Monthly Archives: August 2016

Hillary On Latest Emails: What’s A Few More? [VIDEO]

Via ABC News: Hillary Clinton took on two controversial topics in a late-night interview on ABC’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ on Monday. First, Kimmel quizzed the Democratic presidential candidate about news that broke earlier in the day of the release of additional emails from the time she served as secretary of state. “The state department said that they have to release …

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Hillary +8 Nationwide In New NBC Poll

NBC News reports: Hillary Clinton continues to hold a large national lead over Donald Trump, 50 percent to 42 percent, weeks after the Democratic National Convention. Clinton’s 8-point advantage is virtually unchanged from her 9-point lead last week, and she has seen similar margins since the end of July. These results are according to the latest NBC News|SurveyMonkey Weekly Election …

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Gawker: Peter Thiel Killed Us With His Billions

Today is the last day of Gawker.com. From one of their goodbye posts: Gawker.com is out of business because one wealthy person maliciously set out to destroy it, spending millions of dollars in secret, and succeeded. That is the only reason. The strange and embarrassing thing about being the target of a conspiracy, an actual conspiracy, is that it undermines …

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FBI Finds 15K Undisclosed Clinton Emails

The Guardian reports: Nearly 15,000 emails recovered by the FBI from the private server used by Hillary Clinton when she was secretary of state are set to be made public just before the presidential election in November, it emerged in court on Monday. The state department said it was reviewing 14,900 documents that came to light in the now-closed investigation …

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Trump Campaign Refuses To Comment On Racist And Anti-Muslim Social Media Posts Made By Staffers

The Associated Press reports: Donald Trump’s paid campaign staffers have declared on their personal social media accounts that Muslims are unfit to be U.S. citizens, mocked how Mexicans talk, called for Secretary of State John Kerry to be hanged and stated their readiness for a possible civil war, according to a review by The Associated Press of their postings. The …

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Democrats Denounce GOP Sen. Mark Kirk For Calling Obama The “Drug Dealer In Chief” For Iran Payment

The Chicago Tribune reports: Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, who has made opposition to a U.S.-led nuclear agreement with Iran a major theme of his re-election campaign, likened home-state President Barack Obama to “drug dealer in chief” over a $400 million payment linked to the release of American prisoners. Kirk’s controversial rhetoric has been an issue as the first-term senator …

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Trump’s 12 Year-Old Boy Wonder Is Very Trump-Like

Multiple outlets are buzzing today about the 12 year-old boy now running Trump’s campaign office in Denver. As it turns out, the kid is following in his hero’s footsteps in more ways than one. From a Guardian article posted just before the GOP convention: The Colorado delegation to the Republican national convention has long been one of the most vocal …

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FLORIDA: Republican US House Candidate Flips Out When Reporter Questions Donations [AUDIO]

Former Secret Service agent and GOP US House candidate Dan Bongino really doesn’t like it when reporters wonder why 94% his campaign donations have come from outside the district he’s running in. Politico reports: The dispute began on Twitter early in the day when Bongino bashed the Naples Daily News for writing “propaganda.” Asked by POLITICO reporter Marc Caputo about …

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Janet Porter: Vote Trump Or God Will Smite You

Via Right Wing Watch: Today, radical right-wing activist Janet Porter released a video explaining why she will be voting for Donald Trump and warning Christians that they will be held accountable by God if the refuse to do likewise. Praising Trump for his promises to appoint anti-choice judges, allow churches to directly support candidates without losing their tax-exempt status and …

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Speedo Cans Ryan Lochte Over Faked Robbery

ABC News reports: Speedo USA said today that it has decided to terminate its sponsorship of U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte after he admitted to lying to Rio police about being held up at gunpoint. “Speedo USA today announces the decision to end its sponsorship of Ryan Lochte. As part of this decision, Speedo USA will donate a $50,000 portion of …

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A 12 Year-Old Is Running Trump’s Colorado Office

Talking Points Memo reports: One Colorado 12-year-old is spending his summer vacation helping Donald Trump get elected by running the campaign’s field office in one of the state’s most populous counties. The Trump campaign’s field office in Jefferson County, which includes the greater Denver area, is largely run by Weston Imer, 12. While his mother, Laurel Imer, is listed as …

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Nutjob Flip Benham Attempts To Disrupt Charlotte Pride By Screaming About Penises And Rectums [VIDEO]

Earlier this month loony anti-LGBT activist Flip Benham crashed a meeting of the Charlotte City Council to scream that the streets and schools of the city will soon run with blood over transgender rights. This weekend Benham attempted to disrupt Charlotte Pride by screaming over a loudspeaker from a vehicle parked near one of the stages. Watch below as Benham …

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Trump: Shut Down The Corrupt Clinton Foundation

Via press release from Donald Trump: Hillary Clinton is the defender of the corrupt and rigged status quo. The Clintons have spent decades as insiders lining their own pockets and taking care of donors instead of the American people. It is now clear that the Clinton Foundation is the most corrupt enterprise in political history. What they were doing during …

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TEXAS: Federal Judge Blocks Implementation Of Obama’s Transgender Guidelines For Public Schools

Bloomberg reports: The Obama administration was barred by a judge from enforcing a directive that U.S. public schools allow transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms according to their gender identity. A federal judge in Fort Worth, Texas, on Sunday sided with Texas and 12 other states that argued the administration’s policy usurps local control and threatens students’ safety …

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Clinton Campaign Makes $80M TV Ad Buy [VIDEO]

With a new spot that eviscerates Trump on his temperament. ABC News reports: Hillary Clinton’s campaign is ramping up its presence on the airwaves. According to an aide, the campaign has reserved $80 million worth of TV ad space in battleground states to take them through the fall campaign. The buy – which includes $3 million in additional ads for …

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Trump Doesn’t Hurl Personal Insults

Yesterday Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway appeared on ABC’s This Week to smugly declare that Trump “doesn’t hurl personal insults.” Less than 24 hours later, her candidate decided that it makes sense to call Mika Brzezinski a neurotic and not very bright mess. Trump followed that tweet up a few minutes later by threatening to out the Morning Joe pair …

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Michele Bachmann: I’m Advising Trump On Terrorism

Donald Trump held a fundraiser in Minnesota this weekend and Michele Bachmann was one of the few local Republicans willing to be seen there. MPR News reports: Before the event, former Minnesota Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann said she has been advising Trump on foreign policy and issues of concern to Christian conservatives. She said Trump is right to call for …

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Ben-Hur Bombs At The Box Office

Deadline reports: With an estimated production cost that’s in the vicinity of $100M, MGM and Paramount certainly didn’t build Ben-Hur to fail this weekend. But if there’s one Come-to-Jesus from this remake’s estimated disastrous $11M opening: It’s still a challenge for Hollywood to cross over a faith-based film to the masses 12 years after the $370M ($612M global) success of …

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