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  • Voter turnout dipped in 2016, led by decline among blacks

    05/14/2017 5:58:37 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 11, 2017
    New data released Wednesday by the Census Bureau shows an estimated 61.4 percent of Americans over the age of 18 cast ballots, down from the 61.8 percent who voted in 2012 and well below the 63.8 percent who voted in 2004, the recent high-point of voter participation. White voters were most likely to turn out; 65.3 percent of whites told Census Bureau surveyors they voted in 2016, more than a full percentage point higher than their participation rate in 2012.  But voter turnout among black voters fell almost seven percentage points, to 59.4 percent, the Census figures show — after...
  • Russian troll factory charged with US election interference

    02/16/2018 11:25:56 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 105 replies
    Sky News ^ | February 16, 2018 | By Alexander J Martin, Technology Reporter
    Charges have been filed against 13 employees of a Russian troll factory which is accused of attempting to interfere with the 2016 presidential election. It is the first legal document to name the Internet Research Agency, a private organisation based in St Petersburg, of illegally interfering in US politics. The 13 individual defendants and three Russian entities are accused of engaging in operations to "spread distrust" in the US and its democratic systems. After media reports that Facebook was working with the US Special Counsel investigating interference during the election, the defendants began to destroy evidence linking them to the...
  • Were there really ever any Russians at all?

    02/11/2018 4:12:32 PM PST · by Starman417 · 41 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-11-18 | DrJohn
    We have been fed an endless diet of Trump-Russia collusion by the media. It is based on the dossier compiled by one Christopher Steele. The more we learn about it, the more curious it becomes. The dossier was the basis for the FBI to secure a warrant to spy on Carter Page. That in itself is very curious. Page has been on the FBI radar since at least 2014. Page is thought to have helped the FBI snare Russian spies in 2013 back then although he denies it. You'd think that the FBi would be able to determine if Page was...
  • WikiLeaks Dumps on Donna Brazile

    10/31/2016 3:56:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 31, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: There's another WikiLeaks dump today that's bad for Donna Brazile. It turns out she's been passing all kinds of questions to the Clinton campaign. Get this. CNN just announced that Donna Brazile will not be coming back. Quote, "We are completely uncomfortable with what we have learned." Well, let's see if that discomfort continues into what they learn about Hillary, then! BREAK TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I need to check something. Didn't CNN...? When this whole thing came up about Brazile passing questions to Hillary, didn't CNN say that that was impossible because they hadn't shared the questions with...
  • WaPo writer found strategizing with Democrats now exploring new career opportunities

    01/13/2018 11:36:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | January 13, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    Back around Thanksgiving time, we looked at some groundbreaking reporting from the Washington Free Beacon where they exposed some less than media-neutral activities by one member of the press. Janell Ross, a political reporter for the Washington Post, was found to have participated in a highly secretive, big dollar fundraising and strategy conference for the Democrats. To be clear, Ross was not there reporting on the conference as part of her job. She wrote no articles about it and the WaPo said they didn’t even know that she had gone. She was a participant in the event, even sitting in...
  • Wikileaks Reveals All the Journalists Who Schmoozed With Clinton Campaign

    02/07/2018 2:35:50 PM PST · by detective · 33 replies
    AIM ^ | February 7, 2018 | Brian McNicoll
    It’s not news mainstream media lined up en masse behind Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential campaign, but it is worth noting how many in the media were willing to compromise their ability to report fairly on the election by connecting themselves to her campaign. At least 65 prominent mainstream media personalities were participating in dinners, cocktail receptions and other functions, according to an analysis of material exposed by Wikileaks. The events were held ostensibly to make them feel like insiders to the campaign and promoters of its objectives. In what was billed as an off-the-record meeting for drinks with...
  • Carter Page: FBI 'shredded' Constitution by eavesdropping on him

    02/06/2018 6:41:21 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | February 6, 2018 | By MATTHEW MOSK
    Carter Page, the Trump campaign volunteer who was monitored by the FBI after his visits to Moscow, said he expects to be vindicated as more information about his case is released. “What I’ve seen thus far is just complete ridiculousness,” Page told George Stephanopoulos on ABC News’ Good Morning America on Tuesday. Page told ABC News there was “no basis” for the FBI to eavesdrop on him. “It was just shredded – the Constitution.” Page said the findings in the Nunes memo matched his own long-held belief that the attention on him was politically motivated. He told ABC News he...
  • Hillary Clinton still obsessed with loss, cites 66 million votes, 'down, not out'

    02/05/2018 11:14:13 AM PST · by simpson96 · 133 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/5/2018 | Paul Bedard
    President Trump isn’t the only one still talking about the remarkable 2016 election. So is Hillary Rodham Clinton, defeated by Trump despite winning the popular vote. In a new email promoting her group, Onward Together, Clinton refers to her 66 million votes — some 4 million more than Trump. And she notes that while she was knocked down, she wasn’t knocked out. The organization, which features Clinton’s mantra “resist, insist, persist, enlist,” is urging supporters to continue making donations. Onward Together sponsors groups and candidates that challenge Trump.(snip) Clinton added: Last year, in the midst of our disappointment and concern...
  • Feldman: Never Say Never and Obama’s Waterloo

    05/15/2016 11:23:16 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 15, 2016 | Clarice Feldman
    Hillary Clinton (pending the conclusion of the criminal investigations about her emails and the Clinton Foundation which linger on) may well be the Democratic nominee. As it is perfectly clear that Trump will win the Republican nomination the #NeverTrump bleats are beginning to fade. Many have realized that their arguments are ridiculous, and are more related to the diminution of their power to affect opinion than they are to substance. This week, as well, the administration gets its failures in foreign and domestic policy off the front pages as the loony press attempts to justify his public school unisex bathroom...
  • Steve King’s Memo Warning: ‘Watch Closely for Barack Obama’s Fingerprints’

    02/04/2018 12:06:32 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 135 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/4/18 | robert kraychik
    Watch closely for Barack Obama’s fingerprints,” said Rep. Steve King (R-IA) on Saturday, suggesting the recent alleged partisan weaponization of state surveillance powers could be connected to the 44th president. “[Democrats and their allies] will defend Barack Obama at all costs, and they’ll defend Hillary Clinton almost at all costs unless they have to sacrifice her to protect Barack Obama,” he added.
  • The FISA Memo Exposes Fusion GPS Obama 2012 Campaign Links

    02/03/2018 11:03:52 PM PST · by Enchante · 71 replies
    Idaho Conservatives ^ | February 3, 2018 | Idaho Conservatives
    Fusion GPS was hired by the Obama for America campaign to perform opposition research against Mitt Romney. Fusion GPS’s job was to gather research and connect reporters who would publish hit pieces while the lawyers made the payments and managed the relationships. In early 2012, the Obama campaign launched a political hit job against Mitt Romney campaign donors.... .... It is clear now that David Corn and Michael Isikoff are all connected to the strategy of hitting “enemies” of Obama. It also seems apparent that Mother Jones and Fusion GPS may have multiple connection points. They may also have been...
  • Nolte: Hillary’s ‘Sure’ Victory Also Explains Media Lies About Obama’s Trump Surveillance

    01/31/2018 2:38:11 PM PST · by davikkm · 15 replies
    breitbart ^ | JOHN NOLTE
    Victor Davis Hanson, one of the few remaining bright spots at the increasingly priggish and self-regarding National Review, has written another dynamite piece, one that perfectly explains the unethical (and possibly criminal) behavior currently being uncovered within the Obama administration, the 2016 Clinton campaign, the FBI, and Justice Department. “[I]f we’d seen a Hillary Clinton victory in November 2016, which was supposed to be a sure thing, there would now be no scandals at all,” Hanson writes. He explains, “That is, the current players probably broke laws and committed ethical violations not just because they were assured there would be...
  • Victor Davis Hanson: Hillary’s ‘Sure’ Victory Explains Most Everything

    01/30/2018 5:01:55 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 110 replies
    NRO ^ | Victor Davis Hanson
    Hillary Clinton herself was not worried about even the appearance of scandal caused by transmitting classified documents over a private home-brewed server, or enabling her husband to shake down foreign donations to their shared foundation, or destroying some 30,000 emails. Evidently, she instead reasoned that she was within months of becoming President Hillary Clinton and therefore, in her Clintonesque view of the presidency, exempt from all further criminal exposure. Would a President Clinton have allowed the FBI to reopen their strangely aborted Uranium One investigation; would the FBI have asked her whether she communicated over an unsecure server with the...
  • Victor Davis Hanson: From Conspiracy Theories to Conspiracies

    01/29/2018 5:23:43 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 18 replies
    American Greatness ^ | Victor Davis Hanson
    Not all conspiracy theorists are unhinged paranoids—even when they insist there was a loosely organized if not sometimes incoherent effort to destroy Donald Trump’s candidacy beyond the bounds of “normal” politics and later a renewed and unprecedented endeavor to abort his presidency. After all, did anyone believe that in the year 2017 the losing side in an American election would immediately dub itself the “Resistance”—channeling the World War II nomenclature of the guerrilla campaign against the Nazi occupation of France? Or that the defeated candidate Hillary Clinton would formally embrace the imagery of liberationist patriots fighting a Nazi-like Trump’s occupation...
  • Victor Davis Hanson: The ‘Never Trump’ Construct

    10/24/2017 12:17:54 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 58 replies
    National Review ^ | October 24, 2017 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The president’s fiercest critics still do not grasp that Trump is a symptom, not the cause of the GOP’s internal strife. For all the talk of a Civil War in the Republican party over Donald Trump, 90 percent of Republicans ended up voting for him.   Bitterness Over the 2016 Election? So a vocal Never Trump Republican establishment had not much effect on the 2016 election. Voters do not carry conservative magazines to the polls. They are not swayed much by talking heads, and on Election Day they do not they print out conservative congressional talking points from their emails....
  • Victor Davis Hanson: The Korean Games of Thrones

    07/25/2017 7:32:46 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 20 replies
    NRO ^ | Victor Davis Hanson
    The time for pious American lectures is over. North Korea North Korea seeks respect on the cheap — and attention and cash — that it cannot win the old-fashioned way by the long, hard work of achieving a dynamic economy or an influential culture. Over the last quarter-century, it has proved that feigned madness and the road to nuclear weapons (Pakistan is another good example) provide a shortcut to all three goals: It is now feared, in the news, and likely to receive another round of Western danegeld. Setting off a bomb (as opposed to merely bragging that it soon...
  • Victor Davis Hanson: Regime Change by Any Other Name?

    05/24/2017 3:29:01 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 23 replies
    NRO ^ | Victor Davis Hanson
    Election machines in three states were not hacked to give Donald Trump the election. There was never a serious post-election movement of electors to defy their constitutional duties and vote for Hillary Clinton. Nor, once Trump was elected, did transgendered people begin killing themselves in alarming numbers. Nor were there mass resignations at the State Department upon his inauguration. Nor did Donald Trump seek an order to “ban all Muslims” from entering the U.S. Instead, he temporarily sought a suspension in visas for everyone, regardless of religion, from seven Middle Eastern states that the Obama administration had earlier identified as...
  • Victor Davis Hanson: Devin Nunes and Washington’s Riddle Wrapped in a Mystery inside an Enigma

    03/31/2017 5:39:09 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 11 replies
    NRO ^ | Victor Davis Hanson
    If anyone were in Nunes’s position, he or she might doubt that the new Trump administration could fully trust Director Comey or others in the intelligence agencies to provide disinterested appraisals of such information, given that a number of intelligence officials may themselves, in theory, have been involved in the intercepts and their dissemination. He might advise that any possible sources connected even remotely to the White House should have disclosed the existence of such information to his boss. Nor would he necessarily believe that Representative Adam Schiff (D., Calif.) would be a reliable partner on the intelligence committee. Would...
  • Victor Davis Hanson: The Ancient Laws of Unintended Consequences

    03/07/2017 4:49:43 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 27 replies
    NRO ^ | Victor Davis Hanson
    It is now reported that the Obama administration during the campaign went to a FISA court to tap the communications of Trump-campaign officials and unofficial supporters. FISA applications are almost never rejected (and never leaked), but the court rebuffed this one in June 2016, ostensibly for insufficient cause. Ostensibly it is also unprecedented for a sitting president’s administration to order surveillance of campaign personnel of an opposite party before an upcoming election — a fact suggesting that Obama-administration officials may have assumed that a grateful shoo-in successor Clinton Justice Department would not worry greatly about such interference. News reports further...
  • Victor Davis Hanson: The Metaphysics of Trump

    02/28/2017 6:45:17 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 40 replies
    NRO ^ | Victor Davis Hanson
    Paradox: How does a supposedly bad man appoint good people eager to advance a conservative agenda that supposedly more moral Republicans failed to realize? We variously read that Trump should be impeached, removed, neutralized — or worse. But until he is, are his appointments, executive orders, and impending legislative agenda equally abhorrent? General acclamation followed the Trump appointments of retired Generals H. R. McMaster as national-security adviser, James Mattis as defense secretary, and John Kelly to head Homeland Security. The brief celebration of Trump’s selections was almost as loud as the otherwise daily denunciations of Trump himself. Trump’s equally inspired...