VIDEO: Ocasio-Cortez high-fives protesters in Pelosi’s office

November 13th, 2018
By Victor Skinner

Representative-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is getting to work in Washington well ahead of her official swearing-in in January, and one of her first orders of business was to protest the woman slated to lead her party in the House.

The socialist darling from New York joined with the “Sunrise Movement” at Spirit of Justice Park near the Capitol Tuesday morning, before continuing on with the group to speak truth to power at Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s office, according to The Intercept.

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Pelosi caves to Ocasio-Cortez within hours of office occupation

November 13th, 2018
By Martin Walsh

New York Democratic Representative-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez may not be a member of Congress yet, but it looks like she just secured a earlier victory over House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.

On Tuesday, the 29-year-old socialist took part in a protest with the “Sunrise Movement,” the group who flooded Pelosi’s office on Capitol Hill with activists who demanded a more progressive climate agenda.

Within hours of the protest, it was reported that Pelosi had recommended to her colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives that they reinstate a committee to address climate change, which is what Ocasio-Cortez wanted.

“PELOSI: ‘I have recommended to my House Democratic colleagues that we reinstate the select committee to address the climate crisis,'” wrote The Daily Beast’s Sam Stein, quoting the California Democrat.

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2020 VISION? Hillary encourages ‘not so young women’ to run for office

November 13th, 2018
By Kyle Olson

Hillary Clinton wants more women running for office, and that just might include herself again in 2020.

Appearing at the Glamour Women of the Year awards, Clinton — resembling a leader from the Dark Side in Star Wars — encouraged women to get involved.

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Dems take aim at winner Pelosi — but ignore loser Schumer?

November 13th, 2018
By Martin Walsh

Why are Democrats fighting House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi — who just won a majority in the lower chamber — but not calling for loser Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to be ousted?

During a segment Sunday on MSNBC, that’s the million dollar question that was asked by Elie Mystal, a liberal activist and editor of Above The Law.

Mystal took issue with Democrats challenging Pelosi’s leadership and efforts to build a coalition to block her bid to become the Speaker after Democrats regained control of the U.S. House of Representatives last week.

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W. Bush Solicitor General sues Trump White House on behalf of CNN

November 13th, 2018
By Kyle Olson

President George W. Bush’s Solicitor General is taking up CNN’s cause against President Trump.

Ted Olson, a partner in the firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, is helping with a lawsuit against the President, Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, a Secret Service agent and several others who revoked the press pass of CNN White House Correspondent Jim Acosta.

CNN reports:

…CNN Worldwide chief counsel David Vigilante is joined by two prominent attorneys, Ted Boutrous and Theodore Olson. Both men are partners at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.

Last week, before he was retained by CNN, Boutrous tweeted that the action against Acosta “clearly violates the First Amendment.” He cited the Sherrill case.

“This sort of angry, irrational, false, arbitrary, capricious content-based discrimination regarding a White House press credential against a journalist quite clearly violates the First Amendment,” he wrote.

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VIDEO: Hillary helped down short set of stairs after brief speech

November 13th, 2018
By Kyle Olson

Hillary Clinton — whom former aides predict will again run for president in 2020 — still needs help down the stairs.

The failed presidential candidate — who was dressed like a Star Wars character — gave a short set of remarks to “Community Matters” on Monday and upon their conclusion, needed assistance going down five steps.

A woman stood to Clinton’s right, should she need additional help.

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Protesters blast sirens, blow whistles to disrupt Joe Biden gushing over George W. Bush

November 12th, 2018
By Martin Walsh

If Joe Biden is considering a presidential run in 2020, his latest speech and heaping praise for former President George W. Bush could cause some problems.

While speaking on Sunday at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, the former vice president presented the Liberty Medal to Bush and his wife, former First Lady Laura Bush.

Throughout his speech, protesters could be heard outside screaming, shouting, blowing whistles, and, at one point, blaring a siren to protest the award.

The noise from the protesters was so loud, both Biden and the Bush’s appeared uncomfortable and, at times, even a little flustered.

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Country singer kicked off tour after wearing MAGA hat, holding Chick-Fil-A cup on Facebook

November 12th, 2018
By Victor Skinner

Country music singer and “America’s Got Talent” finalist Benton Blount likes to post memes to Facebook “poking fun at politics,” but he never suspected he would lose a gig because of his conservative views.

“I don’t understand what’s going on,” Blount told The Greenville News.

Blount posted a picture to his Facebook page on Election Day that showed him eating a Chick-Fil-A sandwich, while wearing a Make America Great Again hat and wearing an “I voted” sticker, along with the message: “Someone reading this just got offended multiple times. My work here is done! #Vote”

Shortly after, Blount was banned from Facebook because the post allegedly “did not meet community standards.”

And that was just the beginning.

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Mad Maxine tells Trump to ‘keep his mouth shut’ over California fires

November 12th, 2018
By Martin Walsh

Rep. Maxine Waters, who has criticized President Donald Trump and Republicans for their “rhetoric,” has been cranking up her tone since Democrats won the U.S. House of Representatives last week.

During an interview on Sunday on MSNBC’s “AM Joy,” the California Democrat claimed that the Republican Party fears “strong, black” women like her. She also said she wishes Trump would “keep his mouth shut” about the issues plaguing her home state.

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Ocasio-Cortez flirts with run for presidency — while dancing, making mac-n-cheese on Instagram

November 11th, 2018
By Martin Walsh

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez spent her Friday night making instant macaroni and cheese while flirting with the idea of running for president in the future.

During an Instagram Live Q&A session on Friday night, the 29-year-old socialist discussed her election victory on Tuesday and flirted with the idea of maybe running for president in the future.

While making macaroni and cheese and listening to music from a kitchen, the Democratic darling spoke about Shirley Chisholm, an African-American politician and author who died in 2005.

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VIDEO: Frail Ruth Bader Ginsburg leaves hospital, gingerly enters vehicle

November 11th, 2018
By Kyle Olson

It took Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg some 30 seconds to sit in the backseat of a sedan from the time she stood up from a wheelchair.

The frail Justice, who fell this week, broke three ribs and was admitted to a D.C. hospital, was discharged on Friday.

Video of the moment shows Ginsburg being wheeled out of the building and to an awaiting car.

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Ocasio-Cortez, Dems build coalition to block Pelosi’s bid for Speaker

November 11th, 2018
By Martin Walsh

Rep. Nancy Pelosi is “100 percent” confident she will be the Speaker of the House in January, but several members of her own party are saying otherwise.

Last Tuesday, Democrats picked up enough seats in the midterms to take back control of the the U.S. House of Representatives.

In the following days, Pelosi made several comments about how confident she is that she’ll become the party’s next Speaker. But given Democrats slim majority in the House, there may already be enough “no” votes to block her bid for the speakership.

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