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  • Support for anti-immigration Sweden Democrats grows ahead of Swedish election

    05/23/2018 10:15:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies ^ | 23 May 2018 14:46 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    The Sweden Democrats, a far-right and anti-immigration party, have gained momentum and are close behind the nation’s two other largest parties ahead of the September 9th general election, according to a survey on Wednesday. Published by the daily Dagens Nyheter (DN), the Ipsos poll confirmed the Sweden Democrats’ soaring popularity in recent months and the decline in support for the leading Social Democrats, which has lost one-fourth of its voters since the 2014 election. With 20 percent in support, according to Ipsos, the far-right group is gaining on the conservative Moderates (22 percent) and is now only four points behind...
  • (2016) Obstruction of Justice Haunts Hillary’s Future

    05/23/2018 7:30:48 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 9/08/16 | DEROY MURDOCK
    Like a trio of famished buzzards, three ugly words have started to circle over Hillary Clinton: obstruction of justice. After reviewing the FBI’s recently released E-mailgate files, House Government Oversight Committee chairman Jason Chaffetz (R., Utah) on Tuesday wrote U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Channing Phillips. “The Committee identified a sequence of events that may amount to obstruction of justice and destruction of evidence by Secretary Clinton and her employees and contractors, including her attorneys, employees of Platte River Networks,” and others, Chaffetz explained. He then asked Phillips to investigate Clinton and company for possibly violating 18 U.S....
  • From Blue Wave to Blue Trickle to Blue Gurgle

    05/23/2018 5:17:56 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 14 replies
    amgreatness ^ | 05/23/2018 | Ned Ryun
    Something funny is happening with the much-hyped “blue wave” on the way to the fall midterms. That wave of Democratic candidates that is supposed to sweep away the Republican majority in the U.S. House of Representatives? The one that the press and pundits have been predicting for months? One would almost think the steady narrative of a blue wave is an attempt at psychological warfare by the mainstream media and the Left in hopes of depressing Republican donors and voters into thinking the outcome is a foregone conclusion. But that narrative is completely detached from reality. The numbers now tell...
  • The Democrat Party is Collapsing in on Itself

    05/23/2018 5:00:35 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 25 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Today’s Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) Tired of all this Winning yet? – Investors Business Daily reports that the median U.S. household income has now hit an all-time high of more than $61,000, and that President Donald Trump (I still never tire of typing those three words) is getting credit for it from the public. Cool. It’s where all the Clinton-era bodies are buried. – A big sinkhole has opened up on the White House grounds. Life comes at you fast, Democrats. – In a Campaign Update barely 10 days ago I told you we would start seeing...
  • A Civil War Looming for Democrats...but not what you think.

    05/23/2018 2:55:36 AM PDT · by beachn4fun · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 23, 2018 | Me
    Progressives are overwhelmingly beating their more moderate primary opponents and uncertainty remains around the Democratic Party’s ability to retake the House in November.
  • Primaries, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, thread..Please show me some attention

    05/22/2018 4:51:39 PM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 64 replies
    Primary day in Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky & Texas is underway...results flowing in from Georgia & Kentucky.
  • Turkish crash has already begun, says economist

    05/22/2018 10:17:05 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 12 replies
    Ahval (Events) ^ | May 21 2018 | none stated
    There has been little room for optimism in recent predictions on Turkey’s economy, but even among pessimistic company, one strategist’s comments on Turkey to Swiss newspaper Neue Zürcher Zeitung came off as bleak. Turkey has already entered an economic crisis and can expect a “massive” fall in the value of the Turkish lira by the period after the June 24 elections “at the latest,” Turkish daily Cumhuriyet quoted economist Russell Napier as saying. After years of steady decline, the lira’s fall has accelerated sharply in recent weeks, repeatedly hitting record lows against the dollar and leading losses in emerging markets...
  • RO Election Advice [Ft Worth]

    05/22/2018 6:50:16 AM PDT · by fwdude · 7 replies
    Self | 05/22/18 | fwdude
    I pretty much trust FReeper information over a lot of other sources, so wanted to get your opinions in today's runoffs for my region. Plus, with such a varied membership, I thought I could plug into some first hand knowledge on the few candidates up for election. County Tax Assessor-Collector (Unexpired Term) Wendy Burgess Mike Snyder I know Snyder has the name recognition as a news anchor, but what is his world view? Don't know much about Burgess. Any thoughts and reasons to vote either way? I have very little resources for finding out about judgeships. I know these are...
  • If Democrats win the House

    05/22/2018 5:49:25 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 27 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 05/22/2018 | Laura Barron-Lopez
    It’s January 2019 and President Trump is entering his third year in office. Nancy Pelosi is speaker of the House again and one of the first items on the agenda is oversight. The California Democrat is leading a large House Democratic caucus newly ascendant to the majority after nearly a decade in the wilderness. They want answers. They want to know what Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is doing to public schools, they want to know what Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is doing to public lands, they want to know how EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is spending taxpayer dollars. And most...
  • Breaking! DOJ Will Turn Over Requested Classified Documents To Congress After Trump Meeting

    05/21/2018 3:06:57 PM PDT · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 213 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 21, 2018 | Cristina Laila
    President Donald Trump held a meeting at the White House today with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Chris Wray. ~~~ President Trump has had enough of the stonewalling and took matters into his own hands Monday.
  • Dianne Feinstein: The Justice department is not an arm of the White House

    05/21/2018 12:50:08 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 102 replies | 5/21/18 | Dianne Feinstein
    The Justice Department is not an arm of the White House. The Justice Department is independent and serves the American people. Its job is to follow the facts and the law. Law enforcement investigations must be initiated and carried out free from political interference.
  • Young People Keep Marching After Parkland, This Time to Register to Vote

    05/20/2018 1:00:04 PM PDT · by Blue House Sue · 46 replies
    New York Times ^ | 5/20/18 | Michael Tackett and Rachel Shorey
    WASHINGTON — The pace of new voter registrations among young people in crucial states is accelerating, a signal that school shootings this year — and the anger and political organizing in their wake — may prove to be more than ephemeral displays of activism. They could even help shape the outcome of the midterm elections. If voters in their teens and 20s vote in greater numbers than usual, as many promised during nationwide marches for gun control this spring, the groundswell could affect close races in key states like Arizona and Florida, where there will be competitive races for governor,...
  • Venezuela's Maduro eyes second term despite economic crisis

    05/20/2018 1:07:49 PM PDT · by RedMonqey · 28 replies
    AFP ^ | 20 MAY 2018 | Gianrigo Marletta
    Venezuelans, reeling under a devastating economic crisis, began voting Sunday in an election boycotted by the opposition and condemned by much of the international community but expected to hand deeply unpopular President Nicolas Maduro a new mandate. Maduro, the political heir to the late leftist firebrand Hugo Chavez, has presided over an implosion of once wealthy oil producer Venezuela's economy since taking office in 2013. Hyperinflation, food and medicine shortages, rising crime and broken water, power and transportation networks have sparked violent unrest, and left Maduro with a 75-percent disapproval rating.
  • California's jungle primary isn't working. We need election reform 2.0

    05/19/2018 11:23:11 AM PDT · by Conserv · 16 replies
    Is the latimes getting worried that a Republican or 2 might win in Calfornia?
  • Post-Schneiderman: The Perfect Storm for a GOP Victory in New York’s AG Race?

    05/19/2018 5:43:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | May 19, 2018 | Fred Lucas
    New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman was the leader of the #Resistance legal strategy, focused seemingly more on litigating against President Donald Trump’s policies than representing the interest of his state. He was using the job to build a national platform. And why not? Two of the last three Democratic governors—Eliot Spitzer and Andrew Cuomo—were high profile attorneys general, using it as a springboard for bigger ambitions. Schneiderman, after resigning last week in disgrace, will never reach those ambitions. Four women accused him of physical abuse. Schneiderman resigned just hours after the allegations he denied were made.The massive scandal that represents much of what...
  • Four Judges Confirmed This Week

    05/19/2018 4:17:49 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 20 replies
    This will be a weekly post. Count is now at 39.
  • President Trump’s Destroying the Federal Government As We Know It: Rebuilding May be Impossible

    05/18/2018 11:31:53 AM PDT · by ethom · 104 replies
    Find Climate Answers ^ | May 16, 2018 | Heather Digby Parton
    Trump is draining the swamp —Rebuilding government may be impossible In the 2013 novel “A Delicate Truth,” John le Carré presents the “deep state” as a moneyed, cultured élite — the “non-governmental insiders from banking, industry, and commerce” whose access to information allows them to rule in secret. Trump’s conception is quite different. A real-estate baron, Trump is at war with the clerks — the apparatchiks who, he claims, are seeking to nullify the election by denying the prerogatives of his Administration. This attack on “bureaucracy” is really an attack on the State Department, the intelligence community and ordinary bureaucrats...
  • Democrats Could Face Midterm ‘Catastrophe’ in California

    05/18/2018 8:07:33 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 30 replies
    brietbart ^ | 05/18/2018 | Joel B Pollak
    Democrats had been counting on victories in at least half a dozen California congressional districts to bring them closer to the 24 needed to take control of the U.S. House of Representatives. Republicans only hold 14 seats in the Golden State, and Hillary Clinton won many of those districts in the 2016 election. But a combination of factors — including an excess of Democratic contenders, and a surge in Republican enthusiasm — could thwart those plans. California has a unique primary system called the “top two” or “jungle” primary, under which every voter can vote for any candidates, and the...
  • Big Blue Bellyflop: Democratic Advantage in Generic Ballot Survey Hits Historic New Low (-4)

    05/17/2018 12:32:27 PM PDT · by ethom · 79 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 May 2018 | John Nolte
    For the very first time since April of last year, when Real Clear Politics first started monitoring averages, the Democrat advantage in the generic ballot has dipped below 5 percent. As of right now, the trend is with the GOP and President Trump has only started to make his case to turn out his base in November. Moreover, Democrats have no issue to run on — no ideas, unless you count Russia! Russia! Russia! Impeach! Impeach! Impeach! Stormy! Stormy! Stormy! As Trump begins to remind voters that a House takeover by Democrats will almost certainly result in a futile and...
  • Vanity - "Blue Wave, Blue Wave go away, Return on a far, far, future day"!!!

    05/17/2018 7:32:54 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 12 replies
    We have now witnessed eight (8) Mid-Term elections in North Carolina, Ohio, Indiana, West Virginia, Oregon, Idaho, Pennsylvania & Nebraska. Prior to these first series of primaries, we were informed by the Democrat, Blue Wave, Mainstream Media, the Democrat Pundits, the Democrat Pollsters that the House of Representatives would be won by the Democrat Party in November. This input was pounded non-stop day after day, until these primaries were held. After that, only silence, not a word from these usual Democrat voices. Of the eight primaries held, the Trump Republicans did exceedingly well in all but one, Democrat, nutcase, left-wing,...