Politics

Gold Star Families Demand Apology From Trump

The Hill reports: Families of fallen service U.S. members are demanding Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump apologize for his “offensive” and “anti-American” comments. The group of Gold Star families on Monday wrote a letter to the billionaire condemning his treatment of the family of U.S. Army Capt. Humayun Khan, who was killed in Iraq. “Ours is a sacrifice you will …

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John Oliver On The Democratic Convention [VIDEO]

Mediaite recaps: The host of Last Week Tonight on HBO devoted his deep-dive segment to recapping the Republican and Democratic National Conventions Sunday night, emphasizing the the language used by Donald Trump in the days since Khizr Khan emotionally spoke in Philadelphia. Khan, the Muslim father of fallen U.S. Army Captain Humayun Khan, has inadvertently gotten into a feud of …

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New York Post Again Slut-Shames Melania Trump

For the second day in a row Rupert Murdoch’s right wing New York Post has slut-shamed Melanie Trump with a front page image that’s too racy to post here on JMG. Such a strange turn for the tabloid. From their story: Here’s the nation’s would-be first lady — and right beside her, a second lady. Three years before she met …

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Hillary Bounces To +7 In New CBS Poll

Via Politico: Last week’s Democratic National Convention has vaulted Hillary Clinton back into the lead in the presidential race, according to a new poll released Monday. The former secretary of state leads her Republican opponent Donald Trump by seven percentage points, 46 percent to 39 percent, in a fresh CBS News national poll. Clinton’s seven-point lead comes just one week …

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The Simpsons Rip Into Donald Trump [VIDEO]

Rolling Stone recaps: The Simpsons interrupted their summer vacation by posting a two-minute campaign ad that asks Springfield residents whether they would rather have Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump in the White House during a national crisis. While The Simpsons don’t flatly state “I’m With Her,” they’re extremely critical of Clinton’s opponent: Trump is shown in a luxurious bedroom, up …

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Priebus Backs Trump On “Rigged” Debate Schedule: We’re Not Going To Disagree With Our Nominee

CBS News reports: Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus called Sunday for a renewed look at the schedule for presidential debates this fall, echoing GOP nominee Donald Trump in saying some of the dates have been set to suppress viewership. “We’re going to be working with the commission in what they’re putting together,” Priebus told CBS’ “Face the Nation.” “Certainly …

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US Constitution Hits Best-Sellers List

From the Associated Press: A pocket version of the U.S. Constitution has become a best-seller on Amazon.com. The 52-page pamphlet printed by the National Center for Constitutional Studies sells for $1 and was in the Top 10 best-selling books on Amazon on Saturday afternoon. The site produces an hourly list of its best sellers. The Constitution emerged as a best-seller …

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Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange Refuses To Say Whether Russia Provided Hacked Democratic Emails

Politico reports: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is refusing to discuss whether Russia had any involvement in a trove of emails from the Democratic National Committee leaked to his organization ahead of the party’s convention. In an interview Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Assange said WikiLeaks has “a perfect track record” of providing accurate information and “never revealing our sources.” …

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Houston Chronicle Endorses Hillary: Racist Putin-Like Donald Trump Is A Danger To The Republic

From the editorial board of the Houston Chronicle: The Chronicle editorial page does not typically endorse early in an election cycle; we prefer waiting for the campaign to play out and for issues to emerge and be addressed. We make an exception in the 2016 presidential race, because the choice between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is not merely political. …

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PHOTOS: Seen At The Democratic Convention

In case you’re not following JMG on Facebook (and really, why aren’t you?) below are some of the photos I took at and around the Democratic convention. As you’ll see, I came across nutjob homocons, amusing vendors, Martin O’Malley, Terry McAuliffe, Jill Stein, Michael Dukakis, Adele Dazeem, Jim Obergefell, Howard Dean, and Barney Frank, whose husband was NOT having it …

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CONVENTION BOUNCE: Hillary +15 In New National Poll

Slate reports: Somewhere in Pennsylvania, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton smiles a cautious smile. All right: we do not actually know that that is what she’s doing. But we can imagine it might be so because the first post-Democratic National Convention poll shows Clinton 15 points ahead of her political rival, Republican nominee Donald Trump. The poll comes from RABA …

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Spox: Trump Won’t Meet With Father Of Slain Soldier Because He Doesn’t Like To Make Headlines [VIDEO]

Good grief. Via Mediaite: Trump’s national campaign spokeswoman Katrina Pierson said it was unlikely that the GOP nominee would reach out to Khizr Khan, the Muslim-American father of a deceased veteran who spoke at the DNC Thursday night, because Trump doesn’t like to make headlines. Speaking to CNN’s Wolf Blitzer Friday evening, Pierson said it was “truly unfortunate” that the …

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Liberal Redneck On The DNC Email Scandal [VIDEO]

In his latest clip for the New York Daily News, viral YouTube star Trae Crowder weighs in on the email scandal that brought down Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz and inflamed Bernie Sanders supporters. As always, I won’t give away the jokes with a recap. Just stand by for a Russian accent. Watch below.

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The Final Night Of The DNC In Four Minutes [VIDEO]

As they did last week for the RNC, the Los Angeles Times has edited the final night of the Democratic Convention down to four money quote-filled minutes. This one, of course, you’ll actually enjoy. Watch below.

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REUTERS: The Clinton Campaign Has Been Hacked Too

Reuters reports: The computer network used by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s campaign was hacked as part of a broad cyber attack on Democratic political organizations, people familiar with the matter told Reuters. The latest attack, which was disclosed to Reuters on Friday, follows reports of two other hacks on the Democratic National Committee and the party’s fundraising committee for …

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NORTH CAROLINA: Gov. Pat McCrory Melts Down After Federal Court Overturns Racist Voter ID Law

As you can see, North Carolina Pat McCrory has a case of the raging sadz over today’s overturn of his state’s voter ID law, which a federal appeals court declared was a “surgically precise” attack on black citizens. McCrory has vowed to “immediately appeal.” He writes: Roy Cooper opposes Voter ID. Yet photo IDs are required to purchase Sudafed, cash …

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NORTH CAROLINA: Court Strikes Down Voter ID Law As Targeting Blacks With “Almost Surgical Precision”

Woo-hoo! Via Talking Points Memo: A three-judge panel of the U.S Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit has found North Carolina’s controversial GOP-backed voting restrictions were intended to discriminate against African American voters. The Friday ruling is a huge win for voting rights activists in a closely watched case in a potential 2016 swing state. In the opinion, the …

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Trump & Clinton To Begin Getting Classified Briefings

The Washington Post reports: At some point, perhaps as early as next week, federal agents will sit down with Donald Trump and tell him classified information about the government and our foreign-policy efforts. For Democrats, this is a point of both anguish and political calculation. Senate Minority Leader Harry M. Reid has suggested that Trump’s murky ties to foreign interests …

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Trump: The GOP Convention’s Lower Television Ratings Had Nothing To Do With Me, I Just Showed Up To Speak

The Hill reports: GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump distanced himself from the planning of last week’s Republican National Convention after the Democrats’ event, which ended Thursday, posted higher television ratings. “I didn’t produce the show — I just showed up for the final speech on Thursday,” the Republican presidential nominee told The New York Times when asked about the differences …

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FLORIDA: Zika Virus Arrives In United States

The Washington Post reports: Florida officials on Friday announced the first local spread of the Zika virus through infected mosquitoes in the continental United States. Gov. Rick Scott made the announcement during a press conference Friday after a health department investigation into four suspected cases in Miami-Dade and Broward counties. He said transmission was confined to a small neighborhood just …

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