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  • Hacker Who Breached Democratic National Committee Server Posts Confidential Trump, Hillary Files

    06/15/2016 4:44:18 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 18 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 06/15/2016 | Tyler Durden
    One of the bigger news items to hit yesterday was that the Democratic National Committee accused Russian government hackers of penetrating the DNC's computer network and gaining access to the entire database of opposition research on GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump. The DNC further said that no financial, donor or personal information appears to have been accessed or taken, suggesting that the breach was traditional espionage, not the work of criminal hackers. It appears that was not entirely true, because barely 24 hours later, the alleged "Russian" hackers has emerged under the Guccifer2 handle, and instead of a group of...
  • The Trump Dossier Puts the Deep State in Deep Doo-Doo

    01/15/2017 6:22:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 15, 2017 | Clarice Feldman
    Mr. Garfinkle of Garfinkle’s New Method Hebrew School in Milwaukee used to frequently echo King Solomon’s admonition; “There’s nothing new under the sun.” I was reminded of that this week when the rapidly unfolding “scandal” of Trump’s purported dealings with Russia hit the news. It has more than a few similarities with the Dan Rather faked-up story of GW Bush’s National Guard service where an anonymous, never-found source supposedly gave Bill Burkett a demonstrably fake report and Dan Rather ran with it. This time a Bush (Jeb) is involved but as an instigator of the story, not a victim. John...
  • Report: None of the remaining Republican candidates has a major anti-Trump opposition research effor

    02/25/2016 3:42:16 PM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | February 25, 2016 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    If you want to disbelieve this because it’s coming from HuffPo, feel free. I’m inclined to disbelieve it — not because of the source but because it cannot possibly be true that the competition failed to take Trump seriously even after his poll lead persisted throughout the fall and winter. Yet the evidence is compelling. As Sam Stein notes, you’re more likely to find basic oppo stuff on Trump, like his dubious “opposition” to the Iraq war and his sex chats with Howard Stern, on BuzzFeed than you are in a Cruz or Rubio campaign ad. If Republicans had that...
  • Liberal group plots to catch GOP state pols being racist and sexist

    12/13/2014 2:44:47 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 45 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 12, 2014 | Jason Russell
    The leader of a group hoping to improve liberals' fortunes at the state level revealed on Friday plans to start tracking conservative state legislators based on the assumption that "someone’s going to say something about black people" or women. The comments came at the first ever conference of the State Innovation Exchange (SiX), the Left’s attempt to counter conservative policy successes that have followed Republican victories at the state level. “We’re working with David Brock and Media Matters and American Bridge who have trackers that we can send out to monitor the debate on some bills that you all might...
  • Estrada Pleads Guilty in Gov. Martinez's Hacked Email Case

    06/16/2014 5:56:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    KOB4 ^ | 6/16 | Kristen Garcia
    Jamie Estrada, 41, of Los Lunas, N.M., pleaded guilty Monday to the unlawful interception of electronic communications and false statement charges arising out of the unlawful interception of wire communications intended for others, including New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez and members of her staff. Estrada briefly served as campaign manager in 2009, as Martinez was beginning her bid for governor. The Republican won election in 2010 and took office in January 2011. “Each and every one of us has a right and an expectation of privacy in our electronic communications, including our emails, and those who violate the law by...
  • GOP rising: The oppo battle is joined

    03/24/2013 12:39:26 PM PDT · by white trash redneck · 23 replies
    Wash Post ^ | 24 March 2013 | Jennifer Rubin
    Last week former Mitt Romney campaign manager Matt Rhoades and two young Republican sharpshooters, Tim Miller and Joe Pounder, announced they would set up a new organization, America Rising, devoted to the collection, dissemination and deployment of opposition research against Democrats and a counterpart to the hugely successful American Bridge on the left. [snip]
  • Secret Democratic Oppo Research Files for Twelve 2012 Match-Ups Found via Google

    07/13/2012 6:30:30 AM PDT · by SumProVita · 6 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | July 12, 2012 | Media Trackers
    It could be one of the biggest political intelligence coups of the 2012 battle to control Congress. Media Trackers, a conservative investigative watchdog group, discovered nearly three-dozen Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee opposition research notebooks – extensive secretive manuals outlining anything that could be used against a political opponent. Several news outlets have reported that some of the files have been quietly published on the DCCC’s website to facilitate their use by independent expenditure groups. On Thursday, however, Media Trackers published a dozen opposition research books that Democrats have so far managed to keep secret.
  • Secret Democratic Political Research Files for Twelve 2012 Match-Ups Found via Google

    07/12/2012 10:47:01 AM PDT · by sunmars · 38 replies
    It could be one of the biggest political intelligence coups of the 2012 battle to control Congress. Media Trackers, a conservative investigative watchdog group, discovered nearly three-dozen Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee opposition research notebooks – extensive secretive manuals outlining anything that could be used against a political opponent. Several news outlets have reported that some of the files have been quietly published on the DCCC’s website to facilitate their use by independent expenditure groups. On Thursday, however, Media Trackers published a dozen opposition research books that Democrats have so far managed to keep secret. The twelve unpublished manuals range in...
  • Virginia Middle School Teacher Now Forcing Students To Do Opposition Research In Class On GOP

    03/23/2012 3:24:50 PM PDT · by Lmo56 · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Fireandreamitchell.com ^ | 3/22/12 | Fireandreamitchell.com
    Welcome to Amerika. Obama has press secretaries in the media. He also has his brown shirts in the unions, especially teachers unions. Indoctrinating kids has been a staple of the Obama regine of terror. The latest craze in Obama indoctrination is forcing eight grade students at Liberty Middle School in Fairfax County, to seek out the vulnerabilities of Republican presidential hopefuls and forward them to the Obama campaign. No, this is not Nazi Germany, this is not Mao’s China, this is not North Korea. It’s whatever is left of America. “This assignment was just creepy beyond belief — like something...
  • Which Republica Presidential Candidate Supported Sotomayor?

    02/15/2012 4:48:57 PM PST · by katiedidit1 · 86 replies
    ABC News ^ | 2/11/2012 | Jonathan Karl
    Pop quiz: Which Republican presidential candidate supported the confirmation of Sonia Sotomayor? Hint: It’s the same one who endorsed a pro-abortion-rights presidential candidate in an earlier campaign. Give up? The answer is Rick Santorum. Santorum was rightly known as a conservative firebrand during his 12 years in the Senate, but the 1998 confirmation vote for Sonia Sotomayor to the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals was a notable exception, and so was his endorsement of Arlen Specter’s bid for the 1996 Republican presidential nomination
  • Opposition Dossier on Romney Hits Internet

    01/17/2012 9:16:00 PM PST · by Josh Painter · 60 replies · 1+ views
    National Journal ^ | January 17, 2012 | Alex Roarty
    Think Mitt Romney has been hit hard this Republican primary campaign? Try reading through what John McCain had in store for the former Massachusetts governor in 2008. Two hundred pages of what appears to be the McCain campaign’s old opposition research book against Romney was published on Tuesday by BuzzFeed, offering in great detail a litany of potential vulnerabilities in his record. Many of the issues – like Romney’s past support of gay rights and abortion rights – are familiar to GOP voters, but at minimum, the book serves as a vivid reminder of why many conservatives are wary of...
  • Did Gingrich bend campaign laws with his 'independent' committee?

    12/21/2011 4:21:24 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 18 replies
    Kansas City Red Star ^ | December 20th | Greg Gordon
    Newt Gingrich helped bankroll his resurrection from a has-been to a Republican presidential front-runner by exploiting a gap in federal campaign finance laws to create a political money machine that raised $54 million over five years. The former House speaker appears to have made unprecedented use of a supposedly independent political committee that collected unlimited donations, financing a coast-to-coast shadow campaign that raised his profile and provided a launch pad for his presidential run. Gingrich's American Solutions for Winning the Future, which he shuttered in July, shelled out at least $8 million for the chartered jets in which he hop-scotched...
  • Herman Cain goes on offense; seeks to discredit 4th accuser

    11/08/2011 10:11:35 AM PST · by martosko · 41 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/08/2011 | Matt Lewis
    Perhaps taking a page out of the James Carville strategy of handling “bimbo eruptions,” Herman Cain’s campaign is asking: “Who is Sharon Bialek?” From a release/email: … In stark contrast to Mr. Cain’s four decades spent climbing the corporate ladder rising to the level of CEO at multiple successful business enterprises, Ms. Bialek has taken a far different path. The fact is that Ms. Bialek has had a long and troubled history, from the courts to personal finances – which may help explain why she has come forward 14 years after an alleged incident with Mr. Cain, powered by celebrity...
  • PICKET: Source - Rahm Emanuel involved in Cain sexual harassment accuser attacks

    11/02/2011 5:30:45 PM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 123 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 2, 2011 | staff
    <p>Herman Cain's campaign is revealing suspicions about who is behind the story regarding the former unidentified employees who accused Mr. Cain of sexual harassment in the late 1990's.</p>
  • COOPER EGGED THEM ON (Journalist setup Attack on Cain)

    10/19/2011 5:59:01 AM PDT · by sr4402 · 104 replies
    Drudgereport ^ | 10/19/2011
    COOPER EGGED THEM ON was the title on the Drudge Report this morning. Cooper framed an attack on Herman Cain and setup the others to join in on a Psychological Lynching of Herman Cain. Cooper set it up framing that Herman's 999 plan would not work and then had each of the Candidates fire on Herman Cain. Despite the withering attach Herman stood fast.
  • Rick Perry: The Strange Reason Hollywood Is Disappointed in Him

    10/13/2011 1:36:55 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | October 12, 2011 | Tina Daunt
    .....For weeks industry activists have been quietly rooting behind the scenes for a Perry victory in the Republican primary -- simply because they think he would be easy for President Obama to beat. ....."What if it's a Romney/Christie ticket?" said one insider. "(New Jersey Gov. Chris) Christie could be wrongly seen by some as the Bill Clinton of the Republican Party." Los Angeles veteran political consultant Bill Carrick had a bit of advice today for his fellow Democrats: "Everyone has to get over their complaining and suck it up and go to work." What does that mean for Hollywood? "People...
  • Weir: Can Rick Perry Survive the Smear Merchants?

    08/27/2011 1:34:07 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 115 replies · 1+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | August 27, 2011 | Bob Weir
    ...Campaign managers know that most of the population will not take the time to do their own independent research on the candidates, preferring to make up their minds after absorbing a myriad of sound bites that they can regurgitate to others.... How many times are we going to hear that Perry wants to secede from the Union? Democrat bomb-throwers think they have him corralled on that one. The fact is, during a rally in Austin, Texas, some attendees were yelling for secession. The governor's response was that he appreciated their frustration with the current administration, but essentially assured them that...
  • Have You Been Screwed by Rick Perry?

    08/25/2011 2:19:38 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 156 replies
    The Austin Chronicle ^ | August 26, 2011 | Michael King, Point Austin
    I'm sure most of you have been checking your old date books to determine whether you've ever had sex with Rick Perry. Of course, you might not remember, since Perry's talents as a paramour likely mirror his narcissistic approach to public policy. That sort of foolishness is brought to you courtesy of Robert Morrow, the Austinite who garnered national coverage last week with his full-page Chronicle ad requesting leads on the new presidential candidate's sex life. For the record, Morrow placed his ad (and alerted other publications) on his own; this news desk read it when our readers did. Morrow's...
  • Obama team scouts for anti-Perry Texans

    08/24/2011 10:59:48 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 91 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | August 21, 2011 | Todd J. Gillman/Reporter
    The Obama campaign team is asking Texans to share complaints about Gov. Rick Perry, and compiling the critiques for possible use in Perry-bashing ads and other material - a sure sign the president's advisers are taking no chances. "Your feedback will help hold him accountable on the campaign trail, inspire fellow Texans to get involved, and introduce his record -- his actual record -- to voters across the country," Hector Nieto, the campaign's Texas director, told Texas supporters by email blast today. "Your words will remind him that even as he runs, he won't be able to hide -- a...
  • NYT Asks Readers to Help Dig Up 'Interesting and Newsworthy' Palin Emails (AKA Anti-Palin Dirt)

    06/09/2011 2:32:24 PM PDT · by Robert Drobot · 88 replies
    Times Watch ^ | A.D. 09 June 2011 | Clay Waters
    Early Thursday afternoon, Derek Willis posted on the paper’s "Caucus" blog a request surely enticing to the paper’s online liberal readership: "Help Us Investigate the Sarah Palin E-Mail Records." Ken Shepherd at NewsBusters says enlisting newspaper readers to pore through the email trove "indirectly amounts to free oppo research for the 2012 Obama campaign." On Friday, the State of Alaska will release more than 24,000 of Sarah Palin’s e-mails covering much of her tenure as governor of Alaska. Times reporters will be in Juneau, the state capital, to begin the process of reviewing the e-mails, which we will be posting...