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  • The unlikely savior of Republicans’ Senate control?

    10/22/2016 11:08:44 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 41 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 21, 2016 | George F. Will
    In 49 states, when you order breakfast in a restaurant you might be asked if you would like pancakes or an omelet. In Wisconsin, you are asked if you would like pancakes with your omelet. Ron Johnson would, thank you. This Republican U.S. senator, who is burning prodigious amounts of calories campaigning for a second and final term, really does represent the hearty eaters who were fueling up at a Perkins Restaurant here on a recent Sunday morning. In 2010, Johnson left his plastics manufacturing company that made him wealthy enough to try, against his preference for the private sector...
  • ISIS executes 284 men and boys held as human shields

    10/22/2016 11:02:12 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 36 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | October 22, 2016 | Gareth Davies and Julian Robinson and Paddy Dinham For Mailonline
    ISIS have executed hundreds of men and boys having used them as human shields to defend against advancing coalition forces in Mosul. The terror group used a bulldozer to dump the corpses in a mass grave at the city's abandoned College of Agriculture. All 284 victims, including children, were said to have been shot. Some of the 550 families taken hostage by Islamic State were able to return home while others will continue to be used as human shields by retreating jihadis. Families have been waving the white flag in vain as terrorists round up villagers in an attempt to...
  • The 10 Most Vulnerable House Republicans

    10/19/2016 1:22:34 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 55 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 18, 2016 | Bill Straub
    Republicans currently maintain a substantial 246-to-186 edge over minority Democrats in the lower chamber – a 60-seat bulge. The 114th Congress began with the GOP holding its largest majority since 1931 – the final Congress before the Franklin Delano Roosevelt tide. Democrats would need to pick up 30 House seats to grab the majority and reinstall House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, of California, into the speaker’s chair she was forced to abandon after the 2010 Tea Party rout.
  • Senate races tightening up in North Carolina and Wisconsin

    10/19/2016 1:14:30 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 23 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 19, 2016 | Charlie Mitchell
    Senate Republican leaders on the homeland security and intelligence committees — the key panels with cybersecurity jurisdiction — continue to face extremely tight races for re-election just less than three weeks before Election Day. Based on independent analysis and recent polling, Senate Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C., and Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Chairman Ron Johnson, R-Wis., are in toss-up races, with Burr maintaining a slight lead in his campaign while Johnson appears to have closed to within a few points of his challenger after trailing by double-digit margins for months.
  • The House (Congress): 10 Most Vulnerable

    10/11/2016 4:09:14 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 31 replies
    Roll Call ^ | October 11, 2016 | Simone Pathé
    The last ranking of the top 10 most vulnerable House incumbents came out just after Labor Day, when polls showed a tightening presidential race. It's time for an update. It'll be several more days before polls reflect the down-ballot effects of Donald Trump's 2005 video comments about assaulting women. But even as Hillary Clinton regained the lead over Trump in national polls after the first presidential debate, the Republican presidential nominee has not yet proved a consistent drag on House incumbents, some of whom have done a better job than others at distancing themselves from the top of the ticket....
  • AP Exclusive: Job hunt substantial part of Bayh's last year (in Senate)

    10/11/2016 3:41:44 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | October 8, 2016 | Erica Werner
    Evan Bayh spent substantial time during his last year in the Senate searching for a private sector job even as he voted on issues of interest to his future corporate bosses, according to the former Indiana lawmaker's 2010 schedule, obtained exclusively by The Associated Press.
  • Young & Bayh In Dead Heat In New Poll (Indiana)

    10/11/2016 3:32:22 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 17 replies
    WBAT Talk Radio ^ | October 7, 2016
    A new poll shows that Republican Todd Young has pulled within a single percentage point of Democrat Evan Bayh in the race for Indiana’s open U-S Senate seat. In the latest poll, Bayh has a 42 percent to 41 percent lead over Young. That’s a statistical tie when the poll’s margin of error of four-percent is considered. Libertarian Lucy Brenton got 8 percent of the vote. The race is important because it could play a key role in determining which party controls the Senate after the election. As a result, the campaigns and outside groups have poured millions of dollars...
  • Kim Kardashian Wants To Go To Law School

    10/10/2016 4:34:39 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 54 replies
    Bazaar ^ | Sep 23, 2016 | Erica Gonzales
    It's never too late to have a dream career—just ask Kim Kardashian. The 35-year-old told Wonderland magazine that when she has more time to herself, she would like to pursue law. "If things slow down and I had time, I really wanna go to law school – just something I can do in my older age," she said.
  • Hillary Clinton Refuses To Apologize For Laughing About Rape Victim She Maligned In Court

    10/08/2016 9:53:17 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 53 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July a, 2014 | Jim Treacher
    Several weeks ago, the Washington Free Beacon unearthed the following audio of Hillary Clinton discussing a rape case she defended in 1975:
  • Senate Republicans surged in Pa., Ohio, but N.C. is tight: poll

    10/05/2016 3:16:03 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 35 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | , October 5, 2016 | Tom Howell Jr.
    Vulnerable Senate Republicans have widened their leads over Democratic challengers in Ohio and Pennsylvania, pollsters said Wednesday, though Senate contests in other swing states are dead heats or too close to call — buoying Democrats who say they’re gaining momentum after high-profile stumbles by Donald Trump and down-ballot candidates. The Quinnipiac University Poll said Sen. Richard Burr, North Carolina Republican, is tied with Democratic challenger Deborah Ross at 46 percent apiece, forcing the GOP to grapple with a closer-than-expected race in the Tarheel State. In Florida, meanwhile, Republican Sen. Marco Rubio’s lead over Democratic Rep. Patrick Murphy has shrunk to...
  • Poll: Katko Holds Sizable Lead Over Democratic Challenger

    10/04/2016 4:00:46 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 15 replies
    Roll Call Politics ^ | October 4, 2016 | Eric Garcia
    New York Rep. John Katko holds a significant lead over his Democratic opponent and is actually outperforming Hillary Clinton in his upstate House race, according to a new poll. The Time Warner Cable News/Siena College poll found Katko with a 19-point lead over Democrat Colleen Deacon, 53 percent to 34 percent. Furthermore, the freshman congressman draws support from 28 percent of Democrats in the district, while only 13 percent of the district's Republicans back Deacon. In the presidential race, Clinton leads Republican Donald Trump by 12 points among district voters, 45 percent to 33 percent, the poll shows. But that's...
  • Poll: Republican Tenney Leads Race in New York's 22nd District

    10/01/2016 2:37:09 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 14 replies
    Roll Call Politics ^ | September 29, 2016 | Eric Garcia
    Republican Claudia Tenney is leading in the race to replace outgoing GOP Rep. Richard Hanna in New York's 22nd Congressional District, according to a new poll. Tenney, a state assemblywoman, had the support of 35 percent of likely voters in the Time Warner Cable News/Siena College poll, ahead of Democrat Kim Myers, the daughter of the founder of Dick's Sporting Goods, who drew 30 percent. Upstate Jobs Party candidate Martin Babinec trailed with 24 percent. [Roll Call Election Guide: Ratings for Every Race in the Country] The poll also found voters displaying a mix of political views. For example, 63...
  • Dem candidate accuses double amputee vet of not being ‘man enough to stand behind’ ads (Florida)

    10/01/2016 2:29:03 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 26 replies
    Iowt Report ^ | September 20, 2016
    Things got ugly between two candidates for Congress when the Democrat accused his Republican opponent — a double amputee veteran — of not being “man enough to stand behind” his ads. Florida candidate Randy Perkins attacked Brian Mast during a meeting with reporters and it was captured on camera.
  • Evan Bayh, Long Popular in Indiana, Finds Comeback Unexpectedly Rocky

    09/30/2016 3:20:18 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 14 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 30, 2016 | JENNIFER STEINHAUER
    “I was going to vote for him because he’s Evan Bayh. Evan Bayh!” said Ms. Brown, 69, a Republican, who has fond memories of the Democrat who is seeking to take back his Senate seat after a more than five-year hiatus. “But then I saw all those commercials about all the money he made when he left office, and I think I am for the other guy now.” When Mr. Bayh, swimming in cash and latent ambition, decided in mid-July that he would take another run at his old job, Democrats were overjoyed. They believed that Mr. Bayh, 60, whose...
  • Colin Kaepernick: 'Let's make America great for the first time'

    09/28/2016 3:39:30 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 64 replies
    ESPN ^ | September 28, 2016 | Nick Wagoner
    Kaepernick had offered similar criticisms of Trump and Clinton when he first began discussing his reasons for his protest. Kaepernick circled back to Trump on Tuesday afternoon when the QB was asked what he thought of Trump's comments on the radio show. "That's a very ignorant statement, that if you don't agree with what's going on here, that if you want justice and liberty and freedom for all, that you should leave the country," Kaepernick said. "He always says, 'Make America great again.' Well, America has never been great for people of color and that's something that needs to be...
  • Trump Campaigns In Wisconsin, Brings Rally To Waukesha

    09/28/2016 3:29:41 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 20 replies
    WCCO Channel 4 News ^ | September 28, 2016
    GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump campaigns in Waukesha on Wednesday. His rally at the Waukesha County Expo Center will get underway at 6 p.m. Polls show a tight race in Wisconsin, where neither Trump nor Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton is hugely popular.
  • 'Muslims want to eradicate Christianity' and conquer Europe claims potential next Pope

    09/15/2016 3:40:49 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 31 replies
    The London Express ^ | September 14, 2016 | Zoie O'Brien
    Austrian Cardinal Christoph Schoenborn gave the unexpected warning on Sunday during a special celebration for the Church festival "Holy Name of Mary". According to the Archdiocese of Vienna, the Cardinal said: "Will there be an Islamic conquest of Europe? Many Muslims want that and say: Europe is at its end." He asked God to have mercy on Europe and to show mercy to its people, which he said "are in danger of forfeiting our Christian heritage." Cardinal Schoenborn, who is also the Archbishop of Vienna, explained that people could already feel this loss, "not only economically, but above all, in...
  • U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany's wife calls prostitution claims 'false attacks'

    09/13/2016 2:50:03 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 10 replies
    The wife of Republican U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany is defending him against prostitution allegations raised in a new book, describing "false attacks" that she says are aimed at disrupting his bid for a U.S. Senate seat in Louisiana. In an email sent to supporters Monday, Bridget Boustany suggests her husband's opponents are spreading the information, which she called "lies." Bridget Boustany doesn't use the word prostitution in the email, but she talks of people who have "called his character into question." "He's a good man, a loving husband, and an incredible father to our two children," Bridget Boustany says in...
  • Donald Trump leads Hillary Clinton in latest Ohio poll

    09/09/2016 3:41:53 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 46 replies
    The Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | September 8, 2016 | Jeremy Pelzer
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has a 4-point lead in Ohio over Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, according to a poll released Thursday. The Quinnipiac University survey marks the first time Trump has led an Ohio presidential poll since May. The survey found that Trump leads Clinton 41 percent to 37 percent among likely Ohio voters. Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson polled 14 percent, while the Green Party's Jill Stein had 4 percent support. In a head-to-head matchup, the poll found that Trump is ahead of Clinton 46 percent to 45 percent. The results show that Ohio's presidential election may ultimately be...
  • Judge denies 1st motion over Arizona's 5th District race

    09/08/2016 11:38:23 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 3 replies
    Answers 5 News ^ | September 6, 2016 | Paul Davenport
    A judge denied Tuesday the first attempted roadblock to an official recount in the hotly contested Republican primary in a Phoenix-area congressional district. Unofficial results from the Aug. 30 primary for the 5th Congressional District had state Senate President Andy Biggs leading former internet executive Christine Jones by only nine votes out of some 85,500 votes cast in the four-way race. Lawyers for Jones' campaign asked for a Maricopa County Superior Court judge to order county officials to delay certification of the results and take other steps to correct alleged errors. Jones' campaign contends the county should have counted votes...
  • Louisiana Senate Poll: Kennedy With Sizable Lead, Conservative Candidates Struggling

    09/01/2016 3:23:03 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 45 replies
    The Hayride ^ | August 31, 2016
    Q: The candidates in the election for United States Senate are a Republican John Kennedy, a Democrat Foster Campbell, a Republican John Fleming, a Republican Charles Boustany, a Republican Rob Maness, a Republican Abhay Patel, a Republican David Duke, an Independent Troy Hebert and a Democrat Caroline Fayard. If the election were held today for whom would you vote? John Kennedy: 27% Foster Campbell: 16% Charles Boustany: 13% Caroline Fayard: 12% John Fleming: 6% David Duke: 6% Rob Maness: 4% Abhay Patel: 0% Troy Hebert: 0% Undecided: 15%
  • Harry Reid and Koch Brothers Wage Proxy War for a Nevada Senate Seat

    08/30/2016 4:00:51 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 12 replies
    The New York Times ^ | August 30, 2016 | CARL HULSE
    Nevada’s Senate race could not get much bigger. It is the only real chance Republicans have to flip a Democratic seat. The outcome could seal control of the Senate. For those who have followed the intrigue of recent campaign cycles, it is riveting for another reason. The battle to choose a successor to Senator Harry Reid, the retiring Democratic leader, is pitting Mr. Reid and his home-state political operation against his archenemies, Charles G. and David H. Koch, the billionaire industrialist brothers whom Mr. Reid has spent the past few years denouncing as the avatars of dark-money politics. This is...
  • How the first liberal Supreme Court in a generation could reshape America

    08/23/2016 4:14:41 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 63 replies
    Vox ^ | August 22, 2016 | Dylan Matthews
    A liberal Court could end long-term solitary confinement. It could mandate better prison conditions in general, making it more costly to maintain mass incarceration. It could conceivably end the death penalty. It could uphold tough state campaign finance rules and start to move away from Citizens United. It could start to develop a robust right to vote and limit gerrymandering. It could strengthen abortion rights, moving toward viewing abortion rights as a matter of equal protection for women. If Donald Trump wins in November, this is all moot. But if he loses, as polls increasingly indicate, the dawn of a...
  • Liz Cheney Faces Wyoming Primary in Bid to Return to Washington

    08/16/2016 4:24:20 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 33 replies
    The New York Times ^ | August 16, 2016 | CARL HULSE
    Will a Cheney be returning to power in Washington? Liz Cheney, that is, a daughter of Dick Cheney, the former vice president, and the favorite in Tuesday’s crowded Republican primary for Wyoming’s at-large House seat. Ms. Cheney opted to try for the House seat being vacated by Representative Cynthia M. Lummis after Ms. Cheney’s 2014 Senate primary bid against Mike Enzi, the popular Republican incumbent, spurred Republican infighting and raised questions about her ties to Wyoming after spending most of her life in the Washington area. She ultimately withdrew. Ms. Lummis’s retirement opened the door for Ms. Cheney to try...
  • Citing Western Massachusetts drivers, Gov. Charlie Baker vetoes vehicle miles traveled tax

    08/15/2016 3:43:08 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 45 replies
    Massachusetts Live ^ | August 10, 2016 | Shira Schoenberg
    Citing concerns about the impact on drivers in Western Massachusetts, Gov. Charlie Baker on Wednesday vetoed a pilot program to test a mileage-based tax on drivers. "I worry a lot about the consequences of this for everybody from Worcester west," Baker said. "It feels to me like it falls into a category of something people really ought to know a lot more about before they head down this road." The Massachusetts Legislature sent Baker a road and bridge funding bill with a provision directing the administration to apply for federal funding to test a new tax on drivers based on...
  • Hotline’s Senate Power Rankings

    08/12/2016 3:39:36 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 14 replies
    National Journal ^ | Aug. 10, 2016, | Andrea Drusch and Kyle Trygstad
    1. Illinois—Mark Kirk (R) (Pre­vi­ous rank­ing: 1) The real­ity for Kirk is that he may be the most out­spokenly anti-Trump Re­pub­lic­an in­cum­bent in the coun­try, and yet he still prob­ably can’t pre­vail if Trump’s per­cent­age of the vote falls too far. With Trump’s num­bers tailspin­ning na­tion­ally, the Demo­crat­ic lean of the state is likely to be too much for Kirk to over­come. Still, his cam­paign is hop­ing to be­ne­fit from the ab­sence of fa­vor­ite son Barack Obama at the top of the tick­et. 2. Wis­con­sin—Ron John­son (R) (2) John­son made an un­con­ven­tion­al de­cision to speak on stage last month at...
  • Media justify anti-Trump bias, claim he's too 'dangerous' for normal rules

    08/10/2016 2:51:40 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 09, 2016 | Howard Kurtz
    The media’s legions of Trump-bashers are finally acknowledging the obvious. And trying their best to justify it. But there’s one problem: Tilting against one candidate in a presidential election can’t be justified. This is not a defense of Donald Trump, who has been at war with much of the press since he got in the race. Too many people think if you criticize the way the billionaire is being covered, you are somehow backing Trump. And it’s not about the commentators, on the right as well as the left, who are savaging Trump, since they are paid for their opinions....
  • A look at California's most interesting legislative races

    08/09/2016 4:20:05 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 5 replies
    All 80 seats up for grabs in the California Assembly and half the 40 Senate positions, but the interest is focused most intensely on a handful of races with the potential to alter the balance of power in Capitol. Among the most interesting legislative races:
  • Trump Thanks Paul Ryan's House Challenger For Supporting Him In Khan Dispute

    08/03/2016 3:17:46 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 29 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | August 2, 2016 | Amita Kelly
    Rep. Paul Ryan is a powerful member of Congress — he's House speaker serving his ninth term, and up for re-election. But some persuasive forces — including GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump and conservative pundit Ann Coulter — are expressing support for his Wisconsin primary opponent Paul Nehlen. The state holds its Republican primary next Tuesday, Aug. 9.
  • Democrats make a play to turn Arizona blue

    08/02/2016 4:10:48 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 29 replies
    Politico ^ | August 2, 2016 | Theodoric Meyer
    On Tuesday, Trump’s campaign is dispatching vice-presidential nominee Mike Pence to the state for two public events, a tangible sign of Republicans’ concern that Arizona could be competitive this year — while local Democrats, thinking along the same lines, are intensely lobbying Hillary Clinton’s campaign and national Democratic groups for the resources to help make it happen. Prominent Arizona Democrats have been urging Bill Clinton to press the campaign to direct more money into the rapidly changing, Hispanic-heavy state, which he carried in 1996, the last time it went Democratic in a presidential election. They continued that push with officials...
  • Worried GOP tells Trump: Get on message

    08/02/2016 3:56:36 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 57 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 2, 2016 | Jonathan Easley
    Republicans worried that Donald Trump has squandered a critical stretch of the campaign are urging the candidate to return his focus to the issues that won him the Republican presidential nomination. Trump’s supporters say he too easily falls into traps set by Democrats and the media, and has allowed himself to be blown off course with fewer than 100 days to go before the election. There is still time to turn things around, they say, but the candidate must stay true to his message of improving the lives of working-class people and rooting out government corruption and the influence of...
  • Trump memo calls for ‘urgent pivot’ from Khan controversy

    08/02/2016 3:47:53 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 2, 2016 | Scott Wong
    Donald Trump’s campaign sent out an email to surrogates this week titled “URGENT PIVOT” as the campaign seeks to control the damage from Trump’s war of words with the parents of a Muslim U.S. Army captain killed in Iraq. The memo, obtained by The Hill, asks surrogates on Capitol Hill to coordinate messaging and push back on attacks on Trump. All — As usual, the media is working against our efforts and our messaging specifically as it relates to the tragic death of Capt. Humayun Khan,” Scott Mason, Trump’s director of congressional affairs, wrote. “We are asking you to review...
  • Darryl Glenn explains 1983 assault charge that was dropped (Colorado)

    08/01/2016 4:53:06 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 12 replies
    KRDO News ^ | July 28, 2016
    Colorado U.S. Senate candidate Darryl Glenn says he was defending his mother against an abusive father in a 1983 altercation that led to a misdemeanor assault charge against Glenn. Glenn, the Republican challenger to Democrat Michael Bennet, had previously denied he was arrested when asked about the charge by The Denver Post, which reported his statement on Thursday. The charge against the then-18-year-old Glenn was dropped. Glenn said he did not remember the incident until he spoke this week to his mother about it.
  • CNN probably regrets polling viewers after Trump’s RNC speech because, well… WOW

    07/23/2016 2:46:53 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 60 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | July 22, 2016 | John Binder
    For viewers, a whopping 57 percent said they had a “very positive” reaction to the speech, while only 24 percent said the speech had a “negative effect.” Even more incredible for Trump was that 73 percent of viewers said the policies proposed in the speech would move the country in the “right direction,” with only 24 percent saying otherwise. The speech left 56 percent of viewers saying they are “more likely” to vote for Trump.
  • BREAKING: Clinton Foundation Employee Arrested in Cairo… Chilling Past Exposed

    07/23/2016 2:43:53 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 67 replies
    World News ^ | June 19, 2016
    Gehad el-Haddad, a top communications official for the Muslim Brotherhood, was seized by Egyptian security forces over his loyalty to former President Mohamed Morsi. However, it’s his previous job that has Americans concerned. Prior to his stint as a senior Brotherhood official and adviser to Morsi, el-Haddad reportedly served for five years as a top official at the Clinton Foundation, a nonprofit group founded by former President Bill Clinton. El-Haddad was the face of the Muslim Brotherhood and became well-known for supporting the organization’s crackdown on civil liberties in Egypt as part of their Islamist agenda. He achieved this role...
  • Hillary Clinton’s Lead Has Shrunk, but She Still Has an Edge

    07/14/2016 3:24:09 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 23 replies
    The New York Times ^ | JULY 14, 2016 | NATE COHN and TONI MONKOVIC
    Nate Cohn, The Upshot’s elections analyst, based in Washington, and Toni Monkovic, an Upshot editor in New York, discussed a big day of polling results, posting a lightly edited transcript of their written exchange. Toni After a quiet period, the polls poured in over 24 hours. What are the big takeaways? Nate I think the quick ones are that Hillary Clinton’s standing has deteriorated a bit since last month, but that she still has an advantage. Toni Let’s start by looking at the bad news for her. The first polls of the day, from Quinnipiac, probably panicked a lot of...
  • What a Pence VP pick would mean for Indiana’s race for governor

    07/14/2016 3:18:19 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 23 replies
    Fox News, Channel 59 ^ | July 14, 2016 | Jessica Hayes
    If Mike Pence is chosen, he must drop out of the Indiana governor’s race. Indiana law does not allow a candidate’s name to appear on both the gubernatorial ballot and vice presidential ballot. To do that, either Pence or his lawyer must deliver that paperwork to the Secretary of State’s office by noon on Friday. Then, anyone else who wants to run for the governor’s seat will have the same Friday noon deadline to formally add their name. The Republican Party Committee then has 30 days to name a replacement candidate for the governor's race. A 12-vote majority of the...
  • Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has crossed way, way over the line (liberal editorial)

    07/13/2016 3:27:29 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 69 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | July 12, 2016 | Daniel Drenzner
    I cannot see any possible defense of what Ginsburg did, given that she violated Canon 5 of the Code of Conduct for United States Judges. Supreme Court Justices are not strictly bound by that code, but they nonetheless act as exemplars for the rest of the judiciary, and this canon seems pretty important. She should repair the damage and apologize for her remarks as soon as possible.
  • Fundamentally Transformed: Have we reached a point of no return?

    07/12/2016 4:25:02 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 45 replies
    National Review ^ | July 12, 2016 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The only hope for history’s rare multiracial, multiethnic, and multireligious nations is to adopt a common culture, one that artificially suppresses the natural instinct of humans to identify first with their particular tribe. America, in the logical spirit of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, was exceptional among modern societies in slowly evolving from its original, largely European immigrant population to a 21st-century assimilated, integrated, and intermarried multiracial society, in which religious and racial affiliations were incidental, not essential, to one’s public character and identity. But such a bold experiment was always tenuous and against the cruel grain of...
  • Trump Victory in Pennsylvania Hinges on 10 Counties, Experts Say

    07/06/2016 4:26:56 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 11 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | July 06, 2016 | Salena Zito
    Western Pennsylvania has been the driving force in the state becoming more Republican said Henry Olsen, a Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center. Olsen said voting patterns of former union Democrats displaced by trade deals and environmental regulations that impacted the coal industry contributed to the rightward push. “If you look at the coal county of Greene, the person who is not looking closely says, ‘Oh well, Romney carried it by huge margins, so how can that make a difference for Trump?' Well he did, except potential turnout was down by 10 percentage points,” Olson said. “If...
  • Willie Horton Revisited

    06/30/2016 3:46:29 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 21 replies
    The Marshall Project ^ | March 13, 2015 | Beth Schwartzapfel and Bill Keller
    One of the first things William Horton said to me, when we first talked on the phone in September of 2014, was that he wanted to apologize to Dukakis for “the role I played in him losing the election.”
  • Tebow hate reaches new low

    06/30/2016 3:09:23 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 66 replies
    The Orlando Sentinal ^ | June 29, 2016 | David Whitley
    id you hear the latest about Tim Tebow? He prayed with a woman as her husband was dying from a heart attack during an airplane flight. Isn't that disgusting? "I think I'm going to throw up," one commenter wrote. There have been thousands more like that posted on websites that carried that story. They should provide plenty of material for psychiatrists studying Tebow Derangement Syndrome (TDS). The malady triggers foaming at the mouth among two groups. One believes Tebow would be a great pro quarterback if only the anti-Christian NFL hadn't blackballed him. That has waned a bit as Tebow...
  • Thoughts on polls vs. outcomes

    06/29/2016 3:10:08 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 10 replies
    Face to Face ^ | June 29, 2016
    These undecided voters are really just uneasy about voting for Trump. They are closer to his orbit than Crooked Hillary's, but they're sensitive about bumpy rides. Some times they'll drift closer, sometimes get cold feet, then come back again, etc. Every pressure imaginable is pushing them away 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. And despite that, they aren't being converted into higher numbers for Hillary. Her numbers are fairly flat, while Trump's numbers will rise and fall periodically, as his sensitive voters vacillate about joining the bumpy ride. Ultimately, then, most of these undecideds will vote Trump.
  • Democrats Select First Transgender Nominees in Colorado and Utah

    06/29/2016 2:50:51 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 59 replies
    Roll Call ^ | June 29, 2016 | Eric Garcia
    Democrats in Utah and Colorado will have their first transgender nominees in the general election. In Utah, Misty Snow, a resident of Salt Lake City, outpaced marriage counselor Jonathan Swinton by almost 19 points, earning the right to take on Republican Sen. Mike Lee in November. Snow said her platform is inspired by Vermont independent Sen. Bernie Sanders. She supports a $15 minimum wage, paid family leave and criminal justice reform. In a statement after her win, Snow remarked on the nature of the campaign. "While I’m not running on the basis of being a trans woman, my experiences as...
  • Alabama Councilwoman Thinks Funding A Holocaust Memorial is Racist

    06/28/2016 4:23:37 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 99 replies
    Town Hall ^ | June 23, 2016 | Christine Rousselle
    Some strange news out of Birmingham, Alabama, where City Councilwoman Sheila Tyson went on a bizarre rant questioning why the city would help fund a Holocaust memorial, as it would honor people who are dead. According to Tyson, the city's contribution to the memorial (which amounted to paying for the removal of existing structures) is questionable as the city cannot fund the renovation of Shadow Lawn Cemetery, an older cemetery in the town. "Dead is dead," said Tyson, referring to the victims of the Holocaust. Tyson also referred to Shadow Lawn Cemetery as the oldest cemetery in the state, country,...
  • Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram poll results (Maine Presidential race)

    06/28/2016 3:39:35 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 17 replies
    The Portland Press Herald ^ | June 25, 2016 | Christian MilNeil
    2016 presidential preferences among Maine voters: Clinton 42% Trump 35% Others 19%
  • Tribute to farmworkers, agriculture and (Aztec) goddess of life to be unveiled

    06/27/2016 4:03:29 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 13 replies
    The Hanford Sentinal ^ | January 13, 2016 | Laura Brown
    The unveiling is set for 6 p.m. Jan. 27. The statue itself is currently under tarps on the northwest corner of Lincoln Park in Selma. Palomino — a muralist, filmmaker, writer and mixed-media artist — describes the piece as a tribute to farm workers and agriculture. The statue melds the Aztec Earth goddess of life and death, Coatlicue, on the front with farm workers on the back into the form of a worker’s truck.
  • California's skyrocketing housing costs, taxes prompt exodus of residents

    06/23/2016 3:53:15 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 58 replies
    The San Jose Mercury News ^ | June 20, 2016 | George Avalos
    During the 12 months ending June 30, the number of people leaving California for another state exceeded by 61,100 the number who moved here from elsewhere in the U.S., according to state Finance Department statistics. The so-called "net outward migration" was the largest since 2011, when 63,300 more people fled California than entered. "The main factors are housing costs in many parts of the state, including coastal regions of California such as the Bay Area," said Dan Hamilton, director of economics with the Economic Forecasting Center at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks. "California has seen negative outward migration to...
  • Trump’s Speech About Hillary Was Terrifyingly Effective (says liberal columnist)

    06/23/2016 3:33:23 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 34 replies
    Slate ^ | June 22 2016 | Michelle Goldberg
    In May, Morning Consult polled people with an unfavorable view of Hillary Clinton about why they didn’t like her. Fifty-eight percent said she was too liberal, while 22 percent said she was too conservative. But 82 percent of Hillary-averse voters said she was corrupt, and 88 percent said she was untrustworthy. These are the beliefs that unite her foes across the political spectrum. It’s why Trump, with his devious talent for derisive nicknames, was smart to dub her “Crooked Hillary.” Some of the examples Trump chose to reinforce this caricature are true. Describing Clinton as “a world-class liar,” he said,...
  • Britain's pro-EU camp regains momentum, lifting shares and sterling

    06/20/2016 3:40:34 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 20, 2016 | Kylie MacLellan and Jemima Kelly
    The campaign to keep Britain in the European Union appeared to regain the upper hand on Monday, putting the pound on track for its biggest one-day gain in more than seven years and buoying the UK stock market. Campaigning for the June 23 referendum resumed on Sunday after a three-day suspension following the killing of lawmaker Jo Cox, and three opinion polls at the weekend showed the "Remain" camp gaining momentum. Sterling rose by as much as 2.4 percent against the dollar on Monday, heading for its biggest one-day rise since December 2008, while Britain's FTSE-100 shares index jumped 3...