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  • Hopes for immigration deal fade as lawmakers trade barbs and denials on Trump’s use of vulgarity

    01/14/2018 4:41:44 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 58 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | January 14 at 6:07 PM | Mike DeBonis
    With the fate of hundreds of thousands of young immigrants in the balance, relations between key GOP and Democratic lawmakers turned poisonous Sunday over disagreement about President Trump’s use of a vulgarity to describe poor countries last week during an Oval Office meeting. Sens. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and David Perdue (R-Ga.) — who attended the meeting and previously has said they could not recall whether Trump had referred to “shithole countries” — on Sunday denied outright that Trump had ever said it. They suggested that a Democrat who publicly confirmed the remarks, Senate Minority Whip Richard J. Durbin of Illinois,...
  • As a Harvard Law Student, Barack Obama Said Becoming Donald Trump Was The American Dream

    01/10/2018 6:33:03 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 23 replies ^ | 5/13/17 | Aaron Mansfield
    In 1991, Obama, a 29-year-old soon-to-be Harvard Law School grad, wrote a paper with a friend, Robert Fisher, called “Race and Rights Rhetoric.” Obama summed up the average American’s mindset with the following sentence: "I may not be Donald Trump now, but just you wait; if I don't make it, my children will." This quote came to light following the publishing of Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama, a new 1,460-page biography of the former U.S. president by David J. Garrow. That law paper was previously unpublished. Here’s the full excerpt: “[Americans have] a continuing normative commitment to the...
  • Trump dissolves voter fraud commission after states balk at data requests

    01/03/2018 5:56:42 PM PST · by Coronal · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 3, 2018 | Samuel Chamberlain
    President Trump announced late Wednesday that he had disbanded his controversial "election integrity" commission and blamed a refusal by more than a dozen states to provide what he called "basic information." "Rather than engage in endless legal battles at taxpayer expense, today President Donald J. Trump signed an executive order to dissolve the Commission, and he has asked the Department of Homeland Security to review its initial findings and determine next courses of action," White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement. The commission, led by Vice President Mike Pence and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, had...
  • My thoughts on what will happen when NPV goes into effect

    01/03/2018 11:35:20 AM PST · by Mafe · 46 replies
    NPV was started back in 2007. Never mind that it already violates the law - as I understand states must get Congressional approval before entering into contracts that affect the federal government. So far, ever since 2007, the Democrat has won the popular vote in every presidential election and in every NPV state. When NPV gets enough states to reach 270, there will be a situation where one candidate wins the popular vote in a state but is denied the electoral votes from that state because of NPV. This alone would be enough to cause a lawsuit, and on top...
  • Roy Moore tries to overturn election because black people voted

    12/28/2017 7:57:11 AM PST · by Eddie01 · 112 replies
    Share Blue Media ^ | Dec. 28, 2017 | Matthew Chapman
    Losing Senate candidate and accused pedophile Roy Moore wants to void the Alabama election results, citing an "unusual" number of black voters. Some people simply do not know when to give up. One such person is rejected Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore. Faced with accusations that he stalked and molested teenage girls, as well as his views that women and Muslims should be ineligible for office and that America has not been “great” since the abolition of slavery, Moore lost a race that should have been completely safe for Republicans to Democrat Doug Jones, a former U.S. attorney and civil...
  • A grassroots Democrat effort (FYI)

    12/15/2017 7:35:56 AM PST · by Ge0ffrey · 11 replies
    One of my ultra-liberal friends on Facebook has linked to this group: Join an exciting grassroots movement writing fun, friendly election reminder postcards to targeted Democratic voters in key, close races across the country. We provide easy step-by-step instructions with addresses. You use your own cards and postage.
  • Surprisingly, Republicans and Conservatives Shouldn’t Fear a National Popular Vote

    12/12/2017 6:32:39 PM PST · by Mafe · 27 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | December 12, 2017 | Rachel Alexander
    Republicans are hesitant to switch from our winner-take-all state laws allocating electors to the electoral college to using the National Popular Vote. The National Popular Vote Plan would award all of a state’s electors to the candidate who wins the most popular votes in all fifty states. There is a fear that such a move will benefit Democrats, since Democrats won the popular vote even though they lost the elections in 2000 and 2016. But the truth is, Republicans are likely going to lose their ability to win the necessary swing state of Florida in the future, and they can...
  • Congress seems on track to avert weekend government shutdown

    12/06/2017 7:07:54 PM PST · by iowamark · 6 replies
    WTOP ^ | 12/6/17 | AP
    <p>Despite incendiary words from President Donald Trump, Congress seemed on track Wednesday to approving legislation that would avert a partial government shutdown over the weekend as all sides seemed ready to avert a confrontation — for now.</p> <p>Increasingly confident House leaders planned a Thursday vote on a bill that would keep federal agencies functioning through Dec. 22, and Senate approval was expected to follow. Even the head of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, whose members have been threatening to oppose the measure, predicted passage.</p>
  • 2016 General Election Editorial Endorsements by Major Newspapers [57 Shrillary, 2 Trump]

    12/06/2017 12:16:45 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    Top 100 Newspapers Based on Daily Circulation
  • Judging Roy Moore

    12/06/2017 11:24:30 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 41 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 12/5/17 | The Editorial Board Cucks of Wall & Broad
    A GOP victory in Alabama may be more costly than a defeat ....A Moore victory would keep the GOP Senate majority at 52, which seems to explain the unfortunate decision this week by President Trump and the Republican National Committee to endorse Mr. Moore. But victory would come at considerable cost. The Senate would be obliged to seat him, and the allegations would surely be referred immediately to the Ethics Committee, which is already vetting the sexual misconduct of Minnesota Democrat Al Franken. Depending on what the committee finds, there could be a vote to censure or expel Mr. Moore....
  • Roy Moore Rallies Southern Alabama: ‘These Are the Times That Try Men’s Souls’

    11/29/2017 9:20:57 PM PST · by blam · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11-29-2017
    THEODORE, Alabama — At a rally in a small church outside Mobile in Theodore, Judge Roy Moore—the GOP nominee for U.S. Senate—fought off allegations against him and rallied supporters to his side with two weeks to go in the race. Moore used the speech to frame the election as bigger than between himself and his radical Democrat opponent Doug Jones—whose leftist positions he exposed from the pulpit—and to set his campaign on track for the final two weeks of campaigning ahead of the Dec. 12 general election. Moore opened his speech saying, “On January 17, 1776, George Washington led the...
  • Thousands Of Alabama Felons Register To Vote In Last-Minute Push

    11/29/2017 10:12:27 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 40 replies
    AL ^ | 11/27/17 | Connor Sheets
    Thousands of felons across Alabama have registered to vote in recent weeks, according to Pastor Kenneth Glasgow, who is heading up a statewide effort to get felons to the voting booth. Glasgow's goal is to get as many felons as possible signed up to vote before the end of the day Monday, the deadline to be able to cast a ballot in Alabama's Dec. 12 U.S. Senate special election. "In the last month, I think we registered at least five- to ten-thousand people all over the state," Glasgow, president of Dothan's The Ordinary People Society (TOPS) advocacy group, said Monday....
  • Melania Trump Blasts Vanity Fair As 'Liberal Media' Over First Lady Report

    11/27/2017 4:11:50 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    Int'l Business Times ^ | 11/27/17 | Joe Difazio
    Melania Trump responded Monday to a Vanity Fair article claiming that she didn’t want to be First Lady, basting the magazine as part of the “liberal media.” “Once again part of the liberal media, this time Vanity Fair, has written a story riddled with unnamed sources and false assertions. As a magazine tailored to women it is shameful that they continue to write salacious and false stories meant to demean Mrs. Trump, rather than focus on her positive work as First Lady as a supportive wife and mother,” said a spokeswoman for Melania Trump in a statement to CNN. “As...
  • Puerto Ricans could transform Florida politics, and parties are taking notice

    11/27/2017 7:11:14 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 46 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | November 27, 2017 | by Carmen Sesin
    MIAMI — Grisel Robles arrived in Miami in late September, after Hurricane Maria flooded her house and wiped out the life she and her family had. Starting a new job and rebuilding her life, along with her husband and 6-month-old daughter, has left little time to focus on politics. But she is taking note of one aspect of the political landscape. "I have noticed who is defending our rights as Puerto Ricans," she said. It could very well be that Puerto Ricans like Robles are the deciding factor in the Florida Senate race and a number of other key races....
  • Trump: Roy Moore will 'step aside' if sexual misconduct allegations are true

    11/10/2017 1:40:42 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 154 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/9/17
    President Trump on Thursday believes Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore “will do the right thing and step aside” if the sexual misconduct allegations against him are true, the White House said in a statement.
  • A Humble Suggestion: One Year Anniversary of Election, Let's Donate $20.20 to

    11/08/2017 12:43:42 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies ^ | 11/8/16 | sff
    Mail: To contribute by mail, please send a personal check made payable to the "Donald J. Trump for President, Inc." to: Donald J. Trump President, Inc C/O Trump Tower 725 5th Avenue New York, NY 10022
  • PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION POLLS FOR NOVEMBER 3, 2016 [Hilarity From One Year Ago Today!]

    11/03/2017 8:16:48 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    NewsWEAK ^ | 11/3/16 | Lucy Westcott
    ....A number of Quinnipiac University polls released on Tuesday also put Clinton ahead in four key swing states. In Florida, Clinton has 46 percent to Trump’s 45 percent; in Ohio she leads by 46 percent to Trump’s 41 percent; and in Pennsylvania she leads Trump 48 percent to 43 percent. In North Carolina, Clinton has 47 percent support to Trump's 44 percent..... FiveThirtyEight says Clinton has a 66.9 percent chance of winning the election, compared to 33.1 percent for Trump....Clinton will win...293.9 electoral votes to Trump’s 243.
  • Fox News poll: Dems lead by 15 points on generic ballot

    10/25/2017 4:36:35 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 45 replies
    The (s)Hill ^ | 10/25/17 | Avery Anapol
    Democratic candidates lead by 15 points in a hypothetical match-up for the 2018 midterm elections, according to a new Fox News poll. In the survey, 50 percent of respondents said that if the election for Congress were held today, they would vote for the Democratic candidate. Only 35 percent said they would vote for a Republican. A year ago, the same question showed voters evenly split, with 45 percent saying they would vote for a Democrat, and 45 percent saying they would vote Republican.
  • African-American unemployment rate falls to 17-year low

    10/12/2017 2:05:36 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    The unemployment rate for African-Americans fell to a 17-year low in September, and the rates for all other major racial and ethnic groups also dropped.
  • The shocking US vote not to condemn the death penalty for LGBT people

    10/09/2017 1:14:07 PM PDT · by mikelets456 · 10 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/5/2017 | CNN
    (CNN)The past week saw two remarkable developments at the United Nations, and the world took notice of both. One was the passage of a resolution condemning the use of the death penalty as punishment for consensual gay relations. LGBT groups viewed the moment as a major milestone, what the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association called a "historic first." Celebrations, however, were muted. That's because of the other occurrence: The United States, until recently a leader in the global effort to advance human rights, voted against the resolution. Even though the UN Human Rights Council's measure does not...