outsized impact on climate change, as it's even more dangerous, as an emission, than carbon dioxide. In developing countries, where "unsustainable" agricultural practices are common, livestock rearing leads to everything from deforestation to diesel fuel pollution.

Recent studies, however, have demonstrated that while eating meat does have an environmental impact, cows aren't the Four Horsement of the climate change apocalypse, and while much of the developed world may be able to cut back on meat consumption, in most places in the world where populations aren't swimming in excess food, cattle, pigs, goats, and chickens provide much-needed sources of protien.

"Many people continue to think avoiding meat as infrequently as once a week will make a significant difference to the climate," one environmental scientist wrote for The Conversation. "But according to one recent study, even if Americans eliminated all animal protein from their diets, they would reduce U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by only 2.6 percent. According to our research at the University of California, Davis, if the practice of Meatless Monday were to be adopted by all Americans, we’d see a reduction of only 0.5 percent."

We're already making better progress than that by improving our agricultural practices. According to the same study, simple technological advancements in the practice of farming have reduced cow-based greenhouse emissions by "11.3 percent since 1961."

But, if skipping meat one day per week makes Bill de Blasio feel accomplished, it's hard to argue. Because he wouldn't accept an alternate conclusion anyway.

MAGAMEDIA

Published  1 month ago

Anyone who has a Twitter account and is a Trump supporter knows all about “shadow banning” (an algorithm that limits your account’s exposure once you are flagged). Twitter has been accused of shadow banning Republican lawmakers Matt Gaetz, Devin Nunes, Mark Meadows, John Ratcliffe and Jim Jordan.

Big name accounts like James Woods and Alex Jones have gotten suspended unjustly.

Now it is clear they are censoring President Donald Trumps tweets as well. Perhaps they always have but it has never been more obvious. I noticed a pattern of Trumps tweets dropping in numbers for a long time so I decided to pay attention. What I found was shocking

I caught Twitter in real time changing President Trumps retweets.

You just look at the numbers and they make no sense.

People like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (3.4 million twitter followers) routinely have bigger tweets than our popular President. (58.9 million followers) .

This is the real collusion. Making our President look less popular than he really is, is election meddling. Social media, MSM, Hollywood elite are all working and conspiring against President Trump and who knows what new lows they will stoop to when the election is closer to taking place.

Conservatives are already treated unfairly by Twitter. Now they have been caught censoring our President. When is enough enough?

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The Savage Nation

Published  1 month ago

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., NY) suggested the current state of America is “garbage” and argued former president [READ MORE]

Sean Hannity

Published  1 month ago

Recently sworn-in Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez escalated her war-of-words with the White House regarding global warming over the weekend; viciously stating that “where we are” as Americans is “garbage.”

Cortez was speaking to a packed audience at the South by Southwest technology and music festival in Texas when she slammed the United States’ policy towards climate change.

Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) suggests America is "garbage" pic.twitter.com/Km584Rr2qa

— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) March 9, 2019

“I think all of these things sound radical compared to where we are, but where we are is not a good thing. This idea that 10% better from garbage shouldn’t be something we settle for,” said Cortez.

“It feels like ‘moderate’ is not a stance, it’s just an attitude toward life, of like, hmmm,” she added.

Chicks On The Right — Young Conservatives

Published  1 month ago

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) joined a bunch of other Democrats at the the SXSW Festival in Austin this weekend.

And as we reported earlier, one of the targets she bashed during her interview session at the conference was Ronald Reagan.

She basically called him a racist and said he pit working class white people against working class people of color, revealing she knows absolutely nothing about Reagan, who did no such thing.

She also called America right now “garbage.”

— Liz Wheeler (@Liz_Wheeler) March 10, 2019

But conservative actor James Woods had the perfect response to her attacks, quoting one of Reagan’s classic lines.

Reagan: “It isn’t so much that liberals are ignorant, it’s just that they know so much that isn’t so… pic.twitter.com/O2nJ7QsYfT

— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) March 10, 2019

Perfect! Right on target, James!

Conservative Tribune

Published  1 month ago

Fact-checking isn't her strong point.

US Liberty Wire

Published  1 month ago

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez just cannot get out of her own way which is what happens to people who live in glass houses and insist on throwing stones.

While this new skeleton will not sink her, it does provide a window into her thinking about very important topics.

Like hypocrisy, which always haunts the Democratic party and will absolutely sink them in 2020. Say what you will about the GOP, but most people know where they stand and they tend to act accordingly. The Dems? No one really knows. From The New York Post:

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wants to pass sweeping tax hikes on the wealthy, but the freshman lawmaker might want to take care of her own unpaid tax bill first.

Brook Avenue Press, a company she founded in 2012 to publish children’s books in The Bronx, owes the state $1,870.36 in corporate taxes, public records show.

The state slapped the company with a warrant on July 6, 2017, two months after Ocasio-Cortez announced her candidacy to run against Democratic incumbent Joe Crowley for the district that encompasses parts of Queens and The Bronx.

The state requires businesses to pay a corporation tax on a sliding scale based on revenue. The minimum payment last year was $25.

“The company probably got numerous letters from the state and probably ignored them,” one New York City accountant theorized.

Public records show the state dissolved the company in October 2016, which can happen when a business fails to pay corporate taxes or file a return.

The state Tax Department won’t comment on individual companies but typically files warrants as a last resort after trying to collect money.

“This is the first we’re hearing of it, and we won’t have any additional comment until we look into it,” Ocasio-Cortez’s spokesman, Corbin Trent, said Saturday.

Brook Avenue Press was set up to “develop and identify stories and literature in urban areas like New York, specifically communities like The Bronx,” Ocasio-Cortez said in a YouTube video posted in October 2011, months before she filed incorporation papers for the company in July 2012.

The company relied on cheap office space in a city-subsidized program to help small businesses in The Bronx.

Called the Sunshine Bronx Business Incubator, the program was housed in a renovated former printing plant in Hunts Point, where rates for office spaces and tech services in 2012 averaged between $99 for a “virtual office” and $275 per month for local start-ups.

US Liberty Wire

Published  1 month ago

U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) just committed political suicide by slamming a few American heroes and capitalism itself in a tone-deaf and naive interview.

Pelosi will need to reign in the radicals in her party before it is too late. From Lifezette:

U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) slammed political moderates at the South by Southwest Conference & Festivals in Austin, Texas, calling their views “misplaced” as she defended her progressive politics in a room full of supporters.

“Moderate is not a stance. It’s just an attitude toward life of, like, ‘meh,’” the New York Democrat said Saturday during an interview with Briahna Gray, senior politics editor for the Intercept.

“We’ve become so cynical, that we view ‘meh,’ or ‘eh’ — we view cynicism as an intellectually superior attitude, and we view ambition as youthful naivete when … The greatest things we have ever accomplished as a society have been ambitious acts of visions, and the ‘meh’ is just worshipped now, for what?”

The self-declared Democratic socialist also criticized the treatment of minorities throughout American history, from Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal, which she claimed was racist, to Ronald Reagan’s policies, which she said “pitted” white working class people against minorities in order “to screw over all working-class Americans,” particularly African-Americans and Hispanics.

“So you think about this image of welfare queens and what he was really trying to talk about was … this like really resentful vision of essentially black women who were doing nothing, that were ‘sucks’ on our country,” she said.

“And it’s this whole tragedy of the commons type of thinking where it’s, like, because … this one specific group of people, that you are already kind of subconsciously primed to resent, you give them a different reason that’s not explicit racism but still rooted in a racist caricature,” Ocasio-Cortez continued. “It gives people a logical reason, a ‘logical’ reason to say, ‘Oh yeah, no, toss out the whole social safety net.’”

Other topics Ocasio-Cortez discussed included the Green New Deal and capitalism, which she said could not be redeemed because it puts profit “above everything else.”

“The most important thing is the concentration of capital, and it means that we prioritize profit and the accumulation of money above all else, and we seek it at any human and environmental cost … But when we talk about ideas like democratic socialism, it means putting democracy and society first, instead of capital first; it doesn’t mean that the actual concept of capitalistic society should be abolished,” she said.

Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) suggests former President Ronald Reagan was a racist and claims he "pitted white working-class Americans against brown and black working-class Americans to screw over all working-class Americans" pic.twitter.com/oxM2QPRgrB

— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) March 9, 2019

Breitbart

Published  1 month ago

Saturday at the South by Southwest Conference & Festivals in Austin, TX, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said former President Ronald Reagan used “racist,” caricatures to pit “white working-class Americans against brown and black working-class Americans.”

Ocasio-Cortez said, “One perfect example, I think a perfect example of how special interests and the powerful have pitted white working-class Americans against brown and black working-class Americans in order to just screw over all working-class Americans, is Reaganism in the ’80s when he started talking about welfare queens.”

She added, “So you think about this image; welfare queens and what he was really trying to talk about was he was painting this photo, he was painting this like really resentful vision of essentially black women who were doing nothing that were ‘sucks’ on our country. And it’s this whole tragedy of the commons type of thinking where it’s like because these one, this one specific group of people, that you are already kind of subconsciously primed to resent, you give them a different reason that’s not explicit racism but still rooted in a racist caricature. It gives people a logical reason, a ‘logical’ reason to say, ‘oh yeah, no, toss out the whole social safety net.'”

(h/t The Daily Wire)

Fox News

Published  1 month ago

Rep. Ilhan Omar in unquestionably an anti-Semite, but cloaks herself in victimhood – portraying herself as a “Muslim under siege” unfairly attacked because of her religion.

Washington Free Beacon

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The government of Finland collapsed Friday due to the rising cost of universal health care and the prime minister's failure to enact reforms to the system.

Prime Minister Juha Sipila and the rest of the cabinet resigned after the governing coalition failed to pass reforms in parliament to the country's regional government and health services, the Wall Street Journal reports. Finland faces an aging population, with around 26 percent of its citizens expected to be over 65 by the year 2030, an increase of 5 percent from today.

Sipila's reforms "intended to remove power from the 295 municipalities that currently oversee health and social care, and place responsibility within a leaner, more efficient system of 18 elected regional authorities," according to the Journal. The prime minister also wanted patients to be able to choose from a range of public and private providers.

Sipila said "there's no other way for Finland to succeed" besides these reforms, which could have led to $3.4 billion in savings for the government.

Finland's aging population is increasing the financial strain on its health care system. From a BBC News report:

As an increasing number of people live longer in retirement, the cost of providing pension and healthcare benefits can rise. Those increased costs are paid for by taxes collected from of the working-age population – who make up a smaller percentage of the population than in decades past.

In 2018, those aged 65 or over made up 21.4% of Finland's population, the fourth highest after Germany, Portugal, Greece, and Italy, according to Eurostat.

Finland's welfare system is also generous in its provisions, making it relatively expensive. Attempts at reform have plagued Finnish governments for years.

Reuters reports that soaring treatment costs and longer life spans have particularly affected Nordic countries.

"Nordic countries, where comprehensive welfare is the cornerstone of the social model, have been among the most affected," according to Reuters. "But reform has been controversial and, in Finland, plans to cut costs and boost efficiency have stalled for years."

Similar problems are bedeviling Sweden and Denmark, two other countries frequently held up as models to follow on health care. Finland's crisis in particular comes as calls for universal health care have grown louder among Democrats in the United States.

Sen. Bernie Sanders's (I., Vt.) "Medicare for all" proposal would cost the U.S. over $32 trillion over ten years, according to an analysis by the Mercatus Center. It would also require enormous tax increases as "a doubling of all currently projected federal individual and corporate income tax collections would be insufficient to finance the added federal costs of the plan."

Another Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Kamala Harris (D., Calif.), has called for eliminating private health insurance, although a spokesperson suggested she is open to multiple paths to "Medicare for all."

Self-described democratic socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) has also called for "Medicare for all."

The Kaiser Family Foundation found that 58 percent of Americans oppose "Medicare for all" if told it would eliminate private health insurance plans, and 60 percent oppose it if it requires higher taxes.

Breitbart

Published  1 month ago

Appearing at the SXSW conference Saturday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said people should be excited by the prospect of robots taking their jobs because it will afford them more time to pursue their creative passions.

Ocasio-Cortez speculated fears over automation stem from a lack of financial safety net and economic uncertainty. “We should not be haunted by the specter of being automated out of work,” the self-avowed democrat-socialist said, according to Fast Company. “We should not feel nervous about the tollbooth collector not having to collect tolls. We should be excited by that. But the reason we’re not excited about it is because we live in a society where if you don’t have a job, you are left to die.”

The freshman congresswoman floated a proposal by billionaire and Microsoft founder Bill Gates to tax robots at 90 percent to make up workers’ lost income from automation. “Whether it’s a tax rate, whether it’s distributing wealth that’s created by automation – if we approach solutions to our systems and start entertaining ideas like that, then we should be excited about automation because of what it could potentially mean,” she said.

Ocasio-Cortez then mused that with adequate policies in place, introducing more robots into the workforce could allow society more time to dabble in art and science, and actually increase the pace of innovation, freeing up “more time enjoying the world we live in.”

“Not all creativity needs to be bonded by wage,” she said to loud applause.

As Ocasio-Cortez eluded to in her remarks, the vast majority of Americans are opposed to robots replacing them in certain work settings.

About 85 percent of Americans said they support the federal government putting restrictions on the types of jobs that employers can automate, like dirty and dangerous jobs, supporting an economic nationalist agenda when it comes to the issue, Pew Research polling has found.

Nearly 60 percent of Americans said the federal government should place limits on the number of jobs in which a business can replace a U.S. worker with a machine. About 70 percent of the country’s working class, those with or without a high school degree, agree that the mass displacement of American workers through automation should be stopped with regulation by the federal government.

According to Reuters, an Association for Advancing Automation study estimates U.S. companies installed a record number of robots in 2018. Automation shipments totaled around 28,478 for the year, an increase of 16 percent from 2017.

Fox News

Published  1 month ago

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D, N.Y., said workers should be excited by the prospect of job automation and blasted capitalism as irredeemable at the South By Southwest festival in Austin this weekend.

In response to a question from the audience about the threat of automated labor, the firebrand liberal said workers should be "excited" about having their jobs automated, but were not because of larger systemic issues in American society.

"We should be excited by that. But the reason we’re not excited by it is because we live in a society where if you don’t have a job, you are left to die. And that is, at its core, our problem," Ocasio-Cortez, who has championed moonshot ideas like the Green New Deal and universal health care, said.

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According to The Verge, the freshman congresswoman also referenced a proposal from Bill Gates to potentially tax robots that replace human workers.

“We should be excited about automation, because what it could potentially mean is more time educating ourselves, more time creating art, more time investing in and investigating the sciences, more time focused on invention, more time going to space, more time enjoying the world that we live in,” she said, according to The Verge. “Because not all creativity needs to be bonded by wage.”

During her talk, which reportedly drew the largest crowds at the popular Austin festival, Ocasio-Cortez slammed capitalism.

"Capitalism is an ideology of capital — the most important thing is the concentration of capital and to seek and maximize profit,” Ocasio-Cortez said. And that comes at any cost to people and to the environment, she said, according to Bloomberg News, “so to me capitalism is irredeemable."

(Getty Images)

Although the self-described Democratic socialist stopped short of saying capitalism should be scrapped altogether, she explained that "we're reckoning with the consequences of putting profit above everything else in society. And what that means is people can't afford to live. For me, it's a question of priorities and right now I don't think our model is sustainable."

The congresswoman, who unseated a 10-term Democratic incumbent in a district spanning parts of Queens and the Bronx, said Democratic Socialism is more about the rights of workers than explicitly government-run industries.

"It’s just as much a transformation about bringing democracy to the workplace so that we have a say and that we don’t check all of our rights at the door every time we cross the threshold into our workplace," she said. "Because at the end of the day, as workers and as people in society, we’re the ones creating wealth."

"We should be scared right now because corporations have taken over our goverment," she added.

The 29-year-old congresswoman did not offer any new proposals at SXSW, but she did reference income inequality in the United States during her talk.

“We should be working the least amount we’ve ever worked, if we were actually paid based on how much wealth we were producing,” she said. “But we’re not. We’re paid on how little we’re desperate enough to accept. And then the rest is skimmed off and given to a billionaire.”

The Daily Signal

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We have members of this Chamber who have associated with Louis Farrakhan, who says, quote, 'Hitler is a very great man.'"

Fox News

Published  1 month ago

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal would require Americans to rely on unreliable solar and wind energy that would raise electric bills by several hundred percent for every family and business, hit us with power blackouts and brownouts, worsen poverty and do nothing to slow climate change.

Breitbart

Published  1 month ago

New York state auditors are looking to stick wealthy residents fleeing the state’s high taxes with a hefty bill to make up for a $2.3 billion budget deficit.

New York Democrat Gov. Andrew Cuomo, one of President Trump’s most vocal critics, blamed the Trump administration and a GOP lawmaker- backed tax reform plan reducing state and local income tax deductions for New Yorkers fleeing the state.

“This is the flip side. Tax the rich, tax the rich, tax the rich,” Cuomo announced in February. “We did. Now, God forbid, the rich leave.”

Now, the New York Democrat is looking for payback from these high-roller residents looking to find refuge in low states by sending auditors to collect money from these nonresidents.

State auditors have used highly sophisticated tools to track dodgers, monitoring everything from social media accounts to dental records.

CNBC reported that between 2010 and 2017, the state carried out approximately 3,000 of these audits. These audits brought in around $1 billion in state money, with auditors collecting an average of $144,270 for each audit between 2015 and 2017, according to CNBC.

It is unclear how many of New York’s top taxpayers fled the state, but low-tax states like Texas and Florida gained residents.

“If you’re a high earner in New York and you move to Florida, your chances of a residency audit are 100 percent,” Barry Horowitz, a partner at the WithumSmith+Brown accounting firm, told CNBC. “New York has always been aggressive. But it’s getting worse.”

Some states, like Florida, are particularly attractive to residents fleeing high taxes because the state does not impose an income tax on its residents.

Even Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-NY) mother, Blanca, boasted about fleeing New York to live in Florida to take advantage of the state’s lower taxes.

“I was paying $10,000 a year in real estate taxes up north,” Blanca Ocasio-Cortez told the Daily Mail on Monday. “I’m paying $600 a year in Florida. It’s stress-free down here.”

The Gateway Pundit

Published  1 month ago

Guest post by Bright Start News Rep Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez retweeted herself again, and this one is for the record books. Watch as she explains Democratic Socialism. I’ve taken the liberty of transcribing it below for closer examination. “We should be scared right now because corporations have taken over our government.” @AOC explains why she is […]

Washington Free Beacon

Published  1 month ago

The government of Finland collapsed Friday due to the rising cost of universal health care and the prime minister's failure to enact reforms to the system.

Prime Minister Juha Sipila and the rest of the cabinet resigned after the governing coalition failed to pass reforms in parliament to the country's regional government and health services, the Wall Street Journal reports. Finland faces an aging population, with around 26 percent of its citizens expected to be over 65 by the year 2030, an increase of 5 percent from today.

Sipila's reforms "intended to remove power from the 295 municipalities that currently oversee health and social care, and place responsibility within a leaner, more efficient system of 18 elected regional authorities," according to the Journal. The prime minister also wanted patients to be able to choose from a range of public and private providers.

Sipila said "there's no other way for Finland to succeed" besides these reforms, which could have led to $3.4 billion in savings for the government.

Finland's aging population is increasing the financial strain on its health care system. From a BBC News report:

As an increasing number of people live longer in retirement, the cost of providing pension and healthcare benefits can rise. Those increased costs are paid for by taxes collected from of the working-age population – who make up a smaller percentage of the population than in decades past.

In 2018, those aged 65 or over made up 21.4% of Finland's population, the fourth highest after Germany, Portugal, Greece, and Italy, according to Eurostat.

Finland's welfare system is also generous in its provisions, making it relatively expensive. Attempts at reform have plagued Finnish governments for years.

Reuters reports that soaring treatment costs and longer life spans have particularly affected Nordic countries.

"Nordic countries, where comprehensive welfare is the cornerstone of the social model, have been among the most affected," according to Reuters. "But reform has been controversial and, in Finland, plans to cut costs and boost efficiency have stalled for years."

Similar problems are bedeviling Sweden and Denmark, two other countries frequently held up as models to follow on health care. Finland's crisis in particular comes as calls for universal health care have grown louder among Democrats in the United States.

Sen. Bernie Sanders's (I., Vt.) "Medicare for all" proposal would cost the U.S. over $32 trillion over ten years, according to an analysis by the Mercatus Center. It would also require enormous tax increases as "a doubling of all currently projected federal individual and corporate income tax collections would be insufficient to finance the added federal costs of the plan."

Another Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Kamala Harris (D., Calif.), has called for eliminating private health insurance, although a spokesperson suggested she is open to multiple paths to "Medicare for all."

Self-described democratic socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) has also called for "Medicare for all."

The Kaiser Family Foundation found that 58 percent of Americans oppose "Medicare for all" if told it would eliminate private health insurance plans, and 60 percent oppose it if it requires higher taxes.

Fox News

Published  1 month ago

U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slammed political moderates at the South by Southwest Conference & Festivals in Austin, Texas, calling their views “misplaced” as she defended her progressive politics in a room full of supporters.

“Moderate is not a stance. It's just an attitude towards life of, like, ‘meh,’” the New York Democrat said Saturday during an interview with Briahna Gray, senior politics editor for the Intercept. “We’ve become so cynical, that we view ‘meh,’ or ‘eh’ — we view cynicism as an intellectually superior attitude, and we view ambition as youthful naivete when ... the greatest things we have ever accomplished as a society have been ambitious acts of visions, and the ‘meh’ is just worshipped now, for what?”

The self-declared Democratic socialist also criticized the treatment of minorities throughout American history, from Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Deal, which she claimed was racist, to Ronald Reagan's policies, which she said "pitted" white working class people against minorities in order "to screw over all working-class Americans,” particularly African-Americans and Hispanics.

"So you think about this image of welfare queens and what he was really trying to talk about was ... this like really resentful vision of essentially black women who were doing nothing, that were 'sucks' on our country," she said.

"So you think about this image of welfare queens and what [Reagan] was really trying to talk about was ... this like really resentful vision of essentially black women who were doing nothing, that were 'sucks' on our country."

— U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y.

"And it's this whole tragedy of the commons type of thinking where it's like because ... this one specific group of people, that you are already kind of subconsciously primed to resent, you give them a different reason that's not explicit racism but still rooted in a racist caricature," Ocasio-Cortez continued. "It gives people a logical reason, a 'logical' reason to say, 'Oh yeah, no, toss out the whole social safety net.'"

Other topics Ocasio-Cortez discussed included the Green New Deal and capitalism, which she said could not be redeemed because it puts profit “above everything else.”

“The most important thing is the concentration of capital, and it means that we prioritize profit and the accumulation of money above all else, and we seek it at any human and environmental cost… But when we talk about ideas like democratic socialism, it means putting democracy and society first, instead of capital first; it doesn’t mean that the actual concept of capitalistic society should be abolished,” she said.

"When we talk about ideas like democratic socialism, it means putting democracy and society first, instead of capital first; it doesn’t mean that the actual concept of capitalistic society should be abolished."

— U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y.

During a Q&A session with the audience, television host and author Bill Nye the Science Guy stepped up to the microphone.

“I’m a white guy,” Nye said. “I think the problem on both sides is fear. People of my ancestry are afraid to pay for everything as immigrants come into this country. People who work at the diner in Alabama are afraid to ask for what is reasonable. So do you have a plan to work with people in Congress that are afraid? That’s what’s going on with many conservatives especially when it comes to climate change. People are afraid of what happens when we try to make these big changes.”

“One of the keys to dismantling fear is dismantling a zero-sum mentality,” Ocasio-Cortez replied. “It means the rejection outright of the logic that says someone else’s gain necessitates my loss and that my gain must necessitate someone’s loss. We can give without a take. We’re viewing progress as a loss instead of as an investment. When we choose to invest in our system, we are choosing to create wealth. When we all invest in them, then the wealth is for all of us too.”

"When we choose to invest in our system, we are choosing to create wealth. When we all invest ... then the wealth is for all of us."

— U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y.

The nine-day music and media festival has attracted many political figures this year. Several 2020 presidential candidates made appearances Saturday, including Democratic Sens. Amy Klobuchar, of Minnesota and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts. Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, who is also considering a presidential bid, also made the pilgrimage.

Ohio's former Republican Gov. John Kasich -- a potential GOP challenger to President Trump -- also spoke at the festival Saturday.

Daily Wire

Published  1 month ago

Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) suggested during a talk on Saturday that America is "garbage" and that former President Ronald Reagan presented a "racist" vision of the country that "pitted" white working class people against minorities in order "to screw over all working-class Americans."

Ocasio-Cortez made the remarks while speaking at the left-leaning South by Southwest Conference & Festivals in Austin, Texas.

"One perfect example, I think a perfect example of how special interests and the powerful have pitted white working-class Americans against brown and black working-class Americans in order to just screw over all working-class Americans, is Reaganism in the '80s when he started talking about welfare queens," Ocaiso-Cortez said. "So you think about this image of welfare queens and what he was really trying to talk about was ... this like really resentful vision of essentially black women who were doing nothing that were 'sucks' on our country."

"And it's this whole tragedy of the commons type of thinking where it's like because these one, this one specific group of people, that you are already kind of subconsciously primed to resent, you give them a different reason that's not explicit racism but still rooted in a racist caricature," Ocasio-Cortez continued. "It gives people a logical reason, a 'logical' reason to say, 'oh yeah, no, toss out the whole social safety net.'"

Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) suggests former President Ronald Reagan was a racist and claims he "pitted white working-class Americans against brown and black working-class Americans to screw over all working-class Americans" pic.twitter.com/oxM2QPRgrB

— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) March 9, 2019

Asked moments later about the Green New Deal, Medicare for All, and the $15 minimum wage, Ocasio-Cortez suggested that America is in decline and that the current state of America is "garbage."

"I think the thing that is really hard for people to sometimes see is that when we are on this path of a slow erosion and a slow, slow, slow, just like move away from what we've always been, we'll be a hundred miles, you'll, you know you won't even realize that you've drifted a hundred miles," Ocasio-Cortez said. "So, when someone's talking about our core, it's like oh this is radical, but this isn't radical, this is what we've always been."

"It's just that now we've strayed so far away from what has really made us powerful, and just, and good, and equitable, and productive, and so I think all of these things sound radical compared to where we are but where we are is not a good thing," Ocasio-Cortez continued. "And this idea of like 10% better from garbage, is, shouldn't be what we settle for, it's like this like it feels like moderate is not a stance it's just an attitude toward life of like hmmm."

Ocasio-Cortez's appearance at the event came after a tumultuous week for the congresswoman during which she repeatedly came to the defense of Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) after Omar made more anti-Semitic remarks last weekend.

While she was defending Omar, Ocasio-Cortez "retweeted a post from a supporter of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, which the US has designated a terrorist organization," The New York Post reported.

The 29-year-old congresswoman also sent out a fundraising email — while she was defending Omar from accusations of anti-Semitism — that accused a pro-Israel group of coming after her and Omar.

The Lutchman Review

Published  1 month ago

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez just made one of the most disgusting statements in her short career thus far. And i know you might be thinking… not surprising, you’re right it isn’t.

She recently just made comments about great American heroes like Reagan and trashed capitalism that made American heroes. Check it out.

From Lifezette:

U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) slammed political moderates at the South by Southwest Conference & Festivals in Austin, Texas, calling their views “misplaced” as she defended her progressive politics in a room full of supporters.

“Moderate is not a stance. It’s just an attitude toward life of, like, ‘meh,’” the New York Democrat said Saturday during an interview with Briahna Gray, senior politics editor for the Intercept.

“We’ve become so cynical, that we view ‘meh,’ or ‘eh’ — we view cynicism as an intellectually superior attitude, and we view ambition as youthful naivete when … The greatest things we have ever accomplished as a society have been ambitious acts of visions, and the ‘meh’ is just worshipped now, for what?”

The self-declared Democratic socialist also criticized the treatment of minorities throughout American history, from Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal, which she claimed was racist, to Ronald Reagan’s policies, which she said “pitted” white working class people against minorities in order “to screw over all working-class Americans,” particularly African-Americans and Hispanics.

“So you think about this image of welfare queens and what he was really trying to talk about was … this like really resentful vision of essentially black women who were doing nothing, that were ‘sucks’ on our country,” she said.

“And it’s this whole tragedy of the commons type of thinking where it’s, like, because … this one specific group of people, that you are already kind of subconsciously primed to resent, you give them a different reason that’s not explicit racism but still rooted in a racist caricature,” Ocasio-Cortez continued. “It gives people a logical reason, a ‘logical’ reason to say, ‘Oh yeah, no, toss out the whole social safety net.’”

Other topics Ocasio-Cortez discussed included the Green New Deal and capitalism, which she said could not be redeemed because it puts profit “above everything else.”

“The most important thing is the concentration of capital, and it means that we prioritize profit and the accumulation of money above all else, and we seek it at any human and environmental cost … But when we talk about ideas like democratic socialism, it means putting democracy and society first, instead of capital first; it doesn’t mean that the actual concept of capitalistic society should be abolished,” she said.

Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) suggests former President Ronald Reagan was a racist and claims he “pitted white working-class Americans against brown and black working-class Americans to screw over all working-class Americans”

Can you believe the nerve of this woman? I can’t believe New Yorkers put this socialist anti-American scum into office, it’s sickening.

If you think she needs to RESIGN immediately, spread this to three other patriots.

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weaselzippers

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Via NY Post:

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wants to pass sweeping tax hikes on the wealthy, but the freshman lawmaker might want to take care of her own unpaid tax bill first.

Brook Avenue Press, a company she founded in 2012 to publish children’s books in The Bronx, owes the state $1,870.36 in corporate taxes, public records show.

The state slapped the company with a warrant on July 6, 2017, two months after Ocasio-Cortez announced her candidacy to run against Democratic incumbent Joe Crowley for the district that encompasses parts of Queens and The Bronx.

The state requires businesses to pay a corporation tax on a sliding scale based on revenue. The minimum payment last year was $25.

“The company probably got numerous letters from the state and probably ignored them,” one New York City accountant theorized.

Public records show the state dissolved the company in October 2016, which can happen when a business fails to pay corporate taxes or file a return.

The state Tax Department won’t comment on individual companies but typically files warrants as a last resort after trying to collect money.

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Democrats desperately want to turn the page on a painful week, but doing so is proving to be difficult.

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Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar’s attempt to shame a news outlet for misquoting her blistering attack on former President Barack Obama backfired after her released audio recording only confirmed her remarks.

The Daily Signal

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David Harsanyi is a senior editor at The Federalist and the author of the forthcoming "First Freedom: A Ride through America's Enduring History With the Gun, From the Revolution to Today."

Rep. Ilhan Omar argues that American “democracy is built on debate,” tweeting, “I should not be expected to have allegiance/pledge support to a foreign country in order to serve my country in Congress or serve on committee.” I’m sure no decent person disagrees with her comment. Also, every sane person understands this is merely a deflection from Omar’s many anti-Semitic comments.

No one asked her—or anyone else—to pledge allegiance to a foreign nation. It’s her belief that supporting the Jewish state, a longtime ideological and geopolitical ally of the United States, is an act of dual loyalty—either by Jews or by others who, as Omar might say, have been “hypnotized” to do “evil.” She is the one who accuses Jewish Americans, a group that has played a robust role in the nation’s civic life for a long time, of doing the bidding of a foreign power to the detriment of their own.

Just as no one is forcing Omar to take a position on Israel—much less pledge allegiance to it—no one is attacking her right to free speech. This isn’t Eritrea—a country Omar recently visited and was quite impressed by—where a dictatorship can arrest and torture citizens for taking unpopular positions. If Omar’s moral compass tells her to advocate for terrorists and theocrats, she’s free to do so. Americans are likewise free to point it out.

But Democrats’ draft measure condemning anti-Semitism is a useless and transparent attempt to distract from a serious problem of their own creation. The decree mentions Alfred Dreyfus, Leo Frank, Henry Ford, and “anti-Muslim bigotry”—because hey, even when Jews are being smeared, it’s about Islamophobia—but not once does it condemn Omar or the strain of hatred she is helping normalize on the left. The resolution, teeming with useless platitudes, is one that even Omar could probably support.

It’s also worth remembering that it was only after a handful of Jewish Democrats, such as Eliot Engel, objected to Omar’s comments that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was forced to act—or rather, pretend to act.

Even now, a number of pundits on the left, including columnists for The Washington Post and The Atlantic, argue that Omar—as well as fellow anti-Semite Rep. Rashida Tlaib—operates within the parameters of acceptable debate. Omar could read portions of the Hamas Charter into the Congressional Record, and The New York Times would tell us her “latest remarks on Israel draw criticism.”

Another tactic taken up by Democrats is trolling for supposedly anti-Semitic comments by Republicans to deflect and dilute the attention on Omar. This week, Democrats found one such straw man when the ranking member of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, Jim Jordan, spelled liberal donor Tom Steyer’s name with a dollar sign in a tweet. Liberals across the media quickly took up the cause: “Gee whiz, what if Ilhan Omar had done this?!”

Well, if Omar had inserted a dollar sign into the name of a Jewish donor, considering her history, we’d have to assume she was clumsily trying to make another bigoted comment.

There’s absolutely nothing anti-Semitic about calling out Steyer—and other billionaires who spend millions every cycle helping political causes. Steyer, perhaps more than anyone, in fact, is known for advocating the impeachment of Donald Trump.

So when House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler issued document requests from 81 people and organizations in a massive trolling investigation for “obstruction,” Jordan reacted as people in both political parties tend to do, by accusing the other party of being bought by big donors and special interests.

Moreover, Steyer grew up with a nonpracticing Jewish dad and became involved in the Episcopal Church when he was 40. I certainly had no idea that “$teyer” had any Jewish background. His surname isn’t Jewish. He’s not a supporter of Jewish causes. If anything, he’s been a longtime supporter of anti-Israel candidates and organizations.

But Democrats, who hear dog whistles at every mention of “globalist,” can’t get their ire up when one of their own drops tropes that date back to at least “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion.”

Congress, of course, really has no business setting guidelines for acceptable political speech. Pelosi does, however, have the power to name committee appointees. And with this power, she decided to place a doltish hater of Jews, someone with radical positions and absolutely no relevant experience, on the House Foreign Affairs Committee to appease the growing anti-Israel contingent in her party.

She did this knowing about Omar’s history of anti-Semitic tweets, radicalism, and support of Hamas. Last week, Pelosi was mugging on the cover of the celebratory issue of Rolling Stone with Omar and her bestie, apologist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. These, claims the magazine, are “women shaping the future.” If so, that will be Pelosi’s legacy.

Mail Online

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According to Rystad Energy, by the end of 2019, America will also best the middle eastern country in the exportation of other energy goods such as natural gas liquids and petroleum products

True Pundit

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In her defense of Rep. Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.), Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) points her finger at 26 of her Democratic colleagues, saying they were racists for supporting a proposal to notify immigration authorities if illegal aliens are caught trying to buy a gun.

Ocasio-Cortez argued that the discussion about bigotry within the Democratic caucus shouldn’t be aimed at Omar’s anti-Semitism, but rather the 26 Democrats who she says are racist for buying into the “false trope that Latino immigrants are more dangerous than U.S. born citizens.”

The proof of their racism was support for a Republican amendment to H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019, that required federal authorities to notify Immigration and Customs Enforcement whenever an illegal immigrant tries to buy a firearm. More than 3,000 illegal immigrantshave their gun purchase attempts rejected each year.

Ocasio-Cortez says the 26 Democrat supporters of the amendment are the ones the party should be condemning.

“If we’re so concerned about implied tropes, why aren’t we concerned about this one?” she argued. “Where was the concern last week when 26 Dems voted for a GOP amendment to expand ICE powers rooted in the racist + false trope that Latino immigrants are more dangerous than U.S born citizens?”

“It’s based in a racist + non-evidence based trope that immigrants are dangerous,” she said. “Yet some Dems are willing to ‘compromise’ and spend BILLIONS on a trope because we’ve accepted some kinds of racism as realpolitik in America.” – READ MORE

The Gateway Pundit

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A good Democrat.

This comes as no surprise.

Socialist darling and nutcase Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez still owes $1,870 in back taxes for a company she founded in 2012.

And yet she wants to raise your taxes by 100% to pay for a her green new deal and kill off cows.

The New York Post reported:

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wants to pass sweeping tax hikes on the wealthy, but the freshman lawmaker might want to take care of her own unpaid tax bill first.

Brook Avenue Press, a company she founded in 2012 to publish children’s books in The Bronx, owes the state $1,870.36 in corporate taxes, public records show.

The state slapped the company with a warrant on July 6, 2017, two months after Ocasio-Cortez announced her candidacy to run against Democratic incumbent Joe Crowley for the district that encompasses parts of Queens and The Bronx.

The state requires businesses to pay a corporation tax on a sliding scale based on revenue. The minimum payment last year was $25.

“The company probably got numerous letters from the state and probably ignored them,” one New York City accountant theorized.

Breitbart

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said during a Saturday interview at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, that the ideology of capitalism is “irredeemable.”

“Capitalism is an ideology of capital — the most important thing is the concentration of capital and to seek and maximize profit,” Ocasio-Cortez said during the interview, before making the argument that capitalism is destructive because it aims to hurt people and the environment.

“To me, capitalism is irredeemable,” she added.

The self-described Democratic socialist then told the audience that they “should be scared” about corporations taking over the government:

“We should be scared right now because corporations have taken over our government.” @AOC explains why she is in favor of democratic socialism at #SXSW #tictocnews pic.twitter.com/1lSLYCyTew

“Just as there’s all this fearmongering that government is going to take over every corporation and government is going to take over every business or every form of production, we should be scared right now because corporations have taken over our government,” Ocasio-Cortez said.

The freshman Democrat lawmaker proceeded to define Democratic socialism as having an emphasis on “democracy” and workers’ rights.

“It’s just as much a transformation about bringing democracy to the workplace so that we have a say and that we don’t check all of our rights at the door every time we cross the threshold into our workplace,” she said. “Because at the end of the day, as workers and as people in society, we’re the ones creating wealth.”

Although Ocasio-Cortez spent plenty of time pontificating about the evils of capitalism and big corporations, she failed to mention that she owes $1,870.36 in corporate taxes on a company she founded in 2012, Fox News reported.

Public records show that Ocasio-Cortez owed New York State $1,870.36 in corporate taxes for her children’s book publishing company Brook Avenue Press.

According to New York state law, all businesses have to pay a corporation tax based on how much revenue they make. The state issued the tax on a sliding scale and mandated that companies pay a minimum of $25.

New York state dissolved Ocasio-Cortez’s company in October 2016 for failing to pay the taxes and then served the company with a warrant in July 2017, two months after Ocasio-Cortez mounted a primary challenge against then-incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley (D-NY).

I Love My Freedom

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The Democrat-controlled House of Representatives passed a bill aimed at allowing illegal aliens to vote. While celebrating their victory, Speaker Nancy Pelosi took to the mic. Claim Your Free Trump 2020 Hat - Just Cover

dailycaller

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Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said that “where we are” as Americans amounts to “garbage” during an appearance at the South By Southwest Conference & Festivals (SXSW).

Ocasio-Cortez sat down with The Intercept’s senior politics editor Briahna Gray to talk about the progressive left’s next move.

“What’s really hard for people to sometimes see is that we are on this path of a slow erosion, and a slow slow slow just like — move away from what we’ve always been,” Ocasio-Cortez began by explaining how she feels that America has moved away from what it should be. “You won’t even realize that you’ve drifted a hundred miles.”

She then appeared to suggest that her Democratic Socialist policies represent core American values, arguing that we had just strayed so far from them that we couldn’t recognize them anymore. “So when someone’s talking about ‘our core,’ they’re like, ‘oh, this is radical,’ but it isn’t radical. This is what we’ve always been,” she said.

“I think all of these things sound radical compared to where we are,” she concluded, “but where we are is not a good thing. And this idea of like, ten percent better than garbage, it shouldn’t be what we settle for.” (RELATED: ‘GOP Troll Groups Are Filing A Ton Of Random Claims’ — Ocasio-Cortex Blows Off Allegations)

Ocasio-Cortez was criticized early on for her plans to attend the festival — mainly because she was planning to fly to the event and she had just presented her Green New Deal that called for the elimination of air travel.

WayneDupree.com

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This is a must watch video, and after you watch ALL of it, you have to share. It is 23 minutes in length, but your jaw will drop with every bit of information you hear.

YouTube’s Mr. Reagan did a fantastic job pulling this together and laying it out for everyone to decide for themselves who is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) and who’s pulling her strings. Many claim it’s George Soros. Well if it isn’t the philanthroper, he must be using the Justice Democrats.

Back on 2016, Justice Democrats put out a call for nominations which they received over 10K and out of those nominations, they found AOC. The bartender’s brother had nominated her for the role and she won.

Saikat Chakrabarti is the co-founder of the group and also Ocasio’s chief of staff.

NLPC claimed the hundreds of thousands of dollars “were expended in support of 10 or more congressional candidates by a for-profit entity called Brand New Congress LLC, apparently operated by Chakrabarti.”

The watchdog alleged that Chakrabarti’s LLC “served as a ‘cutout,’ for at least $885,735 received from Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign and two federal political action committees, Brand New Congress (BNC) PAC and Justice Democrats (JD) PAC.”

But any expenditures made “were never reported to the FEC,” NLPC claimed.

Chakrabarti may have exceeded the $5,000 contributions limit the Federal Election Campaign Act stipulates. [excerpt via WayneDupree.com]

These wicked characters are the true racist and anti-American demons that mobilize the left today. They cannot win on merit. They must resort to deception and manipulation, hiding behind phony buzz words like “economic justice” to fool people. They clearly want to bring down this country to impose their will. They must be defeated.

This video was very incisive and straight to the point. I hope the conservative movement and the Republicans are paying close attention. They should put countermeasures and educational fights to expose these fraudsters.

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New York Post

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wants to pass sweeping tax hikes on the wealthy, but the freshman lawmaker might want to take care of her own unpaid tax bill first.

Brook Avenue Press, a company she founded in 2012 to publish children’s books in The Bronx, owes the state $1,870.36 in corporate taxes, public records show.

The state slapped the company with a warrant on July 6, 2017, two months after Ocasio-Cortez announced her candidacy to run against Democratic incumbent Joe Crowley for the district that encompasses parts of Queens and The Bronx.

The state requires businesses to pay a corporation tax on a sliding scale based on revenue. The minimum payment last year was $25.

“The company probably got numerous letters from the state and probably ignored them,” one New York City accountant theorized.

Public records show the state dissolved the company in October 2016, which can happen when a business fails to pay corporate taxes or file a return.

The state Tax Department won’t comment on individual companies but typically files warrants as a last resort after trying to collect money.

“This is the first we’re hearing of it, and we won’t have any additional comment until we look into it,” Ocasio-Cortez’s spokesman, Corbin Trent, said Saturday.

Brook Avenue Press was set up to “develop and identify stories and literature in urban areas like New York, specifically communities like The Bronx,” Ocasio-Cortez said in a YouTube video posted in October 2011, months before she filed incorporation papers for the company in July 2012.

The company relied on cheap office space in a city-subsidized program to help small businesses in The Bronx.

Called the Sunshine Bronx Business Incubator, the program was housed in a renovated former printing plant in Hunts Point, where rates for office spaces and tech services in 2012 averaged between $99 for a “virtual office” and $275 per month for local start-ups.

Ocasio-Cortez was featured on the city’s website for the incubator, and The National Hispanic Institute named her a social entrepreneur in residence.

“You see a huge return on your investment here,” a 22-year-old Ocasio-Cortez told a reporter in July 2012. “People pay $500 an hour for consulting that we get for free by the water cooler.”

The tax warrant was issued to Brook Avenue Press at the incubator’s address on Garrison Avenue.

But despite her promise to work with “designers, artists and authors that really know the urban story and help develop stories for kids,” The Post could not find any books the publishing house produced.

Last week, Ocasio-Cortez signed on to a bill to tax stock trades and has previously called for a 70 percent tax on incomes over $10 million in order to help finance the Green New Deal, her environmental manifesto calling for “new national, social, industrial and economic mobilization” to save the planet.

I Love My Freedom

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So it all started with more false narrative in a tweet from freshman legislator Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: https://twitter.com/AOC/status/1103713942424219648?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1103713942424219648&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fdailycaller.com%2F2019%2F03%2F07%2Focasio-cortez-girl-scout-cookies%2F So what's the big deal? In this case, the big deal is context, which was missing. So what article was

Conservative Fighters

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez usually has no problem knowing how to vote. She’s an ideologue. Ideologues vote based on ideologies. Plan agrees with worldview: Vote yea. Plan disagrees with worldview: Vote nay. Occasionally, however, legislation arises that lies outside the garden of pure ideology, usually involving some sort of negotiated trade-off. In these circumstances, every politician […]

New York Post

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Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar ripped former President Barack Obama in an interview published Friday, belittling his “pretty face” and saying his agenda of hope and change was an illusion.

She cited the “caging of kids” at the Mexican border and the “droning of countries around the world” on Obama’s watch — and argued that he wasn’t much different from President Trump

“We can’t be only upset with Trump,” the freshman firebrand told Politico Magazine.

“His policies are bad, but many of the people who came before him also had really bad policies. They just were more polished than he was,” Omar said.

“And that’s not what we should be looking for anymore. We don’t want anybody to get away with murder because they are polished. We want to recognize the actual policies that are behind the pretty face and the smile.”

The explosive comments about a man lionized by Democrats were only the latest in a series of incendiary statements that have put the national spotlight on Omar, a Somali-American Muslim who spent four years in a refugee camp in Kenya after her family fled the violence in their homeland.

In February, her second month in office, Omar responded to a tweet about House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy’s threats to punish her and another congresswoman for criticizing Israel.

“It’s all about the Benjamins baby,” she tweeted, a line from a Puff Daddy song about $100 bills.

Critics said Omar was perpetuating a hateful trope about Jewish Americans and money.

She recently got into another hot mess after another tweet was slammed by some as anti-Semitic.

The ensuing firestorm rattled the Democratic House majority and spurred days of recriminations and tense negotiations that led to the compromise package condemning bigotry that sailed through the House on Thursday, with only 23 Republicans voting against it.

The party’s leftist wing, led by New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, said Omar was being singled out when others at the highest levels of government had said things that were worse and escaped censure.

More moderate Dems, including Jewish lawmakers such as New York’s Eliot Engle, wanted the resolution to focus only on anti-Semitism as a direct response to Omar’s comment, which questioned the loyalty of politicians who accept donations from pro-Israel PACs and organizations.

Ultimately, after days of chaos and acrimony, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was able to unite her caucus — and box in a big majority of Republicans — to back the compromise.

And Omar — along with Rashida Tlaib of Michigan the first Muslim women in Congress — said she’s willing to keep speaking out and be a Republican punching bag if it helps advance her agenda, a prospect that likely makes many of her fellow Democrats cringe.

Fox News

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New York State has gone extraordinary lengths to catch wealthy New Yorkers fleeing the state from burdensome taxation that left an open financial hole in the state’s treasury.

Sean Hannity

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Embattled Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez doubled-down on the Democrats’ recent string of anti-Israeli conspiracy theories Thursday afternoon; releasing a fundraising email that accused AIPAC of “coming after” Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib.

“It’s official – AIPAC is coming after Alexandria, Ilhan, and Rashida,” writes the email. “Rashida, Ilhan, and Alexandria have at times dared to question our foreign policy, and the influence of money in our political system. And now, lobbying groups across the board are working to punish them for it.”

And Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is now raising money by saying AIPAC is coming for her and comparing the bipartisan consensus on the US-Israel relationship to the Iraq War pic.twitter.com/4gvXuiHIhX

— Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) March 7, 2019

“In this administration and all others, there should be no special relationship or status. We should actively check anti-Semitism, anti-blackness, homophobia, racism, and all other forms of bigotry,” adds the email.

Fox News

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Several 2020 presidential candidates of all political stripes appeared at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas, on Saturday. But it was U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez -- who at 29 years old is ineligible to seek the White House -- who drew the largest crowd.

The New York Democrat attracted more interest than a bill that included U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, former Starbucks CEO and potential candidate Howard Schultz, and former Republican Gov. John Kasich of Ohio, event organizers told KRIS-TV of Corpus Christi.

Other Democratic candidates slated to speak Sunday included Julian Castro, the former Cabinet secretary in the Obama administration and former San Antonio mayor, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper.

Ocasio-Cortez's audience packed a ballroom at the nine-day music and media festival, with some being turned away, according to the station.

During an interview with Briahna Gray, senior politics editor for the Intercept, the freshman congresswoman chastised political moderates, touched on racism, capitalism, class and the wealth gap and took a question from Bill Nye – known as Bill Nye the Science Guy.

Later Saturday, Ocasio-Cortez reacted to a tweet that said Starbucks boss Schultz was greeted with silence upon his criticism of the Green New Deal while at SXSW.

“Ah yes, because we‘ve all drawn upon the rich inspiration of American leaders who‘ve inspired a nation in crisis by saying, “No, You Can’t,” she tweeted.

Ocasio-Cortez has become one of the most recognizable political figures in Congress, in part because of her use of social media and her outspoken personality. They have also made her the subject of criticism from both Republicans and Democrats.

Documentary filmmaker Michael Moore, one of her supporters, recently said in an interview that the Constitution's age requirement to become president – 35 years old – should be amended so Ocasio-Cortez can launch a White House bid.

Like Ocasio-Cortez, Moore also took issue with moderates, telling them to “Take a position.”

I Love My Freedom

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The Democrats' refusal to condemn anti-Semite Ilhan Omar seems to be getting worse. On Thursday, Democrat 2020 candidate and Senator, Cory Booker flat out refused to comment on Omar during a press briefing. “Any questions? Anybody?”

I Love My Freedom

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been slapped with a third ethics complaint in the past week.

The first complaint involves allegations that she illegally funneled money to her boyfriend, Riley Roberts, who is apparently working for her campaign.

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The second complaint alleges Ocasio-Cortez and her chief of staff, Saikat Chakrabarti, may have intentionally concealed information about their control over a far-left Super PAC.

Now, a third ethics complaint accuses Ocasio-Cortez of using government resources for campaign purposes.

It appears that Ocasio-Cortez’s U.S. House of Representatives Instagram account is linked to her official campaign account, which features a video of her on the House floor and a place for supporters to donate money to her re-election fund.

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As detailed by The Daily Caller, that is not permitted:

A Washington, D.C.-based ethics group is claiming that New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s social media usage violates House ethics rules against using taxpayer resources for political purposes.

Ocasio-Cortez’s political Instagram account contains direct links to her House Instagram account and includes a link for political contributions, alongside posts of official video footage on the House floor, according to a complaint Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust (FACT) plans to file Thursday with the Office of Congressional Ethics. The group claims these actions violate House ethics rules.

“In a way, it’s a straight forward complaint,” Kendra Arnold, executive director of FACT, told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “Broadly speaking, the rules clearly define that politics and government works cannot overlap. There are reasons for that: mostly because we don’t want our taxpayer dollars going toward campaigns.” FACT is a nonprofit group whose past president was Matthew Whitaker, an attorney who served as President Donald Trump’s acting attorney general in 2018 and 2019.

House ethics rules forbid lawmakers from using resources like House video for political purposes, the complaint notes. House ethics rules prohibit a member from posting a link to her official social media site on a campaign social media site. She solicited donations on the page that used official House video footage, according to FACT. This is not the first ethical complaint Ocasio-Cortez has had this week.

In one week, the face of the Democratic Party was hit with three ethics complaints, and that’s not all.

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On Monday, it was also reported that Chakrabarti allegedly funneled over $1 million in political contributions to his private business.

Just consider that for a second.

Ocasio-Cortez and her chief of staff “could be facing jail time” if their control over a far-left PAC was intentionally hidden.

It was revealed that Chakrabarti, while working with Ocasio-Cortez, allegedly funneled over $1 million in political contributions to his private business.

And now, Ocasio-Cortez has been slapped with three ethics complaints over allegations that she violated congressional rules, some of which may have been illegal.

That’s the exact definition of the corruption in Washington that many Americans want drained from the swamp.

Fox News

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When Hugo Chavez turned Venezuela into a socialist state, he started with the oil industry. In 2007, leftists around the world rejoiced when the strongman ordered a government takeover of the industry to fund government handouts and more welfare programs.

Socialist scholar Noam Chomsky praised Chavez. Progressive author David Sirota called it an “economic miracle.” Scores of Hollywood A-listers jetted to Venezuela for photo-ops. Michael Moore, Sean Penn, Oliver Stone and Danny Glover all stood with Chavez and bashed America.

Chavez fired thousands of oil employees, executives and workers, replacing them with 80,000 political operatives. When Chavez threatened foreign corporations, they abandoned Venezuela, taking billions of dollars in investment with them. Big Socialism failed to produce the same amount of oil for the same cost, and Venezuela’s economy began its inevitable collapse.

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Chavez also seized control of the power companies. The consequences there were similar: The public transportation system collapsed last year. Those who have a vehicle wait hours to fill the tanks. Fuel shortages are rampant. The current Venezuelan president, Nicolas Maduro, blames the Trump administration, but as the nation with the world’s largest oil reserves, Venezuela should be able to produce energy for its own citizens. After all, the state-run oil company has 80,000 employees.

Power outages are now commonplace, as is power rationing. Without a stable electric grid, what remains of Venezuela’s agriculture, manufacturing and business sectors are on the path to ruin. The little food that is produced cannot make it to market. Goods and services cannot be sold.

It is not surprising that more than 3 million Venezuelans have fled the nation. Food and water are basic needs, but without energy to run the economy, Venezuela may as well be a post-apocalyptic society in a zombie movie.

Fast forward to the present day. The average citizen of Venezuela has lost 19 pounds from malnutrition. Starving people are eating zoo animals. With inflation running 42,000 percent, a dozen eggs cost $29,000. If you’re hoping to buy a chicken to lay these “golden” eggs, you’ll have to save over $14 million.

Sean Penn hasn’t returned to Venezuela. Noam Chomsky will say “that isn’t real socialism.” Doubtful Danny Glover waits a day for gas. Michael Moore probably doesn’t eat zoo animals.

The entirety of the economic collapse, the ruination of people, the destruction of a state, the misery, sorrow, violence and death – all of it was completely avoidable and predictable.

Sadly, Venezuela-style brownouts are becoming more common worldwide because politicians are embracing the socialist tendencies of green politics. Former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnball was voted out of office when his “green energy” vision caused blackouts throughout the nation. Germany has regular blackouts because green energy cannot power the grid. An unstable supply of energy to the grid has caused brownouts in California. In New England, which is embracing green energy at the cost of fossil fuels, the future looks precarious.

Chavez called oil companies greedy polluters in order to get elected. His intentions sounded noble, but as is always the case with socialism, the true motives and resulting consequences were equally dismal.

Here in America, socialist politicians want to follow the same playbook to take over the energy industry in the name of fighting climate change. Nationalizing the energy industry, whether it’s in the name of the people or the environment, will always lead to the same outcome: misery.

Politicians like to attack “big oil.” Little praise is ever offered to the energy industry or its ability to find sludge miles underground, extract it responsibly, refine it, and get it to your local gas station for less than the price of bottled water.

Energy has made life in America so inexpensive that big oil hater Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., owns multiple homes and charters private jets. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., author of the socialist Green New Deal, has yet to acknowledge that abundant domestic oil provides the infrastructure that allows her oil-bashing Instagram videos to go viral.

Sean Penn hasn’t returned to Venezuela. Noam Chomsky will say “that isn’t real socialism.” Doubtful Danny Glover waits a day for gas. Michael Moore probably doesn’t eat zoo animals.

When socialism comes, it’s never the elites who suffer. It’s always the poor who suffer, who starve, who die under socialism. We must take President Trump’s State of the Union words as marching orders: May America never become a socialist nation.

Gingrich 360

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Speaker Nancy Pelosi – and the old guard Democrats at large – are in a very difficult position.

The radical young voters the Democrats have been courting for years have finally elected like-minded radical young representatives – and Pelosi and her leadership team has no control over them.

A big reason why, as I mentioned on Hannity this week, is that there is a wide generational gap between Democratic House leadership and freshmen Democrats, such as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, and others.

The median year of birth for the 59 Democrats who assumed office this year is 1973. Sixteen of these members were born on or after 1980. Nancy Pelosi was born in 1940. The average age of Democratic leadership as a whole is 71. To the new Democrats, the members of leadership are like the grandparents. I don’t mean this in a positive way that could foster an opportunity for maternal or paternal mentorships. To the new Democrats, Pelosi’s team represents an outdated, backward way of thinking about government. How many 30-somethings do you know who share the same point of view as their 80-year-old grandparents?

The result is, these new Democrats are throwing a party – and the grandparents aren’t invited. Pelosi and members of Democratic leadership are simply trapped in a cycle of responding to headlines. This is how you end up with the so-called Green New Deal, which is a work of complete legislative fantasy that would utterly bankrupt the country. It’s also how the House got to a second forced public condemnation of the new Democrats’ flagrant anti-Semitism. Pelosi simply can’t control the young, radical, progressive wing, which is ardently socialist, anti-Israel, and contemptuous of America and its history.

This gap will continue to create massive cross-pressure in the party. For the Democrats who represent moderate districts – perhaps districts that voted for President Trump – the radical left-wing of the party is terrifying. Meanwhile, those who represent radical districts are going to continue having their party and continue to ignore the old guard.

This is not at aberration. The new class of Democrats despise Pelosi and the grandparents. The old guard has failed to create the radically progressive, socialist America that the new guard wants. This phenomenon has some similarities with conservative voters who widely rejected establishment Republicans and the liberal voters who rejected Hillary Clinton in the 2016 primary.

Already, because of Pelosi’s inability to control her caucus, the Democrats can’t do anything positive. It’s making them desperate. The most they can do is focus their efforts on their shared vendetta against President Trump and everyone in his orbit.

The 81 subpoenas that House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler levied against Trump allies – many of whom are private citizens who never intended or wanted to become public figures – is a perfect example of this desperation. Democrats are slowly realizing – with dawning horror – that Robert Mueller is not likely to provide them anything close to a smoking gun in their crusade against the President, so they are resorting to punishing his political campaign, family members, and longtime private sector employees in a vindictive public display. They are seeking to hurt anyone and everyone who has helped President Trump in any way. At best, it’s a gross political circus. At worst, it’s callous abuse of power.

These divides in the Democratic Party are only going to become more pronounced as Pelosi’s grip slips further. The new Democrats’ private party will become increasingly raucous until it has lost all touch with normal Americans. Moderate Democrats will have to continue answering for their colleague’s radicalism. Pelosi and the grandparents will not be invited along, but they will still be left cleaning up the mess.

Dan Bongino

Published  1 month ago

Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) hit back after Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) attempted to shame Republican lawmakers who voted against the watered-down Democratic anti-hate resolution yesterday.

The resolution–originally intended as a rebuke of Rep. Ilhan Omar’s anti-Semitic rhetoric–faced backlash from a number of radical Democrats who defended the congresswoman and ultimately forced the party to produce a more broad resolution, condemning anti-Semitism, racism and Islamophobia.

Ocasio-Cortez tweeted, “Where’s the outrage over the 23 GOP members who voted NO on a resolution condemning bigotry today? Oh, there’s none? Did they get called out, raked over, ambushed in halls and relentlessly asked why not? No? Okay. Got it.”

Cheney responded, “Here’s the outrage: your party put a sham resolution on the floor designed to protect the anti-Semitic hate and bigotry of @IlhanMN.”

Here’s the outrage: your party put a sham resolution on the floor designed to protect the anti-Semitic hate and bigotry of @IlhanMN. https://t.co/czw0GqA8jO

— Liz Cheney (@Liz_Cheney) March 8, 2019

The resolution–passed overwhelmingly yesterday–was opposed by 23 Republicans because of its watered down nature and inability to

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX), who was the first Congressman to vote “no” said, “Anti-Semitism is a very special kind of hatred that should never be watered down. There has never been a persecution of a people like the Jewish people.”

Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-NY) also voted “no.” He told Fox News today, “It was watered down, It was spineless. It was unfortunately filled with moral equivalency and double standards. As i pointed out on the House floor, if this was a Republican pushing what Rep. Omar is peddling with this anti-Semitic hate it would have named that Republican member.”

Sara A. Carter

Published  1 month ago

President Trump in his 2019 State of the Union address pointed to a near record low unemployment and robust hiring in sectors that were long depressed, such as manufacturing, are now part of his economic track record.

“African-American, Hispanic-American and Asian-American unemployment have all reached their lowest levels ever recorded. Unemployment for Americans with disabilities has also reached an all-time low” he said.

But for Democrats, like Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), that’s not a good news. In a recent campaign rally, she tried to “explain” that lower unemployment numbers mean “folks are working 2-3 jobs to pay their bills.”

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) wrongly thinks that the unemployment rate is low because people work multiple jobs.

When @AOC made a similar statement, Politifact rated it “Pants On Fire.”

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— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) March 9, 2019

Seems like Sen. Harris just borrowed a line from her fellow Democratic Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), who last July said that: “We look at this figures and we say ‘oh unemployment is low’, ‘unemployment is fine’…but Unemployement is low because everyone has two jobs…Unemployment is low because people are working 60-70-80 hours per week and can barely feed their kids.”

Socialist Ocasio-Cortez confronted with booming economy & low unemployment numbers.

She says "Unemployment is low because everyone has two jobs” and "Capitalism has not always existed in the world and will not always exist in the world.” pic.twitter.com/dxIqwqZn89

— Benny (@bennyjohnson) July 16, 2018

Breitbart

Published  1 month ago

Thursday on his nationally syndicated radio show, conservative talker Mark Levin hammered Democrats in the House of Representatives after the body passed a resolution condemning antisemitism.

However, Levin criticized the resolution for not including condemnations of Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) in the resolution.

“This resolution cobbled together by the Democrat Party leadership — which includes Jewish Americans — did not condemn Omar, Tlaib, Ocasio-Cortez,” he said. “It did not condemn antisemitism qua antisemitism. You know what it condemned? The American people. It condemned the American people as an antisemitic people, which we are not. As a racist people, which we are not. As a homophobic people, which we are not. And down the list.”

“The hate-America Democrats passed a resolution telling you that America sucks,” Levin continued. “And I am telling you, as an American Jew, I pray to God every day and thank him for being a child of this country — as we all do, from all walks of life. This is not about America. This is about Islamic fundamentalists who have now, as a result of our immigration policies and lack of assimilation, been elected to the United States House of Representatives. They hate America, they hate Jews, and they hate the state of Israel. That’s a fact.”

Fox News

Published  1 month ago

Old guard House Democrats and radical Democratic lawmakers young enough to be their grandchildren are locked in a power struggle.

Diamond & Silk

Published  1 month ago

Democrats have completely shot themselves in the foot over their “Anti-Semitic” resolution.

It’s taken them days just to try to construct what they want to say which shouldn’t take anytime at all.

Protip? “We condemn anti-Semitism in all its forms including the remarks made by Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN).”

If they’d done that, it still wouldn’t have been a substantive action like kicking her off the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

Except they couldn’t even do that, they had to try to water it down by adding a more general condemnation of hate and of Islamophobia, reportedly.

And there was no mention of Omar.

So essentially it’s a toothless general comment as it stands in draft now.

But even so, the attempt has now antagonized the far left and defenders of Omar, one of whom is now calling House Speaker Nancy Pelosi a “white supremacist.”

What irony that the Democrats are now getting hoisted on their own petard.

First, Linda Sarsour attacked Pelosi saying she was a “white feminist” helping to support the patriarchy, basically demeaning white feminists, which basically is the majority of Sarsour’s Women’s March contingent. Way to rip your own folks.

Now, another far-left Democrat is going after Pelosi.

From Daily Wire:

Anger at Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) for daring to allow a floor vote on a measure condemning anti-Semitism spread beyond progressive Democrats in Congress late Tuesday, when a former candidate for the “Justice Democrats” — the same arm that elected Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) — called the Speaker a “white supremacist.”

Saira Rao, a “Justice Democrat” who ran for office in Colorado (and lost), has been active in supporting Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) following an outcry over clearly anti-Semitic statements Omar made last week at an event for progressive activists. Tuesday night, she weighed in on the debate over whether House Democrats should adopt a measure condemning anti-Semitism by comparing Pelosi to infamous white supremacist David Duke.

“I am going to unfollow anyone who posts anything positive about Nancy Pelosi,” Rao tweeted. “Nancy Pelosi is a white feminist. White feminists are white supremacists. Nancy Pelosi is a white supremacist. And if you idolize Nancy Pelosi, you may as well declare allegiance to David Duke.”

Rao praised Sarsour’s statement earlier in the day, which said that white feminists are part of the “patriarchy.”

Way to toss most of your supporters and make them evil.

Now many other Democrats, like presidential candidates Kamala Harris, aren’t condemning Omar’s comments either. Harris said putting Omar “in the spotlight” might “put her at risk.”

This might be funny that they were tearing each other apart if it wasn’t so sad that they can’t make a simple resolution against anti-Semitism and deal with an anti-Semitic member.

dailycaller

Published  1 month ago

The left-leaning fact-checking website Snopes butchered facts about a PAC controlled by Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her top aide in a story published Thursday.

Ocasio-Cortez and Saikat Chakrabarti, her former campaign chair and current chief of staff, obtained majority control of Justice Democrats in December 2017. The PAC, which had raised more than $1.8 million before her June 2018 primary, has been widely credited with manufacturing her upset victory over incumbent Democrat Joe Crowley.

Snopes writer Dan MacGuill falsely claimed in his story that Chakrabarti, who served as executive director of Justice Democrats in 2018, “was not an official agent or officer” of the PAC. He also failed to acknowledge the fact that he and Ocasio-Cortez are members of the PAC’s three-member board of directors, according to archived versions of the Justice Democrats website and corporate filings obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation.

Former Federal Election Commission member Brad Smith told TheDCNF that Ocasio-Cortez and her top aide “could be facing jail time” if they knowingly and willfully withheld their control over Justice Democrats from the commission in order to bypass campaign contribution limits.

Snopes joins CNN, ABC News, NBC News, The Washington Post, Business Insider and Market Watch in failing to disclose the facts surrounding Ocasio-Cortez’s control over the PAC in stories about the freshman Democrat’s mounting campaign finance scandals. (RELATED: Media Ignores, Mishandles Allegations Of Campaign Finance Violations By Ocasio-Cortez)

Archived copies of the Justice Democrats website reveal Ocasio-Cortez and Chakrabarti held “legal control over” the PAC starting in December 2017, and that Chakrabarti was one of its “major players” up until January 2019.

Ocasio-Cortez and Chakrabarti continue to serve as “governors” of Justice Democrats, according to the PAC’s filings with the Washington, D.C. Department of Consumer & Regulatory Affairs.

MacGuill did not return a request for comment.

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I Love My Freedom

Published  1 month ago

Radical Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar has been under fire for her most recent anti-Semitic comments concerning Israel. Led by Nancy Pelosi, the House Democrats are refusing to condemn the anti Jewish Representative because they are

The Daily Signal

Published  1 month ago

A majority of House Democrats on Wednesday voted to lower the federal voting age from 18 to 16.

A number of high-profile Democrats voted in favor of the legislation, including California Reps. Adam Schiff, Eric Swalwell, Maxine Waters, and Ted Lieu; Democratic presidential candidate and Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard; New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez; Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib; and Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar.

Democratic Massachusetts Rep. Ayanna Pressley introduced the legislation Tuesday evening as an amendment to House Democrats’ For the People Act, which would overhaul federal election laws.

Pressley’s amendment fell short at 126-305.

House Democrats voted 125-108 in favor of Pressley’s amendment, with two members voting present and three members not voting.

House Republicans voted against the amendment 197-1. Texas Rep. Michael Burgess was the only Republican to vote aye.

Pressley cited teen activists pushing for gun control as a reason to give 16-year-olds the right to vote, which she compared to having a driver’s license.

“Young people are at the forefront of some of our most existential crises,” she said in her remarks Tuesday. “The time has come. Our young people deserve to have the opportunity to exercise their right to vote.”

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USA-CONGRESS/ANTISEMITISM (PIX):Debate over anti-Semitism charges exposes divide in U.S. Democratic Party

I Love My Freedom

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The socialist country of Venezuela continues to plummet in a downward spiral. Sunday marked the fourth day that the country has been without power which makes it the worst blackout in decades. SPECIAL OFFER: Free Trump 2020

Conservative Tribune

Published  1 month ago

Economist Thomas Sowell expressed great concern that enough Americans might be persuaded by the siren call of socialism to take the country down that route.

Washington Examiner

Published  1 month ago

A conservative group Thursday filed a complaint with the Office of Congressional Ethics over an allegation that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign illegally funneled thousands of dollars through a PAC to her boyfriend Riley Roberts.

The new complaint by the Coolidge Reagan Foundation, a political nonprofit which earlier filed a similar complaint to the FEC, focuses on Roberts’ use of a congressional email account, according to reports

The group alleges that Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., used her congressional privileges unethically in setting up an email address for her boyfriend, who is not employed by her congressional office.

“This Complaint alleges Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez improperly converted U.S. House resources to her non-official, personal use by obtaining an official ‘@mail.house.gov’ e-mail address for her boyfriend, despite the fact he was not employed by her congressional office,” the complaint reads. “Moreover, it appears she obtained the e-mail address for him by falsely designating him a ‘staff’ member.”

Earlier this week, the Washington Examiner reported that two political action committees founded by her top aide, Saikat Chakrabarti, funneled over $1 million in political donations into two of his own private companies.

Ocasio-Cortez, a socialist Democrat, denied that anything illegal occurred. “There is no violation,” Ocasio-Cortez said when confronted by Fox News.

The new allegations by the Coolidge Reagan Foundation says she violated restrictions laid out in the House Ethics Manual regarding the personal use of House services and equipment.

Breitbart

Published  1 month ago

Turning Point USA's Charlie Kirk and Candace Owens kicked off their first 2019 Campus Clash event at Utah Valley University on Monday. The duo was greeted by protesters who draped a banner over a balcony that read, "End White Supremacy," an odd choice of message, given that Owens is black.

The Independent

Published  1 month ago

In the unlikely event that Jess Phillips hires me as her life coach, the first advice will be this: In the name of sanity, Jess, take a holiday. The moment the immediate Brexit crisis has passed,

RedState

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POLITICO

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The longtime Democratic leader is struggling to unite her warring factions.

I Love My Freedom

Published  1 month ago

Radical Democrat Congresswoman Ilhan Omar has recently been under fire for her recent anti-Semitic comments.

At first, it seemed that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the rest of the Democratic party was going to condemn Omar. However, now they seem to be backtracking.

In a recent interview, Pelosi stated that she doesn’t think that Omar’s comments were “intentionally anti-Semitic.”

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Check out what the National Review reported:

Pelosi’s comment, which was reported by Politico, came hours after House Democrats sparred in a closed-door meeting over a resolution condemning religious bigotry intended at least partially in response to Omar’s comments. A number of Omar’s fellow progressives lashed out at Pelosi and suggested their older colleagues were making a politically costly mistake by rebuking Omar.

“We’ve individually and collectively already responded to the fact that we oppose all ‘-isms’ that do not treat people in this country fairly and justly,” Representative Bonnie Watson-Coleman (D., N.J.) said during the meeting, according to the Washington Post. “To continue to engage in this discussion is simply an opportunity to give both the media and Republicans distractions from our agenda. We’ve got important work to do.”

It’s sad to see how hard it is for the Democrats to agree that anti-Semitism is bad and should be condemned.

Pelosi seems to care more about the “politics” of the situation than Omar’s anti-Semitic comments which is why she is failing to condemn the congress woman.

Many people think that Pelosi is afraid to disagree with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who is also defending Omar because she doesn’t want to create a divide in the party.

Just weeks ago, Omar was under fire for claiming that the only reason the United States is allies with Israel is because of the money.

Check out what the National Review reported:

Omar, who has previously been accused of anti-Semitism by lawmakers on both sides of the aisle for attributing U.S. support for Israel to the “Benjamin’s,” once again inflamed tensions last week by suggesting that accusations of anti-Semitism, including from her “Jewish colleagues,” are intended to chill debate over the alliance.

“What I’m fearful of — because [Representative] Rashida [Tlaib] and I are Muslim — that a lot of our Jewish colleagues, a lot of our constituents, a lot of our allies, go to thinking that everything we say about Israel to be anti-Semitic because we are Muslim,” said Omar, speaking at a progressive town-hall event in Washington, D.C. alongside Representative Rashida Tlaib (D., Mich.).

“So for me, I want to talk about the political influence in this country that says it is okay to push for allegiance to a foreign country,” she later added.

Not only is Omar failing to apologize for her anti-Semitism, but she is now claiming to be the victim.

Instead of saying sorry for her anti-Semitic comments, the Democratic congresswoman is using this opportunity to attack President Trump for his “anti-Muslim” agenda.

Talk about a deflection!

What are your thoughts? Should Omar be removed from Congress? Let us know in the comments section below!

Townhall

Published  1 month ago

And There It Is: Dem Rep Accuses Steve Scalise Of Islamophobia Because He Wants Ilhan Omar Off House Committee - Matt Vespa: Well, we knew this card was going to be played .03/07/2019 6:10:32AM EST.

Breitbart

Published  1 month ago

Candace Owens hosted a Blexit -- or black exit from the Democrat Party -- event on Sunday in Richmond, Virginia, where hundreds of people gathered to hear from Owens and several other featured speakers, including Breitbart News Entertainment Editor Jerome Hudson. | Politics

I Love My Freedom

Published  1 month ago

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has caved again to Rep. Ilhan Omar by refusing to outright condemn her for making another round of anti-Semitic comments, and Twitter users are eating her alive for it. As detailed by

Breitbart

Published  1 month ago

HSINO… That is Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) — our “House Speaker In Name Only,” an aging figurehead limping towards extinction.

Late last month, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez declared herself “the boss” — and Thursday’s disgraceful House vote condemning All the Hates proved that sentiment 100 percent true.

Don’t be fooled by Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MD); she is not “stepping on rakes” or “accidentally” revealing her antisemitism. This is a coordinated strategy on the part of her and her allies to legitimize antisemitism, to normalize bigoted stereotypes about money-grubbing and dual loyalties that go above and beyond honest criticism of Israel.

That’s the play here, that is what is at stake, and because she’s lost control of the House and her caucus to the Ocasio-Crazies, Pelosi is helpless to stop it.

In fact, Pelosi has become Ocasio-Crazy’s puppet, her mouthpiece… “I do not believe she understood the full weight of the words,” Pelosi told reporters Thursday to explain why she does not believe Omar should apologize or lose her consequential seat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

“I feel confident that her words were not based on any antisemitic attitude. But that she didn’t have a full appreciation of how they landed on other people where these words have a history and a cultural impact that might have been unknown to her,” the ventriloquist dummy added without blinking.

This week marked the third time in two months Omar went there, went to a place we have not seen a mainstream figure go since Father Coughlin in the 1930s. And with Ocasio-Crazy out there launching a ridiculous (and condescending) defense of Omar (it’s a learning process) and refusing to back a House resolution that condemns antisemitism alone (think about that), Pelosi had no choice but to back down, to come up with this utterly meaningless All the Hates resolution that Omar was perfectly comfortable voting for.

And why wouldn’t she vote yea? The resolution was not only a triumph for Omar and her wild-eyed ilk over Pelosi, it proved her strategy is working — that you can now hurl these bigoted smears without fear of condemnation.

This is how much of a shell Pelosi is now: she no longer has the influence to convince her caucus to support a standalone resolution against antisemitism; she no longer has the authority to stop Omar from her antisemitic quest to move the Overton window, she is powerless against Omar’s launching of one rhetorical fire bomb after another directly into the middle of Pelosi’s agenda for the 116th Congress.

And let’s be honest, going back to its Ku Klux Klan and Jim Crow days, the Democrat Party has always been a hotbed of antisemitism — a party that has tolerated and even feted Louis Farrakhan for decades, that embraces Rev. Al Sharpton, a Party that seems to have grown tired of having to hide its antisemitism and just wants to be free.

NBC News

Published  1 month ago

A conservative group filed a FEC complaint on Tuesday, alleging violations, but experts said there's no evidence of self-dealing or any kind of elaborate scam.

Fox News

Published  1 month ago

After days of infighting and a near-rebellion by Democratic rank-and-file members, the House on Thursday passed a bipartisan resolution that indirectly condemned Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar's 'anti-Semitic' and 'pernicious' comments -- without mentioning her by name.

Washington Free Beacon

Published  1 month ago

House Democrats blew up at each other Wednesday over intra-party attacks and a proposed resolution viewed as a rebuke to Rep. Ilhan Omar's (D., Minn.) latest anti-Semitic remarks, exposing a divide in the caucus.

After news broke of Democrats planning to vote on a resolution condemning anti-Semitism in response to Omar, and later adding language condemning anti-Muslim bias as well, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D., Md.) said there may be no vote on one at all. Adding to the embarrassment for Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) and her members is the resolution would be the second congressional maneuver made in as many months to indirectly respond to Omar's anti-Semitic statements.

At a closed-door meeting reported on by the Washington Post, nerves and emotions were raw following party leadership's reaction to Omar's latest broadside: questioning the political influence in the United States that she says forces "allegiance to a foreign country." This came after her remarks last month, where she tweeted "it's all about the Benjamins" for pro-Israel politicians, suggesting they were paid off by Jewish lobbyists. She apologized for the latter remarks "unequivocally."

While Omar has defended her most recent comments, she has been criticized by some members of her own party, including House Foreign Affairs Committee chair Eliot Engel (D., N.Y.), who said she had invoked a "vile anti-Semitic slur." Rep. Juan Vargas (D., Calif.) was blistered by fellow Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) after tweeting his displeasure with Omar for her questioning of the U.S.-Israel alliance.

"She could have come down the hall and asked me what my opinion is. That would have been fine," Vargas said of Ocasio-Cortez's response on Twitter. "We have a very different opinion here, I believe. To question someone’s loyalty because they’re Jewish, I think, is terrible. It’s something that we shouldn’t question at all."

The Post reported that at one point during the meeting, Pelosi ally Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D., Ill.) pleaded: "Everyone stop tweeting!"

Congressional Progressive Caucus co-chair Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D., Wash.) admonished her colleagues to iron out their differences in private, for fear of letting Republicans divide them.

Some members, like Congressional Black Caucus member Cedric Richmond (D., La.), were angry Omar was being singled out at all.

"I think there’s a big rise in anti-Semitism and racism, and that’s a bigger conversation we need to be having," Richmond said. "But it starts at 1600 Pennsylvania. It doesn’t start with one member out of 435 members of Congress."

CBC chair Karen Bass (D., Calif.) said it was "inappropriate to just focus on one person," according to the Hill.

"We need to have equity in our outrage," said Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D., Mass.), calling the matter a "distraction."

Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D., N.J.) didn't know why Democrats were putting forth a resolution in the first place.

"We’ve individually and collectively already responded to the fact that we oppose all ‘-isms’ that do not treat people in this country fairly and justly," she said. "To continue to engage in this discussion is simply an opportunity to give both the media and Republicans distractions from our agenda. We’ve got important work to do."

Pelosi criticized the media and said the Omar issue would be resolved, according to the Post.

"I think you make more of it than there is . . . the press loves to foment unease in the Democratic Party but we are very united" about the party agenda, she said.

"If you say the bacon is not crispy enough, they'll have an article about this unrest and unease in the Democratic Party," Pelosi said, according to the Hill.

Breitbart

Published  1 month ago

House Democrats failed Wednesday to introduce a resolution condemning antisemitism, which had been promised in response to the latest antisemitic remarks by Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN).

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) tried to contain the political damage, claiming that repeat-offender Omar was not “intentionally antisemitic.”

Other Democrats found another excuse: they claimed criticizing Omar would stifle “legitimate criticism” of Israel.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) claimed Democrats who criticized Omar were arguing it was “unacceptable to even *question* US foreign policy.” Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), running for president as a Democrat, said, “What I fear is going on in the House now is an effort to target Congresswoman Omar as a way of stifling that debate. That’s wrong.” Rivals Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) made similar comments.

Rep. André Carson (D-IN), likewise, said that while Americans should “always strive to be inclusive and tolerant,” nevertheless “we cannot shut down legitimate policy debate.” And Omar, he said, “has raised valid points about Palestine and Israel that should be debated.”

Notably, Carson did not cite any examples of “valid points” that Omar had made. That is because she never did. Omar’s target was not Israel, but the American Jewish community.

Omar kicked off the controversy by tweeting last month, “It’s all about the Benjamins baby.” She was re-tweeting a comment by journalist Glenn Greenwald — a vehement critic of Israel — who lamented the fact that Congress is so supportive of Israel. Omar’s clear meaning — made even clearer in subsequent tweets — was that pro-Israel members of Congress had been paid to support Israel. Her remarks had antisemitic implications; she later apologized.

But Omar could not help herself, and claimed last week in front of a friendly audience at a Washington, DC, bookstore that pro-Israel Americans had “allegiance to a foreign country.” Her remark evoked themes of “dual loyalty” that have been used as a pretext to persecute Jews since the days of the Bible. Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY), chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee — on which Omar site — called her words a “vile anti-Semitic slur.”

That was the context of Omar’s remarks. She was complaining about Americans who support Israel, not criticizing any Israeli policy.

The only tangential link to any actual policy issue, perhaps, was Omar’s support for the “boycott, divestment, sanctions” (BDS) movement against Israel, which is the target of Republican criticism. Notably, Pelosi put Omar on the foreign affairs committee despite Omar’s support for BDS. She wasn’t silenced; she was promoted.

Omar’s remarks have embarrassed Democrats. They have also weakened the party’s attack on President Donald Trump, whom they have falsely portrayed as a bigot. Still, Democrats lack the political will to condemn antisemitism outright. They added a condemnation of anti-Muslim bigotry to their resolution, but even that could not convince the party’s “progressives” to support it. The result: a “full-scale brawl” over antisemitism in the party.

In an attempt to contain the damage, Democrats are claiming they are protecting “legitimate criticism” of Israel. But rather than saying, “We can criticize Israel, where appropriate, without resorting to vile anti-Semitic rhetoric,” they are effectively saying, “We cannot criticize vile anti-Semitic rhetoric if it might be construed as legitimate criticism of Israel.”

The party is giving a free pass to antisemitic bigotry — and criticism of Israel has nothing to do with it.

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

HuffPost

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"What Ilhan Omar said doesn’t even come close to the things Steve King says," a GOP member says.

dailycaller

Published  1 month ago

Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her top aide hold majority control over Justice Democrats, a left-wing PAC waging open war on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other establishment Democrats, according to corporate filings obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation.

Ocasio-Cortez and her chief of staff, Saikat Chakrabarti, obtained majority control of the political action committee in December 2017, TheDCNF reported Monday. Chakrabarti resigned from the Justice Democrats’ board in August 2018, Politico reported, and the PAC’s website no longer lists Ocasio-Cortez as a governor, but government documents show the two still hold majority control as of Wednesday afternoon.

Ocasio-Cortez’s role with the PAC, which was a driving force behind her stunning victory in 2018, may have violated campaign finance laws, two former Federal Election Commission (FEC) members told TheDCNF.

Ocasio-Cortez never disclosed her control of the PAC to the FEC. If the congresswoman intentionally withheld that information from the FEC, both she and Chakrabarti “could be facing jail time,” former FEC Commissioner Brad Smith told TheDCNF.

But there’s another aspect to the story: Justice Democrats has aggressively attacked Ocasio-Cortez’s more moderate Democratic colleagues at a time when the party is divided between establishment members and progressives pushing the party left.

Justice Democrats’ corporate filings indicate the group attacking senior Democrats isn’t just allied with Ocasio-Cortez but is also partially controlled by her as well.

Both Ocasio-Cortez and Chakrabarti are still listed on the Washington, D.C., Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs’ website as two of Justice Democrats’ three governors.

The left-wing group is open in its antagonism toward establishment members of the party.

Justice Democrats and Ocasio-Cortez staged a sit-in at Pelosi’s office in November 2018 shortly after the midterm elections.

It hadn’t been reported at that time that Ocasio-Cortez — at least on paper — controlled the group staging the protest in the California Democrat’s office.

Two months later, in January, Justice Democrats released a video showing Ocasio-Cortez discussing primary challenges with the group’s other leaders.

“We gotta primary folks,” Chakrabarti, who previously served as the PAC’s executive director, said in the video. (RELATED: Ocasio-Cortez’s Adviser Went Viral For What He Told Tucker Carlson — But He Got It Wrong)

Justice Democrats spokesman Waleed Shahid told Politico in February: “There is going to be a war within the party. We are going to lean into it.”

Ocasio-Cortez has echoed the Justice Democrats line: She warned moderate Democrats on Feb. 28 that they were “putting themselves on a list” by voting with Republicans and indicated that she would help replace them with progressives in the next election, The Washington Post reported.

Justice Democrats has already publicly marked one center-left Democrat, Texas Rep. Henry Cuellar, for a primary challenge. The group is expected to add more names to the list, The New York Times reported in February.

“We are trying to elect more Alexandrias,” Justice Democrats Executive Director Alexandra Rojas told The Times. “She is an example of what one victory can do. Imagine what we can do with more primary wins across the country.”

Spokesmen for Pelosi, Ocasio-Cortez and Justice Democrats did not respond to requests for comment.

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dailycaller

Published  1 month ago

A majority of House Democrats on Wednesday voted to lower the federal voting age from 18 to 16.

A number of high-profile Democrats voted in favor of the legislation, including California Reps. Adam Schiff, Eric Swalwell, Maxine Waters and Ted Lieu, Hawaii Rep. and Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard, New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib and Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar.

Democratic Massachusetts Rep. Ayanna Pressley introduced the legislation Tuesday evening as an amendment to House Democrats’ “For The People Act,” which would overhaul federal election laws. (RELATED: ACLU Joins McConnell And Trump Administration In Opposing Democrats’ ‘For The People Act’)

Pressley’s amendment fell short at 126-305.

Democratic Massachusetts Rep. Ayanna Pressley introduced legislation to lower the federal voting age from 18 to 16 (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)House Democrats voted 125-108 in favor of Pressley’s amendment, with two members voting present and three members not voting.

House Republicans voted against the amendment 197-1. Texas Rep. Michael Burgess was the only Republican to vote aye.

Pressley cited teen activists pushing for gun control as a reason to give 16-year-olds the right to vote, which she compared to having a driver’s license.

“Young people are at the forefront of some of our most existential crises,” she said in her remarks Tuesday. “The time has come. Our young people deserve to have the opportunity to exercise their right to vote.”

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100PercentFedUp.com

Published  1 month ago

Today, Democrat lawmakers were given a chance to stand up to anti-Semitism and condemn freshman US Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) for multiple anti-Semitic tweets. US House members today voted on a measure that was supposed to hold Omar accountable for her anti-Semitic remarks. Although anti-Semitism is on the rise worldwide, Democrat lawmakers skirted Omar’s anti-Semitic […]

I Love My Freedom

Published  1 month ago

Radical Democratic  Rep. Ilhan Omar has recently been under fire for her recent anti-Semitic comments concerning Congress members "allegiance" to Israel. Omar, who has a history of being anti-Semitic, at one point last month tweeted that

The Old School Patriot

Published  1 month ago

We should stop calling them the Democrat Party. They are progressive socialists. The Democrat party is dead, gone, kaput.

Dan Bongino

Published  1 month ago

As of late this morning, neither MSNBC nor CNN have covered the explosive allegations of campaign finance violations against Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and her chief of staff, Saikat Chakrabarti, according to the Daily Caller.

It was revealed earlier this week that an FEC complaint had been filed accusing Ocasio-Cortez and her chief of staff, Saikat Chakrabarti of violating campaign finance laws and illegally funneling nearly $885,000 in contributions from political action committees.

According to the Daily Caller, while both CNN and MSNBC mentioned the socialist lawmaker multiple times throughout their programming, neither network discussed the allegations against her.

The Daily Caller writes:

A review of MSNBC’s and CNN’s on-air coverage via Grabien, a television video-clipping service, turned up nothing on these allegations levied against the freshmen representative.

Ocasio-Cortez was mentioned during seven different shows Tuesday on MSNBC. Her defense of Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar, who is facing allegations of anti-Semitism, was referenced in four of those instances.

Her name was mentioned during five different programs on CNN, with two pertaining to Omar, and three on her questioning of Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former attorney, in front of the House Oversight Committee last week.

Ocasio-Cortez has denied the allegations.

“There is no violation,” the Congresswoman told Fox News yesterday after landing at Ronald Reagan National Airport. She responded, “No, no” when asked if the complaint proves her campaign was connected to “dark money.”

For the full report, click HERE.

Sean Hannity

Published  1 month ago

Embattled Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slammed her fellow Democratic lawmakers on social media Tuesday; blasting left-wing legislators that voted alongside Republicans to support the Immigrations and Customs Enforcement Agency.

“If we’re so concerned about implied tropes, why aren’t we concerned about this one?” tweeted Cortez. “Where was the concern last week when 26 Dems voted for a GOP amendment to expand ICE powers rooted in the racist + false trope that Latino immigrants are more dangerous than US born citizens?”

If we’re so concerned about implied tropes, why aren’t we concerned about this one?

Where was the concern last week when 26 Dems voted for a GOP amendment to expand ICE powers rooted in the racist + false trope that Latino immigrants are more dangerous than US born citizens? https://t.co/KNzRDWJH4z

— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 6, 2019

House Democrats abruptly abandoned their plan Wednesday to publicly condemn Rep. Ilhan Omar’s recent string of anti-Israeli statements; accusing members of Congress of having a “dual allegiance” to the Jewish State.

The Federalist

Published  1 month ago

Yes, Rep. Ilhan Omar is a problem. But the fact that the Democratic Party refuses to condemn her anti-Semitic rhetoric is a disaster.

New York Post

Published  1 month ago

During her defense of Rep. Ilhan Omar amid accusations of anti-Semitism, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez retweeted a post from a supporter of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, which the US has designated a terrorist organization.

The head of the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights on Tuesday shared an article questioning the influence of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee in the face of accusations from Omar that the pro-Israel lobby was paying members of Congress.

“AIPAC activist tells NYT the lobby is coming for Congresswomen @AOC @RashidaTlaib and @IlhanMN,” Yusuf Munayyer tweeted. “They are three people who, in my opinion, will not be around in several years.”

The New York Times piece cited pro-Israel activist Stephen Fiske, describing him as “a longtime activist” with the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.

Ocasio-Cortez retweeted Munayyer’s tweet and wrote: “This is disappointing to see. Just last week there was all this hubbub over an untrue mischaracterization that I was threatening primaries based on pro-ICE votes.

“Yet there seems to be no problem at all with a zero-tolerance stance for simply asking about US foreign policy.”

Munayyer has a record of applauding the efforts of the PFLP, including retweeting the group’s announcement of a terror attack in Jerusalem in June 2017, according to the Jerusalem Post.

In another tweet from July 2014, Munayyer reminded his followers that the military wings of PFLP and other terrorist organizations, “not just Hamas, [are] all fighting against Israel in this war.”

WayneDupree.com

Published  1 month ago

I remember when President Trump was elected all the Democrats were crowing that it was going to be the end of the Republican Party. Less than three years and the Democrat party is spiraling down the toilet of anti-Semitism, bigotry, racism, and plain out and out stupidity and Nancy Pelosi who wanted to make history to become Speaker Of the House once again is going down with it.

Democrats will never hold themselves accountable. This has been known for years, but just this year they have made it obvious to anyone paying attention. There is no accountability for politicians involved in blackface, sexual abuse, anti-semitism, desire to kill babies after birth, just to name a few.

I’ll be interested to see how many American Jews still vote for Democrats. I was shocked to see how many voted for the party that doesn’t support Israel. Clearly, I don’t understand the rationale behind supporting the party that doesn’t believe in Israel’s future.

Pelosi defended Rep. Ilhan Omar in the video below when she said this:

“I don’t think that the Congresswoman is, perhaps, appreciate the full weight of how it was heard by other people, although I don’t believe it was intended in any anti-Semitic way,”

“But the fact is that’s how it was interpreted, we have to remove all doubt. As we have done, over and over again.”

Hey Dems, you created this monster, good luck dealing with what you’ve created.

Unfortunately, the rest of us have to deal with it too. Now I know how Germans who were against Hitler felt in the 1930s. This is how fascism starts, with fanatics like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar. I would laugh at how the Dems have lost control but unfortunately, there is nothing funny about catering to Anti-Semites, embracing a platform that excludes God, and cheering for abortions after birth. The modern Democrat party is dangerous.

This is going to result in losses to the Democratic party and I won’t shed a tear. The number of people that say, “I didn’t leave the Democratic party, the Democratic party left ME” is going to increase. Antisemitism and Infanticide and the failure to condemn these infractions are the cornerstones of their demise.

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The Republicans rebuked Steve King and they didn’t make excuses to “tolerate” so-called White Supremacy, one of the latest boogeymen from the left. Nor did they expand it into a negotiation on how King should be punished.

Omar committed an ethical infraction. The Old Democrat Party would have removed her from her committee assignment and/or censured her. They wouldn’t have made it a bargaining issue with Omar and her sympathizers. She did the deed. The discussion should not be about every offense the Dems can dream of that might be against one of their victimhood pawns.

Pelosi wanted the speakership so bad and now she’s fighting the tiger she grabbed by the tail. Be careful what you wish for.

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The Babylon Bee

Published  1 month ago

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal hit a snag when it lost the support of another freshman representative, Ilhan Omar. Omar had been an enthusiastic supporter of the Green New Deal and wanted to save the earth, but then she noticed something very disturbing when looking at a map of the earth: Earth is the planet on which Israel resides.

“You’ve been hypnotized by the Jews!” Omar accused a surprised Ocasio-Cortez. Omar then ripped up a copy of the Green New Deal. “This is just a plot to help Israel keep existing! Did AIPAC pay you off?”

Ocasio-Cortez was very apologetic, saying she hadn’t considered how her plan would affect Israel. She then vowed to change her plan so it might save the whole planet except where Israel resides.

“This is, like, a learning process,” Ocasio-Cortez later told reporters. “When I made the Green New Deal, I thought weather like storms and earthquakes were all caused by climate change, but now I’ve learned from Representative Omar that lots of that is actually from Jewish-controlled weather machines. So for the next version of the Green New Deal we will have to keep that in mind.”

Dan Bongino

Published  1 month ago

House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) attempted to defend Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) by downplaying the significance of the pain of families of Holocaust survivors.

According to the Hill, Clyburn spoke with reporters yesterday and lamented the fact that many media reports on the Congresswoman’s anti-Semitic comments did not mention the fact that she fled violence in Somalia and was a Kenyan refugee before she made her way to the United States.

Clyburn told reporters, “There are people who tell me, ‘Well, my parents are Holocaust survivors.’ ‘My parents did this.’ It’s more personal with her … I’ve talked to her, and I can tell you she is living through a lot of pain.”

Omar has come under fire in recent weeks for numerous anti-Semitic comments. Most recently, the congresswoman claimed that lawmakers who support Israel “hold an allegiance to a foreign country.”

In February, she cliamed that Jewish advocacy group, AIPAC, paid off members of Congress for their support.

On Monday, some of the country’s leading Jewish organizations demanded that Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) be removed from the House Foreign Affairs Committee for her anti-Semitism, according to an exclusive report by the Washington Free Beacon.

In a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel (D-NY), the group writes that Omar’s recent comments, anti-Semitic tweets, as well as her address before the Islamic Relieve USA in February are grounds for her removal from the influential committee.

“In light of Rep. Ilhan Omar’s recent anti-Semitic tweets, statements, and address before Islamic Relief USA on Saturday, February 23rd, we, the undersigned organizations, request that you immediately remove her as a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee,” they write.

“We hope you will continue to demonstrate your commitment to the high moral standards of your office by removing Rep. Omar, a woman who has repeatedly exhibited strong biases against the State of Israel and the Jewish people, from this critically important and sensitive committee,” the letter states.

House Democrats have delayed a vote condemning anti-Semitism after progressive lawmakers like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) came to the defense of Omar.

The resolution was supposed to be introduced today and condemned anti-Semitism after Omar sparked outrage with her incendiary, anti-Semitic rhetoric.

According to Fox News, the resolution was going to state that the House “rejects anti-Semitism as hateful expressions of intolerance that are contradictory to the values that define the people of the United States.”

dailycaller

Published  1 month ago

Neither CNN or MSNBC seemed to have covered accusations against Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of violating campaign finance laws as of early Wednesday morning.

The National Legal and Policy Center filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) earlier this week alleging Ocasio-Cortez and Saikat Chakrabarti, her chief of staff, illegally funneled nearly $1 million in contributions from political action committees (PACs) to private companies while the latter controlled both.

They were also accused of obtaining majority control of a PAC prior to her primary despite her not disclosing it. Failing to disclose their control over the Justice Democrats PAC while it supported her primary campaign could result in massive campaign finance violations, as reported by The Daily Caller News Foundation earlier this week, which spoke to former FEC officials. (RELATED: Ocasio-Cortez And Her Chief Of Staff ‘Could Be Facing Jail Time’ If Control Over PAC Was Intentionally Hidden)

A review of MSNBC’s and CNN’s on-air coverage via Grabien, a television video-clipping service, turned up nothing on these allegations levied against the freshmen representative.

Ocasio-Cortez was mentioned during seven different shows Tuesday on MSNBC. Her defense of Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar, who is facing allegations of anti-Semitism, was referenced in four of those instances. (RELATED: ADL Calls For Resolution Condemning Anti-Semitism Following Rep. Omar’s Comments)

Her name was mentioned during five different programs on CNN, with two pertaining to Omar, and three on her questioning of Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former attorney, in front of the House Oversight Committee last week.

Conversely, Fox News’ Shannon Bream, Laura Ingraham, Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson, Bret Baier, and Shep Smith all discussed the allegations on their respective shows. Programs like “Outnumbered,” “America’s Newsroom,” “Fox & Friends,” and “Your World With Neill Cavuto,” which was hosted by Charles Payne, included it as well.

The only shows on the network that did not mention the alleged, potential FEC violations were “The Story with Martha MacCallum,” “The Five,” “Outnumbered Overtime,” and “Fox & Friends First.”

Conservative News Today

Published  1 month ago

Former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino crushed liberal Fox News contributor Geraldo Rivera for championing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s socialist policy ideas, which even Geraldo admits are “totally impractical” and “far-fetched.” Bongino clashed with Geraldo during a heated segment on Sean Hannity’s show. Geraldo says people shouldn’t criticize Ocasio-Cortez and her hare-brained ideas because we shouldn’t discourage young […]

POLITICO

Published  1 month ago

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell hasn’t shied away from publicly criticizing House Democrats’ electoral reform bill and the Green New Deal. But he’ll only allow the Green New Deal to get a Senate vote on the floor.

Republicans ripped into the House Democrats’ electoral reform bill, H.R. 1, at a press conference Wednesday, arguing that the legislation was merely a tactic to tilt elections in favor of Democrats. McConnell, who has dubbed the bill the “Democrat Politician Protection Act,” said that the bill is “offensive to average voters” and will not get any floor time in the Senate.

When asked at a press conference why he wasn’t bringing the House electoral reform bill to the Senate floor, McConnell responded, with a grin: "Because I get to decide what we vote on.”

“What is the problem we’re trying to solve here?” McConnell asked. “People are flooding to the polls.”

McConnell in February, however, said he’ll bring a vote on the Green New Deal, the resolution led by freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), in order to challenge Democrats on the measure that Republicans say is far to the left of most Americans.

The bill is slated to pass the Democratically-controlled House this week, fulfilling a campaign promise many members made in the last election cycle to overhaul elections.

The legislation contains a series of voting reforms Democrats have long pushed for, including automatic voter registration, expansion of early voting, an endorsement of D.C. statehood and a requirement that independent commissions oversee House redistricting. In addition, the bill requires “dark money” groups to disclose donors.

Democrats argue that the bill will make it easier to vote and cracks down on money in politics.

But Republicans said the bill would amount to federal overreach when it comes to elections.

“If the federal government begins to give lots of direction, is the federal government going to give lots of money?” Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) said. “If the federal government give lots of money the federal government always gives lots of control.”

House Republicans also blasted their Democratic colleagues for rushing the bill through. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.), ranking member of the House Administration Committee, said the bill falls under the purview of several committees and that did not undergo enough review before heading to the floor.

“This bill is being pushed on us,” he said. “What this bill is, is a Democrat push to elect more Democrats.”

Sean Hannity

Published  1 month ago

Embattled Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez retweeted a post from a supporter of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine Wednesday while defending fellow Democrat Ilhan Omar, reports the New York Post.

“During her defense of Rep. Ilhan Omar amid accusations of anti-Semitism, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez retweeted a post from a supporter of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, which the US has designated a terrorist organization,” writes the Post.

This is disappointing to see.

Just last week there was all this hubbub over an untrue mischaracterization that I was threatening primaries based on pro-ICE votes.

Yet there seems to be no problem at all with a zero-tolerance stance for simply asking about US foreign policy. https://t.co/YoOIPDSpbU

— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 5, 2019

“Munayyer has a record of applauding the efforts of the PFLP, including retweeting the group’s announcement of a terror attack in Jerusalem in June 2017, according to the Jerusalem Post,” adds the author.

Read the full report at the New York Post.

Fox News

Published  1 month ago

Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar refused to address questions on Wednesday about accusations she’s anti-Semitic in light of the drama over a planned resolution on Capitol Hill condemning bigotry.

I Love My Freedom

Published  1 month ago

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) was agitated on Wednesday as he blasted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) for bringing the infamous Green New Deal to a vote. Get Your FREE 'Peace Talks' Coin Before

POLITICO

Published  1 month ago

House Democratic leaders are struggling to contain the controversy over Rep. Ilhan Omar‘s comments criticizing Israel, with the caucus fighting behind closed doors over whether — and how — to respond.

Tensions ran high at a caucus meeting Wednesday as some Democrats privately vented that Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her leadership team had failed to adequately respond to the escalating political crisis, with too little outreach to their own rank-and-file.

Freshman Rep. Jahana Hayes stood up and confronted Pelosi directly, arguing that she shouldn't have to learn about the Democratic Caucus’ official response from MSNBC. The Connecticut Democrat said she now has to vote on a resolution that she’s barely read, without a private briefing from leadership, according to five sources.

Pelosi countered that the Democratic measure to condemn anti-Semitism is not final, though text had been circulating and a vote had been tentatively planned for Wednesday. That vote was postponed amid a last-minute backlash from progressives in the caucus.

The speaker also said that Democratic leaders were forced to respond quickly over the weekend — a task made trickier with Omar on a congressional delegation trip to East Africa over the weekend.

Pelosi then said, “We'll if you're not going to listen to me, I’m done talking,” and then sat the microphone down and walked out of the room, the sources said.

A senior Democratic aide disputed that it was a tense exchange, saying that Pelosi was merely trying to explain why things unfolded the way they did over the past few days.

Hayes later said in an interview that she was already walking out of the room and did not hear Pelosi’s final comments.

“I’m not interested in legislating through the media and social media,” Hayes said, noting when she received a copy of the draft resolution it wasn’t even clear which lawmakers were the lead authors. “I know that leadership has the ability to tighten up the process and do something about it.”

Still, that private moment of frustration reflects widespread anxiety in the caucus over how to handle the latest bout of remarks from Omar — one of the first Muslim women to serve in Congress — after she suggested that pro-Israel advocates had “allegiance” to Israel. The remarks offended multiple top Democrats, who said it was assuming painful, decades-old stereotypes that Jews had “dual loyalties.”

Multiple Jewish lawmakers, including Rep. Ted Deutch (D-Fla.) stood up in the caucus meeting to explain why Omar’s latest remarks were so offensive and potentially dangerous. But other Democrats — including a Jewish lawmaker — stood up to defend their colleague and say they didn’t see what she said as so offensive.

Omar did not speak in the meeting, multiple sources said, although she was spotted chatting with some Democrats one-on-one and received hugs from others.

Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), who is Jewish, said Omar has personally apologized to her, which she said ended with a friendly embrace.

“I do not believe that Ilhan Omar is anti-Semitic. I absolutely believe that she has become, as a result, a target. I think the Republicans love that, and frankly, I think the media loves to exploit the divisions,” Schakowsky said.

“I think we ought to stay off of social media to have these conversations,” Schakowsky said, referring to multiple spats that have broken out between members, including an exchange between Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Juan Vargas (D-Calif.) over the weekend.

Democratic leaders have rushed to rewrite a resolution condemning anti-Semitism that was initially aimed at Omar’s remarks last week. That measure, which is expected to reach a floor vote Thursday, is now being written to include broader language to condemn other forms of hate speech.

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus had spoken out loudly against a measure aimed at Omar’s comments at a time when Omar herself has been the target of anti-Muslim speech.

“It’s not just the Congressional Black Caucus. Many members of the Democratic caucus are concerned,” Rep. Karen Bass said of the previous draft of the resolution. “We want to make clear that we stand against the general rise of hatred.”

“I also think frankly that it puts her at risk.” Bass said.

Fox News

Published  1 month ago

President Trump's former personal attorney Michael Cohen told House investigators this week that staff for Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., traveled to New York at least four times to meet with him for over 10 hours immediately before last month’s high-profile public testimony, according to two sources familiar with the matter -- as Republicans question whether the meetings amounted to coaching a witness. 

Daily Wire

Published  1 month ago

For decades, the Democratic Party has often taken the Jewish-American vote for granted. In no presidential election since the founding of the State of Israel in 1948 has the Democratic Party failed to win a plurality of the Jewish vote. Even the infamously anti-Israel Jimmy Carter won a 45% plurality share of the Jewish vote in 1980, outdoing Ronald Reagan's 39% of the Jewish vote. In 2016, 71% of Jews pulled the lever for Hillary Clinton. While the minority of American Jews who identify as Orthodox routinely favor the Republican Party at the ballot box, non-Orthodox Jews tend to overwhelmingly support Democrats.

Now, a new, Millennial-centric group — "Jexodus" — seeks to reverse this longstanding trend.

Per a press release from Jexodus's soft launch at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington, D.C. last Friday, here is how the group self-describes:

We are proud Jewish Millennials tired of living in bondage to leftist politics. We reject the hypocrisy, anti-Americanism, and anti-Semitism of the rising far-left. Progressives, Democrats, and far too many old-school Jewish organizations take our support for granted. After all, we’re Jewish, and Jews vote for Democrats.

Until today.

We are determined and we are unafraid to speak for ourselves. As combatants and veterans of the campus wars, we know the threat progressivism poses to Jews. We’ve had front row seats witnessing anti-Semites hide behind the thin veil of anti-Zionism. We know the BDS movement harbors deep hatred not only for Israel, but for Jews. We’re done standing with supposed Jewish leaders and allegedly supportive Democrats who rationalize, mainstream, and promote our enemies. We’d rather spend forty years wandering in the desert than belong to a party that welcomes Jew-haters like Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Jexodus is the brainchild of Jeff Ballabon — a longstanding fixture in Republican Jewish circles — and an assortment of like-minded activists like Bruce Abramson, Ballabon's frequent op-ed coauthor. Some of Ballabon's prior successful ventures include starting the now-annual Shabbat at CPAC and his work on the Republican Party's Israel-specific platform language drafted at the Party's 2016 national convention; Ballabon is widely credited with helping lead the charge on changes made to the Party's 2016 platform that expressly removed any references to or mandates for a "two-state solution" with the Palestinian-Arabs, and overtly stated that Israel is not an "occupier" with respect to its lawful presence in Judea and Samaria.

Jexodus's national spokesperson is Elizabeth Pipko, a religious Jew and part-time model with close ties to President Trump's 2020 reelection campaign. In an exclusive interview with The Daily Wire, Pipko described Jexodus as a Millennial-centric movement to help "get Jews to stand up for themselves and what their religion stands for." Pipko discussed media bias and how the casual cable news viewer is oftentimes more likely to hear about President Trump's alleged anti-Semitism than he/she is likely to hear about Ilhan Omar's (actual) anti-Semitism.

Jexodus will initially launch in New York and Florida, which are both home to sizable Jewish populations. From there, Pipko says that the plan will be to expand to across the country — everywhere from Pennsylvania and Ohio to Arizona and California. Jexodus will initially consist of physical rallies, where speakers can discuss their stories of how difficult it was for them to unshackle the proverbial bondage of the Democratic Party. The Exodus-centric theme of fleeing from bondage will purposefully overlap with the Jewish holiday of Passover, which will be celebrated around the time of the group's launch next month.

"I want it to be one giant party," says Pipko. Alas, time will tell how many erstwhile leftist Jews will join that party.

The Lutchman Review

Published  1 month ago

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is under hot water right now for some comments she just made about the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001.

She committed total political suicide and the entire city of NYC is furious with what she said.

Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) made radical statements Monday night on Twitter, suggesting that the United States should not have authorized the use of force against those who perpetrated the 9/11 attacks — the deadliest terrorist attack in world history.

“I remember a time when it was ‘unacceptable’ to question the Iraq War. All of Congress was wrong, including both GOP & Dem Party, and led my generation into a disastrous + wrong war that virtually all would come to regret, except for the one member who stood up: Barbara Lee.”

After being called out for the tweet’s inaccuracies, Ocasio-Cortez clarified that she meant the Afghanistan war, and added: “(But honestly we shouldn’t have been in either, and we should end the AUMF now while we’re at it)”

Ocasio-Cortez plainly stated that “all of Congress was wrong” to vote in favor of the Authorization to Use Military Force (AUMF) and that Barbara Lee was correct for not voting for it.

“The AUMF was passed with Lee’s lone dissenting vote on Sept. 14, 2001, three days after terrorists from Osama Bin Laden’s al Qaeda organization crashed commercial airliners into the World Trade Center, Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania killing more than 3,000 people,” The Huffington Post reported.

The Hill noted that the AUMF “authorizes the president ‘to use all necessary and appropriate force against those nations, organizations, or persons he determines planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on Sept. 11, 2001, or harbored such organizations or persons’— in other words, al Qaeda and the Taliban regime in Afghanistan.”

“On September 11, 2001, 19 militants associated with the Islamic extremist group al-Qaeda hijacked four airplanes and carried out suicide attacks against targets in the United States,” History.com reported. “Two of the planes were flown into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, a third plane hit the Pentagon just outside Washington, D.C., and the fourth plane crashed in a field in Pennsylvania. Almost 3,000 people were killed during the 9/11 terrorist attacks, which triggered major U.S. initiatives to combat terrorism and defined the presidency of George W. Bush.”

A recent bombshell report said that the Marines have to actually have a training course on what 911 was and who attacked us and it seems like maybe we need to do the same in Congress.

Dan Bongino

Published  1 month ago

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) denied breaking campaign finance laws after an FEC complaint claims she and her chief of staff illegally moved almost $1 million in campaign contributions.

“There is no violation,” the Congresswoman told Fox News yesterday after landing at Ronald Reagan National Airport. She responded, “No, no” when asked if the complaint proves her campaign was connected to “dark money.”

It was revealed earlier this week that Ocasio-Cortez and her chief of staff, Saikat Chakrabarti, are accused of violating campaign finance laws and illegally funneling nearly $885,000 in contributions from political action committees.

**LISTEN: Dan applauds the Arizona parents fighting back after their kids were banned from wearing MAGA attire at school**

Fox News reports: The FEC complaint asserts that Chakrabarti established two PACs, the Brand New Congress PAC and Justice Democrats PAC, and then systematically transferred more than $885,000 in contributions received by those PACs to the Brand New Campaign LLC and the Brand New Congress LLC — companies that, unlike PACs, are exempt from reporting all of their significant expenditures. The PACs claimed the payments were for “strategic consulting.”

Although large financial transfers from PACs to LLCs are not necessarily improper, the complaint argues that the goal of the “extensive” scheme was seemingly to illegally dodge detailed legal reporting requirements of the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, which are designed to track campaign expenditures.

“It appears ‘strategic consulting’ was a mischaracterization of a wide range of activities that should have been reported individually,” the complaint states.

Fox News

Published  1 month ago

The 2020 presidential election is officially gearing up and the Democratic Party is imploding. Radical, extreme far-left socialists have now taken over. And any Democrat who doesn't fall in line and support this their left-wing vision will get thrown down to the curb by Rep Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY.

All of America needs to see this group of hyper-partisan freshmen lawmakers. They are now leading the way, and they set the agenda. Nancy Pelosi is terrified of them.

The group is led by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who, according to a report from The Washington Post, warned her fellow Democratic lawmakers not to vote with Republicans or she will put them on a list to be primaried in the next election. Welcome to Congress.

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No surprise there. Political intimidation is always a key component of socialism. And AOC needs as much support as she can get for her insane Green New Deal, which promises to totally reshape America by putting an end to all fossil fuels, combustion engines, nuclear energy, airplanes, and yes, cows, because of flatulence and carbon dioxide.

It also promises to provide everything is free. You don't have to worry another day in your life. Free government healthy food, free day care for your kids, free housing, free college education. Forget about K-through- 12. Free universal health care ... free, free! You also get guaranteed vacations, universal guaranteed income and a guaranteed retirement -- even for people unwilling to work.

But like any other socialist, Ocasio-Cortez is really just interested in improving her own quality of life and redistributing the wealth among those in her own inner circle. According to a brand-new bombshell FEC complaint, Ocasio- Cortez's chief of staff is now accused of illegally moving nearly a million dollars in campaign contributions to his own private companies, and in doing so, shielding the cash from all election-related reporting. In other words, Ocasio-Cortez is under fire. Her chief of staff could have used those donations for anything without reporting it, including maybe big payments to themselves, their family, their friends.

We already know, based on a separate FEC complaint, that Ocasio-Cortez's boyfriend, was funneled thousands of dollars from a political action committee set up by this very same chief of staff. But really, who can blame him for taking the money? After all, it's incredibly expensive to keep up with the jet-setting lifestyle of the freshman socialist congresswoman.

On Monday, we first showed you how Ocasio-Cortez, who wants to ban all air travel, loves flying on airplanes between New York and D.C. Now, there's something called Amtrak that she could use instead. It goes pretty much every hour on the hour between D.C. and New York.

It is a very scary picture inside this new radical Democratic Party. And as the 2020 primary season kicks into high gear, it has become very clear that it will be a contest to see who can present the single most radical, most extreme, most socialist vision for America's future.

But she chooses not to do that. Ocasio-Cortez prefers the convenience of flying, especially since we, the American people, are picking up the bill.

AOC told us the world was going to end in 12 years if we didn't make all these drastic sacrifices and changes right now. But then, with socialists, it's always, 'Do as I say, not as I do.' That's why she has no problem taking planes over trains, why she prefers riding in a gas guzzler over public transportation. It's why Ocasio-Cortez probably doesn't want you to know that her very own mother left the great state of New York because of its incredibly high taxes. It's why Bernie and Hillary and Joe Biden and Al Gore all take private jets, and we catch them all the time. The hypocrisy is just rampant.

And keep in mind, socialism is only one component of this radical extreme Democratic socialist party and their agenda. In fact, many of the same far left lawmakers pushing socialist policies are also spreading vile, hateful, rabid anti-Semitic views all throughout the halls of Congress.

Look at Minnesota Congresswoman Illhan Omar, once again facing more backlash after yet another anti-Semitic comment on Twitter. First, she proclaims that Israel is evil and "hypnotizing the world," and then she suggested support for Israel was just because of Jewish money or, as she put it, "all about the Benjamins." And most recently, she pushed the longtime anti-Semitic conspiracy theory that her colleagues support Israel because they have a dual allegiance to the country.

Now, for the second time, the House of Representatives has been forced to consider passing a resolution reminding some Democrats that anti-Semitism is bad and will not be tolerated. Well, that's not stopping Congresswoman Cortez from defending her anti-Semitic colleague on Twitter writing, "We called resolutions on sexist statements, a good chunk of Congress will be gone. Jump to the nuclear option every single time? Leaves the room or some corrective action? I'm asking everybody that we practice calling in before calling out."

So, I guess this is sort of a socialist birds of a feather flocking together? Even when one of them is absolutely obsessed with hating the world's only Jewish state, our closest ally in the region, the only democracy in the region, Israel.

And meanwhile, far left anti-Semitic bigot and self-proclaimed women's rights leader, Linda Sarsour, is backing up her radical friends on Capitol Hill, slamming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's decision to put forth a resolution against anti-Semitism. She called the speaker, " a typical white feminist upholding the patriarchy doing the work of power white men." Wow.

And you know what? Pelosi is afraid to take a stand because that freshman group, they can unseat her pretty quickly. It is a very scary picture inside this new radical Democratic Party. And as the 2020 primary season kicks into high gear, it has become very clear that it will be a contest to see who can present the single most radical, most extreme, most socialist vision for America's future.

Adapted from Sean Hannity's monologue from "Hannity" on March 5, 2019.

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True Pundit

Published  1 month ago

In a new interview with The New Yorker, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) said she is “as powerful as a man,” and that infuriates her GOP critics.

Ocasio-Cortez made that comment when presented with a quote by Ashley Reese of Jezebel about women in politics: “Women are often either characterized as hideous harpies like Hillary Clinton or pretty idiots whose ‘craziness’ is bound up with their sex appeal. … To her critics, Ocasio-Cortez is firmly in the pretty idiot category.”

Ocasio-Cortez told The New Yorker she agreed with the quote and “predicted it from day one.”

“The idea that a woman can be as powerful as a man is something that our society can’t deal with. But I am as powerful as a man and it drives them crazy,” Ocasio-Cortez told the magazine.

“I can see Trump being enormously upset that a 29-year-old Latina, who is the daughter of a domestic worker, is helping to build the case to get his financial records. I think that adds insult to injury to him.” – READ MORE

David Harris Jr

Published  1 month ago

Freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is again being scrutinized, this time after the New York Post revealed her campaign spent over $23,000 on “car services” during the 2018 midterm elections.

This from the lawmaker who proposed the “Green New Deal,” (GND) which, among other radical leftist ideas, includes the obliteration of cars, trucks, buses and other combustion-engined vehicles within a decade to fight climate change, a leftist belief that man is destroying the earth, the evidence of which consists of nothing more than computer models created by the same people who are pushing the hoax.

According to a fact sheet, the GND proposed that the nation must “totally overhaul transportation by massively expanding electric vehicle manufacturing, build charging stations everywhere, build out high-speed rail … create affordable public transit available to all, with the goal to replace every combustion-engine vehicle.”

Remember when they used the term “affordable health care for all” and we got everything but? This is ludicrous at best. The GND would be laughable if it weren’t so dangerous to our way of life.

Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign logged in 1,049 car service transactions totaling over $23,000 between May 16, 2017, and Dec. 31, 2018, according to the Post. Her campaign once booked 26 car-service transactions in a single day!

It’s even worse when you learn that her Queens, NY headquarters was only about a one-minute walk from the number 7 train, and the campaign only made about 52 MetroCard purchases, costing around $8,300.

Even though high-speed rails are the cornerstone of her green strategy, she took Amtrak only 18 times, while leaving a much bigger carbon footprint flying 66 times costing $25,174.54 during the campaign.

This lawmaker is the biggest hypocrite this side of the smoke factory.

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Fox News

Published  1 month ago

New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Tuesday denied violating federal campaign law after a conservative government watchdog filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission accusing the Democratic lawmaker and her chief of staff of being part of an "off-the-books operation" to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on candidates last year.

“There is no violation,” Ocasio-Cortez exclusively told Fox News after landing Tuesday at Ronald Reagan National Airport. Asked if the complaint shows she was connected to "dark money" during the campaign, Ocasio-Cortez replied, “No. no.”

FEC COMPLAINT: OCASIO-CORTEZ, CHIEF OF STAFF ILLEGALLY MOVED $885G IN CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS 'OFF THE BOOKS'

The complaint was drafted by the Virginia-based National Legal and Policy Center. It accuses Ocasio-Cortez and Saikat Chakrabarti, her chief of staff, of funneling nearly $1 million in contributions from political action committees Chakrabarti established to private companies that he also controlled.

The funds, the NLPC writes, were likely spent on campaign events for Ocasio-Cortez and other far-left Democratic candidates favored by Chakrabarti, who made his fortune in Silicon Valley and previously worked on Bernie Sanders' 2016 presidential campaign. But no precise accounting for the expenses is available, and the complaint asks the FEC to conduct an investigation into the matter immediately.

Chakrabarti did not return a request for comment. But he defended the set-up on Twitter, saying, "We were doing something totally new, which meant a new setup. So, we were transparent about it from the start."

A separate explanation posted by Justice Democrats, one of the political action committees, last year cast the arrangement as above-board. "The ONLY way to do work for multiple candidates legally at this scale is to create an LLC and act as a vendor," the group said.

The FEC complaint asserts that Chakrabarti established two PACs, the Brand New Congress PAC and Justice Democrats PAC, and then systematically transferred more than $885,000 in contributions received by those PACs to the Brand New Campaign LLC and the Brand New Congress LLC -- companies that, unlike PACs, are exempt from reporting all of their significant expenditures. The PACs claimed the payments were for "strategic consulting."

Although large financial transfers from PACs to LLCs are not necessarily improper, the complaint argues that the goal of the "extensive" scheme was seemingly to illegally dodge detailed legal reporting requirements of the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, which are designed to track campaign expenditures.

Still, critics said the arrangement appears unusual and should be probed.

"It sounds to a lot of people like that’s a way to skirt the campaign finance laws in this country," former Utah GOP Rep. Jason Chaffetz said on Fox News' "America's Newsroom." "And the FEC and the other regulators need to get in there and find out where was this money going – was it going to people’s pockets? Was it legitimate or not?”

An FEC spokesman declined to comment on the complaint on Tuesday.

“A provision of federal campaign finance law requires that any Commission action on an enforcement complaint be kept strictly confidential until the case is resolved,” spokesman Myles Martin told Fox News.

Fox News’ Gregg Re and Lillian LeCroy contributed to this report.

Dan Bongino

Published  1 month ago

In this episode I address the persistent attacks on Trump supporters by increasingly aggressive, and sometimes violent, liberals, and how we should fight back. I also address the explosive new revelations that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Chief of Staff may have inappropriately used donor money. Finally, I address, and debunk, liberal misinformation about tax cuts.

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Diamond & Silk

Published  1 month ago

Looks like there’s big breaking news and it’s not good for Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY).

From Daily Wire:

Saikat Chakrabarti, the brains behind socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) who also serves as her chief of staff, allegedly funneled over $1 million in political donations to his own private companies, according to a new complaint filed with the Federal Election Commission.

“Chakrabarti’s companies appear to have been set up for the sole purpose of obscuring how the political donations were used,” The Washington Examiner reported. “The arrangement skirted reporting requirements and may have violated the $5,000 limit on contributions from federal PACs to candidates, according to the complaint filed by the National Legal and Policy Center, a government watchdog group.”

Experts looking at the arrangement see red flags.

Campaign finance attorneys told the Examiner that Chakrabarti’s actions were “really weird,” and that they are an indication that “there’s something amiss.”

Tom Anderson, the director of the National Legal and Policy Center’s Government Integrity Project, told the Examiner: “It appears Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her associates ran an off-the-books operation to the tune of hundreds of thousands of dollars, thus violating the foundation of all campaign finance laws: transparency.”

This follows concerns that were already raised about how Ocasio-Cortez’s “living wage” rule, upping the minimum salary and lowering the higher salaries of her staff, enabled the staff like Chakrabarti, from public disclosure requirements as to outside income, gifts and stock trading activity.

Anderson called out such an arrangement too. “Purposefully underpaying staffers in order to avoid transparency is an old trick some of the most corrupt members of Congress have used time and again,” he said.

The New York Post reported over the weekend that Chakrabarti may have broken campaign finance laws; he founded a PAC called Justice Democrats, which was paid $41,108.59 for “campaign services” and “strategic consulting” by Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign in 2017 and 2018, according to Federal Election Commission filings. But as the Post noted, PACs are barred from offering over $5,000 a year worth of services for any single candidate, per FEC regulations. If candidates exceed that amount, they must consult the FEC.

Ocasio-Cortez has also had a complaint filed against her with the FEC over payments to her boyfriend.

Her campaign transferred a total of $6,191.32 to Brand New Congress PAC in late August and September 2017, which contemporaneously had its affiliated LLC pay $6,000 to her boyfriend, Riley. And it’s alleged that process then masked that it was really being paid to Roberts.

According to the NY Post, Dan Backer, an attorney for the Foundation said that it is perfectly legal to hire family. But instead of that “they paid him through an intermediary – in order to obscure the fact they paid him.”

Chakrabarti, 33, a Silicon Valley entrepreneur, recently purchased a $1.6 million home in Maryland.

I Love My Freedom

Published  1 month ago

"A number" of ethics violations. That's quite a lot. Claim Your Free Trump 2020 Hat - Just Cover Shipping To quote LeBron James when he joined the Miami Heat, "Not one, not two, not three, not four,

The Political Insider

Published  1 month ago

An explosive complaint filed with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) by a non-profit group alleges New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her chief of staff, Saikat Chakrabarti, illegally funneled nearly $1 […]

americanthinker

Published  1 month ago

Jonathan Gruber was telling the truth. The Democrats are counting on their voters to be stupid.

Katrina Pierson

Published  1 month ago

As reported by WashingtonTimes

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s top aide illegally funneled campaign donations to two companies he owned, according to a complaint filed Monday with the Federal Elections Commission.

Saikat Chakrabarti set up Brand New Congress PAC to collect and bundle donations for newbie politicians including Ms. Ocasio-Cortez. He then diverted more than $1 million to two of his companies that did campaign work, skirting reporting requirements, said the complaint by National Legal and Policy Center.

“These are not minor or technical violations. We are talking about real money here,” said Tom Anderson, director of NLPC’s Government Integrity Project. “In all my years of studying FEC reports, I’ve never seen a more ambitious operation to circumvent reporting requirements.”

He added that Ms. Ocasio-Cortez, New York Democrat, “has been quite vocal in condemning so-called dark money, but her own campaign went to great lengths to avoid the sunlight of disclosure.”

The PAC money went to Mr. Chakrabarti’s Brand New Congress LLC and Brand New Campaign LLC, entities that, unlike PACs and candidate campaigns, do not have to report or itemize their spending.

The Ocasio-Cortez campaign also was paying Brand New Congress LLC for “strategic consulting.”

Mr. Chakrabarti, a Silicon Valley tech millionaire who delved into far-left politics, was instrumental in Ms. Ocasio-Cortez’s long-shot win over veteran politician Rep. Joseph Crowley and was rewarded with the chief of staff job in her congressional office.

Fox News

Published  1 month ago

Behind the most influential democratic socialist in the country is an aide whose story is very different from the bartender background of Bronx-born Ocasio-Cortez.

The Gateway Pundit

Published  1 month ago

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez and her Chief of Staff, radical leftist Saikat Chakrabarti, in his Subhas Chandra Bose T-shirt

According to a complaint filed with the Federal Election Committee Monday (FEC), two PACs founded by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s top aide, Saikat Chakrabarti funneled over $ 1 million in political donations into two of his own private companies, reported the Washington Examiner.

So much for Ocasio-Cortez’s promise to reduce “dark money” in politics!

According to a complaint filed by government watchdog group National Legal and Policy Center, it appears Chakrabarti set up his two companies for the sole purpose of hiding how the donations were used.

Chakrabarti AND Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are in SERIOUS TROUBLE!

According to the Daily Caller Foundation AOC and her Chief of Staff may face serious JAIL TIME!

Ocasio-Cortez never disclosed to the FEC that she and Chakrabarti, who served as her campaign chair, controlled the PAC while it was simultaneously supporting her primary campaign, and former FEC commissioners say the arrangement could lead to multiple campaign finance violations. The group backed 12 Democrats during the 2018 midterms, but Ocasio-Cortez was the only one of those to win her general election.

“If the facts as alleged are true, and a candidate had control over a PAC that was working to get that candidate elected, then that candidate is potentially in very big trouble and may have engaged in multiple violations of federal campaign finance law, including receiving excessive contributions,” former Republican FEC commissioner Hans von Spakovsky told The Daily Caller News Foundation.

And fellow former FEC commissioner Brad Smith told TheDCNF that if “a complaint were filed, I would think it would trigger a serious investigation.” He also noted that such a probe could potentially result in jail time for Ocasio-Cortez and her chief of staff, Chakrabarti.

The Political Insider

Published  1 month ago

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claims the media is targeting people in her personal life, something she suggests has been unfairly reserved for her family. The New York socialist’s point of contention was […]

POLITICO

Published  1 month ago

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Tuesday said she sees hypocrisy in Democratic leaders' planned rebuke of Rep. Ilhan Omar over her controversial remarks about Israel, adding that Omar shouldn't have been "called out" publicly before the issue was addressed privately.

Omar is being accused of of anti-Semitism for referring to pro-Israel advocates’ “allegiance to a foreign country" — marking just the latest remarks from the freshman lawmaker to draw scrutiny.

"One of the things that is hurtful about the extent to which reprimand is sought of Ilhan is that no one seeks this level of reprimand when members make statements about Latinx + other communities (during the shutdown, a GOP member yelled 'Go back to Puerto Rico!' on the floor)," the congresswoman tweeted.

Rep. Jason Smith of Missouri in January apologized to Rep. Tony Cárdenas for yelling “Go back to Puerto Rico!” during a tense situation on the House floor while the government shutdown was still underway. Smith, however, claimed the remark was not racially motivated and instead was referring to 30-member event in Puerto Rico that occurred during the shutdown, which was heavily covered by conservative media and even drew ire from President Donald Trump.

Omar also received backlash last month after she questioned the political influence of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee by tweeting the phrase "It's all about the Benjamins baby." The congresswoman has since apologized for that statement.

Following the remark, House Republicans last month pushed a resolution condemning anti-Semitism, although it did not specifically mention Omar. The measure was approved on the floor, and it won over Omar's vote as well.

Omar is now facing another public rebuke, with Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other top Democrats planning to take floor action Wednesday in response to Omar's latest comments.

Ocasio-Cortez, who has defended Omar in the past, said on Tuesday that she is not trying to tell people how to feel "or that their hurt is invalid," but questioned why there has not been "resolutions against homophobic statements? For anti-blackness? For xenophobia? For a member saying he’ll 'send Obama home to Kenya?'"

A video from seven years ago of Rep. Mark Meadows resurfaced last week in which he said at a rally that "2012 is the time we're going to send Mr. Obama home to Kenya or wherever it is." He said in an interview with Roll Call at the time that it was a probably a "poor choice of words" and that he believes former President Barack Obama is a U.S. citizen.

Ocasio-Cortez also called on addressing inappropriate remarks with someone privately before they are called out publicly.

"In this administration + all others, we should actively check antisemitism, anti-blackness, homophobia, racism, and all other forms of bigotry," she tweeted. "And the most productive end goal when we see it is to educate and heal. It’s the difference btwn 'calling in' before 'calling out.'"

Ocasio-Cortez claimed that the resolution falls under "calling out" and should be "one of the measure of last resort," and should only be done after "repeated attempts to 'call in' are disrespected or ignored."

"I believe that Ilhan, in her statement a few weeks ago, has demonstrated a willingness to listen+work w/impacted communities," the New York congresswoman tweeted.

She added that she has in the past called out white or male allies when they have said something insensitive by pulling them aside and explaining why their comments were hurtful and where they could learn more about it.

Ocasio-Cortez also tweeted that "a good chunk of Congress would be gone" if there were resolution on sexist statements made by her colleagues.

"To jump to the nuclear option every time leaves no room for corrective action," she tweeted. "So I ask *everyone* that we practice calling in before calling out."

Breitbart

Published  1 month ago

An FEC complaint filed Monday charges Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, her Chief of Staff, and others with using two PACs and LLCs to hide hundreds of thousands in campaign dollars.

A Federal Election Commission (FEC) complaint the National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC) filed Monday accused Cortez chief of staff Saikat Chakrabarti of using two PACs (Political Action Committees) he founded to funnel around $1 million to two of his private companies, according to the Washington Examiner. The companies may have been used to hide what funds were spent on.

The NPLC complaint takes aim at the possibility contributions from the PAC to candidates exceeded the $5,000 FEC limit. It requests an FEC investigation into the two PACs for creating “an elaborate scheme to avoid proper disclosure of campaign expenditures.”

“These are not minor or technical violations. We are talking about real money here. In all my years of studying FEC reports, I’ve never seen a more ambitious operation to circumvent reporting requirements,” said Tom Anderson, director of NLPC’s Government Integrity Project. “Representative Ocasio-Cortez has been quite vocal in condemning so-called dark money, but her own campaign went to great lengths to avoid the sunlight of disclosure.”

Funds traveling through Brand New Congress LLC were spent on ten or more candidates, according to NLPC, which stated the LLC was “apparently operated by Chakrabarti.”

“The Complaint alleges that Chakrabarti’s LLC served as a “cutout,” for at least $885,735 received from Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign and two federal political action committees, Brand New Congress PAC and Justice Democrats PAC,” the NLPC stated.

NPLC said in a post to its website, “The final disposition of the funds is unknown because whatever expenditures were made were never reported to the FEC. It appears, however, that they underwrote a score of campaign-related events and activities for Ocasio-Cortez and other Congressional candidates.”

Chakrabarti established Brand New Congress PAC in April 2016.

The Examiner and Washington Times reported total funds funneled through Chakrabarti’s two private companies ran in excess of $1 million.

“He’s not on my payroll. They were not working for me and they are two separate entities here,” Cortez told the Times.

This is not the first FEC complaint concerning Cortez. Last week the Coolidge Reagan Foundation filed a complaint alleging Brand New Congress PAC was used to funnel money to the congresswoman’s boyfriend Riley Roberts. The Times noted that Roberts received payments as a “marketing consultant” of $6,000 from Brand New Congress PAC.

I Love My Freedom

Published  1 month ago

In an article written in the FLA News, former presidential candidate Herman Cain released the "10 Questions Every Democrat Candidate Should Answer." This article, which was so impressive that President Trump even shared it on his

National Review

Published  1 month ago

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez fired off a tweet suggesting that the media unfairly targets her family and love life in their reporting — and I can’t stop laughing.

Here’s the tweet:

You know, when I got to DC I was told that it’s considered “off-limits” to report on a member’s family, love life, etc.

Unsure why that consideration is suspended for me.

(Also for those who ask how I learned to handle pressure,try being the only daughter in a Latino household) https://t.co/M2lgHITz1B

— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 5, 2019

First of all, the article she is referencing about her mom’s view of her relationship includes an interview with her mom. So, if she didn’t want the media reporting on her family life, maybe she should tell her family to stop talking to the media. Seems a little more simple than having to put all that effort into playing the victim, right?

Second of all, she’s wrong. She’s not the only one, far from it. In fact, the first thing I thought of when I saw this tweet was “Okay, then why do I know that the president loves Diet Coke more than he loves condoms?” I mean, seriously. The media doesn’t just also sometimes report on President Trump’s personal life, it is actually completely obsessed with President Trump’s personal life!

Don’t believe me? Here are some actual headlines from President Trump’s time in office: “Trump’s alleged failure to use condoms with Stormy Daniels, Karen McDougal raises questions, concerns” (The Mercury News). “What Melania & Trump’s Hand-Holding Struggles Say About Their Marriage, According To Body Language Experts” (Bustle). “Every time Donald and Melania Trump have faked holding hands with each other” (The Independent.) “This absurdly uncomfortable video of Donald Trump trying to hold Melania’s hand is going viral — here’s what a body language expert has to say about it” (Insider). “Reporter asks Melania Trump: Do you love your husband?” (ABC.) “Trump doesn’t want Barron to play football” (CNN). “Inside Melania Trump and Barron Trump’s Relationship” (The Cheat Sheet). I could go on, but I unfortunately have dinner plans in about five hours, and finding all of the headlines about the Trumps’ personal lives would probably not allow me to eat until approximately 2037.

Now, I do realize that she referred specifically to “members,” but that doesn’t make her tweet any less stupid. Other members of Congress have to deal with speculation about their personal lives, too. In 2018, Sen. Lindsey Graham felt the need to come out to the media and say that he’s not gay. Here’s a McClatchy article that gets into the legal troubles of Sen. Ted Cruz’s half-sister, who died in 2011. In 2016, The Daily Mail ran a piece titled “EXCLUSIVE: Bernie Sanders’ very 1960s love life revealed — his first wife, the woman who had his son, and the sugar shack home where he lived as a ‘revolutionary.’” Sen. Kamala Harris’s affair with Willie Brown dominated almost an entire news cycle.

In other words: If someone really did tell her that politicians’ personal lives are off-limits for the media, then they were, quite clearly, wrong. Politicians, particularly famous stars like Ocasio-Cortez, are always going to face that kind of scrutiny because, well, they’re famous. I’m not saying it’s good; I’m not saying it’s bad; I’m saying it’s life — and pretending to be some kind of unique victim in a situation where you’re not one doesn’t accomplish anything except making you look foolish.

Daily Wire

Published  1 month ago

Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) promoted completely false attacks on CPAC on Tuesday in an attempt to divert attention off of the continued anti-Semitism scandal that has engulfed fellow far-left Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN).

"Amid the string of anti-Semitic statements, House Democrats are now planning on formally rebuking Omar (though they may not end up actually naming her in the rebuke), which has triggered Omar's fellow freshman and radical Democrat Ocasio-Cortez to come to her defense," The Daily Wire reported. "The plan to call out Omar, Ocasio-Cortez suggested in tweets Tuesday, is "hurtful" because such reprimands supposedly aren't consistently brought for other offenses against minorities."

Later, Ocasio-Cortez launched a misinformation campaign that was filled with outright falsehoods, which she refused to correct.

Ocasio-Cortez promoted misleading content that featured Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. speaking at an event in 2015.

"'I always thought that if more good people had concealed carry permits, then we could end these Muslims before they [unintelligible],'" Ocasio-Cortez tweeted, as she falsely quoted what Falwell said. "This was just this weekend at CPAC, the conference attended by the President and members, to 1000s. Where’s the resolution against Islamophobia?"

This entire tweet from Ocasio-Cortez is factually false and the fact that she refused to take it down after receiving intense backlash is an indictment of her character.

For starters, the tweet that she was promoting conveniently left out the minute or so of footage that preceded the clip that was featured in the tweet.

Falwell was specifically talking about the San Bernardino terrorist attacks which happened just a couple of days before he made the comments. Here is the full context of Falwell's remarks in 2015 for the clip in question:

I wanted to mention last night Becky and were watching the Fox News reports on the shootings in California and we were so touched by Mike Madden, the first responder, did anybody see that last night? He was the police officer who was the first responder to the terrible murders at the community center there and he told a story about no matter how well you're prepared in your training for to deal with something like that, that there's just no way when you when you walk in and you see the carnage and you smell the smell of gunpowder and it's just something that you can never be prepared for.

So we contacted his family or his office after that report to see if he had any sons or daughters who were looking for place to attend college we offered to help with the scholarships. We also are trying to contact the victim who had six children who was killed in that in that carnage and it just blows my mind when I see the President of the United States say that the answer to circumstances like that is more gun control.

I mean if the people, if some of those people in that community center have had what I've got in my back pocket right now...I've always thought if more if more good people had concealed carry permits then we could end those Muslims before they walked in and killed them.

Ocasio-Cortez said that Falwell stated: "I always thought that if more good people had concealed carry permits, then we could end these Muslims before they [unintelligible]."

She inserted "[unintelligible]" in her quote to substitute for "walked in and killed them," which gave complete context to what Falwell said.

Not only did Ocasio-Cortez deceptively present what Falwell said, she falsely stated that he made the remarks at CPAC over the weekend. The video is from 2015, four years ago.

Ocasio-Cortez suggested that there should be a resolution against Islamophobia due to Falwell's remarks, even though he is not an elected official because Omar was being condemned again for her anti-Semitism.

Falwell responded to Ocasio-Cortez's false tweet: "I thought @AOC was just dumb but she is a liar too. She claims this was @CPAC last week when it was actually in 2015 the day after the deadly CA attacks by radical Muslims ('those' Muslims I referenced) She also deleted the last part of my quote 'before they walk in and kill us'."

Here are just some of the responses that Ocasio-Cortez's comments garnered on social media:

www.theepochtimes.com

Published  1 month ago

PACs backing the campaign of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez fed nearly $900,000 to an LLC that functioned as a de facto slush fund, per FEC complaint.

New York Post

Published  1 month ago

A conservative government watchdog group filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission accusing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s top aide of funneling $1 million in donations into his private accounts in a possible violation of the law, according to a report.

The transfers were made by Saikat Chakrabarti, Ocasio-Cortez’s chief of staff, and may have run afoul of the Federal Election Campaign Act that places a limit of $5,000 on contributions from political action committees to candidates, the Washington Examiner reported Tuesday.

The complaint, filed Monday by the National Legal and Policy Center, said the transfers violated the law because PACs must disclose what those funds were used for — such as advertisements, payments to vendors and donations to candidates.

The private companies Chakrabarti moved the money to are not subject to those requirements.

The National Legal and Policy Center wants the FEC to audit the two operations in question — Brand New Congress PAC and Justice Democrats PAC — claiming they were part of “an elaborate scheme to avoid proper disclosure of campaign expenditures.”

Tom Anderson, director of the National Legal and Policy Center’s government integrity project, said he’s never seen “a more ambitious operation to circumvent reporting requirements.”

“Ocasio-Cortez has been quite vocal in condemning so-called dark money, but her own campaign went to great lengths to avoid the sunlight of disclosure,” he said in a statement.

Chakrabarti’s PACs raised about $3.3 million in 2016 and 2017.

In the same time period, the PACs transferred more than $1 million to two companies controlled by Chakrabarti — Brand New Campaign LLC and Brand New Congress LLC — the newspaper report said, citing federal election filings.

The payments were for “strategic consulting,” according to the filings.

Chakrabarti declined to comment to the Washington Examiner, as did Corbin Trent, a spokesman for Ocasio-Cortez.

The Post reported in its Sunday editions that good-government groups were also raising questions about whether Chakrabarti violated campaign finance laws through payments made and received by the PACs — Brand New Congress and Justice Democrats.

Fox News

Published  1 month ago

A vote on a resolution condemning anti-Semitism following Rep. Ilhan Omar’s comments has been delayed, with House Democrats scrambling to rewrite the motion to include all forms of prejudice, while progressives like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez came to the defense of the embattled congresswoman.

The Gateway Pundit

Published  1 month ago

Speaker Pelosi bowed to her radical wing on Wednesday.

Instead of passing a resolution to condemn Democrat anti-Semite Ilhan Omar, the Democrat leader will rewrite the resolution to omit Omar’s name. Now the resolution will include bigotry and prejudice of all kinds.

Apparently, their need to be inclusive and politically correct trumped the need for the truth.

What a disgrace.

GOP Jewish Rep. Lee Zeldin weighed in on the Democrat Anti-Semitism.

Republican Zeldin called out Zeldin for not being tough enough on Rep. Ilhan Omar’s anti-Semitic comments.

GOP Jewish Rep. Lee Zeldin weighed in on the Democrat Anti-Semitism.

Fox News reported:

A House vote on a resolution condemning anti-Semitism, following recent comments by U.S. Rep Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., has been delayed, as Democrats scramble to rewrite the motion to include all forms of prejudice and progressives like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez come to the defense of their embattled colleague.

The declaration – which doesn’t mention Omar by name – was initially set to be introduced Wednesday. It was to set out the history of anti-Semitism and other bigotry in America and provide examples of anti-Jewish tropes about divided loyalties.

It was also supposed to say the House “rejects anti-Semitism as hateful expressions of intolerance that are contradictory to the values that define the people of the United States.”

Sean Hannity

Published  1 month ago

Embattled Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez opened the door for Amazon to return to the Big Apple this week; saying the technology giant must “consult” local communities that would be impacted by the new headquarters.

“One of the most concerning aspects in what happened with the deal previously is you have all of these folks in Long Island City, in Sunnyside, in Woodside and all the way out to Jackson Heights, that will be impacted by this and they were not consulted,” said Cortez at her New York City office Monday.

“What [Ocasio-Cortez] was vocal about was the process by which it happened,” her Chief of Staff told Bloomberg TV. “The deal was sort of sprung on the community without any input and there’s a real cost whenever tech companies come in without community input, rents go up, people get evicted, there’s an actual human cost that is associated with Amazon coming in.”

Cortez found herself in hot-water among New Yorkers after her fiery rhetoric and fierce opposition forced Amazon to abandon their plans to relocate to the Big Apple; effectively killing 25,000 new jobs and upwards of $27 billion in tax revenue.

Read the full report at Fox News.

Daily Wire

Published  1 month ago

Saikat Chakrabarti, the brains behind socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) who also serves as her chief of staff, allegedly funneled over $1 million in political donations to his own private companies, according to a new complaint filed with the Federal Election Commission.

"Chakrabarti's companies appear to have been set up for the sole purpose of obscuring how the political donations were used," The Washington Examiner reported. "The arrangement skirted reporting requirements and may have violated the $5,000 limit on contributions from federal PACs to candidates, according to the complaint filed by the National Legal and Policy Center, a government watchdog group."

The Examiner noted that cash transfers from the PACs run completely against what Ocasio-Cortez has repeatedly claimed that she stands for, increasing transparency and reducing "dark money" in politics.

Campaign finance attorneys told the Examiner that Chakrabarti’s actions were "really weird," and that they are an indication that "there’s something amiss."

Tom Anderson, the director of the National Legal and Policy Center's Government Integrity Project, told the Examiner: "It appears Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her associates ran an off-the-books operation to the tune of hundreds of thousands of dollars, thus violating the foundation of all campaign finance laws: transparency."

This latest development comes after a report last week revealed that Ocasio-Cortez's new "living wage" rule that she implemented for her staff allows her staff to "avoid public transparency laws that would require them to reveal outside income, gifts, and stock trading activity," the Washington Examiner reported.

Chakrabarti, 33, is a wealthy Silicon Valley entrepreneur who recently purchased a $1.6 million home in Maryland.

In a separate statement, Anderson said: "Purposefully underpaying staffers in order to avoid transparency is an old trick some of the most corrupt members of Congress have used time and again."

Another report on Ocasio-Cortez from mid-February highlighted even more of the 29-year-old's hypocrisy.

"She ended up moving into a luxury apartment building with a wide array of amenities where rent for even a studio apartment exceeds $2,000 a month," the Free Beacon reported. "Her office pushed back against the notion that it was hypocritical for Ocasio-Cortez, who has made housing affordability one of her top policy concerns, to move into a luxury building. A spokesman pointed out that her office also uses a car with an 'internal combustion engine that runs on fossil fuels,' even though she thinks their use should be eliminated."

A separate report from the Examiner noted that the apartment complex Ocasio-Cortez moved into "does not offer the affordable housing units that were a key plank in the New York congresswoman’s campaign platform."

The New York Post reported over the weekend that Chakrabarti may have broken campaign finance laws; he founded a PAC called Justice Democrats, which was paid $41,108.59 for "campaign services" and "strategic consulting" by Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign in 2017 and 2018, according to Federal Election Commission filings. But as the Post noted, PACs are barred from offering over $5,000 a year worth of services for any single candidate, per FEC regulations. If candidates exceed that amount, they must consult the FEC.

This is a breaking news story, refresh the page for updates.

Sara A. Carter

Published  1 month ago

In a complaint filed FEC, Saikat Chakrabarti, the chief of staff of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, might have violated campaign finance law.

Daily Wire

Published  1 month ago

Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) made radical statements Monday night on Twitter, suggesting that the United States should not have authorized the use of force against those who perpetrated the 9/11 attacks — the deadliest terrorist attack in world history.

Ocasio-Cortez's comments came as she was defending Rep. Ilhan Omar's (D-NY) most recent anti-Semitic remarks from over the weekend.

"It is disturbing that Rep. Omar continues to perpetuate hurtful anti-Semitic stereotypes that misrepresent our Jewish community. Additionally, questioning support for the U.S.-Israel relationship is unacceptable," Democrat Rep. Juan Vargas (CA) tweeted. "Israel has and remains a stalwart ally of the United States because of our countries’ shared interests and values. I condemn her remarks and believe she should apologize for her offensive comments."

Ocasio-Cortez responded in a dishonest manner, suggesting that Vargas was calling out Omar's foreign policy stances, not her anti-Semitism.

"I‘m curious if Rep. Vargas will further explain his stance here that it’s unacceptable to even *question* US foreign policy," Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. "Plenty of Dem members have asserted that discussion + debate on this issue is fair and merited. Is this stance a departure from that?"

Ocasio-Cortez continued with another tweet that contained some false information: "I remember a time when it was 'unacceptable' to question the Iraq War. All of Congress was wrong, including both GOP & Dem Party, and led my generation into a disastrous + wrong war that virtually all would come to regret, except for the one member who stood up: Barbara Lee."

After being called out for the tweet's inaccuracies, Ocasio-Cortez clarified that she meant the Afghanistan war, and added: "(But honestly we shouldn’t have been in either, and we should end the AUMF now while we’re at it)"

Ocasio-Cortez plainly stated that "all of Congress was wrong" to vote in favor of the Authorization to Use Military Force (AUMF) and that Barbara Lee was correct for not voting for it.

"The AUMF was passed with Lee’s lone dissenting vote on Sept. 14, 2001, three days after terrorists from Osama Bin Laden’s al Qaeda organization crashed commercial airliners into the World Trade Center, Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania killing more than 3,000 people," The Huffington Post reported.

The Hill noted that the AUMF "authorizes the president 'to use all necessary and appropriate force against those nations, organizations, or persons he determines planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on Sept. 11, 2001, or harbored such organizations or persons'— in other words, al Qaeda and the Taliban regime in Afghanistan."

"On September 11, 2001, 19 militants associated with the Islamic extremist group al-Qaeda hijacked four airplanes and carried out suicide attacks against targets in the United States," History.com reported. "Two of the planes were flown into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, a third plane hit the Pentagon just outside Washington, D.C., and the fourth plane crashed in a field in Pennsylvania. Almost 3,000 people were killed during the 9/11 terrorist attacks, which triggered major U.S. initiatives to combat terrorism and defined the presidency of George W. Bush."

dailycaller

Published  1 month ago

The Gateway Pundit

Published  1 month ago

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez with crazy Nancy, her moms, her brother, her boyfriend and some other folks.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s mother was recently interviewed by The Daily Mail.

In the interview Blanca Ocasio-Cortez told The Daily Mail she was glad she moved to Florida because the taxes are too high in New York.

Blanca Ocasio-Cortez: “I was paying $10,000 a year in real estate taxes up north. I’m paying $600 a year in Florida. It’s stress-free down here.”

NEWS: @DailyMail interviewed @AOC's mom, and she's glad she relocated from NY to FL because her taxes are lower now: "I was paying $10,000 a year in real estate taxes up north. I'm paying $600 a year in Florida. It's stress-free down here." Lots more —> https://t.co/EOo1Hd4nOf

— David Martosko (@dmartosko) March 4, 2019

Media Matters for America

Published  1 month ago

LARRY ELDER (RADIO TALK SHOW HOST): [Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortex (D-NY) doesn't have] any real understanding about how bad the original New Deal was. As I started to say a moment ago, an economist named Lee Ohanian, he teaches at UCLA, he has probably done more work on the impact of the New Deal than anybody else -- the New Deal that FDR did. And he says it deepened and lengthened the recession. It was a severe recession, the New Deal turned into a depression. And Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Democrats who are using this expression, apparently have no real idea of what the old New Deal did. And then of course, there's the issue of cost. Once you start putting polls together and ask people about costs for the Green New Deal, support for it goes down dramatically.

Will continues his crusade against the New Deal: "It didn't work during the depression"

Fox's Gasparino: Great Depression lasted 10 years because jobs programs "failed miserably"

Asserting FDR "waged ... a jihad against private enterprise," Hume falsely claimed "everybody agrees ... that the New Deal failed"

I Love My Freedom

Published  1 month ago

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her chief of staff, Saikat Chakrabarti, “could be facing jail time” if their control over a far-left PAC was intentionally hidden.

According to a bombshell report from Daily Caller investigative reporter Andrew Kerr, Ocasio-Cortez and Chakrabarti “obtained majority control of Justice Democrats PAC in December 2017, according to archived copies of the group’s website, and the two appear to retain their control of the group, according to corporate filings obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation.”

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Here’s part of what Kerr reported:

If the Federal Election Commission (FEC) finds that the New York Democrat’s campaign operated in affiliation with the PAC, which had raised more than $1.8 million before her June 2018 primary, it would open them up to ‘massive reporting violations, probably at least some illegal contribution violations exceeding the lawful limits,’ former FEC commissioner Brad Smith said.

Ocasio-Cortez never disclosed to the FEC that she and Chakrabarti, who served as her campaign chair, controlled the PAC while it was simultaneously supporting her primary campaign, and former FEC commissioners say the arrangement could lead to multiple campaign finance violations. The group backed 12 Democrats during the 2018 midterms, but Ocasio-Cortez was the only one of those to win her general election.

Former FEC commissioner Hans von Spakovsky told the Daily Caller that if Ocasio-Cortez and her chief of staff intentionally tried to hide the information, they could go to jail.

“If the facts as alleged are true, and a candidate had control over a PAC that was working to get that candidate elected, then that candidate is potentially in very big trouble and may have engaged in multiple violations of federal campaign finance law, including receiving excessive contributions,” he said.

Brad Smith, another former FEC commissioner, echoed a similar message to the Daily Caller, saying that if “a complaint were filed, I would think it would trigger a serious investigation,” adding that both Ocasio-Cortez and Chakrabarti “could be facing jail time.”

“At minimum, there’s a lot of smoke there, and if there are really only three board members and she and [Chakrabarti] are two of them, sure looks like you can see the blaze. I don’t really see any way out of it,” Smith said.

“The admission makes it open and shut if someone wants to file a complaint with the FEC. I don’t see how the FEC could not investigate that. We’ve even got their own statement on their website that they control the organization. I don’t see how you could avoid an investigation on that,” he added.

On Monday, it was also reported that Chakrabarti allegedly funneled over $1 million in political contributions to his private business.

Two political action committees founded by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s top aide funneled over $1 million in political donations into two of his own private companies, according to a complaint filed with the Federal Election Commission on Monday.

The cash transfers from the PACs — overseen by Saikat Chakrabarti, the freshman socialist Democrat’s chief of staff — run counter to her pledges to increase transparency and reduce the influence of “dark money” in politics.

Chakrabarti’s companies appear to have been set up for the sole purpose of obscuring how the political donations were used.

Just consider that for a second.

Ocasio-Cortez and her chief of staff “could be facing jail time” if their control over a far-left PAC was intentionally hidden.

And, on that same day, it was revealed that Chakrabarti, while working with Ocasio-Cortez, allegedly funneled over $1 million in political contributions to his private business.

That’s the exact definition of corruption in Washington that many Americans want drained from the swamp.

Washington Free Beacon

Published  1 month ago

Blanca Ocasio-Cortez, the mother of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.), said in a new interview that she moved from New York to Florida to pay less in taxes.

Blanca told the Daily Mail about the family's financial difficulties after her husband, Sergio, passed away, and how she faced foreclosure twice.

"It was scary," Blanca said. "I had to take medicine I was so scared. I had to stop paying for the mortgage for almost a year. I was expecting someone knocking on the door to kick me out at any time. There were even real estate people coming around to take photos of the house for when it was going to be auctioned. The worst is that I only had $50,000 left to pay on the loan."

Blanca eventually made a deal with the bank to avoid eviction.

"I was cleaning houses in the morning and working as a secretary at a hospital in the afternoon. I was working from 6am until 11pm. And I prayed and prayed, and things worked out. After the children graduated from college, I figured it was time for me to move to Florida," Blanca continued.

"I was paying $10,000 a year in real estate taxes up north. I'm paying $600 a year in Florida. It's stress-free down here," Blanca added.

Blanca's daughter has embraced higher taxes, calling for rates as high as 70 percent on highest earners.

"You look at our tax rates back in the '60’s, and when you have a progressive tax rate system, your tax rate, let’s say from $0-$75,000 may be 10 percent or 15 percent, et cetera, but once you get to like the tippy tops, on your 10 millionth dollar, sometimes you see tax rates as high as 60 or 70 percent," Rep. Ocasio-Cortez said when explaining how to pay for environmental plans in a January interview with Anderson Cooper.

The American Action Forum projected Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal proposal would cost up to $94 trillion over ten years, which amounts to over $600,000 per household.

TheHill

Published  1 month ago

In a new interview with The New Yorker, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) said she believes one reason she draws the ire of Republicans and President Trump because she is "as powerful as a man."

She made that comment when presented with a quote by Ashley Reese of Jezebel about women in politics that says: "Women are often either characterized as hideous harpies like Hillary Clinton or pretty idiots whose ‘craziness’ is bound up with their sex appeal. . . . To her critics, Ocasio-Cortez is firmly in the pretty idiot category.”

Ocasio-Cortez told The New Yorker she agreed with the quote and "predicted it from day one."

"The idea that a woman can be as powerful as a man is something that our society can’t deal with. But I am as powerful as a man and it drives them crazy,” Ocasio-Cortez told the magazine.

She also added that she believes she gets extra backlash from Trump based on her background and policy proposals.

“I can see Trump being enormously upset that a 29-year-old Latina, who is the daughter of a domestic worker, is helping to build the case to get his financial records. I think that adds insult to injury to him.”

Earlier in the interview, Ocasio-Cortez commented that she tries to avoid watching Trump on TV because he "relies and thrives on attention" and makes him "weaker." She also said she was not impressed with his State of the Union Address last month.

“He is such a small, mediocre person,” Ocasio-Cortez told the magazine. “I grew up with a real romanticism about America. I grew up in a first-generation household where your parents give up everything, and for me, America was the greatest thing ever to exist. To be there on the floor of the House was beyond anything my parents would have ever dreamed of. But the person behind the podium was so unskilled. It was kind of sad.”

Ocasio-Cortez has been an outspoken critic of Trump and his administration. The freshman lawmaker has become a rising star in the Democratic party and drawn widespread attention for her self-proclaimed Democratic-socialist proposals.

The attention has put her in the middle of feuds with prominent Republicans, including Trump.

In the past, Trump has swiped at "socialist" policies and Trump and Ocasio-Cortez have exchanged barbs over the proposed Green New Deal. Ocasio-Cortez and Trump also clashed after she called him a "racist."

The Washington Times

Published  1 month ago

Republicans and Jewish groups ramped up their calls Monday for Democrats to remove Rep. Ilhan Omar from the House Foreign Affairs Committee in response to the latest anti-Semitism uproar involving the

twitchy.com

Published  1 month ago

Don't get too excited; she's got the Democrats' get out of jail free card.

Sean Hannity

Published  1 month ago

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defended her campaign’s extensive use of car services throughout the 2018 midterm elections over the weekend; bizarrely stating that she’s just “living in the world.”

“I also fly & use A/C. Living in the world as it is isn’t an argument against working towards a better future. The Green New Deal is about putting a LOT of people to work in developing new technologies, building new infrastructure, and getting us to 100% renewable energy,” Cortez posted on social media.

I also fly ✈️ & use A/C

Living in the world as it is isn’t an argument against working towards a better future.

The Green New Deal is about putting a LOT of people to work in developing new technologies, building new infrastructure, and getting us to 100% renewable energy. https://t.co/DZGE1WwLbn

— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 3, 2019

Ocasio-Cortez leaves parade in 17 mpg minivan — blocks from the subway https://t.co/ICLxblA6Ps pic.twitter.com/7YeXyqgUhk

— New York Post (@nypost) March 3, 2019

The Democratic-Socialist’s comments come after the NY Post published an article revealing her campaign spent $23,000 on car services from May 2017 until December 2018; sparking a fierce backlash against the lawmaker who has repeatedly called for the end of cars and other combustion-engine based-vehicles within the decade.

Read the full report at the New York Post.

TheBlaze

Published  1 month ago

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her chief of staff may have committed multiple Federal Election Commission violations for receiving campaign contributions from a political action committee that they had control over, according to a Daily Caller report.

The report focuses on the relationship between the Ocasio-Cortez campaign and a PAC called Justice Democrats. The congresswoman and her chief of staff, Saikat Chakrabarti, took over majority control of the PAC in December of 2017, and records show they likely still have that control.

According to The Daily Caller's report by Andrew Kerr, Ocasio-Cortez's campaign could be forced to repay large amounts of potentially illegal campaign contributions, and if the FEC violations are serious enough and found to be willful circumventions of the rules, Ocasio-Cortez and Chakrabarti could face jail time.

"If this were determined to be knowing and willful, they could be facing jail time," said former FEC commissioner Brad Smith to The Daily Caller. "Even if it's not knowing and willful, it would be a clear civil violation of the act, which would require disgorgement of the contributions and civil penalties. I think they've got some real issues here."

Breaking down the numbers

The large amount of money raised by Ocasio-Cortez's campaign and Justice Democrats could result in many campaign finance violations, if the FEC found that the two organizations were operating as affiliated committees. Kerr writes:

And if the FEC concludes that Ocasio-Cortez's campaign and Justice Democrats were operating as affiliated committees, "then anyone who contributed over $2,700 total to her campaign and the PAC would have made an excessive contribution," which is a campaign finance violation, Smith told TheDCNF.

Ocasio-Cortez's campaign and Justice Democrats raised a combined $4.6 million during the 2018 midterm election cycle, FEC records show. There's a maximum five-year prison sentence for anyone who knowingly and willfully receives a collective $25,000 or more in excessive campaign contributions in a single calendar year.

Justice Democrats raked in far more than $25,000 from individual contributors of over $2,700 after Ocasio-Cortez and Chakrabarti took control, according to FEC records.

Justice Democrats supported 12 candidates during the 2018 election, with a stated goal of getting at least one of them to unseat an establishment Democratic incumbent. Ocasio-Cortez was the only one to succeed.

Tammy Bruce

Published  1 month ago

If the complaint goes further, I guess we can expect her to accuse FEC attorneys of “cat-calling.”

Or something.

Via Washington Examiner.

Two political action committees founded by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s top aide funneled over $1 million in political donations into two of his own private companies, according to a complaint filed with the Federal Election Commission on Monday.

The cash transfers from the PACs — overseen by Saikat Chakrabarti, the freshman socialist Democrat’s chief of staff — run counter to her pledges to increase transparency and reduce the influence of “dark money” in politics.

Chakrabarti’s companies appear to have been set up for the sole purpose of obscuring how the political donations were used….

Tom Anderson, director of the National Legal and Policy Center’s Government Integrity Project, said: “It appears Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her associates ran an off-the-books operation to the tune of hundreds of thousands of dollars, thus violating the foundation of all campaign finance laws: transparency.”….

I Love My Freedom

Published  1 month ago

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) just said the most hideous thing you can think of in regards to the travesty that occurred during the terror attacks of September 11, 2001. Roughly 18-years-ago, we lost thousands of lives

Zero Hedge

Published  1 month ago

"Chakrabarti's companies appear to have been set up for the sole purpose of obscuring how the political donations were used."    

Washington Free Beacon

Published  1 month ago

A radical new health care proposal that, if implemented, would ban private insurance coverage has garnered the endorsement of more than 100 members of the House Democratic conference—nearly half of Speaker Nancy Pelosi's (Calif.) 235-seat majority.

Last week, Democratic congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (Wash.), the co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC), introduced the Medicare-for-All Act of 2019. Billed as a means to provide "freedom of choice" to health care consumers, the legislation would require everyone, regardless of existing insurance coverage, to enroll in Medicare within two years of passage. Under the proposal, "all primary care, hospital, and outpatient" services would be covered by Medicare without any co-pay or out-of-pocket costs. Encompassed among the list of covered procedures are abortion, mental health and substance abuse treatment, and transportation to and from "health care" appointments for low-income individuals and those with disabilities.

The proposal's most controversial aspect, however, entails the phasing out of private insurance plans. The bill would make it illegal for private insurance providers to sell health coverage that "duplicates the benefits" offered by the taxpayer-funded Medicare-for-All program. Likewise, the bill prohibits employers from offering coverage to their employees if it mirrors those offered by the federal government. Private health insurance plans could only be sold to individuals or offered by employers if they "provide supplemental coverage" on top of Medicare-for-All. Other provisions in the bill limit the federal government from subsidizing any private insurance plans.

Despite polling showing that more than 80 percent of voters oppose eliminating private insurance plans, Jayapal's bill garnered the backing of 105 other House Democrats upon introduction. The support, although stemming largely from CPC stalwarts and liberal firebrands like Rashida Tlaib (Mich.), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.), and Ilhan Omar (Minn.), also came from several moderate and freshman Democrats.

Some freshman Democrats, like Jared Golden (Maine), Katie Hill (Calif.), Susan Wild (Pa.), and Mike Levin (Calif.) signed as cosponsors of the bill after making it an issue during their 2018 congressional races. Each campaigned as bipartisan pragmatists and won their districts narrowly by promising to fix Washington, D.C.

Moderate Democrats like Ann Kirkpatrick (Ariz.), who was elected to the House in 2018 after a two-year absence, also backed the legislation even though she opposed the idea while campaigning, based on its fiscal implications. Kirkpatrick's office did not return requests for comment on this story.

It is unclear what impact eliminating private health insurance plans will have on the 2020 campaign.

Apart from banning private insurance plans, Jayapal's Medicare-for-All legislation is likely to be contentious because of its social and fiscal components. Tucked away in the 119-page bill is language requiring Medicare to cover abortion service by repealing the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits federal funds from being used for such a practice.

There are also outstanding questions concerning illegal immigrants and if they would be eligible to receive coverage under the plan. The legislation "requires" the secretary of health and human services to establish a "mechanism for automatic enrollment at birth, time of immigration into the U.S., or acquisition of qualified resident status."

Requests for clarification regarding citizenship standards for eligibility were not returned by Jayapal's office.

Jayapal, who proclaimed "health care a human right" in the initial rollout of her bill, has refrained from elaborating on how much the plan would cost or how it would be funded. Previous estimates for the Medicare-for-All bill championed by Sen. Bernie Sanders (D., Vt.), which is acknowledged to be less comprehensive than Jayapal's proposal, put the price tag at upwards of $32 trillion.

Dan Bongino

Published  1 month ago

House Democrats have delayed a vote condemning anti-Semitism after progressive lawmakers like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) came to the defense of Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN).

The resolution was supposed to be introduced today and condemned anti-Semitism after Omar sparked outrage with her incendiary, anti-Semitic rhetoric.

According to Fox News, the resolution was going to state that the House “rejects anti-Semitism as hateful expressions of intolerance that are contradictory to the values that define the people of the United States.”

Now, as Politico reports, Democrats have delayed today’s vote after a number of progressives have come to Omar’s defense.

Politico writes:

An array of progressive groups declared their support for Omar, while both the Congressional Black Caucus and Congressional Progressive Caucus — two of the most important factions among House Democrats — wanted more time to review the situation, lawmakers and aides said.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said in a closed-door meeting Tuesday that the vote would likely happen Thursday. They also said a draft resolution would be updated to include additional language rejecting anti-Muslim bias, although some Democratic sources believe that an entirely new document might be crafted.

On Monday, some of the country’s leading Jewish organizations demanded that Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) be removed from the House Foreign Affairs Committee for her anti-Semitism, according to an exclusive report by the Washington Free Beacon.

In a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel (D-NY), the group writes that Omar’s recent comments, anti-Semitic tweets, as well as her address before the Islamic Relieve USA in February are grounds for her removal from the influential committee.

“In light of Rep. Ilhan Omar’s recent anti-Semitic tweets, statements, and address before Islamic Relief USA on Saturday, February 23rd, we, the undersigned organizations, request that you immediately remove her as a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee,” they write.

**LISTEN: Dan applauds the Arizona parents fighting back after their kids were banned from wearing MAGA attire at school**

“We hope you will continue to demonstrate your commitment to the high moral standards of your office by removing Rep. Omar, a woman who has repeatedly exhibited strong biases against the State of Israel and the Jewish people, from this critically important and sensitive committee,” the letter states.

In February, Pelosi and a number of Democrats released a joint statement rebuking Omar after she implied Jewish advocacy group, AIPAC, paid off members of Congress for their support.

“Congresswoman Omar’s use of anti-Semitic tropes and prejudicial accusations about Israel’s supporters is deeply offensive. We condemn these remarks and we call upon Congresswoman Omar to immediately apologize for these hurtful comments,” the statement said.

On Friday, Rep. Engel slammed Omar for her recent comments claiming that lawmakers who support Israel “hold an allegiance to a foreign country.”

In a statement, Engel called on Omar to retract her statement and apologize, calling her remarks “deeply offensive,” “unacceptable,” and “hurtful.”

Conservative News Today

Published  1 month ago

Former ICE Director Thomas Homan decimated Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for her ignorant attacks on the agency in a fiery fact-check on Fox News.

Homan erupted over the New York Democrat’s accusations against U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, addressing her recent remarks in an appearance on “Fox & Friends” on Sunday.

The former ICE chief noted that he had cancelled an appearance at an event in order to be able to respond to the Democratic socialist and her allegations, calling out the freshman congresswoman as “dangerous” and someone who “doesn’t know fact from fiction.”

Ocasio-Cortez, who has vowed to defund ICE as well as abolish the federal agency, tweeted her attacks during a vote on a GOP amendment. As House Democrats were poised to vote on “The Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019,” their Republican colleagues used a “motion to recommit” to force the Democrats’ hand, using the same law to alert federal authorities when an illegal immigrant tries to purchase a firearm illegally as well. The motion passed when 26 Democrats crossed party lines to vote with Republicans.

If you’re mad that I think people SHOULD KNOW when Dems vote to expand ICE powers, then be mad.

ICE is a dangerous agency with 0 accountability, widespread reporting of rape, abuse of power, + children dying in DHS custody.

Having a D next to your name doesn’t make that right.

— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 2, 2019

“I was upset that 26 Dems forced the other 200+ to vote for a pro-ICE provision at the last min without warning. Because I think an agency that pins children down + forcibly injects them w/ antipsychotic drugs shouldn’t be given more power,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted, accusing ICE of injecting children, raping women and blaming the agency for children dying in custody.

“At [DHS immigrant detention] facility, children recounted being held down for forcible injections, which medical records show are powerful antipsychotics and sedatives.” https://t.co/mEmgTmQlIT

— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 2, 2019

“She says we’re dangerous? What’s dangerous is a congresswoman who doesn’t know fact from fiction!” Homan declared Sunday on Fox News.

“You have a congresswoman who doesn’t know how to tell the truth. I forgot more on this subject than she will ever know in her two whole months of being a congresswoman,” he added as he proceeded to punch her narrative full of holes.

“She said three things. She said ICE was holding children down and injecting them with anti-psychotic drugs,” he began.

“Are you kidding me? That allegation was made against HHS,” he said, referring to the Department of Health and Human Services. “A different agency in a different department and she failed to mention those accusations were unsubstantiated. That was not ICE.”

“As far as raping women, sexually abusing women? ICE rescued 310 women from traffickers last year… We save women, we don’t rape them… I’m sick and tired of ICE agents being accused of stuff,” an exasperated Homan continued.

“As far as she said children dying in ICE custody. A child has never died in ICE custody ever!” Homan declared.

“Give me one name of a child that died in ICE custody! Two children died in custody of the Border Patrol and it wasn’t their fault. They did everything they could,” he said.

“So this lady, this congresswoman needs to get her facts straight!” he added. “I’m sick of this!”

Dan Bongino

Published  1 month ago

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and her “multimillionaire chief of staff,” Saikat Chakrabarti, are accused of violating campaign laws and illegally funneling nearly $1 million in contributions from political action committees, according to an FEC complaint obtained by Fox News.

Fox reports: The FEC complaint asserts that Chakrabarti established two PACs, the Brand New Congress PAC and Justice Democrats PAC, and then systematically transferred more than $885,000 in contributions received by those PACs to the Brand New Campaign LLC and the Brand New Congress LLC — companies that, unlike PACs, are exempt from reporting all of their significant expenditures. The PACs claimed the payments were for “strategic consulting.”

Although large financial transfers from PACs to LLCs are not necessarily improper, the complaint argues that the goal of the “extensive” scheme was seemingly to illegally dodge detailed legal reporting requirements of the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, which are designed to track campaign expenditures.

“It appears ‘strategic consulting’ was a mischaracterization of a wide range of activities that should have been reported individually,” the complaint states.

In a Daily Caller interview yesterday, former FEC commissioner Brad Smith said Ocasio-Cortez and her chief of staff could face jail time if the complaint turned out to be true.

“If this were determined to be knowing and willful, they could be facing jail time,” Smith said. “Even if it’s not knowing and willful, it would be a clear civil violation of the act, which would require disgorgement of the contributions and civil penalties. I think they’ve got some real issues here.”

Former Republican FEC commissioner Hans Von Spakovsky told the Daily Caller the two could be in violation of multiple campaign laws.

“If the facts as alleged are true, and a candidate had control over a PAC that was working to get that candidate elected, then that candidate is potentially in very big trouble and may have engaged in multiple violations of federal campaign finance law, including receiving excessive contributions,” he said.

For the full report, click HERE.

Dan Bongino

Published  1 month ago

In a recent and ironic interview, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-NY) mother has revealed that fled New York due to its high property taxes.

The Daily Mail reports that Blanca Ocasio-Cortez said her move from New York to Florida was a no-brainer. “I was paying $10,000 a year in real estate taxes up north. I’m paying $600 a year in Florida. It’s stress-free down here,” she said.

Blanca also insisted her daughter wasn’t a “socialist,” but a “democratic socialist.”

‘She wasn’t raised to be a socialist,’ Blanca said. ‘That’s not how Puerto Ricans are. That’s not what we do. Socialists are in Cuba or Venezuela. Besides, anyone who tries to help little people like me is branded a socialist.”

She continued, “She’s a democratic socialist, and it’s very different. They focus on working people’s needs. They’re not about the rich or big corporations. Democratic socialists are about what Democrats were supposed to be about, but Democrats are not doing a good enough job.”

For the full interview, click HERE.

The Washington Times

Published  1 month ago

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s top aide illegally funneled campaign donations to two companies he owned, according to a complaint filed Monday with the Federal Elections Commission.

Saikat Chakrabarti set up Brand NewCongress PAC to collect and bundle donations for newbie politicians including Ms. Ocasio-Cortez. He then diverted more than $1 million to two of his companies that did campaign work, skirting reporting requirements, said the complaint by the National Legal and Policy Center.

“These are not minor or technical violations. We are talking about real money here,” said Tom Anderson, director of NLPC’s Government Integrity Project. “In all my years of studying FEC reports, I’ve never seen a more ambitious operation to circumvent reporting requirements.”

He added that Ms. Ocasio-Cortez, New York Democrat, “has been quite vocal in condemning so-called dark money, but her own campaign went to great lengths to avoid the sunlight of disclosure.”

The PAC money went to Mr. Chakrabarti’s Brand New Congress LLC and Brand New Campaign LLC, entities that, unlike PACs and candidate campaigns, do not have to report or itemize their spending.

The Ocasio-Cortez campaign also was paying Brand New Congress LLC for “strategic consulting.”

Mr. Chakrabarti, a Silicon Valley tech millionaire who delved into far-left politics, was instrumental in Ms. Ocasio-Cortez’s long-shot win over veteran politician Rep. Joseph Crowley and was rewarded with the chief of staff job in her congressional office.

Another FEC complaint by filed last week by the Coolidge Reagan Foundation alleged Brand NewCongress PAC was involved in a scheme to funnel money to Ms. Ocasio-Cortez’s live-in boyfriend, Riley Roberts.

At the same time Mr. Roberts, a 29-year-old web developer, received payments totaling $6,000 as a “marketing consultant” for the PAC, the Ocasio-Cortez campaign was paying Brand New Congress LLP for strategic consulting.

Asked about the payments, Ms. Ocasio-Cortez focused on the legal entities handing the cash.

“He’s not on my payroll. They were not working for me and they are two separate entities here,” she told The Washington Times. “This is the difference between an LLC and a PAC.”

The Coolidge Reagan Foundation, a conservative Washington nonprofit focused on free speech and campaign finance, said it looked like a shell game.

“The timing and amounts of these transactions, the use of two affiliated entities as intermediaries, the vague and amorphous nature of the services Riley ostensibly provided, the magnitude of these transactions compared to both the limited funds the campaign had raised at the time and the total amount of its expenditures, and the romantic relationship between Ocasio-Cortez and Riley collectively establish reason to believe these transactions may have violated campaign finance law,” said the group’s complaint.

New York Post

Published  1 month ago

The mother of soak-the-rich Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said she was forced to flee the Big Apple and move to Florida because the property taxes were so high.

“I was paying $10,000 a year in real estate taxes up north. I’m paying $600 a year in Florida. It’s stress-free down here,” Blanca Ocasio-Cortez told the Daily Mail from her home in Eustis, a town of less than 20,000 in central Florida north of Orlando.

The mother of two — who calls herself BOC — said she picked Eustis because a relative already lived there, and right before Christmas 2016, she paid $87,000 for an 860-square-foot home on a quiet street that dead-ends at a cemetery.

Her daughter raised eyebrows with her pitch to hike the top marginal tax rate on income earned above $10 million to 70 percent.

She has also gotten behind the so-called Green New Deal, which would see a massive and costly government effort to address climate change the way Franklin D. Roosevelt launched the New Deal to rescue the US economy during the Depression.

I Love My Freedom

Published  1 month ago

In a stunning about-face, Democrats have caved to intense pressure from Jewish organizations and will introduce a resolution which leadership claims will “confront” that anti-Semitism that has erupted in the party since they took control

The Federalist

Published  1 month ago

How many anti-Semitic comments can Rep. Ilhan Omar make before Democrats take any action to actually censure her behavior?

Breitbart

Published  1 month ago

Patrick Moore, the co-founder of Greenpeace who left the organization he said has been “hijacked by eco-fascists,’ weighed in on Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal resolution calling her a “pompous little twit” on social media.

Pompous little twit. You don’t have a plan to grow food for 8 billion people without fossil fuels, or get food into the cities. Horses? If fossil fuels were banned every tree in the world would be cut down for fuel for cooking and heating. You would bring about mass death.

— Patrick Moore (@EcoSenseNow) March 3, 2019

Moore, who now calls himself a “sensible environmentalist,” got attention for his tweet about Ocasio-Cortez

Despite Patrick Moore having a relatively modest social media following on Twitter, his acerbic words for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez drew nearly 7,000 likes in somewhat short order. As IdeaCity details, Moore is no stranger to public controversy and debate, having departed from the organization which he co-founded — Greenpeace — because activists and other sensationalists had, in his view, hijacked the meaning and the motivations behind the environmental and scientific communities.

Upon being informed by a Twitter follower that it was regrettable that “AOC” would have her voice heard to a much greater magnitude than his, Moore replied in equally blunt fashion.

“It won’t be long until she is exposed for the pompous know-nothing she is. Then again, that may work in her favour!!”

At the risk of being repetitive, I repeat:

Nothing, nada, zilch, in today’s weather or climate is anywhere near out of the ordinary with the past 10,000 years.

If you have an example, kindly share it.

— Patrick Moore (@EcoSenseNow) February 26, 2019

I left @Greenpeace 33 years ago because they were hijacked by eco-fascists. The entire history is in my book, along with my take on all the eco-issues today.

Available as Kindle or print: https://t.co/CAvAYD5ytH

— Patrick Moore (@EcoSenseNow) March 3, 2019

In a biography posted on the Heartland Institute’s website, Moore’s long and distinguished career is detailed, including his work to fight Greenpeace’s misguided opposition to “Golden Rice,” an essential food to fight disease and death.

“In 2013 Dr. Moore, with his brother Michael and other family members, founded the Allow Golden Rice Society, a non-profit organization dedicated to seeing Golden Rice approved for commercial agriculture. 250 million children, mainly in tropical countries, are deficient in vitamin A and as a result, 2 million die each year. The Allow Golden Rice Now! campaign demands that Greenpeace and their allies discontinue their campaign of opposition to Golden Rice, which could eliminate vitamin A deficiency if cultivated and consumed.”

Moore is a policy adviser at the institute, a free-market think tank.

Trump Train

Published  1 month ago

The news of Roseanne Barr’s firing from her own ABC TV show last year was no doubt a downer for conservative-leaning viewers as they saw the ABC reboot of “Roseanne” as part of a push by networks to finally adhere to middle American voices on television. The success of the revival was seen as a new phase in television, one that would no doubt spin more shows promoting a Trumpian-America, or the “voices of the forgotten,” as they are called, alas, Disney put a grinding halt to it.

Barr has been on a bit of a tear lately though, refusing to adhere to any politically-correct demeanor, even after being axed by ABC for a “controversial” tweet. No, she has decided not to conform to any of the political activists that want her to just go away and shut up. If anything, Roseanne has doubled down on her free-flowingly outspoken thinking of Read More….

Barr’s off-the-rails interview on Candace Owen’s radio show will likely cause a stir. In it she calls the creators of the #MeToo movement “hos” and attacks Sen. Kamala Harris and Christine Blasey Ford.

“They’re pretending that they didn’t go to trade sexual favors for money,” Barr said.

When Owens mentioned the women who accused comedian Louis C.K. of sexual misconduct, Barr replied, “That’s who I’m talking about, too.”

“I know a ho when I see one,” proclaims Barr.

The Roseanne episode of the “Candace Owens Show” went online Sunday.

When the topic of Democratic Presidential candidate Kamala Harris came up, Barr didn’t hold back Read More….

“Look at Kamala Harris, who I call Kama Sutra Harris,” which is Barr taking a shot at the relationship Harris had with former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown, who took her under his wings and promoted her under his tenure.

“We all know what she did… she slept her way to the bottom,” the comedian said.

Barr also mentions that Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser, Christine Blasey Ford “should be in prison.”

“White women privilege” is the only thing that kept the accuser out of jail, Barr said Read More….

As for Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), Barr, a proud Jew, declares, “It’s scary that we have Hamas in our Congress,” referencing the Palestinian terror group. Both pols are Muslim. Also adding that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) openly “hate[s] Jews.”

POLITICO

Published  1 month ago

Speaker Nancy Pelosi and top Democrats are confronting a new controversy this week involving freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar, who has defied her colleagues’ calls to apologize for recent comments viewed as anti-Semitic.

Public scrutiny over the Minnesota Democrat intensified over the weekend as two of the House’s most senior Democrats condemned Omar’s remarks accusing pro-Israel advocates of “allegiance to a foreign country.” And the problem threatens to get worse for Democratic leaders, with Omar refusing her colleagues' calls to retract her statements.

House Appropriations Chairwoman Nita Lowey on Sunday called out Omar’s use of “offensive, painful stereotypes” — leading to an awkward Twitter clash as Omar dug in on her comments and was cheered by some on the left.

“Our democracy is built on debate, Congresswoman!” Omar wrote, later adding, “I have not mischaracterized our relationship with Israel, I have questioned it and that has been clear from my end.”

Members of the Democratic caucus spent the weekend privately debating how to handle the freshman’s latest controversy involving accusations of anti-Semitism. Just three weeks earlier, Pelosi and her top lieutenants issued a rare public rebuke of Omar’s previous remarks that suggested pro-Israel groups were using their financial heft to shape U.S.-Middle East policy.

The backlash continued on Monday, as the Anti-Defamation League wrote a letter to Pelosi calling for a House resolution to specifically reject what the organization calls Omar’s “latest slur.”

“We urge you and your colleagues to send the unambiguous message that the United States Congress is no place for hate,” the group’s CEO, Jonathan Greenblatt, wrote in a letter.

Nearly a dozen pro-Israel groups also urged Pelosi to oust Omar from her coveted spot on the House Foreign Relations Committee.

The chairman of that committee, Rep. Eliot Engel, who is Jewish, called out Omar for a “vile anti-Semitic slur” over the weekend, but did not call for her to be removed from the committee.

But Omar has received support from prominent progressive figures, including fellow freshman Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Minn.) — the first Palestinian-American congresswoman, who has also strongly argued that U.S. policy toward Israel should be overhauled. Another popular progressive, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), has also come to Omar's defense.

In response to Lowey’s criticism, Tlaib defended Omar and said she had been “targeted just like many civil rights icons before us who spoke out about oppressive policies.”

Omar this year became the first Somali-American and, along with Tlaib, the first Muslim woman to serve in Congress.

Omar has also been targeted by anti-Muslim attacks. Last week, an Islamophobic poster displayed at an event sponsored by the West Virginia GOP appeared to link her to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

The poster included a photo of the World Trade Center buildings on fire and a photo of Omar below it.

Omar called out her Democratic colleagues for largely failing to come to her defense even as she faced growing criticism for her comments about Israel. Lowey did condemn the “gross islamophobic stereotypes” in her tweet on Sunday, but Pelosi and other top Democrats have not specifically responded.

Omar and Tlaib have relished making public their opposition to Israeli policies — from settlements in Palestinian territories to the lobbying influence of AIPAC — in a way that has struck a nerve with Jewish lawmakers on Capitol Hill.

Omar’s positions have directly challenged a decades-old plank of U.S. foreign policy: unfaltering U.S. support for Israel.

“I am told everyday that I am anti-American if I am not pro-Israel. I find that to be problematic and I am not alone. I just happen to be willing to speak up on it and open myself to attacks,” Omar wrote on Twitter in response to Lowey.

Omar’s previous comments scrutinizing the political influence of AIPAC last month — when she tweeted the phrase, "It's all about the Benjamins baby" — drew sharp scrutiny on Capitol Hill.

Omar apologized for that statement, though House Republicans still pushed a resolution condemning anti-Semitism, without specifically naming Omar. The measure was overwhelmingly approved on the floor, including winning Omar’s vote.

True Pundit

Published  1 month ago

New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Saikat Chakrabarti, the progressive firebrand’s multimillionaire chief of staff, apparently violated campaign finance law by funneling nearly $1 million in contributions from political action committees Chakrabarti established to private companies that he also controlled, according to an explosive complaint filed Monday with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) and obtained by Fox News.

Amid the allegations, a former FEC commissioner late Monday suggested in an interview with The Daily Caller News Foundation that Ocasio-Cortez and her team could separately be facing major fines and potentially even jail time if they were knowingly and willfully violating the law by hiding their control of the Justice Democrats political action committee (PAC).

Such an arrangement could have allowed Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign to receive donations in excess of the normal limit, by pooling contributions to both the PAC and the campaign itself.

The FEC complaint asserts that Chakrabarti established two PACs, the Brand New Congress PAC and Justice Democrats PAC, and then systematically transferred more than $885,000 in contributions received by those PACs to the Brand New Campaign LLC and the Brand New Congress LLC — companies that, unlike PACs, are exempt from reporting all of their significant expenditures. The PACs claimed the payments were for “strategic consulting.” READ MORE:

New York Post

Published  1 month ago

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Anyone who isn’t a socialist at 20 has no heart, but anyone who isn’t a conservative by 40 has no brain: That old epigram is certainly playing out in today’s Democratic Party.

Millennials — ignorant of socialism’s appalling economic and human-rights history — increasingly embrace socialism and its naively unrealistic prescriptions for ending all human want.

Yet so are a growing number of veteran Democratic pols who should know better, but are clearly terrified by the growing star power of the likes of Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. And never mind House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s warning that “this is not a bumper-sticker war.”

Gallup reports that 57 percent of Democrats have a positive view of socialism. But do they even have any idea what they’re talking about? The same poll shows respondents supporting small business and free enterprise and rejecting the idea that government is doing too little.

And today’s Democratic socialists don’t seem to embrace the classic definition of socialism as government control of the means of production — which has traditionally meant nationalizing whole industries.

These socialists insist they don’t support repressive states like the Soviet Union or North Korea. But Sanders and the rest refuse to say a critical word about Venezuela, which is on the brink of social and economic collapse due to socialism.

Instead, they point to Scandinavian-style socialism in nations like Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden as “true socialism.” One problem: Those countries aren’t socialist.

As Danish Prime Minister Lars-Lokke Rasmussen has said: “Denmark is far from a socialist planned economy. Denmark is a market economy.”

These “socialist” states have no mandated minimum wage or guaranteed jobs. Taxes are higher than US rates, but largely by making the middle and working classes pay big via the Value Added Tax — which hits consumption, not income or wealth.

True socialism, in fact, is reflected in Venezuela, Cuba and the Soviet Union. All are or were economic disasters and brutally repressive states.

Young people might be forgiven for their ignorance. Their elders should be leading — not meekly parroting them in fear.

I Love My Freedom

Published  1 month ago

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has recently been under fire for her massive carbon footprint. The freshman congresswoman is the author of the 'Green New Deal' which calls for the end of gas cars, planes and even cow

Dan Bongino

Published  1 month ago

AUDIO ONLY:

In this episode I address the Democrats’ latest line of attack on the President, despite evidence that it’s all made up. I also address Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s latest screw-up on Twitter.

News Picks:

Liberal “fact-checkers” blow it, again!

Did Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez illegally pay her boyfriend?

Wealthy Americans are already paying the overwhelming majority of taxes.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweets out another lie.

The Democrats latest charges are total nonsense.

Another silly liberal talking point evaporates as tax refund check amounts rise.

Judge orders the release of the Christopher Steele deposition.

Fox News

Published  1 month ago

In a new off-the-rails interview, Roseanne Barr calls originators of the #MeToo movement “hos” and attacks Sen. Kamala Harris, Christine Blasey Ford and many other women.

The Washington Times

Published  1 month ago

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s top aide illegally funneled campaign donations to two companies he owned, according to a complaint filed Monday with the Federal Elections Commission.

Saikat Chakrabarti set up Brand New Congress PAC to collect and bundle donations for newbie politicians including Ms. Ocasio-Cortez. He then diverted more than $1 million to two of his companies that did campaign work, skirting reporting requirements, said the complaint by National Legal and Policy Center.

“These are not minor or technical violations. We are talking about real money here,” said Tom Anderson, director of NLPC’s Government Integrity Project. “In all my years of studying FEC reports, I’ve never seen a more ambitious operation to circumvent reporting requirements.”

He added that Ms. Ocasio-Cortez, New York Democrat, “has been quite vocal in condemning so-called dark money, but her own campaign went to great lengths to avoid the sunlight of disclosure.”

The PAC money went to Mr. Chakrabarti’s Brand New Congress LLC and Brand New Campaign LLC, entities that, unlike PACs and candidate campaigns, do not have to report or itemize their spending.

The Ocasio-Cortez campaign also was paying Brand New Congress LLC for “strategic consulting.”

Mr. Chakrabarti, a Silicon Valley tech millionaire who delved into far-left politics, was instrumental in Ms. Ocasio-Cortez’s long-shot win over veteran politician Rep. Joseph Crowley and was rewarded with the chief of staff job in her congressional office.

Another FEC complaint by filed last week by the Coolidge Reagan Foundation alleged Brand New Congress PAC was involved in a scheme to funnel money to Ms. Ocasio-Cortez’s live-in boyfriend, Riley Roberts.

At the same time Mr. Roberts, a 29-year-old web developer, received payments totaling $6,0000 as a “marketing consultant” for the PAC, the Ocasio-Cortez campaign was paying Brand New Congress LLP for strategic consulting.

Asked about the payments, Ms. Ocasio-Cortez focused on the legal entities handing the cash.

“He’s not on my payroll. They were not working for me and they are two separate entities here,” she told The Washington Times. “This is the difference between an LLC and a PAC.”

The Coolidge Reagan Foundation, a conservative Washington nonprofit focused on free speech and campaign finance, said it looked like a shell game.

“The timing and amounts of these transactions, the use of two affiliated entities as intermediaries, the vague and amorphous nature of the services Riley ostensibly provided, the magnitude of these transactions compared to both the limited funds the campaign had raised at the time and the total amount of its expenditures, and the romantic relationship between Ocasio-Cortez and Riley collectively establish reason to believe these transactions may have violated campaign finance law,” said the group’s complaint.

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Mail Online

Published  1 month ago

New York Rep Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is being branded a hypocrite tor spending $29,365.70 on ride-share apps but wanting no fossil fuels or greenhouse gas emissions in 10 years.

True Pundit

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On Thursday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), furious that an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal stated that she “leads a generation of young people to take pride in their ignorance—of the laws of nature, of history, of the Constitution, of the eternal battle for freedom,” sneered back on Twitter, writing, “I guess WSJ Editorial Page takes pride in their ignorance of our nation’s history of slavery, Jim Crow, & mass incarceration; willful doubt on the decades of science on climate change; targeting of indigenous peoples, and the classist, punitive agenda targeting working families.”

I guess WSJ Editorial Page takes pride in their ignorance of our nation’s history of slavery, Jim Crow, & mass incarceration; willful doubt on the decades of science on climate change; targeting of indigenous peoples, and the classist, punitive agenda targeting working families. https://t.co/pT4hLhSZiX

— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) February 28, 2019

Breitbart

Published  1 month ago

President Donald Trump treated CPAC crowds with a speech that lasted over two hours on Saturday, just outside of Washington, DC.

SARAH PALIN

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President Trump is ready and willing to face any Democratic primary contender that supports the Green New Deal currently being pushed in the House by Democratic newcomer Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The president joked during his CPAC speech

Fox News

Published  1 month ago

U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., is facing questions after campaign records revealed she paid herself $17,500 as a salary after the midterm elections, in what appeared to be a violation of campaign finance rules, a report said.

Tlaib, a firebrand freshman Democrat from Detroit, has been facing scrutiny over her connections to radical anti-Israel activists and a profane call to impeach President Trump.

She caused uproar on Capitol Hill earlier this week by insinuating that Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C. -- her colleague on the House Oversight and Reform Committee -- had used Trump family friend Lynne Patton, an African-American, as a racist “prop” during former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen’s appearance before the panel. (Later, Tlaib and Meadows were seen sharing an embrace on the House floor, after apparently resolving their differences.)

OMAR, TLAIB SAY CRITICS CHARGE 'ANTI-SEMITISM' AGAINST THEM AS WAY TO END DEBATE OVER ISRAEL'S POLICIES

Yet the latest filings with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) may land the radical congresswoman into hot water with questions on whether her campaign broke the rules after making salary payments to Tlaib after Election Day last year.

Tlaib’s campaign began paying her a salary of about $4,000 every month since May 2018 up until the general election Nov. 6 – a perfectly legal practice if the campaign chose to do so. But according to the filings, as first spotted by the Washington Free Beacon, Tlaib also paid herself $2,000 on Nov. 16 and a whopping $15,500 on Dec. 1 – weeks after the election was over, in an apparent violation of FEC statutes.

The FEC rules state that a general election candidate is allowed to dip into campaign coffers to give himself or herself a salary only up to the election date. The candidate can no longer draw a salary after the election date, or because of other reasons that ended the campaign.

“If the candidate loses the primary, withdraws from the race, or otherwise ceases to be a candidate, no salary payments may be paid beyond the date he or she is no longer a candidate,” the rules state.

“If the candidate loses the primary, withdraws from the race, or otherwise ceases to be a candidate, no salary payments may be paid beyond the date he or she is no longer a candidate.”

— Federal Election Commission rules

A Tlaib ally, U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., grabbed headlines last year after saying that due to the rules that prohibit the use of campaign funds to pay a salary after the election date, she would have trouble finding an apartment in Washington, D.C. until she began receiving a paycheck for her work in Congress.

“I have three months without a salary before I’m a member of Congress. So, how do I get an apartment? Those little things are very real,” Ocasio-Cortez told the New York Times at the time.

Tlaib’s office didn’t respond to Fox News’ request for a comment and clarification of the nature of the salary payment.

An FEC spokesperson told the Washinton Free Beacon that candidates are allowed to make payments to themselves after the election -- but only for activities that happened during the election period.

An election law and government ethics lawyer also told the outlet that Tlaib may have deflated her monthly payments during the campaign for political purposes while “knowing full well that she would make up any difference at the end by giving herself a lump sum payment.”

“That would let her skirt negative publicity, of the sort that Alan Keyes generated when he paid himself a sizable salary. An after-the-fact, lump-sum payment cuts against the purpose of the rule, which is to help the candidate pay for daily living expenses while campaigning,” the lawyer added.

True Pundit

Published  1 month ago

A Majority Of Americans Would Rather Have A Wall Sealing America’s Southern Border Than The Green New Deal, According To A Poll Released On Wednesday.

Fifty-one percent of Americans say that they would rather have a border wall on America’s southern border, compared to 31 percent who say that they want a Green New Deal, according to a poll released by Remington Research Group.

Republicans said that they would prefer a border wall by a 68-point margin, while Independents said that they would prefer a border wall by a two-to-one margin.

Overall, a majority of Americans, or 51 percent, said they oppose a Green New Deal, 51 percent of Democrats support the radical environmental program, while Republicans and Independents overwhelmingly oppose Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-NY) idea outright. – READ MORE

The Atlantic

Published  1 month ago

Donald Trump Jr. was perfectly at home.

It was day three of the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, commonly known as CPAC, and hundreds of activists had piled into a ballroom to hear the president’s elder son speak via live-stream. He was slated to have a conversation at Liberty University with the school’s president, Jerry Falwell Jr., though it was unclear, exactly, what that conversation would be about. While most other CPAC speakers were constrained by specific topics, such as “Protecting the Freedom of Jerusalem” and “Deficit Hawks: An Endangered Species?,” Don Jr.’s appearance was headlined on the agenda as simply “Live.”

But that was, in many ways, the point. Over the course of Donald Trump’s presidency, Don Jr.’s profile has skyrocketed. Much like his father, his draw has become based not so much on what he has to say, but on his presence alone. The 40-year-old emerged as one of the Republican Party’s most coveted surrogates in the lead-up to November’s elections, headlining more than 60 events throughout 2018. “He’s a great spokesman for his dad,” one rally-goer told McClatchy a few days before the midterms. “He punches back. I love that style and apparently it’s working.”

His CPAC talk on Friday suggested he’s likely to double down on that role ahead of his father’s reelection race in 2020. Wearing a navy suit and pink tie of appropriate length, he seemed quite comfortable on stage, bouncing easily between the kinds of topics that translate as candy to the president’s base—abortion, transgender rights, and socialism, to name a few. For nearly every riff, there was applause; for every quip, laughter. He presented himself as a man who has fully embraced his role as his father’s defender, and is having fun with it, too—meaning voters can probably expect much more of Don Jr. as 2020 draws nearer, and perhaps even beyond the next election.

Don Jr. kicked off his event at CPAC with an excoriation of the Green New Deal, the proposal from Democratic Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York to transition the U.S. to using 100 percent renewable-energy sources. “Every mainstream, leading democratic-socialist candidate for the presidency of the United States is buying into this, saying, ‘Oh, it’s a great investment, it’s wonderful,’” he said. “It’s just insanity, and it goes to show you that no one here making trillion-dollar decisions … has any understanding of finance … They’re all just preaching some sort of leftist crazy theory.”

And those were some of his more tempered remarks. The discussion—which also included Don Jr.’s girlfriend and former Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle; the Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk; and Falwell Jr.’s wife, Becki—veered at one point into the topic of gender dysphoria. Becki Falwell announced that she had a new grandchild, a girl, named Reagan. Don Jr. quipped that he had “lobbied” the family to name her “Trump,” which Becki Falwell then joked was not the “most feminine name.”

“We’re gonna take a page out of the liberal playbook,” Don Jr. then said with mock credulity. “It doesn’t matter, it doesn’t matter, we can identify how we want.”

“She’s our granddaughter, and we’re raising her as a girl,” Becki Falwell was quick to clarify. “We’re not letting her have a choice. God makes the choice of what the babies are gonna be. And God decided she was a girl.”

Falwell Jr. added that there was no need to worry as long as she was carrying dolls. “My boys always had guns in their hands,” he said.

“Hashtag me too,” Don Jr. said, capping off the exchange.

It was the kind of loaded culture-wars commentary that President Trump used to great effect on the campaign trail, indicating that Don Jr. is equally capable of deploying it. But he also showcased the ways in which he can make the case for his father better than his father himself can.

Much to the chagrin of congressional Republicans, the president has long struggled to stick to talking points about jobs and the economy—areas in which lawmakers feel this administration has succeeded. Many of the president’s speeches on those subjects have quickly veered into hotbeds such as the ongoing Russia investigation or personal attacks on his opponents. On Friday, however, Don Jr. spent a good deal of time discussing the economy. “The reality is, the results are speaking for themselves,” he boasted. “All-time-low female unemployment, all-time-low African American unemployment, all-time-low Hispanic unemployment—it sort of goes against the narrative.” And when another panelist attempted to segue into the Mueller probe, Don Jr. devoted just one sentence to the topic before swiveling to his father’s foreign-policy bona fides. All of which seemed to indicate that he may be the campaign’s better choice for promoting the president’s strengths, and downplaying his weaknesses, on the 2020 trail.

His remarks ultimately touched on all of Trumpism’s greatest hits, the political and cultural issues the campaign can use to help keep his father’s base intact. That unified support has been called into question in recent months, as the president continued to lose out on opportunities to make his border wall, a major rallying point for his supporters, a reality. But the cheering on Friday afternoon seemed to indicate that, border wall or no border wall, Don Jr. is quite capable of helping keep Republicans loyal.

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100PercentFedUp.com

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“I, regretfully, was one of the folks who would only wear it the days I didn’t have the time or energy to fix my hair”

Reason.com

Published  1 month ago

It's way too early to be thinking this, much less saying it, but what the hell: If Donald Trump is able to deliver the sort of performance he gave today at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), the annual meeting of right-wingers held near Washington, D.C., his reelection is a foregone conclusion.

There is simply no potential candidate in the Democratic Party who wouldn't be absolutely blown off the stage by him. I say this as someone who is neither a Trump fanboy nor a Never Trumper. But he was not simply good, he was Prince-at-the-Super-Bowl great, deftly flinging juvenile taunts at everyone who has ever crossed him, tossing red meat to the Republican faithful, and going sotto voce serious to talk about justice being done for working-class Americans screwed over by global corporations.

In a heavily improvised speech that lasted over two hours, the 72-year-old former (future?) reality TV star hit every greatest hit in his repertoire ("Crooked Hillary," "build the wall," "America is winning again," and more all made appearances) while riffing on everything from the Green New Deal to his own advanced age and weird hair to the wisdom of soldiers over generals. At times, it was like listening to Robin Williams' genie in the Disney movie Aladdin, Howard Stern in his peak years as a radio shock jock, or Don Rickles as an insult comic. When he started making asides, Trump observed, "This is how I got elected, by going off script." Two years into his presidency and he's just getting warmed up.

First and foremost, Trump was frequently funny and outre in the casually mean way that New Yorkers exude like nobody else in America. "You put the wrong people in a couple of positions," he said, lamenting the appointment of Robert Mueller as a special prosecutor, "and all of a sudden they're trying to take you out with bullshit." He voiced Jeff Sessions in a mock-Southern accent, recusing "muhself" and asked the adoring crowd why the former attorney generally hadn't told him he was going to do that before he was appointed.

Democrats backing the Green New Deal (GND) "are talking about trains to Hawaii," he said. "They haven't figured out how to get to Europe yet." He begged the Democrats not to abandon the GND because he recognizes that the more its details and costs are discussed, the more absurd it will become. "When the wind stops blowing, that's the end of your energy," he said at one point. "Did the wind stop blowing, I'd like to watch television today, guys?" "We'll go back to boats," he said, drawing huge laughs when he added, "I don't want to talk [the Democrats] out of [the GND], I just want to be the Republican who runs against it."

He railed against Never-Trump Republicans: "They're on mouth-to-mouth resuscitation," he said, adding "they're basically dishonest people" that no one cares about. He joked about being in the White House all alone on New Year's because of the government shutdown. "I was in the White House and I was lonely, so I went to Iraq," he said, recounting that when his plane was approaching the U.S. airstrip in Iraq, all lights had to be extinguished for landing. "We spend trillions of dollars in the Middle East and we can't land planes [in Iraq] with the lights on," he said, shaking his head in disbelief. "We gotta get out." He then riffed on the generals he met there who, contrary to the Pentagon brass he dealt with, said they could vanquish ISIS in a week. He claimed to have talked with a general named "Raising Cane," which might be Brigadier Gen. J. Daniel Caine, but Trump is the farthest thing from a details guy, right? "Sometimes I learn more from soldiers than I do generals," he said, deftly moving from jokes to more-substantive discussions of policies or issues.

In all seriousness, this is quite a performance from Trump: he is just about two hours into this speech and shows no signs of flagging. And far as I can tell, the CPAC crowd is still with him.

— Alexander Nazaryan (@alexnazaryan) March 2, 2019

You can cover a huge amount of material in two-hours-plus, and Trump certainly did that. After speaking sympathetically of immigrants who want to come to the United States and saying that we need more people because the economy (well, his economy, as he takes credit for it) is doing so well, he immediately dismissed the Guatemalans, Salvadorans, and Hondurans traveling north in caravans across Mexico. In a bizarre display of simultaneous empathy and contempt, he talked at length about how female migrants are being systematically "raped" but also how the caravans were filled with criminals and drug dealers. It was "sad to see how stupid we've become" to think that the caravans are filled with good people. As he has been doing since his State of the Union address, he has been laying out a partial, inchoate case for a skills-based immigration program. He explained walking away from the table with North Korea even as he noted yet again that he has a great relationship with the dictator Kim Jong Un. In a long riff on trade policy, he invoked the "Great Tariff Debate of 1888" and how China "and everyone else" had been taking advantage of us until he started pushing back. He took time to talk about how no, really, the crowd at his inauguration was in fact historically large despite all publicly available evidence.

All in all, it was, in the words of Daniel Dale, the Washington correspondent for the Toronto Star, "one of the least-hinged speeches Trump has given in a long time." It was indeed all over the place but like the weirdly wide-ranging and digressive speech in which he declared a national emergency, it was also an absolute tour de force, laying out every major point of disagreement between Republicans and Democrats (abortion, the Second Amendment, and taxes, among other things) while tagging the latter aggressively as socialists who will not only end the private provision of health care but take over the energy sector too. Those charges take on new life in the wake of the announcement of the GND and comments, however short-lived, by Democrats such as Kamala Harris, who at one point recently called for an end to private health care. And over 100 House Democrats have signed on to a plan that would end private health insurance in two years. For all the biting criticism and dark humor in today's speech, Trump has mostly ditched the "American Carnage" rhetoric that marked his first Inaugural Address, pushing onto liberals and Democrats all the negativity and anger that used to surround him like the dust cloud surrounds Pigpen in the old Peanuts cartoons. "We have people in Congress right now who hate our country," he said. "We can name every one of them. Sad, very, very sad."

At moments, he seemed to be workshopping his themes and slogans for 2020. "We believe in the American Dream, not the socialist nightmare," he averred at one point. "Now you have a president who finally standing up for America." The future, he said "does not belong to those who believe in socialism. The future belongs to those who believe in freedom. I've said it before and will say it again: America will never be a socialist country." That's a line that may not work forever, but it will almost certainly get the job done in 2020.

None of this is to suggest that this speech wasn't as fact-challenged as almost every utterance Trump has given since announcing his candidacy for the Republican nomination (go to Daniel Dale's Twitter thread for a running count of misstatements of fact). He hammered trade deficits in a way that will remind anyone with an undergrad economics course under their belt that he fundamentally doesn't know what he's talking about. He misrepresented both NAFTA and the new trade bill he crafted with Mexico and Canada, and at the exact moment that hundreds of wearied listeners started leaving the ballroom at The Gaylord Resort and Convention Center, he claimed that not a single person had left their seat.

But the 2020 presidential race is not going to be decided based on which candidate is more tightly moored to reality. It's going to be decided, like these things always are, by the relative health of the economy and the large vision of the future the different candidates put forward. As the economy continues to expand (however anemically compared to historical averages) and he continues to avoid credible charges of impeachable offenses, Trump is becoming sunnier and sunnier while the Democrats are painting contemporary America as a late-capitalist hellhole riven by growing racial, ethnic, and other tensions.

Trump isn't the creator of post-factual politics in America, he is merely currently its most-gifted practitioner (oddly, his ideological and demographic counterpart and fellow New Yorker Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez may become a challenger to him on precisely this score). Trump may have next to no credibility in profoundly disturbing ways, but American politics has been drifting away from reality for the entire 21st century, when the 2000 election was essentially decided by a coin flip, the United States entered the Iraq War under false premises, and Barack Obama took home Politifact's 2013 "Lie of the Year" award and dissembled unconvincingly in the wake of Edward Snowden's revelations.

That Trump didn't invent the current situation doesn't mean we shouldn't be concerned about it, but if he can continue to perform the way he did today at CPAC, it remains to be seen what Democratic rival can rise to that challenge.

onenewsnow

Published  1 month ago

A Republican group has filed a Federal Election Commission (FEC) complaint alleging Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) used thousands of dollars from her Congressional campaign money to pay her boyfriend.

The Gateway Pundit

Published  1 month ago

Democrat mouthpiece Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez must feel a little feisty this morning.

The Socialist Democrat accused ICE of injecting children with unknown substances and rape.

If you’re mad that I think people SHOULD KNOW when Dems vote to expand ICE powers, then be mad.

ICE is a dangerous agency with 0 accountability, widespread reporting of rape, abuse of power, + children dying in DHS custody.

Having a D next to your name doesn’t make that right.

— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 2, 2019

ICE is injecting kids with unknown substances?

Again, didn’t threaten a primary.

I was upset that 26 Dems forced the other 200+ to vote for a pro-ICE provision at the last min without warning.

Because I think an agency that pins children down + forcibly injects them w/ antipsychotic drugs shouldn’t be given more power. https://t.co/1e3cWXzOT6

— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 2, 2019

And she’s still blaming ICE for children dying in custody after the kids were dragged through a blistering desert by the parents before the entered the US.

realclearpolitics

Published  1 month ago

Nancy Pelosi, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar and Jahana Hayes on what brought them to Washington, their message to President Trump, and more.

"Mr. President, do the country a favor, don't run," Pelosi said in the video interview.

Read the Rolling Stone interview here.

Chicks On The Right — Young Conservatives

Published  1 month ago

In the short time she’s had since winning her primary and taking office, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has become well-known for her gaffes and her radical socialist ideas.

But she just may have bought herself some trouble.

A complaint was filed against her with the FEC for allegedly violating campaign finance laws by the Coolidge Reagan Foundation.

The complaint highlighted a report from earlier in February by Luke Thompson, who “published an article entitled ‘The Congresswoman Loves the Swamp. Her Wealthy Chief of Staff Used a PAC to Pay Her Boyfriend,’ on Medium, which parses FEC records to reveal evidence Ocasio-Cortez funneled money from her official campaign account to her boyfriend, Riley Roberts.”

The complaint continues:

“The timing and amounts of these transactions, the use of two affiliated entities as intermediaries, the vague and amorphous nature of the services Riley ostensibly provided, the magnitude of these transactions compared to both the limited funds the campaign had raised at the time and the total amount of its expenditures, and the romantic relationship between Ocasio-Cortez and Riley collectively establish reason to believe these transactions may have violated campaign finance law.”

They believe the situation violates two different statutes, 52 U.S.C. § 30114(b)(1) that states campaign contributions “shall not be converted by any person to personal use” and 52 U.S.C. § 30104(b)(6) which required that someone’s name and address be identified if they received more than $200 in the election cycle.

You can see the problem when you see the amounts of money in relation to the first statute.

Her campaign transferred a total of $6,191.32 to Brand New Congress PAC in late August and September 2017, which contemporaneously had its affiliated LLC pay $6,000 to her boyfriend, Riley. And it’s alleged that process then masked that it was really being paid to Roberts.

According to the NY Post, Dan Backer, an attorney for the Foundation said that it is perfectly legal to hire family. But instead of that “they paid him through an intermediary – in order to obscure the fact they paid him.”

Brand New Congress, the PAC that hired her boyfriend, claims the payments were legal.

“[Roberts] is a professional digital marketing and growth consultant who specializes in social media presence and subscriber engagement,” a spokeswoman for Brand New Congress PAC told Fox.

“He was hired through a 2 month trial period, beginning on August 3, 2017, and worked through the end of September 2017,” the spokeswoman added. “Services to the Brand New Congress PAC consisted of advertising strategies for potential growth, developing metrics, and aiding in execution of strategy to increase brand awareness for the PAC as a whole.”

Breitbart

Published  1 month ago

This week “Rolling Stone” Magazine released video to promote their cover story featuring Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Rep. Jahana Hayes (D-CT).

When asked what her message to President Donald Trump is, Pelosi said, “Mr. President, do the country a favor, don’t run,” Pelosi said in the video interview.”

(h/t RCP Video)

Townhall

Published  1 month ago

Earlier this week, House Republicans scored a second surprise victory on a 'motion to recommit,' one of the lower chamber minority's few procedural tactics. During a legislative battle over gun control legislation, more than two dozen Democrats backed a GOP proposal to require that ICE be notified whenever an illegal immigrant is flagged attempting to purchase a firearm. Republicans succeeded in another MTR gambit several weeks ago, adding language condemning anti-semitism to a foreign policy vote, a move clearly designed to isolate and shame Rep. Ilhan Omar. Following these losses, Democratic leadership is reeling, leading to a fiery closed-door party meeting, during which various factions of the party reportedly sniped at each other:

House Democrats exploded in recriminations Thursday over moderates bucking the party, with liberal Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez threatening to put those voting with Republicans “on a list” for a primary challenge. In a closed-door session, a frustrated Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) lashed out at about two dozen moderates and pressured them to get on board. “We are either a team or we’re not, and we have to make that decision,” Pelosi said, according to two people present but not authorized to discuss the remarks publicly. But Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), the unquestioned media superstar of the freshman class, upped the ante, admonishing the moderates and indicating she would help liberal activists unseat them in the 2020 election. Corbin Trent, a spokesman for Ocasio-Cortez, said she told her colleagues that Democrats who side with Republicans “are putting themselves on a list.”

Moderate-leaning Democrats did not take kindly to such threats, reminding more left-wing members that the new majority was built by freshmen who were able to win purple and even red-tinted districts:

They insist they are not going to be dissuaded from voting with their districts, and many are warning that majority control is at stake...Inside the Democratic meeting, one of those freshmen — Rep. Xochitl Torres Small (N.M.) — reacted sharply to Ocasio-Cortez’s comments and rose to urge her colleagues to respect the political reality of representing a swing district, according to multiple people present. A spokesman for Torres Small did not respond to a request for comment.

According to reports, Speaker Pelosi lashed out at wayward members, demanding that they stop voting with Republicans on procedural motions -- even musing about the party withholding campaign assistance to those who aren't sufficiently loyal to the team. House leadership is now debating whether to avoid these internecine fights moving forward by changing the rules in such a way that limits MTR's effectiveness as a tactic:

Democratic leaders are considering changing House rules to make it harder for Republicans to spring surprise procedural votes on the majority after several embarrassing incidents on the floor in recent weeks. Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) and other top Democrats are weighing revising the House rules to require Republicans give them more notice on specific procedural votes, known as a “motion to recommit,” a wonky tactic that the GOP has used to force Democrats to vote on a range of controversial issues since January...The debate over whether to change the House rules to limit the minority party’s influence is expected to come up Thursday when Democrats huddle for the weekly whip meeting, led by Clyburn. Multiple Democratic aides cautioned that the discussions of modifying House rules are still in the early stages and nothing has been agreed to or endorsed by leadership.

Ironically, what to do about Republican efforts to divide Democrats on these votes is simultaneously opening up a schism within Democratic leadership:

Pelosi, Hoyer and Clyburn have watched with alarm for weeks as Republicans have continued to win Democratic support for their controversial amendments, often from freshmen who have privately expressed concerns about the GOP using these votes against them in campaign ads...Pelosi again restated her belief that Democrats should stay unified on these votes...But Hoyer and Clyburn have embraced a different strategy, saying some vulnerable members should be free to vote with Republicans if they feel it will benefit their district. A senior Democratic aide put the onus on Hoyer and Clyburn for the ongoing problem, saying the two leaders are not communicating with each other about which members they have cut loose to vote with the GOP, creating a problem that is difficult to fix.

Breitbart

Published  1 month ago

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has been caught spreading a lie about Donald Trump Jr. being part of a "criminal conspiracy."

The Political Insider

Published  1 month ago

Payments made to Riley Roberts, the boyfriend of New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, have spurred an FEC complaint filing from a Republican group. The Coolidge Reagan Foundation filed the complaint alleging […]

Breitbart

Published  1 month ago

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) launched a tweet storm on Saturday, calling the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency “dangerous.”

Ocasio-Cortez, who defeated incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley (D-NY) in the 2018 Democratic Primary because she promised to abolish ICE, blasted the agency in a series of Saturday morning tweets:

Ocasio-Cortez’s tweets were referring to Democrats who voted to support a provision under a Republican-supported amendment on background checks that would report to ICE “undocumented immigrants who try to buy guns.”

The self-described Democratic Socialist’s comments came after she gave a recent speech railing against federal immigration laws and calling for abolishing ICE.

“[ICE] do not deserve a dime until they can prove that they are honoring human rights, until they can make a good faith effort to expand and embrace immigrants … Until they can prove good faith to an American ideal, they do not deserve any resources for their radical agenda,” Ocasio-Cortez said.

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) backed Ocasio-Cortez’s calls for abolishing the agency.

Breitbart

Published  1 month ago

NATIONAL HARBOR, MARYLAND — Donald Trump Jr. fired up conservative activists Thursday night attending a party hosted by Turning Point USA, a group organizing young conservatives on college campuses.

“We need you to be part of the fight!” he said at the event, standing up with Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk and Director of Communications Candace Owens. The event kicked off a series of parties surrounding the Conservative Political Action Conference just outside Washington, DC.

Kirk led students attending the event with chants of “USA! USA! USA!”

“Imagine doing that at a Democratic party?” Trump Jr. replied. “They’d kill you!”

Kimberly Guilfoyle attended the event with Donald Trump Jr. leading chants of “Trump! Trump! Trump!”

“How much do we love our president and the first family?” she said as the crowd cheered. “Let’s show the president some of the love that the mainstream media won’t report!”

Donald Trump Jr. praised the young people for working to fight socialism in America:

He said:

If the last couple of weeks of what’s going on in US politics hasn’t shown you everything you need to know that you’re on the right side, with the post-term abortion nonsense or any of the crazy that’s being thrown out there, 93 trillion dollars and we’re going to pay people who don’t to work, you’re on the right side of this guys, history is going to remember you favorably.

The party was the physical meme-child of Turning Point USA’s newest hire of conservative journalist Benny Johnson as their content creator.

The organization reserved the entire Cadillac Ranch bar outside of the convention center featuring cardboard cutouts of American celebrities and political figures such as Ronald Reagan, Kanye West, Hillary Clinton, Tim Tebow, Tom Brady, Clint Eastwood, and Taylor Swift.

TVs at the bar played looped footage of the president and the first lady and a host of internet memes including cartoon astronauts

emphatically planting the American flag into the moon.

“This didn’t exist a few years ago,” Trump Jr. said, referring to the culture of the rising organization of young people. “Thank you for making me party and making people see what this party is all about.”

White House Communications director Bill Shine and his wife Darla were spotted as well as Texas Senator Ted Cruz and newly elected former Navy SEAL Congressman Dan Crenshaw.

Attendees Instagrammed pictures of the drink menu which included drinks like a “juice box” for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a “Mexico will pay for it” Tequila sunrise and a “Sarah Sanders” which was bourbon on the rocks.

“Jussie Smollett, THIS is MAGA country!” Kirk said as the crowd roared.

Liberty Freedom | United States | The Washington Pundit

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U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., is facing questions after campaign records revealed she paid herself $17,500 as a salary after the midterm elections, in what appeared to be a violation of campaign finance rules, a report said.

Tlaib, a firebrand freshman Democrat from Detroit, has been facing scrutiny over her connections to radical anti-Israel activists and a profane call to impeach President Trump.

She caused uproar on Capitol Hill earlier this week by insinuating that Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C. — her colleague on the House Oversight and Reform Committee — had used Trump family friend Lynne Patton, an African-American, as a racist “prop” during former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen’s appearance before the panel. (Later, Tlaib and Meadows were seen sharing an embrace on the House floor, after apparently resolving their differences.)

Yet the latest filings with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) may land the radical congresswoman into hot water with questions on whether her campaign broke the rules after making salary payments to Tlaib after Election Day last year.

Tlaib’s campaign began paying her a salary of about $4,000 every month since May 2018 up until the general election Nov. 6 – a perfectly legal practice if the campaign chose to do so. But according to the filings, as first spotted by the Washington Free Beacon, Tlaib also paid herself $2,000 on Nov. 16 and a whopping $15,500 on Dec. 1 – weeks after the election was over, in an apparent violation of FEC statutes.

The FEC rules state that a general election candidate is allowed to dip into campaign coffers to give himself or herself a salary only up to the election date. The candidate can no longer draw a salary after the election date, or because of other reasons that ended the campaign.

“If the candidate loses the primary, withdraws from the race, or otherwise ceases to be a candidate, no salary payments may be paid beyond the date he or she is no longer a candidate,” the rules state.

“If the candidate loses the primary, withdraws from the race, or otherwise ceases to be a candidate, no salary payments may be paid beyond the date he or she is no longer a candidate.”— Federal Election Commission rules

A Tlaib ally, U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., grabbed headlines last year after saying that due to the rules that prohibit the use of campaign funds to pay a salary after the election date, she would have trouble finding an apartment in Washington, D.C. until she began receiving a paycheck for her work in Congress.

“I have three months without a salary before I’m a member of Congress. So, how do I get an apartment? Those little things are very real,” Ocasio-Cortez told the New York Times at the time.

Tlaib’s office didn’t respond to Fox News’ request for a comment and clarification of the nature of the salary payment.

An FEC spokesperson told the Washinton Free Beacon that candidates are allowed to make payments to themselves after the election — but only for activities that happened during the election period.

An election law and government ethics lawyer also told the outlet that Tlaib may have deflated her monthly payments during the campaign for political purposes while “knowing full well that she would make up any difference at the end by giving herself a lump sum payment.”

“That would let her skirt ne