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  • Oh My: Why Did Virginia Dems Eliminate Their Black Lt. Governor Nominee From Campaign Mailers?

    10/24/2017 3:44:26 AM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Townhall ^ | 10/18/17 | Guy Benson
    **SNIP** One Virginia political observer I spoke with earlier said this innocent explanation could well be accurate, but other theories abound, such as speculation that the Democrats deliberately excluded a black man from certain mailers in order to target voters in various regions of the state. I'm not sure I buy that -- especially since the altered flyers were distributed in moderate Northern Virginia -- but like Erickson, I am quite confident that the outrage brigades would be in full throat if Ed Gillespie's campaign had done something similar. Speaking of Gillespie, here's the second intriguing nugget out of that...
  • The Obsession With White Voters Could Cost Democrats the Virginia Governor’s Race

    10/23/2017 12:49:09 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies
    The Nation ^ | October 23, 2017 | By Steve Phillips
    One simple statistic highlights the folly of much of the Democratic Party’s strategy and spending. If every person of color who voted for Hillary Clinton in Virginia last year turns out to vote in Virginia’s gubernatorial contest on November 7, Democrat Ralph Northam could win without getting a single vote from a white person. Not one. And yet most Democratic strategists and donors overlook and undervalue voters of color in general and African-American voters in particular. As a result, Democrats are at real risk of losing eminently winnable contests in Virginia this year, as well as in myriad races in...
  • So You Thought the Election was Over? The Clinton Machine Schemes to Overturn Trump

    10/23/2017 9:22:44 AM PDT · by tjd1454 · 99 replies
    ProjectRealNews ^ | 10/23/2017 | ProjectRealNews
    One of the most devastating political earthquakes in modern American history took place between 10PM and Midnight in the inner rooms of the Clinton campaign in their VIP suite on the top floor of the Peninsula Hotel in Manhattan. The day started auspiciously enough, with RealClearPolitics continuing to show Hillary Clinton in the lead, just as she had led the polling average for the past 98 days. RCP predicted that Hillary Clinton would win 297 electoral votes to Trump’s 241, comfortably surpassing the 270 needed for victory. This prediction was mirrored by polling “guru” Nate Silver’s vaunted 538 website, which...
  • Macri's Party Holds Lead in Argentina's Legislative Elections

    10/22/2017 6:10:09 PM PDT · by Redmen4ever · 2 replies
    teleSUR TV ^ | 10/22/17 | NA
    Candidates of Mauricio Macri's conservative coalition Cambiemos party are leading across the country, according to the preliminary results in Argentina's heated mid-term legislative elections.
  • Obama tears into Ed Gillespie’s MS-13 ads, calling them ‘as cynical as politics gets’

    10/21/2017 7:40:52 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 58 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 10/20/2017 | Fenit Nirappil
    RICHMOND — Former president Barack Obama took the unusual step of criticizing and mocking Virginia’s Republican gubernatorial candidate for a controversial ad blitz highlighting Latino gang violence. As he rallied for the Democratic candidate Ralph Northam on Thursday night, Obama mentioned that he and his wife, Michelle Obama, have seen Republican Ed Gillespie’s commercials airing on television in their D.C. home. The spots say Northam is “weak on MS-13” as images of tattooed Latino men and the gang motto “Kill, Rape, Control” pop up on the screen.
  • Macri Ally Takes Lead in Senate Run in Argentina Midterms

    10/22/2017 4:06:33 PM PDT · by Redmen4ever · 1 replies
    Bloomberg ^ | 10/22/17 | Charlie Devereux
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  • Hillary Clinton uses obscenity on TV describing reaction to Trump's inaugural speech

    10/22/2017 1:21:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 131 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | October 22, 2017
    Hillary Clinton joked on Friday about how she and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, tried to ditch President Trump’s inauguration ceremony -- and she even let out a curse word while describing how a different president described Trump's speech. “And it was reported that George W. Bush, as it ends, says, ‘That was some weird s—t,’” she said on BBC’s “Graham Norton Show” with a laugh, to which host Graham Norton replied, “And it was.” Clinton said she had called more than one previous president to see if they were attending the inauguration. “I really tried to get out...
  • Trump To DOJ And FBI: Say Who Paid For Dossier

    10/22/2017 5:18:50 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 69 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | Chuck Ross
    President Trump called on the Department of Justice and FBI to reveal who paid opposition research firm Fusion GPS to produce the infamous anti-Trump dossier of research compiled last year by former British spy Christopher Steele. “Officials behind the now discredited ‘Dossier’ plead the Fifth,” Trump wrote on Twitter on Saturday. “Justice Department and/or FBI should immediately release who paid for it.” Follow Donald J. Trump ✔ @realDonaldTrump Officials behind the now discredited "Dossier" plead the Fifth. Justice Department and/or FBI should immediately release who paid for it. 3:59 PM - Oct 21, 2017 13,128 13,128 Replies 17,666 17,666 Retweets...
  • Officials behind the now discredited "Dossier" plead the Fifth. Justice Department and/or FBI...

    10/21/2017 1:20:18 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 21 replies
    Real Donald Trump twitter account ^ | October 20, 2017 | President Donald Trump
    Officials behind the now discredited "Dossier" plead the Fifth. Justice Department and/or FBI should immediately release who paid for it. Keep hearing about "tiny" amount of money spent on Facebook ads. What about the billions of dollars of Fake News on CNN, ABC, NBC & CBS?
  • Fusion GPS Fights Subpoena For Bank Records, Which Would Reveal Its Dossier Client

    10/21/2017 7:51:29 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 57 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 21 Oct 2017 | ChucK Ross
    Fusion GPS, the opposition research firm behind the uncorroborated Trump dossier, filed a last-minute request with a federal judge in Washington, D.C. on Friday seeking to prevent the release of its bank records to the House Intelligence Committee. Fusion, which is based in Washington, D.C., filed a motion asking U.S. District Judge Tanya S. Chutkan to approve an injunction preventing its bank, TD Bank, from having to turn over two years’ worth of banking records to the House committee. Republicans on the committee are looking for answers on several aspects on the dossier, including who paid Fusion GPS to commission...
  • Czech election polls LIVE: Billionaire Andrej Babis set to deliver blow to the EU

    10/21/2017 7:39:11 AM PDT · by Redmen4ever · 11 replies
    The Express (UK) ^ | 10/21/17 | Sebastian Kettley
    Andres Babis is en route to win the Czech parliamentary election today …
  • Russia-Obsessed Media Shocked To Discover Facts About Russia Stories That Discredit Their Narrative

    10/20/2017 3:40:38 PM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 10/19/17 | Mollie Hemingway
    This morning President Donald J. Trump tweeted:He’s referring to yesterday’s news that, as CNN headlined its story on the matter, “Fusion GPS partners plead Fifth before House Intel.”Fusion GPS is the firm that paid for and disseminated the discredited dossier that former FBI director James Comey briefed President Obama and President-elect Trump about in January. The almost immediate and well-sourced leak of that briefing to CNN is what got the Russia scare really going in January. BuzzFeed published the dossier very soon after CNN’s story ran.So, as Trump and CNN note, folks at the firm took the Fifth in a...
  • Stumped by Trump’s success? Take a drive outside US cities

    10/19/2017 2:02:37 PM PDT · by confederatecarpetbag · 21 replies
    New York Post ^ | Aug. 22, 2016 | Salena Zito
    It’s as if people here have not turned on the television to hear pundits drone on and on about how badly Trump is losing in Pennsylvania.
  • Dems need more than 'meh' in Virginia race

    10/19/2017 1:34:47 PM PDT · by leaymane · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/19/17 | Chris Stirewalt
    If Democrats can’t deliver a win in Virginia’s gubernatorial election 19 days hence, they should shut down and reopen as a haunted house. “See the spine-tinglingly campaign finance reports!!! Hear the bloodcurdling voicemails from Debbie Wasserman Schultz!!! Smell the horror of a goat cheese and red-pepper hummus sandwich one of the interns left downstairs!!!” Republicans have done well in recent cycles in gubernatorial races in Democrat-leaning states. Massachusetts, Maryland, Illinois, Maine, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey and Wisconsin are all presently governed by Republicans. So it wouldn’t be all together shocking for a state that had a strong Republican lead until...
  • Still bruised from Clinton loss, left takes aim at Electoral College in court

    10/19/2017 9:57:17 AM PDT · by blueyon · 76 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | 10/19/17 | By Fred Lucas, Fox News
    A liberal-led push to overhaul the Electoral College could be moving from the op-ed pages to the courtroom, as a Harvard professor who flirted with a dark-horse Democratic presidential bid last year vows litigation to change the system. Criticism of the Electoral College was resurgent in the wake of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 loss. Clinton recently said she wants the system "eliminated." The latest effort isn’t aimed at dismantling the structure entirely – but rather, the winner-take-all system used by 48 states in awarding electors, which ends up focusing presidential races on a handful of battlegrounds. “With a winner-take-all, most of...
  • Jacinda Ardern to lead New Zealand's coalition government

    10/19/2017 5:33:02 AM PDT · by Redmen4ever · 6 replies
    BBC ^ | 10/19/17 | NA
    New Zealand is set for a centre-left coalition government led by Labour head Jacinda Ardern.
  • Hillary Clinton campaign lawyer argues voting is ‘burden’ on minorities

    10/18/2017 10:15:21 AM PDT · by VegasVictor · 37 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | October 17, 2017 | Victor
    Hillary Clinton’s former campaign lawyer is meddling in Nevada politics. Worse, he’s saying that voting in a special election would be an “undue burden” on minorities. Imagine the outrage if a Republican argued that voting is a “burden” on minorities. The lawsuit shows just how desperate Democrats are to stop recall efforts against Sens. Joyce Woodhouse, D-Henderson, Nicole Cannizzaro, D-Las Vegas, and Patricia Farley, I-Las Vegas. Marc Elias, general counsel for Hillary for America, filed the complaint Monday in federal court.
  • Hillary Clinton: Russia's election interference was a 'cyber 9/11'

    10/17/2017 3:01:37 AM PDT · by Libloather · 53 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/16/17 | Kara Zupkus
    **SNIP** "I think there a lot more connections that have yet to come to light," Clinton told a London audience. Clinton added that if she had been elected, she "would have called for an independent commission to get to the bottom of it." "We had really well-respected security, intelligence veterans saying this was a ‘cyber 9/11' in the sense it was a direct attack on our institutions," Clinton said, according to BuzzFeed. "That may sound dramatic, but we know that they probed and tried to intrude into election systems, not just the social media propaganda part of their campaign."
  • Virginia governor race: Candidates pull out political heavy hitters as showdown gets nasty

    10/16/2017 7:15:03 PM PDT · by leaymane · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/16/17 | Doug McKelway
    In a year where coverage of President Trump has generated TV ratings, limitless controversy, and the world’s scrutiny, the November 7th Virginia governor’s race between former Republican National Committee Chair Ed Gillespie and Democratic Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam has been gasping for attention. That may change this week as both campaigns pull out some heavy hitters. President George W. Bush is attending two Gillespie fundraisers on Monday. President Obama is campaigning for Northam on Thursday. That, following weekend appearances by Vice President Mike Pence at a Gillespie rally and former Vice President Joe Biden at an Northam event. Unknown yet...
  • Victory for Austria's new anti-EU leader and surge in support for anti-immigrant party

    10/16/2017 7:05:12 AM PDT · by marktwain
    Daily Mail.com ^ | 16 August, 2017 | Joe Sheppard, Gareth Davies, Scott Campbell
    Sebastian Kurz's election victory last night has sent shockwaves through Europe as it appears he may seek a coalition with the country's anti-immigration Freedom Party. The Eurosceptic leader of Austria's right-leaning People's Party has declared victory in a national election that puts him on track to become the world's youngest leader. Kurz, 31, fell well short of a majority and may be looking to strike a deal with another party. The Freedom Party (FPO) got around 26 percent of votes in Sunday's parliamentary vote, boosted by a European migration crisis in 2015 that affected Austria and also led Kurz to...