After facing pressure from protesters outside his own home and House Democrats after Speaker Pelosi called for an emergency session to protect the vote, Trump’s own postmaster general Louis Dejoy has backed down from implementing controversial changes to
Kimberly Klacik is running for a seat in the house after losing a special election earlier this year for Maryland’s 7th district against Democratic Rep. Kweisi Mfume.
In a recent campaign ad, Klacik stated “Do you care about Black lives? The people that run Baltimore don’t. I can prove it. Walk with me. They don’t want you to see this. I’m Kim Klacik. This is Baltimore, the real Baltimore. This is a reality for black people every single day. Crumbling infrastructure, abandoned homes, poverty, and crime. Baltimore’s been run by the Democrat Party for 53 years. What is the result of their decades of leadership? Baltimore is one of the top five most dangerous cities in America.”
Klacik continued to question, “Do you believe black lives matter? I do. The vast majority of crime in Baltimore is perpetrated against Black people who make up 60 percent of the population. So why do we care about our communities? The Democrat Party have betrayed the Black people of Baltimore. If the politicians walked the streets like I do, they would see exactly how their policies and corruption affect them. But they don’t want to see it, they don’t want you to see this.”
Klacik went to a Baltimore neighborhood and asked some residents if they want to defund the police.
One resident stated, “I had three sons killed in Baltimore City. And I think if we defund the police officers, it’s going to be worser than that. So, no, I’m opposed to that.”
Klacif founded ‘Potential Me’, a nonprofit that helps women find employment.
She shared, “I guess you got to look at what I have experience in doing. You know, my whole thing is right now, from what I see in Baltimore, there’s a lack of career opportunities. I’ve helped over 200 women become gainfully employed, 30 percent went on to be financially independent. That’s what I have experienced in doing.”
The security guard at The New York Times who went viral last year after she was recorded telling former Vice President Joe Biden that she loved him while escorting him to a meeting with the paper’s editorial board at the…
As Trump seeks a meeting with Vladimir Putin just months before the election, the Senate Intelligence Committee finally published a sweeping report on what went down between Russia and the 2016 Trump campaign. MSNBC’s Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber
The Democratic National Convention came in for a round of online ridicule after Senator Elizabeth Warren, who once passed herself off as Native American, took part in discussions of how Covid-19 affected the “Indian country.”
Warren (D-Massachusetts) spoke at the Native American Caucus virtual panel on Tuesday, the second day of the convention, to accuse President Donald Trump of having “failed Indian Country” by not sending enough coronavirus relief to the tribes.
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Talking about how Trump admin has “failed Indian Country,” leaving communities to get “ravaged by COVID-19.” Notes all the Trump admin delays in distributing emergency COVID-19 relief to tribes, causing “more suffering, more illness + more death.” pic.twitter.com/MXl1EIE2fb
Most of the reactions to Warren’s appearance focused not on the substance of her remarks – politicized as they might be – but on the fact that she has no business being anywhere near “Indian country,” as someone who once falsely claimed that heritage to get ahead in life.
“What does this Republican Anglo-saxon [sic] white lady have to do with Indian affairs?”asked one Twitter user. Others wondered if the DNC was “trying to lose” the election to Trump. One simply replied“POW WOW CHOW” – the 1984 cookbook that published an “old family recipe” of Warren’s that had as much connection with the Cherokee Nation as the future senator herself.
Then there were the many, many memes of Warren as a Native American.
Warren’s claim to “Indian” notoriety is that she identified as a Cherokee to get hired by Harvard decades ago, but could never substantiate the claim. Even her 2018 DNA test backfired, with the heavily massaged result suggesting she might be between 1/32 and 1/1,024 Native American, and the tribes taking offense at the very idea.
Republican critics have routinely mocked Warren over the whole thing – as have some foreign officials. President Trump has taken to calling her “Pocahontas,” after a 17th-century daughter of a Powhatan chief. Warren and the Democrats have tried in vain to dismiss the nickname as a “racist slur.”
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With Warren basically not qualifying as a “person of color” under the Democrats’ own standards, her use of “Indian country” then becomes problematic, as they would say. The expression itself is in colloquial use by Native Americans – Indian Country Today is a well-known news outlet – but Trump was denounced as racist when he used it in December 2019.
One Trump campaign aide also poked fun at Warren’s presence, asking if the DNC was also planning to do a Black Caucus meeting featuring Rachel Dolezal – a white woman who posed as African-American.
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As Bill Clinton headlines the second night of the DNC, Clinton’s lead strategist James Carville joins MSNBC’s Ari Melber to discuss the future of the Democratic party and what comes next for AOC. Carville arguing “she’ll go very far” within the Democratic
The attorneys general of Washington and Pennsylvania say they are leading states suing to block service changes at the U.S. Postal Service, even as the postmaster general reversed himself and said he’d halt some changes after a national outcry. (Aug. 18)
Cindy McCain, the widow of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., will lend her voice to a video during Tuesday night’s Democratic National Convention programming that will highlight Joe Biden’s close friendship with her late husband.
The NBA and MLB, two of the nation’s biggest pro sports, have returned to TV after the COVID-19 hiatus. However, their ratings show that fans just aren’t all that interested in the new, woke version of the leagues.
Both basketball and baseball hit screens this summer filled with paeans to Black Lives Matter: Protests during the national anthem, and an avalanche of sloganeering on signs, stadium floors and fields, and on player jersey backs. Along with the intrusion of this political activism on TV during the games, the two leagues have literally blasted social media with one woke proclamation after another.
Senate Intel Report: FBI’s ‘Unjustified’ Use Of Anti-Trump Dossier ‘Deeply Troubling’
The Senate Intelligence Committee has determined that the FBI gave the unverified anti-Trump dossier “unjustified credence,” and that Russia “took advantage” of members of the Trump transition team’s “relative inexperience in government.”
In its final report as part of a years-long bipartisan into whether Russia sought to influence the 2016 election, the Committee found “absolutely no evidence that then-candidate Donald Trump” colluded with Russia.
“Over the last three years, the Senate Intelligence Committee conducted a bipartisan and thorough investigation into Russian efforts to influence the 2016 election and undermine our democracy,” Acting Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Marco Rubio (R-FL) said in a statement Tuesday. “We interviewed over 200 witnesses and reviewed over 1 million pages of documents.”
“No probe into this matter has been more exhaustive,” he added.
“We can say, without any hesitation, that the Committee found absolutely no evidence that then-candidate Donald Trump or his campaign colluded with the Russian government to meddle in the 2016 election,” Rubio said. “What the Committee did find, however, is very troubling.”
Rubio said the committee’s found “deeply troubling actions taken” by the FBI, “particularly their acceptance and willingness to rely on the ‘Steele Dossier’ without verifying its methodology or sourcing.”
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