Big govt, Issues, Politics

AOC Short-Changes Campaign Staff

Progressive socialist Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), the self-proclaimed champion of the working class and those in need, is in hot water after her campaign was fined for failing to provide workers’ compensation coverage to its staff. According to The New York Post: “[Ocasio-Cortez] did not have the required workers’ compensation coverage from March 31, 2018, to April 30, 2018, and was issued a final penalty of $1,500, which was paid,” revealed the New York Workers’ Compensation Board. In typical liberal fashion, rules are for thee, not for me.

Here’s more from Hot Air…

Oh, the irony — at least on a small scale. The campaign for New York’s youngest House member and progressive darling Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez got fined yesterday for failing to provide workers’ comp coverage to its staff for at least one month. The New York Post plays it straight in its report:

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign was fined $1,500 by the state last year for failing to obtain workers’ compensation coverage, The Post has learned.

All employers are required under New York’s disability law to buy insurance to cover disability benefits for employees.

“The employer did not have the required workers’ compensation coverage from March 31, 2018, to April 30, 2018, and was issued a final penalty of $1,500, which was paid,” said Workers Compensation Board spokeswoman Melissa Stewart.

“This coverage is vital to ensuring workers are protected for on-the-job injuries.”

 

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Big govt, Issues, Politics

Dem: Trump Doesn’t Want “Folks of Color” in America

Democratic Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) just dragged her party to a new rhetorical low, alleging that President Trump’s “ultimate goal” is to make America “pure” or without “folks of color” in our country. Her statement, obviously a nod to Left wing Hitler-Trump hysteria, was made in response to MSNBC’s Chris Hayes when he asked, “Do you think that a bill can be made, or do you think this is fundamentally existential and cannot be made?” in reference to resolving the border security shutdown over funds for building the wall and maintaining the open borders status quo. Jayapal went on to predict that Trump’s firm stance to secure the border will “backfire on him.” We’ll see about that. So far, polls are squarely in favor of border security.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

Speaking with Chris Hayes on MSNBC Thursday night, Democratic Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) made an incredible and outrageous charge, saying President Trump’s “ultimate goal” is to make America “pure” and not have “folks of color” in America.

Hayes prompted the outburst by asking, “Do you think that a bill can be made or do you think this is fundamentally existential and cannot be made?”

Jayapal answered:

It is fundamentally existential and if he continues to insist on a wall—you just said it so beautifully, Chris; this has never been about a wall. He actually could have gotten funding a couple of years ago, or a year ago, for a wall. It was part of a deal that was proposed, not all of us agreed with that deal but it was proposed to him and he turned it down because his ultimate goal is, as you said, to make America “pure” in the sense of not having immigrants, not having folks of color here, and shutting down every form of legal immigration.

 

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Big govt, Issues, Media, Politics

CNN’S Acosta Proves Border Wall Works

CNN reporter Jim Acosta just inserted himself in the middle of the border security shutdown battle on Capitol Hill. In a live report, Acosta attempted to show how “safe” the U.S.-Mexico border is…while behind a border wall. He was swiftly called out by Mark Morgan, former chief of U.S. Border Patrol, for the unintentional irony of proving that President Donald Trump is right to demand border security. “I hope the American people aren’t lost on the irony that he’s standing behind a wall saying it’s peaceful. Because there’s a wall. Think about that, right? The irony there.” Morgan then challenged Acosta to report from the unfenced portion of the border at night…where real criminals are killing real Border Patrol agents every single year. Imagine that: bad guys don’t cross the border in daylight. Thanks for the tip there, Jim.

Here’s more from Washington Examiner…

The former chief of U.S. Border Patrol hit at CNN reporter Jim Acosta for claiming earlier on Thursday that the Rio Grande Valley region of the U.S.-Mexico border was a “safe” place.

“I hope the American people aren’t lost on the irony that he’s standing behind a wall saying it’s peaceful. Because there’s a wall. Think about that, right? The irony there,” Mark Morgan, who led Border Patrol from mid-2016 into early 2017, told Fox News host Laura Ingraham late Thursday.

Acosta visited McAllen, Texas, Thursday as part of the White House press pool that accompanied Trump on the trip.

“The steel slats don’t run the entire length of the border in the McAllen area,” Acosta tweeted along with a photo of himself standing by the steel-bollard barrier. “We found one part where there is a chain link fence. Occasionally migrants come thru but residents say their community is quite safe.”

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Big govt, Media, Politics

Obama’s Border Patrol Chief Debunks Open Borders Left

Former Border Patrol chief Mark Morgan, who served in the Obama administration, was swift to debunk the “fake news” being spewed by the former president’s party. During an appearance on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on the Trump shutdown address, Morgan revealed that CBP agents routinely arrest “murderers, rapists, pedophiles, other violent offenders, and gang members” at the Mexican border. “That is not manufactured. That is real, and that’s a fact, and it’s still happening today…and I would say one last point is 127 Border Patrol agents have died. They didn’t die playing Monopoly. They died defending, being the frontline defenders of our borders, trying to apprehend 17,000 people, the bad people.” That’s a stark report from someone the Left would expect to follow the liberal line. Rest assured, though, that Pelosi, Schumer, and their ilk are leaning on the Left media’s portrayal of sob stories at the border, all while ignoring the criminals flooding into the U.S.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

Obama’s former Border Patrol chief Mark Morgan responded to President Donald Trump’s Wednesday speech on illegal immigration by noting that Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents regularly apprehend “murderers, rapists, pedophiles, other violent offenders, and gang members.”

Morgan made the remarks while appearing on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight” with host Tucker Carlson immediately following Trump’s Oval Office address.

“Before I was even chief of Border Patrol, I served on the FBI for two decades,” he told Carlson. “One of my assignments was I led the El Paso office. From my office right on the border, I could see Juarez. Every day, Tucker, we worked the DEA and all components of DHS. And we worked human trafficking cases, we worked drug cases, and we worked drug and gang cases, all impacting the southern border.”

“And then as chief, every single day, Tucker, I was briefed every single day about the men and women who are risking their lives every day and they’re apprehending murderers, rapists, pedophiles, other violent offenders, and gang members,” Morgan continued.

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Big govt, Courts, Politics

Rosenstein to Depart Justice Department in Weeks

Embattled Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is expected to resign after attorney general nominee Bill Barr is confirmed by the U.S. Senate to replace former Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Rosenstein is most widely known for his role in overseeing the Russia collusion investigation after Jeff Sessions’ recusal and for signing off on a surveillance warrant for former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. Recall last November that Rosenstein was trolled by President Trump on Twitter with an image of him and others behind bars. With Barr soon to be confirmed, Rosenstein’s departure is imminent and not a moment too soon, as his short dominion over the DOJ has been marred by numerous scandals that have all but proven FBI collusion with Hillary’s campaign and other entities to derail the Trump campaign and his resultant presidency.

Here’s more from Washington Examiner…

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is expected to step down from his role in the Justice Department in the coming weeks.

A source confirmed to the Washington Examiner that Rosenstein always expected to serve for about two years, and said he is likely to leave after attorney general nominee Bill Barr is confirmed by the Senate.

Barr’s confirmation hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee begin Tuesday, and once he’s confirmed, he will officially replace former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who was forced to resign by the White House in November. Barr’s confirmation vote will likely not before mid-February.

The source said Rosenstein is not being pushed out, and that he is timing his departure in order to make sure there is a smooth transition to the next deputy attorney general.

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Big govt, Elections, Politics

Gowdy Goes After Warren “Demonstrably False Allegation”

In a Twitter spat last week, 2020 presidential hopeful Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) alleged that Representative Trey Gowdy (R-SC) was abandoning his constituents for a “fat lobbyist paycheck.” As you might imagine, Gowdy isn’t letting her get away with it. Appearing on Fox News, he called her out for a “demonstrably false allegation.” “If you are going to criticize the president and other people for being loose with the facts, don’t be loose with the facts yourself,” Gowdy fired back. He also used the opportunity to dog Warren for her uncomfortable efforts to compete with charming-if-intellectually-vacant Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) by awkwardly drinking beer on an Instagram livestream. Warren, the consummate ivory tower intellectual, is hoping to have it both ways as the uber brain and the everyman. Though it will fail miserably, it’s gonna be quite entertaining to watch as Democrats tear themselves apart.

Here’s more from Washington Examiner…

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., began her 2020 campaign with a “demonstrably false allegation,” according to former Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C.

The pair had a Twitter spat last week which centered on Warren claiming Gowdy was leaving politics for a “fat lobbyist paycheck.”

“If you are going to criticize the president and other people for being loose with the facts, don’t be loose with the facts yourself,” Gowdy said on Fox News. “She is running for president of the United States. And she kicks it off by making a demonstrably false allegation against a former colleague.”

Since leaving Congress last week, Gowdy has rejoined his old law firm, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, in South Carolina as a white-collar defense attorney.

In a tweet Friday, Warren claimed he retired because he “just wanted a fat lobbyist paycheck,” adding “That should be illegal.”

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Big govt, Courts, Politics

Justice Ginsburg Takes First Sick Day Ever

In an ominous sign for the Left, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was absent from the bench on Monday for the first time in her decades-long career. The leave of absence comes just over two weeks after Ginsburg, 85, underwent surgery to remove two malignant nodules in one of the lobes of her left lung. Ginsburg fell the month before the surgery and broke three ribs, leading to the discovery of the cancerous nodules. Ginsburg has an established medical history of colorectal (1999) and pancreatic cancer (2009), which were both treated with surgery in between court sessions. Just last year Ginsburg had commented that she will serve “as long as I can do the job full steam…,” which combined with recent health concerns leaves open the possibility that President Trump may well get another Supreme Court pick. Read more…

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

On Monday, for the first time in her career as a Supreme Court Justice, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will not be sitting on the bench as the court hears oral arguments.

Court spokeswoman Kathleen Arberg stated that Ginsburg, 85, who has served on the court since 1993 after being nominated by former President Bill Clinton and being confirmed by a vote of 96-3, will still peruse briefs and a transcript of the two oral arguments scheduled for Monday, according to The Washington Post.

On December 21, Ginsburg underwent surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York to remove two malignant nodules in her left lung; one of the two lobes of her left lung was removed. She was released from the hospital on December 23.

The last two months have been brutal for Ginsburg, as she fell on November 7 and broke three ribs. It was during the examination of her broken ribs at George Washington University Hospital that the cancerous nodules were found.

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Big govt, Politics

She’s Baaack!

Former House Speaker Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is Speaker once again in the new 116th Congress. Pelosi has prioritized impeaching President Trump and ratcheting up the Russia collusion investigation but not necessarily in that order. The vote hinted of at least some defections, with a notable block of “Never Pelosi” Democrats voting for other candidates or “present.” Reportedly, Pelosi only clinched the gavel because she promised to term limit herself. If you believe that, we hope to interest you in some real estate in the Everglades.

Here’s more from Breitbart…

The first woman to wield the gavel of the House of Representatives is on track to secure it for a second time on Thursday, as a rebellion against her from within her own ranks was crushed from election day until now.

As the onset of the 116th Congress approaches, convening at noon on Thursday, Jan. 3, 78-year-old Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is the only declared Democrat candidate for Speaker of the House. Barring any unforeseen circumstances or last-second shenanigans by Democrat rebels against her, Pelosi will win back the Speaker’s gavel on Thursday afternoon–putting her in the driver’s seat on negotiations with President Donald Trump on everything from the ongoing government shutdown to major federal policy decisions on just about every issue.

Pelosi served as Speaker from January 2007 until the beginning of January 2011, for two Congresses when Democrats held the majority at the end of the George W. Bush administration and beginning of the Barack Obama administration, but she has been stuck in the minority since Republicans took control of Congress in the 2010 midterm elections.

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Issues, Politics

Abortionists Advertising to Children

The #ShoutYourAbortion movement, which proclaims as its mission eliminating the stigma of abortion, is now promoting its cause celebre to children. Efforts to market its brutal business to minors include a children’s book and videos promoting it. One video even compares abortion to “a crappy dentist appointment.” Other efforts include “meet and greet” sessions between children and someone who has had an abortion. In one such propaganda session, the abortion procedure is explained thus: “You go to the doctor and they put this little straw inside of your uterus and then they just suck the pregnancy out.” The worship of the ancient Canaanite god Moloch is alive and well in America.

Here’s more from PJ Media…

The #ShoutYourAbortion movement has a new target for its propaganda—children. In Huxleyan fashion, they have written a book for young people and are promoting it with a video in which one of the cofounders has an uncomfortable discussion with young kids about her abortion.

Amelia Bonow tweeted the video in which she compares her abortion to “a crappy dentist appointment.” She says the kids grilled her about it, but the “educational moment” was less a grilling by the kids and more a cringe-worthy attempt by Bonow to indoctrinate them.

Treating the interviews as if they were part of career day at school, Bonow presents the video as “Kids meet someone who’s had an abortion.” I remember meeting firemen or policemen back in school, but someone who had an abortion? In those days, such discussions were handled by my parents or school counselors.

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Big govt, Elections, Politics

Democrats Target Electoral College for Elimination

On the first day of the new 116th Congress, Representative Steve Cohen (D-TN) introduced two bills seeking to amend the Constitution to favor the Left and its vast conspiracy theories against sitting president Donald Trump. The first bill targets the electoral college for elimination, and the other seeks to prohibit presidents from pardoning themselves or members of their families, administration, or campaigns. Major population centers have long supported the progressive agenda, and abolishing the electoral college would eliminate any fair chance for conservatives to win elections. The framers of the Constitution are surely rolling in their graves.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) introduced two bills on Thursday, one to eliminate the electoral college and the other to prohibit presidents from pardoning themselves or their family members.

A press release from Cohen’s office stated that the “senior member of the House Judiciary Committee, introduced two Constitutional Amendments today on the opening day of the new Congress. The first would eliminate the Electoral College and provide for the direct election of the President and Vice President of the United States. The second would limit the presidential pardon power by prohibiting presidents from pardoning themselves, members of their families, members of their administrations and their campaign staff.”

“In two presidential elections since 2000, including the most recent one in which Hillary Clinton won 2.8 million more votes than her opponent, the winner of the popular vote did not win the election because of the distorting effect of the outdated Electoral College,” Cohen said.

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