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  • Half of Voters Say Reporters Aim to Defeat Kavanaugh’s Confirmation

    09/24/2018 5:06:54 PM PDT · by familyop · 23 replies
    Rasmussen ^ | September 24, 2018 | Rasmussen
    Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation has been top news for weeks, but voters don’t think the media is trying to do him any favors. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 47% of Likely U.S. Voters think when most reporters write or talk about Kavanaugh, they are trying to defeat his confirmation. Just eight percent (8%) think most reporters are trying to help Kavanaugh win the Senate confirmation, while 37% think most reporters are simply interested in reporting the news in an unbiased manner. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
  • Russian Communists announce Coalition governments with Nationalists in 3 Regions

    09/24/2018 2:09:39 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 18 replies
    Moscow Times ^ | Sept. 24, 2018
    The Russian Communist Party has announced it will form a coalition government with the nationalist Liberal Democratic Party (LDPR) in three regions where Kremlin-backed candidates suffered rare gubernatorial election defeats over the past week. Incumbents from the ruling party in the Far East Khabarovsk region and central Russia’s Vladimir region lost gubernatorial runoffs to LDPR on Sunday. Candidates from the Communist Party and A Just Russia will compete for the governor’s seat in the Siberian republic of Khakasia on Oct. 7 after its governor’s withdrawal from the race. “We will now form a coalition government in Khabarovsk, Vladimir and Khakasia,”...
  • 2016 pollsters erred by not weighing education on state level, says political analyst

    09/24/2018 1:22:10 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 60 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/24/18 | Julia Manchester
    Political analyst Bill Schneider said on Monday that one of the biggest mistakes made by state pollsters in the 2016 presidential election is that they didn't give enough consideration to differences in voters' education. "One other mistake the pollsters made is they didn't weigh the results in the states by education," Schneider told Hill.TV's Joe Concha on "What America's Thinking." "Education has become a bigger and bigger factor in our politics, and it's been there for a while, differences by education, but [President] Trump has exaggerated them. There's a huge difference between the college-educated white voters and the non-college educated...
  • New Movie Claims Google Handed the Popular Vote to Hillary Clinton in 2016

    09/23/2018 7:04:26 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 32 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 23, 2018 | Tyler O'Neil
    When Donald Trump surprised the world by winning the 2016 election, liberals clung to the idea that his victory was illegitimate because Hillary Clinton won the popular vote. According to a psychologist who supported Clinton in 2016, however, Google's bias in Clinton's favor may remove even that symbolic victory from her. Almost all of Clinton's popular vote margin could be attributed to Google bias, making her win "negligible." Dr. Robert Epstein, a psychologist who earned his Ph.D. at Harvard, actually reported this finding last year, but he explains how it works in the upcoming film "The Creepy Line." Epstein made...
  • Paul Gosar: Siblings savage congressman in attack advert

    09/23/2018 1:11:15 PM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 59 replies ^ | 23 Sep 2018 | BBC
    Fearing for the future, his siblings have thrown their weight behind their choice of candidate in a powerful new TV advert. The striking part? It's not their brother. Nope - six of Mr Gosar's siblings have spoken out to endorse his rival, Democrat David Brill. If that sounds brutal on paper, the execution is even more savage. To maximise its impact, the ad doesn't name the six speakers until the end - they're just presented as normal Arizona folks.
  • Ocasio-Cortez: My proposals aren’t 'pie in the sky’ (the bartender wants to 'invest')

    09/23/2018 7:21:48 AM PDT · by Libloather · 50 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/16/18 | QUINT FORGEY
    New York congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defended an ambitious slate of policy proposals Sunday, casting the various planks of her Democratic Socialist agenda as long-term investments that would pay dividends for future generations of Americans. “What we need to realize is that these investments are better and they are good for our future," Ocasio-Cortez said in an interview on CNN's "State of the Union." "These are generational investments," she said. "They're not short-term Band-Aids, but they are really profound decisions about who we want to be as a nation and how we want to act as the wealthiest nation in...
  • Who's causing this whole committee vote mess??

    09/22/2018 1:36:37 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 50 replies
  • No Judges Confirmed This Week (we all know why)

    09/22/2018 3:38:18 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 6 replies
    This will be a weekly post. Count remains at 68. The Senate has been tied up trying to accomodate, not the Kavanaugh accuser, but the insufferable Lisa Murkowski and McCain minion Jeff Flake. McConnell likes these types in the Senate so he can control legislation and nominations at will. But McConnell is an Establishment creature and the Establishment wants Kavanaugh on the court (he would have been the pick of Mitt or Jeb as well). So in the end Kavanaugh will be confirmed. The footsie will just play out a littke longer.
  • Cruz and Beto debate live thread

    09/21/2018 4:14:17 PM PDT · by bgill · 199 replies
    nbc/youtube ^ | Sept. 21, 2018 | vanity
    Didn't see a thread so here tis.
  • Planned Parenthood Spending More than $4 Million (YOUR TAX DOLLARS) to Help Dems Regain House

    09/21/2018 11:47:16 AM PDT · by Sneakyuser · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/20/2018 | Dr. Susan Berry
    ...earlier in September, Planned Parenthood announced a $20 million midterm election ground campaign – reportedly the largest ever organized by the group. “This is all fuel to an already raging fire,” Schifeling said, warning that the “days are numbered” for any politician who opposes women’s right to abortion...
  • 1991: Sen. Hatch Denounces Senate Democrats Treatment of Clarence Thomas (well worth watching)

    09/21/2018 5:29:14 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 7 replies
    27 years ago, Senator Orrin Hatch called out Senate Democrats’ egregious behavior during the confirmation hearing of Clarence Thomas.
  • CNN’s Ana Navarro: Kavanaugh Allegations Will Be ‘in His Obituary,’ (she says giddily)

    09/20/2018 5:31:45 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 44 replies ^ | 9/20/18 | Tony Lee
    Never Trumper and CNN pundit Ana Navarro claimed on Wednesday evening that the sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh will be “in his obituary” and “be a huge black cloud on top” of his career. “This is going to be a huge black cloud on top of Judge Kavanaugh’s career, the rest of his life,” Navarro told host Chris Cuomo. “It is going to be in his obituary, the fact that this allegation came through.” Lisa Banks, one of the lawyers for Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford, told CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Tuesday evening that Ford is...
  • A case of mistaken identity?

    09/20/2018 5:17:36 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 42 replies ^ | 9/19/18 | Paul Mirengoff
    Yesterday, word circulated in certain quarters of the D.C. legal/public policy community that the assault allegation against Brett Kavanaugh may be a case of mistaken identity. In other words, the incident happened, but the perpetrator wasn’t Kavanaugh. In the version I heard, the assault was committed by a guy who attended the Landon School, not Georgetown Prep where Kavanaugh was a student. Landon and Georgetown Prep are both elite prep schools in the prosperous Maryland suburbs of Washington, D.C. Having no idea whether this information is reliable, I wrote nothing about it. I was struck, however, by this tweet by...
  • Media Bias Has Real Consequences (GOP weeps for lost Jeb donor)

    09/20/2018 4:40:11 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 4 replies ^ | 9/20/18 | John Lott
    The media’s false statements have gotten completely out of control. Unfortunately, the narrative that Trump has trouble condemning white supremacists is just one of many that the media repeats on so many different topics. It isn’t surprising that even many very smart people, such as Mr. Wexner, sometimes get taken in.
  • New plan from some House Democrats aims to oust Nancy Pelosi

    09/20/2018 12:38:38 AM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    See BS ^ | 9/19/18 | BO ERICKSON, ED O'KEEFE
    An ongoing feud over who will lead House Democrats next year is poised to enter a new round as early as next week, as members eager to oust House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-California, are floating a new way to do so. The latest attempt — which senior leadership aides anticipate will be futile — once again exposes that a handful of House Democrats remain concerned about whether Pelosi is dragging down candidates locked in competitive races that the party needs to win in order to gain control of the House. This group of anti-Pelosi Democrats is seeking to change...
  • Democrats don't want to confirm anyone to the Supreme Court until after 2020 election

    09/19/2018 4:10:00 PM PDT · by kevcol · 72 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 19, 2018 | Emily Jashinsky
    Democrats have an endgame in mind when it comes to thwarting Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation. Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, revealed as much in an interview this week. Speaking to Politico, Hirono said Senate Democrats will try to keep retired Justice Anthony Kennedy's seat vacant until after the 2020 elections, should Kavanaugh's confirmation ultimately fail.
  • Las Vegas judge nullifies results of Republican election

    09/19/2018 5:09:13 PM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 24 replies ^ | 09/18/2018 | By Ramona Giwargis
    In a decision that appears to flout Nevada election law, a Las Vegas judge has nullified the results of a Republican primary election. Jason Burke defeated Mack Miller by 122 votes in the June 12 primary for state Assembly District 5, but a judge declared Miller “the rightful winner of the election” because Burke did not file campaign finance reports in time. “This is certainly a novel case that I haven’t seen before,” said Las Vegas attorney Daniel Stewart, who specializes in Nevada election law. “But no two election contests are the same, and it seems like every election cycle...
  • Why aren't there ever any dire predictions for Democrats ahead of elections?

    09/19/2018 9:04:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/19/2018 | Jack Hellner
    We get continuous warnings that Republicans are going to get trounced in the midterms this fall, not because of Republican policies, but because people just don't like President Trump. We were told that Republicans would get trounced in 2016 because people just didn't like Trump and he would drag the party down. On Monday, there was an article by the Associated Press that pushed that Democrat narrative.  Take a look: In a post-Labor Day briefing at the White House, a top Republican pollster told senior staff that the determining factor in the election wouldn't be the improving economy or the...
  • Flake tells Jim Acosta if Ford does not appear "I think we'll have to move to the markup,"

    09/18/2018 5:04:05 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 36 replies ^ | 9/18/18 | Jim Acosta
    Jim Acosta ‏ Verified account @Acosta Flake called me to apologize for missing the interview. He said he would support GOP push to move forward with Kavanaugh nomination if Ford does not appear at hearing. "I think we'll have to move to the markup," he said. "I hope she does (appear). I think she needs to be heard."
  • Corker: Senate Judiciary Committee Members Should ‘Move On’ If Ford Declines Opportunity To Testify

    09/18/2018 3:04:18 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 79 replies ^ | 9/18/18 | Henry Rodgers
    Tennessee Republican Sen. Bob Corker said Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Judge Brett Kavanaugh of high school-era sexual assault, needs to respond to Senate inquiries, and that the Judiciary Committee should “move on” if she declines. “I would hope that if someone has been given the opportunity to voice a concern that they have that they would do so,” Corker told The Daily Caller News Foundation in the U.S. Capitol Tuesday afternoon. “So that would be quite something, if she decided she did not want to testify. I would assume the committee would then move on, as they should.”...