Politics

REPORT: O’Malley Campaign Near Financial Collapse

According to a report issued today by the Washington Post, Martin O’Malley’s campaign is just about out of money. They write: With barely 10 weeks before Democrats start picking their presidential nominee, former Maryland governor Martin O’Malley’s campaign is perilously close to financial collapse. The Democratic hopeful this week began asking the roughly 30 staffers at his Baltimore headquarters to …

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Newly-Elected Canadian PM Justin Trudeau Outlines Agenda: Legal Pot, More LGBT Rights, Fewer Guns

Newly-elected Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has issued a letter vowing to follow through on his progressive campaign promises. Deadstate recaps: Trudeau’s plans will include legalizing and regulating marijuana, reducing the number of hand guns and assault rifles, and securing rights for all citizens, especially focusing on LGBTQ rights. Trudeau’s letter lists several other priorities, such as fighting for the …

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POLL: 53% Say No Syrian Refugees

CNN recaps the Bloomberg poll released last night: The refugee issue has emerged as a key political issue in the wake of last week’s terrorist attacks in Paris. More than half — 31 — of the nation’s governors, mainly Republicans, oppose letting Syrian refugees into their states and most GOP presidential candidates have called for a pause in allowing them …

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Virginia Mayor On Muslim Refugees: Maybe Those Japanese Internment Camps Were A Good Idea

Democratic Roanoke Mayor David Bowers today issued a press release which suggests that those WWII-era Japanese internment camps were not only a good idea then, they might be the way to go now with Muslim refugees. Who he totally doesn’t want in his town. “Better safe than sorry.” Bowers: “I’m reminded that President Franklin D. Roosevelt felt compelled to sequester …

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Obama: America Won’t Slam Her Door On Refugees

President Obama just unleashed a barrage of tweets denouncing those who want to “slam the door in the face of refugees.” The Tea Things are going nuts.

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FLORIDA: Trump Leads GOP Field By 2-1 Margin

According to a new poll out of Florida, Donald Trump’s support there has climbed to 36%, twice that of Marco Rubio’s 18%. Next comes Ben Carson with 15% and Ted Cruz with 10%. From the Tampa Bay Times: A newly released poll of likely Florida Republican primary voters by the Florida Atlantic University Business and Economics Polling Initiative shows Donald …

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BREAKING: Bobby Jindal Calls It Quits

Via USA Today: Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal ended his long-shot campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination on Tuesday. Jindal made the announcement on Fox News, saying “it’s not my time.” While Jindal’s campaign showed some progress in Iowa — site of the Feb. 1 caucuses that open the Republican nomination contest — he had trouble gaining traction in other …

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Christie Refugee Policy: No Orphans Under Five

In an attempt to out-Cruz Ted Cruz, yesterday Chris Christie told right wing radio host Hugh Hewitt that under his presidency, he’d even ban immigration for refugee orphans under five years old. Presumably because they’d grow up to be suicide bombers. Listen below.

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CBS News Changes Focus Of Tonight’s Second Democratic Debate In Wake Of Paris Attacks

The three remaining Democratic candidates for president will debate in Iowa tonight where the questions will now center on terrorism. The New York Times reports: In the hours after the deadly attacks in Paris, CBS News significantly reworked its plans for the Democratic presidential debate it is hosting here on Saturday night to focus more on issues of terrorism, national …

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UKRAINE: Parliament Temporarily Approves Gay Employment Protections To Win Visa-Free EU Travel

After rejecting the bill on last week’s first reading, today Ukraine’s Parliament approved gay employment protections in order to qualify for visa-free travel within most EU nations. But according to a local gay journalist, the protections are set to expire soon, making the bill a mere end-run around the EU’s requirements. In addition, the bill only passed after MPs were …

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POLL: Sanders Would Beat Trump By 12 Points

The Hill is shocked: In a new McClatchy-Marist poll, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) leads Republican candidate Donald Trump by a landslide margin of 12 percentage points, 53 to 41. In the McClatchy poll, Sanders also leads former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) by a landslide margin of 10 points, 51 to 41. It is shocking that the …

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GOP Debate WiFi Password: “StopHillary”

To access the WiFi at tonight’s GOP debate in Milwaukee, every reporter must use the password “StopHillary”. Case-sensitive, no space! I can think of some better passwords and I’m sure you can too. Let’s hear them.

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TONIGHT: Fox Business Hosts Fourth GOP Debate

Fox Business will host tonight’s fourth GOP debate where the topic will allegedly be restricted to the economy. But as we saw, that didn’t work out so well for CNBC, who also didn’t face the many breaking stories provided in recent days courtesy of Ben Carson. Unlike with earlier debates, Fox Business will provide a live-stream that does not require …

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President Obama Joins Facebook, Addresses Climate Change Efforts In First Post [VIDEO]

CNN reports: President Barack Obama joined Facebook on Monday and said he wanted his account to be “a place where we can have real conversations,” diving right in with his first post on climate change. In that post, Obama took Facebook users on a walk through his back yard at the White House and calling on Americans in a video …

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Democrats Debate Hillary Clinton’s VP Selection

We’re just inside three months from the first primary and already top Democrats are openly mulling Hillary Clinton’s running mate selection. The Hill reports: Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro is a favorite. His backers think the 41-year-old would give the Democratic ticket a youthful face and help the party with Hispanics. But he’s hardly alone, and other Democrats …

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Radio Promo: Opal Covey Rocks! [AUDIO]

Toledo talk radio station WSPD is running a promo featuring the rantings of famed prophetess and tongues-speaker Opal Covey. “If you do not order now, Opal will tell God to kill you and kill your pets!” Listen below.

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Former Top Putin Aide Found Dead In DC Hotel

Mikhail Lesin, media tycoon and former top advisor to Vladimir Putin, was found dead in a Washington DC hotel yesterday. ABC News reports: Lesin, the former head of media affairs for the Russian government who’s been accused of curtailing the country’s press freedoms, had been staying at Hotel Dupont when he was found Thursday, according to officials. It’s unclear why …

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Bill O’Reilly To George Will: You’re A Hack [VIDEO]

Two days ago George Will wrote a Washington Post column attacking Bill O’Reilly’s book Killing Reagan in which he denounces O’Reilly’s “slander” for claiming that the assassination attempt on Reagan triggered a mental decline so severe that his advisors considered using the 25th Amendment to remove him from office. Last night the fellow Fox News personalities tangled on-air about the …

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REPORT: The Real Reason Paul Singer Is Backing Rubio

According to International Business Times, billionaire investor Paul Singer’s backing of Marco Rubio may be tied to Rubio’s position on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. At a discounted price, Singer purchased debt owed by Argentina and is suing them for full repayment. And Rubio can help with that. They write: Bloomberg reports that Singer’s firm, Elliott Management — through a …

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Obama Rejects Keystone Pipeline [VIDEO]

USA Today reports: President Obama announced Friday that his administration has rejected the Keystone XL Pipeline project after more than six years of review. “The State Department has decided that the Keystone XL pipeline would not serve the national interest of the United States,” Obama said, appearing at the White House with Secretary of State John Kerry and Vice President …

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