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  • Trump may not be a good president, but he won the election

    10/14/2019 12:11:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    The Bangor Daily News ^ | October 14, 2019 | The Editorial Board
    Donald Trump is president. He may not be a very good one, but he won an election. And no amount of irresponsible commentary from his defeated opponent will change that. The fact that Trump received nearly 3 million fewer total votes than Hillary Clinton doesn’t make him any less our president under the constitutionally prescribed Electoral College system. And the fact that Russia attempted to influence the 2016 election with a preference for Trump — something reports from special counsel Robert Muller and both Republicans and Democrats on the Senate Intelligence Committee have found — does not, on its own,...
  • SYRIAN COMPLICATIONS

    10/13/2019 8:30:10 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 13 replies
    Powerline ^ | Octoer 13,2019 | SCOTT JOHNSON
    Most members of America’s foreign-policy establishment see Turkey as an ungrateful ally, perhaps even a Trojan horse inside the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s walls. On Capitol Hill and in many Washington think tanks, a call for concessions to Tehran will get a more sympathetic hearing than a call to compromise with Ankara, a treaty ally for 67 years. Turkey’s determination to secure its southern border against the YPG is a wanton impulse, in the prevailing view. But the YPG has substantial ties to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, the PKK, as then-Defense Secretary Ash Carter testified before Congress in April 2016....
  • [Flasback] Huge number of federal employees may quit if Trump wins

    10/13/2019 6:12:38 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 91 replies
    Wnd.com ^ | 2/1/16 | Douglas Ernst
    Donald Trump may be the only candidate in U.S. history who could shrink the size of the federal government simply by swearing in as commander in chief. A poll of federal employees conducted by Government Business Council Jan. 20-26 found that a Trump victory may result in roughly 25 percent of the government's workforce quitting.
  • Ukrainian president says government will 'happily' investigate possible interference...

    10/10/2019 6:24:42 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/10/19 | Justin Wise
    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Thursday said that his government would "happily" open an investigation into potential interference from Ukraine in the 2016 U.S. election. The comments from Zelensky come more than two months after Trump asked the foreign president to look into matters related to Ukraine and the U.S. election during a phone call between the two leaders. The phone call is at the center of a whistleblower complaint that prompted an impeachment inquiry in the House. Speaking to reporters, Zelensky said that Ukraine could not make a determination on whether it was involved in election interference without an...
  • Newsweek Calls It: "Madam President Clinton" Hits The Shelves Due To A "Business Decision"

    11/07/2016 8:05:20 PM PST · by Brown Deer · 99 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | Nov 7, 2016 5:17 PM | Tyler Durden
    With still over a day to go until the earliest possible result from tomorrow's presidential election, a part of the blogosphere and conservative media was up in arms over a commemorative Newsweek cover depicting "Madam President" which appeared in print as early as Saturday.
  • Trump 2016 campaign was run on a shoestring. Reelection is huge-armed with consultants

    10/08/2019 5:32:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Anchorage Daily News ^ | October 8, 2019 | Michelle Ye Hee Lee and Anu Narayanswamy, The Washington Post
    Donald Trump’s presidential campaign in 2015 had no pollster, rapid-response team or fundraiser. A bare-bones staff fueled by pizza and energy drinks toiled in a makeshift office at Trump Tower. His opponents vastly outspent him - and lost. But as president, Trump's campaign machine has dramatically escalated, powered by a historically large war chest of donations large and small that has given him a head start over the eventual Democratic nominee. At this point in the last election, Trump's campaign employed 19 consultants. Now, there are more than 200. When Trump had all but locked up the nomination by May...
  • READ: Senate report finds Russia tried to harm Clinton, boost Trump in 2016 election

    10/08/2019 11:02:36 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | Staff
    The Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday released volume two of its Russia investigation, which concluded that Russians sought "to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election by harming Hillary Clinton’s chances of success and supporting Donald Trump at the direction of the Kremlin," according to a committee press release. The committee in the report focused on Russia's use of social media to influence the 2016 election, led by the Kremlin-backed Internet Research Agency (IRA). "The Committee found that IRA social media activity was overtly and almost invariably supportive of then-candidate Trump to the detriment of Secretary Clinton’s campaign," according to the...
  • This "Funniest" 2016 Election Day Compilation Explains a Lot

    10/05/2019 10:10:36 PM PDT · by rlmorel · 15 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 11,2017 | MarkC
    This is the "FUNNIEST TRUMP CAN'T WIN COMPILATION from a while back, and I hadn't seen it before...it contains this famous scene: The Infamous Drop of the Phone by Obama I know there have been a lot of these out there, but I somehow missed this one, and as I watched it, I realized that probably more than any other video compilation of this kind, it explains why they hate him on the Left.
  • Protesters accuse interfaith event at São Paulo cathedral of left-wing activism

    10/05/2019 5:58:49 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Crux ^ | October 5, 2019 | Eduardo Campos Lima
    Protesters accuse interfaith event at São Paulo cathedral of left-wing activism SÃO PAULO - An interreligious ceremony held at the cathedral of São Paulo to support the Synod of Bishops on the Amazon was accused by critics as a cover for left-wing activism inside the Church.The Sept. 30 event was organized by the inter-religious coalition Dom Paulo Evaristo Arns Front for Justice and Peace. It was attended by Cardinal Odilio Scherer, the Archbishop of São Paulo, as well as Cardinal Claudio Hummes, the president of the Pan-Amazon Ecclesial Network, who will be the relator general for the synod.Leaders of other...
  • Two Women Charged with Offenses Related to Pipeline Attacks

    10/04/2019 11:07:08 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 20 replies
    USAO - Iowa ^ | October 2, 2019 | Staff
    DES MOINES, Iowa – On September 19, 2019, a federal grand jury returned an Indictment charging defendants, Jessica Rae Reznicek and Ruby Katherine Montoya, with one count of conspiracy to damage an energy facility, four counts of use of fire in the commission of a felony, and four counts of malicious use of fire, announced United States Attorney Marc Krickbaum. Montoya was recently arrested in the District of Arizona and detained pending court proceedings to determine her appearance in the Southern District of Iowa. Reznicek appeared in Des Moines on October 1, 2019 and was conditionally released pending trial. Trial...
  • Staffer Nervously Informs Hillary Clinton She Lost 2016 Election (satire)

    10/03/2019 11:01:20 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 2 replies
    Babylon Bee ^ | October 03 2019
    WASHINGTON, D.C.—After Hillary Clinton once again suggested that Donald Trump was an illegitimate president, one unfortunate staffer was forced to be the one to gently inform her that she lost the election. "Hey, Hill, we need to talk," the aide said, her voice shaky and uncertain. "We've got to discuss something of some importance. We're all a little worried about you, and we just need to make sure you realize something about the election from a few years ago." "We don't have time. We need to keep campaigning in swing states like New York and California," Clinton declared, checking her...
  • 60 Missing, 25 Dead in Attack on Malian Base on Burkina Faso Border

    10/03/2019 6:01:46 AM PDT · by robowombat · 8 replies
    60 Missing, 25 Dead in Attack on Malian Base on Burkina Faso Border 10/02/2019 Mali (International Christian Concern) – Heavily armed extremists attacked two bases in Mali along the border with Burkina Faso. During these attacks which took place on Monday, Sept 30, 25 Malian soldiers were killed. Another 60 soldiers are still missing due to the attacks, which overran the bases. The battle continued into Tuesday, when the Malian forces alongside Burkinabe forces were able to retake the town of Boulikessi. The government of Mali has stated that they believe these assailants to be part of Ansarul al-Islam, a...
  • Report: AG Barr Is Ramping Up His Probe Of CIA, FBI Activities In 2016

    10/01/2019 11:41:28 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 74 replies
    Attorney General William Barr has met with foreign intelligence officials, including during a trip to Italy earlier in September, regarding an investigation into surveillance activities against the Trump campaign, The Washington Post reported. Barr was joined in the meeting by John Durham, the U.S. attorney in Connecticut, WaPo reported, citing anonymous sources familiar with the matter.
  • Pro-Trump super PAC files FEC complaint against DNC over Ukraine outreach

    09/30/2019 11:17:04 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 30 2019 | Andrew Keiper
    The Democratic National Committee has been hit with a Federal Election Commission complaint that accuses a former DNC contractor of acting improperly to gather information on Paul Manafort and Donald Trump in the 2016 election, according to a copy of the complaint given to Fox News. The complaint, filed by the pro-Trump Committee to Defend the President, hinges on the work of Alexandra Chalupa, a contractor hired by the DNC during the 2016 election. The DNC, the complaint alleges, “tasked Chalupa with obtaining incriminating or derogatory information about Donald Trump … [and] Paul Manfort.” In May, Fox News reported that...
  • Hillary Clinton needs to get over the 2016 election

    09/29/2019 11:21:54 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 27 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 29 2019 | Miranda Devine
    Hillary Clinton has a hide. Suddenly she’s everywhere, jumping for joy about impeachment, labelling Donald Trump an “illegitimate president,” a “corrupt human tornado” and mere “occupant of the “Oval Office” while she mutters darkly about “funny things” that cost her the presidency, her rightful possession. It’s not just the president she and her sore-loser party want to impeach, it’s the 63 million deplorables who voted for him. It’s not just Trump they are branding illegitimate, but anyone who voted for him.
  • Solomon: These once-secret memos cast doubt on Joe Biden's Ukraine story

    09/29/2019 12:18:31 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | John Solomon | 09/26/19
    Former Vice President Joe Biden, now a 2020 Democratic presidential contender, has locked into a specific story about the controversy in Ukraine. He insists that, in spring 2016, he strong-armed Ukraine to fire its chief prosecutor solely because Biden believed that official was corrupt and inept, not because the Ukrainian was investigating a natural gas company, Burisma Holdings, that hired Biden's son, Hunter, into a lucrative job. There’s just one problem. Hundreds of pages of never-released memos and documents — many from inside the American team helping Burisma to stave off its legal troubles — conflict with Biden’s narrative. And...
  • Vanity: Biden, Kerry, Heinz, and Archer China Timeline

    09/28/2019 7:42:31 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 33 replies
    VANITY
    This is making the round on the net: I’ve spent the past few nights in never ending rabbit holes on US, China, and Ukraine relations over the past 10 years..I’ve took what I believe is the most critical and important information and structured this timeline, from 2009 until Biden’s decision to run for president. 2009 Hunter Biden (son of Vice President Joe Biden) and Chris Heinz (stepson of Secretary of State John Kerry) create Rosemont Capital, an international investment firm with the help of Devon Archer, a businessman and close friend of Heinz. Rosemont would eventually expand and adding two...
  • Dems Shouldn't Write Off Anyone, Warns New Book By Walter Frank

    09/26/2019 5:16:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Cision ^ | September 26, 2019
    In 2008, Barack Obama won 26% of the evangelical vote; in 2012, he won 21%. Hillary Clinton won 16%. If she had simply replicated Obama's performance among evangelicals, she would likely be President. In his new book, Do We Have a Center? 2016, 2020 and the Challenge of the Trump Presidency, Walter Frank, author of Law and the Gay Rights Story and Making Sense of the Constitution, warns that Democrats ignore the many lessons of the 2016 campaign at their peril. "The Democrats," Frank counsels, "are in grave trouble if they don't understand exactly what happened in 2016 and all...
  • Hillary Clinton way off, again, on Wisconsin voter ID

    09/20/2019 2:07:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    PolitiFact ^ | September 19, 2019 | Eric Litke
    Between 27,000 and 200,000 Wisconsinites were "turned away" from the polls in 2016 due to lack of proper identification. — Hillary Clinton on Tuesday, September 17th, 2019 in a speech at George Washington University Hillary Clinton just can’t quit Wisconsin. Or, more specifically, can’t quit blaming its voting system for her 2016 electoral defeat. The Democratic presidential candidate has repeatedly criticized the state’s voter ID law, which was in place for the first time in the election that pitted Clinton against Republican Donald Trump. And she’s repeatedly found herself at odds with the facts. In May 2017, Clinton claimed that...
  • Hillary Clinton blames voter suppression for her election loss

    09/17/2019 3:31:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 82 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 17, 2019 | Julio Rosas
    Former presidential nominee Hillary Clinton blamed voter suppression for her 2016 loss, and threw her support behind claims made by former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams regarding the 2018 Georgia governor race. "You can run the best campaign, you can have the best plans, you can get the nomination, you can win the popular vote. And you can lose the Electoral College and therefore the election for these four reasons. Number one, voter suppression," Clinton said Tuesday an "In Defense of Democracy" event at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. "We saw what happened in Georgia where Stacey Abrams should...