Tag Archives: 2016 elections

Democrats Denounce GOP Sen. Mark Kirk For Calling Obama The “Drug Dealer In Chief” For Iran Payment

The Chicago Tribune reports: Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, who has made opposition to a U.S.-led nuclear agreement with Iran a major theme of his re-election campaign, likened home-state President Barack Obama to “drug dealer in chief” over a $400 million payment linked to the release of American prisoners. Kirk’s controversial rhetoric has been an issue as the first-term senator …

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Trump’s 12 Year-Old Boy Wonder Is Very Trump-Like

Multiple outlets are buzzing today about the 12 year-old boy now running Trump’s campaign office in Denver. As it turns out, the kid is following in his hero’s footsteps in more ways than one. From a Guardian article posted just before the GOP convention: The Colorado delegation to the Republican national convention has long been one of the most vocal …

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FLORIDA: Republican US House Candidate Flips Out When Reporter Questions Donations [AUDIO]

Former Secret Service agent and GOP US House candidate Dan Bongino really doesn’t like it when reporters wonder why 94% his campaign donations have come from outside the district he’s running in. Politico reports: The dispute began on Twitter early in the day when Bongino bashed the Naples Daily News for writing “propaganda.” Asked by POLITICO reporter Marc Caputo about …

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A 12 Year-Old Is Running Trump’s Colorado Office

Talking Points Memo reports: One Colorado 12-year-old is spending his summer vacation helping Donald Trump get elected by running the campaign’s field office in one of the state’s most populous counties. The Trump campaign’s field office in Jefferson County, which includes the greater Denver area, is largely run by Weston Imer, 12. While his mother, Laurel Imer, is listed as …

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Trump: Shut Down The Corrupt Clinton Foundation

Via press release from Donald Trump: Hillary Clinton is the defender of the corrupt and rigged status quo. The Clintons have spent decades as insiders lining their own pockets and taking care of donors instead of the American people. It is now clear that the Clinton Foundation is the most corrupt enterprise in political history. What they were doing during …

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Clinton Campaign Makes $80M TV Ad Buy [VIDEO]

With a new spot that eviscerates Trump on his temperament. ABC News reports: Hillary Clinton’s campaign is ramping up its presence on the airwaves. According to an aide, the campaign has reserved $80 million worth of TV ad space in battleground states to take them through the fall campaign. The buy – which includes $3 million in additional ads for …

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Trump Doesn’t Hurl Personal Insults

Yesterday Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway appeared on ABC’s This Week to smugly declare that Trump “doesn’t hurl personal insults.” Less than 24 hours later, her candidate decided that it makes sense to call Mika Brzezinski a neurotic and not very bright mess. Trump followed that tweet up a few minutes later by threatening to out the Morning Joe pair …

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Michele Bachmann: I’m Advising Trump On Terrorism

Donald Trump held a fundraiser in Minnesota this weekend and Michele Bachmann was one of the few local Republicans willing to be seen there. MPR News reports: Before the event, former Minnesota Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann said she has been advising Trump on foreign policy and issues of concern to Christian conservatives. She said Trump is right to call for …

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Clinton Campaign Warns Against Complacency

The Hill reports: As she heads toward the fall with a solid lead in the polls, Hillary Clinton and her team are warning donors and Democrats not to be complacent in the final stretch of the campaign. While the post-convention weeks in August have been a high point for Clinton and a disastrous period for her Republican challenger Donald Trump, …

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Giuliani: Videos Prove Hillary’s Brain Damage [VIDEO]

The Huffington Post reports: Donald Trump campaign adviser and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani asserted that online videos exist that raise serious questions about Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s mental health. In an interview on “Fox News Sunday,” Giuliani blamed the news media for failing to give attention to supposedly valid questions about Clinton’s psychological fitness. Asked to …

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SHE REALLY SAID THIS: Trump Campaign Manager Says Trump “Doesn’t Hurl Personal Insults” [VIDEO]

The New York Daily News reports: Donald Trump’s new spinster might be a little spun out. Kellyanne Conway, promoted last week to be the mogul’s new campaign manager, denied Sunday that her new boss had ever insulted anyone. “He doesn’t hurl personal insults,” Conway said on ABC’s “This Week.” “He, just this week — look what he talked about. He’s …

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Trump Campaign Manager Flip-Flops On Deporting Immigrants: That’s To Be Determined [VIDEO]

The wingnuts are furious. Good. The Washington Post reports: It’s unclear what exactly Donald Trump wants to do when it comes to the 11 million immigrants illegally living in the United States. For months, Trump has firmly said that he would implement mass deportations, saying last summer that all undocumented immigrants “have to go.” Then in June, he seemed to …

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New GOP Ad Hits Hillary For “Elite” Donors [VIDEO]

Politico recaps: In the wake of Hillary Clinton’s recent fundraising along the East and West Coasts, the Republican National Committee have released a new web ad claiming the Democratic presidential nominee is out-of-touch with “everyday Americans.” The 19-second video, entitled “Hillary Clinton’s Liberal Elite Summer Tour,” begins with an airplane with Clinton’s logo. A voiceover from a flight attendant names …

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New CBS Poll: Hillary + 6 In Swing State Ohio

CBS News reports: In Ohio, which is so critical to Donald Trump’s electoral fortunes, it is Hillary Clinton who has extended her lead and is now up six points, 46 percent to 40 percent; she was up four points in July. Clinton has made gains among women, and remains bolstered by a nearly-unified Democratic base. She wins 90 percent of …

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David Duke Celebrates Trump/Breitbart Partnership: Racists Have Taken Over The Republican Party [AUDIO]

Via Mediaite: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump rocked the political media world this week by hiring Breitbart.com honcho Stephen K. Bannon to be his campaign CEO, and while the move has mainstream pundits scratching their heads, its meaning appears to be crystal clear to David Duke and his followers. The former Klan leader and current U.S. Senate candidate closed out …

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Clinton Campaign Manager: We Can’t Find Anybody Crazy Enough To Play Trump In Debate Prep [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager Robby Mook said they still haven’t found a person to play Donald Trump in mock debates. “It’s very hard to find someone to mimic the reckless temperament and the hateful instincts and divisive instincts of Donald Trump,” Mook said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “Preparing for a debate with him is …

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Jerry Falwell Jr: Trump Is Our Winston Churchill

From Jerry Falwell Jr.’s op-ed in the Washington Post: We are at a crossroads where our first priority must be saving our nation. We need a leader with qualities that resemble those of Winston Churchill, and I believe that leader is Donald Trump. As Churchill did, Trump possesses the resolve to put his country first and to never give up …

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REPORT: Trump’s Companies Are $650M In Debt

The New York Times reports: On the campaign trail, Donald J. Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, has sold himself as a businessman who has made billions of dollars and is beholden to no one. But an investigation by The New York Times into the financial maze of Mr. Trump’s real estate holdings in the United States reveals that companies he …

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Bad Lip Reading At The Dem Convention [VIDEO]

CBS News recaps: “See, I’m wearing my three hemp bracelets and just rappin’ at ya.” — Bill Clinton, 2016. OK, so that wasn’t actually a thing Bill Clinton said. But watch “Bad Lip Reading” do its thing with the Democratic National Convention, and you’ll see him almost kind of appear to say it. The candidate herself is, of course, featured …

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