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  • Expert: Georgia election server showed signs of tampering

    01/16/2020 8:35:32 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 19 replies
    AP ^ | 01 17 2020 | FRANK BAJAK
    A computer security expert says he found that a forensic image of the election server central to a legal battle over the integrity of Georgia elections showed signs that the original server was hacked. The server was left exposed to the open internet for at least six months, a problem the same expert discovered in August 2016. It was subsequently wiped clean in mid-2017 with no notice, just days after election integrity activists filed a lawsuit seeking an overhaul of what they called the state’s unreliable and negligently run election system. In late December 2019, the plaintiffs were finally able...
  • US Election 2012: Mitt Romney fortune built with help from Robert Maxwell and Jack Lyons

    12/27/2019 8:06:12 AM PST · by grey_whiskers · 26 replies
    The Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | July 19, 2012 | Jon Swaine,
    Maxwell, the late owner of Mirror Newspapers, invested $2 million in Mr Romney's first private equity fund, which launched the controversial career in finance that the Republican presidential challenger now cites as proof of his ability to lead the US to prosperity. He was recruited by Lyons, a late colleague of Mr Romney's at Bain & Company and one of the "Guinness Four" who were convicted in 1990 over the infamous share-trading fraud at the drinks firm. Lyons and his family invested almost $3 million in Mr Romney's fund.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Boeing Executives Plotted to Stop Employee Bonuses to Keep Trump from Getting the Credit

    02/21/2018 4:30:38 PM PST · by Enchante · 57 replies
    Washington Reporter ^ | February 21, 2018 | Jacob Wohl
    Starting in late 2017, Boeing executives discussed plans to conceal employee bonuses or cancel them altogether in order to keep President Trump from getting credit, following the passage of the Republican tax-reform bill. On a series of conference calls led by Boeing’s Senior Vice President of Communications Phil Musser, Musser proposed and lobbied for canceling bonuses out of fear that the company may contribute to President Trump’s rising approval rating. Before Musser worked as a high level Boeing’s communications staffer in Washington, his employment history included public and media relations work for Mitt Romney’s 2012 Presidential Campaign and The Freedom...
  • [FLASHBACK: Sept 2018] Fear and loathing on the Trump campaign trail

    12/19/2019 7:32:50 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | September 7, 2018 | By Jonathan Allen (D-NBC)
    In the battle for control of Congress, President Donald Trump's weapon of choice is fear. At a rally for Republican Senate nominee Matt Rosendale in Billings, Montana, on Thursday night, the president warned his faithful that Democrats would raise their taxes, take their guns, block his wall, abolish the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, open U.S. borders, end Social Security and cut Medicare. He's also warned supporters this summer that the outcome in November could spell trouble for freedom of speech and religion and the First Amendment - and that if the GOP loses, violence could follow. The overwhelming majority...
  • NYT: They Voted Democratic. Now They Support Trump.

    11/26/2019 3:16:54 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 71 replies
    Two-thirds of battleground state voters who chose Trump in 2016 but selected Democrats in the midterms say they will return to the president next year. Midterm victories in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin gave Democrats hope of retaking the Rust Belt battleground states that handed the presidency to Donald J. Trump in 2016. Yet success in the midterms might not mean as much for Democratic presidential candidates as the party might think. Nearly two-thirds of voters in six battleground states who voted for President Trump in 2016 — but for Democratic congressional candidates in 2018 — say they intend to back...
  • Bernard Sanders: Stretch Limousine Liberal

    07/25/2019 10:11:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | July 25, 2019 | Rich Logis
    Show me where Bread Line Bernard Sanders has voluntarily implemented "democratic socialism" into his own life. You can't, because he hasn't. Ever. Politics is sales. Why should any of us buy what Sanders is selling if he himself won't buy what he's selling? Sanders wants businesses to pay $15.00 per hour to their employees, but some of his own campaign staff earn less than that due to the number of weekly hours they work. Now some of those employees are demanding they be paid what Sanders wants to force upon all business-owners. Sanders has responded by limiting the number of...
  • Democrats Caught on Film Trying to Register ILLEGAL Immigrants to Vote during Dallas Protests VIDEO

    04/12/2017 11:32:31 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 18 replies
    vidmax.com/news ^ | 4-11-2017 | moku
    This Sunday a march was held in Dallas, Texas supporting immigration to the United States. They are registering people to vote at Mega March 2017. Speakers calling for "change" and immigration reform. Asking people to participate in the next election. Chants of 'U-S-A' and 'Sí se puede.' Crowd chants: "Yes, we can!" -- There were some counter-protesters. Crowd chanting Trumps got to go. Trump supporter shouting you have to go and saying build that wall.
  • Microsoft demos end-to-end voting verification system ElectionGuard, code will be on GitHub

    07/21/2019 12:23:39 PM PDT · by dayglored · 40 replies
    The Register ^ | Jul 18, 2019 | Tim Anderson
    'Defending democracy' initiative to resist nation-state attacks Microsoft has demonstrated its ElectionGuard electronic vote system at the Aspen Security Forum under way in Colorado and warned that nearly 10,000 of its customers have been targeted by nation-state attacks.ElectionGuard aims to enable end-to-end verification of voting. Voters receive a tracking code and can check via a web portal that their vote has been counted, and, crucially, not altered. The portal does not show the content of the vote, protecting voter confidentiality. "It will not be possible to 'hack' the vote without detection," said Microsoft's Tom Burt, CVP of Customer Security and...
  • SCHILLING: New Legislation Would End Women’s Bathrooms, Changing Rooms — In The Name Of Equality

    03/31/2019 7:09:31 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 50 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 13, 2019 | Terry Schilling, American Principles Project
    Donald Trump Jr. is exactly right: when female athletes train their whole lives to be the best at their sport, only to be denied their rightfully earned victory — as well as opportunities for scholarship money — by men who enjoy the performance-enhancing advantages of XY chromosomes, it is indeed a “grave injustice.” But this week, Democrats have introduced legislation to normalize such injustice on a national level through an Orwellian twist of language, calling their bill the “Equality” Act. This bill would make sweeping changes to civil rights laws, replacing our cherished values of freedom and liberty with intimidation...
  • Petition seeks to rename Roosevelt Island, calls FDR ‘racist’

    08/27/2017 3:44:02 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 45 replies
    NYPost ^ | August 26, 2017
    Roosevelt Island should be renamed because of FDR’s “racist” decision to send Japanese-Americans to internment camps during World War II, a new petition demands. Franklin Delano Roosevelt — who led the nation through the Great Depression and WWII and told Americans they had “nothing to fear but fear itself” — is nevertheless unworthy of having his name on the 147-acre island that is home to 9,700 New Yorkers, those behind the petition claim. “To add injury to insult, the name was taken away from the Native American people who were slaughtered by the American settlers,” said Margarita L., who started...
  • McSally spoke with Trump, said McCain deserved respect

    03/21/2019 5:41:45 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 110 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 21, 2019
    LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Sen. Martha McSally (R-Ariz.) spoke with President Trump about the late Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Wednesday, after days of unprecedented attacks by a sitting president on a dead war hero. McSally, addressing reporters after a meeting with base commanders here Thursday, expanded on a tweet she sent Wednesday in which she called McCain a hero. The tweet did not mention Trump, and in her remarks Thursday she again refrained from criticizing the president. "I made it clear, I love John McCain. John McCain is an American hero. This state reveres John McCain, and...
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Makes Time Magazine Cover April 1st 2019 (No Fooling)

    03/21/2019 1:36:22 AM PDT · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 95 replies
    NY (Com)Post ^ | March 21, 2019 | Ben Feuerherd
    Freshman [Representative] Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will grace the front page of the April 1 [2019] edition of Time Magazine...The Bronx-native, who shook the Democratic establishment by defeating longtime congressman Joe Crowly in 2018, appears in a headshot taken by photographer Collier Schorr next to the headline: “The Phenom.” The story accompanying the front page, written by Charolette Alter, describes Ocasio-Cortez as “the second-most talked about politician in America...
  • VIDEO: DUmmies Think Trump Rigged Election Due to Narrow Wins

    02/27/2019 9:05:37 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 27 replies
    YouTube ^ | February 27, 2019 | DUmmie FUnnies
    VIDEO Did you know that a narrow election victory could be cited as evidence for rigging elections? That is what the DUmmies are now claiming. They even think that Team Mueller could cite the close margins of victory as evidence of Russian interference in the 2016 election.
  • Climate change putting Gullah communities at risk

    02/22/2019 7:03:07 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    NBC Local ^ | February 21, 2019 | by Brie Jackson
    The Gullah people are descendants of enslaved Africans and are known for their rich history and unique Creole language. But rising seas and estuaries, along with stronger coastal storms linked to climate change, are putting their communities at risk. In Washington, lawmakers are holding a series of hearings into the threat. “It is of great concern and grave concern to us,” said Queen Quet, Chieftess and Head-of-State of the Gullah/Geechee Nation. “We've seen those seafoods changing. We've seen less in certain stocks. We've seen where the catfish no longer flow.” Coastal communities are home to these descendants of slaves, housing...
  • Editorial: Attention Working Americans: Democrats Want To Hike Payroll Taxes By $1.5 Trillion

    02/15/2019 1:00:11 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | February 15, 2019 | Editorial
    Amid all the hoopla about Democrats wanting to raise taxes on the rich, they are quietly working on a bill that would increase taxes on every working family in America. Why? To fund expanded benefits for baby boomers hitting retirement. The Social Security 2100 Act would hike the combined payroll taxes paid by workers and their employers from 12.4% today to 14.8% by 2043. The bill would also apply the payroll tax on incomes over $400,000. According to the Social Security Administration, in the first 12 years alone, this would amount to a $1.5 trillion tax hike. Once the tax...
  • House intelligence chair announces sweeping investigation into Trump's finances and Russia

    02/06/2019 10:41:26 AM PST · by Magnatron · 104 replies
    CNN Fake News ^ | 6 February 2019 | Jeremy Herb and Manu Raju
    House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff announced Wednesday a broad investigation his committee would undertake "beyond Russia" into whether President Donald Trump's financial interests are driving his actions. Schiff said the investigation would "allow us to investigate any credible allegation that financial interests or other interests are driving decision-making of the President or anyone in the administration." "That pertains to any credible allegations of leverage by the Russians or the Saudis or anyone else," Schiff told reporters after the House Intelligence Committee's first meeting in the new Congress. In a statement, Schiff said the investigation would include a continued probe...
  • Texas Democrats caught between climate change and the energy economy

    02/05/2019 6:48:05 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | February 5, 2019 | by James Osborne
    Houston Democrat Lizzie Fletcher was elected to Congress last November as part of a progressive groundswell against President Donald Trump, winning over a stretch of wealthy Houston suburbs where the oil industry has long reigned supreme and Democrats had not won an election since the late 1960s. But within a month of her taking office, Democrats’ potential headwinds in suburban Texas are in full view as a proposal from the party’s progressive wing to rapidly shift the United States away from fossil fuels gains momentum amidst increasingly dire forecasts on climate change. “I don’t think it’s something you want to...
  • Washington Post details its investigation into Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax

    02/04/2019 10:30:41 AM PST · by csvset · 37 replies
    <p>Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax issued a statement early Monday denying a sexual assault allegation that appeared on the same conservative website that posted a racist photograph from Gov. Ralph Northam's medical school yearbook page.</p> <p>"Lt. Governor Fairfax has an outstanding and well-earned reputation for treating people with dignity and respect," read the statement from his chief of staff and communication's director. "He has never assaulted anyone - ever - in any way, shape or form."</p>
  • Washington Post pushes back on Fairfax denial of sexual-assault claim, publishes graphic details

    02/04/2019 12:53:56 PM PST · by conservative98 · 85 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/4/19 2 hrs ago | Alex Pappas, Brooke Singman | Fox News
    In its Monday story, the Washington Post acknowledged investigating the claims and deciding not to publish. But it said the Fairfax statement “incorrectly” claimed the paper found “significant red flags and inconsistencies within the allegations.” “Fairfax and the woman told different versions of what happened in the hotel room with no one else present,” the paper said. “The Washington Post could not find anyone who could corroborate either version.” The Washington Post didn’t name the accuser. But the paper said Fairfax and the woman met first met in Boston at the 2004 Democratic National Convention. Growing calls for Virginia Gov....
  • VA Lt. Governor Confirms Sexual Assault Allegation Against Him Exists, Says WaPo Spiked It

    02/04/2019 9:30:54 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 58 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | February 4, 2019 | By Luke Rohlfing
    Late Sunday evening, Big League Politics broke a story detailing an apparent sexual assault allegation against Democrat Virginia Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax occurring during the 2004 Democratic National Convention. Now, that reporting has been confirmed according to a statement coming directly from Lt. Governor Fairfax’s office. The statement, which calls the allegation “false,” reveals that the woman making the allegation had reached out to the Washington Post “more than a year ago.” But, according to the statement, the Post let the story die in darkness, choosing not to publish the story after a “months” long investigation. Trending: UPDATE: Stanford Fellow...