Monthly Archives: April 2016

Tech Employees Lead Ranking Of Bernie Donors

The Guardian reports: According to analysis of Federal Election Commission (FEC) filings by the Center for Responsive Politics, four of the top five employers of Sanders donors are tech companies. Google is number one, its employees having contributed more than $200,000. Microsoft, Apple and Amazon occupy the third, fourth and fifth spots respectively. Hillary Clinton, by contrast, has no tech ...

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Trump Wins Every New York County Except Manhattan

Via New York Magazine: Donald Trump was the clear victor in today’s GOP primary — indeed, parts of New York seem to be populated entirely by Trump supporters. He won every single county in New York save one: the county he calls home. Despite having lived there for years, somehow Trump failed to win a majority percentage of votes in ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Comptroller To Audit Board Of Elections After Widespread Primary Problems [VIDEO]

The New York Daily News reports: A record-setting deluge of Primary Day voter complaints led Tuesday to the angry promise of a full-scale investigation into the city’s long-bumbling Board of Elections. The flood of gripes, running the gamut from locked doors to botched voter rolls, led irate city Controller Scott Stringer to announce an immediate probe of an incompetent agency. ...

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UTAH: Salt Lake City Council Votes Unanimously To Rename Street For Harvey Milk

Salt Lake City’s Fox affiliate reports: In a unanimous vote, the city council voted to rename 900 South as “Harvey Milk Boulevard” after the murdered gay rights leader. The vote came after about an hour of public comment on Tuesday night, with members of the community split over the idea. Some who testified against the measure said they would support ...

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Hillary Clinton Wins New York Primary

With about 40% of the precincts reporting at this writing, the networks have called New York for Hillary Clinton, who appears to have won all of the New York City counties by 20 points or more. Now comes the waiting for the allocation of the delegates. Watch the votes come in live below.

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Donald Trump Wins New York Primary

The polls closed in New York state minutes ago and as expected Donald Trump has been projected to win, although under the GOP’s very complicated rules we won’t know how the delegates are allocated for at least a couple of hours. If Ted Cruz fails to take 20% of total vote, he’ll walk away empty-handed. On the Democratic side, exit ...

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Ride The Trump Train [VIDEO]

Donald Trump has tweeted out a fan-made video set to the 1996 Miami bass hit C’mon N’ Ride It by Quad City DJs. Seriously. Mediaite has more:  The video is well worth a watch all the way to the end, if for no other reason than to spot your favorite Trump surrogates from the 2016 campaign: Katrina Pierson. Diamond and ...

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GOP Rep. Peter King: I’ll Take Cyanide If Ted Cruz Ends Up Winning The The Republican Nomination [VIDEO]

Via USA Today: Just when it seems that Rep. Peter King must have exhausted his venom for Ted Cruz, he fires off another poisoned dart. “I hate Ted Cruz, and I think I’ll take cyanide if he ever got the nomination,” the New York Republican told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Tuesday, as voters prepared to cast ballots in the state’s ...

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Democrats Cheer Transgender Rights Ruling: It’s Time For The GOP To Get Over Their Anti-LGBT Bias

“This court victory affirms that there is no commonsense reason to bar transgender students from using the restroom that aligns with their gender identity and that doing so is discriminatory and harmful. This ruling sets precedent in five states, including North Carolina, where Republican legislators and the Republican governor have embraced the exact type of discrimination that the court today ...

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NORTH CAROLINA: Gov. Pat McCrory Says He’ll Respect Court’s Ruling In Transgender Rights Case [VIDEO]

McCrory is very unhappy about this “major, major change in social norms.” NC Capitol reports on Facebook: Gov. Pat McCrory spoke to reporters today after getting word about the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling on the Virginia transgender student case. The ruling could directly affect North Carolina’s controversial House Bill 2. The governor says he will abide by the ...

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Tracy Morgan Goes Springsteen On Mississippi

The Daily Beast reports: Stand-up comedian Tracy Morgan has canceled an upcoming Mississippi gig in protest of the state’s new law allowing business and public employees to discriminate against LGBT individuals. Morgan was set to perform at the Horseshoe Tunica Hotel & Casino in Robinsonville on April 29, as part of his Picking Up the Pieces comeback tour following a ...

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NORTH CAROLINA: Dem AG Roy Cooper Grows Lead Over Gov. Pat McCrory In Gubernatorial Race Poll

The Charlotte News & Observer reports: Attorney General Roy Cooper has a growing lead over Gov. Pat McCrory in their race for governor, a new poll shows. While previous surveys have shown the candidates neck-and-neck within a margin of error, the new Elon University Poll gives Cooper a 48-42 percent lead. The margin of error in this survey was just ...

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NOM Launches Campaign Demanding Congress Take Action On Anti-LGBT “First Amendment Defense Act”

Hate group leader Brian Brown is VERY UPSET that there’s been no action on the so-called First Amendment Defense Act. He writes: It’s been ten months since Sen. Mike Lee and Rep. Raul Labrador introduced the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA) protecting the right of Christians and people of faith to live out the truth of marriage in their daily ...

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BREAKING: Fourth Circuit Court Of Appeals Upholds Transgender Protections In Public Schools

Lambda Legal says this is a “game changer.” Chris Geidner reports at Buzzfeed: A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the Department of Education’s interpretation of existing federal civil rights laws to protect transgender people against discrimination in education. The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals, in a 2-1 decision, upheld the department’s interpretation of Title IX of the Education Amendments ...

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Belinda Carlisle To Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant: You Are Making Life Hell On Earth For LGBT Citizens

Former Go-Go’s lead singer Belinda Carlisle today published an open letter to Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant and it’s really something: Governor Bryant, I am scheduled to perform in your great state this Saturday, however given the very recent anti-LGBTQ attacks that your administration has leveled against some of your own citizens I very nearly cancelled my appearance. After discussion with ...

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VIRGINIA: Pearl Jam Dedicates I Am A Patriot Song To “Soldiers In The LGBT Community” [VIDEO]

Rolling Stone reports: Hours after Pearl Jam announced they were canceling their Raleigh, North Carolina concert to protest the state’s controversial “bathroom bill,” Eddie Vedder delivered a powerful speech in front of Pearl Jam’s Hampton, Virginia crowd Monday explaining the decision. “We thought we could take the money and give it to them and still play the show, but the ...

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Pat Boone: Those Satan Worshipers At Saturday Night Live Will Face Consequences For Defaming God

“God has a sense of humor. Why else would he invent the porcupine and the giraffe? Something can be devilishly funny, but this skit is diabolical. God has only one real enemy — Satan. Satan ridicules faith, and they’re taking Satan’s side. They’re also ridiculing me and the film, telling impressionable young people not to see it because it’s ridiculous. ...

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Rudy Giuliani Endorses Trump, Says GOP Should Give Him Nomination If He’s Close Enough [VIDEO]

Via Politico: Rudy Giuliani said he thinks Trump can get to the required 1,237 delegates needed to secure the nomination on the first ballot. If the billionaire doesn’t get there but is close, the Republican National Committee should change the rules to give it to him, Giuliani said Tuesday. “If he is within 20 or 30 within the nomination, they ...

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Trump Prepares To Sue Over Delegates

Politico reports: Donald Trump has made another new significant hire as he prepares for the possibility of a contested convention, bringing William McGinley, a prominent Republican political attorney and a veteran of past delegate battles, into his campaign. McGinley is expected to advise the Trump campaign on delegate selection battles in the upcoming states and on possible challenges to the ...

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UnitedHealth To Leave Most Obamacare Markets

The Hill reports: The insurer UnitedHealth is pulling out of the ObamaCare marketplaces in all but a “handful” of states in 2017, the company announced Tuesday. The announcement, made my CEO Stephen Hemsley on an earnings call, follows up on the company’s statement in November that it was considering dropping out completely due to financial losses. The Obama administration argues ...

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