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New Jersey Pizza Shop Placing Missing Pet Flyers On Pizza Boxes

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Pets and pizza aren't normally two things you'd put together, but one man in New Jersey is doing just that and for good reason.
'MATAWAN, N.J. (CBS) – Pets and pizza aren’t normally two things you’d put together, but one man in New Jersey is doing just that and for good reason. The pizza shop owner is making it his mission to reunite missing pets with their owners, and he’s using pizza boxes. From now on, every pizza box that leaves Angelo’s Pizza in Matawan, Monmouth County will have a flyer of a missing pet on it. The owner says he got the idea when his neighbor’s cat went missing and he wanted to get the word out. “In the past, as you know, on milk cartons they used to put missing persons on it, so why can’t we do the same with pizza boxes,” Angelo’s Pizza owner John Sanfratello said. “I really don’t know why anyone hasn’t thought of it before, but it’s a great idea,” delivery driver Veronica Barber said. Anyone in New Jersey with a missing pet is welcome to come in and give the shop flyers. The owner says he plans on doing this until all missing pets are found and reunited with their owners.'

‘One Squad Under God:’ Trump Releases Patriotic Video With a Message

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President Trump released a patriotic video on July 17 showcasing pride in the U.S. military, accompanied by the soundtrack of “God Bless The USA,” cued to start at the famous line, “I’m proud to be an American.” For those wondering if the video was
'President Trump released a patriotic video on July 17 showcasing pride in the U.S. military, accompanied by the soundtrack of “God Bless The USA,” cued to start at the famous line, “I’m proud to be an American.” For those wondering if the video was a follow-up to Trump’s recent criticism of the “squad” of progressive Democrats as anti-American, the answer comes in the message at the end of the video: “America: One ‘Squad’ Under God.” That spin on “One Nation Under God” was characterized by some as “trolling” the four progressive Democrat congresswomen who have been dubbed “the squad.” Trump offered no comment on the video, other than to say, “God Bless The USA.” GOD BLESS THE USA pic.twitter.com/w6FenobnlR — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 17, 2019 The president ignited outrage and accusations of racism after he unloaded several criticisms against the four “ progressive ” freshman lawmakers, known as the “squad,” between July 14 and 16. Trump’s most notable post was one in which he called on “‘progressive’ Democrat Congresswomen” to “go back” to their countries to help fix the “totally broken and crime-infested places” before returning to the United States to “show us how it is done.” The squad of four are Reps.  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez  (D-N.Y.),  Ilhan Omar  (D-Minn.),  Rashida Tlaib  (D-Mich.), and Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.). Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), speaks during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol on July 15, 2019. (Alex Wroblewski/Getty Images) Apart from Omar, who was born in Somalia, the other three lawmakers were born in the United States. Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) speak at a press conference at the U.S. Capitol on July 15, 2019. (Holly Kellum/NTD) The president remained unabashed after the Democrat-controlled House passed a resolution to condemn the president’s remarks on July 16, largely on party lines. Over the course of several days, the president gradually expanded on the list of things that those congresswomen did which he believes indicates that they “hate our country.” Trump also criticized the more moderate wing of the Democratic Party for not standing up against the “radical left” elements in their party. The same day that he released the video, Trump also thanked the members of the squad for a four-point jump in his approval ratings. “New Poll: The Rasmussen Poll, one of the most accurate in predicting the 2016 Election, has just announced that ‘Trump’ numbers have recently gone up by four points, to 50%,” Trump wrote in a Twitter post on July 17. “Thank you to the vicious young Socialist Congresswomen. America will never buy your act!” President Trump hugs the American flag as he arrives to speak at Conservative Political Action Conference, CPAC 2019, in Oxon Hill, Md., on March 2, 2019. (Carolyn Kaster/AP Photo) On the day of the House resolution condemning his remarks, Trump said : “I think it’s terrible when people speak so badly about our country, when people speak so horribly. I have a list of things here—I’m not going to bore you with it because you would be bored. You wouldn’t write it anyway.” He continued: “But I have a list of things here said by the congresswomen that [are] so bad, so horrible that I almost don’t want to read it, it’s so bad. I think what you [should] do is: You have the same list that I do. You should repeat some of that. When the Democrats didn’t want to mention the name of the congresswoman, not so long ago, and what they did and the way they’re treating Israel is a disgrace.” “But not only Israel, it’s what they say about our country. It’s my opinion they hate our country. And that’s not good. It’s not acceptable,” he added. The president also denied that his posts were racist, writing on Twitter: “Those Tweets were NOT Racist. I don’t have a Racist bone in my body.”'

New RNC ad: AOC & the Squad want anarchy, you know

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Squad goals.
'The RNC rolled out a new ad aimed at bolstering Donald Trump’s standing, and it has … not a single frame or mention of Trump at all.Instead, the ad asks viewers to contemplate the alternative, in the alternative’s own words.It focuses on the frosh “Squad” — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez most of all, but also her pals Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley, and Rashida Tlaib — and their incendiary rhetoric.And, the ad strongly implies, the violence that their rhetoric incites (via Twitchy ): Those who immerse themselves in the daily political cycle won’t find anything new in the ad except for the slick packaging.But this ad isn’t meant for insiders; it takes aim at those who are either completely disengaged with politics or only paying scant attention.It’s effective, especially at the end when three of the four refuse to provide a condemnation of Antifa and its violent tactics.By the way, did Tlaib not get asked the question?Or did she actually respond with a condemnation when asked?Her absence from that montage is intriguing, at the least.Expect to hear plenty of griping from the Left about the RNC’s attempts to tie political speech from the Squad to Antifa violence.Fifteen years ago, I might have had some sympathy for that complaint, but the same people who will make those complaints now have been declaring for years that conservative speech is violence, while excusing actual violence by their allies as free speech and punishment for it as political.This is a response in kind, which doesn’t exactly make it  correct , but it certainly evens the playing field.The ad falls short in one respect.The Squad’s ultimate  goal isn’t anarchy, just as it isn’t for the anarchists, either.Their ultimate goal is a totalitarian system which they run and impose their agenda on everyone else by force.Anarchy is just a means to that end, a strategy that we have seen play out over and over again for the past century or more.By the way, expect ads like this to be a Republican genre of 2020 for a couple of reasons.First, Donald Trump isn’t popular enough to conduct a blanket ad campaign focusing solely on him.Second and most importantly, Democrats have become so unhinged that the most effective way to elect Republicans is to amplify what Democrats are actually saying and doing.In this cycle, the cliché “the ads write themselves” might be closer to the truth than ever. . The post New RNC ad: AOC & the Squad want anarchy, you know appeared first on Hot Air .'

House Dems grumble to CNN: We’re frustrated that the Squad keeps making trouble for us

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'Damn, this thread is enjoyable. 2/ \'The president won this one,\' said House Dem 1 of the Trump v Squad (AOC, Tlaib, Omar & Pressley) showdown. \'What the president has done is politically brilliant.Pelosi was trying to marginalize these folks and the president has now identified the entire party with them.\' — Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) July 17, 2019 4/ \'…instead of the issues the president brings up deliberately.Anything that takes away from bread and butter issues is playing into his hands.\' — Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) July 17, 2019 6/ This perceived selective outrage rankled some Dems. \'Everybody was completely outraged by what the president said,\' said House Dem 3, \'and everybody thought it was appropriate to criticize him… — Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) July 17, 2019 8/ A few House Dems noted that Omar and Tlaib just introduced a resolution affirming the right of Americans to boycott, perceived as an expression of support for the anti-Israel BDS (boycott, divest, and sanction) movement that most House Dems oppose. — Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) July 17, 2019 10/ House Dem 4 recalls that \'less than 2 weeks ago when members of our caucus were trying to support funds for children at the border,\' the Squad was arguing that \'we're pro-putting kids in cages, we're against human rights.So there’s frustration.\' — Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) July 17, 2019 12/ AOC, in particular \'gives her chief of staff license to get candidates to run against her colleagues and to go after them on social media.It makes people's skin crawl,\' said House Dem 3.House Dem 4 summed it up: \'We were there for them; they should stop attacking us.\' — Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) July 17, 2019 If it’s true that picking a fight with the Squad — at least on “go back to where you came from” grounds — is a political loser for Trump , some members of the Democratic caucus are slow to see it.The grievances here about Ocasio-Cortez’s chief of staff allegedly organizing primary challenges to some Dem incumbents are real and longstanding too.That was a key complaint in the Dem pile-on of Saikat Chakrabarti this past weekend, which feels like ancient history now because it happened 48 hours before Trump started tweet-ranting “love it or leave it” stuff at Ilhan Omar.But it’s fuel on the fire that’s burning through comity on Pelosi’s side of the aisle.Trump thinks he’s winning this fight and wasn’t shy about saying so to reporters this afternoon.Note the shot here about Omar possibly having married her brother: There’s no question that something strange is going on in her marital history . Whether one of the men she was married to is actually her brother remains uncertain , as far as I know, but Trump’s not pulling that out of nowhere.As for his point about the Dems going left on Israel, it makes me laugh that immediately after smoothing over the big Democratic brawl over AOC’s chief of staff by coming together to rebuke POTUS, Dems are about to have a new fight over the BDS movement thanks to Omar and the Squad.Here she is today making the case that BDS is sort of like the Boston Tea Party in that they’re both nonviolent means of pressuring an occupying power to leave.Which I guess makes the colonial continental army sort of like … Hamas?I don’t know.Cheers to House Democrats as they try to figure that one out. . The post House Dems grumble to CNN: We’re frustrated that the Squad keeps making trouble for us appeared first on Hot Air .'

Poll: 57% of Republicans agree with Trump’s tweets about the Squad

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'We should lead with the Republican numbers since those are the only ones POTUS himself seems interested in . If the conventional wisdom is right that he’s attacking AOC and her friends because that’ll motivate right-wing turnout, and if Trump is right that pushing his own base’s turnout ever higher is the key to victory next year, then the only opinions he should care about with respect to this Squad fracas are Republican opinions.The good news, then, is that he has a majority of his own party behind him on this , as usual.The bad news is, well, everything else.Fifty-seven Republicans agree with him. (It totals 58 there, I know, but that’s because they’re rounding up.) Just 28 percent of Americans overall do, though, while 62 percent disagree — most of them strongly.Among indies the split is a gruesome 19/66.Even the Republican numbers are arguably more of a bad sign for Trump than a good one.A majority say they agree, sure, but POTUS usually enjoys 80-90 percent support from his base.A man who once boasted that he could shoot someone on Fifth Avenue and not lose a vote naturally aims higher than 57 percent of his own party.Ipsos also asked if the tweets were offensive and un-American: The GOP divide on whether the tweets were offensive was a narrow 37/42, which speaks volumes about the extent of the misgivings even on the right.I wonder how many answered yes when asked if the tweets were offensive but then also answered yes when asked if they agreed with them because, darn it, that’s what basic partisanship requires nowadays when you get a hostile pollster.There’s more evidence in the data of GOPers feeling conflicted about this episode.Asked if people who criticize America are un-American, 52 percent of Republicans at least somewhat agreed — but when asked if it’s patriotic “to point out where America falls short and try to do better,” 68 percent agreed with that too.Seventy percent of Republicans somewhat agreed that people who accuse others of racism “usually” do so in bad faith — but 45 percent, a plurality, agreed that telling minorities to “go back where they came from” is indeed racist.Rarely do you see a poll like this where righties seem to be bouncing from question to question between their felt imperative to show loyalty to Trump and their unease with his message.Which feels like a bad sign for the grand “ramp up the base” strategy.How jacked is the base going to be to turn out because of episodes like this one if many are conflicted about them?And what about the minor detail that the base wasn’t decisive to Trump’s victory in 2016?For the umpteenth time, the base was *not enough* to win 2016 for him.The key voters were those who disliked Trump AND Clinton and broke for Trump.In Michigan, for example, 20% of voters disliked both candidates; Trump won them by 21 points. https://t.co/6AIb2zAb1F — Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) July 17, 2019 Trump won three years ago because he got his base to show up and because he was the lesser of two evils in most undecideds’ eyes.Like it or not, AOC won’t be the Democratic nominee next year.How does he win the lesser-of-two-evils argument this time if he’s pumping out “go back to Africa” messages which 67 percent of the public — and three-quarters of all women — find offensive?The tweets were a mistake, probably a minor one which will be forgotten soon enough but not if he keeps doubling down on this message going forward.Maybe he’ll wise up and steer clear butttttt probably not : It is the kind of fight that the president relishes.He has told aides, in fact, that he is pleased with the Democratic reaction to his attacks , boasting that he is “marrying” the House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Democratic Party to the four congresswomen known as “the squad.”… Brad Parscale, the Trump campaign manager, has been telling people that it is very hard to persuade voters in the current hyperpartisan political landscape.Mr.Trump’s re-election strategy, instead, is to solidify his base and increase turnout.A major component of that is to portray his opponents as not merely disliking him and his policies, but also disliking America itself.If he can make voters think they’re actually electing AOC president by electing the actual Democratic nominee president, maybe this’ll work out for him.He’ll have some help from the Dems themselves on that: Look how many presidential candidates have endorsed the Green New Deal in order to stay on the good side of Ocasio-Cortez’s progressive base.But the nominee will naturally shift towards the center during the general election, and he or she will eventually start enjoying media coverage that dwarfs even AOC’s.The party will also attempt to make the Squad scarce once voters begin paying more attention, precisely in order to deprive Trump of the kindling he’s using them for.Democrats might even end up with a nominee disdained by Ocasio-Cortez herself, as she’s had nothing kind to say about Joe Biden thus far. “Go back to Africa” is the highest of high-stakes bets for Trump to place as a winning presidential message. . The post Poll: 57% of Republicans agree with Trump’s tweets about the Squad appeared first on Hot Air .'