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  • Meet New York's vigilante rat-catching DOGS that are solving the city's vermin [tr]

    03/26/2017 4:31:52 AM PDT · by C19fan · 42 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 26, 2017 | Jordan Gass-Poore
    An urban dog hunting club aims to help eradicate New York City's vermin.   Ryders Alley Trencherfed Society (RATS) was started by member Richard Reynolds in 1995, at the bequest of a park superintendent who had a rat problem.
  • Shia LaBeouf's anti-Trump exhibit relocates again

    03/22/2017 6:58:03 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 42 replies
    PageSix.com ^ | 22 Mar 17 | Gabrielle Fonrouge
    Actor Shia LaBeouf is taking his controversial anti-President Trump art installation across the pond, claiming America isn’t “safe enough” for his work. The “He Will Not Divide Us” webcam exhibit has been adopted by the Liverpool-based Foundation for Art and Creative Technology, the group said Tuesday.
  • Slender Lena Dunham showcases her incredible weight loss in workout gear [WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES]

    03/16/2017 1:19:37 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 110 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 15 Mar 17 | Mike Larkin
    She recently attributed her weight loss to Donald Trump's presidency - citing 'soul-crushing pain and devastation and hopelessness' in helping her slim down. And Lena Dunham proved the Trump diet is working a treat as she showcased her incredibly slimline new frame at the opening of mentor Tracy Anderson's studio in New York on Wednesday. The Girls star, 30, looked thrilled to be flaunting her firmer form as she hammed it up with aplomb on the red carpet, at one point showing off her mobile phone after receiving a video call from fellow Anderson disciple Gwyneth Paltrow.
  • Two R.A.T Groups Fighting for Control Both Filled With False Information and Many Lying…

    03/09/2017 6:27:44 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 9 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | March 9, 2017 | Sundance
    It’s obvious the financial interests are pouring in money to the R.A.T groups right now in the fight over ObamaCare Repeal and/or Replace. Boy howdy are they all fibbing as they fling their poo at each other. Forget the Democrats in this discussion. For the sake of this analysis we only look at the right side of the UniParty; the Republican side.
  • REPORT: Obama Administration Set Up Meeting Between Jeff Sessions And Russian Ambassador

    03/03/2017 7:37:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Sean Hannity Show ^ | March 3, 2017 | Staff
    Democrats continue to attack Attorney General Jeff Sessions for a pair of meetings he had with the Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak in 2016 while he was a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and an occasional surrogate for the Trump campaign. However, a new report from Fox News is throwing cold water on the idea that the meetings were part of some nefarious plot between the Trump campaign and Russia. Over at FoxNews.com, Hans Von Spakovsky reports that least one of the meetings was actually arranged, in part, by the Obama administration. The first [meeting] came at a conference...
  • Dem Who Called SEAL Widow an 'Idiot' Fired After Letter From Retired SEAL

    03/02/2017 12:19:01 PM PST · by wbill · 34 replies
    FoxNews ^ | March 2, 2017 | Fox News Insider
    <p>Many liberals, including Bill Maher and Michael Moore, have blasted President Donald Trump for what they argued was his use of a Navy SEAL's widow as a political "prop."</p> <p>In his address to Congress, Trump saluted Carryn Owens, whose husband, Ryan, was killed in a raid in Yemen last month.</p>
  • Rosie on Trump: “He’s going down and so will all of his administration. The charge is treason.”

    03/01/2017 1:05:28 PM PST · by seanmerc · 91 replies
    Political Storm ^ | 1 Mar 17 | Nick Ballasy
    Entertainer Rosie O’Donnell said President Donald Trump should be charged with treason over the investigation of possible connections between the Trump campaign and Russian government officials. She called Trump a “mentally ill man” and predicted that he will eventually “go down” along with his entire administration.
  • GOP Rep's 71-Year-Old Staffer Injured During Anti-Trump Protest at Office

    02/16/2017 2:49:24 PM PST · by lowbridge · 25 replies
    Fox news ^ | February 15, 2017
    Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) says that one of his staffers was knocked unconscious during a protest at his Huntington Beach, Calif., office on Tuesday. In a statement, Rohrabacher’s office said that the protesters were part of a nationwide movement calling themselves Indivisible, which has vowed to resist President Donald Trump’s agenda by trying to occupy Republican congressional offices. Kathleen Staunton, 71, who has managed Rohrabacher's office since his first term in 1989, apparently attempted to leave through the front door to go to the bathroom, when “a protester yanked the door open, causing her to fall and hit her head."...
  • Rare disease carried by rats leaves 1 dead, 2 sickened

    02/15/2017 8:13:40 AM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 14 replies
    New York Post ^ | Feb 15, 207 | Carl Campanile and Chris Perez
    A rare bacterial disease linked to rats — and normally only seen in animals — has killed one person in the Bronx and left two others fighting for their lives, city officials reported Tuesday. The three cases of leptospirosis were identified within a one-block radius of the Concourse section of the borough over the past two months, the Health Department said. “Human leptospirosis cases are very rare in New York City,” explained Demetre Daskalakis, acting deputy commissioner of the Health Department. “This is the first time a cluster of cases has been identified,” he said. “All three cases had severe...
  • Juan Williams: Trump and GOP collide with reality

    02/13/2017 11:38:27 AM PST · by seanmerc · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | 13 Feb 17 | Juan Williams
    The big news for the GOP majority on Capitol Hill last week came as a tweet — and it was not from President Trump. Matt Drudge, the proprietor of The Drudge Report, the conservative website which played a leading role in the rise of the new president, raised eyebrows with this note: “Republican Party should be sued for fraud. No discussion of tax cuts now. Just lots of crazy. Back to basics, guys!”
  • Mo Dowd: "Free Melania - From Our Expectations"

    02/05/2017 8:49:48 AM PST · by seanmerc · 60 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 4 Feb 17 | The one and only (thank goodness) Maureen Dowd
    WASHINGTON — Now, stacked on the Trump tower of petrifying things we have to worry about — war with Iran, war with China, war with Mexico, war with Islam, war with koala bears — there is yet another looming disaster. The East Wing is perilously behind in planning for the Easter Egg Roll. Is the White House dropping the ball — or rather, the ovoid? As our omnipresent new president hijacked our reality, the first lady vanished, sparking headlines for nary a glimpse in D.C. since the inaugural. Just as there is a gush of leaks from the resistance in...
  • Rare Rat Virus Infects 2 People In Wisconsin

    01/19/2017 5:00:23 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 18 replies
    WCCO.com ^ | 1/19/17 | AP
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Health officials are investigating how a rare rat virus called the Seoul virus infected eight people in Wisconsin and Illinois. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services says all eight people had direct contact with rats at Illinois and Wisconsin ratteries, which are rat-breeding facilities.
  • BREAKING NEWS: John Kerry to Skip Trump Inauguration

    01/18/2017 10:48:37 AM PST · by seanmerc · 115 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 18 Jan 17 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Secretary of State John Kerry won't be attending President-elect Trump's inauguration on Friday, according to the State Department. "The secretary will not attend the inauguration," a State Department official told the Washington Examiner. The official had no comment on why Kerry wouldn't attend.
  • Amid packing boxes and tears, staffers leaving White House

    01/18/2017 5:23:53 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 87 replies
    AP ^ | 1/18/2017 | Josh Lederman
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) — They line up near the Oval Office, down the hallway toward the Cabinet Room, trailed by their spouses and young kids in their finest clothes. When it's their turn, the White House staffers enter for a few private moments with President Barack Obama, a photo and a farewell hug from the boss.</p>
  • While Ellison Skips, Most Minnesota Democrats Will Attend Inauguration

    01/17/2017 6:54:06 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 39 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 1/17/17 | AP
    U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison may be the only Minnesota Democrat making a stand by not showing up at Donald Trump's presidential inauguration. The Minneapolis Democrat announced Monday he'd boycott Friday's ceremony, joining more than two dozen lawmakers in skipping the event. Ellison is the nation's first Muslim congressman and is currently running to be the next chair of the Democratic National Committee.
  • Mo Dowd: "White House Red Scare"

    01/17/2017 12:22:05 PM PST · by seanmerc · 52 replies
    New York Times ^ | 7 Jan 17 | The one and only (thank goodness) Maureen Dowd
    President Donald J. Trump will walk into the Oval Office and be stunned. First, it will be a shock to work in an office decorated with images of men other than himself. Second, he is bound to be suffused with awe as he looks around at the Remington bronze bronco, the Rockwell “Statue of Liberty,” the portraits of Washington and Lincoln, the Swedish ivy on the mantel that has eavesdropped — and leavesdropped — on so much history. The new president will suddenly realize that Joe Biden is right. He needs to grow up. Chuck Schumer is right. He has...
  • Democrats wasting time hating Donald Trump

    01/17/2017 11:58:20 AM PST · by seanmerc · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 16 Jan 17 | Wesley Pruden
    Democrats who confuse hating Donald Trump with Mom and apple pie as the all-American recipe to win elections are blowing their chances, such as they are, for the 2018 midterm elections. If you’re a Democrat it’s never too soon to fret and stew about the prospects. But Democrats are having so much fun despising the Donald they’re forgetting duty to party and responsibility to exploit opportunity. The party on the outs nearly always picks up a few seats in the midterms. But sore losers forget the ancient bipartisan admonition that “now is the time for every man to come to...
  • Madonna: Donald Trump Presidency Is Like Bad Breakup [WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES]

    01/10/2017 12:22:25 PM PST · by seanmerc · 52 replies
    Gossip Cop ^ | 10 Jan 17 | Andrew Shuster
    Madonna says Donald Trump’s presidential win has left her with the same type of broken heart she feels after a bad breakup. The singer opens up in a new interview about the president elect, sharing her feelings about “being stuck in a nightmare.”
  • MTV Host Mocks Jeff Sessions’ Asian Grandchildren

    01/10/2017 9:38:53 AM PST · by grundle · 53 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | January 10, 2017 | Kevin Daley
    Ira Madison III, an MTV News culture writer and host, mocked Sen. Jeff Sessions’ Asian-American grandchildren on Twitter Tuesday morning. Sessions appeared before the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary Tuesday to give testimony in connection with his nomination by President-elect Donald Trump to serve as attorney general. Sessions was accompanied by many members of his family, including his four Asian-American grandchildren. The senator’s daughter, Ruth Sessions Walk, is married to John Walk, an Asian-American man. Madison accused Sessions of stealing his grandchildren from Toys “R” Us for the hearing. He went on to call his grandchildren a “prop,” brought...
  • EPA tells U.S. cities — it's illegal to use dry ice to kill rats

    12/29/2016 6:07:10 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 108 replies
    digitaljournal.com ^ | Nov 25, 2016 | Karen Graham
    Major cities in the U.S., including New York, Boston, Chicago, and others, began using dry ice several months ago in an effort to reduce rodent populations that had increased considerably after last year's warm winter, and it proved to be very effective. USA Today is reporting that in some cities, there has been a 95 percent reduction in the number of rodents using dry ice. The rather chilling extermination method involves dropping dry ice, frozen carbon dioxide, into rat burrows and then stuffing the openings with newspapers and dirt. As the dry ice melts, carbon dioxide gas is released, suffocating...
  • 8 years of Obama vacations cost $85 million

    12/28/2016 2:15:57 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 61 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | December 28, 2016 | Anita Kumar
    As America’s first family enjoys its eighth and final vacation in Hawaii, new estimates put the price tag of the Obamas’ annual trip at $3.5 million or more. In total, the cost of the the first family’s personal or largely personal travel during the last eight years comes to $85 million – though that is likely to climb to $90 million after additional records are released, according to the conservative group Judicial Watch based on federal government records.
  • KERRY: ‘ISRAEL CAN EITHER BE JEWISH OR DEMOCRATIC — IT CANNOT BE BOTH’

    12/28/2016 9:27:23 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 160 replies
    Grabein.com ^ | 12/28/2016
    Secretary of State John Kerry delcared Wednesday that Israel "can either be Jewish or democratic" but "it cannot be both." Here's a transcript: "The truth is that trends on the ground, violence, terrorism, settlement expansion and the seemingly endless occupation, they are combining to destroy hopes for peace on both sides and increasingly cementing any reversible -- an irreversible one state reality that most people do not actually want. Today, there are a similar number of Jews and Palestinians living between the Jordan river and the Mediterranean Sea. They have a choice. They can choose to live together in one...
  • Giant rats eat 3-month-old baby, per reports

    12/20/2016 6:30:37 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 14 replies
    NEWS CHANNEL 5 ^ | 20 DECEMBER 2016 | JUSTIN BOGGS
    A 26-year-old woman is in custody after returning home from a night of partying to find her 3-month-old daughter eaten by a group of large rats in Johannesburg, South Africa last weekend, according to The Sun. Noluthando Mtshali, whose family rented out a home to the mother, told The Sun that the woman frequently went partying.
  • Pelosi Statement Calling for an Independent Investigation of Putin’s Interference in U.S. Elections

    12/15/2016 2:22:23 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 62 replies
    Press Releases 12.15.16 Pelosi Statement Calling for an Independent Investigation of Putin’s Interference in U.S. Elections San Francisco – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released this statement today reiterating the need for a bipartisan, independent review following recent reports of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s personal involvement in U.S. elections. Pelosi, the longest serving Member of the House Intelligence Committee, is a former Ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee. “Elections determine the future our children will inherit. Given the alarming magnitude, seriousness and scope of Russia’s efforts to undermine U.S. elections, we must have an independent, bipartisan investigation to protect...
  • Rodents Run Wild in Paris. Blame the European Union

    12/15/2016 12:43:56 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 52 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 15, 2016 | ALISSA J. RUBIN
    ... Paris is facing its worst rat crisis in decades. Nine parks and green spaces have been closed either partly or entirely. Some, like the Champs de Mars, home to the Eiffel Tower, are being “de-ratisized” in sections. “I haven’t seen this sort of situation in 39 years,” said Gilles Demodice, a manager in Paris’s animal pest control department, who has spent much of his adult life working for the city. Some rat-infested places cannot be completely closed, like the shrub-filled Boulevard Richard-Lenoir, which runs through a neighborhood with little green space and is beloved by mothers with strollers as...
  • Mo Dowd: Election Therapy From My Basket of Deplorables

    12/09/2016 11:13:01 AM PST · by seanmerc · 77 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 26 Nov 16 | Maureen Dowd
    Donald Trump pulled off one of the greatest political feats in modern history by defeating Hillary Clinton and the vaunted Clinton machine. The election was a complete repudiation of Barack Obama: his fantasy world of political correctness, the politicization of the Justice Department and the I.R.S., an out-of-control E.P.A., his neutering of the military, his nonsupport of the police and his fixation on things like transgender bathrooms. Since he became president, his party has lost 63 House seats, 10 Senate seats and 14 governorships. The country had signaled strongly in the last two midterms that they were not happy. The...
  • Pelosi holds onto leadership

    11/30/2016 8:54:00 AM PST · by rktman · 10 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 11/30/2016 | Mike Lillis
    House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Wednesday fended off a challenge to her long leadership reign, defeating Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) in a closed-door vote prompted largely by Donald Trump’s unlikely ascension to the White House. Pelosi got 134 votes to Ryan's 63 — winning 68 percent of the votes after declaring before the election that she had the support of two-thirds of the caucus. The victory sends a message that while there's a growing appetite for major changes in the party's leadership structure and messaging tactics, it's not strong enough to loosen Pelosi's grip on a liberal-heavy group...
  • Don't Rain On Her Parade: Barbra Streisand Strikes a Seductive Pose at 74 [WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGE]

    11/17/2016 2:53:01 PM PST · by seanmerc · 88 replies
    MSN.com ^ | 17 Nov 16 | Inside Edition
    Barbra Streisand has struck a sultry pose for the latest W magazine cover, showing off her incredibly toned legs in a pantless photo shoot. The 74-year-old legend wore only a white dress shirt, men's tie and left little to the imagination in the sexy snaps. "Strong women are, simply, women with opinions," she told the magazine.
  • Wes Pruden: "The Clintons and a long goodbye to Arkansas"

    11/16/2016 11:49:00 AM PST · by seanmerc · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 14 Nov 16 | Wesley Pruden
    This has been a bad year for dreams of dynasties. The Bush dynasty has been dismantled with Jeb, who was the first favored son, writing finis to the family dream of a trifecta. Hillary Clinton, who started plotting her path to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. when she was a law student at Yale, took a detour through Arkansas and if she still wants to be a president will have to settle for Wellesley, or Smith or one of the other Seven Sisters. But it won’t be anything in Arkansas.
  • Rats get excited, 'giggle' when tickled

    11/12/2016 9:17:27 AM PST · by nickedknack · 16 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | November 11, 2016 | John Johnson
    Freudensprungen! That, as the New York Times explains, happens to be the scientific term for jumping for joy, and a new study reveals that rats are among the animals that partake. The study, in fact, also shows that rats love to be tickled and that they burst out in the equivalent of rat laughter during the tickling.
  • Absorbing the Impossible

    11/09/2016 7:20:16 AM PST · by pabianice · 19 replies
    NY Times ^ | 11/9/16 | Dowd
    I sat watching in astonishment. The one who couldn’t bear to show up to concede was not, as expected, Donald Trump, but Hillary Clinton... When the Apocalypse came at midnight and the TV analysts — even on Fox — were scrambling to reverse their analyses and justify their bad polling data; and the stock exchanges had to temporarily halt the futures market because it was falling too fast, and the world was spinning off its axis, I called my conservative brother to see what the heck was going on. Advertisement Continue reading the main story “As flawed a candidate as...
  • Susan Sarandon: 'DNC is completely corrupt’

    11/04/2016 11:05:25 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3 Nov 16 | Mark Hensch
    Actress Susan Sarandon on Thursday tore into the Democratic National Committee (DNC), calling it "completely corrupt." “After my experience in the primary, it’s very clear to me the DNC is gone,” she told CNN's Carol Costello. “Every superdelegate is a lobbyist. The way that the system is set up in terms of trying of having superdelegates — you could win a state and not get the delegates. It’s crazy.” Sarandon backed Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) for the Democratic nomination. She said she still respects Sanders even though he endorsed Hillary Clinton for president. "Look, Bernie has said ‘don’t ever listen...
  • The people speak!!!

    11/03/2016 8:21:58 AM PDT · by TruthFactor · 15 replies
    self | 11/3/2016 | Sefl
    My dream last night. Everywhere, across this great land, I saw long lines at the polling stations on election day with everyone in line yelling "LOCK HER UP!, LOCK HER UP!, LOCK HER UP!!!!" MAGA!!!
  • Rush Limbaugh: "This Is Not What Happens to a Winning Campaign One Week Before an Election"

    11/01/2016 1:50:35 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 31 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 1 Nov 16 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I mentioned yesterday that, if you didn't know, you should know that they're in panic. In the deep, dark crevices of power, the Democrat Party, they're in abject panic. This is not where they were supposed to be. Trump was not supposed to be a factor. The election was supposed to be over months ago. But certainly this week it was not supposed to be in question. Hillary should have been... They're already planning inaugural balls and all the other trappings that go with victory. This is not where they wanted to be, and with the possibility Trump could...
  • JUST TOLD MY MOM I'M NOT VOTING FOR HILLARY CLINTON AND THIS HAPPENED ( very funny)

    10/29/2016 2:50:57 PM PDT · by GilGil · 53 replies
    Youtube ^ | 10/29/2016 | Youtube
    Watch reaction of mom when her son tells her that he's not voting for Hillary Clinton "JUST TOLD MY MOM IM NOT VOTING FOR HILLARY CLINTON AND THIS HAPPENED "
  • Stray cat patrol: Feral felines deployed in NYC war on rats

    10/23/2016 7:03:10 AM PDT · by Silentgypsy · 62 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | October 22, 2016 | Unattributed
    NEW YORK (AP) — Multitudes of feral cats roam New York City's concrete jungle, and some now have a practical purpose: They're helping curb the city's rat population. A group of volunteers trained by the NYC Feral Cat Initiative traps wild cat colonies that have become a nuisance or been threatened by construction, then spays or neuters and vaccinates them. The goal is to return them to their home territory, but some end up in areas rife with rats.
  • John Kerry Thinks Bush Rigged The 2004 Elect

    10/20/2016 12:24:12 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 33 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 15 Dec 15 | Blake Neff
    A profile of Secretary of State John Kerry published Sunday in The New Yorker reveals that, 11 years after his election loss to George W. Bush in 2004, Kerry still believes he was robbed via systematic fraud. The article itself, written by David Remnick, focuses mostly on Kerry’s efforts to achieve peace and democracy in the Middle East, but it also dwells extensively on his presidential defeat more than a decade ago. “In 2004, when Kerry lost the Presidential race to George W. Bush, who is widely considered the worst President of the modern era, he refused to challenge the...
  • Contact info for Sheila Jackson Lee and Jan Schakowsky regarding refusal to condemn Bill Maher

    03/09/2012 9:33:20 AM PST · by doug from upland · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | 3-2012
    NOTE: after seeing the YouTube, I could not resist contacting the two congresswomen. Maybe some of you would like to send them a fax with your opinion. FAX (202) 226-6890 Congresswoman Schakowsky: I saw the YouTube in which you refused to condemn Bill Maher for calling Sarah Palin a c*nt and dumb tw*t and for refusing to call on President Obama to return the $1 million that Maher gave to his SuperPac. Since it is apparently okay with you to use those demeaning and disgusting words against Governor Palin, I am going to presume that, if I wrote a parody...
  • Guarding Hillary’s health: How Hillary’s health problems make her unfit for the presidency

    10/17/2016 10:49:04 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 16 Oct 16 | Edward Klein
    Among all the recent WikiLeaks email dumps, perhaps the most important one of all has been overlooked by the mainstream media. In it, Neera Tanden, Hillary Clinton’s longtime political guru, warned campaign manager John Podesta not to raise the question of primary opponent Bernie Sanders’ health because it would draw unwanted attention to the hidden truth about Hillary’s health. [SNIP] Among Hillary’s friends, it is common knowledge that she suffers from tension headaches, sits with her feet elevated, nods off to sleep while studying her speeches, gets dizzy and has frequently stumbled and fallen at her home in Chappaqua. She...
  • Obama battles Bill Clinton ‘rapist’ protester: ‘This is happening everywhere’

    10/14/2016 1:34:45 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 70 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | 14 Oct 16 | Kyle Olson
    Barack Obama first tried to shout over a protester today yelling, “Bill Clinton is a rapist!” The president tried to ignore the protester at his Cleveland rally, powering through reading his teleprompter.
  • WikiLeaks dumps more John Podesta emails [Podesta claiming messages may have been altered]

    10/12/2016 10:01:53 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 26 replies
    CBSNews.com ^ | 11 Oct 16 | CBS/AP
    Hacked emails show that Hillary Clinton’s campaign was slow to grasp the seriousness of the controversy over her use of a homebrew email server and believed it might blow over after one weekend. [SNIP] WikiLeaks began releasing on Friday what it said were years of messages from accounts used by Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta. He has acknowledged his emails were hacked. Podesta warned that messages may have been altered or edited to inflict political damage but has not pointed to any specific case of this.
  • Half a Dozen News Sites Stop Polling Their Readers on Who Won the Presidential Debate

    10/10/2016 10:32:55 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 28 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 10-10-2016 | EZRA DULIS
    Half a dozen news outlets skipped posting snap polls after the second 2016 presidential debate on Sunday — most likely because Donald Trump touted his dominance of their polls after the first debate in September. The first presidential debate was a tough one for Republican presidential candidate Trump, but he publicly declared victory by citing a slew of unscientific online polls where respondents said he beat his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. The Daily Mail rounded up the results of many of these snap polls, as well, with a headline blaring “Trump won debate by a landslide.”
  • DNC prepping response if Trump gets taken off ballot

    10/09/2016 12:01:50 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 44 replies
    DNC prepping response if Trump gets taken off ballot By Marisa Schultz October 9, 2016 | 12:10pm Democrats had a clear message to Republicans Sunday who want to dump Donald Trump: You’re stuck with him. Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Donna Brazile said her legal team is preparing to respond to any efforts by Republicans to swap Trump out for respectable running mate Mike Pence on state ballots. “I’m sure my legal team is already looking at efforts underway, if there are any efforts underway,” Brazile told ABC’s “This Week.”
  • And now the season of October surprises [WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES]

    10/04/2016 12:26:50 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 22 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 3 Oct 16 | Wesley Pruden
    The season of “the October surprise” is hard upon us, but this year we’re getting the October surprise on the installment plan. There’s a medium-sized surprise with the morning paper every day. The New York Times delivered what it thought would be the A-bomb late last week, with the news that Donald Trump had used the tax laws to count losses against tax liabilities to defer paying $916 million in taxes. This October surprise was apparently meant to suggest that the Donald was either an incompetent businessman and couldn’t be the rich man he says he is, to run up...
  • Madonna Gets Naked, Joins Katy Perry in Supporting Hillary Clinton

    09/28/2016 12:21:09 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 78 replies
    Billboard.com ^ | 28 Sep 16 | Gil Kaufman
    Madonna has gotten naked more than a few times in her career. But this time she's doing it for a cause. On Wednesday morning (Sept. 28), the singer posted some politically motivated nudes on her Facebook page telling fans, "Living for Hillary. Yes I vote for intelligence. I vote for equal rights for women and all minorities."
  • Sean Penn Likens Voting for Donald Trump to "Masturbating Our Way Into Hell"

    09/28/2016 11:35:29 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 93 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 28 Sep 16 | THR Staff
    The actor shared his thoughts on politics and also joined Twitter for the first time. Sean Penn rarely makes late night appearances but he stopped by The Late Show With Stephen Colbert to promote the audiobook he narrated, Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff.
  • Swarthmore student called ‘white b*tch,’ told ‘kill yourself’ over op-ed that upset liberal peers

    09/27/2016 4:36:45 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 13 replies
    The College Fix ^ | September 27, 2016 | Jeremy Beaman
    Swarthmore student flees campus after bullying prompts safety concerns Reaction to a Swarthmore College student’s recent op-ed in the campus newspaper about the preppy liberal arts school’s need-blind admissions program has been so vicious and severe — cyberbullying, a message telling her she should have her tongue removed, a note saying “kill yourself bitch” — that the column’s author has left campus. Erin Jenson told The College Fix her Sept. 12 column in the campus newspaper, “The Admissions Office Doesn’t Care About Your Values,” argued that the same colleges encouraging students to challenge anything perceived as privilege do in fact...
  • Rats vanquished but smell lingers at Arkansas governor's mansion

    09/16/2016 3:58:44 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo News ^ | 9/16/16 | Steve Barnes
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Reuters) - Rats have been evicted from the Arkansas governor's mansion but the lingering effects of a rodent infestation, including noxious odors, require its study to be demolished and rebuilt, officials said this week. The rodents, in a non-partisan manner, have been a problem for former Governor Mike Beebe, a Democrat who served from 2007 to 2015, and for current Governor Asa Hutchinson, a Republican who has served since then. "You can walk in (the study) today and still smell the rat stench. It looks fine, but it's hideous smelling," current first lady Susan Hutchinson told a...
  • Did Clinton bring her personal DOCTOR to 9/11 memorial where she collapsed?

    09/13/2016 12:44:39 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 61 replies
    DailyMail.com ^ | 12 Sep 16 | DailyMail.com reporter
    Hillary Clinton is facing new questions over whether she brought her personal doctor, Lisa Bardack, to the 9/11 memorial where she collapsed. The Democratic candidate had a woman at her side throughout her time there - and as she was escorted away, the woman appeared to check Clinton's pulse. She also held Clinton's hand in a way which it has been suggested may have been some sort of neurological test.
  • Jury: A.G. Kane guilty of perjury, obstruction, all other charges (Pa's Hillary)

    08/15/2016 5:58:59 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 129 replies
    Philly.com ^ | 08/15/2016 | Craig R. McCoy Angela Couloumbis and Laura McCrystal
    Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane was convicted Monday of perjury, obstruction and other crimes after squandering her once bright political future on an illegal vendetta against an enemy. Four years after Kane's election in a landslide as the first Democrat and first woman elected attorney general, a jury of six men and six women found her guilty of two counts of perjury and 10 misdemeanor counts of abusing the powers of her office.