Cher Slams Ocasio-Cortez for the Loss of 25,000 Amazon Jobs in NYC

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American singer and actress Cher took a jab at New York progressives for squashing a deal with Amazon to establish its second headquarters in New York City.

The broken deal, which an Amazon spokesman said was specifically due, in part, to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and her vocal resistance, was supported by 70 percent of New Yorkers.

It would have brought upward of 25,000 jobs to the region.

On social media, Ocasio-Cortez celebrated the news of losing such a vast amount of wealth and work.

“Everyday New Yorkers and their neighbors defeated Amazon’s corporate greed, its worker exploitation, and the power of the richest man in the world,” she gloated.

Cher, as she often finds herself, was confused.

Yet she still managed to send a first-of-its-kind coherent inquiry to the New York Democrats who chased Amazon out of the state.

Are 25 Thousand New Jobs (Plus Thousands of Ancillary Jobs) Not a Good Idea For The Ppl Of NY

— Cher (@cher) February 15, 2019

Ocasio-Cortez defends chasing out jobs. Ocasio-Cortez has been lampooned by Hollywood liberals like Cher on one side, and Establishment Democrats such as Gov. Andrew Cuomo on the other.

Cuomo blasted the “small group [of] politicians” who “put their own narrow political interests above their community,” adding they “should be held accountable for this lost economic opportunity.”

Related: Ocasio-Cortez Celebrates Amazon’s Decision to Pull Out of NYC

Ocasio-Cortez has been furiously tweeting explanations ever since which, at a minimum, demonstrate that her degree in economics was more of a pity handout than something showing a breadth of knowledge on the topic.

.@AOC responding to criticism that by Amazon pulling out of HQ2 in Queens, 25,000 jobs were lost: “We were subsidizing those jobs.”

Says if state/city was willing to “give away $3 billion for this deal,” investments can be made …read more

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Alec Baldwin, on ‘SNL,’ Trashes Trump for National Emergency

Alec Baldwin returned to “Saturday Night Live” this weekend to take some very lame shots at President Donald Trump — and even the president himself later weighed in on the purely political and anti-Republican performance.

Ignoring any and all controversies on the Left as usual — Ralph Northam, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez or Justin Fairfax, anyone? — the cold open of “SNL” targeted Trump’s declaration of a national emergency this week in order to secure funding for a border wall between the United States and Mexico.

“I’m here to declare a very urgent, important national emergency,” Baldwin’s Trump said after stepping behind a podium in front of a group of reporters.

“I just had a great health exam. I’m still standing at 6 foot 7,” he added.

Speaking of the border wall a bit later on, Baldwin’s Trump said, “We. Need. Wall. We have a tremendous amount of drugs flowing into this country from the southern border, or the brown line, as many people have asked me not to call it.”

He continued, “That’s why we need wall, because wall works. Wall makes safe. You don’t have to be smart to understand that.”

Baldwin’s Trump then said the emergency was “fake.”

Related: Rosie Calls Trump a ‘Lying Dope’ for Declaring National Emergency

“You all see why I gotta fake this emergency, right? I have to because I want to. It’s really simple. We have a problem,” he said.

He later added, “And then it will end up in the Supreme Court, and then I’ll call my buddy [Brett] Kavanaugh, and I’ll say it’s time to repay the Donny, and he’ll say, ‘New phone, who dis?’ Then the Mueller report will be released, crumbling my house of cards…”

He continued to mumble about various scenarios in an incoherent rant.

Here’s what the president, in a tweet, commented on Sunday morning:

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‘Empire’ Actor Orchestrated Chicago Attack, New Report Suggests

A new report from CNN suggests “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett staged what was believed to be a hate crime last month.

Smollett claimed he suffered an attack by two white men who used racist and homophobic slurs against him in Chicago.

He also claimed the men were saying, “This is MAGA [Make America Great Again] country” while they went after him.

He also said they tried to put a noose around his neck.

Smollett’s story immediately had some problems.

It changed over time and police were unable to confirm the attack through witnesses or surveillance videos.

They’re already talking about how @JussieSmollett can “redeem himself” and that he “shdnt be judged by this”…imagine reax if conservative had falsely accused liberal activists….

— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) February 17, 2019

A representative for Smollett also claimed at one point that he heard the men attacking Smollett as it happened, as he was on a call with the actor.

But police had trouble proving that was real, too.

“Chicago Police believe Jussie Smollett paid two men to orchestrate the assault. The sources tell CNN that the two men are now cooperating fully with law enforcement,” tweeted CNN crime and justice reporter Shimon Prokupecz on Saturday evening.

CNN: Chicago Police believe Jussie Smollett paid two men to orchestrate the assault.
The sources tell CNN that the two men are now cooperating fully with law enforcement.

— Shimon Prokupecz (@ShimonPro) February 16, 2019

This new report follows a previous one that suggested police were investigating Smollett and two men they believed Smollett had hired, potentially, to carry out the “attack.”

Also on Saturday, Fox 32 Chicago’s Rafer Weigel said police sources had told him that Abimbola “Abel” and Olabinjo “Ola” Osundairo, two Nigerian brothers with connections to Smollett whom police had questioned, purchased the rope found around Smollett’s neck …read more

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Political Reporters Go Shopping with Kamala Harris — and Gush Over Her Choices

A group of political reporters hit the campaign trail with California Sen. Kamala Harris (D) (shown above left) on Saturday but took a break from the political journalism, instead encouraging the Democratic 2020 presidential hopeful to try on clothes and giggle with her at a South Carolina boutique.

CNN national political reporter Maeve Reston, NBC News political reporter Ali Vitali, and CBS News political reporter Caitlin Huey-Burns documented the laugh-filled shopping spree on Twitter.

Related: Kamala Harris Announces Her Run for 2020

(Notably, all three reporters are billed as straight-news journalists, as opposed to opinion hosts.)

“We kind of forced @kamalaharris to try on this awesome oversized rainbow sequin jacket,” Reston wrote.

“She snapped it up.”

Huey-Burns tweeted video of Harris trying on a colorful jacket, which she noted was spotted by the CNN reporter.

“Oh yeah, that’s it,” a voice is heard saying as Harris checks out her threads amid chuckles.

When the campaign trail takes you to a boutique, and @MaeveReston spots a great sequined jacket for @KamalaHarris to try on. #campaignfashionreport pic.twitter.com/38bYJKqjRI

— Caitlin Huey-Burns (@CHueyBurns) February 16, 2019

Reston tweeted a different video, quoting Harris that it is awkward to shop in front of the press.

“This is awkward to shop in front of 5,000 cameras,” she quoted Harris say saying in the tweet.

“This is awkward to shop in front of 5,000 cameras” @KamalaHarris jokes while talking to the owner of DMR Fashion in Columbia, South Carolina on Lady Street pic.twitter.com/CpJnmKTJ4B

— Maeve Reston (@MaeveReston) February 16, 2019

Reporters have historically interacted with candidates on the campaign trail, but picking out clothing pushes boundaries in the eyes of many critics.

Reston’s tweet was met with a plethora of negative feedback.

“Here’s to reporting the news and staying neutral! Great job@CNN,” one user wrote.

Another added, “Are you …read more

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