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Serial Groper Al Franken Mingles With Wealthy Democratic Donors

Disgraced Democratic senator Al Franken was spotted on Wednesday mingling with top Democratic Party donors in Washington, D.C.—just two months after a ninth woman emerged to accuse the comedian turned lawmaker of sexual harassment and two years after Democratic donors took steps to prevent sexual harassment in their own ranks. While Franken appears to have no formal role in the Democracy Alliance’s three-day program, which featured current lawmakers and professional activists, the Free Beacon spotted him glad handing with members of the exclusive group over cocktails. The former Minnesota senator, who has been on a rehabilitation tour since his resignation early last year, is set to host a SiriusXM radio show and told the New Yorker in July that he regretted his decision to step down. Franken’s appearance among the left’s top donors suggests he is still warmly regarded by party leaders and activists who have themselves taken steps to condemn and prevent sexual harassment in the wake of the #MeToo movement. A document obtained by the Free Beacon shows the Democracy Alliance’s board of directors moved on Nov. 15, 2017, to create new program participation guidelines urging participants not to “subject others to unwanted sexual advances, coercion or bullying of a sexual nature.” Democracy Alliance ‘Program Participant Agreement’ on sexual assault by Washington Free Beacon on Scribd Democracy Alliance president Gara LaMarche told the Free Beacon that many people attended to...

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Buttigieg Blasts Warren’s ‘Transparently Political’ Health Care Plan

South Bend, Ind., mayor and presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg (D.) ripped Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D., Mass.) new health care plan, saying she “still doesn’t trust the American people” to make decisions for themselves. The statement, put out by communications adviser Lis Smith, described Warren’s plan as a “transparently political attempt to paper over a very serious policy problem,” criticizing Warren for wanting “to force 150 million people off their private insurance whether they like it or not.” Recent Stories in Politics Serial Groper Al Franken Mingles With Wealthy Democratic Donors Buttigieg Blasts Warren’s ‘Transparently Political’ Health Care Plan WaPo: Warren Hides Wealth Tax Costs in New Ad “No amount of Washington political games can save her plan from that fatal flaw: she still doesn’t trust the American people to make the right health care decisions for themselves,” the campaign concluded. Brutal. Buttigieg camp reacts to new revised Warren health care plan. pic.twitter.com/D9xxp4HvFA — Josh Kraushaar (@HotlineJosh) November 15, 2019 Warren’s plan would transition the American health care system to a “Medicare for All” system over the first three years of her term as president. It proposes using budget reconciliation to pass the massive overhaul. The reconciliation process effectively bypasses the Senate’s 60-vote filibuster threshold to enact spending, tax, or debt-limit legislation. The plan would let Americans opt in a Medicare-based public option before the end of the three-year period. After...

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WaPo: Warren Hides Wealth Tax Costs in New Ad

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) will tax the wealthy at triple the rate she advertises, according to a Washington Post fact check. Warren, a frontrunner for the 2020 Democratic nomination, claimed in a campaign ad released Wednesday that billionaires will only pay two cents per dollar under her wealth tax plan. However, Warren has also called for a 6 percent tax to help fund her Medicare for All plan. Recent Stories in Politics Serial Groper Al Franken Mingles With Wealthy Democratic Donors Buttigieg Blasts Warren’s ‘Transparently Political’ Health Care Plan WaPo: Warren Hides Wealth Tax Costs in New Ad The ad shows clips of billionaires criticizing Warren. The senator is then shown speaking at a campaign event as she describes the rationale behind her wealth tax. Warren says those who build a “great fortune” ought to “pitch in two cents so everybody else gets a chance.” In the clip, she does not mention that her plan now calls for 6 percent taxes on any individual net worth valued at more than $1 billion. In the ad, Warren was likely discussing her “Ultra-Millionaire Tax” plan that imposes a 2 percent tax on wealth earned above $50 million. Over the past few months, the Massachusetts senator has faced pressure to explain how she would pay for her costly Medicare for All plan. She repeatedly dodged questions on whether middle-class taxes would go up. On Nov. 1, Warren announced the...

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Abrams: ‘The Electoral College Is Racist’

Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams called the Electoral College “racist” during remarks Friday at the National Press Club. “The Electoral College is racist and classist,” Abrams said. “We have to remember the Electoral College was not designed because people were worried about Idaho not having enough votes. We didn’t know about Idaho. What we did know was that in the south, the populations in the south had equal or roughly equal populations to the north. However, because black people were not considered human or citizens, they wanted their bodies to count for the purposes of the population count but not their humanity.” Recent Stories in Politics Serial Groper Al Franken Mingles With Wealthy Democratic Donors Buttigieg Blasts Warren’s ‘Transparently Political’ Health Care Plan WaPo: Warren Hides Wealth Tax Costs in New Ad The Electoral College was born out of that compromise, Abrams said. She added states in the north didn’t want immigrants or those who were poorly educated to have a say in who picked the president either. “It’s racism and classism,” she said. “Both of those things should be flung to the far reaches of history and the Electoral College needs to go.” Abrams: “The electoral college is racist and classist.” Says it was designed not to protect rural areas like Idaho (“we didn’t know about Idaho” then) but to disenfranchise Af-Ams in the south and immigrants in the...

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Taylor Swift Attacks Heroic ‘March For Our Lives’ Organizer

Country music singer Taylor Swift took to Twitter Thursday to attack music producer Scooter Braun, the visionary genius behind both Justin Bieber and the March For Our Lives protest. Braun paid more than $300 million in June to acquire Swift’s former recording label, Big Machine Label Group, as well as the rights to Swift’s catalog. Now Swift alleges that Braun and former Big Machine executive Scott Borchetta are blocking her from performing her early songs at the upcoming American Music Awards as it would count as a “re-recording” of those songs, something she cannot legally do until next year. “The message being sent to me is very clear. Basically, be a good little girl and shut up. Or you’ll be punished,” tweeted Swift, star of the upcoming Cats movie. “This is WRONG. Neither of these men had a hand in the writing of those songs. They did nothing to create the relationship I have with my fans.” Don’t know what else to do pic.twitter.com/1uBrXwviTS — Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) November 14, 2019 Swift told fans she was “asking for your help” to “let Scott Borchetta and Scooter Braun know how you feel about this.” But as Swift did not provide contact information for either men, Borchetta and Braun were promptly doxxed on social media by her rabid supporters. The attack on Braun comes despite the fact that he and actor George Clooney were the silent...

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Fisher Investments’ “Women Friendly” Ads Weren’t Embraced By All Women At His Firm

Fisher Investments’ “Women Friendly” Ads Weren’t Embraced By All Women At His Firm It was just about 2 weeks ago that we pointed out Ken Fisher’s efforts to “fight back” against the deluge of withdrawals and redemptions his firm was facing as a result of lewd comments he made at a financial conference several months ago. The firm’s efforts included taking out “women friendly ads”. “You Heard Their Story. Now Hear Ours,” the headline to one of his ads read. It featured 7 female employees at Fisher Investments and statistics that put the company in a favorable light. “Over 800 women strong, with women leading 63% of employees,” the ad read.  But now it appears as though all of the women asked to participate in these ads weren’t exactly happy about it, according to Bloomberg.  Hundreds of female employees were “surprised” last month when they were asked at a meeting to pose for a group picture showing their support for Fisher. They were told that participation in the ad would be “voluntary”. When one woman asked if she could share both positive and negative experiences, she was told that it could be discussed “offline”, before the meeting was directed to more logistical questions.  The women were then asked to sign photo waivers at the meeting and were given “little time to make a decision”, the report notes.  And the counteroffensive effort has now “dividend women...

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Exposing The Deep State’s Deep State Department

Exposing The Deep State’s Deep State Department Authored by James Howard Kunstler via Kunstler.com, For now, it comes down to this: the US State Department is at war with the White House.  State’s allies in the Democratic majority congress want to help overthrow the occupant of the White House because he’s interfering in the department’s foreign policy. The lifers at State are the same ones who executed a coup in 2014 against Ukraine’s government and threw out the elected president Victor Yanukovych because he tilted to join a Russian-backed regional customs union rather than NATO.  State’s diplomatic lifers are old hands at coups. Now they’re at it at home, right here in the USA. Ever since the Maidan Revolution of 2014, they have worked sedulously to exert control over Ukrainian affairs. And they especially can’t stand that the recently elected president Zelensky declared that he wants to improve his country’s relationship with next-door-neighbor (and ex-sovereign) Russia. The occupant of the White House, Mr. Trump, had often expressed a similar interest to improve the USA’s relations with Russia. State would prefer to amp up a new cold war. Mr. Trump has some nerve interfering with that! The lifers at State also have something to hide: their exertions to connive with Ukraine government officials they controlled to interfere in the 2016 US presidential election in favor of their former boss, Mrs. Clinton. The current impeachment spectacle is...

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Hong Kong Liquidity Crisis Near Decade Highs As Capital Flight Accelerates

Hong Kong Liquidity Crisis Near Decade Highs As Capital Flight Accelerates As Hong Kong’s protest-pummeled streets increasingly resemble a warzone, and its economy collapses, there is another, very ominous signal coming from the banking system. As Bloomberg reports, cracks are starting to emerge in Hong Kong’s currency and money markets, as traders speculate the local dollar’s resilience to increasingly violent protests won’t last. While Hong Kong stocks were already showing pain… Source: Bloomberg Now, liquidity conditions in the FX market are the tightest since the late 1990s, or the aftermath of the Asian financial crisis. Source: Bloomberg An increase in this gauge – resulting from a short-term drainage of cash – coupled with a weaker spot rate “signify an increase in risk-aversion to Hong Kong dollar assets,” Chun Him Cheung, a strategist at Morgan Stanley, wrote in a note. Additionally, signaling as the chart below shows that traders are aggressively betting on notable weakness in the Hong Kong Dollar in the short-term… Source: Bloomberg Amid all of this liquidity chaos, the one-month Hong Kong Interbank Offered Rate (HIBOR) soaring 100bps this week to hit 2.75% on Thursday, not too far off a decade-high of 2.99% marked in July when protestors occupied the city’s legislature. Source: Bloomberg Some have suggested that this sudden cash shortage is due to Alibaba Group’s $13.4 billion Hong Kong listing hoovering up cash temporarily: “Timing...

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YouTube To Delete All Accounts That Aren’t “Commercially Viable” Starting Dec. 10th

YouTube To Delete All Accounts That Aren’t “Commercially Viable” Starting Dec. 10th This is obvious censorship. YouTube is planning to silence those who disagree with the political/ruling class and have taken sides. Speaking truth to power is now borderline criminal. The censorship continues… Authored by Ethan Huff via Natural News, Content creators everywhere are starting to panic about an upcoming policy change over at YouTube that threatens to eliminate all accounts and channels on the Google-owned video platform that are deemed to no longer be “commercially viable.” In the “Account Suspension & Termination” section of YouTube’s “Terminations by YouTube for Service Changes,” guidelines, the company explains that, as of December 10, 2019, “YouTube may terminate your access, or your Google account’s access to all or part of the Service, if YouTube believes, in its sole discretion, that provision of the Service to you is no longer commercially viable.” In other words, if you have a YouTube channel that YouTube employees decide isn’t profitable enough for Google, then the company has now granted itself the option to completely shut down your account without warning or consequence. What this means is that YouTube content creators who’ve built their entire livelihoods around the platform are going to need a backup option in the event that they end up being terminated. One such option is Brighteon.com, which you can sign up for here. It also means that YouTube has...

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DHS Plan to Shoot Down Drones Near U.S. Airports Draws Criticism

Republican leaders on the House Homeland Security Committee are opposing new proposals that would allow the federal government to shoot down rogue unmanned drones that fly near American airports. Reps. Mike Rogers (R., Ala.) and Sam Graves (R., Mo.) petitioned the Department of Homeland Security on Thursday to urge Trump administration officials to reconsider a plan to grant the Federal Air Marshal Service the power to shoot unmanned drones that enter the airspace near the nation’s airports. Recent Stories in National Security DHS Plan to Shoot Down Drones Near U.S. Airports Draws Criticism Atlantic Council Gives Saudi Agent Prime Perch to Peddle Influence in Washington Lawmaker Probes Facebook Advertisement Ban of Anti-China News Site “The National Airspace System hosts over 44,000 flights carrying 2.7 million passengers each day, with many of our airports in or near densely populated communities,” the lawmakers said in a joint statement. “The only federal agency that fully understands the incredible complexity of this system, in its totality, is the Federal Aviation Administration.” “Nobody wants drones to cause disruptions at our airports, but to hastily hand over authority to shoot down drones to an agency that doesn’t have the critical knowledge or experience of how our airspace system functions is irresponsible and dangerous,” the lawmakers said. The lawmakers said that the DHS drone proposal goes too far in the power it would grant to federal...

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