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  • WaPo: This Democratic Purity Experiment Is Quite A Mess, Huh?

    04/28/2017 4:33:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | April 28, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    Time will tell if the Democratic Party’s charted course to progressive purity will be successful. Right now, Democrat Jon Ossoff is facing Republican Karen Handel in Georgia’s sixth congressional district runoff, which will be held in June. In Montana, Rob Quist is also trying to win over voters through heavy usage of firearms in his ads. The question Aaron Blake of The Washington Post asks is 'why did the Republican Party have such success with the Tea Party wave of 2010, knocking off members of Congress that conservatives felt were too moderate, while Democrats seem to be foundering.' If anything,...
  • The Russians Hacked Democrats Plans to Cheat in the General Election, Too

    04/23/2017 9:38:21 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/23/17 | Joel Pollack
    A New York Times report on Saturday claimed that FBI Director James Comey decided to reveal last year that he was re-opening the investigation into Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton because he suspected Attorney General Loretta Lynch was covering up for her and because an email found by Russian hackers seemed to support those suspicions. The Times investigative report suggests that a U.S. intelligence agency managed to intercept some of what Russian hackers were stealing and that one document, described as both a memo and an email, was written by a Democratic operative who expressed confidence that Ms....
  • Comey Tried to Shield the F.B.I. From Politics. Then He Shaped an Election.

    04/22/2017 2:12:50 PM PDT · by billorites · 35 replies
    The day before he upended the 2016 election, James B. Comey, the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, summoned agents and lawyers to his conference room. They had been debating all day, and it was time for a decision. Mr. Comeys plan was to tell Congress that the F.B.I. had received new evidence and was reopening its investigation into Hillary Clinton, the presidential front-runner. The move would violate the policies of an agency that does not reveal its investigations or do anything that may influence an election. But Mr. Comey had declared the case closed, and he believed he...
  • Oh My: Democratic Congressman Tells Child That President Trump Is More Dangerous Than A Terrorist

    04/24/2017 10:16:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | April 24, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    Well, if you want another example of Trump Derangement Syndrome, just look to Rep. Mark DeSaulnier (D-CA), who told an 11-year-old girl that President Trump is more dangerous than a terrorist. The East Bay Times reported on this exchange at a town hall event. A girl named Eden was that last questioner, but a staffer read it because it was past her bedtime [emphasis mine]:My name is Eden, and I’m 11 years old. My mom is worried about my future with President Trump. On election night, my mom cried. Kids at my school are worrying about being deported. I’ve...
  • Report: 500 ineligible voters cast ballots in North Carolina

    04/22/2017 10:03:45 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 21, 2017 5:55 PM EDT | Jonathan Drew
    North Carolina elections officials found that about 500 ineligible voters cast ballots in the 2016 general election but not enough to change the outcome of any race, according to an audit released Friday. The State Board of Elections report said the 508 cases the vast majority active felons represented a small fraction of the 4.8 million ballots cast. The report didnt include any evidence of coordinated fraud, and many of the voters claimed to be confused about their eligibility. The audits findings contradict Republican claims that voter fraud runs rampant in North Carolina. [] The audit comes...
  • Dems, Tell Hillary to Go Back to the Woods (Hillary's pity party alert)

    04/21/2017 5:42:27 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 9 replies
    RealClear Politics ^ | April 21, 2017 | A.B. Stoddard
    Before Hillary Clinton puts more miles on her comeback tour, Democrats should let her know she's done enough damage and it's time to pack it in. That won't stop her, since even after losing to Donald Trump she fancies herself some misunderstood martyr, but it might slow her down a bit. While they crawl out of the wilderness that both Clinton and President Obama left them in, any moments Democrats spend amusing their failed 2016 nominee as she tries to find a way back to some sort of relevance is more than wasted energy -- it's self-sabotage. Last week Clinton...
  • Valerie Jarrett says neither she nor her friend Michelle Obama will be running for office and [tr]

    04/20/2017 10:40:52 AM PDT · by kevcol · 26 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | April 20, 2017 | Francesca Chambers
    Valerie Jarrett says neither she nor her friend Michelle Obama will be running for office and she didn't see Donald Trump's 'gut-wrenching' win coming Obama confidante Valerie Jarrett was once considering a run for the U.S. Senate. The 'gut-wrenching' victory of Donald Trump has the former White House staffer who says she did not see the upset coming aiming elsewhere. Jarrett told MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski she's more interested in recruiting and training the next Barack Obama to run for office these days during an interview that aired this morning.
  • Baltimore area women charged with hate crime in burning of Trump sign on Eastern Shore

    04/20/2017 6:28:24 AM PDT · by kevcol · 22 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | April 20, 2017 | Jessica Anderson
    Princess Anne police have charged D'Asia R. Perry, of Baltimore, and Joy M. Shuford, of Owings Mills, both 19, with multiple offenses, including second-degree arson and committing a hate crime, the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office said. ... The damaged sign is located in a shopping center on Carole Lane in Princess Anne, and is owned by Robert Wink, the fire marshal's office said. Jamie Wink, Wink's son, who helps run the family store, Wink's Sporting Goods, said the sign has been outside the shop since September. It's been set on fire once before and stolen twice. But he said...
  • Nevada Sec. State: DMV Instructed Employees To Register Non-Citizens To Vote

    04/18/2017 8:13:20 AM PDT · by kevcol · 67 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | April 17, 2017 | Kerry Picket
    It has come to our attention that when offering voter registration opportunities to customers, DMVs employees offer voter registration materials to DMV customers whom they know to be non-citizens based upon their presentation of a Green Card for identification purposes, Cegavske wrote. More specifically, it is our understanding that some DMV employees have been instructed to accept registration materials from all customers, including those who present a Green Card for identification purposesThis practice must cease immediately.
  • Angry Shadow Brokers release password for suspected NSA hacking tools

    04/10/2017 3:11:16 AM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    PC World ^ | 4/9/17 | John Rebeiro
    Annoyed with the U.S. missile strike last week on an airfield in Syria, among other things, hacker group Shadow Brokers resurfaced on Saturday and released what they said was the password to files containing suspected National Security Agency tools they had earlier tried to sell.Is appearing you are abandoning your base, the movement, and the peoples who getting you elected, the group wrote in broken English in a letter to U.S. President Donald Trump posted online on Saturday.The hacker group, believed by some security experts to have Russian links, released in January an arsenal of tools that appeared designed to...
  • Rasmussen: Most Democrats Still Say Trump Didn't Win

    04/13/2017 6:22:56 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 56 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | April 12, 2017
    Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez recently said he doesn't accept that Donald Trump is president. Most Democrats agree. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 55% of Likely U.S. Voters think Trump won the presidential election fairly last November. One-in-three (33%) disagree, while another 11% are not sure.
  • Here's a list of everyone Hillary Clinton blamed this week for 2016 (she's not on it)

    04/09/2017 2:49:40 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 47 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 7, 2017 | T. Becket Adams
    Hillary Clinton emerged from the woods this week for her first big interview since the Nov. 8 election. Over the course of her soft-focus conversation with the New York Times' Nicholas Kristof, the former secretary of state identified some of the reasons she thinks she lost to President Donald Trump. Clinton blamed FBI director James B. Comey, who re-opened the investigation of her private emails in the final days of the campaign. She also blamed Russia for allegedly meddling in the election by reportedly hacking the personal email accounts of Democratic National Committee staffers and her campaign chairman, John Podesta....
  • Ben Sasse: Joe Biden Would Have Defeated Candidate Trump In A Landslide

    04/05/2017 8:11:46 AM PDT · by kevcol · 85 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | April 5, 2017 | Phillip Stucky
    If Joe Biden would have run against Donald Trump, Biden would have won in a landslide. ...Sasse has open disdain for Trump. He refused to attend the National Republican Convention in July when it became clear that Trump would be the Republican nominee. He also campaigned heavily against Trump during the primary process.
  • Firm behind "Dossier" Joined Lobbying Effort to Kill Pro-Whistleblower Sanctions on Kremlin

    04/04/2017 9:15:46 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 4 replies
    Senator Chuck Grassley ^ | March 31, 2017
    WASHINGTON Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley is asking whether a suspected former Russian intelligence officer-turned U.S. lobbyist and the firm behind the unsubstantiated anti-Trump dossier should have registered as foreign agents for their efforts to bring down a U.S. law on behalf of the Kremlin. According to a complaint filed with the Justice Department, Fusion GPS, which was also involved in the creation of the unsubstantiated dossier alleging collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians, was involved in the pro-Russia campaign to kill the Global Magnitsky Act around the same time. In 2012, President Obama signed into...
  • Report: NSC has computer logs of Susan Rice accessing intelligence on Trump associates

    04/03/2017 5:27:48 PM PDT · by kevcol · 53 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | April 3, 2017 | Anna Giaritelli
    The National Security Council has uncovered computer logs that detail the instances former national security adviser Susan Rice requested and viewed records that included President Trump and his campaign staffers' names in intelligence reports from July through January, according to a report published Monday. . . . Rice's requests into Trump-related conversations increased following his winning the presidential election last November, according to Circa.
  • Democrats Know the Election Was Legitimate but Persist in a Dangerous Fraud

    04/01/2017 6:59:08 AM PDT · by billorites · 22 replies
    National Review ^ | March 31, 2017 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Horrifying! inveighed an indignant Hillary Clinton at the last presidential debate, less than three weeks before Election Day. What so horrified her? Donald Trumps refusal to pledge that he would accept the legitimacy of the election. Trump speculated that the electoral process could be rigged. Until he saw how it played out, the Republican nominee said, he could not concede that the result would be on the up-and-up. Trump offered a three-part rigging claim. There was the allegation for which hed already been roundly derided: A foreign element could swing the election specifically, millions of ineligible voters, a reference...
  • Shift in White Working Class Voters, Not Turnout, Helped Lead Trump to Victory

    04/01/2017 3:32:23 PM PDT · by Angels27 · 30 replies
    270 to Win ^ | 3-29-17 | 270 to Win
    The New York Times Upshot reportsthat nearly one in four white, working class voterswho supported President Obama's reelection in 2012 abandoned the Democratic party in the 2016 presidential election, selecting either Donald Trump or a third-party candidate. It is this shift, not a major change in expected turnout, that propelled Mr. Trump to victory in the 2016 presidential election. The Upshot reached this conclusion by reviewingactual voter files, comparing those to The Upshot's pre-election turnout projections in Florida, Pennsylvania and North Carolina. The turnout patterns in these three states are representative of broader trends throughout the nation, according to the...
  • Putin slams US election meddling claims as 'lies'

    03/30/2017 8:28:47 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 13 replies ^ | 3/30/17 | Tim Lister, Mary Ilyushka and Radina Grigova
    Moscow (CNN)Russian President Vladimir Putin has described allegations that his country meddled in the 2016 US election as "fictional, illusory, provocations and lies." Asked directly on Thursday whether Russia interfered in the election, Putin said: "Read my lips: No." Putin's comments are the President's most emphatic denial of the accusations yet, and are the first he has directly made since Trump took office in January. Russian officials and spokespeople for Putin, however, have brushed off the claims several times as a political "witch hunt." The denial comes as intelligence committees from both the House and Senate in the US investigate...
  • It Took Three People Two Months to Create Hillary Clintons Campaign Logo

    03/30/2017 5:41:34 AM PDT · by kevcol · 61 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | March 30, 2017 | Brent Scher
    Hillary Clinton's infamous campaign logo was created by a three-person team of designers who were invited to work on the "secret" design project four months before the official campaign launch in April 2015, according to a recently published essay written by the lead designers. Michael Bierut's essay, "I'm With Her: What I learned designing a logo for Hillary Clinton," was published in the Design Observer. It chronicles the timeline of his involvement with Clinton's campaignfrom the excitement of learning that his logo was chosen, to the heartbreak of Clinton's electoral defeat, and further to his decision to wear the logo...
  • Dick Cheney: Russian Election Interference Possibly Act of War

    03/28/2017 8:45:39 AM PDT · by usafa92 · 149 replies
    NBC News ^ | 3/28/2017 | Petra cahill
    Former Vice President Dick Cheney says Russia's alleged interference in the U.S. presidential election could be interpreted by some as an "act of war." "There was a very serious effort made by Mr. Putin and his government, his organization, to interfere in major ways with our basic, fundamental democratic processes," Cheney said, referring to Russian President Vladimir Putin. "In some quarters that would be considered an act of war." Cheney's statement comes at a time when both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives intelligence committees are investigating alleged Russian meddlin in the election that brought President Donald Trump to...