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Democrats Plan to Highlight Health Care and Jobs Over Investigating Trump

WASHINGTON -- House Democrats, recovering from their failed push to remove President Donald Trump from office, are making a sharp pivot to talking about health care and economic issues, turning away from their investigations of the president as they focus on preserving their majority.Top Democrats said that oversight of the president will continue, and they plan in particular to press Attorney General William Barr over what they said are Trump's efforts to compromise the independence of the ...
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The Democratic Party is weak. Mike Bloomberg could break it.

The Democratic Party is hanging by a thread.I obviously don't mean that a candidate who runs under the "Democratic" brand is doomed to fall short in his or her contest with President Trump later this year. Or that politicians who affix that label to themselves are bound to lose their House and Senate seats in November. Or that state houses are bound to flip to the Republicans when voters next go to the polls. For all I know "The Democrats" will have a banner year at the ballot box.Yet the De...
Tags: News, Minnesota, Senate, White House, Massachusetts, Milwaukee, New York City, America, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Indiana, Gop, Hillary Clinton, House, Ted Cruz, Iowa


Former CBP commissioner says deployment of elite Border Patrol units to sanctuary cities is a 'significant mistake'

The Trump administration is escalating its fight against so-called sanctuary cities.The White House is set to deploy 100 tactical Border Patrol officers in 10 U.S. cities — New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Houston, Boston, New Orleans, Detroit, and Newark, New Jersey — between February and May to assist Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers, The New York Times reported Friday. Trump has clashed with those cities because local authorities often don't cooperate wi...
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Mike Bloomberg dogged by more past controversial remarks

* Apparent attack on intelligence of factory and farm workers * Trump and Bloomberg’s Democratic rivals step up their attacks More past comments emerged on Monday to further dog media mogul and billionaire Mike Bloomberg’s chase for the Democratic presidential nomination, including an apparent attack on the intelligence of factory and farm workers in the US.Speaking at Oxford University’s Saïd business school in the UK in 2016, the former mayor of New York appeared to question if blue-collar wo...
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People Power: VA Ban Defeated; WA Gun Owners Can Take a Lesson

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam nra-Ila image U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- News erupted Monday morning that the proposed ban on so-called “assault weapons” in Virginia—the measure supported by anti-gun Gov. Ralph Northam—was “shelved” in committee on a 10-5 bipartisan vote, handing the governor an embarrassing defeat. According to Fox News, the vote saw four moderate Democrats cross party lines. It came a month after an estimated 22,000 heavily-armed Virginians and supporters from other states descen...
Tags: Facebook, Guns, Washington, White House, Virginia, Bloomberg, Fox, Fox News, Seattle, Michael Bloomberg, Richmond, Nra, Legislature, State Capitol, Jay Inslee, Alliance


Meet the 19 'solo general partners' in venture capital investing that every founder should know

We identified 19 solo general partners who are shaking up venture capital. For this list, we defined a solo general partner as a fund manager who takes outside capital and is the only general partner at their investment firm. Click here for more BI Prime stories. A new generation of tech investors are sticking to writing small checks even as $100 million rounds became the norm. The flush of capital in the private markets has given rise to the solo general partner, a individual who invests in ...
Tags: Google Drive, Facebook, White House, China, Los Angeles, Trends, General Motors, Cisco, Paypal, Andreessen, Merrill Lynch, Jp Morgan, Silicon Valley, University Of California Berkeley, Oakland, Yen


William Barr: how the attorney general became Trump's enabler-in-chief

Barr’s brazen intervention in the case of the president’s crony Roger Stone is the latest grave disappointment to those who thought he might rein in his boss’s excessesLawyers who have filled political appointee positions in the Trump administration have been pursued by doubts about their qualifications or caliber.In 2018, a justice department staffer was made acting attorney general, the department’s top job.Last week, the president installed a young friend of his aide Stephen Miller atop a pyr...
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Why Wasn’t Andrew McCabe Charged?

The Justice Department announced Friday that it is closing its investigation of Andrew McCabe, the FBI’s former deputy director, over his false statements to investigators probing an unauthorized leak that McCabe had orchestrated. McCabe was fired in March 2018, shortly after a blistering Justice Department inspector general (IG) report concluded that he repeatedly and blatantly lied — or, as the Bureau lexicon puts it, “lacked candor” — when questioned, including under oath.Why not indict McCab...
Tags: New York, News, Obama, Washington, White House, Russia, Reagan, Cnn, Fbi, Hillary Clinton, United States, Manhattan, House Intelligence Committee, District Of Columbia, Doj, George W Bush


Bad political advertising: The Lincoln Project

The Lincoln Project was launched in late 2019 by a group of high-profile Republicans (or ex-Republicans) who see the current president as “a clear and present danger to the Constitution and our Republic” and who seek to “defeat President Trump and Trumpism at the ballot box.” (Read more about the Lincoln Project.) Worthy goals, supported by a sober, elegantly designed website.* So why were the Lincoln Project’s first ads, which appeared before this week’s New Hampshire primary election, su...
Tags: Politics, Advertising, New Hampshire, New York Times, Linguistics, Bad, New England, Trump, Jennifer Horn, Nancy Friedman, Negative, What Does It Mean, Lincoln Project, Lincoln Project Worthy


Cameron Whitten: Why I’m running for Metro District 5

Cameron Whitten.(Photo: Whitten For Oregon) This post was written by Cameron Whitten. You might also be interested in a similar post from another candidate in this race, Chris Smith. “As a street kid, I didn’t have the money to afford my own housing, let alone a car or bus fare.” My journey to becoming a lifelong cyclist is a unique one. As a child, my home life was filled with emotional and physical abuse. The pain I experienced at a young age felt like a crushing weight on my aspirati...
Tags: Transportation, Politics, Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, North, East Coast, Metro, Chris Smith, Election 2020, Portland State University, CRC, St Johns, North Portland


Barr Just Cost the Justice Department Its Prized Public-Corruption Fighter

The impact of Attorney General William Barr’s intervention in the Roger Stone sentencing won’t just be felt in the cases concerning President Donald Trump’s allies, current and former Justice Department officials warn. It’s cost the Justice Department one of its top public-corruption prosecutors at a time when public corruption is looking like a growth industry. That attorney is Jonathan Kravis. Kravis is the deputy chief of the fraud and public corruption section of the U.S. Attorney’s Office f...
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Border Patrol Will Deploy Elite Tactical Agents to Sanctuary Cities

The Trump administration is deploying law enforcement tactical units from the southern border as part of a supercharged arrest operation in sanctuary cities across the country, an escalation in the president's battle against localities that refuse to participate in immigration enforcement.The specially trained officers are being sent to cities including Chicago and New York to boost the enforcement power of local Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers, according to two officials who ar...
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Federal holidays that affect taxes

Today technically is George Washington's Birthday, but we've come to call it Presidents Day in honor of all our commanders in chief, like these four greats on Mount Rushmore National Memorial. (Image courtesy Mount Rushmore Facebook page) Happy Washington's Birthday. I know, most of us, including all the retailers offering us sales savings, tend to call today President's (or Presidents'; the apostrophe is mobile) Day. But officially on the federal level, the third Monday in February is Un...
Tags: Taxes, Washington, White House, United States, Broadway, Lincoln, District Of Columbia, Sam, Irs, Hamilton, Trump, Bush, George Washington, George, Abraham Lincoln, Internal Revenue Service


Europe just had its 1st death from the coronavirus after a Chinese tourist died in France

The first death from the coronavirus outside of Asia has been recorded. France's health minister confirmed on Saturday that a Chinese tourist died of the virus in France, marking the first fatality from the virus in Europe. The unidentified man arrived in France on January 16 and was quarantined in hospital on January 25, the minister said. The virus has now infected more than 67,000 people and killed more than 1,500. The vast majority of cases are in China. Visit Business Insider's homepage f...
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Obama Team Asked Harry Reid to Quash Bernie Sanders’s 2011 Primary Challenge: Report

Former Senate Majority Leader and Nevada Democrat Harry Reid convinced Bernie Sanders not to mount a primary run against former President Barack Obama in 2011, according to The Atlantic.Reid was reportedly tasked by an “absolutely panicked” Obama campaign team to dissuade Sanders — who had privately disclosed his intentions to fellow Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy — because they were fearful that Sanders would pose a serious challenge.“Every president who has gotten a real primary has lost a gene...
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Conway Won’t Say Trump Will Respect Barr’s Request To Stop Commenting On Cases

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway wouldn’t give a straightforward answer when asked by Fox News’ Chris Wallace in a Sunday morning interview whether President Trump will respect Attorney General Bill Barr’s request for him to stop commenting on current cases. During an interview with ABC News Thursday, Barr said Trump’s tweets make it “impossible” for him to do his job and called it “preposterous” to suggest that he “intervened” in Roger Stone’s sentencing matter. Conway told Wallace that...
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Bloomberg called trans people “it” just last year, video mysteriously vanishes

Shortly after Buzzfeed News reported on a video of 2020 Democratic hopeful Mike Bloomberg referring to transgender people as “it”, the YouTube clip has gone private. In the recording, taken in March 2019 at a forum hosted by the Bermuda Business Development Agency in Manhattan, Bloomberg argues that talking about transgender rights is a losing strategy during a presidential election. “If your conversation during a presidential election is about some guy wearing a dress and whether he, she, or i...
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Senate passes Iran war powers resolution, Schumer admits it would take a 'miracle' for Trump not to veto

The Senate has voted to limit President Trump from pursuing military action against Iran without approval from Congress, and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) is holding out some hope he won't veto it.The Senate in a 55 to 45 vote Thursday passed Sen. Tim Kaine's (D-Va.) resolution, with eight Republicans joining the effort to ensure Trump receive authorization from Congress before taking military action against Iran, The New York Times reports. The resolution was not passed ...
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Report: Barr is telling White House officials he might quit over Trump's tweets

Attorney General William Barr has let people close to President Trump know that he is contemplating stepping down in the wake of Trump's tweets about Justice Department criminal investigations, three administration officials told The Washington Post on Tuesday. Barr has spoken with people inside and out of the White House, and has privately and publicly asked Trump to stop commenting on Justice Department matters, the officials said; Trump has ignored him. Last week, Trump tweeted about his ...
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De Klerk now admits apartheid was a crime against humanity

Apartheid’s last president walks back comments that definition was a Soviet plot The post De Klerk now admits apartheid was a crime against humanity appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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Report: Trump offered Julian Assange a pardon in exchange for saying Russia didn’t hack the DNC

Breaking news out of the UK today indicates that the Judge presiding over Julian Assange‘s pre-trial extradition hearing will allow evidence that US President Donald Trump offered Assange a pardon in exchange for claiming Russia didn’t hack the DNC in 2016. The London court where the proceedings are taking place today heard statements from court barrister Edward Fitzgerald who explained that Assange‘s lawyer, Jennifer Robinson, intended to submit documents alleging that former GOP Congressman Da...
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LA CD12 City Council candidates grilled by students, audience at West Hills forum

As the March primary election approaches, candidates for Los Angeles City Council District 12 mapped out their visions during a lively forum at de Toledo High School in West Hills on Monday, Jan. 17. Candidates Loraine Lundquist, John Lee and Asaad Alnajjar during a candidates forum for the LA City Council District 12 seat at de Toledo High School in West Hills, Monday, February 17, 2020. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) John Lee, the incumbent and former Councilman Mit...
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Trump news – live: President threatens to block security officials listening to his calls as new book reveals obsession with how badgers ‘work’

Donald Trump has compared his suffering during the impeachment process to the “dark days” of Richard Nixon’​s tenure in the White House in the 1970s and threatened to end the practice of having security officials listen in on his calls with foreign leaders.​A new book on Mr Trump -​ Sinking in the Swamp by two Daily Beast reporters - offers the bizarre detail that the president nurtures an obsession with badgers, regularly plaguing his first chief of staff Reince Preibus with questions about the...
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Quote of the day - Not Real Socialism Edition

I just recently had a "discussion" with someone on FB on the topic of "democratic socialism."  He indignantly left the conversation when I posted this cartoon: But that's not the QotD.  This explanation - in its entirety - by Larry Corriea is:I keep seeing this idiotic thing where "socialism" is used as a synonym for "government". So if you like fire departments or roads, you're a socialist...BULLSHIT. These people drive me insane.Government and its many programs all existed before Karl Marx. S...
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We can improve politics in America. Here’s how.

"[T]he single healthiest thing most of us can do for our relationship with politics and for politics would be to deemphasize our connection to national politics and reemphasize our connection to state and local politics," says Ezra Klein.The media has become overwhelmingly nationalized. To improve your relationship with politics, and to improve politics in general, be intentional about your informational ecosystem.Klein recommends reconstructing your news diet so it doesn't overwhelmingly featur...
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How New York became the latest target in Trump's fight with sanctuary cities

The Trump administration's ongoing feud with sanctuary cities reached a fever pitch this month as the Department of Homeland Security sparred with New York, historically one of the department's strongest partners -- resulting in a week of hostile exchanges between the President and New York governor that ended in a White House showdown.
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Bloomberg campaign: There are only three viable presidential candidates

Only three candidates out of the more than half dozen vying for the White House have a viable path to the nomination, a senior official for the Mike Bloomberg campaign told reporters Tuesday.
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Bloomberg campaign suggests other candidates drop out so Bloomberg can stop Sanders

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) could soon build an "insurmountable" delegate lead, Michael Bloomberg's campaign warned in a memo, per Axios. And they think other, more centrist candidates should get out of the billionaire's way so he can stop him."The fact is if the state of this race remains status quo – with [former Vice President Joe] Biden, [former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor] Pete [Buttigieg], and [Sen.] Amy [Klobuchar (D-Minn.)] in the race on Super Tuesday — Bernie is likely to open u...
Tags: News, White House, Russia, Barack Obama, Bloomberg, Julian Assange, Michael Bloomberg, Trump, Sanders, Bernie, Sen Bernie Sanders, Mike Bloomberg, South Bend Indiana, David Plouffe, Howard Wolfson, Joe -RSB- Biden


Chaos erupts inside Virginia Legislature as psycho pastor rails against gay people in opening prayer

Chaos erupted inside the Virginia State Legislature this week when a local pastor unleashed a seven-minute homophobic diatribe on the House floor. Rev. Robert Grant Jr. of the Father’s Way Church in Warrenton, Virginia was invited to give the opening prayer for the legislative session. Generally speaking, the ceremonial prayer is meant to be nonpolitical and appeal to a broad number of faiths and backgrounds. Evidently, Grant didn’t get that memo. Or, rather, he just didn’t care. AdBridg.cmd.p...
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Villanueva rebukes immigration-agent boost in sanctuary cities

Following reports that the Trump administration plans to dispatch dozens of elite U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents to so-called “sanctuary cities” to enforce immigration laws, Los Angeles Sheriff Alex Villanueva said he disapproves of the action. The agents are part of the Border Patrol Tactical Unit, or BORTAC. “I strongly oppose this irresponsible deployment of federal SWAT agents in Los Angeles County for civil immigration enforcement,” Villanueva said. “As the Sheriff of Los Angeles...
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