Tag: Politics

House Democrat says he plans to vote against all articles of impeachment

Rep. Jeff Van Drew of New Jersey, one of two Democrats to vote against formalizing the impeachment inquiry, said he plans to vote against all the articles of impeachment “unless there’s something that I haven’t seen, haven’t heard before.” WASHINGTON, DC – NOVEMBER 28: U.S. Rep.-elect Jeff Van Drew (D-NJ) speaks to members of the media […]

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Possible local impact of people losing aid from food stamp program

Please enable Javascript to watch this video HAMPTON ROADS – New rules could cut off about 700,000 people from the food stamps program. This week, the Trump administration unveiled three possible changes, tightening who qualifies for aid, creating work requirements, and changing allowances for utility expenses. Norfolk’s Workforce Development Center helps residents who are snap […]

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DNC Is To Blame For Kamala Harris Ending Campaign, Cory Booker Says

Source: SAUL LOEB / Getty Cory Booker is calling out the Democratic National Committee over a primary process that he believes is excluding candidates of color from this month’s debate, yet letting a billionaire like Tom Steyer qualify. Booker made his comments along with another Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro. According to Politico, the comments […]

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Trump Family Outraged at Barron Remark Made During Impeachment Hearing

The Trump family is closing ranks and has come together to condemn Pamela Karlan, the Stanford law professor who mentioned 13-year-old Barron Trump during her remarks made at Wednesday’s impeachment hearing. “He can name his son Barron, but he can’t make him a baron,” Karlan said.  The first lady was the first to react, writing on Twitter, “Pamela Karlan, […]

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Protestors Crash Event For Mayor Pete’s Black Supporters

Source: Scott Olson / Getty Black city leaders of South Bend tried to voice their support for presidential runner Mayor Pete Buttigieg, but certain residents weren’t down for the cause. According to ABC57, protestors disrupted the event, calling out Buttigieg’s history with police violence in the city. Six local elected officials detailed their experience and support […]

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Melania Trump Wants Kids Out Of Politics As Her Husband Bullies Children

Melania Trump has been one of the most disengaged first ladies in our lifetime but yesterday she decided to rant on Twitter after her son’s name was mentioned during the impeachment hearings of her despicable husband. See Also: ‘Trump-Supporting DA Calls ‘Ghetto’ Maxine Waters A ‘Bitch,’ Can’t Believe She Hasn’t Been Shot While Stanford Law Professor […]

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Speaker Pelosi: ‘No choice’ but to move forward with articles of impeachment

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday the House was proceeding with articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. “Today I am asking our chairman to proceed with articles of impeachment,” Pelosi said on Capitol Hill. “The President leaves us no choice but to act because he is trying to corrupt once again the election for […]

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Tucker Carlson Tears into Vulture Capitalist Paul Singer for Strip Mining American Towns

In a bit of synchronicity, Lambert gave a mini-speech tonight that dovetails with an important Tucker Carlson segment about how hedge funds are destroying flyover. As UserFriendly lamented, “It is beyond sad that Tucker Carlson is doing better journalism than just about anywhere else.” That goes double given that Carlson has only short segments and […]

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The Debt Delusion

Yves here. It is frustrating to see how often seemingly new ideas need to be repeated, like “The earth is not flat,” or “The Federal government does not need to tax or go into debt to spend” for them merely to get a hearing, let alone for their ramifications to sink in. So here is […]

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Second Amendment sanctuary supporters come out in numbers demanding action from Suffolk City Council

Please enable Javascript to watch this video SUFFOLK, Va. – Almost 500 people filled the inside of Suffolk City Hall and another 150 people sat inside the chamber at Wednesday night’s city council meeting, the majority of whom want the same thing: For Suffolk to become a Second Amendment sanctuary city. “I’ve been hunting and […]

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Nearly 700,000 Americans to lose food stamps under Trump work mandate

× Nearly 700,000 Americans to lose food stamps under Trump work mandate WASHINGTON (CNN) – The Trump administration unveiled a final rule Wednesday that will require more food stamp recipients to work in order to receive benefits. The new requirement limits states’ ability to waive existing work mandates and could result in 688,000 people losing assistance, according to […]

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No laws have passed, but Virginia communities keep declaring themselves second amendment sanctuaries

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Hundreds chanted and called for the Virginia Beach City Council to declare the city a second amendment sanctuary on Tuesday night. Modern custom AR-15 (M4A1) carbine The meeting was so packed city hall reached capacity and many had to stay outside. “People are just activated now. They don’t want any more […]

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Tucker Carlson Debuts a New Ukrainegate Defense

Fox News’s Tucker Carlson, America’s least charismatic white supremacist, has apologized for covering the ongoing impeachment hearings, which he has deemed “tiresome,” “dumb,” and “boring.” As he declared in one recent broadcast:  I’d like to open this evening with a breathless update on how some obscure diplomat you’ve never heard of said something forgettable to […]

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Senate Republicans Have Already Debunked Trump’s Ukraine Conspiracy Theory — but They’re Pushing It Anyway

WASHINGTON — Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr has been the rare Republican alarmed enough about Russian election interference to stand up to President Trump. Now? Not so much. North Carolina Republican has become the latest member of his party to embrace a conspiracy theory that’s convenient to Trump but has little basis in fact: […]

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Justin Trudeau Laid Bare His Inner Mean Girl and We Can Relate

This article originally appeared on VICE Canada. We’ve all been there. Well, I have at least. Maybe the drinks are flowing at a Christmas party and you whisper “I don’t like her” not realizing that you’re not whispering and “her” is right behind you; maybe you accidentally copy and paste the Slack conversation about your […]

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Inside the Bizarre World of State Holidays Honoring KKK Wizards and Lobbyists

In 1969, Tennessee had a problem. For nearly half a century—since 1921—lawmakers had celebrated Nathan Bedford Forrest Day, named for the Confederate general and first Grand Wizard of the KKK, who was born in the state. But in the face of the Civil Rights Movement, closing down government offices and some private businesses in honor […]

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CalPERS Still Owns Toxic National Enquirer Via Hedge Fund Chatham; CEO Marcie Frost Falsely Says It Was Sold; Columbia Journalism Review Depicts Pending Sale as a Sham

When is a sale not a sale? 1. When it hasn’t closed 2. When the sale is so heavily subsidized as to be questionable Both look applicable with the still-not-consummated “sale” of the National Enquirer, as confirmed in a well-reported story, Bad Romance, at the Columbia Journalism Review, which went live in late November. As […]

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House Judiciary Committee to hold first impeachment hearing Wednesday

The impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump enters its next stage this week as the House Judiciary Committee holds its first hearing. The Wednesday hearing, which will feature constitutional law experts, follows a series of public hearings in the House Intelligence Committee where current and former administration officials testified as part of the House Democrat-led investigation […]

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Life Under the Algorithm

Henry Noll was one of the most famous workers in American history, though not by his own choice and not under his own name. Employed at Bethlehem Steel for $1.15 a day, and known among workmates for his physical vigor and thriftiness, Noll was—as the somewhat embellished story goes—selected by an ambitious young management consultant […]

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Why the UK Needs a Financial Transaction Tax

Yves here. On the one hand, this article clears up some popular, and in many cases, lobbyist-propagated misconceptions about a transaction tax. Oddly, it fails to make the most important argument in their favor: that more and more studies are finding that outsized financial sectors are bad for growth, and that secondary market trading (as […]

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Wealthy Countries’ Approach to Climate Change Condemns Hundreds of Millions of People to Suffer

Yves here. Perhaps I am being churlish, but I find this post to be an exercise in climate change delusion. It is true the advanced economies owe emerging economies a debt for the climate damage they’ve done, and the fact that that would constrain their development if everyone were to get as serious as they […]

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