Politics

WISCONSIN: Dem Tony Evers +10 Over Scott Walker

NBC News reports: Republican Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin is behind by double digits in his re-election bid, while Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin is comfortably ahead in hers as a near majority of likely voters say they prefer Democrats to control Congress, according to a new NBC News/Marist poll of the state. In Wisconsin’s race for governor, Democratic challenger Tony …

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REPORT: Michael Cohen Just Registered As A Democrat

Axios reports: Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former attorney who until June served as the Republican Party’s deputy finance chair, today changed his party registration from Republican to Democrat, according to a knowledgeable source. Cohen went online around noon to the Albany-based New York State board of elections to make the change, according to the source. The move fits a pattern …

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FLORIDA: Gillum Lawyers Warn TV Stations To Stop Airing “Defamatory” Ads From State Republican Party

Talking Points Memo reports: Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum on Thursday demanded that Florida TV stations stop broadcasting a “maliciously false” attack ad put out by the state Republican Party, warning that further broadcast of the ad would be intentionally defamatory. In a cease-and-desist letter, lawyers for the Gillum campaign claims the ad was approved by his GOP opponent Rep. …

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Michelle Obama On Running For Office: Absolutely Not

People Magazine reports: No matter how much fans beg her, a career in politics is not Michelle Obama‘s path. The former first lady, 54, addressed rumors that she’d run for office and other aspects of the often contentious current political climate during an appearance on Today in celebration of the International Day of the Girl, Thursday. When anchor Savannah Guthrie …

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Avenatti: Junior Will Be Indicted By The End Of 2018

We’re not holding our breath, but fingers crossed: Just two days ago, attorney Michael Avenatti tweeted that Donald Trump Jr. will be indicted, in a response to a tweet that Trump Jr. made mocking the idea that Avenatti could run for President. This garnered a lot of attention from the public, as Avenatti has consistently been a thorn in President …

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Melania: I’m The Most Bullied Person In The World

Yahoo News reports: Melania Trump has raised a fair share of eyebrows since she launched her pet project, Be Best, because it aims, in part, to combat cyberbullying — with critics accusing her husband, President Trump, of being one of Twitter’s most egregious offenders. But the first lady shrugged off charges of hypocrisy to promote her anti-bullying initiative during this …

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Eric Holder: When The GOP Goes Low, We Need to Kick Them, Don’t Do Anything Illegal, But We Gotta Fight

Newsweek reports: Barack Obama’s former attorney general Eric Holder said that when Republicans “go low” Democrats need to “kick them.” “Michelle [Obama] says, ‘When they go low, we go high.’ No, no. When they go low, we kick them,” Holder said during a campaign appearance in Georgia this past weekend. The comment, a riff of the former first lady’s famous …

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Ted Cruz Backs Out Of CNN Town Hall With Beto

Salon reports: Sen. Ted Cruz has decided to not participate in a CNN town hall event with his Democratic rival, Rep. Beto O’Rourke. So instead, O’Rourke will get a full hour on the cable news network alone. The town hall event will be held in the Texas town of McAllen and had initially been accepted by both candidates. As CNN …

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GEORGIA: GOP Official (And Gov Candidate) Blocks 53,000 From Registering To Vote, Most Of Them Black

Talking Points Memo reports: Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp’s (R) office is blocking 53,000 people from registering to vote, according to records obtained by the Associated Press, a huge number that could sway his gubernatorial race against Democrat Stacey Abrams. Kemp has used a controversial “exact match” program to block voter registrations that disproportionately impacts minority voters. The secretary …

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GOP Senators Vote Down Democrats’ Attempt To Overturn Trump’s Attack On Pre-Existing Conditions

The Washington Post reports: Senate Democrats fell one vote short Wednesday in a bid to overturn the Trump administration’s expansion of short-term health insurance plans that do not have to cover preexisting conditions and certain kinds of health care that the Affordable Care Act requires. By forcing a vote on what they term “junk” plans, however, Democrats managed to put …

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CANADA: One Week Away From Legalized Marijuana

The Associated Press reports: Mat Beren and his friends used to drive by the vast greenhouses of southern British Columbia and joke about how much weed they could grow there. Years later, it’s no joke. The tomato and pepper plants that once filled some of those greenhouses have been replaced with a new cash crop: marijuana. Beren and other formerly …

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Melania Wants “Hard Evidence” For Assault Claims

Mediaite reports: Melania Trump is calling on sexual misconduct accusers to produce “hard evidence” to back up their claims. During an interview which was taped in Egypt last week as part of a one-hour special set to air Friday (which was previewed on Good Morning America Wednesday), ABC’s Tom Llamas asked the First Lady whether she believes “men in the …

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Trump Op-Ed: Democrats Want To Turn America Into Venezuela With Their “Dishonest” Medicare For All Plan

Glorious Leader “wrote” an op-ed for USA Today: Throughout the year, we have seen Democrats across the country uniting around a new legislative proposal that would end Medicare as we know it and take away benefits that seniors have paid for their entire lives. Dishonestly called “Medicare for All,” the Democratic proposal would establish a government-run, single-payer health care system …

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Michael Bloomberg Re-Registers As A Democrat

NBC News reports: Michael Bloomberg announced Wednesday that he had re-registered as a Democrat, in a sign that the former New York City mayor could be seriously considering a presidential bid in 2020. “At key points in U.S. history, one of the two parties has served as a bulwark against those who threaten our Constitution. Two years ago at the …

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FLORIDA: Media Surfaces 2011 Book By Ron DeSantis In Which He Excuses Slavery, Attacks Women’s Rights

The Miami New Times reports: Florida gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis’ 2011 tome, Dreams From Our Founding Fathers, is terrible. It’s a book-long screed from the then-Tea Party candidate, in which DeSantis screams at President Barack Obama for 286 pages, implies he is a closet Marxist, and at one point writes that Obama has “Muslim roots.” The book sucks because it …

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Ivanka Trump Shoots Down UN Ambassador Chatter

Business Insider reports: When Nikki Haley announced her impending resignation as US ambassador to the United Nations on Tuesday, people immediately began speculating online that President Donald Trump may nominate his own daughter, Ivanka, to fill the position. Ivanka quickly shot down the prospect on Tuesday evening, tweeting, “It is an honor to serve in the White House alongside so …

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Avenatti Proposes Charity MMA Fight Against Junior

Newsweek reports: Attorney for adult-film actress Stormy Daniels, possible Democratic presidential candidate and Trump-critic Michael Avenatti proposed Tuesday that he and the president’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., go head-to-head in a three-round mixed martial arts fight to raise money for charity. Avenatti first mentioned the idea to NBC News senior media reporter Dylan Byers at a Vanity Fair Summit …

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Anthony Weiner Earns Early Release For Good Conduct

The Washington Examiner reports: Disgraced former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner is set to get out of prison earlier than expected. Weiner, who was sentenced to 21 months behind bars, is scheduled to be released three months early, Federal Bureau of Prisons records show. Online records show his release date as May 14, 2019. Weiner has reportedly been a model inmate …

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Navy Vet Denounces His Mother’s Viral #HimToo Tweet

Talking Points Memo reports: Pieter Hanson, whose mother’s “MY son” tweet went viral and prompted an onslaught of memes over the weekend, says he was disoriented and mortified when he found out that he’d become the poster boy of the #HimToo movement online. “It doesn’t represent me at all,” Hanson said. “I love my mom to death, but boy. … …

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