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  • Brazile admits she forwarded debate questions to Clinton camp

    03/17/2017 5:14:39 PM PDT · by unlearner · 184 replies
    Fox News ^ | 03/17/17 | Adam Shaw
    Former interim Democratic National Committee Chair Donna Brazile admitted Friday that she forwarded Democratic primary debate questions to members of Hillary Clinton's campaign – something she had previously denied. ... “As a Christian woman, I understand persecution, but I will not sit here and be persecuted,” Brazile said. “Your information is totally false.” ... “My job was to make all our Democratic candidates look good, and I worked closely with both campaigns to make that happen. But sending those emails was a mistake I will forever regret,” she wrote.
  • Curse by ancient Siberian mummy cost Hillary Clinton the US election, says Trump-linked media

    03/14/2017 8:26:49 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 45 replies
    Siberian Times ^ | 12 March 2017
    Curse by ancient Siberian mummy cost Hillary Clinton the US election, says Trump-linked media By The Siberian Times reporter12 March 2017 Bizarre claim in New York Observer says tattooed Ukok 'princess' preserved in ice casket led to Donald Trump's victory over Clinton. It was in Siberia in 1997 that the then US first lady saw the remarkable remains of a 2,500 year old mummy who is seen as a possibly female shaman. Now the conservative New York Observer news website, bought in 2006 by Trump's son in law in Jared Kushner, his senior presidential advisor, has spotted a Russian plot...
  • How John Brennan and Some Brits Tried to Tip the Election to Hillary

    03/15/2017 5:41:13 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 16 replies
    american spectator ^ | George Neumayr
    Christopher Steele is the former British spy who compiled the “garbage” dossier on Trump-Russia ties, as Bob Woodward put it. That garbage dossier was cravenly and opaquely hyped by the American press until BuzzFeed released it, at which point the public could see its transparently ludicrous and uncorroborated contents. The release of the dossier exposed the vague, heavy-breathing allusions to it by CNN and the “intelligence community” as nothing more than an idiotic smear against Trump. Steele had been zealously working to blow up Trump’s candidacy. Such was his anti-Trump fervor that he furnished his late-hit services to the Democrats...
  • Tucker Carlson: Real Election Meddler Was NBC, Not Russia

    03/15/2017 8:16:44 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 16 replies ^ | 03/15/17
    Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Tuesday accused NBC of “intentionally” interfering in the 2016 presidential election to undermine President Trump’s campaign. “Consider the infamous ‘Access Hollywood’ tape,” Carlson said, referencing a controversial recording of Trump lewdly discussing women in 2005. "That tape belonged to NBC. It was shot by NBC cameramen for an NBC show on NBC property. So how did it wind up in the hands of the Washington Post, which broke the story?” “How, in other words, did valuable intellectual property from one news organization end up benefitting a competitor? Intentionally, that’s the short answer.” Carlson mocked...
  • Obama's Third Term is Here

    03/13/2017 10:36:04 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 22 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | 3/13/17 | Daniel Greenfield
    After Trump secured the nomination, Obama’s people filed a wiretapping request. As he was on the verge of winning, they did it again. After he won, they are doing everything they can to bring him down. It was always going to come down to this. One is the elected President of the United States. The other is the Anti-President who commands a vast network that encompasses the organizers of OFA, the official infrastructure of the DNC and Obama Anonymous, a shadow government of loyalists embedded in key positions across the government. A few weeks after the election, I warned that...
  • Twitter researchers offer clues for why Trump won (They knew beforehand)

    03/11/2017 11:34:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Science Bulletin ^ | March 10, 2017
    Jiebo Luo and Yu Wang did not set out to predict who would win the 2016 U.S. presidential election. However, their exhaustive, 14-month study of each candidate’s Twitter followers–enabled by machine learning and other data science tools–offers tantalizing clues as to why the race turned out the way it did. “We wanted to understand how each of the candidate’s campaigns evolved, and be able to explain why someone won or lost,” says Luo, an associate professor of computer science. Luo and Wang, a dual PhD candidate in political and computer science, summarized their findings in eight papers during the course...
  • NYU Gender-Swap Experiment Backfires, Proved Hillary Would Be Less Likable As a Man

    03/10/2017 11:48:06 AM PST · by Mozilla · 29 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | March 9, 2017 | Tiffany Gabby
    This is actually quite a delightful study. Two left-wing NYU professors designed an experiment to prove that Hillary Clinton would have been treated more fairly, and won the election, had she been a man. Likewise, the study was meant to reveal that if President Trump were a woman, no one would have tolerated his antics. Well, the experiment backfired. Not only was it revealed that Trump would have fared exceedingly well as a woman, people despised Hillary Clinton, the man, a lot more than they did the woman. "We both thought that the inversion would confirm our liberal assumption—that no...
  • The Russian Hack Absolutely Affected The Outcome of The 2016 Election (Laff riot)

    03/07/2017 2:25:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | December 16, 2016 | Richard Greene
    Donald Trump won The 2016 Election by 22,748 votes in Wisconsin 44,312 votes in Pennsylvania 9,528 votes in Michigan. Out of 135,657,507 Americans voting, Donald Trump won the Presidency by 76,588 votes, or 0.056% of those voting. In Michigan, for example, out of 4,799,284 votes cast, a margin of victory of 9,528 represents 0.19% of the vote. To put that into context, that means that in a representative room full of 1,000 Michigan voters, 501 would have voted for Trump and 499 would have voted for Hillary Clinton. In other words, if only 2 out of 1,000 voters had liked...
  • Kellyanne Conway Won’t Play the Victim Card

    03/06/2017 8:36:56 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 9 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | March 3, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    The media would like to paint presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway as a termagant. She is anything but. "I view myself as the product of my choices not as the victim of my circumstances," she said in a conversation onstage with writer Mercedes Schlapp at this year's Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). For the record, she chose to get a law degree, study at oxford and start her own successful small business before marrying and having four children. Moreover, on November 8, 2016, she proved that she is smarter than all of the political consultants who worked on the last five...
  • Here’s How Donald Trump’s Election Is Testing My Generation

    03/06/2017 7:39:54 AM PST · by rktman · 26 replies ^ | 3/5/2017 | Katie Frates
    The 2016 presidential election was America’s first test run of the effects of safe-space parenting. Its results were disheartening at best. The scene outside the Javits Center in New York City could have been taken straight out of “The Walking Dead.” As I walked past a cordoned-off portion of the street around the time it became clear the glass ceiling would remain intact, I was forced to step over a disoriented, sobbing woman splayed out on the ground while being interviewed. Her appearance was not dissimilar to Rick Grimes in episode one, season one of the apocalyptic zombie show. What...
  • Democrats Flip Zero Seats in Four Blue State Special Elections

    03/04/2017 4:09:45 AM PST · by kevcol · 24 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | March 3, 2017 | Andrew Kugle
    Democrats have failed since Election Day in November to take any Republican-controlled seats in four special elections in blue states, despite hefty investment from the Democratic Party. . . . There were four elections that Democrats hoped to win to show their resistance to Trump could be translated into electoral victories. The elections were in Virginia, Minnesota, and, most recently, Connecticut–all states Hillary Clinton won in the 2016 presidential election.
  • Flashback-Schumer: ‘It Didn’t Matter’ AG Lynch Met with Clinton During Email Probe

    03/02/2017 3:53:42 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 2, 2017 | 12:12 PM EST | Craig Bannister
    After then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch confirmed she met with former President Bill Clinton on a plane last June, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) dismissed calls for an independent prosecutor to take over the Hillary Clinton email investigation. Today, however, Schumer called for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign and demanded a special prosecutor because of a report Sessions had met with the Russian Ambassador in 2016, something he did not disclose during his confirmation hearings. Sessions denies the report and says he “never met with any Russian officials to discuss the issues of the (Trump presidential) campaign.” […] “She’s an honorable...
  • Jill Stein Challenges Constitutionality Of Pennsylvania Recount

    02/17/2017 7:08:46 AM PST · by deplorableindc · 51 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Feb. 16, 2017
    Former Green party presidential nominee Dr. Jill Stein has asked a federal judge in Pennsylvania to rule that the state’s recount procedure is unconstitutional. The complaint was lodged in connection with litigation staged after President Donald Trump’s victory in the November general election. Stein’s campaign raised over $7 million in order to finance recounts in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. Lawyers representing former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton briefly participated in the effort, which did not uncover evidence of abnormalities. In an amended complaint filed this week, Stein argues Pennsylvania’s recount procedure violates the Fourteenth Amendment’s due process guarantee, because it...
  • Exclusive — Book Promises Look Inside Clinton HQ on Election Night: ‘Heated Shouting’ [tr]

    02/14/2017 5:43:29 AM PST · by kevcol · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 13, 2017 | Dan Riehl
    Promising “an inside account of election night at Clinton headquarters, where the sounds of ‘heated shouting’ and ‘smashing of glass’ emanated from the Clinton’s private rooms as their empire fell down around them,” a new book, Game of Thorns by New York Times bestselling author and presidential historian Doug Wead, is due out from Hachette Book Group on February 28. . . . Wead claims the Bush family, feeling “growing concern” over Trump, actually colluded with the Clintons, presumably to derail the Trump campaign. He also hails Reince Priebus for urging Trump not to drop out after the Access Hollywood...
  • The Full Text of General Flynn’s Resignation Letter

    02/13/2017 9:55:46 PM PST · by Steelfish · 78 replies
    February 13, 2017
    The Full Text of General Flynn’s Resignation Letter February 13, 2017 In the course of my duties as the incoming National Security Advisor, I held numerous phone calls with foreign counterparts, ministers, and ambassadors. These calls were to facilitate a smooth transition and begin to build the necessary relationships between the President, his advisors and foreign leaders. Such calls are standard practice in any transition of this magnitude. Unfortunately, because of the fast pace of events, I inadvertently briefed the Vice President Elect and others with incomplete information regarding my phone calls with the Russian Ambassador. I have sincerely apologized...
  • Former top aide reveals Hillary Clinton wasn't surprised Donald Trump won election

    02/12/2017 7:07:26 AM PST · by xp38 · 130 replies
    AOL News ^ | Feb. 10 2017 | aol
    A surprising admission from a former top aide revealed Hillary Clinton's reaction to the result of the 2016 presidential election. Jennifer Palmieri was the communications director for Clinton's 2016 campaign, and she recently said her former boss was the least surprised member of the campaign that President Donald Trump came out on top.
  • Libertarian ticket [Gary Johnson] cost Trump the popular vote

    02/11/2017 7:37:12 AM PST · by HokieMom · 101 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/10/17 12:00 AM | TOM ROSS •
    < snip > After enjoying the inauguration and our nation's peaceful transfer of power, we attempted to make our way to a parade viewing party on Pennsylvania Avenue. What should have been a painless trip across town quickly became a prime example of how unhinged the far left has become. Along the way we witnessed smashed cars, broken windows, a fire, and were called names and threatened simply because of how we were dressed; so much for tolerance and acceptance. After arriving at the parade, we had the pleasure of running into former Massachusetts Republican Governor William Weld. Governor Weld,...
  • [VOTER FRAUD] Early and often? 31 people voted twice in Michigan election

    02/09/2017 5:06:18 PM PST · by Synthesist · 35 replies
    AP ^ | 9FEB2017 | ED WHITE
    <p>DETROIT (AP) — At least 31 people could face criminal charges after voting twice in Michigan in the fall election, an official said Thursday.</p>
  • Clinton’s son-in-law closed his hedge fund after the election

    02/08/2017 9:18:56 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 50 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 8, 2017 | Daniel Halper
    Hillary Clinton’s son-in-law, Marc Mezvinsky, shuttered his hedge fund shortly after the election, according to a report. Eaglevale Partners, which Mezvinsky co-founded, was quietly closed and money returned to investors the month after Clinton lost to Donald Trump, Bloomberg reported. The hedge fund reportedly lost big by betting on Greece, with one element of the fund dropping by as much as 48 percent one year, the Wall Street Journal previously reported.
  • How Donald Trump won the election

    02/02/2017 9:01:15 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 10 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 2/2/17 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    If you drive an American made car, you were a voter most likely to have supported Donald Trump. His small band of data analysts drove him into our hearts, minds and voting booths. And now he is set now to pull America back from its near plunge into Hillary Clinton’s One World Order cabal of globalists. How did this happen? That middle section of the electorate that could be persuaded to the right or left was the real focal point of a new behavioral science called Big Data Psychograpics, a political messaging concept developed from a European paradigm and Cambridge...
  • DNC chairman candidate blames Hillary Clinton's loss on Sen. Tim Kaine

    01/28/2017 9:58:19 PM PST · by Zakeet · 76 replies
    Washington Times ^ | January 28, 2017 | Seth McLaughlin
    A candidate for the Democratic National Committee blames Hillary Clinton's loss in the 2016 election on her decision to tap Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia as her running mate. [Snip] "We lost simply ... because Hillary did not pick the right running partner," Mr. Tolliver said in response to a question.
  • Liberals deserve blame for toxic divide

    01/28/2017 5:23:17 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 18 replies
    Weatherford Democrat and other papers ^ | 1/21/17 | Taylor Amerding
    So much for unity – not that it was ever a probability after the “unprecedented” election of Donald Trump. Trump did his share to undermine it, of course. Before he took office this week, he managed to get into a pointless battle with U.S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., the civil rights icon; alarm European allies; and irritate adversaries like China. It was enough to give dozens of Democrats an excuse, as if they needed one, to refuse to attend the inaugural. But Trump is not the only reason for the toxic divisions at the launch of his presidency. Why Hillary...
  • For Democrats, There Is No Joy - Mighty Hillary Has Struck Out

    01/19/2017 8:54:08 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 15 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 1/19/17 | Peggy Ryan
    I tried to write a piece about Meryl Streep’s screed and the ongoing war against a legitimately elected President but I couldn’t make it work, my heart wasn’t in it. Then it hit me, what the hell am I doing? Why am I still revisiting all the horrors of a failed Hillary Clinton campaign? Why even acknowledge her whining supporters, her DOA Democrat party? For God’s sake, it's a new day, we won, ding dong the witch is dead, David kicked Goliath’s butt, its time to pop the champagne cork, not rehash the past. But why was I going to...
  • Democrats: Left in the Lurch... [Trump and Republican Party Sweep 2016]

    01/18/2017 10:58:01 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 43 replies
    NBC News ^ | January 18, 2017
    When President-elect Donald Trump replaces Barack Obama on January 20, the Democratic Party will find itself more removed from power than at almost any point since the party’s creation. Scorned by the same voters who once embraced the New Deal, built the Great Society, and put their hope in the nation’s first black president, Democrats are now locked out of power in Washington and out of two-thirds of state legislative chambers across the country. Simply put, Democrats’ once vaunted coalition of the ascendant — younger, multiethnic, educated, and urban — failed them in 2016, and in 2014 and 2010 before...
  • Man tries to light self on fire outside DC Trump hotel

    01/17/2017 8:52:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    WTOP-TV ^ | January 17, 2017 | Abigail Constantino, Liz Anderson and Keara Dowd
    A man ended up at the hospital Tuesday after he tried to light himself on fire outside the Trump International Hotel in Northwest D.C. Hotel employees called the police and D.C. Fire responded to a call of a man trying to set himself on fire around 9:30 p.m. NBC Washington reports that the man is from California and is protesting the election of Donald Trump. In a video the man can be heard saying he tried to light himself on fire as an act of protest. The man was taken to the hospital with burns. He is expected to be...
  • Former Harry Reid aide takes parting shot at Valerie Jarrett

    01/15/2017 11:36:47 AM PST · by ColdOne · 104 replies ^ | 1/12/17 | Anna Giaritelli
    This is just freaking embarrassing- but then again no one could ever figure out what Valerie jarret did besides demand a ss agent and a car— jim manley (@jamespmanley) January 12, 2017 A former top aide to Harry Reid took a parting shot at fellow Democrat and White House Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett on Thursday, questioning exactly what she has been doing for the last eight years. James Manley, a former spokesman to the former Democratic Senate leader from Nevada, tweeted that the public and those in Congress still don't understand what Jarrett contributed to the Obama administration during...
  • The Blessed Return of the Alpha Male

    01/15/2017 8:52:28 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 8 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 1/15/17 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Thank heaven for the return of the Alpha Male. What a relief! I'm so sick and tired of the feminization of our country that I must take a moment here to tell you of my thoughts. Watching President Elect Donald Trump in calm, non-shouting modulation handle the very hot mess of his first news conference made me wonder how the women I've known over the years, myself included, would have handled that wood chopper. He knew beforehand he would be in for it and he did his homework. He had his background preps well reviewed, had his support documentation (incidentally...
  • Democrats Confront F.B.I. Chief at Closed-Door Intelligence Briefing (NY Slimes alert!)

    01/13/2017 6:52:49 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 34 replies
    The New York Slimes ^ | 2017-01-13 | MATTHEW ROSENBERG and ADAM GOLDMAN
    WASHINGTON — America’s intelligence chiefs sat down with members of Congress behind closed doors on Friday for what they thought would be a straightforward briefing on Russian cyberattacks. What ensued instead was a confrontation Democrats have long sought with James B. Comey, the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Why, the House Democrats demanded to know, did Mr. Comey believe it was O.K. to make repeated disclosures during the campaign about the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails but to this day refuse to say if the F.B.I. is investigating links between the Trump campaign and Russia? His answers did...
  • Ukrainian Efforts to Sabotage Trump Backfire

    01/11/2017 7:40:06 AM PST · by Trumpisourlastchance · 26 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/11/17 | Kenneth P. Vogel and David Stern
    Donald Trump wasn’t the only presidential candidate whose campaign was boosted by officials of a former Soviet bloc country. Ukrainian government officials tried to help Hillary Clinton and undermine Trump by publicly questioning his fitness for office. They also disseminated documents implicating a top Trump aide in corruption and suggested they were investigating the matter, only to back away after the election. And they helped Clinton’s allies research damaging information on Trump and his advisers, a Politico investigation found.
  • White House Addresses Obama's Record Democratic Losses

    01/08/2017 2:48:56 PM PST · by ColdOne · 41 replies ^ | 1/7/17 | John Gizzi
    Despite a record loss of offices for the Democratic Party during his eight-year presidency, Barack Obama believes that the problem is not the party’s values or policy prescriptions but the inability to “make the argument.” That’s what his top spokesman told Newsmax Friday in response to our question about the numerous news stories pointing out that Democrats lost 1,030 offices — U.S. Senate and House seats, governorships, and state legislative offices — during the Obama presidency. Noting that several reports conclude that this is the largest loss of offices for a party while it held the White House in modern...
  • Washington Post: People voted for Trump because they miss when America was more white

    01/06/2017 3:10:57 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 49 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/06/17 | Dan Calabrese
    This again -- I think we might call that fake news They’ll never stop this. I guess it’s just a fact of life. The left-wing mainstream media are obsessed with race. The very people who point their fingers endlessly at conservatives and call us racists see a racial angle to every thought, every action and every reaction that ever happens on Earth. So no one should be surprised that the Washington Post decided to publish a story yesterday, claiming on the flimsiest of evidence, that Trump voters were motivated by nostalgia for the good old days in America, when there...
  • Vicente Fox Trolls Trump on Twitter: ‘Are You a Legitimate President?’

    01/06/2017 7:42:35 PM PST · by bkopto · 193 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/6/2016 | alex swoyer
    Former President of Mexico Vicente Fox took to Twitter on Friday to question the legitimacy of President-elect Donald Trump’s election win. "Sr Trump,the intelligence report is devastating. Losing election by more than 3M votes and in addition this. Are you a legitimate president?"
  • Study: CNN least trusted among likely voters

    01/04/2017 10:49:40 AM PST · by kevcol · 8 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | January 4, 2017 | Eddie Scarry
    Just 33 percent of those who watch CNN said they trusted the information they're getting, compared to 43 percent for MSNBC. At Fox News, 50 percent said they trust the source.
  • Can the Democrats Win Back Trump Voters?

    01/03/2017 11:00:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Newsweek ^ | January 3, 2017 | Neil Buchanan
    As we face the new year and the realities of politics in a post-Obama world, the Democrats understandably feel the need to act as if some things are still normal. That is, even if they suspect that Donald Trump and the Republicans will soon turn the U.S. into a one-party state in all but name, the Democrats need to avoid admitting as much—to themselves or anyone else—to prevent their fears from become a self-fulfilling prophecy. This means that, in the hope of being able to win elections in the future, Democrats are trying to think through the various reasons that...
  • Spicer: Will Clinton be 'punished' for election tactics?

    01/02/2017 8:54:21 AM PST · by kevcol · 31 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | January 1, 2017 | Sean Higgins
    "The fact is that everyone wants to make Donald Trump admit to certain things. When are we going to start talking about the other side of this, which is: What did Hillary Clinton do to influence the election? Is she going to be punished in any way? What are we doing to make sure people are not getting the debate questions ahead of time?" Spicer said during a contentious interview on ABC.
  • 2016: It Was A Very Good Year, Despite What The Pundits Say

    12/31/2016 6:51:55 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 13 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 12/30/2016 | Staff
    ar in Review: We keep reading in the mainstream press how terrible 2016 was. We beg to differ. This year was a good one for many reasons. And next year will almost certainly be better. Given the headlines, you'd think the country had suffered another Great Depression, or worse. A small sampling: "Is 2016 the Worst Year in History?" "Everything That Was Terrible About 2016" "A Brief Timeline of Very Bad Years, From 2016 to 65,000,000 B.C." "The Best of 2016: Looking for Silver Linings in a Terrible Year" "The Worst Year Ever, Until Next Year" These dour assessments are...
  • 2016 Was The Year of the Deplorables

    12/31/2016 7:43:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies ^ | December 31, 2016 | Todd Starnes
    My father was a member of the Silent Majority and had he been alive he would’ve cast his vote for Donald J. Trump. He would’ve been one of those people Hillary Clinton called a "deplorable." I’ve lived in New York City for more than a decade now – and I’ve seen firsthand the contempt for country folks like my father – people from rural America. As I write in my new book, “The Deplorables’ Guide to Making America Great Again,” I feel like a "Duck Dynasty" guy living in a "Modern Family" world – where right is wrong, wrong...
  • Slate: Trump election proved US as 'unjust, racist, sexist'

    12/30/2016 8:13:20 AM PST · by Zakeet · 46 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 29, 2016 | Paul Bedard
    In the latest slap at deplorable supporters of President-elect Trump, the popular liberal news site Slate has declared that the defeat of Democratic darling Hillary Rodham Clinton revealed America to be "unjust, racist, sexist." According to a post from Associate Editor L.V. Anderson, the evil side of America won out in the election and stalled the progressive path under President Obama.
  • George Soros: Trump Is a 'Con Artist and Would-be Dictator'

    12/29/2016 1:32:11 PM PST · by kevcol · 56 replies
    Newsmax ^ | December 29, 2016 | F McGuire
    Soros, a major Democratic donor and Hillary Clinton supporter, contended that global income inequality and a failure to redistribute wealth led to a revolt against the established political system. But he said that those trends will help to energize leaders who have consolidated power, like Russian President Vladimir Putin. “I am confident that democracy will prove resilient in the U.S. Its Constitution and institutions, including the fourth estate, are strong enough to resist the excesses of the executive branch, thus preventing a would-be dictator from becoming an actual one,” Soros wrote.
  • U.S. Punishes Russia for Election Hacking, Ejecting Operatives (Whining loser Democrats)

    12/29/2016 11:45:45 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 89 replies
    The New York Times ^ | December 30, 2016 | David Sanger
    The Obama administration struck back at Russia... for its efforts to influence the 2016 election, ejecting 35 Russian intelligence operatives from the United States and imposing sanctions on Russia’s two leading intelligence services, including four top officers of the military intelligence unit the White House believes ordered the attacks on the Democratic National Committee and other political organizations. In a sweeping set of announcements, the United States was also expected to release evidence linking the cyberattacks to computer systems used by Russian intelligence. Taken together, the actions would amount to the strongest American response ever taken to a state-sponsored cyberattack...
  • Democrats Have a Religion Problem

    12/29/2016 11:31:54 AM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 28 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | December 29, 2016 | Emma Green
    There aren’t many people like Michael Wear in today’s Democratic Party. The former director of Barack Obama’s 2012 faith-outreach efforts is a theologically conservative evangelical Christian. He is opposed to both abortion and same-sex marriage, although he would argue that those are primarily theological positions, and other issues, including poverty and immigration, are also important to his faith. During his time working for Obama, Wear was often alone in many of his views, he writes in his new book, Reclaiming Hope. He helped with faith-outreach strategies for Obama’s 2008 campaign, but was surprised when some state-level officials decided not to...
  • Obama under pressure to prove Russian interference in election

    12/29/2016 7:29:35 AM PST · by detective · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/29/16 | Katie Bo Williams
    The Obama administration is under intense pressure to release evidence confirming Russian interference in the presidential election before leaving office. The administration up until now has provided little documentation to back up its official October assessment that the Russian government was attempting to “interfere” in the U.S. election.   Nor has it corroborated subsequent leaks from anonymous officials contending that the CIA believes the campaign was an attempt by Russian President Vladimir Putin to ensure Donald Trump’s victory.   President Obama has ordered the intelligence community to produce a complete review of its findings before Trump takes office on Jan....
  • California Rep Maxine Waters Identifies Democrats' Problem: 'Way Too Nice' for Our Own Good

    12/29/2016 8:52:42 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 37 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 12/28/16 | Mike Miller
    Just when you think the left has advanced every idiotic claim, made every nonsensical statement and proposed every frightening agenda item to further damage the United States, along comes the incomparable Maxine Waters to again prove that DC is home to more delusional, self-infatuated assholes than any other city on earth. Editor The following article was posted in the Independent Journal Review. By Mike Miller As Democrats continue to wrestle not only with Hillary Clinton's loss, but also the loss of more than 1,000 seats from state legislatures, governors' offices, and the U.S. Congress over the last eight years, Rep....
  • Defeated Democrats' new attack line: The Electoral College is racist

    12/29/2016 8:52:27 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 31 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 12/28/16 | Gabby Morrongiello
    Democrats still mourning the outcome of last month's election have added a new step to their grieving process: leveling charges of racism against those who support the constitutional method of electing the president. In keeping with the process stipulated in the 12th Amendment, 538 electors representing all 50 states gathered on Monday to cast their ballots for the 45th president. The result – that Donald Trump will officially enter the Oval Office on Jan. 20 – was affirmed by the Electoral College, an institution the Left is now casting as racist and anti-Democratic. Mere hours after Trump topped the 270...
  • Graham: Entire Senate disagrees with Trump on Russia hacking

    12/28/2016 4:42:20 AM PST · by kevcol · 175 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 27, 2016 | Al Weaver
    "There are 100 United States senators. Amy Klobuchar is on this trip with us. She's a Democrat from Minnesota. I would say that 99 of us believe the Russians did this and we're going to do something about it," said Graham, who is planning a hearing with McCain on Russia's interference with US elections. "We're going to put sanctions together that hit Putin as an individual and his inner circle for interfering in our election
  • How Firefighters Help Explain the Outcome of 2016 Election

    12/27/2016 3:03:23 PM PST · by Rudolphus · 22 replies
    NBC News ^ | December 23, 2016 | Alex Seitz-Wald
    If you want to understand how badly Democrats lost the white working class in the 2016 election, your local fire station is not a bad place to start. Nearly 85 percent of professional firefighters are white, and more than 95 percent are men, making them look a lot like the other blue-collar voters who surged to Donald Trump this year. But firefighters are also heavily unionized, tend to live in cities or suburbs (rural areas often have volunteer fire companies) and are government employees — all factors generally associated with the Democratic Party. And all of those characteristics, along with...
  • Clinton suggests she will continue to speak out

    12/26/2016 7:29:43 PM PST · by kevcol · 144 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 26, 2016 | Sarah Westwood
    Hillary Clinton hinted in a thank-you message to supporters on Monday that she will stay politically active next year. "I believe it is our responsibility to keep doing our part to build a better, stronger, fairer future for our country and the world," Clinton wrote. "I look forward to staying in touch in 2017. Onward!" she added, according to The Hill.
  • Obama: I would have won this thing

    12/26/2016 7:14:20 AM PST · by kevcol · 70 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 26, 2016 | Kelly Cohen
    President Obama says he believes he would have won the 2016 presidential election had he been a candidate. . . . The president, whose second term ends next month and is, of course, forbidden to seek a third term, told his former senior adviser that based on the conversations he's had — even with "some people who disagreed with me" — people nationwide have said "the direction that you point towards is the right one."
  • Trump means a blue Christmas for Hollywood

    12/25/2016 7:34:01 AM PST · by kevcol · 98 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 25, 2016 | Eddie Scarry
    Mourning in Hollywood was at its zenith, however, when it became clear on Election Day that Trump was poised to emerge as the unexpected victor. "Gonna cry my false eye lashes off tonight," pop singer and Clinton supporter Katy Perry wrote on Twitter the night of the election, as the results rolled in. "World will never be the same," singer Cher, who had campaigned for Hillary, also wrote on Twitter the night of the election. "I feel Sad for the young." She included images of a toilet and feces to represent Trump. . . . In October, before the election,...
  • Jill Stein asks Loretta Lynch to probe US election system

    12/24/2016 12:07:02 PM PST · by kevcol · 100 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 24, 2016 | Daniel Chaitin
    "The attempted recount process has uncovered that voting machines relied on in these states and across the country are prone to human and machine error, especially in under-resourced black and brown communities, and vulnerable to tampering and hacking," the letter reads.