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  • Associated Press deletes inaccurate tweets on package sent to the Clintons

    10/24/2018 12:41:26 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/24/18 | JOE CONCHA
    The Associated Press deleted two tweets sent Wednesday morning reporting that "an explosive device had been found at Hillary and Bill Clinton's home," after the news organization concluded "the information was incorrect" and the device "was intercepted at a nearby facility." "Weíve deleted two tweets from earlier today saying that an explosive device had been found at Hillary and Bill Clintonís home," the AP tweeted to its more than 13 million followers. "The source who provided the information was incorrect. In fact, the device was intercepted at a nearby facility." The Secret Service said Wednesday it discovered a potential explosive...
  • AP, WaPo Backpedaling: Say, About That Blue Wave ...

    10/24/2018 11:42:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/24/2018 | Ed Morrissey
    As we enter the final fortnight of the midterms, the traditional Backpedaling of Prognosticators has well and truly begun. Politico might have gotten a head start on it over the weekend, but today both the Associated Press and the Washington Post play catch-up. Analysts from both outlets cast significant doubt on the existence of a ‚Äúblue wave‚ÄĚ despite months of media hype and Democratic expectations.First up ‚ÄĒ the AP, which scoffs at proposed Democratic gains in the Senate, and wonders about the new majority in the House: In the closing stretch of the 2018 campaign, the question is no...
  • Inflation, gas prices, tariffs squeeze consumers

    08/01/2018 10:21:50 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 22 replies
    Seattle times ^ | 01 AUG 18 | By SARAH SKIDMORE SELL and DAMIAN J. TROISE
    The price of a can of Coca-Cola? Likely going up. A package of Pampers? That too. Plane tickets? They also may be more expensive. These items and more may cost more in the coming months as people start feeling the effects of higher fuel prices and raw-material costs as well as a range of tariffs. Janette Hendricks said she has noticed higher prices on ďjust about everythingĒ in the past three months or so. Thatís put a little pressure on the recently retired nurse in Washington. So she goes shopping less often, ďmakes things stretch,Ē and she always shops for...
  • The AP: The Shadow Giant Bolstering Democrats

    07/13/2018 9:12:00 AM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 19 replies
    When conservatives consider media bias, they invariably jump to mainstream outlets such as the New York Times, Washington Post, CNN and so on. But what is often overlooked is the Associated Press, or AP, which indisputably has the biggest media impact because its stories run in virtually every daily newspaper and news network in the country including the New York Times and Washington Post, CNN and so on. People often complain about a story in the Times or Post or elsewhere, but it turns out to be an AP story. But that is only known by looking under the name...
  • Muellerís ĎPit Bullí Arranged Meeting With Reporters To Discuss Manafort Investigation

    07/08/2018 9:38:27 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 44 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11:48 PM 07/08/2018 | Chuck Ross
    Justice Department documents released on Friday confirm that the DOJ attorney known as Robert Muellerís ďpit bullĒ arranged a meeting with journalists in April 2017 to discuss an investigation into Paul Manafort.The documents show that Andrew Weissmann arranged a meeting with DOJ and FBI officials and four Associated Press reporters on April 11, 2017, just over a month before Mueller was appointed special counsel.Manafortís lawyers obtained the documents on June 29 and revealed them in a briefing filed in federal court in Virginia. The attorneys are pushing for a hearing into what they say are possible leaks of secret grand...
  • Sen. Burr Tells Supporters He Will Vote For Sanders If Cruz Is Nominee‚Ķ Then Loses His Nerve

    01/21/2016 8:31:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Red State ^ | January 21, 2016 | Streiff
    Earlier today it was widely reported that North Carolina Senator Richard Burr was not happy with Ted Cruz. That doesn't make him a special snowflake. Most of the practitioners of crony capitalism and Failure Theater in the Senate are not happy with Ted Cruz. But Burr was not content to merely take a number and get in line. Burr had to make a point of how pissed he was at the idea of Ted Cruz winning the nomination. (Burr's Heritage Action score is 45%, which is the same as arch-conservatives John Cornyn and Mitch McConnell.) Cruz has become such a...
  • SELF-OWN IN PROGRESS: Celebrities are nuking Trump over AP article on Obama-era abuses (TR)

    06/21/2018 9:49:11 AM PDT · by DFG · 22 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 06/21/2018 | Greg P
    This tweet from the AP¬ís Michael Biesecker is pretty bad, right? Michael Biesecker ‚úĒ @mbieseck BREAKING ‚Ā¶@AP:‚Ā© Immigrant children as young as 14 housed at a juvenile detention center in Virginia say they were beaten while handcuffed and locked up for long periods in solitary confinement, left nude and shivering in concrete cells. ¬Ö Unfortunately for the left, this article is about a lawsuit against the shelter that includes allegations of abuse of kids that happened during the Obama administration:
  • What's behind Trump's FBI spy theory?

    05/18/2018 2:27:54 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 43 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | May 18, 2018
    President Donald Trump and his supporters are circulating an explosive theory: The FBI, they say, may have planted a mole, or "spy," inside the 2016 campaign to bring him down. The unverified allegation has lit up conservative media and earned space on Trump's Twitter feed just as special counsel Robert Mueller enters his second year in the Russia probe. But where did the allegation come from? Like many conspiracy theories, it appeared to grow out of a less sensational truth: U.S. surveillance on foreign officials - a common practice in the world of spycraft - likely picked up what's called...

    04/23/2018 8:11:24 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 18 replies ^ | 4-23-2018 | Sara Dogan
    It is sadly common for conservative presidents and political leaders to be portrayed in a less-than-flattering light in the left-leaning textbooks used in public school and college classrooms, but a new volume on American history gives a new spin on the term ďrush to judgment.Ē Less than a year-and-a-half after taking office as Americaís sitting president, Donald Trump is already being maligned in the pages of an upcoming high school history text which insinuates that he and his supporters are driven by racism and that he is mentally unfit to serve as our Commander-in-Chief. Textbooks rarely receive a high profile...
  • AP, other Media seek access to records in Mueller Probe

    04/25/2018 1:18:32 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 25 replies
    MSN ^ | 4-25-2018 | Eric Tucker
    The Associated Press and other news organizations asked a judge Wednesday to unseal records in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, citing overwhelming public interest in a case they said was among the most important in American history. The news media coalition is asking specifically for transcripts of hearings in the ongoing prosecution of President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, as well as access to sealed search warrant applications filed by investigators. Any interest in protecting the integrity of the probe, which is examining potential coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia, is outweighed by the public's right...
  • To hell with it: Trump increasingly weary of staff advice

    04/09/2018 5:21:30 AM PDT · by McGruff · 27 replies
    AP ^ | 4/9/2018 | ZEKE MILLER and JILL COLVIN
    The speech was written. A cast of relatable Americans with emotional stories was standing by to reinforce the message. But President Donald Trump was in no mood to play along. ďThe hell with it,Ē Trump said, recounting the scene with his aides to a West Virginia crowd last week, Trump tossed the staff-prepared remarks on tax cuts in the air and ducked as the paper fluttered to the floor. ďI said, ĎThis is boring, come on.í Tell it like it is.Ē This president has never been one to stick to a script, but that abandoned speech illustrates a new phase...
  • President Trump greets World Series champion Astros at White House

    03/12/2018 11:50:56 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 3/21/2018 | Staff
    WASHINGTON (AP) ó President Donald Trump is honoring the Houston Astros for winning the World Series. The Astros used Mondayís day off from spring training in Florida to fly to Washington for the White House ceremony. Houston defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 7 last year to claim the franchiseís first World Series title. Trump calls it ďone of the greatest baseball games anybodyís ever seen.Ē Visits to the White House by champion sports teams once were highly anticipated, but they have become politically fraught in the age of Trump.
  • AP Reporters Use Misleading Stats to Throw Cold Water on New Tax Law

    12/24/2017 2:36:48 PM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | December 24, 2017 | Tom Blumer
    On Sunday morning, Thomas Beaumont and Nicholas Riccardi at the Associated Press did all they could to convince readers that the tax bill just passed by Congress and signed by Donald Trump isn't seen as a big deal and has no genuine enthusiastic support (even though they found some) among those who voted for him in 2016. They predictably claimed that the law bestows "its richest benefits on companies and wealthy individuals,' and employed a classic statistical deception to support that false contention.Here are the opening paragraphs of the pair's downbeat report, with the final excerpted paragraph presenting the misleading statistics (bolds...
  • AP Admits It Got Duped By White Nationalist

    02/17/2018 12:39:42 AM PST · by Enterprise · 74 replies ^ | 02/16/2018 | AMBER ATHEY |
    "The Associated Press is admitting that they were lied to by a white nationalist who claimed his group was connected to the school shooter in Parkland, Florida." "Jordan Jereb, a member of white nationalist group ďRepublic of Florida,Ē claimed on Wednesday that Nikolas Cruz, the shooter that killed 17 people at a Parkland high school, was a member of his group and participated in paramilitary drills with them. The Associated Press ran with Jerebís claims, leading a number of outlets to publish blurbs of their report." "However, Jereb later backtracked on his claims and said he was ďconfusedĒ because there...
  • AP FACT CHECK: Trump roars on Twitter about Russia probe

    02/18/2018 2:38:00 PM PST · by mdittmar · 27 replies
    ap ^ | 2/18/2018 | CALVIN WOODWARD
    WASHINGTON (AP) ó President Donald Trumpís Twitter cannon roared over the weekend as the latest turn in the Russia investigation seemingly placed him on the defensive. He denied he had ever absolved Russia of meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, despite his plentiful record of voicing doubts on that question.Resurrecting an old tale from the campaign, Trump also described a diplomatic transaction between the U.S. and Iran during the Obama years as a dark plot that should have been investigated by U.S. authorities. The transaction actually was money the U.S. owed to Iran from decades ago and one in a...
  • Amtrak didn't wait for system that could've prevented wreck

    12/19/2017 8:48:02 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 34 replies ^ | Dec 19, 2017 | Associated Press via Townhall
    <p>The rush to launch service on a new, faster Amtrak route near Seattle came at a deadly cost ó critical speed-control technology that could have prevented a derailment was not active before the train set off on its maiden voyage.</p>
  • Appeals Court sides with Associated Press in lawsuit against FBI

    12/15/2017 12:03:20 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 9 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Dec 15, 2017 | Kelly Cohen
    A federal appeals court on Friday sided with reporters and a press freedom group in a case that began years ago when the FBI impersonated an Associated Press reporter. The case stems from a 2007 investigation in which an FBI agent pretended to be an AP reporter during an investigation into bomb threats emailed to a Washington state high school. The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and AP filed a Freedom of Information Act in 2014 request to obtain more documents from the FBI and Department of Justice for more documents, which included information on the high school...
  • AP Claims Trump Supporters 'Confuse' LeVar and LaVar with No Examples

    11/25/2017 5:53:54 PM PST · by impetrio1 · 27 replies
    Black & Blonde Media ^ | 11/25/17 | Bob Parks
    If you do an online search with the headline, Trump supporters confuse LeVar Burton with LaVar Ball online, you'll see that many news outlets around the country republished the story because it originated from The Associated Press! However, if you read the entire "news" story, expecting to see examples of Trump supporters' online confusion between the two (the insinuation being Trump supporters are racists and see all blacks as looking alike), you would be disappointed because they didn't provide ONE.
  • AP Still Unsure Of NY Terroristís Motive

    11/01/2017 12:04:23 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 43 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/01/2017 | Amber Athey
    The Associated Press is insisting that investigators are still searching for a motive behind Tuesday‚Äôs terror attack in Manhattan, NY.‚ÄúInvestigators seek motive after driver in a rented pickup truck plowed down people on a bike path in NYC,‚ÄĚ the AP tweeted Wednesday morning with a video attached. VIDEO: Investigators seek motive after driver in a rented pickup truck plowed down people on a bike path in NYC.‚ÄĒ The Associated Press (@AP) November 1, 2017 The tweet is a bit baffling considering the suspect shouted ‚ÄúAllahu Akbar‚ÄĚ during the attack, a common Arabic phrase used by Islamic terrorists during these...
  • Vegas shooting doesnít change opinions on guns: AP-NORC poll

    10/21/2017 10:18:09 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 8 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | 10/20/2017 | Lisa Marie Pane
    ATLANTA (AP) ó The slaying of five dozen people in Las Vegas did little to change Americansí opinions about gun laws. The nation is closely divided on whether restricting firearms would reduce such mass shootings or homicides, though a majority favor tighter laws as they have for several years, according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. The massive divide on stricter limits remains firmly in place.