Monthly Archives: October 2016

Bob Dylan Finally Acknowledges Nobel Prize

The Telegraph reports: “Isn’t that something…?” Bob Dylan isn’t exactly making a big deal out of being awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. But at least the 1960s trailblazer is finally acknowledging his becoming the first musician to be granted admission to the world’s most elite literary club. When I ask him about his reaction to hearing the news a ...

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Howard Dean: Comey Has Put Himself On Putin’s Side

Mediaite mocks: Yes, but Russia. That seems to be a common refrain amongst certain Democrats these days whenever anything about Hillary Clinton‘s emails is brought up. But now that FBI Director James Comey announced the discovery of emails possibly relevant to their Clinton investigation, Howard Dean sent out this shark-jumping tweet. That’s Howard Dean saying the head of the FBI ...

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IOWA: Trump Supporter Busted For Voter Fraud Says She Did It Because The Polls Are Totally Rigged

Iowa Public Radio reports: A Des Moines woman has been charged with Election Misconduct, a Class D felony, after allegedly voting twice for GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump. Terri Rote says she was afraid her first ballot for Trump would be changed to a vote for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. “I wasn’t planning on doing it twice, it was spur ...

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REPORT: Comey Defied Lynch With Senate Letter

The New Yorker reports: On Friday, James Comey, the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, acting independently of Attorney General Loretta Lynch, sent a letter to Congress saying that the F.B.I. had discovered e-mails that were potentially relevant to the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private server. Coming less than two weeks before the Presidential election, Comey’s decision to make ...

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WaPo: Britain’s Daily Mail Prompted New FBI Probe

From the Washington Post: This is the sentence, published in September by the Daily Mail, that led to Hillary Clinton’s new FBI woes: “Anthony Weiner carried on a months-long online sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl during which she claims he asked her to dress up in ‘school-girl’ outfits for him on a video messaging application and pressed her to ...

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Former Rutgers Student Pleads Guilty In Retrial For Anti-Gay Bullying That Led To Suicide Of Tyler Clementi

The Associated Press reports: A former Rutgers University student whose roommate killed himself after being secretly recorded on a web camera kissing another man pleaded guilty Thursday to attempted invasion of privacy. Dharun Ravi’s plea comes after a New Jersey appeals court last month threw out a 15-count conviction against him and ordered a new trial on other counts. The ...

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Dobbs And Perkins Chortle Over FBI News [VIDEO]

Hate group leader Tony Perkins and Fox anchor Lou Dobbs, who last week doxed one of Trump’s accusers, shared a laugh last night over the latest move by FBI Director James Comey. Perkins: “It’s a major game-changer. The question now is whether Hillary will end up in the White House or the big house.” Perkins went on to say that ...

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ALABAMA: Roy Moore Storms Out Of Lottery Drawing To Select Retired Judges To Hear His Appeal [VIDEO]

The Montgomery Advertiser reports: Just as court staff prepared to draw names of retired judges to hear suspended Chief Justice Roy Moore’s appeal of his ethics convictions last month, Philip Jauregui, an attorney for Moore, introduced a motion to continue the lottery. The Alabama Supreme Court recused itself from hearing Moore’s appeal earlier this week. But with Moore looking on ...

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Hillary +2 In New ABC/WaPo National Poll

Politico reports: Hillary Clinton’s lead over Donald Trump has plummeted to just a 2-point margin, according to a new national poll out Saturday conducted even before the FBI director said in a letter to Congress that new evidence had been discovered concerning Clinton’s improper use of a personal email server while secretary of state. The ABC News/Washington Post tracking poll, ...

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IOWA: Republican Woman Busted For Voting Twice

Voter fraud is REAL. The Des Moines Register reports: A Des Moines woman has been arrested on suspicion of voting twice this month in the general election, police and court records show. Terri Lynn Rote, 55, was booked into the Polk County Jail about 3:40 p.m. Thursday on a first-degree election misconduct charge, which is a Class D felony. Rote, ...

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Limbaugh: Hillary’s FBI Crony James Comey Is Only Doing This To Distract From Wikileaks Scandal [AUDIO]

Via Mediaite: Responding to the news Friday that the FBI was rekindling its investigation into Clinton’s emails, Rush Limbaugh speculated that the bureau was simply trying to redirect voters’ attention away from Wikileaks’ ongoing release of emails hacked from Clinton campaign manager John Podesta. FBI Director James Comey “is going to make everybody think for the next three or four ...

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CHICAGO: Passengers Use Escape Chutes After Jet Catches Fire On O’Hare Runway, Nine Injuries [VIDEO]

By coincidence, today was O’Hare’s fire drill day and they’d issued social media messages telling people not to worry if they saw anything unusual. DNA Info reports: A harrowing scene played out at O’Hare Airport Friday afternoon after an American Airlines flight caught fire on a runway, forcing 170 people to flee the plane on inflated slides as huge flames ...

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Loony Tunes Alex Jones: Donald Trump Is God’s Messenger And The King David Of Our Times [VIDEO]

God must love to grab pussies: “It’s official, Donald J. Trump has won the 2016 election in a massive landslide,” Alex Jones declared this week. Of course, he was only speaking metaphorically, alleging that even if Trump doesn’t get elected—because the election is stolen from him—he will be the real winner because he “promoted nationalism,” “exposed globalism” and birthed new ...

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TEXAS: GOP Calls On State Supreme Court To Abolish Spousal Benefits For Houston’s Gay Employees

The Austin Statesman reports: Ratcheting up pressure on the all-Republican Texas Supreme Court, Gov. Greg Abbott and other leading GOP officials Friday urged the court to revive a lawsuit that seeks to abolish employee benefits the city of Houston provides to married same-sex couples. The case has become a rallying point for the state’s social conservatives, with the stakes growing ...

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BREAKING: Supreme Court To Consider Challenge To Obama Administration’s Regulations On Trans Rights

USA Today reports: The Supreme Court agreed Friday to take up the controversial issue of transgender rights, instantly transforming what had loomed as a holding-pattern term with only eight justices into one featuring another major social policy issue. The justices will consider a Virginia school district’s challenge to Obama administration regulations requiring that schools allow transgender students to use restrooms ...

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Reince Priebus Parrots False “Private Server” Claims

Politico reports: “The FBI’s decision to reopen their criminal investigation into Hillary Clinton’s secret email server just 11 days before the election shows how serious this discovery must be,” said Chairman Reince Priebus in a statement shortly after news broke about the FBI’s action. “This stunning development raises serious questions about what records may not have been turned over and ...

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NORTH CAROLINA: Trump Mistakenly Ejects Black Supporter From Rally, Calls Him A “Paid Thug” [VIDEO]

The Raleigh News & Observer reports: Nash County resident C.J. Cary arrived at the Kinston Jet Center Wednesday night in eager anticipation of a Donald Trump rally. Cary says he wanted to deliver a note to Trump urging him to be less offensive and more inclusive to four demographic groups: black people, women, people with disabilities and college students. Cary, ...

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BREAKING: FBI Director Sends Letter To Senate Announcing Investigation Of New Hillary Emails

NBC News reports: The FBI will re-open its investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server, bureau director James Comey said in a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Friday. “In connection with an unrelated case, the FBI has learned of the existence of emails that appear to be pertinent to the investigation … I agreed that ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Petition Launched To Legalize Bodega Cats After Bitchy One-Star Yelp Review Goes Viral

Bodega cats are a beloved Gotham institution and the subjects of popular Tumblr and Instagram accounts. But their technical illegality is in the news this week thanks to an outraged Yelp review that has gone locally viral. Yahoo News reports: Don’t mess with the bodega cats. Walk into any corner store a.k.a bodega in New York City, and you’ll find ...

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Trump Vows To Write $10M Check To Campaign After Report Reveals He’s Only Given $31K This Month

And that paltry $31K came in the form of “in kind” donations. Talking Points Memo reports: For the past month, Donald Trump has repeatedly claimed that he will personally contribute more than $100 million to his own campaign by Election Day, but now Trump will not commit to reaching that goal. “We’ll see what’s needed,” Trump told Fox News’ Bret ...

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