2016 Election

RAISE YOUR HAND: Trump Jokingly Asks About Ejecting “Non-Christian Conservatives” From Iowa Rally [VIDEO]

Time Magazine reports: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump called on non-Christian conservative supporters to raise their hands and seemed to ask the audience whether he should eject them from a rally in Iowa. Appearing in Council Bluffs as he rolled out it his Iowa Christian Conservatives for Trump coalition, which the campaign said included over 650 religious leaders from the ...

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Federal Appeals Court: Ballot Selfies Are Constitutional

NBC News reports: A federal appeals court on Wednesday said New Hampshire’s ban on voting booth selfies “is like burning down the house to roast the pig.” In a unanimous vote, a three-judge panel of the First Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston upheld a lower court ruling that declared the state’s ban unconstitutional. It was the first time a ...

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Sen. Claire McCaskill: Let’s Weigh Trump Every Day

The Hill reports: Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill (Mo.) on Wednesday raised the issue of Donald Trump’s weight, poking at the GOP presidential nominee after two days of headlines regarding his 1996 comments about a Miss Universe winner. McCaskill tweeted that her female Democratic colleagues have discussed the issue and determined that they’re “concerned.” “Campaign stress? We think a public daily ...

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INSIDERS: Trump Was Bored, Disinterested, Distracted During Attempts To Prep Him For The Debate

The New York Times reports: During the primaries, the group briefing him for debates was small and closely held. By the weekend before the debate on Monday at Hofstra University, there were nearly a dozen people preparing Mr. Trump, including the retired Army generals Michael Flynn and Keith Kellogg, neither of whom has experience in presidential debates. There were early ...

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POLL: 47% Of Trump Backers Endorse Mean Trolling

Only 47%? Via Politico: The polarizing clash between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump has brought out the worst in people, even to the point of severing friendships, according to a national Monmouth University poll released Wednesday. Seven-in-10 registered voters said the presidential election has brought out the worst in people (just 4 percent said this election has brought out the ...

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PARTY IN THE USA: Scathing Ad Depicts ISIS And Putin Celebrating After Trump Wins The Election [VIDEO]

Via press release: Today the Democratic Coalition Against Trump, the nation’s largest grassroots anti-Trump organization, released an attack video to its over 100,000 members. The video uses Miley Cyrus’s “Party in the USA” to attack Trump for the support he has received from America’s enemies and is designed to engage with Millennials and college students. With almost 40% of them ...

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Fox News Anchors Ignore Warning From Brass After Being Told That Online Polls Had Been Freeped By Bots

Yesterday afternoon it was revealed that tens of thousands of alt-right Trump supporters had successfully freeped over 70 post-debate online polls with bots and other techniques. That news apparently prompted a warning to Fox News’ on-air personalities. Via Business Insider: A Fox News executive sent a memo Tuesday afternoon reminding television producers and the politics team that unscientific online polls ...

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New York Times Trolls Trump With Hitler Book Review

The New York Times today published a review of a new biography on Adolf Hitler and the twitterverse is snickering over its many thinly-veiled allusions to Donald Trump. Here’s an excerpt: Hitler was an effective orator and actor, Mr. Ullrich reminds readers, adept at assuming various masks and feeding off the energy of his audiences. Although he concealed his anti-Semitism ...

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Twitter Deletes Trump Junior’s Comparison Of Refugees To Poisoned Skittles Over Image Copyright Claim

Ten days ago Donald Trump Jr. gained widespread scorn after he posted a tweet which compared Syrian refugees to a bowl of poisoned Skittles. Two days later it was learned that the British amateur photographer who had posted the original Skittles photo to Flickr is a former refugee himself and that he detests Donald Trump. The photographer told the press ...

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CALIFORNIA: State Senate Candidate Scott Wiener Employs Trio Of Drag Queens For Campaign Ad [VIDEO]

The clip is already getting notice overseas. Via Britain’s Mirror: A politician has released a jaw-dropping campaign video to try and convince voters he’s the man for the job – featuring drag queens and a bespoke version of a Katy Perry track. Scott Wiener has put Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump to shame with this amazing campaign video which shows ...

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HOUSTON: Taco Trucks Register New Voters

Houston’s ABC affiliate reports: Several businesses, including design firm Rigsby Hull and Latino activist group Mi Familia Vota, teamed up to make it easy for people to grab a taco while registering. #GuacTheVote and #TacoTruckOnEveryCorner were already trending around the country, after founder of the group “Latinos for Trump” made a public comment about Latino culture that offended a lot ...

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FLOTUS Stars In New Hillary Ad [VIDEO]

Politico recaps: After running ads for weeks portraying Republican candidate Donald Trump as a poor role model for America’s children, Hillary Clinton’s campaign has turned to first lady Michelle Obama to explain why the former secretary of state is the candidate best suited to help kids. “Our children watch everything we do and the person we elect as president has ...

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Small Bump: Hillary +3 In First Post-Debate Poll

Politico reports: We have a brand-new post-debate poll that confirms Hillary Clinton got a small bump over Donald Trump from her performance. Clinton is up three points among likely voters in the POLITICO/Morning Consult poll of the four-way race for president. Before the debate Trump was up one point. Just 9% of respondents said the debate changed their mind about ...

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The Arizona Republic Endorses Hillary, First Democratic Presidential Endorsement In Paper’s 126 Year History

From the editorial board of the Arizona Republic: Since The Arizona Republic began publication in 1890, we have never endorsed a Democrat over a Republican for president. Never. This reflects a deep philosophical appreciation for conservative ideals and Republican principles. This year is different. The 2016 Republican candidate is not conservative and he is not qualified. That’s why, for the ...

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Songified: Trump Vs Clinton Featuring Blondie [VIDEO]

The AV Club recaps: Under a number of banners, including Schmoyoho, Songify This, and Auto-Tune The News, The Gregory Brothers have made a specialty of transforming current events into sweet, ear-soothing pop music. Their version of Monday night’s first presidential debate between former Secretary Of State Hillary Clinton and real estate mogul Donald Trump is already here, and it’s as ...

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YOU KNEW THIS: 70+ Online Presidential Debate Polls Were “Botted” By Thousands Of Pro-Trump Trolls

The Daily Dot has the details on what you already suspected: You may be getting trolled right now without even knowing it. Donald Trump supporters artificially manipulated the results of online polls to create a false narrative that the Republican nominee won the first presidential debate on Monday night. The efforts originated from users of the pro-Trump Reddit community r/The_Donald ...

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Howard Dean: Seriously, Was Trump On Coke? [VIDEO]

More revenge for #SickHillary. The Hill reports: Howard Dean doubled down Tuesday on his insinuation that Donald Trump’s debate-night sniffles were related to cocaine use. “That is actually a signature of people who use cocaine,” Dean said on MSNBC. “I’m not suggesting that Trump does, but I’m suggesting we think about it, because here’s the interesting constellation — he sniffs ...

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New Hillary Ad Rips Trump’s Bad Temper [VIDEO}

Raw Story recaps the latest: A new 30-second campaign ad from pro-Clinton PAC Priorities USA zings Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on his laughable insistence during Monday night’s debate that his “temperament” is his greatest asset. “I think my strongest asset — maybe by far,” said Trump at Hofstra University, “is my temperament.” The ad goes on to show clip ...

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Last Night’s Debate Drew Record TV Audience

But the many millions who watched online are uncounted. Via CNN Money: More than 80 million people tuned in to see Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump face off, setting a new record in the sixty year history of televised presidential debates. The final numbers are still being tallied by Nielsen. But the debate averaged a total of 80.9 million viewers ...

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Sheldon Adelson’s Super PAC Hits Hillary Over Debate Comments: What About Iran And Benghazi? [VIDEO]

All of Teabagistan is pissed that Benghazi never came up last night, so of course Sheldon Adelson rushes out this ad. The Hill reports: A new ad from a Republican super PAC uses Hillary Clinton’s remarks in the first presidential debate to hit her record as secretary of State. “Hillary Clinton brags about her experience,” the spot’s narrator says, referencing ...

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