ATLANTA — Referring to the crowd of progressive conference-goers as President Trump´s "worst nightmare," Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., tore into members of her own party who believe Democrats should move toward the center in a fiery speech at Netroots Nation. In the Saturday morning keynote, Warren singled out a July op-ed in the New York Times written by Mark Penn and Andrew Stein titled "Back to the Center, Democrats." The headline itself was enough to draw a loud chorus of boos from the audience. "It was all about how we have to stop caring about ´identity politics´ and how we
And yet the media talking points are that Pres Trump and the Republicans aren´t reaching out to the Dems. How do you reach out to idiots like Warren, Pelosi and Schumer who have categorically stated they will not cooperate with Repubs unless the Repubs give them what they want as a condition for talking to them.
TECATE, Calif. — A photo of a giant toddler stands in Mexico and peers over a steel wall dividing the country from the U.S. The boy appears to grip the barrier with his fingers, leaving the impression the entire thing could be toppled with a giggle. (Snip) The artwork went up the same week President Donald Trump said he would end a program that has allowed young immigrants who were brought to America illegally as children to remain in the country. The administration also accepted more proposals for its plans to build a continuous wall along the nearly 2,000-mile border.
Ahead of a talk from conservative political commentator Ben Shapiro at UC Berkeley, a letter has been sent by the university to students, faculty and staff, stating that counseling services will be made available to those who feel "threatened or harrassed" by certain speakers. "We are deeply concerned about the impact some speakers may have on individuals’ sense of safety and belonging," the letter states. (Snip) Mogulof says there were no reports of Shapiro saying anything that would lead anyone on campus to fear for their safety, but also noted there are speakers who seem to intentionally lean toward "provocative rhetoric" to
While Hurricane Irma appears set on a possible path toward southern Florida, the Category 5 storm has already left a trail of destruction across parts of the Caribbean. The worst-affected island so far is Saint Martin, which has reported eight deaths to date. The island of Saint Martin is split into two parts, overseen by the governments of France and the Netherlands. Reuters has quoted Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte as saying that Irma has caused “enormous devastation,” and that the island remains unreachable for now.
Florida resident Felicia Emard is still waiting to hear from many in her family, including her grandmother, who live in Barbuda. “No one will answer,” says the Brevard County woman. Others like Patricia Henry, Atlanta resident and president of the Atlanta Caribbean Carnival, knew something was wrong in the morning when they could not contact their family or friends. “I was scared for my family members,” she said. “It reminded me of New Orleans.” By that time, Barbuda had long lost connection with the outside world. The communication and power lines in this island of 1,600 people had succumbed almost
NEWARK, N.J. — U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez "sold his office for a lifestyle he couldn´t afford" by accepting luxury trips and other favors from a wealthy doctor seeking political influence, a government prosecutor told jurors Wednesday during opening statements of the Democrat´s corruption trial. Menendez´s attorney responded that gifts from Florida ophthalmologist Salomon Melgen, Menendez´s longtime friend, didn´t equate to a bribery agreement. Menendez´s meetings with government officials — though they could have aided Melgen´s business interests — were "what members of Congress do" and were meant to influence future policy, attorney Abbe Lowell said. Menendez and Melgen were indicted
DETROIT — The choice of Kid Rock as the opening act for a new sports arena in mostly black Detroit has injected the musician into the national debate over race and culture because of his embrace of the Confederate flag, an expletive-laced criticism of NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick and unabashed support for President Donald Trump. Olympia Entertainment selected Kid Rock to open the new Little Caesars Arena with concerts next week. Kid Rock, who is white, has been lauded for his philanthropy and support of Detroit, but his recent criticism of Kaepernick has prompted one civil rights organization in Detroit
SAN FRANCISCO — Security guard Eric Leon watches the Knightscope K5 security robot as it glides through the mall, charming shoppers with its blinking blue and white lights. The brawny automaton records video and sounds alerts. According to its maker, it deters mischief just by making the rounds. Leon, the all-too-human guard, feels pretty sure that the robot will someday take his job. "He doesn´t complain," Leon says. "He´s quiet. No lunch break. He´s starting exactly at 10." Even in the technology hotbed stretching from Silicon Valley to San Francisco, a security robot can captivate passers-by. But the K5 is
Hurricane Irma is churning west across the Atlantic, putting parts of the Caribbean on watch and prompting warnings for the US mainland to be prepared should the storm head that way. Sunday evening Irma was traversing the ocean as Category 3 hurricane, with winds of 115 mph (185 kmh). It is expected to pick up strength over the next 48 hours, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said. Irma´s center was about 625 miles east of the Leeward Islands, a group of islands in the West Indies that start east of Puerto Rico, the NHC said. Hurricane watches have been issued
Democrats are expressing concern that advisers and aides to former President Obama have already begun signaling which candidate they might support for the White House in 2020. Valerie Jarrett, one of Obama´s closest confidantes, and David Simas, the CEO of Obama´s foundation, have sent smoke signals urging former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick to enter the race. Simas, who once served as a top aide to Patrick, is an ardent supporter of Patrick, sources tell The Hill, while Jarrett has privately told friends that she would do what it takes to support him. And Politico reported last month that Jarrett believes a President
North Korea said on Sunday it has developed a more advanced nuclear weapon that has "great destructive power" and leader Kim Jong Un inspected a hydrogen bomb that will be loaded on a new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). The report by North Korea´s official KCNA news agency comes amid heightened regional tension following Pyongyang´s test launch of two ICBM-class missiles in July that potentially had a range of about 10,000 km (6,200 miles) that could hit many parts of the mainland United States. Under its leader Kim Jong Un, North Korea has pursued work on building nuclear weapons and long-range
We never said that Houston´s wildlife was going to be shy in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. Harris County Precinct 4 Constable Mark Herman´s deputies this week responded to an intruder call at a residence near Lake Houston, according to a release. When they entered the flooded residence, the deputies encountered a large alligator that had made its way into the home for shelter. Those deputies soon made arrangements to relocate the gator into the wild. This sort of incident seems to be playing out across Houston as residents and officials begin to assess damages across the area. Homes near flood waters
HOUSTON — Chris Bisel sat next to his son in a grocery store parking lot Saturday night, hoping the rising waters would recede enough for him to reach his wife, Jamie, who was trapped in their home. He was stunned. It was happening again. Harvey was deluging one of the most flood-prone major cities in the country with the heaviest rains ever recorded in the continental U.S. And for the third year in a row, flooding would wreak havoc on his home in Meyerland, a neighborhood of about 2,300 homes on the city’s southwest side. The floods, after years without problems,
(Video) - Hillary Clinton said Thursday that she was devastated and drained after her loss to Donald Trump in 2016, but regained her strength by relying on a mix of prayer, yoga and “my fair share of Chardonnay.” Clinton, speaking at an event focused on her faith at New York’s Riverside Church, said she did not think she was going to lose heading into Election Day and was entirely thrown by the defeat. To get through it, Clinton said, she turned inward, relying on her “internal resources” and the support of her family and friends. (Snip) And, in a light moment, Clinton added, “Yes, I had my fair share of Chardonnay.”
President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell´s tête-à-tête on Tuesday — after a summer of sniping between the two — lifted Republican hopes that the GOP was finally back in sync ahead of a brutal fall of fiscal deadlines.Not 24 hours later, the president cut a deal with Democrats on a short-term debt ceiling increase opposed by McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan. Just Wednesday morning, in fact, Ryan had scoffed at the Democratic offer that Trump accepted minutes later. In the aftermath, Republicans seethed privately and distanced themselves publicly from the deal.
The Trump Justice Department has once again cleared former IRS senior executive Lois G. Lerner of criminal liability stemming from the tea party targeting. In a letter to top Republicans, Assistant Attorney General Stephen E. Boyd said they re-reviewed the case and concluded there isn’t enough evidence to charge Ms. Lerner, who was at the center of the targeting. Mr. Boyd said the new review included lawyers who only recently joined the department and weren’t part of the Obama administration’s earlier decision. “After this process, the Department determined that reopening the investigation would not be
In an interview with Channel 4, a British public service television network, American actress Jennifer Lawrence blamed the recent hurricanes on Donald Trump’s voters, because they don´t believe in man-made climate change. During the lengthy interview on her new movie Mother!, the conversation turned political about halfway through. After discussing the alleged pay gap between men and women, the interviewer asked Lawrence about climate change and the political climate in America. “I mean when the director was asked about the film, why it was so dark, he said, ‘It’s a mad time to be alive.’ And there is certainly an
Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh has taken a ton of heat over the past few days for essentially claiming that the warnings over Hurricane Irma — a massive Category 5 storm heading right for Florida — were related to a broader “deep state” conspiracy to promote climate change, force people to buy bottled water and increase the news media’s ratings. During his radio program yesterday, Limbaugh remained defiant, claiming that media accusations that he was placing people in danger by spreading conspiracy theories were completely untrue. And yet, at the same time, he doubled down on what he previously had said,
Former Republican presidential candidate and Ohio Governor John Kasich expressed distaste in President Trump’s plan to repeal the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and invited all immigrants to come live in his state. Kasich was in a particularly fiery mood on CBS This Morning Wednesday, and when asked if he supports Trump’s decision, he laughed incredulously: “No! Can you imagine that we’re taking kids who came here, you know, they had nothing to do with the fact that they were brought here? They’ve become a very significant part of our society… and now we put them in jeopardy.” “We want them in
In the beginning of the 2016 presidential race, most conservatives like myself, had their own favorites and very few considered Donald Trump as one. Mine was Rick Perry followed by Marco Rubio once Gov. Perry dropped out. As the race proceeded and Trump continued to mow them all down, I was dismayed at how the debates seemed to be fixed by the GOP establishment and the media. Then a strange thing happened. I started listening to what Donald Trump was saying during his campaign. My brother Joe who was battling late stage cancer called me up one night speaking enthusiastically about how
WASHINGTON — Virginia Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine says he does not know much about so-called members of “antifascist” (Antifa) groups but says it is unfair to paint them with a broad brush. When asked by The Daily Caller Thursday if Antifa should be considered a terrorist organization, Kaine replied: “I don’t like broad brushes and I don’t know enough about them to say that they’re terrorists but people who do violent things. The law should take care of them.” The Department of Homeland Security has called the activities of Antifa “domestic terrorist violence,” according to Politico. Kaine’s son, Linwood, was
Hillary Clinton has added another name her long list of grievances about those who cost her the election, this time singling out energized anti-Trump women marchers for failing to deliver before her historic loss. Clinton referenced the throngs of protesters who took the streets of Washington and other cities in a Women´s march shortly after his election. (Snip) Clinton also goes after NBC´s ´Today Show´ host Matt Lauer for his handling of a presidential forum, conducted on the U.S.S. Intrepid in New York last September. She writes that she was ´ticked off´ and ´almost physically sick´ by Lauer´s persistent focus
Vanity Fair, which previously featured Melania Trump on one of its covers, snubbed the First Lady of the United States in its 2017 best-dressed list – while featuring numerous liberals, including both Obamas. The list, comprised of over 40 people, is broken into eight-sections: Women, Men, Hollywood, Originals, Couples, Professionals, Special Citation, and Hall Of Fame. Missing from the list was First Lady Melania Trump, which is odd to say the least, given that Vanity Fair featured her on the cover of the Mexican edition of the magazine in January.
Protesters rallied Tuesday against the Trump administration´s plan to end a program that protects young undocumented immigrants from deportation. "We are here because I am angry. I am tired of how the immigrant community is treated," Jose Luis Santiago, a DACA recipient, told CNN en Español at a protest outside Trump Tower in New York. "It is time to take action." In Washington, Gustavo Torres, executive director for the immigrant advocacy group CASA de Maryland, told a demonstration Trump lied to immigrants. "For many months, he has been telling us, ´I love the Dreamers.´ You remember that?" Torres said, referring to the group
The National Science Foundation is spending over $130,000 on a study that asks four-year-olds about their "internal sense of gender identity." A grant for a two-year study was awarded to the University of Washington this summer. The project will interview 250 children aged four to six, and their parents, asking a series of questions about "gendered behavior." "Prominent theories of gender development have discussed the degree to which gender identity results from an internal sense of gender and socialization processes," according to the grant. "However, tests of these theories have been limited because, for most children, internal gender identity and