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  • Media Learned Nothing after their 2016 Polling Disaster

    06/30/2020 5:59:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    American ^ | June 30, 2020 | Brian C. Joondeph
    Harken back four years ago and recall how the media confidently predicted a Hillary Clinton landslide electoral victory over Donald Trump. They held firm to this prediction even when the election was all but over. At 10:20 PM ET on November 8, 2016, election night, the New York Times confidently proclaimed, in the manner of Baghdad Bob, that Hillary Clinton had an 85 percent chance of winning the election. Long faces and tears graced cable news election night coverage shows by then and Hillary probably was on her second bottle of chardonnay, drowning her sorrows over a coronation that was...
  • Politico wonders: Why won’t Biden “get woke” and embrace the entire Black Lives Matter agenda?

    06/28/2020 8:46:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies ^ | 6/26/2020 | Ed Morrisey
    Does the BLM agenda have majority support, or just the slogan? After all, their premise is that Biden’s risking everything by only embracing the movement and not the “boldest proposals” of BLM. That might include items like reparations, stripping Confederate names from military bases, and defunding the police.
  • Are ‘shy Trump supporters’ skewing polls again?

    06/18/2020 9:05:01 AM PDT · by amnestynone · 56 replies
    Christian science Monitor ^ | June17th,2020 | Linda Feldman
    Polls are catnip for political reporters, and I am no exception. This year, however, I’ve been paying less attention to the presidential “horse race" than I might otherwise, in part because of the problems with polling four years ago that pointed to a Hillary Clinton victory. It’s also such an unusual year, given the coronavirus, tough economy, and upheaval over police and race. Besides, November is still light years away, politically speaking. But several headlines this week caught my eye. “We’re thinking landslide,” began one in Politico. The “we” in that story, more than 50 Republican officials interviewed from around...
  • Trump Will Win in a Landslide, Say Non-D.C. Republicans

    06/17/2020 7:35:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 06/17/2020 | Rick Moran
    Inside the D.C.-New York information bubble, Donald Trump is a gone goose, Senate Republicans are toast, and Democrats will control the House, Senate, and White House after Election Day in November. That’s a reality being buttressed by dozens of polls showing Joe Biden winning handily nationally, and ahead in traditional battleground states.Democrats have already begun to gloat — in between groveling before the mob and planning their “transformation” of American society.But Republicans outside of that nest of vipers are a lot more sanguine about Trump’s chances.Politico: Interviews with more than 50 state, district and county Republican Party chairs depict a...
  • Trump loses 2 pivotal allies in his anti-kneeling crusade: NASCAR and the NFL

    06/14/2020 8:54:59 AM PDT · by Stravinsky · 190 replies
    Politico/Yahoo! Sports ^ | June 14, 2020 | Meridian McGraw
    Donald Trump has long had two cherished American institutions standing beside him as he railed against athletes taking a knee during the national anthem: NASCAR and the NFL. This week, they both started to walk away. Bending to the cultural moment, NASCAR and the NFL in recent days reversed course on their approach to athletes protesting racial injustice. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said he had been wrong for not listening to protesting players earlier and encouraged “all to speak out and peacefully protest.” Meanwhile, NASCAR relaxed rules barring kneeling during the national anthem and banned Confederate flags from its events....
  • Trump to resume campaign rallies this month

    06/08/2020 2:01:44 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 58 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07 08 2020 | Morgan Chalfant
    President Trump plans to resume campaign rallies in the next two weeks as states move forward with reopening businesses and allowing gatherings to resume. The plans were first reported by Politico and confirmed to The Hill by Trump campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh. The details of the rallies, including when and where they will take place and what safety protocols will be implemented, have not yet been decided. Trump’s last campaign rally took place in March, before most states issued stay-at-home orders amid the coronavirus pandemic. DEVELOPING
  • Trump hired McLaughlin & Associates, to analyze biased media polling. Reed their report.

    06/08/2020 1:33:54 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 45 replies
    twitter ^ | June 8, 2020 | President Trump, , McLaughlin & Associates
  • Current and former Sanders staffers turn on each other in campaign aftermath

    06/04/2020 10:13:32 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 04 2020 | Ronn Blitzer
    Even by the standards of partisan vitriol being hurled in all directions amid civil unrest and the coronavirus pandemic, a remarkable dispute is raging among Bernie Sanders alumni in the aftermath of his second failed presidential campaign. Current and former Sanders staffers have lashed out at one another in recent days, concerning both general gripes about working with the Democratic establishment and personal shots at individuals’ post-campaign activities. Former Sanders speechwriter David Sirota has been critical of the campaign, tweeting repeatedly about its failures and how those involved, including himself, “should accept their blame” for Sanders’ loss.
  • CNN’s Jim Acosta: Trump ‘is trying to silence fact-checking’

    06/01/2020 7:22:09 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 17 replies
    Accuracy in Media ^ | May 30, 2020 | SPENCER IRVINE
    CNN should have fact-checkers at the ready for its own reporters and hosts, especially after CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta claimed that President Donald Trump wants to silence fact-checking altogether after signing a social media executive order. CNN host Brooke Baldwin asked Acosta about Trump’s social media executive order, “Why is the president doing this?” “What this all boils down to is that the president is trying to silence fact-checking,” Acosta said. He added that the president did not want news organizations and social media platforms “to stamp what he says as false when he says false things.” Acosta...
  • The most volatile swing state of all The forces unleashed by George Floyd’s death in police custody are already rattling Minnesota — and presidential — politics.

    05/31/2020 9:32:15 AM PDT · by Conserv · 71 replies
    Mike Erlandson, a former chairman of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer Labor Party, said he watched with his 15-year-old daughter in Minnesota this week as a man spray-painted on a wall, “F--k the white people from the suburbs.” “I do think that, particularly if this continues, the [congressional] districts like Dean Phillips’ district or Angie Craig’s district that right now I would say are relatively safe for the Democratic incumbent, could be very much in play,” he said. “Both of those districts will be decided in large part by suburban women voters, and it would be hard for me to imagine those...
  • Politico has to Contradict Itself In Order to Condemn President Trump Announcing his Taking a Controversial Anti-COVID Medication

    05/19/2020 7:31:23 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 15 replies
    RedState ^ | May 19, 2020 | Brad Slager
    The press dispenses erroneous medical advice while condemning erroneous medical advice… You just knew when President Trump made the announcement that he would be taking doses of Hydroxychloroquine as a preventative step threat the press would lose its mind over this. Our media has been especially imbalanced over the use of HCQ in regards to the coronavirus outbreak. All because it has been recommended by Trump journalists have only been able to report on the negative aspects of the drug. We only see reports on the dangers it poses, how it is unproven, and yes, how it is reckless of...
  • Progressives thought they'd overtaken the Democratic Party. Now they're in despair.

    05/18/2020 3:23:28 AM PDT · by Libloather · 30 replies
    Politico via Yahoo ^ | 5/18/20 | Alex Thompson
    On the eve of the Nevada caucuses in February, Bernie Sanders and his supporters were feeling invincible. “I've got news for the Democratic establishment,” he declared on Twitter on Feb. 21, the day before he went on to a landslide win in the Nevada caucuses. “They can't stop us.” Since then, not only did the “establishment” stop Sanders - it stamped out the candidacies of a string of left-wing insurgents, leaving the progressive movement reeling and in a state of despair. Three highly-touted liberal House candidates - Jessica Cisneros in Texas, Robert Emmons in Illinois, and Morgan Harper in Ohio...
  • Congress nowhere close to a coronavirus deal as unemployment spikes

    05/17/2020 3:21:39 PM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Politico via MSN ^ | 5/17/20 | Burgess Everett
    Americans hoping for the next round of coronavirus relief will probably be waiting for weeks - if not much longer Though House Democrats on Friday passed a sweeping, $3 trillion stimulus bill built around aid for local governments and a fresh batch of direct payments to the public, the Republican Senate majority has no immediate plans to produce an alternative. Instead, senators are expected to consider a handful of lifetime judicial appointments this week and then head home for the Memorial Day recess. There’s basically zero bipartisan talk among congressional leaders right now in Washington about what to do next....
  • President Trump says 'FAKE NEWS IS NOT ESSENTIAL' in response to rally confrontation

    05/16/2020 6:49:42 AM PDT · by AndyJackson · 21 replies
    News 12 Long Island ^ | May 16, 2020 | Kevin Vesey
    President Donald Trump retweeted a post by News 12 reporter Kevin Vesey on his experience at a rally by a Setauket conservative group. Kevin Vessey: The level of anger directed at the media from these protestors was alarming. As always, I will tell a fair and unbiased story today. Video Link
  • Cuomo, de Blasio can't agree on how many New Yorkers have died from coronavirus

    05/14/2020 5:56:56 PM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/14/20 | Erin Durkin
    NEW YORK - New York City hit a grim milestone this week, recording more than 20,000 coronavirus deaths throughout the five boroughs. Or did it? According to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office, the city is still weeks away from that mark, with thousands fewer deaths in its tally - and public health experts say the state's lag is a problem. The enduring feud and routine miscommunication between Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio is among the few things in New York that has not been slowed by the pandemic. But the fact that the two can't even agree on how many...
  • he Strange Origins Of Trump’s Hydroxychloroquine Obsession[Sicko Huffpost article]

    05/14/2020 8:05:20 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 22 replies
    huffpost ^ | 05/13/2020 | Nick Robins-Early
    How a “philosopher” who tweets anti-Semitism, two bitcoin bros and right-wing media helped put an idea in the president’s head. President Donald Trump’s obsession with the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for the coronavirus may have started in part because of a self-described philosopher in China who is a fan of white nationalists, tweets anti-Semitic rhetoric and calls chloroquine “a Nazi drug that is here to teach a lesson to leftists about bias.” Weeks before Trump first promoted the drug, a Twitter conversation about hydroxychloroquine between “philosopher” Adrian Bye and two cryptocurrency investors set off a chain of events...
  • Names finally named: Watch Gowdy identify reporters who 'peddled' misleading Schiff leaks Ex-congressman scorches so-called 'journalists' from CNN, Politico, N.Y. Times

    05/11/2020 7:11:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 69 replies ^ | 5/10/2020 | WND staff
    Former Rep. Trey Gowdy accused reporters from CNN, Politico and The New York Times on Sunday of helping House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff “peddle” the now-debunked conspiracy theory of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian government. Gowdy was asked in an interview on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures” to identify reporters he believed took leaks from Schiff for stories related to the Intelligence panel’s Russia investigation. “Well, I hope you have a three hour show,” Gowdy quipped.
  • Why the Arabs don’t want us in Syria

    02/24/2016 7:36:00 AM PST · by Vostok-1 · 12 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/23/16, 8:50 AM CET Updated 2/24/16, 6:08 AM CET | Robert F. Kennedy, Jr
    They don’t hate ‘our freedoms.’ They hate that we’ve betrayed our ideals in their own countries — for oil.
  • The Southern Democrat with the power to shut down Trump's convention

    05/09/2020 7:53:51 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 53 replies
    Politco ^ | May 8, 2020 | Maya King
    North Carolina Roy Cooper has got a doozy on his hands. He’s a Democratic governor, up for reelection in a Republican-leaning Southern swing state, pushing a go-slow approach to reopening the economy as protests intensify and neighboring states move quicker. But that’s just the start: How the first-term governor handles his state's reopening will likely dictate whether President Donald Trump and the Republican Party can forge ahead with a full-fledged convention in Charlotte this summer.
  • Pelosi, Democrats to Pack Next Relief Bill with Leftist Wishlist Items: ‘We Have to Think Big’

    05/07/2020 8:49:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 37 replies ^ | 5/5/2020 | hannah bleau
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is cracking the whip on Democrat House members, encouraging committee chairs to finish outlining their demands for the next coronavirus relief measure — a measure the Speaker has already signaled will feature Democrat Party agenda items like universal vote-by-mail. “We have to think big,” Pelosi reportedly told her Democrat colleagues during a private call on Monday. According to Politico, the Speaker pushed committee chairs to “finalize their portions” by “close of business Monday with hopes of pulling together a final package by week’s end, according to multiple Democratic lawmakers and aides.” A timeline for the...