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Sunday, January 15, 2017

A former chairman of the Republican National Committee issued a firm rebuke of President-elect Donald Trump's tweets attacking Rep. John Lewis (D-Georgia) on Saturday, calling the comments "unnecessary" and warning Trump not to further isolate himself from black voters. "Number one, don't tweet that. Number two, don't go there. And number three, step back and try to appreciate what's being said and what the concern is," Michael Steele said on MSNBC. "The tweet is unnecessary, it's unfortunate. ... John Lewis has a walk that very few people in this country -- least of all Donald Trump -- have ever walked."


Saturday, January 14, 2017

A well-known Greenwich Republican called a town worker "nothing but a bloodsucking lazy union employee" and later reached in from behind to place his hand between her legs and pinch her in the groin area, according to the police arrest warrant.

Christopher von Keyserling, 71, of 402 Post Road E., was arrested in Greenwich Town Hall on Wednesday afternoon and charged with fourth-degree sexual assault, police said. He posted $2,500 bond and was released to appear in court on Jan. 25.


Every one of Trump's most repellant habits and puerile tics was on zoo-like display Wednesday morning, nine days before the pussy-grabbing reality TV conman takes over the most powerful job on the planet: Speaking of himself in the third person, bashing Hillary without prompt, mocking CNN (among others) as fake news (and calling BuzzFeed, who first published the now-infamous "golden shower" dossier, a "failing pile of garbage"), trashing all of professional journalism, using repetitive, stilted 5th-grade language, threatening to have reporters (like CNN's John Acosta) forcibly removed for daring to ask questions he did not like, lying outright about his debts, his conflicts of interest, his influence on American industry, his taxes, hacking, Vladimir Putin, Russian hookers, the CIA, how "fantastic" and "beautiful" will be his inauguration no one wants to attend, much less celebrate. read more


Friday, January 13, 2017

An Illinois Dairy Queen has closed its doors permanently just days after the owner used a racial slur against a customer, leading her to criticize the restaurant in a now viral Facebook post. Deianeira Ford took her two young children to a Dairy Queen in Zion last week. When she opened her order, she says she found one item was missing and another was wrong, prompting her to return to the window. She first asked for her original order, but when the franchise owner, James Crichton, declined, she asked for a refund. The situation then escalated, Ford says, with Crichton using racial slurs against her. "He called me and my children n---; he said I can go back to where I came from," Ford told the Washington Post. "He took out his flip phone and he said he would take a picture and put it on Facebook because he wants to show the world what kind of n--- he has to deal with. Then he shut the window and walked away."


Sunday, January 08, 2017

The City of Pasadena, Texas illegally and intentionally sought to dilute Latino voting power when it changed the system used to elect its city council members, in violation of the federal Voting Rights Act, a federal judge ruled Friday.

U.S. District Court Judge Lee H. Rosenthal's decision follows a two-week trial last month during which attorneys for MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund) challenged the city's decision to move from an eight single-member district system to a hybrid system that eliminated two neighborhood districts and replaced them with at-large seats making it harder for Latinos to have a greater voice in local government.


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