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  • Elizabeth Warren doesn’t think her claim to have Native American DNA was a huge mistake

    10/17/2018 5:29:19 PM PDT · by pissant · 2 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | 10.17.18 | Avi Selk
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is defending her decision to release a DNA test and political ad asserting she has a distant Native American ancestor — even as the Cherokee Nation condemns her for it, Republicans mock her, and political analysts wonder if she has crippled any hopes she had of competing in the 2020 presidential election. “Donald Trump goes in front of crowds multiple times a week to attack me,” Warren told members of the Boston Globe editorial board Tuesday, referring to the president’s relentless mockery of a six-year-old accusation that the senator used to identify as a Native American...
  • Record-Breaking: Trump Appoints the Most Appellate Court Judges in First Two Years

    10/17/2018 5:18:47 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 17, 2018 | Beth Bauman
    Although the Supreme Court has been the apple of everyone's eye lately, it's easy to forget about the federal court of appeals. President Donald Trump, in fact, has set a new record with 29 confirmed picks, The Washington Times reported. This accomplishment is big for conservatives, especially as Senate Democrats try to limit Trump's sphere of influence on the courts.“For the most part, they have prioritized appeals court nominees, and that is the right strategy,” Curt Levey, president of the conservative Committee for Justice, told The Times. The appeals courts are, arguably, the most important court level. They serve as a middle...
  • Brutal: Reports From Turkey Are Saying This is How Saudi Arabian Operatives

    10/17/2018 5:11:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 17, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    The mystery over the disappearance of Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi has new grisly developments. Khashoggi was last seen on October 2, entering the Saudi Arabian embassy in Istanbul to obtain a document proving he was divorced in order to marry in Turkey. The wedding was set to be the following day. He never left the premises—and theories as to what happened to him, along with increased diplomatic tension between the U.S. and the Kingdom have ensued. Khashoggi was also reported to possibly be part of Saudi Arabian intelligence having worked at embassies in Washington and London. After Crown Prince Mohammed bin...
  • Magnolia Mother's Trust: 15 Black Mothers To Receive $1000 Per Month In Basic Income Initiative

    10/17/2018 4:28:18 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 35 replies
    Jackson, MS, is once again modeling radical Black love for the nation with a pioneering basic income program that will give fifteen Black mothers living in subsidized housing $1000 every month for the next year. The initiative, Magnolia Mother’s Trust, is spearheaded by Springboard to Opportunities, in partnership with Economic Security Project, and “will be the first [guaranteed income initiative] that specifically targets extremely low-income families headed by an African American female living in affordable housing in the United States,” according to Springboard’s website. Citing “Becoming Visible,” a 2017 report published by Springboard and Washington, D.C.-based policy research group New...
  • Why Many Native Americans Are Angry With Elizabeth Warren

    10/17/2018 4:18:39 PM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    NY Times ^ | Octover 17, 2018 | Maggie Astor
    If Senator Elizabeth Warren thought that releasing her DNA test results showing Native American ancestry would neutralize a Republican line of attack, she was wrong. The test — part of her strategic preparations for a likely presidential campaign — did not placate President Trump, who has mocked Ms. Warren as “Pocahontas” and once promised $1 million to a charity of her choice if a DNA test substantiated her claims of Cherokee and Delaware heritage. And her announcement of the results angered many Native Americans, including the Cherokee Nation, the largest of the country’s three federally recognized Cherokee tribes.
  • Kleenex to ditch Mansize tissues after gender inequality complaints

    10/17/2018 4:18:29 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 51 replies
    Kleenex to ditch Mansize tissues after gender inequality complaints Katie Morley, Consumer Affairs Editor 17 October 2018 • 9:00pm The UK's most popular tissue brand, Kleenex Mansize, has been forced to clean up its image after consumers complained its name was sexist. After more than sixty years Kleenex is phasing out the Mansize tissues name, deciding instead to call the disposable handkerchiefs "Extra Large" tissues. Kimberly-Clark, which owns Kleenex, said it succumbed to growing public demand to change the name, despite not itself believing that the Mansize branding suggests or endorses gender inequality. It comes amid a wider backlash against...
  • Pritzker Campaign Workers Claim Discrimination in Lawsuit, Demand $7.5 Million

    10/17/2018 4:12:21 PM PDT · by PBRCat · 3 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | October17, 2018 | Tina Sfondeles
    “JB Pritzker for Governor has a serious race problem,” the lawsuit said. “Contrary to the candidate’s many public avowals, rather than working to meaningfully address discrimination, racism is perpetuated, condoned and ratified by the Campaign.” The lawsuit, filed Oct. 16 in Chicago federal court, specifically alleges the black and Latino campaign workers are packed into majority minority neighborhoods, often in unsafe working conditions, and are denied benefits and advancement opportunities available to their white colleagues. Named plaintiffs in the action include Maxwell Little, Jason Benton, Jelani Coleman, Celia Colon, Kasmine Calhoun, Erica Kimble, Nathaniel Madison, Tiffany Madison, James B. Tinsley...
  • Teacher: Catholic school fired me for sharing letter about church's 'homosexual problem'

    10/17/2018 3:55:11 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 10 replies
    Jersey Journal ^ | October 17, 2018
    JERSEY CITY — A Clifton woman says she was fired from the all-girl Saint Dominic Academy in Jersey City after she shared with her students a letter from a Catholic leader who blames gay priests for the "rot" and "corruption" of the Catholic Church. Joan Simon, 55, told The Jersey Journal she gave the school's juniors and seniors a copy of the letter in September and, upon her return following a leave on Oct. 9, was fired by the school's dean of students. "She kept saying it was not church teaching," Simon said. "She does not like the traditional teachings...
  • HHS to define human life as ‘beginning at conception’

    10/17/2018 3:54:01 PM PDT · by Brown Deer · 14 replies
    Live Action ^ | October 12, 2017 | Nancy Flanders
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released a draft of its new strategic plan for 2018-2022, and with the addition of a few small words, it’s clear that there is a major change. Formerly, the document stated the following in its introductory information: HHS accomplishes its mission through programs and initiatives that cover a wide spectrum of activities, serving Americans at every stage of life. The new edition now states this: HHS accomplishes its mission through programs and initiatives that cover a wide spectrum of activities, serving and protecting Americans at every stage of life, beginning at conception....
  • Rep. Ilhan Omar Calls Marriage, Fraud Claims ‘Lies’

    10/17/2018 3:25:39 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 9 replies
    WCCO.com ^ | 10/17/18 | AP
    A Minnesota Democratic candidate for Congress is poised to become the first Somali-American elected to the U.S. House. But as the election approaches, Ilhan Omar is dogged by questions about her past. The allegations first raised by conservative media in 2016 include claims that she married her brother and committed immigration fraud. More recent claims allege misuse of campaign funds. Last week, Minnesota Republicans in the 5th District launched a digital billboard campaign and website highlighting the allegations.
  • Amid racial tensions, Penn Hills girls volleyball team to skip Connellsville game (gun snowflakes)

    10/17/2018 2:50:20 PM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 14 replies
    TribLIVE ^ | 10/17/2018 | Dillon Carr
    The Penn Hills girls volleyball team will skip its volleyball game in Connellsville tonight amid a controversy between the two school districts involving accusations of racism and insensitivity. “The Penn Hills Girls Volleyball Team will not be traveling to Connellsville to play volleyball in a make up game scheduled for this evening,” Coach Jay Mitlo wrote in a blog post . “… and here’s why. It won’t be about fun, sports, or even America for that matter. It’s about racism, intimidation, and lack of respect. I’m not supporting those things. “ Mitlo said the decision to skip the game came...
  • Leaked Google Document Reveals Shift to Suppressing Free Speech

    10/17/2018 2:38:11 PM PDT · by walford · 17 replies
    The Stream ^ | October 17, 2018 | Rachel Alexander
    An 85-page Google internal briefing, chillingly and perhaps oxymoronically titled “The Good Censor,” was just leaked. The big tech giants are moving away from supporting a free internet, it says. Instead, they move toward censoring their users. That’s inevitable. And possibly even “good.”The briefing matter-of-factly notes that global internet freedoms have gone downhill for the past seven years. Users now question celebrating the openness of the internet. “People are no longer willing to see the platforms as neutral mediators of social life.” “More people are asking, isn’t ‘big tech’ really ‘big media’ in disguise?” “Is it possible to have an open...
  • UPDATE: 17-year-old arrested for making threat related to Shorewood H.S.'s 'To Kill a Mockingbird'

    10/17/2018 2:32:20 PM PDT · by Brown Deer · 17 replies
    CBS58 ^ | Oct. 17, 2018 | Lindsey Branwall
    Updated: 4:04 p.m. October 17, 2018 SHOREWOOD, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Shorewood Police say they have investigated after a threat was made on social media to lynch black students at Shorewood High School in relation to the play "To Kill a Mockingbird" that was supposed to have a performance Wednesday night. A 17-year-old male was arrested Wednesday around 3:30 p.m. for making the post. The incident is under investigation. ------ Updated: 1:14 p.m. October 17, 2018 SHOREWOOD, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The latest update from Shorewood High School is that no performance at all will happen. The decision came Tuesday...
  • Victor Davis Hanson 2018 - Could California's decline spread to the rest of America [Video 4+ mins]

    10/17/2018 1:54:54 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 28 replies
    Tucker Carlson/Fox News via You Tube ^ | October 12, 2018 | Tucker Carlson with VDH
    Video Link Tucker Carlson discusses with VDH, in this brief interview, how CA got to the state in which it finds itself today.
  • Warren's Clintonian Smoke Signals

    10/17/2018 1:04:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | October 17, 2018 | Jonathan F. Keiler
    For folks on the right, Elizabeth Warren's proffered "proof" of American Indian ethnicity is both laughable and puzzling.  Her proof is nothing of the kind, and she's seemingly reopened herself to merciless mockery by conservatives.  On Monday, Tucker Carlson came up with at least a half-dozen silly pseudo-titles for Warren, from the well known fauxcahontas to leader of the #MeSioux movement.  But Warren is playing a different game, one to the Democrat base, and using the time-tested Clinton playbook to do it.  Whether it still works remains to be seen.  The best Warren's hired expert could do was estimate that she had a single American...
  • New video shows off-duty Chicago police sergeant shooting teen from vehicle

    10/17/2018 12:56:08 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 16 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 10/17/2018 | By Madeline Buckley
    Video released Tuesday shows an off-duty Chicago police sergeant opening fire from his vehicle and wounding an apparently unarmed man as he stood on a sidewalk in front of a home in the Morgan Park neighborhood on the Far South Side. The Civilian Office of Police Accountability released police dashboard camera, home surveillance video and police reports more than a year after Ricardo “Ricky” Hayes, then 18, was shot in the arm and chest in the 11100 block of South Hermosa Avenue. The police reports identified the officer as Sgt. Khalil Muhammad, who was placed on paid desk duty indefinitely...
  • Trump’s Approval Rate Among Active-Duty Troops Drops to 44%, Military Times Poll Says

    10/17/2018 12:53:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 111 replies
    Fortune ^ | 10/16/2018 | By KEVIN KELLEHER
    President Trump’s support among U.S. troops appears to be fading, with a new survey from Military Times showing that support for him has ebbed during the past two years while his disapproval rating has increased. The survey of 829 respondents, conducted between Sept. 20 and Oct. 2, showed that the percentage approving of Trump has declined to 43.8% from 46.1% two years ago, while those disapproving rose to 43.1% from 37%. Respondents who were neutral on Trump declined from 17% to 13%, “suggesting political polarization inside the military community has intensified in recent years,” the publication said. Military Times is...
  • Farrakhan: I'm not an Anti-Semite. I'm Anti-Termite

    10/17/2018 12:51:53 PM PDT · by Quality_Not_Quantity · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/17/2018 | Joel B. Pollak
    Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan addressed a gathering in Detroit on Sunday to mark the 23rd anniversary of the Million Man March, and used it as a platform to launch yet another attack on Jews, calling them “termites.”
  • Backfire! Fauxcahontas Mocked by Media

    10/17/2018 12:42:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 17, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: No. No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no. I clearly stated yesterday that Elizabeth Warren was one of three women, one of four women that mounted what they thought was gonna be a killer October Surprise. Elizabeth Warren was gonna ride this DNA test showing that she’s Indian to blowing Trump up and the Republicans in the midterms. And just like it blew up for Hillary, it’s blown up for Elizabeth Warren. She made a serious miscalculation. Exactly, exactly what I told you yesterday! These people think… They live in their own little tunnel vision world, and they...
  • Elizabeth Warren's No 'Woman of Color'

    10/17/2018 12:32:46 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 17, 2018 | Brent Bozell and Tim Graham
    So, Sen. Elizabeth Warren has announced she commissioned a DNA test to address her long-standing claims of having Cherokee ancestry. The Boston Globe reported that her DNA analysis "suggests she's between 1/64th and 1/1,024th Native American." The fraction 1/1,024 works out to 0.09 percent. So since Sen. Warren is .09 percent American Indian, she may now be eligible to own .09 percent of a casino. There are two ways to understand this story. Let's start with some sobering reality. Cherokee Nation Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr. issued an angry afternoon statement saying: "A DNA test is useless to determine...