Politics

Electoral College Prediction On Clinton Vs Trump

The University of Virginia Center For Politics has posted its “Crystal Ball” electoral college prediction on a Clinton vs Trump match-up, which shows Clinton winning the general election by a huge margin. The group acknowledges that their map is “ridiculously premature.” They write: Yes, more than seven long months remain until the election, and all kinds of unexpected twists and ...

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Media Matters Exposes “Web Of Self-Dealing & Dark Money” Behind Smearing Of Merrick Garland [VIDEO]

As I noted a few days ago, the Judicial Crisis Network was known as the Judicial Confirmation Network before President Obama took office. Clip recap: A Media Matters investigation of the discredited right-wing group Judicial Crisis Network (JCN), the main source of baseless smears against, and false characterizations of, Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland, reveals a familial web of self-dealing ...

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John Oliver Rips Into Candidate Fundraising [VIDEO]

Mediaite recaps: The deep-dive on Sunday night’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver took a look at the role of money in politics, but not in the we-all-know-there-should-less-money-in-politics sort of way. Instead, the segment examined the hours lost to congressional fundraising, and the mind-numbingly dull process for elected officials to ensure that they stay competitive in their reelection bids. Oliver ...

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Andrew Sullivan Joins New York Magazine

Andrew Sullivan is coming out of semi-retirement to join New York Magazine as a contributing editor. From their announcement: He will write features throughout the year, and cover the 2016 Democratic and Republican National Conventions. He begins his new role today. “I have had the privilege of working with Andrew from the beginning of his career (mine too). He is ...

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NEW YORK POLL: Trump Hold Yuge Lead Over Cruz But Would Be Trounced By Clinton Or Sanders

As you can see above, Donald Trump has taken a massive lead over Ted Cruz according to a New York poll released today. But here’s the real story: New York remains solidly blue as either Clinton or Sanders top any Republican in the head-to-head general election matchups, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University Poll finds, with some margins approaching 2-1. November ...

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WaPo: The US House Is In Play Thanks To Trump

The Washington Post reports: It’s one of the most controversial things to say on Capitol Hill, sparking looks of shock and disbelief: The House majority is in play this fall. For almost five years, ever since state legislatures and commissions finished drawing the new congressional districts for this decade, the Republican stranglehold on the House has been taken for granted ...

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POLITICO: Teabagistan Is Ready To “Pounce” If Republicans Cave On SCOTUS Nomination Hearing

Via Politico: There are plenty of plausible reasons why Republicans might eventually fold in the standoff over the Supreme Court: Overwhelming public opinion, a Democratic pressure campaign, and vulnerable GOP senators trying to save their jobs, to name a few. But there’s another even more persuasive reason they won’t: The wrath of the right wing. The activist right has been ...

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Ivanka Trump Has Baby Boy

USA Today reports: Ivanka Trump, daughter of the Republican front-runner Donald Trump, has given birth to a baby boy, she announced via Twitter Sunday. Theodore James is her third child with her husband Jared Kushner. “Jared and I feel incredibly blessed to announce the arrival of Theodore James Kushner,” Ivanka Trump tweeted. Donald Trump has made frequent reference to his ...

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CUBA: Rolling Stones Play Historic Concert [VIDEOS]

CNN reports: It may have only been rock ‘n’ roll — but Cubans seemed to like it. On Friday, the Rolling Stones became the first major international rock band to play in Cuba, drawing hundreds of thousands of people to a free concert at a decrepit sports complex on the road to the airport. For years, following the Cuban revolution, ...

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Bernie Sanders May Sweep Today’s Caucuses

Via Politico: Washington state, Alaska and Hawaii all hold Democratic nomination contests on Saturday, and Sanders has a fighting chance for a sweep. All three states are holding caucuses, an activist-heavy format that Sanders has thrived on. Washington state and Alaska are also heavy on white Democrats, a core Sanders constituency, and have relatively few African Americans. Hawaii is a ...

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Trending Today On Twitter: #CruzSexScandal

Teabagistan is aflame today over the National Enquirer’s claim that Ted Cruz made sexytime with five women not married to him in Jesus’ name. They write: Presidential candidate Ted Cruz is trying to survive an explosive “dirt file” on the finger-wagging conservative senator! And the new issue of The National ENQUIRER — on newsstands now — reveals how the reports ...

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Trump Mocks Backers Of Cruz In New Clip [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is using quotes from people who have endorsed rival Ted Cruz in a video attacking the Texas senator. The video, posted on Instagram, highlights quotes Cruz’s former rivals for the GOP nomination made before they dropped out and endorsed him. It starts with an interview with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who ...

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The View Panel Rips Into Ben Carson Over His Endorsement Of “Racist” Donald Trump [VIDEOS]

Via Mediaite: This morning, Ben Carson appeared on The View and the hosts there dug way, way into him about his support of Donald Trump. They called the presidential candidate a racist and took Carson to task for endorsing someone who has called him “pathological” and compared him to a child molester in the past. They held nothing back and ...

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ARGENTINA: Obama Does The Tango [VIDEO]

NPR reports: When in Rome — or in this case, Buenos Aires. President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama (right) tango with dancers during the state dinner in Argentina on Wednesday. President Obama danced the famous Argentine tango with a lithe dancer in a shimmery gold dress during the official state dinner at the Centro Cultural Kirchner in Buenos Aires, ...

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ARIZONA: GOP Maricopa County Recorder Won’t Resign Over Primary Voter Suppression [VIDEO]

News outlets nationwide have reported on the mess in Arizona’s Mariciopa Country, the state’s most populous, where primary voters waited for hours due to a 70% reduction in the number of polling places. The GOP official who made that call says she won’t resign. Via the Arizona Republic: Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell took responsibility for the hours-long lines at ...

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ALABAMA: Sanctity Of Marriage Champion Gov. Robert Bentley Busted Making Sexy Talk With Aide [AUDIO]

AL.com reports: Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley this afternoon apologized to the people of Alabama for explicit comments he made to Rebekah Mason, his top political adviser. But Bentley, who has been under siege since former Alabama Law Enforcement Secretary Spencer Collier accused him of having an affair, denied he had been involved in a physical relationship with her. Bentley said ...

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AUSTRALIA: Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull Lifts “Continuity & Change” Slogan From HBO’s Veep

Actress Julie Louis-Dreyfus yesterday tweeted that she is “dumbstruck” that Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has begun using her Veep character’s amusingly contradictory campaign slogan in media appearances. Junkee reports: Over the past couple of days, Turnbull has been channeling his predecessor and whipping out a bit of a three-word slogan. He first broke it in on 7.30 with Leigh ...

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Sanders And Cruz Win Utah Caucuses

Both Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz dominated the Utah caucuses last night, taking 79% and 69% of the votes respectively. Cruz takes all 40 of Utah’s delegates and Sanders picks up 18 on the Democratic side, leaving five for Hillary Clinton. The pledged Democratic delegate count stands at Clinton 1214, Sanders 901.

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Jewish Group AIPAC Apologizes For Trump Speech

The Jewish Telegraphic Agency reports: In an emotional apology, the AIPAC leadership expressed regret to President Barack Obama for an attack on him from its stage by Donald Trump, and for the loud applause it earned. “While we may have policy differences, we deeply respect the office of the President of the United States and our President Barack Obama,” Lillian ...

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Former Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Dies At Age 46

CTV News reports: Rob Ford, the former Toronto mayor whose brash political style and admission he smoked crack cocaine while in office made headlines around the world, has died. He was 46. Ford, who was first diagnosed with a rare form of cancer in September 2014, died in a Toronto hospital on Tuesday, his family has confirmed. He began his ...

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