Politics

REPORT: Biden To Reveal Plans With 48 Hours

CNBC just tweeted this: “BREAKING: Joe Biden to announce whether he is running for president in 2016 or not in the next 48 hours, sources tell @NBCNews.” Biden has been teasing his decision for months, with several previous deadlines having passed without an announcement. Yesterday a Biden “confidant” anonymously told CBS that Biden won’t be “bullied” into making a decision …

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TODAY: Canadians Go To The Polls

USA Today reports on today’s election in Canada: A young liberal leader with a famous pedigree in Canada, Justin Trudeau, threatens to upend nearly 10 years of conservative leadership under Prime Minister Stephen Harper as Canadians go to the polls Monday. Harper, who has held power longer that most major Western leaders, hopes to capture a rare fourth term in …

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Jeb Bush Rips Donald Trump’s Ability To Lead The US Military In Scathing New Campaign Ad [VIDEO]

CNN reports: The clip is the latest salvo in the Bush-Trump rivalry, which has often been marked by bitter and personal exchanges between the two prominent Republican presidential candidates. On Friday, Trump suggested Bush’s brother, former President George W. Bush, shared in the blame for the 9/11 terrorist attacks because they occurred during his presidency. Saturday’s round centered on a …

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Donald Trump: I Would Have Stopped 9/11 [VIDEO]

Yesterday Donald Trump appeared on Fox News where he told host Chris Wallace that his immigration policy would have stopped 9/11 from happening. Via Mediaite: After Wallace asked how he would’ve done things differently, Trump promised that since he is “extremely, extremely tough on immigration,” there’s no way the hijackers would’ve gotten anywhere near the planes with him in charge. …

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Jeb Bush: I’ll Never Forget That Time That Bad Space Shuttle Thing Happened, Whenever It Was [VIDEO]

Via Wonkette: At a campaign appearance Wednesday, Jeb Bush struggled to remember a thing he said he’d never forget, only this time it had nothing to do with how his brother kept us safe from terrorism apart from the time he didn’t. No, this time it was the unforgettable loss of one of those space shuttles that we lost, that …

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NEW HAMPSHIRE: Clinton Leads Sanders By Two Points In First Post-Democratic Debate Poll

The Hill reports: Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) are statistically deadlocked in New Hampshire’s Democratic presidential primary, a new poll says. Clinton leads Sanders by two points in the Granite State, according to the Boston Globe/Suffolk University survey. Clinton has 37 percent support following a strong performance in last Tuesday’s inaugural Democratic presidential debate. Sanders, meanwhile, receives 35 …

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Top Republicans: Rand Paul Should Drop Out And Focus On Saving His Senate Seat

Earlier this year Rand Paul pushed through a Kentucky rule change that allows him to simultaneously run for the presidency and for the Senate. With his White House bid in the polling cellar, top GOP officials are now openly saying that it’s time for Paul to drop his presidential campaign and focus on saving his Senate seat. Via Talking Points …

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Trump: I Know You Are, But What Am I?

Yesterday Donald Trump implied that Dubya is at least partially responsible for the 9/11 attacks, spurring Jeb Bush to call Trump “pathetic.” So naturally the always presidential-acting Trump channeled Pee-Wee Herman to respond.

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Sanders Defends Socialism To Bill Maher [VIDEO]

Mediaite has the recap: Maher seemed to all but officially endorse Bernie Sanders in this one appearance; just this week, Maher’s pal Seth MacFarlane proudly introduced Sanders in Los Angeles, so the pressure to do so may continue to rise for the progressive Maher. Tonight he told Sanders in no uncertain terms, “I want to see you get the nomination”. …

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Wingnut Site Daily Caller Runs Photo Of Malia Obama Allegedly Playing Beer Pong At Brown University

The Daily Caller thinks it has a “gotcha” with a photo of Malia Obama possibly playing beer pong during a tour of Brown University. They write: Malia Obama was visiting Brown University in Rhode Island for a campus tour last weekend, and while she was there, the 17-year-old finally proved that there’s at least one cool person in the Obama …

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Donald Trump Attacks Dubya On 9/11: “The World Trade Center Came Down During His Reign”

Donald Trump today implied that President George W. Bush was at least partially responsible for 9/11. Via Talking Points Memo: “He was President,” Trump said. “Blame him, or don’t blame him, but he was President. The World Trade Center came down during his reign.” Trump asserted that unlike the George W. Bush, he would be “a leader” who could command …

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CNBC Caves To Trump’s Debate Demands

CNBC has agreed to Donald Trump’s demands regarding the format and length of the next GOP debate after Trump went on a tirade in which he threatened to boycott the event. As you can see, this news has been met with cartwheels over at Trump World Headquarters.

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Does This Hillary Banner Evoke Evita?

A Spanish-language Hillary Clinton banner unveiled in San Antonio is drawing comparisons to the artwork used for the musical Evita.  NPR reports: New posters featuring Hillary Clinton seem to be trying to make her “high flying, adored” with voters. The new images appeared at a campaign stop in San Antonio, Texas, where Clinton wooed Latino voters on Thursday. But according …

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Scott Walker Used Personal Email For State Business

Via Alan Colmes: During his very short-lived presidential campaign, Scott Walker repeatedly attacked Hillary Clinton for conducting government business through her personal email address. Given that there were tens of thousands of pages of emails showing that Walker did the same thing as Milwaukee County Executive, the hypocrisy was enough to make one’s hair hurt. It turns out that even …

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Priebus: The GOP Is “Cooked” If We Lose In 2016

RNC chairman Reince Priebus said yesterday that the GOP will be “cooked as a party for quite awhile” if they fail to win the White House next year. Via the Washington Examiner: “Our job as a national party is to elect Republicans, and it generally means House, Senate, presidential,” Priebus said. “We’re viewed at in a presidential year as the …

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Jim Webb: The Democratic Debate Was Rigged

“I’ll be very frank here. It was rigged in terms of who was going to get the time on the floor by the way that Anderson Cooper was selecting people to supposedly respond to someone else. I even turned around to Bernie Sanders at one point and said, ‘Bernie, say my name, will you say my name?’ In that kind …

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Aaron Schock Shells Out $900K In Legal Fees

Disgraced former GOP Rep. Aaron Schock has paid out $900,000 in legal fees over just the last quarter and still owes another $750K. Politico reports: Schock (R-Ill.), who resigned after a series of POLITICO stories detailed allegations of misspending in his government and campaign operations, owes Jones Day $746,985. Schock has spent almost $2.7 million on lawyers. He is the …

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Trump Threatens To Boycott Next GOP Debate

Donald Trump says he will not appear at the next GOP debate unless CNBC bows to his demands for changes in the format. Politico reports: A Republican National Committee conference call to discuss plans for the Oct. 28 GOP debate with top advisers to the presidential campaigns spiraled into chaos on Thursday afternoon as Donald Trump threatened to pull out …

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Seth MacFarlane Opens For Bernie Sanders [VIDEO]

Celebrity endorsements for Bernie Sanders have been relatively sparse, but last night Seth MacFarlane effusively praised Sanders in an opening speech to a rally in Los Angeles. Variety recaps: MacFarlane said that he was particularly impressed by a response that Sanders gave at Tuesday night’s debate. Asked what was the country’s greatest national security threat, Sanders answered climate change. “Senator …

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Obama Delays US Departure From Afghanistan [VIDEO]

CNN reports: President Barack Obama announced Thursday that U.S. forces will remain in Afghanistan at their current levels throughout much of 2016, yet another delay in their scheduled withdrawal and an acknowledgment that America’s longest war won’t be concluded on his watch. Obama campaigned as the president who would end two wars, and Thursday’s decision was a major political reversal …

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