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  • 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...
  • Teleprompter must go!

    06/11/2016 11:31:13 AM PDT · by Java4Jay · 100 replies
    self
    I was a Cruzer yet will vote Trump because we can't let Clinton get in. Trump must get off the teleprompted speeches or he's sure to lose. He's so bad I wonder at times if he's doing it on purpose.
  • Plouffe: Trump is 'lazy'

    06/11/2016 3:51:03 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 70 replies
    Politico ^ | June 11,2016 | By KRISTEN EAST
    Trump's decision to give a set of remarks — with the aid of a teleprompter — earlier this week is just one example of how the candidate is lazy and unwilling to go about the traditional means of campaigning, Plouffe said. "It's so offensive as a practitioner," he said. "Get on your plane and go to Ohio. It's not that complicated … I think he's actually quite lazy. He's lazy." Plouffe, who is now an adviser at Uber, went on to say that Trump is "not doing basic things" that are expected, or required, of a major party's nominee, such...
  • Sanders: I'm staying in the race

    06/09/2016 10:15:27 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 112 replies
    Politico ^ | June 9, 2016 | Nick Gass
    After spending an hour meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House, Bernie Sanders vowed to stay in the race for Tuesday's District of Columbia primary while acknowledging that he would work with Hillary Clinton to defeat Donald Trump in the general election. Sanders ticked through a list of his priorities, promising to take those issues to the convention in Philadelphia next month.
  • Politico Quickly Changes Story to Make Sanders Campaign Exit Seem Likely

    06/09/2016 1:49:40 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 9 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 9, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    Sneaky, sneaky, sneaky. Oh Politico! You're going to have to wake up a lot earlier in the morning to sneak a fast one by your humble correspondent. And in this case, Politico tried to sneak a major story change by at 1:18 in the afternoon. What happened is that at 12:48 PM today, Politico published a story about Bernie Sanders staying in the race. That is big news since it means that Sanders will probably stick it out he until he goes to the Democrat convention in late July. However, if you now go to the story, you will see that...
  • Cash-strapped Clinton fails to pay bills

    03/30/2008 6:45:32 AM PDT · by george76 · 130 replies · 4,783+ views
    Politico. ^ | 3/30/08 | KENNETH P. VOGEL |
    Hillary Rodham Clinton’s cash-strapped presidential campaign has been putting off paying hundreds of bills for months — freeing up cash for critical media buys, but also earning the campaign a reputation as something of a deadbeat in some small business circles. A pair of Ohio companies owed more than $25,000 by Clinton for staging events for her campaign are warning others in the tight-knit event production community — and anyone else who will listen — to get their cash upfront when doing business with her. Her campaign, say representatives of the two companies, has stopped returning phone calls and e-mails...
  • Clinton didn't pay health insurance bills

    03/31/2008 11:56:39 AM PDT · by Starlifter II · 39 replies · 1,290+ views
    Among the debts reported this month by Hillary Rodham Clinton’s struggling presidential campaign, the $292,000 in unpaid health insurance premiums for her campaign staff stands out. Clinton, who is being pressured to end her campaign against Barack Obama for the Democratic nomination, has made her plan for universal health care a centerpiece of her agenda.
  • Inside the bitter last days of Bernie's revolution

    06/08/2016 1:44:57 AM PDT · by Enchante · 69 replies
    Politico ^ | 06/07/16 | By EDWARD-ISAAC DOVERE and GABRIEL DEBENEDETTI
    There’s no strategist pulling the strings, and no collection of burn-it-all-down aides egging him on. At the heart of the rage against Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party, the campaign aides closest to him say, is Bernie Sanders. It was the Vermont senator who personally rewrote his campaign manager’s shorter statement after the chaos at the Nevada state party convention and blamed the political establishment for inciting the violence. He was the one who made the choice to go after Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz after his wife read him a transcript of her blasting him on television....
  • Trump: Gingrich criticism of me 'inappropriate'

    06/06/2016 6:42:16 AM PDT · by maggief · 220 replies
    POLITICO ^ | June 6, 2016 | NICK GASS
    A day after former Newt Gingrich called Donald Trump's latest comments on Judge Gonzalo Curiel "inexcusable," the presumptive Republican nominee fired back at the former House speaker, who has largely been supportive of his candidacy. "As far as Newt is concerned, I saw Newt," Trump told "Fox & Friends" on Monday after the show played clips of Hillary Clinton and Gingrich denouncing his remarks speculating that Curiel's Mexican heritage represented a conflict of interest in the cases against Trump University over which he is presiding. "I was surprised at Newt. I thought it was inappropriate what he said."
  • Incredibly bad journalism on Trump from Politico, The Independent, The Hill, ThinkProgress (Vanity)

    06/01/2016 2:52:12 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 11 replies
    Politico, Independent (UK), The Hill, ThinkProgress, Vox, ITV, Telegraph (UK) | 6/1/2016 | self (vanity)
    Many publications are falsely claiming Trump is totally ignorant and blank on whether Britain should leave the EU or not ("Brexit"). The logic is that Trump saying "huh"? to a single word verbal question (that might not have been enunciated well or heard clearly with Trump's 69 year old hearing) is proof of ignorance on the subject, showing a lack of foreign policy concern and awareness. Yet a 10 second google search reveals that Trump has commented on "Brexit" several times in the recent past. It seems a 10 second net search is too high of a journalism standard when...
  • Trump backs Ellmers in first congressional endorsement

    06/05/2016 7:23:23 AM PDT · by fifedom · 56 replies
    Politico ^ | 06/04/16 | Elena Schneider
    Donald Trump has inserted himself into one of the most contentious House primaries in the country this weekend, endorsing GOP Rep. Renee Ellmers in her member-versus-member race in North Carolina. Trump makes a personal appeal to voters to back Ellmers in a robocall released Saturday. She was "the first congresswoman to endorse me and she really was terrific and boy, is she a fighter," Trump says in the call. It is the first time this election that Trump has picked sides in a congressional race.
  • Paul Ryan’s cold embrace of Trump

    06/03/2016 4:38:51 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 44 replies
    Politico ^ | June 3, 2016 | LOUIS NELSON
    If there was any doubt that Paul Ryan’s endorsement of Donald Trump was less than full-throated, he crushed it on Friday. Less than 24 hours after Ryan announced that his “not ready” had become a “ready,” the House speaker ripped into the presumptive Republican nominee, making it clear he will not be Trump’s defender in chief. Unprompted by WISN radio host Vicki McKenna, Ryan scolded Trump for his racially-based attacks against the federal judge in California overseeing a civil fraud lawsuit against Trump University. “Look, the comment about the judge the other day just was out of left field for...
  • Alan Grayson marries candidate who wants to replace him

    05/31/2016 4:59:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The Politico ^ | May 31, 2016 | Marc Caputo
    One of Dena Minning’s biggest assets in her congressional bid was her boyfriend: incumbent Alan Grayson, who’s leaving the U.S. House to run for U.S. Senate. Now, after Grayson has helped raise her profile and run for his U.S. House seat, he married her over the Memorial Day Weekend and gave her his last name, according to her Monday social-media posts and The Orlando Political Observer. Dena Minning promptly became Dena Grayson on Twitter and Facebook. The largely unknown outsider in the Orlando-area district now has a potent tool in running under the name of the incumbent in a crowded...
  • Limbaugh Hails Trump's Media Bashing

    05/31/2016 3:52:15 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 93 replies
    politico.com ^ | 05/31/16
    To hear Rush Limbaugh tell it Tuesday, Donald Trump's 40-minute tirade against the mainstream media as he accounted for the nearly $6 million raised for veterans was a gully washer after years of parched Republican distaste with the Fourth Estate. "Well, that's what you've all wanted. That's what everybody's been asking for I don't know how long," Limbaugh began in a segment of his show, according to the transcript. "That was a press conference. That was a press conference. That was the kind of press conference Republicans voters have been dying to see for who knows how many years."
  • Is Rush Limbaugh in Trouble?

    05/30/2016 12:46:50 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 230 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | May 24, 2016 | Ethan Epstein
    Earlier this year, as that unmistakable bass line of the Pretenders’ My City Was Gone faded into the background, Rush Limbaugh opened his daily three-hour broadcast with characteristic bombast. “[According to the] latest research data,” he intoned, “the audience is expanding at near geometric proportions, as people seek guidance, answers, explanations, information, and an answer to the basic question, ‘What the hell is happening out there?’" ... And yet, there are signs that all is not well in the Limbaugh radio empire. Because even as his influence is sky high and his dominance at the top of talk radio remains...
  • Panic spreads among Clinton Supporters.

    05/31/2016 9:02:47 AM PDT · by meatloaf · 58 replies
    Politico ^ | 5-31-2016 | Nick Gass
    "Hillary Clinton's use of a private email address and a personal server was a "mistake," her campaign's top official wrote in a letter to the Democratic front-runner's top supporters over the weekend. And Clinton has repeatedly said it was a "mistake," campaign chairman John Podesta wrote, in a 600-word missive intended to set the record straight and keep supporters calm as it faces a strong last-second challenge from Bernie Sanders while looking ahead to Donald Trump in the general election."
  • The Fall of Salon.com

    05/29/2016 1:54:16 AM PDT · by JSteff · 14 replies
    © 2016 POLITICO LLC ^ | 05/27/16 12:34 AM EDT | By Kelsey Sutton and Peter Sterne
    "How a digital trailblazer and progressive powerhouse lost its way. Read more: http://www.politico.com/media/story/2016/05/the-fall-of-saloncom-004551#ixzz4A25lhJhi Follow us: @politico on Twitter | Politico on Facebook A Facebook page dedicated to celebrating the 20th anniversary of digital media pioneer Salon is functioning as a crowdsourced eulogy. Dozens of Salon alumni have, over the past several months, posted their favorite stories from and memories of the once-beloved liberal news site described as a “left-coast, interactive version of The New Yorker,” a progressive powerhouse that over the years has covered politics with a refreshing aggressiveness, in a context that left plenty of room for provocative personal...
  • [October 21, 2015] Foundation of 'dark Web' steps into the light

    05/28/2016 5:32:14 PM PDT · by Cats Pajamas · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/21/15 04:52 PM EDT | David Perera
    The Tor Project, the foundation of the crime-infiltrated "dark Web," is trying to soften its public image — but without backing away from the anonymous Web-surfing technology that has made it so controversial with law enforcement and intelligence agencies. For about a decade, the Massachusetts-based nonprofit has provided free software that lets activists and political dissidents visit websites and exchange messages outside the scrutiny of oppressive governments. But the same software HAS ALLOWED HIDDEN MARKETS FOR CHILD PORNOGRAPHY, GUNS, ILLEGAL DRUGS AND STOLEN CREDIT CARD INFORMATION TO FLOURISH, while heightening U.S. intelligence agencies' worries about technology providing an unbreakable wall...
  • Democrats sweat next convention blowup

    05/28/2016 10:43:21 AM PDT · by Signalman · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/27/2016 | Daniel Strauss
    In the wake of a recent Nevada state party convention that descended into chaos, Democrats are sweating out a similar event in Wyoming on Saturday. When Democrats meet in Cheyenne to select delegates to the July national convention, the same elements that created such a volatile mix in Nevada will be present: anger and frustration over Bernie Sanders’ delegate haul, superdelegates who backed Hillary Clinton before the state caucuses took place, and threats to state party officials. Story Continued Below At a gathering of state Democratic chairmen in Philadelphia last week, Wyoming was identified as one of the upcoming states...
  • The $5 Million D.C. Mansion Where The Obamas Will Live After Leaving The White House

    05/25/2016 2:10:00 PM PDT · by ml/nj · 64 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 25, 2016 | Charlie Spiering
    According to Politico’s Mike Allen, Obama will lease the mansion from former Bill Clinton press secretary Joe Lockhart and Giovanna Gray. The home was sold in 2014 for $5,295,000 and has 9 beds and 8.5 bathrooms, according to the McFadden group. It has 8,200 square feet and was built in 1928.
  • 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...
  • Press Release: Politico Exposes Clinton Campaign ‘Money-Laundering’ Scheme

    05/04/2016 1:13:09 AM PDT · by MIA_eccl1212 · 22 replies
    Bernie Sanders Press Release ^ | May 2, 2016 | Press Release
    BURLINGTON, Vt. – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders’ campaign manager, Jeff Weaver, on Monday criticized a Hillary Clinton campaign fundraising scheme that state party leaders told Politico has been used as a self-serving “money-laundering” conduit. Despite Clinton’s pledges to rebuild state parties, Politico found that less than 1 percent of the $61 million raised by the Victory Fund has stayed in the state parties’ coffers. “Secretary Clinton is looting funds meant for the state parties to skirt fundraising limits on her presidential campaign,” Weaver said. “We think the Clinton campaign should let the state parties keep their fair share of the...
  • Schock in limbo as feds still loom

    05/18/2016 1:25:39 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 1 replies
    One year after resigning in disgrace, Aaron Schock — the high-flying GOP congressman whose penchant for drawing publicity to himself was nearly unrivaled in the House of Representatives — has largely disappeared from view. But federal prosecutors still have their sights on him. There have been a few random glimpses of the Illinois Republican since his abrupt departure from Capitol Hill: having dinner with his father in Peru last summer, and snowboarding with a friend in Aspen, Colorado, in February. Just this month, Schock was seen lugging his gym bag outside the Longworth House Office Building. Sources say he is...
  • 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...
  • Cruz taking the week off from Senate

    05/17/2016 2:49:03 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 91 replies
    Politico ^ | May 17, 2016 | Burgess Everett
    Ted Cruz is taking some time off from the Senate to recover from a brutal presidential campaign. After returning to Washington last week to work on a defense policy bill, the Texas senator is spending this week back home. He'll miss votes on Zika funding legislation as well as appropriations bills...
  • Former Trump girlfriend hits back at 'upsetting' NYT cover story

    05/16/2016 6:17:34 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 100 replies
    Politico ^ | May 16, 2016 | Nick Gass
    The New York Times' article published Saturday with the headline "Crossing the Line: How Donald Trump Behaved With Women in Private" begins with an anecdote from a woman named Rowanne Brewer Lane, who as a 26-year-old model was asked by the businessman to put on a swimsuit during their first meeting at a Mar-a-Lago pool party. "But the 1990 episode at Mar-a-Lago that Ms. Brewer Lane described was different: a debasing face-to-face encounter between Mr. Trump and a young woman he hardly knew. This is the private treatment of some women by Mr. Trump, the up-close and more intimate encounters,"...
  • 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 —...