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  • Supreme Court Pick Coming Soon

    12/02/2016 3:08:16 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 76 replies
    Political Wire ^ | December 2, 2016 | Taegan Goddard
    President-elect Donald Trump said he had narrowed his choices for a potential Supreme Court nominee to “three or four” candidates and that a decision would be coming “pretty soon,” Politico reports. Said Trump: “They are terrific people, highly respected, brilliant people and we’ll be announcing that pretty soon too.”
  • Heidi Heitkamp's Donald Trump meeting sets off alarm bells for Democrats

    12/02/2016 3:02:00 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 97 replies
    WZVN Channel 7 News ^ | December 1, 2016 | Tal Kopan, Manu Raju and Jim Acosta
    President-elect Donald Trump is set to meet Friday with North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, a red-state Democrat, which could put Senate Democrats at a further disadvantage if she were to join the Trump administration. Heitkamp told CNN Thursday she has no inkling of what the meeting may be about, but said she was open to discussing serving in a Trump administration. News of the meeting set off a panic among top Democrats, some of whom began to privately make the case that Heitkamp should stay in the Senate rather than give up a seat that would likely be a GOP...
  • Karen Handel Leads Early Poll to Replace 6th District’s Tom Price

    12/01/2016 3:59:11 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 22 replies ^ | December 1, 2016 | Jon Richards
    The first polling is out for the soon to be open 6th district seat held by future Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price. In a Landmark Rosetta Stone poll of 500 voters. Former Secretary of State Karen Handel leads at 21.7%, followed by State Rep. and Tom Price’s wife Betty Price at 10%. State Senator Judson Hill, who officially announced his bid, has 8.4%, and State Senator Brandon Beach at 4%. 55.7% are undecided. There are several caveats to consider when considering the results. First of all, not all potential candidates are listed. Others, including Sen. John Albers and...
  • How the Election Revealed the Divide Between City and Country

    11/17/2016 3:11:50 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 30 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | November 16, 2016 | Ronald Brownstein
    In 2000, Al Gore narrowly won the popular vote, but carried fewer than 700 counties. In 2012, President Obama squeezed even more advantage from the biggest places: He carried 86 of the nation’s 100 largest counties (including the District of Columbia), winning them by nearly 12 million votes combined. That allowed him to win comfortably, although he carried only about 600 of the remaining 3,000 counties, and lost them by nearly 7 million votes combined. This year, Hillary Clinton pushed that model just past the breaking point. Pending final results, she now leads in 88 of the nation’s 100 largest...
  • Cooper, McCrory too close to call for N. Carolina governor

    11/09/2016 3:29:42 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 5 replies
    The Independent Times ^ | November 9, 2016 | GARY D. ROBERTSON
    The North Carolina governor's race was too close to call early Wednesday, with Republican incumbent Pat McCrory and Democratic challenger Roy Cooper neck-and-neck in an election that mimicked a referendum on the state's rightward political shift, including the law McCrory signed limiting LGBT rights. With some cast votes yet to be reported, Cooper was only about 3,700 votes ahead of McCrory out of more than 4.6 million counted, according to totals posted by the State Board of Elections.
  • Republicans Scott Angelle and Clay Higgins have advanced to runoff for Louisiana 3rd

    11/09/2016 3:22:19 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 2 replies
    The San Fransisco Gate ^ | November 8, 2016
    Republicans Scott Angelle and Clay Higgins have advanced to Dec. 10 runoff for Louisiana 3rd Congressional District seat.
  • Who Won The Popular Vote?

    11/09/2016 3:02:41 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 66 replies
    International Business Times ^ | November 9, 2016 | Greg Price
    As of early Wednesday morning, Clinton had 58,909,774 total votes compared to Trump’s 58,864,233, according to CBS News and CNN. The tallies will continue to change but Clinton holds a 47.6 percent lead compared to Trump’s 47.5 percent.
  • Obama: Trump Hangs Out With Celebrities, Doesn't Care About Working People

    11/05/2016 11:47:29 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 78 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | November 3, 2016 | Ian Schwartz
    President Obama, campaigning for Hillary Clinton in Florida today, said Trump has spent his whole life hanging out with celebrities and wealthy folks and does not care about "working people" unless they are cleaning his room or mowing his fairways. "We have to be honest," Obama said at a Miami rally on Thursday. "He's got support here in Florida, he's got some support around the country. No, he does. If he didn't, then I wouldn't have to go around getting everybody to vote." Obama said it is "frustrating" that "working folks" are supporting him and calling him their voice.
  • Wall Street contemplates possibility of a Republican sweep as Trump gains in polls

    11/05/2016 11:33:09 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 92 replies
    CNBC ^ | November 4, 2016 | Tai Kim
    With the recent rise in Donald Trump's poll numbers, Wall Street is starting to contemplate the prospect of a better-than-expected Republican Party showing on Election Day. "It's incredible to see how much the US election has changed in recent weeks," Strategas' Daniel Clifton wrote in a report to clients Thursday. "The FBI report of new emails from Hillary Clinton's private server has turned the election from a referendum on Trump to a referendum on Clinton. ... In our meetings this week in NY and Boston, it was clear to us that investors are not prepared for a Republican sweep."
  • Trump Banks on New Hampshire to Clinch Win

    11/05/2016 11:29:25 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 44 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | November 3, 2016 | Caitlin Huey-Burns & Rebecca Berg
    Donald Trump will wrap up his presidential bid where it all began: New Hampshire. The GOP nominee will host his final rally before Election Day in Manchester, where he held his first official campaign event and where he claimed his first primary state victory. But Trump’s decision to end in the Granite State may be more than nostalgia and symbolism. Polls are tightening in New Hampshire and show Trump within striking distance of Hillary Clinton, whose lead there has been cut in half over the last week in the RealClearPolitics polling average. The state has just four electoral votes --...
  • Cenk Uygur to Clinton Supporters: "It Is Time To Hit The Panic Button"

    11/03/2016 3:40:05 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 22 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | November 2, 2016 | Tim Hains
    Cenk Uygur, host of 'The Young Turks,' explains why Hillary Clinton supporters should be worried about losing.
  • Colorado Senate race tightens as Trump pulls even with Clinton

    11/03/2016 3:25:49 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 3, 2016 | Valerie Richardson
    “Whether it’s the recent polling that shows this race is a nail-biter, or the fact that Senator Bennet has been forced to go up with his first negative ad on Darryl Glenn, all the evidence points towards an unexpected victory for Republicans in Colorado,” said Restoration PAC founder Doug Truax in a Thursday statement. Mr. Trump has made multiple campaign appearances in Colorado in the last two weeks in an effort to wrest the swing state from the Clinton column, while President Bill Clinton is scheduled to appear Friday in Pueblo. In a much-criticized move, the Clinton campaign pulled its...
  • Donald Trump Surges To 12 Point Lead In Texas

    11/02/2016 3:36:35 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 60 replies
    CBS Channel 11 News ^ | November 1, 2016
    Real Estate Mogul and Republican Presidential nominee Donald J Trump has surged to a twelve point lead in Texas over Former Secretary of State and Democrat nominee, Hillary R. Clinton in the latest KTVT CBS 11 Dixie Strategies Poll. If the presidential election were held today, about 52 percent of likely general election voters said they would vote for Trump while just over 39 percent said they would vote for Clinton. This marks the first time Trump has polled over 50 percent in Texas and casts doubt on any Democratic victory on November 8.
  • America’s Decadent Leadership Class

    11/01/2016 4:43:58 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 39 replies ^ | October 20, 2016 | Peggy Noonan
    The big fact of the week, however, has to do with these words: They don’t like us. The Democrats, progressives and left-liberals who have been embarrassed by the latest WikiLeaks dump really hate conservatives, or nonleftists. They don’t like half the people of the country they seek to control! They look at that half with disdain and disrespect. Their disdain is not new—“bitter clingers,” “basket of deplorables.” But here it’s so unashamed and eager to express itself. A stupid man from a leftist think tank claimed the most “powerful elements” in the conservative movement are Catholic. “They must be attracted...
  • Don’t blame Comey

    10/31/2016 4:02:01 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 19 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 31, 2016 | Ed Rogers
    All that said, a lot of Republicans are asking me if this means more Republicans and Republican leaders will vote for Trump. The answer is yes. This is just a bridge too far for many center-right American voters. Vice-presidential candidate Mike Pence’s message that Republican voters need to “come home” is resonating. The latest Clinton scandal has given the nudge to Republican-leaners and independents, who needed some proof that their instincts were correct and that nothing could be worse than Clinton. If Trump doesn’t blow it in the next eight days, a lot of new voters may coalesce around him,...
  • Young Catches Up to Bayh for Senate; Trump Widens Lead for President (Indiana)

    10/31/2016 3:54:41 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 15 replies
    Monmouth University ^ | October 31, 2016
    The poll was conducted from Thursday through Sunday, but voters interviewed after news broke on Friday about the FBI investigating new emails during Clinton's tenure as Secretary of State were asked about the impact of that news. A total of 4% of Indiana voters say this news caused them to change their mind about which candidate they would support. Another 85% said these latest developments ultimately has had no impact on their vote and 9% are unaware of the news. "Earlier this month it looked like Clinton could potentially make a play for Indiana, but that opportunity has faded. While...
  • Chuck Todd on The Clinton Foundation: ‘Shut it down’

    10/27/2016 3:40:49 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 28 replies
    WBN Radio ^ | October 27, 2016 | Mary Sandberg
    Chuck Todd from Meet the Press breaks down the most recent hacked memo that reveals a trace of funds from the Clinton Foundation and Bill Clinton’s personal income.
  • ‘Bill Clinton Inc.’: Hacked memo reveals intersection of charity and personal income

    10/27/2016 3:31:00 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 15 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | October 27, 2016 | Rosalind S. Helderman and Tom Hamburger
    When top Bill Clinton aide Douglas Band wrote the memo, he was a central player at the Clinton Foundation and president of his own corporate consulting firm. Over the course of 13 pages, he made a case that his multiple roles had served the interests of the Clinton family and its charity. In doing so, Band also detailed a circle of enrichment in which he raised money for the Clinton Foundation from top-tier corporations such as Dow Chemical and Coca-Cola that were clients of his firm, Teneo, while pressing many of those same donors to provide personal income to the...
  • Republican VP nominee Mike Pence speaks to supporters in Utah

    10/26/2016 4:09:17 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 20 replies
    Fox News, Channel 13 ^ | October 26, 2016 | Ashton Edwards
    Republican Vice Presidential nominee Mike Pence was in Utah Wednesday to address supporters ahead of Election Day. “I know things are good here in Utah. You have strong leadership here in Utah. Low taxes. Sensible regulation. The truth of the matter is, I promise you, the— here in Utah you know what we know in Indiana. Any progress you’ve made here has been in spite of what’s coming out of Washington D.C., not because of it,” Pence said. Pence also urged supporters of the Trump/Pence ticket to reach out to Republicans who have decided not to vote for Trump.
  • The unlikely savior of Republicans’ Senate control?

    10/22/2016 11:08:44 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 42 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...