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  • Trump AT War (2018) full movie: Steve Bannon's New Documentary

    09/20/2018 2:27:24 PM PDT · by tuffydoodle · 42 replies
    youtube ^ | Sept 18, 2018 | Steve Bannon
    jer p Published on Sep 18, 2018 I'm from South Korea and I come here for warning you, American citizens about the threat of Chinese Communists.
  • First votes already cast in volatile midterm elections

    09/21/2018 10:58:06 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/21/18 | Reid Wilson
    The first people to vote in this year’s midterm elections have already returned their ballots to state elections officials in North Carolina, seven weeks before much of the rest of the country gets to weigh in. Those voters — 181 of whom have voted so far, according to the state Board of Elections — are part of an increasing number of Americans who cast their ballots before Election Day. This year, more than 40 percent of all voters are likely to take advantage of mail-in, absentee or early voting options. “There’s been this revolution in the use of mailed-out ballots...
  • Facebook teaming with nonprofits to fight fake election news

    09/19/2018 7:52:20 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/19/18 | Michael Burke
    Facebook said Wednesday that it's teaming with two U.S. nonprofits to fight the spread of disinformation that could impact elections, according to Reuters. The social media giant will work with the International Republican Institute and the National Democratic Institute ahead of upcoming elections in Brazil and the U.S., company executives said on a call with reporters. “We know that there’s a lot more to do,” Facebook News Feed manager Greg Marra said Wednesday when asked about fake news that has spread recently in Brazil, according to Reuters. Amy Studdart, a senior adviser at the International Republican Institute, told Reuters that...
  • Dem strategist: 'Genuine concern' Russia will escalate interference efforts in 2018

    09/19/2018 8:22:04 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/19/2018 | Julia Manchester
    Democratic strategist Jennifer Holdsworth on Wednesday expressed concerns about possible Russian interference in the upcoming midterm elections, warning of the possibility of escalated meddling efforts. "I think that there is a genuine concern that there's going to be an elevation in the meddling," Holdsworth, chief revenue officer at targeting firm DSPolitical, told Hill.TV's Krystal Ball and Buck Sexton on "Rising." "I freely admit that there has been no proof that there were actual votes changed in 2016, but look at what the Russians did get away with," she continued."When a criminal sees that they can get away with something, they're...
  • RNC poll finds GOP voters aren’t worried about midterms. That’s bad

    09/18/2018 8:30:46 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 66 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 9/18/18 | Chris Pandolfo
    Fully half of self-identified Republicans don’t believe Democrats are likely to win back the House. And within that group, 57 percent of people who describe themselves as strong Trump supporters don’t believe Democrats have a chance (37 percent believe they do). … “If overconfident Republican voters stay home, Democrats could win a landslide,” Josh Green writes. “The report urges GOP officials to yank their voters back to reality: ‘We need to make real the threat that Democrats have a good shot of winning control of Congress.'”
  • Trump: I hope voters pay attention to Dem tactics amid Kavanaugh fight

    09/18/2018 9:27:24 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/18/18 | Brandon Conradis
    President Trump on Tuesday night said he hopes voters are paying attention to the Democratic "playbook" amid the tumultuous nomination process for his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, which has recently been plagued by sexual assault allegations. "The Supreme Court is one of the main reasons I got elected President. I hope Republican Voters, and others, are watching, and studying, the Democrats Playbook," Trump tweeted.Senate Republicans have been determined to get Kavanaugh confirmed before the November midterm elections, where Democrats are hoping to ride out a "blue wave" and retake both chambers of Congress. But Kavanaugh's confirmation, which until recently...
  • GOP in striking distance to retake Franken seat

    09/17/2018 8:23:24 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/17/18 | Michael Burke
    Minnesota Sen. Tina Smith (D) holds a 7-point lead over Republican challenger and state Sen. Karin Housley ahead of November's midterms, according to a new poll publishing Monday. The Star Tribune/MPR News Minnesota poll found that Smith, who replaced former Sen. Al Franken (D) following his resignation in January, has the support of 44 percent of likely voters. Another 37 percent support Housley, while 15 percent of those surveyed say they remain undecided, according to the poll. Smith, the former Minnesota lieutenant governor, was tapped to replace Franken after he resigned amid allegations of sexual misconduct. Smith now faces Housley...
  • Inside Herman Cain’s Plan to save POTUS Trump ‘in the face of unprecedented’ Leftist opposition

    09/16/2018 1:56:27 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 24 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 9/16/18 | USA Features
    Election 2018: As the midterms approach, former presidential contender and noted conservative commentator and businessman Herman Cain has stepped forward with a new plan to help save POTUS Donald Trump’s presidency along with the GOP congressional majority. “Last week we announced the formation of America Fighting Back PAC, with yours truly as chairman and primary spokesman,” he said on his website. “We felt it was necessary to take an initiative like this because the so-called ‘resistance’ to President Trump and his conservative policy agenda has become so unhinged and absurd,” he added.
  • Nunes: Russia probe documents should be released before election

    09/16/2018 10:46:11 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 4 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/16/18 | Megan Keller
    House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) said Sunday that the transcripts and documents for witnesses in the GOP-controlled panel's now-concluded Russia investigation need to be released before the midterm elections. "We believe that the depositions that we took, I think nearly about 70 people, those need to be published and they need to be published I think before the election," Nunes said on "Fox News Sunday." "I expect to make those available from our committee to the American public in the next few weeks," he added. Nunes's comments come days after his colleague, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) called for...
  • Polling in Real Time: The 2018 Midterm Elections

    The NY Times and Siena College are polling the "tossup" Midterm districts. Of the polling done in September so far, 7 REPs are leading, 3 DEMs are leading and 1 tied race out of 11 districts polled (DECENT RESULTS FOR REPUBLICANS!) 5 more districts are being polled right now. Results can be viewed in Real Time. Republicans are leading in 3 of the 5. What is shocking to me is the very low response rate. For example, in Colorado 6, there have been 489 responses out of 26,456 phone calls. That is less than 2% taking the poll. How can...
  • Voters in New York report problems at polling locations

    09/13/2018 4:41:22 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 17 replies
    the Hill ^ | 09/13/18 | Michael Burke
    Voters in New York reported a number of problems at polling locations during the state's primary on Thursday. Some voters found themselves no longer on voter rolls, while others said they weren't able to vote after their party affiliation had been switched without their knowledge. New York was holding primaries for governor and attorney general on Thursday, with polls set to close at 9:00 p.m. Among those affected was Huffington Post editor-in-chief Lydia Polgreen who said in a tweet that her name had not been on voter rolls. Meanwhile, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's son, Dante de Blasio,...
  • Zuckerberg: Facebook 'better prepared' ahead of midterms

    09/13/2018 11:00:18 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/13/18 | Harper Neidig
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said on Thursday that the social network is better equipped to fight potential interference efforts ahead of this year's election than it was in 2016. “In 2016, our election security efforts prepared us for traditional cyberattacks like phishing, malware, and hacking,” he wrote in a blog post. “We identified those and notified the government and those affected. What we didn't expect were foreign actors launching coordinated information operations with networks of fake accounts spreading division and misinformation. “Today, Facebook is better prepared for these kinds of attacks,” he continued. In the lengthy note to users, Zuckerberg...
  • Dem super PACs launch $21 million digital ad buy in top Senate races

    09/12/2018 2:24:12 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/12/18 | Lisa Hagen
    Two major Democratic super PACs are launching a joint $21 million digital ad campaign that’ll back Democratic incumbents and candidates in nine competitive Senate races. Priorities USA Action and Senate Majority PAC (SMP) will spend nearly $18 million on top races in Arizona, Florida, Indiana, Missouri and North Dakota. Senate Majority PAC will separately spend $3 million on ads in Montana, Nevada, Tennessee and West Virginia. The digital ads will run on social media platforms like Facebook as well as on audio streaming services like YouTube, Hulu and Spotify. The majority of the digital spots are focusing on taking aim...
  • The Mueller Charade

    09/12/2018 5:19:21 AM PDT · by lowbuck · 16 replies
    NRO ^ | 12 September 2018 | Conrad Black
    The outcome of the midterms may depend on how quickly the administration can counter-attack on the legal front. The almost unnoticed fact in the latest Democratic assault on the Trump administration is that it is based entirely on charges of confusion, the circus, incoherence, and nastiness. These themes never have to be hammered very long before the faithful take up the incantation about impeachment, but these aren’t impeachable, even if the charges were true. The Resistance has abandoned the accusation of impeachable offenses. The media barely noticed Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s acceptance of written answers to questions about collusion, or...
  • Beware of Ignoring "Safe" Districts in a Crazy Election Cycle

    09/10/2018 8:22:15 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 13 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | September 10, 2018 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    By John Di Leo - Reflections on the fall campaign, for fellow conservatives… others may find this inside baseball boring, and are welcome to disregard… In 1994, Congressman Dan Rostenkowski had been in Congress for 36 years. First elected to his solidly Democrat Chicago district in 1958, he could not possibly lose, and rose to great power in the House of Representatives. By 1994, he had been chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee for over a dozen years. His power was unparalleled; his seat secure… until the House Post Office Scandal erupted, and he became the very...
  • Obama’s Return May Energize Republicans More Than Democrats

    09/10/2018 12:03:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies ^ | September 10, 2018 | Mark Davis
    As Barack Obama lit into President Trump and his voters Friday in a speech at the University of Illinois, much was made of how unprecedented it was for a predecessor to level such public criticisms of an immediate successor. Two reactions came to mind. First, that tradition may be dead. If there are two presidents fond of touting their accomplishments in stark comparison to the competing party, they are Barack Obama and Donald Trump. Second, I didn’t really mind. The Trump era has ushered in a period of unfettered directness that may carry more pluses than minuses. So with pesky...
  • A ‘Blue Wave’? Kentucky Voter Registration Stats Say No.

    09/08/2018 10:17:15 AM PDT · by gswilder · 33 replies
    WLEX18 ^ | 9-8-2018 | WLEX18
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Republicans have added more than 58,000 registered voters since Donald Trump took office while Democrats have lost more than 2,500. The GOP registration boom nudged the number of registered Democrats below 50 percent in June for the first time in memory. The impressive registration gains have boosted the GOP’s confidence they can prevent a blue wave this November.
  • Shut Up And Eat Your Beans and Corn

    09/08/2018 6:12:33 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 33 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 9-8-18 | MOTUS
    Well, it’s official: Barack Hussein Obama is back on the campaign trail, as evidenced by his speech yesterday at the University of Illinois. Opening line: “It is good to be home. It’s good to see corn, beans. I was trying to explain to somebody as we were flying in, that's corn. That's beans, they were very impressed at my agricultural knowledge.” It would indeed be good to have Obama back in Illinois where he belongs. But trust me, he doesn’t know beans about corn, or most any thing else that fuels the economy of the greatest nation on earth.The most...
  • Flashback: The Palin Effect on 2010 Midterms

    09/07/2018 12:46:27 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 1 replies
    Time ^ | 2010 | Jay Newton Small
    Sarah Palin had a pretty good Super Tuesday. Three of the four candidates she endorsed won, bringing her record in tightly contested races to 8-3 overall this midterm election year. "Oftentimes I'm looking at the candidate who shares the circumstances in which I've been: underfunded, up against the machine, no big endorsements, running a grassroots campaign with the help of volunteer friends and family," Palin told TIME. Palin has done particularly well picking winners in Senate and gubernatorial races, having endorsed Senate candidate Rand Paul in Kentucky, Texas Governor Rick Perry, Susana Martinez for Governor in New Mexico and on...
  • Obama blasts Trump for fanning racial, economic resentments (Full Attack Mode)

    09/07/2018 10:24:11 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 54 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/07/18 | Max Greenwood
    Former President Barack Obama criticized President Trump in a highly-anticipated speech on Friday for capitalizing on racial and economic resentments that he said had been fanned for years by politicians, stepping off the political sidelines and offering a rare criticism of the sitting president by name. "It did not start with Donald Trump. He is a symptom, not the cause," Obama said of current political tensions in a speech at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. "He's just capitalizing on resentments politicians have been fanning for years," he continued. "A fear, an anger that’s rooted in our past, but is...