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  • Grim warnings for White House, Republicans ahead of election (Assoc Press agitprop)

    09/16/2018 4:53:58 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 33 replies
    Assoc Press ^ | September 16, 2018 | By JULIE PACE, CATHERINE LUCEY and ZEKE MILLER
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) — The prognosis for President Donald Trump and his party was grim.</p> <p>In a post-Labor Day briefing at the White House, a top Republican pollster told senior staff that the determining factor in the election wouldn’t be the improving economy or the steady increase in job creation. It would be how voters feel about Trump. And the majority of the electorate, including a sizable percentage of Republican-leaning voters, doesn’t feel good about the president, according to a presentation from pollster Neil Newhouse that spanned dozens of pages.</p>
  • Trump at rally makes false claim on photo IDs for groceries

    08/01/2018 3:59:38 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 87 replies
    MSN /AP ^ | August 1, 2018
    President Donald Trump on Tuesday wrongly claimed that shoppers need to show photo identification to buy groceries and accused Democrats of obstructing his agenda and his Supreme Court nominee during a raucous rally aimed at bolstering two Florida Republicans ahead of the state's primary. Trump, addressing thousands of supporters in one of the nation's top electoral battlegrounds, also mounted a rigorous defense of his trade agenda, accusing China and others of having "targeted our farmers." "Not good, not nice," he told the crowd as tensions with China continue to escalate, adding: "You know what our farmers are saying? 'It's OK,...
  • Ex-workers at Russian ‘troll factory’ trust US indictment

    02/19/2018 12:47:01 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 38 replies
    AP via WNCN.com ^ | 2/19/18 | AP
    [snip] The aim of the factory’s work was either to influence voters or to undermine their faith in the U.S. political system, the 37-page indictment states. Putin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters Monday that while the indictment focuses on “Russian nationals,” it gives “no indication that the Russian government was involved in this in any way.” Peskov reasserted that Moscow did not interfere in the U.S. election. Mindiyarov, who failed the language exam needed to get a job on the Internet Research Agency’s Facebook desk, where the pay was double than the domestic side of the factory. The sleek operation...
  • AP Still Unsure Of NY Terrorist’s Motive

    11/01/2017 12:04:23 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 43 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/01/2017 | Amber Athey
    The Associated Press is insisting that investigators are still searching for a motive behind Tuesday’s terror attack in Manhattan, NY.“Investigators seek motive after driver in a rented pickup truck plowed down people on a bike path in NYC,” the AP tweeted Wednesday morning with a video attached. VIDEO: Investigators seek motive after driver in a rented pickup truck plowed down people on a bike path in NYC. https://t.co/EcXSmIWWla— The Associated Press (@AP) November 1, 2017 The tweet is a bit baffling considering the suspect shouted “Allahu Akbar” during the attack, a common Arabic phrase used by Islamic terrorists during these...
  • Fake News: NBCNews.com Labels Democratic Senator Menendez as a Republican

    09/06/2017 3:32:42 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 28 replies
    MRC NewsBusters ^ | 09/06/2017 | Curtis Houck
    On Wednesday, NBCNews.com published an Associated Press dispatch on the bribery trial of Democratic Senator Bob Menendez (N.J.), but there was one huge problem in that Menendez was labeled a Republican. Translation? NBC News saw no reason to engage in basic proofreading or got caught red-handed in the act of liberal bias. The unauthored post sat for well over two hours before being changed. NBCNews.com offered a correction at the bottom of the story: “CORRECTION (Sept. 6, 2017, 5:35 p.m.): An earlier version of this article misstated the party affiliation of Menendez. He is a Democrat, not a Republican.” Seeing...
  • Liberal activists look to ballot box rather than impeachment

    08/12/2017 11:15:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 12, 2017 2:56 AM EDT | Bill Barrow
    Liberal activists resisting the presidency of Donald Trump say they’d rather defeat him and other Republicans at the ballot box than see Trump brought down in other ways. Those gathering for the annual Netroots Nation confab this weekend in Georgia say obsessing over subpoenas and clamoring for impeachment distracts from larger policy debates. They believe it also takes away from congressional midterm elections whose outcomes will last beyond Trump. …
  • CNN Eclipses AP as Worst Media Outlet

    06/04/2017 5:28:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 4, 2017 | Tom Tradup
    It is now official: Hell has frozen over.On more than a half-dozen occasions, I have shared with you my outrage over the biased, anti-Trump slant of the Associated Press. No major newspaper or broadcast media outlet in America is immune to the AP’s tentacles reaching into the nation’s newsrooms with ever- more-hysterical examples of Yellow Journalism disguised as “news.” (Full disclosure: my Salem Radio Network’s 24/7 SRN News and TOWNHALL.com News services are AP subscribers and—thus—must devote considerable staff time to ferreting out the actual news within AP’s unending distribution of anti-Trump screeds which apparently must meet fewer standards...
  • AP Terminates Melanie Plenda, Leftist Activist Hired to Sneak into KellyAnne Conway Event

    05/25/2017 2:12:37 AM PDT · by blam · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5-25-2017 | Matthew Boyle
    The Associated Press will no longer employ Melanie Plenda, a leftist activist exposed by Breitbart News, after she was caught violating the news wire service’s editorial standards. Plenda announced that the AP has terminated her effective immediately in an interview with the Washington Post’s Erik Wemple. Her termination comes as a Nov. 10, 2016, Facebook post she wrote—in which she pledged resistance to then-incoming President Donald J. Trump—was found to be in direct violation of the AP’s editorial standards. Plenda, in her interview with Wemple, confirmed she wrote the leftist activist post on her Facebook page—a post she has since...
  • ‘Allahu Akbar’ vs. ‘God Is Great’: AP Got It Wrong And Why It Matters

    04/19/2017 11:34:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 19, 2017 | Caleb Parke
    Kori Ali Muhammad is suspected of fatally shooting three people in Fresno, California. When the police were taking him into custody, he shouted an all-too-familiar phrase in the world of radical Islam. This is how the Associated Press described what Muhammad said: “Fresno police say suspect in triple slaying told them he hates white people, shouted ‘God is great’ before killings.” There’s just one, glaring problem. The Fresno police chief actually said Muhammad yelled “Allahu Akbar” — not “God is great.” So why would a trusted news organization like Associated Press change what he said but for the connotation? We...
  • Pence criticizes AP for publishing his wife's email address

    03/04/2017 6:54:00 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 4, 2017 8:13 PM EST
    Vice President Mike Pence is criticizing The Associated Press for listing his wife’s email address in a story about his frequent resistance to public records requests while Indiana’s governor. In a tweet Saturday, Pence said that by publishing the personal AOL address of his wife, Karen, the AP “violated her privacy and our security.” The vice president posted a letter his counsel sent to Gary Pruitt, the AP’s president and CEO. …
  • Obama racial legacy: Pride, promise, regret — and deep rift [barf]

    01/04/2017 5:31:54 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 4, 2017 3:31 PM EST | Sharon Cohen and Deepti Hajela
    He entered the White House a living symbol, breaking a color line that stood for 220 years. Barack Obama took office, and race immediately became a focal point in a way that was unprecedented in American history. No matter his accomplishments, he seemed destined to be remembered foremost as the first black man to lead the world’s most powerful nation. But eight years later, Obama’s racial legacy is as complicated as the president himself. […] Perhaps most strikingly, the president’s successor, Donald Trump, is seen by many as the antithesis of a colorblind society, a one-time leader of the “birther”...
  • Texas judge halts federal transgender health protections

    12/31/2016 5:12:21 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 31, 2016 7:07 PM EST | Paul J. Weber
    A federal judge in Texas on Saturday ordered a halt to another Obama administration effort to strengthen transgender rights, this time over health rules that social conservatives say could force doctors to violate their religious beliefs. The latest injunction signed by U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor comes four months after he blocked a higher-profile new set of transgender protections — a federal directive that required public schools to let transgender students use bathrooms consistent with their gender identity. Several of the Republican-controlled states that brought that lawsuit, including Texas, also sued over the health regulations that were finalized in May....
  • Why It Matters: The Role of Government

    08/31/2016 5:03:48 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 31, 2016 7:52 AM EDT | Josh Lederman
    It’s the Goldilocks conundrum of American politics: Is the federal government too big, too small or just right? Few think it’s just right. Ever since the first Americans bucked their colonial overlords in Britain, America has been wrestling with the delicate balance between a government that creates opportunity and one that inhibits it. Every four years, the presidential election offers a referendum on whether Washington should do more or less. Traditionally, Republicans have been viewed as the party of smaller government. This year, it’s not so simple. …
  • AP-NORC Poll: That's rude: More say GOP is discourteous

    04/15/2016 10:46:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 15, 2016 2:56 PM EDT | Laurie Kellman and Emily Swanson
    Ask Americans about bad manners in the 2016 presidential campaign and the conversation shifts immediately to Donald Trump, the GOP front-runner who has branded his critics “little,” “lyin’,” “low-energy” and worse. […] When it comes to rudeness in 2016 politics, the Republican presidential contest wins in a landslide, a new poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research has found. The survey shows that 78 percent of Americans, including most Republicans, see the GOP race as discourteous. Only about half as many — 41 percent — say the same about the Democratic campaign. […] It’s not just politics....
  • Fox: Trump has 'extreme, sick obsession' with Megyn Kelly

    03/18/2016 5:34:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 187 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 18, 2016 8:30 PM EDT
    Fox News is slamming GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump for his repeated Twitter tirades against anchor Megyn Kelly. “Donald Trump’s vitriolic attacks against Megyn Kelly and his extreme, sick obsession with her is beneath the dignity of a presidential candidate who wants to occupy the highest office in the land,” the network said in a statement Friday evening. The statement from spokeswoman Irena Briganti went on to praise Kelly as “an exemplary journalist and one of the leading anchors in America” and said the network will “continue to fully support her throughout every day of Trump’s endless barrage of crude...
  • Proclaiming innocence, ex-Israeli PM goes to prison

    02/15/2016 5:27:13 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 14 replies
    AP Via Washington Post ^ | 02/15/2016 | Josef Federman 
    Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Monday began a 19-month prison sentence for bribery and obstruction of justice, defiantly proclaiming his innocence in a farewell video as he became the first Israeli premier to be placed behind bars. His imprisonment capped a stunning fall from grace that ended Israel’s last serious round of peace efforts with the Palestinians and ushered in the era of Benjamin Netanyahu, a hardliner widely criticized in the region and around the world.
  • [Texas AG] Paxton: State workers can deny licenses to same-sex couples

    06/28/2015 4:00:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 50 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 28, 2015 6:37 PM EDT
    Texas’ conservative Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton calls the Supreme Court decision giving same-sex couples the right to marry a “lawless ruling” and says state workers can cite their religious objections in denying marriage licenses. He warned in a statement Sunday that any clerk, justice of the peace or other administrator who declines to issue a license to a same-sex couple could face litigation or a fine. But in the nonbinding legal opinion, Paxton says “numerous lawyers” stand ready to defend, free of charge, any public official refusing to grant one. …
  • GOP WH hopefuls deride gay marriage ruling

    06/27/2015 8:11:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 27, 2015 4:07 PM EDT | Kristen Wyatt
    Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee told conservatives Saturday that the Supreme Court tried to “unwrite the laws of nature and the laws of nature’s God” when it legalized gay marriage across the nation. […] Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry derided the ruling but didn’t suggest a next step. “These decisions need to be made in the states,” said Perry, who noted that his states’ rights plank extends even to Colorado legalizing recreational marijuana in defiance of federal drug law. […] On Friday, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum said the gay marriage ruling was “based on a lie” that gay-marriage opponents...
  • Gay mentor, belief in dignity at roots of Kennedy’s views (USSC justice Anthony)

    04/26/2015 9:50:38 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 26, 2015 7:40 AM EDT | Mark Sherman
    The Irish Catholic boy who came of age in Sacramento after World War II is an unlikely candidate to be the author of the Supreme Court’s major gay rights rulings. But those who have known Justice Anthony Kennedy for decades and scholars who have studied his work say he has long stressed the importance of valuing people as individuals. And he seems likely also to have been influenced in this regard by a pillar of the Sacramento legal community, a closeted gay man who hired Kennedy as a law school instructor and testified on his behalf at his high court...
  • Gay marriage a difficult issue for GOP White House hopefuls

    04/23/2015 9:27:49 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 23, 2015 11:36 AM EDT | David Crary
    For Democratic politicians, same-sex marriage has become an easy issue: They’re for it. Many Republican VIPs—notably the presidential hopefuls—face a far more complicated landscape. Looming ahead for these contenders are early contests in states such as Iowa and South Carolina, where a major role will be played by conservative Christian voters firmly opposed to same-sex marriage. Further down the road is the 2016 general election, where the nominee will likely need backing from independents and moderate Republicans who support gay unions. “Republicans are trying to thread the needle on this, with varying degrees of skill. It doesn’t take a genius...