Monthly Archives: August 2016

ARIZONA: Homocon Paul Babeu Wins US House Primary

The Associated Press reports: Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu has outpaced four challengers to win the Republican nomination in the sprawling 1st Congressional District, which includes much of Arizona outside the Tucson and Phoenix metro areas. Babeu’s victory earns him the right to try to wrest the district from Democratic control. Incumbent Ann Kirkpatrick is vacating the seat to run ...

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ARIZONA: John McCain Wins GOP Senate Primary

The Atlantic reports: The effect of Donald Trump’s candidacy on down-ballot races has concerned Republicans, worried his divisive rhetoric might alienate conservative voters. But on Tuesday night, John McCain eased those fears with his victory in Arizona’s Senate primary. Incumbents have won almost all of this year’s contested primaries. In Alaska, Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski won with more than 50 ...

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FLORIDA: Debbie Wasserman Schultz Wins Primary

Florida Politics reports: In one of the most closely observed congressional primaries in the nation, Debbie Wasserman Schultz has defeated her Democratic Party challenger, law professor Tim Canova, to win another two-year term in Florida’s 23rd Congressional District. Though all the votes have not been counted, Wasserman Schultz has the victory in hand, leading 58 percent to 42 percent. Wasserman ...

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FLORIDA: Patrick Murphy Wins Dem Senate Primary

Murphy destroyed Alan Grayson by more than a 3-1 margin. The Miami Herald reports: Rep. Patrick Murphy defeated liberal firebrand Alan Grayson and three others to secure the Democratic nomination and set up a battle in November with U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio. It’s the outcome that Democratic leaders have wanted for nearly 18 months. Shortly after the 33-year-old, two-term congressman ...

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FLORIDA: Marco Rubio Wins GOP Senate Primary

Via the Miami Herald: U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio cruised to victory in the Republican primary on Tuesday, easily brushing aside multi-millionaire Carlos Beruff who spent $8 million of his own money trying to knock him out office. With his party’s nomination secure, Rubio is now on path to defend the Senate seat he’s held since 2010 and potentially help the ...

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Trump Surrogate: Ban The Poor From Voting [AUDIO]

Wingnut commentator Wayne Root, who earlier this year was the opening speaker at a Trump rally in Nevada, today declared that people on public assistance and women who get their birth control through Obamacare should not be allowed to vote. Because if America banned the “takers” from voting, Republicans would sweep every election. Right Wing Watch has the transcript: “If ...

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Crazy Eyes: God Raised Trump To Be President [VIDEO]

Trump campaign evangelical advisor and ex-gay torture clinic operator Michele Bachmann today declared that Donald Trump was “raised up” by White Jesus to be our president. From her interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network: “This is one thing I know from the Book of Daniel: the bottom line of the Book of Daniel is this: it teaches us that the ...

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Sarah Palin Calls On Patriots To “Sack This Ungrateful Punk” Quarterback Over His National Anthem Protest

“America – let’s sack this ungrateful punk. Kaepernick – yeah, you’re really ‘down with the oppressed’ in this nation. Enjoying your $114 million contract, your previous adoring fans, sucking up a life of luxury. GOD AND COUNTRY GAVE YOU THIS OPPORTUNITY. You can’t acknowledge that? Then on behalf of every Vet I’m privileged to know: GET THE HELL OUT.” – ...

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FLORIDA: Polk County Polling Clerk Fired After Telling Voter That Independents Are Not Allowed To Vote

From Orlando’s ABC affiliate: A Polk County Polling Clerk has been fired after an issue at the polls Tuesday morning. According to Supervisor of Elections Community Services Director P.J. Leiva, A voter went to Precinct 216, located on South Lakeside Avenue, looking to vote Independent. The voter was told she couldn’t vote because she was independent, and they didn’t have ...

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LOS ANGELES: Singer Chris Brown In Standoff With SWAT Team, Reportedly Hurls Drugs From Window

The Los Angeles Times reports: Los Angeles police are seeking a search warrant for singer Chris Brown’s Tarzana home to look for a weapon he allegedly used to threaten a woman early Tuesday morning, according to law enforcement sources. Officers responded to a woman’s call for help at the residence in the 5000 block of Corbin Avenue about 3 a.m. ...

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Eagle Forum: It’s Not Racist To Hate Mexicans

The St. Louis Dispatch reports: Ed Martin, who ran for Missouri attorney general four years ago and now is the chief spokesman and ally to conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly, said at a Tea Party rally in the St. Louis area Sunday: “You’re not racist if you don’t like Mexicans. They’re from a nation. If you don’t think Muslims are vetted ...

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Lesbian Bagpiper Vs Anti-Gay Street Preacher [VIDEO]

From the Daily Record: A bagpipe playing student drowned out a homophobic bigot who compared being gay to bestiality in megaphone rant. Brave Brice Ehmig confronted the preacher who was wearing a “Jesus saves from hell” T-shirt on the campus at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, USA, on Friday August 19. Despite the preacher’s best efforts to have ...

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Today’s The Big Day For The Anti-Christ

According to several dozen YouTube clips that cumulatively have millions of views, the Anti-Christ will reveal himself to the world today. The clips breathlessly report that today’s date has been confirmed by end times Pastor John Hagee, Pope Francis, Fox News, and other extremely reliable sources. The far-right Charisma News, however, reassures its readers that today can’t be the actual ...

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Marco Rubio: If Reelected To The Senate, I Might Not Serve The Full Six Years Because You Never Know

Politico reports: Marco Rubio on Monday refused to commit to serving a full six-year term in the Senate should he win reelection. And the former Republican presidential candidate subtly suggested that if he ran for the White House again, he would be prepared to leave politics behind if he lost. “No one can make that commitment because you don’t know ...

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Donald Trump Jr. Retweets False Claim That Hillary Is Secretly Paying Pollsters To Fake Their Results

Via Mediaite: Donald Trump Jr. retweeted Tuesday a Trump supporter’s claim that his father’s general election opponent Hillary Clinton was secretly paying off pollsters to fudge poll results. Trump should have realized however that the email– supposedly between Clinton and Democratic polling firm Public Policy Polling– was fake, judging by the fact that it looks really, really, really fake. PPP ...

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Maine Gov. Paul LePage: Maybe I’ll Resign, Maybe Not

GOP Maine Gov. Paul LePage isn’t sorry for his racist tirades, but he still might resign. So he says today, at least. The Portland Press Herald reports: Gov. Paul LePage raised the possibility Tuesday that he may not finish his second term, amid mounting pressure from Democrats and members of his own party to amend for his recent actions. “I’m ...

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Pastor Mark Burns: I’m Sorry I Tweeted Those Blackface Photos Of Hillary, But Jesus Forgives Me [VIDEO]

Multi-millionaire prosperity gospel scamvangelist and Trump supporter Pastor Mark Burns appeared on CNN this morning to apologize for tweeting photos of Hillary Clinton in blackface. According to Burns, Jesus has already forgiven him for the tweets because that’s “the true message of grace.” Watch below. More from Buzzfeed: “I want to say to the people who were offended — obviously ...

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Rick Perry: I’ll Be Dancing For The Veterans

The lineup and pairings for the next season of Dancing With The Stars were formally revealed today. Former Texas Gov. Rick “Oops” Perry just tweeted out a photo of his partner, announcing that he will be competing to raise awareness for veterans. More from Variety: After weeks of speculation, the network confirmed that Olympic gold medalists Ryan Lochte and Laurie ...

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Trump Refuses To Take Part In Mock Debates

The New York Times reports: Mr. Trump, a supremely confident communicator, wants viewers to see him as a truth-telling political outsider and trusts that he can box in Mrs. Clinton on her ethics and honesty. He has been especially resistant to his advisers’ suggestions that he take part in mock debates with a Clinton stand-in. At their first session devoted ...

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STUDY: Dogs Do Understand What You’re Saying

Well, some of what you’re saying. From the Associated Press: Scientists have found evidence to support what many dog owners have long believed: man’s best friend really does understand some of what we’re saying. Researchers in Hungary scanned the brains of dogs as they were listening to their trainer speaking to determine which parts of the brain they were using. ...

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