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  • Buzzfeed Pulls Out Of $1.3m Advertising Deal With RNC Over Donald Trump

    06/06/2016 3:23:18 PM PDT · by Cyberman · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | 06/06/2016 | Hadas Gold, Mike Allen and Alex Spence
    BuzzFeed has pulled out of an advertising agreement with the Republican National Committee over objections to Donald Trump's rhetoric. The buy was for $1.3 million, a source close to BuzzFeed told POLITICO. The source said that the main consideration was the site's employees – that BuzzFeed could not countenance "having employees make ads, or working at the company and having our site promoting things, that limit our freedom and make it harder for them to live their lives." Asked if the site would rule out any Trump advertising, the source said the specifics would matter: "In general, we have taken...
  • Ben Shapiro Betrays Loyal Breitbart Readers in Pursuit of Fox News Contributorship

    03/14/2016 4:43:28 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 38 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 3-14-2016 | WILLIAM BIGELOW
    LOS ANGELES — Former Breitbart News editor-at-large Ben Shapiro announced Sunday evening via left-wing Buzzfeed that he is abandoning Andrew Breitbart’s lifelong best friend, widow, hand-picked management team and friends in pursuit of an elusive contributorship at the Fox News Channel. Friends of Hamas could not be found for comment. Shapiro, a Harvard lawyer and member of the State Bar of California, apparently violated virtually every clause in his employment contract during an appearance on The Kelly File last Thursday evening. It was business as usual for the ambitious conservative gadfly, who is known to live on the edge, courting...
  • Breitbart Editor Ordered Staffers To Stop Defending Michelle Fields

    03/12/2016 7:58:41 PM PST · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 3/12/16 | Rosie Gray
    Breitbart senior editor-at-large Joel Pollak ordered staffers in an internal chatroom to stop defending Michelle Fields, the staffer who was allegedly manhandled by Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski.The internal Breitbart Slack chats, which were obtained by BuzzFeed News, put on display the tension between those at Breitbart who want to act like a publisher — defending their reporter and finding the truth — and those entangled in politics.“STOP tweeting about the story. Stop speculating about the story,” Pollak told staffers in one message, and reminded them that “you were given explicit instructions.”“You may wish to defend your colleague, and that...
  • YUGE NEWS! NY Times Says There’s Nothing on the Trump Tapes

    03/04/2016 9:14:42 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 172 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 3-4-16 | Jim Hoft
    The New York Times leaked off-the-record conversation with Donald Trump in January recently to Buzzfeed. Buzzfeed’s editor in chief Ben Smith wrote this week that Mr. Trump reportedly told the NY Times that his extreme position on deporting immigrants was fluid and developing. Senator Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio lashed out at Trump and immediately demanded that Donald Trump order the release of the off-the-record conversation.
  • Republican Combat Vet: Trump Is Openly Advocating War Crimes

    03/04/2016 9:25:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 269 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | 03/04/2016 | Christopher Massie
    Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois, a former Air Force pilot who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, said on Thursday that Donald Trump is openly advocating war crimes that would cause the soldiers who obeyed his orders to be jailed. “If you’re a private in the field and your major or your colonel orders you to do something that is a war crime, you actually bear responsibility, you can’t say that the colonel made me do it,” said Kinzinger, who is supporting Marco Rubio. “What Donald Trump, as wanting to be president of the United States is advocating, is a war...
  • The Craziest Political Prediction Article Ever Written

    03/01/2016 2:16:16 PM PST · by SatinDoll · 60 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | March 1, 2016 | Sundance
    It’s been right there all along; a sense, an instinctual sense, a gut feeling, since late June 2015, and in all the subsequent months, it just kept reoccurring – and with the passing of events, each time it became more and more difficult to dismiss…. Before getting to the heart of this entirely speculative presentation, and specifically because it’s so far out there that, well, if accurate, a litany of people will claim we had to hold some insider connection, we must restate and remind everyone – we have never had any contact with any entity from the Donald Trump...
  • Donald Trump Secretly Told The New York Times What He Really Thinks About Immigration

    02/29/2016 12:47:40 PM PST · by TheThirdRuffian · 241 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 2/29/2016 | Ben Smith
    The New York Times is sitting on an audio recording that some of its staff believes could deal a serious blow to Donald Trump who, in an off-the-record meeting with the newspaper, called into question whether he would stand by his own immigration views. Trump visited the paper’s Manhattan headquarters on Tuesday, Jan. 5, part of a round of editorial board meetings that — as is traditional — the Democratic candidates for president and some of the Republicans attended. The meetings, conducted partly on the record and partly off the record in a 13th floor conference room, give candidates a...
  • Mitt Romney: Demise of Legacy Media Empowering Conservative ‘Insurgents,’ ...

    10/21/2015 6:31:14 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 38 replies
    Failed GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney lamented that the demise of traditional media is empowering Republican “insurgents” and preventing establishment Republicans from compromising more with Democrats. As the Republican establishment is trying convince Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) 58% to run for House Speaker, Romney told David Axelrod on a recent “The Axe Files” podcast that the “extremes within our respective parties are having a louder and louder voice and demanding more attention” and “immediate action” as opposed to more “collaborative action.”
  • Ron Jeremy Is Supporting Hillary Clinton

    02/04/2016 12:03:28 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 67 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | Jan. 29, 2016 | Christopher Massie
    The famous porn star also likes TrumpFamous porn star Ron Jeremy told BuzzFeed News in an interview on Friday that he is supporting Hillary Clinton's bid for the White House, in large part because he admires her husband, former president Bill Clinton. "I got to shake hands with her husband," Jeremy said, noting his admiration for former president Bill Clinton's role in the Norther Irish peace process and his attempts to resolve the Israel-Palestine conflict. "A lot of it's because of him. When he was in office, she gave him a lot of advice. When she's in office, he'll give...
  • Shock PPP national poll: Trump 25, Cruz 21, Rubio 21

    02/04/2016 9:08:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/04/2016 | AllahPundit
    Cruz’s numbers here aren’t a shock — he’s been in the high teens and low twenties for awhile — but Trump hasn’t dipped as low as 25 percent in a national poll since November and Rubio hasn’t seen a number as high as 21 percent since … ever. That makes some righty poll-watchers nervous since PPP’s credibility has been attacked in the past. Not only are they liberal, they were the subject of a famous critique of their methodology by Nate Cohn in TNR a few years ago. If you’re looking to throw out this result, which no other...
  • Video of The Donald Opining on Libya in 2011

    01/19/2016 12:09:14 PM PST · by DCdude · 47 replies
    buzzfeed ^ | 1/19/2015 | Andrew Kaczynski
    Donald Trump often rails against U.S. intervention in the Middle East that topples dictators whose exits lead to unstable regional consequences like the rise of ISIS and other terrorist groups. But one intervention he has subsequently come to pan — the 2011 U.S. intervention in Libya, which led to the toppling of longtime leader Muammar al-Qaddafi — Trump once very loudly called for on humanitarian grounds. “I mean, look at Libya,” Trump said on CNN’s State of the Union last year. “Look at Iraq. Iraq used to be no terrorists. He [Saddam Hussein] would kill the terrorists immediately, which is...
  • The anti-Trump cavalry that never came

    01/15/2016 9:37:15 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 44 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 1/14/2016 | McKay Coppins
    Conservative groups and Republican donors were supposed to spend millions to take out The Donald before things got out of hand. What happened? Donald Trump was supposed to be negotiating a new Celebrity Apprentice contract by now. For seven months, it has been an article of faith among anti-Trump Republicans that the billionaire's calamitous campaign would eventually melt down on its own before things got too serious -- and if it didn't, they assured themselves, a cash-flush coalition of conservative groups, super PACs, and presidential campaigns would chase him out of the race. Attack ads would blanket the airwaves in...
  • McCain knifes Cruz: Um, I don't know if he's a natural-born citizen of the U.S.

    01/07/2016 2:50:29 PM PST · by Kaslin · 57 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | January 7, 2016 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Via BuzzFeed, this makes three big names from three very different sectors of the party suddenly questioning Cruz’s eligibility. McCain represents the establishmentarians; Rand Paul represents libertarians; and Donald Trump represents … whatever the hell Trumpism is. It seems we’ve reached the “any weapon to hand” stage among Cruz’s political enemies. Which is interesting in ol’ Mav’s case, since his 2008 campaign against Obama will forever be remembered by grassroots righties for his refusal to go kitchen-sink on O. In the end, I guess the “wacko birds” were the real threat all along. May the McCain/Paul/Trump alliance last a thousand...
  • Iowa's Three Possible Scenarios

    01/04/2016 7:38:08 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 17 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 1/4/2016 | Steve Deace
    Just four weeks from today, Iowans will cast the first official votes of the 2016 presidential election. And what was once a very crowded GOP field, with 17 people officially declaring their candidacies, is really down to only three potential scenarios. Let's assess the impact of each on the race going forward should it become a reality. Scenario #1-Ted Cruz Wins Convincingly And by convincingly, I mean with 35% or more, which only two Republicans have ever scored in Iowa's history (George W. Bush 2000 and Bob Dole 1988). With the combined strengths of his existing structure and the vocal...
  • Then they came for Trump: Peterson warns of what's next if left can take down 'The Donald'

    07/05/2015 10:47:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | July 5, 2015 | Jesse Lee Peterson
    “… Then they came for me, and there was no one left to speak for me.” – Martin Niemoller, anti-Nazi pastor Donald Trump set off a firestorm with his recent remarks about Mexico. Good, he’s hit a nerve. At his campaign kickoff announcement at Trump Towers, Trump said, “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you (gesturing to audience member), they’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.”...
  • A Guide To The Radical Left Wing Ideology And Flip-Flops Of Fake Conservative Donald J. Trump

    01/02/2016 7:04:44 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 67 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | Jul. 21, 2015 | Christopher Massie, Andrew Kaczynski
    1. Barack Obama Trump said in 2009 that Obama was “a strong guy who knows what he wants,” a person with “the mark of a strong leader,” and “totally a champion.” He even bestowed the greatest Trumpian honor upon Obama, saying, “I would hire him.”In 2011, while considering making a run for president, he placed himself at the vanguard of the “birther” movement, demanding that Obama show his birth certificate and fueling suspicions that the president was not born in the United States. 2. Hillary Clinton As has been widely reported, Hillary Clinton attended Trump’s wedding in 2005. Trump also...
  • Donald Trump Once Blogged That Hillary Clinton Would Make A Great President

    12/29/2015 10:18:40 PM PST · by TBP · 74 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | December 29, 2015 | Andrew Kaczynski
    Less than a decade ago, Donald Trump could be spotted on TV or in print gushing over Hillary Clinton. He publicly praised her health care plan (it had an individual mandate). He said he liked Clinton and her husband “very much.” He said she would do a good job negotiating with Iran. During the heat of the 2008 campaign, Trump took to his own blog to praise Clinton, writing that she’d make a great president. “Hillary Clinton said she’d consider naming Barack Obama as her vice-president when she gets the nomination, but she’s nowhere near a shoo-in,” wrote The Donald...
  • BuzzFeed Editor to Staff: It's OK to Call Trump a Racist

    12/09/2015 2:20:54 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 29 replies
    politico.com ^ | 12/08/15
    BuzzFeed editor-in-chief Ben Smith told staff in a memo on Tuesday that it's permissible for them to call Donald Trump a racist as a fact on social media. Smith wrote the memo in response to queries from staff about what was OK for them to post on social media networks such as Twitter or Facebook about Trump.
  • TV networks hold conference call to discuss Trump treatment (JournoList)

    11/23/2015 12:42:49 PM PST · by TroutStalker · 57 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/23/15 | Hadas Gold
    Executives from several television networks held a conference call on Monday to discuss Donald Trump's campaign treatment of the press, but no immediate action is expected to come from the first call, sources familiar with the call told POLITICO. Another call is scheduled for this afternoon. Representatives from ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and CNN discussed how embeds and reporters from outlets are being treated, including being pushed into media "pens." The Washington Post was first to report on the conference call. It's unlikely a formal unified message will be sent to the Trump campaign unless all the networks agree on...
  • Katy Perry's Dad Calls Daughter 'Devil Child' (urges prayer for her healing)

    05/05/2013 7:10:48 PM PDT · by drewh · 32 replies
    Katy Perry's father isn't sold on his daughter's pop star status. Preacher Keith Perry considers his daughter's come hither wardrobe and sexually charged song book an affront to the Lord. And he wants people to pray for his "devil child." Keith and wife Mary are currently touring American churches as star speakers. The pair show a video making Katy out to be a “devil child” who needs “healing.” Speaking in Santa Fe Springs, California, Keith ranted: “They ask how can I preach if I produce a girl who sang about kissing another girl? “I was at a concert of Katy’s...
  • Senate passes controversial cybersecurity bill Cisa 74 to 21

    10/27/2015 3:58:06 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 68 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 10/27/2015 | Sam Thielman
    Sam Thielman The Senate, ignorant on cybersecurity, just passed a bill about it anyway. The US Senate overwhelmingly passed a controversial cybersecurity bill critics say will allow the government to collect sensitive personal data unchecked, over the objections of civil liberties groups and many of the biggest names in the tech sector. The vote on Tuesday was 74 to 21 in support of the legislation. (snip) None of the Republican presidential candidates (except Lindsey Graham, who voted in favor) were present to cast a vote, including Rand Paul, who has made privacy from surveillance a major plank of his campaign...
  • "Million Muppet March" Descends On Capitol Hill (to protest Mitt Romney)

    11/04/2012 5:26:17 AM PST · by NYer · 41 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | November 3, 2012 | Andrew Kaczynski
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  • Tom Coburn On 2016: Cruz And Walker Not Ready For Primetime, America Wonďż˝t Elect Another Bush

    06/05/2015 8:07:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 06/05/2015 | Andrew Kaczynski
    Tom Coburn, the former Republican senator from Oklahoma says that Rand Paul scares him to death, Ted Cruz and Scott Walker are not ready for primetime, Rick Perry is not capable enough, and America will not elect another Bush to be president. Of all the candidates, he said Marco Rubio is his favorite. Former Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn spoke candidly about the current crop of Republicans running for president on Sirius XM radio Thursday, sharing some critical thoughts about Senators Rand Paul and Ted Cruz and Governors Scott Walker and Rick Perry, while heaping praise on Marco Rubio, Carly Fiorina,...
  • Over A Year Before 9/11, Trump Wrote Of Terror Threat With Remarkable Clarity

    10/19/2015 12:16:45 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 273 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 10/19/15 | Andrew Kaczynski
    In 2000, 19 months before Sept. 11, 2001, Donald Trump wrote extensively of the terrorism threat the United States was facing. Trump, who at the time was considering a presidential bid on the Reform Party ticket, went so far as to say that an attack on a major U.S. city was not just a probability, but an inevitability. “I really am convinced we’re in danger of the sort of terrorist attacks that will make the bombing of the Trade Center look like kids playing with firecrackers,” wrote Trump in his 2000 book, The America We Deserve. “No sensible analyst rejects...
  • Jackson wins GOP nomination for lieutenant governor

    05/19/2013 6:45:42 AM PDT · by 103198 · 128 replies
    Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | 5/19/2013 | 103198
    E.W. Jackson, a minister and attorney from Chesapeake, pulled off a stunning upset last night, topping six rivals for the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor. Jackson fended off a late charge by Pete Snyder, a Northern Virginia technology entrepreneur, capping an epic four-ballot battle at the Richmond Coliseum that lasted nearly 10 hours.
  • Chesapeake bishop surprises, wins Va. GOP lieutenant governor nomination

    05/19/2013 8:59:42 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Sunday May 19, 2013 | David Sherfinski
    RICHMOND — After Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II formally accepted his party’s nomination for governor and Virginia GOP scion Mark Obenshain secured the same for attorney general, it was a political neophyte who stole the show Saturday with multiple helpings of 11th-hour drama. Chesapeake Bishop E.W. Jackson, who mounted an unsuccessful run for U.S. Senate last year, emerged the wire-to-wire winner in the race for the GOP nomination for Virginia’s lieutenant governor at the state GOP’s nominating convention Saturday. It took four ballots and about 10 hours of voting for Mr. Jackson to emerge from a field of...
  • Rand Paul’s New Book Sells Fewer Than 500 Copies In Two Weeks

    11/06/2015 7:50:25 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 12 replies
    buzzfeed.com ^ | Nov. 5, 2015 | Andrew Kaczynski, Megan Apper
    Paul’s book, Our Presidents & Their Prayers, a 36,000-word account about the faith of U.S. presidents, had only sold 80 copies in the first six days, according to the BookScan numbers. Today the number of sales for Paul’s book stands at 440 through Sunday, according to sources with access to the numbers.
  • Rand Paul still isn't ready for prime time

    11/08/2013 1:46:47 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 7, 2013 | Philip Klein
    Sen. Rand Paul was supposed to be a more politically savvy version of his father, former Texas congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul. The senior Paul energized a subset of the Republican Party, but the younger Paul was supposed to be a more mainstream advocate for limited government and a non-interventionist foreign policy. The Kentucky senator has even been touted as one of the leading candidates for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. Yet time and again, he has shown why he shouldn't be taken seriously. The latest controversy surrounding Paul, which has been detailed in a series of stories at...
  • Rand Paul’s Brother: “No Difference” Between Rand And My Dad On Ideology

    04/19/2015 2:40:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    BuzzFeed News ^ | April 18, 2015 | Andrew Kaczynski
    “The difference is purely in implementation. If you had a philosophical discussion on what the world should look like, there would be no difference.”(AUDIO-AT-LINK) Rand Paul’s brother says that when it comes to ideology, there’s “no difference” between his brother, the Kentucky senator and Republican presidential candidate, and his father, the former congressman and three-time presidential candidate. Ronnie Paul, the eldest son of the former congressman and sometimes-surrogate for his brother, was speaking with libertarian podcaster Israel Anderson. He said that both his brother and father held the same beliefs, there’s just a difference in the implementation of how to...
  • Rand Paul: Confederate Flag “Inescapably A Symbol Of Human Bondage And Slavery”

    06/23/2015 8:52:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    Buzzfeed News ^ | June 23, 2015 | Andrew Kaczynski, news reporter
    “… I think to every African-American in the country it’s a symbolism of slavery to them and now it’s a symbol of murder for this young man and so I think it’s times to put it in a museum.” Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul says he believes the Confederate battle flag is “inescapably a symbol of human bondage and slavery” and needs to go. “No, I agree, I think the flag is inescapably a symbol of human bondage and slavery, and particularly when people use it obviously for murder and to justify hated so vicious that you would kill somebody I...
  • Ron Paul: Black Caucus Only Against War Because They Want That Money For Food Stamps

    02/25/2015 7:38:44 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    BuzzFeed News ^ | February 24, 2015 | Megan Apper and Andrew Kaczynski
    “They are really against war because they want all of that money to go to food stamps for people here.” (AUDIO-AT-LINK)Former Republican Rep. Ron Paul, the father of potential presidential candidate Rand Paul and a former presidential candidate himself, said the Congressional Black Caucus does not support war because they want that money for food stamps. “I was always annoyed with it in Congress because we had an anti-war unofficial group, a few libertarian Republicans and generally the Black Caucus and others did not—they are really against war because they want all of that money to go to food stamps...
  • Ron Paul On Paris Attack: Bad Foreign Policy “Invites Retaliation”

    01/07/2015 2:26:31 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 77 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 01/07/2015 | Andrew Kaczynski
    Former Republican presidential candidate and congressman Ron Paul says bad foreign policy is to blame for the Paris terrorist attack on the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo that left at least 12 dead and 11 wounded. “Well, you know, partially what the Secretary of State said is true — this is pretty obscene, when it comes to violence, and libertarians are pretty annoyed by anybody who initiates violence,” said Paul on NewsMaxTV’s Steve Malzberg Show Wednesday. “This is pretty bad.” Paul said the context for the attack, however, was France’s involvement in the Middle East. “But in the context of things,...
  • Ron Paul: “Good News” That Secession Is Happening

    02/19/2015 4:00:59 PM PST · by Mean Daddy · 67 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | Feb. 19, 2015 | Andrew Kaczynski
    Former Republican presidential candidate and congressman Ron Paul says secession is happening and it’s “good news.” Paul later predicted the states would stop listening to federal laws. “I would like to start off by talking about the subject and the subject is secession and, uh, nullification, the breaking up of government, and the good news is it’s gonna happen. It’s happening,” Paul, the father of potential Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul, told a gathering at the libertarian Mises Institute in late January. The event Paul was speaking at was titled “Breaking Away: The Case for Secession.” Paul said secession would...
  • Ron Paul: “Zionism Has Played A Role In Our Post-9/11 March Toward Empire”

    07/21/2015 4:30:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Buzzfeed News ^ | July 21, 2015 | Andrew Kaczynski and Megan Apper
    “The U.S. Empire received a big boost from the 9/11 attack.” Former Rep. Ron Paul, the father of presidential candidate Rand Paul and past two-time candidate for the Republican nomination himself, writes in his new book that he believes “Zionism has played a role in our post-9/11 march toward empire.” Paul’s book, Swords into Plowshares: A Life in Wartime and a Future of Peace and Prosperity, was released last Friday. “Zionism has played a role in our post-9/11 march toward empire, and its influence has encouraged extreme interference in the Middle East,” Paul writes in a chapter entitled “Making America...
  • Rand Paul: "Chamber of Commerce" Republican Can't Win.

    06/08/2014 11:06:01 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 37 replies
    Politico ^ | June 7, 2014 | Katie Glueck
    Rand Paul told GOP activists Saturday that the GOP can’t nominate another “Chamber of Commerce Republican” and expect to win the presidency in 2016. It’s time, he said, for a “libertarian moment.” “Chamber of Commerce is fine, I was a member of the Chamber of Commerce, but a Chamber of Commerce Republican is not going to win a national election,” Paul (R-Ky.), the libertarian-leaning senator and likely presidential contender, said. “I’m not saying we give up on what we believe in, but we have to expand what we believe in.” His comments came during an address to the Republican Liberty...
  • Hillary Clinton: I’m Not Comparing Putin To Hitler, I’m Just Saying He’s Acting Like Hitler

    03/05/2014 7:18:39 PM PST · by lbryce · 65 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | March 5, 2014 | Andrew Kaczynski
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton referred Wednesday to Russian President Vladimir Putin as “a tough guy with a thin skin.” Clinton was speaking at UCLA where she added she supported the Obama administration’s efforts to reach a diplomatic solution in Ukraine. Clinton reiterated comments she made at a fundraiser in California on Tuesday afternoon, where she compared Russia’s decision to issue passports in the Crimean region to the “population transfers” carried out by Nazi Germany before World War II. “The claims by President Putin and other Russians that they had to go into Crimea and maybe further into Eastern...
  • 9 Tall Tales From Barack Obama's Memoir (Illustrated and Annotated)

    06/19/2012 5:19:23 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 11 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | June 19, 2012 | Andrew Kaczynski
    Hussein Onyango, Barack's grandfather, wasn't really imprisoned and tortured by the British. The father of his Indonesian stepfather, Soewarno Martodihardjo, wasn't killed by Dutch soldiers in the fight for independence. Regina, a friend at Occidental who Obama writes about as a symbol of the authentic African-American experience turns out to be based on Carolina Boss, who is white. Regina was the name of her Swiss grandmother. Obama projected a racial incident onto his New York girlfriend that he later told Maraniss had happened in Chicago. Obama wrote that he broke up with his New York girlfriend in part because...
  • White House Memo Shows Obama Administration’s Painful Efforts To Defend Valerie Jarrett

    07/03/2013 12:05:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 57 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | 7/3/13 | Andrew Kaczynski
    A soon-to-be-released book by Mark Leibovich reveals in excruciating detail the White House’s efforts to defend longtime Obama friend and adviser Valerie Jarrett in the run-up to a New York Times profile that ran in September 2012. Leibovich, himself a reporter for the New York Times, got ahold of a White House memo titled “The Magic of Valerie” that included 33 talking points circulated throughout the administration. Here are the talking points excerpted in Leibovich’s forthcoming book, This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral-Plus, Plenty of Valet Parking!-in America’s Gilded Capital: The magic of Valerie is her intellect and her...
  • What’s Going With This Photo In Valerie Jarrett’s Office?

    07/01/2014 5:24:01 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 49 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 1 Jul 2014 | Andrew Kaczynski
    On NBC on Sunday, Meet the Press had a segment on Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett. “Our Cynthia McFadden was granted unique access and spent a day behind the scenes with Valerie Jarrett at the White House,” host David Gregory said introducing the segment. Strangely, inside her office is this photo with figures bowing before a picture of Jarrett.
  • Hillary’s immigrant grandparents: a dash of Tuzla? [The return of the fabulist]

    04/16/2015 7:21:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/16/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    You know the old saying: You can fly the candidate into Tuzla with her daughter under a hail of non-existent sniper fire, but you can’t take the Tuzla out of the candidate. Perhaps sensing that she needs a resumé enhancement, Hillary Clinton returned to fabulism on the campaign trail eight years after the Tuzla Dash, telling Iowans that all of her grandparents came to the US as immigrants. As BuzzFeed’s Andrew Kaczynski painstakingly details, she’s only 25% correct. Kaczynski picked up on this part of her stump speech about just plain folks working, emphasis mine: We are turning down...
  • Ted Cruz To Chris Christie: Your “Oppo Research Guys” Got The Facts Wrong When You Attacked Me

    07/07/2015 6:52:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Buzzfeed News ^ | July 7, 2015 | Andrew Kaczynski and Ilan Ben-Meir
    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz said Tuesday that fellow candidate Chris Christie’s “oppo research guys” got their facts wrong when the New Jersey governor attacked Cruz during a Fox News appearance. Christie, addressing comments Cruz made about not believing in “Republican-on Republican violence,” said on Fox News Monday that he didn’t “need to be lectured by Ted Cruz.” Cruz made those comments when asked to comment on Donald Trump’s controversial remarks on Mexican immigrants. “I find it ironic that Ted Cruz is giving lectures on Republican-on-Republican violence,” the New Jersey governor said on Fox News Monday. “The guy who put...
  • Trumpďż˝s Fake 2000 Campaign: Gun Bans, Single-Payer Health Care, And Taxes

    06/17/2015 2:44:37 AM PDT · by South40 · 43 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 16 JUN 2015 | Andrew Kaczynski
    Donald Trump also wrote about his “pro-choice instincts.” Real-estate mogul and now Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump briefly flirted with the idea of running for president in 2000 as a member of the Reform Party. Trump, who launched his presidential campaign for the Republican nomination Tuesday, published an outline of his positions in a book titled, The America We Deserve.((snip)) On guns: “The Republicans walk the NRA line and refuse even limited restrictions. I generally oppose gun control, but I support the ban on assault weapons and I also support a slightly longer waiting period to purchase a gun.”
  • Hastert Reportedly Paid Individual From His Past To Hide Sexual Misconduct

    05/29/2015 12:21:39 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 54 replies
    www.buzzfeed.com ^ | 05-29-2015 | John Stanton, Andrew Kaczynski, Evan McMorris-Santoro
    What We Know So Far Hastert, the former Speaker of the House, was indicted Thursday on federal charges of evading reporting requirements and lying to the FBI The Illinois Republican allegedly agreed to pay an unnamed individual $3.5 million for previous misconduct Source: Investigators considered including a second alleged victim in the Hastert indictment, but ultimately chose not to do so. A source familiar with the investigation told BuzzFeed News that U.S. Attorney Zachary Fardon considered but did not pursue additional charges against former Speaker Dennis Hastert, which would have included a reference to an Individual B, one of potentially...
  • Ben Carson’s former colleague: He told me the story about stabbing someone before he became famous

    11/10/2015 7:38:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/10/2015 | AllahPundit
    Another nice catch by Andrew Kaczynski and BuzzFeed to go with the old clipping of Carson’s mother telling a newspaper in 1997 that the stabbing incident most certainly happened. Nothing’s going to prove that definitively, but knowing for a fact that Carson was telling this story before he had any reason to (when he had every professional reason not to) is the next best thing. And every time one of Carson’s biographical anecdotes is tested and checks out upon close scrutiny, the impulse to believe him among those who are already well disposed to him and see him as...
  • Trump Says Mexican Immigrants Are Just Like “Hardcore Criminals” Castro Sent To U.S.

    07/10/2015 2:29:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Buzzfeed News ^ | July 9, 2015 | Andrew Kaczynski
    Trump also took credit for bringing to the public’s attention the death of a San Francisco woman killed by an undocumented immigrant. (AUDIO-AT-LINK)Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Wednesday compared undocumented Mexican immigrants to the “hardcore criminals” Fidel Castro sent to the United States in the early 1980s. Speaking on conservative radio, the real estate mogul addressed the controversy surrounding his characterization of Mexican immigrants as “rapists” in his presidential announcement speech. “A lot of people said, ‘Would you apologize?’ I said, ‘Absolutely, I’d apologize, if there was something to apologize for,” Trump told radio host Wayne Dupree on Wednesday....
  • Lindsey Graham: If Court Rules Marriage Bans Unconstitutional It Will Be Time To “Move [tr]

    05/05/2015 9:01:44 AM PDT · by C19fan · 41 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | May 4, 2015 | Andrew Kaczynski and Molly Ward
    South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, who is expected to announce a presidential bid, says if the Supreme Court rules same-sex marriage bans unconstitutional, then it will be time for Republicans to move on. Graham told Boston Herald radio on Monday that society is changing and a constitutional amendment defining marriage as between a man and woman is no longer possible. “Well, can you be for traditional marriage? Yes. Am I for traditional marriage? Yes, I believe marriage has stood the test of time between a man and a woman, ordained by God, and that’s — most societies have been organized...
  • Hillary Clinton Wrong On Family’s Immigration History, Records Show [She Made Up Story]

    04/15/2015 7:03:49 PM PDT · by rightistight · 44 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 4/15/15 | Andrew Kaczynski
    Speaking in Iowa Wednesday, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that all her grandparents had immigrated to the United States, a story that conflicts with public census and other records related to her maternal and paternal grandparents. The story of her grandmother specifically immigrating is one Clinton has told before. Clinton’s sole foreign-born grandparent, Hugh Rodham Sr., immigrated as a child. “Her grandparents always spoke about the immigrant experience and, as a result she has always thought of them as immigrants,” a Clinton spokesman told BuzzFeed News. “As has been correctly pointed out, while her grandfather was an immigrant,...
  • Trump’s Campaign Manager: We’ll Release Specific Policies When We Want To

    08/01/2015 11:19:25 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 88 replies
    BuzzFed ^ | July 30, 2015 | Andrew Kaczynski
    Donald Trump’s campaign manager says Trump has specific policy positions ready for release at a time and method of the campaign’s choosing. “Candidly? They’re all done,” Trump’s campaign manager Corey Lewandowski told The John Fredericks Show this week. Lewandowski said the mainstream media will not dictate to them how they should release their specific policies, reiterating that the policy positions are in place. “They’re done and we’re waiting for our schedule and we won’t be dictated to by the mainstream media to tell us what we should or shouldn’t be doing and how these positions should be put out front,”...
  • Photo Exclusive: When George Romney Met Saul Alinsky

    01/24/2012 4:52:04 PM PST · by BubbaJunebug · 37 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 1/24/2012 | Andrew Kaczynski
    In the wake of the devastating Detroit riots of the summer of 1967, Michigan Gov. George Romney — a liberal Republican — met the radical organizer Saul Alinsky to discuss the grievances of the urban black poor. Now Romney's son is fighting for the Republican nomination, and his main rival, Newt Gingrich, has made Barack Obama's alleged ties to Alinsky a centerpiece of his campaign.
  • Donald Trump Saved A Woman's Farm From Foreclosure

    08/22/2015 6:51:06 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 78 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 8/22/2015 | Mark Arce and Andrew Kaczynski
    It was September 1986, and Annabel Hill, 66, was facing an auction where she would lose the farm that had been in her family for five generations. Hill’s husband, Lenard, had committed suicide eight months earlier, 20 minutes before a scheduled auction, in a last-ditch attempt to save his property with life insurance money. The life insurance money wasn’t enough, covering only $175,000 of debts than ran in excess of $300,000, from two years of a drought that Hill said had ruined their livelihood. Even when several hundred acres of the 1,300-acre Waynesboro, Georgia, farm were sold, the now-widowed Annabel...