Pelosi: Socialism “Is Not The View Of The Democratic Party”; AOC Knows We Have To “Hold The Center”

“Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said Democratic freshman in Congress such as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez “know” they have to hold the center as a party. Pelosi also told ’60 Minutes’ correspondent Lesley Stahl that she rejects socialism and “it is not the view of the Democratic party.”

“I do reject socialism as an economic system. If people have that view, that’s their view. That is not the view of the Democratic Party,” Pelosi told Lesley Stahl.”

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2019/04/15/pelosi_socialism_is_not_the_view_of_the_democratic_party_aoc_knows_we_have_to_hold_the_center.html

Buttigieg: Capitalism Has Let A Lot Of People Down, Democracy Is More Important Than Capitalism

CNN HOST:  I’m interested in if you think your fellow Democrats and some of your Democratic contenders and competitors in this race for the White House have vilified big business in a way that is dangerous, and capitalism, when now we know more Democrats view socialism favorably than capitalism.

BUTTIGIEG: Well, I think the reason we’re having this argument over socialism and capitalism is that capitalism has let a lot of people down. I guess what I’m out there to say is that it doesn’t have to be so. I believe in Democratic capitalism. But the Democratic part is extremely important.

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2019/04/16/buttigieg_capitalism_has_let_a_lot_of_people_down_democracy_and_capitalism_are_not_the_same_thing.html

Rush Limbaugh questions timing of Assange arrest — Not a coincidence?

Julian Assange, the founder and editor of Wikileaks, released documents showing that the U.S. government was misleading the public about the war in Syria, and had in fact been looking to use transiting Islamists to stir up trouble for the democratically elected president, Bashar al-Assad, in order to weaken Syria, a foe of both Saudi Arabia and Israel.

But Democrats really turned on Assange after he released DNC emails just before the July 2016 Democratic National Convention that showed that the chairman, Debbie Wasserman Schultz and top staffers were actively working to help Hillary Clinton and hurt insurgent Bernie Sanders, despite their public pronouncements that the DNC was remaining neutral during the primary.

https://www.bizpacreview.com/2019/04/11/rush-limbaugh-questions-timing-of-assange-arrest-not-a-coincidence-743675?

Wink, wink: 6.5M people with active Social Security numbers are 112 or older

“It is incredible that the Social Security Administration in 2015 does not have the technical sophistication to ensure that people they know to be deceased are actually noted as dead,” Mr. Johnson said. “Making sure Social Security cleans up its death master file to prevent future errors and fraud is a good government reform we can all agree on.”

Mr. Carper agreed, saying eliminating such errors by simply keeping track of who has died is a “relatively simple problem that the government should pursue as a high priority.”

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/mar/10/65m-people-with-active-social-security-numbers-are/

Pentagon Papers lawyer: Assange investigation may include Seth Rich and 2016 election

Under the U.S.-U.K. extradition treaty, one cannot be extradited from the United Kingdom if the extradition is for “political purposes.” This explains why the indictment does not contain any charges alleging that Assange conspired with the Russians to impact the 2016 presidential election. It may also explain why the indictment focuses on hacking government computers rather than on leaking stolen government information, in as much as leaking could be characterized as being done for political purposes.

When Assange arrives in the United States through extradition, as many expect he will, the government will then be able to indict him for his participation in that election.

https://thehill.com/opinion/criminal-justice/438709-pentagon-papers-lawyer-indictment-of-assange-snare-and-delusion

Trump says he is considering putting migrants in sanctuary cities

Democrats say that is totally unfair for them to be singled out after stopping the national border from being secured and creating sanctuary cities where federal immigration law is ignored…. say forcing them to take responsibility for their own laws is immature, mean, and nasty.

“They say ‘we have open arms.’ They’re always saying they have open arms. Let’s see if they have open arms.”

Trump’s comments breathed new life into the proposal, which could further rile lawmakers in Washington who say the president is going too far in his efforts to crack down on illegal immigration.

https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/438638-trump-says-he-is-considering-releasing-immigrants-into-sanctuary