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Warren warns 'democracy hangs in the balance' in New Year's Eve speech

December 31, 2019 / 10:05 AM / Updated 3 minutes ago

Joseph Ax, Amanda Becker 4 Min Read

BOSTON (Reuters) - Democratic presidential contender Elizabeth Warren sought to re-energize her White House campaign in a New Year’s Eve speech on Tuesday, warning that “democracy hangs in the balance” five weeks before nominating contests begin in early February.

In her home state of Massachusetts on the first anniversary of her campaign launch, Warren said President Donald Trump would “try to cheat his way through yet another election” if he is not removed from office after his impeachment by the Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives.

“In the past 12 months, the president has become bolder with his lies and more brazen in his law-breaking,” said Warren, who as a U.S. senator will vote on whether to convict Trump of improperly pressuring Ukraine for political favors. “Meanwhile, the Republicans in Congress have turned into fawning, spineless defenders of his crimes.”

The race for the Democratic nomination remains fluid as the calendar turns to 2020, with 15 Democrats still in the running and a majority of voters telling pollsters that they have yet to settle on a final choice. The nominating contests in Iowa and New Hampshire in early February will be critical tests of candidates’ viability.


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Duran Duran - Ordinary World Live (A Diamond In The Mind)................

The biggest business con of 2019: fleecing workers while bosses get rich

Robert Reich

Corporate social responsibility is the second-biggest con of 2019 (Donald Trump remains in first place).

Consider Boeing, whose board just fired its CEO, Dennis Muilenburg, in order “to restore confidence in the company moving forward as it works to repair relationships with regulators, customers, and all other stakeholders”.

Restore confidence? Muilenburg’s successor will be David Calhoun, who, as a longstanding member of Boeing’s board of directors, allowed Muilenburg to remain CEO for more than a year after the first 737 Max crash and after internal studies found that the jetliner posed an unacceptable risk of accident. It caused the deaths of 346 people.

Muilenburg raked in $30m in 2018. He could walk away from Boeing with another $60m.

Boeing isn’t the only large corporation with a confidence problem.

Until his ouster, Muilenburg was a director of the Business Roundtable, an association of 192 CEOs of America’s largest corporations. With great fanfare last August, it announced a “fundamental commitment to all of our stakeholders” (emphasis in the original) and not just their shareholders.


California's groundbreaking privacy law takes effect in January. What does it do?

Landmark law, the ‘most comprehensive’ in the US, gives Californians an arsenal of tools to protect their data online

Last year, California passed a landmark privacy law that gives consumers more control over their data. The legislation gives residents unprecedented rights to control what information companies collect on them and how it is used.

The California Consumer Privacy Act will go into action 1 January 2020, giving residents of the state a whole new arsenal of tools to protect their data and personal information online – and saddling businesses with a lot more responsibility.

Here is everything you need to know about California’s “groundbreaking” new privacy law.


Yale psychiatrist reveals how to tell which side is telling the truth on impeachment

Published 1 min ago on December 30, 2019

By Bob Brigham

The new year is expected to feature a Senate impeachment trial and the 2020 presidential election with both sides aggressively pushing their messages to voters.

But what are voters to do if one side simply lies?

That question was addressed on Monday by Dr. Bandy Lee, a forensic psychiatrist at Yale.

“It does not take a professional to notice anymore that almost everything Donald Trump or his supporters say are projections (displacing unbearable thoughts and characteristics of their own onto others in order to disown them),” Lee wrote on Twitter. “They even project projection.”


Ivanka says kids hurt by her dad's family separations 'not part of my portfolio'

Oliver Willis -
December 30, 2019 12:42 PM

Ivanka Trump has repeatedly sidestepped her connection to her father's unpopular actions.

In an interview on Sunday's "Face The Nation," Ivanka Trump told host Margaret Brennan that she would not comment on her father's policy of separating migrant children from their families because "immigration is not part of my portfolio."

"Obviously, I think everyone should be engaged, and the full force of the U.S. government is committed to this effort of border security, to protecting the most vulnerable. That includes those being trafficked across our border," she added, avoiding comment on one of the most controversial and damaging policies of the administration, in which she serves as a "senior adviser" to her dad.

Ivanka Trump has consistently tried to avoid getting entangled with the policy despite its centrality to the Trump administration's approach to immigration.

Last year, as stories circulated of her alleged behind-the-scenes comments that the policy looked bad, she declined to use her massive social media reach — at least 18.5 million followers — or her media platform to speak out against the policy.


Hey trumpsters /'drumpf daughter maybe you should read Malcolm Nance's new book, it pretty much explains your "portfolio"................your pretty much linked to Russia........................

GOP leader really wants you to forget about all the Republicans fleeing the House

Josh Israel -
December 30, 2019 1:29 PM

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is facing 25 retirements from his caucus, and there may be more to come.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy mocked the Democratic majority on Monday for having "fewer members than they started with" in 2019. But his own caucus has seen significantly more departures than the Democrats have and will soon face dozens of retirements.

Under the guise of presenting a year-in-review for the House Democratic majority, Rep. McCarthy (R-CA) noted misleadingly that they had "Issued more subpoenas than laws," claimed they "Have fewer members than they started with," and opined that they "Jammed though an unpopular impeachment which will cost them their House majority."

While McCarthy is technically correct that the Democratic caucus is slightly smaller today (232) than at the beginning of the year (235), his own caucus is as well and may get smaller still in the upcoming days.

Since the start of 2019, one Democratic member died in office, Elijah Cummings of Maryland), one resigned after revenge porn was posted online (Katie Hill of California), and one switched parties (Jeff Van Drew of New Jersey).


The utter brilliance of this "guy" is amazing......................... ..........................he is on the ...................and they are abandoning his party.....................his treasonous enabling party................. ...............

Amy McGrath Is Now Officially Challenging Mitch McConnell

McGrath, a former Marine pilot, is already out-fundraising the Senate Republican leader.
Noah Lanard

Reporter Bio

Amy McGrath, a Democrat and former Marine fighter pilot, has officially filed to challenge Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in Kentucky’s 2020 US Senate election.

In the 2018 midterm elections, McGrath narrowly lost to Rep. Andy Barr (R-Ky.) to represent the state’s 6th Congressional District. During her first months on the campaign trail before officially establishing her candidacy, McGrath outraised McConnell and other Democrats by bringing in nearly $11 million.

In 2016, Trump carried Kentucky by nearly 30 points. But last month, Gov. Matt Bevin, the nation’s “Trumpiest governor,” lost his reelection bid to Democrat Andy Beshear, after President Donald Trump campaigned for Bevin and said a loss for the unpopular incumbent would send “a really bad message.” The president pleaded, “You can’t let that happen to me!”

McGrath believes Beshear’s win helps her chances in 2020. “It absolutely gives us momentum,” she told the Associated Press, “because it shows that against an unpopular Republican incumbent, a Democrat can win.” McConnell is the country’s most unpopular senator in his home state, with 50 percent disapproval, although he’s still the heavy favorite in deep-red Kentucky.

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