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Yeah, politico.. Here's a article from 2012 on how the Defense Industry is watching.. from a Boston


Massachusetts defense industry watching Elizabeth Warren closely


WASHINGTON — It is one legacy of Senator Scott Brown’s tenure in Washington that Elizabeth Warren may want to continue: champion of the defense industry, a critical component of the Massachusetts economy.

But how the liberal senator-elect will come down on one of the most pressing issues facing the new Congress remains a burning question for industry groups and company executives who are wary of the former Harvard professor and have been relying on Brown, a member of the Armed Services Committee, to protect Pentagon contracts, military bases and thousands of Bay State jobs that depend on them.

“The defense technology community in particular is not quite sure of whether she is going to be supportive at the end of the day,” said Chris Anderson, president of the Massachusetts Defense Technology Initiative, which represents Waltham-based defense giant Raytheon, Textron, General Dynamics, BAE Systems, and other large and small defense companies and research universities in Massachusetts and across the region.

“She has an obligation to major sectors of the Massachusetts economy that are inextricably linked to the federal government,” Anderson said.


Warren has privately shown a desire to build bridges to the defense sector in Massachusetts. For example, two people with direct knowledge said that back in June, in the heat of the campaign, she initiated a phone call with William Swanson, the chief executive of Raytheon, which is the state’s largest single employer.


The President has done so much to make sure Women are treated equally.. starting with

the Lilly Ledbetter Act.

Obama Signs Equal-Pay Legislation


There's many more examples as we both know, freshwest~

Right the NYT is NEVER SLOPPY... and the beat goes on and on and on..

"It takes ten paragraphs before New York Times mentions its latest Clinton hit-piece is speculation"


"5 Points On The Conservative Author Dishing Clinton Dirt To NYT and Fox News"


Always good to "hear", she, from such a

loving person as yourself.

Mahalo for posting this, she.. This dustup with Sen Warren has been on my mind all day since I read this ..

Elizabeth Warren is Not Telling the Truth About The Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Deal


More precisely, President Obama is telling the truth about the deal, and Senator Warren is not. Since the TPP deal is still under negotiation, the merits of the final agreement are (or will be) debatable, but the deceptive rhetoric being employed by Warren is not.


"This is not a new phenomenon, and one which Sen. Warren seems to understand in the context of the P5+1 talks. When she is shocked, SHOCKED that the TPP deal isn’t available for public viewing while it is still being negotiated, she is not telling you the truth. She knows that the reason the deal isn’t available while it’s being negotiated is, right or wrong, because public pressure could, at any point, derail a flawed but fixable agreement. The reason she gives, however, is quite literally unbelievable:

Why? Here’s the real answer people have given me: “We can’t make this deal public because if the American people saw what was in it, they would be opposed to it.”

Seriously, Sen. Warren? “People” have given it to you? Way to narrow it down, because I was going to go away convinced you’d been advised by hoot owls, who are notorious liars. Why the secrecy, though? If these “people” are so sure TPP is a horrible deal, why can’t we talk to them? Can other people besides you see them?

Senator Warren calls TPP a “top secret” deal, she’s not telling you the truth. Any member of Congress can see it now, and before Congress votes on it, the final deal will be posted online for 60 days. What we can see now is the USTR summary of the deal, which, granted, isn’t the deal, but it isn’t nothing.

Finally, when Senator Warren says that the TPA bill leaves us “virtually no ability to stop it from the Senate or the House,” or concern-trolls about “fixing” a final deal through an amendments process that TPA shuts off, she’s not telling you the truth. The final deal, after its 60-day public review period, will receive an up-or-down vote, which means Congress can quite easily stop the deal. It just means that a minority in Congress can’t obstruct the deal. Ditto the amendments, which would not be a way to “fix” a final deal since the other 11 nations involved would also insist on that authority, irreparably gumming up the negotiations. Amendments, in this case, are a way to obstruct a final deal. See “nuclear deal, Iran” once again."


In your face Scott! Pres Obama walking the Anhinga Trail at Everglades National Park..

TheObamaDiary.com @TheObamaDiary
President Obama walking the Anhinga Trail at Everglades National Park
9:34 AM - 22 Apr 2015 47 Retweets 23 favorites

Mahalo mfcorey~

A couple of tweets I saw on the interview..

Nerdy Wonka @NerdyWonka
PBO to Dems: "I'm willing to go through step by step every argument they've made & knock them down because it's simply not true" #TPP

1:28 PM - 21 Apr 2015 57 Retweets 27 favorites '

Nerdy Wonka @NerdyWonka
Haven't seen #hardball in years but Pres. Obama is making it fun. Chris tried to imply both parties are the same and POTUS shut. that. down.

1:25 PM - 21 Apr 2015 36 Retweets 19 favorites


"literally by any stretch of the imagination everything" said by Snowden and his local supporters.

"Prime Minister John Key, speaking on Radio New Zealand, said he would not take "literally by any stretch of the imagination everything" said by Snowden and his local supporters."

No shite!

52%, Thank Goodness.. I imagine the gop is really disappointed in this. Hope it keeps up and helps

the next Dem get into the White House!

mahalo su

Brawaaa.. they don't like Bertha Lewis' opinion so they try to marginalize her progressive creds..

Chief of Acorn, Campaign manager for Bill de Blasio..

"Lewis was an early backer of fellow Brooklynite de Blasio’s run for mayor when he was trailing in the polls. She supported his runs for City Council and had championed him to become council speaker."

She backed Zepher Teachout over Andrew Cuomo ..


"That was the message Bertha Lewis, a liberal firebrand and long-time Mayor Bill de Blasio ally, had for the press today long after the mayor made it clear he would be endorsing Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s re-election bid. Ms. Lewis is backing one of Mr. Cuomo’s Democratic primary challengers, Zephyr Teachout, and wishes Mr. de Blasio had done the same."


She wants Hillary for President so "she'd trod out" and "came out of the woodwork".. what egregious insults to a strong independent woman like Bertha Lewis.

Our beautiful First Lady Michelle Obama is always doing the right thing.

It's tragic how many invaders and marauders treated our Native Americans and continue to treat them.. coming on to their land taking over and taking away everything they have.

Thank Goodness for President Obama and First Lady Michelle~

Objibwa girl~1907~My tribe~

Mahalo, she~
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