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  • Democrats' 2018 slogan: "For the People"

    07/18/2018 3:51:33 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 184 replies
    Axios ^ | 18 Jul 2018 | Alexi McCammond
    House Democrats shared their new campaign slogan for 2018, per Politico: "For the People." Why it matters: Dems are trying to capture what they stand for by simplifying their economy-focused "A Better Deal" message, but neither slogan will inspire Democratic voters the way Trump's "Make America Great Again" broke through with Republicans. Show less Yes, but: Take it from Rep. Cheri Bustos, who told Politico that no one is "claiming this is poetic ... It’s just a way, in a quick way, to put together the answer to what we stand for.” The message will focus on using infrastructure to...
  • James Comey Urges Americans to Vote Democrat This Fall: ‘Policy Differences Don’t Matter Right Now’

    07/18/2018 7:59:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/18/2018 | Jack Crowe
    Embattled former FBI director James Comey urged Americans to vote Democrat in the upcoming midterm elections in a Tuesday night tweet. Comey, a former Republican who was fired by President Trump last year, claimed in the late night tweet that the GOP-led Congress has failed in its obligation to stand up to the president when he strays from American “values.” “All who believe in this country’s values must vote for Democrats this fall,” he wrote. “Policy differences don’t matter right now. History has its eyes on us.” The former FBI chief has made headlines in recent months for frequently maligning...
  • Dem Campaign Manager Leaves Race in Wake of Free Beacon Exposé [2nd Amendment Voters in New York!]

    07/17/2018 9:30:00 PM PDT · by familyop · 28 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 17, 2018 | Stephen Gutowski
    The campaign manager for Democrat Tedra Cobb, who is running to unseat Rep. Elise Stefanik (R., N.Y.), left the campaign on Tuesday in the wake of a video where Cobb says she won't publicly state what she actually believes about banning certain guns. Mike Szustak, who has been running Cobb's campaign since April, told the Watertown Daily Times that he was no longer working on the campaign. It is not clear if he quit or if he was fired. The move comes in the aftermath of a Washington Free Beacon report on a video showing Cobb telling a group of...
  • Trump backed Rep. Martha Roby, wins AL runoff primary.

    07/17/2018 6:18:55 PM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 21 replies
    Congresswoman, Rep.Martha Roby, Republican, has easily defeated her opponent, Bobby Bright in a run-off CD special election this evening, garnering 66% of the vote!!! Another win for the Trumpies!!!
  • Top Voting Machine Vendor Admits It Installed Remote-Access Software on Systems Sold to States

    07/17/2018 4:19:37 PM PDT · by vannrox · 26 replies
    motherboard ^ | Jul 17 2018, 8:00pm | Kim Zetter
    The nation's top voting machine maker has admitted in a letter to a federal lawmaker that the company installed remote-access software on election-management systems it sold over a period of six years, raising questions about the security of those systems and the integrity of elections that were conducted with them. In a letter sent to Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) in April and obtained recently by Motherboard, Election Systems and Software acknowledged that it had "provided pcAnywhere remote connection software … to a small number of customers between 2000 and 2006," which was installed on the election-management system ES&S sold them....
  • Tucker Carlson: Mexico has interfered in US elections 'more successfully' than Russia

    07/17/2018 12:47:27 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 16, 2018 | Max Greenwood
    Fox News host Tucker Carlson said Monday that Mexico had been more successful than Russia in influencing U.S. elections by "packing" the American electorate with its own people. Carlson said Russia has, in fact, sought to meddle in U.S. affairs. But other countries, like Mexico, had been more successful in doing so, he said. "I don't think Russia is our close friend or anything like that," Carlson said. "I think of course they try to interfere in our affairs. They have for a long time. Many countries do. Some more successfully than Russia, like Mexico, which is routinely interfering in...
  • BOOM! Trump Accuses FBI Cheater Peter Strzok of Reporting to Barack Obama (VIDEO)

    07/16/2018 7:31:13 PM PDT · by bitt · 127 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 7/16/2018 | Jim Hoft
    President Trump held an interview Monday with Sean Hannity from FOX News after his meeting and press conference with Vladimir Putin. President Trump: Before I won he said this is nothing and it can’t happen. It’s a very dishonest deal. We have to find out who did Peter Strzok report to because it was Comey and it was McCabe and there was also probably Obama. If you think Obama didn’t know what was going on, when you watch, and I said it today when you watch Peter Strzok’s performance, the lover of Lisa Page, the FBI, I tell you I...
  • Bitcoin, malware and blind luck helped Russian agents hack Democratic Party computers

    07/15/2018 6:57:49 PM PDT · by Libloather · 75 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 · 72 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 · 80 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.