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  • Senator Murray Vows to Fight Trump-Pence Administration’s Latest Radical Attack

    05/20/2018 2:14:54 PM PDT · by mdittmar
    Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) ^ | May 18 2018 | Senator Patty Murray (D-WA)
    Senator Murray Vows to Fight Trump-Pence Administration’s Latest Radical Attack on Women’s Access to Health Care New domestic gag rule would forbid health care providers who receive federal family planning funds from discussing the full range of reproductive health care options with patientsSenator Murray: “Let me be clear: President Trump and Vice President Pence’s opinions have no place in a woman’s conversations with her doctor about her health care—and I and women nationwide are going to fight this deeply harmful, ideological effort every step of the way”Earlier this week Senator Murray led a letter with over 200 members of Congress...
  • Bernie Sanders: NRA to blame for lack of action on gun control

    05/20/2018 2:01:46 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/20/18 | Mallory Shelbourne
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in an interview on Sunday blamed the National Rifle Association (NRA) for the lack of action in Congress on gun control legislation. Sanders told host Chuck Todd on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that it’s “unspeakable” that students are no longer surprised by school shootings. “It’s a three-letter word. It’s the NRA,” Sanders said. “And it’s Trump and the Republicans who don’t have the guts to stand up to these people and that’s pretty pathetic." Sanders’s remarks come after 10 people were killed in a shooting at a high school in Texas late last week. The Vermont...
  • The rise of homeschooling in West Virginia, Crouse: 'I've seen a shift in how people view home...

    05/20/2018 1:59:06 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    wvnews ^ | May 20, 2018 | Jake Jarvis
    FULL TITLE: The rise of homeschooling in West Virginia, Crouse: 'I've seen a shift in how people view home school' CHARLESTON — As all eyes turned to public education during the historic statewide teacher strike, more parents are choosing to pull their students out of school and educate them at home. Enrolling a child in private school has traditionally been the most popular alternative to public school. But in recent years, data shows there has been a surge in the number of home-schooled students. “I’ve seen a shift in how people view homeschool, for sure,” said Kathie Hess Crouse. “Just...
  • FYI: English isn't the official language of the United States

    05/20/2018 1:55:26 PM PDT · by sodpoodle · 17 replies
    MSN/CNN ^ | 5/20/2018 | Harmeet Kaur
    Aaron Schlossberg, a lawyer in New York, was caught on camera berating staff members of a restaurant for speaking Spanish with customers. A lot of multilingual countries promote an official language, but the United States has never done so with English. In fact, the US has no official language. "The Founding Fathers didn't see a need to declare one," Dr. Wayne Wright, a professor of language and literacy at Purdue University, told CNN. "English was pretty much the dominant language of the United States at the time and they didn't want to offend their fellow Americans who helped fight for...
  • New details revealed in shooting of lobbyist investigating murder of DNC staffer (Seth Rich)

    05/20/2018 1:47:19 PM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies
    News 3 LV ^ | 5/17/18 | Tim Barber
    **SNIP** After Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich was murdered in 2016, conservative lobbyist Jack Burkman baffled some people when he paid for a private investigation to find the killer. Then in March, Burkman himself became the victim of a mysterious shooting and was hit by an SUV in a parking garage when he was picking up documents from someone he thought was an FBI whistleblower. Using fingerprints, detectives tracked down the suspect and it turned out to be Kevin Doherty, a man who had worked for Burkman on the Seth Rich case.
  • Fear the Walking Dead Discussion Thread: Season 4 Episode 6

    05/20/2018 1:45:03 PM PDT · by ConjunctionJunction · 2 replies
    N/A | May 20, 2018 | N/A
  • John Brennan’a Latest Cryptic Tweet Has People Asking ‘Is This a Threat to Trump?’

    05/20/2018 1:34:00 PM PDT · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 55 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 20, 2018 | Cassandra Fairbanks
    Former CIA Director-turned-Twitter-troll, John Brennan sent out a cryptic tweet on Sunday quoting Cicero which had many wondering if he sent out a thinly veiled threat to Trump.
  • Author Jon Meacham: Trump took advantage of "climate of fear"

    05/20/2018 1:28:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 20, 2018 | Emily Tillett
    Jon Meacham, presidential scholar and author of "The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels," says that President Trump is in office because "we have a climate of fear in the country" which he "took advantage of" over the course of the 2016 campaign. "Politicians are far more often mirrors of who we are than they are molders. That's why the molders are so extraordinary. Franklin Roosevelt, Ronald Reagan -- those are different kinds of figures," Meacham said on CBS News' "Face the Nation" on Sunday. "I think that President Trump in many ways is president because we...
  • Ukraine wants to cut ties with the Russian Orthodox Church — here's why

    05/20/2018 1:25:06 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 5 replies
    euronews.com ^ | May 14, 2018 | David Stern
    Ukrainian officials have petitioned Orthodox Christian leaders to allow them to create a national church independent from Russia — in a bid to end more than 300 years of Moscow’s influence over religious affairs in their country. To the plan’s supporters, this creation of an “autocephalous” church would be a major step in Kyiv’s campaign to break free from Russian hegemony. “We see the restoration of neo-imperial ideas in Moscow,” said Archbishop Yevstraty Zoria, spokesperson for the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kyivan Patriarchate, to Euronews. But critics warn that such a move would risk greater division in Ukraine and...
  • Trump calls for Justice Department to give lawmakers access to documents on informant

    05/20/2018 1:22:41 PM PDT · by Magnatron · 8 replies
    CNN Fake News ^ | 19 May 2018 | Matt Korade and Alessia Grunberger
    President Donald Trump on Saturday called for his Justice Department to allow members of Congress to review documents related to an FBI informant who spoke to some of Trump's advisers during the 2016 presidential campaign. "If the FBI or DOJ was infiltrating a campaign for the benefit of another campaign, that is a really big deal," Trump wrote on Twitter. "Only the release or review of documents that the House Intelligence Committee (also, Senate Judiciary) is asking for can give the conclusive answers. Drain the Swamp!" The tweet, which fosters an unsupported theory circulating on Capitol Hill and conservative media...
  • Venezuela's Maduro eyes second term despite economic crisis

    05/20/2018 1:07:49 PM PDT · by RedMonqey · 18 replies
    AFP ^ | 20 MAY 2018 | Gianrigo Marletta
    Venezuelans, reeling under a devastating economic crisis, began voting Sunday in an election boycotted by the opposition and condemned by much of the international community but expected to hand deeply unpopular President Nicolas Maduro a new mandate. Maduro, the political heir to the late leftist firebrand Hugo Chavez, has presided over an implosion of once wealthy oil producer Venezuela's economy since taking office in 2013. Hyperinflation, food and medicine shortages, rising crime and broken water, power and transportation networks have sparked violent unrest, and left Maduro with a 75-percent disapproval rating.
  • Young People Keep Marching After Parkland, This Time to Register to Vote

    05/20/2018 1:00:04 PM PDT · by Blue House Sue · 16 replies
    New York Times ^ | 5/20/18 | Michael Tackett and Rachel Shorey
    WASHINGTON — The pace of new voter registrations among young people in crucial states is accelerating, a signal that school shootings this year — and the anger and political organizing in their wake — may prove to be more than ephemeral displays of activism. They could even help shape the outcome of the midterm elections. If voters in their teens and 20s vote in greater numbers than usual, as many promised during nationwide marches for gun control this spring, the groundswell could affect close races in key states like Arizona and Florida, where there will be competitive races for governor,...
  • Al Sharpton: royal wedding proves ‘white male supremacy is on its last breath.’ But then, Trump

    05/20/2018 12:56:34 PM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies
    bizpacreview.com ^ | 5/20/2018 | Tom Tillison
    Leading the way was race hustler Al Sharpton, the MSNBC host who carved out a very comfortable living for himself shaking down corporations. Speaking at a rally Saturday put on by his National Action Network, Sharpton took the lovely union of two people in love to say the royal wedding is proof that white male supremacy is coming to an end, the New York Daily News reported.
  • Newsprint tariffs hit newspapers hard

    05/20/2018 12:51:14 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 20 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | May 20, 2018 | John Diaz
    Never pick a fight with someone who buys ink by the barrel,” the saying goes. Yet the Trump administration is picking a fight with American newspapers over something they buy at even greater cost and quantity: newsprint.
  • “Collusion against Trump” timeline

    05/20/2018 12:47:38 PM PDT · by Godebert · 14 replies
    SHARYL ATTKISSON ^ | 5/20/18 | SHARYL ATTKISSON
    New items added in blue on May 20, 2018 It’s easy to find timelines that detail Trump-Russia collusion developments. Here are links to two of them I recommend: Politifact Russia-Trump timeline Washington Post Russia-Trump timeline On the other side, evidence has emerged in the past year that makes it clear there were organized efforts to collude against candidate Donald Trump–and then President Trump. For example:
  • What If Pope Francis Isn’t Catholic? (A Protestant reflection)

    05/20/2018 12:47:05 PM PDT · by NRx · 21 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 03-20-2018 | Collin Hansen
    In her Nobel Prize-winning book Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets, Svetlana Alexievich interviews scores of Russians who lament the loss of the Soviet Empire, even as they recount its horrors in excruciating detail. The Soviet Empire may have been barbaric, but at least they were great! The world feared them! They had defeated Hitler! (No thanks to the British and Americans.) Several unapologetic Soviets complain they lost their beloved empire without a shot. Why didn’t blood flow in the streets in her defense? They blame Mikhail Gorbachev. As one Soviet observes, the Communist system could withstand any challenge...
  • Hillary Clinton to receive prestigious Harvard medal

    05/20/2018 12:44:15 PM PDT · by Salman · 52 replies
    AP via The Sacramento Bee ^ | May 20, 2018 | The Associated Press
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Hillary Clinton is being honored with a medal during Harvard University's graduation week. The former First Lady, U.S. Senator, Secretary of State and Democratic candidate for president will be awarded Friday in Cambridge with the Radcliffe Medal, which the university says honors individuals whose life and work have had a "transformative impact on society." Organizers say Clinton was chosen because she's a "champion for human rights," a "skilled legislator" and "an advocate of American leadership" on the world stage. Former Secretary of State and 2001 Radcliffe Medalist Madeleine Albright will deliver a personal tribute to Clinton, and...
  • More Podesta Emails Emerge – Setting The Record Straight – Brothers Say They Had Forgotten.

    05/20/2018 12:37:59 PM PDT · by davikkm · 8 replies
    IWB ^ | Ruby Henley
    It has been quite some time since I have reported on John and Tony Podesta. Tony Podesta has literally disappeared from public view. As far as John Podesta, he does tweet now and again. Judicial Watch has received access to new emails coming from John Podesta. The emails prove John Podesta lied when he said he was not affiliated with the Podesta Group. There are documents from the U.S. Department of State showing the Podesta Group working on behalf of the pro-Russia Ukrainian political group “Party of Regions.” The documents also reveal then Obama White House Counsel John Podesta lobbying...
  • Patricia Morison, Star of the Original ‘Kiss Me, Kate,’ Dies at 103

    05/20/2018 12:35:16 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 6 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | May 20, 2018 | Mike Barnes
    Patricia Morison, the glamorous star who originated the role of the shrewish actress diva in the delightful 1948 Cole Porter musical Kiss Me, Kate, has died. She was 103. Morison, who also appeared on stage opposite Yul Brynner in The King and I in such films as The Song of Bernadette (1943), died Sunday at her home in Los Angeles of natural causes. With a mane of exuberant, dark hair that reached her hips, Morison often was cast as a villainess or “the other woman” on the big screen.
  • Border tourism booms since meeting of 2 Korean leaders

    05/20/2018 12:31:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | May 21, 2018 | IANS
    Tourism to security-related sights near the border between North and South Korea has boomed since the leaders of the two countries met last month, media reports said on Sunday. The number of visitors to tourist sights near the border has gone up 30 per cent, from 1,200-2,300 per day in the same period last year to 1,500-3,000 per day, Yonhap News agency reported. The sights include a tunnel constructed by North Korea for invading the South and the Dora Observatory from which the North Korean village of Kaesong is visible. The local government also ascribed the rise in the number...