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  • Is an AKP victory inevitable in upcoming Turkish polls? (AKP = Erdogan's party)

    04/20/2018 4:53:47 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 8 replies
    Al-Monitor ^ | April 19, 2018 | Amberin Zaman (Turkey Pulse)
    As the shock of early elections announced yesterday begins to recede, a sense of inevitability is seizing Turkey. No matter what, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will emerge victorious, or so groupthink has it. The presidential and parliamentary votes — moved forward to June 24 from their scheduled date of Nov. 3, 2019 — will be held under emergency rule, seemingly allowing Erdogan and his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) to retain their iron grip.With last month’s sale of Turkey’s last notionally independent media empire, the Dogan group, to a pro-government businessman, state control of public messaging is near absolute. Selahattin Demirtas — the charismatic...
  • Update AZ CD8

    04/20/2018 4:48:20 PM PDT · by LS · 8 replies
    @Garrett_Archer ^ | 4/20/2018 | LS
    Based on turnout, Archer thinks we are at 67% of the total turnout already (!!) R 73k (48% D 42k (21%) Ds would need every single one of the 35,000 Is to vote D for Lesko to lose now.
  • Sabah correspondent calls for caliphate (Sabah = Turkish propaganda news source)

    04/20/2018 1:27:43 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 10 replies
    Ahval ^ | Apr 20 2018 | none stated
    A Germany correspondent for Turkish pro-government newspaper Sabah has tweeted that the June election should represent the end of the Turkish republic and the beginning of a caliphate, left-nationalist OdaTV said . “95 years ago Atatürk got rid of both the Ottoman state and the caliphate with the words ‘Gentlemen, tomorrow we announce a republic’,” Martin Lejeune said on Twitter. “On June 24, the Kemalist republic will be gotten rid of, and with Allah’s blessing when the time comes the caliphate will again be born in Turkey. May Allah protect Muslims.”
  • Report: Democrats Want To Include Reparations In 2022 Platform

    04/20/2018 6:46:21 AM PDT · by blam · 63 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4-20-2018 | John Binder
    The Democratic Party is looking to include reparations in their 2022 platform, along with Medicare for all United States residents, and free higher education that is fully paid for by American taxpayers. In an exclusive report by the Washington Free Beacon, Democrats and liberal donors are pushing for an even further left agenda by 2022. That agenda was revealed during the Democracy Alliance’s latest conference called “Way to Win: 2022 Victory Party,” which featured guests such as the Democratic National Committee’s (DNC) Chairman Tom Perez, former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, and Democratic Georgia candidate for governor, Stacey Abrams. The Free...
  • Arizona special election in dead heat: poll in the Desert (ig Outlier)

    04/16/2018 5:38:11 PM PDT · by Az Joe · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/16/2018 | Lisa hagen
    The special election for an Arizona House seat is in a statistical dead heat in the final week of the race, according to a poll released on Monday. A poll from Emerson College found physician Hiral Tipirneni (D) narrowly leading with 46 percent, compared to former state Sen. Debbie Lesko (R), who is at 45 percent — well within the poll’s margin of error. Monday’s poll is an outlier and a huge swing in the direction toward Democrats, with other recent polling showing Lesko winning by double-digit margins. The latest public poll on Friday from OH Predictive Insights and ABC...
  • AZ CD8 early vote: Lesko crushing D

    04/13/2018 11:04:57 AM PDT · by LS · 43 replies
    Arizona Votes Home Page ^ | 4/13/2018 | LS
    This is the special election for Trent Franks' seat, with Debbie Lesko the R. Some 6k early/absentee votes came in today, bringing the total to 128,000: R 65,520 (48.7%) D 35,392 (29.6%) I 29,772 (23.2%) Hearing that the lead is slightly widening. See
  • Liberals Announce Plan to Crush Normal Americans in a New “Civil War”

    04/08/2018 9:59:54 PM PDT · by lowbuck · 76 replies
    Townhall ^ | 9 April 2018 | Kurt Schlichter
    Tech titan Jack Dorsey of San Francisco-based social media platform Twitter applauded an article in something called Medium in which some other hipster CEO described how liberals intend to crush Normal Americans into serfdom in a bloodless “civil war.” Here it is. Ready? It will just sort of happen. Why? Because. Americans will simply decide to be like California because of reasons and phew, no more troublesome conservatives and Gaia is saved! . . . snip The liberal plan for civil war does not take into account how prosperous states like Texas went hard right in the 90s and show...
  • Hungary's Viktor Orban wins re-election, gets super majority

    04/08/2018 3:30:18 PM PDT · by george76 · 80 replies
    ap ^ | 4/8/2018 | PABLO GORONDI
    Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban easily won a third consecutive term Sunday and his Fidesz party was poised to regain its super majority in parliament, according to preliminary results from the country's election. With 84.7 percent of the votes counted, Fidesz and its small ally, the Christian Democrat party, had secured 133 of the 199 seats in the legislature, the minimum needed for a two-thirds majority. The right-wing nationalist Jobbik party placed second with 26 seats, while a Socialist-led, left-wing coalition ran third with 20.
  • Loss For Brussels: Landslide Triumph As Anti-Globalist, Anti-Soros Orban Wins Third Term In Hungary

    04/08/2018 6:09:48 PM PDT · by blam · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4-8-2018 | Jack Montgomery
    Hungary’s conservative-populist premier Viktor Orbán has won a third term in office in a landslide election victory. With the votes counted, Europe Elects is sharing stats which show Fidesz, the party founded by Prime Minister Orbán while he was a young anti-Communist dissident, has won not merely a decisive majority but an outright super-majority, along with minor allied parties — allowing changes to the national constitution. Far-right nationalist party Jobbik came in second place, but leader Gábor Vona has resigned from the party which he has headed since 2006, having promised to do so if he failed to achieve a...
  • 100,000 California teenagers are now pre-registered to vote

    04/07/2018 7:48:17 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 42 replies
    LA Times ^ | 4-7-18 | John Myers
    California's effort to get 16- and 17-year-olds to pre-register to vote has now enlisted 100,000 teenagers, according to information released on Friday by Secretary of State Alex Padilla. “This is a big milestone,” Padilla said. “I’m optimistic it’s going to translate into action at the ballot box.” The program, which began in the fall of 2016, automatically activates the teen’s registration at age 18. State officials reported that more than 10% of the total number of pre-registrations have come in just the last few weeks. Padilla said there’s been a noticeable uptick in teenagers signing up following the mass shooting...
  • Liberals Can't Get Over 2016

    04/04/2018 10:47:16 PM PDT · by lowbuck · 70 replies
    Townhall ^ | 5 April 2018 | Derek Hunter
    There’s a scene in the movie Airplane 2 where a man is testifying about how Robert Hays’ character was impacted by “the war,” in particular one devastating battle. After a hilarious exchange, the lawyer asks, “Over Macho Grande?” “No, I don’t think I’ll ever get over Macho Grande,” the witness responds. It’s a recurring joke throughout the movie, and it reminds me of Democrats and the 2016 election. We’re now into the second year of the presidency of Donald Trump and liberals are still entertaining conspiracy theories about how it happened. The 1947 Roswell UFO crash of liberal election conspiracies,...

    04/04/2018 9:27:56 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 17 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | April 4,2018 | Drudge
  • What's Cynthia Nixon's Strategy to Unseat Cuomo?

    04/03/2018 8:21:09 PM PDT · by tom h · 27 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 3, 2018 | Andrew Malcolm
    Clearly, much of the country is consumed by a mounting wave of fascination with the budding candidacy of Cynthia Nixon, the Sex and the City star who says she’s challenging incumbent Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York in the September Democratic primary. Hardly anyone cares. Our Jazz Shaw is from New York, so he has an excuse for this interest. He’s written about Nixon’s candidacy (boy, that phrase brings back stale memories from the 70’s, doesn’t it?). Here, he examined CNN’s developing fascination with her challenge. And here he wrote about her dismal opening poll numbers. What intrigues us is...
  • Ms. McCabe, Andrew Did Not Separate Himself From Your VA Senate Run, He Used His FBI Email To...

    04/03/2018 11:56:23 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies ^ | April 3, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Full Title: Ms. McCabe, Andrew Did Not Separate Himself From Your VA Senate Run, He Used His FBI Email To Campaign For You Andrew McCabe was fired hours before he would’ve collected a multi-million pension from FBI, where he served as deputy director. It was abundantly clear that Mr. McCabe had to go—and this wasn’t from the Trump White House. Sure, President Trump made McCabe to be a boogeyman, but the smoking gun was not in the Oval Office, it was the FBI’s own Office of Professional Responsibility, which recommended McCabe get the axe. The reason: lying to investigators and...
  • Insufferable: Politico Ventured Into Clinton Country for 72 Hours (snip)

    04/02/2018 7:35:02 PM PDT · by lowbuck · 24 replies
    Townhall ^ | 2 April 2018 | Matt Vespa
    As some media outlets venture out of the liberal bubble to get a flavor of Trump Country, what about the Acela Corridor? What about Clinton Country? What’s changed in this deep-blue slice of America since the 2016 election? Well, Adam Wren, an editor with Indianapolis Monthly, wrote a lengthy piece for Politico about his 72 hours in Clinton land and found pretty much that nothing has changed. These voters still love Clinton, they hate Trump, and nothing he can do could change their minds. Oh, and they turned out to be the insufferable snobs we all thought they were, many...
  • Russia Scandal: Did Obama Tutor Hillary Clinton In Electoral Conspiracy 101?

    03/31/2018 7:35:03 AM PDT · by Entrepreneur · 22 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 3/14/2018 | IBD
    Trump Dossier: With each new revelation, a picture of the Russian scandal emerges: Not only were Hillary Clinton's campaign and the Democratic National Committee up to their necks in collusion with Russians to undermine then-candidate Donald Trump, but President Obama was in on the action, too. Is this where collusion becomes conspiracy?
  • %0 Ways to lose an Election by Hillary Clinton

    03/28/2018 10:10:12 AM PDT · by detective · 12 replies
    To the tune of 50 Ways to lose your Lover: 50 ways to lose the election Blame the Russian hack, Jack. The leaks from wiki, Mickey Blame it on the DNC. It couldn’t be me. Blame it on Barack, Jacques Blame it on Bernie, Ernie. Blame the backward folks you see. It couldn’t be me. Blame it on the net, Chet. Blame on the web, Deb. Blame the TV, Lee. It couldn’t be me. Blame it on the men, Glenn. Blame it on their wives, Clive. Blame it on NBC. It couldn’t be me. Blame it on the right, Dwight....
  • Did Facebook Break The Law To Help Obama Win In 2012?

    03/28/2018 7:16:26 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 45 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | IBD Editorial Board
    Elections: Facebook now faces myriad legal actions for its apparent misuse of private data on its members. But one possible legal problem that isn't getting any attention involves whether Facebook (FB) made, and the Obama campaign accepted, illegal "in-kind" contributions to Obama's 2012 re-election effort. As we noted earlier, the Obama campaign's use of Facebook data dwarfed anything Trump did. Cambridge Analytica purchased data from an academic, who gathered it in 2014 through an app that said the data would only be used for academic purposes. There's no question that was misleading. But by the time the general election rolled...
  • ‘Roseanne’ returns with a political message for 2018

    03/28/2018 4:41:47 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 62 replies ^ | 3/28/18 | Kate Feldman
    President Trump was as important a character in the premiere of the “Roseanne” revival as John Goodman. More than 20 years after the working-class sitcom went off the air, the show returned with the original cast and modern politics. A supersized, hour-long premiere Tuesday night finds sisters Roseanne Conner (Roseanne Barr) and Jackie Harris (Laurie Metcalf) at odds over their voting histories. “What’s up, deplorable?” says Jackie, decked out in a “Nasty Woman” sweatshirt and pussyhat, in her first on-screen appearance.

    03/27/2018 4:03:23 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 48 replies ^ | 10/16/17 | Marie Solis
    Hillary Clinton has blamed her election loss to Donald Trump on pretty much everyone and everything, most recently telling CNN's Fareed Zakaria that sexism kept her from shattering America's ultimate glass ceiling.