It’s 2019 And Democratic Presidential Candidates Are Ignoring Muslim Voters

Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), one of the first two Muslim women in Congress. Just days before, Back in Washington, Muslim organizers and policymakers were busy preparing for a historic moment: what they have called the first national gathering of Muslim Americans in politics.  With only a few days left until the July 23-24 conference, not a single Democratic presidential candidate was set to attend in person. HuffPost contacted every candidate for comment. Some replied to note schedule conflicts; others didn’t respond at all. In politics, Muslims have largely leaned left –– most Democratic-identifying religious group” in the nation.  Next week’s Muslim Collective for Equitable Democracy conference will be hosted in Washington by the When the conference organizers reached out to Democratic …

‘Are You OK With A Racist President, Republicans?’ Asks Charlotte Observer

Donald Trump won in the last presidential election flatly called him a “racist” and asked Republicans if they’re good with that. Charlotte Observer bashed Trump for his tweets Sunday targeting four Democratic congresswomen of color, telling them to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts — were born in America. Rep  But the “same president who referred to Haiti and African nations as ‘ ‘go back to their huts’ once again his racism,” the newspaper added. Richard Burr and Sen. Trump beat Democratic presidential rival more than a third of the state’s population and could be reluctant to back him for reelection next year. Now, the newspaper said, GOP lawmakers, including those of North Carolina, are “bowing to the worst of who we …

No-deal Brexit would be UK’s choice, Ireland says

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSimon Coveney: Ireland would have to protect its place in the EU single market If the new UK prime minister wants to “tear up” the existing withdrawal agreement with the EU “we’re in trouble”, Ireland’s deputy PM has said. Simon Coveney said the decision for a no-deal Brexit would be the UK’s but added checks “of some sorts” would be needed in the Irish Republic. Ireland would have to protect its place in the single market, he told the BBC. Both men vying to become UK PM say they want to change the withdrawal deal and, in particular, the so-called backstop. Mr Coveney warned: “That’s a little bit like saying, ‘Give me …

People Are Furious Over This Video Of Trump Meeting Activist Nadia Murad

Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images, Zach Gibson/Getty Images News/Getty Images These Tweets About Donald Trump Asking Nadia Murad About Her Nobel Prize Will Have You So Furious By Madhuri Sathish a day ago President Donald Trump is facing backlash for awkward comments, once again. According to on Wednesday, July 17, the president met with survivors of religious persecution from countries including China, Myanmar, Iraq, North Korea, Iran, and Turkey, to hear their stories. Yazidi human rights activist Nadia Murad was among those present at the meeting, and on Friday, July 19, a video of their exchange went viral. Suffice to say that these tweets about Donald Trump asking Nadia Murad about her Nobel Prize make it clear that social media …

A WIRED Booklovers Guide to the Moon

This story is part of a series commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission. Humanity had yet to set foot on the moon in 1968, but Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke were already envision­ing commercial space liners and a lunar research base on the big screen. Like many sci-fi films, 2001: A Space Odyssey undershot the timeline a bit. It’s been nearly 48 years since human beings last left low-Earth orbit to visit the moon’s surface, but if you’ve sensed a resurgence in spacebound hopefulness, you’re not a lunatic. At the annual meeting of the National Space Council in March, Vice President Mike Pence directed NASA to return to the moon within the next five years, and …

Sen. Ted Cruz Slams Tennessee Day To Honor KKK Grand Wizard: ‘This Is WRONG’

Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is speaking out against Tennessee’s decision to honor Nathan Bedford Forrest ― a Confederate general, slave trader and the first grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan ― calling it downright “wrong.” signed a proclamation deeming Saturday “Nathan Bedford Forrest Day” and praising him as “a recognized military figure in American history and a native Tennessean.” days of recognition each year. In addition to Forrest, the state also has days honoring Robert E. Lee, who led the Confederate army, and Andrew Jackson, who owned slaves. Echoing Cruz’s criticism, Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) called on the governor to bring the state “into the 21st century” rather than “backsliding into the 19th.” Despite the criticism, Lee “I haven’t even looked …

The best stuff we bought on Amazon this year

While costlier items with household names tend to steal the Prime Day spotlight, there is a world beyond them. Oftentimes, the most random of Amazon purchases end up becoming the thing you realize you cant live without. Weve rounded up the best things we bought on Amazon this yearnote, we said best, not most exciting. Prime Day: The best stuff we bought on Amazon this year AmazonBasic Wired Keyboard ($13.99)a cheap, boxy, and black office keyboardRamon Ramirez, News Director WeMo Mini Smart Plug ($17.99)Lowes Iris techMonica Riese, Director of Production AV to HDMI Video Audio Converter Adapter ($14.99)ClerksSwingersJosh Katzowitz, Senior Writer Stanwood Needlecraft Wooden Umbrella Swift Yarn Winder, Medium ($49.95), Stanwood Needlecraft Large Metal Yarn/Fiber/Wool/String Ball Winder, 10-Ounce ($72.95)Game of …

The #IceBae Meme Captures the Worst of 2019 So Far

IceBae is not the frozen water equivalent of Salt Bae, sending ice cubes cascading stylishly into cups across the internet. She's a US Customs and Border Protection officer, identified as Kiara Cervantes, who provided security during Vice President Mike Pence's recent visit to a Texas Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center. On Sunday, a Twitter user encountered a photo of Cervantes standing in front of a crowded pen of migrants. This user found the image sexy, and shared it. Other users followed suit, and soon #IceBae—the most 2019 of thirst hashtags—was born. Emma Grey Ellis Stop Meme-ing Taylor Swift Emma Grey Ellis The Meaning Behind the #UnwantedIvanka Meme Emma Grey Ellis Why the Momo Challenge Film Might Beat the Meme …

No More Deals: San Francisco Considers Raising Taxes on Tech

At a recent postmortem for the so-called Twitter tax break, the divisive San Francisco policy that drew tech companies to a beleaguered stretch of downtown, the tone at City Hall was chilly. Tech offices—the likes of Twitter, Zendesk, and Uber—had indeed arrived as promised, but residents of the city’s Mid-Market neighborhood told officials that little uplift came with the logos. “I’ve seen the number of people who are sleeping on the street increase. We’ve seen a lot of displacement … affordable restaurants close,” said Sam Dennison, a local resident who served on a citizen advisory board for the tax break. “We felt like we were going to be annihilated, and in a lot of ways we weren’t wrong.” In the …

Daddy Bernie Sanders Admits He Has Spoken With Cardi B

Cardi B recently tweeted: I been reading about interview, Cardi B said that she was still surveying options in the crowded 2020 Democratic primary field but added: Imma always go with Bernie. This is the thing, right? Bernie dont say things to be cool. Like, theres pictures of him being an activist from a very, very, very long time [ago]. At the time she also reportedly indicated that she was interested in long-shot Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH). A spokesperson for Sanders did not immediately respond to a request for comment about the nature of his conversation with Cardi B. Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

Kamala Harris might be surging but her record will soon catch up with her | Bhaskar Sunkara

A leftward moving party is hungry for change. Just like Joe Biden, Kamala Harris past will prove to be a liability writes Bhaskar Sunkara The first pair of Democratic presidential primary debates showed how wide open the field is. Former vice-president Joe Biden came in with a comfortable lead, but stumbled during the debates and has one poll, shes now within two points of him. Joe Biden had a couple things going for him: he was connected to a popular Obama administration and he is still widely perceived as being electable. For stalwart Democratic voters, preventing a second term for Trump and an ever-rightward moving Republican party is a key priority. Biden might have stood out with his relatively conservative …

Is the US nudging Britain into dangerous waters with Iran?

The UKs shipping looks vulnerable since it seized a tanker after a US request A chain of events has been triggered that is increasingly exposing the UK diplomatically and militarily in the Gulf. The UK has put British shipping seized Grace 1, an Iranian-owned oil tanker, off the straitgradually reducing its commitments under the deal, in a calibrated effort to force Europe to do more to challenge US policy. Lord Howell, a former Conservative cabinet minister and chairman of the Lords international relations committee, asked his government on Thursday whether it was such a good idea to raid the Iranian oil tanker in Gibraltar in the first place. He said: Obviously we want to stop oil getting to President Assad, …

‘His only tool is racism’: why Trump’s bigoted tirade could be a vote winner

The president seems to regard divisive, nativist rhetoric as his best chance of staying in the White House. Analysts say he may be right It was foul and repugnant. But was it a vote winner? Donald Trumps bigoted tirade against four congresswoman of colour, telling them to go back to the countries they came from, prompted widespread revulsion the comments tweeted: Trump launched his political brand eight years ago saying the first African American President was born in Africa. It has always been about racism, and the fact that this has ever been a controversial thing to say is part of the problem. Trump is a minority president after winning 46% of the popular vote in 2016, less than Hillary …

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee Honors KKK Grand Wizard With Proclamation

Each year, according to state law, the governor is supposed to sign six such proclamations for days of observation, three of which are in honor of the Confederacy, “I signed the bill because the law requires that I do that and I haven’t looked at changing that law,” Lee told The Tennessean on Thursday. panned by the media. New York Times columnist Jamelle Bouie tweeted: “Very cool that Tennessee has a day honoring a confederate war criminal and founder of America’s oldest and deadliest terrorist group.”  bloodthirsty slave trader and the KKK’s very first grand wizard. In 1864, he led Confederate soldiers to commit what’s known as the Fort Pillow Massacre, according to The Washington Post. Three hundred Union soldiers, …

Joe Biden Lays Out Foreign Policy Plan To ‘Repair Trumps Damage

NEW YORK ― Former Vice President Joe Biden used an expansive foreign policy speech on Thursday to assert that President As part of an attempt to improve the country’s relationships with other democracies, Biden said that early in his presidency he would host a “global summit for democracy to renew the spirit and shared purpose of the nations of the Free World.”  “Donald Trump’s brand of ‘America first’ has too often led to ‘America alone,’” he said. Tacitly acknowledging recent criticism that he isn’t taking the threat of China seriously, Biden repeatedly mentioned that country’s growing worldwide influence and described pulling together a united front of countries wary of Beijing’s authoritarianism. “We are the United States of America and we …

Trump, Clinton, & The Billionaire Pedophile: The Biggest Scandal You’re Not Following! – Perez Hilton

Politics has become such a depressing cesspool, we absolutely understand if you’ve retreated into the world of pop culture. The Donald Trump presidency has undergone so many investigations, Carrie from Homeland would need the Great Wall of China to map it out. 1 Sexual Predator Pyramid Scheme 3 Potential Co-Conspirators 5 A Scandal Reborn Sexual Predator Pyramid Scheme Epstein, a money manager to the ultra wealthy, was accused by a woman in 2005 of molesting her stepdaughter. This lead to an investigation by detectives in Palm Beach, Florida, which uncovered several underage girls who claimed Epstein abused them. Miami Herald reporter Julie Brown was personally able to track down 80 women who said they were sexually abused in some way by the billionaire. Prosecutors were …