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  • No Pushback! Politico Criticizes Parler for Lack of Censorship

    11/23/2020 6:42:59 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 36 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | November 22, 2020 | P.J. Gladnick
    Such is the era we live in that we are now being treated to the absurd spectacle of supposed journalists coming out strongly in favor of censorship. One such journalist is Politico's White House reporter Tina Nguyen, who on Sunday castigated the Twitter alternative, Parler, for their lack of censorship.Nguyen's outrage at Parler for daring to permit free speech appeared in "On Parler, MAGA’s post-election world view blossoms with no pushback."
  • POLITICO Playbook: What blue wave?

    11/04/2020 7:03:52 AM PST · by Red Badger · 10 replies ^ | 11/04/2020 06:21 AM EST | By JAKE SHERMAN and ANNA PALMER
    PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP and JOE BIDEN are locked in the tightest presidential contest in decades, with TRUMP threatening to drag the race to the Supreme Court. BIDEN is ahead by a sliver in Wisconsin, TRUMP is up in Michigan and Pennsylvania -- but it’s close, with plenty outstanding. Nevada is suddenly tight. Georgia is too close to call. We’ll get to this all in a minute. But let’s start with what we know: TUESDAY WAS AN ABJECT DISASTER for Democrats in Washington. To imagine the amount of soul searching and explaining the party will have to do after Tuesday is...
  • Politico Reporter: 'Most of Us Are Suffering Collective PTSD from 2016'

    11/02/2020 2:41:02 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 47 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Tim, Tim: you're not supposed to say this out loud on national TV! In what could be the most blatant admission of MSM bias witnessed in a while, Tim Alberta, Politico Magazine's chief political correspondent, admitted this morning that "most of us are suffering from this collective PTSD from 2016." Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • The Newsom children's return to school reinforces concerns from lawmakers that families who can afford private schools have a jumpstart, further widening the achievement gap.

    10/31/2020 8:49:34 AM PDT · by rintintin · 30 replies
    Mackenzie Mays ^ | Oct 30 2020 | Mackenzie Mays (Politico)
    Mackenzie Mays @MackenzieMays The Newsom children's return to school reinforces concerns from lawmakers that families who can afford private schools have a jumpstart, further widening the achievement gap. Newsom sends his children back to private school classrooms in California 2:05 PM · Oct 30, 2020·Twitter Web App
  • Politico Spins Biden Campaign Slowdown as 'Flips Script on Trump'

    10/27/2020 7:21:01 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 27 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | October 27, 2020 | P.J. Gladnick
    In rational times, the idea of a major presidential campaign grinding almost to a halt in the final week before an election would be considered as an example of a collapse or at least a major cause of concern over that candidate. This would apply doubly if that candidate's physical and mental stamina had been questioned. However, in the bizarro world of the 2020 campaign, this is being hilariously spun by Politico as a brilliant move on the part of the Joe Biden campaign. Yes, no cause for concern at all. In fact, according to Politico this campaign slowdown just...
  • VIDEO: Joe Biden Goes Into Hibernation for Final Campaign Week

    10/26/2020 9:57:54 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 16 replies
    YouTube ^ | October 26, 2020 | DUmmie FUnnies
    VIDEO Joe Biden is taking a looooong lid in the final week of the campaign and Politico magazine treats this as brilliant strategy. Yup! A great way to earn votes from people by completely taking them for granted in the final stretch of the campaign. Not giving enough of a crap for them to exert yourself by campaigning is a surefire strategy leading to the inevitable landslide ...but not for the candidate following that utterly laughable strategy.
  • Rudy Giuliani says alleged ‘Borat’ sting is ‘complete fabrication’

    10/21/2020 2:46:42 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 23 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 21, 2020 | 5:07pm | Emily Smith
    Giuliani said in a statement, “The Borat video is a complete fabrication. I was tucking in my shirt after taking off the recording equipment. “At no time before, during, or after the interview was I ever inappropriate. If Sacha Baron Cohen implies otherwise he is a stone-cold liar. “In fact, the NY Post today reports ‘it looks to me like an exaggeration through editing.’ As soon as I realized it was a set up I called the police. “This is an effort to blunt my relentless exposure of the criminality and depravity of Joe Biden and his entire family. “Deadline...
  • Biden: I Knew Hillary Would Lose Battleground States

    06/10/2017 10:47:34 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 66 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12:07 PM 06/10/2017 | Amber Athey
    Former Vice President Joe Biden said Friday that he knew a month before the 2016 election that Hillary Clinton would lose key battleground states. Biden made the comment during a closed-door appearance with Mitt Romney at the annual Romney-hosted E2 Summit, reports Politico. Based on his assessment of campaigning in those key battleground states, he said, he knew a month before the election that Clinton would lose them. Biden also stepped on Hillary just last month, saying he never thought she was a “great candidate” during a conference in Las Vegas. …
  • Ocasio-Cortez, House progressives warn Biden on corporate hires

    10/16/2020 6:32:53 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 13 replies ^ | By ALEX THOMPSON 10/16/2020 08:30 AM EDT
    WASHINGTON — The election is still 18 days away but Democrats are already drawing battle lines over what a Biden administration ought to look like. Left-wing House members including Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Katie Porter, Ayanna Pressley, Raúl Grijalva and candidate Jamaal Bowman along with 39 progressive groups signed a letter, obtained by POLITICO, arguing that no C-suite level corporate executives or corporate lobbyists ought to have Senate-confirmed positions in a Biden administration. “One of the most important lessons of the Trump administration is the need to stop putting corporate officers and lobbyists in charge of our government,” they wrote. “As...
  • MSNBC’s Jason Johnson: Trump ‘Raising an Illegal White Nationalist Terrorist Army’

    10/09/2020 11:55:15 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 64 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 09 2020 | PAM KEY
    Friday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Deadline,” MSNBC’s Jason Johnson accused President Donald Trump of “raising an illegal white nationalist terrorist army” to intimidate voters at the polls. Anchor Nicolle Wallace said, “I think what the foiled plot against Gretchen Whitmer maybe makes real is that the tweets are acted upon sometimes. Whether they’re cause and effect, I think that’s a question only law enforcement can answer, but there are dots that can be connected between the things he says and the things bad people do. I want to read you this from Politico. ‘Trump campaign ready to unleash thousands of poll...
  • Americans Increasingly Believe Violence is Justified if the Other Side Wins

    10/01/2020 9:13:35 PM PDT · by Mariner · 65 replies
    At the presidential debate this week, the Republican candidate voiced his concern about political violence—left-wing political violence. And the Democratic candidate likewise voiced concern about political violence—right-wing political violence. They were both right. Like a growing number of prominent American leaders and scholars, we are increasingly anxious that this country is headed toward the worst post-election crisis in a century and a half. Our biggest concern is that a disputed presidential election—especially if there are close contests in a few swing states, or if one candidate denounces the legitimacy of the process—could generate violence and bloodshed. Unfortunately, we’re not being...
  • Joe Biden gets nine-point poll boost in must-win Pennsylvania hours ahead of first debate as new survey shows just 14% of voters haven’t decided who they’re voting for yet

    09/29/2020 11:15:17 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 86 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 29 2020 | KATELYN CARALLE
    Just hours before the first presidential debate, two polls released Tuesday show Joe Biden with a considerable nine-point lead against Donald Trump in the battleground state of Pennsylvania as a vast majority of nationwide voters say debate performances won’t change their minds about who they’re voting for. A Washington Post/ABC News poll taken September 21-26 shows that 54 per cent of likely voters in the swing state plan to cast their ballot for the Democratic nominee compared to the 45 per cent who say they will vote for the president. At the same time, a national survey from Politico/Morning Consult...
  • Politico: 'Biden Is Hardly a Shut-in' Despite All His Lid Days

    09/28/2020 6:56:21 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 26 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | September 27, 2020 | P.J. Gladnick
    Politico sounds very worried while simultaneously trying to project not very convincingly that there is no real need for concern over the fact that for the first 26 days of September, Joe Biden has taken 11 "lid" days, i.e. done no campaigning. It is almost as if they are trying to convince themselves of this as much as they are their readers in Friday's worry bead article by Christopher Cadelago and Marc Caputo, "When Biden calls a 'lid,' Democrats wet the bed — and Trump starts mocking." Judging from the tenor of the article, perhaps the authors themselves could be...
  • Politico’s Pretentious, Error-Filled Hit Against Amy Coney Barrett

    09/24/2020 1:12:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 24, 2020 | Sohrab Ahmari
    It’s open season on Amy Coney Barrett, the appeals-court judge reported to top President Trump’s list of candidates to fill the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat on the Supreme Court. Barrett is a devout Roman Catholic and a member of an ecumenical charismatic community, so naturally, Democrats and their media allies are trying to cast her as Dangerous Theocrat. But the least they can do is get the facts right. Sadly, it seems that’s too much to ask. Witness Villanova professor Massimo Faggioli’s flatulent hit piece published at Politico Thursday. Faggioli charges Barrett with membership in a “Christian group with...
  • McConnell fends off accusations of hypocrisy over holding Supreme Court vote

    09/21/2020 4:26:46 PM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 34 replies
    Politico ^ | Sept 21, 2020 | Marianne LeVine
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pushed back Monday against Democratic allegations of hypocrisy over holding a vote this year on Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s replacement, arguing that historical precedent is on his side. Democrats are accusing McConnell and other Republicans of a double standard when it comes to the Supreme Court, citing McConnell’s 2016 decision to block President Barack Obama’s nominee Merrick Garland because it was an election year. But McConnell and Senate Republicans claim that 2016 was different because the White House and Senate were controlled by different parties... “Apart from that one strange exception, no Senate has failed to...
  • WisGOP: Democrats concerned Gov. Evers (D, WI) is a liability

    09/17/2020 12:25:24 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 9 replies ^ | September 17, 2020 | WIS Politics Staff
    [Madison, WI] – In scathing interviews with POLITICO, Wisconsin Democrats are ripping Governor Tony Evers for his weak response to the Kenosha riots earlier this summer. Evers’ sleepy actions led one Democrat interviewed to question, “Is he governing? Because it doesn’t feel like it.” Now Democrats fear that Evers’ feckless leadership might drag Joe Biden down in November. Meanwhile, Republicans in Wisconsin have built one of their strongest ground games ever during a presidential election year. Excerpts: Dems fear Wisconsin governor is becoming liability for Biden Natasha Korecki - POLITICO - September 17, 2020 Tony Evers pulled off one of...
  • Twitter's public policy director leaves to join Biden transition team: report

    09/17/2020 11:00:19 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 17 2020 | Sam Dorman
    A former Democratic aide has reportedly left his post as director of public policy at Twitter to join former Vice President Joe Biden's transition team. Carlos Monje left Twitter's Washington, D.C. office Thursday, according to Politico, after helping to host a fundraiser for the Democratic nominee this week. The outlet reported that Monje has served on Biden's infrastructure policy committee, although it's unclear what his role will be on the transition team.
  • INVISIBLE MAN? Joe Biden Goes Unmentioned in Politico Playbook

    09/16/2020 12:22:55 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 18 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | September 16, 2020 | P.J. Gladnick
    Has Joe Biden become so insignificant that he has become a non-person even at Politico which supposedly covers politics in-depth? We have already seen that Politico has become laughably incurious about why Joe Biden has taken so many "lid" days and now it appears that Biden coverage at that periodical of politics has shrunk to the point he has disappeared entirely in some sections, such as their Politico Playbook. Although Tuesday's Politico Playbook PM by Anna Palmer, Jake Sherman, Eli Okun, and Garrett Ross runs over 2200 words and covers a wide variety of political subjects, the number of times...
  • Politico Remarkably Incurious Why Biden Keeps Hiding, Putting Off Press, Calling 'Lid' Days

    09/13/2020 2:03:56 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 46 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | September 13, 2020 | P.J. Gladnick
    Imagine a presidential candidate taking an absurdly large number of days off right when the post-Labor Day campaign kicks off? Would that not be big news? Well, you don't have to imagine this strange scenario very hard because it is actually happening. The Joe Biden campaign announced that last Tuesday, the first day after Labor Day, would be a 'lid" day meaning Biden would not only not be campaigning but he wouldn't be taking any questions from reporters. This was followed by another day off the campaign trail on Thursday for Biden which is not to be confused by his...
  • Federal investigators declare Secret Service choke slamming photographer at rally 'reasonable'

    09/11/2020 8:43:45 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09 11 2020 | J. Edward Moreno
    Federal investigators determined that the Secret Service was “reasonable” in choke slamming a photographer at a February 2016 Trump rally at Radford University in Virginia. Videos emerged shortly after the event showing the photographer, Christopher Morris, getting slammed to the ground by a Secret Service agent in a gray suit, who was identified as William Figueroa. According to a classified Department of Homeland Security (DHS) inspector general report obtained by Politico, investigators found the “use of force was reasonable in light of the totality of the circumstances.” Among other reasons, investigators found that Figueroa was acting in self-defense amid the...