Politics

Jessica Williams Interviews Sanders Supporters Who Say They’re Voting For Donald Trump [VIDEO]

Jessica Williams said goodbye to the Daily Show last night, then presented an interview with diehard Sanders supporters. The Daily Beast recaps: The field piece that followed was classic Jessica Williams. “After an impassioned Democratic primary between the Curb Your Enthusiasm guy and the Mother of Dragons, the voting is finally over,” she said. “With Hillary Clinton as their nominee, …

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FLORIDA: Over 100 Sanders Supporters Sue DNC And Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz For Election Fraud

From South Florida’s New Times: Amid allegations that Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz “rigged” the Democratic presidential primary in favor of Hillary Clinton, 120 people, including 104 Bernie Sanders donors, sued both Wasserman Schultz and the DNC in the Southern District Court of Florida yesterday for fraud, negligence, misrepresentation, and other claims. They alleged she misled the DNC …

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FLORIDA: Lawyer Seeks Bribery Charges Against Pam Bondi And Donald Trump Over Campaign Donation

From the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel: A Massachusetts lawyer who previously filed state ethics and elections complaints against Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi has asked federal prosecutors to level bribery charges against her and Donald Trump. Whitfield Larrabee, a Boston trial attorney, filed complaints with U.S. Attorney’s offices in New York and Tallahassee on Wednesday alleging the violation of federal bribery …

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POLL: Support For Gun Control Surges After Orlando

Via Politico: More than half of registered voters support stricter gun laws in the United States, according to the latest results of a nationwide Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday that also found strong levels of support for background checks and for preventing people on government watch lists from purchasing guns. Regardless of their opinions on specific proposals, 54 percent of …

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Justin Trudeau, Superhero

Via Mashable: Justin Trudeau can save us any day. The Canadian Prime Minister will be gracing the cover of Marvel’s upcoming Civil War II: Choosing Sides, issue #5, coming on August 31st. Oddly enough, he looks even better in ink form than in real life. A Marvel spokesperson told Mashable that Trudeau would also be a minor character in the …

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RUSSIA: Pending Laws Ban All Proselytizing

Via Christianity Today: Christians in Russia won’t be allowed to email their friends an invitation to church or to evangelize in their own homes if Russia’s newest set of surveillance and anti-terrorism laws are enacted. The proposed laws, considered the country’s most restrictive measures in post-Soviet history, place broad limitations on missionary work, including preaching, teaching, and engaging in any …

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Family Of Slain US Ambassador Chris Stevens: We Blame Congress Not Hillary Clinton For Benghazi

From Mediaite: In a new interview with The New Yorker, the sister of slain Ambassador Chris Stevens — one of the four American casualties from the September 11, 2012 attack on a compound in Benghazi, Libya — says that the fault does not lie with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. On the same day that the Republican-led Select Committee …

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CBS News: Sanders Campaign Plotted To Rig Nevada Caucus Tie-Breakers With Double-Sided Coins

In their dissection of the early days of the Sanders campaign, CBS News today delivered a fascinating revelation. They write: The landslide New Hampshire victory finally put the campaign in a different frame of mind. “It gave us confidence that we could fight,” says Jane Sanders. She calls the New Hampshire blowout “humbling, moving and surprising.” But then came Nevada, …

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OHIO: Elizabeth Warren Stumps With Hillary [VIDEO]

CBS News reports: Clinton and Warren joined hands and waved to a cheering crowd in their first joint appearance. Warren told the crowd in Cincinnati, Ohio, “I’m here today because I’m with her,” and said Democrats would “work our hearts out” to make Clinton president. Warren is offering a harsh critique of Republican Donald Trump. She says he looks “goofy” …

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SCOTUS Overturns Corruption Convictions Of Republican Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell

Via Politico: The Supreme Court has overturned the corruption convictions of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell. The justices ruled that prosecutors defined too broadly the kind of conduct that qualifies as an “official act” public officials are not permitted to trade for gifts or campaign donations. A jury convicted the Virginia Republican on 11 corruption-related felony counts in 2014, including …

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New ABC/WaPo Poll: Hillary +12 Points

From the Washington Post: Donald Trump returns to the campaign trail from Scotland this week contending with sweeping unease about his candidacy as a large majority of Americans register their disapproval and see the Republican Party’s presumptive presidential nominee as discriminatory and unqualified, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. Following a month of self-­inflicted controversies, the survey shows …

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BRITAIN: Demand For Brexit Do-Over Vote Crashes Government Servers, One Million Sign Petition

From the Independent: More than a million people have signed a petition demanding a second EU referendum as the UK continues to reel from the vote for a Brexit. Signatories are calling for a new rule to be implemented stipulating that polls on the European Union with a majority under 60 per cent and turnout under 75 per cent must …

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TEXAS: Secessionists Ramp Up Calls For “Texit”

Vocativ reports: After residents of the UK voted today to leave the European Union, the movement for an independent Texas may be gaining serious momentum, with thousands online calling for a “Texit.” The largest group agitating for secession is the Texas Nationalist Movement, which has been promoting its own version of Brexit, called Texit, over the past several weeks. The …

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Bernie Sanders: I’m Voting For Hillary [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: Bernie Sanders says he will vote for Hillary Clinton for president. While stopping short of a full endorsement of his Democratic rival, Sanders says he’s “pretty good at arithmetic” and understands that Clinton has more pledged delegates than he does. “I will do everything I can to defeat Donald Trump,” because his campaign is built on …

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SCOTLAND: Independence On The Table Again [VIDEO]

From the BBC: Scotland’s first minister has said a second independence referendum is “highly likely” after the UK voted to leave the EU. Nicola Sturgeon said it was “democratically unacceptable” that Scotland faced the prospect of being taken out of the EU against its will. She said the Scottish government would begin preparing legislation to enable another independence vote. Scotland …

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Donald Trump Celebrates Brexit Vote [VIDEO]

From the Washington Post: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump celebrated Britain’s stunning vote to leave the European Union Friday during an overseas visit to Scotland, saying that the people of the United Kingdom have “taken their country back” and musing that it could benefit his Turnberry golf resort. “I think it’s a great thing that happened,” Trump told reporters shortly …

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British Prime Minister David Cameron Resigns Over Brexit Vote: We Need Fresh Leadership [VIDEO]

Via the Independent: David Cameron today paid the price for his failure to secure Britain’s future in the European Union announcing his resignation and admitting the country now needed “fresh leadership”. Flanked by his wife and at one stage close to tears Mr Cameron said it would be wrong for him “to be the captain that steers our country to …

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LIVE VIDEO: Brexit Vote Counting Begins

From TIME Magazine: Polling stations all over the U.K. closed at 10 p.m. local time (5 p.m. EST) and ballot boxes were moved to counting centres to find out if the country will remain part of the European Union. High turnouts were reported in some areas, although voters were delayed as floods closed roads and railway lines in the southeast …

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Court Strikes Down Protest Zone At GOP Convention

From the Wall Street Journal: A federal judge on Thursday struck down the city of Cleveland’s rules limiting protests during next month’s Republican National Convention, finding the city’s strict security regulations violated the U.S. Constitution. U.S. District Court Judge James Gwin ruled the city’s establishment of a large zone around the July convention site within which protesters’ ability to demonstrate …

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House Democrats End Gun Control Sit-In

From USA Today: House Democrats ended their sit-in on the floor of the House after more than 24-hours of chants and speeches advocating for stricter gun control measures. Speaker Paul Ryan excoriated Democrats Thursday morning for disrupting the business of the House as the minority party’s sit-in to protest inaction on gun violence moved into its second day. Some Democrats …

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