The LA riots were a rude awakening for Korean-Americans

April 28, 2017

Los Angeles (CNN)Chang Lee gripped his fingers tighter around the gun and screamed at potential looters from the rooftop of the small strip mall where he stood. The 35-year-old had never held a firearm before the LA riots. Lighting up the blocks around him, Lee could smell the fires burning in Los Angeles’ Koreatown. “Where are the police? Where are the police?” Lee whispered over and over from his rooftop perch. Lee would not see law enforcement for three days — only …

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San Antonio Mayor: Atheists Are ‘Broken People’ Who Cause Poverty

April 25, 2017

… blog on Patheos described the comments as cold and callous, and show nothing but contempt for poor people and atheists. Later in the forum, Taylor expanded upon her religious views. She then cited a Bible passage she said helps her on a daily basis. Although Taylor is a registered Democrat, she has come under repeated criticism from the left on a number of issues, especially LGBT rights. In 2013, Taylor voted against protections for the community, which KHOU reported may have led to her …

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Progressives see reason for optimism after near-win in Georgia

April 19, 2017

Atlanta (CNN)Democrat Jon Ossoff’s progressive grassroots-fueled campaign will fall just short of the 50% he needed to avoid a runoff, CNN projected early Wednesday morning, in a closely watched special election for a House seat in reliably Republican Georgia. But even though their potential psychic victory has been muted somewhat, the left is still calling the result — one that leaves Ossoff with momentum headed into a June 20 runoff against Republican Karen Handel — a win. …

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Democrats needed a win. They didn’t get one in Georgia.

April 19, 2017

(CNN)For the second time in a week, Republicans dodged a potential political cataclysm. Last Tuesday it was a special election in Kansas where the Republican candidate did just enough to win. This Tuesday it was another special election — this one in suburban Atlanta — where a slew of GOP candidates managed to keep Democrat Jon Ossoff just under 50%, forcing a June runoff. An Ossoff victory, which nearly came to pass despite the long Republican tradition in the district, would have …

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House Russia investigator travels to Cyprus, island at center of Manafort allegations

April 15, 2017

(CNN)A Democrat on the House intelligence committee flew to Cyprus this week as part of the panel’s broad investigation into allegations that Russian operatives and top aides on President Donald Trump’s campaign colluded to influence the US election. “You go to Cyprus because that’s where Russians launder money,” said Rep. Mike Quigley, D-Illinois, in explaining the reason for his trip. The Mediterranean island nation has become a part of the sprawling probe …

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Syria’s Assad Is Still Attracting Support From Some Leftists And ‘Alt-Right’ Nationalists

April 8, 2017

WASHINGTON Richard Spencer, a top figure in the white nationalist alt-right movement, was upset with President Donald Trumps military strike on the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad on Thursday night. Spencer, a big fan of both leaders, says he wants them to get along. So, he hinted that Trumps military attack would turn him away from the president in the next election to someone who seems like a startling alternative a Democrat and prominent booster of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). …

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Congress Loves The Syria Strike. But Senators Can’t Say Why Trump Thinks It’s Legal.

April 8, 2017

… inherent authority. I think the president should be able to act, said Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.), the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. The president is commander-in-chief, said Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.). Its the same rationale that Ronald Reagan used after there was a bombing of a bar, a disco in Berlin, and . This is not the first time a president of the United States has acted militarily in response to a crisis, and a necessity for us to react. If there was no clear …

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