Politics

Bernie Sanders: It Appears I Won’t Be The Nominee

Via Politico: Sen. Bernie Sanders acknowledged Wednesday that his chances of becoming the Democratic nominee for president aren’t ideal. “It doesn’t appear that I’m going to be the nominee, so I’m not going to be determining the scope of the convention,” Sanders said during an interview with C-SPAN. The comment came in response to a question about his preparations for …

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PENNSYLVANIA: State Rep. Brian Sims Delivers Rousing Speech For LGBT Protections Bill [VIDEO]

WATCH this. From Pennsylvania House Democrats: Pa. state Rep. Brian Sims stands with Gov. Tom Wolf and other advocates to call on the legislature to pass equal protections for LGBT citizens. In Pennsylvania, members of the LGBT community can still be denied employment, housing, and other basic rights afforded to others in the general population. Sims is co-sponsoring the Pennsylvania …

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BREAKING: Marco Rubio To Seek Re-Election

From the Washington Post: Sen. Marco Rubio will announce Wednesday he will seek re-election to the Senate, reversing a pledge he made a year ago to either assume the presidency or return to private life in Florida, instantly transforming an already competitive race and improving the chances that Republicans can maintain the Senate majority. Rubio is set to announce the …

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BRITAIN: Brexit Polling In Dead Heat

Last week’s assassination of Labour MP Jo Cox by a pro-Brexit extremist appears to have had little effect on the polling for tomorrow’s national referendum. Via USA Today: Campaigning over the United Kingdom’s future in the European Union entered a final, frenzied day Wednesday, as polls showed support for staying or splitting in a virtual dead heat. “We are not …

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Quinnipiac Poll: Trump Is Slipping In Vital Swing States

Ruh-roh: Donald Trump slipped farther behind Hillary Clinton in Florida, lost his narrow advantage in Ohio and remained locked in a dead heat in Pennsylvania, according to the results of the latest Quinnipiac University poll gauging voter attitudes in the those three swing states out Tuesday. Clinton leads Trump by eight points in Florida, 47 percent to 39 percent, up …

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Hillary’s Cash Advantage Over Trump: 40-1

Wow. From the New York Times: Donald J. Trump enters the general election campaign laboring under the worst financial and organizational disadvantage of any major party nominee in recent history, placing both his candidacy and his party in political peril. Mr. Trump began June with just $1.3 million in cash on hand, a figure more typical for a campaign for …

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NEVADA: Teen Arrested At Rally Tells Secret Service That He Planned To Assassinate Donald Trump

From the Las Vegas Review-Journal: The man arrested at a Donald Trump rally on the Strip over the weekend said he tried to grab a police officer’s gun so he could kill the Republican presidential candidate, according to a federal complaint filed Monday. Michael Steven Sandford, 19, was arrested Saturday at Treasure Island and later transferred to federal custody. He …

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New National Poll: Hillary + 7 Points Over Trump

Politico reports: Hillary Clinton is leading Donald Trump by 7 percentage points, according to a new poll — one of the latest national surveys to show the presumptive Republican presidential nominee badly trailing his likely Democratic opponent. Clinton earned 47 percent support in the new Monmouth University poll released Monday, while Trump took 40 percent in a head-to-head matchup omitting …

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John Oliver On This Week’s Brexit Vote [VIDEO]

The Week recaps: As Britain prepares to vote this Thursday on whether or not to remain in the European Union, John Oliver posed a question on Sunday’s Last Week Tonight that may very well be on the minds of many Americans: “Why should I care about what Britain does with the EU?” Well, as Oliver explains, “Britain leaving would be …

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Florida Assistant State Attorney: Third World Orlando Is Full Of Ghetto Thugs And Should Be Leveled

“Downtown Orlando has no bottom. The entire city should be leveled. It is void of a single redeeming quality. It is a melting pot of 3rd world miscreants and ghetto thugs. It is void of culture. If you live down there you do it at your own risk and at your own peril. If you go down there after dark …

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Chelsea Clinton Gives Birth To Second Child

CNN reports: Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of Hillary and Bill Clinton, gave birth to a son on Saturday, according to her Twitter and Facebook accounts. “Marc and I are overwhelmed with gratitude and love as we celebrate the birth of our son, Aidan Clinton Mezvinsky,” the former first daughter tweeted on Saturday. This is the second child for Clinton and …

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FLORIDA: GOP US Senate Frontrunner Drops Out To Clear The Way For Marco Rubio To Enter Race

CNN reports: Florida Rep. David Jolly on Friday announced he will pull out of the Republican primary to replace Sen. Marco Rubio. Jolly instead will for reelection to his seat in Congress, citing “unfinished business” in an email to supporters Friday afternoon. He said he had been convinced to run for Senate by insiders who told him redistricting made his …

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Sen. John McCain: President Obama Is “Directly Responsible” For The Pulse Nightclub Massacre

From the Associated Press: Republican Sen. John McCain said Thursday that President Barack Obama is “directly responsible” for the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, because Obama has allowed the growth of the Islamic State group on his watch. McCain, who lost to Obama in the 2008 presidential election, made the comment to reporters Thursday while Obama was in Orlando visiting …

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Priebus: Claims Of GOP Discord Are Pure Fiction

From Talking Points Memo: Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus on Thursday swore that there was no truth to multiple reports that the GOP was collapsing under the strain of a presumptive nominee who frequently mocks his party’s own leaders. In the past two weeks, Republicans on Capitol Hill have alternately distanced themselves from or stayed silent on Trump, who …

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Politico: Senate Republicans Have The Trump Sadz

Via Politico: Senate Republicans have tried to work with Donald Trump. They’ve offered gentle advice and firm guidance, hoping he’ll morph into a general election candidate who won’t kill their chances of keeping the Senate, or better yet, will give Hillary Clinton a run for her money. None of it has worked. And now a palpable mix of despair and …

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Hillary Wins DC Primary, Meets With Bernie Sanders

And that’s that. Via the Associated Press: Hillary Clinton is finishing the Democratic presidential primary season with a lead of more than 380 pledged delegates over Bernie Sanders. Clinton won the District of Columbia, which was the last to hold its primary, on Tuesday. With 20 delegates at stake, Clinton won at least 14. Sanders picked up at least two. …

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ALABAMA: GOP House Speaker Mike “Sanctity Of Marriage” Hubbard Convicted On 12 Corruption Charges

From the Associated Press: A jury on Friday found Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard guilty on 12 counts of public corruption — agreeing with prosecutors’ assertions that the powerful Republican used the influence and prestige of his political office to benefit his companies and clients. The verdict automatically removes Hubbard, 54, from both the Legislature and the speaker’s office, ending …

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Gay Bicyclist Rushing To Hook-Up Gets Tackled By NYPD When He Barrels Into Obama’s Motorcade [VIDEO]

So this happened yesterday. Via TMZ: President Obama got in the way of potential true love when the people protecting him opened a can of whoop ass on an unsuspecting NYC bicyclist. Daniel Provencio, 59, tells us he was hot to trot for a blind date — pumping “Call Me Maybe” through his headphones — when NYC cops tackled him …

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Obama Slow-Jams The News [VIDEO]

The Daily Beast recaps: Back in April 2012, President Obama made his first ever appearance on NBC’s talk show Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at UNC-Chapel Hill. There, the commander in chief and the musically inclined funnyman channeled their inner Al Greens and slow-jammed the news, pressing Congress to stop interest rate hikes on Stafford student loans. Obama returned to …

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren GOES OFF On Donald Trump: He’s A Loud, Nasty, Thin-Skinned, Racist Bully [VIDEO]

WOW. CBS News reports: Speaking at a judicial conference in D.C. on Thursday night, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren unleashed one of her strongest attacks yet on presumptive GOP nominee and “wannabe tyrant” Donald Trump over his rhetoric on judges — and his troubles over Trump University. “Donald Trump is a loud, nasty, thin-skinned fraud who has never risked anything for …

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