Monthly Archives: July 2016

LIVE VIDEO: Democratic Convention Day Two

At 4PM Democratic National Convention chair Rep. Marcia Fudge will gavel the second day to order. Watch below. After some routine business, we’ll get the state-by-state roll call votes and nominating speeches. If things go as they traditionally do, Hillary’s (sorta) home state of New York will be the one to put her over the threshold to formally become the ...

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Donald Trump’s Freedom Kids To Sue Donald Trump

From the Washington Post: Within hours of their performance at a Donald Trump rally in Pensacola, Fla., last January, the U.S.A. Freedom Kids were a sensation. You remember the video: Three preteen girls in star-spangled outfits crisply working through simple choreography as they lip-synced an upbeat update to “Over There.” Jeff Popick, father of the smallest Freedom Kid and author ...

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INDIANA: Lt. Governor Eric Holcomb Tapped To Run For Governor In Place Of Mike Pence

Politico reports: Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb will be Indiana Republicans’ new candidate for governor after winning a majority vote from the state GOP central committee Tuesday. Holcomb, a career political operative who just became lieutenant governor in March, replaces current Gov. Mike Pence on the ballot. Pence withdrew from his reelection race several weeks ago, after Donald Trump tapped him ...

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Swag Tuesday: See Babs In Concert In Brooklyn

Today’s Swag Tuesday prize is two tickets to see Barbra Streisand in concert at Brooklyn’s Barclay Center on August 13th! Enter below by commenting on this post. Please leave an email address if you are not a registered Disqus user.  The winner will be randomly chosen on Friday afternoon and notified via email by Streisand’s PR folks. Here’s the press ...

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Christian Adulterer And Felon Dinesh D’Souza Mocks Gender-Neutral Restrooms At Dem Convention

Campaign finance felon and busted adulterer Dinesh D’Souza this morning tweeted the above photo of his current wife, presumably after she had a completely normal experience while visiting at gender-neutral restroom at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. D’Souza has been on Fox all week flogging his latest movie, Hillary’s America: The Secret History Of The Democratic Party. This is @Debber66 emerging ...

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Trump Attacks Wasserman Schultz In New Ad [VIDEO]

This was to be expected: The video, which was released on the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, features a mock job application for the Florida congresswoman to work for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s campaign. Clinton’s campaign logo appears in the corner of the mock up. It ticks through her list of experience, which includes: ...

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Bernie Sanders: We’re Not Ready For A Third Party

The Washington Post reports: Bernie Sanders rebuffed calls from the Green Party — and a loud minority of his delegates and supporters here — to abandon the Democratic Party and build a third force outside of it. “I don’t know the leadership of the Green Party, but I respect what they’re trying to do,” Sanders said, at a breakfast sponsored ...

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Trump Issues Cryptic Tweet About Sen. Cory Booker

Some folks on Twitter took this as a threat to out Booker, who is unmarried. The Hill reports on the tweet: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump quickly fired back at Sen. Cory Booker’s (D-N.J.) speech Monday night at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia with a cryptic tweet. Trump criticized Booker, who was considered to be a top contender for ...

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NORTH CAROLINA: Trump Rally Crowd Cheers As Gov. Pat McCrory Mocks Transgender Rights [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: As North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) was introduced, an announcer for the campaign praised him for boosting the state’s economy, even though later in the night, Trump would say that he has three pages of statistics showing that the state is not doing well economically and would benefit from his proposed trade policies and job-creation ...

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NORTH CAROLINA: Court Date Set For Hate Law

Via press release from Lambda Legal: A federal court has scheduled the trial in a legal challenge to North Carolina’s sweeping anti-LGBT law, House Bill 2, to begin on Monday, November 14. U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Schroeder is holding arguments on Monday, August 1, on a motion for a preliminary injunction that asks the court to stop the enforcement ...

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Democrats Ratify Most Pro-LGBT Platform In History

Chris Johnson reports at the Washington Blade: Democrats ratified a party platform late Monday called the most LGBT-inclusive in history and a unifying document after a bitter primary. As convention chair Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio) presided, delegates at the Democratic National Convention approved the platform by voice vote. Although loud “nays” were heard, the overwhelming “yays” in favor of the ...

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11.5%: DNC Gets Record Number Of LGBT Delegates

NBC News reports: There is a record number of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender delegates at this year’s Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. And while they come from a variety of different states and backgrounds, most seem to have at least two things in common: their support for the Equality Act and their contempt for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. ...

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One Million Moms Flips Out After Nickelodeon Airs Animated Show With Married Gay Couple

Last week a recently launched animated series on Nickelodeon featured a married gay couple and One Million Moms is predictably quivering with rage. From the AFA’s OneNewsNow: A children’s TV network made dubious history last week, airing the first animated show featuring a “married” same-gender couple. And one organization is working to do something about it. After The Loud House ...

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Raves For First Lady’s DNC Speech [VIDEO]

From the Chicago Tribune: Three sentences. That’s all it took for First Lady Michelle Obama to eviscerate the central theme of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. “Don’t let anyone ever tell you that this country is not great,” Obama said on the first night of the Democratic National Convention. “That somehow we need to make it great again. Because this right ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Headlining Speakers At Dem Convention

Some of you have asked that I break these live video posts up to make the number of comments more manageable, so here you go. Tonight’s headlining speakers at the Democratic National Convention will be Sen. Cory Booker, First Lady Michelle Obama, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and Sen. Bernie Sanders, reportedly in that order. Watch below.

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JAPAN: 15 Dead, 45 Wounded In Knife Attack At Facility For Disabled, Lone Suspect A Former Employee

The right wing will leap on this as evidence of the supposed pointlessness of gun control. Via the Guardian: At least 15 people have been killed and another 45 injured after a man went on a rampage with a knife at a Japanese facility for disabled people in the early hours of Tuesday morning. Japan’s public broadcaster NHK said the ...

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Hillary To Address Substance Abuse In DNC Video

Watch below. Via press release: Tonight, Hillary for America and the Democratic National Convention Committee will show that the American people are united together to take on some of our country’s most urgent challenges. Hillary Clinton’s career has been about putting families first, and the opioid epidemic is quietly tearing families apart in communities across the country. Tonight’s Democratic National ...

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New York City To Pay $18M To Protesters Wrongly Arrested At 2004 Republican Convention

The New York Daily News reports: Nearly 10 years after Madison Square Garden hosted the 2004 Republican National Convention, the city has agreed to pay $18 million to settle dozens of lawsuits brought by protesters and bystanders who claim they were wrongly arrested during the event. Lawyers for the plaintiffs, who rallied Wednesday outside City Hall, called the agreement the ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Democratic Convention Begins

The 2016 Democratic National Convention is about to formally gaveled into order. But not by you-know-who. Watch below.

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Anti-Gay End Times Nutjob Dies At Age 90

The Washington Post: Pastor, author and radio personality Tim LaHaye, whose “Left Behind” novels spread his evangelical Christian faith to millions of readers through fiction, died Monday in California. He was 90 years old. The ministry that he founded announced his death, which the ministry said came several days after LaHaye suffered a stroke. LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins wrote the ...

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