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  • CBS News pollster reveals why ‘blue wave’ is unlikely

    08/18/2018 6:20:39 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 29 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 18, 2018 | By Mary Kay Linge
    ... “In 2016, a lot of us assumed we knew what would happen in Michigan and Wisconsin,” Salvanto told The Post. “It was a great lesson for us pollsters: Even if you think you know what will happen, poll it if you can.” Blame it on the Blue Wall. Since 1992, in six consecutive presidential elections, a solid block of 18 states had voted for the Democrat every single time. They would have given Clinton 239 electoral votes — 89 percent of the way to victory — if she had held on to them all.Few bothered to ask those states’...
  • Twitter Bans Australian Journo for Tweeting McCain's Death Will Improve World

    08/18/2018 4:08:11 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 22 replies
    Sputnik International ^ | August 18, 2018 | Staff
    Twitter has temporarily removed an account of Australian anti-war journalist Caitlin Johnstone over "abusive behavior" after she posted a tweet suggesting that the death of Senator John McCain would make the world a better place to live in.
  • To reduce urban violence, let's consider the real causes — not guns, police or 'low' taxes

    08/18/2018 9:25:19 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08 18 2018 | CHRIS TALGO,
    To solve a problem, one must first diagnose its cause. This rings true in all walks of life. Yet this fundamental principle seems to be ignored when the problems of inner-city crime and poverty are considered. For decades, urban areas have been rife with pain and suffering due to violence. Chicago, Illinois is a prime example of this modern American tragedy. The city’s murder rate is among the highest in the nation. Shootings, drug-dealing, car-jacking, gang activity, and other categories of crime are at epidemic levels. Almost the entire conversation about criminal activity and violence in the city, as well...
  • Alleged Santa Cruz MS-13 members charged with racketeering, murder

    08/17/2018 6:21:06 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 22 replies
    KION ^ | August 17, 2018
    A dozen alleged members of an MS-13 gang in Santa Cruz have been accused in a revised indictment by a federal grand jury in San Jose of charges including murder, drug trafficking and racketeering.
  • The Agenda That Dare Not Speak Its Name

    08/17/2018 4:49:18 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 14 replies
    WFB ^ | 17 Aug 2018 | Matthew Continettii
    The Democrats have decided that agendas are overrated. Back in May, the party unveiled its "Better Deal" program, calling for expanded broadband access, an increase in the minimum wage, and paid family and sick leave. Voters didn't bite. So last month the Democrats came up with "For the People," which simplifies the platform to infrastructure spending, lowering health care costs, and draining the swamp. Again, crickets. What to do? Party leadership has declared that it's every cis-het man for himself. "We trust our candidates to know their districts and the challenges facing their communities better than anyone," House campaign chair...
  • Hundreds of Thousands are Illegally Registered to Vote in Texas

    08/17/2018 12:34:09 PM PDT · by JeepersFreepers · 79 replies
    Empower Texans ^ | August 16, 2018 | Ross Kecseg
    Conservative leaders are calling on the Texas governor to prevent non-citizens and other ineligible persons from voting illegally. According to a statement issued at today’s press conference, more than 280,000 non-citizens in Texas are registered to vote, with another four million registered voters in question. Direct Action Texas (DAT), a watchdog organization known for exposing mail ballot fraud in numerous counties across Texas, released a statement today regarding its concerns. Aaron Harris, the group’s Executive Director, told Texas Scorecard: “We are calling on Gov. Abbott to direct the Secretary of State to verify citizenship of all voter registrations. I see...
  • Martha McSally Neck-Deep in McConnell Swamp Money, Kelli Ward Standing with Trump

    08/12/2018 12:25:40 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 56 replies
    bigleaguepolitics.com ^ | 8/11/18 | Peter D'Abrosca
    The #NeverTrump GOP establishment is pouring money and resources into duping Arizona voters into backing a non-Trump supporting “Republican” in a crucial U.S. Senate race. “Allies of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell dove into the middle of a major Senate race Thursday, airing ads to help remake Rep. Martha McSally (R-Ariz.) as a border hawk ahead of her August primary with two prominent immigration hard-liners,” wrote Politico in June.
  • Arizona GOP secretary of state candidate says ballots should only be printed in English

    08/15/2018 6:26:05 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/15/18 | Jacqueline Thomsen
    A candidate running to be Arizona’s next secretary of state said the state should stop offering ballots printed in other languages and provide them only in English. The Arizona Republic reported Wednesday that Republican candidate Steve Gaynor made the proposal during a candidate forum over the weekend. "My printing plant in L.A. printed an information pamphlet not too long ago. It had 18 languages on it," said Gaynor, who owns a printing business that creates pamphlets for California elections, according to the Republic. "I would be the first to say it should be ... ballots, information pamphlets, all the material...
  • Trump’s Snub of McCain

    08/14/2018 2:48:39 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 104 replies
    The New York Times ^ | August 14, 2018 | Peter Alkalay
    President Trump’s refusal to mention John McCain’s name as he was pontificating about the new military spending bill for 28 minutes reveals the inner Trump in a stark way. His inability to mention the senator’s name is a sign of his immaturity, insecurity, fear of competition, vindictiveness and delusional sense of self-importance. He is the quintessential petulant child. Debasing a war hero comes easy to him. Taking credit for a bill bearing Mr. McCain’s name also comes easy to him. He has no moral compass. He has no compass at all.
  • CNN’s Mudd: “Pisses Me Off” That Trump Failed to Mention McCain at Signing Ceremony

    08/14/2018 4:29:29 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 126 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Phil Mudd can go from 0-60 faster than a Ferrari. After a long, measured, discussion on CNN this morning about the firing of Peter Strzok [Mudd thought it was the right decision], co-host John Berman invited Mudd, a former CIA and FBI official, to comment on President Trump’s failure to mention John McCain during a signing ceremony of the defense authorization bill named in his honor. Mudd became immediately enraged, going off on this epic rant: “Are you kidding me? Let me get this straight. So the President has insulted everybody from former Presidents Bush and Obama, Rex Tillerson, Jeb...
  • Trump excludes McCain in speech about 'McCain' defense bill

    08/13/2018 3:26:36 PM PDT · by MNDude · 40 replies
    President Trump thanks a long list of people before signing the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act, except for the namesake of the bill, Sen. John McCain
  • The defense authorization bill is named after John McCain — but Trump didn't mention him

    08/13/2018 3:54:59 PM PDT · by markomalley · 37 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/13/18 | Betsy Klein
    President Trump just signed the National Defense Authorization Act, named after Arizona Sen. John McCain, but the President never once mentioned McCain's name or thanked him. “We would not be here for today’s signing ceremony without the dedicated efforts without the dedicated members of Congress who worked so hard to pass the National Defense Authorization Act,” said Trump while thanking service members and military leadership. However, he did mention Rep. Elise Stefanik, who spoke briefly and represents the district containing Fort Drum, as well as Don Baker, Dan Donovan, Joe Wilson, and Martha McSally.
  • SEIU Rallies Supporters Against Kavanaugh Nomination

    08/13/2018 10:11:57 AM PDT · by detective · 18 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 12, 2018 | Bill McMorris
    One of the nation's most powerful labor unions is rallying supporters to oppose Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump's nominee to replace Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court. On Friday, Service Employees International Union (SEIU) began circulating a petition online for its allies to send to their home state lawmakers. The union letter calls Kavanaugh a "narrow-minded extremist" and accuses the D.C. Circuit Court judge of undermining workers' rights and opposing abortion. "Kavanaugh is a narrow-minded extremist who will chip away at our rights in the workplace, the doctor's office and the ballot box," the letter says. "If Kavanaugh is confirmed he...
  • The Day Andrew Cuomo Got Religion

    08/12/2018 11:34:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | August 12, 2018 | T.R. Clancy
    Who could have predicted back in 1928 that Al Smith's successor as governor of New York would be explaining his advancement of legislation by his "solidarity" with the pope?  Back then, poor Governor Smith was defeated in his run for president in part by anti-Catholic fears that he represented a "Romish Peril," not least by way of a transatlantic tunnel between Washington and the Vatican.  A vote for Al Smith would put America under the dictatorship of the pope. So when Governor Andrew Cuomo, literally on the same day Pope Francis declared that the death penalty is "inadmissible" in all cases, introduced...
  • Massachusetts man solicited killing ICE agents, tweeted desire to slit throat of John McCain

    08/10/2018 11:57:20 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 9, 2018 | Travis Fedschun
    A Massachusetts man was arrested in New York on Thursday after trying to hire a hit man on Twitter to kill ICE agents for $500 and sharing his desire to slit the throat of Sen. John McCain, federal officials said. The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Massachusetts said that Brandon Ziobrowski, 33, from Cambridge, Mass. was charged with one count of use of interstate and foreign commerce to transmit a threat and injure another person for the alleged Twitter posts this year.
  • 'One of the heroes of our time': Rev. Jesse Jackson defends Sen. John McCain

    08/09/2018 9:17:28 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 36 replies
    The Arizona Republic | August 9, 2018 | Ronald J. Hansen
    https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/arizona/2018/08/09/jesse-jackson-denounces-donald-trump-defends-sen-john-mccain/941783002/
  • Call to tax Mexico $2,000 per illegal immigrant to pay for Trump’s wall

    08/08/2018 2:27:13 AM PDT · by markomalley · 33 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/7/18 | Paul Bedard
    A border lawmaker had drawn up a plan to pay for the wall in part by fining Mexico and other countries $2,000 for every illegal immigrant caught crossing into the United States.Arizona Rep. Andy Biggs, who has made is mark on Washington in just his first term, is pushing a plan that includes the tax on illegals and other ways to pay for the border wall demanded by President Trump.With up some 400,000 illegal immigrants being apprehended at the border yearly, his tax could raise $800 million a year. Immigration groups claim that an equal amount of illegal immigrants get...
  • GOP Rep. Introduces Bill That Would Fine Mexico to Pay for the Wall

    08/08/2018 9:17:40 PM PDT · by bitt · 26 replies
    A border state Republican congressman is introducing a bill that would effectively use foreign funds to help pay for President Trump's planned wall on the Mexican border. Rep. Andy Biggs of Arizona authored House Resolution 6657, which would establish a separate U.S. Treasury account to "hold deposits to be used to secure the southern border of the United States." Republican Reps. Scott Des Jarlais of Tennessee, Ralph Norman of South Carolina, Matt Gaetz of Florida and Paul Gosar of Arizona have signed on as co-sponsors. Biggs said in a statement obtained by The Washington Examiner that "even with a Republican-controlled...
  • Martha McSally picks up border patrol endorsement as immigration takes center stage in primary fight

    08/08/2018 7:27:03 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 73 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | August 08, 2018 | Al Weaver
    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Rep. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., took home a key endorsement Wednesday from the National Border Patrol Council as she looks to show off her immigration credentials and break free from a contentious GOP Senate primary battle set for Aug. 28. McSally, a two-term congresswoman from Tucson, was flanked by national and local border officials who heaped praise on her work to curb illegal immigration and as the only person in the race to be a consistent voice for these issues. She won the endorsement over Dr. Kelli Ward, a chief critic of McSally, who has tried to make...
  • New fear: Democrats could win Senate

    08/08/2018 7:57:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 08/08/2018 | by Paul Bedard
    Confident talk in Washington that swaggering Republicans will fatten their majority in the Senate to a filibuster-proof 60 seats in the fall elections is shifting to nail-biting whispers the Democrats could take charge and install Sen. Chuck Schumer as leader. Already fretting odds that the House will turn Democratic and that potential Speaker Nancy Pelosi will open impeachment proceedings against President Trump, a path to a Democratic Senate is beginning to emerge based on historical statistics and the anti-Trump sentiment in some areas of the country. Geoffrey Skelley, associate editor of the University of Virginia Center for Politics’ Larry Sabato...