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  • Comey Drafted Statement Ending Clinton Investigation Months Before Interviewing Her, FBI Confirms

    10/16/2017 1:40:55 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 44 replies
    Newsweek ^ | October 16, 2017 | By Max Kutner
    In documents it released on Monday, the FBI confirmed that former FBI Director James Comey drafted a statement about the conclusion of the Hillary Clinton email investigation months before interviewing Clinton. The records show that on May 2, 2016, Comey emailed Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, general counsel James Baker and chief of staff and senior counselor James Rybicki. The subject of the email was "midyear exam," and though the email says its contents are unclassified, the body of the email is redacted in the release. The release confirms information that Senator Chuck Grassley, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and...
  • Every Excuse Hillary Clinton Has Given for Her 2016 Election Loss

    10/16/2017 11:17:03 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 50 replies
    Newsweek ^ | October 16, 2017 | By Marie Solis
    Hillary Clinton has blamed her election loss to Donald Trump on pretty much everyone and every thing — most recently telling CNN's Fareeed Zaharia that sexism kept her from shattering America's ultimate glass ceiling. It's the latest attempt by the former Secretary of State and two-time presidential loser to recast her 2016 loss, so we decided to compile all the reasons Clinton has given for why Donald Trump is sitting in the Oval Office instead of her: Sexism Barack Obama Bernie Sanders James Comey Self-Hating Women The Media Uninformed Voters Voter Suppression Russia Her Campaign Staff The Democratic National Committee...
  • Google Finds Accounts Connected to Russia Bought Election Ads

    10/09/2017 1:17:25 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 39 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 9, 2017 | By DAISUKE WAKABAYASHI
    SAN FRANCISCO — Google has found evidence that Russian agents bought ads on its wide-ranging networks in an effort to interfere with the 2016 presidential campaign. The findings from an internal inquiry draw Google further into the growing investigation of how social networks and technology services were manipulated by the Russian government to spread misinformation and sow division during the 2016 election. Using accounts believed to be connected to the Russian government, the agents purchased $4,700 worth of search ads and more traditional display ads, according to a person familiar with the company’s ongoing inquiry who was not allowed to...
  • Novelist on 2016 Election: I Was 'in This Manic Zombie/Teary/Rager Dream State'

    10/03/2017 2:09:06 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 31 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | October 3, 2017 | P.J. Gladnick
    Remember all those hilarious online liberal meltdown videos you laughed at just after the unthinkable (for them) happened on Election Day 2016? Well, good news. We are in for more such laughs provided in melodramatic literary form from novelist and yuuuge Hillary Clinton supporter, Cheryl Strayed. She tells us about her post-election meltdown that was so severe that it sent her to bed crying for an extended period  as she reveals in her Time magazine story today:
  • Periscope: Scott Adams and Snickers the Wonderdog are talking about Russian Election Tampering

    09/28/2017 2:48:59 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 2 replies
    Periscope ^ | September 28, 2017 | Scott Adams
  • Video: There's Something Wrong With Hillary

    09/22/2017 6:49:51 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 34 replies
    You Tube ^ | September 22, 2017 | Paul Joseph Watson
    Hillary Clinton is like herpes. She's painful, embarrassing, and won't go away. Herpes Hillary.
  • Allegations of Foreign Election Tampering Have Always Rung Hollow

    09/21/2017 5:44:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | September 21, 2017 | Victor Davis Hanson
    On her current book tour, Hillary Clinton is still blaming the Russians (among others) for her unexpected defeat in last year's presidential election. She remains sold on a conspiracy theory that Donald Trump successfully colluded with Russian President Vladimir Putin to rig the election in Trump's favor. But allegations that a president won an election due to foreign collusion have been lodged by losers of elections throughout history. Some of the charges may have had a kernel of truth, but it has never been proven that foreign tampering changed the outcome of an election. In 2012, then-President Barack Obama...
  • Mueller Seeks White House Documents Related to Trump’s Actions as President

    09/20/2017 12:00:34 PM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 208 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 20, 2017 | Michael S. Schmidt
    WASHINGTON — Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel, has asked the White House for documents about some of President Trump’s most scrutinized actions since taking office, including the firing of his national security adviser and F.B.I. director, according to White House officials. Mr. Mueller is also interested in an Oval Office meeting Mr. Trump had with Russian officials in which he said the dismissal of the F.B.I. director had relieved “great pressure” on him. The document requests provide the most details to date about the breadth of Mr. Mueller’s investigation, and show that several aspects of his inquiry are...
  • The party's over: Republicans and Democrats are both finished

    09/14/2017 2:01:45 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    CNBC ^ | September 14, 2017 | by Jake Novak
    Stick a fork in the Democrats and Republicans. Wednesday night's latest round of deal making between President Donald Trump and Democratic congressional leaders is the latest evidence that the major political parties have lost all semblance of real power. Never before have we seen the leadership of both major political parties so humbled. That power vacuum is currently enabling the president to act without any loyalty to his own party, while working with whomever he pleases on whatever issues he wants. It's why we have a Republican congressional leadership, headlined by a Senate Majority Leader with an 18 percent approval...
  • New Clinton book blasts Sanders for 'lasting damage' in 2016 race

    09/05/2017 10:30:04 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 48 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/5/2017 | Dan Merica
    (CNN) — Hillary Clinton casts Bernie Sanders as an unrealistic over-promiser in her new book, according to excerpts posted by a group of Clinton supporters. She said that his attacks against her during the primary caused "lasting damage" and paved the way for "(Donald) Trump's 'Crooked Hillary' campaign." Clinton, in a book that will be released September 12 entitled "What Happened," said Sanders "had to resort to innuendo and impugning my character" because the two Democrats "agreed on so much." The excerpts represent a small number of the roughly 500-page book in which Clinton reflects on her stunning loss to...
  • 'We are not his subordinates': John McCain's rallying cry to the GOP resistance

    09/01/2017 9:22:59 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 86 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 1, 2017 | Amber Phillips, The Washington Post
    "We must respect his authority and constitutional responsibilities. We must, where we can, cooperate with him. But we are not his subordinates. We don't answer to him. We answer to the American people." And with that, mark Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., down as the second Republican senator to call on his colleagues to be a bulwark against President Donald Trump. On Friday, McCain published an op-ed in The Washington Post contrasting Trump's tepid response to white supremacists in Charlottesville with his own ("There is nothing in their hate-driven racism that can match the strength of a nation conceived in liberty"),...
  • Manafort Notes From Russian Meet Contain Cryptic Reference to ‘Donations’

    08/31/2017 2:28:21 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    NBC News ^ | August 31, 2017 | by Ken Dilanian and Carol E. Lee
    WASHINGTON — Paul Manafort's notes from a controversial Trump Tower meeting with Russians during the 2016 presidential campaign included the word "donations," near a reference to the Republican National Committee, two sources briefed on the evidence told NBC News. The references, which have not been previously disclosed, elevated the significance of the June 2016 meeting for congressional investigators, who are focused on determining whether it included any discussion of donations from Russian sources to either the Trump campaign or the Republican Party.
  • Election board lists more general election votes than voters in Chicago

    08/28/2017 7:03:38 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 51 replies
    More than 14,000 votes were cast in Chicago during the 2016 general election than there were voters to cast them, based on separate figures released by the Chicago Board of Elections, the chairman of the Chicago Republican Party has reported. Chris Cleveland told the Chicago Wire that "on a whim," he filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the board, which provided him with a list of 1,101,178 people who voted in the general election. An earlier post on the board's website said that 1,115,664 votes had been cast. Chris Cleveland, chairman, Chicago Republican Party Chris Cleveland, chairman,...
  • Rachel Maddow gets that STUPID SMIRK wiped off her face by Trump's Election! MUST SEE!!

    08/23/2017 12:16:23 PM PDT · by nikos1121 · 16 replies
    I think it's time to savor and enjoy this clip again, to remind us just how awesome Trump's victory was. Maybe just maybe there are a few on this forum who have not seen this. If so, it's a must see.
  • The Very Strange Indictment of Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s IT Scammers

    08/21/2017 12:00:49 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    National Review ^ | August 21, 2017 | by ANDREW C. MCCARTHY
    Let’s say you’re a prosecutor in Washington. You are investigating a husband and wife, naturalized Americans, who you believe have scammed a federal credit union out of nearly $300,000. So . . . what’s the best evidence you could possibly have, the slam-dunk proof that their goal was to steal the money and never look back? That’s easy: One after the other, the wife and husband pulled up stakes and tried to high-tail it to Pakistan after they’d wired the funds there — the wife successfully fleeing, the husband nabbed as he was about to board his flight. The indictment...
  • Ukrainian efforts to sabotage Trump backfire

    07/11/2017 3:08:43 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 9 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 01-11-2017 | Kenneth P. Vogel
    Kiev officials are scrambling to make amends with the president-elect after quietly working to boost Clinton. Donald Trump wasn’t the only presidential candidate whose campaign was boosted by officials of a former Soviet bloc country. Ukrainian government officials tried to help Hillary Clinton and undermine Trump by publicly questioning his fitness for office. They also disseminated documents implicating a top Trump aide in corruption and suggested they were investigating the matter, only to back away after the election. And they helped Clinton’s allies research damaging information on Trump and his advisers, a Politico investigation found.
  • Bitter Clinton Supporters Try to Unseat Bernie Sanders in Senate Race

    07/07/2017 12:01:09 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    Observer ^ | July 7, 2017 | By Michael Sainato
    Vermont resident Jon Svitavsky announced on July 5 that he is challenging Sen. Bernie Sanders in his upcoming re-election in 2018. In his most recent race for re-election, Sanders won over 71 percent of the vote and the Democratic Party didn’t bother to run a candidate. In the 2016 presidential primaries, Sanders received over 86 percent of the vote in Vermont. Among the small percentage of people who voted for Hillary Clinton in the state was Svitavsky, a homeless shelter director who is beginning to receive support from other disgruntled Clinton supporters across the country. In October 2016, Politico ran...
  • Chuck Grassley and Lindsey Graham ask DOJ for all FISA warrant requests on Russian election meddling

    06/28/2017 12:07:45 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 28, 2017 | by Kelly Cohen
    Two top Republican senators are asking the Justice Department to turn over all applications by the FBI to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court regarding its investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 elections. In a letter to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe sent Tuesday and made public Wednesday, Sens. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., request "all proposed and final applications for surveillance warrants." "We are writing to request information regarding [Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act]-related actions by the FBI and the Justice Department in the course of the investigation of Russian interference in...
  • Student headed to prison for registering dead voters for Democrats

    06/26/2017 12:28:51 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 78 replies
    CBS News Local ^ | June 26, 2017
    HARRISONBURG, Va. — A man paid to register Virginia voters prior to the 2016 Presidential Election will spend at least 100 days in prison for submitting the names of deceased individuals to the Registrar’s Office. James Madison University student Andrew J. Spieles, 21, of Harrisonburg, pled guilty Monday in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia. As part of the plea agreement, Spieles agreed to a prison sentence of 100 to 120 days. Spieles worked for Harrisonburg Votes when he committed the crime, according to acting United States Attorney Rick A. Mountcastle. Harrisonburg Votes is a...
  • Senate Leaders Unveil Bill to Repeal the Affordable Care Act

    06/22/2017 8:08:08 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 54 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 22, 2017 | By ROBERT PEAR and THOMAS KAPLAN
    Senate Republicans, who have promised a repeal of the Affordable Care Act for seven years, took a major step on Thursday toward that goal, unveiling a bill to cut Medicaid deeply and end the health law’s mandate that most Americans have health insurance. The 142-page bill would create a new system of federal tax credits to help people buy health insurance, while offering states the ability to drop many of the benefits required by the Affordable Care Act, like maternity care, emergency services and mental health treatment. The Senate bill — once promised as a top-to-bottom revamp of the health...