June 30, 2019

Posted by orrinj at 9:34 PM

BIRDS OF A FEATHER:


Posted by orrinj at 4:12 PM

WITH NO ONE RUNNING WHO TICKS ALL THREE BOXES...:

Harris surges to third place in national poll after debate (CHRISTOPHER CADELAGO, 06/30/2019, Politico)

The number of Democratic primary voters who pick Kamala Harris as their first choice for president doubled after the first Democratic debates, vaulting the California senator into a third-place tie in a new poll. [...]

Harris' surge, which also netted her more than $2.5 million in donations as the second-quarter deadline approaches, came largely at Biden's expense, the poll found. The former vice president, who maintains a large lead over the field at 33 percent, took the biggest post-debate hit, dropping 5 points after the Miami exchange over race and busing to end desegregation.

Sen. Bernie Sanders held steady in second at 19 percent, but the poll found he was the only major candidate to see a measurable drop in his favorability, which fell 7 points, to 67 percentage, since the previous Morning Consult survey. 


...she's ideally poised for the long term.

Posted by orrinj at 1:15 PM

PROPS:


Posted by orrinj at 11:13 AM

WHY WOULD YOU REGISTER THEM?:

Motel 6 hotel chain to settle lawsuit over sharing guest lists with ICE (Dan Whitcomb, 6/30/19, Reuters) 

Motel 6 has agreed to pay $10 million to settle a class-action lawsuit over claims the budget chain routinely provided guest lists from properties in Arizona to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents, court documents showed on Saturday.

Were they also telling them how many people they actually had in a room?

Posted by orrinj at 10:56 AM

WHY SHOULD OUR GUY BE THE ONLY LAUGHINGSTOCK:

Republicans funding Marianne Williamson's campaign for the entertainment value (JTA, 6/30/19)

It's not they are falling in line with her idea to "harness love" to defeat US President Donald Trump. It's that they want to keep her in future Democratic debates. For her entertainment value.

Republican strategist Jeff Roe, who ran the 2016 presidential campaign for Sen. Ted Cruz, a Republican of Texas, posted a tweet at the end of the second debate on Thursday night calling on Republicans to donate $1 to Williamson's campaign.

Posted by orrinj at 10:53 AM

THE REFORMATION ROLLS ON...:

Pittsburgh Jewish federation gives over $650,000 to Christchurch victims (MARCY OSTER, 6/30/19, JTA

The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh will give more than $650,000 to victims of the Christchurch terror attacks on two mosques that left 51 worshippers dead.

More than $60,000 of that total was raised by the Tree of Life congregation, which was targeted by an anti-Semitic gunman five months earlier on October 27, 2018.

"After the March 15 attacks on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, we feel compelled to come to the aid of those communities, just as our Jewish community was so compassionately supported only a few short months ago by people around the world of many faiths. We recall with love the immediate, overwhelming support Tree of Life received from our Muslim brothers and sisters in Pittsburgh," the congregation wrote on the GoFundMe page it set up two days after the Christchurch attack in order to raise funds for the Federation's effort.