Politics

BRITAIN: London Elects Muslim Mayor

The British press has just declared Sadiq Khan the winner in yesterday’s mayoral election in London. Above is Matt Drudge’s reaction and similar doomsday shrieking can, of course, be found at Breitbart. From the Guardian: Sadiq Khan is comfortably ahead of his rival Zac Goldsmith in the race for the London mayoralty after the majority of first-preference votes had been …

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Hillary Hits Trump On His “I Love Hispanics” Tweet

The Clinton campaign has weighed in Trump’s asinine taco bowl tweet. Via Mediaite: Clinton and her team did one better and decided to talk about what came before that picture. Specifically, they put out a video ad to remind voters and Cinco de Mayo revelers alike that Trump, who wrote on his picture that he loves Hispanics, just talked about …

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The Hill: Trump’s Top Ten VP Contenders [VIDEO]

The Hill today posted a video recap of the ten suckers they believe Donald Trump is considering for his running mate. Watch below. On the list: Ben Carson, Chris Christie, Marco Rubio, John Kasich, Newt Gingrich, Florida Gov. Rick Scott, New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, Rep. Marsha Blackburn, and retired USMC Gen. James “Mad Dog” …

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Right Wing Site To GOP: Confirm Merrick Garland To SCOTUS Before Hillary Gives Us Someone Much Worse

Politico reports: RedState has a message for Senate Republicans: Confirm Merrick Garland for the Supreme Court now — before Hillary Clinton picks someone much worse next year. Leon Wolf, the managing editor of conservative blog RedState.com, wrote in a post Wednesday that with Ted Cruz dropping out of the race for the GOP nomination and Donald Trump positioned to take …

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BREAKING: John Kasich To Drop Out Today

From the Columbus Dispatch: Ohio Gov. John Kasich abruptly canceled a planned trip to Washington today as some advisers have been suggesting he should end his presidential campaign. Kasich, who plans to make a statement in Columbus at 5 p.m. today, had planned to hold a major news conference upon his arrival at Dulles International Airport at 10:45 a.m. in …

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Kasich Observes Star Wars Day In New Ad [VIDEO]

“No, there is another.” Via Politico: John Kasich’s campaign, which pulled resources from Indiana as part of a failed agreement with Cruz to prevent Trump from reaching the necessary number of delegates to become the nominee, posted a video to his Twitter account Wednesday morning on Star Wars Day, imagining what the not-so-distant future could look like in a galaxy …

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NY Daily News: Trump Has Killed The GOP

From their story: On his television show, Trump sent the losers down in an elevator. Since last June, since he came down that escalator at Trump Tower and announced he was going to run for President, what he has done is closer to throwing an entire political party down an elevator shaft. So this wasn’t just the end of the …

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Bernie Sanders Wins Indiana Primary

Bernie Sanders has been projected to win the Indiana primary. At this writing he leads Hillary Clinton by three points. With a margin this close, winning has little impact on the number of delegates to be awarded.

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Wingnuts Meltdown Over Larry Wilmore’s Nerd Prom Closing: “Yo, Barry, You Did It, My N*gga” [VIDEO]

Comedy Central’s Larry Wilmore followed President Obama to close last night’s White House Press Correspondents Dinner with a series off jabs against the gathered media bigwigs. While Wilmore’s routine was generally met with tepid laughter or stony silence, especially from his targets at CNN, it was his final message to President Obama that caused gasps across Teabagistan and not a …

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LIVE VIDEO: At The Nerd Prom

The red carpet procession has begun at this year’s White House Press Correspondents Dinner, where President Obama is expected to lob zingers at Donald Trump, who decided not to attend. Comedy Central’s Larry Wilmore is tonight’s host. Watch below.

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Wingnuts Launch New Attack On Merrick Garland: He’s A Liberal Judge From A Liberal President [VIDEO]

Politico reports: A deep-pocketed conservative advocacy group opposing Merrick Garland is spending a half-million dollars in five states for a new ad proclaiming that the Supreme Court nominee is “no moderate” — the latest phase of its pricey anti-Garland campaign. The ad from Judicial Crisis Network will start running on TV and online Friday in West Virginia, Colorado, North Dakota, …

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Allison Janney Crashes White House Presser [VIDEO]

It’s your West Wing dream come true. USA Today reports: The White House press briefing room is a serious place where serious matters of state are discussed amongst serious journalists and the White House press secretary. Also, Allison Janney. Yes, friends, Romans, West Wing countrymen, Allison Janney (aka C.J. Cregg from The West Wing) made an appearance in the White …

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Will Ferrell Backs Out Of Reagan/Alzheimer’s Film

Earlier this week Variety reported that Will Ferrell would be playing a second-term Ronald Reagan beset by the symptoms of Alzheimer’s. Not anymore: “The Reagan script is one of a number of scripts that had been submitted to Will Ferrell which he had considered,” Ferrell’s agent told The New York Post. “While it is by no means a ‘Alzheimer’s comedy’ …

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Will Ferrell To Play Ronald Reagan With Alzheimer’s

Variety reports: Having already famously portrayed former President George W. Bush in various comedy sketches, Will Ferrell is now setting his sights on another former commander in chief. Sources tell Variety Ferrell is attached to star as President Ronald Reagan in the Black List script “Reagan.” Penned by Mike Rosolio, the story begins at the start of the ex-president’s second …

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ILLINOIS: Former Republican House Speaker Dennis Hastert Sentenced To 15 Months In Prison

IMPORTANT UPDATE: The first sentence of the original ABC News report has been changed. It now reads: Former Speaker of the House John Dennis Hastert was sentenced today in federal court to 15 months in prison and two years of supervised release after he faced one of his accusers, who identified himself publicly for the first time as Scott Cross, …

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Seth Meyers On The Veepstakes [VIDEO]

Salon recaps: “Late Night” host Seth Meyers last night took a “Closer Look” at Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump’s respective prospects for running mates. Clinton shrugged off a question on the matter from a CNN reporter over the weekend, saying she’s “just working hard to win on” yesterday’s Super Tuesday in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. “In Hillary’s defense, it’s not …

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NBC Poll: Hillary +8 Over Donald Trump

Trump is surging on the GOP side. Politico reports: For the first time in the election cycle, Donald Trump has the support of half of Republican and Republican-leaning voters nationwide, according to the results of the latest NBC News/SurveyMonkey online weekly tracking poll released Tuesday. Ted Cruz and John Kasich, meanwhile, are stagnant or losing ground. Trump earned 50 percent, …

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Tim Robbins: Hillary Is Stealing The Election

Actor Tim Robbins, who is one of Bernie Sanders’ most passionate supporters, today issued a tweet which appears to accuse the media of collaborating with the Clinton campaign to steal the election. As evidence of this collusion, Robbins attached a meme which compares exit polling with actual voting results. Which proves the machines are “rigged.” Robbins then attacked those that …

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Hillary To Charles Koch: Not Interested In Your Support

Yesterday Hillary Clinton fired off the above tweet in response to news that Charles Koch might endorse her. CNN reports: Oil tycoon and conservative mega-donor Charles Koch had kind words for both Bill and Hillary Clinton in an interview Sunday, saying there was an outside chance he could support her in November. “We would have to believe her actions would …

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John Oliver On Puerto Rico’s Fiscal Crisis [VIDEO]

TIME recaps: John Oliver turned his attention southward on Last Week Tonight to discuss Puerto Rico. The U.S. territory is in a massive financial crisis, facing nearly $70 billion in debt, with a poverty rate of nearly 45%. “Puerto Rico is like the last Tower Records: everything’s overpriced, everyone’s being laid off, and there is still a really weird number …

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