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  • As Donald Trump Pushes Conspiracy Theories, Right-Wing Media Gets Its Wish

    05/25/2016 4:56:03 AM PDT · by McGruff · 40 replies
    NY Times ^ | MAY 25, 2016 | JONATHAN MARTIN
    Ever since talk radio, cable news and the Internet emerged in the 1990s as potent political forces on the right, Republicans have used those media to attack their opponents through a now-familiar two-step. Political operatives would secretly place damaging information with friendly outlets like The Drudge Report and Fox News and with radio hosts like Rush Limbaugh — and then they would work to get the same information absorbed into the mainstream media. Candidates themselves would avoid being seen slinging mud, if possible, so as to avoid coming across as undignified or desperate.
  • Matthews on New Mexico Trump Protesters: ‘I Don’t Think They’re That Violent’

    05/25/2016 4:56:01 AM PDT · by detective · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 May 2016 | Ian Hanchett
    On Wednesday, MSNBC’s “Hardball” host Chris Matthews stated of the unrest outside presumptive GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump’s rally in New Mexico, “I don’t think they’re that violent.” Matthews said, while talking to Albuquerque Police Officer Tanner Tixier “I don’t see violence yet. I did see that police car with the windshield smashed. I’ve heard about other incidents of violence — low-key violence so far.”
  • Donald Trump is going to win: This is why Hillary Clinton can’t defeat what Trump represents

    05/24/2016 3:43:43 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 58 replies
    Salon.com ^ | May 24,2016 | Anis Shivani
    The neofascist reaction, the force behind Trump, has come about because of the extreme disembeddedness of the economy from social relations. The neoliberal economy has become pure abstraction; as has the market, as has the state, there is no reality to any of these things the way we have classically understood them. Americans, like people everywhere rising up against neoliberal globalization (in Britain, for example, this takes the form of Brexit, or exit from the European Union), want a return of social relations, or embeddedness, to the economy.
  • Video suggests Barbara Boxer really wasn't afraid of Sanders supporters

    05/23/2016 3:24:00 PM PDT · by ciparis · 18 replies
    A video has surfaced that is putting doubt on Senator Barbara Boxer’s claims that she feared for her safety while at the Nevada State Convention. During her contentious speech, Sanders delegates loudly booed her as she stood defiantly at the podium. Her response to Sanders delegates can only be described as arrogant. A video of that verbal assault has already circulated the internet. Not until five days after the convention did another video go viral: A video of Boxer walking casually from the podium, blowing sarcastic kisses to the Sanders delegates. As the video ends. Boxer throws up her left...
  • Brexit campaign leadership dominated by climate skeptics

    05/23/2016 10:17:55 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    EurActiv ^ | May 24, 2016 | James Crisp
    Leading figures in the Vote Leave referendum campaign to take Britain out of the EU have links to a controversial climate-skeptic think tank and question the science behind global warming. The group’s three leaders, Boris Johnson, Michael Gove and figurehead Lord Nigel Lawson, have cast doubt over man-made climate change, which is backed by most of the world’s credible experts.Lawson founded the Global Warming Policy Foundation in 2009 and is a noted climate skeptic. Both the foundation, which broke UK Charity Commission rules for anti-climate bias, and Vote Leave share rich donors. Gove — who tried to stop climate change...
  • Unethical journalism: Couric alters words of VCDL members

    05/23/2016 12:44:21 PM PDT · by RKBA Democrat · 50 replies
    Virginia Citizens Defense League Alert ^ | 5-23-16 | Philip Van Cleave
    “Creative” editing by Katie Couric, who must have graduated from the Joseph Goebbels School of Journalism, has intentionally and significantly changed the response of VCDL members in a new video called “Under the Gun” - and I have PROOF. VCDL APPROACHED TO BE PART OF A “DOCUMENTARY” I received an email in March of 2015 from Kristin Lazure, a producer for Atlas Films, asking if VCDL would be part of "a documentary about the gun violence prevention movement in America.” In the email, Kristin said, "Some of the storylines we're exploring include the legislative process on the federal and state...
  • Win Or Lose, A Third Party Run Would Be Mitt Romney’s Greatest Legacy [NeverTrump]

    05/23/2016 10:08:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 64 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | May 23, 2016 | Jamie Weinstein
    Mitt Romney may be the #NeverTrump movement’s last chance for a third party bid. Anti-Trump conservatives have so far been unsuccessful in recruiting a candidate to mount a third party run against Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Gen. James Mattis said no thanks. Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse said he is too busy raising his children to run for president. Former Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn said he is not interested.
  • Bernie Loses His Halo

    05/23/2016 6:50:48 AM PDT · by detective · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | May 23, 2016 | Bill Scher
    s the left turning on its darling, Bernie Sanders? On Friday, Netroots titan Markos Moulitsas, namesake of the liberal Daily Kos, dropped a rhetorical bomb on the Bern, blaming the candidate for doing too little to denounce death threats received by the Nevada Democratic Party after Sanders’ state convention delegates complained they had received unfair treatment. “The problem isn't Bernie Sanders' supporters,” Moulitsas wrote. “It's Bernie Sanders himself … [He] refuses to forcefully and unambiguously reject that violence, instead rationalizing and explaining it away with a mix of grievances and outright conspiracy theory.” Actually, Sanders hasn’t lost much support among...
  • Donald Trump denies climate change--but fears it could hurt his golf course

    05/23/2016 8:12:51 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 51 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 23, 2016 | By Rebecca Shabad
    Donald Trump has said he doesn't believe in man-made climate change and has called global warming a "hoax," but he's trying to protect a golf course he owns on the coast of Ireland from its effects. The presumptive GOP nominee applied for a permit to build a seawall next to Trump International Golf Links & Hotel Ireland in County Clare to prevent erosion, according to Politico. His application included an environmental impact statement that explicitly mentions "global warming and its effects." According to Politico's report, that statement says that rising sea levels in that region could accelerate erosion. The statement...
  • Why all the Hillary haters?

    05/23/2016 7:22:12 AM PDT · by Mariner · 104 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | May 23rd, 2015 | By Jack Ohman
    In this year of political rage, one aspect that baffles me somewhat is the absolute, electrified, apoplectic, blurred-vision hatred of Hillary Clinton. Nor do I get the similar outrage expressed about President Barack Obama, who in Comment Section World makes Donald Trump look like a lovable Disney character. I can only ascribe this Rage Against the Clinton Machine to misogyny. Yeah. I said it (send enraged emails to my boss, Dan Morain at dmorain@sacbee.com). Looking back on political figures, I can truly say that there are only a handful of people I could really get vein-popping angry about. â–Ş Sarah...
  • Obama Braces for Donald Trump Questions From World Leaders

    05/22/2016 8:13:21 PM PDT · by Innovative · 51 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 22, 2016 | GARDINER HARRIS
    Officially, the top world leaders who gather Thursday at the Group of 7 summit meeting will talk about shared concerns, like global trade or the Islamic State. But their private discussions are likely to cover a topic that is not on the agenda: Donald J. Trump. President Obama now hears questions in his meetings with world leaders about whether Mr. Trump has a realistic shot at becoming president. For months, Mr. Obama has answered those questions with an emphatic “no.” But this week’s summit meeting in Japan is the first among major allies since Mr. Trump moved decisively toward securing...
  • Michelle Fields joins The Huffington Post, to cover Trump

    05/22/2016 6:28:05 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 70 replies
    politico ^ | 5-22-16 | HADAS GOLD
    The Huffington Post has hired former Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields, the site announced on Sunday. Fields will be on the political team covering presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump, an interesting position for Fields considering her history with the campaign. In March, Fields, who was then working for Breitbart, (FALSELY) accused Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski of forcefully grabbing her out of the way after she tried to ask Trump a question during an event in Florida. When the campaign initially denied the event took place and called Fields "delusional", Fields filed a police report which led to battery charges against...
  • Salon’s Todd Nickerson on Pedophilia: ‘I’m Not a Monster’

    05/22/2016 10:57:33 AM PDT · by Morgana · 66 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 18, 2016 | Mike Ma
    Salon writer Todd Nickerson has released a video in which he admits his love for a 5-year-old girl and why he thinks it’s justified. The three minute video begins with Nickerson describing how he first fell in love with a child he babysat when he was 18. “I remember looking up and just seeing her and just going… ‘Wow, she’s beautiful,'” Nickerson explains. “I knew I was in deep, I had fallen for the girl.” He goes on to explain that he never hurt the girl. Todd mentions that a lot of his fantasies revolve around young girls that are...
  • Why 'Antidumping' Tariffs Should Be Dumped

    05/22/2016 10:35:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 105 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 22, 2016 | Jeff Jacoby
    China produces more than 820 million tons of steel per year, of which about 100 million tons are exported and sold at a discount overseas. Only about 3 percent of those exports go to the United States, but American steel producers bristle at the competition. So in keeping with the time-honored practice of the US steel industry — "the backbone of American manufacturing," as it proudly calls itself — domestic producers are rising to the challenge.Are they doing so by making their operations more efficient? By improving the quality of the steel they sell? By cutting their prices to maintain market...
  • “Stanford douchebags” ruining San Francisco?

    01/30/2015 5:09:21 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 45 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | January 29, 2015 | Beth Spotswood
    Author, founder of Salon.com, and Bernal Heights resident David Talbot recently made a speech at Stanford which was then published in 48HillsOnline.com decrying “Stanford douchebags”, gentrification, and Mayor Ed Lee. Talbot’s strong words for Stanford students have struck a chord up north in San Francisco, and his speech is rapidly going viral.
  • Univision Promotes ‘Make America Mexico Again’

    05/22/2016 3:03:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 22, 2016 | Daniel Garza
    Univision’s May 19, 2016 edition of its late-night national news show Edición Nocturna featured a completely favorable story about drug legalization activist Jerónimo Saldańa, the creator and vendor of baseball caps that are stamped with the slogan “Make America Mexico Again.” Saldańa says he was inspired to start making and selling the hats after first seeing one on the Latino Rebels Facebook page and because, as he puts it, he just flat-out doesn’t like Trump. Surprising nobody, in its report Univision included no critical or opposing views against the hat. Not only did Univision give Saldańa their platform to promote...
  • Domenech: Beck, Erickson ‘Useful Idiots,’ ‘They Are Stupid and Both Men Should Be Ashamed’

    05/22/2016 2:47:07 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 24 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 22 May 2016
    Ben Domenech, publisher of The Federalist, calls Glenn Beck and Erick Erickson “useful idiots” regarding their defense of Facebook and its CEO Mark Zuckerberg. From The Federalist: Glenn Beck and Erick Erickson have both written pieces in response to this week’s meeting with Facebook – Beck as someone who attended, Erick as someone who didn’t. Both suggest the same thing about the conservative relationship with Facebook: that criticizing the corporate entity for its obvious bias in its news curation is an act of hypocrisy and nothing more than a Jesse Jackson-style shakedown. These are the complaints of useful idiots. They...
  • Hillary: Trump's Candidacy Poses A Danger To America

    05/22/2016 2:06:36 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 94 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 22,2016 | Pam Key
    Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton said presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s candidacy “poses immediate dangers” to America.
  • Former White House Reporter: Media 'Happy to Be Managed' by Obama

    05/22/2016 2:39:14 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 21, 2016 | 4:53 PM EDT | Tim Graham
    Retired USA Today White House reporter Richard Benedetto penned an op-ed for The Wall Street Journal on Friday titled “How Obama Gets Away With It.” He suggested “Usually when an incumbent president is leaving office and a slew of candidates are battling for his job, that departing chief executive’s record is a major campaign issue.” But Obama’s record in office is not an issue. Obviously, one reason is the Republican establishment didn’t want Obama to be an issue, which is why they moved to take any budget fight with Obama off the table for the rest of his presidency. …
  • Democrats’ demons: reason to fear convention chaos

    05/22/2016 1:36:42 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 34 replies
    NY Post ^ | 19 May, 2016 | Seth Lipsky
    The Democratic warhorse Dianne Feinstein is warning that Bernie Sanders’ campaign against Hillary Clinton could turn the party’s convention in Philadelphia into the kind of disaster that erupted in Chicago in 1968. “It worries me a great deal,” she tells CNN. I can understand why. I was there. Covering the Democrats’ 1968 convention for one of America’s greatest newspapers, the Anniston (Ala.) Star, I saw a bitterly divided party, riven by the Vietnam War and Jim Crow, met with violence in the streets. The convention finally handed up, in Vice President Hubert Humphrey, one of the finest liberals in history....
  • Untold Damage: America’s Overlooked Gun Violence

    05/22/2016 4:36:00 PM PDT · by golux · 53 replies
    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/23/us/americas-overlooked-gun-violence.html?_r=0 ^ | 16.05.22 | SHARON LaFRANIERE, DANIELA PORAT and AGUSTIN ARMENDARIZ
    Unlike the butchery that bookended it, it merited no presidential statements, no saturation television coverage. But what took place at 6101 Prentice Street on Aug. 21 may say more about the nature of gun violence in the United States than any of those far more famous rampages. It is a snapshot of a different sort of mass violence — one that erupts with such anesthetic regularity that it is rendered almost invisible, except to the mostly black victims, survivors and attackers (...) “Clearly, if it’s black-on-black, we don’t get the same attention because most people don’t identify with that. Most...
  • Hillary Clinton Warns Against Treating Donald Trump as ‘Normal’ Candidate

    05/22/2016 3:18:17 PM PDT · by Innovative · 67 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 22, 2016 | AMY CHOZICK
    Continuing to treat a victory over Senator Bernie Sanders as a fait accompli, Hillary Clinton on Sunday questioned Donald J. Trump’s business record and assailed his ideas, warning that the coming weeks represented a critical period in which, if left unchallenged, Mr. Trump could “normalize himself” as he seeks to broaden his support.
  • Primed To Fight The Government - WaPo hit piece

    05/21/2016 6:23:07 PM PDT · by Little Pig · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 5/21/2016 | Kevin Sullivan
    REDMOND, Ore. — B.J. Soper took aim with his AR-15 semiautomatic rifle and fired a dozen shots at a human silhouette target. Soper’s wife and their 16-year-old daughter practiced drawing pistols. Then Soper helped his 4-year-old daughter, in pink sneakers and a ponytail, work on her marksmanship with a .22-caliber rifle. Deep in the heart of a vast U.S. military training ground, surrounded by spent shotgun shells and juniper trees blasted to shreds, the Central Oregon Constitutional Guard was conducting its weekly firearms training. “The intent is to be able to work together and defend ourselves if we need to,”...
  • Podesta: 'Trump Is Simply Too Big of a Risk'

    05/03/2016 8:13:34 PM PDT · by Milhous · 101 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 10:20 PM, May 03, 2016 | Daniel Halper
    The chairman of the Hillary Clinton campaign, John Podesta, has released a statement framing the general election match-up. “Fundamentally, our next president will need to do two things: keep our nation safe in a dangerous world and help working families get ahead here at home. Donald Trump is not prepared to do either," Podesta's statement reads. "Throughout this campaign, Donald Trump has demonstrated that he's too divisive and lacks the temperament to lead our nation and the free world. With so much at stake, Donald Trump is simply too big of a risk.
  • NRA is now almost entirely a pro-Republican group, spending more money than ever(T)

    05/21/2016 8:56:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 45 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | 5/19/2016 | Mike Spies Sarah Ryley
    For four decades, the National Rifle Association has pumped millions of dollars into federal elections, supporting both Republican and Democratic candidates who voted in accordance with the gun group’s strict view of the Second Amendment. That era is over. During the last federal election cycle, in 2014, the gun group’s spending on behalf of Democrats dwindled to virtually nothing, even as its overall election-related spending soared to more than $32 million, an analysis by the Daily News and The Trace found.
  • GOP Senator Bob Bennett Apologized to Muslims for Trump While on Deathbed

    05/19/2016 9:51:27 AM PDT · by LCrane · 67 replies
    NBC News ^ | 5/19/16 | Frank Thorp
    In the final days of his life, former Utah Republican Senator Bob Bennett turned to his son and asked him, "Are there any Muslims in this hospital?" "I said, 'Yes, dad, I'm sure there are.'" Jim said of the conversation, which was first reported by the Daily Beast. "And he was very emotional and said, 'I want to go up to every single one of them and apologize, I want to go up to every single one of them and tell them how grateful I am that they are in this country and apologize on behalf of the Republican Party...
  • Republican senator spent the end of his life apologizing to Muslims for Trump

    05/19/2016 4:08:29 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 144 replies
    MSN ^ | 5/19/2016 | Catherine Garcia
    Before he died May 4 from complications stemming from pancreatic cancer and a stroke, former GOP Sen. Bob Bennett of Utah asked his wife, Joyce, and son, Jim, if there were any Muslims in his hospital. If so, he wanted to "go up to every single one of them to thank them for being in this country, and apologize to them on behalf of the Republican Party for Donald Trump." Joyce and Jim Bennett shared this story with The Daily Beast, as well as other tales involving his disgust with "Donald Trump's xenophobia" and proposal to ban Muslims from...
  • ESPN Panel Incensed That Native Americans Too Dumb to Be Offended by Redskins

    05/20/2016 7:02:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 46 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 5/19/2016 | Bruce Bookter
    The Washington Post released a poll on Thursday, which showed that 90% of Native Americans do not take offense to the word, Redskins. The sports media responded to this poll by apologizing for decades of fear-mongering, race-baiting, and trying to make a national crisis out of something that is not even a crisis in the Indian community. Just kidding. They freaked out. On ESPN’s Around the Horn, host Tony Reali asked his panel whether or not the fact that the supposedly offended Native Americans, being not so offended, changed their views on the issue? Spoiler alert: it didn’t:
  • Noam Chomsky predicted the rise of Donald Trump six years ago

    05/20/2016 6:51:31 AM PDT · by Mariner · 36 replies
    Salon ^ | May 20th, 2016 | Jake Johnson, AlterNet
    In an interview with Chris Hedges in 2010, Noam Chomsky, the world-renowned linguist and dissident intellectual, remarked that he has “never seen anything like this.” By this, he meant the state of American society, relative to the time in which he was raised — the Depression years — and to the tumultuous state of Europe during that same period. “It is very similar to late Weimar Germany,” Chomsky said. “The parallels are striking. There was also tremendous disillusionment with the parliamentary system. The most striking fact about Weimar was not that the Nazis managed to destroy the Social Democrats and...
  • Tom Brokaw to Ole Miss Grads: More Guns Mean More Homegrown Terror

    05/20/2016 8:53:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 69 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/19/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    During a May 14 commencement address to Old Miss graduates, retired news anchor and journalist Tom Brokaw said, “more guns … will mean more homegrown acts of terror.” Tom Brokaw lamented the continuing expansion of gun ownership and the success of gun rights organizations that support that expansion. According to The Commercial Appeal, Brokaw referenced the homicide rate in Democrat-run Memphis, Tennessee, then said: I’m appalled by the determination of organizations and individuals to arm more people without any appreciation of the consequence of evermore lethal weapons in our midst. More guns and more firearm tolerance will mean more homegrown...
  • Clinton rape accuser blasts 'biased' NBC anchor

    05/20/2016 7:10:37 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 36 replies
    WMD ^ | May 19, 2016 | Bob Unruh
    Juanita Broaddrick: Network's correspondent 'Lisa Myers actually warned me about Andrea' Mitchell First, GOP presumptive presidential candidate Donald Trump ripped away the “philandering husband” façade from Bill Clinton, publicly charging on Fox News’ “Hannity” on Wednesday that the former president committed “rape.” Then, on the same day, the victim, Juanita Broaddrick, described for the first time – in a WND exclusive sit-down interview conducted in Broaddrick’s Arkansas home – exactly how the alleged 1978 sexual assault had deeply and permanently scarred her life throughout the intervening decades. And Broaddrick mentioned something else: Of all mainstream journalists, the one she spoke...
  • WaPo writes article admiring Elizabeth Warren's bony arms

    05/20/2016 9:11:48 AM PDT · by LCrane · 29 replies
    Newsmachete.com ^ | 5/20/16 | Newsmachete
    The Washington Post just published an article full of admiration of Elizabeth Warren's exposed arms. Seriously. her sleeves are always rolled up — literally and metaphorically. She is ready to get her hands dirty. If her jacket sleeves are not cropped, then they are folded back. In her own tailored, jewel-tone way, Warren has adopted the traditional aesthetic of male politicians, who signal their intention to move from abstract policy promises into frank, regular-folk talk by removing their suit jackets and rolling up their shirt sleeves. Warren traffics in empathy, but she doesn’t need to remove her jacket to make...
  • What Would It Take for Donald Trump to Deport 11 Million and Build a Wall?

    05/20/2016 8:39:08 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 145 replies
    The New York Times ^ | MAY 19, 2016 | JULIA PRESTON, ALAN RAPPEPORT and MATT RICHTEL
    He has said that the wall would be built from precast concrete and steel and that it could be 50 feet tall, if not higher. After calling for it to extend across the entire 2,000-mile southern border, he more recently said half that length could be sufficient because of natural barriers. He has pegged the cost at $4 billion to $12 billion, most recently settling on around $10b. Some see that as low. “There’s a lot of logistics involved in this, and I don’t know how thoroughly they’ve thought it out,” said Todd Sternfeld, chief executive of Superior Concrete, a...
  • FOX NEWS POLL: Trump tops Clinton in head-to-head matchup, both seen as deeply flawed candidates

    05/18/2016 3:02:32 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 49 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | 5/18/16 | Dana Blanton
    Donald Trump tops Hillary Clinton in a hypothetical head-to-head matchup, according to a new Fox News Poll that also finds majorities of voters feel both frontrunners lack strong moral values and will say anything to get elected. Trump has a 45-42 percent edge over Clinton, if the presidential election were held today. That’s within the poll’s margin of sampling error. Last month, Clinton was up by 48-41 percent (April 2016).
  • This is how fascism comes to America(not burn-eee)

    05/19/2016 9:54:57 AM PDT · by rktman · 55 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 5/18/2016 | Robert Kagan
    The Republican Party’s attempt to treat Donald Trump as a normal political candidate would be laughable were it not so perilous to the republic. If only he would mouth the party’s “conservative” principles, all would be well. But of course the entire Trump phenomenon has nothing to do with policy or ideology. It has nothing to do with the Republican Party, either, except in its historic role as incubator of this singular threat to our democracy. Trump has transcended the party that produced him. His growing army of supporters no longer cares about the party. Because it did not immediately...
  • Andrea Mitchell says Clinton rape accuser 'discredited' (video at source)

    05/19/2016 10:10:48 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 65 replies
    daily caller ^ | 5-19-16 | chuck ross
    NBC News’ Andrea Mitchell said on Thursday that Juanita Broaddrick, the woman who accused Bill Clinton of raping her in a Little Rock hotel room in 1978, is “discredited.” Appearing on “The Today Show,” Mitchell aired a segment about Donald Trump’s comments during an interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity Wednesday night in which he brought up rape allegations against the former president. “In one case, it’s about exposure,” Hannity said in the interview. “In another case, it’s about groping and fondling and touching against a woman’s will.” “And rape,” Trump interjected. Broaddrick came out publicly in 1999 with claims...
  • The One Man Who Could Stop Donald Trump (Curly's crazy control of the GOP rulebook)

    05/18/2016 11:59:57 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 42 replies
    Politico ^ | May 9, 2016 | EricTrickey
    Curly Haugland loves the rules..... North Dakota’s top Republican gadfly, its rule-mongering crank, its official state pain in the ass. On the national GOP’s standing rules committee, he’s been the pedantic curmudgeon, the stubborn speed bump who for years has raised points of order only to watch establishment Republicans stampede over him. ... Haugland has become one of the most dangerous men in politics: He’s the mainstream GOP’s last hope to deny Donald Trump the Republican nomination in Cleveland. It would take a miracle—and almost certainly lead to a historic split in the party—but there is still a way, buried...
  • SJC sides with teens in global warming fight State not fulfilling its obligations

    05/18/2016 12:03:36 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 21 replies
    bostonherald. ^ | Wednesday, May 18, 2016 | Bob McGovern
    Four Massachusetts teens who say they were sick of watching the state drag its feet on global warming went to court — and yesterday came away with a historic victory that could have lasting effects for decades. The Supreme Judicial Court has sided with Olivia Gieger and Shamus Miller of Wellesley High School, and Isabel Kain and James Coakley of Boston Latin School — high school kids who sued the Department of Environmental Protection. The court agreed with them that the state has failed to fulfill its legal obligation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. “It’s so surreal. I always 
believed...
  • The Mind of Donald Trump

    05/18/2016 11:25:25 AM PDT · by Reeses · 26 replies
    The Atlantic Magazine ^ | May 18, 2016 | Dan P. McAdams
    A Psychologist Analyzes Donald Trump's Personality ...rambling psychobabble...Summary: Who, really, is Donald Trump? What’s behind the actor’s mask? I can discern little more than narcissistic motivations and a complementary personal narrative about winning at any cost. It is as if Trump has invested so much of himself in developing and refining his socially dominant role that he has nothing left over to create a meaningful story for his life, or for the nation. It is always Donald Trump playing Donald Trump, fighting to win, but never knowing why.
  • Ivanka Trump responds to "disturbing" accusations about her father

    05/18/2016 6:30:06 AM PDT · by McGruff · 37 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 18, 2016
    The New York Times' front-page exposé of Donald Trump's comments and alleged behavior toward women has brought new scrutiny in recent days, but one powerful woman is standing up for him. Speaking both "in the capacity as a daughter and... as an executive who's worked alongside of him" for over a decade, Ivanka Trump defended her father, calling the latest accusations "disturbing," reports "CBS This Morning" co-host Norah O'Donnell. Ivanka Trump dismissed the charges, claiming that facts had been created to "reinforce" a "strong thesis" and that the facts would eventually "speak for themselves."
  • Ivanka Trump "bothered" by NYT story on her father (fires back in CBS interview)

    05/18/2016 8:39:00 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 30 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 18, 2016, 7:05 AM
    She spoke to Norah O'Donnell at Trump Tower, pushing back against latest accusations
  • MSNBC Host Accuses Tea Party Organizer of Including People who Want to 'Kill Blacks and Jews'

    03/02/2010 3:59:34 PM PST · by Rufus2007 · 51 replies · 1,606+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | March 2, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    You almost need a flak jacket to go on an MSNBC show these days - at least judging by the rapid fire attacks displayed on the March 2 "The Dylan Ratigan Show." Either host Dylan Ratigan was trying to play to MSNBC's rabid liberal audience or he really has it in for the Tea Party movement based on some exaggerated notion it is nothing but hate and fear mongers. In an interview with Mark Williams, a conservative talk radio host and sometimes spokesman for the Tea Party Express, Ratigan asked Williams what he was doing to separate his legitimate effort...
  • New York Times getting nervous polls that show Hillary leading might be wrong

    05/17/2016 2:54:33 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 52 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/17/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Gray Lady losing confidence in horrible, corrupt, shrill, dishonest, inept lady. Look, I don’t blame the New York Times one bit. If I was in the tank for a candidate as inept as Hillary Clinton, I’d be nervous too. It’s bad enough that she might lose. Anyone who looks at Hillary honestly can see what a horrible candidate she is. Of course she might lose. But how bad would it be if she lost to Donald Trump, even after the media did everything it could to paint him as some sort of a cross between Hitler, Gordon Gekko and Alfred...
  • Hillary Clinton Memo: Ellen Willing To Use Her Show To ‘Promote’ Hillary’s ‘Agenda’

    05/17/2016 1:41:53 PM PDT · by detective · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 May 2016 | Aaron Klein
    A draft media policy memo requested by Hillary Clinton recommended that the State Department utilize “Specialty Media” to get its foreign policy message across, a newly released State Department email reveals. The 2009 memo urged Clinton to use her star power and singled out shows including Oprah, Ellen, The View, and others to be used to “amplify and deliver messages that advance policymaking.” The memo stated that Ellen DeGeneres is “a big supporter of Hillary Clinton and is willing to use her platform to help promote the agenda of the new Secretary of State."
  • Most Americans want the government to pay for health care, poll says

    05/17/2016 12:21:48 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 62 replies
    Newsy, via WPXI ^ | May 17, 2016 | Grant Suneson
    A new Gallup Poll shows most Americans want the government to take on a bigger role in health care. More than 1,500 people from across the country were surveyed, and 58 percent favor replacing the provisions set up by the Affordable Care Act with a federally funded health care program. The ACA, or Obamacare, lets Americans buy insurance through the federal government, but the survey shows most citizens want the government to just pay for everything, or at least that’s what they’re saying now. In recent years, Americans have waffled on whether the government should pay their medical bills. Polls...
  • Ben Rhodes Isn't a Master Manipulator, the Media Wants to be Manipulated

    05/13/2016 4:43:41 AM PDT · by detective · 14 replies
    Front Page ^ | Daniel Greenfield | May 12, 2016
    The mediasphere is boiling after the New York Times ran a piece on Ben Rhodes, Obama's foreign policy guru, a failed writer who openly boasted about manipulating the media. It was full of quotes like this... Rhodes singled out a key example to me one day, laced with the brutal contempt that is a hallmark of his private utterances. “All these newspapers used to have foreign bureaus,” he said. “Now they don’t. They call us to explain to them what’s happening in Moscow and Cairo. Most of the outlets are reporting on world events from Washington. The average reporter we...
  • Google´s extraordinary access to Obama revealed as White House visitor logs show 128 meeting

    05/17/2016 11:51:09 AM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/17/16 | Geoff Earle
    When top White House officials want to know what Google executives are thinking, they don´t need to go near a computer – since company officials have been hovering at the White House about once a week through the course of the Obama administration, White House logs reveal. The tech giant´s top lobbyist, Johanna Shelton, has visited the White House a total of 128 times since President Obama got elected in 2009. (Snip) According the data, she visited more than the lobbyists for five other tech giants combined. In fact, she visited the White House 40 percent more often than her
  • Poll: Clinton holds slim national lead over Trump

    05/17/2016 7:39:34 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 42 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 17 May 2016 | Hannah Hartig, John Lapinski and Stephanie Psyllos
    Over the past couple of weeks, Donald Trump has become the presumptive Republican nominee and Hillary Clinton continues to inch closer to the magic number of delegates she needs to lock up the Democratic contest. Clinton continues to lead Bernie Sanders in our national tracking poll (she is up by 14 points in this week’s results). Attention is now rapidly moving to the hypothetical match-up between the leading candidates with an emphasis on a Clinton and Trump contest. In this week’s poll, Americans are nearly split between their choice of Trump or Clinton; her margin over Trump narrows from 5...
  • Megyn Kelly's first interview with Donald Trump, tonight on Fox

    05/17/2016 6:59:57 AM PDT · by Java4Jay · 65 replies
    Anchor and journalist Megyn Kelly's first interview with Donald Trump will air on Fox tonight.
  • Here's how Hillary Clinton's allies plan to go after Trump

    05/16/2016 7:46:42 PM PDT · by Innovative · 48 replies
    Politico ^ | May 16, 2016 | Gabriel Debenedetti
    "The fact of the matter is knowledge about Donald Trump is a mile wide and an inch deep," Guy Cecil says. The coming ad assault against Donald Trump from pro-Hillary Clinton super PAC Priorities USA Action is likely to drill a three-pronged message deep into the minds of swing state voters, if the group’s leaders have their way. The three central tenets of the message will be that the real estate investor is a divisive character, that he’s too dangerous to vote for, and that he’s a con man, Priorities’ chief strategist Guy Cecil explained to POLITICO on Monday —...