Tag Archives: 2016 elections

REPORT: Dems Very Likely To Take Senate Majority

The Hill reports: The nonpartisan Cook Political Report predicted on Tuesday that the Democratic Party would see a net gain of five to seven Senate seats in next month’s election, giving them a slim majority regardless of which party takes the White House. Cook said that Senate Republican candidates appeared to be doing well across the country, despite the unpopularity ...

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Rachel Maddow On Trump’s Poll Monitors [VIDEO]

Last night Rachel Maddow delivered a report on Donald Trump’s repeated demands for his supporters to monitor polling stations, allegedly in order to prevent voter fraud. The piece is an excellent history lesson on how the Republican Party continues to be under a court-ordered 1981 “consent decree” to prevent them from once again intimidating voters as they did in New ...

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Hillary +5 Nationwide In New NBC Poll

NBC News reports: Hillary Clinton’s 5-point lead over Donald Trump remains virtually unchanged since last week—but after prolonged in-fighting among GOP party leaders, a majority of Republicans and Republican-leaning voters (57 percent) see a lasting fracture in the Republican Party, according to the latest NBC News|SurveyMonkey poll. In a four-way match-up, Clinton enjoys 46 percent support this week among likely ...

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President Obama Reads Mean Tweets [VIDEO]

Via Us Weekly: It’s a social media showdown! President Barack Obama appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Monday, October 24, and took the opportunity to troll Donald Trump during the famous ‘Mean Tweets’ sketch. POTUS was a good sport as he read out a long list of insults people had posted about him, from mocking his ugly dad jeans, to ...

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Mike Pence: Hillary’s Team And Her Media Cronies Are Trying Demoralize Us By Quoting The Polls [VIDEO]

This must be today’s talking point since Sean Spicer said basically the same thing early this morning. Via Mediaite: Mike Pence called into Rush Limbaugh‘s show this afternoon to talk about dealing with being the underdogs in the race right now. Pence diverted from talking about the polls to say, “It’s clear to me the national media is trying to ...

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Elizabeth Warren To Trump: Nasty Women Will Cast Our Nasty Votes To Get Rid Of You Forever [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Elizabeth Warren has a message for Donald Trump: Nasty women vote — and they’re not voting for you. Warren on Monday turned the tables on the Republican presidential nominee calling Hillary Clinton a “nasty woman” during the final presidential debate last week, saying those women are going to vote against him come November. “Nasty women have really ...

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Karl Rove Does The Math: Trump Can’t Win [VIDEO]

Media Matters has the transcript: “He has 186 electoral votes in states that he either leads outside of the margin of error or is thought comfortably put away. That compares to Romney’s 206. That’s Romney’s states minus Arizona and North Carolina, where he’s behind, plus Iowa, where he’s ahead. There’s only one other — he’s ahead in Ohio by less ...

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New Trump Hotels To Dump Trump Name

Travel & Leisure reports: Amidst reports that occupancy rates at Trump Hotels have slipped this election season, the company has announced that new brand hotels will no longer bear the Trump name. The newest line of luxury hotels, geared towards millennials, will be called Scion, the company said. “We wanted a name that would be a nod to the Trump ...

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Trump Tells The Truth: “I Like To Deny Things”

For your LOL file: Climate change. Supporting the Iraq War. Accepting the results of the presidential election. Even Donald Trump admitted Friday he relishes denying things. Speaking at a rally in Fletcher, North Carolina, Trump denounced what he hyperbolically suggested were “thousands and thousands of ads” run by Hillary Clinton’s “juggernaut,” which he said has raised “billions of dollars.” “I ...

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BOOM: Hillary Drops The Mic On Trump’s Debate Lie

Via Business Insider: Hillary Clinton’s campaign took a shot at Donald Trump in a tweet Friday afternoon. “Where was this kind of comedy last night?” Clinton’s account tweeted at Trump after the Republican nominee claimed that he had almost unanimously “won” the third and final presidential debate on Wednesday evening. The Clinton campaign was referring to Trump’s speech Thursday night ...

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Tea Party Group Warns That “Thugs With Night Sticks” Will Try To Intimidate Republican Voters [VIDEO]

Miranda Blue reports at Right Wing Watch: The Tea Party “election integrity” group True the Vote has been ramping up its efforts to send poll watchers to polling places in advance of the presidential election, fueled in part by Donald Trump’s frequent claims that the election will be “rigged” against him and his calls for supporters to monitor polls in ...

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David Duke Qualifies For US Senate Debate

The Baton Rouge Advocate reports: John Kennedy and Foster Campbell lead the field in the race to qualify for the U.S. Senate runoff less than three weeks before Election Day, an independent poll showed Thursday. But the biggest news from the poll by Raycom Media may be that David Duke scored just high enough to qualify for the final televised ...

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Russia Formally Seeks To “Monitor” US Polling Stations

USA Today reports: In an apparent move to embarrass the United States over Donald Trump’s claims of a “rigged” presidential election, Russia sought to send monitors to U.S. polling stations for the Nov. 8 vote, Russian media revealed Thursday. The bid was sharply rebuffed by the State Department, and one state election official threatened criminal action if Russian monitors showed ...

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POLL: 24% Of Trump Backers Say Challenge Results

Politico reports: An overwhelming majority of voters — 68 percent — think the loser of the 2016 presidential election should accept the results of the race, according to a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll conducted after the final presidential debate. Just 14 percent of voters said they thought the loser should challenge the results, as Donald Trump continues to decline to ...

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Weird Al Songifies The Final Debate [VIDEO]

Last week Brooklyn’s Gregory Brothers brought us Joseph Gordon-Levitt, today we get Weird Al: If the Al Smith Dinner tonight left you craving better political humor, the popular songifiers over at schmoyoho installed Weird Al Yankovic as the moderator of the third and final Clinton-Trump debate remix. And clearly Chris Wallace missed an opportunity to surround himself with men in ...

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Today’s New York Daily News

From the editorial board of the New York Daily News: When deliberating over a presidential endorsement, the Daily News Editorial Board strives to identify the person who offers the greatest promise to brighten the futures of Americans and to safeguard the national security. Never have we questioned a candidate’s fitness to serve. Then came Donald Trump — liar, thief, bully, ...

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FIRE ALARM: Trump Political Director “Steps Back”

Politico reports: Jim Murphy, Donald Trump’s national political director, is no longer playing an active role on the campaign, according to three sources briefed on the move. “I have not resigned but for personal reasons have had to take a step back from the campaign,” Murphy said in a statement to POLITICO. Since joining the Trump campaign in June, Murphy, ...

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New Ad Bashes Trump On Concession Threat [VIDEO]

Powerful. Via press release: This evening the Democratic Coalition Against Trump, the nation’s largest grassroots anti-Trump organization, released a powerful ad attacking Donald Trump for refusing to say he’d accept the results of the election. The organization, well known for its rapid-response operation, began making the ad just minutes after Trump said he wouldn’t commit to concede if he loses. ...

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McCain Rebukes Trump: Conceding An Election Isn’t Just An Act Of Graciousness, It’s The American Way

From the statement issued today by Sen. John McCain: “All Arizonans and all Americans should be confident in the integrity of our elections. Free and fair elections and the peaceful transfer of power are the pride of our country, and the envy of much of the world because they are the means to protecting our most cherished values, the right ...

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Stephen Colbert Goes Off On Donald Trump: He’s Just Gonna Wipe His Fat Ass On The Constitution [VIDEO]

Rolling Stone recaps:  Stephen Colbert gave his take on the last Presidential debate during an extended live monologue on The Late Show on Wednesday. He rebuked Donald Trump for refusing to say whether he would accept the results of the upcoming election. “Democracy’s gonna end with a cliffhanger,” Colbert joked. “I guess we’re all gonna have to wait until November ...

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