Fox News Politics

20 Mar 19
Shawn Miller

//www.washingtonpost.com/video/c/embed/50404ac2-1207-42bb-b5d4-b9aa1d43d39d?ptvads=block&playthrough=false Video: Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) said he’s suing Twitter and three individual users for more than $250 million dollars on March 18, accusing the defendants of defamation and negligence. (Drea Cornejo/The Washington Post) There is a Twitter account called “Devin Nunes’ cow” that has tweeted nasty things about Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif. Evidently, the […]

20 Mar 19
BARRETT SPORTS MEDIA

“hese are my 16. Depending on your market and what sports are hot there, the list will definitely change.”

20 Mar 19
Royal Diadem Magazine

The twitter world was set ablaze yesterday when it was announced that not only would Donna Brazile, the former DNC chief who was fired from CNN for feeding questions to presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, would be joining Fox New, but that neoconservative and former House Speaker Paul Ryan had been named to the Board of […]

20 Mar 19
Quartz
US politics have long been a popular pathway to lucrative board seats at major corporations. This week, former speaker of the US House of Representatives Paul Ryan became the latest ex-elected official to move to the private sector. The Republican lawmaker, who left Congress in January, is joining the board of the new Fox Corporation, owner of Fox News and Fox Broadcasting. (Fox became a new standalone company on Tuesday, as Disney prepared to close the deal for many of former 21st Century Fox’s movie and TV assets.) But while many US politicians have gone on to corporate-board life—including vice president Dan Quayle and defense secretary Chuck Hagel—some of the companies they ended up at may surprise you. Can you match the former US politician to the board they currently sit on? [qz-interactive url=”https://data.qz.com/2019/board-politicians-quiz/?c=001″ size=”medium”]
20 Mar 19
Lowmiller Consulting Group Blog

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning, We’re covering questions about how Boeing’s 737 Max won regulatory approval, the devastation after a cyclone in Africa, and a new drug to treat postpartum depression. The transportation secretary, Elaine Chao, on Tuesday ordered an inquiry into how the Federal Aviation Administration certified […]

20 Mar 19
Archy Worldys

Elizabeth Warren wants to get rid of the electoral college. She considers this a step in the direction of reform. "Any vote is important," the US Senator from Massachusetts said, "and the way we can achieve that is that we can vote nationally, and that means getting rid of the electoral college." She argued that […]

20 Mar 19
Maga One News

Multiple 2020 Democratic candidates are scrambling to put a negative spin on the state of the economy, with some resorting to incorrect or overblown suggestions that workers have to hold down two or three jobs to merely “survive” in the U.S.

Sens. Kamala Harris and Bernie Sanders and former Rep. Beto O’Rourke – all three leading Democrats running for the party’s presidential nomination — have claimed in some form that the workers are struggling in the economy that has so far defied odds with a record-low unemployment rate.

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"Yeah, well, I’ve been traveling our country. People are working. They’re working two and three jobs to pay the bills. It’s not working for working people."

— Kamala Harris

“[They say] ‘the economy is great, it is doing great for everybody.’ And then you ask them, well, how is that? Well, they’ll point to the stock market. Well, that’s fine if you own stocks. Then you’ll ask them, what’s your other measure? And they’ll talk about well, the unemployment rate is down. That’s fine,” Harris reportedly said on the campaign trail multiple times.

“Yeah, well, I’ve been traveling our country. People are working. They’re working two and three jobs to pay the bills. It’s not working for working people,” she added.

But as the Washington Post’s fact checker notes, Harris’ much-repeated talking point appears not to be backed up by the data as the number of people working two or more jobs is particularly small and is decreasing.

Only 251,000 workers out of total 156 million people with jobs had two full-time jobs last month. This is a decline of nearly 100,000 such people compared to last year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In general, there are 7.8 million people who have more than one job.

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Sanders, the leading Democrat in the polls so far, has also come under scrutiny after saying last week that “Millions of Americans are forced to work two or three jobs just to survive.”

While his claim is less inaccurate when compared to Harris, according to the Post, he misrepresents the data and omits that the millions people who indeed have more than one job are mostly working part-time rather than full-time.

In fact, merely 5 percent of the total American workforce holds more than one job, which isn’t the impression Sanders wanted to make by his comments.

“Millions of Americans are forced to work two or three jobs just to survive.”

— Bernie Sanders

At the same time, O’Rourke, the much-adored Democrat from El Paso, Texas, who’s been criticized for often shying away from policy specifics, made a blunder similar to those of Sanders and Harris.

“I have already shared with you that many are working second or third jobs — in fact in Texas, half of your colleagues are working a second or third job just to put food on the table,” he said in Iowa last week.

The fact checker points out that in this instance, O’Rourke and his team insisted that his claim was related to teachers rather than general workforce, yet even then the Democrat appears to use a dubious self-selected survey from Texas that found 39 percent of teachers expect to take extra jobs outside the classroom to meet family expenses.

At the same time, a U.S. Department of Education study that uses a representative random sample showed that 17 percent of teachers in the South, and 18 percent nationwide, had to boost their income with a job outside their schoolwork, the Post reported.

This is significantly lower than O’Rourke’s claim that “half” of the teachers are working second or third jobs just to get by.

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The Democrats’ negative spin on the economy in relation to people working more than one job was first tested by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez during an interview with PBS where she suggested the unemployment rate is low thanks to people holding several jobs.

“Unemployment is low because everyone has two jobs. Unemployment is low because people are working 60, 70, 80 hours a week and can barely feed their family,” she said.

The comments were called out by fact-checkers, with the Post awarding her Four Pinocchios.

Yet 2020 Democrats appear to have learned from the episode avoid directly linking people holding more than one job to the low unemployment rate.

Source: Fox News Politics

20 Mar 19
Shock and Awe Graphics

And the “Right” calls themselves, “PATRIOTS?” I call them – Faketriots.

20 Mar 19

There’s a new term that you need to be familiar with: Identitarian and Identitarianism.  It’s the new hood for white supremacists and the new tiki torch for white nationalists.  Same coin different sides, and once again, the same old tired playbook: Fly under the radar and be anonymous and secretive in their organizing and radicalization […]

20 Mar 19
Phi Quyền Chính - Anarchism: The Tao Of Anarchy

PQC: If Anyone is interested in the full “NZ shooting” and his “Manifesto” but cannot download them, Please let me know. As I have emphasized that we need to see assumingly “his” video and read “his text” to understand the absurdity and madness of this kind of mindset and ideology. All the MSM “reports” with […]

20 Mar 19
Maga One News

The strong bond between President Trump and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro can be traced to the values they share, Washington Free Beacon editor-in-chief Matthew Continetti said Tuesday.

Earlier in the day, Trump offered a warm welcome to Bolsonaro in a White House meeting that not only heavily focused on the self-destruction of Venezuela but also on Trump floating the idea of Brazil joining NATO.

During Tuesday’s "Special Report" All-Star panel, Continetti — along with Washington Examiner chief political correspondent Byron York and Cook Political Report national editor Amy Walter — weighed on Trump’s alliance with Bolsonaro and their joint news conference.

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York began by pointing out that Trump many have “adlibbed” about Brazil’s inclusion into NATO since his national security advisor John Bolton dismissed the idea ours after the press conference, but expressed hope that their alliance can still make an impact in Venezuela.

Walter told the panel that Bolsonaro is one of the very few world leaders where Trump sees “eye-to-eye” regarding how government works and “fake news” and it shows that Trump “has allies around the world who are willing to stand side-by-side with him.”

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Meanwhile, Continetti insisted that both Trump and Bolsonaro have “one of the most important relationships” in the world.

“They both represent a new model of leadership for democracies and that is they’re both nationalists, they’re both anti-elitists, they’re both socially conservative and you can tell by Bolsonaro’s rhetoric that his voters are very similar to many of Trump’s voters and what they care about and what they believe, and they’re also capitalists,” Continetti told the panel. “So socialism became an issue in this press conference as well. Trump once again framing the 2020 debate in terms of socialism versus capitalism. This is an argument that Bolsonaro can understand as well as Trump.”

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20 Mar 19
Vote.net

Back when police were vigorously pursuing suspects following the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, a senior communications adviser and speechwriter with 2020 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders wrote, “Let’s hope the Boston Marathon bomber is a white American” — and then confidently doubled down hours later, in a separate piece entitled, “I still hope the bomber is a white American.”
David Sirota, an investigative journalist and social media attack dog who has slammed Sanders’ opponents in recent weeks, was formally brought into Sanders’ campaign on Tuesday, along with a slew of other political veterans.
The April 15, 2013, bombings, which killed three and injured dozens others, were perpetrated by Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and Tamerlan Tsarnaev.
The Kyrgyz-American brothers invoked extremist Islamic beliefs and said American military actions had motivated them.
Dzhokhar has been sentenced to death; Tamerlan was killed.
(AP, File) He added: “That means regardless of your particular party affiliation, if you care about everything from stopping war to reducing the defense budget to protecting civil liberties to passing immigration reform, you should hope the bomber was a white domestic terrorist. “I still hope the bomber is a white American.”
— Bernie Sanders 2020 communications adviser David Sirota “If recent history is any guide, if the bomber ends up being a white anti-government extremist, white privilege will likely mean the attack is portrayed as just an isolated incident — one that has no bearing on any larger policy debates,” Sirota said.
(AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File) “The reason … to hope that the bomber ends up being a white American is because the double standard may prevent an overreaction to the heinous attacks in Boston,” Sirota wrote. “By the way, you don’t have to be a person of color or a political liberal to hope the bomber ends up being a white American,” Sirota continued.

20 Mar 19
Vote.net

Back when police were vigorously pursuing suspects following the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, a senior communications adviser and speechwriter with 2020 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders wrote, “Let’s hope the Boston Marathon bomber is a white American” — and then confidently doubled down hours later, in a separate piece entitled, “I still hope the bomber is a white American.”
David Sirota, an investigative journalist and social media attack dog who has slammed Sanders’ opponents in recent weeks, was formally brought into Sanders’ campaign on Tuesday, along with a slew of other political veterans.
The April 15, 2013, bombings, which killed three and injured dozens others, were perpetrated by Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and Tamerlan Tsarnaev.
The Kyrgyz-American brothers invoked extremist Islamic beliefs and said American military actions had motivated them.
Dzhokhar has been sentenced to death; Tamerlan was killed.
(AP, File) He added: “That means regardless of your particular party affiliation, if you care about everything from stopping war to reducing the defense budget to protecting civil liberties to passing immigration reform, you should hope the bomber was a white domestic terrorist. “I still hope the bomber is a white American.”
— Bernie Sanders 2020 communications adviser David Sirota “If recent history is any guide, if the bomber ends up being a white anti-government extremist, white privilege will likely mean the attack is portrayed as just an isolated incident — one that has no bearing on any larger policy debates,” Sirota said.
(AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File) “The reason … to hope that the bomber ends up being a white American is because the double standard may prevent an overreaction to the heinous attacks in Boston,” Sirota wrote. “By the way, you don’t have to be a person of color or a political liberal to hope the bomber ends up being a white American,” Sirota continued.