Tag Archives: 2016 elections

NORTH CAROLINA: New Elon Poll Shows Dead Heat

Via Elon University: Confirming North Carolina’s status as a battleground state, the latest survey of likely voters in the state by the Elon University Poll found Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton are virtually tied for the lead with less than two months to go until Election Day. Trump has a 44-43 percent advantage among likely voters in the ...

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MAKE IRONY GREAT AGAIN: Trump Junior’s Skittles Photo Was Taken By Anti-Trump Former Refugee

The BBC reports: David Kittos, 48, from Guildford, UK, woke up to find an image he had posted to Flickr in January 2010 had become embroiled in a political controversy. “This was not done with my permission, I don’t support his politics and I would never take his money to use it,” Mr Kittos told the BBC. “In 1974, when ...

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BOUNCE BACK: NBC National Poll Shows Hillary +5

The Hill reports: Hillary Clinton is bouncing back after a week of bad polling news, upping her lead over Donald Trump to 5 points, according to a new national poll released Tuesday morning. Clinton has 50 percent support among likely voters, while Trump is at 45 percent, the NBC News poll found. In the same poll last week, Clinton led ...

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Washington Post: Trump Used $258,000 In Charity Donations To Trump Foundation To Settle Lawsuits

Another big scoop from David Farenthold: Donald Trump spent more than a quarter-million dollars from his charitable foundation to settle lawsuits that involved the billionaire’s for-profit businesses, according to interviews and a review of legal documents. Those cases, which together used $258,000 from Trump’s charity, were among four newly documented expenditures in which Trump may have violated laws against “self-dealing” ...

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Pam Bondi: I Don’t Regret Taking That Donation From Trump Because My Office Didn’t Give Him A Pass

Politico reports: Accused of a “pay to play” scheme with Donald Trump, a defiant Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi broke her silence with the state’s news media Tuesday to say that she had no regrets in accepting a $25,000 political contribution from the Republican at the same time her office said it was examining fraud allegations against Trump University that ...

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REPORT: George H.W. Bush Will Vote For Hillary

The Guardian reports: President George HW Bush is reportedly voting for Hillary Clinton in November, according to a Facebook post from John F Kennedy’s niece. The post by Kathleen Kennedy Townsend – the former lieutenant governor of Maryland and daughter of Robert F Kennedy – shows her posing with George HW Bush with the caption “The President told me he ...

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Trump Whines Again About “Unfair” Debates [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Donald Trump knocked the presidential debates as “a phony system,” in an interview on Fox News Monday night, adding that NBC anchor Lester Holt is a Democrat. In an interview on “The O’Reilly Factor” airing Monday night, the GOP nominee first praised Holt as a “professional” and noted his respect for the “Nightly News” anchor, before claiming ...

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ARIZONA: Homocon US House Candidate Paul Babeu Files Bar Complaint Against US Rep. Katherine Clark

Arizona Central reports: Congressional candidate Paul Babeu tried to clarify Monday his role at a private Massachusetts school for emotionally troubled youths in an effort to redefine a part of his background that has dogged him during his runs for public office. Pushing back against his Democratic critics, the Pinal County sheriff filed a bar complaint against a member of ...

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OHIO: Trump To Headline Christian Conference Hosted By Loony Pastor Who “Prayed Away A Tsunami” [VIDEO]

Miranda Blue reports at Right Wing Watch: Back in May, we reported that Ohio pastor Frank Amedia was serving as a volunteer “liaison for Christian policy” for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, setting up meetings for the candidate with conservative religious figures. Amedia, as we noted at the time, is part of a controversial movement of self-proclaimed “prophets” and once claimed ...

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Donald Trump Brags About Calling Chelsea Terror Attack A Bombing: I Called It Before The News Did [VIDEO]

Heavy.com reports: In an interview on Fox and Friends this morning, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump discussed the recent bombing in New York City and bragged that he “called it.” Trump said in the interview that he should be a newscaster because “I called it before the news” and that he knew this would happen. This is another instance of ...

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Reince Priebus Threatens Kasich, Cruz, And Jeb: Back Trump Or We’ll Block Your Future Presidential Bids

The New York Daily News reports: Republican Party boss Reince Priebus on Sunday threatened GOP lawmakers who had yet to endorse Donald Trump with the possibility that he would work to prevent them from seeking the presidency if they ran again in the future. “People who agreed to support the nominee, that took part in our process, they used tools ...

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Jill Stein: Hillary Clinton Is Worse Than Trump

Politico published a lengthy interview with Jill Stein yesterday. An excerpt: As much as Stein despises Trump – and she really, really does – she describes the choice between him and Hillary Clinton as an abominable binary offering “death by gunshot or death by strangulation.” But her contempt has a more cutting quality when she talks about Clinton. She mocks ...

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Jeb! Makes Appearance In Emmys Opening [VIDEO]

The Hill recaps: Former Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush made a surprise appearance in the opening of the Emmys on Sunday. In an opening video at the award ceremony, late-night host Jimmy Kimmel jumps into a car on his way to the event to see Bush is his driver. “I’m in between jobs right now,” the former Florida governor tells ...

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Trump Polls Supporters: Which Of Hillary’s Miserable Failures Should I Bring Up If Debate Hosts Refuse?

Just in from Donald Trump: In 8 days, I get the honor of fighting for you in the first presidential debate against Crooked Hillary Clinton. To prepare for the BIGGEST night of our campaign, I’m turning to the very people who have humbled me and gotten me to where I am today…YOU. As your champion, I need to know what ...

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Kellyanne Conway Dodges, Weaves, Lies, Misdirects, And Lies Some More About Trump’s Birtherism [VIDEO]

Dodge, lie, weave, lie, waffle, lie, misdirect, lie, pivot, lie. CBS News reports: Two days after GOP nominee Donald Trump finally conceded that President Obama was born in the United States, Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway blamed the entire “birther” theory on Hillary Clinton’s 2008 campaign. “This started with Hillary Clinton’s campaign, number one,” she told CBS’ “Face the Nation. ...

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STEADY: Hillary +2 In First Post-Pneumonia Poll

Politico reports: Hillary Clinton’s bout with pneumonia hasn’t hurt her standing among voters likely to cast a ballot in 2016, as the former secretary of state has maintained her lead over Donald Trump in a four-way matchup. Clinton is beating Trump 42 percent to 40 percent among likely voters, according to a Morning Consult poll conducted this week. She leads ...

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NEW JERSEY: Super PAC Run By Former NOM Chair Launches Ads Against Dem House Candidate [VIDEO]

GOP House Rep. Scott Garrett has stopped paying his dues to the RNC because they have supported the candidacy of homocons like Arizona Sheriff Paul Babeu. As his reward, former NOM chairman Robert George has launched attack ads against his opponent, Josh Gottheimer. The Huffington Post reports: Rep. Scott Garrett (R-N.J.), who is facing the toughest re-election of his career ...

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Scott Walker To Play Tim Kaine In VP Debate Prep

Politico reports: In Mike Pence’s prep sessions for the vice-presidential debate, the role of Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) is being played by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a top GOP source told POLITICO on Saturday. The first mock debate has already been held. Walker, who ended his GOP primary campaign in September, was chosen because he has been in presidential debates ...

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Hillary Ad Slams His “She Started It” Birther Claim: Trump Lies Even When He Admits The Truth [VIDEO]

Hillary Clinton’s media team hits it out of the park for the second time today with a new web ad that documents the many, many lies Donald Trump has told during his years-long birther crusade, including the whopper he told this morning in Washington DC. Watch below. You’ll like this. Donald Trump has spent years peddling lies about President Obama. ...

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Jill Stein And Gary Johnson Fail To Make First Debate

Unsurprising. The Wall Street Journal reports: Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson and Jill Stein of the Green Party have failed to qualify for the first general election debate, in a significant blow to their already long-shot presidential campaigns. The Commission on Presidential Debates said Friday that only Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton qualified to be on the stage ...

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