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  • The Sordid History of the Firm Behind the Trump-Russia Dossier

    01/12/2017 9:15:04 AM PST · by Yashcheritsiy · 30 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Jan 12, 2017 | Mark Hemingway
    Thursday's New York Times has a report on how the highly suspicious dossier alleging that Donald Trump was compromised by Russian intelligence agents came into existence. Among the other interesting revelations was that the dubious opposition research report was put together by the research firm Fusion GPS: The story began in September 2015, when a wealthy Republican donor who strongly opposed Mr. Trump put up the money to hire a Washington research firm run by former journalists, Fusion GPS, to compile a dossier about the real estate magnate's past scandals and weaknesses, according to a person familiar with the effort....
  • Politico Goes Full Chart to Hype Trump-Russia Fake News

    03/10/2017 8:03:25 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 6 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | March 10, 2017 | P.J. Gladnick
    When reading the series of charts containing a weird labyrinth of rather tenuous connections published in the March/April edition of Politico Magazine, it is hard not to channel Inspector Jacques Clouseau trying to connect the unrelated dots to make the case that was always far off the mark. The Politico dots on the series of seven elaborate charts are chock full of oligarchs, both Russian and Ukrainian, a beauty contest, a mixed martial artist, a dossier that no one has seen, a couple of Russian energy giants not to be confused with a regular Russian oil company, and, to top it off,...
  • Politico Hails Democrat Performance in Special Elections Despite No Net Change

    03/06/2017 8:01:06 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 13 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | March 6, 2017 | P.J. Gladnick
    Woo! Hoo! In the nine special state legislative elections since the biggest upset in political history last November the Democrats have made no net gains. Aren't you impressed by their fantastic performance? No? Then you are probably normal. Yet Politico takes this fact in their March 5 article by Gabriel Debenedetti and acts like it is some sort of great victory portending great things for the Democrats in the future.  You won't know whether to laugh or yawn while reading Politico going into desperate feel-good overdrive hyping the Democrats based on incredibly thin gruel:
  • NY Times, LA Times, Politico and CNN blocked from a White House Media gaggle or Briefing

    02/24/2017 4:18:16 PM PST · by Wiz-Nerd · 23 replies
    news672 Youtube Channel ^ | 02/24/2017 | Youtube Video At Link
    No information in the body . This is HILARIOUS!! I can't stop laughing at the CNN reporter's reactions to not getting invited to the "gaggle". Especially at the 13 min. mark.
  • Donald Trump Bars CNN, NYT, LAT, Politico From White House Briefing

    02/24/2017 11:39:34 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 87 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | February 24, 2017 | Lisa de Moraes
    Shortly after President Donald Trump vowed to “do something” about the “cunning” media who he once again called “the enemy” of the American people, CNN announced on air it had been barred from today’s White House briefing. CNN reports New York Times, Los Angles Times, and Politico also were told they were not on the White House list, for today’s off-camera briefing. Breitbart, Fox News, Washington Times, and One America News Network were among those given entry, CNN reported. Today’s off-camera gaggle is distinct from the on-camera White House Press Briefing led by Press Secretary Sean Spicer, which is not...
  • Trump isn't adjusting well to life in the White House — he's reportedly experiencing 'cabin fever'

    02/19/2017 9:36:07 PM PST · by Rennes Templar · 117 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Feb. 19, 2017 | jeremy Berke
    President Donald Trump reportedly isn't adjusting well to life in the White House after his first month in office. That's according to Axios' Mike Allen's latest newsletter, in which he writes that a Trump adviser told him the president is experiencing "cabin fever" in the White House. Trump is reportedly experiencing headaches and frustration that he can't spend his evenings dining at restaurants like he could around Trump Tower in his old neighborhood in New York City. Trump's campaign-style rally in Melbourne, Florida, on Saturday — during which he castigated the news media and mentioned a nonexistent incident in Sweden...
  • Historians rank Obama 12th best president in new survey [Major Barf Alert]

    02/18/2017 7:24:29 PM PST · by Boomer · 94 replies
    Fox News Politics ^ | February 18, 2017 | FNC Staff
    C-SPAN released a survey Friday that asked historians to rank past presidents and former-President Obama was voted the country's 12th best, right behind Woodrow Wilson and in front of James Monroe. Historians were asked to essentially grade the presidents on items like “public persuasion” and “moral authority.” Politico reported that Obama rated high in the category of “equal justice for all,” but received low marks for his relationship with Congress.
  • "Echo chamber ..." Democrats want to Impeach Trump

    01/25/2017 7:58:20 AM PST · by TakebackGOP · 54 replies
    Mark Levin's Facebook ^ | 1/25/2017 | Mark Levin
    "As I said some time ago, Democrats hope to impeach Trump if they take the House in 2018: https://www.conservativereview.com/commentary/2016/11/levin-mark-my-words-the-dems-are-plotting-right-now-to-impeach-trump And then there is this yesterday: http://www.politico.com/story/2017/01/hugh-hewitt-trump-constitution-234137 Regardless, I am certain the Democrat/media/Hollywood/academia goal is to drive Trump from office."
  • The Clintons are hatching a plan for their comeback

    01/24/2017 4:14:59 PM PST · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 76 replies
    NY Post.com ^ | 1/23/17 | Daniel Halper
    The Clintons are already plotting their comeback, a new report details. Hillary Clinton is looking for a path to return to the political fray, as both she and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, examine how the former secretary of state suffered the most surprising, epic political defeat in recent memory, Politico reports. “Despite the grave disappointment, resilience is in the Clintons’ DNA. So, while I certainly don’t expect to see them trying to assert their authority, I think there will be natural and welcome opportunities for them to engage,” said Mack McLarty, Bill Clinton’s former chief of staff.
  • Time for a Look Back at Buzzfeed Ben Smith’s Biggest Fail

    01/13/2017 4:19:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 13, 2017 | Jack Cashill
    See also: Ben Smith and the Memory Hole. Buzzfeed editor Ben Smith has had a rough week. As the man who decided to publish the “secret dossier” about Donald Trump’s alleged hijinks in Moscow, he has suffered the ultimate indignity of having even MSNBC call him out for publishing fake news. Earlier he sent a note to Buzzfeed staff explaining his decision. “Our presumption is to be transparent in our journalism and to share what we have with our readers,” he wrote. “We have always erred on the side of publishing.” If true, Ben Smith has come a long way...
  • Politico: 'Trump’s Twitter Feed Traumatizes Washington'

    01/07/2017 6:28:24 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 96 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | January 6, 2017 | P.J. Gladnick
    Eeek! Official Washington is being traumatized by the tweets of Donald Trump.Politico has chronicled the pearl clutching concern by the inside the beltway types over Trump's tweets. It seems Trump speaking directly to the people via Twitter is causing a crises among politicians and lobbyists who just don't know how to handle it as reflected in the article title, Trump’s Twitter feed traumatizes Washington.
  • Trump's driver's license casts doubt on height claims

    12/24/2016 7:26:32 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 86 replies
    POLITICO ^ | December 23, 2016 | Darren Samuelsohn
    Donald Trump and his doctor claim he’s 6-foot-3, but his New York driver’s license says he’s actually an inch shorter. A copy of Trump’s license, obtained by POLITICO through an open-records request, lists the president-elect at 6-foot-2.
  • Stop the Presses: Politico Hypes 1-Inch Height Discrepancy in Trump's Driver's License

    12/23/2016 8:08:31 PM PST · by Kaslin · 104 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | December 23, 2016 | Tom Blumer
    Fear not for the future of investigative journalism. Rest assured that the folks at the Politico have poured significant journalistic resources into such efforts, delving into many all-important matters relating to Donald Trump and his new administration. Why, on Friday, its Darren Samuelsohn reported that Donald Trump's 2012 driver's license says he's 6'2" inches tall, while The Donald and one of his doctors say that he's 6'3". Perhaps the left expects an impeachment panel to convene over this shocking discrepancy during the first week after Trump is inaugurated, or maybe even an election do-over. One searches in vain for any...
  • Covering Politics in a "post-truth" America

    12/21/2016 6:44:22 AM PST · by dirtboy · 21 replies
    Brookings ^ | December 2, 2016 | Susan B. Glasser
    Journalism has never been better, thanks to these last few decades of disruption. So why does it seem to matter so little? Reflections on the media in the age of Trump. For the last two decades, the rules of political reporting have been blown up. And I’ve cheered at every step along the way. Not for me the mourning over the dismantling of the old order, all those lamentations about the lost golden era of print newspapers thudding on doorsteps and the sage evening news anchors reporting back to the nation on their White House briefings. Because, let’s face it:...
  • Politico Fires Ioffe for Vulgar Tweet About Trump; He’s (expltive) His Daughter or Shirking Laws

    12/14/2016 9:56:11 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 27 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 12-14-2016 | Chris Houck
    Politico, hate,Late Wednesday afternoon, Politico fired, “effective immediately,” foreign policy contributor Julia Ioffe for a vulgar tweet suggesting that President-elect Donald Trump may be committing incest with daughter Ivanka. It came in light of reports the Trump daughter would occupy the First Lady’s office in her father’s White House, which Trump spokesmen denied.   The decision came just prior to her official departure to The Atlantic. Ioffe has since repeatedly apologized for her offensive statement and deleted the tweet in question.... In an e-mail obtained by The Washington Post’s Erik Wemple and others, Politico Editor-in-Chief John Harris and Editor Carrie Budoff...
  • Politico Fires Writer After She Suggests Trump Is Having Sex With Ivanka

    12/14/2016 4:07:31 PM PST · by blueyon · 78 replies
    TheDailyCaller ^ | 12/14/16 | Alex Pfeiffer
    UPDATE: Shortly after this report was published Politico contacted The Daily Caller to say: “This tweet is completely unacceptable and is an obvious violation of POLITICO standards. Julia Ioffe is no longer with the publication.” Ioffe is joining The Atlantic in January but this tweet accelerated the timeline of her departure from Politico “immediately,” according to a Politico source. Julia Ioffe, a former contributing writer for Politico Magazine who will be joining The Atlantic as a reporter in January, suggested Wednesday on Twitter that President-elect Donald Trump is having sex with his daughter Ivanka.
  • Politico reveals: Arrogance and incompetence - not Russians - doomed Hillary’s campaign

    12/14/2016 10:35:08 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 24 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/14/16 | Robert Laurie
    Denial, excuses, and deflection... As the boss wrote this morning, Democrats are mired in denial about the 2016 election. Since nothing is ever Hillary Clinton’s fault (she’s always the victim, don’t you know) they need someone or something to blame for her spectacular implosion. They’ve tried to pin it on racism, sexism, bigotry, homophobia, voter fraud, and the FBI, all to no avail. Nothing seems to stick. So now they seem to have settled on “Russian hackers.” The theory is that Russia hacked the DNC, revealed information about Hillary Clinton, and that swayed the public’s opinion. To put that argument...
  • New York Times Hires Reporter Who Sent Stories To Clinton Staffers For Approval

    12/12/2016 9:54:45 AM PST · by george76 · 16 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/12/2016 | Alex Pfeiffer
    Politico’s Glenn Thrush, who was exposed in WikiLeaks emails sending stories to Hillary Clinton staffers before publication, will be joining the New York Times to cover the White House, The Huffington Post reported Monday. “We’re thrilled that Glenn Thrush is joining The Times,” Elisabeth Bumiller, The New York Times’ Washington bureau chief, told The Huffington Post. “He’s a premier political journalist, a master of breaking news and long-form story telling and a stellar addition to our White House team.” While Bumiller described Thrush as a “premier political journalist,” in one email to Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta, Thrush chose...
  • Politico editor resigns after calling for 'baseball bat' attacks on white nationalist leader

    11/22/2016 5:10:04 PM PST · by Libloather · 38 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/22/16 | David Martosko
    Politico editor resigns after calling for 'baseball bat' attacks on white nationalist leader – and posting his home address on Facebook The national editor of Politico's weekly news magazine resigned his position on Tuesday after he came under fire for advocating baseball-bat attacks on a white supremacist leader – and publishing the address of the man's two homes. Michael Hirsh stepped down just hours after writing on Twitter that Americans should 'stop whining about Richard B. Spencer,' whom he called a 'Nazi,' and exercise your rights as decent Americans.' 'Here are his home addresses,' Hirsh added, providing one in Montana...
  • Trump appoints Michael Flynn as national security adviser: report

    11/17/2016 2:09:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | November 17, 2016 | Chris Sommerfeldt
    President-elect Donald Trump has tapped retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn to become his national security adviser, a source with knowledge of the matter has revealed. The source told NBC Wednesday evening that Trump had settled on Flynn, who was also being considered for the secretary of defense post. The Daily News could not independently confirm the report, and the Trump campaign did not immediately return a request for comment. Earlier in the evening, Trump spokesman Jason Miller said the President-elect had met with Flynn and added he would make a "fantastic addition" to the team. "He has been a companion...
  • Politico Reporter Gets Caught AGAIN Sending A Story To A Clinton Staffer For Approval

    11/03/2016 10:26:05 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 5 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/03/2016 | alex pfeiffer
    For the second time in less than a month Politico chief political correspondent Glenn Thrush has been caught sending stories to Hillary Clinton staffers for approval. Thrush sent an email to Clinton communications director Jennifer Palmieri on April 17, 2015 with the subject line: “pls read asap — the [Jennifer Palmieri] bits — don’t share.” This was revealed in Thursday’s WikiLeaks release of Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta’s emails. It is included in Podesta’s emails as Palmieri shared the email with several other Clinton staffers, including campaign manager Robby Mook and Podesta. The eight paragraphs that Thrush sent Palmieri were...
  • Jeanine Pirro defends Clinton on FBI review announcement

    10/30/2016 10:35:22 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 118 replies
    Politico | 10/30/16 | Rebecca Morin
    In an opening statement on her show "Justice with Judge Jeanine," Pirro said the announcement Friday by FBI Director James Comey that the bureau will review newly found emails in connection with Clinton's private email server "disgraces and politicizes the FBI and is symptomatic of all that is wrong in Washington."
  • WikiLeaks poisons Hillary’s relationship with left

    10/23/2016 6:01:54 PM PDT · by GilGil · 18 replies
    Politico ^ | October 21, 2016 | By Kenneth P. Vogel
    LAS VEGAS — Donald Trump is pointing to a stream of hacked emails as proof that Hillary Clinton would be a compromised president, but a surprising number of progressives are drawing similar conclusions — albeit for totally different reasons. Some of the left’s most influential voices and groups are taking offense at the way they and their causes were discussed behind their backs by Clinton and some of her closest advisers in the emails, which swipe liberal heroes and causes as “puritanical,” “pompous”, “naive”, “radical” and “dumb,” calling some “freaks,” who need to “get a life.”
  • Podesta Email - Glen Thrush Politico, clears story with Podesta "Please don't tell anyone"

    10/20/2016 9:14:33 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 3 replies
    OTR: No problems here On Apr 30, 2015 3:00 PM, "Glenn Thrush" wrote: > No worries Because I have become a hack I will send u the whole section that pertains to u Please don't share or tell anyone I did this Tell me if I fucked up anything Insiders expressed confidence in Dennis Cheng, the campaign’s relatively unknown campaign finance director, whose selection was seen as a signal the campaign was avoiding another mistake of ’08: The empowering of celebrity donors who crowded out the younger, more aggressive bundlers who helped power Barack Obama’s money machine. Yet in recent...
  • Rigged Media: Politico’s Chief Political Correspondent Glenn Thrush Identifies Himself (truncated)

    10/17/2016 6:03:17 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 18 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | Oct 17 2016 | Dustin Stockton
    lenn Thrush, the chief political correspondent for Politico, told John Podesta that he was a “hack” for sending an entire section of an article pertaining to Podesta for approval before publication. To conceal his lack of journalistic integrity, Thrush asks Podesta to “Please don’t share or tell anyone I did this.”
  • Hillary’s not corrupt; she’s just stupid and incompetent

    10/04/2016 8:19:14 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 49 replies
    Bookwormroom.com ^ | 10-3-2016 | Bookworm
    A friend who really wants to persuade me that Hillary is an honest woman who is being defamed by a whacked-out, jacked-up, vast Right Wing conspiracy, sent me an article from Politico Magazine purporting to explain the “real” story behind Hillary’s server, her emails, and all those BlackBerry’s and laptops. It is a masterpiece of dissimulation that avoids any mention of pay-for-play, BleachBit, immunization deals, people without security clearance having access to materials that were manifestly classified, lies to the American people and, of course, all the laws that Hillary directly violated. According to the article, Hillary is a naif,...
  • Call Them Propagandists

    09/26/2016 10:24:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 16, 2016 | J. Robert Smith
    Question: If a reporter isn’t committed to ferreting out the truth, wherever that truth leads; if “adversarial” applies to only to one side and not the other (in fact, the other side, in varying degrees, is being aided and abetted), is the reporter practicing journalism? Obvious answer: No. The reporter isn’t reporting, and journalism is merely a ruse. What’s being undertaken is propaganda. No exaggeration. Propaganda, it is, and mainstream media practitioners are “propagandists.” It’s high time to brand both as such and make it stick. So you’re thinking this is much adieu about nothing. Generally, the public has been...
  • Politico's Grunwald Denies Jonathan Gruber was Obamacare Architect

    09/13/2016 6:22:30 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 7 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | September 13, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    Verily I say unto thee, That this day, even in this night, before the cock crow twice, thou shalt deny me thrice. ---Mark 14:30 If Donald Trump said it, then it must be false. That seems to be the philosophy of many liberals, including Politico senior staff writer Michael Grunwald. In this case, Trump correctly described Jonathan Gruber as the architect of Obamacare in a speech today in Des Moines, Iowa. Gruber was once embraced by liberals and was praised by them many times over and over and over again as the "architect of Obamacare." However, ever since November 2014 when video...
  • Politico Accidentally Reveals Hillary Only Pretending to Oppose TPP

    08/30/2016 11:39:46 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 14 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 30, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    Jonathan Chait, you are absolutely right. Last October, Chait wrote in New York magazine that "Hillary Clinton Pretends to Oppose Pacific Trade Deal." And as further proof of Hillary Clinton's pretense on this issue, we have verification today from Politico in an article written by Doug Palmer. Of course, Palmer wanted the readers to believe that Hillary was really really sincere in her supposed opposition to the Trans Pacific Partnership. Unfortunately for him a line buried in his story overturned his premise about Donald Trump and Hillary being equally opposed (snicker!) to the TPP. So let us now join Palmer...
  • What if Trump won't accept defeat?

    08/23/2016 7:44:30 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 75 replies
    Politico ^ | August 22, 2016 | Eli Stokols
    As their nominee unravels, Republicans worry where his scorched-earth, rigged-election rhetoric leads the GOP and the country. Donald Trump is on track to lose in November and to refuse to accept the legitimacy of that Election Day result. That’s a problem not just for Hillary Clinton but for both political parties and the country. For everyone, really, other than Donald Trump. By hiring Breitbart News’ Steve Bannon, a media provocateur in his own image, and accepting the resignation of the man who was supposed to professionalize him, Trump is signaling the final 78 days of his presidential campaign will be...
  • Wikileaks drops bombshell on relationship between Politico and the DNC

    07/25/2016 10:12:01 AM PDT · by detective · 53 replies
    twitter ^ | 25 Jul 2016
    Now it looks like the #DNC was WRITING articles for @politico #DemsInPhilly #Wikileaks #DNCleak #DNCLeaks
  • Politico Admits ‘Mistake’ In Sending DNC An Article In Advance

    07/25/2016 6:06:58 AM PDT · by orchestra · 43 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 7/24/2016 | Michael Calderone
    NEW YORK ― Politico acknowledged Sunday that it was a “mistake” for one of its top reporters to send the Democratic National Committee an advance copy of an article while emphasizing there were no substantive changes made to the piece prior to publication. A May 2 article by Politico’s Ken Vogel and Isaac Arnsdorf ― “Clinton fundraising leaves little for state parties” ― has come under scrutiny since WikiLeaks published over 19,000 internal DNC emails on Friday. In an April 29 email thread, DNC national press secretary Mark Paustenbach shared Vogel’s detailed questions with others working to coordinate a response...
  • Leaked emails reveal Politico reporter made 'agreement' to send advanced Clinton story to DNC

    07/22/2016 1:37:58 PM PDT · by God luvs America · 56 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 7/22/2016 | Oliver Darcy
    An influential reporter at Politico made an apparent "agreement" with the Democratic National Committee to let it review a story about Hillary Clinton's fundraising machine before it was submitted to his editors, leaked emails published by WikiLeaks on Friday revealed. Reporter Kenneth Vogel sent an advanced copy of his story to DNC national press secretary Mark Paustenbach in late April. The email's subject line read: "per agreement ... any thoughts appreciated."
  • Trump claims the prize

    07/22/2016 5:53:20 AM PDT · by NotchJohnson · 4 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/21/16 | Shane Goldmacher
    CLEVELAND — Exactly 350 days after Donald Trump stood in Quicken Loans Arena at the first presidential debate and refused to endorse the eventual Republican nominee if it wasn't him, he accepted that same Republican Party’s nomination — and vowed to keep winning all the way to the White House. In the biggest address of his unlikely, divisive and meteoric political career, Trump on Thursday night sought to bring together a party that he helped fracture in an ugly primary that left divisions that were apparent all the way through a tumultuous four days in Cleveland. Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2016/07/rnc-2016-donald-trump-speech-225982#ixzz4F8qAgKU6
  • Lynch to Dallas protesters: ‘Do not be discouraged’ (Are you freaking kidding me????)

    07/09/2016 10:38:16 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 32 replies
    Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Friday encouraged protesters not to allow the “heinous violence” that occurred in Dallas to silence their “important” voices. Five police officers died and seven more were wounded in an ambush during a peaceful rally in Dallas on Thursday to protest the deaths of black men in Louisiana and Minnesota who were shot dead by police this week. Two civilians were also injured Thursday. Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2016/07/loretta-lynch-dallas-shooting-225296#ixzz4Dvzh6afV Follow us: @politico on Twitter | Politico on Facebook
  • Hillary Rips Trump For Not Correcting Obama Muslim Question, But...

    07/07/2016 6:13:21 AM PDT · by Jess Kitting · 27 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2015/9/18 | Christian Datoc
    Hillary Rips Trump For Not Correcting Obama Muslim Question, But Her 2008 Obama Smearing Was Even Worse Hillary Clinton denounced Donald Trump for not correcting a question at his Thursday rally insinuating the president isn’t American — calling the GOP front-runner “disturbing, and just plain wrong — yet she employed a very similar tactic during her primary campaign against then-Sen. Barack Obama during the 2008 election. In 2008, Politico ran a piece criticizing Clinton’s campaign for supplying “Drudge Report” with a photo of Obama “dressed as a Somali Elder, during his visit to Wajir, a rural area in northeastern Kenya.”...
  • Ryan to Trump: 'Anti-Semitic images' have no place in campaign

    07/05/2016 9:10:05 AM PDT · by McGruff · 138 replies
    POLITICO ^ | July 5, 2016 | Nick Gass
    Donald Trump needs to "clean up" his social media act, House Speaker Paul Ryan said Tuesday. The declaration comes after the latest instance of the presumptive Republican nominee drawing a backlash for one of his tweets, namely the six-pointed star on a field of money next to Hillary Clinton's face and the words, "Most Corrupt Candidate Ever!" “Look, anti-Semitic images, they’ve got no place in a presidential campaign. Candidates should know that. The tweet’s been deleted. I don’t know what flunky put this up there. They’ve obviously got to fix that," Ryan told WTMJ's Charlie Sykes on his radio show....
  • Biden defends Clinton on email use

    07/03/2016 4:57:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Politico ^ | July 3, 2016 | Nick Gass
    For Vice President Joe Biden, it is "hard to believe" that Hillary Clinton "would do anything intentionally wrong" with respect to the ongoing FBI investigation into her use of a personal email server in an official capacity as secretary of state. Biden told NPR's "Morning Edition" in an interview taped Thursday and airing Sunday that he could not comment on whether he thinks his former Senate and White House colleague did anything wrong, with the prospect of a potential indictment still looming. The vice president, who endorsed Clinton in June after President Barack Obama and will campaign with her in...
  • How a Clinton insider used his ties to build a consulting giant

    07/03/2016 2:19:13 PM PDT · by Enchante · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | April 13, 2016 | RACHAEL BADE
    When Hillary Clinton became secretary of state she personally sought out a man named Declan Kelly to be her economic envoy to Northern Ireland, giving her 41-year-old former fundraiser a special status outside normal diplomatic channels. “Yeah! Is he now official? Can I call him? Can I ask him to start?” she wrote in an Aug. 28, 2009 email to her chief of staff, Cheryl Mills.... ...But while serving as Clinton’s special envoy, reaching out to global corporations for those investments, he was also working for two of them as a private consultant — earning about $2.4 million from Dow...
  • Trump lawyer accuses Clinton of murder in tweet

    06/28/2016 7:16:44 AM PDT · by McGruff · 73 replies
    POLITICO ^ | June 28, 2016 | Louis Nelson
    Donald Trump’s lawyer accused Hillary Clinton of murdering an ambassador and selling uranium to Russia through her “faux charity” in a post to Twitter Tuesday morning. Michael Cohen, executive vice president of the Trump Organization and special counsel to the Manhattan billionaire, tweeted that a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll shows Trump leading Clinton on the issue of national security and on the question of who voters find more “honest and straightforward.” Along with his message, Cohen attached a meme featuring a photo of Clinton that he wrote “says it all.”
  • Trump Campaign Moves to Block Convention Coup

    06/23/2016 8:21:33 PM PDT · by Innovative · 46 replies
    NBC News ^ | June 23, 2016 | Jane C. Timm
    Donald Trump's campaign believes it has the support of enough delegates to prevent a convention coup next month in Cleveland, and is building an expansive team to make sure of it. The campaign's whip team, as first reported by Politico and outlined in interviews with multiple Trump strategists involved in the effort, includes 150 paid staffers and volunteers that will act as a direct line to delegates at the Republican National Convention. Trump's team insists it's not a direct response to the growing grassroots effort to change the convention rules to make it easier to oust Trump as the party's...
  • Trump's evangelical advisory board features Bachmann, Falwell

    06/22/2016 9:40:38 AM PDT · by Lee N. Field · 38 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/21/2016 | Nick Gass
    Former Republican presidential candidate and Minnesota congresswoman Michele Bachmann leads an alphabetical list of names announced by Donald Trump's campaign on Tuesday as the presumptive Republican nominee's evangelical executive advisory board. Along with Bachmann, the campaign announced the additions radio host and Focus on the Family founder James Dobson, Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr, Faith and Freedom Coalition founder Ralph Reed, among more than two dozen names. Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2016/06/trump-evangelical-advisory-board-224612#ixzz4CKKqcdW9 Follow us: @politico on Twitter | Politico on Facebook
  • Apple's Cook to host Paul Ryan fundraiser amid Trump woes

    06/21/2016 11:39:57 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 21 replies
    Apple CEO Tim Cook will host a fundraiser with House Speaker Paul Ryan next week as the iPhone maker tries to strengthen its relationships with key Republicans — despite its decision to pull support for the GOP convention because of its distaste for Donald Trump. Cook will help generate cash for Ryan at a private breakfast on June 28 in Menlo Park, Calif., along with Gary Wipfler, the company’s treasurer, according to an invite obtained by POLITICO on Monday. The money benefits not only the speaker but a joint fundraising committee aimed at helping to elect other House Republicans.
  • Fox News Anchor Joins Left in Calling For Assault Weapons Ban(gretchen)

    06/15/2016 5:58:25 AM PDT · by rktman · 93 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 6/15/2016 | Leah Barkoukis
    Calling for more gun control in the wake of mass shootings has become the norm for the president, politicians, and pundits alike—and Orlando has been no different. This time, however, a more surprising face has joined the bandwagon: Fox News’ Gretchen Carlson. “Yes, the Orlando massacre was terror,” she said, “But there’s no doubt that Omar Mateen was able to kill so many people because he was firing an AR-15, a military style assault weapon, a weapon easier to buy in the state of Florida than buying a handgun.” Let’s break for a moment here to point out that right...
  • Rainbow Flags With #ShootBack Written on Them Found in West Hollywood

    06/16/2016 8:22:16 PM PDT · by cll · 48 replies
    NBC Los Angeles ^ | 06/16/2016 | Ted Chen
    Rainbow flag signs with "#ShootBack" written on them were found plastered across West Hollywood on Thursday morning, causing a stir among residents and condemnation from city leaders, less than a week after the shooting rampage at a gay nightclub in Orlando. The flags, blending a snake symbol used by the Tea Party with the symbol for gay pride, were found all over the Southern California city Thursday morning, including in front of City Hall and one of the city's most popular gay bars, the Abbey. Crews worked all afternoon to remove the signs. City leaders say even though they're still...
  • Why Democrats aren't pushing an assault weapons ban

    06/16/2016 5:54:13 PM PDT · by TroutStalker · 46 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/16/16 | Sarah Wheaton and John Bresnahan
    In a private meeting of Democrats on Wednesday, Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) begged his colleagues to push a measure that might have actually prevented Sunday morning’s carnage in Orlando: an assault weapons ban. Cicilline was answering the call of President Barack Obama and presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, to keep “weapons of war” off the streets. But Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi nixed it. Better, she said, to focus on barring terror suspects from buying guns. That measure’s a no-brainer for Democrats, she reasoned, and easier to explain to the public. "It’s not that we’re not strong enough to make the...
  • Nancy Pelosi Rejects Gretchen Carlson’s ‘Assault Weapons’ Ban

    06/17/2016 11:57:45 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/17/2016 | AWR HAWKINS
    During a private meeting on Wednesday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi rejected the “assault weapons” ban being pushed my Democrat colleagues and Fox News’ Gretchen Carlson. Pelosi said Democrats should focus on fights that are actually winnable, and she does not see an AR-15 ban as one of those fights. According to Politico, Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) put forward the “assault weapons” ban, and Pelosi shut it down. She said, “It’s not that we’re not strong enough to make the fight. It’s just that we want to win the fight.” Breitbart News reported that Gretchen Carlson took time on air...
  • Mark Kirk [R(ino)-IL] : Trump 'too bigoted and racist' to be president [ed]

    06/16/2016 10:31:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 52 replies
    Politico ^ | June 16, 2016 | Nolan D. McCaskill
    Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk will not support Donald Trump because the real estate mogul is “too bigoted and racist" for the people of his state, the Republican lawmaker said Thursday.
  • Graham calls on Republicans to un-endorse Trump

    06/07/2016 8:12:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 79 replies
    The Politico ^ | June 7, 2016 | Nick Gass
    If ever there were a moment for Republicans to jump off the Trump train, now would be as good of a time, according to South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham. Graham wants fellow Republicans who have endorsed Donald Trump to take it all back in the wake of his repeated claims that Judge Gonzalo Curiel's heritage make him unfit to preside over lawsuits against him....
  • Furious GOP donors stew over Trump (Romney's losers)

    06/11/2016 5:22:02 PM PDT · by McGruff · 86 replies
    POLITCO ^ | June 11, 2016 | Alex Isenstadt
    On Friday afternoon, at an exclusive Republican donor retreat here hosted by Mitt Romney, frustration boiled over. During an off-the-record question-and-answer session with House Speaker Paul Ryan, Meg Whitman, the billionaire Hewlett Packard chief executive officer, confronted the speaker over his endorsement of Trump. Whitman, a major GOP giver who ran for California governor in 2010, compared Trump to historical demagogues like Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini and wanted to know how the speaker could get behind him. At another discussion session during the day, which featured top Romney alumni Stuart Stevens and Matt Rhoades, Ana Navarro, a Republican contributor...