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  • Russia-gate Flops as Democrats’ Golden Ticket

    06/23/2017 9:30:04 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 18 replies
    Consortium News ^ | 21 June 2017 | Robert Parry
    The national Democrats saw Russia-gate and the drive to impeach President Trump as their golden ticket back to power, but so far the ticket seems to be made of fool’s gold ___ The national Democratic Party and many liberals have bet heavily on the Russia-gate investigation as a way to oust President Trump from office and to catapult Democrats to victories this year and in 2018, but the gamble appears not to be paying off. The Democrats’ disappointing loss in a special election to fill a congressional seat in an affluent Atlanta suburb is just the latest indication that the...
  • WaPo: Obama Knew Of Russian Meddling; Did He Drop The Ball?

    06/24/2017 8:18:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 52 replies ^ | June 24, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    The Washington Post had a lengthy piece about the Obama White HouseÂ’s behind-the-scenes activities to combat the Russian meddling during the 2016 election. First, they knew about the meddling far in advance. Second, they seem to have fallen into the same decision-making process they exhibited over Syria: paralysis by analysis. There was always the fear that it would look too political. That actually mentioning the meddling might force Russian President Vladimir Putin to do something more damaging in response. Putin reportedly ordered an interference campaign, according to a highly confident assessment by our intelligence community (via WaPo):Early last August, an...
  • Trump: Obama administration knew about Russian election meddling before Nov. 8

    06/24/2017 2:59:07 AM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6/23/17 | Mandy Mayfield
    President Trump said on Twitter Friday night that the Obama administration knew about Russian meddling in the U.S. presidential election before Nov. 8 and did nothing."Just out: The Obama Administration knew far in advance of November 8th about election meddling by Russia. Did nothing about it. WHY?", Trump tweeted.The Washington Post released a report on Friday that said then-President Barack Obama was directly given information from the CIA in August of 2016 showing that Russian President Vladimir Putin gave specific instructions to his operatives to destroy the campaign of the Democratic presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton.Months after the former president was...
  • Frustrated Dems say Obama botched Russia response

    06/24/2017 1:14:41 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 79 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/23/17 | Katie Bo Williams
    Frustrated Dems say Obama botched Russia response By Katie Bo Williams - 06/23/17 05:48 PM EDT The Obama administration is under fresh scrutiny for its response to Russian meddling in the election after new details emerged this week about how the White House weighed its actions against the 2016 political environment. Then-President Obama was too cautious in the months leading up to the election, frustrated Democratic lawmakers and strategists say. “It was inadequate. I think they could have done a better job informing the American people of the extent of the attack,” said Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.), a member of...
  • Dems Stunned by Ossoff Loss in Georgia [fake satire]

    06/23/2017 4:34:28 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 16 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 25 June 2017 | John Semmens
    In an election once widely touted by Democrats as "a referendum on the Trump presidency," Democrat Jon Ossoff lost to Republican Karen Handel in Georgia's 6th congressional district race. Ossoff nearly won the race in April's open primary—garnering twice as many votes as his nearest competitor—but fell short of the 50% +1 vote majority required. Democrats were also buoyed by a five-to-one campaign spending edge and polls showing Ossoff with a comfortable lead (on the Monday before election day, Democratic polling guru Nate Silver gave Ossoff a 70% chance of winning). Some Democrats blamed Ossoff's attempt to appeal to moderates...
  • Senate announces probe of Loretta Lynch behavior in 2016 election

    06/23/2017 12:58:01 PM PDT · by Candor7 · 75 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Friday, June 23, 2017 | Stephen Dinan
    The Senate Judiciary Committee has opened a probe into former Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s efforts to shape the FBI’s investigation into 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, the committee’s chairman announced Friday. In a letter to Ms. Lynch, the committee asks her to detail the depths of her involvement in the FBI’s investigation, including whether she ever assured Clinton confidantes that the probe wouldn’t “push too deeply into the matter.
  • Vanity - Obama, Clinton, Pelosi, Schumer, self-inflict political destruction on the Democrats.

    06/23/2017 6:51:23 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 20 replies
    The failing, defeated Democrat Party needs Obama & Clinton out campaigning, like they need a hole in the head. Obama has declared he will be actively campaigning for the Democrat candidate running for Governor of Virginia. I am overjoyed, that Obama joins the other Democrat nutcases, Clinton, Pelosi & Schumer, etc., in their active quest to destroy the entire Democrat Party politically. It should be interesting to witness the impact that Obama (who singlehandedly destroyed the Democrat Party over his eight years as POTUS, on the rank and file Democrats in Virginia. The governor race in Virginia was certainly almost...
  • Democrats and Never Trumpers in Georgia-6 Denial

    06/22/2017 11:48:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Rush ^ | June 22, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: You know, it’s kind of fascinating to watch. After the special election in Georgia, the Democrats think that losing is winning. They’re out there saying this as often as they can. But the Never Trumpers, you know, I didn’t mention any names, and I’ve told you why I don’t do that. I don’t want to start distracting side shows by people thinking I’m getting into feuds with individuals. That’s not the case. So I never mention names, and it’s not because I’m trying to tease you. It’s just it doesn’t serve a purpose and it ends up being a...
  • After 4 Special Election Losses, Panic Is Setting In On The Left

    06/22/2017 7:27:22 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 126 replies ^ | Jun 22, 2017
    Jon Ossoff’s loss in Georgia’s Sixth Congressional election on Tuesday isn’t just a disappointment for liberals. It’s a bright red warning sign, a blaring siren that should alert Democrats everywhere that they will not take back Congress without a radical change in direction. It looked to some like the party could retake at least one branch in Congress in 2018 just by staying the course. “I don’t think Democrats want a new direction,” House Minority Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said on CBS Face the Nation the week after the election. But since then, Democrats have lost four straight special elections in...
  • Karen Handel victory speech

    06/21/2017 4:42:27 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jun 20, 2017 | Karen Handel
    Karen Handel's victory speech. Here it is cued to a few seconds before the best part
  • The Dems’ new midterm challenge: Replicate Ossoff's success (3 days ago)

    06/21/2017 7:26:32 PM PDT · by rhinohunter · 25 replies
    The Modesto Bee ^ | JUNE 18, 2017 | ALEX ROARTY
    MARIETTA, GA. Democrats have discovered something unexpected in Jon Ossoff, the 30-year-old first-time candidate from Georgia: a model for winning back the House majority. Now they just need to try and replicate it —
  • Democrats had the worst May fundraising since 2003

    06/21/2017 3:42:53 PM PDT · by Eyes Unclouded · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6/21/2017 | Staff
    The Democratic National Committee raised nearly $4.3 million in May, making it the organization's worst May on record for fundraising since 2003, according to newly released Federal Election Commission data. In May 2003, the Democratic group pulled in $2.7 million. Although 2017 is an off-year for fundraising, the DNC has raised between $4.5 million and $20 million every May in the nearly decade and a half since then. The low number follows another rough fundraising month in April, in which the group hauled in $4.7 million, making it the worst April of fundraising since 2009.
  • Wealthy California Liberals Fail To Buy An Election In Georgia

    06/21/2017 5:25:16 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 60 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 06/20/17 | Phillip Stucky
    Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff lost the Georgia special election Tuesday despite the fact that his campaign received unprecedented funding from the deeply liberal state of California. The young Democrat received 8.9 times as many many donors from California than from any other state in the union, including all of the totals from Georgia itself. The failed Democrat received 7,218 private donations from California residents. He benefitted from only 808 donations from inside of Georgia’s sixth congressional district. Hollywood insiders like Chelsea Handler and Georgia Takei donated to Ossoff’s campaign, and other celebrities like Jane Fonda, Sam Waterston, and Kyra Sedgwick...
  • Georgia 6th special election Live Thread

    06/20/2017 3:26:46 PM PDT · by Conserv · 1,340 replies
    eagerly awaiting results, input, comments, predictions.... and ultimately #WINNING!!
  • Data on 198M voters exposed by RNC contractor

    06/19/2017 7:32:01 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 27 replies ^ | 6/19/17 | Joe Uchill
    A data analytics contractor employed by the Republican National Committee (RNC) left databases containing information on nearly 200 million potential voters exposed to the internet without security, allowing anyone who knew where to look to download it without a password. "We take full responsibility for this situation," said the contractor, Deep Root Analytics, in a statement. The databases were part of 25 terabytes of files contained in an Amazon cloud account that could be browsed without logging in. The leaky account was discovered by researcher Chris Vickery of the security firm UpGuard. The files have since been secured. Vickery is...
  • France polls: Macron's party wins clear parliamentary majority (Marine Le Pen wins seat)

    06/18/2017 7:59:27 PM PDT · by Spiridon · 17 replies
    BBC News ^ | 6/18/2017 | BBC
    French President Emmanuel Macron's party has won a clear parliamentary majority, results show, weeks after his own presidential victory. With nearly all votes counted, his La Republique en Marche, alongside its MoDem allies, won more than 300 seats in the 577-seat National Assembly. The winning margin is lower than some expected.... .....National Front won eight seats, but it had set its sights on 15. FN leader Marine Le Pen, 48 has won a seat in parliament for the first time, representing Henin-Beaumont, a depressed former mining town in the north.....
  • BOMBSHELL: Fox News EXPOSES Obama for RIGGING Election With 4 MILLION Fraudulent Votes

    06/17/2017 10:58:44 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 54 replies
    IHTT ^ | 6/13/17 | Max Jackson
    The Democrat talking points go like this: There shouldn’t be voting ID requirements because there isn’t any measurable fraudulent voters anyway… While the media obsess over an alleged Russian conspiracy to collude with Donald Trump to affect America’s 2016 presidential election, what about Obama’s interference in the elections of other countries? Most Americans have no idea that President Obama meddled in elections all over the world. And apparently, the media decided there’s no reason for Americans to know about this illegal activity. And then there’s elections here in the US. We all knew he did it, but now there’s confirmation…...
  • Election Day 2016: How Are Votes Counted?

    06/17/2017 10:08:41 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 5 replies ^ | 11/8/16 | By Tia Ghose
    Election Day 2016: How Are Votes Counted? The candidates have been chosen, you've filled in the circles and dropped the envelope in the mailbox or ballot box, and you are now one of the millions of Americans who have cast a vote for president. But from those millions of single votes, how do election officials determine who will be the next president of the United States of America? It turns out, there may be nearly as many ways to count votes as there are voting precincts — and there are 8,000 precincts, said Edward Foley, an election expert at the...
  • Why Are We So Divided?

    06/17/2017 4:33:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 57 replies ^ | June 17, 2017 | John C. Goodman
    What do these events have in common?A deranged Bernie Sanders supporter opens fire on a group of Republican congressmen at baseball practice and would have killed them all but for the unusual presence of two Capitol Hill police officers.A version of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar features the assassination of an actor who, instead of wearing a toga, is dressed to look like Donald Trump. A comedienne for CNN appears ISIS-like, holding the image of Donald Trump’s severed head – dripping with fake blood.On college campuses throughout the country black students insist on separate, black-only graduation ceremonies and at one institution black students...
  • Putin to Oliver Stone: Obama Created a ‘Minefield’ for Trump

    06/16/2017 4:27:46 AM PDT · by markomalley · 88 replies
    Lifezette ^ | 6/16/17 | Zachary Leeman
    <p>“We did not hack the election at all,” said Russian President Vladimir Putin to “Snowden” director Oliver Stone in the fourth and final part of Showtime’s fascinating series, “The Putin Interviews.”</p> <p>The Russian leader was more fiery than ever in a conversation that took place in February of this year — after Donald Trump had been inaugurated and after conspiracy theories about Russia’s potential hacking of the presidential election became the favorite expression of upset over the election results among Democrats and the media.</p>