Politics

TURKEY: President Declares Coup Quashed, Vows That Plotters Will “Pay Heavy Price For Their Treason”

From the Associated Press: Forces loyal to Turkey’s president quashed a coup attempt in a night of explosions, air battles and gunfire that left dozens dead Saturday. Authorities arrested thousands of people as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed those responsible “will pay a heavy price for their treason.” The chaos capped a period of political turmoil in Turkey — a ...

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Track Palin Pleads To Being Drunk With Firearm, Abuse Charges Dropped, Judge Appointed By His Mother

Alaska Dispatch News reports: Track Palin, the son of former Gov. Sarah Palin, has entered a plea agreement with the state in a special court for veterans after his January arrest for allegedly punching a woman in the face at the family’s Wasilla home. Kevin Fitzgerald, Track Palin’s attorney, said Friday his client had opted into Anchorage Veterans Court — ...

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Obama Delivers Speech On France Attack, Vows Solidarity And Recommitment To Diversity [VIDEO]

CNN reports: President Barack Obama on Friday pledged that the U.S. would stand in solidarity with France after the terrorist attack in Nice in which more than 80 people were killed. “Overnight in Nice, we witnessed another tragic and appalling attack on the peace and the freedom that we cherish,” Obama said in remarks delivered at the White House. “Today, ...

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Bernie Gets Top Speaking Slot At Dem Convention

Bernie Sanders will keynote the opening night of the Democratic Convention. Via Politico: In a move meant to portray party unity, Sanders is scheduled to speak on Monday alongside First Lady Michelle Obama and Astrid Silva, a prominent immigration reform activist. The theme of that night is “United Together.” Sanders’ slot on Monday is the latest signal that Democratic convention ...

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CLEVELAND: GOP Convention Rules Committee Rejects #NeverTrump Campaign To Unbind Delegates

The Hill reports: Republicans crafting the rules that will govern the Republican National Convention overwhelmingly rejected a proposal put forth by Never Trump Republicans to unbind delegates and move to upset presumptive nominee Donald Trump. The “conscience clause” amendment, put forth by Colorado delegate Kendal Unruh, would have freed delegates from the results of the primaries and caucuses so that ...

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Trump & Clinton Jump On Pokemon Craze [VIDEO]

CNN reports: The popular new game “Pokemon Go” has officially made its way onto the 2016 campaign trail — literally. The Clinton campaign announced it will hold an official event on Saturday to register voters at the “Madison Park Pokestop & PokeGYM” in Lakewood, Ohio. “Join us as we go to the Pokestop in Madison Park and put up a ...

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Apologizes For Trump Comments

Fox News reports: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said Thursday she regrets the critical comments she made about presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, after facing a bipartisan backlash. “On reflection, my recent remarks in response to press inquiries were ill-advised and I regret making them. Judges should avoid commenting on a candidate for public office. In the future ...

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New York Post Slams “Darth” Bader Ginsburg

In addition to their cover image, the Post gleefully quotes their liberal competitors. From their story: Ginsburg’s unusual foray into presidential politics drew criticism from even left-leaning pundits and media outlets, who said she went too far by taking an openly partisan stance in the election. The Times scolded the liberal justice Wednesday in an editorial and called her impartiality ...

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New Poll: Hillary Slips In Key Swing States [VIDEO]

Politico reports: Did Donald Trump really just surge past Hillary Clinton in two of the election’s most important battlegrounds? New swing-state polls released Wednesday by Quinnipiac University show Trump leading Clinton in Florida and Pennsylvania — and tied in the critical battleground state of Ohio. In three of the states that matter most in November, the surveys point to a ...

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Breitbart: Trump Might Win Because Of Notorious RBG

Yesterday Donald Trump ranted to the New York Times after Ruth Bader Ginsburg called him a “faker.” According to Breitbart, she may have handed him the election. They write: It is highly unusual for judges, let along Supreme Court justices, to comment on elections. In this case, ironically, Justice Ginsburg may have helped ensure that Trump wins the 2016 contest. ...

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Green Party’s Jill Stein Has The Bernie Sadz

Wah-wah. Via Politico: On the same day Bernie Sanders officially endorsed Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination and declared she will make an “outstanding president,” presumptive Green Party nominee Jill Stein was having none of it. As Sanders began speaking, Stein offered her own hashtags to disaffected Bernie backers. “The revolution continues with those who will fight for a government ...

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Twitter Wars: Trump Vs Bernie

The Hill recaps: Shortly after throwing his support behind his former primary rival on Tuesday, Sen. Bernie Sanders took to Twitter to mock presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump for criticizing the endorsement. “Big talk from the same guy who was too afraid to debate Bernie in California,” said a tweet on Sanders’s campaign account, responding to a message from Trump ...

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President Obama Speaks At Dallas Memorial: Our Nation’s Deepest Fault Lines Have Widened [VIDEO]

Politico reports: Paying tribute Tuesday to the five police officers slain in the line of duty last week in Dallas, President Barack Obama called upon the United States to reject despair after a tumultuous week. “All of it left us wounded and angry. And hurt. The deepest fault lines of our democracy have suddenly been exposed, perhaps even widened,” Obama ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Bernie Sanders Campaigns With Hillary UPDATE: Happy Endorsement Day, Everybody

Bernie Sanders has joined Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail for the first time. His endorsement is expected shortly. Watch below, live from New Hampshire.

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Hillary’s Polling Lead Narrows After Tough Week

NBC News reports: Hillary Clinton’s lead over Donald Trump narrowed to 3 points this week after several days of controversy following FBI Director James Comey’s recommendation that no criminal charges be brought against the former secretary of state over her use of a private email server. While the developments are certainly good news for the Clinton campaign, Comey’s critical statement ...

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John Oliver Reads His YouTube Comments [VIDEO]

TIME recaps: HBO late night host John Oliver found humor in the mean comments viewers leave on his YouTube channel. In a web video—the series is on a break until July 24—Oliver read some of his favorite mean comments and some rave reviews about the Last Week Tonight hosts’ appearance. In true Oliver fashion, he refers to the comments as ...

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Cleveland Paper Issues Survival Guide On Republican Convention: Basically Just Stay Out Of Cleveland

From the Cleveland Plain Dealer: Remember how excited we all were when Cleveland won the right to host the Republican National Convention? Now that the convention is days away, the realization is starting to sink in. “Shoot! What am I going to do that week?” Streets will be closed. Protesters could be a nuisance. You’ll need a pass to get ...

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INDIANA: Former Sen. Evan Bayh Enters Senate Race After Democratic Nominee Barron Hill Drops Out

Whoa. The odds of flipping the Senate just got a big boost. The Hill reports: Former Democratic Sen. Evan Bayh is jumping into the Indiana Senate race, a move that upends the race for the majority in 2016. The former senator will announce his plan to run for Senate while the party’s Democratic nominee, former Rep. Barron Hill, steps aside, ...

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BRITAIN: Tory Home Secretary Theresa May To Become Prime Minister After Chief Opponent Drops Out

The Telegraph reports: Conservative leadership candidate Andrea Leadsom has announced she is pulling out of the race to replace David Cameron as prime minister. The energy minister has paved the way for Home Secretary Theresa May, as the only remaining candidate, to be named Tory leader and PM as early as today. Mrs Leadsom said: “The best interests of our ...

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TOMORROW: Bernie To Campaign With Hillary

Mic reports: Bernie Sanders will join Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail on Tuesday, the Clinton campaign announced early Monday morning, news that comes after the erstwhile primary rivals have moved closer together on issues like health care and higher education. Sanders, who has yet to formally concede defeat in his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination but has indicated ...

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