2016 Election

Fake Melania Returns To The Colbert Show [VIDEO]

The Washington Post recaps: Laura Benanti returned to “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” Tuesday to reprise her spot-on parody of Melania Trump — this time with some uncomfortable Billy Bush references. The Tony Award-winning actress wowed Colbert’s audience (and the Internet) in July when she spoofed Melania Trump’s Republican National Convention speech, revealed to have lifted passages from Michelle ...

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Ecuador: Yes, We Cut Off Julian Assange’s Internet

The Associated Press reports: Ecuador’s government has acknowledged that it has “temporarily restricted” WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s internet access at its embassy in London after the whistleblowing site published documents from Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign The foreign ministry in a statement Tuesday said that while it stands by its decision in 2012 to grant Assange asylum, it doesn’t interfere in ...

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Tennessee GOP Falls For Voter Fraud Troll [UPDATED]

Yesterday homcons Matt Drudge and Jim Hoft, the Ohio Secretary of State, and half of the right wing blogosphere fell for a Twitter troll who claimed to be an Ohio mailman who was destroying absentee ballots marked for Trump. Late last night the Tennessee state Republican Party fell for a similar prank. Via Talking Points Memo: The Tennessee GOP retweeted ...

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70 Nobel Prize Winners Endorse Hillary Clinton

The Hill reports: In an open letter to the American people, 70 winners of the Nobel Prize endorsed Hillary Clinton for president Tuesday. In the letter, the laureates write that Clinton will preserve the country’s freedoms, safeguard national security and unite the country to work toward a better future. “It is imperative that Hillary Clinton be elected as the next ...

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Michael Moore Unveils Surprise Trump Film

Deadline reports: Michael Moore has his own October Surprise: He made a movie about Donald Trump, which the filmmaker is self-distributing this weekend, and everyone is learning about it now. Moore is currently in the editing/mixing room, putting the final touches on Michael Moore in TrumpLand in time for tonight’s premiere at New York City’s IFC Center at 9:30PM ET. ...

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Mike Pence Calls Office Bombing “Political Terrorism,” Urges Trump Fans To Monitor Voters At Polls [VIDEO]

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence today grandstanded in the burned-out ruins of the North Carolina GOP office that was firebombed this weekend, declaring that this “political terrorism” would have had much greater media attention if the target had been a Democratic office. Responding to a reporter’s question, Pence then doubled-down on yesterday’s call for Trump supporters to “peacefully” monitor voters at ...

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BOOM: Obama Tells Trump To Stop Whining [VIDEO]

You know Trump will go nuts about this. ABC News reports: President Obama criticized Donald Trump today for suggesting the presidential election will be rigged. “I have never seen in my lifetime or in modern political history any presidential candidate trying to discredit the elections and the election process before votes have even taken place. It’s unprecedented. It happens to ...

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Today’s Trump Meme: #DrainTheSwamp

Via press release from Hair Furor: First: I am going to re-institute a 5-year ban on all executive branch officials lobbying the government for 5 years after they leave government service. I am going to ask Congress to pass this ban into law so that it cannot be lifted by executive order. Second: I am going to ask Congress to ...

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ROCK THE VOTE: Hillary +68 Among Millennials

The Hill reports: Hillary Clinton is dominating Donald Trump among millennial voters, according to a new USA Today/Rock the Vote poll released Monday. Clinton has 68 percent support among likely millennial voters and Trump is backed by only 20 percent, according to the survey. Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson has the support of eight percent of likely voters and Green Party ...

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Alt-Right Wails After Pepe Creator Turns On Trump

Matt Furie, the artist who created Pepe The Frog, had previously been indifferent to the fact that his work had been co-opted by neo-Nazis and the alt-right, calling it “just a phase.” But now that the Anti-Defamation League has listed Pepe alongside swastikas as a symbol of hate, Furie has issued a multi-panel graphic that gruesomely goes after Donald Trump. ...

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Evangelicals Launch 21 Days Of Fasting And Prayer That God Gets All Christians Into The Voting Booth

Via press release from Christian Newswire: In God We Trust. The message is simple, powerful, and universal, crossing racial, political and socio-economic lines. The television special In God We Trust declares it is time for Christians to pray, fast, and then to vote for the candidates of their choice in the upcoming election. Facing the stark reality that over 27 ...

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Canadians Tell America: You’re Already Great! [VIDEO]

The video is really sweet. The New York Times reports: The presidential campaign has exposed deep divides in American society and has left many in every political party anxious about the future. During this time of political tension, our neighbors to the north have one thing to say: America is just great. Some Canadians watching as American politics have hit ...

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John McCain: The Republican Party Will Be United Against Any SCOTUS Nomination Made By Hillary

Talking Points Memo reports: Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) suggested Monday that the Republican party’s months-long refusal to fill a vacant seat on the Supreme Court would extend into the next administration if Hillary Clinton is elected president. “I promise you that we will be united against any Supreme Court nominee that Hillary Clinton, if she were president, would put up,” ...

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MONMOUTH: New Poll Shows Hillary +12 Nationwide

WOW. The Hill reports: Hillary Clinton has opened up a 12-point national lead over Donald Trump among likely voters with less than a month to go before Election Day, a new poll finds. Clinton takes 50 percent support in the Monmouth University survey released Monday, which has Trump at 38 percent. Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson has 5 percent support and ...

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Erick Erickson: It’s Over, Hillary Has Won This Election

Right wing commentator Erick Erickson, of late one of the alt-right’s arch enemies, today cemented that position by declaring that it’s all over but the shouting for Donald Trump. He writes: On October 17, 2012, the Real Clear Politics average had Barack Obama ahead of Mitt Romney by 0.4%. At the same time in 2008, Barack Obama led John McCain ...

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Telemundo Poll: Hillary +50 Among Latinos Nationwide

NBC News reports: Hillary Clinton is maintaining a 50-point lead over Donald Trump among Latino voters heading into the final weeks of the presidential election, and more Latinos now say they they’re very interested in the November contest, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Telemundo poll. The poll found that 67 percent of Latino likely voters back Clinton in ...

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Hillary +8 Nationwide In New CNN Poll Of Polls

CNN reports: Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is leading her Republican rival Donald Trump by eight points among likely voters, according to the most recent CNN Poll of Polls, released Monday. The poll average shows Clinton has 47% of support from likely voters, Trump at 39% support, Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson with 7% and Green Party nominee Jill Stein getting ...

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REPORT: The Trump News Network Is Coming

The Financial Times reports: Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner has informally approached one of the media industry’s top dealmakers about the prospect of setting up a Trump television network after the presidential election in November. Mr Kushner — an increasingly influential figure in the billionaire’s presidential campaign — contacted Aryeh Bourkoff, the founder and chief executive of LionTree, a boutique ...

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Hillary Ad: Bully Trump Is Like The Mean Girls [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: A new Hillary Clinton ad compares Donald Trump to bullies from movies like “Mean Girls,” “A Christmas Story,” and “Back to the Future.” In “Bully,” some of Trump’s controversial comments are juxtaposed with lines from some of Hollywood’s most memorable antagonists. The ad then shifts to Clinton talking with a young girl about the importance of standing ...

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Wikileaks: Julian Assange’s Internet Has Been Cut

The Associated Press reports: WikiLeaks says that founder Julian Assange’s internet access has been cut by an unidentified state actor. Few other details were immediately available. Assange has been up holed up at the Ecuadorean Embassy in London for more than four years after skipping bail to avoid being extradited over sex crimes allegations. The cramped quarters haven’t prevented the ...

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