Politics

VIRGINIA: Democrat Ralph Northam Beats GOP Trump Acolyte Ed Gillespie In Tight Gubernatorial Race

NBC News reports: Democrat Ralph Northam handily defeated Republican Ed Gillespie in the Virginia governor race on Tuesday in a contest that was being closely watched for signs of the national electorate’s mood. With 99 percent of the vote counted, Northam had 54 percent and Gillespie had 45 percent. Gillespie conceded in a speech last night to supporters several hours ...

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VIRGINIA: Trans Candidate Danica Roem Unseats Viciously Anti-LGBT State House Rep. Bob Marshall

Vox reports: A Virginia politician made history Tuesday night, becoming the first openly transgender person to be elected to any state legislature in the United States. Danica Roem, 32, just won a seat in the Virginia House of Delegates, defeating Republican incumbent Robert Marshall in the 13th District. Roem, a former journalist, won a surprise victory in the Democratic primary ...

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Election Returns Open Thread

Polls will be closing shortly in a number of important elections. In Virginia, the gubernatorial battle between Democrat Ralph Northam and Trump acolyte Ed Gillespie promises to be a nail-biter. Also in Virginia, transgender candidate Danica Roem has proven to be strong challenger for viciously anti-LGBT loony bird Bob Marshall’s seat in the state House. In Atlanta, former city council ...

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Forbes: Wilbur Ross Lied About Billionaire Status

Forbes reports: Fresh off a tour through Thailand, Laos and China, United States Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Jr. picked up the phone on a Sunday afternoon in October to discuss something deeply personal: how much money he has. A year earlier, Forbes had listed his net worth at $2.9 billion on The Forbes 400, a number Ross claimed was ...

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Liberal Rednecks Visit Gay Nudist Resort [VIDEO]

From Funny Or Die: Trae Crowder (The Liberal Redneck) recruits his fellow redneck comedians Corey Ryan Forrester and Drew Morgan to perform at “The Gathering”, a gay naturist retreat, only to discover that none of them know what a naturist actually is.

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DOJ Drops Case Against Woman Who Laughed At Jeff Sessions During His Senate Confirmation Hearing

The Washington Examiner reports: Justice Department prosecutors dropped their case against the woman who was arrested after laughing during Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ confirmation hearing, according to a report Tuesday. Desiree Fairooz, who was set to face a second trial next week, is a 61 year-old veteran activist associated with the organization Code Pink. She was arrested during Jeff Sessions’ ...

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That Time Omarasa Brought Her Rowdy 39-Person Uninvited Bridal Party To The White House For Photos

Standard reality show behavior: One Saturday in early April, Omarosa Manigault caused a stir in the White House. The Apprentice villain turned senior White House official brought members of her 39-person bridal party to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue for an extended wedding photo shoot, catching fellow senior aides and some security officials by surprise in her bridal attire. They loudly wandered ...

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Junior: Vote For The Republican Tomorrow

The Hill reports: Donald Trump Jr. on Tuesday urged Virginians to get out and vote for Republican candidate Ed Gillespie for governor, mistakenly telling them twice that the election is Wednesday. CNN host Jake Tapper quickly pointed out that Trump Jr. had the wrong day, but a few hours later, the president’s son made the same mistake. Let’s take @EdWGillespie ...

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Trump Sometimes Sends Bodyguard To McDonald’s Because White House Chefs Don’t Get Burgers Right

Politico reports: When senior White House officials wanted to know what mood the president was in before a meeting, they used to look for guidance from Keith Schiller, a man with a hangdog face who sat in a small, shared office off the Oval. When friends and advisers outside the West Wing wanted to share a news article, gossip or ...

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Joe Biden: I Still Don’t Know About 2020 Bid

The Salt Lake Tribune reports: When asked whether he would run for president in “three short years,” former Vice President Joe Biden, a practicing Catholic, made the sign of the cross over his heart and laughed. But he didn’t rule it out entirely. “Yes, I think I’m qualified, but that doesn’t mean I should be president or that I will ...

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Billionaire Robert Mercer Revealed To Have Funded Breitbart With War Chest Parked In Offshore Tax Haven

The Guardian reports: Leaked documents and newly obtained public filings show how the billionaire Mercer family built a $60m war chest for conservative causes inside their family foundation by using an offshore investment vehicle to avoid US tax. The offshore vehicle was part of a network of companies in the Atlantic tax haven of Bermuda led by Robert Mercer, the ...

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Trump: If Texas Had Stronger Gun Control There Would Have Been Hundreds More People Killed [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: Asked during a Seoul news conference whether he would entertain “extreme vetting” on guns, Trump appeared irritated by the question and suggested it was not appropriate to talk about “in the heart of South Korea.” He then answered by saying “if we did what you are suggesting it would have made no difference three days ago.” ...

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House Speaker Paul Ryan: Praying Is The Right Thing To Do After Mass Shootings Because “Prayer Works”

Those people in Texas were literally praying in church when they were murdered. But prayer totally works. The Hill reports: Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) in an interview broadcast Monday dismissed criticism of his tweet saying the Texas shooting victims “need our prayers,” arguing “prayer works.” “It’s disappointing. It’s sad and this is what you’ll get from the far secular left. ...

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Landscaping Dispute Behind Assault On Rand Paul

The New York Times reports: The violent altercation last week that left Senator Rand Paul nursing bruised lungs and broken ribs began over a landscaping dispute between the senator and his longtime next-door neighbor, according to neighbors and three Kentucky Republicans familiar with what transpired. The precise provenance of the dispute was still a matter of disagreement on Monday. But ...

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Trump Bashes Dem Veteran As Bad For Vets

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump took time out of his trip to Asia to weigh in on Virginia’s gubernatorial election taking place on Tuesday, slamming Democratic candidate Ralph Northam as “weak.” Northam heads to the polls with a slight edge over opponent Ed Gillespie, who has targeted Northam over his opposition to statues depicting leaders of the Confederate ...

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John Kerry: It Was Trump’s Rhetoric That Made North Korea Decide “Hey, We Need A Nuclear Bomb”

The Hill reports: Former Secretary of State John Kerry said in an interview scheduled to air Monday that President Trump’s rhetoric has given North Korea a reason to say it needs to acquire a nuclear weapon. “I think what the president needs to do is make sure he’s not feeding into North Korea’s fear of regime change, or of you ...

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JAPAN: Trump Tells Diplomats He Never Knew There Were So Many Countries Until He Became President

Raw Story reports: Addressing how he first became acquainted with Japanese Prime Minister Abe — who Trump referred to by his first name, Shinzo — Trump made the off-hand comment, appearing to go off-script from his prepared remarks. “So my relationship with Shinzo got off to quite a rocky start because I never ran for office, and here I am,” ...

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KENTUCKY: GOP State House Speaker Resigns Post After Sexting Scandal, Says God Has Forgiven Him

The Associated Press reports: Kentucky’s Republican House speaker resigned his leadership position Sunday after acknowledging he settled sexual harassment claims from one of his staffers last month. Jeff Hoover denied sexually harassing the staff member, but said he sent inappropriate text messages that were consensual. Hoover’s wife and two of his three daughters were in the room as he spoke. ...

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Secretary Wilbur Ross: Just Because I Hold Stake In A Company Run By Putin’s Family Doesn’t Make It Evil

The Guardian reports: Wilbur Ross denied on Monday that he had done anything wrong after revelations from the Paradise Papers that he has significant investments in a shipping company that does business with Vladmir Putin’s son-in-law and his sanctioned inner circle. “There is nothing wrong with it. The fact that it happens to be called a Russian company doesn’t mean ...

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Sen. Rand Paul’s Assault Injuries More Serious Than First Reported: Five Broken Ribs, Lung Contusions

CNN reports: Republican Sen. Rand Paul has five rib fractures, including three displaced fractures and lung contusions, after an assault in his home in Bowling Green, Kentucky, a senior adviser told CNN. Paul sustained what were initially reported as “minor injuries” after a neighbor allegedly assaulted him in his home Friday. Kentucky State Troopers said the neighbor, Rene Albert Boucher, ...

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