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  • Bitcoin, malware and blind luck helped Russian agents hack Democratic Party computers

    07/15/2018 6:57:49 PM PDT · by Libloather · 66 replies
    Pilot Online ^ | 7/15/18 | Chris Megerian
    WASHINGTON — The email landed in John Podesta’s crowded inbox around March 19, 2016, during the height of the presidential primaries, and it appeared to be a standard security request from Google for Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman to change his password. Doing so ultimately led to a political firestorm that is still raging. The email was actually from Aleksey Lukashev, a senior lieutenant in Russian military intelligence, using the account “john356gh” to mask his purpose, U.S. officials say. The email contained an embedded link that secretly opened Podesta’s account to a hacking team at 20 Komsomolskiy Prospekt, near Moscow’s Red...
  • The 2 ways Russia may have helped Trump steal the election aren't what you think

    07/15/2018 6:40:44 PM PDT · by Libloather · 70 replies
    Philly ^ | 7/15/18 | Will Bunch
    **SNIP** The Russia-interference-was-no-big-deal crowd also clings to the fact there’s no evidence of the greatest fear when it comes to election stealing — that hackers accessed electronic voting systems on election night and changed vote totals to hand the contest to Trump. And yet — buried beneath the headlines on Friday’s indictments — were two largely new revelations that dramatically elevated the possibility that Russian meddling wasn’t just morally and criminally wrong but actually went a long way toward snatching victory away from Clinton and handed it to Trump on Election Day. — Hacking of state voter rolls. — The...
  • Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will hold a press conference for a law enforcement announce..

    07/13/2018 7:43:41 AM PDT · by bitt · 565 replies
    DOJ ^ | 7/13/2018 | DOJ
    Today at 11:45AM ET: Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will hold a press conference for a law enforcement announcement. Watch live at http://www.justice.gov/live 7:24 AM - 13 Jul 2018
  • 4,500 Tech Workers, 1 Mission: Get Democrats Elected

    07/13/2018 9:01:04 AM PDT · by Theoria · 22 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 13 July 2018 | Kevin Roose and Sheera Frenkel
    It was four months and eight days until the 2018 midterm elections, and Anna Eskamani had not spent a penny to promote her political campaign online. Ms. Eskamani, 27, is running to represent Florida’s 47th District in the State Legislature. Like many state-level candidates, she writes her own fund-raising emails and manages her own social media accounts. And with her busy schedule on the campaign trail, advertising online is an afterthought. “My budget is zero for it right now,” Ms. Eskamani said. “It just hasn’t been necessary.” One recent morning, Ms. Eskamani attended an hourlong phone conference with volunteers from...
  • White House Orders Broader Access to Files About F.B.I. Informant

    07/13/2018 6:16:09 AM PDT · by bitt · 75 replies
    nytimes ^ | 7/12/2018 | Mark Mazzetti
    WASHINGTON — The White House has rebuffed concerns among American intelligence and law enforcement officials and ordered that more lawmakers be given access to classified information about an informant the F.B.I. used in 2016 to investigate possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia, according to two American officials with knowledge of the decision. Both the director of national intelligence and the director of the F.B.I. tried to keep the classified documents tightly restricted, fearing that a broader dissemination of operational reports and other sensitive material could lead to more leaks of detailed information about the role of the confidential...
  • [OPINION] Turkey’s new government spells more troubles for all

    07/12/2018 5:19:57 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 21 replies
    Turkish Minute ^ | July 11, 2018 | Abdullah Bozkurt
    An Orwellian nightmare is unfolding in Turkey, where life for Turks and foreigners has gotten much worse in the post-election period during which the paranoia of the countryÂ’s strongman has started to run even deeper, painting a bleak prospect for the nation of 81 million that straddles Asia and Europe. The fear factor in the mindset of Turkish President Recep Tayyip ErdoÄŸan has clearly reflected itself in the Cabinet reshuffle, bringing more loyalists, hard-core Islamists to the government, allowing cronies to rise to increased prominence. The face of the Cabinet can only be interpreted as a further indication that ErdoÄŸan...
  • What’s Behind This Axios Poll Telling Democrats They Can’t Win the Senate?

    07/11/2018 8:59:47 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 24 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | July 10, 2018 | Rush Limbagh
    RUSH: Okay, back to this Axios poll. It’s a poll they took with SurveyMonkey, which is a credible bunch. They have a bar, Monkey Bar in New York, SurveyMonkey, same people. You knew that, right? “Brutal poll.” No, I’m making it up. People may not know when I’m kidding. I have to admit when I’m kidding more than ever today. “Democrats’ Senate Dream Slips Away.” They never had a realistic opportunity of taking the Senate. You know, this is another illustration. Ever since election night 2016 when Trump won, the whole mantra has been illegitimate, people don’t really mean this,...
  • Dems mull whether Warren is the one to take on Trump

    07/10/2018 3:19:09 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 112 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 10, 2018 | Amie Parnes
    Can Elizabeth Warren win back blue-collar Democrats from President Trump in Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania? It’s a question many Democrats are pondering as Warren — one of the leading contenders for her party’s presidential nomination, if she chooses to run in 2020 — goes back and forth with the president over immigration and other issues. Warren (D-Mass.) has shown an ability to rally and excite progressives, she’s a proven fundraiser and she has policy bona fides from her work in the Senate. Yet there are creeping doubts among some Democrats that she’s the best candidate to take on Trump. Some...
  • The Numbers Are In, And It’s Looking Pretty Bad For Senate Dems In November

    07/10/2018 3:15:27 PM PDT · by detective · 65 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 07/10/2018 | Vandana Rambaran
    Democrats are in for an uphill battle in November’s midterm elections as they struggle to overtake the GOP-led Senate, according to an Axios and SurveyMonkey poll of key states released Tuesday. Although Democrats only need to pick up two seats to gain the majority in the Senate, they are struggling to control 10 states already held by Democratic senators. These states are now predominantly red states with voters who are strong supporters of President Donald Trump. They include Indiana, Missouri, Montana and North Dakota, all of which Trump won in 2016, while his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton couldn’t even win...
  • Study finds Clinton underperformed Obama among most demographic groups

    07/08/2018 4:32:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    PsyPost ^ | July 8, 2018 | Eric W. Dolan
    Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton underperformed relative to Barack Obama in 2012 among most demographic groups, according to new research published in the Journal of Political Marketing. “People have long been interested in how different demographic groups vote in elections. The role of demographics in 2016 received a lot of attention from the campaigns, media outlets, etc,” said study author Aaron C. Weinschenk of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. “In part, I think the fascination stemmed from the fact that the electorate in 2016 was the most diverse U.S. electorate in history and many people thought this would be...
  • In socialist candidates' election success, some see ominous rejection of Democratic 'Old Guard'

    07/08/2018 5:01:16 AM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/07/18 | Elizabeth Llorente
    **SNIP** “None of them implemented socialism in way that actually adhered to tenets because, in general, leaders become corrupt by power,” said Jason Marczak, a fellow at the Atlantic Council who specializes in Latin America. “Venezuela is not socialist; it’s a dictatorship.” Reich argues that Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua, to name a few countries, did start out with revolutionary-minded leaders who described themselves as socialist and who pledged to drive out government corruption, distribute financial resources and broaden access to social programs. Instead, Reich said, the leaders mismanaged the government, making life more difficult and sending economies into downward spirals....
  • Manafort bank fraud trial does have Trump campaign connection, Mueller's team says

    07/06/2018 4:43:00 PM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 68 replies
    (CNN)Prosecutors for special counsel Robert Mueller said in a court filing Friday that they intend to present evidence at the trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort that a banking executive allegedly helped Manafort obtain loans of more than $6 million while the banker sought a role in the Trump campaign. Manafort faces trial on bank fraud charges in the Eastern District of Virginia beginning July 25. Until now, there had been no indication that his role in the Trump campaign would become part of the trial, and he had asked the judge to keep details about his ties...
  • Stormy Daniels’ Lawyer Considers Presidential Run Against Trump

    07/05/2018 11:16:34 AM PDT · by LittleSpotBlog · 60 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/5/2018 | CNN Wire
    Michael Avenatti, the lawyer representing adult film actress Stormy Daniels, floated the possibility Wednesday that he might run for president in 2020.
  • Intel Dem worried that Russia ‘never left’(No Blue Wave)

    07/04/2018 11:12:47 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/04/18 | Morgan Chalfant
    A Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee says he is worried that the Russians “never left,” raising the specter that Moscow is looking to interfere in the upcoming midterm elections through cyber or other means. “I am concerned that the Russians never left,” Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.) told CBS News when asked about his concerns about threats to the 2018 midterm elections. Quigley also alleged that Russia-linked hackers breached “somewhere between 20 and 40 state board of elections,” including the Illinois voter database, in 2016 and alleged that states are not prepared for future interference efforts by Russia. “First, they...
  • Another Voter Fraud Warning

    07/04/2018 10:16:58 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/04/18 | Stan McHugh
    Same Song, Third Verse: What can be done to limit what is sure to be an all-out effort by the Democrats to use voter fraud in the upcoming mid-term election? In the past, Canada Free Press has published two of the author’s articles (Combating Voter Fraud 2010 and Combating Voter Fraud 2016) on the subject of Voter Fraud by Democrats. Although we all know that it exists, for some reason, it does not receive the attention and concern that the author, obviously, believes it should. Perhaps this lack of concern can be explained by the mistaken belief that voter fraud...
  • Mexico election: Leftist Amlo (Obrador) set for Historic Landslide Victory

    07/01/2018 7:28:42 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 75 replies
    Guardian ^ | 7-1-2018 | Tom Phillips David Agren
    Exit polls show baseball-loving nationalist who counts Jeremy Corbyn as a friend is set to become new president. A baseball-loving left-wing nationalist who has vowed to crack down on corruption, rein in Mexico’s war on drugs and rule for the poor has been elected president of Latin America’s second-largest economy, exit polls suggested on Sunday night. Andrés Manuel López Obrador, a silver-haired 64-year-old who is best known as Amlo and counts Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn among his friends, was set to be elected with 49% of the vote, according to a poll conducted by the El Financiero newspaper. López Obrador’s...
  • Exit polls show Mexicans overwhelmingly voted for leftist Lopez Obrador

    07/01/2018 6:50:41 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 91 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7/1/2018 | Christine Murray, Diego Ore
    MEXICO CITY (Reuters)-Mexicans voted overwhelmingly for anti-establishment outsider Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador in Sunday's presidential election, exit polls showed, betting a leftward turn in government could end the corruption and violence that has blighted the country. One exit poll by polling firm Parametria showed Lopez-Obrador, a former Mexico City mayor, winning between 53 percent and 59 percent of the vote, far ahead of his two main rivals from Mexico's traditional ruling parties....
  • Michael Cloud wins special election to fill U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold's seat

    06/30/2018 8:49:41 PM PDT · by TexasGurl24 · 29 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | 6/30/2018 | patrick -svitek
    Despite nine candidates on the ballot, Republican Michael Cloud drew enough support to win Saturday's special election to fill former U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold's seat, sparing the GOP a runoff in the 27th District. With all percent of precincts reporting, Cloud was leading Democrat Eric Holguin 55 percent to 32 percent, according to unofficial returns. Cloud, a former chairman of the Victoria County GOP, needed to finish above 50 percent to avert a runoff later this summer.
  • Mexican-Americans have eyes set on Mexico’s largest election in history

    06/29/2018 5:46:59 PM PDT · by wmileo · 46 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | June 30, 2018 | Charlie Lapastora
    PHOENIX – Mexican-Americans in the U.S. say the presidential election in Mexico could have a major impact on illegal immigration. Carmen Iveth Perez Noyola, a U.S.-Mexico dual citizen who has already mailed in her ballot in the race, believes the new president could improve conditions so much in Mexico that the number of people leaving the country could decrease. “A lot of people, if they had better opportunities back in Mexico, we would not be coming here,” Noyola said. “A lot of us did come here because of need. So, if we had our rights respected back in Mexico, if...
  • Trump Revels in Crowley's Loss: 'Got His A** Kicked'

    06/27/2018 8:14:09 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 34 replies
    https://www.newsmax.com ^ | Wednesday, 27 June 2018 | Todd Beamon
    President Donald Trump said Wednesday that New York Rep. Joe Crowley "got his a– kicked" in his Democratic primary Tuesday by a 28-year-old Bernie Sanders supporter "who had a lot of energy." "Last night, we had a great evening," Trump told a rally in Fargo, North Dakota, for Republican Rep. Kevin Cramer, who is facing Democratic incumbent Sen. Heidi Heitkamp in November. "We watched that television — and we were winning left and right," Trump said. "They didn't know what the hell happened.