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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...
  • Women & Children Given Cash to Join Honduran Caravan to Storm U.S. Border (VIDEO)

    10/17/2018 4:48:46 PM PDT · by Revel · 20 replies
    GP ^ | 10/17/18 | Cristina Laila
    The Associated Press reported Wednesday that the Hondurans were spotted in Chiquimula, Guatemala marching through rain, determined to make it the Mexican border. Because the migrant caravan has grown to over 4,000 people, the Mexican government has sent an additional 500 police to its border with Guatemala, reported NBC News. Just how did the migrant caravan get so big in just a matter of two days? Footage surfaced Wednesday of Honduran women with children being given cash to join the caravan. Congressman Matt Gaetz (R-FL) sounded the alarm Wednesday and called for an investigation into the source when he tweeted...
  • We’ve Grown Accustomed to Trump

    10/17/2018 4:41:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | October 17, 2018 | Lance Morrow
    Even progressives treat the president as a familiar monster. And he hasn’t destroyed the world yet. It’s hard to prove intangibles, harder still when they are in motion, like October clouds, moving rapidly across millions of minds. One obvious but neglected intangible is worth noticing in the weeks before the elections: The country—consciously or unconsciously—has gotten used to Donald Trump. Twenty-one months into his administration, Mr. Trump has been processed, or half-processed—even subtly domesticated—by the large, complicated American mind, which is improvisational and on the whole incoherent except in moments of national crisis. Even progressives to whom he is a...
  • 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.
  • Man Pleads Guilty to Sending White Powder-Laced Letters to Trump Sons

    10/17/2018 4:14:11 PM PDT · by familyop · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 17, 2018 | Katherine Rodriguez
    Authorities arrested Daniel Frisiello, 25, of Beverly, in March...Frisiello’s Facebook page stated that he worked as a program assistant at Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Boston and displayed a bevy of anti-Trump posts and links to the Democratic Party.
  • 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...
  • Nikki Haley hinted to China that ‘unpredictable’ Trump could invade North Korea: Report

    10/17/2018 3:25:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 17, 2018 | Joel Gehrke
    Ambassador Nikki Haley used the threat of a U.S. invasion of North Korea to secure a new round of sanctions against the regime last year, according to a new report. Harper’s Magazine reported that Haley raised the possibility of a U.S. invasion by telling a Chinese diplomat, “My boss is kind of unpredictable, and I don’t know what he’ll do." Haley recalled making those comments during remarks at a small gathering of people at the Council for National Policy, and as part of her effort to discourage China from vetoing additional oil sanctions on North Korea last September, following the...
  • 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.
  • Haley: U.S. Will 'Continually' Remind UN That Palestinians Aren't 'Any State at All'

    10/17/2018 3:22:38 PM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 10/17/2018 | Bridget Johnson
    "If this misguided resolution is adopted, the United States will leave no doubt about where we stand," he added in remarks to the General Assembly. "When the Palestinians speak as chair of the G77 in the General Assembly, we will remind our fellow member states that the United States does not recognize that there is a Palestinian state and that no such state has been admitted as a UN member state." Ambassador Nikki Haley affirmed in a statement that “the Palestinians are not a UN member state or any state at all" and vowed "the United States will continually point...
  • Feinstein wants Kavanaugh sexual misconduct investigation reopened if Dems take Senate

    10/17/2018 3:09:09 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 17, 2018 | Andrew O'Reilly
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., said Wednesday that if Democrats took control of the Senate following November’s midterm elections, she would be in favor of reopening an investigation into the sexual misconduct allegations levelled against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. “I’d be in favor of opening an investigation into the allegations,” Feinstein, the ranking minority member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said during a debate in San Francisco with her challenger, state Sen. Kevin de León. A fellow Democrat, de León emerged from California’s hectic jungle primary system to challenge one of the Senate’s longest tenured members for her seat. Feinstein...
  • KFI-NBC4 California Statewide Poll: Newson-50.7% Cox-43.3%

    10/17/2018 2:50:59 PM PDT · by Ravi · 18 replies
    KFI ^ | 10/17/18 | KFI
    Republican enthusiasm eclipses Democrats and remains high in a post Kavanagh confirmation environment. Gas Tax Repeal is tied this week and race for Gov begins to settle with Newsom above 50%. Generic Ballot slightly tightens matching Trump’s approvals. Governor’s Race Newsom loses nearly 3% this week and Cox picks up 1% point. Newsom’s advantage with No Party Preference voters is slipping back to 46.7% to Cox’s 44.8%. Gavin Newsom: 50.7% John Cox: 43.3% Unsure: 5.9%
  • Dem operative . . . arrested for 'battery' against Nevada GOP candidate's campaign manager

    10/17/2018 2:24:08 PM PDT · by libstripper · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | Oct. 17, 2018 | Brooke Singman
    Full title of article: "Dem operative for Soros-funded group arrested for 'battery' against Nevada GOP candidate's campaign manager" Excerpt: A Democratic operative for American Bridge 21st Century, a group founded by David Brock and funded by liberal billionaire George Soros, was arrested Tuesday after the female campaign manager for Nevada GOP gubernatorial nominee Adam Laxalt accused the operative of grabbing and yanking her arm and refusing to let go.
  • Newt Gingrich: Republicans’ new rallying cry is ‘Remember Kavanaugh’ and it may lead them to mid...

    10/17/2018 2:21:31 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 17, 2018 | Newt Gingrich
    Full title: Newt Gingrich: Republicans’ new rallying cry is ‘Remember Kavanaugh’ and it may lead them to midterm victoryIn the last few days I have been in Seattle, Dallas and Des Moines. In airports, on airplanes, in hotels and in restaurants, I have been approached again and again by people who are glad Republicans stood up for now-Justice Brett Kavanaugh and took on the left. Not a single person has been hostile or negative in five days of travel (and Seattle is hardly lacking in liberals). I do not remember any political event that has so galvanized Americans. More than...
  • Dems are trying to make ‘healthcare’ a problem GOP, but THEY are the ones who gave us Obamacare

    10/17/2018 1:52:22 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 16 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 10/17/18 | USA Features
    Non-Issue: In recent weeks, you may have begun to hear Democratic attack ads aimed at bashing Republicans over their stances on “healthcare.” Whether the ad claims GOP candidates want to “take away coverage for preexisting conditions” or “make health care more expensive,” Democrats cannot escape the fact that they, not Republicans, own the disaster that is the current state of U.S. healthcare delivery and financing.
  • Treasury employee charged with leaking financial info on Trump team was arrested with flash drive

    10/17/2018 1:37:13 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 106 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 17, 2018 | Gregg Re
    The top Treasury Department employee who was arrested and charged by federal authorities with leaking confidential financial documents pertaining to former Trump officials was apprehended with a flash drive containing the allegedly pilfered information in her hand, prosecutors said Wednesday. The dramatic arrest came on the heels of other high-profile, leak-related prosecutions under the Trump administration, which has pledged to go on the offensive against leakers that the president has called "traitors and cowards." Natalie Mayflower Sours Edwards, 40, a senior official at the department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), is accused of illegally giving a reporter bank reports documenting...
  • Dem operative for Soros-funded group arrested for 'battery' (TR)

    10/17/2018 1:30:02 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 14 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | 10/17/18 | Brooke Singman
    A Democratic operative for American Bridge 21st Century, a group founded by David Brock and funded by liberal billionaire George Soros, was arrested Tuesday after the female campaign manager for Nevada GOP gubernatorial nominee Adam Laxalt accused the operative of grabbing and yanking her arm and refusing to let go. Kristin Davison and other officials for the Nevada attorney general's campaign said the "battery" left her "terrified and traumatized" -- and with bruises on her neck and arms. “Politics is a little bit aggressive these days, but this is just insane. I’ve never seen anything like it,” Davison, 31, told...
  • Twitter: Rep. Matt Gaetz - Footage Shows Migrant Caravan Paid Cash (VIDEO)

    10/17/2018 1:25:39 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 47 replies
    BREAKING: Footage in Honduras giving cash 2 women & children 2 join the caravan & storm the US border @ election time. Soros? US-backed NGOs? Time to investigate the source!
  • Elizabeth Warren connected DNA and Native American heritage. Here's why that's destructive.

    10/17/2018 12:58:57 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 44 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 17, 2018 | by Kelly Hayes and Jacqueline Keeler
    Although her intention was to push back against Trump, Warren has provided an unwitting assist to those attempting to take away tribal sovereignty. Warren stated that she is not a member of any tribe, but her efforts to connect DNA and Native American heritage could nevertheless have unintended consequences. It is a common joke amongst Native people that the phrase “I’m 1/16th Cherokee” (or in Warren’s case, 1/64th to 1/1024th Cherokee - the DNA test can only offer up a possible range) is a “white proverb.” While the framing of Native identity that has emerged in discussions of Warren’s background...
  • 'Red Guards of Austin' Place Severed Pig Heads in Front of Campaign Offices

    10/17/2018 12:53:29 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 56 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | October 15, 2018 | By Debra Heine
    Maoist revolutionaries across the country are demanding violent revolts on Election Day to protest what they call a "bourgeois farce," according to their recent posts on social media. As Far Left Watch reports, the Red Guards of Austin escalated its war against "imperialism" last week by placing severed pig heads at "polling places and campaign offices" in and around the Austin, Texas, area. The group is calling for revolutionary violence rather than participation in the “bourgeois elections.” Red Guards LA shared the grotesque photos on Twitter: Militants placed severed pigs heads and placards protesting the elections at polling places and...